By Sarah Skilton
Praise for High and Dry
"A darkish, well-constructed secret with a robust voice."
"Skilton’s most up-to-date covers a demanding and complex week within which Charlie needs to resolve relationships, wants, lies, and truths with a view to transparent his identify, regain his feel of self, and set his international correct again."
"School drama, romance, and secret make a heady mash-up and an related to speedy pick."
--The Bulletin of the guts for Children’s Books
"With a powerful subtext in regards to the hazards of test-driven curriculua, this novel will locate an viewers in such a lot excessive schools."
--School Library Journal
Summer time after highschool commencement and not anything however the open street prior to him, Kody Lehane takes to the air on a street journey to determine what this complete "adulthood" factor is all approximately. on the way to support his outdated co-worker Glenn triumph over his stressful previous, Kody, with his friend aura and his ex-lover Alma, will do no matter what it takes to aid their mentally volatile blood brother, and spot a number of the international alongside the best way. they're going to cease at not anything, no matter if it capability breaking outdated delivers, betraying these closest to them, and retracing the stairs of the useless to discover what they believe they're searching for.
By Hy Conrad
Welcome to the sequence of unique mysteries starring Adrian Monk, the intense investigator who regularly is aware while something’s out of place....
Monk and Natalie have ultimately settled right into a new workplace routine—but the detectives quickly have one other challenge to accommodate: Captain Stottlemeyer’s new lieutenant, A. J. Thurman—a guy of restricted talents whom Monk reveals insufferable.
Despite Thurman’s presence, Monk and Natalie attend the funeral of pass judgement on Oberlin, and it’s an outstanding factor. In common model, Monk examines the physique within the casket—and reveals facts of poison. The pass judgement on used to be murdered.
When Captain Stottlemeyer indicates an analogous indicators the pass judgement on had proven, Monk detects the paintings of a diabolical killer who wishes either males useless. along with his pal at risk and an enemy shut, Monk must positioned his reservations apart to crack the case in time.
By Jack McDevitt
It's the twenty first century, and all is correct with the realm. Or so it seems.
Vice President Charlie Haskell, who will shuttle wherever for a photograph op, is set to chop the ribbon for the just-completed American Moonbase. the 1st Mars voyage is set to depart excessive orbit, with a lady on the helm. under, the realm is marveling at an extraordinary sunlight eclipse.
But all that's correct is set to head disastrously mistaken while an beginner astronomer discovers a brand new comet. Named for its notice, Tomikois a "sun-grazer,"an interstellar wanderer with 100 occasions the mass and ten occasions the rate of alternative comets. And it truly is headed immediately for our moon.
In below 5 days, if scientists' predictions are correct, Tomiko will crash into the moon, shattering it right into a cloud of superheated fuel, dirt, and enormous chunks of rock that would rain down on this planet, inflicting chaos and killer storms, in all probability tidal waves inundating whole cities...or worse: a unmarried apocalyptic all over the world "extinction event."
In the interim, the inhabitants of Moonbase needs to be evacuated by means of a swiftly assembled fleet of trip rockets. there is not room, or time adequate, for everybody. And the vice chairman, who rashly promised to be final off ("I will lock the door and switch off the lights"), is attempting to determine how you can break out with out consuming his words.
In Moonfall,McDevitt has created a catastrophe mystery of really epic proportions, that includes a solid of unforgettable characters: the reluctant Russian rocket jockey entrusted with the lives of squabbling refugees; the girl selected to be first at the moon; the scientist who needs to deflect the "possum" (POSSible IMpactors) knocked from orbit or witness the top technological know-how itself. And on the middle of all of it is Charlie Haskell, the profession flesh presser who discovers his personal unforeseen reserves of simply himself and his kingdom, yet for all humankind.
Moonfall,is a spellbinding story of heroism and desire, cowardice and fervour performed opposed to the extraordinary spectacle of human history's darkest night.
As soon as upon a time, every thing was once nice. Humpty Dumpty sat on his wall, Jack and Jill went approximately their lawful enterprise, the massive undesirable Wolf did what giant undesirable wolves do, and the depraved queen plotted homicide such a lot foul. however the people hacked, cried havoc, close down the depraved queen's approach, and corrupted her database-and unexpectedly every thing was once now not tremendous in any respect. yet a minimum of we all know that they will all stay fortunately ever after. do not we? pcs and fairy stories collide to hilarious impact within the most up-to-date glowing cocktail of mayhem, wit, and beauty from the grasp of comedian myth.
By Lee Stephen
It really is March of 0012, and alter is at the horizon. President Carl Pauling nears retirement. Nightman keep watch over of Novosibirsk is achieving new heights. And within the depths of The computer, a revelation concerning the Alien conflict has placed the Fourteenth on a collision path with the reality. Embarking on a undertaking that threatens the very textile of the conflict, Scott and his comrades search to bare an enemy way more risky than any they've confronted at the battlefield. way more sinister than whatever from the celebrities.
By Stephen McCauley
Boston actual property agent William Collins is familiar with that his behavior are slipping uncontrolled. as a result of obsessive-compulsive day-by-day cleansing binges and a penchant for nightly on-line cruising for hookups, he reveals his revenues figures slipping regardless of a booming marketplace. there is additionally his ongoing fight to gather the hire from his passive-aggressive tenant and his concerns approximately his ally, Edward, whom he is definitely not in love with. simply as he makes a decision to cope with his lifestyles, he meets Charlotte and Samuel, filthy rich suburbanites searching for the suitable urban condo. "Happy couple," he writes in his notes. "Maybe i will be able to research anything from them." What he eventually discovers demanding situations his personal assumptions approximately actual property, love, and hope; and what they examine from him may possibly resolve a budding friendship, let alone a truly promising sale.
choked with crackling discussion introduced by means of a stellar ensemble of avid gamers, Alternatives to Sex is a great, hilarious chronicle of lifestyles in post-traumatic, morally ambiguous the USA -- the place the need to do sturdy is continually being tripped up through the necessity to believe strong. right away.
By Steven L. Kent
Earth, A.D. 2519. lower than a 12 months has handed because the clone army of the Enlisted Man's Empire toppled the govt. of the Unified Authority. Now the clones rule Earth, yet a brand new enemy has emerged--and trigger civil war...
Formerly informed to struggle for the U.A., clone Marine Wayson Harris had led the Enlisted Man's Empire invasion of Earth and wrested keep watch over clear of the previous regime. He's now able to do what it takes to make sure the recent stability of strength isn't jeopardized.
When a trio of spiritual enthusiasts from Mars makes an attempt to assault Harris, he fears there's extra unrest one of the colony's citizens. Hoping to stave off an rebellion, he leads a troop of Marines to Mars. yet as soon as there, they study the location is way graver than they first feared.
The purple planet's refugees have determined the clones are their no 1 enemy, and measures to get rid of them are underway. And while Harris is abducted and drugged, he discovers anything annoying approximately himself.
He will be reprogrammed...
***NATIONAL JEWISH e-book AWARD WINNER (2012)***
From the award-winning, the world over acclaimed author (“One of the simplest novelists alive” —Irving Howe): a Jewish lady marries a gentile laborer in turn-of-the-century Austria, with disastrous results.
A highschool honor scholar certain for collage and a profession as a mathematician, Blanca lives along with her mom and dad in a small city in Austria within the early years of the 20th century. in class sooner or later she meets Adolf, who comes from a relatives of peasant workers. Tall and durable, plainspoken and easy, Adolf is not like a person Blanca has ever met. And Adolf is awestruck via appealing, terrific Blanca–even even though she is Jewish. while Blanca is requested by way of institution directors to instruct Adolf, the inevitable occurs: they fall in love. And whilst Adolf asks her to marry him, Blanca abandons her plans to wait collage, converts to Christianity, and leaves her kinfolk, her associates, and her previous existence behind.
Almost instantly, issues start to cross horribly flawed. informed in a sequence of flashbacks as Blanca and her son flee from their city with the police in scorching pursuit, the tragic tale of Blanca’s existence with Adolf remembers a time and position which are not more yet that powerfully reverberate in collective memory.
By Winston Graham
Cornwall 1818. We proceed the story of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan, whose life retains open the outdated wounds of the feud among Ross and George; of Bella, the Poldark's youngest daughter, whose precocious expertise as a singer is inspired via her past love, Christopher Havergal, and by way of a unusual French conductor, who has extra in brain than Bella's tune; of Clowance, the Poldark's widowed daughter, who considers remarriage to 1 of 2 rival suitors; and of a assassin who stalks the villages of west Cornwall.