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The summer book club

Mallery, Susan, author
2024

In the small town of Los Lobos, California, three women join a local indie bookstore's summer book club-devoted entirely to romance novels-and become life-long friends as they navigate the messiness of motherhood, second chances and becoming the person you've always wanted to be.

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All the broken places

All the broken places

Boyne, John, 1971- author
2022

"Ninety-one-year-old Gretel Fernsby has lived in the same well-to-do mansion block in London for decades. She lives a quiet, comfortable life, despite her deeply disturbing, dark past. She doesn't talk about her escape from Nazi Germany at age twelve. She doesn't talk about the grim post-war years in France with her mother. Most of all, she doesn't talk about her father, who was the commandant of one of the Reich's most notorious extermination camps. Then, a new family moves into the apartment below her. In spite of herself, Gretel can't help but begin a friendship with the little boy, Henry, though his presence brings back memories she would rather forget. One night, she witnesses a disturbing, violent argument between Henry's beautiful mother and his arrogant father, one that threatens Gretel's hard-won, self-contained existence. All The Broken Places moves back and forth in time between Gretel's girlhood in Germany to present-day London as a woman whose life has been haunted by the past. Now, Gretel faces a similar crossroads to one she encountered long ago. Back then, she denied her own complicity, but now, faced with a chance to interrogate her guilt, grief and remorse, she can choose to save a young boy. If she does, she will be forced to reveal the secrets she has spent a lifetime protecting. This time, she can make a different choice than before--whatever the cost to herself . . ."-- Provided by publisher.

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The Atlas maneuver

The Atlas maneuver

Berry, Steve, 1955-, author
2024

"1945. In the waning months of World War II, Japan hid vast quantities of gold and other stolen valuables in boobytrapped underground caches all across the Philippines. By 1947 some of that loot was recovered, not by treasure hunters, but by the United States government, which told no one about the find. Instead, those assets were stamped classified, shipped to Europe, and secretly assimilated into something called the Black Eagle Trust. Present day. Retired Justice Department operative, Cotton Malone, is in Switzerland doing a favor for a friend. But what was supposed to be a simple operation turns violent and Cotton is thrust into a war between the world's oldest bank and the CIA, a battle that directly involves the Black Eagle Trust. He quickly discovers that everything hinges on a woman from his past, who suddenly reappears harboring a host of explosive secrets centering around Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency is being quietly weaponized, readied for an assault on the world's financial systems, a calculated move that will have devastating consequences. Cotton has no choice. He has to act. But at what cost?

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The bullet that missed

The bullet that missed

Osman, Richard, 1970-, author
2022

It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case--their favorite kind--leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers. Then a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill or be killed. Suddenly the cold case has become red hot. While Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim chase down the clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?

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Burning the night : a novel

Burning the night : a novel

Huser, Glen, 1943- author
2021

After leaving the small town of Yarrow, Curtis comes to Edmonton to obtain a teaching degree. There he forms a close friendship with his elderly, blind Aunt Harriet, considered a family pariah due to her eccentric enthusiasm for a lost world of artists and musicians. When Curtis begins reading aloud to Harriet the diary her intended husband Phillip kept before his death during World War One, an obsessed Curtis examines parallels to his own life: his desire to become a skillful artist and to find fulfilling love. Timeless and essential, award-winning author Glen Huser's Burning the Night spans across generations and distance, traversing from Vancouver to Halifax, as it bears down on the history of Canadian painting and Curtis's awakening as a gay man.

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Death of a spy

Death of a spy

Beaton, M. C., author
2024

Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is worried about how the locals, as well as those in the wider area of his territory in Sutherland, will react to his new assistant officer. The officer is none other than the enigmatic American James Bland. Having recently become involved in identifying a Russian spy ring to solve a murder, Hamish is aware that Bland's mission is to track down the members of a Russian spy ring. Bland trusts Hamish to help him find all of those who may have been, or may still be, in league with the Russians.

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Force of nature

Force of nature

Harper, Jane (Jane Elizabeth), author
2019


The four winds

The four winds

Hannah, Kristin, author
2021

Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli-like so many of her neighbors-must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life.

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The full catastrophe : a novel

The full catastrophe : a novel

Cook, Méira, 1964-, author
2022

Charlie Minkoff, a thirteen-year-old boy born with intersex traits, would be happy to be left alone. Living with his artist mother in a derelict loft in downtown Winnipeg, perpetually wondering about the father who abandoned him, and tormented in school because of his differences, Charlie navigates the assorted catastrophes of his life. He’s helped along by the love of his beloved grandfather, Oscar, and the makeshift family who surround him: his mother’s best friend; a couple of elderly shut-in neighbours; a mysterious girl in his class who has secrets of her own; and his desperately needy and perpetually hungry dog, Gellman. When a school project leads him to discover that Oscar never had a bar mitzvah, Charlie decides to right the historical wrong and arrange a belated ceremony. But this quest will be more than he bargained for, and meanwhile everyone from his doctor to his Ancestry Studies teacher keeps insisting that Charlie needs to learn to tell his own story.

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Goodbye girl : a novel

Goodbye girl : a novel

Grippando, James, 1958- author
2024

Grammy-winning popstar Imani takes to social media and tells her millions of fans to download her music illegally. Now, she needs Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck's help. The case takes a deadly turn when salacious allegations of infidelity send Imani and her ex-husband Shaky implicating each other in the unsolved murder of Imani's extra-marital lover twelve years ago. Yet as Jack discovers, uncovering the truth about the killing won't just exonerate or convict his client, her ex, and their music empire. It may shape the future of the entire recording industry.

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Hamnet

Hamnet

O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972-, author
2020

Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when his beloved young son succumbs to bubonic plague. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest masterpieces of all time.

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Harbor lights : stories

Harbor lights : stories

Burke, James Lee, 1936-, author
2024

"A dynamic, gripping collection of short stories from "America's best novelist" (Denver Post), the New York Times-bestselling James Lee Burke. Harbor Lights is a story collection from one of the most popular and widely acclaimed icons of American fiction, featuring a never-before-published novella. These eight stories move from the marshlands on the Gulf of Mexico to the sweeping plains of Colorado to prisons, saloons, and trailer parks across the South, weaving together love, friendship, violence, survival, and revenge. A boy and his father watch a German submarine sink an oil tanker as evil forces in the disguise of federal agents try to ruin their family. A girl is beaten up outside a bar as her university-professor father navigates new love and threats from a group of neo-Nazis. A pair of undercover union organizers are hired to break colts for a Hollywood actor, whose "Western hero" facade hides darkness. An oil rig worker witnesses a horrific attack on a local village while on a job in South America and seeks justice through one final act of bravery. With his nuanced characters, lyrical prose, and ability to write shocking violence in the most evocative settings, James Lee Burke's singular skills are on display in this superb anthology. Harbor Lights unfolds in stories that crackle and reverberate as unexpected heroes emerge" -- Provided by publisher.

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The hidden beach

The hidden beach

Swan, Karen (Writer), author
2020

In the oldest part of Stockholm, Bell Everhurst is working as a nanny for Hanna and Max Von Greyerz. One morning, a woman from a clinic she's never heard of calls and asks Bell to pass on the message that Hanna's husband is awake. When she finally reaches Hanna, the truth is revealed: Hanna's first husband fell into a coma seven years earlier and has been in a persistent minimally conscious state since. But now he's awake. And life is going to change for them all.

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The house by the sea

The house by the sea

Montefiore, Santa, 1970-, author
2011

Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa just outside her small village. She likes to spy into the gardens and imagine that one day she'll live there. When Dante, the son of the villa's powerful owner, invites her inside and shows her the enchanting Mermaid Garden, she knows that her destiny is there, with Dante. But as they grow up, their romance jeopardizes everything they hold most dear. Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country hotel on England's Devon coast has fallen on hard times, and its owner, Marina, advertises for an artist to stay the summer. The man she hires begins to transform the fortunes of the hotel, and her family, but why is he really there?

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Never too late

Never too late

Steel, Danielle, author
2024

Recently widowed Kezia Cooper Hobson is determined to make a fresh start. As Kezia settles into her New York apartment, she meets her movie-star next-door neighbour, Sam Stewart. Just a couple of weeks after she arrives, however, a devastating crisis strikes New York City. Kezia and Sam find themselves connecting over their strong impulse to help those in need. As they share a life-changing experience of volunteering, a bond is sparked and a friendship is formed. Kezia is learning that the changes she's making are just what she needs to open new horizons.

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Not a happy family

Not a happy family

Lapeña, Shari, 1960- author
2021

Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there. And they don't come much richer than Fred and Sheila Mercer. But even all their money can't protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mercers are brutally murdered the night after Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Each child stands to inherit millions. Did one of them snap after that dreadful evening? Or was it someone else who crept in with the worst of intentions?

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The sentence is death

The sentence is death

Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author
2019

"You shouldn't be here. It's too late . . . " These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine - a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth 3,000, to be precise. Odd, considering he didn't drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man's many, many enemies did the deed? Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who's really getting rather good at this murder investigation business. But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realizes that these secrets must be exposed - even at the risk of death.

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The spy coast : a thriller

The spy coast : a thriller

Gerritsen, Tess, author
2023

Former spy Maggie Bird came to the seaside village of Purity, Maine, eager to put the past behind her. But when a body turns up in Maggie's driveway, she knows it's a message from a former foe. Maggie turns to her local circle of old friends - all retirees from the CIA called the "Martini Club" - to help uncover the truth about who is trying to kill her. As Purity's acting police chief Jo Thibodeau's investigation collides with the Martini Club's maneuvers, Maggie's hunt for answers will force her to revisit a clandestine career that spanned the globe, from Bangkok to Istanbul, from London to Malta.

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Still see you everywhere : a novel

Still see you everywhere : a novel

Gardner, Lisa, author
2024

Frankie Elkin is an expert at finding the missing persons that the rest of the world has forgotten, but even she couldn't have anticipated this latest request--to locate the long-lost sister of a female serial killer facing execution in three weeks' time. She has called herself "death," but people called her the devil. The case was sensational. Kaylee Pierson had confessed from the very beginning, waived all appeals. Despite the media's chronicling of her tragic circumstances--the childhood spent with a violent father--no one could find sympathy for "the Beautiful Butcher" who had led eighteen men home from bars before viciously slitting their throats. Now, with only twenty-one days left to live, Pierson has finally received a lead on the whereabouts of the sister who was kidnapped over a decade ago, and she needs Frankie's help to find her. The Beautiful Butcher's offer: When was the last time your search ended with finding the living? Unable to resist the chance for a rescue, Frankie takes on Pierson's request. Twelve years ago, five-year-old Leilani went missing in Hawaii. The main suspect? Pierson's tech mogul ex-boyfriend, Sanders MacManus. Now, on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific--the site of MacManus's latest vanity project--fresh evidence has appeared. In order to learn the truth and possibly save a young woman's life, Frankie must go undercover at the isolated base camp. Her challenge: A dozen strangers. Countless dangerous secrets. Zero means of calling for help. And then the storm rolls in...

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Tides of fire

Tides of fire

Rollins, James, 1961-, author
2023

The Titan Project-an international research station off the coast of Australia-discovers a thriving zone of life in an otherwise dead sea. The area teems with a strange bioluminescent coral that defies science, yet holds great promise for the future. But the loss of a military submarine in the area triggers a brutal attack and sets in motion a geological disaster that destabilizes an entire region. As seas turn toxic and coastlines burn, can Sigma Force stop what has been let loose-especially as an old adversary returns, hunting them and thwarting their every move?

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The trackers : a novel

The trackers : a novel

Frazier, Charles, 1950- author
2023

Hurtling past the downtrodden communities of Depression-era America, painter Val Welch lands a New Deal assignment to create a mural representing the region for their new Post Office. A wealthy art lover named John Long and his wife Eve have agreed to host Val at their sprawling ranch. One day, Eve flees with a valuable painting, and Long recruits Val to hit the road with a mission of tracking her down. As Val's search for Eve narrows, and he soon turns up secrets that could spark formidable changes for all of them.

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