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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.<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.
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>
Beautiful Mistakes: A Contemporary Romance Box Set
by Victoria Snow

Language

English

Pages

732

Publication Date

July 13, 2019

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<p><strong>4 full length novels for readers who love accidental marriages, surprise pregnancies, secret babies and swoon worthy hot alphas. </strong><br /></p><p>Includes a never before published full length novel, <strong><em>Daddy by Mistake</em></strong>.</p><p><br /></p><p>Books included:</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>Married by Mistake: </strong><br /></p><p><em>Mistake number one: Getting drunk in Vegas.</em></p><p><em>Mistake number two: Waking up in HIS bed with a HUGE rock on my finger (and our clothes missing).</em></p><p><em>Mistake number three: He is my best friend’s brother!</em></p><p><br /></p><p><strong>Baby by Mistake:</strong><br /></p><p><em>Royal a$$h0le, daddy’s best friend, and also my new boss.</em></p><p><em>But how on earth did we end up making a baby?</em></p><p><em>Was it just a mistake?</em></p><p><br /></p><p><strong>Pregnant by Mistake:</strong></p><p><em>A forty-year-old CEO knocking up his twenty-three-year-old assistant?</em></p><p><em>Alright, falling for the s$xy single dad was a HUGE mistake.</em></p><p><em>Letting him take my innocence right there on his desk – a BIGGER mistake.</em></p><p><br /></p><p><strong>Daddy by Mistake:</strong></p><p><em>I woke up with a ring on my finger! </em></p><p><em>What the hell happened last night? </em></p><p><em>All I can remember is that we had a couple drinks, </em></p><p><em>I was tipsy, </em></p><p><em>And then I wake up next to my boss! </em></p><p><em></em><br /></p>
The Lord of the Rings: One Volume
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

1209

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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<DIV>One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them<BR><BR>In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.<BR><BR>From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.<BR><BR>When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.<BR><BR>The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.<BR><BR>This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.<BR><BR>J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.<BR></DIV>
Shame ON You (An Ozzie Novak Thriller, Book 4) (Redemption Thrill...
by John W. Mefford

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<h2>Two shattered lives bound by one haunting secret.</h2> <br />The disturbing death of a teenage girl goes unexplained. <br /><br />A decade later, ravaged by drug addiction, the sister vanishes. <br /><br />Could the two incidents be connected? <br /><br />Pulled into the investigation by his friend, Ivy Nash, Ozzie quickly learns the art of the addicted: deceit is a way of life.<br /><br />The hunt for Chantel takes Ozzie and Ivy into a dark world where life has no price. A girl is bludgeoned to death -- they believe they have a key witness, but he slips away.<br /><br />When Ozzie and Ivy finally get a solid clue, what at first seems unthinkable could be reality. But there's far more to unraveling this bizarre set of events. <br /><br />Could this all circle back to Ozzie's past?<br /><br />Two girls connected by one tragic event. Years have passed…people have died, and more could follow. <br /><br />Will Ozzie be able to solve this twisted mystery and save the ones who've suffered the most?<br /><br /><h3><strong>Get <i>Shame ON You</i> now!</strong></h3><br /><br /><b>Redemption Thriller Series</b><br /><b>Alex Troutt Thrillers:</b><br />AT Bay - RTS #1<br />AT Large - RTS #2<br />AT Once - RTS #3<br />AT Dawn - RTS #4 <br />AT Dusk - RTS #5<br />AT Last - RTS #6<br /><br /><b>Ivy Nash Thrillers:</b><br />IN Defiance - RTS #7<br />IN Pursuit - RTS #8<br />IN Doubt - RTS #9<br />Break IN - RTS #10<br />IN Control - RTS #11<br />IN The End - RTS #12<br /><br /><b>Ozzie Novak Thrillers:</b><br />ON Edge - RTS #13<br />Game ON - RTS #14<br />ON The Rocks - RTS #15<br />Shame ON You - RTS #16<br />ON Fire - RTS #17<br />ON The Run - RTS #18<br /> <br /><b>Alex Troutt Thrillers:</b><br />AT Stake - RTS #19<br />AT Any Cost - RTS #20<br />Back AT You - RTS #21<br />AT Every Turn - RTS #22<br />AT Death's Door - RTS #23<br />AT Full Tilt - RTS #24<br /><br /><b>The Scoop</b><br />By now you're probably aware that the Alex Troutt thrillers, Ivy Nash thrillers, and the Ozzie Novak thrillers are all under the same Redemption Thriller Series umbrella. Why? Because, ultimately, they all connect -- Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. How? That's part of the mystery that I'm slowly unveiling throughout the Redemption Thriller Series.<br /><br />Through each sub-series, characters from different books appear in the other novels. If it adds suspense, intrigue, or even a good laugh, I've included a cross-over character -- it's a lot more fun that way. Plus -- and here's the real kicker -- the final six novels will bring all of the major characters together -- Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. It will be explosive and gut-wrenching…in a way that will leave you breathless.
The Stranger (Vintage International)
by Albert Camus

Language

English

Pages

146

Publication Date

August 08, 2012

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Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.
1984
by George Orwell

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

October 17, 1983

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<DIV><B>A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</B><BR /><BR /> With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s <I>1984</I> takes on new life in this edition.<BR /><BR /> “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker<BR />  <BR /> In <I>1984</I>, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.<BR /><BR /> Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “<I>1984</I> is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.</DIV>
The Song of Achilles: A Novel
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

389

Publication Date

March 06, 2012

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<p>“At once a scholar’s homage to <em>The Iliad</em> and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”<br />—Ann Patchett</p><p>“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of <em>Room</em>, referring to <em>The Song of Achilles</em>, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, <em>The Song of Achilles</em> is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, <em>The Iliad</em>. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.<br /></p>
Dragon's Teeth (The Lanny Budd Novels Book 3)
by Upton Sinclair

Language

English

Pages

662

Publication Date

January 19, 2016

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<DIV><B>Pulitzer Prize Winner: An American in Germany fights against the rising tide of Nazi terror in this monumental saga of twentieth-century world history.</B><BR /><BR /> In the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, Lanny Budd’s financial acumen and his marriage into great wealth enable him to continue the lifestyle he has always enjoyed.  But the devastation the collapse has wrought on ordinary citizens has only strengthened Lanny’s socialist ideals—much to the chagrin of his heiress wife, Irma, a confirmed capitalist.<BR />  <BR /> In Germany to visit relatives, Lanny encounters a disturbing atmosphere of hatred and jingoism. His concern over the growing popularity of the Nazi Party escalates when he meets Adolf Hitler, the group’s fanatical leader, and the members of his inner circle. But Lanny’s gravest fear is the threat a national socialist government poses to the German Jewish family of Hansi, the musician husband of Lanny’s sister, Bess—a threat that will impel the international art dealer to risk his wealth, his future, even his life in a courageous attempt to rescue his loved ones from a terrible fate.<BR />  <BR /> Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, <I>Dragon’s Teeth </I>brilliantly captures the nightmarish march toward the Second World War. An astonishing mix of history, adventure, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair’s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller.</DIV>

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