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List created by Laura L. (mamakalama) on Jan 4, 2012
List Votes: 1 Books: 366 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 1 List Type: Friends
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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Bk 1) by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Bk 2) by Suzanne Collins
Fresh from their improbable victory in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta get to enjoy the spoils only briefly before they must partake in a Capitol-sponsored victory tour. But trouble is brewing— -- President Snow tells Katniss directly he won't stand for being outsmarted, and...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Bk 3) by Suzanne Collins
MY NAME IS KATNISS EYERDEEN. WHY AM I NOT DEAD? I SHOULD BE DEAD. Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Carry Me Home by Sandra Kring
The love of family. The heartbreak of war. The triumph of coming home. 1940. Rural Wisconsin. Sixteen-year-old Earl ?Earwig? Gunderman is not like other boys his age. Fiercely protected by his older brother, Earwig sees his town and the world around him through the prism of his own unique...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
A Murderous Procession (Mistress of the Art of Death Bk 4) by Ariana Franklin
In 1176, King Henry II sends his daughter Joanna to Palermo to marry his cousin, the king of Sicily. Henry chooses Adelia Aguilar, his Mistress of the Art of Death, to travel with the princess and safeguard her health. But when people in the wedding procession are murdered, Adelia and Rowley...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Split Second (FBI, Bk 15) by Catherine Coulter
A serial killer is on the loose, and it's up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous and now long-dead monster Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Heaven Scent: Aromatic Gifts to Make, Send, and Keep by Labeena Ishaque
Angels, cupids, moons, and stars light up these pages with gorgeous gifts and keepsake projects for the home. With celestial and other popular motifs featured, the projects include luxurious creams, bath oils, spicy potpourri, scented candles, wreaths, and other delights. Twenty-five projects...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Language of Bees (Mary Russell, Bk 9) by Laurie R. King
In a case that will push their relationship to the breaking point, Mary Russell must help reverse the greatest failure of her legendary husband’s storied past—a painful and personal defeat that still has the power to sting…this time fatally. For Mary Russell and her...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
A memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
New York to Dallas (In Death, Bk 33) by J. D. Robb
When a monster named Isaac McQueen -- taken down by Eve back in her uniform days -- escapes from Rikers, he has two things in mind. One is to pick up where he left off, abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. The other is to get revenge on the woman who stopped...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton
First published in 1958 and set in the early 17th century, this bestselling novel?and follow-up to Katherine?follows Elizabeth Winthrop, a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her heritage and surroundings. A real historical figure, Elizabeth married into the family of...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Windless Summer by Heather Sharfeddin
A father's love. A shattering secret. A summer that will change lives forever. In the town of Rocket, Washington, a summer playground for windsurfers and tourists, a windless summer ignites fear as businesses and residents move away. Rocket's motel, run by a lonely widower named Tom Jemmet,...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Juliet by Anne Fortier
When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told that it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Skeletons on the Zahara : A True Story of Survival by Dean King
In 1815, twelve American sailors washed up on the shore of North Africa. Captured and sold into slavery, they were then dragged along on an insane journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara--a region no Westerners had ever explored. Rain was expected once every six years and it was so hot...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their father's prosperous rickshaw...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial,...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Casting with a Fragile Thread : A Story of Sisters and Africa by Wendy Kann
In this poignant, lyric memoir, a sister’s tragic death prompts a woman’s unbidden journey into her turbulent African pastA comfortable suburban housewife with three children living in Connecticut, Wendy Kann thought she had put her volatile childhood in colonial Rhodesia—now...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
House of Many Gods: A Novel by Kiana Davenport
From Kiana Davenport, the bestselling author of Song of the Exile and Shark Dialogues, comes another mesmerizing novel about her people and her islands. Told in spellbinding and mythic prose, House of Many Gods is a deeply complex and provocative love story set against the background of Hawaii...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Fire from Heaven (Vintage) by Mary Renault
“Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent.”–The New York Times Book ReviewAlexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's comfortable suburban home to move to the Appalachian Mountains....  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Angel and the Sword by Cecelia Holland
In the dark and bloody days of the Ninth Century, a courageous young woman took the guise of a gallant warrior to preserve the precious legacy of the past, and protect her people from destruction. Here is a bold retelling of one of Europe's greatest sagas, by one of the world's most acclaimed...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Chasing Rumi: A Fable About Finding the Heart's True Desire by Roger Housden
This enchanting story, set in the late 1950s, takes us from the hills and piazzas of Florence to the green domed mosques of Konya, Turkey. Upon discovering a poem by the thirteenth-century Sufi dervish Rumi, Georgiou, a young Greek icon painter, is compelled to travel to the land that this poet...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Camino: A Journey of the Spirit by Shirley MacLaine
It has been nearly three decades since Shirley MacLaine commenced her brave and public commitment to chronicling her personal quest for spiritual understanding. In testament to the endurance and vitality of her message, each of her eight legendary bestsellers -- from Don't Fall Off the Mountain...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Dancing with Demons (Sister Fidelma, Bk 18) by Peter Tremayne
Sister Fidelma must investigate the murder of the High King himself and by doing so risk civil war, in Peter Tremayne's brilliant new novel in the popular series. When Sechnussach, High King of Ireland, is found dead in his bedchamber with his throat cut, all clues seem to suggest an...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Picture Palace by Paul Theroux
World-famous photographer Maude Coffin Pratt has pointed her lens at the beautiful, obscure, and obscene, and at the private places and public parts of the famous, from Gertrude Stein to Graham Greene. When the seventy-year-old Maude rummages through her archives in preparation for a triumphant...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
One rat, popping up here and there, squeaking loudly, and taking a bath in the cream, could be a plague all by himself. After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe. And they were amazing when the rats followed hint out of town. They'd...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Treasure of Montsegur by Sophy Burnham
The year is 1209: A baby girl, dressed in a white silk dress strewn with pearls, is found in a meadow outside the smoking city of Béziers, where 20,000 people have just been massacred. Adopted by Lady Esclarmonde, the fiery Jeanne is educated in the ways of the Cathars -- the "pure...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Face of Danger (Guardian Angelinos, Bk 3) by Roxanne St. Claire
Private investigator Vivi Angelino loves living life on the edge, but stepping into the shoes of a movie starlet to bait a serial killer isn't just a thrill... it's a ticket to the big time for her fledgling security firm.  That is, as long as a certain risk-averse FBI agent stays...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony's...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Brimstone (Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, Bk 3) by Robert B. Parker
W hen we last saw Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, they had just put things to right in the rough-and-tumble Old West town of Resolution. It's now a year later, and Virgil has only one thing on his mind: Allie French, the woman who stole his heart from their days in Appaloosa. Even though...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there's not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm wife, a highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of local ladies dedicated to improving their minds,...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Greenlanders by Jane Smiley
"Totally compelling...fsacinating....Sweeps the reader along...Jane Smiley is a true storyteller."THE WASHINGTON POSTA magnificent novel of fourteenth-century Greenland, here is a rich and fascinating detail about the day-to-day lives--the joys and innumerble hardships--of a remarkable people....  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
In the Country of the Young by Lisa Carey
On a stormy November night in 1848, a ship carrying more than a hundred Irish emigrants ran aground twenty miles off the coast of Maine. Many were saved, but some were not -- including a young girl who died crying out the name of her brother.In the present day, the artist Oisin MacDara lives in...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Temptress: The Scandalous Life of Alice de Janze and the Mysterious Death of Lord...
In the spirit of Frances Osborne?s The Bolter, this fascinating life of femme fatale and gorgeous Chicago heiress, Alice de Janzé, offers a solution to the decadesold murder of Lord Erroll—the story at the center of James Fox?s acclaimed book and movie White Mischief A glamorous American...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. ...
A call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of women...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Mystic Rose (Celtic Crusades, Bk 3) by Stephen R. Lawhead
A story rich in history and imagination, here is the final volume in Stephen R. Lawhead's magnificent saga of a Scottish noble family and its divine quest during the age of the Great Crusades. A thousand years after its disappearance, the Mystic Rose--the fabled Chalice of the Last...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
In Quest of the Pearl by Syd Banks
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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, Bk 2) by Janet Evanovich
Now Stephanie's back, armed with attitude -- not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, killer flashlights, and her trusty .38. Stephanie is after a new bail jumper, Kenny Mancuso, a boy from Trenton's burg. He's fresh out of the army, suspiciously wealthy, and he's just shot his...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Mistress of Rome (Rome, Bk 1) by Kate Quinn
An exciting debut: a vivid, richly imagined saga of ancient Rome from a masterful new voice in historical fiction Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, passionate, musical, and guarded. Purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea will become her mistress's rival for the...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault
The story of the hero Theseus, king of Athens, beginning with his triumphant return from Crete after slaying the Minotaur.

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
No description available.

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough
The story of Troy is one of the greatest ever told - a three thousand year old saga of love and hate, vengeance and betrayal. In The Song of Troy, the bestselling author of The Thom Birds recounts the tale of Helen and Paris the immortal lovers who doomed two great nation to a terrible war. It...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
When high school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, a school nurse, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed....  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Alexander by Steven Pressfield
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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 1) by Alexander ...
This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives. Immediately upon setting...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 4) by Alexander...
Precious Ramotswe, the founder of Botswana's only detective agency now running her business from the garage of her fiance, that most gracious of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni. Having recovered from his illness, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is back at the helm of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, and plans for...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Morality for Beautiful Girls (No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 3) by Alexander McCall...
Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important "Government Man," and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Tears of the Giraffe (No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 2) by Alexander McCall Smith
Precious Ramotswe is the eminently sensible and cunning proprietor of the only ladies’ detective agency in Botswana. She tracks a wayward wife, uncovers an unscrupulous maid, and searches for an American man who disappeared into the plains many years ago. In the midst of resolving...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield
The author of the international bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War delivers his most gripping and imaginative novel of the ancient world–a stunning epic of love and war that breathes life into the grand myth of the ferocious female warrior culture of the Amazons.Steven Pressfield...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Game Within the Game by Walt Frazier
In The Game Within the Game, basketball legend Walt Frazier looks at basketball from both a historical and personal view. When Frazier first started playing the game, discipline and strategy were more highly valued than in todays game, which he describes as having devolved into a playground fest...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
It is 1959 when Haruko, a young woman of good family, marries the Crown Prince of Japan, the heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne. She is the first non-aristocratic woman to enter the longest-running, almost hermetically sealed, and mysterious monarchy in the world. Met with cruelty and suspicion by...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, her prominent family calls on Nayir al-Sharqi, a pious desert guide, to lead the search party. Ten days later, just as Nayir is about to give up in frustration, her body is discovered by anonymous desert travelers. But when the coroner's office...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
History has all but forgotten... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. ...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Dracula's Guest: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories by Michael S...
Before Twilight and True Blood, even before Buffy and Anne Rice and Bela Lugosi, vampires haunted the nineteenth century, when brilliant writers everywhere indulged their bloodthirsty imaginations, culminating in Bram Stoker's legendary 1897 novel, Dracula. Michael Sims brings together the...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The King Must Die by Mary Renault
The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick. The core of the story is Theseus' Cretan adventure.

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Name Me Nobody by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Heretic Queen (Nefertiti, Bk 2) by Michelle Moran
In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family's past and remake history. The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth Dynasty's royal family -- all with the exception of Nefertari, the niece of the reviled former...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Passage (Passage, Bk 1) by Justin Cronin
First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Three in Death: Interlude in Death / Midnight in Death / Haunted in Death by J. D. Ro...
INTERLUDE IN DEATH In early spring of 2059, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is called off planet to face a grueling ordeal -- giving a seminar at the largest police conference of the year, to be held in a swanky resort. A resort which just happens to be owned by her husband, Roarke, of course. ...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Survivor in Death (In Death, Bk 20) by J. D. Robb
No affairs. No criminal connections. No DNA. No clues. Eve Dallas may be the best cop in the city -- not to mention having the lavish resources of her husband Roarke at her disposal -- but the Swisher case has her baffled. The family members were murdered in their beds with brutal, military...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Innocent in Death (In Death, Bk 24) by J. D. Robb
The death of history teacher Craig Foster devastated his young wife, who'd sent him off to work that morning with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the Upper West Side private school. And as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Indulgence in Death (In Death, Bk 31) by J. D. Robb
NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas must discover why the playthings of the rich and famous have become the prey, in the new novel by number-one New York Times-bestselling author J. D. Robb. When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
A Catch of Consequence (Makepeace Hedley, Bk 1) by Diana Norman
Makepeace Burke, fishing one early morning in Boston Harbor, finds herself rescuing an English aristocrat who's been set on by a Patriot mob and dumped in the harbor to drown. Though Makepeace is a staunch Patriot herself and scorns the Englishman, the mob soon turns on her because of her...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Dead of Night: Eternity in Death / Amy and the Earl's Amazing Adventure / Timeless /...
Featuring four paranormal romance stories, includes a never-before-published Eve Dallas novella that pits the futuristic lieutenant against a seductive vampire. Contents: ETERNITY IN by J. D. Robb: Futuristic lieutenant Eve Dallas in a supernatural showdown with a most seductive...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Steve Jobs: The Book of Jobs by Walter Isaacson
From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In iSteve: The Book of Jobs, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs? professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Moneyball by Unknown Author
The Oakland Athletics have a secret: a winning baseball team is made, not bought. I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story. The story concerned a small group of undervalued professional baseball players and executives, many of whom had been rejected as unfit for the big leagues,...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
House of Thieves by Kaui Hart Hemmings
These unique stories of upper-class Hawaiian families reveal with unsentimental insight and straightforward prose the complex forces that bind family members together in love and hate. Like the fierce, powerful, young characters that appear in her stories, Kaui Hart Hemmings demands our...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
City of Veils (Katya Hijazi, Bk 2) by Zoe Ferraris
The crime: one scalding afternoon, the mutilated body of a young woman, half naked beneath her burqa, is discovered on a Saudi beach; soon afterwards a Western woman's husband vanishes without trace. The place: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the City of Veils. A city of narrow streets and closed...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography by Andrew Morton
Despite all the headlines, what do we know about the real Angelina Jolie? Award-winning biographer Andrew Morton, whose books forever changed the world’s perception of Princess Diana and Tom Cruise, finally brings us the inside story of the smiling, glamorous woman whom Forbes named the...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and th...
A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it. It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell
Sometimes he dreamt he held her; that he would turn in bed and she would be there. But she was gone and he was old. Nearly seventy. Only cool paint met his fingers. “Ma très chère . . .” Darkness started to fall, dimming the paintings. He felt the crumpled letter in his pocket....  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Secret Eleanor by Cecelia Holland
Eleanor of Aquitaine seized hold of life in the 12th century in a way any modern woman would envy! 1151: As Duchess of Aquitaine, Eleanor grew up knowing what it was to be regarded for herself and not for her husband's title. Now, as wife to Louis VII and Queen of France, she has found...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman
They were called "The Devil's Brood," though never to their faces. They were the four surviving sons of Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine. With two such extraordinary parents, much was expected of them. But the eldest-charming yet mercurial-would turn on his father...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, Bk 1) by Alexander Mccall Smith
Isabel is attending a concert in the Usher Hall when she witnesses a man fall from the upper balcony. Isabel can't help wondering whether it was the result of mischance or mischief.  Against the best advice of her no-nonsense housekeeper Grace, her bassoon playing friend Jamie, and...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Daughters of the Grail by Elizabeth Chadwick
Thirteenth-century France. Bridget has grown up mastering the mystical gifts of her ancestor, Mary Magdalene, whose unbroken female lineage has kept a legacy of wisdom alive for a thousand years. But the all-powerful Catholic Church has sworn to destroy Bridget for using her healing talents and...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Alligator by Lisa Moore
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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Norwegian Wood (Vintage International Original) by Haruki Murakami
First American PublicationThis stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over 4 million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time.  It is sure to be a literary event.Toru, a quiet and...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Sputnik Sweetheart (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami, the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, plunges us into an urbane Japan of jazz bars, coffee shops, Jack Kerouac, and the Beatles to tell this story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited loves.A college student, identified...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is “heartbreaking and heartwarming.”An American Library Association “100 Best Books for Teens”An American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults”Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Land of a Thousand Hills : My Life in Rwanda by Rosamund Halsey Carr & Ann Howard...
"A remarkable life story, reminiscent of Out of Africa."--VogueIn 1949, Rosamond Halsey Carr, a young fashion illustrator living in New York City, accompanied her dashing hunter-explorer husband to what was then the Belgian Congo. When the marriage fell apart, she decided to stay on in...  more

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82

Laura L. (mamakalama)
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches,...  more

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83

Laura L. (mamakalama)
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Ann Patchett has dazzled readers with her award-winning books, including The Magician's Assistant and the New York Times bestselling Bel Canto. Now she raises the bar with State of Wonder, a provocative and ambitious novel set deep in the Amazon jungle. Dr. Marina Singh, a research...  more

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84

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
This richly imagined novel, set in Hawaii more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place---and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her...  more

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85

Laura L. (mamakalama)
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, Bk 7) by Diana Gabaldon
Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he'd rather die than have to face his illegitimate son -- a young lieutenant in the...  more

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86

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Queen Isabella : Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir
Isabella arrived in London in 1308, the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England’s throne was designed to heal old political wounds between the two countries, and in the years that followed, she would become an important figure, a...  more

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87

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Martyr by Rory Clements
In this ingenious debut, Rory Clements introduces John Shakespeare, Elizabethan England's most remarkable investigator, and delivers a tale of murder and conspiracy that succeeds brilliantly as both historical fiction and a crime thriller. In a burnt-out house, one of Queen Elizabeth's...  more

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88

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Mary Celeste : An Unsolved Mystery from History (An Unsolved Mystery from History...
The Mary Celeste was discovered adrift on the open sea by another ship in 1872 -- with no sign of captain or crew. What happened? Did the crew mutiny? Were they attacked by pirates? Caught in a storm? No one ever found out. Inside this book are the clues that were left behind and the theories...  more

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89

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Day the World Came to Town : 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a...  more

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90

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama
The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her unusual story about a 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen who is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to...  more

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91

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Song of the Exile by Kiana Davenport
In this epic, original novel in which Hawaii's fierce, sweeping past springs to life, Kiana Davenport, author of the acclaimed Shark Dialogues, draws upon the remarkable stories of her people to create a timeless, passionate tale of love and survival, tragedy and triumph, survival and...  more

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92

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Double Comfort Safari Club (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 11) by Alexander Mc...
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their...  more

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93

Laura L. (mamakalama)
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compel...
The fascinating stories behind what have been rightly called the ?hottest books on the planet?: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet?s Nest Through insightful commentary and revealing interviews, you will enter the unique world of...  more

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95

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Marcelo In The Real World by Francisco X. Stork
The paperback edition of one of the most acclaimed novels of the year -- a love story & legal drama that received five starred reviews and multiple honors. Marcelo Sandoval hears music no one else can hear--part of the autism-like impairment no doctor has been able to identify--and he's always...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
"THE WISEST AND MOST CAPTIVATING NOVEL TAN HAS WRITTEN."--The Boston Sunday Globe "TRULY MAGICAL . . . UNFORGETTABLE . . . The first-person narrator is Olivia Laguni, and her unrelenting nemesis from childhood on is her half-sister, Kwan Li. . . . It is Kwan's haunting...  more

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97

Laura L. (mamakalama)
How High the Moon by Sandra Kring
In this tender novel set in 1955 Mill Town, Wisconsin, Sandra Kring explores the complicated bond between mothers and daughters, the pressure to conform, and the meaning of friendship and family. Ten-year-old Isabella "Teaspoon" Marlene has been a handful ever since her mother,...  more

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98

Laura L. (mamakalama)
One Good Dog by Susan Wilson
?One Good Dog is a wonderful novel: a moving, tender, and brilliantly crafted story about two fighters?one a man, one a dog? hoping to leave the fight behind, who ultimately find their salvation in each other. Susan Wilson?s clear and unflinching style is perfectly suited for her story that...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Katherine by Anya Seton
This classic romance novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family. Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features...  more

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100

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Madame Serpent (Medici Trilogy, Bk 1) by Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert (Writing as Je...
Sullen-eyed and broken hearted, fourteen year old Catherine de Medici rode into France. Behind her and before her rose the nobility of Italy. She came an innocent girl, ruthlessly separated from her handsome and adored love, to become -- amid the glittering fetes, masques, jousts and banquets of...  more

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101

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Incarceron (Incarceron, Bk 1) by Catherine Fisher
Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an...  more

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102

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, Bk 2) by Margaret Atwood
The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability.  Following a cataclysmic natural disaster, Adam One, leader of the religion known as God's Gardeners, and his followers make their way through an altered,...  more

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103

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Book of Bright Ideas by Sandra Kring
Wisconsin, 1961. Evelyn “Button” Peters is nine the summer Winnalee and her fiery-spirited older sister, Freeda, blow into her small town–and from the moment she sees them, Button knows this will be a summer unlike any other.Much to her mother’s dismay, Button is...  more

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104

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Feed (Newsflesh, Bk 1) by Mira Grant
Urban fantasist Seanan McGuire picks up a new pen name for this gripping, thrilling, and brutal depiction of a postapocalyptic 2039. Twin bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason and their colleague Buffy are thrilled when Sen. Peter Ryman, the first presidential candidate to come of age since...  more

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105

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret...  more

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106

Laura L. (mamakalama)
My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
Mary Sutter is a brilliant young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Eager to run away from recent heartbreak, Mary travels to Washington, D.C., to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded. Under the guidance of two surgeons, who both fall unwittingly in love with her, and resisting her...  more

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107

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Celebrity in Death (In Death, Bk 34) by J. D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she's managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating The Icove Agenda, a film based on one of her famous cases. It's a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost...  more

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108

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Murder at Medicine Lodge by Mardi Oakley Medawar
In 1867, the Kiowa traveled to Medicine Lodge, Kansas, along with the Comanche, Arapaho, Apache, and Cheyenne to meet with representatives of the U.S. government and to sign peace treaties. But not all of the Kiowa agree that the peace treaty is a good thing, and tensions between them and the...  more

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109

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Summer We Read Gatsby: A Novel by Danielle Ganek
A delightful comedy of manners about two sisters who must set aside their differences when they inherit a house in the Hamptons Half-sisters Cassie and Peck could not be more different. Cassie is a newly divorced journalist with her feet firmly planted on the ground; Peck is a vintage-obsessed...  more

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110

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Rolling Stones: In the Beginning by Bent Rej
300 intimate and rarely seen images. In 1960, childhood friends Keith Richards and Mick Jagger reconnected by chance on a train. More than 45 years later, the Rolling Stones remain superstars in the fickle world of rock 'n' roll. This collection of photographs provides a unique record of the...  more

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111

Laura L. (mamakalama)
A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon by Laurie R. King (Editor)...
Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman, Alan Bradley.  These are just three of eighteen superstar authors who provide fascinating, thrilling, and utterly original perspectives on Sherlock Homes in this unique volume.  These modern masters place the sleuth in suspenseful new situations, create...  more

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112

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Rolling Stones : A Life on the Road by Rolling Stones & Jools Holland & D...
This is the Rolling Stones' official story of life on the road, their home away from home for over thirty years, created with the exclusive cooperation of the band, their management, and a select few of their closest colleagues. The Rolling Stones--Mick, Keith, Charlie, Ron, Bill--tell their...  more

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113

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas
In a city-state known for magnificence, where love affairs and conspiracies play out amidst brilliant painters, poets and musicians, the powerful and ambitious Alfonso d'Este, duke of Ferrara, takes a new bride. Half of Europe is certain he murdered his first wife, Lucrezia, the luminous...  more

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114

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko. Emiko is the Windup Girl,...  more

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115

Laura L. (mamakalama)
My Own Country : A Doctor's Story by Abraham Verghese
Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City saw its first AIDS patient in August 1985. Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases who became, by necessity, the local AIDS expert. Out of his experience...  more

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116

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Murder On the Red Cliff Rez (Wwl Mystery, 493) by Mardi Oakley Medawar
Death Without Reservation While no tears were shed at news of the shooting death of tribal attorney Judah Boiseneau, someone is guilty of his murder. That someone is believed to be his cousin Benny Peliqun, who'd fallen in love with Judah's wife. Now Benny has fled into the nearly impenetrable...  more

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117

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas
With her dying breath, Mary of Guise entrusts a silver casket to Rinette Leslie of Granmuir, who possesses the ancient gift of floromancy. Inside the casket, and meant only for the young Mary, Queen of Scots, are papers the old queen has painstakingly collected—the darkest secrets of every...  more

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118

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Bill Bryson's African Diary by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson goes to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. Kenya, generally regarded as the cradle of mankind, is a land of contrasts, with famous game reserves, stunning landscapes, and a...  more

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119

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Prey by Linda Howard
PREY   Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage. After all, why give Dare the satisfaction of knowing he can push her buttons and push her to the edge? Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural...  more

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120

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Eddie Would Go : The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero and Pioneer of Big Wave Surf...
In the 1970s, a decade before bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the phrase Eddie Would Go began popping up all over the Hawaiian islands and throughout the surfing world, Eddie Aikau was proving what it meant to be a "waterman." As a fearless and gifted surfer, he rode the biggest waves in...  more

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121

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Calico Joe by John Grisham
Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed...  more

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122

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, Bk 1) by Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a...  more

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123

Laura L. (mamakalama)
A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
It all began with a simple seaside vacation, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood.  Antoine Rey thought he had the perfect surprise for his sister Mélanie's birthday: a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers playing...  more

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124

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Living the Dream: My Life and Basketball by Hakeem Olajuwon & Peter Knobler
Born in Nigeria, Olajuwon didn't step onto a basketball court until the age of 17. Within a year he was a Nigerian international. Here he recounts his journey to America and university in Houston, his success in the NBA since turning professional in 1984, and his return to the Muslim faith....  more

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125

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Giant Steps to Change the World by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
"On some days your dreams may seem too away far to realize? Listen to the whispers of those that came before..." Following the success of their much beloved picture books, Please, Baby, Please and Please, Puppy, Please; Academy Award nominated director Spike Lee, and his talented wife Tonya...  more

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126

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Scarlet Contessa: A Novel of the Italian Renaissance by Jeanne Kalogridis
What Philippa Gregory has done for Tudor England, Jeanne Kalogridis does for Renaissance Italy. Her latest irresistible historical novel is about a countess whose passion and willfulness knew no bounds—Caterina Sforza Daughter of the Duke of Milan and wife of the conniving Count...  more

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127

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran
The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire . . . but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to...  more

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128

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Lady of the Rivers (Cousins' War, Bk 3) by Philippa Gregory
Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion, and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses. A sweeping, powerful story based on history and rich in passion and legend, The Lady of the Rivers tells...  more

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129

Laura L. (mamakalama)
If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't) by Betty White
It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between. Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love,...  more

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130

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz
What do dogs know? How do they think? The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.Inside of a Dog is a fresh look at the world of dogs -- from the dog's...  more

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131

Laura L. (mamakalama)
We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the...
The remarkable true story of a family who move into a rundown zoo– already a BBC documentary miniseries and excerpted in The Guardian.In the market for a house and an adventure, Benjamin Mee moved his family to an unlikely new home: a dilapidated zoo in the English countryside. Mee had a...  more

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132

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
When Eva's film star sister Katrina dies, she leaves California and returns to Cornwall, where they spent their childhood summers, to scatter Katrina's ashes and in doing so return her to the place where she belongs. But Eva must also confront the ghosts from her own past, as well as those from...  more

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133

Laura L. (mamakalama)
False Mermaid by Erin Hart
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR ERIN HART DELIVERS A SEARING NEW NOVEL OF SUSPENSE, BRILLIANTLY MELDING MODERN FORENSICS AND IRISH MYTH AND MYSTERY IN THIS CHARGED THRILLER. American pathologist Nora Gavin fled to Ireland three years ago, hoping that distance from home would bring her peace. Though she...  more

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134

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay
Paris, France: 1860’s. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a “modern...  more

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135

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Last Aloha by Gaellen Quinn
How did Hawaii become part of America? This story, inspired by true events suppressed for nearly 100 years, is the one James Michener never wrote. In 1886, Laura Jennings travels to Hawaii to live with missionary relatives. She imagines she'll live in a grass hut, ministering to savages. When...  more

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136

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield
WARS CHANGE, WARRIORS DON'T We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in. Do we fight by a code? If so,...  more

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137

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Conquest by Elizabeth Chadwick
The year is 1066 and the world is about to change. Suddenly life in England is going to be completely different, especially for Ailith, a young Saxon wife. It is the year in which she loses both her husband and young son, and the year in which the Normans come, not as friends, but in search of...  more

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138

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Micro by Michael Crichton & Richard Preston
 Three men are found dead in the locked second-floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of...  more

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139

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Little Russian by Susan Sherman
The Little Russian spotlights an exciting new voice in historical fiction, an assured debut that should appeal to readers of Away by Amy Bloom or Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. The novel tells the story of Berta Alshonsky, who revels in childhood memories of her time spent with a wealthy...  more

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140

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Unforgettable by Trish Perry
Rachel Stanhope tries to see the good in everybody. But reporter Josh Reegan tests even her good graces when he's assigned to cover her Arlington, Virginia, dance studio's competition in New York City. Between ballroom melodrama and the real drama of political corruption, will they stop...  more

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141

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Home Front by Kristin Hannah
  In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, the loyalty of sisters, and the secrets mothers keep. Now, in her most emotionally powerful story yet, she explores the intimate landscape of a troubled marriage with this provocative and timely portrait of...  more

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142

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Zoe Baxter has spent ten years trying to get pregnant, and after multiple miscarriages and infertility issues, it looks like her dream is about to come true -- she is seven months pregnant. But a terrible turn of events leads to a nightmare -- one that takes away the baby she has already fallen...  more

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143

Laura L. (mamakalama)
A Killer Read (Ashton Corners Book Club, Bk 1) by Erika Chase
For the first meeting of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, six friends gather in Molly Matthews's old Southern mansion -- including Lizzie Turner, a reading specialist with a penchant for mysteries. But the mystery book club meeting becomes the scene of an actual...  more

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144

Laura L. (mamakalama)
It's All Greek to Me by Katie MacAlister
Billionaire Greek playboy Iakovos Papaioannou knew his sister hired her favorite band to perform at her birthday party. He's just not sure how their six-foot tall, wild-haired, tempestuous manager has already ended up in his bed-and in his heart. Eglantine "Harry" Knight is so not...  more

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145

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Finding the Lost (Sentinel Wars, Bk 2) by Shannon K. Butcher
They are the Sentinels: three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes -- the Synestryn. Now a young woman must put faith in a warrior whose power frightens her even as it draws her...  more

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146

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Let Them Eat Stake (Vampire Chef, Bk 2) by Sarah Zettel
It's a dream for a "Vampire Chef"-cater the high-profile wedding of a 200-year-old vampire and a wealthy witch. So why did celebrity chef Oscar Simmons walk away from this gig? Charlotte agrees to take his place, even though she knows this event, thrown by power-hungry vampires and...  more

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147

Laura L. (mamakalama)
50% Off Murder (Good Buy Girls, Bk 1) by Josie Belle
Maggie Gerber -- one of the founding members of the Good Buy Girls -- loves her quiet life in St. Stanley, Virginia. But all that changes when Sam Collins, her old flame, moves back to town as the new sheriff. On top of that, Claire Freemont, a librarian and the newest member of the Good Buy...  more

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148

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Murder Buys a T-Shirt (Haunted Souvenir Shop, Bk 1) by Christy Fifield
Glory Martine has inherited her uncle's Florida souvenir shop, one stuffed with collectibles, mementos of times gone by -- and ghosts -- who, like her customers, refuse to let go of the past. But things take an even more unexpected turn when a local football hero dies far too suddenly and...  more

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149

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak
Behind every great ruler lies a betrayal. Eva Stachniak's novel sweeps readers into the passionate, intimate, and treacherous world of Catherine the Great, revealing Russia's greatest matriarch from her earliest days in court, where the most valuable currency was the secrets of nobility and the...  more

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150

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
  A unique and sweeping debut novel of an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War, as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men. On a stifling day in 1975, the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. As the fall...  more

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151

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Bk 1) by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One . . . MY NAME IS KVOTHE  I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings.  I burned down the town of Trebon.  I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life.  I was expelled form the...  more

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152

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 2) by Kevin Hearne
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty -- when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1) by Kevin Hearne
Tempe, Arizona is as far removed from paranormal activity as is possible. And that’s where Atticus O’Sullivan, rare book salesman, herb peddler, and 2,000 year old Druid -- the last of his kind -- has decided to set up shop. He’s been on the run, guarding a very powerful sword...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
A life hanging in the balance . . . a family torn apart. The #1 internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult tells an unforgettable story about family secrets, love, and letting go. In the wild, when a wolf knows its time is over, when it knows it is of no more use to its pack, it may...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris
Chicago, 1944. Liz Stephens has little interest in attending a USO club dance with her friends Betty and Julia. She doesn't need a flirtation with a lonely serviceman when she's set to marry her childhood sweetheart. Yet something happens the moment Liz glimpses Morgan McClain. They...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system,...  more

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157

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the...  more

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158

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Star Garden (Sarah Agnes Prine, Bk 2) by Nancy E. Turner
From the bestselling author of These Is My Words comes this exhilarating follow-up to the beloved Sarah’s Quilt. In the latest diary entries of pioneer woman Sarah Agnes Prine, Nancy E. Turner continues Sarah’s extraordinary story as she struggles to make a home in the Arizona...  more

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159

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano
When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, but the program took Melody's name, her home, her...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Comes a Horseman by Robert Liparulo
The ancients saw Death as a blazing figure on horseback, swift and merciless. Those facing the black chasm often mistook their pounding hearts for the beating of hooves. Now, two FBI agents pursuing a killer from a centuries-old cult realize they have become his prey.

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161

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami
With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing popularity suggests that it will be read and...  more

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162

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror, Bk 1) by Conn Iggulden
Note: This is the UK/Australia edition of "Genghis: Birth of an Empire". “Wolf of the Plains” is the much anticipated beginning of the “Conqueror” series on Genghis Khan and his descendants. It is a wonderful, epic story which Conn Iggulden brings...  more

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163

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Shavetail by Thomas Cobb
Winner of the 2009 Spur Award for Long Fiction Seventeen-year-old Ned Thorne lied his way into the U.S. Army, and is sent to the remote Fort Ramsey, deep in Arizona Territory. There, his young eyes will be opened to the true beauty and savage barbarity of the American frontier. When a local...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 13) (Lar...
Precious Ramotswe is back and, as usual, her plate is full. She's called in to tackle a mysterious disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter's school... Her infinitely trustworthy assistant, Grace Makutsi, is having trouble adjusting to wedded bliss... And the estimable Clovis...  more

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165

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Art of Fielding: A Novel by Chad Harbach
At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future....  more

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166

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion by Joseph Campbell
A reissued edition--with a new index--of one of the world-famous scholar's most popular books (more than 100,000 copies sold), which delineates his basic understanding of mythology and religion.

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167

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Dreams by C. G. Jung
Extracted from Volumes 4, 8, 12, and 16. Includes "The Analysis of Dreams," 'On the Significance of Number Dreams," "General Aspects of Dream Psychology," "On the Nature of Dreams," "Individual Dream Symbolism in Relation to Alchemy," and "The Practical Use of Dream-Analysis."

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168

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hille...
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood.  Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.  It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was...  more

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169

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Aloha Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 16) by Jennifer Chiaverini
Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues at a quilter's retreat in scenic Hawaii.

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170

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
This debut page-turner from Australian Morton recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants. At 14, Grace Reeves leaves home to work for her mother's former employers at Riverton House. She is the same age as Hannah, the headstrong...  more

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171

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Cleopatra: A Biography by Stacy Schiff
While her palace shimmered with gold, it was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and ingenious negotiator. Her life spanned fewer than 40 years but would reshape the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, each time to...  more

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172

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
In 70 CE, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean desert, Masada. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic historical event, Hoffman weaves a spellbinding tale of four extraordinary,...  more

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173

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Wolf Gift (Wolf Gift Chronicles, Bk 1) by Anne Rice
The time is the present.  The place, the rugged coast of Northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.   A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer ... An older...  more

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174

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Once a Runner by John L. Parker Jr.
This is the inspirational cult classic that Runner's World (and many others) have called "the best novel ever written about running". Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of...  more

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175

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
A heartbroken woman stumbled upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author. In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after. Ten years later, the tide...  more

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176

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 18) by Janet Evanovich
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home,  Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she’s...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
It starts with a letter, lost for half a century and unexpectedly delivered to Edie’s mother on a Sunday afternoon. The letter leads Edie to Milderhurst Castle, where the eccentric Blythe spinsters live and where, she discovers, her mother was billeted during World War II. The elder Blythe...  more

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178

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Time slip historical fiction at its best by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley, whose novel The Winter Sea won the RT Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for a RITA award When Julia Beckett moves into a beautiful old farmhouse, she finds herself transported...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town,...  more

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180

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Nothing can break the bond between sisters ...When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home to London. But as she learns about the circumstances surrounding her sister's disappearance, she is...  more

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181

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Red Queen (Cousins War, Bk 2) by Philippa Gregory
Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even...  more

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182

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" -- the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much...  more

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183

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
One beautiful summer afternoon, from her bedroom window on the second floor, Jody Linder is unnerved to see her three uncles parking their pickups in front of her parents’ house -- or what she calls her parents’ house, even though Jay and Laurie Jo Linder have been gone almost all of...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
What the Dog Saw And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? In the past decade, Malcolm...  more

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185

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Tea Rose (Rose, Bk 1) by Jennifer Donnelly
East London, 1888 -- a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a...  more

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186

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, Bk 1) by E. L. James
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to...  more

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187

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, Bk 2) by E. L. James
Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.   But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking...  more

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188

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Believing the Lie (Inspector Lynley, Bk 17) by Elizabeth George
Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man's uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But...  more

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189

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Christmas Wedding by Richard DiLallo & James Patterson
The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They...  more

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190

Laura L. (mamakalama)
These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
Allison Glenn tried to hide what happened that night ... and failed. The consequence? Five years in prison. Now she's free. But secrets have a way of keeping you caged ... When Allison is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as Linden Falls' golden...  more

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191

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Sea of Poppies (Ibis, Bk 1) by Amitav Ghosh
At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time...  more

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192

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the ...
In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the...  more

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193

Laura L. (mamakalama)
George Washington's Sacred Fire by Peter A. Lillback
What sets "George Washington's Sacred Fire" apart from all previous works on this man for the ages, is the exhaustive fifteen years of Dr. Peter Lillback's research, revealing a unique icon driven by the highest of ideals. Only do George Washington's own writings, journals,...  more

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194

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick
England, 1148 -- ten-year-old Brunin FitzWarin is an awkward misfit in his own family.  A quiet child, he is tormented by his brothers and loathed by his powerful and autocratic grandmother.  In an attempt to encourage Brunin's development, his father sends him to be fostered in...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Lords of the White Castle by Elizabeth Chadwick
In this medieval romance, an outlaw weds a tomboyish teenage widow, and together they seek to reclaim his lost ancestral castle. When Prince John accuses Fulke FitzWarin, a young courtier, of cheating at chess, the royal household is thrown into terrible turmoil, sparking a rivalry that could...  more

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196

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Lost Dogs And Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon
Wanted: new homes ... When the strays from a local dogs' home are matched with brand new owners, it turns out it might not just be the lost dogs who need rescuing. Helen's ex-husband has given their children a puppy. The kids are in love, but she's the one stuck training the...  more

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197

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Fireworks over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff
Every so often that story comes along that reminds us of what it’s like to experience love for the first time—against the odds, when you least expect it, and with such passion that it completely changes you forever. An unexpected discovery takes eighty-four-year-old Lily Davis...  more

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198

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Sandcastles by Luanne Rice
Painter Honor Dillon has made a life for herself and her three daughters -- Regis, Agnes, and Cecilia -- at Star of the Sea Academy on the magical Connecticut shore.  Here she teaches art at the convent school's beautiful seaside campus, over which Honor's sister-in-law, mother...  more

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199

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, Bk 3) by E. L. James
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland
It was Emily Carr (1871–1945)—like Georgia O’Keeffe and Frida Kahlo—who first blazed a path for modern women artists. Overcoming the confines of late Victorian culture, Carr became a major force in modern art. Her boldly original landscapes are praised today for capturing...  more

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201

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
Four women -- a mother, her sister and their two grown daughters head to a tiny island off Nantucket for a retreat, hoping to escape their troubles. Instead, they find only drama, secrets and life-changing revelations.

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202

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Moon Shell Beach: by Nancy Thayer
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer delighted readers with her sparkling Hot Flash Club series. Now she has written a vibrant new novel set within a tight-knit island community, where two women struggle to rekindle a childhood friendship damaged by harsh words, betrayal, and the...  more

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203

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Holy Warrior (Outlaw Chronicles, Bk 2) by Angus Donald
King Richard the Lionheart has been crowned, and his loyal subject Robin Hood is preparing an army to take on the Third Crusade with Richard's forces to free the Holy Land from the grip of Saladin and his victorious Saracen army. In Sicily, en route to the Holy Land, the crusaders sack the...  more

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204

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
Two sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior; who will live happily ever after? Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid...  more

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205

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an...  more

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206

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Russian Winter: A Novel (P.S.) by Daphne Kalotay
When Nina Revskaya, former star of the Bolshoi Ballet, decides to auction her remarkable jewelry, she hopes to draw a curtain on her past. Instead, she is overwhelmed by memories of glorious and heartbreaking events that changed her life's course half a century before. In Russia, she...  more

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207

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese
When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Paso, Texas, he hopes to make a fresh start as a staff member at the county hospital. There he meets David Smith, a medical student recovering from drug addition, and the two men begin a tennis ritual that allows...  more

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208

Laura L. (mamakalama)
A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick
The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert Marshal is one of them. Raised high as the kin of the deceased King Henry battle each other for England's throne, John reaps rich rewards but pays a terrible price for the choices he makes - as...  more

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209

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Scarlet Lion (William Marshal, Bk 2) by Elizabeth Chadwick
By 1197 William Marshal's prowess with a sword and loyalty with his heart have been rewarded by the hand in marriage of Isabelle de Clareheiress to great estates and their brood is growing. But their contentment and security is shattered when King Richard dies. Forced down a precarious path...  more

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210

Laura L. (mamakalama)
India Black (Madam of Espionage, Bk 1) by Carol K. Carr
When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing...  more

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211

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Mozart's Last Aria (P.S.) by Matt Rees
The news arrives in a letter to his sister, Nannerl, in December 1791. But the message carries more than word of Nannerl’s brother’s demise. Two months earlier, Mozart confided to his wife that his life was rapidly drawing to a close ... and that he knew he had been...  more

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212

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery by Charles Martin
They have one summer to find what was lost long ago."Never settle for less than the truth," she told him. But when you don't even know your real name, the truth gets a little complicated. It can nestle so close to home it's hard to see. It can even flourish inside a lie. And as Chase Walker...  more

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213

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Abduction (Theodore Boone, Bk 2) by John Grisham
When we last saw Theo Boone, he ensured that justice was served by uncovering evidence that kept a guilty man off of the streets. Hot off this high-profile murder trial, thirteen-year-old Theo is still dispensing legal advice to friends and teachers. But just when it seems as if his life has...  more

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214

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at...  more

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215

Laura L. (mamakalama)
King's Man (Outlaw Chronicles, Bk 3) by Angus Donald
THE THIRD CRUSADE IS OVER Richard the Lionheart is bound for England. But with all the princes of Europe united against him ...can the greatest warrior in Christendom make it safely home? THE LION IS CHAINED Captured. Bound. Imprisoned. King Richard's slim hope of salvation rests...  more

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216

Laura L. (mamakalama)
India Black and the Widow of Windsor (Madam of Espionage, Bk 2) by Carol K. Carr
Black is back - Her Majesty's favorite spy is off to Scotland in this new adventure to ensure the Queen doesn't end up getting killed. When Queen Victoria attends a séance, the spirit of her departed husband, Prince Albert, insists she spend Christmas at their Scottish home...  more

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217

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Silent In The Grave (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 1) by Deanna Raybourn
"Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave." These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the...  more

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218

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Silent In The Sanctuary (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 2) by Deanna Raybourn
Fresh from a six-month sojourn in Italy, Lady Julia returns home to Sussex to find her father's estate crowded with family and friends. Much to her surprise, the one man she had hoped to forget -- the enigmatic and compelling Nicholas Brisbane -- is among her father's houseguests... and...  more

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219

Laura L. (mamakalama)
For the King's Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick
A Bittersweet Tale of Love, Loss, and the Power of Royalty When Roger Bigod arrives at King Henry II's court to settle a bitter inheritance dispute, he becomes enchanted with Ida de Tosney, young mistress to the powerful king. A victim of Henry's seduction and the mother of his son,...  more

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220

Laura L. (mamakalama)
To Defy a King (William Marshal, Bk 5) by Elizabeth Chadwick
A story of huge emotional power set against the road to Magna Carta and the fight to bring a tyrant king to heel. The privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in England, Mahelt Marshal's life changes dramatically when her father is suspected by King John. Her brothers become...  more

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221

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Marsh King's Daughter by Elizabeth Chadwick
Unwanted and unloved, Miriel Weaver finds herself forced into a closed convent by her violent stepfather. Outside, the civil war of 1216 rages through the English countryside, throwing into jeopardy all that its people hold dear. As the turmoil outside reaches a peak, Miriel itches to break free...  more

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222

Laura L. (mamakalama)
What Difference Do It Make?: Stories of Hope and Healing by Ron Hall & Denver Moo...
New thoughts and reflections from the authors of the inspirational New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different as Me. The more than four hundred thousand readers stirred by the story of Ron Hall and Denver Moore will resonate with the all new, stand-alone true stories of hope and...  more

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223

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Theodore Boone: The Accused (Theodore Boone, Bk 3) by John Grisham
Theo Boone might only be thirteen, but he's already uncovered key evidence in a groundbreaking murder trial and discovered the truth behind his best friend's abduction. Now with the latest unfolding of events in Strattenburg, Theo will face his biggest challenge yet. Filled with the...  more

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224

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Witness by Nora Roberts
Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive.  The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman known as...  more

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225

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Kingdom of Strangers (Katya Hijazi, Bk 3) by Zoe Ferraris
A secret grave in the desert is unearthed revealing the mutilated bodies of nineteen women and the shocking truth that a serial killer has been operating undetected in Jeddah for more than a decade. However, lead inspector Ibrahim Zahrani, is distracted by a mystery closer to home. His mistress...  more

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226

Laura L. (mamakalama)
Cinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story) by Barbara Ensor
I know, I know. You’ve heard the story a million times before. Mean stepmother. Lots of sweeping. Fancy ball. You remember. Or do you? Did you remember that Cinderella was such a nice girl—so smart and funny? You probably would’ve liked her. Did you know that...  more

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227

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Wind from Hastings by Morgan Llywelyn
Edyth, wife of King Harold of England, disappeared forever on the day of the great Battle of Hastings in 1066, taking with her the legitimate heirs to the thrones of England and Wales. This is the story of that amazing woman, who loved and married the King of Wales and then the man who would be...  more

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228

Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama
In her ambitious sixth novel (Dreaming Water; The Samurai's Garden), Tsukiyama tackles life in Japan before, during and after WWII. The story follows brothers Hiroshi and Kenji Matsumoto through the devastation of war and the hardships of postwar reconstruction. Orphaned when their parents were...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson
"I want you to know something if you don't already. Life is choosing whom and what you love. Everything else follows . . ." Among the longleaf pines and family farms of eastern North Carolina, days seem to pass without incident for Margaret Clayton and Bernice Stokes until they...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter, Bk 1) by David Rosenfelt
Defense attorney Andy Carpenter manages to sail through any tough situation, whether inside the courtroom or in his personal life. But this all changes when his marriage breaks up and his father suddenly dies, leaving him distraught-and 22 million dollars richer. Andy doesn't know how his father...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 7) by Alexander Mccall Sm...
There is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood–pressure readings are being recorded there. And Botswana has a new advice columnist,...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 6) by Alexander ...
Precious is busier than usual at the detective agency when she discovers an intruder in her house on Zebra Drive—and perhaps even more baffling--a pumpkin on her porch. Her associate, Mma Makutsi, also has a full plate. She's taken up dance lessons, only to be partnered with a man with...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Girl Who Married a Lion: And Other Tales from Africa by Alexander McCall Smith
Gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana. This treasury contains most of the stories previously collected in Children of Wax and seven new tales from the Setswana-speaking people of Botswana. A girl discovers that her young husband might actually be a...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 9) by Alexander McCa...
Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family.  The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living.  Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. ...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 10) by Alexan...
Mma Ramotswe's ever-ready tiny white van has recently developed a rather disturbing noise. Of course, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni -- her estimable husband and one of Botswana's most talented mechanics -- is the man to turn to for help. But Precious suspects he might simply condemn the van and...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency12) by Alexander McC...
As the countdown to Mma Makutsi's wedding begins, all is not as it should be at the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. While investigating unpleasant occurrences on a southern cattle-post, Mma Ramotswe, always on the side of the weak against the strong, has reason to reflect on Rule No.3 of The...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The Last Queen by C. W. Gortner
Juana of Castile, the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country's throne, has been for centuries an enigmatic figure shrouded in lurid myth. Was she the bereft widow of legend who was driven mad by her loss, or has history misjudged a woman who was ahead of her time? In his stunning new...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
A Dublin Student Doctor (Irish Country, Bk 6) by Patrick Taylor
In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O’Reilly goes to Dublin to study medicine. Fingal and his fellow aspiring doctors face the arduous demands of Trinity College and Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital. The...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Persona Non Grata (Medicus Investigations, Bk 3) by Ruth Downie
At long last, Gaius Petreius Ruso and his companion, Tilla, are headed home to Gaul. But with Tilla getting icy greetings from Ruso's relatives, a family member having mysteriously drowned at sea, and the whole Ruso household teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, it's hard to imagine an...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way by Jon Krak...
Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children's crusader, and he's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
In the last months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, two children are left by their father and stepmother to find safety in a dense forest. Because their real names will reveal their Jewishness, they are renamed "Hansel" and "Gretel." They wander in the woods until they are taken in by Magda, an...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to a baby girl. But in a culture that favors sons, the only way for Kavita to save her newborn daughter's life is to give her away. It is a decision that will haunt her and her husband for the rest of their lives,...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Wolf Hall (Wolf Hall, Bk 1) by Hilary Mantel
In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by...  more

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Laura L. (mamakalama)
Silent on the Moor (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 3) by Deanna Raybourn
Despite his admonitions to stay away, Lady Julia arrives in Yorkshire to find Brisbane as remote and maddeningly attractive as ever. Cloistered together, they share the moldering house with the proud but impoverished remnants of an ancient family—the sort that keeps their bloodline pure...  more

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