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The Nightingale
A Novel
by Kristin Hannah (Apr 25, 2017)
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In love we find out who we want to be.In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that f...
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens (Aug 14, 2018)
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A novel about a young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open.For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found ...
Educated
A Memoir
by Tara Westover (Feb 20, 2018)
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Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's ...
Lover Awakened
by J.R. Ward (Sep 05, 2006)
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In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still b...
A Clash of Kings
A Song of Ice and Fire
by George R. R. Martin (Mar 06, 2012)
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO....
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini (Nov 25, 2008)
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After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today.Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved c...
Darkdawn
Book Three of the Nevernight Chronicle
by Jay Kristoff (Sep 03, 2019)
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The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic.Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercuri...
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
A Novel
by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Jun 13, 2017)
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Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her prof...
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All the Light We Cannot See
A Novel
by Anthony Doerr (Apr 04, 2017)
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller listFrom the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths ...
Reflected in You
by Sylvia Day (Oct 23, 2012)
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Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine.My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was t...
Big Little Lies
by Liane Moriarty (Jul 29, 2014)
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From the author of Truly Madly Guilty and The Husband s Secret comes a novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.A murder...A tragic accident...Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everythi...
Me Before You
A Novel (Me Before You Trilogy)
by Jojo Moyes (Dec 31, 2012)
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me.They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who ha...
Found in You
by Laurelin Paige (Sep 28, 2013)
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Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the kind that makes her obsessive and stalker-crazy. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she’s determined to break down the remaining walls between them so they can build a foundation that’s based on more than just amazing sex. Except Hudson’s not the only one with secrets. With t...
The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson (Nov 22, 2011)
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Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.  Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve...
Vicious
by V. E. Schwab (May 29, 2018)
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A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers.Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing...
Bared to You
by Sylvia Day (Feb 04, 2014)
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon...Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness. He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything o...
Halfway to the Grave
Halfway to the Grave Halfway to the Grave Bk. 1(Paperback) - 2010 Edition
by Jeaniene Frost (Jan 01, 2010)
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Flirting With The Grave…Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father – the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership.In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agre...
Taken for Granted
How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans That Liberalism Failed
by Gianno Caldwell (Nov 12, 2019)
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A deeply personal book from Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell about how the status quo of American politics, culture, and self-identity has failed those who need it most.Gianno Caldwell, raised by his grandmother on the south side of Chicago, saw firsthand how lawmakers have failed African American voters on issues like poverty, welfare, a...
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The Hating Game
A Novel
by Sally Thorne (Aug 09, 2016)
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Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture!USA Today Bestseller!Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love. ...
Fixed On You
by Laurelin Paige (Jun 24, 2013)
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Fixed on You is the first book in a trilogy but ends without a cliffhanger. Due to mature material, it is recommended for ages 17+.Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither's past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out --move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her ob...
Fixed on You
by Laurelin Paige (Jun 24, 2013)
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From New York Times Bestselling author, Laurelin Paige, Fixed on You is a USA Today Bestseller and Book One in the Trilogy that PEOPLE Magazine named in their Top Ten Reader Favorites of 2014.Fixed on You is the first book in a trilogy but ends without a cliffhanger. Due to mature material, it is recommended for ages 17+.Stalking and restraining or...
One Night
Promised (The One Night Trilogy (1))
by Jodi Ellen Malpas (Aug 05, 2014)
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Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He's heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she's almost too distracted to take his order. When he walks out the door, she thinks she'll never see him again. Then she finds the note he left on his napkin . . . signed M.All he wants is one night to worship her. No feeli...
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson (Sep 16, 2008)
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A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.It's about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden...and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.It's about Mikael Blomkvist, a crus...
Omega
by Jasinda Wilder (Aug 04, 2015)
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When you make an enemy of a man like Vitaly Karahalios, there is nowhere on earth you can go to escape his wrath. He'll find you. He found me, he found Roth. He found Layla. He found us, and now the unthinkable has happened. Someone I love has been kidnapped. Again. This isn't a fairy tale. Not everyone will get a happily ever after. Sometimes we c...
Three Dirty Secrets
by Nikki Sloane (Jan 09, 2016)
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No man can own me. I negotiate sex for money at an illicit blindfold club, but my body is not for sale. I don’t submit and I don’t surrender.Until I meet him. This beautiful artist’s tattoo now covers the scar of the worst mistake of my life. Being with him could expose everything I’ve been hiding, and although there’s so much at stake, I can’t sto...
Ninth House
by Leigh Bardugo (Oct 20, 2020)
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite.Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer ...
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Deep Water Blues
by Fred Waitzkin (May 28, 2019)
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Inspired by a true story, artfully told by the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer A Bahamian island becomes a battleground for a savage private war. Charismatic expat Bobby Little built his own funky version of paradise on the remote island of Rum Cay, a place where ambitious sport fishermen docked their yachts for fine French cuisine and crowd...
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Three Hard Lessons
by Nikki Sloane (Mar 12, 2015)
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I am the woman men pay thousands of dollars to sleep with. I do what I love and what I'm so very good at.Then he walks in and drops $30,000. He wants to talk. And kiss. And take me home.In a single night, this man turns everything upside-down and has me breaking every rule I've lived by to keep men at a distance. I'm about to learn some lessons the...
Darkfever
by Karen Marie Moning (Aug 28, 2007)
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"My name is MacKayla, Mac for short. I'm a sidhe-seer, one who sees the Fae, a fact I accepted only recently and very reluctantly.My philosophy is pretty simple - any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book. I haven't had many good days lately. Not since the walls between Man and Fae came down. But then, there's not a sidhe-seer ali...
The Game Plan
by R.L. Mathewson (Dec 27, 2014)
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Spend the next 40 years in prison or break her lease early? Normally she’d be able to say that this one was a no-brainer, but things have definitely changed since she was forced to move in across the hall from Danny Bradford. A lot of things…… She wanted to get through one day, just ONE day without Danny Bradford doing something to test the limits ...
My Sister's Keeper
A Novel (Wsp Readers Club)
by Jodi Picoult (Feb 01, 2005)
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Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate—a life and a role that s...
Wallbanger
by Alice Clayton (Aug 13, 2013)
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The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she's gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor's nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy's athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night aft...
Room
by Emma Donoghue (May 18, 2011)
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To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world....Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience—and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they l...
The Rosie Project
A Novel
by Graeme Simsion (Jun 03, 2014)
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An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelo...
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Beautiful Bastard
by Christina Lauren (Apr 14, 2015)
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7 hours, 34 minutesAn ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Beautiful Bastard, the first novel in the bestselling Beautiful Bastard series, is now available from Encore for a great value!Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting,...
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin (Dec 02, 2014)
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As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love.We are not quite novels.We are not quite short stories.In the end, we are collected works.A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has d...
Risking It All
by Tessa Bailey (Jan 27, 2015)
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She's gone rogue. Seraphina Newsom isn't looking for vengeance...she wants justice. Three years ago, Sera's brother was ruthlessly gunned down by one of Brooklyn's most dangerous mob kingpins. The investigation has stalled out, deemed "too dangerous" by the police commissioner. So to track down the evidence she needs to take down her brother's kill...
Dirtiest Secret
by J. Kenner (Apr 19, 2016)
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It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart....
Dead Until Dark
by Charlaine Harris (May 01, 2001)
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Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out....Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn't such a bright idea....
Madame X
by Jasinda Wilder (Oct 06, 2015)
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Madame X invites you to test the limits of control in this provocative new novel from New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder.My name is Madame X.I’m the best at what I do.And you’d do well to follow my rules...Hired to transform the uncultured, inept sons of the wealthy and powerful into decisive, confident men, Madame X is a master of th...
Attachments
A Novel
by Rainbow Rowell (Mar 27, 2012)
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"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you..."Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discu...
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
A Novel
by Maria Semple (Apr 02, 2013)
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Bernadette Fox has vanished.When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle life she never wanted, Ms. Fox is on the brink of a meltdown. And after a school fundrais...
Angels & Demons
A Novel (Robert Langdon)
by Dan Brown (May 23, 2006)
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World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization -- the Illuminati. In a desperate race to save the Vatican ...
The Kiss Quotient
by Helen Hoang (Jun 05, 2018)
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A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way l...
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday inte...
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Fifty Shades Darker
by E L James (Apr 17, 2012)
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Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot re...
Fifty Shades Freed
Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey Series) (English Edition)
by E L James (Apr 17, 2012)
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When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.N...
Young Jane Young
A Novel
by Gabrielle Zevin (May 01, 2018)
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This is the story of five women . . . Meet Rachel Grossman.She’ll stop at nothing to protect her daughter, Aviva, even if it ends up costing her everything. Meet Jane Young.She’s disrupting a quiet life with her daughter, Ruby, to seek political office for the first time. Meet Ruby Young.She thinks her mom has a secret. She’s right. Meet Embeth Lev...
Alpha
by Jasinda Wilder (Apr 29, 2014)
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The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just ...
Comfort Object
by Annabel Joseph (Oct 28, 2011)
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Nell, an out-of-work professional submissive, is desperate to find a job when she meets handsome film star Jeremy Gray at the restaurant where she works. He says he needs a personal assistant, but the work contract he shows her details not organizational duties, but sexual ones. Jobless and homeless, Nell agrees to work for him anyway, on the promi...
Memoirs and Misinformation
A novel
by Jim Carrey (Jul 07, 2020)
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Categories: FictionAdult
"None of this is real and all of it is true." --Jim CarreyMeet Jim Carrey. Sure, he's an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege--but he's also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even . . . getting fat? He's tried diets, gurus, and cuddling with his military-grade Israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift th...
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Fifty Shades of Grey
Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey Series)
by E L James (Apr 03, 2012)
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When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, w...
Landline
A Novel
by Rainbow Rowell (Jul 07, 2015)
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Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.Maybe that was always beside the point.Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she c...
Wicked
The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
by Gregory Maguire (Sep 25, 2007)
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When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never l...
The Birthday Girl
A Novel
by Melissa de la Cruz (Aug 06, 2019)
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Alex & Eliza comes a return to adult fiction, centered around a mysterious woman's birthday celebration—and what it reveals about her past. Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs. At forty, it appears Ellie has ever...