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Where the World Ends by McCaughrean, Geraldine, author. Where the World Ends

"McCaughrean takes the bones of a real event, wraps it in immersive, imaginative detail and thoroughly real emotion, and creates an unforgettable tale of human survival. A masterpiece." - Kirkus Reviews Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal! New from Michael L. Printz Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean comes an extraordinary story of eight boys stranded on a rock in the middle of the sea, left to fight for their survival. Every time a lad went fowling on the stacs, he came home less of a boy and mo

Jan 20, 2020
Westwind by Rankin, Ian, author. Westwind

Out of print for nearly 30 years, this masterpiece of cat-and-mouse espionage suspense from the "genius" bestseller Ian Rankin is as timely and urgent as ever (Lee Child, bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series) In Europe, the Americans are pulling out their troops in a tide of isolationism. Britain, torn between loyalties to America and the continent, is caught in the middle. In America, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew on-board: A British citizen named

Jan 20, 2020
Twisted Twenty-Six by Evanovich, Janet, author. Twisted Twenty-Six

This isn't just another case. This is family. How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this latest adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again - this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after say

Jan 20, 2020
Trust Exercise by Choi, Susan, author. Trust Exercise

Trust Exercise is Pulitzer finalist Susan Choi's multi-part, narrative-upending novel, in which "the long reverberations of adolescent experience, the complexities of consent and coercion, and the inherent unreliability of narratives . . . are timeless and resonant." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble, ambitiously pursuing music, movement, Shakespeare,

Jan 20, 2020
This Is Going to Hurt by Kay, Adam, author. This Is Going to Hurt

Bestselling author Adam Kay tells us the hilarious -- and sometimes horrifying -- truth about life and work in a hospital. Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships. Welcome to the life of a first-year doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former medical resident Ad

Jan 20, 2020
The Testaments by Atwood, Margaret, author. The Testaments

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic-and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different w

Jan 20, 2020
Sword of Kings by Cornwell, Bernard, author. Sword of Kings

The twelfth installment of Bernard Cornwells bestselling Saxon Tales series, chronicling the epic story of the making of England, like Game of Thrones, but real (The Observer, London) the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit Netflix series.

Jan 20, 2020
The Story of My Life by Keller, Helen, author. The Story of My Life

Helen Kellers triumph over blindness and deafness has become one of the most inspiring stories of our time. Popularized through plays and movies, it is an unparalleled chronicle of courage and a timeless testament to human strength. With sincerity and eloquence, Keller reveals her frustrations and rage, and takes the reader on the unforgettable journey of her education and journey to understanding.

Jan 20, 2020
Spy by Steel, Danielle, author. Spy

A young woman is caught up in a dangerous double life on behalf of her country during World War II in Danielle Steel's thrilling new novel. At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path. By 1939, E

Jan 20, 2020
Sense and Sensibility by Austen, Jane, author. Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor's reason nor Marianne's passion can lead them to perfect happiness---as Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal and Elinor becomes attached to

Jan 20, 2020
The Rise of Magicks by Roberts, Nora, author. The Rise of Magicks

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Year One and Of Blood and Bone concludes her stunning new trilogy praised as "A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King's The Stand." After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked

Jan 20, 2020
The Queen of Nothing by Black, Holly, author. The Queen of Nothing

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy. He will be the destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power. Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan's betrayal.

Jan 20, 2020
The Playground by Shemilt, Jane, author. The Playground

BIG LITTLE LIES meets LORD OF THE FLIES in this electrifyingly twisty follow-up to the breakout debut THE DAUGHTER.

Jan 20, 2020
Pale Fire by Nabokov, Vladimir, author. Pale Fire

In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Charles Kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry, one-upmanship, and political intrigue. "This centaur work, half poem, half proseis a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth. Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the fact that it is one of the g

Jan 20, 2020
The Only Plane in the Sky by Graff, Garrett M., author. The Only Plane in the Sky

Audio bonus! The audio edition includes an exclusive interview with Garrett Graff and Holter Graham as well as archival audio from United States Presidential addresses, In-Flight Communications, and Air Traffic Control. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "This is history at its most immediate and movingA marvelous and memorable book." -Jon Meacham "RemarkableA priceless civic giftOn page after page, a reader will encounter words that startle, or make him angry, or heartbroken." -The Wall Street Journal

Jan 20, 2020
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Kesey, Ken, author. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

McMurphy is a lusty, profane, life-loving fighter who rallies the other mental-hospital patients by challenging the dictatorship of Big Nurse. What starts as sport soon becomes a grim struggle for the minds and hearts of the men.

Jan 20, 2020
The Old Success by Grimes, Martha, author. The Old Success

When the body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, the divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police, is called in. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist when the only visible footprints nearby belong to the two little girls who found her? While Macalvie stands stumped in the Scilly Islands, inspector Richard Jurytwenty miles away on Lands End?is at the Old Success pub, sharing a drink with the legendary former CID detective Tom Brownell

Jan 20, 2020
Nothing More Dangerous by Eskens, Allen, author. Nothing More Dangerous

A coming-of-age novel in the tradition of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: In a small town where loyalty to family and to "your people" carries the weight of a sacred oath, defying those unspoken rules can be a deadly proposition. After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. The new kid at St. Igna

Jan 20, 2020
The Night Country by Albert, Melissa, author. The Night Country

"Its a magnificent creation|laden with wonder and fear impossible to turn away from|that will satisfy fans and grow with readers over time. Literal goose bumps."- Booklist|Starred Review The highly anticipated sequel to Melissa Alberts beloved|New York Times bestselling debut The Hazel Wood! In The Night Country|Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing|mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning|and t

Jan 20, 2020
The Name of the Rose by Eco, Umberto, author. The Name of the Rose

The international bestseller! A masterful gothic thriller set against the turbulence of medieval Italy. The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology

Jan 20, 2020