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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a

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Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under

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City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or

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The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick

Meet Pat. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him — the return of his estranged wife Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will

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Room, Emma Donoghue

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive

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From Darkest Skies, Sam Peters

After a five year sabbatical following the tragic death of his wife and fellow agent Alysha, Keona Rause returns to the distant colony world of Magenta to resume service with the Magentan Intelligence Service. With him he brings an artificial recreation of his wife’s personality, a simulacrum built from every digital trace she left behind. She has been constructed with one purpose – to discover the truth behind her own death – but Keona’s relationship

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The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone

Deep in the jungle of Peru, where so much remains unknown, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist whole. Thousands of miles away, an FBI agent investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Kanpur, India earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. During the same week, the Chinese government “accidentally” drops a nuclear bomb in an isolated region of its own country. As these

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Bright Air Black, David Vann

In Bright Air Black, David Vann transports us to 13th century B.C. to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology’s most fascinating and notorious women, Medea. In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea from Persia’s Colchis – where Medea flees her home and father with Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece. Vann’s

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Swimming Lessons, Claire Fuller

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid

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The Witchfinder’s Sister, Beth Underdown

Essex, England, 1645. With a heavy heart, Alice Hopkins returns to the small town she grew up in. Widowed, with child, and without prospects, she is forced to find refuge at the house of her younger brother, Matthew. In the five years she has been gone, the boy she knew has become a man of influence and wealth–but more has changed than merely his fortunes. Alice fears that even as the cruel burns of a

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The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman, Denis Thériault

Bilodo lives a solitary daily life, routinely completing his postal rounds every day and returning to his empty Montreal apartment. But he has found a way to break the cycle—Bilodo has taken to stealing people’s mail, steaming open the envelopes, and reading the letters inside. And so it is he comes across Ségolène’s letters. She is corresponding with Gaston, a master poet, and their letters are each composed of only three lines. They are writing

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Good Me, Bad Me, Ali Land

Fifteen year old Milly was raised by a serial killer: her mother. When she finally breaks away and tells the police everything about her mother’s crimes and years of abuse, she is given a new identity and placed in an affluent foster family and an exclusive private school. She wrestles with being the daughter of a murderer and the love she still feels for her mother, despite her crimes, but her hopes are simple. Milly

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The White Raven, Carrie D. Miller

In her thirteenth life, Aven has settled into the now witchcraft-friendly Salem where she has found true happiness and friendship, maybe even love. Despite her contentment, the truth of Aven’s existence haunts her. When she dies, her Spirit is forced from the Veil to live again in the body of a stranger. Does the elusive white raven, who has shadowed Aven through each of her lives, hold the secret to her release–or is it the

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The Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O’Neill

The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with a difference. Set throughout the roaring twenties, it is a wicked fairytale of circus tricks and child prodigies, radical chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians and brooding clowns, set in an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. It is the tale of two dreamers, abandoned in an orphanage where they were fated to meet. Here, in the face of cold, hunger and unpredictable beatings, Rose

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Before the Fall, Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people–ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter–depart Martha’s Vineyard headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the passengers disappear into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs–the painter–and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul’s family. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the tragedy and the backstories of the passengers and crew members–including a Wall Street

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Blackwing, Ed McDonald

The republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow’s Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long dead sorcerer’s legacy. But there is a conspiracy within the citadel: traitors, flesh-eaters and the ghosts of the wastelands seek to destroy them, but if they cannot solve the ancient wizard’s paradox, the Deep Kings will walk the earth again, and all will be lost. The

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Eternal Curse, Kara Leigh Miller

After pulling the plug on her mother’s life support, seventeen-year-old Chloe Madison moves to live with relatives she hardly knows. Her new hometown in the Adirondack Mountains is barely more than a pinpoint on the map, but it’s shrouded in deadly secrets and strange family legends. Chloe is determined to keep her head down, finish high school, and get the heck out of there. Until she meets the enigmatic Trent Halstead. Something intriguing hides beneath

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A Halloween Adventure with Jack and Ony Lantern, Sylvie Gionet

Halloween-land needs help! Someone was eating the delectable desserts in the warehouses, amongst other things. Luckily for the magical inhabitants of Halloween-land, Jack and Ony Lantern are Halloween fanatics. When a young witch named Casey arrives on Earth one night to ask for their help, they know they will be the perfect superheroes for the adventure. Put your Halloween costume on, grab a Halloween treat, and get ready for a ride to a land filled

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2HVØRHVNØT: To Have Or Have Not, Jared Chapman

Welcome to Fellowship City, where the Haves are super-powered, and the Have-Nots are just like you. The Mighty have all the wealth, fame, power, and superpowers, but even they are subject to the monastery’s control. To maintain peace, telepathic monks see into the past, present, and future to police the other Mighty and the minority of powerless Citizens, who have nothing but their identity tags tattooed on their wrists. Twenty-year-old Mario lives with his kid

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Someone to Love, Cheryl Holt

As a tiny girl, Libby Carstairs was found by navy sailors on a deserted island in the Caribbean. She was all alone and had no memory of her past or parents. Who is she? And what happened to leave her stranded so far from home? After she was returned to England, her situation was sensationalized in the newspapers, which meant she’s enjoyed a life of public acclaim. Due to her unconventional history, she’s very different

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One Grey Night It Happened, Michael Fields

Set in the mountains of Central Pennsylvania, “One Grey Night It Happened” recognizes the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Pennsylvania’s wilderness region.Running from a notorious mountain clan, a young and defiant Jeremiah Willis departs Arrowhead Mountain and enrolls in Bloomington High School. A black transfer student and gifted athlete, Lucas Bradshaw, enrolls that same morning.The day before he enrolled, Lucas witnessed a school massacre in his Virginia school, Robert E Lee Academy, and

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The Self-Empowerment Journal, Karamokoh Wurie

Are you tired of feeling stuck, unmotivated, uninspired, and unproductive? Be ready to finally make a shift in your life that’ll completely transform you! No matter what pain, struggles, or circumstances that you are maybe going through, you have the power to overcome and create a life of excitement and abundance. In the Self-Empowerment Journal, you’ll learn a complete step by step approach to take your life to the next level.-You’ll find what’s been holding

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When Love Calls Your Name, Jen T

What do you do when the person you once loved is standing right in front of you?Do you jump in feet first? Or do you continue to hide those feelings you once suppressed for so long?But he left me….without saying a word. Did I push him too far? Will we ever go back to the way we were?Alex and Leo have been close friends since middle school. They were so close that people called them

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Raven Rain, David Stever

Johnny Delarosa’s past collides with his future when hired to stop a blackmail scheme against a local celebrity, former pro football star—turned car dealer—Stan Shelton. When a young woman’s body is found in front of Stan’s building, allegations surface of his involvement with an escort service owned by Talia Thorne, the alluring woman with long, raven hair. But Stan has a bad habit of fumbling the truth, and with his back against his own goal

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A Soldier and A Liar, Caitlin Lochner

In a world on the brink of war, four superpowered teens must learn to work together for peace in Caitlin Lochner’s action-packed debut novel, A Soldier and A Liar. Lai Cathwell is good at keeping secrets. As a Nyte, a supernaturally gifted teenager who is feared and shunned by the ungifted, this skill is essential to survival. Orchestrating her own imprisonment to escape military duty has only honed her ability to deceive others. But when rebels

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Veritas, Charles D’Amico

Neil Baggio has adjusted to life after the Bureau, finally accepting he may never close the case of his mentor-turned-famed-killer, Cappelano. But Cappelano isn’t finished with his student yet. Neil is still in need of his teachings, and Cappelano will do everything in his power to finish the lesson. After a rash of killings by Cappelano, Neil is drawn back into the Bureau and his unfinished business with his mentor. But to finally put things to an

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Splendor of Dawn, Ryan Gebhart

What was once reality now fills the minds of Eklean’s children as no more than fables. Despite his pointy ears, not even Devlyn believes that he is an elf; they have all passed from living memory into stories. At least, that’s what he’s been told his entire life, growing up as a ward of the abbey school of Cor’lera. One day, a silver-eyed woman with pointy ears tells him something very different and invites him

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A Bounty on Forever, Connie Y. Harris

Former Navy SEAL Tony Franco, is convinced his past is behind him. He now thrives as an emergency room nurse. But after learning there’s a bounty on his head, he will stop at nothing to protect those closest to him—including the new woman in his life, fiery Zumba instructor Sierra Sanchez. Troubled by his secrecy and the escalating close calls, Sierra resists the sexual chemistry sizzling between them but Tony’s charismatic bedside manner disarms her.

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Cucina Tipica, Andrew Cotto

Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure is the story of Jacoby Pines, a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on holiday, and decides he never wants to leave. What follows is a wine-soaked, food-filled, travel-laden adventure about one man’s quest for an antiquated existence in the modern world. Cucina Tipica a sensational adventure novel that kept me hooked from beginning to end and a story I won’t ever forget! Cucina Tipica has astounded me, I enjoyed every

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The Mean, Green, Self-Love Manifesting Machine, Janina Lovelace

There are secrets to unlocking super powers to perpetually manifest all of your deepest desires. What is holding you back from finding this spiritual goldmine and acting on it? Is it because it sounds too good to be true? The universe is waiting to show you it is not and that you can indeed enjoy self-mastery at the highest heights of your potential. The Mean, Green, Self-Love Manifesting Machine is a metaphorical beast – resiliently

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Galway Gone, Gabrielle Neord

Galway Gone is the story of a young ranch girl from the Sandhills of Nebraska, leading a somewhat sheltered life. Her large extended family plays a big role in her moral character and influence her upbringing. Her insulated world expands when she meets an Irish musician and everything changes. From New York to London to Ireland to Paris, life for Julie is never the same. Julie and Kieran come from two different worlds, an ocean

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WAR PEACE LOVE, Bobby Price

The debut poetry collection from Bobby Price tells the stories of human emotions, strengths and frailties that we all contend with. As we doubt ourselves in this existence and fight for justice in the world, we try to garner some semblance of peace and find love where we can. These poems help to ensure that you’re not alone. That we’re all vying for acceptance and most of all, love. WAR PEACE LOVE is an incredible

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Clara’s Way, Roberta R. Carr

The year is 1904. Nurse Clara Tyler happily spends her days tending patients in rural Ohio. Her brother, who is working in Panama on the great canal, informs the family he must return home due to illness. Too sick to travel alone, he begs Clara to come and get him. Anxious about going but determined to save her brother, Clara makes her way to the Canal Zone. She is quickly drawn into a web of

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Becoming Okay (When You’re Not Okay), Bryan Bushman

There is a difference between pain and suffering. Pain happens to all who are alive, while suffering depends on how we respond to our pain.Pain is often part of living; yet, humans naturally resist pain and – in the process of resisting – create more pain for themselves and those they love. In contrast, demonstrating acceptance means approaching the pain of living in a way that gives it less control and less ability to produce

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Dear Woman of My Dreams, Lois Kathryn Herr

Dear Woman of My Dreams is Kathryns 1923 diary, covering her nineteenth year. This coming-of-age story is told in her own words as she goes about her daily life at college with her friends and with her mother and grandmother at home. She writes to the woman that she sees as herself in later years, and the book closes with a brief chapter based on letters and the diary Kathryn wrote when she was one

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Harry’s War, Ed Benjamin

Is this what DEATH feels like? Experience the raw emotions of air to air combat. Feel the tension as Harry flies against seven enemy aircraft. This book will place you inside the cockpit of an F-15 fighter as Harry must decide how to deal with incoming seven state-of-the-art Su-27 Iranian fighters. Even though he faces insurmountable odds, Harry chooses to stay and fight. The reader can feel his muscles tense as he put his fighter

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Author Spotlight

Tiana Pongs, Author Spotlight

Tiana Pongs was Germany’s leading commercial face. Due to the astonishing amount of more than 1,000 ad productions in the span of her career, industry insiders consider her to be Germany’s best commercial model. She’s featured on numerous international magazine covers and product packaging’s, as well as in TV and promotional campaigns. Her list of references reads like the “Who’s Who” of the branded article industry. In her guide dedicated to prospective models, Tiana Pongs

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Charles Sacchetti, Author Spotlight

A lot of people can tell stories but very few can write them in a way that makes readers feel like they are part of the experience. Such is the case with IT’S ALL GOOD. The book takes both a nostalgic and more recent look at the times and events of the author’s life while featuring the actual people who played intricate roles. In this compilation of twenty-seven essays, the author relates his experiences that

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AC Michael, Author Spotlight

One cat. One person. Many problems. Mister Pushkin always knows what’s good for Klem. But Klem only thinks he knows what’s good for Mister Pushkin.With luxuriant blue fur and golden eyes, Mister Pushkin is not like other cats.And although his instinct is usually reliable, his ability to see things others can’t can be a mixed blessing.Avoiding the vet’s thermometer may be impossible, but somehow, he must find a way to escape Klem’s short leash. If

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Katie Marshall, Author Spotlight

After his mother’s death, Brian suffers severe trauma from his abusive father. When the abuse becomes too much, Brian’s mind splits into multiple personalities and starts him down a path of murder and destruction. Lizzie ’s life is turned upside down when she is tortured by a serial killer. Now she has to learn to cope with a new school, new friends, and a new life with a sister that she didn’t meet until recently.

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