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Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)
Emily Bronte

CLASSIC BRONTE

Set against the stark beauty of the English moor, the mysterious gypsy boy Heathcliff, who has been adopted by the Earnshaw family, discovers his soul mate in his stepsister Cathy. As a man unable to have the love of his life, he seeks vengeance against anyone who comes between them.


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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky

TEEN CHBOSKY

A story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.


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Cosmopolis: A Novel
Don DeLillo

DELILLO

Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father’s old barber, while remotely wagering his company’s massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. The trip across the city quickly becomes dizzyingly hellish as he encounters explosive city riots, a parade of provocative visitors, and is thrust into a myriad of intimate encounters.


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The Paperboy (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel
Pete Dexter

DEXTER

In Florida, fame-hungry journalists reopen an investigation into the murder of a county sheriff. They fabricate false evidence and save the convicted man from being executed, for which they are awarded the Pulitzer Prize. A look at what some people will do to gain fame.


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Les Miserables (Everyman's Library)
Victor Hugo

CLASSIC HUGO

The Romantic novel paints a picture of nineteen century Paris, in all its gritty detail, at a time of revolution. Themes of moral redemption, politics, justice and human rights are vividly expressed as Hugo follows the lives of four unforgettable characters through the sordid streets of Paris.


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On the Road (Essential Edition): (Penguin Essential Edition)
Jack Kerouac

CLASSIC KEROUAC

On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, “A sideburned hero of the snowy West.” As “Sal Paradise” and “Dean Moriarty”, the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac’s love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.


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Life of Pi
Yann Martel

MARTEL

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship in the Pacific, one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old Indian boy names Pi. His story is a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound readers in equal measure.


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Cloud Atlas: A Novel
David Mitchell

MITCHELL

In this audacious and dazzling novel, Mitchell weaves history, science, humor, and suspense through six separate but related narratives, each set in a different time and place, each written in a different prose style, and each broken mid-action only to be concluded in the second half of the book.


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The Silver Linings Playbook [movie tie-in edition]: A Novel
Matthew Quick

QUICK

Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure him a happy ending, the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. The problem is, Pat’s now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he’s being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy.


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The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In)
J.R.R. Tolkien

SF TOLKIEN/SF TEEN TOLKIEN

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.


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Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy

CLASSIC TOLSTOY

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies of society. Set against a vast and richly textured canvas of nineteenth-century Russia, the novel’s seven major characters create a dynamic imbalance, playing out the contrasts of city and country life and all the variations on love and family happiness.


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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin

HISTORY US CIVWAR GOO

In this mega bestseller, the acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln’s political genius in a highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.


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