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Not every child who needs them finds the doors, but those that do are asked to “Be Sure” of their choice to walk through. And when these chosen children are inevitably thrust back into their own mundane reality, they have to learn to cope with the disappointment. Enter Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, a haven for those who miss their magical worlds fiercely and hope they will someday return. A perfect book for anyone who has ever wondered how Alice coped after leaving Wonderland or feels like Susan Pevensie deserved better.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780765385505
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Published: Tordotcom - April 5th, 2016

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Mary Roach is an expert in demystifying taboos and, in Stiff, the first of her seven popular science books, she pulls back the operating room curtain on what happens to our bodies after we die. With chapters covering everything from extremely realistic crash-test dummies to beating-heart cadavers (exactly what it sounds like), this book is a journey through our ingrained discomfort with death and a survey of the practical, emotional, and medical considerations that surround the disposal and preservation of human remains.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780393324822
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2004

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For those attempting to tackle Pratchett’s enormous Discworld oeuvre who are unsure where to begin, try Small Gods! It follows Brutha, the slow but well-meaning Chosen One of the Great God Om, on a mission to prevent a holy war between the rigid theocracy of Omnia and its laid-back philosophical neighbor, Ephebe. The least of Brutha’s problems is that Om is trapped in the body of a tortoise and can’t persuade anyone to do as he says. Beloved by die-hard fans and casual readers alike, the novel takes on religion, ethics, and belief in Pratchett’s classic irreverent style.  

Small Gods: A Novel of Discworld Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062237378
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Published: Harper - October 29th, 2013

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