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All the ways we said goodbye : a novel of the Ritz Paris

All the ways we said goodbye : a novel of the Ritz Paris

Williams, Beatriz, author
2020

France, 1914. As war breaks out, Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front. France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable, free-spirited American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Marguerite "Daisy" Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. France, 1964. For Barbara "Babs" Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet their marriage was haunted by a mysterious woman known only as La Fleur. Three women whose fates are joined by one splendid hotel.

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Big lies in a small town

Big lies in a small town

Chamberlain, Diane, 1950- author
2020

North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office. What she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher is serving a three-year stint but is offered an assignment that will see her released immediately - to restore an old post office mural. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets.

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Black Panther. Book 1, Stormy weather

Black Panther. Book 1, Stormy weather

Baker, Kyle, author
2019

"Follow the all-new adventures of its monarch, the Black Panther! King T'Challa is responsible for defending his people -- and the world -- from any threats. And he gets plenty of help -- and sass -- from his genius sister Shuri. With Wakanda plagued by deadly weather, Black Panther and Shuri have leaped into action to prevent their people from further suffering"-- Provided by publisher.

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Country strong

Country strong

Miller, Linda Lael, author
2020

Cord Hollister is a true cowboy at heart, he thrives on the stability of ranch life. But when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek with a shocking secret, Cord's orderly life is upended. Shallie Fletcher left heartbreak where it belongs, in the past. But when an opportunity arises to partner with a therapeutic riding program for kids, Shallie can't resist seeking out Cord for lessons. Back in school, he was the crush she couldn't forget, seeing him now fills her with hope. Could the one who got away be the one who stays?

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The dance of the star fairies

The dance of the star fairies

Stilton, Thea, author
2019

There is a crisis in the Starlight Kingdom, one of the fantasy worlds: its stars, powered by a special kind of stardust, are fading and may soon go out forever, leaving the Kingdom in darkness--so the Thea sisters and Will Mystery set out for Brightstar Castle to discover what is wrong, but first they must overcome the obstacles and challenges that the fairies are placing in their way.

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Deep state : a thriller

Deep state : a thriller

Hauty, Chris, author
2020

Recently elected President Richard Monroe--populist, controversial, and divisive--is at the center of an increasingly polarized Washington, DC. Never has the partisan drama been so tense or the paranoia so rampant. In the midst of contentious political turf wars, the White House chief of staff is found dead in his house. A tenacious intern discovers a single, ominous clue that suggests he died from something other than natural causes, and that a wide-ranging conspiracy is running beneath the surface of everyday events: powerful government figures are scheming to undermine the rule of law--and democracy itself. Allies are exposed as enemies, once-dependable authorities fall under suspicion, and no one seems to be who they say they are. The unthinkable is happening. The Deep State is real. Who will die to keep its secrets and who will kill to uncover the truth?-- Publisher's description.

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The dinky donkey

The dinky donkey

Smith, Craig, 1972- author
2019

Wonky Donkey has a daughter with the same rambunctious spirit as her dad ... This adorable pint-sized donkey has beautiful long eyelashes, loves to listen to rowdy music, has a very cool spiky haircut ... and sometimes smells a bit bad (like her Dad!) She's a blinky, punky, stinky ... you know how it goes ... dinky donkey!"-

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Followers

Followers

Angelo, Megan, author
2020

Orla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead-end job, writing clickbait about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Then Orla meets Floss--a striving, wannabe A-lister--who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they dream about. So what if Orla and Floss's methods are a little shady--and sometimes people get hurt? Their legions of followers can't be wrong. Thirty-five years later, in a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past. Despite her massive popularity---twelve million loyal followers--Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on-screen. When she learns that her whole family history is based on a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks.

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The light at the bottom of the world

The light at the bottom of the world

Shah, London, author
2019

Great Britain, the last days of the twenty-first century. Sea creatures swim among the ruins of Big Ben and the Tower of London, and citizens waver between fear and hope; fear of what lurks in the abyss, and hope that humanity will soon discover a way to reclaim the Earth. Leyla McQueen is chosen to participate in the London Submersible Marathon, she sees an opportunity to save her father, who has been arrested on false charges. When the race takes an unexpected turn, Leyla will have to defy a corrupt government, deal with a hotheaded companion, and risk capture-- or worse.

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The lost causes of Bleak Creek : a novel

The lost causes of Bleak Creek : a novel

McLaughlin, Rhett, author
2019

It's 1992 in Bleak Creek, North Carolina, a sleepy little place with all the trappings of an ordinary Southern town: two Baptist churches, friendly smiles coupled with silent judgments, and an unquenchable appetite for pork products. Beneath the town's cheerful facade, however, Bleak Creek teens live in constant fear of being sent to The Whitewood School, a local reformatory with a record of putting unruly teens back on the straight and narrow--a record so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the mysterious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade.

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A madness of sunshine

A madness of sunshine

Singh, Nalini, 1977- author
2019


The poppy wife : a novel of the Great War

The poppy wife : a novel of the Great War

Scott, Caroline, author
2019

1921. Survivors of the Great War are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. While many have been reunited with their loved ones, Edie's husband Francis has not come home. Francis is presumed to have been killed in action, but Edie believes he might still be alive. Harry, Francis's brother, was there the day Francis was wounded. He was certain it was a fatal wound--that he saw his brother die--but as time passes, Harry begins questioning his memory of what happened. Could Francis, like many soldiers, merely be lost and confused somewhere? Hired by grieving families, Harry returns to the Western Front to photograph gravesites. As he travels through battle-scarred France and Belgium gathering news for British wives and mothers, he searches for evidence of Francis.

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Smoke screen

Smoke screen

Blackstock, Terri, 1957- author
2019

"One father was murdered, and another convicted of his death. All because their children fell in love. Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado home town. His mother begs him to come to Carlisle now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn't until he's sidelined by an injury that he's forced to return and face his past. But that means facing Brenna too. Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher's daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna had defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight between Strickland and Nate's drunken dad was loud-and very public. Strickland was found murdered later that night, and everyone accused Roy Beckett. When the church burned down, people assumed it was Nate getting even for his father's conviction. He let the rumors fly and left Carlisle without looking back. Now, Brenna is stunned to learn that the man convicted of murdering her father has been pardoned. The events of that night set her life on a bad course, and she's dealing with a brutal custody battle with her ex and his new wife where he's using lies and his family's money to sway the judge. She's barely hanging on, and she's turned to alcohol to cope. Shame and fear consume her. As they deal with the present-including new information about that fateful night and a wildfire that's threatening their town-their past keeps igniting. Nate is the steady force Brenna has so desperately needed. But she'll have to learn to trust him again first"-- Provided by publisher.

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Stitches in time

Stitches in time

Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author
2019

Schoolteacher Mollie has come to town for a fresh start. When Luke Schrock, new to his role as deacon, asks the church to take in foster girls from a group home, she's the first to raise her hand. The power of love, she believes, can pick up the dropped stitches in a child's heart and knit them back together. The 11-year-old twins she takes in bring her sleepless nights and police visits... and then the girls accuse Mollie of drug addiction. When they girls show an interest in horses, horse trainer Sam Schrock gets drawn into Mollie's chaotic life. Will love knit together the dropped stitches in his own heart?

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Tales from a not-so-best friend forever

Tales from a not-so-best friend forever

Russell, Rachel Renée, author
2019

Nikki and her bandmates are looking forward to an awesome summer on tour. But will Nikki survive when she learns that her frenemy MacKenzie is her new roommate?

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Terminator. Dark fate

Terminator. Dark fate

2020

More than two decades have passed since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, and re-wrote the fate of the human race. Dani Ramos is living a simple life with her brother and father when a deadly new Terminator, a Rev-9, travels back through time to kill her. In order to survive, she joins forces with Grace, an enhanced super-soldier from the future, and a battle-hardened Sarah Connor. As the Rev-9 destroys everything in its path, the three are led to a T-800 from Sarah's past as their last hope.

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Topics of conversation

Topics of conversation

Popkey, Miranda, author
2020


The unofficial Harry Potter joke book : howling hilarity for Hufflepuff

The unofficial Harry Potter joke book : howling hilarity for Hufflepuff

Boone, Brian, author
2019

A collection of illustrated jokes and one-liners featuring the Hogwarts' school house of Hufflepuff, part of the Harry Potter universe.

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The unofficial Harry Potter joke book : raucous jokes and riddikulus riddles for Ravenclaw

The unofficial Harry Potter joke book : raucous jokes and riddikulus riddles for Ravenclaw

Boone, Brian, author
2019

A collection of illustrated jokes and one-liners featuring the Hogwarts' school house of Ravenclaw, part of the Harry Potter universe.

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The vanished birds

The vanished birds

Jimenez, Simon, 1989- author
2020

"Nia Imani is a woman out of place and outside of time. Decades of travel through the stars are condensed into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for everyone she has ever known. Her friends and lovers have aged past her, and all she has left is work. Alone and adrift, she lives for only the next paycheck, until the day she meets a mysterious boy, fallen from the sky. A boy, broken by his past. The scarred child does not speak, his only form of communication the beautiful and haunting music he plays from an old wooden flute. Captured by his songs, and their strange, immediate connection, Nia decides to take the boy in. And over years of starlit travel, these two outsiders discover in one another the things they lacked. For him, a home, a place of love and safety. For her, an anchor to the world outside herself. For the both of them, a family. But Nia is not the only one who wants the boy. The past hungers for him, and when it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart"-- Provided by publisher.

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What you pay for

What you pay for

Askew, Claire, 1986-, author
2019

DI Birch joined the police to find her little brother, who walked out of his life one day and was never seen again. She stayed to help others, determined to seek justice where she could. On the fourteenth anniversary of Charlie's disappearance, Birch takes part in a raid on one of Scotland's most feared criminal organisations. It's a good day's work - a chance to get a dangerous man off the streets. Two days later, Charlie comes back. It's not a coincidence. When Birch finds out exactly what he's been doing all those years, she faces a terrible choice: save the case, or save her brother. But how can you do the right thing when all the consequences are bad? As she interrogates Charlie, he tells his story: of how one wrong turn leads to a world in which the normal rules no longer apply, and you do what you must to survive.

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When the stars lead to you

When the stars lead to you

Davis, Ronni, author
2019



Wild about weeds : garden design with rebel plants

Wild about weeds : garden design with rebel plants

Wallington, Jack author.
2019

"Not all weeds are ugly uncontrollable brutes. Yes, they can be difficult and intimidating, but by learning how to grow weeds in unexpected ways you will become a better gardener with a more interesting garden. This book profiles over 50 weeds and shows you surprising ways to grow them, no matter what your garden type: from borders to boxes, sunny to shady, poor soil to rich, tropical to formal, Japanese-style to prairies. With interviews, tips and advice from celebrated gardeners, learn how to let weeds flourish without taking control. Wild about Weeds is the must-have guide for modern gardeners that explains how to tame and nurture the most challenging of plants."

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