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Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

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<b><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL,聽</i>AND<i>聽BOSTON GLOBE聽</i>BESTSELLER聽鈥⒙燦AMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY聽<i>THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i>聽鈥⒙燨NE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA鈥橲 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR聽鈥?BILL GATES<b>鈥橲 HOLIDAY READING LIST</b>聽鈥?<b>FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE鈥橲 AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 鈥?FINALIST FOR聽THE聽NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE鈥橲 JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK聽</b>鈥?FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD聽<b>鈥?FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES BOOK PRIZE</b><br /><br />NAMED ONE OF <i>PASTE</i><b>鈥?lt;/b>S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE 鈥?NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The Washington Post</i> 鈥?lt;i> O: The Oprah Magazine</i> 鈥?<i>Time</i> 鈥?NPR 鈥?<i>Good Morning America </i>鈥?<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> 鈥?<i>The Guardian </i>鈥?lt;i> The Economist </i>鈥?<i>Financial Times</i> 鈥?<i>Newsday</i> 鈥?<i>New York Post</i> 鈥?<i>theSkimm</i> 鈥?<i>Refinery29</i> 鈥?<i>Bloomberg</i> 鈥?<i>Self</i> 鈥?<i>Real Simple</i> 鈥?lt;i> Town & Country</i> 鈥?<i>Bustle</i> 鈥?<i>Paste</i> 鈥?<i>Publishers Weekly</i> 鈥?<i>Library Journal</i> 鈥?<i>LibraryReads</i> 鈥?<i>BookRiot</i> 鈥?Pamela Paul, KQED 鈥?New York Public Library</b><br /><br /><b>An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University</b><br /></b><br />Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara鈥檚 older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she鈥檇 traveled too far, if there was still a way home.<br /><b><br />鈥淏eautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover鈥檚] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?鈥濃€?lt;i>Vogue</i></b><br /><br /><b>鈥淲estover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.鈥濃€?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b>
Dear Edward: A Novel
by Ann Napolitano

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 06, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?#ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on <i>Today</i>聽鈥?A 鈥渄azzling鈥?novel that 鈥渨ill break your heart and put it back together again鈥?(J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of <i>Saints for All Occasions</i>) about a young boy who must learn to go on after surviving tragedy</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>鈥淎 reading experience that leaves you profoundly altered for the better . . . Don鈥檛 miss this one.鈥濃€擩odi Picoult, bestselling author of聽<i>Small Great Things聽</i>and<i>聽A Spark of Light</i></b><br /><br /> <b><i>What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?聽</i></b><br /><br /> One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.<br /><br />Edward鈥檚 story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery鈥攐ne that will lead him to the answers of some of life鈥檚 most profound questions: When you鈥檝e lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?<br /><br /><i>Dear Edward</i> is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Dear Edward</i></b><br /><br />鈥?lt;i>Dear Edward</i> made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can鈥檛 ask more of a novel than that.鈥?lt;b>鈥擡mma Donoghue, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Room</i></b><br /><br />鈥淲eaving past and present into聽a profoundly beautiful, page-turning story of mystery, loss, and wonder,聽<i>Dear Edward聽</i>is a meditation on survival, but more important, it is聽about carving a life worth living. It is about love and hope and caring for others, and all the transitory moments that bind us together.鈥?lt;b>鈥擧annah Tinti, author of聽<i>The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley聽</i>and聽<i>The Good Thief</i></b>
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel
by Celeste Ng

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!</b><br /><br /><b>Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.</b><br /><b><br />鈥淚 read聽<i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>聽in a single, breathless sitting.鈥澛犫€擩odi Picoult<br /><br />鈥淭o say I love this book is an understatement. It鈥檚 a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.鈥?鈥擱eese Witherspoon<br /><br />鈥淓xtraordinary . . . books like <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>聽don't come along often.鈥?鈥擩ohn Green</b><br /><br />From the bestselling author of聽<i>Everything I Never Told You</i>,聽a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.<br /><br /> In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned鈥攆rom the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.<br /><br /> Enter Mia Warren鈥攁n enigmatic artist and single mother鈥攚ho arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.<br /><br />When old family friends of the Richardsons聽attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town鈥攁nd puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.聽 Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia鈥檚 past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. <br /><br /> <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood鈥攁nd the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.<br /><b><br />Named a Best Book of the Year by:聽<i>People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly,聽</i>NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads,聽Book of the Month,聽<i>Paste</i>,聽<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>,聽<i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch,聽</i>and many more...</b><br /><br /><b>Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.com for discussion guides and more.聽</b>
Moral Compass: A Novel
by Danielle Steel

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?At an elite private school in Massachusetts, a wide circle of lives will be forever changed by a devastating series of events in Danielle Steel鈥檚 riveting new novel.</b><br /><br /> Saint Ambrose Prep is a place where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education, with teachers and administrators from the Ivy League, and graduates who become future lawyers, politicians, filmmakers, and CEOs. Traditionally a boys-only school, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled one hundred and forty female students for the first time. Even though most of the kids on the campus have all the privilege in the world, some are struggling, wounded by their parents鈥?bitter divorces, dealing with insecurity and loneliness. In such a heightened environment, even the smallest spark can become a raging fire.<br /><br /> One day after the school鈥檚 annual Halloween event, a student lies in the hospital, her system poisoned by dangerous levels of alcohol. Everyone in this sheltered community鈥攑arents, teachers, students, police, and the media鈥攁re left trying to figure out what actually happened. Only the handful of students who were there when she was attacked truly know the answers and they have vowed to keep one another鈥檚 secrets. As details from the evening emerge, powerful families are forced to hire attorneys and less powerful families watch helplessly. Parents鈥?marriages are jeopardized, and students鈥?futures are impacted. No one at Saint Ambrose can escape the fallout of a life-altering event.<br /><br /> In this compelling novel<i>,</i> Danielle Steel illuminates the dark side of one drunken night, with its tragic consequences, from every possible point of view. As the drama unfolds, the characters will reach a crossroads where they must choose between truth and lies, between what is easy and what is right, and find the moral compass they will need for the rest of their lives.
The Killing Fog (The Grave Kingdom Book 1)
by Jeff Wheeler

Language

English

Pages

404

Publication Date

March 01, 2020

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<p><b>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestselling author of the Kingfountain series conjures an epic, adventurous world of ancient myth and magic as a young woman鈥檚 battle with infinite evil begins.</b></p><p>Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries employed by a local ruler. Now the nobleman, and collector of rare artifacts, has entrusted Bingmei and the skilled team with a treacherous assignment: brave the wilderness鈥檚 dangers to retrieve the treasures of a lost palace buried in a glacier valley. But upsetting its tombs has a price.</p><p>Echion, emperor of the Grave Kingdom, ruler of darkness, Dragon of Night, has long been entombed. Now Bingmei has unwittingly awakened him and is answerable to a legendary prophecy. Destroying the dark lord before he reclaims the kingdoms of the living is her inherited mission. Killing Bingmei before she fulfills it is Echion鈥檚.</p><p> Thrust unprepared into the role of savior, urged on by a renegade prince, and possessing a magic that is her destiny, Bingmei knows what she must do. But what must she risk to honor her ancestors? Bingmei鈥檚 fateful choice is one that neither her friends nor her enemies can foretell, as Echion鈥檚 dark war for control unfolds.</p>
When the Dead Come Home (The Veil Diaries Book 8)
by B.L. Brunnemer

Language

English

Pages

326

Publication Date

February 14, 2020

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I鈥檓 Lexie Delaney, and I鈥檓 a necromancer. Which means, I can see the dead, talk to them, affect them. Not as fun as it sounds. Especially since the Veil closed and the dead have been stuck here. <br />Things in town are getting tense. School is starting, and I鈥檓 already tired of our plan to keep our relationships quiet. Bodies keep showing up and no one has a clue as to why. Ghosts are still missing and we鈥檙e still searching the hiking trails for clues. <br />Secrets are coming to light, answers are found. And the guys are snapping at each other. But I can keep everything together. Right? <br />
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel
by Gail Honeyman

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER AND聽<b>THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT聽</b><br /><br />A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick<br /><br />鈥淏eautifully written and incredibly funny,聽<i>Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine</i> is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!鈥?<b>鈥擱eese Witherspoon</b><br /></b><br /><b>No one鈥檚 ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.聽</b><br /><br />Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she鈥檚 thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.聽<br /><br /> But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond鈥檚 big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.<br /><br />Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon,聽<i>Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine</i> is the smart, warm, and uplifting聽story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . <br /> 聽<br /><b> The only way to survive is to open your heart.聽</b>
The Librarian of Auschwitz
by Antonio Iturbe

Language

English

Pages

428

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><b>Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.</b></p><p>Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terez鉚n ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. And so Dita becomes the librarian of Auschwitz. </p><p>Out of one of the darkest chapters of human history comes this extraordinary story of courage and hope.</p><p>This title has Common Core connections.</p><p><b>Godwin Books</b></p>
Darkest Fear: A Myron Bolitar Novel
by Harlan Coben

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 12, 2008

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<b>Edgar Award-winner Harlan Coben brings us his most astonishing鈥攁nd deeply personal鈥攏ovel yet. And it all begins when Myron Bolitar鈥檚 ex tells him he鈥檚 a father . . . of a dying thirteen-year-old boy.</b><br /><br /> Myron never saw it coming. A surprise visit from an ex-girlfriend is unsettling enough. But Emily Downing鈥檚 news brings him to his knees. Her son Jeremy is dying and needs a bone-marrow transplant鈥攆rom a donor who has vanished without a trace. Then comes the real shocker: The boy is Myron鈥檚 son, conceived the night before her wedding to another man.<br /><br /> Staggered by the news, Myron plunges into a search for the missing donor. But finding him means cracking open a dark mystery that involves a broken family, a brutal kidnapping spree, and the FBI. Somewhere in the sordid mess is the donor who disappeared. And as doubts emerge about Jeremy鈥檚 true paternity, a child vanishes, igniting a chain reaction of heartbreaking truth and chilling revelation.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Darkest Fear</i></b><br /><br />鈥淎 slam dunk . . . You race to turn the pages . . . both suspenseful and often surprisingly funny.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>People</i><br /></b><br />鈥淭errific.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Boston Globe</i><br /></b><br />鈥淎 winner.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Orlando Sentinel</i><br /></b><br />鈥淔ast-paced . . . layered with both tenderness and fun . . . Coben [is] a gifted storyteller.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Denver Post</i></b>
JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <i>Abby鈥檚 Ultimate Dance Competition</i>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <i>Dance Moms</i>. JoJo鈥檚 nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation鈥檚 version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood鈥檚 belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo鈥檚 personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo鈥檚 story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<br /> 聽

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