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Bookseller HayleeBorn on the Oregon coast, Haylee is an emerging writer and aerialist based out of Asheville, NC.

An outgoing introvert, she lives a perfectly boring life with her heavy metal husband and three extremely fluffy guinea pigs.

When she’s not under a blanket with a good book and a cup of coffee, she can be found asking existential questions and making art.

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The Book Thief By Markus Zusak Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

From the perspective of Death h imself, the Book Thief follows an ophan girl and her adopted family as they hide a Jewish man in their basement during World War II.

Who Would Win?: Extreme Animal Rumble By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338745306
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 7th, 2021

Imagine putting all of the biggest, baddest animals in bracketed, fight-to-the-death competitions. Who would win between a saltwater crocodile and a tiger shark? What about a cheetah and a gorilla? Through graphic illustrations and plenty of fun facts, this book gives you the most likely outcomes.

The Kingdom of Back By Marie Lu Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524739010
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Did you know that Mozart had a sister who was equally as talented as him? The Kingdom of Back is a gripping historical-fiction/fantasy mashup about the siblings that toured Europe together, playing music for the royals--from the perspective of the forgotten sister.

The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

Erin Morgenstern is a master worldbuilder. For the townsfolk, Le Cirque des Reves is a mysterious circus that shows up without warning, is only open at night, and offers the experience of a lifetime.  From the inside, "the night circus" is the grounds for a competition between two magicians showing off their incredible talents. Only when the magicians begin falling in love do they realize that the circus is actually a battleground. It is a fight to the death, and only one of them will be left standing.