Three Black Swans

      Caroline B. Cooney
Three Black Swans

Lives are in the balance in bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney’s newest young adult thriller, Three Black Swans.

Missy and her cousin Claire are best friends who finish each other’s sentences and practically read each other’s minds. It’s an eerie connection—so eerie that Missy has questions she wants to put to her parents. But she’s afraid to ask. So when Missy hears an expert discussing newborn babies on the radio, it makes her wonder about her family.

Missy just can’t let go of those nagging questions, and decides to use a school project about scientific hoaxes to try to uncover the answers. She enlists Claire to help. As part of the project the girls perform a dramatic scene that is captured on video at school. After the video is posted on YouTube, Missy and Claire realize that they’ve opened Pandora’s box and much more than they ever imagined has come out. Not only are their identities called into question, but so is the future of everyone involved.

In this riveting, heartrending story by thriller author Caroline B. Cooney, the truth changes the lives of three families—as the bonds of blood must withstand the strains of long-hidden secrets that are at last revealed.

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    The Terrorist

      Caroline B. Cooney
The Terrorist

A terrorist attack in London sends a teenage girl on a dangerous hunt for revenge in this gripping suspense novel from the author of The Voice on the Radio.

Laura and Billy Williams are two ordinary American expat kids living with their parents in England. Then, in an instant, everything changes when Billy is handed a mysterious package in a London Underground station . . .

Billy’s tragic death leaves a hole in Laura’s heart, one that soon becomes filled with anger and a burning obsession to find the terrorist responsible for taking her brother’s life. Her search for the truth takes her into dangerous territory, forcing Laura to question everyone she knows and everything she believes.

The bestselling author of The Face on the Milk Carton ratchets up the tension in this thriller about a girl who will stop at nothing to separate the truth from the lies.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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    Snow: Fog, Snow, and Fire

      Caroline B. Cooney
Snow: Fog, Snow, and Fire

Will Christina and her friends survive the winter at the Schooner Inne with their sanity intact?

The second book in the Fog, Snow, and Fire trilogy finds seventh-grader Christina back at the creepy Schooner Inne after a blissful Christmas vacation at home on Burning Fog Isle in Maine. Mr. and Mrs. Shevvington, the creepy principal and his wife, have everyone convinced that Christina’s dramatic stories of last semester were just far-fetched yarns. Michael and Benjamin, Christina’s fellow borders at Schooner Inne, still seem to have no idea what’s going on under their own noses. Worst of all, Anya has become a sad, quiet shell of her former self. Even Dolly, Christina’s best friend from the island, who is now living at Schooner Inne, can’t see what the Shevvingtons are up to. The creepy couple seems to be winning whatever sick psychological game they’re playing. But when a supernatural presence lures Christina down into the basement, will Mr. and Mrs. Shevvington’s destructive tricks become the least of Christina’s worries? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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    Fog

      Caroline B. Cooney
Fog

Will Maine’s historic Schooner Inne Bed and Breakfast be a safe haven for the island kids boarding during the school year—or the end of them all?

Christina Romney is thirteen, with a personality that matches her unruly but charming tri-colored hair. She is about to start seventh grade, and for kids from Maine’s Burning Fog Island, that means leaving their little white schoolhouse for regular classrooms and life on the mainland. Everyone assures Christina it will be a fantastic year. Mainland school offers great advantages, after all: extracurricular activities other than boating and fishing, a gym, a cafeteria, and more kids her age. Best of all, this year the boarding students will live at the historic Schooner Inne, a former sea captain’s house (and now a bed and breakfast) recently bought by the school’s charismatic new principal and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Shevvington.

But Christina is apprehensive. She adores the wildness and excitement of her island life. Boarding with her island friends will surely help: Anya, a beautiful senior, fifteen-year-old Benji, the aspiring lobsterman, and his crush-worthy younger brother Michael. But Christina’s apprehension sharpens when Benji and Michael aren’t as friendly as they used to be on the island, and Anya starts acting so strangely it seems she is slowly losing her mind. Christina is increasingly certain the Shevvingtons are behind all of these changes. But no one else can see the Shevvingtons’ eerie behavior—not other teachers, not her parents, not even her fellow island kids. Is Anya the one going crazy in the Schooner Inne—or is it Christina?

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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    The Perfume

      Caroline B. Cooney
The Perfume

An enticing new perfume has a deadly bite

When fifteen-year-old Dove Daniel’s friends discover the new perfume called Venom, they become infatuated. They have Obsession and Poison; now they simply must have Venom. When they discover it’s available at Dry Ice, the coolest store in the local mall, they rush over after school. But to Dove, Venom seems inexplicably terrifying, as does the store that carries it. If she breathes in its potent scent, she is sure something terrible will happen. At first whiff, she senses something primitive and dark. Once she’s inhaled the scent, she begins to feel something . . . different . . . and her heart beats in double time. What has Venom’s bite awakened inside her? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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    The Lost Songs

      Caroline B. Cooney
The Lost Songs

The day Lutie Painter takes the city bus north instead of the school bus west, cutting class for the first time ever, her aunt and uncle have no idea what she is up to. They cannot prevent her from riding into danger.
     That same morning, Lutie's pastor, Miss Veola, whispers as always, "This is the day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it."
     A block from Miss Veola and up a hill in Chalk, Train Greene, thin and hungry, burns with anger. He has a decision to make, and he's running out of time.
     A few miles away, among finer houses, Kelvin Hartley yawns and gets ready for another day at school, where he is a friend to all and makes an effort at nothing.
     And Doria Bell, who recently moved to the South from Connecticut, walks to the bus stop, hoping the high school kids who live nearby will say hello.
     All of these lives intertwine and—in surprising ways—become connected to Lutie's ancestors, who are buried in the cemetery in Chalk. Who would have dreamed that the long-dead Mabel Painter, who passed down the Laundry List songs to her great-great-granddaughter Lutie, had passed along a piece of American history that speaks to so many who feel lost and need hope. Big changes are in store for all, and things will never be the same.
     In this luminous novel, Caroline B. Cooney delves deeply into a Southern community. Cooney reveals the comfort, inspiration, and hope its members draw from the power of faith, the glory of music, and the meaning of family.

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    What Janie Found

      Caroline B. Cooney
What Janie Found

Janie's two families appear to have made peace. Life seems almost normal. Janie has even decided to speak to her former boyfriend, Reeve, again. But then Janie's Connecticut father suffers a sudden stroke, and this tragedy leaves her mother reeling. Janie must step in to manage family finances and to support her mother emotionally.

While handling her father's business matters, Janie discovers the one undeniable fact that could destroy both of her beloved families. And she alone must decide what to do.

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    Goddess of Yesterday: A Tale of Troy

      Caroline B. Cooney
Goddess of Yesterday: A Tale of Troy

Anaxandra is taken from her birth island at age 6 by King Nicander to be a companion to his crippled daughter, Princess Callisto. Six years later, her new island is sacked by pirates and she is the sole survivor. Alone with only her Medusa figurine, she reinvents herself as Princess Callisto when Menelaus, great king of Sparta, lands with his men. He takes her back to Sparta with him where Helen, his beautiful wife, does not believe that the red-headed child is Princess Callisto. Although fearful of the half-mortal, half-goddess Helen, Anaxandra is able to stay out of harm’s way—until the Trojan princes Paris and Aeneas arrive. Paris and Helen’s fascination with each other soon turns to passion and plunges Sparta and Troy into war. Can Anaxandra find the courage to reinvent herself once again, appease the gods, and save herself?

In Caroline B. Cooney’s epic tale of one girl’s courage and will to survive, Anaxandra learns that home is where you make it and identity goes deeper than just your name.

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    The Ransom of Mercy Carter

      Caroline B. Cooney
The Ransom of Mercy Carter

Deerfield, Massachusetts is one of the most remote, and therefore dangerous, settlements in the English colonies. In 1704 an Indian tribe attacks the town, and Mercy Carter becomes separated from the rest of her family, some of whom do not survive. Mercy and hundreds of other settlers are herded together and ordered by the Indians to start walking. The grueling journey -- three hundred miles north to a Kahnawake Indian village in Canada -- takes more than 40 days. At first Mercy's only hope is that the English government in Boston will send ransom for her and the other white settlers. But days turn into months and Mercy, who has become a Kahnawake daughter, thinks less and less of ransom, of Deerfield, and even of her "English" family. She slowly discovers that the "savages" have traditions and family life that soon become her own, and Mercy begins to wonder: If ransom comes, will she take it?

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    Holly in Love: A Cooney Classic Romance

      Caroline B. Cooney
Holly in Love: A Cooney Classic Romance

A high school senior develops a major crush on a younger guy in Caroline B. Cooney’s tender, funny story about falling in love

Seventeen-year-old Holly Carroll hates the cold weather—sometimes she thinks she’s going to die of winter. She lives in New Hampshire, where snow’s a staple and everyone’s gearing up for the annual Ice Sculpture Festival. What Holly wants for Christmas this year is a boyfriend. In Bermuda. Then one day, she notices Jamie Winter. He’s nice, cool, and really good looking. He’s also sixteen—her younger brother’s age.

Her friends want to know how Holly can even think about dating a junior. All Holly knows is that she and Jamie have a great time together. He’s not only fun, he’s sensitive. And whip smart. But that doesn’t stop her friends from trying to set her up. Suddenly, dateless Holly has prospects, like the twenty-one-year-old college man who drives a silver Corvette. And there’s handsome, popular Pete Stein, who suddenly seems interested. But no one can compare to Jamie. Is Holly willing to risk the scorn of her classmates—and her whole school—to be with the boy she loves? 

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    Driver's Ed

      Caroline B. Cooney
Driver's Ed

The universal experience for most high school students is learning to drive and getting their driver’s license. Add breathlessly plotted romance and an accident and you have a poignant and realistic novel.

Remy Martin prays to the God of Driver’s Education that she will get to drive today. She doesn’t know where she’s going, but she knows one thing . . . she is going to get there fast.

Morgan Campbell had been standing on the threshold of 16 and getting his driver’s license ever since he could remember. But deep into the first crush of his life, thinking of nothing but girls, Morgan forgot what driving was all about.

This poignant novel about responsibility and consequences is as convincing as it is irresistible.

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    Nancy and Nick: A Cooney Classic Romance

      Caroline B. Cooney
Nancy and Nick: A Cooney Classic Romance

All Nancy ever wanted was a family—and a boyfriend; a century-old cookbook could bring her both in Caroline B. Cooney’s classic tale of family, friendship, and romance

Whenever I see a good-looking boy I am impressed first and embarrassed second. . . . I start blushing as if I had written down a dozen wild fantasies about him in a diary and he had just read it . . .

Sixteen-year-old Nancy Nearing lives with her mother in Virginia and daydreams about having a big family. One day, at a flea market, her mom finds a cookbook written in 1915. It turns out to be about several generations of Nearings. In the small North Carolina town of their ancestors, Nancy uncovers layer after layer of fascinating family history. But it’s a heart-stoppingly handsome tour guide who catches her attention.

Nick is a high school junior who lives with his father. Their single parents aren’t all they have in common; Nick and Nancy spend hours exploring their mutual family genealogy. Suddenly, Nancy’s life is full of relatives she never knew she had. But Nick is the one she really cares about—in fact, she might be falling in love. Can she get him to see her as more than a friend? 

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    Flight #116 Is Down

      Caroline B. Cooney
Flight #116 Is Down

The tragedy of Flight #116 will be life-altering—for those who survive

Seventeen-year-old Patrick is a junior EMT, fully qualified to deliver babies and give CPR. But in high school, he still needs a hall pass to leave class, which, in his estimation, is ridiculous. Also ridiculous is the fact that he can’t be a full-time EMT yet. He needs a way to show everyone he’s an adult, like the cops and paramedics he admires.

Heidi’s family owns the Dove House estate, with its beautiful grounds, at the edge of town. She has all the advantages money can buy, but can’t seem to make good grades or fit in with her private school classmates. Should happiness be so hard to achieve?

Daniel and Tucker are flying to their father’s wedding. He’s remarrying, to a woman who is not their mother. Daniel is angry. Angry at his parents for splitting up, angry at his younger brother, Tucker, for turning into such a little creep after the divorce, angry at his counselors for being idiots.

Each of these teenagers has something to prove. To their parents, to their town, to themselves. And they all get the chance when Flight #116 crashes in the woods on the Dove House estate. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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    Emergency Room

      Caroline B. Cooney
Emergency Room

In this fast-paced novel, two college students experience life, death, heartbreak, and hope over the course of one night in a hospital ER.

In order to get an edge over the competition for medical school, Seth decides to volunteer at City Hospital. Diana is there to save the world—one patient at a time. These two college freshmen have little in common, except the desire to be part of the ER’s action.

Confronted with gunshot wounds and gruesome accidents, they both get a taste of the chaotic world of emergency medicine, and of the effect they can have on other people. Hour by hour, minute by minute, Diana and Seth’s adrenaline-fueled shift will alter the course of their lives. In one night, working among the doctors and nurses, they’ll learn more about medicine—and themselves—than they ever could have expected.

The multimillion-copy bestselling author of the Janie Johnson series takes readers into a life-and-death world in this captivating thriller.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

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    The Face on the Milk Carton

      Caroline B. Cooney
The Face on the Milk Carton

No one ever really paid close attention to the faces of the missing children on the milk cartons. But as Janie Johnson glanced at the face of the ordinary little girl with her hair in tight pigtails, wearing a dress with a narrow white collar--a three-year-old who had been kidnapped twelve years before from a shopping mall in New Jersey--she felt overcome with shock. She recognized that little girl--it was she. How could it possibly be true?

Janie can't believe that her loving parents kidnapped her, but as she begins to piece things together, nothing makes sense. Something is terribly wrong. Are Mr. and Mrs. Johnson really Janie's parents? And if not, who is Janie Johnson, and what really happened?

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    Family Reunion

      Caroline B. Cooney
Family Reunion

When the invitation to the Preffyn family reunion arrives interrupting a perfectly decent summer vacation, 15-year-old Shelley Wollcott is anything but enthusiastic. It’s not that Shelley has anything against her relatives, she just can’t stand it when they give her that “what a pity” look. It’s not her fault that her real mother walked out on the family or that her father has remarried yet again. With Dad away on business and her older sister visiting their mother in Paris, Shelley must face the “perfect” Preffyns’ reunion with only her prankster younger brother and her insecure new stepmother at her side. It’s an opportunity to uncover the family’s secrets, but Shelley isn’t sure whether, when she discovers the truth, she’ll laugh or cry.

In this funny and poignant novel by Caroline B. Cooney, Shelley learns to appreciate all the members of her unusual family—including herself!—in ways she never anticipated. And she discovers things are often not as perfect as they seem.

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    If the Witness Lied

      Caroline B. Cooney
If the Witness Lied

Choices do matter and forgiveness is possible.

Jack Fountain knows that what’s happened to his family sounds like the most horrible soap opera anyone could ever write. But it happened—to Jack; his parents; his sisters, Smithy and Madison. And to his baby brother, Tris. What made it worse was that the media wanted to know every detail.

Now it’s almost Tris’s third birthday, and everything’s starting again. Aunt Cheryl, who’s living with the Fountain children now that their parents are gone, has decided that they will heal only if they work through their pain—on camera. The very identities they’ve created for themselves are called into question. In less than twenty-four hours their fate will change yet again, but this time they vow to not be exploited and to discover the truth.

In this gripping thriller, Caroline B. Cooney details how love, devotion, and forgiveness make resilience—and recovery—possible.

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    An April Love Story: A Cooney Classic Romance

      Caroline B. Cooney
An April Love Story: A Cooney Classic Romance

Life is great for Marnie MacDonald—until her parents announce they’re moving, taking her away from everything she knows and loves

Popular high school sophomore Marnie MacDonald loves her life. Then her parents break the news: They’re moving to North Carolina! And that’s not even the worst part. The MacDonalds are moving with their best friends, the Petersons—including their son, Lucas, a boy Marnie can’t stand.

In the blink of an eye, her world is uprooted. She has to leave school, her friends—all the things that matter most. And how’s she supposed to get along without her boyfriend, Joel, the super-cool jock who would have taken her to his senior prom?
Suddenly, Marnie’s milking goats and picking apples on a farm with no telephones, no TV, and no after-school activities.

But something starts to happen after she leaves the city and “goes back to the land.” She discovers a world she never knew existed—a whole new way of life. And the biggest shock of all? The boy she thought she hated is growing more and more appealing. Too bad Lucas doesn’t have a clue how Marnie feels. Or does he?     

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