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The Mimic Men

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The Mimic Men by V. S. Naipaul
A profound novel of cultural displacement, **The Mimic Men** masterfully evokes a colonial man’s experience in a postcolonial world.
Born of Indian heritage and raised on a British-dependent Caribbean island, Ralph Singh has retired to suburban London, writing his memoirs as a means to impose order on a chaotic existence. His memories lead him to recognize the paradox of his childhood during which he secretly fantasized about a heroic India, yet changed his name from Ranjit Kripalsingh. As he assesses his short-lived marriage to an ostentatious white woman, Singh realizes what has kept him from becoming a proper Englishman. But it is the return home and his subsequent immersion in the roiling political atmosphere of a newly self-governed nation that ultimately provide Singh with the necessary insight to discover the crux of his disillusionment.

Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help

SUMMARY: No one except Milrose Munce knows that ghosts of former students live in his school. Not only is Milrose aware of these ghouls – he’s on a first-name basis with all of them. Of course, some are more likeable than others: the third floor is the home to nearly all of his good friends. Most of them – like Imploded Ig, Deeply Damaged Dave, and Toasted Theresa – were the victims of science experiments gone wrong though they do manage to maintain a sense of humour about their demise. Then there are the ghost athletes who lurk in the basement – a pretty disagreeable group, the majority of them having died after a particularly clumsy manoeuvre on the school’s sports field.After Milrose is given yet another detention for offering his teacher an answer that was just a bit too clever, his life takes an unexpected turn. He is sent to a hidden den in the school’s basement to receive Professional Help. Here, he and the quick-witted Arabella, a fellow captive, are put under round-the-clock supervision of the maniacal Massimo Natica. Fortunately for Milrose and Arabella, once they join forces with their ghostly friends, Massimo Natica doesn’t stand a chance.In the tradition of Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl, the dark comedy and imaginative brilliance of Milrose Munce and the Den of Professional Help will appeal to adults as much as it will to younger readers.

Millionaires Woman

Millionaires: they have money, looks and success – but they want more! The Millionaire’s Prospective Wife Helen Brooks Wealthy, suave Nick Morgan had women falling at his feet. If he decided to marry, surely his chosen wife would be nothing like sweet, plain Cory? But it seems Nick has set his sights on her and is determined to win this virgin at any cost! The Millionaire’s Runaway Bride Catherine George When Kate becomes guardian to her niece she moves home. But there’s a complication – her ex-fiancé Jack Logan. The attraction between them is still electric! But if Jack learns Kate’s secret, will he be so keen to reclaim his runaway bride? The Millionaire’s Reward Angie Ray When he is blackmailed by his sister into dating a “nice’ girl, tough Chicago businessman Garek knows just the person to help him out: his housekeeper Ellie. Garek thinks she’s a gold-digger who’ll do anything for money. But he’s in for a very big surprise!

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The Millionaire’s Rebellious Mistress

The Millionaire’s Rebellious Mistress by Catherine George
Alex Merrick is rich, handsome and one of the most successful property developers in the country. But to Sarah Carver the arrogant multimillionaire is her worst enemy: his business destroyed her family!
When Sarah gets the chance to take one of Alex’s business deals away from him, she relishes her moment of triumph. But the glory doesn’t last long—because the gorgeous Alex has an ace up his sleeve. He’ll propose a deal Sarah just can’t refuse—and make her his mistress as part of the bargain!

Millionaire: The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance

SUMMARY: In the wake of Louis XIV’s death, France’s government teetered on the brink of bankruptcy. Enter the reformer in the unlikely guise of John Law — a supremely charming and attractive Scot whose brilliant financial mind had thus far served only to make himself rich at the gaming tables. In one of the great image makeovers of all time, John Law recharged a devastated French economy, making him one of the most successful men in Europe. When Law founded a New World trading company, the synergistic combination of faith in his ideas and wild reports of the riches to be made in France’s vast holdings in America sent the price of its shares through the roof. Investors drunk on dreams of instant wealth gave birth to the first boom-and-bust cycle — one that created such vast wealth for shareholders that a new term was coined to describe them…millionaires.

Million-Dollar Marriage Merger

Million-Dollar Marriage Merger by Charlene Sands
He’d kept a promise to marry his best friend’s widow. But even an obligatory marriage could not diminish the hunger vintner Tony Carlino still felt for Rena Montgomery. Foolishly, he’d walked away from her once before…and she had never forgiven him. As far as she was concerned, no one would be toasting this arrangement anytime soon.
She had married Tony only for the safety his name—and money—would give her, her winery…and her unborn child. Never could she allow herself to reveal the desire she felt for her new husband. For their marriage was meant to be only about business. Neither dared speak one word about love.

Miguel Street

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Miguel Street, V. S. Naipaul’s first written work of fiction, is set in a derelict corner of Port of Spain, Trinidad, during World War Two and is narrated by an unnamed, precociously observant neighbourhood boy. We are introduced to a galaxy of characters, from Popo the carpenter, who neglects his livelihood to build `the wild thing without a name’, to Man-man, who goes from running for public office to staging his own crucifixion, and the dreaded Big-Foot, the bully with glass tear ducts. As well as the lovely Mrs Hereira, in thrall to her monstrous husband. V. S. Naipaul writes with prescient wisdom and crackling wit about the lives and legends that make up Miguel Street: a living theatre, a world in microcosm, a cacophony of sights, sounds and smells – all seen through the eyes of a fatherless boy. The language, the idioms and the observations are priceless and timeless and Miguel Street overflows with life on every page. This is an astonishing novel about hope, despair, poverty and laughter; and an enchanting and exuberant tribute to V. S. Naipaul’s childhood home.
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Migration: Species Imperative #2

From Publishers Weekly

After encountering the alien Dhyrn on earth and later nearly dying on the Dhyrn home world in Czerneda’s Survival (2004), biologist Mackenzie “Mac” Connor returns to her job at Norcoast Salmon Research Facility in the Pacific Northwest in this action-filled sequel, which likewise explores the complexities of interspecies culture and understanding with humor and dash. When the Interspecies Union discovers that the formerly peaceful Dhryn have abandoned their world and set off across space, destroying every life form in their path, Mac leads the effort to find a way to stop them. Her Dhryn experience and knowledge of biological drives and animal instinct may provide the key—but her expertise also makes her a target for a hidden enemy, who may have already infiltrated the Interspecies Union. Czerneda’s characterizations, both human and alien, are as intricate and entertaining as the twisty plot. Fans of SF adventure and intrigue—and of C.J. Cherryh’s masterfully drawn alien cultures, in particular—are in for a treat. (May 3)
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Review

Brilliant world building, action-packed creative space opera that will become imperative for fans to read. — _Midwest Book Review_

The Mighty Quinns

The only thing that can bring down a Quinn is a woman… The next Mighty Quinn… Photographer Liam Quinn can’t believe he’s getting paid to spy on a suspected embezzler. Expecially since he’d rather put the moves on gorgeous Eleanor than put her behind bars! But after a series of near-fatal accidents, Liam realizes the woman he’s quickly becoming obsessed with is being framed. He can’t help thinking that Eleanor is innocent–even if his need for her is anything but…. His downfall… Life couldn’t be worse for Eleanor Thorpe. She can’t find a job, she’s just been dumped again and now someone wants to see her dead! But things start to look up when handsome stranger Liam Quinn saves her life. In his strong arms she feels safe, protected, desired. If only she could shake the feeling that she’s being watched….

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Might as Well Laugh about It Now

EDITORIAL REVIEW: **Recollections, wisdom, and advice from the beloved entertainer, American icon, mother of eight children, and *New York Times* bestselling author.** When the *Donny and Marie* show ended its award-winning run on ABC in 1979, 19-year-old Marie was ready to leave the stage lights for a secretary’s life—she had prepared to say “goodbye” to fleeting fame by studying shorthand and typing! Clearly, life took a different turn. Now, decades later and still a beloved superstar, Marie opens the door to her thoughts on many of her milestones and missteps, both the public and the personal. In a life brimming with a mixture of charm and chaos, blessings and hilarious bungles, victory and vulnerability, Marie recounts for her “family of fans” her greatest successes as well as her most crushing disappointments, career pressures and expectations, marriage and divorce, depression, weight issues, tough choices, honors and awards, and the incredible joys and challenges of raising children. Through it all, Marie has bounced back time and again with unstoppable enthusiasm, resilience, and an unbeatably healthy and positive outlook on life. In *Might as Well Laugh About It Now*, she imparts her insights on surviving all of life’s roadblocks and detours in a collection of friendly musings and heartening advice about learning to survive— and moving forward—with humor and optimism.

The Midwich Cuckoos

In the sleepy English village of Midwich, a mysterious silver object appears and all the inhabitants fall unconscious. A day later the object is gone and everyone awakens unharmed – except that all the women in the village are discovered to be pregnant. The resultant children of Midwich do not belong to their parents: all are blonde, all are golden eyed. They grow up too fast and their minds exhibit frightening abilities that give them control over others and brings them into conflict with the villagers just as a chilling realisation dawns on the world outside . . . The Midwich Cuckoos is the classic tale of aliens in our midst, exploring how we respond when confronted by those who are innately superior to us in every conceivable way.

Midnight Tides

Midnight Tides (Malazan Book of the Fallen Series #5) by Steven Erikson
The epic fifth chapter in Steven Erikson’s mighty Malazan Book of the Fallen series — guaranteed to be crammed full of tremendous characters, old favourites and newcomers, wild and wonderful magic, awesome world-building — all bound together by a unique imagination and wonderful storytelling.

The Midnight Mayor

It’s said that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, then the Tower will crumble and the kingdom will fall. Resurrected sorcerer Matthew Swift is about to discover that this isn’t so far from the truth…
One by one, the protective magical wards that guard the city are falling. This is not good news. This array of supernatural defenses – a mix of international tourist attractions and forgotten urban legends – formed a formidable shield that protects the city of London from threats that are known to no one. But what could be so dangerous as to threaten an entire city?
Matthew Swift is about to find out. And if he’s lucky, he might just live long enough to do something about it…

Midnight Hero

Book-loving Bailey Chambers yearned to give herself, body and soul, to sexy SWAT cop Conall O’Rourke. His passionate kisses torched a four-alarm blaze in her body, but her growing fears of losing him to the hazards of his job led to a New Year’s Eve breakup. Then fate intervened…. Trying to convince Bailey to give them a second chance put Con and his lover in the line of fire, fighting deadly enemies with only a few short hours to save innocent hostages–and themselves. As the deadline ticked closer and the danger mounted, Bailey risked losing much more than just her heart….
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Midnight Caller

SUMMARY: Three deaths, one connection-the anonymous calls all three women reported in the weeks before they died. Detective Tony Marino wants to close this case before another woman disappears. Especially when he meets a fatherless little boy whose mother is being stalked. Single mom Erin O’Malley tells Tony about her anonymous caller’s heavy breathing and unnerving silences. And the feeling of being watched-constantly. Now, after years of thinking he had nothing to offer a wife and child, Tony will do anything to protect the family that feels like his own. Because Erinisnext on the killer’s list.

Midnight at the Well of Souls

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Entered by a thousand unsuspected gateways – built by a race lost in the clouds of time – the planet its dwellers called the Well World turned beings of every kind into something else. There spacefarer Nathan Brazil found himself companioned by a batman, an amorous female centaur and a mermaid – all once as human as he. Yet Nathan Brazil’s metamorphosis was more terrifying than any of those…and his memory was coming back, bringing with it the secret of the Well World. For at the heart of the bizarre planet lay the goal of every being that had ever lived – and Nathan Brazil and his comrades were…lucky?…enough to find it!