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  • Craig Rice

    From the author of the John J. Malone Mysteries: An estranged relative becomes heir to a Chesapeake Bay fortune-and his family's ghostly history. If it hadn't been for his great-uncle Philip, David Telefair would've grown up unwanted, forlorn, and poverty stricken in a New England parsonage. But for twenty years, David's generous benefactor paid for his education, yearly summer camps, living expenses as he grew older, and any amenities he ever needed. Odd that David had never spoken to him in his entire life. Odder still that after all this time, the aging Philip has now extended an invitation for David to meet him at his isolated estate on Telefair Island in the Chesapeake. From the...read more

  • Erin Cairns

    24 Award-Winning Authors and Illustrators Accompanied by Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson, Jody Lynn Nye, Jerry Pournelle, Ciruelo and Echo Chernik and Edited by David Farland Your search for something new and different in sci-fi and fantasy ends here. Presenting this year's collection of fresh voices, fabulous worlds, and fantastic new characters. Each year, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests' blue-ribbon judges search the world to discover and introduce to you the very best new talent in sci-fi and fantasy. Created by L. Ron Hubbard, whose commitment to help new writers and artists gave rise to the annual Writers of the Future anthologies-a launching pad for writers...read more

  • Andrew Peery

    Internationally acclaimed anthology of award winning science fiction and fantasy short stories. Explore diverse new universes of possibility through a variety of creative and fresh new ideas-all in one anthology. From dragons to mythical death dealers, from murder on the moon to deep space mystery, these stories bring you the hot new talent in science fiction, fantasy & horror. Enjoy these award-winning stories & illustrations, with bonus stories by New York Times bestselling authors Robert J. Sawyer, Todd McCaffrey & L. Ron Hubbard. Learn how to write or improve your craft with tips from Grand Master fantasy author Anne McCaffrey and New York Times bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard. About...read more

  • K.D. Julicher

    You are about to meet: YOUR NEXT FAVORITE AUTHOR The 32nd edition of Writers of the Future may be the best new book yet! Brand-new adventure through space, time and possibility. Along the way these new authors will introduce you to fascinating characters such as Nate, a very loyal companion-like most werewolves would be. Keanie has a parasite that lets her morph and so transform into anyone. Liz owns a dinosaur maker, but raw ingredients can be a problem. Anna slaves away in a factory but her magic leaves her unfulfilled. These authors take creative writing to a whole new level! The answers, the stories, the visions, and the mind-stretching possibilities are all waiting inside. Welcome to...read more

  • Amy H. Hughes

    The future is here.the future is now! Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now, you can, too. A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field. From Alien Invasion to Alternate History, from Cyberpunk to Comic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, these are the winning writers who have mastered every version and vision of sci-fi and fantasy. Don't be left behind. Get a read on what's next. 'The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and...read more

  • Suzanne Jurmain

    Celebrated for her nonfiction books aimed at young readers, award-winning author Suzanne Tripp Jurmain illuminates historical figures in fun and engaging ways. Worst of Friends draws listeners into the earliest days of America's history to profile the friendship and rivalry that grew between Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both of whom would go on to become president of the United States. 'This entertaining and character-driven slice of history also offers a clear message about friendship.'-Publishers...read more

  • Lance Weller

    Having earned his writing chops as an award-winning author of short fiction, Lance Weller delivers an unforgettable novel set in post-Civil War America. Abel Truman, maimed at the Battle of the Wilderness and beset with old age, lives on the rugged coast of Washington State. Resolving to attend to personal matters set in motion long ago, Truman and his be-loved dog embark on a harrowing journey over the treacherous Olympic Mountains - and along the way experience horrors all too reminiscent of...read more

  • Lance Weller

    Thirty years ago, Abel Truman found himself on the wrong side in the Battle of the Wilderness, one of the bloodiest clashes of the American Civil War. Now an old and ailing man, Abel must make one heroic final journey over snowbound mountains. Abel's tortured and ultimately redemptive path leads him to change the lives of those he meets, as he encounters compassion amid brutality and tenderness within...read more

  • Jerry Borrowman

    The struggle to combat the Nazis during World War II encompassed front lines far beyond conventional battlefields. In a panoramic and compelling account, author Jerry Borrowman shares seven largely untold stories of people who undertook extraordinary efforts to defeat the Third Reich at enormous personal risk. Some were soldiers like the Ghost Army, an eclectic group of former artists, actors, and engineers who engaged in top-secret tactical deceptions by staging ingenious decoy armies. Using inflatable tanks, radio transmissions, and sound effects, they were able to trick the Germans throughout the course of the war, often working close to the front lines of the fiercest...read more

  • Patrick J. Sloyan

    From a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who reported on the events as the happened, an action-packed account of Reagan's failures in the 1983 Marines barracks bombing in Beirut. On October 23, 1983, a truck bomb destroyed the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut. 241 Americans were killed in the worst terrorist attack our nation would suffer until 9/11. We're still feeling the repercussions today. When Reagan Sent In the Marines tells why the Marines were there, how their mission became confused and compromised, and how President Ronald Reagan used another misguided military venture to distract America from the attack and his many mistakes leading up to it. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Patrick...read more

  • Jane Hamilton

    When Aaron Maciver's beautiful young wife, Madeline, suffers brain damage in a bike accident, she is left with the intellectual powers of a seven-year-old. In the years that follow, Aaron and his second wife care for Madeline with deep tenderness and devotion as they raise two children of their own. Narrated by Aaron's son Mac, When Madeline Was Young chronicles the Maciver family through the decades, from Mac's childhood growing up in Wisconsin with Madeline and his cousin Buddy, through the Vietnam War, his years as a husband with children of his own, and his cousin's involvement in the subsequent Gulf Wars. Jane Hamilton, with not only her usual keen observations of human relationships...read more

  • John Steinbeck

    In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California’s back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. This edition features an introduction by Gary...read more

  • John Steinbeck

    Brought to you by Penguin. The Wayward Bus travels through the backroads of the lush California countryside, transporting the lost and the lonely to new destinations. Juan Chicoy is at the wheel, a man of the land, hot-blooded and uninhibited. His passengers include Ernest, a travelling salesman out for fun, seventeen-year-old Kit, also known as Pimples, and Camille the stripper who dances at stag nights and takes the star-struck young Norma under her wing. This powerful and unsentimental novel becomes a story of crisis and passion, love and longing, as the travellers reveal their secrets and journey away from their pasts and towards, possibly, the promise of the future. The Wayward...read more

  • Scott Thornley

    MacNeice and his team hunt a sophisticated serial killer who draws his inspiration from classic works of art. Two bodies have been found in the master bedroom of a mansion in Dundurn's old-money neighbourhood under the mountain. Howard Terry and his son, Matthew, have both been shot twice in the chest. Under Matthew's body is a doll with blood-red cotton wadding spilling out of its head. Nearby, a mannequin in a nightshirt lies on its back, with two bullet holes in its chest. On the other side of town, a body is discovered below the Devil's Punchbowl waterfall. Leaning against an enormous rock is a man in a cotton nightshirt wearing a papier mâché donkey's head. Two rounds in the chest....read more

  • Up

    Disney Press

    The sky's no longer the limit with Disney-Pixar's Up! The fantastic adventures are only just beginning when Carl, a retired helium-balloon salesman, attaches balloons to his house and takes off for the South American jungle. He soon discovers that an enthusiastic, young Junior Wilderness Explorer has stowed away for the ride. And to make matters worse, Carl has to deal with all manner of trouble, including dangerous dogs, a mad villain, and even a giant, flightless jungle bird. Spirits and imaginations will soar in this complete retelling of...read more

  • Up

    Disney Press

    The sky's no longer the limit with Disney-Pixar's Up! The fantastic adventures are only just beginning when Carl, a retired helium-balloon salesman, attaches balloons to his house and takes off for the South American jungle. He soon discovers that an enthusiastic, young Junior Wilderness Explorer has stowed away for the ride. And to make matters worse, Carl has to deal with all manner of trouble, including dangerous dogs, a mad villain, and even a giant, flightless jungle bird. Spirits and imaginations will soar in this complete retelling of...read more

  • Up

    Disney Press

    The sky's no longer the limit with Disney-Pixar's Up! The fantastic adventures are only just beginning when Carl, a retired helium-balloon salesman, attaches balloons to his house and takes off for the South American jungle. He soon discovers that an enthusiastic, young Junior Wilderness Explorer has stowed away for the ride. And to make matters worse, Carl has to deal with all manner of trouble, including dangerous dogs, a mad villain, and even a giant, flightless jungle bird. Spirits and imaginations will soar in this complete retelling of...read more

  • Gordon Korman

    Teens and pre-teens flock to any new offering from New York Times best-selling author Gordon Korman. Told through multiple viewpoints, Ungifted follows Donovan Curtis and his year at a magnet school for gifted and talented kids. Thanks to an administrative foul-up, the decidedly mediocre student Donovan finds himself enrolled in the Academy of Scholastic Distinction. Out of place and out of luck, Donovan joins the robotics team. And while he learns a few lessons from his gifted classmates, he also teaches a few of his...read more

  • Don DeLillo

    A finalist for the National Book Award, Underworld is Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle). Underworld is a story of men and women together and apart, seen in deep, clear detail and in stadium-sized panoramas, shadowed throughout by the overarching conflict of the Cold War. It is a novel that accepts every challenge of these extraordinary times -- Don DeLillo's greatest and most powerful work of fiction. Don DeLillo's mesmerizing novel opens with a legendary baseball game played in New York in 1951. The glorious outcome -- the home run that wins the game is...read more

  • Don DeLillo

    A finalist for the National Book Award, Underworld is Don DeLillo’s most powerful and riveting novel—“a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner” (San Francisco Chronicle). Underworld is a story of men and women together and apart, seen in deep, clear detail and in stadium-sized panoramas, shadowed throughout by the overarching conflict of the Cold War. It is a novel that accepts every challenge of these extraordinary times -- Don DeLillo's greatest and most powerful work of fiction. Don DeLillo's mesmerizing novel opens with a legendary baseball game played in New York in 1951. The glorious outcome -- the home run that wins the game is...read more