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Graceling

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2009

Kristin Cashore’s bestselling, award-winning fantasy Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, a smart, beautiful teenager who lives in a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent that can be anything from dancing to swimming. Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace… ...
  
  











  



  
Travelling light - poetry

Vickie Johnstone, 2011

A collection of 38 poems about people wandering the world with their dreams, searching for something.
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of ...
Crispin Boyer

National Geographic Children's Books, 2012

Keeping kids entertained while on a long drive can be a challenge, but the National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Atlas can help. This book includes easy-to-read, simple road maps of each state and Washington, D.C., and a map of the United States. State symbols, cool things to do, boredom busters, fun facts, wacky roadside attractions, and games accompany the maps and provide engaging information with stunning photographs that will keep ...
  
  











  



  
Midnight Train to Paris (A Paris Time Travel Romance)

Montlake Romance, 2013

When hard-hitting DC reporter Jillian Chambord learns that her twin sister, Isla, has been abducted from a luxury train traveling through the Alps, not even the threat of losing her coveted position at The Washington Daily can stop her from hopping on the next flight to France. Never mind the fact that Samuel Kelly—the sexy former CIA agent who Jillian has sworn off forever—has been assigned as the lead investigator in the case. When ...
  
  











  



  
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2014
Rick Steves

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2013

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to: Plan your itinerary and maximize your time Pack light—and right Find good-value hotels and restaurants Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane Avoid crowds and tourist scams Hurdle the language barrier Understand cultural differences and connect with locals Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime After 30 ...
  
  











  



  
Rick Steves’ Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels
Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2013

Check out works by Rembrandt and Van Gogh and bike along canals fringed with Dutch elm trees— with Rick Steves’ Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels, travelers can experience the best of this world-class destination—economically and hassle-free. From historic sights to progressive politics, the Netherlands offers endless sights and activities, and no one knows how to experience it all without wasting time and money better than Rick Steves and Gene ...
  
  











  



  
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor
Ernie J. Zelinski

Visions International Publishing, 2009

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free offers inspirational advice on how to enjoy life to its fullest. The key to achieving an active and satisfying retirement involves a great deal more than having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life -- interesting leisure activities, creative pursuits, physical well-being, mental well-being, and solid social support. World-class author and innovator Ernie J. Zelinski ...
  
  











  



  
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans
Rush Limbaugh

Threshold Editions, 2013

MEET RUSH LIMBAUGH’S REALLY GOOD PAL, RUSH REVERE ! Okay, okay, my name’s really Rusty—but my friends call me Rush. Rush Revere. Because I’ve always been the #1 fan of the coolest colonial dude ever, Paul Revere. Talk about a rock star—this guy wanted to protect young America so badly, he rode through those bumpy, cobblestone-y streets shouting “the British are coming!” On a horse. Top of his lungs. Wind blowing, rain ...
  
  











  



  
Outlander
Diana Gabaldon

Dell, 1992

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our ...
  
  











  



  
The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success
Andy Andrews

Thomas Nelson, 2005

“ The Traveler’s Gift effectively combines self-help with fiction . . . sustaining momentum while simultaneously passing on instructions for positive thinking . . . an exemplary job at  providing positive suggestions for overcoming life’s obstacles.” - Publishers Weekly “Andy Andrews will challenge you to reach your fullest potential.” - J ohn C. Maxwell , Founder, The INJOYTM Group “ The ...
  
  











  



  
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
Michael Lewis

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us." The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata ...
  
  











  



  
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm)

Firebird, 2012

Enter the Graceling Realm and let it work its magic . . . When Queen Bitterblue took the throne of Monsea, she was a child, and her advisers ran the kngdom for her. Now she is beginning to question their decisions, especially how they handle the legacy of her father Leck, who who ruled through his Grace—a special talent for mind-altering—and his taste for darkness and violence. Bitterblue needs to know Monsea’s past to lead it into the ...
  
  











  



  
Geek Love: A Novel
Katherine Dunn

Vintage, 2002

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make ...
  
  











  



  
The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004

A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the ...
  
  











  



  
Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and ...

Reader's Digest, 2009

The best-selling Reader's Digest travel book has 40% new content including over 200 new sites, over 200 new full-color photographs, and all-new, up-to- date maps. Off the Beaten Path spotlights over 1,000 of the United States' most overlooked must- see destinations. In a state-by-state A-to-Z format, this budget-friendly vacation planner reveals the best-kept secret spots so that no matter where you live, you can plan an unforgettable local ...
  
  











  



  
Kindred (Bluestreak)
Octavia Butler

Beacon Press, 2004

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain ...
  
  











  



  
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Candice Millard

Anchor, 2006

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its ...
  
  











  



  
Travels with Charley in Search of America
John Steinbeck

Penguin Books, 1980

To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the tress, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. And he ...
  
  











  



  
Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips
National Geographic

National Geographic, 2007

No one knows the world like National Geographic—and in this lavish volume, we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys, along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of ...
  
  











  



  
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Rolf Potts

Villard Books, 2002

Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Potts gives the necessary information on: • financing your travel time • determining your destination • adjusting to life on ...
  
  











  








   



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