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Sacrifice
(Bolton, S. J.)
In this masterful debut that starts off as a mystery and becomes much more, Tora Hamilton is an outsider at her new home on the rocky, windswept Shetland Islands, a hundred miles from the northeastern tip of Scotland. Though her husband grew up here, it's the first time he's been back in twenty years. Digging in the peat on their new property, Tora unearths a human body, at first glance a centuries-old bog body, interesting but not uncommon. But realizing that the body is in fact much newer, that the woman's heart has been cut out, and that she was killed within a few days of bearing a child, Tora, herself an obstetrician, becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her―even when the police, her colleagues, and eventually her husband warn her against getting involved. Sacrifice is a bone-chilling, spellbinding debut about secrets worth killing for that will grip readers from its beginning to its startling end.
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Women surgeons -- Fiction
Women Crimes against -- Fiction
Murder Investigation -- Fiction
Legends Scotland Shetland -- Fiction

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379 p.

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Silver Linings Playbook
(Matthew Quick)
After Pat Peoples and his wife Nikki separate, he goes to live with his parents but everything seems changed. No one wants to talk to him about Nikki, his old friends are busy with their families, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as therapy. He meets Tiffany, a clinically depressed widow, who offers to act as a liaison between the couple if Pat will give up watching football, agrees to perform in the Dance Away Depression competition and not tell anyone about their contract.
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Fiction; Divorced Men; Widows; Depression; Denial; Humorous Stories

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289

Kit Level: Adult

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Sisters brothers
(deWitt, Patrick, )
When a frontier baron known as the Commodore orders Charlie and Eli Sisters, his hired gunslingers, to track down and kill a prospector named Herman Kermit Warm, the brothers journey from Oregon to San Francisco, and eventually to Warm's claim in the Sierra foothills, running into a witch, a bear, a dead Indian, a parlor of drunken floozies, and a gang of murderous fur trappers
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Brothers -- Fiction
Gold miners -- Fiction
Frontier and pioneer life West (U.S.) -- Fiction
Western stories

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328 p.

Kit Level: Adult

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Sixth extinction: an unnatural history
(Kolbert, Elizabeth.)
Provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
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Nonfiction

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319 p

Kit Level: Adult

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Skeletons on the Zahara: a true story of survival
(King, Dean, )
A masterpiece of historical adventure, Skeletons on the Zahara chronicles the true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the perilous heart of the Sahara.
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Nonfiction

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351

Kit Level: Adult

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Smoke gets in your eyes: and other lessons from the crematory
(Doughty, Caitlin, )
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.
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Nonfiction; Undertakers and undertaking United States -- Biography
Undertakers and undertaking -- Anecdotes
Cremation

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241 p

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Songs of Willow Frost: a novel
(Ford, Jamie.)
With his friend Charlotte, twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese-American boy, escapes from a Seattle orphanage determined to find his mother Willow and discover his connection to the exotic film star
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Orphanages -- Fiction
Mother and child -- Fiction
Actress -- Fiction


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Speak
(Anderson, Laurie Halse.)
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect of Melinda's freshman year in high school [Kit added 1/2017]
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Fiction

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197

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Stone Fox
(John Reynolds Gardiner)
Junior Fiction (85 pages) Recommended for Grades 3-5. Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the prize money from a dog sled race he enters. [Kit added 02/2011]
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Fiction

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85 p

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Storied life of A.J. Fikry, The
(Zevin, Gabrielle.)
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life
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Fiction


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Stranger in the woods: the extraordinary story of the last true hermit
(Finkel, Michael )
"For readers of Jon Krakauer and The Lost City of Z, a remarkable tale of survival and solitude--the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for twenty-seven years. In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even in winter, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water, to avoid freezing to death. -- Publisher description
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Hermits Maine Smithfield Region -- Biography
Recluses Maine Smithfield Region -- Biography
Thieves Maine Smithfield Region -- Biography

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191 p

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