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Chasing Bunny
by , Sam Crescent

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English

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Publication Date

April 20, 2019

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It shouldn’t have been as complicated as it was.<br /><br />Stay away from his employee, the one woman he wanted more than anything else.<br /><br />Bunny.<br /><br />But Brice had wanted Bunny for the past two years. He’d watched her … craved her. And despite the fact he was used to getting what he wanted, the one thing he desired but couldn’t have was her.<br /><br />But two years was a long time to wait for the one thing you desperately needed in life. And Brice was done waiting.<br />He was ready to finally make Bunny his, even if that meant chasing her until she realized they belonged together.<br />
Tuf Voyaging: A Novel
by George R. R. Martin

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English

Pages

445

Publication Date

January 29, 2013

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<b>Long before <i>A Game of Thrones</i> became an international phenomenon<i>,</i> #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author George R. R. Martin had taken his loyal readers across the cosmos. Now back in print after almost ten years, <i>Tuf Voyaging</i> is the story of quirky and endearing Haviland Tuf, an unlikely hero just trying to do right by the galaxy, one planet at a time.</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader who likes cats. So how is it that, in competition with the worst villains the universe has to offer, he’s become the proud owner of a seedship, the last remnant of Earth’s legendary Ecological Engineering Corps? Never mind; just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in human space is in good hands—hands which now have the godlike ability to control the genetic material of thousands of outlandish creatures.<br />  <br /> Armed with this unique equipment, Tuf is set to tackle the problems that human settlers have created in colonizing far-flung worlds: hosts of hostile monsters, a population hooked on procreation, a dictator who unleashes plagues to get his own way . . . and in every case, the only thing that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tuf’s ingenuity—and his reputation as a man of integrity in a universe of rogues.<br />  <br /><b>“A rich blend of adventure, humor, compassion and all the other things that make being human worthwhile.”—<i>Analog</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“A new facet of Martin’s manysided talent.”—<i>Asimov’s</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
20th Century Ghosts
by Joe Hill

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>From the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>NOS4A2</em> and <em>Horns</em> comes this award-winning collection of short fiction.</p><p>Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . . </p><p>Francis was human once, but now he's an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . . </p><p>John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .</p><p>Nolan knows but can never tell what <em>really</em> happened in the summer of '77, when his idiot savant younger brother built a vast cardboard fort with secret doors leading into other worlds. . . .</p><p><em>The past isn't dead. It isn't even past. . . .</em></p><p> </p>
Dandelion Wine (Greentown Book 1)
by Ray Bradbury

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

April 23, 2013

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<p>Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. <em>Dandelion Wine</em> stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928.</p><p>Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable <em>always</em>. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.</p><p>Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.</p>
Sweet Land Stories
by E.L. Doctorow

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

May 04, 2004

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<b>One of America’s premier writers, the bestselling author of <i>Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, The Book of Daniel, </i>and <i>World’s Fair</i> turns his astonishing narrative powers to the short story in five dazzling explorations of who we are as a people and how we live.</b><br /><br /> Ranging over the American continent from Alaska to Washington, D.C., these superb short works are crafted with all the weight and resonance of the novels for which E. L. Doctorow is famous. You will find yourself set down in a mysterious redbrick townhouse in rural Illinois (“A House on the Plains”), working things out with a baby-kidnapping couple in California (“Baby Wilson”), living on a religious-cult commune in Kansas (“Walter John Harmon”), and sharing the heartrending cross-country journey of a young woman navigating her way through three bad marriages to a kind of bruised but resolute independence (“Jolene: A Life”). And in the stunning “Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden,” you will witness a special agent of the FBI finding himself at a personal crossroads while investigating a grave breach of White House security. <br /><br /> Two of these stories have already won awards as the best fiction of the year published in American periodicals, and two have been chosen for annual best-story anthologies. <br /><br /> Composed in a variety of moods and voices, these remarkable portrayals of the American spiritual landscape show a modern master at the height of his powers.
One, Two, Buckle my Shoe: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poiro...
by Agatha Christie

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

November 23, 2004

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<p><strong>The meticulous detective Hercule Poirot suspects the worst of the death of a dentist in this classic mystery by Queen of Whodunits, Agatha Christie.</strong></p><p>Even the great detective Hercule Poirot harbored a deep and abiding fear of the dentist, so it was with some trepidation that he arrived at the celebrated Dr. Morley’s surgery for a dental examination. But what neither of them knew was that only hours later Poirot would be back to examine the dentist, found dead in his own surgery.</p><p>Turning to the other patients for answers, Poirot finds other, darker, questions.…</p>
You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories
by Curtis Sittenfeld

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<b>“Every bit as smart, sensitive, funny, and genuine as her phenomenally popular novels,”* a dazzling collection from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Prep, American Wife,</i> and <i>Eligible</i></b><br /><br /><b>“I really loved all the characters in this book. They’re so complex and interesting, and in every story, you’ll find them going through these pivotal moments in their lives.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)</b> <br /><b><br />NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>PEOPLE </i>AND <i>USA TODAY </i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The Washington Post </i>• NPR • <i>Financial Times </i>• <i>San Francisco Chronicle </i>• New York Public Library • <i>Refinery29</i></b><br /><br />A suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. A shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life.<br /><br />Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (<i>The Washington Post</i>) is showcased like never before. Throughout the ten stories in <i>You Think It, I’ll Say It,</i> Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided.<br /><br /> With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.<br /><br /><b>*<i>Booklist</i> (starred review)</b> <br /><br /><b>LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION</b><br /><br />“At once psychologically acute, deftly crafted and deeply pleasurable.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i></b><br /><br /> “Witty and buoyant . . . Each deceptively simple and breezy story is masterfully paced and crafted.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> “Perfectly paced, witty and laced with unexpected twists: Every story here sticks its landing. Whatever [Sittenfeld] writes, we’ll read it.”<b>—<i>People<br /><br /></i></b>“Razor-sharp, often hilarious . . . [Curtis Sittenfeld] is a sharp observer of human nature and human relationships. . . . A witty, breezy, zeitgeist-y collection.”<b><i>—USA Today</i></b>
Evil Under the Sun: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot seri...
by Agatha Christie

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

October 03, 2006

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<p><strong>The classic <em>Evil Under the Sun</em>, one of the most famous of Agatha Christie’s Poirot investigations, has the fastidious sleuth on the trail of the killer of a sun-bronzed beauty whose death brings some rather shocking secrets into the light.</strong></p><p>The beautiful bronzed body of Arlena Stuart lay face down on the beach. But strangely, there was no sun and Arlena was not sunbathing…she had been strangled.</p><p>Ever since Arlena’s arrival the air had been thick with sexual tension. Each of the guests had a motive to kill her, including Arlena’s new husband. But Hercule Poirot suspects that this apparent “crime of passion” conceals something much more evil.</p>
No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
by Lee Child

Language

English

Pages

455

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from Lee Child.</b><br /><br /> <i>No Middle Name</i> begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. “Small Wars” takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia—and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In “Not a Drill,” Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side—and perhaps something far more sinister. “High Heat” time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of “Second Son,” which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher’s sharp “lizard brain” becomes just as important as his muscle. In “Deep Down,” Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females—three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are “Guy Walks into a Bar,” “James Penney’s New Identity,” “Everyone Talks,” “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,” “Maybe They Have a Tradition,” and “No Room at the Motel.”<br /><br />No suitcase. No destination. No middle name. No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him. Feel bad for trouble.<br /> <b><br />Praise for <i>No Middle Name</i><br /></b> <br />“Captivating . . . classic [Lee] Child . . . This volume demonstrates what his fans already know: he’s a born storyteller and an astute observer.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b><br />  <br /> “Lee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what he’s doing—and he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted.”<b>—<i>Evening Standard</i></b>
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire)
by George R. R. Martin

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • Taking place nearly a century before the events of <i>A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms </i>compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire.</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>LOS ANGELES TIMES </i>AND <i>BUZZFEED</i></b><br /><b><i> </i></b><br />These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.<br /> <br />Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, <i>A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms</i> is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms</i></b><br /><br /> “Readers who already love Martin and his ability to bring visceral human drama out of any story will be thrilled to find this trilogy brought together and injected with extra life.”<b>—<i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br /> “The real reason to check out this collection is that it’s simply great storytelling. Martin crafts a living, breathing world in a way few authors can. . . . [Gianni’s illustrations] really bring the events of the novellas to life in beautiful fashion.”<b>—<i>Tech Times<br /><br /></i></b>“Stirring . . . As Tolkien has his <i>Silmarillion, </i>so [George R. R.] Martin has this trilogy of foundational tales. They succeed on their own, but in addition, they succeed in making fans want more.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> (starred review)</b><br /><br /> “Pure fantasy adventure, with two of the most likable protagonists George R. R. Martin has ever penned.”<b>—<i>Bustle</i></b><br /><br /> “A must-read for Martin’s legion of fans . . . a rousing prelude to [his] bestselling Song of Ice and Fire saga . . . rich in human drama and the colorful worldbuilding that distinguishes other books in the series.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>

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