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Complete Tales and Poems

DESCRIPTION: In a career that spanned slightly more than two decades, Edgar Allan Poe pioneered the short story as a literary form, perfected the tale of psychological horror, launched the detective fiction genre, and helped to revolutionize modern poetics. The full body of Poe’s imaginative work encompasses mystery tales, horror stories, satires, fables, fantasies, science Read more

Battling Brexit (Europe’s Lost Children)

DESCRIPTION: Elena Marković always knew that she was different, raised in a secret compound, training in martial arts and world languages. One day she finds out why: she is the granddaughter of Maršal Josip Broz Tito, the former strongman of Yugoslavia, making her the next leader of a country that no longer exists. Elena’s parents Read more

The Loudness of Unsaid Things

DESCRIPTION: An unforgettable story of loneliness, isolation and finding your way. Heart-wrenching, wise and wryly funny, this novel will make you kinder to those who are lost. Miss Kaye works at The Institute. A place for the damaged, the outliers, the not-quite rights. Everyone has different strategies to deal with the residents. Some bark orders. Read more

The Never Never Sisters

DESCRIPTION: Sometimes you just need to get away…. Marriage counselor Paige Reinhardt is counting down the days to summer, eager to reconnect with her workaholic husband at their cozy rental cottage in the Hamptons. But soon a mysterious crisis at Dave’s work ruins their getaway plans. Paige is still figuring out how to handle the Read more

The Bell Jar

DESCRIPTION: Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity. Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her Read more

Dead Land

DESCRIPTION: Chicago may be the city of broad shoulders, but its political law is “Pay to Play.” Money changes hands in the middle of the night, and by morning, buildings and parks are replaced by billion-dollar projects. Chicago PI V.I. Warshawski gets pulled into one of these clandestine deals through her impetuous goddaughter, Bernie Fouchard. Read more

If I Had Your Face – Frances Cha

A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossibly high standards of beauty, secret room salons catering to wealthy men, strict social hierarchies, and K-pop fan mania. “Even as a girl, I knew the only chance I had was to change my Read more

Patron Saints of Nothing – Randy Ribay

A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin’s murder. Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Read more

Falling Through Time (Scarab 1) – Hellen Alan

Ancient Mystery – Timeless LoveAn Eternity as an immortal in slavery was not what she had in mind! Desperate and alone, sixteen-year-old Megan uses a powerful and ancient talisman to escape modern-day life and make a new start in ancient Egypt. But powerful enemies lie in wait, seeking her destruction and the magical scarab necklace Read more

Fear Me (Broken Love 1) – B. B. Reid

This isn’t another “I hate you because I secretly love you” story. Boy really does hate girl.  I don’t believe in fairy tales and Prince Charming. I believe in fear. He taught me how to be afraid. We first met on a playground on a wonderful summer day. It was the first time he hurt Read more