Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid
All The Little Foxes by Karen Elizabeth Russell
DRUMS OF WAR: A Dystopian Thriller Series (Broken Patriot Book 1) by Timothy W. Long
Skyline Severant (The Consilience War Book 3) by Ben Sheffield
The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations by Cory Doctorow

Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid

As featured in the Skimm, on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Fresh Air, PBS Newshour, the cover of the New York Times Book Review, and more, an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands.
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .
Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

All The Little Foxes by Karen Elizabeth Russell

Can anything ever come between true friendship? Look out world, a new group of memorable and fun loving characters have just entered the scene. Edgar and Jules are two fox cubs who are self-proclaimed best friends for life. Each fox has always been there for the other, through thick and thin. The foxes are growing up fast, and are entering into the fifth grade this year – with each one believing nothing can change this friendship, and everything will always stay the same. Enter the new kid in town – who happens to be – of all things – a girl! Fifi comes to town which brings on a whole new set of trials and tribulations. Not only for the entire class – who has never -ever had a brand new student come to town, but for Edgar and Jules as well. Can the friendship between this dynamic duo remain the same with all of the changes that are about to take place – or will this be the year that changes their lives forever?

DRUMS OF WAR: A Dystopian Thriller Series (Broken Patriot Book 1) by Timothy W. Long

Ripped straight from the headlines! A country in chaos. A government obsessed with power. A series of coordinated attacks on the largest cities in America. Bradley Adams, a former Army veteran, and prepper, is swept up in a web of lies following a politically motivated work place shooting. When martial law is declared, his life descends into a series of nightmares from which there may be no escape. This is the story of a man dedicated to defending his family, his home, and his country. “Timothy W. Long injects a stark degree of realism into everything he writes. His horror is more horrific, his heroics more heroic, I love reading his stuff.” –Peter Clines, bestselling author of the Ex-Heroes series, 14, and The Fold “Reading Timothy W. Long is like being in a knife fight that doesn’t end until the last page.” –Nicholas Sansbury Smith, bestselling author of The Extinction Cycle

Skyline Severant (The Consilience War Book 3) by Ben Sheffield

The planet Caitanya-9 has been destroyed, leaving behind only mysteries. Sarkoth Amnon has disappeared, and the solar system is in the grip of civil war. Andrei Kazmer has returned himself to custody, and has submitted himself to medical study. Long-suppressed secrets are beginning to stir. Caitanya-9’s handful of survivors now walk the Terrus and ride the starlanes, trying to find anyone who will believe their tales and hear their warnings. In a universe of inhumanity, they are beginning to realise that Caitanya-9 might never have been needed to end the human race.

The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations by Cory Doctorow

Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar-system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander…and when that happens, it casually spams Earth’s networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there’s always someone who’ll take a bite from the forbidden apple. So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth’s anthill, there’s Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors.

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