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Absolutist (The)
(Boyne, John)
Tristan Sadler, a gay soldier, recalls his time spent fighting in World War I and the intensity of his friendship with Will Bancroft, a soldier who became a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor
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Fiction, Soldiers, Gay Men

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309 p

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Alias Grace
(Margaret Eleanor Atwood)
Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a 16-year-old Canadian housemaid convicted of murder in 1843 who spent the next 30 years in an assortment of jails and asylums, where she was often exhibited as a star attraction. Dr. Simon Jordan, engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace, listens to the prisoner's tale with a mixture of sympathy and disbelief, and uses the tools of the then rudimentary science of psychology. Booker Prize Finalist.
Genre(s):
Fiction

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468 p

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All systems red
(Wells, Martha, )
A murderous android discovers itself in "All Systems Red", a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial intelligence. In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid -- a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
Genre(s):
Life on other planets -- Fiction
Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction
Artificial intelligence -- Fiction
Androids -- Fiction
Robots -- Fiction

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152 p

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All the light we cannot see: a novel
(Doerr, Anthony, )
A blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure.
Genre(s):
Fiction

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539p

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And the Mountains Echoed
(Khaled Hosseini)
Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations. Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything.
Genre(s):
Fiction - Families, Interpersonal Relations, Brothers & Sisters, Afghanistan, Historical Fiction

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421

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And then there were none
(Christie, Agatha,)
Ten houseguests, trapped on an isolated island, are the prey of a diabolical killer. A famous nursery rhyme is framed and hung in every room of the mansion: Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine--When they realize that murders are occurring as described in the rhyme, terror mounts. Who has choreographed this dastardly scheme? And who will be left to tell the tale?
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Fiction - Mystery

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300

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Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
(Lorna Landvik)
Join the five women who form this book club and share the triumphs, tragedies, hardships, joys and sorrows of their lives over the course of 30 years. [Fiction 404 pages] [39093063349625]
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Fiction

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404 p

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Another roadside attraction
(Robbins, Tom)
A clairvoyant girl enthralled by the mysterious beauty of butterflies marries the son of Congo missionaries, and the newlyweds set up a roadside zoo.
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Humorous fiction

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337 p

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Arcadia
(Lauren Groff)
In a haunting story of the American dream, Bit, born in a back-to-nature commune in 1970s New York State, must come to grips with the outside world when the commune eventually fails. [Fiction 289 pages] [Added 11/13] [39093075976639]
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Fiction

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291 p

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Art forger: a novel, The
(Shapiro, Barbara A., )
Boston painter Claire Roth has survived financially by painting reproductions, so when influential gallery owner Aiden Markel arrives with a bizarre proposal--her own show if she will forge a copy of a Degas, one of the pictures stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum--she says yes. As she works, Claire and Aiden become lovers, but she doesn't tell him about her discovery that the stolen Degas is itself a copy. This knowledge is Claire's lifeline when the finished forgery is discovered, Aiden and then Claire are both arrested, and only she can save them
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Art Forgeries -- Fiction
Art forgers -- Fiction
Suspense fiction


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Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's lost Pacific empire : a story of wealth, ambition, and survival
(Stark, Peter, )
Documents the 1810 to 1813 expedition, financed by millionaire John Jacob Astor and encouraged by Thomas Jefferson, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest
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Nonfiction

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