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Simple faith book Simple faith
After losing her beloved husband and daughter and surviving Hitler's Sobibor death camp, widow Anja Steinberg dedicates her life to helping others and keeping her son safe. As a member of the resistance, she helps displaced Allied airmen get back to their units in England. The journey is rigorous and filled with danger and there is no time for romance. Anja knows that Mikel, her fellow resistance worker, loves her. He would make a good husband and father for her son, but she doesn't share his feelings. Is friendship enough? Then American Peter Trent parachutes into her life. She must face facts--her heart did not die with her late husband and true love could be hers again. But marrying Mike may be the only way she can save Peter.

Suggested by Amy

Schmidt, Anna, 1943-
FIC SCHMIDT

The Wednesday wars Juvenile Book The Wednesday wars
During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in. Suggested by Stacey

Schmidt, Gary D.
J SCHMIDT
World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war book World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war
Much more than a zombie book, Brooks offers intriguing political and social commentary on how individual countries responded to the zombie invasion. The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. Suggested by Stacey

Brooks, Max.
FIC BROOKS
Night film : a novel book Night film : a novel
When the daughter of a cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, investigative journalist Scott McGrath, disbelieving the official suicide ruling, probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman's death. Suggested by Stacey

Pessl, Marisha.
FIC PESSL
Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis book Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis
Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer. And he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: He would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his twenty volumes. But the charming rogue with the grade-school education had fulfilled his promise--his great adventure succeeded in creating one of America's most stunning cultural achievements

Suggested by Becky

Egan, Timothy.
770.92 EGAN

The snow child : a novel book The snow child : a novel
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.

Suggested by Becky

Ivey, Eowyn.
FIC IVEY

Primates : the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas Teen Book Primates : the fearless science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas
This is the true story of three scientists who risked their lives for research that forever changed the way we think of primates ... including ourselves.

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Ottaviani, Jim.
TEEN 599.8 OTTAVIA

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish lieutenant Teen Book Delilah Dirk and the Turkish lieutenant
Delilah Dirk is an Indiana Jones for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside.

Suggested by Becky

Cliff, Tony (Comic book author)
TEEN CLIFF

Smitten book club book Smitten book club
The century-old Gentlewoman’s Guide to Love and Courtship is no ordinary book club choice. But for the little book club in Smitten, Vermont, it might be their best pick yet! The thick, leathery tome Heather pulled out of the dusty cardboard box was definitely coming home with her. When Heather and her fellow book club members begin passing the book around, their respective interpretations are unleashed on their respective love lives . . . for better or for worse. What’s more, a handwritten inscription indicates that the arcane book might hold the only clues leading to buried gold—exactly what one of the members needs to keep her house. Smitten Book Club is a hopeful story of friendship and healing, written by friends for friends.

Suggested by Amy

Coble, Colleen.
FIC SMITTEN

Butterfly palace book Butterfly palace
Austin, Texas—1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and still mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson has turned her back on the pain and come to Austin for a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in their luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. But one night, while serving at a dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her, Andy, sitting among the distinguished guests. Though he recognizes her, Andy does not acknowledge her aloud, and Lily is left reeling. Before she can get an explanation, the path of the Servant Girl Killer swerves very close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids. Having come to Austin to start anew, Lily suddenly feels trapped in a spider web. How can she know who to trust in a house where lies come dressed in fine suits and deceit in silk gowns the colors of butterfly wings?

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Coble, Colleen.
FIC COBLE

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