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Jump at the Sun
Nov 2007
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Genre: Novel/Popular Fiction
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"Grace Jefferson is an educated and accomplished modern woman, a child of the Civil Rights dream. But after a series of rattling transitions, Grace finds herself in a new house in a new city and in a new career for which she feels dangerously unsuited – stay-at-home motherhood. Caught between the only two models of mothering she has known – a sharecropping grandmother who abandoned her children to save herself and a mother who sacrificed all to save her kid – Grace struggles to embrace her new role, hoping to find a middle ground. But she catches herself in small acts of abandonment – speeding up on neighborhood walks, closing doors with the children on one side and her on the other – that she fears may foretell a future she is powerless to prevent. Or perhaps it’s a future she secretly seeks"

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The Importance of Being Dangerous
Oct 2007
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Genre: Novel/Popular Fiction
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"A game of financial revenge takes a deadly turn when the plan to restore a little justice hurdles from petty identity thefts to lucrative assassination schemes almost overnight."

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Ghosts of Saint-Michel
Sep 2007
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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
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"Marva Dobbs has a life most people envy. An American who has lived in Paris for most of her adult life, she runs a popular soul food restaurant, and her thirty-nine year marriage has brought her a beautiful grown-up daughter. So why is she jeapordizing everything for a fling with her sous chef, a mysterious twenty-eight-year-old Algerian man named Hassan?""

Marva begins to ask herself the same question when she returns from vacation to find that Hassan is missing, and that he is the main suspect in the investigation into the bombing of a building in Paris that has left one man dead. Then Marva disappears, leaving her bewildered daughter and husband to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

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Once again, Jake Lamar delivers a riveting thriller rich with the romance, intrigue and international flavor of the City of Light

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Ancestor Stones
Aug 2007
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Genre: International
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"This is the story of four lives: Asana, Mariama, Hawa and Serah Kholifa, born to the different wives of a wealthy plantation owner in an Africa where change is just beginning to arrive. Asana, lost twin and head-wife's daughter. Hawa, motherless child and manipulator of her own misfortune. Mariama, who sees what lies beyond this world. And Serah, follower of a Western-made dream.""

Stretching across generations and set against the backdrop of a country's descent into freefall, Ancestor Stones is a stunning novel about understanding the past and how stories ancient and new shape who we've become, and one which offers a different way of seeing the world we share. It is the story of a nation, a family and four women's attempts quietly to alter the course of their own destiny.

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The Great Negro Plot
Jul 2007
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Genre: Historical (fiction or non-ficton)
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"Describes how the suspect testimony of Mary Burton, a young white indentured servant, led to rumors of a conspiracy and a slave revolt, and to a summer of persecution, violence, and murder that terrorized New York City in 1741"

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