1984

1984Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty Four is a rare work that grows haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes real Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff s


The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our StarsDespite the tumor shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel s story is about to be


The Elephant Tree

The Elephant TreeMark Fallon is an overworked detective investigating a spate of attacks at a string of high profile city centre nightclubs Scott is a dejected 24 year old struggling to make ends meet working for his brother and supplementing his income with a small scale drug dealing operation Angela is an


The Book Thief

The Book ThiefIt is 1939 Nazi Germany The country is holding its breath Death has never been busier, and will be busier still By her brother s graveside, Liesel s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow It is The Gravedigger s Handbook, left behind there by accident,


The Zombie Room

The Zombie RoomAn unlikely bond is forged between three men from very different backgrounds when they serve time together in prison A series of wrong turns and disastrous life choices has led to their incarceration Following their release, Mangle, Decker and Tazeem stick together as they return to a life of


The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don t live to see the morning In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the


Gone Girl

Gone GirlMarriage can be a real killer On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne s fifth wedding anniversary Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.


Pride and Prejudice

Pride and PrejudiceAlternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268 Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language Jane Austen called this brilliant work her own darling child and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as delightful a


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780439554930 Harry Potter s life is miserable His parents are dead and he s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself he s a


The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the RyeThe hero narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days The boy


Animal Farm

Animal FarmLibrarian s note There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality Thus the stage is set for one of the


Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate He is aided by the pierced and


The Great Gatsby

The Great GatsbyAlternate Cover Edition ISBN 0743273567 ISBN13 9780743273565 The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby