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Par George O'Brien. 2006
Georgetown University professor George O'Brien provides the biographical background of the four masters of Irish literature and an in-depth analysis…of their greatest works. O'Brien discusses the very qualities that set these works apart and the "Irishness" that characterizes each of them. 2006.
Par Robert J Randisi. 1999
Kansas, 1883. Lancaster, a gunfighter, is confronted by a man who mistakenly believes himself to be Lancaster's target. In the…showdown, a girl is accidentally killed. The guilt-ridden Lancaster gives up on life and loses himself in the bottle, until another child in distress presents him with an opportunity for personal redemption. 1999.
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 Amy Goldman Koss. 2000
Candace, popular leader of a middle school clique, manipulates and ostracizes other kids. Her former friends (each telling her story)…are hurt and embarrassed, but gradually realize that there are more important issues than being cool. For grades 5-8. 2000.
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 Grace Livingston Hill. 1982
Elizabeth is confronted by her brother's murderer who claims he loves her. She flees across the wilderness and meets an…unusual man. This gentleman's protection and her strong Christian faith help her survive. 1982, c1908.
Par Ellen Howard. 1999
In Victorian England ten-year-old orphan Emma Deane has already spent three years working in a silk factory when she stumbles…upon a job on a canal boat--a job that supplies her with food, fresh air, and love. Grades 4-7. 1999.
Par Dennis Lehane. 2008
Boston, early twentieth century. Policeman Danny Coughlin goes undercover to infiltrate Bolsheviks and anarchists who are recruiting immigrants and workers…to cause civil strife. Soon Danny sympathizes with their plight, befriending his family's Irish maid and an African American fugitive. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2008.
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 Lynne Cherry. 1990
When a man walks into the rain forest and begins to chop down a great kapok tree, all the different…animals that live in the tree try to convince him of the importance of sparing their home. Grades K-3 and older readers. 1990.
Par Jim Wallis. 2008
What will it take to solve the biggest issues of our time? Jim Wallis, the man who changed the conversation…about faith and politics, has traveled the United States and found a nation hungry for a politics of solutions and hope. He shows us that a revival is happening, as people of faith and moral conviction seek common ground for change. c2008.
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 Gore Vidal. 2000
Fictional coverage of the American cultural and political scene from 1939, when the U.S. debated entering World War II, until…1954 after the Korean War. Caroline Sanford, producer-actress and Washington newspaper publisher, and her journalist nephew provide insider views on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's and Harry Truman's terms of office. Bestseller. 2000.
Par Joan Hess. 2005
Bookstore owner Claire Mallow and her deeply sarcastic teenage daughter, Caron, accept a customer's offer to stay in her palatial…home while work is being done on their house. No sooner are they ensconced than disquieting events start to occur. The owner turns out not to be who she claimed; and a dead body keeps turning up. 2005.
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.