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Perryville Branch


The time it takes to fall

Posted November 3, 2010

There are certain moments in American history which define a generation. One such moment occurred in January 1986, as much of America watched live as the space shuttle Challenger launched from Florida. A mere 73 seconds after liftoff, the unthinkabl…

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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster

Posted November 3, 2010

29,0208 feet, 8,848 meters. The highest spot on the planet. The Nepelese call her Sagarmatha, the Tibetans call her Chomolungma but most of the world knows her by the name of Everest. On May 10, 1996 Jon Krakauer, a columnist for Outside Magazine s…

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Darkly dreaming Dexter : a novel

Posted November 3, 2010

To the outside world Dexter Morgan is everything an upstanding member of society should be. He's a highly respected lab technician for the Miami Dade Police Department. He's polite, handsome, supportive, and knows just the right things to say. But…

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Friday night lights : a town, a team, and a dream

Posted October 6, 2010

In the small town of Odessa, nestled in the heart of West Texas, high school football is a way of life. Every Friday night people from far and wide descend upon the stadium of their national pastime. The story of Friday Night Lights is not just a sto…

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Posted January 4, 2010

Imagine that it was possible to get a momentary glimpse of your future. Do you think you change the future you saw or are you destined to live the life you glimpsed?  Robert J. Sawyer's novel Flashforward explores those questions and many more.&…

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Best Books of the DecadePosted March 5, 2010

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