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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    "The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they'd read a hundred Holocaust stories or none." - Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project

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  • Midnight Line

    It all starts with a ring in a pawn shop -- a ladies West Point ring engraved with SRS. Jack Reacher knows, based on his experience and the year, it is not a thing given up lightly and decides to track the owner. The ex-MP's follows the ring across several states and a variety of unsavory characters as he discovers more about its owner's life. This title in author Lee Child's best-selling series relies less on non-stop action and more on procedure to answer questions, right some wrongs, and eventually leads to a showdown at the midnight line.

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  • Lost Roses

    It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now, Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia: the church with the interior covered in jeweled mosaics, the Rembrandts at the tsar's Winter Palace, the famous ballet.

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  • Parkland

    We all know about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, the movement it sparked, and the teens who continue to speak truth to power. But do we really know the young people behind the tweets and interviews? Journalist Cullen (Columbine) tries to answer that question, documenting the impact of the tragedy and pain that swept through the community, as well as the movement that served as a lifeline for all involved.

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  • The Lost Girls of Paris

    Inspired by actual historical events, internationally best-selling Jenoff (The Orphan's Tale , 2017) reaches back in time to craft another gripping WWII-era tale. In 1946, still grieving from the tragic loss of her husband, Grace Healey stumbles across an abandoned suitcase in Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal. Overwhelmed by curiosity, she opens the suitcase, discovering a cache of photographic portraits of 12 women.

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  • The Lost Man

    New York Times best-selling Harper's two earlier novels were both constructed around the harsher extremes of the Australian outback, and in this one we experience the isolated and inhospitable desert in Queensland. It is a brutal existence for the ranchers who live and work there, in relentless heat, hours away from any vestige of civilization. When the sun-baked body of Cam Bright, experienced at desert survival, is found by his brothers adjacent to a lone headstone in the middle of nowhere, marking the stockman's grave, they are hard pressed to find an explanation.

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  • The Au Pair

    Twins born on the Summerbourne estate never survive, at least according to local lore, until the births of Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny. However, just a few hours after giving birth to the twins, their mother, Ruth, commits suicide by throwing herself from the estate's high cliffs and perishing amidst the rocks and ocean spray below. Twenty-five years later, Seraphine begins searching for the truth of that mysterious day, beginning with the family's au pair, Laura, who fled Summerbourne on the same day of Seraphine and Danny's birth and their mother's death.

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  • The First Lady

    In James Patterson's new stand-alone thriller, one secret can bring down a government when the president's affair to remember becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget.

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  • Elevation

    In "Elevation," Stephen King presents the story of Scott Carey a man who discovers an odd condition as he grows lighter, despite not losing any weight. Scott seeks to do a little elevation of his own in helping his neighbors to be accepted in the community, and tries to use his condition to put a crazy scheme into action before it's too late. The second story, "Laurie," available on the audio version only, is about a widower who is presented a dog he doesn't want, but finds that he really needs.

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  • Secrets of the Tulip Sisters

    Told with Susan Mallery's trademark heart and humor, this is a charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters.

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  • Commander In Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

    This book, claims author Rick Reilly, is not political -- it is about sports and his love of golf, a game of honor. When he read the ludicrous claim that Donald Trump had won 18 club championships, it inspired this book. The president is an excellent golfer and an engaging partner (as Reilly knows first-hand), yet is widely known for cheating and wild claims because "everyone does it" and "it sounds better." Much of Trump's life -- his upbringing, his business dealings, his penchant for lawsuits, and his inability to lose or let go of a grudge -- is examined, using golf as a lens.

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  • Feared

    The law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio is blindsided by a reverse discrimination suit brought by a past nemesis, Nick Machiavelli; then they are shocked that their one male associate's public comments bolster the case. The firm wants to fight back against the public relations beating they are taking, but the firm's defense attorney urges them a more "Zen" approach. Mary DiNunzio is fighting pregnancy complications and the firm is scrambling to keep clients in a story filled with revelations, twists, and both unlikely sources and South Philly connections bringing help ...and danger.

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  • Lost Girls of Paris

    From the internationally bestselling author Pam Jenoff, The Lost Girls of Paris is an emotional and powerful journey through friendship and betrayal during the second world war, inspired by true events.

    1940s. With the world at war, Eleanor Trigg leads a mysterious ring of female secret agents in London. Twelve of these women are sent to aid the resistance.

    They never return home.

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  • Holy Ghost

    When the mayor of Wheatfield, Minnesota and his best friend cook up a plan to save their town in a way that won't hurt anyone, the town finds itself a pilgrimage site after an appearance of the Virgin Mary. Investigator Virgil Flowers is summoned to the town when people are shot and soon find two murders as well. He searches for a shooter that no one hears - along with a stolen shipment of Legos somewhere in the vicinity - he knows he will eventually find his suspect. But first, he needs to survive the bad pancakes and chicken pot pies.

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  • Night School

    Author Lee Child goes back into his character Jack Reacher's past to a time when he is sent to school. But of course, the assignment is not quite that simple. The government has brought together representatives of the military and intelligence communities because of an undercover source's report that an American is offering something for $100 million. What could be worth an offer of that size? Reacher and his best friend Sergeant Frances Neagley head to Germany as their best option, interviewing subjects and chasing leads.

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