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11_26_2015_Heart of Darkness_Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness 26 Nov

Joseph Conrad acknowledged that Heart of Darkness was in part based on his own experiences during his travels in Africa. In 1890, at the age of 31, he was appointed by a Belgian trading company to serve as the captain of a steamer on the…

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11_25_2015_The Picture of Dorian Gray_Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray 25 Nov

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical novel by the writer Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. The Picture of Dorian Gray begins on a beautiful summer day in Victorian era England, where Lord Henry Wotton,…

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11_24_2015_On The Run From Santa_Melinda Kinsman

On The Run From Santa 24 Nov

Thingy came to live with us last year, on Christmas Eve. He looked so cute when he arrived, but soon we wished he’d leave! The Top of the Wardrobe Gang are a close-knit team of book-writing cuddly toys. When Santa Claus delivers Thingy, a small…

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11_23_2015_The Rabbit Who Hated Carrots_Simon Knight

The Rabbit Who Hated Carrots 23 Nov

Ralph the Rabbit loves to play baseball, read, and eat ice cream. However, there is one thing he doesn’t love and that’s carrots. In fact, he HATES them! How is it possible for a rabbit to hate carrots? One day, Ralph is talking to his…

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11_22_2015_Sammy The Sheep Dog_Rob Dallowe

Sammy The Sheep Dog 22 Nov

Sammy loves having fun with his friends at the Valley Home for Lost Dogs. But why is it taking him so long to find a new owner? Join him on his adventure as he tries to find out. Perfect for bedtime reading and early readers,…

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11_21_2015_Diary of an Almost Cool Girl_B Campbell

Diary of an Almost Cool Girl 21 Nov

Hi Almost Cool Girls and Boys, Some of you might have read Diary of an Almost Cool Girl- My New School. Did you ever wonder why Maddi had to leave her last school? What happened that could be so bad? In this book, you get…

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11_20_2015_Knights of the Square Table_Teri Kanefield

Knights of the Square Table 20 Nov

Meet the Knights of the Square Table, San Francisco’s all-star chess team. On their way home from a tournament in Europe, their plane makes a forced landing on a remote island in the North Atlantic. Part survival story, part crime novel with a twist, here’s…

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11_19_2015_Frederick Douglass_Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass 19 Nov

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. Douglass begins by explaining that he does not know the date of his birth (February 3, 1818), and that his mother…

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11_18_2015_The Brothers Karamazov_Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Brothers Karamazov 18 Nov

The Brothers Karamazov also translated as The Karamazov Brothers, is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. The author…

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11_17_2015_Don Quixote_Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Don Quixote 17 Nov

Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential…

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