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  • Details about The book thief (videorecording)

    The book thief (videorecording)

    Based upon the best-selling novel. The profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple, her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max, a Jew hiding in the family's home,…more

  • Details about The murder of Roger Ackroyd

    The murder of Roger Ackroyd

    Agatha Christie.

    This novel, written in 1927, is considered the best and most successful of the early mysteries. It met with no small outrage when it appeared, as it uses a plot device many readers thought "unfair." There is a full complement of characters populating the cozy English village of King's Abbot: Major Blunt, Colonel Carter, Miss Gannett, the butler, the housekeeper, the narrator, Dr. Sheppard, and his know-it-all sister (the precursor of Miss Marple, according to Christie), and, of course, the redou……more

  • Details about The Rosie Project

    The Rosie Project

    Graeme Simsion.

    The art of love is never a science. Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who's decided it's time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while……more

  • Details about Dog on it : a Chet and Bernie mystery

    Dog on it : a Chet and Bernie mystery

    Spencer Quinn.

    In this irresistible new detective series featuring a canine narrator, Quinn speaks two languages--suspense and dog--fluently. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, and in a few places terrifying . . . [a] one-of-a-kind novel (Stephen King).…more

  • Details about Turn of mind

    Turn of mind

    Alice LaPlante.

    A stunning first novel, both literary and thriller, about a retired orthopedic surgeon with dementia, Turn of Mind has already received worldwide attention. With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity, Alice LaPlante brings us deep into a brilliant woman's deteriorating mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curse. As the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White's best friend, Amanda, who lived down the block, has been killed, and four fingers surgically re……more

  • Details about Afterwards : a novel

    Afterwards : a novel

    Rosamund Lupton.

    From the author of the acclaimed bestseller "Sister" comes a gripping, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child when a school catches on fire.…more

  • Details about Genesis

    Genesis

    Bernard Beckett.

    A stunning debut novel that's as rich in ideas as it is in suspense, destined to become a modern classic of post-apocalyptic literature Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she'll be admitted into the Academy--the elite governing institution of her utopian society. But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she's been taught isn't the whole story. And the Academy isn't what she believes it to be. In this bril……more

  • Details about Wish you were here ;Rest in pieces ;Murder at Monticello

    Wish you were here ;Rest in pieces ;Murder at Monticello

    Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown ; illustrations by Wendy Wray

    Rita Mae Brown and her inseparable co-author, that fabulous feline Sneaky Pie Brown, are together again in this triple-threat collection of mystery and manners, southern-style. In fact, the first three novels in the Browns' Mrs. Murphy bestselling mystery series are reprinted here in their entirety. Whether you are already familiar with the detective work of postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her tiger cat Mrs. Murphy or are new to the team, you are sure to be intrigued by their uniqu……more

  • Details about The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

    The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

    Mark Haddon.

    Narrated by a 15-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions.…more

  • Details about A dog's purpose : [a novel for humans]

    A dog's purpose : [a novel for humans]

    W. Bruce Cameron.

    This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan. During their countless ad……more