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A taste for murder by Bishop, Claudia.

A taste for murder

This is the first book in a delightful series featuring two sleuthing sisters. Hemlock Falls is a pretty little town in upstate New York. Sarah Quilliam, with her talent for business, runs the Inn at Hemlock Falls, while her sister, Meg, keeps the guests happy with her culinary abilities. But when it comes to murder, the Quilliam sisters have to rely on other skills-spotting clues, solving crimes, and catching culprits. The History Days festival is the highlight of the year in Hemlock Falls, and

Sep 26, 2014
A teaspoon of earth and sea a novel by Nayeri, Dina.

A teaspoon of earth and sea a novel

Spellbinding in its narration, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is the story of an Iranian girl who, separated from her mother and twin sister during the turmoil following the Iranian Revolution, invents a rich, imaginative world in which they live. Growing up in a small fishing village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister Mahtab are fascinated by America. They keep lists of English vocabulary words and collect contraband copies of Life magazine and Beatles cassettes. So whe

Sep 26, 2014
A terrible glory Custer and the Little Bighorn-- the last great battle of the American West by Donovan, Jim, 1954-

A terrible glory Custer and the Little Bighorn-- the last great battle of the American West

In June 1876, on a desolate hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by almost 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. The news of this devastating loss caused a public uproar, and those in positions of power promptly began to point fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame.The truth, however, is far more complex. A Terrible Glory is the first book to

Sep 26, 2014
A thing about machines by

A thing about machines

Bartlett Finchley despises any sort of machine, and he'll experience a new kind of terror when he learns the feeling is mutual.

Sep 26, 2014
A thousand hills Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it by Kinzer, Stephen.

A thousand hills Rwanda's rebirth and the man who dreamed it

Paul Kagame grew up as a wretched refugee. He and a group of comrades, determined to force their way back home after a generation of exile, designed one of the most audacious covert operations in the history of clandestine war. Then, after taking power, they amazed the world by stabilizing and reviving their devastated country. Now, as President Kagame, he's obsessed with a single outlandish dream: to make Rwanda the first middle-income country in Africa, and to do it in the space of a single ge

Sep 26, 2014
A thread of truth by Bostwick, Marie.

A thread of truth

Come home to Marie Bostwick's poignant novel of new beginnings, old friends, and the rich, varied tapestry of lives fully lived. At twenty-seven, having fled an abusive marriage with little more than her kids and the clothes on her back, Ivy Peterman figures she has nowhere to go but up. Quaint, historic New Bern, Connecticut, seems as good a place as any to start afresh. With a part-time job at Cobbled Court Quilts and budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages. But when

Sep 26, 2014
A thread so thin by Bostwick, Marie.

A thread so thin

New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick crafts a timeless tale of friendship, love, and the choices we must make in their name. While New Bern, Connecticut, lies under a blanket of snow, Cobbled Court Quilts remains a cozy haven for its owner, Evelyn Dixon, and her friends. Evelyn relishes winter's slower pace-besides, internet sales are hopping, thanks to her son Garrett's efforts. In addition to helping out at the shop, Garrett has also been patiently waiting for his girlfriend, Liza,

Sep 26, 2014
A threat to justice by Norris, Chuck, 1940-

A threat to justice

As book two of THE JUSTICE RIDERS series begins, Ezra Justice and his elite group of special operation soldiers have just helped General William T. Sherman put an end to the Civil War and must go their separate ways . . . but not for long.Scattered to the Ku Klux Klan-ridden South (former slave Nathaniel York), a hostile Midwest Sioux reservation (medicine man Harry Whitecloud), and the rugged goldmine towns of California (the notorious Hawkins twins), these pioneering men face plenty of dangers

Sep 26, 2014
A ticket to the boneyard a Matthew Scudder crime novel by Block, Lawrence, author.

A ticket to the boneyard a Matthew Scudder crime novel

Matthew Scudder is about to face every cop's worst nightmare: James Leo Motley, psychopath extraordinaire. Twelve years ago Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free, and the alcoholic ex-cop turned private investigator must pay dearly for his sins. Friends and former lovers-even strangers unfortunate enough to share Scudder's name-are turning up dead because a vengeful maniac is determined not to rest until he's driven his nemesis b

Sep 26, 2014
A time of changes by Silverberg, Robert.

A time of changes

Set in the distant future, when human beings populate a variety of planets, A Time of Changes examines the society of Borthan. For thousands of years, Borthan has been ruled by a covenant that teaches that the individual self is to be despised. The sharing of personal thoughts and feelings with another represents the most heinous crime. Kinnall Darival, an exiled prince of the country of Salla, has always outwardly observed this covenant. But inwardly, he commits a grave offense when he falls in

Sep 26, 2014
A time to betray the astonishing double life of a CIA agent inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran by Kahlili, Reza.

A time to betray the astonishing double life of a CIA agent inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran

A true story as exhilarating as a great spy thriller, as turbulent as today's headlines from the Middle East, A Time to Betray reveals what no other previous CIA operative's memoir possibly could: the inner workings of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, as witnessed by an Iranian man inside their ranks who spied for the American government. It is a human story, a chronicle of family and friendships torn apart by a terror-mongering regime, and how the adult choices of three childhood mat

Sep 26, 2014
A touch of evil by O'Dea, Richard J.

A touch of evil

There are all kinds of detectives. Some are tougher than others. But Frank O'Brien is a strange anomaly of toughness mingled with compassion, resulting from his unusual background. After twelve years in a Jesuit seminary, Frank left to pursue a career in the FBI. Now, teamed up with his wife Mary Teresa, a teacher at St. Joseph's School, he uses both his knowledge of the human soul and his experience in the crime lab to track criminals. When a puzzling murder occurs in their hometown of Seattle

Sep 26, 2014
A train in winter a story of resistance, friendship and survival by Moorehead, Caroline.

A train in winter a story of resistance, friendship and survival

They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives-a singer at the Paris Opera, a midwife, a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, spirited Jews to safety, transported weapons, and conveyed clandestine messages. The youngest was a schoolgirl of fifteen who scrawled "V" for victory on the walls of her lycee; the eldest, a farmer's wife in her sixties who harbored escaped Allied airmen. Strangers to each other, hailing from

Sep 26, 2014
A tramp abroad by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.

A tramp abroad

In April 1878, Mark Twain and his family traveled to Europe. Overloaded with creative ideas, Twain had hoped that the sojourn would spark his creativity enough to bring at least one of the books in his head to fruition. Instead, he wrote of his walking tour of Europe, describing his impressions of the Black Forest, the Matterhorn, and other attractions. Neglected for years, A Tramp Abroad sparkles with Twain's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture and showcases

Sep 26, 2014
A triple knot by Campion, Emma, author.

A triple knot

Joan of Kent, the niece of King Edward III, was royally blessed until her father is executed for treason. She becomes a ward of the king, living amongst those who deem her the daughter of a traitor. There is one there who loves her, but it proves the greatest threat of all. After her husband's death, Joan starts a scandalous relationship with Prince Edward, heir to the British throne, who loved her all along. She must reconcile her passion for Edward with the possible tragic costs of royal life.

Sep 26, 2014
A very brave witch by McGhee, Alison, 1960-

A very brave witch

One Halloween, a little witch decides she'd finally like to see what this special night is about. As soon as she makes a new friend, she discusses ow much fun trick or treating with humans can be.

Sep 26, 2014
A very irregular head the life of Syd Barrett by Chapman, Rob.

A very irregular head the life of Syd Barrett

"I don't think I'm easy to talk about. I've got a very irregular head. And I'm not anything that you think I am anyway" (Syd Barrett, Rolling Stone, 1971). Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett was the definition of a golden boy. With good looks and an aptitude for music, he was a charismatic child who fast became a teenage leader in 1960s England. Along with three school chums-Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason-he formed what would become Pink Floyd. Starting as a British cover band, they soon pi

Sep 26, 2014
A very private plot a Blackford Oakes novel by Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008.

A very private plot a Blackford Oakes novel

It is 1995. An energetic senator wants to disarm, perhaps even eliminate, the CIA. To accumulate the evidence necessary to persuade the Senate, he needs the cooperation of Blackford Oakes, now retired. He wants from Oakes an account of his covert activity ten years earlier, when Oakes served as chief of covert activities for the CIA. How far will the frustrated senator go to compel cooperation from Blackford Oakes?

Sep 26, 2014
A very strange trip by Wolverton, Dave.

A very strange trip

While transporting a contraband Russian time machine and developmental weaponry from Trenton Arsenal in New Jersey to the Experimental Weapons Battalion in Denver, Colorado, newly enlisted soldier Everett Dumphee, finds himself cast into new settings when the device suddenly activates. What follows are fantastic hightech experiences that might be called the ultimate offroad adventure.

Sep 26, 2014
A view from the bridge by Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005.

A view from the bridge

Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950's textures this searing drama of love and revenge . Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally, in hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of the cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Charles Cioffi as Al

Sep 26, 2014