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The book of two ways : a novel /
By Picoult, Jodi,
Includes bibliographical references."After my son Kyle Ferriera van Leer declared his major in Egyptology at Yale in 2010, he mentioned the Book of Two Ways in passing. Without knowing a thing about it, I said, "That's a great title for a novel." It was only after he began to explain what it actually was that I realized what I needed to write about - the construct of time, and love, and life, and death"--Dawn Edelstein is on a plane when she is told to prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband but of a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong. Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, their beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula. But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a career Dawn once studied for but was forced to abandon. The airline ensures that the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers offers transportation to wherever they want to go. The obvious destination is to fly home, but she could take another path: return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history. As the story unfolds, Dawn's two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried with them.--Adapted from publisher description.

Incendiary /
By Córdova, Zoraida,
"Renata was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucía. As a memory thief, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata was used by the crown to carry out the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people. Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown. The Whispers may have rescued Renata years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred--or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she drained during her time in the palace. When Dez, the commander of her unit--and the boy she's grown to love--is taken captive by the notorious Príncipe Dorado, Renata must return to Andalucía and complete Dez's top secret mission herself. Can she keep her cover, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it. But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the fate of the entire kingdom--and end the war that has cost her everything."--Jacket.

All these monsters /
By Tintera, Amy,
"Seventeen-year-old Clara runs away from home to join a vigilante monster-flghting squad, only to discover that sometimes the most dangerous monsters are where you least expect them." --

Total power : a Mitch Rapp novel /
By Flynn, Vince,
"In Flynn/Mills's Total Power, CIA counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp and his team capture ISIS's top technology expert but fail to stop ISIS from blowing out America's entire power grid, and now they must find the ISIS agents who did it or the country will be in the dark for a long time coming."When an ISIS plot devastates America's power grid, Mitch Rapp and his CIA team race to find the responsible cyberterrorists to prevent the nation from succumbing to total collapse.

Found /
By Cast, P. C.,
Fog rolls into Tulsa, and with it comes Darkness. Zoey knows something is up, and that the something involves Neferet, but Neferet can't possibly be freed, right? Other Neferet and her companion, Lynette, arrive in Woodward Park to set this world's Neferet free from her grotto prison. Other Kevin and Other Stark are hot on their trail. But traveling to this world means invoking Old Magick-- and paying a costly, perhaps deadly, price. -- adapted from jacket

To sleep in a sea of stars /
By Paolini, Christopher,
A space voyager living her dream of exploring new worlds lands on a distant planet ripe for colonization before her discovery of a mysterious relic transforms her life and threatens the entire human race.During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira Navárez finds an alien relic. At first delighted, her elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact is not at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human. Now Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation-- and Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope.-- adapted from jacket

Gods & gangsters : an Illuminati novel /
By SLMN
"The son of a hustler, ... Power has followed in his family's footsteps and made a name for himself as one of the most respected hustlers on the streets of [Queensboro]. Along with his best friend and partner Kane, [he] create a super group that sets out to take the streets and hip-hop world by storm. But soon Power finds himself in the middle of a love triangle gone wrong with a label owner and his lead singer Egypt, which threatens the freedom and livelihood of everyone involved"--Back cover.

Luster /
By Leilani, Raven,
"Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties--sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in and out of her admin job, making a series of inappropriate sexual choices. She is also haltingly, fitfully giving heat and air to the art that simmers inside her. And then she meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage--with rules. As if navigating the constantly shifting landscapes of contemporary sexual manners and racial politics weren't hard enough, Edie finds herself unemployed and invited into Eric's home--though not by Eric. She becomes a hesitant ally to his wife and a de facto role model to his adopted daughter. Edie may be the only Black woman young Akila knows. Luster is a portrait of a young woman trying to make sense of her life--her hunger, her anger--in a tumultuous era. It is also a description of how hard it is to believe in your own talent, and the unexpected influences that bring us into ourselves along the way."--Provided by publisher.

The Lumberjanes BEASTiary : the most amazing guide to all the coolest creatures you've ever heard of and a few you haven't /
By Tamaki, Mariko,
"Over the years, there have been countless magical creatures spotted at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types: mermaids, moon mice, griffins, Cloudies-you name it, the campers have seen it! But there's only one group of Lumberjanes equipped to catalog all the strange happenings at the camp: Roanoke cabin. Jo, April, Molly, Mal, Ripley, and Barney are working to earn their BEAST trophy, which is an epic project to collect all the knowledge they have about these magical creatures. Each camper will contribute their own chapters to compile an epic magical bestiary for all fans of the novels and the hit graphic novels."--

The giver /
By Lowry, Lois,
Newbery Medal, 1994.Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.