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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 Middle Ground

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By author: Zoe Whittall
ISBN: 9781459818187
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
In this short novel, Missy Turner's ordinary life is turned upside down.
The Middle Ground
The Next Sure Thing

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By author: Richard Wagamese
ISBN: 9781554699001
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
A young blues guitar player risks everything when he signs on to pick winning horses at the race track for a violent mobster.
The Next Sure Thing
The Night Thief

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By author: Barbara Fradkin
ISBN: 9781459808669
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 144
Price:  $9.95
In this murder mystery, handyman Cedric O’Toole sets out to solve who is raiding his farm and becomes embroiled in a family tragedy.
The Night Thief
The Second Wife

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By author: Brenda Chapman
ISBN: 9781554698325
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL570L
Pages: 128
Price:  $9.95
A cop with a boring desk job tries to solve a case that might save her ex-husband from a lifetime jail sentence.
The Second Wife
The Shadow Killer

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By author: Gail Bowen
ISBN: 9781554698769
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 112
Price:  $9.95
Late-night radio host Charlie D has only two hours to find a troubled young boy and then convince him not to kill his father and the rest of his family.
The Shadow Killer
The Spider Bites

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By author: Medora Sale
ISBN: 9781554692828
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL330L
Pages: 136
Price:  $9.95
Detective Rick Montoya must find out who firebombed his apartment before he can clear his name of a bribery charge.
The Spider Bites
The Thirteenth Rose

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By author: Gail Bowen
ISBN: 9781459802254
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: HL690L
Pages: 112
Price:  $9.95
It's Valentine's night, and late-night radio talk-show host Charlie D's planned discussion of love and satisfaction is derailed when a vigilante group promises to kill one prostitute each hour and post their murders live online.
The Thirteenth Rose
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

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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:
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