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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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The Humorous Side of Trucking, Buck Boylan

This book contains sixteen short humorous stories about a laid off steelworker and his career as a truck driver. The book begins with a look back at truck driving school of which he attended. He recalls his real life learning experiences on how to be a professional tractor trailer driver with very little guidance beginning as a local driver, then hitting the open road as a long haul driver. His unflappable quest of living on

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The Mind and the Libido, Rotem Hess

This book presents an innovative model of the personality where the mind is described as an organ that has evolved in the process of sexual rather than natural selection, just like the peacock’s tail.In contrast to what Sigmund Freud conceptualized, the mind can be viewed as a mental representation of nature instead of a mediator between the drives and “reality”. The internal conflict that leads to neurosis is not between reality and pleasure principles but between the

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Anniversary: A Night to Remember, Dick B. Long

How does an inexperienced young couple’s fifth anniversary celebration turn into a hellish nightmare of fear, pain, and eroticism? Cindy and Shawn celebrate all day, beginning with waffles and mimosas and ending with dinner and lots of drinks at a favorite restaurant. Afterwards, Cindy insists they go to an adult theatre because she has never seen an X-rated movie and Shawn reluctantly agrees.  The couple attracts some attention when they enter because he is tall

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The Chrysalis, Toria Newman

Robbie is a young woman with spastic cerebral palsy. She has limited speech and spends most of her time in her wheelchair. So it appears to her that life is just passing her by and that there is nothing she can do about it. Robbie is involved in a tragic accident, and while she is unconscious, she visits heaven. There, she is shown the path her life could take, giving her hope and a purpose.

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The Last Caliph, T.L. Williams

The Last Caliph is a novel that delves into the threat foreign extremists pose to U.S. national security. Harnessing technology to recruit domestic jihadists bent on ripping the very fiber of the country apart, ISIS is on a mission to destroy the United States. America’s intelligence agencies, military and law enforcement are at the forefront of an intense effort to preserve and protect what all hold dear: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The White

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Once Upon A Girl, Katie Keridan

Once Upon a Girl is a collection of poetry and prose about reinventing myself when the life I thought I wanted ultimately fell apart. It’s about realizing that I could put the broken pieces of myself back together any way I wanted. And so can you. Once Upon a Girl is a poetry book I was desperate to read ever since discovering it. I love poetry but only if the poems that are written are

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Reincarnation in a Nutshell, Else Byskov

Would it not be wonderful if we did not only live one life? Would it not be great to know that death was an illusion and that we lived on after our physical body had stopped functioning? If we could know that death was not the end of life, would that not make us much less worried or afraid, make us much more confident and happier? If we could simply with one stroke eliminate all

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Poetry Dead to Society, Cee Jay & Shirley Spring

This book was written to awaken and bring back to life poetry within our society! There are many poems of a variety of topics that will amaze and stun you. This book contains love, romance, life journey, religion, heartbreak, and even hatred and anger. This book is guaranteed to open your mind’s eye. Please enjoy the journey this book will take you on! Poetry Dead to Society is an incredible poetry book that has made

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Break Every Chain, Jonathan E. Hickory

Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and military members all see the innermost of our dark and fallen world. Jonathan Hickory gives us a veteran police officer’s intimate perspective into the struggle that many of our heroes battle in their hearts.–Drowning in the depths of depression and sadness, burning with anger, and chained down by alcoholism, Jonathan couldn’t do any more. After the death of his father as a young boy, facing countless horrific death scenes in

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Westobou Gold, Hawk MacKinney

The Indian Queen would risk torture and worse to keep her secrets from these barbarians in suits of metal and their search for cities of gold. They never found the gold. Empires rose; empires fell, the centuries passed. Legend became fireside myths, but no treasure was ever found. Yet, among the grey-green drapes of wisteria and wild jasmine along the misty shrouded lowlands of bayous and marshes of the Westo River, the folktales persisted. In

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Meal Makeover Boot Camp, Mirley Guerra Graf

Are you confused about how to put a healthy meal together?  Are you tired of dieting? Are you overwhelmed when creating meal plans? Do you want to love eating again? The Meal-Makeover Boot Camp focuses on improving each meal and create simple healthy habits. When you put into practice the simple tweaks I suggest into your meal, you will have more energy, be healthier and love food.  You will learn in this book that food

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Scribbler Tales Volumes One – Five, Mary Ann Bernal

Volume OneDesperate Measures; Forbidden Lore; Forever Lost; The Hourglass; Sail with Me Volume TwoBroken Promises; Deception; Endgame; Malice; The Portrait Volume ThreeHidden Lies; Nightmare; Payback; The Night Stalker; Turning Point Volume FourAbducted; Cunning; Enamored; Reckless; Safeguard Volume FiveBloodlust; Illusion; Manhunt; Pandemic; Revenge Anthologies are soon becoming my favorite type of reads, why? They are the perfect books to pick up and get lost in if ever you are having a busy day. I adore anthologies

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Back to Happy, Connie Bowman

We all face different challenges in life—we lose loved ones or jobs, fail at relationships or at achieving our goals. While our pain and grief are incomparable among us, one thing is true of all of us: we were created for happiness. But how do you reclaim this birthright in the face of devastating loss, or even just amid the daily hurts and disappointments that pile up year after year? Step one: acceptance. By choosing

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Chasing the Red Queen, Karen Glista

Donja Bellanger, suffering after the death of her father, finds herself in dire straits when her mom takes a new husband. Forced not only to move to a strange city, but to share a room with her glamorous, new stepsister, Makayla Hampton, her life spirals out of control. Makayla lures her from goth to glam, straight into an exclusive club, not only for wealthy elites but Immortal Descendants. Donja crosses paths with Torin Mancini and

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The Last Tears of a Phoenix, J.P. Cianci

Man-eating plants? I can survive a night with the deadliest ones: Agony’s Echo, Sweet Slumber, Water Goddess–it’s been years of constant stints in confinement, and they haven’t gotten me yet.  Sea dragons? They’re the worst creatures the Pyrossian Sea cradles and shepherds to shore, but I know how to hold my own when they come on land to bury their purple, pulsing eggs.  There’s only one thing I fear on Pyrros, and that’s the legend

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Infinite Stars: Chronicles, Joe Pranaitis

It’s the 29th Century and 94 percent of the galaxy has been explored and conquered. The Starship Lionheart, along with other massive space vessels, travels through time continuums and parallel universes. June 2853: The Starship Lionheart enters a parallel universe and fights the Grey Empire. Shortly after, the entire crew is blown out of that universe and into our present one, after destroying their foe. Captain Bontrk, who is a 820 year-old Mudisan and veteran

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Author Spotlight

Katie Keridan, Author Spotlight

Once Upon a Girl is a collection of poetry and prose about reinventing myself when the life I thought I wanted ultimately fell apart. It’s about realizing that I could put the broken pieces of myself back together any way I wanted. And so can you. Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love

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Michael DeStefano, Author Spotlight

Esteemed California music professor David Whealy is drawn to the other side of the country to investigate the circumstances behind his unexpected inheritance. As David probes deeper into the secrets of his benefactor, James Burton West, he finds more than just a wealth of unpublished music on the order of the great composers. David’s benefactor knew precious little about his own estate that had been in continuous family hands since 1724. He knew nothing about

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Ben Crothers, Author Spotlight

Do you feel like your thoughts, ideas, and plans are being suffocated by a constant onslaught of information? Do you want to get those great ideas out of your head, onto the whiteboard and into everyone else’s heads, but find it hard to start? No matter what level of sketching you think you have, Presto Sketching will help you lift your game in visual thinking and visual communication. In this practical workbook, Ben Crothers provides

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Brian Rouff, Author Spotlight

Anna Christiansen’s small-town life is about to go haywire. A young reporter stuck in a dead-end job, Anna falls head over heels for an interview subject, the bass player in an up-and-coming alt band. In short order, she pulls up stakes, moves to Las Vegas, gets married and pregnant, and moves into a big fixer-upper haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer. That’s when she receives a letter from a corrupt casino owner

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