A Short Move by Katherine Hill
"A Short Move is an ode to both the singular glory and the heavy cost of greatness. Katherine Hill uses the rhythms of the sports novel to explore everything from the complexities of masculinity to the illusion that is the American Dream-and makes the form her own in the process. This is a deeply felt and beautifully expansive novel, one that captures vital dimensions of American life."-Laura van den Berg
Heat by Michael Cadnum
A champion diver fights to conquer her fears and get back on the board Bonnie is doing a reverse 2-and-a-half somersault when her forehead hits the diving board. She sinks into the pool, unconscious, sucking water into her lungs.
Nerve by Dick Francis
Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing. Nerve is the story of a struggling young jockey named Rob, a misfit in a family of accomplished musicians, who discovers that his troubling losing streak is caused not by a lack of skill or confidence, but by something far more sinister...
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A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
In his phenomenal debut novel-a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town-author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling.
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
O Pioneers! is a 1913 novel by American author Willa Cather, written while she was living in New York. It is the first novel of her Great Plains trilogy, followed by The Song of the Lark (1915) and My Ántonia (1918). O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish-American immigrants in the farm country near the fictional town of Hanover, Nebraska, at the turn of the 20th century.
Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake
Set in present day West Virginia, Ann Pancakes debut novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been, tells the story of a coal mining family-a couple and their four children-living through the latest mining boom and dealing with the mountaintop removal and strip mining that is ruining what is left of their mountain life.
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A Call For Kelp by Bree Baker
Everly Swan is busy as a bee running her beachside iced tea shop, and the small island of Charm, North Carolina is abuzz-Mitzi Calgon, an iconic Hollywood actress, is in town! Everly's great-aunts are making a documentary about beekeeping and Mira has agreed to help. But when the actress turns up dead, reporters and fans swarm the island. Part 4 of the Seaside Café Mystery series
Beach Haven by T. I. Lowe
Free-spirited Opal Gilbert seems to have everything she needs to keep living a happy life in Sunset Cove as she refurbishes vintage furniture to sell at her funky ocean-side boutique, Bless This Mess. Until Lincoln Cole, a new-to-town ex-Marine nursing deep wounds and harboring hurts he can't seem to shake, wanders into her shop.
The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
A Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie, as seen on Hallmark Channel! Known for her moving characters and emotional honesty, Mary Alice Monroe brings readers a beautifully rendered story that explores the fragile yet enduring bond between mothers and daughters Caretta Rutledge thought she'd left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. Part 1 of the Beach House (Monroe) series.
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Don't miss the library program "Discover New Zealand" over Zoom on Thursday, June 18 at 7 PM!
The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield by Katherine Mansfield
Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp Murry was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield. Mansfield left for Great Britain in 1908 where she encountered Modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf with whom she became close friends. Her stories often focus on moments of disruption and frequently open rather abruptly.
Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame
First published in New Zealand in 1957, Owls Do Cry, was Janet Frame's second book and the first of her thirteen novels. Now approaching its 60th anniversary, it is securely a landmark in Frame's catalog and indeed a landmark of modernist literature. The novel spans twenty years in the Withers family, tracing Daphne's coming of age into a post-war New Zealand too narrow to know what to make of her.
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
The Thorn Birds is a robust, romantic saga of a singular family, the Clearys. It begins in the early part of this century, when Paddy Cleary moves his wife, Fiona, and their seven children to Drogheda, the vast Australian sheep station owned by his autocratic and childless older sister; and it ends more than half a century later, when the only survivor of the third generation, the brilliant actress Justine O'Neill, sets a course of life and love halfway around the world from her roots....
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Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou
It's not easy being Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko. There's that long name of his for a start, which means, "Let us thank God, the black Moses is born on the lands of the ancestors." Most people just call him Moses. Then there's the orphanage where he lives, run by a malicious political stooge, Dieudonné Ngoulmoumako, and where he's terrorized by two fellow orphans, the twins Songi-Songi and Tala-Tala.
Blood Rose by Margie Orford
Walvis Bay is a depressed and isolated port on the edge of the Namib Desert. Corrupt and claustrophobic, its shifting population consists of transients and vagabonds-people with no future and no past. When it seems that a methodical serial killer may be working undetected in this pit of darkness and desperation, police profiler Dr. Clare Hart is brought in to investigate.
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Smart Fat : Eat More Fat, Lose Weight, Get Healthy Now by Steven Masley
The innovative guide that reveals how eating more fat, the smart kind is the key to health, longevity and permanent weight loss. In addition, Masley discusses how the low fat diet and banning good fats deprives us of considerable health benefits.
The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife
Listeners will learn the benefits of coconut oil and shows listeners how to use it for maximum effect.This newest edition is updated with crucial information including the latest studies on links between coconut oil and benefits for heart health, brain health, the prevention of Alzheimers Disease and weight loss.
Omega 3: The Ultimate Guide for SuperNutrient for Living Longer, Happier, and Healthier by Steve W. Bauer
This book answers the questions, what is Omega 3 and why is it is healthy? Found mainly in oily fish and some seeds, Omega 3 is something we should all be eating or supplementing daily to ensure a healthy body.