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CIRCE
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>"A</b><b> bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, <i>The New York Times</i>).</b><br /><br />In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.<br />Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.<br /><br />But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.<br /><br />With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, <i>Circe </i>is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.<br /><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER--NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY<i> NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon,</i> <i>Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, </i>the <i>A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor </i>and <i>Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider</i></b><br />
Prelude to Foundation
by Isaac Asimov

Language

English

Pages

530

Publication Date

March 14, 2012

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<b>This daring story of humanity鈥檚 future introduces one of the great masterworks of science fiction: the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, bold ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of people to save civilization from a relentless tide of darkness and violence鈥攂eginning with one exceptional man.</b><br /><br />It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall鈥攖hose whom he would destroy if only he could read the future.聽<br /><br />Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire . . . the man who holds the key to the future鈥攁n apocalyptic power to be known forever after as the Foundation.
Tell me to stop
by Charlotte Byrd

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b><i>I owe him a debt. The kind money can鈥檛 repay. </b></i><br /><br />He wants something else: <b>me, for one year.</b><br /><br />But I don鈥檛 even know who he is鈥?lt;br /><br /><b>365 days and nights doing everything he wants鈥xcept that.</b><br /><br />鈥淚鈥檓 not going to sleep with you,鈥?I say categorically.<br /><br />He laughs.<br /><br />鈥淚鈥檓 going to make you a promise,鈥?his eyes challenge mine. <b>鈥淏efore our time is up, you鈥檒l beg me for it.鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />_____________________________________________<br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about Charlotte Byrd:</b><br /><br />"Extremely captivating, sexy, steamy, intriguing, and intense!鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?lt;br /><br />"Addictive and impossible to put down.鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?lt;br /><br />鈥淚 can鈥檛 get enough of the turmoil, lust, love, drama and secrets!鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?lt;br /><br />鈥淔ast-paced romantic suspense filled twists and turns, danger, betrayal and so much more.鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?lt;br /><br />鈥淒ecadent, delicious, & dangerously addictive!鈥?鈽呪槄鈽呪槄鈽?<br />_____________________________________________<br /><br />*Beware of spoilers in the reviews below that are without spoiler alerts.*<br /><br /><br />
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<p><strong>Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's <em>The Great American Read</em></strong></p><p><strong>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South鈥攁nd the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred</strong></p><p>One of the聽most cherished聽stories of all time, <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father鈥攁 crusading local lawyer鈥攔isks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.</p>
Dune
by Frank Herbert

Language

English

Pages

892

Publication Date

August 26, 2003

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<b>Frank Herbert鈥檚 classic masterpiece鈥攁 triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.<br /><br /><b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by聽Denis聽Villeneuve, starring Timoth茅e Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsg<b>氓</b>rd, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Charlotte Rampling.</b></b><br /><br />Set on the desert planet Arrakis, <i>Dune</i> is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the 鈥渟pice鈥?melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....<br /><br />When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul鈥檚 family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad鈥橠ib, he will bring to fruition humankind鈥檚 most ancient and unattainable dream.聽<br /><br />A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, <i>Dune</i> won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
Stranger in a Strange Land
by Robert A. Heinlein

Language

English

Pages

610

Publication Date

May 15, 1987

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<b>Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning聽all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic.</b><br /><br />Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own beliefs and his powers far exceed the limits of humankind, and as he teaches them about grokking and water-sharing, he also inspires a transformation that will alter Earth鈥檚 inhabitants forever...
Hand Of Fate
by Duane Boehm

Language

English

Pages

231

Publication Date

August 19, 2019

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<b> Bestselling Western author Duane Boehm has written another western novel with enough humor, heartbreak, love, and outlaws to keep you turning the page.</b><br />While the ranchers around Trinidad are circling like buzzards in wait for Flannery Vogel to fail, the downtrodden widow with a young daughter refuses to surrender as she struggles to save the ranch that cost her husband his life. The arrival of Boone Youngblood, her husband's old friend from his Texas Ranger days, sets the wheels in motion that will change three families' lives forever. Grudges will be settled, battles will be fought, and just maybe, Flannery and Boone will find new beginnings and a chance for happiness.
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<b>The "brilliant, funny, meaningful novel" (<i>The New Yorker</i>) that established J. D. Salinger as a leading voice in American literature--and that has instilled in millions of readers around the world a lifelong love of books.<br /></b><br /><i>"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."</i><br />The hero-narrator of <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i> is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caufield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.<br />
The Thin Red Line (The World War II Trilogy Book 2)
by James Jones

Language

English

Pages

526

Publication Date

December 20, 2011

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<b>With 鈥渟hattering prose,鈥?the <i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling author of <i>From Here to Eternity</i> captures the intense combat in the battle of Guadalcanal (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>).</b><br /> 聽In August of 1942 the first American marines charged Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand. In that gruesome stretch sixty thousand Americans made the jump from boat to beach, and one in nine did not return. James Jones fought in that battle, and <i>The Thin Red Line</i> is his haunting portrait of men and war.聽The soldiers of C-for-Charlie Company are not cast from the heroic mold. The unit鈥檚 captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. Jones鈥檚 moving portrayal of the Pacific combat experience stands among the great literature of World War II.聽This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author鈥檚 estate.
The Song of Achilles: A Novel
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

389

Publication Date

March 06, 2012

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<p>鈥淎t once a scholar鈥檚 homage to <em>The Iliad</em> and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist鈥?A book I could not put down.鈥?lt;br />鈥擜nn Patchett</p><p>鈥淢ary Renault lives again!鈥?declares Emma Donoghue, author of <em>Room</em>, referring to <em>The Song of Achilles</em>, Madeline Miller鈥檚 thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, <em>The Song of Achilles</em> is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer鈥檚 enduring masterwork, <em>The Iliad</em>. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller鈥檚 monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction鈥檚 brightest lights鈥攁nd fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough鈥檚 Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.<br /></p>

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