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  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Walter Tevis

    Engaging and fast-paced, this gripping coming-of-age novel of chess, feminism, and addiction speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four. Eight-year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the US Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting. more

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  • A Deadly Danish

    A Deadly Danish

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Fiona Grace

    "Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book to the permanent library of any reader that appreciates a very well written mystery, with some twists and an intelligent plot. You will not be disappointed. Excellent way to spend a cold weekend!"... more

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  • Stolen Baby, The

    Stolen Baby, The

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Costeloe, Diney

    Plymouth, 1941. As sirens blare all around, the Shawbrook family take refuge in a packed shelter. Bombs have already begun to fall through the night sky when they realize their infant son, Freddie, has been forgotten in the rush, left to sleep in his crib. Terrified, Vera, his young mother, races to find him and bring him to safety. The next morning, air-raid warden David Shawbrook returns from his watch to find the shelter pulverized, and his family seemingly all dead. Dirty footprints inside their home betray the looters who have rifled through the house. Meanwhile, Maggie waits alone for her husband. Since the death of her infant son, she passes her days at home with neither joy nor aim. But not this morning. For this morning her husband has brought home a child, found abandoned in the aftermath of the terrible raid—a child she is sure is the one she held in her arms so many months before. more

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  • Crown of Strength

    Crown of Strength

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Cellier, Melanie

    Verene and Darius should be celebrating their greatest triumph, but instead they’re left with heavy responsibilities and too many questions. As they dig deeper for the truth, they discover a threat beyond any they could have imagined.

    With enemies both within and without, even the Academy isn’t a safe haven from the looming threat. Verene is ready to use her new powers to defend everything she loves, but she can’t stand alone.

    If she and Darius can’t heal the rift between them, then they have no hope of protecting the Academy and uniting a kingdom torn apart by decades of bloodshed and power struggles. And if they can’t unite Kallorway, then destruction is coming for them all.

    If you enjoy strong heroines, fantasy worlds, adventure, intrigue, and clean romance, then try this new adventure in the world of the Spoken Mage series now!


    The Hidden Mage reading order:

    • Crown of Secrets
    • Crown of Danger
    • Crown of Strength
    • Crown of Power

    Verene lives in a world of written power—a world turned upside down by the first ever Spoken Mage. If you missed the adventures of her mother, Elena, then check out the completed Spoken Mage series, starting with Voice of Power.

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  • Crown of Power

    Crown of Power

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Melanie Cellier

    Verene is determined to complete her fourth and final year at the Academy, despite her family's opposition to Darius, and his own obstinance about the future of their relationship. And Darius needs to graduate in order to claim his throne. But with the threat of Conall looming over them, they must be more than just trainees if they hope to save both their kingdoms from the coming war-especially since Verene's abilities may be the only thing that can save them all. If you enjoy strong heroines, fantasy worlds, adventure, intrigue, and clean romance, then try this new adventure in the world of the Spoken Mage series now! The Hidden Mage reading order: • Crown of Secrets • Crown of Danger • Crown of Strength • Crown of Power Verene lives in a world of written power-a world turned upside down by the first ever Spoken Mage. If you missed the adventures of her mother, Elena, then check out the completed Spoken Mage series, starting with Voice of Power. more

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  • April in Spain

    April in Spain

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Banville, John

    *NATIONAL BESTSELLER*

    Booker Prize winner John Banville returns with a dark and evocative new mystery set on the Spanish coast


    Don't disturb the dead…

    On the idyllic coast of San Sebastian, Spain, Dublin pathologist Quirke is struggling to relax, despite the beaches, cafés and the company of his disarmingly lovely wife. When he glimpses a familiar face in the twilight at Las Acadas bar, it's hard at first to tell whether his imagination is just running away with him.

    Because this young woman can't be April Latimer. She was murdered by her brother, years ago—the conclusion to an unspeakable scandal that shook one of Ireland's foremost political dynasties.

    Unable to ignore his instincts, Quirke makes a call back home to Ireland and soon Detective St. John Strafford is dispatched to Spain. But he's not the only one en route. A relentless hit man is on the hunt for his latest prey, and the next victim might be Quirke himself.

    Sumptous, propulsive and utterly transporting, April in Spain is the work of a master writer at the top of his game. more

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  • Tales from the Cafe

    Tales from the Cafe

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Toshikazu Kawaguchi

    The highly anticipated sequel to the international bestseller Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this book follows four new customers who hope to travel back in time in a little Japanese café. In a back alley in Tokyo, there is a café that has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. Local legend says that this shop offers something else besides coffee-the chance to travel back in time. With faces both familiar and new, Tales from the Cafe follows the story of four customers who hope to take advantage of café Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer and revisit moments with family, friends and lovers. Each of them must face up to their past to move on with their life. Kawaguchi's wistful and heartwarming new novel once again invites the reader to ask themselves, What would you change if you could travel back in time? more

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  • Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

    Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Heather Webber

    Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café. It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the café and settle her grandmother's estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father's side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody can't stop talking about. As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly. more

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  • The Last Necromancer

    The Last Necromancer

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   C. J. Archer

    A waif, her abductor and a twist you won't see coming. For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself. People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly "made" creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he's been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn't trust? Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they're hunting. more

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  • Five Total Strangers

    Five Total Strangers

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Natalie D. Richards

    This title is part of the hoopla BONUS BORROWS COLLECTION! Through the month of November, you can borrow this title without using any of your monthly hoopla Instant Borrows! Mira needs to get home for the holidays-badly. But when an incoming blizzard results in a canceled layover, it looks like she might get stuck at the Philadelphia airport indefinitely. And then Harper, Mira's glamorous seatmate from her initial flight, comes to the rescue. Harper and her three friends are renting a car, and they can drop Mira off on the way home. But as their trip begins, Mira discovers her fellow travelers aren't friends like she thought - they're total strangers. And every one of them seems to be hiding something dangerous. Soon, Mira is in a panic. The roads have gone from slippery to terrifying. People's belongings are mysteriously disappearing. Someone in the car is clearly lying...and Mira begins to suspect that one of them is sabotaging the trip. If she wants to make it home alive, she'll need to uncover the truth about these strangers before this nightmare drive turns fatal. more

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  • The Past Is Never: A Novel

    The Past Is Never: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tiffany Quay Tyson

    This title is part of the hoopla BONUS BORROWS COLLECTION! Through the month of November, you can borrow this title without using any of your monthly hoopla Instant Borrows! Siblings Bert, Willet, and Pansy know better than to go swimming at the old rock quarry. According to their father, it's the Devil's place, a place that's been cursed and forgotten. But Mississippi Delta summer days are scorching hot, and they can't resist cooling off in the dark, bottomless water-until the day six-year-old Pansy vanishes...not drowned, not lost, simply gone. When their father disappears as well, Bert and Willet leave their childhoods behind to try and hold their broken family together. Years pass with no sign, no hope of ever finding Pansy alive, and as surely as their mother died of a broken heart, Bert and Willet can't move on. So when clues surface drawing them to the remote tip of Florida, they drop everything and drive south. Deep in the murky depths of the Florida Everglades, they may find the answer to Pansy's mysterious disappearance...but truth, like the past, is sometimes better left where it lies. more

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  • Bluebird

    Bluebird

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sharon Cameron

    In 1946, Eva leaves behind the rubble of Berlin for the streets of New York City, stepping from the fiery aftermath of one war into another, far colder one, where power is more important than principles, and lies are more plentiful than the truth. Eva holds the key to a deadly secret: Project Bluebird -- a horrific experiment of the concentration camps, capable of tipping the balance of world power. Both the Americans and the Soviets want Bluebird, and it is something that neither should ever be allowed to possess. But Eva hasn't come to America for secrets or power. She hasn't even come for a new life. She has come to America for one thing: justice. And the Nazi that has escaped its net. Critically acclaimed author of The Light in Hidden Places, Sharon Cameron, weaves a taut and affecting thriller ripe with intrigue and romance in this alternately chilling and poignant portrait of the personal betrayals, terrifying injustices, and deadly secrets that seethe beneath the surface in the aftermath of World War II. more

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  • The Promise

    The Promise

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Damon Galgut

    Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize A modern family saga written in gorgeous prose by three-time Booker Prize-shortlisted author Damon Galgut. Haunted by an unmet promise, the Swart family loses touch after the death of their matriarch. Adrift, the lives of the three siblings move separately through the uncharted waters of South Africa; Anton, the golden boy who bitterly resents his life’s unfulfilled potential; Astrid, whose beauty is her power; and the youngest, Amor, whose life is shaped by a nebulous feeling of guilt. Reunited by four funerals over three decades, the dwindling family reflects the atmosphere of its country—one of resentment, renewal, and, ultimately, hope. The Promise is an epic drama that unfurls against the unrelenting march of national history, sure to please current fans and attract many new ones. more

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  • The Perfect Image

    The Perfect Image

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Blake Pierce

    "A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page." ... more

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  • The Shattered Castle

    The Shattered Castle

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jennifer A. Nielsen

    King Jaron has outwitted the Prozarians and returned to his own kingdom with one secret in his pocket that not even his friends know about. He's hoping that secret will help him finally bring stability to Carthya. But a surprise attack on his own land - on the castle itself - reminds Jaron that nothing is easy. The Prozarian Monarch threatens to crumble Jaron's entire kingdom. And that's not the only thing in danger: With old enemies and new rumors circling around him, even Jaron's relationship with Imogen is uncertain. This former False Prince will need his best tricks and many allies at his side to hold Carthya together. more

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  • The Girls in the Stilt House

    The Girls in the Stilt House

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Kelly Mustian

    Murder breaks through the racial divide that separates two teenage girls, forging an unlikely friendship in this Southern debut that's perfect for fans of Where the Crawdads Sing and If the Creek Don't Rise.... more

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  • Wise AF

    Wise AF

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Gary John Bishop

    Compelling and straight-shooting wisdom for coping with whatever challenges life throws at us from the New York Times bestselling author of Unfu*k Yourself. In Unfu*k Yourself, Gary John Bishop taught millions of readers how to silence the negative, self-sabotaging voice in their head to thrive. In Wise AF, he expands on his ideas, redefining what it means to be wise and showing how to tackle problems and improve our lives and those of others. When the shit storms of life hit us, many of us don't know what to do—whether it's losing a job, suffering a broken heart, or just feeling a lack of purpose. We need wisdom to help us navigate forward. While the internet is full of seemingly good advice, it isn't helping us actually change our lives. Wise As Fu*k breaks through the bullshit, providing insight to inspire us in the four areas we need it most: love, loss, fear, and success. Written with his widely admired no-nonsense style, Wise As Fu*k provides a welcome fresh perspective to help us transform how we approach a variety of life's problems. But Bishop makes clear, the work doesn't stop there. Now that you've unfu*ked yourself and are wise as fu*k about these touchy areas, you can apply the lessons to make a positive impact on the world. more

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  • Fan Club

    Fan Club

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erin Mayer

    "Mayer lays bare the terrible destiny of a society obsessed with social media stalking and celebrity relationships." -Julia Heaberlin, bestselling author of We Are All the Same in the Dark... more

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  • The Inheritance

    The Inheritance

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   JoAnn Ross

    With a dramatic WWII love story woven throughout, JoAnn Ross's women's fiction debut is a generational saga full of sisterly affection and rivalry, perfect for fans of Susan Wiggs, Mary Alice Monroe and Lisa Wingate.... more

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  • The London House

    The London House

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Katherine Reay

    An uncovered family secret sets one woman on the journey of a lifetime through the history of Britain's WWII spy network and glamorous 1930s Paris in an effort to understand her past, save her family, and claim her future.... more

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