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Title Flaubert in the ruins of Paris : the story of a friendship, a novel, and a terrible year

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Title Flaubert in the ruins of Paris :
Author Brooks, Peter, 1938- author.
Edition: 1
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In 1869, Gustave Flaubert published what he considered to be his masterwork novel, A Sentimental Education, which told a deeply human and deeply pessimistic story of the 1848 revolutions. The book was a critical and commercial flop. Flaubert was devastated. Yet his year was only going to get worse. The summer of 1870 through the spring of 1871 would come to be known as the "Terrible Year" in France. France suffered a humiliating defeat in their war against Prussia, followed by the fall of Napoleon III and his Second Empire, the declaration of a republic, then the siege of Paris by the Prussian army, capitulation, and a dishonorable peace. This in turn provoked a revolt of the people of Paris, who formed a local government called the Commune, which was crushed in the bloodiest class warfare France has ever known. Paris by the end of May 1871--at the end of "the Bloody Week, " with the defeat and summary execution of the insurrectionists--was a scorched wasteland, set afire by the retreating Communards. As the dust settled, a struggle began among politicians and artists to define France's future. Yet no one could agree on what France should become; Parisians built the Sacré-Cœur as a monument to French reactionaries just as the newly formed secular republic was distancing itself from religion. For a time, France was inches away from returning to a monarchy led by the Comte de Chambord. As artists, Gustave Flaubert along with his friend George Sand were part of this larger movement to capture the new essence of France and predict the country's future course. Flaubert was convinced that the commune could never have happened if more people had read A Sentimental Education"-- Provided by publisher.

Title The fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan

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Title The fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan
Author Wiley, Steve.
Format: Books

Title Talking guitar

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Title Talking guitar
Author Obrecht, Jas.
Format: Books

Title Fever of the blood

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Title Fever of the blood
Author De Muriel, Oscar.
Format: Books

Title Athenian blues

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Title Athenian blues
Author Koutsakis, Pol.
Format: Books

Title Cyprus.

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Title Cyprus.
Publication Date(s) 2004-2017
Series: DK eyewitness top 10 travel guides, 1479-344X
Format: Continuing Resources

Title What to do about the Solomons

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Title What to do about the Solomons
Author Ball, Bethany, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "From a remarkable new voice in fiction, Bethany Ball, comes a transporting debut; a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets and gossip-filled lives of a kibbutz community near Jerusalem. Meet Marc Solomon, an Israeli ex-Navy commando now living in L.A., who is falsely accused of money laundering through his asset management firm. As the Solomons' Santa Monica home is raided, Marc's American wife, Carolyn -- concealing her own dark past -- makes hopeless attempts to hold their family of five together. But news of the scandal makes its way from America to the rest of the Solomon clan on the kibbutz in the Jordan River Valley. There we encounter various members of the family and the community -- from Marc's self-absorbed movie actress sister, Shira, and her forgotten son Joseph; to his rich and powerful construction magnate father, Yakov; to his former star-crossed love, Maya; and his brother-in-law Guy Gever, a local ranger turned "artist." As the secrets and rumors of the kibbutz are revealed through various memories and tales, we witness the things that keep the Solomons together, and those that tear them apart. Reminiscent of Nathan Englander's For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad, and told with razor-sharp humor and elegant acuity, What to Do About the Solomons is an exhilarating first book from a bright new star in fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Sleepless nights and kisses for breakfast.

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Title Sleepless nights and kisses for breakfast.
Author Bussola, Matteo.
Format: Books

Title Highland duke

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Title Highland duke
Author Jarecki, Amy
Format: Books

Title The Hello Girls : America's first women soldiers

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Title The Hello Girls :
Author Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and adventure, eager to test their mettle and save the world. The first contingent arrived in France just as the German Army trained "Big Bertha" on Paris, bombarding the frightened city as the new women of the U.S. Army struggled through unlit streets to find their billets. A handful followed General Pershing to the gates of Verdun and the battlefields of Meuse-Argonne. When the switchboard operators sailed home a year later, the Army dismissed them without veterans' benefits or victory medals. The women commenced a sixty-year fight that a handful of survivors carried to triumph in 1979. This book shows how technological developments encouraged an unusual band to volunteer for military service at the precise moment that feminists back home championed a federal suffrage amendment. The same desire to participate fully in the life of their country animated both groups, and both struggled after 1920 to reap the rewards of victory. Their experiences illuminate ways in which sex-role change was embraced and resisted throughout the twentieth century, and the ways that men and women struggled together for gender justice."--Provided by publisher.

Title CULTURE SMART! KENYA : THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CUSTOMS & CULTURE

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Title CULTURE SMART! KENYA :
Author Barsby, Jane
Format: Books

Title CULTURE SMART! NEW ZEALAND : THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CUSTOMS & CULTURE

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Title CULTURE SMART! NEW ZEALAND :
Author Ortolja-Baird, Ljiljana
Format: Books

Title Welcome to Your World : How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives

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Title Welcome to Your World :
Author Goldhagen, Sarah Williams
Format: Books

Title Explore Dubai.

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Title Explore Dubai.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Series: Insight guides
Format: Continuing Resources

Title There Is No Substitute : A Tribute to Keith Moon

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Title There Is No Substitute :
Author Snowball, Ian
Format: Books

Title My master recipes : 165 recipes to inspire confidence in the kitchen : with dozens of variations

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Title My master recipes :
Author Wells, Patricia, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Famed bestselling cookbook author Patricia Wells creates a blueprint for success in the kitchen with this superb collection of recipes drawn from her cooking schools in France—the perfect successor to Julia Child’s classic The Way to Cook,"--Amazon.com.

Title Caring for the dying : the doula approach to a meaningful death

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Title Caring for the dying :
Author Fersko-Weiss, Henry, author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books

Title Sci-Fi Junior High

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Title Sci-Fi Junior High
Author Seegert, Scott, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary As the new student at Sci-Fi High School on an inter-galactic space station, can Kelvin Klosmo, the unremarkable son of Earth's two most famous geniuses, save the universe from a mad scientist?

Title The goldfish boy

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Title The goldfish boy
Author Thompson, Lisa (Lisa Anne), 1973- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary Emotionally crippled by his obsessive-compulsive disorder, teenager Matthew Corbin rarely leaves his room on a cul-de-sac in London, and he passes the day observing and writing down his neighbors doings from his window--but when a toddler staying next door disappears Matt is the key to solving a mystery and possibly saving a child's life...if he can manage to expose himself, and his secret guilt to the outside world.

Title The matchstick castle

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Title The matchstick castle
Author Graff, Keir, 1969- author.
Publication Date(s) 2017
Format: Books
Summary "Eleven-year-old Brian's summer turns out a lot less boring than expected when he encounters a huge, wacky house in the forest and befriends the eccentric family that lives there"-- Provided by publisher.

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