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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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Topics: Women -- Religious aspects -- Christianity, Self-perception -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,...
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 The Writers of Wise Bread
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-335) and index
Topic: Finance, Personal
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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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Starting from the first night of his debut world tour, Justin Bieber invites you to follow him on his rollercoaster ride to super stardom
Topics: Bieber, Justin, 1994-, Bieber, Justin, 1994-, Singers, Singers
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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 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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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 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
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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 Traviss, Karen, author
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"The Jedi have been decimated in the Great Purge, and the Republic has fallen. Now the former Republic Commandos--the galaxy's finest special forces troops, cloned from Jango Fett--find themselves on opposing sides and in very different armor. Some have deserted and fled to Mandalone with the mercenaries, renegade clone troopers, and rogue Jedi who make up Kal Skirata's ragtag resistance to Imperial occupation. Others--including men from Delta and Omega squads--now serve as Imperial...
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Movie Tie-Ins, Science Fiction & Fantasy --...
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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 Cathy Gillen Thacker
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by Pade, Victoria
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Includes an excerpt from Rebecca Winters' The Chief Ranger on p. [215]-217
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Pregnant women
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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 Gerstein, Mordicai
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Topics: Children's literature, Plots (Drama, novel, etc.), Characters and characteristics in literature,...
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by Ashley, Diane; McCarver, Aaron
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Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Morren, Ruth Axtell; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Includes questions for discussion
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-255) and index
Topics: Organized crime, Murder, Political corruption
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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 Saperstein, David; Rush, James J
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Twelve-year-old Katie Williams has the gift of second sight, passed down from her great-grandmother. So far her visions have helped her avert tragedy, and brought her beloved, long-lost uncle Charlie back to the family, but can they help keep him there?
Topic: Precognition
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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 Julia London
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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 Minton, Brenda; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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by Thomas, Marin
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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 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 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 Tronstad, Janet
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Wedding planner Lizabett McDonald, the maid of honor in the wedding of her first client and friend Marilee, secretly hopes her efforts to grow personally and spiritually, as well as a beauty makeover, will cause best man Rick Keifer to see her as more than his best friend's sister
Topics: Knitters (Persons), Female friendship, Weddings, Cancer
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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 Grey, Amelia
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The Duke of Blakewell realizes he'd etter marry off his new ward before he gives in to temptation, but Henrietta, believing she carries a curse that killed her previous guardians, just wants her independence. In a moment of passion, they become scandalously entwined, and suddenly he must tkae her curse seriously and she must save the one man she could love
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Nobility, Man-woman relationships, Nobility
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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 Davids, Patricia
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Includes discussion questions
Topics: Thanksgiving Day, Man-woman relationships
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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 Barron, Stephanie
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Irish barrister Patrick Fitzgerald has been summoned by the Queen, a woman in the grip of fear. Her beloved husband, Prince Albert, lies dying. When the royal coach is violently overturned, nearly killing him and his brilliant young ward, Dr. Georgiana Armistead, niece of the late Dr. Snow, a famed physician who'd attended none other than Her Majesty, he suspects they each may carry within their past hidden clues to a devastating royal secret.--From publisher description
Topics: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901, Windsor Castle
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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 Chapman, Janet
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"Camry MacKeage has absolutely no intention of telling her parents that she left her job as a NASA physicist for the small-town life of a dog-sitter--which is why she's spending the holidays alone in coastal Maine with her furry friends Tigger and Max. Unfortunately, her irresistibly handsome rival, scientist Luke Pascal, accidentally spilled the beans. Now he's on a mission from her mother to tempt Camry home for the family's annual winter solstice celebration. But Luke is hiding his own...
Topics: Small cities, Man-woman relationships, Christmas stories, Love stories, Man-woman relationships,...
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by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
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Topics: Fiction, Clans, History, Love stories
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by Alexander, Carrie
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Includes an excerpt from: Billionaire prince, pregnant mistress, by Sandra Marton (p. [247]-249)
Topics: Resorts, Vacations, Deserts, Home exchanging
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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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by Ferrarella, Marie
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Topics: Police, Families, Christmas stories
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by Joy Nash
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by Barton, Janet Lee
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by Thomas Buergenthal
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Topics: Buergenthal, Thomas -- Childhood and youth, Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Jewish children in the...
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by Shay, Kathryn
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Topic: Amnesia
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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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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 Thacker, Cathy Gillen
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Topics: Single fathers, Christmas stories
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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 Southwick, Teresa
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Libby Bradford spent her life nurturing children as a nanny so when her best friend's daughter was unexpectedly orphaned, Libby lost no time in opening her heart to Morgan. She never expected to feel sparks for Morgan's guardian, real estate billionaire Jess Donnelly. It is Libby and Morgan's job to show the reluctant dad how to open himself to love
Topics: Billionaires, Orphans, Nannies, Christmas stories
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by Bettye Griffin
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Topics: Divorced women -- Fiction, African American women -- Fiction
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by Andrews, Beth
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Topics: Single mothers, Ex-convicts
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by National Priorities Project ; written by Mattea Kramer ... [et al.] ; foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich ; afterword by Josh Silver.
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Topics: Government spending policy, Budget deficits, Fiscal policy, Budget
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by Dalby, Rob
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Topics: Weddings, City and town life
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by Balogh, Mary
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Originally published: New York : Signet, 1993
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Topics: Prostitutes, Mistresses, Bachelors, Aristocracy (Social class), Manners and customs, Prostitution,...
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by Jump, Shirley, 1968-
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includes excerpt (p. [183]-186) from At home in Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller
Topics: Small cities, Resort development, Man-woman relationships, Nobility, Secrecy
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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