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My Life Next Door

My Life Next Door

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A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself? A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over. "A summer romance with depth." --The Boston Sunday Globe "Fitzpatrick's excellent first novel movingly captures the intensity of first love." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "An almost perfect summer romance." --Kirkus Reviews "On par with authors such as Sarah Dessen and Deb Caletti." --SLJ

Hell of a Book

Hell of a Book

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*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2021*'Truly one hell of a book.' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS, author of QUEENIE'Powerful, timely, and provocative' ABI DARÉ'An important book and everyone should read it' IMRAN MAHMOOD'More than lives up to its title' CHARLES YU* * * * *THIS IS A TRUE STORY.An author goes on a book tour for his new bestseller Hell of a Book - which, as people keep telling him, is one hell of a book.THIS IS A COMING-OF-AGE STORY.One morning, he meets The Kid - a young Black boy who looks just like the one on the news who was shot by the police. And The Kid wants him to tell his story.THIS IS A SAD STORY.It's the story of a boy who spent most of his life trying to hide, and to not be seen. And it may not be that different from the story of our author.THIS IS A LOVE STORY.But to find out why, you'll have to read it for yourself.THIS IS A STORY UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'VE EVER READ. THIS IS A HELL OF A BOOK.* * * * * 'Poignant and beautiful ... A story of race, family, love, and justice. It's original and Jason Mott is a talent.' Jenna Bush Hager, Read With Jenna/Today Show Book Club'An extraordinary emotional roller coaster of a read - I tore through this profoundly moving novel in a day but have been thinking about it ever since.'Abi Daré, author of The Girl with the Louding Voice'Playful, searching, raw and necessary, this writing, this voice, this novel twisted me up and turned me inside out, dazzled me, surprised me and moved me.'Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown'A beautiful and deeply moving book' Imran Mahmood, author of You Don't Know Me'How to possibly describe this novel without simply borrowing from its moniker? It is, after all, a hell of a book' Entertainment Weekly'Stunning, humorous, insightful, poetic, cinematic' Publishers Weekly (starred review)'Hell of a Book consistently proves itself to be more than the sum of its parts: a farce that provokes contemplation, a publishing parody that rings true; an honest and emotive meditation on systematic racial injustice and the myriad ways in which it breaks the human soul. Sharp, funny, evocative and never anything less than utterly poignant' Irish Times'For all its moments of levity, Mott has written a deadly serious story ... Hell of a Book offers a disturbing portrait of a nation that's been lying to itself all its years. In this way, the novel feels like a plea - intense, moving, urgent, and vital.' Washington Independent Review of Books'A surrealist feast of imagination that's brimming with very real horrors, frustrations and sorrows, it can break your heart and make you laugh out loud at the same time, often on the same page. This is an achievement of American fiction that rises to meet this particular moment with charm, wisdom and truth' BookPage (starred review)AN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY 'MUST READ' | A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK | GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOKS OF THE MONTH | USA TODAY BOOKS 'NOT TO MISS' | THE NY POST BEST SUMMER READING BOOKS | EBONY MAGAZINE BOOK CLUB | FORTUNE'S 'MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS' | THE ROOT'S PAGETURNERS | REAL SIMPLE'S BEST NEW BOOKS TO READ IN 2021

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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The #1 New York Times best-selling series. Bonus features• Q&A with author Ransom Riggs• Eight pages of color stills from the film• Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the seriesA mysterious island.

 An abandoned orphanage.

 A strange collection of very curious photographs.
 It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land

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A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GUARDIAN BEST FICTION PICK OF 2021 ONE OF BARACK OBAMA's FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021 'Serious novels are rarely this fun' The Times 'A gift' Guardian 'Buoyant with humanity' Daily Mail 'Worth the seven year wait' Stylist When everything is lost, it's our stories that survive How do we weather the end of things? Cloud Cuckoo Land brings together an unforgettable cast of dreamers and outsiders from past, present and future to offer a vision of survival against all odds. Constantinople, 1453: An orphaned seamstress and a cursed boy with a love for animals risk everything on opposite sides of a city wall to protect the people they love. Idaho, 2020: An impoverished, idealistic kid seeks revenge on a world that's crumbling around him. Can he go through with it when a gentle old man stands between him and his plans? Unknown, Sometime in the Future: With her tiny community in peril, Konstance is the last hope for the human race. To find a way forward, she must look to the oldest stories of all for guidance. Bound together by a single ancient text, these tales interweave to form a tapestry of solace and resilience and a celebration of storytelling itself. Like its predecessor All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr's new novel is a tale of hope and of profound human connection.

The Lunar Chronicles

The Lunar Chronicles

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The #1 New York Times-bestselling series that brought fans a complex and thrilling world of cyborgs and evil queens is now available as a beautiful boxed set. Cinder Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Scarlet Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. As Scarlet and a streetfighter named Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. CressCinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. FairestIn this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter, Queen Levana's story is finally told! Winter Can Cinder, Prince Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, Thorne, Princess Winter, and the palace guard Jacin find their happily ever afters? Fans will love this amazing conclusion to the series.Follow Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles from the beginning with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest: Levana's Story, and the epic conclusion, Winter.

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