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All the Queen's Men: A Novel (Her Majesty the Queen Investigates #2) By SJ Bennett Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063051140
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Published: William Morrow - March 1st, 2022

"I admit it! I am a royal watcher. Queen Elizabeth was a wonderful woman!  That’s why this book was so much fun. A murder has happened in Buckingham Palace and the Queen helps to solve it. She even hides in a closet to eaves drop on the bad guys." - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer


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The Rich Part of Life: A Novel By Jim Kokoris Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312300708
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 16th, 2002

"This is the story of a family with an eccentric father, a deadbeat uncle, a grandfather who makes a living impersonating a vampire, and two little boys. Their lives are changed when they win $190 million in the lottery. There is a perfect balance between humor and pathos. The unexpected turn of events make this book intriguing and heartwarming." - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer


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This Is Happiness By Niall Williams Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635576313
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 31st, 2021

"A heartwarming story of the residents of the small Irish Parish when electricity is finally brought to their community. Along with the electricity, a 17-year-old boy with secrets comes to town. This is a tale of young love and the universal challenge of embracing a changing world. Williams’ description of the characters and the Irish countryside is almost magical." - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer


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Anxious People: A Novel By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501160844
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Published: Washington Square Press - July 6th, 2021

"This is a funny, yet profound story of a bank robbery gone wrong. Backman makes you laugh while he wonderfully gives insights into the human condition.  I enjoyed every page!" - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer


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From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran By Jacqueline Saper Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781640121171
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Published: Potomac Books - October 1st, 2019

"A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the causes of the turmoil in one of the most volatile regions of the world. This true story is an easy-to-read biography of a young woman’s experience during the Iranian revolution. The complicated politics of the time become very personal through her story." - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer


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The Girl on the Train: A Novel By Paula Hawkins Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634024
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 12th, 2016

"A classic murder mystery that really held my attention. I literally couldn’t put it down." - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer


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Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

"I read this book one chapter at a time and then I read each chapter again! The author opened my eyes to the wonders of the natural world. Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, college professor and member of the Potawatomi Nation. Her descriptions and stories touch your soul." - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer


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A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America By Tony Horwitz Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780312428327
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Published: Picador - April 27th, 2009

"This amazing book is a history of the New World’s relationship with the first European explorers. It is also a fascinating modern-day travelog. Horwitz describes encounters from the 1400s-1600s, and then shows how those encounters are reflected in America today. Great read if you are excited by history." - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer


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Moloka'i: A Novel By Alan Brennert Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312304355
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 4th, 2004

"This book is a vivid picture of Hawaii before it became a tourist attraction. It is also the moving story of a young girl whose disease results in her being confined to a leper colony. What you might expect to be a depressing story is instead an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and victory." - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer


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The Piano Tuner: A Novel By Daniel Mason Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781400030385
Published: Vintage - August 19th, 2003

"I love stories that take me to far away places. This book tells the story of an English piano tuner who is hired during the late 1800s to travel to Southeast Asia to repair a very rare and mysterious piano. His journey from London to the tropical jungles of Asia is full of fascinating characters and experiences. The twists and turns in the plot keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end." - Barb, Read Between The Lynes Staffer