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Par Leonard Maltin. 1997
An account of radio's early years from 1920 to the 1950s. Draws upon interviews with radio show writers, directors, actors,…and announcers to present an "anecdotal history" of the dominant form of home entertainment during that era. c1997.
Par Jeffrey Archer. 1998
Connor Fitzgerald has worked for the CIA for twenty-eight years, although his family thinks he works for Maryland Insurance. Now…his boss, Helen Dexter, is out to destroy him. After Connor manages to eliminate a Colombian presidential candidate, he is sent to Russia--supposedly at the president's request--to assassinate a candidate there. But Connor is the one scheduled to die. 1998.
Par Lisa Appignanesi, Ma Yan, Pierre Haski. 2005
Ma Yan is a teenager from Ningxia, China, a drought-stricken rural area. Education can be the difference between a life…of crushing poverty and a better future, but money is scarce. Ma Yan's diary chronicles her struggle to escape hardship and bring prosperity to her family, through her persistent, sometimes desperate, attempts to continue her schooling. Grades 4-7 and older readers. 2002, 2004. Uniform title: Journal de Ma Yan.
Par Elmer Kelton. 1999
Texas Panhandle, 1883. Cowboys refuse to be stigmatized as drinkers and exploited by the wealthy cattle owners who don't pay…decent wages. The ranchers also want to take away the cowboys' rights to own cattle because they believe it would lead to thieving. When rumours of such anti-ownership legislation travel to the cowboys, they decide to fight back by holding a strike. Descriptions of violence and strong language. 1971.
Par Mary Higgins Clark. 1980
While in Westlake Hospital, Katie DeMaio sees a woman's body being carried to a car in the middle of the…night. The next day the woman is found dead and declared a suicide. 1980.
Par David Baldacci. 2002
Journalist Tom Langdon takes a cross-country train from the East Coast to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his girlfriend.…On the trip he meets a host of zany characters, including one who happens to be his former lover. Sparks fly until Tom's girlfriend shows up in Chicago. Bestseller. 2002.
Par Janette Oke. 1995
Berta Berdette grows increasingly resentful and jealous of her vivacious, outgoing, younger sister Glenna. Berta struggles for her sense of…self-identity and worth in the eyes of God and her family. Sequel to "Too long a stranger", followed by "A gown of Spanish lace". 1995. (Women of the West ; 10)
Par Jane Louise Curry. 2005
James Parrett resents his musician parents' focused lifestyle and constant performing. While visiting London, he discovers a time portal that…takes him to the year 1600, where he joins a group that sings and performs for Queen Elizabeth. James, now nicknamed the "Black Canary," discovers his love for music, but is also forced to decide whether he will remain in his new life or return to his home and family. Grades 5-8. 2005.
Par James Patterson, Maxine Paetro. 2009
The Women's Murder Club investigates the brutal death of street person Bagman Jesus. Meanwhile detective Lindsay Boxer reluctantly examines the…high-profile case of young socialite couple Isa and Ethan Bailey, who mysteriously died in their sleep. 2009.
Par Tina Packer. 2004
Ten of Shakespeare's best-known plays retold as stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado about Nothing, Macbeth, The Tempest,…Othello, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and King Lear. Includes a brief introduction to Shakespeare's life and times. Grades 5-8. 2004.
Par Pete Hautman. 2003
Lucy Szabo has a theory that diabetics were the original vampires hundreds of years ago and, as a diabetic, she…counts herself as a modern vampire. Visiting an online chatrooom using the name "Sweetblood", Lucy starts to get involved with a guy called Draco who claims to be a real vampire. As she gets more involved, her life begins to unravel around her, and her ability to regulate her blood sugar worsens. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. Senior high readers. 2003.
Par Maxine Trottier. 2004
In Québec in the early 1700's, Cécile defies convention when she buys Lesharo, a young Pawnee slave boy. Sworn to…protect her, Lesharo accompanies Cécile and her father on a perilous journey to the new fort at Détroit. Cécile hates life in the fort, where Lesahro is treated badly, and both yearn for freedom - until the terrible night when Cécile is forced to make a dreadful choice. Some violence. Grades 4-7. 2004.
Par Terry Brooks. 2005
Pen Ohmsford surrenders to the druids to help his captive friends and to reach Paranor, where he can enter the…Forbidding and rescue his aunt, the rightful high druid. When the druids imprison Pen, elven girl Khyber Elessedil undertakes to save him. Sequel to "Tanequil". Some violence. 2005.
Par Greg Mortenson. 2009
Author of "Three Cups of Tea" and cofounder of the Central Asia Institute chronicles his school-building efforts and promotion of…female literacy in remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Discusses Mortenson's long-term goals and shares anecdotes about those impacted by his work. Bestseller. 2009.
Par Christopher Reeve. 1998
Best known for his role as Superman, actor Reeve discusses his life and career before and after the 1995 horseback…riding accident that left him paralyzed. Reeve has faith that his injured spinal cord can eventually be repaired and is active in raising funds for research. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Scott Westerfeld. 2006
Fifteen-year-old Tally from "Pretties" (DC29400), her boyfriend Zane, and their boss Shay have been reconstructed into super-strong paramilitary "specials." When…they are sent to capture rebels who want to return to an unaltered state of mind, part of Tally wants to resist her programming. Some descriptions of violence. For senior high readers. Followed by "Extras" (DC32654). 2006. (Uglies series ; 3)
Par Judith Lennox. 1999
British biographer Rebecca Bennett, following a miscarriage and romantic breakup, is hired to write the life story of elderly dame…Tilda Franklin--a popular social activist. Rebecca falls for Tilda's grandson. Their relationship is threatened when she uncovers many family secrets--including a murder. 1999.
Par Marisha Pessl. 2006
Blue Van Meer, erudite daughter of an itinerant professor, settles into Stockton, North Carolina, for her senior year in an…elite high school. But she is unprepared for the death of a favourite teacher and some startling truths about her own family. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex and violence. Bestseller. 2006.
Par Xingjian Gao, Mabel Lee. 2000
A semi-autobiographical, philosophical novel by the Chinese Nobel laureate. The protagonist, in reprieve from death, wanders through the Chinese landscape…in search of Lingshan (Soul Mountain), describing his interior and exterior quests. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2000. Uniform title: Ling shan.
Par Elise Broach. 2005
Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of…a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbour, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school. 2006 Edgar Award finalist. Grades 4-7. 2005.