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List created by R E K. (bigstone) - , on Dec 6, 2015
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The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the empty winter prairie, gray clouds to the northwest meant only one thing: a blizzard was seconds away. The first blizzard came in October. It snowed almost without stopping until April. The temperature dropped to forty below. Snow reached the rooftops. And no trains could get through with...  more

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Beowulf's Children aka The Dragons of Heorot (Heorot, Bk 2) by Jerry Pournelle & ...
The sequel to "The Legacy of Heorot". Twenty years ago, the colonists of Avalon waged a war against the grendels, reptilian creatures larger than alligators. Now the younger members of the colony want to explore the mainland where the grendels still roam - and claim the entire planet...  more

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety,...
BRAIN PRESCRIPTIONS THAT REALLY WORK In this breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Here are...  more

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Greenwillow by B. J. Chute
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Dangerous Depths (Underwater Investigation, Bk 3) by Kathy Brandt
Trying to save an endangered species doesn't normally make one a target for extinction. But police diver Hannah Sampson has her doubts when she pulls her friend Elyse out of the sea, barely alive. Although the chief believes it was an accident, Hannah knows Elyse is a staunch...  more

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Douglass' graphic depictions of slavery, harrowing escape to freedom, and life as a newspaper editor, eloquent orator, and impassioned abolitionist.

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A Parent's Guide to Common and Uncommon School Problems by David A., M.D. Gross &...
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Bridges over the Delaware River: A History of Crossings by Frank T. Dale
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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
At Westish College, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league until a routine throw goes disastrously off course. In the aftermath of his error, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert...  more

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Blind Pig by Jon A. Jackson
The Blind Pig opens as a cop kills an armed intruder and two hit men shoot a jukebox. It would seem an open-and-shut case, but the deceased turns out to have been a hit man for the mob, and Mul finds himself smack in the middle of a gun-running plot. Meanwhile, a "delicious kumquat" of a woman...  more

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Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
In the Deep South of the 1950s, journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross the color line. Using medication that darkened his skin to deep brown, he exchanged his privileged life as a Southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man. His audacious, still...  more

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Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Bk 1) by John Burdett
Witnessed by a throng of gaping spectators, a charismatic Marine sergeant is murdered under a Bangkok bridge inside a bolted-shut Mercedes Benz. Among the witnesses are the only two cops in the city not on the take, but within moments one is murdered and his partner, Sonchai Jitpleecheep -- a...  more

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The Irish Cottage Murder (Torrey Tunet, Bk 1) by Dicey Deere
Meet Torrey Tunet. Great career. Big dreams. One terrible mistake. Accept an invitation from a stranger who spills soup on her at a restaurant to stay at his Irish castle? What is pretty translator Torrey Tunet thinking? That's easy. She's thinking that luxurious rooms and gourmet...  more

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Lyonesse by Jack Vance
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The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
At thirty-six, Quoyle, a third-rate newspaperman, is wrenched violently out of his workday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. He retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters all play a...  more

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Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
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Ethan Frome: Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism (Norton Critical E...
`I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.' Who is this strange man Ethan Frome? What is his dreadful secret? . . . Amidst a bleak New England winter landscape, powerful emotions lead to far-reaching...  more

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Fig Tree John. by Edwin Corle
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Ordinary People by Judith Guest
The Jarrets are a typical American family. Calvin is a determined, successful provider and Beth an organized, efficient wife. They had two sons, Conrad and Buck, but now they have one. In this memorable, moving novel, Judith Guest takes the reader into their lives to share their...  more

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Hand in Glove (Roderick Alleyn, Bk 22) by Ngaio Marsh
Lady Bantling had an inspired flair for outrageous parties. A treasure hunt seemed the perfect diversion for a gathering of gentry in the pleasant hills of the English countryside. But when the setting and circumstances inspired someone to murder a well-known barrister in a particularly brutal...  more

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Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy -- John le Carre's last tremendous success-ended with the devastating unmasking of a double agent at the heart of the British Secret Service (known as the Circus to le Carre's millions of readers round the world). Now, in The Honourable Schoolboy, George Smiley --...  more

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The Loop by Nicholas Evans
A pack of wolves makes a sudden savage return to the Rocky Mountain ranching town of Hope, Montana, where a century earlier they were slaughtered by the thousands. Biologist Helen Ross has come to Hope from the East, fleeing a life in shambles, determined to save the wolves from those who seek...  more

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Prime Cut (Goldy Schulz, Bk 8) by Diane Mott Davidson
A caterer's nightmare... Caterer Goldy Schulz is convinced things couldn't get worse. An unscrupulous rival is driving her out of business. An incompetent contractor has left her precious kitchen in shambles. And she has just agreed to cater a fashion shoot at a nineteenth-century mountain...  more

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The Stone Maiden (Maiden Trilogy, Bk. 3) by Susan King
As the leader of her late-12th-century Highland clan, which has been decimated by war and illness since her father's death, Alainna MacLaren has no choice but to abide by the legend of the Stone Maiden in order to save her Scottish clan from oblivion: she must wed a man willing to adopt her clan...  more

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S. by John Updike
S. is Sarah Worth -- doctor's wife, North Shore matron, loving mother, and now (suddenly!) ardent follower of a Hindu religious leader known as the Arhat. As this brilliant and very funny novel opens, Sarah is fleeing the confinement of her suburban life to become a sannyasin (pilgrim) at her...  more

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The House of Secrets by Brad Meltzer & Tod Goldberg
When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel's father is Jack Nash, the host of America's favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets.   Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad's tall tales, especially the...  more

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Firestorm by Iris Johansen
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen turns up the heat in this explosive new psychological thriller. This time a gifted arson investigator teams up with a mysterious operative to stop a killer raging completely out of control...For Kerry Murphy, the inferno is never far away. The...  more

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Welcome to My Planet : Where English Is Sometimes Spoken by Shannon Olson
Life just isn't The Love Boat for nearly-thirty Shannon, the tongue-in-cheek heroine of Welcome to My Planet. Credit cards don't pay themselves, no obvious mate has appeared with her name pinned to his collar, and a job doing new-product research for a fledgling software company doesn't quite...  more

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Louis XIV and the Greatness of France by Maurice P. Ashley
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The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston
My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. Each new settlement asks for a new journal, and so this Book of Shadows begins. In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from...  more

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Voyage of the Dolphin (Seven Sleepers, Bk 7) by Gilbert Morris
How lucky can they get? It's relaxation time, and the Seven Sleepers are vacationing on an ocean-going ship. How much trouble can they get into on vacation? None, right? Almost before they can sort out what's happening, Josh, Sarah, and their friends find themselves entangled with: a...  more

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The Siege by Helen Dunmore
Leningrad, September 1941, Hitler orders German forces to surround the city at the start of the most dangerous winter in its history. For two pairs of lovers, young Anna and Andrei and Anna's novelist father and actress Marina, the siege becomes a battle for survival. They will soon discover...  more

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Short Straw (Ed Eagle, Bk 2) by Stuart Woods
Turns out that Ed should have listened to his intuition. Ed Eagle awakens the morning after his fortieth birthday to find that Barbara has vanished, and Ed's money-from his business, his bank, and his brokerage accounts-has been wired to the Cayman Islands. Barbara, it appears, had drugged...  more

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Black Heart by ERIC LUSTBADER
Eric Van Lustbader..."Black Heart"...Copyright 1983...Granada...First British Edition...604 pages.

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Profit RX: How to Create and Launch an Effective Marketing and Sales Plan for Your Bu...
Entrepreneurship is hot! In a recent CNN interview. George Glendon, publisher of INC. Magazine, noted that thousands of people either have launched their own business or are about to do so. If he had talked about the challenges facing new and emerging entrepreneurs he would have pointed out...  more

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Palm Beach Nasty by Tom Turner
Burned out New York homicide cop, Charlie Crawford, goes south to take it slow and ends up in steamy Palm Beach, Florida. But after six months of pink and green collar crime, he's bored out of his mind and desperate for a face-down stiff with a little rigor setting in. Palm Beach has plenty of...  more

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Jovah's Angel (Samaria, Bk 2) by Sharon Shinn
This is a standalone sequel to Archangel, set 150 years later in proverbially interesting times. Samaria is industrialized; the Manadavvi and Jansai are wealthier; the Edori are marginalized, their roaming lifestyle disrupted; and Jovah seems to be turning a deaf ear to his angels' prayers...  more

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Looking For Mr. Goodbar by Judith Rossner
Looking For Mr. Goodbar is a haunting and completely compelling novel that takes the reader into the life and world of a young woman living alone in NYC. Promiscuous, yet oddly naive, she tries to come to terms with a new sexual freedom, and her search for liberation ends up in one of the most...  more

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Murder on Mulberry Bend (Gaslight, Bk 5) by Victoria Thompson
The Prodigal Son Mission on Mulberry Bend stands as a refuge for girls who otherwise would have to live by selling the only thing they have of value -- themselves. The work being done there so impresses Sarah that she volunteers to help out however she can -- with clothes, with medical...  more

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Religious Literacy (What Every American Needs to Know - And Doesn't) by Stephen Proth...
What's your religious literacy IQ? The United States is a deeply religious nation, yet many Americans -- even the most devout -- are shockingly ignorant about religion. Can you: -- Name the four gospels? -- Name a sacred text of Hinduism? -- Name the holy book of Islam? -- Name the Ten...  more

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The Longest Road by Jeanne Williams
"Moving, accurate picture of Dust Bowl America?resonates with Woody Guthrie's songs and has a good, strong heart." —Mercury News, San Jose, California "Gritty details and keen social observations...Williams' colorful story keeps the reader engaged." —Publishers Weekly

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Red Earth, White Earth by Will Weaver
Guy Pehrsson returns to the Minnesota prairie, the land of his childhood, when he receives a terse letter from his grandfather. "Trouble here. Come home." For Guy, it is a voyage back to his embittered family; to his boyhood friend, Tom Littlewolf; to a land stained with tears and blood. A...  more

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The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi Picoult
Friendship, loyalty, lifelong love -- and teenage suicide. A riveting, timely, and terrifying novel from an acclaimed writer who skillfully intertwines the intimate perceptions of Anne Tyler with the dramatic tension of John Grisham The Golds and the Hartes, neighbors for eighteen years,...  more

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Stardust by Neil Gaiman
In the tranquil fields and meadows of long-ago England, there is a small hamlet that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. Just to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here, in the hamlet of Wall, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly...  more

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Fortune and Fate (Twelve Houses, Bk. 5) by Sharon Shinn
The compelling new novel in the national bestselling “superior fantasy seriesâ€Â? (Publishers Weekly). National bestselling author Sharon Shinn’s “lyrical and entertainingâ€Â? (Kirkus Reviews) Twelve...  more

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Glory Road by Bruce Catton
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Lily Cigar by Tom Murphy
She was a beautiful young innocent, driven into the sins of that womanhood by the dark desires that ruled men's hearts. You will never forget Lily -- as a child watching her mother die in want...as an orphan struggling to protect her reckless brother...as a teen-aged innocent...  more

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Killing Yourself to Live : 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman
For 6,557 miles, Chuck Klosterman thought about dying. He drove a rental car from New York to Rhode Island to Georgia to Mississippi to Iowa to Minneapolis to Fargo to Seattle, and he chased death and rock 'n' roll all the way. Within the span of twenty-one days, Chuck had three...  more

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The Dirty Duck (Richard Jury, Bk 4) by Martha Grimes
"Nothing ever happens in Stratford," insisted Superintendent Richard Jury of Scotland Yard. Unfortunately, he was wrong. Besides the stage murders commited nightly at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, a real one had been performed not far from the Dirty Duck, a popular pub. The victim had...  more

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Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min
Min, who fled China in 1984 and later recounted her experiences there in Red Azalea, here rather daringly re-creates the life of Jiang Chang (Chʻing Chiang), wife to Mao and a political power in her own right.

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7th Son: Descent by J. C. Hutchins
As America reels from the bizarre presidential assassination committed by a child, seven men are abducted from their normal lives and delivered to a secret government facility. Each man has his own career, his own specialty. All are identical in appearance. The seven strangers were grown---...  more

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Bride of Pendorric by Victoria Holt
Favel Farington knew very little about her new husband. When they met in Capri, the dashing young heir to Pendorric had swept the lovely English girl into marriage with the sudden fierceness of a summer storm. It was all wonderfully exciting, until Favel discovered that someone was planning a...  more

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The Wanderer by Sharon Creech & David Diaz (Illustrator)
Thirteen year old Sophie is the ony girl among the surly crew of The Wanderer. With her three uncles and two cousins, she sails across the Atlantic toward England, the land of Bompie, her grandfather. The sea calls to Sophie--promising adventure and the chance to explore and discover. But the...  more

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Avalon by Anya Seton
Shipwrecked off the Cornish coast on his quest to find King Arthur's legendary Avalon, Rumon meets a lonely girl named Merewyn, and their lives soon become intertwined. Rumon brings Merewyn to England, but once there he is so dazzled by Queen Alrida's beauty that it makes him a virtual prisoner...  more

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The Silent Speaker (Nero Wolfe, Bk 11) by Rex Stout
When a powerful government official turns up dead, the great Nero Wolfe takes notice. On the edge of financial ruin, the orchid-loving detective grudgingly accepts the case. Soon another victim is found, a stenographer's tape disappears, and the dead man speaks -- after a fashion. As the...  more

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The Skull Mantra (Inspector Shan, Bk 1) by Eliot Pattison
The corpse is missing its head and is dressed in American clothes. Found by a Tibetan prison work gang on a windy cliff, the grisly remains clearly belong to someone too important for Chinese authorities to bury and forget. So the case is handed to veteran police inspector Shan Tao Yun....  more

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The River Beyond the World by Janet Peery & Janet Peery
Luisa Cantu is a girl from a Sierra Madre mountain village. After being impregnated in a fertility ritual of ancient ofigin, she leaves Mexico to work in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas as a housemaid for Mrs. Eddie Hatch, a woman with a strong will and a narrow worldview. Their complex...  more

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Laird of the Wind (Lindsay Family, Bk 1) by Susan King
THE VISION... Born with the gift of second sight, Isobel of Aberlady has a vision of a compelling enemy -- a dark rider who will gallop across her besieged castle's battlements and both rescue her... and take her hostage. THE DANGER... James Lindsey was once a noble Scottish...  more

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Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat
Awasin and Jamie, brothers in courage, meet a challenge many mountain men could not endure.  When their canoe is destroyed by the fury of the rapids, they must face the wilderness with no food and no hope of rescue.  To survive, they build an igloo, battle a towering grizzly...  more

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THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? by HORACE MCCOY
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In Between Days (Vintage Contemporaries) by Andrew Porter
?Andrew Porter is a born storyteller . . . He makes his own space instantly and invites you in. Hats off!?  ?Barry Hannah   From a commanding new voice in fiction comes a novel as perceptive as it is generous: a portrait of an American family trying to cope in our world today, a story of...  more

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The Country Auction Antiques Book by Cynthia Rockmore
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Merlin's Godson by H. Warner Munn
Omnibus edition containing: King of the world's edge and The ship from Atlantis, books 1 & 2 of the Merlin's Godson trilogy. "An outstanding fantasy epic of Arthurian romance and adventure in the lands beyond the world's edge." The civilization that Time forgot. They were a lonely,...  more

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Emma by Jane Austin
"Emma" is the story of the charming, intelligent, and attractive Miss Emma Woodhouse, whose charitable intentions towards others are increasingly undermined by her supreme narcissism. Bent on improving the looks, manners, and marital prospects of the parentless Harriet Smith, a young boarder at...  more

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She Is The Darkness (Black Company, Bk 8) by Glen Cook
The wind whines and howls with bitter breath. Lightning snarls and barks. Rage is an animate force upon the plain of glittering stone. Even shadows are afraid. At the heart of the plain stands a vast grey stronghold, unknown, older than any written memory. One ancient tower has collapsed...  more

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The Lilies of the Field by William E. Barrett
The enchanting story of two unlikely friends, a black ex-GI and the head of a group of German nuns, The Lilies of the Field tells the story of their impossible dream -- to build a chapel in the desert.

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The Robert Mitchum Story - it Sure Beats Working by Mike Tomkies
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The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, Bk 15) by Daniel Silva
She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. But when a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer: legendary spy...  more

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