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The Perfect Villain
By Gary S. Chafetz

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IT WOOD BE FUN: Woodworking with Children
By Michael Bentinck-Smith

This book is geared for teaching children five to ten years old how to work with wood. At this age much can be done to tap into a child's imagination, willingness to learn, and eagerness to try new things. The book resembles a toolbox for parents. It contains all the information you need to work successfully with young children, including supportive advice culled from years of experience.

Woodworking with Children

By Peter Macy & Katherine Bell

Join Hannah as she leaves her home country of Thurungia and takes a journey to visit her Grandmother for Valentine's Day. Hannah receives a singing balloon and learns that anything can happen!

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By Peter Macy & Katherine Bell

In secret, Hannah prepares a wonderful surprise for her baby cousin, Princess Astrid. But Hannah herself is the one who is truly surprised!

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PAPA, DID WE BREAK IT?: Sketches from a StreetPerformers Life
By Leonard Solomon

The crazed inventor and performer of the Majestic Bellowphone presents an intriguing collection of personal vignettes--from dinosaurs and pipe-bombs in the rural New Jersey of his boyhood, to chasing down a burglar on the midnight streets of Cambridge; from street performing in New Orleans to the joys and sorrows of raising his two sons; these stories are as varied as they are engaging. Humorous, irreverent and thoughtful, this is the chronicle of a truly unique character.

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Templar's at the Newport Tower
By David S. Brody

A modern-day mystery novel rooted in recently-discovered ancient artifacts left by Templar Knights during a secret mission to North America in 1398. Attorney Cameron Thorne is thrust into a bloody tug-of-war involving secret societies, treasure hunters and keepers of the secrets of the Jesus bloodline. There is no shortage of people willing to maim and murder to prevent Cam from uncovering the shocking truths behind this ancient Templar mission. Joined by Amanda, a beautiful British researcher with secrets of her own, Cam races around New England with only two choices—unravel the 600-year-old mysteries encoded in the ancient artifacts, or die trying.

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By Cynthia Polansky

On the morning of May 10, 1940, the last thing Sofie Rijnfeld expected was the sky to start raining German paratroopers. She and Jan, her husband of three years, were living contentedly in Amsterdam with Jan's six daughters. Life held the promise of a bright future for the Rijnfelds... until the German occupation of Holland and a six-pointed star made of yellow cloth with the word "jood" in the middle.

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a novel

By David S. Brody

Boston attorney Shelby Baskin, and her fiancé Bruce Arrujo, return again to the streets of Boston, this time to prevent a terrorist attack on the city...

Shelby Baskin has it all — a successful law practice, a condo in the Back Bay, a fiancé who adores her. Then she receives a baffling letter from her rich Uncle Abraham, a Holocaust survivor: Only she, he mysteriously proclaims, can prevent a major terrorist attack on Boston.

Working with Homeland Security, Shelby and her fiancé, Bruce Arrujo, race through the streets of Boston, first attempting to stop a Hiroshima-sized LNG tanker explosion in Boston Harbor, then fighting to prevent a deadly release of anthrax powder at Fenway Park. Yet the terrorists always seem to be one step ahead of them.

Through it all, a question haunts Shelby: Why does Uncle Abraham always seem to be one step ahead of the terrorists?

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By Elliot Lilien (Compiler), Laraine Armenti (Illustrator)

Water is Rising in the Classroom, True Terror Dreams of Teachers is a collection of nightmares of actual teachers. Teachers in classrooms K-12 were interviewed in seventeen schools in three states to form the content of the book. The stress brought on by teaching is evident in the dreams. Teachers are afraid they will lose control, be humiliated, have no preparation, or be put in charge of students who could not be handled by anyone. Teachers in all schools surveyed admitted to having the dreams, there being no apparent difference in the content of the dreams experienced by men and women, teachers in wealthy versus less wealthy schools, or public versus independent schools. The book is interesting and humorous, and reveals the pressures teachers experience. It is softcover with color cover, 98 pages, and illustrated with thirty-seven black and white illustrations.

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By David S. Brody

A Boston Globe Bestseller

Bruce Arrujo is a professional art thief. He has also just completed law school and landed a job with BostonÕs top law firm.

The reason for his career change? Boston's red-hot real estate market has suddenly crashed, and Bruce figures that some of his firm's institutional clients won't notice if a couple of million dollars is siphoned away during the resulting chaos.

But the police definitely notice when a local art museum is robbed of $100 million in art. And they definitely notice when a transvestite prostitute is found strangled in a Back Bay alley.

Is Bruce behind one or both of these crimes? Or has he, instead, become the unwitting puppet of an unseen adversary? And when a stunning young Harvard Law School student gets dragged into the mess, will Bruce betray his love for her in order to ensure his own fortune?

At stake? Millions of dollars. A lifetime in jail. The love of his life.

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25 years of good health laughs

By Dr. David Spiegelman

Recent studies show that laughter is good for the human cardiovascular system. We already know it's good for the soul. Thus we can confidently say that Dr. David Spiegelman's 'Medical Malaprops' is good for you, body and soul.

Dr. Spiegelman has practiced family medicine in the rural community of Pepperell, Massachusetts for over 25 years. His fondness for his patients comes through loud and clear, always with a healthy dose of humor.

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a novel in stories

By Dwight Harshbarger

From air raid drills in 1942 to the arrival of the Interstate highway in the mid-1950s, a boy, Freddy Lemley, shows us the American experience through the prism of his small West Virginia town. As he faces the struggles to come of age in the post-war years, so his town struggles to adapt to the changes that hover above it like UFO.

Economic growth and intrusion of new highways, racial injustice, religious revival, accidental death, suicide, the historic fight by coal miners for safe conditions and decent wages, all leave their marks on Freddie and the town. And through it all, he pursues the girl of his dreams. It is not till the Presidential primary of 1960, as John Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey the visit town, that Freddie, over a cup of coffee with Senator Humphrey, is able to recognize the loss of the way of life he knew and loved.

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By Kimberly Scott

It is 1975. Boston is mired in the quagmire of court-ordered forced busing. Protest marches course through the streets daily. Children attend schools teeming with armed riot police. Angry mobs heckle students as they step off school buses. Snipers are staked out on school rooftops.

This is daily life for the young people of Boston. A cautious attempt by Katie Flannery from Charlestown to start a dialogue with Jack Sinclair from Roxbury ignites already inflamed racial tensions and sets off a sequence of events that will change both their lives forever.

This story will take you from the explosively integrated school hallways to the bloody street battles with police, from the drug dens of Roxbury to the stately homes surrounding Charlestown's soaring Bunker Hill monument. It will bring you back to the roiling anger and moral ambiguity that rocked Boston and the country during the tumult of the forced busing era. And it will deliver you intimately into the lives of these two families struggling desperately to survive it all.

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By David S. Brody

The chance discovery of an ancient Indian chief's grave paves the way for the Mashpee Indian tribe to lay claim to $2 billion worth of prime Cape Cod real estate. Unfortunately for both the townspeople and the tribe members, the gravesite was discovered by Rex Griffin, a con artist intent on parlaying his find into a multi-million dollar payoff. When Griffin is run down and left to die in a ditch, he continues to act as a puppeteer from the grave, forcing both sides into a feud and a high-stakes legal battle that cannot end until the mystery of who murdered him is solved.

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By Richard Meibers

The machine age of the nineteenth century laid the groundwork for America's becoming the world's greatest super power in the twentieth. That most exquisite of machines, the mechanical watch still fascinates thousands of people today as a symbol of that age. The Fitchburg Watch, made at the height of the machine age, in a city that itself symbolizes the country's transition from a farm society to an industrial one, is an important artifact of American history. This is the story of how that watch came to be. It is the story of the people who created it, and of the community that fostered its development.

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By Richard Meibers

Clement Scheutz, a young mercenary soldier, finds himself entangled in Cuba's armed revolution. Wanting to give up his life of violence, he returns to Cincinnati to try to pick up the traces of what had once been his home. But, even there, among his family, and with the woman he had loved as a teenager, home cannot give him the peace he had hoped to find.

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