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Rapid Reads are short books for adult readers. They are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants a high-interest quick read.

Rapid Reads:

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The Way It Works

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By author: William Kowalski
ISBN: 9781554693672
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL390L
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
A young bi-racial man, who suddenly finds himself homeless, struggles to maintain his dignity and to make his own place in the world.
The Way It Works
Tokyo Girl

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By author: Brian Harvey
ISBN: 9781459810761
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
Frank Ryan navigates the unfamiliar culture and structure of Tokyo.
Tokyo Girl
Valentino Pier

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By author: Reed Farrel Coleman
ISBN: 9781459802094
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
PI Gulliver Dowd rescues a street kid's dog, but when the kid is found badly beaten the next day, Gulliver uncovers a new mystery.
Valentino Pier
When Blood Lies

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By author: Linda L. Richards
ISBN: 9781459808379
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 160
Price:  $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, rookie reporter Nicole Charles works to uncover a money-laundering ring.
When Blood Lies
When I Kill You

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By author: Michelle Wan
ISBN: 9781554699902
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
When mud-wrestling postal worker Gina Lopez is blackmailed, the results are amusing, confusing and potentially life-threatening as she strives to find ways not to carry out a contract killing.
When I Kill You
White Sand Blues

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By author: Vicki Delany
ISBN: 9781459815353
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
Paramedic Ashley Grant finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation while in the Victoria and Albert Islands in this work of crime fiction.
White Sand Blues
William Kowalski Ebook Bundle

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By author: William Kowalski
ISBN: 9781459804487
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 365
Price:  $9.99
Three gritty novels in one ebook bundle
William Kowalski Ebook Bundle
Worst Date Ever

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By author: Melodie Campbell
ISBN: 9781459815599
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 120
Price:  $9.95
This funny short novel follows a single mom on a number of first dates.
Worst Date Ever

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Short, high-interest
novels for adults


Key Features:
Short, high-interest novels
Compelling characters
Reading levels: 2.0-4.5
Ideal for ESL and
literacy programs


Resources:
Reading guides available for free download


Bindings:
Paperbacks: $9.95


Collections:
Rapid Reads Collection
Digital Subscription
Essential Collection

Discounts Available for:
Schools
Libraries
Retailers
Wholesalers
Non-profits


See the full list of Rapid Reads.