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Varina

Charles Frazier

Her marriage prospects limited, teenage Varina Howell agrees to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis, with whom she expects the secure life of a Mississippi landowner. Davis instead pursues a career in politics and is eventually appointed president of the Confederacy, placing Varina at the white-hot center of one of the darkest moments in American history.

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The Female Persuasion

Meg Wolitzer

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.

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Lake Silence

Anne Bishop

Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others--vampires, shape-shifters, and even deadlier paranormal beings. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget.... After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns such as Vicki's don't have any distance from the Others, the dominant predators who rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what is out there watching you. Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe--one of the shape-shifting Others--discovers a murdered man, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, ancient forces are roused by the disturbance in their domain. They have rules that must not be broken--and all the destructive powers of nature at their command.

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Cave of Bones

Anne Hillerman

When Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for at-risk teens, she discovers chaos. Annie, a young participant on a solo experience due back hours before, has just returned and is traumatized. Gently questioning the girl, Bernie learns that Annie stumbled upon a human skeleton on her trek. While everyone is relieved that Annie is back, they're concerned about a beloved instructor who went out into the wilds of the rugged lava wilderness bordering Ramah Navajo Reservation to find the missing girl. The instructor vanished somewhere in the volcanic landscape known as El Malpais. In Navajo lore, the lava caves and tubes are believed to be the solidified blood of a terrible monster killed by superhuman twin warriors. Solving the twin mysteries will expose Bernie to the chilling face of human evil. The instructor's disappearance mirrors a long-ago search that may be connected to a case in which the legendary Joe Leaphorn played a crucial role. Before Bernie can find the truth, an unexpected blizzard, a suspicious accidental drowning, and the arrival of a new FBI agent complicate the investigation. While Bernie searches for answers in her case, her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee juggles trouble closer to home. A vengeful man he sent to prison for domestic violence is back--and involved with Bernie's sister Darleen. Their relationship creates a dilemma that puts Chee in uncomfortable emotional territory that challenges him as family man, a police officer, and as a one-time medicine man in training. Anne Hillerman takes us deep into the heart of the deserts, mountains, and forests of New Mexico and once again explores the lore and rituals of Navajo culture in this gripping entry in her atmospheric crime series.

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The Cutting Edge

Jeffrey Deaver

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City from their honeymoon in Italy to discover a killer is terrorizing New York City. Dubbed the Fiancé Killer, their latest foe targets newly engaged couples by following them into jewelry stores, ending the couples' lives just before they can purchase the ring that symbolizes the future that will never be theirs. As panic grips the city, Rhyme and Sachs quickly spring into action with the full weight of the NYPD backing up the pair's forensic brilliance. But the killer proves elusive, and his agenda is much more than first meets the eye. Soon it becomes clear that the closer Rhyme and Sachs draw to the killer, the closer the killer draws to them. And their foe soon notices that there's something especially arresting about the ring Rhyme gave Sachs--something that could cost both of them their lives.

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Conspiracy

Mark Goodwin

Is there a secret cabal working to collapse the international economy in order to usher in a global government and one-world currency? Noah Parker, like many in the United States, has been asleep at the wheel. During his complacency, the founding precepts of America have been slowly, systematically destroyed by a conspiracy that dates back hundreds of years. The signs can no longer be ignored and Noah is forced to prepare for the cataclysmic period of financial and political upheaval ahead. Watch through the eyes of Noah as the world descends into chaos, a global empire takes shape, ancient writings are fulfilled and the last days fall upon the once great.

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Miss Julia Raises the Roof

Ann B. Ross

With her husband Sam off on a trip to Europe, Miss Julia reckons it's about time to roll up her sleeves and be of some use to her community. It's then that she hears that the nosy do-gooder Madge Taylor and the new pastor Rucker are embarking on a mission to buy up the vacant house next door to Hazel Marie and establish a group home for wayward teenagers. No stranger to taking in the down-and-out herself, Miss Julia is shocked to learn Madge and the pastor are keeping the project a secret. When Miss Julia and Hazel Marie start investigating, though, they uncover a far less philanthropic plot for the house that even Madge doesn't know about--one that could change the quiet, peaceful neighborhood forever. Miss Julia must band together with friends and neighbors to take on nosy Madge and her steamrolling plans, while still being helpful to those in need.

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A Breath of Hope

Lauren Snelling

Nilda Carlson has been trying to save enough money to go to America for months, so when a letter from Einar and Gerd Strand arrives, offering to pay her ticket, she jumps at the chance. Her younger brother Ivar accompanies her, and they can't wait to join their brother Rune and his family in the northern forests of Minnesota. Signe and Rune Carlson are thrilled to welcome Nilda and Ivar to America, but life on the farm remains a struggle. Though Gerd has softened and grown to love the Carlson family, Einar is still harsh and unforgiving, obsessed solely with felling as many trees as possible. Rune is trying to build a new home for his wife and children, but Einar refuses to help and forbids anyone from the nearby community from stepping foot on his land. What dark secret must lie in his past to have caused him to isolate himself--and anyone living under his roof--in this way? When a tragedy lays the truth bare, the Carlsons and Strands will have to come together like never before and become a true family.

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All the Beautiful Lies

Peter Swanson

Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an "otherworldly" way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years. Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father. Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. She isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way. Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth.

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Paris by the Book

Liam Callanan

When eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes, he leaves behind his wife, Leah, their daughters, and, hidden in an unexpected spot, plane tickets to Paris. Hoping to uncover clues--and her husband--Leah sets off for France with her girls. Upon their arrival, she discovers an unfinished manuscript, one Robert had been writing without her knowledge . . . and that he had set in Paris. The Eady women follow the path of the manuscript to a small, floundering English-language bookstore whose weary proprietor is eager to sell. The whole store? Today? Yes, but Leah's biggest surprise comes when she hears herself accepting the offer on the spot. As the family settles into their new Parisian life, they can't help but trace the literary paths of some beloved Parisian classics, including Madeline and The Red Balloon, hoping more clues arise. But a series of startling discoveries forces Leah to consider that she may not be ready for what solving this mystery might do to her family--and the Paris she thought she knew.

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A Nantucket Wedding

Nancy Thayer

It's summer on Nantucket and Alison is finally engaged to the love of her life. Things would be perfect--if only she could make peace between her daughters. Felicity, wild at heart yet a loving mother to her own children, and Jane, the extremely organized and high-earning businesswoman, arrive on the island hoping to get through these next few weeks without ruining their mother's big day. When Felicity's husband reveals a long-term affair and Jane falls for her soon-to-be step-brother, everyone gets way more drama than they bargained for.

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Jagged

Lauren Dane

Vicktor Orlov took one look at the wary gaze and slow-to-trust personality of the deliciously sexy and fascinating Rachel Dolan and knew he wanted more than just a casual friendship. But as a natural protector, he also knew bossiness and overprotective maneuvering would push her away. He’ll use every tool in his easygoing arsenal to convince her to take a chance on them. Rachel’s flourishing new career as a tattoo artist has brought color back into a life previously damaged by violence. She knows she can trust Vic—it’s herself she’s not sure of. She doesn’t want to be caged or controlled, protected so much she has no ability to make her own choices. And damn if the man doesn’t know it. When Vic finally drops all pretenses of “just friends” and focuses all his careful affection and irresistible seduction on her, Rachel knows she’s falling hard for the laid-back pretty-boy Russian she’s discovered has a relentlessly steel spine when it comes to her. And she can’t resist.

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Cuffed

K. Bromberg

Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again. Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past. But I’m drawn to him. What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right? *** I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves. That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up. Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story. I’ll give her the one night she asks for—like that’s a hardship—but when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. There’s no way in hell I’m letting her go this time without a fight.

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Tempting Little Tease

Kendall Ryan

She's the tutor I hired to teach me Italian. She's way too young for me, but she's also gorgeous, bright and filled with a curiosity about life that I find incredibly refreshing. It's fucking adorable. I'm old enough to know better, but this pretty young thing tempts me beyond belief. And for the first time in my life, I can see myself falling. *** Is this what it's like to be pursued by an older man? The complete confidence, the lack of expectations, the sincerity? My God, it's exhilarating. Quinn Kingsley is totally unexpected. I'm moving to Italy in three weeks to teach English, and while I never expected something so real to develop between us so quickly, our chemistry is undeniable. There's something so sexy about this back and forth he and I share. Flirting with this man is like playing with fire, and I'm bound to get burned. Io sono attratto da te. I'm attracted to you, he tells me. But is our attraction enough to get us through the complications of a massive age gap and an international love affair? Only one way to find out..

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Ottissippi: The truth about Great Lakes Indian History and the Gateway to the West

Cheryl L. Morgan

This is the sweeping history of the Great Lakes Indians, the Northwest Territory, Michigan, Ontario, Canada, Ohio and more. The Great Lakes, Superior, Huron - Karegnondi, Erie, Michigan, and Ontario. Southeast Michigan was the great trade route to the west, the Ottissippi - the Detroit strait, the St. Clair and Detroit River was the waterway to the heart of the country. Aamjiwnaang territory, from Detroit, to Toronto, Georgian Bay, to Alpena, then west to the Saginaw watershed west of Lansing. Many tribes were connected to this area, The Three Fires, Ojibwe-Chippewa, Ottawa, Pottawatomi, Huron, Missisauga, Neutrals, Iroquois, Wyandotte, Erie, Saulk, Sauk, Fox, Delaware, Miami, Shawnee, Delaware, Menominee, Saulteurs, Saulteaux, and many more. This is in depth research and history of the Indigenous Aboriginal people, culture and lifeways of the Michigan, Anishinabe -First People. The extraordinary hidden truth we never learned, due to the history being scattered, the complexity, time, and change of names, places, waterways and governments. The Origins, migration, religion, prophecies, Mide, Metis, hunting, sturgeon, white fish, medicine, war, disease, counting coup, dog feast, clans, chiefs, totems, firesticks, Teaching stick, slavery, Death Song, canoes, buffalo, vision quest, four directions, Pow Wow, Sun dance, sweat lodge, fire water, racism, Chiefs biographies . Voyageurs, explorers, missionaries, Coureur Debois, the French, British, Americans, Spanish, Dutch, military, pirates, wizards, trading posts, frontier, pioneers and Immigration. The many waterways, St. Clair River, Belle River, Black River, Thames, Chenail Escarte, Flint River, Huron River, Lake St. Clair, St. Clair Flats, and Islands. Sault Ste. Marie, Michilimackinac, Gnadenhutten, Cahokia, Vincennes, Kaskaskia, Virginia, Indiana Territory, Teuscha Grondie, Place of Many Beavers, White Rock, St. Marys. Forts, Detret, Ponchetrain, St. Joseph, Sinclair, Gratiot, Malden, Maiden, and Edward. Reservations; Kettle Point, Stony Pointe, Sarnia Reserve, Swan Creek, Saginaw Chippewa, and First Nations. Chiefs, Okemos, Neome, Tecumseh, Pontiac, Wawanosh, Little Thunder - Animikance, Kioscance, John Riley, Mother Rodd, Machonce, Indian Dave, Black Snake, Sanilac, Shawano, Shabonna, the Plain Chiefs, Langlade, and the great hero Peggy. Generals, Dulhut - Duluth, St. Clair, Sinclair, Braddock, George Rogers Clark, Harmar, Harrison, Hull, Gladwin, McKee, Croghan, Brandt, Proctor, Amhurst, Askin, Astor, Harsens. Preachers, Jesuits, Black Robes, Father Richard, Catholic, Methodist, Henry Chase, Charles Eastman, Peter Jones, William Case, Nanabozoo. Quebec, Louisiana, Upper Canada, The Western District, Lambton, Point Edward, Windsor - Sandwich, Sombra, Sarnia, St. Clair County, Port Huron, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois. The Revolutionary war, Fox war, Beaver wars, Iroquois wars, War of 1812, Patriot War, Company K, Cadillac, Lahonton, Governor Lewis Cass, General Hull, Mad Anthony Wayne, Hamilton, Proctor, Depeyster, George Washington, Henry Schoolcraft. John Johnson, The Family Compact, Boarding Schools, The Canadian Truth Commission, Northern Slavery, United Empire Loyalists, Tories, Z.W. Bunce, Duperon Baby, Sam and Eber Ward, and Jacob Smith. Saint Clare, Colonialism, The Quebec Act, The Ohio Company, Underground Railroad, Northern Slavery, Hudsons Bay Company, American Fur Company, Northwest Company, Paul Bunyan, Lake Huron Land Bridge, Sanilac Petroglyphs, Bluewater Bridge, Draper Park, Mt. Pleasant Industrial Boarding School, NAGPRA. Early fur traders, lumbermen, pioneers, Abbott, Baby, Campau, Brakeman, Howard, Harrington, Wadhams, Glyshaw, Beard and many more. A compendium of early writings, modern writings, and interviews. Extraordinary in depth research, a very important contribution to education and history.

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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man's first journey to the moon

Robert Kurson

Shares the inside story of the dangerous Apollo 8 mission, focusing on the lives of astronaut heroes Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, while illuminating the political factors that prompted the decision to risk lives to save the Apollo program and define the space race.

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The Recovering: Intoxication and its Afterman

Leslie Jamison

Presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.

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