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  • The Russian donation / Christoph Spielberg ; translated by Gerald Chapple. - Read On
    staff apparently successfully Chenkov disappeared Now Hoffmann who was looking forward to watching a soccer game on TV is called at short notice to cover for a colleague on the night shift His first case is Chenkov whose skin looks yellow The patient quickly expires or was he DOA Hoffmann doubtful that Chenkov died of natural causes thinks that something more alarming is at play Disappearing medical records only heighten his suspicions Hoffmann and his girlfriend Celine make a winning investigative pair and his endearing persona elevates this well above the majority of hospital based mysteries Jan c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission Starred Review Originally published in Germany in 2001 the first book in the Dr Hoffman series is a real corker Dr Felix Hoffman is an emergency room doctor who is saddened by the death of a former patient who not so long ago seemed to have nothing seriously wrong with him Hoffman s mood quickly turns to anger when he learns that the paperwork has been altered rewritten to attribute an almost certainly false cause of death and to eliminate the possibility of an autopsy Determined to get to the bottom of it Hoffman stumbles into an intricate conspiracy that reaches from the bowels of the hospital to its highest offices Spielberg a physician made a bit of a splash in Germany with this first novel and it s easy to see why This is a very well constructed book with a protagonist narrator who is strong resourceful and unwilling to put up with any crap Three more Hoffman novels are due to make their first English appearances soon but anything less than immediately might not be soon enough for readers who crack open this

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  • The other - Read On
    the sort of boy who makes his parents proud The Perrys live in the bucolic New England town their family settled in centuries ago and indeed the extended family has gathered at their farm this summer to mourn the death of the twins father in an unfortunate accident Mrs Perry never quite recovered from the shock and stays sequestered her room leaving her sons to roam free As the summer

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  • Our kind of people : a continent's challenge, a country's hope / Uzodinma Iweala. - Read On
    in the 1990s who make efforts to bring discussion about living and coping with HIV into the open A positive progressive look at individual warriors in the ongoing battle against AIDS Iweala s book deserves a wide audience Huntley Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission Starred Review The author of Beasts of No Nation 2005 takes on the marginalization of people living with HIV in Africa in this seminal new work Focusing on his homeland of Nigeria Iweala reached out to doctors activists and people living with the virus to strip away many of the preconceived notions and prejudices associated with it He points out that labeling people with HIV as victims or sufferers dismisses and diminishes them and he then shows how thanks to antiretrovirals ARVs and increased awareness people can remain functioning members of society after an HIV diagnosis While things are better since the beginnings of the epidemic in the 1980s the prohibitive costs of ARVs and the stigmas associated with the virus that keep many from admitting they have it do hinder progress Hope comes in the form of doctors community leaders and celebrities including singer Femi Kuti whose famous Afrobeat pioneer father Fela Kuti died of AIDS in the 1990s who make efforts to bring discussion about living and coping with HIV into the open A positive progressive look at individual warriors in the ongoing battle against AIDS Iweala s book deserves a wide audience Huntley Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist Terms of Use Summary In 2005 Uzodinma Iweala stunned readers and critics alike with Beasts of No Nation his debut novel about child soldiers in West Africa Now his return to Africa has produced Our Kind of People a non fiction account of the AIDS crisis

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  • The longest race a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance - Read On
    the environment and the effects of the nation s declining physical fitness The book is well structured and the conversation is thought provoking planting questions and ideas that readers will ruminate on long after the last page is turned Ayres narrative skill makes this book stand out from other accounts of ultramarathons and is sure to appeal to both runners and nonrunners alike Gaus Eve Copyright 2010 Booklist Terms of Use Table of Contents Map p x Boonsboro Dawn p 1 The Start When Life Begins Again South Mountain p 11 The Rush and the Dilemma of Pacing Appalachian Trail p 28 What Are My Running Shoes For The Journey from Barefoot Hunter to Boots on the Ground to Where I Am Now Weverton Cliff p 45 The Art of Breathing and the Music of Motion Do My Feet Have Eyes of Their Own Keep Tryst Road p 61 With a Little Help from Our Friends The Not So Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Towpath p 72 Learning from Quarterbacks The Slower Is Faster Phenomenon Antietam Aqueduct p 85 Redemption A Recovering Strength for the Human Runner and for the Human Race Killiansburg Cave p 99 Becoming a Persistence Hunter The Long Day of Tracking the Grateful Kill the Celebration Snyder s Landing p 114 The Energy Supply Illusion Carbo Loading Body Heat and Naked Skin A Boiled Potato Miracle p 129 Burning Fat in a Carbohydrate Fire A Secret of the Inca Messengers Taylor s Landing p 142 Negotiating with Fatigue and Turning Long Hours into Moments Dam Number 4 p 156 Seeing Around Bends We Came We Envisioned We Got Disconnected Country Road p 167 The Blessing and Curse of Competition Why Vince Lombardi Was Dead Wrong Williamsport p 181 If You Fall Then You Crawl What Is It About Finishing Late Afternoon p 197 The Fading Light Postscript 2012 p 204 Appendix p 209 Notes for an Aspiring Ultrarunner Notes p 233 Acknowledgments p 239 About the Author p 242 Terms of Use Summary First and foremost a book about running The Longest Race takes readers alongside ultramarathoner Ed Ayres as he prepares for runs and finishes the JFK 50 mile race at a then record breaking time for his age division 60 and older But for Ayres this race was about more than just running and the book also encompasses his musings and epiphanies along the way about possibilities for human achievement and the creation of a sustainable civilization Looking back over a lifetime of more than 50 years of long distance running Ayres realizes that his running has taught him important lessons about endurance patience and foresight These qualities also hallmarks of being human likely helped humans to survive and thrive in the evolutionary race and Ayres posits they are qualities absolutely necessary to building a sustainable society Grounding each step of his argument are vivid details from this particular race and other moments across his long running career These experiences take us far

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  • Dream new dreams reimagining my life after loss - Read On
    D Dream new dreams reimagining my life after loss Dream new dreams reimagining my life after loss Author Pausch Jai Publisher Thorndike Press 2012 ISBN 9781410449603 hardback lg print Find

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  • Who done it? : investigation of murder most foul / conducted by Jon Scieszka (and you, the reader). - Read On
    and professions of innocence that follow from Libba Bray John Green Maureen Johnson Lemony Snicket Mo Willems and many others are two to three page essays Of course I wanted to murder Herman Mildew Please understand I want to murder people all the time and I never do it writes Mac Barnett who then lists other hateful people he hasn t killed Elsewhere a murderous tweet comes back to haunt gayleformanicepickkiller an annotated illustration shows a suspicious looking Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown with straitjackets and voodoo dolls and David Levithan riffs on William Carlos Williams herman mildew ate the plums that were in the icebox and I was pissed Jokes about royalty statements missed deadlines and editorial cruelty may be a bit inside baseball for the average reader but teens should be entertained by the range of imagination and humor on display while seeing favorite authors in a mischievous new light Ages 12 up Feb c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Terms of Use Summary A star studded anthology with a devilish hook whose proceeds benefit 826nyc the fabulous literacy non profit founded by Dave Eggers Can you imagine the most cantankerous book editor alive Part Voldemort part

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  • Red velvet cupcake murder - Read On
    the air though after the Lake Eden sheriff s secretary Barbara Donnelly falls from the hotel penthouse sustaining serious brain damage A subsequent fatal automobile accident suggests to Hannah that murder is once again stalking the small town Fluke fans should appreciate the reappearance of series regulars like Hannah s two boyfriends Mike Kingston and Norman Rhodes who turns out to be an old flame of Bev s but the tepid humor and meandering storyline are unlikely to win newcomers Author tour Mar c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Hannah Swensen s cupcakes come under suspicion when an old rival dies from poisoning Culinary cozies don t get any tastier than this winning series now serving up case number 18 after Cinnamon Roll Murder c Copyright 2013 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Terms of Use Summary It s a hot summer evening in Lake Eden Minnesota and the Grand Opening of the refurbished Albion Hotel Hannah Swensen s famous Red Velvet cupcakes are being served in the new Red Velvet lounge

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  • The crazy computers joke book - Read On
    2013 ISBN 9781615336432 library binding Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary Find out why the medical computer went to prison in the pages of this technology based joke book Readers will learn many other technological jokes and be eager

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