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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Irene Gut Opdyke

Anchor, 2001

In My Hands began as one non-Jew’s challenge to any who would deny the Holocaust. Much like The Diary of Anne Frank , it has become a profound document of an individual’s heroism in the face of the greatest evil mankind has known. In the fall of 1939 the Nazis invaded Irene Gut’s beloved Poland, ending her training as a nurse and thrusting the sixteen-year-old Catholic girl into a world of degradation that somehow gave her the ...
  
  











  



  
Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

Algonquin Books, 2013

Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts ...
  
  











  



  
These High, Green Hills (The Mitford Years #3)
Jan Karon

Penguin Books, 1997

The third novel in the popular Mitford series, by the bestselling author of  At Home in Mitford  and  Somebody Safe with Somebody Good   In These High, Green Hills we're once again in Mitford, a southern village of local characters so heartwarming and hilarious you'll wish you lived right next door. At last, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, has married his talented and vivacious neighbor, Cynthia. Now, of ...
  
  











  



  
Every Living Thing (All Creatures Great and Small)
James Herriot

St. Martin's Griffin, 2005

James Herriot's final work and last in his beloved series of animal stories This fifth and final of James Herriot's heartwarming story collections brings back familiar friends (including old favorites such as Tricki Woo) and introduces new ones, including Herriot's children Rosie and Jimmy and the marvelously eccentric vet Calum Buchanan. As James grows older, he finds that change comes even to his beloved Yorkshire---but not necessarily bad, ...
  
  











  



  
The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family
Matt Groening, Ray Richmond

It Books, 1997

It's hard to believe that the Simpsons have been around for more than a decade. Today, The Simpsons is the longest-running animated series of all time (dethroning The Flintstones in February 1997), and an intrinsic part of pop culture. The Simpsons Complete Guide to your Favourite Show is a celebration of this family's phenomenal decade. Arranged by season, the book covers each episode of the television show, with the special episodes ...
  
  











  



  
Winterdance: Fine Madness of Alaskan Dog-racing
Gary Paulsen

Orion mass market paperback, 1998

Gary Paulsen was in his forties, an internationally famous children's writer. Then he was overtaken by his passion, a passion for Alaskan dog-racing and a passion for the wild, beautiful landscape of the Arctic. WINTERDANCE is the story of this passion. It is a powerful, almost unbelievable adventure, told with humour, pathos, vitality and excitement.
  
  











  



  
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Laura Hillenbrand

Random House, 2001

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit’s fortunes: Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile ...
  
  











  



  
A Dangerous Path (Warriors, Book 5)
Erin Hunter

HarperCollins, 2004

ShadowClan has a dark new leader, but will he be satisfied with his power now -- or does his desire for revenge burn even more strongly? Fireheart fears that there is a connection between the rise of Tigerstar and the terrible dreams that haunt his nights, murmuring of danger and death. Meanwhile, a mysterious and vicious threat unlike any other has invaded the forest, placing every cat's life in peril. Fireheart's beloved leader has turned her ...
  
  











  



  
Adopting the Racing Greyhound
Cynthia A. Branigan

*Howell Book House, 1992

People who adopt an ex-racer have spared an intelligent, elegant creature from either being destroyed immediately or sold for research-and this book discusses virtually every conceivable situation that a person adopting a Greyhound is likely to encounter. It includes both the proud history of this oldest of all purebred dog families, as well as fascinating stories from people who have decided to adopt.
  
  











  



  
The Sound and the Furry: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series Book 6)

Atria Books, 2013

In the sixth entry in the New York Times bestselling mystery series that the Los Angeles Times called “nothing short of masterful,” Chet and Bernie are handed a hard case in the Big Easy. Chet and Bernie, the best canine/human P.I. team in the business, encounter a prison work crew that includes Frenchie Boutette, an old pal they sent up the river. Frenchie begs Bernie to go find his brother Ralph, a reclusive inventor who has ...
  
  











  



  
Dogsbody
Diana Wynne Jones

HarperTrophy, 2001

The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried for murder by his heavenly peers and found guilty. His sentence: to be reborn on Earth as a dog until such time as he carries out the seemingly impossible mission imposed on him. In his Earth guise, Sirius, renamed Leo, truly lives a dog's life. Although he is the pet of a girl who loves him, both child and dog are mistreated by the family with whom they live. But the worldly obstacles Leo faces are minor when ...
  
  











  



  
Dogsbody
Diana Wynne Jones

Firebird, 2012

The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried - and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the planet Earth until he can carry out a seemingly impossible mission - the recovery of a deadly weapon known as the Zoi. The first lesson Sirius learns in his lowly earthly form is that humans have all the power. The second is that even though his young mistress loves him, she can't protect either of them. The ...
  
  











  



  
Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story
Libby Riddles, Tim Jones

Stackpole Books, 1988

Explores the history of the trail and celebrated the frontiersmen and their dogs who braved its dangers.
  
  











  



  
The Warning (Animorphs #16)
K.A. Applegate

Scholastic Paperbacks, 1998

Jake has made an amazing discovery: a web site about the Yeerks. Should the Animorphs investigate? If they do, they might walk right into a trap. And if they don't, they'll never know if they're fighting their enemies alone. (Digest) .
  
  











  



  
Sexy/Dangerous
Beverly Jenkins

HarperTorch, 2006

Wearing her shades, a black Stetson, and snakeskin cowboy boots, security agent Maxine "Max" Blake is the baddest thing walking. Ex-marine, ex-cop, and a whole lotta 'tude, Max doesn't have time for anything but her job. Her latest assignment: to protect Dr. Adam Gary. Her problem: he doesn't want her there. Adam wants to focus on his work, not to be distracted by this tall, sexy woman. A foiled kidnapping attempt may have forced him to take ...
  
  











  



  
Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River
Sidney Huntington

Alaska Northwest Books, 1993

In his dramatic autobiography, Alaskan elder Sidney Huntington, half-white, half-Athabascan, recounts his adventures, tragedies, and ultimate success.
  
  











  



  
On the Edge of Nowhere

Epicenter Press, 2014

His father is a white trapper, his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family. Thus, Jimmy Huntington learns early how to survive on the land. Huntington is only seven when his mother dies, and he must care for his younger siblings. A courageous and inspiring man, Huntington hunts wolves, fights bears, survives close calls too numerous to mention, and becomes a championship sled-dog racer.
  
  











  



  
Dangling Without a Rope, 2012

Barbara “Bobbe” Belmont, the girl from Midnight Express, grew up on suburban Long Island. After graduating from a Catholic women's college in 1968, she turned her back on tradition and roamed the globe, immersing herself in a radical, often dangerous world of sports and travel. Filled with vivid descriptions of wild and remote places, Dangling Without a Rope is a one-of-a-kind reader’s feast. A determined explorer of the unknown, Belmont ...
  
  











  



  
The Red Trailer Mystery (Trixie Belden #2)
Julie Campbell

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2003

Trixie and Honey’s friend Jim has run away from Sleepyside–before anyone could tell him that he is the only heir to the huge Frayne fortune. The girls set out across upstate New York in a trailer to track him down . . . and stumble onto another mystery along the way!
  
  











  



  
Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl

Penguin Books, 1992

This is a complete collection of the superb short stories which have appeared in: "Over To You", "Kiss Kiss", "Someone Like You", "Switch Bitch" and eight further stories: "The Umberella man"; "Mr Botibol"; "Vengeance in Mine inc"; "The Butler"; "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life"; "The Bookseller"; and, "The Hitchhiker, The Surgeon".
  
  











  








   



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