The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
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Mrs. Pollifax is proud to be from Brunswick, New Jersey. She is enchanting – captivating even the bad guys. She is a widow with grown children. She is dependable, but Mrs. Pollifax is bored with her predictable life. So, she travels to the CIA headquarters to apply to be a spy. Of course she is turned down flat, but due to some confusion, she gets sent on an assignment as a CIA agent anyway, and proves to be quite capable and feisty. A wonderful series that never gets dull.
MIss Julia Speaks Her Mind
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Miss Julia’s husband died and left her a wealthy widow. She is at first delighted by her newfound freedom, then jarred by reality when a young woman appears on her doorstep claiming that her son belongs to Miss Julia’s dead husband. This fact is out of the realm of reality, as Miss Julia and her husband are longtime church member and pillars of the community. Now, the neighbors want answers but Miss Julia wants some answers of her own when a murder remains unsolved and one disgraceful event follows another in this hilarious, charming quick read.
The Marriage Plot
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n his third novel, Eugenides explores the lives of three graduates from Brown University and works backward through time to explore the ways their lives have intersected and will continue to do so – particularly as his main character, Madeleine, discovers a secret her boyfriend, Leonard, has been keeping from her through all of their college years.
The Secret History
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Richard Papen finds himself drawn to an elite group of five Greek scholars as he begins studying at Hampden college. As Richard is allowed further into their inner circle, he learns that an unexpected secret binds them together and has changed the course of their lives forever.
Anna Karenina
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Although lengthy and filled with Russian cultural references, this is a great read for all who enjoy the classics. It is the story of Anna, who gives up everything she has for the love of Count Vronsky. Running parallel is the story of Konstantin Levin who tries multiple times to convince Ekaterina Scherbatskaya to marry him, with varying success. Leo Tolstoy has written a classic tale of love, heartache, and self-discovery, set against the backdrop of Russian society.
Moby Dick
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Herman Melville's classic novel tells the story of Ishmael, a young man who sets sail from Nantucket aboard a whaling ship. Along the way he meets some very interesting characters, such as Queequeg, Elijah, and Starbuck. Under the guidance of Captain Ahab, the Pequod sets out on a quest to find The White Whale.
Something Borrowed
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Rachel and Darcy have been best friends almost their entire lives. Rachel is the quiet one, the lawyer, the good girl. Darcy is the wild one, always the party girl. After decades of living in Darcy's shadow, Rachel does the unspeakable: she gets drunk and wakes up in bed next to Darcy's fiance, Dexter. Now, Rachel and Dex have an important decision to make. Do they tell Darcy? Or do they forget it ever happened?
Dial 'M' for Mischief
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After the death of their father, and the evidence that says he committed murder before ending his own life, the Sunshine sisters band together to solve his cold cases and prove his innocence. Jolie is the middle sister. She left years before for Hollywood and is now a famous starlet. Sam Beckett is the man she left behind. He's been waiting for her for years, and he's not about to let this opportunity to be with the woman he loves pass him by.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic character, Sherlock Holmes, finds himself up against something otherworldly. In the English countryside, a ghostly, yet very deadly, giant hound is on the loose. All but one member of the Baskerville family has been murdered by this fiendish apparition, and Sherlock Holmes has been called in to save the only living heir to the family fortune, Sir Henry Baskerville.
The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.
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The first in a trilogy of fantastic historical fiction written in journal style. The life and times of Josephine Bonaparte is fascinating…I couldn’t put the book down.
On the Street Where You Live
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Emily Graham is looking for roots. After a messy divorce and problems associated with an obsessive stalker, she gets a new job at a law firm in Manhattan and buys her family’s ancestral home in a New Jersey seaside town. In digging for a new pool, she finds the unexpected: two long dead bodies – one of them her distant relative Madeline Shapley, who went missing from this very house 110 years ago. What follows is the hunt of a serial killer. One intent on recreating the murders of a century ago. This fantastic mystery leaves no doubt that Mary Higgins Clark really is the Queen of Suspense.
I'll Be Seeing You
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Meghan is a reporter. She lives alone, and spends the weekends with her mother in the suburbs. Her life is simple and her work satisfying. Until the night she sees a dead woman with her face. Suddenly, secrets surrounding the disappearance of her father 10 months earlier are starting to surface. But as she gets closer to finding out what really happened, she starts to realize that someone is watching her and her own life might be in danger.
And Then There Were None
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It started with 10 strangers, each lured to a remote island by a friend of a friend. Upon their arrival, they find that their host – a man nobody has met – is nowhere to be found. One by one they begin disappearing, apparent retribution for their ‘crimes’. As their numbers dwindle, they turn on each other, suspicious and terrified. Who is behind this mysterious situation? And will anyone survive?
True Betrayals
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Fantastically written book about a young woman finding her way in life. Kelsey Byden’s mother owns a horseracing farm in Virginia. In getting to know the mother she hasn’t seen since she was four, Kelsey learns things she never knew about herself and her family.
The Search
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Fiona Bristow loves her life. She makes her living as a dog trainer on Orcas Island. She is even a member of Canine Search and Rescue. And she has the distinction of being the only survivor of a serial killer. She thought it was over when he was put in prison after killing her fiance and his K9 partner, but lately things have begun to happen that will take her down a deadly familiar path.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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This adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel will have you laughing and cringing at turns. Lovers of the original will rejoice in the same conversations and social interactions. At the same time, new readers will delight in the gritty addition of zombie mayhem.
Heat Wave
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If you're a fan of the show Castle, than you'll love the first in the Nikki Heat novels by Nathan Fillion's character, Richard Castle.
Emma
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In the village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse's word is law. George Knightley, however, has known Emma her whole life and is quick to point out her bad decisions. So when Emma decides to dedicate herself to matchmaking, Mr. Knightley has his own opinions. However, neither is prepared for what happens when Emma herself is courted.

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