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The Toll by Neal Shusterman
In the highly anticipated finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy, dictators, prophets, and tensions rise. In a world that’s conquered death, will humanity finally be torn asunder by the immortal beings it created? Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him? The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
“Intelligent and entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Even better than the first book.” —School Library Journal (starred review) Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the chilling sequel to the Printz Honor Book Scythe from New York Times bestseller Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology. Humans learn from their mistakes. I cannot. I make no mistakes. The Thunderhead is the perfect ruler of a perfect world, but it has no control over the scythedom. A year has passed since Rowan had gone off grid. Since then, he has become an urban legend, a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes in a trial by fire. His story is told in whispers across the continent. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra gleans with compassion and openly challenges the ideals of the “new order.” But when her life is threatened and her methods questioned, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to the change. Old foes and new enemies converge, and as corruption within the Scythedom spreads, Rowan and Citra begin to lose hope. Will the Thunderhead intervene? Or will it simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?
The Toll by Luke Wright
The Toll by Shaheen Asbagh
A thriller that opens your mind and holds you in your seat until the end. This story, as in many others, reveals the values of our social interactions and brings about with it an experience which has many times haunted our communities. Our schools, our universities, our social points of interest and religious centers are not safe anymore. We could help by reaching out and stopping this chaos. This story is a symbol that will devastate us as well as focussing on our social values; those forgotten moments that are always an asset and reach us at the last checkpoint. . . .
The Toll Gate by Georgette Heyer
A dashing Regency romance from the legendary Georgette Heyer, founder of the genre. Captain John Staple's exploits against Napoleon's armies in the Iberian Peninsula have earned him the nickname 'Crazy Jack' amongst his comrades in the Dragoon Guards - but once the Battle of Waterloo brings the curtain down once and for all on the Napoleonic Wars, the boisterous, adventure-loving Captain finds life in peacetime intolerably dull. When the Captain finds himself lost in the Pennines, he takes refuge at an unmanned toll-house. It's there that he encounters a woman of extraordinary qualities - and suddenly, his soldiering days pale away next to the adventure, and the romance, of a lifetime...
Paying The Toll by Louise Nelson Dyble
Since its opening in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge has become an icon for the beauty and prosperity of the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as a symbol of engineering achievement. Constructing the bridge posed political and financial challenges that were at least as difficult as those faced by the project's builders. To meet these challenges, northern California boosters created a new kind of agency: an autonomous, self-financing special district. The Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District developed into a powerful organization that shaped the politics and government of the Bay Area as much as the bridge shaped its physical development. From the moment of the bridge district's incorporation in 1928, its managers pursued their own agenda. They used all the resources at their disposal to preserve their control over the bridge, cultivating political allies, influencing regional policy, and developing an ambitious public relations program. Undaunted by charges of mismanagement and persistent efforts to turn the bridge (as well as its lucrative tolls) over to the state, the bridge district expanded into mass transportation, taking on ferry and bus operations to ensure its survival to this day. Drawing on previously unavailable archives, Paying the Toll gives us an inside view of the world of high-stakes development, cronyism, and bureaucratic power politics that have surrounded the Golden Gate Bridge since its inception.
The Toll House by David Bruce Gardner
Admission to the Celestial Kingdom can be very costly, as discovered by the wealthy Scottish importer, Malcolm Sinclair. A devout seeker and converted follower of Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith Jr., Malcolm and his family are held together by the tenacity and love of Katharine Brand. But Katharine has a secret and a confession to make. For her own integrity and salvation she must reveal her truth, even if it threatens to shatter the only family she has known. THE TOLL HOUSE is more than Katharine's story; it is a tale of the cost of one's faith, and the willingness of the faithful to pay the price.
The Toll Bridge by Aidan Chambers
Everyone seems to know best when it comes to Jan's future - but he's still working out for himself who he really is. Jan feels so hemmed in by the pressures of family and friends, he decides to leave home and live alone in the house on the toll bridge. While there, he meets Tess and Adam and their close bond of friendship develops into something which has devastating effects on them all.
The Toll Gate by Gordon Donnell
The year is 1919. The Great War is over and a million soldiers have been released into a recession-wracked economy that cannot possibly absorb them. Russia has fallen to the communists, and the IWW threatens the same in America. Labor violence rips the nation, shutting down Seattle for five days and mighty US Steel for three months. To defend itself against the Bolshevik threat, the Railroad turns to one of its own. Bribery releases former bookkeeper Edwin McIntyre from the lunatic asylum where he was committed for murder. An obsession with neatness and order leaves McIntyre outwardly harmless. If only he can control the terrible compulsions that make him a walking time bomb, he might lead a normal life. But he is an instrument of corporate terror. Robbery, murder and the Red menace send him to a Colorado hell-town where worse men than he answer only to the law of the gun. There he must come to terms with who and what he has become.