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Summary: A mythic tale of the coming of the railroad to the West and the exacting of revenge upon a ruthless psychopath who murders a man, along with his entire family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2003

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN ONC

Summary: "In a rundown circus on the outskirts of Mexico City, 13 year-old Alma earns a living as a trapeze artist. When her fellow performers find out that she is pregnant, Alma is expelled from the circus. She lives on the streets until she meets a troupe of traveling puppeteers that preach the word of God. Alma sees a promise in them, a glimpse of hope. This is a story of a young girl's search for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Desert Mountain Media 2002

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ANG

Summary: A reporter assumes the identity of a dead man. The more he does this, the further he is from his true identity. When he finds himself in danger, will he be able to become himself once again, or will it be too late?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2006

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAS

Summary: A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AMA

Summary: "One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema, Canoa: A Shameful Memory reimagines a real-life incident that had occurred just eight years before its release, when a group of urban university employees on a hiking trip were viciously attacked by residents of the village of San Miguel Canoa who had been manipulated by a corrupt priest into believing the travelers were communist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: In the darkness, a clock ticks. Aging antique dealer Jesus Gris marks his time with his granddaughter Aurora, and his wife Mercedes. Señor Gris comes to possess, quite accidentally, the ancient Cronos device. The invention of a sixteenth century alchemist who fled to Mexico during the Spanish Inquisition, it grants eternal life and youthful vigor to the user. The only drawbacks are marble white...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Producciones Iguana 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CRO

Raffan, Richard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taunton Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 684.08 RAF

Safran, Joshua.

Summary: Tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of Safran's childhood chasing the perfect life off the grid--and how he and his mother survived the imperfect one they found instead. More than just a coming-of age story, "Free Spirit" is a journey of the spirit, as Safran reconnects with his Jewish roots; a tale of overcoming adversity; and a captivating read about a childhood unlike any other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SAFRAN, JOSHUA SAF

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.461 SAF

Safran, John.

Summary: "An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson. A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Hardcover 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 SAF

Brafman, Ori.

Summary: A psychological investigation of the forces behind what makes us click with certain people, or become fully immersed in whatever activity or situation we're involved in. These kinds of peak experiences, when our senses are completely focused on the moment, are something that individuals--and companies--strive to achieve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.9 BRA

Foer, Jonathan Safran

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Summary: Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming due to human activities. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe in it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act, to make sacrifices now to prevent calamity in the future. How are we, ordinary civilians, supposed to do anything about a crisis for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019

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Brafman, Rom.

Summary: Lays out key principles for people who want to succeed, regardless of any obstacle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 158 BRA

Raffin, Michele

Summary: Pandemonium, the home and bird sanctuary that Raffin shares with some of the world’s most remarkable birds, is a conservation organization dedicated to saving and breeding birds at the edge of extinction, with the goal of eventually releasing them into the wild. In The Birds of Pandemonium, she lets us into her world--and theirs. Birds fall in love, mourn, rejoice, and sacrifice; they have a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 598 RAF

Chatterjee, Rangan

Summary: A much-needed program to prevent and reverse disease, and discover a path to sustainable, long-term health from an acclaimed international doctor and star of the BBC program Doctor in the House. How to Make Disease Disappear is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health—a much-needed, accessible plan that will help you take back control of your health and your...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Paine, Lauran.

Summary: "Todd Duncan barely escapes a lynch mob who believes he murdered the express agent in town. The only way to convince them that he's innocent is to track down the real killer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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Rafkin, Louise

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.8 RAF

Brafman, Ori.

Summary: A journey into the hidden psychological influences that derail our decision-making. Why is it so difficult to end a doomed relationship? Why do we listen to advice just because it came from someone "important"? Why are we more likely to fall in love when there's danger involved? Here, organizational thinker Ori Brafman and his brother, psychologist Rom Brafman, answer these questions and more....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2008

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Ted Daffan

Format: notated music

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Music 1948

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1 available in Sheet Music, Call number: SHM

Basran, Gurjinder

Summary: Grief is a creature of many faces as Simran discovers when her mother, the lynchpin of her family, dies. Faced with the disintegration of her marriage and her estrangement from her own daughter, she struggles to make sense of her world and how things have come to be. With her mother’s death, Simran is haunted by memories and questions for which she has no answers. As the life she has carefully...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAS

LaFray, Joyce.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hearst Books 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5972 LAF

Foer, Jonathan Safran

Summary: Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, "Eating Animals" explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits--from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth--and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.3 FOE

Foer, Jonathan Safran

Summary: "A monumental new novel from the bestselling author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, "Here I am." How do we fulfill our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOE

Prinja, Raman

Summary: Introduces "all aspects of space, from the sun and our solar system to the lives of stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond"--Publisher marketing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Big Picture Press, an imprint of Candlewick Press 2019

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Saran, Suvir.

Summary: The author, born and raised in India and an acclaimed New York City restaurateur and chef, tells the story of moving to the country to raise goats, alpacas, ducks, geese, and chicken on 67 acres. Accompanied by more than 80 recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.59747 SAR