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Alex Drakos 3: What They Did For Love
by Mallory Monroe

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English

Pages

360

Publication Date

May 14, 2018

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Gorgeous billionaire Alex Drakos is ready to begin a new chapter in his life. With his new hotel and casino soon to open, his international corporation booming, and the woman of his dreams within his grasp, life for him is finally looking up.<br /><br />But when his African-American girlfriend, cleaning service owner Kari Grant, becomes the target of his vengeful ex, and when dangerous and mysterious circumstances lead them all the way to Greece for answers, Alex and Kari must stand together against enemies all around them who peddles in violence and hatred in the face of their love.<br /><br />What They Did for Love is the third book in the Alex Drakos interracial romance series.<br />
Shanghai Story: A WWII Drama Trilogy Book One
by Alexa Kang

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English

Pages

482

Publication Date

May 18, 2018

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<b>A WWII saga in the heart of the world's most decadent city in 1936. Enter the Paris of the East, where one man and one woman strive to hold on to their dreams as the Communists rise and the shadow of Japan closes in.</b><br /><br /><hr /><br />His country stood on the verge of a new beginning and the gate of hell. The Kuomintang promises the dawn of democracy, but the Communists threaten civil war while Japan's unbridled ambitions loom.<br /><br />All Clark Yuan wants is to see his fellow countrymen's lives improve. He joins the KMT, hoping to play his part to make China a better place. He vows to Eden, the beautiful Jewish girl he admires from afar, Shanghai would be her forever home.<br /><br />But power and money are at stake. The line of good and evil shifts. To achieve his ends, he must bargain with the devils. How much of his soul would he sacrifice to reach the greater good?<br /><br /> *<br /><br />Fleeing the rise of the Nazis, Eden Levine came with her family to Shanghai, hoping to build a new life.<br /><br />The dazzling city made her swoon. From the pinnacle of luxury, big band jazz, to a safe haven for Jewish refugees, the country that turns no one away is the beacon of hope. But behind the glitz and glamour, the darkness of human nature lurks.<br /><br />A heinous crime shocks the international community. <br /><br />Would she defend an innocent Nazi soldier and risk the ire of her own people? With only her new friend Clark by her side, could she defy the clutch of racial strife to see justice prevail?<br /><br /><b><i>"I dream of a day when all nations' flags would fly in unity of peace. I dream of a world where no law or human divide would stop two people from falling in love."</i></b><br /><br />- - -<br /><br />From the author of the <i>Rose of Anzio</i> series, don't miss this sweeping WWII tale of love, loss, and hope during one of the world's darkest hours.
The Air Raid Killer (Max Heller, Dresden Detective Book 1)
by Frank Goldammer

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<p><b>As World War II ends, a killer’s game begins.</b></p><p>In the final days of the Nazi regime, with the historic city of Dresden on the brink of destruction, terrifying rumors spread about the Fright Man, a demonic killer who exploited the cover of a nighttime air raid siren to mutilate and kill a young nurse. Just as seasoned detective Max Heller begins investigating, the Fright Man kills again…</p><p>The investigation seems hopeless. Desperate refugees flood the streets, all of Heller’s resources are depleted, and his new boss is a ruthless SS officer. And like so many others, Heller and his wife, Karin, survive on meager rations while fearing for the lives of their sons at the front. But as tensions mount and enemy firebombs decimate the city, dangerous new clues come to light—and the determined Heller pursues a violent and twisting path to unmask a monster.</p>
1984
by George Orwell

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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>
Disobedience: A Novel
by Naomi Alderman

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 06, 2006

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*<b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING RACHEL WEISZ AND RACHEL MCADAMS</b><BR> <BR><b>*AUTHOR OF ONE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAVORITE READS OF 2017 </b><BR><BR>When a young photographer living in New York learns that her estranged father, a well-respected rabbi, has died, she can no longer run away from the truth, and soon sets out for the Orthodox Jewish community in London where she grew up.<BR> <BR> Back for the first time in years, Ronit can feel the disapproving eyes of the community. Especially those of her beloved cousin, Dovid, her father’s favorite student and now an admired rabbi himself, and Esti, who was once her only ally in youthful rebelliousness. Now Esti is married to Dovid, and Ronit is shocked by how different they both seem, and how much greater the gulf between them is.<BR> <BR> But when old flames reignite and the shocking truth about Ronit and Esti’s relationship is revealed, the past and present converge in this award-winning and critically acclaimed novel about the universality of love and faith, and the strength and sacrifice it takes to fight for what you believe in—even when it means disobedience.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Modern Classics)
by Betty Smith

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</strong></p><p><strong>The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. </strong></p><p>From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of <em>A Tree Grows in Brooklyn</em>, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.</p><p><strong>This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.</strong></p>
The Weight of Ink
by Rachel Kadish

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English

Pages

592

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 /> "A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."—Toni Morrison</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 /> When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, she enlists the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents' scribe, the elusive "Aleph."<BR />   <BR /> Electrifying and ambitious, <I>The Weight of Ink</I> is 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>
Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by Sigrid Undset

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English

Pages

1168

Publication Date

September 27, 2005

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"The finest historical novel our 20th century has yet produced; indeed it dwarfs most of the fiction of any kind that Europe has produced in the last twenty years."<br /><br />-- Contemporary Movements in European Literature, edited by William Rose and J. Isaacs<br /><br />"As a novel it must be ranked with the greatest the world knows today." -- Montreal Star<br /><br />"Sigrid Undset's trilogy embodies more of life, seen understandingly and seriously... than any novel since Dostoievsky's Brothers Karamazov. It is also very probably the noblest work of fiction ever to have been inspired by the Catholic art of life." -- Commonweal<br /><br />"No other novelist, past or present, has bodied forth the medieval world with such richness and fullness of indisputable genius.... One of the finest minds in European literature."<br /><br />-- New York Herald Tribune<br /><br />"This trilogy is the first great story founded upon the normal events of a normal woman's existence. It is as great and as rich, as simple and as profound, as such a story should be."<br /><br />-- Ruth Suckow in the Des Moines Register
Last Orders (The Dublin Trilogy Book 4)
by Caimh McDonnell

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 03, 2018

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As a wise man once said, just because you're done with the past, doesn't mean the past is done with you.<br /><br />Paul can't let an incident from his past go. When he finds out a rival detective agency played a key role in it, he drags MCM Investigations into a blood feud that they can't hope to win. Soon they're faced with the prospect of the company going out of business and Brigit going out of her damn mind.<br /><br />When long-buried bodies are discovered in the Wicklow Mountains, Bunny's past starts closing in on him too. Who can he trust when he can't even trust himself? When he finds himself with nowhere left to run and nobody he can turn to, will the big fella make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the ones he loves? <br /><br />When all that's left is the fall, the fall is everything. <br /><br />And even the mighty fall.<br /><br />Last Orders is the thrilling conclusion of the critically acclaimed Dublin Trilogy, which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit. It's best enjoyed having read the other books in the series, particularly the prequel Angels in the Moonlight. <br />
Deathly Wind: A killer's on the loose (Inspector Torquil McKinnon...
by Keith Moray

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English

Pages

239

Publication Date

April 05, 2018

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<b>An exciting voice in Scottish detective fiction! Perfect for fans of LJ Ross and Faith Martin.<br /><br /><em>A killer is on the loose...</em><br /><br /><br /></b><h4><b>The Scottish Hebrides</b></h4><br /><br /><b>Inspector Torquil McKinnon</b> has returned to the remote Scottish island of West Uist to devastating news. His closest friend, Constable Ewan McPhee, is <b>missing, presumed dead</b>. <br /><br />When <b>more bodies are found</b> in suspicious circumstances, it is clear <b>a serial killer is at large</b>.<br /><br />Tensions are high and paranoia is rife.<br /><br /><b><em>Can Torquil restore peace to the tight-knit community? Will he find out what happened to Constable McPhee?</em><br /><br />Or will he too fall prey to the depraved murderer …?<br /><br /><br />DEATHLY WIND is the second crime thriller in the detective series featuring Inspector Torquil McKinnon: an action-packed police procedural full of suspense.</b><br /><br />"So <b>atmospheric</b> … As you read the book you get past one thing and then there is another twist. I was convinced that I knew who was behind it all, but I was totally thrown off course. <b>A wonderful book." Raychel Harvey-Jones, the presenter of Crime Writers</b><br /><br /><b>INSPECTOR TORQUIL MCKINNON MYSTERY SERIES</b><br />BOOK ONE: The Gathering Murders<br /><b>BOOK TWO: Deathly Wind</b><br />BOOK THREE: Murder Solstice<br />BOOK FOUR: Flotsam & Jetsam <br />BOOK FIVE: Death In Transit<br />

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