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CIRCE
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<div><b>"A</b><b> bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, <i>The New York Times</i>).</b><br /><br /></div><div>In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.</div><div><br /><div>Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.<br /><br />But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.<br /><br />With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, <i>Circe </i>is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.</div><div><br /></div><div><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER--NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY<i> NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon,</i> <i>Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, </i>the <i>A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor </i>and <i>Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider</i></b><br /> </div> </div>
Dune
by Frank Herbert

Language

English

Pages

892

Publication Date

August 26, 2003

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<b>Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time<b>—n<b>ominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i></b>.</b></b><br /><br />Set on the desert planet Arrakis, <i>Dune</i> is the story of the boy Paul Atreides—who would become known as Muad’Dib—and of a great family’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.<br /><br />A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, <i>Dune</i> won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<p><strong>Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's <em>The Great American Read</em></strong></p><p><strong>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred</strong></p><p>One of the most cherished stories of all time, <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.</p>
March
by Geraldine Brooks

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 31, 2006

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<b>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize--a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of <i>The Secret Chord.</i></b><br /><br />From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic <i>Little Women</i>, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). With "pitch-perfect writing" (<i>USA Today</i>), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, <i>March</i> secures Geraldine Brooks's place as a renowned author of historical fiction.
Diary of a Bad Boy
by Meghan Quinn

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b>From USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a sassy and sweet romance about an Irish rebel who falls in love with the wrong girl. Full of witty banter and swoony moments, it's the perfect romantic comedy to binge on.</b><br /><br />Dear Diary, <br /><br />I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble—and I'm not talking about the "court mandated community service," or “therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head" kind of trouble. <br /><br />I wish it were that simple. <br /><br />Nope. I’m talking about the "falling in love with one of my client's daughters,” kind of trouble . . . <br />The kind of problem I can’t talk my way out of when the truth gets out.<br /><br />How I ended up with her phone is a long story—and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.<br /><br />Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green. <br /><br />Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she's my client's daughter. <br /><br />Dating her might be the best or worst decision I've ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell. <br /><br />Roark
Tangled Up in Ice
by Charlotte Byrd

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

February 14, 2019

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I have debts to pay and secrets to keep. When someone threatens my life, I crash into him: Jackson Ludlow<br /><b>The reclusive billionaire of New York</b><br /><br />Once, he had everything a man could want. Then, he lost the only thing that he ever loved.<br />So, he spent four years holed up in his mansion doing the only thing he knew how to do: make money. <br /><br /><b>We are all wrong for each other. He’s cold, uninterested and demanding. </b><br />I’m impatient and inexperienced. <br /><br /><b>The only thing we have in common is that we both have secrets. </b><br />And the closer we get, the more they threaten to destroy us.<br /><br /><b><i>Praise for Charlotte Byrd</b></i><br /><br />"Decadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!" - Amazon Review ★★★★★<br /><br />"Titillation so masterfully woven, no reader can resist its pull. A MUST-BUY!" - Bobbi Koe, Amazon Review ★★★★★<br /><br />"Captivating!" - Crystal Jones, Amazon Review ★★★★★<br /><br />"Exciting, intense, sensual" - Rock, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★<br /><br />"Sexy, secretive, pulsating chemistry..." - Mrs. K, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★<br /><br />"Charlotte Byrd is a brilliant writer. I've read loads and I've laughed and cried. She writes a balanced book with brilliant characters. Well done!" -Amazon Review ★★★★★<br /><br />"Fast-paced, dark, addictive, and compelling" - Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★<br /><br />"Hot, steamy, and a great storyline." - Christine Reese ★★★★★<br /><br />"My oh my....Charlotte has made me a fan for life." - JJ, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★<br /><br />"The tension and chemistry is at five alarm level." - Sharon, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★<br /><br />"Hot, sexy, intriguing journey of Elli and Mr. Aiden Black. - Robin Langelier ★★★★★<br /><br />"Wow. Just wow. Charlotte Byrd leaves me speechless and humble... It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Once you pick it up, you won't put it down." - Amazon Review ★★★★★<br /><br />"Sexy, steamy and captivating!" - Charmaine, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★<br /><br />" Intrigue, lust, and great characters...what more could you ask for?!" - Dragonfly Lady ★★★★★<br /><br />"An awesome book. Extremely entertaining, captivating and interesting sexy read. I could not put it down." - Kim F, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★<br /><br />"Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to read about and more. Such a great story I will read again and again. A keeper!!" - Wendy Ballard ★★★★★<br /><br />"It had the perfect amount of twists and turns. I instantaneously bonded with the heroine and of course Mr. Black. YUM. It's sexy, it's sassy, it's steamy. It's everything." - Khardine Gray, Bestselling Romance Author ★★★★★<br />
The Impulse of the Moment
by Jann Rowland

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

March 20, 2019

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An incident during Elizabeth Bennet’s first assembly at the age of sixteen leaves her wary of men—and of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in particular. When Mr. Darcy returns four years later, he finds a young woman matured from the girl he knew, resolved to overcome the trials she has endured. <br /><br />The uncertainty leads Elizabeth to a situation which once again puts her at risk. Uncertain how Mr. Darcy will act, Elizabeth is forced to question what kind of man he is. Despite all these hurdles, the course of true love cannot be diverted. Elizabeth finds herself strangely compelled by Mr. Darcy and attraction grows, a connection begins to be forged.<br /><br />But while the lovers are sorting through the misunderstandings of their turbulent past, forces gather from a distance, intent upon separating them forever. Elements of Mr. Darcy’s family, those who possess the power to exert great influence over his future, do not take kindly to his potential choice of a wife. And the machinations of a detested rival threaten their happiness, one who believes he has been misused and is determined to receive his due no matter what the cost.
The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary Edition
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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<DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV>This deluxe edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his <I>Lord of the Rings</I> trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece.</DIV></DIV><DIV><BR />J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."</DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
Dune Messiah
by Frank Herbert

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

February 05, 2008

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<b>Book Two in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time</b><br /><br /><i>Dune Messiah</i> continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known—and feared—as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the Known Universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremens, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne—and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence.<br />  <br /> And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to his family’s dynasty...
Last Stand (A Gideon Johann Western Book 1)
by Duane Boehm

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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<div><b><i>Last Stand</i> is the novel that begins the #1 Bestselling <i>Gideon Johann Western series</i>.</b></div> Gideon Johann had been gone from Last Stand, Colorado for eighteen years, seeming to have vanished after the Civil War. He is a man running from his conscience and keeping on the move seems to be the only thing preventing it from destroying him. Rumors of his whereabouts occasionally reach Last Stand, but no one from there had seen or heard from him since the war, leaving both the girl he left behind and his best friend with a chapter of their lives unresolved. Things change in Last Stand when a stranger is found shot and near death. The realization that the man is Gideon sets in motion old grudges, love, and a chance for redemption.

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