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Gibson, William, 1948- author
2020

Verity Jane, gifted app-whisperer, is hired to beta test a mysterious new product. She finds her life endangered by her relationship with her surprisingly street-smart and combat-savvy digital assistant. A century ahead, in a different timeline entirely, Wilf Netherton, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. Verity and Eunice have become her current project.

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American dirt

American dirt

Cummins, Jeanine, author
2020

También de este lado hay sueños. Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with four books he would like to buy-two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia's husband's tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia-trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier's reach doesn't extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to?

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Careless whiskers

Careless whiskers

James, Miranda, author
2020

The theatre department at Athena is putting on a play by a fledgling playwright with local connections. The older male actor, whose career in film has been on the wane, dies on stage, having drunk poison in a glass Laura handed to him, Laura becomes the chief suspect in his murder. Charlie and Diesel have to prove Laura's innocence and make sure the real killer does time for his crimes.

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The companion : a novel

The companion : a novel

Taylor Blakemore, Kim, author
2020

1855, New Hampshire. Lucy Blunt is set to hang for a double murder. Murderess or victim? Only Lucy knows the truth. In the shadow of the gallows, Lucy reflects on the events that led to her bitter downfall--from the moment she arrived at the rambling Burton mansion looking for work and a better life to the grisly murders themselves.

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Country strong

Country strong

Miller, Linda Lael, author
2020

Cord Hollister is a true cowboy at heart, he thrives on the stability of ranch life. But when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek with a shocking secret, Cord's orderly life is upended. Shallie Fletcher left heartbreak where it belongs, in the past. But when an opportunity arises to partner with a therapeutic riding program for kids, Shallie can't resist seeking out Cord for lessons. Back in school, he was the crush she couldn't forget, seeing him now fills her with hope. Could the one who got away be the one who stays?

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Dear Edward

Dear Edward

Napolitano, Ann, author
2020


Foresight

Foresight

Hamilton, Ian, 1946- author
2020

1980: A pivotal year in modern Chinese history as Premier Deng Xiaoping begins what he intends to be the transformation of China into an economic superpower. The most visible evidence of Deng's policy is the creation of Special Economic Zones, and one has been set up in Shenzhen, next door to Hong Kong and on Fanling's doorstep. Among Triad leaders, Uncle is the only one who recognizes that Deng's intentions could have profound repercussions on their organizations. To protect his gang and their interests, he acts to not only minimize the negative impact, but to turn events to his advantage.

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Gwendy's magic feather

Gwendy's magic feather

Chizmar, Richard T., author
2020

Something evil has swept into the small Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls, but time is running out. In Washington, DC, thirty-seven-year-old Gwendy Peterson couldn't be more different from the self-conscious teenaged girl who once spent a summer running up Castle Rock's Suicide Stairs. That same summer, she had been entrusted--or some might say cursed--with the extraordinary button box by Richard Farris, the mysterious stranger in the black suit. The seductive and powerful box offered Gwendy small gifts in exchange for its care and feeding until Farris eventually returned, promising the young girl she'd never see the box again. One day, though, the button box suddenly reappears but this time, without Richard Farris to explain why, or what she's supposed to do with it. Between this and the troubling disappearances back in Castle Rock, Gwendy decides to return home. She just might be able to help rescue the missing girls and stop a dangerous madman before he does something ghastly.

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House on fire

House on fire

Finder, Joseph, author
2020

At the funeral of his good friend Sean, a stranger approaches Nick Heller with a job. The woman is a member of the Kimball family, whose immense fortune was built on opiates. Now she wants to become a whistleblower. Nick quickly finds himself entangled in the complicated family dynamics of the Kimball dynasty. Beneath the surface are the barely concealed cabals and conspiracies: a twisting story of family intrigue and lethal corporate machinations.

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A long petal of the sea

A long petal of the sea

Allende, Isabel, author
2020

"In the late 1930s, civil war gripped Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life irreversibly intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them wants, and together are sponsored by poet Pablo Neruda to embark on the SS Winnipeg along with 2,200 other refugees in search of a new life. As unlikely partners, they embrace exile and emigrate to Chile as the rest of Europe erupts in World War. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning. Over the course of their lives, they will face test after test. But they will also find joy as they wait patiently for a day when they are exiles no more, and will find friends in the most unlikely of places. Through it all, it is that hope of being reunited with their home that keeps them going. And in the end, they will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along"-- Provided by publisher.

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Processed cheese

Processed cheese

Wright, Stephen, 1946- author
2020

A bag of money drops out of the sky, literally, into the path of a cash-starved citizen named Graveyard. He carries it home to his wife, Ambience, and they embark on the adventure of their lives, finally able to have everything they've always deserved. Of course, the owner of the bag is searching for it, and will do whatever is necessary to get it back. And of course, these new riches change everything - and nothing at all.

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The wife before me

The wife before me

Elliot, Laura, author.
2020

One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison's car slides into the sea off Mason's Pier. Her body is never found. Two years later, Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving for his wife. Together they can help each other. Now Elena is living with Nicholas. But Elena doesn't really know him. She doesn|t know what he is capable of. And she doesn't know what really happened to Amelia. Until the day she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone. Elena must find the person who wrote these letters if she is to save herself.

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