Fiction

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5 Shots

A graphic novel that weaves five tales of murder, mayhem, and action a private eye who can read people's minds.
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The Edge of Forever

A gripping but scary novel about the possibility of a super volcanic eruption from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
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Barking Her Way to the Top

Roger Pyle's s six-year old collie, Kukushka, is not an ordinary pet, as she is able to be understood by her master. The often irreverent dog demands that Pyle get her a job in the civil service.
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Sunset

the story of three different men in three different cities, dealing with the end of civilization. Most of the Earth's population is killed and two days later the dead have disappeared.
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Rock Chick

India “Indy” Savage is the owner of a used book store and coffee shop. She is unwittingly involved in a crime ring, when her best barista loses a bag of diamonds and bad guys begin shooting at him.
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Magician of Oz

An attempt to create a classic children's story that falls far short of the mark of a classic.
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One Hour Martin-izing

Marty and Cassidy Tyroni are a married couple who lead secretive lives.
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Murder of an American Nazi

A a story about a small town police detective whose obsessive search for the truth leads him from a seemingly simple murder investigation down an insidious path of espionage, cover-ups, and violence.
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Re-Deal

The main theme of Re-Deal is time travel, but the story is all over the place, dealing with gambling, action, cowboys, good vs. evil, and a whole slew of literary themes that are often haphazardly introduced and put together.
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The Rands Conspiracy

A mild-mannered office worker has a job that involves secret information. He escapes the slaughter of his co-workers and must both evade the killers and uncover the conspiracy.
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Briefs

Wideman unveils an utterly original voice and structure--hip-hop zen--where each story is a single breath, to be caught, held, shared and savored. Reviewed by IR Staff
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The Day of the Knights

A multi-layered thriller about a feud between a cop and a serial killer that is much bigger than its plot.
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The Last Cookie Club

This moving fictional tale is informed by real-life experience about the roots of food addiction.
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Social Climbers

A illustrated novel and purported how-to guide for the upwardly mobile, Social Climbers features an 8th grade writing style, a plethora of typos, tense mistakes and spelling errors.
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Adam's Daughters

Part two in The Westward Sagas follows the Mitchell family as it struggles during the time of the Colonial and American Revolution.
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Seven Blackbirds

By turns humorous, scandalous, and lyrical, Seven Blackbirds is the story of a woman as she struggles along the road toward wholeness in the heart of Oklahoma's Green Country.
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The Doll Brokers

The violent and sexually graphic story of an independent woman as she stuggles to be successful in the modern toy industry.
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The Shack

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?
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A More Obedient Wife

A series of entertaining fictional diary entries by two wives named Hannah, both married to early Supreme Court Justices.
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Vencil

Like Jeannette Walls in her memoir, The Glass Castle, Shima does a fine job of comparing and contrasting city and country life through the eyes of a child.
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The Flower Man's Daughter

A skillfully crafted novel that recounts the C.I.A.-backed violent coup that toppled Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1973.
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Grant's Indian

A historical novel that brings America's Civil War to life as told through the eyes of Ulysses Grant's aide de camp, a Seneca Indian chief.
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Infinite Exposure

From stock manipulations to terrorist control of the banking system, to harvesting organs and blood from suspected terrorists, to ambitious white collar types sabotaging co-workers and bosses.
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Wing Walking

In the spirit of Gordon Gekko and the big dogs of Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker, Wing Walking's chief characters are egomaniacal, but with significant depth.