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The Great Dane Thor

by Walter Farley

Lars didn't like or trust the his father's Great Dane, Thor. Gradually, after Lars' father had given Lars the job of training the dog, he'd began to understand Thor. Then one day Lars discovers poachers hunting a doe and her two fawns. Can Thor and Lars capture the two poachers before they kill again?

Noah Webster: A Man who Loved Words (Second Edition)

by Elaine Cunningham

This is a story based on events in the life of Noah Webster.

The Snake Pit

by Mary Jane Ward

Based on the author's experiences as a psychiatric patient in the early 1940's, this novel tells the story of Virginia Cunningham as she wends her way through the frightening and mystifying world of a hospital called Juniper Hill. Her memory clouded by a series of electroshock treatments, Virginia struggles to make sense out of her situation, though the senseless rules and the perplexing behavior of the staff and patients around her are all the more unfathomable as her mind begins to clear. The Snake Pit is the basis for a classic movie of the late 1940's. The book and film helped to bring mental illness out of the closet. Apart from its social significance this is a compelling novel, told with wonderful ironic humor.

Fanny Herself

by Edna Ferber

Puppet on a Chain

by Alistair Maclean

Paul Sherman of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope king... Amsterdam, with its canals and high houses; stolid police; psychopaths; women in distress and above all - murder.

Ice Station Zebra

by Alistair Maclean

The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice-floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather-station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice-pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds -- that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage, and that one of the survivors is a killer!

Porcupines (Nature's Children)

by Laima Dingwall

When do porcupines sing? What's a porcupette? Why do porcupines eat sneakers and steering wheels? Find the answers to these questions, and learn much more about the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and lives of porcupines. Other books in this series are available in this library.

Caravan to Vaccares

by Alistair Maclean

From all over Europe, even from behind the Iron Curtain, gypsies make an annual pilgrimage to the shrine of their patron saint in Provence. But at this year's gathering, people are mysteriously dying. Intrepid sleuths Cecile Dubois and Neil Bowman join the caravan in order to uncover the truth behind the deaths, in the process revealing an international plot that the sinister Gaiuse Strome will stop at nothing to keep secret.

Opossum (Nature's Children)

by Laima Dingwall

How is the opossum related to the Tasmanian Devil? Is an opossum bigger or smaller than a house cat? What happens when an opossum "plays dead"? Find the answers to these questions, and learn much more about the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and lives of opossums.

When Eight Bells Toll

by Alistair Maclean

Millions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have bought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western Highlands. But the sleepy atmosphere of Torbay is deceptive. The place is the focal point of many mysterious disappearances. Even the unimaginative Highland Police Sergeant seems to be acting a part. But why?

The Way to Dusty Death

by Alistair Maclean

Johnny Harlow seems to have it all: he's good looking, desired by women, and envied by men; he's also the reigning Formula One world champion, the poster-boy for the world's most thrilling and richly financed sport. But a recent devastating accident has driven him to drink. And now his beloved sport is changing: too many things are going wrong in too many races. And when Johnny is the apparent cause of the latest accident, he decides the time has come to sort things out. But what he finds has nothing to do with cars, and some people will do anything to prevent him from discovering the truth...

Karen

by Marie Killilea

As told by her mother, the inspirational story of Karen, who--despite a handicap--learns to talk, to walk, to read, to write. Winner of the Golden Book Award and two Christopher Awards. THERE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT MY CHILD... I knew it from the moment she was born... A minute morsel, she weighed under two pounds, and measured nine inches from the tip of her tiny head to her infinitesimal toes.... I lay back still, bathed in happiness. It was like a brittle shell, this happiness, and I felt that motion or sound might shatter it.... I could still feel the surge of unbelievable wonder and joy evoked by the baby's lusty yell. "What do you think of our child? Is she as pretty as Marie? Did you count her fingers and toes?"... He sat down at the foot of the bed and I waited for him to express his delight. "You must realize"--John spoke gently-- "she's not out of the woods yet." A gust of cold air entered my sun-drenched room and I shivered.... The sequel is available in this library.

With Love from Karen

by Marie Killilea

What happened to Karen, a little girl with cerebral palsy, in the years after her original story was published in the award-winning book "Karen."<P><P> This sequel, undoubtedly greeted with joy by all of us who loved "Karen," in one sense surpasses the first work. Karen, delightful and positive though she is, is depicted far more realistically than in the initial book, which tended to make her a bit of a picture book saint. Her struggles, decisions, and (in all honesty) unquestionable confusion with the expectations of her wonderful family are quite vividly portrayed. (As an example of the last - one wonders why Marie does not realise that much of Karen's dilemma over "walking vs wheelchair" undoubtedly stems from Marie's constant insistence on Karen's walking - she fought the idea of Karen's having a wheelchair at all earlier in the book.) The Killilea family clearly had an unusual and blessed balance - tough-minded, persistent, deeply religious, but hospitable and joyous to the point where their home seemed a favourite stopping place for all whom they knew. Yet many new questions remained unanswered. "Karen," though it did not include many extended family members at length, mentioned a large family - in "With Love from Karen," even the most special occasions include many "honorary" family members but no blood relatives.

I Know How It Feels to Fight for Your Life

by Jill Krementz

This book presents first-person accounts by fourteen children (ages seven to sixteen) who live with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities. The conditions include leukemia, spina bifida, juvenile diabetes, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and kidney failure. The stories are very positive and pubeat. Most of the children emphasize the importance of the support they have received from family and friends.

Access to Information: Materials, Technologies, and Services for Print Impaired readers

by Tom Mcnulty Dawn Suvino

This is a book about alternative media for people with print disabilities

Assistance Dog Providers in the United States: A Complete Guide to Finding a Guide, Hearing, or Service Dog

by Carla Stiverson Norm Pritchett

This book offers excellent information of guide, service and hearing alert dogs and schools and organizations that train them in the United States. offers information on obtaining a working dog, what the different tasks that the dog do, and gives a list of addresses and contacts.

Thunderhead

by Mary O'Hara

Ken McLaughlin's mare, Flicka, gives birth to an angry white colt that's so odd looking Ken's mother names him Goblin. But the colt has more to him that anyone knows. Is he a throwback to the Albino, or can he be the racehorse that the McLaughlins need to save their ranch from bankruptcy? Sequel to My Friend Flicka.

Your Inner Physician And You: Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release, 2nd Ed.

by John E. Upledger

We are given a step by step discovery and development of a holistic modality that can provide healing in many areas when other modalities fail. This is more of an explanation of the why and how it works than an actual textbook for the classroom.

Wishful Thinking (Disney's Hannah Montana #16)

by Laurie Mcelroy

When Miley turns down a date with Jesse McCartney because she has to finish a science project, she wishes on a shooting star that she could be Hannah Montana all the time. The next morning, Miley wakes up to a world where she's waited on hand and foot, doesn't have to worry about school, and is dating Jesse! But not only has Miley's world changed, so have her family and friends. She has a new step-mom, Jackson is never around, and Lilly and Oliver don't even know her beyond her celebrity billboard. Can things ever go back to the way they were? Plus, Hannah Montana heads to the White House to sing for the President!

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Classic horror story. Victor Frankenstein is obsessed with creating life. His botched creature sets out to destroy Frankenstein, and all he holds dear.

Skeletons

by Kate Wilhelm

Lee Donne's family is gifted. Her mother has three doctorates, her father is an economics genius, and her grandfather is a world-renowned Shakespearean scholar. Lee's own gift, if you could call it that, is an eidetic memory that seems to maintain a visual representation of everything she's ever seen. For the most part, this gift is useless; it certainly hasn't helped Lee in college, where she's just spent four years drifting from major to major, with no degree in sight. Without a job or prospects, Lee is relieved to be house-sitting her grandfather's isolated Oregon home. But her stay soon becomes a nightmare when she is tormented by strange and menacing noises at night. Emboldened by a visit from her friend Casey, Lee finds that the source of these haunting sounds is an all-too human force--a young and well-respected man. He knew that Lee's grandfather would be away, but what could he have been looking for? The search for answers takes Lee from the Pacific Northwest to the streets of New Orleans. Using her strange gift as she probes into her family's past, Lee uncovers secrets more far-reaching and sinister than she ever could imagine.

The Birth of the Modern World: Society 1815-1830

by Paul Johnson

Presents the case that the period just after the Napoleonic Wars was crucial to the formation of today's society.

Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

by Daniel Ellsberg

How the U.S. mismanaged Vietnam.

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