Accompanying her eccentric, socially inept father to his 1980s Boston computer science lab every day, Ada, a shy, homeschooled prodigy, is sheltered by a colleague when her father's mental health and reputation deteriorate in ways that compel her to investigate his hidden past. By the award-winning author of Heft.
Accepting a dubious offer to gain release from prison 20 years early and enjoy a life of luxury in exchange for following a criminal mastermind's orders without question, Nick Mason is forced to commit increasingly dangerous crimes while desperately fighting to go straight, reclaim his family and elude a relentless detective.
When a custody battle divides her placid town, straitlaced family woman Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both families.
A darkly whimsical chronicle of medicine's greatest mistakes incorporates vintage images and ads for historical cures, from morphine for colicky babies and strychnine for impotence to leeches for the common cold and liquefied gold for immortality.
Collects autobiographical, illustrated essays and cartoons from the author's popular blog and related new material that humorously and candidly deals with her own idiosyncrasies and battles with depression.
Very much wanting a shiny red balloon that belongs to Owl, Monkey tries pleading and offering to trade any number of things, from a teddy bear to a robot, before capturing Owl's interest with an intriguing sock. A first picture book.
Wanting a big, strong, beautiful horse that will help her fulfill her dream of becoming a warrior, Princess Pinecone is dismayed when her birthday arrives and she does not quite get the horse she envisioned. By the Harvey Award-winning author of Hark! A Vagrant.
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government, in a re-release of the classic story which now includes an essay about the real-life science behind the fantasy.
Coming of age in a soundless Chinese village where avalanches have rendered everyone dependent on ziplined provisions, Fei embraces sound as a weapon when her neighbors begin to lose their sight and reduced supplies threaten everyone she knows with starvation.
Updated to include social media issues, this guide helps teens deal with the major challenges they face and helps them determine how to go about gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex, and much more.
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