The Briar Club

The Briar Club
Author: Kate Quinn
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2024-07-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0063244764

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Diamond Eye and The Rose Code returns with a haunting and powerful story of female friendships and secrets in a Washington, DC, boardinghouse during the McCarthy era. Washington, DC, 1950. Everyone keeps to themselves at Briarwood House, a down-at-the-heels all-female boardinghouse in the heart of the nation’s capital where secrets hide behind white picket fences. But when the lovely, mysterious widow Grace March moves into the attic room, she draws her oddball collection of neighbors into unlikely friendship: poised English beauty Fliss, whose facade of perfect wife and mother covers gaping inner wounds; policeman’s daughter Nora, who finds herself entangled with a shadowy gangster; frustrated baseball star Beatrice, whose career has come to an end along with the women’s baseball league of WWII; and poisonous, gung-ho Arlene, who has thrown herself into McCarthy’s Red Scare. Grace’s weekly attic-room dinner parties and window-brewed sun tea become a healing balm on all their lives, but she hides a terrible secret of her own. When a shocking act of violence tears the house apart, the Briar Club women must decide once and for all: who is the true enemy in their midst? Capturing the paranoia of the McCarthy era and evoking the changing roles for women in postwar America, The Briar Club is an intimate and thrilling novel of secrets and loyalty put to the test. A beautiful, foil cover, first edition.

The Official Preppy Handbook

The Official Preppy Handbook
Author: Lisa Birnbach
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1980
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780894801402

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Death in Texas

Death in Texas
Author: Carlton Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1999-07-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780312970758

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A true story of marriage, money and murder.

The Briar Patch

The Briar Patch
Author: Carl Ernest Osterhout
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2009-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1434995771

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Red Scare

Red Scare
Author: Don E. Carleton
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2014-02-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 0292758553

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Winner of the Texas State Historical Association Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, this authoritative study of red-baiting in Texas reveals that what began as a coalition against communism became a fierce power struggle between conservative and liberal politics.

Secret Sweets

Secret Sweets
Author: Connie Shelton
Publisher: Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2024-07-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 164914184X

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Samantha Sweet’s husband, Beau, gets a call from a cousin he hasn’t seen in decades. Cecelia’s husband was recently murdered, and the local cops in their small town haven’t come up with a single suspect. She knows it wasn’t the random act of violence they’re claiming; Mark had been digging into something mysterious at his workplace and no one knows what kind of secrets he may have uncovered. Sam and Beau are on the road to Oklahoma to figure it out. Creston is a typical small town and no one wants to believe there’s a killer in their midst. But someone is hiding a secret that’s probably worth millions of dollars. And as Beau always says—behind most murders there’s a connection to either territory, love, or money. He and Sam just have to sort through the various suspects and motives to figure it out before the killer turns it back on them. Can they manage to catch the killer and still get home in time for the Thanksgiving holiday in Taos? Readers are raving about these lighthearted, relaxing, well-written books—Samantha may not be young, beautiful or have the perfect body, but she is intelligent, independent, and hard working, the kind of person you feel you already know. ~ ~ ~ Praise for Connie Shelton’s previous mysteries: “The best yet!! Not only was Sweet Magic fantastic, it left me dying to see where life is headed for Samantha and her family! Heart-gripping, fast-paced, and amazing.” – J.J. 5-stars, online review “LOVE, LOVE these books!” —5 stars, online review “Fantastic! Impossible to put down!” – 5 stars, Amazon reader “Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life.” —Albuquerque Journal “Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.” —The Midwest Book Review

Staying Out

Staying Out
Author: Jean Shorney
Publisher: M-Y Books Limited
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2012-08-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1909271756

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Christina O'Donnell is beautiful and feisty, brought up into an impoverished existence in the criminal world of London's East End. Set against the backdrop of 1980's London underworld, Christy is released from prison after perpetrating an armed robbery with her lover, Rick Marelli. The money is still out there, and Christy knows that if she can get to it, she can escape the underworld. As she continues her search, the network of criminal tentacles close around her. Can she keep running, or should she stay to make a life with her new lover? A new lover unaware of her past.

Club Director

Club Director
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008
Genre: Club

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Three by 33

Three by 33
Author: Malcolm D. Hawk
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2011-11-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1465369058

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This is the story of my lifeat least its first 70 years. I am writing it so that my three children and my three granddaughters may know something about my background and theirs. It is the type of book I wish my parents had written, as there is so much about their lives I do not know but sincerely wish I did. Since I am telling this tale, much depends on my memory of events, my interpretation of them, and the details of those I select to include as well as those left out. I have tried to be candid and accurate and honest, to include some of the good (of which there is much) and some of the not so good (of which, fortunately, there is much less). I hope that those who read these pages will find some information to interest them and some that is new that will add to their understanding.