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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

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English

Pages

381

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE<br /><br />Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, <i>The Handmaid's Tale, </i>has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.</b><br /><br />More than fifteen years after the events of <i>The Handmaid's Tale,</i> the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.<br />  <br /> Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.<br />  <br />As Atwood unfolds <i>The Testaments,</i> she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • </b>From the National Book Award–winning author of <i>Between the World and Me, </i>a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.<br /><br />“This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.”—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><br /><br />“Nearly every paragraph is laced through with dense, gorgeously evocative descriptions of a vanished world and steeped in its own vivid vocabulary.”—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br />Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.<br /><br /> So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.<br /><br /> This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, <i>The Water Dancer </i>is<i> </i>a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Water Dancer</i></b><br /><br />“Ta-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir, <i>Between the World and Me</i>. So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations—and then proceeds to exceed them. <i>The Water Dancer</i> . . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What’s most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless and instantly canon-worthy.”<b>—<i>Rolling Stone</i></b>
Ninth House
by Leigh Bardugo

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English

Pages

476

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<p><b>The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite</b></p><p>Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?</p><p>Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Their eight windowless “tombs” are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street’s biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.</p>
The Vine Witch
by Luanne G. Smith

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English

Pages

263

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>“Cleverly crafted…<i>The Vine Witch</i> is a grown-up fairy tale with a twisty-turn-y story line of magic, love, and betrayal that holds your attention…Pure escapism.” —<i>Forbes</i></b></p><p><b>A young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy set in turn-of-the-century France.</b></p><p>For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when <i>sorcière</i> Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.</p><p>Vigneron Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.</p>
The Last Dance (The Near-Earth Mysteries Book 1)
by Martin L. Shoemaker

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English

Pages

456

Publication Date

November 01, 2019

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<p><b>At the heart of a mystery unfolding in space, the opposing forces make a treacherous journey between Earth and Mars.</b></p><p>In space, mutiny means death—that’s why Inspector General Park Yerim is taking her investigation so seriously. The alleged mutineer is Captain Nicolau Aames, whose command of the massive Earth-Mars vessel <i>Aldrin</i> has come under fire. The vast System Initiative says he disobeyed orders, but his crew swears he’s in the right.</p><p>En route to Mars, Park gathers testimony from the <i>Aldrin</i>’s diverse crew, painting a complex picture of Aames’s character: his heroism, his failures, even his personal passions. As the investigation unfolds, Park finds herself in the thrall of powerful interests, each pushing and pulling her in a fiery cosmic dance.</p><p>Corruption, conflicting loyalties, and clashing accounts make it nearly impossible to see the truth in fifty million miles of darkness, and Park faces danger from every direction. All eyes are on her: one way or another, her findings will have astronomical implications for the <i>Aldrin</i> and the future of space travel.</p>
Warrior Fae Princess (A Demon Days, Vampire Nights Novel Book 2)
by K.F. Breene

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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With Charity's fate on the line, Devon and his pack must face the perils of the Realm in search of the elusive warrior fae. With no real experience and against some of the most powerful creatures in existence, they are fighting a losing battle.<br /><br />Thankfully, they don't have to do it alone. <br /><br />Knowing what's at stake, Penny and Emery, the magical powerhouses of the mage world, will lend their aid, trying to sneak Charity in the backdoor. <br /><br />If they are caught, they'll all be captured or worse. Much worse. <br /><br />But to make it means Devon will be forced to make a difficult decision that will change his and Charity's life forever. <br /><br /><b>You don't want to miss this epic conclusion to Devon and Charity's story!</b>
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

February 17, 1986

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<b>Now a Hulu Original Series</b><br /><br /><i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.<br /><br /> The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. <i>The Handmaid's Tale </i>is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
The Once and Future King
by T. H. White

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English

Pages

654

Publication Date

November 01, 2011

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<b>T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance, and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.</b><br /> <i> </i><br /> Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.<br />  <br /> During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur’s half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king’s dreams for Britain—and to the king himself.<br /><br /><b>“[<i>The Once and Future King</i>] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow—while telling one of the great tales of the Western world.”</b>—<b>Guy Gavriel Kay</b>
Secrets and Spellcraft (Art of the Adept Book 2)
by Michael G. Manning

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English

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Publication Date

October 14, 2019

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Now a student at Wurthaven, Will is confronted with the truth of the present. The powerful magic embodied by wizards like his grandfather is but a distant memory, while the practice of the current day is timid and uninspired, and yet he needs the knowledge still preserved and managed by the college. At every turn he finds that sorcery is supreme, while wizards are trained merely to assist and support those who hold the real power—a power based on an evil so deep that few living know the truth of its foundation.<br /><br />As a student of wizardry, he’s expected to know his place and stay in it, but Will isn’t like the other students. His grandfather’s teaching has made him into something different, something forgotten—something they will learn to fear.<br /><br />If he can grow into his power. With every choice, every refusal to submit, Will creates more enemies, enemies who aren’t content to let him live in peace. Without friends or support, Will must survive the knives in the dark, for Cerria is no place for those who refuse to follow the rules.<br />
Immortal Born: An Argeneau Novel
by Lynsay Sands

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong><em>Nothing compares to the physical chemistry between an immortal and his life mate—or to the spellbinding thrills in a new Argeneau novel by </em></strong><strong>New York Times<em> bestselling author Lynsay Sands…</em></strong></p><p><em></em> </p><p>A simple promise to protect her friend’s infant son has turned Allie Chambers’ existence upside down. Caring for—and feeding—an orphaned vampire baby has been tricky enough. But as little Liam grows, so does his appetite. He needs more blood than she can personally supply. And when her attempts to steal from a blood bank go awry, Allie wakes up surrounded by doctors, cops…and the gorgeous, mesmerizing Magnus, who she can neither trust nor resist.</p><p>Magnus never expected to find his life mate breaking into a blood bank. Clearly, Allie is already entwined with his world—in deeper, more dangerous ways than she realizes. A band of vicious rogue immortals is in pursuit, and Magnus’ first task is to keep her safe. His second: to awaken her to mind-blowing pleasure, and hope she’ll accept the life, and the passion, that only he can offer.</p><p> </p>

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