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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.

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Race Against Time

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By author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 9781459808430
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 112
Price:  $9.95
Small-town journalist Claire Abbott investigates a bomb threat in the local high school in this work of crime fiction.
Race Against Time
Rapid Reads Full Collection

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ISBN: 9781459815254
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Price:  $427.85
Short, high-interest fiction for adults and teens.
Rapid Reads Full Collection
Rapid Reads New Titles Pack

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ISBN: 2119
Price:  $79.60
Short, high-interest fiction & nonfiction for adults and teens.
Rapid Reads New Titles Pack
Rundown

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By author: Rick Blechta
ISBN: 9781459810105
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 176
Price:  $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, two Toronto police detectives investigate a series of hit-and-runs.
Rundown
Search and Rescue

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By author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
ISBN: 9781459805767
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 112
Price:  $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, Claire Abbott, a small-town reporter, uses her sixth sense to find a missing girl.
Search and Rescue
Something Noble

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By author: William Kowalski
ISBN: 9781459800137
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
In order to save her son's life, a single mom must try to convince a selfish drug dealer to donate one of his kidneys to his half-brother.
Something Noble
That Dog Won't Hunt

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By author: Lou Allin
ISBN: 9781554693399
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL430L
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
A drifter takes a job at a hunting lodge in Northern Ontario, with the expectation of a big payday for the summer's work. But when the eccentric owner decides to renege on her promises, she ends up dead.
That Dog Won't Hunt
The Artful Goddaughter

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By author: Melodie Campbell
ISBN: 9781459808195
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
Price:  $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, Gina Gallo, Mob goddaughter and unwilling sleuth, tries to return a valuable painting to an art gallery.
The Artful Goddaughter
The Barrio Kings

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By author: William Kowalski
ISBN: 9781554692446
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL310L
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
Rosario Gomez struggles to stay out of the gang life that killed his brother while finishing his high school diploma and preparing for the birth of his first son. But when his old friend Juan gets out of jail, his past returns to haunt him.
The Barrio Kings
The Black Tortoise

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By author: Ronald Tierney
ISBN: 9781459812406
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
In this work of crime fiction, forensic accountant Peter Strand investigates an arts-oriented nonprofit.
The Black Tortoise

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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


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