In the aftermath of a car accident that killed her family, 16-year-old Laurel must face a new world of painful memories and new relationships. Castle's debut novel is a heart-wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.
Part mystery, part psychological study, the book begins with a bomb blast. By the end of chapter one, we learn that Liz has just turned 18, that she celebrated with six friends (including her best friend and stepsister, Josie) on her parents' boat, and that the birthday girl wound up dead in the water.
Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World. Todd is forced to unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.
When the sixteen-year-old runaway Chap is mistaken for a missing boy named Cassiel, his life changes dramatically. Chap takes on Cassiel's identity, gaining the family and friends he's always dreamed of having. But becoming someone else isn't as easy as he hoped--and Chap isn't the only one hiding a secret.
Insane exile Corner and his army of mindless, whispering shadows invade Safe, a secret, underground community of freaks and disabled outcasts. Matthew, traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, and other misfits go to the dangerous place known as Above, where Matthew makes a shocking discovery about the histories entrusted to him.
When Naomi hits her head she forgets her boyfriend, her parents divorce, the French she learned last year. But she reevaluates everything and finds new love. “Sensitive, joyful . . . Pulled by the heart-bruising love story, readers will stop to contemplate irresistible questions.” (Booklist)
When pretty and popular teenagers Piper Hadley and Tash McBain disappear one Sunday morning, the investigation captivates a nation but the girls are never found. Convinced that Piper or Tash might still be alive, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, persuade the police to re-open the investigation. But they are racing against time to save the girls from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind.
The story of a teenaged girl coming face to face with grief, growth, and magic in the Irish countryside, after a mysterious book begins to reveal her own memories. "A veritable modern-day Gothic, Ahern's engrossing new novel is filled with family secrets, intrigue, and magic aplenty." (Booklist)
The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India
Oct 8, 2012 - Oct 9, 2012
Deb examines India's many contradictions through various individual and extraordinary perspectives. With lyrical and commanding prose, Deb introduces the reader to an unforgettable group of Indians. Like no other writer, Deb humanizes the post-globalization experience--its advantages, failures, and absurdities.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Oct 8, 2012 - Oct 11, 2012
Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies.
On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism.