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Four Fires
Four Fires
by Bryce Courtenay
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The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The... (read more)

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Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans
Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans
by W. Bruce Cameron
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After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their... (read more)

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The Precipice
The Precipice
by Virginia Duigan
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A psychological literary thriller from the author of The Biographer, where one woman's suspicions threaten to tear a family apart Thea Farmer, 77, a reclusive and difficult retired school principal, lives in isolation with her dog in the Blue... (read more)

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The Valley of the Vines (Large Print)
The Valley of the Vines (Large Print)
by Mark Neilson
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Sophie Hargreaves tries to repair her shattered family by buying a rundown vineyard in Piedmont in the hopes of bringing everyone together again. Sadly, her attempt fails, leaving her struggling to bring in the grape harvest on her own before she faces... (read more)

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Fragile Beasts (Playaway Adult Fiction)
Fragile Beasts (Playaway Adult Fiction)
by Tawni O'dell
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When their hard-drinking but loving father dies in a car accident, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. But in a... (read more)

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Little Giant of Aberdeen County
Little Giant of Aberdeen County
by Tiffany Baker
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Since she was born, Truly has suffered constant abuse and humiliation for her enormous size. But when her beautiful sister, Serena Jane, attracts a ruthless suitor, both their destinies change forever.... (read more)

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The Road to the Sea
The Road to the Sea
by Ciara Hegarty
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Tender and unblinking, this exquisite debut novel is a paean to the lost landscapes and communities of Ireland, and a meditation on the responsibilities of parentsIt is the late 1940s in rural Ireland, and Kathleen Steele has been... (read more)

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The Butterfly's Daughter
The Butterfly's Daughter
by Mary Alice Monroe
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The legend of las mariposas ? the beautiful monarch butterflies that every year fly more than two thousand miles on fragile wings to return to their winter home in Mexico ? is Luz Avila's birthright. She learned of their ways and their mystical powers... (read more)

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Last Light Over Carolina
Last Light Over Carolina
by Mary Alice Monroe
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Every woman in the lowcountry knows the unspoken fear that clutches the heart every time her man sets out to sea. Now, that fear has become a terrible reality for Carolina Morrison. Her husband, shrimp boat captain Bud Morrison, the only man she's ever... (read more)

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The Virgin in the Treehouse
The Virgin in the Treehouse
by Willemien De Villiers
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A South African novel that involves distinctive personalities—a woman who lives in a tree house and awaits immaculate conception, a failed artist whose deepest desires are only revealed to her in forgotten dreams, a wise woman who lives in a red car,... (read more)

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Suspicious Minds
Suspicious Minds
by Mary Larkin
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To her neighbors in Belfast, Maura Brady looks like she has it all—an attractive husband, a comfortable home, and a gorgeous little boy, Danny. But behind closed doors, things are far from idyllic. Maura has long harbored doubts that her husband... (read more)

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Twenty Thousand Saints
Twenty Thousand Saints
by Fflur Dafydd
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Archaeologist Deian returns to the island of his childhood, where his mother disappeared without a trace. Sister Viv, closet heretic and host of the annual conference of hermits, has erected a gold plaque in her memory, declaring her official sainthood... (read more)

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Ghosts of El Grullo
Ghosts of El Grullo
by Patricia Santana
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A sequel to Santana's acclaimed Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility, Ghosts of El Grullo follows Yolanda Sahagún as she struggles to find her place in her family and the world.... (read more)

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The Valley
The Valley
by Di Morrissey
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The valley is nestled between rugged peaks, divided by a magnificent river. Within its peaceful green contours are held the secrets of generations of tribes, families and loners who have come under its spell. But some secrets are never shared, never told.... (read more)

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Beachcombers
Beachcombers
by Nancy Thayer
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Abbie Fox hasn't seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two years, during which time she has jetted around the world and experienced life, if not love. But now Lily, the baby of the family, is sending Abbie urgent e-mails begging her to... (read more)

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A Father's Affair
A Father's Affair
by Karel Van Loon
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On a worldwide average, one out of every 10 children is not sired by the man generally assumed to be its father. This figure applies in equal measure to the industralized West. Armin—pronounced sterile at the outset of this gripping novel—... (read more)

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Clematis Tree
Clematis Tree
by Ann Widdecombe
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The debut novel by this Tory MP will now be available in B format. It's set in London, Surrey and Portugal, and focuses on how a family cope after the death of their son. It received widespread review coverage on its initial publication in hardback, and... (read more)

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Purple Roads
Purple Roads
by Fleur Mcdonald
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Anna and Matt Butler were childhood sweethearts with a dream of owning their own land, a dream they achieved through hard work and determination. But as the seasons conspire against them and Matt is involved in a terrible accident, the couple face... (read more)

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Roam: A Novel with Music
Roam: A Novel with Music
by Alan Lazar
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They say you never forget your first love... Born under a sparkling crescent moon, Nelson is a bright-eyed, inquisitive half beagle, half poodle. He lives with Katey and Don, newlyweds whose marriage is straining under the pressures of domesticity, but... (read more)

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Strangers at the Feast (Playaway Adult Fiction)
Strangers at the Feast (Playaway Adult Fiction)
by Jennifer Vanderbes
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The critically acclaimed author of Easter Island delivers a gripping, complex, and satisfying drama that unfolds over the course of Thanksgiving Day as two families are connected by a horrific crime.... (read more)

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