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Aru Shah and the end of time : the graphic novel

Aru Shah and the end of time : the graphic novel

Caramagna, Joe, adaptor.
2022

Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.

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Book lovers

Book lovers

Henry, Emily, author
2022

When her little sister, Libby, begs for a sisters' trip, Nora Stephens agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August. Instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor. If Nora knows she's not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he's nobody's hero, but as they are thrown together again and again, what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they've written about themselves.

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Book of night

Book of night

Black, Holly, author
2022

Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn't pick, a book she couldn't steal, or a bad decision she wouldn't make. She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie. Now, she's trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but going straight isn't easy. Bartending at a dive, she's still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that her shadowless and possibly soulless boyfriend has been keeping secrets from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends back into a maelstrom of murder and lies. Determined to survive, she's up against a cast of doppelgängers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world - all trying to steal a secret that will allow them control of the shadow world and more.

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The creature of Habit

The creature of Habit

Smith, Jennifer E., 1980- author
2021

On the island of Habit lives a very big creature who does the exact same things in the exact same order every day, but when a small creature comes along who wants to do something different every day, the creature of habit must learn to adapt.

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Crimson summer

Crimson summer

Graham, Heather, author
2022

In the bloody aftermath of a gang massacre in the Everglades, FDLE special agent Amy Larson recognizes it as the calling card of the apocalypse cult that Amy and her partner, FBI special agent Hunter Forrest, have been investigating. As tensions between rival gangs rise, so does the body count. With a deadly puppet master working to silence their every lead, it's a race against the clock to figure out who's been pulling the strings and put a stop to the escalating cartel turf war before the Everglades run red.

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Dancing with the octopus : a memoir of a crime

Dancing with the octopus : a memoir of a crime

Harding, Debora, author
2021

"For readers of Educated and The Glass Castle, a harrowing, redemptive and profoundly inspiring memoir of childhood trauma and its long reach into adulthood. One Omaha winter day in November 1978, when Debora Harding was just fourteen, she was abducted at knifepoint from a church parking lot. She was thrown into a van, assaulted, held for ransom, and then left to die as an ice storm descended over the city. Debora survived. She identified her attacker to the police and then returned to her teenage life in a dysfunctional home where she was expected to simply move on. Denial became the family coping strategy offered by her fun-loving, conflicted father and her cruelly resentful mother. It wasn't until decades later - when beset by the symptoms of PTSD- that Debora undertook a radical project: she met her childhood attacker face-to-face in prison and began to reconsider and reimagine his complex story. This was a quest for the truth that would threaten the lie at the heart of her family and with it the sacred bond that once saved her. Dexterously shifting between the past and present, Debora Harding untangles the incident of her kidnapping and escape from unexpected angles, offering a vivid, intimate portrait of one family's disintegration in the 1970s Midwest, a rusted landscape where the loss of white male power can flare into unspeakable violence. Written with dark humor and the pacing of a thriller, Dancing with the Octopus is a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking narrative of reckoning, recovery, and the inexhaustible strength it takes to survive"-- Provided by publisher.

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Death of the black widow

Death of the black widow

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2022

On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O'Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with skill that shocks even O'Brien's veteran partner. The young woman is also a brilliant escape artist. Her bold flight from police custody makes the case impossible to solve, and, for Walter, even more impossible to forget. By the time Walter's promoted to detective, his fascination with the missing, gray-eyed woman is approaching obsession. And when Walter discovers that he's not alone in his search, one truth is certain. This deadly string of secrets didn't begin in his home city, but he's going to make sure it ends there.

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Dreaming of flight : a novel

Dreaming of flight : a novel

Hyde, Catherine Ryan, author
2022

Never knowing his parents, eleven-year-old Stewie Little and his brother have been raised on a farm by their older sister ... And every day Stewie goes door to door selling fresh eggs from his wagon--a routine with a surprise just around the corner. It's his new customer, Marilyn. She's prickly and guarded, yet comfortably familiar ... Marilyn has a reason for keeping her distance: a secret no one knows about ... But whatever difficult times lie ahead, Stewie learns that although he can't fix everything for Marilyn or himself, at least he's no longer alone.

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The enemy

The enemy

Child, Lee, author
2005

An elite military cop, Jack Reacher was one of the army's brightest stars. He is on the case after a general is found dead, and within hours the general's wife is murdered.

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Fear thy neighbor

Fear thy neighbor

Michaels, Fern, author
2022

After years of drifting from one small Florida town to another, Allison Marshall believes she's found the ideal place to settle down on Palmetto Island, but soon discovers that the locals have a dark secret, and she must either stay and join them or risk escaping.

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The forest of vanishing stars

The forest of vanishing stars

Harmel, Kristin, author
2022

After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies. Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything.

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Homicide point ne seras

Homicide point ne seras

Charland, Jean-Pierre, 1954- auteur
2022

Montréal, 1907. Aux prises avec une mauvaise toux persistante, Éléonore Dolan se fait conseiller par son médecin d’aller se reposer à la campagne. Toutefois, moins d’un an après son mariage, l’idée de s’éloigner de son époux lui déplaît. Mais les hasards du métier de policier réservent aux Dolan une surprise de taille : en effet, dans un petit hameau des Laurentides, une adolescente est devenue la principale suspecte du meurtre de son cadet. Cette affaire de fratricide attire même l’attention de tous les journaux. Faute de personnel, la Police provinciale néglige le dossier, au point où il devient opportun de dépêcher sur place un détective du Département de police de Montréal. Eugène Dolan accompagne donc sa femme Éléonore afin de la soutenir dans son rétablissement, mais aussi pour se pencher sur la vie d’un clan endeuillé où ne règne pas toujours un amour tendre. Dolan réussira-t-il à dénouer les liens complexes de cette famille pour le moins singulière?

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How to hug a pufferfish

How to hug a pufferfish

Peterson, Ellie, author, illustrator
2022

"A group of underwater friends learn to ask for permission before showing their prickly, pufferfish pal some love"-- Provided by publisher.

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I must betray you

I must betray you

Sepetys, Ruta, author
2022

In a country governed by isolation, fear, and a tyrannical dictator, seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer, but he decides to use his position to try to outwit his handler, undermine the regime, give voice to fellow Romanians, and expose to the world what is happening in his country.

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I wish I had a Wookiee : and other poems for our galaxy

I wish I had a Wookiee : and other poems for our galaxy

Doescher, Ian, author
2021

"A collection of kid-friendly Star Wars-themed poems."-- Provided by publisher.

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Legacy

Legacy

Roberts, Nora, author
2021

Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her - before her mother, Lina, stepped in. A decade later, Adrian and her mother aren't close, but they're cordial - as long as neither crosses the other. While Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter's growing celebrity, Adrian can't help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine, like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins.

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The library fish

The library fish

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, 1957- author
2022

When snow prevents Mr. Hughes from opening the library one day, book-loving Library Fish finds a way to entertain herself and her bookmobile friend.

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Never touch a grumpy bunny!

Never touch a grumpy bunny!

Greening, Rosie, author
2021

Animal-filled book with amazing silicones touches to explore.

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Painless reading comprehension

Painless reading comprehension

Jones, Darolyn, author
2021

Offers to make reading less intimidating by discovering different reading styles, offering preparation advice before reading, discussing how to absorb information from reading material, and advice on finding appropriate books to read.

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Remarkably Ruby

Remarkably Ruby

Libenson, Terri, author, illustrator
2022

Although Ruby and Mia used to be friends, they've grown apart as Ruby is not a joiner and likes to write poetry, while Mia is popular and wants to be class president, but they may have more in common than they realize.

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Seul ou avec les autres : roman historique

Seul ou avec les autres : roman historique

Charland, Jean-Pierre, 1954- auteur
2022

1977. Jacques Charon arrive enfin à tirer son épingle du jeu. L’université est devenue un milieu dans lequel il se sent tout à fait à l’aise. Par contre, la véritable ligne d’arrivée n’est pas l’obtention du diplôme, mais celle d’un emploi. Ce qui signifie qu’il doit redoubler d’efforts pour devancer les autres étudiants, y compris ceux avec qui il a affronté les difficiles premières années de son baccalauréat. Une inévitable compétition s’installe alors entre ses compagnons et lui. Et l’amour dans tout ça? Jacques a la désagréable impression de ne plus faire partie du monde qu’il a quitté, tout en n’appartenant pas encore à celui dans lequel il évolue désormais. Cela rend pour lui toute forme d’engagement compliquée. Et comment apprend-on à faire naître et à nourrir une relation amoureuse? Ceci dit, la nécessité rend parfois créatif, au point d’inventer une accointance qui, dans la seconde moitié des années 1970, ne porte pas encore le nom d’amitié avec bénéfices.

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The sewing machine

The sewing machine

Fergie, Natalie, author
2019

It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, in Edinburgh, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her. More than 100 years after his grandmother's sewing machine was made, Fred discovers a treasure trove of documents. His family history is laid out before him in a patchwork of unfamiliar handwriting and colourful seams. He starts to unpick the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

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Sir Cumference gets decima's point : a math adventure

Sir Cumference gets decima's point : a math adventure

Neuschwander, Cindy, author
2020

Sir Cumference, his wife, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius use different geometry and problem-solving techniques to help King Arthur.

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Summer at the Cape

Summer at the Cape

Thayne, RaeAnne, author
2022

As the older sibling to identical twins Violet and Lily, Cami Porter was always the odd sister out. The divide grew even wider when their parents split up. Nearly twenty years later, when Cami gets the terrible news that Lily has drowned saving a child's life, her mother begs her to return home and untangle the complicated estate issues her sister left behind. Navigating their own strained relationship, Cami readjusts to the family and community she hasn't known for decades while Violet grieves the loss of her twin and struggles to figure out who she is now, without her other half.

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Unyielding hope

Unyielding hope

Oke, Janette, 1935- author
2020

"In the early twentieth century, Lillian Walsh rushes to a reunion after discovering the sister she believed dead is likely alive. But Grace has dreams beyond anything Lillian imagines. Can Lillian set aside her own plans and join her sister in an adventure that will surely change them both?"-- Provided by publisher.

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