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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 Orwell, George, 1903-1950
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"A Plume/Harcourt Brace book."
Topics: Totalitarianism -- Fiction., Man-woman relationships -- England -- Fiction., Totalitarianism
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 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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Title from cover
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
( 1 reviews )
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
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Ages 8-12
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Topics: Mason, Joseph, 1807-1883, Audubon, John James, 1785-1851, Mice, Human-animal relationships,...
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by Bettye Griffin
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Topics: Divorced women -- Fiction, African American women -- Fiction
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by Gallo, Lisa; Thomas, Laura (Laura Dianna), ill
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"Strawberry Shortcake"--Cover
Topics: Hiking, Picnics
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by Lescroart, John T
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Originally published: New York : Dutton, 2009
Topics: Hardy, Dismas (Fictitious character), Glitsky, Abe (Fictitious character), Hardy, Dismas (Fictional...
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Topics: Amish, Families, Life change events, Pregnant women, Childbirth
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by Bateman, Tracey Victoria
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"9 historical Christmas romances from America's great plains."
Topics: Christmas stories, American, Christian fiction, American, Christian fiction, American, Christmas...
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by Leon, Donna
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Maps on endpapers
Topics: Brunetti, Guido (Fictitious character), Police
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by Ellory, Roger Jon
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Originally published: London : Orion, 2007
Topics: Serial murders, Girls, Child sexual abuse, Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
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by Kerr, Philip
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"A Marian Wood book."
Topics: Gunther, Bernhard (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Undercover operations, Nazis, Girls
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by Lapierre, Dominique; Spink, Kathryn; Moro, Javier, 1955-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-262) and index
Topic: Apartheid
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Topics: Science, Discoveries in science, Juvenile literature, History
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by Goolrick, Robert, 1948-
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Topics: Marriage, Family secrets, Large type books
Source: removedNEL
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by Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-2013
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Amelia and Emerson follow an expedition searching for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem. Besides suspecting the leader of the expedition of inept excavation practices, they believe him to be secretly working for German intelligence
Topics: Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character), Women archaeologists, Peabody, Amelia, Emerson, Radcliffe,...
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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The passionate story of a maid of honor at Queen Victoria's court who is forced to wed the royal spy who seduced her--by mistake
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Romance -- Authors, A-Z -- ( L ) --...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-247) and index
Topics: Gould, Glenn, 1932-1982, Steinway piano
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by Rohde, David, 1967-; Mulvihill, Kristen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-352) and index
Topics: Rohde, David, 1967-, Mulvihill, Kristen, Taliban, Hostages, Journalists, Afghan War, 2001-
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Includes bibliographical references (page 128) and index
Topic: Christian saints
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by Authors mixed
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Topics: City and town life -- Fiction, African Americans -- Fiction, Kansas -- Fiction
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by Mary Balogh
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by Rosnay, Tatiana de, 1961-
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It's been thirty years since Antonie's and Melanie's mother died. But when a visit to the sea at Noirmoutier Island triggers painful memories of their haunting childhood--and Melanie lies in the hospital recovering from a near fatal accident--Antoine must confront his past and also his troubled relationships with his own children
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Family secrets
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by Walbert, Kate, 1961-
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Inspired by a suffragist ancestor who starved herself to promote the integration of Cambridge University, Evie refuses to marry and Dorothy defies a ban on photographing the bodies of her dead Iraq War soldier sons, a choice that embarrasses Dorothy's daughters
Topic: Women
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by Stead, Philip Christian; Stead, Erin E., ill
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"A Neal Porter book."
Topics: Zoo keepers, Zoo animals