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  • The Prayer Box

    Lisa Wingate

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Sept. 4, 2013)
    Given the task of clearing out her deceased landlady's old Victorian house, single mother Tandi Jo Reese discovers eighty-one decorated prayer boxes containing random notes that preserve the thoughts, hopes, and lessons of an extraordinary life.
  • The Troll Queen

    John Vornholt

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, May 14, 2004)
    Having freed the trolls of Dismal Swamp from the tyranny of Stygius Rex, the reluctant troll leader, Rollo, has left the swamp on a bittersweet mission: He plans to return his little friend Clipper to her people in the Forbidden Forest. It's a dangerous trip, but he is determined to go. Ludicra, the troll who now finds Rollo worthy of her attention, is convinced he needs her help. Available only in The Literacy Bridge 5.
  • Kindness Goes Unpunished

    Craig Johnson

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, April 4, 2014)
    In the aftermath of a brutal attack on his Philadelphia lawyer daughter, Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire, aided by his best friend, Henry Standing Bear, team up with the Philadelphia police in a determined search for answers.
  • The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

    David McCullough

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, June 12, 2019)
    The Pulitzer Prize-, National Book Award- and Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning author of Mornings on Horseback chronicles the lesser-known settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers whose community ideals shaped a fledgling America. (United States history). Simultaneous.
  • The Husbands Secret

    Liane Moriarty

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Dec. 4, 2013)
    Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecilia is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
  • Foreign Affairs

    Stuart Woods

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Nov. 4, 2015)
    Traveling to Rome to attend a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington finds his hopes for turning the trip into a vacation dashed in the wake of more trouble than he anticipated. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Chiefs. (suspense). Simultaneous.
  • The Fellowship of the Ring

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, May 2, 2003)
    A New York Times Bestseller Part One of The Lord of the RingsIn a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins is faced with an immense task as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the One Ring of Sauron to his care. Frodo must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the all-powerful Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

    Kim Michele Richardson

    Library Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print, Aug. 28, 2019)
    Inspired by Kentucky�s blue-skinned people and the Kentucky Pack Horse Library of the 1930s, this is a story of courage, strength, and a woman�s belief that books can carry us anywhere ? even back home.
  • Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

    Ransom Riggs

    Paperback (Thorndike Press, Aug. 1, 2012)
    A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children", an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
  • Whered You Go Bernadette

    Maria Semple

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Dec. 5, 2012)
    When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her in this new novel from the author of This One is Mine. (general fiction).
  • The Historian

    Elizabeth Kostova

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, July 15, 2005)
    When a motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and a package of letters, all addressed ominously to "My dear and unfortunate successor . . ." she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright - a hunt that nearly brought her father to ruin and may have claimed the life of history professor Bartholomew Rossi. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler, the historical Dracula, have to do with the 20th Century?
  • The Secret Place

    Tana French

    Hardcover (Thorndike Press, Sept. 10, 2014)
    Investigating a photograph of a boy whose murder was never solved, aspiring Murder Squad member Stephen Moran partners with Detective Antoinette Conway to search for answers in the cliques and rivalries at a Dublin boarding school.