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  • Ian Stansel

    When Silas Van Loy flees home on horseback to avoid capture for his brother's murder, he is soon followed by both the police and his brother's wife, Lena, who is intent on exacting revenge. She reluctantly lets her trusted stable assistant join her in a journey across the wilds of Northern California in the hope of catching Silas for one final showdown. The story follows the chase and shares the story of the brothers' rise from hardscrabble childhood to their reign as the region's preeminent horse trainers, tracking the tense sibling rivalry that ultimately led to the elder's death. A fully realized tale that challenges notions of the modern West, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo will...read more

  • Jess Keating

    At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie made wide scientific contributions that led to her being nicknamed Shark...read more

  • Chris Van Allsburg

    Sometimes that very thin line between illusion and reality is not as clearly defined as we would like it to be. It certainly wasn't the day that Alan Mitz stumbled into the garden of Abdul Gasazi. For in this bizarre and eerie place-where strange topiary trees loomed-the evil visage of Gasazi casts its shadow. And even after Alan escaped, the spell of Gasazi still seemed to penetrate into his everyday world. In this extraordinary, unusual, and unique book, Chris Van Allsburg explores both real and surreal worlds with incredible deftness. In doing so, he has created exquisite and beautiful stories that will continue to haunt listeners long after they have left the enchanted garden of...read more

  • Gae Polisner

    On the morning of September 11, 2001, sixteen-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down from the window of Stuyvesant High School. Moments later, terrified and fleeing home to safety across the Brooklyn Bridge, he stumbles across a girl perched in the shadows, covered in ash, and wearing a pair of costume wings. With his mother and sister in California and unable to reach his father, an NYC detective likely on his way to the disaster, Kyle makes the split-second decision to bring the girl home. What follows is their story, told in alternating points of view, as Kyle tries to unravel the mystery of the girl so he can return her to her family. But what if the girl has...read more

  • Barbara Cantini

    Ghoulia, Auntie Departed, and Tragedy the greyhound are back for another adventure at Crumbling Manor! They're preparing for the annual Dead but Not Departed New Year's Eve party. A young ghost arrives, and he seems to be fading away. Turns out, the ghost has forgotten his own name and is in danger of vanishing entirely-all because there's no one left alive who remembers him. Not on Ghoulia's watch! If she can help the ghost figure out his name, she'll be able to keep him safe. But will Ghoulia be able to discover the truth before it's too...read more

  • Dr. Chloe Carmichael

    Many people reach success by deliberately being their own worst critic and obsessively double-checking their work or by pushing their feelings aside. This strategy is seductive because it does work, at least up to a certain point. The problems arise once you advance beyond school and early career stages. The higher you climb, the more complex projects and issues in your life become. Meanwhile, you may have become so good at putting your emotions aside in certain situations that it's hard to reconnect with them. This is when the old tools no longer suffice. The 'somewhat OCD' tendencies we pride ourselves on, or rather, the "Nervous Energy" we possess, can become mismanaged and lead us down...read more

  • Barbara Cantini

    Ghoulia, Auntie Departed, and Uncle Misfortune are ready for a vacation. They pack up their things and head to Fancy Manor to visit Cousin Dilbert and Auntie Witch. Fancy Manor is nice and rundown, and it's on Lake Mystery, providing lots of opportunity for swimming and other summer fun. But there's a hitch in the plan. Because Fancy Manor seems abandoned, the town plans to reclaim the property in just a few days, unless a living heir comes forward. Will Ghoulia be able to brew a Return to Life potion strong enough to convince the staff at town hall that this zombie family is actually...read more