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by Aciman, André
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Topics: Teenage boys, Gay teenagers, Authors
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by Byrne, Rhonda
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The secret revealed -- The secret made simple -- How to use the secret -- Powerful processes -- The secret to money -- The secret to relationships -- The secret to health -- The secret to the world -- The secret to you -- The secret to life
Topic: New Thought
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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 Mikos, Ken; Smith, Cheri; Lentz, Ella Mae
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DVDs contain no audio
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Topics: American Sign Language, American Sign Language
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by Madeline Miller
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Topics: Trojan War, Greeks, Fiction, Achilles (Greek mythology), History
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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 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 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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by Neil Strauss
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by Isaacson, Walter
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"FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and...
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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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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xi, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Artificial intelligence -- Economic aspects -- China, Artificial intelligence -- Economic aspects...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-544) and index
Topics: Gandhi, Indira, 1917-1984, Gandhi, Indira, Prime ministers, Biographie
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by Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
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Topics: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961, Authors, American
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by James, E. L
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Originally published: Australia : Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Dominance (Psychology), Man-woman relationships, FICTION / Contemporary...
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by Bâ, Mariama
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This novel is in the form of a letter, written by the widowed Ramatoulaye and describing her struggle for survival. It is the winner of the Noma Award
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Topics: Women, Teachers, Women teachers, Bigamy, Nouvelles africaines de langue française
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by Nicholas Sparks
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Topics: Oral reading -- Fiction, Older people -- Fiction, North Carolina -- Fiction
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by Jeanette Winterson
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Topics: Teenage girls -- Fiction, Lesbians -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Abrahams, Peter, 1919-
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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...
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by Ellen DeGeneres
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Topics: Television personalities, Comedians, Biography
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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...
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Topics: Literature & Fiction -- Literary, Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Fantasy -- Magic &...
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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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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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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 Edwidge Danticat
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Topics: Haitian Americans -- Fiction, Americans -- Haiti -- Fiction, Women -- New York (State) -- Fiction,...
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Includes collections from Out of Boneville, The Great Cow Race, Eyes of the Storm, The Dragonslayer, Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border, Old Man's Cave, Ghost Circles, Treasure Hunters, Crown of Horns
Topic: Comic books, strips, etc
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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Watershed moment -- The janitor's father -- Living in the past -- Sadie and the general -- 11/22/63 -- The green card man
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by James Baldwin
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Topic: Reading Level-Adult
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by Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959
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"Originally published as The Raymond Chandler omnibus"--T.p. verso
Topics: Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character), Detective and mystery stories, American
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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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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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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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by Pynchon, Thomas, b. 1947
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760 p. 23 cm
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction, Americans -- Europe -- Fiction, Rockets (Ordnance) -- Fiction,...
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by James, E. L
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Originally published: Australia : The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Topic: Sexual dominance and submission
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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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by Buchanan, Bob B; Gruissem, Wilhelm; Jones, Russell L
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 1319-1341)
Topics: Botanical chemistry, Plant molecular biology
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by Thomas Scanlon
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Topics: Right and wrong, Judgment (Ethics)
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by Strauss, Neil; Mötley Crüe (Musical group); Mick Mars; Nikki Sixx; Neil Strauss
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Tommy Lee ; Mick Mars ; Vince Neil ; Nikki Sixx
Topics: Biography: film, television & music, Rock & pop, Rock musicians, Composers & Musicians...
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by Martin, George R. R
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"A Bantam Spectra book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Seven Kingdoms (Imaginary place), Fantasy fiction
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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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by Fox, Paula
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First published in 1970 to great acclaim, this novel stands as one of the most dazzling and rigorous examples of the storyteller's craft in postwar American literature--a novel that, according to Irving Howe, ranks with "Billy Budd" and "The Great Gatsby"
Topics: City and town life, Married women, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-229) and index
Topic: Motivation (Psychology)
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by Keith L. Moore
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Topics: Human anatomy., Anatomy, Pathological., Anatomy.
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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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by Carnegie, Dale, 1888-1955
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Success, Achievement
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by Haldeman, Joe W
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Topics: Space warfare, Space and time, Aging
Source: binns
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by Card, Orson Scott
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Sequel: Ender's Shadow
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Higashino, Keigo, 1958-; Smith, Alexander O
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Topic: Fiction
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"Year 3"--Spine
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Lumet, Sidney. aut
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Topic: film
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by Brandon Sanderson
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Topics: Blessing and cursing -- Fiction., City and town life -- Fiction., Princesses -- Fiction., Princes...
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by Edson, Margaret, 1961-
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"In this play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. At the start of Wit, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliantly difficult Holy Sonnets of the metaphysical poet John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to her illness is not unlike her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing and intensely rational. But...
Topics: Cancer in women, Women college teachers, English teachers, Ovarian Neoplasms, Faculty, Drama,...
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by Urrea, Luis Alberto
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Includes index
Topics: Human smuggling, Illegal aliens
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Translation of Ursprungsgeschichte des Bewusstseins
Topics: Consciousness, Personality
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by Lowry, Lois
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Lowry's unforgettable tale introduces 12-year-old Jonas, who is singled out by the Community to be trained by The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of true pain and pleasure. Now it's time for Jonas to receiver the truth
Topic: Science fiction
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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 George R. R. Martin
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by David Malouf
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Topics: Achilles (Greek mythology) -- Fiction, Priam (Greek mythology) -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) --...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 713-715) and index
Topics: Mechanics, Mechanics
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by Deborah E. Harkness
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-262) and index
Topics: Decision making, Intuition, Decision Making, Intuition, Besluitvorming, Intuïtie, Intuition,...
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by Suzanne Collins
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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by Hosseini, Khaled
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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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by Charles Duhigg
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Vincent Bugliosi
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Topics: Manson, Charles, 1934-, Murder -- California -- Case studies
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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
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Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru boken
Topic: Japanese fiction
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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...
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by John J. Ratey
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Topics: Exercise, General, Health & Fitness / Exercise, Health & Fitness, Consumer Health, Mind and...
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by Murakami Haruki
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Topics: Literary, Fiction, Fiction - General, Fiction / Literary, Historical - General
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by James, E. L
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Originally published: Australia : Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-; Backus, Megan; Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964- Munraito shado. English
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Translation of: Kitchin
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A hit play on Broadway, this suspense thriller combines fiendish cleverness with deft entertainment in shock afteredge-of-the-seat shock
Topic: Two-act plays
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by Goodkind, Terry
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"A Tor book"--T.p. verso
Topic: Wizards