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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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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 Tom Colicchio
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Topics: 'wichcraft (Restaurant), Sandwiches
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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 Susane Colasanti
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Topics: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Anxiety disorders --...
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by Smith, Haywood, 1949-
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Cruel, small-town banker Howell Whittington has a stroke sitting up in church, and when he wakes up, he's transformed and wants nothing more than to be a real husband, which scares his proper, repressed wife Elizabeth to death. Setting out to right past wrongs, he blackmails the town's baddies into doing the right thing by threatening to foreclose on their mortgages. A hilarious story of marriage and love and second chances
Topics: Married people, Bankers, Small cities, Midlife crisis, Life change events, Humorous fiction
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by Greg Rucka
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Topic: Bodyguards -- Fiction
Seeking solace and escape in nature, Lynn Schooler heads out into the Alaskan wilderness, traveling first by small boat across the Gulf of Alaska, then on foot along the coastline. This is the story of his journey
Topics: Schooler, Lynn, Hiking, Wilderness areas, Natural history
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by Mosher, Howard Frank
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by Beattie, Ann
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It is 1980 in New York City, and Jane, a valedictorian fresh out of Harvard, strikes a deal with Neil, an intoxicating writer twenty years her senior. The two quickly become lovers, living together in a Chelsea brownstone, and Neil reveals the rules for a life well lived. Neil's certainties, Jane discovers, mask his deceptions. Her true education begins
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Identity (Psychology), Nineteen eighties
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by Shepard, Sara, 1977-
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Former best friends Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily, who lost their best friend and leader, Alison, years ago when she disappeared, find themselves in grave danger when they pursue the truth about Alison
Topics: Friendship, Murder, High schools, Schools, Mystery and detective stories, Friendship, Murder, High...
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by Sebastian Junger
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by Aronson, Marc (EDT)/ Campbell, Patty (EDT)
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by Dessertine, Rebecca; Reed, David; Kripke, Eric
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After losing their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force and being taught by their father how to kill it, Sam and Dean Winchester hunt for Lucifer in a small town in South Dakota. There they meet Don--an angel with a proposition who sends them Don sends them on a mission to uncover the secret Satan never wanted them to find out
Topics: Winchester, Sam (Fictitious character), Winchester, Dean (Fictitious character), Paranormal...
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by Sanderson, Brandon
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Topics: Sisters, Princesses, Gods, Magic, Imaginary places
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by Purser, Ann
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Originally published in hardcover: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2008
Topics: Meade, Lois (Fictitious character), Cleaning personnel, Country life, Murder
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by Frewin Jones
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Topics: Princesses -- Fiction, War -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Saxons -- Fiction, Wales -- History -- To...
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by Bo Flood
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by Kathleen Collins
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Topic: Television cooking shows -- United States -- History and criticism
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by LaFaye, A
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Eleven-year-old Kyna, terrified of water since her family drowned in a storm that nearly took her life as well, works to overcome her phobia when her adoptive parents, Irish immigrants with a mysterious past, rent a cabin on Lake Champlain for the summer
Topics: Phobias, Water, Irish Americans, Selkies, Orphans
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by North, Will
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Topics: Sexual abuse victims, Americans, Natural disasters, Large type books
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by Panec, D. J; Lapuyade, Gloria. ill
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Different animals have different activities, but they all need to sleep. Told in rhyme. Text on one page is meant to be read by a parent/adult while text on a facing page is simple enough to be read by a child just learning to read
Topics: Sleep behavior in animals, Animals, Stories in rhyme
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by Lauren Child
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by Roberts, Cokie
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-319)
Topics: Roberts, Cokie, Women, Sex discrimination against women, Feminism, Women journalists
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by Harimann, Sierra; Beighley, Marci, ill
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"Strawberry Shortcake"--Cover
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In this hilarious, entertaining, and candid memoir--in which he dishes on everyone from John Belushi and Jerry Lewis to Mel Gibson and Britney Spears--Paul Shaffer gives readers the full behind-the-scenes story of his life, from banging out pop tunes on the piano at the age of twelve to leading the band every night at the Sullivan Theater
Topics: Shaffer, Paul, Late night with David Letterman (Television program), Late show with David...
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by Kadohata, Cynthia
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After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop
Topics: Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945), World War (1939-1945),...
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by Templeton, Karen
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"He'd never really had a place to call his own ... But the broken-down ranch in front of him was the closest he'd ever come. Now, pregnant widow Emma Manning was struggling to keep it, her children and herself going. She could use a hand. Well, that was all burned-out musician Cash Cochran could spare. He'd never had a woman to call his own, either ... That was painfully obvious to Emma as soon as Cash knocked on her door. And though, with her ever-growing brood and her money pit of a...
Topics: Ranchers, Widows, Musicians, FICTION, Musicians, Ranchers, Widows
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by Kleven, Elisa
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Stanley, who is very clumsy, accidentally smashes Mouse's house, then promises to try to make a new one
Topics: Dwellings, Clumsiness in children, Elephants, Mice, Clumsiness, Clumsiness, Mice, Clumsiness in...
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by Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
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Tawawa House in many respects is like any other American resort before the Civil War. Situated in Ohio, this idyllic retreat is particularly nice in the summer when the Southern humidity is too much to bear. The main building, with its luxurious finishes, is loftier than the white cottages that flank it,but then again, the smaller structures are better positioned to catch any breeze that may come off the pond. And they provide more privacy, which best suits the needs of the Southern white men...
Topics: Women slaves, Resorts, Fugitive slaves
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Originally released as hardback in 2008
Topics: O'Brien, Stacey, O'Brien, Stacey, O'Brien, Stacey, Barn owl, Barn owl, Human-animal relationships,...
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Topics: Monsters, Mythology, Greek, Monsters, Mythology, Greek
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by Paula Marantz Cohen
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Topics: Mystery, Historical mystery novels, Serial murder investigation, Fiction
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, Dating (Social customs), Couples
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by Cathy Greenberg
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Topics: Working mothers -- Psychology, Working mothers -- Attitudes, Work and family, Happiness
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by Keiko Kasza
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Topics: Worry -- Fiction., Picnicking -- Fiction., Raccoon -- Fiction., Ducks -- Fiction.
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by Cheryl Saban
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Topic: Self-esteem in women
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by Oona Gaarder-Juntti
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Topics: Prairie animals -- Juvenile literature, Prairie ecology -- Juvenile literature
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"An Obsidian mystery."
Topics: Bishops, Nobility, Murder
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by Kelly, Kevin, 1952-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Technology, Technology and civilization
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Cancer
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by Pam Allyn
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Topics: Reading (Early childhood), Reading -- Parent participation, Children -- Books and reading, Oral...
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by Boesky, Amy
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Seize the day -- What we knew -- Emily -- Ninth month -- Birthday -- Help -- First Christmas -- Going back -- The interview -- The house with the green shag carpet -- Self-exam -- Turning over -- Calendars -- F-u -- What we always did -- Help -- Words for things -- Birthday -- Drawbridge -- Going back -- The moon ring -- Safe as houses -- Words for things -- What we know (now)
Topics: Boesky, Amy, Cancer, Genetic screening
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by Ford, Michael Thomas
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Topics: Family secrets, Gay men
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by Brown, Laurie, 1952-
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When a modern woman goes back to Jane Austen's time, she needs to know how to tell a villain from a rake. Otherwise, she could fall into a most shocking scandal
Topics: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817, Women costume designers, Americans, Haunted places, Time travel,...
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Author McGraw reclaims what it means to be, act, and feel young, showing women how to live a vibrant life of meaning and satisfaction at any age
Topics: Middle-aged persons, Physical fitness for middle-aged persons, Beauty, Personal
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by Rotner, Shelley; Carlin, Deborah, 1958-
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"A Neal Porter book."
Topics: Love, Love, Love
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by Anne F. Rockwell
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Topics: Gasoline -- Juvenile literature, Fossil fuels -- Juvenile literature, Carbon dioxide -- Juvenile...
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by Foster, Amy Susan
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In the picturesque Pacific coast town of Avening, it's hard not to believe in magic. This is a town where the shoes in the window always fit, where you can buy a love potion at the corner shop, and where local lore seamlessly mixes with the supernatural. And then there's Autumn, Avening's most beloved resident, shopkeeper, and guardian of the Jaen sisterhood. When she receives word she's been promoted within the order, Autumn must undertake the task of selecting her own replacement. But who in...
Topic: Magic
Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-452) and index
Topics: Women, Women, Women
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by Uri Shulevitz
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction, Sailors -- Fiction, Imagination -- Fiction
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by Miller, Linda Lael; Ross, JoAnn
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Stories previously published between 2005 and 2007
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Short Stories -- Anthologies, Literature & Fiction -- Short Stories...
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by Kaplan, Sam; Bronstein, Phoebe; Riegert, Keith; Salazar, Miro; ebrary, Inc
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Electronic reproduction
Topics: Ninja, Wit and humor
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Morrison, Van, 1945-, Rock music, Rock music, Rock music
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by Bird, Larry
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Topics: Bird, Larry, -- 1956-, Johnson, Earvin, -- 1959-, Basketball players -- United States -- Biography,...
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by Matthew Davis
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by Danzy Senna
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Topics: Senna, Danzy, Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography
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by Karen Katz
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by Fox, Mem, 1946-; Horacek, Judy
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If you were a green sheep, where would you hide
Topics: Sheep, Stories in rhyme, Board books, Sheep, Stories in rhyme, Board books, Sheep, Stories in rhyme
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-366) and index
Topics: Tillman, Pat, 1976-2004, Afghan War (2001-), Football players, Soldiers, Afghan War, 2001-,...
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by Levien, David
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"A Detective Frank Behr novel"--Cover
Topics: Private investigators, Missing persons, Murder, Organized crime, Ex-police officers
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by Alt, Madelyn; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"A carnival has rolled into Stony Mill, and Maggie joins in the revelry but comes across a construction worker arguing intensely with a young woman. Later that day, the woman is found dead, and fingers point to the worker: Ty Bennett. Ty was part of the construction crew that unexpectedly unearthed a buried cellar--along with something supernatural--during the demolition of a local church. Now it's up to Maggie to uncover the dark spiritual energy leaking into their town before it spoils...
Topics: Murder, Witches, Carnivals, Paranormal fiction
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by Weingarten, Lynn
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Originally published in hardcover in 2009
Topics: Missing persons, Sisters, Teenage girls, Missing persons, Sisters, Teenage girls, Missing persons,...
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by Tillman, Nancy
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"This special edition was printed for Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. (for distribution on behalf of Kohl's Cares, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary) by Feiwel and Friends"--Colophon
Topics: Love stories, Parent and child
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by Moriarty, Laura, 1970-
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Engrossed in a new relationship to the point that her studies begin to suffer, college junior Veronica is devastated when a plea for help goes unheeded, but a surprising request from her mother teaches her about family, love, and independence
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Divorce, Women college students
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by Coulter, Catherine
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Topics: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character), Sherlock,...
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by Toni Blake
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by Deborah Cooke
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by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Topic: Terrorism -- Prevention -- Fiction
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by Lisa Patton
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Topics: Women -- Southern States -- Fiction, Hotelkeepers -- Fiction, Bed and breakfast accommodations --...
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by Novak, Brenda; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"A dangerous cult has recently taken over the desert ghost town of Paradise, Arizona. Members worship at the feet--and in the bed--of its charismatic leader, Ethan Wycliff, and obey his orders blindly. They've already tried to murder one woman and they're implicated in the disappearance of another. Nate Ferrentino, who works for private security contractor Department 6, has been assigned to infiltrate this group. It's a challenge he welcomes--until he learns that colleague Rachel Jessop...
Topics: Cults, Undercover operations, Man-woman relationships
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by Harrison, Kim
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Witch detective Rachel Morgan attempts to solve the mysterious death of her boyfriend by an emotion-sucking banshee. To exact her revenge on the killer, she brings in her PI partners--Ivy, a bisexual vampire, and Jenks, a pixie in existential crisis--along with empathic psychiatrist Ford and the banshee victim's father, Federal Inderland Bureau captain Edden
Topics: Morgan, Rachel (Fictitious characer), Women bounty hunters, Witches, Vampires
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by Michaels, Fern
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"Fern"--Cover
Topics: Horse stealing, Man-woman relationships, Quests (Expeditions), Revenge, Horse stealing, Man-woman...
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by Dallas, Sandra
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Topics: Avalanches, Parent and child
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by Jackson, Neta
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Topics: Christian women, Shelters for the homeless
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by Shayne, Maggie; Shayne, Maggie. Two hearts; Pappano, Marilyn. Little bit dangerous
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"Men in uniform"--Cover
Topics: Heiresses, Undercover operations, Heiresses, Undercover operations