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Bite Me: A Love Story
By: Christopher Moore
Also Available in: Large Print and Print

Book Description: The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public.

Book Review

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
By: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Also Available in: Print and Downloadable Audio

Book Description: Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

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Coming Back Stronger Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity
By: Drew Brees, Chris Fabry, and Mark Brunell
Also Available in: Print and Audio

Book Description: When a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team and faced with the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again, coaches around the NFL wondered, would he ever come back? After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, leaving 85% of the city under water, many wondered, would the city ever come back? And with their stadium transformed into a makeshift refugee camp, forcing the Saints to play their entire 2005 season on the road, people questioned, would the Saints ever come back?

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La’s Orchestra Saves the World
By: Alexander McCall Smith
Also Available in: Print and Large Print

Book Description: From the best-selling author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a delightful and moving story that celebrates the healing powers of friendship and music.

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By: Sophie Kinsella
Also Available in: Print and Large Print

Book Description: Sophie Kinsella has dazzled readers with her irresistible Shopaholic novels--sensational international bestsellers that have garnered millions of devoted fans and catapulted her into the first rank of contemporary storytellers. Now her beloved heroine Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) returns in a hilarious tale of married life, toddlerhood, and the perils of trying to give a fabulous surprise party--on a budget!

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Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives
By: Thomas French
Also Available in: Print

Book Description: Zoo Story shows us how these remarkable individuals live, how some die, and what their experiences reveal about the human desire to both exalt and control nature.


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Sh*t My Dad Says
By: Justin Halpern
Also Available in: Print

Book Description: After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair," has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

Book Review

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Food Rules an Eaters Manual
By: Michael Pollan
Also Available in: Print

Book Description:Michael Pollan, our nation's most trusted resource for food-related issues, offers this indispensible guide for anyone concerned about health and food. Simple, sensible, and easy to use, Food Rules is a set of memorable rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat-buffet, this handy, pocket-size resource is the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food we eat.

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Dear John
By: Nicholas Sparks
Also Available in: Print, Large Print, Audio, Downloadable Audio, and DVD

Book Description: An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life."The utlimate source book for choosing color schemes for your home"

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Growing up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny
By: Marlo Thomas
Also Available in: Print and Large Print

Book Description: Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny is a book that only Marlo Thomas could write—a smart and gracious, witty and confident autobiographical journey.

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My Name is Memory
By: Ann Brashares
Also Available in: Print and Audio

Book Description: Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. Daniel has "the memory", the ability to recall past lives and recognize souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times that he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart. A love always too short.

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The Postmistress
By: Sarah Blake
Also Available in: Print, Audio, Large Print, Downloadable Audio

Book Description: Sarah Blake's The Postmistress shows how we bear the fact that war goes on around us while ordinary lives continue. Filled with stunning parallels to today, it is a remarkable novel.

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