In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there's no window... As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King's gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don't always win.
Through deft and witty prose emerge these Norse gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to tricking others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe life anew.
Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. Until now. A scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript--a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess's adventures, but is it an authentic autobiography or a hoax?
Filled with advice on how to plate and pair dishes for a range of occasions, this visually stunning book imparts what many cooks of Italy seem born knowing: the secrets to pulling off an impressive feast, without formality or fussiness, but with love, ease, and elegance.
Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.
In this breakout thriller, Lt. Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee of the Navajo tribal police are united for the first time in a murder investigation that leads them into the dark world of Navajo witchcraft. This duo is based on a simple inversion: young Chee is the conservative spiritual presence while his elder is the jaded cynic. They’re an amazing pair in an engrossing landscape.
An international best-seller based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.
What would happen if Holmes, a man of the Victorian age--pompous, smug, and misogynistic--were to come face to face with a twentieth-century female? If she grew to be a partner worthy of his talents? In 1914, a young woman named Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper on the Sussex Downs. His name is Sherlock Holmes. And although he may have all the Victorian "flaws" listed above, the Great Detective is no fool, and can spot a fellow intellect even in a fifteen-year-old woman.
A story of reconnection, lost love, and the power of faith, Heart Land follows a struggling fashion designer back to her small Iowa hometown as she tries to follow her dreams of success and finding true love.
The story of a prominent New York family on the cusp of ruin in the face of a matriarch's wavering health; a bumbling son's scandalous opera; and a life of wealth and inheritance belonging to a bygone era.
Pure reading joy in a riff on Sleeping Beauty that is equal parts race-against-the-clock adventure, comedy of errors, sweet romance, and clever alternate history, with the strong morality of its fairytale origin. Dr. Cooper is cursed to fall into a death-like sleep each night and there’s an date when it becomes permanent. This is her quest to find a cure. Fans of strong heroines will be deeply satisfied.
In nineteenth-century England, all is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norrell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil.
Taisy hasn’t seen her father since he dumped her family to start another one 17 years ago. So why has he invited her to visit now…and help him write his memoir? A captivating novel of friendship, second chances, and the redemptive power of love with smart, funny characters who form an unconventional family.
With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, this personality type analysis will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. Just answer the question ‘How do I respond to expectations?’ to find out which Tendency you fit into. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.
A thickly plotted literary mystery set in a small drought-stricken town in the Australian outback where old and new murders have unhinged the inhabitants. A former resident, now a federal investigator, is summoned to his hometown for the funeral of the three current victims, which include his one-time best friend. The investigator, a suspect in the earlier case, can’t wait to leave, but various circumstances draw him in and delay his departure.
Everybody likes Chris Goodman, but when he’s found dead, no one understands how something like this could happen. Inspired by a tragic true event, the author uses a multi-voice narrative – including the view of the 15-year-old killer – to examine the unexplainable murder and the fateful summer of 1979 leading up to it.
Human jobs are replaced with alien technology from the vuvv. Needing money for his family, Adam and his girlfriend sell the vuvv “classic” recordings of Earth culture, which the aliens love. But as the money rolls in, how far will Adam be willing to go to give the vuvv what they want?
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.
In an alternate England of 1851, spirited fourteen-year-old Sophronia is enrolled in a finishing school where, she is suprised to learn, lessons include not only the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also diversion, deceit, and espionage. First in the delightful Finishing School series.
Prince Sebastian’s secret weapon is the brilliant dressmaker Frances—one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes he wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness. How long can she defer her dreams to protect a prince?
On the Tuscarora Reservation, Carson dreams of forming a rock band, and Maggi longs to create her own artwork instead of the traditional beadwork that her family sells to tourists--but tensions are rising between the reservation and the surrounding communities. Somehow, Carson and Maggi have to make a place for themselves.
Investigating the disappearance of her best friend from their privileged neighborhood in 1920s Chicago, 17-year-old Piper risks her safety to follow clues leading to local corruption and some of the community's wealthiest and most powerful families. An atmospheric jazz-age mystery, perfect for fans of Libba Bray and Anna Godbersen.
After her conservative Muslim parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, Rukhsana Ali finds herself whisked off to Bangladesh and must find the courage to fight for the right to choose her own path.
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.
On the eve of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, Mercy Wong--daughter of Chinese immigrants--is struggling to hold her own among the spoiled heiresses at prestigious St. Clare's School. When tragedy strikes, everyone must band together in this extraordinary tale of survival.
When Leo was young, he had his pride torn to shreds by Tenma, a girl from a wealthy background who was always getting him into trouble. Now, years after his father's successful clothing business has made him the heir to a fortune, he searches out Tenma to enact a dastardly plan--he'll get his revenge by making her fall in love with him!
In a dystopian society with a rigid caste system, thirty-five girls are chosen to be part of the Selection: a reality show where they compete to marry gorgeous Prince Maxon. This is what most girls dream of, but for America Singer it is a nightmare that makes her leave her low-caste family as well as her secret love.
Jorge is big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. When the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants?
Min is a fox spirit, with the ability to use magic called the Charm to change her appearance and persuade others to do things. Foxes are mistrusted and looked down upon by the rest of society but when an investigator comes to their home inquiring after her brother Jun, Min takes matters into her own hands and goes in search of him.
It's 1932, and twelve-year-old Cal Black and his Pop have been riding the rails for years after losing their farm in the Great Depression. Cal likes being a "knight of the road" with Pop, even if they're broke. When Pop decides to send Cal to a government boarding school for Native Americans in Oklahoma, everything changes.
This new book from Sara Levine features a cantankerous talking cactus as a narrator, revealing to readers the significance of different colors of flowers in terms of which pollinators (bees, bats, birds, etc.) different colors "talk" to.
Eleven-year-old Riley believes in the whispers, magical fairies that will grant you wishes if you leave them tributes. Riley has a lot of wishes but most of all, Riley wishes for his mom to come back home.
A beautiful and inspiring portrait of four poignant years in the childhood of American civil rights icon Dr. Betty Shabazz. Betty overcomes the challenges of self-acceptance and belonging that will resonate with young readers today.