• On Animals

    On Animals

    Orlean, Susan

    'How we interact with animals has preoccupied philosophers, poets, and naturalists for ages,' writes Susan Orlean. Since the age of six, when Orlean wrote and illustrated a book called Herbert the Near-Sighted Pigeon, she's been drawn to stories about how we live with animals, and how they abide by us. Now, in On Animals, she examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career. These stories consider a range of creatures, the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, the creatures who...

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  • The Santa Suit

    The Santa Suit

    Andrews, Mary Kay

    "When newly divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhouse is called, is a labor of love. At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit. In the pocket she finds a note from a girl who has one Christmas wish, for her father to return home from the war. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? Ivy's quest brings her into the community at a time when all she wanted to do was be left alone and...

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  • The Bookshop of Second Chances

    The Bookshop of Second Chances

    Fraser, Jackie

    "Thea Mottram is having a bad month. She's been let go from her office job with no notice--and to make matters even worse, her husband of nearly twenty years has decided to leave her for one of her friends. Bewildered and completely lost, Thea doesn't know what to do. But when she learns that a distant great uncle in Scotland has passed away, leaving her his home and a hefty antique book collection, she decides to leave Sussex for a few weeks. Escaping to a small coastal town where no one knows her seems to be exactly what she needs....

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  • The Nine

    The Nine

    Strauss, Gwen

    "The Nine follows the true story of the author's great aunt Hélène Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris. The nine women were all under thirty when they joined the resistance. They smuggled arms through Europe, harbored parachuting agents, coordinated communications between regional sectors, trekked escape routes to Spain and hid Jewish children in scattered apartments. They were arrested by French police, interrogated and tortured by the Gestapo. They were subjected to a...

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  • Once A Laird

    Once A Laird

    Putney, Mary Jo

    After the death of his fiancée, Kai Ramsey left Scotland to roam distant lands. Having escaped certain death after being imprisoned as a spy during the Napoleonic War, Ramsay has lived on the edge of danger for years - but everything changes when a letter arrives for him from Scotland. Signy Matheson has dedicated her life to the people of Scotland's remote Thorsay Islands. With a fiery spirit and agile mind, she is a faithful ally to the aging laird. But now their leader is near death, and Signy must summon his successor at once. It's time for Kai Ramsey...

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  • When I Found You

    When I Found You

    Novak, Brenda

    "Sometimes the biggest emotional risk can reap the best romantic reward... After everything she worked for is destroyed, pediatrician Natasha Gray is determined to build a new life. Divorced, bankrupt and suddenly a single mom, she's ready to start over in Silver Springs--on her own. She certainly doesn't need help from Mack Amos, the man who's already broken her heart twice. Although Mack has had feelings for Tash since they first met, too many things have stood in the way. He's always given her the support she needs, though, and he'll do the same now. Even if the desire he...

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  • A Christmas Courtship

    A Christmas Courtship

    Gray, Shelley Shepard

    A solitary sort, 42-year-old Atle Petersheim spends his time hard at work in his wood shop. But as the days get long, he realises just how lonely he's become. When his long-time crush, Sadie Mast, a widow and mother of three, asks him to help her build a room in their barn for her son Cale, Atle can't say no. Eager to pursue Sadie at last, he turns to bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for courting advice. More than happy to help, Sarah Anne decides the best way to learn about love is through books - romance novels to be...

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  • Luther, Wyoming

    Luther, Wyoming

    Alamilla, Tomas

    "The Civil War back East wasn't much of Adam Sanchez's business, but he fought to preserve the Union. After the end of hostilities, and disillusioned by bigoted treatment because of his Comanchero heritage, Sanchez returns west and teams up with fellow veteran Nelson Cook, now the sheriff of Luther, Wyoming. Cook deputizes his friend to get out of a jam. Shortly afterwards, Deputy Sanchez and Sheriff Cook find themselves on both sides of the law when they corral a murderous bandit and then help themselves to his stolen loot. But their plans go south when the bandit's gang shows up...

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  • A Course Called America

    A Course Called America

    Coyne, Tom

    "In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than two hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to find a better understanding of his home country and countrymen. Coyne's journey begins where the US Open and US Amateur got their start, historic Newport Country Club in Rhode Island. As he travels from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne finagles his way onto coveted first tees (Shinnecock, Oakmont, Chicago...

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  • Frontier Medicine

    Frontier Medicine

    Randisi, Robert J.

    "A man with a hidden past doles out a dangerous dose of frontier medicine in this new western in Ralph Compton's Gunfighter series. Young doctor Gabriel Kincaid has come west to help an aging colleague who is straining to deal with the demands of a growing town, but Kincaid is looking to do more than just experience the challenges of frontier medicine. He's determined to start a new life. But the trials he faces aren't confined to the doctor's surgery. After an incident in a saloon, Gabe finds himself with a new nickname: Dr. Death. It's dangerous to have a...

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