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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 Brett, Jan, 1949-
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"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--back cover
Topics: Hedgehogs, Picture books
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe
Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Islands, Humorous stories
Affairs -- Anal -- Aural -- Automotive -- Cigars -- College life -- Contraception -- Cooking -- Desire -- Etiquette -- Fashion -- The female body -- Fitness -- Gaming -- Getting hitched -- Grooming -- Health -- In the bedroom -- Kink -- The married life -- Masturbation -- Miscellaneous -- Online -- Oral -- Orgasm -- Paying for it -- Penis -- Porn -- Positions -- Relationships -- Semen -- Sex toys -- The single life -- Spirits -- Sports -- STDs -- Stereos -- Swingers -- Threesomes -- Tips and...
Topic: Sex customs
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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 Bushnell, Candace
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A chronicle of the mating habits and rituals of America's cultural elite offers a look at topics including sex clubs, suburban sexuality, and celebrity affairs
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Dating (Social customs), Sex customs
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by Kurt Vonnegut
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An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Strelecky, John P
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Topic: Life
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by Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940-; De Paula, Julio
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
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by Albom, Mitch, 1958-
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In an inspirational debut novel by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Charles "Chick" Benetto, grieving over the death of his mother, uses alcohol as a crutch to deal with his loneliness, isolation, and depression and the disintegration of his life, until an encounter with his mother's ghost brings him new awareness and leads him to attempt to put his life back together
Topics: Mothers and sons, Mothers, Suicidal behavior
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by Gardner, Chris (Chris P.)
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Film tie-in
Topics: Gardner, Chris (Chris P.), Stockbrokers, Homeless persons, Fathers, African Americans
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by Green, John, 1977-
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A Junior Library Guild selection
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Walls, Jeannette
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In the tradition of Mary Karr's "The Liars' Club" and Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shouting," Jeannette Walls has written a stunning and life-affirming memoir about surviving a willfully impoverished, eccentric and severely misguided family. The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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"With new afterword"--Cover
Topics: Native Americans - History, History, History - General History, History: World, North American,...
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by John Bevere
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Topics: Christian life, Judgment of God, Judgment Day, Eternity, Future life -- Christianity
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-289) and index
Topics: Happiness, Conduct of life
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by Feehan, Christine
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"A Carpathian novel"--Cover
Topic: Vampires
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by Roberts, Nora
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Reece Gilmore has come a long way to see the stunning view below her. As the sole survivor of a brutal crime back East, she has been on the run, desperately fighting the nightmares and panic attacks that haunt her. Reece settles in Angel's Fist, Wyoming--temporarily, at least--and takes a job at a local diner. And now she's hiked this mountain all by herself. It was glorious, she thought, as she peered through her binoculars at the Snake River churning below. Then Reece saw the man and woman on...
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by Christ, Carol T; Robson, Catherine, 1962-; Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-; Abrams, M. H. (Meyer Howard), 1912-
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Includes end-paper maps
Topic: English literature
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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 Lindsey, Johanna
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Topics: English, Nobility
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by Flanagan, John (John Anthony)
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Will is forced to overcome his fear of Wargals, the foot soldiers of rebel warlord Morgarath, as Araluen's army prepares to battle Morgarath's forces
Topics: Heroes, Heroes, War, Fantasy, Fantasy
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by De Botton, Alain
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Includes index
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Architecture and society, Architecture, Architecture, Architecture et...
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"Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and...
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Balogh, Mary
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"A Dell book"
Topic: Aristocracy (Social class)
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by Donald, Robyn
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Topic: Man-woman relationships
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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 James, Eloisa; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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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 Roberts, Nora
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The sole survivor of a brutal crime, Reece Gilmore seeks refuge from the terror of the past in Angel's Fist, Wyoming, only to become an eyewitness to a possible murder, but when all evidence of the crime vanishes, no one seems to believe her, except for Brody, a gruff loner who becomes her only hope of escaping a killer
Topics: Large type books, Large print books, Large type books
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by Evanovich, Janet
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Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Bounty hunters
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by Yang, Gene Luen; Pien, Lark, ill
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Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
Topics: Graphic novels, Chinese Americans, Identity, Schools, Cartoons and comics
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Topics: Romance: Modern, Religious - Romance/General, American Light Romantic Fiction, Fiction, Fiction -...
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by Dawkins, Richard, 1941-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-399) and index
Topics: Atheism, Religion, Irréligion, Athéisme, Dieu, Religion, Atheïsme, Religiekritiek,...
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by Brown, Sandra, 1948-
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"Originally published in hardcover in 2005 by Simon & Schuster, Inc."--T.p. verso
Topics: Storms, Mountain life, Serial murders, Vacation homes
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by Fielding, Liz
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Topics: Romance - General, Fiction / Romance / General, Romance - Contemporary, Fiction, Fiction - Romance,...
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Elevated "into the front rank of urban fantasy heroes" (SF Site), professional wizard Harry Dresden is pledged to fight crime, banish evil, and outwit the masters of dark arts in the shadowy corners of Chicago. Harry, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, is drafted to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City. And if that wasn't enough, he must help the daughter of an old friend, whose boyfriend was the only one in a room where an old man was attacked. He insists he...
Topics: Dresden, Harry (Fictitious character), Wizards
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by Vizzini, Ned, 1981-2013
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A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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A Seymour Lawrence book
Topics: Science fiction, American, Short stories
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by Clark, Mary Higgins
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Includes an excerpt from Two little girls in blue
Topics: Violence in children, Mothers, Home ownership, Married women, Abused wives, Stepfathers
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by Harrison, Lisi
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Just as the Pretty Committee is getting bored with being expelled and Massie begins worrying about losing her spot as the most popular girl, Claire is cast in a Hollywood film, and as Massie and Alicia report live from the set, Kristen and Dylan keep them posted on events in Westchester County
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Cliques (Sociology), Motion pictures, Middle schools, Schools
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by Cussler, Clive; Du Brul, Jack B
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Topics: Cabrillo, Juan (Fictitious character), Mercenary troops, Treasure troves
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by Quick, Amanda
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Includes an excerpt from the novel: All night long by Jayne Ann Krentz (p. [325]-356)
Topics: Organized crime, Women teachers, Orphans, Castles
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by Laurens, Stephanie
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Notorious scoundrel Harry Lester, fleeing from London's matchmaking mothers and widows, arrives in the racing town of Newmarket only to find himself caught in a passionate trap unknowingly set by an independent widow named Lucinda Babbacombe who seems immune to him
Topics: American Light Romantic Fiction, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Romance: Historical, Romance -...
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by Alison Bechdel
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Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade...
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Print version record
Topics: Romance - Historical, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Romance: Modern, Fiction / Romance / Historical,...
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Civilization doesn't end with a bang or a whimper. It ends with a call on your cell phone. What happens on the afternoon of October 1 came to be known as the Pulse, a signal sent though every operating cell phone that turns its user into something ... well, something less than human. Savage, murderous, unthinking-and on a wanton rampage. Terrorist act? Cyber prank gone haywire? It really doesn't matter, not to the people who avoided the technological attack. What matters to them is surviving...
Topics: Cellular telephones, Murderers, Horror tales, Psychological fiction
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by Goodkind, Terry
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"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Topics: Married people, Missing persons, Fantasy fiction
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by Martin, Kat
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"MIRA historical romance"--Spine
Topics: Romance: Historical, American Historical Fiction, American Light Romantic Fiction, Fiction, Fiction...
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by Flanagan, John (John Anthony)
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When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by David Crystal
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Topics: Linguistics, Language and languages
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by Castle, Jayne
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After calling off her marriage to ghost-hunter Cooper Boone, Elly St. Clair moves to Cadence City, but the strange disappearance of one of her new friends brings Cooper back into her life, and he's determined not to lose her again
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Topics: Romance - General, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Romance: Modern, Romance - Fantasy, Ghost stories,...
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by Patterson, James, 1947-
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Originally published: 2005
Topics: Cross, Alex (Fictitious character), Police, African American psychologists, Actresses, Serial...
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by Silva, Daniel, 1960-
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Recovering from a showdown with a master terrorist in Jerusalem, art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon is enlisted by a ruthless papal secretary to assist in the investigation of a murdered Swiss guard whose killer may be targeting the pope
Topics: Allon, Gabriel (Fictitious character), Terrorism, Intelligence officers, Israelis, Art restorers
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by Butcher, Jim, 1971-
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Originally published: Ace hardcover ed. ; New York : Ace Books, 2005
Topics: Knights and knighthood, Teenage boys, Battles, Good and evil, Battles, Good and evil, Knights and...
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by Roberts, Nora
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As the powerful vampire Lilith prepares to quench her thirst for destruction by unleashing her fury in battle, a medieval sorcerer, one of the circle of six charged by the goddess Morrigan, must travel through time to stop her
Topics: Wizards, Vampires, Time travel, Witches
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by Elizabeth Hoyt
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by Ward, J. R; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"A Signet Eclipse book."
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Topic: Vampires
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by Morpurgo, Michael; Foreman, Michael, 1938- ill
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Illustrated lining papers
Topics: Legends, Myths, & Fables - Norse, Foreman, Michael, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages...
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by Flynn, Vince
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With an excerpt from Act of treason by Vince Flynn
Topics: Rapp, Mitch (Fictitious character), Terrorism, Intelligence officers
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by Knight, Angela. Blood service; Jacobs, Ann. Branded; Cassidy, Dakota. Slave school dropout; Hill, Kate. Tainted kisses
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Blood service / Angela Knight -- Branded / Ann Jacobs -- Slave school dropout / Dakota Cassidy -- Tainted kisses / Kate Hill
Topics: Fiction - Adult, Erotica - Anthologies, Fiction, Romance - Adult, Erotica - Short Stories,...
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by Ward, J. R. (Jessica Bird); Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"A Signet Eclipse book."
Topic: Vampires
George and Harold hypnotize their principal who, believing he is the superhero Captain Underpants, leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper. They must then defeat his evil robot henchmen
Topics: School principals, Heroes, Science fiction, Humorous stories, School principals, Heroes,...
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by D'Lacey, Chris
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Sequel to: A fire within
Topics: Supernatural, Dragons, Bears, Boardinghouses
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-374) and index
Topics: Medicine, Psychosomatic, Mind and body
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by Kerr, Philip
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Sequel to: The Ahkenaten adventure
Topics: Genies, Magic, Twins, Brothers and sisters, Genies, Magic, Twins, Brothers and sisters
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by Evanovich, Janet
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While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos in Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her. The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso...street name, Ranger. The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer. Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now the two are working...
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Bail bond agents, Bounty hunters
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Contains preview of: Blackmailed/ Annmarie McKenna
Topics: Romance, Romance - Contemporary, Fiction, Fiction - Romance, Romance: Modern, Romance - Adult,...
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by Colfer, Eoin
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"Miramax books."
Topics: Fowl, Artemis (Fictitious character), Demonology, Fairies, Space and time
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by Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
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Kay Scarpetta and her colleague Pete Marino investigate the case of a man killed by a shotgun blast to the chest, while a woman is trapped in an abandoned house in the South after being kidnapped by an unknown captor
Topics: Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character), Forensic pathologists, Women physicians
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by Jeffries, Sabrina
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Topics: Inheritance and succession, Rich people
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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-268) and index
Topics: Shiah, Islam and politics, Shiah, Sunnites, Chiisme, Islam et politique, Chiisme, Sunnites,...
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by Shannon McKenna
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Topics: Crime & mystery, American Mystery & Suspense Fiction, Fiction, Fiction - Romance,...