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The Guest Cat

The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide New Directions Retail Price $14.95 Amazon Price: $12.30 Book Description:  A wonderful sui generis novel about a visiting cat who brings joy into a couple’s life in TokyoA bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide, is […]

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    Stories Around the Table

    Stories Around the Table by More than 40 Military Family Writers and Terry Barnes Elva Resa Publishing Retail Price $14.95 Amazon Price: $12.59 Book Description:  Conversations are the heart of a gathering among friends. In Stories Around the Table, military spouses, parents, children, and service members gather together to laugh, cry, lend perspective, and share […]

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      The Ones They Left Behind

        The Ones They Left Behind by Antonio Elmaleh 21 Cent Imprints Retail Price $19.95 Amazon Price: $16.65 Book Description:  The Ones They Left Behind is a sweeping, riveting, historically accurate account of post-Civil War America told through the journey of Harriman Hickenlooper, a Union veteran who sets off on a one-man peace march to […]

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        The Storied Life of A.J. Firky

        The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Highbridge Audio Retail Price $24.95 Amazon Price: $16.86 Book Description:  A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession–a rare edition […]

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          A.D. 30

          A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker Center Street Retail Price $25.00 Amazon Price: $25.00 Book Description:  A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine. A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart. The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all. Step back […]

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            Joyful

            Joyful By Shelly Shepard Gray Avon Inspire Retail Price $12.99 Amazon Price: $10.35 Book Description:  A young Amish couple gets a second chance at love in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s final book in her Return to Sugarcreek series.Randall Beiler is doing his best to put his family and the farm’s needs […]

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              Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine

              Primus, Over the Electric Grapevine By Primus and Greg Prato Akashic books Retail Price $24.95 Amazon Price: $19.23 Book Description:  Usually when the “alternative rock revolution” of the early 1990s is discussed, Nirvana’s Nevermind is credited as the recording that led the charge. Yet there were several earlier albums that helped pave the way, including […]

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                A Place Called Hope

                A Place Called Hope By Philip Gulley Grand Central Publishing Retail Price $22.00 Amazon Price: $19.80 Book Description:  When Quaker Pastor Sam Gardner is asked by the ill Unitarian minister to oversee a wedding in his place, Sam naturally agrees. It’s not until the couple stands before him that he realizes they’re two women. In […]

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                  The Miniaturist

                  The Miniaturist By Jessie Burton Ecco Retail Price $26.99 Amazon Price: $17.07 Book Description:  Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam—a city ruled by glittering wealth and oppressive religion—a masterful debut steeped in atmosphere and shimmering with mystery, in the tradition of Emma Donoghue, Sarah Waters, and Sarah Dunant.”There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed […]

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                    Misdirection

                    Misdirection By Austin Williams Diversion Books Retail Price $14.99 Amazon Price: $13.49 Book Description:  A street magician needs more than sleight-of- hand to survive getting embroiled in a murder case in this blistering novel of suspense, perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and George Pelecanos. After years of chasing fame and hedonistic excess in the […]

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