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    • Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker [electronic resource] : a novel
      Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker [electronic resource] : a novel
      Jennifer Chiaverini.
      Presents a fictionalized account of the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave.
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    • Diary of a mistress [sound recording]
      Diary of a mistress [sound recording]
      Miasha.
      Monica counts her blessings: she has a husband who is not only devoted to her but committed to being a strong, caring father to their twin sons. When Carlos surprises her with an unforgettably romantic getaway for their tenth anniversary, Monica knows her husband is still very much in love with her--and she with him. But an unexpected package threatens to change everything Monica's ever believed about her husband and turn her fairytale life into a nightmare.
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    • Hold me in contempt : a romance
      Hold me in contempt : a romance
      Wendy Williams.
      A spellbinding and erotically charged interracial love story that captures the drama and excitement of big city life, in which a serious, hard-working lawyer falls madly, passionately in love with a sexy, dangerous man.
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    • Blood, sweat & payback
      Blood, sweat & payback
      by Wahida Clark.
      Someone wants every member of the consortium dead, and they'll stop at nothing to make that happen. Meanwhile, Shan has transferred back into Redbone and has taken it to a whole new level. Nick suspects Shan is still in love with Briggen, even though she is with him. Janay has a new lease on life, but her ties to Crystal are always a challenge. Everyone is gunning for Dark, and with The List in the hands of Cisco's wife, Joy, Dark's chances of taking over Detroit are threatened more than ever before. Everyone is fueled by fire and seeking the ultimate revenge.
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    • Strange highways
      Strange highways
      Dean Koontz.
      Joey Shannon, an alcoholic whose life has been going nowhere for twenty years, returns to his hometown for the funeral of his father. As he leaves town, he gets a mysterious second chance to relive the night in 1975 when his life began its downward spiral. On this road he is supremely tested by conflict with his successful and charismatic older brother P.J., by conflict between his cynicism and his lost faith, and by conflict between the ultimate good and evil.
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    • The fault in our stars [sound recording]
      The fault in our stars [sound recording]
      John Green.
      Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with Augustus Waters at a cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
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    • The white house
      The white house
      by JaQuavis Coleman.
      Cass has reigned in the heroin trade for years. His gorgeous estate is called the White House because of his power and political connections. It is known to be off-limits to local hoodlums, but this changes the night he meets Draya. She orchestrates a robbery which goes smoothly, until the tables turn. Five people walk into the house, but only one walks out. On that night, chaos breaks out at the White House. Murder, double-crossing, and sexual escapades intermingle before the shocking end.
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    • Safe Harbor [sound recording]
      Safe Harbor [sound recording]
      Sherryl Woods.
      Tina Harrington's eccentric household displeased the denizens of moneyed, clannish Palm Beach, especially handsome, high-powered Drew Landry. Yet, against his will, Drew was drawn to Tina's collection of human strays, and most of all, he was drawn to Tina herself. Drew's meddling threatened the security of Tina's 'family' unit. Worse, his seductive forays made mincemeat of her carefully guarded emotions. Soon she wondered where on earth she could find a safe harbor from his piratical intentions.
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    • Beautiful, dirty, rich [sound recording] : a novel
      Beautiful, dirty, rich [sound recording] : a novel
      J. D. Mason.
      Twenty-five years ago, Desi Green shot and killed oil baron Julian Gatewood, who also happened to be her father. When she gets out of jail and promptly inherits millions, everyone knows there is more to the story, and Desi is willing to reveal all.
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    • Rooms [sound recording]
      Rooms [sound recording]
      Lauren Oliver.
      Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family, bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna, have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra, long dead former residents bound to the house, linger within its claustrophobic walls.
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    • If I can't have you [sound recording]
      If I can't have you [sound recording]
      by Mary B. Morrison.
      Madison Tyler thought a man like Granville Washington could fulfill her sexual desires and her need for occasional male companionship. And as the owner of a multimillion-dollar multimedia firm, that's as much as Madison wants or needs right now. Granville is desperate to hold on to Madison. The harder she tries to end contact with him, the harder he fights to stay connected to her. She's captured his heart, and he'll do whatever is necessary not to let her break it. He knows she doesn't love him the way he loves her--she's repeatedly said so--but if she takes time to get to know the man behind the muscles, he's convinced she'll agree that they're perfect for one another. And he'll do whatever it takes to make her see that.
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    • The Christmas wedding ring
      The Christmas wedding ring
      Susan Mallery.
      In her youth, Molly couldn't help crushing on Dylan, even though he was with her older sister. When they broke up, he said goodbye to Molly as well. Years later, dumped by her fiance, she waltzes back into his life, grown-up and gorgeous, and stuns him. A guarded Dylan always had a weakness for Molly, so why not whisk her away for some fun? Laughter and kisses are changing Molly's life for good, but when he discovers the secret she's been keeping, she may lose him again. This time forever.
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    • Addicted [sound recording]
      Addicted [sound recording]
      by Zane.
      Zoe Reynard's perfect life--marriage to her childhood sweetheart, a thriving business, and three wonderful children--begins to unravel as she begins to lose control, fails to get her husband to open up to her sexually, and embarks on three extramarital affairs.
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    • The arrangement [sound recording]
      The arrangement [sound recording]
      Mary Balogh.
      Desperate to escape his mothers matchmaking Vincent Hunt Viscount Darleigh flees to a remote country village. But even there another marital trap is sprung. So when Miss Sophia Frys intervention on his behalf finds her unceremoniously booted from her guardians home Vincent is compelled to act. He may have been blinded in battle but he can see a solution to both their problems: marriage. At first quiet unassuming Sophia rejects Vincents proposal. But when such a gloriously handsome man persuades her that he needs a wife of his own choosing as much as she needs protection from destitution she agrees. Her alternative is too dreadful to contemplate. But how can an all consuming fire burn from such a cold arrangement? As friendship and camaraderie lead to sweet seduction and erotic pleasure dare they believe a bargain born of desperation might lead them both to a love destined to be?
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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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    • Seven wonders : a novel
      Seven wonders : a novel
      Ben Mezrich.
      When the reclusive mathematician Jeremy Grady goes missing, it's up to his estranged brother Jack to find out why. His search leads him on a far-flung journey as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, and discovers that Jeremy may have hit upon something that's been concealed for centuries. With the help of scientist Sloane Costa, they discover a conspiracy to hide a road map to the Garden of Eden, and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture.
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    • The children act
      The children act
      by Ian McEwan.
      London High Court Judge Fiona Maye presides over a sensitive case involving a family of Jehovah's Witnesses who won't allow their seventeen-year-old son to get a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Meanwhile, Fiona's husband, Jack, has just left home, and she begins to feel the pressures of both resolving the case and saving her crumbling marriage.
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    • A vision of fire [sound recording] : a novel
      A vision of fire [sound recording] : a novel
      Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin.
      Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a single mom trying to juggle life. When the daughter of India's ambassador starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions, her parents are sure it is because of the assassination attempt on her father; but when it starts happening around the world, Caitlin begins to think that there's a stranger force at work. She races across the globe to uncover the supernatural links between these cases in order to save her patient - and perhaps the world.
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    • The remedy for love [sound recording]
      The remedy for love [sound recording]
      Bill Roorbach.
      They're calling it the Storm of the Century, so Eric stops at the market for provisions. But when the unkempt young woman in line is short on cash, charity takes hold of him: twenty bucks and a ride home. She's squatting in a cabin in the woods with no electricity or heat, and just the nearby river to sustain her. She clearly doesn't realize the trouble she's in. But neither does Eric. As the snow keeps mounting and drifting, they're forced to ride out the storm together, for better or worse.
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    • Fifty shades of Grey [sound recording]
      Fifty shades of Grey [sound recording]
      E.L. James.
      When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind--until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.
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    • The golem and the jinni : a novel
      The golem and the jinni : a novel
      by Helene Wecker.
      Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Now they struggle to make their way in a strange new world.
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    • Mr. Mercedes [sound recording] : a novel
      Mr. Mercedes [sound recording] : a novel
      Stephen King.
      "In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy. Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Shift [sound recording]
      Shift [sound recording]
      Hugh Howey.
      In a future less than fifty years away, the world is still as we know it. Time continues to tick by. The truth is that it is ticking away. A powerful few know what lies ahead. They are preparing for it. They are trying to protect us. They are setting us on a path from which we can never return.
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    • Nora Webster [sound recording] : a novel
      Nora Webster [sound recording] : a novel
      Colm Toibin.
      Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness.
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    • A sudden light [sound recording] : a novel
      A sudden light [sound recording] : a novel
      Garth Stein.
      " In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor's bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel--who is flickering in and out of dementia--to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into "tract housing for millionaires, " divide up the profits, and live happily ever after. But Trevor soon discovers there's someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber company. The ghost will not rest until Elijah's wish is fulfilled, and Trevor's willingness to face the past holds the key to his family's future" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Dust
      Dust
      Hugh Howey.
      Armed with secret knowledge, Juliette, now mayor of Silo 18, and her crew set out to rescue a world she hates but now understands better -- the world of the Silos with its rigid rules and terrible consequences for disobedience.
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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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    • Short stories
      Short stories

      A veritable schooling in the origins of modern-day horror and fantasy. This collection comprises the best of classic horror writing, with the atmospheric genius of Edgar Allan Poe, the invention and eeriness of Bram Stoker, and the suspense of Wilkie Collins.
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    • The raven [sound recording] : and selected short stories
      The raven [sound recording] : and selected short stories
      by Edgar Allan Poe.
      The title work in this collection of twelve short stories and poems is widely regarded as the most famous of Edgar Allan Poe's writings. This unsettling tale in verse tells of a man's slow descent into madness as he mourns the loss of his lover. The mysterious visit of a talking raven that utters only one word sparks the man's steady decline. Poe, the inventor of the modern detective story, was an expert at weaving suspense and horror into tales that thrill and chill.
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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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    • If there be thorns
      If there be thorns
      V. C. Andrews.
      Chris and Cathy made such a loving home for fourteen-year-old Jory. And for Bart, who had such a dazzling imagination for a nine year old. Then the lights came on in the house next door. Soon the Old Lady in Black was there, watching them, guarded by her strange old butler. Soon she had Bart over for cookies and ice cream and asked him to call her 'Grandmother'. And soon Bart's transformation began.
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    • Everything I never told you
      Everything I never told you
      by Celeste Ng.
      Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue--in Marilyn's case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James's case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart. James, consumed by guilt, sets out on a reckless path that may destroy his marriage. Marilyn, devastated and vengeful, is determined to find a responsible party, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is certain that the neighborhood bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest of the family-Hannah-who observes far more than anyone realizes and who may be the only one who knows the truth about what happened. A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.
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    • Clam wake
      Clam wake
      Mary Daheim.
      With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A house-sitting stint at her aunt and uncle's retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. But it isn't long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity. Not surprising in an area full of older folks--until they learn it wasn't a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife. Judith reluctantly begins sleuthing.
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    • Season of the dragonflies : a novel
      Season of the dragonflies : a novel
      Sarah Creech.
      For generations, the Lenore women have manufactured a perfume of unique and mysterious ingredients that secretly sells for millions of dollars. The signature perfume is the key to their success. But trouble is brewing. Most ominously, the unique flowers used in their perfume are dying. Whoever saves the company will inherit it. Lucia has begun showing signs of her own special abilities. And her return to the mountains, heralded by a swarm of blue dragonflies, may be the answer they all need.
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    • The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery
      The blood of an Englishman : an Agatha Raisin mystery
      by M.C. Beaton.
      Investigating the murder of a local baker during an amateur theatrical, curmudgeon Agatha Raisin and her team of private detectives uncover a web of feuds and temperamental behaviors that place the team in mortal danger.
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    • Under the knife
      Under the knife
      Tess Gerritsen.
      For David Ransom, it begins as an open-and-shut case. Malpractice. As attorney for a grieving family, he's determined to hang a negligent doctor. Then Dr. Kate Chesne storms into his office, daring him to seek out the truth--that she's being framed. First, it was Kate's career that was in jeopardy. Then, when another body is discovered, David begins to believe her. Suddenly, it's much more. Somewhere in the Honolulu hospital, a killer walks freely among patients and staff.
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    • The Marco Effect : a Department Q novel
      The Marco Effect : a Department Q novel
      Jussi Adler-Olsen.
      "All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist. Revered as a god and feared as a devil, Zola forces the children of the clan to beg and steal for his personal gain. When Marco discovers a dead body--proving the true extent of Zola's criminal activities--he goes on the run. But his family members aren't the only ones who'll go to any lengths to keep Marco silent . . . forever. Meanwhile, the last thing Detective Carl Mrck needs is for his assistants, Assad and Rose, to pick up a missing persons case on a whim: Carl's nemesis is his new boss, and he's saddled Department Q with an unwelcome addition. But when they learn that a mysterious teen named Marco may have as much insight into the case as he has fear of the police, Carl is determined to solve the mystery and save the boy. Carl's actions propel the trio into a case that extends from Denmark to Africa, from embezzlers to child soldiers, from seemingly petty crime rings to the very darkest of cover-ups" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • A walk among the tombstones
      A walk among the tombstones
      Lawrence Block.
      High-volume dope dealers make an easy mark for kidnappers. After all, what are they going to do, call the cops? But Kenan Khoury, heroin wholesaler to the five boroughs, haggled over the price, and his wife came back in pieces. The only person he can trust to avenge her is Matt Scudder, ex-cop, sober alcoholic, who wields his own brand of guerrilla justice.
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