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CIRCE
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, <i>The New York Times</i>).</b><br />In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.<br />Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts, and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians.<br />To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.<br /><b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller -- named one of the best books of the year by NPR, the <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>People</i>, <i>Time</i>, Amazon, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, Bustle, <i>Newsweek</i>, the <i>A.V. Club</i>, <i>Christian Science Monitor</i>, Refinery 29, BuzzFeed, <i>Paste</i>, Audible, <i>Kirkus</i>, <i>Publishers Weekly</i>, Thrillist, NYPL, <i>Self</i>, <i>Real Simple</i>, Goodreads, <i>Boston Globe</i>, Electric Literature, BookPage, the <i>Guardian</i>, Book Riot, <i>Seattle Times</i>, and <i>Business Insider</i></b>
Dune
by Frank Herbert

Language

English

Pages

892

Publication Date

August 26, 2003

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<b>Frank Herbert鈥檚 classic masterpiece鈥攁 triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.<br /><br /><b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by聽Denis聽Villeneuve, starring Timoth茅e Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsg<b>氓</b>rd, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Charlotte Rampling.</b></b><br /><br />Set on the desert planet Arrakis, <i>Dune</i> is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the 鈥渟pice鈥?melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....<br /><br />When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul鈥檚 family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad鈥橠ib, he will bring to fruition humankind鈥檚 most ancient and unattainable dream.聽<br /><br />A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, <i>Dune</i> won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<p><strong>Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's <em>The Great American Read</em></strong></p><p><strong>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South鈥攁nd the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred</strong></p><p>One of the聽most cherished聽stories of all time, <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father鈥攁 crusading local lawyer鈥攔isks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.</p>
The Cider House Rules
by John Irving

Language

English

Pages

612

Publication Date

July 31, 2012

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<p>An American classic first聽published in 1985 by William Morrow and adapted into an Academy Award-winning film,聽<em>The Cider House Rules聽</em>is among John Irving's most beloved novels. Set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch鈥攕aint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.</p><p>鈥淎 novel as good as one could hope to find from any author, anywhere, anytime. Engrossing, moving, thoroughly satisfying.鈥?鈥擩oseph Heller, author of <em>Catch-22</em></p>
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
by Betty Smith

Language

English

Pages

528

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p><strong></strong></p><p><strong>A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</strong></p><p><strong>The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century. </strong></p><p>From the moment she entered the world, Francie Nolan needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family鈥檚 erratic and eccentric behavior鈥攕uch as her father Johnny鈥檚 taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy鈥檚 habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce鈥攏o one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans鈥?life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans鈥?daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of <em>A Tree Grows in Brooklyn</em>, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from 鈥渏unk day鈥?on Saturdays, when the children of Francie鈥檚 neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences鈥攁 truly remarkable achievement for any writer.</p>
The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition (Ace Science ...
by Ursula K. Le Guin

Language

English

Pages

307

Publication Date

July 01, 2000

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<b>50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION鈥擶ITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MITCHELL AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY CHARLIE JANE ANDERS<br /><br />Ursula K. Le Guin鈥檚 groundbreaking work of science fiction鈥攚inner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.<br /><br /></b>A lone human ambassador is sent to the icebound planet of Winter, a world without sexual prejudice, where the inhabitants鈥?gender is fluid. His goal is to facilitate Winter鈥檚 inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the strange, intriguing聽culture he encounters...<br /><br />Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, <i>The Left Hand of Darkness</i> stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

Language

English

Pages

116

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (<i>The New Yorker</i>) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books.<br /></b><br /><br /><i>"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."</i><br /><br />The hero-narrator of <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.<br />
The Song of Achilles: A Novel
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

389

Publication Date

March 06, 2012

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<p>鈥淎t once a scholar鈥檚 homage to <em>The Iliad</em> and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist鈥?A book I could not put down.鈥?lt;br />鈥擜nn Patchett</p><p>鈥淢ary Renault lives again!鈥?declares Emma Donoghue, author of <em>Room</em>, referring to <em>The Song of Achilles</em>, Madeline Miller鈥檚 thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, <em>The Song of Achilles</em> is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer鈥檚 enduring masterwork, <em>The Iliad</em>. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller鈥檚 monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction鈥檚 brightest lights鈥攁nd fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough鈥檚 Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.<br /></p>
Give Me Another Chance (The Raven Brothers Book 3)
by Katy Kaylee

Language

English

Pages

299

Publication Date

January 11, 2020

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<p>I never forgot you, and the way you made me feel that first time.</p><p>I never forgot you, even when you left me six years ago without saying goodbye.</p><p>You were my brother鈥檚 best friend, and I was in love鈥?lt;/p><p>I never expected to see you again, but here we are鈥?lt;/p><p>I never thought our relationship had a second chance,</p><p>And here we are鈥?lt;/p><p><br /></p><p>Ash Raven 鈥?I loved you yesterday, I love you today, and I will love you forever.</p><p>Would you be willing to give our love another chance after all this!</p><p><br /></p><ul><li><em>Beth McAdams, mother of your daughter, the miracle we created six years ago, and I kept it a secret from you. </em></li></ul><p><em>聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽OMG鈥?Does that make me a terrible person? </em></p><p><br /></p><p><em>Give Me Another Chance</em>聽is a full length, standalone romance with lots of heart, heat, angst, emotion and a drool worthy HEA. It is also Book Three in the Raven Brothers Series, that features four brothers.聽<em>Give Me Another Chance</em>聽is Ash鈥檚 Story.</p>
CEO's Secret Baby: A Single Dad & Nanny Romance
by Natasha L. Black

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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Customer Reviews
<b>My hottest crush.<br />A single dad.<br />Wonderful father.</b><br /><br />William is wildly successful聽and as聽aloof as they come.<br />Him and his son are my favorite regulars at my diner.<br />And聽seeing the devoted dad shower his聽son聽with love聽makes me hot in ways I've never imagined. <br /><br />He聽desperately聽needs聽a聽nanny.聽<br />And I'm the lucky girl.<br /><br />But... it聽turns聽out Im in love with him.<br />And聽even聽worse...<br />I'm pregnant聽with聽his聽baby.<br />And聽thats how his evil ex trapped him.<br /><br /><b>How will he react when he finds out?<br />Will聽my聽baby聽grow聽up聽without聽a聽daddy?<br />Or have I finally found my CEO prince charming?</b>

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