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    New for October 2014 in the Readers' Cafe:

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    Burn for Me - Andrews, Ilona
    ISBN: 9780062289230
    Publication Date: Oct 2014
    Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career--a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation. Nevada isn't sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire. Then she's kidnapped by Connor "Mad" Rogan--a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run and wanting to surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

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    Malice - Higashino, Keigo
    ISBN: 9781250035608
    Publication Date: Oct 2014
    Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he's planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems.

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    Ruth's Journey - McCaig, Donald
    ISBN: 9781451643534
    Publication Date: Oct 2014
    Authorized by the Margaret Mitchell Estate, here is the first-ever prequel to one of the most beloved and bestselling novels of all time, Gone with the Wind . The critically acclaimed author of Rhett Butler's People magnificently recounts the life of Mammy, one of literature's greatest supporting characters, from her days as a slave girl to the outbreak of the Civil War.

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    Full Measure - Parker, T. Jefferson
    ISBN: 9781250052001
    Publication Date: Oct 2014
    After completing a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Patrick Norris returns home to the foothills above San Diego to start a new life. Patrick buys a boat, which he plans to use to start a recreational fishing business, but before he can launch his venture, his family's avocado farm is destroyed by a massive wildfire. Consequently, Patrick returns to help his family rebuild their farm. As he reconnects with his community, he falls in love with Iris. Also competing for Patrick's attention is his brother Ted, who could not serve in the military and seeks to prove himself to his family. Unfortunately, Ted's actions continuously endanger himself, his family, and his community because of his connection to members of a white supremacist group. Ted's decisions force Patrick to make a difficult choice to salvage his family's honor.

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    Pegasus - Steel, Danielle
    ISBN: 9780345530974
    Publication Date: Oct 2014
    Fleeing the Nazi's, who are destroying his homeland, Nicholas von Bing and his young sons begin a new life in America with nothing more than the eight purebred horses, two of them magnificent Lipizzaners, they manage to bring out with them.

     

    October Featured Title

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    Eagle Talons - Murphy, Robert Lee
    ISBN: 9781432828769
    Publication Date: Oct 2014
    Will Braddock doesn't want to be forced into an unwanted blacksmith apprenticeship. The newly orphaned fourteen-year-old embarks upon a quest to determine his own destiny. He heads west to seek work on the first transcontinental railroad. Will learns to rely upon himself to achieve his goal. He constantly battles a young Irish thug who is determined to kill him. A mixed-blood Cheyenne youth, whom he saves from quicksand, gives Will two eagle talons from his amulet in thanks. The talons save Will's life, and though not magical, he's convinced they are lucky. When a feisty young lady he has befriended is kidnapped by the Indians, and the Army refuses to send troops, Will decides to risk his own future to free her from captivity.

     

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