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Barnes, Julian

Summary: "A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich--Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin,hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Applebaum, Anne

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Discusses the creation of the Communist regimes that took hold in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II and describes what daily life was like in these countries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2012

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Wieder, Joy Nelkin

Summary: A mouse upsets villagers just before Passover by stealing a crumb of bread from one house and running into another, then brings neighbors together to finish preparing for the holiday. Includes background information about the story and glossary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIE

Lelyveld, Joseph.

Summary: In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex, conflicted feelings about his place in Indian history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANDHI, MAHATMA LEL

Kendall, Christine

Summary: Twelve-year-old Neva and her older brother Clayton have been left with their grandparents for the summer, and she is having a difficult time dealing with change: the changes to her body, changes with her relationships with her brother who is becoming involved with social activism and their multicultural community (and with Michelle, the sexy girl across the street), and with her best friend,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2020

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

Summary: Bill Nye illustrates how various types of transportation utilize friction, from traction in trains and the "roll" of ball bearings in skateboards and automobiles, to the lack of friction in a hovercraft.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Educational Productions 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV BIL

Bryon, Nathan

Summary: Aspiring astronaut Rocket draws her community together to see a rare appearance of the Phoenix Meteor Showers, hoping especially that her big brother, Jamal, will look up from his phone.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BRY

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...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 EDS

Baxter, Charles

Summary: A collection of vignettes set in a coffee shop explores the subtle movements of love between ordinary people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAX

McManus, Karen M.

Summary: "Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2019

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Coonts, Stephen

Summary: When Japan invades Russia for its oil, the American government sends a squadron of aircraft to help defend Russia, leading to high-tech dog fights between American F-22s and Japanese Zero fighters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COO

Turnage, Sheila.

Summary: Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2012

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

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Turnage 2012

Mulder, Michelle.

Summary: Picture a busy avenue. Now plant trees along the boulevard, paint a mural by the empty lot, and add a community garden. Set up benches along the sidewalks and make space for kids' chalk drawings, and you've set the scene for a thriving community. Placemaking--personalizing public and semi-private spaces like front yards--is a growing trend in cities and suburbs around the world, drawing people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ORCA Book Publishers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 307.1 MUL

Thomas, Russ

Summary: "When financier Gerald Cartwright disappeared from his home six years ago, it was assumed he'd gone on the run from his creditors. But then a skeleton is found bricked up in the cellar of Cartwright's burned-out mansion, and it becomes clear Gerald never left alive. As the sole representative of South Yorkshire's Cold Case Review Unit, Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler is not expected to get...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2020

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Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron)

Summary: American arms merchant Blacky Lee is wanted by nearly every government in 1930s Europe especially the Nazis. They want Blacky's head for selling them dud weapons, prompting his rapid escape across the Balkans to the kingdom of Aldoria with his business partner in tow. Aldoria is well chosen. Years before, Blacky discovered he was the spitting image of the country's Prince Philip, learned the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Galaxy Audio 2008

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

Petterson, Per

Summary: Anticipating a divorce against a backdrop of the fall of communism, Arvid Jansen is further dismayed by his mother's diagnosis with cancer, a situation that prompts his emotionally charged quest for understanding and balance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PET

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Petterson 2010

Haynes, John Earl.

Contents: Early Cold War spy cases -- The precursors -- Elizabeth Bentley: the case of the blond spy queen -- The Alger Hiss--Whittaker Chambers case -- The atomic espionage cases -- Judith Coplon: the spy who got away with it -- The Soble-Soblen case: last of the early Cold War spy trials -- The decline of the ideological spy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.131 HAY

McManus, Karen M.

Summary: While true-crime afficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in a Vermont community known for murder, a new friend goes missing and Ellery may be next.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION MCM

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

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

Thompson, Laurie Ann.

Summary: Empower yourself in today’s highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools, communities, and beyond.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Pulse 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 361.2 THO

Summary: National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston. South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members. From...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2019

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Petterson, Per

Summary: Anticipating a divorce against a backdrop of the fall of communism, Arvid Jansen is further dismayed by his mother's diagnosis with cancer, a situation that prompts his emotionally charged quest for understanding and balance.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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

Korman, Gordon

Summary: When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION KOR

Korman, Gordon

Summary: When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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Hoffman, Alice

Summary: Twig, aged twelve, is practically ignored by classmates and other residents of Sidwell, Massachusetts, but gets along fine with just her mother and brother, whose presence must be kept secret, until descendants of the witch who cursed her family move in next door and want to be her friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2015

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HOF

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HOF

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