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by Achebe, Chinua
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favorite 54
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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
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Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by Todd, Anna
texts
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favorite 48
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"Book One of the After series--the Internet sensation with millions of readers. Tessa didn't plan on meeting H. during her freshman year of college. But now that she has, her life will never be the same"--
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, FICTION, FICTION, Man-woman relationships
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
texts
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favorite 56
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June 16, 1985. That is when the horror began--the evil that started in a laboratory and took over America
Topics: Biological warfare, Biological warfare
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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favorite 28
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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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texts
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favorite 63
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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 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 Riordan, Rick
texts
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favorite 30
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Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or a cruel joke
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Topics: Mythology, Greek, Camps, Friendship, Fathers and sons, Poseidon (Greek deity), Hades (Greek deity),...
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by Margaret Atwood
texts
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favorite 46
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
texts
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favorite 13
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x, 1138 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Horror stories, Horror tales, Good and evil -- Fiction, Maine -- Fiction, Horror fiction
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by Hosseini, Khaled
texts
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favorite 40
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An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also...
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Topics: Male friendship, Social classes, Betrayal, Boys
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
texts
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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 King, Stephen, 1947-
texts
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favorite 19
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In 1985, six men and one woman are called back together to search for a creature of unspeakable evil that had stalked them as children
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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 Oliver, Mary, 1935-
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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by Thomas Scanlon
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favorite 20
comment 0
Topics: Right and wrong, Judgment (Ethics)
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by Riordan, Rick
texts
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When the goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, a group of her followers joins Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans
Topics: Mythology, Greek, Artemis (Greek deity), Animals, Mythical, Monsters, Titans (Mythology),...
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by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
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Jay Gatsby had once loved beautiful, spoiled Daisy Buchanan, then lost her to a rich boy. Now, mysteriously wealthy, he is ready to risk everything to woo her back. This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's...
Topics: Traffic accidents, First loves, Rich people, Mistresses, Revenge
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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favorite 13
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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 Lowry, Lois
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137 p. ; 22 cm
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Denmark -- Fiction,...
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by Doerr, Anthony, 1973- author
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"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her...
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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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 Nicholas Sparks
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Topics: Oral reading -- Fiction, Older people -- Fiction, North Carolina -- Fiction
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"A Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam Book"--t.p
Topics: Creative ability, Self-actualization (Psychology), Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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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 Gardner, Eldon J. (Eldon John), 1909-1989; Snustad, D. Peter, joint author
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favorite 14
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Genetics, Génétique, Genetica, Genetics
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by Cullen, David, 1961-
texts
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favorite 26
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-403) and index
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Topics: Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.), Littleton (Colo.), Columbine High School Massacre,...
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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 Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-
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Topics: Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Kaysen, Susanna, 1948-, Psychiatric hospital patients, Commitment of...
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by Ellen DeGeneres
texts
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Topics: Television personalities, Comedians, Biography
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by hooks, bell, 1952-
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"A visionary and accessible book, bell hooks's All About Love offers radical new ways to think about love. Here, hooks, one of our most acute social critics, takes the themes that put her on the map - the relationship between love and sexuality, and the interconnectedness between the public and the private - and challenges the prevailing notion that romantic love is more important than all other bonds." "All About Love is a blueprint for finding myriad types of love, which hold...
Topics: Love, Feminist ethics, Feminist ethics, Love
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texts
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comment 0
Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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by Hosseini, Khaled
texts
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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 Steven D. Levitt
texts
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Topics: Economics -- Psychological aspects, Economics -- Sociological aspects
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by Chevallier, Andrew
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 322) and indexes
Topics: Materia medica, Vegetable, Medicinal plants, Herbs
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by Pynchon, Thomas, b. 1947
texts
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favorite 27
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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 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 Orwell, George, 1903-1950
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"1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 ..."--Back paperback cover
Topics: Orwell, George, 1903-1950, Totalitarianism, Cautionary tales and verse, Science fiction, English,...
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by Cook, David A
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Bibliography: p. 671-692
Topics: Motion pictures, Filmkunst, Cinéma, Motion pictures, Film
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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 Riordan, Rick
texts
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favorite 11
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When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared -- a monster rumored to be so...
Topics: Artemis (Greek deity), Jackson, Percy (Fictitious character), Titans (Mythology), Missing persons,...
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by Watts, Alan, 1915-1973; Huang, Al Chung-liang
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Bibliography: p. 129-134
Topics: Taoism, Chinese language
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Topic: World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
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by Alexander, Christopher; Ishikawa, Sara; Silverstein, Murray
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xliv, 1171 p. : 21 cm
Topics: Symbolism in architecture, Semiotics
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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 Riordan, Rick
texts
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favorite 15
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When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared -- a monster rumored to be so...
Topics: Artemis (Greek deity), Jackson, Percy (Fictitious character), Titans (Mythology), Missing persons,...
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by Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David), 1919-2010
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277 p. ; 21 cm
Topics: Caulfield, Holden (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Runaway teenagers -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.)...
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by Landay, William
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Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. When a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. As the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own-- between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he...
Topics: Public prosecutors, Murder
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by Endo, Shusaku, 1923-1996
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Translation of Chimmoku
Topic: Christians
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by Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
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favorite 8
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"Sarah Crichton Books."
Topics: Beah, Ishmael, 1980-, Child soldiers, Boy soldiers
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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
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925 pages ; 24 cm
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, FICTION -- Dystopian, FICTION -- Literary, FICTION -- Magical...
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by Lumet, Sidney. aut
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Topic: film
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by Morrison, Toni
texts
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Published also by New American Library, Plume, Vintage and Penguin
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
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favorite 15
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On Long Island in the early 1920s the mysterious Jay Gatsby tries to rekindle his romance with Daisy, a young woman who has married another man, the wealthy and cruel Tom Buchanan
Topics: Non-Classifiable, Classics, Literature - Classics / Criticism, Fiction, Traffic accidents, Married...
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
texts
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With an introduction, "Why I was Bachman."
Topic: Horror tales, American
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by Clancy, Tom, 1947-
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652 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: World War III -- Fiction, Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction
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by Hurston, Zora Neale
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1080
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Mandelbrot, Benoit B
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Rev. ed. of: Fractals. c1977
Topics: Geometry, Mathematical models, Stochastic processes, Fractals
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texts
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Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Topics: Rap (Music), Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Musique), Hip-hop, Musique, Hip-hop, Music, Rap (Music), Hip-Hop,...
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by Gavin De Becker
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favorite 19
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Topics: Violence -- Psychological aspects, Victims of violent crimes -- Psychology, Women -- Crimes...
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by Prem Shankar Jha
texts
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favorite 8
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Topics: Jammu and Kashmir (India) -- History, India -- Foreign relations -- Pakistan, Pakistan -- Foreign...
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by Andrew, Christopher M; Mitrokhin, Vasili, 1922-2004
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Soviet Union. Komitet gosudarstvennoæi bezopasnosti, Intelligence service, Secret service
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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favorite 15
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"A master storyteller at his best--the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never...
Topics: Horror tales, American, Guilt, FICTION, FICTION, Horror tales, American, Future life
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by Vogel, Paula
texts
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favorite 8
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Topics: Academic Literacy, Reading Level-Adult
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by Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001
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"First Pocket Books printing October, 1981."
Topics: Science Fiction - Adventure, Fiction / Science Fiction / General, Fiction - Science Fiction, Dent,...
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favorite 20
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Bibliography: p. 161-164
Topics: Vegetarianism, Natural foods, Fasting
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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
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favorite 8
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Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru boken
Topic: Japanese fiction
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
texts
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Lucy has left the West Indies for a job in New York, but she discovers that her employers' perfect lives are not what they seem
Topics: West Indian Americans, Women household employees
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by Mehrotra, Arvind Krishna, 1947-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-389) and index
Topic: Indic literature (English)
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texts
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239)
Topic: Authorship
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by Chernow, Ron
texts
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [780]-788) and index
Topics: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804, Statesmen
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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The now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) must save a very special twelve-year-old girl from a tribe of murderous paranormals
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Topics: Psychic ability, Good and evil
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by Kincaid, Jamaica
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Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves...
Topics: Mothers and daughters, Teenage girls, Coming of age
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by Emecheta, Buchi
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Topics: Motherhood -- Nigeria -- Fiction, Nigeria -- Fiction
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by Iacocca, Lee A; Novak, William
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Includes index
Topics: Iacocca, Lee A, Iacocca, Lee A., 1924-, Automobile industry and trade, Businesspeople,...
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by Rushdie, Salman
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Topic: Short stories
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by Agatha Christie
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Topics: Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories