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  • Rally ‘Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad – A mystery novel about a murder/mystery game which Soon after it begun, the eccen­tric cre­ator mys­te­ri­ously dies. The game becomes real when one of the guests die and the tour guide real­izes that the mys­tery is actu­ally based on a real-life unsolved crime.

  • Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli – A memoir starting in 2007. The author volunteered to go to Bhutan and help launch their first radio station.

  • Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap Stories – A non-fiction book by the famous rocker writing anecdotes about his career and the peo­ple he met.

  • The Ranger by Ace Atkins – The first book in a new series introducing Army Range Quinn Colson coming home to investigate the murder of his uncle, the sheriff.

  • The Reincarnationist by M. J. Rose – A fic­tional story involv­ing past lives and reli­gious myth. It is the first of a series,

  • A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick – A fictional story about a 58 year old widower and his mail order bride. The story takes place in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, as well as in the heated, burning desire of the characters’ hearts.

  • The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs – The ape man is recov­er­ing from his sac­ri­fice at mar­riage to Jane Porter and goes to visit Paul d’Arnot in France. On the ship Tarzan becomes involved in the affairs of Count­ess Olga de Coude and her hus­band, Count Raoul de Coude while two peo­ple try to prey on them.

  • The Returned by Jason Mott – The novel asks sev­eral very inter­est­ing ques­tions: what would you do if loved ones came back from the dead? Are they your loved ones or are they “copies”? How would the world react? What would the world do with all the over pop­u­la­tion?

  • Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry – A fictional book set in Texas following famil­iar char­ac­ters from pre­vi­ous McMurtry Books.

  • The Rising Tide: A Novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara – The first book in a historical series about World War II, this one starts at the African campaign and ends before the invasion into France.

  • The Risk Agent by Ridley Pearson – a fic­tional mystery/thriller tak­ing place in China. The book is the first of a new series.

  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Dark­est Jour­ney by Can­dice Mil­lard – A non-fiction book telling of the extra­or­di­nary expe­di­tion led by Cân­dido Mar­i­ano da Silva Ron­don and his co-commander, ex-President Theodore Roo­sevelt, down the unex­plored trib­u­taries of the Ama­zon in 1914.

  • Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner– At age 12 Thomas Walker to go out west and sell Samuel Colt’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary “Improved Revolv­ing Gun”. Not long after their trav­els start, Thomas’ father is killed by rob­bers, and the young orphan tries to make it back home with his few pos­ses­sions, includ­ing a wooden model of the gun, and no money, rely­ing on the kind­ness of strangers.

  • Rocamora by Donald Michael Platt – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in 17th Cen­tury Spain based on the life of Vicente de Rocamora a poet, fighter and Domini­can priest who was thrust into the schem­ing court of King Philip IV. This book was the 2012 final­ist in the Inter­na­tional Book Awards for His­tor­i­cal Fiction.

  • Rock­ing the Wall: Bruce Spring­steen: The Berlin Con­cert that Changed the World by Eric Kirschbaum – A a well researched, inter­est­ing book about a fas­ci­nat­ing slice of his­tory. The author tries to say that Spring­steen had a part in the rev­o­lu­tion that took place later on to take down the Berlin Wall, whether he did or did not we’ll never know – but we’d like to think he might have.

  • Room by Emma Donoghue – A fictional award winning book with a disturbing premise.  The book tells of Ma, who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years by “Old Nick”.  Ma and Old Nick have a son, Jack who is also lives in the room without being able to leave.

  • Roma by Steven Saylor – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book which attempts to tell 1,000 years of his­tory in 600 pages.

  • The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen – A fic­tional book set in Saudi Ara­bia, a char­ac­ter study of mar­riage in the midst of a cul­ture clash.

  • Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay – A fic­tional book which fol­lows the com­plex life of a Russ­ian prima bal­le­rina who defected to the US.

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  • Wanted: Gen­tle­man Bank Rob­ber: The True Story of Leslie Ibsen Rogge, One of the FBI’s Most Elu­sive Crim­i­nals by Dane Batty – A true-crime book about the crim­i­nal career of the man on top of the FBI’s most wanted.

  • War Reporting for Cowards by Chris Ayres – Honest and humorous look at the author’s experience as an embedded journalist.

  • Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow – This  marvelous Pulitzer winner book breaks the wooden image of Washington and brings out the character of the man we all learned about with all his charm and personality.

  • War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Taking place during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, the owrk revolves around three families. The work is regarded as one of the most impor­tant works of world lit­er­a­ture .

  • The Watchman of Ephraim by Gerard de Marigny– A fic­tional book tak­ing place a decade after 9/11 when a multi-billionaire whose wife died in the Twin Towers opens a private security firm.

  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen– A fictional boy-meets-girl story/boy-and-his-elephant set against turn of the century circus scene.

  • We, The Drowned by Carsten Jensen – A spellbinding, award winning (Danske Banks Litteraturpris) fictional book which spans 100 years in the lives of the inhabitants of the small Danish coastal town Marstal. Jensen’s debut novel is hailed as an instant classic and rightfully so.

  • Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdes – A fictional story which takes place examines the relationship between white masters and their concubines slaves. The story mostly takes place in the early 1850s at an Ohio vacation resort called Tawawa House

  • When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna – A non-fiction book about Grant’s infa­mous “Gen­eral Order No. 11”. Yes, this a non-fiction book – who would have thought?

  • Who Was Bruce Lee? by Jim Gigliotti – The book tells about Lee’s influ­ence in mar­tial arts and pop cul­ture, as well as touch on how Lee intro­duce Chi­nese cul­ture to main­stream Amer­i­can and his influ­ence in that arena.

  • A Wilder­ness of Error : The Tri­als of Jef­frey Mac­Don­ald by Errol Mor­ris – A true-crime non-fiction book about the trial of Jef­frey Mac­Don­ald, for­mer Cap­tain in the Green Berets, a med­ical doc­tor, Prince­ton grad­u­ate, father and hus­band was con­victed of mur­der­ing his fam­ily in 1970.

  • Wildflowers of Terezin by Robert Elmer – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book tak­ing place in Den­mark dur­ing World War II. The book is well researched and an enthralling read.

  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher – A fun book with plenty of homages to both Star Wars fans and Shakespeare’s fans. A fast and easy read of a famil­iar story (with a few twists) and a wink and a nod.

  • William Shakespeare’s the Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher – The sec­ond install­ment where Mr. Doescher takes on the Star Was uni­verse through the words of the famous bard.

  • Wine to Water by Doc Hendley – A non-fiction mem­oir of the author start­ing the Wine to Water non-profit. The char­ity brings clean water to many parts of the world.

  • Wings: A Novel of World War II Fly­girls by Karl Friedrich – A his­tor­i­cal fic­tion book about the Women Air­force Ser­vice Pilot or WASP, women pilots for the US Army during World War II.

  • Winter in Wartime by Jan Terlouw – A fic­tional book set in World War II. The book is a Dutch clas­sic orig­i­nally called Oor­logswin­ter.

  • The Witch Doctor’s Wife by Tamar Myers – A novel about Amanda Brown, a young missionary from South Carolina, travels to the Belgian Congo in 1958 in order to oversee a missionary guest house in the town of Belle Vue. Belle Vue is a diamond mining town in which the race by the Belgian occupiers to get as many riches as they can before the forces of independence takes over is a major concern..

  • What Really Matters by Haim Shapira– This non-fiction book which asks many philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions and some­times even answers them.

  • Wolf Hunt by Armand Cabasson – A historical fiction mystery takeing place dur­ing the Napoleonic wars while the Aus­tri­ans and the French bat­tle over some small vil­lages by the Danube. The mys­tery takes sec­ond place to the author’s impres­sive research of the time, whether it would be bat­tle­field tac­tics or a Vien­nese ball.

  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins – Published as a newspaper serial in 1859. In 1860 a collected edition of the chapters was published in book form.  Even though this is a Victorian novel, it is still gripping, engaging and a page turner

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum – Dorothy and her companions journey to find what they always have.  Darker, more exciting and better than the movie.

  • Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick – an award winning fictional book which merges words and pictures to build a coherent, simple story.

  • The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla – Ben Mendelssohn wants to be reunited with his belated wife, he will do any­thing to be with her again and on his birth­day he puts a bul­let in his head to accom­plish the task. When Ben enters the Other World he dis­cov­ers that find­ing a per­son among the mil­lions who occupy the realm is not an easy task.

  • World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters – Detec­tive Hank Palace leaves the com­fort­able nest he shared with his friends in New Eng­land, wait­ing for an aster­oid to hit Earth, to find his sis­ter Nico. Nico has joined a group of rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies who intend on free­ing sci­en­tists out of jail so they can save the world.

  • The Wounded Giant by Michael O’Hanlon – A non-fiction eBook in which the author lays out his ideas for mil­i­tary bud­get cuts.

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