STOLEN RIVER is a story about life in rural mid-America during the late 1950's and 1960's. This is a time of optimism and prosperity in the industrial heartland, and indeed across all of America. World War II has established America as the supreme power in the world and the industrial mid-west is a beneficiary. At the same time, the seeds of the Vietnam War are being sown by the continuation of policies begun in the Eisenhower administration and embellished by John F. Kennedy. Brian Hunter is the unwitting victim of his family's, and America's, confusion about the war. As a result, he is confused about his own feelings and responsibilities. Brian is a bright, if listless, youth and teenager during this period. He is first devastated by the loss of his younger brother, Eric, for which he feels partly responsible. Then his world is shattered by poor decisions that could make him an outlaw, even as the American dream is placed in peril by the specter of Vietnam. The story, though quite different in all respects, is written with the timbre of THE YEARLING and the lyricism of A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT.

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A teen rockstar has to navigate family, love, coming out, and life in the spotlight after being labeled the latest celebrity trainwreck in Jen Wilde's quirky and utterly relatable novel. As a rock star drummer in the hit band The Brightsiders, Emmy King’s life should be perfect. But there’s nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital, she’s branded the latest tabloid train wreck. Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing. Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own? Jen Wilde, author of Queens of Geek, which Seventeen called, “the geeky, queer book of our dreams” is back with a brand new cast of highly diverse and relatable characters for her fans to fall in love with. Praise for Queens of Geek: "The book deals head on with issues of mental health, body shaming, sexuality, and internet celebrity, handling them with a delicate and skillful touch." —Teen Vogue "This fun book about fierce friendships gives voice to a group of diverse female characters who are so defined by so much more than just their mental health and sexuality." —Bustle "This celebration of geek culture and fandom promotes diversity and being true to oneself." —School Library Journal

Author Jen Wilde
Isbn 1250189721
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2018-05-22
Pages 224
Language English
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Life is good for Paul McCulloch, middle-aged electrician, until he begins to experience a recurring nightmare, in which he finds himself standing in a rustic, old cemetery, confronted by a faceless, hooded figure. Unable to explain the reason for his dreams, Paul turns to an old boyhood friend, who, along with Pauls wife, Mary Ellen, offers some revealing information; the cemetery in Pauls dreams had been the scene of a brutal murder many years before. In his search for an answer to the terrifying nightmares, Paul discovers the startling fact that four young boys once played a strange game in the old graveyard; a game of daring, designed to test ones courage. For one boy, the game turned deadly. Who was the hooded figure and why did he point his finger at Paul in each dream episode? Could there be a connection to Pauls dreams and the brazen abduction of a local woman in broad daylight? Obsessed with finding the answers to these troubling questions, Paul heeds an inner voice and is drawn to the old graveyard one sultry, summer evening, where the nightmare starts to play out, with one big difference; the scenario in which he becomes embroiled, is not a dream and the people there are real.

Author James C. MacIntosh
Isbn 9781420860511
Genre Fiction
Year 2005-07-28
Pages 240
Language English
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The Sacred Chronicles: Wild Dreams by Mary E. Asaro The Sacred Chronicles: Wild Dreams is a dark fantasy that is uniquely written with an odd sense of humor. A young singer raised in a small town tries to make it to fame and fortune. His destiny for the spotlight is suddenly changed into a journey that leads him to a remote hotel in the middle of nowhere with guests and an innkeeper who is suspected of being some kind of shape-shifter. Maurice LaShore is an owner of a small music label in the sleepy town of Darlington who sends his new client, Dustin Mendez, on a simple, but mysterious assignment to an old, shaggy hotel called Yu Ji Cove to pick up a young woman by the name of Lydia Delino. During Dustin’s stay, he stumbles upon a terrifying secret about all the inhabitants at Yu Ji Cove: a secret that is brought to light and causes the whole hotel to burn for it. After the fire, Dustin finds himself on the run from hunters while he is in desperate search for Lydia Delino. Filled with werewolves, were-cats, hunters, possessions and more, this novel explores another world beyond the ordinary that will either destroy Dustin or save him from total despair.

Author Mary E. Asaro
Isbn 1480968544
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-03-03
Pages 160
Language English
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Their entwined fate becomes his impossible choice. A strange eclipse looms above India's city of the smiling fire. When an ancient evil awakens, the world teeters on a razor's edge of life and annihilation. Rootless globetrotter Jay wanted Agamuskara to be just another place he visited, but the strange object in his backpack has other ideas. In the global secret order of Jakes and Jades, destiny-changing Jade Agamuskara Bluegold stands above the rest, all the while keeping up appearances as the humble proprietor of the Everest Base Camp Pub & Hostel. However, she struggles to untangle the terrible future she foresees and to ignore her doubts about her past choices. Despite themselves, both Jade and Jay befriend the evasive, stout-quaffing Faddah Rucksack—a man without a destiny who seems determined to direct their own. As fires rage in a land of ash, a backpacker, a bartender, and the world's only Himalayan-Irish sage become trapped between their entwined fate and an impossible choice. FOREVER THE ROAD is a captivating page-turner in Anthony St. Clair's Rucksack Universe. If you like Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, or Octavia Butler, you'll love this ongoing fantasy series of globetrotting intrigue. Buy the book to start Anthony St. Clair's tale of travel twists and turns today!

Author Anthony St. Clair
Isbn 1940119081
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-09-08
Pages 458
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When her father tells her of the ancient mask that her mother died searching for, archaeologist Veronica Coleridge takes up the quest, with the expert help of a business owner named Dugan. Veronica and Dugan become caught in a maelstrom at sea and learn that far more than an ancient mask is at stake--and only their love and trust can save them.

Author Rachel Lee
Isbn 0759522243
Genre Fiction
Year 2000-10-01
Pages 384
Language English
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Joe Di Bona has led a charmed life. In this account of his early travels, we see Joe adjusting happily to European mores as he wanders for two years in France and Italy. Twenty-six photos and color drawings from his journal.

Author Joe DI Bona
Isbn 1934936081
Genre France
Year 2008-07
Pages 160
Language English
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Now all personal growth coaches, who have been bred as uncut dogs, unanimously repeat that for success you need to get out of your comfort zone. And if the comfort zone is warm, cozy and luxurious, then outside of it there is manure, a wooden toilet and a daring girl next to it. At least for Sergei Nikolsky, a millionaire, womanizer and self-confident male. Not every oligarch can do such a test, but what can't you do for a nice prize?

Author Berrich36
Isbn 1005715254
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-04-19
Pages 72
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A psychic haunted by her mother’s death. Demons possessing people en masse. Her family, pleading for her help to stop them. Sloane has a powerful gift, it’s the reason she’s been running from the Shikari order for years. Now they’ve caught up to her, and her brother is asking for her help. Sloane holds the key to saving the world from demon possession. But her mother’s murder still haunts her. She suspects the organization she’s supposed to trust is behind her murder, possibly someone closer than she’d ever imagined. Desperate for the truth once and for all, she agrees to join the fight. Will her search for answers have devastating consequences? If you love bad-ass heroines, snappy dialogue, and a good demon hunt, then you'll love this page-turning adventure! Join the thrilling ride today!

Author Dora Blume
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Year 2020-08-28
Pages 241
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For the first time ever, 5 travel fantasy adventures in one e-book box set! From Ireland to India, Hong Kong to London, join a cast of wanderers, ancient heroes, and more for adventures that go to the heart of what matters most in life. For the first time ever you can get 5 Rucksack Universe books in one e-book box set: Wander The Martini of Destiny Home Sweet Road Forever the Road The Lotus and the Barley The Rucksack Universe series combines alternate history, speculative fiction, myth, adventure, globetrotting, and intrigue—all with well-poured pints of beer. Library Journal says Anthony St. Clair’s storytelling has "universe building reminiscent of Terry Pratchett," and readers say they love the Rucksack Universe's unique combination of "quirk, wit, travel, and magic.” If you love insightful wanderers and adventures set all over the world, download a sample or buy the box set now. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} li.li1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} ul.ul1 {list-style-type: disc}

Author Anthony St. Clair
Isbn 1940119162
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-11-03
Pages N.A
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Elly Kaufman is too young, too beautiful, and too intense to accept life on its own terms; instead, she creates havoc in the world around her In postwar Indianapolis, young dreamer Elly is navigating adolescence in a tight-knit family. Her search for truth leads her through a variety of experiences—and loves. To a famous architect, she is a symbol of undying youth; to a struggling actor, she is the unspoiled image of creative will; to an ex-GI, she is a thief; to a young musician, she is the source of inspiration. But what will Elly be to herself?

Author Daniel Stern
Isbn 1480444138
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 299
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From the acclaimed author of Prayers and Lies and The Sometimes Daughter comes an emotional, compelling, and ultimately uplifting novel that explores the fragility and resilience of love--and the decisions, large and small, that determine not just who we are, but who we want to be. Corrie Phillips has an enviable life--even if it's not quite the one she wanted. She enjoys working at her university alumni magazine, her house is beautiful, and her husband, Mark, is attentive, handsome, and wealthy. But after years of frustration and failed attempts, Corrie is desperate for a child--and haunted by the choices in her past. A decade ago, just after college, Corrie's boyfriend Daniel left town, intent on saving the world even if it meant breaking Corrie's heart. Now he's returned, and despite her misgivings, Corrie feels drawn to him again. But the emotions that overwhelm her may put her marriage and her secure, stable life at risk. Faced with an unexpected choice, Corrie must unravel illusion from reality at last and weigh what she most needs against what her heart has always wanted.

Author Sherri Wood Emmons
Isbn 0758280440
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-04-01
Pages 400
Language English
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”Sex-filled, escapist, utterly unpretentious.” – New York Times Jackie Collins beckons you to experience the hottest, wildest domain of pleasure-seekers in 1969 London in The Stud, where the desires and dalliances of the wife of a billionaire financier bring new meaning to the word debauchery. Former supermodel Fontaine Khaled needs more in her life than just being arm candy to her wealthy Arab businessman husband, Benjamin Khaled. A one-time jetsetter who traveled the world for thrills, she’s climbing the walls to find the excitement her senior citizen spouse just can’t provide. Sure, she spends his money and most of her time on partying, shopping, and her hot new nightclub, Hobo. But what she really craves is a young, sensual man who can deliver the goods. . . and the new manager of the club is ready to deliver. Tony Blake comes from the wrong side of the tracks but has been quickly scaling the ladder of social status thanks to his good looks, charm, and a body that won’t quit. Self-described as a taller Tony Curtis with a touch of Michael Caine and Kris Kristofferson thrown into the mix, Tony can—and does—sleep with anyone who can bring him to the next level, including his sexy, insatiable boss. Fontaine knows he gets around, but she doesn’t care . . . until Tony becomes enamored with the one woman he’d do best to stay away from. Now Tony’s days of being Fontaine’s stud—and staff—are numbered as he’s about to learn a hard lesson in lines that should never be crossed. Told in the voices of these decadent and daring characters, The Stud is a fast, racy romp that’s sure to delight! Already read The Stud? Try more by Jackie Collins. The Stud Series 1. The Stud 2. The Bitch The Lucky Santangelo series 1. Chances 2. Lucky 3. Lady Boss 4. Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge 5. Dangerous Kiss 6. Drop Dead Beautiful 7. Poor Little Bitch Girl 8. Goddess of Vengeance 9. Confessions of a Wild Child - Lucky: The Early Years 10. The Santangelos 11. A Santangelo Story The World is Full series 1. The World is Full of Married Men 2. The World is Full of Divorced Women

Author Collins Jackie
Isbn 0990844641
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 418
Language English
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She's a nave, middle-class Black-American battling rats in Africa and having an affair with a cute but dumb white Peace Corps volunteer. He's a budding Minneapolis journalist with a fixation for sleazy movies and tasteless TV. Then there's Susan-an outspoken, fiercely loyal, recent college grad whose fianc is quite possibly gay. It's the mid-1980s. Reagan is still the "Teflon" president. America's watching "Dynasty," "That's Incredible," and "Falcon Crest." Everyone's dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Joan Rivers is Johnny Carson's favorite guest host and the general public is just beginning to learn of AIDS. If you're African-American, white, male, female, gay or straight, this touching, funny coming of age memoir told through highly entertaining and poignant letters from and to West Africa, Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City will touch your soul. "From and To" provides a candid account of Peace Corps life as it celebrates the collective experience of growing up in the eighties.

Author Dolores Beasley
Isbn 9780595874248
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2007-04-16
Pages 260
Language English
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#1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! This new book of spiritual teachings from international best-selling author and beloved inspirational speaker Dr. Wayne W. Dyer is based on his audio lectures from the 1990s and 2000s, offering a fresh take on mindfulness and enlightenment. Beloved spiritual teacher Dr. Wayne W. Dyer often shared his thoughts on the path and practice of personal empowerment during his writings and presentations. He'd say, "This is not about self-help. It's about self-realization, which is way beyond self-help." In this book, which collects some of his timeless words of wisdom in a new format, the internationally renowned speaker and author offers spiritual tools to transcend your current circumstances and old patterns in order to reach true fulfillment. He will show you how to become genuinely awake, aware of the power you have within to shift your thought processes, release attachments, and tame your ego-to name just a few topics covered in these pages. Wayne will help you understand what an illusion much of life is, so you can see the big picture and spark deep transformation (that is, "the ability to go beyond your form"), resulting in peace and harmony in all areas of your life. He will also take you through the stages of enlightenment and instruct you in mindfulness practices such as visualization and meditation, ultimately helping you reach a higher consciousness. Indeed, as a result of reading this book, you'll feel as if you are absolutely living in the light, in tune with the magnificence of the universe . . . and yourself.

Author Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Isbn 1401956106
Genre Self-Help
Year 2020-10-13
Pages 216
Language English
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'On the surface, MY HERO is funny; deep down, it's smart, with lots to say about the fine line between Life and Art- and about what happens when it disappears altogether.' - MAXIM 'Witty and eccentric... dazzling, neat, frivolous.' - TIME OUT This is the story of Jane, who finds the novel she is working on starts to write back. She's already realized novel writing isn't such a piece of cake after all, and the world of fiction is a far more complicated place than she ever imagined. From one of the best-loved comic writers in fantasy fiction comes another absurdly witty title - perfect for fans of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett Books by Tom Holt: Walled Orchard Series Goatsong The Walled Orchard J.W. Wells & Co. Series The Portable Door In Your Dreams Earth, Air, Fire and Custard You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps The Better Mousetrap May Contain Traces of Magic Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages YouSpace Series Doughnut When It's A Jar The Outsorcerer's Apprentice The Good, the Bad and the Smug Novels Expecting Someone Taller Who's Afraid of Beowulf Flying Dutch Ye Gods! Overtime Here Comes the Sun Grailblazers Faust Among Equals Odds and Gods Djinn Rummy My Hero Paint your Dragon Open Sesame Wish you Were Here Alexander at World's End Only Human Snow White and the Seven Samurai Olympiad Valhalla Nothing But Blue Skies Falling Sideways Little People Song for Nero Meadowland Barking Blonde Bombshell The Management Style of the Supreme Beings An Orc on the Wild Side

Author Tom Holt
Isbn 0748113649
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-10-01
Pages 320
Language English
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What waits beneath the mountain? When mercenaries abduct their friend, it's up to former Navy SEALs turned treasure hunters Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake to find him. With the clock ticking and powerful forces standing in their way, can Maddock and Bones unlock the secrets of ancient Lemuria and stop Pym Industries before it's too late! SHASTA is most action-packed Dane Maddock adventure yet! "Classic adventure for the modern reader." Praise for David Wood and The Dane Maddock Adventures! “Dane and Bones.... Together they're unstoppable. Rip roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question - how soon until the next one? Because I can't wait.” Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun “What an adventure! A great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored.” Paul Kemprecos, author of Cool Blue Tomb and the NUMA Files “A page-turning yarn blending high action, Biblical speculation, ancient secrets, and nasty creatures. Indiana Jones better watch his back!” Jeremy Robinson, author of SecondWorld “With the thoroughly enjoyable way Mr. Wood has mixed speculative history with our modern day pursuit of truth, he has created a story that thrills and makes one think beyond the boundaries of mere fiction and enter the world of 'why not'?” David Lynn Golemon, Author of the Event Group series “A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!” Robert Masello, author of The Einstein Prophecy “Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the last mystery plays out in the final line.” Edward G. Talbot, author of 2012: The Fifth World “I like my thrillers with lots of explosions, global locations and a mystery where I learn something new. Wood delivers! Recommended as a fast paced, kick ass read.” J.F. Penn, author of Desecration “An adrenaline-fueled thrill ride!” Alan Baxter, author of Hidden City "David Wood has done it again. Within seconds of opening the book, I was hooked. Intrigue, suspense,monsters, and treasure hunters. What more could you want? David's knocked it out of the park with this one!" Nick Thacker- author of The Enigma Strain

Author David Wood,C.B. Matson
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Genre Fiction
Year 2020-02-27
Pages 320
Language English
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Seventeen years ago, government agent Joshua Kendall was part of the raid on the cultlike Young Believers compound. His own bullet killed an innocent girl, and he has lived with the guilt ever since. But a new assignment will reveal that the most shattering incident of Josh's life was nothing more than a lie. Elizabeth Marcum was that girl. She survived the bullet from the botched raid and now lives under a new identity in rural Vermont, hiding from the cult leader who has managed to elude capture all these years. But she's tired of running, tired of hiding. If Mordecai Young tracks her down, so be it. When Josh is sent to protect Elizabeth—and realizes who she is—he will do anything to keep her alive, including lying about who he is. But as Mordecai descends back into their lives they become targets in a deadly battle that threatens to shatter their last chance at life and love. Originally published in 2005. Mordecai Young Series: Thicker Than Water (Book 1) Colder Than Ice (Book 2) Darker Than Midnight (Book 3)

Author Maggie Shayne
Isbn 1460396952
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-05-16
Pages 400
Language English
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When Frank Barrett meets Ramsay Davis at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, he begins the next chapter of his life and marries her, quickly finding himself deeply in love and committed to his wife. But Frank must leave Ramsay behind when he reports for duty as a pilot in the US Air Force in December of 1970. When Frank—nicknamed “Bee Sting” Barrett in the service—returns home to Florida as an ace captain, tragedy strikes. He is a witness as his beloved, pregnant wife is killed by a drug runner named Little Eddy. Revenge ravages Frank and compels him to pursue the man to Panama. Driven by grief and rage, he commits an unspeakable act, leaving Little Eddy for dead. Frank then returns to Florida to train for a second tour in Vietnam—only to see Eddy show up as well. Eddy is a loose cannon and the Mafia wants him dead, but he may get to Frank before they find him. A story of love, loss, and revenge that travels from Florida to Panama and Southeast Asia, Hollow Vengeance follows Frank as he tries to find peace and get retribution for his wife’s death—a quest that involves the trenches of the Mafia’s drug ring in Tampa.

Author Jan Richmond
Isbn 1491719141
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-01-16
Pages 246
Language English
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After the June Terror killed hundreds of thousands around the world, Jack Harding knew he had to disappear. Not wanting to risk flying from Europe, he takes the long trip across Russia by train, aiming to get back to the US by crossing the Bering Strait. Instead, he falls victim to a family of human traffickers, who submit him to months of unspeakable abuse. When he is finally able to escape, he finds he_Ñés not the only one seeking revenge against their demons. Together with his new friends, they set in motion a plan to rid the world of sexual slavery, one low-life at a time. Despite using every trick in the book to hide their work, it quickly catches the eye of a secret branch of the CIA. Soon, Jack finds himself pulled once more into a world he had so desperately tried to avoid. The fifth installment of the Man on the Run series wrestles with some of the most pressing issues of our time, from human trafficking to the role of violence as a tool in securing peace. It forces us to look at what lies beneath the world around us, and question the lengths we would go for justice, and for love.

Author Baron Alexander Deschauer
Isbn 1460295897
Genre Fiction
Year
Pages 468
Language English
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