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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 Sheldon, M.D. Lipshutz
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by Hitchcock, Mark
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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 Annabelle Vestry
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Topics: Wealth, Juvenile fiction, Triplets, Fiction, Interpersonal relations, Dating (Social customs), High...
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by Brunetz, Mark; Berry, Carmen Renee
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Let's be partners -- You are the expert -- Your home may be a mess, but you aren't -- Everything has a story -- You have a story. it doesn't have you -- Be present to your future -- Sort your stories, not your stuff -- Excuse #1: "I might need this someday." -- Excuse #2: "That was given to me. I'd feel guilty if I got rid of that." -- Excuse #3: "I've had this since I was a child." -- Excuse #4: "I can't pass up a sale! Look at all the money I'm saving."...
Topic: House cleaning
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by Kingsbury, Karen
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Topic: Motion picture producers and directors
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by Kingsbury, Karen
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Topics: Literature & Fiction -- World Literature -- United States, Motion picture producers and...
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Originally published in hardcover: New York : Portfolio, 2008
Topics: Work, Performance, Professional Competence, Work, Performance, Work
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by Russell, Rachel Renée
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Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group
Topics: Popularity, Friendship, Artists, Schools, Diaries, Jugendbuch, Tagebuchroman, Freundschaft,...
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by Tan, Shaun
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A Junior Library Guild selection
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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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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by Bateman, Tracey Victoria
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"Six months ago, brutal murders shook the small Ozark town, murders that stopped after a house fire reportedly claimed the killer's life. Lauryn McBride's family auction house has taken responsibility for the estate sale of one of the victims, the enigmatic Markus Chisom. Submerging herself in Chisom's beautiful but strange world, Lauryn welcomes the reprieve from watching Alzheimer's steal her father from her, piece by piece. She soon realizes that centuries-old secrets tie Abbey Hills to...
Topics: City and town life, Serial murders, Secrecy, City and town life, Secrecy, Serial murders
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by Miller, Linda Lael; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"First of three books starring a brand-new group of modern-day McKettrick men" -- p. [i]
Topics: Divorced fathers, Ranchers, Man-woman relationships
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by Simons, Paullina, 1963-
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Originally published: United Kingdom : HarperCollins, 2003
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Fantasy...
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A behind-the-scenes tour of the fabled tattoo industry on the arm of a swashbuckling insider and natural-born storyteller
Topics: Johnson, Jeff, Tattoo artists
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Dolores Mission and Homeboy Industries -- God, I guess -- Dis-grace -- Compassion -- Water, oil, flame -- Slow work -- Jurisdiction -- Gladness -- Success -- Kinship
Topics: Boyle, Greg, Church work with juvenile delinquents, Christian life
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by McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
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Precious Ramotswe uses her formidable detection talents to track down her tiny white van--sold by her estimable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and stolen from its new owner--while simultaneously helping to explain the dreadful losing streak of a local football team and smoothing out a snag in Mma Makutsi's engagement to Mr Phuti Radiphut
Topics: Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character), Women private investigators, No. 1 Ladies' Detective...
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by Hubbell, Patricia; Speir, Nancy, ill
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Illustrations and rhyming text depict a teacher helping students to learn and have fun during a week at school
Topics: Schools, Teachers, Stories in rhyme, Schools, Teachers
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by Norman, Michael, 1947 Oct. 2-; Norman, Elizabeth M
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [423-436]) and index
Topics: Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942, World War, 1939-1945, Prisoners of war, Prisoners of war,...
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by Alexander, Tasha, 1969-
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Honeymooning in Constantinople, newlyweds Emily and Colin Hargreaves find a young harem girl murdered and promise a heartbroken father they'll find his daughter's killer, a promise that soon leads Emily into the forbidden world of the Sultan's harem where she quickly discovers that its mysterious, sheltered walls offer no protection from a ruthless murderer
Topics: British, Murder
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by McGrath, Barbara Barbieri, 1954-; Nihoff, Tim, ill
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Teddy bears introduce numbers from one to twelve, as well as colors and shapes
Topics: Stories in rhyme, Teddy bears, Counting, Shape, Color
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by Cabot, Meg
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Originally published: New York : HarperTrophy, 2005, c2004. 1st HarperTrophy ed
Topics: American fiction, High schools, Interpersonal relations, Conduct of life, Actors
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by Amanda Quick
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by Campbell, Anna; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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For Olivia Raines, London's most notorious courtesan, and the infamous Julian Southwood, Earl of Erith, falling in love will be the greatest risk of all
Topic: Love stories
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by Carlyle, Liz; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Lady Phaedra Northampton is a proper English miss--but burdened by a dark secret. She's buried her shame in running her wealthy brother Lord Nash's household while hiding behind a sharp wit and dull wardrobe...until a reckless village maid's disappearance pulls her into London's seedy underworld. A former mercenary and jaded spy-for-hire, Tristan Talbot, Lord Avoncliffe, now does little, and manages to do it scandalously. Though Tristan's an out-and-out rogue, when his dying father begs...
Topics: Mercenary troops, Man-woman relationships
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by D'Alessandro, Jacquie
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To save her family from financial ruin, Lady Emily Stapleford pens a story featuring a vampire heroine, only to have it rejected by every publishing firm in London. She decides to create public interest with stories of vampire sightings, but American Logan Jennsen is on to Emily's secret and has every intention of using it to his advantage--if only he weren't falling in love with her, and possessed of a scandalous secret of his own
Topics: Women authors, Women authors
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by Dickey, Eric Jerome
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Topics: African Americans, Bank robberies, Swindlers and swindling
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by Yumi Heo
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Topics: Adoption -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Korean Americans -- Fiction
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by Greenfield, Beth
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Topics: Greenfield, Beth, Traffic accident victims, Traffic accidents, Post-traumatic stress disorder,...
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by Abdel-Fattah, Randa
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Lebanese-Australian Jamilah, known in school as Jamie, hides her heritage from her classmates and tries to pass by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue-tinted contact lenses, until her conflicted feelings become too much for her to bear
Topics: Identity, Self-acceptance, Prejudices, High schools, Schools, Lebanese
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by Smith, Roland, 1951-
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Sequel: Chupacabra
Topics: Adventure stories, Giant squids, Detective and mystery stories, Loch Ness monster, Cousins, Cargo...
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by Brewer, Heather
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As the evil vampire D'Ablo seeks the ritual that would steal half-vampire Vlad's powers, Vlad struggles to resist feeding on the people around him, has a conflict with his best friend Henry, and gives up all hope of a normal year at Bathory High
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Schools, Orphans, Vampires, High schools, Schools, Orphans, Horror stories
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by Child, Lincoln
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A group of scientists undertake an expedition to Alaska's Federal Wilderness Zone to study the effects of global warming. The expedition changes suddenly when the group heads out on a routine foray into a glacial ice cave and makes an astonishing find
Topics: Scientists, Archaeological expeditions, Eskimos, Animals, Fossil
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by Zahn, Timothy
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Official prequel revealing events leading up to the forthcoming movie, Terminator Salvation.-- Publisher info
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Movie Tie-Ins, Science Fiction & Fantasy --...
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by Daniel Sekulich
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Topics: Sekulich, Daniel -- Anecdotes, Pirates -- Anecdotes, Piracy -- Anecdotes
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by Shreve, Anita
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Includes "Reading Group Guide" (10 p.) and "About the author and her most recent novel" (19 p.)
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Authors, A-Z -- ( S ) -- Shreve, Anita, Literature & Fiction --...
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by Sandra Brown
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by Leslie Caron
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Topics: Caron, Leslie, Actors -- France -- Biography, Dancers -- France -- Biography
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Topics: Career changes, Job hunting, Vocational guidance
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Topics: Malory family (Fictitious characters), Aristocracy (Social class), Betrothal, Heiresses, Love-hate...
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by Terrell Dougan
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Topics: Harris, Irene -- Mental health., Dougan, Terrell., Dougan, Terrell -- Family., People with mental...
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by Jim Benton
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by De Goldi, Kate, 1959-
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Twelve-year-old Frankie Parsons has a quirky family, a wonderful best friend, and a head full of worrying questions that he shares with his mother each night, but when free-spirited Sydney arrives at school with questions of her own, Frankie is forced to face the ultimate 10 p.m. question
Topics: Questions and answers, Worrying, Family life, Eccentrics and eccentricity, Schools, Agoraphobia
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by Lieberman, Dave, 1980-; O'Connor, Anahad; Timmons, Bonnie
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"Quinoa, beets, avocado, berries, lentils, spinach, tomatoes, super fish, nuts, cabbage"--Cover
Topics: Cooking (Natural foods), Natural foods, Nutrition
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Business, Management, Businesspeople, Executives, Best books
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by Smith, Ian, 1969-
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Includes index
Topics: Weight loss, Reducing diets
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by Gary D. Chapman
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by Brezenoff, Steven
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Four teenagers relate their experiences as they try to cope with problems in school and at home by smoking, drinking, using drugs, and running track
Topics: Emotional problems, Family problems, Interpersonal relations, Brothers and sisters, High schools,...
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by Wendy Wax
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Topic: Women authors -- Fiction
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by Willingham, Michelle
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"From dutiful debutante to passionate princess! Lieutenant Michael Thorpe is a forbidden temptation for Lady Hannah Chesterfield. Etiquette demands Hannah ignore the shivers of desire his wicked gaze provokes, but he's the only man to recognize her restless spirit, and her unawakened body is clamoring for his touch. Thrown together by scandal, a defiant Hannah joins Michael on an adventure to uncover the secret of his birth--is this common solider really a prince? If so, will the ordinary...
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Debutantes, Debutantes, Man-woman relationships
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by Kim Saunders
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Topics: Dogs -- Care, Dog adoption -- United States, Animal rescue -- United States
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by Inches, Alison; Chambers, Mark, 1980- ill
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"Peek into this diary of an aluminum can as it goes on a journey from the manufacturing line to the store shelf to a little girl's home to a garbage can and finally to a recycling plant, where it emerges into its new life ... as a baseball bat!"--Cover back
Topics: Aluminum cans, Environmental protection, Recycling (Waste, etc.), Picture books, Environmental...
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by Shreve, Steve
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Characters in literature, Characters and characteristics in literature
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by Beard, George, 1966-; Hutchins, Harold, 1966-
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"Tree-house comix proudly presents"--Cover
Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Kung fu, Time travel, Prehistoric peoples, Graphic novels
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Topics: Newbury, Maurice (Fictitious character), Hobbes, Veronica (Fictitious character)
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by Khadivi, Laleh
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Southern Zagros Mountains, Courdestan, 1921 -- Nehavand barracks and the town of Saqqez, Persia, soon to be Iran, 1929 -- Tehran, Iran, 1938 -- Kermanshah, Iran, 1940-1969 -- The dirges of Old man Khourdi, Taqibustan, 1979
Topics: Kurds, Orphans, Conflict (Psychology)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-276) and index
Topic: World politics
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by Moers, Walter, 1957-; Brownjohn, John
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Translated from the German
Topics: Alchemists, Imaginary places, Good and evil
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by Dave Duncan
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Topics: Nostradamus, -- 1503-1566 -- Fiction, Alchemists -- Fiction, Astrologers -- Fiction, Courtesans --...
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by Berry, Julie
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Orphaned at age five, Lucinda, now fifteen, stands with courage against the man who took everything from her, aided by a thief, a clever goat, and a mysterious woman called the Witch of Amaranth, while the prince she knew as a child prepares to marry, unaware that he ,too, is in danger
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979; Papp, Robert, ill
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The Boxcar Children have been choosen to compete against another team to look for clues on a game show
Topics: Boxcar children (Fictitious characters), Brothers and sisters, Orphans, Reality television...
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by Keegan, John, 1934-2012
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Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 2009
Topics: History -- Americas -- United States -- Civil War, History -- Military -- United States, American...
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by Schama, Simon
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [371]-378) and index
Topic: Nationalism
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by Maloy, Jackie
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 44) and index
Topics: Mayas, Mayas, Civilization, Ancient
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by Fletcher, Donna; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Fleeing her father's attempts to marry her off, Alyce Bunnock disguises herself as a nun named Sister Terese and hides in a remote abbey. But when Alyce's father sends Lachlan Sinclare to find Alyce, Lachlan falls for Terese
Topics: Nuns, Impersonation, Disguise, Man-woman relationships
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by Ruiz Zafón, Carlos, 1964-
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In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. Close to despair, he receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime--write a book unlike anything that has ever existed--a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, and perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realizes that there is a...
Topics: Journalists, Authors, Antiquarian booksellers
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by Jennifer Niven
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Topics: Niven, Jennifer -- Childhood and youth, Richmond High School (Richmond, Ind.) -- History, High...
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by Silver, H. Ward; American Radio Relay League
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Includes index
Topics: Radio operators, Radio, Amateur radio stations, Amateur radio stations, Radio, Radio operators
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Includes index
Topics: Connor, Myles, Art thieves
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by Sam Lipsyte
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Includes index
Topics: Fund raising, Nonprofit organizations
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by Grisham, John
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Three months after leaving Yale, Kyle McAvoy becomes an associate at the largest law firm in the world, where, in addition to practicing law, he is expected to lie, steal, and take part in a scheme that could send him to prison, if not get him killed
Topics: Law firms, Courts, Legal stories, Honesty, Theft, Adventure stories
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by Greanias, Thomas
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Topics: Archaeologists, Atlantis (Legendary place), Conspiracies
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by David Plouffe
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Topics: Obama, Barack, Plouffe, David, Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008, Political campaigns...
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by Emily Larson
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Topics: Dictionaries, Personal Names
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by Vivian French
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Topics: Fairy tales, Magic, Witches, Juvenile fiction, Orphans, Fiction