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  • Harry Turtledove

    Following Blood and Iron and The Center Cannot Hold, The Victorious Opposition triumphantly concludes Harry Turtledove's American Empire trilogy-a masterful saga of alternate history. War is brewing yet again as the U.S.A. struggles to occupy Canada, and the C.S.A. begins forcing blacks into concentration camps. '. almost impossible to praise too highly.'-Booklist, starred...read more

  • Ralph Cotton

    Since the publication of his first novel in 1994, Ralph Cotton has impressed readers and critics alike with gritty tales of the Old West. Some time ago, Arizona Ranger Sam Burrack caught a bullet in the back. After a winter spent healing, he's now traveling to meet Memphis Beck, leader of the notorious Hole-in-the-Wall gang and the man who saved his life. But another player explodes on the scene-an assassin known as the Dutchman. And as these three men's destinies intertwine, it becomes clear at least one of them will not survive the...read more

  • Harry Turtledove

    The Great War: Walk in Hell is the incredible second book of best-selling author Harry Turtledove's alternate history tetralogy of World War I. The first book, The Great War: American Front, was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the Best Books of 1998. In this startlingly vivid portrait of a world torn apart by war and strife, the Confederate States of America ally with Britain and France, while the United States sides with Germany in a World War I that might have...read more

  • Harry Turtledove

    A Main Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club, Breakthroughs is the third installment of best-selling author Harry Turtledove's The Great War series of remarkable alternate histories. As the frightening war to end all wars continues to spread with vengeance around the globe, the swiftly modernizing armies of the Confederacy and the United States battle for control of the North American...read more

  • Alan Furst

    In spymaster Alan Furst's most electrifying thriller to date, Hungarian aristocrat Nicholas Morath—a hugely charismatic hero—becomes embroiled in a daring and perilous effort to halt the Nazi war machine in Eastern...read more

  • Loren D. Estleman

    It has been said of five-time Spur Award winner Loren D. Estleman that even 'Louis L'Amour looks down with envy' (Kirkus Reviews). Here Estleman applies his incomparable narrative panache to this novelization of a real-life romance that never was. Judge Roy Bean is an infamous arbiter of Old West justice. For years, he writes admiring letters to British stage actress Lillie Langtry, and she occasionally responds. But just as they are about to meet face-to-face, fate intervenes and keeps this oddball romance from...read more

  • Umberto Eco

    Nineteenth-century Europe - from Turin to Prague to Paris - abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone...read more

  • Michael Palmer

    In his previous best-seller, Natural Causes, Dr. Michael Palmer drew on decades of emergency-room experience to create a terrifyingly realistic world where the line between medicine and murder is scalpel-thin. In Silent Treatment, he crosses this line with a heart-pounding thriller guaranteed to satisfy fans of medical suspense. When his wife mysteriously dies the night before she is scheduled for surgery, Dr. Harry Corbett realizes a killer is moving through the wards of Good Samaritan Hospital-a killer so sophisticated and silent that he can only be a...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    A Brilliant new translation of the great writer's least Kafkaesque novel, based on a German-language text that was produced by a team of international scholars and that is more faithful to Kafka's original manuscript than anything we have had before. With the same expert balance of precision and nuance that marked his translation of Kafka's The Castle, the award-winning translator Mark Harman now restores the humor and particularity of language to Amerika. Here is the story of seventeen-year-old Karl Rossman, who, following a scandal involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws...read more

  • Michael McGarrity

    National best-selling author and New Mexico native Michael McGarrity takes listeners to the wild territory of the late 19th-century American Southwest for this epic tale. After the deaths of his wife and brother, John Kerney gives up his West Texas ranch and heads south in search of a new home. Soon Kerney is offered work trailing cattle to the New Mexico Territory-a job that will forever change his...read more

  • Harry Kemelman

    Harry Kemelman concludes his best-selling Rabbi Small mystery series with a delightful blend of Talmudic lore and quirky sleuthing. After leaving his Barnard's Crossing Temple, Rabbi David Small launches a Judaic studies program at nearby Windermere College. He soon enthralls his students with dynamic discussions on the history, customs, and practices of Judaism. But when the body of a Windermere professor turns up in a snow bank and suspicion falls on the temple's new rabbi, Rabbi Small feels compelled to investigate this suspicious...read more

  • Harry Kemelman

    From Friday the Rabbi Slept Late to Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out, the best-selling Rabbi David Small series follows the perceptive small town rabbi through every challenging day of the week. Now David Small steps beyond his daily responsibilities to face issues in the congregation and community that threaten to destroy his career. The beloved president of the temple is resigning. A new president is chosen: a prominent businessman who is used to being obeyed. It's not long before the rabbi's adherence to tradition clashes with the new president's requests. Meanwhile, a young man in Rabbi Small's congregation has been arrested in a fatal hit-and-run accident. Can the rabbi maintain his...read more

  • Arnaldur Indridason

    Inspector Erlendur returns in this international Bestseller Following an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls, revealing a skeleton. Inspector Erlendur's investigation takes him back to the Cold War era, when bright, left-wing students in Iceland were sent to study in the 'heavenly state' of Communist East Germany. Teeming with spies and informants, though, their 'heavenly state' becomes a nightmare of betrayal and murder. Brilliantly weaving international espionage and a chilling cold case investigation, The Draining Lake is Arnaldur Indridason at his...read more

  • Jean Zimmerman

    From a debut novelist, a gripping historical thriller and rousing love story set in seventeenth-century ManhattanIt’s 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond. Suspects abound, including the governor’s wealthy nephew, a green-eyed aristocrat with decadent tastes; an Algonquin trapper who may be possessed by a demon that turns people into cannibals; and the colony’s own corrupt and...read more

  • Jorge Luis Borges

    Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century. A selection of Borges' dazzling fictions are gathered in this audiobook, brilliantly translated by Andrew Hurley. These enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges' talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language. Together these incomparable works comprise the perfect compendium for all those who have long loved Borges, and a superb introduction to the master's work for those who have yet to discover this singular genius. Selections include: Borges and I, The Garden of Forking Paths, Man on Pink Corner, The Library of Babel, Death and the...read more

  • Larry McMurtry

    As he crisscrosses America -- driving in search of the present, the past, and himself -- Larry McMurtry shares his fascination with this nation's great trails and the culture that has developed around them.  Ever since he was a boy growing up in Texas only a mile from Highway 281, Larry McMurtry has felt the pull of the road. His town was thoroughly landlocked, making the highway his 'river, its hidden reaches a mystery and an enticement. I began my life beside it and I want to drift down the entire length of it before I end this book.'  In Roads, McMurtry embarks on a cross-country trip where his route is also his destination. As he drives, McMurtry reminisces about the...read more

  • Stephen Harrigan

    Best-selling author Stephen Harrigan brings one of the pivotal battles in American history to life in this fiery, unforgettable novel. Meticulously researched and overflowing with fascinating characters, The Gates of the Alamo is an experience history buffs and fiction fans will equally enjoy. Edmund McGowan is a gifted naturalist whose life's work is threatened by war. Mary Mott is a widowed innkeeper forced to rely on her own resources for survival. Mary's 16-year-old son, Terrell, is a young man about to experience his first taste of love. Focusing on these three characters-and sprinkling in real-life figures such as James Bowie and Davy Crockett-Harrigan gives a human face to a true...read more

  • Eric Flint

    It is the year 1636. The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident, is on the verge of civil war. His brain injured in the war with Poland, the USE's emperor Gustavus Adolphus is no longer in command. Enter Swedish chancellor Oxenstierna, a leader of aristocratic reaction against democracy. His goal: to assemble the forces of the hidebound ruling class in Berlin and drown the revolution in a bloodbath. In Magdeburg, the capital of the USE, Mike Stearns' wife Rebecca Abrabanel is organizing popular resistance to Oxenstierna's plot. As part of the resistance, the...read more

  • Mother Teresa

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Teresa humbly accepted it on behalf of the poorest of the poor to whom she joyfully dedicated her life. Truly a saint for the 20th century, she taught compassion not only for the sick and destitute, but also for the lonely, neglected, and unappreciated who surround us every day. Among Mother Teresa's concerns were those that plague modern Christians everywhere: abortion, child abuse and neglect, the lack of love in modern family life, and AIDS, which she called 'the leprosy of the West.' She gave strength and inspiration to her Missionaries of Charity, and through them her joyful commitment to Christ continues on. The dual narration by Ruth Ann...read more

  • Eric Flint

    New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling alternate history series. Book #14 in the Ring of Fire series created by Eric Flint. Eddie Cantrell, now married to the king of Denmark's daughter, is sent by Admiral Simpson to the Caribbean to secure access to the most valuable commodity on that continent-not the gold and silver which the Spanish treasure, but the oil which up-time machines and industry need. The admiral has also provided Eddie's small task force with the new steam-powered frigates that have just come out of the navy's shipyards. Even with the frigates, a giant obstacle stands in his way: the Gulf-girdling Spanish presence in the New World. So a diversion is needed,...read more