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How to Beat the System
"Contrary to popular belief, you can beat the system." So says Lionel Goldfish, once hailed as "the Simenon of Success; the Asimov of Achievement," the octogenarian narrator of this extraordinarily funny novel by Denison Andrews. Disturbed by current trends in American society, Lionel Goldfish has come out of retirement to write his fiftieth and final success book. He has chosen the old formula of the success biography, the story of a shoeshine boy who made good. But all resemblance to Horatio A... more info>>
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However Long the Night
Successful Miami Architect born in Cuba learns from his dying father buried family secrets that compel him to return to the land he abandoned to search for the woman he left behind and the son he never knew. What if you found out your whole life was built on a lie told by your father? What if you realized this lie was instrumental in your achieving so much while others you once loved achieved so little, or worse, destroyed their lives? What if you had the opportunity to do something about it twe... more info>>
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Hurago
Hurago--a privately owned island, opened to research only. No tourist traps taint it. Legend has it that the island is protected by a pair of 30-foot female statues poised at the edge of the lagoon. No one knows where they came from and the present residents don't know their true purpose. While others speculate, Jessica Martin, island agriculture engineer, and Edward Chamberlain, island owner, feel the power the statues evoke and know they and their island will always be protected by the giant l... more info>>
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I Can Stop Anytime
Graham Samson is one of the greatest looking guys in his class and though he's no big brain, he's still able to get not only what he needs, but what he wants. To Graham, high school means hanging out with the crowd that sticks close to Bob Chan. Bob Chan is richer than Graham, smarter, crazier, and more popular. It's Bob Chan who is the life of the party, who sets the styles and who always has the car to cruise around in. And it's Bob Chan who suggests that the cop buy some crystal meth at "Poss... more info>>
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I Remember Gravity
On the militaristic Homestead, Velcro lines the bottom of objects and the soles of shoes to hold things down. The ten-thousand-manned space ship has meandered on the far reaches of the empty universe for thirty-five years. Nonetheless, the ship's shops, schools and services attempts to recapture the amenities of suburban life in the now long-gone earth. A psychiatrist suddenly has a revolution on his hands. Entire demographics of men, women and children are acting out in a sexual compuls... more info>>
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I, Spy?
Never underestimate the blonde. "The British spy is elegant, suave and sophisticated. The British spy is not blonde, built and confused." But Sophie Green is, and she's just been hired by a highly secret government agency. She drives a car the colour of bile and is obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She doesn't know which end of the gun to fire from and her hair hasn't been natural since she was twelve. But that's not going to stop her from trying to save the day, once she figures out who... more info>>
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Iced
Can she give up revenge for love? As a thief she's exceptional, as a demon she's cursed to be wanting in every way. Only love can break the demonic bonds and give her a chance of saving her afterlife.
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In Dreams
Obsessed with forty-year-old memories, a retired Air Force sergeant enlists relics from the past to recapture the heart of his first love.
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In Firm Pursuit
After winning a multimillion-dollar verdict in a race-discrimination case, Vernetta Henderson's career is on the rise. Weeks away from a coveted partnership, she takes on the defense of a major corporation in what appears to be an open-and-shut sexual harassment case. But Vernetta discovers the case isn't what it seems. After passing up a chance to settle, events place the entire case--and her future--in jeopardy.It's bad enough working with a pretentious associate with her own agenda. Now Verne... more info>>
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In Strange Gardens and Other Stories
With the precision of a surgeon, Peter Stamm cuts to the heart of the fragile and revealing moments of everyday life. They are bankers, students, mothers, or retirees. They live in New York City or somewhere in Switzerland, they work in London or Riga, they cross paths in a Fado bar in Lisbon. They breathe the banal routine of daily life. It is to these ordinary people that Peter Stamm grants center stage in his latest collection of short stories. Henry, a cowherd turned stuntman, crisscrosse... more info>>
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In the Country of the Great King
From Arizona, where a Native American is on a quest to connect with her culture, to Belfast, where a mother fights to bring her children to America, the world is united by the sight of the Agincourt comet, which blazes through the sky. Even In the Country of the Great King, there is loneliness, lost identity, longing, and inspiration. Set in a variety of places in the world, Ardythe Ashley's novel takes the reader on a journey through human emotion: reuniting with one's culture, finding love, su... more info>>
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Instinct of Survival
Novice pilot Joe Bussil flies into an ice storm and crashes on the snow-covered Yukon Mountains. Everything Joe needs to survive is lost in the crash. Joe faces many ordeals in his new world--avalanches, a nemesis polar bear, a continuous search for food and shelter... and the Yukon itself, which Joe perceives as a living entity bent on destroying him. Two air traffic controllers who hear bits and pieces of Joe's distress call find themselves obsessed with finding him. Instinct of Survival is th... more info>>
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It Happened at Christmas
Experience the love, warmth and magic Christmas brings, with this heartwarming collection from three favorite Harlequin authors.... So much stands between Lancashire mill owner Haywood Denshaw and his new housekeeper Marianne Brown. But even disparate social standing and rumors of disreputable pasts can't get in the way of their love. Only Marianne's refusal to compromise her principles can, in a captivating story by PENNY JORDAN. Wealthy farmer Luke Hudson gets more than he bargained for when h... more info>>
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It's Never Too Late - The Autobiography of Darrell Bain
Darrell Bain's e-books have been perennial best sellers since their introduction into the young market. He has been a finalist many times for the Eppie Awards, and in 2007 he won two of them, and another two years later. They are the most prestigious of the E-book awards recognizing the best writing in the field. He has written about three dozen novels or non-fiction works, and more than that number of short stories, in almost every possible genre, including humor, mystery, thrillers, science fi... more info>>
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Jet Ace
He liked his jets fast and his women faster. Hotshot test pilot Barth was up against the unknown in the F-120 super jet, the Air Force's fastest plane ever; it had claimed the lives of two pilots already. How many women could Barth claim before his time was up? The tremendously talented Tedd Thomey brings Barth's world of steel nerves, warm women and life at the edge of the envelope to you with the afterburners on full. Don't get too close to this telling tale or the heat will burn your fingerti... more info>>
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Journey's of a Lifetime
A warm and wonderful collection of short stories that will take you to a number of places. Enjoy your trip to the past and the future, and travel from the Taj Mahal to the Stars. Short Stories.
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June Mail
Begin with one freelance journalist hellbent on getting her story. Add one charismatic and internationally renowned genetic engineer who claims to have developed the first viable AIDS vaccine. Mix in a stormy love affair which colors their mutual past, and you have the opening gambits of the fast-paced political thriller, JUNE MAIL. When Sarah Calloway arrives in California for her exclusive interview with the celebrated Dr. Winslow, she finds that the geneticist has disappeared without a trace.... more info>>
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Just One
Based on the lives of the author's grandmother, mother, and herself: From a village in Poland to the streets of America.... From the ashes of a family destroyed to the resurgence of life.... After a life filled with both great heights of happiness and bitter depths of tragedy, Estera Wolinsky perishes in a gas chamber at Treblinka. Of her many loved ones, only one daughter survives. Estera's soul cries out in pain and loss. But then her spirit, summoned back to Earth by her granddaughter's longi... more info>>
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Keeper of the Light
To her husband, Annie O'Neill is the perfect wife and mother. To the man who adores her, she's an unattainable ideal. To her rival, she is an obsession.Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is Annie O'Neill. The woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with.When Annie dies on the operating table, she leaves behind th... more info>>
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Kids and Christmas
Kate Warren is alone for Christmas She plans a few days alone in Memphis, but she finds herself attracted to a man running a homeless shelter. Jonah Ramsey is an ex-baseball player who is suspicious of Kate's sudden act of kindness when she begins to volunteer at the homeless shelter over the Christmas holiday. Can these two loners find love for the holidays?
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Killing Everybody
This is a novel about something we all know, something we carry within us: our inward rage, our lives of fantasy. Not all of us accommodate rage or fantasy in the same way. Most of us--bless us--go about our peaceful business, though our confidential fury may produce fantasies we'd rather not confess. Sometimes some of us translate fantasies to outer life. Most of us do not. Brown, in Killing Everybody (he has no other name we know), carries in his heart a burden of anger so terrible we think th... more info>>
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La Bella Luna
Mudpacks, murder, deceit, betrayal and tattoos--how much can a friendship sustain without cracking? Try telling your best friends that your husband is leaving you for another man, or that you've slept with one of their husbands and have borne his child. Better yet, let them know you've just committed murder or that you're dying. Ann, Eazy, Merry and Leta Lou--all four of the Oklahoma City socialites, having spent years merely scratching the surface of their friendship, are thrust into an emoti... more info>>
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Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 12
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet is a twice-yearly zine of eclectic fiction and so on. Issue 12 includes wonderful stories from Jan Lars Jensen, David Erik Nelson, Jack Cheng, Richard Parks, Nick Mamatas, Richard Butner and Cara Spindler.
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Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet No. 14
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet is a twice-yearly zine of eclectic fiction and so on. Issue 14 includes wonderful stories from David J. Schwartz, Jay Lake, Richard Butner, Douglas Lain and more. Table of Contents fiction Douglas Lain--Music Lessons David Nahm--Sitting on a Bench in the Park Susan Mosser--Ragdog James Sallis--Two Stories Richard Butner--Pete and Earl Jay Lake--A Conspiracy of Dentists Matthew Latkiewicz--Felix Soutre, Puppeteer J. Cox--The Half-Fey House Devon Monk--Beer with a... more info>>
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Lead Us Not Into Penn Station
The year is 1955, and the world of Danny Meadoff spins with ease and stability. Eisenhower is president, soul groups are black, NBA teams are white. Fathers do not speak with sons. The Dodgers have jumped out to an early lead and look to meet the Yankees in the Series. And, according to universal plan, to lose. Everything is in its place. Or is it? The father of Danny's best friend has become a philanderer and a Republican. The sax player at Flatbush and Nostrand blows notes that are not in the ... more info>>
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