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  • Janice Clark

    A gothic, literary adventure set in New England, Janice Clark's haunting debut chronicles one hundred years of a once prosperous and now crumbling whaling family, told by its last surviving member. Mercy Rathbone, fifteen years old, is the diminutive scion of the Rathbone clan. Her father, the last in the beleaguered dynasty, has been lost at sea for seven years - ever since the last whale was seen off the coast of Naiwayonk, Connecticut. Mercy's memories of her father grow dimmer each day, and she spends most of her time in the attic hideaway of her reclusive uncle Mordecai, who teaches her the secrets of Greek history and nautical navigation through his collection of specimens and...read more

  • Elizabeth Berg

    From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of Home Safe and The Last Time I Saw You comes a beautiful and moving novel about a man and woman, long divorced, who rediscover the power of love and family in the midst of an unthinkable crisis.  Even on their wedding day, John and Irene sensed that they were about to make a mistake. Years later, divorced, dating other people, and living in different parts of the country, they seem to have nothing in common—nothing except the most important person in each of their lives: Sadie, their spirited eighteen-year-old  daughter. Feeling smothered by Irene and distanced from John, Sadie is growing more and more attached to her...read more

  • Andrei Gelasimov

    Could have been the blown business deal with the Italians. Could have been the unauthorized office party, which ended with the cops—and then an arrest. No matter what finally got him fired, Mikhail never expected to find himself at Red Star Industries’ office again. So down-and-out Mikhail is surprised to be called in by old boss Pavel Petrovich, who offers Mikhail easy money and the Land Rover of his dreams to teach his son, Sergei, how to “be a man”—and to spy on him. Of course, Sergei’s not the Internet-obsessed recluse his father believes. He’s hiding a relationship with the beautiful Marina, who Mikhail himself can’t help...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: the Pequeninos, a large colony of humans, and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. But now, once again, the human race has grown fearful; the Starways Congress has gathered a fleet to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, can save the three sentient species of Lusitania. She has learned how to move ships outside the universe, and then instantly back to a different world, abolishing the light-speed limit. But it takes all the processing power available to her, and the Starways Congress is shutting down the network of computers in which she lives, world by world. Soon Jane...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    In Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequininos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus that kills all humans it infects, but which the pequininos require in order to become adults. The Startways Congress so fears the effects of the descolada, should it escape from Lusitania, that they have ordered the destruction of the entire planet, and all who live there. The Fleet is on its way and a second xenocide seems inevitable. Until the fleet vanishes. The task of discovering how the ships disappeared falls to Gloriously Bright, the most...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more. But with the external threat gone, the Earth has become a battlefield once more. The children of the Battle School are more than heroes; they are potential weapons that can bring power to the countries that control them. One by one, all of Ender's Dragon Army are kidnapped. Only Bean escapes; and he turns for help to Ender's brother Peter. Peter Wiggin, Ender's older brother, has already been manipulating the...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    The novel that launched the bestselling Ender's Shadow series—available for the first time on unabridged cd The human race is at War with the 'Buggers,' an insect-like alien race. As Earth prepares to defend itself from total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable enemy, all focus is on the development of military geniuses who can fight such a war, and win. The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth--they have time to train these future commanders up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the...read more

  • Ben Bova

    Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova chronicles the saga of humankind's expansion beyond the solar system in The Aftermath. In the wake of the Asteroid Wars that tore across the solar system, Victor Zacharius makes his living running the ore-carrier Syracuse. When the Syracuse stumbles into the middle of a military attack on the habitat Chrysalis, Victor flees in a control pod to draw the attacker's attention away from his family. Now, as his wife and children plunge into the far deeps of space, Victor has been rescued by the seductive Cheena Madagascar. He must do her bidding if he's to have a prayer of ever seeing his family again. Elverda Apacheta, the solar system's greatest...read more

  • Orson Scott Card

    Welcome to the Enderverse. When Orson Scott Card first published 'Ender's Game' as a novella in 1977, few would have predicted that it would become one of the most successful ventures in publishing history. Expanded into a novel in 1985, Ender's Game won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novel. Never out of print and translated into dozens of languages, it is the rare work of fiction that can truly be said to have transcended a genre. Ender's Game and its sequels have won dozens of prestigious awards and are as popular today among teens and young readers as adults. First Meetings is an audiobook collection of three novellas-plus the original 'Ender's Game'-that journey...read more

  • Margaret Weis

    The second volume in Margaret Weis's Dragonvald trilogy— she is truly the Mistress of Dragons In Mistress Of Dragons, we were introduced to a world where political deception and greed have lead to a violation of the 'hands off' policy of the Parliament of Dragons concerning the affairs of men. Indeed that violation threatens more than policy and order—it threatens the freedom of the human race. In The Dragon's Son, there is a new hope in the form of a special offspring who might be able to bridge the anarchy that is disrupting the delicate and unseen order that the Parliament has tried to protect. The twin offspring of a high priestess and a dragon hold the key to man's future but...read more

  • Ben Bova

    Master storyteller Ben Bova continues his multi-volume 'Grand Tour' saga chronicling humanity's exploration of near space with TITAN, a fast-paced thriller focused on the first manned mission to the Solar System's most intriguing world. Skillfully blending high drama, passionate characters and daring speculation with the latest discoveries from the current Cassini/Huygens probe of Saturn's moon, Bova has crafted a heart-stopping tale of epic adventure on mankind's next frontier. The gigantic colony ship Goddard has at last made orbit around the ringed planet Saturn, carrying a volatile population of more than 10,000 dissidents, rebels, extremists and visionaries seeking a new life among...read more

  • Aleksandar Hemon

    In this stylistically adventurous, brilliantly funny tour deforce-the most highly acclaimed debut since Nathan Englander's-Aleksandar Hemonwrites of love and war, Sarajevo and America, with a skill and imagination thatare breathtaking. A love affair is experienced in the blink of an eye asthe Archduke Ferdinand watches his wife succumb to an assassin's bullet. Anexiled writer, working in a sandwich shop in Chicago, adjusts to theabsurdities of his life. Love letters from war-torn Sarajevo navigate the artof getting from point A to point B without being shot. With a sure-footed senseof detail and life-saving humor, Aleksandar Hemon examines the overwhelmingevents of history and the effect...read more

  • Iris Krasnow

    The bestsellingauthor of The Secret Lives of Wives offers a refreshingly honest look athow to enjoy a long, satisfying sex life no matter what life throws at you. Hooking up, marriage,childbirth, infidelity, divorce, menopause, widowhood-women's lives have many stages, changes, and challenges. A prevailing question onwomen's minds as they age is, "How do I handle the shifts in my sexualitycaused by these transitions?" In Sex After...,veteran journalist and New York Times bestselling author Iris Krasnowtackles this question head-on. Krasnow traveled the country, interviewing over150 women, from waitresses to CEOs, ages twenty to eighty-eight. Here sheshares their varied stories-raw,...read more

  • Fanny Burney

    Originally published in 1778, Evelina is Frances Burney's first and most beloved novel. It was alandmark in the development of the novel of manners and went on to influencesuch enduringly popular authors as Jane Austen. By turns hilarious and grim, witty and lyrical, the storyfollows young Evelina as she leaves the seclusion of her country home andenters into late eighteenth-century London society-both its pleasures and itsdangers. Life in eighteenth-century England is vividly rendered as Evelina iseducated in the ways of the world and, eventually, love. As she battles suchcruelties as social snobbery and delights in such thrills as pleasure gardensand balls, Evelina strives toward her...read more

  • Nicole Mary Kelby

    Scented by chocolate and haunted by war, this compellingnovel of dark miracles and angelic visitations offers up a distinctly imaginative tale. Marie Claire is a young French Jew in a Nazi-occupied Belgiantown, where she is cared for by her grandmother, who cultivates flowers. A shattering ofglass, and Marie Claire's village is in rubble. Her grandmother is dead-everyoneis dead. She flees to the root cellar of the house and waits. Eventually she is rescued by two nuns working for the Resistance,who take her to their convent near a town where small miracles and strangevisions are simply a part of...read more

  • Edie Claire

    Leigh's back in this sixth installment of the Leigh Koslow Mysteries. Hapless advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow, who was lastseen joyfully announcing to her politician husband that she was pregnant, is nowa middle-aged mom who is more than happy to leave the macabre pandemonium ofher thirties behind. Unfortunately, Leigh's killer karma hasn't really desertedher; it's only been biding its time. When an innocent walk in thewoods with her dog turns up a corpse, Leigh begins to get worried. It'sbad enough that the victim is a client of her agency. It's even worse that he's the same unscrupulous real estate developer who's been conniving to bulldozeher aunt Bess' homestead. And it would be a...read more

  • Edie Claire

    A hidden secret-and a ghost to keep it that way. Leigh Koslow doesn't care whoclaims to see the specter of a Civil War soldier skulking around her neighbor'sfarm; she does not believe in ghosts. Never mind that the farm in question wassettled by a veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg, and never mind that itsoccupants have complained of floating lights, shadowy figures, andpoltergeist-style vandalism for a solid half century. When her amiable neighborArchie Pratt, beloved captain of a local unit of reenactors, vanishes from thefarmhouse without a trace, Leigh is certain there is a rational explanation.She is also certain there is a rational explanation for the bizarre refilledholes that keep...read more

  • Edie Claire

    This curtain is going up ... nomatter what else goes down. Leigh's intrepid Aunt Bess has decided that an abandonedbuilding in the small Pittsburgh borough of West View would make the perfecttheater for her troupe of local thespians, and when Bess sets her mind tosomething, it generally happens. Never mind that the building boasts acentury-long history of nefarious owners, financial default, mysteriousdisappearances, drunken debauchery, regular break-ins, strange nighttimelights, at least one murder, and last but not least-that nagging littleaccusation of devil worship. Though wary of the building'smacabre milieu, Leigh reluctantly allows her children to assist Bess by sortingthrough the...read more

  • Dorothy B. Hughes

    An actress finds herself caught between her ex-husband and apair of murderous twins At the age of twenty-four, Griselda Satterlee has alreadylived two lifetimes. A star of the silver screen, she gives up Hollywood aftera year and moves to New York to become a designer. While her ex-husband, Con,is out of town, she is staying in his apartment. Walking back one night, shemeets two cheerful young men who want to go home with her-and won't take no foran answer. David and Danny are twins, and they are the most beautifulmen Griselda has ever seen. They are also the most dangerous. They wantsomething from her: a lustrous blue marble, which they insist is in Con'sapartment. Though they leave...read more

  • Dorothy B. Hughes

    On a transcontinental train, a starlet fears herdirector may be trying to kill her. Fouryears after she arrived in Los Angeles, Kitten Agnew has become a star. Thoughbeautiful and talented, she'd be nowhere without Vivien Spender, Hollywood'smost acclaimed director-and its most dangerous. But Kitten knew what she wasgetting into when she got involved with him; she had heard the stories of Viv'spast discoveries. Once he discarded them, they ended up in a chorus line, asanatorium, or worse. She knows enough of his secrets that he wouldn't daredestroy her career-but he may be willing to kill her. On atrain from Los Angeles to Chicago, Kitten learns that Viv is planning to offerher roommate a...read more