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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend - Orlean

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Rin Tin Tin:The Life and the Legend
by: Orlean, Susan

This is the story of a dog who was born in 1918 and never died. Spanning 90 years, the author includes the fame of Rinty and his offspring in film, radio and television, the elevation of dogs from outdoor workers to beloved family members, the rise of obedience training schools, and the use of dogs in the military. Filled with humor and heart and moments that may move you to tears, the life and legend of Rin Tin Tin is an irresistible blend of history, human interest, and masterful storytelling.

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An Available Man - Wolitzer

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An Available Man
by: Wolitzer, Hilma

Experience the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around through Edward Schuyler, a modest and bookish 62-year-old science teacher.

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Moloka'i - Brennert

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Moloka'i
by: Brennert, Alan

A spirited 7-year-old Hawaiian girl dreams of visiting far-off lands like herfather, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, she is sent to the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i. Here her life is supposed to end; however, she will discover that it is just beginning.

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State of Wonder - Patchett

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State of Wonder
by: Patchett, Ann

Marina Singh, a researcher at a pharmaceutical company, journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years—a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.

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Unbroken - Hillenbrand

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Unbroken
by: Hillenbrand, Laura

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared—Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini answers desperation with ingenuity; and suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.

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