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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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While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life
Topics: Flamel, Nicolas, d. 1418, Dee, John, 1527-1608, Flamel, Nicolas, d. 1418, Dee, John, 1527-1608,...
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by Gilbert, Daniel Todd
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-299) and index
Topic: Happiness
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by Ben Carson
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Topic: Risk-taking (Psychology)
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by Jack Canfield; D.D. Watkins
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Topics: Popular psychology, Motivational & Inspirational, Personal Growth - General, Self-Help /...
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by Hosseini, Khaled
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11,...
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Muhammad, Prophet, d. 632, Muhammad, Prophet, d. 632, Muhammad, Prophet, d. 632, Mohammed, Muslims,...
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by Riordan, Rick
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When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared -- a monster rumored to be so...
Topics: Artemis (Greek deity), Jackson, Percy (Fictitious character), Titans (Mythology), Missing persons,...
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by Rath, Tom, 1975-
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Packet inserted on p. [3] of cover contains card with access code to the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, program, and website
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Topics: Executive ability, Ability, Performance, Success in business, Conduct of life
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by Roberts, Nora
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Topic: Hostage negotiations
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by Lesonsky, Rieva; Entrepreneur Media, Inc
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Includes index
Topics: New business enterprises, Small business
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by James, Eloisa
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When Lady Roberta St. Giles, a marquess's sheltered only daughter, gambles on love with notorious scoundrel Damon Reeve, the Earl of Gryffyn, she plays a high-stakes game of seduction and passion where the winner takes all
Topics: Regency fiction, Love stories
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by Mortimer, Carole; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"First North American publication 2007"--T.p. verso
Topics: Pregnant women, Bachelors, Man-woman relationships
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by Shayla Black
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by Roberts, Nora
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Topics: Police, Women psychologists, Psychopaths
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by Steele, Jessica
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When Taryn Webster takes a job as secretary to gorgeous millionaire Jake Nash, she is already fighting her attraction to him. Taryn is determined not to mix business and pleasure, so she tries to keep her distance. But then Jake asks her for her help after hours! At first Taryn refuses, but she can't resist his persuasive arguments ... nor his charming smile and tempting gray eyes
Topics: Millionaires, Secretaries
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by Phil Metzger
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Topics: Art techniques & principles, Theory of art, Drawing, Painting, Art, Art & Art Instruction,...
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by Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976
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Beautiful, young Elinor Carlisle stands serenely in the dock accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence is damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity and the means to administer the fatal poison. Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, one man still presumes Elinor is innocent until proven guilty; Hercule Poirot is all that stands between Elinor and the gallows ..
Topics: Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Triangles (Interpersonal relations),...
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Book 1 in series
Topics: Middle schools, Friendship, Schools, Diaries, Middle schools, Friendship, Schools, Diaries,...
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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 Goodkind, Terry
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"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Topics: Rahl, Richard (Fictitious character), Wizards, Missing persons, Missing women, Epic fiction,...
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by Wilder, Jesse Bryant
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Includes list of online resources (p. [399]-413) and index
Topic: Art
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by Stilton, Gerónimo; Bianca, Cleo; Aliprandi, Christian
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"English translation... by Edizioni Piemme S.p.A."--T.p. verso
Topics: Stilton, Geronimo (Fictitious character), Mice, Undercover operations, Espionage, Mice, Undercover...
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by Groopman, Jerome E
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Medicine, Medical logic, Physicians, Médecine, Logique médicale, Médecins, Jugement, Médecine...
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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 Jeffries, Sabrina
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Seeking revenge on the Earl of Duncannon, Sir Lachlan Ross, the Scottish Scourge, kidnaps his archenemy's daughter, Lady Venetia Campbell, with the intention of using her as a weapon against her father, and finds his thirst for vengeance tempered by his growing desire for his beautiful hostage
Topic: Nobility
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by Díaz, Junot, 1968-
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Publisher description: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuk-the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all,...
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Davies, Jacqueline, 1962-; ebrary, Inc
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Evan and his younger sister, Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn 100 dollars. Includes mathematical calculations and tips for running a successful lemonade stand
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Fund raising, Arithmetic, Lemonade
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by Evanovich, Janet
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Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, along with her offbeat family and associates, embarks on her thirteenth perilous adventure. This time, she is a suspect when her ex-husband disappears after she roughed him up in public
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Bounty hunters, Bail bond agents
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Spirituality
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by Young, William P
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A confluence of paths -- The gathering dark -- The tipping point -- The great sadness -- Guess who's coming to dinner -- A piece of "pi" -- God on the dock -- A breakfast of champions -- A long time ago, in a garden far, far away -- Wade in the water -- Here come da judge -- In the belly of the beasts -- A meeting of hearts -- Verbs and other freedoms -- A festival of friends -- A morning of sorrows -- Choices of the heart -- Outbound ripples -- After words
Topics: Life change events, Missing children
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by Roberts, Nora
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Reprint. Originally published: 1997
Topics: Grandparent and child, Granddaughters, Grandfathers
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by Butcher, Jim, 1971-
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Assigned to investigate the deaths of several magic practitioners, all of whom lacked the ability to become full-fledged wizards, professional Chicago wizard Harry Dresden is shocked when the evidence points to his half-brother Thomas as the killer
Topics: Fantasy - Contemporary, Fantasy - Epic, Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary, Fiction, Fiction -...
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by Díaz, Junot, 1968-
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Topic: Dominican Americans
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Let John Wesley guide you into a deeper prayer life-these excerpts from his prolific writings will motivate and challenge you to greater communion with God. In approximately 45 readings, Wesley explains the why and how of prayer for believers at any stage of the Christian life. Lightly edited for ease of reading, Wesley's insights are sure to improve the way you pray!
Topic: Prayer
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by Castle, Jayne; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Topics: Psychics, Talismans
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by Anderson, Laurie Halse
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After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Follett, Ken
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Two centuries after the building of the elaborate Gothic cathedral in Kingsbridge, its prior finds himself at the center of a web of ambition and revenge that places the city at a crossroad of commerce, medicine, and architecture
Topic: Black Death
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by Robb, J. D., 1950-
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Investigating the baffling murder case of an ordinary and much-loSved private school teacher, New York City lieutenant Eve Dallas struggles to identify who may have wanted the death of an innocent man
Topics: Dallas, Eve (Fictitious character), Police, Teachers
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-276) and index
Topics: Cognitive dissonance, Self-deception, Fouten, Vergissingen, Rechtvaardiging
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by Louis L'Amour
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Topic: History, Modern -- Comic books, strips, etc
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by Mary Balogh
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by Smith, Wilbur A
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Warlocks, Supernatural
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by Garbera, Katherine; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Silhouette desire."
Topics: Millionaires, Mistresses, Marriage
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by Ward, J. R. (Jessica Bird); Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"An Onyx book."
Topics: Vampires, Police
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"Share the love and laughter with three friends-- on their journey to wedded bliss..."--P. [4] of cover
Topics: Married people, Women television personalities, Billionaires, Family secrets, Female friendship,...
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by Zhang, Ailing; Kingsbury, Karen
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Aloeswood incense: the first brazier -- Jasmine tea -- Love in a fallen city -- The golden cangue -- Sealed off -- Red rose, white
Topic: Zhang, Ailing
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by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Topics: Juvenile Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction, Children: Grades...
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by Black, Shayla
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Topic: Sexual dominance and submission
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Possessing a destructive curse and the ability to see the future, Vishous finds fate playing a cruel trick on him when he meets Jane Whitcomb, a human doctor who introduces him to true pleasure but who can never be a part of his future
Topics: Vampires, Erotic stories
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by Hopkins, Ellen
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Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Matheson, Richard, 1926-
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Includes the novella, I am legend, and selected short stories all previously published between 1954-1989
Topic: Vampires
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by French, Tana
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Detective Rob Ryan and his partner, Cassie Maddox, investigate the murder of a 12-year-old girl near a Dublin suburb. The case resonates with similarities to a murder committed twenty years before that involved two children and the young Ryan
Topics: Detectives, Murder, Children
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by Zevin, Gabrielle
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Includes reader's guide
Topics: Future life, Death
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by Woodiwiss, Kathleen E
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Follows the relationship between Berengaria, who is forced into marriage with a nefarious squire, and her beloved Raven, a Scottish soldier determined to save her from an evil fate
Topics: Young women, Stepfathers, Arranged marriage, Nobility, Stepfathers
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by Robb, J. D., 1950-
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Includes an excerpt to: "Innocent in Death" p. [339]-354
Topics: Dallas, Eve (Fictitious character), Police, Missing persons, Pregnant women, Policewomen, Mystery...
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by Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
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"Sarah Crichton Books."
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Krakauer, Jon
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Originally published: New York : Villard, c1996
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Simmons, Dan
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Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of HMS Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison, or the ship slowly buckling in the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching and brutally killing their fellow seamen. Captain Crozier, who has taken over the...
Topics: Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc, Shipwrecks, Sea monsters
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by Evanovich, Janet, author
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Includes an excerpt from the author's "Lean mean thirteen," p. [325] - 339
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Bail bond agents, Bounty hunters, Humorous stories,...
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by Radley, Tessa
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Topics: Married people, Love stories
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The foundation -- My second art -- Bringing it all together
Topics: Waitzkin, Josh, Chess players, Tai chi, Learning, Meditation
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by Follett, Ken
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Originally published: New York : William Morrow and Co., 1989
Topic: Cathedrals
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by Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-374) and index
Topics: Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ
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by Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
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Topic: Football players
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by Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
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"In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling's residents. Even those who were not inside the school that...
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11,...
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by James Patterson
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by Penny, Louise
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Previously published under title: Dead cold. London : Headline, 2006
Topics: Police, Murder, City and town life
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by Joyce, Brenda; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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The victim of a childhood tragedy, Lady Blanche Harrington finds herself incapable of experiencing genuine emotion and dreads being forced to choose from a bevy of fawning suitors, until she meets a reclusive war hero Rex de Warenne
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by McCaig, Donald; Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949. Gone with the wind
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Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind
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by Jenny Downham
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Topics: Terminally ill -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Jason, 1965-
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Topics: Graphic Novels, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Graphic Novels - General, Comics &...
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by Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-382) and index
Topics: Self (Philosophy), Consciousness, Intellect, Soul, Symbolen, Patronen (modellen), Bewustzijn,...
Includes index
Topics: World history, World history
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by Tan, Shaun
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Added t.p. in unknown script
Topics: Graphic novels, Stories without words, Emigration and immigration, Immigrants