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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Fiction
  • 2007
  • Autor: Sherman Alexie
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native...
Number of pages: ~ 230 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.6/5

Offered to the Lycan King
Shunned by her parents and sister, River is bullied at her school. She is stunned to see that her mate is none other than the Alpha's son, Hector. But he marks someone else right on the days she discovered that he is her mate. Thrown in desolation, River's miseries are not over. She finds herself offered to the Lycan King as his breeder, who lives in Veil. Everyone knows that the Lycan are merciless, ruthless killers, who use the breeders and then discard them forever, either locking them up in dungeons for the rest of the life or eliminating them. Hunter, the Lycan King, comes to take his...
Number of pages: ~ 90 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.1/5

by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life
  • Fiction
  • 2015
  • Autor: Hanya Yanagihara
When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude...
Number of pages: ~ 720 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

by Ali Hazelwood
The Love Hypothesis
  • Fiction
  • 2021
  • Autor: Ali Hazelwood
As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith doesn't believe in lasting romantic relationships--but her best friend does, and that's what got her into this situation. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks: Scientists require proof. So, like any self-respecting biologist, Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees. That man is none other than Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor--and well-known ass. Which is why Olive is positively floored when Stanford's reigning lab tyrant agrees...
Number of pages: ~ 383 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.5/5

by James Baldwin
Giovanni's Room
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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