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  • A Discovery of Witches (All Souls: Book 1)

    By Deborah Harkness

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143119685
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: December 2011
    Deep in the heart of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, Diana Bishop – a young scholar and the descendant of witches – unearths an enchanted alchemical manuscript. Wanting nothing to do with sorcery, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery has set a fantastical underworld stirring, and soon a horde of daemons, witches, and other creatures descends upon the library. Among them is the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire with a keen interest in the book. Equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense, this is a mesmerizing and addictive tale of passion and obsession that reveals the closely guarded secrets of an enchanted world. 579p.
  • A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire #1)

    By George R.R. Martin

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780553573404
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 1997
    An ancient cataclysm has thrown the seasons into disarray, and the royal house of Starks is thrust into the center of the conflict, in a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and saviors, and the game of thrones. Reprint.
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

    By John Carreyrou

    Our Price: $25.15
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781524731656
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: May 2018
    In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup 'unicorn' promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
  • Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

    By Ron Stallworth

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.39
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250299048
    • Publisher: Flatiron Books
    • Published: June 2018
  • Blood of Elves (The Witcher)

    By Andrzej Sapkowski

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780316029193
    • Publisher: Orbit
    • Published: May 2009
    As a war between the humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves threatens to erupt, Geralt de Rivia, a cunning assassin known as "the witcher," waits for the birth of a prophesied child who has the power to change the world--for good, or for evil. Original.
  • Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family

    By Garrard Conley

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780735213463
    • Publisher: Riverhead
    • Published: February 2017
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Memoirs of a Literary Forger

    By Lee Israel

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781982100339
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: September 2018
  • Catch-22 (50th Anniversary Edition)

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781451626650
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2011
    A cornerstone of 20th century American literature, Catch-22 – a National Book Award for Fiction Finalist (1962) - is set in Italy during World War II. It is the story of the incomparable malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy – it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their tour of duty. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This 50th anniversary edition commemorates Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Heller’s personal archive, and much more. 523p.
  • Deadly Class, Vol. 1: Reagan Youth

    By Rick Remender

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781632150035
    • Publisher: Image Comics
    • Published: July 2014
  • Five Feet Apart

    By Rachael Lippincott

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781534437333
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    • Published: November 2018
  • Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

    By Terry Pratchett

    Our Price: $16.19
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060853976
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Published: August 2007
    The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.
  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    By James Baldwin

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307275936
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: October 2006
    In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.
  • It

    By Stephen King

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501142970
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: January 2016
    “A landmark in American literature” (Chicago Sun-Times)—Stephen King’s #1 national bestseller about seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers…an evil without a name:It.Welcome to Derry, Maine. It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, includingBag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, and 11/22/63. But it all starts withIt.“Stephen King’s most mature work” (St. Petersburg Times), “It will overwhelm you… to be read in a well-lit room only” (Los Angeles Times).
  • Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse: Book 1)

    By James S.A. Corey

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316129084
    • Publisher: Orbit
    • Published: June 2011
    After Captain Jim Holden discovers a derelict, abandoned spaceship, he unearths a secret that threatens to throw the entire solar system into war and a vast conspiracy that could mean the end of the human race. Original. 30,000 first printing.
  • Little Women (Signet Classics)

    By Louisa May Alcott

    Our Price: $5.35
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780451532084
    • Publisher: Signet Classics
    • Published: May 2012

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