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by Tom Jones
In the earliest decades of the 20th century, more than twenty-eight million men and women—black and white—began “The Great Migration” north from the Deep South and Appalachia, lured by high wages and the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families. Among the white southerners who left their homes, literally hundreds of thousands came to work in the rubber factories of Ohio during the teens and twenties, forever changing its culture, history and politics. Who were they?... more
by Erin Nelsen Parekh“Now the hungry lion roars, And the wolf behowls the moon…” This beautiful book weaves a story of nighttime adventure and frolic using Puck’s lines from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 5.2. Fairies and animals caper through the moonlit countryside through park and pale, over hill and over dale, before they all settle in for a long, peaceful sleep. The perfect bedtime story for small Shakespeare fans and their parents.
by Rene SearsMorgan Tenpenny has retreated from her painful, magical past, choosing to live quietly as a guardian of one of the gates between worlds. But her sister Gwen is married to a lord of the High Court of Faerie—and when Gwen asks her to protect her nieces, it's time for Morgan to emerge from her seclusion. The gates to Faerie have inexplicably closed, and no one knows why, not even Falcon, the fae Morgan finds trapped on her side of the gate. As a devastating illness that only affects magic users st... more
by Tess CollinsAt the peak of Shadow Mountain lives a woman who holds to the old ways of magic and conjuring. Delta Wade protects ancient mysteries for her son, Lafette, hoping he will grow up to wield those powers for the good of humankind. But the epoch of witch lore is giving way to an age of industrial titans greedy to control the mountains' resources for material gain. As one man seeks to destroy Delta, another offers his love as salvation. Mother and son struggle with an enigmatic past only to find that ... more
by Robin MerrillGertrude is back! When she finds a murder victim at her local Goodwill, she tries to tell the Sheriff's Department everything she knows. Of course, they don't listen. So of course, she must solve the mystery herself. And the only way she can figure to do this is to go undercover—as the Mattawooptock Goodwill's newest team member. Anyone who knows Gertrude knows this probably isn't the best idea. She'll probably get fired. Or arrested. Or worse.
by Heather Wardell
"I'm doing the right thing, not feeding myself. It's the only thing I can do, so I will do it. Gloria can somehow have the energy I don't take in, and it will help her stay alive."
Twenty years ago, fourteen-year-old Valerie rushed off for lunch with her boyfriend instead of properly putting away a packet of balloons, and her little brother choked to death on his third birthday. In response, Valerie locked down every aspect of her life so she could never lose control like that ... more
by Harry Mills + Chris HornCook + Cork explores basic food and wine relationships, introduces the idea of the Mind Mouth, and lays out an essential Wine Wardrobe with food-friendly recipes to get you started on your way to cooking with pairing in mind. Sommelier Chris Horn gives his honest opinion and instruction on how to navigate the daunting world of wine stores and restaurant wine lists and gives you the template for what bottles to have on hand at all times. Each essential bottle is matched with a recipe written with... more
by Anna CastleProfessor James Moriarty has one desire left in his shattered life: to stop the man who ruined him from harming anyone else. Then he meets amber-eyed Angelina and his world turns upside down. Stalked by the implacable Sherlock Holmes, he’s tangled in a web of murder and deceit. He’ll have to lose himself to save his life and win the woman he loves.
by Crystal WaltonPlaying consultant to a guy she’s determined to crack is the perfect distraction artist Ti Russo needs to forget about the past stalking her back home. Until the real danger turns out to be a picket-fenced life she has no business falling for. With the threat of his shop’s foreclosure jeopardizing his daughter’s health care, the last thing single dad Drew Anderson needs is a distracting hippie chick swooping in to shake up what he’s fought to protect. Including himself. But as sparks flare and... more
by Curtis KrusieArchitect Grey Cavanaugh and his girlfriend, interior designer Misty Sommer, have put their hearts and souls into production of the Star Silo, a contemporary skyscraper sure to change the St. Louis skyline for generations to come. But when a mysterious death sends the FBI to their doorstep, it becomes clear that there is more to this project than they know. What’s also clear is that Grey’s own family has some deep, dark secrets. Before they know what’s happening, Grey and Misty are on the run—no... more
by Jeff Gunhus
When helicopters and armored vehicles filled with soldiers in hazmat suits quarantine the small mountain town of Resurrection, Colorado, Sheriff Rick Johnson feels like the Jihadi wars have followed him home. But while the town follows martial law out of fear of a virus released into the air, Rick isn't buying the official version of events. As he investigates, the cover story unravels and he discovers the military's presence and the salvation they offer isn't what it seems.
by Sandra Ann HeathUnrest tells the story of seventeen-year-old Annie Patterson, plucked from her comfortable existence in the American Midwest, to travel with her mom and siblings to join her Lt. Colonel father in Tehran, Iran. It’s the late 1970s, and unbeknownst to the Patterson family, Iran is on the verge of phenomenal and unprecedented change. Initially, culture shock envelopes Annie as much as the black robes that cloak the people milling in the airport, or the pollution that hovers below the snowcapped pea... more
Remember, Remember: a Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery (The Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mysteries) (Volume 3)by Anna ElliottA lovely American actress awakens in London on a cold morning in 1897 - lying face down on the concrete pavement outside the British Museum. She has no memories. She does not even know who she is, although she has a vague recollection of the name Sherlock Holmes. What she believes is that she has may have just killed someone, and that someone is definitely trying to kill her. As she searches for clues to her true identity, she will learn that she is not the only target. Unless she can defeat her... more
by Rossandra WhiteAdolescents Elizabeth and Tururu—she’s white, he’s black—share an uneasy friendship on a remote sisal plantation in 1953's Zimbabwe. The country has just been declared part of a British Federation. Resentment to white rule erupts throwing them into the crossfire of political change and ancient ritual. Will their friendship survive? The novel's dual viewpoints afford an intimate glimpse into the two faces of a country at a crucial time in its history.
by William C. Tracy
Change one note and the universe changes with the Symphony.
One apprentice will become a full majus today. The other will wait months for another suitable challenger. Rilan Ayama is skilled in using her song to change the Grand Symphony of the universe, but her opponent, Vethis, is crafty, and not above a little simple bribery. Though Rilan is counting on the support of her closest friend Origon, he remains absent. She has only a cryptic note saying important matters of his family take ... more
by Walter Harp
In this true story, Walter Harp brings readers along for the ride on his hair-raising, heart-breaking, hope-making adventures with acute, life-threatening leukemia. He pulls no punches, writing with candor of the horrors of cancer as he humanizes it. This engrossing and poignant book is terrifying and tragic, uplifting and funny. Leukemia, like most serious illness, is fearsome—particularly when it repeatedly recurs and no treatment options remain. It hijacks and destroys lives without warnin... more