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Outside the Box : Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

By Hillary L. Chute
Book

 Hillary Chute is Professor of English at University of Chicago and a frequent contributor to the canon of writing on...»

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By Susan, Adult Services
08/21/14 | Nonfiction

Repentance

DVD

A senseless fatal car crash opens this taut thriller, which edges into horror before its ambiguous ending. We flash forward to...»

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By Susan, Adult Services
09/2/14 | DVDs

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

By Matt Faulkner
Book

Using stunning images (I mean, just look at this cover!) and a simmering narrative, Matt Faulkner creates a masterpiece of visuals and...»

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr
Book

Werner is an orphaned German teenager with a knack for electronics; his talent is noticed and he is selected for enrollment in an...»

That Night

By Chevy Stevens
Book

 That Night is a fast-paced psychological thriller about a high school senior and her boyfriend who are wrongly convicted of...»

The Circle

By Dave Eggers
Book

Mae Holland lands a dream job, with the help of her friend Annie, at the information-hub company known as The Circle (kind of an über-...»

Outside the Box : Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

By Hillary L. Chute
Book

 Hillary Chute is Professor of English at University of Chicago and a frequent contributor to the canon of writing on...»

Repentance

DVD

A senseless fatal car crash opens this taut thriller, which edges into horror before its ambiguous ending. We flash forward to...»

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Chestnut Street

By Maeve Binchy

Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities.

The Target

By David Baldacci

Earl Fontaine, a terminally ill Alabama death row prisoner, plans one last killing that will personally affect Robie and his fellow agent, Jessica Reel. Meanwhile Evan Tucker, the head of the CIA, recommends Robie and Reel for a mission to assassinate a foreign leader.

The Invisible Woman

Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

Detroit Unleaded

An ambitious Lebanese-American youth is forced to take over his family's gas station after his father's death.

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Caldecott Medal
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