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STEPPENWOLF

by Hermann Hesse

"A stray wolf of the steppes, now part of the herd of city-dwellers - there could be no more compelling way of picturing him, his wary isolation, his wildness, his restlessness, his homelessness and his yearning for home."

ME AND EARL

AND THE DYING GIRL

by Jesse Andrews

A hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at friendship, high school - and death. 'A stonking read, wonderfully rude, filled with enough wit, verve and audacity to power at least twenty novels.' -Phillip Gwynne

LUCY

by Jamaica Kincaid

Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to North America to work as an au pair.
“A furious, broken-hearted gem . . . Part of the richness of this story is the way ... Lucy struggles [with] the connections between those of us who have too much and those who will never have enough." -

SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR
Short Stories for English Language Learners
by J.R.R. Tolkien

The last of Tolkien’s fiction to be published in his lifetime, this is a haunting tale about a boy who unwittingly swallows a faery star . . .


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'Wasteland of the Free'

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