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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.
Genre(s):
Prisoners of war Burma -- Fiction
FICTION / War & Military
FICTION / Historical
FICTION / Literary

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334 p.

Kit Level: Adult

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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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New Jim Crow, The : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
(Alexander, Michelle)
Argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race.
Genre(s):
Non-fiction
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Criminal justice, Administration of
African American prisoners

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325 p.

Kit Level: Adult

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Nickel boys, The (Hardback)
(Whitehead, Colson, )
In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men." In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy. (This kit contains hardback books).
Genre(s):
Abuse of administrative power -- Fiction
African American boys Abuse of -- Fiction
Racism -- Fiction
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Pages:
213 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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Normal people: [a novel] (Hardback)
(Rooney, Sally)
At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her job at Marianne's house, a strange and indelible connection grows between the two teenagers--one they are determined to conceal. --Amazon.com
Genre(s):
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
College students
First loves
Social classes
Dublin (Ireland)
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273 p.

Kit Level: Adult

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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.
Genre(s):
Young women England -- Fiction
England Social life and customs Fiction
Love stories

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286 p

Kit Level: Adult

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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]
Genre(s):
Fiction

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69 p

Kit Level: Kids

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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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