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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 Konigsburg, E. L
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Published by arrangement with Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Friendship, Schools, Contests, People with disabilities,...
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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 Hosseini, Khaled
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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also...
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Topics: Male friendship, Social classes, Betrayal, Boys
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by Tan, Amy
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Feathers from a thousand Li away -- The twenty-six malignant gates -- American translation -- Queen mother of the western skies
Topics: Women, Reminiscing in old age, Chinese American women, Mothers and daughters, Loss (Psychology),...
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by Roberts, Nora; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"The beginning of an all new romantic trilogy -- first time in print"-- P. [1] of cover
Topic: Friendship
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by Schulz, Charles M; Namm, Diane; Ellis, Art; Ellis, Kim
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"A Golden book."
Topics: Dogs, Friendship, Dogs, Friendship, Snoopy (Fictitious character)
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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 Roberts, Nora
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Includes excerpt from: Vision in white
Topics: Female friendship, Weddings
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by Irving, John, 1942-
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Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Belief and doubt, Mothers, Male friendship, Predestination, Birthfathers
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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 Hannah, Kristin
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"A novel"--Jacket
Topics: Best friends, Friendship in adolescence, Female friendship, Nineteen seventies, Best friends,...
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Topics: Publishers and publishing, Female friendship, Women editors, Stenographers, Young women, Roommates
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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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A Junior Library Guild selection
Topics: Middle schools, Friendship, Schools, Diaries, Middle schools, Friendship, Schools, Diaries,...
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by Roberts, Nora
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Kate Powell faces a professional impropriety and a dark secret from her past that forces her to search deep within herself
Topic: Friendship
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by Howard, Linda, 1950-
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When four female colleagues at a Michigan corporation compile a list of qualities that would make up the perfect man, they unwittingly unleash a murderer who targets them for the perfect murder -- one at a time
Topics: Police, Female friendship, Mate selection, Suspense fiction
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by Jeffers, Oliver
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Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 2005
Topics: Penguins, Lost and found possessions, Friendship, Voyages and travels, Penguins, Lost and found...
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by Roberts, Nora; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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As the madness, which happens for seven days every seven years, prepares to descend upon the town of Hawkins Hollow, three men bound by blood and three woman bound by ancestry to a demon join forces to stop the terror from beginning again
Topics: Legal stories, Telepathy, Spiritual warfare, Friendship, Blessing and cursing
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by Roberts, Nora
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Topics: American Light Romantic Fiction, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Romance: Modern, Romance -...
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by Harrison, Lisi
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Friendships are tested when Alicia, a seventh grader at Octavian Country Day School, decides to break away from the exclusive clique led by her best friend to start her own group
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Topics: Interpersonal relations, Cliques (Sociology), Friendship, Middle schools, Schools, Interpersonal...
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself
Topics: Newbery Medal, Juvenile delinquency, Homeless persons, Friendship, Treasure-trove
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When Mama helps Hello Kitty and her friends bake cookies for the school bake sale, they mysteriously disappear. Readers can decorate the pages with included stickers
Topics: Baking, Cookies, Friendship, Hello Kitty (Fictitious character), Animals, Baking, Cookies,...
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by Westerfeld, Scott
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Sequel: Pretties
Topics: Beauty, Personal, Teenage girls, Beauty, Personal, Friendship
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by Potok, Chaim
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Two Jewish boys growing to manhood in Brooklyn discover that differences can strengthen friendship and understanding
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Topics: Jewish families, Fathers and sons, Jews, Friendship, Hasidism
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by Harrison, Lisi
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A bet about wardrobes between the wealthy Massie and middle-class Claire results in a testing of old friendships, a forging of new ones, and a change for the student body at Octavian Country Day School
Topics: Friendship, Cliques (Sociology), Clothing and dress, Middle schools, Schools, Friendship, Cliques...
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by Bloom, Allan David, 1930-1992
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [553]-563) and index
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Love in literature, European...
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by Russell, Rachel Renee
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When scholarship student Nikki Maxwell, whose father is the school exterminator, decides to enter the talent show at her expensive private school, her nemesis MacKenzie threatens to reveal Nikki's status to the rest of the school
Topics: Talent shows, Friendship, Popularity, Middle schools, Schools, Diaries
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself
Topics: Juvenile delinquency, Homeless persons, Friendship, Buried treasure, Juvenile delinquency, Homeless...
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Topics: Greek letter societies, African American college students, African American women, Female friendship
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by Levin, Ira
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"For Joanne, her husband Walter, and their children, the move to beautiful Stepford seems almost too good to be true. It is. For behind the town's idyllic facade lies a terrible secret a secret so shattering that no one who encounters it will ever be the same." -- Back cover
Topics: Female friendship, Married women, Robots
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by Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
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Topics: Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Genetic engineering, Male friendship
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by Lehane, Dennis
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When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened -- something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay -- demons that urge him to do terrible...
Topics: Police, Male friendship
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Topics: Female friendship -- Alabama -- Fiction, Women -- Alabama -- Fiction
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by Nora Roberts
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Topics: Female friendship -- Fiction, Bakers -- Fiction, Businesswomen -- Fiction, Weddings -- Fiction,...
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by Roberts, Nora
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"The stunning conclusion to the acclaimed trilogy"--Jacket
Topic: Friendship
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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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1 volume (unpaged) : 22 cm
Topics: Mead, Richelle. Shadow kiss -- Adaptations, Graphic novels, Vampires -- Fiction, High schools --...
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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With the same stunning blend of prophecy and social satire she brought to her classic The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood gives us a keenly prescient novel about the future of humanity-and its present. Humanity here equals Snowman, and in Snowman's recollections Atwood re-creates a time much like our own, when a boy named Jimmy loved an elusive, damaged girl called Oryx and a sardonic genius called Crake. But now Snowman is alone, and as we learn why we also learn about a world that could...
Topics: Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Genetic engineering, Male friendship
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: Autism, Babysitters, Babysitters, Autism, Clubs, Friendship
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by Levithan, David
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Topics: Teenage boys, Gay teenagers, Male friendship
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Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence
Topics: Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Auschwitz (Concentration camp),...
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Argument -- Prologue: Blaine -- Riddles -- Susan -- Come, reap -- All God's chillun got shoes -- Afterword
Topics: Roland (Fictitious character : King), Heroes and heroines, Friendship, First loves, Loss...
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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Prequel to: The Babysitters Club series
Topics: Best friends, Friendship, Family problems, Dating (Social customs), Moving, Household, Best...
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by Patterson, James, 1947-; Paetro, Maxine
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Includes excerpt: Sundays at Tiffany's (p. [395]-401)
Topics: Children of the rich, Women detectives, Women in the professions, Female friendship, Murderers,...
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by Betancourt, Jeanne
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On t.p. the word "brain" appears with an "X" through it
Topics: Dyslexia, Schools, Friendship, Self-perception, Dyslexia, Schools, Friendship, Self-perception
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by Monroe, Mary
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Topics: African American teenage girls, African Americans, Sexually abused children, Female friendship
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One year before he published his first book, Paul Theroux met V.S. Naipaul-Vidia, as he was known. For thirty years both men remained in close touch, even when continents separated them. Sir Vidia's Shadow is a double portrait of the writing life, but it is much more, for travel and reading and emotional ups and downs are also aspects of this friendship, which is powerful and enriching and often a comedy - and, ultimately, a bridge that is burned. Built around exotic landscapes, anecdotes that...
Topics: Theroux, Paul, Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-, Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar...
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by Lowry, Lois
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"A Yearling book."
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945, Friendship
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by Woods, Sherryl
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Includes questions for discussion
Topics: Female friendship, Divorced women, Sheriffs
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by Setterfield, Diane
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When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales
Topics: Recluses as authors, Women authors, Female friendship
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by Pierce, Tamora
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On visit to Namorn to visit her vast landholdings and her devious cousin, Empress Berenene, eighteen-year-old Sandry must rely on her childhood friends and fellow mages, Daja, Tris, and Briar, despite the distance that has grown between them
Topics: Magic, Courts and courtiers, Kings, queens, rulers, etc, Friendship, Fantasy
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With a bit of last summer's sand in the pockets, the Traveling Pants and the Sisterhood that wears them embark on their 16th summer. Bridget: Impulsively sets off for Alabama, wanting to both confront her demons about her family and avoid them all at once. Lena: Spends a blissful week with Kostos, making the unexplainable silence that follows his visit even more painful. Carmen: Is concerned that her mother is making a fool of herself over a man. When she discovers that her mother borrowed the...
Topics: Jeans (Clothing), Female friendship, Pants
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by Speare, Elizabeth George
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"A Yearling book."
Topics: Indians of North America, Frontier and pioneer life, Frontier and pioneer life, Indians of North...
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by Small, Bertrice
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Topics: Female friendship, Rejection (Psychology), Housewives
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Five girls in the Clique each face challenges during eighth grade -- from the soccer field to getting the key to the secret room at OCD from a Briarwood boy
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Cliques (Sociology), Friendship, Schools
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by Patterson, James, 1947-; Paetro, Maxine
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Healthy patients are dying of unknown causes in a San Francisco hospital, and the Women's Murder Club decides to investigate the hospital's personnel. They discover a hospital administrator determined to shield the hospital's reputation
Topics: Women detectives, Medical personnel, Women in the professions, Female friendship, Medical fiction
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by Irving, John, 1942-
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Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Belief and doubt, Mothers, Male friendship, Predestination, Birthfathers
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When her new friend and co-worker, Sheba Hart, begins a passionate affair with a male student, schoolteacher Barbara Covett decides to defend Sheba and unknowingly reveals secrets they both hide
Topics: Women teachers, Female friendship, Teacher-student relationships, Loneliness, Psychological...
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by Creel, Ann Howard
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Includes reader's guide
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Japanese Americans, Female friendship, Married women
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Originally published as hbk.: HarperCollins, c1996
Topics: Conflict of generations, Mothers and daughters, Female friendship, Women, Friendship, Families
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by O'Donohue, John, 1956-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-234)
Topics: Spiritual life, Celts, Friendship
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by DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
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Cover title
Topics: Friendship, Leaves
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by Riordan, Rick
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After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods
Topics: Mythology, Greek, Mythology, Greek, Camps, Friendship, Fathers and sons, Poseidon (Greek deity),...
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by Wick, Lori
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Sailing from Africa to England, Edward Steele meets these two very different men aboard ship. When his traveling companion becomes seriously ill, Edward abandons his goal of going home and disembarks with the two men in Lisbon, never dreaming that his association with them will lead to the mysterious Nicola Bettencourt, a woman who captivates and confounds him in equal measures
Topics: Ocean travel, Male friendship, Travelers, Love stories, Ocean travel, Friendship, Travelers
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by Steel, Danielle
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Three daunting bachelors embark on a journey to the Mediterranean where they face women who challenge their deepest relationship phobias, sparking big changes in the once-carefree trio that just might put an end to their carousing days
Topics: Bachelors, Man-woman relationships, Male friendship
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by Nora Roberts
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Topics: Wedding supplies and services industry -- Fiction, Weddings -- Planning -- Fiction, Female...
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by Harrison, Lisi
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"Poppy."
Topics: Friendship, Dating (Social customs), Cliques (Sociology), Middle schools, Shopping, Christmas...
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by Deveraux, Jude
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Topics: Life change events, Female friendship, Divorced women, Married women
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by Myracle, Lauren, 1969-
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Chronicles, in "instant message" format, the day-to-day experiences, feelings, and plans of three friends, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela, as they begin tenth grade
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Topics: Instant messaging, Friendship, Interpersonal relations, High schools, Schools, Instant messaging,...
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by Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-; Tang, Charles
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The Alden children travel on a Mississippi paddle-wheel steamer to visit an old family friend in his cabin near Hannibal, Missouri, and try to discover who is responsible for the mysterious activities near the house
Topics: Detective and mystery stories, Treasure troves, Friendship
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by Klages, Ellen, 1954-
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Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 2007
Topics: Manhattan Project (U.S.), Fathers and daughters, Scientists, Friendship, Fathers and daughters,...
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by Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
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Topics: Women, Children of the rich, City and town life, Female friendship, Repentance, Domestic fiction
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by Macomber, Debbie
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Thirty-eight-year-old widow Anne Marie Roche, the owner of a successful Seattle bookstore, creates a list of twenty wishes, and, while acting upon her wishes, encounters an eight-year-old girl named Ellen who helps her complete her list--with unexpected results
Topics: Loss (Psychology), Female friendship
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by Spinelli, Jerry; Casale, Paul, ill
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Suds learns that his best friend is wrong. You don't have to be a tough guy, a "rat," to be a grown up fourth grader
Topics: Friendship, Conduct of life, Schools, Schools, Friendship