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The Japanese lover / Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson.
The Japanese lover /  Isabel Allende ; translated by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson.
In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family-like thousands of other Japanese Americans-are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world.

Cross justice / James Patterson.
Cross justice /  James Patterson.
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known. Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops scratching their heads and needing his help: a grisly string of socialite murders. Now he's hot on the trail of both a brutal killer, and the truth about his own past--and the answers he finds might be fatal --

The tournament / Matthew Reilly.
When the feared sultan of the mid-16th-century Ottoman Empire issues a chess tournament challenge to European royals, a young Elizabeth I accompanies England's champion, only to witness a brutal murder amid dangerous court machinations.

Lafayette in the somewhat United States / by Sarah Vowell.
Lafayette in the somewhat United States /  by Sarah Vowell.
On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was 120,000. Lafayette's arrival in 1824 coincided with one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history. Congress had just fought its first epic battle over slavery, and the threat of a Civil War loomed. But Lafayette, belonging to neither North nor South, to no political party or faction, was a walking, talking reminder of the sacrifices and bravery of the revolutionary generation and what they wanted the country to be. His return was not just a reunion with his beloved Americans, it was a reunion for Americans with their own astonishing singular past.

Lorie's heart / by Amy Lillard.
Lorie's heart /  by Amy Lillard.

Once more into the breech / by Peter Brandvold.
When Doctor Clyde Evans is kidnapped from his home in the middle of the night to tend a wounded outlaw, Sheriff Ben Stillman's problems are only just beginning. Stillman tracks the doctor to a remote cabin deep in the Two Bear Mountains. He springs the doctor, shoots the outlaws, and confiscates the bank loot. He also arrests a beautiful young outlaw, Hettie Styles, who promptly puts a bounty on Stillman's head. While Stillman waits for the sheriff from Sulfur to come for the stolen money and Hettie, he walks warily. All he needs is another bullet in his back. Compounding his problems, his old foe Jacob Henry Battles rides into town with a steel hook replacing the arm Stillman shot off years ago before sending Battles to prison. Dying from consumption, Battles was recently let out of Deer Lodge Pen. He says he's in town merely to settle down, but after a shot is fired into Stillman's house in the middle of the night, the sheriff thinks Battles is out for revenge. Meanwhile, Doc Evans must navigate more personal torments when young Evelyn Vincent, the waitress from Sam Wa's Café, professes her love for the older sawbones only weeks before Evans is due to be married to the Widow Kemmett! As we've come to expect from Peter Brandvold, king of the fast-action, sexy, hard-hitting western novel, it's all here -- love and death, bullets and blood. --

Colorado moon : a Jared Delaney western / by Jim Jones.
Colorado moon : a Jared Delaney western / by Jim Jones.

A scandalous countess / Jo Beverley.
A scandalous countess /  Jo Beverley.
Lady Georgia Maybury is determined to regain her social position after her husband's scandalous death, but her efforts are threatened by her growing love for Lord Dracy, a battlescarred, impoverished ex-naval officer.

Tricky twenty-two : a Stephanie Plum novel / Janet Evanovich.
Tricky twenty-two : a Stephanie Plum novel / Janet Evanovich.
The much-anticipated 22nd book in the #1 bestselling Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who often runs into trouble on the job, but she has family, friends, and several men to help her out of sticky situations. There's Lula, a plus-sized former hooker turned bounty hunter, and Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's outrageous grandmother who packs a gun and sometimes tags along on cases. The series couldn't be complete without a love triangle. Joe Morelli, AKA Officer Hottie, is Stephanie's on again/off again boyfriend, and Ranger is the bad-ass private security specialist who trains Stephanie and becomes her mentor and protector. It's always a surprise where Stephanie will land next, but her adventures are guaranteed--~Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute. Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren't adding up, and Stephanie can't shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college-- and it's not just Zeta fraternity pranks. As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it's good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken's killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve--Amazon.com.

The guilty / David Baldacci.
The guilty /  David Baldacci.
Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world, defeats our enemies' advanced security measures, and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores. But now, his skills have left him. Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is a man without a mission, and without a purpose. To recover what he has lost, Robie must confront what he has tried to forget for over twenty years: his own past.

The time of our lives : collected writings / Peggy Noonan.
The time of our lives : collected writings / Peggy Noonan.

Lying in wait : and other true cases / Ann Rule.
Lying in wait : and other true cases / Ann Rule.
Three decades ago, Jackie Schut was considered one of the most prolific baby sellers in the country. She traveled all over the US, murdered women who had just borne babies, and then stole their infants. She is still imprisoned in the South. A lovely, vibrant woman in San Antonio was found dead in a vacant lot. Her mother, a popular local realtor, never stopped looking for her killer. Just months ago, a truly unlikely suspect was found many states away.

Stars of fortune / Nora Roberts.
Stars of fortune /  Nora Roberts.
To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces... Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and nightmares that she turns into extraordinary paintings. Her visions lead her to the Greek island of Corfu, where five others have been lured to seek the fire star. Sasha recognizes them, because she has drawn them: a magician, an archaeologist, a wanderer, a fighter, a loner. All on a quest. All with secrets. Sasha is the one who holds them together, the seer. And in the magician, Bran Killian, she sees a man of immense power and compassion. As Sasha struggles with her rare ability, Bran is there to support her, challenge her, and believe in her. But Sasha and Bran are just two of the six. And they all must work together as a team to find the fire star in a cradle of land beneath the sea. Over their every attempt at trust, unity, and love, a dark threat looms. And it seeks to corrupt everything that stands in its way of possessing the stars.

Fear the dark / Kay Hooper.
Fear the dark /  Kay Hooper.
Something strange is happening in the small mountain town of Serenity, Tennessee. People going on routine errands never reach their destination. It's as if they simply disappear. Over the past few weeks, it's happened to five men and women, and now a child. The local police chief calls the FBI, and a team from the Special Crimes Unit is immediately sent in. Agents Lucas and Samantha Jordan, partners in work and in life, have very different abilities. Samantha is clairvoyant and Lucas possesses a unique ability to find the lost or abducted. With them are new partners Dante Swann, a medium, and Robbie Hodge, a telepath. The town is already on the edge of panic, but the mysterious events take a sinister turn when a body unrelated to the missing person's case surfaces and one of the SCU agents vanishes. Now, the team's hunt for the lost has turned into something very personal, and very dangerous.

Deadlock / DiAnn Mills.
Deadlock /  DiAnn Mills.
Two murders have rocked the city of Houston. When two FBI agents with opposite investigative styles are partnered on the case, their differences threaten to leave them deadlocked until an attempt on their lives brings them closer together--

The survivor : a Mitch Rapp novel / by Kyle Mills.
The survivor : a Mitch Rapp novel / by Kyle Mills.
Top secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times bestselling series. Joseph Rick Rickman, former boy wonder at the CIA, stole a massive amount of top secret and hugely compromising intel concerning classified operations all over the world, offering it (and himself) to the Pakistani secret forces. Only his plans went awry when CIA director Irene Kennedy sent Mitch Rapp to hunt him down. It turns out that killing Rickman didn't solve anything--in fact, the nightmare is only intensifying. Rickman stored the potentially devastating data (CIA assets, operatives, agents) somewhere only he knew, and somehow, from beyond the grave, he still poses a mortal threat to America. Now it's a deadly race as both the Pakistanis and the Americans search for Rickman's accomplices and the information they are slowly leaking to the world. Will Rapp outrun and outthink his enemies, or will the Pakistanis find it first and hold America hostage to their dream of becoming the world's new nuclear superpower?

Who do you love / Jennifer Weiner.
Who do you love /  Jennifer Weiner.
From the hilarious, heartbreaking, and insightful (The Miami Herald) bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a sweeping, modern day fairy tale about first romance and lasting love. When the love you love is the one who got away... Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to a doctor and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again. Rachel grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb, the popular and protected daughter of two doting parents. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation. Over the next three decades, their paths cross in magical and ordinary ways. They make grand plans and dream big dreams as they grow together and apart in starts and stops. Through it all, Andy and Rachel never stop thinking about that night in the hospital waiting room all of those years ago, a chance encounter that changed the course of both of their lives. In this captivating, often witty tale about the bonds between women and men, love and fate, and the truth about happy endings, Jennifer Weiner delivers two of her most memorable characters and a love story you'll never forget--

Did you ever have a family / Bill Clegg.
Did you ever have a family /  Bill Clegg.
Alone and directionless after losing her entire family in a horrific tragedy, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak--

Brotherhood of evil / William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.
Brotherhood of evil /  William W. Johnstone with J. A. Johnstone.
While the men are away, a sadistic former army surgeon and his gang kidnap Sally Jensen and wait for the Jensens to return. Matt, Preacher, Luke, and Smoke will perform their own operation with surgical precision, blazing guns, and not a shred of mercy--

Long Texan : a western duo / William MacLeod Raine.
Long Texan : a western duo / William MacLeod Raine.
In two western stories set in Arizona, strong and silent cowboys use their wits to overcome bullies while avoiding gunplay as much as possible--

Double down / Fern Michaels.
Double down /  Fern Michaels.
After years of standing by their women, the Sisterhood's significant others have also become loyal friends. And now Jack Emery, Nikki's husband, has enlisted Ted, Joe, Jay, Bert, Dennis, and Abner to form a top-secret organization known as BOLO Consultants. --



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