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Archer, Jeffrey

Summary: "Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: Should they board a container ship bound for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Cassutt, Michael

Summary: "One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. He was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 ABBEY, GEORGE CAS

Murphy, Brian

Summary: "The small ship making the Liverpool-to-New York trip in the early months of 1856 carried mail, crates of dry goods, and more than one hundred passengers, mostly Irish emigrants. Suddenly an iceberg tore the ship asunder and five lifeboats were lowered. As four lifeboats drifted into the fog and icy water, never to be heard from again, the last boat wrenched away from the sinking ship with a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Rioux, Anne Boyd

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Summary: "Since its publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women has been one of America's favorite stories. While we now think of it as a girls' book, it was initially read by both boys and girls, men and women of all ages. Professor Anne Boyd Rioux, who read it in her twenties, tells us how Louisa May Alcott came to write the book and drew inspiration for her story from her own life. Its Civil...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 808.3 RIO

Sparks, Nicholas

Summary: "Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2018

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Trigiani, Adriana

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Summary: "Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet one summer on the Jersey shore before World War II. Chi Chi is a talented and ambitious singer-songwriter working in a local blouse factory looking for her big break, while Saverio, a singer already on the rise, is fronting a touring band and has the good looks and smooth vocals that make success seem assured. It isn't long before Saverio becomes...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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King, Maxwell

Summary: Maxwell King delivers the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, telling the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, he traces Rogers's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 ROGERS, FRED KIN

Dubus, Andre

Summary: Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn't remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts. Lois, her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Kingsolver, Barbara

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Summary: "How could two hardworking people do everything right in life, a woman asks, and end up destitute? Willa Knox and her husband followed all the rules as responsible parents and professionals, and have nothing to show for it but debts and an inherited brick house that is falling apart. The magazine where Willa worked has folded; the college where her husband had tenure has closed. Their dubious...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Orlean, Susan

Summary: "On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, "Once that first stack got going, it was 'Goodbye, Charlie.'" The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 027 ORL

Rosnay, Tatiana de

Summary: "Linden Malegarde has come home to Paris from the United States. It has been years since the whole family was all together. Now the Malegarde family is gathering for the seventieth birthday of Linden's father, Paul. The members of the Malegarde family are on edge, holding their breath, afraid one wrong move will shatter their delicate harmony. Paul, the quiet patriarch, an internationally...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Vaughan, Sarah

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Summary: "Sophie's husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart. Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Albom, Mitch

Summary: Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Albom's beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran- turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie's journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Albom reveals Annie's story.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Morris, Mary

Summary: In 1492, the Jewish and Muslim populations of Spain were expelled, and Columbus set sail for America. Luis de Torres, a Spanish Jew, accompanies Columbus as his interpreter. His journey is only the beginning of a long migration, across many generations. Over the centuries, de Torres' descendants travel from Spain and Portugal to Mexico, finally settling in the hills of New Mexico. Five hundred...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC MOR

Lu, Marie

Summary: Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.Determined to put a stop to Hideo's grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2018

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Macy, Beth

Summary: In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into an epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. The first to chart the tragic spread of prescription and street drugs from distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs, disparate cities, and once-idyllic farm towns, a trajectory that explains how the crisis persisted for so long and became so...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 362.2 MAC

Todd, Charles

Summary: Though the Great War has ended, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland in this tenth entry from the acclaimed New York Times best selling author.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC TOD

Westover, Tara

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Summary: Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Philipps, Roland

Summary: Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring. Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented; until now.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 MACLEAN, DONALD PHI

Tan, Lucy

Summary: "After years of chasing the American dream, the Zhen family has moved back to China. Settling into a luxurious serviced apartment in Shanghai, Wei, Lina, and their daughter, Karen, join an elite community of Chinese-born, Western-educated professionals who have returned to a radically transformed city. One morning, in the eighth tower of Lanson Suites, Lina discovers that her treasured ivory...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC TAN

Weintraub, David A. (David Andrew)

Summary: "Does life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new urgency. NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars orbit by the 2030s. SpaceX wants to go by 2024, while Mars One wants to land a permanent settlement there in 2032. As we gear up for missions like these, we have a responsibility to think deeply about what kinds of life may already inhabit the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Wolfe, Jennifer

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Summary: "Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a Hollywood party gone wrong. Liv barely escaped with her life, and her sister was never heard from again. But all this time, someone's been waiting patiently to finish what was started. Now fifteen years later, broke and desperate, Liv is forced to return to the spotlight. She...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Steinhauer, Olen

Summary: Told from the individual perspectives of an FBI agent, an undercover agent within the group, a convert to the terrorist organization, and a writer on the edges of the whole affair, this is another tightly wound thriller, and an intimate exploration of the people behind the politics, from a master of suspense.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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Jones, Sandie

Summary: He loves you. Adam adores Emily. Emily thinks Adam's perfect, the man she thought she'd never meet. But she loves you not. Lurking in the shadows is a rival, a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. And she'll stop at nothing. Emily chose Adam, but she didn't choose his mother Pammie. There's nothing a mother wouldn't do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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