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Blood in the water : a true story of revenge in the Maritimes

Blood in the water : a true story of revenge in the Maritimes

Cameron, Silver Donald, 1937-2020, author
2020

In June 2013, three upstanding citizens of a small Cape Breton town cold-bloodedly murdered their neighbour, Phillip Boudreau, at sea. Boudreau was funny and frightening, loathed, loved, and feared. Boudreau seemed invincible, a miscreant who would plague the village forever. Silver Donald Cameron, a resident of the area since 1971, argues that the Boudreau killing was a direct reaction to credible and dire threats that the authorities were powerless to neutralize. As many local people have said, if those fellows hadn't killed him, someone else would have.

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Good dogs don't make it to the South Pole

Good dogs don't make it to the South Pole

Thyvold, Hans Olav, author
2020

Told through the eyes of the very grumpy yet lovable mutt, Tassen. When his human companion, Major Thorkildsen, dies, Tassen and Mrs. Thorkildsen are left alone. The poor mutt mourns Major by eating too many treats, and Mrs. T by drinking too much. But the quiet days Tassen and Mrs. T spend together are disrupted by the arrival of her son and daughter in-law as they plan to send Mrs. T to a nursing home. As he contemplates his own fate, he shudders to think what might happen to him. Inspired by Roald Amundsen and his dogs, this unlikely pair are ready to take on anything life throws at them.

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Life is in the transitions : mastering change at any age

Life is in the transitions : mastering change at any age

Feiler, Bruce, 1964- author
2020

The idea that we'll have one job, one relationship, one source of happiness is hopelessly outdated. Yet many people feel overwhelmed by this change. We're concerned that our lives are not what we expected; that we're living life out of order. Bruce Feiler introduces the fresh, pressing vision of the nonlinear. Drawing on an extraordinary trove of insights, Feiler offers a powerful, new transition toolkit with original strategies for coping with the difficult, painful, or unsettling times of life.

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Little disasters : a novel

Little disasters : a novel

Vaughan, Sarah, 1972- author
2020

When Jess Curtis, an affluent, stay-at-home mother, turns up at the ER one night with her baby girl, pediatrician Liz Trenchard immediately prompts suspicion. The ten-month-old has a blow to the head her mother doesn't seem to have noticed, and Jess has a story that doesn't stack up. Meanwhile, Liz is riddled with doubt as she confronts secrets held by her mother, whose neglect not only led to a childhood tragedy involving her brother but raises questions about another baby Liz half-remembers from thirty-five years ago.

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The lost and found bookshop

The lost and found bookshop

Wiggs, Susan, author
2020

In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother's charming but financially strapped bookshop. She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather Andrew. But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline. To Natalie's surprise, her time of mourning becomes an unexpected journey of discoveries and revelations, from unearthing artifacts hidden in the bookshop's walls, to discovering the truth about her family, her future, and her own heart.

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The Nemesis manifesto

The Nemesis manifesto

Lustbader, Eric, author
2020

Evan Ryder is a lone wolf, a field agent for a black-ops arm of the DOD, who has survived unspeakable tragedy and dedicated her life to protecting her country. When her fellow agents begin to be systematically eliminated, Evan must unravel the thread that ties them all together - and before her name comes up on the kill list.

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Splitting : The Inside Story on Headaches - Why We Get Them, What They Tell Us, and What We Can Do.

Splitting : The Inside Story on Headaches - Why We Get Them, What They Tell Us, and What We Can Do.

Ellison, Amanda.
2019

Packed with practical advice and information from a neurologist - from what causes migraines to how sinus pain happens to whether we should just reach for the painkillers and ignore the root causes - this is a fascinating, accessible guide to headaches, with some practical advice along the way. Print run 25,000.

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Survival instincts : a novel

Survival instincts : a novel

Waite, Jen, author
2020

"By the bestselling author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing, a haunting thriller about a mother and daughter who need to draw strength from each other when they find themselves trapped in a cabin with a man who wants to either control them--or kill them."-- Provided by publisher.

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The vacation

The vacation

Logan, T. M., author
2020

It was supposed to be the perfect vacation, dreamed up by Kate as the ideal way to turn 40: four best friends and their husbands and children, spending a week in a luxurious villa under the blazing sunshine of Provence. But there is trouble in paradise. Kate suspects that her husband is having an affair-and that the other woman is one of her best friends. One of these women is willing to sacrifice years of friendship and destroy her family. But which one?

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A walk along the beach

A walk along the beach

Macomber, Debbie, author
2020

Inseparable since the sudden loss of their mother as teenagers, Willa and Harper Lakey are perfect opposites. Willa enjoys her peaceful routine as a café owner in their quaint, coastal hometown of Oceanside, Washington. But when a handsome customer shows interest in Willa, Harper urges her sister to take a chance on love. Just as Willa begins to explore the possibilities, Harper receives crushing news that threatens to bring everything to a screeching halt.

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The woman before Wallis : a novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and royal scandal

The woman before Wallis : a novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and royal scandal

Turnbull, Bryn, author
2020

In the summer of 1926, when Thelma Morgan marries Viscount Duke Furness she's immersed in a gilded world of extraordinary wealth and privilege. In a twist of fate, her marriage to Duke leads her to fall headlong into a love affair with Edward, Prince of Wales. But happiness is fleeting, and their love is threatened when Thelma's sister, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, becomes embroiled in a scandal with far-reaching implications. As Thelma sails to New York to support Gloria, she leaves Edward in the hands of her trusted friend Wallis, never imagining the consequences that will follow.

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