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History

Susan Wise Bauer

Susan was born in 1968, grew up in Virginia, and was educated at home by pioneering parents, back when home education was still unheard of. She worked as a professional musician, wore a costume at Colonial Williamsburg, toured with a travelling drama group, galloped racehorses at a Virginia racetrack, taught horseback riding, worked in radio and newspaper ad sales, learned enough Korean to teach a Korean...

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Jon Taffer

JON TAFFER is the chairman of Taffer Dynamics and President of the Nightclub & Bar Media Group. He's an industry expert, management guru, and the television star of Spike TV's Bar Rescue. With close to three decades of hands-on experience, Jon is a two-time winner of the Bar Operator of the Year award.

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Winston Groom

Winston F. Groom, Jr., (born March 23, 1944) is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film in 1994.

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Matthew Hart

latest book at your library by this author Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal »

Matthew Hart is the co-author of six Oracle Press titles, from the ill-fated Oracle on Windows 2000: Tips and Techniques (still a great book, but the timing was tragic) to the widely read Oracle RMAN Backup and Recovery series (9i, 10g, and 11g) and Oracle Database 10g High Availability with RAC, Flashback, and Data Guard.His most recent work is the Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g Handbook.Matthew...

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Health, Mind & Body

Scott Sigler

latest book at your library by this author Pandemic: A Novel »

New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is the author of NOCTURNAL, ANCESTOR, INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing; and the co-founder of Dark Øverlord Media, which publishes his Galactic Football League series (THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER, THE ALL-PRO and THE MVP).Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded...

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Wiley Cash

latest book at your library by this author This Dark Road to Mercy: A Novel »

I deeply love my native state of North Carolina, especially its mountains. I hope my love for this region is evident in A Land More Kind Than Home's portrayal of western North Carolina's people, culture, and religious faith. While A Land More Kind Than Home revolves around a young autistic boy who is smothered during a church healing service, the novel's three narrators all represent my experience...

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Barbara Taylor Bradford

latest book at your library by this author Cavendon Hall »

BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORDBarbara Taylor Bradford, OBE is one of the world's best loved storytellers. Her 1979 debut novel, A Woman of Substance, ranks as one of the top-ten bestselling books of all-time, with more than 30 million copies in print. All 25 of her novels to date have been major worldwide bestsellers. Her 26th book, Playing The Game, will be published on October 12th by St. Martin's Press.Bradford...

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Amy Greene

latest book at your library by this author Long Man: A novel »

Amy Greene was born and raised in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Romance

Elizabeth Lowell

latest book at your library by this author Night Diver: A Novel »

NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell has numerous historical and contemporary novels in print, including her four-book series of suspense novels featuring the unforgettable Donovan family--AMBER BEACH, JADE ISLAND, PEARL COVE and MIDNIGHT IN RUBY BAYOU. Ms. Lowell's current release, DEATH ECHO, is Book 5 in her St. Kilda Consulting series and features twin yachts, international gangsters,...

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