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Crooked River

by Valerie Geary
ISBN:9780062326591

Still grieving the sudden death of their mother, Sam and Ollie McAlister move to rural Oregon to live with Bear, their teepee-dwelling, beekeeper father. But shortly after they arrive a young woman is found dead floating in the river and the police arrest their eccentric father as the prime suspect

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Thomas Jefferson

by Jon Meacham
ISBN:978140007664

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives readers Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history.

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Consider the Fork

by Bee Wilson
ISBN:9780465021765

Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious-or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights into how we've prepared and consumed food over the centuries-and how those basic acts have changed our societies, our diets, and our very selves.

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Shelter

by Frances Greenslade
:9781451661101

Their happy family life shattered by their doting father's death and their laughing mother's abandonment, Maggie and Jenny are raised by a childless couple and grow apart in the ensuing years until a shattering crisis compels Maggie to heal their fractured family and find their mother.

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The Professionals

by Owen Laukkanen
ISBN:9780399157899

When a joke about making illicit money escalates to a kidnapping scheme, four friends enjoy the proceeds of a low-risk operation until they abduct the wrong target and capture the attentions of the law and a vengeful organized-crime ring.

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