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My Own Magic

On a warm afternoon, on the first day of school, the new sixth-graders have gathered to hang out. Morgan and her best friend Natasha notice a woman who doesn’t look quite like she belongs. The next day this mysterious woman is introduced as their special writing teacher who will help prepare them to participate in NaNoWriMo. They will each have to write about twenty to twenty-five pages. It seems like a lot.
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Fatlash!

FATLASH! , a cautionary tale by Karen Kataline is an insightful look at the relationship between girls who are sexualized at a young age and obesity in later life.
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Fietlebaum’s Escape

Issac Fietlebaum may be fluent in Yiddish and the finer aspects of Jewish cuisine but he is not, as one might expect, an average Jewish Earthling.
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When I Found You

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes "When I Found You", an exquisite, emotional tale of the unexpected bonds that nothing in life can break.
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Designed For Perfection

Ronan Callahan has it all: runway model good looks, an IQ 20 points above average, blinding speed, superior strengths and a host of other powers he is just learning about. DESIGNED FOR PERFECTION is a young adult romance played out against a science fiction plot line.
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All the Difference

In this suspenseful suburban mystery, author Kaira Rouda weaves the lives of a diverse cast of characters, including three women whose career and personal paths are intertwined.
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Gary, The Four-Eyed Fairy And Other Stories

GARY, THE FOUR-EYED FAIRY AND OTHER STORIES is a zany collection of interconnected tales, chronicling the life and times of J.T. Glass, a security guard armed with a sharp tongue, keen wit and vivid imagination.
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Bobby Ether And The Academy

BOBBY ETHER AND THE ACADEMY reels you in from the first line: It would take a miracle to win the game. And, lo and behold, fourteen-year-old Bobby somehow, miraculously, makes the last-second shot to defeat his basketball team’s middle-school rivals.
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Raise the Child You’ve Got, Not the One You Want

As a parent, do you have what it takes to celebrate your child regardless of their abilities, desires or personality? Most don’t. Which is one of the reasons Nancy Rose wrote the book, RAISE THE CHILD YOU’VE GOT, NOT THE ONE YOU WANT.
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The Lady Leathernecks

THE LADY LEATHERNECKS is a surprise – it’s not your usual chick lit in any sense of the term. The book’s about a Starbucks barista named Allyn Kend, a Marine Corps newbie, who defies the female military stereotype of the typical tough-as-nails, G.I. Jane-type.
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Desecration

Detective Sargent Jamie Brooke lives a stark life as she shuttles between the exigencies of her job with the London police and the needs of her critically ill daughter. Her only outlet, a rather infrequent one, is an occasional visit to a milonga for an evening of tango. Assigned to a high profile murder case involving the elite of British society, her two worlds collide to form a parent’s worst nightmare.
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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.