• Dirtbag, Massachusetts

    Dirtbag, Massachusetts

    Fitzgerald, Isaac

    "Isaac Fitzgerald has lived many lives. He's been an altar boy, a bartender, a fat kid, a smuggler, a biker, a prince of New England. But before all that, he was a bomb that exploded his parents' lives--or so he was told. In Dirtbag, Massachusetts, Fitzgerald, with warmth and humor, recounts his ongoing search for forgiveness, a more far-reaching vision of masculinity, and a more expansive definition of family and self. Fitzgerald's memoir-in-essays begins with a childhood that moves at breakneck speed from safety to violence, recounting an extraordinary pilgrimage through trauma to self-understanding and, ultimately, acceptance. From growing up...

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  • Madly, Deeply

    Madly, Deeply

    Rickman, Alan

    "Harry Potter and Sense and Sensibility actor Alan Rickman builds upon his legacy as a world-class actor, a tireless political activist, an avid traveler, and more through his diaries--a twenty-five-year passion project in which Rickman invites readers backstage and into his life. Alan Rickman remains the one of the most beloved actors of all time across almost every genre in the American and British markets, from his breakout role as Die Hard's Hans Gruber to his heart-wrenching run as Professor Severus Snape, and beyond. His air of dignity, his sonorous voice, and the knowing wit he brought to each role...

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  • The Serpent in Heaven

    The Serpent in Heaven

    Harris, Charlaine

    "Felicia, Lizbeth Rose's half-sister and a student at the Grigori Rasputin school in San Diego -- capital of the Holy Russian Empire -- is caught between her own secrets and powerful family struggles. As a granddaughter of Rasputin, she provides an essential service to the hemophiliac Tsar Alexei, providing him the blood transfusions that keep him alive. Felicia is treated like a nonentity at the bedside of the tsar, and at the school she's seen as a charity case with no magical ability. But when Felicia is snatched outside the school, the facts of her heritage begin to surface. Felicia...

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  • Happily Ever Amish

    Happily Ever Amish

    Gray, Shelley Shepard

    "Addie Holmes is Apple Creek's resident wallflower. She is kind and giving and has a lot to be grateful for. But she is full of self-doubt because her parents did not want her and gave her to her grandmother to raise. Now her life seems to be just hard work and loneliness. Wary of romance, Addie assumes no man will look beyond her glasses and her tendency to talk to her rescue donkey, Snickers -- until the day she receives a note from a secret admirer. A prank, most likely. But then, a second note arrives . . . It's...

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  • The Premonition at Withers Farm

    The Premonition at Withers Farm

    Wright, Jaime Jo

    "In 1910, rural healer Perliett VanHilton is targeted by a superstitious killer and must rely on the local doctor and an intriguing newcomer for help. Over a century later, Molly Wasziak is pulled into a web of deception surrounding an old farmhouse. Will these women's voices be heard, or will time silence their truths forever?"--

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  • The Truth About Ben and June

    The Truth About Ben and June

    Kiester, Alex

    "From the moment Ben and June met in a hospital waiting room on New Year's Eve, their love has seemed fated. Looking back at all the tiny, unlikely decisions that brought them together, it was easy to believe their relationship was special. But now, after several years of marriage, June is struggling as a new mom. At times, she wonders about the life she didn't choose -- what might have been if she hadn't given up the lead role in a famous ballet to start a family. Feeling like a bad mom and more alone than ever, she writes to...

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  • Rebel

    Rebel

    Jenkins, Beverly

    "Valinda Lacy's mission in the steamy heart of New Orleans is to help the newly emancipated community survive and flourish. But soon she discovers that here, freedom can also mean danger. When thugs destroy the school she has set up and then target her, Valinda runs for her life -- and straight into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeq. As an architect from an old New Orleans family, Drake has a deeply personal interest in rebuilding the city. Raised by strong women, he recognizes Valinda's determination. And he can't stop admiring -- or wanting -- her. But when Valinda's father...

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  • Her Heart's Desire

    Her Heart's Desire

    Gray, Shelley Shepard

    "A wallflower in her Amish community, Mary Margaret hopes a trip will offer her a chance to come out of her shell. When a chance meeting brings new friends and a gentle young man into her life, she imagines a whole new life in Florida. But will it all disappear once vacation ends?"--

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  • Quarter to Midnight

    Quarter to Midnight

    Rose, Karen

    "After completing her tours with the Marines in Iraq, Molly Sutton knew she could take down any bad guy she met. But when a family tragedy exposes the dark side of her local police, she joined up with her former CO Burke Broussard, who left New Orleans PD to set up a private investigative service for people who couldn't find justice elsewhere. Gabe Hebert saw the toll that working for the NOPD took on his dad and decided instead to make a name for himself as one of the best young chefs in the French Quarter. But when his father's...

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  • Vigilance

    Vigilance

    Diemer, Andrew K.

    "Born free in 1821 to two parents who had been enslaved, William Still was drawn to antislavery work from a young age. Hired as a clerk at the Anti-Slavery office in Philadelphia after teaching himself to read and write, he began directly assisting enslaved people who were crossing over from the South into freedom. Andrew Diemer captures the full range and accomplishments of Still's life, from his resistance to Fugitive Slave Laws and his relationship with John Brown before the war, to his long career fighting for citizenship rights and desegregation until the early twentieth century. Despite Still's disappearance from...

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