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Books 1 to 10 of 14 total found for Adults  titles starting with letter C
Ryan Knighton

C'mon Papa is Ryan Knighton's heartbreaking and hilarious voyage through the first year of fatherhood. Becoming a father is a stressful, daunting rite of passage to be sure, but for a blind father, the fears are unimaginably heightened.

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Call Me By Your Name
Aciman, André

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' house, a cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference to the other. But during the warm, languorous summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and on a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

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Calligrapher's daughter, The
Eugenia Kim

A captivating story of Korea under Japanese occupation and the intricate lives of a traditional Korean family.

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Cane and Abe
James Grippando

A spellbinding novel of suspense in which Miami's top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife's disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can't forget.

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Case of the Missing Books, The: A Mobile Library Mystery
Ian Sansom

Israel Armstrong is a passionate soul, lured to Ireland by the promise of an exciting new career. As he prepares to drive a mobile library around a small, damp Irish town he discovers that the rolling library's 15,000 volumes have mysteriously gone missing. It's up to Israel to discover who would steal them.

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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents new book icon
Isabel Wilkerson

This book provides us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as it explores through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people's lives and behavior and the nation's fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people - including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball's Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others - she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their out-cast of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.

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Cat, The
Edeet Ravel

Single mother Elise has her world destroyed when her son is killed in a car accident.

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Cat's Table, The
Ondantje, Michael

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. Looking back from adulthood, the narrator relates a tale about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a sea voyage.

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Cheap: the high cost of discount culture
Shell, Ellen Ruppel

An Atlantic correspondent uncovers the true cost-in economic, political, and psychic terms-of our penchant for making and buying things as cheaply as possible.

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Circling the Sun
McLain, Paula

Beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in colonial East Africa--and the complicated love triangle she shared with the white hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. A fictitious account of Beryl's life set in colonial Kenya in the 1920s.

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