• Front Sight

    Front Sight

    Hunter, Stephen

    "In City of Meat, Charles Swagger is on the hunt for notorious bank robber Baby Face Nelson when he traces a tip to the Chicago stock yards. While there, he's brutally assaulted and discovers that the madman who attacked him is involved in a nearby narcotics ring with plans to spread its new drug to the residents of the disenfranchised 7th District of Chicago. Will Charles be able to stop the ring before it's too late? Earl Swagger investigates a violent bank robbery in Johnny Tuesday that left two dead and a fortune missing in small-town Maryland. At every turn,...

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  • The Bookbinder's Guide to Love

    The Bookbinder's Guide to Love

    Garbera, Katherine

    "As a lonely foster kid, Serafina Conte sought refuge in handmaking journals -- and writing her wishes within their pages. Now, in the quirky new age store she shares with her two best friends, Sera's intentions have paid off. Her journals are in the spotlight -- and rumored to manifest great things. Whether it's witchy skills, real magic, or not, Sera's finally ready to be the leading lady of her life story . . . Until her plot hits a twist. After the death of her mentor, Ford Sitwell, all the loneliness and insecurity of her past returns. The only...

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  • Fatal First Edition

    Fatal First Edition

    McKinlay, Jenn

    "Briar Creek Public Library director Lindsey Norris and her husband, Sully, are at a popular archivist conference in Chicago to hear book restoration specialist Brooklyn Wainwright give a keynote address. After the lecture, Lindsey looks under her seat and finds a tote bag containing a first edition of Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, inscribed to Alfred Hitchcock. Brooklyn determines the novel is one of a kind and quite valuable, so Lindsey and Sully return the book to the conference director, not wanting to stir up any trouble. But just hours after the pair boards the train back to Connecticut,...

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  • When the Jessamine Grows

    When the Jessamine Grows

    Everhart, Donna

    "Talk of impending war is a steady drumbeat throughout North Carolina, though Joetta McBride pays it little heed. She and her husband, Ennis, have built a modest but happy life for themselves, raising two sons, fifteen-year-old Henry, and eleven-year-old Robert, on their small subsistence farm. They do not support the Confederacy's position on slavery, but Joetta considers her family to be neutral, believing this is simply not their fight. Her opinion is not favored by many in their community, including Joetta's own father-in-law, Rudean. A staunch Confederate supporter, he fills his grandsons' heads with stories about the glory of battle...

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  • A Sign of Her Own

    A Sign of Her Own

    Marsh, Sarah (Novelist)

    "Ellen Lark is on the verge of marriage when she and her fiancé receive an unexpected visit from Alexander Graham Bell. Ellen is deaf and for a time she was Bell's student learning visible speech. During their lessons, Bell also confided in her about his dream of producing a device that would transmit the human voice along a wire: the telephone. Now, on the cusp of wealth and renown, Bell wants Ellen to speak up in support of his claim to the patent of the telephone, which is being challenged by rival inventors. But Ellen has a different story to...

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