20. Empire of the Sun – J. G. Ballard (1984)
The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg’s film, tells of a young boy’s struggle to survive World War II in China.
Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.
Shanghai, 1941—a city…[Read more]
19. Exit West – Mohsin Hamid (2017)
FINALIST FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE
10 BEST BOOKS OF 2017, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
WINNER OF THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
“A breathtaking novel…[that] arrives at an urgent time.” —NPR
“It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, an…[Read more]
18. Come Tumbling Down – Seanan McGuire (2019)
The fifth installment in Seanan McGuire’s award-winning, best-selling Wayward Children series, Come Tumbling Down picks up the threads left dangling by Every Heart a Doorway and Down Among the Sticks and Bones.
When Jack left Eleanor West’s School for Wayward Children, she was carrying the body of h…[Read more]
17. In An Absent Dream – Seanan McGuire (2018)
A stand-alone fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire’s Alex award-winning Wayward Children series, which began in the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway
This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious y…[Read more]
16. Beneath the Sugar Sky – Seanan McGuire (2017)
A glorious fantasy tale from Seanan McGuire’s Alex-award winning Wayward Children series, which began in the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway
Beneath the Sugar Sky, the third book in McGuire’s Wayward Children…[Read more]
15. Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Seanan McGuire (2017)
Seanan McGuire returns to her popular Wayward Children series with Down Among the Sticks and Bones—a truly standalone story suitable for adult and young adult readers of urban fantasy, and the follow-up to the Alex, Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, World Fantasy Award finalist, T…[Read more]
14. Every Heart a Doorway – Seanan McGuire (2016)
“A mini-masterpiece of portal fantasy — a jewel of a book that deserves to be shelved with Lewis Carroll’s and C. S. Lewis’ classics” —NPR
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping thr…[Read more]
13. The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead (2016)
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans,…[Read more]
12. Heroes of the Frontier – Dave Eggers (2016)
A tremendous new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.
Josie and her children’s father have…[Read more]
11. Hot Milk – Deborah Levy (2016)
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016
A richly mythic, colour-saturated tale from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Swimming Home—Deborah Levy explores the violently primal bond between mother and daughter.
Two women arrive in a Spanish village—a dreamlike place caught between the desert and the oce…[Read more]
10. The Betrayers – David Bezmozgis (2014)
Finalist for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize
A disgraced Israeli politician comes face to face with the man who denounced him to the KGB and sent him to the Gulag.
These incandescent pages give us one momentous day in the life of Baruch Kotler, a disgraced Israeli politician. When he refuses to back…[Read more]
9. The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir – Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter (2017)
Named the fourth most important “Book of the Year” by the National Post in 2015 and voted “One Book/One Province” in Saskatchewan for 2017, The Education of Augie Merasty launched on the front page of The Globe and Mail to become a…[Read more]
8. LOST Encyclopedia – Tara Bennett and Paul Terry (2010)
Featuring more than 400 pages and over 1500 images, the LOST Encyclopedia will be a comprehensive guide to the characters, items, locations, plotlines, relationships, and mythologies from all six seasons of the landmark series aired on ABC-TV and produced by ABC Studios. Created in full…[Read more]
7. The Intuitionist – Colson Whitehead (1999)
This debut novel by the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
It is a time of calamity in a major met…[Read more]
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