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Karma

Born to a father who is Sikh and a mother who is Hindu, Maya has spent her life in Canada where her parents immigrated to start their life together. Maya’s mother feels lonely and alienated away from India and the rift between her and Maya’s father–one that used to be bridged by love–turns into a [...]

The Stand

A deadly virus known as Captain Trips is tearing its way across America killing almost everyone it touches. The survivors of this government-created plague find themselves drawn towards a Nebraska cornfield and the forces of good while their counterparts assemble in the desert to carry out the whims of Randall Flagg–a mysterious man who is [...]

Taking Off by Jenny Moss

Annie Porter is in her senior year of high school in Clear Lake, Texas. She is content with the status quo–fun best friend, sweet boyfriend, nights spent watching TV and eating chips. Annie has no idea what to do when she graduates. She harbors a secret desire to become a poet, but doesn’t dare [...]

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

Vera Dietz is a senior in high school who works full time as a pizza delivery driver and is being haunted by her dead best friend Charlie.

Vera and Charlie grew up together. Their friendship sustained them through the constant abuse in Charlie’s home and Vera’s abandonment by her mother. Before his death Charlie [...]

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Nailer is a ship breaker. In a future marked by devastating weather patterns and shortages of oil and other resources ship breakers scavenge empty vessels for anything that may be of value–copper, iron, oil, etc. After he almost drowns in the belly of a ship Nailer begins to view mortality differently–his own life and [...]