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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 Park, Barbara; Brunkus, Denise, illustrator
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Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2000
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Topics: School field trips, Farms, Fear, School field trips, Farms, Fear, Farms, Fear, School field trips
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by Aciman, André
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Topics: Teenage boys, Gay teenagers, Authors
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by Pratchett, Terry
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"A novel of Discworld."--Cover
Topics: Pyramids, Discworld (Imaginary place), Discworld (Imaginary place), Pyramids
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by Byrne, Rhonda
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The secret revealed -- The secret made simple -- How to use the secret -- Powerful processes -- The secret to money -- The secret to relationships -- The secret to health -- The secret to the world -- The secret to you -- The secret to life
Topic: New Thought
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by Child, Lee
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Originally published: 2009
Topics: Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character), Suicide bombers, Terrorism, Suspense fiction
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by Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-; Gammell, Stephen, ill
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Reprint: Originally published: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1991
Topics: Tales, Ghosts, Horror stories, Folklore
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Lawyer Penn Cage goes up against a mix of murder, racial tension, double-crosses, illicit sex ... and all of the ensuing violent consequences in the kudzu-strangled, snake- rat- and armadillo-infested hole of the Devil's Punchbowl
Topics: Murder, Gambling and crime, Wilderness areas, Gambling and crime, Murder, Race relations,...
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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Bishop T.D. Jakes offers inspired advice for women who want to enrich their relationships -- with themselves, their men and their God
Topics: Women, Women, Christian women, Christian women, Marriage
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup
Topics: Teenage girls, Children of the rich, Brothers and sisters, Fathers and daughters, Religious...
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by Eddings, David
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Garion and his companions must locate his son before Zandramas uses the child in a rite that will raise the Dark Prophesy
Topics: Mallorea (Imaginary place), Garion (Fictitious character), Garion (Fictitious character), Mallorea...
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by Morton, Andrew. aut
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Topic: Diana 1961-
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by Ben Carson
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by Tartt, Donna
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Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, College students, Classicists, Murder, College stories, Papen,...
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by Darren Hardy
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Topics: Leadership, Success, Self-help techniques
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by Sapkowski, Andrzej; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Sequel to:The last wish
Topics: Assassins, Fantasy fiction, Polish
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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"Newly introduced by the author"--Cover
Topics: Horror & ghost stories, Horror - General, Fiction, Fiction - Horror, Horror, Fiction / Horror,...
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by Sanderson, Brandon
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Yalom, Irvin D., 1931-
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Topics: Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900, Breuer, Josef, 1842-1925, Psychotherapist and patient,...
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by Krentz, Jayne Ann
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Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2008
Topics: Psychic ability, Psychic ability
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by Vizzini, Ned, 1981-
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"Miramax Books."
Topics: Self-perception, Interpersonal relations, Self-confidence, High schools, Schools
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
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Topic: Fantasy
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by Sundgaard, Arnold, 1909-2006; Carle, Eric, ill
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"Kohl's cares for kids. 100% of the net profits from the sale of this book will be donated to support health and educational opportunities for children in the communities we serve."--p. [4] Cover
Topics: Individuality, Sheep, Butterflies
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by Ryan, Pam Muñoz
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Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Jeff Kinney
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Topics: Humorous stories, Middle schools, Diaries, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories, Family life,...
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary
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Sequel to: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Topics: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place), Wizards, Magic, Schools
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by Jeffries, Sabrina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"At eighteen, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious 'Cousin Michael.' His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from...
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Private schools
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by Simone Elkeles
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by De Reyna, Rudy, 1914-
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Includes index
Topics: Drawing, Drawing
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by Cowell, Cressida
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Book number taken from cover
Topics: Vikings, Dragons, Humorous fiction, Humorous fiction, Dragons, Dragons, Vikings
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 805-904)
Topics: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, Statesmen, Scientists, Inventors, Printers, Large type books
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by Sheldon, Sidney
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In Paris, Washington, and at a breathtaking villa in Greece, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal, in this paperback reissue of Sheldon's #1 bestseller.
Topics: Capitalists and financiers, Married women, Americans, Fiction, Protected DAISY, Accessible book,...
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Includes collections from Out of Boneville, The Great Cow Race, Eyes of the Storm, The Dragonslayer, Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border, Old Man's Cave, Ghost Circles, Treasure Hunters, Crown of Horns
Topic: Comic books, strips, etc
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by Robert T. Kiyosaki
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Topics: Investments -- United States., Finance, Personal -- United States., Finance, Personal., Investments.
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Topic: Love stories
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-293)
Topics: Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-, Sheeran, Frank, Gangsters, Mafia, Teamsters
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by Emoto, Masaru, 1943-
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Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto demonstrates that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. Water that flows from clear springs or has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns, while polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical, dull-colored patterns. Since humans and the earth are composed mostly of water, these findings have...
Topics: Water, Water quality, Anthroposophy
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by Toni Morrison
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Watershed moment -- The janitor's father -- Living in the past -- Sadie and the general -- 11/22/63 -- The green card man
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Stephen King
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Truman Capote
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Topics: Murder -- Kansas -- Case studies., Large type books.
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by Stephen King
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by Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the hijab, the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style
Topics: Hijab (Islamic clothing), Muslims, High schools, Islam, Clothing and dress, Schools, Muslims, High...
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by Martin, George R. R
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"A Bantam Spectra book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Seven Kingdoms (Imaginary place), Fantasy fiction
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by Grossman, Lev
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As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. After graduating from college and being admitted into a highly exclusive, secret society of magic in upstate New York, he makes a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. But the land of Quentin's fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined for his childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth...
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Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Literary, Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Fantasy -- Magic &...
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by McNaught, Judith
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Abducted from her covent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore
Topic: Historical fiction
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by Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-
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Originally published: Novato, Calif. : Presidio Press, 1981
Topics: Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-, United States. Marine Corps. Regiment, 5th. Battalion,...
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by McCully, Emily Arnold
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"First Scholastic printing, September 1993"--T.p. verso
Topics: Tightrope walking, Tightrope walking
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 737-749) and index
Topics: Philanthropists, Historical - U.S., Biography/Autobiography, Biography & Autobiography,...
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Set in the untamed Wyoming territory of 1876, this romance features Jessie Blair, a fiery young beauty who is swept into a passionate conflict with Chase Summers, an arrogant Westerner who has vowed never to love
Topic: Frontier and pioneer life
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by Dobson, James C., 1936-
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Dr. Dobson addresses the phenomenon of disrespect in marital relationships. He examines the most devastating conflicts occurring between husbands and wives--infidelity, alcoholism, wife beating, emotional indifference, etc.--and offers practical advice for the partner who wants desperately to hold the marriage together
Topics: Religious aspects, Religion, Conduct of life, Love / Sex / Marriage, Spouses, Religious life,...
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by Hosseini, Khaled
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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also...
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Topics: Male friendship, Social classes, Betrayal, Boys
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by Garwood, Julie
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Forced to choose a husband from among a group of Norman nobles, Nicholaa--a Saxon held captive in William the Conqueror's court--chooses the fierce warrior Royce, a man with a tender heart
Topics: Anglo-Saxons, Normans
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Originally published: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1992
Topic: Horror tales
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Includes index
Topics: Human smuggling, Illegal aliens
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by Chase, Loretta Lynda, 1949-
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Topics: Historical fiction, Love stories
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by Oke, Janette, 1935-
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Sequel: When tomorrow comes
Topics: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Brothers and sisters, Police, Mounted police
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by Bugliosi, Vincent; Gentry, Curt, 1931-2014
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Includes index
Topics: True Crime, Murder - General, Case studies, Nonfiction - True Crime / Espionage, True Crime /...
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by Laurens, Stephanie
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Believing him dangerously close to bankruptcy, Amelia Cynster proposes marriage to a very drunk Lucien Ashford, and is confused and annoyed when instead of the quick wedding she had wanted, he insists on a full courtship
Topic: Cynster family (Fictitious characters)
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"First North American publication 2006"--T.p. verso
Topics: Marriage, Mistresses, Adultery, Man-woman relationships
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by Hart, Megan
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"An erotic novel."--Cover
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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Brief text in rhyme and pictures introduce adjectives and their uses
Topics: English language, English language
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by Deborah E. Harkness
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by Small, Bertrice
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Topic: O'Malley family (Fictitious characters : Small)
"A Birch Lane Press book."
Topics: Sensitivity (Personality trait), Self-actualization (Psychology), Stress management, Stress...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-262) and index
Topics: Decision making, Intuition, Decision Making, Intuition, Besluitvorming, Intuïtie, Intuition,...
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by Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944-
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Returning home triumphant from the Crusades, Dominic le Sabre is determined to claim the bride promised to him by the king, but the high-born Celtic beauty is equally determined to resist him
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by Arundhati Roy
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Topics: Social classes -- Fiction, Twins -- Fiction, Large type books, India -- Fiction
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by Banks, Iain
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Topics: Spy stories, Space warfare, Space warfare, Spy stories
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by Julie Anne Peters
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Topics: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction., Lesbians -- Fiction., High schools -- Fiction., Schools --...
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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 Woodiwiss, Kathleen E
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Topics: Romance - Historical, Fiction - Romance, Fiction
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by Segal, Erich, 1937-2010
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Topics: Medical students, Physicians, Medical education
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by Goodkind, Terry
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"A Tor book"--T.p. verso
Topic: Wizards
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by Hopkins, Ellen
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Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter, gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life
Topics: Cocaine abuse, Drug abuse, High schools, Schools, Family problems, Pregnancy, Drug abuse,...