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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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337 p

Kit Level: Adult

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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
Genre(s):
Astronauts -- Fiction
Survival -- Fiction
Mars (Planet)
Science fiction

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369 p.

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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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309 p

Kit Level: Adult

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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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369 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue
(Kate DiCamillo)
Junior Fiction (80 pages) Recommended for Grades K-2. After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor. [Kit added 03/2011]
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Fiction

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80 p

Kit Level: Kids

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Mockingbird
(Kathryn Erskine)
Junior Fiction (235 pages) Recommended for Grades 4-7. Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father. [Kit added 11/2011]
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Fiction

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235 p

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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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268

Kit Level: Adult

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Mouse and the Motorcycle, The
(Beverly Cleary)
Junior Fiction (186 pages) Recommended for Grades K-4. A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling. [Kit added 10/2011]
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Fiction

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186 p

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