Genres

Arts

The Arts category features titles focusing on all aspects of the performing arts, including film, stage, music, and dance. This also includes a comprehensive selection of works about crafts, fine arts, DIY projects, and photography.

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Biography & Autobiography

 From athletes to movie stars, war heroes to politicians and everyday people, this selection of biographies, autobiographies and memoirs helps illuminate our world through the eyes and words of extraordinary people.

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Classics

The height of literary achievement, classic works embody a timelessness and mastery of form while offering windows into our collective cultural history. From Homer to Ernest Hemingway, John Milton to Jane Austen and Frederick Douglass, classics highlight the foundations of world literature. 

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Crime

From black widows to murderous husbands, vicious mobsters, and sadistic serial killers, these true-crime titles explore real-life crimes and criminals through the discerning eyes of investigative journalists and law-enforcement professionals.

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Fantasy & Supernatural

Set amid mythical worlds and fantastical landscapes, these bestselling, award-winning fantasy titles encompass a wide range of subgenres, including urban romance, sword & sorcery, fairy tales, and epics.

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General Non-Fiction

Covering a wide variety of subjects, these bestselling, high-interest works hold a prominent place in any library. With Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners among their ranks, these titles are an indispensable resource for understanding people, places, and events in the natural world.

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Historical Fiction

Historical fiction (often associated with the tantalizing phrase “based on true events”) imparts new insights on the past and present by exploring historical periods through the eyes of fictional characters. Also features numerous crossover genres, including romance, fantasy, and literary fiction.

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History

This impressive lineup of history titles includes works from acclaimed historians, noted professors, and bestselling citizen-journalists. Representing the top of their discipline, these renowned authors chronicle world events with award-winning works that hold a valued place in any collection.

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Horror

From harrowing ghost stories to tales of suspense featuring ghastly monsters, horror titles feature the top names in the scare-making business.

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Humorous

The humorous category comprises titles that inspire laughter in audiences worldwide and features works by popular comedians, celebrities, and bestselling humorists.

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Literature

The genre of literature embodies a rich tradition of literary achievement from writers working at the very height of their craft.

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Music

Covering a wide variety of musical topics, from contemporary artists and musicians to classical composers, these high-interest works hold a prominent place in any library. 

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Mystery

The lineup of mystery titles includes New York Times bestsellers, international favorites, and the recipients of such honors as the Edgar, Agatha, and Macavity Awards. From culinary whodunits to noir to locked-room cases, these popular titles offer something for every fan.

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Poetry

Featuring the best of formal and free verse, this extensive offering of poetry highlights works from bestselling authors, laureates, scholars, and the most revered practitioners of the craft.

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Religion

The titles featured here illustrate the rich histories and social value of the various faith traditions, from ancient to modern. Self-help titles with a spiritual theme can be found among the inspirational nonfiction titles.

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Romance

Romance offerings include titles from New York Times bestselling authors, RITA winners, and other honorees. Crossover titles from fantasy, suspense, inspirational, and historical fiction may also be found in this collection.

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Saga

Featuring titles from long established authors such as Nadine Dorries, Santa Montefiore, Anne Bennett and Maureen Lee.

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Science Fiction

Sci-Fi transports audiences to worlds rife with untold possibility. The lineup of sci-fi authors includes award winners who appeal to those craving the genre’s myriad subcategories, including epics, space operas, alternate history, and hard science fiction.

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Sport, Hobbies & Leisure

Sports-related titles are of perennial interest, and this offering includes profiles of the athletes who make crowds stand up and cheer and the history of the games themselves, as well as discussions about the value of sports in society, culture, and politics. 

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Thriller

Frequently sighted atop the New York Times bestseller list, suspense and thriller titles are the hard-hitting cousins of mystery titles. These works offer a varied lineup of medical and legal thrillers, psychological dramas, spy capers, and all manner of other suspenseful, must-have titles.

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Western

A quintessentially American genre, the Western captures the pioneering spirit of the American experience. Gun fights, dusty saloons, and dry desert winds evoke a rough-and-tumble era in American history perfectly represented in this Western library.

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