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Toni Jordan - 2008 - Love stories - No preview available
Grace Vandenburg is in love with numbers; she has been since she was eight years old. Every morning she brushes her hair 100 times, checks the number of bristles in her toothbrush and walks 920 paces to the local café. There is a cool precision ...
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Under the Lemon Trees

Bhira Backhaus - 2009 - Fiction - Limited preview
A beautifully written debut novel of a young Indian woman struggling between embracing her heritage and fitting in as an American In Oak Grove, California, 1976, there are as many Sikh temples as Christian churches, the city council has prints ...
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A Map of Home

Randa Jarrar - 2008 - Fiction - Limited preview
Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mother and a Palestinian father, narrates the story of her childhood in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt (to where she and her family fled the 1990 Iraqi invasion), and her family's last ...
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Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story

Evan I. Schwartz - 2009 - Literary Criticism - Limited preview
Explores the origins of L. Frank Baum's classic tale "The Wizard of Oz," evaluating the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum's parable of the American dream, and describing the people, places, and events that inspired ...
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Serafina67 *urgently Requires Life*

Susie Day - 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - Limited preview
Fifteen-year-old Sarah tracks on a blog her efforts to meet her "New Blog Resolutions," especially to be happy again by the anniversary of "The Incident," despite her father's impending remarriage to the Monster, her mother's unhappiness, and ...
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