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Mary Sojourner
Nell Walker travels to Twentynine Palms, California to start over. There, she meets car mechanic Monkey Burnett, with whom she has nothing in common--except a longing for each other, their constantly questioning and volatile minds, and a deep love for the desert town. When corporate greed and short-sightedness threaten the fragile Mojave Desert around their homes in Twentynine Palms with solar and wind power farms, Nell and Monkey join together with their Chemehuevi and Anglo neighbors to protect an ancient, sacred trail and the birds and wildlife that live along it.
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Aug 11, 2014
A history of the future : a world made by hand novel Cover
James Howard Kunstler
Following the catastrophes of the twenty-first century--the pandemics, the environmental disaster, the end of oil, the ensuing chaos--people are doing whatever they can to get by and pursuing a simpler and sometimes happier existence. In little Union Grove, the townspeople are preparing for Christmas. Without the consumerist shopping frenzy that dogged the holidays of the previous age, the season has become a time to focus on family and loved ones.
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Jul 31, 2014
Cancel the wedding : a novel Cover
Carolyn Dingman
Olivia seems to be coming to terms with her mother Jane's premature death from cancer. But when Jane's final wish is revealed, Olivia and her elder sister are mystified. Their mother rarely spoke of her rural Southern hometown, and never went back to visit-- so why does she want them to return to Huntley, Georgia, to scatter her ashes? As Olivia travels to fulfill the request, she begins to discover the secrets of her mother's hidden past-- and must confront her own uncertain future.
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Aug 11, 2014
Charlie Glass's slippers : a very modern fairy tale Cover
Holly Mcqueen
When her iconic shoe designer father dies and surprisingly leaves the whole company to her, Charlie Glass decides to reinvent herself and revitalize the brand.
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Aug 11, 2014
Etta Mae's worst bad-luck day Cover
Ann B Ross
Frustrated with her life in the trailer park, Etta Mae Wiggins dreams of something better, but her ambition to marry a wealthy elderly man is challenged by the man's scheming children, her ex's underworld enemies, and her former flame Bobby Lee.
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Aug 13, 2014
Friendswood : a novel Cover
Rene Steinke
" Friendswood, Texas, is a small Gulf Coast town of church suppers, oil rigs on the horizon, hurricane weather, and high school football games. When tragedy rears its head with an industrial leak that kills and sickens residents, it pulls on the common thread that runs through the community, intensifying everything. From a confused sixteen-year-old girl beset by visions, to a high school football star tormented by his actions, to a mother galvanized by the death of her teen daughter, to a morally bankrupt father trying to survive his mistakes."-- Provided by publisher
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Aug 13, 2014
Haunted Cover
Kay Hooper
When Deacon James's younger sister Melanie calls him, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a paranormal nightmare--and murder. Two local men have been killed under mysterious circumstances. And Melanie is the prime suspect. Trinity Nichols left a high-stress job for quiet, small-town life. But news of the murders has left her--and the town--on edge. And her investigation is yielding more than she bargained for, including a group of strangers who have descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. What's happening is growing stranger by the minute. Now Trinity, Deacon, and this odd band of FBI agents must work together to solve a series of disturbances so incredible that Trinity, and the town of Sociable, will be changed forever. She just isn't certain who--or what--will be left standing when it's all over.
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Aug 22, 2014
Her last whisper : a novel Cover
Karen Robards
After a brush with death while chasing down a brutal murderer with the FBI, serial killer expert Dr. Charlotte Stone wants nothing more than to retire to her research on criminal psychology. But when a colleague, Special Agent Lena Kaminsky, suspects her missing sister has fallen prey to the vicious Cinderella Killer, Charlie rushes to her side. Along with Special Agents Tony Bartoli and Buzz Crane--and of course, Michael Garland, the ever-present, fatally sexy ghost who goes where she does--Charlie heads to Las Vegas to track down the predator before it's too late. The team doesn't realize that this killer targets single, beautiful women and courts them before brutally ending their lives. Now he's got his sights set on Charlie--and is closer than anyone suspects.
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Aug 22, 2014
Heroes are my weakness Cover
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows finds herself trapped on a remote island off the coast of Maine with a sexy horror novelist who knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands.
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Aug 22, 2014
Lost in love : a Summerhill novel Cover
Kate Perry
Thirty-something Portia Summerhill is jobless and still living at home. Her expert knowledge of antiques and her ancestry could get her the perfect job as curator at the Museum of British Peerage, but the museum won't hire her unless she brings the family jewels with her--the infamous Summerhill tiara. She could get the tiara in trade for helping cowboy hotelier, Jackson Waite open his new posh resort on deadline. The more time she spends with Jackson, the more Portia wonders if she wants the tiara or the man keeping it from her.
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Aug 7, 2014
Meet me in Barcelona Cover
Mary Carter
A surprise trip to Barcelona with her boyfriend, Jake, seems like the perfect antidote to Grace Sawyer's current woes. The city is dazzling and unpredictable, but the biggest surprise for Grace is discovering who arranged and paid for the vacation. Carrie Ann wasn't just Grace's foster sister. Clever, pretty, and mercurial, she was her best friend--until everything went terribly wrong. Now, as she flees an abusive marriage, Carrie Ann has turned to the one person she hopes will come through for her. Despite her initial misgivings, Grace wants to help. But then Carrie Ann and Jake both go missing. Stunned and confused, Grace begins to realize how much of herself she's kept from Jake--and how much of Carrie Ann she never understood. Soon Grace is baited into following a trail of scant clues across Spain, determined to find the truth, even if she must revisit her troubled past to do it. Mary Carter's intriguing novel delves into the complexities of childhood bonds, the corrosive weight of guilt and blame, and all the ways we try--and often fail--to truly know the ones we love.
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Aug 1, 2014
Murder 101 : a Decker/Lazarus novel Cover
Faye Kellerman
While working for the Greenbury Police Department in upstate New York, Peter Decker must draw from his years of experience as a homicide cop when a break-in at the local cemetery leads him into a world of art forgery and murder that is linked to cold case crimes, international intrigue and ruthless people who kill for sport.
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Aug 22, 2014
Panic in a suitcase Cover
Yelena Akhtiorskaya
The Nasmertovs left Odessa for Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with a huge sense of finality, only to find that the divide between the old world and the new is not nearly as clear-cut as they thought. The dissolution of the Soviet Union makes returning just a matter of a plane ticket, and the Russian-owned shops in their adopted neighborhood stock even the most obscure comforts of home. Pursuing the American Dream once meant giving up everything, but does the dream still work if the past is always within reach? If the Nasmertov parents can afford only to look forward, learning the rules of aspiration, the family's youngest, Frida, can only look back.
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Jul 31, 2014
Shadows Cover
E. C Blake
Mara Holdfast faces staggering new challenges as she struggles to master her terrifying, almost addictive ability to use all types of magic and to rip magic from those around her to fuel her power. When Chell, a young man from across the sea, is shipwrecked and washed ashore outside the rebels' hidden base, it signals the first contact in centuries with the world beyond the borders of the Autarchy of Aygrima.
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Jul 31, 2014
Shelter me Cover
Catherine Mann
Nestled in the sunny fields of Tennessee lies the McDaniel family's Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue. Two new arrivals are on their way, but only one is the four-legged kind. Staff Sergeant Mike Kowalski wants only one thing after he gets home from Iraq: to sleep in a king-sized bed with clean sheets. But first, he has to hand off his fallen commander's dog, Trooper, to his family without handing off his heart to Sierra.
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Aug 7, 2014
Somewhere safe with somebody good Cover
Jan Karon
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, to Mitford where he - and his beloved friends and family - face the challenge of settling into the next phase of their lives.
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Aug 22, 2014
Spring tide Cover
Cecilia Börjlind
Rolf Börjlind
Rod Bradbury, translator
In the dead of night on a beach on Nordkoster, Sweden, a young boy, hidden in the dunes, watches as three men bury a woman up to her neck in sand. Screaming in terror, the victim takes her last breath as water fills her nose and mouth, in her stomach she feels her baby kick. And her waters break. Twenty-four years later, as a fresh crime wave sweeps Stockholm, young police student Oliviia Rönning is examining cold cases and selects the still-unsolved beach crime for her next project. Little does she know the danger she faces and the ugly truths she risks uncovering
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Aug 7, 2014
The eye of heaven Cover
Clive Cussler
Russell Blake
Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved--and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico.
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Aug 22, 2014
The Mountaintop School for Dogs and other second chances Cover
Ellen Cooney
Sanctuary. Place of refuge. Training school. Command center for The Network. Home for strays and rescued dogs. Evie is stuck at The Inn, managed by the stern and mysterious Mrs. Auberchon, although she's supposed to join a training program at The Sanctuary. That's what she signed up for--never mind that she lied and doesn't know the first thing about animals except what she's learned from a breed guide, from the notes someone keeps leaving, and from videos online, like one that asks: Please can more people be nicer to dogs? Once up on the mountain with staffers, volunteers, and her dog students, Evie takes notes on the new things she's learning. Alpha. Forgiveness. Play. Rehabilitation. Like the racing greyhound who refuses to move, the golden retriever who returns every time he's adopted, and the rottweiler who's a hopeless candidate for search-and-rescue, Evie came from a troubled past.
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Jul 31, 2014
The objects of her affection : a novel Cover
Sonya Cobb
Sophie Porter is the last person in the world you'd expect to be stealing Renaissance masterpieces--and that's exactly why she's so good at it. Slipping objects out of her husband's office at the Philadelphia Museum of Art satisfies something deep inside, during a time in her life when satisfactions are few and far between. Selling the treasures also happens to keep their house out of foreclosure--a house that means everything to Sophie. But the FBI is sniffing around, and Sophie is close to destroying the very life she's working so hard to build. She knows she should give up her thieving ways. But she may no longer be in control.
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Aug 1, 2014
The River Cover
Beverly Lewis
When two sisters return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets--and the people--they left behind.
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Aug 22, 2014
The secret place Cover
Tana French
The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls' boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin's Murder Squad--and one morning, sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey brings him this photo.
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Aug 22, 2014
The sign painter : a novel Cover
T. Davis Bunn
When Amy Dowell and her young daughter find themselves homeless she must subject herself to the possibility of disappointment by accepting an offered break.
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Aug 7, 2014
The true and splendid history of the Harristown sisters : a novel Cover
Michelle Lovric
"It's rural Ireland in the second half of the nineteenth century, the age of the Pre-Raphaelites, when Europe burns with a passion for long, flowing locks. So when seven sisters, born into fatherless poverty, grow up with hair cascading down their backs, to their ankles, and beyond, men are not slow to recognize their potential. Soon, they're a singing and dancing septet: Irish jigs kicked out in dusty church halls. But it is not their singing or their dancing that fills the seats: it is the torrents of hair they let loose at the end of each show. In an Ireland still hungry and melancholy with the Great Famine, the Swiney hair is a rich offering. And their hair will take dark-hearted Darcy, bickering twins Berenice and Enda, plain Pertilly, gentle Oona, wild Ida, and fearful, flame-haired Manticory--the writer of their on- and off-stage adventures--out of poverty, through the dance halls of Ireland, to the salons of Dublin and the palazzi of Venice. It will bring them suitors and obsessive admirers, it will bring some of them love and each of them loss. For their past trails behind the sisters like the tresses on their heads and their fame and fortune will come at a terrible price."-- Provided by publisher.
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Aug 13, 2014
The truth about Leo Cover
Katie MacAlister
Dagmar Marie Sophie is a poverty-stricken Danish princess whose annoying royal cousin is about to have her stuffed away in a convent. When she finds a wounded man unconscious in her garden, she sees a way out of her desperate situation. Leopold Ernst George Mortimer, seventh earl of March, and spy in the service of the king, finds himself on the wrong end of a saber and left for dead. He wakes up not remembering what happened, in the care of a beautiful woman who says she is his wife. Back in London, Leo-with the help of his old friends the eccentric Britton family-sets out to unravel what he's forgotten. Is Dagmar truly the wonderful, irrepressible woman who makes his heart sing, or is she a dangerous enigma bent on his destruction?
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Aug 7, 2014
This is the water : a novel Cover
Yannick Murphy
When a girl on her daughters' swim team is found murdered at a nearby highway rest stop, Annie, while falling in love with her friend's husband, discovers what it means to follow your intuition, even if love, as well as lives, could be lost as a series of startling events unfold.
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Aug 11, 2014
Ugly love : a novel Cover
Colleen Hoover
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn't even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn't want love, she doesn't have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don't expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can't handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.
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Aug 7, 2014
Vengeance at sundown : a Lucas Fume western Cover
Larry D Sweazy
Lucas Fume has had plenty of fights in his life: spying for the Confederate Army, standing up to the railroad company when they tried to take his land, then getting framed for the murder of his business partner only to lose his land as well as the love of his life. But Lucas isn't finished fighting yet. With help from Ezekiel 'Zeke' Henry, a fellow inmate and former slave, Lucas manages to escape prison. Riding with Zeke to St. Louis, he soon discovers that his former partner is still alive, using a different name, and doing big business with the railroads and he has Lucas's lost love with him. On the run from the law and up against a rich and influential enemy, Lucas is about to take on the most dangerous fight of his life.
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Aug 7, 2014
We are not ourselves Cover
Matthew Thomas
Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. Eileen can't help but dream of a calmer life, in a better neighborhood. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit. They marry, and Eileen quickly discovers Ed doesn't aspire to the same, ever bigger, stakes in the American Dream. Eileen encourages her husband to want more: a better job, better friends, a better house, but as years pass it becomes clear that his growing reluctance is part of a deeper psychological shift. An inescapable darkness enters their lives, and Eileen and Ed and their son Connell try desperately to hold together a semblance of the reality they have known, and to preserve, against long odds, an idea they have cherished of the future. Through the Learys, novelist Matthew Thomas charts the story of the American Century, particularly the promise of domestic bliss and economic prosperity that captured hearts and minds after WWII.
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Aug 18, 2014
Where the trail ends Cover
Melanie B Dobson
A young woman traveling on the Oregon Trail in 1842 must rely on a stranger to bring her to safety. But whom can she trust with her heart. For two thousand miles along the trail to Oregon Country, Samantha Waldron and her family must overcome tremendous challenges to reach the Willamette Valley before winter. Together they weather autumn storms, hunger and thirst, and the danger of a wild and unfamiliar country. But when their canoe capsizes on the Columbia River, they must rely on British exporter Lord Alexander Clarke to rescue them from the icy waters.
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Aug 7, 2014
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Mary Sojourner
FIC Soj
Jan Karon
FIC Kar
James Howard Kunstler
FIC Kun
Cecilia Börjlind
Rolf Börjlind
Rod Bradbury, translator
FIC Bor
Carolyn Dingman
FIC Din
Clive Cussler
Russell Blake
FIC Cus
Holly Mcqueen
FIC Mcq
Ellen Cooney
FIC Coo
Ann B Ross
FIC Ros
Sonya Cobb
FIC Cob
Rene Steinke
FIC Ste
Beverly Lewis
FIC Lew
Kay Hooper
FIC Hoo
Tana French
FIC Fre
Karen Robards
FIC Rob
T. Davis Bunn
FIC Bun
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
FIC Phi
Michelle Lovric
FIC Lov
Kate Perry
FIC Per
Katie MacAlister
FIC Mac
Mary Carter
FIC Car
Yannick Murphy
FIC Mur
Faye Kellerman
FIC Kel
Colleen Hoover
FIC Hoo
Yelena Akhtiorskaya
FIC Akh
Larry D Sweazy
FIC Swe
E. C Blake
FIC Bla
Matthew Thomas
FIC Tho
Catherine Mann
FIC Man
Melanie B Dobson
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