Eating the Dinosaur

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Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon

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Fever Pitch

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

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The Kite Runner

The Kite RunnerThe unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the pos

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailThe Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes If you re going to take a hike, it s probably the place to go And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you ll find He i