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The Glass Demon
The Glass Demon

The Glass Demon

By Grant Helen

Reviewed on: October 25, 2011 | Category: Teenagers

Teenager Lin Fox is a stranger in a strange land—Germany, where her father has come on a quixotic quest to locate a priceless artifact. The medieval (and possibly mythical) Allerheiligen stained glass is believed by some to be lost, by others to have been destroyed, and by virtually all to be haunted. A mysterious letter persuades Dr. Oliver Fox that he can be the one to find it—but someone else is determined to ensure that the glass stays hidden

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The Face on the Milk Carton
The Face on the Milk Carton

The Face on the Milk Carton

By Caroline B. Cooney

Reviewed on: October 25, 2011 | Category: Teenagers

The picture of a missing child printed on a milk carton attracts the attention of 15-year-old Jane Johnson. A glimpse of the girl's polka-dot dress causes memories to surface, and Jane begins to review her past and question her true identity. It is nearly impossible for Jane to perceive her loving parents as kidnappers; the task of gathering evidence and drawing conclusions proves less difficult than confronting the undeniable truth.

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Mandala
Mandala

Mandala: Luminous symbols for healing

By Judith Cornell, PH.D.

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

The mandala – a sacred circle, symbol of healing and wholeness, has been used from ancient times to the present in spiritual traditions around the globe. Drawing on her worldwide experience in helping people access innate healing capacities, Dr. Judith Cornell presents a dramatically self-empowering approach to well-being and self-knowledge.

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How Rude
How Rude

How Rude! : The teenagers guide to good manners, proper behavior, and not grossing people out

By Alex J. Packer, Ph.D.

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Categories: Adults, Teenagers

Nobody’s polite anymore. Why should you be? Because good manners are good for you. They impress people. They build self-esteem. They can help you get what you want from life, friends, fun, success, and respect. And they don’t cost anything. Most etiquette books are preachy and boring. This one keeps you laughing as you learn the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations, at home, in public, with friends, with strangers,

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100 ways America is screwing up the world
100 ways America is screwing up the world

100 ways America is screwing up the world

By John Tirman

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

What do Wal-Mart, Gangsta Rap, and SUVs have in common? They’re all among the hundred ways in which America is screwing up the world. The country that was responsible for many, if not most, of the twentieth century’s most important scientific and technological advancements now demonizes its scientists and thinkers in the twenty-first, while dumbing down its youth with anti-Darwin/ pro-“Intelligent Design” propaganda.

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Everyone loves you when you're dead
Everyone loves you when you're dead

Everyone loves you when you’re dead: journeys into fame and madness

By Neil Strauss

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

John Neil Straus “The Mike Tyson of interviewers” as he; •Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep Mötley Crüe out of jail & gets kidnapped by Courtney Love •Shoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his mother •Picks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dogg & prison survival tips from Rick James

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The Memory Palace
The Memory Palace

The memory palace

By Mira Bartok

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

“People have abandoned their loved ones for much less than you’ve been through,” Mira Bartok is told at her mother’s memorial service. It is a poignant yet truthful observation about the relationship between Mira, her sister, and their mentally ill mother. Although she loved her daughters and did her best to raise them well, Norma Herr began to fear that her daughters would be kidnapped, murdered, or raped.

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The Jewel of St. Petersburg
The Jewel of St. Petersburg

The Jewel of St. Petersburg

By Kate Furnivall

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

The young Valentina Ivanova is the darling of St. Petersburg’s elite aristocracy, charming them with both her classic Russian beauty and her talent for piano. But it is a scandal when she chooses her love, a Danish engineer, not from their stock, or even from Russian blood. Unbending in their opposition, her parents push her into an engagement with a Russian count.

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Miss New India
Miss New India

Miss New India

By Bharati Mukherjee

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

Anjali Bose’s prospects don’t look great. Born into a traditional lower-middle-class family, she lives in a backwater town with only an arranged marriage on the horizon. But her ambition charm and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her influential expat teacher Peter Champion. And champion her he does, both to powerful people who can help her along the way and to Anjali herself.

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The october killings
The october killings

The October Killings

By Wessel Ebersuhn

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

Abigail Bukula’s parents were killed in a massacre of antiapartheid activists by white apartheid security forces. Because a young soldier spoke up in her defense, she was spared. Now she’s a lawyer in the new government, but has never forgotten, Leon Lourens, the soldier who saved her life. So when he walks into her office twenty years later she vows to do whatever she can.

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