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Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9781599909202
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twelve-year-old Ananka Fishbein discovers an underground room in the park across from her New York City apartment and meets a mysterious girl called Kiki Strike, who claims that she, too, wants to explore the subterranean world.

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    Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9781599907963
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • With Oona taking the lead this time, the latest adventures follow the Irregulars as they protect New York City and its secret underground world, doing battle along the way with Manhattan's gangsters, rodents, diamond merchants, society figures, and assorted forces of evil. Some of the Irregulars will have to come to terms with deadly secrets from their own pasts, and each of the girls will find her unusual skills and her friendships put to the ultimate test.

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    Kiki Strike: The Darkness Dwellers
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 9781599909561
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • First they ventured deep under New York to save the city itself. Then things got personal as the Irregulars ventured into a haunted mansion in Chinatown to uncover an evil twin. Now, in the third installment of bestselling author Kirsten Miller's Kiki Strike series, this delightful group of delinquent geniuses jump feet first into a fast-paced international pursuit, going underground in Paris to pursue a pair of treacherous royals who have killed Kiki's parents. With a dash of romance, a fresh take on good manners, and loads of butt-kicking bravery, Kiki, Betty, Ananka and the other Irregulars sharpen their amazing skills in this highly anticipated new adventure.

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    Among the Hidden
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780689848070
  • Reader Reviews : 206
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows—does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

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    Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9781599909219
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Fourteen-year-olds Ananka Fishbein, Kiki Strike, and the other Irregulars encounter a Chinese mummy, a ghost, trained squirrels, and old enemies as they try to stop an art forgery ring and safeguard the secret streets hidden beneath New York City.

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    Don't Tell a Soul
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9780525581239
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Stay up all night with this modern day Rebecca! Perfect for fans of Truly Devious--a haunting story about a new girl in an old town filled with dark secrets . . . that might just kill her. People say the house is cursed. It preys on the weakest, and young women are its favorite victims. In Louth, they're called the Dead Girls. All Bram wanted was to disappear--from her old life, her family's past, and from the scandal that continues to haunt her. The only place left to go is Louth, the tiny town on the Hudson River where her uncle, James, has been renovating an old mansion. But James is haunted by his own ghosts. Months earlier, his beloved wife died in a fire that people say was set by her daughter. The tragedy left James a shell of the man Bram knew--and destroyed half the house he'd so lovingly restored. The manor is creepy, and so are the locals. The people of Louth don't want outsiders like Bram in their town, and with each passing day she's discovering that the rumors they spread are just as disturbing as the secrets they hide. Most frightening of all are the legends they tell about the Dead Girls. Girls whose lives were cut short in the very house Bram now calls home. The terrifying reality is that the Dead Girls may have never left the manor. And if Bram looks too hard into the town's haunted past, she might not either.

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    The Shadow of the Wind
  • Author : Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : 9780143126393
  • Reader Reviews : 68
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. Z is for Zafón. Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in what he finds in the “cemetery of lost books,” a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.

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    In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower
  • Author : Davarian L Baldwin
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781568588919
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Across America, universities have become big businesses—and our cities their company towns. But there is a cost to those who live in their shadow. Urban universities play an outsized role in America’s cities. They bring diverse ideas and people together and they generate new innovations. But they also gentrify neighborhoods and exacerbate housing inequality in an effort to enrich their campuses and attract students. They maintain private police forces that target the Black and Latinx neighborhoods nearby. They become the primary employers, dictating labor practices and suppressing wages. In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower takes readers from Hartford to Chicago and from Phoenix to Manhattan, revealing the increasingly parasitic relationship between universities and our cities. Through eye-opening conversations with city leaders, low-wage workers tending to students’ needs, and local activists fighting encroachment, scholar Davarian L. Baldwin makes clear who benefits from unchecked university power—and who is made vulnerable. In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower is a wake-up call to the reality that higher education is no longer the ubiquitous public good it was once thought to be. But as Baldwin shows, there is an alternative vision for urban life, one that necessitates a more equitable relationship between our cities and our universities.

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    Shadow City
  • Author : Taran Khan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781473553507
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Travel
  • 'A fabulous piece of writing . . . I recommend it unreservedly' WILLIAM DALRYMPLE 'A brilliant book' CHRISTINA LAMB, author of Farewell Kabul One of the first things I was told when I arrived in Kabul was never to walk... When journalist Taran Khan arrives in Kabul, she uncovers a place that defies her expectations. Her wanderings with other Kabulis reveal a fragile city in a state of flux: stricken by near-constant war, but flickering with the promise of peace; governed by age-old codes but experimenting with new modes of living. Her walks take her to the unvisited tombs of the dead, and to the land of the living - like the booksellers, archaeologists, film-makers and entrepreneurs who are remaking this 3,000-year-old city. And as NATO troops begin to withdraw from the country, Khan watches the cycle of transformation begin again. **Winner of the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award 2021** **Winner of the Tata Literature Live First Book Award for Non-Fiction 2020** 'Powerfully evocative' Kapka Kassabova 'A wonderful journey' Atiq Rahimi 'Khan illuminates Kabul's life-affirming humanity' TLS

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    OtherEarth
  • Author : Jason Segel,Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781101939390
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One! The second book in the fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller is perfect for fans of HBO's Westworld. Simon would have done anything to save his best friend after a mysterious accident almost killed her--including follow her into a virtual world. And what he and Kat discovered there was more terrifying than anything they could have ever imagined. The world's largest tech corporation, the Company, is using unwitting hospital patients to test a device that lets VR be experienced with all five senses. The technology is so advanced that it's deadly. Now the Company is hunting Simon and Kat while war rages in Otherworld, the virtual world it created. Determined to destroy the coporation, Simon and Kat must join forces with a hacker, a gangster, and a digital entity. But as they battle to save two worlds, they uncover an all-new threat to our world: the Company's latest creation, an augmented-reality game called OtherEarth. Not only does OtherEarth kill, it has the power to erase the line between what's real and what's fantasy. Praise for the Last Reality series: A New York Times bestseller "A potent commentary on how much we're willing to give up to the lure of technology." --EW.com "Full of high stakes, thrillers, and fantastic twists and turns, fans of Ready Player One are sure to love this addictive read." --BuzzFeed "An engaging VR cautionary tale." --The A.V. Club "A fantastic journey from start to finish." --Hypable

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    A Shadow in Summer
  • Author : Daniel Abraham
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781429910156
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From debut author Daniel Abraham comes A Shadow in Summer, the first book in the Long Price Quartet fantasy series. The powerful city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and culture, a major center of commerce and trade. Its economy depends on the power of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat bound to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for life. Enter the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht, though, has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity. If they can dispose of Heshai, Seedless's bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the entire city will fall. With secret forces inside the city, the Galts prepare to enact their terrible plan. In the middle is Otah, a simple laborer with a complex past. Recruited to act as a bodyguard for his girlfriend's boss at a secret meeting, he inadvertently learns of the Galtish plot. Otah finds himself as the sole hope of Saraykeht, either he stops the Galts, or the whole city and everyone in it perishes forever. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    OtherLife
  • Author : Jason Segel,Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781101939437
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One with the third book in the fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that's perfect for fans of HBO's Westworld. Simon, Kat, Busara, and Elvis are on the run with the tech super-villains at the Company hot on their heels. The new VR gaming experience created by the Company, OtherEarth, will change how the world experiences gaming. Paired with the hardware the Company developed, it has the potential to alter our reality forever. The Company is on its way to becoming the world's newest superpower. And Simon is determined to shut them down forever. But to do that, he'll have to survive OtherLife--the next phase of gaming, and a complete reality reboot.

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    The Shadow in the Moon
  • Author : Christina Matula
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781632895639
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A unique blend of traditional folklore and contemporary customs brings the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to life. Two sisters and their grandmother celebrate a popular Chinese holiday with family. Their favorite part? Mooncakes, of course--along with Ah-ma's story of the ancient Chinese tale of Hou Yi, a brave young archer, and his wife, Chang'E. A long, long time ago, Hou Yi rescued the earth from the heat of ten suns. The Immortals rewarded him with a magic potion that could let him live in the sky with them forever. But when a thief tries to steal the potion, what will Chang'E do to keep it out of dangerous hands? The sisters are mesmerized by Ah-ma's retelling and the fact that the very mooncakes they enjoy each holiday are a symbol of this legend's bravest soul.

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    Shadow and Bone
  • Author : Leigh Bardugo
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9781250027436
  • Reader Reviews : 212
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken to become the protegâe of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

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    A Shadow in the Ember
  • Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Publisher : Blue Box Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781952457487
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns with book one of the all-new, compelling Flesh and Fire series—set in the beloved Blood and Ash world. Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort. However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love, become his weakness, and then…end him. If she fails, she dooms her kingdom to a slow demise at the hands of the Rot. Sera has always known what she is. Chosen. Consort. Assassin. Weapon. A specter never fully formed yet drenched in blood. A monster. Until him. Until the Primal of Death’s unexpected words and deeds chase away the darkness gathering inside her. And his seductive touch ignites a passion she’s never allowed herself to feel and cannot feel for him. But Sera has never had a choice. Either way, her life is forfeit—it always has been, as she has been forever touched by Life and Death.

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    The Shadow Rising
  • Author : Robert Jordan
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9781429960199
  • Reader Reviews : 50
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! In The Shadow Rising, the fourth novel in Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, Rand al’Thor now wields the sword Callandor. He is both the Champion of Light and the Dragon Reborn. Now, he seeks answers to another prophecy that lies with the warrior people known as the Aiel to put him on the path of learning how to wield the One Power. Accompanied by Moiraine Damodred, Rand arrives at the Aiel Waste and is granted permission by the Wise Ones to enter the sacred city of Rhuidean. After passing through a doorframe ter'angreal, Moiraine gains foresight while the Aiel await Rand's return, either with both arms marked by dragon symbols, validating his identity as He Who Comes With the Dawn, the Chief of Chiefs of all the Aiel—or to never emerge at all. Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    The Change
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : HQ
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 000849469X
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'A roar of rage, a pacy page-turner, I loved it with all my broken heart. Read it. You'll love it' Marian Keyes 'I loved this wild mystery about a group of midlife women who have just about had enough. I couldn't put it down' Erin Kelly 'A feminist thriller for our times' Nina Pottell, Prima 'A propulsive plot and characters that roar off the page, this is a novel that's unafraid to take on societal misogyny while being satirical and even funny at the same time' Guardian 'An addictive, fast-paced crime novel like nothing you've ever read before' Red magazine * * * Nessa: The Seeker Jo: The Protector Harriett: The Punisher With newfound powers the time has come to take matters into their own hands... Widowed Nessa lives alone in her house near the ocean. In the quiet hours, she hears voices belonging to the dead - who will only speak to her. On the cusp of fifty Harriett's marriage and career imploded, but her life is far from over - in fact, she's undergone a stunning metamorphosis. Jo spent years at war with her body. The rage that arrived with menopause felt like the last straw - until she discovers she's able to channel it. Guided by voices only Nessa can hear, the trio discover the abandoned body of a teenage girl. The police have written off the victim. But the women have not. Their own investigations lead to more bodies, and a world of wealth where the rules don't apply - and the realisation that laws are designed to protect villains, not the vulnerable. Now three women will avenge the innocent and punish the guilty. IT'S TIME. * * * Readers and authors are GRIPPED by The Change: 'A proper smash-the-patriarchy read with tension and a compelling plot to boot . . . Loved it' Harriet Tyce 'An exceptionally well-written, vivid, and powerful piece of work' Reader review, 'Powerful and original' Tammy Cohen 'STUNNING! Feminist writing at its absolute best. 10 stars' Reader review,

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    Sword and Citadel
  • Author : Gene Wolfe
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 1857987004
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fantasy fiction, American
  • Recently voted the greatest fantasy of all time, after The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun is an extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, on an Earth transformed in mysterious and wondrous ways, in a time when our present culture is no longer even a memory. Severian, the central character, is a torturer, exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his victims, and journeying to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est. This edition contains the second two volumes of this four volume novel, The Sword of the Lictor and The Citadel of the Autarch.

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    Kiki Strike: The Darkness Dwellers
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 9781599907369
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : JUVENILE FICTION
  • In the third installment of the Kiki Strike series, delinquent geniuses Kiki, Betty, Ananka and the other Irregulars jump feet first into a fast-paced international adventure, going underground in Paris to pursue a pair of treacherous royals who have killed Kiki's parents.

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    The Shadow Master
  • Author : Craig Cormick
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780857665164
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a land riven with plague, inside the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control: the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist of his generation. And when two star-crossed lovers, one from either house, threaten the status quo, a third, shadowy power – one that forever seems a step ahead of all of the familial warring – plots and schemes, and bides its time, ready for the moment to attack... Assassination; ancient, impossible machines; torture and infamy – just another typical day in paradise. File Under: Fantasy [ Wherefore Art Thou | Fathers of Invention | Unexpected Journeys | Secrets & Lies ]

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    The City Inside
  • Author : Samit Basu
  • Publisher : Tordotcom
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781250827494
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A highly anticipated 2022 release for Polygon | The Washington Post | The Nerd Daily | BookBub | The Philadelphia Inquirer | The Portalist | Tor.com The City Inside, a near-future epic by the internationally celebrated Samit Basu, pulls no punches as it comes for your anxieties about society, government, the environment, and our world at large—yet never loses sight of the hopeful potential of the future. “They'd known the end times were coming but hadn’t known they’d be multiple choice.” Joey is a Reality Controller in near-future Delhi. Her job is to supervise the multimedia multi-reality livestreams of Indi, one of South Asia’s fastest rising online celebrities—who also happens to be her college ex. Joey’s job gives her considerable culture power, but she’s too caught up in day-to-day crisis handling to see this, or to figure out what she wants from her life. Rudra is a recluse estranged from his wealthy and powerful family, now living in an impoverished immigrant neighborhood. When his father’s death pulls him back into his family’s orbit, an impulsive job offer from Joey becomes his only escape from the life he never wanted. But as Joey and Rudra become enmeshed in multiple conspiracies, their lives start to spin out of control—complicated by dysfunctional relationships, corporate loyalty, and the never-ending pressures of surveillance capitalism. When a bigger picture begins to unfold, they must each decide how to do the right thing in a world where simply maintaining the status quo feels like an accomplishment. Ultimately, resistance will not—cannot—take the same shape for these two very different people. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Hairy Maclary Treasury
  • Author : Lynley Dodd
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 0143309013
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • A collection of ten stories featuring the mischief and mayhem of Hairy Maclary.

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    Otherworld
  • Author : Jason Segel,Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781101939352
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “Full of high stakes, thrillers, and fantastic twists and turns, fans of Ready Player One are sure to love this addictive read.” —BuzzFeed “A potent commentary on how much we’re willing to give up to the lure of technology.” —EW "A fantastic journey from start to finish." —Hypable New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller imagine a world in which you can leave your body behind and give in to your greatest desires in the first book in a fast-paced trilogy perfect for fans of the hit HBO show Westworld and anyone interested in the terrifying possibilities of the future of technology. That’s how Otherworld traps you. It introduces you to sensations you’d never be able to feel in real life. You discover what’s been missing—because it’s taboo or illegal or because you lack the guts to do it for real. And when you find out what’s missing, it’s almost impossible to let it go again. There are no screens. There are no controls. You don’t just see and hear it—you taste, smell, and touch it too. In this new reality, there are no laws to break or rules to obey. You can live your best life. Indulge every desire. This is Otherworld—a virtual reality game so addictive you’ll never want it to end. And Simon has just discovered that for some, it might not. The frightening future that Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller have imagined is not far away. Otherworld asks the question we'll all soon be asking: if technology can deliver everything we want, how much are we willing to pay? “An engaging VR cautionary tale.” —The A.V. Club "[A] fast-paced adventure." —Publishers Weekly "Authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller keep the action nonstop.” —Shelf Awareness

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    The Empress's Tomb
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury UK
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 0747589615
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Adventure stories
  • Join the Irregulars for more underworld and underground adventures in Manhattan - this time Oona is leading the pack!

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    Kiki Strike
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Children's
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 1741661595
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fantasy fiction, American
  • Ananka Fishbein goes underground into the secret city below the streets of Manhattan.

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    Everything You Need to Know When You Are 8
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Amulet Books
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1419742302
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Advises the reader on many aspects of being eight, from how to make rubber cement boogers to how to smell delightful or where to hunt for fairies and gnomes.

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    Everything You Need to Know When You Are 9
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Amulet Books
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1419742329
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Advises the reader on many aspects of being nine, from how to handle ghosts and monsters to how to help someone who is choking.

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    Cairo
  • Author : John Miller,Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books (CA)
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 0811804925
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 'The night scene in the city is very striking for its vastness and loneliness. Everybody has gone to rest long before ten o'clock. There are no lights in the enormous buildings; only the stars blazing above, with their astonishing brilliancy, in the blue, peaceful sky.

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    Everything You Need to Know When You Are 10
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Amulet Books
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1419746685
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Rule age 10 with the earth-shattering secrets and must-know tips they won't teach you in school What's the best gift for a kid who's turned 10? Everything they need to know! Ten is a major year in every kid's life. It's when they finally reach double digits--and that means more freedom and responsibility. It also means there's a ton of stuff to learn, and some of it's pretty important. Inside this hilarious handbook is the information kids need to make 10 one of the best years of their lives--from the fun to the serious to the downright disgusting.

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    The City of Good Death
  • Author : Priyanka Champaneri
  • Publisher : Restless Books
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781632062543
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Priyanka Champaneri’s transcendent debut novel brings us inside India’s holy city of Banaras, where the manager of a death hostel shepherds the dying who seek the release of a good death, while his own past refuses to let him go. Banaras, Varanasi, Kashi: India’s holy city on the banks of the Ganges has many names but holds one ultimate promise for Hindus. It is the place where pilgrims come for a good death, to be released from the cycle of reincarnation by purifying fire. As the dutiful manager of a death hostel in Kashi, Pramesh welcomes the dying and assists families bound for the funeral pyres that burn constantly on the ghats. The soul is gone, the body is burnt, the time is past, he tells them. Detach. After ten years in the timeless city, Pramesh can nearly persuade himself that here, there is no past or future. He lives contentedly at the death hostel with his wife, Shobha, their young daughter, Rani, the hostel priests, his hapless but winning assistant, and the constant flow of families with their dying. But one day the past arrives in the lifeless form of a man pulled from the river—a man with an uncanny resemblance to Pramesh. Called “twins” in their childhood village, he and his cousin Sagar are inseparable until Pramesh leaves to see the outside world and Sagar stays to tend the land. After Pramesh marries Shobha, defying his family’s wishes, a rift opens up between the cousins that he has long since tried to forget. Do not look back. Detach. But for Shobha, Sagar’s reemergence casts a shadow over the life she’s built for her family. Soon, an unwelcome guest takes up residence in the death hostel, the dying mysteriously continue to live, and Pramesh is forced to confront his own ideas about death, rebirth, and redemption. Told in lush, vivid detail and with an unforgettable cast of characters, The City of Good Death is a remarkable debut novel of family and love, memory and ritual, and the ways in which we honor the living and the dead. PRAISE FOR THE CITY OF GOOD DEATH “In Champaneri’s ambitious, vivid debut, the dying come to the holy city of Kashi to die a good death that frees them from the burden of reincarnation…. In sharp prose, Champaneri explores the power of stories—those the characters tell themselves, those told about them, and those they believe. . . . This epic, magical story of death teems with life.” —Publishers Weekly “Brimming with characters whose lives overlap and whose stories interweave, Champaneri’s exquisite debut delves into the consequences of the past, and how stories that are told can become reality even when they contain barely a shred of truth. As Pramesh discovers, the bitterness of past wounds can bring hope for redemption and life.” —Bridget Thoreson, Booklist “Lush prose evokes the thick, close atmosphere of Kashi and the intricate religious practices upon which life and death depend. Rumor and superstition hold sway over even the most level-headed people, twisting what’s explainable into something extraordinary—with tragic consequences. . . . The City of Good Death is a breathtaking, unforgettable novel about how remembering the past is just as important as moving on.” —Eileen Gonzalez, Foreword Reviews, Starred Review "Champaneri’s Kashi is teeming and vivid . . . the book frequently charms, and it's as full of humor, warmth, and mystery as Kashi’s own marketplace." —Kirkus Reviews “The City of Good Death is the debut novel of Priyanka Champaneri but it has the confidence of a master storyteller. Drawing on the rich literary traditions of Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy, Champaneri’s epic saga will satisfy armchair travelers thirsty for adventure, and sick of looking out their windows.” —Chicago Review of Books "In intricate detail and with remarkable skill, Champaneri writes a powerful tale about the pull of the past and our aching need to understand the mysteries and misunderstandings that thwart our relationships. An atmospheric and immersive debut with a rich cast of characters you won’t soon forget." —Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop

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    All You Desire
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN : 1595144722
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Haven must infiltrate the Ouroboros Society, charm Adam Rosier, and lure him into a trap, a plan the group known as the Horae believe will save the world--but Haven and Iain fear that it may destroy the happiness they've been chasing.

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    The Man Without a Shadow
  • Author : Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062416117
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives—love. In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the attractive, charismatic Elihu Hoopes—the “man without a shadow”—whose devastated memory, unable to store new experiences or to retrieve the old, will make him the most famous and most studied amnesiac in history. Over the course of the next thirty years, Margot herself becomes famous for her experiments with E. H.—and inadvertently falls in love with him, despite the ethical ambiguity of their affair, and though he remains forever elusive and mysterious to her, haunted by mysteries of the past. The Man Without a Shadow tracks the intimate, illicit relationship between Margot and Eli, as scientist and subject embark upon an exploration of the labyrinthine mysteries of the human brain. Where does “memory” reside? Where is “love”? Is it possible to love an individual who cannot love you, who cannot “remember” you from one meeting to the next? Made vivid by her exceptional eye for detail and her keen insight into the human psyche, The Man Without A Shadow is a unique story of forbidden love, a kind of secret, evolving marriage, depicted in Joyce Carol Oates’s tight, impassioned prose. It is an uncanny, ambitious, and structurally complex novel that penetrates the mind and illuminates the heart.

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    Nightmares!
  • Author : Jason Segel,Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780385744263
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and co-author [Kirsten] Miller."—Publishers Weekly The hilariously frightening, middle-grade novel Nightmares! is a Texas Bluebonnet nominee and the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town. Charlie Laird has several problems. 1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch. 2. He had to move into her purple mansion—the creepiest place in Cypress Creek. 3. He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap. What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good. Praise for the Nightmares! Series: Nightmares! (Bk 1) is a Texas Bluebonnet Nominee "Charlie Laird, who learns fear will eat you alive if you feed it, makes an impression, and...readers will want to accompany him again."—The New York Times Book Review "A touching comical saga...about facing things that go bump in the night."—US Weekly "Comical antics, cartoonish spot illustrations, and creepy villains make for quite an entertaining read."—Booklist "Succeeds at scaring and amusing in equal measure . . . Sweet, charming, and imaginative."—Kirkus Reviews "An engaging and creative story...woven with a generous amount [of] humor."—VOYA "There's humor and a fairly high ick-factor."—School Library Journal "Cleverly crafted...This novel presents just the right mix of 'scary and humorous.'"—ILA Literacy Daily

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    The Shadow of El Centro
  • Author : Jessica Ordaz
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9781469662480
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Bounded by desert and mountains, El Centro, California, is isolated and difficult to reach. However, its location close to the border between San Diego and Yuma, Arizona, has made it an important place for Mexican migrants attracted to the valley's agricultural economy. In 1945, it also became home to the El Centro Immigration Detention Camp. The Shadow of El Centro tells the story of how that camp evolved into the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service Processing Center of the 2000s and became a national model for detaining migrants—a place where the policing of migration, the racialization of labor, and detainee resistance coalesced. Using government correspondence, photographs, oral histories, and private documents, Jessica Ordaz reveals the rise and transformation of migrant detention through this groundbreaking history of one detention camp. The story shows how the U.S. detention system was built to extract labor, to discipline, and to control migration, and it helps us understand the long and shadowy history of how immigration officials went from detaining a few thousand unauthorized migrants during the 1940s to confining hundreds of thousands of people by the end of the twentieth century. Ordaz also uncovers how these detained migrants have worked together to create transnational solidarities and innovative forms of resistance.

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    The Shadow of What Was Lost
  • Author : James Islington
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9780316552745
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Love The Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favorite series." --B&N SF & Fantasy Blog A young man with forbidden magic finds himself drawn into an ancient war against a dangerous enemy in book one of the Licanius Trilogy, the series that fans are heralding as the next Wheel of Time. As destiny calls, a journey begins. It has been twenty years since the godlike Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them -- the Gifted -- are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion's Four Tenets, vastly limiting their powers. As a Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden power of the Augurs, he and his friends Wirr and Asha set into motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian's wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is... And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated begins to stir. The Licanius Trilogy is a series readers will have a hard time putting down--a relentless coming-of-age epic from the very first page. "Storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire."-- Guardian The Licanius TrilogyThe Shadow of What Was LostAn Echo of Things to ComeThe Light of All That Falls

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    The Eternal Ones
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781101460030
  • Reader Reviews : 64
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Haven Moore can't control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother's house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was. In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves, before all is lost and the cycle begins again.

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    The Shadow Society
  • Author : Marie Rutkoski
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780374349059
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Darcy Jones knows little about her past except that she was abandoned outside a Chicago firehouse at age five, but when the mysterious Conn arrives at her high school, she begins to discover things about her past that she is not sure she likes.

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    The Red Wolf
  • Author : Margaret Shannon
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780547562278
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Roselupin has had quite enough of being locked away in her tower room. Her father the king thinks he needs to protect her from the wild and dangerous world outside, but Roselupin knows better. So when she receives a mysterious gift on her seventh birthday, Roselupin uses it as her ticket out of the tower and into the woods, where she howls and dances all day long—and surprises the kingdom folk right out of their socks. Twice.

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    The Light Inside the Shadow
  • Author : Michelle Anderson,Julia Reynolds,Joanne Allen
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9781921934162
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  • Genre : Poetry
  • You are not alone! BlueBoard is an online community for people concerned about mental health problems including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating disorders, borderline personality and related disorders. There are forums for people working on their own recovery and for friends and family members. The aim of BlueBoard is to enable people to reach out and both offer and receive help. BlueBoard is free, anonymous and available at any time from around the world. The delivery of BlueBoard is supported by funding from the Australian Department of Hea