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"Blue" by Danielle Steel

'Blue' by Danielle Steel

Adult Book Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married to a top anchorman, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life in Beverly Hills—until her whole world dissolved in a single instant on the freeway two days before Christmas. In the aftermath, she pieces her life back together and tries to find meaning in her existence as a human rights worker in the worst areas around the globe.   Then, on the anniversary of the fateful a ...

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"My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout

'My Name Is Lucy Barton' by Elizabeth Strout

Adult Book A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in My Name Is Lucy Barton, this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all—the one between mother and daughter.   Lucy Barton is recoverin ...

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"New Leaf (Mystic Creek, #2)" by Catherine Anderson

'New Leaf (Mystic Creek, #2)' by Catherine Anderson

Adult Book The New York Times bestselling author of Silver Thaw returns to Mystic Creek for a new novel about a love that inspires the courage to start over…and the strength to reclaim a dream.  When Taffeta Brown was viciously betrayed by her wealthy husband, she lost everything—including custody of their daughter, Sarah. Now that Taffy has moved to Mystic Creek, Oregon, to start over, she un ...

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"Ashley Bell" by Dean Koontz

'Ashley Bell' by Dean Koontz

Adult Book THE MUST-READ THRILLER OF THE YEAR: Featuring the most exhilarating heroine in memory and a sophisticated, endlessly ingenious, brilliantly paced narrative through dark territory and deep mystery, this is a new milestone in literary suspense and a major new breakout book from the long acclaimed master.At twenty-two, Bibi Blair’s doctors tell her that she’s dying. Two days later, she’s impossibly cured. Fierce, funny, dauntless, she ...

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"Secret Sisters" by Jayne Ann Krentz

'Secret Sisters' by Jayne Ann Krentz

Adult Book No one does romantic suspense better than Jayne Ann Krentz. Now, the New York Times bestselling author of Trust No One and River Road delivers a novel that twists and turns into a read that will leave you breathless.Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters—until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves.They knew his name, the man who tried to b ...

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"Wyoming Rugged (Wyoming Men, #5)" by Diana Palmer

'Wyoming Rugged (Wyoming Men, #5)' by Diana Palmer

Adult Book New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Diana Palmer is back in Wyoming with a tale of love born in Big Sky Country…  Billionaire oilman Blair Coleman has always taken care of his business. After having been used and cast aside by a woman he thought he loved, his personal life is far from his first priority. He kn ...

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"Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum, #22)" by Janet Evanovich

'Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum, #22)' by Janet Evanovich

Adult Book Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute.Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him ...

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"The Guilty (Will Robie, #4)" by David Baldacci

'The Guilty (Will Robie, #4)' by David Baldacci

Adult Book Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world, defeats our enemies' advanced security measures, and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores. But now, his skills have left him. Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is a man without a mission, and without a purpose.To r ...

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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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"Cross Justice (Alex Cross, #23)" by James Patterson

'Cross Justice (Alex Cross, #23)' by James Patterson

Adult Book The toughest cases hit closest to home. Alex Cross left his hometown, and some awful family tragedies, for a better life with Nana Mama in Washington, DC. He hasn't looked back. Now his cousin Stefan has been accused of a horrible, unthinkable murder, and Cross drives south with Bree, Nana Mama, Jannie, and Ali to Starksville, North Carolina, for the first time in thirty-five years. Back home, he discovers a o ...

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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 New York City, 1976. Meet Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's great fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown's punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter, Richard, and his idealistic neighbor, Jenny, - and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park on New Year's E ...

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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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"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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"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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"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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"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 (In Death, #41.5)" by J.D. Robb

'Down the Rabbit Hole (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 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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"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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