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House of Many Ways
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780061861338
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this sequel to the international bestseller Howl’s Moving Castle, bookish Charmain finds herself smack in the middle of magical court intrigues . . . and dealing with the dashing Wizard Howl. When Charmain Baker agreed to look after her great-uncle's house, she thought she was getting blissful, parent-free time to read. She didn't realize that the house bent space and time, and she did not expect to become responsible for an extremely magical stray dog and a muddled young apprentice wizard. Now, somehow, she's been targeted by a terrifying creature called a lubbock, too, and become central to the king's urgent search for the fabled Elfgift that will save the country. The king is so desperate to find the Elfgift, he's called in an intimidating sorceress named Sophie to help. And where Sophie is, the great Wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer won't be far behind. How did respectable Charmain end up in such a mess, and how will she get herself out of it? All fans of classic fantasy books deserve the pleasure of reading those by Diana Wynne Jones, whose acclaim included the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. As Neil Gaiman stated, she was "quite simply the best writer for children of her generation." The three books in the World of Howl are: Howl's Moving Castle Castle in the Air House of Many Ways Other beloved series from Dianna Wynne Jones include the Chronicles of Chrestomanci and the Dalemark Quartet.

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    Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780007380459
  • Reader Reviews : 221
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this beloved modern classic, young Sophie Hatter from the land of Ingary catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell . . .

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    World of Howl Collection
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 9780062373151
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • One of the most memorable and irresistible characters in all of literature—the Wizard Howl—is introduced in Diana Wynne Jones's classic fantasy novel Howl's Moving Castle and makes guest appearances in two stand-alone sequel novels, Castle in the Air and House of Many Ways. Howl's Moving Castle was adapted into an acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Sophie Hatter never intended to set out and seek her fortune. The eldest of three sisters, Sophie thought she was destined to fail. That all changed the day the Witch of the Waste turned her into an old woman. In order to lift the spell, Sophie barges into Wizard Howl's moving castle and strikes a bargain with Calcifer, his fire demon. But Howl is outrunning a curse of his own, and soon Sophie realizes that nothing is as it appears. . . . Howl, Sophie, and Calcifer return in both Castle in the Air and The House of Many Ways, two stand-alone sequels full of mayhem, secrets, and magic.

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    Castle in the Air
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780062244550
  • Reader Reviews : 52
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this stunning sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones has again created a large-scale, fast-paced fantasy in which people and things are never quite what they seem. There are good and bad djinns, a genie in a bottle, wizards, witches, cats and dogs (but are they cats and dogs?), and a mysterious floating castle filled with kidnapped princesses, as well as two puzzling prophecies. The story speeds along with tantalizing twists and turns until the prophecies are fulfilled, true identities are revealed, and all is resolved in a totally satisfying, breathtaking, surprise-filled ending. Abdullah was a young and not very prosperous carpet dealer. His father, who had been disappointed in him, had left him only enough money to open a modest booth in the Bazaar. When he was not selling carpets, Abdullah spent his time daydreaming. In his dreams he was not the son of his father, but the long-lost son of a prince. There was also a princess who had been betrothed to him at birth. He was content with his life and his daydreams until, one day, a stranger sold him a magic carpet. All fans of classic fantasy books deserve the pleasure of reading those by Diana Wynne Jones, whose acclaim included the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. As Neil Gaiman stated, she was "quite simply the best writer for children of her generation." The three books in the World of Howl are: Howl's Moving Castle Castle in the Air House of Many Ways Other beloved series from Dianna Wynne Jones include the Chronicles of Chrestomanci and the Dalemark Quartet.

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    The Land of Ingary Trilogy (includes Howl’s Moving Castle)
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN : 9780008114473
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Discover the the land of Ingary, where magic and adventure awaits... Howl’s Moving Castle is the first book in this spellbinding trilogy from ‘the Godmother of Fantasy’, Diana Wynne Jones.

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    The Obsidian Tower
  • Author : Melissa Caruso
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780356513188
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'This is a truly excellent fantasy and an epic beginning for a new trilogy' Locus One woman will either save an entire continent or completely destroy it in a captivating epic fantasy bursting with intrigue and ambition, questioned loyalties, and broken magic. 'Guard the tower, ward the stone. Find your answers writ in bone. Keep your trust through wits or war--nothing must unseal the door.' Deep within Gloamingard Castle lies a black tower. Sealed by magic, it guards a dangerous secret that has been contained for thousands of years. As Warden, Ryxander knows the warning passed down through generations: nothing must unreal the Door. But one impetuous decision will leave her with blood on her hands--and unleash a threat that could doom the world to fall to darkness. 'A must-read for lovers of high fantasy' C. L. Polk, World Fantasy Award-winning author Witchmark 'The Obsidian Tower is a masterpiece of character driven fantasy . . . I was enthralled from the first page ' Fantasy Book Review 'With this novel, Melissa Caruso solidifies herself as one of my favourite authors. The Obsidian Tower is a masterpiece of character driven fantasy . . . I was enthralled from the first page' Fantasy Book Review

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    Wizard's Castle
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : UOM:39015058710883
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fantasy
  • Howl's moving castle - Eldest of three sisters, in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared Wizard Howl. Castle in the air - Having long indulged himself in daydreams more exciting than his mundane life as a carpet merchant, Abdullah unexpectedly purchases a magic carpet and his life changes dramatically as his daydreams come true and

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    House of Leaves
  • Author : Mark Z. Danielewski
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Pages : 738
  • ISBN : 9780375420528
  • Reader Reviews : 38
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A novelistic mosaic that simultaneously reads like a thriller and like a strange, dreamlike excursion into the subconscious.” —The New York Times Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth -- musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies -- the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children. Now this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and second and third appendices. The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.

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    Enchanted Glass
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780061991936
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Aidan Cain has had the worst week of his life. His gran died, he was sent to a foster home, and now malicious beings are stalking him. There is one person Gran told Aidan to go to if he ever got into trouble—a powerful sorcerer who lives at Melstone House. But when Aidan arrives on the doorstep, he finds that the sorcerer's grandson, Andrew, has inherited the house. The good news is that Aidan can tell immediately that Andrew's brimming with magic, too—and so is everyone else at Melstone. The bad news is that Andrew doesn't remember anything his grandfather taught him. Chaos is swiftly rising, and he has no idea how to control it. A sinister neighbor is stealing power from the land, magic is leaking between realms . . . and it's only a matter of time before the Stalkers find Aidan. If Aidan and Andrew can harness their own magics, they may be able to help each other. But can they do it before the entire countryside comes apart at the seams?

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    The Way of Kings
  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 1013
  • ISBN : 9780765376671
  • Reader Reviews : 132
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery, and a woman who is desperate to save her impoverished house.

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    Fire and Hemlock
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780007387458
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the mind of a lonely, imaginative girl, who can tell where fiction ends and reality begins? An epic fantasy, spanning nine years...

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    The House of the Scorpion
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781471120381
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

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    The House of the Spirits
  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781501117015
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Trueba family embodies strong feelings. This family saga starts at the beginning of the 20th century and continues through the assassination of Allende in 1973.

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    The House on Mango Street
  • Author : Sandra Cisneros
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780345807199
  • Reader Reviews : 117
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers. “Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage ... and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one.” —The New York Times Book Review

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    A Tale of Time City
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781101567005
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A thrilling story by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin. London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the countryside, because of the war. But she is being kidnapped - out of her own time. Her kidnappers are Jonathan and Sam, two boys her own age, from a place called Time City, designed especially to oversee history. But now history is going critical, and Jonathan and Sam are convinced that Time City's impending doom can only be averted by a twentieth-century girl named Vivian Smith. Too bad they have the wrong girl. . . .

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    The Magicians of Caprona
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0749712244
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Cats
  • Read and download full book The Magicians of Caprona

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    House of Earth and Blood
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 9781635574050
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller! Sarah J. Maas's brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She'll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose-to assassinate his boss's enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he's offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City's underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion-one that could set them both free, if they'd only let it. With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom-and the power of love.

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    In Search of the Dark Ages
  • Author : Michael Wood
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781448141517
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some of the most famous names in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King Arthur, the 'once and future king', for whose riddle Wood proposes a new and surprising solution. Here too, warts and all, are the Saxon, Viking and Norman kings who laid the political foundations of England - Offa of Mercia, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, whose victory at Hastings in 1066 marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. Reflecting recent historical, textual and archaeological research, this revised edition of Michael Wood's classic book overturns preconceptions of the Dark Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain. 'With In Search of the Dark Ages, Michael Wood wrote the book for history on TV.' The Times 'Michael Wood is the maker of some of the best TV documentaries ever made on history and archaeology.' Times Literary Supplement

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    Conrad's Fate
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9780060747435
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When his uncle sends him to work at the mysterious Stallery Mansion, twelve-year-old Conrad Tesdinic overcomes his bad karma and discovers in the mansion's winecellar the source of the magic that threatens to pull his world into one of the eleven other parallel universes.

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    The Road
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780307267450
  • Reader Reviews : 1030
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

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    Redeeming Love
  • Author : Francine Rivers
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9780593193013
  • Reader Reviews : 4175
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • A favorite Christian romance classic—a tragically wounded soul, the man called to marry her, and the only love that heals all—now available in a beautiful keepsake, linen-bound edition! “A literary masterpiece, reminding us that God’s love is unconditional.”—Debbie Macomber California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does . . . the One who will never let her go. A powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea, Redeeming Love is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love.

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    Dogsbody
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781101566985
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A funny, heartbreaking, stunning book by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried - and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the planet Earth until he can carry out a seemingly impossible mission - the recovery of a deadly weapon known as the Zoi. The first lesson Sirius learns in his lowly earthly form is that humans have all the power. The second is that even though his young mistress loves him, she can't protect either of them. The third - and worst - is that someone out there will do anything to keep Sirius from finding the Zoi. Even if it means destroying Earth itself. This funny, heartbreaking, stunning book features an introduction by Neil Gaiman, an avid fan of Diana Wynne Jones.

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    Fun Home
  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0618871713
  • Reader Reviews : 1502
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

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    One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Author : Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9780060531041
  • Reader Reviews : 237
  • Genre : Fiction
  • One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

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    Archer's Goon
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780062243409
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The trouble started when Howard Sykes came home from school and found the "goon" sitting in the kitchen. He said he'd been sent by Archer. But who was Archer? It had to do with the 2,000 words that Howard's author father had failed to deliver. It soon became clear not only that Archer wanted those words, but that his wizard siblings, Hathaway, Dillian, Shine, Torquil, Erskine, and Venturus, would also go to any lengths to get them. Although each wizard ruled a section of the town, he or she was a prisoner in it. Each suspected that one of them held the secret behind the words, and that secret was the key to their freedom. Which one of them was it? The Sykes family become pawns in the wizards' fight to win their freedom, wrest control from one another, and fan out to rule the world. Diana Wynne Jones skillfully guides the reader through a riveting, twisty plot, with satisfying surprises at every amazing turn. An exciting science fiction adventure where, happily, nothing is what it first seems to be.

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    The Five Love Languages
  • Author : Garry Chapman
  • Publisher : Northfield Press
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 8186775099
  • Reader Reviews : 3122
  • Genre : Communication in marriage
  • Explores the all-important languages of love, helping each partner discover which actions are interpreted by the other as loving and affirming, and which as indifferent and demeaning. With study guide.

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    When Marnie Was There (Essential Modern Classics)
  • Author : Joan G. Robinson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9780007586868
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Anna hasn’t a friend in the world – until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn’t all she seems... A major motion picture adaptation by Studio Ghibli, creators of SPIRITED AWAY and ARRIETTY.

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    A House for Mr Biswas
  • Author : V. S. Naipaul
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 1529077192
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, A House for Mr Biswas is V. S. Naipaul's best-loved novel.

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    The Art of Howl's Moving Castle
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1421500493
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • An in-depth look at the concept and artwork of the movie features a collection of concept sketches, fully rendered character and background drawing, paintings and cell images, along with interviews and comments from the production staff and director.

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    Charmed Life
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780061756337
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A bewitching comic fantasy by a master of the supernatural Cat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.

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    How Many Ways Can You Say Goodbye?
  • Author : Refiloe Moahloli
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781485900931
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After Sara and her friends had an exciting journey in a hot air balloon to see the country and find out how to say ‘hello’ in How Many Ways Can You Say Hello?, they are making a return trip across South Africa to see more sights and to drop off the friends, one by one. As they do so, they also need to find out how to say ‘goodbye’ to one another in all of the country’s 11 official languages. But just as Sara starts to feel sad, she discovers that ‘goodbye’ can be the start of something new, something wonderful. Join her and find this out for yourself too. This is another delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations, and a must for all young South African children. And if parents/grandparents/carers aren’t sure how to pronounce ‘goodbye’ in all 11 official languages, there is a digital link of the text, narrated by the author herself, to guide with authentic pronunciation.

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    The Anarchist Cookbook
  • Author : William Powell
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781387589661
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

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    What If? 2
  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9780525537113
  • Reader Reviews : 3766
  • Genre : Humor
  • AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "The questions throughout What If? 2 are equal parts brilliant, gross, and wonderfully absurd and the answers are thorough, deeply researched, and great fun. . . . Science isn’t easy, but in Munroe’s capable hands, it surely can be fun." —TIME The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the Moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist. Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Munroe consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airliner catapult–design to answer his readers’ questions, clearly and concisely, with illuminating and occasionally terrifying illustrations. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.

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    Brave Girl
  • Author : Michelle Markel
  • Publisher : Balzer + Bray
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0061804428
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • An engagingly illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New York's garment district. 25,000 first printing.

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    The Odds of You and Me
  • Author : Cecilia Galante
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062434869
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the vein of Meg Donohue and Sarah Jio, Cecilia Galante’s second novel delivers the powerful story of one young woman who’s faced with an impossible choice—one that could have her making the biggest mistake of her life. Thirteen days. That’s all Bernadette, “Bird,” Sincavage has left to go until she’s done with her probation and can be free again. Free from making payments to the supermarket she wrote bad checks to. Free from living at home with her overzealous mother who’s constantly nagging her about attending church again. Free to give her four-year-old son, Angus, the normal life he deserves. Her impending freedom and move to Moon Lake, where she’s plunked down a deposit on a brand new apartment, is so close she can almost taste it. What trouble could she possibly get into in just thirteen days? But trouble does follow in the form of James Rittenhouse—someone she worked with a few years ago. At first, Bird is stunned to see James make the evening news when he’s arrested for assaulting someone in a local bar. But that’s nothing compared to the shock she gets when she discovers James hiding out in an abandoned church choir loft. Somehow he escaped police custody, broke his leg, and got his hand on a gun, which he’s now pointing at her. Although Bird doesn’t tell anyone she saw James, there’s no way she’s helping him. She can’t screw up her probation or her second chance for a new future. And she has her son’s welfare to think about. Still. If only she could stop thinking about the terrified look in James’ eyes and the fact that he’s hurt. If only she could forget that once, long ago, James helped her out, and she owes him a debt like no other. Will Bird jeopardize her future for someone who helped her out in the past? A past that holds secrets she’s not quite sure she’s ready to face? Or will she turn a blind eye and learn to live with the consequences?

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    House of many ways
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780007275694
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book House of many ways

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    Howl's Moving Castle
  • Author : Hayao Miyazaki
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1417697261
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Sophie tries to escape the Witch of the West by hiding out in the moving castle of the feared wizard Howl, only to find that Howl is far different than his reputation and it is up to her be strong in the coming war when Howl is threatened.

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    Mixed Magics (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 5)
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780007389025
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Glorious rejacket of the story collection set in the worlds of Chrestomanci.

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    Eight Days of Luke
  • Author : Diana Wynne Jones
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780062244536
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Just kindle a flame and I'll be with you." It's summer vacation, but David's miserably stuck with his unpleasant relatives. Then a strange boy named Luke turns up, charming and fun, joking that David has released him from a prison. Or is he joking? He certainly seems to have strange powers, and control over fire . . . Luke has family problems of his own, and some very dark secrets. And when David agrees to a bargain with the mysterious Mr. Wedding, he finds himself in a dangerous hunt for a lost treasure, one that will determine Luke's fate!

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    My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel
  • Author : Tsugiko Kubo
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1421561204
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • One of Studio Ghibli’s most beloved classics, Totoro celebrates its 25th anniversary! The beloved animation classic by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro is now retold in novel form. This prestige, hardcover edition features original illustrations by Miyazaki himself, accompanying a story written by veteran children's book author Tsugiko Kubo. Sure to delight both existing fans and new readers! Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds--and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another.