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39,429
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1,983
2012
2,383
2011
2,583
2010
2,640
2009
2,455
2008
2,429
2007
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2,126
Fiction
850
Large type books
810
Police
767
Murder
601
General
564
Women
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patterson, james, 1947-
81
roberts, nora
74
brown, sandra, 1948-
61
macomber, debbie
60
koontz, dean r. (dean ray), 1945-
58
valadez, john j
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by Aciman, André
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eye 12,984
favorite 58
comment 0
Topics: Teenage boys, Gay teenagers, Authors
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by Achebe, Chinua
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eye 8,196
favorite 25
comment 0
[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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eye 3,699
favorite 13
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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 Schwartz, David Joseph
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eye 2,175
favorite 46
comment 0
"A Fireside book."
Topic: Success
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by Byrne, Rhonda
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favorite 24
comment 0
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 Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
texts
eye 1,775
favorite 9
comment 0
"Year 4"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place), Schools, Wizards,...
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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favorite 1
comment 0
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 Margaret Atwood
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favorite 6
comment 0
Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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eye 1,561
favorite 2
comment 0
A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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by Sheldon, Sidney
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favorite 4
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Tracy Whitney is sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment due to a frame-up. On her escape, she uses her intelligence, beauty and ice-cold nerve, in a vendetta against the mobsters responsible
Topics: Whitney, Tracy (Fictitious character), Ex-convicts, Revenge, Fiction, Detective and mystery stories
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by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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eye 1,394
favorite 18
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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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favorite 2
comment 0
After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire. A look at the mores and manners of the black underclass, this one with money. First novel by a hip-hop artist, author of No Disrespect
Topics: African American women, Inner cities, African American women, Inner cities
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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favorite 8
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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 Jeanette Winterson
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eye 1,117
favorite 4
comment 0
Topics: Teenage girls -- Fiction, Lesbians -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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by Sanderson, Brandon
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eye 1,087
favorite 3
comment 2
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Fantasy
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by Morrison, Toni
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favorite 12
comment 0
Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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by Julie Garwood
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favorite 3
comment 0
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texts
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favorite 34
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A Junior Library Guild selection
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Topics: Middle schools, Schools, Families, Diaries, Middle schools, Schools, Family life, Diaries, Humorous...
Mob up your business -- First, nail down the basics -- Next, beware Machiavelli's trap -- Use Solomon's solution -- Lead with your brain, not your mouth -- Master the art of the sit-down -- Keep your eyes on the bookies -- Learn from your failures -- Play it straight and legal -- Pick your philosopher: Machiavelli or Solomon? -- Get the right idea about success
Topics: Strategic planning, Success in business, Mafia
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by Deveraux, Jude
texts
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favorite 2
comment 0
In eighteenth-century Virginia, despite her poverty Leah Simmons struggles to achieve her dream of marriage to Wesley Stanford
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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by Garwood, Julie
texts
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favorite 5
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By edict of the King, Alec Kincaid must take an English bride, and his choice, young Jamie Jamison, sees Alec as everything her heart warned her against--arrogant, good looking, and passionate
Topics: Romance: Historical, Romance - Gothic, Fiction - Romance, Romance - Historical, Fiction / Romance /...
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by Martin, George R. R
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favorite 4
comment 0
"A Bantam Spectra book"--T.p. verso
Topics: Seven Kingdoms (Imaginary place), Fantasy fiction
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texts
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favorite 5
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"A Norton professional book." --Prelim. p
Topics: Dissociative disorders, Psychic trauma, Post-traumatic stress disorder
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
texts
eye 908
favorite 7
comment 0
"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Tartt, Donna
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favorite 5
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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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texts
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favorite 15
comment 0
Description based on first paperback printing, 2008
Topics: Fantasy - General, Fiction / Fantasy / General, Fiction, Children's Books - Young Adult Fiction,...
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by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
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favorite 6
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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 Simone Elkeles
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favorite 3
comment 0
Topics: Social classes -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Gangs -- Fiction, Family problems --...
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by James Baldwin
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favorite 5
comment 0
Topics: African Americans, Black Muslims, United States -- Race relations
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favorite 12
comment 0
Topics: Conduct of life, Toltec philosophy
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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favorite 10
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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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favorite 10
comment 0
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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texts
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favorite 14
comment 0
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-229) and index
Topic: Motivation (Psychology)
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by Stephen King
texts
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favorite 4
comment 0
Topics: Vampires -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Maine -- Fiction
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by John Green (1977- )
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eye 801
favorite 7
comment 0
Topics: Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction, Homosexuality -- Fiction,...
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by Stella Adler
texts
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favorite 10
comment 0
Topic: Acting
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by Garwood, Julie
texts
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favorite 3
comment 1
By edict of the King, Alec Kincaid must take an English bride, and his choice, young Jamie Jamison, sees Alec as everything her heart warned her against--arrogant, good looking, and passionate
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, English fiction, United States
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by Auel, Jean M
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favorite 0
comment 0
Map on lining papers
Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ayla (Fictitious character), Glacial epoch
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by Jean Rhys
texts
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favorite 5
comment 1
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: British -- West Indies -- Fiction, West Indies -- Fiction
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by Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
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favorite 6
comment 0
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 Chatterjee, Upamanyu
texts
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favorite 9
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Agastya Sen, the hero of English, August, is a child of the Indian elite. His father is the governor of Bengal. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. He himself has secured a position in the most prestigious and exclusive of Indian government agencies, the IAS. Agastya's first assignment is to the town of Madna, buried deep in the provinces. There he meets a range of eccentrics worthy of a novel by Evelyn Waugh. Agastya himself smokes a lot of pot and drinks a lot of beer, finds ingenious excuses...
Topics: Young men, Civil service, City and town life
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by Evanovich, Janet
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favorite 2
comment 0
Armed with attitude, not to mention stun gun, defense spray, killer flashlight and her mistrusted .38, Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, goes after a man who skipped bail. He replies by taunting her in a gruesome manner, sending her bits and pieces of dead people. By the author of One for the Money
Topics: Plum, Stephanie (Fictitious character), Bounty hunters, Mystery fiction
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by Ryan, Pam Muñoz
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favorite 1
comment 0
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: Mexican Americans -- California -- Juvenile fiction, Mexican Americans -- California -- Fiction,...
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by Guterson, David
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favorite 12
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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 Jones, Diana Wynne
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favorite 20
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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 Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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favorite 9
comment 0
"Year 6"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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by Jeff Kinney
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favorite 10
comment 0
Topics: Humorous stories, Middle schools, Diaries, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories, Family life,...
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by Hitchens, Christopher
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favorite 11
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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
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by Peretti, Frank E
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favorite 7
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Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous plot to subjugate the townspeople--and eventually the entire human race. A riveting thriller, "This Present Darkness" offers a fascinating glimpse into the unseen world of spiritual warfare
Topics: New Age movement, Baal (Canaanite deity), Christian fiction, Christian Life & Practice
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favorite 12
comment 0
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by Titilola Alexandrah Shoneyin
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favorite 2
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Polygamy, Wives, Families, Fiction
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by Small, Bertrice
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favorite 2
comment 0
Topic: O'Malley family (Fictitious characters : Small)
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by Johanna Lindsey
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favorite 3
comment 0
Topics: Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction, Kidnapping -- Fiction, Americans -- England -- Fiction
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by Stephen King
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favorite 2
comment 0
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by García Márquez, Gabriel, 1928-; Rabassa, Gregory
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favorite 14
comment 0
A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1970 by Harper & Row, Publishers
Topic: Macondo (Imaginary place)
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favorite 5
comment 0
Includes index
Topics: Hawking, S. W. (Stephen W.), Cosmology, Science, Physicists, Cosmología, Ciencia, Físicos,...
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by Higashino, Keigo, 1958-; Smith, Alexander O
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favorite 3
comment 0
Topic: Fiction
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by Hosseini, Khaled
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favorite 15
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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 James, E. L
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favorite 9
comment 0
Originally published: Australia : The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Topic: Sexual dominance and submission
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by Oliver, Mary, 1935-
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favorite 10
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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by Burns, Olive Ann
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favorite 7
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"A Delta trade paperback"--T.p. verso
Topics: Family, Country life
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by Johanna Lindsey
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favorite 3
comment 0
Topics: Mistaken identity, Fiction
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"First North American publication 2006"--T.p. verso
Topics: Marriage, Mistresses, Adultery, Man-woman relationships
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by King, Stephen, 1947-
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favorite 3
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Originally published: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1992
Topic: Horror tales
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by Woodiwiss, Kathleen E
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favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: Romance - Historical, Fiction - Romance, Fiction
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by Woodiwiss, Kathleen E
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favorite 2
comment 0
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by Rainbow Rowell
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favorite 11
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Follows the star-crossed romance of a strong-willed woman who vows that no man will ever capture her heart and the powerful warrior who is equally determined to fight for what he wants
Topics: Women construction workers, Love stories
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by Souljah, Sister
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favorite 4
comment 0
Topic: African Americans
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by Brown, Sandra, 1948-
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Hailey Ashton projects an image that she's on top of everything, but no one realizes that she lives a life of quiet emptiness -- not ready to have a relationship, not willing to give herself body and soul to a man. Never able to compete with her younger sister, the thoughtless beauty of the family, Hailey opted to be the "good girl." But when she meets Tyler Scott -- her rich, attractive new boss -- she longs to be anything but good. She wants to be chic, smart, and savvy. Tyler is...
Topics: Amusement park owners, Amusement parks, Widowers, Love stories
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by Dan Brown
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favorite 2
comment 0
Topics: United States. -- National Security Agency -- Fiction, Intelligence officers -- Fiction, Computer...
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by Richard S. Wheeler
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comment 0
Topics: Skye, Barnaby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Trappers -- Fiction, Baja California (Mexico :...
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by Gavin De Becker
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Topics: Violence -- Psychological aspects, Victims of violent crimes -- Psychology, Women -- Crimes...
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Includes index
Topics: Human smuggling, Illegal aliens
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by Haldeman, Joe W
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Topics: Space warfare, Space and time, Aging
Source: binns