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Out of sight by Elmore Leonard
Them by Joyce Carol Oates
Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer
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When Zinos hires a gourmet chef for his struggling restaurant, it drives away his low-life regulars. In the meantime, his girlfriend, Nadine, moves back to China, but a hip new clientele brings the restaurant back to life. When he goes to China to get Nadine back, he leaves the restaurant in the hands of his criminal brother. When Zinos discovers that Nadine has a new boyfriend, and his brother has gambled away his restaurant, he knows he must work with his brother if he is to get it back.

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are on an all-expenses-paid trip for the Observer. Their tough assignment is to drive through beautiful Italian country, eat lavishly, and stay in exquisite small hotels, all so that one or the other can write high-toned culinary drivel for the paper.

With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France's civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Before long, Babette has convinced them to try something other than boiled codfish and ale bread-- a gourmet French meal! Her feast scandalizes the elders, except for the visiting General. Just who is this strangely talented Babette, who has terrified this pious town with the prospect of losing their souls for enjoying too much earthly pleasure?

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When an English lord is captured by a Sioux Indian tribe, he is given to the chief's aging mother as a servant. Gradually, he embraces the tribe's way of life and falls in love with the chief's sister. But before he can be accepted with honor as an equal within the tribe, he must endure the Sun Vow.

Escaping bank robbers kidnap a vactioning family, rafting down scenic whitewater rivers. The mother struggles to comply while looking for a way out..

A brilliant inventor leads his devoted wife and four children into the remote jungles of Central America to carve out a new society, but instead faces the ultimate test of survival. Based on the  novel by Paul Theroux.

Two teens challenge nature and themselves as they set out to rescue their father in the arctic wilderness of Alaska where his plane has crashed, befriending a polar bear cub along the way.

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While Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, Charlie Brown aims to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl.

Carl Fredericksen is a 78- year-old curmudgeon. He used to enjoy his modest life as a balloon seller when his adventure-loving wife Ellie was still alive. When she died, Carl was left with his memories and the awareness that they never made their dream journey to Paradise Falls in South America. When well-meaning officials consign Carl to Shady Oaks Retirement Home, he rigs thousands of helium balloons to his house and floats away.

In the world behind our closet doors monsters are lurking to collect the energy of our screams. At Monsters, Inc., James P. Sullivan (Sully) is the top scream-generator with his partner Mike Wazowski. But, there's still a scream shortage in the monster world. One night, Sully and Mike accidentally let a human girl through her closet door into Monstropolis, and pandemonium ensues.

When an advanced canine and his adopted son use their time traveling WABAC machine, events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results. It's up to this most unexpected of father-son teams to somehow put things back on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.

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Birds of Detroit by Chris Fisher

Organized by family, an illustrated guide to Michigan fishes includes facts on range, preferred habitat, and migrations..

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Enjoy these short but fascinating biographies which come in under 200 pages.

Lady sings the blues by Billie Holiday
Scoundrel time by Lillian Hellman
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In the mid 1800s an ex-soldier decides that he would rather live alone as a mountain man in Colorado than deal with society's constraints.After a series of setbacks he meets grizzled mountain veteran Bear Claws who teaches him how to survive.

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story.

An orphaned bear cub and a wounded giant grizzly befriend each other and begin a desperate quest to escape from their most feared enemy, man.

A 13-year old girl and her estranged father learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them how to fly.

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