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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lori Copeland
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Repack edition (2007, Oct 30th).
The continuing story of mail-order brides in the successful Brides of the West series. Spunky, young Ruth Priggish is on the run from an 80-year-old suitor. Her only hope of eluding him is to seek help from an unwilling protector, U.S. Marshall Dylan McCall. Copeland's readers will delight in this rollicking story of romance and danger. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Yoshihiro Togashi
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 1 edition (2006, May 1st).
Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other men. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves...Hunters. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ellen Marie Wiseman
Publisher: Kensington House Pub Ltd (2012, Dec 24th).
"The meticulous hand-crafted detail and emotional intensity of THE PLUM TREE immersed me in Germany during its darkest hours and the ordeals its citizens had to face. A must-read for WW2 fiction aficionados--and any reader who loves a transporting story."--Jenna Blum, NYT bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and one of Oprah's Top 30 Women Writers A deeply moving and masterfully written story of human resilience and enduring love, The Plum Tree follows a young German woman through the chaos of World War II and its aftermath."Bloom where you're planted," is the advice Christine Bolz receives from her beloved Oma. But seventeen-year-old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Naoko Takeuchi
Publisher: Kodansha Comics (2012, Sep 11th).
Old friends and new enemies lurk in the mysteries surrounding Mugen Academe. The Death Busters crave the Hoste, the human energies, of Sailor Moon and her friends – and they’ll prey on the girls’ dreams and weaknesses to get it! Furthermore, prophetic dreams hint of “talismans” that could awaken a “Deity of Destruction.” Could these things be connected to the guardians’ power? And are the Sailor Senshi capable of murdering the innocent to save the entire world?This new edition of Sailor Moon features: - An entirely new, incredibly accurate translation! - Japanese-style, right-to-left reading! - New cover art never before seen in the U.S.! - The original Japanese character names! - Detailed translation notes! . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2013, Apr 2nd).
NEW YORK CITY, the near future: Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician, is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm, FutureWorld. The business operates out of a cavernous office in the Empire State Building; Mitchell is employee number two. He is asked to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most intricate detail, and his schemes are sold to corporations to indemnify them against any future disasters. This is the cutting edge of corporate irresponsibility, and business is booming.As Mitchell immerses himself in the mathematics of catastrophe—ecological collapse, global war, natural disasters—he becomes obsessed by a culture’s fears. Yet he also loses touch with his last connection to reality: Elsa Bruner, a friend with her own apocalyptic secret, who has started a commune in Maine. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Charlotte Link
Publisher: Pegasus (2013, Apr 1st).
A suspenseful, atmospheric new psychological crime novel from Germany’s most successful living female authorAn old farm, a deserted landscape, a dark secret from times past with fatal consequences for the present.In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. The investigation continues as they struggle to establish a connection between the two victims. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears, and Valerie is led toward a dark secret inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Clea Simon
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (2013, Apr 2nd).
Parrots will repeat anything – they don’t talk sense. Or do they? When Pru Marlowe is called in to retrain a foul-mouthed African gray after its owner’s death, the bad-girl animal psychic can’t help hearing the bird’s words as a replay of a murder scene. But the doctor on call scoffs at the idea, and the heirs just want their late mother’s pet to quit cursing. With the only other possible witnesses being an evasive aide, the blind neighbor, and a single-minded service dog, Pru is stuck with what may be a feather-brained theory. Even her crotchety tabby Wallis doesn’t buy it, although she’s more than willing to “interrogate” the big bird, as Pru deals with drugs, jealousy, and a potential rabies outbreak in Parrots Prove Deadly, the third Pru Marlowe pet noir. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (2013, May 7th).
Award -winning author Benjamin Percy presents an explosive and deeply layered literary thriller set in the American West.They live among us. They are our neighbors, our mothers, our lovers.They change.When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is.Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours later stepped off it, the only passenger left alive, a hero. Chase Williams has sworn to protect the people of the United States from the menace in their midst, but he is becoming the very thing he has promised to destroy. So far, the threat has been controlled by laws and violence and drugs. But the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Patricia MacDonald
Publisher: Severn House Publishers (2013, Apr 1st).
Could finding her long lost sister be the biggest mistake Alex Woods has ever made?Having recently lost both her parents in a tragic car accident, Alex Woods is shocked to discover through the family lawyer that her beloved mother was keeping a secret – a baby she gave up for adoption when she had just left high school. But when Alex decides to search for her long lost sister – and finds her – she is in for a terrible surprise . . . moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Sarah Stonich
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (2013, Mar 25th).
On a lake in northernmost Minnesota, you might find Naledi Lodge—only two cabins still standing, its pathways now trodden mostly by memories. And there you might meet Meg, or the ghost of the girl she was, growing up under her grandfather’s care in a world apart and a lifetime ago. Now an artist, Meg paints images “reflected across the mirrors of memory and water,” much as the linked stories of Vacationland cast shimmering spells across distance and time.Those whose paths have crossed at Naledi inhabit Vacationland: a man from nearby Hatchet Inlet who knew Meg back when, a Sarajevo refugee sponsored by two parishes who can’t afford “their own refugee,” aged sisters traveling to fulfill a fateful pact once made at the resort, a philandering ad man, a lonely Ojibwe stonemason, and a haiku-spouting girl rescued from a bog. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability