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Title Excellent daughters : the secret lives of young women who are transforming the Arab world

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Zoepf, Katherine, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did not exist in the Middle East. There were only children and married women. Today, young Arab women outnumber men in universities, and a few are beginning to face down religious and social tradition in order to live independently, to delay marriage, and to pursue professional goals. Hundreds of thousands of devout girls and women are attending Qur'anic schools--and using the training to argue for greater rights and freedoms from an Islamic perspective. And, in 2011, young women helped to lead antigovernment protests in the Arab Spring. But their voices have not been heard. Their stories have not been told. In Syria before its civil war she documents a complex society in the midst of soul searching about its place in the world and about the role of women. In Lebanon, she documents a country that on the surface is freer than other Arab nations but whose women must balance extreme standards of self-presentation with Islamic codes of virtue. In Abu Dhabi, Zoepf reports on a generation of Arab women who've found freedom in work outside the home. In Saudi Arabia she chronicles driving protests and women entering the retail industry for the first time. In the aftermath of Tahrir Square, she examines the crucial role of women in Egypt's popular uprising. Deeply informed, heartfelt, and urgent, Good Daughters brings us a new understanding of the changing Arab societies--from 9/11 to Tahrir Square to the rise of ISIS--and gives voice to the remarkable women at the forefront of this change"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.

Title The things we keep

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Hepworth, Sally, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Format: Books
Summary "Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease at only thirty-eight years old, knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. She also knows there's just one other resident her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life at Rosalind House. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke. When Eve Bennett is suddenly thrust into the role of single mother she finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna's and Luke's families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Let the people rule : Theodore Roosevelt and the birth of the presidential primary

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Cowan, Geoffrey, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt's controversial 1912 campaign describes how he unsuccessfully challenged close friend William Howard Taft for the nomination, established key practices in primary elections, and created a new political party.

Title The flood girls : a novel

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Fifield, Richard, 1975-
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Even dogs in the wild

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Rankin, Ian, author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Series: An Inspector Rebus novel, Thorndike Press large print mystery
Format: Books

Title Hours count

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:42am
Author Cantor, Jillian
Edition: Large print edition.
Format: Books

Title Orphan X

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Hurwitz, Gregg Andrew, author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic
Format: Books

Title The spring at Moss Hill

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Neggers, Carla, author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic
Format: Books

Title Death of an alchemist : a Bianca Goddard mystery

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Lawrence, Mary, 1959-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "For years, alchemist Ferris Stannum has devoted himself to developing the Elixir of Life, the reputed serum of immortality. Having tested his remedy successfully on an animal, Stannum intends to send his alchemy journal to a colleague in Cairo for confirmation. Instead he is strangled in his bed and his journal is stolen. As the daughter of an alchemist herself, Bianca is well acquainted with the mystical healing arts. As her husband, John, falls ill with the sweating sickness, she dares to hope Stannum's journal could contain the secret to his recovery. But first she must solve the alchemist's murder. As she ventures into a world of treachery and deceit, Stannum's death proves to be only the first in a series of murders--and Bianca's quest becomes a matter of life and death, not only for her husband, but for herself..." --Page 4 of cover.

Title Backhand smash

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Gregson, J. M.
Format: Books

Title 1944 : FDR and the year that changed history

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Winik, Jay, 1957-
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2015-2016
Series: Thorndike press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Format: Books

Title And then all hell broke loose : two decades in the Middle East

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Engel, Richard, 1973- author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Format: Books

Title No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Aldrin, Buzz.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image 9781426216497.jpg
Summary "Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life--both in outer space and on Earth--in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the Moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: "Second comes right after first": NASA protocol should have meant he was first on the Moon, but rules changed just before the mission; how he learned to be proud of being the second man on the Moon; "Look for opportunities, not obstacles": Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut; failure is an opportunity to learn to do better; "Always maintain your spirit of adventure": for his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark; he stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Bottomland.

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Hoover, Michelle.
Format: Books

Title Find her

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Gardner, Lisa, author.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: Thorndike Press large print core
Format: Books

Title The Wolves.

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Saturn run

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
Edition: Large print ed.
Format: Books

Title Brotherhood in death

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Robb, J. D., 1950-
Edition: Large print ed.
Format: Books

Title Breakdown

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 6:39am
Author Kellerman, Jonathan.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Series: An Alex Delaware novel
Format: Books
Summary Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda's release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.'s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda's broken life.

Title The president's first year : none were prepared, some never learned--why the only school for presidents is the presidency

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 6:36am
Author Cohn, Douglas, author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

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