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The Other Side of the Island
  • Author : Allegra Goodman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781101057162
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A gripping and beautifully written dystopian page-turner from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist ALLEGRA GOODMAN. In the eighteenth glorious year of Enclosure, long after The Flood, a young girl named Honor moves with her parents to Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life on the tropical island is peaceful—there is no sadness and no visible violence in this world. Earth Mother and her Corporation have created New Weather. The sky is always blue and it almost never rains. Every family fits into its rightful, orderly, and predictable place… Except Honor’s. Her family does not follow the rules. They ignore curfew, sing songs, and do not pray to Earth Mother. Honor doesn’t fit in with the other children at the Old Colony School. Then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart who slowly helps her uncover a terrible secret about the Island: Sooner or later, those who do not fit disappear, and they don’t ever come back. Honor knows her family could be next, and when the unthinkable happens, she must make the dangerous journey to the Other Side of the Island—before Earth Mother comes for her too…

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    Lord of the Flies
  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0399501487
  • Reader Reviews : 2903
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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    Gilligan's Dreams
  • Author : Dreama Denver
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1479320005
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • For almost 30 years I was married to the man the rest of the world knew as Gilligan. Almost five decades of reruns have made his television character iconic, but the Bob Denver I knew and loved was legendary to me for his courage, his commitment to his severely autistic son and his love for the wife of his dreams, maybe the reason he called me Dreams. Devoting the last 21 years of his life to our son Colin speaks volumes about Bob Denver, the man. Our love story is one for the ages. Anyone who knew us in our years together will tell you that. Our devotion to each other and to Colin was complete, and the courage of this man during the last six months of his life exemplifies the definition of the word. This is the story of a man and woman who made vows to each other and kept them. This is the story of parents facing the challenge of autism together, never wavering in their love for each other or their son. This is the story of Bob and me, two imperfect people who fit perfectly together. Losing Bob was the hardest thing I've ever faced, but his love left me stronger, more focused and in the end, able to survive even when I thought I couldn't. Being loved by this man was the greatest gift of my life. For every challenge we faced and every minute we spent together, I love you, Bob Denver.

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    The Other Side of Infamy
  • Author : Jim Downing
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9781631467448
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  • Genre : Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • Place of publication transcribed from publisher's website.

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    The Other Side
  • Author : Istvan Banyai
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 0811846083
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Readers can embark on an incredible visual journey that introduces them to various perspectives and points of view, daring them to discover what is on the other side of each image.

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    The Other Side of the Wall
  • Author : Amy Ephron
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9781984813299
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this new adventure with Tess and Max, internationally bestselling author Amy Ephron takes readers to London at Christmastime, where a new fantastical journey awaits. It's Christmas break and Tess and Max are in London, staying at the posh Sanborn House with their Aunt Evie. As they wait for their parents to arrive, there is an unusual snowstorm that makes the city seem as if it's caught in a snow globe. Perfect weather for an adventure in Hyde Park. But when Max, Tess, and Aunt Evie leave to search for a cab, they find a horse and carriage and driver curiously waiting for them at the curb. And that's just the beginning... Soon Tess is charmed by a mysterious boy named Colin who lives at the hotel all year round--on the 8th floor. But Max is sure the elevator only had 7 floors the day before. And how come everyone at the hotel seems to ignore Colin? Things seem to get stranger and stranger. There's a 1920s costume party in Colin's parents' apartment. A marble that seems to be more than it appears. And a shadow that passes mysteriously by Tess and Max's hotel window. Tess wants to figure out what's going on, but finds only more questions: Is it just a coincidence that Colin's last name is Sanborn, the same as the hotel? Why does the cat's-eye marble look eerily similar to the crystal at the top of their hotel room key? And, most importantly, what happened in that hotel one Christmas long, long ago? In this mysterious story sprinkled with holiday enchantment, Amy Ephron transports readers into the magic of London at wintertime, where it's just possible that what seems imaginary is real, and your wishes might come true. Praise for The Other Side of the Wall: "Tess especially follows in that lineage of strong, intelligent female characters – a sort of Lucy Pevensie/Hermione Granger hybrid who is a leader, who believes in magic." —Teen Vogue "Another time-bending mystery . . . nicely paced, starting slow and accelerating to breakneck speed by the end. This story is both charming and vaguely creepy." —School Library Journal “Ephron renders this magical world with such assertive beauty that readers of all ages, who are fortunate enough to believe in the power of magic, will enjoy immersing themselves in the roller-coaster fun of these stories, and come to trust, even if for a short time, that in this ‘alternate universe’ it is possible for us to come together and ‘touch the sky.’” —Jewish Journal "A very entertaining middle-grade read [that] will captivate and entice you to read more....This is a good old classic family adventure that you will want to both read and own." —Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books

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    The Haunting of Vancouver Island
  • Author : Shanon Sinn
  • Publisher : TouchWood Editions
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9781771512442
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • A compelling investigation into supernatural events and local lore on Vancouver Island. Vancouver Island is known worldwide for its arresting natural beauty, but those who live here know that it is also imbued with a palpable supernatural energy. Researcher Shanon Sinn found his curiosity piqued by stories of mysterious sightings on the island—ghosts, sasquatches, sea serpents—but he was disappointed in the sensational and sometimes disrespectful way they were being retold or revised. Acting on his desire to transform these stories from unsubstantiated gossip to thoroughly researched accounts, Sinn uncovered fascinating details, identified historical inconsistencies, and now retells these encounters as accurately as possible. Investigating 25 spellbinding tales that wind their way from the south end of the island to the north, Sinn explored hauntings in cities, in the forest, and on isolated logging roads. In addition to visiting castles, inns, and cemeteries, he followed the trail of spirits glimpsed on mountaintops, beaches, and water, and visited Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island and the Schooner Restaurant in Tofino to personally scrutinize reports of hauntings. Featuring First Nations stories from each of the three Indigenous groups who call Vancouver Island home—the Coast Salish, the Nuu-chah-nulth, and the Kwakwaka’wakw—the book includes an interview with Hereditary Chief James Swan of Ahousaht.

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    The Other Side of Nowhere
  • Author : Stephen Johnston
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Egmont
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781743582275
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • One hell of a summer holiday. When Johnno and his friends survive the freak storm that rips apart their yacht, they're just glad to be alive. That is, until reality hits: they've washed up on an uninhabited island with few supplies, no phone and no way to get home. The situation becomes even more desperate when the four teenagers discover they are not alone on the island. There's a hideout where men with guns are covering up a dark secret that they will protect at any cost. With nowhere to run, Johnno and his friends are forced into a dangerous game with the criminals as they fight to save one of their own. The Other Side of Nowhere is a dangerous place to be when you’re hungry, trapped, and being hunted.

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    Shipwreck
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 0439164567
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.

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    The Other Side of Midnight
  • Author : Sidney Sheldon
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780062015600
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Other Side of Midnight is Sidney Sheldon at his best. This page-turner is full of tortured romantic entanglements, reverses of fortune, thrilling suspense, and ultimate justice. In Paris, Washington, and a fabulous villa in Greece, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal. She is Catherine Douglas, a woman caught in a web of four lives intertwined by passion as her handsome husband pursues an incredibly beautiful film star . . . and as Constantin Demeris, a legendary Greek tycoon, tightens the strands that control them all.

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    The Other Side of the Frontier
  • Author : Henry Reynolds
  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1742240496
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Aboriginal Australians
  • The publication of this book in 1981 profoundly changed the way in which we understand the history of relations between Indigenous Australians and European settlers. Describes in meticulous and compelling detail the ways in which Aboriginal Australians responded to the arrival of Europeans.

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    The Other Side of Paradise
  • Author : Julia Cooke
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781580055314
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  • Genre : Travel
  • Change looms in Havana, Cuba's capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in cliché, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene: baby-faced anarchists with Mohawks gelled with laundry soap, whiskey-drinking children of the elite, Santería trainees, pregnant prostitutes, university graduates planning to leave for the first country that will give them a visa. This last generation of Cubans raised under Fidel Castro animate life in a waning era of political stagnation as the rest of the world beckons: waiting out storms at rummy hurricane parties and attending raucous drag cabarets, planning ascendant music careers and black-market business ventures, trying to reconcile the undefined future with the urgent today. Eye-opening and politically prescient, The Other Side of Paradise offers a deep new understanding of a place that has so confounded and intrigued us.

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    Manhattan
  • Author : Jennifer Thermes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781683356202
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Told in dazzling maps and informative sidebars, Manhattan explores the 400+ year history of Manhattan Island. From before its earliest settlement to the vibrant metropolis that exists today, the island of Manhattan has always been a place of struggle, growth, and radical transformation. Humans, history, and natural events have shaped this tiny sliver of land for more than 400 years. In Manhattan, travel back in time to discover how a small rodent began an era of rapid change for the island. Learn about immigration, the slave trade, and the people who built New York City. See how a street plan projected the city’s future, and how epic fires and storms led to major feats of engineering above and below ground. Through dramatic illustrations, informative sidebars, and detailed maps inspired by historic archives, Manhattan explores the rich history that still draws people from all around the world to the island’s shores today. From The Battery downtown up to Inwood, every inch of the island has a story to tell.

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    The Island of Missing Trees
  • Author : Elif Shafak
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9781635578607
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK Winner of the 2022 BookTube Silver Medal in Fiction * Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction "A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times." -David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue A rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he's searching for lost love. Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family's troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world. A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak's best work yet.

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    The Dark Side of the Island
  • Author : Jack Higgins
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780007290505
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The timeless Higgins classic...

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    The Other Side Of Dawn
  • Author : John Marsden
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780547528175
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Other Side of Dawn is the long-awaited, riveting, final title in the Tomorrow series about a group of teenagers in war-torn Australia. Since their home was invaded by enemy soldiers and transformed into a war zone, Ellie and her friends have been fighting for their lives. They have learned survival skills out of necessity and taken care of each other through impossibly dark times. Now, with a roar like a train in a tunnel, the war has entered its final days. There’s no more sitting around, no more waiting. There’s only fast decisions, fast action, fast thinking—and no room to get it wrong. As the enemy forces close in on their hideout in Hell, Ellie, Fi, Homer, Lee, and Kevin, and their adopted group of orphaned children, find themselves facing the last chapter of their struggle for freedom. But it may just be the most dangerous yet. And not everyone will survive.

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    The Other Side of the Sky
  • Author : Amie Kaufman,Meagan Spooner
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780062893352
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner prove they are two living goddesses of writing, creating two compelling worlds with high stakes and gripping emotions." —Sarah Rees Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of the Demon's Lexicon trilogy and the Lynburn Legacy series New York Times bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner have crafted a gripping tale of magic and logic, fate and choice, and a deadly love. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Brandon Sanderson. Prince North’s home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate engines, powered by technology. Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the Surface, responsible for providing answers, direction—hope. North’s and Nimh’s lives are entwined—though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose between saving their people or succumbing to the bond that is forbidden between them. Plus don't miss the thrilling sequel, Beyond the End of the World!

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    The Other Side of the Door
  • Author : Lucia Chamberlain
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066192594
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The Other Side of the Door" by Lucia Chamberlain. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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    The Other Side of the Sky
  • Author : Farah Ahmedi,Tamim Ansary
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 1417767480
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • For use in schools and libraries only. An inspirational memoir of the teenage author's struggles to survive her youth in war-torn Kabul describes her witness to brutal conflicts between the mujahideen and the Soviets during her earliest years, her extensive injuries after stepping on a land mine, and her eventual relocation to the United States. Originally titled: The Story Of My Life: An Afgan Girl On The Other Side Of The Sky.

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    The Other Side of Heaven
  • Author : John H. Groberg
  • Publisher : Deseret Book Company
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 157008789X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • This first-person account tells the fascinating story of the three years Elder Groberg spent on the islands in the South Pacific amidst a kindly people who had a deep faith in God, a faith that provides the backdrop for Elder Groberg's accounts of miraculous healings, protective warnings, and perilous voyages; for such stories as: The emergancy night voyage on a turbulent sea, and the anxious search for the only guiding light into the destination harbor. The boy whose apparently lifeless body was handed to the missionaries with the words, "Here, make him well again you have the power." The storm that overturned the boat, throwing missionaries into the raging sea. The hurricane that hit the little island. The hunger when the usual supply boat failed to show up. And much, much more. This remarkable book paints a vivid picture of missionary life in a society geared to "a different way of thinking."

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    Upon a Stone Altar
  • Author : David L. Hanlon
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 9780824883911
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : History
  • Upon a Stone Altar tells the history of a remarkable people who inhabit the island of Pohnpei in the Eastern Caroline Islands of Micronesia. Since the beginnings of intensive foreign contact, Pohnpei has endured numerous disruptive conflicts as well as attempts at colonial domination. Pohnpeians creatively adapted to change and today live successfully in a modern world not totally of their own making. Hanlon uses the vast body of oral tradition to relate the early history of Pohnpei, including the story of the building of a huge complex of artificial stone islets, Nan Madol.

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    The Other Side of the Bridge
  • Author : Mary Lawson
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780440336372
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of the beloved #1 national bestseller Crow Lake comes an exceptional new novel of jealously, rivalry and the dangerous power of obsession. Two brothers, Arthur and Jake Dunn, are the sons of a farmer in the mid-1930s, when life is tough and another world war is looming. Arthur is reticent, solid, dutiful and set to inherit the farm and his father’s character; Jake is younger, attractive, mercurial and dangerous to know – the family misfit. When a beautiful young woman comes into the community, the fragile balance of sibling rivalry tips over the edge. Then there is Ian, the family’s next generation, and far too sure he knows the difference between right and wrong. By now it is the fifties, and the world has changed—a little, but not enough. These two generations in the small town of Struan, Ontario, are tragically interlocked, linked by fate and community but separated by a war which devours its young men—its unimaginable horror reaching right into the heart of this remote corner of an empire. With her astonishing ability to turn the ratchet of tension slowly and delicately, Lawson builds their story to a shocking climax. Taut with apprehension, surprising us with moments of tenderness and humour, The Other Side of the Bridge is a compelling, humane and vividly evoked novel with an irresistible emotional undertow.

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    The Island
  • Author : Adrian McKinty
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780316531276
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A "brilliant and relentless" new thriller from the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Chain (Don Winslow). "Unrelenting suspense." —Stephen King “Extraordinary.” —T. J. Newman, New York Times bestselling author of Falling "You'll never go on vacation the same way again." —Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of City On Fire IT WAS JUST SUPPOSED TO BE A FAMILY VACATION. A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT CHANGED EVERYTHING. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE CAPABLE OF UNTIL THEY COME FOR YOUR FAMILY. After moving from a small country town to Seattle, Heather Baxter marries Tom, a widowed doctor with a young son and teenage daughter. A working vacation overseas seems like the perfect way to bring the new family together, but once they’re deep in the Australian outback, the jet-lagged and exhausted kids are so over their new mom. When they discover remote Dutch Island, off-limits to outside visitors, the family talks their way onto the ferry, taking a chance on an adventure far from the reach of iPhones and Instagram. But as soon as they set foot on the island, which is run by a tightly knit clan of locals, everything feels wrong. Then a shocking accident propels the Baxters from an unsettling situation into an absolute nightmare. When Heather and the kids are separated from Tom, they are forced to escape alone, seconds ahead of their pursuers. Now it’s up to Heather to save herself and the kids, even though they don’t trust her, the harsh bushland is filled with danger, and the locals want her dead. Heather has been underestimated her entire life, but she knows that only she can bring her family home again and become the mother the children desperately need, even if it means doing the unthinkable to keep them all alive. SOON TO BE A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES “Gripping and unpredictable. No one does high-stakes tension like McKinty . . . Prepare to be hooked.” —Sarah Pearse “A haunting masterpiece.” —Steve Cavanagh “McKinty has written another irresistible and pulse-pounding thriller about the surprising places evil hides and just how far we’ll go for those we love.” —Karin Slaughter

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    The Other Side of Yesterday
  • Author : Kenn Grimes
  • Publisher : Deer Lake Press LLC
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0986002003
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When thirteen-year-old Carter McGlone removes a medal from around the neck of a skeleton he stumbles across in 1912, he has no idea that fifteen years later that same medal will take him on a journey back in time to 1863, where he meets and falls in love with Helen Jones; comes face to face with seventeen-year-old Kiernan O?Doherty who, some sixty years in the future, will be involved in the murder of Carter's girlfriend, Emmaline; and gets caught up in a minor battle of the Civil War. Take this incredible trip with Carter ?a wild ride through time, war, and romance.

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    The Other Side of the Sky
  • Author : Arthur Charles Clarke
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 0575039884
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science fiction
  • The Other Side of the Sky presents a glimpse of our future: a future where reality is no longer contained in earthly dimensions, where man has learned to exist with the knowledge that he is not alone in the universe. These stories of other planets and galactic adventures show Arthur C. Clarke at the peak of his powers: sometimes disturbing, always intriguing.

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    The Other Side of This
  • Author : Jacqueline E. McCullough
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 146806648X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • The Other Side of This presents a challenging view of the balance of life that is seen in the life of a Christian. Pastor Jackie McCullough presents a compelling case for God's ultimate plan for our life and how to see purpose through every struggle. Enhanced with integrated questions, this book will provide guidance in understanding how life's struggles lead to life's greatest blessings.

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    The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
  • Author : Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780393063820
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The tenth installment in the beloved, epic Aubrey/Maturin series and inspiration for the major motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The War of 1812 continues, and Captain Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to wreak havoc with the British whaling trade. Meanwhile, Stephen Maturin has a mission of his own in the world of secret intelligence and comes face to face with the harsh realities for women of the age. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific—typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, an ill-fated affair, murder, and criminal insanity—as well as a bold rescue by a crew of seafaring female warriors.

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    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Author : Ransom Riggs
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781594745133
  • Reader Reviews : 3896
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. Bonus features • Q&A with author Ransom Riggs • Eight pages of color stills from the film • Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it’s no wonder Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+”—Entertainment Weekly “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”—People “You’ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It’s a mystery, and you’ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.”—Seventeen

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    The Other Side of Dark
  • Author : Joan Lowery Nixon
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780385739818
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • EDGAR AWARD WINNER For fans of Gillian Flynn, Caroline Cooney, and R.L. Stine comes The Other Side of Dark from four-time Edgar Allen Poe Young Adult Mystery Award winner Joan Lowery Nixon. Stacy wakes up in a hospital room, in a body she doesn’t recognize. Her mother is dead—murdered—and Stacy is recovering from a gunshot wound. She is the sole eyewitness to the crime, but she has only a shadowy memory of the killer’s face. Will Stacy be able to regain a clear memory of that fateful day before the killer reaches her? The Other Side of Dark is one of Joan Lowery Nixon’s most intriguing, suspenseful, and dramatic mysteries. “The compelling premise…and Nixon’s mastery of suspense are gripping.” –Publishers Weekly “Tense and dramatic…[The Other Side of Dark has a] quick pace, and the determined protagonist should attract and hold readers.” –School Library Journal

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    The Other Side of Paradise
  • Author : Noel Barber
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 9781444744880
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When pioneering doctor Kit Masters is forced to flee England, he makes a new start on the South Sea island of Koraloona. Enchanted by the island and its people, Kit falls in love with Gaugin's grandaughter and dreams of building a hospital. But all is under threat as World War II approaches. 'Barber is a master' Mail on Sunday

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    Gilligan, Maynard & Me
  • Author : Bob Denver
  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 0806514132
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Gilligan's Island (Television program)
  • The television star recalls his days as beatnik Maynard G. Krebs in "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" and bumbling castaway Gilligan on "Gilligan's Island." Original. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.

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    The Other Side Of Blue
  • Author : Valerie O. Patterson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780547417400
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Cyan was named after a shade of blue, her artist mother's favorite color. The color of the sea. Since her father's death last year, she’s felt just as mercurial and dark as her namesake, and the distance between Cyan and her mother has grown as wide as an ocean. Now they're returning to the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean, where her father's mysterious accident occurred, and joining them will be Kammi--who may soon become a stepsister. Haunted by the secrets of the past, Cyan will explore all the depths of her blueness this summer, discovering the light, the darkness, and the many shades in between that are within her—and within us all.

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    Rat Island
  • Author : William Stolzenburg
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9781608191031
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Science
  • Chronicles the highly controversial practice of rescuing endangered island species by killing their predators, explaining how rats and other animals introduced to the Bering Sea midway by shipwrecks have decimated native bird populations.

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    My Father's Dragon
  • Author : Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780486492834
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A young boy runs away from home to rescue an abused baby dragon held captive to serve as a free twenty-four hour, seven-days-a-week ferry for the lazy wild animals living on Wild Island.

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    The Long Island
  • Author : Drew Beckmeyer
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 65
  • ISBN : 9781452157535
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Five protagonists wonder what is on the other side of their island, where it is too rocky to land, and too dense to enter, and set out on a voyage of imagination to try and find out.

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    Hollow City
  • Author : Ransom Riggs
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781594746208
  • Reader Reviews : 1860
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Read the sequel to the New York Times #1 best-selling book. The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, staring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samual L. Jackson, and Judi Dench. Bonus features: • Sneak preview of the third Peculiar Children novel • Exclusive Q&A with Ransom Riggs • Never-before-seen peculiar photography Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience. September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom.

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    The Rogues
  • Author : Jane Yolen,Robert J. Harris
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9781504021562
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A Highland lad joins forces with a notorious Scottish “Robin Hood” to seek revenge on the greedy laird who destroyed the boy’s village Authors Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris have garnered resounding critical acclaim for their thrilling historical novels that bring Scotland’s colorful past to breathtaking life. Now they return to the Highlands with an enthralling tale of a young boy’s lawless coming of age during the dark days of the Clearances. The early years of the 19th century are hard times for farmers in the Scottish Highlands. Young Roddy Macallan and his family are among the villagers cruelly driven from their lands when a new laird decides it would be more profitable to lease the ground to English sheep farmers. Returning in secret to the ruins of his home to retrieve a precious family heirloom—a “blessing” once presented to a Macallan ancestor by Bonnie Prince Charlie—Roddy is discovered and savagely beaten by order of the laird’s sadistic enforcer, William Rood, who then steals the treasure for his master. Were it not for the timely arrival of the notorious outlaw Alan Dunbar, the boy would surely be dead. Taken under the wing of the infamous “Rogue,” young Roddy begins a new life as a renegade. Now, against all odds and with the aid and guidance of his bold criminal mentor, the determined lad will seek a righteous vengeance on the powerful villains who wronged him and his clan.

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    The Other Side of Assimilation
  • Author : Tomas Jimenez
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780520295698
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • The (not-so-strange) strangers in their midst -- Salsa and ketchup : cultural exposure and adoption -- Spotlight on white : fade to black -- Living with difference and similarity -- Living locally, thinking nationally

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    Kaaterskill Falls
  • Author : Allegra Goodman
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780307573605
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A richly textured portrait . . . an intimate look at a closed Orthodox community.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK It is 1976. And the tiny upstate New York town of Kaaterskill Falls is bustling with summer people in dark coats, fedoras, and long, modest dresses. Living side by side with Yankee year-rounders, they are the disciples of Rav Elijah Kirshner. Elizabeth Shulman is a restless wife and mother of five daughters; her imagination transcends her cloistered community. Across the street Andras Melish is drawn to Kaaterskill by his adoring older sisters. Comforted, yet crippled by his sisters’ love, he cannot overcome the ambivalence he feels toward his own children and his young wife. At the top of the hill, Rav Kirshner is nearing the end of his life. As he struggles to decide which of his sons should succeed him—the pious but stolid Isaiah or the brilliant but rebellious Jeremy—his followers wrestle with their future and their past. With this community, Allegra Goodman weaves magic. The nationally bestselling author of The Family Markowitz crafts a tale of family and tradition—one that confirms this author’s place as a virtuoso of her generation.

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    Islands, a Coloring Book for Teens and Kids, 30 Hand-Drawn Drawings, 30 Poems and Recipes
  • Author : Shelley Gilbert
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN : 0971831726
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • "Islands, A Coloring Book for Teens and Kids, 30 Hand-Drawn Drawings, 30 Poems and Recipes" by Shelley Gilbert, Award-winning Author, Artist, is a unique, super-creative activity and thought provoking book. This book is No.2 in the "Islands" series. The first is "Islands, A Coloring Book for Adults, 30 Drawings, 30 Poems" 2001. The third Islands book is for Adults, Volume 2. Islands books are about being an individual, about being yourself. The drawings contain a great variety of space sizes to color-large, medium, small. The abstract drawings will engage a young person's own imagination because the shapes look like different things to different people and will evoke personal thoughts and emotions. The drawings have original poems that interpret them (1st -12th Grades). The poems's messages will entertain and intrigue young people to think about life. The poems contain many themes: butterflies, moons, connection, fruit, saving money, feelings, blizzards, the importance of thinking, brick walls, artists, Vivaldi, squares, trees, violence, egos. There are also 4 simple and fun recipes. REVIEWS: ..".refreshing new idea, novel idea, highly creative, fun. The students think it makes a great gift for their parents."--Richard Clatworthy, Trade Books Mgr, Leavey Ctr Bookstore, Georgetown Univ, Wash. DC "We brought "Islands" into our store because it was a great new idea....We sold out the first week."-Pam Tirsch, Owner, The Briarcliff Perfume Shoppe, Briarcliff Manor, NY "Open the pages of 'Islands...' and enter a wonderful, whimsical, mythical resort. Escape, fun, relaxation and inspiration. Great gift."-Ruth Windsor, Writer "Extremely satisfied with this book. Well done, beautiful gift. Imaginative, creative. Loved drawings, poems. Recommend book for gifts, vacations." -A Reader "Gave my ailing mother this book. She's enjoying it. My children want grandma's book. Top quality"-A Reader