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    Palatini, Margie
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    Yuck. A cheese and ham sandwich for lunch is way too boring. As young Zak stares at his plate, he grumbles. If only he had his own restaurant, he could eat anything he wanted. But wishes can come true in astonishing ways. In a flash,...

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    Davis, Darren G.
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    The first volume of the new young-adult novel series Zak Raven, Esq. Zak Raven is your typical 15-year-old boy living in Bluffside. He wakes up, goes to school, comes home and does his homework. But somewhere between dinner and curfew,...

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    Clark, Mary Higgins
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    "Queen of Suspense" Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke are back with their fifth enthralling mystery in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series; You Don't Own Me finds television producer Laurie Moran...

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    2004 Caine Prize was awarded to the short story Seventh Street Alchemy by Brian Chikawava. The story is in this anthology, Writing Still. The Caine Prize for African creative writing is awarded annually. The prize is named after the...

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    In this fifth anthology of Zimbabwean short stories from Weaver Press, 15 writers respond to the topic of writing free, and offer their thoughts about how and why they wrote as they did. The stories reflect a wide variety of freedoms:...

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    Delany, Vicki
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    Siblings Wendy and Jason Wyatt-Yarmouth and their friends are in the peaceful mountain town of Trafalgar, B.C. enjoying a two-week vacation of skiing, drinking, drugs, and sex. But tragedy strikes when two of the group crash through the...

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    Todd, Charles
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    When reclusive war poet Olivia Marlowe and her half brother Nicholas Cheney die together in their ancestral home on the Cornish coast, it looks like suicide. The grieving relatives gather together to discuss the fate of Barcombe Hall,...

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    Bowen, Michael
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    For some it is an "honor cottage." For United States Senator Desmond Gardner, it's a minimum security federal prison that he and Sweet Tony Martinelli now call home. Unlike Gardner, Martinelli's rap sheet smacks more...

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    Greenwood, Kerry
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    The redoubtable Phryne Fisher is holidaying at Cave House, a Gothic mansion in the heart of Australia’s Victorian mountain country. But the peaceful surroundings mask danger. Her host is receiving death threats, lethal traps are set...

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    Delany, Vicki
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    Passionate environmentalist, old-time hippy Lucky Smith and Paul Keller, Chief Constable of Trafalgar, British Columbia, are an unlikely couple. Their vacation to the Rocky Mountains is a chance to explore their fledging late-in-life...

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    Sparks, Nicholas
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    #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with his signature combination of gripping, emotionally resonant storytelling and love overcoming all odds. At thirty-two Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable...

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    Ferry, Peter
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    Pete Ferry, our narrator, teaches high school English in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Lake Forest and moonlights as a travel writer. On his way home after work one evening he witnesses a car accident that kills a beautiful woman named...

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    Maenetsha, Kholofelo
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    As Ama's wedding day approaches and her friends––Beauty, Matlakala and Pamela are there to lend varying degrees of support. But when tragedy strikes on Ama's wedding day and spreads to every corner of the group's lives...

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    Gregory, Philippa
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    The #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the great storytellers of our time" (San Francisco Book Review) turns from the glamour of the royal courts to tell the story of an ordinary woman, Alinor, who cannot bear to...

  • Author:
    Reed, Mary, Mayer, Eric
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    It is 539 A.D. and as the reconquest of Italy draws toward its close, a pair of 8-year old twins descended from the last Ostrogothic king have become valuable pawns in Emperor Justinian’s plans to restore the glory of Rome....

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    Fitzgerald, F. Scott
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    Amory Blaine, a charming and romantic egotist, escapes his Midwestern family for a life of privilege, but is set on a disastrous course by his love for the dazzling, grasping Rosalind. A gripping tale of love made grotesque by greed and...

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    Rheam, Bryony
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    This September Sun won the Best First Book prize at the 2010 Zimbabwe Book Publishers' Association Awards. The book is a chronicle of the lives of two women, the romantic Evelyn and her granddaughter Ellie. Growing up in post-...

  • Author:
    Hudson, Kerry
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    An unconventional love story from Kerry Hudson, one of the most acclaimed debut authors of 2012. The beginning of a relationship is usually all about getting to know each other, about deep and meaningful conversations far into the night...

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    Mlalazi, Christopher
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    This is the story of a small family in Lobengula township, Bulawayo: a shoemaker, Ngwenya, his wife, MaVundla, and their two children, Ambition and Senzeni, whose lives are turned upside-down when Senzeni joins the local youth militia....

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    UNICEF estimates that Tanzania has over three million orphans. The Bethsaida Orphan Girls Secondary School seeks to help the most vulnerable of Tanzania's children. Founded by Mrs. Anna Machary in 2005 under the auspices of the non...

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