• CHILDREN'S

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NONFICTION

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

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PINTO!

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FICTION

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FICTION

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FICTION

WELCOME TO WASHINGTON, FINA MENDOZA

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NONFICTION

OUT OF LOVE

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WAR IN THE MOUNTAINS

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by Donald E. Phillipson

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FICTION

Into the Realm of Time

by Scott Douglas Prill

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    FROM THE REALM OF TIME

    MARCH 29, 2018

FICTION

FROM THE REALM OF TIME

by Scott Douglas Prill

A rousing and captivating epic that should satisfy fans of historical fiction. Full review >

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    LAST CALL AT THE ESPOSITO

    SEPT. 15, 2019

LAST CALL AT THE ESPOSITO

by Richard J. Cass

An immersive and satisfying addition to the category of Boston crime fiction. Full review >

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    OCT. 23, 2020

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    THE TALKING BAOBAB TREE

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CHILDREN'S

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    MY LIFE REARRANGED

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NONFICTION

MY LIFE REARRANGED

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

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    TOXIC COOKOUT

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FICTION

TOXIC COOKOUT

by Rob Dinsmoor

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    HOMECOMING AT CRESCENT LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

    MARCH 31, 2017

  • FICTION

    THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

FICTION

THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

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FICTION

TEARS OF THE GUMBO LIMBO

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FICTION

THE RED STAIRCASE

by Kirk Anthony Vollack

A tale that’s jam-packed with details of Kremlin life and palace intrigue, sure to appeal to history buffs. Full review >

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