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In the Rearview Mirror

Rating: 4
A heartfelt memoir in which a 1961 road trip across America’s heartland serves as a kind of homage to a close friend who committed suicide.
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Restricted Waters

Rating: 5
Alannis Summers takes time off from high school and signs up as a volunteer, seeking the cause of the Fouling - a disgusting blackness that is spreading along the Atlantic coastline, covering boats, strangling commerce and creating chaos.
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Fate Interrupted

Rating: 5
FATE INTERRUPTED offers a smooth narrative with a tempting blend of appealing characters, sexual tension and lascivious love scenes.
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The Fridgularity

Rating: 5
Blake Given’s web-enabled fridge has pulled the plug on the Internet, turning its owner’s life – and the whole world – upside down.
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An Otaku Abroad: The Affordable Japan Experience for Anime and Manga Fans

Rating: 4
Author Sarah G. Rothman’s goal in writing this book is to make travel to Japan a reality for those who have, up to now, only dreamed of visiting the country.
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Bliss: A Marriage Proposal for Charles Stephen Hughes

Rating: 4.5
BLISS is a collection of poetry and short prose--romantic, erotic, sensual and affectionate--from one man to another, the love of his life.
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Lady Justice and the Book Club Murders

Rating: 5
Ed Weems announces at the deteriorating book club meeting that he wants to read a novel about someone who commits the perfect crime.
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HAEE: The Cat with a Crooked Tail

Rating: 4.5
Thhe simple but poignant story of Haee, a cat with a crooked tail, who lives a comfortable and worry-free life with his loving family.
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Little Trouble in Tall Tree

Rating: 4
Little Trouble in Tall Tree is a tongue-in-cheek film-noir tale of a gangster heist – conducted and carried out by babies.
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The Rose Hotel

Rating: 4
A vivid account of Iran’s 1979 revolution and a family’s struggles to make peace with their past.
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Sweetest Taboo: A Novel

Rating: 5
SWEETEST TABOO begins with a preface by Claire Stevens introducing the story that is to follow – the story of Isabel, Claire’s mother, as written in her diaries.
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Another Man’s Treasure

Rating: 5
Thirty-three year old Audrey Nealon runs Another Man’s Treasure, a rather unique business that handles estate sales.
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Book of the Sky God

Rating: 4
An action-packed, cinematic work of sci-fi, Book of the Sky God follows not one protagonist in particular, but rather offers a broader view of the apocalypse as a whole.
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Banking on Paris

Rating: 4
Fifty-year-old Bob Johnson, successful executive and the only French-speaking executive in his office, arrives in Paris one week ahead of a multi-billion dollar bank acquisition deal.
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Collide

Rating: 4
Gail Mc Hugh’s tale about a young college graduate trying to figure out her love life, gives a glimpse into the life of twenty-something characters that are torn between carousing and growing up.
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The Never Fable

Rating: 4
Steven Brandsdorfer's The Never Fable begins, in a sense, with the ending.
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The Kronos Interference

Rating: 4
Doctor Jacob Newman is on his way to make a presentation when a man, who claims to be a friend of his grandfather’s, stops him and asks him about “Landsberg”.
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Things Go Wrong For Me (When life hands you lemons, add vodka)

Rating: 4
Author Rodney Lacroix tells (and shows) all in this collection of offbeat, outrageous and entertaining random thoughts and life experiences that take the form of short stories, cartoons, electronic drawings and photographs – original and digitally manipulated.
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Wait for Me

Rating: 5
Kate Alexander finds her life thrown into a whirlwind when she discovers the man whom she believed to be her husband of seven years, was an imposter and the life she has led for the past five years has been a lie.
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Life of the Party

Rating: 4
“Life of the Party” is a dark, angst-filled coming-of-age tale that follows the tumultuous life of Mackenzie, a seventeen-year-old on the brink of freedom from the childhood annoyances that have long plagued her.
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Chaste

Rating: 4
A tender and caring look at two teenagers trying to cope with difficult situations in a world where mistakes can have real and damaging consequences.
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Shaken, Not Stirred

Rating: 5
A spellbinding fictional account of Ian Fleming’s early intelligence and writing career during World War II.
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APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How To Publish a Book

Rating: 5
Kawasaki, the author of 11 previous books, and Welch, an author and developer of several iOS apps, look at self-publishing from every angle, leaving no stone unturned.
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Gathering Strength: Conversations With Afghan Women

Rating: 5
"Gathering Strength" lifts the veils from all of Afghanistan's female population through conversations with a cross-section of Afghan women from her visits to the country in 2003 and 2010.