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81. Grizzly Killer The Making of A Mountain Man (Large Print Edition) - Lane R Warenski

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When Zach Connors and his pa left their Kentucky homestead in the summer of 1824 to see the Rocky Mountains, he didn’t realize he would never see his childhood home again or that he would find love, friendship, fame, and a new home in this wild and harsh wilderness. After a grizzly kills his pa, Zach struggles to survive a cold and brutal winter alone. After killing a rouge grizzly and fighting hostile Indians on his own, he becomes known as Grizzly Killer and is respected throughout the West. Along with his dog, Jimbo, whom the Indians call the Great Medicine Dog, he finds Running Wolf, an injured Ute warrior, and together they fight off a hostile war party. They rescue two Shoshone sisters from the brutality of a French trapper and take them as wives. After Zach saves Running Wolf’s beautiful sister, Shining Star, he is expected to take her as a second wife, but his Christian beliefs conflict with the Indian traditions, and he struggles within himself to accept the Indian ways. Set in the rugged Uinta Mountains of Northern Utah, this is a story of survival against nature and hostile Indians and the clash of cultures between the Indians and mountain men that were the first to brave this uncharted wilderness, seeking their fortune from the pelts of the beaver.

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82. Hell's Legionnaire (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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A triumphant tale. Sentenced to a French penal colony for killing an officer (in self - defense), American Dusty Colton flees the French Foreign Legion he so willingly joined and rushes headlong into a Berber tribal lair. To his horror, he discovers a captive American woman who's in the process of being whipped and tortured by the bandit leader.Despite the low odds of him winning out against the entire Berber tribe alone, Dusty can't leave the woman behind. Even if he figures out an escape from the camp, he still has to manage a way to get them both out of the country alive with both the Foreign Legion and the Berbers at their heels. ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORIES ''THE BARBARIANS'' AND ''THE SQUAD THAT NEVER CAME BACK'' ''...pulse - pounding...The opening pulls readers in...'' - Publishers Weekly

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83. Home - Toni Morrison

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84. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

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Generation after generation, Yaa Gyasi's magisterial first novel sets the fate of the individual against the obliterating movements of time, delivering unforgettable characters whose lives were shaped by historical forces beyond their control. Homegoing is a tremendous reading experience, not to be missed, by an astonishingly gifted young writer.

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85. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford

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Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, the times and places are brought [stirringly] to life (Jim Tomlinson, author of "Things Kept, Things Left Behind").

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86. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet A Novel (Large Print 16pt) - Jamie Ford

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1986, The Panama Hotel The old Seattle landmark has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made a startling discovery in the basement: personal belongings stored away by Japanese families sent to interment camps during the Second World War. Among the fascinated crowd gathering outside the hotel, stands Henry Lee, and, as the owner unfurls a distinctive parasol, he is flooded by memories of his childhood. He wonders if by some miracle, in amongst the boxes of dusty treasures, lies a link to the Okabe family, and the girl he lost his young heart to, so many years ago. WITH OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE, THIS CAPTIVATING DEBUT IS A STORY OF THE SACRIFICES ONE BOY MAKES FOR LOVE AND FOR HIS COUNTRY.

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87. House of Earth LP - Woody Guthrie

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88. Hungry Spirits - Alice Duncan

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89. In the Unlikely Event - Judy Blume

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In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the best-selling author of "Summer Sisters" and of young adult classics such as "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events.

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90. Ines of My Soul - Isabel Allende

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The Isle of Wight is an island in the English Channel, that sits about two miles off the coast of Hampshire; and you can get there by taking a ferry from Portsmouth, which is another fun place to visit. Wight has been home to poets Swinburne and Tennyson, and Queen Victoria built her summer residence and final home on the Isle of Wight. The Island practices  wildlife conservation and has some fun attractions for kids that support this practice.  It also has some of the richest quarries in all of Europe for hunting dinosaur fossils. There is a train you can take through tunnels to get from here to there, and you can hop off the train and and walk along the streets of Wight whenever you like!  

Written by  the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, with photographs by John D. Weigand, you can use  this ‘learn to read’ book to see just a bit of the Isle of Wight and practice your reading skills through word repetition, word repetition and rhyme.  When you are done reading, watch the free music video that goes with this book on Bellissimavideo’s YouTube channel.  The Isle of Wight is a must see, must visit place that’s only “A Ferry Away!”

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91. Inky Odds (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Step back in time with this thrilling tale. Bat Conroy of World Press is the best news correspondent covering the Japanese invasion of China. But now it's his legendary reputation of getting the story first that's under serious attack. No matter how fast he files his war pieces, Bat ends up being scooped by Perry Lane of International Service, a reporter he's never seen near the fighting (or anywhere, for that matter). When the biggest story of the war comes Bat's way, he's given an ultimatum: outwit Lane and somehow get his story in first or be blackballed from ever working as a reporter again. Before his boss can fire him, Bat sets out to track down his enterprising competitor, little knowing that the real identity of the mysterious newshound is uncomfortably close to home! ''Riveting cliff - hanger action.'' - Midwest Book Review

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92. Iron and Rust - Harry Sidebottom

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In a single year six Emperors will lay claim to the Throne of the Caesars…

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93. Is It Good for the Jews? More Stories from the Old Country and the New (Large Print 16pt) - Adam Biro

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With Is It Good for the Jews? Biro offers a sequel to his acclaimed collection of stories Two Jews on a Train. Through twenty-nine tales - some new, some old, but all finely wrought and rich in humor - Biro spins stories of characters coping with the vicissitudes and reverses of daily life, while simultaneously painting a poignant portrait of a world of unassimilated Jewish life that has largely been lost to the years. From rabbis competing to see who is the most humble, to the father who uses suicide threats to pressure his children into visiting, to three men berated by the Almighty himself for playing poker, Biro populates his stories with memorable characters and absurd - yet familiar - situations, all related with a dry wit and spry prose style redolent of the long tradition of Jewish storytelling. A collection simultaneously of foibles and fables, adversity and affection, Is It Good for the Jews? reminds us that if in the beginning was the word, then we can surely be forgiven for expecting a punch line to follow one of these days.

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94. Is This Tomorrow - Caroline Leavitt

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In 1956, divorced working-mom Ava Lark rents a house with her 12-year-old son, Lewis, in a Boston suburb. Lewis befriends the only other fatherless kids in the neighborhood: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing, which alters the life of Ava, Rose, and Lewis.

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95. Judas The Gospel of Betrayal (Large Print 16pt) - Frederick Ramsay

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Boy Judas Iscariot struggles to understand his mother's god. Despairing, he becomes a survivor in the streets of the first century Roman empire. Later, determined to avenge the wrongs committed against his mother and sister, he returns to join the rebels led by Barabbas, only to be betrayed again. Broken, he is brought to the Zealots at Qumran and eventually to the Rabbi Jesus. During this journey he discovers God and is baptized into messianic anticipation. His enthusiasm for revolution leads him to out - guess God. He proceeds down a path that will result in a difficult and fateful choice

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96. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever - Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

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A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly.

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97. Kiss Carlo - Adriana Trigiani

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From Adriana Trigiani, the beloved bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, comes an exhilarating epic novel of love, loyalty, and creativity--the story of an Italian-American family on the cusp of change.

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98. Lala - Jacek Dehnel

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Lala has lived a dazzling life. Born in Poland just after the First World War and brought up to be a perfect example of her class and generation, Lala is an independent woman who has survived some of the most turbulent events of her times. As she senses the first signs of dementia, she battles to keep her memories alive through her stories, telling her grandson tales of a life filled with love, betrayal and extraordinary acts of courage. Sweeping from nineteenth-century Kiev to modern-day Poland, this enthralling family saga is a celebration of a beautiful life well lived.

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99. Larkswood - Valerie Mendes

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A sweeping historical novel that spans three generations, telling the dark secrets of a family torn apart.

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100. Leaving Lucy Pear - Anna Solomon

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A novel about the entangled lives of two women in 1920s New England, both mothers to the same unforgettable girl.

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