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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316551243
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 7th, 2018

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Don't You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062400734
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Published: Harper - July 3rd, 2018

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316337526
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 17th, 2017

The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250161109
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 2nd, 2019

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Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316352536
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Published: Hachette Books - October 10th, 2017

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The Substitution Order: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525656326
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Published: Knopf - July 9th, 2019

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316231411
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 9th, 2015

Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780881466485
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Published: Mercer University Press - April 2nd, 2018

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Don't You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062400741
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 30th, 2019

As Close to Us as Breathing: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316384131
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Published: Lee Boudreaux / Back Bay Books - November 1st, 2016

Swiss Vendetta: A Mystery (Agnes Luthi Mysteries #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250161529
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 9th, 2018

A Spider Sat Beside Her Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780999121016
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Published: K.E. Lanning - July 17th, 2017

Thanks, You're Awesome! A Little Person's Guide to Creating Good Vibes in the World Cover Image
By Jill Harrison, Toobz Muir (Illustrator), Allison Cassels (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9780996866071
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Published: Buddha Baby Books - December 11th, 2017

Faith, Family, & Fun: Monthly Lessons to Color and Connect with God's Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780578486710
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Published: Blessing2upublishing - September 27th, 2019

Wish You Well Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780446699488
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 3rd, 2007

Moon, Gorgeous Moon Cover Image
By Koraljka (Illustrator), M. H. Bradford
$11.29
ISBN: 9780692985694
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Published: Ivory Dog Press LLC - November 24th, 2017

Downtown Roanoke Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738516271
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - April 21st, 2004

This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143129660
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Published: Penguin Books - July 4th, 2017

Let's Sit Down, Figure This Out Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997676679
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Published: Groundhog Poetry Press LLC - October 4th, 2017

The Bedford Boys: One American Town's Ultimate D-day Sacrifice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780306813559
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Published: Da Capo Press - May 12th, 2004

Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! Cover Image
By Cece Bell, Cece Bell (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763679361
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Published: Candlewick - September 3rd, 2019

A Well-Timed Murder: An Agnes Lüthi Mystery (Agnes Luthi Mysteries #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250110015
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Published: Minotaur Books - February 6th, 2018

Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062562883
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 20th, 2016

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316337540
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 18th, 2016

Tippy Toes Hot Cover Image
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Published: Gingerdakin. LLC - September 15th, 2018

Jesus Saves Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802147141
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Published: Grove Press - June 18th, 2019

Wild Styles Cover Image
By Michelle Kyger (Illustrator), M. H. Bradford
$11.29
ISBN: 9780692068632
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Published: Ivory Dog Press LLC - April 6th, 2018

Death on the River: A Fiancee's Dark Secrets and a Kayak Trip Turned Deadly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250092045
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Published: St. Martin's True Crime - April 30th, 2019

Roanoke Valley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738586663
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - January 3rd, 2011

Chasing the Powhatan Arrow: A Travelogue in Economic Geography Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996774420
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Published: Pileated Press - October 18th, 2016

If Trouble Don't Kill Me: A Family's Story of Brotherhood, War, and Bluegrass Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307463067
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Published: Crown - August 10th, 2010

Norfolk and Western Railway Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738515274
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 17th, 2003

Yellow Stonefly: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804012072
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Published: Swallow Press - November 8th, 2018

Great Bear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780997676600
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Published: Groundhog Poetry Press LLC - September 1st, 2016

Michael Jordan: The Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316194761
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2015

What We Keep Is Not Always What Will Stay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738726151
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Published: Flux - June 8th, 2011

After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813942223
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Published: University of Virginia Press - April 16th, 2019

Galaxies: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780881466164
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Published: Mercer University Press - March 1st, 2017

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061233326
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 10th, 2013

Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316387149
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Published: Back Bay Books - December 12th, 2017

The Brotherhood of the Wheel: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765380296
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Published: Tor Books - March 21st, 2017

The Jezebel Remedy (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804172905
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Published: Vintage - June 14th, 2016

Take Care Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807577325
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - January 1st, 2018

The Legal Limit (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307388667
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2009

Salem and Roanoke County in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780738518381
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 17th, 2005

The Sting of the Bee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780999121023
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Published: K.E. Lanning - April 4th, 2018

Big Stone Gap: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345438324
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 3rd, 2001

The Jezebel Remedy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385353595
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 9th, 2015

The Night Dahlia (Nightwise #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765390127
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Published: Tor Books - April 3rd, 2018

Suicide Blonde Cover Image
By Darcey Steinke, Maggie Nelson (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127341
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Published: Grove Press - June 13th, 2017

The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780892554782
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Published: Persea - March 7th, 2017

Listen to the Birds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780999121047
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Published: K.E. Lanning - April 4th, 2019

Nightwise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250178916
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Published: Tor Books - January 16th, 2018

The Selection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062059949
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Published: HarperTeen - March 26th, 2013