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Trade Ya! – featured books available to swap

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Hearth and home… These “curl-up-and-read” books are all available for swapping right now:

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates . The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet… a hardworking father, a loving mother, three fine sons, and a bright, pretty daughter. They are confident in their love for each other and their position in the rural community of Mt. Ephraim, New York. But something happens on Valentine’s Day, 1976… an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home… that rends the fabric of their family life… with tragic consequence.   See other general fiction books currently available for swapping.

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke.  After escaping from their cruel aunt and uncle, orphans Prosper and Bo meet a mysterious boy who calls himself he “Thief Lord.” Clever and charming, the Thief Lord leads a band of street children who enjoy making mischief. But the Thief Lord also has a dark secret. And suddenly Prosper and Bo find themselves on a fantastical journey to a forgotten place. What they discover there will change the course of their destiny… forever.  See other Young Adult selections currently available for swapping.
The Hidden Life of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. In this beautiful account, based on thirty years of living with and observing dogs, wolves and dingoes, novelist and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas brings us a completely new understanding of dogs. We meet Misha, a friend’s husky, whom Thomas followed on his daily rounds of more than 130 square miles, and who ultimately provided the simple and surprising answer to the question What do dogs want most? This unforgettable chronicle “brims with insight and respect” (Emily Mitchell, Time International)….See other books about Animal Care and Pets currently available for swapping.
The Preacher’s Daughter by Beverly Lewis This book begins a remarkable journey of heartache and homespun delight — a series readers will find impossible to forget. Paradise, Pennsylvania, is likened to a little slice of heaven on earth, but for Annie Zook — the preacher’s eldest daughter — it seems like a dead-end street.  Because of the strict rules that guide the Plain community, she must continually squelch her artistic passion, although it has become her solace. In her signature style, with character depth and unexpected plot twists, beloved novelist Beverly Lewis once again opens the door to the world of the Amish.   Browse other Christian Fiction currently available for swapping.
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Book Swap

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Take note! All of the books below are available for swapping right now:

Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay . Promise Falls is a quiet suburban neighborhood, not the kind of community where a family is shot to death in their own home. But that is exactly what happened to the Langleys one sweltering summer niht.   The town has more than its share of secrets…the Langleys weren’t the first to die and they won’t be the last.  See other highly-rated mystery books currently available for swapping
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham.  Rick Dockery was a third-string quarterback who actually got into a championship game. With a 17-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick’s performance made him a national laughingstock and got him cut immediately.  His only hope to play football now is with the Parma Panthers – in Italy!  Rick has never been to Europe and doesn’t speak or understand a word of Italian; to say that his new job holds a few surprises would be an understatement…Browse other General Fiction books currently available for swapping.
The Fat Boy Chronicles by Diane Lang and  Michael Buchanan. It’s bad enough being the new kid, but freshman Jimmy is also 5’5” and 187 pounds.  He’s subjected to a daily barrage of taunts and torments. His only sources of comfort are his family, his youth group, and his favorite foods. When his English teacher assigns a journal as a writing project, Jimmy chronicles his struggles and aspirations.  Inspired by a true story and told in first-person journal entries, The Fat Boy Chronicles brings to life the pain and isolation felt by many overweight teenagers as they try to find their way in our world obsessed with outward beauty.   See other Young Adult selections currently available for swapping.
Mercy Street by Mariah Stewart On a balmy spring evening, four high school seniors–three boys and a girl–enter a park in the small Pennsylvania city of Conroy. The next morning, two of the boys are found shot to death, and the girl and the third boy are gone. The missing boy’s grandmother maintains his innocence. She teams up with the detective on the case to uncover the truth.  Their investigation takes them down a twisted path to an old unsolved murder…and justice for a killer with a heart of stone.   See other Romantic Suspense books currently available for swapping.
Testimony by Anita Shreve At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal – caught on videotape! – is about to break.  A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices–those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal–that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment. Testimony is a gripping emotional drama with the impact of a thriller.  See other Contemporary Fiction books currently available for swapping.

Cool Books in our Book Swap!

Monday, August 16th, 2010

It’s HOT… Think Cool! All of the books below are available for swapping right now:

Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein.  Alexandra Cooper has seen many murder victims, but few more disturbing than the silk-clad body of a woman, her hands and feet tied to a ladder, pulled from the turbulent waters at Manhattan’s northern tip. Alex hopes for a “cold hit” — a DNA match that would reveal the identity of the murderer…   See other highly-rated mystery books currently available for swapping.

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned, a Confederate soldier decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loved there years before…  Hugely acclaimed, winner of the National Book Award,  this is an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished America.  Browse other General Fiction books currently available for swapping.
Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini.  Jeremy Heere is your average high school dork…until he hears about the “squip.” A pill-sized supercomputer that you swallow, the squip is a technological breakthrough guaranteed to make anybody cool. By instructing Jeremy on everything, the squip transforms him and soon Jeremy is friends with his former tormentors and has the attention of the Hottest Girls in School. But Jeremy discovers that there is a dark side to having a computer inside your brain–and it can have disastrous consequences. See other Young Adult selections currently available for swapping.
Born in Ice by Nora Roberts When the harsh storms of winter descend upon western Ireland, the locals stay indoors – and visitors stay away. Brianna Concannon’s bed-and-breakfast becomes a cold and empty place. That’s fine with Brianna, who enjoys the peace and quiet. But this year she’s expecting an unusual guest – a restless wanderer with a painful past, he plans to spend the cold winter alone. But sometimes fate has a plan of its own. Sometimes a fire can be born in ice……   See other Romantic Suspense books currently available for swapping.
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson On San Piedro Island in 1954, a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder.  In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man’s guilt. Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric, Snow Falling on Cedars is a masterpiece of suspense.  See other Literary Fiction books currently available for swapping.