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The Bus on Thursday

The Bus on Thursday

by Shirley Barrett

That’s when I literally had thoughts of becoming a nun, because I thought, Well, I’m never going to have sex again. If I become a nun, I would at least have somewhere to live.  It wasn’t just the bad break-up that caused Eleanor’s life to unravel. It was the cancer. And the demons that came […]

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And the Ocean Was Our Sky

And the Ocean Was Our Sky

by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Rovina Cai

From the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down. “Call me Bathsheba.” The whales of Bathsheba’s pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight a never-ending war against men. Then the whales attack a man ship, […]

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Killing Commendatore

Killing Commendatore

by Haruki Murakami

In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that […]

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Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay

by Markus Zusak

Let me tell you about our brother. The fourth Dunbar boy named Clay. Everything happened to him. We were all of us changed through him. The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy – their mother is dead, their father has fled – […]

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