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Wintering : the power of rest and retreat in difficult times / by May, Katherine,author.;
Includes bibliographical references.September. Indian Summer -- October. Making ready ; Hot water ; Ghost stories -- November. Metamorphosis ; Slumber -- December. Light ; Midwinter ; Epiphany -- January. Darkness ; Hunger -- February. Snow ; Cold Water -- March. Survival ; Song -- Late March. Thaw."An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. Wintering explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered. A moving personal narrative shot through with lessons from literature, mythology, and the natural world, May's story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat. Illumination emerges from many sources: solstice celebrations and dormice hibernation, C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath, swimming in icy waters and sailing Arctic seas. Ultimately Wintering invites us to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear. A secular mystic, May forms a guiding philosophy for transforming the hardships that arise before the ushering in of a new season"--
Subjects: Self-help publications.; Personal narratives.; Rest.; Self-acceptance.; Nature, Healing power of.; Resilience (Personality trait); Stress tolerance (Psychology); Life change events.; Nature, Healing power of.; Rest.; Self-acceptance.;
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Pickard County atlas / by Harding Thornton, Christina,author.;
"Small town secrets loom large in this spellbinding rural noir, Chris Harding Thornton's debut, about the aftershocks of crime and trauma that shake a Nebraskan town"--
Subjects: Noir fiction.;
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Twenty / by Grippando, James,1958-author.(GaAaGPL)297902;
A nightmarish shooting at their daughter's school finds Jack Swyteck and his law-enforcement officer wife, Andie, investigating a chief suspect's alleged ties to Al Qaeda amid growing anti-Muslim fervor.After a deadly school shooting claims twenty casualties at Riverside Day School, the tragedy prompts mass hysteria-- and dangerous speculation. The police haven't identified the shooter, but a handgun found on the school grounds is registered to a parent, a Muslim man named Amir Khoury. News of the gun goes viral, and Al Qaeda claims responsibility. When Xavier, Amir and Lilly's oldest child and an eighteen-year-old senior at Riverside confesses to the crime, anti-Muslim fervor explodes to levels unseen since 9/11. Lilly asks Jack to step in. Now he must unearth the Khourys' family secrets to save his client from certain death. -- adapted from jacket
Subjects: Legal stories.; Legal fiction (Literature); Thrillers (Fiction); Novels.; Qaida (Organization); Swyteck, Jack (Fictitious character); Attorney and client; Islamophobia; Race relations; Trials (Murder); Legal stories.; School shootings; Terrorism;
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American traitor / by Taylor, Brad,1965-author.(GaAaGPL)651750;
"Pike Logan must pull two major world powers back from the brink of war in the latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author and former Special Forces officer Brad Taylor"--While working as a contractor at an Australian F 35 facility, former Taskforce member Clifford Delmonty, callsign Dunkin, saw something he shouldn't have, and now he is on the run from Chinese agents. Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill discover that Dunkin's attackers are part of a much larger scheme that could launch a full-on war between China and Taiwan. The Chinese have a devious plan to bait the small island nation into all-out war by destabilizing the government while manipulating an artificial intelligence defense system. Pike is now against an invisible enemy-- one he can't actually attack. Can he prevent a catastrophic conflict from consuming a whole region of the world-- and save the lives of his teammates? -- adapted from jacket
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction); Fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Logan, Pike; Terrorism; Artificial intelligence; Special operations (Military science); Logan, Pike.; Terrorism;
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The forever girl : a novel / by Shalvis, Jill,author.(GaAaGPL)360037;
Returning to her hometown to attend an estranged friend's wedding, Maze navigates unexpected secrets with her childhood circle of friends while discovering that she still has feelings for a long-ago crush.When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it is also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide. Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker has grown stronger. -- adapted from jacket
Subjects: Chick lit.; Romance fiction.; Novels.; Friendship; Man-woman relationships; Weddings;
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Through the deep waters : a novel / by Sawyer, Kim Vogel.(GaAaGPL)628658;
"With her trademark realistic characters, rich historical settings, and strong redemptive storytelling, Kim Vogel Sawyer weaves a tale of a young woman looking for a fresh start--and finding a remarkable love"--
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Love stories.; Historical fiction.; Single women;
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Hidden affections / by Parr, Delia(GaAaGPL)354283;
After divorcee Annabelle Tyler and longtime bachelor Harrison Graymoor are forced to marry, they both work to end the marriage as soon as possible, despite many obstacles and their growing attraction to each other.
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Love stories.; Historical fiction.; Fiction.; History.; Divorced women; Forced marriage; Divorced women; Divorced women; Forced marriage.;
© c2011., Bethany House,
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Hunter's prize / by Gruver, Marcia.(GaAaGPL)641716;
Trouble hits Marshall, Texas, when a boy's treasure becomes the target of bandits--and it's up to his governess and a treasure hunter to discover why.
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Love stories.; Governesses;
© c2012., Barbour Pub.,
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Love on the line / by Gist, Deeanne(GaAaGPL)503013;
In 1904 Texas Ranger Luke Palmer arrives in Brenham, Texas, with one goal--to capture the gang of outlaws led by Frank Comer. Undercover as a telephone repairman, he uses his days on the range to search, not realizing there's another pair of eyes watching him. Georgie Gail, switchboard operator and birder, heads out on a birding expedition, but instead of sighting a painted bunting, her opera glasses capture her telephone man, armed and far away from telephone lines. Palmer is forced to take this alluring troublemaker into his confidence and unwittingly puts her in harm's way. The closer he comes to the gang, the further she works her way into his heart--and into trouble. Soon it's more than just love that's on the line.
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Historical fiction.; Romantic suspense fiction.; Texas Rangers; Telephone operators; Bird watchers; Man-woman relationships; Undercover operations; Texas Rangers; Bird watching;
© c2011., Bethany House,
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Words spoken true : a novel / by Gabhart, Ann H.,1947-(GaAaGPL)635396;
During a period of political unrest in 1855 Louisville, Adriane stands ready to do everything she must to keep her father's newspaper on top even if it means going toe-to-toe with a handsome rival editor.
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Love stories.;
© c2012., Revell,
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Never say never / by Wingate, Lisa(GaAaGPL)2832;
Kai Miller floats through life like driftwood tossed by waves. She's never put down roots in any one place--and she doesn't plan to. But when a chaotic hurricane evacuation lands her in Daily, Texas, she begins to think twice about her wayfaring existence. And when she meets hometown-boy Kemp Eldridge, she can almost picture settling down in Daily--until she discovers he may be promised to someone else.
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Drifters; City and town life; Love stories;
© 2010., Bethany House,
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Scorned justice / by Daley, Margaret(GaAaGPL)378795;
"When Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is called to investigate an attack that has injured the brother of Brody's high school sweetheart, Rebecca Morgan, he thinks it's an open-and-shut case. But as Brody digs deeper, he realized the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing." -- p. [4] of cover
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Texas Rangers; Organized crime;
© 2013, Abingdon Press,
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Shattered silence / by Daley, Margaret(GaAaGPL)378795;
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Texas Rangers; Serial murder investigation;
© c2012., Abingdon Press,
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Saving hope / by Daley, Margaret.(GaAaGPL)378795;
"When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped. Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged ashe fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves"--Page 4 of cover.
Subjects: Christian fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Texas Rangers;
© ©2012., Abingdon Press,
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Whispering Rock / by Carr, Robyn,author.(GaAaGPL)63850;
"Virgin River became a safe haven for Sacramento prosecutor Brie Sheridan after she nearly lost her life at the hands of a crazed criminal. Though tough and courageous, she has some fears she can't escape. LAPD officer Mike Valenzuela was badly wounded in the line of duty. When he agrees to become Virgin River's first cop, he does so knowing it's time he settled down. Twice divorced and the lover of too many women, he secretly longs for the kind of commitment and happiness his marine buddies have found--a woman who can tie up his heart forever. Mike will do anything to help Brie free herself from painful memories. Passionate, strong and gentle, he vows to give back to her what she's so selflessly given him--her heart, and with it, a new beginning." --
Subjects: Romance fiction.; Man-woman relationships; Police; Public prosecutors; Holidays; Small cities;
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100 snowmen / by Arena, Jen,author.(GaAaGPL)852478; Gilpin, Stephen,illustrator.(GaAaGPL)620052;
As you count and add, watch the snowmen enjoy a snowball fight, make funny faces, play hide-and-seek--and just plain have fun.
Subjects: Fiction.; Children's picture books.; Fiction.; Juvenile works.; Snowmen; Counting; Addition; Picture books for children.; Snowmen; Counting; Addition; Picture books for children; Addition.; Counting.; Snowmen.;
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Skyhunter / by Lu, Marie,1984-author.(GaAaGPL)653615;
The Karensa Federation has conquered a dozen countries, leaving Mara as one of the last free nations in the world. Refugees flee to its borders to escape a fate worse than death, transformation into mutant war beasts known as Ghosts, creatures the Federation then sends to attack Mara. The legendary Strikers, Mara's elite fighting force, are trained to stop these monsters. But as the number of Ghosts grows and Karensa closes in, defeat seems inevitable. Still, one Striker refuses to give up hope. Robbed of her voice and home, Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. After another devastating battle, Mara seems ready to fall. But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front, Talin senses there's more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? Or could he be the weapon that will save them all?--A Junior Library Guild Selection
Subjects: Young adult fiction.; Fantasy fiction; Fiction; Science fiction; Spy fiction; Young adult works; Science fiction.; Spy fiction.; Science fiction.; Fantasy fiction.; Imaginary wars and battles; Refugees; Soldiers; Prisoners; Government, Resistance to; Prisoners; Soldiers; Imaginary wars and battles; Government, Resistance to; Science fiction.; Fantasy.; Government, Resistance to; Imaginary wars and battles; Prisoners; Refugees; Soldiers; Young adult fiction;
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Yara's spring / by Saeed, Jamal,1959-author.; McKay, Sharon E.,author.(GaAaGPL)324116; Kazemi, Nahid,illustrator.;
"Coming of age against all odds in the midst of the Arab Spring. Growing up in East Aleppo, Yara's childhood has long been shadowed by the coming revolution. But when the Arab Spring finally arrives at Yara's doorstep, it is worse than even her Nana imagined: sudden, violent, and deadly. When rescuers dig Yara out from under the rubble that was once her family's home, she emerges to a changed world. Her parents and Nana are gone, and her brother, Saad, can't speak--struck silent by everything he's seen. Now, with her friend Shireen and Shireen's charismatic brother, Ali, Yara must try to find a way to safety. With danger around every corner, Yara is pushed to her limits as she discovers how far she'll go for her loved ones--and for a chance for freedom. Crafted through the focused lens of Jamal Saeed's own experiences in Syria and brought to life with acclaimed author Sharon E. McKay, Yara's Spring is a story of coming of age against all odds and the many kinds of love that bloom even in the face of war."--Lexile
Subjects: Young adult fiction.; Bildungsromans.; Fiction.; Historical fiction.; History.; Juvenile works.; Young adult works.; Bildungsromans.; Historical fiction.; Refugees; Girls; Survival; Children and war; Refugees; Girls; Survival; Children and war; Children and war.; Girls.; Refugees.; Survival.;
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Peacemaker / by Bruchac, Joseph,1942-author.(GaAaGPL)49829;
Ages 8-12.Grades 4-6."A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy rethinks his calling after witnessing the arrival of a mystical figure with a message of peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy"--
Subjects: Iroquois Indians; Iroquois Indians; Indians of North America; Peace;
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Crownchasers / by Coffindaffer, Rebecca,author.;
A deadly race across 1,001 planets will determine more than just the fate of the empire. Alyssa Farshot has spent her whole life trying to outrun her family legacy, even leaving behind the Kingship and her uncle, the emperor, for a life of exploring. But when her dying uncle announces a crownchase--a search for the royal seal hidden in the empire that will determine the next ruler--Alyssa is thrust into her greatest, most dangerous adventure yet.
Subjects: Fiction.; Science fiction.; Science fiction.; Science fiction.; Sexual minorities; Kings and rulers; Extraterrestrial beings; Young adult fiction.; Kings, queens, rulers, etc.; Inheritance and succession; Interplanetary voyages; Contests; Science fiction.; Extraterrestrial beings.; Kings and rulers.; Sexual minorities.; Young adult fiction.;
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