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2009 May


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Lavinia
Lavinia
by Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher Comments
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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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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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 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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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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The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet
by Reif Larsen
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Twelve-year-old T.S. Spivet draws maps of train routes and water tables, maps of loneliness, the resilience of memory, even a map of his sister shucking corn. Author Reif Larsen notes, "I think I'm gently expanding the definition of the word map." And... (read more)

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Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Sanction
Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Sanction
by Eric Van Lustbader
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After so many adrenaline-soaked years risking his life, Jason Bourne is chafing under the quiet life of a linguistics professor. Aware of his frustrations, his academic mentor asks for help investigating the murder of a former student by a previously... (read more)

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The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know about Making an Independent Film
The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know about Making an Independent Film
by Reed Martin
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What's great about The Reel Truth isn't simply its usefulness, but its thoroughness. Martin doesn't gloss over the difficulties of the medium (filmmaking is a constant, uphill struggle, no matter how successful you are). Nor does he make any attempt to... (read more)

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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan
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The bestselling coauthor of Your Money or Your Life chronicles her quest to eat food produced within 10 miles of her home Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling author and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food... (read more)

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The Lazarus Project
The Lazarus Project
by Aleksandar Hemon
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The Lazarus Project, Hemon's latest novel, is about storytelling, the nature of memory and reality, and America's relationship to the rest of the world, both past and present. It's blackly funny, crackling with intelligence, and populated by realistic... (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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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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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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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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The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son
The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son
by Rupert Isaacson
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An extraordinary tale filled with heart, The Horse Boy tells the moving story of the Isaacson family’s quest to heal their son Rowan of autism. An inspiring journey for every reader.... (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 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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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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