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  • The Hellblazer Vol. 1: The Poison Truth (Rebirth)

    John Constantine, the mage you love to hate, continues his adventures through the mainstream DC Universe in THE HELLBLAZER VOL. 1: THE POISON TRUTH!

    Constantine is back in London, reuniting with old friends—and older enemies: There’s Chas Chandler, his best mate; Mercury, the young psychic, the Earth elemental known as the Swamp Thing; and, of course, more demons and djinns than you can cast a curse at.
     
    If he’s going to survive this hell-raising homecoming, Constantine will have to play fast and loose with the rules—and with the souls of everyone residing in the Old Smoke. Evil is a surprisingly common infection, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease…
     
    THE HELLBLAZER VOL. 1: THE POISON TRUTH brings one of comics’ greatest antiheroes back to his roots—courtesy of the creative team of Simon Oliver, Moritat, Pia Guerra and José Marzán Jr.! This brand-new starting point collects issues #1-6 and the one-shot special THE HELLBLAZER: REBIRTH.

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  • The Sadness of Beautiful Things: Stories
    An exquisite new collection of short stories from award winning author Simon Van Booy, exploring love, loss, human connection, and the chance encounters that shape our lives.

    An exquisite new collection of short stories from award-winning author Simon Van Booy.
     
    Over the past decade, Simon Van Booy has been listening to people’s stories. With these personal accounts as a starting point, he has crafted a powerful collection of short fiction that takes readers into the innermost lives of everyday people. From a family saved from ruin by a mysterious benefactor, to a downtrodden boxer who shows unexpected kindness to a mugger, these masterfully written tales reveal not only the precarious balance maintained between grief and happiness in our lives, but also how the echoes of personal tragedy can shape us for the better. 
     
    “Van Booy’s stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.” —Los Angeles Times
     
    "Simon Van Booy knows a great deal about the complex longings of the human heart." --Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

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  • Ringer (Replica #2) (International Edition)

    Like its ambitious companion novel, Replicathis far-reaching novel by the powerhouse author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy digs deep into questions of how to be a human being in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted.


    In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him, seeking a pioneering organization in Philadelphia that might have a cure. But what they uncover there is a shocking connection to their past, even as their future seems in danger of collapsing.


    Though Gemma just wants to go back to her normal life after Haven, she soon learns that her powerful father has other plans for the replicas—unless she and her boyfriend Pete can stop him. But they soon learn that they aren’t safe either. The Haven Institute wasn’t destroyed after all, and now Gemma is the one behind the walls.


    Bestselling author Lauren Oliver brings the Replica duology to a shocking close in Ringer, but like both Gemma and Lyra, you won’t be able to leave the world of Haven behind after you’ve turned the last page.

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  • Ringer (Replica #2)

    Like its ambitious companion novel, Replicathis far-reaching novel by the powerhouse author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy digs deep into questions of how to be a human being in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted.


    In the world outside of the Haven Institute, Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. When Caelum leaves without warning, Lyra follows him, seeking a pioneering organization in Philadelphia that might have a cure. But what they uncover there is a shocking connection to their past, even as their future seems in danger of collapsing.


    Though Gemma just wants to go back to her normal life after Haven, she soon learns that her powerful father has other plans for the replicas—unless she and her boyfriend Pete can stop him. But they soon learn that they aren’t safe either. The Haven Institute wasn’t destroyed after all, and now Gemma is the one behind the walls.


    Bestselling author Lauren Oliver brings the Replica duology to a shocking close in Ringer, but like both Gemma and Lyra, you won’t be able to leave the world of Haven behind after you’ve turned the last page.

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  • Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird (The Curiosity House #3) (International Edition)

    In this third book in the exceptional Curiosity House mystery series by bestselling author Lauren Oliver and mysterious recluse H. C. Chester, four children must uncover the evil Nicholas Rattigan’s newest dastardly scheme, wage war with a rival freak show, and deal with a spy who may have infiltrated their happy home.


    Sam, Philippa, Thomas, and Max have just started to recover from their capture and subsequent escape from Rattigan. But the children’s lives don’t stay quiet for long.


    A slew of bank robberies is terrorizing the city. And when Professor Farnum, the ringmaster of the museum’s now immensely popular flea circus, is charged with murder, the search for the real killer uncovers a plot much bigger than any individual crime—a plot that can only be the work of Nicholas Rattigan.


    This is the third book in the series and contains even more exciting marvels, such as:



    • A nefarious spy within the museum

    • A very unfortunate flea circus

    • The heavenly Georgie Rawls, from the original cast of Last Chance

    • A beautiful and mysterious tattooed lady


    It continues not to have:



    • A comprehensive review of the top ten toothbrushes

    • A heaping bowl of sugarless cereal

    • A long and boring family vacation

    • A handmade, scratchy wool sweater


    Learn more about the series online at www.thecuriosityhouse.com

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  • Oliver Twist (Puffin Classics)

    The classic story of a young boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London. After Oliver Twist asks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Here he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind Mr Brownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young orphan, determined to drag him back . . . With an inspirational and light-hearted introduction by Garth Nix, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.

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  • Oliver Twist

    Enjoy the classic rising-from-adversity tale of the little boy who only wants more.


    A favorite among young readers and adults alike, Charles Dickens' second novel,Oliver Twist, was first published in 1838 and has been made into a number of stage, television, and film adaptations, including the 1968 Academy Award-winning film.


    Oliver Twist tells the tale of the orphan Oliver, who is sent from the miserable conditions of a workhouse to work for an undertaker. He escapes, only to get caught up with the Artful Dodgers, a street gang of young pickpockets, led by the evil Fagin. Despite Oliver's bad start in life, he is able to rise above his circumstances.


    Dickens' book was one of the first to realistically portray the seedy street life in Victorian London, bringing attention to the plight of child labor and street urchins. Dickens believed that novels shouldn't just entertain, but should help people understand each other and see the goodness inherent in every person. He thought that fair play and honesty, if not thwarted by some external force, is the natural order of life. However, this can be irretrievably lost if it is subjected to ungoverned corrupting influences.


    It's a little melodrama, a little adventure, and a lot of fun to read. Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Monica Feinberg Cohen.


     

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  • The Pale Horse (Ariadne Oliver #5)

    When an elderly priest is murdered, the killer searches the victim so roughly that his already ragged cassock is torn in the process. What was the killer looking for? And what had a dying woman confided to the priest on her deathbed only hours earlier?


    Mark Easterbrook and his sidekick Ginger Corrigan are determined to find out. Maybe the three women who run The Pale Horse public house, and who are rumored to practice the “Dark Arts,” can provide some answers?


     

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