Kristy Wagner

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The Giver

• <b>Author:</b> Lois Lowry<p>Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community. This ebook includes a sample chapter of GATHERING BLUE.<p>Aug 01, 1994 – Winner of the 1994 …

Wedding Night

• <b>Author:</b> Sophie Kinsella<p>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with her trademark blend of sparkling wit and playful romance in this page-turning story of a wedding to remember—and a honeymoon to forget. <br>Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big …

The Ask

• <b>Author:</b> Sam Lipsyte<p><b>A searing, beautiful, and deeply comic novel by a young American master</b><p>Milo Burke, a development officer at a third-tier university, has "not been developing": after a run-in with a well-connected undergrad, he finds himself among the burgeoning class of the newly unemployed. …

A Hundred Summers

• <b>Author:</b> Beatriz Williams<p><b>As the 1938 hurricane approaches Rhode Island, another storm brews in this New York Times bestseller from the author of The Summer Wives.</b> <b></b><br>Lily Dane has returned to Seaview, Rhode Island, where her family has summered for generations. It’s an escape not only from New York’s …

Portnoy's Complaint

• <b>Author:</b> Philip Roth<p><b>The groundbreaking novel that propelled its author to literary stardom: told in a continuous monologue from patient to psychoanalyst, Philip Roth's masterpiece draws us into the turbulent mind of one lust-ridden young Jewish bachelor named Alexander Portnoy.</b><p>Portnoy's Complaint <i>n.</i> …

Don't Get Too Comfortable

• <b>Author:</b> David Rakoff<p>A bitingly funny grand tour of our culture of excess from an award-winning humorist.<p>Whether David Rakoff is contrasting the elegance of one of the last flights of the supersonic Concorde with the good-times-and-chicken-wings populism of Hooters Air; working as a cabana boy at a …

The Dud Avocado

• <b>Author:</b> Elaine Dundy & Terry Teachout<p><i>The Dud Avocado</i> follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy’s Sally Jay Gorce who told us what …

I Was Told There'd Be Cake

• <b>Author:</b> Sloane Crosley<p><b>Hailed by David Sedaris as "perfectly, relentlessly funny" and by Colson Whitehead as "sardonic without being cruel, tender without being sentimental," from the author of the new collection Look Alive Out There.</b><p><b>Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of</b> …

The Vacationers

• <b>Author:</b> Emma Straub<p><b>"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars)</b><p>An irresistible, deftly observed …

Praying Drunk

• <b>Author:</b> Kyle Minor<p>The characters in <i>Praying Drunk</i> speak in tongues, torture classmates, fall in love, abandon their children, keep machetes beneath passenger seats, and collect porcelain figurines. From Kentucky to Florida to Haiti, these stories enact the struggle to remain physically and …

An Untamed State

• <b>Author:</b> Roxane Gay<p><b>“Once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down. An Untamed State is a novel of hope intermingled with fear, a book about possibilities mixed with horror and despair. It is written at a pace that will match your racing heart, and while you find yourself shocked,</b> …

Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives--and Our Lives Change Our Genes [Hardcover]

Award-winning physician and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, reveals how genetic breakthroughs are completely transforming …

Think Like a Freak

• <b>Author:</b> Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner<p>The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more.<p>Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. …

Hard Choices

• <b>Author:</b> Hillary Clinton<p>Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.<p>“All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton …

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade [Hardcover]

In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn―then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage―set out on a peculiar, …

Friendship

• <b>Author:</b> Emily Gould<p><b>A novel about two friends learning the difference between getting older and growing up</b><p>Bev Tunney and Amy Schein have been best friends for years; now, at thirty, they're at a crossroads. Bev is a Midwestern striver still mourning a years-old romantic catastrophe. Amy is an East …

The Actress

• <b>Author:</b> Amy Sohn<p>A “fun, funny, steamy, and unputdownable” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) new novel from bestselling author Amy Sohn, in which an ambitious young actress discovers that every marriage is a mystery and that sometimes the greatest performances don’t take place on screen.<p>When Hollywood …

Crystal Eaters Paperback – Deckle Edge

Remy is a young girl who lives in a town that believes in crystal count: that you are born with one-hundred crystals inside and throughout your life, …

The Silkworm

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Galbraith<p><b>Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.</b><p>When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks …

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

• <b>Author:</b> Courtney Maum<p>In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, which <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> hailed as “funny and soulful…immediately appealing,” a failed monogamist attempts to woo his wife back and to answer the question: Is it really possible to fall back in love with your …

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

• <b>Author:</b> Helen Fielding<p><b>Bridget Jones—one of the most beloved characters in modern literature (v.g.)—is back! In Helen Fielding's wildly funny, hotly anticipated new novel, Bridget faces a few rather pressing questions:</b> <br>What do you do when your girlfriend’s sixtieth birthday party is the same day as …

The Goldfinch

• <b>Author:</b> Donna Tartt<p>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<p>"<i>The Goldfinch</i> is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, <i>The New</i> …