Today’s Book

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers

From the author of The Circle—the inspiration for the major motion picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks! “Exhilarating…Profoundly moving, occasionally angry, and often hilarious…A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly” (The New York Times Book Review). A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut ...    Read More >


 

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First Line

The forest had claws and teeth.

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“Let’s hex ’um.”

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They'd driven all the way to Mr. Styles's house before Anna realized her father was nervous.

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There's something moving inside the walls of my body.

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Tonight... Dr. Aaron Pennington will draw his final breath.

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My curse preceded me into the squad room.

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It was a long drive and Eve cried most of the way home, because the big day hadn't gone the way she'd hoped, not that big days ever did.

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On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky.

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This summer I stayed a district away from home at my favourite uncle's house.

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