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- The one
When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown; or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious; America realizes just how much she stands to lose, and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.
- The tale of despereaux (CD)
Kate DiCamillo reveals the story of Desperaux, the small mouse who embarks on a quest for justice for both mice and rats alike. After falling in love with Princess Pea, Desperaux is banished to the dungeon for interacting with humans. With the help of a rat named Chiaroscuro, Desperaux seeks to right all of the recent wrongs.
- Eleanor & Park a novel
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's library
Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.
- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children's diseases as Won't-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis.
- Obsession in death
NYPSD lieutenant Eve Dallas must contend with an admirer who proves his devotion by killing repeatedly.
- The girl on the train
Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.
- The invention of wings
"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"--
- By its cover
One afternoon, Commissario Guido Brunetti gets a frantic call from the director of a prestigious Venetian library. Someone has stolen pages out of several rare books. After a round of questioning, the case seems clear: the culprit must be the man who requested the volumes, an American professor from a Kansas university. The only problem--the man fled the library earlier that day, and after checking his credentials, the American professor doesn't exist. As the investigation proceeds, the suspects multiply. And when a seemingly harmless theologian, who had spent years reading at the library turns up brutally murdered, Brunetti must question his expectations about what makes a man innocent, or guilty.
- Dorothea Lange : grab a hunk of lightning
Profiles American photographer Dorothea Lange, who came to the the attention of the world with her photographs documenting the Great Depression, and achieved lasting fame in the post-War years.