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The curse of Oak Island by Randall Sullivan

The curse of Oak Island

Randall Sullivan

eBook

"From longtime Rolling Stone contributing editor and journalist Randall Sullivan, [this book] explores the curious history of Oak Island and the generations of individuals who have tried and failed to unlock its secrets"--Publisher marketing.

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The echo maker by Richard Powers

The echo maker

Richard Powers

eBook

Twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter, suffering from a rare brain disorder that causes him to believe his sister to be an impostor, endeavors to discover the cause of the motor vehicle accident that resulted in his head injury.

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Grey ghosts by Deborah Challinor

Grey ghosts

Deborah Challinor

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"The Grey ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldiering, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own......

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Let's pretend this never happened by Jenny Lawson

Let's pretend this never happened

Jenny Lawson

eBook

"In an illustrated memoir, the creator of the Bloggess blog shares humorous stories from her life, including her awkward upbringing in Texas and her relationship with her husband. Let's Pretend This Never Happened is for anyone who's ever felt like a...

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The island of lost horses by Stacy Gregg

The island of lost horses

Stacy Gregg

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Two girls divided by time, united by their love for some very special horses -- an epic Caribbean adventure! On a remote tropical island, twelve year-old Beatriz is about to embark on an epic journey, through hurricanes and across the high seas and back...

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Assassin's quest by Robin Hobb

Assassin's quest

Robin Hobb

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Keystone. Gate. Crossroads. Catalyst. Fitz is about to discover the truth about the Fool's prophecy. Having been resurrected from his fatal tortures in Regal's dungeons, Fitz has once more foiled Regal's attempts to be rid of him. Now, back in his own...

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The blood of gods by Conn Iggulden

The blood of gods

Conn Iggulden

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Julius Caesar has been assassinated. A nation is in mourning. Revenge will be bloody. Rome's great hero Julius Caesar has been brutally murdered by his most trusted allies. While these self-appointed Liberatores seek refuge in the senate, they have.....

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Only when I larf by Len Deighton

Only when I larf

Len Deighton

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The three confidence tricksters - two blokes and a bird - had a style that earned them millions. Silas was the leader, slick and self-assured -- but dissatisfied. Bob was the junior partner, longing for the open road where pickings were rich and the living...

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Alchemy by Margaret Mahy

Alchemy

Margaret Mahy

eBook

Roland has everything a young man could wish for. So the fact that he committed a petty crime and that, somehow, one of his teachers knows about it is something he cannot explain. The teacher, Mr Hudson, uses this knowledge to blackmail Roland into b...

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The collaborators by Reginald Hill

The collaborators

Reginald Hill

eBook

When Janine Simonian was dragged roughly from her cell to face trial as a collaborator in the days of reckoning that followed the liberation of France, she refused to conceal her shaven skull from the jeering crowds that greeted her. Before the jury of...

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NZ master bookkeepers guide by Stephen Marsden

NZ master bookkeepers guide

Stephen Marsden

eBook

This practical guide covers not only bookkeeping essentials but also a range of accounting and taxation issues that tax agents and bookkeepers need to be aware of when dealing with their clients. It has a very practical approach, with numerous worked...

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Three surprises for Hemi by Ron Bacon

Three surprises for Hemi

Ron Bacon

eBook

The surprise three people promise Hemi turns out to be a Christmas event.

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Waikaremoana by Ron Bacon

Waikaremoana

Ron Bacon

eBook

About a family of Taniwha, with some of the oddest, ugliest and most badly behaved children imaginable.

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When Tieke danced by Ron Bacon

When Tieke danced

Ron Bacon

eBook

Tieke, about to be punished for stealing kumara, tricks his captors by dancing for them and escaping.

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Tamure and the taniwha by Ron Bacon

Tamure and the taniwha

Ron Bacon

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Retells the traditional Maori tale of a taniwha which terrorised the people, until Tamure fought with it and chased it away.

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Te Manu the tekoteko by Ron Bacon

Te Manu the tekoteko

Ron Bacon

eBook

Retells the traditional Maori tale of Te Manu, who is taken by the sea people to be a tekoteko on their roof.

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Te Tahi and the rain by Ron Bacon

Te Tahi and the rain

Ron Bacon

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Blaming Te Tahi for flooding, his people take him and abandon him on an island. They accept him back after he turns himself into a whale and returns home. In old age, Te Tahi turns himself into a taniwha and goes to live with the whales.

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The fire woman by Ron Bacon

The fire woman

Ron Bacon

eBook

Retells the traditional Maori tale of how Maui tricked the fire woman.

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The fish of our fathers by Ron Bacon

The fish of our fathers

Ron Bacon

eBook

The oldest tohunga in the village directs the building of a mighty war canoe.

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The mountain of fire by Ron Bacon

The mountain of fire

Ron Bacon

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Ngatoro the tohunga creates rivers and streams, and the fish that live in them. When he reaches icy mountains he calls to his sisters from a land of fire to save him from the cold; the result is the volcanic heat in Mount Tongariro.

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The old woman and the spiders by Ron Bacon

The old woman and the spiders

Ron Bacon

eBook

Retells the traditional Maori tale of an old woman who shares her cave with two spiders, who repay her kindness by taking her to a new home.

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The taniwha by Ron Bacon

The taniwha

Ron Bacon

eBook

Describes the legendary taniwha, a fearsome creature with sharp teeth, long claws, and a roar like thunder.

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The two taniwha by Ron Bacon

The two taniwha

Ron Bacon

eBook

Retelling of a traditional legend about two taniwha, Horo-matangi and Atiamuri who lived in Lake Taupo and terrorized the local inhabitants.

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The woman who was like a man by Ron Bacon

The woman who was like a man

Ron Bacon

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Brave Wairaka swims through rough seas to enable one of the first canoes to land in New Zealand, and the place becomes named Whakatane ("to be like a man") after her deed.

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Maui and Kuri by Ron Bacon

Maui and Kuri

Ron Bacon

eBook

Three stories of Maui involving Kuri, his arch rival, whom Maui changed into a dog.

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Maui's new hook by Ron Bacon

Maui's new hook

Ron Bacon

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Maui catches more fish than his brothers until he shows them he is more successful at fishing because his hooks are barbed.

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0Mohoao, the fierce fairy person by Ron Bacon

0Mohoao, the fierce fairy person

Ron Bacon

eBook

When Tukoio enters the forest he is attacked by Mohoao, the fierce fairy person. Tukoio fought with him and cut off Mohoao's arms, legs, and head. When the head began to speak, Tukoio instantly dropped the head and ran.

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Monoa and the birds by Ron Bacon

Monoa and the birds

Ron Bacon

eBook

Retelling of a traditional legend in which Monoa's friends the birds hide him from his enemies.

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Pania, the woman from the sea by Ron Bacon

Pania, the woman from the sea

Ron Bacon

eBook

A retelling of a Māori legend in which Pania, a creature of the sea, falls in love with a young chief.

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Peketua's egg by Ron Bacon

Peketua's egg

Ron Bacon

eBook

Tane breathes life into the egg that Peketua has fashioned from clay, and from it emerges the first tuatara.

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Ruru and the green fairies by Ron Bacon

Ruru and the green fairies

Ron Bacon

eBook

Strange things happen to Ruru when he goes off to catch tuna for dinner and returns a long time later a very changed man...

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Hemi and the whale by Ron Bacon

Hemi and the whale

Ron Bacon

eBook

Hemi saves the life of a whale, stranded on the beach.

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Hemi dances by Ron Bacon

Hemi dances

Ron Bacon

eBook

A young boy is inspired to dance by what he sees around him, the plants and animals in restless movement, and proves to be the best break dancer of all.

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Hemi, the skateboard and Susquatch Harrison by Ron Bacon

Hemi, the skateboard and Susquatch Harrison

Ron Bacon

eBook

Hemi becomes the proud owner of a new skateboard which impresses even the supercool Susquatch Harrison. Includes a list of safety tips.

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Hotu-puku by Ron Bacon

Hotu-puku

Ron Bacon

eBook

Taniwha come in all shapes and sizes. Hotu-puku is as fierce, as greedy and as oversized as any dragon ever to plague a European medieval town. But his downfall is brought about by more primative tools and methods than the lance and armour of St Geor...

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How gourds came by Ron Bacon

How gourds came

Ron Bacon

eBook

Retelling of a traditional legend in which Maia escapes from Uenuku by concealing himself in a gourd. Maia then uses the gourd to float across the sea until it reaches New Zealand, where he plants its seeds.

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How weaving came by Ron Bacon

How weaving came

Ron Bacon

eBook

A retelling of a Maori legend that describes how Tohunga tricked the Fairy Woman so the secret of weaving was a secret no more.

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I am Tangaroa by Ron Bacon

I am Tangaroa

Ron Bacon

eBook

Describes Tangaroa, god of the sea, who keeps fishing boats safe, and who has all the creatures of the sea as his children.

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I am Tawhiri by Ron Bacon

I am Tawhiri

Ron Bacon

eBook

Describes the powers of Tawhiri, god of the winds, who can bring storms, help birds to fly, and make waves on the sea.

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Ka maumahara tonu by Sharon Holt

Ka maumahara tonu

Sharon Holt

eBook

This book follows a young girl who asks her grandfather about his grandfather, who served at Gallipoli. In a gentle way, the book pulls together many threads about remembering those who have passed away. At the end, the girl and her grandfather find a...

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Hapopo and the pohutukawa by Ron Bacon

Hapopo and the pohutukawa

Ron Bacon

eBook

A retelling of a Maori tale of Hapopo, who is sad when he finds out that Pohutukawa flowers are not as long lasting as the red feathers from his homeland.

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Hatupatu by Ron Bacon

Hatupatu

Ron Bacon

eBook

Retells the traditional Maori tale of Hatupatu, and his narrow escape from the clutches of the Bird Woman. Suggested level: junior.

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Hatupatu and the Bird Woman by Ron Bacon

Hatupatu and the Bird Woman

Ron Bacon

eBook

Retells the traditional Māori tale of Hatupatu, and his narrow escape from the clutches of the Bird Woman.

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He aha tēnei? by Sharon Holt

He aha tēnei?

Sharon Holt

eBook

The latest book in the popular "Te Reo Singalong" series is all about bugs. Children in the book ask "what is this?" and find out the name of each bug. The trick at the end will surprise and intrigue teachers and children alike. the gorgeous illustrations...

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The great war for New Zealand by Vincent O'Malley

The great war for New Zealand

Vincent O'Malley

eBook

"A monumental new account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history. It was war in the Waikato in 1863-64 that shaped the nation in all kinds of ways: setting back Māori and Pākehā relations by several generations and allowing the government to...

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Help!, I'm trapped at witch school! by Em Lynas

Help!, I'm trapped at witch school!

Em Lynas

eBook

Twinkle is now the WITCHIEST WITCH at witch school but she is still a GREAT ACTRESS! She must persuade her teacher to let her out of school so she can tour her Bottom (she's a SHAKESPEAREAN ACTRESS no less!) by taking three MAGICAL tests. Can she pass...

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Haughey/Gregory by Colin (Journalist) Murphy

Haughey/Gregory

Colin (Journalist) Murphy

eBook

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The ancient magus' bride. Volume 7 by Kore Yamazaki

The ancient magus' bride. Volume 7

Kore Yamazaki

eBook

"Chise mistakenly puts Elias under a sleeping spell, and then can't wake him up. She turns to Angie for help, and brews a potion to undo the spell, but ends up falling asleep herself." -- Provided by publisher.

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Dreamin' sun. 6 by Ichigo Takano

Dreamin' sun. 6

Ichigo Takano

eBook

LOVE ON THE LINE When the landlord reconnects with his old flame, Shimana's anxiety about their relationship skyrockets. It's not long before their relationship is on the line and she's thinking about moving out of the house. Is this the end for them...

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The girl from the other side. Vol. 3 Siúil, a Rún. by author Nagabe

The girl from the other side. Vol. 3 Siúil, a Rún.

author Nagabe

eBook

"Shiva's aunt has come to the Outside to bring her home, with several soldiers in tow. Alarmed at this show of force, Teacher tries to protect Shiva, but to no avail. Meanwhile, chaos threatens to engulf the small hamlet on the Inside. Where does Shiva...

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Having her boss's baby by Maureen Child

Having her boss's baby

Maureen Child

eBook

"Billionaire game designer Brady Finn's latest business plan doesn't include a feisty Irish lass who challenges him at every turn. But Aine Donovan, the stunning manager of the hotel he just purchased, is as determined to prevent Brady from ruining t...

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A chip shop in Poznań by Ben Aitkin

A chip shop in Poznań

Ben Aitkin

eBook

Why do the Poles leave Poland? Travel writer Ben Aitken booked a one-way ticket to Poznan to find out. This account of his year is a bittersweet portrait of an unsung country.

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Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

Patsy

Nicole Dennis-Benn

eBook

A brave, stirring portrait of a Jamaican woman who leaves her daughter behind for a new life in America.

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The black sheep's secret child by Cat Schield

The black sheep's secret child

Cat Schield

eBook

"Widow Savannah Caldwell faces the challenge of her life: begging Trent Caldwell--her former fling and late husband's brother--to save the family's ailing music business. That she's still attracted to Trent makes things hard; that Trent is her son's ...

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L.A. woman by Eve Babitz

L.A. woman

Eve Babitz

eBook

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Philosopher of the heart by Clare Carlisle

Philosopher of the heart

Clare Carlisle

eBook

Søren Kierkegaard is one of the most passionate and challenging of all modern philosophers, and is often regarded as the founder of existentialism. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings poured from his pen pursuing the question of existence...

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Milady by Laura L. Sullivan

Milady

Laura L. Sullivan

eBook

An adult debut partially inspired by The Three Musketeers finds villainess, seductress and unlikely heroine Milady de Winter evolving from an innocent country girl to the most feared woman in Europe. --Publisher

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Conquering digital overload

Conquering digital overload

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"This book examines the impact of the digital deluge on employees and organizations and sets out the leadership actions needed to create a corporate culture fit for the digital age. In the digital world executives are presented with exponentially mor...

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Dreamin' sun. 7 by Ichigo Takano

Dreamin' sun. 7

Ichigo Takano

eBook

"Shimana is still trying to work through her feelings for Taiga, her curmudgeonly landlord. As if that weren't enough, almost everyone seems determined to keep them apart! Meanwhile, Shimana's biggest ally, Asahi, is suffering heartbreak of his own.....

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Dreamin' sun. 1 by Ichigo Takano

Dreamin' sun. 1

Ichigo Takano

eBook

"Shimana Kameko feels out of place in her own home. Her mother is dead and her father and step-mom only seem to care about Kameko's six-month-old baby brother. When Kameko decides to skip school and runs away to a nearby park, she stumbles upon a mys...

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One pan to rule them all by Howie Southworth

One pan to rule them all

Howie Southworth

eBook

"Let's face it. If your kitchen had just one pan, one single tool to accomplish any cooking concoction you dare to dream, it should be a pretty awesome one, right? The chosen one, the golden child, the king of the ring, the one true pan to rule them all!...

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Shoot through by J. M. Green

Shoot through

J. M. Green

eBook

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The ancient magus' bride. Volume 2 by Kore Yamazaki

The ancient magus' bride. Volume 2

Kore Yamazaki

eBook

"Great power comes at a price ... Chise Hatori's life has recently undergone shocking change. As a sleigh beggy--a person capable of generating and wielding tremendous magical power--she has transformed from an unwanted child to a magician's apprentice...

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What does it feel like to die? by Jennie Dear

What does it feel like to die?

Jennie Dear

eBook

"As a long-time hospice volunteer, Jennie Dear has helped countless patients, families, and caregivers cope with the many challenges of the dying process. Inspired by her own personal journey with her mother's long-term illness, Dear demystifies the ...

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The World Crisis by Winston S. Churchill

The World Crisis

Winston S. Churchill

eBook

The conclusion of the great statesman's epic five-volume history of World War I. The fifth and final volume of Winston Churchill's "remarkable" series The World Crisis (Jon Meacham) tells a gritty, true-to-life account of the Eastern Front'written by...

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Fire in the bones by S. Michael. Wilcox

Fire in the bones

S. Michael. Wilcox

eBook

The leading personalities of his century would draw upon all their resources to stop him, from the brilliant Sir Thomas Moore to King Henry VIII; from Charles V, ruler of half of Europe, to the Pope. Both church and state hunted him relentlessly -- at...

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The King's Coat by Dewey Lambdin

The King's Coat

Dewey Lambdin

eBook

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Star by Yukio Mishima

Star

Yukio Mishima

eBook

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Statistical data cleaning with applications in R by Mark van der Loo

Statistical data cleaning with applications in R

Mark van der Loo

eBook

A comprehensive guide to automated statistical data cleaning The production of clean data is a complex and time-consuming process that requires both technical know-how and statistical expertise. Statistical Data Cleaning brings together a wide range ...

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Designed to death by Christina Freeburn

Designed to death

Christina Freeburn

eBook

"Faith Hunter planned the perfect event at her grandmother's shop, Scrap This, featuring local scrapbooker and Life Artist Diva, Belinda Watson. But the extravaganza goes up in a cloud of glitter when Belinda and her cousin, Darlene, brawl over scrap...

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Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt

Vivian

Christina Hesselholdt

eBook

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Gunship pilot by Robert F. Hartley

Gunship pilot

Robert F. Hartley

eBook

Gunship Pilot provides an unforgettable glimpse into two combat tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot soaring high above rice paddies and jungles attempts to fulfill his duty of protecting America's warriors on the ground.--BACK COVER.

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The girl in the woods by Patricia J. MacDonald

The girl in the woods

Patricia J. MacDonald

eBook

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Booking the crook by Laurie Cass

Booking the crook

Laurie Cass

eBook

"Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, cruise around lovely Chilson, Michigan delivering happiness and good reads in their bookmobile. But the feisty librarian is worried that the bookmobile's future could be uncertain when a new library board c...

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Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson

Midnight on the River Grey

Abigail Wilson

eBook

"Abigail Wilson returns to Regency England with another tale of murder, mystery, and romance.</strong> After her elder brother's mysterious death, Rebecca Hunter vows to expose the man she believes responsible--Mr. Lewis Browning--known by the locals...

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Fat tactics by Erec Smith

Fat tactics

Erec Smith

eBook

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Yours truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham

Yours truly, Thomas

Rachel Fordham

eBook

A young woman working at the Dead Letter Office in 1883 opens a series of heartbreaking love letters. She's determined to find their rightful owner and make things right. But a trip to Azure Springs, Iowa, may provide love and healing for more than just...

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The girl from the other side. Vol. 5 Siúil, a Rún. by author Nagabe

The girl from the other side. Vol. 5 Siúil, a Rún.

author Nagabe

eBook

What Teacher feared most is true--the child Shiva has been afflicted with the curse of the Outsiders. Yet somehow, even touched by the blight, she remains human. How can it be possible?

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The not-so-deadly dragon by Sean author. Tulien

The not-so-deadly dragon

Sean author. Tulien

eBook

Village Town is in flames--and a red dragon is to blame! The flames have been spilling down the side of Mount Mountain for days now, and Thud and Blunder are sick and tired of putting out fires. So these two nine-year-old knights take up arms and march...

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Moondust by Andrew Smith

Moondust

Andrew Smith

eBook

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Pregnant with a royal baby! by Susan Meier

Pregnant with a royal baby!

Susan Meier

eBook

Prince Dominic Sancho has always lived up to his family's royal expectations. Until one irresistibly spontaneous night with teacher Ginny Jones has dramatic repercussions--she's now carrying the next heir to Xaviera's throne! There's only one solution--a...

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Layover by David Bell

Layover

David Bell

eBook

"In this high-concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a pulse-pounding quest for the truth ... Joshua Fields takes the same flights every...

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The persuasion code by Christophe Morin

The persuasion code

Christophe Morin

eBook

The'Persuasion Code Capture, convince, and close'scientifically Most of your attempts to persuade are doomed to fail because the brains of your audience automatically reject messages that disrupt their attention. This book makes the complex science o...

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The ancient magus' bride. Volume 1 by Kore Yamazaki

The ancient magus' bride. Volume 1

Kore Yamazaki

eBook

"Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with...

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Dreamin' sun. 2 by Ichigo Takano

Dreamin' sun. 2

Ichigo Takano

eBook

"When Shimana fails to work up the courage to ask Asashi out on a date, she decides it is time to get a makeover as part of her self-improvement plan. But when she calls Asashi to come check out her new look, he's too preoccupied with his own crush to...

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