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Slouching towards Bethlehem : essays —Didion, Joan, author.

American novelist Joan Didion's first volume of nonfiction essays, first published in 1968, consisting of twenty works that reflect the atmosphere in America during the 1960s, especially in California.

Homer Price —McCloskey, Robert, 1914-2003.

Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage.

Keeper'n me —Wagamese, Richard, author.

When Garnet Raven was three years old, he was taken from his home on an Ojibway Indian reserve and placed in a series of foster homes. Having reached his mid-teens, he escapes at the first available opportunity, only to ...

The poisonwood Bible : a novel —Kingsolver, Barbara.

The family of a Baptist missionary begins to unravel after they embark on a 1959 mission to the Belgian Congo, where they find their lives transformed over the course of three decades.

Charlie and the great glass elevator —Dahl, Roald, author.

Taking up where "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" leaves off, Charlie, his family, and Mr. Wonka find themselves launched into space in the great glass elevator.

Pippi Longstocking —Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002.

Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.

Sadako and the thousand paper cranes —Coerr, Eleanor, 1922-

Hospitalized with the dreaded atom bomb disease, leukemia, a child in Hiroshima races against time to fold one thousand paper cranes to verify the legend that by doing so a sick person will become healthy.

Frenchman's creek —Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989, author.

To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband's remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all ...

Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America —Ehrenreich, Barbara, author.

Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, the author decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job, any job...

Fifth business —Davies, Robertson, 1913-1995.

Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross, and destined to be caught in a no-man's-land where memory, non-ficti...

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