Jonathan is a Jewish college student searching Europe for the one person he believes can explain his roots. Alex, a lover of all things American and unsurpassed butcher of the English language, is his lovable Ukrainian guide. On their quixotic quest, the two young men look for Augustine, a woman who might have saved Jonathan's grandfather from the Nazis. As past and present merge, hysterically funny moments collide with great tragedy, and an unforgettable story of one family's extraordinary history unfolds.
"What a brilliantly original work!"
Wallace Wallace hates the book Old Shep, My Pal. His reasons? It's boring, and he's tired of dog stories because the dog always dies. In his book report, he writes that his favorite part is on the last page where it says, "The End".
"Very cute story"
A seven-year-old girl has been bludgeoned to death and buried in a pile of leaves. Although the police have no leads, they are pressured to close the case as soon as possible. So they call in a master interrogator to question 12-year-old Jason, the victim's friend and the last person to see her alive. Although Jason is innocent, he is shy, insecure, and wants to give answers that will satisfy everyone.
For many of those who have been left behind, the sudden disappearance of millions of people throughout the world is completely baffling. For Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan - four kids who have lost their families - the explanation couldn’t be clearer: the faithful have been taken to heaven in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. With no one to turn to but each other, the four young people have banded together, finding strength in their faith. So when Ryan discovers some unbelievable news regarding Lionel’s uncle....
Judd is the youngest of the four Mulvaney children - three boys and a girl - on their parents’ lush farm in upstate New York. In his childhood, Judd is swept along by the sheer energy of the Mulvaneys and their wealth of beloved family stories. But now, 30 years old, Judd looks back through his memories to tell the secrets that eventually ripped apart the fabric of his storybook family.
Some kids want to be President when they grow up. Twelve-year-old Judson Moon wants to be President right now! "Grown-ups have had a thousand years to mess up the world," Judson explains. "Now it's our turn." But running for President is hard. You have to kiss a zillion babies and shake a zillion hands, and say a zillion 'hellos'."
"John Oliver brought me here"
This astonishing novel was chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly and Newsweek. Contained within is the story of Edgar Mint, the half-Apache, mostly orphaned child who overcomes a serious childhood injury to embark on a life of tragedies, including a boarding school for Native Americans and a dysfunctional Mormon foster family.
The evening begins like many others. Lionel falls asleep while listening to his uncle tell stories. Ryan stays up reading and listening to music. Vicki goes out smoking pot with her friends. And Judd, tired of being told what to do, takes his father’s credit card and heads to the airport in search of freedom. But in one shocking moment, everything changes. All over the world, millions of people suddenly vanish. Driverless cars crash on the highways, and planes fall through the sky without pilots.
The world has been thrown into chaos after thousands of people suddenly vanished one horrifying evening. Four kids in the Chicago suburbs - Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan - reel with shock as they learn they are the only ones left in their families. As the truth behind the disappearances becomes clear, the kids discover they are faced with far-reaching decisions. But while the others are making their choices, Lionel gets a disturbing message from his uncle in Chicago. Not knowing if his uncle is still alive, Lionel rushes to the inner city to search for him.
"The second chance"
When the Rapture occurred, many young people were left behind. Four of these, orphaned teenagers Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan, have turned to Christ and are learning about the coming events from their spiritual teacher, Bruce Barnes. But they have many questions and want to know what signs they should look for. One question that burns brightest in their minds is, "Who is the Antichrist?" Bruce Barnes thinks he knows, and shares this with the group. They have trouble believing him. But when they meet Buck Williams and hear his eyewitness account of one man’s evil powers, the four young people resolve to stand in faith against the Antichrist.
"This is amazing! Try it."
Since first grade, Christopher Creed has been everyone's favorite freak and weirdo whipping boy. But when he disappears without a trace, leaving behind only a strange e-mail message that might be a suicide note, his quiet town becomes consumed with speculation and finger-pointing. And the longer he remains missing, the more clear it becomes that for most people, finding out what happened to Christopher is much less important than finding someone besides themselves to blame.
"An introspective tale in the vein of "Paper Towns""
A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Unfortunately he is aided in his quest by Alex, a translator with an uncanny ability to mangle English into bizarre new forms; a 'blind' old man haunted by memories of the war; and an undersexed guide dog named Sammy Davis Jr., Jr. What they are looking for seems elusive - a truth hidden behind veils of time, language and the horrors of war.
In America, they say any kid might someday be elected President. Well, 13-year-old Justin Moon did get elected President. The only problem is that now he has to actually serve in the nation's highest office. Being the leader of the most powerful country in the world is not as much fun as it sounds. Sure, the White House is filled with great stuff like its own movie theater, bowling alley, and swimming pool.
Edgar Award-winning author Nancy Werlin is well-known for her suspenseful thrillers for young readers. Eli Samuels' mother is dying from Huntington's disease. As Eli goes to work in a lab, he discovers some disturbing information about its doctor and his own family.
Deeply affected by a teenaged affair with a man nearly three times her age, Marcy Bunkleman subtly shapes the lives of everyone she meets. As she and the people closest to her tell their stories, an incredible picture emerges of secrets and lies, of knowledge and ignorance, and gradually of people longing to recapture those moments of effortless goodness in their lives. As Huddle gently strips away the layers of stories we tell ourselves and others, we find the strengths and weaknesses of people like ourselves.
Kim Barnes is an award-winning memoirist, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and a poet whose works have appeared in many literary magazines. In Finding Caruso, she creates an unforgettable novel of two brothers and the complex ties that bind them. Alternately dark and violent, heartbreaking and tender, it is a coming-of-age tale that is both timeless and contemporary.
In this funny, perceptive memoir, Golf Digest writer and ESPN commentator Darren Kilfara lives the dream of many American golf enthusiasts. While a student at Harvard, Kilfara convinces the school that he needs a year of study in Scotland. Once there, he purchases a student pass to the courses of St. Andrews for a mere $150. Taking full advantage, Kilfara plays the most legendary courses in the world and gains an entirely new perspective on life.
A Romantic Times award-winning author, Ana Leigh writes Western romances that are USA Today best-sellers. The Frasers: Clay is first in an exciting series that follows four Southern brothers in the aftermath of the Civil War. Lovely widow Rebecca Elliot needs a husband in order to join a wagon train west. Desperate, she chooses handsome Clay Fraser as her target. Now wedded, the two strongheaded people must work to survive the difficult journey while they struggle to understand the growing passion they feel for each other.
Fourteen-year-old Alex has heard lies all his life. His mother has rarely told him the truth. Instead, she filled his childhood with broken promises, neglect, and abuse. Confused and angry, Alex has found plenty of trouble in his life. Now on probation, Alex has just moved to his grandparents' home in a small Oregon town. If he can't stay out of trouble there, he will be sent to a "training camp" for delinquents
Jack and Christy have been best friends for over seven years. They play basketball and tennis together, they swim and skate together - even if Chris is better than Jack at everything. But now it’s the summer before high school, and not everything is fun and games. Always a tomboy, Chris is suddenly turning into a world-class beauty. She even puts on some makeup. All the boys are falling for her, including Jack. Yet does he really love her, or is he just afraid of losing the friendship they’ve enjoyed for so long?