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Better off dead

Better off dead

Child, Lee, author
2021

Jack Reacher is heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun, when he comes across a Jeep crashed into the only tree for miles around-- a woman slumped over the wheel. Michaela Fendon, an army veteran turned FBI agent, has been trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up Dendoncker and his dangerous people. Reacher offers to help, but taking on Dendoncker may be the riskiest job of his life. It's the kind of game in which the loser is always better off dead.

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Disturbing the dead

Disturbing the dead

Armstrong, Kelley, author
2024

Modern-day homicide detective Mallory Atkinson likes her job as assistant to undertaker/medical examiner Dr. Duncan Gray, and is developing true friends - and feelings - in this Victorian century. So, understanding the Victorian fascination with death, Mallory isn't that surprised when she and her friends are invited to a mummy unwrapping at the home of Sir Alastair Christie. When their host is missing when it comes time to unwrap the mummy, Gray and Mallory are asked to step in. And upon closer inspection, it's not a mummy they've unwrapped, but a much more modern body.

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The emotional lives of teenagers : raising connected, capable, and compassionate adolescents

The emotional lives of teenagers : raising connected, capable, and compassionate adolescents

Damour, Lisa, 1970- author
2023

"In teenagers, powerful emotions are the rule, not the exception. Unfortunately, many of today's parents now regard their teens' negative feelings as disruptive, dangerous, or diagnosable, thanks to the rise of the wellness industry and the widespread use of psychotropic drugs. To make matters worse, the global pandemic, academic pressure, social media stress, and a bleak environmental future have left today's teenagers feeling overwhelmed. Parents who read this book will learn: a teenager's mental health isn't just about "feeling good," it's about having the appropriate feelings at the appropriate time; strategies to keep teens from being overwhelmed by their emotions, so that kids aren't at the mercy of their moods; how to connect with their teens to facilitate open, honest conversations; how to deal with their teens' arguments, risk taking, romance, friendships, social media, and much more. With concrete, relatable explanations embedded in vibrant, real-life anecdotes, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers gives parents the science-based information they need to guide their teens through a challenging developmental phase during challenging times"-- Provided by publisher.

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Floating hotel

Floating hotel

Curtis, Grace, author.
2024

"Welcome to the Grand Abeona Hotel: home of the finest food, the sweetest service, and the very best views the galaxy has to offer. All year round it moves from planet to planet, system to system, pampering guests across the furthest reaches of the milky way. The last word in sub-orbital luxury and an absolute magnet for intrigue. Intrigues such as: Why are there love poems in the lobby inbox? How many Imperial spies are currently on board? What is the true purpose of the Problem Solvers conference? And perhaps most pertinently, who is driving the ship? Each guest has a secret, every member of staff a universe unto themselves. At the center of these interweaving lives and interlocking mysteries stands Carl, one time stowaway, longtime manager, devoted caretaker to the hotel. Its the love of his life and the only place hes ever called home. But as forces beyond Carls comprehension converge on the Abeona, he has to face one final question: when is it time to let go?"-- Provided by publisher.

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The foghorn echoes

The foghorn echoes

Ramadan, Ahmad Danny, author
2022

Syria, 2003. A blooming romance leads to a tragic accident when Hussam's father catches him acting on his feelings for his best friend, Wassim. Ten years later, Hussam is living an openly gay life in Vancouver. Wassim is living on the streets of Damascus, having abandoned a wife and child and a charade he could no longer keep up. The past continues to reverberate through the present as Hussam and Wassim come face to face with heartache, history, drag queens, border guards, and ghosts both literal and figurative.

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Fruit of the dead : a novel

Fruit of the dead : a novel

Lyon, Rachel, 1983- author.
2024

An electric contemporary reimagining of the myth of Persephone and Demeter is set over the course of one summer on a lush private island and explores addiction and sex, family and independence and who holds the power in a modern underworld.

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The husbands : a novel

The husbands : a novel

Gramazio, Holly, author
2024

One night, Lauren gets home from her best friend's bachelorette party to find a man in her apartment. Stranger yet, the man claims to be her husband - and all the evidence suggests that he's right. As Lauren tries to grapple with this bombshell news, she is even more astounded when the man climbs into the attic to change a lightbulb, and abruptly disappears. In his place, a new man climbs down - claiming to be her husband. Lauren's attic, she slowly realizes, is somehow creating an endless supply of husbands. How do you know when the one you have now is the good enough one, or the wrong one, or the best one?

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I can fix this : and other lies I told myself while parenting my struggling child

I can fix this : and other lies I told myself while parenting my struggling child

Kuzmič, Kristina, author
2024

When Kristina Kuzmič started to see signs that her otherwise sunny, resilient teenage son was struggling, she felt sure that a few simple fixes would right the ship. In this revealing and useful memoir Kristina debunks ten "parenting truths" to show what actually helped for her family. The story of their journey calls to parents who have felt the instinct to say "I can fix this" in situations where love and compassion for their child far exceed their means to help them through the pain, addiction, and mental health strugggles

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James : a novel

James : a novel

Everett, Percival, author
2024

In this reimagining of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," the narrative set pieces remain in place, but Jim's agency, intelligence, and compassion are shown in a radically new light. When the enslaved Jim overhears that he is about to be sold to a man in New Orleans, separated from his wife and daughter forever, he decides to hide on nearby Jackson Island until he can formulate a plan. Meanwhile, Huck Finn has faked his own death to escape his violent father, recently returned to town.

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Lies and weddings : a novel

Lies and weddings : a novel

Kwan, Kevin, author
2024

Rufus Leung Gresham, future Duke of Greshambury and son of a former Hong Kong supermodel has a problem: a gargantuan mountain of debt. The only solution, put forth by Rufus' scheming mother, is for Rufus to attend his sister's wedding at a luxury eco-resort, a veritable who's-who of sultans, barons, and oligarchs, and seduce a woman with money. When a volcanic eruption burns through the nuptials and a hot mic exposes a secret tryst, the Gresham family plans - and their reputation - go up in flames.

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The memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle : a true and exact accounting of the history of Turtle Island, Vol. one

The memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle : a true and exact accounting of the history of Turtle Island, Vol. one

Monkman, Kent, author.
2023

For decades, the singular and provocative paintings by Cree artist Kent Monkman have featured a recurring character - an alter ego of sorts, a shape-shifting, time-travelling elemental being named Miss Chief Eagle Testickle. Though we have glimpsed her across the years, and on countless canvases, it is finally time to hear her story, in her own words. And, in doing so, to hear the whole history of Turtle Island anew. Volume One, which covers the time period from the creation of the universe to the confederation of Canada, follows Miss Chief as she moves through time, from a complex lived experience of Cree cosmology to the arrival of European settlers, many of whom will be familiar to students of history.

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Much ado about Nada : a novel

Much ado about Nada : a novel

Jalaluddin, Uzma, author.
2023

'Much Ado About Nada' is a second-chance romance inspired by Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'. Nada is almost 30, living at home, and still reeling from the betrayal of her business partner. Nada attends a Muslim convention with her friend Haleema, who schemes to set her up with her fiance's brother Baz. But Haleema doesn't know that Nada and Baz have a past that is top secret.

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A not so meet cute

A not so meet cute

Quinn, Meghan, author.
2023


The paradise problem

The paradise problem

Lauren, Christina, author
2024

Anna Green thought she was marrying Liam "West" Weston for access to subsidized family housing while at UCLA. Three years later, Anna is a starving artist living paycheck to paycheck while West is a Stanford professor. Due to an antiquated clause in his grandfather's will, Liam won't see a penny of his inheritance until he's been happily married for five years. Just when Liam thinks he's in the home stretch, pressure mounts from his family to see this mysterious spouse. Liam will have to ask himself if the price tag on his flimsy cover story is worth losing true love that sprouted from a lie.

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A season in Chezgh'un : a novel

A season in Chezgh'un : a novel

McLeod, Darrel J., author
2023

James, a talented and conflicted Cree man, has settled into a comfortable middle-class life in Kitsilano, BC. He is living the life he had once dreamed of, but he chafes at being assimilated into mainstream society, removed from his people and culture. The untimely death of James's mother, his only link to his extended family and community, propels him into a quest to reconnect with his roots. During a single year, James takes solace in the richness of the Dakelh culture all the while fighting to keep his dark side from destroying his life.

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