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Author: Soong, Janelle
Doctors & Medicine Humor

What does a pharmacist really do? How much pill-counting is involved? Can I have a glass of wine with these antibiotics?

“Let Sleeping Pharmacists Lie” is a collection of funny (and 100% true) anecdotes from Pharmacy school and musings on the healthcare sector. From Viagra lovers to paracetamol hagglers, Janelle tells all in this labour of love inspired by her personal encounters. Delve deep into the colourful – and at times, mystifying – world of Pharmacy.

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Author: Yanez, Vincent
U.S. History

We all remember where we were that day. Just like the day Kennedy was shot or the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, we found that we were shocked together, we were angry together, we were sad together and we mourned together. Just like those days, September 11th, 2001 became a part of our National Memory.

In his book, Einstein’s Shutter, author Vincent Yanez wrote about those days and weeks following that day in September, but he never told the story of what he saw that day. This book is not only his account of where he was, but is also a collection of stories from all over the world, from every day people who also wanted to share what that day meant to them.

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Author: Wilks, James
Science Fiction Adventure

The year is 2126. Mars and the Moon have been colonized, and mankind has begun to push out into the Jovian sector, the dark region of space beyond the asteroid belt rich with resources but also rife with danger.

Clea Staples is the captain of Gringolet, a commuter vessel that ferries passengers and cargo for the corporations that finance off-world colonies and mining operations. She and her crew have just accepted a lucrative job that will take them from Earth to Mars, and then beyond to a tiny mining facility in orbit around distant Saturn.

What they don’t know, however, is that all is not as it seems. There are forces at work even beyond the machinations of the corporations, and as a series of mishaps and seemingly chance encounters bring them ever closer to disaster, it becomes clear that Staples and her crew will need all of the skill, wit, and luck they can muster… or this Jovian run might be their last.

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Author: Larkin, Matt
Nordic Myth & Legend Fantasy

Driven to become king. Fated to be a god.
In the cold winters of an ice age, Odin was born to be a mere jarl. But Fate has staked a claim upon him. When his brother falls under a ghostly curse, a goddess offers Odin a chance to save him. If Odin can make himself king—and promise an unspecified favor—she will make him and his family immortal.

In desperation, Odin begins a quest to become king of all the Aesir. But his journey exposes him to forces more powerful than even the goddess: the Norns who foretell Fate. They warn of a terrible burden he will bear, and of the coming end times, Ragnarok.

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Author: Maguire, Mark Wallace
Espionage Thrillers
Rand O’Neal, an ambition-less newspaper reporter, is given a single task upon the death of his grandfather:
Destroy a mysterious map.
What should be a simple errand thrusts Rand into a journey across three countries where he discovers humanity’s biggest secret.
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Author: Donovan, J.S
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

In the 1970s, something horrible happened within the Manson House’s walls. Fifty years later and no one has stepped foot inside.

Harold Roberts, an accountant-turn-robber, just took his family out of Portland as well as two million dollars in untraceable stolen cash. The decrepit, three-story Manson House seems like the perfect hideaway until the heat passes… Nothing could be further from the truth. Strange occurrences plight his nine-year-old twins, his wife declines into madness, and a vengeful adversary has his scent. Meanwhile, dark rumors in town and the influx of strangers have the locals on edge. What great evil lurks within the Manson House’s walls? And why is it returning now?

Grace: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Deon, Natashia
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African American Historical Fiction

For a runaway slave in the 1840s south, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic Massa. That’s what fifteen–year–old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a gun–toting Jewish madam named Cynthia. Amidst a revolving door of gamblers and prostitutes, Naomi falls into a love affair with a smooth–talking white man named Jeremy.

The product of their union is Josey, whose white skin and blond hair mark her as different from the others on the plantation. Having been taken in as an infant by a free slave named Charles, Josey has never known her mother, who was murdered at her birth.

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Author: Lanyon, Josh
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LGBTQ+ Mystery

A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, the former agent has put his old life behind him—but it seems his old life isn’t finished with him.

A young man has gone missing from campus—and as a favor to a family friend, Elliot agrees to do a little sniffing around. His investigations bring him face-to-face with his former lover, Tucker Lance, the special agent handling the case.

Things ended badly with Tucker, and neither man is ready to back down on the fight that drove them apart. But they have to figure out a way to move beyond their past and work together as more men go missing and Elliot becomes the target in a killer’s obsessive game…

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Author: Major, Michelle
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Family Life Fiction

Is the new girl in town all she appears?

She needs a new start…

Not a new man.

Kaitlin Carmody is a woman with a past—one she’d like to forget. A string of bad choices led to a fresh start in the small town of Starlight, so when her boss shows signs of serious illness, she’s determined to help him the best she can. But Finn Samuelson, her boss’s handsome, headstrong son, is certain Kaitlin is taking advantage of his father and running his family’s bank into the ground. When attraction overcomes reason, Finn must decide if Kaitlin is really a threat to his family…or its salvation.

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Author: Bagshawe, Tilly
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Contemporary British Fiction
To the outside world, Siena McMahon has a fairy-tale life. Born into a great Hollywood dynasty-granddaughter of movie legend Duke McMahon, daughter of billionaire producer Pete McMahon-she is blessed with beauty, brains, and wealth…a proverbial princess. Yet behind the wrought-iron gates of the sprawling McMahon mansion in Hancock Park, her life is far from idyllic. The McMahons are bound together not by love but by infighting and ambition. When a gold-digging English aristocrat, Caroline Berkeley, worms her way into their lives and their home, the family’s potent mix of jealousy and wealth explodes.

Blood: A Memoir (affiliate link)

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Author: Moorer, Allison
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Country & Folk Composer Biographies
The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter’s haunting, lyrical memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art
Mobile, Alabama, 1986. A fourteen-year-old girl is awakened by the unmistakable sound of gunfire. On the front lawn, her father has shot and killed her mother before turning the gun on himself. Allison Moorer would grow up to be an award-winning musician, with her songs likened to “a Southern accent: eight miles an hour, deliberate, and very dangerous to underestimate” (Rolling Stone). But that moment, which forever altered her own life and that of her older sister, Shelby, has never been far from her thoughts. Now, in her journey to understand the unthinkable, to parse the unknowable, Allison uses her lyrical storytelling powers to lay bare the memories and impressions that make a family, and that tear a family apart.
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Author: Callender, Kacen
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Historical Fantasy

On the islands of Hans Lollik, Sigourney Rose was the only survivor when her family was massacred by the colonizers. When the childless king of the islands declares he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney is ready to exact her revenge.

But someone is killing off the ruling families to clear a path to the throne. And as the bodies pile up and all eyes regard her with suspicion, Sigourney must find allies among her prey and the murderer among her peers… lest she become the next victim.

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Author: Roker, Al
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Biographies of Journalists
Today coanchor Al Roker presents an entertaining guide to achieving a life of happiness and success through the power of “yes!”
These days, the road to success can feel jampacked with scheduling, networking, nonstop hustle, and flat-out absurdity. And no one knows that better than Al Roker—beloved cohost of The Today Show, weatherperson extraordinaire, and the man we all secretly wish we could turn to for wisdom and wisecracks in our everyday lives. From his college days as a polyester suit-clad weather forecaster in Syracuse to battling and buttering up the “Butter Man” during the legendary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Al has learned worthwhile lessons over a long, successful career. And now, for the first time, Al is ready to unleash savvy advice on how to embrace happiness and the power of saying “yes,” alongside a host of humorous tips and tricks about how to succeed in life.

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