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War of the Encyclopaedists
War of the Encyclopaedists
by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite
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In a superb, rare literary collaboration, two major new talents join their voices to tell the story of a generation at a crossroads, and a friendship that stretches over continents and crises — from the liberal arena of Boston academia to the... (read more)

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
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An autistic math genius sets out to solve the murder-by-pitchfork of a neighbor's dog. The narrator's autism gives a terrific, interesting depth to his voice. Incredibly well done, Mark Haddon's debut novel is sweet, original, and moving.... (read more)

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Call Me Home
Call Me Home
by Megan Kruse
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Call Me Home has an epic scope in the tradition of Louise Erdrich's The Plague of Doves or Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping and braids the stories of a family in three distinct voices: Amy, who leaves her Texas home at nineteen to start a new life with... (read more)

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
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A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her... (read more)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
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This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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In the Unlikely Event
In the Unlikely Event
by Judy Blume
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"The three fatal plane crashes that hit Elizabeth, N.J., during the winter of 1951 — 52 are the inspiration for Elizabeth-native Blume's latest adult novel (the first since 1998's ), in which young and old alike must learn to come to terms with... (read more)

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The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels #2)
The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels #2)
by Elena Ferrante
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The second book, following last years My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The... (read more)

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The Cherry Harvest
The Cherry Harvest
by Lucy Sanna
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A powerfully sensuous and gripping debut laced with suspense, The Cherry Harvest reveals a hidden side of World War II's home front, when German POWs are put to work in a Wisconsin farm community . . . with dark and unexpected consequences It's... (read more)

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Local Girls
Local Girls
by Caroline Zancan
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The first person to break your heart isnt always your boyfriend. Sometimes its your best friend. Maggie, Lindsey, and Nina have been friends for most of their lives. The girls grew up together in a dead-end Florida town on the outskirts of Orlando, and... (read more)

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The Hopeful
The Hopeful
by Tracy O'neill
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A figure skating prodigy, sixteen-year old Alivopro Doyle is one of a few "hopefuls" racing against nature's clock to try and jump and spin their way into the Olympics. But when a disastrous fall fractures two vertebrae, leaving Ali addicted to... (read more)

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Ana of California
Ana of California
by Andi Teran
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A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green Gables In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Joness Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Terans captivating debut novel offers a contemporary... (read more)

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Off the Map #2: Sideswiped
Off the Map #2: Sideswiped
by Lia Riley
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Love is uncharted territory... Sometimes in order to find yourself, you need to venture off the map. Book 2 in the OFF THE MAP series Talia and Bran broke all the rules and navigated dark and stormy emotional waters to be together and now that they... (read more)

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The Hour of the Innocents
The Hour of the Innocents
by Robert Paston
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1968. Vietnam. Social turmoil. Drugs. Music. Four young musicians are determined to escape a ravaged industrial landscape by playing rock and roll...and they play it with a passion and brilliance that contrasts with their... (read more)

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Lean on Pete (P.S.)
Lean on Pete (P.S.)
by Willy Vlautin
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From Willy Vlautin, one of the most natural storytellers ever to come out of the Northwest, comes a heartbreaking adventure starring 15-year-old Charley Thompson. It's like Tom Sawyer, but with more drunks, death, and weird strangers. Another engrossing... (read more)

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Dollbaby
Dollbaby
by Laura Lane Mcneal
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A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets   When Ibby Bells father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric... (read more)

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Dora: A Headcase
Dora: A Headcase
by Lidia Yuknavitch
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This book jumps off the cliff with the first chapter but never quite crashes at the bottom. The crazy ride stayed with me weeks after reading it, and I still occasionally ask myself what the hell just happened! The author calls it a farce; it's that and... (read more)

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Crazy Horse's Girl (14 Edition)
Crazy Horse's Girl (14 Edition)
by Erika T. Wurth
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Margaritte is a sharp-tongued, drug-dealing, sixteen-year-old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse. She hates the burnout, futureless kids surrounding her and dreams that she and her unreliable... (read more)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
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This coming-of-age story absolutely shines. Charlie is your average teenager trying to navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, yet he's so much more than that. Recognizing something special in Charlie, a teacher feeds him literature and tries to... (read more)

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The Carnival at Bray
The Carnival at Bray
by Jessie Ann Foley
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Winner of the 2014 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize “Take the boy. Don't ask permission. There will always be time to do the responsible thing. But, before that, live.” It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge... (read more)

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We Need New Names (14 Edition)
We Need New Names (14 Edition)
by Noviolet Bulawayo
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A remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America. Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In... (read more)

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