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Plunge into a deep and bracing tale with BLACK WATER

Rating: 4.7
Joseph Caspar is a disappointed writer, living with his wife Noelle in a city with air so dirty it can kill. Then an old college friend offers him a project he can’t turn down.
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MY NEW FRIEND, GRIEF

Rating: 4.5
As author Anna Hodges Oginsky goes through the Kubler–Ross steps of grieving after the sudden death of her beloved father, she writes about her personal approaches to finding meaning and relief.
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RICE & ROCKS

Rating: 4.5
A young boy goes on a journey with his aunt and magic pet parrot to see how people enjoy rice and beans all over the world.
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BEYOND TITHES & OFFERINGS

Rating: 4
BEYOND TITHES & OFFERINGS (2ND Edition) clearly defines tithes and offerings, and provides a different approach for conscientious Christians to determine their own spiritually inspired criteria for sharing their wealth with those in need.
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HUSBAND: My 40-Year Marriage to a Gay Man

Rating: 4.5
The subtitle of Joanne Blackwelder’s memoir, HUSBAND, says it all: “My Forty-Year Marriage To A Gay Man.”
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BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN

Rating: 4.5
BILLY BEDIVERE IN THE QUEST FOR THE DRAGON QUEEN is a solid fantasy quest adventure for early middle-grade readers.
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SOLE SILENCE

Rating: 4
In SOLE SILENCE, author M.AR.S brings the social media age into the cliques that inevitably form in high school, with a character that did not grow up on even the most basic of technologies and, as a result, is shunned because of it.
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PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC

Rating: 5
PLAINS TO THE PACIFIC is the autobiography of Robert Slothower, a pioneer farmer and rancher whose life and adventures spanned several states and over eighty years.
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EXPECTING SUNSHINE

Rating: 5
The author, mourning for a baby son who died in her arms at birth, must confront the depths of her loss and find healing when she becomes pregnant with her third child.
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REAL FOOD FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE: A recipe and resource guide

Rating: 4.5
REAL FOOD FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE is the recipe and resource guide that proves eating well can be done deliciously.
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FEDERAL PRISON HANDBOOK

Rating: 5
Christopher Zoukis, a prison inmate turned writer, advocate, and law student, offers a comprehensive guide to how to survive, avoid conflict, and seek out opportunities to better oneself while incarcerated.
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A JOURNEY WITH PANIC

Rating: 5
The authors explain cognitive behavioral techniques for dealing with panic attacks.
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BABY BOOMER ENTREPRENEUR

Rating: 4
BABY BOOMER ENTREPRENEUR gives the reader strategies on how to achieve financial independence that, unfortunately in books of this type, can only be validated by practicing them.
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MAIL-ORDER ANNIE

Rating: 4
The main character in MAIL-ORDER ANNIE is a trailer park-dwelling English teacher named Frank who is afflicted with considerable sexual frustration.
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PINK SLIPS

Rating: 5
Not since "Rosemary’s Baby" has a thriller revealed how vulnerable women are when pregnant.
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Drugs, photography and murder in DARKROOM

Rating: 5
DARKROOM is a highly-polished atmospheric descent into a seedy world of drugs, murder and photography populated by vibrant characters.
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RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE

Rating: 4.5
RADAR ROAD: THE BEST OF ON IMPULSE is a collection of twenty-five exquisite short stories artfully strung together by Best New American Voices nominee Nath Jones.
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MISTS OF THE SERENGETI

Rating: 4.7
"Everything is one...we are all connected." That profound Maasai saying is the theme brilliantly explored through the characters and plot of this new romantic literary fiction.
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CREATING STORIES

Rating: 4.5
The author explains how to write a coherent and compelling work of fiction.
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Heartfelt Romance and Complex Characters Make SHELTER MY HEART A Worthwhile Read

Rating: 4.5
When SHELTER MY HEART's Jenny Lynch meets handsome billionaire Devon Soames, she's down on her luck, unsure of her future, and panicking about a family member in mortal trouble.
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An ancient prophecy threatens the fates of a warrior princess and her people in APOLLO’S RAVEN

Rating: 4.5
Caught between a forbidden romance and the loyalty to her kingdom, a Celtic warrior princess with mystical powers must break a sinister curse.
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A LOOSE END

Rating: 4
David Morsilli’s A LOOSE END is an admirable juggling act combining the CIA, stolen art, and Hitler into what is essentially a North-By-Northwest chase novel.
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SEX, SHARKS AND ROCK & ROLL

Rating: 5
For those interested interested or having an untapped fascination with sea life, this book is compelling; powered by the author's obvious and contagious enthusiasm.
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THAT WOMAN

Rating: 4
THAT WOMAN centers on a 17-year-old female forced into indentured servitude, and treated in every possible way, as the “master’s” “property.” Once freed, she seeks pay-back amidst the hard-scrabble, impersonal, money-obsessed New York.