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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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xv, 220 p., [16] p. of plates : 22 cm
Topics: Obama, Barack, Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008, Political campaigns -- United States
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Topics: Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Self-perception -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,...
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-251 and index
Topics: Carter, Jimmy, 1924-, Carter, Jimmy, 1924-, Rhetoric, Energy policy, Petroleum industry and trade,...
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by Christopher Steiner
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Topics: Petroleum products -- Prices -- United States, Transportation -- United States -- Forecasting,...
The $700 billion bailout bill: what is this monster? -- Original sin: the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: the Patriot Act meets the world of finance -- The big hoist: will the $700 billion bailout of the mortgage and credit markets work? (It had better) -- The three most important things you need to know now-- mortgages, rates, and housing -- Where to put your money now (Hint: not in a vacation home) -- Taxes and politics: EESA digs a deeper money hole for all of us -- The last...
Topics: Economic stabilization, Government lending, Federal aid, Mortgage banks, Foreclosure, Banking law,...
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by Tom Colicchio
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Topics: 'wichcraft (Restaurant), Sandwiches
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Includes index
Topics: Wyly, Sam, Businessmen, Entrepreneurship, Billionaires
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by Hilton, Erica
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244 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Crack (Drug) -- Fiction, Drug dealers -- Fiction, Crack (Drug), Drug dealers
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by The Writers of Wise Bread
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-335) and index
Topic: Finance, Personal
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Before sunrise -- In the light of day -- The science behind the system -- The values equation -- The code of love -- On the job -- Charting your career -- Your partner in parenting -- Friendship lost and found -- The mistletoe dart and the circle of life -- The happiness list
Topics: Decision making, Problem solving, Self-realization, Success, Life skills, Decision making
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96 p. : 29 cm
Topic: Origami
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xiv, 284 p. : 22 cm
Topic: Mathematics -- Miscellanea
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320 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Handicraft, Salvage (Waste, etc.)
vi, 138 p. : 23 cm. +
Topic: Spanish language -- Idioms
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by Barr, Nevada
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In present-day New Orleans, Polly Deschamps finds herself at yet another lonely crossroads in her life until she encounters architect Marshall Marchand, a lifelong bachelor who spends most of his time with his brother Danny. When Polly's two young daughters from her previous marriage are likewise taken with Marshall, she marries him. But then an ominous prediction by a New Orleans tarot card reader proclaims that Polly will murder her husband, and Polly senses that there could be a connection...
Topic: Women college teachers
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by Orwell, George, 1903-1950
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"A Plume/Harcourt Brace book."
Topics: Totalitarianism -- Fiction., Man-woman relationships -- England -- Fiction., Totalitarianism
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-315) and index
Topics: Two thousand twelve, A.D, Twenty-first century, Maya calendar, Maya philosophy, Prophecies,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-184)
Topics: Bible, End of the world, Maya calendar, Mayas, Twenty-first century, Eschatology, Two thousand...
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by Reichs, Kathy
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Chicago forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy and the case of a missing heiress from Montreal--an investigation that becomes more complicated when two more bodies of elderly women are found in Montreal and Tempe faces the very real possibility that a colleague has sabotaged work in the lab
Topics: Brennan, Temperance (Fictitious character), Women forensic anthropologists, Women, Sabotage,...
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by David Wellington
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Topics: Caxton, Laura (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Vampires -- Fiction
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by Bolaäno, Roberto, 1953-2003; Wimmer, Natasha
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Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
Topics: Serial murders, Missing persons
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by Brashares, Ann
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Ama, Jo, and Polly, three close friends from Bethesda, Maryland, spend the summer before ninth grade learning about themselves, their families, and the changing nature of their friendship
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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by Princeton Review (Firm)
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Providing complete practice exams as well as accompanying answer explanations, a guide for prospective GED test-takers is complemented by strategies from test-preparation experts
Topics: Mathematics, GED tests, GED tests, Mathematics
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Special education, Children with disabilities, Developmental disabilities, Special education
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by Traviss, Karen, author
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"The Jedi have been decimated in the Great Purge, and the Republic has fallen. Now the former Republic Commandos--the galaxy's finest special forces troops, cloned from Jango Fett--find themselves on opposing sides and in very different armor. Some have deserted and fled to Mandalone with the mercenaries, renegade clone troopers, and rogue Jedi who make up Kal Skirata's ragtag resistance to Imperial occupation. Others--including men from Delta and Omega squads--now serve as Imperial...
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Movie Tie-Ins, Science Fiction & Fantasy --...
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by Macomber, Debbie
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Sheriff Troy David had hoped to marry Faith Beckwith, but she's ended the relationship because of misunderstandings--inadvertently caused by Troy's daughter. However, Troy has plenty to keep himself occupied, like the unidentified remains found in a cave outside of town
Topics: Sheriffs, City and town life, Man-woman relationships
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by Pade, Victoria
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Includes an excerpt from Rebecca Winters' The Chief Ranger on p. [215]-217
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Pregnant women
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by Sophie Littlefield
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Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Adult
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by Ying Chang Compestine
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Topics: Ghosts -- Fiction, Cookery, Chinese -- Fiction, Family life -- China -- Fiction, Short stories,...
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by Gerstein, Mordicai
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Topics: Children's literature, Plots (Drama, novel, etc.), Characters and characteristics in literature,...
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by Ashley, Diane; McCarver, Aaron
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Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Morren, Ruth Axtell; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes questions for discussion
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-255) and index
Topics: Organized crime, Murder, Political corruption
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by Overman, Dean L
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xxxii, 229 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Religion and science, God -- Proof, Cosmological
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by Vera B. Williams
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Topics: Chairs -- Fiction, Babies -- Fiction, Family life -- Fiction
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by Merle Lamprecht
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by Ashley, Jennifer; Ashley, Jennifer; Bryan, Emily; Johnson, Alissa
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Escape to Regency London this holiday season! At one spectacular ball in the height of the holiday season, three couples find the greatest gift of all: their perfect match
Topic: Christmas stories
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by Garrison Keillor
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
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by Saperstein, David; Rush, James J
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Twelve-year-old Katie Williams has the gift of second sight, passed down from her great-grandmother. So far her visions have helped her avert tragedy, and brought her beloved, long-lost uncle Charlie back to the family, but can they help keep him there?
Topic: Precognition
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by Davids, Patricia
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"Will a young mother's disappearance bring a bayou town together, or tear it apart?"
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Stepfathers
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by William Blinn
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Topics: Harmon, David, d. 1982, Raisch, Melinda, Mangelsdorf, Mark, Church of the Nazarene, Murder
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x, 208 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986, Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986 -- Criticism and interpretation,...
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by Brunstetter, Wanda E
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Crippled in a horrific accident, Wayne Lambright feels unable to care for himself, much less Loraine Miller, his future bride. Will he sacrifice his happiness to give Loraine a better life? When ex-boyfriend Jake Beechy returns, Loraine's heart is torn. Will she renew an old love or keep her promise to the new?
Topics: Amish, Amish, Interpersonal relations
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by Minton, Brenda; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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by Thomas, Marin
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by Miller, Linda Lael
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Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Romance -- Authors, A-Z -- ( M ) --...
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by Colleen Coble
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Topics: Foundlings -- Fiction, Upper Peninsula (Mich.) -- Fiction, World War, 1914-1918
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by McDermid, Val
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More than twenty years after the 1984 national miners' strike in Scotland, Cold Case Review Team Inspector Karen Pirie stumbles across new evidence that links the cases of a missing strikebreaker and a kidnapping gone wrong
Topics: Police, Murder, Kidnapping, Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
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by Higgins, Jack, 1929-
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Alexander Kurbsky, a famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper, fakes his escape from Russia and infiltrates British and American intelligence at the highest levels. He has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible, which entails murdering anyone in his way--including Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon and the rest of the group known informally as the "Prime Minister's private army."
Topic: Political crimes and offenses
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by Kozak, Harley Jane, 1957-
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Wollie goes undercover in a media-training company suspected of video piracy. When a dead body appears on the company's property, she's caught up in a conspiracy that goes way beyond some stolen DVDs
Topics: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths,...
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by Giuttari, Michele, 1950-; Curtis, Howard, 1949-
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In the picturesque Tuscan hill town of Scandicci, the body of a girl is discovered. Scantily dressed, she is lying by the edge of the woods. Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara, head of Florence's elite Squadra Mobile, takes the case. Because toxins were discovered in the girl's body, many assume that she died of a drug overdose. But Ferrara quickly realizes that the truth is darker than that: he believes the girl was murdered.--From back cover
Topics: Police, Murder
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by Roby, Kimberla Lawson
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In the outside, twelve-year-old Jillian Maxwell is the perfect child. She's helpful with chores around the house, gets straight A's in school, has plans for college, and stays out of trouble. She seems to have everything a girl could want: a beautiful new home, an adoring little sister, a mother who cares about her, and an attentive stepfather. But inside, Jillian harbors a terrible secret
Topics: Sexually abused girls, Stepfathers, Deacons
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by Freeman, Ru
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Freeman tells the story of two women in Sri Lanka, strangers to one another, yet united by an undying love, as they travel towards an unimaginable destiny
Topics: Women household employees, Rich people, Women, Social classes
vii, 146 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939, Breuer, Josef, 1842-1925, Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939. Studien über...
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by Peterson, Tracie
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Lacy Gallatin, the youngest of the Gallatin sisters, is a woman with a mission: to find her father's killer. Enter Dave Shepard, deputy sheriff for the area. Dave has been fervently trying to find the man who killed George Gallatin, but he always feels inadequate when it comes to the beautiful Lacy. When they are together, the tension crackles between them--both when they argue and when they kiss. Lacy finds him frustratingly irresistible ... but is it truly love?
Topics: Sisters, Frontier and pioneer life
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by Tronstad, Janet
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Wedding planner Lizabett McDonald, the maid of honor in the wedding of her first client and friend Marilee, secretly hopes her efforts to grow personally and spiritually, as well as a beauty makeover, will cause best man Rick Keifer to see her as more than his best friend's sister
Topics: Knitters (Persons), Female friendship, Weddings, Cancer
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by Clare O'Donohue
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Topics: Quiltmakers -- Fiction, Quilting -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
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by Grey, Amelia
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The Duke of Blakewell realizes he'd etter marry off his new ward before he gives in to temptation, but Henrietta, believing she carries a curse that killed her previous guardians, just wants her independence. In a moment of passion, they become scandalously entwined, and suddenly he must tkae her curse seriously and she must save the one man she could love
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Nobility, Man-woman relationships, Nobility
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by Todd, Charles
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Independent-minded Bess Crawford's upbringing is far different from that of the usual upper-middle-class British gentlewoman. At the outbreak of WWI, she volunteers for the nursing corps, serving from the battlefields of France to the doomed hospital ship Britannic. On one voyage, she promises to a deliver a message from a dying officer to his brother. Once she's able to do so, she's disturbed at the brother's indifferent reception of the message, and when an unexpected turn of events provides...
Topics: Nurses, World War, 1914-1918, Crawford, Bess (Fictitious character)
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by Geronimo Stilton
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by Graves, Sarah
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After more than three decades eluding justice, the man who murdered Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's mother is finally about to stand trial--until he vanishes into thin air. Jake has a terrible foreboding of where Ozzie Campbell will turn up next. And while the local police chief is sure she's overreacting, the truth is far worse than even Jake's worst fears
Topics: Tiptree, Jacobia (Fictitious character), White, Ellie (Fictitious character), Women detectives,...
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by Graves, Sarah
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Originally published in hardcover: New York : Bantam Books, 2008
Topics: Tiptree, Jacobia (Fictitious character), White, Ellie (Fictitious character), Women detectives,...
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by Kruger, David Watson, 1942-
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Topic: Kreuger family
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by Kruger, David Watson, 1942-
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Topic: Kreuger family
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by Kruger, David Watson, 1942-
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Topic: Kreuger family
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by Aarsen, Carolyne
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"Heartwarming inspirational romance"--Cover
Topics: Bachelors, Ex-foster children, Single mothers, Widows, Families
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by Davids, Patricia
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Includes discussion questions
Topics: Thanksgiving Day, Man-woman relationships
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"2 novels"--Cover
Topics: Love stories, Christian fiction, Domestic fiction
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by Paige, Laurie
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by Annika Thor
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Topics: Jews, Juvenile fiction, Fiction, World War, 1939-1945, Sisters, Islands, Refugees, History
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by Temte, Myrna
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Originally published: New York : Silhouette Books, c1998
Topics: Cheyenne Indians, Mate selection, Pregnancy
x, 172 p
Topics: Absentee fathers -- United States, African American men -- Psychology, African American men --...