Book Title: Yes Means Yes: A Novel
Author: Steven M. Wells
Genre: Crime and Suspense
A young woman’s quest for justice on behalf of her friend forms the backbone of this compelling novel by author Steven M. Wells. One night, graduate student Katie Russell overhears sounds of a violent struggle in her friend Ava’s apartment, which is situated one floor above her own. Rushing to her friend’s aid, she discovers a disturbing scene where an unconscious Ava is lying naked and unconscious in bed.
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Author name: Diamante Lavendar
Name of the book: Poetry and Ponderings
Genre of the book: Poetry, Nonfiction, Inspirational
Book synopsis: In this rare collection of nonfiction Christian poetry and prose based on real life experiences, Diamante Lavendar, a victim of abuse, shows the reader the raw emotions of pain, hate, and denial that occur before a victim of abuse can find a way to heal from the pains of assault.
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Title: The Kitchen Paraphernalia Handbook: Hundreds of Substitutions for Common and Uncommon Utensils, Gadgets, Tools, and Techniques
Author: Jean B. MacLeod
Do you battle with a too-small kitchen that simply cannot accommodate all the cooking tools and utensils recommended by celebrity chefs? Or maybe you prefer a minimalist lifestyle and you are looking for ways to achieve that without giving up gourmet meals. If so, then The Kitchen Paraphernalia Handbook: Hundreds of Substitutions for Common and Uncommon Utensils, Gadgets, Tools, and Techniques, by Jean B. MacLeod, offers the perfect resource for you.
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Title: Atlanta Stories: Fables of the New South
Author: G. M. Lupo
Genre: Contemporary fiction / short stories
Atlanta Stories features seven short stories of people whose journeys take them to Atlanta. The characters are diverse–ranging from a young girl with echolalia to a woman who lost the use of her legs when a drunk driver hit her–and their stories are just as different and interesting. While the characters face their share of heartache, their stories are also tales of redemption, although not all that simple.
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Title: Vernon Fix
Author: Peter P. Sellers
Genre: Thriller / Suspense / Crime
Michael Butler has harness racing in his blood. His parents fell in love during racing season and his father dedicated his life to driving until his name was wrongly slandered, ending his career. Now, it’s Michael’s time to avenge his family legacy, and when he discovers his new neighbors have close ties to Carlton DeVeb, the man who ruined his father’s career, he does everything he can to see DeVeb’s demise.
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Title: Freetown: The Life and Death of Cassidy Parrish
Author: J. T. Riggen
Genre: Thriller / Short Story
This short story introduces readers to the world of Freetown, a corrupt mega-city run by a group of tribal leaders and Italian Mafia. In Freetown, wolves rule and the sheep are left to suffer, unless they disguise themselves as wolves and fight back.
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Book: The Girl in The Tower (Winternight Trilogy)
Author: Katherine Arden
Publishing Date: 25th Jan 2018
No. of Pages: 363
Goodreads Summary: Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to live in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods.
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Book Title: The Secret Keeper
Author: Jane Alvey Harris
Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary Realism / Fantasy
The Secret Keeper is the second book in the My Myth trilogy. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Emily Alvey, who was sexually abused by her own father when she was only seven years old.
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Novel titles are seldom as apt as Tom Ward’s Fires, which follows Guy, a firefighter in a town dominated by its vast steelworks, and Nathan and his friends, teenage arsonists whose lives are otherwise foreclosed by poverty, corruption and ‘the system’. Guy and Nathan’s paths eventually cross in expected and unexpected ways – most of them fiery – in an intermittently compelling narrative suffused with anger and loss.
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Title: Hoagie & Katie
Author: Rio Koviak
Hoagie & Katie is a KidLit story of an adventure that plays out between two lost animals, a hamster and a capybara. Hoagie, a domesticated hamster, and a wild and free capybara named Katie journey through the waterways and wildness of the jungle in search of Katie’s family.
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