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The keening : a mystery of Gaelic Ireland / Emery, Anne

Archaeologists -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Ireland -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction
Prophecies -- Fiction
Women prophets -- Fiction.

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The librarian of Saint-Malo : a novel / Escobar, Mario

Through letters with a famous author, one French librarian tells her love story and describes the brutal Nazi occupation of her small coastal village.

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The madness of crowds / Penny, Louise

Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. While the residents of the Quebec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request. He's asked to provide security for what promises to be a non-event. A visiting Professor of Statistics will be giving a lecture at the nearby university. While he is perplexed as to why the head of homicide for the Surete du Quebec would be assigned this task, it sounds easy enough. That is until Gamache starts looking into Professor Abigail Robinson and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. They refuse, citing academic freedom, and accuse Gamache of censorship and intellectual cowardice. Before long, Professor Robinson's views start seeping into conversations. Spreading and infecting. So that truth and fact, reality and delusion are so confused it's nearly impossible to tell them apart. Discussions become debates, debates become arguments. As sides are declared, a madness takes hold. Abigail Robinson promises that, if they follow her, ©ʹa va bien aller. All will be well. But not, Gamache and his team know, for everyone. When a murder is committed, it falls to Armand Gamache, his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and their team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion. And the madness of crowds.

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The rising storm / Scott, Cavan
Star wars, the high Republic, the rising storm
The Republic continues to grow, bringing more worlds together under a single united banner. Under the leadership of Chancellor Lina Soh, the spirit of unity extends throughout the galaxy. The Republic Fair is intended to showcase the possibilities and the peace of the expanding Republic. But the Nihil, and their leader, Narchion Ro, are intent on destroying this unity. As the Jedi struggle to curb the carnage of the Nihil, they come face-to-face with the true fear their enemy plans to unleash across the galaxy. That perhaps even the Force will not be able to shield them.

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The stolen lady : a novel of World War II and the Mona Lisa / Morelli, Laura

France, 1939. At the dawn of World War II, Anne Guichard, a young archivist employed at the Louvre, arrives home to find her brother missing. While she works to discover his whereabouts, refugees begin flooding into Paris and German artillery fire rattles the city. Once they reach Paris, the Nazis will stop at nothing to get their hands on the Louvre's art collection. Anne is quickly sent to the Castle of Chambord, where the Louvre's most precious artworks--including the Mona Lisa--are being transferred to ensure their safety. With the Germans hard on their heels, Anne frantically moves the Mona Lisa and other treasures again and again in an elaborate game of hide and seek. As the threat to the masterpieces and her life grows closer, Anne also begins to learn the truth about her brother and the role he plays in this dangerous game. Florence, 1479. House servant Bellina Sardi's future seems fixed when she accompanies her newly married mistress, Lisa Gherardini, to her home across the Arno. Lisa's husband, a prosperous silk merchant, is aligned with the powerful House of Medici, his home filled with luxuries and treasures. But soon, Bellina finds herself bewitched by a charismatic monk who has urged Florentines to rise up against the Medici family and to empty their homes of the riches and jewels her new employer prizes. When Master Leonardo da Vinci is commissioned to paint a portrait of Lisa, Bellina finds herself tasked with hiding an impossible secret. When art and war collide, da Vinci, his beautiful subject Lisa, and the portrait find themselves in the crosshairs of history.

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The Troupers / Scarsbrook, Richard.

The Trouper-Royale Orpheum-Galaxie Theatre is a jewel in the entertainment crown of Niagara Falls. Under their famous-child-actor-turned-director father's overbearing and self-involved eye, the Fabulous Trouper Quintuplets are brought up on a severe diet of Golden Age entertainment and homeschooling to shape them into the best actors of their generation. The siblings begin to develop their own personalities and ambitions, rebelling against their father's dreams for them. The increasing tension from the quintuplets' new-found individualism sparks an onstage brawl during a performance on their eighteenth birthday that changes the direction of all their lives. Twenty years later, the quintuplets get together for the reading of their father's will and his demand for one last performance.

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The wisdom of crowds / Abercrombie, Joe

Epic fiction
Fantasy fiction
Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction
Industrial revolution -- Fiction.
Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Prophets -- Fiction

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The wish / Sparks, Nicholas

"1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina's Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she meets Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce gradually shows her how much there is to love about the wind-swept beach town-and introduces her to photography, a passion that will define the rest of her life. By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him. As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier-and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined"--Provided by publisher.

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When ghosts come home : a novel / Cash, Wiley

When the roar of a low-flying plane awakens him in the middle of the night, Sheriff Winston Barnes knows something strange is happening at the nearby airfield on the coast of North Carolina. But nothing can prepare him for what he finds: a large airplane has crash-landed and is now sitting sideways on the runway, and there are no signs of a pilot or cargo. When the body of a local man is discovered—shot dead and lying on the grass near the crash site—Winston begins a murder investigation that will change the course of his life and the fate of the community that he has sworn to protect. Everyone is a suspect, including the dead man. As rumors and accusations fly, long-simmering racial tensions explode overnight, and Winston, whose own tragic past has followed him like a ghost, must do his duty while facing the painful repercussions of old decisions. Winston also knows that his days as sheriff may be numbered. He’s up for re-election against a corrupt and well-connected challenger, and his deputies are choosing sides. As if these events weren’t troubling enough, he must finally confront his daughter Colleen, who has come home grieving a shattering loss she cannot fully articulate. As the suspense builds and this compelling mystery unfolds, Wiley Cash delves deep into the hearts of these richly drawn, achingly sympathetic characters to reveal the nobility of an ordinary man struggling amidst terrifying, extraordinary circumstances.