The Dusty Bookshelf

The items have been on the shelf for a while and are ready to be checked out again! See what we have on our “dusty bookshelf.”

Witch Cradle

January, 1951, while the country is in the grip of war in Korea, the threat of nuclear annihilation, and Senator Joe McCarthy, the residents of St. Adele, Michigan are more concerned with staying warm and shoveling snow, until a bizarre ice storm brings down a towering pine. Entangled in its roots is evidence that leads Constable John McIntire to the abandoned farmstead of a young couple who had supposedly left the community years before, part of an exodus of Finnish-Americans gone off to build a workers’ Utopia in the Soviet republic of Karelia. McIntire’s fears are realized when he discovers two bodies, buried sixteen years in an unused cistern.

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Victoria Victorious

In this unforgettable novel of Queen Victoria, Jean Plaidy re-creates a remarkable life filled with romance, triumph, and tragedy.

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Love & Friendship

The beautiful widow Susan Vernon has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

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Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers

A two-disc compilation of African American poetry, Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like the Rivers digs deep to unearth a wealth of unheard and rare material spanning almost the entire 20th century. The collection features some of the greatest names in black literature – Langston Hughes, Ishmael Reed, Nikki Giovanni, Gwendolyn Brooks, Gil Scott-Heron, Maya Angelou, Rita Dove, W.E.B. DuBois, and more.
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Life under the microscope as an African-American

Author James M. Mosley shares his own tale in his autobiographical book, Life Under the Microscope as An African American. From his birth in 1929 until the present, he details the significant moments of his and his family’s life. Granted, it was not an easy existence, going through events such as the Great Depression, World War II, the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement, raising a family, having grandchildren and great grandchildren, gaining and losing friends, and many others.

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The Armies of Memory

Giraut Leones, special agent for the human Thousand Cultures’ shadowy Office of Special Plans, is turning fifty–and someone is trying to kill him. Now, returning to his native Nou Occitan, Giraut will encounter violence and treachery from human and artificial consciousnesses alike. As bigotry and mob violence erupt throughout the rapidly destabilizing interstellar situation, Giraut will be called on the make the ultimate sacrifice, for the sake of civilization itself.

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The Death of Love: A Peter McGarr Mystery

A first-time father at fifty-one, Irish police chief Peter McGarr takes his infant daughter and feisty wife to a country resort, where he is commissioned to investigate the murder of a high-powered banker.

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One woman’s path to health : a guide to healthy living

This book provides a roadmap for healthy living, made simple. Readers will be inspired to pay closer attention to what they eat and how it impacts the way they feel. Food is highlighted as an exceptional tool for healing the body through one woman’s miraculous story of overcoming Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus.

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Legacy of the Light

“Legacy of the Light” is a historical thriller about two generations of lighthouse keepers at Race Rock Lighthouse off the shore of New London, Connecticut. “Legacy” is a story of how the past influences the present, of fathers and sons, failure, guilt, love, and redemption. The story begins in 1907 and continues in 1938, when the hurricane of the century bears down on this man-made island in the middle of the sea. Those trapped at Race Rock – the keeper, his fiancée, and a mysterious stranger – must fight the forces of nature and the demons within that threaten to destroy them. “Legacy of the Light” draws readers into a fastpaced story full of twists and turns

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Chasing Che: a motorcycle journey in search of the Guevara legend

Here is the unforgettable story of a wanderer’s quest for food, shelter, and wisdom. Here, too, is the portrait of a continent whose dreams of utopia give birth not only to freedom fighters, but also to tyrants whose methods include torture and mass killing. Masterfully detailed, insightful, unforgettable, Chasing Che transfixes us with the glory of the open road, where man and machine traverse the unknown in search of the spirit’s keenest desires.

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