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Books 11 to 19 of 19 total found for Adults  titles starting with letter T
Third Daughter, The
Carner, Talia

The turn of the 20th century finds fourteen-year-old Batya in the Russian countryside, fleeing with her family endless pogroms. Desperate, her father leaps at the opportunity to marry Batya to a worldly, wealthy stranger who can guarantee his daughter an easy life and passage to America. Feeling like a princess in a fairytale, Batya leaves her old life behind as she is whisked away to a new world. But soon she discovers that she's entered a waking nightmare. Her new 'husband' does indeed bring her to America: Buenos Aires, a vibrant, growing city in which prostitution is not only legal but deeply embedded in the culture. And now Batya is one of thousands of women tricked and sold into a brothel. As the years pass, Batya forms deep bonds with her 'sisters' in the house as well as some men who are both kind and cruel. Through it all, she holds onto one dream: to bring her family to America, where they will be safe from the anti-Semitism that plagues Russia. Just as Batya is becoming a known tango dancer, she gets an unexpected but dangerous opportunity-to help bring down the criminal network that has enslaved so many young women and has been instrumental in developing Buenos Aires into a major metropolis. A powerful story of finding courage in the face of danger, and hope in the face of despair, The Third Daughter brings to life a dark period of Jewish history and gives a voice to victims whose truth deserves to finally be told.

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Thousand Splendid Suns, A
Hosseini, Khaled

Follows two generations of an Afghani family from the Soviet invasion to post-Taliban rebuilding.

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Three Bags Full
Leonie Swann

On a hillside near the cozy Irish village of Glennkill, the members of the flock gather around their shepherd, George, whose body lies pinned to the ground with a spade. George has cared for the sheep, reading them books every night. The daily exposure to literature has made them far savvier about the workings of the human mind than your average sheep. Led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill, they set out to find George's killer.

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Three Day Road
Boyden, Joseph

A Native medicine woman retrieves her sole surviving relative and, during the three day canoe trip home, they exchange the stories of their lives to help him through the withdrawal from the morphine the army gave him for his wounds.

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Three Weissmanns of Westport, The
Cathleen Schine

A homage to Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility", this is a story of three women: Betty, who has just been dumped by her husband of forty-eight years, and her two middle-aged daughters, Miranda and Annie, who all regroup in a run-down Westport, Connecticut beach cottage. Miranda, the impulsive sister, is a literary agent entangled in a series of scandals, and the more pragmatic sister is Annie, a library director, who feels compelled to move in and watch over her capricious mother and sister. Much mischief ensues over these romantic relationships as the women figure out how to survive and thrive.

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Through the Glass
Shannon Moroney

Shannon Moroney is in pursuit of justice, forgiveness and emotional healing. After getting married, her happy life became challenged when her husband is arrested and charged in the brutal assault and kidnapping of two women.

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Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, The
John Vaillant

It's December 1997 and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia's Far East. To the horrified astonishment of a team of hunters, it emerges that the attacks are not random: the tiger is engaged in a vendetta.

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Harper Lee

Two children in a small southern town in the l930s are thrust into an adult world of racial bigotry and hatred when their lawyer father chooses to defend a black man charged with raping a white girl.

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Too Close to the Falls
Catherine Gildniner

Gildiner tells of her childhood in 1950s Lewiston, N.Y., a small town near Niagara Falls, in this hilarious and moving coming-of-age memoir. Deemed hyperactive by the town's pediatrician, at age four Gildiner was put to work at her father's pharmacy in an effort to harness her energy. Her stories of delivering prescriptions with her father's black deliveryman, Roy, are the most affecting parts of this book, with young Cathy serving as map reader for the illiterate but streetwise fellow, who acted as both protector and fellow adventurer. By book's end, Cathy, too, gets her share, as beloved Roy mysteriously exits and an entanglement with a confused young priest brings her literally and figuratively "too close to the falls."

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