At age 12, Gideon Crew witnessed the brutal murder of his father. More than 20 years later, Gideon gets his revenge. But then a mysterious witness steps forward to confront Gideon on his crime--and offer him the chance of a lifetime.
The story of two girls living eight hundred years apart: a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker. The pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
In this hilarious and poignant novel, Kate Reddy finds herself in an impossible juggling act: proving herself (again) at work, dealing with teen drama, and trying to look after increasingly frail parents as the clock keeps ticking toward her 50th birthday. Then, an old flame shows up out of the blue, and Kate finds herself facing off with everyone from Russian mobsters to a literal stallion.
This is the scarcely believable and wholly true story of Christopher Columbus' illegitimate son Hernando, who sought to equal and surpass his father's achievements by creating a universal library. His father sailed across the ocean to explore the known boundaries of the world for the glory of God, Spain and himself. His son Hernando sought instead to harness the vast powers of the new printing presses to assemble the world’s knowledge in one place, his library in Seville.
This two-volume graphic series ties in with the BBC America show Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency based on the original Douglas Adams books. It gives an extra layer of depth to an already intricate and fascinating plot. An excellent read for a fan of either the show or the book series. - Carrie
When his wife dies, Harry Crane leaves his old life behind and takes up residence in the woods behind a single mother house. She and her daughter have suffered a tragedy of their own and Harry reluctantly agrees to help the little girl in a scheme to escape his past, which just might change his life.
The book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us, based on her extensive research, to describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums.
Moving to a wealthy community after the lucrative sale of their website, Mr. And Mrs. Jha, formerly of East Delhi, struggle with cultural changes while their son, studying in America, pursues romance and wonders how his parents' new status will affect his life choices.
A struggling single mother fears that she’s losing her grip on her son, because he’s being lured down a darker path by one of his teammates, a secretly disturbed young man from an affluent family, whose excellent grades and fun-loving manner conceal his violent criminal plans.
After her grandmother’s death, Sara discovers she’s been left her run-down B&B in Alabama and tasked with renovating it and uncovers a box in the attic that reveals a mysterious side of her grandmother’s life that ultimately impacted her own destiny.
A story told from alternating perspectives traces the whirlwind romance of two women who are separated when one returns home to uncover her grandfather's story and the other heartbrokenly embarks on a Holocaust tour.
How many of our imaginations have been captured by the timeless work of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis? But the tales of Narnia and Middle Earth were born on the battlefields of World War I, and in the post-war despair their stories sparked hope. I was inspired to a new appreciation for these two incredible writers by this exploration of their lives.
A delightful coming of age story set in 1974 in Chance, Trinidad. Bright 18-year-old Vimla’s prospects are high until she’s caught holding hands at night with the village pundit's son. In this town, everyone knows everybody's business, and the residents all react differently to the chain of events this indiscretion leads to. This novel surprised me at many points and was full of humor, wit, great characters, and a subtle wisdom. - Carrie
In 1958, Elisa and her family are forced to leave their beloved Cuba as Fidel Castro takes power. Now, after the death of her grandmother, Marisol travels to Havana to find out the roots of her family's identity and unearths revolutionary secrets. With a dual story line, both set a Cuba, readers are given a glimpse into the small island nation. - Sarah L.
When one of his trading vessels returns to 18th-century London with the remarkable body of a mermaid, Jonah gains entry into high society and falls in love with a highly accomplished courtesan, with unexpected consequences.
This book offers readers a revealing and surprising look at the personal finances of others: what they spend, how they save, and even the purchases they hide from their partners and friends. With a vision of what your dream bank account balance looks like, some expert advice to help you achieve it, and the support of a community, you'll be a step closer to taking control of not just your wallet, but your life.
Offering an exploration of self-forgiveness, self-care, and eliminating mental clutter via a conversation between a philosopher and his student based on the psychological theories of Alfred Adler. Over the course of five conversation it demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. An enormous bestseller in Asia.
This book tells the story of a summer of first love, fashion, friendship, and cheeseburgurs:: Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she's competing against the girl she's kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship.
When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, Kit asks David for his help figuring out the how and why of her father's tragic car accident
High school cheerleader Jenna is slowly losing her best friend, Raejean, and the trust of her teammates after an incident at a party. Through miscommunication, misinterpretation, and retaliation the world as she knows it crumbles around her.
A cool and popular gay teen who harbors a secret, intense crush and a poetic youth who is looking for Mr. Right in spite of his troubled family weigh what they are willing to risk while working together at an organic food truck during a blistering Arizona summer.
Tina, a 16-year-old Congolese refugee living in Kenya, has been planning revenge for her mother's death for years as she’s hidden among a local gang of thieves. Just when she’s ready to take action she discovers she may not have all the facts. A gripping narrative, twisted puzzle of a mystery, and nail-biting thriller driven by a tough, smart, realistic heroine.
When student council leaders Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane fall in love, each has too much pride to admit it first, which begins their daily scheming to force the other to confess their romantic feelings.
Becoming a graduate of the Medio School for Girls means Dani will one day run a husband's household or raise his children. Both paths promise a life of comfort and luxury. Dani is the school's top student, but her pedigree is a lie. Which is especially dangerous when she is asked to spy for a resistance group fighting for equality in Medio and begins to fall for her biggest rival.
A group of teens who all attended the same elite prep school reunite a year after graduation. After a night on the town, the teens are faced with an impossible choice--only one of them can live and the decision must be unanimous.
Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the levees around New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded. The tale of the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, and courage but also of incompetence, and racism.
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.
A creature has eaten his friend. Now he's on a journey to find a new one with hilarious consequences in this bright, subversive debut picture book.
Heidi McKinnon delivers a hilariously macabre story with colorful illustrations and a satisfying, dry wit
Once upon a time there was a prince looking for a kind and worthy bride, but the prince didn't quite find what he was looking for in the princesses they met. When he partners with a Knight to defeat a dragon, he finds out what he was missing all along.
Orphaned and alone, Nan Sparrow works for a ruthless chimney sweep. When she gets stuck in a chimney fire, she wakes to find herself unharmed in an abandoned attic. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature--a golem --made from soot and ash.
From creator of Veggie Tales® Phil Vischer, these fun and easy-to-read picture books based on the popular video series Buck Denver Asks... What's in the Bible? teach children about character and virtue through beloved Bible stories.
Sam-I-Am shares the story of how he persuades his friend to try green eggs and ham. Written in rhymed verse, this funny board book is an ideal introduction to the story for toddlers and preschoolers too young for the classic Beginner Book.
Bryan's dad is recently out of jail on probation and he wants his son to toughen up. Bryan's new friend Mike is tough and the two bond over their love of reading comics and drawing superheroes. Things get uncomfortable when it turns out Mike has some risky ideas about how to have fun.