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This is a harrowing story of a troubled family on the brink of disaster. After reading the first two pages, I HAD to find out how a father and son could possibly get to this place. This is a story about a dysfunctional family, school bullying, and the misunderstanding that tears them all apart. This one wrenched my heart.
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Clytia
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ISBN: 9780758250926
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - March 27th, 2012

Set in London right after the reign of Jack the Ripper, this novel has Walter Day— newly hired on at Scotland Yard—trying to solve the murder of a fellow detective. Afraid that they face a new Ripper and still suffering from low public opinion, the whole squad struggles with the possibility of a new type of criminal—the serial killer. Rich with historic details and full of tantalizing action, this is a fascinating look at the very start of modern police investigation—and the start of modern crime.
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Nici
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ISBN: 9780399149542
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Published: Putnam Adult - May 29th, 2012

Faye has always known she was different, but it isn’t until she ends up at Holbrook Academy that she finds out just how different she is. Mysterious forces are at work at Holbrook, and as Faye delves into the mystery, she finds herself struggling against dangerous circumstances, dark visions, and her own self-doubt. This mesmerizing tale moves swiftly to climactic finish as Faye discovers who she is and where her destiny lies.
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Flannery
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399256684
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Published: Putnam Juvenile - February 2nd, 2012

The existence of magic does not make Grossman’s dysphoric characters any more capable of dealing their own unhappiness. This book perfectly so captures the soul crushing ennui of emotional purposelessness; I want to hate Quentin and his pals, but there is too much of myself in there to do so. Littered with Narnia and Harry Potter homages, The Magicians is a realist take on the magical world.
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Kimberly
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ISBN: 9780452296299
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Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

Poe may be the father of the detective novel, but it was Conan Doyle who perfected the craft with the invention of the brilliant, eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes. With the trusty Dr. Watson, Holmes solves mysterious goings on with observation and wit. If you’ve never read Conan Doyle, this collection, containing such ingenious stories as “The Speckled Band” and “The Blue Carbuncle”, is a great place to start, and if you have, read it again!
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Flannery
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ISBN: 9780143117025
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2009

If you’re a fan of Tana French or Kate Atkinson, then you need to know about Erin Kelly. Her debut mystery, The Poison Tree, is a character-driven story with high psychological stakes, the kind of book that lures you in with its moody setting and atmosphere, and then chooses just the right moment to pounce. Compelling, literary, and very surprising—you may think you have it figured out, but trust me, you don’t.

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Kat
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ISBN: 9780143120414
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Published: Penguin Books - January 31st, 2012

Let the armchair traveler in you get swept away by this excellent travelogue. It’s a good chance to learn a little something about Peru and the history of the Lost City, as well as a darn good adventure tale well-seasoned with humor and reflection. As the Wall Street Journal says, “Adams deftly weaves together Inca history, Bingham’s story and his own less heroic escapade…. [A] wry, revealing romp through the Andes.”
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Nici
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ISBN: 9780452297982
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Published: Dutton Books - April 24th, 2012

“If David Foster Wallace had written Eat, Pray, Love, it might have come close to approximating the adventures of Gideon Lewis-Kraus. A Sense of Direction is the digressively brilliant and seriously hilarious account of a fellow neurotic’s wanderings, and his hard-won lessons in happiness, forgiveness, and international pilgrim fashion.”—Gary Shteyngart
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ISBN: 9781594631498
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 7th, 2013

Caitlin Boyle writes a daily food and fitness blog that chronicles how she balances her busy lifestyle with healthy eating and exercise. Believing that reaching a

tipping point means much more than tipping the scales, in her new book Boyle helps readers find their personal ideal balance in food, fitness, love, and life, in a program organized around three shifts: Get Real, Eat Clean, and Embrace Strength. Down-to-earth and inspiring.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781583334966
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Published: Avery Publishing Group - May 1st, 2012

Will Allen is a hero to many, including me. Now a pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner, in 1993 Allen left his corporate job to take up farming in a poor Milwaukee neighborhood. He created Growing Power, Inc., which has become a national nonprofit that trains others around the country and the world in sustainable farming techniques that can be used in urban and rural areas. In his new book, Allen points the way to building a new food system that can feed—and heal—broken communities.
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S.B.
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ISBN: 9781592407101
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Published: Gotham Books - May 10th, 2012

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