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A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best ...[more]
Stone of Tears - Terry Goodkind
Kahlan has at last gained the one goal she had always thought was beyond her grasp ... love. Against all odds, the ancient bonds of secret oaths, and the dark talents of men long dead, Richard has won her heart.

Amid sudden and disastrous even...[more]
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
This is the story of John Carter who while exploring a cave loses consciousness and when he awakes he finds himself on the planet Mars.
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
This is the story of John Carter who while exploring a cave loses consciousness and when he awakes he finds himself on the planet Mars.
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
The Host: A Novel - Stephenie Meyer
Now in the trade paperback edition:
New Bonus Chapter and Reading Group Guide, including Stephenie Meyer's Annotated Playlist for the book.

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the mi...[more]
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselve...[more]
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselve...[more]
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselve...[more]
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselve...[more]
Eldest (Inheritance Cycle, Book 2) (The Inheritance Cycle) - Christopher Paolini
Darkness falls�despair abounds�evil reigns�

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land o...[more]
The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
Jason Bourne.

He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets.

There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically im...[more]
The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
Jason Bourne.

He has no past. And he may have no future. His memory is blank. He only knows that he was flushed out of the Mediterranean Sea, his body riddled with bullets.

There are a few clues. A frame of microfilm surgically im...[more]
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when first published more than sixty years ago. Now recognized as a timeless classic with sales of more than 40 million copies worldwide, this introduction to Bil...[more]
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when first published more than sixty years ago. Now recognized as a timeless classic with sales of more than 40 million copies worldwide, this introduction to Bil...[more]
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when first published more than sixty years ago. Now recognized as a timeless classic with sales of more than 40 million copies worldwide, this introduction to Bil...[more]
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when first published more than sixty years ago. Now recognized as a timeless classic with sales of more than 40 million copies worldwide, this introduction to Bil...[more]
Match Me If You Can - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

You met star quarterback Kevin Tucker in This Heart of Mine. Now get ready to meet his shark of an agent, Heath Champion, and Annabelle Granger, the girl least likely to succeed.

Annabelle's endured dead-end jobs, a broken engagem...[more]

The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
This Townsend Library classic has been carefully edited to be more accessible to today's students. It includes a background note about the book, an author's biography, and a lively afterword. Acclaimed by educators nationwide, the Townsend Library is...[more]
Night World - L.J. Smith

Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World.[more]

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) - Patrick Rothfuss
The New York Times bestselling novel.

This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling pl...[more]
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) - Patrick Rothfuss
The New York Times bestselling novel.

This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling pl...[more]
The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel (Thursday Next Novels (Penguin Books)) - Jasper Fforde
In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literall...[more]
Anathem - Neal Stephenson

Anathem, the latest invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle, is a magnificent creation: a work of great scope, intelligence, and imagination that ushers readers into a ...[more]

The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told of The Great Hunt of the Horn. Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only leg...[more]
The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, Book 2) - Stephen King
The Man in Black is dead, and Roland is about to be hurled into 20th-century America, occupying the mind of a man running cocaine on the New York/Bermuda shuttle. A brilliant work of dark fantasy inspired by Browning's romantic poem, "Childe Roland t...[more]
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The timely and critically acclaimed debut novel that's becoming a word-of-mouth phenomenon...
The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a gia...[more]
The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a gia...[more]
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

The World's Bestselling Mystery

"Ten . . ."
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen."

"Nine . . ."
At dinner a recorded message accu...[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 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 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Translated with an Introduction by Robin Buss
An Echo in the Darkness (Mark of the Lion #2) - Francine Rivers
Through the courageous faith of the Christian slave girl Hadassah and the troubled lives of the Roman masters, An Echo in the Darkness continues this moving tale of first-century Rome. Having narrowly escaped death, Hadassah conceals her scars...[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]
The Wise Man's Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2) - Patrick Rothfuss
My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than mos...[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]
As Sure as the Dawn (Mark of the Lion #3) - Francine Rivers
Atretes and Rizpah discover the fires of faith and their own burning devotion to a Lord who draws them into a love that is as sure as the dawn.

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Warbreaker (Tor Fantasy) - Brandon Sanderson

After bursting onto the fantasy scene with his acclaimed debut novel, Elantris, and following up with his blockbuster Mistborn trilogy, Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is today’s leading master of what Tolkien called “seconda...[more]

The Fires of Heaven: Book Five of 'The Wheel of Time' - Robert Jordan
In this sequel to the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Shadow Rising, Robert Jordan again plunges us into his extraordinarily rich, totally unforgettable world:

...Into the forbidden city of Rhuidean, where Rand al'T...[more]
In the Hall of the Dragon King (The Dragon King Trilogy) - Stephen R. Lawhead
A kingdom hangs in the balance...and a young boy answers the call.

Carrying a sealed message from the war-hero Dragon King to the queen, Quentin and his outlaw companion, Theido, plunge headlong into a fantastic odyssey and mystic quest...[more]
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Edmund Dantes, a handsome young sailor, is arrested on false charges on the eve of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes. He is sentenced to life imprisonment, but eventually escapes and seeks revenge against the three men who were responsible for h...[more]
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Edmund Dantes, a handsome young sailor, is arrested on false charges on the eve of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes. He is sentenced to life imprisonment, but eventually escapes and seeks revenge against the three men who were responsible for h...[more]
Porno - Irvine Welsh

The Trainspotting lads are back...and in worse shape than ever.

In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make ...[more]
Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh

"The best book ever written by man or woman...deserves to sell more copies than the Bible."�Rebel, Inc.

Brace yourself, America, for Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting�the novel and the film that became the cult sen...[more]
Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) -
Eragon, a young orphan raised on his uncle's farm, finds a dragon egg in the forest. It hatches, which means Eragon is now a Dragon Rider and chosen to confront evil Galbatorix, who rules the land ruthlessly and undeservedly. With the help of local...[more]
Eragon (Inheritance Trilogy) -
Eragon, a young orphan raised on his uncle's farm, finds a dragon egg in the forest. It hatches, which means Eragon is now a Dragon Rider and chosen to confront evil Galbatorix, who rules the land ruthlessly and undeservedly. With the help of local...[more]
The Last Child - John Hart

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel

John Hart's New York Times bestselling debut, The King of Lies, announced the arrival of a major talent. With Down River, he surpassed his earli...[more]

The Warlords of Nin (The Dragon King Trilogy) - Stephen R. Lawhead

Darkness and destruction have come to the land.

It has been ten years since Quentin helped Eskevar, the Dragon King, battle the monstrous sorcerer Nimrood. Since that time, there has been peace in the land of Mensandor. But everyt...[more]

Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series) - Lisa T. Bergren
Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one.
Remaining means giving up all she�s known and loved � and leaving means forfeiting what she�s come to know�and love itself.
Most American teenagers wa...[more]
A Royal Likeness - Christine Trent
As heiress to the famous Laurent Fashion Dolls business, Marguerite Ashby's future seems secure. But France still seethes with violence in the wake of the Revolution. And when Marguerite's husband is killed during a riot, the young widow travels to E...[more]
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]
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]
If Tomorrow Comes - Sidney Sheldon
Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there. With her intelligence and beauty as her only we...[more]
Bright of the Sky (Book 1 of The Entire and the Rose) - Kay Kenyon
In a land-locked galaxy that tunnels through our own, the Entire is a bizarre and seductive mix of long-lived quasi-human and alien beings gathered under a sky of fire, called the bright. A land of wonders, the Entire is sustained by monumental storm...[more]
The Enoch Letters - Neal A. Maxwell
In the tradition of The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis comes this fascinating work of historical fiction from the mind of Elder Neal A. Maxwell. Readers of the scriptures have long marveled at the account of the city of Enoch and its translation. W...[more]
Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle, Book 4) - Christopher Paolini
Not so very long ago, Eragon�Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider�was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders.

Long months of trainin...[more]
Daemon - Leinad Zeraus
Matthew Sobol was a legendary computer game designer--the architect behind half a dozen popular online games. His premature death from brain cancer depressed both gamers and his company's stock price. But Sobol's fans weren't the only ones to n...[more]
Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms - Mark Whiteway
On the planet Kelanni, life is cheap.

With the aid of the fearsome "Keltar" enforcers,
in their flying cloaks, a ruthless invader is forcing the native people to mine
the colloquially named "lodestone" - a substance from anot...[more]
Hal Spacejock - Simon Haynes
Bored with on-time deliveries? Want your valuable cargo strewn across the nearest planet? Call Hal Space jock! Partial deliveries, non-arrivals and total write-offs a specialty. An incompetent, accident-prone pilot is given one last chance to save hi...[more]
The Ox-Bow Incident (Modern Library Classics) - Walter Van Tilburg Clark
Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and ord...[more]
The Little Book: A Novel - Selden Edwards
Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards's dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard bas...[more]
Raising Stony Mayhall - Daryl Gregory

From award-winning author Daryl Gregory, whom Library Journal called �[a] bright new voice of the twenty-first century,� comes a new breed of zombie novel�a surprisingly funny, vividly frightening, and ultimately deeply movi...[more]

Brisingr - Christopher Paolini
Eragon the DragonRider and the other members of the rebel army continue fighting the armies of Galbatorix. Eragon receives some much-needed training and learns something surprising about his heritage.
Pygmy - Chuck Palahniuk
A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: This is Operation Havoc.

Pygmy is one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the US disguised as exchange studen...[more]
Master of the Game - Sidney Sheldon
When Kate McGregor inherits her father's business, it blossoms into an empireshe'll stop at nothing to preserve. 2 cassettes.
Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in their ruthless struggle to build a...[more]

Lady Macbeth - Lisa Klein
Raised by three strange sisters, Albia has never known the secrets of her parentage. But when Macbeth seeks out the weird sisters to foretell his fate, his life is entangled with his unknown daughter's. When Albia foresees the terrible future, s...[more]
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (Apprenticeship of Victor Frnkenstein) - Kenneth Oppel
Bravery, danger, and intense passion. How does obsession begin?

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...until the day their adventures...[more]

Mechanical - Pauline C. Harris
Drew is an android. From the very beginning of her existence, she has been programmed by her creators to understand her superiority and overwhelming responsibilities. She was created for a mission, a mission more important than anything she could eve...[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]
The Roar - Emma Clayton
Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall: Solid concrete topped with high-voltage razor wire and guarded by a battalion of Ghengis Borgs, it was built to keep out the animals, because animals carry the plague. At least that's what Ellie, wh...[more]
The Four Corners of the Sky: A Novel - Michael Malone

In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast the best scenery is often in the sky. On flat sweeps of red clay and scrub pine the days move monotonously, safely, but above, in the blink of an eye, dangerous clouds can boil out o...[more]

The Shard of Fire (The Chronicles of Gilgamesh Row) - K.J. Parker
This is a story of myth and magic. A story set in wild mountains, high and steep, where snowfall hides secrets best forgotten, and a boy, who didn't know any better discoveries a destiny he never wanted. But fate is a fickle thing, and for Gilgamesh ...[more]
 
Adventurers Wanted, Book 5: The Axe of Sudnering - M. L. Forman
Whalen Vankin is the worlds greatest wizard, and he has only ever personally trained two other wizards. One is Alexander Taylor, a young man who has earned a reputation as a brave adventurer, a warrior, and man of honor. The other is Jabez, Vankin's ...[more]
 
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debutpart quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slingin...[more]

 
Legend of the Mystic Knights (Tales of the Mystic Knights Book 1) - W.A. Rusho
The world has been taken over by evil monsters spawned in hell itself. So powerful is the evil that civilization has been stuck in the medieval times for the last 1,000 years. The only hope for humankind is a page training to be a knight. Is the sim...[more]
 
The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy Book 1) - Joe Hart

A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cu...[more]


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