When Brigid Quinn retired early from the FBI, she thought she could put all her horrible memories of hunting sexual predators behind her. Wanting nothing more than a quiet life with her new husband and their dogs, she moves to Tucson and begins to settle in. However, when Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst of her unsolved crimes and the new FBI agent on the case thinks the confession is fake, Brigid is pulled back into the world she thought she left behind.
Written from a twenty-first century perspective and set within the realms of science fiction, dystopian fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction, these short stories are as moving and thought provoking as their originators. They pay homage to groundbreaking literary achievements of the past while celebrating each author's unique perception and innovative style.
On board the moletrain Medes, Sham Yes ap Soorap watches in awe as he witnesses his first moldywarpe hunt: the giant mole bursting from the earth, the harpoonists targeting their prey, the battle resulting in one’s death and the other’s glory. But no matter how spectacular it is, Sham can’t shake the sense that there is more to life than traveling the endless rails of the railsea.
Ella Barron is determined that even the ravages of the Dust Bowl will not affect the well-ordered life she has built for herself and her special child, Solly, who lives in a world of his own that even she can’t enter. Aware that he evokes pity and distrust, Ella holds herself aloof from her small community, but her new boarder, David Rainwater, comes into her life—and changes it forever.
What is it about sports that turns otherwise sane people into raving lunatics? Why does winning compel people to tear down goal posts, and losing, to drown themselves in bad keg beer? In short, why do fans care? RAMMER JAMMER YELLOW HAMMER is not only a hilarious travel story, but a cultural anthropology of fans that goes a long way toward demystifying the universal urge to take sides and to win.
In RAMONA’S WORLD, Ramona is nine, the same age that her big sister Beezus was in BEEZUS AND RAMONA, and even though Ramona is still most definitely the little sister, she’s a brand-new big sister, too. And with that new role come new responsibilities, ones Ramona is not sure she’s ready for.
Rory Mackenzie is back in her hometown of Ransom River, California. While most of the town is focused on the tense and shocking circumstances of a high-profile murder trial, Rory’s return dredges up troubling memories that she can no longer ignore. But she soon realizes that exposing these dark skeletons has connected her to an old case that was never solved, and bringing the truth to light just might destroy her.
Aaron Hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment Jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye, and scoop his whole family up to Heaven. As a kid, Aaron was thrilled by the idea that each day might be his last one on planet Earth. But as he turns 16, Aaron finds himself more and more attached to his life on Earth, and curious about all the things his family forsakes for the Lord. Before long, Aaron makes the plunge from conflicted do-gooder to full-fledged teen rebel.
Time is running out for Luce and Daniel in Lauren Kate's fourth and final Fallen novel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. With dark forces after them, they face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies...and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made, and hearts are destroyed.
Newbery Honor-winning author Shannon Hale teams up with husband Dean Hale and brilliant artist Nathan Hale (no relation) to bring readers a swashbuckling and hilarious twist on the classic story as you’ve never seen it before. Watch as Rapunzel and her amazing hair team up with Jack (of beanstalk fame) to gallop around the wild and western landscape, changing lives, righting wrongs, and bringing joy to every soul they encounter.
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