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The big short : inside the doomsday machine

The big short : inside the doomsday machine

Lewis, Michael (Michael M.), author
2010


Cat's cradle

Cat's cradle

Vonnegut, Kurt, author
2009

Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it. Solution. Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he is the inventor of ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet.

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Catching stars

Catching stars

Keenan, Cayla, author
2018

BJayin Ijaad is in hiding. A witch with powerful abilities, she carves out a life for herself in the slums of Pavaal, a city rotting from the inside out. When an old acquaintance tracks her down, Jayin is dragged back into a world she tried to escape -- and is determined to escape again. Madix Kell is on the run. After two years in prison for crimes he did not commit, Maddix escapes and seeks out a legendary order of witchhunters who are his only chance to find justice. All is not as it seems and Maddix soon finds himself on the run from the people he sought as allies. When their paths collide, Jayin and Maddix must put aside their prejudices and forge an uneasy alliance that could crumble at any moment. But if they want to survive in Aestos -- a brutal kingdom where magic and corruption lie hand in hand and enemies lurk around every corner -- they must first survive each other.

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The complete adventures of Curious George

The complete adventures of Curious George

Rey, Margret, author
2016

The adventures of the ingenious little monkey who left the jungle to live with the man in the yellow hat.

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Exploding science : 18 epic experiments!

Exploding science : 18 epic experiments!

Crane, Cody, author
2013

Are you ready for some explosive science experiments? Discover 18 epic experiments that go boom, pop, fizz, and Ka-Boom! These messy, fun explosions will have your friends and family amazed at your explosive genius.

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Hell to midnight

Hell to midnight

Logan, Jake, author
1993






Leverage in death

Leverage in death

Robb, J. D., 1950-, author
2018

When Paul Rogan sets off a bomb in the conference room where a merger is being finalized, killing eleven people, no one can understand why. He was a loving husband and father, with everything to live for. Then his wife and daughter are found chained up in the family home, and everything becomes clear. Rogan had been given a horrifying choice - set off the bomb, or see his loved ones suffer and die. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows the violence won't end here. The men behind the attack are determined, organized and utterly ruthless. In this shocking and challenging case, both Eve and husband Roarke are heading into serious danger.

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Living a healthy life with chronic pain

Living a healthy life with chronic pain

LeFort, Sandra M., author
2015

"Nobody wants chronic pain in their lives. Unfortunately, about 30 percent of people worldwide live with chronic pain conditions, many of which have no identifiable cause. We wrote this book to help these people explore healthy ways to manage and live with their chronic pain condition so they can enjoy more fulfilling, satisfying lives"-- Provided by publisher.

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Mortal sins

Mortal sins

Porter, Anna, author
2017


My fox ate my homework

My fox ate my homework

Blaze, David, author
2018

My name is Jonah Johnson, and I'm in the 6th grade--but please call me Joe. My whole world just got turned upside down. There's a talking fox that keeps getting me into trouble at my new house in the country. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true! And there's a mean old chicken that throws rotten eggs! To top it all off, I've got to deal with the school bully and help save my mom's new house!

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Olive, again

Olive, again

Strout, Elizabeth, author
2019

The iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine.

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A prayer for Owen Meany

A prayer for Owen Meany

Irving, John, 1942- author
2013

While playing baseball in the summer of 1953, Owen Meany hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother, and he becomes convinced that he is an instrument of God.

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The Sandman

The Sandman

Gaiman, Neil, author, narrrator
2020

When The Sandman, also known as Lord Morpheus, the immortal king of dreams, stories, and the imagination, is pulled from his realm and imprisoned on Earth by a nefarious cult, he languishes for decades before finally escaping. Once free, he must retrieve the three "tools" that will restore his power and help him to rebuild his dominion, which has deteriorated in his absence. As the multi-threaded story unspools, The Sandman descends into Hell to confront Lucifer, chases rogue nightmares who have escaped his realm, and crosses paths with an array of characters from DC comic books, ancient myths, and real-world history, including: Inmates of Gotham City's Arkham Asylum, Doctor Destiny, the muse Calliope, the three Fates, William Shakespeare, and many more.

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Saturn's children

Saturn's children

Stross, Charles, author
2009

Sometime in the twenty-third century, humanity went extinct leaving only androids behind. Freya Nakamichi 47 is a femmebot, one of the last of her kind still functioning. With no humans left to pay for the pleasures she provides, she agrees to transport a mysterious package from Mercury to Mars. Unfortunately for Freya, she has just made herself a moving target for some very powerful, very determined humanoids who will stop at nothing to possess the contents of the package.

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Thank you for your service

Thank you for your service

Finkel, David, 1955- author
2014


Trailblazers : featuring Harriet Tubman and other Christian heroes

Trailblazers : featuring Harriet Tubman and other Christian heroes

Jackson, Dave 1944- author
2003

In five fictional works, presents the lives of five Christian heroes from modern history and details their accomplishments and their faith in God.

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Troubles in paradise

Troubles in paradise

Hilderbrand, Elin, author
2020

After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene once again learns just how little she knew about the man she loved. With help from their friends, Irene and her sons set up their lives while evidence mounts that the helicopter crash that killed Russ may not have been an accident. Meanwhile, the island watches this drama unfold -- including the driver of a Jeep with tinted windows who seems to be shadowing the Steele family. As a storm gathers strength in the Atlantic, surprises are in store for the Steeles: help from a mysterious source, and a new beginning in the paradise that has become their home. At last all will be revealed about the secrets and lies that brought Irene and her sons to St. John -- and the truth that transformed them all.

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Witch hunt : a novel

Witch hunt : a novel

Rankin, Ian, author
2000