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The Windup Girl

The Windup Girl
Bacigalupi, Paolo

What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits? And what happens when this forces humanity to the cusp of post-human evolution? This is a tale of Bangkok struggling for survival in a post-oil era of rising sea levels and out-of-control mutation.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 10 copies

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The Thousandth Floor

The Thousandth Floor
McGee, Katharine

"A thousand-story tower stretching into the sky. A glittering vision of the future where anything is possible--if you want it enough. Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. Everyone there wants something and everyone has something to lose." -- From dustjacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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Reservation Blues

Reservation Blues
Alexie, Sherman

Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in 1931, and was murdered seven years later. He reappears in 1992 on the Spokane Indian Reservation and meets Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who starts Coyote Springs, an all-Indian Catholic rock-and-roll band.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 16 copies

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Long Lankin

Long Lankin
Barraclough, Lindsey

When Cora and her younger sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their great Auntie Ida in an isolated village in 1958, they discover that they are in danger from a centuries-old evil and, along with village boys Roger and Peter, strive to uncover the horrifying truth before it is too late.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Wicked Lovely

Wicked Lovely
Marr, Melissa

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty -- especially if they learn of her Sight -- and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer. But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost -- regardless of her plans or desires.


Format: eBook
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Iggie's House

Iggie's House
Blume, Judy

When an African American family with three children moves into her white neighborhood, eleven-year-old Winnie learns the difference between being a good neighbor and being a good friend.


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go
Ness, Patrick

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 14 copies

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Under the Never Sky

Under the Never Sky
Rossi, Veronica

"Aria and Perry, two teens from radically different societies - one highly advanced, the other primitive - hate being dependent on one another until they overcome their prejudices and fall in love, knowing they can't stay together"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street
Cisneros, Sandra

This book tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong, not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 7 copies

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Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale

Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Black, Holly

Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.


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Holds: 2 on 7 copies

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