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"The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom

'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto' by Mitch Albom

Adult Book Mitch Albom creates a magical world through his love of music in this remarkable new novel about the power of talent to change our livesThis is the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player who ever lived—and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue stringsFrankie, born in a burning church, abandoned as an infant, and raised by a music teacher in a small Spanish town, until war rips his life apart. At n ...

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"The Bazaar of Bad Dreams" by Stephen King

'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams' by Stephen King

Adult Book A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, ...

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"Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1)" by Nora Roberts

'Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1)' by Nora Roberts

Adult Book BOOK ONE OF THE GUARDIANS TRILOGYTo celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces… Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordina ...

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"Avenue of Mysteries" by John Irving

'Avenue of Mysteries' by John Irving

Adult Book John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.As we grow older—most of all, in what we remember and what we dream—we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present.As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive ...

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"Crimson Shore (Agent Pendergast, #15)" by Douglas Preston

'Crimson Shore (Agent Pendergast, #15)' by Douglas Preston

Adult Book A secret chamber. A mysterious shipwreck. A murder in the desolate salt marshes. A seemingly straightforward private case turns out to be much more complicated-and sinister-than Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast ever could have anticipated. Pendergast, together with his ward Constance Greene, travels to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But i ...

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"Rogue Lawyer" by John Grisham

'Rogue Lawyer' by John Grisham

Adult Book On the right side of the law. Sort of.   Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He has no firm, no partners, no associates, and only one employee, his driver, who’s also his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small but extremely ...

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"City on Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg

'City on Fire' by Garth Risk Hallberg

Adult Book The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by downtown's nascent punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter; his spunky, West Coast-transplant neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what they all ...

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"Foreign Affairs (Stone Barrington, #35)" by Stuart Woods

'Foreign Affairs (Stone Barrington, #35)' by Stuart Woods

Adult Book Stone Barrington returns in the new edge-of-your-seat thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author.   When he’s apprised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Europe for a whirlwind tour of business and, of course, pleasure. But from the start the trip seems to be cursed, plagued by suspicious “accidents” and unfortunate events, and some of Stone’s p ...

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"Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)" by Brandon Sanderson

'Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5)' by Brandon Sanderson

Adult Book Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts.This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict. Wax and Wayne, assisted by the lovely, brilliant Mar ...

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"Dashing Through the Snow" by Debbie Macomber

'Dashing Through the Snow' by Debbie Macomber

Adult Book NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSavor the magic of the season with Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in S ...

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"The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1)" by Jim Butcher

'The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1)' by Jim Butcher

Adult Book Jim Butcher, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files and the Codex Alera novels, conjures up a new series set in a fantastic world of noble families, steam-powered technology, and magic-wielding warriors…Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, develo ...

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"Willow Brook Road (Chesapeake Shores, #13)" by Sherryl Woods

'Willow Brook Road (Chesapeake Shores, #13)' by Sherryl Woods

Adult Book #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods sweeps readers away with the story of a beloved member of the O'Brien family as she claims the life she's always dreamed of...Spirited, spontaneous Carrie Winters has grown up under the watchful eyes of not only her grandfather Mick O'Brien, but the entire town of Chesapeake Shores.Now that she's home from Europe, a glamorous fashion career behind her and ...

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"Down the Rabbit Hole (includes In Death, #41.5)" by J.D. Robb

'Down the Rabbit Hole (includes In Death, #41.5)' by J.D. Robb

Adult Book Some of your favorite New York Times bestselling authors present five all-new stories told through the looking glass—including a new Eve Dallas novella!You’re late for a very important date... Enter a wonderland of mesmerizing tales. It’s a place that’s neither here nor there, where things are never quite as they seem. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s whimsical masterpiece, ranging from the ...

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"The Murder House" by James Patterson

'The Murder House' by James Patterson

Adult Book It has an ocean-front view, a private beach--and a deadly secret that won't stay buried.No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds. But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past: it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty, and rumored to be cursed, it's known as the Murder H ...

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"Come Rain or Come Shine" by Jan Karon

'Come Rain or Come Shine' by Jan Karon

Adult Book #1 New York Times–bestselling author Jan Karon returns—with the story readers have been waiting for.   Over the course of ten Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first seen in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls.   Now, Father Tim Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own anima ...

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"Make Me" by Lee Child

'Make Me' by Lee Child

Adult Book Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover.He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat ... but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.Reacher’ ...

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"See Me" by Nicholas Sparks

'See Me' by Nicholas Sparks

Adult Book See me just as I see you . . .Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he's determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons ...

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"Candy Corn Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, #22)" by Leslie Meier

'Candy Corn Murder (Lucy Stone Mystery, #22)' by Leslie Meier

Adult Book Halloween is coming to Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and local reporter Lucy Stone is covering the town’s annual Giant Pumpkin Fest for the Pennysaver. There’s the pumpkin-boat regatta, the children’s Halloween party, the pumpkin weigh-in…even a contest where home-built catapults hurl pumpkins at an old Dodge! But not everything goes quite as planned…Lucy’s getting very annoyed that her husband Bill and h ...

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"The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz

'The Girl in the Spider's Web' by David Lagercrantz

Adult Book She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implica ...

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"Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point, #9)" by Robyn Carr

'Wildest Dreams (Thunder Point, #9)' by Robyn Carr

Adult Book Blake Smiley searched the country for just the right place to call home. The professional triathlete has traveled the world, but Thunder Point has what he needs to put down the roots he's never had. In the quiet coastal town he can focus on his training without distractions. Until he meets his new neighbors and everything changes. Lin Su Simmons and her teenage son, Charlie, are fixtures at Winnie Banks's house as Lin Su nurses Winnie thr ...

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"Internship in Murder (Capital Crimes #28)" by Margaret Truman

'Internship in Murder (Capital Crimes #28)' by Margaret Truman

Adult Book The captivating next installment in the New York Times bestselling Capital Crimes seriesLaura is a young intern in Washington, D.C., working for handsome and likable Congressman Hal Gannon. Laura falls for the charming Gannon, but when she catches a stewardess at Gannon’s apartment, she vows to destroy him.Private investigator Robert Brixton is a former cop who has also worked for the FBI. When Laura goes missing, Brixton is hired b ...

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"Starlight on Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #11)" by Susan Wiggs

'Starlight on Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles, #11)' by Susan Wiggs

Adult Book #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together… and the secrets that tear them apart… When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted, lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughter ...

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"Keeper's Reach (Sharpe & Donovan, #5)" by Carla Neggers

'Keeper's Reach (Sharpe & Donovan, #5)' by Carla Neggers

Adult Book New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns with this absorbing, twisting tale of suspense, romance and fast-paced action, the latest in her popular Sharpe & Donovan series. Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, two of the FBI's most valuable agents, are preparing for their next big assignment—their wedding—when Colin's brother Mike alerts them that onetime friends from his military past are on Sharp ...

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"Point Blank" by Fern Michaels

'Point Blank' by Fern Michaels

Adult Book The women of Fern Michaels’ New York Times bestselling Sisterhood series are beloved for bringing justice to strangers in need. And when one of their own needs help, that loyalty and commitment goes double…   Nothing compares to the bond between Sisters—except perhaps the special brotherhood between some of their menfolk. Nikki’s husband, Jack Emery, and Yoko’s partner, Harry Wong, have forged a deep friendsh ...

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"Iron Wolf" by Dale Brown

'Iron Wolf' by Dale Brown

Adult Book New York Times bestselling author Dale Brown goes beyond the headlines in this high-tech, high-tension military thriller in which a resurgent Russia enflames sectarian unrest and violence in Ukraine and Poland, setting off a stealth robotic war and escalating an international crisis. In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country's first female pre ...

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