Fiction

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 (Harcourt Children’s Books, April 2009) Grumpy old Ignatius B.

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“I want him brought to me alive.

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Royal families hold the title of being the precursor of reality entertainment. These infamous courts provide more melodrama and intrigue than chivalry and decorum.

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Beautiful yet vulnerable, Teresa McLaughlin knows how to push people’s buttons to get what she wants; she’s had lots of practice during her volatile fifteen-year marriage to Chris Donatti, who morp

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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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Steampunk is a genre for thinkers, and this book proves the point.

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This is the ninth collaboration between author Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrator Laura Cornell and it is perhaps the sweetest—but not so sweet as to give you a mouthful of cavities.

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On May 11 2010, the curtain well and truly rose on Stefanie Pintoff’s burgeoning crime fiction career, pulling her out of the shadows and into the limelight.

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Edgar Allen Poe, high-school cheerleading, and true love—not three subjects you might think would naturally work together to create a richly crafted love story.

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 You Wish is a whimsical twist on the movie Sixteen Candles with the hilarity of Liar Liar in a birthday wish scenario.

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“I, Edwin Newton Cheek, rode off to war that spring I was eleven, in the warm fly-buzzing days—in the spring of the lush lilacs, 1861.

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Katie Kampenfelt is smart, but not educated. She’s sassy, erratic, impulsive, and yet totally honest with the readers of her blog. She types away at her computer telling us the story of her life.

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“We hear of crimes so horrific they provoke anger and disbelief in equal proportions . . . These are the ugly manifestations of a society that is becoming unworthy of that name.”

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It is no secret that I’ve been a huge supporter of Hard Case Crime and their truly marvelous line of new and classic noir crime thrillers.

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Chang-Rae Lee’s novel, The Surrendered, is an ambitious work that explores, through the intersecting lives of three main characters, the effects of war and intense traumatic experiences.

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The Sweden of travelogues and ski vacation brochures is nowhere evident in the somber world of Chief Inspector Erik Winter, the protagonist of Åke Edwardson’s fifth crime novel to be published in E

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A manic desire. A refusal to let things go. An unwavering belief in one’s importance. Meet Philippa Gregory’s The Red Queen.

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What if Franklin Delano Roosevelt, instead of winning a third term as president, had been defeated by the Republican candidate Charles Lindbergh, the celebrated aviator and “America First” isolatio

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It’s a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time—or is it?

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“A well composed book is a magic carpet on which we are
wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” —Caroline Gordon

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Inheritance: n.
1. The act of inheriting.
2. The biological process of genetic transference of characteristics from parents to offspring.

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Sometimes in life it takes the realization of the enormity of the problems of the less fortunate in the world to awaken individuals to issues that haunt them much closer to home.

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The Dream of Perpetual Motion is a steampunk fairytale set in an alternative twentieth century.

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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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