Author: Claudia Rankine
"Here, available for the first time in the UK, is the book in which Claudia Rankine first developed the 'American Lyric' form which makes her Forward Prize-winning collection Citizenso distinctive- an original combination of poetry, lyric essay, photography and visual art, virtuosically deployed. Don't Let Me Be Lonelyis Rankine's meditation on the self bewildered by race riots, terrorism, medicated depression and television's ubiquitous influence. Written during George W. Bush's presidency in an America still reeling from the 9/11 attacks and charging headlong into war in Iraq, this is an early 21st-century work of great wit, intelligence and depth of feeling, with urgent lessons for the present."
Author: Karen Rose
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
It was a desperate plan. But Mary Grace Winters knew the only way to save herself and her child from her abusive cop husband was to stage their own death. Now all that remains of their former life is at the bottom of a lake. Armed with a new identity in a new town, she and her son have found refuge hundreds of miles away. As Caroline Stewart, she has almost forgotten the nightmare she left behind nine years ago. She is even taking a chance on love with Max Hunter, a man with wounds of his own. But her past is about to collide with the present when her husband uncovers her trail and threatens her hard-won peace. Step by step, he's closing in on her- and everything and everyone she loves.
Author: Jacob Sager Weinstein
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A super-secret operative saves the world from a diabolical threat through her ability to brandish just the right book at just the right time in this delightfully silly superhero tale illustated by Eisner Award-winner and Caldecott Honoree Vera Brosgol. When an evil genius has a diabolical plan to destroy every book on the planet, who has the tome-toting page power to thwart his dastardly scheme? Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian! She’s got the gadgets. She’s got the disguises. And she’s always got the right book at the right time. It’s a good thing, too, because Lyric McKerrigan is the world’s last hope! Jacob Sager Weinstein and Vera Brosgol introduce a smart and crafty heroine who is part comic-book hero, part reader extraordinaire, and wholly awesome.
Author: Teresa Toten
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, this understated and wise novel explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness and healing. Perfect for readers who love Eleanor & Park and All the Bright Places. ADAM’S GOALS: Grow immediately. Find courage. Keep courage. Get normal. Marry Robyn Plummer. The instant Adam Spencer Ross meets Robyn Plummer in his Young Adult OCD Support Group, he is hopelessly, desperately drawn to her. Robyn has an hypnotic voice, blue eyes the shade of an angry sky, and ravishing beauty that makes Adam’s insides ache. She’s also just been released from a residential psychiatric program—the kind for the worst, most difficult-to-cure cases; the kind that Adam and his fellow support group members will do anything to avoid joining. Adam immediately knows that he has to save Robyn, must save Robyn, or die trying. But is it really Robyn who needs rescuing? And is it possible to have a normal relationship when your life is anything but? Select praise for The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B: “. . . achingly authentic. Like Augustus Waters before him, Adam Spencer Ross will renew your faith in real-life superheroes and shatter your heart in equal measures.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “This book made me laugh, cry, think, and kept me coming back for more.” —The Guardian “Adam is a protagonist that readers will root for.” —VOYA “Honest, fresh, and funny . . . Toten employs information about OCD like grace notes in this deft and compelling narrative.” —Booklist “Adam is a fresh and complex character, and far more than the sum of his symptoms.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
When his daughter is kidnapped, Eric turns to his ex, powerful businessman Brock. Together they face a twisting investigation... and feelings between them that never went away.
Author: Ben Montgomery
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
The GIs called her Joey. Hundreds owed their lives to the tiny Filipina who stashed explosives in spare tires, tracked Japanese troop movements, and smuggled maps of fortifications across enemy lines. As the Battle of Manila raged, Josefina Guerrero walked through gunfire to bandage wounds and close the eyes of the dead. Her valor earned her the Medal of Freedom, but what made her a good spy was also destroying her: leprosy, which so horrified the Japanese they refused to search her. After the war, army chaplains found her in a nightmarish leper colony and fought for the US government to do something it had never done: welcome a foreigner with leprosy. This brought her celebrity, which she used to publicly speak for other sufferers. However, the notoriety haunted her and she sought a way to disappear. Ben Montgomery now brings Guerrero's heroic accomplishments to light.
Author: Susanne T. Schroder
Publisher: Exhibit A
A cheeky donkey HATES the idea of work - so much so, that he tries every trick in the book to make people think he is useless. For the most part, this seems to work, and passers by leave him alone. One winter however, someone turns up at the yard who is not so easily fooled, and the shocked little donkey is given the job of a lifetime... Armed with a sense of humor and fun, this magical story for 2 years and up will delight and enchant as the children hear the donkey's version of the very first Christmas...
Author: James Maxey
Bitterwood has spent the past twenty years hunting down dragons, one at a time. But he is getting old and the hate that he has carried in his heart since a group of dragon-soldiers killed his family is beginning to fade. When he kills the royal prince dragon, the king decides the only retribution is genocide of the human race. Bitterwood is forced to enter the Free City, the grand trap designed to eradicate mankind, with thousands of others. Can he lead from within, or can a select few dragons unite to stop the king's madness from becoming reality. Full of rich characters and drama, this is an amazingly astute vision of our own culture by way of a feudal kingdom where dragons rule, and humans are used as workers or pets.
Author: Kendra Little
Publisher: Kendra Little
This is a collection of the first 3 books in The Kavanagh Family Series, the bestselling contemporary romance series by Kendra Little. They're sexy, funny, romantic and emotional reads that will have you falling in love with this crazy family of billionaires. Best of all, each book is a complete story on its own, so you're getting great value! Books included in this set: The Billionaire Boyfriend Trap The Billionaire Boyfriend Proposal The Billionaire Boyfriend Bargain ABOUT THE BILLIONAIRE BOYFRIEND TRAP Cleo knows her job is borderline unethical, but she tells herself that the businessmen she spies on are arrogant and greedy. Besides, it pays well and she needs the money for her sister's medical bills and to put her through art school. But when that art school's very existence is under threat from Cleo's latest target, billionaire Reece Kavanagh, she will do anything in her power to stop him and keep her sister happy. Until she falls in love with him. He was supposed to be a jerk, but Reece turns out to be everything Cleo ever wanted in a man. His heart is not cold and empty as reported, but beats only for Cleo. So when he reveals the dark secret that drives him to close down the school, she knows she has to stop him, for his own good as well as her sister's. But what will Reece do when he finds out that the woman he trusts has been undermining him all along? FROM THE AUTHOR: I didn't set out to write a hero like Reece. He was supposed to be all bastard with a cold heart. But after a few chapters, I realized there was more to him. He still has that cold exterior, but it masks a vulnerability and fun side that only Cleo and his brothers can see. As I wrote THE BILLIONAIRE BOYFRIEND TRAP, I found myself falling in love with not only Reece, but the whole Kavanagh clan. Like all families, they're not perfect and the brothers have Issues with a capital I, but they've got each other's backs. I hope you'll love Reece and the rest of the Kavanaghs just as much as I do. --Kendra Keywords: sexy alpha heroes, office romance, bad boys, ex-military, billionaire romance, bestselling, bestseller
Author: J.C. Cervantes
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
A contemporary adventure based on Maya mythology from Rick Riordan Presents! Zane has always enjoyed exploring the dormant volcano near his home in New Mexico, even though hiking it is challenging. He'd much rather hang out there with his dog, Rosie, than go to middle school, where kids call him Sir Limps a Lot, McGimpster, or Uno--for his one good leg. What Zane doesn't know is that the volcano is a gateway to another world and he is at the center of a powerful prophecy. A new girl at school, Brooks, informs him that he's destined to release an evil god from the ancient Maya relic he is imprisoned in--unless she can find and remove it first. Together they return to the volcano, where all kinds of crazy happens. Brooks turns into a hawk, a demon attacks them in a cave, and Rosie gives her all while trying to protect Zane. When Zane decides to save his dog no matter the cost, he is thrust into an adventure full of surprising discoveries, dangerous secrets, and an all-out war between the gods, one of whom happens to be his father. To survive, Zane will have to become the Storm Runner. But how can he run when he can't even walk well without a cane?
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
A meditation on mortality and lost innocence: a portrait of adolescence as that hinge moment in life when self-knowledge brings intimations of one's destiny.
Author: Georg Rauch
"A YA memoir of an 18-year old part-Jewish youth who, despite his heritage, is drafted into Hitler's army and sent to serve on the Russian front"--
Author: Rhys Thomas
Publisher: Hachette UK
This is no ordinary love story and Sam is no typical hero...but he is a hero. Charming, quirky, and absolutely bursting with heart, this is the perfect book club read for fans of Eleanor Oliphant, The Rosie Project, and A Man Called Ove. Sam Holloway has survived the worst that life can throw at you. But he's not really living. His meticulous routines keep everything nice and safe - with just one exception... Three nights a week, Sam dons his superhero costume and patrols the streets. It makes him feel invincible - but his unlikely heroics are getting him into some sticky, and increasingly dangerous, situations. Then a girl comes into his life, and his ordered world is thrown into chaos ... and now Sam needs to decide whether he can be brave enough to finally take off the mask. Both hilarious and heart-warming, this is a story about love, loneliness, grief, and the life-changing power of kindness. READERS ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH SAM HOLLOWAY: 'The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway is all kinds of beautiful things. It's a story about the need for hope, of needing to belong, and that change is possible, even in the most unlikely of circumstances. It's a love story, it's a story of learning to love yourself and others. It is, quite simply, a beautiful and quirky read' Brew and Books blog 'This sweet novel about a broken young man trying to do good in the world was, for me, a brief, bright respite from the ugly clamor of current events. Best read with tea at your side and a cat on your lap' Monica Wood, author of The One in a Million Boy 'A hilarious, laugh-out-loud story which also manages to be deadly serious, proving that it takes incredible courage to overcome the pain of grief. It will cut you to the heart and remind you of what's most important in life. Read this book - I can't recommend it highly enough' Created To Read book blog 'Sweet, funny, sad and ultimately uplifting, this is a really charming and enjoyable read, with a great character in Sam' NetGalley reviewer 'Highly recommend this book. Emotional and inspirational with a dash of action and romance' Goodreads reader 'What a cracking read. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it and empathized with all the characters. An easy, comfortable read, perfect with a pot of tea and tin of biscuits. Loved it' NetGalley reviewer 'A lovely, feel-good book, definitely worth reading' Goodreads reader 'Brilliant book, well written and gripping from page one' Goodreads reader