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Books 91 to 100 of 191 total found for Adults
Lost World, The
Arhur Conan Doyle

Professor Challenger's search for prehistoric creatures maroon him and his crew in a land of dinosaurs and savage ape-people.

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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel
David Rakoff

The characters' lives are linked to each other by acts of generosity or cruelty. A daughter in early 20th century Chicago; a hobo during the Great Depression; an office girl in 1950s Manhattan; the young man reveling in 1960s San Francisco, then later tends to dying friends as the AIDS pandemic hits; as the new century opens, a man who has lost his way finds a measure of peace in a photograph he discovers in an old box--an image of pure and simple joy that unites the themes of this work.

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Lying Game, The
Ruth Ware

On a cool June morning, Isa Wilde, a resident of the seemingly idyllic coastal village of Salten, is walking her dog along a tidal estuary. Before she can stop him, Isa's dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick-and to her horror, she discovers it's not a stick at all but a human bone. As her three best friends from childhood converge in Salten to comfort a seriously shaken-up Isa, terrifying discoveries are made, and their collective history slowly unravels.

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Maeve's Times: Selected Irish Times Writings
Maeve Binchy

Discover what inspired Maeve Binchy's novels and short stories in this hugely enjoyable collection of her writing from the Irish Times.

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Major Pettigrew's last stand
Helen Simonson

Retired Major Pettigrew engages in a friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper, with whom he shares literature and the loss of a spouse. Their relationship is challenged by the expectations of society at that time.

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Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World, The
Lucette Matalon Lagnado

A view of the glamour of Cairo between World War II and the reign of Nasser's through the eyes of the author's father who was a Jewish businessman who dressed in a white sharkskin suit. The family falls from financial grace with the changing political scene and go through many changes.

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March
Geraldine Brooks

Fictional account of what happened to the father of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

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Marriage of Opposites, The: A Novel
Alice Hoffman

A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the father of Impressionism.

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Martian, The: A Novel
Andy Weir

Astronaut Mark Watney was one of the first people to walk on Mars; but after a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive. Mark, however, isn't ready to give up. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.

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Memento Park
Sarvas, Mark

A son learns more about his father than he ever could have imagined when a mysterious piece of art is unexpectedly restored to him.

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