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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
The Prince and the Dressmaker
by Jen Wang (Goodreads Author)
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Frances is a young, talented, hardworking dressmaker. She wants to make wonderfully glamorous dresses. No one quite gets her art form and design, including her boss and the aristocrats he works for, and neither does the new department store opening u ...more
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Time Was by Ian McDonald
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Anyone who has spent time in bookstores or libraries has seen them: short notes, usually handwritten, tucked away in books to be found by the latest reader of the title. Typically, they are ad-hoc bookmarks, inadvertently left behind by a previous re ...more
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Witchmark by C.L. Polk
Witchmark (Witchmark, #1)
by C.L. Polk (Goodreads Author)
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Dr. Miles Singer is a man with secrets. First, his name isn’t really Miles Singer, it is Sir Christopher Hensley. He is a child from an aristocratic family of magic users who are deeply entrenched in Aeland’s government. While it is true that he is a ...more
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Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda
Wonder Valley
by Ivy Pochoda (Goodreads Author)
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As a gift from the library universe, my library hold for Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda became available during the December holidays, and I had downtime to spend reading. The book opens with a man running naked through rush hour traffic in downtown Lo ...more
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Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Barbara Ehrenreich has spent much of her journalistic career as a social gadfly, with her contrarian takes on the “American Dream,” positive thinking, and masculinity. Natural Causes is her most controversial polemic to date. She strongly advocates a ...more
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Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel
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What if Mary Bennett, Elizabeth Bennett’s younger sister from Pride and Prejudice, encountered Victor Frankenstein at a social event in London? What if, upon meeting Victor, the serious and studious Mary became quite taken with the withdrawn, trouble ...more
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Broad Band by Claire L.  Evans
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Who made the Internet? Popular culture might have you picture a young, white, nerdy man as the architect and designer, the artist and innovator, behind the Internet. Maybe he’s arrogant and standoffish. Maybe he’s shy and brilliant. He probably wears ...more
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The Girl on the Velvet Swing by Simon Baatz
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The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century by Simon Baatz examines the murder of New York’s premier architect of the Gilded Age, Stanford White by Harry Kendall Thaw. Baatz, an Associate Professor of H ...more
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The View from Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior
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The results of the 2016 presidential election left many stunned. Over the course of the day, and into the evening, political pundits continued to predict Clinton would prevail, even as the Trump campaign gained significant leads and the election ende ...more
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The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Tangled Lands
by Paolo Bacigalupi (Goodreads Author)
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Imagine a world where magic is not only real, but it is available to anyone, allowing them to do almost anything. However, when that magic is used, there is a cost. When a spell is cast, regardless of the reason behind it or whether it is for a great ...more
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