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The train to Orvieto by Novelli, Rebecca J., author. The train to Orvieto

In this family saga that begins in 1934, we meet Willa Carver, a headstrong young American woman who is passionately committed to learning how to paint in Europe. She dismisses several marriage proposals and defies her parents| wishes, choosing instead to attend art classes in Florence. But a fateful encounter on an Italian train with a wounded, pro-Mussolini army officer named Gabriele Marcheschi changes all that. Willa marries Gabriele and commits herself to a farmer|s life in Orvieto. Her dau

Jan 10, 2017
The things they carried - a work of fiction by O'Brien, Tim, 1946- author. The things they carried - a work of fiction

This work depicts the heroic young men of Alpha Company as they carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindnes

Jan 10, 2017
The second Mrs. Hockaday - a novel by Rivers, Susan, 1954- author. The second Mrs. Hockaday - a novel

"The Civil War South comes to vivid life in this electrifying story of a woman's plight and a legacy of deceit that echoes for generations. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday

Jan 10, 2017
A place for Miss Snow - a regency romance by Moore, Jennifer (Jennifer Lunt), author. A place for Miss Snow - a regency romance

"Miss Diana Snow is everything a British chaperone should be--she finds satisfaction in order and depends wholly upon the rules of decorum as she negotiates the isle of Greece with her young charge. But Miss Snow's prim and proper exterior masks a disquieting past: orphaned and alone in the world, she has only her stiff upper lip to rely upon. When a brief encounter with a handsome stranger challenges her rules of propriety, Diana is unwittingly drawn into an adventure that will turn her ordered

Jan 10, 2017
The ornatrix by Howard, Kate, author. The ornatrix

A young woman born with a strange birthmark on her face leaves her sheltered childhood and becomes hairdresser and personal maid to a former courtesan who draws her into a world of desire and jealousy lurking behind the wealth and privilege of Perugia.

Jan 10, 2017
Lone wolf by Driscoll, Sara, author. Lone wolf

FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings and Hawk, her loyal search-and-rescue Labrador, must zero in on one of the deadliest killers in the country, a serial bomber who draws Meg and Hawk into a battle of wits and survival skills.

Jan 10, 2017
In the shadow of Denali by Peterson, Tracie, author. In the shadow of Denali

Allan Brennan lands an apprenticeship to a wilderness guide at Denali, a position that will allow him to investigate his father's death on the mountain, and he finds an unlikely ally in his dangerous search for answers in his boss's daughter, Cassidy.

Jan 10, 2017
Haylow - a novel by Stewart, Gray, author. Haylow - a novel

Jan 10, 2017
Gulliver's travels by Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Gulliver's travels

The unusual voyages of Englishman Lemuel Gulliver carry him to such strange locales as Lilliput, where the inhabitants are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a nation ruled by horses.

Jan 10, 2017
Franny and Zooey by Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010. Franny and Zooey

Franny came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed in 1957 by Zooey. Both stories are early entries in a narrative series about the Glasses, a family of settlers in twentieth-century New York. In the first story, Franny, a young college girl, arrives in New Haven (Yale) to be with her boyfriend for a football weekend, where they go to a cafe´. The story is essentially an account of their talk. Franny is telling her boyfriend about how phony she finds campus life, and talks about

Jan 10, 2017
Franny and Zooey by Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010. Franny and Zooey

Franny came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed in 1957 by Zooey. Both stories are early entries in a narrative series about the Glasses, a family of settlers in twentieth-century New York. In the first story, Franny, a young college girl, arrives in New Haven (Yale) to be with her boyfriend for a football weekend, where they go to a cafe´. The story is essentially an account of their talk. Franny is telling her boyfriend about how phony she finds campus life, and talks about

Jan 10, 2017
Finding Margo by Turano, Jen, author. Finding Margo

"International pop star Margo Hartman could use a night off. A grueling tour and overbearing entourage have sent her over the edge. It's time for this diva to disappear. And who would think to look for the superstar ina small town in Ohio? Sheriff's deputy Brock Moore is undercover as well. He knows Margo isn't who she appears to be, but her uncanny resemblance to a local Amish woman is raising all sorts of questions... the kinds that make her a target for a killer. Both are determined to find a

Jan 10, 2017
The dry - a novel by Harper, Jane (Jane Elizabeth), author. The dry - a novel

"A small town hides big secrets in The Dry. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke's steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they d

Jan 10, 2017
Deep shadows by Chapman, Vannetta, author. Deep shadows

Shelby Sparks and Max Berkman are hiking above the Colorado Bend River in Texas when the night sky is filled with the aurora borealis. A beautiful sight, Shelby realizes that it also signals the end of life as they know it. A major solar flare is the only thing that would cause the aurora to be seen so far south, and such an event would destroy all modern technology--including electricity. What follows is a fight for survival as the town of Abney comes to terms with the fact that they must work

Jan 10, 2017
Conspiracy by Diamond, De'nesha, author. Conspiracy

When elite escort Abrianna Parker is framed for murder, she must evade the police, government agencies, and a lethal third party in order to clear her name, relying on a sexy ex-con to help her expose a web of corruption.

Jan 10, 2017
Burning bright by Petrie, Nicholas, author. Burning bright

War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods in Northern California, but the trip isn't quite the balm he hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, and then he stumbles upon a hungry grizzly bear. Peter doesn't favor his odds in a fight of man against bear, so he makes a strategic retreat up a nearly sapling. There, he finds something strange: a climbing rope, affixed to a distant branch above. It leads to another, and anoth

Jan 10, 2017
Postcards from the edge by Fisher, Carrie. Postcards from the edge

A novel which centers on a "movie brat" (much like the author herself) and her problems with drugs, the Hollywood scene, and men.

Jan 11, 2017
Pretty little world - a novel by LaBan, Elizabeth, author. Pretty little world - a novel

"On a cozy street in Philadelphia, three neighboring families have become the best of friends. They can't imagine life without one another--until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea is born: What if they tear down the walls between their homes and live together under one roof? And so an experiment begins. Celia and Mark now have the space they need. But is this really what Celia's increasingly distant husband wants? Stephanie embraces the idea of one

Jan 12, 2017
A word for love by Robbins, Emily, author. A word for love

"A mesmerizing debut set in Syria on the cusp of the unrest, [This book] is the spare and exquisitely told story of a young American woman transformed by language, risk, war, and a startling new understanding of love. It is said there are ninety-nine Arabic words for love. Bea, an American exchange student, has learned them all: in search of deep feeling, she travels to a Middle Eastern country known to hold the "The Astonishing Text," an ancient, original manuscript of a famous Arabic love sto

Jan 13, 2017
The vanquished - a Bruno Johnson novel by Putnam, David W. The vanquished - a Bruno Johnson novel

Former cop and ex-con Bruno Johnson and his wife Marie, living in their safe haven in Costa Rica with the children they illegally rescued from certain death, find a message from their outlaw motorcycle gang enemies-written on the back of one of their beloved children. The motorcycle gang, Sons of Satan, out for revenge, will stop at nothing to lure the now furious Bruno back into their web. Bruno and Marie, forced to return to Southern California, battle additional demons in the form of an ex-sp

Jan 13, 2017

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