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Children of the River FIC CRE Having fled Cambodia four years earlier to escape the Khmer Rouge army, seventeen-year-old Sundara is torn between remaining faithful to her own people and adjusting to life in her Oregon high school as a "regular" American.
The Battle of Jericho FIC DRA A high school junior and his cousin suffer the ramifications of joining what seems to be a "reputable" school club.
Funny in Farsi 92 DUM Firoozeh Dumas recounts the experiences she had after her family moved from Iran to Southern California, discussing how her family adapted to life in America.
Son FIC LOW Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.
The Warrior’s Heart 92 GRE Eric Greitens shares his life journey from being an average kid to working to make a difference in the worlds trouble spots and joining the Navy SEALS to protect the weak, and encourages readers to reflect on the power of choice and acts of courage.
I Pledge Allegiance ◦ FIC LYN Best friends Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck, having been either drafted or enlisted in the military during the Vietnam War, pledge they will come home together, and Morris, a sailor on the USS "Boston," relies on that promise to stay strong while his courage and resolve are tested under attack.
The Slayer Chronicles: Second Chance ◦ FIC BRE ◦ Joss is summoned by Abraham to New York City and told he must prove his loyalty to the Slayer Society by successfully leading a team in hunting a murderous Manhattan vampire, or his life will be forfeit.
The Last Thing I Remember ◦ FIC KLA High school student Charlie West awakens bloody and bruised in a concrete bunker only to discover that he has lost a year of his life and remembers nothing about escaping from prison after being convicted of murdering his former best friend, or why he is being pursued by both the law and a group of terrorists trying to bring down the government of the United States.
Hereafter ◦ FIC HUD ◦ Amelia, long a ghost, forms a strong bond with eighteen-year-old Joshua, who nearly drowned where she did and who awakens in her long-forgotten senses and memories even as Eli, a spirit, tries to draw her away.
Booms and Busts : an encyclopedia of economic history from Tulipmania of the 1630s to the global financial crisis of the 21st century REF 330 BOO Contains articles that provide accounts of economic booms and busts from the 1630s to the late 2000s, covering all the major economies of the world, with an emphasis on the United States, as well as biographies of important thinkers in economics, and profiles of financial and economic institutions; arranged alphabetically.