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by Achebe, Chinua
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ...Uniquely ...African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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favorite 16
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"Year 4"--Spine
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index
Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Jung, C. G. (Carl...
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Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales -- United States, Ghosts -- Folklore, Horror stories, Folklore --...
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by David J. Griffiths
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favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Electrodynamics.
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup
Topics: Teenage girls, Children of the rich, Brothers and sisters, Fathers and daughters, Religious...
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by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the...
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Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
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by Tartt, Donna
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Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, College students, Classicists, Murder, College stories, Papen,...
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by Robin Norwood
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Topics: Relationship addiction -- Treatment., Group psychotherapy., Women -- Mental health., Love.
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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by William D. Thornbury
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Topic: Geomorphology.
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by Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940-; Jones, Loretta
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Includes index
Topics: Chemistry, Chemie, Química, Einführung, Chemie, Einführung
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by Margaret Atwood
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Cooper, Geoffrey M
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 648-650) and index
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Topics: Cellular biology, Molecular biology, Microchemistry, Science, Science/Mathematics, General, Life...
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by Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
Topic: Fantasy
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by Raymond A. Moody
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Topics: Future life -- Case studies, Death -- Case studies
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Bibliography: p. 671-692
Topics: Motion pictures, Filmkunst, Cinéma, Motion pictures, Film
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by Jeanette Winterson
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Topics: Teenage girls -- Fiction, Lesbians -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Ryan, Pam Muñoz
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Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Gardner, Eldon J. (Eldon John), 1909-1989; Snustad, D. Peter, joint author
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Genetics, Génétique, Genetica, Genetics
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary
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Sequel to: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban
Topics: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place), Wizards, Magic, Schools
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by Jeff Kinney
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Topics: Humorous stories, Middle schools, Diaries, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories, Family life,...
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by Bennis, Warren G
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Originally published: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1989. With a new introduction
Topics: Leadership, Leadership
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by Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; Gilbert, Stuart, tr
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Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran
Topics: Plague, Plague
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Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Boarding schools, Schools, Death
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by Magona, Sindiwe
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An American girl is murdered by blacks in 1993 South Africa while preparing them for democracy. The novel is in the form of a letter to the girl's mother, from the mother of one of the killers, describing the way apartheid brutalized her son. A first novel based on real events by a black South African writer
Topics: Modern fiction, Fiction, Fiction - General, General, Fiction / General, Biehl, Amy, Americans,...
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cloth, 424 p.
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Topics: Popular Music, Punk, Oral HIstory, Interviews, New York City, USA, America, United States, Lower...
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by Kevin Shillington
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Topic: Africa -- History
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by Achebe, Chinua; Innes, Catherine Lynette
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A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Topics: Short stories, African (English), Short stories, African, Manners and customs, Short stories,...
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 6"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
Internet Archive Books
by Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan, 1923- . dn
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Includes bibliographies and indexes
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Theology, Doctrinal
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by Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
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In the Third Age, an age of prophecy when the world and time themselves hang in the balance, the Dark One, imprisoned by the Creator, is stirring in Shayol Ghul
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Topics: Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character), Fiction, Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy - General, Fiction /...
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by James Baldwin
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Topic: Reading Level-Adult
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"Greg struggles to stay on Santa's 'nice' list while snowed in with the rest of the Heffley family in the days leading up to Christmas"--
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Topics: Blizzards, Diary fiction, Families, Humorous stories, Middle schools, Schools, Diaries, Behavior,...
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by Auel, Jean M
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ayla (Fictitious character), Glacial epoch
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by Santiago, Esmeralda; Santiago, Esmeralda. Almost a woman
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Continued by: Almost a woman
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Oliver, Mary, 1935-
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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by Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Book Award (American Library Association), 1999
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941, Women, Man-woman relationships, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction
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by Adiga, Aravind
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Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life--having nothing but his own wits to help him along
Topics: Chauffeurs, Poor, Ambition, Businesspeople
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Includes index
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Topics: Sex Pistols (Musical group), Sex Pistols (Musical group), Sex Pistols, Punk rock musicians, Punk...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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Includes index
Topics: Statistics, Statistique, Statistique, Statistique, Méthode graphique, Statistics as Topic, Data...
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by Toni Morrison
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Jean Rhys
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favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: British -- West Indies -- Fiction, West Indies -- Fiction
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Civilisation grecque, Civilización griega, Griekse oudheid, Cultuur, Invloed, Geschiedbeschouwing,...
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by Keith L. Moore
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Topics: Human anatomy., Anatomy, Pathological., Anatomy.
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by Cullen, David, 1961-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-403) and index
Topics: Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.), Littleton (Colo.), Columbine High School Massacre,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322) and indexes
Topics: Materia medica, Vegetable, Medicinal plants, Herbs
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by Mahan, L. Kathleen; Escott-Stump, Sylvia
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Diet Therapy, Food, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Diétothérapie, Nutrition, Aliments,...
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Step-by-step instructions for drawing people and animals using a minimum of line and circle combinations
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Topics: Drawing, Orange (Color) in art, Drawing
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by Grossman, Lev
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As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. After graduating from college and being admitted into a highly exclusive, secret society of magic in upstate New York, he makes a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. But the land of Quentin's fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined for his childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Literary, Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Fantasy -- Magic &...
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by Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-
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Originally published: Novato, Calif. : Presidio Press, 1981
Topics: Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-, United States. Marine Corps. Regiment, 5th. Battalion,...
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"Several of these pieces have appeared, in slightly different form, in the New Yorker and Slate"--T.p. verso
Topics: Gawande, Atul, Surgeons, Surgery, Chirurg, General Surgery, Medical Errors
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11,...
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Reprint. Previously published: A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994. 1st Touchstone ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999
Topics: Nash, John F., 1928-, Mathematicians, Mentally ill, Schizophrenics, Schizophrenia, Mathematics
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by Toni Morrison
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by Duby, Georges; Duby, Georges; Ariès, Philippe, 1914-1984
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by Guterson, David
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar...
Topics: Japanese Americans, Trials (Murder), Journalists
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky
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Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
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by Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-
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Topics: Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Psychiatric hospital patients, Commitment of...
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by Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Resemblance (Philosophy), Reality, Massamedia, Cultuur, Moderniteit, Ressemblance (philosophie),...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-381) and index
Topics: Object-oriented programming (Computer science), Computer software, Software patterns, Computacao...
Source: binns
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Topics: High school students -- Social conditions -- Juvenile fiction, Epistolary fiction, Diary fiction,...
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by Patricia Mccormick
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Topics: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse, Social Issues - General, General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books...
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Sequel: Yo!
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
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Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
Topics: Einwanderer, Ragtime
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by Hitchens, Christopher
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"In the book that he quite possibly was born to write, provocateur and bestselling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person pitched at an angle of passionate disagreement against the lazy consensus than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways?" "This book explores the entire range of "contrary...
Topics: Conformity, Dissenters, Radicalism, Maatschappijkritiek, Dissenters