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    Readers' Café



    New for November 2014 in the Readers' Cafe:

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    As Far As The Eye Can See - Bausch, Robert
    ISBN: 9781620402597
    Publication Date: Nov 2014
    Bobby Hale is a Union veteran several times over. After the war, he sets his sights on California, but only makes it to Montana. As he stumbles around the West, from the Wyoming Territory to the Black Hills of the Dakotas, he finds meaning in the people he meets--settlers and native people--and the violent history he both participates in and witnesses.

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    Treat Us Like Dogs And We Will Become Wolves - Chute, Carolyn
    ISBN: 9780802119452
    Publication Date: Nov 2014
    When journalist Ivy Morelli sets out to investigate the mysterious leader of the nearby homeschool, known as "The Prophet," she is drawn into the life of his self-sufficient countercultural community called the Settlement.

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    Mystery in White - Farjeon, J. Jefferson
    ISBN: 9780712357708
    Publication Date: Nov 2014
    A snowbound train should be a safe, if slightly inconvenient, place to spend Christmas, no? Not in Mystery in White : Death, it turns out, is a passenger on this run, and as passengers begin to fear, and some make a bid for escape, J. Jefferson Farjeon keeps ratcheting up the tension, holding readers in his grip until the surprising conclusion.

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    Dreamer's Pool - Marillier, Juliet
    ISBN: 9780451466990
    Publication Date: Nov 2014
    In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help.

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    Baghdad Fixer - Prusher, Ilene
    ISBN: 9781905559473
    Publication Date: Nov 2014
    An American journalist in Iraq and her fixer struggle for the truth in a place where truth is now a victim. Nabil al-Amari is an English teacher in Baghdad, in Saddam's Iraq, when a chance encounter with Samara "Sam" Katchens, an American journalist covering the war, changes his life forever. It is April 2003 and American and British forces have recently invaded Iraq. Sam is ambitious, cynical, and determined. Nabil is both fascinated and bewildered by her, and he likes to show her things she doesn't notice in her rush to cover the news.

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    The Paris Winter - Robertson, Imogen
    ISBN: 9781250051837
    Publication Date: Nov 2014
    GoghMaud Heighton came to Lafond's famous Academie to paint, and to flee the constraints of her small English town. It took all her courage to escape, but Paris, she quickly realizes, is no place for a light purse. While her fellow students enjoy the dazzling decadence of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, she stumbles upon an opportunity when Christian Morel engages her as a live-in companion to his beautiful young sister, Sylvie.

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    Citizen's Creek - Tademy, Lalita
    ISBN: 9781476753034
    Publication Date: Nov 2014
    An evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.

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    The Heart Does Not Grow Back - Venturini, Fred
    ISBN: 9781250052216
    Publication Date: Nov 2014
    Dale Sampson, the narrator of Venturini's debut, is an awkward, smalltown Illinois teen obsessed with Regina, a popular girl who is out of his league. Despite the urging of his best friend, local baseball star Mack, Dale won't let go of his infatuation. But when Dale is critically injured defending Regina from her sadistic boyfriend, Clint, Dale learns he has an ability far beyond the average teen: his limbs and organs regenerate. What follows is Dale's years-long struggle to cope both with the loss of Regina, who was killed in Clint's attack, and with the responsibility he feels regarding his newfound power.


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    The Look of Love - Jio, Sarah
    ISBN: 9780142180532
    Publication Date: Nov 2014
    Born during a Christmas blizzard, Jane Williams receives a rare gift: the ability to see true love. Jane has emerged from an ailing childhood a lonely, hopeless romantic when, on her twenty-ninth birthday, a mysterious greeting card arrives from the midwife who delivered her, specifying that Jane must identify the six types of love before the full moon following her thirtieth birthday, or face grave consequences.


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