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  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Scribner (1999, Sep 30th).
    Pages:   180

    Noted Fitzgerald biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli draws upon years of research to present the Fitzgerald's Jazz Age romance exactly as he intended according to the original manuscript, revisions, and corrections--with explanatory notes. Reprint. more

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  • The Secret

    The Secret

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rhonda Byrne
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Atria Books/Beyond Words; First Edition edition (2006, Nov 28th).
    Pages:   198

    Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life -- money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You'll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that's within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible. more

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  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jon Krakauer
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Anchor (2007, Aug 21st).
    Pages:   207

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.... more

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  • Kingdom Hearts II

    Kingdom Hearts II

    Publisher:   Kingdom Hearts II (2000, Jan 1st).

    Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora Donald and Goofy on their continuing quest. It has been one year since the events of Kingdom Hearts. The story begins in Twilight Town a quite burg nestled between night and day. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters including King Mickey himself! Together they will encounter countless dangers in worlds both familiar and brand new.Features: Explore both new and familiar worlds from Kingdom Hearts plus new Disney worlds to the Kingdom Hearts franchise such as Pirates of the Caribbean Beauty and the Beast and Mulan. A more advanced battle system that allows for a wider range of commands powerful new combos and cooperative attacks with members of your party introducing another layer of strategy. more

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  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Malcolm Gladwell
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Back Bay Books (2007, Apr 3rd).
    Pages:   320

    Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a marriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, selling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of "thin slices" of behavior. The key is to rely on our "adaptive unconscious"--a 24/7 mental valet--that provides us with instant and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or react to a new idea. Gladwell includes caveats about leaping to conclusions: marketers can manipulate our first impressions, high arousal moments make us "mind blind," focusing on the wrong cue leaves us vulnerable to "the Warren Harding Effect" (i. more

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  • Corduroy


    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Don Freeman
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Puffin (1976, Sep 30th).
    Pages:   32

    Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene over thirty years ago. These favorite titles are ready for another generation of children to love. more

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  • The Ugly Truth

    The Ugly Truth

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   's Jeff Kinney
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Amulet Books (2010, Nov 9th).
    Pages:   224

    Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be?   Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”? more

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  • The Road (Oprah's Book Club)

    The Road (Oprah's Book Club)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Cormac McCarthy
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Vintage Books; 1ST edition (2007, Mar 28th).
    Pages:   287

    NATIONAL BESTSELLERPULITZER PRIZE WINNER National Book Critic's Circle Award FinalistA New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington PostThe searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. more

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  • How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food

    How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Mark Bittman
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Wiley (2007, Oct 15th).
    Pages:   1008

    The ultimate one-stop vegetarian cookbook-from the author of the classic How to Cook Everything Hailed as "a more hip Joy of Cooking" by the Washington Post, Mark Bittman's award-winning book How to Cook Everything has become the bible for a new generation of home cooks, and the series has more than 1 million copies in print. Now, with How to Cook Everything: Vegetarian, Bittman has written the definitive guide to meatless meals-a book that will appeal to everyone who wants to cook simple but delicious meatless dishes, from health-conscious omnivores to passionate vegetarians. How to Cook Everything: Vegetarian includes more than 2,000 recipes and variations-far more than any other vegetarian cookbook. As always, Bittman's recipes are refreshingly straightforward, resolutely unfussy, and unfailingly delicious-producing dishes that home cooks can prepare with ease and serve with confidence. more

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  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   John Steinbeck
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Penguin Classics (2006, Mar 28th).
    Pages:   464

    Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America’s greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art. Of this initial group of six titles, The Grapes of Wrath is in a new edition with a completely revised introduction and, for the first time, detailed notes by leading Steinbeck scholar Robert DeMott. Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readers-and to the many who revisit them again and again. more

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