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 The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry

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London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge. On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar, who is also deeply suspicious of the rumours, but thinks they are a distraction from true faith. As he tries to calm his parishioners, Will and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves at once drawn together and torn apart, affecting each other in ways that surprise them both. The Essex Serpent is a celebration of love, and the many different shapes it can take.


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101. So Far from Home Lost and Found in Our Brave New World (Large Print 16pt) - Margaret J. Wheatley

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We live in a time of increasing polarization and irrationality, like a Tower of Babel with no distinction between fact and opinion, where information no longer changes minds. In cyberspace, we are bombarded with constant distractions and narcissistic self - making activities. Instant judgment and blame have replaced rational thinking. Organizations are bloated by bureaucracy and meaningless measures. Those working for positive change become exhausted, ill, and heartsick as their good work is ignored, underfunded, or attacked.
We need to acknowledge that we're lost in a world far different than we hoped for. We need new maps to navigate our brave new world. In Leadership and the New Science, Wheatley provided encouraging maps for how to design organizations based on living systems' capacity for inclusion, change, and adaptation. But in the twenty years since that book's publication, she's seen that in spite of our best efforts, the world that has emerged is on a destructive trajectory that won't be reversed by our working harder, finding new methods, or forming better networks.
But Wheatley has not written a book to increase our despair. Quite the contrary. Her intention is to inspire us to do our work with greater resolve and energy, using maps that won't mislead us. So Far from Home offers maps of two kinds. Using the newest of the new sciences, Wheatley shows how different dynamics interacted to create this harsh new world. A second kind of map invites us to choose a new role for ourselves as warriors for the human spirit. We develop the skills we need most - insight, bravery, decency, compassion - as we look honestly at this complex, difficult world. Clarity gives us enduring strength to discover our right work and create meaningful lives in this dark time.
So Far from Home is a startlingly honest, profoundly reflective, and yet paradoxically down - to - earth book rooted in the day - to - day experiences we all share but seen with fresh eyes. It is both affirming and provoking, calling us to reexamine our expectations and redefine our role for the work ahead. It is Wheatley's most personal, heartfelt work to date.

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102. The Wine of Solitude - Irene Nemirovsky

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Explores the troubled relationship between a young girl, her self-absorbed mother & her mother's lover, Max. This title follows the family through the Great War & the Russian Revolution as the young Helene grows into an angry young woman.

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103. Don't Put Gum in the Fish Bowl - Wesley Stuart

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When Mom told Peggy to babysit her siblings, she had no idea what lay in store: giant floating goldfish, chatty birds and demanding bees. Not to mention dirty diapers— and all because of a piece of gum and a fish? Will Peggy get the kids home safely before Mom comes home? Help! 

Suggested age range for readers: 3-8

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104. CAT CAN'T READ - Kathleen Randolph

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Cat says, "I want to be a teacher some day because when I was young. I could not read. Not being able to read made me feel bad. I wish I could find a way to make the hurt go away. I call trying to make something good out of a tough situation, making stars from scars! Instead of giving up, I would find a way to work it out."  


In her debut Children's Book, destined to become a classic, Author Kathleen Randolph tells the story of CAT to inspire kids everywhere to learn to love reading. 

UPCOMING BOOKS:

DOG CAN'T ADD
MOUSE GETS BULLIED

 

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105. The Allotment Girls - Kate Thompson

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During the Second World War, life in the iconic Bryant & May match factory is grimy and tough. Annie, Rose, Pearl and Millie carry on making matches for the British Army, with bombs raining down around them. Inspired by the Dig for Victory campaign, Annie persuades the owners to start an allotment in the factory grounds, and the girls carve out a corner of the yard into a green plot full of life and colour. The garden becomes a place of community, friendship – and deceit.

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106. Super Giant Print Gospel of John -

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The Gospel of John in GIANT 24-point text for easy reading, especially for persons with close-up vision needs. Giant Print is much larger than "Large" Print, and can be read by many people affected by macular degeneration or other vision conditions. Experience again the joy of reading the Word of God! Printed on 55# paper-much better than thin paper with words from the opposite side bleeding through and affecting readability. Makes for a wonderful gift! All in the original, unabridged King James Version!

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107. The Storm: The World Economic Crisis & What It Means - Vince Cable

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Vince Cable, one of the most universally respected parliamentarians on the current world economic crisis, explains how we got here and where we're going.

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108. The Big Steal - Emyl Jenkins

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Hoyt and Mazie Wyndfield had furnished their Virginia manor house with antiques and rare treasures. So it was natural that after their deaths, Wynderly would become a museum. But a burglary exposed more than a simple theft.

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109. The Quickening Maze - Adam Foulds

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Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, 'The Quickening Maze' centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare.

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110. The Hungry Ghosts - Anne Berry

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Raped then murdered in Japanese occupied Hong Kong, 1942, Lin Shui's 'Hungry Ghost' clings tenaciously to life. Holing up in a hospital morgue, destined to become a school, just in time she finds a host off whom to feed.

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111. Naming the Bones - Louise Welsh

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Knee-deep in the mud of an ancient burial ground, a storm raging around him, and at least one person intent on his death: how did Murray Watson end up here? His quiet life in university libraries researching the lives of writers seems a world away.

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112. The Killing: Book Two, Parts 1 - 6 - David Hewson

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David Hewson’s highly acclaimed novelisation of BAFTA award-winning TV series The Killing, based on the original screenplay of the second series.

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113. Who's that Sleeping in My Bed - Keren Smedley

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Being over 50 is not what it used to be: it does not mean giving up on sex & love. 'Who's That Sleeping In My Bed?' addresses a huge range of questions & answers them wisely & wittily.

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114. The Book of Unholy Mischief - Elle Newmark

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It is 1498, and the whole of Venice is abuzz. Hidden somewhere in the labyrinthine city is an ancient book, rumoured to contain dangerous heresies and secrets of immeasurable power.

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115. The Winter Vault - Anne Michaels

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Egypt, 1964. The great temple at Abu Simbel must be rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Block by block it is to be dismantled & resurrected 60 metres higher. This most delicate of tasks is overseen by Avery, a young, newly married, engineer.

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116. Last Night at Chateau Marmont - Lauren Weisberger

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Two college sweethearts are living a happy, rather ordinary life in New York but there's a slight twist - she's the breadwinner, supporting her musician boyfriend. Until the tables are turned when he's discovered by a Sony executive.

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117. C - Tom McCarthy

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'C' follows the short, intense life of Serge Carrefax, a man who, as his name suggests, surges into the electric modernity of the early 20th century, transfixed by the technologies that will obliterate him.

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118. Moving On - Rosie Harris

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A moving saga of conflicted family loyalties and late-flowering passion set in 1970s' Liverpool.

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119. The Ghost Riders of Ordebec - Fred Vargas

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France’s bestselling crime writer, and three-time winner of the CWA International Dagger, sends the unorthodox Commissaire Adamsberg far outside his jurisdiction…

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120. The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The dilapidated house carries a curse from the man from whom the house was taken by the ancestor of its current occupant. A complex tale of betrayals, secrets and concealed relationships that is considered one of Hawthorne's best novels.

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