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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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Topics: Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Self-perception -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,...
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-251 and index
Topics: Carter, Jimmy, 1924-, Carter, Jimmy, 1924-, Rhetoric, Energy policy, Petroleum industry and trade,...
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by Christopher Steiner
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Topics: Petroleum products -- Prices -- United States, Transportation -- United States -- Forecasting,...
The $700 billion bailout bill: what is this monster? -- Original sin: the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: the Patriot Act meets the world of finance -- The big hoist: will the $700 billion bailout of the mortgage and credit markets work? (It had better) -- The three most important things you need to know now-- mortgages, rates, and housing -- Where to put your money now (Hint: not in a vacation home) -- Taxes and politics: EESA digs a deeper money hole for all of us -- The last...
Topics: Economic stabilization, Government lending, Federal aid, Mortgage banks, Foreclosure, Banking law,...
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by Tom Colicchio
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Topics: 'wichcraft (Restaurant), Sandwiches
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by Casey Fitts Hawley
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by The Writers of Wise Bread
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-335) and index
Topic: Finance, Personal
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Before sunrise -- In the light of day -- The science behind the system -- The values equation -- The code of love -- On the job -- Charting your career -- Your partner in parenting -- Friendship lost and found -- The mistletoe dart and the circle of life -- The happiness list
Topics: Decision making, Problem solving, Self-realization, Success, Life skills, Decision making
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by Debbie Macomber.
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by Barr, Nevada
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In present-day New Orleans, Polly Deschamps finds herself at yet another lonely crossroads in her life until she encounters architect Marshall Marchand, a lifelong bachelor who spends most of his time with his brother Danny. When Polly's two young daughters from her previous marriage are likewise taken with Marshall, she marries him. But then an ominous prediction by a New Orleans tarot card reader proclaims that Polly will murder her husband, and Polly senses that there could be a connection...
Topic: Women college teachers
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by Simon Johnson
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by Orwell, George, 1903-1950
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"A Plume/Harcourt Brace book."
Topics: Totalitarianism -- Fiction., Man-woman relationships -- England -- Fiction., Totalitarianism
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-184)
Topics: Bible, End of the world, Maya calendar, Mayas, Twenty-first century, Eschatology, Two thousand...
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by Slavnikova, Olga; Schwartz, Marian
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In the year 2017 in Russia--exactly 100 years after the revolution--poets and writers are obsolete, class distinctions are painfully sharp, and spirits intervene in the lives of humans from their home high in the mythical Riphean Mountains
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by J. Kirk Boyd
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by Reichs, Kathy
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Chicago forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy and the case of a missing heiress from Montreal--an investigation that becomes more complicated when two more bodies of elderly women are found in Montreal and Tempe faces the very real possibility that a colleague has sabotaged work in the lab
Topics: Brennan, Temperance (Fictitious character), Women forensic anthropologists, Women, Sabotage,...
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by David Wellington
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Topics: Caxton, Laura (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Vampires -- Fiction
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by Bolaäno, Roberto, 1953-2003; Wimmer, Natasha
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Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
Topics: Serial murders, Missing persons
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by Brashares, Ann
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Ama, Jo, and Polly, three close friends from Bethesda, Maryland, spend the summer before ninth grade learning about themselves, their families, and the changing nature of their friendship
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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by Carter, Ernessa
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"The deftly wry, deeply romantic story of Davie Jones -- an "ugly duckling" from small-town Mississippi with a voice like Tina Turner, who escapes to Los Angeles to try to make it big, and risks losing her soul along the way to finding her fairy tale ending"--Provided by publisher
Topic: Women singers
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Includes index
Topics: Quick and easy cooking, Entertaining
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by Traviss, Karen, author
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"The Jedi have been decimated in the Great Purge, and the Republic has fallen. Now the former Republic Commandos--the galaxy's finest special forces troops, cloned from Jango Fett--find themselves on opposing sides and in very different armor. Some have deserted and fled to Mandalone with the mercenaries, renegade clone troopers, and rogue Jedi who make up Kal Skirata's ragtag resistance to Imperial occupation. Others--including men from Delta and Omega squads--now serve as Imperial...
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Movie Tie-Ins, Science Fiction & Fantasy --...
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by Child, Lee
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Originally published: New York : Delacorte Press, ©2009
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Topics: Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character), Retired military personnel, Witnesses, Assassins, Winter...
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by Macomber, Debbie
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Sheriff Troy David had hoped to marry Faith Beckwith, but she's ended the relationship because of misunderstandings--inadvertently caused by Troy's daughter. However, Troy has plenty to keep himself occupied, like the unidentified remains found in a cave outside of town
Topics: Sheriffs, City and town life, Man-woman relationships
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by Cathy Gillen Thacker
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by Pade, Victoria
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Includes an excerpt from Rebecca Winters' The Chief Ranger on p. [215]-217
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Pregnant women
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by Sophie Littlefield
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Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Adult
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by Ying Chang Compestine
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Topics: Ghosts -- Fiction, Cookery, Chinese -- Fiction, Family life -- China -- Fiction, Short stories,...
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by Williams, Karen Lynn; Cooper, Floyd, ill
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When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail--and a trail to follow back
Topics: Beaches, Drawing, Fathers and sons
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by O'Reilly, Bill
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"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Broadway Books, New York, in 2008
Topics: O'Reilly, Bill, Journalists, Journalists, Journalists
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by Gerstein, Mordicai
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Topics: Children's literature, Plots (Drama, novel, etc.), Characters and characteristics in literature,...
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by Ashley, Diane; McCarver, Aaron
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Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Schraff, Anne E
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When Kevin Walker transfers to Tubman High after the death of his mother, he decides to keep his painful past a secret and remain a loner to avoid the scrutiny of others. But his star turn on the track team brings him attention and friends who may betray his trust
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 6, Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading...
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by Antwone Quenton Fisher
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by Winkler, Henry, 1945-; Oliver, Lin; Jesse Joshua Watson
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As he is preparing to attend middle school, Hank, who has learning differences and academic difficulties, gets an unexpected opportunity to audition for a performing arts school where his creativity and humor will be appreciated and nurtured
Topics: Individuality, Learning disabilities, Schools, Humorous stories
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by Smallman, Phyllis
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John Ray Leenders, the brutal man who tried to rape Sherri Travis when she was thirteen, is back in Jacaranda, living with the single mother of a teenage daughter. Sherri does not want to get involved and tries hard to ignore what she sees happening to Lacey, but it's impossible to look away. Then Sherri's father, Tully Jenkins, also reappears in her life, dragging Sherri deep into the swamp in search of alligator poachers
Topics: Bars (Drinking establishments), Fathers and daughters, Stepfathers, Child sexual abuse, Family...
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by Morren, Ruth Axtell; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes questions for discussion
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-255) and index
Topics: Organized crime, Murder, Political corruption
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by Phillips, Richard, 1956-; Talty, Stephan
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Tells the dramatic life-and-death tale of the Vermont native who, in April of 2009, was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores
Topics: Phillips, Richard, 1956-, Maersk Alabama (Ship), Hijacking of ships, Merchant mariners, Ship...
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by Crawford, Isis
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Originally published: New York : Kensington Books, c2009
Topics: Simmons, Bernie (Fictitious character : Crawford), Simmons, Libby (Fictitious character), Caterers...
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by Vera B. Williams
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Topics: Chairs -- Fiction, Babies -- Fiction, Family life -- Fiction
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by Ashley, Jennifer; Ashley, Jennifer; Bryan, Emily; Johnson, Alissa
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Escape to Regency London this holiday season! At one spectacular ball in the height of the holiday season, three couples find the greatest gift of all: their perfect match
Topic: Christmas stories
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by Garrison Keillor
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
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by Saperstein, David; Rush, James J
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Twelve-year-old Katie Williams has the gift of second sight, passed down from her great-grandmother. So far her visions have helped her avert tragedy, and brought her beloved, long-lost uncle Charlie back to the family, but can they help keep him there?
Topic: Precognition
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by Thayne, RaeAnne
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"She'd often dreamed about him coming back, with a baby in his arms. And now, Cisco del Norte was home. But the baby he carried couldn't possibly be theirs. Still, Easton Springhill got part of her wish. The man she could never stop loving was back, even for just a little while--with a serious injury, a beautiful baby girl and an explanation about them both that was as flimsy as his excuse for leaving years before. And after five long years of trying to forget him, Easton was faced with a...
Topics: Cowboys, Ranchers, Infants, Man-woman relationships, Cowboys, Infants, Man-woman relationships,...
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by Thayne, RaeAnne
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Topics: Cowboys, Ranches, Blizzards, Pregnant women
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by William Blinn
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Topics: Harmon, David, d. 1982, Raisch, Melinda, Mangelsdorf, Mark, Church of the Nazarene, Murder
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by Barlow, Janelle (Janelle Barlow)
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Topics: Berrett Koehler, business, Business, Nonfiction
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by Burrows, Annie
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U.S. Deputy Marshal Gideon Fox's first glimpse of the ravishing beauty was like a mystical vision. But when Lorelei Russell identified herself, the lawman in Gideon kicked in--this woman was wanted for murder! He'd have to tame his fierce attraction until justice could be served. For her part, Lori couldn't believe the injustice of it all. Falsely accused, apprehended by a hard-hearted marshal and, the most unfair part--how her body rebelled every time Gideon was near, making resistance to her...
Topics: Christmas stories, Man-woman relationships
Topics: Coyle, Tom, Golf, Golf courses
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by Marianne Williamson
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by Julia London
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by Brunstetter, Wanda E
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Includes discussion questions and recipes
Topics: Deaf, Amish
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by Brunstetter, Wanda E
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Crippled in a horrific accident, Wayne Lambright feels unable to care for himself, much less Loraine Miller, his future bride. Will he sacrifice his happiness to give Loraine a better life? When ex-boyfriend Jake Beechy returns, Loraine's heart is torn. Will she renew an old love or keep her promise to the new?
Topics: Amish, Amish, Interpersonal relations
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by Minton, Brenda; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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by Thomas, Marin
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by Miller, Linda Lael
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Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Romance -- Authors, A-Z -- ( M ) --...
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by Straub, Peter, 1943-
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The incomparable master of horror and suspense returns with a powerful, brilliantly terrifying novel that redefines the genre in original and unexpected ways.The charismatic and cunning Spenser Mallon is a campus guru in the 1960s, attracting the devotion and demanding sexual favors of his young acolytes. After he invites his most fervent followers to attend a secret ritual in a local meadow, the only thing that remains is a gruesomely dismembered body and the shattered souls of all who were...
Topics: High school students, Psychic trauma, Rites and ceremonies, Good and evil, Nineteen sixties, High...
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by Higgins, Jack, 1929-
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Alexander Kurbsky, a famous Russian writer and ex-paratrooper, fakes his escape from Russia and infiltrates British and American intelligence at the highest levels. He has his own motivations for doing the most effective job possible, which entails murdering anyone in his way--including Charles Ferguson, Sean Dillon and the rest of the group known informally as the "Prime Minister's private army."
Topic: Political crimes and offenses
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by Kozak, Harley Jane, 1957-
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Wollie goes undercover in a media-training company suspected of video piracy. When a dead body appears on the company's property, she's caught up in a conspiracy that goes way beyond some stolen DVDs
Topics: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths,...
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When Jerry Delfont, a travel writer with writer's block, receives a letter from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger, with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son's, he is sufficiently intrigued to pursue the story. Who is the dead boy found on the floor of a cheap hotel room, how and why did he die?
Topics: Travel writers, Americans, Americans, Travel writers
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by Giuttari, Michele, 1950-; Curtis, Howard, 1949-
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In the picturesque Tuscan hill town of Scandicci, the body of a girl is discovered. Scantily dressed, she is lying by the edge of the woods. Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara, head of Florence's elite Squadra Mobile, takes the case. Because toxins were discovered in the girl's body, many assume that she died of a drug overdose. But Ferrara quickly realizes that the truth is darker than that: he believes the girl was murdered.--From back cover
Topics: Police, Murder
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by Roby, Kimberla Lawson
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In the outside, twelve-year-old Jillian Maxwell is the perfect child. She's helpful with chores around the house, gets straight A's in school, has plans for college, and stays out of trouble. She seems to have everything a girl could want: a beautiful new home, an adoring little sister, a mother who cares about her, and an attentive stepfather. But inside, Jillian harbors a terrible secret
Topics: Sexually abused girls, Stepfathers, Deacons
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by Tronstad, Janet
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Wedding planner Lizabett McDonald, the maid of honor in the wedding of her first client and friend Marilee, secretly hopes her efforts to grow personally and spiritually, as well as a beauty makeover, will cause best man Rick Keifer to see her as more than his best friend's sister
Topics: Knitters (Persons), Female friendship, Weddings, Cancer
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by Clare O'Donohue
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Topics: Quiltmakers -- Fiction, Quilting -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
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by Grey, Amelia
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The Duke of Blakewell realizes he'd etter marry off his new ward before he gives in to temptation, but Henrietta, believing she carries a curse that killed her previous guardians, just wants her independence. In a moment of passion, they become scandalously entwined, and suddenly he must tkae her curse seriously and she must save the one man she could love
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Nobility, Man-woman relationships, Nobility
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by Geronimo Stilton
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by Graves, Sarah
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After more than three decades eluding justice, the man who murdered Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's mother is finally about to stand trial--until he vanishes into thin air. Jake has a terrible foreboding of where Ozzie Campbell will turn up next. And while the local police chief is sure she's overreacting, the truth is far worse than even Jake's worst fears
Topics: Tiptree, Jacobia (Fictitious character), White, Ellie (Fictitious character), Women detectives,...
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by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
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"An Otto Penzler book."
Topics: Teenage girls, Rich people, Suspense fiction
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by Davids, Patricia
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Includes discussion questions
Topics: Thanksgiving Day, Man-woman relationships
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by Sutton, Roger; Parravano, Martha V
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Topics: Children's literature, Children, Young adults, Reading
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by Annika Thor
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Topics: Jews, Juvenile fiction, Fiction, World War, 1939-1945, Sisters, Islands, Refugees, History
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by Leal, Ann Haywood
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As their mother's manic-depression grows worse, eleven-year-old Esther and her sister Ruth visit various churches hoping to find their father, a preacher named Ezekiel who left them seven years before in 1966
Topics: Sisters, Manic-depressive illness, Mental illness, Family problems, Single-parent families, Missing...