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Early one morning‚ after a sandstorm had ripped through north Texas‚ I wandered into Mr. Tilly's circus. I wore a black suit and blood ran down my face. When some of the carnies came up to me, I said…
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Broken Bulbs
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Frank Fisher is nothing. He wants to be something. When a mysterious young woman named Bonnie offers assistance by injecting seeds of inspiration directly into his brain, Frank finds himself involved…
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Paris Pan Takes the Dare
3.94 avg. rating
· 189 Ratings
So what if it's a rite of passage for every seventh grade girl in town to spend a night in the woods? Paris Pan only just moved here, the woods are super creepy, and she has enough weirdness to deal…
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First Contact-Or, It's Later Than You Think
In the bestselling and rightfully cult-inspiring tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams comes First Contact—an hysterically funny satire about Presidential politics and intergalactic misunderst…
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Here Comes Your Man
3.56 avg. rating
· 73 Ratings
Meet Garrett: 30-year-old computer geek, master of irrational optimism, and serial-kisser of women who (it turns out) don't like him that way. After three blurry years of business travel and inadvert…
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Beautiful Blemish
4.06 avg. rating
· 97 Ratings
Kevin Sampsell likes secrets. In the short story collection Beautiful Blemish, Sampsell dives deep into the human psyche to reveal the layers of secret desire, loneliness and hope buried in our heart…
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Becoming Kate
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· 158 Ratings

After a horrific car accident, Liz's life is over, but somehow she's still alive. Championed as the lucky recipient of the first successful brain transplant, Liz soon realizes her bittersweet choice:…

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The Man Who Never Returned (Fintan Dunne, #2)
Fifteen years later, Fintan Dunne the detective encountered in Quinn1s novel Hour of the Cat, recently retired and bored, answers a summons to New York where he is asked to solve the old case for a n…
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3.75 avg. rating
· 217 Ratings
�Smith gets the details of mid-level rock stardom just right … mixing laughs and satire like a cross between Carl Hiaasen and Ross Thomas. A-” —Entertainment Weekly

From the author of Moist and Delici…
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Covert Pursuit
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· 130 Ratings

Boston homicide detective Angie Carlucci thought she was getting a much-needed vacation. But her Florida Keys holiday is interrupted when she sees someone dump a body bag in the ocean. In the tangle…
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The Slayer (Time Raiders #2)
3.86 avg. rating
· 136 Ratings
Because of her uncanny ability to find lost objects, Tessa Marconi has been given the dangerous task of time-jumping back to the Persian Empire and ancient Greece to locate a precious medallion fragm…
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The Purloined Boy (The Weirdling Cycle, #1)
The Purloined Boy, by C. R. Wiley, is a work of fantasy literature for young adults. In parts dark and grotesque, in others luminous and inspiring; it could be described as R. L. Stine meets Plato. I…
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3.58 avg. rating
· 196 Ratings
"The immortal shadow of Elvis Presley gyrates wildly through this satiric exploration of America's fascination with tabloid journalism." --Publishers Weekly

"Thoroughly entertaining . . . A quirky, ha…
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Pleasurably Undone!
3.76 avg. rating
· 102 Ratings
Seducing a Stranger by Christine Merrill

Lieutenant Tom Godfrey returns home to find pretty young widow Victoria Paget in a bawdy house. What starts as a one-night seduction soon leads to more .

The V…
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Forbidden Creatures: Inside the World of Animal Smuggling and Exotic Pets
Laufer exposes the network of hunters, traders, breeders, and customers who constitute this nefarious business—which, estimated at $10 to $20 billion annually, competes with illegal drug and weapons…
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Strong Justice (Caitlin Strong, #2)
3.88 avg. rating
· 275 Ratings
Fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is back, pursuing justice the Ranger way. She takes on the case of a Mexican girl on the run from white slavers. For Caitlin, the case evokes memories of…
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Totally Killer: A Novel
3.58 avg. rating
· 180 Ratings
“Smart, unexpected, and wonderfully savage in its humor. Totally Killer nails, without mercy, the mood and minutiae of a weary America at the end of the 20th century.”
—Brad Listi, author of Attention…
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Lady Lazarus (Lady Lazarus Trilogy, #1)
3.12 avg. rating
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With the romance of Twilight, the suspense of The Dresden Files, and the delicious thrills of True Blood, the enthralling saga of Magdalena Lazarus unfolds. Descended from the legendary witch of Ein…
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A Girl Named Mister
3.67 avg. rating
· 362 Ratings
My boyfriend used to think
it was cute,
a girl named Mister.
Used to think I was cute.
Used to be my boyfriend
what feels like
a million years ago.
Then again, I used to be a good Christian girl,
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The Wake of Forgiveness
3.63 avg. rating
· 804 Ratings
One moonless night in February 1895, a young landowner in Texas cow country loses his wife in childbirth. In the lonely years that follow, his new son, his fourth, grows to become a skillful, aggress…
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Life After Yes
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· 432 Ratings
“[A] funny and a wickedly accurate picture of the life of a particular breed of Manhattanites—and it’s also thought-provoking and deeply moving.”
—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of…
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3.48 avg. rating
· 489 Ratings
A nine-year-old boy named Miller, who lives in Watertown, NY, struggles to make sense of his father's disappearance, for which he blames himself. Later, when he is convinced that his father is lying…
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Any Which Wall
3.87 avg. rating
· 397 Ratings
Four kids, a mysterious wall, and a good helping of common magic!

If you had a magic wall that could take you to any place and any time, where would you go? Would you want to visit castles and desert…
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The Big Dirt Nap (Dirty Business, #2)
“A smart, engaging heroine who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty—literally.”
- Brian Freeman, author of Stalked

A hit with mystery lovers and gardening fans nationwide, Pushing Up Daisies introduced…
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A Curable Romantic
3.22 avg. rating
· 263 Ratings
“I fell in love with Emma Eckstein the moment I saw her from the fourth gallery of the Carl Theater, and this was also the night I met Sigmund Freud.”

So goes the life, times, and loves of Dr. Jakob S…
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3.70 avg. rating
· 364 Ratings
A singularly effervescent novel pivoting around the disappearance of an American businessman in the Philippines and the long-suffering son, jilted lover, slick police commissioner, misguided villain,…
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