BARGAIN BOOK BLOCK #1 – {08-21-2014}

By on August 21, 2014

The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett C. Bruno

The Circuit: Executor Risingby Rhett C. Bruno

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Available through August 22 at

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DESCRIPTION:

In this grim vision of the future it has been centuries since Earth was rendered a barren, volatile wasteland, and humanity now lives along what is known as the Circuit – a network of ships which crisscross contained settlements throughout our solar system. A religious sect known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of The Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left to challenge them, a string of attacks on their freighters forces them to send Sage Volus, a Tribunal Executor, to spy on the their mortal enemies who they believe are the culprits. She quickly infiltrates the ranks of a roguish mercenary named Talon Rayne, who, for his own reasons, is also interested in the raids. Against all her intentions, however, she finds her faith tested by him and his ragtag squad. While they search for answers, the shadowy power behind it all initiates his plan to bring down the Tribune once and for all.

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Above the Bright Blue Sky by Margaret Thornton

Above the Bright Blue Skyby Margaret Thornton

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Available through August 21 at

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Life for Maisie Jackson has been far from happy for a number of years – ever since her mother re-married after her beloved father’s death, and her new stepfather and stepbrother moved into their small terraced house in Armley, Leeds. Suffering abuse at her cruel stepbrother’s hand, and mercilessly tormented by her stepfather, Maisie dreams of escaping to a new life far away. And it seems her dreams are about to come true.It is 1939 and war is suddenly looming dark on the horizon. For many, with memories of the ‘war to end all wars’ still fresh in their minds, this is a horrific and frightening prospect. But for nine-year-old Maisie, it represents her longed-for chance of freedom – maybe she’ll be evacuated to the countryside, to one of the places her father used to tell her about? As the the small market town of Middlebeck in the Yorkshire dales prepares for the arrival of the evacuees, many of the villagers ponder on how they will cope with this sudden influx of visitors. But they are all determined to pull together and welcome the strangers with open arms, eager to ‘do their bit’ for the war effort. In this…

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Heronk by Ronald Richards

Heronkby Ronald Richards

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Available through August 21 at

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DESCRIPTION:

Meet Gustav, a wooden goose decoy whose quest begins with his “creation” at the hands of an old German craftsman in Illinois, 1930.

Over the course of the next half century he is pulled along by the current of rivers, pushed by the energy of providence and influenced by the power of the human spirit.

Through many travels and unexpected travails, his story offers a unique and insightful glimpse into the world of the waterfowler. Who would think that glass eyes, glued into a wooden head, could see the world so clearly?

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Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Yellow Crocusby Laila Ibrahim

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Available through August 21 at

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Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father. As she grows older, Mattie becomes more like family to Lisbeth than her own kin and the girl’s visits to the slaves’ quarters–and their lively and loving community–bring them closer together than ever. But can two women in such disparate circumstances form a bond like theirs without consequence? This deeply moving tale of unlikely love traces the journey of these very different women as each searches for freedom and dignity.

Revised edition: This edition of Yellow Crocus includes editorial revisions.

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Take the Cake by Sandra Wright

Take the Cakeby Sandra Wright

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Available through August 21 at

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Sometimes you just have to take life one cupcake at a time. Kate Shannon is happy with the way things are. Granted she lost her parents at a young age, but she has made a good life for herself which includes a legacy of misheard song lyrics and a malfunctioning gaydar. Kate doesn’t have a Mr. Right, or even a Mr. Right Now, but what she does have is a thriving bakery in Greenwich Village called Take The Cake, and that’s just the way she likes it. Better still is the competition with her barista as they try to outsmart each other every morning with their cupcake/quote war. Firing shots like Woodstock Afterburn and Vegan Rehab is enough to keep her on her toes. Who has time for dating? Across town, Michael Forrester has gone from enjoying the thrill of success to wallowing in the depths of despair. With a collection of critically acclaimed novels in his wake, Michael now spends his days battling writer’s block, avoiding his publisher’s calls whenever possible. With nowhere to go and nothing to write, Michael’s just in time to find exactly what he didn’t know he was looking for. What happens next is what…

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