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Girl on the train, The
(Hawkins, Paula, )
After witnessing something shocking, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
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Railroad travel -- Fiction
Witnesses -- Fiction
Murder victims -- Fiction
Commuters -- Fiction
Alcoholics -- Fiction


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Girl waits with gun
(Stewart, Amy)
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters from city to country fifteen years ago. When a powerful, ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out Constance has a knack for outwitting (and disarming) the criminal element which might just take her back out into the world and onto a new path in life. Quick-witted and full of madcap escapades, Girl Waits with Gun is a story about one woman rallying the courage to stand up for and grow into herself--with a little help from sisters and sheriffs along the way.
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Sheriffs New Jersey Paterson -- Fiction
Policewomen New Jersey Hackensack -- Fiction
Silk Workers' Strike, Paterson, N.J., 1913 -- Fiction
Organized crime New Jersey -- Fiction

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404 p

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Girls Of Atomic City: The Untold Story Of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, The
(Denise Kiernan)
In this book the author traces the story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee through interviews with dozens of surviving women and other Oak Ridge residents. This is the story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history. The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was created from scratch in 1942. One of the Manhattan Project's secret cities, it did not appear on any maps until 1949, and yet at the height of World War II it was using more electricity than New York City and was home to more than 75,000 people, many of them young women recruited from small towns across the South. Their jobs were shrouded in mystery, but they were buoyed by a sense of shared purpose, close friendships, and a surplus of handsome scientists and Army men. But against this wartime backdrop, a darker story was unfolding. The penalty for talking about their work, even the most innocuous details, was job loss and eviction. One woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers. They all knew something big was happening at Oak Ridge, but few could piece together the true nature of their work until the bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan, and the secret was out. The shocking revelation: the residents of Oak Ridge were enriching uranium for the atomic bomb.
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Nonfiction - World War II, 1939-1945, Oak Ridge Tennessee, Women Employees, Official Secrets, United States History

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352

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Girls, The : a novel (Hardback)
(Cline, Emma)
Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park whom she perceives as enjoying a life of free and careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie Boyd becomes obsessed with gaining acceptance into their circle. Evie, grateful for their charismatic leader's attention, the sense of family the group offers, and the assurance of the girls, is swept into their chaotic cult existence. As things turn darker, her choices become riskier. A wonderfully written debut novel about the harm we can do, to ourselves and others, in our hunger for belonging and acceptance. -- adapted from NoveList and Publishers Weekly.
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Teenage girls -- Fiction
Communal living California -- Fiction
Nineteen sixties -- Fiction
Counterculture -- Fiction
Communal living THIS KIT CONTAINS HARDBACK BOOKS

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355 p

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Good luck of right now, The
(Quick, Matthew, )
When his mother dies, 38-year-old Bartholomew Neil, who doesn't know how to be on his own, discovers a letter in his mother's underwear drawer that causes him to write a series of highly intimate letters to actor Richard Gere, while embarking on a quest to find out where he belongs
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Fiction


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Great alone, The (Hardback)
(Hannah, Kristin)
Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims. (This kit consists of two containers of hardback books).
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Teenage girls -- Fiction
Abusive men -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
THIS KIT CONSISTS OF TWO CONTAINERS OF HARDBACK BOOKS

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440 p

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Grunt: the curious science of humans at war
(Roach, Mary, )
"'Grunt' tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them"-- Amazon.com
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Nonfiction; Military art and science

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272p

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Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The
(Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows)
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation. [Fiction 288 pages] [Added 10/09] [39093047175260]
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Fiction

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288 p

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