Category: Juvenile Fiction
A collection of seven freaky tales from around the world will delight youngsters as they read about the odd assortment of animals that live together in a horse's skull, a brave blackbird that declares war on a king, and more. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Gabrielle Cliff Hodges,Morag Styles,Mary Jane Drummond
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
With the government's increased attention to literacy in education, the role of narrative in children's experience is under as intense scrutiny as ever. This book explores the wide range of narratives currently available and what can happen when children engage with them.
A Reader's Guide to Fiction for Children and Young Adults
Author: Janis Ansell,Pam Spencer Holley
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Lists books by subject and title and recommends what book children and young adults should read next based on their previous likes and dislikes.
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Morbid and illuminating” (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters and unforgettable scenes. Caring for dead bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, Caitlin soon becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. She describes how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes) and reveals the strange history of cremation and undertaking, marveling at bizarre and wonderful funeral practices from different cultures. Her eye-opening, candid, and often hilarious story is like going on a journey with your bravest friend to the cemetery at midnight. She demystifies death, leading us behind the black curtain of her unique profession. And she answers questions you didn’t know you had: Can you catch a disease from a corpse? How many dead bodies can you fit in a Dodge van? What exactly does a flaming skull look like? Honest and heartfelt, self-deprecating and ironic, Caitlin's engaging style makes this otherwise taboo topic both approachable and engrossing. Now a licensed mortician with an alternative funeral practice, Caitlin argues that our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and she calls for better ways of dealing with death (and our dead).
Author: Ed Gorman
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
"One of the most original thriller writers around." —Kirkus Reviews DIFFERENT KINDS OF DEAD AND OTHER TALES A mysterious and beautiful girl who teaches arrogant young men about true love A lonely traveling salesman who learns that his passenger is death Children who can absorb the psychic pain of their parents A desperately pursued serial killer who hides his face under gauze in a hospital room A woman who loves the alien infant nobody else wants These stories and ten others make up the new Ed Gorman collection Different Kinds of Dead and Other Tales, stories that have earned him such accolades as "One of the most original writers in crime fiction today" (Kirkus) and "One of the world's great storytellers" (Million, UK). Here you'll find the extraordinary range of storytelling skill and powerful emotions that won Gorman the prized International Fiction award and caused Mystery News to say of his previous collection: "A powerful, disturbing, often poetic collection filled with writing that is a model of clarity and right narrative control."
A Supernatural Thriller
Author: Bill Walsh
Publisher: Liberty Island
When one of her clients turns up dead after buying an apparently unremarkable 16th century breviary, antiquarian book dealer Anne Wilkinson is suddenly swept into a world that she had previously considered imaginary. An esoteric world of occult spells and invocations, of cryptic texts and secret doctrines, a world where necromancers spy through mirrors and armed assassins blow up her office and try to gun her down. Before she knows it, Anne is recruited by representatives of a secretive government agency established by Calvin Coolidge to fight demons, vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural beings—and finds herself caught up in the pursuit of a renegade priest who seeks the power to unleash one of the darkest forces of the past into an unsuspecting present. When the unthinkable occurs, only Anne and a handful of books stand between humanity and the end of the world. Can her intrepid band of scientist-librarians steeped in occult lore and schooled in NSA-level techniques of surveillance, explosives and heavy weaponry prevent the demon known as Abbadon from immanentizing the eschaton? You’ll have to read to the end of this page-turning thriller to find out!
Author: Julia Crane
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn never suspected she'd have her life - and her body - stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions.
Publisher: Barefoot Ministries
Category: Children's stories, English
This delightful collection of tales from around the world includes favorites like The Three Billy Goats Gruff as well as less familiar stories such as The Blue Coat and The Sweetest Song. Hugh Lupton's engaging narrative quickly draws young readers into each story, while Sophie Fatus quirky illustrations will have children laughing in their seats, ensuring hours of entertainment.
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Emblem Editions
In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.
Inside the Trump White House
Author: Michael Wolff
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Political Science
#1 New York Times Bestseller With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. “Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com “Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist
26 Hand Picked Horror Stories
Author: MR Jagrit Gupta,Ruhani Gupta
26 tales of horror that will surely give you trembles while reading! 19 authors from around the world have come together to create 'Endless Darkness', an anthology for Horror fans with tales of real life horror incidents, spirits, zombies, vampires, the occult, supernatural and sorcery. Feel the shiver and welcome the fear with Bestseller Horror Anthology of 2015. A must-have pack for any reader who has the heart to read some frightening tales.experience to our readers. A must-have pack for any reader who has the heart to read some terrifying tales.
The True Story of an Insecurity Addict
Author: Rebecca O’Donnell
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From its first caustic, blackly hilarious quote to its unbelievable ending, Freak examines a roller coaster ride of a life and never lets up. It tells the true story of Rebecca O’Donnell, an atypical hero who found joy and laughter in the darkest of circumstances. Unlike so many spunky survivors of damaged pasts, Rebecca belonged to those far more common gray areas of depression and insecurity, hidden behind a mask she showed the world. For decades, all her decisions were colored by that grayness, that insecurity; she had put herself into a pit and had to discover a way to crawl out of it. With laughter, self-recognition, and a drop of shaky courage, Rebecca shares exactly how she did that, discovering in the process a gift that she never expected—the ability to help others build their own ladder out of hell. Freak offers hope to anyone who has ever heard that voice of self-hatred—the gremlin of insecurity whispering that we can’t, we shouldn’t, and we don’t deserve. It is the denial of that gremlin and the shattering of its lie that make this memoir resonate with other victims of incest, substance abuse, and depression.
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Classic tales of mystery, terror, imagination, and suspense from the celebrated master of the macabre. This volume gathers together fourteen of Edgar Allan Poe's richest and most influential tales, including: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” his reimagining of Inquisition tortures; “The Tell-Tale Heart,” an exploration of a murderer’s madness, which Stephen King called “the best tale of inside evil ever written”; “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe’s tour de force about a family doomed by a grim bloodline curse; and his pioneering detective stories, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” featuring a rational investigator with a poetic soul. Also included is Poe’s only full-length novel, Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. With an Introduction by Stephen Marlowe and an Afterword by Regina Marler
Author: Brian Thomsen
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Category: Fantastic fiction, American.
A collection of short stories set in the Ravenloft world of vampires, werewolves, and other monstrous creatures features the talents of P.N. Elrod, James Lowder, J. Robert King, Elaine Bergstrom, and others