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49th Shelf: Little Fortified Stories

Little Fortified Stories by (author) Barbara Black A spinster in love with a tobacco-smoking ghost. A lonely one-eyed monster who wanders the desert. A Medieval saint who delights in her “miraculous ruine.” In Little Fortified Stories, award-winning writer Barbara Black conjures a microcosm of characters that defy convention. In these very short […]

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49th Shelf: We Were The Bullfighters

We Were the Bullfighters by (author) Marianne K. Miller “A window into Canada’s role in the making of Ernest Hemingway in clear, clean prose.” — Lee Gowan, author of The Beautiful Place Sent to cover bank robber Red Ryan’s daring prison break, a young Ernest Hemingway becomes fascinated with the convict. In […]

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49th Shelf: Lightning Strikes The Silence

Lightning Strikes the Silence A Lane Winslow Mystery by (author) Iona Whishaw Beginning with a bang, the latest mystery in the series Publishers Weekly calls “highly entertaining” is a study in bygone promises and lingering prejudice. A warm June afternoon in King’s Cove is interrupted by an explosion. Following the sound, Lane goes […]

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49th Shelf: Sisters Of The Spruce

Sisters of the Spruce by (author) Leslie Shimotakahara World War One is in high gear. Fourteen-year-old Khya Terada moves with her family to a remote, misty inlet on Haida Gwaii, then the Queen Charlotte Islands, in northern British Columbia, known for its Sitka spruces. The Canadian government has passed an act […]

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49th Shelf: The Gift Child

The Gift Child by (author) Elaine McCluskey How important is truth? What is normal? These are the questions raised in The Gift Child, Elaine McCluskey’s fictional oeuvre — a funny, poignant, sure-shot novel, populated with a community of petty criminals, beloved broadcasters, undercover intelligence agents, and more. The novel opens with the […]

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49th Shelf: Not How I Pictured It

Not How I Pictured It A Novel by (author) Robin Lefler The OC meets The Unhoneymooners in this shipwreck romcom when the reunited cast of a hit show get stuck on a deserted island with nothing but their complete lack of survival skills, simmering drama, and the sneaking suspicion that someone is up to […]

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49th Shelf: The Inheritance

The Inheritance A Novel by (author) Joanna Goodman From the bestselling author of The Home for Unwanted Girls and The Forgotten Daughter comes a compulsively readable mother-daughter story in which two women who share a difficult past must come to together to claim the future they deserve. Arden Moore enjoyed an affluent life thanks to […]

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49th Shelf: A Great Country

A Great Country A Novel by (author) Shilpi Somaya Gowda From the New York Times bestselling author, a novel in the tradition of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, exploring the ties and fractures of a close-knit Indian-American family in the aftermath of a violent encounter with the police. Pacific Hills, California: Gated communities, ocean […]