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    • Snowfall : a days of redemption Christmas novella
      Snowfall : a days of redemption Christmas novella
      Shelley Shepard Gray.
      Twenty-year old Ruth Stutzman is a wonderful caregiver--but she has no experience with kinner. Laid off from her job at a retirement home due to budget cuts, she's relieved to find work--even if it means temporarily watching widower Martin Rodes' brood of six! Martin has done the best he can since his wife's passing, but he and the children need help. Their house, once full of laughter and light, has been darkened by sadness. Soon after Ruth arrives, the children are drawn to her warmth and gentleness, and so is Martin, even though he feels it's wrong. But the harder he tries to ignore her, the deeper he begins to care for this attractive young woman who has brought joy back into his children's lives--and his own. Each passing day brings the Rodes closer to Ruth--and closer to Christmas, when she will have to say goodbye. Ruth, too, cannot deny the bond she feels with the children--and with Martin. When her old job becomes available again, Ruth finds herself torn. How can she stay with the Rodes? Yet how can she go?
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    • Burn [sound recording]
      Burn [sound recording]
      James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge.
      At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good. Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over a chaotic Outreach Squad in Harlem, where he receives an unusual call: a man claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a bizarre party in a condemned building. With no clear crime or evidence, Bennett dismisses the report. But when a charred body is found in that very same building, he is forced to take the demented caller seriously--and is drawn into an underground criminal world of terrifying depravity.
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    • As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of the Princess Bride [sound recording]
      As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of the Princess Bride [sound recording]
      Cary Elwes, with Joe Layden
      From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with co-stars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.
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    • By winter's light : a Cynster novel
      By winter's light : a Cynster novel
      by Stephanie Laurens.
      "It's December 1837, and the young adults of the Cynster clan have succeeded in having the family Christmas celebration held at snowbound Casphairn Manor, Richard and Catriona Cynster's home. Led by Sebastian, Marquess of Earith, and by Lucilla, future Lady of the Vale, and her twin brother, Marcus, the upcoming generation has its own plans for the holiday season. Yet where Cynsters gather, love is never far behind. The festive occasion brings together Daniel Crosbie, tutor to Lucifer Cynster's sons, and Claire Meadows, widow and governess to Gabriel Cynster's daughter. Daniel and Claire have met before, and the embers of an unexpected passion smolder between them, but Claire--once bitten, twice shy--believes a second marriage is not in her stars. Daniel, however, is determined to press his suit. He has seen the love the Cynsters share, and Claire is the lady with whom he dreams of sharing his life. Assisted by a bevy of Cynsters, innate matchmakers every one, Daniel strives to persuade Claire that trusting him with her hand and her heart is her right path to happiness. Meanwhile, out riding on Christmas Eve, the young adults of the Cynster clan respond to a plea for help. Summoned to a humble dwelling in ruggedly forested mountains, Lucilla is called on to help with the difficult birth of a child, while the others rise to the challenge of helping her. With a violent storm closing in and severely limited options, the next generation of Cynsters face their first collective test--can they save this mother and child--and themselves, too? Back at the manor, Claire is increasingly drawn to Daniel, and, despite her misgivings, against the backdrop of the ongoing festivities their relationship deepens. Yet she remains torn--until catastrophe strikes, and by winter's light she learns that love--true love--is worth any risk, any price" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Change of heart [sound recording]
      Change of heart [sound recording]
      Jude Deveraux.
      Eli and Chelsea lost touch with each other over the years, until Eli bought a house in his father's hometown of Edilean, Virginia, and invited Chelsea for a visit. She had her own life, and was certain that a childhood friendship couldn't be anything more, but she went nonetheless and found herself quite unprepared for the changes she saw in Eli. And neither of them were prepared to run into a mystery with a family that needs to be rescued.
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    • Horrorstor : a novel
      Horrorstor : a novel
      by Grady Hendrix.
      Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds--clearly someone, or something, is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift and encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way, author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new twenty-first-century economy. A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting, and full of current fears, Horrorstor delivers a high-concept premise in a unique style.
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    • War dogs [sound recording]
      War dogs [sound recording]
      Greg Bear.
      They came in peace, bearing gifts. The Gurus were a highly advanced species who brought useful and sophisticated technology to Earth. They warned of a far more malevolent life form who has hounded the Gurus across the cosmos. They're called the Antagonists, or Antags, and have already taken Mars. Enter Master Sergeant Michael Venn, who, with his band of brothers, goes on a mission to turn back the Antag tide. But they will face impossible odds just to survive; let alone make it home alive.
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    • Hard to hold on to
      Hard to hold on to
      Laura Kaye.
      Edward 'Easy' Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves; which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel, and not just because he saved her life. When the pair is thrust together and chaos reigns around them.
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    • The perfect witness [sound recording]
      The perfect witness [sound recording]
      Iris Johansen.
      She had the perfect life, the perfect cover. She was the perfect witness. Until they found her. She is a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program. What she once saw put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown. She's on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance.
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    • Wife extraordinaire [sound recording]
      Wife extraordinaire [sound recording]
      Kiki Swinson.
      Two couples decides to sign up for a show called Trading Wives which is a ghetto version of the reality show Wife Swap. Instead of reaping a whopping $50,000 at the end of the show, this show will only shell out $10,000 after spending seven days the in the other wife's household. But before these two couples are able to claim their prize money, one wife isn't going to want to return home so fist fights will erupt and there will be a lot of blood shed. In the end who will end up with who?
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    • The story hour : a novel
      The story hour : a novel
      Thrity Umrigar.
      An experienced psychologist, Maggie carefully maintains emotional distance from her patients. But when she meets a young Indian woman who tried to kill herself, her professional detachment disintegrates. Cut off from her family in India, Lakshmi is desperately lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage. Moved by her plight, Maggie treats Lakshmi in her home office for free, quickly realizing that the despondent woman doesn't need a shrink; she needs a friend.
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    • The slow regard of silent things : a Kingkiller Chronicle novella
      The slow regard of silent things : a Kingkiller Chronicle novella
      Patrick Rothfuss.
      Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.
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    • The abyss beyond dreams [sound recording]
      The abyss beyond dreams [sound recording]
      Peter F. Hamilton.
      The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel - self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species.
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    • Bittersweet
      Bittersweet
      Colleen McCullough.
      Colleen McCullough weaves a sweeping story of two sets of twins, all trained as nurses but each with her own ambitions, stepping into womanhood in 1920s and '30s Australia.
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    • Prince Lestat [sound recording]
      Prince Lestat [sound recording]
      Anne Rice.
      "The novel opens with the Vampire world in crisis...vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned... Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto and San Francisco. As the novel moves from present day New York and the West Coast to Ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles--from Louis de Pointe du Lac, the eternally young Armand whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the Secret Talamasca, and Marius, the true child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures--come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who--or what--The Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why... And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great "hope" of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat.."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Gray Mountain [sound recording]
      Gray Mountain [sound recording]
      John Grisham.
      Samantha Kofer was a third-year associate at Scully & Pershing, New York City's largest law firm. Two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, she lost her job, her security, and her future. A week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small-town Appalachia. There, for the first time in her career, she was confronted with real clients with real problems. She also stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever.
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    • Never say never [sound recording]
      Never say never [sound recording]
      by Victoria Christopher Murray.
      When Miriam's fireman husband, Chauncey, dies while rescuing students from a school fire, Miriam feels like her life is over. How is she going to raise her three children all by herself? How will she survive without the love of her life? Luckily, Miriam's sister-friend Emily and Emily's husband, Jamal, are there to comfort her. Jamal and Chauncey grew up together and were best friends; Jamal and Emily know they will do all they can to support Miriam through her grief. Jamal steps in and helps Miriam with the funeral arrangements and with her children, plus he gives her hope that she has a future. But all the time they spend together--grieving, sharing, and reminiscing--brings the two closer in ways they never planned...
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    • Archangel's shadows [sound recording]
      Archangel's shadows [sound recording]
      Nalini Singh.
      In the wake of a brutal war, the archangel Raphael and his hunter consort, Elena, are dealing with the treacherously shifting tides of archangelic politics and the people of a battered but not broken city. The last thing their city needs is more death, especially a death that bears the eerie signature of an insane enemy archangel who cannot, and should not, be walking the streets. This hunt must be undertaken with stealth and without alerting their people.
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    • Sweetness #9 : a novel
      Sweetness #9 : a novel
      by Stephan Eirik Clark.
      It's 1973, and David Leveraux has landed his dream job as a Flavorist-in-Training, working in the secretive industry where chemists create the flavors for everything from the cherry in your can of soda to the butter on your popcorn. While testing a new artificial sweetener--"Sweetness #9"--he notices unusual side-effects in the laboratory rats and monkeys: anxiety, obesity, mutism, and a generalized dissatisfaction with life. David tries to blow the whistle, but he swallows it instead. Years later, Sweetness #9 is America's most popular sweetener--and David's family is changing. His wife is gaining weight, his son has stopped using verbs, and his daughter suffers from a generalized dissatisfaction with life. Is Sweetness #9 to blame, along with David's failure to stop it? Or are these just symptoms of the American condition? David's search for an answer unfolds in this expansive novel that is at once a comic satire, a family story, and a profound exploration of our deepest cultural anxieties. Wickedly funny and wildly imaginative, Sweetness #9 questions whether what we eat truly makes us who we are.
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    • The peripheral [sound recording]
      The peripheral [sound recording]
      William Gibson.
      Where Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there's a job he's supposed to do-a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building.
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    • A brief history of seven killings [sound recording]
      A brief history of seven killings [sound recording]
      Marlon James.
      On December 3, 1976, gunmen stormed Bob Marley's house, machine guns blazing, nearly killing all inside. Marley left the country three days later, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts, this is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from Kingston in the '70s, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s.
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    • Edge of eternity [sound recording]
      Edge of eternity [sound recording]
      Ken Follett.
      The conclusion to Ken Follett's historical series that follows the fortunes of five intertwined families, American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh, through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most chaotic eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1990s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution, and rock and roll.
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    • The king's curse [sound recording]
      The king's curse [sound recording]
      Philippa Gregory.
      Margaret has to choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical king, or to her beloved queen; to the religion she loves or the theology which serves the new masters. Caught between the old world and the new, Margaret Pole has to find her own way as she carries the knowledge of an old curse on all the Tudors.
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    • The Golem of Hollywood
      The Golem of Hollywood
      Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman.
      Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague.
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    • Paris Match [sound recording]
      Paris Match [sound recording]
      Stuart Woods.
      When some business arrangements demand his personal attention, Stone Barrington jaunts off to Europe and immediately finds himself embroiled in trouble on both sides of the pond. In Paris, an old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he may have a valuable local resource on his side; a powerful man with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the States, the churning rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the entire nation.
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    • The midnight plan of the repo man
      The midnight plan of the repo man
      W. Bruce Cameron.
      Ruddy McCann, former college football star, is now Kalkaska, Michigan's full-time repo man and part-time bar bouncer. His best friend is his basset hound Jake, with whom he shares a simple life of stealing cars. Simple, that is, until Ruddy starts hearing the voice of dead realtor Alan Lottner in his head. When Alan demands Ruddy find his murderers, Ruddy attempts to ignore it. When Alan also demands he clean up his act, Ruddy tells him to back off, but where can a voice in your head go?
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    • Sidney Sheldon's Chasing tomorrow [sound recording]
      Sidney Sheldon's Chasing tomorrow [sound recording]
      Tilly Bagshawe and Sidney Sheldon.
      Tracy Whitney never wanted to settle down. Responsible for some of the world's most astounding heists with her brilliant, charming partner Jeff Stevens, she's enjoyed the danger and relished the intensity of life on the wild side. But she's had enough of conning the rich and corrupt out of their ill-gotten fortunes. The one thing that would make her life complete now is marriage and a child with Jeff. But first, Tracy must finish one last job.
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    • Malice [sound recording] : a mystery
      Malice [sound recording] : a mystery
      Keigo Higashino
      Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office-- a locked room-- within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems.
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    • Personal
      Personal
      Lee Child.
      Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the U.S. military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.
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    • The lost key [sound recording]
      The lost key [sound recording]
      Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison.
      "Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is barely out of his Quantico training when he and his partner, Mike Caine, are called to investigate a stabbing on Wall Street. Their investigation, however, yields more questions than answers. It quickly becomes clear that the victim, John Pearce, was more than the naval historian and antiquities dealer he appeared to be. What Drummond doesn't know is that buying and selling rare books was Pearce's cover, and that he had devoted his life to discovering the whereabouts of a missing World War I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unexpected surprise that only raises more questions. When Drummond and Caine find both of Pearce's adult children have disappeared, the case assumes a new sense of urgency. The FBI agents know their best lead lies in the victim's cryptic final words "The key is in the lock." But what key? What lock? The search for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on an international manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist with his own plans not only for the lost gold, but the creation of a weapon unlike anything the world has ever seen" -- from publisher's web site.
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