Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan.
Something mysterious is killing the wildlife in the mountains just south of Tucson. When a college intern turned activist sets out to collect her own evidence, she, too, ends up dead. Local law enforcement is slow to get involved. That's when the mobile FBI unit goes undercover to infiltrate the town and its copper refinery in search of possible leads. Quinn and Costa find themselves scouring the desolate landscape, which keeps revealing clues to something much darker--greed, child trafficking and more death. As the body count adds up, it's clear they have stumbled onto much more than they bargained for. Now they must figure out who is at the heart of this mayhem and stop them before more innocent lives are lost.
The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe.
Madeleine Talmage Force is just seventeen when she attracts the attention of John Jacob "Jack" Astor. Madeleine is beautiful, intelligent, and solidly upper-class, but the Astors are in a league apart. Jack's mother was the Mrs. Astor, American royalty and New York's most formidable socialite. Jack is dashing and industrious-a hero of the Spanish-American war, an inventor, and a canny businessman. Despite their twenty-nine-year age difference, and the scandal of Jack's recent divorce, Madeleine falls headlong into love-and becomes the press's favorite target. On their extended honeymoon in Egypt, the newlyweds finally find a measure of peace from photographers and journalists. Madeleine feels truly alive for the first time-and is happily pregnant. The couple plans to return home in the spring of 1912, aboard an opulent new ocean liner. When the ship hits an iceberg close to midnight on April 14th, there is no immediate panic. The swift, state-of-the-art RMS Titanic seems unsinkable. As Jack helps Madeleine into a lifeboat, he assures her that he'll see her soon in New York...Four months later, at the Astors' Fifth Avenue mansion, a widowed Madeleine gives birth to their son. In the wake of the disaster, the press has elevated her to the status of virtuous, tragic heroine. But Madeleine's most important decision still lies ahead- whether to accept the role assigned to her, or carve out her own remarkable path...
Bones of the Innocent by John A. Connell.
Former U.S. Army investigator Mason Collins grapples with a web of lies, secrets, and murder as he races against time to save the lives of abducted teenagers in a case as twisted as the streets of Tangier's medina. 1946. Tangier, Morocco After Mason busted up a powerful crime ring in occupied Germany, a shadowy organization has put a contract out on his life. He thought he'd eluded the assassins, but in a plaza in Marseille, France, the assassins now have him in their sights. Just as they close in for the kill, a flamboyant stranger offers Mason a way out, but only if he accompanies the stranger to Tangier, Morocco to investigate the abductions of teenage girls. The man seems as two-faced as Janus, but the plight of the innocent girls boils Mason's blood, and he agrees to go. Once Mason lands in Tangier, he discovers that nothing--or no one--is what it seems. This playground for the super rich is called the wickedest city in the world, where anything goes. As Mason digs deeper into the girls' abductions, he realizes everyone has a hidden agenda, including those who harbor a terrible secret. And just as Mason begins to unravel the mystery, the assassins have once again picked up his trail. Now, Mason must put his life on the line to find the girls and discover who's behind the heinous crimes before it's too late. If he lives that long...
Stuttering and Your Child by Stuttering Foundation.
"Presents the current thinking of seven leading authorities in the field of stuttering. All believe that early intervention is crucial in the prevention of stuttering in young children ... help to work with your child in ways that contribute significantly to the healthy and normal development of fluency."--Amazon review.
Tell Me Everything by Minka Kelly.
Fans know her as the spoiled, rich cheerleader Lyla Garrity on Friday Night Lights or as the affluent, mysterious Samantha on the HBO megahit Euphoria. But as revealed for the first time in these pages, Minka Kelly's life has been anything but easy. Raised by a single mother who worked as a stripper and struggled with addiction, Minka spent years waking up in strange apartments as she and her mom bounced around the country, relying on friends and relatives to take them in. At times they even lived in storage units. She reconnected with her father, Aerosmith's Rick Dufay, and eventually made her way to Los Angeles, where she landed the role of a lifetime on Friday Night Lights.
Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel
Better Together by Kathy McCullough. E
In a city where Fire, Water, Earth, and Air people reside together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: how much they have in common.
Rights, Responsibilities, and Conflict by Shantel Gobin. J NF
We all have to live together and get along. Leaders can help us do that. We can help each other too! Let's explore how!
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