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Autumn Gatherings

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When Autumn Leaves (Fantasy Fiction-Magic)
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Amy S. Foster

Book Description: In the picturesque Pacific coast town of Avening, it's hard not to believe in magic. This is a town where the shoes in the window always fit, where you can buy a love potion at the corner shop, and where local lore seamlessly mixes with the supernatural.

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Fall Of Frost (Biogrphical Fiction)
By Brian Hall

Book Description: The author  takes readers from Frost's troubled childhood in San Francisco to his creative flowering in Great Britain at the onset of WWI, to the fraught relationship between Frost-as-widower and his married secretary. The narrative returns again and again to the cold winters in New England farm country that permeated his poetry and his 20s and 30s, to the tragedy of Frost's children's deaths.  None of what's here enlarges on the extraordinary amount of biographical material on Frost, but Hall gets deep into Frost's head, an approach that brings a startling immediacy to a complex figure many know only as the author of classics like The Road Not Taken.

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Glow (Mothers and Daughters )
By Jessica Maria Tuccelli

Book Description: A breathtaking Georgia-mountain epic about the complex bond of mothers and daughters across a century. In the autumn of 1941, Amelia J. McGee, a young woman of Cherokee and Scotch-Irish descent, and an outspoken pamphleteer for the NAACP, hastily sends her daughter, Ella, alone on a bus home to Georgia in the middle of the night-a desperate action that is met with dire consequences when the child encounters two drifters and is left for dead on the side of the road. Ella awakens to find herself in the homestead of Willie Mae Cotton, a wise hoodoo practitioner and former slave, and her partner, Mary-Mary Freeborn, tucked deep in the Takatoka forest. As Ella begins to heal, the legacies of her lineage are revealed.

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Red Leaves (Suspense)
By Thomas H. Cook

Book Description: Eric Moore has a prosperous business, a comfortable home, a stable family life in a quiet town. Then, on an ordinary night, his teenage son Keith babysits Amy Giordano, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. The next morning Amy is missing, and Eric isn't sure his son is innocent.In his desperate attempt to hold his family together by proving his-and the community's-suspicions wrong, Eric finds himself in a vortex of doubt and broken trust. What should he make of Keith's strange behavior? Of his wife's furtive phone calls to a colleague? Of his brother's hints that he knows things he's afraid to say? In a race against time and mistrust, Eric must discover what has happened to Amy Giordano and face the long-buried family secrets he has so carefully ignored.

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Wicked Autumn- A Max Tudor Novel (Detective and Mystery)
By G.M. Malliet

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Book Description: His tranquility as the established vicar of a New Age village shattered by the murder of an unpopular woman, former MI5 agent Max Tudor struggles with past demons while trying to identify a killer in his peaceful community.

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Autumn: The City (Horror Tales)
By David Moody
 
Book Description:  After 99% of the population of the planet is killed in less than 24 hours, for the very few who have managed to stay alive, things are about to get much worse.  Animated by "phase two" of some unknown contagion, the dead begin to rise. At first slow, blind, dumb and lumbering, quickly the bodies regain their most basic senses and abilities... sight, hearing, locomotion...  As well as the instinct toward aggression and violence.  Held back only by the restraints of their rapidly decomposing flesh, the dead seem to have only one single goal - to lumber forth and destroy the sole remaining attraction in the silent, lifeless world:  those who have survived the plague, who now find themselves outnumbered 1,000,000 to 1...

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Autum Song (Inspirational Fiction)
By Martha Rogers

Book Description: Why does everyone think a girl’s only lot in life is to find a husband and settle down? Kathleen Muldoon is twenty-three and tired of ranch living. Fiercely independent and determined to become a nurse, she has left her family’s ranch to study medicine under Old Doc Jensen and live in town with her Aunt Mae, who runs a boardinghouse. Daniel Monroe has just arrived in Porterfield to set up his law practice. Sparks fly when he is introduced to Kate at the boardinghouse, but the initial attraction quickly dissolves into an argument—the first of many. Daniel is enamored with Kate but uncomfortable with her independent spirit and dreams of becoming a nurse. When trouble erupts between the ranchers and lumberjacks over timber rights, Kate is furious to learn that Daniel has worked out an agreement she believes will destroy her father’s land. Can they overcome their pride and help each other become everything God wants them to be?
 
Seasons of the Heart series

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Drums of Autumn (Historical Fiction- Time travel)
By Diana Gabaldon

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Book Description: The fourth volume in the series of time-travel novels continues the romantic saga of Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall. In this work, the reunited Frasers, cast ashore in the New World, try to build a new life among exiled Scottish Highlanders on the eve of the American Revolution.

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Autumn Accents
By Lynette Jensen

Book Description: From the honey-gold cover with a picture of floating apple candles set amongst pumpkins and fallen leaves, to the carmel tone-on-tone jacket borders and pages, this book is a feast for the eyes. There are none of Lynette's usual quilting projects or instructions, just photograph after luscious photograph of terrific fall decorating and entertaining ideas.

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Eat Feed Autumn Winter: 30 Ways to Celebrate When the Mercury Drops
By Anne Bramley

Book Description: Going well beyond cookbooks that focus solely on the holidays, Eat Feed Autumn Winter finds reason to celebrate throughout the year’s twilit time. After helping you stock your pantry, Bramley presents meals to sustain you from the first chilly evenings of fall through the lengthening days that herald spring. With menus for enjoying the autumn harvest (Wheat Berry and Fig Salad, Feta-Olive Phyllo Cigars), celebrating the winter solstice (Lambswool Punch, Yule Log Cake), and warming up après ski (Onion Rösti, Cheese Fondue), the book is a cornucopia—not just of delectable recipes but also of imaginative ideas for cold-weather entertaining.

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Fall Scaping: Extending Your Garden Season Into Autumn
By Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen

Book Descrition: Pennsylvania gardeners Ondra and Cohen (Perennial Gardener's Design Primer) bring imaginative ideas, practical techniques and new inspiration to autumn, that often-neglected tail end of the gardening year.

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Autumn Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy With Family and Friends
By Rick Rodgers

Book Description: When the leaves start to fall and the temperature begins to drop, it's time to cozy up with comfort food that takes full advantage of the season's flavors. From squash and root vegetables to cranberries and quince to hearty, savory dishes, Autumn Gatherings will help you make the most of this season's natural bounty.

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