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by Libby Fischer HellmannA bloodstained note left for PI Georgia Davis reveals the shocking existence of a half-sister she never knew about. Her sister, Savannah, is pregnant and begging for Georgia’s help. Determined to track her down, Georgia finds herself heading deep into the secretive and dangerous underworld of Chicago’s illegal sex trafficking business. She soon discovers that trafficking is just a small part of the horrifying and deadly situation in which her new sister is caught up. Even worse, as Georgia tries... more
by Keith McCoy
"The most intense journeys are never geographical." In 1947, the luxury liner QUEEN MARY transmits a message which is intercepted by an extraterrestrial intelligence. This errant radio signal serves as a beacon for a North Atlantic encounter between James and Jess Bennett, a GI and his British war bride, and an otherworldly, desperate mother and her two small children. The Bennetts left Southampton with only each other but arrive in New York as a family. In the present day, Guy Turner, a ... more
by Michele Gorman
A hilarious, heart-warming story about learning to love yourself.
Fed up with always struggling to lose weight, best friends Katie, Ellie, Pixie and Jane start a social club where size doesn’t matter. It soon grows into London’s most popular club - a place to have fun instead of counting carbs - and the women find their lives changing in ways they never imagined. But outside the club, life isn’t as rosy.
"This is a delightful book of friendship, acceptan... more
by Renee WendingerA Dickensian novel about two children who rode the orphan trains. Would they be adopted by kind and loving families, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?
by Sarina Bowen
The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now?
She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.
Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.
Also, h... more
by Jerry Jay CarrollIt seems like easy duty. Lieutenant Lowell Brady is detached from the White House and ordered to London as a secret liaison to Winston Churchill, who is working his way back to power as the threat from Germany grows. Brady becomes part of the small circle that knows Roosevelt intends to get America in the war before it is too late, even if the fleet must be sacrificed at Pearl Harbor .Years after the war, Smithsonian researcher Harriet Gallatin comes across his story interviewing veterans at an ... more
by Stephen Barnwell"Capital Offenses" is an oversized art book, containing all of Stephen Barnwell's political prints from the past ten years. Barnwell is a visual mischief-maker, poking fun at and exposing the hypocrisy on a variety of issues. Using the language of capitalism, he deconstructs the cherished icons of our government and society and forces you to re-evaluate your thinking on a great many topics. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and is in several prestigious co... more
by Tamara LinseDeep Down Things, Tamara Linse’s debut novel, is the emotionally riveting story of three siblings torn apart by a charismatic bullrider-turned-writer and the love that triumphs despite tragedy. From the death of her parents at sixteen, Maggie Jordan yearns for lost family, while sister CJ drowns in alcohol and brother Tibs withdraws. When Maggie and an idealistic young writer named Jackdaw fall in love, she is certain that she’s found what she’s looking for. As she helps him write a novel, she g... more
by Mary FrameLucy London puts the word genius to shame. Having obtained her PhD in microbiology by the age of twenty, she's amassed a wealth of knowledge, but one subject still eludes her-people. The pendulum of passions experienced by those around her both confuses and intrigues her, so when she's offered a grant to study emotion as a pathogen, she jumps on the opportunity. When her attempts to come up with an actual experiment quickly drop from lackluster to nonexistent, she's given a choice: figure out h... more
Private Notes of a Headhunter: Proven Job Search and Interviewing Techniques for College Students and Recent Gradsby Kenneth HeinzelThe analysis of the job interview from the vantage point of an executive recruiter who was also a college professor and industry sales manager seems to be unique to job interviewing books. The benefits to the reader revolve around the interplay of all three professions that encompass three decades plus of combined experience. Information from these three worlds is brought together and explained in easy to understand language, along with real-life examples that the target market can relate to. ... more
by N.E. LasaterWhat do you do when you can't read? It's 1971 and nobody knows what's wrong with you. So how do you answer when your father calls you his defective son? Bobby McAllister doesn't know it, but his dyslexia isn't the only secret his family keeps. And it's not the only truth he himself will hide when he too becomes a farmer and fathers his own sons, passing on to them a lethal shame that will suddenly and tragically claim a cherished life.
by E. KnightMay, 1536. The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen. When Anne Boleyn falls to the executioner's ax on a cold spring morning, yet another Anne vows she will survive in the snake-pit court of Henry VIII. But at what cost? Lady Anne Seymour knows her family hangs by a thread. If her sister-in-law Jane Seymour cannot give the King a son, she will be executed or set aside, and her family with her. Anne throws herself into the deadly and intoxicating intrigue of the Tudor court, determined at any p... more
by Ellen LeopoldEllen Leopold’s unique collection of essays over a 20-year period illustrates important shifts in the medical and social history of breast cancer. She skillfully threads her way through the writings and ground-breaking work of women who helped to change our perspective on the disease. The earliest of these pioneers is Katharine Lee Bates, lyricist of "America the Beautiful." Bates' early memoir chronicling the death of a loved one from breast cancer in 1915 is reproduced here and set in its hist... more
by Robert UttaroUnlike many books about rape that include brief excerpts of survivors’ words, To the Survivors delivers uncensored stories from those who have been sexually abused plus the advocate-author voice that weaves their experiences together. The survivors are diverse in age, gender and ethnicity, yet each gives a similarly raw and heartfelt account of his or her victimization and recovery. The authenticity and vulnerability with which survivors speak resonates profoundly. Written for the millions of ... more
by Sandra HurtesThe Ambivalent Memoirist traces my search for home through writing, teaching, yoga, and exploring my family history. I grapple with the issues inherent in writing memoir, such as privacy, painful memories, feelings of family members; I try to figure out what kind of writer I am. Ultimately, this book is about my search for a way to live simply in spite of a complex legacy.
by Julian David StoneThe golden age of live television comes to vivid life with the memorable and entertaining tale of Jonny Dirby, who unintentionally captivates the imagination of America with his creation of the hit show Justice Girl. This fun, engrossing work of historical fiction transports readers back to a time when television shows were chaotic tightrope acts balancing the agendas of actors, studio executives, advertisers, and politicians, and all of it broadcast live to fifty million viewers without the sec... more