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A power outage leaves Mia Harmon stuck alone in the dark with no source of light except her cell phone. Frightened, she heads to a neighbor to ask for a light. Tristan, the new guy in 7E, is more than willing to help her out. A bad day turns into a night where Mia ends up getting much more than she bargained for.

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Helmer. And what is in this parcel? Nora [crying out]. No, no! you mustn't see that until this evening. Helmer. Very well. But now tell me, you extravagant little person, what would you like for yourself? Nora. For myself? Oh, I am sure I don't want anything. Helmer. Yes, but you must. Tell me something reasonable that you would particularly like to have. Nora. No, I really can't think of anything--­unless, Torvald-- Helmer. Well? Nora [playing with his coat buttons, and without raising her eyes to his]. If you really want to give me something, you might--­you might-- Helmer. Well, out with it! Nora [speaking quickly]. You might give me money, Torvald. Only just as much as you can afford; and then one of these days I will buy something with it. Helmer. But, Nora-- Nora. Oh, do! dear Torvald; please, please do! Then I will wrap it up in beautiful gilt paper and hang it on the Christmas Tree. Wouldn't that be fun? Helmer. What are little people called that are always wasting money? . . .

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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's bestselling author John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters: Wheelchair-­bound Inez Graney and her two older sons embark on a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit Inez’s youngest son, Raymond—on death row. A hard-­drinking, low-­grossing divorce lawyer fed up with his wife, his life, and the law plans a drastic escape after an unexpected phone call. A quiet, unassuming data collector sets out to bring down a flashy casino owner with his skill at blackjack—as payback for the theft of his wife. A stalker hunts victims in a retirement home, a lawyer confronts a vengeful adversary from the past, and a young man from a prominent family is driven off by scandal and fear—but finds unexpected redemption on the wrong side of the tracks. Often hilarious, frequently . . .

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The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. First published in 1895, it features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories, all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. All of the stories were previously published in magazines in 1894-­5, often under different titles. The book is less well-­known than the original.

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Stories set on the San Francisco Bay of London's youth, including "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates.­"

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International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has spent the last five years gathering spellbinding stories from around the globe. These fifteen brand-­new tales showcase Archer's talent for capturing an unforgettable moment in time, whether tragic, comic, or outrageous.

In India, Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green on the streets of Delhi.

From Germany comes "A Good Eye,­" the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over two hundred years, until...

To the Channel Islands and "Members Only,­" where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker, and a young man's life will never be the same...

To Italy and "No Room at the Inn,­" where a young man who is trying to book a room at a hotel ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she...

To England, where, in "High Heels,­" a woman has to explain to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldn't have gone up in...

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"The Railway Children" are Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, three young children who move to a house near a railway when their father is wrongly accused and falsely imprisoned for selling government secrets to the Russians. The children pass the time by watching the railcars go by and waving to the passengers riding the train. Eventually they meet Perks, the station porter and an old gentleman that may be able to help get their father out of prison.

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