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  • Live a littleLive a little : a novel

    Jacobson, Howard, author.

    At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything - including her own children. Her tongue, meanwhile, remains as sharp as ever. She spends her days stitching macabre messages into her needlework and tormenting her two long-suffering carers with tangled stories of her love affairs. Shimi Carmelli can do up his own buttons, get around without the aid of a walking frame, and speak without spitting. Among the widows of North London, he's whispered about as the last of the eligible bachelors. Unlike Beryl, he forgets nothing - especially not the shame of a childhood incident that has hung over him ever since. There's very little life remaining for either of them, but perhaps just enough to heal some of the hurt inflicted along the way and find new meaning in what's left. Could this be their chance to live a little?.

  • A better man [large print]A better man [large print]

    Penny, Louise, author.

    "It's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father. Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel..., he resumes the search. As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made. In the next novel in this "constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves" (New York Times Book Review), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question. What would you do if your child's killer walked free"--

  • Window on the bay [8 compact discs]Window on the bay [8 compact discs] : a novel

    Macomber, Debbie, author.

    When a single mom becomes an "empty nester," she spreads her wings to rediscover herself -- and her passions -- in this heartwarming novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

  • LabyrinthLabyrinth

    Coulter, Catherine, author.

    On a dark night, Agent Sherlock is driving along circuitous mountain roads in West Virginia when her car is suddenly T-boned at an intersection. As her car spins out of control, a man's body slams against her windshield. When she finally comes to, Sherlock has no memory of the accident, nor of the moments that led right up to it. But what she does know is that the man she hit is a local CIA analyst, and now he's missing.

  • As brave as youAs brave as you

    Reynolds, Jason, author.

    Eleven-year-old Genie develops a special bond with his grandfather when he and his brother travel from Brooklyn for a month-long stay with their grandparents in rural Virginia.

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  • Brave, not perfectBrave, not perfect : fear less, fail more, and live bolder

    Saujani, Reshma. aut.

    "New York Times bestselling author and Girls Who Code founder/CEO Reshma Saujani inspires us to discover the power of female bravery. Do you ever feel crushed under the weight of your own expectations? Do you often lose sleep ruminating over a tiny mistake or worrying about what someone else thinks of you? Do you run yourself ragged trying to do it all at home and at work, with a smile and not a hair out of place? Have you ever passed up an opportunity--a new relationship, new job, or new challenge--because you're afraid you won't immediately excel at it? For you, is failure simply not an option? You're not alone. As women, we've been taught from an early age to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers rewarded us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so we don't get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine. Meanwhile, boys were expected to speak up, get dirty, play rough, and climb to the top of the monkey bars. In short, boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect. As a result, we grow up to be women who are afraid to fail. So terrified of not doing everything perfectly, we tamp down our dreams and narrow our world, along with our opportunities for happiness. As too many of us eventually learn, being afraid to take risks, to use our voice to take a stand or ask for what we want, even to make mistakes, leads to a lot of disappointment and regret. But it doesn't have to be this way. In a book inspired by her hugely popular TED Talk, Reshma Saujani shows us how to end our love affair with perfection and rewire ourselves for bravery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from around the country, stories of women changing the world one brave act at a time, and her own personal journey, Saujani shares an array of powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit and enable us to be the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life"--

  • The last widowThe last widow : a novel

    Slaughter, Karen, 1971-, author.

  • The family next doorThe family next door : the heartbreaking imprisonment of the thirteen Turpin siblings and their extraordinary rescue

    Glatt, John, author.

  • Little [DVD]Little [DVD]

    Jordan is a take-no-prisoners mogul who torments her long-suffering assistant and employees daily. She soon faces an unexpected threat to her personal life and career when she magically transforms into a thirteen-year-old version of herself after the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

  • Pizza pigPizza pig

    Murray, Diana, author.

    Pig enjoys making just the right pizza to delight each of his customers, so when Turtle will not eat he must figure out why.

  • Where the crawdads singWhere the crawdads sing

    Owens, Delia, author.

    "Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open. For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens. In Where the Crawdads Sing, Owens juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a heartbreaking coming of age story and a surprising murder investigation. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens's debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps"--

  • Shadows and secrets [#2]: Star Wars: Darth VaderShadows and secrets [#2]: Star Wars: Darth Vader

    Gillen, Kieron. (local)599863.

  • Paw Patrol: Brave heroes, big rescues [DVD]Paw Patrol: Brave heroes, big rescues [DVD]

    Save the day with six huge and heroic rescues. EmBARK on two daring double-length adventures as the Patrol transforms into magical Mer-Pups to save underwater friends and rescues Adventure Bay from a dinosaur invasion! Plus, join the pups as they save Jake, the Adventure Day Parade, a kitty, and even Marshall!.

  • Paw patrol: Sports day [DVD]Paw patrol: Sports day [DVD]

    Join the team as they overcome various obstacles and challenges to make some spectacular rescues.

  • Dog Man #1Dog Man #1

    Pilkey, Dav, 1966-

    George and Harold create a new comic book hero in Dog Man, a crimefighter with the head of a police dog and the body of a policeman, who faces off against his archnemesis Petey the cat.

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