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Author: McClendon, Lise, Tate, Rory
Mystery Anthologies

Set in Jackson Hole where the Old West merges with upscale art galleries and adrenaline adventures” art dealer Alix Thorssen balances her love of beauty with her drive to find justice in these four complete mystery novels, originally published in hardcover from 1994 to 2001.

From an Indian Reservation to whitewater kayaking, from the icy secrets during a winter carnival to the howl of the lone wolf, Alix – stoic, loving, and strong – strives to do her best when confronted with evil. A Montanan of Norwegian descent she is also looking for love. Like many young women she isn’t ready to settle down. There are too many adventures out there in the wild, wild West.

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Author: Arenson, Daniel
Space Exploration Science Fiction

We hide in shadows. Our planet is lost. We are the last humans, and we must go home.

Two thousand years ago, aliens destroyed Earth. Our fleets shattered. Billions died. The last humans fled a burning planet, heading to the stars.

Today we are still refugees. Hungry. Afraid. Our enemies hunt us everywhere.

So we hide. On distant asteroids. In rundown space stations. In deep caves on frozen worlds. And we dream.

Of green hills. Blue skies. Golden fields. We dream of Earth.

And for the first time, we have hope.

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Author: Crabtree, Lester
Biographies of Comedians
Did you hear the one about the naughty kid who became a comedian?
In this book you will learn that despite a lot of efforts from the powers that be, and my own outrageous behaviour for me to not even exist in this life, I actually, through blood, sweat and tears have survived to tell the tale.
I know we all dream of having the perfect child, but I was far from this. In fact I was a mischievous daredevil who would do anything for a laugh and some pocket money to buy a packet of fags. In layman terms, as a kid I was a little shit, as you will discover in the early chapters.
You will see that my early life, a far from normal start, paved the way for me to take stupidity and danger into my life as a comedian and entertainer.
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Author: Wilton, Patrice
Contemporary Romance

Cardiac surgeon Sean Flannigan lost his daughter to a rare form of leukemia, he can mend broken hearts, but his is beyond repair. Kayla Holmes, along with her sisters, inherited guest cottages in the Keys after their stepfather died. Their high spirits and positive energy are a beacon of light that directs Sean’s sailboat into Paradise Cove.
Can Kayla’s compassion find a crack in Sean’s armor? Will love be enough to heal a wounded heart?

This riveting romance is the second book in the Paradise Cove series
Taylor Holmes has a lot on her plate–running a family owned resort, planning a wedding for her sister, and now the added worry as she opens her dream cafe. Throw in a hurricane and a sexy boat captain who doesn’t take no for an answer, and this book will keep you glued to your Kindle. Romance, passion, and hot nights guarantee reading pleasure.

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Author: Hayes, Christopher, Magana, Patrick
Psychology Research

Do you want to improve your brain power by thinking critically in your daily life?
Are you interested in deepening your understanding without judgement, bias, or manipulation?
Are you seeking confidence in your arguments and wish to think more efficiently?

If you find yourself wanting to know more about critical thinking strategies, you’ve found the perfect solution.

This workbook is for the individual who wants to think clearly and organized – for the person who wants to make the best decisions for themselves.

Critical thinking is a mindset more than a technique.

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Author: Babbington, Polly
Romantic Comedy

A sweeping, sparkly blue beach town surrounded by water, criss-crossed with sweet old laneways, filled with wonderful characters and overlooked by a quaint old blue and white lighthouse.

We meet the lovely Sallie Broadchurch and follow her bringing back to life an unloved old boathouse – pretty, forty and very much looking for a new life by the sea.

Holly and Xian are the gorgeous owners of the Pretty Beach Bakery, along with Holly’s son Rory, a doctor in the city and Sallie’s best friend Nina. Then there’s beautiful Jessica and her amazing bride Camilla of Pretty Beach Fish and Chips, Nel the local bus driver and the delectable David Windsor, businessman extraordinaire.

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Author: Sullenberger, Chesley B., Zaslow, Jeffrey
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Aviation History

Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.

Sully’s story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. It reminds us all that, even in these days of conflict, tragedy and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for—that life’s challenges can be met if we’re ready for them.

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Author: Graham, Heather
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Romantic Suspense
Ann and Jon Marcel are a rare case; five years after their divorce, they’re good friends, and Ann has come to love Jon’s hometown of New Orleans. Until the day Jon staggers through her door covered in blood and mumbling, “I didn’t do it.” Jon is charged with murdering a stripper, and in order to save him, Ann will have to dive into the sordid New Orleans underworld, looking for clues in erotic clubs and seamy jazz spots. And, if that weren’t enough, she must deal with the resolute detective bent on bringing her husband to justice—the eagle-eyed lieutenant who dogs her steps and surfaces in her dreams. But despite her wavering affections, Ann has bigger concerns as she becomes embroiled in a fight not only for Jon’s freedom, but also for her life.
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Author: Bell, P. G.
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Children’s Fantasy & Magic Adventure

A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.

The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train. It’s a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottom shipwrecks, to Trollville, to space.

But when this impossible train comes roaring through Suzy’s living room, her world turns upside down. After sneaking on board, Suzy suddenly finds herself Deputy Post Master aboard the train, and faced with her first delivery—to the evil Lady Crepuscula.

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Author: Lewis, Richard D.
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Social Customs & Traditions
The successful managers for the next century will be the culturally sensitive ones. You can gain competitive advantage from having strategies to deal with the cultural differences you will encounter in any international business setting. Richard Lewis provides a guide to working and communicating across cultures, and explains how your culture and language affect the ways in which you think and respond. This revised and expanded edition in paperback of Richard Lewis’s book provides an ever more global and practical guide not just to understanding but also managing in different business cultures. New chapters on more than a dozen countries – from Iraq, Israel and Pakistan to Serbia, Columbia and Venezuela – vastly broaden the range.
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Author: Vandermeer, Jeff, Vandermeer, Ann
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Science Fiction Anthologies
Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Including stories from the 1970s to the present day, the collection seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas. From the literary heft of Angela Carter to the searing power of Octavia Butler, Sisters of the Revolution gathers daring examples of speculative fiction’s engagement with feminism. Dark, satirical stories such as Eileen Gunn’s “Stable Strategies for Middle Management” and the disturbing horror of James Tiptree Jr.’s “The Screwfly Solution” reveal the charged intensity at work in the field.

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Author: Meuwissen, Amanda
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LGBT Fantasy

It’s not easy being someone’s fairy tale.

Leigh Hurley is making a name for himself among thieves and criminals, even if it isn’t the life he would’ve chosen. He shouldn’t have screwed over the Moretti brothers, though. It landed him in the river with weights on his feet. But somehow he’s escaped certain death. The last thing he remembers before waking on the riverbank is a beautiful face and a soft kiss.

Then, Tolomeo turns up naked at Leigh’s apartment.

Tolly comes from a race of killers—merfolk who drown humans for fun. But Tolly is different, and when he sees a human in trouble, he offers a kiss, granting the man the ability to breathe underwater… and himself the ability to walk on land, at least until the next full moon. The ancient laws state that if he is given a vow of love by the one he kissed, he will be able to keep his legs. If not, he will be put to death when he returns to the water.

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Author: Gardner, Erle Stanley
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Noir Crime

Lost for more than 75 years, The Knife Slipped was meant to be the second book in the series, but shelved when Gardner’s publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool’s tendency to “talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people.” But this tale of adultery and corruption, of double-crosses and triple identities—however shocking for 1939—shines today as a glorious present from the past, a return to the heyday of private eyes and shady dames, of powerful criminals, crooked cops, blazing dialogue, and delicious plot twists.

Donald Lam has never been cooler—not even when played by Frank Sinatra on the U.S. Steel Hour of Mystery in 1946. Bertha Cool has never been tougher. And Erle Stanley Gardner has never been better.

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Author: Gray, Jami
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Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

Raine’s spent a lifetime hunting monsters, but can she stop her prey from exposing the supernatural community one bloody corpse at a time?

Everyone fears the hunter in the shadows–especially the monsters…

Raine McCord, forged in the brutal maelstrom of magic and science, is an elite hunter at home hunting monsters through the murky shadows of the supernatural world of the Kyn. Not the easiest job when you’re trying to keep the humans ignorant of the existence of creatures typically confined to campfire tales. It gets harder when a series of disappearances and deaths in the Kyn community suggests someone wants to rip the thin veil of secrecy aside and expose the horror lurking behind the curtain.

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Author: Gier, Kerstin
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Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals. The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what’s really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn’t possibly know—unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute….

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