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Books 1 to 10 of 23 total found for Adults  titles starting with letter S
Saving Sophie
Ronald H. Balson

Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago--that is, until his wife passed away, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case. Now Jack is on the run, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, from her maternal grandfather, a suspected terrorist in Palestine.

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Sense of an Ending, The
Julian Barnes

The protagonist is Tony Webster, an Englishman in his sixties, who is bequeathed the diary of Adrian, his childhood friend who had committed suicide many years earlier. The will is from the late mother of his ex-girlfriend Veronica. The last time he heard from her, she had dumped Tony for Adrian, and was presumably still Adrian’s girlfriend around the time his body was found behind a locked door, bleeding to death in a bathtub

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Shadow on the Household, A: One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom
Bryan Prince

This is a remarkable story of one couple's determination to free themselves and their children from slavery and make a new life in Canada.

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Shallows: what the internet is doing to our brains, The
Nicholas Carr

The Shallows is a book about how the medium of the Internet is changing the way we think now and how future generations will or will not think.

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Shanghai Girls
Lisa See

In 1937 Shanghai--the Paris of Asia--twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree--until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides.

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Shoemaker's Wife, The
Adriana Trigiani

Two star-crossed lovers--Enza and Ciro--meet and separate, until, finally, the power of their love changes both of their lives forever. Set during the years preceding and during World War I.

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Shut Up, I'm Talking
Levey, Gregory

"We don't offer internships," the ambassador told me. Oh, wonderful, I thought. Then what exactly am I doing here? Why had I been put through their intense security procedures? And why did some disembodied voice named Yaron now know the names of most of my childhood friends, my opinions on the different law school classes I was taking, my sexual preferences, and the nationality of my roommate? I fought the urge to start yelling incoherently out of sheer frustration. The ambassador asked, "Do you want a job instead?" "Pardon me?" I replied, thinking I had misheard him. "The chances of you getting a job here were exactly zero," he told me, which I thought was strange after he'd seemingly just offered me a job. "There is generally no chance for a resume to reach me, and if it does, I usually just throw it away." He paused to gauge my reaction. I must have looked like someone trying hallucinogenic drugs for the first time. "I don't know how it got to me in the first place, or how you got in the door," he continued. "It just so happens, though, that our speechwriter is leaving soon. Would you like to come on as a sort of deputy speechwriter on a part-time basis, and then if everything goes well, this summer you will become the actual speechwriter and take over?" Slightly frazzled and more than a little bit shocked, I didn't know what to say. The ambassador smiled in obvious amusement, and repeated, "Because we don't offer internships."

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Silent Wife, The: A Novel
A. S. A. Harrison

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. He is a committed cheater, she lives and breathes denial. But when Todd decides to play for keeps she has nothing less to lose as the couple heads for catastrophe.

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Sisters Brothers, The
deWitt, Patrick

Perched on the back of his long-suffering one-eyed horse, Eli Sisters struggles to make sense of his life while travelling to a hit on Hermann Kermit Warm at his gold-mining claim near San Francisco.

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Skin We're In, The new book icon
Desmond Cole

Canadian journalist and author Desmond Cole has put Canada in its place by calling out the racism and colonialism that dominates this country’s institutions. Cole chronicles the year of 2017 in Canada, touching on the topics of government, police brutality, immigration, systematic racism, the school system, colonialism, Indigenous peoples, white supremacy, and his own personal experiences with the Toronto Star. Urgent, controversial, and unsparingly honest, this book will make you uncomfortable and it will force you to accept that Canada is not as high and mighty as it likes to think it is. This book is destined to become a vital text for anti-racist and social justice movements in Canada, as well as a potent antidote to the all-too-present complacency of many white Canadians.

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