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The School on Heart's Content Road
The School on Heart's Content Road
Paperback      ISBN: 0802144152
Mickey Gammon, a fifteen-year-old dropout kicked out of his Maine home by his half-brother, is introduced to the secretive world of the Settlement, a rural cooperative run by The Prophet, where he encounters another deserted child, six-year-old Jane, as well as the mounting unrest that leads to disaster. Reprint.
The Stones of Summer
The Stones of Summer
Paperback      ISBN: 1585675172
Originally published to glowing reviews in 1972, Dow Mossman's extraordinary debut is a sweeping coming-of-age tale that developed a passionate cult following. It recently inspired the award-winning documentary film Stone Reader, described by Peter Rainer of New York magazine as “a marvelous literary thriller that gets at the way books can stay with people forever.Â
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
Paperback      ISBN: 0446310786
The explosion of racial hate in an Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Paperback      ISBN: 0061374237
A best-selling selection in Oprah's Book Club celebrates the ancient alliance between humans and dogs and follows the coming-of-age of speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.
Mina
Mina
Paperback      ISBN: 1931883742
Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubger Dinghy in a Big Ocean
Shark Drunk
The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubger Dinghy in a Big Ocean
Paperback      ISBN: 1101972939
ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The Lofoten islands in Norway are as isolated and forbidding as they are majestic. In this true story, two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, set out onto the icy waters surrounding the islands. Their quest: to pursue the infamous Greenland shark—a massive creature that can grow to twenty-six feet in length and more than a ton in weight—from a tiny rubber boat. But the shark is not known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Together, the two men tackle existential questions, survive the world’s most powerful maelstrom, and, yes, get drunk, as they attempt to understand the ocean from every possible angle, drawing on poetry, science, history, ecology, mythology, and their own, sometimes intoxicated, observations.
Six of Crows
Six of Crows
Paperback      ISBN: 125007696x
Six dangerous outcasts must learn to work together after they are offered an impossible heist that can save the world from destruction.
Sourdough: Or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market
Sourdough
Or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market
Paperback      ISBN: 1250192757
From Robin Sloan, the New York Times bestselling author of Mr.Penumbra
Never Anyone but You
Never Anyone but You
Hardcover      ISBN: 1590519132
Fictionalizes the true story of a love affair between two extraordinary women and recreates the surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of the two world wars. Original.
The Collector's Apprentice
The Collector's Apprentice
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616203587
Abandoned in 1922 Paris when she is wrongly accused of theft, 19-year-old Paulien changes her identity and is swept up in the expatriate art world of Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse while working to recover her father's stolen collection. By the author of The Art Forger.