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Born in July

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Happy Birthday to all these authors who were born in July. Celebrate this week by reading one of them. Choose from classics like Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Emily Bronte?s Wuthering Heights or Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms. For those who prefer something more recent, try JK Rowling's adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, set in a quiet English village, seething with intrigue. Jayne Anne Phillips offers detective and mystery fiction, with an historical twist, while Coonts' featured book is a collection of short stories from three different time periods. Happy Birthday in July. The featured books can be reserved for just $1.35 per title, or you can check for them next time you visit a library.
Wuthering heights / by Emily Bronte
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Heathcliff, an orphan, is raised by Mr Earnshaw as one of his own children. Hindley despises him, but wild Cathy becomes his constant companion, and he falls violently in love with her. When she will not marry him, his vengeance ruins them all...
Quiet dell : a novel / by Jayne Anne Phillips
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1931, Emily Thornhill, one of only a few women in the Chicago press, covers the murders of Asta Eicher and her three children in Quiet Dell, West Virginia. Emily goes to West Virginia to cover the murder trial and to investigate the story herself.
The sea witch / by Stephen Coonts
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Airplanes, adventures, life and death in the skies: The Sea Witch brings together three dramatic tales - from three periods of history - of men and women at war...
The casual vacancy / by J. K. Rowling
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Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. When Barry Fairbrother dies in his forties, the empty seat left by him on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has seen
Brave new world / by Aldous Huxley
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Far in the future the world controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent...
A farewell to arms / by Ernest Hemingway
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A romantic wartime story in which the author draws on his own experience of the First World War, when he volunteered for ambulance service in Italy.
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