All the Birds in the Sky
After middle school, they didn't expect to see each other again. Now, both in San Francisco, Laurence works with a group aiming to avert catastrophic breakdowns and Patricia works with magicians to secretly repair the world’s ever- growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than them is determined to bring them together—to save the world or plunge it into new dark ages.
The four best friends who are closer than sisters call themselves the Blackbirds. But their deep bond can’t heal all wounds from their pasts, as the collegiate and post-collegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires. As they try to overcome—or give into—their impulses, they find themselves tested along with the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship.
The Book of Harlan
After Harlan’s grandfather dies, his family moves to Harlem and he eventually becomes a professional musician. When Harlan and his best friend, Lizard are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre, Harlan jumps at the opportunity, convincing Lizard to join him. But after the city falls under Nazi occupation, they are thrown into the concentration camp in Germany that changes his life completely.
Anna and the Swallow Man
Anna Łania is seven years old when the Germans take her father, a linguistics professor, during their purge of intellectuals in Poland. She meets the Swallow Man, a strange, skilled deceiver and follows him into the wilderness. During their travels, they dodge bombs, tame soldiers, and even make a friend. But in a world gone mad, everything can prove dangerous.
Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked at school, and dating a charming guy. Celeste encounters one situation in which she makes an instinctive decision and now faces life-changing repercussions. Celestine lives in a society in which flaws are punished and when a young woman decides to take a stand, it could cost her everything.
It’s All Your Fault
Up until forty-eight hours ago, seventeen-year-old Caitlin Singleberry had never tasted alcohol, kidnapped anyone, stolen a convertible or done any of the other things she’s currently in jail for. She has no idea what to tell her parents and the police. She just blames one person for the insane weekend: her famous cousin (who she’s hated for the past four years).
Bee is a poor orphan in a crumbling kingdom. She steals from a bakery and to her surprise, the baker offers her a place at his shop. As she learns to bake, Bee discovers that she has a magical power. A friend needs her help against an evil mage and Bee’s journey to help her becomes a journey to save the kingdom, and a discovery of the meaning of family.
Nick Hall is a bright eighth-grader who would rather do anything besides pay attention in class. Soccer, family, love, and friendship take center stage as Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home and beyond. Helping him along the way are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspirational books.
If Raymie wins the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago, will see Raymie in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, Raymie has to do good deeds, learn a talent and compete with two confident contestants. But as the competition approaches, loneliness and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship—and challenge them to come together.
Be a Friend
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree… But being a mime can be lonely. It isn’t until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship—and how special he truly is!
Emma and Julia Love Ballet
Emma is little. Julia is big. They both love ballet. Emma takes ballet lessons. So does Julia. Emma is learning to be a ballerina. Julia is a professional ballerina. They are both excited about the big performance in the theater tonight. Emma will be watching from the audience. Julia will be dancing onstage! Afterward, Emma will go backstage to meet her ballet hero!
Splat the Cat and the Late Library Book
When Splat discovers that he has an overdue library book, he fears that he will be locked up in jail! He does whatever he can to avoid the library. But when he has to go there with his family, he is in for a happy surprise.
On a nighttime walk along a Tokyo river, Nishikawa finds on a dead body, beside which lies a gun. From the moment Nishikawa decides to take the gun, the world around him blurs. He can’t stop thinking about the gun—and the four bullets loaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his focus is consumed by one idea: that possessing the gun is no longer enough—he must fire it.
The Hotter You Burn (Original Heartbreakers)
Beck O’ckley has never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With his twisted past, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. But for the first time in Beck’s life, he can’t get a woman out of his mind. Friendship blooms into obsession and he’ll have to break her heart…or surrender his own.
Anthony Gowers takes a position as butler to Lord Shanderson. Castle Beadale conceals abundance intrigue behind its doors. Lord Shanderson has personal interests that Lady Shanderson knows nothing about. When Lady Shanderson returns, tempers flare, secrets are exposed, and Anthony must decide whether the privileges he’s enjoyed are worth the price he must pay.
Love, Loss, and What We Ate
This book is Lakshmi’s account of her journey from that humble kitchen, ruled by ferocious and unforgettable women, to the judges’ table of Top Chef and beyond. It chronicles the devotion of the remarkable people who shaped her along the way. This story is a rich memoir that is alive with the scents, tastes, and textures of a life that spans complex geographies both internal and external.
The Steel Kiss
Amelia Sachs and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme learn that Sachs may be a victim of an intentional attack. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity—and discover his mission—before more people die.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.