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Akin

Akin

Donoghue, Emma, 1969- author
2019

In her first contemporary novel since Room, bestselling author Emma Donoghue returns with her next masterpiece, a brilliant tale of love, loss and family. A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes his great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets.

Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when a social worker calls looking for a temporary home for Michael, his eleven-year-old great-nephew. Though he has never met the boy, he gets talked into taking him along to France.



This odd couple, suffering from jet lag and culture shock, argue about everything from steak haché to screen time, and the trip is looking like a disaster. But as Michael's ease with tech and sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past, both of them come to grasp the risks that people in all eras have run for their loved ones, and find they are more akin than they knew.

Written with all the tenderness and psychological intensity that made Room a huge bestseller, Akin is a funny, heart-wrenching tale of an old man and a boy who unpick their painful story and start to write a new one together.

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Black leopard, red wolf

Black leopard, red wolf

James, Marlon, 1970- author
2019

In this epic new novel from Marlon James, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings , myth, fantasy and history merge in the stunning story of a mercenary's quest to find a missing child.

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Hired to find a mysterious boy who has disappeared, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group assembled to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as the Leopard.

As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he fights for survival, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep the boy from being found? And perhaps most important of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?

Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, the excesses of ambition, and our need to understand them all.

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The courage to be disliked : the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to change your life and achieve real happiness

The courage to be disliked : the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to change your life and achieve real happiness

Kishimi, Ichirō, 1956- author
2019

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for the mind, The Courage to Be Disliked is the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to free yourself from the shackles of past experiences and others' expectations to achieve real happiness.

The Courage to Be Disliked , already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be.

Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of twentieth century psychology, this book follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own life, free from the shackles of past experiences, doubts, and the expectations of others. It's a way of thinking that is deeply liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us have placed on ourselves. The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefitted from its wisdom.

This is a truly special book in the vein of Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up but for the mind. Those ready to embrace the insights and liberation promised by The Courage to Be Disliked will come to a deeper understanding of themselves and others, and find the inspiration to take the reins of their own life.

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The daughter's tale

The daughter's tale

Correa, Armando Lucas, 1959-, author
2019

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

"[B]reathtakingly threaded together from start to finish with the sound of a beating heart." -- The New York Times

"Searing." -- People

"Immersive, both heartbreaking and redemptive, steeped in harrowing historical events and heroic acts of compassion that will have you reflecting on the best and worst the human heart has to offer." --Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

From the internationally bestselling author of The German Girl , an unforgettable family saga exploring a hidden piece of World War II history and the lengths a mother will go to protect her children--perfect for fans of Lilac Girls , We Were the Lucky Ones , and The Alice Network.

BERLIN, 1939 . The dreams that Amanda Sternberg and her husband, Julius, had for their daughters are shattered when the Nazis descend on Berlin, burning down their beloved family bookshop and sending Julius to a concentration camp. Desperate to save her children, Amanda flees toward the south of France, where the widow of an old friend of her husband's has agreed to take her in. Along the way, a refugee ship headed for Cuba offers another chance at escape and there, at the dock, Amanda is forced to make an impossible choice that will haunt her for the rest of her life. Once in Haute-Vienne, her brief respite is inter­rupted by the arrival of Nazi forces, and Amanda finds herself in a labor camp where she must once again make a heroic sacrifice.

NEW YORK, 2015 . Eighty-year-old Elise Duval receives a call from a woman bearing messages from a time and country that she forced herself to forget. A French Catholic who arrived in New York after World War II, Elise is shocked to discover that the letters were from her mother, written in German during the war. Despite Elise's best efforts to stave off her past, seven decades of secrets begin to unravel.

Based on true events, The Daughter's Tale chronicles one of the most harrowing atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis during the war. Heart­breaking and immersive, it is a beautifully crafted family saga of love, survival, and redemption.

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A door in the earth

A door in the earth

Waldman, Amy, 1969- author
2019

F rom the author of the national bestseller The Submission comes the journey of a young Afghan-American woman trapped between her ideals and the complicated truth in this "penetrating" ( O, Oprah Magazine ), "stealthily suspenseful," ( Booklist, starred review), "breathtaking and achingly nuanced" ( Kirkus , starred review) novel for readers of Cutting for Stone and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Parveen Shams, a college senior in search of a calling, feels pulled between her charismatic and mercurial anthropology professor and the comfortable but predictable Afghan-American community in her Northern California hometown. When she discovers a bestselling book called Mother Afghanistan , a memoir by humanitarian Gideon Crane that has become a bible for American engagement in the country, she is inspired. Galvanized by Crane's experience, Parveen travels to a remote village in the land of her birth to join the work of his charitable foundation.
When she arrives, however, Crane's maternity clinic, while grandly equipped, is mostly unstaffed. The villagers do not exhibit the gratitude she expected to receive. And Crane's memoir appears to be littered with mistakes, or outright fabrications. As the reasons for Parveen's pilgrimage crumble beneath her, the U.S. military, also drawn by Crane's book, turns up to pave the solde road to the village, bringing the war in their wake. When a fatal ambush occurs, Parveen must decide whether her loyalties lie with the villagers or the soldiers -- and she must determine her own relationship to the truth.
Amy Waldman, who reported from Afghanistan for the New York Times after 9/11, has created a taut, propulsive novel about power, perspective, and idealism, brushing aside the dust of America's longest-standing war to reveal the complicated truths beneath. A Door in the Earth is the rarest of books, one that helps us understand living history through poignant characters and unforgettable storytelling.

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Every little piece of me

Every little piece of me

Jones, Amy, 1976- author
2019

From the bestselling author of We're All in This Together comes a novel about family, friendship, fame, and the cost of living in the public eye -- because when everyone suddenly knows your name, it's easy to forget who you really are.

"The first time they met, Mags saved Ava's life. The second time they met, Ava saved Mags's."
Ava Hart is the most reluctant cast member of a reality TV show based on her big city family's (mostly staged) efforts to run a B&B in small-town Nova Scotia. Every family has its problems, but Ava has grown up seeing her family's every up and down broadcast on national television, after the show becomes an unexpected success for reasons that will take a heavy toll on the Harts.
Mags Kovach is the charismatic lead singer of a struggling Halifax rock band hoping to be the Next Big Thing. For years she's managed to contain her demons and navigate the uglier aspects of being a woman in the music world, but after a devastating loss, she turns her anger on the only person she can: herself.
As their private tragedies continue to set social media and tabloid headlines on fire, their every move subjected to an endless stream of public commentary, it will be their unexpected friendship that will save them. They will push back against the roles they've been forced to play, and take back control of something they thought they'd lost forever -- the right to their own stories.

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Grace-based parenting : set your family free

Grace-based parenting : set your family free

Kimmel, Tim.
2004

Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They have tried countless parenting books on the market telling moms and dads what to do and how to do it. Many of these are rigid, fear-based books that leave a large number of parents feeling directionless.

Now, there is a grace-based solution from Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries.  Grace-Based Parenting is a refreshing new book divided into two parts: the needs we are trying to meet in our children and the delivery system for how we meet them. 

Kimmel recommends creating a grace-based home environment that allows children to meet their full potential, to parent children in the same way God parents us.  He presents a child's true needs--according to Scripture--and provides parents a realistic, do-able way to meet them.  The result--spiritually strong children who grow up with a sense of calm and a heart full of purpose and confidence.

Parents will welcome Grace-Based Parenting.

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The homecoming

The homecoming

Pyper, Andrew, author
2019

Bestselling author Andrew Pyper returns with a riveting psychological thriller about how the people you've known your whole life can suddenly become strangers.

What if everything you knew about the people you loved was a lie?

After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a vast rainforest property in the Pacific Northwest to hear the reading of his will. There, they meet up with their mother and troubled sister, Franny, and are shocked to discover the will's terms: in order to claim their inheritance they must all remain at the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world. Despite their concerns, they agree.

The Quinlans soon come to learn their family has more secrets than they ever imagined--revelations that at first inspire curiosity, then fear. Why does Bridge have faint memories of the estate? Why did their father want them to be sequestered there together? And what is out there they feel pulling them into the dark heart of the woods?

The Homecoming is at once a gripping mystery, a chilling exploration of how our memories can both define and betray us, and a riveting page-turner that will have you questioning your very existence.

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I wanted fries with that : how to ask for what you want and get what you need

I wanted fries with that : how to ask for what you want and get what you need

Fish, Amy, 1969- author
2019

SPEAK UP AND PERSUADE

At some point in our lives, we've all experienced an injustice, large or small -- a restaurant botching our lunch order or a boss who isn't following the guidelines for workplace etiquette -- and suffered in silence for fear of offending anyone. When we fail to speak up, however, we shortchange ourselves. Amy Fish encourages standing up for yourself (and others) by complainingeffectively. Her suggestions will appeal to anyone who wants to speak up and isn't sure where to start, including managers navigating workplace disputes, couples who argue about the same things over and over, and even someone with a friend with bad breath. Illustrating her points with funny real-life stories, Fish reveals pragmatic methods to redress grievances with civility, honesty, and fairness for everyone involved -- whether you're trying to right the wrongs of the world or justclaim the french fries you ordered.

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Keto slow cooker & one-pot meals : over 100 simple and delicious low-carb, paleo and primal recipes for weight loss and better health

Keto slow cooker & one-pot meals : over 100 simple and delicious low-carb, paleo and primal recipes for weight loss and better health

Slajerova, Martina, author
2018

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals packs 100 high-fat, low-carb keto recipes! Enjoy quick, tasty dinners as you get healthy, lose weight, and control your blood sugar.

Slow cooker and one-pot meals are the ultimate convenience food. Just fix it and forget it, then enjoy a nourishing meal when everyone gets home. Unfortunately, most slow cooker and one-pot recipes depend on processed, high-carbohydrate ingredients like noodles, potatoes, and other high-glycemic ingredients which aren't allowed on the ketogenic diet .

Now you can combine the convenience of slow cooker and one pot recipes with your ketogenic lifestyle! Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals allows you to enjoy your slow cooker again without sacrificing your keto diet. This unique cookbook is filled with 100 keto recipes for everything from satisfying soups to quick skillet meals and savory stews .

Just a few of the simply delicious recipes: Ratatouille Soup Pumpkin & Chorizo Meatball Soup Pork Lo Mein Italian Sausage Frittata Broccoli & Mushroom Alfredo Casserole Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Spicy Hollandaise Spiced Chocolate & Coconut Cake Macadamia Chai Cake With Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals , you'll always be able to get a healthy ketogenic meal on the table without the fuss.

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The lightest object in the universe

The lightest object in the universe

Eisele, Kimi, author
2019

"A triumphant story for anyone with a shred of faith left in the human spirit." --David McGlynn, author of One Day You'll Thank Me

What if the end times allowed people to see and build the world anew? This is the landscape that Kimi Eisele creates in her surprising and original debut novel. Evoking the spirit of such monumental love stories as Cold Mountain and the creative vision of novels like Station Eleven , The Lightest Object in the Universe imagines what happens after the global economy collapses and the electrical grid goes down.

In this new world, Carson, on the East Coast, is desperate to find Beatrix, a woman on the West Coast who holds his heart. Working his way along a cross-country railroad line, he encounters lost souls, clever opportunists, and those who believe they'll be saved by an evangelical preacher in the middle of the country. While Carson travels west, Beatrix and her neighbors begin to construct the kind of cooperative community that suggests the end could be, in fact, a bright beginning.

Without modern means of communication, will Beatrix and Carson find their way to each other, and what will be left of the old world if they do? The answers may lie with a fifteen-year-old girl who could ultimately decide the fate of the lovers.

The Lightest Object in the Universe is a moving and hopeful story about resilience and adaptation and a testament to the power of community, where our best traits, born of necessity, can begin to emerge.

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The man I think I know

The man I think I know

Gayle, Mike, author
2018

The stunning new novel from Mike Gayle, packed with his trademark heart and charm. For fans of Jojo Moyes and Jenny Colgan.

Ever since The Incident, James DeWitt has stayed on the safe side.

He likes to know what happens next.

Danny Allen is not on the safe side. He is more past the point of no return.

But it's funny the way life is sometimes. Just when you think you know how everything is, it surprises you.

And redemption can come in the most unlikely forms . . .

Warm, witty and wise, Mike Gayle's new novel is a powerful story of male friendship and what we mean by success, reminding us of the simple courage at the heart of every human life.

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The matchmaker's list

The matchmaker's list

Lalli, Sonya, author
2019

One devoted modern girl + a meddlesome, traditional grandmother = a heartwarming multicultural romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect it.

Raina Anand may have finally given in to family pressure and agreed to let her grandmother play matchmaker, but that doesn't mean she has to like it--or that she has to play by the rules. Nani always took Raina's side when she tried to push past the traditional expectations of their tight-knit Indian-immigrant community, but now she's ambushing Raina with a list of suitable bachelors. Is it too much to ask for a little space? Besides, what Nani doesn't know won't hurt her...

As Raina's life spirals into a parade of Nani-approved bachelors and disastrous blind dates, she must find a way out of this modern-day arranged-marriage trap without shattering her beloved grandmother's dreams.

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Medical cannabis in Canada : from historical lows to the current high

Medical cannabis in Canada : from historical lows to the current high

Kimmins, Mark H. author
2019

Cannabis has been used by humans for thousands of years. Proven to be safe and medically effective for many conditions, it is emerging from the stigma of being illegal over the last century. Now that it's legal in Canada, the number of people seeking medically specific cannabis products is growing rapidly.

Medical and recreational cannabis are two very distinct streams, however, and there are major differences between the two: from types of product to points of access, applications, dosing - even in the intent to use.

Patients are specifically looking for relief of symptoms without impairment - the high that recreational users seek. Many Canadians have been self-medicating for years, but that is not the safest, most reliable, or most effective way of using cannabis as medicine. Health Canada continues to govern medical cannabis, keeping its use, access, and legislation distinct from the recreational stream.

This book brings clarity for both patients and health care providers (who receive little to no formal education about medical cannabis) and is a comprehensive guide to this re-emerging field of medicine. Clarifies the differences between medical and recreational cannabis. Covers the history, research, and health benefits of cannabis and discusses its application to some 40 specific diseases and symptoms. Explains how to access and use cannabis for medical purposes, as well as the laws that apply specifically to medical cannabis. Features a glossary of key terms, especially useful for patients; Canadian-specific resources; and an extensive reference section citing source material and research from around the world that is guiding medical practice. "Mark, your discussion on medical cannabis is thoughtful, measured and easy to understand. Well done." - C. Dale Mercer, General Surgeon, Professor Emeritus, Queen's University

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One for the blackbird, one for the crow : a novel

One for the blackbird, one for the crow : a novel

Hawker, Olivia, author
2019

From the bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night comes a powerful and poetic novel of survival and sacrifice on the American frontier.

Wyoming, 1876. For as long as they have lived on the frontier, the Bemis and Webber families have relied on each other. With no other settlers for miles, it is a matter of survival. But when Ernest Bemis finds his wife, Cora, in a compromising situation with their neighbor, he doesn't think of survival. In one impulsive moment, a man is dead, Ernest is off to prison, and the women left behind are divided by rage and remorse.

Losing her husband to Cora's indiscretion is another hardship for stoic Nettie Mae. But as a brutal Wyoming winter bears down, Cora and Nettie Mae have no choice but to come together as one family--to share the duties of working the land and raising their children. There's Nettie Mae's son, Clyde--no longer a boy, but not yet a man--who must navigate the road to adulthood without a father to guide him, and Cora's daughter, Beulah, who is as wild and untamable as her prairie home.

Bound by the uncommon threads in their lives and the challenges that lie ahead, Cora and Nettie Mae begin to forge an unexpected sisterhood. But when a love blossoms between Clyde and Beulah, bonds are once again tested, and these two resilient women must finally decide whether they can learn to trust each other--or else risk losing everything they hold dear.

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One good deed

One good deed

Baldacci, David, author
2019

In this fast-paced historical thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces Archer, a WWII veteran forced to investigate a small-town murder -- or risk returning to prison.
It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do 's and a much longer list of don't s: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don't drink alcohol, do get a job--and don't ever associate with loose women.

The small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer's years serving in the war or his time in jail. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment--and a stiff drink--leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman.

Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won't be so easy. The indebted man has a furious grudge against Hank and refuses to pay; Hank's clever mistress has her own designs on Archer; and both Hank and Archer's stern parole officer, Miss Crabtree, are keeping a sharp eye on him.

When a murder takes place right under Archer's nose, police suspicions rise against the ex-convict, and Archer realizes that the crime could send him right back to prison . . . if he doesn't use every skill in his arsenal to track down the real killer.

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A single thread

A single thread

Chevalier, Tracy, author
2019

"A buoyant tale about the path to acceptance and joy--beginning, like all journeys, with one brave step."-- People

An immersive, moving story of a woman coming into her own at the dawn of the Second World War, from internationally bestselling author Tracy Chevalier

Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019 ( TIME ) | Best Books of Fall ( PopSugar ) | 5 Books Not To Miss ( USA TODAY ) | 50 Best Books of the Year ( GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ) | One of the New York Post 's Fall Novels Everyone's Talking About

1932. After the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman," one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers--women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshippers.

Violet finds support and community in the group, fulfillment in the work they create, and even a growing friendship with the vivacious Gilda. But when forces threaten her new independence and another war appears on the horizon, Violet must fight to put down roots in a place where women aren't expected to grow. Told in Chevalier's glorious prose, A Single Thread is a timeless story of friendship, love, and a woman crafting her own life.

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The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War

The spy and the traitor : the greatest espionage story of the Cold War

Macintyre, Ben, 1963- author
2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"The best true spy story I have ever read." -- JOHN LE CARRÉ

The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans -era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.

If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6. For nearly a decade, as the Cold War reached its twilight, Gordievsky helped the West turn the tables on the KGB, exposing Russian spies and helping to foil countless intelligence plots, as the Soviet leadership grew increasingly paranoid at the United States's nuclear first-strike capabilities and brought the world closer to the brink of war. Desperate to keep the circle of trust close, MI6 never revealed Gordievsky's name to its counterparts in the CIA, which in turn grew obsessed with figuring out the identity of Britain's obviously top-level source. Their obsession ultimately doomed Gordievsky: the CIA officer assigned to identify him was none other than Aldrich Ames, the man who would become infamous for secretly spying for the Soviets.

Unfolding the delicious three-way gamesmanship between America, Britain, and the Soviet Union, and culminating in the gripping cinematic beat-by-beat of Gordievsky's nail-biting escape from Moscow in 1985, Ben Macintyre's latest may be his best yet. Like the greatest novels of John le Carré, it brings readers deep into a world of treachery and betrayal, where the lines bleed between the personal and the professional, and one man's hatred of communism had the power to change the future of nations.

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Strangers with the same dream

Strangers with the same dream

Pick, Alison, author
2019

A brilliant, astonishing and politically timely page-turner set in 1921 Palestine, from the author of the bestselling novel Far to Go , nominated for the Man Booker Prize.

This beautifully written, shocking and timely novel whisks us back to 1921, when a band of young Jewish pioneers set out to realize a dream: the founding of a settlement on a patch of land that would, twenty-five years later, become Israel. One by one, we enter the minds of three compelling characters--Ida, an idealistic young woman escaping violence brewing in Europe; David, the charismatic and volatile group leader; and Hannah, a wife and mother struggling with her roles--to witness how the utopian dream is punctured by messy human entanglements. This is also the story of the land itself, revealing with compassion and irony how the pioneers chose to ignore the fact that their valley was already home to people whose lives they did not understand.

Writing with restrained power, award-winning novelist Alison Pick creates unforgettable characters who, isolated within their utopian dream, are haunted by ghosts, compromised by secrets, and finally, despite flashes of love and hope, worn down by hardship, human frailty, and the pull of violent confrontation. Her astonishing conclusion forces us to confront the question of what is truly knowable in the human heart.

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Taste of home cook it quick : all-time family classics in 10, 20 & 30 minutes

Taste of home cook it quick : all-time family classics in 10, 20 & 30 minutes

2019

Today's family cooks know how to set a homemade meal on the table even on their busiest nights. Now they're sharing their time-saving entrees, sides and deserts with you in this must-have collection of 10, 20, 30, 45 and 60 minute recipes. Taste of Home Cook It Quick helps you get dinner on the table fast!

Ten minutes to dinner? Turn to the "10-Minute Recipes" tab for dozens of ultra-easy ideas. Want to eat in a half-hour? Flip to the "30-Minute Entrees" section and you'll fine more than 50 favorites to choose from. What could be easier of faster? Save time and settle in for a family dinner every night of the week with these sensational dishes made fast for today's busy lifestyle. With Taste of Home Cook It Quick, you're always ready to share a meal and make memories at your table.

RECIPES

Apple-Pear Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Taco Meatball Ring

Breakfast Pizza

Mac and Cheese in a Flash

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Mini Sausage Pies

Lasagna Cups

Lemon Cream Chicken

Spaghetti Pie

Asian Beef Noodle Toss

Chicken Ole Foil Supper

One-Dish Steak Stir-Fry

Slow-Cooker Pizza Pasta

Easy Caramelized Pork Medallions

Buffalo Wing Lettuce Wraps

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Cucumber Shell Salad

Cheddar Corn Biscuits

Blueberry Walnut Bars

No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Carrot Dump Cake

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Thirteen

Thirteen

Cavanagh, Steve, author.
2019

THE SERIAL KILLER ISN'T ON TRIAL.

HE'S ON THE JURY...

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'THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough

'Outstanding.' Lee Child

'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh

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They were Hollywood's hottest power couple. They had the world at their feet. Now one of them is dead and Hollywood star Robert Solomon is charged with the brutal murder of his beautiful wife.

This is the celebrity murder trial of the century and the defence want one man on their team: con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn.

All the evidence points to Robert's guilt, but as the trial begins a series of sinister incidents in the court room start to raise doubts in Eddie's mind.

What if there's more than one actor in the courtroom?

What if the killer isn't on trial? What if the killer is on the jury?

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An ingenious plot, gripping action and characters who leap off the page: discover why readers love Steve Cavanagh:

'An oh so clever hook for an oh so clever, gripping book . THIRTEEN is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can't get enough of. Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique , THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough, author of the number one bestseller, Behind Her Eyes

'Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up , and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' Lee Child

'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book .' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go and I See You

'I've been tracking Steve Cavanagh for a few years now and Thirteen is his best , a dead bang beast of a book that expertly combining his authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride . Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly

'Great hook. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won't want to put down.' Simon Kernick

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Under occupation

Under occupation

Furst, Alan, author
2019

From "America's preeminent spy novelist" ( The New York Times ) comes a fast-paced, mesmerizing thriller of the French resistance fighters working secretly and bravely to defeat Hitler.

Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul Ricard. It looks like a blueprint of a part for a military weapon, one that might have important information for the Allied forces. Ricard realizes he must try to get the diagram into the hands of members of the resistance network.

As Ricard finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into anti-Nazi efforts and increasingly dangerous espionage assignments, he travels to Germany and along the escape routes of underground resistance safe houses to spy on Nazi maneuvers. When he meets the mysterious and beautiful Leila, a professional spy, they begin to work together to get crucial information out of France and into the hands of the Allied forces in London.

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The warning

The warning

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2019

Two roads lead to Mount Hope. None leads out. There's no place to run in a community that's been taken--and is being intentionally kept--off the grid. A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Downed cellular networks fail to resume service. Animals savagely attack humans. And the damaged power plant, where Jordan's father is an engineer, is under military lockdown. As friends and family morph into terrifying strangers, Maggie and Jordan increasingly turn to each other. Their determination to discover who--or what--has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined.

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The witch elm

The witch elm

French, Tana, author
2018

Named a New York Times Notable Book of 2018 and a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, The New York Times Book Review , Amazon, The Boston Globe, LitHub, Vulture, Slate, Elle , Vox, and Electric Literature

"Tana French's best and most intricately nuanced novel yet." -- The New York Times

An "extraordinary" (Stephen King) and "mesmerizing" ( LA Times ) new standalone novel from the master of crime and suspense

From the writer who "inspires cultic devotion in readers" ( The New Yorker ) and has been called "incandescent" by Stephen King, "absolutely mesmerizing" by Gillian Flynn, and "unputdownable" ( People ) comes a gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out.

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life--he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden--and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, when we no longer know who we are.

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The women's guide to overcoming insomnia : get a good night's sleep without relying on medication

The women's guide to overcoming insomnia : get a good night's sleep without relying on medication

Harris, Shelby, author
2019

For every woman who "does it all" . . .except get a good night's sleep!

More than 60 percent of American women have trouble sleeping-- which isn't surprising, as they have a higher risk of developing sleeping problems. But addressing this issue is more nuanced for women than for men; pregnancy and menopause are just two factors that add complexity to an already difficult problem. At the risk of jeopardizing work, parenting, relationships, or overall health, no woman can afford to deal with sleep deprivation on her own.

The Women's Guide to Overcoming Insomnia is a roadmap for those who experience anything from occasional bad nights to chronic insomnia. It outlines several methods to overcome these issues and improve physical and emotional well- being. From medical sleep aids to nonmedical approaches, the book looks beyond the basics of sleep hygiene, helping women to retrain their bodies and minds for a good night's sleep every night.

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