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Contemporary Literature

Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries, Book 1) by Gemma Halliday

By Gemma Halliday

L.A. shoe dressmaker, Maddie Springer, lives her lifestyles via 3 principles: type. model. type. but if she stumbles upon the paintings of a brutal killer, her lifestyles takes an unforeseen flip from Manolos to homicide. And issues purely worsen while her boyfriend disappears - in addition to $20 million in embezzled money - and her each circulate is without notice below scrutiny through the LAPD's sexiest cop. With assistance from her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mom, a three hundred pound psychic and one heavily oversexed ally, Maddie reveals herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the path of a assassin. yet can she capture a killer prior to the killer catches as much as her...

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This Is Life by Dan Rhodes

By Dan Rhodes

This is Life is a lacking child secret and an enchanted Parisian event. Hand in hand with lovely heroine Aurélie Renard, you'll discover existence as you've by no means obvious it ahead of, notice the main to nice artwork, witness the real expense of affection, and find out how some of these issues could be managed through the in-breath of a cormorant. Chock-full of captivating characters and hilarious set-pieces this can be a highly stress-free novel that would make you spot existence anew.

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Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard

By Elmore Leonard

“Leonard promises a certifiable masterpiece of such twisted ingenuity that he transcends even his personal undesirable self….Tishomingo Blues is that good.”
Baltimore Sun
 
Crime fiction Grand grasp Elmore Leonard heads to the Deep South for a bracing dose of Tishomingo Blues—a wild, Leonard-esque experience that includes gamblers, mobsters, murderers, excessive divers, and Civil warfare re-enactors that the New York occasions publication evaluation calls, “Leonard’s top paintings in view that Get Shorty.” glowing with trademark “Dutch” Leonard discussion so sharp it might probably reduce you, Tishomingo Blues is vintage secret, mayhem, and gritty noir enjoyable from “the coolest, preferred mystery author in America” (Chicago Tribune).

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How To Get Into the Twin Palms by Karolina Waclawiak

By Karolina Waclawiak

"A taut debut... that moves with the creeping suddenness of a broom fire."
-Publishers Weekly

Waclawiaktakes the immigrant novel and spins it on its head. an outstanding addition to 1.5 new release literature, superbly written, humorous and touching."
-Gary Shteyngart

How to Get Into the dual Palms is the tale of Anya, a tender girl dwelling on my own in a Russian local in la, who struggles to continue her parents' Polish tradition whereas attempting to assimilate into her newly followed community.

Anya stalks the close by dual arms nightclub, the head of exclusivity within the Russian group. determined not just to achieve front into the membership yet to belong there, Anya starts off a dangerous pursuit for Lev, a Russian gangster who frequents the possible impenetrable global of the dual Palms.

Karolina Waclawiak received her MFA in Fiction from Columbia collage. She is Deputy Editor of The Believer and lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel by James Salter

By James Salter

"As approximately ideal as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds expense (The long island Times) defined this vintage that has been a favourite of readers, either the following and in Europe, for nearly 40 years. Set in provincial France within the Nineteen Sixties, it's the intensely carnal story--part stunning truth, half feverish dream --of a love affair among a footloose Yale dropout and a tender French woman. there's the obvious and the unseen--and pages that burn with a unprecedented intensity.

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Treasure (Dirk Pitt, Book 9) by Clive Cussler

By Clive Cussler

THE valuable SPLENDORS OF A misplaced CIVILIZATION . . .
AN old send present in GREENLAND ’S FROZEN WASTE LANDS . . .
 
A SCHEME that may PLUNGE the realm INTO BLOODY CHAOS !
Charts of misplaced gold . . . breathtaking paintings and infrequent volumes . . . maps of hidden oil and mineral deposits that may switch the stability of energy on the earth. DIRK PITT ® discovers a mystery path to the treasures of Alexandria—and is plunged right into a brutal conspiracy for overall domination of the globe. Zealots threaten to unseat the govt of Egypt and Mexico, exposing the US to invasion and financial cave in. From East to West, anarchists are achieving their lethal tentacles into the very middle of the USA. Now Pitt is up opposed to the main feared murderer recognized to guy. a global band of terrorists is making its play for energy at the excessive seas— and Pitt is the one guy alive who can cease them.

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Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel

By Susanna Daniel

While Georgia returns to her place of birth of Miami, her baby son and husband in tow, she is hoping for a clean commence. they've got left Illinois trailing scandal and unhappiness of their wake: Graham's sleep problem has rate him his tenure at Northwestern; Georgia's collage advising enterprise has long gone stomach up; and three-year previous Frankie isn't any longer conversing. Miami feels emptier with out Georgia's mom, who died 5 years past, yet her father and stepmother supply a hot welcome-as good as a slip for the dilapidated houseboat Georgia and Graham have selected to name domestic. And a place learning severe climate styles at a prestigious marine examine facility bargains Graham a certified moment chance.

When Georgia takes a role as an errand runner for an artist who lives on my own in the midst of Biscayne Bay, she's shocked to discover her existence adjustments dramatically. Time spent with the serious hermit at his remoted domestic can help Frankie achieve the braveness to talk, it sort of feels. And it could actually aid Georgia reconcile the lady she was once with the lady she has become.

But whilst Graham leaves to paintings on a boat in typhoon Alley and the reality in the back of Frankie's mutism is exposed, the family's demanding situations go back, extra complex than prior to. overdue that summer season, as a typhoon bears down on South Florida, Georgia needs to face the truth that her offerings have placed her merely baby in grave danger.

Sea Creatures is a spell binding exploration of the excessive stakes of marriage and parenthood, the tale of a girl getting into her personal as a mom, pressured to choose from her marriage, her baby, and the potential for new love.

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150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures by Kate Rockland

By Kate Rockland

A smartly-written novel of 2 ladies beginning at contrary ends of the scale--and discovering compromise and friendship of their trip in the direction of a hundred and fifty pounds

In the quick paced lifetime of running a blog, ladies stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and brilliant. either have over 5 million dependable readers. either are hungry for achievement. however the similarities cease there.

With over a hundred kilos at the scale isolating them, weight isn't their purely distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the single one that can stand her corporation is her homosexual ally Billy. She offers neurotic New Yorkers a run for his or her funds together with her strict day-by-day work out regimen, and weighing of nutrients. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. residing in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is an individual who “collects friends,” as her mom places it; and treasures a lifetime of increasing circles...and waistlines.
When either seem as panelists on a favored speak exhibit, their lives intersect in methods neither may have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and commonplace to any lady who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana detect they've got way more in universal than both can have potentially imagined, and extra importantly, anything to provide.

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Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under by Barbara S. Stewart

By Barbara S. Stewart

A reunion after 20 years and also you notice that folks switch, in lots of ways… yet do they honestly? Amanda Pierson is a forty-something self sufficient girl. She’s beautiful, strong-willed, and shrewdpermanent; a enterprise girl who's reliable at what she does, and will get what she wishes. She’s on a direction that works, content material to keep on with the place it leads… a visit again to her fatherland to go to a chum alterations her course, whilst immediately a ‘cowboy’ named Brian motives chaos within the existence she suggestion she sought after. She travels down memory-lane remembering the nice, the undesirable, and the gruesome, to work out the place her center leads, and unearths dust street leads her domestic.

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L'ultima indagine by Alessandro Maurizi

By Alessandro Maurizi

Trasferito in un commissariato della Capitale, l’assistente della Polizia di Stato Marco Alfieri viene accolto da una città affascinante, maestosa ma contraddittoria. Alla Polizia spetta il compito di a long way rispettare l. a. legge e smascherare gli autori di gesti efferati, a Marco Alfieri l’onere di sbrogliare una brutta storia che ancora grava sul suo cuore. L’ultima indagine è un giallo appassionante che scava nei segreti di delitti irrisolti: guerra, terrorismo, gelosia, ma anche un doppio gioco, sporco e pericoloso.

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