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Par Barbara Crossette. 1998
In 1997 this New York Times journalist traveled across Asia, visiting the classic hill towns built by several colonial powers.…She recalls her journeys to these remote locations, discusses their history, and describes how each has evolved since being inherited by an independent nation. 1998.
Par John Bellairs, Brad Strickland, Edward Gorey. 1993
In this sequel to "The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring", Rose Rita Pottinger and Mrs. Zimmermann, the kindly neighbourhood…witch, are transported back to 1828. There they attempt to save the Weiss family from being destroyed by a wicked wizard. Grades 5-8. c1993.
Par Jim Murphy. 1995
An account of the conflagration that levelled much of Chicago in 1871. Chronicles events from the fire's outbreak and rapid…spread to its extinguishment by rain, as reported by survivors and in documents of the period. Examines the origins, circumstances, and official failures that contributed to the disaster. Grades 5-8. A 1996 Newbery Honor Book. c1995.
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 Lillian O'Donnell. 1996
Private investigator Gwenn Ramadge is hired to find out who is robbing guests on a cruise ship. While on board…she meets Minerva Aldrich, who (along with her sisters) inherited her late mother's prestigious dress company, Goddess Designs. When terminally ill Minerva is found dead in the pool, Ramadge's investigation expands to murder. 1996.
Par Lurlene McDaniel. 1999
When fourteen-year-old Beth's entire family is killed in a car accident, she has to live with her aunt and uncle…and spoiled cousin Terri in another state. Beth misses her family and friends terribly, but with help she learns to cope while never forgetting. For junior and senior high readers. 1999.
Par Sheri S Tepper. 1988
Events in the life of Stavia, from age ten to womanhood, at a time when human civilization has evolved into…a social system divided along gender lines. Women have taken over running the country, while the men live in closed military garrison with a gate to the outside world. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1989, c1988.
Cahill continues his study of civilizations, begun in "How the Irish Saved Civilization" (DC15036), with an extended look at the…Torah. He shows how events therein, especially the Jews' belief in one God and their ability to look at reality in a whole new way, influenced civilization. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Danielle Steel. 1997
After a ten-year marriage ends, all Charlie Waterston has now is the future. He is leaving his architectural job in…London and returning to New York. Too devastated to work, Charlie takes a leave of absence to go skiing in Vermont. But a snow storm leaves him stranded in Massachusetts, where a stay at a bed and breakfast changes his life forever. 1997.
Par Cynthia C DeFelice. 1998
Stuck on the face of a cliff while looking for fossils, sixth-grader Allie is guided to safety by a mysterious…voice. Other strange happenings lead Allie to believe she is dealing with a ghost, of a girl not unlike herself. Grades 4-7. c1998.
Par Tony Hillerman. 1998
Navajo tribal policeman Jim Chee arrests the poacher he finds standing over a dying police officer. But when Jim's mentor,…retired cop Joe Leaphorn, begins looking for a missing scientist last seen in that same area that same day, the case takes on new dimensions. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Robert Hellenga. 1998
A terrorist bomb planted in an Italian railway station in 1980 kills American student Cookie Woodhull. Sara, the middle daughter,…and Woody, the college-professor father, recount the long-term repercussions, including the family's separation. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1998.
Par Marjory Stoneman Douglas. 1997
Fiftieth-anniversary edition of the 1947 history and folklore of a North American region that had been viewed as a swampy…"wasteland." This volume includes two new chapters, describing efforts to restore and preserve this valuable source of wildlife and water. c1997.
Par Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
Par James H Webb. 1999
Ambassador Jay Marsh recounts serving as aide-de-camp to General Douglas MacArthur during the final days of World War II. Marsh…recalls the roles MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito played and the trial of Japan's general Yamashita. He also reminisces about his mistress and that of MacArthur. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1999.
Par Thomas Perry. 1998
Jane used to help people in trouble start over with new identities. Her new husband, Carey, convinced her to stop,…but now he needs her help. His mentor, a surgeon, is being falsely accused of murder and believes he will be killed. Meanwhile, someone is posing as Jane - and the impostor isn't out to help anybody. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 1998.
Par Iris Johansen. 1998
When the man who murdered Eve Duncan's daughter was executed, Eve lost the chance to find her daughter's body. Now,…as a forensic sculptor, she reconstructs faces to identify juvenile skulls. When a billionaire wants to hire her to work on a mysterious adult skull, she reluctantly agrees. Strong language and descriptions of violence. Bestseller. 1998. (The Eve Duncan series ; 1)
Par Cathleen Schine. 1998
A trip to the Galapagos Islands becomes an opportunity for self-discovery. Following the end of her six-month marriage, Jane Barlow…Schwartz seeks the solace of nature. But when the travel guide turns out to be Martha Barlow, her cousin and ex-best friend, Jane determines to find out why Martha ended their closeness. Some strong language. 1998.
Par Lewis H., ed Lapham, Peter T Struck. 1997
Selections from letters, memoirs, reports, and a few imaginary portrayals, presenting first-person descriptions of human tragedies. Illustrates the impact of…disasters on society, recounts instances of extreme brutality inflicted on groups and communities, explores the capacity for regeneration, and cites examples of people's responses to doomsday scenarios. 1998, c1997.
Par Lisa Samson. 2001
Poppy, a pastor's wife, begins to meet regularly with other local church ladies to pray for her friends. Poppy also…wrestles with her own concerns as a pastor's wife. This book combines finely grained family drama with quirky Christian women's domestic fiction. 2001.