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  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    Be Careful What You Wish For

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jeffrey Archer
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press (2014, Mar 11th).
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    Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.Back in London, Harry and Emma’s adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. more

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  • Raising Steam

    Raising Steam

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Terry Pratchett
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    Publisher:   Doubleday (2014, Mar 25th).
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    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSteam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and it’s soon drawing astonished crowds.      To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork’s formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. This needs to be rectified, and who better than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint, and the Royal Bank: Moist von Lipwig. Moist is not a man who enjoys hard work—unless it is dependent on words, which are not very heavy and don’t always need greasing. more

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  • Four Friends

    Four Friends

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Robyn Carr
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    Publisher:   Harlequin MIRA (2014, Mar 25th).
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    From #1 New York Times bestselling author  Robyn Carr comes the story of four friends determined to find their stride. Ultimately, they'll discover what it means to be a wife, mother, lover, friend…and most important: your true self. Gerri can't decide what's more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels as she tries to repair them. Always the anchor for friends and her three angst-ridden teenagers, it's time to look carefully at herself. The journey is more than revealing—it's transforming. Andy doesn't have a great track record with men, and she's come to believe that a lasting love is out of reach. When she finds herself attracted to her down-to-earth contractor—a man without any of the qualities that usually appeal to her—she questions everything she thought she wanted in life. more

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  • Stone Cold

    Stone Cold

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   C. J. Box
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    Publisher:   Putnam Adult; 14 edition (2014, Mar 11th).
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    The electrifying new Joe Pickett novel from the New York Times–bestselling author.   Everything about the man is a mystery: the massive ranch in the remote Black Hills of Wyoming that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances. And especially the persistent rumors that the man’s wealth comes from killing people. Joe Pickett, still officially a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out what the truth is, but he discovers a lot more than he’d bargained for. There are two other men living up at that ranch. One is a stone-cold killer who takes an instant dislike to Joe. The other is new—but Joe knows him all too well. more

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  • Night Broken

    Night Broken

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Patricia Briggs
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    Publisher:   Ace Hardcover (2014, Mar 4th).
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     #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series has been hailed as “one of the best” (Fiction Vixen). Now, Mercy must deal with an unwanted guest—one that brings a threat unlike anything she’s ever known.   An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.   Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. more

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  • The Cairo Affair

    The Cairo Affair

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Olen Steinhauer
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    Publisher:   Minotaur Books (2014, Mar 18th).
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    Sophie Kohl is living her worst nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level diplomat at the American embassy in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot in the head and killed.Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved, calling to ask why her husband has been assassinated.Omar Halawi has worked in Egyptian intelligence for years, and he knows how to play the game. Foreign agents pass him occasional information, he returns the favor, and everyone's happy. But the murder of a diplomat in Hungary has ripples all the way to Cairo, and Omar must follow the fall-out wherever it leads. more

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  • My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

    My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Scott Stossel
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    Publisher:   Knopf (2013, Dec 31st).
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    A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author’s struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition   As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical, and experiential perspectives. He ranges from the earliest medical reports of Galen and Hippocrates, through later observations by Robert Burton and Søren Kierkegaard, to the investigations by great nineteenth-century scientists, such as Charles Darwin, William James, and Sigmund Freud, as they began to explore its sources and causes, to the latest research by neuroscientists and geneticists. more

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  • Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

    Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Walter Kirn
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Liveright; 1 edition (2014, Mar 3rd).
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    From Barnes & NobleWalter Kirn is a talented novelist (both his Up in the Air and Thumbsucker were made into major motion pictures), but he could have never dreamed up a scenario as strange as the story of his encounters with the man who called himself Clark Rockefeller. What began in 1998 as an inquiry from a Montana humane society became a ten-year friendship that ended with revelations and trials about multiple fake identities, a kidnapping, perhaps multiple murders, and one homicide conviction. In Blood Will Out, he examines into how conmen make us complicit in our deception even as he delves into the personalities of this master impostor. The New York Times Book Review - Nina Burleigh In this smart, real-life psychological thriller, the fake Rockefeller is a zombie Gatsby and Kirn the post-apocalyptic Fitzgerald, chronicling upper-crust America in free fall. more

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  • The Undead Pool

    The Undead Pool

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kim Harrison
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    Publisher:   Harper Voyager (2014, Feb 25th).
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    Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows in this sexy and bewitching urban fantasy adventure in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series.Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering. Rachel must stop this dark necromancy before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and all-out supernatural war breaks out.Rachel knows of only weapon to ensure the peace: ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils. more

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  • Mentats of Dune

    Mentats of Dune

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kevin J. Anderson
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Tor Books; First Edition edition (2014, Mar 11th).
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    In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity’s future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family’s downfall. more

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