EARLY DECISION is a novel that follows five students over one autumn as Anne, “the application whisperer,” helps them craft their college essays, cram for the SATs, and perfect the Common Application. It seems their entire future is on the line --- and it is. It’s because the process, warped as it is by money, connections, competition and parental mania, threatens to crush their independence just as adulthood begins.
The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto, when its telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system. El Cadaver has a variety of other problems that worrying about an alien ship doesn’t seem important, but in fact, it’s the most important thing that has happened to the human race in a million years. The first Formic War is about to begin.
John Steinbeck's passionate and exhilarating epic re-creates the seminal stories of Genesis through the intertwined lives of two American families. The result is a purely American saga set in Steinbeck's own childhood home, the Salinas Valley of northern California.
This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in DEATH!
It is 1913. Elsa Pendleton travels from England to Easter Island with her husband, an anthropologist sent by the Royal Geographical Society to study the colossal moai statues, and her younger sister. What begins as familial duty for Elsa becomes a grand adventure; on Easter Island she discovers her true calling.
Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. When a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh's lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site --- and plunder it. But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it...and with their lives?
A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution’s complex and contested involvement in slavery --- setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown’s troubling past was far from unique. In EBONY AND IVY, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery and the American academy.
Julie Martin's life is crumbling before her eyes. Bill collectors are constantly harassing her, she barely has enough money to feed herself, let alone her dog, and she's wracked with guilt over the mental debilitation of her sister. Then her life changes even more when a strange metal rains down from the sky and clings tightly to her skin.
A great-granddaughter of a Titanic survivor, Kelsey Tate turns to Cole Thorton and is strengthened by his love and her childhood faith after her boss is murdered and her own life is threatened. Kelsey must race the clock to protect her family legacy, her livelihood and her future.
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