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Written in My Own Heart's Blood

By Diana Gabaldon
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Finally, the eighth book of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series was released in June, 2014.  I have been waiting so long to...»

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By Deb, Youth Services
07/31/14 | Audiobooks

Teardrop

Audiobook

Teardrop by Lauren Kate is a great retelling of the Atlantis myth.  In the story, Eureka who has never cried a single tear in her...»

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By Deb, Youth Services
07/31/14 | Audiobooks

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
Book

Werner is an orphaned German teenager with a knack for electronics; his talent is noticed and he is selected for enrollment in an...»

A Better World

By Marcus Sakey
Book

Marcus Sakey continues his outstanding dystopian trilogy (Book One was called Brilliance) with the suspenseful A Better World.There is...»

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
Book

Werner is an orphaned German teenager with a knack for electronics; his talent is noticed and he is selected for enrollment in an...»

A Better World

By Marcus Sakey
Book

Marcus Sakey continues his outstanding dystopian trilogy (Book One was called Brilliance) with the suspenseful A Better World.There is...»

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

By Diana Gabaldon
Audiobook

Finally, the eighth book of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series was released in June, 2014.  I have been waiting so long to...»

Teardrop

Audiobook

Teardrop by Lauren Kate is a great retelling of the Atlantis myth.  In the story, Eureka who has never cried a single tear in her...»

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Tabula Rasa

By Downie, Ruth

Downie continues her Roman Empire mystery series with this sixth offering starring Gaius Ruso and his wife Tilla.  In northern Britannia, a young British boy goes missing, and accusations fly that he was abducted by one of the soldiers.  Fans of historical mysteries wiill celebrate this new release, while newcomers will want to start at the beginning, with Medicus (2006), Terra Incognita (2008), Persona non Grata (2009), Caveat Emptor (2011), and Semper Fidelis (2013).  

Pure and Special: Gourmet Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

By Mittal, Vidhu

If cookbooks make your mouth water, this one will make you drool.  Vidhu Mittal takes Indian-Veg to a new level with recipes that are rich in texture, color, and flavor.  Each recipe contains a full color layout, both English and Indian ingredient lists, and historical sidebars with interesting tidbits about the food and its presentation and meaning.  Hearty Jackfruit Rice n Spice, anyone? 

The Invisible Woman

Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

Detroit Unleaded

An ambitious Lebanese-American youth is forced to take over his family's gas station after his father's death.

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