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11/25/2014 - 3:28pm

A map of betrayal Cover
Ha Jin
When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father's diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary--an astonishing chronicle of his journey from 1949 Shanghai to Okinawa to Langley, Virginia--reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed. The trail leads Lilian to China, to her father's long-abandoned other family, whose existence she and her Irish American mother never suspected. As Lilian begins to fathom her father's dilemma, she sees how his sense of duty distorted his life.
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Nov 17, 2014
A play of shadow : Mellynne Cover
Julie Czerneda
Bannan Larmensu, the truthseer who won Jenn Nalynn's heart, learns his brother-in-law was sent as a peace envoy to Channen, capitol of the mysterious domain of Mellynne, and has disappeared. When Bannan's young nephews arrive in Marrowdell, he fears the worst, that his sister, the fiery Lila, has gone in search of her husband, leaving her sons in his care. The law forbids Bannan from leaving Marrowdell and travelling to Mellynne to help his sister. In this world. As a turn-born, Jenn Nalynn has the power to cross into the magical realm of the Verge, and take Bannan with her.
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Nov 12, 2014
Bad country Cover
C. B McKenzie
Rodeo Grace Garnet lives alone, save for his old dog, in a remote corner of Arizona known to locals as the Hole. He doesn't get many visitors, but a body found near his home has drawn police attention to his front door. The victim is not one of the many illegal immigrants who risk their lives to cross the border just south of the Hole, but is instead a member of one of the local Indian tribes. Retired from the rodeo circuit and scraping by on piece-work as a private investigator, Rodeo doesn't have much choice but to say yes when offered an unusual case. An elderly Indian woman has hired him to help discover who murdered her grandson, but she seems strangely uninterested in the results.
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Nov 17, 2014
Betrayed : a Rosato & Associates novel Cover
Lisa Scottoline
Judy has always championed the underdog, so when Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play. The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home.
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Nov 18, 2014
Color blind Cover
Colby Marshall
There is something unusual about Dr. Jenna Ramey's brain, a rare perceptual quirk that punctuates her experiences with flashes of color. They are hard to explain: red can mean anger, or love, or strength. But she can use these spontaneous mental associations, understand and interpret them enough to help her read people and situations in ways others cannot. As an FBI forensic psychiatrist, she used it to profile and catch criminals. Years ago, she used it to save her own family from her charming, sociopathic mother. Now, the FBI has detained a mass murderer and called for Jenna's help.
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Nov 5, 2014
Dreamer's pool : a Blackthorn & Grim novel Cover
Juliet Marillier
In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais. He knows her only from a portrait and sweetly poetic correspondence that have convinced him Flidais is his destined true love. But Oran discovers letters can lie. Word has spread that Blackthorn possesses a remarkable gift for solving knotty problems, so the prince asks her for help.
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Nov 5, 2014
Emma blooms at last Cover
Naomi King
Recently wed Amanda and Wyman Brubaker are thrilled that their children from previous marriages have blended together to form a strong family. But when the construction of Wyman's new grain elevator is delayed, making the project more expensive than anticipated, Amanda's determination to rally the kids into taking on work to improve the family's finances comes into conflict with Wyman's sense of responsibility as head of the household. Meanwhile, as James Graber and Abby Lambright prepare for their long-awaited nuptials, folks gather from far and wide. Amanda's nephew Jerome has long been smitten with James's sister Emma and wants to seize this chance to woo her.
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Nov 5, 2014
Indigo : a novel Cover
Clemens J. Setz
Ross Benjamin
Robert--a man with Indigo syndrome, a condition that causes anyone that comes near him to suffer from nausea and vertigo--investigates a mysterious link between a former math instructor and the disappearance of several of Robert's old classmates from a school for children with Indigo syndrome.
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Nov 17, 2014
Jane and the twelve days of Christmas Cover
Stephanie Barron
Christmas Eve, 1814: Jane Austen has been invited to spend the holiday with family and friends at The Vyne, the gorgeous ancestral home of the wealthy and politically prominent Chute family. As the year fades and friends begin to gather beneath the mistletoe for the twelve days of Christmas festivities, Jane and her circle are in a celebratory mood: Mansfield Park is selling nicely; Napoleon has been banished to Elba; British forces have seized Washington, DC; and on Christmas Eve, John Quincy Adams signs the Treaty of Ghent, which will end a war nobody in England really wanted. Jane, however, discovers holiday cheer is fleeting. One of the Yuletide revelers dies in a tragic accident, which Jane immediately views with suspicion.
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Nov 23, 2014
Let me be Frank with you : a Frank Bascombe book Cover
Richard Ford
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Frank Bascombe travels to the site of his former home on the shore, visits his ex-wife, who is suffering with Parkinson's, and meets a dying former friend.
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Nov 17, 2014
Love without end : a King's Meadow romance Cover
Robin Lee Hatcher
Kimberly Welch lost her husband to a heart attack in the blink of an eye, but she's losing her daughter slowly, in the day-to-day tension. Chet Leonard lost his teenage son in a car accident, then his wife abandoned him and their two remaining boys. Sometimes you just have to let the memories hurt, and leave well enough alone. But when Chet volunteers to help tame Kimberly's daughter's horse, everyone gets more than they bargained for.
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Nov 18, 2014
Mermaids in paradise : a novel Cover
Lydia Millet
Deb and Chip, a couple honeymooning at a Caribbean resort, meet a marine biologist who claims to have sighted mermaids at a nearby coral reef, and join with other adventurers to protect the mermaids when the resort reveals plans to build a theme park on the reef.
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Nov 17, 2014
Proxima Cover
Stephen Baxter
There are hundreds of billions of red dwarf stars lasting trillions of years, and their planets can be habitable for humans. Such is the world of Proxima Centauri. And its promise could mean the never-ending existence of humanity. But first it must be colonized, and no one wants to be a settler. There is no glamor that accompanies it, like being the first man on the moon, nor is there the ease of becoming a citizen of an already-tamed world. There is only hardship, loneliness and emptiness. But that's where Yuri comes in. Because sometimes exploration isn't voluntary.
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Nov 13, 2014
The boy who killed demons : a novel Cover
Dave Zeltserman
The setting is quiet Newton, Massachussetts, where nothing ever happens. Nothing, that is, until two months after Henry Dudlow’s 13th birthday, when his neighbor, Mr. Hanley, suddenly starts to look different. While everyone else sees a balding man with a beer belly, Henry suddenly sees a nasty, bilious, rage-filled demon. Once Henry catches onto the real Mr. Hanley, he starts to see demons all around him, and his boring, adolescent life is transformed.
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Nov 13, 2014
The disappearance boy Cover
Neil Bartlett
Reggie Rainbow is an angry young man who treads the backstage corridors of down-at-heel theatres for a living. Childhood polio has left him with a limp, but his strong arms and nimble fingers are put to perfect use behind the scenes, helping the illusionist Mr Brookes to 'disappear' a series of glamorous assistants twice nightly. But in 1953, bookings for magic acts are scarce, even in London. So when Mr Brookes is unexpectedly offered a slot at the Brighton Grand, Reggie finds himself back out on the road and living in a strange new town.
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Nov 5, 2014
The heart has its reasons : a novel Cover
María Dueñas
Elie Kerrigan
A talented college professor in Madrid, Blanca Perea seems to have it all. But her world is suddenly shattered when her husband of twenty years leaves her for another woman. Questioning the life she once had and whether she truly knows herself, Blanca resolves to change her surroundings. She accepts what looks like a boring research grant in California involving an exiled Spanish writer who died decades ago. Anxious to leave her own troubled life behind, she is gradually drawn into his haunted world, with its poignant loves and unfulfilled ambitions.
FIC Due
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Nov 17, 2014
The job : a Fox and O'Hare novel Cover
Janet Evanovich
Lee Goldberg
The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O'Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox, bring down the world's most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it's the brutal leader of a global drug smuggling empire. The FBI doesn't know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to oust this particular Knipschildt chocolate-loving drug lord.
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Nov 18, 2014
The laughing monsters Cover
Denis Johnson
Freetown, Sierra Leone is a city of heat and dirt, of guns and militia. Alone in its crowded streets, Captain Roland Nair has been given a single assignment. He must find Michael Adriko--maverick, warrior, and the man who has saved Nair's life three times and risked it many more. The two men have schemed, fought and profited together in the most hostile regions of the world. But on this new level--espionage, state secrets, treason--their loyalties will be tested to the limit.
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Nov 17, 2014
The secret of Pembrooke Park Cover
Julie Klassen
In Regency-era England, secrets come to light at the abandoned manor house Pembrooke Park. Will Abigail find the hidden treasure and love she seeks or very real danger?
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Nov 25, 2014
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Ha Jin
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Robin Lee Hatcher
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Julie Czerneda
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Lydia Millet
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C. B McKenzie
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Stephen Baxter
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Lisa Scottoline
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Dave Zeltserman
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Colby Marshall
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Neil Bartlett
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Juliet Marillier
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María Dueñas
Elie Kerrigan
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Naomi King
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Janet Evanovich
Lee Goldberg
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Clemens J. Setz
Ross Benjamin
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Stephanie Barron
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Julie Klassen
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Richard Ford
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