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Narrow road to the deep north
(Flanagan, Richard, )
"A novel of love and war that traces the life of one man--an Australian surgeon--from a prisoner-of-war camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway during World War II, up to the present"-- Provided by publisher. In The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan displays the gifts that have made him one of the most acclaimed writers of contemporary fiction. Moving deftly from a Japanese POW camp to present-day Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo Evans and his fellow prisoners to that of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
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Prisoners of war Burma -- Fiction
FICTION / War & Military
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Literary

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334 p.

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Narwhal: unicorn of the sea
(Clanton, Ben, )
Junior Fiction (64 pages) Recommended for Grades 1-4. A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together. [Kit added 11/2017]
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Fiction

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64

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Neverwhere: a novel
(Gaiman, Neil)
After he helps a stranger on a London sidewalk, Richard Mayhew discovers an alternate city beneath London, and must fight to survive if he is to return to the London he knew
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Underground homeless persons -- Fiction
Underground areas -- Fiction
Businessmen -- Fiction
Subways -- Fiction

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370 p.

Kit Level: Adult

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Night Circus
(Erin Morgenstern)
A fierce competition is underway, a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. [Fiction 512 pages] [Added 2/2013] [39093074798745]
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Fiction

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512 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Nightingale, The
(Hannah, Kristin)
Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
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Sisters -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 France -- Fiction
Anti-Nazi movement France -- Fiction

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564 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Nix, The
(Hill, Nathan, )
It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson hasn’t seen his mother, Faye, in decades—not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s reappeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she’s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel’s help.
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Family secrets
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Self-realization -- Fiction

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732 p

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Northanger Abbey
(Austen, Jane, )
Charmingly imperfect Catherine Morland is invited to Northanger Abbey, the home of new friends. Hearing exaggerated reports of her wealth, the head of household General Tilney encourages a marriage between his son Henry and Catherine. Before matters can be settled, Catherine must learn to distinguish between books and real life, false friends and true.
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Young women England -- Fiction
England Social life and customs Fiction
Love stories

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286 p

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Not My Dog
(Colby Rodowsky)
Junior Fiction (69 pages) Recommended for Grades 2-4. Ellie, who is eight years old, has to give up her dream of getting a puppy after her parents agree to take in the dog that great-aunt Margaret can no longer keep. [Kit added 09/2009]
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Fiction

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69 p

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Nothing Daunted
(Dorothy Wickenden)
A captivating full-length book derived from a widely read and much beloved New Yorker piece about Wickenden's grandmother and her grandmother's best friend who left their affluent East Coast lives to "rough it" as teachers in the wilds of Colorado in 1916 [Nonfiction 226 pages] [Added 3/2013] [39093075191700]
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Nonfiction

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286 p

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