How to Set a Fire and Why

"How to Set a Fire and Why is a blistering, singular, devastating novel by Jesse Ball ("A young genius who hits all of the right notes."--Chicago Tribune) about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Lucia has been kicked out of school, again, this time for stabbing a boy in the neck with a pencil. Her father is dead; her mother is in a mental institute; and she's living in a garage-turned-bedroom with her aunt. Making her way through the world with only a book, a Zippo lighter, and a pocket full of stolen licorice, Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother in The Home, avoiding the landlord who hates her, and following the only rule that makes any sense: Don't Do Things You Aren't Proud Of. When Lucia starts at Whistler High it seems no different from the schools that came before: girls play field hockey, chasing the ball like dogs, the school psychologist has beanbag chairs in her office, and detention means sitting silently surrounded by stupid people ("I am a veteran of detention"). But when Lucia discovers a secret Arson Club, she will do anything to be a part of it. With a biting wit and striking intelligence that she can't fully hide, Lucia animates her small-town life: the parties at an abandoned water park, visits to the 24-hour donut shop where her friend Lana's cousin works, the little island in the middle of a medical park where kids go to drink. As Lucia's fascination with the Arson Club grows, her chronicle becomes a riveting story of family, loss, misguided friendship, and destruction"--

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  • Author : Jesse Ball
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 304 pages
  • ISBN : 1101911751
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 69 reviews
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How to Set a Fire and Why

How to Set a Fire and Why
  • Author : Jesse Ball
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 13 June 2017
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"How to Set a Fire and Why is a blistering, singular, devastating novel by Jesse Ball ("A young genius who hits all of the right notes."--Chicago Tribune) about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Lucia has been kicked out of school, again, this time for stabbing a boy in the neck with a pencil. Her father is dead; her mother is in a mental institute; and she's living in a garage-turned-bedroom with her aunt.

To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire
  • Author : Jack London
  • Publisher : The Creative Company
  • Release : 19 August 2022
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Describes the experiences of a newcomer to the Yukon when he attempts to hike through the snow to reach a mining claim.

How to Set a Fire and Why

How to Set a Fire and Why
  • Author : Jesse Ball
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 05 July 2016
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A teenage girl. A shattering loss. An obsession with a secret arson club. This is the story of a girl who has nothing and will burn anything. Lucia’s father is dead, her mother is in a mental hospital, and she’s living in a garage-turned-bedroom with her aunt. And now she’s been kicked out of school—again. Making her way through the world with only a book, a zippo lighter, a pocketful of stolen licorice, a biting wit,

How to Start a Fire

How to Start a Fire
  • Author : Lisa Lutz
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 12 May 2015
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A trio of former college friends reunite 20 years later to share the stories of their adventures, rivalries, secrets and losses while reevaluating the events of a single night that shaped all of them. By the award-winning author of the Spellman Files series. 40,000 first printing.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 20 September 2012
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A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage

The Art of Fire

The Art of Fire
  • Author : Daniel Hume
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 02 November 2017
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Fire can fascinate, inspire, capture the imagination and bring families and communities together. It has the ability to amaze, energise and touch something deep inside all of us. For thousands of years, at every corner of the globe, humans have been huddling around fires: from the basic and primitive essentials of light, heat, energy and cooking, through to modern living, fire plays a central role in all of our lives. The ability to accurately and quickly light a fire is

Samedi the Deafness

Samedi the Deafness
  • Author : Jesse Ball
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 15 July 2008
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One morning in the park James Sim discovers a man, crumpled on the ground, stabbed in the chest. In the man's last breath, he whispers his confession: Samedi. What follows is a spellbinding game of cat and mouse as James is abducted, brought to an asylum, and seduced by a woman in yellow. Who is lying? What is Samedi? And what will happen on the seventh day?

Census

Census
  • Author : Jesse Ball
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 06 March 2018
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NAMED A RECOMMENDED BOOK OF 2018 BY The New York Times • The Chicago Reader • Nylon • The Boston Globe • The Huffington Post • The Rumpus • The AV Club • Southern Living • The Millions • Buzzfeed • Esquire • Publishers Weekly A powerful and moving new novel from an award-winning, acclaimed author: in the wake of a devastating revelation, a father and son journey north across a tapestry of towns When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn’t have long left to live, he

Girls of Paper and Fire

Girls of Paper and Fire
  • Author : Natasha Ngan
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 06 November 2018
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Uncover a riveting story of palace intrigue set in a sumptuous Asian-inspired fantasy world in the breakout YA novel that Publisher's Weekly calls "elegant and adrenaline-soaked." In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards

Silence Once Begun

Silence Once Begun
  • Author : Jesse Ball
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 28 January 2014
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From the celebrated author of The Curfew (“A spare masterwork of dystopian fiction” —The New York Times Book Review), Jesse Ball’s Silence Once Begun is an astonishing novel of unjust conviction, lost love, and a journalist’s obsession. Over the course of several months, eight people vanish from their homes in the same Japanese town, a single playing card found on each door. Known as the “Narito Disappearances,” the crime has authorities baffled—until a confession appears on the

The Curfew

The Curfew
  • Author : Jesse Ball
  • Publisher : Vintage Contemporaries
  • Release : 19 August 2022
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Enjoying small everyday pleasures before his home city erupts into war, William seeks to escape the region with his young daughter until an old friend appears with information about William's wife, who was taken away when the violence started. By the author of The Way Through Doors. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere
  • Author : Celeste Ng
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 12 September 2017
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The #1 New York Times bestseller! “Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and A Slow Fire Burning “To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.” —Reese Witherspoon From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Our Missing Hearts comes a riveting

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19 August 2022
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A bookburner official in a future fascist state finds out books are a vital part of a culture he never knew. He clandestinely pursues reading, until he is betrayed.

Fire on the Island

Fire on the Island
  • Author : J. K. Hogan
  • Publisher : Sapphire Star Publishing LLC
  • Release : 01 July 2012
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All Isla Macallen wanted was a simple existence on her little Scottish island—but what she got was embroiled in a war of good versus evil. Paranormal investigator Dr. Jeremiah Rousseau doesn't expect his research to lead him to Scotland, and to the woman who will turn his world upside down. Together they must defeat the demon king before time runs out. As a supernatural war wages around them, Isla and Jeremiah will risk it all for love.

A Cure for Suicide

A Cure for Suicide
  • Author : Jesse Ball
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 21 July 2015
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***LONG-LISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD*** From the author of Silence Once Begun, a beguiling new novel about a man starting over at the most basic level, and the strange woman who insinuates herself into his life and memory. A man and a woman have moved into a small house in a small village. The woman is an “examiner,” the man, her “claimant.” The examiner is both doctor and guide, charged with teaching the claimant a series of simple functions: