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BLUE CASCADE: A MEMOIR OF LIFE AFTER WAR Scotti, Mike

Marine Lt. Mike Scotti faced harrowing days as a soldier on the front line of Operation Iraqi Freedom. But, the hardest battle he had to face was after the war when he came home. He ignored the depression, heavy drinking, and bouts of violence until the day he found himself contemplating suicide. This is his story of his battle back to life from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


ME THE PEOPLE, OR, ONE MAN'S QUEST TO REWRITE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Bleyer, Kevin

Bleyer, an Emmy-Award winning writer for 'The Daily Show,' says it's long overdue that the United States Constitution be rewritten. It's barely four pages long, was written by farmers more than two centuries ago using the quill of a goose, and has words that are misspelled. This is his quest to rewrite the Constitution, save America--and entertain the masses.


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ARE YOU MY MOTHER? : A COMIC DRAMA Bechdel, Alison

Bechdel's mother was a voracious reader, a music lover, and a passionate amateur actor. But, she was also unhappily married to a closeted gay man. She stopped touching or kissing her daughter goodnight when Alison was seven. Now, Bechdel examines the mother-daughter gulf which influenced most of her life up to the day they settled on a truce. Graphic Novel.


CALLING INVISIBLE WOMEN: A NOVEL Ray, Jeanne

At 50, Clover feels unappreciated. Then one morning she wakes up to discover she's invisible. The sad part is, her family doesn't even notice. The only one who does notice is her friend, Marjorie. Clover also discovers that there are other women like her who were 'invisible' even before they were invisible. She decides to use her invisibility to help herself and others.


CHEMISTRY OF TEARS Carey, Peter

Catherine has learned of the death of her lover of 13 years, but cannot openly grieve because he was a married man. She is rescued by her boss, the only person who knew of the affair, when he assigns her a task that can be completed in isolation, thereby allowing her to grieve. While mourning she brings back to 'life' a 19th-century automaton.


FAMILY CORLEONE Falco, Edward

This prequel to 'The Godfather' continues the story of the Corleone Family. With Prohibition coming to an end in 1933, a battle looms to determine which organizations will survive. Vito Corleone is determined that his family will. He urges his children to get an education, but Sonny, 17, resists insisting that he wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become part of the family business.


LONG EARTH: A NOVEL Pratchett, Terry

Recluse Larry Lynsey has found his desired isolation in the High Meggas, one of the farthest regions in Long Earth, a series of parallel worlds that become increasingly un-Earthlike. He believes he's the only person on the closest ten planets--but he's not really alone! Also stranded in deep space are hapless travelers Anna Shea and Steven Valiente. For Larry, three's a crowd.


OUR LADY OF ALICE BHATTI Hanif, Mohammed

Patients of the Sacred Heart Hospital for All Ailments need a miracle, and Alice Bhatti, a junior nurse, may be just what they're looking for. She seems to have inherited her father's talents for healing. With some coaxing from the patients she finally agrees to help use her 'talent', but she must do so carefully, as her husband is an apprentice to the nefarious 'Gentlemen's Squad' of the police.


RISK AGENT Pearson, Ridley

When a Chinese National working for an American-owned construction company is grabbed off the streets of Shanghai, Rutherford Risk--a firm specializing in the negotiation for, and recovery of hostages, is hired to get the worker back. It sends Grace Chu and John Knox to do its bidding. But, they have a deadline. Can they find the hostage ahead of the deadline without becoming victims themselves?


ROCK STAR IN SEAT 3A: A NOVEL Kargman, Jill

Hazel, who had just turned 30, had everything she could wish for--a great boyfriend, a great job, and a great life in New York. But, great got even better when she found herself sitting next to rock god Finn Schiller on an airplane. She had once admitted to having fantasies about Finn. Was her fantasy about to become a reality?


SMALL FORTUNE Dastgir, Rosie

Harris, a devout Muslim, has an unusual problem. He has received a 'small fortune' in a divorce settlement from an English woman. Viewing it as a burden, he decides he must unload it to someone in his family as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, he signs it away to the least deserving, most prosperous cousin of all, which not only doesn't solve his problems but actually creates more. Debut Novel.


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