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Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Title Great Circle
Author Maggie Shipstead
Publisher Knopf
Release Date 2021-05-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9780525656982
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! “Great Circle is a masterpiece . . . One of the best books I’ve ever read.” —J. Courtney Sullivan "A breathtaking epic . . . This is a stunning feat." —Publishers Weekly #1 IndieNext Pick *A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 according to O, The Oprah Magazine; Lit Hub; She Reads; Town & Country; Esquire; and Bustle* An unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost—Great Circle spans Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles. After being rescued as infants from a sinking ocean liner in 1914, Marian and Jamie Graves are raised by their dissolute uncle in Missoula, Montana. There--after encountering a pair of barnstorming pilots passing through town in beat-up biplanes--Marian commences her lifelong love affair with flight. At fourteen she drops out of school and finds an unexpected and dangerous patron in a wealthy bootlegger who provides a plane and subsidizes her lessons, an arrangement that will haunt her for the rest of her life, even as it allows her to fulfill her destiny: circumnavigating the globe by flying over the North and South Poles. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance in Antarctica. Vibrant, canny, disgusted with the claustrophobia of Hollywood, Hadley is eager to redefine herself after a romantic film franchise has imprisoned her in the grip of cult celebrity. Her immersion into the character of Marian unfolds, thrillingly, alongside Marian's own story, as the two women's fates--and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times--collide. Epic and emotional, meticulously researched and gloriously told, Great Circle is a monumental work of art, and a tremendous leap forward for the prodigiously gifted Maggie Shipstead.

Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin

Title Morningside Heights
Author Joshua Henkin
Publisher Pantheon
Release Date 2021-06-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781524748364
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Ohio-born Pru Steiner arrives in New York in 1976, she follows in a long tradition of young people determined to take the city by storm. But when she falls in love with and marries Spence Robin, her hotshot young Shakespeare professor, her life takes a turn she couldn’t have anticipated. Thirty years later, something is wrong with Spence. The Great Man can’t concentrate; he falls asleep reading The New York Review of Books. With their daughter, Sarah, away at medical school, Pru must struggle on her own to care for him. One day, feeling especially isolated, Pru meets a man, and the possibility of new romance blooms. Meanwhile, Spence’s estranged son from his first marriage has come back into their lives. Arlo, a wealthy entrepreneur who invests in biotech, may be his father’s last, best hope. Morningside Heights is a sweeping and compassionate novel about a marriage surviving hardship. It’s about the love between women and men, and children and parents; about the things we give up in the face of adversity; and about how to survive when life turns out differently from what we thought we signed up for.

It Takes A Village Books by Chuck Robinson

Title It Takes a Village Books
Author Chuck Robinson
Publisher Village Books
Release Date 2010-06-01
Category Booksellers and bookselling
Total Pages 212
ISBN 9780984238941
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It Takes a Village Books is the story of an idea that became a bookstore and a bookstore that became a central part of the community. The book chronicles thirty years of the publishing and bookselling business-both here and abroad. It recounts some local and national censorship and privacy incidents, and offers a glimpse into the future of the book and bookstores. Along the way you'll meet four U.S. Presidents, a U.K. Prime Minister, dozens of authors, and quite a few interesting booksellers. It's also a personal story of two people who found their passion and turned it into a life.

Title Village Books Guide to Self Publishing
Author Lindsey McGuirk
Publisher Village Books
Release Date 2009-10-01
Category Authors and publishers
Total Pages 97
ISBN 9780984238910
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title An Emotion of Great Delight
Author Tahereh Mafi
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2021-06-01
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780062972439
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From bestselling and National Book Award–nominated author Tahereh Mafi comes a stunning novel about love and loneliness, navigating the hyphen of dual identity, and reclaiming your right to joy—even when you’re trapped in the amber of sorrow. It’s 2003, several months since the US officially declared war on Iraq, and the American political world has evolved. Tensions are high, hate crimes are on the rise, FBI agents are infiltrating local mosques, and the Muslim community is harassed and targeted more than ever. Shadi, who wears hijab, keeps her head down. She's too busy drowning in her own troubles to find the time to deal with bigots. Shadi is named for joy, but she’s haunted by sorrow. Her brother is dead, her father is dying, her mother is falling apart, and her best friend has mysteriously dropped out of her life. And then, of course, there’s the small matter of her heart— It’s broken. Shadi tries to navigate her crumbling world by soldiering through, saying nothing. She devours her own pain, each day retreating farther and farther inside herself until finally, one day, everything changes. She explodes. An Emotion of Great Delight is a searing look into the world of a single Muslim family in the wake of 9/11. It’s about a child of immigrants forging a blurry identity, falling in love, and finding hope—in the midst of a modern war.

Title Missing from the Village
Author Justin Ling
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-09-29
Category Political Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780771048647
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The tragic and resonant story of the disappearance of eight men -- the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur -- from Toronto's queer community, and the failures of the social and political systems which allowed the cases to go unsolved for so long. In 2013, the Toronto Police Service announced that the disappearances of three missing men -- Skandaraj Navaratnam, Abdulbasir Faizi, and Majeed Kayhan -- from Toronto's gay village were, perhaps, linked. On paper, an investigation continued for a year, but remained "open but suspended." By 2015, investigative journalist Justin Ling had begun to put in multiple requests to speak to the investigators on the case. Meanwhile, more men would go missing, and police would continue to deny that there might be a serial killer. On January 18, 2018, Bruce McArthur, a landscaper, would be charged with three counts of first-degree murder. In February 2019, he was convicted of eight counts of first-degree murder. This extraordinary book tells the complete story of the McArthur murders. Based on more than five years of in-depth reporting, this is also a story of police failure, of how the gay community failed its own, and the story of the eight men who went missing and the lives they left behind. In telling that story, Justin Ling uncovers the latent homophobia and racism that kept this case unsolved and unseen. This gripping book reveals how police agencies across the country fail to treat missing persons cases seriously, and how policies and laws, written at every level of government, pushed McArthur's victims out of the light and into the shadows.

Title Palestinian Village Histories
Author Rochelle Davis
Publisher Stanford University Press
Release Date 2011
Category History
Total Pages 328
ISBN 0804773130
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book chronicles the local histories written by modern Palestinians about their villages that were destroyed in the 1948 war.

Title Souls in the Hands of a Tender God
Author Craig Rennebohm
Publisher Beacon Press
Release Date 2008
Category Religion
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0807000426
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Offers a minister's stories about his work with homeless people on the streets of Seattle who are suffering from mental illness and who are in desparate need of psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support.

If The World Were A Village by David J. Smith

Title If the World Were a Village
Author David J. Smith
Publisher Kids Can Press Ltd
Release Date 2020-03-03
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781553377320
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This bestseller is newly revised with updated statistics, new activities and completely new material on food security, energy and health. By shrinking the planet down to a village of just 100 people, children will discover how to grow up global and establish their own place in the world village.

Title The Witchcraft of Salem Village
Author Shirley Jackson
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2011-02-02
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780307779885
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba. When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook a community to its foundations.

Rachel And Her Children by Jonathan Kozol

Title Rachel and Her Children
Author Jonathan Kozol
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2011-06-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780307764195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Extraordinarily affecting....A very important book....To read and remember the stories in this book, to take them to heart, is to be called as a witness." THE BOSTON GLOBE There is no safety net for the millions of heartbroken refugees from the American Dream, scattered helplessly in any city you can name. RACHEL AND HER CHILDREN is an unforgettable record for humanity, of the desperate voices of the men, women, and especially children, and their hourly struggle for survival, homeless in America.

111 Trees by Rina Singh

Title 111 Trees
Author Rina Singh
Publisher Kids Can Press Ltd
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 36
ISBN 9781525301209
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A boy grows up to make positive change in his community. After suffering much heartache, Sundar decides change must come to his small Indian village. He believes girls should be valued as much as boys and that land should not be needlessly destroyed. Sundar’s plan? To celebrate the birth of every girl with the planting of 111 trees. Though many villagers resist at first, Sundar slowly gains their support, and today, over a quarter of a million trees grow in his village. A once barren, deforested landscape has become a fertile, prosperous one where girls can thrive. Sure to plant seeds of hope in children. Improving the world is within everyone’s reach.

This Same Sky by Naomi Shihab Nye

Title This Same Sky
Author Naomi Shihab Nye
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2008-06-24
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1439108188
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A multicultural anthology of poems represents the poetic voices, observations, traditions, and stories of people from some sixty countries around the world.

Title The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village
Author Anonim
Publisher David C Cook
Release Date 2010
Category Ability
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781434702470
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This contemporary parable about spiritual empowerment shares a timeless truth: God has a special purpose for you which can be unlocked through the instruction manual for how you operate which he has left for you. You can fulfill that purpose through the help of His Spirit. A powerful lesson based on Acts 1:8 perfectly told for little hearts.

Title Life in a Longhouse Village
Author Bobbie Kalman
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
Release Date 2001
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 0778703703
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The people who lived in the northeastern woodlands belonged to many nations and spoke many languages including Iroquoian and Algonkian. Life in a Longhouse Village was a way of life all of the nations shared. Children will learn about the fascinating lifestyle of these hunters and farmers and discover what life was like in a longhouse clan.

A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson

Title A Town Called Solace
Author Mary Lawson
Publisher Knopf Canada
Release Date 2021-02-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780735281288
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestselling author Mary Lawson, acclaimed for digging into the "wilderness of the human heart", is back after almost a decade with a fresh and timely novel that is different in subject but just as emotional and atmospheric as her beloved earlier work. A Town Called Solace--the brilliant and emotionally radiant new novel from Mary Lawson, her first in nearly a decade--opens on a family in crisis: rebellious teenager Rose been missing for weeks with no word, and Rose's younger sister, the feisty and fierce Clara, keeps a daily vigil at the living-room window, hoping for her sibling's return. Enter thirtyish Liam Kane, newly divorced, newly unemployed, newly arrived in this small northern town, where he promptly moves into the house next door--watched suspiciously by astonished and dismayed Clara, whose elderly friend, Mrs. Orchard, owns that home. Around the time of Rose's disappearance, Mrs. Orchard was sent for a short stay in hospital, and Clara promised to keep an eye on the house and its remaining occupant, Mrs. Orchard's cat, Moses. As the novel unfolds, so does the mystery of what has transpired between Mrs Orchard and the newly arrived stranger. Told through three distinct, compelling points of view--Clara's, Mrs. Orchard's, and Liam Kane's--the novel cuts back and forth among these unforgettable characters to uncover the layers of grief, remorse, and love that connect families, both the ones we're born into and the ones we choose. A Town Called Solace is a masterful, suspenseful and deeply humane novel by one of our great storytellers.

Crash by Rachel Michelberg

Title Crash
Author Rachel Michelberg
Publisher She Writes Press
Release Date 2021-04-27
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781647420338
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rachel likes to think of herself as a nice Jewish girl, dedicated to doing what’s honorable, just as her parents raised her to do. But when her husband, David, survives a plane crash and is left with severe brain damage, she faces a choice: will she dedicate her life to caring for a man she no longer loves, or walk away? Their marriage had been rocky at the time of the accident, and though she wants to do the right thing, Rachel doesn’t know how she is supposed to care for two kids in addition to a now irrational, incontinent, and seizure-prone grown man. And how will she manage to see her lover? But then again, what kind of selfish monster would refuse to care for her disabled husband, no matter how unhappy her marriage had been? Rachel wants to believe that she can dedicate her life to David’s needs, but knows in her heart it is impossible. Crash tackles a pervasive dilemma in our culture: the moral conflicts individuals face when caregiving for a disabled or cognitively impaired family member.

Title The Elephants Guide to Hide and Seek
Author Kjersten Hayes
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date 2020-04-07
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781728230016
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Elephants are great at many things...playing hide-and-seek is not one of them. The Elephant Hobby and Sport League is here to help all those frustrated, always "found" elephants out there with The Elephants' Guide to Hide-and-Seek. This handy guide offers sympathy, support, and superior hiding solutions to elephants who long to overcome their size disadvantage when playing hide-and-seek. A hilarious tongue-in-cheek book perfect for elephants and their best human pals. Readers of Have You Seen Elephant? will love this silly elephant game of hide and seek, and all its handy tips and tricks for hiding!

Playing With Languages by Amy L. Paugh

Title Playing with Languages
Author Amy L. Paugh
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date 2012-09-30
Category Education
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780857457615
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over several generations villagers of Dominica have been shifting from Patwa, an Afro-French creole, to English, the official language. Despite government efforts at Patwa revitalization and cultural heritage tourism, rural caregivers and teachers prohibit children from speaking Patwa in their presence. Drawing on detailed ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of video-recorded social interaction in naturalistic home, school, village and urban settings, the study explores this paradox and examines the role of children and their social worlds. It offers much-needed insights into the study of language socialization, language shift and Caribbean children's agency and social lives, contributing to the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of children's cultures. Further, it demonstrates the critical role played by children in the transmission and transformation of linguistic practices, which ultimately may determine the fate of a language.

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

Title Hollow Kingdom
Author Kira Jane Buxton
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2019-08-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781538745816
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A finalist for the 2020 Thurber Prize for American Humor! "The Secret Life of Pets meets The Walking Dead" in this big-hearted, boundlessly beautiful romp through the Apocalypse, where a foul-mouthed crow is humanity's only chance to survive Seattle's zombie problem (Karen Joy Fowler, PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author). S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (i.e. "those idiots"), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. But when Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, S.T. starts to think something's not quite right. His tried-and-true remedies—from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis—fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he suddenly discovers that the neighbors are devouring one other. Local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of Seattle's dangerous new predators. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a cowardly crow whose only knowledge of the world comes from TV. What could possibly go wrong?