Category: Dying Earth

Abide with Me: A Novel

Abide with Me: A Novel

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In her luminous and long-awaited novel, bestselling author Elizabeth Strout welcomes readers back to the archetypal, lovely landscape of northern New England, where the events of her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, unfolded. In the late…

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Slob

Slob

Outrageously funny and smart, this story of an obese boy who takes on his bullies is as heartwarming as it is clever. Twelve-year-old Owen Birnbaum is the fattest kid in school. But he’s also a genius who invents cool contraptions, like a TV that shows the past. Something happened two years ago that he needs…

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Until the End: The Party; The Dance; The Graduation (Final Friends)

Until the End: The Party; The Dance; The Graduation (Final Friends)

It’s the start of the school year, and the popular girls have decided to throw the best party, one their friends will never forget. But hooking up and hanging out are the farthest things from their minds when the unthinkable happens: Someone doesn’t make it out of the party alive. The death is declared a…

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Dating Big Bird

Dating Big Bird

Ellen Franck isn’t in love with Big Bird. After all, he’s a big yellow Sesame Street character — and she’s an intelligent single woman with a fabulous job. On the other hand, Big Bird is looking like a better candidate for fatherhood every day: he’s tall, affectionate, and steadily employed. And right now, for Ellen,…

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Love Letters to the Dead: A Novel

Love Letters to the Dead: A Novel

It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more —…

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Snowflakes Fall

Snowflakes Fall

In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures offer the promise of renewal that can be found in our lives—snowflakes fall, and return again as raindrops so that flowers can grow. MacLachlan and Kellogg, who are…

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The Magus of Strovolos: The Extraordinary World of a Spiritual Healer (Compass)

The Magus of Strovolos: The Extraordinary World of a Spiritual Healer (Compass)

Ever since his childhood, Kyriacos C. Markides has heard mysterious rumors concerning the Magus of Strovolos, Cyprus’s “specialist of the netherworld.”   When he returns to Cyprus as an adult, Markides seeks out this master healer and spiritual teacher, to discover the old man for himself. Armed with the skepticism he learned as a sociologist,…

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Saving Zoe: A Novel

Saving Zoe: A Novel

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! It’s been one year since the brutal murder of her older sister, Zoë, and fifteen-year-old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath. Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward start to her freshman year proves she’ll never live up to her sister’s memory.…

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The Dying Animal

The Dying Animal

No matter how much you know, no matter how much you think, no matter how much you plot and you connive and you plan, you’re not superior to sex. With these words our most unflaggingly energetic and morally serious novelist launches perhaps his fiercest book. The speaker is David Kepesh, white-haired and over sixty, an…

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Chasing Brooklyn

Chasing Brooklyn

Restless souls and empty hearts Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca, died only a year ago, and now her friend Gabe has just died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe’s ghost is there waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn’t Lucca visiting her dreams.…

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