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Books 1 to 10 of 17 total found for Adults  titles starting with letter M
Maeve's Times: Selected Irish Times Writings
Maeve Binchy

Discover what inspired Maeve Binchy's novels and short stories in this hugely enjoyable collection of her writing from the Irish Times.

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Major Pettigrew's last stand
Helen Simonson

Retired Major Pettigrew engages in a friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper, with whom he shares literature and the loss of a spouse. Their relationship is challenged by the expectations of society at that time.

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Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World, The
Lucette Matalon Lagnado

A view of the glamour of Cairo between World War II and the reign of Nasser's through the eyes of the author's father who was a Jewish businessman who dressed in a white sharkskin suit. The family falls from financial grace with the changing political scene and go through many changes.

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Geraldine Brooks

Fictional account of what happened to the father of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

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Marriage of Opposites, The: A Novel
Alice Hoffman

A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the father of Impressionism.

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Martian, The: A Novel
Andy Weir

Astronaut Mark Watney was one of the first people to walk on Mars; but after a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive. Mark, however, isn't ready to give up. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.

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Memento Park
Sarvas, Mark

A son learns more about his father than he ever could have imagined when a mysterious piece of art is unexpectedly restored to him.

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Burns, Anna

In Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1970s, an unnamed narrator finds herself targeted by a high-ranking dissident known as Milkman.

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Miniaturist, The
Jessie Burton

Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her new home, 18-year-old Nella Oortman, the wife of an illustrious merchant trader, soon discovers that the artist's tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways. Enchanting, beautifully written, and exquisitely suspenseful, The Miniaturist is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.

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Moon of the Crusted Snow
Rice, Waubgeshig

A daring post-apocalyptic novel from a powerful rising literary voice. With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadearship loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a grave decision. Blending action and allegory, Moon of the Crusted Snow upends our expectations. Out of catastrophe comes resilience. And as one society collapses, another is reborn.

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