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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]
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.
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]
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]
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 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 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 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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]

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]

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]
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy) - Ken Follett
Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep, beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Tr...[more]
Harry Potter and the Sorceror - J.K. Rowling
An eleven-year-old orphan named Harry Potter lives in Great Britain with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, who all treat him terribly. He learns that he is actually a wizard, and famous in the wizarding world that coexists with what we think of as the Re...[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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]

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]
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]
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]
Anne of Green Gables (Puffin Classics) - L.M. Montgomery
The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagina...[more]
Anne of Green Gables (Puffin Classics) - L.M. Montgomery
The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables - but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts' affection with her vivid imagina...[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]
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.
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]
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]
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 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.
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]
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Noted Fitzgerald biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli draws upon years of research to present the Fitzgerald's Jazz Age romance exactly as he intended according to the original manuscript, revisions, and corrections--with explanatory notes. Reprint.
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]
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 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.
Michael Vey 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon - Richard Paul Evans
Michael and his friends must rescue a child prodigy as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying fourth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan head to Ch...[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]
WWW: Watch - Robert J. Sawyer
Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer continues his "wildly though- provoking" science fiction saga of a sentient World Wide Web.

Webmind is an emerging consciousness that has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about...[more]
My Hands Came Away Red - Lisa McKay

Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer after her senior year of high school.�Inspired by happy visions of building churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life back home...[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]

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]
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 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]
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 when he r...[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]
 
 
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]
 
Project ELE (Volume 1) - Rebecca Gober
From the authors of the best selling Night Marchers Series, comes an all new apocalyptic series with a paranormal twist that is enjoyable for all ages.

Millions have already died, and thousands more ar...[more]

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