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1. Spontaneous

by Aaron Starmer

Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last teenager to blow up without warning or explanation. As the seniors continue to pop like balloons and the national eye turns to Mara’s suburban New Jersey hometown, the FBI rolls in and the search for a reason is on. Whip-smart and blunt, Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it while trying to make it to graduation in one piece.

Available at select branches for Php 528.


2. Behold the Dreamers

by Imbolo Mbue

New York, 2007. Jende Jonga, who has come from Cameroon, is now the chauffeur of Clark Edwards, a senior partner at Lehman Brothers bank. Jende’s new job draws him, his wife Neni and their son into the privileged orbit of the city’s financial elite. And when Clark’s wife offers Neni work, the couple begin to believe that the land of opportunity might finally be opening up for them. But as the deep fault lines running beneath the financial world are exposed, both couples are faced with the loss of all they have worked for, and each must decide how far they will go in pursuit of their dreams – and what they are prepared to sacrifice along the way.

Available at select branches for Php 880.

3. Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA

by Christopher Moran

Award-winning author Christopher Moran digs deep into this tumultuous relationship between the CIA and former agents who try to go public about their careers. Drawing on interviews; the private correspondence of such legendary spies as Allen Dulles, William Colby, and Richard Helms; and declassified CIA files, Company Confessions examines why America’s spies are so willing to share their stories, the damage inflicted when they leak the nation’s secrets, and the fine line between censorship on the grounds of security and censorship for the sake of reputation.

Available at select branches for Php 1372


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