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Blum, Yoav

Summary: "The Coincidence Makers tells the story of Guy, Emily & Eric, whose job is creating coincidences and initiating various events in other people's lives. The three graduated from a "coincidence creation course" that took place 2 years prior to the events in the book, in which they learned techniques for creating what look like random events which will cause people to change their own lives. Fate...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BLU

Manushkin, Fran

Summary: Katie Woo wants to learn an instrument, but she is having trouble deciding what kind of music suits her best.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE MAN

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAN

Ortberg, John

Summary: Encourages young readers to use their "Chooser" to live their lives the way Jesus would.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 248 ORT

Gurtler, Janet

Summary: The Spirit Squads that represent the different castles are an important part of the Kingdom of Neptunia, and Cora and Shyanna are delighted to be chosen--but their friend Rachel was left out, and when Cora finds out why, she is forced to make a big decision.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC GUR

Donnelly, Jennifer

Summary: Isabelle is one of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters, who cut off their toes in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper; but there is more to her story than a maimed foot, for the Marquis de la Chance is about to offer her a choice and the opportunity to change her fate--there will be blood and danger, but also the possibility of redemption and triumph, and most of all the chance to find her true...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC DON

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC DON

Bennett, Brit

Summary: "A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community--and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All good...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Cohen, Julie

Summary: "When Felicity steps off the train on the way to meet her husband, she is so sure of everything in her life. Where she is headed, what she will order at the restaurant, the first words her husband will say to her when she arrives, their happy future together. But then she catches a scent of perfume in the air, and suddenly she is overcome by forgotten emotions-passionate memories of another man...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION COH

Kohler, Hannah

Summary: "San Francisco, 1968: Jeannie and Kip are lost and half-orphaned, their mother dead under mysterious circumstances, and their father - a decorated WWII veteran - consumed by guilt and losing sight of his teenage children. Kip, a dreamer and swaggerer prone to small-time trouble, enlists to fight in Vietnam; Jeannie finds a seemingly safe haven in early marriage and motherhood. But when Kip is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KOH

Thaler, Richard H.

Summary: Offering a study of the application of the science of choice, a guide that uses examples from all aspects of life demonstrates how it is possible to design environments that make it more likely for us to act in our own interests.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2009

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Sher, Barbara

Summary: Lifestyle coach Sher discusses the "Scanner"--someone who frequently has a multiplicity of interests, but finds it hard to create a successful life, because their passions and abilities are taking them in so many different directions. Sher identifies seven types of Scanners--ranging from the Serial Specialist (someone who learns all about one subject, only to get bored and need to move on to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158.1 SHE

Glasser, William

Summary: Outlines the "seven deadly habits" of parents with adolescent children and urges them to get real, abandon old strategies that do not work, and adopt the "Choice Theory" of parenting teenagers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.125 GLAS

Sher, Barbara.

Summary: Don't know what to do with your life? Drawn to so many things that you can't choose just one? New York Times best-selling author Barbara Sher has the answer--do EVERYTHING! With her popular career counseling sessions, motivational speeches, workshops, and television specials, Barbara Sher has become famous for her extraordinary ability to help people define and achieve their goals. What Sher...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2007

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Carson, Richard David.

Summary: This is a completely updated edition of the 1983 classic that introduced a powerful method for gaining freedom from self-defeating behaviors and beliefs. Rick Carson, creator of the renowned Gremlin-Taming Method, has revised the book to include fresh interactive activities, real-life vignettes we can all identify with, and new loathsome gremlins ripe for taming. Carson blends his laid-back...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins Publishers 2013

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Miller, John G.

Summary: What to really ask yourself. Practicing personal accountability in business and in life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Denver Press 2001

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Russell, Karen

Summary: A collection of stories features a pair of centuries-old vampires whose relationship is tested by a sudden fear of flying, a dejected teen who communicates with the universe and a massage therapist who heals a tattooed veteran by manipulating the images on his body.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2013

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Boyer, Crispin

Summary: Presents simple quizzes combined with informative facts and psychological insights for assisting middle school children to discover their personality traits and possible career paths.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Natl Geographic 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 808 BOY

Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: Rhyming text explores the many options that summer presents to two best friends, from swimming in a pool versus swimming in the sea, to wearing flip flops versus going barefoot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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Archer, Jeffrey

Summary: 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 America, or Great Britain?...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ARC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ARC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ARC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ARC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION ARC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Archer 2018

Atogun, Odafe

Summary: "A stunning debut from a fresh Nigerian literary voice: a mesmerizing, deceptively simple, Kafkaesque narrative, resonant of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and lightly informed by the life of Nigerian musical superstar Fela Kuti--a powerful story of love, sacrifice, and courage. The day a stained brown envelope reaches Taduno from his homeland, he knows that the time has come to return from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ATO

Bennett, Brit

Summary: "A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community--and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BEN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BEN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Bennett 2016

Dodd, Emma

Summary: Jack's mother agrees that he may have a pet but when he suggests everything from an elephant to a tyrranosaurus rex, she must explain why each would be less than ideal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E Dod

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FIC Dod

Hertz, Noreena.

Summary: Offers advice for becoming a competent, empowered decision-maker, citing recent research to suggest ways of making sound choices in spite of emotions and habits that tend to hinder judgment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.83 HER

Lewis, Beverly

Summary: After schoolteacher Jodi Winfield finds a little girl on the side of the road, she delves into the isolated community of the Lancaster Old Order Amish to find answers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2013

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION LEW

McKeown, Greg.

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Discusses a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so you can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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