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The Bolles School San Jose Campus Swisher Library


Located on the Bolles School San Jose Campus near the Office of College Counseling, Swisher Library is an inviting work space where our students complete course work, meet study groups, access research material, ask a librarian, or simply relax and read.

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eBooks trending on SORA

Water for Elephants

Jacob Janowski’s luck had run out--orphaned and penniless, until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, their only hope for survival.


A memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her abusive survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. 


BOOK 2:  After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The 57 Bus

If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment.