The House Of The Scorpion
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In the near future, young Matteo Alacrán is smart, curious ... and a clone. The original Matteo is El Patrón, 142-year-old ruler of Opium, the kingdom that comprises the border of the United States and Mexico. For the elite, clones are created as a source of "spare parts" to allow them to live so long, but young Matteo appears to be spared the same fate. Through a series of events, Matt is awakened to the realities of his existence. Can he survive the twists of fate and the vagaries of human nature? Recommended reading!
C.C. Pyle's Amazing Foot Race
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The stunts of endurance popular in the Roaring Twenties, such as flagpole sitting and dance marathons, came to a head with the staging of a footrace across America. Nearly 200 men started off from Los Angeles, but only a quarter would make it to the finish in New York. Experience the heartache and hardships, but also the triumph of such an epic journey.
Squid And Octopus
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Squid and Octopus navigate the sometimes choppy waters of friendship, but in the end remain “Friends for Always”. Clever text and delightful illustrations hold charm for both kids and adults.
The Help
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Ms Stockett tackles the Big Topics – love, loss, race relations, friendship, revenge, filial duty, civic duty, self-worth -- and does so with tenderness and grace. Though the setting is Jackson, Mississippi, 1964, the themes are universal, and people are so familiar, by the end of the book you wonder if this story was secretly written about your town, your family … or you?
Neuromancer
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"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." So begins Neuromancer, the genre-defining cyberpunk novel by William Gibson, winner of the "triple crown" of science fiction awards: the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. In a dystopian future, former ace hacker Case hustles his way through the Sprawl until he is tapped for the Ultimate Heist.