Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fiona Debuts With a Bang

October 31, 2012
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Fiona Thorn is an ornery orphan – with an expertise in explosives. When Fiona sets out to rescue her imprisoned friend Jaydin Rowan, she wants nothing more than a few sleeping guards and a satchel full of Blast. What she gets is a run-in with three bickering princesses that puts all four girls on the wrong side of a locked dungeon door. So now, in Jen Barton‘s book for young readers, “Fiona Thorn and the…

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An Ancient Evil Is On The Rise

October 29, 2012
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A group of adolescents comes together from across the world to study the finer points of diplomacy and governance with the Circle of Tivedon, the teaching elders at the school. But soon there are troubled tidings — an ancient evil is on the rise, threatening to plunge the land into darkness once again. This triggers a series of events that eventually leads to a hasty flight of the students under cover of darkness. With foes…

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Shipwrecked. Rescued. Forever Changed.

October 26, 2012
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It is 1841, the height of America’s Golden Age of Whaling and the waning days of the rule of the Shogunate in Japan, which has been closed to foreigners for 250 years. In G.L. Tysk‘s novel “The Sea-God at Sunrise,” a young Japanese fisherman named Shima, and his younger brother Takao, are out on a routine fishing expedition when a freak typhoon hits. They wind up shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. Their rescue by a…

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The Unique Courage of One Mother

October 24, 2012
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The New York Times once called Susan Torres “Single Mother, Creator of Miracles.” Susan’s story begins in Brooklyn, where she was raised in the ’60s in a drug infested, abusive home. She left home as a teenager, and soon was a mother herself. Against the odds, Susan extricated her young family from another drug-shadowed environment and a subsequent abusive relationship by dint of raw courage and determination. Her new memoir “Living on Three Spoons” chronicles…

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Stealing The Box Was The Easy Part

October 17, 2012
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Airships, sky-pirates, smugglers and soldiers… Katherine McIntyre‘s new steampunk adventure “An Airship Named Desire” introduces us to Bea, who has run away from home and joined an airship crew that specializes in smuggling. Ever since their last botched smuggling job, First Mate Bea and the crew can barely afford fuel, let alone a barrel of grog. So when a gentleman from Old Germany offers them a fortune to steal a locked box from a British…

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An Appetite for Adventure

October 15, 2012
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Meet Spinks Webb. He’s thirty-four, lives in his widowed father’s basement, and suffers from a fear of leaving his hometown, which he blames on his ex-fiancee, a woman who broke up with him – twelve years ago. Some might call Spinks a loser. But the man has heart, and he also has a unique talent. Turns out Spinks Webb can consume vast amounts of food in short periods of time – hard-boiled eggs and hot…

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