Summary: "This tender novel tells a universal story of struggle, loss, and ultimately, survival. Arcelia Perez left Puerto Rico for the American dream, but within a few years she's living on the tough side of Providence, Rhode Island with three children, no job, and a powerful heroin addiction. Through rotating narration, we meet a diverse cast of characters-most notably Arcelia's charming, street-savvy...
Publisher / Publication Date: Prospect Park Books 2016
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Summary: In the depths of winter, a killer stalks the city streets. His victims are two young women, both found with inexplicable puncture wounds. The police are running out of options. Deeply traumatised by a previous investigation, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. But with his father seriously ill, Harry reluctantly agrees to return to Oslo. He has no...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011
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Summary: The Civil war diaries and letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes. All For the Union is the eloquent and moving diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and left it four years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after fighting hard and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox.
Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1992
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Summary: Sarah Crowe left Atlanta to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant, a parapsychologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on the property. Tied to local legends of supernatural magic, accidents, and murders, the gnarled tree takes root in Sarah's imagination, prompting her to write her own...
Publisher / Publication Date: Roc 2009
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Summary: "Like James Ellroy's, My Dark Places, DOWN CITY is a gripping narrative built of memory and reportage, and Leah Carroll's portrait of Rhode Island is sure to take a place next Mary Karr's portrayal of her childhood in East Texas and David Simon's gritty Baltimore. Leah Carroll's mother, a gifted amateur photographer, was murdered by two drug dealers with Mafia connections when Leah was four...
Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017
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Summary: The occasionally irreverent misadventures of Rhode Island family, the Griffin's. The household includes parents Peter and Lois, their teenage son Chris and teenage daughter Megan. Brian is the family dog who is smarter than everyone in the house. Mutant baby Stewie makes numerous attemps to eradicate his parents and siblings.
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009
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Summary: When Mattie, seventeen, seeks out the reclusive Miyu, daughter of a famed escapologist, to indulge her secret desire to learn the craft, it leads to a friendship with classmate Will, who bears a huge secret of his own.
Publisher / Publication Date: Amberjack Publishing 2018
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Summary: For decades the Keatings have been the leading family along the Mount Hope waterfront. Cass--youngest sister of the generation currently running the family restaurant--has a passionate marriage with her fisherman husband Bill. Yet the strain of raising a hearing-impaired daughter is wearing their love thin. When disaster at sea puts Billy's life in danger, Cass must lean on her family for the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1993
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Summary: Rhode Island in the American Revolution: A Source Guide for Genealogists and Historians provides detailed information on the availability of manuscript and archival material that exists for the Ocean State for the period of the Revolutionary War along with listings of historical and genealogical studies that have been published and which supplement the original sources.
Publisher / Publication Date: 2014
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Summary: A ruthless psychopath with a long-held grudge unleashes a terrifying scheme of revenge on a small New England town in this tautly-paced, compelling thriller. Liza Plain, a Boston-based journalist hoping for her big break, is dreading spending Christmas in Shiloh, Rhode Island, with her difficult grandfather - until news of the disappearance of a retired local priest triggers her realization...
Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House Publishers 2017
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Summary: In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents' Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a German artist who is suspected of being a spy.
Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2001
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Summary: Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie ply their individual witcheries in contemporary Eastwick, Rhode Island, and are themselves bewitched by a dark, wealthy, decadent stranger.
Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1984
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Summary: To solve Rhode Island's budget crisis, the state's colorful governor, Attila the Nun, wants to legalize sports gambling; but her plan has unexpected consequences. Organized crime, professional sports leagues, and others who have a lot to lose--or gain--if gambling is made legal flood the state with money to buy the votes of state legislators. Liam Mulligan, investigative reporter for The...
Publisher / Publication Date: Forge, a Tom Doherty Associates Book 2015
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Summary: Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie return to the old Rhode Island seaside town where they indulged in wicked mischief under the influence of the diabolical Darryl Van Horne. Darryl is gone, and their lovers of the time have aged or died, but enchantment remains in the familiar streets and scenery of the village, where they enjoyed their lusty primes as free and empowered women. And, among the local...
Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2008
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Summary: Game warden Elsie Buttrick has just given birth to Dick's illegitimate daughter, Rose, and over the next 16 years the fiercely independent Elsie grapples with motherhood, aging, and love, and throws herself into a crusade to stop her land-grabbing brother-in-law from expanding his seaside resort. Meanwhile, Dick's wife, May, reconciles a public humiliation with an intense love for Rose. As...
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010
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Contents: Introduction: A Bullraker's Portrait -- Cove, Bay, and Bay -- The Feast of '85 -- Their Hardship, in Their Own Words -- Water in a Dry Boat -- Bullrake Men, Bullrake Women -- Eulogies and Secret Codes -- Young Guys -- Food or Money -- The Point of Quahogging -- The Man Who Doesn't Eat Quahogs -- Of Unions and Associations -- Old-Timers Gone -- The Coin of the Fish.
Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2012
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Summary: Presents information about the state of Rhode Island, its nickname, motto, and emblems.
Publisher / Publication Date: Hilltop Books 2000
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Summary: A tenacious lawyer, state official, and activist recounts her childhood in foster homes and on the streets with her four siblings, revealing a life of horrible abuse in the shadows between Manhattan and the Hamptons.
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2013
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Summary: The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie? Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You'd like to get to know Grace better. But it's difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can...
Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016