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That Used to Be Us by Friedman and Mandelbaum That Used to Be Us: how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back
Thomas L Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

380 Pages
15 Copies

Makes recommendations for meeting four major challenges currently facing the United States, including globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and unbalanced energy consumption.

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The Tiger's Wife Tiger's Wife, The
Tea Obreht

337 Pages
11 Copies

Struggling to understand why her beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home, a young doctor in a war-torn Balkan country takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."

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Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann Tigers in Red Weather
Liza Klaussmann

356 Pages
9 Copies

Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their 'real lives': Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war. Soon the gilt begins to crack. Helena's husband is not the man he seemed to be, and Hughes has returned from the war distant, his inner light curtained over. On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena--with their children, Daisy and Ed--try to recapture that sense of possibility. But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel. The members of the family spin out of their prescribed orbits, secrets come to light, and nothing about their lives will ever be the same. Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, Tigers in Red Weather is an unforgettable debut novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment"--Provided by publisher.

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The twelve tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis Twelve tribes of Hattie, The
Ayana Mathis

243 Pages
8 Copies

The story of an African American family held together with a mother's grit and monumental courage.

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand

473 Pages
11 Copies

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

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