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Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

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<b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, </i>AND<i> BOSTON GLOBE </i>BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i> • ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • BILL GATES<b>’S HOLIDAY READING LIST</b> • <b>FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK </b>• FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD <br /><br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The Washington Post</i> •<i> O: The Oprah Magazine</i> • <i>Time</i> • NPR • <i>Good Morning America </i>• <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> • <i>The Guardian </i>•<i> The Economist </i>• <i>Financial Times</i> • <i>Newsday</i> • <i>New York Post</i> • <i>theSkimm</i> • <i>Refinery29</i> • <i>Bloomberg</i> • <i>Self</i> • <i>Real Simple</i> •<i> Town & Country</i> • <i>Bustle</i> • <i>Paste</i> • <i>Publishers Weekly</i> • <i>Library Journal</i> • <i>LibraryReads</i> • <i>BookRiot</i> • Pamela Paul, KQED • New York Public Library</b><br /><br /><b>An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University</b><br /></b><br />Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.<br /><b><br />“Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—<i>Vogue</i></b><br /><br /><b>“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b>
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel
by Celeste Ng

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>Soon to be a Hulu limited series, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington</b><br /><br /><b>eBook includes special materials for book clubs: a Q&A with Celeste Ng and John Green, a letter from Celeste Ng, and book club discussion questions. </b><br /><br />Named a Best Book of the Year by: <br /><i>People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, </i>NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, <i>Paste</i>, <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, <i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch, </i>and many more!<br />  <br /> "I read <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> in a single, breathless sitting." –Jodi Picoult<br /><br />“To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” - Reese Witherspoon<br /><br />“I am loving <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year.”—John Green<br /><br />"Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." – Paula Hawkins<br /><br />From the bestselling author of <i>Everything I Never Told You</i>, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.<br /><br /> In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.<br /><br /> Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.<br /><br />When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. <br /><br /> <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.<br /><br />Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
by Garth Stein

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p><strong>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER</strong></p><p><strong>MEET THE DOG </strong></p><p><strong>WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD </strong></p><p><strong>HOW TO BE HUMAN</strong><strong></strong></p><p>The <em>New York Times </em>bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.</p><p>“Splendid.” —<em>People</em></p><p>“The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them.” —Jodi Picoult </p><p>“It’s impossible not to love Enzo.” —<em>Minneapolis Star Tribune </em></p><p>“This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.” —Sara Gruen</p>
Dark Age (Red Rising Series Book 5)
by Pierce Brown

Language

English

Pages

776

Publication Date

July 30, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The<i> </i>bestselling author of <i>Morning Star </i>returns to the Red Rising universe with the thrilling sequel to <i>Iron Gold.</i></b><br /> <br /><b>“Brown’s plots are like a depth charge of nitromethane dropped in a bucket of gasoline. His pacing is 100% him standing over it all with a lit match and a smile, waiting for us to dare him to drop it.”—NPR</b><br /><br /><i>He broke the chains. Then he broke the world….</i><br /> <br />A decade ago Darrow led a revolution, and laid the foundations for a new world. Now he’s an outlaw.<br /> <br />Cast out of the very Republic he founded, with half his fleet destroyed, he wages a rogue war on Mercury. Outnumbered and outgunned, is he still the hero who broke the chains? Or will he become the very evil he fought to destroy?<br /> <br />In his darkening shadow, a new hero rises. <br /> <br />Lysander au Lune, the displaced heir to the old empire, has returned to bridge the divide between the Golds of the Rim and Core. If united, their combined might may prove fatal to the fledgling Republic. <br /> <br />On Luna, the embattled Sovereign of the Republic, Virginia au Augustus, fights to preserve her precious demokracy and her exiled husband. But one may cost her the other, and her son is not yet returned.<br /> <br />Abducted by enemy agents, Pax au Augustus must trust in a Gray thief, Ephraim, for his salvation. <br /> <br />Far across the void, Lyria, a Red refugee accused of treason, makes a desperate bid for freedom with the help of two unlikely new allies.<br /> <br />Fear dims the hopes of the Rising, and as power is seized, lost, and reclaimed, the worlds spin on and on toward a new Dark Age.<br /><br /><b>Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga:</b><br /><b>RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE</b>
Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven
by Bella Forrest

Language

English

Pages

402

Publication Date

August 27, 2018

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<strong>When a rogue 19-year-old witch is recruited to help guard an ancient magical Bestiary, mystery and danger ensue...</strong><br />_____________________________________________<br /><br /><strong><em>Being an empath has its advantages.</em></strong><br /><br />Harley Merlin can sense people’s emotions, among other things. It’s how she snagged her first job pinpointing cheaters at a casino.<br /><br />But she has no clue where she got these freakish powers because she spent her childhood jumping from home to home in the foster system, and her father left her with nothing more than a cryptic note.<br /><br />Then she crosses paths with a terrifyingly real monster. Which is when a mysterious and annoyingly arrogant young warlock named Wade Crowley steps in, introducing her to a hidden world of beasts, magicals, and covens riddled with secrets—as well as clues about her murky past.<br /><br />Whether she likes it or not, this new world is where she belongs. But after a disturbing twist of events, Harley quickly realizes that her past is darker than she could ever have imagined.<br /><br />And that someone in the coven is out for her blood.<br /><br />With the help of Wade and her new friends, she must figure out who the traitor is and why they’re targeting her... Before the human and magical worlds dangerously collide.<br /><br /><strong>Potter fans, welcome to an exciting new world.</strong><br /><br />_____________________________________________<br /><br /><strong>*What Early Readers Are Saying:*</strong><br /><br /><em>"I love the Harry Potter series. This first book here made me realize I could <strong>love another series.</strong> It's great!!" ★★★★★</em><br /><br /><em>“Harley grabs you by the hand and <strong>drags you right into</strong> her world.” ★★★★★</em><br /><br /><em>“Enchanting! A <strong>fantastic new take</strong> on magic and monsters.” ★★★★★</em><br /><br /><em><strong>"Heart warming</strong> story line with intrigue and suspense.” ★★★★★</em><br /><br /><em>“Well written, funny, and <strong>refreshingly different.</strong>”</em> ★★★★★<br /><br /><em>“Would recommend it for teens and adults alike.” ★★★★★</em><br /><br /><strong>Over 6,100 worldwide 5 star reviews of the series.</strong><br /><br />_____________________________________________<br /><br /><strong>If you're a fan of J.K. Rowling or Cassandra Clare, this will be a ride you won't want to miss. <br /><br />Buy now and start turning the pages...</strong><br /><br /><em>*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*</em>
The Choice of Magic (Art of the Adept Book 1)
by Michael G. Manning

Language

English

Pages

652

Publication Date

August 16, 2019

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The ancient magic of wizards was anything but dark. It was the enlightenment that lifted humanity from the squalor of superstition, and the worship of fell spirits and capricious gods, but those days are gone. The shining glory of the sorcerers burned away the subtlety of wisdom, replacing it with easy power, held only in the hands of the elite—a new age built upon the elemental supremacy of aristocrats and the ignorance of the masses.<br /><br />But this will change, for the greatest power comes with knowledge, and the deeper teachings of wizardry have not been utterly lost. The last wizard of the old tradition still survives in solitude, nursing tired grudges and waiting for death.<br /><br />His passing might have gone unnoticed, but for the imposition of a youth too stubborn to accept his refusal to take an apprentice. With a new student comes new hope, and that hope has caused old powers to stir again. That the world will change is inevitable, but the shape of the future is anything but certain.<br />
The Warning
by James Patterson

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>Two roads lead to Mount Hope. None leads out. T</b><b>here's no place to run in a community that's been taken--and is being intentionally kept--off the grid. </b><br /> A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. <br />Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Downed cellular networks fail to resume service. Animals savagely attack humans. And the damaged power plant, where Jordan's father is an engineer, is under military lockdown. <br />As friends and family morph into terrifying strangers, the Maggie and Jordan increasingly turn to each other. Their determination to discover who--or what--has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined. <br /><br /> <br /><br /><br /> <br /><br />
JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <i>Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition</i>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <i>Dance Moms</i>. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<br />  
Cottage by the Sea: A Novel
by Debbie Macomber

Language

English

Pages

429

Publication Date

July 17, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER </b>• <b>A seaside town helps one young woman reclaim the light after darkness in an uplifting novel from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Debbie Macomber.</b><br /><br /><b>“Romantic, warm, and a breeze to read—one of Macomber’s best.”—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /> Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager.<br />   <br /> Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart—and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer.<br /><br /> Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has come to enjoy. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the haven—and the man—she’s come to call home.<br /><br /> In this heartwarming tale, Annie finds that the surest way to fix what is damaged within is to help others rise above their pain and find a way to heal.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Cottage by the Sea</i><br /></b><br />“Macomber never disappoints. Tears and laughter abound in this story of loss and healing that will wrap you up and pull you in; readers will finish it in one sitting.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i> (starred review) </b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “Macomber’s story of tragedy and triumph is emotionally engaging from the outset and ends with a satisfying conclusion. Readers will be most taken by the characters, particularly Annie, a heartwarming lead who bolsters the novel.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>
Crew Princess (Crew Series Book 2)
by Tijan

Language

English

Pages

302

Publication Date

August 19, 2019

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Being crew is walking between two worlds. <br />One world is normal: Prom. Parties. College. <br />Those are the concerns they worry about. <br /><br />In our world, we deal with other situations. <br />Cops. Drugs. Brawling. <br />That’s a typical day for us. <br /><br />But what if it wasn’t? <br /><br />What if there came a day when you stopped? <br />When you considered letting your enemies win? <br />When you didn’t fight back? <br />When you chose a different path? <br /><br />First I lost my family. Then I got the Wolf Crew. <br />I couldn't lose them too. <br /><br />But what happens when Cross, Zellman, and Jordan keep going…<br />...and I don’t?

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