Brave Molly

What do you do when no one can see your monsters but you? At first, Molly runs from them. But they follow her down the sidewalk, getting in the way when she tries to make a new friend, popping up unexpectedly out of shadows, and multiplying. Until finally...Molly faces her fears. Author-illustrator Brooke Boynton-Hughes delivers a modern classic in this moving adventure that honors everyday acts of bravery and the power of friendship to banish the monsters that haunt us.
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The Galloway Road

Renna has just qualified as a mage and been offered a lucrative job halfway across the country. But getting there is another matter entirely, for the Galloway is lined with the bodies of those who dared to cross her new employer, and old songs relate tales of long-dead kings and graveyard courts.Hired to protect her on the journey is a grumpy mercenary who spends more time drinking than talking and seems to face his work with the enthusiasm most men reserve for their deaths. She's also joined by an irresponsible duo of musicians who break hearts with their music and break purses with their gambling. Renna herself is struggling with personal matters, and the company and difficult journey aren't helping.All Renna has to do is take the Galloway Road from the coast to Gibbet Rock, but she's far from convinced she'll make it through so much as a single day.
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Mimi's Treasure Trouble

Mimi and her Periwinkle Tower pals are back in this sweet and silly sequel to It's Not Easy Being Mimi! But after a series of friendship mishaps, will they still be able to stick together forever?Six members loyal, six members true. We'll stick together, whatever we do!Mimi and her best friends Yoshi, Tonya, Boris, Hunter, and Sofie have formed the Gum Club, a special club where they eat gumballs from Boris's gumball machine, recite the special Gum Club Promise to always stick together, and talk about important things, like the tunnel they are digging behind the Periwinkle Tower where they might even find dinosaur bones or buried treasure. But it's hard to keep a group of six friends together no matter what. Yoshi has to go to Reading Boot Camp all summer for help learning to read. Tonya is getting annoyed with Yoshi for playing his ukulele too loudly, and she gets bossy while they're digging in the tunnel....
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It's Not Easy Being Mimi

"I love this sweet and quirky book—Fancy Nancy would have loved to be Mimi's identical twin!" —Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of Fancy NancyMimi and her cat Marvin must adjust to life with an unexpected new neighbor in this hilarious, quirky, and heartwarming start to a brand-new illustrated chapter book series.Meet Mimi! She's a cat-loving, convertible-driving, bucket-cake-baking girl who loves living in the Periwinkle Tower with her best pals, Yoshi and Tonya. When the friends learn that someone new is moving into the building just before Thanksgiving, Mimi hopes it will be a girl just like her to share all of her hobbies and adventures. But the new neighbor is not what Mimi envisioned at all. And by Christmas, things have gone from iffy...to bad...to worse! Will life in the Periwinkle Tower ever be as fabulous as it was before?
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The Eldritch Conspiracy bs-5

Celia Graves was once an ordinary human, but those days are long gone. Now she strives to maintain her sanity and her soul while juggling both vampire abilities and the powers of a Siren.   Not every bride needs a bridesmaid who can double as a bodyguard. But Celia's cousin Adriana is no ordinary bride: she's a Siren princess, and she's marrying the king of a small but politically important European country. She's getting death threats from fanatics who want to see the whole Siren race wiped out—including Celia herself, who is half Siren. Luckily, Celia is on duty when a trip to a bridal salon is interrupted by an assassination attempt, so everyone survives. When Adriana returns to the Siren homeland to try to prevent a coup, Celia is free to hunt for the terrorists and the vile mage who is helping them (while keeping her eyes open for the perfect maid-of-honor dress).  Assuming the bride and groom both live to see their wedding day, this will be one royal wedding no one will ever forget.
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The Scarlet Letter Society

Every fairy tale seems to end with a woman finding love after years of pining away for the Man of Her Dreams. They then settle down, buy a house with a white picket fence, have 2.4 children and live happily ever after. Well buckle up, because this is what really happens after 'I Do'.Meet Maggie, Eva and Lisa, founders of The Scarlet Letter Society. Named as such due to their various infidelities, both physical and emotional, the 'SLS' is these womens' refusal to be shamed like Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale of forbidden longing. Maggie is twice-divorced and juggling three lovers—one of whom is her first ex-husband. Eva is trapped in a loveless marriage and has turned to her young intern and a seductive French chef for satisfaction. Lisa dreams of one day becoming a mother, but her husband has more romantic interest in her footwear than he does in her.Once a month, these women meet at their local bookstore to discuss love, life and literature....
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Birds of America

A poignant and evocative novel of self-discovery that follows a young man in America and abroad, on a journey into adulthood during the turbulent 1960sIt is 1964, and Peter Levi, a young student and bird watcher, has come to Paris to study at the Sorbonne. Shy and innocent at nineteen years old, he arrives fresh from an extended Maine holiday with his vivacious mother, and is determined to live a life free of unwanted complications and unnecessary stress. But this is an era of great change in the world, a time when war is looming in Southeast Asia and social unrest is simmering. There is much to trouble and confuse the young American as he journeys through foreign countries—and feelings—into adulthood. For Peter, the simplicity of childhood is over—and his new life is becoming increasingly complex in a world growing more unrecognizable by the day.Mary McCarthy's splendid Birds of America is a moving and surprising coming-of-age tale: the unforgettable...
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Demon Song bs-3

Adams (a joint pseudonym for C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp) delivers a satisfying third Celia Graves adventure to follow 2010's Blood Song and Siren Song. Bodyguard by profession, vampire by accident, and siren by heritage, Celia leads a life of excitement and turmoil, struggling to control her bloodlust and dark impulses even as she discovers new abilities. Her attempts to maintain a normal existence are stymied by anti-vampire prejudice, a death curse, and a demonic invasion that could destroy the world. Her only hope lies in finding a set of long-lost artifacts, deciphering the prophecies of a deceased friend, and persuading quarrelsome allies to work together. This series just keeps getting better, maintaining a delicate balance between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. The emotional components are just as strong as the action sequences, set against an increasingly interesting world. Review "Urban fantasy gets a noteworthy talent boost as Adams—C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp—launches a vibrant new series featuring an indomitable and likeable heroine.  As Celia's world darkens and intensifies, witty dialogue and introspection keep the story flowing. Grab some snacks and settle in for a wild ride!"--RT Book Reviews on Blood Song "Adams and Clamp are adept at writing intensely sensuous scenes, but where they really shine is in the creation of an unforgettable world. Laurel K. Hamilton readers will enjoy this."-- Booklist on Moon’s Web _“Action-packed and sexy, a tense and thrilling joyride. Will have readers holding their breath from the first page to the very last.”--Yasmine Galernorn, New York Times bestselling author “_Cold Moon Rising_ [has] plenty of action, a wealth of detail, and supernatural features that are just plain cool. In fact, I'm a little envious. I wish I'd thought of some of this stuff."--Jim Butcher, New York Times bestselling author
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Cannibals and Missionaries

A suspenseful and sometimes horrifying novel of manners, whose plot and odd mix of characters combine to produce an unorthodox thriller about the hijacking of a Middle East-bound jetliner over France in early 1975. "Psychologically astute, ironic and ultimately heartbreaking"(Publishers Weekly).
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Mary McCarthy

In the first volume of the definitive edition of her fiction, four novels and eight classic stories by the witty and provocative writer who defined a generation.Seventy-five years ago Mary McCarthy provoked a scandal with her electrifying debut novel, The Company She Keeps (1942), announcing the arrival of a major new voice in American literature. A candid, thinly-veiled portrait of the late-1930s New York intellectual scene, its penetrating gaze and creative fusion of life and literature—"mutual plagiarism," she called it—became the hallmark of McCarthy's fiction, which the Library of America now presents in full for the first time in deluxe collector's edition. The Oasis (1949), a wicked satire about a failed utopian community, and The Groves of Academe (1952), a pioneering campus novel depicting the insular and often absurd world of academia, burnished her reputation as an acerbic truth-teller, but it was with A...
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Princess Mirror-Belle and the Sea Monster's Cave

From the bestselling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, comes Princess Mirror-Belle, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Full of black and white illustrations by Lydia Monks, Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for fans of this bestselling picture book team who are beginning to read on their own.Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from Mirror Belle muscling in on Ellen's seaside holiday to the return of Prince Precious Paws. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.
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