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The Very Marrow Of Our Bones by Christine Higdon

Title The Very Marrow of Our Bones
Author Christine Higdon
Publisher ECW Press
Release Date 2018-04-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 488
ISBN 9781773051857
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Defiance, faith, and triumph in a heartrending novel about daughters and mothers On a miserable November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears nothing. Ten-year-old Lulu Parsons discovers something, though: a milk-stained note her mother, Bette, left for her father on the kitchen table. Wally, it says, I will not live in a tarpaper shack for the rest of my life . . . Lulu tells no one, and months later she buries the note in the woods. At the age of ten, she starts running — and forgetting — lurching through her unraveled life, using the safety of solitude and detachment until, at fifty, she learns that she is not the only one who carries a secret. Hopeful, lyrical, comedic, and intriguingly and lovingly told, The Very Marrow of Our Bones explores the isolated landscapes and thorny attachments bred by childhood loss and buried secrets.

The Very Marrow Of Our Bones by Christine Higdon

Title The Very Marrow of Our Bones
Author Christine Higdon
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-04-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 488
ISBN 1770414169
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With an evocatively imagined sense of place, The Very Marrow of Our Bones is a remarkable debut novel that explores how childhood loss and dark secrets shape us.

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Title The Marrow Thieves
Author Cherie Dimaline
Publisher Jacaranda Books
Release Date 2019-08
Category Young adult fiction
Total Pages 260
ISBN 1913090019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden-but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves. "Miigwans is a true hero; in him Dimaline creates a character of tremendous emotional depth and tenderness, connecting readers with the complexity and compassion of Indigenous people. A dystopian world that is all too real and that has much to say about our own." Kirkus Reviews

Marrow And Bone by Walter Kempowski

Title Marrow and Bone
Author Walter Kempowski
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date 2020-03-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781681374369
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A moving, darkly funny road trip novel about World War II, returning to one's birthplace, and coming to terms with tragedy. West Germany, 1988, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall: Jonathan Fabrizius, a middle-aged erstwhile journalist, has a comfortable existence in Hamburg, bankrolled by his furniture-manufacturing uncle. He lives with his girlfriend Ulla in a grand, decrepit prewar house that just by chance escaped annihilation by the Allied bombers. One day Jonathan receives a package in the mail from the Santubara Company, a luxury car company, commissioning him to travel in their newest V8 model through the People’s Republic of Poland and to write about the route for a car rally. Little does the company know that their choice location is Jonathan’s birthplace, for Jonathan is a war orphan from former East Prussia, whose mother breathed her last fleeing the Russians and whose father, a Nazi soldier, was killed on the Baltic coast. At first Jonathan has no interest in the job, or in dredging up ancient family history, but as his relationship with Ulla starts to wane, the idea of a return to his birthplace, and the money to be made from the gig, becomes more appealing. What follows is a darkly comic road trip, a queasy misadventure of West German tourists in Communist Poland, and a reckoning that is by turns subtle, satiric, and genuine. Marrow and Bone is an uncomfortably funny and revelatory odyssey by one of the most talented and nuanced writers of postwar Germany.

Marrow by Elizabeth Lesser

Title Marrow
Author Elizabeth Lesser
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2016-09-20
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780062367648
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author of the New York Times bestseller Broken Open returns with a visceral and profound memoir of two sisters who, in the face of a bone marrow transplant—one the donor and one the recipient—begin a quest for acceptance, authenticity, and most of all, love. A mesmerizing and courageous memoir: the story of two sisters uncovering the depth of their love through the life-and-death experience of a bone marrow transplant. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Lesser has sought understanding about what it means to be true to oneself and, at the same time, truly connected to the ones we love. But when her sister Maggie needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, and Lesser learns that she is the perfect match, she faces a far more immediate and complex question about what it really means to love—honestly, generously, and authentically. Hoping to give Maggie the best chance possible for a successful transplant, the sisters dig deep into the marrow of their relationship to clear a path to unconditional acceptance. They leave the bone marrow transplant up to the doctors, but take on what Lesser calls a "soul marrow transplant," examining their family history, having difficult conversations, examining old assumptions, and offering forgiveness until all that is left is love for each other’s true selves. Their process—before, during, and after the transplant—encourages them to take risks of authenticity in other aspects their lives. But life does not follow the storylines we plan for it. Maggie’s body is ultimately too weak to fight the relentless illness. As she and Lesser prepare for the inevitable, they grow ever closer as their shared blood cells become a symbol of the enduring bond they share. Told with suspense and humor, Marrow is joyous and heartbreaking, incandescent and profound. The story reveals how even our most difficult experiences can offer unexpected spiritual growth. Reflecting on the multifaceted nature of love—love of other, love of self, love of the world—Marrow is an unflinching and beautiful memoir about getting to the very center of ourselves.

Red At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Title Red at the Bone
Author Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2019-09-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780525535294
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR "A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic "An exquisite tale of family legacy….The power and poetry of Woodson’s writing conjures up Toni Morrison." – People "In less than 200 sparsely filled pages, this book manages to encompass issues of class, education, ambition, racial prejudice, sexual desire and orientation, identity, mother-daughter relationships, parenthood and loss….With Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson has indeed risen — even further into the ranks of great literature." – NPR "This poignant tale of choices and their aftermath, history and legacy, will resonate with mothers and daughters." –Tayari Jones, bestselling author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, in O Magazine An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place. Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives--even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.

Written In Bone by Sue Black

Title Written in Bone
Author Sue Black
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2021-06-01
Category True Crime
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781951627942
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of All That Remains, a tour through the human skeleton and the secrets our bones reveal. Longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association ALCS Gold Dagger for Nonfiction. In her memoir All That Remains, internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist Dame Sue Black recounted her life lived eye to eye with the Grim Reaper. During the course of it, she offered a primer on the basics of identifying human remains, plenty of insights into the fascinating processes of death, and a sober, compassionate understanding of its inescapable presence in our existence, all leavened with her wicked sense of humor. In her new book, Sue Black builds on the first, taking us on a guided tour of the human skeleton and explaining how each person's life history is revealed in their bones, which she calls "the last sentinels of our mortal life to bear witness to the way we lived it." Her narrative follows the skeleton from the top of the skull to the small bones in the foot. Each step of the journey includes an explanation of the biology—how the bone is formed in a person's development, how it changes as we age, the secrets it may hold—and is illustrated with anecdotes from the author's career helping solve crimes and identifying human remains, whether recent or historical. Written in Bone is full of entertaining stories that read like scenes from a true-life CSI drama, infused with humor and no-nonsense practicality about the realities of corpses and death.

Bones Inside And Out by Roy A. Meals

Title Bones Inside and Out
Author Roy A. Meals
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2020-10-20
Category Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781324005339
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture. Human bone is versatile and entirely unique: it repairs itself without scarring, it’s lightweight but responds to stresses, and it’s durable enough to survive for millennia. In Bones, orthopedic surgeon Roy A. Meals explores and extols this amazing material that both supports and records vertebrate life. Inside the body, bone proves itself the world’s best building material. Meals examines the biological makeup of bones; demystifies how they grow, break, and heal; and compares the particulars of human bone to variations throughout the animal kingdom. In engaging and clear prose, he debunks familiar myths—humans don’t have exactly 206 bones—and illustrates common bone diseases, like osteoporosis and arthritis, and their treatments. Along the way, he highlights the medical innovations—from the first X-rays to advanced operative techniques—that enhance our lives and introduces the giants of orthopedic surgery who developed them. After it has supported vertebrate life, bone reveals itself in surprising ways—sometimes hundreds of millions of years later. With enthusiasm and humor, Meals investigates the diverse roles bone has played in human culture throughout history. He highlights allusions to bone in religion and literature, from Adam’s rib to Hamlet’s skull, and uncovers its enduring presence as fossils, technological tools, and musical instruments ranging from the Tibetan thighbone kangling horn to everyday drumsticks. From the dawn of civilization through to the present day, humankind has repurposed bone to serve and protect, and even to teach, amuse, and inspire. Approachable and entertaining, Bones richly illuminates our bodies’ essential framework.

The Skeleton Book by Robert Winston

Title The Skeleton Book
Author Robert Winston
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2016-09-13
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 72
ISBN 9781465459022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Did you know human bones are eight times stronger than concrete? Or that both humans and giraffes have seven vertebrae in their necks? You will learn about these amazing human body facts and much more in this fascinating book for children. Packed with amazing 3D computer images highlighted in different colors, The Skeleton Book allows children to explore every bone and joint in the human body in minute detail. Take a look at the spongy inside and tough exterior of the bone structure. Learn about the longest bone in the body and see how bones grow with age. Find out how millions of years of evolution has helped the human body to perform so many tasks with precision. Become a fossil detective and see how archaeologists study and reconstruct ancient skeletons. Explore the future with bionic skeletons and 3D printed bones. With an embossed cover and a pull out five-foot skeleton poster inside the book, The Skeleton Book gives perspective for kids to study a life-size version of the human skeleton.

No Good Asking by Fran Kimmel

Title No Good Asking
Author Fran Kimmel
Publisher ECW Press
Release Date 2018-10-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781773052625
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A profoundly moving exploration of our capacity to heal one another. Ellie and Eric Nyland have moved their two sons back to Eric’s childhood farmhouse, hoping for a fresh start. But there’s no denying it, their family is falling apart, each one of them isolated by private sorrows, stresses, and missed signals. With every passing day, Ellie’s hopes are buried deeper in the harsh winter snows. When Eric finds Hannah Finch, the girl across the road, wandering alone in the bitter cold, his rusty police instincts kick in, and he soon discovers there are bad things happening in the girl’s house. With nowhere else to send her, the Nylands reluctantly agree to let Hannah stay with them until she can find a new home after the Christmas holidays. But Hannah proves to be more balm than burden, and the Nylands discover that the only thing harder than taking Hannah in may be letting her go.

Marrow by Preston Norton

Title Marrow
Author Preston Norton
Publisher Workman Publishing
Release Date 2016-07-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 308
ISBN 9781944452391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Young Adult 2016 Utah Book Award Winner Marrow is a fourteen-year-old prodigy at FIST (Fantom Institute for Superheroes-in-Training). With a perfect score on his finals, the ability to smash through walls, and leaps that can launch him over a city block, the Sidekick Internship Program is bound to place him with a top-notch superhero mentor for the summer. But when a series of disastrous events lands Marrow on academic probation, he is forced to team up with Flex--a drunk, hippie, bum with the power of elasticity. The two Supers' powers and personalities clash as they are forced to overcome their differences to prevent the return of Cosmo City's most notorious foe, a supervillain so powerful, no one will survive the cataclysm he is sure to unleash. "If you can't get enough of superhero and comic book movies, read Marrow now! It's like stuffing an action movie into your head. The twists will surprise you." - Adam Glendon Sidwell, Bestselling Author of CHUM and EVERTASTER. "Fans of comics, superheroes, and stories with twist after twist will love Marrow. It's filled with nods and homages to classic heroes, yet still manages to put a unique stamp on the genre." - Jacob Gowans, Bestselling Author of the PSION BETA Series.

The Secret Life Of Bones by Brian Switek

Title The Secret Life of Bones
Author Brian Switek
Publisher Prelude Books
Release Date 2019-08-08
Category Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780715653807
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In The Secret Life of Bones, Brian Switek frames the history of our species through the importance of bone from instruments and jewellery, to objects of worship and conquest from the origins of religion through the genesis of science up to today.

Title Blood and Bone Marrow Pathology
Author Anja Porwit
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Release Date 2011
Category Medical
Total Pages 708
ISBN 070203147X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Already a standard reference work in the field, the new edition of Blood and Bone Marrow Pathology incorporates the latest WHO classification schemes and the latest ancillary diagnostic techniques in immunohistochemistry and molecular biology in order to provide a comprehensive, well balanced and authoritative guide to the interpretation and diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of blood and bone marrow. The text is lavishly illustrated with high quality colour images that demonstrate the relevant pathological,features and immunohistochemical and molecular markers. The text features a well-organized approach that incorporates practical tips and clues to help avoid pitfalls and to ensure optimal diagnosis The book is lavishly illustrated with high quality color images that demonstrate the relevant pathological features and immunohistochemical and molecular markers. The text features a well-organized approach that incorporates practical tips and clues to help avoid pitfalls and to ensure optimal diagnosis. Chapters have been totally rewritten and new chapters have been added, especially on myeloid malignancies. The chapters on hematological malignancies have been written so that the reader can apply the latest WHO Classifications in their routine daily practice (especially the 2008 WHO Classification of Tumors of Hemopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues) All chapters have been revised to include new aspects of molecular biology and flow cytometry diagnostics. Many new schematic diagrams and color illustrations have been added to illustrate blood and bone marrow pathology. Access the full text online and download images via Expert Consult. Chapters have been totally rewritten and some new chapters have been added especially on myeloid malignancies, in line with the WHO 2008 Classification All chapters have been revised to include new aspects of molecular biology and updated concerning flow cytometry diagnostics Greater emphasis on practical diagnostic aspects for all disorders Brand new editorial and contributing author team. Full Online text through Expert Consult. Full downloadable Image Bank Already a standard reference work in the field, the new edition of Blood and Bone Marrow Pathology incorporates the latest WHO classification schemes and the latest ancillary diagnostic techniques in immunohistochemistry and molecular biology in order to provide a comprehensive, well balanced and authoritative guide to the interpretation and diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of blood and bone marrow. The text is lavishly illustrated with high quality colour images that demonstrate the relevant pathological,features and immunohistochemical and molecular markers. The text features a well-organized approach that incorporates practical tips and clues to help avoid pitfalls and to ensure optimal diagnosis

The Bone Mother by David Demchuk

Title The Bone Mother
Author David Demchuk
Publisher ChiZine Publications
Release Date 2017-06-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 242
ISBN 9781771484220
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award: “Beautiful and brutal nightmares . . . made all the more terrifying by the history in which they’re grounded.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Three neighboring villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border are the final refuge for the last of the mythical creatures of Eastern Europe. Now, on the eve of the war that may eradicate their kind—and with the ruthless Night Police descending upon their sanctuary—they tell their stories and confront their destinies. The Rusalka, the beautiful, vengeful water spirit who lives in lakes and ponds and lures men and children to their deaths. The Vovkulaka, who changes from her human form into that of a wolf and hides with her kind deep in the densest forests. The Strigoi, a revenant who feasts on blood and twists the minds of those who love, serve, and shelter him. The Drevniye, an apparition that impersonates its victim and draws him into a web of evil in order to free itself. And the Bone Mother, a skeletal crone with iron teeth who lurks in her house in the heart of the woods, and cooks and eats those who fail her vexing challenges. Eerie and unsettling like the best fairy tales, these incisor-sharp portraits of ghosts, witches, sirens, and seers—and the mortals who live at their side and in their thrall—will chill your marrow and tear at your heart. “A fable filled with mythical creatures ranging from werewolves to witches . . . set, in part, among the villages of eastern Europe on the eve of the Second World War.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto) “Extraordinary . . . A dark and shining mosaic of a story with unforgettable imagery and elegant, evocative prose.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Longlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award Longlisted for the 2018 Toronto Book Awards

Kindred by Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Title Kindred
Author Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2020-08-20
Category Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781472937483
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox 'Important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity.' Yuval Noah Harari Kindred is the definitive guide to the Neanderthals. Since their discovery more than 160 years ago, Neanderthals have metamorphosed from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins.Rebecca Wragg Sykes uses her experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research to share our new understanding of Neanderthals, shoving aside clichés of rag-clad brutes in an icy wasteland. She reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable. Above all, they were successful survivors for more than 300,000 years, during times of massive climatic upheaval. Much of what defines us was also in Neanderthals, and their DNA is still inside us. Planning, co-operation, altruism, craftsmanship, aesthetic sense, imagination, perhaps even a desire for transcendence beyond mortality. Kindred does for Neanderthals what Sapiens did for us, revealing a deeper, more nuanced story where humanity itself is our ancient, shared inheritance.

Bone Research Protocols by Miep H. Helfrich

Title Bone Research Protocols
Author Miep H. Helfrich
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2003
Category Medical
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9781592593668
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of the latest laboratory techniques for the study of bone and bone tissue. Described in step-by-step detail, these readily reproducible methods cover such topics as the isolation and culture of bone cells, the preparation of bone tissue for histological and ultrastructural analysis, methods for the measurement of bone strength and for mechanical studies, and how to use digital imaging techniques in the analysis of bone.

Bones by Jennifer McLagan

Title Bones
Author Jennifer McLagan
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2010-12-21
Category Cooking
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780062039613
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Top food stylist and food writer Jennifer McLagan has a bone to pick: too often, people opt for boneless chicken breasts, fish fillets, and cutlets, when good cooks know that anything cooked on the bone has more flavor -- from chicken or spareribs to a rib roast or a whole fish. In Bones, Jennifer offers a collection of recipes for cooking beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, and game on their bones. Chicken, steak, and fish all taste better when cooked on the bone, but we've sacrificed flavor for speed and convenience, forgetting how bones can enhance the taste, texture, and presentation of good food -- think of rack of lamb, T-bone steak, chicken noodle soup, and baked ham. In her simple, bare-bones style, Jennifer teaches home cooks the secrets to cooking with bones. Each chapter of Bones includes stocks, soups, ribs, legs, and extremities (except for whole fish -- they don't have any). Many of the recipes are simple, with the inherent flavors of the bones doing most of the work. There are traditional, elegant dishes, such as Roasted Marrow Bones with Parsley Salad, Olive-Crusted Lamb Racks, and Crown Roast of Pork, as well as new takes on homestyle favorites, such as Maple Tomato Glazed Ribs, Coconut Chicken Curry, and Halibut Steaks with Orange Cream Sauce. Stunning, full-color photographs of dishes like Rabbit in Saffron Sauce with Spring Vegetables; Grilled Quail with Sage Butter; and Duck Legs with Cumin, Turnips, and Green Olives are sure to inspire. In addition to the recipes, Bones includes a wealth of information on a wide range of bone-related topics, including the differences among cuts of meat, as well as the history and lore of bones.

Marrow by Tarryn Fisher

Title Marrow
Author Tarryn Fisher
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015-04-17
Category
Total Pages 294
ISBN 1511682760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the Bone there is a house.In the house there is a girl.In the girl there is a darkness.Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn't spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It's not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When neighborhood girl, seven-year-old Neveah Anthony, goes missing, Judah sets out to help Margo uncover what happened to her.What Margo finds changes her, and with a new perspective on life, she's determined to find evil and punish it-targeting rapists and child molesters, one by one.But hunting evil is dangerous, and Margo risks losing everything, including her own soul.

The Clay Girl by Tucker, Heather

Title The Clay Girl
Author Tucker, Heather
Publisher ECW Press
Release Date 2016-10-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781770909175
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A stunning and lyrical debut novel Vincent Appleton smiles at his daughters, raises a gun, and blows off his head. For the Appleton sisters, life had unravelled many times before. This time it explodes. Eight-year-old Hariet, known to all as Ari, is dispatched to Cape Breton and her Aunt Mary, who is purported to eat little girls. But Mary and her partner, Nia, offer an unexpected refuge to Ari and her steadfast companion, Jasper, an imaginary seahorse. Yet the respite does not last, and Ari is torn from her aunts and forced back to her twisted mother and fractured sisters. Her new stepfather, Len, and his family offer hope, but as Ari grows to adore them, sheÍs severed violently from them too, when her mother moves in with the brutal Dick Irwin. Through the sexual revolution and drug culture of the 1960s, Ari struggles with her fatherÍs legacy and her motherÍs addictions, testing limits with substances that numb and men who show her kindness. Ari spins through a chaotic decade of loss and love, the devilish and divine, with wit, tenacity, and the astonishing balance unique to seahorses. The Clay Girl is a beautiful tour de force about a child sculpted by kindness, cruelty, and the extraordinary power of imagination, and her families „ the one sheÍs born in to and the one she creates.

Marrow Charm by Kristin Jacques

Title Marrow Charm
Author Kristin Jacques
Publisher The Parliament House
Release Date 2019-10-01
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 370
ISBN 9781953539328
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Watty Award-Winning Novel "Jacques delivers a poignant read with dark themes in Marrow Charm which brings to life stunning descriptions, a terrifying world, and fairytale elements woven into the journey of a girl and a wolf in a fight to save her brother." - Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Azure Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic. One where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above. Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities. A sickness that doesn't merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twisted by magic into something dark, dangerous, and powerful. But when Azzy's brother, Armin, is infected and cast out into the Above, she sets out after him, determined to be there for him no matter what he becomes. The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was led to believe. Her search for Armin leads her to Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. Azzy must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world, brave the perils of the Above, and reach Armin before his new power is used to open the Gate once more.