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    • The bad beginning
      The bad beginning
      by Lemony Snicket
      After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
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    • The frackers : the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters
      The frackers : the outrageous inside story of the new billionaire wildcatters
      Gregory Zuckerman.
      "The riveting, untold story of the men who are transforming global energy. In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world's fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened. The Frackers tells the dramatic tale of how a group of ambitious and headstrong wildcatters ignored the ridicule of experts and derision of colleagues to pursue massive, long-overlooked deposits. Against all odds, they changed the world-and made astonishing fortunes in the process. Zuckerman's exclusive access enabled him to get close to men like George Mitchell, who developed a new way to drill for gas in shale rock; Harold Hamm, who discovered so much oil he's now worth more than the estate of Steve Jobs; and Aubrey McClendon, who lost more than $2 billion on a misguided gambit. Zuckerman shows how the frackers are now using their wealth to shake up Hollywood, education, politics, sports, and other fields, much like the Rockefellers and Gettys before them. He also explores the debate over the environmental risks of fracking, and whether those risks are worth it for the United States to achieve energy independence and for the rest of the world to follow"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Leaving time
      Leaving time
      Jodi Picoult.
      " For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother's whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest. The first is Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons--only to later doubt her gifts. The second is Virgil Stanhope, a jaded private detective who originally investigated Alice's case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they'll have to face even harder answers. As Jenna's memories dovetail with the events in her mother's journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers" -- from Random House web site.
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    • Love is the drug
      Love is the drug
      Alaya Dawn Johnson.
      Emily Bird is an African American high school senior in Washington D.C., member of a privileged medical family, on the verge of college and the edge of the drug culture, and not really sure which way she will go--then one day she wakes up in the hospital with no memory of what happened.
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    • Shoe-la-la!
      by Karen Beaumont
      Four girls go in search of the perfect pair of party shoes.
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    • Sleepy time
      Sleepy time
      Gyo Fujikawa.
      As night approaches, sleepy children prepare for bed. Also shows how different animals sleep.
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    • Sidney Sheldon's chasing tomorrow
      Sidney Sheldon's chasing tomorrow
      Tilly Bagshawe.
      "Tracy Whitney never thought she wanted to settle down. With her suave and handsome partner, Jeff Stevens, she'd been responsible for some of the world's most astounding heists, relishing the danger and intensity of life on the wild side. But there is still one thing missing from Tracy's perfect life: a baby. At first "going straight" feels like a new adventure. But as the months pass and Tracy's longed for pregnancy doesn't happen, she finds herself yearning for the adrenaline rush of the old days. When a mysterious and beautiful stranger enters their lives, Tracy and Jeff's once unbreakable partnership is suddenly blown wide open. Jeff wakes one morning to find Tracy gone, vanished without a trace. For more than a decade, a broken Jeff struggles to carry on knowing Tracy is out there somewhere. But the rest of the world believes Tracy Whitney is dead . . . until a series of murders leads a tenacious French detective to her doorstep. Eleven victims, in ten different cities, over nine years--all of the cities where Tracy pulled off some of her most brilliant capers. Someone is targeting her, manipulating a series of disturbing events and raising terrifying ghosts she thought were dead and buried. Once again, this clever woman finds herself out on the edge, playing the odds in a desperate game of roulette. But this time, she's got everything to lose--including the man she cannot forget. Tomorrow has come at last. But it isn't the future Tracy bargained for" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Midwinterblood
      Marcus Sedgwick.
      "Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant"--Provided by publisher.
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    • Ready for a scare?
      Ready for a scare?
      written by P.J. Night.
      When Kelly and some friends have a webcam sleepover while her parents are stranded in a snowstorm out of town, Kelly tries to scare her friends with creepy tricks.
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    • The world's greatest conspiracies : history's biggest mysteries, cover-ups, and cabals
    • Most evil : Avenger, Zodiac, and the further serial murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel
      Most evil : Avenger, Zodiac, and the further serial murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel
      Steve Hodel with Ralph Pezzullo.
      The author compiles an astonishing amount of never-before-seen visual, circumstantial, and forensic evidence to prove that his father--Dr. George Hill Hodel--was among the most prolific serial killers in history, beginning as a young man and continuing to kill throughout his long life of ninety-one years. Among his crimes are dozens of unsolved murder cases stretching back sixty years.
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    • Inheritance : or, The vault of souls. Book 4
      Inheritance : or, The vault of souls. Book 4
      Christopher Paolini.
      The young Dragon Rider Eragon must finally confront the evil king Galbatorix to free Alagaesia from his rule once and for all.
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    • Top secret twenty-one [text (large print)]
      Top secret twenty-one [text (large print)]
      Janet Evanovich.
      Stephanie Plum is back in an all-new adventure from #1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich. This time Stephanie's in deep. To get to the bottom of the mess, she's going to have to keep things "Top Secret."
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    • Savage Wolverine. [Vol. 2], Hands on a dead body
    • Avengers World. Volume 2, Ascension
    • The orchard of lost souls
      The orchard of lost souls
      Nadifa Mohamed.
      "Takes place in Hargeisa in 1987, and charts the descent of Somalia into civil war through the entwined lives of three women"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Nanzan guide to Japanese religions
      Nanzan guide to Japanese religions
      edited by Paul L. Swanson and Clark Chilson.

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    • A thousand splendid suns
      A thousand splendid suns
      Khaled Hosseini.
      From the Publisher: After more than two years on the bestseller lists, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years-from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding-that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love-a stunning accomplishment.
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    • Defend and betray
    • Deception
      Naomi Chase.
      Acquitted of murder, Tamia tries to reclaim all that she's lost, including her ex, while her sister Fiona, who betrayed Tamia to save her own skin, finally scores a rich boyfriend, but both must keep a secret in order to survive.
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    • Hiroshige : Meisho Edo hyakkei = One hundred famous views of Edo
    • Literati modern, bunjinga from late Edo to twentieth-century Japan : the Terry Welch collection at the Honolulu Academy of Arts
    • Ukiyo-e : the art of the Japanese print
    • The age of ice : a novel
      The age of ice : a novel
      J.M. Sidorova.
      Cursed with longevity and an immunity to the cold, a lovelorn eighteenth-century Russian noble traverses two hundred years of history and three continents while investigating the truth about his strange physiology.
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    • Woodblock kuchi-e prints : reflections of Meiji culture
    • Consciousness : the science of subjectivity
    • Addicted
      Zoe Reynard's perfect life--marriage to her childhood sweetheart, a thriving business, and three wonderful children--begins to unravel as she begins to lose control, fails to get her husband to open up to her sexually, and embarks on three extramarital affairs.
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