Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkin
In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help…and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.
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The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor.
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The award-winning immunogenetics researcher and co-author of Immunotoxicity outlines a new biological paradigm about the origins of such non-communicable diseases as asthma, autism and cancer, arguing in favor of ancient-world dietary practices and protective measures against unsafe chemicals
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Behind the Plate: A Catcher’s View of the Braves Dynasty by Javy Lopez
Popular Atlanta Braves catcher Javier “Javy” Lopez opens up in this autobiography to tell his amazing story, from learning to play baseball on a neighborhood basketball court to his record of 42 home runs in a season by a catcher. The product of a lower-middle-class background in Puerto Rico, Javy had to overcome numerous hardships-not the least of which was a language barrier-to fulfill his destiny as one of the most accomplished catchers of the modern era.
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Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen
In a shadowy antiques shop in Rome, violinist Julia Ansdell happens upon a curious piece of music– the Incendio waltz– and is immediately entranced by its unusual composition. Full of passion, torment, and chilling beauty, and seemingly unknown to the world, the waltz, its mournful minor key, its feverish arpeggios, appear to dance with a strange life of their own.
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