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My Sister the Serial Killer

Megan Abbott

eBook
Horror, Humor

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This wicked funny novel is for when one is perhaps more inclined to escapist horror comedy rather than nail biting thriller. -Frannie

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Aimless love : new and selected poems

Billy Collins

eBOOK
Poetry, Humor

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Called "the most popular poet in America" by the New York Times and the US Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003 Billy Collins is a true national treasure. If all that loftiness isn't recommendation enough, honestly I just appreciate Collins' humor. There are no "Ode on a Grecian Urn" or "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" here, but instead delightful diversions of language. These poems are great to read a few over breakfast, when you can't focus while you're attempting to work from home, or just chill at the end of the day. -Frannie

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An elderly lady is up to no good

Helene Tursten

eBOOK
Mystery, Humor, Short Story

Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and... no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss investigations, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home. Ever since her darling father's untimely death when she was only eighteen, Maud has lived in the family's spacious apartment in downtown Gothenburg rent-free, thanks to a minor clause in a hastily negotiated contract. That was how Maud learned that good things can come from tragedy. Now in her late eighties, Maud contents herself with traveling the world and surfing the net from the comfort of her father's ancient armchair. It's a solitary existence, and she likes it that way. Over the course of her adventures--or misadventures--this little bold lady will handle a crisis with a local celebrity who has her eyes on Maud's apartment, foil the engagement of her long-ago lover, and dispose of some pesky neighbors. But when the local authorities are called to investigate a dead body found in Maud's apartment, will Maud finally become a suspect?

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Essentially a collection of short stories this is a fascinating and occasionally macabre character study of an elderly Swedish lady. It also really captures Scandinavian city life. -Frannie

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Diary of a wimpy kid : wrecking ball

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

When an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley's family a chance to make big changes to their house, they soon discover that renovations may not be worth the effort.

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Diary of a wimpy kid : the meltdown

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

When snow closes Greg Heffley's middle school, he and his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, face a fight for survival as warring gangs turn the neighborhood into a wintry battlefield.

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Diary of a wimpy kid : the getaway

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venemous creatures all threaten their vacation.

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Diary of a wimpy kid : double down

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Greg Heffley's mom wants him to take a break from video games while Halloween approaches and he comes up with an idea to make a movie.

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Diary of a wimpy kid : old school

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

Greg Heffley's town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free, but modern life has its conveniences, and Greg is not cut out for an old-fashioned world.

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Diary of a wimpy kid : the long haul

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget.

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Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck

Jeff Kinney

jFICTION Kinney, Jeff
Kids, Humor

"Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?"--

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