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Par Donna Tartt. 2013
Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise…tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. Bestseller. Pulitzer Prize winner. 2013.
Par John Vornholt. 2001
The Genesis Wave sweeps across the Alpha Quadrant, transforming planets on a molecular level and threatening entire civilizations with extinction.…To combat it, Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise have been forced into a tense alliance with the Klingon and Romulan Empires, both of which crave the forbidden secrets of the Genesis technology. Now the finest minds of three civilizations must find some way to halt the deadly wave, before yet another world is transformed into something alien and unrecognizable. Some descriptions of sex and violence. Sequel to "The Genesis wave, Book 1" (DC27523). Followed by "The Genesis wave, Book 3" (DC27525). 2001, c2000.
Par John Vornholt. 2000
Project Genesis was once the Federation's solution to overpopulation and food shortages in the Alpha Quadrant, but it became a…destructive weapon instead. Starfleet destroyed all Genesis data and records, but now, nearly a century later, Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise face the deadly rebirth of Genesis - with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance. Followed by "The Genesis wave, Book 2" (DC27524). 2000.
Par John Vornholt. 2003
The Genesis Wave swept through the Alpha Quadrant, creating new life at the expense of everything in its path, until…halted by Captain Picard and his crew. Now the device has fallen into the hands of a dangerous religious zealot. But that disaster may pale beside a new emergency, as Data develops a disturbing theory regarding the full cosmic consequences of the Genesis Effect. Some descriptions of violence. Sequel to "The Genesis wave, Book 2" (DC27524). 2003.
Par Philip Pullman. 1995
A tale set in Victorian England on an alternate Earth. Young Lyra Belacqua and her daemon enjoy an idyllic life…among the scholars at Jordan College. Then her friend Roger and other children are abducted by the Gobblers. Venturing north in pursuit, Lyra encounters an alien and sinister world. Descriptions of violence. For Junior and senior high readers. 1995. (His dark materials ; 1) Uniform title: Northern lights
Par Katherine Paterson. 1979
Galadriel, named out of Tolkien, is a tough, clever, angry 11-year-old and victor of many a foster home and despair…of the social services lady! This time she meets her match. Newbery Honor book. Grades 5-8. 1979.
Par Paul Brickhill. 2000
The Great Escape tells how more than six hundred men in a German prisoner of war camp worked together to…achieve an extraordinary break-out. Every night for a year they dug tunnels, and those who weren't digging forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes to wear once they had escaped. All of this was conducted under the very noses of their prison guards. When the right night came, the actual escape itself was timed to the split second - but of course, not everything went according to plan... 2000.
Par Lois Lowry. 1993
Jonas's world is perfect - every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve he is…singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life, and now it's time for Jonas to receive the truth. Winner of the Newbery Award. Grades 5-8. 1993.
Par Antonia Barber. 1969
Par Robert Harris. 2007
The narrator of this novel is a professional ghostwriter. Accustomed to working with fading rock stars and minor celebrities, he…jumps at the chance to ghost the memoirs of Britain's former prime minister, especially as it means flying to the American resort of Martha's Vineyard in the middle of winter and finishing the book in the seclusion of a luxurious house. But it doesn't take him long to realise he has made a terrible mistake. His predecessor on the project died in circumstances that were distinctly suspicious, and the ex-prime minister turns out to be a man with secrets in his past that are returning to haunt him - secrets with the power to kill. 2007.
Par John Fowles. 1969
Par Winston Graham. 1976
Par Michel Tremblay. 1994
Marcel and his cousin experience the mystical arrival of summer on the final day of exams at Ecole Saint-Stanislas. While…Marcel is in the class for "slow learners," his cousin is part of the "gifted" program. It is only towards the end of exams that Marcel's cousin recognizes Marcel's own special type of genius. Sequel to "The fat woman next door is pregnant." 1994. Uniform title: Premier quartier de la lune.
The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders & c: The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders (Forsyte chronicles)
Par Daniel Defoe, David Blewett. 1989
Born in Newgate prison and abandoned, Moll's drive to find a secure place in society propels her through incest, adultery,…bigamy, prostitution and a career as a thief before she is apprehended and returned to Newgate. Moll is an embodiment of the virtues and vices of her eighteenth-century contemporaries. 1722, 1989. Uniform title: Fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders
Par Lawrence Sanders. 1973
Captain Edward Delaney, in whose Upper East Side precinct a series of murders is taking place, accepts an undercover assignment…to track down the psychopathic killer. Explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller 1973.
Par Michel Tremblay. 1981
It is May 2, 1942 in Montreal. All the women on Rue Fabre are pregnant; the fat woman next door…is pregnant with the author himself. Tremblay has created the period in which many of the well-known characters in his plays were born. Prequel to "The first quarter of the moon" (DC15399). Canada Reads 2009. 1981. Uniform title: La grosse femme d'à côté est enceinte.
Par H. E Bates. 1954
The end of the nineteenth century finds young Bella Ford toiling up from the coast to find the lover who…has betrayed her. "I'll find you and some day I'll kill you", she is thinking, but instead she finds a home and happiness with a family of shoemakers. Slowly the three sons restore her flickering faith in life. Then on the high-summer day of Fifty Feasts, the past comes crashing into the present in a climax of sudden and horrible tragedy. 1954.
Par Peter Abrahams. 1995
Gil Renard is excited about the Sox's chances this year, now that they've signed Bobby Rayburn. But the rest of…Gil's life is falling apart. His ex-wife won't let him see their son anymore, and he's been laid off by the knife company his father founded. Reminiscing about his Little League glory days and becoming more and more obsessed with Bobby Rayburn, Gil loses touch with reality. Strong language, violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1995.
Par Charles Baxter. 2000
Bradley Smith helps his friend Charlie Baxter solve his book-writing woes by suggesting Charlie get Bradley's coffee shop customers to…talk about their delights and distractions. Baxter weaves these stories into a series of vignettes covering many aspects of life. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2000.
Par John Green. 2013
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis, until a chance meeting with a boy…at a cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life. For senior high readers. 2013.