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Go: A Coming of Age Novel
by Kazuki Kaneshiro

Language

English

Pages

167

Publication Date

March 01, 2018

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<p><b>For two teens, falling in love is going to make a world of difference in this beautifully translated, bold, and endearing novel about love, loss, and the pain of racial discrimination.</b></p><p>As a Korean student in a Japanese high school, Sugihara has had to defend himself against all kinds of bullies. But nothing could have prepared him for the heartache he feels when he falls hopelessly in love with a Japanese girl named Sakurai. Immersed in their shared love for classical music and foreign movies, the two gradually grow closer and closer.</p><p>One night, after being hit by personal tragedy, Sugihara reveals to Sakurai that he is not Japanese—as his name might indicate.</p><p>Torn between a chance at self-discovery that he’s ready to seize and the prejudices of others that he can’t control, Sugihara must decide who he wants to be and where he wants to go next. Will Sakurai be able to confront her own bias and accompany him on his journey?</p>
Sal and Tommy Gabrini: A Brother's Love
by Mallory Monroe

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

February 12, 2018

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Handsome but deadly mob chief Sal Gabrini, alongside his gorgeous but ruthless big brother, business titan Tommy Gabrini, are summoned to Rome by a grandfather they didn’t know they had; to handle a delicate situation they didn’t know existed.<br /><br />With their beautiful African-American wives in tow, they head to a homeland that becomes as treacherous as it is enchanting, and that forces them to confront a grandfather with more than a family reunion on his mind.<br /><br />In the latest installment of the Sal and Tommy interracial romance series, the two brothers must conquer old demons, uncover devastating secrets and lies, and battle a harsh reality that threatens to destroy them both.<br /><br />
The Taster
by V.S. Alexander

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<b><i>Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined—one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship . . .</i></b><br />  <br /> In early 1943, Magda Ritter’s parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty—working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler’s mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Führer’s food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned.<br />  <br /> Perched high in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof seems worlds away from the realities of battle. Though terrified at first, Magda gradually becomes used to her dangerous occupation—though she knows better than to voice her misgivings about the war. But her love for a conspirator within the SS, and her growing awareness of the Reich’s atrocities, draw Magda into a plot that will test her wits and loyalty in a quest for safety, freedom, and ultimately, vengeance.  <br /><br /> Vividly written and ambitious in scope, <i>The Taster</i> examines the harrowing moral dilemmas of war in an emotional story filled with acts of extraordinary courage.<br />  <br /> <b>Praise for V.S. Alexander’s <i>The Magdalen Girls</i></b><br />  <br /> <b>“Fans of Barbara Davis and Ashley Hay will enjoy this tenderhearted story of sinner, saints, and redemption.”</b><br /> <b><i>--Booklist</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Alexander has clearly done his homework. Chilling in its realism, his work depicts the improprieties long abandoned by the Catholic Church and only recently acknowledged. Fans of the book and film <i>Philomena </i>will want to read this.” <i>--Library Journal</i></b>
1984
by George Orwell

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

October 17, 1983

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<DIV>George Orwell’s <I>1984</I> takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity.<BR /><BR /> “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—<I>The New Yorker</I><BR />  <BR /> In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.<BR /><BR /> Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “<I>1984</I> is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.</DIV>
The Case of the Missing Letter (An Inspector David Graham Cozy My...
by , Grace Dagnall

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

February 04, 2018

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<h2>Revenge. Scandal. Murder.</h2><br />The valuable Satterthwaite Desk has found its way to the island of Jersey and is on display at the local museum. The desk is an old piece, rich with history, exquisite design, and whispers of a letter, the contents of which could destroy the lives of politicians and prominent people alike.<br /><br />When a dead body is found at the museum, a turbulent family drama becomes a police inquiry, and together with his recently lauded investigative team, Graham must tackle the mystery, one that soon spills out of the museum and spreads further afield.<br /><br />Can Inspector Graham and his team solve the crime? Without suspects or a motive? A mystery that bleeds murder across their shores, but which has its origins on beaches far, far away?<br /><br />The <i>Case of the Missing Letter</i> is an intriguing standalone mystery in Alison Golden’s bestselling Inspector David Graham series. With plot twists and turns and characters you'll grow to love, it’s easy to see why Golden’s books have been described as “captivating,” “unputdownable,” and “shouldn't be started late at night.” <br /><br />Buy your copy today. This mystery is “masterfully crafted.”<br />
One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross (The Rabbi Small Mysteries)
by Harry Kemelman

Language

English

Pages

234

Publication Date

August 04, 2015

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<B>On a trip to the Holy Land, Rabbi Small is drawn into a deadly conflict between religious extremists in the <I>New York Times–</I>bestselling series.</B><BR /><BR /> Retired millionaire Barney Berkowitz, from the small Massachusetts town of Barnard’s Crossing, invites Rabbi David Small to come to Israel and bar mitzvah him, as Berkowitz never went through the ceremony in his youth. On what should be a joyous occasion—and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Holy Land—the rabbi discovers danger lurking in every corner and a conspiracy that threatens to destroy the state of Israel.<BR />  <BR /> An innocent American has been murdered and when the sleuthing rabbi begins his investigation, he finds the death may have been part of an international conspiracy fueled by religious radicals and an arms-smuggling scheme. Anyone, from a liberal Jewish-American professor to a young religious fundamentalist, could be a suspect—and the rabbi must rely on his Talmudic logic and daring chutzpah to untangle the mystery and prevent an even more deadly attack.<BR />  <DIV> </DIV>
We Have Lost The Chihuahuas
by Paul Mathews

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

November 28, 2017

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London, 2046. The British Republic has a new First Lady. She’s Californian, ‘in-your-face, for sure’ and she’s got big plans for a Buckingham Palace refurb. When her three Chihuahuas go missing, one man is determined to avoid getting dragged into it all. His name is Pond. Howie Pond – presidential spokesperson, retired secret agent and cat lover.<br /><br />Meanwhile, Howie’s wife Britt is handed her first assignment as a National Security and Intelligence Service rookie – to solve the mystery of the missing canine trio.<br /><br />Will Howie manage to slope off to the pub before he can be roped into help? Will Britt unmask the dognapper and grab the glory? Find out, in the latest, crazy comedy-thriller from barking-mad British author Paul Mathews.<br /><br />-- Triple Amazon US #1 Best Seller in 'British Humor & Satire', 'Dark Comedy' and 'Political Humor' --<br /><br />'We Have Lost The Chihuahuas' is arguably Paul Mathews' wackiest and funniest tale yet. Set in London 2046, it's non-stop canine comedy as regulars Howie and Britt battle it out in a dog-eat-dog struggle for Chihuahua-finding supremacy. With a supporting cast of quirky two- & four-legged characters, this novel is guaranteed to keep your nose wet, coat shiny and tail wagging all the way through to its chaotic, comedy conclusion.<br /><br />-- ADVISORY: No Chihuahuas were harmed in the making of this novel --<br /><br />WHAT THE REVIEWS SAY<br /><br />"What's not to love about this book?! It ticks all the boxes for me - it's laugh out loud funny."<br /><br />"Take a chance and pick this book up and give yourself a moment of relaxation and smiles."<br /><br />"Could this be Mathews' best novel yet? I think so. The man just writes better and better as time goes on. If you enjoyed any of his previous work then this is a must read."<br /><br />"While reading the book I feel as if I am a smiling Cheshire Cat with a silly grin from ear to ear, such is my enjoyment."<br /><br />"Enjoyable reading, just right to pass the time on the daily commute."
The Remains of the Day (Vintage International)
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

July 14, 2010

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<b>From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. </b><br />  <br /> This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.
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by Kimberly Loth

Language

English

Pages

916

Publication Date

April 15, 2017

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<p><strong>Tess escapes from Florida with a secret as big as Miami.</strong><br /></p><p>She needs to find some place to lay low and hide from her overbearing family.<br /></p><p>Mackinac Island, Michigan, should be the perfect place to hide out.<br /></p><p>Except, her landlord, Lukas, is as hot as the sun.<br /></p><p>When a Michigan blizzard leaves them trapped in the same house together, things heat up, fast.<br /></p><p>But could both of their secrets ruin everything...<br /></p><p><strong>Download now!</strong></p>
The Weight of Ink
by Rachel Kadish

Language

English

Pages

576

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<DIV><B>WINNER OF A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD<BR /> A <I>USA TODAY</I> BESTSELLER<BR /><BR /> An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers of A. S. Byatt’s <I>Possession </I>and Geraldine Brooks’s <I>People of the Book</I></B><BR /><BR /> Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, <I>The Weight of Ink</I> is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. <BR /><BR /> As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.”<BR />  <BR /> Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, <I>The Weight of Ink</I> is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.</DIV>

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