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Tune in tomorrow“Tune In Tomorrow”

by Randee Dawn

A fun, thrilling and mysterious adventure into the world of alternative reality TV – perfect for fans of Jasper Fforde and Christopher Moore.

She’s just a small-town girl with big mythical dreams. Starr Weatherby came to New York to be… well, a star. But after ten years and with no luck, she was offered a big role – on a show no one has ever heard of. It’s a reality TV show beyond the Veil, a human drama, made for the entertainment of the Fae.

But as Starr moves on to fan favorite, she uncovers the show’s dark underbelly – and the mysterious disappearance of its predecessor. She’ll do whatever it takes to keep her dream job — even if she could bring the show down in the process.

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The third way“The Third Way”

by Aimee Hoben

After losing her college scholarship, Arden Firth – with the help of Justin Kirish, a law student with a mysterious past – becomes the reluctant leader of a movement to ban corporations. South Dakota Ballot Initiative 99 is Arden’s last hope to save her grandmother’s farm from foreclosure. But as the movement grows, dark forces conspire to undo it, and Arden sees “99” begin to spiral out of control.

A novel tracing the intersection between idealism, extremism and forgiveness, fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Margaret Atwood will love ‘The Third Way’ – the story of a young woman grappling with her own demons while trying to articulate a vision that could change the world.

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Cobblestones, Conversations and Plugs“Pavers, Conversations and Corks”

by Giovanni Ruscitti

A passionate and deeply moving memoir about a father-son relationship, a culture rooted in family, food and wine, and an ancestral small town in central Italy left behind after World War II. When the Germans invaded Cansano in 1943, Ruscitti’s family moved to the unforgiving mountains of Abruzzo, living in appalling winter conditions. At the end of the war, they returned to a village so ravaged by the Germans that it now has less than 200 inhabitants.

When Ruscitti visits Cansano and walks the cobblestones, his father’s stories are illuminated by the town square, the steep valley and the surrounding mountains. He relives the stories of his parents’ struggles, their post-war misery, their romance, and their decision to immigrate to the United States.

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“A dark and stormy teaA dark and stormy tea

by Laura Childs

Teahouse entrepreneur Theodosia Browning rushes Charleston’s famous Gateway Walk to try to outrun an impending storm. But lightning and driving rain soon catch up with her, and the normally scenic walk of hedges and statuary becomes a twisting maze of fog and driving rain. As she nears St. Philips Cemetery, Theodosia witnesses a brutal murder and watches a dark hooded figure slip away.

While alerting the police, Theodosia recognizes the victim as the daughter of a friend who owns a bookstore near her Indigo Tea Shop. Seeking justice, Theodosia launches her own shadow investigation. But between a raging storm, a possible serial killer and the staging of a Murder Mystery Tea at Chillingham Manor, Theodosia fears she may be the next victim.

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