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Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci is book 1 of the Atlee Pine series. This story follows FBI special agent Atlee Pine who is assigned to the isolated wildernesses of the western United States. Ever since her twin sister was abducted at age five, by a serial killer, she has made it her life long mission to incarcerate those who hurt others. Atlee is assigned to a case involving a missing man and his mutilated mule. What she didn’t expect, was to uncover the first clue in a long list of other similar missing persons’ cases.

Arlene Dickinson’s book Persuasion: A New Approach to Changing Minds is a biography about Arlene’s struggles as a young woman going through a divorce with no savings and no idea how she was going to care for her four young children. One year later, she was a partner in Venture Communications. Ten years later she was CEO, determined to grow the business into one of Canada’s largest independently owned marketing firms. She talks about how to persuade both in the meeting room and in everyday life: the crucial importance of a particular kind of listening; how to get people to buy into your ideas; how to attract followers and deal with naysayers; the art of storytelling; how to turn mistakes to your advantage; and how to seize opportunities where others see only roadblocks.

My Grape Year by Canadian author Laura Bradbury is book 1 of the Grape Series. Laura Bradbury goes to Burgundy, France for a year on an exchange program. She arrives with very little knowledge of the French language but adapts quite well to the people and the environment. She finds herself having a hard time resisting the charming young men, and dating is against the rules of the program. Will the urge of pursuing a relationship with a wonderful man overcome her?

Tom Clancy’s book Line of Sight is currently on our Best Sellers shelf. Twenty years ago, Dr. Kathy Ryan restored the eyesight of a young Bosnian girl who had been injured during an attack in the Balkan War. Today, her son, Jack Ryan Jr. has decided to surprise his mother by tracking down the young lady. What he finds shocks them both.

The helpless child has grown into a remarkable woman. Aida Curic is a beautiful woman who runs a refugee agency that helps the children of her native Bosnia. Jack finds himself drawn to her, but before he has a chance to tell her how he feels, she’s snatched off the streets of Sarajevo by kidnappers.