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A Tale of Two Besties


A Tale of Two Besties


$2.99


Best friends. BFFs. Soul twinsies. Whatever you want to call them, Harper and Lily were born to be besties. With high school just around the corner, casual-cool Cali girl Harper and awkward, always-costumed Lily make sure to text each other every day about their bond: Harper: I love you so much that I am going to sneak out of detention to pay that guy from Craigslist $100 to cut off all your hair for my secret collection. Lily: I love you so much I?m going destroy everyone in your life that matters and force you to depend and love only me. Harper: That sounds beautiful. I love you. Not even the threat of different high schools could throw this BFFship off-course, even if Lily begs her parents not to send her to the? dreaded Pathways,” a special school for creative types, while effortlessly-popular Harper attends Beverly High with the rest of their class. But in a city where fitting in means standing out and there?s nothing more uncool than being cool, it?s the naturally charismatic Harper-with her blond hair and perfect bone structure-who finds herself fighting the tide of American Apparel?d teens who rule the school. Meanwhile, it?s the perpetually? gawkward? Lily-who accessories every ensemble with a pair of tattered fairy wings-who finds herself flying alongside the queen bees of Pathways. Can BFF-ship survive the tidal wave of HS drama, or does growing up mean leaving some friends behind?Inspired by the HelloGiggles community of likeminded best friends, founded by IRL besties Zooey Deschanel and Sophia Rossi, and set in a hilarious insider?s version of Los Angeles, A Tale of Two Besties will make you giggle and cry?and then tell you how cute you look with runny mascara. It’s like my twins stepped out of the eighties and dropped down into today. Deliciously funny with heart. Francine Pascal, bestselling author and creator of the Sweet Valley High series

A Tale of Two Besties


A Tale of Two Besties


$2.99


Best friends. BFFs. Soul twinsies. Whatever you want to call them, Harper and Lily were born to be besties. With high school just around the corner, casual-cool Cali girl Harper and awkward, always-costumed Lily make sure to text each other every day about their bond: Harper: I love you so much that I am going to sneak out of detention to pay that guy from Craigslist $100 to cut off all your hair for my secret collection. Lily: I love you so much I?m going destroy everyone in your life that matters and force you to depend and love only me. Harper: That sounds beautiful. I love you. Not even the threat of different high schools could throw this BFFship off-course, even if Lily begs her parents not to send her to the? dreaded Pathways,” a special school for creative types, while effortlessly-popular Harper attends Beverly High with the rest of their class. But in a city where fitting in means standing out and there?s nothing more uncool than being cool, it?s the naturally charismatic Harper-with her blond hair and perfect bone structure-who finds herself fighting the tide of American Apparel?d teens who rule the school. Meanwhile, it?s the perpetually? gawkward? Lily-who accessories every ensemble with a pair of tattered fairy wings-who finds herself flying alongside the queen bees of Pathways. Can BFF-ship survive the tidal wave of HS drama, or does growing up mean leaving some friends behind?Inspired by the HelloGiggles community of likeminded best friends, founded by IRL besties Zooey Deschanel and Sophia Rossi, and set in a hilarious insider?s version of Los Angeles, A Tale of Two Besties will make you giggle and cry?and then tell you how cute you look with runny mascara. It’s like my twins stepped out of the eighties and dropped down into today. Deliciously funny with heart. Francine Pascal, bestselling author and creator of the Sweet Valley High series

Believe


Believe


$13.61


Believe is an inspirational story of a young homeless girls struggle to find a glimmer of hope in her dreadful existence. Along her soul-searching journey, she encounters many people who each in their own way make an impact on her life. Although I felt violated and weak I had never felt as strong inside as I did at that moment. I guess you never know how much strength you really have until you feel completely helpless. Sometimes when a person is at their lowest, they find the strength to persevere to their highest expectations. That is the inner strength this young, abandoned, homeless girl never thought existed within her soul. Each time the world tried to break her, she found herself growing stronger with every blow. She never expected that hidden in her darkest hours, is where she would find her brightest light. *Author: Dembkoski, Kacey Hajjar *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 64 *Publication Date: 2004/02/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.15 inches

Bob Marley - Roots Rock Photos T-Shirt


Bob Marley – Roots Rock Photos T-Shirt


$17.95


A collage of sepia-toned Bob Marley photos show the singer’s dreads grow with age and maturity in this distressed print from the legendary wailer. Rasta colors fill the words Roots Rock Reggae on this black, 100% cotton t-shirt.

Bob Marley - Roots Rock Photos T-Shirt


Bob Marley – Roots Rock Photos T-Shirt


$17.95


A collage of sepia-toned Bob Marley photos show the singer’s dreads grow with age and maturity in this distressed print from the legendary wailer. Rasta colors fill the words Roots Rock Reggae on this black, 100% cotton t-shirt.

Camelot Rising


Camelot Rising


$17.46


A damaged King Arthur falls in love and must rise once again to fight the dreaded Red Knight and the forces of Morgana. It?s been three years after the events in Excalibur and Arthur still hasn?t changed his ways. Now, a new threat has invaded the kingdom?the dreaded Red Knight. He leads an army of Death Reapers and plans to finish Arthur and Camelot for good. Arthur is once again forced to play the role of the reluctant hero, unite his kingdom, and lead his armies against this dangerous foe?while his feelings for Gwen continue to grow. It?s battle after battle in this thrilling adventure that concludes with an unforgettable confrontation between Arthur and the Red Knight. Can Camelot be saved once again?

Mighty Jack 1


Mighty Jack 1


$6.49


Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk?to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. What starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything?a dragon.

Prodigal Son


Prodigal Son


$10.97


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTwin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children. One good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later. The reunion of brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations of good and evil. #1New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel tells a brilliant, suspenseful story of suspicion, betrayal, and a life-and-death struggle for survival. Which twin is good and which is evil, as the tables turn again and again? PRODIGAL SON In a matter of days, Peter McDowell loses everything he has worked so hard for?his wealth, his property, his livelihood as a star investment banker. And then it gets worse. The stock market crash not only plunges Peter into joblessness, it causes a rift in his marriage that he cannot repair. Stripped of everything, he has only one place to retreat: a lakeside cottage he inherited from his parents, who left most of their modest estate to Peter?s twin. With no other choice, the prodigal son goes home. A beloved small-town doctor, a devoted family man, and a pillar of his community, Michael McDowell serves others without regard to personal gain. Only Peter knows how Michael manipulated their parents when the boys were young, ultimately driving Peter away. At first, he dreads seeing Michael again. But, to his surprise, their reunion is tender and real. Only later, as Peter mulls over his late mother?s journals, does the truth begin to emerge, as realization and panic begin to set in. Who is his twin? Is the fa?ade real, or does something terrifying lie beneath? Imagination or a reality too terrifying to believe? In a race for time, Peter throws caution to the winds to find the truth. What he discovers will change their lives forever, the lives of their children, and an

The Fugitives


The Fugitives


$4.49


From National Book Award finalist Christopher Sorrentino, ?a mischievously funny, keenly incisive, and mind-bending outlaw tale? (Booklist, starred review) about love and obsession, loyalty and betrayal, race and identity, and compulsion and free will. Writer Sandy Mulligan is in trouble. To escape his turbulent private life and the scandal that?s maimed his public reputation, he?s retreated from Brooklyn to a quiet Michigan town to finish his long-overdue novel. There, he becomes fascinated by John Salteau, a native Ojibway storyteller who regularly appears at the local library. But Salteau is not what he appears to be?a fact suspected by Kat Danhoff, an ambitious Chicago reporter who arrives to investigate a theft from a local Indian-run casino. Salteau?s possible role in the crime could be the key to the biggest story of her stalled career. Bored, emotionally careless, and sexually reckless, Kat?s sudden appearance in town immediately attracts a restive Sandy. All three are fugitives of one kind or another. And in their growing involvement, each becomes a pawn in the others? games?all of them just one mistake from losing everything. Moving, funny, tense, and mysterious, The Fugitives is at once a love story, a ghost story, and a crime thriller. It is also a cautionary tale of twenty-first century American life?a meditation on the meaning of identity, on the role storytelling plays in our understanding of ourselves and each other, and on the difficulty of making genuine connections in a world that?s connected in almost every way. Exuberantly satirical, darkly enigmatic, and completely unforgettable, The Fugitives is? an entirely new kind of novel with exceptional interior monologues animated by deception, double-dealing, and a doomed affair that lends an air of existential dread to the story? (Los Angeles Times).

The Good Goodbye


The Good Goodbye


$9.49


For fans of Jodi Picoult comes an enthralling domestic thriller about the lies we tell, and let ourselves believe, in the name of love. The first thing you should know is that everyone lies. The second thing is that it matters. On her way to her nineteenth wedding anniversary celebration, Natalie Falcone leaves the struggling restaurant she owns with her brother-in-law, Vince. She doesn?t speak to him on her way out; they haven?t spoken in months. But out on the sidewalk, she gets a phone call every mother dreads: It?s from the emergency room where her daughter, Arden, attends college. Arden?s been in a fire, along with Natalie?s niece, Rory?Vince?s daughter and Arden?s best friend. Natalie rushes to the hospital and learns that both Arden and Rory lie unconscious, and that another student has died in the blaze. The police suspect arson. As the investigation mounts, Natalie struggles to piece together the elusive details of Arden?s and Rory?s freshman year. Growing up, Rory was charming, popular, and charismatic, while Arden was artistic, perceptive, and reserved. They were different yet inseparable, more like sisters than cousins. But the case unearths a different portrait?of a complex friendship, a love triangle, a fight, and a girl who was struggling more than anyone realized. To discover what really happened that tragic night, Natalie?s and Vince?s families must confront the one truth that ultimately emerges: Nothing is ever exactly what it seems. Advance praise for The Good Goodbye? In Carla Buckley?s finest novel yet, the aftermath of a tragedy leaches long-hidden secrets into a family?s vigil, revealing the hazy outlines of sin, debt, and desire. The Good Goodbye is provocative, riveting, wrenching. Sophie Littlefield, author ofThe Missing Place

The Graveyard Apartment


The Graveyard Apartment


$7.49


One of the most popular writers working in Japan today, Mariko Koike is a recognized master of detective fiction and horror writing. Known in particular for her hybrid works that blend these styles with elements of romance, The Graveyard Apartment is arguably Koike?s masterpiece. Originally published in Japan in 1986, Koike?s novel is the suspenseful tale of a young family that believes it has found the perfect home to grow into, only to realize that the apartment?s idyllic setting harbors the specter of evil and that longer they stay, the more trapped they become. This tale of a young married couple who harbor a dark secret is packed with dread and terror, as they and their daughter move into a brand new apartment building built next to a graveyard. As strange and terrifying occurrences begin to pile up, people in the building start to move out one by one, until the young family is left alone with someone. or something. lurking in the basement. The psychological horror builds moment after moment, scene after scene, culminating with a conclusion that will make you think twice before ever going into a basement again.

The Mistletoe Inn


The Mistletoe Inn


$5.49


The second holiday love story in New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans?s Mistletoe Collection. At thirty-two Kimberly Rossetti, a finance officer at a Lexus car dealership, has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember. With two failed engagements, a divorce and again alone with no prospects, she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author. Dreading another holiday alone, she signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Savannah, Georgia. Deep inside Kimberly knows she?s at a junction in her life and it?s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go. The other reason she decides to attend the conference is because famed romance writer, H.T. Cowell, once the best selling romance writer in America, and the author whose books instilled in her the desire to be a writer, will be speaking in public for the first time in more than a decade. In one of her breakout sessions Kimberly meets another aspiring writer, and one of the few men at the conference, Zeke, an intelligent man with a wry wit who seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat. As Kimberly begins to open up to him about her stories and dreams, she inadvertently reveals her own troubled past. As Zeke helps her to discover why her books fail to live up to their potential she begins to wonder if he?s really talking more about her life than her literature. But as she grows closer to him, she realizes that Zeke has his own darkness, a past he?s unwilling to talk about. The theme of The Mistletoe Inn is that like literature, relationships must be lived with passion and vulnerability to succeed.

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