Sep 02, 2015
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Wife
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WIFE FOR LIFE offers advice, anecdotes and wisdom for a life long relationship.

By Ramona Zabriskie

Rating:  star star star star star 

A detailed and personal-anecdote-filled guide for women who wish to learn how to love a man for life.
How do people stay married for thirty, forty, or even fifty years?

Rowdy
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Rowdy

By Christopher Madsen

Rating:  star star star star star 

At first glance, ROWDY seems to be a book about the rebuilding of a NY40 Class racing yacht. However, it is actually three books: the recounting of how the boat was discovered and restored, the World War I diary of Rowdy’s first owner and finally, a description of upper class New York society between the wars.

Abracadabra
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Abracadabra Tut

By Page McBrier

Rating:  star star star star star 

Fletcher Perry, a somewhat nerdy middle school student and amateur magician is the unexpected recipient of an Egyptian coffin that was sold at an auction.

Nose
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Nose, Legs, Body!: Know Wine Like the Back of Your Hand

By Len Napolitano

Rating:  star star star star star 

NOSE, LEGS, BODY! is an accessible guide that provides more than the basics about wine for beginner wine enthusiasts. Author Len Napolitano serves up an easy-to-read guide that is both entertaining and enlightening.

LittleAmerican
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Little American Man

By Lior Lampert

Rating:  star star star star star 

At five years of age, Lior Lampert emigrates from Israel to the United States with his two brothers and his mother. A high school student “with a clear vision for his future,” Lampert candidly shares his immigrant journey to America.

Lana
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Lana Fray and the Grand Plan

By Maren Higbee

Rating:  star star star star star 

LANA FRAY AND THE GRAND PLAN follows a month in the life of a headstrong and witty reality TV producer in Los Angeles as she carries forward an eccentric plan to find the man of her dreams.

Redemption
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Fatal Redemption

By Lou Kilzer and Mark Boyden

Rating:  star star star star star 

Cigar-chomping, intrepid reporter Sally Will becomes embroiled in a multi-layered mystery spanning the globe. Sally faces an unstoppable hit man, Russian assassins, Mob bosses, and a race to save the President.

Secrets
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Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach

By Lisa Quast

Rating:  star star star star star 

A former hiring manager offers advice to job seekers on everything from resume design to how to follow up after an interview.

FlipperFrank
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Finding Flipper Frank

By Patrick M. Garry

Rating:  star star star star star 

FINDING FLIPPER FRANK centers around 38-year-old, troubled, lonely loser Walt Honerman, who decides to drive on an adventure with two passengers: an elderly man named Izzy with a big personality and a young woman, Moira, who wants to break Walt out of his shell.

Anna
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Anna’s Bear: 5 Days of Moral Conflict and Pursuit

By O.W. Shumaker

Rating:  star star star star star 

Three followers of the Third Reich learn that their Nazi beliefs don’t fit well into reality when they are forced to face the horrible truth of Nazism as it relates to the health and survival of a sick child. They decide on their own to do something drastic in order to save her.

Salvation
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Salvation of a Serial Celebate

By Gregory McAllister

Rating:  star star star star star 

SALVATION OF A SERIAL CELIBATE is a memoir of the faith journey of Greg McAllister. The story begins in the safe cocoon of a Catholic parish in Northern California to the present day where he has come to rest in the scenic mountains of Vermont.

MonaLisa
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Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures

By Gerri Chanel

Rating:  star star star star star 

A richly detailed and thoroughly researched tale of the transportation and safekeeping of the Mona Lisa during World War II.

Widow
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Widow Walk

By Gerard LaSalle

Rating:  star star star star star 

LaSalle weaves together several narratives about cultural and territorial tensions in this novel of the Old Pacific Northwest.

Lies
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Deadly Lies

By Chris Patchell

Rating:  star star star star star 

When Detective Alex Shannon is asked to find a missing teenager, he must unravel the trail of lies that will lead him to her kidnapper. While he searches for the perpetrator, his wife Jillian is having an affair with her boss.

Pierats
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The Island of Destiny (Pie Rats Book 3)

By Cameron Stelzer

Rating:  star star star star star 

Whisker and the Pie Rat crew are back in the third installment of this delightful middle grade series, Pie Rats. Whisker’s family is still missing, and he finds himself taking on twin quests.

Carpathian
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The Carpathian Assignment

By Chip Wagar

Rating:  star star star star star 

The new Chief of Police in the town of Bistritz must track down a murderer of legend: Count Dracula.

Angkor
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The Angkor Guidebook

By Andrew Booth

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE ANGKOR GUIDEBOOK is a beautiful, compact travel guide to the temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

BabyLook
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Hey, Baby Look

By Kate Shannon

Rating:  star star star star star 

Sparking chatter and vocabulary, HEY, BABY, LOOK is a beautifully designed board book that offers a simple, thoughtful narrative to provide visual stimulation and talking points for babies and toddlers.

Hockey
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The Hockey Saint

By Marcia Inoue, Howard Shapiro, Andres Mossa

Rating:  star star star star star 

High school aged Tom Leonard gets the nerve to meet his hockey mentor Jake, and discovers that even mentors have their demons. Together the two of them battle both Jake and Tom’s demons in this heartwarming tale of friendship.

Questioning
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Questioning Protocol

By Randi Redmond Oster

Rating:  star star star star star 

QUESTIONING PROTOCOL is an eye-opening narrative replete with humor, hope, and, most importantly, helpful tips about the health care system. No parent wants to see his or her child suffer.

Blooded
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Blooded

By D Hart St Martin

Rating:  star star star star star 

The third installment in the Lisen of Solsta series, BLOODED tracks the journey of Lisen, ex-valley girl and reluctant ruler, as she at last ascends her rightful throne as Empir of the other-dimensional Garla.

Melt
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Melt

By Selene Castrovilla

Rating:  star star star star star 

MELT tells the story of two teenagers from opposite worlds who fall in love with each other despite how their circumstances threaten to tear them apart.

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Conscious Coupling

By Don Desroches and Dana Greco

Rating:  star star star star star 

A comprehensive, analytical approach to the reasons one should or shouldn’t decide to get married.

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Henry’s Re-Entry

By Welcome Cole

Rating:  star star star star star 

A wry, self-loathing nihilist reconnects with humanity.