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Page Eight (DVD)

Page Eight is a British psychological thriller whose plot rests on the political machinations of the Prime Minister Alec Beasley as he attempts to conceal his knowledge of how the U. S. government used overseas prisons to torture suspected terrorists—knowledge that … Continue reading

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Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker

The charming community of St. Denis in southwestern France does not exist, but you can go there anytime you open one of Martin Walker’s mysteries featuring the engaging Bruno, Chief of Police.  In Bruno, Walker has created an appealing mix of … Continue reading

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Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin

“It’s been one week since Mom went missing.” So begins Please Look After Mom, a haunting book of random memories that, together, tell the story of a life—a daughter, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend—a life.  Told from different … Continue reading

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Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman

On one level Red Hook Road is a deceptively simple story about how parents cope with grief over the death of an adult child; on another level, Ayelet Waldman’s novel is a rich and complex examination of relationships within a … Continue reading

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Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris is as much a cultural observation as it is a mystery. Set in Saudi Arabia, the plot revolves around discovering why a prominent Saudi girl, Noud Shwari, engaged to be married disappears, only to be … Continue reading

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Searching for Sugar Man by Rodriguez

Searching for Sugar Man is the soundtrack to the story of an artist who never caught fire here in his own country but whose music became embedded in the lives of tens of thousands of South Africans who were, essentially, … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Point (Audiobook CD) by Val McDermid

When British citizen Stephanie Harker sees someone walking off with her orphaned godson, Jimmy, who is entrusted to her care, she does what any mother would do—she tries to rescue her child. Unfortunately, American airport security at O’Hare International fails … Continue reading

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Single-handed (DVD)

Single-Handed is an Irish crime mini-series with a small-town flavor.  Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll comes home from Dublin to take over the law enforcement of the rural coastal region where he grew up from his father, who is retiring.  However, … Continue reading

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The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell is a story about family—not your traditional family with a mom and dad and dinner on the table, but a family cobbled out of deprivation and desperation. And though the events that Marnie … Continue reading

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Heist Society by Ally Carter

Looking for a getaway from all that heavy reading? Then Ally Carter’s Heist Society is the perfect dropout read. With this first book in the Heist Society series, you will meet Katarina (Kat) Bishop, a teenage con artist who has … Continue reading

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