• All the Demons Are Here

    All the Demons Are Here

    Tapper, Jake

    "It's 1977. Ike and Lucy, the kids of Senator Charlie and Margaret Marder, are grown up--and in trouble. US Marine Ike has gone AWOL after a military operation gone horribly wrong. Now he's off the grid, working on the pit crew of the moody stunt master Evel Knievel and hanging in the roughest dive bar in Montana. His sister Lucy has become the star reporter of a brand-new Washington, DC tabloid breaking stories about a serial killer and falling in with the wealthy, shady British family that owns the newspaper. As they deal with the weirdness and menace of the...

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  • Let Us Descend

    Let Us Descend

    Ward, Jesmyn

    "Let Us Descend is a reimagining of American slavery, a journey from the rice fields of the Carolinas to the slave markets of New Orleans and into the fearsome heart of a Louisiana sugar plantation. Annis, sold south by the white enslaver who fathered her, is the reader's guide through this hellscape. As she struggles through the miles-long march, Annis turns inward, seeking comfort from memories of her mother and stories of her African warrior grandmother. Throughout, she opens herself to a world beyond this world, one teeming with spirits: of earth and water, of myth and history; spirits who...

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  • One Last Kill

    One Last Kill

    Dugoni, Robert

    "Tracy Crosswhite is reopening the investigation into Seattle's Route 99 serial killer. After thirteen victims, he stopped hunting and the trail went cold, stirring public outrage. Now, nearly three decades after his first kill, Tracy is expected to finally bring closure to the victims' families and redeem the Seattle PD's reputation. Even if it means working with her nemesis, Captain Johnny Nolasco. Lead detective of the original task force, Nolasco dares Tracy to do what he failed to: close the case. Forming an uneasy alliance, Tracy and Nolasco revisit old leads and pursue new evidence only to unearth high-level corruption...

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  • West With Giraffes

    West With Giraffes

    Rutledge, Lynda

    "'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes . . . ' Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling an unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It's 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California's first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Behind the...

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  • Bright Young Women

    Bright Young Women

    Knoll, Jessica

    "January 15, 1978, is a night of promise, excitement, and desire. A serial killer's murderous spree in the Pacific Northwest couldn't be further from the minds of the vibrant young women at the top sorority on Florida State University's campus in Tallahassee. That night, Pamela Schumacher, president of the sorority, makes the unpopular decision to stay home. Startled awake at 3 a.m. by a strange sound, she makes the fateful decision to investigate. What she finds outside her bedroom door is a scene of implausible violence -- two of her sisters dead; two others, maimed. On the other side of...

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  • Bald Eagles, Bear Cubs and Hermit Bill

    Bald Eagles, Bear Cubs and Hermit Bill

    Joseph, Ron

    "Ron shares his stories of growing up in rural Maine, working as a wildlife biologist, and meeting Mainers like retired dairy farmers Ruth and Martin French of Dover-Foxcroft, who repurposed their barn's empty cow stalls into a wildlife rehabilitation center. The couple specialized in rescuing orphaned bear cubs, providing solitary cubs with teddy bears as temporary surrogate litter mates while biologists scrambled to find sow bears willing to adopt the orphans. Ron's tales range from educational to absurd, from heartwarming to humorous -- such as one about the time he had to count piles of deer dung on designated mile-long...

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  • All's Fair in Love and Christmas

    All's Fair in Love and Christmas

    Monzon, Sarah

    "Every December two things are guaranteed for graphic designer Mackenzie Graham--Christmas celebrations and the annual promotion at her workplace. Those two things are by no means mutually exclusive. In fact, the better an employee is at harnessing the Christmas spirit, the more likely they'll win the new job. With her social anxiety, Mackenzie never thought she'd be a contender in her company's holiday competition, so how exactly has she found herself dueling her workplace crush with wrapping paper tubes and using tinsel as her weapon of choice for a much-needed raise? Jeremy Fletcher's life is meticulously planned out, including how...

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  • Lost and Found

    Lost and Found

    Fisher, Suzanne Woods

    "Trudy Yoder shares a passion for birding with Micah Weaver--and she has an even greater passion for Micah. Their friendship is finally turning romantic when Micah abruptly grows cold. Worse still, he wants to leave Stoney Ridge. Micah Weaver thought he was over Trudy's older sister. A year and a half ago, Shelley had broken his heart when she ran away from Stoney Ridge to pursue a singing career in Nashville. Then, out of the blue, she's started to leave distressing phone messages for him. When the bishop asks for volunteers to scout out a possible church relocation in Tennessee,...

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  • Watching Over You

    Watching Over You

    Foster, Lori

    "While investigating a criminal network, Detective Crosby Albertson keeps crossing paths with members of the highly trained, suspiciously well-informed McKenzie family. They're always one step ahead of him -- especially their alarmingly attractive intel specialist, Madison. And Crosby needs to find out why. Madison McKenzie is the tech and surveillance whiz of her family's operation. When a recent case introduced her to Detective Albertson, she found herself irresistibly drawn to the sexy and mysterious cop. There's just one problem. He's a detective and her family's work is secret. When Crosby starts digging for information about the McKenzies, Madison's got to...

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  • The Last Outlaws

    The Last Outlaws

    Clavin, Tom

    "On October 5, 1892, the Dalton Gang attempted the most brazen heist of that era: robbing two banks in broad daylight in Coffeyville, Kansas, simultaneously. As the gang crossed the plaza to enter the two banks, the Daltons were recognized by townspeople. Citizens armed themselves with weapons from nearby hardware stores and were ready for the gang when they tried to leave the banks. The ensuing gun battle was a firefight of epic proportions. For the first time ever, the full story of the Dalton Gang's life of crime, culminating in this violent heist, are chronicled in detail"-- Back cover.

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