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by James Baldwin
Giovanni's Room
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  • Fiction
  • 2001
  • Autor: James Baldwin
One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' Baldwin's ground-breaking second novel, which established him as one of the great American writers of his time David, a young American in 1950s Paris, is waiting for his fiancée to return from vacation in Spain. But when he meets Giovanni, a handsome Italian barman, the two men are drawn into an intense affair. After three months David's fiancée returns and, denying his true nature, he rejects Giovanni for a 'safe' future as a married man. His decision eventually brings tragedy. Filled with passion, regret and longing, this story of a...
Number of pages: ~ 176 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5

by Cormac McCarthy
Stella Maris
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  • Fiction
  • 2022
  • Autor: Cormac McCarthy
The best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road returns with the second volume of The Passenger series: Stella Maris is an intimate portrait of grief and longing, as a young woman in a psychiatric facility seeks to understand her own existence. 1972, BLACK RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN: Alicia Western, twenty years old, with forty thousand dollars in a plastic bag, admits herself to the hospital. A doctoral candidate in mathematics at the University of Chicago, Alicia has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and she does not want to talk about her brother, Bobby. Instead, she...
Number of pages: ~ 208 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

by Jason Reynolds
Long Way Down
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  • Fiction
  • 2020
  • Autor: Jason Reynolds
"Long Way Down" by Jason Reynolds is a novel in verse that follows fifteen-year-old Will, who sets out to avenge his brother's murder. As Will takes the elevator down from his apartment, he is visited by the ghosts of people from his past, each with their own story of gun violence. Through these encounters, Will confronts the cycle of violence, grief, and the impact of his decisions. The novel explores themes of revenge, forgiveness, and the complexities of urban life, all in the span of a single minute-long elevator ride....
Number of pages: ~ 309 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5

by Colson Whitehead
The Nickel Boys
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  • Fiction
  • 2020
  • Autor: Colson Whitehead
"The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead is a novel inspired by the real-life story of a reform school in Florida that operated for over a century, where boys, predominantly African American, faced abuse and injustice. The story follows Elwood Curtis, a promising young black man, who is sent to the Nickel Academy after a misunderstanding. There, he befriends Turner, a cynical and street-smart boy, and together they navigate the brutal realities of the school's oppressive environment. Through their friendship and experiences, the novel explores themes of race, justice, and the enduring impact of...
Number of pages: ~ 211 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

by Kristin Hannah
The Four Winds
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  • Fiction
  • 2021
  • Autor: Kristin Hannah
"The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and...
Number of pages: ~ 469 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
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  • Fiction
  • 2024
  • Autor: James McBride
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, WASHINGTON POST, AND TIME MAGAZINE “A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel . . . Charming, smart, heart-blistering, and heart-healing.” —Danez Smith, The New York Times Book Review “We all need—we all deserve—this vibrant, love-affirming novel that bounds over any difference that claims to separate us.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah’s Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets...
Number of pages: ~ 400 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2
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‘There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car! Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors - and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone... Dobby's sinister predictions seem to be coming true. Having become...
Number of pages: ~ 373 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5

by Ann Patchett
Tom Lake
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This is a story about Peter Duke who went on to be a famous actor. This is a story about falling in love with Peter Duke who wasn't famous at all. It's about falling so wildly in love with him – the way one will at twenty-four – that it felt like jumping off a roof at midnight. There was no way to foresee the mess it would come to in the end. It's spring and Lara's three grown daughters have returned to the family orchard. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the one story they've always longed to hear – of the film star with whom she shared a stage, and a romance,...
Number of pages: ~ 316 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.3/5

He Who Fights with Monsters Book 10
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A subterranean power creates strange bedfellows for Jason and his friends in the epic next installment of He Who Fights with Monsters. Following the devastating attack on Yaresh, its people are left to pick up the pieces. The city lies in ruins, but its decimated defenders have more to deal with than just reconstruction. Jason's actions during the battle have brought unwelcome attention from allies and enemies alike. While the adventurers question his loyalty, the messengers question his very nature. Both have designs on Jason that he intends to thwart, but a danger comes to light that...
Number of pages: ~ 965 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.8/5

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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'Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.' When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves... But perhaps most terrifying of...
Number of pages: ~ 475 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.9/5