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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 • <i>WASHINGTON POST </i>AND <i>USA TODAY</i> BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S 2018 SUMMER READING • #1 <i>LIBRARYREADS</i> FAVORITE OF FAVORITES PICK • A <i>WASHINGTON POST</i> NOTABLE BOOK • ONE OF <i>TIME</i>’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF 2018 • ONE OF <i>PUBLISHERS WEEKLY</i>’S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • <i>PBS</i> <i>NEWSHOUR</i>/<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BOOK OF THE MONTH</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 /><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><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 /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Educated</i></b><br /><br />“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.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br />“A heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life.”<b>—<i>USA Today<br /></i></b><br />“A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of <i>The Glass Castle.”</i>—<b><i>O: The Oprah Magazine</i><br /></b><br />“Heart-wrenching . . . a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.”<b>—Amy Chua, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times Book Review<br /><br /></i></b>“Westover is a keen and honest guide to the difficulties of filial love, and to the enchantment of embracing a life of the mind.”<b>—<i>The New Yorker</i></b>
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass)
by Sarah J. Maas

Language

English

Pages

987

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<b>Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas's #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . . </b><br /><b><br /></b>Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…<br /><br />With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation-and a better world.<br /><br />And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen-before she is lost to him forever.<br /><br /> As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.
A Spark of Light: A Novel
by Jodi Picoult

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER </b>• <b>The author of <i>Small Great Things</i> returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis.</b><br /><br /><b>“Picoult at her fearless best . . . Timely, balanced and certain to inspire debate.”—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.<br /><br /> After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.<br /><br />But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order to save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester, disguised as a patient, who now stands in the crosshairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.<br /><br />Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.<br /><br /> One of the most fearless writers of our time, Jodi Picoult tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? <i>A Spark of Light</i> will inspire debate, conversation . . . and, hopefully, understanding.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Spark of Light</i></b><br /><br />“This is Jodi Picoult at her best: tackling an emotional hot-button issue and putting a human face on it.”<b>—</b><i><b>People</b></i><br /> <b> </b><br />“Told backward and hour by hour, Jodi Picoult’s compelling narrative deftly explores controversial social issues.”<b>—<i>Us Weekly</i></b>
Rapid Falls
by Amber Cowie

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

December 01, 2018

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<p><b>Forgive and forget? The past and present collide for two sisters who survived a tragedy—and must now survive the truth behind it.</b></p><p>It’s been twenty years since Cara’s boyfriend died in a horrible accident and her sister, Anna, went to prison. The tragedy has become a local legend, but Cara has moved past her grief to have a successful career and a happy family. Pity about Anna. Recently released from incarceration, she’s struggling with addiction, guilt, and shame—a shattered life. Cara’s forgiveness seems to be the only thing that helps her pick up the pieces.</p><p>But as Anna pulls herself together, her memories of that night on the bridge start to come into focus. And few of them match her sister’s.</p><p>As past secrets unfold and nothing is what it seems anymore, Anna desperately searches for the truth. But what if Cara doesn’t want her to find it?</p>
Skyward
by Brandon Sanderson

Language

English

Pages

515

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<b><b>From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling author of the Reckoners series, </b><b><i>Words of Radiance,</i></b><b> and the internationally bestselling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.</b></b><br /><br />Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's--a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending flight school at slim to none.<br /><br />No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.<br /><br /><b><u>Praise for </u></b><b><i><u>Skyward</u></i></b><b><u>:</u></b><br /><br />"<b>Startling revelations and stakes-raising implications</b>...Sanderson plainly had a ball with this <b>nonstop, highflying opener,</b> and readers will too.<i>"--Kirkus Reviews</i>, Starred Review<br /><br />"With this <b>action-packed trilogy opener</b>, Sanderson offers up <b>a resourceful, fearless heroine and a memorable cast</b>...[and] as the pulse-pounding story intensifies and reveals its secrets, a cliffhanger ending sets things up for the next installment."<i>--Publishers Weekly</i>, Starred Review<br /><br />"It is <b>impossible to turn the pages fast enough.</b>"--<i>Booklist</i><br /><br />"<b>Sanderson delivers a cinematic adventure</b> that explores the defining aspects of the individual versus the society...[and] <b>fans of [his] will not be disappointed.</b>"<i>--SLJ</i><br /><br /><b><u>Praise for Brandon Sanderson's Reckoners series:</u></b><br /><b>#1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> Bestselling Series</b><br /><br />"<b>Another win for Sanderson</b> . . . <b>he's simply a brilliant writer. </b>Period."--Patrick Rothfuss, author of the <i>New York Times </i>and <i>USA Today</i> bestseller <i>The Name of the Wind</i><br /><br /><b>"Action-packed."</b>--<i>EW</i><br /><br />"<b>Compelling.</b> . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store."--AV Club
The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

Language

English

Pages

447

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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<p><strong>8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller!</strong></p><p><strong>"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds</strong></p><p><strong>"Stunning." —John Green</strong></p><p><strong>"This story is necessary. This story is important." —<em>Kirkus </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"Heartbreakingly topical." —<em>Publishers Weekly </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"A marvel of verisimilitude." —<em>Booklist </em>(starred review)</strong></p><p><strong>"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —<em>Horn Book</em> (starred review)</strong></p><p>Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.</p><p>Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what <em>really</em> went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. </p><p>But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.</p><p><strong>And don't miss <em>On the Come Up</em>, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to <em>The Hate U Give.</em></strong></p>
Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng

Language

English

Pages

348

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.
Fates and Furies: A Novel
by Lauren Groff

Language

English

Pages

391

Publication Date

September 15, 2015

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<b><b>AMAZON'S 2015 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><br /> <b>A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD</b><br /> <b>NPR MORNING EDITION BOOK CLUB PICK<br />NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: <i>THE WASHINGTON POST, </i>NPR,<i> TIME, THE SEATTLE TIMES, MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE, </i>SLATE,<i> LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, </i>AND MANY MORE</b><br /><br />“Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts, and <i>Fates and Furies</i> is an unabashedly ambitious novel that delivers – with comedy, tragedy, well-deployed erudition and unmistakable glimmers of brilliance throughout.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i> (cover review)<br /><br />“Elaborate, sensual...a writer whose books are too exotic and unusual to be missed."—<i>The New York Times </i><br />  <i><br /></i>“<i>Fates and Furies</i> is a clear-the-ground triumph.” —Ron Charles, <i>The Washington Post</i> </b><br /><br /><br /> <b>From the award-winning, <i>New York Times- </i>bestselling author of <i>The Monsters of Templeton</i> and <i>Arcadia</i>, one of the most anticipated books of the fall: an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception. <br /></b> <br /><i>Fates and Furies</i> is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation. <br /><br /> Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.<br /><br /> At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
All We Ever Wanted: A Novel
by Emily Giffin

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER </b>• <b>In the riveting new novel from the #1 bestselling author of <i>Something Borrowed </i>and<i> First Comes Love, </i>three very different people must choose between their families and their most deeply held values. . . .</b><br /><br /> <b>“An unpredictable page-turner that unfolds in the voices of three superbly distinct characters.”—<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution </i></b><br /><br /><b>“A gripping, thought-provoking journey.”—Jodi Picoult</b><br /><br /> Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. <br /><br />Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was.<br /><br /> Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school.<br /><br /> Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving.<br /><br /> Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.<br /><br /> At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>All We Ever Wanted</b></i><br /><br />“Page-turning . . . Timely and thought-provoking, it’s Giffin’s best yet.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Nina Browning has it all: the handsome husband, the Ivy-League-bound teenage son, and the big house in the Nashville suburbs. But with one unthinkable social media post from her beloved child, could it all fall apart? Dealing with issues of class, money, and race, <i>All We Ever Wanted</i> is the book everyone will be talking about.”<b>—<i>PopSugar</i></b><br /><br />“This complex and layered novel will give you all the feels.” <b>—<i>Brit + Co</i></b><br /><br />“This thought-provoking novel follows two Nashville families as they struggle with the fallout from a horrible incident. . . . It's one of Giffin's most topical, gripping books yet.”<b>—<i>Good Housekeeping</i></b>
Secrets From the Grave (The Veil Diaries Book 6)
by B.L. Brunnemer

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

October 31, 2018

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My name is Alexis, though everyone calls me Lexie. I’m a Necromancer. We’re rare enough that I’ve never met another in my life, until Claire came home to tell me she found one. In New Orleans. <br />Now I am headed south with my best friends, staying in close quarters with five guys, four guys whom I have kissed, one who has been ignoring me for the last few weeks, one who keeps sneaking kisses, one who doesn’t even remember it and another… Well, I don’t know what he wants. Thank God for Miles. He’s my one safe place in this disaster I’ve created. <br />Naturally, that’s not my only problem. Things aren’t good in New Orleans. Representatives from the Witch's Council are in town, the dead are everywhere, and the secrets are piling up. The whole situation is a powder keg just waiting for a match. But why am I holding the matches?<br /><br />

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