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The Alchemist by
Call Number: PQ9698.13.O3546 A4513 1998
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
The magical story of Santiago, an Andalasian shepherd boy who travels far in search of a worldly treasure. With a new introduction by the author.
The Kite Runner by
Call Number: PS3608 .O832 K58 2003
Publication Date: 2003-06-02
The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies. Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America's most treasured writers.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by
Call Number: PS3608 .O832 T46 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-22
A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.
To Kill a Mockingbird by
Call Number: PS3562.E353T65 1960
Publication Date: 1961-01-01
Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, librarians across the country gave the book the highest of honors by voting it the best novel of the twentieth century.
Memoirs of a Geisha by
Call Number: PS3557.O35926M45 1997
Publication Date: 1997-09-23
An alluring tour de force: a brilliant debut novel told with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism as the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love, always elusive, is scorned as illusion.
The Girl on the Train by
Call Number: PR6108.A963G57 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-13
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their lifeas she sees itis perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking.