On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas. President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this tour de force, Stephen King takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.
In 1949, on the heels of another literary classic, Animal Farm, George Orwell wrote 1984, his now legendary and terrifying glimpse into the future. His vision of an omni-present and ultra-repressive State is rooted in the alarming world events of Orwell's own time and is given shape and substance by his astute play on our own fears.
The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs --- Who, Whatsit, and Which --- the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast.
No one suspects that the mysterious spy Wild Poppy is actually famously frivolous aristocrat Persis Blake. The teenager uses her shallow, socialite trappings to hide her true purpose: her gossipy flutternotes are encrypted plans, her pampered sea mink is genetically engineered for spying, and her well-publicized new romance with handsome Galatean medic Justen Helo is her most dangerous mission ever.
"You have to kill him." Imprisoned a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She's tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand.
What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation --- like a single choice --- changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in DIVERGENT and INSURGENT.
Elysia is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone created in a laboratory. She knows she is soulless and cannot feel, yet overpowering sensations cloud Elysia's mind. If anyone discovers that she isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be, she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine.
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in --- and betray his own kind.
Freesia Summers lives on the island of Agalinas, a hidden Pacific paradise somewhere off the coast of California. If Freesia's life seems too good to be true, well, there's a reason for that. And when a blackout lands her in an unbeautiful place --- and in an equally unbeautiful but oddly familiar body --- reality hits her head-on.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
The Overlords appeared over every city --- superior to humankind. There only demands were to unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. Humankind agreed and a golden age began. Yet man ceases to strive for creative greatness and a malaise settles over the human race.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Since its publication in 1996, George Saunders’s debut collection has grown in estimation from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form and inspired an entire generation of writers. In six stories and a novella, Saunders introduces readers to an unforgettable cast of characters struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world.
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Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.