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The beauty of your face : a novel

The beauty of your face : a novel

Mustafah, Sahar, author.
2020

"A Palestinian American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in this searing debut. A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, The Beauty of Your Face navigates a country growing ever more divided. Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter -- radicalized by the online alt-right -- attacks the school. As Afaf listens to his terrifying progress, we are swept back through her memories: the bigotry she faced as a child, her mother's dreams of returning to Palestine, and the devastating disappearance of her older sister that tore her family apart. Still, there is the sweetness of the music from her father's oud, and the hope and community Afaf finally finds in Islam. The Beauty of Your Face is a profound and poignant exploration of one woman's life in a nation at odds with its ideals." -- Provided by publisher.

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The buy nothing, get everything plan : discover the joy of spending less, sharing more, and living generously

The buy nothing, get everything plan : discover the joy of spending less, sharing more, and living generously

Clark, Liesl, 1966-, author
2020

In the spirit of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning and The Joy of Less, experience the benefits of buying less and sharing more with this accessible 7-step guide to decluttering, saving money, and creating community from the creators of the Buy Nothing Project.

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A delayed life : the true story of the librarian of Auschwitz

A delayed life : the true story of the librarian of Auschwitz

Kraus, Dita, 1929- author
2020

Dita Kraus grew up in Prague in an intellectual, middle-class Jewish family. She went to school, played with her friends, and never thought of herself as being different--until the advent of the Holocaust. Torn from her home, Dita was sent to Auschwitz with her family. From her time in the children's block of Auschwitz to her liberation from the camps and on into her adulthood, Dita's powerful memoir sheds light on an incredible life--one that is delayed no longer.

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A fatal grace

A fatal grace

Penny, Louise
2018

No one liked CC de Poitiers -- not her family, not her lover, not her neighbors in Three Pines. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to investigate CC's sudden death on the day after Christmas, it seems like an impossible murder. How could she have been electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake in the midst of Three Pines annual curling match without anyone seeing a thing? In the beautiful but deadly Quebec winter, Gamache digs for secrets beneath the surface of village life. But something more chilling than the bitter wind is coming for him.

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The Fifth Avenue story society : a novel

The Fifth Avenue story society : a novel

Hauck, Rachel, 1960- author
2020

An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.

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Hope deferred : an Amish romance

Hope deferred : an Amish romance

Byler, Linda, author.
2020

David Stoltzfus and Anna Fisher have been best friends for as long as anyone can remember, but as they approach their teen years their friendship turns into deep attraction. David, however, takes off for Australia on an adventure, leaving Anna to sort through her feelings alone.

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How to follow Jesus : a practical guide to growing your faith

How to follow Jesus : a practical guide to growing your faith

Springer, Craig, author
2020

In How to Follow Jesus, Craig Springer, executive director of Alpha USA, America's most effective evangelism movement, explodes numerous myths surrounding the Christian faith that create unnecessary obstacles to growth and offers them practical, easy-to-implement advice for following Jesus.

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The killer inside

The killer inside

Green, Cass, 1965-
2019

A perfect childhood. You were the golden girl. The apple of your parents' eyes. My beautiful, clever wife. A perfect marriage. I would do anything for you. But some things about me must stay hidden. A perfect liar. One summer afternoon, it all begins to unravel. Because I'm not the only one with terrible secrets to hide. And when the truth comes out, it seems we both have blood on our hands...

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A long bridge home

A long bridge home

Irvin, Kelly, author
2020

After her community in the awe-inspiring Montana mountains is suddenly consumed by a raging wildfire, one young Amish woman finds herself in a new town where she's introduced to the Native culture of the Kootenai people.

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Lost autumn

Lost autumn

MacColl, Mary-Rose, 1961- author
2020

Australia, 1920. Seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright embarks on the voyage of a lifetime when she's chosen to serve on the cross-continent tour of His Royal Highness, the dashing Edward, Prince of Wales. Decades later, Maddie lives in a ramshackle house in Brisbane. When a London journalist struggling with her own romantic entanglements begins asking Maddie questions about her relationship to the famous and reclusive author M.A. Bright, she's taken back to the glamorous days of the royal tour - and to the secrets she has kept for all these years.

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The money tree : a story about finding the fortune in your own backyard

The money tree : a story about finding the fortune in your own backyard

Guillebeau, Chris, author
2020

The Money Tree uses a compelling story with captivating characters to share its core insight: you are never at the mercy of fortune as long as you have an appetite for hard work and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone.

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Organic gardening for everyone : homegrown vegetables made easy (no experience required)

Organic gardening for everyone : homegrown vegetables made easy (no experience required)

CaliKim.
2020

Loaded with practical advice and step-by-step guidance, Organic Gardening for Everyone takes a very personal and friendly approach to a subject that can be intimidating. It is a first-class primer on organic vegetable gardening, and an inspirational story about how anyone can balance the rigors of gardening with the demands of a modern, family-oriented lifestyle.

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Revenge

Revenge

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2020

The shocking death of a young woman former SAS soldier David Shelley once helped protect puts his plans for a safer and more stable existence on hold. When the grieving parents discover that Emma had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution. But his desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from and take them into a war from which there may be no escape.

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The sentence is death

The sentence is death

Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author
2019

"You shouldn't be here. It's too late . . . " These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of successful celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine - a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth 3,000, to be precise. Odd, considering he didn't drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man's many, many enemies did the deed? Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who's really getting rather good at this murder investigation business. But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realizes that these secrets must be exposed - even at the risk of death.

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What we carry : a memoir

What we carry : a memoir

Lang, Maya, author
2020

How much can you judge another woman's choices? What if that woman is your mother? Maya Lang grew up idolizing her brilliant mother, an accomplished psychologist who immigrated to the United States from India, completed her residency and earned an American medical degree--all while nurturing young children and keeping a traditional Indian home. Maya grew up with her mother's stories ringing in her ears, motivating her, encouraging her, offering solace when she needed it. But after Maya moves across the country and becomes a mother herself, everything changes. Their connection, which had once seemed so invulnerable, begins to fray. Maya's mother, once attentive and capable, becomes a grandmother who is cold and distant. As Maya herself confronts the challenges of motherhood, she realizes that the one person on whom she has always relied cannot be there for her. But she does not understand why. Maya begins to reexamine the stories of her childhood in search of answers to her questions about what is happening to her family. Who is her mother, really? Were the stories she told--about life in India, about what it means to be an immigrant in America, about what it means to be a mother--ever really true? Affecting, raw, and poetic, The Woman in the River is one woman's investigation into her mother's past, the myths she believed, the truths she learned, and her realization that being able to accept both myth and reality is what has finally brought her into adulthood. This is the story of a daughter and her mother, of lies and truths, of being cared by and caring for; it is the story of how we can never really grow up until we fully understand the people who raised us.

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Where the forest meets the stars

Where the forest meets the stars

Vanderah, Glendy, author
2019

A mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. When a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin, barefoot and covered in bruises, Joanna enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren't Jo and Gabe checking the missing children's website anymore? Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made.

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Wherever you go

Wherever you go

Peterson, Tracie, author
2019