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This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

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Look for this one coming out in September. A novel about orphans at a school for Native Americans and orphans in Minnesota under a crooked director and his wife who the kids call the black witch. Four children plan an escape that takes them in a canoe headed for St. Louis where an aunt lives. This is their story and the situations/adventures they find themselves in along the way. Very good, but I'm a sucker for any orphan story.

Warehouse by Rob Hart

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What happens when a Mega online shopping site manages to be the only employer left after putting everyone else out of business. Tracking their every move, the Cloud controls the thousands of people who work for it. Meet Paxton who just wants a job, Zinnia who has ulterior motives getting a job at the Cloud, and Gibson the owner of the Cloud who has terminal cancer but wants to save the world.
Reminiscent of "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Handmaid's Tale" this novel will make you ask yourself questions about our life today and where it could lead us tomorrow. I enjoyed it!

Witcher: the Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

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Yes, we have the Witcher books! The basis for the next major Netflix series, this original story by Polish author Sapkowski could be as popular as the Game of Thrones. 
The story-line is a fantasy, with the Witcher of Rivia as the main character who's job it is to slay monsters of all kinds on his own or with the help of wizards, sorceresses, elves, and occasionally humans.  Subtlety and ingeniously inserted are references to the fairy tales we all grew up with.
After reading the first book I'm hooked and a fan. I hope that Netflix is up to the challenge of bringing this fantasy to life.