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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 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 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 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 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]
Pirate King - Laurie R. King
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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In England's young silent-film industry, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. But rumors of criminal activities swirl around his popular movie studio. At the request of Scotland Yard, Ma...[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 ...[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 ...[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 ...[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 Last Dragonlord (Earthlight) - Joanne Bertin
Sweeping readers along at a breakneck speed with breathtaking imagery and effortlessly readable prose, Ms. Bertin has created a thrilling new mythos, fresh in conception and filled with the joy of discovery, scope and enchanting to read, with charact...[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]
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]
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 groundbr...[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 groundbr...[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 groundbr...[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 groundbr...[more]
Dragon and Phoenix (Dragonlord) - Joanne Bertin
Once every thousand years the phoenix of Jehanglan burns to death in a magical release. For millennia the emperors of Jehanglan have tried to harness the awesome power of the phoenix's rebirth. One has finally succeeded, using black magic and the ens...[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]
Pieces of Sky (Blood Rose Trilogy) - Kaki Warner
2011 RITA Winner for Best First Book

Jessica Thornton is a long way from her native England. An author and milliner, she carries the weight of a scandalous secret-a horrible shame that has brought her to the West on a desperate search...[more]
After Worlds Collide (The Classic Sequel to When Worlds Collide) - Philip Wylie
A handful of Supermen colonize a distant planet. Vintage, classic science fiction
After Worlds Collide (The Classic Sequel to When Worlds Collide) - Philip Wylie
A handful of Supermen colonize a distant planet. Vintage, classic science fiction
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need fr...[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 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]
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]
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901: Arizona Territories [THESE IS MY WORDS] -
Helen of Troy - Margaret George
The New York Times bestseller-from Margaret George, author of Mary, Called Magdalene

With her amazing ability to summon the voices of historical characters, Margaret George in Helen of Troy tells the story of the ...[more]
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]
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]
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 Housewi...[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 cu...[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]

Skeleton Man - Tony Hillerman

In 1956, an airplane crash left the remains of 172 passengers scattered among the majestic cliffs of the Grand Canyon—including an arm attached to a briefcase containing a fortune in gems. Half a century later, one of the miss...[more]

Year of the Tiger (Paul Chavasse) - Jack Higgins
Assigned to locate and smuggle Dr. Karl Hoffner out of 1962 Tibet, Paul Chavasse confronts a host of enemies from Chinese occupiers to Soviet agents in his desperate race to secure the West's efforts to be the first to the moon.
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]
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Hugely admired by Tolstoy, David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innoce...[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 Ai...[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.
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Most Americ...[more]
Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmar...[more]
Where the Nightmares Rehearse - Brad Mathews
Michael O’Kinlay is struggling to redeem himself and his reputation two years after a teenage girl disappeared on his watch. He works at a high school as an attendance tracker—an often tedious job. Two events lead to a gruesome discover...[more]
Most Peculiar Circumstance, A - Jen Turano
Delightful Blend of Love and Laughter
in Turano's Sophomore Novel

Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women's suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies a...[more]
The King of Torts - John Grisham
The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a yo...[more]
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Scribner Classics) - Ernest Hemingway
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert ...[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]

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]
The Black Arrow - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of adventure and romance is set amid the shifting alliances of England's Wars of the roses. A vivid depiction of fifteenth-century conflicts, The Black Arrow is yet timeless in its portrayal of the suffering that war inf...[more]
Colonel Brandon - Amanda Grange
A vibrant retelling of Sense and Sensibility, Grange's sweeping epic breathes new life into another of Austen's best-loved novels.

At the age of eighteen, James Brandon's world is shattered when the girl he loves, Eliza, is...[more]
Ophelia - Lisa Klein
In this re-imagining of Shakespeare�s famous tragedy, it is Ophelia who takes center stage. A rowdy, motherless girl, she grows up at Elsinore Castle to become the queen�s most trusted lady-in-waiting.� She catches the attent...[more]
West of Sunset - Stewart O'Nan
A �rich, sometimes heartbreaking� (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald�s last years in Hollywood

In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his...[more]

The Magic Thief - Sarah Prineas

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic...[more]

Wanderlust Creek and Other Stories - Elisabeth Grace Foley
From the author of "The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories" come six more short stories exploring the joys, heartaches and laughter of life against the backdrop of the Old West. In �Single-Handed,� a gunfighter�s courage comes in doubt ...[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]

 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) - J.K. Rowling
The paperback edition of the legendary, record-breaking, best-selling fourth Harry Potter novel.

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go t...[more]
 
The Shack Paperback - William P. Young
Mackenzie Allen Philips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his G...[more]