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By Archer Mayor. 2012
Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation are alerted to a string of unrelated burglaries across… Vermont. Someone, in addition to flat screens, computers, and stereos, has also been stealing antiques and jewelry. Meanwhile, in Boston, an elderly woman surprises some thieves in her Beacon Hill home and is viciously murdered. The Boston police find that not only is the loot similar to what's being stolen in Vermont, but it may have the same destination. Word is out that someone powerful is purchasing these particular kinds of items in the "Paradise City" of Northampton, Massachusetts. Sequel to "Tag man", followed by "Three can keep a secret". 2012.
By Kurt Vonnegut. 1990
In this anti-war novel, Vietnam veteran Eugene Debs Hartke takes a teaching position at a racially segregated prison run by… the Japanese. Blamed for a mass prison escape, he himself is imprisoned, and while awaiting trial, writes his story on scraps of paper. Bestseller. 1990.
By Chet Raymo. 1987
Structured like the medieval Book of Hours, set against the background of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula, these reflections explore such diverse… topics as the beauty of a Perseid meteor shower, the chemistry of a snowflake, and the courage of men like Galileo. 1987.
By Ronald Wright. 1993
Author Ronald Wright takes the reader on journeys of adventure: a mythical bullfight in the Peruvian Andes; the cities of… Anatolia, carved eight stories into the earth; the jungles of Belize; the bars of southern Mexico; and the deceptive beauty of the tropical Marquesas Islands. 1993.
By John Jakes. 1993
Berlin street urchin Pauli Kroner dreams of being a painter and coming to America. At fourteen he arrives, makes his… way to his uncle's home in Chicago, and changes his name to Paul Crown. A Kodak camera gives him a chance to put his artistic skills to work, and he becomes involved in Hollywood and the motion picture industry. Along the way, he falls in love with Julie Vanderhoff. Bestseller. 1993. (Crown Family Chronicles ; 1)
By Jack Gantos. 2002
An autobiographical account of the author's youthful struggles to support himself, and the effects of a prison sentence for drug… smuggling. Describes his constant fear of fellow prisoners and his determination to become a writer and obtain a college degree. Strong language and some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. 2002.
By Don Bartlett, Fredrik Ekelund, Karl Ove Knausgård. 2017
Karl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in Skåne with his wife, four small children, and dog. He is watching… soccer on TV and falls asleep in front of the set. He likes 0-0 draws, cigarettes, coffee, and Argentina. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays soccer on the beach and watches matches with others. Ekelund loves games that end up 4-3 and teams that play beautiful soccer. He likes caipirinhas and Brazil. In this unusual soccer book the two authors use soccer and the World Cup in Brazil as the arena for reflections on life and death, art and politics, class and literature. This exchange of letters opens up new vistas and gives us stories from the lives of two creative writers. We get under their skin and gain insight into their relationships with modern times and soccer's place in their lives, the significance the game has for people in general, and the question Was this the best soccer championship ever? 2017. Uniform title: Hjemme-borte.
By Harry Turtledove. 2004
Concluding volume of Colonization and Worldwar alternate history series. In 2031 Earth is colonized by a race of lizard-like aliens.… When Americans launch a starship to the lizards' homeworld, the lizards plot a preventive war that could destroy Earth. Some descriptions of sex, some violence, and some strong language. Sequel to "Colonization-aftershocks". 2004. (Colonization ; 4)
By Joseph Wambaugh. 2010
Cop Nate "Hollywood" Weiss watches the mansion of director Rudy Ressler and his fiancée Leona Brueger while the couple vacations.… Meanwhile, teenage burglars known as the Bling Ring, a pair of drug addicts, and Leona's shady art dealer target the home's museum-quality paintings. 2010.
By Joseph Wambaugh. 2009
Surfers "Flotsam" and "Jetsam" and bit actor "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, members of the police corps at the prestigious Hollywood station,… search for a psychopathic rapist. Meanwhile, a ring of identity thieves run by Dewey and Eunice Gleason wreak havoc. c2009.
By Franz Wisner. 2005
Franz Wisner thought he had it all - until, days before they were to be married, his fiancée called it… off. His family and friends decided he should have a big party and a honeymoon anyway, with his brother Kurt as his travel companion. Then he lost his dream job, so the brothers decided to leave their old lives behind them. They quit their jobs, sold all their possessions, and traveled around the world, visiting fifty-three countries for the next two years. Franz turned his heartbreak into an opportunity to learn about himself, the world, and the brother he hardly knew. 2005.
By Stephen Coonts. 2000
Admiral Jake Grafton is sent to Hong Kong to discover whether his old buddy "Tiger" Cole, the consul general, is… involved in anticommunist plots and banking scandals. But Jake's wife, Callie, is abducted. Amidst civil unrest, Grafton has to ferret out her location. Some violence and some strong language. 2000. (Jake Grafton ; 8)
By Ellis Nassour. 1993
Nassour traces the rags-to-riches story of Patsy Cline, one of the great singers of country music. Born Virginia Hensley in… Gor, Virginia, Cline broke hearts, enraged songwriters, and delighted fans in her never-ending search for stardom. 1993.
By Bill Hybels. 2007
Frustration with our broken world results in holy discontent, when your eyes open to the needs surrounding you and you… hear God say, "I feel the same way about this problem. Now, let's go solve it together!" Consider the dramatic impact your life will have when you allow your holy discontent to fuel instead of frustrate you. Using examples from the Bible, his own life, and the experiences of others, Hybels shows how you can find and feed your personal area of holy discontent, fight for it when things get risky, and follow it when it takes a mid-course turn. 2007.
By Jessica Hart. 2009
Top tycoon Tom Maddison is used to calling the shots - until his convenient marriage falls through. But rather than… waste his honeymoon he'll take his boardroom to the beach and bring his oh-so-sensible PA Imogen on a tropical business trip! 2009.
By Clare Boylan. 1983
Like the other women in the Cantwell household, young Nan's life revolves around eccentric, dictatorial Mr. Cantwell. When Mrs. Mumtaz… arrives from India and installs herself in the family, the facade of stability erodes as Mr. Cantwell's past indiscretions catch up with him. 1983.
By George Orwell. 2003
When George Orwell joined up to fight in the Spanish Civil War, it seemed like the beginning of 'an era… of equality and freedom'. The text chronicles his experiences: the revolutionary euphoria of Barcelona, the courage of the ordinary Spanish men and women he fought alongside, the terror and confusion of the front, his near-fatal bullet wound and the cynical betrayal of his allies. 2003.
By David Williams. 1991
A crumbling church ripe for re-development stirs up dangerous rivalries. After the vicar's downtrodden wife launches a repair fund, there… is a brutally convenient death - and, with the aid of Molly his wife, Treasure finds himself unpicking a wicked knot of high finance and low crime. 1991.
By Orson Scott Card. 1998
North Carolina, 1997. The Bellamy mansion, built in 1874, has fallen into disrepair. Then master craftsman Don Lark, trying to… escape his past, buys the property intending to renovate and resell it. But he doesn't count on owning a house that seems to be alive with evils of old. 1998.
By Anne Rivers Siddons. 1987
Micah Winship, banished from her Georgia home following her arrest at a sit-in, returns home 20 years later as her… father is dying. She faces the demons of her past and gains a new perspective on human nature. 1987.