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Walk, The
(Evans, Richard Paul.)
What would you do if you lost everything--your job, your home, and the love of your life--all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he's tempted by his darkest thoughts but then decides to take a walk, heading for the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. The people he encounters along the way, and the lessons they share with him, will save his life
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Voyages and travels -- Fiction
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Diary fiction
FICTION / General


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Watsons go to Birmingham--1963, The
(Christopher Paul Curtis)
Junior Fiction (210 pages) Recommended for Grades 4-12. The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963. (Newbery Honor, 1996 & Coretta Scott King Award Honor, 1996) [Kit added 09/2009]
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Fiction

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Wednesday Letters
(Jason F. Wright)
After the deaths of their parents, three siblings return home to make funeral arrangements and find boxes full of love letters that their father wrote to their mother each week on Wednesday, uncovering the shocking truth about the past. [Fiction 280 pages] [Added 1/10] [39093047159355]
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Fiction

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Weslandia
(Paul Fleischman)
Easy Fiction (40 pages) Recommended for Grades PreK-4. Wesley's garden produces a crop of huge, strange plants which provide him with clothing, shelter, food, and drink, thus helping him create his own civilization and changing his life. [Kit added 11/2012]
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Fiction

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Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
(Stacey O'Brien)
Chronicles the author's rescue of an abandoned barn owlet, from her efforts to resuscitate and raise the young owl through their nineteen years together, during which the author made key discoveries about owl behavior. [Nonfiction 235 pages] [Added October 2011] [39093070002415]
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Westing Game, The
(Ellen Raskin)
Junior Fiction (216 pages) Recommended for Grades 5-8. The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance. (Newbery Award, 1979) [Kit added 09/2009]
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Fiction

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What Was Lost
(Catherine O'Flynn)
Twenty years after her brother is hounded from his home by rumors about his alleged role in a young girl's disappearance, Lisa and her security guard friend become increasingly curious about a child they glimpse on a mall's surveillance cameras. [Fiction 256 pages] [Added 10/09] [39093063352355]
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Fiction

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When You Reach Me
(Rebecca Stead)
Junior Fiction (199 pages) Recommended for Grades 4-7. As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space. [Kit added 10/2011]
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Fiction

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Where Lilacs Still Bloom
(Jane Kirkpatrick)
One woman, an impossible dream, and the faith it took to see it through. German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager possesses only an eighth-grade education--and a burning desire to create something beautiful. What begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes Hulda's driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife. Through the years, seasonal floods continually threaten to erase her Woodland, Washington garden and a series of family tragedies cause even Hulda to question her focus. In a time of practicality, can one person's simple gifts of beauty make a difference? Based on the life of Hulda Klager, Where Lilacs Still Bloom is a story of triumph over an impossible dream and the power of a generous heart. 'Beauty matters... it does. God gave us flowers for a reason. Flowers remind us to put away fear, to stop our rushing and running and worrying about this and that, and for a moment, have a piece of paradise right here on earth.' [Fiction 363 Pages] [39093073280315] [Added 11/12]
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Fiction

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Where the Red Fern Grows
(Wilson Rawls)
Junior Fiction (212 pages) Recommended for Grades 4-8. A young boy living in the Ozarks achieves his heart's desire when he becomes the owner of two redbone hounds and teaches them to be champion hunters. [Kit added 09/2009]
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Fiction

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Whistling Season
(Ivan Doig)
Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent Rose and her brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project. [Fiction 345 pages] [Added December 2011] [39093070004684]
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Fiction

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Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
(Strayed, Cheryl,)
Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State--and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.
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Biography - Hiking & Backpacking, Pacific Crest Trail

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson
(John Green & David Levithan)
Young Adult Fiction (310 page) Recommended for Grades 9-12. When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both. [Kit added 10/2011]
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Wintergirls
(Laurie Halse Anderson)
Young Adult Fiction (278 pages) Recommended for Grades 9-12. Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder. [Kit added 3/2011]
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Fiction

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Wonder
(R. J. Palacio)
Junior Fiction. (315 pages) Recommended for Grades 3-7. Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. [Kit added 10/2013]
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Fiction

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Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story Of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
(Timothy Egan)
Presents an oral history of the dust storms that devastated the Great Plains during the Depression, following several families and their communities in their struggle to persevere despite the devastation. [Nonfiction 340 pages] [Added 10/09] [39093063352363]
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Nonfiction


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Wrinkle in Time, A
(Madeleine L'Engle)
Junior Fiction (202) Recommended for Grades 5-9. Meg and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government. [Kit added 04/2011]
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Fiction

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