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Conviction By Leonard Levitt

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Conviction By Leonard Levitt
On October 30, 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley headed home from Halloween Eve antics with her Greenwich, Connecticut, neighbors Tommy and Michael Skakel. She never made it. Her brutal murder with a golf club in her own backyard made national headlines. But for years no one was arrested, despite troubling clues pointing to the Skakels, a rich and powerful family related to the Kennedys. After the police department's first unsuccessful attempts to catch the killer, the case lay dormant, and the culprit remained free.Enter Leonard Levitt. In 1982, the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time newspapers asked investigative reporter Levitt to look into the murder and the undying rumors of a cover-up. Levitt soon uncovered groundbreaking information about how the police had bungled the investigatIon, and he learned that Tommy and Michael had lied about their activities on the night of the murder. But Levitt's articles about his findings -- and the haunti…

Tales of the Dominion War By Keith R. A. DeCandido

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Tales of the Dominion War By Keith R. A. DeCandido
The Dominion War -- as seen in seasons 5,6 and 7 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -- introduced a major story arc to the Star Trek universe and brought the Federation closer than it had ever been to total annihilation. Against a background of conflict and chaos, alliances were made and broken, ideals compromised for the sake of survival, fortunes shifted and lives irrevocably shattered as the series explored the impact of war on combatant and civilian alike. It took countless lives and numerous acts of heroism and sacrifice on the part of many people -- human and Klingon, Bajoran and Romulan; yes, and Cardassian too -- to save the day and neutralize the threat of the Dominion. Now top Star Trek authors present twelve new stories of those whose courage helped to win the war, among them Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Calhoun from Star Trek: New Frontier. Featured authors include Greg Cox, Peter David, Kevin D…

Your Worst Nightmare By P.J. Night

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Your Worst Nightmare By P.J. Night
In one of the scariest Creepovers yet, a class trip to the caves leads to underground horror.The seventh graders at Jefferson Middle School are superexcited to be going on their first-ever, overnight class trip to the famous Ravensburg Caverns. But what they don?t know is that there are local rumors about the Ravensburg Caverns. Rumors that a group of kids one hundred years ago got trapped in the caves and never came out. Legend has it that if you listen closely, you can still hear the echoes of their cries. And unfortunately for best friends Kristi Chen and Olivia Pappas and a few of their friends, their fun trip away from home will take a turn for the worse when they stumble into the same trap?only to discover that their worst nightmares have come alive?This frightening fable is rated a Level 5 on the Creep-o-Meter. .

One Season of Sunshine By Julia London

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One Season of Sunshine By Julia London
Should some questions be left unanswered? Adopted as an infant, Jane Aaron longs to know the identity of her birth mother and why she gave her up. Her only clue is the name of the small Texas town where she was born, so she?s come to Cedar Springs for answers. Handsome ad executive Asher Price lost his wife, the beautiful, mysterious Susanna, in a terrible car crash eighteen months ago. When he hires Jane as the nanny for his two children, sparks fly. Jane finds herself falling in love with both Asher and his children, but begins to suspect that Susanna was not the perfect mother and wife the family portrays her to have been. As Jane gets closer and closer to finding out the truth about both her own and Susanna?s past, devastating secrets begin to emerge that may be more than anyone can bear. Will the truth bring Jane and Asher closer together or tear them apart forever?

Fair Game By Valerie Plame Wilson

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Fair Game By Valerie Plame Wilson
On July 6, 2003, four months after the United States invaded Iraq, former ambassador Joseph Wilson's now historic op-ed, "What I Didn't Find in Africa," appeared in The New York Times. A week later, conservative pundit Robert Novak revealed in his newspaper column that Ambassador Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, was a CIA operative. The public disclosure of that secret information spurred a federal investigation and led to the trial and conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, and the Wilsons' civil suit against top officials of the Bush administration. Much has been written about the "Valerie Plame" story, but Valerie herself has been silent, until now. Some of what has been reported about her has been frighteningly accurate, serving as a pungent reminder to the Wilsons that their lives are no longer private. And some has been completely false -- distorted characterizations o…

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery By Jo Nesbo

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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery By Jo Nesbo
When a Russian billionaire robs the Norwegian Gold Reserve and melts the last remaining gold bar into the Premier Soccer League trophy, it's up to Doctor Proctor, Nilly and Lisa to get the trophy and save Norway. But with a failEd break-in attempt into the billionaire's subterranean gold-melting lab and the Norwegian Gold Reserve Inspection only three days away, the only way to retrieve the trophy is to win it back. Hoping to prevent national panic and uproar, Nilly and Lisa join the Rotten Ham soccer team and use the Fartonaut Powder, along with a handful of Doctor Proctor's other wacky inventions, to try and lead the hopeless underdog team to victory before time runs out. .

Cooking and Screaming By Adrienne Kane

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Cooking and Screaming By Adrienne Kane
An inspiring, recipe-filled memoir about loss, recovery, and finding oneself through food and cooking. "I rose from my wheelchair slowly, using the arms of the seat to steady myself; I managed to lift my weighty limbs and limp the three steps to the counter. Stirring left-handed, I did not want to leave the warmth of the kitchen. I felt good. And for a moment I forgot about the life that I was living. Being in the kitchen, the sights and smells, the smear of crimson tomato sauce on my borrowed apron, felt like a bit of home, a place that felt so far away." Adrienne Kane always loved food. Waiting by the oven for the sweet, crisp cookies she baked with her mother to emerge. Learning to create a simple yet delicious frittata with her best friend. Fueling long hours of work on her senior thesiS with a satisfying tagliatelle. But just two weeks before her college graduation, Adrienne suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that left her paralyzed …

On the Shoulders of Giants By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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On the Shoulders of Giants By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the fervent fiction and poetry of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, the groundbreaking art of Aaron Douglas and William H. Johnson, and the triumphant music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong gave voice and expression to the thoughts and emotions that Jim Crow segregation laws had long sought to stifle. In On the Shoulders of Giants, indomitable basketball star and bestselling author and historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar invites the reader on an extraoRdinarily personal journey back to his birthplace, through one of the greatest political, cultural, literary, and artistic movements in our history, revealing the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life. Beginning with the rise of the Ha…

Seasons of War By Daniel E. Sutherland

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Seasons of War By Daniel E. Sutherland
The story of Culpeper County, Virginia, is a unique one in Civil War history. Nestled in one of the South?s most strategically important locations, it was occupied by the Northern army, recaptured by the Confederacy, and finally ceded to the North. Told largely through diaries, papers, and correspondence of residents, common infantrymen, and such eminent personalities as Robert E. Lee, Walt Whitman, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton, and Stonewall Jackson, all of whom spent time in Culpeper, this story wonderfully captures both the intimacy and grandeur of war. Seasons of War moves from the primitive squalor of filled hospitals and the daily indignities of a soLdier?s life to the editorials of a local newspaperman and the struggles of women and children left to the mercy of an occupying and hostile army. While famous Culpeper visitors like Lee and Whitman compose dispatches and lyric poetry, private citizens mourn their dead and defend their homes. H…

Take the Bait By S.W. Hubbard

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Take the Bait By S.W. Hubbard
The mountains guard their secrets.... The remote village of Trout Run lies inside New York State's vast Adirondack Park, a tiny community cloistered within deep forests and rugged mountains. You can drive for miles without seeing another soul -- so when high school senior JanellE Harvey vanishes while walking home along a lonely forest road, only the trees are mute witnesses to her disappearance. Police Chief Frank Bennett is new to Trout Run, and he's determined not to make another mistake in judgment like the one that cost him his previous job. But no one -- family, friends, or clergy -- seems willing to tell all they know about Janelle. Yet as the search goes on, Frank determinedly peels back the layers of mystery...only to find that even in a town where everyone knows your name, there are some secrets no one wants shared.

In the Shadow of Freedom By Tchicaya Missamou

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In the Shadow of Freedom By Tchicaya Missamou
FROM POVERTY TO WEALTH, FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA, AND FROM CHILD SOLDIER TO U.S. MARINEBorn into the Congolese wilderness, Tchicaya Missamou became a child soldier at age 11. As a horrific civil war loomed across his country, Tchicaya began using his militia connections to ferry jewels, cash, computers, and White diplomats out of the country. By 17, he was rich. By 18, he was a hunted man, his house destroyed, his family brutalized in front of him by his own militia. By 19, he?d left behind everything he?d ever known, escaping to Europe and, eventually, to America. Incredibly, that was only the start of his journey.In the Shadow of Freedom is the uplifting story of one man?s quest to achieve the American Dream. Tchicaya Missamou?s life is a shining example of why America is a gift that should not be taken for granted, and why we are limited only by the breadth of our imagination and the strength of our will. .

Carrie and Me By Carol Burnett

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Carrie and Me By Carol Burnett
The daughter of one of television?s most recognizable and beloved stars, Carol Burnett, Carrie Hamilton won the hearts of everyone she met with her kindness, her quirky humor, and her unconventional approach to life. After overcoming her painful and public teenage struggle with drug addiction in a time when personal troUbles were kept private, Carrie lived her adult life of sobriety to the fullest, achieving happiness and success as an actress, writer, musician, and director before losing a hard-fought battle with cancer at age thirty-eight. Now Carol Burnett shares her personal diary entries, photographs, and correspondence as she traces the journey she and Carrie took through some of life?s toughest challenges and sweetest miracles. Authentic, intimate, and full of love, Carrie and Me is a funny and moving memoir about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life

My Fair Succubi By Jill Myles

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My Fair Succubi By Jill Myles
IT SUCKS TO BE HER. Living as a succubus has a bit of a learning curve, but with sexy fallen angel Noah to scratch her sensual Itch, Jackie Brighton is finally starting to feel ahead of the game. She almost doesn?t miss her gorgeous vampire master Zane?or his sinful, teasing mouth. She?s trying to coNvince herself of that, anyway. But Jackie?s past mistakes catch up with her, spinning her life out of control once more. Just as her friend Remy?s inner demon comes out to play, Noah and Jackie are arrested by the angelic Serim Council. When Jackie seizes the chance to escape, she falls right into Zane?s waiting arms. As she?s pulled into a game of cat and mouse between vampires and angels, she finds she must also choose between the two men in her life. Can she decide between Noah and Zane, or will she lose everything she?s ever wanted? Because there?s more at stake than just her heart. . . . .

Beyond Peace By Richard Nixon

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Beyond Peace By Richard Nixon
?Beyond Peace is Mr. Nixon?s best book.? ?The New York TimesBeyond Peace is a manifesto for a new America, written with visionary insight and a realistic idealism by the 37th President of the United States?and only completed weeks before his death. In this last testament, Nixon offers a new agenda for the United States and defines its role in the complex post-Cold War era.Nixon charts the course America should tAke in the future to ensure that the opportunities of this new era beyond peace are not lost. America?s issues, he argues, extend from a crisis of spirit which manifests itself in a corrosive entitlement mentality that he describes as ?one of the greatest threats to our fiscal health, our moral fiber, and our ability to renew our nation.?With his unrivaled experience in foreign affairs gained over many years as a statesman in the international arena, he gives answers to complex foreign issues facing the United States. And his intimate portraits and …

The Panic Virus By Seth Mnookin

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The Panic Virus By Seth Mnookin
WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE? In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might cause autism. The media seized hold of the story and, in the process, helped to launch one of the most devastating health scares ever. In the years to come Wakefield would be revealed as a profiteer in league with class-action lawyers, and he would eventually lose his medical license. Meanwhile one study after another failed to find any link between childhood vaccines and autism. Yet the myth that vaccines somehow caUse developmental disorders lives on. Despite the lack of corroborating evidence, it has been popularized by media personalities such as Oprah Winfrey and Jenny McCarthy and legitimized by journalists who claim that they are just being fair to ?both sides? of an issue about which there is little debate. Meanwhile millions of dollars have…

Pitching My Tent By Anita Diamant

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Pitching My Tent By Anita Diamant
Following the enormous success of her two bestselling novels, The Red Tent and Good Harbor, award-winning author Anita Diamant delivers a book of intimate reflections on the milestones, revelations, and balancing acts of life as a wife, mother, friend, and member of a religious community. Before The Red Tent, before Good Harbor, before and during six books on contemporary Jewish life, Anita Diamant was a columnist. Over the course of two decades, she Wrote essays about friendship and family, work and religion, ultimately creating something of a public diary reflecting the shape and evolution of her life -- as well as the trends of her generation. Pitching My Tent collects the finest of these essays, all freshly revised, updated, and enriched with new material, forming a cohesive and compelling narrative. Organized into six parts, the shape of the book reflects the general shape of adult life, chronicling its emotional and practical milestones. There a…

Inside the Cage By Wight Martindale Jr.

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Inside the Cage By Wight Martindale Jr.
The most popular outdoor basketball court in New York City is half the regulation size, offers no seating, and has sidelines bounded by a chain-link fence. But the summer league on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village has developed its share of stars and has become known throughout the world for another reaSon: Here the only thing that matters is the game. Inside the Cage follows the West 4th Streets summer league through a single season, chronicling its legendary history along the way. From 1970s playground legend Fly Williams to NBA veteran Anthony Mason and L.A. Lakers guard Smush Parker, three generations of players have mastered their game at West 4th Street. And the Cage itself -- located in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in America and frequented by men from the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Harlem -- proves that talent can flourish even in the most unlikely places

Friends 'til the End By ReShonda Tate Billingsley

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Friends 'til the End By ReShonda Tate Billingsley
The sixth book in The Good Girlz series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley Joy in her heart... It's for real -- Jasmine's in love! She never thought she'd be boy-crazy like her girlfriends Camille, Alexis, and Angel, but now Jasmine and football star C.J. Taylor are inseparable -- they've evEn been voted the school's cutest couple. And with love in the air, everything seems to be going right: Jasmine's mom has allowed her and C.J. to go out on dates, and even her relationship with her brother Jaquan has improved. Maybe love is contagious! Gone in a heartbeat? But Jasmine's happiness is shattered when a neighborhood gang begins harassing Jaquan -- and trouble quickly escalates to tragedy. With C.J. and his family caught in the crossfire of lies and violence, Jasmine will have to hold on tighter than ever to her faith, to the friends who have never let her down...and to the belie…

Wither's Rain By John Passarella

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Wither's Rain By John Passarella
Once they were strangers bound by their fears of a demonic entity called Elizabeth Wither. They saw her come to life on Halloween in the historic college town of Windale, Massachusetts. They saw their dark dreams come true by the terror she wrought. They watched her cRushing death in tons of falling stone. But if Wither is gone and their nightmares are over, why do they wake up screaming?Wendy Ward -- a college student with a gift for white magic -- can sense that the town of Windale is in for a dramatic change in weather. There's a new chill in the air....It's whispered in the warnings of an old woman. It's hidden in the corrupting legacy of a newborn baby. It's waiting in an ancient evil impatient for a human host. And it's being carried in the creeping flow of black blood -- Wither's rain.

Hot for Fireman By Jennifer Bernard

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Hot for Fireman By Jennifer Bernard
Katie Dane knows better than to mix business and pleasure, but her new bartender, Ryan Blake, is simply irresistible . . . and besides, she doesn't plan on working there much longer. That's if things go according to plan. But they never do, do they?Ryan, the sexy heartbreaker of Station One, is determined to rejoin the force. Tending bar in the meantime seems like the perfect idea, especially when it means he can spend his nights working next to his sultry new boss . . . if only the bar didn't keep catching fire.Throw in a grizzled career criminal, a luscious-bodied barfly, a Bachelor Fireman bachelorette party, a flash-fire romance, and a million-dollar money pot, and suddenly playing with fire never seemed so much like falling in love.

Cemetery Lake By Paul Cleave

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Cemetery Lake By Paul Cleave
A chilling case of unsolved murders and mistaken identities unravels when a lake in a Christchurch cemetery releases its grip on the murky past in this exciting crime thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Laughterhouse.Cemetery Lake begins in a cold and rainy graveyard, where Private Detective Theodore Tate is overseeing an exhumation?a routine job for the weathered former cop. But when doubts are raised about the identity of the Body found in the coffin, the case takes a sinister turn. Tate knows he should walk away and let his former colleagues on the police force deal with it, but his strong sense of justice intervenes. Complicating matters are a few loose ends from Tate?s past. Even good guys have secrets, and Tate thought his were dead and buried for good. With time running out and a violent killer lurking, will he manage to stay one step ahead of the police, or will his truth be unearthed? Originally published in Paul Cleave?s na…

The Wall By Jeff Long

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The Wall By Jeff Long
On the vast, sunlit walls of the world's greatest monolith, two veteran climbers unwittingly ascend into a vertical underworld. In a place where obsession kills, they quickly fall prey to past loves, old demons, and ghostly revenge. Once upon a time, thirty-five years ago, Hugh and Lewis were Yosemite legends. El Capitan was their holy grail, and their destiny seemed written on its big walls. Here they met the women who married, then left them. Hugh's wife mysteriously disappeared into the desert. Lewis's wife is divorcing him. Now, the old friends reunite to climb El Cap one last time and make a fresh start. But "the Captain" seems cursed this time around. Even before the aging "wall rats" leave the ground, disaster strikes three young women high on a neighboring route. Hugh discovers one body in the forest and spies a second dangling a half mile overhead. He and Lewis launch their ascent, desperate to leave the terrible omens be…

My Country, 'Tis of Thee By Keith Ellison

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My Country, 'Tis of Thee By Keith Ellison
As a Black, Latino, and former Catholic who converted to Islam, Keith Ellison, is the first Muslim elected to Congress?from a district with fewer than 1 percent Muslims and 11 percent Blacks. With his unique perspective on uniting a disparate community and speaking to a common goal, Ellison takes a provocative look at America and what needs to change to accommodate different races and beliefs.      Filled with anecdotes, statistics, and social commentary, Ellison touches on everything from the Tea Party to Obama, from race to the immigration debate and more. He also draws some very clear distinctions between parties and shows why the deep polarization is unhealthy for America. Deeply patriotic, with My Country ?Tis of Thee, Ellison strives to help define what it means to be an American today.

Confessions of a Male Nurse (The Confessions Series) By Michael Alexander

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Confessions of a Male Nurse (The Confessions Series) By Michael Alexander

We Had It So Good By Linda Grant

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We Had It So Good By Linda Grant
Stephen Newman?s children find it hard to believe that their father once dressed up in Marilyn Monroe?s furs, cooked acid at Oxford and lived with their mother, Andrea, in an anarchist collective. Quite often, Stephen finds it hard to believe himself. Born to immigrant parents in sunny Los Angeles, StEphen never imagined that he would spend his adult life under the gray skies of London, would marry and stay married and would watch his children grow into people he cannot fathom. Over forty years he and his friends have built lives of comfort and success, until the events of late middle age and the new century force them to realize that they have always existed in a fool?s paradise. Linda Grant?s utterly absorbing novel about the generation that came of age during the 1970s reveals the truth about growing up and growing older and once again displays her uncanny ability to illuminate our times. .