Holes
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This is the story of Stanley Yelnats. Cursed with horrible luck because of his 'no-good, dirty, rotten, pig-stealing, great-great-grandfather', he finds himself at Camp Green Lake as punishment for a crime he didn't actually commit. Louis Sachar has written a wonderful coming-of-age story about an awkward boy who finds he's not actually as bad off as he thought.
Soldier's Heart
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Lovers of American History will enjoy this story about a young boy who leaves his family's rural home to fight in the Civil War on the Union Side.
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies
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After Ruby's mother dies, she's sent to live with the father she's never met. The father she has loathed for years for leaving her mother when he found out she was pregnant with Ruby. But after getting to know her famous father, Actor Whip Logan, she discovers that not only is he not as horrible as she thought, but that there are two sides to every story and it's about time she heard her father's side.
Anna Karenina
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Although lengthy and filled with Russian cultural references, this is a great read for all who enjoy the classics. It is the story of Anna, who gives up everything she has for the love of Count Vronsky. Running parallel is the story of Konstantin Levin who tries multiple times to convince Ekaterina Scherbatskaya to marry him, with varying success. Leo Tolstoy has written a classic tale of love, heartache, and self-discovery, set against the backdrop of Russian society.
My Sister's Keeper
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Anna has spent her entire life keeping her older sister Kate alive. Conceived as a donor match for her dying sister, she wouldn't even be alive if Kate hadn't been diagnosed with cancer. Now, at 12 years old, Anna is suing her parents for the rights to her own body. All she wants is the right to say no to another painful and potentially harmful medical procedure. But Anna may be risking her sister's life, as well as the happiness of the entire family. Jodi Picoult has written a wonderful story that reminds us that sometimes in life there are no easy decisions.
Moby Dick
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Herman Melville's classic novel tells the story of Ishmael, a young man who sets sail from Nantucket aboard a whaling ship. Along the way he meets some very interesting characters, such as Queequeg, Elijah, and Starbuck. Under the guidance of Captain Ahab, the Pequod sets out on a quest to find The White Whale.
Something Borrowed
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Rachel and Darcy have been best friends almost their entire lives. Rachel is the quiet one, the lawyer, the good girl. Darcy is the wild one, always the party girl. After decades of living in Darcy's shadow, Rachel does the unspeakable: she gets drunk and wakes up in bed next to Darcy's fiance, Dexter. Now, Rachel and Dex have an important decision to make. Do they tell Darcy? Or do they forget it ever happened?
Dial 'M' for Mischief
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After the death of their father, and the evidence that says he committed murder before ending his own life, the Sunshine sisters band together to solve his cold cases and prove his innocence. Jolie is the middle sister. She left years before for Hollywood and is now a famous starlet. Sam Beckett is the man she left behind. He's been waiting for her for years, and he's not about to let this opportunity to be with the woman he loves pass him by.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic character, Sherlock Holmes, finds himself up against something otherworldly. In the English countryside, a ghostly, yet very deadly, giant hound is on the loose. All but one member of the Baskerville family has been murdered by this fiendish apparition, and Sherlock Holmes has been called in to save the only living heir to the family fortune, Sir Henry Baskerville.
The Captains
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William Shatner hosts this documentary about the Star Trek Captains: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, and Chris Pine. Interesting and informative (if frequently unintentionally hilarious), lovers of the franchise will enjoy this look at the men (and woman) who've boldly gone while seated in the captain's chair.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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This hilarious send-up from the Monty Python crew is so outrageous you can't help but laugh. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin portray King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they search for the Holy Grail, on 'horseback'. They'll encounter ferocious beasts disguised as white rabbits, fearsome knights who refuse to surrender defeat, unruly peasants, and a castle of truly absurd Frenchmen. They'll also have numerous intense debates, such as: how to tell if someone's a witch, where to find a shrubbery, and the migratory patterns of swallows (both African and European).
My Favorite Wife
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Cary Grant and Irene Dunne star in this romantic comedy about a man who finds himself married to two women at the same time. After his first wife, Ellen, went missing in a shipwreck seven years ago, Nick finally has her declared legally dead so he can get married again. On his honeymoon with his new wife, Bianca, he suddenly sees Ellen in the lobby of his hotel. Now he has to figure out which wife he wants to stay married to.

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