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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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Magic Required, HS Paisley

Lochlan learned the hard way. Power attracts enemies. So does fighting shoulder to shoulder with a God. But that was a long time ago – a past he’s worked hard to bury. Now, in the Year 2047, Lochlan takes the public bus to his soul-sucking job answering phones. He lives to remain unnoticed. Then the visions started. Prophetic visions. That’s when he knew the Old World had found him again. These weren’t the fun kind

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Captured Hearts, Anna Hague

In his secret world, Jamey Marcum had to make difficult choices. Choices that often changed others’ lives. Now he’s made a decision to change one more life. Allee Jones. Allee Jones is the perfect target. No family. No friends. No one will miss her if she never shows up to her job again. Because of her anxieties, she is a social pariah. When Jamey abducts Allee, he never imagined she would be the one to

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Fresh off the Starship, Ann Crawford

Wrong place, right time?A starbeing was supposed to travel light-years across the universe to help humanity by working in Washington, D.C.—but she accidentally lands in a small Kansas town in the body of Missy. Join her on this whimsical journey as she discovers the beauty of life and love on Earth. Author Ann Crawford’s trademark optimism brings us a witty and wise book filled with memorable characters and insights into what makes us all so

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All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains, Dorothea Shefer-Vanson

It is 1985 and Israeli paleontologist is spending a year at a university in Nebraska. He encounters hostility from the head of the department and anti-Semitism in the local paper. Events seem to conspire to prevent him achieving his aim of attaining academic success, until he is able to unmask the plot to wreak havoc throughout America. All Quiet on the Midwestern Plains is a stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me

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The Teleporter’s Handbook, David Charles Simmonds

Being a ‘collection’ of short stories, it engages and provokes a number of challenges . Collectively they are unified by fantasy/ pop culture/ satire a pervasive underlying humor. (knowing a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, etc. etc). Each individual story raises it’s own questions for discussion. The Teleporter’s Handbook is a stunning collection of eleven short stories that all are unique but focus on different fables. The collection of short stories are

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Take Your Shot: How to Grow Your Business, Attract More Clients, and Make More Money, Robin Waite

If you run a client/service based business, exchanging time-for-money and not having much of either, then TAKE YOUR SHOTis the book for you. TAKE YOUR SHOT is ultimately an answer to the question: “How Can I Grow My Business, Attract More Clients, and Make More Money?” TAKE YOUR SHOT is the story about Russ Hibbert. Russ is a hard worker, dedicated to his wife and children, and building a career as a golf professional. But one day he

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Her Queen City Ranger, Emilee Harris

Circumstance has placed them at odds, can love lead them to common ground?A woman on the run… When Sofie Augustine is kidnapped from her father’s estate in Prussia, she finds herself halfway across the world in the United States. Though she manages to escape her captors, she’s not out of danger. They’ve turned the tables and her only chance is to reach her father’s solicitor in Denver for protection. She soon realizes, however, that she

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Devitt, M.D. Stewart

Best friends must find a way to release hidden passions, save a true mate, and expose the evil that threatens true love and an entire Fae realm…When Devitt St. Clair discovers a human female moving into a house that guards the entrance to his Realm, he’s surprised by his attraction to the woman. Sienna Hurston loses everything except the house a grandfather she’s never known leaves her. The instant attraction between Dev and Sienna hides

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Reborn, Dan Mayer

Walt took the wrong path in life. His parents and Grandma are dead, and he has drifted apart from the one true love of his life, Elise. He meets a kind stranger that offers him a chance to fix his life, a chance to get it right. If you were given a chance to make changes in your life, would you? What if that meant you had to kill yourself to do it. Still interested?

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Legacy of Strangers, David Burke-Kennedy

Four strangers’ lives change dramatically when they choose or are forced to leave their homelands for the promise of a better life. But the reality of their new world is harshly different. Their lives become entrapped in a whirlwind of violence, crime and prostitution, illicit romance and betrayal, with disastrous and fatal outcomes. You might think it’s all fiction – but this engrossing drama is based on true-life events …and builds to a surprising outcome. Legacy of

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Steering Through It, Lynn McLaughlin

A life threatening illness crushes the world around you, and around those you love. How do we all cope with the diagnosis physically, emotionally an d spiritually? How do we move on? What are the most helpful ways to support others in crisis? In the end, what does it all mean? The author shares her most personal thoughts, fears and triumphs over the most challenging year of her life. The voices of friends and family

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Challenges of the Gods, C. Hofsetz

After Mike goes through a gut-wrenching betrayal by his fiancée, he finds himself in what he thinks might be the afterlife. But this is no heaven. The gods made a mistake and created another Earth in a parallel universe, putting both universes in peril. They need someone from his planet to destroy the alternate, and Mike is randomly selected for the job. Trapped in an impossible choice, Mike accepts his mission and is returned to

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Pennies to Power, Tom Graneau

Why do most workers end up with pennies later in life after earning millions of dollars throughout their lifetime?  What prevents most people from escaping the anxiety of living paycheck to paycheck and the overwhelming realization of getting nowhere financially? What are the underlining causes that keep people living on credit, even when doing so results in financial ruin? In this transformative book, author and financial management coach Tom Graneau points out that despite the

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Lasting Happiness: Secrets of the Heart, Mind & Spirit Revealed, T.M. Hoy

The book includes 46 emotionally intense images. Lasting Happiness is a practical, step-by-step guide to help you create a life rich in love, meaning, and creativity. Use the wisdom that almost cost the author his life to make yours a paradise. Here are the tools and techniques you need – knowledge from some of the most brilliant scientists, doctors, and thinkers who’ve ever lived. You are just a few pages away from transforming your existence.

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From Quantum Physics to Energy Healing, Johanna Blomqvist PhD

What is the “energy” transmitted in energy healing? What can science and research say about energy healing? Doesn’t modern science rule out phenomena like this? Does energy healing work and, if so, how? Physicist Johanna Blomqvist’s book will give answers to these questions. Astonishing accounts of healings omitted by mainstream media led her to a journey that is still continuing. In the book, she tells about her path to energy healing and her own extraordinary

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The Girl in the Blue Tie-Dye Shirt, Brian O’Dell & Beth Lauderdale

Join Liam and the Mud Street Misfits as they race against time to unravel the mystery of the Girl in the Blue Tie-Dye Shirt! Liam has his life all planned! He’s going to be a famous musician and play bass on the stage at Carnegie Hall. But those plans turn upside down when a bike accident leaves him with, not only stitches and a headache, but something far more unsettling – mysterious visions. Thinking he may

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Author Spotlight

David E. Stevens, Author Spotlight

He dies … and wakes up in a genetically perfect body. Navy Commander Josh Logan’s fighter catches on fire during a routine test flight. Preventing it from hitting a neighborhood, he ejects too late. A year later, he wakes up in a city hospital looking like an omni-racial Olympic athlete. His body wasn’t repaired … it was replaced. The good news – he’s now a genetic blend of humanity’s best genes with one-in-a-billion abilities. The bad

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JB Chivvy, Author Spotlight

When Captain Jacob Baccus and his platoon are assigned to a Protective Services Detail, for scientists traveling into the heart of Baghdad at the beginning of the war in Iraq, it seems like just another routine job. But their assignment, to secure the ancient body of King Nimrod and escort it to a secret base in Antarctica, leads Jacob and his men into a hellish nightmare. In a place that is run by demon-like entities,

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Tom Graneau, Author Spotlight

Why do most workers end up with pennies later in life after earning millions of dollars throughout their lifetime?  What prevents most people from escaping the anxiety of living paycheck to paycheck and the overwhelming realization of getting nowhere financially? What are the underlining causes that keep people living on credit, even when doing so results in financial ruin? In this transformative book, author and financial management coach Tom Graneau points out that despite the college degree

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Pamela Jean Horter-Moore, Author Spotlight

LoveQuest, a romantic fantasy, is a light-hearted retelling of one of the most enduring love stories from ancient Greek mythology: the forbidden passion of Eros, the god of Love, for the mortal woman Psyche. A god’s love for a mortal woman… It is ancient Greece, a world of gods, superstition, and magic. The villagers dwelling under the eyes of the jealous and capricious gods on Mount Olympus seek to gain their favor and to uncover

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