Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (2009)

Mr. Penumbra

Fiction | Mystery | Modern Day Quest4.5 starsBlurb:

“The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.”
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Code Orange

Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney (2005)

code orange

Juvenile Fiction | Thriller2 StarsBlurb:

“With a school report due, Mitty Blake considers it good luck when he finds some old medical books in his family’s weekend house. However, when he discovers an old envelope in one of the books, the report is no longer about the grade–it’s about life and death.”
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