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Giordano, Paolo

Summary: " From the bestselling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, a searing novel of war and the journey from youth into manhood. In Paolo Giordano's highly awaited new novel, a platoon of young men and one woman soldier leaves Italy for one of the mostdangerous places on earth. Forward Operating Base (FOB) in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan is nothing but an exposed sandpit scorched by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GIO

Tanaka, Shelley

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Summary: Young Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Because Parvana's father has a foreign education, he is arrested by the Taliban. Women cannot appear in public unless covered head to toe, go to school, or work outside the home, so the family becomes increasingly desperate until Parvana conceives a plan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press 2018

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Hopkinson, Deborah

Summary: In March of 1887, Rocco, an eleven-year-old from an Italian village, arrives in New York CIty where he is forced to live in squalor and beg for money as a street musician, but he finds the city's cruelty to children and animals intolerable and sets out to make things better, whatever the cost to himself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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

Spradlin, Michael P.

Summary: When his helicopter crashes in Kunar Province in Afghanistan, Lieutenant Jamal Jenkins is cut off from the forward base where the rest of his pararescue team is under fire--injured and captured by the Taliban Jenkins struggles to survive while the rest of his team sets out to find and rescue him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2018

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SPR

Ellis, Deborah

Summary: The first book in Deborah Elliss riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Talibans rule in Afghanistan. Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistans capital city. Parvanas father a history teacher until his school was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books 2000

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Clements, Andrew

Summary: As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2009

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

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JFIC CLE

Hashimi, Nadia.

Summary: Adopting the custom of bacha posh in 2007 Kabul, which allows her to dress and be treated as a boy, attend school and chaperone her sisters until she is of marriageable age, Rahima, the daughter of a drug-addicted father, discovers that she is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAS

Tarshis, Lauren

Summary: A deadly and strange disaster. It's been four years since Carmen and Papa moved from Italy to Boston. Life here is exciting, but not always easy. And then there's the massive metal tank that rises up over their crowded North End neighborhood. The ugly tank, filled with sticky brown molasses, has always leaked. But nobody imagined that it could one day explode apart, sending a tsunami of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2019

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Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: After hard luck and heartbreak, Sunny finally finds a place to call home-in the middle of an Afghanistan war zone. There, the thirty-eight-year-old serves up her American hopitality to the expats who patronizer her coffee shop.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 813.6 ROD

Summary: Three men, three different paths, caught in conflict but brought together to save lives--a sniper, an intelligence officer and an Afghan warrior.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC 2016

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Hensher, Philip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HEN

Geda, Fabio

Summary: An unflinching, inspirational, and incredibly moving novel based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari, a young boy whose agonizing struggle begins after his native Afghanistan becomes a dangerous place to live.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GED

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GED

Smith, Roland

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to participate in an "International Peace Ascent" in the Hindu Kush, with a team made up of under-eighteen-year-old climbers from around the world--but from the first something seems wrong, so when the group is attacked, and most of the climbers are either killed or kidnapped, Peak finds himself caught up in a struggle to survive, shadowed by the Shen,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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Berenson, Alex.

Summary: John Wells, an undercover operative for the CIA, travels to Kabul to investigate a drug trafficking operation that involves the agency, the military, and the Taliban.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

Fitzgerald, Laura

Summary: Knowing she could never be happy in Iran, Tamila Soroush took her mother's advice and joined her sister in the United States. Now after a spur-of-the-moment wedding with her true love, Ike Hanson, Tami is eager to start her new life. But not everyone is pleased with their marriage, and Tami's happily-ever-after is no sure thing. With an interview with Immigration looming, Tami wonders if she's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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Contents: Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936): Naked life (La vita nuda) -- Federigo Tozzi (1883-1920): The crucifix (Il crocifisso) -- Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893-1973): The ash of distant battles (La cenere delle battaglie) -- Dino Buzzati (1906-1972): An important man (Un uomo importante) -- Alberto Moravia (1907-1990): My name is Alice I am a spinning top (Mi chiamo Alice sono una trottola) -- Tommaso Landolfi...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 458.3 FIC GRE

Moser, Nancy.

Summary: When dressmaker Lucy Scarpelli befriends socialite Rowena Langdon, she visits the Langdon mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, and falls for a high-society man, while Rowena struggles with her upcoming arranged marriage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION MOS

McCall Smith, Alexander

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2005

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McCall Smith, Alexander

Summary: When her niece Cat travels to a wedding in Italy, Isabel agrees to fill in at Cat's delicatessen. She takes note of a customer named Ian, who is avoiding chocolate-- doctors say it's bad for the new heart he recently recieved. Ian is haunted by memories he can't quite place, prompting Isabel to wonder if his new heart may be the cause. Always keenly interested in matters of the heart, Isabel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2005

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCC

Lövestam, Sara

Summary: When a six-year-old girl disappears and calling the police isn't an option, her desperate mother Pernilla turns to an unlikely source for help. She finds a cryptic ad online for a private investigator: "Need help, but can't contact the police?" That's where Kouplan comes in. He's an Iranian refugee living in hiding. He was forced to leave Iran after news of his and his brother's involvement...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC LOV

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOV

Trigiani, Adriana.

Summary: Two star-crossed lovers--Enzo and Ciro--meet and separate, until, finally, the power of their love changes both of their lives forever. Set during the years preceding and during World War I.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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

McCall Smith, Alexander

Summary: When her niece Cat travels to a wedding in Italy, Isabel agrees to fill in at Cat's delicatessen. She takes note of a customer named Ian, who is avoiding chocolate--doctors say it's bad for the new heart he recently recieved. Ian is haunted by memories he can't quite place, prompting Isabel to wonder if his new heart may be the cause. Always keenly interested in matters of the heart, Isabel...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner Audiobooks 2005

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

Barzini, Chiara.

Summary: "Mere weeks after the 1992 riots that laid waste to Los Angeles, Eugenia, a typical Italian teenager, is rudely yanked from her privileged Roman milieu by her hippie-ish filmmaker parents and transplanted to the strange suburban world of the San Fernando Valley. With only the Virgin Mary to call on for guidance as her parents struggle to make it big, Hollywood fashion, she must navigate her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Schoenewaldt, Pamela.

Summary: "A tale rich in color, character, and vivid historical detail, When we were strangers chronicles the tumultuous life journey of a young immigrant seamstress, as she travels from her isolated Italian mountain village through the dark corners of late nineteenth century America."--from publisher's description.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION SCH

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