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Bound for Canaan by Fergus M. Bordewich

Pub Date: Apr 15, 2005

Bound for Canaan The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul Fergus M. Bordewich Amistad/HarperCollins April 15, 2005 Hardcover/510 pages ISBN: 0-06-052430-8 Buy This Book www.amazon.com       ". . .a true story of heroism and tenacity."               "Bordewich tells the story of The Underground Railroad through Read more »

In Perfect Light by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Pub Date: Apr 2, 2005

  In Perfect Light Benjamin Alire Saenz HarperCollins Publishers Inc. 2005 Trade Paperback/328 pages ISBN: 0-06-077920-9 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   ". . .a delicately patched quilt of rage, sorrow, love, hopelessness, despair and tragedy." "…it hits at the core of human emotions and lingers in the memory for weeks." "His [Saenz] talent as a Read more »

The Bradbury Chronicles by Sam Weller

Pub Date: Apr 1, 2005

  The Bradbury Chronicles Sam Weller William Morrow April 1, 2005 Hardcover/400 pages ISBN: 0-06-054581-X Buy This Book www.amazon.com   "Fact or fiction? The life of Ray Bradbury is a magical blend of both…" "Straightforward, informative, and insightful…" "Live forever!" Mr. Electrico cried, tapping a young Ray Bradbury on the shoulder with his sword. Static Read more »

Freemasons by H. Paul Jeffers

Pub Date: Mar 3, 2005

Buy This Book www.amazon.com Freemasons Inside the World's Oldest Secret Society H. Paul Jeffers Citadel Press 03/03/2005 Hardcover/237 pages ISBN: 0806526629     In Freemasons, H. Paul Jeffers delves into Masonic History to reveal surprising and controversial truths behind this ancient secretive order.           ". . . surprising and controversial truths Read more »

The Effects of Light by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2005

    The Effects of Light Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Warner Books 02/01/2005 Hardcover/350 pages ISBN: 0-446-53329-7 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     ". . controversy erupts and lives are forever altered when a widowed academician allows his two young daughters to pose nude for a series of photographs." ". . .a strong debut novel from a Read more »

What Rough Beast by H. R. Knight

Pub Date: Feb 1, 2005

  What Rough Beast H. R. Knight Dorchester Leisure 02/01/2005 Trade Paperback/374 pages ISBN: 0-8439-5456-6 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   ". . . combines the brash aggressive energy of America and the polish and subtlety of Victorian England . . ." ". . . a demon unleashes a siege of madness into staid Victorian London.&quot Read more »

Savannah by John Jakes

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2005

  Savannah John Jakes Dutton 01/01/2005 Hardcover/289 pages ISBN: 0-525-94803-1 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   "Christmas is a Yankee holiday only fit for slaves . . ." "Savannah . . . creates a world rife with fascinating characters that draw the reader completely into the lives and views of the times." Christmas is a Yankee Read more »

Wives and Sisters by Natalie R. Collins

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2005

  Wives and Sisters Natalie R. Collins St. Martin's Press January 1, 2005 Hardcover/288 pages ISBN: 0-312-33428-1 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   "Dying is easy. Living is hard, especially in the Outer Darkness." ". . . a simple straightforward tale that looks like a mirror-surfaced lake, but underneath the secrets of the human soul boil Read more »

The Butterfly House by Marcia Preston

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2005

  The Butterfly House Marcia Preston MIRA Books January 1, 2005 Hardcover/288 pages ISBN: 0-7783-2135-5 Buy This Book www.amazon.com   ". . . the butterfly, like a young girl, is a fragile creature that lives for only a moment." "As a caterpillar emerges from its cocoon and becomes a beautiful butterfly, so does Marcia Preston?s Read more »

The Family Tree by Carole Cadwalladr

Pub Date: Jan 1, 2005

    The Family Tree Carole Cadwalladr Dutton 1/01/2005 Trade Paperback/390 pages ISBN: 0-525-94842-2 Buy This Book www.amazon.com     "The Family Tree . . . redefines the novel as art and as truth." "Charles Darwin and Gregory Mendel knew a lot about genetics, but they didn?t know American television and culture would change everything.&quot Read more »