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Details about The night circus : a novel

The night circus : a novel

by Erin Morgenstern.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is calledLe Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway - a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors……more

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Elizabeth I

Margaret George

New York Times bestselling author Margaret George captures history's most enthralling queen-as she confronts rivals to her throne and to her heart. One of today's premier historical novelists, Margaret George dazzles here as she tackles her most difficult subject yet: the legendary Elizabeth Tudor, queen of enigma-the Virgin Queen who had many suitors, the victor of the Armada who hated war; the gorgeously attired, jewel- bedecked woman who pinched pennies. England's greatest monarch has baffl……more

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Matterhorn

by Karl Marlantes.

Intense, powerful, and compelling,Matterhornis an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’sThe Naked and the Deadand James Jones’sThe Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and m……more

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Beastly

Alex Flinn.

Love is never ugly. Now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer. I am a beast. A beast! Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll,stay this way forever--ruined--unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a be……more

Details about The Shadow Land

The Shadow Land

Elizabeth Kostova

From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept……more

Details about The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War

The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War

Jeff Shaara

June 1950. The North Korean army invades South Korea, intent on uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops, and together they drive the North Koreans back to their border with China. But several hundred thousand Chinese troops have entered Korea, laying massive traps for the Allies. In November 1950, the Chinese spring those traps. Allied forces, already battling stunningly cold weather, find themselves……more

Details about Close Enough to Touch

Close Enough to Touch

Colleen Oakley

A March 2017 Indie Next Pick From the author of Before I Go comes an evocative, poignant, and heartrending exploration of the power and possibilities of the human heart, perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jojo Moyes and Jodi Picoult. Love has no boundaries... Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she's allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is forced to face ……more

Details about Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor

A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around -- and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity pr……more

Details about Some Kind of Happiness

Some Kind of Happiness

Claire Legrand

Reality and fantasy collide in this heartfelt and mysterious novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Bridge to Terabithia , about a girl who must save a magical make-believe world in order to save herself. Things Finley Hart doesn't want to talk about: -Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they're not.) -Being sent to her grandparents' house for the summer. -Never having met said grandparents. -Her blue days--when life feels overwhelming, and it's hard to keep her head up. ……more

Details about The Chilbury Ladies' Choir: A Novel (sound recording)

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir: A Novel (sound recording)

Jennifer Ryan

-Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close the choir? And precisely when we need it most - As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead -carry on singing.- Resurrecting themselves as -The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, - the women of this small village soon use the……more

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The Bear and the Nightingale

Katherine Arden

NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted , Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus , and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire wit……more

Details about The uncommon reader

The uncommon reader

Alan Bennett.

From the author of The History Boys and The Clothes They Stood Up In A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen's transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History B……more

Details about Nutrition Stripped: 100 Whole Foods-Based Recipes to Nourish Your Body, Made Deliciously Simple

Nutrition Stripped: 100 Whole Foods-Based Recipes to Nourish Your Body, Made Deliciously Simple

McKel Hill

Discover just how deliciously simple whole foods cooking can be with this essential cookbook, based on the popular Nutrition Stripped blog, featuring more than 100 exciting and good-for-you recipes and color photography throughout. Search the web and you'll find a variety of recipes from "health food" bloggers and "nutritionists." Yet many of these recipes often follow trends or fad diets. Now, McKel Hill, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and wellness coach, takes you back to bare basics to ……more