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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 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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by Macomber, Debbie
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While working in the toy department of a family-run department store in New York City, Mrs. Miracle seizes the opportunity to connect Holly, who is searching for the perfect robot for her nephew, with Jake, the store owner's son
Topics: Women sales personnel, Department stores, Families of military personnel, Angels, Christmas...
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by Service, Pamela F; Gorman, Mike, ill
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Young alien agent Zack, surly Galactic Patrol Cadet Vraj, and shy human camper Opal team up to find some Duthwi eggs before they hatch and cause a planetwide disaster, while the Gnairt who were smuggling the eggs try to retrieve them
Topics: Extraterrestrial beings, Camps, Smuggling, Science fiction, Humorous stories, Extraterrestrial...
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by Lewis Maltby
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by Kathryn R. Wall
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by Gail Konop Baker
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by Hall, Parnell
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"A Stanley Hastings mystery"--Jacket
Topics: Hastings, Stanley (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Hastings, Stanley (Fictitious...
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by Campbell, Anna
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"Returning home to Cornwall after an unspeakable tragedy, Sir Gideon Trevithick comes upon a defiant beauty in danger and vows to protect her whatever the cost. He's dismayed to discover that she's none other than Lady Charis Weston, England's wealthiest heiress--and that the only way to save her from the violent stepbrothers determined to steal her fortune is to wed her himself! Now Gideon must hide the dark secrets of his life from the bride he desires more with every heartbeat. Charis...
Topics: Heiresses, Man-woman relationships, Heiresses, Man-woman relationships
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by Tanenbaum, Robert
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When a rising starlet from Spanish Harlem dies from a gunshot wound in the fashionable downtown penthouse of an eccentric and famous Broadway producer, New York District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp and his hard-charging, crime-fighting wife, Marlene Ciampi, smell drama. Meanwhile, a shadowy international power group called the Sons of Man kidnaps Karp's daughter, Lucy, as she attempts to thwart the latest terrorist threat against New York City. Karp races to decode a baffling series...
Topics: Karp, Butch (Fictitious character), Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character), Public prosecutors
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by Fluke, Joanne, 1943-
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Originally published: 2008
Topics: Swensen, Hannah (Fictitious character), Women private investigators
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by Sagara, Michelle, 1963-
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"A member of the elite Hawk force that protects the City of Elantra, Kaylin Neya has sacrificed much to earn the respect of the winged Aerians and immortal Barrani she works alongside. But the mean streets she escaped as a child aren't the ones she's vowed to give her life guarding. Those were much darker ... Kaylin's moved on with her life--and is keeping silent about the shameful things she's done to stay alive. But when the city's oracles warn of brewing unrest in the outer fiefdoms, a...
Topics: Magic, Soldiers, Secrecy, Magic, Secrecy, Soldiers
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by Brown, Rita Mae; Gellatly, Michael
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Using animal cunning and human canniness, Harry Harristeen and her menagerie of mystery solvers must sniff out the answers behind the disappearance of alumni association board member Mariah D'Angelo. Mariah's car is on campus, and Tucker has found human blood near the school's stables
Topics: Haristeen, Harry (Fictitious character), Murphy, Mrs. (Fictitious character), Women detectives,...
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by Murphy, Shirley Rousseau
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Joe Grey is carrying a gift of mice to a litter of local kittens when he stumbles upon a murder scene that lacks its most vital ingredient--a victim. As feline detectives Joe, Dulcie, and Kit search for clues, they find that more than murder is afoot in the neighborhood
Topics: Grey, Joe (Fictitious character), Cats
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by Benson, Amber, 1977-
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"A Calliope Reaper-Jones novel"--Cover
Topics: Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Fantasy -- Contemporary, Reaper-Jones, Calliope (Fictitious...
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by Strober, Debora (Debora Strober)
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Title from eBook information screen
Topics: Current Events, Finance, Nonfiction
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by Valent, Jennifer Erin
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"It's been two years since Jessilyn Lassiter last looked evil in the eye, but she knew better than to think it was gone for good. At nearly nineteen, Jessilyn is more in love with Luke Talley than ever, and he is finally beginning to care for her in the way she always dreamed he would. But their romance is interrupted when Tal Pritchett--a young black doctor--comes to Calloway, stealing the heart of Jessilyn's best friend, Gemma, and stirring up the racial prejudice that has been simmering...
Topic: Race relations
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by Stewart, Sean, 1965-; Weisman, Jordan; Brigg, Cathy
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Cathy, who is now living in St. Louis, Missouri, is searching for answers to her father's death from an apparent heart attack. She learns from a fortune teller that her father was murdered, and at the same time she must join Emma, Pete, Victor, and Jun to defeat the evil Liu if they are to have a chance to live a peaceful life
Topics: Adventure stories, Immortality, Fortune-tellers, Immortality, Interpersonal relations, Chinese...
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by Webb, Holly
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Topics: Uncles, Pet shops, Magic, Uncles, Pet shops, Magic, Magic, Pet shops, Uncles
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by Phillips, Peter, 1947-; Huff, Mickey; Jamail, Dahr; Bendib, Khalil; Project Censored (U.S.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: History, Modern, Reportage literature, American, Censorship, Journalism, Television broadcasting of...
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by Jeff Struecker
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Topics: Undercover operations -- Fiction, Spy stories, Adventure stories, Christian fiction
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
Topics: Berrett Koehler, business, Change (Psychology), Self-talk
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by Butcher, Jim, 1971-
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"A ROC book."
Topics: Dresden, Harry (Fictitious character), Wizards
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by Barrett, Lorna; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"Berkley Prime Crime mystery"--Spine
Topics: Mystery & Thrillers -- Mystery -- Women Sleuths, Miles, Tricia (Fictitious character), Women...
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by Fielding, Joy
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The story of an ambitious journalist whose foray into the mind of a killer puts her own family in jeopardy
Topics: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers -- Authors, A-Z -- ( F ) -- Fielding, Joy,...
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by Sherwood, Ben
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"Originally published as 'The death and life of Charlie St. Cloud.'"
Topics: Cemetery managers, Brothers, Missing persons, Cemeteries
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"First edition: October 2009. First international edition: October 2009"--T.p. verso
Topics: Cliques (Sociology), Friendship, Middle school students, Cliques (Sociology), Friendship, Middle...
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by Alex O'Meara
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by Johansen, Iris
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Topics: Duncan, Eve (Fictitious character), Facial reconstruction (Anthropology), Kidnapping, Women...
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by Gupta, Sanjay
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Ice doctors -- A heart-stopping moment -- Suspend disbelief -- Beyond death -- What lies beneath -- Cheating death in the womb -- What is a miracle? -- Another day
Topics: Resuscitation, Death, Apparent
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by Will Weaver
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Topics: Stock car racing -- Fiction, Automobile racing -- Fiction, Cheating -- Fiction, Middle West --...
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Tad Friend's family is nothing if not illustrious: his father was president of Swarthmore College, and at Smith his mother came in second to Sylvia Plath in a poetry contest judged by W. H. Auden. For centuries, WASPs like his ancestors dominated American life. But then, in the '60s, their fortunes began to fall. As a young man, Friend noticed that his family tree, for all its glories, was full of alcoholics, depressives, and reckless eccentrics. Yet his identity had already been shaped by the...
Topics: Friend, Tad, Friend, Tad, WASPs (Persons), Journalists, Upper class, Social classes, Social status
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by Handler, Chelsea
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In this new collection of original essays, the #1 bestselling author of "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" delivers one laugh-out-loud moment after another as she sets her sights on the ridiculous side of childhood, adulthood, and daughterhood
Topics: Women, American wit and humor, Man-woman relationships, American wit and humor, Man-woman...
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by Miles, Ellen
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"This edition is available for distribution only through the school market"--Page 4 of cover
Topics: Puppies, Dog rescue, Dog adoption, Chihuahua (Dog breed), Brothers and sisters, Brothers and...
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by Sattler, Jennifer Gordon
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Chick leaves the boring coop in order to find his hero, Wonder Pug, and a little bit of excitement
Topics: Roosters, Adventure stories, Pug, Dogs, Roosters, Adventure and adventurers, Pug, Dogs, Adventure...
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by Tammi Sauer
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Topics: Talent shows -- Fiction, Ability -- Fiction, Chickens -- Fiction, Domestic animals -- Fiction,...
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by Ed Emberley
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Topic: Folklore.
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Cancer in children, Neoplasms, Adolescent, Child, Infant
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by DK Publishing
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Introduces children to music history, profiling the musical instruments, styles, and traditions of cultures around the world
Topics: World music, Music, World music, Music, Music, Music, World music
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by Aimee E. Raupp
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Topic: Women -- Health and hygiene -- Popular works
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by Kelly, Margaret; Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc
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Includes index
Topic: Travel
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by Adeline Yen Mah
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Topic: China -- History -- Juvenile literature
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Topics: Lampanelli, Lisa, Women comedians
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by Stein, Jeanne C
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"An Anna Strong, vampire novel"--Cover
Topics: Strong, Anna (Fictitious character), Vampires
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by Anthony Bourke
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Topic: Lions -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
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by Hinton, J. Lynne
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With the holiday season drawing near, the ladies of Hope Springs, North Carolina, are making plans for a cake cookbook. Margaret, whose cancer has returned, is longing to visit her mother's Texas hometown, so impulsive Beatrice gathers up the friends to make the journey... by van..
Topics: Female friendship, Church membership, Cookery
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by Macomber, Debbie; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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First, drop in at 5-B Poppy Lane, where you'll get a chance to visit with Helen Shelton, her granddaughter Ruth and Ruth's husband, Paul. They'll offer you a cup of mulled cider and the story of how they met--and they'll share Helen's breathtaking adventures during the Second World War. Then drive out to Grace and Cliff Harding's place. They have a small horse ranch not far from Cedar Cove. Mary Jo Wyse and her little girl, Noelle, will be there, too. Join them in reliving their memories of the...
Topics: Cedar Cove (Wash. : Imaginary place), Pregnant women, Childbirth, Small cities, World War, 1939-1945
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by Jason F. Wright
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Topic: Church charities -- Fiction
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by Lethem, Jonathan
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A searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires and lies. Chase lives off residuals earned as a child star, living a life of cloistered ease, until a pop critic with a conspiratorial counter cultural savvy forces him to confront the answer to several mysteries tightly intertwined within the tragic fabric of the city itself
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Literary, Celebrities, Critics
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by Flora Jessop; Paul T. Brown
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Topics: Jessop, Flora, -- 1969-, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints -- Controversial literature,...
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by Gina Buonaguro
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Topics: Married women -- Italy -- Fiction, Americans -- Italy -- Fiction, Italy -- History -- Allied...
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by Mizer, Lindsay; Talbot, Jim. ill
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With the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends the royal ball and captures the prince's heart
Topics: Cinderella (Legendary character), Cinderella (Tale), Fairy tales, Fairy tales, Folklore, Spanish...
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by Dillon, Patrick
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by Brandon, John (John Owen)
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"There shouldn't be a Citrus County. Teenage romance should be difficult, but not this difficult. Boys like Toby should cause trouble but not this much. The moon should glow gently over children safe in their beds. Uncles in their rockers should be kind. Teachers should guide and inspire. Manatees should laze and palm trees sway and snakes keep to their shady spots under the azalea thickets. The air shouldn't smell like a swamp. The stars should twinkle. Shelby should be her own hero, the...
Topic: Junior high school students
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by Michael, Jan, 1947-
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Originally published: United Kingdom : Andersen Press, 2008
Topics: Orphans, Country life, Blacks, Orphans, Country life, Blacks
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Topics: White, Edmund, 1940-, Authors, American, Gay men, Gay culture, Nineteen sixties, Nineteen seventies
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by Lee B. Hopkins
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Topics: Cities and towns -- Juvenile poetry, City and town life -- Juvenile poetry, Children's poetry,...
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by Martin, William
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by Alfieri, Annamaria
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"A Thomas Dunne book for Minotaur Books"--T.p. verso
Topics: Nuns, Murder, Silver mines and mining
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by Levien, David
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Originally published: New York : Doubleday, c2008
Topics: Missing persons, Teenage boys, Parents, Private investigators, Ex-police officers, Missing persons,...
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by Benioff, David
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Originally published: New York : Viking, 2008
Topics: Siege of Saint Petersburg (Russia : 1941-1944), Grandparent and child, Reminiscing in old age,...
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by Caldwell, Bo
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"Will Kiehn is an 'ordinary man,' seemingly destined for life as a humble farmer in the Midwest, when, having felt a call from God, he moves to the vast North China Plain in 1906. There he is surprised by love and weds a strong and determined fellow missionary, Katherine, who is also a dedicated nurse. Early in their marriage Will and Katherine find themselves witnesses to the crumbling of a more than two-thousand-year old dynasty, which plunges the country into years of civil war. As they...
Topics: Missionaries, Americans
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by Joseph Delaney
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Topics: Apprentices -- Fiction, Supernatural -- Fiction, Greece -- Fiction
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by Von Ziegesar, Cecily
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Each year at Valentine's Day, the Waverly Academy Computer Society runs Perfect Match, an online personality survey that pairs up Waverly Owls with their supposed soul mates. Now the campus is overrun with peculiar pairings, odd couples, and mischief-makers hoping to play Cupid for a day
Topics: Private schools, Interpersonal relations, Dating (Social customs), Teenagers, Young adults, Private...
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by Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Bridges, Andrew; Sally Ride Science (Firm)
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"Sally Ride Science."
Topics: Air, Air quality management, Air pollution, Air, Air, Air quality management, Air, Air, Air quality...
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"A Joost Elffers production."
Topics: Hygiene, Hygiene products, Natural products
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by Diana Preston
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Topics: Cleopatra, -- Queen of Egypt, -- d. 30 B.C, Antonius, Marcus, -- 83?-30 B.C, Couples -- Egypt --...
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by Moran, Michelle
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Originally published: New York : Crown Publishers, 2009
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical, Cleopatra, Queen, consort of Juba II, King...
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by Brafman, Ori; Brafman, Rom
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-208) and index
Topics: Emotions, Friendship, Interpersonal relations
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by Timothy M. Kusky
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Topics: Climatic changes, Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects, Climatic zones
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by Venkatraman, Padma, author; Speak (Imprint), publisher
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Includes discussion questions and research and writing activities
Topics: Families, Prejudices, Sex role, Brain damage
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by Leachman, Cloris; Englund, George, 1926-
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Film and television actress tells her life story and career challenges while raising five children. She comments on her friends in both the entertainment industry and politics
Topics: Leachman, Cloris, Entertainers, Television personalities, Motion picture actors and actresses,...
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by Brooks Palmer
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Topics: House cleaning., Storage in the home., Orderliness.
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by Benson, Sara
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Previous ed.: published as by John A. Vlahides and Alex Hershey, 2007