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The 24th hour

The 24th hour

Patterson, James, 1947-, author
2024

Sergeant Lindsay Boxer, Medical Examiner Claire Washburn, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano, and crime writer Cindy Thomas are gathered at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants. Before they can raise their glasses, a violent assault breaks out. The legal strategy is complicated by gaps in the plaintiff's memory - and the shocking reason behind her ever-changing testimony. As Yuki leads the prosecution, Lindsay chases down a high-society killer whose target practice may leave the Women's Murder Club short a bridesmaid - or two.

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Assassins anonymous

Assassins anonymous

Hart, Rob (Fiction writer), author
2024

Mark was the most dangerous killer-for-hire in the world. But after learning the hard way that his life's work made him more monster than man, he left all of that behind, and joined a twelve-step group for reformed killers. When Mark is viciously attacked by an unknown assailant, he is forced on the run. From New York to Singapore to London, he chases after clues while dodging attacks and trying to solve the puzzle of who's after him. All without killing anyone. Or getting killed himself. For an assassin, Mark learns, nonviolence is a real hassle.

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Breakers of the code

Breakers of the code

Hunter, Erin, author
2024

"The time for rain is approaching fast, but before the Great Spirit will let it fall, the animals of Bravelands must grapple with a dangerous new threat. Cast out of his coalition, Stride the cheetah embarks on a perilous mission for the Great Parent, accompanied by a honey badger burdened with a dark and mysterious past. Whisper the water buffalo has been searching desperately for her brother Echo, presumed dead after a terrible fall. Meanwhile, without his guidance, the herd wanders in circles as another headstrong male tries to seize control of the migration. And the hyena now known as Breathstealer finds herself pulled in two directions--courted by the Great Spirit at one moment and other times tempted by the Great Devourer, who sends her compelling visions of power and plenty. The balance of power in Bravelands rests on a knifes edge, and the Great Devourer waits hungrily in the shadows. Will these unlikely heroes be able to restore their home?"--Provided by publisher.

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Breaking the rainbow ceiling : how LGBTQ+ people can thrive and succeed at work

Breaking the rainbow ceiling : how LGBTQ+ people can thrive and succeed at work

McCay, Layla, author
2024

There are currently only four LGBTQ+ CEOs across all Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, and just 0.8% of Fortune 500 board positions are filled by LGBTQ+ people. This book explores the hidden differences that cause LGBTQ+ people to be underrepresented at the most senior levels of professional life. Combining data with personal insights from over 40 prominent LGBTQ+ trailblazers, Layla McCay reveals the challenges that LGBTQ+ people commonly encounter as they find their way in work environments, and provides the practical strategies that can help empower LGBTQ+ people to reach their full professional potential.

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Camino ghosts

Camino ghosts

Grisham, John, author
2024

On Camino Island, popular bookseller Bruce Cable tells Mercer Mann an irresistible tale that might be her next novel. A giant resort developer is using its political muscle and deep pockets to claim ownership of a deserted island between Florida and Georgia. Only the last living inhabitant of the island, Lovely Jackson, stands in its way. What the developer doesn't know is that the island has a remarkable history, and locals believe it is cursed... and the past is never the past...

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Daddy's girl

Daddy's girl

Cox, Josephine, author
2024

Sarah Quinn and her siblings receive a shock when their father announces he is to marry Mavis Swindel, the landlady of a boarding house on the edge of the moors. It quickly becomes clear that their stepmother has plans for her new family, and slowly but surely, Mavis takes over their lives. As her father becomes a stranger to his children, Sarah becomes convinced that Mavis has something to hide. But as her doubts turn into an obsession, does Sarah risk destroying everything she loves in her search for the truth?

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I am her tribe

I am her tribe

Doby, Danielle, 1985-, author
2018

#IAmHerTribe creator Danielle Doby shares her poetry for the first time in a collection long anticipated by her followers. Positive and powerful, I Am Her Tribe is a collection of poetry drawing on the viral Instagram handle and online hashtag that serves to create moments of connection through empowerment and storytelling. Focusing on inspiration, Doby's poetry invites its reader to "Come as you are. Your tribe has arrived. Your breath can rest here."

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It had to be you

It had to be you

Clark, Mary Higgins, author
2024

The two identical brothers seemed perfect in every way - until a shocking summer night when one brother killed his parents in cold blood while the other brother had an iron-clad alibi. Years later, the estranged twins may finally be ready to clear one name at the expense of the other and turn to Laurie Moran and her team to reinvestigate their parents' murder. But as the Under Suspicion crew gets closer to the truth, the danger that was assumed to be left in the past finds its way into the present.

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Jack and the beanstalk

Jack and the beanstalk

Thielges, Alissa, 1995-, author
2023

A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and make his and his mother's fortune. Includes factual sidebars, discussion of fairy tale traits, and glossary

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Kekwan etakwak mîkisîhk? = what's in a bead?

Kekwan etakwak mîkisîhk? = what's in a bead?

Borgford, Kelsey, author
2024

Tessa's Kohkom spends her days sewing beautiful beads onto smoked hides. Inspired, she asks Kohkom to teach her beading, but first she must listen and learn about the many stories held in a bead.

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Knitted baby hats

Knitted baby hats

Rowe, Lynne, author
2023

"Knit 20 adorable hats to keep your little one cozy. This cute and colourful book contains a range of hats, with design styles that will appeal to every knitter. The 20 designs fall into four categories: basic beanies; animal hats; food hats and quirky hats. So whether you fancy making a simple beanie, a cute panda, fox or bee, a colourful watermelon or strawberry, or a quirky Christmas pudding, this book has it all. Choose from hats with ears, stripes, pompoms, tassels, topknots and more - all the techniques are included. Clear instructions and simple patterns. As babies vary so much in size, each design can be made in three sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months. The yarns recommended are all hypoallergenic, washable and with some elasticity, to help the hats keep their shape. The hats use relatively small amounts of yarn so are ideal for quick, portable projects. Perfect for thoughtful gifts. Hats are a timeless must-have baby item, especially if you have knitted them yourself! This is a fantastic little project book in a handy pocket-size format, so you can even knit on the go!"--Publisher's description.

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Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Kammer, Gina, author
2023

A little girl on her way to visit her grandmother meets a hungry wolf in the forest. Includes factual sidebars, discussion of fairy tale traits, and glossary

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Magic pill : the extraordinary benefits and disturbing risks of the new weight-loss drugs

Magic pill : the extraordinary benefits and disturbing risks of the new weight-loss drugs

Hari, Johann, author
2024

In January 2023, Johann Hari started to inject himself once a week with Ozempic, one of the new drugs that produces significant weight loss. Some predictions suggest that in a few years, a quarter of the North American population will be taking these drugs. Are they a magic solution - or a magic trick? Hari found that along with the drug's massive benefits come twelve significant potential risks. These drugs are about to change our world, for better and for worse. Everybody needs to understand how they work - scientifically, emotionally, and culturally.

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More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

Johansen, Iris, author
2024

Serial killer James Michael Barrett leads a grim parade of police officers, FBI agents, and forensics into the woods of Pine Valley, forty-five miles east of San Diego. At the end of the second week of his high-profile murder trial, he has struck a plea deal with the prosecution: he'll reveal the location of his last victim's body in exchange for the D.A. taking the death penalty off the table. As Barrett points to the spot, they swing the shovels down and hear a strange metallic sound. BOOM! A terrific explosion rocks the woods, killing Barrett and most of the officers instantly. Kendra joins the crowd of law enforcement personnel at the hospital but waiting around isn't her style. She must figure out how the killer did it.

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Only the brave : a novel

Only the brave : a novel

Steel, Danielle, author
2024

As Hitler's rise to power and the violence in her very own town have Sophia Alexander concerned, Sophia becomes increasingly involved in the resistance. Circumstances become increasingly dangerous and personal when Sophia assists her sister's daring escape from Germany. As the political tensions rise and the brutal oppression continues, Sophia is undeterred, risking it all, even her own freedom, as she rises to the challenge of helping those in need - no matter the cost.

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Playing for freedom : the journey of a young Afghan girl

Playing for freedom : the journey of a young Afghan girl

Adiba, Zarifa, 1998- author
2024

As an Afghan girl, Zarifa Adiba's family is poor, her country mired in conflict. But Zarifa perseveres, nurturing her passion for music despite its "sinful" nature in Afghan culture. At sixteen, she gains admission to the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, and at eighteen she becomes the lead violist, conductor, and spokesperson for Zohra, the first all-female orchestra in the Muslim world. Despite Zarifa's accomplishments her future in music demands a reckoning with her life back home. Her so-called bad girl identity puts her at odds with her culture and her family.

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Stray dogs

Stray dogs

Faust, Freya, author
2020


Taste buds : a field guide to cooking and baking with flowers

Taste buds : a field guide to cooking and baking with flowers

Fotheringham, Nikki, author
2024

Many garden-variety flowers are not only lovely to look at, they're also unique additions to any meal. Nikki Fotheringham - gardener, home cook, and forager - grows flowers in the meadow behind her house and turns them into edible products that she sells in her farm store. With over 90 recipes each highlighting the natural flavours of your flowers, all organized in stunning colour-coded chapters. Learn to identify and forage different flowers, from well-known favourites like hibiscus, lavender, peonies, and roses, to unexpected novelties like sumac, cornflowers, cattails, and more

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The three billy goats gruff

The three billy goats gruff

Kammer, Gina, author
2023

Retells the folktale about three billy goats who trick a troll that lives under the bridge. Includes factual sidebars, discussion of fairy tale traits, and glossary

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The three little pigs

The three little pigs

Thielges, Alissa, 1995-, author
2023

Three little pigs leave home and have to deal with a threatening wolf. Includes factual sidebars, discussion of fairy tale traits, and glossary

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An unfinished murder

An unfinished murder

Deveraux, Jude, author
2024

When real estate agent Kate announces she's been given the listing for the town's storied Lachlan House, it sets off alarm bells for retired romance novelist Sara Medlar. The infamous house has a dark history, but Kate doesn't understand what the fuss is about. After stumbling upon a skeleton - a murder victim with connections to her father - Kate wonders if the childhood she can't remember might be one she'd rather forget. With more than one motive in play, every partygoer is a suspect, and Sara is determined to find the culprit, even if it means digging up past secrets she's worked hard to keep buried.

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Upcycled beauty : transform everyday ingredients into no-waste beauty products

Upcycled beauty : transform everyday ingredients into no-waste beauty products

Brightman, Anna (Founder of Upcircle), author
2024

Let cult skincare brand UpCircle show you how to make your own zero-waste balms, masks, butters, bath bits, oils, and scrubs with everyday natural ingredients. Transform leftover coffee grounds into a body scrub, use citrus scraps to make a body oil, use too-far-gone raspberries to make a subtle lip stain, or turn watermelon rinds into a soothing after-sun. Sharing some of the exact recipes that UpCircle use, as well as a great bunch of more off-the-cuff creative ideas, you'll learn how certain ingredients benefit your skin, which ones make you feel calmer, and even how to make your own essential oils.

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Why does it rain? : weather with the very hungry caterpillar

Why does it rain? : weather with the very hungry caterpillar

Carle, Eric, illustrator
2024

"In this nonfiction story, young readers can discover what rain is and why it falls. The miracles of nature come to life in this early-learning series centered around weather, featuring simple text and Eric Carle's classic illustrations!"-- Provided by publisher.

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