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Books 1 to 10 of 19 total found for Adults  titles starting with letter S
Sarah's Key
de Rosnay, Tatiana

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah.

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Saving Sophie
Ronald H. Balson

Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago--that is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case. Now Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine.

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Secret Life of Bees, The
Kidd, Sue Monk

A teenager runs away with her black nanny when the woman insults local racists and heads toward the town named in the few papers left behind by her dead mother.

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Sense of an Ending, The
Julian Barnes

The protagonist is Tony Webster, an Englishman in his sixties, who is bequeathed the diary of Adrian, his childhood friend who had committed suicide many years earlier. The will is from the late mother of his ex-girlfriend Veronica. The last time he heard from her, she had dumped Tony for Adrian, and was presumably still Adrian’s girlfriend around the time his body was found behind a locked door, bleeding to death in a bathtub

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Shadow on the Household, A: One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom
Bryan Prince

This is a remarkable story of one couple's determination to free themselves and their children from slavery and make a new life in Canada.

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Shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains, The
Nicholas Carr

The Shallows is a book about how the medium of the Internet is changing the way we think now and how future generations will or will not think.

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Shanghai Girls
Lisa See

In 1937 Shanghai--the Paris of Asia--twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree--until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides.

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Shoemaker's Wife, The
Adriana Trigiani

Two star-crossed lovers--Enza and Ciro--meet and separate, until, finally, the power of their love changes both of their lives forever. Set during the years preceding and during World War I.

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Silent Wife, The: A Novel
A. S. A. Harrison

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. He is a committed cheater, she lives and breathes denial. But when Todd decides to play for keeps she has nothing less to lose as the couple heads for catastrophe.

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Small Island
Levy, Andrea

A London wife whose husband has not returned from the war takes in Jamaican boarders, to the disgust of her neighbours and despite the tension between the married couple who find life in England not as they expected.

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