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Oak Grove, Louisiana 71263
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Larry Bond's red dragon rising : shadows of war
by Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice.

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The 10-minute total body breakthrough
by by Sean Foy with Nellie Sabin and Mike Smolinski ; foreword by William Sears.

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Cast of characters : common people in the hands of an uncommon God
by Max Lucado.

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Hurricane Katrina
by William Dudley, book editor.

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Dinner in the lions' den
by Bob Hartman ; Tim Raglin.

Horn Book (c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. 9780399246746 This retelling of the Old Testament story gives scant attention to Daniel, instead focusing on the interactions between an angel and the lions in the den. The angel--resplendent with golden curls--plays tickle with the lions to distract them from their potential meal. Though there's some humor, Raglin's exaggerated cartoon illustrations and Hartman's flip text (especially the mean-spirited ending) are generally off-putting. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.
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The fourteenth goldfish
by Jennifer L Holm

Horn Book (c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. 9780375870644 Ellie's science-obsessed grandfather finds a way to physically be thirteen again, and his grumpy seventy-six-year-old personality and the limitations of early adolescence make for a comical combination. With its richly entertaining premise, this novel is a breezy read, but it also manages to show off the potential of science and raise big questions about age and ethics. (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Kirkus Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission. What would it be like if your grandfather turned up in your house as a 13-year-old boy?For sixth-grader Ellie, this leads to a recognition of the importance of the cycle of life and the discovery of her own passion for science. After her scientist grandfather finds a way to regain his youth, hes denied access to his lab and must come to live with Ellie and her mother. Although he looks young, his intellect and attitudes havent changed. He still tells Ellies mother what to wear and when to come home, and he loathes middle school even more than Ellie does. Theres plenty of opportunity for humor in this fish-out-of-water story and also a lesson on the perils as well as the pluses of scientific discovery. Divorced parents, a goth friend and a longed-for cellphone birthday present are among the familiar details setting this story firmly in the present day, like Holms Year Told Through Stuff series, rather than in the past, like her three Newbery Honorwinning historical novels. The author demonstrates understanding of and sympathy for the awkwardness of those middle school years. But she also gets in a plug for the excitement of science, following it up with an authors note and suggestions for further exploration, mostly on the Web.Appealing and thought-provoking, with an ending that suggests endless possibilities. (Science fiction. 10-14) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
by Lori Gottlieb

Kirkus Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission. A vivacious portrait of a therapist from both sides of the couch.With great empathy and compassion, psychotherapist and Atlantic columnist and contributing editor Gottlieb (Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, 2010, etc.) chronicles the many problems facing the "struggling humans" in her stable of therapy patients. The intimate connection between patient and therapist established through the experience of psychic suffering forms the core of the memoir, as the author plumbs the multifaceted themes of belonging, emotional pain, and healing. "Therapistsdeal with the daily challenges of living just like everyone else.Our training has taught us theories and tools and techniques, but whirring beneath our hard-earned expertise is the fact that we know just how hard it is to be a person," she writes. Through Gottlieb's stories of her sessions with a wide array of clients, readers will identify with the author as both a mid-40s single mother and a perceptive, often humorous psychotherapist. In addition to its smooth, conversational tone and frank honesty, the book is also entertainingly voyeuristic, as readers get to eavesdrop on Gottlieb's therapy sessions with intriguing patients in all states of distress. She also includes tales of her appointments with her own therapist, whom she turned to in her time of personal crisis. Success stories sit alongside poignant profiles of a newly married cancer patient's desperation, a divorced woman with a stern ultimatum for her future, and women who seem stuck in a cycle of unchecked alcoholism or toxic relationships. These episodes afford Gottlieb time for insightful reflection and self-analysis, and she also imparts eye-opening insider details on how patients perceive their therapists and the many unscripted rules psychotherapists must live by, especially when spotted in public ("often when patients see our humanity, they leave us"). Throughout, the author puts a very human face on the delicate yet intensive process of psychotherapy while baring her own demons.Saturated with self-awareness and compassion, this is an irresistibly addictive tour of the human condition. Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.