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by Madeleine L’Engle
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Ultima, one who cures with magic, comes to Antonio’s New Mexico family when he is six years old; she helps him discover himself in the magic of the pagan past.
by Agatha Christie
Ten strangers, each with a secret, are gathered on an island by a mysterious host. One by one, they die, and before the weekend is out, there will be none.
by Emily X.R. Pan
After her mother's suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.
by E B White
When he discovers that he is destined to be someone's dinner, Wilbur the pig is desolate until his spider friend Charlotte decides to help him.
by F Scott Fitzgerald
Gatsby---young, handsome, and rich---always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting. An obsession that can never be fulfilled soon will force his world to unravel.
by Anjali Sachdeva
A haunting, diverse debut story collection that explores the isolation we experience in the face of the mysterious, often dangerous forces that shape our lives.View on CountyCat
by L M Montgomery
In small town, post-World War Oregon, twenty-one 6th grade girls recount the story of an annual softball game, during which one girl's bigotry comes to the surface.
by Jhumpa Lahiri
In nine stories imbued with the sensual details of Indian culture, Lahiri charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations.
by Lemony Snicket
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other; their distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to get their fortune.