The Flight Of Gemma Hardy
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A young girl at the mercy of unsympathetic relatives after her kindly uncle dies, a bit like a Dickens tale, this novel takes place in Scotland. Remaining strong with dreams of seeing Iceland and discovering her past as well as hoping to attend University in the future takes up her time; while searching for a home near the sea.
Everything I Know About Pirates
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Subtitled "A collection of make-up facts, educated guesses, and sill pictures about bad guys of the high seas.", this book had the library staff trying to stifle our laughter while reading it aloud to each other. A crazy spoof of non-fiction titles like Pirateology and Dragonology, this book may be enjoyed more by parents than their children.
Quiet
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A thought-provoking look at personality that often flies in the face conventional wisdom. A great read for both extroverts and introverts providing valuable insight into the workings of both personality types.
Double Cross
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Double Cross: the true story of the D-day Spies by Ben Macintyre True story of the group of Allied spies who spread misinformation about the D-day landing in WWII. Coming from all walks of life, each of the spies own life would make for an unbelievable story. However, the stories are all true.
The Grocer's Son
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Beautiful scenery, interesting plot, foreign film with subtitles.
The Marriage Of Sense And Soul
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Lucid overview of how science and religion could easily mesh. Exciting and clear ideas.
The Daughter Of Time
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Extremely well written. Inspector Grant in hospital is given a postcard of a famous man in history who was said to be a murderer. His police experience says no. Fascinating page turner.
Training The Mind And Cultivating Loving-Kindness
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A lucid guide to how and why to meditate.
Elephant Whisperer
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Anthony says it is more that Nana the elephant herd matriarch and the adolescent male elephant talk to him than the other way around.
Babylon's Ark
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South African's personal mission to save the Zoo animals being decimated during the Iraqui bombardment.
Incognegro
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Graphic novel about a black journalist able to pass as white in order to investigate lynchings in the South.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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This novel provides an informative and thought-provoking perspective of an individual with dual national identities in the United States in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

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