Groundbreaking Reads: Fiction
- The Aviator's Wife byIn the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
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- Speaking from among the Bones byISBN: 9781410455482When the tomb of St. Tancred is opened at a village church in Bishop's Lacey, the shocking contents lead to another case for Flavia de Luce.
- World War Z byISBN: 9780307346605Soon to be a major motion picture! The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.
- Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by"New York Times"-bestselling author Chiaverini illuminates the extraordinary friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who won her freedom by the skill of her needle, and the friendship of the First Lady by her devotion.
- The Hunger Games byISBN: 9780439023528In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV.
- Catching Fire byISBN: 9780439023498Publication Date: 2009-09-01Against all odds Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark. Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in this second novel of the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.
- Mockingjay byISBN: 9780439023511Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has twice survived the Hunger Games. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge . . . Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss Everdeen.
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close byISBN: 9780618329700Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11.
- Still Alice byISBN: 9781439102817Neuroscientist Genova presents a realistic portrayal of Alzheimer's disease in her debut novel.
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies byISBN: 9780345520685All over England, the dead are rising again, and now even the daughters of Britain’s best families must devote their lives to mastering the deadly arts. Elizabeth Bennet is a fearsome warrior whose ability with a sword is matched only by her quick wit and even sharper tongue.
- Carrie byISBN: 9780385086950An unpopular teenage girl whose mother is a religious fanatic is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates and uses her hidden telekinetic powers to inflict a terrifying revenge.
- Prodigal Summer byISBN: 9780060199654Barbara Kingsolver, a writer praised for her "extravagantly gifted narrative voice" (New York Times Book Review), has created with this novel a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself.
- Becoming Jane Eyre byISBN: 9781410424945Publication Date: 2010-04-02A beautifully imagined tale of the Bronte sisters, "Becoming Jane Eyre" delicately unravels the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her.
- Wicked byISBN: 9780060391447Following the traditions of classic fantasy fiction, Wicked is a richly woven tale that takes us to the other, darker side of the rainbow. We follow the Wicked Witch of the West's odyssey through the complex world of Oz. Oz never will be the same again.
- A Tale for the Time Being byISBN: 9780670026630In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century - a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.
- State of Wonder byISBN: 9780062049803Dr. Marina Singh, a research scientist with a pharmaceutical company, is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, who seems to have all but disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug.
- The Angel Experiment byISBN: 9780316155564Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time.
- The Yellow Birds byISBN: 9780316219365A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq,The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive. Twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle, which the two have been dropped into neither is prepared for - a groundbreaking novel.
- Olive Kitteridge byISBN: 9781400062089WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE - Thirteen rich, luminous narratives woven into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge, retired schoolteacher. Changes may occur in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn't always recognize these changes in those around her.