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  • The Outsiders

    S. E. Hinton

    Paperback (Thorndike Press, March 23, 2005)
    Three brothers struggle to stay together after their parents' death, as they search for an identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society in which they find themselves "outsiders."
  • Wonder

    R. J. Palacio

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press, April 5, 2013)
    "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. "August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 "New York Times" bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder "From the Hardcover edition."
  • All Creatures Great And Small

    James Herriot

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, May 16, 2012)
    For over thirty years, generations of readers have thrilled to James Herriot's marvelous tales, deep love of life, and extraordinary storytelling. In All Creatures Great and Small, we meet the young Herriot as he takes up his calling and discovers the realities of daily life in a veterinary practice in rural Yorkshire. He recounts the wondrous variety and never-ending challenges as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal world shine through.
  • Ordinary Grace

    William Kent Krueger

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, June 5, 2013)
    Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.
  • Killing Floor

    Lee Child New York Times Bestselling Author

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Dec. 1, 2010)
    Ex-MP Jack Reacher goes into action to find his brother's killers, after a series of brutal crimes terrorizes tiny Margrave, Georgia, only to uncover the dark and deadly conspiracy concealed behind the town's peaceful facade. A first novel. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. BOMC Feat Alt.
  • How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide

    Jane Bryant Quinn

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Jan. 20, 2016)
    A strategic guide to turning retirement savings into a steady and lasting source of income shares strategic information for investing for growth and maximizing Social Security, pension, home equity and savings assets. (personal finance). Simultaneous.
  • Running Blind

    Lee Child

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Jan. 19, 2011)
    Jack Reacher is back, dragged into what looks like a series of grisly serial murders by a team of FBI profilers who aren't totally sure he's not the killer they're looking for, but believe that even if he isn't, he's smart enough to help them find the real killer. And what they've got on the ex-MP, is enough to ensure his grudging cooperation: phony charges stemming from Reacher's inadvertent involvement in a protection shakedown and the threat of harm to the woman he loves. The killer's victims have only one thing in common--all of them brought sexual harassment charges against their military superiors and all resigned from the army after winning their cases. The manner, if not the cause, of their deaths is gruesomely the same: they died in their own bathtubs, covered in gallons of camouflage paint, but they didn't drown and they weren't shot, strangled, poisoned, or attacked. Even the FBI forensic specialists can't figure out why they seem to have gone willingly to their mysterious deaths. Reacher isn't sure whether the killings are an elaborate cover-up for corruption involving stolen military hardware or the work of a maniac who's smart enough to leave absolutely no clues behind.
  • Die Trying

    Lee Child

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Sept. 15, 2010)
    In a plot to overthrow the U.S. government, Montana neo-Nazis abduct the daughter of the nation's top general and her male companion, Jack Reacher, a former military policeman who turns the tables on the captors.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, Nov. 12, 1999)
    The author's first novel introduces Harry Potter, the son of a powerful wizard and witch who are killed by an even more powerful sorcerer. Sent to live with his Muggle (non-magical) aunt, uncle, and cousin, Harry is treated poorly without knowing why. On his tenth birthday, Harry learns that he is a wizard and is to go off to Hogwarts, a prestigious school for wizards and witches. Harry and his friends, Hermione and Ron, soon discover that something shady is going on, and they must save Hogwarts from the very sorcerer who killed Harry's parents.No Canadian Rights for the Harry Potter SeriesHARRY POTTER and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter publishing rights (c) J. K. Rowling. (s05)
  • Christmas Bells

    Jennifer Chiaverini

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Nov. 4, 2015)
    A holiday tale inspired by Longfellow's classic poem follows the experiences of a dedicated Boston teacher who, in the face of a somber season, finds inspiration and renewal at the church where she volunteers. By the New York Times best-selling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. (historical fiction). Simultaneous.
  • A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

    Jimmy Carter

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, July 22, 2015)
    The thirty-ninth president and Nobel Peace Prize winner reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.
  • The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue

    Frederick Forsyth

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Oct. 7, 2015)
    The #1 New York Times author of The Day of the Jackal and numerous other best-sellers traces the story of his life, detailing the high-risk experiences as a wartime Royal Air Force pilot that inspired many of his famous storylines. (biography & autobiography). Simultaneous.