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List created by Valerie S. (VolunteerVal) - on Feb 16, 2017
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The Prophet (Vintage International) by Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran?s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved spiritual classics of our time. It has sold millions of copies in more than forty languages since it was first published in 1923. The Prophet contains powerful words of wisdom on such essential subjects as marriage, children,...  more


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Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-first Century by Marcus J...
Showcasing some of his most enduring and insightful writings, including many previously unpublished works, a concise and illuminating introduction to Marcus J. Borg, the late spokesman for progressive Christianity and one of the most revered and influential theologians of our time.In his...  more


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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the North Pond Hermit by Michae...
Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on...  more


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The Dark Gifts Trilogy - Gilded Cage by Vic James
A darkly fantastical debut set in a modern England where magically gifted aristocrats rule, and commoners are doomed to serve?for readers of Victoria Aveyard and Susanna Clarke NOT ALL ARE FREE. NOT ALL ARE EQUAL. NOT ALL WILL BE SAVED. Our world belongs to the Equals?aristocrats with...  more


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Remarkable Faith: When Jesus Marveled at the Faith of Unremarkable People by Shauna L...
This collection of inspirational vignettes, based on eight of the Bible's unlikely examples of faith, will give readers a fresh intimacy with Jesus. REMARKABLE FAITH tells the stories of people whose faith was of such quality that Jesus himself marveled at it-people who were broken, needy, and...  more


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The Last Days of Cafe Leila by Donia Bijan
A neighborhood café in Tehran is at the center of this powerful and transporting story of love, family, friendship, and homecoming told against the backdrop of Iran’s rich, yet tragic, history. When Noor returns to her native Iran for the first time in thirty years, so much about...  more


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Love Walked In (Audiobook) (Unabridged) by Marisa de los Santos
An irresistibly touching debut novel. It is a contemporary tale--steeped in nostalgic, cinematic charm--of love in all its forms. Thirty-one-year-old Cornelia Brown adores classic romantic films. Anything starring Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant will do nicely. Unapologetically idealistic about...  more


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In Lieu of Flowers : A Conversation for the Living by Nancy Cobb
“Grieving is as natural as breathing, for if we have lived and loved, surely we will grieve. . . .”Nancy Cobb meets death in the most vital of places–in the lives of everyday people–and in doing so has found a way to infuse this darkest subject with light. Her candor and...  more


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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same...  more


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On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety by Andrea Petersen
A wry, sympathetic, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety, coupled with deep reportage on the science of anxiety disorders.    Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of twenty, but she later realized that she had been experiencing panic attacks since...  more


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At Home in this Life: Finding Peace at the Crossroads of Unraveled Dreams and Beautif...
In the midst of beauty and mess, chaos and monotony, celebrations and mourning, Jerusalem Greer tells her story of finding redemption in what is rather than what could be, by practicing the presence of God through rediscovering ancient contemplative teachings and practices (solitude, study,...  more


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The Hostess with the Ghostess: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E. J. Copperman
Things are never quiet for long at the Haunted Guesthouse. Right as Alison Kerby finally gets some peace, long-time deceased Paul Harrison?s recently murdered brother, Richard, shows up looking for the ghostly detective. But Paul has left for parts unknown months ago. The only thing is, she...  more


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365 Pocket Morning Prayers: Strength and Joy to Begin Each Day by David R. Veerman
Each morning when you arise, take a moment to talk with God about the day ahead. Ask Him to prepare your heart so that you can be ready to face any challenge that comes your way. 365 Pocket Morning Prayers can guide this time of life-changing conversation and help you express your needs and...  more


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Idaho: A Novel by Emily Ruskovich
A stunning debut novel about love and forgiveness, about the violence of memory and the equal violence of its loss—from O. Henry Prize–winning author Emily Ruskovich Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern Idaho, where they are bound...  more


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There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) by Charles Baxte...
From one of the great masters of the contemporary short story, here is an astonishing collection that showcases Charles Baxter?s unique ability to unveil the remarkable in the seemingly inconsequential moments of an eerie yet familiar life.   Penetrating and prophetic, the ten inter-related...  more


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Mining for Justice (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery) by Kathleen Ernst
Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin?s Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of...  more


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Girl in Snow: A Novel by Danya Kukafka
WHO ARE YOU WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING? When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched?not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the...  more


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Firstborn: A Progeny Novel (Descendants of the House of Bathory) by Tosca Lee
From New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee comes the much-anticipated, fast-paced sequel to The Progeny about the powerful descendants of the most notorious female serial killer of all time. All at once, she remembers. The memories Audra had erased have returned. And now she knows why she...  more


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To Siri with Love: A Mother, her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines by Judith...
From the author of the viral New York Times piece ?To Siri with Love? comes a collection of touching and hilarious true stories about a thirteen-year-old autistic boy and his intimate relationship with Apple?s automated personal assistant, Siri.When Judith Newman?s story about her autistic son...  more


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The Two of Us by Victoria Bylin
Heartwarming and Touching New Contemporary Romance from Victoria Bylin After two broken engagements, nurse practitioner Mia Robinson is done with dating. From now on, she only trusts herself and God, and she's focused on her eighteen-year-old sister, Lucy, and caring for patients. Just as she...  more


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?The debut novel of the year.? ?Vogue ?A richly volatile study of grief, wonderment and love.? ?Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal ?Stunning. . . . Powerfully moving and beautifully wrought, What We Lose reflects on family, love, loss, race, womanhood, and the places we feel home.?...  more


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Design for Dying: A Lillian Frost & Edith Head Novel by Renee Patrick
Los Angeles, 1937. Lillian Frost has traded dreams of stardom for security as a department store salesgirl . . . until she discovers she's a suspect in the murder of her former roommate, Ruby Carroll. Party girl Ruby died wearing a gown she stole from the wardrobe department at Paramount...  more


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Bleak Landing by Terrie Todd
In the dead-end Canadian town of Bleak Landing, twelve-year-old Irish immigrant Bridget O?Sullivan lives in a ramshackle house and dreams of another life, even as the Great Depression rages. Routinely beaten by her father and bullied by schoolmate Victor Harrison, the waifish yet fiery redhead...  more


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Ghost Heart: A Medical Thriller by Lisa Harris & Lynne Gentry
A brilliant transplant surgeon. A rogue organ broker. A ghost child. And the legend that could destroy them all. A brutal murder convinces surgeon Mia Kendall there?s more than she imagined to the mysterious spike in heart transplant rejections. Determined to find answers before she loses...  more


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The Woman in the Window: A Novel by A. J. Finn
?Astounding. Thrilling. Lovely and amazing....Finn has created a noir for the new millennium, packed with mesmerizing characters, stunning twists, beautiful writing and a narrator with whom I?d love to split a bottle of pinot. Maybe two bottles?I?ve got a lot of questions for her.? ? #1 New York...  more


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Mister Tender's Girl: A Novel by Carter Wilson
How far are you willing to go for Mister Tender?At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn't exist. His sinister character is...  more


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Mrs Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
From one of the most popular and bestselling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has...  more


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The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees?and to their children and one another?against the backdrop of...  more


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The Weaver's Daughter: A Regency Romance Novel by Sarah E. Ladd
Kate Hathaway comes from a long line of handloom weavers. With the Industrial Revolution in full swing, Yorkshire's textile industry is changing, but Kate's father, a successful but feared clothier, rejects technological advances. With the aid of fellow artisans, he will do anything to keep...  more


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Sourdough by Unknown Author
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The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales From Ivy Hill) by Julie Klassen
New from the Top Author of Inspirational Regency Romance Return to Ivy Hill in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold. Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own...  more


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Kings of Broken Things by Theodore Wheeler
With characters depicted in precise detail and wide panorama?a kept-woman?s parlor, a contentious interracial baseball game on the Fourth of July, and the tragic true events of the Omaha Race Riot of 1919?Kings of Broken Things reveals the folly of human nature in an era of astonishing...  more


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Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
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If We Make It Home: A Novel of Faith and Survival in the Oregon Wilderness by Christi...
When four college friends graduated from the University of Northwest Oregon, their lives stretched before them, full of promise and vows to stay connected. But life has a way of derailing well-laid plans. Now they haven't spoken in twenty-five years. But against all odds, three of them have...  more


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The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) by Toni Morrison
America?s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct...  more


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Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman by Loryn Brantz
A collection of Loryn Brantz?s vibrant and relatable Jellybean Comics about her everyday experiences as a lady  Home manicure tips, awkward seduction techniques, scoping out the snack table, and?most important?prioritizing naps: Lady Stuff reveals these womanly secrets and more. In sections...  more


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Claiming My Place: A True Story of Defiance, Deception, and Coming of Age in the Shad...
Claiming My Place is the true story of a young Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust by escaping to Nazi Germany and hiding in plain sight.Meet Gucia Gomolinska: smart, determined, independent, and steadfast in the face of injustice. Growing up in Poland in the 1920s and ?30s, Gucia studies...  more


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31 Proverbs to Light Your Path by Liz Curtis Higgs
Take Heart, Beloved. His Light Is Shining, And Your Path Is Clear. Wherever you are on your journey, here is the wisdom you need for the road ahead. Maybe you?re stuck and want to move forward. Or you feel anxious and long to know what?s next. Or you?re ready for an uplifting reminder that...  more


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Seeds of Revenge (A Greenhouse Mystery) (Volume 3) by Wendy Tyson
It?s time to cuddle up with a holiday whodunit. Smell the crisp pines and baking cranberries as you sip your hot apple cider. It may be the season, but the mood in Winsome is anything but jolly.Megan Sawyer is determined to farm year-round. So much so that she braves a December snowstorm to...  more


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Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry by Tara Beth Leach
Throughout Scripture and church history, women have been central to the mission of God. But all too often women have lacked opportunities to minister fully. Many churches lack visible examples of women in ministry and leadership. Tara Beth Leach, senior pastor of her denomination's flagship...  more


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No Less Days by Amanda Stevens
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The Book of Not So Common Prayer: A New Way to Pray, a New Way to Live by Linda Mccul...
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What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America'...
A beloved folk singer presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishes Dubbed by the New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters," Dar Williams has made her career not in stadiums, but touring America's small towns. She has played...  more


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Stripped Bare: A Novel (Kate Fox) by Shannon Baker
Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker is "A must read" (Alex Kava, New York Times bestselling author) mystery that stars a female Longmire in the atmospheric Nebraska Sandhills.Kate Fox is living the dream. She?s married to Grand County Sheriff Ted Conner, the heir to her beloved Nebraska Sandhills...  more


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Dark Signal: A Kate Fox Novel (A Kate Fox Mystery) by Shannon Baker
Dark Signal by Shannon Baker is the second installment in the Kate Fox mystery series, called "A must read" by New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava, starring a female Longmire in the atmospheric Nebraska Sandhills.Reeling from her recent divorce, Kate Fox has just been sworn in as Grand...  more


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Troubled Waters (Montana Rescue) by Susan May Warren
A three day excursion turns into a nightmare when a rogue wave washes the passengers overboard, leaving Ian and Sierra scrambling for survival. Sparks ignite as they wait for a rescue, but will a secret keep them apart?


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Written in the Stars (Backroads) (Volume 1) by Christina Coryell
Roundabout these parts, dirt roads don?t just get you from point A to point B. They intersect to create a maze of life often missed when outsiders drive through a sleepy town. The number on the population sign might seem insignificant, but a few short steps from the beaten path, there?s more...  more


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Written in the Dust (Backroads) (Volume 2) by Christina Coryell
There are two basic types of people you?ll come across in small towns. Planters have the land in their blood and want to stay forever. Dreamers long for the day they will finally escape. Holly Christian? Definitely a planter. She?s never considered leaving for greener pastures, but it?ll be a...  more


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Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul by Hannah Anderson
Find abundance in a humble life.A lot of books these days are trying to diagnose our discontentment?too busy, too distracted, too hard on ourselves, too (fill-in-the-blank).While many of us could do to simplify, peace is not about productivity, saying no, or any other external. It?s about ...  more


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The House at Saltwater Point (A Lavender Tides Novel) by Colleen Coble
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble delivers her signature blend of romance and suspense when Ellie Blackmore sets out to find the truth about what happened to her sister.Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a young house flipper. But when her sister disappears, she can?t focus...  more


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Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel by Susan Nussbaum
Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum?s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers?alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy?except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world...  more


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Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter...
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THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin
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Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 by B Lynn Goodwin
How does a 62-year-old woman who's never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises? Author B. Lynn Goodwin tells all and more in...  more


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Lattes in Paris by Laura G. Wiser
Previously writing under the name, Laura W. Chance (To Cornwall, with Love and Cheerfully Yours), Laura G. Wiser has a new love story set in Paris. Elizabeth Thomas, a 29-year-old American teacher, leaves her life in the States behind for one year to follow her husband, Adrian, to France for a...  more


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Setting Free the Kites by Alex George
From the author of the ?lyrical and compelling? (USA Today) novel A Good American comes a powerful story of two friends and the unintended consequences of friendship, loss, and hope.   For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first...  more


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FEARLESS: How a poor Virginia seamstress took on Jim Crow, beat the poll tax and chan...
FEARLESS: How a poor Virginia seamstress took on Jim Crow, beat the poll tax and changed her city forever is about Evelyn T. Butts. A poor seamstress who became a forceful and courageous voting rights champion and won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that abolished the poll tax. In FEARLESS,...  more


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Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved by Kate Bowler
A divinity professor and young mother with a Stage IV cancer diagnosis explores the pain and joy of living without certainty.   Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees...  more


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Disability, Faith, and the Church: Inclusion and Accommodation in Contemporary Congre...
Including both theoretical discussions and practical information for congregational use or pastoral use, this rich, accessible book explores biblical text, historical and theological issues of disability, and examples of successful ministry by people with disabilities. ? Engages a wide range of...  more


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The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan
Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.   Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her...  more


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The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues by Nova Jacobs
The Family Fang meets The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry in this literary mystery about a struggling bookseller whose recently deceased grandfather, a famed mathematician, left behind a dangerous equation for her to track down -- and protect -- before others can get their hands on it. Just days...  more


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A Loyal Heart by Jody Hedlund
He?s taken her as his prisoner. But she?s holding his heart captive. In gaining their freedom, will they lose what matters most? When Lady Olivia?s castle is besieged, she and her sister are taken captive and held for ransom by her father?s enemy, Lord Pitt. Loyalty to family means everything to...  more


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The Cactus by Sarah Haywood
In this witty and heartfelt debut, one woman?s unconventional journey to motherhood means learning to embrace the unexpected Even the prickliest cactus has its flower? For Susan Green, messy emotions don?t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for...  more


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A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging by Kate Motaung
A Place to Land is a globe-spanning memoir that wrestles with the question, ''Where is my home?'' Kate Motaung watched ''home'' slip away again and again--through her parents' divorce, a foreclosure, two international moves, ten rental homes in ten years, and her mother's terminal battle with...  more


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My Dead Parents: A Memoir by Anya Yurchyshyn
A haunting, unforgettable family story about hidden secrets and a daughter?s journey to understand her parents  Anya Yurchyshyn grew up in a narrow townhouse in Boston, every corner filled with the souvenirs of her parents? adventurous international travels. On their trips to Egypt, Italy, and...  more


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The Lieutenant's Bargain (The Fort Reno Series) by Regina Jennings
Hattie Walker dreams of becoming a painter, while her parents want her to settle down. As a compromise, they give her two months to head to Denver and place her works in an exhibition or give up the dream forever. Her journey is derailed when a gunman attacks her stagecoach, leaving her to be...  more


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Mind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler) by Nancy Mehl
Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis. When the same reporter who ruined her career...  more


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Searching for You (Orphan Train) by Jody Hedlund
Despite years on the run, Sophie Neumann is determined to care for two young children. She won't abandon them the way she thinks her older sisters abandoned her. But times are growing desperate, and when she falls in with the wrong crowd and witnesses a crime, she realizes fleeing 1850s New York...  more


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Husbands and Other Sharp Objects: A Novel by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
A heartwarming, hilarious novel for anyone who has ever had a family, from the author of Lift and Separate.After a lifetime of marriage, Marcy Hammer is ready to get herself unhitched?just as everyone else in her life is looking for a commitment. Her new boyfriend, Jon, wants to get serious, and...  more

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