The Grave Tender

Author: Eliza Maxwell

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781477818473

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Page: N.A

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A chilling psychological suspense novel, The Grave Tender explores the dark boundaries people cross to save loved ones, and the limits of family bonds tested by the deepest of betrayals. Endless questions from a shadow-filled East Texas childhood haunt Hadley Dixon. People said her mother, Winnie, was never quite right, but with one single, irreparable act, life as Hadley knew it was shattered. The aftershocks of that moonlit night left her reeling, but the secrets and lies had started long before. When a widowed and pregnant Hadley returns years later, it's not the safe harbor she expects. The mysteries surrounding a local boy's disappearance remain, and the townspeople still whisper about Hadley's strange and reclusive Uncle Eli-whispers about a monster in their midst. But Hadley's father and grandmother, the cornerstones of everything safe in her world, avoid her questions. If Hadley stays here, will she be giving her children the family they need, or putting their lives in danger? The hunt for answers takes a determined Hadley deep into the pine forests, in search of sunlight that will break through the canopy of lies long enough to reveal the truth. Revised edition: This edition of The Grave Tender includes editorial revisions.
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Silence of the Grave

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

Author: Arnaldur Indridason

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312427320

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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When a skeleton is unearthed at a Reykjavik building site, Inspector Erlendur and his colleagues set out to unravel a complex decades-old crime that may have ties to his own troubled family history. By the author of Jar City. Reader's Guide available. Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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Whistling Past the Graveyard

Author: Susan Crandall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476740046

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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"Fleeing her strict grandmother's home in 1963 Mississippi, 9-year-old Starla Claudelle becomes an unlikely companion to an African-American woman at whose side she learns harsh lessons about period segregation and family. By the RITA-winning author of Back Roads. 50,000 first printing."
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The Kinfolk

Author: Eliza Maxwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692732984

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Page: 218

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Along the banks of the Neches river, surrounded by the dense piney woods of east Texas, where the humidity makes even the mosquitos go a little soft in the head, there's a pack of liars, thieves, and fools that Mimosa Mabry reluctantly calls family. After a lifetime spent trying to put the place behind her, the kinfolk have come calling, and they want her home. Against her better judgement, Mo returns, but finds the answers she's searching for-the truth about a child named Lucy-are farther from her grasp than ever. Because in deep east Texas, at the mercy of your kin, truth is relative-as enigmatic as a carnival shell game. And the game is rigged.
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This Side of the Grave

A Night Huntress Novel

Author: Jeaniene Frost

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062065793

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“Cat and Bones are combustible together.” —Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels Cat and Bones are back! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jeaniene Frost returns to her remarkable Night Huntress paranormal series, pulling out all the stops on This Side of the Grave. The incomparable team of half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her all-vamp husband Bones face their most terrifying challenge yet as they race to prevent a “species war” that could devastate humans and immortals alike—and are forced to seek help from their sworn enemy, the Ghoul Queen of New Orleans. Gripping, intriguing, and hot as Hades, This Side of the Grave is where Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, and Christine Feehan fans definitely want to be!
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Rotters

Author: Daniel Kraus

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385738587

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Sixteen-year-old Joey's life takes a very strange turn when his mother's tragic death forces him to move from Chicago to rural Iowa with the father he has never known, and who is the town pariah.
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An Ice Cold Grave

Author: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101207543

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The voices of the dead become inescapable clues for lightning-struck sleuth Harper Connelly in this “winning series” (Booklist) of murder—and beyond—from #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris… Harper Connelly heads to Doraville, North Carolina to find a missing boy—one of several teenage boys who have disappeared over the last five years. And all of them are calling for Harper. She finds them, buried in the frozen ground. All she wants is to get out of town before she’s caught in the media storm—until she herself is attacked and becomes part of the investigation. Soon Harper will learn more than she cared to about the dark mysteries and long-hidden secrets of Doraville—knowledge of the dead that makes her next in line to end up in an ice-cold grave...
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The Unremembered Girl

Author: Eliza Maxwell

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781542045858

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It's all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather--a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric--from ruin. But they have no idea they've become the obsession of the girl in the woods. Abandoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family--something she's known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can't resist the temptation to get close. Where Henry's mother sees a poor girl in need, his father sees only wickedness. When Henry forges an unexpected bond with Eve, he believes he might be able to save her. He doesn't know how wrong he is. Eve is about to take charge of her own destiny--and that of Henry's family. As both their worlds spin violently out of control, Henry must make an impossible choice: protect the broken young woman who's claimed a piece of his soul, or put everyone he loves at risk in order to do the right thing.
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The Caged Graves

Author: Dianne K. Salerni

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547868545

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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The year is 1867, and seventeen-year-old Verity Boone is excited to return from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, the hometown she left when she was just a baby. Now she will finally meet the fiancé she knows only through letters! Soon, however, she discovers two strangely caged graves . . . and learns that one of them is her own mother’s. Verity swears she’ll get to the bottom of why her mother was buried in “unhallowed ground” in this suspenseful teen mystery that swirls with rumors of witchcraft, buried gold from the days of the War of Independence, and even more shocking family secrets.
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Graveminder

Author: Melissa Marr

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007364652

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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When Rebekkah returns to her small-town home for her beloved Grandmother’s funeral, she little suspects that she is about to inherit a darkly dangerous family duty on behalf of Claysville’s most demanding residents – the dead.
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The Tender Scar, Second Edition

Life After the Death of a Spouse

Author: Mabry, Richard L.

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 0825444764

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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"Powerful words, won in the conflict between heartbreak and healing." --Dr. Dan L. Griffin Offering hope and healing for the brokenhearted, The Tender Scar addresses the heart-wrenching pain of losing a spouse. Working from journal entries written after the death of his wife, Mabry uses his own journey as a stepping-stone to a practical discussion of the grief process. In this second edition, Mabry includes a new chapter that highlights the process of building a second marriage and blended family after loss.
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Tomahawks to Peace

Author: James G. Landis

Publisher: Faith Builders Publishing

ISBN: 0977212335

Category: History

Page: 408

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"Glikikan, a Delaware war chief, ... brings to light the hidden causes of the Delaware resistance popularly known as Pontiac's Rebellion."
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A Long Fatal Love Chase

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440223016

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Yearning for romance and adventure, strong-willed eighteen-year-old Rosamond Vivian is seduced by the wealthy Phillip Tempest and is forced to flee his violent tendencies
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Halfway to the Grave

Author: Jeaniene Frost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780575093775

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of those deadbeats is her father - the guy responsible for ruining her mother's life. But when she's captured by Bones, a bounty hunter and a vampire, she finds herself forced into an unholy partnership. In exchange for his help in finding her father, and still astonished she hasn't ended up as his dinner, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. But that's not all Bones has to show her - Cat's starting to believe maybe vampires aren't all evil after all, especially ones as cute as Bones. She's half-convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as confident kick-ass demon hunter Cat finds herself, and Bones, hotly pursued by a band of killers. She's is going to have to pick a side - and fast . . . 'Halfway to the Grave has breathless action, a roller-coaster plot, flashes of dark humour, and a love story that will leave you screaming for more. I devoured it in a single sitting and I can't wait for the sequel!' Ilona Andrews, New York Times Bestseller
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Villa America

A Novel

Author: Liza Klaussmann

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316211370

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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A dazzling novel set in the French Riviera based on the real-life inspirations for F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is The Night. When Sara Wiborg and Gerald Murphy met and married, they set forth to create a beautiful world together-one that they couldn't find within the confines of society life in New York City. They packed up their children and moved to the South of France, where they immediately fell in with a group of expats, including Hemingway, Picasso, and Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. On the coast of Antibes they built Villa America, a fragrant paradise where they invented summer on the Riviera for a group of bohemian artists and writers who became deeply entwined in each other's affairs. There, in their oasis by the sea, the Murphys regaled their guests and their children with flamboyant beach parties, fiery debates over the newest ideas, and dinners beneath the stars. It was, for a while, a charmed life, but these were people who kept secrets, and who beneath the sparkling veneer were heartbreakingly human. When a tragic accident brings Owen, a young American aviator who fought in the Great War, to the south of France, he finds himself drawn into this flamboyant circle, and the Murphys find their world irrevocably, unexpectedly transformed. A handsome, private man, Owen intrigues and unsettles the Murphys, testing the strength of their union and encouraging a hidden side of Gerald to emerge. Suddenly a life in which everything has been considered and exquisitely planned becomes volatile, its safeties breached, the stakes incalculably high. Nothing will remain as it once was. Liza Klaussman expertly evokes the 1920s cultural scene of the so-called "Lost Generation." Ravishing and affecting, and written with infinite tenderness, VILLA AMERICA is at once the poignant story of a marriage and of a golden age that could not last.
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A Grave Denied

A Kate Shugak Novel

Author: Dana Stabenow

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 142990917X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Everyone knew Len Dreyer, a handyman for hire in the Park near Niniltna, Alaska, but no one knew anything else about him. Even Kate Shugak hired him to thin the trees on her 160-acre homestead and was planning to ask him to help build a small second cabin on her property for Johnny Morgan, a teenaged boy in her care. But she, the Park's unofficial p.i., seems to have known less about him than anyone. Alaska is a place where anybody can bury his history and start fresh, and for any reason, but this particular mystery comes to light when Len Dreyer turns up murdered. His body is discovered, frozen solid, in the path of a receding glacier with the hole from a shotgun blast in his chest. No one even knew he was missing, but it turns out he's been missing for months. Alaska State Trooper Jim Chopin asks Kate to help him dig into Dreyer's background, in the hope of finding some reason for his murder. She takes the case, mindful of the need for gainful employment as she copes with her responsibility for Johnny, a constant reminder of his father, her dead lover. Little does she imagine that by trying to provide for him she just might put him right in the path of danger. A talented writer at the prime of her abilities, Stabenow delivers a masterful crime novel that turns out to be as much about living as it is about dying.
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The Grave of God's Daughter

A Novel

Author: Brett Ellen Block

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061915904

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A woman is faced with the past she's tried to put behind her only to find that what transpired in her childhood has never been further away than her own shadow. The year is 1941. Rooted in the lonely outreaches of the Allegheny Mountains lies the town of Hyde Bend. Its heart: a steel mill; its bones: the tight community of Polish immigrants who inhabit it; and its blood: their fierce Catholic faith. But buried in the town's soul is a dangerous secret surrounding the death of a revered priest. Upon returning to Hyde Bend, a young woman accidentally uncovers the truth behind this crime, which leads to a second murder. The town quickly erupts in fear and finger pointing. The girl is forced to unravel the now-intertwined mysteries and discovers her own family at the center. Now she must confront all she holds sacred if she is to save her family and herself in this story of lost innocence, transgression, faith, and forgiveness.
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The Widow's Watcher

Author: Eliza Maxwell

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781503901049

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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From Eliza Maxwell, the bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl, comes a gripping novel about the mysteries that haunt us and the twists of fate that can unravel them... Living in the shadow of a decades-old crime that stole his children from him, reclusive Lars Jorgensen is an unlikely savior. But when a stranger walks onto the ice of a frozen Minnesota lake, her intentions are brutally clear, and the old man isn't about to let her follow through. Jenna Shaw didn't ask for Lars's help, nor does she want it. After he pulls her from the brink, however, Jenna finds her desire to give up challenged by their unlikely friendship. In Jenna, Lars recognizes his last chance for redemption. And in her quest to solve the mysteries of Lars's past and bring him closure, Jenna may find the way out of her own darkness. But the truth that waits threatens to shatter it all. When secrets are surrendered and lies are laid bare, Jenna and Lars may find that accepting the past isn't their greatest challenge. Can they afford the heartbreaking price of forgiveness?
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We the Animals

Author: Justin Torres

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547576722

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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The Brooklyn childhoods of three brothers are marked by their parents' volatile passions and their own destructive antics, in the story of a chaotic family that explores the ways in which a youth's coming-of-age profoundly shapes his world view. 30,000 first printing.
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White Teeth

Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400075508

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.
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