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House of Shadows
Nicola Cornick
Paperback | Oct 2017
in store $19.99
Seven Fallen Feathers
Tanya Talaga
Paperback | Sep 2017
in store $22.95
The Alice Network
Kate Quinn
Paperback | Jun 2017
in store $21.00
All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
Paperback | Nov 2014
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The Child Finder
Rene Denfeld
Paperback | Sep 2017
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The Child
Fiona Barton
Paperback | Jun 2017
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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy
Hardcover | Jun 2017
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A Shimmer of Hummingbirds
Steve Burrows
Paperback | Mar 2017
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The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah
Paperback | Apr 2017
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Wonder
R J Palacio
Hardcover | Feb 2012
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From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.

It is an ordinary Tuesday morning in April when bored, lonely Charlie Fisher witnesses something incredible. Right before his eyes, in a busy square in Marseille, a group of pickpockets pulls off an amazing robbery. As the young bandits appear to melt into the crowd, Charlie realizes with a start that he himself was one of their marks.

Yet Charlie is less alarmed than intrigued. This is the most thrilling thing that’s happened to him since he came to France with his father, an American diplomat. So instead of reporting the thieves, Charlie defends one of their cannons, Amir, to the police, under one condition: he teach Charlie the tricks of the trade.

What starts off as a lesson on pinches, kicks, and chumps soon turns into an invitation for Charlie to join the secret world of the whiz mob, an international band of child thieves who trained at the mysterious School of Seven Bells. The whiz mob are independent and incredibly skilled and make their own way in the world—they are everything Charlie yearns to be. But what at first seemed like a (relatively) harmless new pastime draws him into a dangerous adventure with global stakes greater than he could have ever imagined.


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