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Heroes 'Til Curfew
  • Author : Susan Bischoff
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 1466263938
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "In the world of the Talents, kids with supernatural powers are condemned to government research facilities from which they do not return. For a Talent, the most important thing is keeping the secret"--P. [4] of cover.

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    Steel Heroes
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781434979704
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Steel Heroes

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    Hero
  • Author : martha attema
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 9781551432519
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the last cold winter of WWII, Izaak is sent from iding in Amsterdam to live on a farm in the north of Holland.

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    Dead Reckoning
  • Author : Charlaine Harris
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9780425256961
  • Reader Reviews : 285
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After witnessing the firebombing of the bar where she works, clairvoyant Sookie Stackhouse has her attention diverted when she realizes her vampire lover, Eric Northman, and his "child," Pam, are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master.

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    A Hero of France
  • Author : Alan Furst
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780812996500
  • Reader Reviews : 128
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling master espionage writer, hailed by Vince Flynn as “the best in the business,” comes a riveting novel about the French Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST 1941. The City of Light is dark and silent at night. But in Paris and in the farmhouses, barns, and churches of the French countryside, small groups of ordinary men and women are determined to take down the occupying forces of Adolf Hitler. Mathieu, a leader of the French Resistance, leads one such cell, helping downed British airmen escape back to England. Alan Furst’s suspenseful, fast-paced thriller captures this dangerous time as no one ever has before. He brings Paris and occupied France to life, along with courageous citizens who outmaneuver collaborators, informers, blackmailers, and spies, risking everything to fulfill perilous clandestine missions. Aiding Mathieu as part of his covert network are Lisette, a seventeen-year-old student and courier; Max de Lyon, an arms dealer turned nightclub owner; Chantal, a woman of class and confidence; Daniel, a Jewish teacher fueled by revenge; Joëlle, who falls in love with Mathieu; and Annemarie, a willful aristocrat with deep roots in France, and a desire to act. As the German military police heighten surveillance, Mathieu and his team face a new threat, dispatched by the Reich to destroy them all. Shot through with the author’s trademark fine writing, breathtaking suspense, and intense scenes of seduction and passion, Alan Furst’s A Hero of France is at once one of the finest novels written about the French Resistance and the most gripping novel yet by the living master of the spy thriller.

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    25 Events that Shaped Asian American History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic
  • Author : Lan Dong
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN : 9781440860898
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • This book provides detailed and engaging narratives about 25 pivotal events in Asian American history, celebrates Asian Americans' contributions to U.S. history, and examines the ways their experiences have shaped American culture. • Provides readers with an understanding of the key events in Asian American history • Includes broad and detailed coverage through biographies of notable figures, excerpts from primary sources, a chronology, and sidebars • Highlights Asian Americans' achievements and contributions to American history and culture • Demonstrates the important roles of Asian Americans in the US • Recommends additional resources for further study

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    Hometown Hero
  • Author : Jana Ellis
  • Publisher : Troll Communications Llc
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0816716099
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  • Genre : Heroes
  • Rich snob Danielle is ashamed to be seen at the mall with attractive but poor Don, until he saves a child's life and becomes the town hero; then she is tempted to abandon him when he is connected with burglaries at the mall.

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    Sgt. Reckless
  • Author : Robin Hutton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781621572756
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  • Genre : Pets
  • A New York Times Bestseller! From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi—she was Reckless, "pride of the Marines." A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to sell his beloved companion. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen purchased the bodacious mare and renamed her Reckless, for the Recoilless Rifles Platoon, Anti-Tank Division, of the 5th Marines she’d be joining. The four-legged equine braved minefields and hailing shrapnel to deliver ammunition to her division on the frontlines. In one day alone, performing fifty-one trips up and down treacherous terrain, covering a distance of over thirty-five miles, and rescuing wounded comrades-in-arms, Reckless demonstrated her steadfast devotion to the Marines who had become her herd. Despite only measuring about thirteen hands high, this pint-sized equine became an American hero. Reckless was awarded two Purple Hearts for her valor and was officially promoted to staff sergeant twice, a distinction never bestowed upon an animal before or since. Author Robin Hutton has reignited excitement about this nearly forgotten legend, realizing the Sgt. Reckless Memorial Monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, completed in July 2013, and now spurring the creation of a second memorial at Camp Pendleton, California, where Reckless lived out the rest of her days. The paperback edition includes a new foreword by General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. It will appeal to fans of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit, Elizabeth Letts' The Eighty Dollar Champion, and the feature film War Horse.

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    Ted Williams
  • Author : Leigh Montville
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780385507493
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? Still a gangly teenager when he stepped into a Boston Red Sox uniform in 1939, Williams’s boisterous personality and penchant for towering home runs earned him adoring admirers and venomous critics. In 1941, the entire country followed Williams's stunning .406 season, a record that has not been touched in over six decades. Then at the pinnacle of his prime, Williams left Boston to train and serve as a fighter pilot in World War II, missing three full years of baseball, making his achievements all the more remarkable. Ted Willams's personal life was equally colorful. His attraction to women (and their attraction to him) was a constant. He was married and divorced three times and he fathered two daughters and a son. He was one of corporate America's first modern spokesmen, and he remained, nearly into his eighties, a fiercely devoted fisherman. With his son, John Henry Williams, he devoted his final years to the sports memorabilia business, even as illness overtook him. And in death, controversy and public outcry followed Williams and the disagreements between his children over the decision to have his body preserved for future resuscitation in a cryonics facility--a fate, many argue, Williams never wanted. With unmatched verve and passion, and drawing upon hundreds of interviews, acclaimed best-selling author Leigh Montville brings to life Ted Williams's superb triumphs, lonely tragedies, and intensely colorful personality, in a biography that is fitting of an American hero and legend.

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    The Senator
  • Author : Henry Christopher McCook
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HNQJWY
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  • Genre : Books
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    SEALed with a Promise
  • Author : Mary Margret Daughtridge
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781402223518
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • He'll do anything to move the mission forward, no matter the cost… Navy SEAL Caleb Delaude is deadly charming. When he discovers that professor Emmie Caddington's personal connections can help him get the dirty work done, he sets out to win her over. But her quick intelligence and quirky personality sure do start to get under his skin… She may just be the key to his salvation… Emmie's smart and independent and isn't looking for a brawny guy to take over her life. But this rugged Navy SEAL, who seems so determined to get close to her, hides a fi erce intelligence and deep sensitivity. When plans go wrong and a child's life is on the line, Emmie learns what it means to be a SEAL in action, and Caleb discovers that even a hero can get hurt sometimes… PRAISE FOR MARY MARGRET DAUGHTRIDGE: "A wonderful story that will have readers experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and that culminates with an awesome scene that will have your pulse pounding." Romance Junkies " ... [D]elivers in a huge way... A heart-touching story that will keep you smiling and cheering for the characters clear through to the happy ending." The Romantic Times, 4.5/5 Stars "Sealed with a Kiss astounded me with it's sensitivity." Romance Reviews Today "A beautifully written and often poignant contemporary romance. Mary Margret Daughtridge is a compelling new voice whose gift for storytelling makes her an author to watch." Book Loons "Greatly touching and heartwarming, a cozy read for a rainy day. I can't wait to read the next SEALs romance!" Revisiting the Moon's Library "What an incredibly powerful book! I laughed and sniffled, was turned on and turned inside out." Queue My Review

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    Chaucer and His England
  • Author : George Gordon Coulton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : UVA:X000105588
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  • Genre : England
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    Chaucer And His England
  • Author : Coulton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9781317846895
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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    Reflections Behind the Retina
  • Author : John Guzman
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 607
  • ISBN : 9781465309457
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  • Genre : History
  • Reflections Behind the Retina is an account of actual events during the civil war in El Salvador. A series of short stories records the political restrictions and rules of engagement placed on the U.S. military, as well as the dangers faced from the Salvadoran left and right political camps. The official denial by the United States government of the combat role and deaths of U.S. military personnel is exposed throughout the text. A brief Salvadoran military history prepares the reader for what follows. Except for national leaders, the names of the characters in the text have been changed.

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    The Almond Tree
  • Author : Michelle Cohen Corasanti
  • Publisher : Garnet Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 9781859643303
  • Reader Reviews : 129
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid struggles with knowing that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on occupied land, his entire village operates in fear of losing their homes, jobs, and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other. On Ichmad's twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his family's home and possessions confiscated, and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict, Ichmad begins an inspiring journey using his intellect to save his poor and dying family. In doing so he reclaims a love for others that was lost through a childhood rife with violence and loss, and discovers a new hope for the future. Reminiscent of The Kite Runner and One Thousand Splendid Suns, this is an uplifting read, which conveys a message of optimism and hope.

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    A Flicker in the Dark
  • Author : Stacy Willingham
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 9781250803832
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller “A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you’ll never see coming. Stacy Willingham’s debut will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime.” —Karin Slaughter When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, her own father had confessed to the crimes and was put away for life, leaving Chloe and the rest of her family to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath. Now twenty years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. While she finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to achieve, she sometimes feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. So when a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, seeing parallels from her past that aren't actually there, or for the second time in her life, is Chloe about to unmask a killer? From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page.

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    Why Me?
  • Author : Paul Charbonneau
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9781450065832
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  • Genre : Foster children
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    For the Glory
  • Author : Duncan Hamilton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780698170735
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  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII Many people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire. Famously, Liddell would not run on Sunday because of his strict observance of the Christian sabbath, and so he did not compete in his signature event, the 100 meters, at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was the greatest sprinter in the world at the time, and his choice not to run was ridiculed by the British Olympic committee, his fellow athletes, and most of the world press. Yet Liddell triumphed in a new event, winning the 400 meters in Paris. Liddell ran--and lived--for the glory of his God. After winning gold, he dedicated himself to missionary work. He travelled to China to work in a local school and as a missionary. He married and had children there. By the time he could see war on the horizon, Liddell put Florence, his pregnant wife, and children on a boat to Canada, while he stayed behind, his conscience compelling him to stay among the Chinese. He and thousands of other westerners were eventually interned at a Japanese work camp. Once imprisoned, Liddell did what he was born to do, practice his faith and his sport. He became the moral center of an unbearable world. He was the hardest worker in the camp, he counseled many of the other prisoners, he gave up his own meager portion of meals many days, and he organized games for the children there. He even raced again. For his ailing, malnourished body, it was all too much. Liddell died of a brain tumor just before the end of the war. His passing was mourned around the world, and his story still inspires. In the spirit of The Boys in the Boat and Unbroken, For the Glory is both a compelling narrative of athletic heroism and a gripping story of faith in the darkest circumstances.

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    My Forbidden Face
  • Author : Latifa
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780748109128
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Latifa was born into an educated middle-class Afghan family in Kabul in 1980. She dreamed of one day of becoming a journalist, she was interested in fashion, movies and friends. Her father was in the import/export business and her mother was a doctor. Then in September 1996, Taliban soldiers seized power in Kabul. From that moment, Latifa, just 16 years old became a prisoner in her own home. Her school was closed. Her mother was banned from working. The simplest and most basic freedoms - walking down the street, looking out a window - were no longer hers. She was now forced to wear a chadri. My Forbidden Face provides a poignant and highly personal account of life under the Taliban regime. With painful honesty and clarity Latifa describes the way she watched her world falling apart, in the name of a fanatical interpretation of a faith that she could not comprehend. Her voice captures a lost innocence, but also echoes her determination to live in freedom and hope. Earlier this year, Latifa and her parents escaped Afghanistan with the help of a French-based Afghan resistance group.

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    Advance Study in the History of Modern India (Volume-3: 1920-1947)
  • Author : G.S.Chhabra
  • Publisher : Lotus Press
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 8189093088
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  • Genre : India
  • Read and download full book Advance Study in the History of Modern India (Volume-3: 1920-1947)

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    Convergence
  • Author : Thomas Settimi
  • Publisher : Thomas Settimi
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781419661518
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The feathery white ribbons in the sky above Adams County, Pennsylvania, were nothing unusual—just the common vapor trail evidence of high-flying jet aircraft. But for the men on the ground below they were a puzzlement. And no wonder: the year was 1863 and the men were Confederate soldiers marching toward the most significant battle of the American Civil War.Thousands of miles away and 105 years later, Navy pilot Nathaniel Booth and his navigator complete their air mission over Laos and are headed back to the deck of the USS Enterprise when their aircraft mysteriously vanishes. Our hero Booth is declared Missing In Action. Years later when Rose Booth, the family matriarch, learns that her son may not have been a casualty of the war as previously believed, she enlists a prominent history professor and his protégé to uncover the truth. They trace the path of our hero as he faces the unfamiliar challenges of life and times from an era in American history long past.In this carefully researched historical novel with a cosmic twist, the author recounts the compassionate struggle to weave together the threads of a lost airman's life and bring solace to a grief-stricken mother. 88,000 Words, 73 Chapters, 346 Pages

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    Military Police Protection in Southeast Asia
  • Author : Ray E. Jackson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9780595523016
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Jackson takes the reader through the day-to-day drama of life as a U.S. Army MP in the Vietnam War.

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    The Last Abbot of Glastonbury
  • Author : Augustine David Crake
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9783734044373
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reproduction of the original: The Last Abbot of Glastonbury by Augustine David Crake

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    Midsummer Rose
  • Author : Kate Sedley
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781448300976
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Roger the Chapman is not a superstitious man. He hears stories of murders and haunted houses around the market town of Bristol, and chooses to believe the more prosaic explanation every time. But when Roger is attacked in the very house where a woman murdered her violent husband thirty years previously, he is forced to admit that something strange is going on . . .

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    Louise Thompson Patterson
  • Author : Keith Gilyard
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780822372318
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Born in 1901, Louise Thompson Patterson was a leading and transformative figure in radical African American politics. Throughout most of the twentieth century she embodied a dedicated resistance to racial, economic, and gender exploitation. In this, the first biography of Patterson, Keith Gilyard tells her compelling story, from her childhood on the West Coast, where she suffered isolation and persecution, to her participation in the Harlem Renaissance and beyond. In the 1930s and 1940s she became central, along with Paul Robeson, to the labor movement, and later, in the 1950s, she steered proto-black-feminist activities. Patterson was also crucial to the efforts in the 1970s to free political prisoners, most notably Angela Davis. In the 1980s and 1990s she continued to work as a progressive activist and public intellectual. To read her story is to witness the courage, sacrifice, vision, and discipline of someone who spent decades working to achieve justice and liberation for all.

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    Villains Rising
  • Author : Jeramey Kraatz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780062095527
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Alex Knight struggles to find a place between superheroes and supervillains in this explosive sequel to The Cloak Society, which School Library Journal says has "the same wide appeal as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books." The Cloak Society has just pulled off the greatest takedown in Sterling City's history—but twelve-year-old Alex Knight has turned his back on the supervillains who raised him, and is fighting for the other side. Working with the superheroes is easier said than done, though . . . especially when your new teammates aren't sure your days as a villain are over. Praised by Publishers Weekly for its "rapid-fire, comic book–style action," the Cloak Society trilogy delivers high-stakes battles, extraordinary superpowers, and an original twist on the superhero stories readers know and love. Fans of the 39 Clues and the Alex Rider Adventures will be hooked!

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    Fast Food Nation
  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9780547750330
  • Reader Reviews : 90
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

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    Born of Night
  • Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN : 9780312942304
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Command Assassin Nykyrian Quiakides tries to protect Kiara Zamir, whose father's political alliances have made her a target, while he is hunted by the League, a group of expert assassins who are the backbone of the government.

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    Forget You, Ethan
  • Author : Whitney G.
  • Publisher : WhitGBooks
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781942847014
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  • Genre : Fiction
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    The Center Cannot Hold
  • Author : Elyn R. Saks
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781401389543
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A much-praised memoir of living and surviving mental illness as well as "a stereotype-shattering look at a tenacious woman whose brain is her best friend and her worst enemy" (Time). Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry, and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School, yet she has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life, and still has ongoing major episodes of the illness. The Center Cannot Hold is the eloquent, moving story of Elyn's life, from the first time that she heard voices speaking to her as a young teenager, to attempted suicides in college, through learning to live on her own as an adult in an often terrifying world. Saks discusses frankly the paranoia, the inability to tell imaginary fears from real ones, the voices in her head telling her to kill herself (and to harm others), as well as the incredibly difficult obstacles she overcame to become a highly respected professional. This beautifully written memoir is destined to become a classic in its genre.

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    The North-western Monthly
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105006542422
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  • Genre : Education
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    Ghost Town
  • Author : Jeff Young
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 1908213922
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  • Genre : Liverpool (England)
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    Out of Poland
  • Author : Jenny Harrison
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1539027813
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  • Genre : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • A story that covers the impact of the holocaust on a present-day family and the writer who told their story. For many years the brown leather suitcase had lain hidden under the house. Someone had placed it there, away from prying eyes, behind the aching twist of floor joists and gurgling pipes. When it was finally opened it would prove to be a Pandora's Box. The present-day Siegel family knew nothing of their relatives only that they had lived and died in Poland during the Second World War. It was only when the suitcase was opened they finally learnt their father's dreadful secret. He had fled to New Zealand. But did he really escape? Or was he forever haunted by what he had left behind? This is a story of love, loyalty and heroism; of those who died, the ones who tried to save them and the one man who could have made a difference.

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    The Olio; Or, Museum of Entertainment
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555082457
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  • Genre : Books
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    A Little Piece of Ground
  • Author : Elizabeth Laird
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781608465835
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A Little Piece Of Ground will help young readers understand more about one of the worst conflicts afflicting our world today. Written by Elizabeth Laird, one of Great Britain’s best-known young adult authors, A Little Piece Of Ground explores the human cost of the occupation of Palestinian lands through the eyes of a young boy. Twelve-year-old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. In response to a Palestinian suicide bombing, the Israeli military subjects the West Bank town to a virtual siege. Meanwhile, Karim, trapped at home with his teenage brother and fearful parents, longs to play football with his friends. When the curfew ends, he and his friend discover an unused patch of ground that’s the perfect site for a football pitch. Nearby, an old car hidden intact under bulldozed building makes a brilliant den. But in this city there’s constant danger, even for schoolboys. And when Israeli soldiers find Karim outside during the next curfew, it seems impossible that he will survive. This powerful book fills a substantial gap in existing young adult literature on the Middle East. With 23,000 copies already sold in the United Kingdom and Canada, this book is sure to find a wide audience among young adult readers in the United States.

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    Princeton Alumni Weekly
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : princeton alumni weekly
  • Pages : 990
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101081976944
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  • Genre : Books
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    Dead in the Family
  • Author : Charlaine Harris
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780441020157
  • Reader Reviews : 248
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the tenth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood—Sookie Stackhouse learns that not even her psychic abilities can help her solve all the problems in Bon Temps, Louisiana... After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Fae War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she’s mad. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he’s under scrutiny by the new vampire king because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the shifters’ coming-out are beginning to be felt, Sookie’s connection to one particular Were draws her into the dangerous debate. Also, unknown to her, though the doors to Faery have been closed, there are still some fae on the human side—and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry.