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By Greg Bear. 1987
Arthur Gordon, retired presidential science advisor, tries to piece together mysterious clues: a missing moon of Jupiter and unexplained new… mountains on Earth. In the tradition of Arthur C. Clarke, Bear weaves a dramatic tale of alien invasion and the Earth's struggle for survival. Followed by "Anvil of stars" (DC15079). c1987.
By Anne Enright. 2011
In Terenure, a pleasant suburb of Dublin, in the winter of 2009, it has snowed. Gina Moynihan, girl about town,… recalls the trail of lust and happenstance that brought her to fall for 'the love of her life', Sean Vallely. As the city outside comes to a halt, Gina remembers the days of their affair in one hotel room or another: long afternoons made blank by bliss and denial. Now, as the silent streets and the stillness and vertigo of the falling snow make the day luminous and full of possibility, Gina waits the arrival on her doorstep of Sean's fragile, twelve-year-old daughter, Evie - the complication, and gravity, of this second life. Includes strong language. 2011.
By Geraint H Jenkins. 1993
This study deals with the history of Wales from the civil war to the industrial revolution. It analyses the powerful… social forces which took an impoverished, downtrodden nation to the threshold of unprecedented social, economic and political change. 1993.
By Daniel Defoe, David Blewett. 1989
Born in Newgate prison and abandoned, Moll's drive to find a secure place in society propels her through incest, adultery,… bigamy, prostitution and a career as a thief before she is apprehended and returned to Newgate. Moll is an embodiment of the virtues and vices of her eighteenth-century contemporaries. 1722, 1989. Uniform title: Fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders
By Amity Shlaes. 2007
Economics reporter analyzes the Great Depression era in the United States and posits that federal intervention in the economy lengthened… its duration. Considers economic plans from members of Franklin Roosevelt's brain trust and alternate solutions of outsiders such as African American Father Divine and Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson. 2007.
By Michael Gruber. 2008
Commissioned to restore an Italian palazzo, struggling American painter Chaz Wilmot attracts the attention of shady art dealer Werner Krebs.… Art that Wilmot creates during his past-life hallucinations as painter Diego Velazquez prompts Krebs to concoct a one-million-dollar art-forgery scheme. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. 2008.
By Andrew M Greeley. 1987
Hoping to establish a monastery on the planet Zylong, members of a holy order send telepath Seamus O'Neill as an… advance scout with orders to observe the Zylongi, but not to interfere in their affairs. For hot-blooded Seamus, this is impossible. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1987.
By Joanna Bourne. 2010
French Revolution. British spy William Doyle, disguised as a book salesman, meets French aristocrat Marguerite de Fleurignac. Believing she knows… about a list of men targeted for murder, William offers to escort her to Paris - not realizing Marguerite's dangerous secret. Some descriptions of violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. 2010. (Spymaster series)
By John Sandford. 2008
Kidd and LuEllen are the real thing when it comes to the art of the con. But when they're enlisted… to perform a bit of corporate sabotage, they find themselves up against someone who knows the game too well. Followed by "The empress file". 2008, c1989.
By Lawrence Sanders. 1973
Captain Edward Delaney, in whose Upper East Side precinct a series of murders is taking place, accepts an undercover assignment… to track down the psychopathic killer. Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1973.
By Joan Frances Casey, Lynn I Wilson. 1991
In 1981, therapist Lynn Wilson diagnosed Joan Casey as having a multiple personality disorder. Joan's story, interspersed with the therapist's… notes, describes the abuse she suffered as a child as well as Lynn Wilson's unorthodox 4-year treatment of the disorder. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. c1991.
By Barbara Wertheim Tuchman. 1988
Looks at the American Revolution from the British point of view. Examines how Britain's relations with rival sea powers influenced… the course of events that allowed the colonies to defeat Britain. c1988.
By Anthony Powell. 1986
Valentine Beals, a writer of historical thrillers, is haunted with the idea that Saul Henchman is a contemporary version of… the Fisher King, a mysterious figure in the Arthurian legend. Some strong language. 1986.
By Stephen Jay Gould. 1985
By H. W Brands. 2000
Biography of one of America's founding fathers, incorporating correspondence and anecdotes of his contemporaries. Franklin was heralded as a leading… inventor and scientist, author, and diplomat as well as a bon vivant. In exploring Franklin's conversion from British loyalist to revolutionary, Brands seeks out the genius behind the man. 2000.
By John Grisham. 1991
When Harvard graduate Mitchell McDeere is wooed by a Memphis law firm, the deal is sweetened with an expensive car… and a lavish house. To Mitch, the job offer seems too good to be true. It is not long before he suspects that the firm is not what it appears to be. Some strong language. Bestseller 1991.
By Don Coldsmith. 1988
Red Feather, son of Woodchuck of the Elk-dog People, is introduced to the dangerous trading business and to the ways… of the settlers. Set in the early 1660s. Sequel to "Medicine knife" (DC07436). 1988. (The Spanish bit saga ; 13)
By Sarah Harrison. 1980
Two sisters, Thea and Dulcie, each find new expression in their lives with the coming of World War II and… the social change that it brings. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1980.
By Peter S Beagle. 1986
Joe Farrell becomes involved with the League for Archaic Pleasures which engages in role-playing that includes medieval battles. Things turn… nasty when a 25-year-old witch conjures up a being that seeks to destroy Sia, the girlfriend of Joe's friend, Ben. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. c1986.
By Peter May. 1999
Margaret Campbell is a forensic pathologist from Chicago. Li Yan is a Beijing detective with a horribly burned corpse on… his hands. She has a broken life behind her and a lonely life ahead. He has survived decades of violent change by marrying himself to his career. Neither of them is ready for the consequences of asking the wrong questions. 1999.