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A dangerous place : a novel Cover
Jacqueline Winspear
In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability--and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace she believes she might find by returning to India. But her sojourn in the hills of Darjeeling is cut short when her stepmother summons her home to England; her aging father Frankie Dobbs is not getting any younger. But on a ship bound for England, Maisie realized she isn't ready to return. Agains the wishes of the captain, she disembarks in Gilbraltar. Days after Maisie's arrival, a photographer and member of Gibraltar's Sephardic Jewish community is murdered and Maisie becomes entangled in the case, drawing the attention of the British Secret Service.
FIC Win
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Mar 12, 2015
A faith of her own Cover
Kathleen Fuller
When Jeremiah left his Amish community to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he left more than just his faith behind--he walked away from his family and his childhood friend, Anna Mae. Now that he's returned to help out his mentor and work in a Yankee veterinarian practice, Jeremiah must face his past--and the people he betrayed. Anna Mae had finally put the loss of Jeremiah and the broken vow between them behind her. Even though she supported her best friend's pursuit of his dream, she never let on how his departure left her questioning her own place in the Amish world. With his return, new questions arise, along with feelings she'd never fully acknowledged before.
FIC Ful
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Mar 23, 2015
A fireproof home for the bride Cover
Amy Scheibe
Emmaline Nelson and her sister Birdie grow up in the hard, cold, rural, Lutheran world of strict parents, strict milking times, and strict morals. Marriage is preordained, the groom practically predestined. Though it's 1958, southern Minnesota did not see changing roles for women on the horizon. Caught in a time bubble between a world war and the ferment of the 1960s, Emmy doesn't see that she has any say in her life, any choices at all. Only when Emmy's fiancé shows his true colors and forces himself on her does she find the courage to act--falling instead for a forbidden Catholic boy, a boy whose family seems warm and encouraging after the Nelson farm life.
FIC Sch
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Mar 16, 2015
Above us only sky Cover
Michele Young-Stone
On March 29, 1973, Prudence Eleanor Vilkas was born with a pair of wings molded to her back. Considered a birth defect, her wings were surgically removed, leaving only the ghost of them behind. At sixteen years old Prudence meets her long-estranged Lithuanian grandfather and discovers a miraculous lineage beating and pulsing with past Lithuanian bird-women. Prudence sets forth on a quest to discover her ancestors, to grapple with wings that only one other person can see, and ultimately, to find out where she belongs.
FIC You
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Mar 17, 2015
Aquarium Cover
David Vann
Twelve year old Caitlin lives alone with her mother--a docker at the local container port--in subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother toward a precipice of terrifying consequence.
FIC Van
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Mar 17, 2015
At the water's edge : a novel Cover
Sara Gruen
After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1944, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army Colonel who is already ashamed of his colour-blind son's inability to serve in WWII. To Maddie's horror, Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father's favour is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster and when he finds it he will restore his father's name and return to his father's good graces.
FIC Gru
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Mar 31, 2015
Clash of eagles : book one of the Hesperian trilogy Cover
Alan (Astronomer) Smale
In a world where the Roman Empire never fell, a legion under the command of general Gaius Marcellinus invades the newly-discovered North American continent. But Marcellinus and his troops have woefully underestimated the fighting prowess of the Native American inhabitants. When Gaius is caught behind enemy lines and spared, he must reevaluate his allegiances and find a new place in this strange land.
FIC Sma
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Mar 23, 2015
Confess : a novel Cover
Colleen Hoover
Auburn Reed has lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn't expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.
FIC Hoo
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Mar 16, 2015
Criminal confections Cover
Colette London
Hayden Mundy Moore has bushwhacked through African jungles and haggled in exotic markets to find the finest cacao beans and the most flavorful blends. It's thrilling work but rarely dangerous--until a colleague turns up dead at the exclusive chocolate-themed Lemaître resort spa in San Francisco. Adrienne Dowling's heart attack is blamed on an accidental overdose of the secret ingredient used in Lemaître Chocolates' new line. Hayden can't believe that conscientious Adrienne would make that mistake. And between chocolate body scrubs, cocoa mud baths, and a non-stop frenzy of chocolate-based treats, Hayden starts to suspect that she, not Adrienne, was the intended target.
FIC Lon
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Mar 24, 2015
Cuba straits Cover
Randy Wayne White
Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, has gone into the lucrative business of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. He is also feasting on profits made by buying historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. He prefers what dealers call HPC items--high-profile collectibles--but when he manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend, it's not a matter of money anymore. Garcia has stumbled way out of his depth. First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc Ford begins to investigate, he soon becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public.
FIC Whi
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Mar 24, 2015
Dark rooms Cover
Lili Anolik
Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly--a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession--but memory and instinct won't allow Nica's older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed. Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer.
FIC Ano
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Mar 17, 2015
Epitaph : a novel of the O.K. Corral Cover
Mary Doria Russell
Epitaph tells Wyatt Earp's real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal thirty seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved.
FIC Rus
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Mar 23, 2015
Fractured Cover
Kate Watterson
Detective Ellie Macintosh investigates what she believes is the work of a serial killer, while her partner, Jason Santiago, wrestles with making a non-platonic move on her.
FIC Wat
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Mar 17, 2015
Hausfrau : a novel Cover
Jill Alexander Essbaum
Anna Benz, an American woman in her thirties, lives in comfort and affluence with her Swiss banker husband and their three young children in a picture-perfect suburb of Zürich. Despite the tranquility and order of her domestic existence, Anna is falling apart. In an effort to restart her life, she turns to Jungian analysis, German language classes, and a series of extramarital affair, whose consequences she cannot foretell.
FIC Ess
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Mar 25, 2015
Heartbreak hotel Cover
Deborah Moggach
When retired actor and irrepressible ladies' man Buffy decides to leave London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is getting himself into. In possession of a run-down bed and breakfast that leans more toward the shabby than the chic, Buffy realizes that he needs to fill the beds--and fast. So he has the bold idea of starting "Courses for divorces." Enter a motley collection of guests: Harold, whose wife has run off with a younger woman; Amy, who's been unexpectedly dumped by her (not-so) nebbish boyfriend; and Andy, the hypochondriac postman whose girlfriend is much too much for him to handle. But under Buffy's watchful eye, this disparate group of strangers finds that they have more in common than perhaps they first thought.
FIC Mog
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Mar 11, 2015
Inspector of the dead Cover
David Morrell
The year is 1855. The Crimean War is raging. The incompetence of British commanders causes the fall of the English government. The Empire teeters. Amid this crisis comes opium-eater Thomas De Quincey, one of the most notorious and brilliant personalities of Victorian England. Along with his irrepressible daughter, Emily, and their Scotland Yard companions, Ryan and Becker, De Quincey finds himself confronted by an adversary who threatens the heart of the nation. This killer targets members of the upper echelons of British society, leaving with each corpse the name of someone who previously attempted to kill Queen Victoria. The evidence indicates that the ultimate victim will be Victoria herself"--Provided by publisher
FIC Mor
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Mar 24, 2015
Lacy eye Cover
Jessica Treadway
Surviving a brutal attack that ends her husband's life, Hanna struggles to remember her attacker, who may be her awkward daughter's boyfriend.
FIC Tre
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Mar 23, 2015
Leaving Berlin : a novel Cover
Joseph Kanon
Berlin 1948. Almost four years after the war's end, the city is still in ruins, a physical wasteland and a political symbol about to rupture. In the west, a blockaded city is barely surviving on airlifted supplies. In the east, the early days of political reconstruction are being undermined by the compromises of the Cold War. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch hunts.
FIC Kan
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Mar 16, 2015
Meeting the English Cover
Kate Clanchy
In response to a job advertisement, Struan Robertson, orphan, genius, and just seventeen, leaves his dour native town in Scotland, and arrives in London in the freakishly hot summer of 1989. His job, he finds, is to care for playwright and one-time literary star Phillip Prys, dumbfounded and paralyzed by a massive stroke, because, though two teenage children, two wives, and a literary agent all rattle 'round Phillip's large house, they are each too busy with their peculiar obsessions to do it themselves. As the city bakes, Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummer's dream of mistaken identity, giddying property prices, wild swimming, and overwhelming passions.
FIC Cla
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Mar 17, 2015
NYPD Red 3 Cover
James Patterson
Marshall Karp
When a billionaire's chauffeur is brutally murdered and his son is abducted, NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his ex-girlfriend partner, Kylie MacDonald, realize that their own lives are becoming more threatened as they get closer to solving the case.
FIC Pat
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Mar 12, 2015
Sisters of Shiloh Cover
Kathy Hepinstall
Becky Hepinstall Hilliker
Joseph and Thomas are fresh recruits for the Confederate Army, daring to join the wild fray that has become the seemingly endless Civil War, sharing everything with their fellow soldiers--except the secret that would mean their undoing: they are sisters. Before the war, Joseph and Thomas were Josephine and Libby. But that bloodiest battle, Antietam, leaves Libby to find her husband, Arden, dead. She vows vengeance, dons Arden's clothes, and sneaks off to enlist with the Stonewall Brigade. Desperate to protect her grief-crazed sister, Josephine insists on joining her. Surrounded by flying bullets, deprivation, and illness, the sisters are found by other dangers: Libby is hurtling toward madness; Josephine is falling in love with a fellow soldier.
FIC Hep
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Mar 17, 2015
Someone is watching : a novel Cover
Joy Fielding
Deeply shaken after a brutal attack, Bailey Carpenter struggles to reclaim control over what had once seemed like a neatly-ordered life. Unable to face her job, her friends, or even the world outside her apartment, Bailey is trapped with her thoughts, replaying the attack in her desperate search for every detail that will help the police uncover the identity of her unknown assailant.
FIC Fie
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Mar 24, 2015
The angel court affair Cover
Anne Perry
When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks it's a waste of Special Branch's time and resources. But when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia murdering two of her companions in the process. Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew. With his career on the line, he races to unravel the truth behind Sofia's disappearance, enlisting the help of his beloved wife Charlotte and his old friend Victor Narraway. And he soon realizes that if he cannot find Sofia before it's too late, the consequences could destroy not only his reputation, but the British empire itself.
FIC Per
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Mar 31, 2015
The Cavendon women Cover
Barbara Taylor Bradford
It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. As old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns' loyalty to the Ingham gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it's up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life.
FIC Bra
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Mar 24, 2015
The dead play on Cover
Heather Graham
Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life--and death. He becomes convinced Arnie was murdered and that the instrument had something to do with whatever happened, and with whatever's happening all over the city. Tyler knows his theory sounds crazy to the police, so he approaches Danni Cafferty, hoping she and Michael Quinn will find out what the cops couldn't.
FIC Gra
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Mar 31, 2015
The dog who saved me Cover
Susan Wilson
Former Boston K-9 unit policeman turned animal control officer in bucolic Harmony Farms is up against rescuing a gun shy and wounded dog gone feral, and proving that his low-life older brother is back in the drug business. Fighting his shattering grief at the death of his K-9 partner killed in the line of duty, and a staggering loss of confidence from physical and psychic wounds of his own, Cooper Harrison is back where he started, where Cooper must learn to forgive and, only then, heal.
FIC Wil
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Mar 30, 2015
The fifth heart Cover
Dan Simmons
While in America to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James find themselves involved in matters of national importance possibly orchestrated by Moriarty.
FIC Sim
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Mar 30, 2015
The fire sermon : a novel Cover
Francesca Haig
Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha--physically perfect in every way; and the other an Omega--burdened with deformity, small or large. With the Council ruling an apartheid-like society, Omegas are branded and ostracized while the Alphas have gathered the world's sparse resources for themselves. Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: Whenever one twin dies, so does the other. Cass is a rare Omega, one burdened with psychic foresight. While her twin, Zach, gains power on the Alpha Council, she dares to dream the most dangerous dream of all: equality.
FIC Hai
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Mar 17, 2015
The harder they come Cover
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people--an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover--as they careen towards an explosive confrontation.
FIC Boy
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Mar 30, 2015
The language of the dead : a World War II mystery Cover
Stephen Kelly
In a rural Hampshire village, things have remained fairly quiet despite the war. Then an elderly loner is brutally murdered, and the method of his killing bears the hallmarks of the traditional vanquishing of a witch. A young woman who is carrying the illegitimate child of a fighter pilot also is violently killed; a local drunkard's head is bashed in. Are the cases connected? As the Germans continue their relentless attack, Detective Inspector Thomas Lamb hunts for an elusive killer.
FIC Kel
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Mar 31, 2015
The love letters Cover
Beverly Lewis
Marlena Wenger, a young aunt from the Beachy Amish caring for her infant niece, finds comfort and hope from an Old Order Amish mother and her family who extend friendship to a homeless man, whose few possessions include a collection of love letters.
FIC Lew
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Mar 24, 2015
The patriot threat Cover
Steve Berry
Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files--the kind that could bring the United States to its knees--Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia.
FIC Ber
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Mar 30, 2015
The perfect game Cover
Leslie Dana Kirby
Lauren Rose has recently moved to Phoenix to begin a new life as she starts a prestigious emergency medicine residency, but she could end up doing life in the Arizona State penitentiary instead. Lauren has always lived in the shadow of her more glamorous sister Liz, the wife of baseball superstar Jake Wakefield. But when Liz is found viciously murdered in her Scottsdale home, the spotlight turns to Lauren as prime suspect in the high-profile investigation. Jake's support proves invaluable as she navigates the nightmare her life has become. As Lauren spends time with Jake, they develop a closeness that she finds both comforting and confusing. Meanwhile, the Scottsdale police repeatedly question Lauren.
FIC Kir
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Mar 23, 2015
The precious one Cover
Marisa De los Santos
A tale told in alternating voices traces the collaborative efforts of an estranged millionaire father and the daughter he abandoned 17 years earlier to reconcile and write his memoir.
FIC De l
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Mar 24, 2015
The reluctant midwife Cover
Patricia Harman
The Great Depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily, Nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend Patience Murphy.
FIC Har
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Mar 17, 2015
The shadows : a novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Cover
J. R. Ward
Trez "Latimer" doesn't really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the s'Hisbe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years--all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He's never had anyone he could totally rely on--except for his brother, iAm.
FIC War
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Mar 30, 2015
The stranger Cover
Harlan Coben
The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world. Parents Adam and Hannah Price confront the shocking secret on which their marriage was built, leaving Adam to wonder whether he ever truly knew his wife at all, and soon he stumbles into a dark conspiracy that places lives at risk.
FIC Cob
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Mar 24, 2015
The strangler vine Cover
Miranda Carter
India, 1837. William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair--trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society--becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thuggee cult and its even more ominous suppression.
FIC Car
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Mar 31, 2015
The witch of painted sorrows : a novel Cover
M. J. Rose
Paris, 1894. Sandrine Salome flees New York and her treacherous husband to find shelter in Paris with her grandmother, but as she settles in and pursues new passions, it's unclear whether she or an infamous ancestral witch is driving the changes.
FIC Ros
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Mar 23, 2015
Three amazing things about you Cover
Jill Mansell
Tasha, Hallie and Flo live in the UK, but they don't know each other. Hallie is a cystic fibrosis patient waiting for a lung transplant. Flo likes Zander, but his sister doesn't approve of the relationship. Tasha's new boyfriend is the adventurous type--maybe too adventurous. As their lives gradually entwine there is tragedy and joy; heartbreak and hope. And from loss comes life and new beginnings, friends and families.
FIC Man
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Mar 25, 2015
Werewolf cop : a novel Cover
Andrew Klavan
Zach Adams is one of the best detectives in the country. Nicknamed Cowboy, he's a soft-spoken homicide detective from Houston known for his integrity and courage under fire. He serves on a federal task force that has a single mission: to hunt down Dominic Abend, a European gangster who has taken over the American underworld. In a centuries old forest, under a full moon, a beast assaults him, cursing him forever and transforming him into something deadly.
FIC Kla
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Mar 11, 2015
Where all light tends to go Cover
David Joy
Set in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains, eighteen-year-old Jacob McNeely is torn between appeasing his meth-dealing kingpin father and leaving the mountains forever with the girl he loves.
FIC Joy
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Mar 17, 2015
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Jacqueline Winspear
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Joy Fielding
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Kathleen Fuller
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Anne Perry
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Amy Scheibe
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Barbara Taylor Bradford
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Michele Young-Stone
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Heather Graham
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David Vann
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Susan Wilson
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Sara Gruen
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Dan Simmons
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Alan (Astronomer) Smale
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Francesca Haig
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Colleen Hoover
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T. Coraghessan Boyle
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Colette London
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Stephen Kelly
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Randy Wayne White
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Beverly Lewis
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Lili Anolik
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Steve Berry
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Mary Doria Russell
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Leslie Dana Kirby
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Kate Watterson
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Marisa De los Santos
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Jill Alexander Essbaum
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Patricia Harman
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Deborah Moggach
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J. R. Ward
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David Morrell
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Harlan Coben
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Jessica Treadway
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Miranda Carter
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Joseph Kanon
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M. J. Rose
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Kate Clanchy
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Jill Mansell
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James Patterson
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