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    Gildiner, Catherine
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    Heartbreaking and wicked: a memoir of  stunning beauty and remarkable grace. Improbable friendships and brushes with death. A schoolgirl affecting the course of aboriginal politics. Elvis and cocktails and Catholicism and the secrets...

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    Blais, Madeleine
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    To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais's charming, evocative memoir of a house that holds a special place in her heart, and of Martha's Vineyard itself-from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops,...

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    Burke, James Lee
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    A young Kentucky miner grows up in the Appalachian Mountains, where he's torn between his family and the lure of the city.

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    Quinn, Julia
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    Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except ... she wasn't. The beautiful...

  • Author:
    Stuart, Anne
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    After Emma accidentally kills her uncle, she's saved by James Killoran, a dissolute dark lord bent on retribution. After her rescue, he decides that she's the perfect instrument to enact his revenge. He just never envisioned...

  • Author:
    Delany, Samuel R.
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    If one street in America can claim to be the most infamous, it is surely 42nd Street. Between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, 42nd Street was once known for its peep shows, street corner hustlers and movie houses. Over the last two decades...

  • Author:
    Vonnegut, Kurt
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    According to Kurt Vonnegut's alter ego, the old science fiction writer Kilgore Trout, a global timequake will occur on February 13, 2001, at 2:27 p.m. It will be the moment when the universe suffers a crisis of conscience: Should...

  • Author:
    Carriger, Gail
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    Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London high society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler...

  • Author:
    Hamilton, Cicely
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    When war breaks out in Europe - modern, aerial war whose tactics include displacing entire populations - British civilization collapses overnight. The ironically named Theodore Savage, an educated and idle civil servant, must learn to...

  • Author:
    Greenham, Cyril W.
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    The Yarns We Had is a collection of stories that were handed down to Cyril W. Greenham by his father, Wilbur Greenham, and grandfather, Andrew (Chum) Greenham. Both men were fishermen and seagoing captains from Notre Dame Bay,...

  • Author:
    Unwin, Peter
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    Immortalized in words and song, the symbol of the great, untreaded Wilderness, the shores surrounding Lake Superior rustle with stories of gregarious legend, unlikely heroes, quiet sorrow, and unmatched feats of bravery and adventure....

  • Author:
    Butler, Paul
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    The Widow’s Fire explores the shadow side of Jane Austen’s final novel Persuasion, disrupting its happy ending and throwing moral certainties off balance. We join the action close to the moment when Austen draws away...

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    Harvey, Samantha
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    15th century Oakham, in Somerset; a tiny village cut off by a big river with no bridge. When a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, an explanation has to be found: accident, suicide or murder' The...

  • Author:
    Grey, Zane
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    In 1925, Elijah Winters brings his daughter to a remote trading post in Arizona, but ranch life bores her. To awaken her to a new, healthier way of life, Elijah colludes with a young archaeologist searching for an ancient kiva of a...

  • Author:
    Quinn, Julia
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    1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London's most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in all truth, why should he' When it...

  • Author:
    Connerney, Richard
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    India's future will be determined not only by economic development, but also by a dynamic traditional culture that continues to develop along its own lines sometimes in concert, and sometimes in conflict with material enrichment. India...

  • Author:
    McCall Smith, Alexander
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    Precocious six-year-old Bertie joins the scouts to escape his mother, Matthew learns to handle the challenges of marriage, and Domenica deals with loneliness. Even four-legged Cyril gets in on the action, finding himself a bit of canine...

  • Author:
    Algren, Nelson
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    Written over the course of four decades, this collection of 12 stories centers around Depression-era Texas. Characterized by small-town strife, political corruption and frontier-style justice, each tale is a testament to the struggles...

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    Ferrante, Elena
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    Here is the dazzling saga of two women: the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Through all of life's discoveries, vagaries, and losses, the women's friendship has remained the gravitational center of...

  • Author:
    Camden, Elizabeth
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    Romance and Drama to Capture the Heart in This Emotional Tale

    The last thing Libby Sawyer and her father expected upon their return from their summer home was to find strangers inhabiting a house that had been in their family for...

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