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Old Books, Rare Friends
by Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern

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Subtitled "Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion," this book is a joint memoir of two friends, authors, and rare book dealers. They were the ones who uncovered the blood and thunder potboilers of Louisa May Alcott published anonymously or pseudonymously and published collections of these stories, which threw a whole new light on the author of "Little Women." They enjoy their research and their special rare book finds.

Better Off Read
by Nora Page

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This book involves murder, a public library, and a bookmobile. It is a pleasant read for those

We Have Always Lived In The Castle
by Shirley Jackson

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Love that this book was selected for the 2018 Community Read! Shirley Jackson's writing style flows dreamlike and makes for a fast, engaging read. The story encompasses many issues, including bullying, individual and group neuroses and the cruelty of mob mentality and attacks on anyone who is different. A perfect read for October!

Shamans and Kushtakas: North Coast Tales of the Supernatural
by Mary Giraudo Beck

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For the Tlingit and Haida peoples, both shamans and kushtakas, land otter spirits of those who had drowned

Peach Clobbered
by Anna Gerard

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This is the first in a new series of Georgia B&B Mysteries. It is a pleasant read with eccentric small town

The Oath
by Frank Peretti

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This book has truly moved me. The way Peretti goes about painting the scene and developing the plot may confuse you at first, but towards the second half of the book, you come to realization of what is all points to. From the analogy of sin as the dragon, the town of Hyde River being men's attitude towards sin, and finally Levi, the despised "crazy man" just like Jesus, constantly trying to guide us away from the path of destruction, though we ignore him so much. For the christian that is getting too satisfied with life, this is a must read. Sin is crouching at the door of your heart, don't let it consume you.

Half Broke
by Ginger Gaffney

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This memoir by a woman who feels herself a bit of a misfit finds her calling training horses. She is asked to help out at a ranch for prisoners finishing off their sentences, most of whom have been drug dealers and addicts. By teaching the residents patience with training the horses, she finds a number of them react with love and care for the horses and overcome many of their personal difficulties.

Pursuit
by Karen Robards

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This is a fast paced political thriller. The survivor of a car crash that killed the president's wife suspects that it was no accident. Pursued by mysterious men determined to make sure she can't talk, she begins to fear everyone. There are lots of chase scenes and some romance.

We Are Okay
by Nina LaCour

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beautifully-written description of relationships, but little happened and the resolution felt lacking.

Mike Fink
by James Cloyd Bowman

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This book tells the life of the legendary Mike Fink, brawler and noted keelboatman on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Nicely illustrated and full of tall tales of the rough life of the men rowing the river boats until displaced by steamboats.