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What is the What

By Dave Eggers
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Based on interviews with Sudanese refugee Valentino Achak Deng, What is the What delves into the history of Civil War and political...»

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By Mary, Youth & Outreach Services
10/20/14 | Fiction

Tools for Living: Memory Improvement

By Ypsilanti District Library
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Expand your understanding of how the brain works and sharpen your memory with activities and tips. This kit includes books, a DVD, and...»

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By Mary, Youth & Outreach Services
10/20/14 | Nonfiction

What is the What

By Dave Eggers
Book

Based on interviews with Sudanese refugee Valentino Achak Deng, What is the What delves into the history of Civil War and political...»

Tools for Living: Memory Improvement

By Ypsilanti District Library
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Expand your understanding of how the brain works and sharpen your memory with activities and tips. This kit includes books, a DVD, and...»

A Better World

By Marcus Sakey
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Marcus Sakey continues his outstanding dystopian trilogy (Book One was called Brilliance) with the suspenseful A Better World.There is...»

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant

By Roz Chast
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New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast was the sole caregiver for her +90 year-old parents: in their own apartment, into assisted living and...»

What is the What

By Dave Eggers
Book

Based on interviews with Sudanese refugee Valentino Achak Deng, What is the What delves into the history of Civil War and political...»

Tools for Living: Memory Improvement

By Ypsilanti District Library
Book

Expand your understanding of how the brain works and sharpen your memory with activities and tips. This kit includes books, a DVD, and...»

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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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