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Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

July 27, 1959

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<b><b>Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.</b><br />  <br /> </b>This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.<b><br /></b><br />At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
CIRCE
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<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 />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.<br />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.<br /><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 />
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>
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.<br /><br /><b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsg<b>å</b>rd, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Charlotte Rampling.</b></b><br /><br />Set on the desert planet Arrakis, <i>Dune</i> is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....<br /><br />When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will 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.
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edit...
by John Steinbeck

Language

English

Pages

624

Publication Date

July 08, 2009

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<b>A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels</b><br /><br />Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience.<br /><br />For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
East of Eden
by John Steinbeck

Language

English

Pages

620

Publication Date

February 05, 2002

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<b>A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition</b><br /> <br />In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called <i>East of Eden</i> "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.<br /><br />The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, <i>East of Eden</i> is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.
Tell me to stop
by Charlotte Byrd

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b><i>I owe him a debt. The kind money can’t repay. </b></i><br /><br />He wants something else: <b>me, for one year.</b><br /><br />But I don’t even know who he is…<br /><br /><b>365 days and nights doing everything he wants…except that.</b><br /><br />“I’m not going to sleep with you,” I say categorically.<br /><br />He laughs.<br /><br />“I’m going to make you a promise,” his eyes challenge mine. <b>“Before our time is up, you’ll beg me for it.”</b><br /><br />_____________________________________________<br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about Charlotte Byrd:</b><br /><br />"Extremely captivating, sexy, steamy, intriguing, and intense!” ★★★★★<br /><br />"Addictive and impossible to put down.” ★★★★★<br /><br />“I can’t get enough of the turmoil, lust, love, drama and secrets!” ★★★★★<br /><br />“Fast-paced romantic suspense filled twists and turns, danger, betrayal and so much more.” ★★★★★<br /><br />“Decadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!” ★★★★★ <br />_____________________________________________<br /><br />*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*<br /><br /><br />
The Power and the Glory
by Graham Greene

Language

English

Pages

90

Publication Date

March 13, 2018

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<b>This prize-winning novel of a fugitive priest in Mexico is quite simply </b><b>“Graham Greene’s masterpiece” </b><b>(John Updike, <i>The New York Review of Books</i>).</b><br />  <br /> In the Mexican state of Tabasco in the 1930s, all vestiges of Catholicism are being outlawed by the government. As churches are razed, icons are banned, and the price of devotion is execution, an unnamed member of the clergy flees. He’s known only as the “whisky priest.” Beset by heretical vices, guilt, and an immoral past, he’s torn between self-destruction and self-preservation. Too modest to be a martyr, too stubborn to follow the law, and too craven to take a bullet, he now travels as one of the hunted—attending, in secret, to the spiritual needs of the faithful. When a peasant begs him to return to Tabasco to hear the confessions of a dying man, the whisky priest knows it’s a trap. But it’s also his duty—and possibly his salvation.<br />  <br /> Named by <i>Time</i> magazine as one of the hundred best English-language novels written since 1923, <i>The Power and the Glory </i>is “a violent, raw” work on “suffering, strained faith, and ultimate redemption” (<i>The Atlantic</i>).
Yakima Henry: Volume 1
by Peter Brandvold

Language

English

Pages

1521

Publication Date

September 29, 2019

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<strong>FROM AUTHOR OF THE REVENGER SERIES, PETER BRANDVOLD, COMES A BRAND-NEW WESTERN HERO...</strong></p><p>Yakima Henry is the loneliest breed of men in the Old West—he’s half-white, half-Cheyenne Indian.</p><p>It’s not easy being a half-breed on the western frontier. Belonging to neither race, Yakima finds himself at odds with both. Often fleeing a hangman’s rope, the lonely half-breed roams the mountains and plains, looking for…what?</p><p>Hell, not even Yakima knows. A home, maybe? The love of a good woman? He finds both for a time only after having hell to pay to get them…but for a man like Yakima, with a reputation as one of the most formidable gunfighters on the entire frontier, and having left a trail of dead men behind him…as well as broken hearts…none of the usual comforts are his for long.</p><p>Follow Yakima’s epic adventures in this gripping new omnibus, containing books 1-6.</p><p><i>“Hooks you instantly with sin-soaked villains and a compelling hero. Yakima Henry has a heart of gold and an Arkansas toothpick.”</i> – Mike Baron, author of The Biker Series</p>
Under the Volcano: A Novel (P.S.)
by Malcolm Lowry

Language

English

Pages

499

Publication Date

November 06, 2012

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<b>“Lowry’s masterpiece” about a fateful Day of the Dead in a small Mexican town and one man’s struggle against the forces threatening to destroy him (<i>Los Angeles Times</i>).</b><br /><br /> In what the <i>New York Times </i>calls “one of the towering novels of [the twentieth] century,” former British consul Geoffrey Firmin lives alone with his demons in the shadow of two active volcanoes in South Central Mexico. Gripped by alcoholism, Geoffrey makes one last effort to salvage his crumbling life on the day that his ex-wife, Yvonne, arrives in town.<br />  <br /> It’s the Day of the Dead, 1938. The couple wants to revive their marriage and undo the wrongs of their past, but they soon realize that they’ve stumbled into the wrong place and time, where not only Geoffrey and Yvonne, but the world itself is on the edge of Armageddon.<br />  <br /> Hailed by the Modern Library as one of the one hundred best English novels of the twentieth century, <i>Under the Volcano </i>stands as an iconic and richly drawn example of the modern novel at its most lyrical.

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