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The art of vanishing : a novel

The art of vanishing : a novel

Kutsukake, Lynne, author
2024

Akemi's gift for drawing allows her to move to Tokyo to study medical illustration. Sayako is the first roommate to pay Akemi attention, and they quickly become inseparable. As Akemi begins to model for Sayako, their connection deepens. Together, they begin to attend "happenings," encounters arranged by two enigmatic artists in random locations, intended to free them from their worldly attachments. Following a devastating betrayal, Sayako disappears, and Akemi becomes determined to find her - and in the process, must newly face herself.

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The beech forest

The beech forest

Wesseler, Marlis, 1952- author
2024

Lisa heads off into a beautiful beech forest in Germany, near where her in-laws live. As she walks, she ponders the stark contrast between the peaceful forest and the notorious concentration camp, both known as Buchenwald. Her husband Gerhardt's family has always been reticent, or maybe evasive, about the Holocaust and their family's World War Two experiences. After they return to Canada, Lisa befriends an elderly man, Ben Meisner, who was interned in Buchenwald - and the questions she has always wanted to ask come searingly into focus.

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Bits and pieces : my mother, my brother, and me

Bits and pieces : my mother, my brother, and me

Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- author
2024

From multi-award winner Whoopi Goldberg comes a new and unique memoir of her family and their influence on her early life.

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Consent : a memoir

Consent : a memoir

Ciment, Jill, 1953- author
2024

In this close-up look at the ardent love affair between the author and her painting teacher, which began in the 1970s, when she was a teenager and he was married with two children, Jill Ciment not only reflects on how their love ignited but interrogates her 1990s memoir on the subject, "Half a Life." She asks herself if she told the whole truth back then, and what truth looked like to her in the even longer-ago era of love. Ciment re-explores the erotic wild ride and intellectual flowering that shaped an improbable but blissful marriage that lasted for forty-five years, until her husband's death at ninety-three.

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A crane among wolves

A crane among wolves

Hur, June, author.
2024

Seventeen-year-old Iseul forms an alliance with Prince Daehyun leading them to join forces in a perilous gamble against the oppressive regime.

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Dark angel

Dark angel

Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author
2023

When a group of hackers threatens to take over the power grid of Minneapolis, the Department of Homeland Security and the NSA team up to prevent the attack. They need to find out who these dangerous hackers are - and they need to do it quickly. Letty Davenport, the twentysomething daughter of Lucas Davenport, is brought on board to go undercover and infiltrate the group. Posing as a rogue programmer for hire, she and her reluctant partner from the NSA, Rod Baxter, head to Los Angeles to find the illusive group before it is too late

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Eruption

Eruption

Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008, author
2024

A history-making volcanic eruption is about to destroy the big island of Hawaii. But a secret held for decades by the military is more terrifying than the volcano.

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An evil heart

An evil heart

Castillo, Linda, author
2024

"On a crisp autumn day in Painters Mill, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder responds to a call only to discover an Amish man who has been violently killed with a crossbow, his body abandoned on a dirt road. Aden Karn was just twenty years old, well liked, and from an upstanding Amish family. Who would commit such a heinous crime against a young man whose life was just beginning? The more Kate gets to know his devastated family and the people--both English and Amish--who loved him, the more determined she becomes to solve the case. Aden Karn was funny and hardworking and looking forward to marrying his sweet fiancée, Emily. All the while, Kate's own wedding day to Tomasetti draws near... But as she delves into Karn's past, Kate begins to hear whispers about a dark side. What if Aden Karn wasn't the wholesome young man everyone admired? Is it possible the rumors are a cruel campaign to blame the victim? Kate pursues every lead with a vengeance, sensing an unspeakable secret no one will broach. The case spirals out of control when a young Amish woman comes forward with a horrific story that pits Kate against a dangerous and unexpected opponent. When the awful truth is finally uncovered, Kate comes face to face with the terrible consequences of a life lived in all the wrong places"-- Provided by publisher.

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The favor

The favor

Murphy, Nora, 1990-, author
2024

"The Favor explores with compassion and depth what can happen when women pushed to the limit take matters into their own hands. Staying is dangerous. Leaving could be worse. Leah and McKenna have never met, though they have parallel lives. They don't-ever-find themselves in the same train carriage or meet accidentally at the gym or the coffee shop. They don't-ever-discuss their problems and find common ground. They don't-ever-acknowledge to each other that although their lives have all the trappings of success, wealth and happiness, they are, in fact, trapped. Because Leah understands that what's inside a home can be more dangerous than what's outside. Driving past McKenna's house one night, she sees what she knows only too well from her own marriage: McKenna's "perfect" husband is not what he seems. Leah decides to keep watch over McKenna, until one night, she intervenes, and sets into motion events that will change both their lives forever. Leah and McKenna have never met. But they will"-- Provided by publisher.

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The flow : rivers, water and wildness

The flow : rivers, water and wildness

Beer, Amy-Jane.
2023

"On New Year's Day 2012, Amy-Jane Beer's beloved friend Kate set out with a group of others to kayak the River Rawthey in Cumbria. Kate never came home, and her death left her devoted family and friends bereft and unmoored. Returning to visit the Rawthey years later, Amy realises how much she misses the connection to the natural world she always felt when on or close to rivers, and so begins a new phase of exploration. The Flow is a book about water, and, like water, it meanders, cascades and percolates through many lives, landscapes and stories. From West Country torrents to Levels and Fens, rocky Welsh canyons, the salmon highways of Scotland and the chalk rivers of the Yorkshire Wolds, Amy-Jane follows springs, streams and rivers to explore tributary themes of wildness and wonder, loss and healing, mythology and history, cyclicity and transformation. Threading together places and voices from across Britain, The Flow is a profound, immersive exploration of our personal and ecological place in nature." -- Publisher marketing.

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Good judgment : making better business decisions with the science of human personality

Good judgment : making better business decisions with the science of human personality

Davis, Richard, author
2024

Organizational psychologist Dr. Richard Davis has spent decades advising business leaders and evaluating executives from some of the world's biggest companies. As a result of his life's work, Dr. Davis has developed not only a unique perspective on what human personality is, but an indispensable toolkit for analyzing it, and using the information effectively. Dr. Davis explains what the science of personality is and how it works, and how understanding the science of personality and how to utilize it is the key to exercising good judgment - at work and in life.

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The great Western Canada bucket list : one-of-a-kind travel experiences

The great Western Canada bucket list : one-of-a-kind travel experiences

Esrock, Robin, 1974-, author
2024

"Travel personality Robin Esrock explores the most unique experiences in British Columbia and Alberta in this inspiring, expanded, and updated guide from the bestselling Bucket List series. Having reported from over 115 countries on 7 continents, Robin Esrock has spent decades chasing the extraordinary. Travelling across British Columbia and Alberta, he's discovered a wild variety of experiences that you simply cannot find anywhere else on the planet. With his renowned storytelling, trademark wit, curiosity, and eye-popping photos, Robin takes us on a personal journey to exceptional destinations and activities that are instantly memorable, absolutely fascinating, and waiting to be discovered. Get ready to: sail among whales in the Galapagos of the North; backcountry horse ride in the Rockies; heli-fish in streams roiling with salmon; drive the world's most beautiful stretch of road; houseboat under the stars; go medieval glamping in the prairies; alpine ski by torchlight on New Year's Eve; and much more ... "-- Provided by publisher.

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The last murder at the end of the world

The last murder at the end of the world

Turton, Stuart, author
2024

On an island, 122 villagers and three scientists living in peaceful harmony. Until, to the islanders' horror, one of their beloved scientists is found brutally stabbed to death - and triggerin the lowering of the island's security system that is keeping a deadly fog at bay. If the murder isn't solved within ninety-two hours, the fog will smother the island - and everyone on it. But the security system has also wiped out everyone's memory of exactly what happened the night before - which means that someone on the island is a murderer - and they don't even know it.

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Let's talk about aging parents : a real-life guide to solving problems with 27 essential conversations

Let's talk about aging parents : a real-life guide to solving problems with 27 essential conversations

Tamblyn Watts, Laura, author.
2024

"Caring for an older relative can be complicated, but this book of conversational scripts and expert advice will help you do the right thing and put your anxieties to rest"-- Provided by publisher.

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Liar's point

Liar's point

Griffin, Laura, 1973-, author
2024

"Detective Nicole Lawson is fed up with her job and nonexistent love life. Her first date in months gets cut short by an urgent call from the chief of police. A body has been discovered at Lighthouse Point, and the medical examiner finds an array of strange clues. When the death is ruled a homicide, the news quickly reverberates through Nicole's beachside hometown. The Lost Beach police department swings into high gear. Leading the investigation is Emmet Davis, a veteran detective who is Nicole's fiercest rival at work and also the man she has secretly harbored feelings toward for years. With Emmet calling the shots, Nicole sets out to search for leads, starting with the enigmatic yoga instructor who first discovered the body. Nicole is certain the witness knows more than she's revealing and may even hold the key to unlocking the case. When another person turns up dead under suspicious circumstances, Nicole sees a bizarre pattern, but no one believes her theory. Under the gun to solve the case, Nicole must put aside her tumultuous feelings and work closely with Emmet to figure out who is targeting her beloved hometown . . . before she becomes a target herself."-- Amazon.

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The long-shot trial

The long-shot trial

Deverell, William, 1937-, author
2024

Arthur Beauchamp takes a break from the courtroom to write a memoir so he can set the record straight about a headline murder case he fought as a young lawyer in 1966. The background: in 1966, a young housemaid was raped by her employer, a callous and vindictive millionaire. She shot him point blank, so it seemed an open-and-shut case of first-degree murder. Enter Arthur Beauchamp, the young lawyer called upon to defend a case that he is almost certain can't be won. In the present time, Arthur learns that writing about his social gaffes, booze, and sex is not easy.

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A magical girl retires

A magical girl retires

Park Seolyeon, author.
2024

Stopped from jumping off a bridge by her guardian angel, a millennial woman learns she is a magical girl like the ones in manga and must wield her credit card as her magic wand to defeat monsters.

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Malas

Malas

Fuentes, Marcela (Fiction writer), author.
2024

In 1951, a mysterious old woman confronts Pilar Aguierre in the small boarder town of La Cienega, Texas. The old woman is sure Pilar stole her husband and, in a heated outburst, lays a curse on Pilar and her family. More than forty years later, when her beloved grandmother passes away, Lulu Muñoz finds herself drawn to the glamorous stranger who crashed the funeral and who lives alone and shunned on the edge of town. Their unexpected kinship picks at the secrets of Lulu's family's past. As the quinceañera looms, one woman must make peace with the past, and one girl pushes to embrace her future.

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Off to the races : a small town enemies to lovers romance

Off to the races : a small town enemies to lovers romance

Silver, Elsie, author
2021

Vaughn Harding heads from the city to small-town Ruby Creek, intent on revitalizing his family's ranch and the scandal attached to its name in the wake of his grandfather's unexpected passing. He needs a win, and when he hires Billie Black to train his best but most stubborn racehorse, he hopes she can deliver. Billie is talented. Whip-smart. Sassy. And so damn tempting. She and Vaughn clash from the moment they meet, but he can't stop thinking about her. And in a small town, on an even smaller farm, it's hard to keep their distance. Even harder to keep their friction from turning into fire. With every smart-mouthed comment, every game they play, Vaughn ends up wanting more. Her lips. Her trust. Her heart. Billie Black is the whole package, and possibly the only one who can save Vaughn's business--and him. Vaughn wants it all. But at what cost? Because for the first time, he doesn't just want to win races--he wants to win the girl.

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One of our kind : a novel

One of our kind : a novel

Yoon, Nicola, author
2024

Jasmyn and King Williams move their family to the planned Black utopia of Liberty, California hoping to find a community of like-minded people. King settles in at once, embracing the Liberty ethos. But Jasmyn struggles to find her place. Then Jasmyn discovers a terrible secret about Liberty and its founders. Frustration turns to dread as their loved ones start embracing the Liberty way of life. Will the truth destroy her world in ways she never could have imagined?

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Photography in Canada, 1839-1989 : an illustrated history

Photography in Canada, 1839-1989 : an illustrated history

Bassnett, Sarah, 1970-
2023

"An illustrated overview of the history of photography in Canada between the years 1839 and 1989."-- Provided by publisher.

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Right thing, right now : good values, good character, good deeds

Right thing, right now : good values, good character, good deeds

Holiday, Ryan, author
2024

Ryan Holiday draws on fascinating stories of historical figures such as Marcus Aurelius, Florence Nightingale, Jimmy Carter, Gandhi, and Frederick Douglass, whose examples of kindness, honesty, integrity, and loyalty we can emulate as pillars of upright living. Through the lives of these role models, readers learn the transformational power of living by a moral code and, through the cautionary tales of unjust leaders, the consequences of an ill-formed conscience.

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That night in the library : a novel

That night in the library : a novel

Jurczyk, Eva, author
2024

On the night before graduation, seven students gather in the basement of their university's rare books library. They're not allowed in the library after closing time, but it's the perfect place for the ritual they want to perform - to free those who take part in it from the fear of death. But just a few minutes into their celebration, the lights go out - and one of them drops dead. As the body count rises, with nothing but the books to protect them, the group must figure out how to survive the night while trapped with a murderer.

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This strange eventful history : a novel

This strange eventful history : a novel

Messud, Claire, 1966- author
2024

Over seven decades, from 1940 to 2010, the pieds-noirs Cassars live in an itinerant state - separated in the chaos of World War II, running from a complicated colonial homeland, and, after Algerian independence, without a homeland at all. Told with historical sweep, this is a family story: of patriarch Gaston and his wife Lucienne; of François and Denise, devoted siblings; of François' union with Barbara, a woman so culturally different they can barely comprehend one another; of Chloe, the result of that union, who believes that telling these buried stories will bring them all peace.

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