The Empire of Time (Roads to Moscow)

By David Wingrove

There is simply the warfare. Otto Behr is a German agent, struggling with his Russian opposite numbers throughout 3 millennia, manipulating background for moments in time that may swap every thing. basically the remnants of 2 nice countries stand and for Otto, the conflict is existence itself, the final wish for his humans. yet in a global the place realities shift and reminiscence isn't consistent, can one man’s future be the finding out think about a warfare among the empires of time?

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The Treasure Map of Boys: Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon--and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver Quartet)

By E. Lockhart

From E. Lockhart, writer of the hugely acclaimed, New York Times bestseller We have been Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes The Treasure Map of Boys, the 3rd ebook within the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver novels.

Ruby is again at Tate Prep, and it’s her thirty-seventh week within the country of Noboyfriend. Her panic assaults are undesirable, her love existence is even worse, and what’s extra:

Noel is writing her notes, Jackson is giving her frogs, Gideon helps her cook dinner, and Finn is making her cakes. Rumors are flying, and Ruby’s already-sucky acceptance is heading downhill.

not just that, she’s additionally: operating a bake sale, studying the secrets and techniques of heavymetal treatment, encountering a few heavily stinky toes, protecting the rights of pygmy goats, and bodyguarding Noel from undesirable advances.

during this better half novel to The Boyfriend checklist and The Boy e-book, Ruby struggles to safe a few type of psychological overall healthiness, to appreciate what constitutes a true friendship, and to discover precise love—if the sort of factor exists.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror

By James Hynes

A New York Times impressive publication of the Year
A Publisher's Weekly most sensible booklet of the Year

Combining the wit of David inn with Poe's scrumptious feel of the macabre, those are 3 witty, spooky novellas of satire set in academia―a international the place Derrida ideas, love is a "complicated ideological position," and poetic justice is served with an ideological twist.

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The Next Sure Thing (Rapid Reads)

By Richard Wagamese

Cree Thunderboy desires not anything under to be the following nice blues guy. yet, enjoying to tiny audiences in shabby rooms like Shelly's Crab Shack, his profession is stalled. Then on the race music he meets Win Hardy, a doubtless captivating rogue who spots Cree's knack for choosing successful horses. He deals to list his first CD and ship him on travel, so long as Cree can hold arising with the recent advice on the song. issues are taking a look reliable for Cree till he discovers Win's connections to the mob and his violent reaction to whatever that does not pass his approach. And while issues necessarily pass undesirable, Cree discovers that during existence and in playing there's by no means fairly the subsequent definite factor.

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Holding Pattern: Stories

By Jeffery Renard Allen

The international of Jeffery Renard Allen's wonderful short-story assortment is a spot like no different. A recognizable urban, definitely, yet one during which a guy may well sprout wings or copper pennies may well fall from the skies onto your head. but those are not any fairy stories. The hostility, the harm, is all too human.

The protagonists circle one another with steely choice: a grandson name callings his grandmother, made up our minds to reveal her mystery prior; for years, a sister attempts to maintain a menacing neighbor clear of her brother; and within the neighborhood police station, an officer and prisoner try and holiday each one other's unravel.

In the entire tales, Allen calibrates the mounting pressure with beautiful timing, in captivating prose that has received him comparisons with Joyce and Faulkner. Holding trend is an enthralling assortment by means of a prodigiously proficient writer.

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Okay for Now

By Gary D. Schmidt

National publication Award Finalist

"[A] stealthily strong, abruptly declaring tale of learning and rescuing one’s most sensible self."—Booklist, starred review

In this spouse novel to The Wednesday Wars, Doug struggles to be greater than the "skinny thug" that some humans imagine him to be. He reveals an not going best friend in Lil Spicer, who provides him the energy to undergo an abusive father, the suspicions of a city, and the go back of his oldest brother, ceaselessly scarred, from Vietnam. Schmidt expertly weaves a number of issues of loss and restoration in a narrative teeming with distinct, strange characters and worthy classes approximately love, creativity, and survival.

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The Dig

By Alan Dean Foster

In a novelization of the LucasArts CD-ROM computing device video game, an area trip is dispatched to avoid an asteroid from amazing the earth, merely to be pulled away to a far off and hazardous planet, with little wish of go back.

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Captains Courageous (Maestro Reprints)

Rudyard Kipling's Captains brave follows fifteen 12 months outdated Harvey Cheyne Jr via his trials and tribulations. because the son of a filthy rich railroad wealthy person, Harvey is spoiled and mostly blind to the methods of the area. while he's stranded at the shore of the Grand Banks after having been washed overboard from his transatlantic steamship, he meets the Captain of we are the following and has no option to settle for a place on his send. Harvey's adventures at the send train him approximately and attention for others whereas Kipling weaves in subject matters of sophistication modifications and humility.

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Jamesland

By Michelle Huneven

Jamesland, the buoyant moment novel via Michelle Huneven, significantly acclaimed writer of Round Rock, is a witty, subtle, and deeply humane comedy of not likely redemption.

When thirty-three-year-old Alice Black discovers a deer in her eating room after combating along with her boyfriend, she wonders if she’s going loopy. Pete Ross, forty-six, knows he’s loopy. He’s wrecked his marriage, slashed his wrists, and performed time in a psychiatric establishment, and now he is being cared for via his mom, who’s a nun. Forty-five-year-old Helen Harland, a lively Unitarian Universalist minister, is being driven loopy by means of her adversarial church management. residing in Los Feliz, California, the 3 meet at Helen’s Wednesday midweek prone. notwithstanding initially incompatible, the sheer strength of Helen’s idiosyncratic ministering (her “variety convey of non secular experience”)–paired with Alice’s illustrious ancestor William James–proves to be a catalyst for friendship and a type of transcendence. beneficiant and compassionate, Michelle Huneven provides a pleased new novel approximately love, religion, and some wayward souls awaiting lifestyles to begin.

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The Traitor of St. Giles (Knights Templar, Book 9)

By Michael Jecks

Tiverton is getting ready for the ceremonial dinner of St Giles. Philip Dyne is within the church of St Peter's, claiming sanctuary for homicide. He is of the same opinion to abjure the world, and units off as a penitent.

Sir Baldwin and Simon arrive at Sir Hugh de Courtenay's fortress at Tiverton, simply as one other physique is located, that of Sir Gilbert of Carlisle, chanced on close to the decapitated physique of Dyne.

Sir Gilbert's horse and cash are long gone, however the coroner is raring to shut the problem and claim that Dyne killed the knight and used to be then slain as an outlaw. Case closed.

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