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An unusual and odd plant dealer, who is determined to clone the endangered orchid flower; leads the writer and reader on a tour to a strange flower-selling subculture of the rare orchid in Florida's swamps.
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Bailey, a young girl, finds it easier to remember what's important about love, life, and friendship while she and Granny Torrelli make soup.
Island of the Blue Dolphin
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This amazing book is based on a true story. When Karana is left alone on an island, she has to learn how to fend for herself and overcome many years of hardship, danger, and isolation.
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Elizabeth Smart, who went missing from Utah, tells her story as a young girl, being kidnapped from her bedroom and how she survived through her faith, courage, and loving family.
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A powerful book about a girl who finds a dog and through this dog her life becomes more rich and complete.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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This book is like nothing you have seen before - the story is told half in pictures, half in words. The drawings are amazing! The adventures of Hugo, an orphan who lives in a train station, will tug at your heart.
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Bill O'Reilly focuses on the humanity of Jesus Christ and gives detailed events that lead up to the murder of this most influential man in religion and in history.
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A great read about three black women who run away and end up on Bees farm. Each has a story to tell and a life in search of finding. It is full of emotions about love, loss and wisdom.
Color Dance
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Three dancers dressed in red, yellow, and blue are all set to stir up the rainbow. Watch them create a living kaleidoscope. This book uses great illustrations to teach about mixing primary colors.
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This is a true story how Julia Child's(Meryl Streep) life and cookbook inspired fledgling writer Julie Powell(Amy Adams) to whip up 524 recipes in 365 days.
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A great mystery with an amazing story told through the eyes of a dead supermodels brother and a detective caught up in the life of the rich and famous.
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This novel involves climate change and its potential impact on a global as well as on a personal level.
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This DVD is the true story of a teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcomes all odds to become a champion again.
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A story of sisters who are the least alike, a grandfather she has never known, and a place she and her half sister will soon inherit changes their lives forever.
The Last Promise
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In America, Eliana's story was that of a fairy tale. But in Italy, in the small, rustic village nestled in the Chianti countryside, Eliana found her husband to be a very different man. Over time he distances himself from her, leaving Eliana to care for their young son, struggling with the asthma that threatens to take his life. Although she longs for the romance she'd known in America, Eliana is happy as a mother and with the time she spends with her child; yet when fellow American, Ross Story, a deeply thoughtful man with a mysterious passion for art, arrives at the same villa, a chance encounter causes Eliana and Ross to look at their lives anew. And with their discovery that individuals change and grow, they can never forget that the bonds of family last forever.
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Along with her sister and dad, Reuben find himself on a cross-country search for his outlaw brother. This journey shows how family, love and faith can stand up to the most terrifying of enemies, the most tragic of fates.
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An uplifting story about marriage, a family and how stricken with tragedy brings out human resilience!
Lost December
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When Luke Crisp graduates from business school, his father, CEO and co-founder of Fortune 500 Crisp's Copy Centers, is ready to share some good news: he wants to turn the family business over to his son. but Luke has other plans. Taking control of his trust fund, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of reckless indulgence. But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled, alone, and too ashamed to ask his father for help, Luke secretly takes a lowly job at one of his father's copy centers. There he falls in love with a struggling single mother and begins to understand the source of personal joy.

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