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  • Paula Fox

    Ned Wallis knows he's forbidden to touch the rifle in the attic. But he can't resist sneaking it out of the house, just once. Before he realizes it, Ned takes a shot at a dark shadow. When Ned returns home, he's sure he sees a face looking down at him from the attic window. Who has seen and heard him? Ned's feelings of guilt and fear only get worse when one day, while helping an elderly neighbor, he spots a wild cat with one eye missing. Could this be the thing Ned shot at that...read more

  • Carolyn Brown

    New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown returns with a heartbreakingly hilarious novel about three women who had nothing in common, except their husband. Leaving one widow behind is unfortunate. Leaving three widows behind is just plain despicable. Oil heiress Kate Steele knew her not-so-dearly departed husband was a con man, but she's shocked that Conrad racked up two more wives without divorcing her first. The only remnant of their miserable marriage she plans to keep is their lakeside cabin in Bootleg, Texas. Unfortunately, she's not the only woman with that idea. Fiery, strong-willed Jamie wishes Conrad were still alive-so she could kill the scoundrel herself. But for their...read more

  • Carolyn Brown

    Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life.Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home. She doesn't really need a crumbling old house about to fall into nothing but a pile of memories and broken knickknacks.Billy Lee Tucker, resident oddball in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, lived next door to Gert, and in her will she leaves him the funds to help Trudy remodel the old house. That's...read more

  • Nancy Stearns Bercaw

    For swimming champion Nancy Stearns Bercaw, the pool was a natural habitat. But on land, she could never shake the feeling of being a fish out of water. Starting at age two, Nancy devoted her life to swimming, even qualifying for the 1988 Olympic Trials in the fifty-meter freestyle event. But when she hung up her cap and goggles, she was confronted with a different kind of challenge: learning who she was out of the lanes. In this honest, intimate memoir, Nancy reflects on her years wandering the globe, where tragic events and a lost sense of self escalate her dependence on booze. Thirty-three years after her first sip of alcohol, the swimmer comes to a stunning realization while living...read more

  • Barbara Taylor Sissel

    On the outside, Lily Isley's life seems perfect: a wealthy husband, a ritzy gated community in Dallas, and a handsome son, AJ-a decorated marine about to be married to his love, Shea. But when a bridesmaid is murdered in AJ's apartment and he can't be found, Lily's world collapses and a long-held family secret is at risk of exposure. Dru Gallagher's life took a different course. After her ex-husband, suffering from post-traumatic stress, threatened her and her daughter, Shea, with a shotgun, Dru was forced to leave her marriage and forge ahead as a working-class single mom. Now, the anger she sees in war veteran AJ's eyes is heartbreakingly familiar-and makes Dru deeply afraid for her...read more

  • Lieutenant Colonel Cheryl Dietrich USAF (RET.)

    "In 1979 I was a Presbyterian minister, a hospital chaplain, and a pacifist. In 1980, I left the church and joined the Air Force. The day I showed up at the recruiter''s office, I was twenty-eight, under-exercised, a wimp, and extraordinarily ignorant of the military. I intended it to be a stopgap measure while I figured out what to do next, but I never got bored." When Cheryl Dietrich joined the US Air Force, she began a transformation from overweight introvert and military neophyte into one of the key personnel redesigning the structure of the Air Force within the Pentagon. In this stirring and revelatory memoir, Cheryl-one of only a hundred female officers of colonel rank or...read more

  • Raymond Benson

    Shelby Truman, a bestselling romance novelist, receives a request to visit her childhood friend, Eddie, who is on death row. Though mentally ill, Eddie is scheduled to be executed for murder. As Shelby travels home to Texas for the unnerving reunion, she recalls her stormy five-decade-long relationship with Eddie in order to understand what led the beautiful and talented, but troubled, boy who lived across the street to destroy himself. Her flashbacks, whether they occurred in the nearby public park or Eddie's bomb shelter-their "secret hiding place" where they could escape Eddie's abusive father-begin to reveal shocking truths. Most significant is the tragedy one summer, which set in...read more

  • Carlton Smith

    A DEVOTED HUSBAND Dr. John Yelenic was a successful dentist in a small Pennsylvania town. When he met Michele Kamler, he thought he'd finally found the woman of his dreams. She was beautiful, intelligent, and seemed to want all the same things out of life as he did. A MANIPULATIVE WIFE AND MOTHER Michele married Yelenic in 1997. But by 2002, the relationship fell apart...and what followed was a bitter, three-year-long battle in which Michele made demands for Yelenic's money and even accused him-falsely, it would later be shown-of sexual abuse. Michele began dating Kevin Foley, a Pennsylvania State Trooper. When, in 2006, Yelenic was found murdered-slashed to death in his own...read more

  • General Norty Schwartz and Suzie Schwartz

    Forty years ago, Norty Schwartz's dysfunctional home life preceded his application to the Air Force Academy, where he was provided with a new family and sense of worth he had never gotten from his own home. This purpose has driven the general throughout his remarkable career, taking him to Alaska, the Pentagon, Germany, and Florida during Hurricane Opal; and it has also allowed him to work alongside Presidents Bush and Obama and Secretaries of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates, and Leon Panetta. Journey is a book about leadership. It is packed with the general's lessons from life in the military: breaking the mold, flying in uncharted airspace, battles-from Iraq to the Pentagon,...read more

  • Barbara Taylor Sissel

    Gilly O'Connell's nightmares aren't just bad dreams; they're glimpses of terrifying realities to come. Gilly has spent her entire life trying to suppress the foreboding visions. So when a dismissed premonition leads to her husband's murder, she buries the guilt and pain of the unsolved crime in the only way she knows how-she runs from it. Three years later, after overcoming a battle with addiction and starting over in a small Texas town, Gilly dares to believe the worst is over. That is, until another crime rips her heart open: the abduction of a three-year-old girl. Gilly knows more about it than anyone... She's dreaming again. Gilly is convinced that if she tells the police she...read more

  • Dr. Benjamin Spock

    From the pediatrician whose advice has shaped parenting practices for more than half a century comes the essential parenting book-fully revised and updated with the latest research and written in clear, accessible prose for parents of all backgrounds. Generations of parents have relied on the influential bestseller Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care as the most authoritative and reliable guide for child care. This timeless yet up-to-date edition has been revised and expanded by Dr. Robert Needlman, a top-notch pediatrician who shares Dr. Spock's philosophy and has applied his research in his career. In this tenth edition, you can gain the latest information on child development from birth...read more

  • Major Margaret Witt

    In 1993 Margie Witt, a young Air Force nurse, was chosen as the face of the Air Force’s “Cross into the Blue” recruitment campaign. This was also the year that President Clinton’s plan for gays to serve openly in the military was quashed by an obdurate Congress, resulting in the blandly cynical political compromise known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Contrary to its intent, DADT had the perverse effect of making it harder for gay servicemen and -women to fight expulsion. Over the next seventeen years more than 13,000 gay soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guard, and airmen and -women were removed from military service. That is, until Margie Witt’s...read more

  • Tammy Lynne Stoner

    Sugar Land is a southern fried novel about love, Lead Belly, and liberation. According to a starred Kirkus Review, Sugar Land 'is a postcard of small-town Texas life from Prohibition through civil rights, tracing the treatment and awareness of gay people through these decades. The love child of Fannie Flagg and Rita Mae Brown… [a] ravishing debut.” It’s 1923 in Midland, Texas, and Miss Dara falls in love with her best friend―who also happens to be a girl. Terrified, Miss Dara takes a job at the Imperial State Prison Farm for men. Once there, she befriends inmate and soon-to-be legendary blues singer Lead Belly, who sings his way out (true story)―but only...read more

  • J. Carson Black

    In Aspen, Colorado, a pop star and her entourage are brutally murdered in their luxury chalet. The lead assassin, ex-Navy SEAL Cyril Landry, has no qualms about carrying out his mission until the instant before he kills the young star—an intense, shared moment that will ultimately drive him to find out why these people had to die. Landry transforms from mercenary to hunter as he delves into the depths of The Shop, the shadowy organization that has hired him to execute people across the country. Thousands of miles away, in a seedy motel in Gardenia, Florida, a local police chief is found shot to death. The scene has all the signs of a romantic rendezvous gone wrong, but Detective...read more

  • Lloyd Richards

    The police have never seen anything like it - but FBI forensic anthropologist Christine Prusik has. In fact, it's a ritual she knows all too well. Years ago she was a naive young researcher doing field work in Papua New Guinea when she was attacked by tribesmen who placed carved stones inside the bodies of their dead. Prusik barely escaped with her life - and a nasty scar from the wound intended to house her own death charm. Is it a grisly coincidence? Or is someone sending her a message? Now she must find the killer before he finds her - and finally completes the deadly ritual begun in a distant jungle so long...read more

  • Toby Devens

    Judith Soo Jin Raphael's childhood was shaped by her hardworking immigrant mother, her father who left them, and her struggles to fit in as a half-Korean, half-Jewish kid in a tough urban neighborhood. But music lessons gave her a purpose and passion. Now, as Judith's fiftieth birthday nears, she has rewarding work as a cellist with the Maryland Philharmonic, an enthusiastic if uncommitted lover, and a quirky but close relationship with her mother. Then chaos strikes: Judith's first love, who dumped her decades ago, returns to dazzle her with his golden pedigree and brilliant career. Her long-absent father arrives out of the blue with a snazzy car and a con man's patter, turning her mother...read more

  • Wendy Hornsby

    A Maggie McGowen Mystery. When her sister, Emily, is mysteriously shot in a Los Angeles alley and the evidence shows that it was not the result of random crime, filmmaker Maggie MacGowen must piece together the murder bit by...read more

  • Jessica Maria Tuccelli

    In the autumn of 1941, Amelia J. McGee, a young woman of Cherokee and Scotch-Irish descent, and an outspoken pamphleteer for the NAACP, hastily sends her daughter, Ella, alone on a bus home to Georgia in the middle of the night-a desperate measure that proves calamitous when the child encounters two drifters and is left for dead on the side of the road. Ella awakens in the homestead of Willie Mae Cotton, a wise root doctor and former slave, and her partner, Mary-Mary Freeborn, tucked deep in the Takatoka Forest. As Ella heals, the secrets of her lineage are revealed. Shot through with Cherokee lore and hoodoo conjuring, Glow transports us from Washington, D.C., on the brink of World War II...read more

  • Wendy Hornsby

    Filmmaker Maggie MacGowen’s eye sees things other people miss, often the dark reasons people get lost, hurt-or killed. When a young LA prostitute she befriended turns up murdered, she’s driven to find out who the girl really is and why she...read more

  • John Katzenbach

    “No one has ever done what I intend to do. Three wildly different victims. Three distinct locations. Three different deaths. All on the same day. Within hours of each other. Deaths that tumble together like dominoes. Each one falling against the next. Click. Click. Click.”Three red-headed women-One, Two, and Three-do not know one another though they live only a few miles apart. Each is being hunted by a psychopath intent on committing three perfect murders, works of such artistic brilliance that they will be written about and studied in Universities for decades to come. The women know they have been marked for death-they just don't know when it is to happen, or how, or by whom....read more