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Spies of the Balkans : a novel book Spies of the Balkans : a novel
As war approaches northern Greece, the spies begin to circle--from the Turkish legation to the German secret service. In the ancient port of Salonika, Costa Zannis, a senior police official, head of an office that handles special "political" cases, risks everything to secure an escape route for those hunted by the Gestapo.

Suggested by Ruth

Furst, Alan.

The feng shui detective goes west book The feng shui detective goes west
Feng shui master C.F. Wong has never been to the West, but he knows he doesn't like it. It is unquestionably full of Westerners, with their large noses and their disgusting food and their habit-he has seen it many times in movies-of fighting with each other on top of speeding trains. And yet C.F. is going to England. The Family has been having a bad time. The Family needs a feng shui master. Only Wong can bring balance to Buckingham Palace.

Suggested by Ruth

Vittachi, Nury, 1958-

The Interestings book The Interestings
Forging a powerful bond in the mid-1970s that lasts throughout subsequent decades, six individuals pursue challenges into their midlife years, including an aspiring actress who harbors jealousy toward friends who achieve successful creative careers.

Suggested by Ruth

Wolitzer, Meg.

Sissinghurst : an unfinished history book Sissinghurst : an unfinished history
The grandson of Virginia Woolf's poet paramour Vita Sackville-West traces his passionate efforts to restore his family's celebrated garden, an effort that included a reinstatement of a working farm to grow food for more than 200,000 annual visitors.

Suggested by Terry

Nicolson, Adam, 1957-
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The spy who loved : the secrets and lives of Christine Granville book The spy who loved : the secrets and lives of Christine Granville
Explores the life and career of one of Britain's most daring and highly decorated special agents, whose gathered intelligence and courage provided a significant contribution to the Allied war effort in World War II.

Suggested by Terry

Mulley, Clare.

Trapeze book Trapeze
At the age of 19, fluent-French-speaking Briton Marian Sutro is recruited for service in the Special Operations Executive during World War II, only to find that another secret organization wants her to infiltrate Paris to persuade a research physicist to join the Allied war effort.

Suggested by Terry

Mawer, Simon.

The lure Teen Book The lure
Living in a violent, impoverished town outside Washington, D.C., 15-year-old Blaise joins an infamous gang against the advice and warnings of her best friends only to be required by her new leader to put herself in life-threatening situations.

Ewing, Lynne, author.
When I was the greatest Teen Book When I was the greatest
Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbors, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.

Reynolds, Jason.
Call the shots Teen Book Call the shots
Coop is cooking up another sure-misfire scheme (big surprise), and this time the comedy plays out from Sean's point of view. What's the new master plan? Making a cheapo horror movie guaranteed to make Coop, Sean, and Matt filthy rich! It's a terrible idea, and Sean knows it. But he actually is desperate for cash -- and for a way to wipe that big fat L off his girlfriend-less forehead. But when he agrees to write a script about the attack of zombie-vampire humanzees, he has no idea just how powerful a chick magnet this movie will be. Suddenly Sean is juggling not one but three interested ladies. Will any of them wind up as Sean's true leading lady? Will Sean stop being a doormat and finally start calling the shots?

Calame, Don.
Men we reaped : a memoir book Men we reaped : a memoir
A memoir that examines rural poverty and the lingering strains of racism in the South by the author of Salvage the bones.

Ward, Jesmyn.
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