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Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 1

YUKITO KISHIRO · Kodansha Comics
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

After more than a decade out of print, the original cyberpunk action classic returns in glorious 400-page hardcover deluxe editions, featuring an all-new translation, color pages, and new cover designs! In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space...
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A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel

V E Schwab · Tor, 2016.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

STEP INTO A UNIVERSE OF DARING ADVENTURE, THRILLING POWER, AND MULTIPLE LONDONS.Kell is one of the last Travelers-magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes, connected by one magical city.There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with...
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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

Val Emmich · Poppy
Pages: 368
Format: eBook

From the show's creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen. Dear Evan Hansen, Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why...When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into...
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Neil Gaiman · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The classic collaboration from the international bestselling authors, now available in a keepsake hardcover edition. . . . "The Apocalypse has never been funnier." - Clive BarkerReaders around the world have embraced the brilliance of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Now, 15 years...
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Home Fire: A Novel

Kamila Shamsie · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Ingenious ... Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I've read in a novel this century." - The New York Times LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating...
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Les Miserables (Movie Tie-In)

Victor Hugo · Penguin Books; Mti edition
Pages: 1232
Format: Paperback

Now a major motion picure, adapted from the acclaimed Broadway musical, starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, and Sacha Baron Cohen Victor Hugo’s tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict...
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Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel

Jessica Knoll · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The instant New York Times bestseller and "the perfect page-turner to start your summer" (People, Book of the Week) , Luckiest Girl Alive is about secrets and lies ... and whether or not the truth can really set you free."Loved Gone Girl? Luckiest Girl Alive is just as addicting"...
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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

Robin Sloan · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life -- mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstoreThe Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life...
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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

Emil Ferris · Fantagraphics
Pages: 386
Format: Paperback

In this debut, which takes the form of a fictional graphic diary, a 10-year-old girl tries to solve a murder. Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late '60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie...
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The Silent Corner: A Novel

Dean R Koontz · Bantam
Pages: 452
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A dazzling new series, a pure adrenaline rush, debuts with Jane Hawk, a remarkable heroine certain to become an icon of suspense "I very much need to be dead."These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took...
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The Silent Patient

Alex Michaelides · Celadon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"That rarest of beasts: the perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzing -- I quite literally couldn't put it down. I told myself I'd just dip in; eleven hours later -- it's now 5:47 a.m. -- I've finished it, absolutely dazzled." -- A. J. Finn, #1 New York...
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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Ray Bradbury · Harper Voyager; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Few American novels written this century have endured in th heart and mind as has this one-Ray Bradburys incomparable masterwork of the dark fantastic. A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliopes...
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This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

Laurie Frankel · Flatiron Books
Pages: 327
Format: Hardcover

"It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think." -- Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little LiesThis is how a family keeps a secret ... and how that secret ends up keeping them.This is how a family lives happily ever after ... until happily ever...
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The Tiger's Wife

Tea Obreht · Large Print Press; Lrg edition
Format: Large print book

A New York Times Bestseller, An #1 Indie Next Pick -- Obreht is one of The New Yorker's current 20 Under 40Winner of the 2010 Orange Prize for FictionIn a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea....
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The Two-Family House: A Novel

Lynda Cohen Loigman · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

Brooklyn, 1947: In the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born, minutes apart. The mothers are sisters by marriage: dutiful, quiet Rose, who wants nothing more than to please her difficult husband; and warm, generous Helen, the exhausted mother of four rambunctious...
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The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters: A Novel

Balli Kaur Jaswal · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows follows her acclaimed America debut with this life-affirming, witty family drama - an Indian This Is Where I Leave You - about three Punjabi sisters embarking on a pilgrimage to their homeland to lay their...
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The Wedding Date

Jasmine Guillory · Berkley
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

"What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel.... One of the best books I've read in a while."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of HungerA groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel.Agreeing...
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The Woman in the Window: A Novel

A. J. Finn · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 Instant New York Times Bestseller - Soon to be a Major Motion Picture"Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing." - Gillian Flynn"Unputdownable." - Stephen King"A dark, twisty confection." - Ruth Ware"Absolutely gripping." - Louise PennyFor readers...
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