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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Nov 5, 2018 King, Stephen, 1947-
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Sep 22, 2017 Grossman, Lev
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As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. After graduating from college and being admitted into a highly exclusive, secret society of magic in upstate New York, he makes a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. But the land of Quentin's fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined for his childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth...
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Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Literary, Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Fantasy -- Magic &...
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- Tomine, Adrian, 1974-
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A graphic novel in which Ben Tanaka tries to salvage his failing long-term relationship with Miko Hayashi, who suspects Ben is more attracted to white women, an accusation that cause their personal and political problems to reach a boiling point
Topics: Comics & Graphic Novels -- Graphic Novels, Comics & Graphic Novels -- Publishers -- Drawn...
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- Winspear, Jacqueline, 1955-
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Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Mystery & Thrillers -- Mystery --...
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Includes excerpt (p. [180]-185) from A daughter's trust by Tara Taylor Quinn
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Billionaires, Infants
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"She'll be his perfect wife ... Preoccupied with fighting Napoleon and making love to his mistress, Brian Ranson has ignored his wife since their wedding. But now that he's become the Earl of Wright, he's ready to fetch his bride back to London. He's shocked to find she's become a bold, beautiful woman, exactly the kind he lusts after ... and she wants nothing to do with him. Gillian, Lady Wright, is desperate to seize the love she's been denied ... but not with her rakish husband! So she...
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Romance -- Historical, Man-woman...
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- Ying Chang Compestine
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Topics: Ghosts -- Fiction, Cookery, Chinese -- Fiction, Family life -- China -- Fiction, Short stories,...
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- Carlyle, Liz; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Lady Phaedra Northampton is a proper English miss--but burdened by a dark secret. She's buried her shame in running her wealthy brother Lord Nash's household while hiding behind a sharp wit and dull wardrobe...until a reckless village maid's disappearance pulls her into London's seedy underworld. A former mercenary and jaded spy-for-hire, Tristan Talbot, Lord Avoncliffe, now does little, and manages to do it scandalously. Though Tristan's an out-and-out rogue, when his dying father begs...
Topics: Mercenary troops, Man-woman relationships
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- Riordan, Rick
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The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's sixteenth birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos in his advance on New York City, while the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster, Typhon
Topics: Mythology, Greek, Fate and fatalism, Monsters, Animals, Mythical, Titans (Mythology), Jackson,...
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- Feehan, Christine
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Includes excerpt: Hidden currents (p. [447]-465)
Topics: Rich people, Nannies, Interpersonal attraction
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- Cornick, Nicola
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"Courting scandal since girlhood, free-spirited Lady Elizabeth Scarlet vows there is just one way to save her childhood friend from a loveless marriage: to kidnap him! But Nathaniel is furious. So angry that he challenges her to take their assignation to its natural conclusion and seduce him. When her inexperienced attempt flares into intense passion, Lizzie is ruined...and hopelessly, unexpectedly, in love with Nathaniel, the Earl of Waterhouse. Now the wild and willful Lizzie must...
Topics: Marriage, Seduction, Man-woman relationships
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Topics: Video games, Video game characters, Video game tie-ins, Military science fiction, Space, Halo...
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- Sanderson, Brandon
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Topics: Sisters, Princesses, Gods, Magic, Imaginary places
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- Fungo, Gianluigi; Babboni, Mirko
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Translation by Nanette McGuinness
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Action & Adventure, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
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- Sands, Lynsay
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When the heroine gets in the way of someone trying to kill the hero, he must make her a vampire to save her life. Then he must teach her to love the night ... and him!
Topics: Vampires, Coroners, Paranormal romance, Love stories, Coroners, Vampires
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- Long, Julie-Anne
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English war hero Captain Chase Eversea reencounters Rosalind, the headstrong woman, now reformed, with whom he committed one of the biggest indiscretions of his past, when she enlists his aid in searching for her missing sister
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Romance -- Historical, Heroes, Missing...
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- Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- author
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FBI Special Agent Mark Andrews races to stop a conspiracy that extends to the highest reaches of power
Topics: Women presidents, Presidents, Presidents, Presidents, Presidents, Women presidents, Women...
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- Galloway, Steven, 1975-
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Originally published: 2008
Topics: Cellists, Snipers, Cellists, Snipers
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- Perry, Kate, 1972-; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Accidental thievery pushes Carrie Woods and Maximillian Prescott together, in this action-packed second installment of Perry's sexy Guardians of Destiny series
Topics: Bodyguards, Man-woman relationships
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- Adrian, Lara; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Dell paranormal romance"--spine
Topics: Vampires, Psychics, Man-woman relationships
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Second in a series on the mighty Mongol conqueror who sets out to unify an entire continent under his rule. In this volume, he sets his sights on Yenking (modern day Beijing, China). Follows "Genghis : birth of an empire" ; continued by "Genghis : bones of the hills."
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Literature & Fiction -- World...
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- Traviss, Karen, author
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"The Jedi have been decimated in the Great Purge, and the Republic has fallen. Now the former Republic Commandos--the galaxy's finest special forces troops, cloned from Jango Fett--find themselves on opposing sides and in very different armor. Some have deserted and fled to Mandalone with the mercenaries, renegade clone troopers, and rogue Jedi who make up Kal Skirata's ragtag resistance to Imperial occupation. Others--including men from Delta and Omega squads--now serve as Imperial...
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Movie Tie-Ins, Science Fiction & Fantasy --...
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- Shalvis, Jill
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Includes preview of Perfect game
Topics: Baseball players, Sports injuries, Man-woman relationships
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- Berry, Steve, 1955-
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Mode of access: Internet
Topics: Malone, Cotton (Fictitious character), Antiquarian booksellers, Submarine disasters
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- Livingston, Gordon (Gordon Livingston)
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Title from eBook information screen
Topics: Nonfiction, Self-Improvement
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- Eason, Lynette
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"A devastating lie. She'd been told her fiancé died in a military training accident, but Gina Santino's gut told her otherwise. Still, she never imagined his killers would come after her. Now she is dodging bullets and running for her own life, not sure who to trust. Her fiancé had left specific instructions for her to contact fellow U.S. Army Ranger Ian Masterson should anything happen to him. But how could she trust a man who abandoned his team years ago? With no other choice, Gina...
Topics: United States. Army, Widows, Murder, Man-woman relationships, Man-woman relationships, Man-woman...
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Includes Reader's group guide
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Nefertari, Queen, consort of Ramses II,...
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- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
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Topics: Paranormal fiction, Juvenile fiction, Vampires
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- Rick Riordan
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Topics: Mythology, Greek -- Fiction, Monsters -- Fiction, Animals, Mythical -- Fiction, Camps -- Fiction
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Lawyer Penn Cage goes up against a mix of murder, racial tension, double-crosses, illicit sex ... and all of the ensuing violent consequences in the kudzu-strangled, snake- rat- and armadillo-infested hole of the Devil's Punchbowl
Topics: Murder, Gambling and crime, Wilderness areas, Gambling and crime, Murder, Race relations,...
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- Dossie Easton
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Topics: Non-monogamous relationships -- United States, Free love -- United States, Sexual ethics -- United...
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Topics: Demoniac possession -- Fiction, Haunted houses -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction,...
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Originally published: New York : HarperTrophy, 2005, c2004. 1st HarperTrophy ed
Topics: American fiction, High schools, Interpersonal relations, Conduct of life, Actors
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- Phillips, Carly
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Includes excerpt from author's "Lucky Break" (p. [369]-377)
Topics: Romance -- Contemporary, Swindlers and swindling, Marriage, Man-woman relationships
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- Cornick, Nicola; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Catriona is doing her best to resist the skillful seduction of the scandalous heir to the Earl of Strathconan. But kidnapped and shipwrecked with only this rake as company, her adventure has just begun."--p.[4] of cover
Topics: Aristocracy (Social class), Man-woman relationships, Abduction, Shipwreck victims
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- King, Stephen, 1947-
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Originally published: New York : Scribner, 2008
Topic: Horror fiction
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- Fungo, Gianluigi; Babboni, Mirko
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Translation by Nanette McGuinness
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Action & Adventure, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
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- Patterson, James, 1947-
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The first book in the Alex Cross series
Topics: Cross, Alex (Fictitious character), Police, African American police, Police psychologists, Private...
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- Foster, Lori, 1958-; Foster, Lori, 1958- Outrageous; Foster, Lori, 1958- Riley
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Outrageous, copyright 1997 ; Riley, copyright 2003
Topics: Romance -- Contemporary, Undercover operations, Self-defense, Man-woman relationships
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- Dooly, Paige Winship
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Topic: Women physicians
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- Hake, Kelly Eileen
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"A volatile feud. Opal Speck knows good and well that the longstanding feud between her family and the Grogans makes for volatile relations. So when Adam Grogan--the man who saved her life two years ago--comes chasing after a stray cow on Speck property, there's no way her family will forgive him for tresspassin'. A desperate declaration. Determined to keep bloodshed at bay, Opal blurts out the one declaration she knows will stop them in their tracks: Adam's the father of her unborn child!...
Topic: Marriage
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- Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
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Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2004
Topics: Sisters, Leukemia, Parent and child, Leukemia, Parent and child, Sisters
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"Poppy."
Topics: Friendship, Cliques (Sociology), Charity, Conduct of life, Middle schools, Schools
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- Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Leadership
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- Jones, Annie, 1957-
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Includes discussion questions
Topics: Widows, Single mothers, Small cities
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- Anderson, Laurie Halse
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Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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- Deborah Cooke
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Topic: Metamorphosis -- Fiction
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"A Chief Inspector Gamache novel"--Cover
Topics: Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character), Police, Murder, Resorts, Gamache, Armand (Fictitious...
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Topics: Young women -- Fiction, Shopping -- Fiction, Debt -- Fiction, Bloomwood, Becky (Fictitious...
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Includes excerpt from the author's The scandals of an innocent
Topics: Taxation, Marriage, Man-woman relationships, Love stories, Historical fiction, Taxation, Love...
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- Hernandez, Treasure
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"Malek Johnson is the best B-baller Flint's projects have ever produced. He's on his way to the University of Michigan, but all the NBA scouts say he's destined for the pros"--Page 4 of cover
Topics: African Americans, Basketball players, Urban fiction
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Topics: Princesses, Gardeners
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- Moning, Karen Marie
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Reprint of original ed. with preview of author's next work in the Fever series: Faefever
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Romance -- Historical
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Brain, Brain
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- Joyce, Brenda
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Virginia Hughes is determined to rebuild her homeplace. She sails to England alone, hoping to convince her uncle to lend her the funds. Instead she finds herself kidnapped by the notorious Devlin O'Neill
Topic: Pirates
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"Dillinger Kent is getting ready for a lonely Christmas on his Texas ranch. All that changes the night the widowed gunslinger hears an infant's wails...and is swept into a time and town definitely not his own. After ditching her fiance at the altar, Auburn McGinnis is on the run, trying to figure out how to hold on to her family's perfume company. ... " --p. [4] of cover
Topics: Ranch life, Time travel, Man-woman relationships
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- Leonard, Tina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Topic: Cowboys
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When her friend Sue asks her to help plan her daughter's wedding to Internet millionaire Ron Davitz, Lucy Stone gladly offers her assistance, but is confronted with murder when the groom is found floating next to his yacht
Topics: Stone, Lucy (Fictitious character), Women detectives, Women, Stone, Lucy (Fictitious character),...
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- Cullen, David, 1961-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-403) and index
Topics: Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.), Littleton (Colo.), Columbine High School Massacre,...
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- Barkley, Brad; Hepler, Heather
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A Junior Library Guild selection
Topics: Summer employment, Romance fiction, Love, Romance-language fiction, Romance-language fiction,...
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- Sapkowski, Andrzej; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Sequel to:The last wish
Topics: Assassins, Fantasy fiction, Polish
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- Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974
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"Historical romance"--Spine
Topics: Missing persons, Abandoned children, Man-woman relationships
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- Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-
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Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours. It seems like a sick joke, and Bill's...
Topics: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers -- Authors, A-Z -- ( K ) -- Koontz, Dean, Mystery...
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- Banks, Maya; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Silhouette Desire, #1960"--Spine
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Pregnancy, Marriage
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- Raybourn, Deanna
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Sequel to: Silent in the sanctuary
Topics: Private investigators, Upper class
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Topic: Sexual dominance and submission -- Fiction
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- Miller, Linda Lael; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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The town librarian, Kristy Madison, is speechless when Dylan Creed turns up for story time with a toddler in tow. The man who'd left a string of broken hearts is back, and she's determined to tame his wild ways once and for all
Topics: Cowboys, Ranch life, Single fathers, Women librarians
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Reprint. Originally published: 2007
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Wealth, High schools, Schools, Wealth, High schools, Schools
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-294) and index
Topics: Problem children, Behavior disorders in children, Behavior modification
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- Leonard, Tina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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