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)
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.
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.
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.
While trying to obtain the coordinates of a secret, peril-packed, but potentially beneficial trade route, a novice Jedi is killed--and the motive for his murder remains shrouded in mystery. Now his former Master, Jedi archivist Mander Zuma, wants answers.
Elsewhere is where 15-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. "Funny and pensive, happy and heartbreaking. Readers from a broad range of beliefs will find this a quirky and touching exploration of the Great Beyond." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)