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Something deadly lurks at the bottom of Wounded Horse Lake. County department of natural resources biologist Jack Burrows and his best friend Hank Klein are blissfully unaware of the danger as they set out to do an exploratory dive into the otherwise pristine body of water one weekend. A few minutes into the dive, the two friends spot something strange on the bottom. Hank goes in closer to investigate. Moments later, Jack sees his buddy rocketing toward the surface. He realizes right away that something has gone seriously wrong with the experienced scuba diver. A rapid ascent from such a depth can lead to decompression sickness (a.k.a. “the bends”) or even death.

Struggling to come to terms with the accident, Jack launches an investigation into what he and Hank saw down there and who might be responsible. Little does he realize where that investigation will lead. Like the tiny mountain lake itself, he comes to see that deadly secrets are lurking just beneath the surface—of his family as well as the otherwise idyllic community of Montville, where he lives. With the fate of so many resting in his hands, Jack must decide between perpetuating a terrible cover-up or revealing the truth and putting the future of his family and his entire community in peril.

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Richard Burkhart 119734000029860732 2016-09-28 17:06:01.465430 Fiction, Mystery & Detective/Fiction, Technological/Fiction
The Three Coins

Toronto, 1951 – Irishman Tom Corbert sits in his rented room and turns an unopened letter over in his hands. The envelope has stamps from all over the world on it, stamps that trace the journey he’s been on for the last decade. The letter has followed him all the way from his past, from Ireland.

And it’s calling him home.

But Tom is not the only one being summoned. Also in Toronto is Bob Ward, a soft hearted but hard fisted man with whom Tom is familiar mostly through barroom brawls. And someone in Ireland has business with him, too.

The two men independently journey back home to Ireland to unravel a tragic mystery that stretches back almost twenty years—one that will change both their lives forever.

A love letter to the pastoral Ireland and rugged Canada of an earlier generation that draws inspiration from the author’s own life, The Three Coins is a comic, heart-warming tale of coincidence and connection that explores the legacy of tragedy and the power of community.

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Christopher (Bob) Lohan 119734000034394183 2016-09-27 19:51:52.566690 History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867 To Present)/Family & Relationships, Siblings
More Than A House

“More than a House” is a challenge to the idea that a home is more than four walls and a front door. In this three part collection, the author explores what it is to spend years looking for and creating places and things to call home. It is an intentionally transparent handful of honesty and lessons in the form of apologies and gratitude and lullabies. This anthology serves as an invitation to remember the many places that tcontinue to invite us back home.

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Lauren Beacom 119734000036231011 2016-09-27 19:45:56.135210 Poetry, Subjects & Themes, Death, Grief, Loss/Self-Help, Personal Growth, Self-Esteem/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
The Witchdoctor Paradox

Tshiremba, the great witchdoctor, has a ruthless scheme to subjugate the Zulus of kwaZulu — Natal to his own ends in the “New” South Africa. Dr. Philemon Thlabati, is a thorn in his side, and Tshiremba is not above using ancient witchcraft to destroy his enemies.

But the life of Philemon Thlabati is also influenced by powerful forces; and centuries old Zulu stories foretell of a destiny that must be fulfilled. Philemon and his friends set out on a quest to solve the mystery of a lost tribe; and along the way they find adventure, unexpected romance, and the legacy of a princess.

The setting for this tale is the beautiful rolling hills, mountains and rivers of Zululand, South Africa — Shaka Zulu’s former domain. There, an epic battle between good and evil is fought with clubs, spears and cunning; and by summoning the precocious spirits of the ancestors.

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Barry Tyrrell 119734000022723217 2016-09-27 19:36:30.460280 Fiction, Cultural Heritage/Fiction, African American/Fiction, Action & Adventure
Talk Matters!: Saving the World One Word at a Time; Solving Complex Issues Through Brain Science, Mindful Awareness and Effective Process

We create the present and future in our meetings and conversations every day. What can we do to increase the likelihood that we’re creating a future that we all want? We can start by talking more constructively and productively about what matters to us all.

After decades of advising groups in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, process design and facilitation expert Mary V. Gelinas has integrated her best knowledge of brain and behavioral sciences, mindful awareness, and effective process to create Talk Matters! Her eight essential practices offer us ways to avoid getting hijacked by our survival instincts, engage with people who differ from us, and open ourselves, our businesses, and our communities to real, lasting change. As she explains, good process can help us work better together to do good things for the world.

In this highly readable and accessible book, Gelinas uses real-world examples to illustrate the practices that can help you start achieving life-serving results in your interactions as a leader, participant, or facilitator today.

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Mary V. Gelinas 119734000026305313 2016-09-27 19:33:23.873060 Self-Help, Communication & Social Skills/Body, Mind & Spirit, Mindfulness & Meditation/Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
Christmas Magic

Follow a young man named Nick and his romance with an attractive librarian named Crystal during the panic of 1857 that tumbles forward when he finds a little red chest that holds magic. Are certain townspeople in on the mystery or is it just a coincidence? How do reindeer get their magic to fly? What was in the chocolate that subdued the pirates? Why was Nick orphaned as a young lad? What is Snowfunland all about and is it a magical place? Read on to find out!

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Edward J. Hawkins 119734000003372590 2016-09-26 18:04:24.693250 Fiction/Fiction, Fantasy/Fiction, Fantasy, Historical
Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME

The onset can be fast and shocking or slow and insidious. It can happen to anyone at any age. A flu, a vaccination, or an infection can be the innocent beginnings to the potentially life-long and disabling illness called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), which is more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or ME/CFS in North America.

In the mid 1980s, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was called in by concerned doctors who were witnessing an influx of patients with a mysterious illness. Eventually the CDC labeled the condition “chronic fatigue syndrome” which turned out to be very misleading. Decades later, in 2016, health agencies are finally beginning to agree with international experts that ME/CFS is a serious, chronic, multi-system illness.

Through artwork, poetry, story-telling, and meticulous research, Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME takes readers into the fascinating, yet frightening, landscape of ME/CFS. Author Valerie Free shares her personal experiences and delivers illuminating first-hand perspectives from patients, caregivers, journalists, and medical professionals from within the global community in short easy-to-read segments. These stories reveal the disgrace, controversy, and tragedy of worldwide neglect by political and health care systems, leaving ME/CFS research underfunded and millions of people marginalized, sick, and socially unsupported.

Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME advocates for those too ill to speak out, abounds with patient resources, and offers realistic hope for the future. People living with this illness, along with their family and friends, will find compassion and camaraderie in its pages. This book reaches beyond the ME/CFS community exposing the themes of human suffering, resilience, and the need for social change.

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Valerie Free 119734000025047319 2016-09-26 18:02:26.114410 Health & Fitness, Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Health & Fitness, Diseases
From Hockey to Baseball: I kept them in stitches

Ken Carson’s career as rink rat, athletic trainer and executive has spanned sixty years from junior hockey to the NHL and from major-league baseball to the minors. Carson has sharpened skates with Bobby Orr as his helper; been frightened out of a wrestling ring by Yukon Eric; lived at the arena in Rochester, N.Y.; stitched up players for the Pittsburgh Penguins; celebrated the Blue Jays’ first AL East championship on the turf of Exhibition Stadium as the team trainer who doubled as director of team travel. He was the first trainer for two expansion teams in two sports, the Penguins and the Blue Jays, participating in the 1976 NHL All-Star Game and the 1980 MLB All-Star Game. In 1987, Carson became the Blue Jays’ director of Florida operations, which included the role of general manager of the Class A team at Dunedin. As a respected minor-league executive, he became president of the Class A Florida State League in 2015. Carson’s story, as told to Toronto sports writer Larry Millson, offers a unique perspective of sports over the generations.

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Ken Carson 119734000026751389 2016-09-23 21:36:08.863760 Biography & Autobiography/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Sports & Recreation
The Echinacea Herb Story: Tradition Meets Modern Science

Echinacea has become one of the best selling herbs in North America and Europe, and is frequently advocated for the prevention and treatment of colds and ’flu, and related respiratory diseases. Traditional uses implied that it was also useful in the treatment of many other diseases as well. How did Echinacea acquire its popularity, and is it justified? Is there scientific evidence from research laboratories or from clinical trials to back up the claims made by the manufacturers? Yes, to some degree. There has been substantial basic research on Echinacea recently, much of it in the Author’s laboratory.

But not all Echinacea preparations are the same, and they will probably not work for everybody, for reasons that are explained. One reason why herbal medicines such as Echinacea appeal to consumers is that they look critically at the

western pharmaceutical alternatives, and their inherent problems. We have antibiotics, which are potentially lifesaving

chemicals, but which have been applied excessively in humans and their livestock, resulting in global antibioticresistant bacteria. We have questionable vaccines. And of course we are continually producing toxic drugs with numerous side effects, some lethal (“Death by Medicine” has become an acceptable phrase). Professor Hudson attempts to explain all this in language suitable for the general reader, with some help from accompanying light-hearted anecdotes.

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James B Hudson 119734000035424436 2016-09-23 17:54:54.549270 Health & Fitness, Herbal Medications/Medical, Alternative Medicine/Science, Life Sciences, Botany
Tour de Mort: A Danutia Dranchuk Mystery

Sinister “accidents” threaten the Tour de Rock, a thousand-kilometre cycle ride to raise money for children’s cancer. Spurred on by her young nephew’s leukemia, RCMP Corporal Danutia Dranchuk has signed up as a rider but soon finds herself investigating. Events take a startling turn when people close to Danutia become caught up in a web of speculation and murder that she seems powerless to untangle.

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Kay Stewart 119734000031834017 2016-09-23 17:49:14.596200 Fiction, Mystery & Detective/Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths/Fiction, Crime
The Islands of Fortune and Misfortune

In 1620, teenager Ethan Williams sails from England to Canada to hunt sea cows in order to help support his struggling family. Ethan takes to the life quickly and learns everything he can from his uncle Cedric, the men, the ship’s captain, and a local native tribe, which includes the beautiful and mysterious Aponi. But a powerful storm separates Ethan from his crew on the eve of their departure, and he soon finds himself stranded. With only a few leftover supplies, a wild dog as a companion, and the skills he’s learned along the way, Ethan has to find a way to survive the winter so he can rendezvous with the ship when it returns the following year. But it’s more than just the lack of food and shelter that he has to cope with; there are also violent natives, pirates, freezing temperatures... and the French. The Islands of Fortune and Misfortune is a smart and exciting tale of one boy’s ingenuity in the face of incredible adversity and his determination to see the spring and the faces of his family again.

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Winston Clarke 119734000033673311 2016-09-23 17:42:17.838940 Young Adult Fiction, Historical, Exploration & Discovery/Young Adult Fiction, Action & Adventure, Survival Stories/Young Adult Fiction, People & Places, Canada
History of the Coptic Orthodox People and the Church of Egypt

Egypt was trampled by almost every great power in the world. Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Turks, French, and English. Each came with their own agenda, greed and avarice. looting and pillaging the riches of Egypt, In many instances the proud people resisted staunchly, but in many others they fell to their invaders. The Egyptians adopted Christianity early on, after the evangelist martyr Saint Mark visited the country. Christianity flowed in Egypt like the River Nile that flows through the arid dessert and rapidly transformed its people into ardent believers, saints and martyrs for the sake of their savior. This is the story of the Copt Christians of Egypt, they still inhabit the narrow Nile Valley till today, against all odds. The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt still persist on this spot of land in spite of centuries of marginalizing, ostracizing and sanctioned persecutions. This book tells the story of the Copts of Egypt throughout the ages, the descendants of the great Pharaohs of Egypt.

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Robert Morgan 119734000024921081 2016-09-23 17:33:06.262930 Religion, Christianity, Orthodox/Religion, Christian Church, History/History, Middle East, Egypt
Cats Everywhere

Cats can be entertaining and fun. This book tells how our cats have entertained us and themselves for the past few years. It is a summary of things that they have done and I had a lot of fun reliving the events by writing the book. Amanda had fun illustrating the book as she has been around the cats since they were little too and remembers all the fun things they have done.

Some to the antics they have been known to do are sleep in the bathroom sink, eat food that was meant for us, hide in the closets and climb all over the clothing, and jump on shelves that we never thought they could make it to. They sleep with us and often take up more than their share of the bed and if they think they are not getting enough room, they are just as likely to lay on top of us. It does disrupt our sleep but, the other side of that is we get to see the moon and stars that we would not normally see when sleeping. Yes, Cats Everywhere certainly fits in our home and we love having them. They purr so nicely. Hopefully you will enjoy the book.

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Heather Hueging 119734000033477472 2016-09-23 17:21:06.690940 Juvenile Fiction, Animals/Juvenile Fiction/Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Cats
Ken Ora and the Orchestra

Ken Ora was a boat who always wanted to be a musician. One day, his dream came true. The events in this story were inspired by an actual event.

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Fran Myles 119734000029787670 2016-09-21 20:16:48.328660 Juvenile Fiction, Transportation, Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft/Juvenile Fiction, Performing Arts, Music/Juvenile Fiction
The Catching Of A Killer: La job de "Ti-Luc Landry"

On September 1, 1997, Ronald Lougheed’s body was discovered in a wooded area in Windsor, Ontario. He had been shot in the head with a single .22 caliber bullet.

Initially, the police had few leads, but things started to come together when a local salvage yard operator informed them of a 1979 White Buick Riviera with traces of blood inside. The blood matched Lougheed’s. After arresting and interrogating the vehicle’s owner, Ken Legace, a member of Windsor’s West End Gang, police narrowed down their list of suspects to two: Wayne Joseph “Wahoo” Ross and William Murdoch Mackenzie, both members of the West End Gang.

Now to prove their guilt.

To do so, they needed someone who could infiltrate the West End Gang; someone whom the gang members would trust, who came from their home region of northern New Brunswick.

Enter Josh Ouellette, a.k.a. Ti-Luc Landry: an undercover officer with the Bathurst Police Force. A veteran of many undercover operations throughout eastern Canada and a native of the same region as the crew of the alleged killer(s), Josh was the perfect man for the job. But catching Lougheed’s murderer would still be a difficult and perilous task every step of the way.

Written from a vivid, first-person perspective, Josh details each stage of the operation, including the anguish and fear he experienced as he attempted to infiltrate the gang and bring Ronald Lougheed’s killer to justice. What emerges is a true crime story of the highest caliber that will keep you riveted right up to the last page.

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Josh Ouellette 119734000033080275 2016-09-21 20:08:09.750480 True Crime, Murder, Serial Killers/True Crime/True Crime, Murder
Goodbye, Rudy Kazoody

Who is the mysterious Rudy Kazoody, and what, if anything, did he have to do with the events that occurred to a group of teenagers during one fateful summer in New York City’s Bronx neighborhood in the early 1960s?

Growing up is difficult enough. But when you’re a recent immigrant arriving in a country that is going through its own coming-of-age process, fueled by rock ‘n’ roll, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, free love, the pill, LSD, and the Cold War, it’s downright confusing, and for some—lethal.

With the various upheavals shaking America to its core, Joey, whose family emigrated to the Bronx from Italy’s Apennine Mountains, struggles to retain his innocent, optimistic outlook on life as he and the other young teenagers on Arthur Avenue—virtually all of whom also come from immigrant, working-class families—try to find their place in this new order.

From the euphoria of first love to the despair of dashed dreams and betrayal, Joey emerges from the summer sadder but wiser in this romantic, mysterious, and nostalgic tale. Behind it all lurks the mysterious Rudy Kazoody, an enigma that Joey feels he must solve or else remain forever just outside the inner circle of life and love.

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A.A. Freda 119734000033317027 2016-09-21 20:00:30.809900 Fiction, Coming Of Age/Fiction/Fiction, Urban Life
Three Weeks Less a Day

John George Mortimer is at the top of his game. The company he built from the ground up is now one of the largest in the world, and exciting developments promise to broaden its reach into even bigger markets. He prides himself on making good decisions and surrounding himself with strong, capable people, but after learning he has developed breast cancer, he realizes he must quickly find a worthy successor.

He challenges his top executives to develop radical game-changer business strategies that should make it easy for his board of directors to choose one of them. Despite careful preparation, his plan begins to unravel almost immediately. Organized crime, sexual misadventures, and personal tragedy combine to complicate his efforts to select a new CEO. Even as he lies in recovery from cancer treatments, he is forced to battle against shadowy interests who seek to take away the fruit of his life’s work.

Three Weeks Less a Day is a fast-paced international business thriller that takes us inside the lives of high-powered executives and the lengths they will go to achieve results. It is a story of how quickly things can change at the highest levels of corporate leadership, and how easily lives can crumble in pursuit of power and control.

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Gary D. McGugan 119734000031488089 2016-09-21 19:38:54.894620 Fiction, Thrillers/Fiction/Fiction, Thrillers, Suspense
Jack the Ripper: A Modern-Day Twist on a Murderous Rampage: Book # 2 of The Black Magic Gang


June 12, 1863.

Dear Sir—The bearer of this, Francis Tumblety, M.D., an esteemed friend of mine, is about to visit London for the first time, and will consequently be a stranger in your metropolis. Any attention which you may extend to him will be greatly appreciated by

Your friend and humble servant,


“P.S.”-- A brilliant battlefield surgeon whose anatomical knowledge and facility with a scalpel is without equal.

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Ray Saunders 119734000020530703 2016-09-21 18:57:08.529430 Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural/Fiction, Mystery & Detective/Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Historical
The Unknown Target of Life Experiences: Two boats and the unseen waves of life, past and present and beyond the motionless waters yet to wave

David Thomson had a challenging childhood. His father abandoned his wife and seven children, leaving them to struggle with the bleak future that the desperation of poverty often brings. Determined to succeed, Thompson pursued a career with the Philadelphia Police Department where he worked for over 12 years. During that time he earned three official commendations, including a Heroism Award. Eventually it became clear to him that underneath the surface the department was rife with far more corruption than the public was aware of through the media. His opinion that the police should not be investigating themselves, nor should they be deciding on how to prosecute its own members, did not sit well with his superiors. He was terminated when he refused to take a position that would trap him within that false framework.

In Unknown Target and Experiences, Thompson tells how his life spiraled downward into a dismal, hopeless existence following that fateful day when he left the police for good. For seven long years he struggled with health problems, depression, paranoia, and PTSD due to the experiences he encountered there—all due to the actions of his superiors and colleagues, not the crimes and disturbing events he witnessed regularly on the job. Listening to his intuition—the “core stimuli noise” from the brain—enabled him to gradually begin to trust himself and others once again. In this book, Thompson tells how he found his way out of the darkness to rebuild his life.

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Coro Holdings LLC 119734000005461838 2016-09-21 18:48:13.287370 Law, Constitutional/Law, Criminal Law/Medical, Mental Health
Pebbles on the Beach

Just as before, these poems reflect my thoughts upon my own experiences as well as my observations on the experiences we all encounter at each phase of our lives. Many of these poems, unlike the first effort, are more recent, and therefore image events closer to the present. This time, too, the poems are less chronological, whereas I felt the first poems should remain mostly in the order in which they were written over fifty years. I do not see poems as sad so much as thoughtful and reflective commentaries, very often wry and tongue-in-cheek. The poems in this book are mostly like that.

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Anthony Stones 119734000032408115 2016-09-21 18:40:19.330080 Poetry/Poetry, Canadian/Poetry, Subjects & Themes