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A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Horwitz, Tony
Call Number:
970.01 H8246v 2008
Description:

An irresistible blend of history, myth, and misadventure, this narrative captures the wonder and drama of first contact.

Bringing up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
Artist/Author/Cast:
Druckerman, Pamela
Call Number:
649.10944 D7942b 2012
Description:

A journalist sets out to learn French secrets to raising a society of good sleepers, gourmet eaters, and relaxed parents.

Cleopatra: A Life
Artist/Author/Cast:
Schiff, Stacy
Call Number:
92 Cleopatra 2010
Description:

Schiff peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Cleopatra and attempts to reveal a legend in her own time.

Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris
Artist/Author/Cast:
King, David
Call Number:
92 Petiot 2011
Description:

As dismembered bodies surfaced along the Seine, one man was tasked with finding the murderer in the Parisian underworld.

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Artist/Author/Cast:
Millard, Candice
Call Number:
973.84092 M6457d 2011
Description:

A splendidly insightful, three-way biography of President James Garfield; Charles Guiteau, his assassin; and inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Myron, Vicki; Witter, Bret (As told to, Author)
Call Number:
636.8092 M9988d 2008
Description:

Found in a library book return, Dewey helped to pull a town together and attracted visitors from around the world.

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World`s Favorite Drink and Changed History
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rose, Sarah
Call Number:
382.41372 R7976f 2010
Description:

A thrilling narrative that follows the journey of a Scottish gardener hired to steal China's tea secrets in 1848.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kristof, Nicholas D.; WuDunn, Sheryl
Call Number:
362.8309172 K9256h 2009
Description:

A Pulitzer Prize winning husband-and-wife reporter team tracks the growing movement to empower women in the developing world.

Have a Little Faith: A True Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Albom, Mitch
Call Number:
296.7 A3396h 2009
Description:

The story of an unusual request: an 82-year old rabbi asks Albom to deliver his eulogy.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler`s Berlin
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Erik
Call Number:
943.086 L33465i 2011
Description:

A vivid portrait of Berlin during Hitler's reign through the eyes of William E. Dodd and his daughter, Martha.

Little Princes: One Man`s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grennan, Conor
Call Number:
362.76 G8272L 2011
Description:

A riveting story of Grennan's year in Nepal when he discovered that his young charges were victims rescued from human traffickers.

Open: An Autobiography
Artist/Author/Cast:
Agassi, Andre
Call Number:
796.342092 A2622o 2009
Description:

Agassi hated tennis--this is the biggest revelation in his very revealing autobiography.

Outliers: The Story of Success
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gladwell, Malcolm
Call Number:
302 G5438o 2008
Description:

A look at those who have been given opportunities, and who have had the presence of mind to seize them.

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Artist/Author/Cast:
Roach, Mary
Call Number:
571.0919 R6282p 2010
Description:

An exploration of the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can`t Stop Talking
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cain, Susan
Call Number:
155.232 C1358q 2012
Description:

This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
Call Number:
958.1 T9984d 2011
Description:

A moving story of Kamila Sidiqi who started a successful business to support her family during the Taliban regime.

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCullough, David
Call Number:
920.009213 M1335g 2011
Description:

A fascinating story of American artists and scientists and their life-changing experiences in 19th century Paris.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Artist/Author/Cast:
Skloot, Rebecca
Call Number:
92 Lacks 2010
Description:

The story of a woman whose cancer cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grann, David
Call Number:
918.11046 G7592L 2009
Description:

A gripping account of the fate of English explorer, Percy Fawcett and his son in the Brazilian jungle in 1925.

The Monster of Florence
Artist/Author/Cast:
Preston, Douglas; Spezi, Mario (As told to)
Call Number:
363.1523 P9374m 2008
Description:

A remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide, with Preston and Spezi caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

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