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Boston University Libraries house more than 2.4 million physical volumes, over 45,000 current unique serials, and 77,000 media titles. Specialized libraries and collections include:
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by Achebe, Chinua
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[This book is] a simple story of a "strong man" whose life is dominated by fear and anger ...Uniquely ...African, at the same time it reveals [the author's] ... awareness of the human qualities common to men of all times and places.-Back cover
Topics: Igbo (African people), British, Men, Race relations
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by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
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"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Women
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index
Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Jung, C. G. (Carl...
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by David J. Griffiths
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Topic: Electrodynamics.
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by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-
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Growing up in a wealthy Nigerian home under the domain of a harsh, demanding, and tyrannical father, Kambili and her brother, Jaja, find new happiness during a visit to their Aunty Ifeoma outside the city, but as Kambili enjoys her newfound freedom and falls in love for the first time, the country begins to fall apart under a military coup
Topics: Teenage girls, Children of the rich, Brothers and sisters, Fathers and daughters, Religious...
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 4"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place), Schools, Wizards,...
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Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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by Margaret Atwood
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Topics: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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by Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-; Myers, Christopher, ill
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While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Topics: Trials (Murder), Prisons, Self-perception, African Americans, Trials (Murder), Prisons,...
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by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the...
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Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
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by Robin Norwood
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Topics: Relationship addiction -- Treatment., Group psychotherapy., Women -- Mental health., Love.
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by Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940-; Jones, Loretta
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Includes index
Topics: Chemistry, Chemie, Química, Einführung, Chemie, Einführung
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Bibliography: p. 671-692
Topics: Motion pictures, Filmkunst, Cinéma, Motion pictures, Film
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by Camus, Albert, 1913-1960; Gilbert, Stuart, tr
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Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran
Topics: Plague, Plague
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by Bennis, Warren G
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Originally published: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1989. With a new introduction
Topics: Leadership, Leadership
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by Jeanette Winterson
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Topics: Teenage girls -- Fiction, Lesbians -- Fiction, England -- Fiction
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cloth, 424 p.
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Topics: Popular Music, Punk, Oral HIstory, Interviews, New York City, USA, America, United States, Lower...
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by Morrison, Toni
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Topics: African Americans, Crimes of passion, Middle-aged persons, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Triangles...
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Includes index
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Topics: Sex Pistols (Musical group), Sex Pistols (Musical group), Sex Pistols, Punk rock musicians, Punk...
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by Tartt, Donna
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Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, College students, Classicists, Murder, College stories, Papen,...
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Step-by-step instructions for drawing people and animals using a minimum of line and circle combinations
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Topics: Drawing, Orange (Color) in art, Drawing
Internet Archive Books
by Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan, 1923- . dn
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Includes bibliographies and indexes
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Theology, Doctrinal
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 2"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Orphans, Wizards, Magic, Schools, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Determination...
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by Duby, Georges; Duby, Georges; Ariès, Philippe, 1914-1984
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by William D. Thornbury
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Topic: Geomorphology.
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by Jones, Diana Wynne
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Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl
Topic: Fantasy
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by James Baldwin
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Topics: African Americans, Black Muslims, United States -- Race relations
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by Keith L. Moore
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Topics: Human anatomy., Anatomy, Pathological., Anatomy.
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by Dangarembga, Tsitsi
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"This U.S. edition first published in 1989 by Seal Press"--T.p. verso
Topic: Women
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by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
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Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
Topics: Einwanderer, Ragtime
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky
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Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
Reprint. Previously published: A beautiful mind : a biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, 1994. 1st Touchstone ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999
Topics: Nash, John F., 1928-, Mathematicians, Mentally ill, Schizophrenics, Schizophrenia, Mathematics
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by Ryan, Pam Muñoz
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Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
Topics: Mexican Americans -- California -- Juvenile fiction, Mexican Americans -- California -- Fiction,...
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by Auel, Jean M
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ayla (Fictitious character), Glacial epoch
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by Jeff Kinney
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Topics: Humorous stories, Middle schools, Diaries, JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories, Family life,...
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by Fessenden, Ralph J., 1932-; Fessenden, Joan S
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Includes index
Topic: Chemistry, Organic
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by Magona, Sindiwe
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An American girl is murdered by blacks in 1993 South Africa while preparing them for democracy. The novel is in the form of a letter to the girl's mother, from the mother of one of the killers, describing the way apartheid brutalized her son. A first novel based on real events by a black South African writer
Topics: Modern fiction, Fiction, Fiction - General, General, Fiction / General, Biehl, Amy, Americans,...
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by Hammond Incorporated
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"New census edition including ZIP codes."--jacket
Topic: Atlases
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Topics: Ghost stories, American, Tales -- United States, Ghosts -- Folklore, Horror stories, Folklore --...
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by Jean Rhys
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Topics: British -- West Indies -- Fiction, West Indies -- Fiction
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Civilisation grecque, Civilización griega, Griekse oudheid, Cultuur, Invloed, Geschiedbeschouwing,...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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by Cunningham, Michael, 1952-
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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Book Award (American Library Association), 1999
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941, Women, Man-woman relationships, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction
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by Rowling, J. K; GrandPré, Mary, ill
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"Year 6"--Spine
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Schools, Potter, Harry (Fictitious character), Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and...
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by Guterson, David
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar...
Topics: Japanese Americans, Trials (Murder), Journalists
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by Musil, Robert, 1880-1942
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Translation of: Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
Topic: German fiction
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Sequel: Yo!
Topics: Sisters, Dominican Americans
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Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself
Topics: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Runaways, Brothers and sisters
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by Hitchens, Christopher
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"In the book that he quite possibly was born to write, provocateur and bestselling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person pitched at an angle of passionate disagreement against the lazy consensus than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways?" "This book explores the entire range of "contrary...
Topics: Conformity, Dissenters, Radicalism, Maatschappijkritiek, Dissenters
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Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash
Topics: Interpersonal relations, Boarding schools, Schools, Death
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by Emecheta, Buchi
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Topics: Motherhood -- Nigeria -- Fiction, Nigeria -- Fiction
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by Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-
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Originally published: Novato, Calif. : Presidio Press, 1981
Topics: Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-, United States. Marine Corps. Regiment, 5th. Battalion,...
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by Aronson, Elliot
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-495) and indexes
Topic: Social psychology
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by Santiago, Esmeralda; Santiago, Esmeralda. Almost a woman
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Continued by: Almost a woman
Topics: Santiago, Esmeralda, Puerto Ricans
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by Titilola Alexandrah Shoneyin
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Topics: Polygamy, Wives, Families, Fiction
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by Kevin Shillington
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Topic: Africa -- History
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by Williams, Tennessee (1911-1983)
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Topic: Théâtre anglais
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by Tan, Amy
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In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades. A celebrated novel in the tradition of Alice Adams and Margaret Atwood from the bestselling author of The Kitchen God's Wife
Topics: Women, Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Mother and child, Mothers, Reminiscing in old age, Loss...
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by Levine, Ira N., 1937-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 712-714) and index
Topic: Quantum chemistry
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by Oliver, Mary, 1935-
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: English language
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by Cooper, Geoffrey M
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 648-650) and index
Topics: Cellular biology, Molecular biology, Microchemistry, Science, Science/Mathematics, General, Life...
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by Achebe, Chinua; Innes, Catherine Lynette
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A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Topics: Short stories, African (English), Short stories, African, Manners and customs, Short stories,...
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by Alex Comfort
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Topics: Sex instruction., Sex customs.
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by Zadie Smith
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Topics: Assimilation (Sociology) -- Fiction., Interracial marriage -- Fiction., Genetic engineering --...
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by Jordan, Robert, 1948-2007
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In the Third Age, an age of prophecy when the world and time themselves hang in the balance, the Dark One, imprisoned by the Creator, is stirring in Shayol Ghul
Topics: Rand al'Thor (Fictitious character), Fiction, Fiction - Fantasy, Fantasy - General, Fiction /...
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"Several of these pieces have appeared, in slightly different form, in the New Yorker and Slate"--T.p. verso
Topics: Gawande, Atul, Surgeons, Surgery, Chirurg, General Surgery, Medical Errors
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Includes index
Topics: Statistics, Statistique, Statistique, Statistique, Méthode graphique, Statistics as Topic, Data...
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by Adiga, Aravind
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Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life--having nothing but his own wits to help him along
Topics: Chauffeurs, Poor, Ambition, Businesspeople
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 366-384) and index
Topics: Beeldvorming, Kultur, Rezeption, Geschichte, Kontinuität
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Bibliography: p. [1641]-1664
Topics: English language, Anglais (langue), Anglais (Langue), Engels, Grammatik, English language Grammar