Where Things Come Back
Just when seventeen-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands
everything about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town, it all
disappears. . . .
In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are
being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light
crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota--and
hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he
discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent
hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life:
Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a
beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life. . .
"Can Cameron find what he's looking for?"
All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school--and
life in general--with a minimum of effort. It's not a lot to ask.
But that's before he's given some bad news: he's sick and he's
going to die. Which totally sucks.
In this absorbing new novel by the award-winning author of
"Saving Francesca," nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to
more questions as Taylor Markham tries to put together the pieces
of her past.
The White Darkness
I have been in love with Titus Oates for quite a while
now--which is ridiculous, since he's been dead for ninety years.
But look at it this way. In ninety years I'll be dead, too, and the
age difference won't matter.
American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently
unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood
with his family only to discover that he's the only
Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey
King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and
Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese
stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly
visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected
twist in this action-packed modern fable.