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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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    Sapkowski, Andrzej
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    War rages across the lands, and the future of magic is under threat. Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, has vanished--until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the Emperor. Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands.

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    Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
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    In the bitter aftermath of a terrible, bloody war, as a divided nation tries to come together once again, Madge, Sadie, and Hemp are caught up in a desperate, unexpected battle for survival in a community desperate to lay the pain of the past to rest.

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    Wiggs, Susan
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    Feisty orphan Pippa de Lacey lives by wit and skill as a London street performer. But when her sharp tongue gets her into trouble, she seeks the mercy of Irish chieftain Aidan O'Donoghue. Their unlikely alliance reverberates with desire and the tantalizing promise of a life each has always wanted but never dreamed of attaining.

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    Wiggs, Susan
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    Stephen de Lacey is a cold and bitter widower. He regards his new bride as utterly inconvenient-though undeniably fetching. Juliana Romanov is a Russian princess forced into hiding by the traitorous cabal who slaughtered her family. What begins as a mockery of a marriage ultimately blossoms into deepest love.

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    Linden, Caroline
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    Snowed in at a castle full of handsome lords, three young ladies are about to have the holiday of their lives. The road to happily-ever-after always takes some twists and turns.

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    Donoghue, Emma
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    A collection of short stories featuring a cross-section of society including runaways, drifters, gold miners, counterfeiters, attorneys, and slaves from Puritan Massachusetts and revolutionary New Jersey to antebellum Louisiana.

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    Meissner, Susan
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    From the darkest hours rises life in all its glory ... From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love. In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a chance at a better life. Their dreams are short-lived. Just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges that surround them, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it. Under the Canopy of Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.

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    Jordan, Sophie
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    Max, Viscount Camden, cannot recall a time when Lady Aurelia didn't vex him. Unfortunately, they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings, she's always there. But one night she goes too far, and he retaliates in the only way he can: with a kiss that changes everything.

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    Donoghue, Emma
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    A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew with him to the French Riviera where he attempts to uncover his mother's wartime secrets.

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    Wiggs, Susan
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    Gifted physician Blue Calhoun runs a medical practice in San Francisco while raising his son alone. Then a female fugitive with a gunshot wound shows up. Soon he is drawn to her fragile beauty, her nerves of steel, and the mystery surrounding her circumstances. From danger-filled back alleys to the glittering ballrooms of high society, Isabel and Blue confront the violence and corruption that threatens their newfound passion.

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    Dunmore, Evie
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    "Rich with subplot, historical detail and beautifully descriptive writing that keeps the pages turning until the delightfully unconventional happy ending."—NPR An Indie Next/LibraryReads pick! An Apple Must Listen Audiobook for September! A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution—but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans...and her heart. Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford suffragists have finally scraped together enough capital to control one of London's major publishing houses, with one purpose: to use it in a coup against Parliament. But who could have predicted that the one person standing between her and success is her old nemesis and London's undisputed lord of sin, Lord Ballentine? Or that he would be willing to hand over the reins for an outrageous price—a night in her bed. Lucie tempts Tristan like no other woman, burning him up with her fierceness and determination every time they clash. But as their battle of wills and words fans the flames of long-smoldering devotion, the silver-tongued seducer runs the risk of becoming caught in his own snare. As Lucie tries to out-maneuver Tristan in the boardroom and the bedchamber, she soon discovers there's truth in what the poets say: all is fair in love and war...

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    McHugh, Clare
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    Clare McHugh tells the story of Victoria, the Princess Royal, from her younger years as the apple of her father Albert's eyes through her rise to power atop the mighty German empire to her final months of life.

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    Laurens, Stephanie
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    Fate brings Marcus Cynster together with Niniver Carrick, a woman he knows cannot be his bride, regardless of how he feels about her. But as Marcus soon discovers, his fated role is to stand by Niniver's side and, ultimately, to claim her hand.

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    Todd, Charles
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    Years before the Great War summoned Bess Crawford to serve as a battlefield nurse, the indomitable heroine spent her childhood in India under the watchful eye of her friend and confidant, the young soldier Simon Brandon. The two formed an inseparable bond on the dangerous Northwest Frontier where her father's Regiment held the Khyber Pass against all intruders. It was Simon who taught Bess to ride and shoot, escorted her to the bazaars and the Maharani's Palace, and did his best to keep her out of trouble, after the Crawford family took an interest in the tall, angry boy with a mysterious past.

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    Cohoe, Samantha
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    "A vivid ride through eighteenth century Europe with darkness and dread creeping at its corners. Utterly enchanting." - Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints "Cohoe transmutes the legend of the Philosopher's Stone into a dark, intoxicating tale of ambition, obsession, and sacrifice. Prepare for a magic that will consume you." - Rosamund Hodge, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Beauty and Bright Smoke, Cold Fire In her debut novel A Golden Fury , Samantha Cohoe weaves a story of magic and danger, where the curse of the Philosopher's Stone will haunt you long after the final chapter. Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher's Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone's riches is in their grasp, Thea's mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness. While combing through her mother's notes, Thea learns that there's a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of a revolution looming, Thea is sent to live with the father who doesn't know she exists. But there are alchemists after the Stone who don't believe Thea's warning about the curse—instead, they'll stop at nothing to steal Thea's knowledge of how to create the Stone. But Thea can only run for so long, and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone and sacrifice her sanity, or let the people she loves die. A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

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    Atkinson, Kate
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    War survivor Teddy Todd is a would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather who must navigate a rapidly changing world, living in a future he never expected to have.

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    Laurens, Stephanie
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    Jacqueline Tregarth, lady and guardian of Nimway Hall, yearns for a husband, but all those seeking her hand are interested only in controlling her lands, except Lord Richard Devries.

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