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Title THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN CARSON IN SEVERAL QUARTERS OF THE WORLD : A NOVEL OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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Title THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN CARSON IN SEVERAL QUARTERS OF THE WORLD :
Author Doyle, Brian, 1956 November 6- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The young Robert Louis Stevenson, living in a boarding house in San Francisco while waiting for his beloved's divorce from her feckless husband, dreamed of writing a soaring novel about his landlady's adventurous and globe-trotting husband--but he nevergot around to it. And very soon thereafter he was married, headed home to Scotland, and on his way to becoming the most famous novelist in the world, after writing such classics as Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped. But now Brian Doyle brings Stevenson's untold tale to life, braiding the adventures of seaman John Carson with those of a young Stevenson, wandering the streets of San Francisco, gathering material for his fiction, and yearning for his beloved across the bay. An adventure tale, an elegy to one of the greatest writers of our language, a time-traveling plunge into The City by the Bay during its own energetic youth, The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World is entertaining, poignant, and sensual"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Perfect days in ... Iceland.

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Title Perfect days in ... Iceland.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Series: Travel with insider tips, Spiral guide
Format: Continuing Resources

Title Cilla Lee-Jenkins: future author extraordinaire

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Title Cilla Lee-Jenkins: future author extraordinaire
Author Tan, Susan, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A half-Chinese, half-Caucasian girl's 'memoir' about a new sibling, being biracial, and her path to literary greatness"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The metropolitans.

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Title The metropolitans.
Author Goodman, Carol.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title There are more beautiful things than Beyonce

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Title There are more beautiful things than Beyonce
Author Parker, Morgan, author.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title CAMP SO-AND-SO

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Title CAMP SO-AND-SO
Author McCoy, Mary, 1976- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Twenty five girls are invited to attend the mysterious Camp So-and-So over the summer where they work with their cabin mates to compete in the All-Camp Sports 7 Follies"-- Provided by publisher.

Title WILD NIGHTS : HOW TAMING SLEEP CREATED OUR RESTLESS WORLD

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Title WILD NIGHTS :
Author Reiss, Benjamin, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Why the modern world forgot how to sleep Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? While human history presents a vast diversity of sleeping styles, today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. These sleeping rules have become ingrained in our culture over the past two hundred years, yet few seem able to live by them. For the world's poor, modern sleep is full of financial and physical risk, and even the well-off require drugs and gadgets to regulate waking and sleeping. Taming sleep is big business, but it has come at enormous cost to our well-being. In Wild Nights, Benjamin Reiss draws on centuries of literary, medical, and scientific writings to show how ordinary lives were upended as sleep became modern. In so doing, he offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today"-- Provided by publisher. "Humans have slept since the dawn of our species. And yet the way humans sleep across history has changed dramatically, most disastrously in our own modern era. For the last two centuries sleep, the industrialized West has reduced sleep to one narrow definition: hours of unbroken slumber, in a private chamber, alone or with at most one additional partner. And this artificial cultural definition is now spreading around the world. We've gained much from this sleeping revolution--privacy and security and independence--but along the way added a whole new host of problems: the explosion of sleep disorders, sleep anxieties, and life-style diseases connected to exhaustion and sleeplessness; the devastating rise in addiction to both sleeping pills and caffeine; the nightmarish nightly-battles faced by parents enforcing artificial 'bed times' for children. Our modern world may be founded on taming sleep; and yet our collective exhaustion reveals the extraordinary costs we've all paid"-- Provided by publisher.

Title BLOOMING AT THE TEXAS SUNRISE MOTEL

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Title BLOOMING AT THE TEXAS SUNRISE MOTEL
Author Holt, Kimberly Willis, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
URL: Cover image
Summary After the sudden death of her parents, Stevie, thirteen, is sent to live at a rundown motel, where she charms everyone except her estranged grandfather.

Title Amina's voice

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Title Amina's voice
Author Khan, Hena, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Bronze and sunflower.

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Title Bronze and sunflower.
Author Wenxuan, Cao.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Braced

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Title Braced
Author Gerber, Alyson, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When twelve-year-old Rachel learns that her scoliosis has worsened and she will need to wear a back brace to keep her spine straight, she is devastated; afraid that she will not be able to play soccer, and terrified that she will not be able to hide her condition from her friends and classmates--but her mother is determined to spare her the spinal fusion surgery that she herself had as a teenager.

Title #Famous

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Title #Famous
Author Gagnon, Jilly, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary When Rachel's picture of crush Kyle goes viral, it sparks a whirlwind adventure of Internet fame that forces both Rachel and Kyle to question whether fame and love are worth the price.

Title Slappy birthday to you

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Title Slappy birthday to you
Author Stine, R. L., author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Goosebumps Slappyworld ; 1
Format: Books
Summary It's bad enough Ian Barker has to spend his twelfth birthday with his sister and their two annoying cousins. The four of them can't ever hang out without getting into trouble. Vinnie and Jonny always want to play with Ian's stuff. They take extra turns and break everything they touch. Even Ian's new birthday presents are up for grabs. But when Ian gets a Slappy dummy from his dad, things go from bad to worse.

Title Little fox in the forest

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Title Little fox in the forest
Author Graegin, Stephanie, illustrator.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "A wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN CARSON IN SEVERAL QUARTERS OF THE WORLD : A NOVEL OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

New to the Collection - 7 min 55 sec ago
Title THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN CARSON IN SEVERAL QUARTERS OF THE WORLD :
Author Doyle, Brian, 1956 November 6- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "The young Robert Louis Stevenson, living in a boarding house in San Francisco while waiting for his beloved's divorce from her feckless husband, dreamed of writing a soaring novel about his landlady's adventurous and globe-trotting husband--but he nevergot around to it. And very soon thereafter he was married, headed home to Scotland, and on his way to becoming the most famous novelist in the world, after writing such classics as Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped. But now Brian Doyle brings Stevenson's untold tale to life, braiding the adventures of seaman John Carson with those of a young Stevenson, wandering the streets of San Francisco, gathering material for his fiction, and yearning for his beloved across the bay. An adventure tale, an elegy to one of the greatest writers of our language, a time-traveling plunge into The City by the Bay during its own energetic youth, The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World is entertaining, poignant, and sensual"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Perfect days in ... Iceland.

New to the Collection - 7 min 55 sec ago
Title Perfect days in ... Iceland.
Publication Date(s) 2016-2017
Series: Travel with insider tips, Spiral guide
Format: Continuing Resources

Title There are more beautiful things than Beyonce

New to the Collection - 7 min 55 sec ago
Title There are more beautiful things than Beyonce
Author Parker, Morgan, author.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title WILD NIGHTS : HOW TAMING SLEEP CREATED OUR RESTLESS WORLD

New to the Collection - 7 min 55 sec ago
Title WILD NIGHTS :
Author Reiss, Benjamin, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Why the modern world forgot how to sleep Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? While human history presents a vast diversity of sleeping styles, today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. These sleeping rules have become ingrained in our culture over the past two hundred years, yet few seem able to live by them. For the world's poor, modern sleep is full of financial and physical risk, and even the well-off require drugs and gadgets to regulate waking and sleeping. Taming sleep is big business, but it has come at enormous cost to our well-being. In Wild Nights, Benjamin Reiss draws on centuries of literary, medical, and scientific writings to show how ordinary lives were upended as sleep became modern. In so doing, he offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today"-- Provided by publisher. "Humans have slept since the dawn of our species. And yet the way humans sleep across history has changed dramatically, most disastrously in our own modern era. For the last two centuries sleep, the industrialized West has reduced sleep to one narrow definition: hours of unbroken slumber, in a private chamber, alone or with at most one additional partner. And this artificial cultural definition is now spreading around the world. We've gained much from this sleeping revolution--privacy and security and independence--but along the way added a whole new host of problems: the explosion of sleep disorders, sleep anxieties, and life-style diseases connected to exhaustion and sleeplessness; the devastating rise in addiction to both sleeping pills and caffeine; the nightmarish nightly-battles faced by parents enforcing artificial 'bed times' for children. Our modern world may be founded on taming sleep; and yet our collective exhaustion reveals the extraordinary costs we've all paid"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Octavia E. Butler's Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation

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Title Octavia E. Butler's Kindred :
Author Duffy, Damian, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Dana, a young black writer, can't explain how she is transported across time and space from her house in 1970s California to a plantation in Maryland and the frightening world of the antebellum South. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflcted white slaveholder--and her progenitor. Her very existence depends on it. This graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's classic is a powerfully moving, unflinching look at the violent, disturbing effects of slavery on the people it chained together, both black and white--and made kindred in the deepest sense of the word.

Title 10 things I can see from here

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Title 10 things I can see from here
Author Mac, Carrie, 1975- author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Maeve, a sufferer of severe anxiety, moves in with her recovering alcoholic father and her very pregnant stepmother and falls for a girl who is not afraid of anything.

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