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Maine
(J. Courtney Sullivan)
Descending on a family beach house won in a bet years earlier, three generations of women gradually impart difficult respective secrets including a pregnancy, a terrible crush and a deeply held resentment for past misdeeds. [Ficiton 509 Pages] [39093074789488] [Added 1/13]
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Maisie Dobbs
(Jacqueline Winspear)
Private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I. [Fiction 292 pages] [Added December 2011] [39093070008941]
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
(Helen Simonson)
Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner?. [Fiction 368 pages] [Added September 2011] [39093070002399]
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Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han Van Meegeren
(Jonathan Lopez)
Looks at the life of Dutch painter Hans Van Meegeren, who emerges as an ingenious, dyed-in-the-wool crook who plied the forger's trade far longer than he ever admitted in a detailed story of deceit in the art world. [Nonfiction 340 pages] [Added May 2011] [39093068921550]
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Man called Ove: a novel
(Backman, Fredrik, )
Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbour from hell'. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.
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Conduct of life -- Fiction
Negativism -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Intergenerational relations -- Fiction
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction

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Mansfield Park
(Jane Austen)
At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. There she accepts her lowly status, and gradually falls in love with her cousin Edmund, in Austen's classic novel. [Fiction 454 pages] [Added 6/10] [39093064974017]
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Martian chronicles, The
(Bradbury, Ray, )
Leaving behind a world on the brink of destruction, man came to the Red planet and found the Martians waiting, dreamlike. Seeking the promise of a new beginning, man brought with him his oldest fears and his deepest desires. Man conquered Mars -- and in that instant, Mars conquered him. The strange new world with its ancient, dying race and vast, red-gold deserts case a spell on him, settled into his dreams, and changed him forever. Here are the captivating chronicles of man and Mars -- the modern classic by the peerless Ray Bradbury.
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Space colonies -- Fiction
Mars (Planet) Fiction

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Martian: a novel, The
(Weir, Andy.)
"Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old 'human error' are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?" -- from publisher's web site
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Astronauts -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Mars (Planet)
Science fiction

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Martin Marten
(Doyle, Brian, )
Dave is fourteen years old, living with his family in a cabin on Oregon's Mount Hood. Dave will soon enter high school, with adulthood and a future not far off - a future away from his mother, father, his precocious younger sister, and the wilderness where he's lived all his life. And Dave isn't the only one approaching adulthood and its freedoms. Martin, a pine marten, is leaving his own mother and siblings and heading out on his own as well. As Dave and Martin set off on their own adventures, their lives, paths, and trails will cross, weave, and blend.
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Teenage boys -- Fiction
American marten -- Fiction
Oregon Fiction

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Maya's notebook
(Allende, Isabel)
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Fiction

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Me before you
(Moyes, Jojo, )
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose. Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life--steady boyfriend, close family--who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Will has always lived a huge life--big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel--and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy--but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common--a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
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Young women -- Fiction
Paraplegics -- Fiction

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Memoirs Of a Geisha
(Arthur Golden)
Because her mother is dying and her father old, Chiyo, nine, is sold to a wealthy geisha house in Gion where she learns her trade and works it in the 1930s and 1940s. [Fiction 434] [Added April 2011][39093068908078]
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Mister Pip
(Lloyd Jones)
On a copper-rich tropical island shattered by war, on which survival is a daily struggle, eccentric Mr. Watts, the only white man left after the other teachers flee, spends his day reading to the local children from Charles Dickens's classic "Great Expectations." [Fiction 256 pages] [Added January 2012] [39093070009063]
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Monique And the Mango Rains: Two Years With a Midwife in Mali
(Kris Holloway)
What is it like to live and work in a remote corner of the world and befriend a courageous midwife who breaks traditional roles? This is the inspiring true story of Monique Dembele, an accidental midwife who became a legend, and Kris Holloway, the young Peace Corps volunteer who became her closest confidante. [Nonfiction 240 pages] [Added 7/10] [39093047156898]
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Montana 1948
(Larry Watson)
Story of the events of the summer of the author's 12th year, which altered his view of his family and the world forever. [Fiction 169 Pages] [39093070010574] [Added 12/12]
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Moon Looked Down
(Dorothy Garlock)
Shunned by her long-time neighbors at the height of World War II, German immigrant Sophie Heller finds her family wrongfully blamed for a tragic train accident and is unexpectedly defended by a handsome high-school teacher. [Fiction 400 pages] [Added 6/10] [39093064990062]
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Mother Daughter Me
(Katie Hafner)
The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner's memoir of the year she and her mother Helen spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions. Katie urged Helen, set in her ways at 77, to move to San Francisco to live with her and Zoe, Katie's teenage daughter. Filled with fairy-tale hope that she and her mother would become friends, and that Helen would grow close to her exceptional granddaughter, Katie embarked on an experiment in intergenerational living that she would soon discover was filled with land mines. How these three women from such different generations learn to navigate their challenging, turbulent, and ultimately healing journey together makes for riveting reading.
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Nonfiction; Biography; Mothers & Daughters; Family Relationships

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Mudbound
(Hillary Jordan)
In 1946, Laura McAllan tries to adjust after moving with her husband and two children to an isolated cotton farm in the Mississipi Delta. [Fiction 324 pages] [Added 1/10] [39093047159561]
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My Abandonment
(Peter Rock)
Living with her father in a nature preserve in Portland, Oregon, thirteen-year-old Caroline only merges with the civilized world once a week when they go into the city, but an encounter with a backcountry jogger derails their entire existence. [Fiction 240 pages] [Added January 2011] [39093066792052]
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My Life In France
(Julia Child)
Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling." From the moment she and her husband Paul, who worked for the USIS, arrived in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn't speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu. She teamed up with two fellow gourmettes, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, to help them with a book on French cooking for Americans. Filled with her husband's beautiful black-and-white photographs as well as family snapshots, this memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. [Nonfiction 317 pages] [Added April 2011] [39093068908136]
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