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Voices: An Inspector Erlendur Novel (An Inspector Erlendur Series #3) Cover Image
By Arnaldur Indridason, Bernard Scudder (Translated by)
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780312428068
Published: Picador - September 2nd, 2008

Mike W Recommends:  "A murder mystery set in Reykjavik challenges the skills of Detective Erlendur in a dark, multifaceted tale. Another great addition to the Nordic crime genre."


The Wife Between Us: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250130945
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 30th, 2018

"The Characters suck you in! Twists and turns that will keep you intrigued until the end. A great read for those who like psychological thrillers." -Brittany 


Not My Father's Son: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780062225078
Published: Dey Street Books - May 5th, 2015

"This book will rip your heart out (in the best way). Cumming shares stories of his amazing career & his childhood tramas." -Megan K


An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel (The Carls #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524743468
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Published: Dutton - July 30th, 2019

Megan K. Recommends: "This book was nothing like I expected it to be—he’s John Green’s little brother, so I was expecting it to be more like John’s books. It surprised me in the best way—there’s romance, mystery, robots, murder attempts, politics, and life as an internet persona. I read this over a year ago and I still can’t stop talking about it."


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

Megan K Recommends: "His life is so interesting! He talks about how it was illegal for him to exist in South Africa during the apartheid, moving to the USA, and his career in comedy."


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

Denise B. & Solveigh B. Recommend: "1st book in the trilogy. Something different for YA female hero in the action-packed read."


Blind Your Ponies Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781565129849
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 18th, 2011

Mike W. Recommends: "It’s a story that combines rural Montana life and challenges of small-town basketball. Filled with quirky characters and myriad subplots. Enjoy!"


A Man Called Ove: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

Brittany B. Recommends: "A heartwarming, light read that will make you laugh and cry. This grumpy man will melt your heart. Great read for any time of the year."


The Round House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062065254
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2013

Mike W. Recommends: "Set on a North Dakota reservation, this award-winning book tells the story of a terrible crime and the investigation that follows it."


Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312541538
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 30th, 2008

Sandy W. Recommends: "A well-crafted mystery set in a small Canadian village with quirky and loveable characters."


My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525564201
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Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

Megan K. Recommends: "It’s a murder mystery—but you already know whodunit! It’ll hold your attention for sure—I couldn’t put it down."


The Road (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307387899
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2007

Courtney O. Recommends: "A gripping, raw dystopian novel that will stick with you for years."


Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780374535117
Published: Hill and Wang - March 17th, 2015

Carol S. Recommends: "Carefully researched, detailed, and compelling story of the Mandan people. Very readable."


Looking for Alaska Deluxe Edition Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525428022
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 13th, 2015

Megan K. Recommends: "I really like all of John Green’s books, but LFA is my favorite. It’s based on his own experiences in high school and it reads as his most authentic writing. Plus, it’s a TV show on Hulu."


Speechless Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536200928
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Published: Candlewick - November 6th, 2018

Morgan S. Recommends: "Jimmy recalls several memories of his cousin, Patrick while attending Patrick’s wake. This story struck me in regard to those who need help and love will ask for it in the most unloving ways. It shows that everyone has something to say. A must-read for anyone working with kids."


Fangirl: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250042613
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Published: Wednesday Books - November 6th, 2018

Lexie L. Recommends: "It’s a page-turner for sure and one of my overall favorite YA books I’ve read."


The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9781503941328
Published: Little a - August 1st, 2018

Sandy W. Recommends: "A memoir describing the author’s experience coming to know and love the people and the culture of the Azores."


Daniel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781595581938
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Published: New Press - November 9th, 2010

Mike W. Recommends: "The compelling story of a young African boy, taken to live in Sweden, and his yearning for his homeland."


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307352156
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Published: Crown - January 29th, 2013

Emilie V. Recommends: "It gives a good look into the ideas of being introverted in a world that values extroverts. I’ve never felt more understood in a book."


Behind Closed Doors: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250132369
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 3rd, 2017

Brittany B. Recommends: "It’s a twisted psychological thriller that makes you question—how well do you know your friends and neighbors?"


The Power Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316547604
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 8th, 2019

Mike W. Recommends: "Science fiction exploring the consequences when women gain special powers that make women the dominant gender."


One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804169783
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Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 2015

Marcus D. Recommends:  "Original, thought-provoking, down-right hilarious. You’ll want to read the collection in one sitting and start over again."


All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250153968
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Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - October 3rd, 2017

Brittany B. Recommends:  "A Heartwarming story about a girl and her brother who are forced to adapt and grow up and way too fast. Page turner!"


My Sister's Grave (Tracy Crosswhite #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781477825570
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Published: Thomas & Mercer - November 1st, 2014

Brittany B. Recommends: "Fast-paced murder mystery novel with a kick-butt female lead!"


Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

Mike W. Recommends:  "Westover’s powerful memoir of her life in a survivalist Idaho family and the circumstances that propelled her into the world."


Sleeping Beauties: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501163418
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Published: Gallery Books - September 18th, 2018

Rob S. Recommends:  "It was a fascinating collaboration between Stephen and his son as they spun this vivid, engaging story."


Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524798642
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

Megan K. Recommends:  "As I was reading this, I totally forgot it’s fiction. I kept trying to remember the songs of this 70s rock band. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves Fleetwood Mac."


Not My Father's Son: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780062225078
Published: Dey Street Books - May 5th, 2015

Megan K. Recommends: "Cumming shares his stories of his childhood traumas and how he overcame them, personal growth, his incredible career on film and stage, and the relationships in his life. This book will rip your heart out (in the best possible way)." 


Howard Stern Comes Again Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781501194290
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 14th, 2019

Denise B. Recommends:  "Some of the best interviews with iconic people—Howard knows how to go deep and get people to open up!"


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781594746031
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Published: Quirk Books - June 4th, 2013

Megan K. Recommends: "I put off reading because the movie was only ok, but the book was reeeeeeally good. It has time travel, magic, mystery, and romance. It kind of reads like an Americanized Harry Potter series. The whole series is fantastic and I can’t wait for the final book to be released in 2020."


Ordinary Grace: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451645859
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Published: Atria Books - March 4th, 2014

Mike W. Recommends: "A literary mystery that deals with life and death issues and a family’s search for answers."


The Hate U Give Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Megan K. Recommends:  "An important insight into racial tensions, police brutality, and the reality of gang life in poor neighborhoods. It gives insight into the life of someone who’s different from me and that’s a really important experience—learning to imagine others complexly."


On the Come Up Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

Megan K. Recommends: "I honestly didn’t think I’d like this book when I started reading it, but I love it. It gives insight into the life of someone who’s different from me and that’s a really important experience—learning to imagine others complexly."


Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780385743563
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 24th, 2013

Sandy W. Recommends:  "This fantasy is a flip on all the superhero books and movies. The bad guys are the ones with unique superpowers. How can the rest of society fight back and survive?"


Scrappy Little Nobody Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501117220
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Published: Gallery Books - August 22nd, 2017

Megan K. Recommends: "It’s nice to know that the rich and famous can stay down-to-earth, and that’s exactly what Kendrick does—from Broadway at 10 to Hollywood in her 30s, her life’s story is fascinating, inspiring, and really funny."


An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208684
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

Carol S. Recommends: "Masterfully written! Each character is fierce. You feel for each character as they draw you in."


Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

Denise B. Recommends: "Very well written—explores race and class—flawed characters that you will fall in love with."


Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333849
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 12th, 1999

Megan K. Recommends: "Some books are wrongfully forgotten, but none are wrongfully remembered—there’s a reason this is one of his best known works."


The Book of Essie Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436072
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

Sandy W. Recommends: "Ever wonder what it would be like to grow up on television with cameras watching your every move? Read to find out how seventeen year old Essie plans to escape to a normal life."


Round Ireland with a Fridge Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312274924
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 7th, 2001

Megan K. Recommends:  "Not the pro skater. This is the story of a man who hitchhikes around the circumference of Ireland... with a refrigerator. It’s as weird as you’d expect, and it made me laugh out loud."


Dear Martin Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

Megan K. Recommends:  "I started reading this book because it was sitting on the shelf & I was bored, but I’m so glad I grabbed it. It grabs your attention & shines a light on the complexity of the world."


Patron Saints of Nothing Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554912
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Published: Kokila - June 18th, 2019

Megan K. Recommends:  "It’s an incredible, complex novel about family dynamics, the Filipino drug war, the class system, and self-discovery. I highly recommend this story."


Stillhouse Lake Cover Image
$15.95
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ISBN: 9781477848661
Published: Thomas & Mercer - July 1st, 2017

Sandy W. Recommends:  "A can’t put it down thriller of a woman trying to escape her past life and start a new one."


Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780786838653
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 1st, 2006

Megan K. Recommends: "I absolutely loved this series in middle school—and adulthood. The characters are the children of Greek gods and go on wild adventures. It brings ancient mythology to life in a really cool way."


Good Night, Mr. Tom Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780064401746
Published: HarperCollins - November 13th, 1986

Carol S. Recommends: "World War II, England. Willie is sent from London to Mr. Tom, then must go back. Will Mr. Tom find him again?"


Code Name Verity Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781423152880
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

Mike W. Recommends:  "A moving WWII novel depicting the friendship of two women and their contributions of the war effort."


Death Spiral (Maria Kallio #5) Cover Image
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781503951051
Published: Amazon Crossing - December 8th, 2015

Mike W. Recommends: "Featuring detective Maria Kallio, this Finnish mystery is a worthy addition to the Nordic crime genre. Kallio is tough, smart, and relentless."


Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101980972
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

Mike W. Recommends: "This award-winning book provides a fascinating and chilling analysis of the work of economist James Buchanon and his efforts to transform the USA."


The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues, Book 1) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780545060394
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 9th, 2008

Megan K. Recommends: "This book is so cool in its concept and it’s a fun, exciting read full of adventures, thrill, and suspense. A different famous author wrote each of the books in the series, so you get a taste of each of their writing styles over the course of eleven books, and you learn a little bit, too!"


Internment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316522694
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

Megan K. Recommends: "This book feels dystopian, but it really isn’t. It’s horrifying, but sucks you in and makes you need to know what happens next."


Fahrenheit 451: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451673319
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

Emilie V. Recommends: "Books are important. People are worried about language and #censorship, and, who knows, maybe soon we’ll be burning banned books."


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060935467
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

Megan K. Recommends:  "It’s hard to go wrong with this well-beloved classic. The story shines a light on gender and race issues in the American South, and should be (and kind of is) required reading for all generations."


When She Woke: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616201937
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 18th, 2012

Sandy W. Recommends: "A fable of a stigmatized woman who embarks on a path of self-discovery."


The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316051637
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 6th, 2011

Carol S. Recommends: "What to do if a spoon dissolves in your coffee cup? Chemical elements interact with history, finance, mythology, mad scientists..."


The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316448567
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 20th, 2019

Megan K. Recommends: "Brandy Colbert is very good at what she does—it’s a classic YA love story, but it still manages to be surprising and interesting."


Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618526413
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Published: Mariner Books - April 21st, 2004

Emilie V. Recommends: "He covers so many aspects of life in the 1930s while crafting a novel about the human experience of what it is “to be”."


The Cellar Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781492600978
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - March 1st, 2014

Brittany B. Recommends: "*alert*—novel hangover! This is sick and twisted (which is my favorite). The suspense is real! Be sure to read the synopsis on this one."


The Hideaway Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780718084226
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Published: Thomas Nelson - April 11th, 2017

Sandy W. Recommends:  "A heart-warming story of love and family."


Unbury Carol: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399180187
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Published: Del Rey - February 5th, 2019

Tim O. Recommends: "From the author of “Bird Box”—a truly unique love story in the wild west. I couldn’t put it down!"


I've Got This Round: More Tales of Debauchery Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780399576799
Published: Plume - April 2nd, 2019

Megan K. Recommends:  "Her second memoir is one of the funniest things I’ve ever read. The whole book is hilarious. I listened to the audiobook on a road trip and was laughing so hard that I had to pull over."


The Wife Between Us: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250130945
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 30th, 2018

Brittany B. Recommends: "The characters suck you in! Twists and turns that will keep you intrigued until the end. A great read for those who like psychological thrillers."


One of Us Is Lying Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524714680
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 30th, 2017

Megan K. Recommends:  "It’s like the Breakfast Club meets a wodunnit story with a twist that would make M. Night Shyamalan jealous. This is definitely in the running for my new favorite YA book."


Murder Must Advertise: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062341655
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - December 2nd, 2014

Nikolas H. Recommends: "This classic mystery novel follows the charming Lord Peter Whimsey as he traverses the landscape of silver-tongued ad men on the search for the murderer."


Gilead (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780312424404
Published: Picador - January 10th, 2006

Nikolas H. Recommends: "This story is about an elderly pastor writing about his life story. It brings the reader through a profound meditation on what it means to live well."


Jayber Crow: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781582431604
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Published: Counterpoint - August 30th, 2001

Nikolas H. Recommends: "This is the story of a man who has this great dream of becoming a pastor but decides, instead, to become a barber. What follows is a moving story about what it means to live in a meaningful community and the present."


Two Can Keep a Secret Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524714727
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 8th, 2019

Megan K. Recommends: "I could not put this book down. Karen M. McManus is a fantastic author! The characters suck you in, and the crazy plotlines keep you intrigued. I’m so excited for her next book that will be released in 2020."