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Tantras (Forgotten Realms: The Avatar: Book 2)

Scott Ciencin

While Midnight and Adon stand trial for the alleged slaying of Elminster, Bane, god ofmurder, and his allies search for the lost Tablets of Fate, and Midnight ...

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Jared M. Diamond

Dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors he feels are responsible for history's broadest patterns

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Tomorrow, When the War Began (The Tomorrow Series #1)

John Marsden

Seven Australian teenagers return from a camping trip in the bush to discover that theircountry has been invaded and they must hide to stay alive. Reprint.

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The Red Badge of Courage (Large Print Edition)

Stephen Crane

THE cold passed reluctantly from the earth and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills resting.

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Shadow King (Time of Legends: The Sundering)

Gav Thorpe



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Mistral's Kiss (Meredith Gentry, Book 5)

Laurell K. Hamilton

Meredith Gentry struggles to fulfill her obligation to the world of Faerie by conceiving an heir to the throne of the Unseelie Court in order to restore magic ...

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Y The Last Man Deluxe Edition Book Four (Y: the Last Man)

Brian K. Vaughan

Yorick Brown, an unemployed and unmotivated slacker, discovers that he is the only maleleft in the world after a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every ...

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Tam Lin

Pamela Dean

This Scottish-based tale for adults offers a pregnant heroine who must rescue the manwho seduced her in the woods from his captor, the Fairie Queen.

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Magical Child (Plume)

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Available once again, Magical Child shows how to restore this amazing capacity for creative intelligence that is innate in every human.

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Michael Chabon

In 1939 New York City, Joe Kavalier, a refugee from Hitler's Prague, joins forceswith his Brooklyn-born cousin, Sammy Clay, to create comic-book superheroes ...

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The Black Company (Chronicles of The Black Company #1)

Glen Cook

The tough mercenaries of the Black Company risk their lives and their souls as they setout to find the White Rose, a mystical figure who embodies the very ...

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The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers Pt. 2 (Vol 2)

J. R. R. Tolkien

For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien's peerless fantasy has accumulatedworldwideacclaim as the greatest adventure tale ever written.No other writer has created ...

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Tartuffe, by Moliere

Moliere

An imposter cleric gets into the house of the wealthy Orgon, whom he fools into promising him his wealth, position, and his young daughter.

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Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3)

Terry Goodkind

Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must protect the New World from a savage armageddon ofwar, monsters, and treachery as they battle ancient forces of evil from ...

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Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote is a masterpiece of world fiction, a brilliant satire on traditional romances and an uproarious comedy and a prose-epic in a new genre for its time.

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This is all I ask

Lynn Kurland

National bestselling author Lynn Kurland takes a bold step forward with this stunningnovel that beautifully captures the majesty of the Medieval period.

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Berserk, Vol. 2

Kentaro Miura

Guts, the Black Swordsman, is marked with the Brand, which draws the forces of evil tohim, but, with a gigantic sword and an elf companion, Guts battles the ...

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Dreams from My Father (Random House Large Print)

Barack Obama

The son of an African father and white American mother discusses his childhood in Hawaii, his struggle to find his identity as an African American, and his life ...

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Twilight Eyes

Dean Koontz

Slim MacKenzie can see them though--he is cursed with Twilight Eyes!

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The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan

Robert Shea



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Superfolks

Robert Mayer

Years after retiring to the suburbs to get married and live a "normal" life,former superhero David Brinkley is suffering from a serious mid-life crisis and ...

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The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1)

Lloyd Alexander

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission tosave Prydain from the forces of evil.

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Good in Bed

Jennifer Weiner

Humiliated to discover that her ex-boyfriend has been chronicling their former sex life in a series of articles called "Loving a Larger Woman" in a popular ...

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Rising Stars Compendium

J. Michael Straczynski, Fiona Avery, Brent Anderson, Keu Cha, David Finch, Gary Frank, Stuart Immonen, Staz Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Ken Lashley, Al Rio, Peter Steigerwald, Christian Zanier

Launched in 1999, Rising Stars is about a group of people who are born with special abilities after a mysterious light appears in the sky.

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The Philosophical Strangler (Joe's World)

Eric Flint

When Greyboar, a professional strangler, discovers the Supreme Philosophy of Life, he seeks to atone for his villainy by undertaking a series of philosophical ...

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The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: Volume 1: The Shadow Kingdom (Best of Robert E Howard)

Robert E. Howard

This spectacular volume, gorgeously illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan, includes some of his best and most popular works.

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A Drink Before the War (Patrick Kenzie/Angela Gennaro Novels)

Dennis Lehane

Private investigation partners Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find amissing cleaning woman who allegedly stole confidential Statehouse ...

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Child of the Prophecy (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 3)

Juliet Marillier

In the epic conclusion of The Sevenwaters Trilogy, the old magic is fading, the ways of humankind are banishing the Old Ones, and Ireland is threatened with the ...

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Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy

Colin MacCabe

Hugely prolific in his first decade--Breathless, Contempt, Pierrot le Fou, Alphaville, and Made in USA are just a handful of the seminal works he directed- ...

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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Revised and Updated Edition

James W. Loewen

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh andmore accurate approach to teaching American history

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Heart's Blood: The Pit Dragon Chronicles, Volume Two

Jane Yolen

When a plea arrives from his beloved Akki, Jakkin becomes a spy and risks his dragon Heart's Blood, her five hatchlings, and his freedom to go to the rescue.

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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

Sappho

A critically acclaimed poet and classicist presents a dramatic new translation of thepoetry of Sappho, presenting all the extant fragments that exist of the ...

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Cold Mountain



the shadow of a crow At the first gesture of morning, flies began stirring. Inman's eyes and the long wound at his neck drew them, and the sound of their ...

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Shadowfires

Dean Koontz

After her husband's mangled corpse disappears from the morgue, Rachel is stalked bya mysterious stranger who is seeking revenge on her.

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Zombies Vs. Robots



In this tale of carnage from the Eisner Award-nominated team of artist Ashley Wood (Popbot) and writer Chris Ryall (The Great and Secret Show).

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Night (Oprah's Book Club)

Elie Wiesel

The narrative of a boy who lived through Auschwitz and Buchenwald provides a short andterrible indictment of modern humanity.

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Critique of Religion and Philosophy

Walter A. Kaufmann

Modern philosophy, unlike medieval philosophy, begins with man. Bacon and Descartes repeated the feat of Socrates and brought philosophy down to earth again ...

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Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle)

Christopher Paolini



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Joust (The Dragon Jousters)

Mercedes Lackey

Vetch, a brutally abused Altan serf under the rule of the Tians, who control dragons,finds salvation in a Jouster and his dragon, who train him to become a ...

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Generation Hex



Move over, older occultists - Generation Hex is in effect!

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Phantom of the Opera



A viscount seeks to unravel the mystery of the Paris Opera House and rescue the woman he loves from the threat of the phantom of the opera.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary ...

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Hot Water Music

Charles Bukowski

The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing.

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Dogs of War

Frederick Forsyth

And he wants it all. To do so, he must first remove the unfriendly government currently in power and replace it with a puppet regime. Towards this end, Manson hires the deadly Cat Shannon and his team of mercenaries to do the dirty work.

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War of the Twins (Dragonlance Legends, Vol. 2)

Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman

Raistlin, the enigmatic but evil magic-user, gathers his powers to destroy the Queen ofDarkness, but his twin brother, Caramon, together with Tasslehoff the ...

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Chobits 08

Yu Aida



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Heat Wave (Nikki Heat)

Richard Castle

NYPD detective Nikki Heat must deal with the continual presence of magazine journalistJameson Rook as she works to solve the murder of a real estate magnate.

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Ready Player One: A Novel

Ernest Cline

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place.

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"His Dark Materials" Heinemann Play (Heinemann Plays for 11-14)

Nicholas Wright

With sales of three-quarters of a million copies last year alone, Philip Pullman's trilogy "His Dark Materials "is already acknowledged as a classic.

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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Max Brooks

By the author of The Zombie Survival Guide. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

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