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Beartown: a novel
(Backman, Fredrik, )
People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.
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Beekeeper's apprentice, (The) or, On the segregation of the queen
(King, Laurie R.)
In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees in Sussex when a young woman literally stumbles onto him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern, twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective. They are soon called to Wales to help Scotland Yard find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator, a case of international significance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's past. Full of brilliant deduction, disguises, and danger, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, the first book of the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries, is "remarkably beguiling" (The Boston Globe).
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Private investigators England -- Fiction
Women detectives England -- Fiction
Young women England -- Fiction
England Fiction

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: [life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity]
(Katherine Boo)
Annawadi is a settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are filled with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees a fortune beyond counting in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal.
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Nonfiction; Urban poor India; Bombay (India) Economic conditions of the 21st century

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256

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Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: a novel, The
(Deborah Moggach)
When Dr. Ravi Kapoor's cousin sets up a retirement home in India, Ravi's father-in-law is one of its first guests, but what the renovation lacks in promised amenities and luxury, it makes up for in adventure, stunning beauty, and unexpected love.
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Fiction: Older People; Old Age Homes

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320

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Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, The
(Timothy Egan)
Narrates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire of August, 1910, and Teddy Roosevelt's pioneering conservation efforts that helped turn public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of theforest service with consequences felt in the fires of today. [Nonfiction 283 pages] [Added September 2011] [39093070018817]
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Bold Spirit
(Linda Lawrence Hunt)
This is the forgotten story of Helga Estby and her daughter, Clara, who leave Spokane in 1896 to walk to New York City on a $10,000 wager. The money, if won, will prevent the loss of the family homestead. The women face extreme cold and heat, hunger and exposure on their way east across Victorian America. [Nonfiction 301 pages] [Added 8/10] [39093047156807]
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Book Thief, The
(Markus Zusak)
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. [Fiction 576 pages] [Added January 2011]
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Fiction

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Border Songs
(Jim Lynch)
An extremely tall dyslexic is pushed away from his family's Washington dairy farm to join the Border Patrol, where he indulges his obsessions with birds and art while occasionally catching smugglers and illegal immigrants on the British Columbian border. [Fiction 304 pages] [Added March 2011] [39083066792300]
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Fiction

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Bossypants
(Tina Fey)
From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy. [Nonfiction 275 pages] [Added 3/2013] [39093074798794]
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Boys In the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, The
(Brown, Daniel, )
Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.
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Nonfiction; Sports & Recreation: Boating
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404

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Breakfast With Buddha
(Roland Merullo)
At the behest of his sister, Otto Ringling finds himself reluctantly accompanying her guru, an enigmatic Mongolian monk, on a trip through Middle America to their childhood home, introducing his passenger to some American "fun" along the way. [Fiction 320 pages] [Added 1/10] [39093047159256]
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