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American Libraries

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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- House, Silas, 1971-
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In the summer of 1976, ten-year-old Eli Book's excitement over Bicentennial celebrations is tempered by his father's flashbacks to the Vietnam War and other family problems, as well as concern about his tough but troubled best friend, Edie
Topics: Family problems, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Best friends, Friendship, American Revolution...
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- McKibben, Bill
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Climatic changes, Global warming, Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric, Environmental degradation, Nature
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- Brown, Rita Mae; Gellatly, Michael
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Using animal cunning and human canniness, Harry Harristeen and her menagerie of mystery solvers must sniff out the answers behind the disappearance of alumni association board member Mariah D'Angelo. Mariah's car is on campus, and Tucker has found human blood near the school's stables
Topics: Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character), Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character), Women detectives,...
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- Sweeney, Leann; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"An Obsidian mystery"--T.p
Topics: Quiltmakers, Cats, Kidnapping
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- Higson, Charles, 1958-
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Future spy James Bond, a teenager in the 1930s, travels from hurricane-damaged Mexico to Lagrimas Negras, a Caribbean island containing a deadly obstacle course, as he tries to rescue two American children abducted by criminals
Topics: Criminals, Adventure stories, Adventure and adventurers, Criminals
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- Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez; Alisa Valdes
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Topics: Caterers and catering -- Fiction, Single women -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction,...
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- Patterson, James
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Topics: Literature & Fiction -- World Literature -- United States -- African American, Mystery &...
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- Murray, Martine
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When seventeen-year-old, small-town Australian girl Manon Clarkeson leaves home in the middle of the night, wearing her mother's long, inappropriate red silk dress and riding her bike, she is heading for Melbourne, not exactly sure what she is looking for but not wanting to stay at home alone with her father anymore
Topics: Runaways, Emotional problems, Family problems, Mothers, Brothers and sisters, Grief
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- Croza, Laurel; James, Matt, 1973- ill
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Maps on cover linings
Topics: Moving, Household, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Best books, Children's literature
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Includes index
Topics: Flour Bakery + Cafe, Baked products, Cooking, Baking
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- Hernandez, Treasure
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At head of cover title: Urban books presents
Topics: African Americans, Urban fiction, Street life, African Americans, Street life, Urban fiction,...
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Topics: Lomax, Mike (Fictitious character), Biggs,Terry (Fictitious character), Police, Amusement parks
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Ice caps, Ice sheets, Global warming, Sea level
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"With Central Coast, Yosemite, Los Angeles, and San Diego"--Cover
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- Whitelaw, Stella
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Jordan goes cruising to Norway, as the undercover bodyguard of Joanna Carter. When Jordan is charged with her client's murder, the supposedly leisurely cruise becomes a ship of danger
Topics: Lacey, Jordan (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, Cruise ships, Murder, Detective...
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- Annika Thor
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Topics: Jews, Juvenile fiction, Fiction, World War, 1939-1945, Sisters, Islands, Refugees, History
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- Maria Finn Dominguez
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Topics: Dominguez, Maria Finn, Tango (Dance) -- Argentina
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- Harvey, Andrew, 1952-
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Ten things you can do right now -- Inspirations -- Two stories of sacred activism -- The message of Father Bede Griffiths -- The voice of the fire -- The five flames of the sun of hope -- The death and the birth -- The five forms of service -- The law of sacred practice -- The law of surrendering the fruits of action to the divine -- The law of recognizing evil -- The law of the alchemy of anger -- The law of constant, humble shadow work -- The law of joy -- The law of networks of grace
Topics: Religion and social problems, Spiritual life
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [451]-456) and index
Topics: Bear, Stearns & Co, Investment banking, Bank failures, Financial crises
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- Cottam, Francis, 1957-
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First published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2007
Topic: Haunted houses
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- Britain, Kristen
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"Sequel to Green Rider and First Rider's Call"--Cover
Topics: Messengers, Magic
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- Prasadam-Halls, Smriti; Bolam, Emily, ill
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Cover title
Topics: Board book, Board book, Insects, Insects, Animals, Board books, Animals, Board books, Insects
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- Annette Blair
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- Bruce Coville
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Topics: Unicorns -- Fiction, Dragons -- Fiction, Fantasy
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- White, Stephen
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- Schwegel, Theresa
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Topic: Policewomen
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- Larry J. Schweiger
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Topics: Global warming, Global environmental change, Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric, Plants -- Effect of...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [296]-299) and index
Topic: Postwar reconstruction
The opening bell -- The seduction -- The secrets of Brazilian jiu-jitsu -- Birth of UFC nation -- Battle of the masters -- Fighting solves everything -- The cult of Pat -- Defending the belt -- Great Dana -- Rematch? What rematch? -- The heavyweight's heavyweight -- Tuf enough -- The MMA godfather -- King of pain -- The final round
Topics: Miletich, Patrick Jay, 1968-, UFC (Mixed martial arts event), Mixed martial arts, Martial artists
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- Tammi Sauer
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Topics: Talent shows -- Fiction, Ability -- Fiction, Chickens -- Fiction, Domestic animals -- Fiction,...
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- Mastbaum, Blair (Blair Mastbaum)
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Title from eBook information screen
Topics: Gay/Lesbian, Nonfiction
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- Peter Tremayne
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Topics: Feiler, Bruce S, Bones, Father figures, Children of cancer patients
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- Rick Sanchez
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- Mizer, Lindsay; Talbot, Jim. ill
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With the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends the royal ball and captures the prince's heart
Topics: Cinderella (Legendary character), Cinderella (Tale), Fairy tales, Fairy tales, Folklore, Spanish...
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- García, Cristina, 1958-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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- Camp, Candace; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes an excerpt from A Gentleman Always Remembers
Topics: Sisters, Americans, Upper class, Mate selection, Family secrets, Aristocracy (Social class)
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- Daisy Meadows
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Topics: Goblins, Kirsty Tate (Fictitious character), Dance, Juvenile fiction, Fairies, Rachel Walker...
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- Wilson, Robert Charles, 1953-
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Topics: Cultural Literacy and Humanities, Reading Level-Adult
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- Erin Downing
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Topics: Middle schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Gossip -- Fiction, Newspapers -- Fiction, Middle...
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- Vaughn, Carrie
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Includes excerpt: Kitty raises hell
Topics: Vampires, Werewolves
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- Levine, Laura, 1943-
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Originally published: 2009
Topics: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers -- Mystery -- Women Sleuths, Austen, Jaine...
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Recounts two-time women's motocross champion Ashley Fiolek's life-long deafness, her triumph over adversity, her rise to the top of her sport and how her family and Christian faith helped her get there
Topics: Fiolek, Ashley, Women with disabilities, Women with disabilities, Women motorcyclists, Deaf women,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-334) and index
Topics: United States. Marine Corps. Marine Regiment, 7th. Battalion, 2nd. Fox Company, Korean War,...
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- Francisco X. Stork
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Topics: Revenge -- Fiction, Cancer -- Fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Mexican Americans...
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- Novak, Brenda; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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When he is hired to assist in solving the murders of seven women, Jonah Young, a private security operative from Department 6, finds his assignment complicated by his new partner, Francesca Moretti, whom he betrayed ten years ago
Topics: Murder, Women private investigators
When Denis Lipman returns to the East End of London with his new American wife, she declares each year's trip has to be enjoyed. Against his will our expat becomes a tourist in his homeland renting quaint cottages, visiting outrageous relatives, meeting quirky locals, and discovering the English countryside isn't so bad after all
Topics: TRAVEL, Manners and customs, Travel
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- Rotner, Shelley; Carlin, Deborah, 1958-
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"A Neal Porter book."
Topics: Love, Love, Love
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- Steves, Rick, 1955-; Smith, Steve, 1955-; Openshaw, Gene
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Includes index
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- Steves, Rick, 1955-; Openshaw, Gene
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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- Pernice, Joseph T., 1967-
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Topics: Divorced people, Man-woman relationships
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- Heather Scott
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Topics: Science fiction, Jedi Knights (Fictitious character), Picture books, Star Wars fiction, Movie...
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- Dan Jenkins
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Topics: PGA Tour (Association) -- History, Golf -- Tournaments -- History
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- Gail Snyder
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Topics: Hudson, Jennifer, -- 1981- -- Juvenile literature, Singers -- United States -- Biography --...
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- Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
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Topics: Spiritual life -- Buddhism, Buddhism -- Doctrines
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- Sussman, Paul
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With the help of her sister's friend, Flin Brodie, Freya Hannen sets out in search of the legendary lost oasis of Zerzura in Egypt, which supposedly houses a mythic stone, and could help Freya find out the truth behind her sister Alex's mysterious death
Topics: Murder, Murder, Homicide
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- Andrea Marks Carneiro
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- Slade, Arthur G. (Arthur Gregory)
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Many of Newton Starker's ancestors, including his mother, have been killed by lightning strikes, so when he enrolls at the eccentric Jerry Potts Academy of Higher Learning and Survival in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, he tries to be a model student so that he can avoid the same fate
Topics: Lightning, Boarding schools, Schools
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- Marron, Maggie
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Includes bibliographical references, discography (p. 105) and index
Topics: Jonas Brothers, Jonas Brothers, Pop musicians, Rock musicians
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- Kleinknecht, William (William Kleinknecht)
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Topics: Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction, Politics
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- Qiu Xiaolong
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Topics: Chen, Inspector (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Police -- China -- Shanghai -- Fiction, Shanghai...
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- Tim F. LaHaye
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Human-computer interaction
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- Cabot, Meg
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Meena Harper, forced to write about vampires even though she doesn't believe in them, falls in love with Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It's a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for. The problem is: Lucien's already dead! And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare
Topics: Television writers, Vampires, Precognition
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- Beecroft, Simon
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Includes index
Topics: Space warfare, Good and evil
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- Luciani, Brigitte; Tharlet, Eve, illustrator
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Topics: Single-parent families, Brothers and sisters, Badgers, Foxes, Single-parent families, Brothers and...
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In September 1973, as the school year begins in his depressed Ohio town, high-school senior Kurt Shoemaker determines to be "normal," despite his chaotic home life with his volatile, alcoholic mother and the deep loyalty and affection he has for his friends in the therapy group dubbed the Madman Underground
Topics: Emotional problems, Friendship, Alcoholism, Mothers and sons, High schools, Schools, Ohio, Coming...
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- Rosenberg, Aaron
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"Nickelodeon"--Cover
Topics: Awards, Teenage girls, Competition, Webcasting, Web sites, Friendship, Competition, Webcasting,...
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- Meadows, Daisy
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Includes an excerpt of Isabelle the Ice Dance Fairy from the Dance Fairies series (6 unnumbered pages)
Topics: Walker, Rachel (Fictitious character), Tate, Kirsty (Fictitious character), Fairies, Dancers,...
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- Stoffels, Karlijn
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In this meditation on various kinds of love, Mee travels across the country to the court of the Princess Esperanza, singing the life stories of some of the people he meets
Topics: Love, Voyages and travels
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- Brewer, Heather
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Another year at Bathory High goes bad for Vlad Tod when his former friend Joss, now a vampire slayer, returns to town. A mysterious and powerful new vampire, Dorian, arrives with a thirst for Vlad's blood, and archenemy D'Ablo brings Vlad's Uncle Otis to trial
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Schools, Orphans, Horror stories, High schools, Schools, Orphans, Horror...
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- TenNapel, Doug
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When he is accidentally transported to the spirit world by a washed-out ghost wrangler, Garth Hale discovers that the world's evil ruler wants his unique powers, so he teams up with some unlikely allies to find a way home