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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.
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.
The Cabin at the End of the World
The Cabin at the End of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062679104
The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door. Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world." Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.