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The Touch
Blake Williams is a widower trying to raise three children. He has been careful to open his heart to another woman, fearful of the pain he might suffer again. His attention is focused on providing a loving home for his kids. Carla Reeves is involved in an abusive relationship. She doesn't know who to turn to for advice. She meets Blake by chance on several occasions and the relationship evolves into much than casual interest in each other.
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The Tree House
Twin sisters Cat and Mims, fifteen, agree that theirs is the best family in the world ... until the missionaries show up, and their world spins out of control. You'll laugh and cry over this YA novel.
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The Warrior [Sons of Encouragement Series Book 2]
A new series of hardcover biblical novellas from beloved author Francine Rivers. Each novella tells the story of one of five biblical men who stood behind the great heroes of the faith: Aaron the priest, Caleb the warrior, Jonathan the heir, Haggai the prophet, and Barnabus the disciple. In the vein of the Lineage of Grace, these books will entertain, challenge, and inspire, directing readers back to the Bible as the ultimate source of truth and hope. In this second book in the series, Francine ... more info>>
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The Washingtonienne
failed engagement, her decision to move from New York to Washington, and the mischief she starts getting into immediately upon arrival. From the married, Bush-appointed bureaucrat who gives her $400 for a lunchtime tryst--raising the question: at what point does "a gift" cross the line into "payment"?--to the staff counsel whose taste for spanking she "accidentally" leaks to the office, Jackie's loosely fictionalized exploits serve up large portions of DC dish and prove that Washington's taste f... more info>>
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The Water is Wide
Readers know Pat Conroy as a novelist of great reputation and success, but his first notable achievement as a writer was an autobiographical book called The Water is Wide, published in 1972--the story of a year in his life as a teacher of poor African-American children on a coastal island in South Carolina. The New York Times called The Water is Wide "a hell of a good story," and that observation points to one of Conroy's supreme gifts as a writer of fiction--the ability to craft an irresistible... more info>>
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The Weight of Silence
It happens one August morning. As dawn's light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing. Seven-year-old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism brought on by tragedy as a toddler. Calli's mother, Antonia, tried to do the best she could within the confines of marriage to a mostly absent, often angry husband. Though she denies that her husband could be involved in the possible abductions, she fears her decision... more info>>
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The Wind Comes Sweeping
Marik Youngblood left her father's Oklahoma ranchand the child she gave up for adoptionintent on becoming an artist instead of a rancher. Her father's death brings her back to a failing cattle operation, a pile of debt and a haunting need to find the child she left behind. Leasing out the land for wind towers solves one problem but creates anotherthe hostility of her neighbors, Burt and Lena Gurdman. Lena Gurdman may be poor and uneducated, with a husband who's quick to blame her for any percei... more info>>
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The Winter of Her Discontent
Denise struggles through the challenges of a bad boss, a thankless job, a major winter ice storm, and squirrels invading her house. Three of her problems are solved by the unexpected intervention of the fourth. Upon reading this story, you might just think twice when opening a can of mixed nuts. A work of short, humorous horror from our Spectres line.
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The Wrong Schwartz
The Wrong Schwartz is Joel Block's debut novel. A psychologist whose beginnings were not encouraging, Joel was a stepchild twice and a troublemaker as often as possible. He was told by his teachers, "You write the way you speak and you don't speak well at all." Being oppositional, he was inspired. (Joel Block is the author of 16 nonfiction books) Mark Shapiro is a handsome, enormously successful cardiac surgeon with a loving wife, an adoring son, plenty of money and a nightmare in the making. Ma... more info>>
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There and Back
Gwen Sullivan explores the life of her sister Tessie, a woman whose destiny is laid down by law--Murphy's Law. Watching her stumble from one calamity to the next, Gwen struggles to pick up the pieces, unaware that the tragicomic tale is no longer just Tessie's, but also her own. While her career as a dentist in the late eighties appears promising, Tessie's life changes abruptly when a mix-up at work leads to serious consequences. Hoping to find peace of mind, she goes on a skiing holiday to Yugo... more info>>
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There's Always Plan B
What does a stay-at-home mother do when her executive husband divorces her? She goes to plan B: restore her birthplace and maybe her heart along the way.
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These Curious Pleasures (Lesbian Pulp Classic)
Sloane works as a secretary to a New York television producer. She lives in the Village and enjoys cruising the bars at night for one-night stands with women she doesn't know. She has a few part-time lovers she sees on a semi-regular basis, but hasn't found the woman who would steal her heart? until she meets Allison, a young actress. Sloane's boss has hired the young woman to star in the pilot for a new television series. Sparks fly immediately between Sloane and Allison, the young actress... more info>>
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These Things Hidden
When teenager Allison Glenn is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as Linden Falls' golden girl forever. Her parents deny the existence of their once-perfect child. Her former friends exult her downfall. Her sister, Brynn, faces whispered rumors every day in the hallways of their small Iowa high school. It's Brynn?shy, quiet Brynn?who carries the burden of what really happened that night. All she wants is to forget Allison and the past that haunts her.But then Al... more info>>
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Thirty Lessons
Life is just a series of events with consequences. On their own they wouldn't add up to much, but when you put them all together you never know where they'll end up taking you, or what the outcome will be once you're there. The last thing Paige Wilder is looking for at thirty-eight is another bad-ending relationship. Paige believes she has it all--good friends, a challenging career in publishing and the perfect little companion named Sammy. Jude Martin has made some promises to himself. He wil... more info>>
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Thoughts in Solitude
The renowned Trappist monk Thomas Merton wrote Thoughts in Solitude in 1953 and 1954, when his superiors allowed him extended periods of seclusion and meditation. What has made this book such an enduring and popular work is that it recognizes how important solitude is to our morality, integrity, and ability to love. One does not have to be a monk to find solitude, notes Merton; solitude can be found in the act of contemplation and silent reflection in everyday life. Also, this is not a pious boo... more info>>
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Thread of Deceit
Something was terribly wrong with the shy, scared little girl. Every day, she came to Haven, Sam Hawke's inner-city youth center. But the former marine couldn't get Flora to open up. So he turned to newspaper reporter Ana Burns, hoping that her skill at asking nosy questions about him and his mission could be put to better use. Flora quickly captured Ana's heart. As did Sam and his dream of providing a haven for children with nowhere else to go. Ana's questions were soon answered--and worst fear... more info>>
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Threatened Species
Two weeks--that's all the time Ed Winters has with his son Danny before Ed's ex-wife and her new husband move with the boy to Paris. Those days, filled with fly fishing, camping, and an unplanned cross-country road trip, grow ever more desperate as Ed struggles to face the reality of losing the boy, and Danny of losing his home. Set amid the streams and backroads of Michigan and Montana, THREATENED SPECIES is a harsh but beautiful ode to fathers and sons. The novella is collected here with five... more info>>
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Three Fifths
Alcoholism and death; the two things that Johnny Silva is dealing with, as he's thrust into an unforeseen encounter with Nicolas Anderson one day in a small town liquor store in the foothills of central California. Johnny combats the past, as well as the present, while he spends time with Nicolas: an intense twenty-four hour time frame where Johnny sits front and center as he observes his two old nemeses; alcoholism and self destruction. He learns that Anderson was once an attorney, once a husba... more info>>
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Three Women (Lesbian Pulp Classic)
The easel stood in its place and Paula set the largest of the pads on it. "Going to pose for me?" The old grin spread across Byrne's features. "Are you braver tonight?" "Oh, much," Paula nodded with enthusiasm. Byrne dragged a chair across the room and sat down, turning her profile to Paula. Paula hesitated. She stared at Byrne for a while, waiting for some inspiration to move her pencil. "I liked it better the other way," she said in a small voice, not daring to look at Byrne. She heard a ... more info>>
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Tides of Valor
Rodney and Nathan Higgins are of the same blood but they are destined to lead two very different lives. Rodney loves the life his father had worked for, living on New York's Fifth Avenue in all the luxury that comes with it. Nathan is a Marxist radical, opposed to all that is his brother. Rodney, following in his father's footsteps and defending his country on the sea, sails the Pacific for revenge on the Japanese after Pearl Harbor. Nathan, pushed into the war at the last minute, finds himself ... more info>>
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Till I Come Marching Home
Scott Kilmeade backsteps through time, and travels the now ravaged cities of war-torn France. Not only to rejoin the past and restore the vacant slate of his mind, but to recapture what at present remains a nagging fragment of one visionless memory: the certain knowledge that once, in a life not so long passed, he had been deeply and irrevocably in love.
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Tintypes of Treasure
Poetry. Powerful vocabulary, rhyme, rhythm; quotable. Much history. Thomas Russell Wingate, historian by profession, capitalist by conviction and temperament, has lived in Salt Lake City since he left California in 1975. He is very married and rejoices in his posterity.
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To Gain the Motherland
In 1985, a loveable loser from a small town in Arkansas stands helplessly by as his brother is murdered by a madman. The killer escapes into a cryogenic sleep by submitting himself as a guinea pig for a university experiment, and thereby evades prosecution. As much to liberate himself as to avenge his brother's death, David Rounds follows the culprit into his hundred year slumber. Scheduled to lie dormant for a century or more, Rounds is violently awakened in the year 2010, amid a chaotic and un... more info>>
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Together in Time
TOGETHER IN TIME is a contemporary story of Sanjay's reaction to the death of his mother, left alone in her last years to fend for herself while her three adult children are lost in their own worlds. He remembers his mother as a single parent, living with her three children in the Indian city of Pune, fighting adversity with the power of a woman in a mother's role. But Sanjay discovers that in her late years, his mother and her friends were living miserably and alone, while their adult children ... more info>>
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Tomorrow's God Evolving
This is a story of hope; a spiritual quest for purpose and perspective pursued by shamen and philosophers, elders and children, technocrats and scientists alike. From a barrier island off the coast of Mississippi to a backwoods community of working folks struggling from day to day while holding stubbornly to dreams unrealized, from the Clear Creek Institute headquarters of the Culpepper Foundation tucked away in a quiet corner of a rural south Mississippi county, to the Sibun River Gorge within... more info>>
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