In the not-too-distant future, biotechnical advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal. 17-year old Jenna is recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses when she learns a startling secret about her existence.
Imaginative 13-year old Briony misrepresents a scene between her older sister and the housekeeper’s son. Later, she accuses him of a crime she has no proof he committed. She spends years trying to atone for this.
Taylor Greer grew up in rural Kentucky with the goal of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. By the time she arrives in Tucson, AZ she has a 3-year-old Native American girl with her and she wants to settle down.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of WWII, Death related the story of Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding.
15-year old Christopher has Asperger’s, a form of autism. He knows a great deal about math and very little about human beings. When he finds his neighbor’s dog murdered, he sets out on a terrifying journey that will turn his world upside down.
16-year old Eon hopes to become an apprentice to one of the 12 angry dragons of good fortune and learn to be its main interpreter but to do will require much, including keeping is a secret that she is a girl.
A Saudi Arabian family hires a desert guide to investigate the disappearance of their teen daughter. When her body is found in the desert and it is determined she died from drowning, the guide teams up with a lab worker to find out what really happened.
A professor has a painting that he has kept secret for decades. The reasons unfold in a series of stories that trace ownership of the painting back to World War II and Amsterdam, and back to the work's inspiration.
16-year Griet is hired by the artist Vermeer as a household servant. As the daughter of a tile maker, she has a natural eye for color and design and she learns how Vermeer sees the people that he paints.
Author recalls her life growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father and distant mother. She and her siblings have to fend for themselves until they find the resources and will to leave home.
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called "Graces," Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
16-year old Katniss accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.
In August 1883, a catastrophic volcanic eruption off the coast of Java was followed by a tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. The author brings new perspective to this iconic event, showing how the event had global repercussions and marked a change in East-West relations.
When his parents decide to emigrate from India to Canada, Pi and his zoo-keeping family aboard a cargo ship full of animals. Shipwrecked, Pi is saved in a life raft with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger.
Dr. David Henry delivers his own twins. The boy is healthy but the girl has Down Syndrome. Rationalizing the need to protect his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter their lives forever.
Mma Ramotswe sets up a small storefront office in Botswana and is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and locate a missing 11-year-old boy who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.
Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh father, Lily remembers the afternoon that her mother was killed when she was 4. With the friend, Rosaleen, they run away and are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters.
Set against 3 decades of Afghanistan’s history shaped by Soviet occupation, civil war and the Taliban, two women grow closer despite initial rivalry at the hands of their common enemy: their abusive husband.
Clare and Henry, deeply in love, try desperately to maintain normal lives even though he has a disorder, in which his genetic clock periodically resets, pulling him through time to the past or the future.
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