Book List:37 titles
  • In this captivating story about loss, love, and changing your ways, National Book Award­-winning author Pete Hautman imbues the classic road trip novel with clever wit and heartfelt musings about life and death. Steven Gerald Gabel -- a.k.a. Stig...


  • What happened in the woods that day? Pete Hautman’s riveting middle-grade novel touches on secrets and mysteries -- and the power of connections with family and friends. “Hatred combined with lies and secrets can break the world.” Grandpa ...


  • Competitive eating vies with family expectations in a funny, heartfelt novel for middle-grade readers by National Book Award winner Pete Hautman. David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad....


  • People all over Flinkwater are losing their memories -- and it’s up to Ginger to figure out what’s going on -- in this sequel to the “quirky, dryly funny” (Booklist) The Flinkwater Factor from National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman. ...


  • Ginger must save her high-tech hometown from robots gone rogue in this hilariously quirky science fiction novel from National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman. Welcome to Flinkwater, Iowa, home of the largest manufacturer of Articulated Comp...


  • Tackling faith, doubt, and transformation, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman explores a boy’s unraveling allegiance to an insular cult. Twelve square miles of paradise, surrounded by an eight-foot-high chain-link fence: this is Nodd, the l...


  • National Book Award winner Pete Hautman weaves several diverging time streams into one satisfying masterwork in this stunning and revelatory series finale. In a far distant future, Tucker Feye and the inscrutable Lia find themselves atop a crumbl...


  • More than half a millennium in the future, in the shadow of the looming Cydonian Pyramid, a pampered girl named Lah Lia has been raised for one purpose: to be sacrificed through one of the mysterious diskos that hover over the pyramid’s top. But ju...


  • Kicking off a riveting sci-fi trilogy, National Book Award winner Pete Hautman plunges us into a world where time is a tool - and the question is, who will control it? The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. Th...






  • Lita is the writer. Adam is the entrepreneur. They are JUST FRIENDS. So Adam would never sell copies of a self-help book before he'd even written it. And Lita would never try to break up Adam's relationship with Blair, the skankiest girl at school...


  • Shayne Blank is the new kid in town--but that doesn't stop him from getting into a lot of trouble very quickly. The other kids don't understand him. He's not afraid of anything. He seems too smart. And his background doesn't add up. But when he walks...


  • Variations on a Theme brings together three stories of matrimonial mayhem by Pete Hautman, the National Book Award-winning author of Godless. These Hitchcockian tales are filled with humor and suspense.“The Death Angels” (4,400 words)“The Guy...


  • A funny, clear-eyed view of the realities of teenage love from National Book Award winner Pete Hautman. Jen and Wes do not "meet cute." They do not fall in love at first sight. They do not swoon with scorching desire. They do not believe that they...


  • Sixteen-year-old Denn Doyle's troubles begin with a seemingly harmless -- and extremely profitable -- game of poker with some neighborhood kids. Eager to join the adult world, Denn realizes that casinos and poker are a means to do exactly that. His "...


  • Some girls act out by drinking or doing drugs. Some girls act out by sleeping with guys. Some girls act out by starving themselves or cutting themselves. Some girls act out by being a bitch to other girls. Not Kelleigh. Kelleigh steals cars. In...


  • Brian and Roni are looking for another case to crack when Roni finds an age-progressed picture of a boy who looks alarmingly like Brian on a missing children website. Brian is sure it is only a coincidence?after all, he?s lived happily with his adopt...


  • Is there any greater thrill than staring down your opponent across the poker table, waiting for the card that will make or break your hand? Acclaimed YA novelist Pete Hautman would know--he's been a poker fanatic for thirty years. And with poker now ...


  • "You know how they say you can't climb out of a hole till you hit bottom?" "Yeah?" "I'm trying to find the bottom." At seventeen, Denn Doyle isn't old enough to gamble legally, but thanks to his talent for reading tells, he's made a fo...


  • While on a class field trip, Roni Delicata and Brian Bain find a local archaeologist unconscious in a cave. Professor Andrew Dart is trying to find evidence of an Indian burial ground to stop the Bloodwater family from developing the site. But it is ...


  • Consumption of alcohol: Illegal. Football and other "violent" sports: Illegal. Ownership of guns, chain saws, and/or large dogs: Illegal. Body piercings, tattoos: Illegal. It's late in the twenty-first century, and the United Safer States of A...


  • Roni Delicata is the pushy crime reporter for the school newspaper The Bloodwater Pump. Brian Bain is a quiet science geek who has a tendency to blow things up. Ordinarily, they would have nothing to do with each other. But today isn’t an ordinary ...


  • Peeky Kane is a prop player at an Arizona casino owned by the Santa Cruz tribe. Her job is to play poker. She makes a handsome living off the suckers who populate the card room. Life is sweet. But something's not right at Casino Santa Cruz. When ...


  • You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important thing in my life. Next to Andy Morrow, my best friend....I guess you could say that I'm not only disturbed, I'm obsessed. Lots of people think Doug Hanson is a freak -- he...


  • Considered mentally unstable due to her term paper on vampirism and diabetes, Lucy, a diabetic obsessed with the occult, encounters a man who claims to be a real vampire, plunging her into a world of danger where nothing is what it seems. An ALA Best...


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    "Why mess around with Catholicism when you can have your own customized religion?" Fed up with his parents' boring old religion, agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason Bock invents a new god -- the town's water tower. He recruits an unlikely group of wor...


  • Nick Fashon is having a bad day. He's just found out his estranged grandfather has died mysteriously in the Arizona desert. Then he meets his potential father-in-law, who turns out to be an ex-cop with a screw loose and a penchant for bean dip. To to...


  • Mack MacWray's clothing company was wildly successful -- until his smooth-talking partner, Lars Larson, disappeared with all the assets, leaving Mack with nothing but debts and shattered dreams. Devastated, he thinks he has nothing left to live for u...


  • In a future world ravaged by a mutant virus, sixteen-year-old Ceej Kane and three other teenagers seek to save the Grand Canyon from being flooded, while trying to avoid capture by a band of renegade Survivors. Reprint....


  • "All I want is to play cards, to run my fingers over those slick, hard surfaces, to feel that cold power flowing in and out though my hands and eyes." Dennis Doyle is feeling lucky. His landscaping business is thriving, his girlfriend loves him, h...






  • This story starts with the main character, Denn, being knocked over by a bus. Having picked himself up from the street and 'feeling lucky', Denn continues on his way. But the story's main theme is how Denn finds himself dragged into gambling and lose...


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    Barbaraannette Quinn loved her husband, Bobby, right up until the day he got in his truck,left their home in Cold Rock, Minnesota, and never returned. She has waited six years for him to walk back through her door, and now that she has hit the Power...


  • After Denn joins a neighborhood poker game, he gets a fake ID to gamble at a local casino for higher and higher stakes and wins tens of thousands of dollars, but soon Denn notices that the cards mean more to him than his family, friends, and girlfrie...


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    Directed by a family friend who wants him to investigate his daughter's fiance, ex-cop Joe Crow finds himself caught in the middle of a conflict between the would-be groom and the man's murderous cult. Reprint....


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    Jack Lund figures a good day is when his dad's too drunk to beat up his mom. For Jack, Bogg's End is the end. The end of the turbulent, see-saw years of watching his father go on the wagon and fall right back off gain. Once it took two years, but...


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    Unenthusiastically accepting a job as a bodyguard for an unsavory plastic surgeon, ex-cop Joe Crow soon learns that his employer has vicious enemies and is swept into a web of deadly big game hunting. Reprint....


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    Ex-cop Joe Crow considers himself one hell of a poker player. He's almost forgotten what it's like to lose. But when he lets Laura Debrowski--a spike-haired burst of rock and roll in a Muzak world--play a few hands with his stack, he gets a quick rem...