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  • Longing For Dad

    by Loie Chambers
    A coming-of-age story about 13-year-old Cairo Jett Grantfield whose life turns upside down after moving to a new city; learning about his mom's terminal illness and struggling with his inability to connect with his present, but emotionally distant father.
  • Reward: 1000 Francs: (Mille francs de récompense)

    by Ilana Walder-Biesanz
    In Victor Hugo's play 'Reward: 1000 Francs', a family on the brink of financial ruin is threatened with the revelation of dangerous secrets. An unscrupulous banker offers to save them, in exchange for the daughter’s hand in marriage. Their prospects seem grim, but a witty thief decides to become their guardian angel. The play received a French revival by acclaimed director Laurent Pelly in 2010. The performance toured to Korea in 2014, and a Korean translation of the play was published to mark t... more
  • The Beauty Doctor

    by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

    In the spring of 1907, Abigail Platford finds herself unexpectedly adrift in New York City. Penniless and full of self-doubt, she has abandoned her dream of someday attending medical school and becoming a doctor like her late father. Instead, she takes a minor position in the office of Dr. Franklin Rome, hoping at least to maintain contact with the world of medicine that fascinates her. She soon learns that the handsome and sophisticated Dr. Rome is one of a rare new breed of so-called beauty... more

  • Shadow Games

    by Jim Lester

    Danny McCall loves basketball more than anything in the world. So why would he risk his basketball scholarship, the love of his life and his entire future to fix the point spread in a series of college basketball games?

    Set in the early 1990s, Shadow Games is an exciting page-turner, filled with fast-paced hoops action. A topical novel for readers of all ages, the book is a powerful portrayal of the loss of youthful innocence.

     

  • Innocent as Sin: Part Two in the Innocent Mystery Series

    by C.A. Asbrey
    When Nat Quinn stumbles across Pinkerton Detective MacKay while he’s robbing a bank, it looks like he might blow the cover she has carefully prepared for a job she’s been working on for months. She agrees to meet him to keep him quiet but when Jake, one ringleader of a western gang known as The Innocents alongside Nat, finds out she’s working with a bounty hunter who never brings in a criminal alive, he suspects that Nat might be the next target. The whole case exposes Nat and Jake’s ugly past—o... more
  • Like a Prayer

    by C.J. Hendrix

    In the aftermath of a family tragedy that has shaken everything she believes in, Zee dreams of running away. But that tragedy takes on new and unexpected meaning when she’s forced to revisit the events that led to her younger brother’s death—a shooting that devastated her small town and left another family shattered, too. As Zee confronts the secrets of the past, she hides her deepening feelings for her best friend, Brenna, afraid of what will happen if she reveals a painful... more

  • Only Tim Sent Flowers

    by George Kaplan
    Mary Louise is a bookish, redheaded, freckle-faced, eighteen-year-old virgin who is unaware she has Asperger's Syndrome when she dispenses with Tim, her loving but far too serious and conventional high school boyfriend. Mary Louise then thrusts herself, groin first, into the 1960s sexual revolution, pioneering concepts such as friends with benefits and serial monogamy, while earning two college degrees in statistics. Nicknamed Tookie by her doting father, Mary Louise engages in often humorous es... more
  • Cleaning Her House

    by Irene Vartanoff
    Elinor wants to help her hospitalized mother by decluttering the hoarded family home. Yet her mom is furious over Elinor touching her possessions. Elinor’s bossy elder sister insists there must be a slow and careful sort, but a hunky county inspector threatens a court summons unless Elinor dumps the junk in a hurry. What should Elinor do, when family secrets, surprises on the doorstep, and a rocky romance complicate the daunting task of cleaning her house?
  • The Competition

    by Cecily Wolfe
    For Mary Sofia, The Penultimate writing competition is more than a chance at a free college education; she wants to show her younger siblings that they can all rise above their violent family history. For Raiden, the pressure to succeed comes from within, although he knows that family traditions play a part in his determination. For Camara, writing fiction is almost compulsive, but her own dark secret may be the best story she can ever tell. For Michael, swimming and writing fit his introverted ... more
  • 3 Women, 4 Towns, 5 Bodies

    by Townsend Walker
    Townsend Walker’s twelve stories are rooted in foreign places, cemeteries, violence and strong women. The worlds his characters construct are unforgiving. Their paths cross in twisted and sometimes fatal ways. In the title novella, three women use wit, seduction, and weapons to master the men they meet. The ribald reverend in "The Second Coming" meets his match in 19 year-old Charity. In "Super Secrets" two women are neighbors and lovers, until one is betrayed and extracts revenge. And in "You ... more
  • Temptation Rag: A Novel

    by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

    What WATER FOR ELEPHANTS was to the circus, TEMPTATION RAG is to ragtime . . . 

    5-star pick from Readers' Favorite Book Reviews

    "A striking portrait of racial and gender inequality in the ragtime era."—Fredric Tulsky, Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist

    "A page-turning story of passion, ambition, and desire."—Megan Chance, bestselling author of Bone River and Inamorata

    What is the price of freedom? How d... more

  • The Storyteller

    by Colin Beckett
    For centuries lighthouses have served as navigational aids for maritime pilots at sea, warning ships of hidden coastlines and hazardous shoals and pointing to safe entries to harbors. In “The Storyteller,” Colleen McHale travels to her hometown of Rogers City, Michigan, in order to find some personal direction following a brief but brilliant stint as an up - and - coming architect in Ann Arbor. She visits 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, a favorite place from her childhood. There she meets a perceptive... more
  • Pregnancy Is a Real Mother

    by Jeffrey Zweig

    "It was like your OB was answering your questions about pregnancy right there personally as a friend."

    Do you want a book on pregnancy that is easy to read?

    Are you looking for a book that "tells it all" about pregnancy?

    Do want to laugh and be amused by a book that "moves you" emotionally about having a baby?

    If so, Pregnancy is a Real Mother is the only book for you on pregnancy. It is one of the most fascinating and captivating book published on the subject... more

  • Winston and Henry Do Art: Join the cuddly duo on their spectacular adventure

    by Greta von Szabo
    Winston and Henry Do Art is a traditional illustrated adventure about a tiger called Winston and a bear called Henry. It is written in rhyme to make it easier to read to little ears. Sitting in their country house, Winston and Henry decide they are bored with the quiet life. They ask their magical friend, Mumbo, to give them a lift through time to explore different kinds of art. Winston and Henry Do Art has beautifully illustrated full colour and black and white pages.
  • I And You, And Me And Her

    by Barry Grills
    Tom McNamara has a secret. For more than twenty years he has been deeply in love with his sister-in-law, Jan. For more than twenty years, Tom and Jan have kept silent about a passionate three-day love affair they shared during a skiing trip in Europe. While neither of the lovers was married at the time—Jan was engaged in Toronto and Tom believed he would marry Judy, a woman he had been seeing for a few months in Ottawa—Jan and Tom decided to part permanently, returning to their partners in Canad... more
  • Segalvitz

    by Mark Carp
    Joe Segalvitz is a high-school dropout, murderer and former prizefighter, who works for a political machine and rises to become the mayor of a populous American city. However, can he ever escape the past that threatens to undo him?

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