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THE TRUTH ABOUT GOODBYE

Rating: 5
In THE TRUTH ABOUT GOODBYE, an aging chorus boy named Sebastian Hart is still grief-stricken a year after his husband’s death.
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WHY THEY STAY: SEX SCANDALS, DEALS AND HIDDEN AGENDAS OF NINE POLITICAL WIVES

Rating: 4
Politics from a fresh angle, WHY THEY STAY offers a slightly cynical yet deeply affecting take on nine powerful relationships, examining philandering husbands and the fallout from their actions in largely US politics.
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SOLOMON BULL

Rating: 4
SOLOMON BULL is a suspenseful tale that makes telling commentary on American Indians and the U.S. government.
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DEVASTATED LANDS

Rating: 4
DEVASTATED LANDS follows Shane Cooper, a loner who prefers wilderness to people. But after the huge eruption of Mount Rainier, Cooper becomes a reluctant savior guiding a group of survivors back to civilization.
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BACKSTRAP

Rating: 5
The theme in BACKSTRAP is damaged goods, personified in the main character, an Iraq War vet and recovering drug addict.
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GIDEON: THE SOUND AND THE GLORY

Rating: 4
Joseph Ganci’s novel takes on the character of the reluctant and self-deprecating warrior Gideon who, as instructed by Yahweh, freed the ungrateful, idol-worshipping Israelites from their seven-year servitude to the Midian Empire.
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SIZE ZERO

Rating: 5
SIZE ZERO involves a cold case crime whose previously-missing girl/victim is literally stitched into a coat worn by a model on the runway.
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KILLER IN THE HOLY CITY

Rating: 4
A mysterious murderer seems to be copying the Boston Strangler – can the police, with the help of forensic consultants Danie and Cal Callahan, track down the killer before he strikes again?
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30-DAY BOOK MARKETING CHALLENGE

Rating: 4
In a “It’s not all about you” guide to effectively using social media to boost book sales, Rachel Thompson’s book gives daily tasks and explanations on how to sell your work and what to do to ensure success once the hard graft of putting pen to paper is over.
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ACCIDENTAL EVILS

Rating: 4
In this excellent adventure novel, Steve Dimodica displays his insider knowledge about the military and a highly skilled approach to hidden conspiracies and bizarro world politics.
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Heartbreak and time travel make for a powerful mix in NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

Rating: 4
NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE follows Dr. Dennis Tanner, a New York surgeon who one day begins to mysteriously lose time. Soon enough, Tanner realizes he's being fast-forwarded into the future.
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Two teens become targets of a mysterious shooting in CHICO BOY

Rating: 4
A teenage boy and his best friend find themselves in the middle of a bizarre situation when they witness a nearby shooting.
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A SUMMER OF GOOD-BYES

Rating: 4.5
A man's vacation in Provence with his wife and adopted son brings him into contact again with his lost love and her dying partner.
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#eSociety: In the Digital Age, No One Should Be Left Behind

Rating: 4
Part memoir, part clarion call, #eSociety makes an impressive argument for how to democratize the tech industry for all classes.
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MEMORIES OF A HOME: ELM STREET

Rating: 4
MEMORIES OF A HOME is a charming time-capsule treatment of Americana in the mid-1960s.
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THE HACKER CHRONICLES

Rating: 4
A young man finds that a job with a surveillance organization offers him opportunities for adventure and danger as a cyber-detective.
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MOONSTROKE

Rating: 4
Set twelve years after a Moon colony lost contact with Earth, MOONSTROKE is a stellar account of human resilience, ingenuity, and courage.
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WATERSHED Might Seem Crazy, But It Knows What It’s Doing

Rating: 4.7
For Raquel – phone-addict, lost soul, being post-coitally ejected from the belly of a light aircraft (albeit with what is hopefully a functional parachute) is just the start of her problems.
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TEENAGE DEGENERATE

Rating: 4
A young man's life degenerates into a haze of crystal meth addiction and self-destruction – but can he escape on his own?
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THE AMERICAN SWEENEY TODD

Rating: 5
A brilliant but troubled surgeon becomes a serial killer – but can he evade the famous Elliot Ness?
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Unseal LETTERS TO ALICE for an inspiring tale both intimate and epic

Rating: 4
Frazier and Margaret Pickett are 21st Century American writers blocked in both art and life. Katya Ivashov is a spirited young writer in Stalinist Russia, blocked only by the oppression of the regime. Their stories interweave in a narrative ode to love, literature, and the eternal struggle for change.
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Prepare For Nightmares After THE BABY MONITOR… If You Sleep At All

Rating: 4.5
Starting with the simple conceit of a pair of sleepless parents, THE BABY MONITOR spins out into a hair-raising tale of a couple on the edge.
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TUCKER’S EYES: LIFE LESSONS FROM A ONE-EYED HAVANESE

Rating: 4.3
Anyone who’s ever owned a dog from a very young age, and cared for it in sickness and health, knows the pain of losing that beloved pet when it’s time.
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BELIEVE

Rating: 5
Geoffrey Visgilio’s novel of discovery begins with a young man named Jared November, who is about to celebrate his 35th birthday in a most novel way—by blowing his head off with a shotgun.