Fiction

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The much-anticipated conclusion to the young adult series, the Hunger Games, has finally arrived.

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I’m a sucker for Rashomon-style novels that tell the same tale from multiple viewpoints. Colum McCann does it particularly well in Let the Great World Spin.

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Mary Hanlon Stone’s debut novel is a fairly short book at 278 pages, but it is not short on the impact it makes.

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“I try to write the books I would love to come upon. . . .”
—Anne Lamott

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
— Rumi

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“Colorful” is the first word that springs to mind with authors Frank M. Ahearn and Eileen C.

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High Noon, written by the New York Times bestselling author, Nora Roberts, offers her wide readership a riveting suspense story about Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara’s dangerou

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Ghostopolis is perfect proof that a graphic novel can tell as solid and detailed a story as a more traditional novel—and the fact that it’s aimed at kids and still manages this feat makes

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Jason weighed the situation for a moment, and then decided to risk jumping out of character. “Pisa isn’t in the game,” he typed. Very quickly, the voice responded. “This isn’t a game.”

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In a world of smoking hot vampires that charm the pants (and blood) off young women, there is a new kid in town who doesn’t quite measure up.

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First time novelist L. M. Preston succeeds in writing a book boys will want to read. Not an easy task when 12-year-olds are more captivated by a flashing screen than a stationary page.

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 Duck and Cover is a deliciously cute story about a duck named Max and an interesting alligator named Harold. 

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When Vicki Myron, director of the Spencer Iowa Library, finds a tiny, half-frozen, orange tabby stuffed in the book return on a cold winter morning in 1988, she takes him in and nurses him to healt

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Leigh Russell’s first novel, Cut Short, is a complex, multi-layered, extremely well structured, and involving police procedural.

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Children Make Terrible Pets is a 40-page hardcover picture book about a bear cub named Lucy who, on a walk through the woods dancing and frolicking about, runs across someone admiring her

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Burning Lamp, Book Two of the Dreamlight Trilogy, is an Arcane Society novel familiar to many readers of science fiction and fantasy.

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“Dusk was settling into Belfast, curling cat-ways for the night. The streets were deserted—everyone already where they wanted to be—and the city was fast becoming a startlingly quiet wasteland.

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 Batter up! If the kids in your life need a quick introduction to baseball, show them Baseball from A to Z.

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Jeffrey Archer is the international best-selling author of numerous novels, Kane and Abel perhaps being the best known of his prolific works.

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Blackwyrm Publications, May 2009 Twilight’s Jacob Black isn’t the only teenage werewolf with issues.

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Lauren Belfer has produced a grand, glorious, and occasionally disappointing tale of medicine, war, love, and other things in this 527-page historical novel.

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Julie Carr’s ability to convey the raw emotion of despair taps into a universal experience of suffering and loss.

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With her last few novels, Ayelet Waldman has skillfully mapped the emotional journeys of self-aware, sensitive, and deeply grieving characters.

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Hamster and Cheese, the first book in the Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye series, is a slim, 7x7-inch paperback that stands somewhere between a picture book and a standard graphic novel.

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“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.”

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Do you know a young child who freaks out when you turn on the vacuum? Does the noise make them run from the room in terror? Linda Bryan Sabin has the answer.

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