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Pittard, Hannah

Summary: "From a writer who "deserves the attention of anyone in search of today's best fiction"* comes an epic novel--based on true events--of wealth, race, grief, and love, charting one sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged (*Washington Post)... It's a humid summer day when the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Air France Flight 007, which had been chartered to ferry home...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Rich, Nathaniel

Summary: New Orleans, a century ago: a city determined to reshape its destiny and, with it, the nation's. Downtown, a new American music is born. In Storyville, prostitution is outlawed and the police retake the streets with maximum violence. In the Ninth Ward, laborers break ground on a gigantic canal that will split the city, a work of staggering human ingenuity intended to restore New Orleans's faded...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIC

Krist, Gary.

Summary: "From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 KRI

Bailey, Martine

Summary: "'That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. Then you find something, something you should not have found.' Irrepressible Biddy Leigh, under-cook at the foreboding Mawton Hall, only wants to marry her childhood sweetheart and set up her own tavern. But when her elderly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAI

Carter, Jimmy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 CAR

Troupe, Thomas Kingsley.

Summary: Describes what it was like to live as a settler in Colonial America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J973.2 TRO

Moore, Susanna.

Summary: "The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise. The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 996.9 MOO

Edsel, Robert M.

Summary: "As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History recounts the astonishing true story of eleven men and one woman who risked their lives amidst the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2019

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Hitchcock, Shannon

Summary: From the moment she met Samantha, star of the school basketball team, on her first day at Daniel Boone Middle School, Allison Drake felt she had found a friend, something she needs badly since her brother died and her father left--but as their friendshipgrows it begins to evolve into a deeper emotion, and in North Carolina in 1977, it is not easy to discover that you might be gay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HIT

Laurens, Stephanie

Summary: Marrying the seemingly delicate Lady Edwina Delbraith, Declan Frobisher discovers that his new bride is unconventional and strong-willed after she accompanies him on a secret mission that leads them to unexpected enemies-- and love. Facing unforeseen perils and unexpected enemies while battling to expose a dastardly scheme involving kidnapped British citizens in West Africa, Declan and Edwina...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mira Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAU

Morhain, Jorge Claudio

Summary: In this graphic novel adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic story, Dorian Gray hides a monstrous secret in his attic--a portrait that ages and shows the results of his hedonistic and selfish lifestyle while he remains ever-youthful and handsome.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 MOR

Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: Presents details of daily life of Colonial children during the period from 1607 to 1775.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.2 MIL

Andrews, Jan

Summary: "[This is the story of] Edie Murphy, an indomitable and engaging heroine who leaves Newfoundland on the cusp of womanhood. Against the backdrop of the history-making "Uprising" of 1909 and the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911), Edie begins to find her own voice, hone her already-strong will, and learn about the true nature of home. A celebration of the strength of women and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Running the Goat Books & Broadsides 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC AND

Hiaasen, Carl.

Summary: "A collection of Carl Hiaasen's best columns from the past twelve years, covering topics, like hurricanes, off-shore drilling, voting rights, and political corruption, that have become national issues. A VINTAGE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL. Dance of the Reptiles is Carl Hiaasen's third collection of the very best of his columns for the Miami Herald. Covering topics large and small, from local issues...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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2 available in Adult, Call number: 975.9 HIA

Summary: Gabriel and Gretta Conroy are enjoying a holiday party when Gretta begins to have poignant memories of a former lover who is deceased. Gabriel begins to see his life in an entirely new light with the shattering revelation of Gretta's secret past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2009

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DEA

Cookson, Catherine.

Summary: The story of a woman whose fateful choices as a young woman exact a terrible toll not only on her life, but on the lives of those dearest to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1993

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COO

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC COO

Giffels, David.

Summary: "Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider's perspective.The Industrial Midwest built modern America, thrived for almost a century, then profoundly collapsed. But for cities like...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.0977 GIF

Theroux, Paul

Summary: "Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America--the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 THE

George, Alex.

Summary: A Good American is a story of immigrant hope. Set in a fictional Midwestern town and spanning more than a century, the novel tells the story of three generations of the Meisenheimer family. Beginning with an improbable love affair ignited by the power of song, the story follows an unorthodox young couple as they flee to America in search of a new life together. From prohibition to the Kennedy...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GEO

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GEO

Bradford, Barbara Taylor

Summary: A charismatic and ambitious businessman in Victorian England faces the tragic ruin of everything he has worked to achieve before a royal summons gives him a chance to prove his talents.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2018

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Crichton, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 1999

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC CRI

Williams, John

Contents: Call of the champions -- American journey -- Song for world peace -- Jubilee 350 -- Mission theme (Theme for NBC News) -- For New York (variations on themes of Leonard Bernstein) -- Sound the bells -- Hymn to New England -- Celebrate discovery -- Summon the heroes.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Classical 2002

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD EASY LISTENING WIL

Scheibe, Amy.

Summary: "[Emmaline] Nelson and her sister Birdie grow up in the hard, cold, rural, Lutheran world of strict parents, strict milking times, and strict morals. Marriage is preordained, the groom practically predestined. Though it's 1958, southern Minnesota did not see changing roles for women on the horizon. Caught in a time bubble between a world war and the ferment of the 1960s, Emmy doesn't see that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SCH

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION SCH