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Missing Sarah De Vries, Maggie. On April 14, 2998, Sarah De Vries disappeared from the corner of Princess and Hastings in Vancouver. She became one 306.74
of the many women who had vanished from the Downtown Eastside, women, most of them sex workers or drug users,
whose fate was all but ignored by the authorities. From the moment Sarah disappeared, her sister, Maggie de Vries, never
stopped looking for her. Using Sarah's journal entries and poetry, Maggie paints a portrait of a bright, funny and sensitive
woman who found herself trapped in a downward spiral of self-loathing, survival sex, drugs and violence, and asks what
could have been done for women like Sarah.
Healing Our World: Morley, David When children are caught in civil wars, when earthquakes destroy homes and villages, when AIDS and other diseases 610.601
shatter families and communities - the volunteers of Doctors Without Borders are there. Their mission is simple - to bring
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life-saving care to the world's neediest people and to speak out when the rights of the people in their care are abused or
Without Borders violated. MÄdecins Sans FrontiÅres, known in English as Doctors Without Borders and by its volunteers as is the
world’s largest independent medical humanitarian relief organization. These are stories about healing and helping people,
about making the world a better place - stories filled with sorrow and hope, anger and idealism, determination and
Steve Nash Arseneault, Paul This book is a biographical tribute to one of the most interesting young athletes in North America whose accomplishments 796.323
on the basketball court and in other fields of play during his youth mark him as a most gifted and dedicated sportsman.
His humanitarian efforts off the court however, may earn him even more respect.
Steve Nash Jeff Rud The relatively short kid who in junior high confidently told his mother he would one day play in the NBA has done that 796.323
and so much more. Steve Nash has beaten overwhelming odds to become not only a top-flight athlete but a widely
admired human being. Read about Steve's earliest years in Victoria, B.C. where he honed his now legendary work ethic
and hoop skills to his current superstar status with the Phoenix Suns.
Horseradish Snicket, Lemony Lemony Snicket's work is filled with bitter truths, like: 'It is always cruel to laugh at people, of course, although 808.87
sometimes if they are wearing an ugly hat it is hard to control yourself.' Or: 'It is very easy to say that the important thing
is to try your best, but if you are in real trouble the most important thing is not trying your best, but getting to safety.' For
all of life's ups and downs, its celebrations and its sorrows, here is a book to commemorate it all especially for those not
fully soothed by chicken soup. Witty and irreverent, Horseradish is a book with universal appeal, a delightful vehicle to
introduce Snicket's uproariously unhappy observations to a crowd not yet familiar with the Baudelaires' misadventures.
Hard Core Logo Turner, Michael Hard Core Logo is a pictorial novel that portrays a punk rock band reunited for one last shot at glory. Hard Core Logo 813.54
adapts a scrapbook approach, consisting of monologues, conversations, letters, interviews, photographs, and related
paraphernalia (including posters, invoices and contracts) to tell the story of Joe Dick, an unrepentant, true-blue punk
rocker, whose no-holds-barred approach to music was severly undermined by the breakup of his band, Hard Core Logo,
done in by changing times and fortunes. However, when he and the band are asked by a longtime fan to reunite for an
environmental benefit, his passions are once again stirred, and he convinces his bandmates to turn the one-time reunion
into an actual tour.
Afghanistan Woodward, John The wide-ranging viewpoints in this anthology will help readers to better understand the difficult issues facing 958.104
Afghanistan and gain insight into the possibilities for that struggling nations’s future.
Crispin Avi This thirteen-year-old boy who thought he had little to lose, soon finds himself with even less, no home, family, or FIC Avi
possessions. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he has been declared a "wolf's head" which means he may be killed
on sight, by anyone.
City Of Ember, The DuPrau, Jeanne The city of Ember was built deep underground as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great FIC DuP
lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. Lina and her friend Doon must decipher a message before the lights go
out on Ember forever.
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Spook Country Gibson, William William Gibson's novel stars Henry Hollis, a journalist researching a virtual reality art form. His trail leads him into an FIC Gib
international intrigue involving the CIA, a Chinese-Cuban criminal, and a technological mystery involving a Global
King in the Gopnik, Adam This is an adventure set in modern day Paris starring an American boy who finds himself at the center of a war between FIC Gop
window and mirror spirits, is an mixed bag of fantasy, technology and history. One January evening, eleven-year-old
Oliver receives a vision in his bedroom window of a young boy in 17th century dress. This apparition informs him that he
is the new King in the Window, a hero elected by kind window wraiths to assist them in their centuries-long war with the
soul-stealing evil mirror spirits. Soon, Oliver finds himself in The Way, or the parallel universe on the other side of
mirrors. Here, he engages in battle with the diabolical Master of Mirrors, chats with Nostradamus, and helps rescue an
elderly Alice in Wonderland. In addition, there is a subplot concerning a super computer atop the Eiffel Tower!, an
examination of 17th century French court life, and an on-going discussion of quantum physics.
Flush Hiaasen, Carl. With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence FIC Hia
that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.
Retribution Mac, Carrie. In book two of the Triskelia trilogy, the Maddox siblings’ world has been ripped from them yet again. With thousands of FIC Mac
Triskelians dead at the hands of the Keyland Guard, Eli and Sabine flee with the survivors to the safety of Cascadia. Seth,
missing for days before rescue from beneath the rubble, is horrified to discover that he is presumed guilty for the ambush.
And so he goes into exile.
As the devastated Triskelian survivors recuperate at a safe mountain retreat, and grieve their terrible losses, Seth finds his
way to the wretched city of Triban. There, he begins amassing an army of orphan boys and children from the street. When
the time is right, he and his child soldiers will fight the war that will topple the Keys once and for all—proving to
Triskelia and, most importantly, to his siblings that the massacre wasn’t his fault.
Meanwhile, Sabine, as the Triskelians’ new leader, must deal with the pressures of organizing an angry, desperate,
vengeful people, as well as Eli’s increasing resistance to her plans.
Justice or revenge…. As the three siblings struggle separately with tragedy and its aftermath, they will each discover their
destiny, their own form of retribution. And all three will be left with blood on their hands.
Darkwing Oppel, Kenneth Dusk can't help it, from the moment his father pushed him off the tree, he has yearned to flap. But in a colony where being FIC Opp
different means being shunned - or worse - Dusk nows he must glide like the rest of them and keep his secret to himself.
Carnassial also has a hidden desire, and when he finally gives in to his instincts, a vicious predator is born, determined
that his kind will take over as rulers of the beasts.
Children of Húrin, Tolkien, J.R.R. The Children of Hurin, begun in 1918, was one of three 'Great Tales' J.R.R. Tolkien worked on throughout his life, though FIC Tol
he never realized his ambition to see it published. Reconstructed by Christopher Tolkien, editing together the complete
work from his father's many drafts, this book is the culmination of a thirty-year endeavor by him to bring J.R.R.Tolkien's
vast body of unpublished work to a wide audience.
The story told in this book is set in Middle-earth and takes place in times long before ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Túrin is
born into a Middle–earth crushed by the recent victory of the Dark Lord, Morgoth, and his monstrous army. The greatest
warriors among Elves and Men have perished and Túrin’s father, Húrin, has been captured. For his defiance, Húrin’s
entire family is cursed by Morgoth to be brought down into darkness and despair. Like his father, Túrin refuses to be
cowed by Morgoth and as he grows so does the legend of the deadly hero. In a land overrun with marauding Orcs, Túrin
gathers to him a band of outlaws and gradually they begin to turn the tide in the war for supremacy of Middle–earth.
Bone Collector's Yee, Paul In the Vancouver of 1907, thirteen-year-old Bing-wing Chan must dig for human bones in a graveyard, and then go to FIC Yee
work as a houseboy in a haunted house in order to pay his father's gambling debts.