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Chasing The Dime

Author : Michael Connelly
ISBN : 9781409121770
Genre : Fiction
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Would you risk your life for a woman you've never met? A thriller about a simple wrong number that opens a line into terror. From the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. Henry Pierce has a whole new life - new apartment, new telephone, new number. When he checks his machine, he discovers messages for a woman named Lilly, and she is in some kind of serious trouble. Pierce is inexorably drawn into Lilly's world, and it's unlike any world he's ever known. It is a night-time world of escort services, websites, sex and secret identities. Pierce tumbles through a hole, abandoning his orderly life in a frantic race to save the life of a woman he has never met. Pierce traces Lilly's last days, but every step into her past takes him deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy - and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear...
Category: Fiction

Man Of The Year

Author : Lou Cove
ISBN : 9781250123978
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Hilarious and poignant" — People Magazine For one 1970’s family, the center may not hold, but it certainly does fold. In 1978 Jimmy Carter mediates the Camp David Accords, Fleetwood Mac tops charts with Rumours, Starsky fights crime with Hutch, and twelve-year-old Lou Cove is uprooted from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Salem, Massachusetts– a backwater town of witches, Puritans, and sea-captain wannabes. After his eighth move in a dozen years, Lou figures he should just resign himself to a teenage purgatory of tedious paper routes, school bullies, and unrequited lust for every girl he likes. Then one October morning an old friend of Lou’s father, free-wheeling (and free-loving) Howie Gordon arrives at the Cove doorstep from California with his beautiful wife Carly. Howie is everything Lou wants to be: handsome as a movie star, built like a god and in possession of an unstoppable confidence. Then, over Thanksgiving dinner, Howie drops a bombshell. Holding up an issue of Playgirl Magazine, he flips to the center and there he is, Mr. November in all his natural glory. Howie has his eye on becoming the next Burt Reynolds, and a wild idea for how to do it: win Playgirl’s Man of the Year. And he knows just who should manage his campaign. As Lou and Howie canvas Salem for every vote in town – little old ladies at bridge club, the local town witch, construction workers on break and everyone in between – Lou is forced to juggle the perils of adolescence with the pursuit of Hollywood stardom. Man of the Year is the improbable true story of Lou’s thirteenth year, one very unusual campaign, and the unexpected guest who changes everything.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Underground Heart

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ISBN : 0816520348
Genre : Literary Collections
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The award-winning author returns to his roots in the Southwest, driving the highways of New Mexico and Texas, and writing about the changing landscape and a thriving and diverse border culture.
Category: Literary Collections

The Instructor

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00036225J
Genre : Education
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Castle Garden

Author : Bill Albert
ISBN : 1877946672
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The adventures of a mute boy in the West at the turn of the century. He is Meyer Libermann, 11, who runs away from his rich family in New York to join Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, the first of his many jobs. He discovers a land quite different from the one portrayed in the dime novels, the roaming cowboy replaced by the robot-like factory worker and the posse no longer hunts bandits, but striking mine workers.
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Deadly Excitements

Author : Robert Sampson
ISBN : UOM:39015014955010
Genre : Fiction
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History of the American pulp magazine. Includes such titles as The Shadow, Black Mask, Weird Tales, Scientic Detective Monthly and Scarlet Adventuress as well as characters like Doc Savage, Captain Future, The Spider, Phantom Detective, The Whisperer and Senorita Scorpion, quick-trigger blonde from Old Texas.
Category: Fiction

American Indian Stereotypes In The World Of Children

Author : Arlene B. Hirschfelder
ISBN : 0810836122
Genre : Education
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Examines how children perceive the American Indian and clears up misconceptions about Indian culture and history, and features commentaries on the school mascot issue, Native Americans in the military, and Thanksgiving.
Category: Education