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  • The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Paperback (Martino Fine Books, Jan. 1, 2021)
    2021 Reprint of the 1925 Edition. The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby received mixed reviews upon publication and sold poorly. In its first year, the book sold only 20,000 copies. Fitzgerald died in 1940, believing himself to be a failure and his work forgotten. However, the novel experienced a revival during World War II, and became a part of American high school curricula and numerous stage and film adaptations in the following decades. Today, The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title of the "Great American Novel."Following the novel's revival, later critical writings on The Great Gatsby focus in particular on Fitzgerald's disillusionment with the American dream in the context of the hedonistic Jazz Age, a name for the era which Fitzgerald claimed to have coined.
  • We Free the Stars

    Hafsah Faizal

    Hardcover (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Jan. 19, 2021)
    The follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel We Hunt the Flame!After the battle on Sharr that closed We Hunt the Flame, Zafira and Nasir return to a ghostly Sultan’s Keep, low on resources and allies alike. The dark forest has fallen, but the kingdom teems with fear of the Lion of the Night’s return. As Nasir fights to command the dark power in his blood, Zafira fights against a very different darkness festering through her bond with the Jawarat. The second book in the Sands of Arawiya duology, by the masterful Hafsah Faizal.
  • Chlorine Sky

    Mahogany L. Browne

    Hardcover (Crown Books for Young Readers, Jan. 12, 2021)
    A novel-in-verse about a young girl coming-of-age and stepping out of the shadow of her former best friend. Perfect for readers of Elizabeth Acevedo and Nikki Grimes.She looks me hard in my eyes& my knees lock into tree trunksMy eyes don't dance like my heartbeat racingThey stare straight back hot daggers.I remember things will never be the same.I remember things.With gritty and heartbreaking honesty, Mahogany L. Browne delivers a novel-in-verse about broken promises, fast rumors, and when growing up means growing apart from your best friend.
  • A Wolf Called Wander

    Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño

    Paperback (Greenwillow Books, Jan. 5, 2021)
    A New York Times bestseller! “Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only IvanThis gripping novel about survival and family is based on the real story of one wolf’s incredible journey to find a safe place to call home. Illustrated throughout, this irresistible tale by award-winning author Rosanne Parry is for fans of Sara Pennypacker’s Pax and Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. Swift, a young wolf cub, lives with his pack in the mountains learning to hunt, competing with his brothers and sisters for hierarchy, and watching over a new litter of cubs. Then a rival pack attacks, and Swift and his family scatter.Alone and scared, Swift must flee and find a new home. His journey takes him a remarkable one thousand miles across the Pacific Northwest. The trip is full of peril, and Swift encounters forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before he finds his new home. Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a wolf named OR-7 (or Journey), this irresistible tale of survival invites readers to experience and imagine what it would be like to be one of the most misunderstood animals on earth. This gripping and appealing novel about family, courage, loyalty, and the natural world is for fans of Fred Gipson’s Old Yeller and Katherine Applegate’s Endling. Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout and a map as well as information about the real wolf who inspired the novel.Plus don't miss Rosanne Parry's stand-alone companion novel, A Whale of the Wild.
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  • The Persuasion

    Iris Johansen

    Mass Market Paperback (Grand Central Publishing, Jan. 12, 2021)
    When Eve Duncan's daughter, Jane MacGuire, becomes a killer's target, Jane must team up with longtime love interest Seth Caleb in this suspenseful novel from the #1 bestselling author of Smokescreen.Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy Seal Joe Quinn are about to give Seth Caleb their trust for the most important duty of his life: keeping their daughter, Jane, safe at any cost. Her talent as an artist has caught the attention of a brilliant psychopath with a violent past.Seth, Jane's strongest ally and fiercest protector, is determined to keep her out of danger, but that becomes nearly impossible when Jane is forced to take matters into her own hands and confronts the madman who wants her for himself...and wants Seth Caleb dead.As Jane and Seth chase down their blood-thirsty adversary, they also have to reckon with their own epic love story. Can they finally commit to a life together, no matter how uncertain? As the two come face to face with danger, one thing is made clear: it will take both of them to confront and defeat this evil.
  • City of the Plague God

    Sarwat Chadda

    Hardcover (Rick Riordan Presents, Jan. 12, 2021)
    Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD, an adventure based on ancient Mesopotamian mythology written by Sarwat Chadda, author of the Ash Mistry series. Characters from the Epic of Gilgamesh populate this high-stakes contemporary adventure in which all of Manhattan is threatened by the ancient god of plagues. Thirteen-year-old Sik wants a simple life going to school and helping at his parents' deli in the evenings. But all that is blown to smithereens when Nergal comes looking for him, thinking that Sik holds the secret to eternal life.Turns out Sik is immortal but doesn't know it, and that's about to get him and the entire city into deep, deep trouble. Sik's not in this alone. He's got Belet, the adopted daughter of Ishtar, the goddess of love and war, on his side, and a former hero named Gilgamesh, who has taken up gardening in Central Park. Now all they have to do is retrieve the Flower of Immortality to save Manhattan from being wiped out by disease. To succeed, they'll have to conquer sly demons, treacherous gods, and their own darkest nightmares.
  • Dr. Seuss's Thank You for Being Green: And Speaking for the Trees

    Dr. Seuss

    Hardcover (Random House Books for Young Readers, Jan. 5, 2021)
    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Lorax and thank someone who cares for the Earth with this small hardcover gift book featuring art by Dr. Seuss! An ideal choice instead of a greeting card, it includes unrhymed lines of appreciation for helping the Lorax to speak for the trees!This tiny book packs a BIG message of thanks, spoken directly by the Lorax! Featuring unrhymed messages of gratitude, it's the perfect gift for people of all ages--children, parents, teachers, friends--anyone who makes it a point to reduce, recycle, and reuse! Illustrated with classic illustrations from The Lorax and other Dr. Seuss books, and printed on recycled paper, it's the perfect small gift to say thanks for helping the Lorax to speak for the trees--and all the other living things--with whom we share the planet!
  • Lore

    Alexandra Bracken

    eBook (Disney Hyperion, Jan. 5, 2021)
    From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a high-octane tale of power, destiny, and redemption. If Madeline Miller wrote The Hunger Games, the result would be this sweepingly ambitious novel about gods, mortals, and the inexorable forces that bind us together.
  • The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 16

    Tsutomu Sato, Kana Ishida

    Paperback (Yen On, Jan. 19, 2021)
    Every year the Yotsuba Clan gathers it's most influential and powerful members. And like always, Miyuki has gotten an invitation. There's only one big difference this time: direct orders from the Yotsuba matriarch requesting her presence on New Year's Day and a bargain that may repeal Tatsuya's status as a pariah if Miyuki is willing to do whatever it takes...
  • A Beautiful Crime: A Novel

    Christopher Bollen

    Paperback (Harper Perennial, Jan. 12, 2021)
    From the author of The Destroyers comes an "intricately plotted and elegantly structured" (Newsday) story of intrigue and deception, set in contemporary Venice and featuring a young American couple who have set their sights on a risky con.“Stylish… a compelling take on the eternal question of how good people morph into criminals. Terrific.”—People, Book of the Week When Nick Brink and his boyfriend Clay Guillory meet up on the Grand Canal in Venice, they have a plan in mind—and it doesn’t involve a vacation. Nick and Clay are running away from their turbulent lives in New York City, each desperate for a happier, freer future someplace else. Their method of escape? Selling a collection of counterfeit antiques to a brash, unsuspecting American living out his retirement years in a grand palazzo. With Clay’s smarts and Nick’s charm, their scheme is sure to succeed. As it turns out, tricking a millionaire out of money isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when Clay and Nick let greed get the best of them. As Nick falls under the spell of the city’s decrepit magic, Clay comes to terms with personal loss and the price of letting go of the past. Their future awaits, but it is built on disastrous deceits, and more than one life stands in the way of their dreams. A Beautiful Crime is a twisty grifter novel with a thriller running through its veins. But it is also a meditation on love, class, race, sexuality, and the legacy of bohemian culture. Tacking between Venice’s soaring aesthetic beauty and its imminent tourist-riddled collapse, Bollen delivers a "brilliantly conceived international crime story" (Good Morning America).
  • Influence

    Sara Shepard, Lilia Buckingham

    Hardcover (Delacorte Press, Jan. 5, 2021)
    Get ready to delve into the world of teen influencers in this twisty mystery from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Sara Shepard and sixteen-year-old actress and social media personality Lilia Buckingham.After a video she makes goes viral, everyone knows Delilah Rollins. And now that she's in LA, Delilah's standing on the edge of something incredible. Everything is going to change. She has no idea how much. Jasmine Walters-Diaz grew up in the spotlight. A child star turned media darling, the posts of her in her classic Lulu C. rainbow skirt practically break the Internet. But if the world knew who Jasmine really was, her perfect life? Canceled.Fiona Jacobs is so funny--the kind of girl for whom a crowd parts--no wonder she's always smiling! But on the inside? The girl's a hot mess. And when someone comes out of the shadows with a secret from her past, it's one that won't just embarrass Fiona: it will ruin her.Who wouldn't want to be Scarlet Leigh? Just look at her Instagram. Scarlet isn't just styled to perfection: she is perfection. Scarlet has a gorgeous, famous boyfriend named Jack and there's a whole fanbase about their ship. To everyone watching online, their lives seem perfect . . . but are they really? The sun is hot in California . . . and someone's going to get burned.
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  • Animal Farm

    George Orwell, Jason Cowley

    language (Macmillan Collector's Library, Jan. 14, 2021)
    Published in 1945, George Orwell’s famous allegorical story Animal Farm is a satire about the corrupting effects of power which reflect Orwell’s views on the failures of communism.Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by journalist and writer Jason Cowley.When the old Major, a highly respected white boar, gathers his fellow farm animals to preach about freedom, rebellion and the evils of man, he kicks off a revolution that has been brewing for years. The animals drive out their drunken farmer, Mr Jones, and create their own society which promises equality for all. Two scheming pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, appoint themselves leaders and what begins as a supposedly equalitarian community descends into an increasingly violent and hierarchical society permeated by lies and corruption.
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