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  • The Circle

    The Circle

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dave Eggers
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Knopf; First Edition edition (2013, Oct 8th).
    Pages:   

    The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. more

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  • William Shakespeare's Star Wars

    William Shakespeare's Star Wars

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ian Doescher
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Quirk Books; First Edition edition (2013, Jul 2nd).
    Pages:   176

    Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearstome Stormtroopers, signifying...pretty much everything.Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter—and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations--William Shakespeare’s Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you’re looking for. more

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  • My Story

    My Story

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elizabeth Smart
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   St. Martin's Press (2013, Oct 7th).
    Pages:   320

    For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crimeOn June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.Now for the first time, in her memoir, MY STORY, she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. more

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  • Storm Front

    Storm Front

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   John Sandford
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Putnam Adult (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   400

    The thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series. In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You’re about to get a visitor. It’s an Israeli cop, and she’s tailing a man who’s smuggled out an extraordinary relic—a copper scroll revealing startling details about the man known as King Solomon. Wait a minute, laughs Virgil. Is this one of those Da Vinci Code deals? The secret scroll, the blockbuster revelation, the teams of murderous bad guys? Should I be boning up on my Bible verses? He looks at the cop. She’s not laughing. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don’t care who’s in the way or what they have to do to get it. more

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  • Gone

    Gone

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Patterson
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company (2013, Sep 30th).
    Pages:   416

    A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why.Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him.Detective Bennett, along with his ten adopted children, their nanny, and his grandfather, are hidden safely on a rural California farm, with guards courtesy of the FBI's witness protection program. Perrine begins to embark on an escalating series of assassinations across the country, killings whose brazenness and audacity bring into question the possibility of safety and law in the US. more

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  • Doing Hard Time

    Doing Hard Time

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Stuart Woods
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Putnam Adult (2013, Oct 8th).
    Pages:   320

    The riveting new Stone Barrington novel from New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods.   When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York.  But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone.  A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force—with lethal results.  And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally . . . a gentleman of unique abilities, who can fly below the radar and above the law.  From the high-stakes poker tables of Las Vegas to California’s lush beachside resorts, the trail of disguise, subterfuge, and murder leads to a shocking conclusion. more

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  • Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

    Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Dean
    Format:   
    Publisher:   HarperFestival (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   

    Join Pete in New York Times bestselling artist James Dean's Pete the Cat picture book series as Pete celebrates Thanksgiving in this groovy lift-the-flap book!Starring in the school Thanksgiving play would make even the coolest cat nervous. But when Pete the Cat gets onstage, he makes learning the story of the first Thanksgiving fun. With thirteen flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises, this book is sure to be a holiday favorite for every Pete the Cat fan. more

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  • Two Boys Kissing

    Two Boys Kissing

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   David Levithan
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Knopf Books for Young Readers (2013, Aug 27th).
    Pages:   

    Named to the 2013 National Book Award LonglistA 2014 Stonewall Honor BookIn his follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Every Day, David Levithan, co-author of bestsellers Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing (former) couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other. more

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  • Starry Night: A Christmas Novel

    Starry Night: A Christmas Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Debbie Macomber
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Ballantine Books (2013, Oct 8th).
    Pages:   256

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER’Tis the season for romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer with this new novel from Debbie Macomber.   Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. So her editor hands her a challenge: She can cover any topic she wants, but only if she first scores the paper an interview with Finn Dalton, the notoriously reclusive author.   Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness, Finn has written a megabestselling memoir about surviving in the wild. But he stubbornly declines to speak to anyone in the press, and no one even knows exactly where he lives.   Digging deep into Finn’s past, Carrie develops a theory on his whereabouts. It is the holidays, but her career is at stake, so she forsakes her family celebrations and flies out to snowy Alaska. more

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  • How to Entice an Enchantress

    How to Entice an Enchantress

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Karen Hawkins
    Format:   Mass Market Paperback
    Publisher:   Pocket Books (2013, Sep 17th).
    Pages:   352

    The Duchess is doing it again! Matchmaking, that is. Bestselling author Karen Hawkins charms with a delightful retelling of Beauty and the Beast— Scottish style. Scarred in the terrible accident that took his wife, gruff Lord Kirk has hidden himself from Society. When he meets his neighbor, Dahlia Balfour—a young beauty who shares his love for poetry and books—he realizes she is the one woman who could make him forget the past. But how can such a recluse attract the eye of an enchantress? Kirk appeals to his godmother, the Duchess of Roxburghe, to help him become the dashing, well-dressed hero of Dahlia’s dreams. Arriving at a house party given by the Duchess, Dahlia is unprepared for the change in her neighbor. Suddenly, she is seeing him in a whole new light. more

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