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1 The Pale Abyssinian
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings
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2 Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 27 ratings
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3 A Writer's Diary, Volume On...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 51 ratings
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4 Existence Costs
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4.64 of 5 stars 4.64 avg rating — 25 ratings
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4 Meditation on Space-Time
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 12 ratings
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6 Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings
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7 Ludwig van Beethoven: Compl...
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4.82 of 5 stars 4.82 avg rating — 38 ratings
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8 Vainglory
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 22 ratings
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9 What's Become of Waring
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 45 ratings
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10 Denn ich bin krank vor Lieb...
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2.67 of 5 stars 2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
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11 The Mead-Hall: The Feasting...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 31 ratings
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12 In Praise of Truth: The Per...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 25 ratings
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13 Strife
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3.07 of 5 stars 3.07 avg rating — 27 ratings
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14 Six Days in Marapore
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 36 ratings
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15 A Natural History of Trees:...
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 33 ratings
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16 The City Of Light: The Hidd...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 15 ratings
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17 Chasing a Dream
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings
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18 Só para fumantes
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 27 ratings
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18 Obluda, Kierá Nemá Své Jméno
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 21 ratings
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20 The Peculiarities of German...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 29 ratings
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21 The Lotus and the Wind
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 43 ratings
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22 Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc (Med...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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22 The Nebuly Coat
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 49 ratings
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24 Firstborn: Poems
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 44 ratings
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25 The Harpole Report
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 36 ratings
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26 The Foul and the Fragrant: ...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 50 ratings
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27 Attending Marvels: A Patago...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 35 ratings
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28 A Touch Of Daniel
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 38 ratings
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29 Low City, High City: Tokyo ...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 33 ratings
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30 Dover Goes to Pott: A Mystery
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 11 ratings
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30 Divan De Tamarit (Obras / F...
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4.69 of 5 stars 4.69 avg rating — 16 ratings
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32 Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms, ...
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 35 ratings
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33 Sodom, or the Quintessence ...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 32 ratings
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34 The Liberal Tradition in Am...
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 49 ratings
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35 The Rise and Fall of Merry ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 30 ratings
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36 Leopard VI: The Norwegian F...
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37 German Epic Poetry: The Nib...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings
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38 Peace-Weavers and Shield Ma...
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39 A Rhetoric of Irony
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 32 ratings
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40 The Little Angel: And Other...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 41 ratings
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41 Miss Julie and The Stronger...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 46 ratings
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42 William Shakespeare: A Text...
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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43 Faint Praise: The Plight of...
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 26 ratings
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44 Aria Da Capo
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 40 ratings
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44 Types of Christian Theology
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings
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46 Lay of Tsar Ivan Vassilyevi...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 29 ratings
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46 Cruel World: The Children o...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 33 ratings
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48 The Signal, and Other Stories
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings
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49 Prefaces To Shakespeare (4 ...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
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50 Music at the Limits
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 44 ratings
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51 Judith Paris
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 38 ratings
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52 Politics and Markets : The ...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 29 ratings
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53 The Domostroi: Rules for Ru...
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 45 ratings
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54 Forties Fashion: From Siren...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 41 ratings
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54 The Grandmothers: A Family ...
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 22 ratings
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56 Five Plays: The Robbers, Pa...
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57 Hi, this is Sylvia.  I can'...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings
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58 George Sand: A Biography
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 29 ratings
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59 The Penguin Book of Russian...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 25 ratings
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60 The Use and Abuse of Art
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 37 ratings
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61 Shallow Soil
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 40 ratings
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62 The Penguin Book of Irish F...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 18 ratings
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63 The Ship of Widows
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 29 ratings
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64 Granfa' Grig Had a Pig and ...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 29 ratings
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65 Unterwegs zur Familie Mann:...
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66 Weird Water and Fuzzy Logic
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 23 ratings
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67 Letters of Heinrich and Tho...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings
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68 Correspondence 1943-1955
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 7 ratings
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69 Place in Fiction
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0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
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70 Conversations on History an...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings
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71 Darwin: A Graphic Biography
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 44 ratings
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71 The Worth of Women: Wherein...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 32 ratings
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71 No Way Of Telling
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 24 ratings
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71 Ka
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4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings
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71 River of Stars: Selected Poems
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 46 ratings
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71 Women and Children First: S...
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 42 ratings
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71 The Liverpool Basque
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 38 ratings
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71 Trust: A Novel
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2.94 of 5 stars 2.94 avg rating — 34 ratings
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71 The Rules: Trust No One
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings
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71 The Ampersand Papers
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3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 42 ratings
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71 The Financial Crisis Inquir...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 46 ratings
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71 Stranger from Abroad: Hanna...
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71 Aporia
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71 Whitewater
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 23 ratings
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71 Follow the Money
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 42 ratings
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71 City of Lights: The Trials ...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 23 ratings
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71 Second Sight
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 32 ratings
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71 The Prophecy Machine (Inves...
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 45 ratings
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71 Maiden Castle: The First Fu...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 48 ratings
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71 Jason Lizzy and the Snowman...
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71 Please Don't Remove Margrea...
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71 Devoured (Cold Grove, #1)
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings
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71 Maelstrom (Texas Fae #1)
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 21 ratings
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71 This Shared Dream
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 44 ratings
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71 Heights of the Depths
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 21 ratings
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71 Sipping Whiskey in a Shallo...
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71 The Romantic Exiles
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 27 ratings
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71 Smallcreep's Day
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 36 ratings
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71 The Fear of Things to Come ...
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71 Ravenstoke Forging the Way
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message 1: by Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) (last edited Apr 24, 2012 02:05PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Deleted, for exceeding this list's 50-rating maximum:
The Tower
A Teeny Bit of Trouble


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Lobstergirl Removed for ratings: No Ponies in the House!


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Lobstergirl Removed: Faithful Ruslan


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Lobstergirl Removed for ratings:
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message 32: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie Miranda I never heard of any of these books so I can't say if they are underrated or not, but if I ever get caught up on my reading, I will look here for some new books.
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