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The Wrecker - Clive Cussler
A man known only as the Wrecker is sabotaging the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line. Whoever he is, whatever his motives, he's building up to a grand act unlike anything ever committed before. And only private detective Isaac Bell can...[more]
White Smoke - Andrew M. Greeley
The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have gathered in Rome for the papal election following the death of the incumbent pope. Torn by internal conflict and with many of its members alienated, the Church faces one of the most serious crises in it...[more]
The Chase - Clive Cussler
Clive cussler is back with a stand-alone novel that “cranks up a head of steam and some high speed thrills.”(Publishers Weekly)

A no- nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he ...[more]
Black Jacks (Volume 1) - Shaun Webb
Someone is committing murder in Lincoln, Nebraska, leaving a black Jack of Spades as a calling card. Jack Beauregard, a state trooper Colonel with gubernatorial aspirations, is desperate to solve the case and secure the election. Circumstantial evide...[more]
Black Jacks (Volume 1) - Shaun Webb
Someone is committing murder in Lincoln, Nebraska, leaving a black Jack of Spades as a calling card. Jack Beauregard, a state trooper Colonel with gubernatorial aspirations, is desperate to solve the case and secure the election. Circumstantial evide...[more]
Irish Gold - Andrew M. Greeley
Bestselling novelist Andrew M. Greeley outdoes his previous triumphs with Irish Gold, a contemporary, fresh and exciting novel of suspense and love. Nuala Anne McGrail, a student at Dublin's Trinity College, is beautiful the way a ...[more]
The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel (Thursday Next Novels (Penguin Books)) - Jasper Fforde
In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literall...[more]
The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King
In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an int...[more]
The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton
A heroic story of friendship and belonging.

Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up “greasers” l...[more]
The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton
A heroic story of friendship and belonging.

Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up “greasers” l...[more]
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need fr...[more]

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons - Lorna Landvik
The women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delectable desserts, and a strong shoulder can’t fix. Laughter is the glue that holds them together—the foundation of a book group they call AHEB (Angry Housewi...[more]
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten—a past devo...[more]
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Noted Fitzgerald biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli draws upon years of research to present the Fitzgerald's Jazz Age romance exactly as he intended according to the original manuscript, revisions, and corrections--with explanatory notes. Reprint.
The Glass Castle [1st]-(Hardcover)- - Jeannette (Author); Walls
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping ...[more]
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
Thought Police. Big Brother. Orwellian. These words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984. The story of one man's nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by w...[more]
Above Suspicion - Betsy Brannon Green
Mary Grace O'Malley has inherited a bed and breakfast from a friend. John Wright, a love interest from years ago shows up and asks her help to solve a murder. Miss Eugenia Atkins and her friends arrive for a vacation, but when a guest ends up dead, ...[more]
Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in their ruthless struggle to build a...[more]

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China - Jung Chang
The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history�a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now wit...[more]
West of Sunset - Stewart O'Nan
A �rich, sometimes heartbreaking� (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald�s last years in Hollywood

In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his...[more]

James Clavell - James Clavell
This is the fifth James Clavell novel. Although it is a sequel to Noble House, it can be read as a stand alone. It is set in 1979 Iran, during the chaos that followed the expulsion of the Shah. It follows helicopter pilots working for an oil compa...[more]
Pygmalion - B Shaw
This is the play from which "My Fair Lady" was adapted. Shaw's dramatization of a Cockney flower girl"s metamorphosis into a lady is both a fantasy and a platform for his views on social class, money and women"s independence.
The Fly on the Wall - Tony Hillerman

Ace reporter John Cotton is a fly on the wall -- seeing all, hearing all, and keeping out of sight. But the game changes when he finds his best friend's corpse sprawled on the marble floor of the central rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Suddenly Cotto...[more]

 
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in m...[more]