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  • Details about Tell the Wolves I'm Home

    Tell the Wolves I'm Home

    Carol Rifka Brunt

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal * O: The Oprah Magazine * BookPage * Kirkus Reviews * Booklist * School Library Journal   In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them.   NATIONAL BESTSELLER * NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN * WINNER OF……more

  • Details about My Absolute Darling

    My Absolute Darling

    Gabriel Tallent

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Impossible to put down." -- NPR "A novel that readers will gulp down, gasping." -- The Washington Post "The word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one." --Stephen King A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks,……more

  • Details about Setting Free the Kites

    Setting Free the Kites

    Alex George

    From the author of the "lyrical and compelling" ( USA Today ) novel A Good American comes a powerful story of two friends and the unintended consequences of friendship, loss, and hope. For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. Nathan is confident, fearless, impetuous--and fascinated by kites and flying. Robert and Nathan's budding friendship is forged in the cru……more

  • Details about The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen

    Kelly Fremon

    High school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.…more

  • Details about The Burning Girl

    The Burning Girl

    Claire Messud

    Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship, and straddles, expertly, chil……more

  • Details about Stephen Florida

    Stephen Florida

    Gabe Habash

    "In Stephen Florida , Gabe Habash has created a coming-of-age story with its own, often explosive, rhythm and velocity. Habash has a canny sense of how young men speak and behave, and in Stephen, he's created a singular character: funny, ambitious, affecting, but also deeply troubled, vulnerable, and compellingly strange. This is a shape-shifter of a book, both a dark ode to the mysteries and landscapes of the American West and a complex and convincing character study." --Hanya Yanagihara, autho……more

  • Details about The Namesake

    The Namesake

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical praise for its grace, acuity, and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to America. In The N……more

  • Details about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    Junot Diaz

    Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuk#65533; -- the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his f……more