Fiction

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If you thought it was impossible to tell a torturous tale about torture with grace, depth, insight, and compassion, then you must read In The Company of Angels by Thomas E. Kennedy.

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Marta Scheider’s life story begins in the early 1900s, a period of hard times in Europe and in her Swiss homeland in particular.

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“Even in the suit, (Judge) Hubbard’s thick neck and big glasses gave him the air of a character actor playing a bit part on a low-budget cable movie.  Jesse Jackson kicked into gear with kisses, so

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Hamish Macbeth enjoys his bachelor life as a police constable in the Scottish town of Lochdubh with his dog and wild cat.

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The world of professional boxing has historically been tainted by organized crime on many occasions.  There are those who believe even when completely legitimate, the sport lends itself to same kin

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Animal Crackers Fly the Coop is a hilariously funny book that children will love and repeat the jokes in forever.

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A leading Spanish postmodernist novelist paraphrases, summarizes, and cites James Joyce’s modernist “mistresspiece,” most-loved of all that Irishman’s works.

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The leaves will soon be changing and a chill will enter the air, and then Halloween will be upon us with all its fun and fair.

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After last year’s overwhelming success with not only her book, Mrs. Miracle, but also the Hallmark Christmas movie, Ms. Macomber has come forth with this sequel, Call Me Mrs.

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My Dad My Hero, a 32-page picture book, examines how special fathers are in a child’s life.

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That ever-exuberant Siamese kitty with the huge ears is back in this rollicking tale. This time, he’s off for an adventure in his spice (um, space) suit to investigate the planet Mars.

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In Last Night’s Scandal, Loretta Chase evokes a classic romantic theme: the unexpected transformation of a childhood friendship into a love story.

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Leader Garden Press, September 2009

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“I slouched against a rusted girder Nelson Algren would have been proud of, about a block from the corner of Lake and Wabash.”

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The Raindrop is a beautifully illustrated picture book about a raindrop and its place in the world. The story begins with the Raindrop having a discussion with a cloud.

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“You’ll like it. No, I’d prefer you to suck me off,” he said.
“While I wear my cock,” she said.
“Yes.”
“While I wear my big thick green cock.”
“That’s what I want.”

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Imagine the lives that would be saved, the life-altering wounds prevented, if there existed a device that could find and detonate Improvised Explosive Devices well ahead of a military patrol or con

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Read Slammer and you’ll feel a cold steel spike piercing your brain. You’ll feel your insides sucked out through your bellybutton.

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Pony Scouts: Pony Crazy is a simple, 32-page, easy reader about horses and a girl named Meg. Meg loves everything to do with horses.

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The much-anticipated conclusion to the young adult series, the Hunger Games, has finally arrived.

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Marcel Möring’s In a Dark Wood is a highly literary, imaginative, and experimental novel that explores large themes—including Jewish identity after the Holocaust and the search for meaning

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Drawn to the hallucinatory, enchanted by the morbid, the gothic sensibility mixes incarceration with necromancy, technology with architecture, vampires with séances.

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First time novelist L. M. Preston succeeds in writing a book boys will want to read. Not an easy task when 12-year-olds are more captivated by a flashing screen than a stationary page.

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What is terrifying? What makes you feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up? What makes you repeatedly look over your shoulder?

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