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Oct.01.2013
Lois Duncan’s 1958 young adult classic tells the story of what happens when the debutante tradition comes to one small town: there are the parties, the ball gowns, and one girl’s growing sense of right and wrong. Lynn Chambers is popular, wealthy, and going (almost) steady with a handsome...
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Nov.15.2012
A dog finding a bone is no big deal—until it turns out to be human.  Mapleton Police Chief Gordon Hepler and the mayor can’t agree about what being a cop means. To Gordon, it’s keeping his citizens safe. To the mayor, it’s generating revenue by issuing speeding and parking tickets. When...
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Dec.19.2008
Aggie Sloan Wilcox likes to practice what her minister husband preaches--to a point.  But babysitting a narcissistic "star" demands the patience of a saint, and Aggie isn't bucking for a halo. Actor and singer Grady Barber has returned to his hometown to judge the Emerald Springs Idyll, a...
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Dec.19.2008
There's no rest for the weary Aggie Sloan-Wilcox and her minister husband, who were praying for a relaxing weekend until a member of their Emerald Springs church vanished... When Joe Wagner, director of Helping Hands, the Emerald Springs food bank, goes missing, Aggie discovers his secret life—as a...
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Dec.19.2008
Now that the recent excitement in her husband's congregation has "died" down, Aggie is certain her life in bucolic Emerald Springs will return to normal. Then mother Junie decides Christmas is a perfect time for a family reunion. At Aggie's house, during an all-church open house. The...
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Dec.19.2008
Meet the unconventional Aggie Sloan-Wilcox, a minister’s wife with her own calling: helping troubled souls in need of justice. . . Aggie’s free-spirited ways have been raising many an eyebrow at the Consolidated Community Church, tucked away in cookie-cutter perfect Emerald Springs, Ohio. But...
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Feb.28.2008
When Mary McGhee moved to a small Alabama town shortly after the Second World War, she was sure she could change her life for good: a new job, a new place, and a chance for a new life. But then she met Lila Dubose, the wife of her new employer. Set in the shadow of the civil rights movement, Miss...