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Details about Scythe

Scythe

Neal Shusterman

Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life--and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe--a role that neith……more

Details about The Queen of the Tearling

The Queen of the Tearling

Erika Johansen

An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut--the first novel in a trilogy. Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom's ……more

Details about Lab Girl

Lab Girl

Hope Jahren

National Bestseller Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography A New York Times Notable Book Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post , TIME.com, NPR, Slate , Entertainment Weekly , Newsday , Minneapolis Star Tribune, Kirkus Reviews Geobiologist Hope Jah……more

Details about Elizabeth I

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

Details about Dead Letters: A Novel

Dead Letters: A Novel

Caite Dolan-Leach

A missing woman leads her twin sister on a twisted scavenger hunt in this clever debut novel that will keep you guessing until the end--for readers of Gone Girl and The Girl Before . "Ahoy, Ava! Welcome home, my sweet jet-setting twin! So glad you were able to wrest yourself away from your dazzling life in the City of Light; I hope my 'death' hasn't interrupted anything too crucial." Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial si……more

Details about Cut the Clutter

Cut the Clutter

Cynthia Ewer

A guide to conquering clutter and cleaning your home from one of America's leading housekeeping experts. Drowning in clutter, but don't know where to begin? Feeling overwhelmed by a home that is out of control? It's time to take back your space, and Cut the Clutter can help. From how to combat and stay on top of the clutter tide to the most effective tools and methods for cleaning, expert Cynthia Townley Ewer guides you through solving the many obstacles of running an orderly home. Step-by-ste……more

Details about Book Scavenger

Book Scavenger

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

A New York Times -Bestseller! For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he ……more

Details about Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna

Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna

Maia Chance

"Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax knows how to win over an audience. That's why she's accepted the marriage proposal of the brutish Comte de Griffe to nettle her occasional investigative partner-and romantic sparring partner-the pompous if dashing Professor Penrose.a But with his boorish table manners, wild mane of hair, and habit of prowling away the wee hours, the comte has shredded Ophelia's last nerve. She intends to disengage from her feral fiancU at his winter hunting party-until Penrose,……more

Details about The age of miracles : a novel

The age of miracles : a novel

Karen Thompson Walker.

With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world. "It still amazes me how little we really knew.... Maybe everything that happened to me and my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt i……more

Details about Zoology for Kids: Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities

Zoology for Kids: Understanding and Working with Animals, with 21 Activities

Josh Hestermann; Bethanie Hestermann; Kratt Brothers Staff (Foreword by)

An interactive introduction to working with animals nbsp; Zoology for Kids invites the next generation of zoologists to discover the animal kingdom through clear, entertaining information and anecdotes, lush color photos, hands-on activities, and peer-reviewed research. Young minds are introduced to zoology as a science by discussing animals' forms, functions, and behaviors as well as the history behind zoos and aquariums. Related activities include baking edible animal cells, playing a dolphin-……more

Details about Moonlight mile

Moonlight mile

Dennis Lehane.

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane delivers an explosive tale of integrity and vengeance-heralding the long-awaited return of private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Amanda McCready was four years old when she vanished from a Boston neighborhood twelve years ago. Desperate pleas for help from the child's aunt led investigators Kenzie and Gennaro to take on the case. The pair risked everything to find the young girl-only to orchestrate her return to a neglec……more

Details about Saving Lucas Biggs

Saving Lucas Biggs

Marisa de los Santos; David Teague

Perfect for fans of Margaret Peterson Haddix, When You Reach Me, and Savvy, this charming time-travel story from husband-and-wife team Marisa de los Santos and David Teague follows one girl's race to change the past in order to save her father's future. Thirteen-year-old Margaret knows her father is innocent, but that doesn't stop the cruel Judge Biggs from sentencing him to death. Margaret is determined to save her dad, even if it means using her family's secret--and forbidden--ability to time……more

Details about News of the World: A Novel

News of the World: A Novel

Paulette Jiles

National Book Award Finalist--Fiction It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and s……more

Details about Modern Lovers

Modern Lovers

Emma Straub

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Vacationers," a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college their own kids now going to college and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in.Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like havin……more

Details about Heartless

Heartless

Marissa Meyer

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland--the infamous Queen of Hearts--she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the y……more