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Hannah Fowler

by Janice Holt Giles

Hannah, a young Kentucky pioneer in the 1770s, builds a life for herself after her father dies from an axe cut. With new her husband Tice, the couple builds a cabin, starts a family, and thrives in spite of their harsh life. Hannah and Tice face almost overwhelming obstacles together that come their way, ranging from hungry wolves and a killing blizzard to skirmishes with and captivity by Native Americans fighting to retain their lands. Set in the time of Daniel Boone, the author presents an enduring story of frontier life without romanticizing the reality of hardships faced by pioneers.

On Your Toes, Susie (Susie the Young Ballerina #4)

by Lee Wyndham

"I've waited three whole years for these pink toe shoes!" No wonder Susie is excited. At last she is to dance on her toes! Surely this will be her happiest year at ballet school. Perhaps she will even win the dance scholarship! Then the new girl comes--unpleasant Mimi who is such a fine dancer. Because of Mimi and her pet monkey, everything seems to go wrong for Susie. Especially when Susie sprains her ankle--just before the big recital. There is a surprise ending to this delightful story. It proves that nothing can stop a girl who wants to dance as much as Susie does.

The Trials Of Radclyffe Hall

by Diana Souhami

Biography of the author of The Well Of Loneliness.

Can't Buy Me Love

by Chris Kenry

Buffed, bereaved--and broke. Jack's wealthy, doting lover dies suddenly, and the decade-old will naturally doesn't include Jack. Unceremoniously tossed out of their home, his half-hearted stints as office temp and waiter barely cover the minimum payments on his credit cards. What's a homeless and unemployed shopaholic to do? Perhaps just what comes naturally--with his perfect pecs and sculpted abs, he's one of the most sought-after guys in town... Though he stumbles into running a male escort service purely by accident, it doesn't take long for Jack to reap the financial rewards of all those workouts. Soon he teams up with dark and decadent fellow hustler Ray, and they're making more money than they ever imagined--and falling for each other. With everything going his way at last, Jack can't help wondering--can a pair of entrepreneurial escorts really live happily ever after in suburban Denver?

Zia Summer

by Rudolfo Anaya

Gloria's body is found drained of blood, and on her stomach has been carved the Zia sun symbol, which makes Sonny suspect witchcraft. His search for the truth pits him in a conflict between the ways of his ancestors and those of the city.

Rogue Sword

by Poul Anderson

From glittering Venice to bloody Gallipoli, from barbaric northern Europe to decadent Byzantium plundering hordes hacked and tore at the once mighty Roman Empire. The giant of the world was faltering bleeding from a thousand wounds as it tried to hold its snarling enemies at bay. These were the days of savagery and splendor when wanton fury and greed fed mens souls and only the cunning and powerful survived. This was the world of Lucas Greco warrior rogue whose sword had become a legend to friend and foe alike. Both hating and loving the horror and cruelty of war he was driven from battle to battle and woman to woman in a desperate effort to wrench beauty and meaning from a chaotic world Scarred by war and love, he yearned for the promise of peace which could only be found in the arms of a beautiful pagan slave girl, DJANSHA.

Bats Fly at Dusk

by A. A. Fair

[from the back cover] A COOL GIRL HUNT was what the blind man wanted. He was searching for a pretty young woman, soft-spoken and slender, whom he'd never seen but knew had vanished, and he was willing to pay Bertha Cool anything to find her. The whole thing seemed impossible and sounded suspicious, but the man's money was right--even if his motives weren't--and given the choice Bertha always followed the dollar sign. Only this time the dollar sign pointed to murder and fingered Bertha Cool as a red-hot suspect... ERLE STANLEY GARDNER creator of Perry Mason, and A. A. Fair, creator of the top detective team of Donald Lam and Bertha Cool, are one and the same. And the same exciting brand of mystery and action is to be found in every Gardner-Fair story.

Cinnabar the One O'Clock Fox

by Marguerite Henry

"Tally-ho!" It was George Washington himself who sighted the flying form of the One O'Clock Fox. And "Gone away!" the Huntsman's horn sounded, as with a jaunty flick of his brush Cinnabar dared the hounds to catch him. Boys and girls who have loved Misty, King of the Wind, and Brighty will find in the gay and dauntless Cinnabar another unforgettable character brought glowingly to life by the magical touch of Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis. For this extraordinary fox, so legend says, loved the excitement of the chase so much that on foxhunting days he would show himself promptly at the hour of one to lead the hunt a fast and thrilling race through the woods and fields of Mount Vernon. To George Washington and the other gentlemen of Virginia he was known affectionately as "the One O'Clock Fox." But the hunters saw only one side of Cinnabar. It has remained for Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis to tell in merry and fascinating detail the story of Cinnabar's home life as well-of his wife Vicky, who played the flute; of the four mischievous cubs, Rascal, Pascal, Merry, and Mischief; of their cozy den with the hourglass on the mantel; of Cinnabar's prowess as a hunter. And especially this book tells of one grand hunt in which Cinnabar risked his life and lost a toe-but triumphed anyway!

Painless

by Derek Ciccone

A fast-paced thriller mixed with a heartwarming story of redemption. A series of ominous incidents make Billy Harper realize there is something very different about Carolyn Whitcomb. But when a rogue organization called Operation Anesthesia learns of Carolyn's "gifts," Billy must risk everything to save the life of the little girl who taught him to live again.

Juvenilia 1829-1835

by Juliet Barker Charlotte Brontë

Early writings of Charlotte Brontë.

Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale

by Lisa Campbell Ernst

A twist on the old tale. In this version, grandma drives a tractor and is not scared of hungry predators. Her granddaughter, Little Red Riding Hood, is nicknamed for her scarlet sweatshirt.

Mr. Wolf's Pancakes

by Jan Fearnley

Mr Wolf cannot stop thinking about pancakes. He has a problem because he does not know how to make them, and he has trouble reading the recipe from his Wolf It Down recipe book.

In the Heart of the Country

by J. M. Coetzee

On a remote farm in South Africa, the protagonist of J. M. Coetzee's fierce and passionate novel watches the life from which she has been excluded. Ignored by her callous father, scorned and feared by his servants, she is a bitterly intelligent woman whose outward meekness disguises a desperate resolve not to become "one of the forgotten ones of history." When her father takes an African mistress, that resolve precipitates an act of vengeance that suggests a chemical reaction between the colonizer and the colonized—and between European yearnings and the vastness and solitude of Africa. A story told in prose as feverishly rich as William Faulkner's, In the Heart of the Country is a work of irresistable power. With vast assurance and an unerring eye, J. M. Coetzee has turned the family romance into a mirror of the colonial experience.

The Case of the Bicycle Bandit (Jigsaw Jones Mystery #14)

by James Preller

Someone stole Ralphie Jordan's rusty old bicycle. Jigsaw and Mila hit the trail to track down the thief. But one piece of the puzzle doesn't fit. Who would take a hand-me-down bike? Solving this case is an uphill ride for ace detectives Jigsaw and Mila.

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