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Anywhere for you : a novel

Anywhere for you : a novel

Greaves, Abbie, author.
2021

Polite and neatly dressed, Mary O'Connor doesn't beg for spare change or ask anything from anyone on the London Tube. What sets her apart is the placard she carries bearing a plaintive message: Come Home Jim. Many years ago, when Mary met the charming and romantic James Whitnell, she knew that she'd found her other half. Then he disappeared without a trace. Mary is certain that Jim isn't a cad, that he truly loved her. Touched and more than a little suspicious, the curious junior reporter Alice quietly begins her own investigation into Jim's vanishing act.

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The bone maker

The bone maker

Durst, Sarah Beth, author.
2021

"A standalone epic fantasy set in a brand-new world of towering mountains and sparkling cities, in which a band of aging warriors have a second chance to defeat dark magic and avenge a haunting loss. Twenty-five years ago, five heroes risked their lives to defeat the bone maker Eklor--a corrupt magician who created an inhuman army using animal bones. But victory came at a tragic price. Only four of the heroes survived. Since then, Kreya, the group's leader, has exiled herself to a remote tower and devoted herself to one purpose: resurrecting her dead husband. But such a task requires both a cache of human bones and a sacrifice--for each day he lives, she will live one less. She'd rather live one year with her husband than a hundred without him, but using human bones for magic is illegal in Vos. The dead are burned--as are any bone workers who violate the law. Yet Kreya knows where she can find the bones she needs: the battlefield where her husband and countless others lost their lives. But defying the laws of the land exposes a terrible possibility. Maybe the dead don't rest in peace after all"--FantasticFiction.com.

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The elephant of Belfast : a novel

The elephant of Belfast : a novel

Walsh, S. Kirk, author
2021

In October 1940, twenty-year-old zookeeper Hettie Quin meets Violet, a three-year-old elephant arriving at the Belfast docks from Ceylon. Soon, she becomes Violet's dedicated zookeeper at the Bellevue Zoo. Six months later, in April 1941, Belfast is attacked. During the bombings, Hettie fights to save her elephant and survive the destruction and escalating sectarian unrest of the city. Inspired by the life of Denise Austin.

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First person singular : stories

First person singular : stories

Murakami, Haruki, 1949- author
2021

The eight masterful stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Haruki Murakami narrator, a lonely man. Some of them are nostalgic looks back at youth. Others are set in adulthood. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Haruki himself is present. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. The stories touch beautifully on love and loss, childhood and death.

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Hana Khan carries on

Hana Khan carries on

Jalaluddin, Uzma, author.
2021

When Hana's mysterious aunt and her teenage cousin arrive from India for a surprise visit, they draw Hana into a long-buried family secret. A hate-motivated attack on their neighbourhood complicates the situation further, as does Hana's growing attraction for Aydin, the young owner of the rival halal restaurant - who might not be a complete stranger after all. As life on the Golden Crescent unravels, Hana must learn to use her voice, draw on the strength of her community and decide what her future should be.

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Hummingbird salamander

Hummingbird salamander

VanderMeer, Jeff, author
2021

"From Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Annihilation, comes a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the end of all things"-- Provided by publisher.

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I'll be strong for you : a novel

I'll be strong for you : a novel

Marʻashī, Nasīm, 1983 or 1984-, author.
2021

Three recent college graduates in Tehran struggle to find their footing over the course of two seasons, summer and fall, in bustling streets and cramped family apartments. The three women weather setbacks and compromises, finding hope in the most unlikely places. Even as their ambitions cause them to question the very fabric of their personalities and threaten to tear their friendship apart, time and again Roja, Shabaneh and Leyla return to the comfort of their longtime affection, deep knowledge and unquestioning support of each other.

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My old home : a novel of exile

My old home : a novel of exile

Schell, Orville.
2021

"A uniquely experienced observer of China now gives us a novel that recounts the familiar but still mesmerizing events from the rise of Mao to the Tiananmen Square uprising, and the impact of that history on one father and son. At the center: Li Tongshu, one of the few Chinese citizens ever to graduate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is married to Vivian Knight, a Chinese American violinist. Tongshu is drawn by Mao's promise "to build a new China," and by the enthusiasm so many other Chinese artists and scientists living abroad express at that prospect. The odds of Tongshu ever having a successful career as a performer in the US are small, and so when the new president of the recently established Central Academy of China offers him a teaching position, he decides to return home with his family. But now, Tongshu will be forced to contend with the erratic and unexpected shifts of a government determined to control the beliefs and convictions of the people; with suspicion of the Western culture that educated him; and with how the fortune and experience his son, Little Li, becomes caught up in the maelstrom of political and ideological upheaval that not only threatens to destroy his family, but that will ultimately destroy the essential fabric of Chinese society."-- Provided by publisher.

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Northern heist

Northern heist

O'Rawe, Richard, author
2021

When James "Ructions" O'Hare put together a crack team to rob the National Bank in Belfast, even he didn't realize he was about to carry off one of the biggest bank heists in British and Irish history. And he'll be damned if the Provos of the IRA are getting a slice of it. Based on one of the biggest bank-robberies in history.

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Ocean prey

Ocean prey

Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- author
2021

An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behaviour from a nearby boat. When three Guardsmen investigate, the are shot and killed. They're federal officers killed on the job, which means the case is the FBI's turf. When the FBI's investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport. And when his case turns lethal, Davenport will need to bring in every asset he can claim, including a detective with a fundamentally criminal mind: Virgil Flowers.

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The other Emily

The other Emily

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-, author
2021

A decade ago, Emily Carlino vanished after her car broke down on a California highway. She was presumed to be one of serial killer Ronny Lee Jessup's victims whose remains were never found. Writer David Thorne still hasn't recovered from losing the love of his life. Then David meets Maddison Sutton. What takes his breath away is that everything about Maddison, down to her kisses, is just like Emily. As the fantastic becomes credible, David's obsession grows, Maddison's mysterious past deepens - and terror escalates.

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Three missing days

Three missing days

Coble, Colleen, author
2021

Chief of police Jane Hardy investigates a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman as well as one of the firefighters when it's clear the woman was murdered. Meanwhile, Jane's sone has been accused of a horrifiec crime, she must decide if she can trust her ex, Reid, and three days of her past are missing from her memory.

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