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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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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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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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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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Lily’s Wondrous World: A Day in the Park, Marc Polett

Lily’s Wondrous World: A Day in the Park is a delightful tale that captures the joy and excitement of childhood friendships. Lily is a young girl who goes to the park and meets a rabbit named Benny, a squirrel named Nutty, and a dog named Rusty. Together they set off on an adventure playing games, enjoying nature, and building an incredible bond, reminding us of how fulfilling it is to make new friends and explore

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Caught By Him, Tammy Mannersly

A movie star meets the free-spirted girl-next-door…This sweet 70+ page contemporary romance novella is guaranteed to have you giggling at Brody and Willa’s hilarious meet-cute, investing in their budding romance and cheering them on as they deal with life’s truest adversary – the meddling ex. Blockbuster movie actor, Brody Nash doesn’t quite know what to make of the gorgeous woman precariously perched on his neighbor’s gate, but as they start to get to know each

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Without Provenance, John and Nancy Petralia

Are some of the recently discovered Caravaggio paintings fakes? Could the authors create one that would fool the experts? In their third travel adventure, these bestselling authors go throughout Europe to find the answer while illuminating the dark side of the art world–forgeries. Their investigation, worthy of Agatha Christie, takes them to Italy, Malta, Spain, and London. In this often humorous first-person account, the reader comes along to Barcelona, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Sorrento, Naples, Ichia,

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Refuge, David Schoorens

What happens if democracy falls? In Refuge: A Novel of Lost Democracy, democracy in America wasn’t lost to invasion or foreign terrorist attacks. Nor to a global cataclysm or military coup or an economic collapse. Democracy fell because it was our choice. An election was all that was needed. Gerrymandered districts. Laws suppressing the vote. Disinformation and lies. Promises of former glory. Apathy and ignorance. Political violence and above all, fear. The story begins in

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FiNDing Hope, Jocelyn Bystrom

This is the remarkable story of Jocelyn Bystrom’s seven-year struggle against a rare but growing, and largely undiagnosed, involuntary health disorder known as Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), which triggered the author’s daily epileptic-like seizures, cognitive decline, thunderous headaches, and an inability to work, drive, or care properly for herself or her family. In a world where an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older – or 1 in 4 adults – today suffer from

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Ralph & Murray, Rick Glaze

Growing up in a small southern town in the late 1950s, this autobiographical tale is told with punch and humor by my four-legged companion, Ralph. This low-to-the-ground, canine perspective of my story was somewhat news to me, but who can question the poignant truth of the matter from Ralph’s own lips. In 1959 most dogs in America couldn’t talk and it was rare that a feline neighbor could read minds, but Ralph and Murray are

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The Living Stone, MB Mooney

Humanity enslaved by elves. A man haunted by tragedy. REVOLUTION BEGINS.”Game of Thrones meets Narnia!” – 5 star reviewCaleb returns to the land of his birth to begin a revolution against the foreign elven Kingdom of Kryus that rules and oppresses his people. To remind humanity of their worth and lead them to freedom, he must first reach the forgotten, supernatural Living Stone.A young woman, Eshlyn, abandons her home and escapes with her young son,

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The Will of the Gods, Ian Lancaster

The Will of the Gods trilogy is a work of historical fiction set in Pharaonic Egypt during the time of the New Kingdom. It comprises eight stories which form a continuous narrative, following the same principal characters through interconnected adventures. The stories are told in the first person by the characters involved, and span a period of about fifty years and the reigns of four kings. There are many adult themes. Part 1 contains the

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The Untouchable, G.J. Krefft

Olympia Blunt wakes up in a strange hospital, far away from everything familiar and haunted by memories of an Earth invaded by aliens. Taken captive and thrust into a galaxy lightyears from home, she soon gets tangled in the affairs of an alien civilization. Facing her new reality Olympia finds out that the keys to her fate now holds the formidable Prince Adlai. Feared by many and heir to the alien empire, he has big

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Mutually Beneficial, David G. Williamsson

Chique Fluellen – alluring and indomitable – is BACK in this page-turning sequel to the acclaimed “Proportional Revenge”! After conquering her sinister past to reclaim her life, Chique is finally living a life of newfound bliss with her fiancé. But her peaceful world is shattered when Susan McClarren, the formidable ex-US Ambassador, asks Chique to recover a scandalous film that threatens her high political aspirations. Susan won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, and Chique has no choice but to oblige. Meanwhile,

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Dreaming Under an Electric Moon, Kris Powers

Two agents investigating a murderous mind-hacker discover a dangerous psychopath twisting the Virtual Universe into an instrument for possession. On the run from an already infiltrated FBI, partners Zahra Washington and Mason Deane form a motley crew to stop a killer who could be hiding behind any face.They race across enchanted villages and impossible planets, hoping to find a lost creator protecting a secret that could save the world or destroy it forever… Dreaming Under

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Deceit of the Mind, Henry Cox

It has taken millennia for genetic mutations to develop a quantum-bio superconductor medium that might lead to a functional quantum computer. Humanity will drastically change – if it does not self-destruct first. Benjamin Oliver, a semi-retired attorney in Kansas and a cancelled dark operative in the oldest U.S. clandestine service, was called back to recover long lost mineral samples and then entrusted with the development of new technologies and resources. The U.S. Government is trying

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The Sands Shall Witness, Walter Hurst Williamson

World War I in German Southwest Africa is the backdrop for a spellbinding story about forbidden love, genocide and human endurance. Set in present-day Namibia, this historical fiction novel tells the story of colonial aide Conrad Huber, who falls in love with Sybille, daughter of the prominent chieftain of the native Herero — a people that Conrad’s government has subjugated for decades. As the German colony and its horrific eugenics project crumbles, war between Sybille

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Never Let Go, Sultan Nasser

They say love is a precious gift that not everyone is lucky enough to find. It comes to those who are patient, brave, and willing to face hardships. Love makes life meaningful, giving us something to look forward to with each sunset and sunrise. But what happens when fate threatens to take it away? Would the heart that found love let it slip or fight for it until the end? This book is a beautiful

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Technical Trading Mastery, Chris Vermeulen

Unlock the secrets of technical analysis and elevate your trading game in today’s dynamic financial world. This book is essential for anyone committed to tracking and analyzing market behavior precisely and confidently. Discover the keys that will help you reach your goal of becoming a highly flexible and profitable trader. “Technical Trading Mastery – 7 Steps to Win with Logic, Second Edition” is a comprehensive guide for anyone seeking to excel in volatile and stable

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Breksta’s Academy, Natasha Quay

What would you do if it was your responsibility to save humanity? Breksta Vilkas has lived an idyllic, peaceful childhood in a remote town surrounded by nature, elderly neighbors, and a caring mother. But when an impromptu mother-daughter picnic is disrupted by news of the arrival of soldiers, her mother’s calm demeanor turns to fear as she hastens their departure from the only home Breksta has ever known. Suddenly ripped from her mother, Breksta is

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Mamacadabra, Carrie Monroe O’Keefe

Starting her third year of marriage, Carrie Monroe O’Keefe had already been on the roller coaster of extreme highs and lows of a newly blended family. Thinking she could do a better job of navigating marriage, stepmotherhood, working full time, and all of the things, she embarked on a year of “what if.” Settling into her role as wife and mom, she tried to find ways to do things better, see things differently, and reframe

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Code of Conduct, Scott Freidheim

Start developing your own code of conduct for the modern world! Discover the transformative power of Code of Conduct by Scott Freidheim. This captivating and insightful recollection of life events, whether it’s sprinting out of the World Financial Center on 9/11, navigating business in the Gulf during Arab Spring, engaging with Michael Jackson and George Foreman, avoiding an attempt on his life by a school shooter, or dining with royals at Buckingham Palace, the journey

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The Strong Girl, Molly Hurford

In the 1860s, opportunities for a young farm girl on the outskirts of Montreal are slim and 12-year-old Lizzy has two choices: Take an apprenticeship and save her family farm, or run away to save herself from the life that’s been decided for her. When the circus comes to town, the choice is easy-but she quickly realizes that no decision is black and white. She quickly adapts to life in the circus-and all of the

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Lessons Learned: From the Short Stories of My Life, Laurie Koss

Everyone has a story. Laurie Koss has five hundred and fifteen. In her page-turning debut book, the award-winning Canadian artist has crafted a memoir like no other. Each page of Lessons Learned is a single story concluding with a thought-provoking quote. Perfect for today’s busy lifestyle, Lessons Learned is unique because the reader can choose to enjoy the stories chronologically like a novel, flip to a random page to uncover which lesson they chance upon,

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Author Spotlight

Jamie D. Stacey, Author Spotlight

Men don’t talk, especially about grief. But they should—before it’s too late. When Corey explains that he is on an Arriva Wales train with ‘no destination in mind other than the furthest place possible’, you know resistance is futile. You’re going to have to take a seat on that ride. Grief throws Corey into a disordered world where nothing makes sense. His reality is fractured by dark stabs of mental pain that convert his life

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Steven J. Byers, Author Spotlight

Nobody said the end of the world would be easy. In the days before the Great Flood, Noah’s prophecy of impending doom incites opposition wherever he goes. Although Jayfeth is an unlikely hero, being the son of the doomsday prophet thrusts him into extraordinary adventures and danger. Shunned by their tribe for building the ark, the family is soon ensnared in the palace intrigues of the giant Nephilim. All the while, a growing menace from

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Jeffrey Jay Levin, Author Spotlight

After watching a documentary about a 50-year-old unsolved crime, an otherwise ordinary guy finds himself both blessed and burdened by the ability to travel through time and space, but not in the physical sense, and only as it may relate to that unsolved crime. Braving the debilitating physical effects of his space time continuum journeys, he faces 1970s Mob bosses and their cronies, and murder and deceit, from both sides of the law. Determined to

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Kelly Artieri, Author Spotlight

Murder happens. Not all murders are gory heinous crimes. Killing someone isn’t always done by a seasoned criminal. Some are just passionate reactions to a situation, but it is murder just the same. Perfectly sane, responsible people can find themselves in the wrong places at the wrong times. By the Water is a pithy collage of tasty morsels. Though the stories are short, each tale still packs a punch. Everyone has a breaking point, what

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