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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 Macomber, Debbie
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Includes an excerpt from the author's Twenty wishes (p. [423]-440)
Topics: Female friendship, Cancer, Knitters (Persons), Knitting
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by Macomber, Debbie
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Women who share a love of knitting support each other through the vicissitudes of life in Macomber's unsurprising third novel set on Seattle's fictional Blossom Street. Lydia Goetz, the proprietor of the knitting store (and series anchor) A Good Yarn, has begun teaching a new knitting class on prayer shawls. Fellow knitters include Colette Blake, a 31-year-old widow who rents the apartment above the shop and whose grief over her dead husband is being supplemented by confusion about her...
Topics: Female friendship, Cancer, Knitters (Persons), Knitting, Cancer, Female friendship, Knitters...
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by Billerbeck, Kristin
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Topics: Widows, Female friendship, Divorced women, Executors and administrators, Family secrets
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by Spafford, Suzy
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"3 stories for beginning readers"--Cover
Topics: Animals, Schools, Animals, Schools, First day of school, Friendship
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by Ryden, Hope; Rand, Ted, ill
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Ten-year-olds Greta and Lindsay are best friends who share an interest in rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife, but when Greta's unemployed father gets a job in another town, Lindsay is afraid she'll lose Greta's friendship
Topics: Friendship, Wildlife rescue, Animals
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by Goldsmith, Olivia
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Topics: Dating (Social customs), Conduct of life, Friendship
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by Fine, Anne
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Despite her preference for books over friends, Melanie gradually becomes involved with a new classmate and determined to find the reason for her strange behavior
Topics: Books and reading, Friendship, Magic, Schools, Large type books
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by Jo-Ann Mapson
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Topics: Women gardeners -- Fiction., Women landowners -- Fiction., Women with disabilities -- Fiction.,...
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by Voigt, Cynthia
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"An Anne Schwartz book."
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Friendship, Schools, Interpersonal relations, Friendship, Schools
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by Thomas, Rosie
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Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 1988
Topic: Friendship
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by Bryant, Annie
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Topics: Friendship, Moving, Household, Fathers and daughters, Schools, Family life
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by Varley, Susan
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Badger's friends are sad when he dies, but they treasure the legacies he left them
Topics: Social Issues - Death & Dying, Children: Preschool, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 4-8...
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by Shepherd, Linda E., 1957-; Everson, Eva Marie
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The women of the Potluck Catering Club thought that winning The Great Party Showdown reality show would be the biggest adventure of their lives, but a shocking event leaves them stunned--especially when one of them is accused
Topics: Women cooks, Prayer groups, Female friendship
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by Durrell, Lawrence
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Topics: Psychiatrists, Married women, Friendship, Illegal arms transfers
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by Harris, Mark, 1922-2007
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A Dell book
Topics: Baseball players, Cancer, Male friendship, Terminally ill, Sports
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by Harris, Mark
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Topics: Baseball players -- Fiction, Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction, Male friendship -- Fiction, Terminally...
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by Bruns, Don
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Topics: Legislators, Male friendship, Rap musicians, Music critics, Stepfamilies
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by Balducci, Rita; Lew, Willie
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One minute, Barbie and Christie are touring an Egyptian tomb. The next, the two are princesses living in ancient times. There, they secretly journey to see the sphinx being build-- and change the face of history!
Topics: Barbie (Fictitious character), Friendship, Pyramids, Barbie (Fictitious character), Friendship,...
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by Man-Kong, Mary; Falkenstern, Lisa; Ruby, Cliff; Lesser, Elana; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Prince and the pauper
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Based on the novel by Mark Twain
Topics: Princesses, Poor, Kidnapping victims, Friendship, Barbie (Fictitious character), Princesses
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by Carole Matthews
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Topics: Single women -- Fiction., Female friendship -- Fiction., Unemployed women workers -- Fiction.,...
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by Hilderbrand, Elin
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Book contains a Reading Group Guide and an excerpt to Elin Hilderbrand's A Summer Affair at the end of the book
Topics: Female friendship, Escape (Psychology), Vacations, Summer
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by Hilderbrand, Elin
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Includes excerpt from: The castaways
Topics: Female friendship, Escape (Psychology), Vacations, Summer, Escape (Psychology), Female friendship,...
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by McKay, Sindy; Johnson, Meredith, ill
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Topics: Baseball, Sick, Friendship, Baseball, Cold (Disease)
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by McKay, Sindy; Johnson, Meredith, ill
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1-2
Topics: Baseball, Baseball, Sick, Sick, Friendship, Friendship, Baseball, Baseball, Sick, Sick, Friendship,...
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by Craft, Elizabeth; Fain, Sarah
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When one of four best friends lies and says she will pursue her dream of writing a novel rather than start college, two others join in, one by going to Los Angeles to become an actress and one by backpacking through Europe to find herself, while the fourth goes to college, joins her hero's ski team, and tries to fall in love
Topics: Best friends, Friendship, Self-actualization (Psychology), Authorship, Actors and actresses,...
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by Withrow, Sarah, 1966-
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A Groundwood book
Topic: Friendship
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by Stone, Jean
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"A Bantam Book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Women, Female friendship, Interpersonal relations
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by Dart, Iris Rainer
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Topics: Female friendship, Women
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by Susan Wojciechowski
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Topics: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction., Science projects -- Fiction., Best friends -- Fiction.,...
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by Wojciechowski, Susan; Natti, Susanna
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Beany definitely does not want to spend her summer vacation at camp, but she endures bugs and a bossy cabin-mate, finds a new friend, and has an okay time after all
Topics: Camps, Vacations, Friendship, Camps, Friendship, Vacations
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by Stuart, Lee
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Topic: Friendship
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by Thornton, J. R., author
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308 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Teenage boys -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Culture conflict -- Fiction, Americans -- China --...
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by Bigsby, C. W. E
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Originally published: London : Methuen, c2002
Topics: Men, White, African American boys, Male friendship, Racism, Hate crimes
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by James, Rebecca, 1970-
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To escape the media attention generated by her sister's murder, a grieving seventeen-year-old Australian girl moves away and meets a vibrant new friend who harbors a dangerous secret
Topics: Grief, Friendship, Teenage girls, Secrets, Bereavement, Secrecy, Bereavement, Secrecy, Friendship
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by Parent, Nancy; Cohee, Ron, illustrator; Ford, Brent, illustrator
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Cover title
Topics: Friendship, Kindness, Angels, Friendship, Kindness, Angels, Angels, Friendship, Kindness
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by Demby, William
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Reprint of the ed. published by Rinehart, New York
Topics: African American teenage boys, City and town life, Male friendship, Race relations, Men, White
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by McDonald, Megan; Poydar, Nancy
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Beezy and her best friend Merlin, who live in Florida, wait out a hurricane, find a dog, and make friends with a circus performer
Topic: Friendship
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by Goldman, Leslie
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"Bratz."
Topics: Fashion shows, Models (Persons), Friendship, Mystery and detective stories, Fashion shows, Models...
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Topics: Women college students, Man-woman relationships, Female friendship, German fiction, German language...
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by Catherine Bateson
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Topics: Mental illness, Widowers, Guinea pigs, Schools, Friendship, Family life, Fiction
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by Brugman, Alyssa, 1974-
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Australian teenager Bindy finds it hard to cope when her best friend of many years suddenly finds other friends and interests and her divorced parents present her with choices that could change everything about her way of life
Topics: Teenage girls, Friendship, Interpersonal relations, Divorce, Single-parent families
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by Kroha Associates
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Topics: Bullies, Friendship, Animals
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by Colfer, Eoin
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Twelve-year-old Benny, a hurling fanatic, moves to Tunisia, North Africa, when his father is transferred and has a hard time adjusting to the new land until he meets Omar
Topics: Friendship, Hurling (Game), Coming of age, Moving, Household
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by Leverich, Kathleen; Lamb, Susan Condie, ill
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After Felicity trades her nasty tricks for friendship, Priscilla decides she'd rather have Felicity as an enemy
Topics: Friendship, Schools
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by Stevenson, Jocelyn; Venning, Sue, ill
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Mokey, a quiet Fraggle, and her best friend Red, a noisy Fraggle, have very different experiences along the way to Brushplant Cave
Topics: Puppets, Friendship, Friendship
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by Moody, Martha
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This "terrific novel" (Redbook) is about the biography of a friendship between two women was a big summer word-of-mouth success. "You'll definitely see elements of yourself and your girlfriends in this terrific novel," is how Redbook described Best Friends-which may explain why this first novel from an unknown author has been quietly building to a surprising hardcover success. It's the kind of book that is shared among friends, an instantly familiar and emotionally immediate...
Topics: Women college students, Female friendship, Roommates
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by Bryant, Bonnie
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RL 5.0
Topics: Horsemanship, Best friends, Friendship, Clubs, Christmas
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by Wohlmuth, Sharon J; Saline, Carol
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Topics: Friendship, Friendship
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by Kenworthy, Catherine; DiSalvo, DyAnne, ill
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Brian and Emily have a small tiff, but miss each other too much to stay angry for long
Topics: Children's stories, American, Friendship
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by Kellogg, Steven, author, illustrator
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Kathy feels lonely and betrayed when her best friend goes away for the summer and has a wonderful time
Topics: General, Juvenile Fiction / General, Fiction, Friendship, Children's 4-8, Juvenile Fiction,...
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by Green, Suzie; Hulton Getty Picture Collection
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Topics: Portrait photography, Friendship, Friendship
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Nine-year-old Allie Finkle's list of rules helps her navigate a tricky situation with a new girl at school
Topics: Schools, Rules (Philosophy), Behavior, Best friends, Friendship
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by Butcher, Nancy; Cohen, Eric; Hurley, Tonya
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"Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen."
Topics: Dating (Social customs), Friendship, Twins, Teenagers
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Topics: Friendship, Animals
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by Weiner, Jennifer
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Popular television personality Valerie Adler turns to her long-forgotten, Illinois hometown friend Addie Downs when she runs into a bit of trouble involving betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets
Topics: Female friendship, Female friendship
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92 pages : 26 cm
Topics: Puyallup Assembly Center (Puyallup, Wash.) -- Juvenile fiction, Puyallup Assembly Center (Puyallup,...
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by Rogers, Jacqueline, 1958-
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Although he is somewhat scared, with a little help from his friends, Gilbert Gorilla enjoys his first sleepover
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Topics: Sleepovers, Friendship, Animals, Sleepovers, Friendship, Animals, Animals, Friendship, Sleepovers
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When Robert's best friend Peter, who moved away, comes back to visit, various emotions surface, but mostly pleasure--which all the old friends share
Topics: Friendship, Moving, Household
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by Brownrigg, Sheri; Johnson, Meredith, ill
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Cartwheel books
Topics: Ballet dancing, Friendship
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by Thompson, Michael, 1947-; Cohen, Lawrence J., Ph. D; Grace, Catherine O'Neill, 1950-; ebrary, Inc
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-287) and index
Topics: Family & Relationships, Psychology, Family/Marriage, Child Development, Developmental - Child,...
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by O'Day-Flannery, Constance
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"Tor romance."
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Topics: Group reading, Female friendship, Fantasy fiction, American
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by Cathy Kelly
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Topics: Women -- Ireland -- Fiction., Female friendship -- Fiction., Ireland -- Fiction.
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Learn how to make, keep and celebrate friends, as well as how to handle it when things get tough between you and a friend
Topics: Friendship, Friendship
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by Michaels, Fern
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Topics: Friendship, Revenge, Marriage, Large type books
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by Michaels, Fern
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Includes excerpt: Late edition (p. [377]-395)
Topics: Friendship, Revenge, Marriage, Friendship, Marriage, Revenge
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by Haywood, Carolyn, 1898-1990; Harcourt Brace & Company. pbl
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Fourth Betsy book
Topics: Children, Conduct of life, Football, Schools, Friendship
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by Haywood, Carolyn, 1898-1990
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Reprint. Original ed.: New York : Morrow, 1954
Topics: Circus, Friendship, Circus, Friendship
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by Robinson, C. Kelly (Chester Kelly), 1970-
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Topics: African American college students, Children, African American men, Community centers, Male...
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by Macomber, Debbie
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Topics: Female friendship, Friendship
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by Thayer, Nancy, 1943-
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A respectable woman longing to be a bad girl-- just once--gets her wish and pays for it when she bears a child with cystic fibrosis. It is a genetic disease and she must name the father, thereby revealing that she slept with the husband of a close friend. By the author of An Act of Love
Topics: General, Fiction / General, Romance - Adult, Fiction - General, Fiction, Marriage, Female...
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by Woodson, Jacqueline
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Sequel to: Maizon at Blue Hill
Topics: Friendship, African Americans, African Americans, Friendship, African Americans, Friendship
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by Eichenbaum, Luise; Orbach, Susie, 1946-
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Bibliography: p. 211-212
Topics: Women, Female friendship, Interpersonal relations, Amitié, Relations humaines, Femmes
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by Mantel, Hilary, 1952-
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"A John Macrae book."
Topics: Female friendship, Divorced women, Women mediums, Spiritualists
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by Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.)
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Two dogs are opposite in every way but are the very best of friends
Topics: Dogs, Friendship
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by Eastman, P. D. (Philip D.)
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On board pages
Topics: Dogs, Friendship, Dogs, Friendship