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Hearts Left Behind (Where the Broken Lie)

Tucker returns to his childhood home of Willow Grove to seeking peace and comfort. Instead, he uncovers a new hurt associated with the death of a childhood friend, Katie. With the hurt, he uproots a mystery and its terrible truth.
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The Silence And The Light

Rogue policeman Benjamin Weizmann and his former quarry, Atusa Navarro, now hunted criminals flee together from the law in this sequel that reveals a galaxy being ripped apart by catastrophic violence, with ordinary and not-so-ordinary people caught in the middle.
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If I Never Went Home

IF I NEVER WENT HOME follows Bea at two critical times in her life, in Boston as an adult and in Trinidad as a child. Each shift from one time to the other creates momentum, anticipation, and complexity
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Fraidy Cats

FRAIDY CATS, SS Wilson’s retelling of the Frankenstein story, is a tongue-in-cheek narration presented as the “true” story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster, not the ruminations of a novelist.
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Dutch

More of a novella than a novel, DUTCH is the story of Zak, a wanderlust-infused 18-year old who has been raised by his older brother after his parents died in a car crash.
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Jordan's Brains

Brains are a central part of this light-hearted zombie apocalypse story. First, there’s Jordan’s brain, an abnormal entity that landed its owner (and the story’s likeable, though unreliable, narrator) in a psychiatric hospital because of an obsession with zombies. Then there are zombie brains, which as everyone knows, must be destroyed to kill the undead.
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Epic Sloth

Lovers of the traditional story structure should steer clear of EPIC SLOTH - a series of structure-free vignettes of child-men, lonely long-haired women, the unemployed and the barely marginal, it is poetic, hilarious, frustrating, and occasionally moving.
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The Last Firewall

William Hertling's THE LAST FIREWALL takes place in a not-too-distant future with brain-linked internet and artificial intelligence, and it follows a couple of characters as they tumble through this world.
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Binder

What begins as a seemingly straightforward missing persons case for Michael Herne suddenly involves several covert operations and has far reaching implications.
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Unsound

When Dr. Caprice Wilson finds a mud-caked shoe outside her office door, she has a feeling that she is being stalked. Bruce, the local Hawaiian police chief and good friend, sends her packing to a rehab center in Maui--but Caprice decides to detox on a gorgeous hiking trail instead.
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Wise Men and Other Stories

A collection of holiday-related essays that blends humor and poignancy in the tradition of Robert Fulghum, Dave Barry, Bill Bryson, P.J. O'Rourke and other great American humorists.
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The Prodigal

Aidan Sharpe, one of the finest lawyers in Raleigh, finds himself an outcast after a serious ethical breach. His long fall from grace brings him to Ocracoke Island, His journey is touched by the words of a mysterious gypsy woman and the appearance of a derelict ship that point him toward his destiny.
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The Arsonist’s Last Words

A massive conflagration claims 115 lives. In the wake of the tragedy, a janitor at the complex, who was killed in the blaze, is posthumously accused of being the arsonist who started the fire. Investigating the fire and what really happened falls to Juni Bruner, a veteran local reporter.
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I’ve Got Some Lovin’ To Do

Julia Park Tracy’s edited collection of the diaries of her great aunt, Doris Bailey Murphy, written in 1925-1926, offers some insight into the life a sixteen year old girl searching for adventure, romance, and friendship while still living under her parents’ roof.
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Obitchuary

Penny Perkins is a "mild-mannered" newspaper reporter, who is tired of reporting on the gardening club and the school lunch menus. So when a position opens up at her paper for a creative, in-depth obituary writer, someone who can really get to the heart of a person's life, she applies, and gets the job.
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Temperature: Dead And Rising

In the middle of the night, an unstoppable force literally blows the doors off the morgue of a hospital in Denver, Colorado, intent on securing the person about to rise from the dead. The reanimated woman, Sally, has no memory of her demise, much less how she ended up naked and fleeing the hospital with a mysterious and magical stranger.
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Have No Shame

When a secretive friendship with a young black man takes an unexpected romantic turn, Alison is forced to choose between her predetermined future, and the dangerous path that her heart yearns for.
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Give The Devil His Due

In A SOUL TO STEAL we met Kate Tassel and Quinn O’Brion and watched as they fall in love. We saw their unbreakable connection and waited with bated breath as they fought their own demons, faced their fears and defeated the murderous Lord Halloween. Add to that the intense passion they share and you have a classic Halloween tale.
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The Darkness of the Womb

Marigold and Jeff Haunt had almost given up trying to have a baby when the unexpected happened and Marigold told Jeff the good news. However, one thing they didn’t anticipate was that the baby would not want to be born—and had a choice in the matter.
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So This is Love (Callaways #2)

Emma Callaway, a hot fire investigator clashes with Max Harrison, a cool homicide detective in the second book in the Callaway Series.
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Karmafornia

KARMAFORNIA is the story of a love triangle, set in Berkeley in the late 1970s, with the beautiful graduate student Laura Reiner at its apex. This being Berkeley in the 1970s, the characters spend a reasonable amount of time stoned, and during an acid vision early in the story, Laura and her admirer remember past lives that do not bode well for their current relationship, past lives in which Cob, the other admirer, also figures.
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Hunting Old Sammie

HUNTING OLD SAMMIE by John Lauricella is not a masterpiece, but it’s close. Set in Ithaca in 2004, it traces the fates of two men and their families whose lives are forever shadowed by 9/11.
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May This Be the Best Year of Your Life

A trip to India accompanying her husband for his job becomes the catalyst for author Sandra Bornstein’s life transformation.