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Someone by Alice McDermott. We first meet Marie, a bespectacled seven-year old who is standing on the steps of her Brooklyn townhouse waiting for her father. The story of Marie's life enfolds as we follow her through milestones of loss, love, marriage and motherhood.
The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Sabriel by Garth Nix
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Dragon keeper by Carole Wilkinson
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
The eye of the world by Robert Jordan
Dragons of autumn twilight by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman ; poetry by Michael Williams ; interior art by Denis Beauvais
Schools in session. Why not read a classic? Do we read differently today what we read at 18?
The moon is down [large print] by John Steinbeck
Northanger Abbey [large print] by Jane Austen
O pioneers!: [large print] by Willa Cather
To have and have not [large print] by Ernest Hemingway
To kill a mockingbird [large print] by Harper Lee
A taste for murder by Claudia Bishop
A catered birthday party by Isis Crawford
The fatal funnel cake: a fresh-baked mystery by Livia J. Washburn
The flaming luau of death: a Madeline Bean novel by Jerrilyn Farmer
Sugar and iced by Jenn McKinlay
Trick or treat: a Corinna Chapman mystery by Kerry Greenwood
Can't we talk about something more pleasant? by Roz Chast
The Mountaintop School for Dogs and other second chances by Ellen Cooney
The 40s: the story of a decade by The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder with Giles Harvey ; introduction by David Remnick
The shelf: from LEQ to LES by Phyllis Rose
Buried in a bog by Sheila Connolly
A stillness heard round the world: the end of the Great War, November 1918 by Stanley Weintraub
The great war and the shaping of the 20th century by Jay Winter and Blaine Baggett
Paris 1919: six months that changed the world by Margaret MacMillan
With our backs to the wall: victory and defeat in 1918 by David Stevenson
1984: a novel by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm — Written in 1948, George Orwell's classic novel created a chilling future where Big Brother and the Thought Police monitored every move. And while the year 1984 has come and gone, Orwell's haunting vision of the world remains timeless.
For more insight on this work, take a look at these interviews with Cory Doctorow or Christopher Hitchens.
The whip: a novel by Karen Kondazian — Based on the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man in the old west. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer of her daughter.