Do you need a summer project or just an excuse to lounge around the pool? Pick up one of these titles to keep you engaged all summer long. Here is a list of some door-stopper- sized-books to help you get lost in someone else's world for a good, long while.
The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Call Number: Fiction Adler-Olsen
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British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war. When their plane is shot down, James and Bryan know they will be executed if captured. With an enemy patrol in pursuit, they manage to jump aboard a train reserved for senior SS soldiers wounded on the eastern front.
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
Call Number: Fiction Jemisin
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At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.