Child 44: A former policeman, Leo Demidov, gets tangled up in tracking a cruel killer of women and children in Soviet-era Russia, which is based on a true story.

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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances- explores the masks we all wear and the people we are beneath them to reveal our vulnerabilities and our truest selves. Here is a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explore the realm of experience and emotion.

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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth)- A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

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Alice- A fire at a hospital gives a woman a chance to escape, tumbling out of the hole that imprisoned her, leaving her free to uncover the truth about what happened to her. Only something else has escaped with her. Something dark. Something powerful. To find the truth, she will have to track this beast to the very heart of the Old City, where the rabbit waits for his Alice

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Dumplin'- Willowdean has always been at home in her own skin. With her all-American-beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side things have always worked until Will meets Bo. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. She is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. She sets out to find her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Teen Blue Bonnet Pageant...

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The Girl in the Spider's Web- Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The implications are staggering. In desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .

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Through the Woods- Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time.

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The Wrath and the Dawn- Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. With a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will get her through to the dawn, but with a catch; she’s falling in love with the boy who killed her friend.

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Blankets- Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith.

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Forever- Katherine and Michael are in love, and Katherine knows it’s forever—especially after she loses her virginity to him. But when they’re separated for the summer, she begins to have feelings for another boy. What does this say about her love for Michael? And what does “forever” mean, anyway? Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?

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The Chocolate War- This chilling portrait of an all-boys prep school casts an unflinching eye on the pitfalls of conformity and corruption in our most elite cultural institutions.

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The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict- As the world's first national park, it is globally recognized as the crown jewel of modern environmental preservation. But the park and its surrounding regions have recently become a lightning rod for environmental conflict, plagued by intense and intractable political struggles among the federal government, National Park Service, environmentalists, industry, local residents, and elected officials.

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City of Stairs- The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani, an accomplished spy, dispatched to catch a murderer; but as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over.

City of Stairs: Robert Jackson Bennett: 9780804137171: Books

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The Kite Runner- set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel- A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel: Gabrielle Zevin: 9781616204518: Books

Scott Pilgrim (V.1-6) - Scott Pilgrim is in love, but there are complications. Having to battle his new girlfriend's evil exes was nothing he planned on, but love makes you do funny things. Follow his story in the complete Scott Pilgrim saga in this Scott Pilgrim set.

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Anya's Ghost- Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who's been dead for a century. Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend-even a ghost-is just what she needs. Or so she thinks.

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Beautiful Darkness- Join princess Aurora and her friends as they journey to civilization's heart of darkness in a bleak allegory about surviving the human experience.

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Matched- Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction; Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility. Matched (9780142419779): Ally Condie: Books

Dark Places: Libby Day's mother and sisters were murdered at the family's farmhouse when she was only 7. Her testimony sent her older brother, Ben, to prison for life, and 25 years later, Libby decides to meet with the Kill Club, a group of crime enthusiasts who investigate the case and force her to rethink what really happened.

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Still Alice: A woman experiences early-onset Alzheimer's and copes with her family.

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Six of Crows- Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price--and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

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Hollywood and the Holocaust- The Holocaust has been the focus of countless films in the United States, Great Britain, and Europe, and its treatment over the years has been the subject of considerable controversy. When finally permitted to portray the atrocities, filmmakers struggled with issues of fidelity to historical fact, depictions of graphic violence, and how to approach the complexities of the human condition on all sides of this horrific event.

Hollywood and the Holocaust (Film and History): Henry Gonshak: 9781442252233: Books

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: A teenager named Jacob explores the ruins of a strange house on an island near Wales, UK.

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