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  • Big girl [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Big girl / a novel2010

    by Danielle Steel

    (12,198)

    Summary: Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria Dawson loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her...  more »

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  • The particular sadness of lemon cake [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The particular sadness of lemon cake / a novel2010

    by Aimee Bender

    (61,147)

    Summary: Being able to taste people's emotions in food may at first be horrifying. But young, unassuming Rose Edelstein grows up learning to harness her gift as she becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.

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  • The children's book [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The children's book / a novel2009

    by A. S. Byatt

    (16,281)

    Summary: When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum--a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of...  more »

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  • The magicians [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The magicians / a novel2009

    by Lev Grossman

    (238,047)

    Summary: As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. After graduating from college and being...  more »

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  • Wonder when you'll miss me [downloadable ebook]

    Wonder when you'll miss me2003

    by Amanda Davis

    (1,426)

    Summary: Follow sixteen-year-old Faith Duckle in this audacious and darkly funny tale as she moves through the difficult journey from the schoolyard to the harlequin world of the circus. At fifteen, Faith was...  more »

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  • The secret life of bees [downloadable ebook]

    The secret life of bees2003

    by Sue Monk Kidd

    (1,129,691)

    Summary: Now in paperback comes the intoxicating debut novel of "one motherless daughter's discover of ... the strange and wondrous places we find love" ("The Washington Post"). Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing work is set in South Carolina in 1964.

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  • Little women [downloadable ebook]

    Little women2009

    by Louisa May Alcott

    (1,708,078)

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  • Mansfield Park [downloadable ebook]

    Mansfield Park2008

    by Jane Austen

    (287,999)

    Summary: Ten-year-old Fanny Price, the child of a poor family, is sent to be raised by her wealthy uncle and his wife at their grand country manor, Mansfield Park.

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  • Velva Jean learns to drive [downloadable ebook]

    Velva Jean learns to drive2009

    by Jennifer Niven

    Summary: Velva Jean dreams of being a big-time singer in Nashville until she falls for Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned preacher, and soon she must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream.

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  • Oliver Twist, or, the Parish boy's progress [downloadable ebook]

    Oliver Twist, or, the Parish boy's progress2005

    by Charles Dickens

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  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [downloadable ebook]

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn2009

    by Mark Twain

    (1,161,852)

    Summary: Huckleberry Finn, an abused outcast, rafts with Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River, where they have a variety of experiences.

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  • The personal history, adventures, experience & observation of David Copperfield, the younger of Blunderstone Rookery [downloadable ebook] / which he never meant to be published on any account

    The personal history, adventures, experience & observation of David Copperfield, the younger of Blunderstone Rookery / which he never meant to be published on any account2006

    by Charles Dickens

    (201,389)

    Summary: David Copperfield suffers from his abusive stepfather and the betrayal of the scheming Uriah Heep, finds a new life with his formidable aunt, and falls in love with Dora, as he fights to escape his impoverished and unhappy childhood.

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  • Hannah's hope [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Hannah's hope / a novel2005

    by Karen Kingsbury

    (2,310)

    Summary: "A fifteen-year-old girl longs for the father she never knew"--Provided by the publisher.

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  • Back Creek [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Back Creek / a novel2008

    by Leslie Goetsch

    (17)

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  • Circle of friends [downloadable ebook]

    Circle of friends2007

    by Maeve Binchy

    Summary: It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny--the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents ... Eve--the orphaned offspring...  more »

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  • A Christmas story [downloadable ebook]

    A Christmas story2003

    by Jean Shepherd

    (4,120)

    Summary: Ralphie, a nine-year-old boy in 1940s Indiana, dreams of receiving a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas but encounters resistance at every turn when he makes his wish known.

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  • M.C. Higgins, the great [downloadable ebook]

    M.C. Higgins, the great2011

    by Virginia Hamilton

    Summary: As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.

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  • A portrait of the artist as a young man [downloadable ebook]

    A portrait of the artist as a young man2010

    by James Joyce

    (129,404)

    Summary: Traces the childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood of Stephen Dedalus, a character based on author James Joyce's life.

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  • Alice Bliss [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    Alice Bliss / a novel2011

    by Laura Harrington

    (2,946)

    Summary: When Alice Bliss learns that her father is being deployed to Iraq, she's heartbroken. Alice idolizes her father, loves working beside him in their garden, accompanying him on the occasional roofing...  more »

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  • We are all welcome here [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    We are all welcome here / a novel2007

    by Elizabeth Berg

    (10,147)

    Summary: Three women are each struggling against overwhelming odds for her own kind of freedom. It is the summer of 1964. In Tupelo, Mississippi, the town of Elvis's birth, tensions are mounting over...  more »

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  • On rough seas [downloadable ebook]

    On rough seas2008

    by Nancy L Hull

    Summary: In Dover, England in 1940, fourteen-year-old Alec Curtis wants nothing more than to go to sea, to absolve himself of the guilt he feels over the earlier drowning of his cousin and to help the war...  more »

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  • The view from Mount Joy [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The view from Mount Joy / a novel2007

    by Lorna Landvik

    Summary: A delightfully quirky and intensely moving new novel about a man, a supermarket, the roads not taken, and the great, unexpected pleasures found in living a good life. When hunky teenage hockey player...  more »

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  • The last of the savages [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The last of the savages / a novel1996

    by Jay McInerney

    (1,489)

    Summary: A friendship between two men who met in an elite prep school. One is Patrick Keane, an Irish-Catholic from the working classes eager to adopt the culture of the upper classes. The other is Will...  more »

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  • A tree grows in Brooklyn [downloadable ebook]

    A tree grows in Brooklyn2003

    by Betty Smith

    Summary: A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900s, this novel follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the...  more »

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  • All the pretty horses [downloadable ebook]

    All the pretty horses1992

    by Cormac McCarthy

    (95,002)

    Summary: John Grady Cole, a 16-year-old dispossessed Texan, crosses the Rio Grande into Mexico in 1949, accompanied by his pal Lacey Rawlins. The two precocious horsemen pick up a sidekick--a laughable but...  more »

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  • The crossing [downloadable ebook]

    The crossing1995

    by Cormac McCarthy

    (30,653)

    Summary: Billy and Boyd Parham are just boys in the years before the Second World War, but on the cusp of unimaginable events. Billy sets forth at the age of sixteen on an unwitting journey into the souls of...  more »

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  • Those who save us [downloadable ebook]

    Those who save us2005

    by Jenna Blum

    (94,974)

    Summary: For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier...  more »

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  • Velva Jean learns to fly [downloadable ebook]

    Velva Jean learns to fly2011

    by Jennifer Niven

    (36,445)

    Summary: Velva Jean leaves Appalachia to pursue her dream of being a singer, but instead discovers she wants to be a female pilot after her brother treats her to a surprise flying lesson.

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  • The lost father [downloadable ebook]

    The lost father1993

    by Mona Simpson

    (368)

    Summary: Mayan Atassi--once Mayan Stevenson--returns in an immensely powerful novel about love and lovelessness, fathers and fatherlessness, and the loyalties that shape us even when they threaten to destroy...  more »

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  • Okay for now [downloadable ebook]

    Okay for now2011

    by Gary D Schmidt

    (31,749)

    Summary: As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally...  more »

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  • Milk glass moon [downloadable ebook] / a Big Stone Gap novel

    Milk glass moon / a Big Stone Gap novel2002

    by Adriana Trigiani

    (12,173)

    Summary: Fans of Trigiani's delightful trilogy (Big Cherry Holler; Big Stone Gap) will be sorry to part with Ave Maria MacChesney in this final installment. Readers who have followed Ave through her marriage...  more »

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  • The cat's table [downloadable ebook]

    The cat's table2011

    by Michael Ondaatje

    (24,347)

    Summary: In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--as far from the Captain's Table as can be--with a ragtag group...  more »

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  • The age of miracles [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The age of miracles / a novel2012

    by Karen Thompson Walker

    (88,662)

    Summary: Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.

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  • Great expectations [downloadable ebook]

    Great expectations2012

    by Charles Dickens

    Summary: Pip is content with his simple life until a bitter gentlewoman employs him as a sometime companion to herself and her adopted daughter. Pip then aspires to become a gentleman himself, though his...  more »

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  • Daisy Fay and the miracle man [downloadable ebook]

    Daisy Fay and the miracle man2011

    by Fannie Flagg

    (14,171)

    Summary: Growing up along the Gulf Coast's Shell Beach, Daisy Fay has to deal with lots of troubles, including her own daddy who has a "mortgage scheme in which his daughter has to return from the dead in a carefully orchestrated miracle"--Cover.

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  • The cloud atlas [downloadable ebook]

    The cloud atlas2004

    by Liam Callanan

    (2,194)

    Summary: Set against the magnificent backdrop of Alaska in the waning days of World War II, The Cloud Atlas is an enthralling debut novel, a story of adventure and awakening-and of a young soldier who came to...  more »

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  • The preacher's daughter [downloadable ebook]

    The preacher's daughter2011

    by Beverly Lewis

    Summary: "Annie Zook--the preacher's eldest daughter--is expected to join the Amish church, but at 20 she is 'still deciding.' Because of the strict rules that guide the Plain community, she must continually...  more »

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  • The namesake [downloadable ebook]

    The namesake2004

    by Jhumpa Lahiri

    (236,831)

    Summary: A young man born of Indian parents in America struggles with issues of identity from his teens to his thirties.

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  • Faerie after [downloadable ebook]

    Faerie after2013

    by Janni Lee Simner

    (711)

    Summary: Liza must journey to the Faerie realm in order to save both the fairy and human worlds from impending doom.

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  • Middlemarch [downloadable ebook] / a study of provincial life

    Middlemarch / a study of provincial life2012

    by George Eliot

    (137,145)

    Summary: Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is exactly what it claims. Its multiple plots center around the inhabitants of a fictitious Midlands town and their evolving relationships to each other. It is...  more »

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