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  • Auteur:
    Lovett, Charles C.
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    Just as his debut novel becomes a bestseller, Robert Parrish realizes he must confront his secret demons by fulfilling a promise to solve a mystery about his favorite book series, the Tremendous Trio.

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    Wiggs, Susan
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    Helena Cabot Barnes discovered too late that her husband is a dangerous man. Fearing for her safety, she ends her marriage and flees to legendary Moon Lake Lodge. But Helena can't outrun her past. In desperation, she turns to Michael Rowan, a man she once loved, a man who broke her heart. For Helena, the road to trusting Michael again is long and hard. And danger lies ahead.

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    Wiggs, Susan
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    Filled with dreams of a better life, seventeen-year-old Genevieve Elliot makes the perilous journey from England to colonial Virginia, where she and handsome frontiersman Roarke Adair tame the savage wilderness and survive the sorrows of war to make a home.

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    Grady, Wayne
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    How far would a son go to belong? And how far would a father go to protect him? With his curly black hair and his wicked grin, everyone swoons and thinks of Frank Sinatra when Navy musician Jackson Lewis takes the stage. It's World War II, and while stationed in St. John's, Newfoundland, Jack meets the well-heeled, romantic Vivian Clift, a local girl who has never stepped off the Rock and is desperate to see the world. They marry against Vivian's family's wishes--hard to say what it is, but there's something about Jack that they just don't like--and as the war draws to a close, the new couple travels to Windsor to meet Jack's family. But when Vivian meets Jack's mother and brother, everything she thought she knew about her new husband gets called into question. They don't live in the dream home that Jack depicted, they all look different from one another--and different from anyone Vivian has ever seen--and after weeks of waiting to meet Jack's father, William Henry, he never materializes.

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    Marlantes, Karl
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    As the Koski siblings strive to rebuild lives and families in an America in flux, they also try to hold fast to the traditions of a home they left behind in Finland.

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    McBride, James
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    Oprah's Book Club Pick A New York Times Bestseller One of The New York Times Top Ten Books of the Year A Washington Post Notable Novel One of TIME Magazine's Ten Best Novels of the Year From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water , comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and, in front of everybody, shoots the project’s drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong , James McBride’s funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird . In Deacon King Kong , McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood’s Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters—caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York—overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion. Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water . Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us.

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    Gregory, Philippa
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    Named a Best Book of the Month by CNN and MSNBC Named a Most Exciting New Book of Fall by PopSugar #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory's new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy—his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home

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    Slaughter, Karin
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    Atlanta, 1974. It's Kate Murphy's first day on the job, and the Atlanta Police Department is seething after the murder of an officer. It's clear the APD doesn't welcome women, and when a move is made to keep Kate out of the action--it backfires.

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    Atakora, Afia
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    A mother and daughter with a shared talent for healing—and for the conjuring of curses—are at the heart of this dazzling first novel LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE "Lush, irresistible ... It took me into the hearts of women I could otherwise never know. I was transported."—Amy Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of White Houses and Away Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother's footsteps as a midwife; and their master's daughter Varina. The secrets and bonds among these women and their community come to a head at the beginning of a war and at the birth of an accursed child, who sets the townspeople alight with fear and a spreading superstition that threatens their newly won, tenuous freedom. Magnificently written, brilliantly researched, richly imagined, Conjure Women moves back and forth in time to tell the haunting story of Rue, Varina, and May Belle, their passions and friendships, and the lengths they will go to save themselves and those they love. Praise for Conjure Women "[A] haunting, promising debut ... Through complex characters and bewitching prose, Atakora offers a stirring portrait of the power conferred between the enslaved women. This powerful tale of moral ambiguity amid inarguable injustice stands with Esi Edugyan's Washington Black." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) "An engrossing debut ... Atakora structures a plot with plenty of satisfying twists. Life in the immediate aftermath of slavery is powerfully rendered in this impressive first novel." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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    Kleypas, Lisa
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    Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful, and has eyes for Lady Cassandra Ravenel. When Cassandra's reputation is nearly destroyed, Severin seizes the opportunity he's been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants, or does he? The chase for Cassandra's hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun.

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    Robertson, Donald L.
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    Callum Logan faces a challenge along a trail he has traveled before. But this time, he is accompanied by precious cargo. Is he destined to fail, or will his experience, cunning, fists, and guns blast his way to success?

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    Kibler, Julie
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    This story of a forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky and an unlikely modern-day friendship follows eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister and her hairdresser, Dorrie, a black single mother, from Texas to a funeral in Ohio--a journey that will change both their lives.

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    Laurens, Stephanie
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    It's December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan are having the family Christmas celebration at snowbound Casphairn Manor. The upcoming generation has its own plans for the holiday season; yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind.

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    Chatham, Victoria
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    In the dirty thirties jobs were hard to come by. Having lost her father and her home in southern Alberta, Tilly McCormack is thrilled when her application for a position as a chambermaid at the prestigious Banff Springs Hotel, one of Canada's great railway hotels, is accepted. Local trail guide Ryan Blake is taken with Tilly's sparkling blue eyes and mischievous sense of humor. On the night he plans to propose to Tilly, another bride-to-be, whose wedding is being held at the Hotel, disappears. Tilly has an idea where she might have gone and together with Ryan sets out to search for her.

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    Wiggs, Susan
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    In this vivid tale of medieval England, beautiful heiress Briar Rose longs to find a man whom she can love. Then she meets the dashing but disgraced Lord Gareth Hawke, who has fallen on hard times. But there are those who seek to do anything they can to thwart such a union, including her spiteful stepmother and Hawke's arch enemy.

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    Purdie, Kathryn
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    Bone Criers are the last descendants of an ancient family charged with using the magic they draw from animal bones to shepherd the dead into the afterlife, lest they drain the light from the living. Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become their matriarch, but first she must complete her rite of passage: to kill the boy she's destined to love. Bastien's father was slain by a Bone Crier and he's been seeking revenge ever since, but his vengeance must wait.

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    McClellan, Brian
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    Michel Bravis is tasked with returning to Greenfire Depths to do whatever he can to prevent the Dynize from using its power. Ben Styke is forced to rely on brains rather than brawn when his invasion of Dynize is curtailed by a storm that scatters his fleet. Lady Vlora Flint now marches on Landfall at the head of an Adran army, seeking vengeance against those who have conspired against her.

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    Sapkowski, Andrzej
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    Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as the Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child with the power to change the world. As the threat of war hangs over the land, it will become Geralt's responsibility to protect it-and the Witcher never accepts defeat.

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    Velton, Sonia
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    When Esther Thorel, wife of a master silk weaver, rescues Sara Kemp from a brothel, she thinks she is doing God's will, but her good deed is not returned. Sara quickly realizes that the Thorel household is built on hypocrisy and lies and soon tires of the drudgery of life as Esther's new lady's maid. The two women's relationship becomes increasingly fractious, and Sara resolves to find out what it is that so preoccupies her mistress. As unrest among journeyman silk weavers boils over into riot and rebellion, it leads to a devastating day of reckoning between Esther and Sara.

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    Randall, Alice
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    From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Joseph "Ziggy" Johnson, has been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. As he lays dying in the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Ziggy reflects on his life, the community that was the center of his world, and the remarkable people who helped shape it.

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