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    Daily Strength for Daily Needs
    Book by Mary Tileston
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    Daily Strength for Daily Needs by 1843-1934Mary Wilder Tileston, first published in 1901, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
     
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    Glory in Death (In Death #2)
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    It is 2058, New York City. In a world where technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there's only one place to hide a crime of passion-in the heart.

    Even in the mid-twenty-first century, during a time when genetic testing usually weeds out any violent hereditary traits before they can take over, murder still happens. The first victim is found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second is murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas has no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provide Eve with a long list of suspects -- including her own lover, Roarke.
     
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    We Are the Beloved: A Spiritual Journey
    Book by Ken Blanchard
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    Maigret and the Millionaires
    by Georges Simenon

    Maigret's investigations of the attempted suicide of the glamorous Countess Paverini and the death of her multimillionaire lover, David Ward, take him behind the glittering facade of the world famous hotels in Paris, Monte Carlo and Lausanne and into the private world of the very rich.
     
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    'Conversations with Kafka': Gustav Janouch.
     
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    Maigret In Society Paperback – 1965
    by Georges Simenon (Author)


    Maigret finds himself in a vanished world, when he's called to solve the case of the Comte de Saint-Hilaire, a former ambassador shot dead in his library.

    The first mystery that confronts Maigret is that the Comte was carrying on a romance, purely by letter, for 55 years with the Princess Isabelle de V-- (he called her Isi). The Comte and Isi are like characters out of a book, people from the eighteenth century who wandered into the twentieth.

    Isi's marriage to the Prince was a marriage of state, arising from the need for certain ancient families to marry wealth and position. The Comte was too poor enough to marry Isi. The Price knew all about his wife's innocent little romance, and didn't mind a bit. In fact everyone in this exalted circle knows all about it. The bizarre morality of "these people" is foreign territory to the chief inspector.

    Maigret is having trouble finding a motive, since nobody gains unduly by the Comte's death. The old housekeeper Jacquette must know something, but her reserve is impenetrable, her loyalty to the Comte and his rarefied world absolute.

    The truth, Maigret suspects, is simple. And yet it eludes him.

    This is a poignant tale about a love kept forever young between two old people. It's quite charming to watch the case stir up Maigret's own romantic susceptibilities.
     
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    Nineteen Eighty-Four
    Novel by George Orwell
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    Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda.
     
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    The one of his I most enjoyed was: Down and Out in Paris and London.
     
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