Fiction

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The Woman at the Well

This extraordinary historical novel takes place in the Middle East in the time of the Prophet Muhammad with the focus on a man named Khalid ibn al-Walid (aka “The Conqueror”) who never lost a battle, but who struggles daily with his past.
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Matadors

What begins for Mike Norton as a night of catching up with friend-turned-acquaintance becomes a series of emails, to his ex-wife of thirteen hours, in which he re-examines life and the connections he has made.
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Event Horizon Conspiracy

The actual conspiracy in Event Horizon Conspiracy begins when the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds a DNA project meant for good. But when DNA researcher Jason Menard discovers that the project is actually intended to create mass replication of rDNA doses, he disappears, starting an aggressive undercover search of funeral homes, graves and a jaunt to France, where the evil is housed.
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Easy

Jackie has made the unfortunate decision of following her high school boyfriend, Kennedy to the state school he chose, rather than follow her talents to the first rate music university programs she could have gotten into. Thinking that their love would last—or at least continue on campus, Jackie is blindsided when she is promptly dumped by Kennedy and left in a place that she isn’t sure she should even be.
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Red, Right, Return

If you’re suffering the gloom of a northern latitude spring, you could do a lot worse than joining Chad and his sister Georgene on this charming Florida Keys adventure.
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Cassie Draws the Universe

A combination of Catcher in the Rye, A Clockwork Orange, Silence of the Lambs and Girl Interrupted, “Cassie Draws the Universe” is opera. It is opulent, grand and brilliant in strange ways, executed with a low grade fever.
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The Siren's Call

Steve and Kip are successful lawyers. Initially rivals, they teamed up in high school to form an unbeatable team. As the story begins, Steve's girlfriend has been tragically killed by a drunk driver. Steve begins hearing voices. After he confides this to Kip, his friend decides to take him to Hawaii to help him recover. But Kip is hiding a terrible secret from his partner and best friend, one that could destroy their relationship.
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Zenker

Teddy Mathews is a decent, hard-working middle class guy who stumbles upon a sinister plot to steal a mind control formula from a gifted, eccentric scientist.
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Charlie Chan Meets Tom Swifty

This little book opens with Charlie Chan sitting on a bench talking to his friend Tom Swifty, who decides to make a list of the pearls of wisdom inspired by Chan’s life and experience as a famous detective. And so begins a list of Tom Swiftys, which the author quotes Wikipedia defining as: “a phrase in which a quoted sentence is linked by a pun to the manner in which it is attributed.”
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Magic in the Moonlight

A disjointed tale of a love triangle in which all three participants have no realistic reasons for their actions.
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The Seven

While there are elements of known works like I Am Number Four, such as the absent parents, the best friend assigned to watch over the main character, a strange and sudden development of paranormal powers, The Seven draws on a new premise involving a battle within all the of Earth’s personified elements in order to control the very powerful protagonist.
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Father Tierney Stumbles

Father Joe Tierney is a gay, Catholic priest who just found out he is HIV positive. We first meet Tierney as a devastated, disguised, man leaving an STD clinic in a part of town where he is sure not to be recognized. His world has basically crumbled, and will continue to break down. Not only is Father Tierney very much in the closet, he is terrified of what this diagnosis will mean if it gets out.
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Born in Rio

Rita Ray is uprooted by her mother, Maia, from their home in Brazil for a new life in Florida. She works hard and becomes a successful banker in New York but seldom dates and keeps everyone at a distance, until the day she gets a call informing her that her mother is dying from cancer. Rita rushes to the hospital, anxious to make up for her fifteen years of absence. The reunion is not to be.
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Since 1959: An Eight Year-old’s Initiation into the World of Cleveland Indians Baseball and Life in the Fifties

The book follows the fortunes of the Cleveland Indians baseball team in their 1959 pennant race. It opens with eight-year old Andy rising at 5:30AM to retrieve the newspaper (and milk delivered to the door step) and read the “Cleveland Indians starting line up for the 1959 baseball season opener.”
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Ladies of the Borobudur

Barbara Haines Howett’s eleven interlinked stories take us into the lives of ex-pat women in Indonesia in the early 1970s. There are two worlds to explore here: colorful Indonesia and the claustrophobic world of corporate wives--before feminism made its mark.
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Wool Omnibus Edition

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.
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Milkshake

Milkshake is a funny and insightful look at the issues of new motherhood and an eyebrow-raising spoof on political causes run amok.
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The Black Stone Prophecy

Alex Baj’s Young Adult Fantasy novel The Black Stone Prophecy is the first in a series centered around 12 year old Tom O’Malley and the magical realm of Nyi.
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When Comes What Darkly Thieves

Ben Rubin’s dark fairytale, When Comes What Darkly Thieves, weaves a story of poetic strangeness.
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Superman’s Cape

A spellbinding story of Sara Connely, a mother of two boys, who is rebuilding their lives after her husband was brutally murdered six months earlier. It is also the story of Jacob Hanson, a weatherman with a gift of sight, who is drawn into Sara’s life when Kyle, Sara’s eldest son gets lost in the woods just as a devastating hurricane is about to hit the town.
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Damian’s Oracle

An intricate tale, starring a humdrum suburban young professional named Sofia who courageously, if a bit too effortlessly, faces the gravitas of her inescapable destiny: she transforms into an Oracle, (an immortal clairvoyant).
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Ros

Ros is the story of Marci Cramer and her race against time to save Ros, who has crash-landed her spaceship near Marci’s house. Add into the mix, Marci’s ex mother-in-law, a neurotic cat, a handsome government agent, and a die-hard alien hunter, and you have a wild, unconventional adventure filled with romance and intrigue.
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Spoonful

Michael Lira is a crafty heroin addict with all sorts of sordid things going on. Not only does he manage not to work and always have enough cash for drugs, but his escapades along the way make for a great story.
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Rising Sunsets

David Fletcher is an American who is starting a new life as a teacher in Japan. He leaves behind him his loving and supportive mother, but also a failed relationship with his girlfriend and his abusive father.