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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Dodgson, describing how Alice was conj...
1984
The year 1984 is finally upon us, and George Orwell's prophetic, nightmare vision in 1984 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is...
Twilight
Deeply sensuous and extraordinarily suspenseful, TWILIGHT captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a lo...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and ...
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you ...
Breaking Dawn
Twilight tempted the imagination. New Moon made readers thirsty for more. Eclipse turned the saga into a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the book tha...
New Moon
Legions of readers entranced by Twilight are hungry for more and they won't be disappointed. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistibl...
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Though the war against Voldemort is not going well, life at Hogwarts goes on, with the sixth-year students continuing their wizardly studies and tryin...
The Codebreakers
The magnificent, unrivaled history of codes and ciphers -- how they're made, how they're broken, and the many and fascinating roles they've played sin...
The Throne of Fire
Also by Rick Riordan Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: The Lightning Thief Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of ...
Underworld
‘This book is an aria and a wolf-whistle of our half-century’ Michael Ondaatje 'Extraordinary. . . Underworld is a rousingly impressive achievemen...
Suite Francaise
Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940. Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumst...
A Short History of Japan
New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a comprehensive, readable history of the land of the Rising Sun, from its a...
The Best Land Under Heaven
In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper as he and a restless caravan prepared for what they ho...
Secretum
July, 1700, Rome. Atto Melani - once a celebrated castrato soprano, now a spy in the service of King Louis XIV, the Sun King - mingles with other high...
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-n...
Hagakure
Hagakure ("In the Shadow of Leaves"') is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both ins...