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A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy)
Deborah Harkness

Penguin Books, 2011

Book one of the New York Times –bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight ” ( People ) Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches , has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and ...
  
  











  



  
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
Michael Shaara

Ballantine Books, 1987

“My favorite historical novel . . . a superb re-creation of the Battle of Gettysburg, but its real importance is its insight into what the war was about, and what it meant.”—James M. McPherson   In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were ...
  
  











  



  
American Gods
Neil Gaiman

HarperTorch, 2002

Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. ...
  
  











  



  
The Stranger
Albert Camus

Vintage, 1989

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.
  
  











  



  
30 Pieces of Silver: An Extremely Controversial Historical Thriller (The Betrayed Series Book 1)

Off Our Meds Multimedia, 2010

30 Pieces of Silver... Did you know James Rollins recommends, 30 Pieces of Silver , the #1 Kindle Bestseller in Men's Adventure, Techno-thriller & War genres? ***Warning*** Before you purchase this book please be aware that 30 Pieces of Silver is an extremely controversial religious/historical thriller. Too controversial to be published in hardback. Please do NOT purchase this book if you were at all disturbed by the DaVinci Code ...
  
  











  



  
Outlander
Diana Gabaldon

Dell, 1992

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our ...
  
  











  



  
The Shadow Rising: Book Four of 'The Wheel of Time'

Tor Books, 2010

The seals of Shayol Ghul are weak now, and the Dark One reaches out. The Shadow is rising to cover humankind. In Tar Valon, Min sees portents of hideous doom. Will the White Tower itself be broken? In the Two Rivers, the Whitecloaks ride in pursuit of a man with golden eyes, and in pursuit of the Dragon Reborn. In Cantorin, among the Sea Folk, High Lady Suroth plans the return of the Seanchan armies to the mainland. In the Stone of Tear, the ...
  
  











  



  
One Second After
William R. Forstchen

Tor Books, 2011

New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP).  A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.   Months ...
  
  











  



  
This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
Jonathan Tropper

Plume, 2010

The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman clan has congregated in years. There is, however, one conspicuous absence: Judd's wife, Jen, whose affair with his radio- shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Simultaneously mourning the demise of his father and his marriage, Judd joins his dysfunctional family as they reluctantly sit shiva-and spend seven days and nights under the same roof. The week ...
  
  











  



  
Redeeming Love
Francine Rivers

Multnomah Books, 1997

A Story of Love That Won't Let Go - No Matter What! California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep.   Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.     Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who ...
  
  











  



  
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
James Dean, Kimberly Dean

HarperCollins, 2013

Pete the Cat is back in New York Times bestselling artist James Dean's picture book Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses , written by Kimberly Dean. Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy—nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along. Fans of Pete the Cat will love watching him take his positive outlook and transform a grumpy day into an awesome day!
  
  











  



  
Plain Jane: A mystery/thriller not for the faint of heart (The Harbinger Murder Mystery Series Book 1)

Off Our Meds MultiMedia, LLC, 2013

In celebration of the Indie Book Blowout, Plain Jane will be priced at just $2.99! Get it NOW before it goes back up to its regular price of $5.99! Did you know that James Rollins Recommends... Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware, a Top 10 bestseller in both Hard-Boiled Mysteries and Police Procedurals. Let's see why... "Wickedly macabre and blisteringly paced, PLAIN JANE marks the debut of a thriller for the new millennium. Brash, funny, ...
  
  











  



  
Still Alice
Lisa Genova

Gallery Books, 2009

Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University. Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to ...
  
  











  



  
The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Penguin Books, 2005

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may ...
  
  











  



  
Under the Dome: A Novel
Stephen King

Gallery Books, 2013

Now available in a TV tie-in edition to the hit series, Stephen King’s #1 New York Times bestselling tour-de-force that The Washington Post called “powerful” and “harrowing” follows the apocalyptic course of events when one Maine town is physically cut off from the rest of the world. On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by ...
  
  











  



  
Stone Cold (The Alex Stone Thriller Series Book 1)

ADM Enterprises, LLC, 2012

Is it ever ok to cross the line? Just how far would you go to protect those you love? When Public defender Alex Stone wins an acquittal for her client, Dwayne Reed, accused of murdering a fellow drug dealer, Alex fears that Reed may murder an entire family in retribution for damaging testimony at his trial. If that weren’t enough, the man she put it on the line for in court threatens to attack her lover, Dr. Bonnie Long. With surprising ...
  
  











  



  
Atonement: A Novel
Ian McEwan

Anchor, 2003

National Bestseller  Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose. On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s ...
  
  











  



  
In the Time of the Butterflies
Julia Alvarez

Algonquin Books, 2010

It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of ...
  
  











  



  
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Joseph Bruchac

Speak, 2006

"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."— Booklist , starred review Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of ...
  
  











  



  
Shantaram: A Novel
Gregory David Roberts

St. Martin's Griffin, 2005

"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured." So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a ...
  
  











  








   



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