Index of Book Reviews
Titles - S
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- The Sacrifice, by Beverly Lewis.
The third volume in the Abram's Daughters saga about four marriage-aged Amish sisters growing up in the 1940s.
- The Sacrifice of Tamar, by Naomi Ragen.
Shortly after Tamar was raped, she discovers that she is pregnant. She does not know, however, whether the child is her husband's or the rapist's. Living in an insular religious community, Tamar is fearful that she will be shunned if she tells anyone about the assault. For a while she is successful at keeping her secret - but when the truth is tragically discovered - everyone suffers, including her son and his new wife...
- Sad Cypress, by Agatha Christie.
Poirot usually tries to prove someone innocent - before they are brought to trial. However, in this intriguing case, he tries to save Elinor Carlisle from the gallows after she is accused, and found guilty, of having killed Mary Gerrard.
- Safe Harbour, by Danielle Steel.
In her fifty-ninth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story of survival...of how two people who lost everything find hope...and of the extraordinary acts of faith and courage that bring -- and keep -- families together.
- Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum.
This is the story of Joshua Slocum's epic journey as he single-handedly sailed around the world in a 34-foot sloop called the Spray.
- The Saltmarsh Murders, by Gladys Mitchell.
Noel Wells, curate in the sleepy village of Saltmarsh, likes to spend his time dancing in the study with the vicar’s niece until one day the vicar’s unpleasant wife discovers her unmarried housemaid is pregnant and trouble begins...
- Salome of the Tenements, by Anzia Yezierska.
When the Yiddish newspaper she is working for gives her the assignment of interviewing a millionaire philanthropist, Sonya thinks she has found her way out of the tenement, and sets out to marry her interviewee - with unexpected results.
- Sam and the Killer Robot, by Judith Rossell.
Sam wants to build a killer robot. But first he has to collect all the parts. He begins with an arm. Next he tries the head. Strangely, as soon as the parts click together, they start acting as if they have a life of their own! Whats going on?
- Sam's Letters to Jennifer, by James Patterson.
After Jennifer's loving grandmother, Samantha, falls ill, she finds a packet of letters revealing Sam's secret love. This discovery is combined with Jennifer's own new romance with a man dying of brain cancer.
- Sanctuary, by Beverly & David Lewis.
Melissa has a perfect life, a beautiful home, and a loving husband. What would make her suddenly packs her bags and flee from her home, without a word to her husband? The answer to this intriguing question will stun you, and Melissa's reaction will inspire you.
- The Sanctuary, by Raymond Khoury.
The kidnapping of an archaeologist sets off a race to unravel an ancient mystery and to recover an ancient artifact that could lead to the discovery of the Fountain of Youth.
- Santa Fe Edge, by Stuart Woods.
Santa Fe attorney Ed Eagle is hired by a golf pro, Tip Hanks, who is under suspicion for the murder of his wife. Meanwhile Ed's nefarious ex-wife, Barbara, escapes from a Mexican prison and heads to Santa Fe, obsessed with her mission to kill her former husband.
- Saturday, by Ian McEwan.
The life of a a successful neurosurgeon is interupted when he encounters a small-time thug after he is involved in a car accident.
- Saucer, by Stephen Coonts.
When Rip Cantrell finds a flying saucer buried in the sands of the Sahara, his life changes forever. The US Air Force, an Australian billionaire, and the Libyan army are just a few of the many people who want to take the ship off Cantrell's hands. To keep the ship from falling into the wrong hands, Cantrell must figure out how to get the ship flying again - and he does...
- Saucer - The Conquest, by Stephen Coonts.
In this thrilling sequel to Saucer, Rip and Charley must battle a devious megalomaniac. Working from his moon base, he is trying to use stolen saucer technology to conquer the world, and Rip and Charley must journey to the moon to stop him.
- A Scandalous Secret
, by Beth Andrews.
In this Regency romance, when the widowed Countess of Dansmere arrives at her sister's home, she finds two men vying for her attention, the arrogant marriage-minded Viscount Maples and Mr. Markham, a wealthy merchant who knows a terrible secret about the Countess. Markham is bent upon revenge, and if he reveals her secret, she may well be ruined, along with her young son!
- The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly.
Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career...
- The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Orczy.
One of the first 'masked' hero stories, this story follows Sir Percy Blakeney, a.k.a., the Scarlet Pimpernel, as he rescues French aristocrats from Madame la Guillotine.
- Scarpetta, by Patricia Cornwell.
The continuing saga of Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, who has married an ex-FBI profiler. They must work together to solve a murder while working on their complicated marital problems.
- The Scarpetta Factor, by Patricia Cornwell.
Despite her busy schedule, Dr. Kay Scarpetta has offered her services, pro bono, to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and soon finds herself working on a puzzeling case...
- Scotched, by Kaitlyn Dunnett.
The first Annual Maine-ly Cozy Con has come to Moosetookalook, Maine, and the town's residents are looking forward to an economic boost from the event. However, the conference may end sooner than planned when one of the attendees ends up dead. Can Liss MacCrimmon solve the murder in time to save the conference?
- Science Is Simple: Over 250 Activities for Preschoolers, by Peggy Ashbrook.
This book encourages children to experience our world fully, and gives teachers learning objectives, items for discovery, related books and follow-up activities.
- Scratch Kitten Goes to Sea, by Jessica Green.
In the continuing adventure of Scratch Kitten, Scratch becomes a ship's cat and sets sail to the South Seas. This charming story is accompanied by whimsical illustrations by Mitch Vane.
- Scratch Kitten on the Pirate's Shoulder, by Jessica Green.
After being set adrift on the ocean, Scratch Kitten has at last been rescued and has a second chance at becoming a ship's cat. Only this time, if he succeeds, he'll be a ship's cat on a Pirate Ship! Sit back and enjoy the thrilling adventures of Scratch Kitten in this charming sequel to Scratch Kitten Goes to Sea.
- The Sea and Ships, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 175 books related to the sea and maritime lore, all on one CD.
- Sea Glass, by Anita Shreve.
This story chronicles the lives of two newlyweds who move into a small beach house in New Hampshire. There they weather the Great Depression, aided and surrounded by an eclectic mix of friends.
- Sea of Thunder, by Evan Thomas.
Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945. A history of the Battle of Leyte Gulf told from the viewpoint of four different commanders, two American and two Japanese.
- Second Honeymoon, by Joanna Trollope.
When Edie's youngest child leaves home, and leaves her with an empty-nest, she is distraught. However things soon take a drastic change when one by one, her grown children return home, leaving Edie to decide if she really likes having a full nest.
- The Second Opinion, by Michael Palmer.
Dr. Thea Sperelakis, a brilliant doctor who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, is called to her father's side after he was hit and seriously injured by a car. As Thea begins to look into the accident, she begins to suspect that the accident was no accident. What she uncovers in this thriller will make you make question every medical test that you have ever had - or will have...
- The Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie.
In this, the first of the Tommy and Tuppence mysteries, the young couple try to recover a top-secret document that, if it were to fall into the wrong hands, could topple the British government.
- Secret Agent, by David Stafford.
This riveting book offers the readers an in-depth look at ultra-secret World War II 'spy' organization called the Special Operations Executive. Details range from the groups formation, to the work that it carried out during the war, along with detailed profiles of its agents and auxiliary staff.
- The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes, by Gary Lovisi.
This new Sherlock Holmes collection features a story that explores Sherlock's beginnings as a detective, and a spine-chilling case that finds Professor Moriarty returned from the dead and acting as the advisor to the new King of England!
- The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, by Sarah Strohmeyer.
Strohmeyer has penned a novel that takes a satirical look at what life is like for a small group of wealthy women in this idealistic Ohio town. The women appear to live in the lap of luxury. However, things are not quite as they appear...
- The Secret of Chimneys, by Agatha Christie.
This is the first Christie novel to feature Detective Battle of Scotland Yard. In this case he must uncover the truth regarding a series of murders and how they are tied to the plot to restore the monarchy to Herzoslovakia.
- The Secret Servant, by Daniel Silva.
In this, the seventh volume in the Gabriel Allon series, Allon finds himself trying to not only rescue the kidnapped daughter of an American Embassador, but also hot on the trail of a murderous terrorist group bent upon destroying London.
- The Secret Sharer, by Joseph Conrad.
This novella is a psychological drama about a young sea captain and his first command, a task that is complicated when he decides to allow an escaped murderer to hide out on his ship.
- The Secrets of the FBI, by Ronald Kessler.
Insider information on the FBI that covers topics ranging from Watergate and the death of Marilyn Monroe to the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and how J. Edgar Hoover abused his position.
- Self-Advocacy Skills Training for Older Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired, by Alberta L. Orr and Priscilla Rogers.
This three-part kit consisting of a training manual for group leaders, a participant's manual, and a guide for family members. The curriculum in this innovative kit teaches invaluable self-advocacy that will enrich the lives of any older individual learning to cope with vision loss.
- The Self-Publishing Manual, by Dan Poynter.
How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book - A comprehensive guidebook that will lead you through all the steps of self-publishing, from choosing a title for your book to selling it.
- Selkirk's Island, by Diana Souhami.
The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe.
- Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen.
Left impoverished by their father's death, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood must secure wealthy husbands, or face a life of genteel poverty in this classic tale of love and social mores, and manners.
- The Sensitive Gut, by The Harvard Medical School.
What You Can Do to Prevent & Treat Dyspepsia, Reflux Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, and more...
- Sentinel, by Matthew Dunn.
The United States and Russia are on the brink of war and only Will Cochrane can find and unmask the diabolical double agent responsible for this situation.
- The Sergeants' Tale, by Bernice Rubens.
A poignant story about divided loyalties set in the turbulent days of the British Mandate of Palestine.
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, by Deepak Chopra.
A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams - In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success.
- The Seventh Sinner, by Elizabeth Peters.
When Jean Suttman finds one of her acquaintances with his throat slit, events lead her to believe that she's next. Aided by Jacqueline Kirby, the two women search for clues to the identity of the killer - a search that leads them into the catacombs under Rome.
- Sex and the Seasoned Woman, by Gail Sheehy.
Inspiring stories of women in their middle ages who are finding that their love lives can be as vibrant and passionate as ever.
- The Sexy Years, by Suzanne Somers.
Suzanne Somers tells how she has coped with menopause and the benefits of taking natural bioidentical hormones in combination with her diet and a fitness plan.
- Shadow Command, by Dale Brown.
When Russia begins to arm Iran, and the American Presidents decides to ignore the burgeoning threat, Lieutenant General Patrick McLanahan ignores his orders and takes his Air Battle Force into battle and launches a spaced-based attack upon the perceived enemy.
- Shadow Divers, by Robert Kurson.
The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II.
- Shark River, by Randy Wayne White.
Doc Ford, an ex-CIA operative who 'likes the ladies' is up to his old shenanigans when he becomes entangled in a plot to kidnap a diplomat's daughter. While foiling the kidnaping, Ford finds that he has been sucked into a deadly adventure as he runs afoul of a drug cartel.
- Sherlock Holmes and the Crosby Murders, by Gary Lovisi.
Sherlock Holmes lives again in three new stories written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and which feature the Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes and his side-kick, Dr. Watson, as well as other old favorites such as Inspector Lestrade, Professor Moriarty, and Sherlock's brother, Mycroft.
- The Shimmer, by David Morrell.
Santa Fe police officer Dan Page has a lot to contend with - a terrible traffic accident that might have been his fault, his wife has gone missing, and an array of mysterious lights has begun to appear over an old military base. To find his wife, Page will have to unravel the mystery of the lights, while dealing with his guilt.
- Shock, by Robin Cook.
A medical thriller that combines unethical medical practitioners with the science of human cloning.
- A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
A history of science covering everything from how cells work, to the origins of the universe.
- Short Stories, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This 'must have' collection includes over 1,600 short stories by over 90 authors all on one CD!
- Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, by James Runcie.
Six charming short stories that detail the adventures of Canon Sidney Chambers, the new Vicar of Grantchester, who has a knack for solving mysteries.
- The Sigma Protocol, by Robert Ludlum.
Ben Hartman isn't having a good day. An old school buddy just tried to kill him, and now the forces of a mysterious cartel are out to finish the job. To save his own life, Ben must join forces with the beautiful Anna Navarro, who has also run afoul of this devious organization. In this nonstop action thriller, the two face death at every turn as they struggle to uncover the truth about the Sigma.
- The Sign, by Raymond Khoury.
This is a thriller that interweaves science, religion, and history, from the best-selling author of The Last Templar..
- Sign of Chaos, by Roger Zelazny.
Book 8 in the Chronicles of Amber series. In this installment, Merlin escaped from Wonderland, and he tries to stop the overthrow of the rightful ruler of the Court of Chaos.
- Signal - Close Action!, by Alexander Kent.
This, the 13th book in the Bolitho saga finds our esteemed sailor promoted to Commodore of his own squadron. As events unfold, Bolitho's squadron is all that stands between Napoleon and the French Fleet - and Egypt.
- Silent Rebels, By Marion Schreiber.
The true story of the raid on the twentieth train that left the Mechelen transit camp carrying 1,618 Belgium Jews to Auschwitz.
- Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie, by Laurie A. Jacobs.
Don't judge a person by their appearance. After all, if you did, you'd think that Grandma Tillie was a quiet woman whose only enjoyment in life was knitting. When, in reality, she's a conga dancing, pink-haired woman who can take on any role while babysitting her granddaughters! A picture book for ages 4-8.
- The Silver Locomotive Mystery, by Edward Marston.
An exquisite silver coffeepot in the shape of a locomotive is on its way to Cardiff, but before it can be delivered, a gruesome murder is committed. Inspector Colbeck is confronted with complications and with no shortage of suspects as he sifts through layers of deceit to find the killer.
- Silver on the Tree, by Susan Cooper.
The climatic, final battle is about to take place between the forces of the Light and the Dark. But the Light is doomed to failure if Will Stanton and Bran Davies are unable to retrieve the Eirias, the crystal sword form the Lost Land. This is the fifth, and final book in the Rising of the Dark series.
- A Simple Path, by Mother Teresa.
This book offers an intimate examination of Mother Teresa's life and work through her spiritual musings, prayers, and explanations of faith.
- A Singular Hostage, By Thalassa Ali.
In 1838, Mariana Givens journeys to India in search of a husband. Strong-willed and curious, Mariana is not your run of the mill Victorian heroine. This is a fact that becomes clear to everyone when she helps to free the dying Saboor, who is being held as a hostage by the Maharajah.
- The Sinking of the Eastland, by Jay Bonansinga.
A fascinating narrative on one of the worst disasters in American history - which occurred in 1915, when a steamship filled with 2,500 picnickers capsized at the dock, killing 844 men, women, and children.
- Six Steps to Increased Fertility, by Robert L. Barbieri, Alice D. Domar and Kevin R. Loughlin.
An Integrated Medical and Mind/Body Program to Promote Conception
- Sixkill, by Robert B. Parker.
On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate.
- Skeleton Man, by Tony Hillerman.
A Joe Leaphorn - Jim Chee mystery that involves a fifty-year-old plane crash, a cache of valuable diamonds, and young woman looking for her father's remains in order to prove that she is his heir. Her father's remains may also prove the innocence of a young man being held as the prime suspect in a robbery - homicide.
- Sleeping Murder, by Agatha Christie.
Sleeping Murder is a novel as legendary as its lead character and its creator...A novel that adheres to the classic mystery formula, and transcends it... A novel that is a must for every mystery reader, marking the final bow of Christie's beloved sleuth, Miss Jane Marple.
- Sleepwalkers' World, by Gordon R. Dickson.
A fast-paced science fiction novel that asks the question, "What price paradise?"
- Smallpox, Syphilis and Salvation: Medical Breakthroughs that Changed the World, by Sheryl Persson.
A history of some of the most momentous medical breakthroughs of the modern age from the vaccine for smallpox to the discovery of penicillin, interwoven with biographies of the researchers who made these breakthroughs possible.
- Smart Medicine for Your Eyes , by Dr. Jeffrey Anshel.
This is a reference guide that describes common eye disorders. It is also lists conventional, nutritional, and homeopathic treatments that can be used to treat various eye disorders.
- Smokin' Seventeen, by Janet Evanovich.
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie's name is on the killer's list...
- The Society, by Michael Palmer.
When someone starts killing managed-care executives, the blame falls on Dr. Will Grant, a hard-working surgeon who thinks that HMO's are subverting the health care system. To clear his name, Grant is going to have to catch the killer - before he catches him.
- Soldiers and Slaves - American POWs Trapped by the Nazis' Final Gamble, by Roger Cohen.
The unforgettable story of the 350 American POWs, captured during the Battle of the Bulge, who were sent to the Nazi Concentration of Camp at Berga where they were forced to work as slave laborers.
- The Solitary Envoy, by T. Davis Bunn and Isabella Bunn.
In 1812, after her family's business is destroyed during the British invasion of Washington, D.C., Erica Langston heads to England to collect an outstanding debt. There she becomes embroiled in the war effort and comes face to face with the man responsible for her family's misfortunes.
- Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America, by Laura Shapiro.
A social and culinary history of America's changing attitudes toward food during the 1950's, including how prepackaged foods became common fare and how these convenience foods affected the lives of women.
- Somme Mud, by E.P.F. Lynch.
This is a slightly fictionalized memoir of an Australian Infantryman who served in France from 1916-1919. His story vividly brings the reality what life was like for common soldiers in the muddy trenches that epitomized the fighting on the Western Front, during World War I.
- The Somme Stations, by Andrew Martin.
This, the seventh book in the Jim Stringer, Steam Detective mystery series, finds Stringer joining the army to fight in France. However, he encounters his first casualty on the docks before his ship even leaves port...
- Sotah, by Naomi Ragen.
Dina Reich has been accused of committing adultery by members of the Morals Patrol. Unwilling to face the shame of the accusation, and unable to explain the situation to her husband, Dina flees, leaving behind her husband and her infant. In this novel, Ragen recounts the events leading up to the accusation, and how Dina manages to rebuild her life and her faith.
- Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Book four of the Left Behind Series, find Chloe and Amanda missing as a result of the massive global earthquake that shook the earth. And more terrible events are about to occur, one third of all the plants and all the fish Earth are destined to be destroyed, and one third of all the water will become poisoned.
- The South Beach Diet, by Arthur Agatston
The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss - Lose weight by loosing those carbs.
- The South Beach Diet Cookbook, by Arthur Agatston, M.D.
Companion cookbook to the bestselling diet plan, The South Beach Diet, featuring more than 200 recipes.
- The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook, by Arthur Agatston, M.D.
200 delicious easy recipes recipes ready in 30 minutes or less that help South Beach dieters stay on track.
- Spacial Delivery, by Gordon R. Dickson.
Being a knight-errant sent on a mission to rescue a maiden from aliens that look like Kodiak bears is one thing, but being mailed to the field of battle is another story altogether!
- Spain, Portugal and Latin America on CD, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of books on Spain, Portugal the Caribbean, and Latin America, including country studies, history books, literature, and religious texts.
- Spartan, by Matthew Dunn.
Will Cochrane is an operative with MI6's super secret Spartan Section. In this case he is sent to track down a terrorist who plans on jump-starting Armageddon. If he fails, the world as we know it will cease to exist!
- Speak Now, by Margaret Dumas.
When Charley returned to San Francisco with her hunky new husband of two-days, she expected to find love and excitement - not a corpse in the bathtub!
- Special Assignments, by Boris Akunin.
Containing two interrelated historical novels. This story finds the Russian Detective Erast Fandorin pitted against two formidable foes: Jack of Spades a whimsical swindler and The Decorator a serial killer who makes Jack the Ripper look tame.
- A Special Mission, by Dan Kurzman.
Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII. A popular account of the 1943 Nazi plot to seize the treasures of the Vatican and silence the pope.
- The Spies of Warsaw, by Alan Furst.
Set in Warsaw, Poland in 1937, this is a thrilling spy novel that finds Uhl, a German Engineer and French spy, on the run from the Gestapo. It falls upon his handler, Colonel Mercier to save his agent and the information he carries.
- Split Image, by Robert B. Parker.
The body in the trunk was just the beginning. Turns out the stiff was a foot soldier for local tough guy Reggie Galen. What initially appears to be a low-level mob hit takes on new meaning when a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach.
- Sputnik: The Shock of the Century, by Paul Dickson.
This is not only a riveting account of the launch of Sputnik and its aftermath, but it is also fascinating account of the development of rocket technologies, and the space race 'waged' between the Soviet Union and the United States.
- Spy, by Ted Bell.
In this, the fourth book in the Hawke series, British Super Spy Alex Hawke and his comrades must once again do battle against the forces of evil to save the United States from a horrific terrorist's attack - and at the same time try to prevent a war from starting between the U.S. and Mexico!
- Spycatcher, by Matthew Dunn.
Will Cochrane is a modern day British spy who works for MI6 and whose adventures rival those of James Bond.
- St George and the Dragon, by Beth Andrews.
When two rakes accept a wager to seduce two reclusive and beautiful women, they figure that winning is a sure thing. That is, until they meet their prey, two formidable and intelligent women who are equal to the task of depriving the rakes of their win.
- State of Fear, by Michael Crichton
In this techno-thriller, Crichton explores how information is manipulated throughout the modern world, as a group of eco-terrorists launch a series of man-made catastrophes, of epic proportions.
- Step by Step: A Pedestrian Memoir, by Lawrence Block.
In this unique memoir, Block discusses his love of walking and the numerous racewalking races and marathons that he has participated in, as well as a life altering journey that he took to Spain.
- Storm Prey, by John Sandford.
Very early, 4:45, on a bitterly cold Minnesota morning, three big men burst through the door of a hospital pharmacy, duct-tape the hands, feet, mouth, and eyes of two pharmacy workers, and clean the place out. But then things swiftly go bad...
- The Stranger House, by Reginald Hill.
The eclectic Hill novel combines elements of the gothic, historical, suspense, and mystery genres to expose readers the 1960s case of the Child Migrants who where forcibly removed from England and shipped off to the farthest reaches of the empire, often enduring many horrors along their way to adulthood.
- Strategic Moves, by Stuart Woods.
Book 19 in the Stone Barrington series. Herbie, who won tens of millions in a lottery and who foolishly falls into one problem after another marries and finds more problems, and Stone Barrington needs to protect him from himself and others.
- Strength Training for Beginners, by Susie Dinan & Joan Bassey
Easy to follow exercises that help women of age 35 and up to look and feel younger, tone up, reverse symptoms of osteoporosis, and increase energy.
- Strike Force, by Dale Brown.
With a nuclear armed Iran in the grip of a three-sided civil war, General McLanahan and Captain Noble are mobilized to surreptitiously aid one of the factions. One of the tools they have at their disposal is an experimental space plane. If they fail at their mission - a global nuclear war may well result - so they know that they must succeed no matter what the cost.
- The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller.
In this autobiography, Helen, who was blind and deaf, describes the first twenty-two years of her life. The moto she lived by was, "There are no handicaps, only challenges."
- Stranger Room, by Frederick Ramsay.
Nearly 150 years ago, an inexplicable murder took place in the locked stranger room of the Lydell house. The murderer was never caught. But when a new, identical murder is committed in the same room, not even sheriff Ike Schwartz and FBI agent Karl Hedrick can explain it. Why would history repeat itself and how were these murders committed?
- Submariner, by Alexander Fullerton.
In 1942, when the submarine Ursa is sent to destroy a flotilla filled with supplies for Rommel's Afrika Korps, the submariners must not only face the enemy, but also their own superstitions as they embark upon this last patrol before returning home - if they survive.
- The Suicidal Planet, by Mayer Hillman with Tina Fawcett and Sudhir Chella Rajan.
How to Prevent Global Climate Catastrophe. An informative book that explains what global warming is, its causes and its consequences. Also offers sound advice on the steps that need to be taken to minimize the impact looming climate crisis.
- Suite Française, by Irčne Némirovsky.
The text, in English, of Némirovsky's books Storm in June and Dolce, along with detailed notes on the final three books that she planned to write to complete her series about life in Occupied France. She died in Auschwitz in 1942, before she was able to complete the series.
- The Sum of All Fears, by Tom Clancy.
Terrorist have gotten their hands on a nuclear weapon, and they plan to use it. Jack Ryan is the only man who has any chance of saving the world. Luckily, Jack's on the job...
- Sunstroke, by Jesse Kellerman.
When businessman Carl Perreira disappears during his vacation in Mexico, his loyal assistant Gloria - who's secretly been in love with him for years - decides to journey across the border herself to retrieve his body. But the deeper into the desert she travels, the more shocking discoveries she makes.
- Sweetwater Creek, by Anne Rivers Siddons.
After her mother leaves and her brother dies, twelve year old Emily Parmenter's only friend is her dog Elvis, until Lulu Foxworth moves in with the family.
- Swimming Across: A Memoir, by Andrew S. Grove.
This is a gentle look back upon a turbulent period in Hungarian history, and one man who survived to tell his tale. This autobiography details Grove's life in Hungry and his flight for freedom in 1956 that ended in America.
- Swimsuit, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them...
- Sword of Damocles, by Sydney J. Bounds.
When precious metals begin to mysteriously disappear the world over, MI5 Agent Neil Vaughan is called in to find the culprits - a task that might be harder than imagined when it begins to appear that the thieves are literally from another world.
- Sword Song: The Battle for London, by Bernard Cornwell.
The fourth book in Cornwell's Saxon series finds Uhtred once again having to deal with his divided loyalties. He has pledged to support the Saxon King Alfred, but what is he to do when his King orders him to attack his Danish (Viking) blood brothers who have ceased the town of London?
- The Symposium, by Plato.
An examination of the nature of love and the different philosophies advocated by Plato and his student, Aristotle.
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