Book mentions in this thread

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    The Fires of Treason

    by Michele Quirke

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    by Robin R. Luton

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    by Victoria Ventris Shea

    Raised from infancy under strict supervision in a California Spanish mission, Ana prays for someone to care for her like a mother, to belong to someone. When she faces death from injuries caused by an earthquake, it is only her adopted brother's defiance of the padres that saves her life when he carries her to a nearby Ohlone village. There, she experiences life outside the mission for the first time, and her healer becomes like a mother, answering her prayers; but her freedom is temporary. Soldiers arrive to take her and her pet falcon back to the mission.At age 14 as she considers marriage, the padres unexpectedly send her away to the Alaskan wilderness to serve as a missionary to her Tlingit people whom she has never known. She is shocked by the foreign world as soon as she steps away from the mission and travels on Discovery with Captain Vancouver, a notable group of British officers, and a steamy young Hawaiian named Kualelo. Now she is torn between desire for Kualelo and the fulfillment of her duty along with the possibility of finding her family.Ana gains strength through her travels as she deals with loss, disease, murder and death; and she learns about the spiritual influences of tribal heritage. As indigenous people of Alaska begin to interact with strength against "Cloud Face Tribes," she wonders where she belongs. She befriends a Hawaiian queen and assists the leader of Russian America, but nothing prepares her for what it means to be Tlingit.SHAGOON begins in 1764 with Ana's determined young mother whose intense love for her warrior husband launches a cultural change for future generations.
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    Guardian Angel

    by Lucas Mercier

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    The Viking On Stamford Bridge

    by Brent Jordan

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    The Garden of Stone Houses

    by Anya Pavelle

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    by Lunden D Stubbs

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    by Emmett Hall

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    Eagle in the Snow

    by Michael Morpurgo

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    The Boy from the Snow

    by Maria Johnson

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    Under the Emerald Sky

    by Juliane Weber

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    A Relentless Decade

    by Chantal Jennings

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    All the Light We Cannot See

    by Anthony Doerr

    A cloth bag containing 20 paperback copies of the title that may also include a folder with sign out sheets.
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    City of Thieves

    by David Benioff

    Documenting his grandparents' experiences during the siege of Leningrad, a young writer learns his grandfather's story about how a military deserter and he tried to secure pardons by gathering hard-to-find ingredients for a powerful colonel's daughter's wedding cake.
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    The Known World

    by Edward P. Jones

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    Heart of Steel

    by Kevin D Miller

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    White Skies Black Mingo

    by Kevin D. Miller

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    The Valleys of the Assassins

    by Freya Stark

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    The Daughters of Palatine Hill

    by Phyllis T. Smith

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    The Flaming Corsage

    by William J. Kennedy

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    Star Wars

    by Charles Soule

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    Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon (2013-04-23)

    by Thomas Mallon

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    Gates of Fire

    by Steven Pressfield

    Chronicles the battle of three hundred Spartan warriors against a huge force of Persian soldiers in 480 B.C. against the background of life in ancient Sparta and its extraordinary culture.