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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 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 Sheldon, M.D. Lipshutz
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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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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 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
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Jones, Brian, 1942-1969, Hendrix, Jimi, Joplin, Janis, Morrison, Jim, 1943-1971, Cobain, Kurt,...
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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 Fornatale, Pete, 1945-2012; Corbett, Bernard; Fornatale, Peter Thomas, 1972-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-272)
Topics: Rolling Stones, Rolling Stones, Rock musicians, Rock groups
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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 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 Gerstein, Mordicai
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Topics: Children's literature, Plots (Drama, novel, etc.), Characters and characteristics in literature,...
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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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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 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 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 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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by Theroux, Paul
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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 Clare O'Donohue
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Topics: Quiltmakers -- Fiction, Quilting -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
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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 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...
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by Grodstein, Lauren
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After his best friend's daughter, Laura, sets her sights on his son, Alec, Pete Dizinoff sees his plans for a perfect son not just unraveling but being destroyed completely and sets out to derail the romance
Topics: Suburban life, Fathers and sons
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by Moore, Lorrie
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Topic: Large type books
Source: removedNEL
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by Treasure Hernandez
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Topics: African Americans, Street life, Fiction
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by Nikki Grimes
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by Mark Griffin
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by Feather, Jane; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Third part of the Cavendish Square trilogy, along with "A wicked gentlemen : Cornelia's story," "To wed a wicked prince : Livia's story." "A husband's wicked ways : Aurelia's story"--P. [2] of cover
Topics: Aristocracy (Social class), Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Roanoke Colony, Roanoke Island (N.C.) -- History
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by 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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by Enoch, Suzanne
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"Theresa Weller understands the rules of decorum, and is appalled when Colonel Bartholomew James disrupts a perfectly civilized dinner. This rude, insensitive man is the complete opposite of everything a gentleman should be--but with one searing kiss, Tess can think of no one else. . . . Aggravated beyond bearing by a man who speaks his mind, Tess wishes there was a guide to men like Bartholomew. Surely, with such an assortment of handsome, polite suitors to choose from, Tess should not...
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Lawton, John, 1949-
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A novel set before, during, and after World War II follows the loosely parallel lives of an Austrian cellist, Meret Voytek, whose orchestra becomes part of the Hitler Youth, and Hungarian physist Karel Szabo, who is recruited by the Americans to help build the atomic bomb
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Violoncellists, Physicists, Murder, World War, 1939-1945, Violoncellists,...
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by Joy Nash
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by Hamilton, Barbara, 1951-
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An Abigail Adams mystery
Topics: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818, Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818, Sons of Liberty, Sons of Liberty, Lawyers'...
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by Grey, Amelia
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Includes preview of the next book in the series: An earl to enchant (p. [344]-347)
Topics: Royal houses, Man-woman relationships, Manners and customs, Manners and customs, Royal houses
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by Kristin Walker
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Topics: High schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Dating (Social...
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by Mary Balogh
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by Forman, Vicki
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Topics: Forman, Vicki, Premature infants, Premature infants, Mothers
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Part I: Exposition -- Random scenes -- It's improv -- A million miles in a thousand years -- It's all about the story -- Your real life is boring -- Flesh and soul better -- My uncle's funeral and a wedding -- Going to see the guru -- The basic elements of a meaningful life -- How Jason saved his family -- Part II: A character -- Writing the world -- Imperfect is perfect -- The point of life is transformation -- Story application in leadership -- A character is what he does -- A character must...
Topics: Miller, Donald, 1971-, Christian biography, Autobiography
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by Phelps, Debbie, 1951-; Rivas, Mim Eichler
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A Mother for All Seasons is the heartfelt, intimate memoir of an everywoman -- single mom and an educator who raised three exceptional children, including the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps
Topics: Phelps, Debbie, 1951-, Phelps, Michael, 1985-, Phelps family, Motherhood, Mothers, School principals
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by Franklin, Ariana
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Series from jacket
Topics: Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189, Aguilar, Adelia (Fictitious character), Women physicians