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The Widow of Oz

Named after the heroine of the Wizard of Oz and given a dog named Toto, Dorothy has never been entirely comfortable about being identified with her fictional counterpart, to whom things seem to happen in a random manner. Suddenly widowed at age 52, Dorothy finds herself for the first time acting in a drama for which she has no script.

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Sea Swan

On the morning of her seventy-fifth birthday,Elzibah decides to learn something new—to learn how to swim. She buys an emerald green swimsuit with pictures of water lilies on the skirt, and starts swimming lessons. Soon wonderful things begin to unfold for her.

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The Bone Wars

In the mid-1870s, young teenage scout Thad Longsworth finds his destiny linked with that of three rival teams of paleontologists searching for dinosaur bones, as the Great Plains Indians prepare to go to war against the white man.

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Sarah Benjamin, a Jewish teenager on the brink of Kennedy's New Frontier, wonders if she can endure four more years of Stuart Hall, Indianapolis's most exclusive, very Christian, and impossibly stuffy school for girls.

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A Baby for Max

Kathryn Lasky Knight recorded the words of her five-year-old son as the family awaited, and then celebrated, the birth of their new baby. This engaging combination of text and Dad's photographs captures the anticipation. impatience, apprehension, and joy involved in the arrival of Max’s baby sister.

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Trace Elements

Harvard physicist Tom Jacobs dies from a rattlesnake bite in the Nevada desert. His widow Calista and bright young son Charley help each other endure the tragedy as they go on living in Cambridge. Soon, the duo suspects that Tom's death was more than a simple accident.

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