River Readers

  • The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky

    Leda is a girl who knows what she wants and who she is—or at least believes she does. When we meet her as a college student in Boston—confident, intelligent, independent—she’s hopeful that a flirty chat with a cute boy reading a book in a café will lead to romance. They have a fleetingly awkward conversation that dwindles into little more than mortifying embarrassment, but the encounter does leave her one positive, and ultimately transformative, thought: Leda decides she wants to read Noam Chomsky. So she promptly buys a book and never—ever—reads it.

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  • The Hogfather

    Susan had never hung up a stocking . She'd never put a tooth under her pillow in the serious expectation that a dentally inclined fairy would turn up. It wasn't that her parents didn't believe in such things. They didn't need to believe in them. They know they existed. They just wished they didn't.

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  • You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education

    Parents everywhere are deeply concerned about the education of their children, especially now, when education has become a minefield of politics and controversy. One of the world's most influential educators, Robinson has had countless conversations with parents about the dilemmas they face. As a parent, what should you look for in your children's education? How can you tell if their school is right for them and what can you do if it isn't?

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  • The War Outside

    Margo is a young German-American girl who finds herself at the Crystal City family internment camp during World War II due. This camp is for those people deemed "enemies of the state". Her father was lured into attending a Nazi-sympathizer gathering and while only her father was arrested, her family decided to join him so they could be together.
    Haruko was in the Japanese section of the camp. Her father was also accused of "enemy" behavior.

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  • Illegal

    Illegal is a graphic novel the tells the story of Ebo, a migrant from Niger, and his experiences trying to get to Europe as a refugee.

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  • Christmas Magic: Short Stories from Award-Winning Fantasy Writers

    With any anthology you will have hits and misses. The best was Nina Kiriki Hoffman's "LaZelle Family Christmas". For me this was the only one that had the feel of Christmas Spirit. Each LaZelle family member, both magically gifted and normal pitches in with their unique talents to prepare for Christmas, and in the process each one grows a little. One misogynist story that I hated had a woman being sexually harrassed by this greasy character and she ended up trapped with him - Yeah - Merry Christmas - Yuck. "The Nutcracker Coup" by Janet Kagan was one of the better stories.

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  • Property of the Rebel Librarian

    June Harper loves books and is devastated when her parents and school go full dictatorship and start banning books. The librarian is dismissed, the library is emptied and the students will get punished if found with books. June's books are also confiscated at home even though she has already read them all. June is inspired by a little free library in her neighborhood and starts her own library in an empty locker at school. Soon half of the students are borrowing books from her. The other half are part of a student anti-reading group.

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  • Celtic Visions: seership, omens and dreams of the otherworld

    Through prayers, chants, and practical exercises, Celtic Visions teaches readers how to tap into their inner spiritual power, enabling them to experience heightened perception and open portals to other realms of existence. Drawn from ancient Gaelic and Welsh sources, this visionary guide reveals the truth behind the prophetic visions of the druids and seers. It explains their methods for communicating with the Otherworld through omens and fairy lore and explores the Celtic gift of “second sight”--the ability to perceive both the visible and the invisible aspects of reality.

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  • The Narcissist Next Door

    From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. 

    The odds are good that you know a narcissist—probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate—the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn’t last.

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  • Children with Visual Impairments: a parents' guide

    Useful for parents of children with visual impairment, this second edition offers families information and advice on everything from diagnosis to educational technology, daily living to mobility, and emotional coping to literacy.


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  • The Banker's Wife

    The only thing worse than finding out that your husband is dead, is discovering the secrets he left behind.

    Annabel's seemingly perfect ex-patriate life in Geneva is shattered when her banker husband Matthew's plane crashes in the Alps. When Annabel finds clues that his death may not be all it seems, she puts herself in the crosshairs of powerful enemies and questions whether she really knew her husband at all.

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  • Target Alex Cross


    A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. None feel the loss of a President more keenly than Alex Cross, who has devoted his life to the public good. 


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  • Tear Me Apart

    The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to Me, J.T. Ellison’s Tear Me Apart is the powerful story of a mother willing to do anything to protect her daughter even as their carefully constructed world unravels around them.

    One moment will change their lives forever…

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  • A Christmas by the sea

    When Wendy Harper inherits her family's beach side cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But the neglected property needs renovation before it can be sold, so Wendy and her young son Jackson move in to fix the place up. Soon the town-- and local craftsman Caleb Colton-- make it difficult for Wendy to resist their charms.

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