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Rocket Boys - Homer H. Hickam
The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir—a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fear...[more]
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
After spending the first 16 years in India as the son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel and his family emigrate to Canada. During the voyage the ship sinks and Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with various wild animals including a Bengal tiger.
Magnificent Obsession - Lloyd C. Douglas
When Robert Merrick's life is saved at the expense of the life of an eccentric but adored surgeon, the carefree playboy is forced to reevaluate his own path. Merrick embarks on a course of anonymous philanthropy, inspired by reading the doctor's priv...[more]
The Chosen - Chaim Potok
Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders play against each other in a baseball game in which Reuven is injured by a ball hit by Danny. This incident leads to the boys friendship despite the fact that the boys come from two different Jewish sects.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl.

One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its orig...[more]

The Help - Kathryn Stockett
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeete...[more]
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a classic play and adventure novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, set during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution. The story is a precursor to the spy fiction and served as the inspiration for Doctor Syn, Zorro, Ba...[more]
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
Set in Victorian London, this is a tale of a spirited young innocent's unwilling but inevitable recruitment into a scabrous gang of thieves. Masterminded by the loathsome Fagin, the underworld crew features some of Dickens' most memorable charac...[more]
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander Mccall Smith
Meet Mma Ramotswe, the endearing, engaging, simply irresistible proprietress of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, the first and only detective agency in Botswana. With persistent observation, gentle intuition, and a keen desire to help peop...[more]
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton i...[more]
Artemis fowl - Markus Zusak
It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreakin...[more]
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
When Elizabeth Bennet first meets Mr. Darcy, she finds him cold, aloof, and altogether unattractive. He believes her to be from such an unsuitable and unpleasant family that she should never interest him. And yet, he finds he loves her, and sets ou...[more]
At Home in Mitford - Jan Karon
Enter the world of Mitford, and you wont' want to leave. But Father Tim, the local rector, is suddenly not so sure. A dog the size of a Buick follows him home and won't go away. A hostile boy is left in his care. His attractive new neighbor wears a p...[more]
Tara Road - Maeve Binchy
Ria lived on Tara Road in Dublin with her dashing husband, Danny, and their two children. She fully believed she was happily married, right up until the day Danny told her he was leaving her to be with his young, pregnant girlfriend. By a chance ph...[more]
Care of Wooden Floors - Will Wiles

A British copywriter house-sits at his composer friend Oskar�s ultra-modern apartment in a glum Eastern European city. The instructions are simple: Feed the cats, don�t touch the piano, and make sure nothing damages the priceless wooden floors...[more]

Crank - Ellen Hopkins
Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless. [more]
The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton
A heroic story of friendship and belonging.

Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up “greasers” like Pony...[more]
Behind the Hood (Behind the Lives) - Marita A. Hansen
Life on the rough side of New Zealand. In this South Auckland neighbourhood where gang culture, drink, drugs, sex and violence is already a way of life, a vicious attack on a teenage girl sparks a ripple effect of revenge and fury. Live the carnag...[more]
Perfect Match: A Novel - Jodi Picoult

What does it mean to be a good mother?
How far would you go in the name of love -- and justice?

Perfect Match

In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child ...[more]

An Assembly Such as This - Pamela Aidan
"She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me."

So begins the timeless romance of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen's classic novel is beloved by millions, but little is ...[more]

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
"Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions u...[more]
Home to Holly Springs - Jan Karon
For the first time in decades, Father Tim returns to his birthplace, Holly Springs, Mississippi, in response to a mysterious, unsigned note saying simply: "Come home." A story of long-buried secrets, forgiveness, and the wonder of discovering new peo...[more]
All Creatures Great and Small - James Herriot
Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants-- four-legged and otherwise-- with the world's best-loved animal doctor.

For over 25 years-- since All Creatures Great and Small wa...[more]
A Motion For Innocence...And Justice for All? - Shaun Webb
Sean and Nikki West are trusted and longtime employees at St. Pauly Parish in Black Pond Township. Little did they know that their lives were about to change. Sean meets the janitorial team responsible for the cleaning of the school buildi...[more]
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901: Arizona Territories [THESE IS MY WORDS] -
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The timely and critically acclaimed debut novel that's becoming a word-of-mouth phenomenon...
A Long Fatal Love Chase - Louisa May Alcott
Rosamond Vivian, is a young girl who desperately wants to get away from her lonely island home. Phillip Tempest comes into her life and takes her away to see the world. She soon finds out, however, that things are not as they seem. She runs away f...[more]
Glass - Ellen Hopkins
Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it's all the same: a monster. And once it's got hold of you, this monster will never let you go.

Kristina thinks she can control it. Now with a baby to care for, she's determined to be the one de...[more]

Fallout - Ellen Hopkins
Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow’s five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names. They share only a predisposition for addiction and a host of troubled feelings toward the mother who b...[more]
Walking Up a Rainbow - Theodore Taylor
Orphaned at fourteen, Susan Carlisle is suddenly
the owner of her parents' beautiful Iowa home,
two thousand sheep . . . and a huge debt that puts her
at the mercy of a scoundrel determined to take it
all the away. With barely a moment o...[more]
Season for Miracles - Marilyn Pappano
Emilie Dalton is on the run from the authorities since she took her two nieces and nephew from Boston in order to keep them from being separated into foster homes. She ends up in the town of Bethlehem, New York where she meets Officer Nathan Bishop ...[more]
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Ki...[more]

Burned - Ellen Hopkins
Raised in a religious -- yet abusive -- family, Pattyn Von Stratten starts asking questions -- about God, a woman's role, sex, love. She experiences the first stirrings of passion, but when her father catches her in a compromising position, events sp...[more]
Jane Austen Ruined My Life - Beth Pattillo
English professor Emma Grant has always done everything just the way her minister father told her she should -- a respectable marriage, a teaching job at a good college, and plans for the requisite two children. Life was prodigiously good, as her fav...[more]
The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
From the internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton, an unforgettable new novel that transports the reader from the back alleys of poverty of pre-World War I London to the shores of colonial Australia where so m...[more]
The Curious Case of Sidd Finch - George Plimpton
In April 1985, Sports Illustrated published an article that stunned the sports community. George Plimpton's 13-page profile of Sidd Finch, a mysterious pitcher who had been signed by the New York Mets and reportedly threw 168 mph, came complete ...[more]
The Tomorrow Code - Brian Falkner
The end of the world started quietly enough for Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards. . . .

Tane and Rebecca arent sure what to make of ita sequence of 1s and 0s, the message looks like nothing more than a random collection of alterna...[more]
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons - Lorna Landvik
The women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delectable desserts, and a strong shoulder can’t fix. Laughter is the glue that holds them together—the foundation of a book group they call AHEB (Angry Housewives Eating...[more]
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
The story of slavery in the South before the Civil War, told through a slave, Uncle Tom, and the people he interacts with.
June Bug - Chris Fabry
June Bug believed everything her daddy told her. That is, until she walked into Wal-Mart and saw her face on a list of missing children. The discovery begins a quest for the truth about her father, the mother he rarely speaks about, and ultimately he...[more]
The Apothecary's Daughter - Julie Klassen
Lillian Haswell, brilliant daughter of the local apothecary, yearns for more adventure and experience than life in her father's shop and their small village provides. She also longs to know the truth behind her mother's disappearance, which villagers...[more]
A Patchwork Planet - Anne Tyler
Barnaby Gaitlin is a 30-year old misfit who comes to understand himself better through the relationships he has with family, co-workers and women.
The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris - Leon Garfield
An experiment to see if a wolf will adopt an abandoned baby turns into a desperate situation for two schoolboys in early nineteenth-century England when the child is recovered by well-meaning passersby.
A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby
The exhilarating New York Times bestseller from the author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and How to Be Good.
Dixie Divas - Virginia Brown
"You found my philandering ex-husband?" Bitty asked. "Where? Mexico? Paris? In Tupelo with a cocktail waitress?" "In your closet," I answered. "Dead." Break out the hoop skirts and the zinfandel. The Divas are on the case. Wine. Chocolat...[more]
Princess Academy - Shannon Hale
Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince...[more]
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences - Brian Yansky
A polite race of telepathic killer aliens, a ten-second world conquest, and one teenage boy collide in this wry, gutsy adventure.

Jesse is in history class when a formidable, efficient race of aliens quietly takes over the earth in less...[more]
The God of Small Things: A Novel - Arundhati Roy
Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is a modern classic that has been read and loved worldwide. Equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama, it is the story o...[more]
Pies & Prejudice (Mother Daughter Book Club) - Heather Vogel Frederick
Right before the start of their freshman year, Emma's family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club is stunned, but thanks to videoconferencing, they can keep the club alive. They decide to tackle Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a particular...[more]
The Glass Castle [1st]-(Hardcover)- - Jeannette (Author); Walls
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping ...[more]
Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature - Laurel Ann Nattress
Stories by: Lauren Willig � Adriana Trigiani � Jo Beverley � Alexandra Potter � Laurie Viera Rigler � Frank Delaney & Diane Meier � Syrie James ��Stephanie Barron � Amanda Grange � Pamela Aidan � Elizabeth Aston � Ca...[more]
Identical - Ellen Hopkins
Do twins begin in the womb?
Or in a better place?
Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family -- on the surface. Behind the faca...[more]
Tricks - Ellen Hopkins
"When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival."

Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich. Some poor. Some from great families. Some wi...[more]

Captain Wentworth - Amanda Grange
The retelling of Jane Austen�s novel Persuasion from the point of view of Captain Frederick Wentworth�by the author of Mr. Knightley�s Diary.

During his shore leave from the Navy, Frederick Wentworth falls in love with the...[more]
The Cove - Ron Rash
In their little cabin set in the shadow of a deep cove, Laurel Shelton and her brother Hank have built a home. The locals whisper about the cove being cursed and perhaps it is: good fortune rarely seems to wind its way down the long overgrown trail t...[more]
Anne of Avonlea - L. M. Montgomery
Avonlea is the prettiest little town on Prince Edward Island, which is the prettiest little island in all of Canada. Anne had come here as an orphan--a skinny redhead showing up on the steps of Green Gables with a shabby suitcase and a heart full of ...[more]
The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler
Six people -- five women and one man -- read through Jane Austen's novels and get to know one another better.
The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different - unimagined, unprepared for, unknown...' What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and nig...[more]
Minding Frankie - Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy is back with a tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, about a motherless girl collectively raised by a close-knit Dublin community.

When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take gua...[more]
Mr. Darcy - Amanda Grange

Monday 9th September
"I left London today and met Bingley at Netherfield Park. I had forgotten what good company he is; always ready to be pleased and always cheerful. After my difficult summer, it is good to be with him again. ..."<...[more]

The Brothers K - David James Duncan
Finally in trade paperback, complementing��Bantam's new release of River Teeth��and our consistently bestselling edition of��The River Why, here is The��Brothers K, a lyrical and lovely novel of��family.
The Walk. by Richard Paul Evans - Richard Paul Evans
The latest "New York Times" bestseller from one of today's most inspiring writers. What would you do if you lost everything - your job, your home, and the love of your life - all at the same time? When it happens to advertising executive Alan Christo...[more]
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school w...[more]
Perfect (Mechanical Book 1) - Pauline C. Harris
Drew now knows the real mission her creators were trying to accomplish; create a perfect world. In other words, taking people, eventually all of the people on earth, and turning them into mechanically altered, perfect, human beings. That is what Drew...[more]
Paper Hearts - Courtney Walsh
Abigail Pressman would never have guessed that love notes penned on paper hearts by an anonymous couple could restore her belief in love. As a business owner in a quaint town at the base of the Rockies, she�s poured everything into dreams of expans...[more]
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China - Jung Chang
The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history�a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a...[more]
Lost Youth: A True Story - Shaun Webb
#1 Amazon bestselling Author Shaun Webb’s sixth full-length work, and second true crime study, Lost Youth: A True Story, delves into a fateful October 1981 night in Waterford, Michigan that rocked a quiet family’s peace and shook an entire commun...[more]
The Juvie Three - Gordon Korman
Gecko, Terence, and Ajay are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance. Douglas Healy, a former juvenile delinquent himself, takes them into his halfway house, hoping to make a difference in their lives. One night ther...[more]
One Plus One: A Novel - Jojo Moyes
One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and After You.

American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo M...[more]
What the Waves Know: A Novel - Tamara Valentine

In the tradition of Sue Monk Kidd and Beth Hoffman comes a compelling debut novel about a young woman's quest to find herselfand her voiceon the island where she lost both.

The tiny state of Rhode Island is home to even tinier Tillings Isl...[more]

 
 
A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he...[more]
 
A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive.Sasha isthe passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect w...[more]
 
Revolution 2020: Love. Corruption. Ambition. - Chetan Bhagat
Once upon a time, in small-town India, there lived two intelligent boys.
One wanted to use his intelligence to make money.
One wanted to use his intelligence to create a revolution.
The problem was, they both loved the same girl.
...[more]

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