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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 Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the...
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Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
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by Evans, Richard Paul
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"Ages 12 up"--Jacket
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Topics: Teenagers, Friendship, Electricity, Tourette syndrome, Prisoners, Superheroes, Teenagers,...
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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 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 Roberts, Nora
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Includes excerpt from: Vision in white
Topics: Female friendship, Weddings
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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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by Greene, Graham, 1904-1991
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"First published by William Heinemann Ltd 1951; published in Penguin Books 1962; reset and reprinted from the Collected Edition 1975"--T.p. verso
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Adultery, Terminally ill, Male friendship
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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 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 Trenton Lee Stewart
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Topics: Science fiction, School & Education, Science Fiction / Fantasy (Young Adult), Juvenile 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 DiCamillo, Kate
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Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie
Topics: Dogs, City and town life, Friendship, Dogs, City and town life, Friendship
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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 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 Westerfeld, Scott
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Sequel: Pretties
Topics: Beauty, Personal, Teenage girls, Beauty, Personal, Friendship
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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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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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Topics: Female friendship -- Alabama -- Fiction, Women -- Alabama -- Fiction
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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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by Nora Roberts
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Topics: Female friendship -- Fiction, Bakers -- Fiction, Businesswomen -- Fiction, Weddings -- Fiction,...
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by Levithan, David
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Topics: Teenage boys, Gay teenagers, Male friendship
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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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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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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 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 Monroe, Mary
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Topics: African American teenage girls, African Americans, Sexually abused children, Female friendship
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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 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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by Hinton, S. E
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"First published in the United States of America by the Viking Press, 1971"--T.p. verso
Topics: Social problems, Friendship
Source: inlibrary
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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 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 Woods, Sherryl
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Includes questions for discussion
Topics: Female friendship, Divorced women, Sheriffs
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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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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 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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Originally published as hbk.: HarperCollins, c1996
Topics: Conflict of generations, Mothers and daughters, Female friendship, Women, Friendship, Families
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by DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
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Cover title
Topics: Friendship, Leaves
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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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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 Pierce, Tamora; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Sequel to: Tris's book
Topics: Kisubo, Daja (Fictitious character), Tris (Fictitious character : Pierce), Sandry (Fictitious...
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by Fitzhugh, Louise
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"A Yearling book."
Topics: Spies, Friendship, Schools, Spies, Friendship, Schools
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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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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 O'Donohue, John, 1956-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-234)
Topics: Spiritual life, Celts, Friendship
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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 Lowry, Lois
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In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis
Topics: Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War), World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945, World War,...
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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 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 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 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 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 Harrison, Lisi
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"Poppy."
Topics: Friendship, Dating (Social customs), Cliques (Sociology), Middle schools, Shopping, Christmas...
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by Jude Deveraux
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Topics: Female friendship -- Fiction, Time travel -- Fiction
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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
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
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An unmanageable, but lovable, eleven-year-old misfit learns to believe in himself when he gets to know the new school counselor, who is a sort of misfit, too
Topics: Behavior, Friendship, Schools, Counselors
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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 Michaels, Fern
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Adult
Topics: Female friendship, Adventure fiction
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by Melissa Kantor
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Juvenile fiction., Friendship -- Juvenile fiction., Man-woman...
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by Rocklin, Joanne; Brunkus, Denise, ill
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Cartwheel books
Topics: Problem solving, Friendship, Humorous stories, Problem solving, Friendship, Humorous stories
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 539-546)
Topics: Larsen, Nella, African American women, Racially mixed people, Passing (Identity), Identity...
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by Krentz, Jayne Ann
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Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2003
Topics: Women interior decorators, Private investigators, Female friendship, Stalking victims, Married...
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by Sachar, Louis, 1954-
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Originally published : New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998
Topics: Juvenile delinquency, Homeless persons, Friendship, Treasure troves, Juvenile delinquency, Homeless...
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by Roberts, Nora
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Topics: Friendship, Spiritual warfare
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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Everybody in Stoneybrook has gone beauty pageant crazy
Topics: Babysitters, Friendship
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: Friendship, Moving, Household, Babysitters, Friendship, Moving, Household, Babysitters
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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As a new member of the Baby-sitters Club, Dawn tries to win the acceptance of the club's president by tackling a tough babysitting job
Topics: Babysitters, Friendship
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: Girls, Girls' clubs, Baby-sitters club (Imaginary organization), Baby sitters, Friendship, Ghosts,...
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by Freeman, Don
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A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally hugs him he finds what he has always wanted mots of all
Topics: Teddy bears, Friendship, Bears, Corduory(Fictitious character), Picture books, fantasy, Toys, Toys
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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"An Apple Paperback."
Topics: Babysitters, Friendship, Girls, Girls' clubs, Baby-sitters club (Imaginary organization),...
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by Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944; Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944, illustrator; Woods, Katherine, 1886-1968, translator; Harcourt, Brace & World, publisher
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An aviator, whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert, encounters a little man from a small planet who describes his adventures in the universe, seeking the secret of what is really important in life
Topics: Love, Fairy tales, Fantasy fiction, Air pilots, Princes, Asteroids, Foxes, Deserts, Loneliness,...
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by Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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"An Apple paperback."
Topics: General, Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General, Juvenile Fiction, Friendship, Moving, Household,...