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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

By Laura Hillenbrand

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in "Seabiscuit." Telling an unforgettable story of a man's journey into extremity, "Unbroken" is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.

 

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The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess and Sundry Magical Persons Besides

By Ben Tripp

"The Accidental Highwayman" is the first swashbuckling adventure for young adults by talented author and illustrator, Ben Tripp.

In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man's riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever. Mistaken for Whistling Jack and on the run from redcoats, Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought the stuff of fairy tales.

Bound by magical law, Kit takes up his master's quest to rescue a rebellious fairy princess from an arranged marriage to King George III of England. But his task is not an easy one, for Kit must contend with the feisty Princess Morgana, gobling attacks, and a magical map that portends his destiny: as a hanged man upon the gallows....

Fans of classic fairy-tale fantasies will find much to love in this irresistible YA debut by Ben Tripp, the son of one of America's most beloved illustrators, Wallace Tripp ("Amelia Bedelia"). Following in his father's footsteps, Ben has woven illustrations throughout the story.

 

 

 

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Nuts to You

By Lynne Rae Perkins

How far would you go for a friend? In Nuts to You, the funny and moving new novel by Newbery Medalist Lynne Rae Perkins, two squirrels go very far indeed to save a friend who has been snatched up by a hawk.

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Mon, Dec 22, 2014
Chinese language classes at 7:00 PM

A Chinese language class begins. Mandarin Chinese will be taught and the instructor is a native speaker. Registration is required and there is a fee. The session will last for 8 weeks.



Location: Hearst Study Room

Mon, Dec 22, 2014
Holiday Music for the Family with Aeolian Winds at 7:00 PM

The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh will perform a concert of secular and sacred music featuring Hanukkah and Christmas songs. The Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh is a woodwind quintet. Refreshments will be provided. For the whole family!



Location: Program Room

Wed, Dec 24, 2014
Library is Closed for Holiday at 10:00 AM

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