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I'm Mixed!  (2 Copies)
Maggy Williams
Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 9781615993598   

Growing up as a biracial child, Maggy Williams had three options: she could identify as black, white, or mixed. She chose to embrace her multiracial heritage because she was taught that she could. Her hope is that this book will help children to realize that it is possible to integrate their multiple racial identities.

"I'm Mixed is a simple story which approaches how we describe ourselves from an early age, from the perspective of a young girl who has a black father and a white mother. It encourages children to embrace their appearance without labeling themselves as one race or another. In an increasingly diverse world, acceptance, inclusion and self-awareness are imperative, and Maggy Williams gives us a great starting point for conversation." --Lori Siesto, MME-MT, MT-BC, author, educator and music therapist

Winners: Rhonda Ward, Paulette Carvalho

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The Word Search Sage: Yoga for the Brain (3 Copies)
Cristina Smith, Rick Smith & Ingrid Coffin
Sudoku Wisdom (2017)
ISBN: 9781973722502

Filled with goodies galore to enjoy! Excellent puzzles. Secret messages. Brain boosting fun. Interesting information. Meaningful mindfulness mini meditations. The award-winning Word Search Oracle invites you to play!

Featuring Darity Wesley's inspirational Oracle messages, these 60 easy to advanced puzzles make every page both a challenge to be solved and a meditation for self-realization. 
It gets even better. Once all words are found, a hidden message is revealed; a powerful mantra to affirm the Oracle reading. Plus, find fascinating facts and enlightening insights inside, providing tasty food for thought. Who would have thought that practicing mental yoga, boosting creativity and empowering personal mastery could be so much fun? 

This book can help you:

  • Stay sharp with a more flexible brain
  • Make your life better now through the power of positive affirmation
  • Reduce the risk of early onset dementia and Alzheimer's disease
  • Have fun with a purpose!

Both a profound philosophy and fun puzzle book, The Word Search Oracle is yoga for the brain™ that stretches your mind, nourishes your soul and touches your heart.Complete the 60 puzzles inside! In the process, discover that you have also solved more of the puzzle that is YOU.

Winners: Krystal Walczak, Chelsea Silvers, Deb Philippon

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Only in Key West (1 Copy)
Kenneth D. Michaels
La Mancha Press
ISBN: 9780998324203

When vacationing Chicago detectives Nick and Norm witness a tragic accident involving a famous entertainer, the local police chief asks for their help. The duo's investigation uncovers crime and corruption in paradise as they come face-to-face with a ruthless killer...As homegrown eccentrics, drag queens, and dwarves rush to their aid in this heart- pounding thriller!

Winner: Renee Grandinetti

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The Paymaster (3 Copies)
Adeed Dawisha
Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478783152

George Haddad is a deeply conflicted man. A doyen of Washington's high society, he is also a life-long member of a terrorist organization. George resolves his inner conflict when he discloses secret information to Tessa Barnard, a young television reporter, who soon finds herself treading a treacherous path of intrigue and deception involving murder, abductions, and brutal assaults. Someone is determined to silence her. Is it foreign terrorists, or does the danger emanate from somewhere much closer to home? Meanwhile, George Haddad himself becomes the object of the boundless cruelty of his organization's star assassin, and he has to make a fateful decision that could cost him his life. He knows the odds are heavily stacked against him. A tightly written and intricately plotted novel, with many twists and unanticipated revelations, The Paymaster is hard to put down.

Winners: Nancy Cunha, Ardelle Acosta, Marie Rauch

How to Negotiate Like a Pro (1 Copy)
Mary Greenwood
ISBN: 9781532031168

If you can’t seem to get what you want, it’s time to learn how to negotiate like a pro.

In this third revised and updated edition of How to Negotiate like a Pro: How to Resolve Anything, Anytime, Anywhere (the first two editions won nine book awards), Greenwood, with over 30 years of experience, has added a new chapter on How to Negotiate with Difficult People, including pathological liars, narcissists, and bullies. Here is a sample of tips you will learn:

—Gain strategies and practical tips for the negotiation process
—Learn what makes a good negotiator
—Close the deal
—Strategize how to win with a narcissist
—Learn the ten questions to get the best deal
—Find out how to get the best salary and not leave money on the table

After reading Greenwood’s 41 rules, you will soon be negotiating like a pro.

Winner: Lisa Fialko

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Garden Wisdom: 365 Days (3 Copies)
Cheryl Wilfong
Heart Path Press
ISBN: 9780997272949

These 365 day-by-day fresh, funny, and wise inspirations remind us to practice mindfulness in the garden by using nature as a metaphor for human nature. Considering the changing seasons, every seeker can relax into the ever-changing present moment, thereby reducing stress and increasing happiness.

Winners: Patricia Carson, Christine Smiga, Gloria Zimmer

It Feels Good to Feel Good (3 Copies)
Cheryl Meyer
Cheryl Meyer (2017)
ISBN: 9780692827284

Got Pain? This book is for anyone with chronic pain looking for answers. It will give you a place to start. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life of pain and pills. In this book you will learn: • What is causing your pain and how to eliminate it. • How to find a practitioner that will help you gain back your health. • What’s in your food? Identify your sensitivities and heal your leaky gut. • Identify the toxins in your life. Learn how to purge them. • 34 stress busting ideas, and four simple exercises to reduce your stress. • 32 suggestions from leading functional experts on how to get a good night’s sleep. • How to recognize a toxic relationship and make it work or walk away. • How to tame Anxious Negative Thoughts “ANTs”. • How to take control of your health, reduce your inflammation and feel great again!

Winners: Don McClure, Melissa Ownsbey, Tami Hale

Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom (2 Copies)
David Neilsen
ISBN: 9781101935811

When the mysterious Dr. Fell moves into the abandoned house that had once been the neighborhood kids’ hangout, he immediately builds a playground to win them over. But as the ever-changing play space becomes bigger and more elaborate, the children and their parents fall deeper under the doctor’s spell.
Only Jerry, Nancy, and Gail are immune to the lure of his extravagant wonderland. And they alone notice that when the injuries begin to pile up on the jungle gym, somehow Dr. Fell is able to heal each one with miraculous speed. Now the three children must find a way to uncover the doctor’s secret power without being captivated by his trickery.

Winners: Gary Vanicek, Mary Smith

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Shadows of the Mountain (1 Copy)
Bev Pettersen
Bev Pettersen
ISBN: 9781987835137

A secret conspiracy. A remote mountain. A race to save the President's daughter.

Kate Miller has worked hard to carve out a secure job at the Mustang River Ranch. The horrors she faced leading a mountain rescue attempt have been firmly buried and now she's content guiding sedate trail rides and instructing children in basic survival skills. There's no room in her life for anything that could threaten her newly found peace.

Former SEAL Jack Becker is hot enough to melt any woman's cool exterior. But his arrival coincides with the presence of a horse-loving teenager and her suspiciously well-armed bodyguards. Jack's mission is always his priority but despite simmering suspicions, his attraction to the beautiful guide becomes impossible to ignore.

But someone with sinister intentions is closing in. And when a simple trail ride to see the wild mustangs takes a shocking twist, both Kate and Jack will do whatever necessary to save the President's daughter. Can they save her and escape their enemies, or will any of them leave the mountain alive?

Winner: Chelsea Dalzell

Twisted Threads (10 Copies)
Kaylin McFarren
Creative Edge Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781975921354

Akira Hamada is driven by past failure. Two years earlier, she had a chance to kill her greatest enemy--Kaito Mitsui. Instead, the Yakuza boss forced her to become an assassin in his employ. Now Akira carries out the bloody business of the notorious crime syndicate and hates herself more each day. 

When Mitsui hears that his sister's murderer will be on the cruise ship Starfish, he immediately tasks Akira with eliminating the man once and for all. This is what Akira has trained for, but a series of strange events on the ship tests her resolve and shows her a way to redemption. 

Devon Lyons, on the other hand, has nothing to do with assassins. He's merely accompanying his aunt and uncle, Sara and Paul Lyons, on a free cruise. Little does he know that the two are the true targets of the charming Japanese tourist he has just met!

Akira knows that either Sara or Paul is the killer but doesn't know which one. She hopes seducing the handsome Devon will lead to better intel, but she is surprised to find herself trusting him. And soon, the pair finds themselves fighting for their lives on the high seas.

Winners: Julie Armstrong, Stephanie Bonck, Patricia Bowers, Paige Gonzalez, Debbie Icebergsewell, Kara Lauren, Linda Leonard, Shirley Plavins, Rita Spratlin, Raymond Stone

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Once Upon a Time a Sparrow  (10 Copies)
Mary Avery Kabrich
Open Wings Press
ISBN: 9780997233209

School psychologist Dr. Mary Meyers evaluates students who fail to fit in. While skillfully responding to these children’s emotional needs, she is entirely sealed off from her own. When her mother dies, Mary discovers an artifact from her past, the tattered black hooded coat she had worn throughout third grade. Reuniting with the coat sets in motion a stream of long-forgotten memories of her childhood and her nine-year-old self, a girl with a love of stories who struggled to read even the simplest words. Overwhelmed with intrusions from a past filled with failure, Mary finds her professional practice beginning to crumble as she struggles to separate herself from who she once was. Once Upon a Time a Sparrow artfully weaves past and present into a fabric that reveals the dangers of denying the past, how our imperfections can make us whole, and the abundant possibility of transformation at any stage in life.

Winners: Kathlyn Black, Darlene Cruz, John Dallal, Tammy Evans, Tricia Gilbert, Catherine Gosart, Dee McMurrey, Erin Newhouse, CJ Staron, Heather Yoselow

Tooth is Stranger Than Fiction - 3 Book Set (1 copy)

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I Swear To Tell the Tooth, The Whole Tooth, And Nothing But the Tooth
Dr. Carroll James
Ridge Publishing
ISBN: 978-0996791748    ISBN: 978-0996791700     ISBN: 978-0996791762

Dr. Carroll James’s wickedly funny and touching series spans his forty-plus years of dental practice, offering up a story for everyone.  

Publisher's Weekly's review states, “James’ episodic collection of adventures is wonderfully entertaining and offers delightful insight into one dentist’s irreverent mind. The author’s profession is only one of many sources of the comedy and drama in this rollicking journey through a life that embraces the unexpected.” 

You'll catch a glimpse into the worst hires in employment history, questionable family lineage, a hilarious first ski trip, amateur sheep herding, and a soggy camping trip sure to test any marriage.  Attending decidedly awkward dinner parties or hayseed weddings complete with karaoke and inebriated attendants, or risking life and limb to aid the impoverished world-wide (with near-drastic results of misspoken Spanish), as each story is genuinely original and unexpected. 

I Swear To Tell the Tooth, The Whole Tooth, And Nothing But the Tooth delights the bibliophile who is ready to live vicariously through Dr. James' adventures and antics! So Help Me, God will close the series in 2018.

Author, Dr. Carroll James retired from dentistry after forty-one years in private practice.

Winner: Joy Rodgers

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