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Common Sense – Thomas Paine

Common Sense is the timeless classic that inspired the Thirteen Colonies to fight for and declare their independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. Written by famed political theorist Thomas Paine, this pamphlet boldly challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy to rule over the American colonists. By using plain language and a reasoned style, Paine chose to forego the philosophical and Latin references made popular by the Enlightenment era writers. As a result, Paine united average citizens and political ...


 

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Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

In Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown ...



Then There Was You (A Cedar Point Novel) – D.L. Lane

They grew up together, that boy with silver eyes and the girl with golden hair. Friends forever, or so they thought until their worlds came crashing down, teaching them a hard lesson. If you hurt the one you love, deliberately or not, your mistakes can be too monumental to overcome. For Gage Harrison and Danica Lorry, leaving their youthful past behind them, only to be back in Cedar Point as adults, had its challenges. But they’d managed to obtain new roles to play. Then Danica ...



The Opposite of Certainty: Fear, Faith, and Life in Between – Janine Urbaniak Reid

“Brilliant, rich…breathtakingly honest and sometimes very funny.” —Anne Lamott “Extraordinary.” —Caroline Leavitt “Observant and warm…the finest company.”—Kelly Corrigan “A beautiful sucker punch, like life.“ —Ron Fournier “Subtle, powerful, and hypnotic…” — Martin Cruz Smith What happens when we can no longer pretend that the ground underfoot is bedrock and the sky above predictable? All Janine Urbaniak Reid ever wanted was for everyone she loved to be okay so she might relax and maybe be happy. Her life strategy was simple: do everything right. This included ...



28 Summers – Elin Hilderbrand

A “captivating and bittersweet” novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of ’69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades — but this could be the summer that changes everything (People). When Mallory Blessing’s son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he’s not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It’s the late spring of 2020 and Jake’s wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is ...


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Being Mrs. Dracula – Faith Marlow

When Valeria’s hand was given in marriage to the handsome and powerful Count Vlad Dracula, she dreamed of happiness but instead her life was filled with longing for her absent husband, their country ravaged by war. When Vlad at last returned from the battlefield he was a changed man, an alluring and dangerous creature with a thirst for her blood…and for more wives. For over one hundred years, tales of Count Dracula have haunted and seduced the imagination of readers worldwide. Now experience the story ...



Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City – Wes Moore

“An illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray . . . Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account.”—Publishers Weekly From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an “illegal knife” in April 2015, he was, ...



The Daughters of Erietown – Connie Schultz

Hidden desires, long-held secrets, and the sacrifices people make for family are at the heart of this powerful first novel by the popular Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist. “A moving, unforgettable story about time, progress, and how the mistakes of one generation get repeated or repaired by the next.”—J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions 1957, Clayton Valley, Ohio. Ellie has the best grades in her class. Her dream is to go to nursing school and marry Brick McGinty. A basketball star, Brick has ...

Protection Detail – Roxanne WItherell

Always protect what’s yours. Heather Rockfell is a badger with anger issues. A liability to the FPU, she is suspended and forced to take anger management classes. Not one to just sit around, she needs to get back in the middle of the action. While having dinner with her twin brother, something happens that will change her life forever. Shelby Masters only wants what’s best for his son and that means keeping him from those that want to take him away. He needs someone that ...



So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo

Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America. Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans–has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair–and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged ...

Learn Me Goodest – John Pearson

First there was Learn Me Good, the (sort of, kind of, mostly) true story about a first year teacher learning the ropes. Next came Learn Me Gooder, the story of an experienced teacher who should know better making first-year teacher mistakes. Now, as the third book in the series, Learn Me Goodest enshrines the series alongside beloved and revered trilogies like Star Wars, The Godfather, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Jack Woodson, the engineer-turned-teacher (and future Dancing with the Stars champion), is back for another school ...



The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness – Emily Anthes

A fascinating, thought-provoking journey into our built environment Modern humans are an indoor species. We spend 90 percent of our time inside, shuttling between homes and offices, schools and stores, restaurants and gyms. And yet, in many ways, the indoor world remains unexplored territory. For all the time we spend inside buildings, we rarely stop to consider: How do these spaces affect our mental and physical well-being? Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? Our productivity, performance, and relationships? In this wide-ranging, character-driven book, science journalist Emily ...

Wrong Place, Right Time – E.B. Roshan

When she stopped for a cup of tea at a small cafĂ©, Anna Belko never dreamed the waiter who took her order would also turn her life upside down… Wrong Place, Right Time, is a short, clean romance with suspense elements. It’s set in the fictional, “alternative history” nation of Sevia, a small country in Southeastern Europe. It’s a place marked by ethnic conflict and violence, but, as you will see when you read Wrong Place, Right Time, a great love story can happen anywhere!



The Girl from Widow Hill – Megan Miranda

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest—a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick—comes a riveting new novel of psychological suspense about a young woman plagued by night terrors after a childhood trauma who wakes one evening to find a corpse at her feet. Everyone knows the story of “the girl from Widow Hills.” Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Strangers and friends, neighbors and rescue workers, set up ...

Rejuvenation – Byddi Lee

The Melter War has left the Earth’s surface devastated, leaving humanity to survive on a scrap of land between the Scorch Zones & the rising oceans, where towering subscrapers dot the dystopian shore lines. Bobbie Chan is a doctor caring for the ultra-elderly when she notices a mysterious disease afflicting her patients; they show signs of age reversal before a catastrophic cardiac arrest strikes. Bobbie begins to wonder if she is witnessing a bio weapon in full force. A Melter attack? Are they destined to ...



Countdown 1945 – Chris Wallace, Mitch Weiss

“Propulsive.” —Time * “Reads like a tense thriller.” —The Washington Post * “The most exciting book I’ve read all year.” —Admiral William H. McRaven From Chris Wallace, the veteran journalist and anchor of Fox News Sunday, comes an electrifying behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading up to the American attack on Hiroshima. April 12, 1945: After years of bloody conflict in Europe and the Pacific, America is stunned by news of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. In an instant, Vice President Harry Truman, who has been kept out ...

Vital Conversations: Making the Impossible Conversation Possible – Alec Grimsley

A practical approach to handling difficult conversations, managing conflict, giving feedback and influencing difficult people. This book will enable you to identify, prepare, remain resilient and engage in the kind of challenging conversations that could make all the difference to your most important relationships, business, key projects and personal sanity!



Love – Roddy Doyle

Two old friends reconnect in Dublin for a dramatic, revealing evening of drinking and storytelling in this winning new novel from the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Davy and Joe were drinking pals back in their Dublin youth. Davy rarely sees Joe for a pint anymore–maybe one or two when Davy comes over from England to check on his elderly father. But tonight Davy’s father is dying in the hospice, and Joe has a secret that will lead the two ...

Double Blind – Dan Alatorre

Two detectives hunt a serial killer. The killer’s hunting them. A lone trucker is ambushed, shot, and brutally stabbed. A tourist meets the same fate while out for a jog. Facing two crime scenes that could have come from a horror movie, Detectives Carly Sanderson and Sergio Martin search for a crazed serial killer. Five more attacks happen in a week, launching the entire city into a panic and causing the mayor to throw all of the city’s resources into stopping the rampage. But while ...

Mob Rules: A Jeff Trask Crime Drama – Marc Rainer

A Deadly Drug Is Spreading Through America Like A Virus Assistant United States Attorney Jeff Trask moves from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, where he begins an investigation into an international drug ring smuggling the deadly combination of fentanyl and heroin from the southern border to the Eastern Seaboard. Always Free with Kindle Unlimited



The Room Where It Happened – John R. Bolton

As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves. The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. What Bolton saw astonished him: a ...

Tin Man and Rabbit – Gideon Stevens

When Lisa Robinson is hired to help Tom Spencer find a new home, her high-school crush for him is reignited. But will they ever get together when her jealous ex seems determined to interfere, and the whole town is talking about them? Tom is having a bad day. A faceless, heartless group of real estate investors will do anything to take his family home and turn it into a Mini-mart. Once he is forced to accept the inevitable he finds himself dependent on Lisa – ...



The Porpoise – Mark Haddon

In a bravura feat of storytelling, Mark Haddon calls upon narratives ancient and modern to tell the story of Angelica, a young woman trapped in an abusive relationship with her father. When a young man named Darius discovers their secret, he is forced to escape on a boat bound for the Mediterranean. To his surprise he finds himself travelling backwards over two thousand years to a world of pirates and shipwrecks, of plagues and miracles and angry gods. Moving seamlessly between the past and the ...

The 8 Step Beginner’s Guide to Value Investing – Freeman Publications

With 0% interest rates now the norm, your bank account is no longer the place to grow your nest egg. But contrary to popular opinion, investing in the stock market doesn’t have to be risky. By using a repeatable, and reliable investment process – ordinary investors can beat the pros. Inside this book you’ll discover the 8 criteria we use to identify profitable companies to invest in. Plus 20 examples of companies which meet these criteria. You’ll also get access to a free video course ...



My Vanishing Country – Bakari Sellers

What J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst  and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for the rural South, in this important book that illuminates the lives of America’s forgotten black working-class men and women. Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is an eye-opening journey through the South’s past, present, and future. Anchored in in Bakari Seller’s hometown of Denmark, South Carolina, Country illuminates the pride and pain that continues to fertilize the soil ...

Death of a Telenovela Star (A Novella) – Teresa Dovalpage

Teresa Dovalpage’s deliciously twisted novella, set on a Caribbean cruise, showcases the dark—sometimes deadly—side of celebrity. Former Havana detective Marlene Martínez, now happily running a bakery in Miami, has booked a week-long cruise to Mexico and the Caribbean with her niece, Sarita, as the girl’s quinceañera present. Sarita is beyond thrilled to discover that a Cuban telenovela star, Carloalberto, is also aboard for the trip. But even while trying to keep her niece away from the unsettlingly handsome actor, Marlene gets the feeling Carloalberto is ...



How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion – Ashima Shiraishi

From Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world’s youngest and most skilled climbers, comes a true story of strength and perseverance–in rock climbing and in life. To a rock climber, a boulder is called a “problem,” and you solve it by climbing to the top. There are twists and turns, falls and scrapes, and obstacles that seem insurmountable until you learn to see the possibilities within them. And then there is the moment of triumph, when there’s nothing above you but sky and nothing below but ...

Snow Rush – James Easton

In the plush French ski-town of Morzine, the season is underway and everything seems normal. But the quiet resort is about to become the venue for a brutal clash between dangerous men who feed on violence and a woman of honour who won’t back down. Ex-firearms cop, Carolina Carrasco, is reluctantly chaperoning precocious teenager Miguel on a snowboarding trip when a group of heavy-duty criminals moves in next door. So does Robin King, a journalist chasing a career-defining interview with the gang’s leader, the notorious ...

 

 

 

 

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