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And Then the Sky Exploded

Author: David A. Poulsen
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-10-22
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1459736389
Rating: 4.6/5 (89 downloads)

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Ninth-grader Christian Deaver learns his great-grandfather was part of the team that built the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in World War II. During a school trip to Japan, he meets a Hiroshima survivor and tries to make amends. But what can one teenager do?

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And Then the Sky Exploded

Author: David A. Poulsen
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-10-22
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1459736397
Rating: 4.6/5 (97 downloads)

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2018 Red Maple Award — Shortlisted • High Plains Book Award — Shortlisted, Young Adult category When Christian learns his great-grandfather helped build the A-bombs dropped on Japan, he wants to make amends ... somehow. While attending the funeral of his great-grandfather, ninth-grader Christian Larkin learns that the man he loved and respected was a member of the Manhattan Project, the team that designed and created the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during the Second World War. On a school trip to Japan, Chris meets eighty-one-year-old Yuko, who was eleven when the first bomb exploded over Hiroshima, horribly injuring her. Christian is determined to do something to make up for what his great-grandfather did. But after all this time, what can one teenager really do? His friends tell him it’s a stupid idea, that there’s nothing he can do. And maybe they’re right. But maybe, just maybe ... they’re wrong.

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American Family

Author: Robert Crooke
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2004-12-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 059578366X
Rating: 4.3/5 (6 downloads)

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AMERICAN FAMILY is Tom Gannon's confession-a story of secrets and sins, set in 1950's America. Haunted by memories of his heroic father, Joe; his complicated grandfather, Hank; his stoic mother, Mary; and his boldly courageous sister, Liz, he weaves an engrossing tale-a classic narrative of love, courage, betrayal, and redemption-which he calls the story of a family, told by its "least worthy member". American Family invokes a time when New York real estate development was controlled by arbitrary power-politics and prejudice, and when Congressional investigations into Communist influence in American institutions cast shadows of fear and suspicion over day-to-day life. Robert Crooke summons a rich cast of characters onto this stage, and though they voice a variety of political convictions, this novelist is suspicious of extremes in ideology. It's more the human heart that interests him. And through the observant eyes of his flawed narrator, reminiscent of Holden Caulfield and Huck Finn, he takes an unforgettable journey into the moral truth of America's past-and present. It is an extraordinary reading experience in fiction.

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Ten Arrows of Iron

Author: Sam Sykes
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2020-08-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0316363464
Rating: 4.3/5 (64 downloads)

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An outcast mage caught between two warring empires must either save the world or destroy everything she loves in the second novel of "an unforgettable epic fantasy" trilogy (Publishers Weekly). Sal the Cacophony -- outlaw, outcast, outnumbered -- destroys all that she loves. Her lover lost and cities burned in her wake, all she has left is her magical gun and her all-consuming quest for revenge against those who stole her power and took the sky from her. When the roguish agent of a mysterious patron offers her the chance to participate in a heist to steal an incredible power from the famed airship fleet, the Ten Arrows, she finds a new purpose. But a plot to save the world by bringing down empires swiftly escalates into a conspiracy of magic and vengeance that threatens to burn everything to ash, including herself. For more from Sam Sykes, check out: The Grave of Empires:Seven Blades in BlackTen Arrows of Iron Bring Down Heaven:The City Stained RedThe Mortal TallyGod's Last Breath The Affinity for Steel Trilogy:Tome of the UndergatesBlack HaloThe Skybound Sea

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David A. Poulsen's Young Adult Fiction 3-Book Bundle

Author: David A. Poulsen
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2017-01-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1459740084
Rating: 4.0/5 (84 downloads)

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David A. Poulsen explores heavy topics in an accessible and engaging way. Read three of his acclaimed novels in this bundle.

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City of Heavenly Fire

Author: Cassandra Clare
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN: 1442416890
Rating: 4.6/5 (9 downloads)

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"Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian--but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.."--

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Gold as the Morning Sun

Author: Sylvia Halliday
Publsiher: Diversion Books
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2015-01-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1626815445
Rating: 4.5/5 (45 downloads)

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The award-winning author of Lysette delivers a “well-crafted tale” of Western romance “that will both inspire and pull at your heartstrings” (RT Book Reviews). Seeking to ease her ailing father’s mind in his final days, Callie Southgate agrees to marry a mail-order groom coming to Colorado from back east. When she first meets her husband-to-be, she cannot help being timid around the handsome, mysterious man. But when they marry, Callie finds a passion she never knew in his embrace. Con-man and bank robber Jace Greer is given the perfect opportunity to start over when a stagecoach carrying a mail-order groom is ambushed, leaving Callie’s future husband dead. Taking on the deceased man’s identity as his own, Jace continues to the Southgate home with the hope of leaving his sinister past behind him. But as true love blooms between Jace and Callie, secrets Jace tried to keep buried begin to surface, threatening their futures—and their lives. Will Callie be able to see beyond Jace’s transgressions and love him for the man he has become?

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Confidence John

Author: Harmony Reed
Publsiher: Sterling & Stone LLC
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2022-03-16
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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A coded journal. A buried treasure. A dangerous journey. In the early 1800s, as the Spanish surrender Florida to the United States government, Emily Bisset reunites with her estranged mother Simone to solve a family mystery and seek revenge on the man who abandoned them both: Confidence John. As they make their way to the southern coast, intending to enter the legendary poker game run by Emily’s con-man father, they encounter escaped slaves, Seminole warriors, Florida patriots, and Spanish missionaries — some friend, some foe, some both. Soon another mystery presents itself: who is the stranger that pursues them, and how does she know so much about their quest? Confidence John is a stand-alone novel by Harmony Reed. Fans of Daughter of Fortune and The Sisters Brothers will feel right at home with Confidence John.

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Walking Rain

Author: Robert Westbrook
Publsiher: Speaking Volumes
Total Pages: 297
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1645406857
Rating: 4.6/5 (57 downloads)

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Driving home from Utah, Howard Moon Deer is passing through an empty stretch of New Mexico desert when a young Chinese woman staggers onto the highway, seemingly out of nowhere, and collapses before his onrushing car. Howie screeches to a stop but she dies before he is able to get help. Who was this woman and where did she come from? When Jack Wilder and Howie are hired by a non-profit organization, Washington Women Against Trafficking, they are soon embroiled in the most dangerous case of their career: what appears to be an illegal cannabis operation on Indian land, financed by Hong Kong money, that in fact is hiding something much more sinister. To complicate matters, Howie is making preparations for the visit of his 17 year-old daughter, Georgina, whose existence he only recently discovered. Georgie grew up in Scotland and it’s a good thing she’s an adventurous girl because she’s about to get a real taste of the Wild West. WALKING RAIN is a tale of corruption, international crime, and the challenges of parenthood as Howie finds himself an unexpected father to a teenage girl. "Fans of Hillerman will love this unique and quirky detective duo."—Leslie Glass, bestselling author of Tracking Time "Westbrook...possesses a masterful sense of narration."—The Washington Post Book World "A racy and readable writer."—The New York Times Book Review

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Author: Mark R. Littleton, Charles Wright
Total Pages: 320
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781610600187
Rating: 4.0/5 (1 downloads)

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The most decorated solder in World War I was not Sergeant Alvin York, as many believe, but a stretcher bearer named Charles Denver Barger. And Barger is just one of the legion of military medical personnel whose lifesaving feats are remembered in this inspiring volume. A tribute to those who tend the sick and wounded under the toughest conditions, Doc is made up of the sometimes humorous, often harrowing, and always heartfelt memoirs of quick-thinking medics and heroic nurses, of surgeons and physicians equipped with only the tools of mercy, performing acts of great courage.

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Blessed Child

Author: Ted Dekker
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2006-04-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1418509132
Rating: 4.9/5 (32 downloads)

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One orphaned boy. A desperate race to keep him alive. And powers that are beyond comprehension. “Whoever said a straightened hand was more dramatic than a healed heart anyway?” A young orphaned boy was abandoned and raised in an Ethiopian monastery. He has never seen outside its walls—at least, not the way most people see. Now he must flee or die. But the world beyond is hardly ready for a boy like Caleb. When relief expert Jason Marker agrees to rescue Caleb from the monastery, he unwittingly opens humanity’s doors to an incredible journey filled with political intrigue and peril. Jason and Leiah—the French-Canadian nurse who escapes the monastery with him—quickly realize Caleb’s supernatural power to heal. But so do the boy’s enemies, who will stop at nothing to destroy him. Jason and Leiah fight for Caleb’s survival while the world erupts in debate over the source of the boy’s power. In the end nothing can prepare them for what they discover. Book one in the Caleb duology: Blessed Child A Man Called Blessed Book length: approximately 100,000 words

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The Season of Open Water

Author: Dawn Tripp
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-12-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0307432602
Rating: 4.2/5 (2 downloads)

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BONUS: This edition contains a The Season of Open Water discussion guide and an excerpt from Dawn Tripp's Game of Secrets. From the critically acclaimed author of Moon Tide comes a mesmerizing novel of love and violence, family and betrayal. The Season of Open Water is the passionate, searing story of a young woman coming of age in a New England seacoast town that is swept up in the dangerous trade of rum-running. It is October 1927. Bridge Weld is nineteen, headstrong and beautiful, working in her grandfather Noel's boatbuilding shop. When Noel is approached by a local bootlegger to refit a boat for smuggling, he feels in his gut that he should not accept the work, yet he takes the job for the money it offers and for the chance it gives him to build a future for his beloved granddaughter, Bridge, and her brother, Luce. What Noel doesn’t count on is that Luce will be lured into the rum work himself and will try to pull Bridge into it with him. But Bridge has embarked on a different course. Caught up in a passion for Henry, a veteran of World War I, Bridge is propelled beyond the confines of her known world, and ultimately she must choose between the man who loves her and the brother to whom she has been loyal all her life. As Bridge strikes out on her own, Luce's fierce attachment spirals out of control. Exquisitely written, haunting in its rendering of place, The Season of Open Water is a superb novel about a family and the lawlessness of the heart, a love story that explores the often inescapable connections between violence and desire.

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Descent into Dust

Author: Jacqueline Lepore
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0061986186
Rating: 4.6/5 (86 downloads)

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“Descent into Dust is an atmospheric, gothic tale that immediately grabs readers with the startling sincerity of being trusted with a very, very dark secret….An unforgettable read.” —Kathryn Smith, USA Today bestselling author A young widow with an uncertain inheritance; a mysterious guest with unclear motives; a child in peril; and the dark, rain-lashed moors—Descent into Dust begins the Extraordinary Adventures of Emma Andrews, Victorian Lady and Vampire Hunter. The first in a spellbinding historical gothic series, Descent into Dust is ideal for readers of The Historian and Jane Austen fans alike.

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Josefina's Sin

Author: Claudia H. Long
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-08-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1451610688
Rating: 4.0/5 (88 downloads)

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A thrilling and passionate debut about a sheltered landowner’s wife whose life is turned upside down when she visits the royal court in seventeenth-century Mexico. When Josefina accepts an invitation from the Marquessa to come stay and socialize with the intellectual and cultural elite in her royal court, she is overwhelmed by the Court’s complicated world. She finds herself having to fight off aggressive advances from the Marquessa’s husband, but is ultimately unable to stay true to her marriage vows when she becomes involved in a secret affair with the local bishop that leaves her pregnant. Amidst this drama, Josefina finds herself unexpectedly drawn to the intellectual nuns who study and write poetry at the risk of persecution by the Spanish Inquisition that is overtaking Mexico. One nun in particular, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, teaches Josefina about poetry, writing, critical thinking, the nature and consequences of love, and the threats of the Holy Office. She is Josefina’s mentor and lynchpin for her tumultuous passage from grounded wife and mother to woman of this treacherous, confusing, and ultimately physically and intellectually fulfilling world.

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The Pope's Daughter

Author: Dario Fo
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2015-08-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1609452844
Rating: 4.2/5 (44 downloads)

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Lucrezia Borgia is one of the most vilified women in modern history. The daughter of a notorious pope, she was twice betrothed before the age of eleven and thrice married—one husband was forced to declare himself impotent and thereby unfit and another was murdered by Lucrezia’s own brother, Cesar Borgia. She is cast in the role of murderess, temptress, incestuous lover, loose woman, femme fatale par excellence. But there are two sides to every story. Lucrezia Borgia is the only woman in history to have serve as the head of the Catholic Church. She successfully administered several of Renaissance Italy’s most thriving cities, founded one of the world’s first credit unions, and was a generous patron of the arts. She was mother to a prince and to a cardinal. She was a devoted wife to the Prince of Ferrara, and the lover of the poet Pietro Bembo. She was a child of the renaissance and, in many ways, the world’s first modern woman. In this richly imagined novel, Nobel laureate Dario Fo reveals Lucrezia’s humanity, her passion for life, her compassion for others, and her skill at navigating around her family’s evildoings. The Borgias are unrivalled for the range and magnitude of their political machinations and opportunism. Fo’s brilliance rests in his rendering their story as a shocking mirror image of the uses and abuses of power in our own time. Lucrezia herself becomes a model for how to survive and rise above those abuses. Part Wolf Hall, part House of Cards, The Pope's Daugther will appeal to readers of historical fiction and of contemporary fiction alike and will delight anyone fascinated by Renaissance Italy.

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Bravelands #3: Blood and Bone

Author: Erin Hunter
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0062642138
Rating: 4.2/5 (38 downloads)

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Heed the call of the wild…discover the third book in this action-packed, New York Times bestselling animal fantasy series from the author of Warriors! ★ “Deep characters, a complex plot, rich mythology, and a stunning setting. Wild and wonderful.” —Kirkus on Bravelands #1: Broken Pride Set in the African savannah and told from three different animals’ points of view, Bravelands will thrill readers who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire, as well as the fans who’ve made Erin Hunter a #1 nationally bestselling phenomenon. An elephant entrusted with a powerful gift. A lion treading a dangerous path. A baboon trapped by the truth. A great evil has risen. A murderer now leads the animals of the plains. As the elephant Sky leads her herd in a desperate search for Bravelands’ rightful leader, the baboon Thorn is forced to flee his old troop, and the lion Fearless, once their friend, is led astray by a tyrant. The balance of Bravelands is about to shatter—unless predator, prey, and scavenger unite as one.

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The Trail Rules

Author: Melanie Hooyenga
Publsiher: Melanie Hooyenga
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-03-09
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1984240587
Rating: 4.0/5 (87 downloads)

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Gold Winner (Special Interest: Sports) 2018 -- Children's Literary Classics Silver Winner (YA Fiction General) 2018 -- Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Silver Winner (YA Romance) 2018 -- Readers' Favorite Junior year’s looking up for sixteen-year old Mike. Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak, her boyfriend adores her, and she’s learning to bike in the mountains without decapitating herself on a tree. Well, almost. When she meets a group of riders who welcome her into their pack, she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs. One particular rider—a boy with an amazing smile and an even more amazing ability to see what she’s truly capable of—gives her the confidence to go after what she wants: her own life with her own rules. There’s only one problem—he’s not her boyfriend. Just as things seem to be falling into place, her parents put on the pressure to figure out her future—one that doesn’t include riding. Mike soon realizes that having everything isn’t that great when she’s not the one choosing it. She needs to decide if she’s going to continue to be a follower or step out of the shadows and find her own trail.