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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Cowell, Cressida
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Book number taken from cover
Topics: Vikings, Dragons, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Dragons, Dragons, Vikings
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 6"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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by Grossman, Lev
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As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. After graduating from college and being admitted into a highly exclusive, secret society of magic in upstate New York, he makes a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. But the land of Quentin's fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined for his childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Literary, Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Fantasy -- Magic &...
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by Patricia Mccormick
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Topics: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse, Social Issues - General, General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books...
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by Higashino, Keigo, 1958-; Smith, Alexander O
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Topic: Fiction
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by Lori Wick
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Topic: Princes -- Fiction
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by Garwood, Julie
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By edict of the King, Alec Kincaid must take an English bride, and his choice, young Jamie Jamison, sees Alec as everything her heart warned her against--arrogant, good looking, and passionate
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, English fiction, United States
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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
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Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru boken
Topic: Japanese fiction
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by Hinds, Gareth, 1971-; Homer. Odyssey
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Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Classics by Age, Children's Books -- Literature -- Science...
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by Titilola Alexandrah Shoneyin
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Topics: Polygamy, Wives, Families, Fiction
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by Searles, John
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Returning home to live with his mother, who is still grieving over the death of her younger son, Ronnie, Philip Chase learns that Ronnie's former girlfriend is pregnant with Ronnie's child--despite the fact that Ronnie died five years earlier
Topics: Popular American Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction, General, Fiction / General, Psychological,...
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by Evanovich, Janet
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Armed with attitude, not to mention stun gun, defense spray, killer flashlight and her mistrusted .38, Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, goes after a man who skipped bail. He replies by taunting her in a gruesome manner, sending her bits and pieces of dead people. By the author of One for the Money
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Bounty hunters, Mystery fiction
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by Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
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Rand al'Thor is the Dragon Reborn - able to touch the One Power, but unable to control it. Rand knows only that he must face the Dark One in a battle to the death. Ahead of him lies the next great test for...the Dragon Reborn.
Topics: Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy, Fantasy - Epic, Fantasy - Series, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Rand...
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by Johanna Lindsey
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Topics: Mistaken identity, Fiction
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by Clancy, Tom, 1947-
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652 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: World War III -- Fiction, Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction
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by Kim, Young; Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
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When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human
Topics: Children's Books -- Literature -- Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror -- Comics &...
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by Child, Lee
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Topics: Women, Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character), Serial murders, Veterans, Mystery fiction
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Originally published: New York : Tor, 2002
Topics: Science fiction, American, Science fiction, American
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by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Topics: Romance - Fantasy, Fiction / Romance / Fantasy, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Romance: Gothic
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by Brown, Sandra, 1948-
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Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007
Topics: Mystery fiction, Rich people, Police
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by Philip Roth
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Topics: Young men -- Fiction, Jewish men -- Fiction, Sex addicts -- Fiction, Mothers and sons -- Fiction
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by Coelho, Paulo; Costa, Margaret Jull
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Previously published in hardcover: New York : HarperCollins, 2004
Topics: Brazilian Novel And Short Story, Fiction - General, Fiction, General, Fiction / General, Literary,...
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by Eloisa James
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Topics: Social life and customs, Man-woman relationships, Fiction
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by Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957; Williams, Garth
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Revised edition, illustrated by Garth Williams, published in 1953
Topics: Juvenile Fiction, New York (State), Fiction, Classics, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction,...
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by Jim Butcher
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Topics: Harry Dresden (Fictitious character), Wizards, FICTION / Fantasy / General, Fiction
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by Quick, Amanda
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Madeline Deveridge is all too aware of the whispers behind her back, the rumors that she dispatched her husband to the next world and concealed her crime. But Madeline has a far more pressing problem than being called the Wicked Widow. She fears that she and her beloved aunt are being haunted!
Topics: Widows, Romantic suspense fiction, Regency fiction
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by Clare, Cassandra; Rosamilia, Mike, book designer; Margaret K. McElderry Books, publisher; Simon and Schuster, Inc., publisher
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Topics: Demonology, Magic, Young women, Brothers and sisters, Vampires, Good and evil, Supernatural,...
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by L'Engle, Madeleine
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With Meg Murray's help, the dragons her six year-old brother saw in the vegetable garden play an important part in his struggle between life and death
Topics: Science fiction, Fantasy, Brothers and sisters, Sick, Fantasy
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by Weale, Anne
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"Harlequin"--Cover
Topics: Romance, Fiction - Romance, Fiction, Romance - General, Large type books
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by Rick Riordan
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Topics: Hera (Greek deity), Gaia (Greek deity), Greek Mythology, Juvenile fiction, Roman Mythology,...
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by Stephanie Laurens
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Topics: Kidnapping, Man-woman relationships, Cynster family (Fictitious characters), Fiction
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by Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
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Topics: Literary, Fiction / General, Fiction, Fiction - General, School shootings, High school students,...
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by Authors mixed
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Mistresses -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Cinda Williams Chima
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Topics: Wizards -- Fiction, Princesses -- Fiction, Fantasy
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by Lori Wick
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Topics: Family -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction
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by Roberts, Nora
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Previously published individually by Silhouette Books in 1983 and 1984
Topics: Romance fiction, Man-woman relationships
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by Patricia Highsmith
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Topics: Railroad travel -- Fiction, Murderers -- Fiction
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by Jacqueline Susann
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Topics: Female friendship -- Fiction., Women -- Drug use -- Fiction., Motion picture industry -- Fiction.,...
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by Riordan, Rick
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The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's sixteenth birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos in his advance on New York City, while the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster, Typhon
Topics: Mythology, Greek, Fate and fatalism, Monsters, Animals, Mythical, Titans (Mythology), Jackson,...
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by Roberts, Nora
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Born in fire -- Born in ice -- Born in shame
Topics: Romance fiction, American, Love stories, American
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by Nora Roberts
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Topics: Dallas, Eve (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Policewomen -- New York (State) -- New York --...
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by Niven, Larry
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Includes excerpts from "The Burning City" by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
Topics: Science Fiction, Science Fiction - General, Fiction - Science Fiction, Fiction / Science Fiction /...
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by Louis L'Amour
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Topics: Women ranchers -- New Mexico -- Fiction, New Mexico -- Fiction
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by Jordan, Penny
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Topics: Romance - General, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Large Print, Large type books
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by Christine Feehan
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Topic: Vampires -- Fiction
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by McCammon, Robert R
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"An ancient evil roams the blasted, nightmare country, an evil as old as time. He is the Man with the Scarlet Eye, the Man of Many Faces, gathering under his power the forces of human greed and madness. He is seeking to destroy a child, the one called Swan."--Cover
Topics: Good and evil, Horror fiction
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by Lackey, Mercedes
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Granddaughter of a sorceress and daughter of a noble house, Kerowyn had been forced to run the family keep since her mother's untimely death. Now all of her hopes and plans to return to training horses and hunting have been shattered by an attack on her ancestral home, the death of her father, the wounding of her brother and the kidnapping of his fiance
Topics: Swords, Magic, Mercenary troops, Valdemar (Imaginary place), Fantasy fiction
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by James, Eloisa
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When Lady Roberta St. Giles, a marquess's sheltered only daughter, gambles on love with notorious scoundrel Damon Reeve, the Earl of Gryffyn, she plays a high-stakes game of seduction and passion where the winner takes all
Topics: Regency fiction, Love stories
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by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Topics: Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction, Social isolation -- Juvenile fiction, High schools -- Juvenile...
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by Roberts, Nora
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To inherit part of their father's estate, three sisters--each unknown to the others and the children of three separate marriages--must put aside their mutual bitterness and live together on their father's isolated, mysteriously violent Montana ranch
Topics: Sisters, Inheritance and succession, Romantic fiction
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by Kenney, W. P. (William Patrick), 1933-
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Includes bibliographical references (page 107)
Topics: General, Study Aids, Study Guides, Fiction, History and criticism
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by Donaldson, Julia; Scheffler, Axel, illustrator
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Topics: Interactive Adventure, Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's 4-8 -...
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by Jerzy N. Kosinski
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe, Eastern -- Fiction, Abandoned children -- Fiction, Poland --...
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by Winters, Rebecca
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Piper Duchess feels as though she's been left on the shelf - her two sisters are happily married to gorgeous men. Piper, left in New York, feels her life is all work - and absolutely no play! So she decides if you can't beat them ... join them! So that's Piper's plan. She knows the man she wants to marry: honorable aristocrat Nic de Pastrana. And now it seems Nic needs her help. His family's future depends on it ..
Topics: Romance - General, Fiction / Romance / General, American Light Romantic Fiction, Fiction, Fiction -...
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by Bagshawe, Tilly; Sheldon, Sidney. Master of the game
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Sequel to Sidney Sheldon's Master of the game
Topics: Corporations, Families, Domestic fiction
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Hill, Grace Livingston, 1865-1947
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Topic: Christian fiction
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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A group of neighbors trapped in a grocery store by a supernatural mist--which may have been unintentionally unleashed by a nearby military base--must fight the horrific monsters that live within it
Topics: King, Stephen - Prose & Criticism, Fiction, Fiction - Horror, Horror, Horror - General, Fiction...
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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Garden -- Year of the flood -- Creation day -- Feast of Adam and all primates -- Festival of arks -- Saint Euell of wild foods -- Mole day -- April fish -- Feast of serpent wisdom -- Pollination day -- Saint Dian, martyr -- Predator day -- Saint Rachel and all birds -- Saint Terry and all wayfarers -- Saint Julian and all souls
Topics: Environmental disasters, Regression (Civilization), Science fiction, Globalisierung, Zukunft
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by Hannah Howell
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Topics: Escapes -- Fiction, Highlands (Scotland) -- Fiction
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by Trenton Lee Stewart
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Topics: Science fiction, School & Education, Science Fiction / Fantasy (Young Adult), Juvenile Fiction,...
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by Roberts, Nora
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Gathered around the Pagan Stone three boys set in motion a force bent on destruction that threatens their childhood town of Hawkins Hollow until years later they meet again with three equally determined women to find a way to use the Stone to stop the murder and mayhem
Topics: Friendship, Blessing and cursing, Demonology, Spiritual warfare, Precognition, Occult fiction
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by Grass, Günter, 1927-
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Acclaimed as the greatest German novel written since the end of World War II, The Tin Drum is the autobiography of thirty-year-old Oskar Matzerath who has lived through the long Nazi nightmare and who, as the novel begins, is being held in a mental institution. Willfully stunting his growth at three feet for many years, wielding his tin drum and piercing scream as anarchistic weapons, he provides a profound yet hilarious perspective on both German history and the human condition in the modern...
Topics: Historical fiction, Political fiction, German fiction
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by Cinda Williams Chima
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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Fantasy, Wizards -- Fiction, Princesses -- Fiction
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by Roberts, Nora
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"Reece Gilmore knows there's a killer in Angel's Fist, even if Brody, despite his seeming impatience and desire to keep her at arm's length, is the only one willing to believe her. When a series of menacing events makes it clear that someone wants her out of the way, Reece must put her trust in Brody -- and herself -- to find out if there is a killer in Angel's Fist, before it's too late."--Jacket
Topic: Suspense fiction
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by Rick Riordan
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Topics: Mythology, Greek -- Fiction, Monsters -- Fiction, Animals, Mythical -- Fiction, Camps -- Fiction
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by Eoin Colfer
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Topics: Lemurs -- Juvenile fiction, Magic -- Juvenile fiction, Fairies -- Juvenile fiction, Space and time...
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by Cook, Glen
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Topic: Fantasy fiction
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by Brown, Sandra, 1948-
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Topics: Authors and publishers, Fiction, Novelists, Editors, Revenge, Islands
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by Robinson, Kim Stanley
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pt. 1. Peacock Mountain -- pt. 2. Areophany -- pt. 3. A new constitution -- pt. 4. Green Earth -- pt. 5. Home at last -- pt. 6. Ann in the Outback -- pt. 7. Making things work -- pt. 8. The Green and the White-- pt. 9. Natural history -- pt. 10. Werteswandel -- pt. 11. Viriditas -- pt. 12. It goes so fast -- pt. 13. Experimental procedures -- pt. 14. Phoenix Lake
Topics: Life on other planets, Life on other planets -- Fiction, Mars (Planet) -- Fiction
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by Goodkind, Terry
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"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Topics: Rahl, Richard (Fictitious character), Wizards, Missing persons, Missing women, Epic fiction,...
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by Martin, George R. R
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Includes two maps on endpapers
Topics: Fiction, Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy - Epic, Fantasy - Series, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Fantasy...
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by Wick, Lori
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Sentenced to hang for his part in a bank robbery, Sean Donovan is saved from execution when Charlotte Cooper, owner of the livery, agrees to marry him.--
Topics: Frontier and pioneer life, Large type books, Christian fiction