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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 Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers
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When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians
Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Supernatural, Indians of South America, Grandmothers
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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 Cousin, Pierre-Henri; HarperCollins (Firm)
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Cover has "second edition" but t.p. verso has "fourth ed."
Topics: French language, English language
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Carle, Eric
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Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967
Topics: Color, Animals, Rhyme, Color, Animals, Stories in rhyme
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Topics: French language, English language
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by Deveraux, Jude
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by The Reader's Digest Association
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A man called Peter, by C. Marshall.--The sea around us, by R.L. Carson.--The crime of the century, by J.E. Hoover.--Cheaper by the dozen, by F.B. Gilbreth, Jr., and E.G. Carey.--The will to live, by A.A. Hutschnecker.--Yankee from Olympus, by C.D. Bowen.--Step right up! By D. Mannix.--Wind, sand and stars, by A. de Saint Exupéry.--Little Britches, by R. Moody.--I leap over the wall, by M. Baldwin.--Life of an American workman, by W.P. Chrysler.--Kon-Tiki, by T. Heyerdahl.--The long, long...
Topics: Literature, Modern, American literature
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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 Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Charlip, Remy, ill; Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990, donor. DLC
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When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave
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Topics: Death, Death
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Uncorrected manuscript in spiral bound covers
Topics: Women plantation owners, Mothers and sons, African Americans, Slaves
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by MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
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Topic: American poetry
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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 Brett, Jan, 1949-
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"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--back cover
Topics: Hedgehogs, Picture books
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by Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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by Podendorf, Illa; Borja, Robert
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One hundred and one experiments that answer student's questions concerning basic scientific concepts
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Topics: Science, Science, Experiments
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by Deveraux, Jude
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In eighteenth-century Virginia, despite her poverty Leah Simmons struggles to achieve her dream of marriage to Wesley Stanford
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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Step-by-step instructions for drawing people and animals using a minimum of line and circle combinations
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Topics: Drawing, Orange (Color) in art, Drawing
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Timoshenko, Stephen, 1878-1972; Young, D. H. (Donovan Harold), 1904- joint author
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Includes problems with answers
Topic: Dynamics
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by F. Le Gros Clark
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by Bateman, Alan Mara. [from old catalog]
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Topics: Geology, Economic. [from old catalog], Geology, Structural. [from old catalog], Mines and mineral...
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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 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 Den Hartog, J...P. aut
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Bibliografija: str. 433-436
Topic: strojnistvo mehanika nihanje ucbenik za visje in visoke sole
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by Simone Elkeles
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Topics: Social classes -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Gangs -- Fiction, Family problems --...
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by Conrat, Maisie, comp; Conrat, Richard, joint comp; Lange, Dorothea, illus
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In English
Topic: Japanese Americans
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by James Baldwin
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Topics: African Americans, Black Muslims, United States -- Race relations
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
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Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
Topics: Einwanderer, Ragtime
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky
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Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
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by Kent, William, 1851-1918
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First ed. published in 1895 under title: The Mechanical engineer's pocket-book
Topic: Mechanical engineering
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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: Mexican Americans -- California -- Juvenile fiction, Mexican Americans -- California -- Fiction,...
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by Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Sailing westward toward the Caribbean sun, young Bettina Verlaine is obediently setting out to fulfill a promise made by her father - a prearranged marriage. But it is a wedding not to be... Abducted by the bold and handsome pirate, the notorious Captain Tristan, the pale-haired beauty finds herself helpless in his arms. Detesting her virile captor for enslaving her, yet held by the passionate spell he casts over her, she surrenders her innocence in the warm caress of the tropical winds,...
Topic: Pirates
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by Guterson, David
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar...
Topics: Japanese Americans, Trials (Murder), Journalists
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by Allard, Harry; Marshall, James, 1942-1992
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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute
Topics: Schools, Behavior, Behavior
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Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself
Topics: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Runaways, Brothers and sisters
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by Joyce, Brenda. When dreams won't die; O'Brien, Judith. Across a crowded room; Kane, Kathleen, 1951- Return of Travis Dean; Parr, Delia. Redemption
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When dreams won't die / Brenda Joyce -- Across a crowded room / Judith O'Brien -- The return of Travis Dean / Kathleen Kane -- Redemption / Delia Parr
Topics: Secrecy, Deception
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-76)
Topics: Holy Spirit, Christian life, Christian life, Christian life, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
Topics: Mathematics, Mathematics, Matemáticas, Matemáticas, Mathématiques, Mathématiques
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by J.J. Viljoen; P. Amakali; M.J. Namuandi
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Topics: Ndonga, Engels
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by Horstman, Judith; Arnold, William J., 1945-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-266) and index
Topic: Arthritis
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by James, E. L
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Originally published: Australia : The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Topic: Sexual dominance and submission
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by American Bible Society
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Title from cover
Topic: Bible
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by Hein, Jon
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Topics: Popular culture, Mass media, Errors
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Cover title: Fourier analysis and generalised functions
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Topics: Fourier series, Functions
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by Santiago, Esmeralda; Santiago, Esmeralda. Almost a woman
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Continued by: Almost a woman
Topics: Santiago, Esmeralda, Puerto Ricans
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by Kimbark, Edward W; Kimbark, Edward W
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by Thompson, James Edgar, 1892-
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Topic: Calculus
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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 Titilola Alexandrah Shoneyin
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Topics: Polygamy, Wives, Families, Fiction
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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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by Tan, Amy
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In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades. A celebrated novel in the tradition of Alice Adams and Margaret Atwood from the bestselling author of The Kitchen God's Wife
Topics: Women, Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Mother and child, Mothers, Reminiscing in old age, Loss...
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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
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Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru boken
Topic: Japanese fiction
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by Davis, Raymond Earl, 1885-1970; Foote, Francis S. (Francis Seeley), 1883-1976
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Surveying
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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With an introduction, "Why I was Bachman."
Topic: Horror tales, American
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by Williams, Tennessee (1911-1983)
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Topic: Théâtre anglais
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by García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-; Rabassa, Gregory
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A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1970 by Harper & Row, Publishers
Topic: Macondo (Imaginary place)
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by Ron Jones
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: English language
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by Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941; Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932
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"Chronological bibliography of the books of Virginia Woolf": p. [viii] "Chronological bibliography of the books of Lytton Strachey": p. [ix]
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941, Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932, Novelists, English, Authors, English,...
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by Timoshenko, Stephen, 1878-1972; MacCullough, Gleason H. (Gleason Harvey), 1895-1956
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Strength of materials
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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 Johanna Lindsey
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Topics: Mistaken identity, Fiction
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by Morrison, Toni
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Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1998
Topics: Communal living, African Americans, Women
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by Burns, Olive Ann
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"A Delta trade paperback"--T.p. verso
Topics: Family, Country life
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by Steinberg, Milton, 1903-1950
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"First edition."
Topic: Elisha ben Avuyah, ca. 70-ca. 135
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by Barrows, Marjorie
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Includes index
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by Dillon, Arthur Orison, b. 1873
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Includes the author's Beach, Beecher, Curtis, Dillon, Holt, Mix, Anthony, Ballard, Brown, Cottingham, Holbrook, Niles, Pendleton, Potter, Sandys, Sheldon, Sprague and Tefft ancestry
Topic: Dillon family
Source: bplsocsci
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Follows the star-crossed romance of a strong-willed woman who vows that no man will ever capture her heart and the powerful warrior who is equally determined to fight for what he wants
Topics: Women construction workers, Love stories
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by Leonard Gershe
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