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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks--A provocative book about cancer, racism, scientific ethics, and crippling poverty. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller is a popular choice for bookgroups.
Unbroken--On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.
Union Quilters -- Fervent abolitionism rules the day in 1862 Water's Ford, Pennsylvania. So when the local men answer Mr. Lincoln's call to arms, wives are left behind to keep the town functioning. Fortunately, the ladies of Elm Creek Valley have an ingenious plan.
Secret Soldier -- John Wells may have left the CIA, but it hasn't left him. A mysterious call brings a surprise meeting with Saudi King Abdullah, who believes there are forces plotting against him. Reluctantly, and with the secret blessing of the CIA, Wells goes undercover, but the more he learns, the more complicated things become. Soon he too is unsure whom to trust, in Saudi Arabia or Washington.
Devil's Food Cake Murder -- This novel finds the residents of Lake Eden, Minnesota, buzzing with activity. Perhaps busiest of all is Hannah Swensen, proprietor of The Cookie Jar, who is experimenting with a devil's food cake recipe. But no matter how hectic times may be, Hannah can always find time to help a friend--particularly a dead one.
Discovery of Witches -- Scholar Diana Bishop mistakenly requests a bewitched manuscript for her research. She belongs to a family of witches--but because she's avoiding using her powers in favor of scientific pursuits, she sends the manuscript back into storage. What she doesn't realize is, she's already started down a path toward a life she wants to avoid.
One Rough Man -- Pike Logan, a member of a highly covert intelligence organization known as the Taskforce that operates outside the boundaries of U.S. law, knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit: The real threat isn't from any nation, any government, any terrorist group. The real threat is one or two men, controlled by ideology, operating independently, in possession of a powerful weapon.
These Things Hidden -- Once the golden child of tiny Linden Falls, Iowa, Allison Glenn watches her reputation crumble as she is sent to prison for five years--convicted of a terrible crime. But what really happened that fateful night? Allison's younger sister is the only other person who knows the truth. Now out of prison, Allison is more desperate than ever to set the record straight, but the revelation of the truth could have far-reaching consequences.
One of our Thursdays is missing -- It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister?
Peter & Max -- When an unspeakable tragedy befalls a family of traveling minstrels, they become stranded and left for dead. Here in the heart of The Black Forest, Peter Piper and his older brother Max encounter ominous forces that will change them both irreparably. Thus begins an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day when their deadly conflict surfaces in the placid calm of modern-day Fabletown.
Shock of Gray : the aging of the world's population and how it pits young against old, child against parent, worker against boss, company against rival, and nation against nation -- Evaluates the economic and political ramifications of aging populations on three continents, addressing issues including the impact of disproportionate support systems and the challenges facing today's smaller families.
The Lakotas and the Black Hills : the struggle for sacred ground -- Ostler recounts the Lakota Sioux's loss of their spiritual homeland and their remarkable legal battle to regain it. Moving from battlefields to reservations to Supreme Court chambers, Ostler captures the strength that bore the Lakotas through the worst times and kept alive the dream of reclaiming their cherished lands.