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2009 May


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Rick Steves' Travel as a Political Act
Rick Steves' Travel as a Political Act
by Rick Steves
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Travel connects people with people. It helps us fit more comfortably and compatibly into a shrinking world. And it inspires creative new solutions to persistent problems facing our nation. We can’t understand our world without experiencing it... (read more)

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The Hero of Ages: Mistborn Trilogy #03
The Hero of Ages: Mistborn Trilogy #03
by Brandon Sanderson
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Who is the Hero of Ages? To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness---the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists---is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more powerful earthquakes.... (read more)

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The True Meaning of Smekday
The True Meaning of Smekday
by Adam Rex
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It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity ("Tip") Tucci is assigned to write five pages on "The True Meaning of Smekday" for the National Time Capsule contest, she's not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling... (read more)

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Lavinia
Lavinia
by Ursula K Le Guin
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From a masterful writer of myth and fantasy, a beautiful reimagining of one of the most pivotal characters in Virgil's Aeneid   As the story goes, Virgils hero fights to claim the kings daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to build an empire.... (read more)

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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom (P.S.)
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham—the brilliant Cambridge scientist, freethinking intellectual, and practicing... (read more)

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Glass
Glass
by Ellen Hopkins
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Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it's all the same: a monster. And once it's got hold of you, this monster will never let you go. Kristina thinks she can control it. Now with a baby to care for, she's determined to be the one deciding... (read more)

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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (Mysterious Benedict Society)
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (Mysterious Benedict Society)
by Trenton Lee Stewart
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Puzzles, games, and an irresistible sense of adventure highlight this sequel to "The Mysterious Benedict Society," in which the fabulous foursome goes on an unexpected search to find Mr. Benedict himself. Illustrations.... (read more)

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Pygmy
Pygmy
by Chuck Palahniuk
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"Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival midwestern American airport greater _____ area. Flight _____. Date _____. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name: Operation Havoc." Thus speaks Pygmy, one of a... (read more)

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Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness
Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness
by Lisa M. Hamilton
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A century of industrialization has left the food system riddled with problems, yet for solutions people look to nutritionists and government agencies, scientists and chefs. Hamilton asks: Why not look to the people who grow the food?... (read more)

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The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #05)
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #05)
by Rick Riordan
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Percy Jackson is not normal. He's got ADHD and attention deficit, and he's been kicked out of every school he's ever attended. Now he discovers he's a half blood: half human, half Olympian god. But his problems are only beginning. Someone has stolen Zeus'... (read more)

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Sunnyside
Sunnyside
by Glen David Gold
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A great American novel, Sunnyside contains multitudes. Glen David Gold follows his bestselling debut (Carter Beats the Devil) with an audaciously imagined history of Hollywood at the start of World War I, so unceasingly vibrant that even the book's... (read more)

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The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
by Brian M Fagan
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In this troubling but well-told tale, Fagan walks us through the history of world climate change — and how it has affected the rise and fall of civilizations. Perfect for fans of history and the environment alike.... (read more)

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Careless in Red
Careless in Red
by Elizabeth George
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He found the body on the forty-third day of his walk . . . Devastated by the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. But no... (read more)

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Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire! (Fancy Nancy)
Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire! (Fancy Nancy)
by Jane O'Connor
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For the fanciest girl around, the outdoors are out of this world Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, set out to explore the fascinating world of wildflowers, trees, leaves, birds, and, of course, butterflies in their exclusively glamorous Explorers... (read more)

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Not Becoming My Mother: And Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way
Not Becoming My Mother: And Other Things She Taught Me Along the Way
by Ruth Reichl
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Unabridged CDs, 2 CDs, 2 hours Read by the author Bestselling author Ruth Reichl examines her mother's life, giving voice to the universal unarticulated truth that we are grateful not to be our mothers.... (read more)

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Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
Ratio: The Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
by Michael Ruhlman
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Behold the awesome power of the ratio (also known as a "fraction," but don't let that stop you). But beware: this book may lead to a life of recipe-free cooking, of culinary experimentation, and of actually using (careful, now) a kitchen scale!... (read more)

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Saga of Seven Suns #07: The Ashes of Worlds
Saga of Seven Suns #07: The Ashes of Worlds
by Kevin J Anderson
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Galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and the factions of humanity are pitted against each other. Heroes rise and enemies make their last stands in the climax of an epic tale seven years in the making. Acclaim for... (read more)

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Crobots: Twenty Amigurumi Robots to Make
Crobots: Twenty Amigurumi Robots to Make
by Nelly Pailloux
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Amigurumi--Japanese for cute, little stuffed dolls. (See cute book cover if you're having trouble with the translation.) It's the latest and hottest craft craze among young and trendy crafters. Crobots features a 20-strong army of charming, cuddly... (read more)

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Secret Son
Secret Son
by Laila Lalami
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Raised by his mother in a one-room house in the slums of Casablanca, Youssef El Mekki has always had big dreams of living another life in another world. Suddenly his dreams are within reach when he discovers that his father--whom he'd been led to believe... (read more)

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God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
by Christopher Hitchens
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Hitchens takes on his biggest subject yet--the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. With insight and wit, he describes the ways in which religion is man-made, immoral, and repressive and argues for a new enlightenment through science and... (read more)

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