The Family Upstairs - by Lisa Jewell (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Atria BooksAuthor: Lisa JewellAge Range: AdultFeatured book lists: New York Times BestsellersBook theme: SuspenseLanguage: English About the Book From the New York Times-bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family's past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Book Synopsis INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA COVER TO COVER BOOK CLUB PICK "Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect." --Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author "A haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read." --Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes another page-turning look inside one family's past as buried secrets threaten to come to light. Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she's been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know who I am. She soon learns not only the identity of her birth parents, but also that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion on the banks of the Thames in London's fashionable Chelsea neighborhood, worth millions. Everything in Libby's life is about to change. But what she can't possibly know is that others have been waiting for this day as well--and she is on a collision course to meet them. Twenty-five years ago, police were called to 16 Cheyne Walk with reports of a baby crying. When they arrived, they found a healthy ten-month-old happily cooing in her crib in the bedroom. Downstairs in the kitchen lay three dead bodies, all dressed in black, next to a hastily scrawled note. And the four other children reported to live at Cheyne Walk were gone. In The Family Upstairs, the master of "bone-chilling suspense" (People) brings us the can't-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with the darkest of secrets. Review Quotes Praise for The Family Upstairs: "Mesmerizing. . . Another dark winner from Jewell, who expertly teases out her tricky tale with stunning moments and richly drawn characters." --Booklist (starred review) Praise for Watching You: "Quickly and assuredly, Jewell builds an ecosystem of countervailing suspicions...Tricky, clever, unexpected." --New York Times Book Review "The Family Upstairs is a fresh, inventive take on domestic suspense; effortlessly traversing intimate family secrets and vast, far-reaching conspiracies, Lisa Jewell's newest release is a masterclass in psychological thriller plotting. Come for this book's gorgeous cover and twisty plot, stay for its genuinely surprising and original variations on a story of family secrets and interpersonal suspense. An excellent new release and a standout among 2019's psychological thriller offerings. . . . One of the most genuinely surprising, boundary-pushing psychological suspense novels I have read this year . . . crafted thoughtfully and carefully . . . so effective and authentic." --Crime by the Book "[A] fast-paced, imaginative tale that keeps the reader guessing right up until the book's final pages." --USA Today "Absolutely brilliant. Great characterisation, a fascinating and dark set-up and a great conclusion. She's always great but this is next level stuff." --SARAH PINBOROUGH, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes "No one can write a creepy domestic suspense thriller quite like Lisa Jewell." --Goodreads "So terrifying." --PopSugar "Jewell has a way with the quietly creepy subgenre of domestic suspense." --CrimeReads "Lisa Jewell's story is spellbinding...and impossible to put down. By the time we unravel the last of her mysteries, we're almost choking on the malevolent threads that weave themselves into a coy and satisfying conclusion." --Minneapolis Star Tribune "The domestic suspense master unfurls another delectably familiar tale of family secrets." --Entertainment Weekly "The Family Upstairs twists-and-turns until the very last page." --Bustle "Jewell's chilling psychological thriller follows Libby as she uncovers the dark, twisty secrets of her family's past." --Washington Post "Un-put-downable . . . distinct, well-developed characters, shifting points of view, and a disturbing narrative that pulses with life create an enthralling tale full of surprises." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Taught and fast-paced." --Kirkus Reviews "Lisa Jewell has done it again--rich, dark and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunnit mixes family saga with domestic noir to brilliantly chilling effect." --RUTH WARE, New York Times bestselling author "A haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read. I was desperate to uncover all the twisting mysteries inside The Family Upstairs, layer by tangled layer. Eerie, suspenseful, and completely consuming." --MEGAN MIRANDA, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls "A stunning psychological thriller with a horrific, yet all too believable, family story at its centre. Full of atmosphere and menace. I was gripped from the first page." --ELLY GRIFFITHS, author of The Stranger Diaries "A twisty and engrossing story of betrayal and redemption. Reminiscent of Donna Tartt in scope and quality." --IAN RANKIN, New York Times bestselling author "Lisa Jewell is the most wonderful writer, and funnily enough we've written about a similar theme with our new books--cults, in microcosm and macrocosm. The Family Upstairs is out 8 August and I can't rant enough about how brilliant it is." --ALEX MARWOOD, author of The Wicked Girls "The perfect poolside read. The perfect anywhere read, tbh. This book is riveting, moving, and out in August. Highest possible level of recommendation." --SOPHIE HANNAH, New York Times bestselling author "Utterly compelling. Deliciously dark and twisty with characters who live on in your head. Lisa Jewell just keeps getting better and better." --JANE CORRY, author of My Husband's Wife and I Looked Away "Big Little Lies-esque small town drama with stakes as high as Amy from Gone Girl's IQ, Lisa Jewell's latest thriller is not to be missed." --InStyle "A juicy new page-turner." --Brit+Co "A master at unspooling tightly told tales, Jewell specializes in perfectly-pitched thrillers without sacrificing a drop of her characters' complexities, secrets, and desires, and this latest one is no exception." --The Seattle Review of Books "A twisty whodunit." --Cosmopolitan "A twisty British mystery...Brace yourself as Jewell stacks up the secrets, then lights a long, slow fuse." --People "Intoxicating...[Lisa Jewell] is an author to watch." --Entertainment Weekly "Jewell excels in creating complex characters, building tension and keeping readers in the dark yet riveted until the "Aha!" moments...this thriller unfolds and concludes in a very satisfying way." --Shelf Awareness "This suspense is going to have you turning the pages all night long." --Bustle "Watching You takes the idea of obsession to chilling heights." --PopSugar "[A] spine-tingling thriller...Lisa Jewell's gripping novel Watching You unravels a tangled web of rumors--and a shocking twist." --Real Simple "[A] crafty conundrum...the author smoothly juggles multiple story lines...prepare to be blindsided by the murder victim's identity, not revealed until late in the game--and an even more stunning final surprise. Jewell does a masterly job of maintaining suspense." --Publishers Weekly "An abandoned baby, a surprise inheritance, a cobwebbed Bohemian mansion--The Family Upstairs is rich in mystery from the very first page, and Lisa Jewell's best book yet." --ERIN KELLY, author of He Said, She Said "Eerie and bone-chilling...this page turner surprises and stuns." --Woman's World Magazine "I'm a big fan of Lisa's books and had hoped to save it for my holiday next week, but failed miserably by devouring The Family Upstairs as soon as it arrived. I was hooked from the first page, I think it's her best yet and hands down my favourite book so far this year." --ALICE FEENEY, New York Times bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie "I've just raced through the brilliantly dark and disturbing The Family Upstairs. Absolutely couldn't put it down, it's so good!" --B. A. PARIS, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors "Jewell adeptly weaves together a complex array of characters in her latest thriller. The novel opens with the murder investigation and deftly maintains its intensity and brisk pace...Jewell's use of third-person narration allows her to explore each family's anxieties and sorrows, which ultimately makes this novel's ending all the more unsettling. An engrossing and haunting psychological thriller." --Kirkus Reviews "Jewell weaves a taut multiperspective, domestic/community suspense story that is sure to please fans of Ruth Ware and A.J. Finn." --Library Journal (starred review) "Page one intrigued me. Page three hooked me. By page five, I was consumed. This compulsive, propulsive novel is both a seize-you-by-the-throat thriller and a genuinely moving family drama. Stellar." --A. J. FINN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "Stellar domestic drama...Expert misdirection keeps the reader guessing, and the rug-pulled-out-from-beneath-your-feet conclusion--coupled with one final, bonechilling revelation--is stunning. Best not to bet on anyone. A compulsive read guaranteed to please fans of A. J. Finn and Ruth Ware." --Booklist (starred review) "Whenever I pick up a Lisa Jewell novel I know I'm for a compelling, immersive and unputdownable read and The Family Upstairs is one of her very best. It's an intriguing, claustrophobic and compelling mystery about a family that comes to stay and refuses to leave. I hugely enjoyed it and couldn't put it down." --C. L. TAYLOR, author of The Missing and The Lie "Wow. Lisa Jewell has done it again. I absolutely loved The Family Upstairs. Intriguing, absorbing, unputdownable with characters so real they jump from the page." --LAURA MARSHALL, author of Three Little Lies and Friend Request "Your hands quake. Your breath fades. Your heart wallops your ribs. Medical emergency or Lisa Jewell novel? Few writers of psychological suspense devise such swift, slippery plots; fewer still people their stories with characters so human and complex. The Family Upstairs glitters like a blade and cuts even deeper." --A. J. FINN, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window About The Author Lisa Jewell is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels, including The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone, as well as Invisible Girl and Watching You. Her novels have sold over 5 million copies internationally, and her work has also been translated into twenty-eight languages. Connect with her on Twitter @LisaJewellUK, on Instagram @LisaJewellUK, and on Facebook @LisaJewellOfficial.
Devil Bones ( Temperance Brennan) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Kathy Reichs
Number of Pages: 382Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Mystery + Crime, Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Women, SuspenseSeries Title: Temperance BrennanFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pocket StarAuthor: Kathy ReichsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Now in mass market from the bestselling author, forensic anthropologist, and producer of the FOX television hit Bones—the riveting #1 New York Times bestselling Temperance Brennan novel. In a house under renovation in Charlotte, North Carolina, a plumber discovers a forgotten cellar, and some rather grisly remains—the severed head of a teenage girl, several decapitated chickens, and a couple of cauldrons containing beads, feathers, bones, and other relics of religious ceremonies. In a river not far away, an adolescent boy’s torso carved with a pentagram, is found. Are these crimes the work of Satanists and devil worshippers? Nothing is clear, neither when the deaths occurred, nor where. Was the skull brought to the cellar or was the girl murdered there? As Temperance Brennan is called in to investigate, citizen vigilantes intent on a witch hunt are led by a preacher turned politician, looking for revenge.
Missing, Presumed (Reprint) (Paperback) (Susie Steiner)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .62 PoundsNumber of Pages: 362Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Ds ManonFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Susie SteinerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Includes a bonus chapter from the upcoming new novel Persons Unknown: pages 351-362. Book Synopsis A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice - A page-turning mystery that brings to life a complex and strong-willed detective assigned to a high-risk missing persons case NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL "An extraordinarily assured police procedural in the tradition of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George."--Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer "Surprise-filled . . . one of the most ambitious police procedurals of the year. Detective Bradshaw's biting wit is a bonus."--The Wall Street Journal "Missing, Presumed has future BBC miniseries written all over it."--Redbook "A highly charismatic and engaging story."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "This combination of police procedural and an unfolding family drama that continuously twists and turns will work well for fans of Kate Atkinson and Tana French."--Booklist At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to help herself fall asleep--and receives an alert that sends her to a puzzling crime scene. Edith Hind--a beautiful graduate student at Cambridge University and daughter of the surgeon to the Royal Family--has been missing for nearly twenty-four hours. Her home offers few clues: a smattering of blood in the kitchen, her keys and phone left behind, the front door ajar but showing no signs of forced entry. Manon instantly knows that this case will be big--and that every second is crucial to finding Edith alive. The investigation starts with Edith's loved ones: her attentive boyfriend, her reserved best friend, her patrician parents. As the search widens and press coverage reaches a frenzied pitch, secrets begin to emerge about Edith's tangled love life and her erratic behavior leading up to her disappearance. With no clear leads, Manon summons every last bit of her skill and intuition to close the case, and what she discovers will have shocking consequences not just for Edith's family but for Manon herself. Suspenseful and keenly observed, Missing, Presumed is a brilliantly twisting novel of how we seek connection, grant forgiveness, and reveal the truth about who we are. Praise for Missing, Presumed "Smart, stylish . . . Manon is portrayed with an irresistible blend of sympathy and snark. By the time she hits bottom, professionally and privately, we're entirely caught up in her story."--The New York Times Book Review "Nuanced suspense that's perfect for Kate Atkinson fans."--People "Drenched in character and setting, with pinpoint detail that breathes life and color into every sentence."--The News & Observer "You might come to Missing, Presumed for the police procedural; you'll stay for the layered, authentic characters that Steiner brings to life."--Bethanne Patrick, NPR "Where [Susie] Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters. . . . It all adds up to a world that feels much bigger than the novel in which it is contained."--The Guardian Review Quotes "Smart, stylish . . . Manon is portrayed with an irresistible blend of sympathy and snark. By the time she hits bottom, professionally and privately, we're entirely caught up in her story."--The New York Times Book Review "Nuanced suspense that's perfect for Kate Atkinson fans."--People "[A] wonderfully written novel . . . [Susie] Steiner tells her well-populated and surprise-filled story in the present tense and from five different points of view, including that of the missing student's mother. The author gets inside the minds and lives of her book's socially disparate personalities with the grace of a novelist of manners, even as she pulls tight the strands of one of the most ambitious police procedurals of the year. Detective Bradshaw's biting wit is a bonus."--The Wall Street Journal "You might come to Missing, Presumed for the police procedural; you'll stay for the layered, authentic characters that Steiner brings to life."--Bethanne Patrick, NPR "Missing, Presumed has future BBC miniseries written all over it."--Redbook "Drenched in character and setting, with pinpoint detail that breathes life and color into every sentence."--The News & Observer "A new and complex police heroine . . . a highly charismatic and engaging story."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "This combination of police procedural and an unfolding family drama that continuously twists and turns will work well for fans of Kate Atkinson and Tana French."--Booklist "Dazzling . . . Missing, Presumed is an extraordinarily assured police procedural in the tradition of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George--the surprises continue to the last page as Susie Steiner blasts expectations and assumptions to dig deep into questions of trust, betrayal, class, and family bonds."--Joseph Finder, author of The Fixer "A vein of dark humor pulses beneath this compelling whodunit with an appealing, complicated heroine at its center."--Publishers Weekly "Where Steiner excels is in the depth and clarity with which she depicts her characters. . . . It all adds up to a world that feels much bigger than the novel in which it is contained."--The Guardian "Missing, Presumed is fast-paced, twisty and full of realistic characters and scenarios. With any luck Detective Bradshaw will be back in future instalments, since she is a quirky, likable character, capable of carrying a series."--Vancouver Sun "Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw is appealing, multifaceted, and unforgettable. She charges through Missing, Presumed with twin goals--to find the body, and to find durable love. The resolution of this gripping novel astonishes, and leaves a long afterglow."--Amity Gaige, author of Schroder "Manon Bradshaw is a messed-up, big-hearted detective in the best tradition."--Harriet Lane, author of Her "Missing, Presumed hits the sweet spot between literary and crime fiction. The plot is thrilling, with a twist that knocked me sideways, swiftly followed by another one that knocked me back in the other direction. More than that, the characters became dear friends of mine over the course of the book. I'm already looking forward to the next one."--Erin Kelly, author of Broadchurch "Missing, Presumed is a gripping, suspenseful, gratifyingly unpredictable detective novel, with enough plot twists to satisfy fans of the genre. But it's also a beautifully written reflection on loneliness, and that's what will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. I hope we'll see more of Susie Steiner's prickly, all-too-human DS Manon Bradshaw!"--Maggie Mitchell, author of Pretty Is "Within a chapter, DS Manon Bradshaw announces herself as a detective to follow through books and books to come. Here's a treat for those who love their crime fiction rich in psychology, beautifully written, and laced with dark humor. Dive in."--Lucie Whitehouse, author of Before We Met "A complex, gripping read . . . The mystery behind Edith Hind's disappearance is filled to the hilt with provocative breadcrumbs, making for a page-turning literary crime novel that is nicely balanced by the all-too-relatable human foibles of lonely DS Manon Bradshaw."--Suzanne Rindell, author of The Other Typist "There is a secret pulsing at the heart of this police procedural-slash-family thriller, and it isn't only the truth about where beautiful young Edith Hind has gone. In heroine Manon Bradshaw, readers will find a character so real she bleeds. As Manon exposes the mystery behind Edith's disappearance, she also reveals the truth about her own loneliness and life. Best of all, perhaps, in both women's redemption, we discover the potential for our own."--Jenny Milchman, author of Cover of Snow About The Author Susie Steiner is a former Guardian journalist. She was a commissioning editor for that paper for eleven years and prior to that worked for The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and the Evening Standard. She lives in London with her husband and two children.
Hidden Cove - (Solace Island) by Meg Tilly (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Solace IslandFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: ContemporaryAuthor: Meg TillyLanguage: English About the Book Oscar-nominated actress Tilly strikes again with the third gripping contemporary romantic suspense novel set on the idyllic Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest. As Zelia begins looking into the circumstances of her friend's death, what she uncovers will put her life in imminent danger. Book Synopsis Oscar-nominated actress Meg Tilly strikes again with the third gripping contemporary romantic suspense novel set on the idyllic Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest. When Solace Island gallery owner Zelia Thompson's close friend Alexus Feinstein of the prestigious art gallery Feinstein & Co. dies of a drug overdose, Zelia's intuition sounds an alarm. The Alexus she knew didn't do drugs and had everything to live for. As Zelia begins looking into the circumstances of her friend's death, what she uncovers will put her life in imminent danger. Will Zelia--with the help of the reclusive crime fiction novelist Gabe Conaghan--be able to unravel the mysterious happenings surrounding Alexus's untimely death? Or will she become the bloodthirsty artist's next victim? Review Quotes Praise for Hidden Cove Tense plotting...a strong installment that hopefully portends more.--Booklist Praise for Solace Island "A high-energy page-turner that delivers a feisty heroine, a sexy hero, a lot of warm-hearted romantic-comedy and some very chilling suspense--all done with a fresh, modern edge."--New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz "Solace Island sparkles with the winning combination of mystery and romance sprinkled with humor and a very sexy hero. What's not to love?"--New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart "Fast-paced and fun, great reading entertainment."--New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin "With steady pacing and engaging storytelling, Flynn effortlessly blends mystery and romance in a contemporary style that makes this story stand out. This sexy, heartfelt romance is sure to delight readers everywhere."--RT Book Reviews "[A] fetching debut...(a) satisfying romance in a cozy town setting."--Library Journal (starred review) About the Author Meg Tilly may be best known for her acclaimed Golden Globe-winning performance in the movie Agnes of God. After publishing six standout young adult and literary women's fiction novels, the award-winning author/actress decided to write the kind of books she loves to read: romance novels. Tilly has three grown children and resides with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.
Crime and Punishment - (Enriched Classics) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 676Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ClassicsSeries Title: Enriched ClassicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAge Range: AdultAuthor: Fyodor DostoyevskyLanguage: English Book Synopsis ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP Dostoyevsky's penetrating study of a man for whom the distinction between right and wrong disappears, and a riveting portrait of guilt and retribution. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: - A concise introduction that gives readers important background information - A chronology of the author's life and work - A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context - An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations - Detailed explanatory notes - Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work - Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction - A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night ( Vintage Contemporaries) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Mark Haddon
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiterarySeries Title: Vintage ContemporariesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Vintage BooksAuthor: Mark HaddonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, Ltd., 2003. Book Synopsis A bestselling modern classic--both poignant and funny--about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years. Review Quotes "Gloriously eccentric and wonderfully intelligent." --The Boston Globe "Moving. . . . Think of The Sound and the Fury crossed with The Catcher in the Rye and one of Oliver Sacks's real-life stories." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesThis is an amazing novel. An amazing book. --The Dallas Morning News "A superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy." --Ian McEwan, author of Atonement "Brilliant. . . . Delightful. . . . Very moving, very plausible--and very funny." --Oliver Sacks "Superb. . . . Bits of wisdom fairly leap off the page." --Newsday "Disorienting and reorienting the reader to devastating effect. . . . As suspenseful and harrowing as anything in Conan Doyle." --Jay McInerney, The New York Times Book Review "Extraordinarily moving, often blackly funny. . . . It is hard to think of anyone who would not be moved and delighted by this book." --Financial Times, London Both clever and observant. --The Washington Post "Full of whimsical surprises and tender humor." --People "[Haddon] illuminates a core of suffering through the narrowly focused insights of a boy who hasn't the words to describe emotional pain." --New York Daily News Outstanding. . . . A stunningly good read. --The Independent "Engrossing . . . flawlessly imagined and deeply affecting." --Time Out New York "A remarkable book from a writer with very special talent." --Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Curious Incident is the rare book that repays reading twice in quick succession." --Detroit Free Press Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero. --The Daily Telegraph "This original and affecting novel is a triumph of empathy." --The New Yorker "Haddon's book illuminates the way one mind works so precisely, so humanely, that it reads like both an acutely observed case study and an artful exploration of a different 'mystery' the thoughts and feeling we share even with those very different from us." --Entertainment Weekly "Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally disassociated mind is a superb achievement. He is a wise and bleakly funny writer with rare gifts of empathy." --Ian McEwan, author of Atonement A murder mystery, a road atlas, a postmodern canvas of modern sensory overload, a coming-of-age journal and lastly a really affecting look at the grainy inconsistency of parental and romantic love and its failures. . . . In this striking first novel, Mark Haddon is both clever and observant, and the effect is vastly affecting. --The Washington Post"Haddon's gentle humor reminds us that facts don't add up to a life, that we understand ourselves only through metaphor." --Chicago Tribune"Beautifully written. . . . Heart-in-the-mouth stuff, terrifying and moving. Haddon is to be congratulated for imagining a new kind of hero, for the humbling instruction this warm and often funny novel offers and for showing that the best lives are lived where difference is cherished." --The Daily Telegraph "A detective story with a difference. . . . [Haddon] has given his unlikely hero a convincing voice-and the detective novel an interesting twist." --The Economist Think Huck Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, or the early chapters of David Copperfield. --Houston Chronicle"A tale full of cheeky surprises and tender humor. . . . A touching evolution." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"Funny, sad and totally convincing." --Time More so than precursors like The Sound and the Fury and Flowers for Algernon, The Curious Incident is a radical experiment in empathy. --The Village Voice"One of the strangest and most convincing characters in recent fiction." --Slate "I have never read anything quite like Mark Haddon's funny and agonizingly honest book, or encountered a narrator more vivid and memorable. I advise you to buy two copies; you won't want to lend yours out." --Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha"At once funny and achingly sad, this thought-provoking debut may leave us wondering if our worn coping skills are really any better than Christopher's." --The News and Observer"Filled with humor and pain, [The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time] verges on profundity." --San Jose Mercury News "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brims with imagination, empathy, and vision-plus it's a lot of fun to read." --Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season About The Author Mark Haddon is the author of the bestselling novels The Red House and A Spot of Bother. His novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and is the basis for the Tony Award-winning play. He is the author of a collection of poetry, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, has written and illustrated numerous children's books, and has won awards for both his radio dramas and his television screenplays. He teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and lives in Oxford, England.
The Golden Notebook - (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Doris Lessing (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 635Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ClassicsSeries Title: Harper Perennial Modern ClassicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper PerennialAge Range: AdultAuthor: Doris LessingLanguage: English About the Book Originally published: New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962. Book Synopsis The Golden Notebook is Doris Lessing's most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole generation of women. -- New York Times Book ReviewAnna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a red one she records her political life, her disillusionment with communism. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine relives part of her own experience. And in a blue one she keeps a personal diary. Finally, in love with an American writer and threatened with insanity, Anna resolves to bring the threads of all four books together in a golden notebook.Lessing's best-known and most influential novel, The Golden Notebook retains its extraordinary power and relevance decades after its initial publication. From the Back Cover Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a red one she records her political life, her disillusionment with communism. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine relives part of her own experience. And in a blue one she keeps a personal diary. Finally, in love with an American writer and threatened with insanity, Anna resolves to bring the threads of all four books together in a golden notebook.Doris Lessing's best-known and most influential novel, The Golden Notebook retains its extraordinary power and relevance decades after its initial publication. Review Quotes "A rewarding book, and an unusually perceptive one."--Milwaukee Journal"A work of high seriousness....Absorbing and exciting."--Irving Howe, New Republic"No ordinary work of fiction...The technique, in a word, is brilliant."--Saturday Review"The Golden Notebook is Doris Lessing's most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole generation of women."--Elizabeth Hardwick, New York Times Book Review"This exciting writer has tried much, aimed high, and has paraded a galaxy of gifts."--Baltimore Sun
Liar, Liar - by Lisa Jackson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.4 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 496Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kensington Pub CorpAuthor: Lisa JacksonAge Range: AdultBook theme: Crime, Psychological, SuspenseLanguage: English About the Book In this riveting page-turner from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Jackson, a woman searches for the mother she hasn't seen in 20 years, and uncovers a nightmare of greed and deception. Tall Premium Edition. Book Synopsis IF YOU TELL A LIE Twenty years ago, ex-beauty queen Didi Storm worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator. Now, in death, she's finally getting the publicity she always craved. To the police, it looks like suicide, or a stunt gone wrong. Her estranged daughter, Remmi, knows the answer isn't so simple. Though dressed in Didi's clothes and wig, the broken body on the sidewalk isn't Didi . . . THERE'S NO DOUBT Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. En route to meet her crush, Noah Scott, Remmi secretly witnessed Didi handing over one of her newborn twins to a strange man. Then Didi disappeared, as did Remmi's other half-sibling. Remmi pleaded with the authorities to find them, with no success. Yet she's always sensed that someone is watching her . . . YOU WILL DIE Noah, now running his own PI firm, resurfaces in Remmi's life, determined to find out what happened that long-ago night. As they dig deeper, the truth about Remmi's family begins to emerge--a story of greed and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden . . . About The Author LISA JACKSON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy-five novels, including Liar, Liar; One Last Breath; You Will Pay; After She's Gone; Close to Home; Tell Me; Deserves to Die; You Don't Want to Know; Running Scared; and Shiver. She has over thirty million copies of her books in print in nineteen languages. She lives with her family and three rambunctious dogs in the Pacific Northwest. Readers can visit her website at www.lisajackson.com and find her on Facebook.
The Farmer's Bride - (Amish Brides of Birch Creek Novel) by Kathleen Fuller (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Amish & MennoniteSeries Title: Amish Brides of Birch Creek NovelFormat: PaperbackPublisher: ZondervanAge Range: AdultAuthor: Kathleen FullerLanguage: English About the Book From bestselling author Kathleen Fuller comes a heartwarming romantic comedy set in the beloved Amish community of Birch Creek. Book Synopsis From bestselling author Kathleen Fuller comes a heartwarming romantic comedy set in the beloved Amish community of Birch Creek. "Once you open the book, you won't put it down until you've reached the end."--Amy Clipston, bestselling author of A Seat by the Hearth, for The Teacher's Bride They promised to keep each other's secrets . . . not realizing they were about to make some of their own. Martha Detweiler has a problem many Amish women her age would envy: she's the only single woman in a community of young men, and they're all competing for her favor. Overwhelmed by the unwanted attention, Martha finds herself constantly fleeing from her would-be suitors, dismayed at what her life has come to. Birch Creek's resident matchmaker, Cevilla Schlabach, suggests a solution: Martha and the bishop's son, Seth Yoder, should pretend they are dating. What better way to keep the other young men away? But Seth is the only man around not interested in Martha. He has a secret hobby that keeps him away from social gatherings: woodcarving. Having grown up in poverty, he's determined to keep his father's farm successful, even if it means he has no time for dating. Then Delilah Stoll, a new resident of Birch Creek, eyes Seth as the perfect man for her granddaughter. Suddenly Cevilla's proposition doesn't seem all that ludicrous. Can Seth and Martha convince their family and friends to leave them alone? The second book in bestselling author Kathleen Fuller's Amish Brides of Birch Creek series, The Farmer's Bride celebrates the unexpected power of love and the joy of discovering God's calling.
House on Olive Street - Original by Robyn Carr (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .7 PoundsNumber of Pages: 464Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Women, Romance, FriendshipFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harlequin BooksAuthor: Robyn CarrAge Range: AdultBook theme: ContemporaryLanguage: English About the Book "Sable--Her bestselling novels have made her a star, but the woman who has everything, in fact, has nothing but a past she is desperate to hide. Elly--The intellectual who has hidden herself within the walls of academia, afraid to admit she is tired of being alone. Barbara Ann--The talent behind twenty-six romance novels wakes up one day to discover she's lost control of her career, her sanity and her family. Beth--Her popular mysteries have become the only way she can fight against the secret tyranny of an abusive husband. In the house on Olive Street, away from their troubles, the four women discover something marvelous: themselves. And along the way they realize a dream. For, in telling the story of a remarkable woman, their own lives begin to change"-- Book Synopsis When a group of writers loses a member, a summer spent sorting through her things offers the perfect escape for the friends who loved and miss her. Sable has everything and her bestselling novels have made her a star. But she has a past she is desperate to hide. Elly is an intellectual who has hidden herself within the walls of academia, afraid to admit she is tired of being alone. Barbara Ann is the talent behind twenty-six romance novels, but she's lost control of her career and her family. Beth's popular mysteries have become the only way she can fight against the secret tyranny of an abusive husband. Gathering in Gabby's house on Olive Street, away from their troubles, the four women discover something wonderful: themselves. And together they realize a dream. For, in telling the story of a remarkable woman, their own stories begin to change. Review Quotes The four women are wonderfully human, non-cardboard characters who deal with the little - and sometimes big - struggles of life and find succor and support in one another. --All About Romance, on THE HOUSE ON OLIVE STREET Sweet and heart-felt...filled with women's friendships, love and family. Each character is well-constructed and multi-dimensional -- you feel as if you've known them for a long time.... A story that shows the importance of meaningful friendships and how women can empower not only themselves, but each other. --Always with a Book, on THE HOUSE ON OLIVE STREET Brimming with insight, tender sensuality, sympathetic characters, and family anxiety, this story blends painful realities with healing love in a strong, uplifting tale that will lure both women's fiction and romance fans.-Library Journal, starred review, on The View from Alameda Island This is well-crafted women's fiction, where the emotional journey is paramount, and the satisfying focus on Lauren's innermost feelings and thoughts does not disappoint.-BookTrib on The View from Alameda Island The summer flies by as old wounds are healed, new alliances are formed, and lives are changed forever... With strong relationship dynamics, juicy secrets, and a heartwarming ending, it's a blissful beach read. --Kirkus Reviews on The Summer That Made Us A layered, well-paced plot and flawed, three-dimensional characters whom readers will care about make this a quick and entertaining read for those who relish contemporary family sagas with strong female characters as well as readers who like their stories tinged with romance. -Library Journal on The Life She Wants A satisfying reinvention story that handles painful issues with a light and uplifting touch. -Kirkus Reviews on The Life She Wants This novel of sisters and secrets has a pleasant setting, a leisurely pace, and a sweet story line...that will please fans of Carr's Virgin River series. Themes of responsibility, forgiveness, and the agony and ecstasy of female relatives will appeal to readers of Debbie Macomber and Susan Wiggs. -Booklist on THE SUMMER THAT MADE US
For the Duke's Eyes Only - (School for Dukes) by Lenora Bell (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .39 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: School for DukesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Lenora BellAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "USA Today"-bestselling author Bell's second novel in her enchanting School for Dukes series spins the unforgettable tale of a beautiful archaeologist and the one man she must--but cannot--forget. Original. Original. Book Synopsis If adventure has a name...it must be Lady India Rochester. The intrepid archaeologist possesses a sharp blade and an even sharper knack for uncovering history's forgotten women. Unfortunately, she has one annoying weakness: the dangerously handsome Duke of Ravenwood. Former best friend. Current enemy. And the man who dared to break her heart.Daniel Bonds, the Duke of Ravenwood, is a thrill-seeking antiquities hunter who only plays by one rule: Never fall in love. He's in it for the fortune and glory. At least that's what he wants the world to think. He's sworn to hide his tangled web of secrets, especially from the one woman he cares about and will protect at any cost.But when a priceless relic is stolen from the British Museum, the rivals must align forces. Racing to recover the stolen antiquity and avert an international disaster? All in a day's work. Avoiding their buried feelings? More and more impossible. For love is about to become the greatest treasure of all.The grand adventure begins...now! From the Back Cover If adventure has a name...it must be Lady India Rochester. The intrepid archaeologist possesses a sharp wit and an even sharper knack for uncovering history's forgotten women. Unfortunately, she has one annoying weakness: the dangerously handsome Duke of Ravenwood. Former best friend. Current enemy. And the man who dared to break her heart.Daniel, the Duke of Ravenwood, is a thrill-seeking antiquities hunter who plays by only one rule: Never fall in love. He's in it for the fortune and glory. At least that's what he wants the world to think. He's sworn to hide his tangled web of secrets, especially from the one woman he cares about and will protect at any cost.But when a priceless relic is stolen from the British Museum, the rivals must align forces. Racing to recover the stolen antiquity and avert an international disaster? All in a day's work. Avoiding their buried feelings? More and more impossible. For love is about to become the greatest treasure of all.The grand adventure begins...now! Review Quotes "Bell (the Disgraceful Dukes series) makes this her own story, piling on plenty of witty dialogue, unconventional characters, and hints of mystery to leave readers both satisfied and eager for the next in the series."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "RITA-nominated Bell proves she is in fine literary fettle with the latest marvelously creative addition to her School of Dukes series...by serving up another small-scale romantic masterpiece, whose beguiling combination of winsome writing, wicked wit, and steamy sensuality is simply too good to miss."--Booklist (starred review) "Bell is loved by her fans for bringing suspense and explicit passion to the pages of her historical romances, and the latest entry in her School for Dukes series fits the bill."--Kirkus Reviews "In the first entry in her new School for Dukes series, Bell (Blame It on the Duke, 2017, etc.) reimagines the story of Mary Poppins for the Regency era, with delightful results that go beyond the typical fairy tale [...] A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious start to a new Regency series."--Kirkus Reviews
Who Is Maud Dixon? - by Alexandra Andrews (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyAuthor: Alexandra AndrewsAge Range: AdultBook theme: PsychologicalLanguage: English About the Book Florence Darrow is a low-level publishing employee who believes that she's destined to be a famous writer. When she stumbles into a job the assistant to the brilliant, enigmatic novelist known as Maud Dixon -- whose true identity is a secret -- it appears that the universe is finally providing Florence's big chance. The arrangement seems perfect. Maud Dixon (whose real name, Florence discovers, is Helen Wilcox) can be prickly, but she is full of pointed wisdom -- not only on how to write, but also on how to live. Florence quickly falls under Helen's spell and eagerly accompanies her to Morocco, where Helen's new novel is set. Amidst the colorful streets of Marrakesh and the wind-swept beaches of the coast, Florence's life at last feels interesting enough to inspire a novel of her own. But when Florence wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car accident, with no memory of the previous night -- and no sign of Helen -- she's tempted to take a shortcut. Instead of hiding in Helen's shadow, why not upgrade into Helen's life? Not to mention her bestselling pseudonym... Taut, twisty, and viciously entertaining, Who is Maud Dixon is a stylish psychological thriller about how far into the darkness you're willing to go to claim the life you always wanted. Book Synopsis A "stylish and sharp" character-driven suspense novel, "with wicked hairpin turns," about a famous novelist and a small-town striver locked in a struggle for fortune and fame. (Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette?) Florence Darrow is a low-level publishing employee who believes that she's destined to be a famous writer. When she stumbles into a job the assistant to the brilliant, enigmatic novelist known as Maud Dixon -- whose true identity is a secret -- it appears that the universe is finally providing Florence's big chance. The arrangement seems perfect. Maud Dixon (whose real name, Florence discovers, is Helen Wilcox) can be prickly, but she is full of pointed wisdom -- not only on how to write, but also on how to live. Florence quickly falls under Helen's spell and eagerly accompanies her to Morocco, where Helen's new novel is set. Amidst the colorful streets of Marrakesh and the wind-swept beaches of the coast, Florence's life at last feels interesting enough to inspire a novel of her own. But when Florence wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car accident, with no memory of the previous night -- and no sign of Helen -- she's tempted to take a shortcut. Instead of hiding in Helen's shadow, why not upgrade into Helen's life? Not to mention her bestselling pseudonym . . . Taut, twisty, and viciously entertaining, Who is Maud Dixon is a stylish psychological thriller about how far into the darkness you're willing to go to claim the life you always wanted. One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021 GoodReads * LitHub * CrimeReads * Town & Country * New York Post * Wall Street Journal Review Quotes "Fans of psychological thrillers like Patricia Highsmith's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" will love Andrews' debut novel. . . . the story is full of twists and turns that will leave you hooked."--Harlan Coben, TODAY "In this addition to the list of reasons one should not travel to Morocco with a too-good-to-be-true new acquaintance, the dissatisfied young editorial staffer with lofty literary goals and a penchant for stealing her roommate's yogurts falls into a dream gig assisting her mysterious favorite writer, Maud Dixon; false identities and murderous hijinks ensue."--Vanity Fair "Once the two women land in Morocco, the sinister game of shedding identities begins and Maud and Florence begin tossing their passports back and forth like hot potatoes . . . or hand grenades. Who Is Maud Dixon? turns out to be much more than a question about authorship; indeed, it's a question fraught with life and death consequences. Andrews's novel is sharp, unpredictable and enormously entertaining. To say anything more would ruin the fun of reading -- and being lightly appalled -- by it."--Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post "Smart, slyly clever debut . . . . Andrews skillfully delves into each woman's true personality, driving Who Is Maud Dixon? into an incisive look at ambition, greed, identity and celebrity worship. . . . Andrews' wicked sense of humor and intelligent plotting deliver a briskly paced novel filled with inventive twists reminiscent of "All About Eve," "Gaslight" and any Patricia Highsmith novel. Who Is Maud Dixon? establishes Andrews as an author to watch."--South Florida Sun-Sentinel "The two women at the center of this story are complicated, to say the very least. Full of diabolical twists and turns and lush settings (Morocco, anyone?), this is one of the best thrillers out this year."--Fiona Davis, Good Morning America "Cunningly plotted . . . . Who Is Maud Dixon? is a wickedly fun study in deception, secrets, striving and longing. Andrews's stylish, intricate debut novel showcases deft prose and expert use of tone and atmosphere. What means might one justify to grasp the life she really wants and (she's tempted to believe) deserves? These memorable pages hold one possible answer."--Shelf Awareness "Dark comedy meets twisty thriller . . . . Couldn't be more fun."--People magazine "Devilishly clever debut . . . At every diabolical twist and turn, Andrews' impish sense of humor peeks around the corner to jack up the fun. Terrific characters, vivid settings, and a deliciously dastardly, cunningly constructed plot."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In-jokes about the publishing industry. Check. References to Lydia Davis and Renata Adler. Check. Wicked and ambitious female Ripley-like characters. Check. Andrews's amusingly mean-spirited thriller ticks off a lot of boxes -- so much so that I basically plowed through this unexpected, high-low of a surprise."--Vulture/NY Magazine "Keen-eyed satire with the sly unpredictability of a first-rate thriller."--Airmail "Set aside some time for this one, because once you crack it open, you won't want to put it down until every last question is answered."--Book Reporter "The debut novel everyone will be talking about this spring is a twisty, spicy tête-à-tête that pits two very determined women against each other -- but in a good way."--Entertainment Weekly "Who Is Maud Dixon? combines a rapid-fire plot with larger questions of authenticity and authorship, creating an edgy and distinct work that is as compelling as the mysterious figure at its center."--Chloe Schama, Vogue "Devilishly plotted debut . . . barrel[s] full-speed towards a breathtaking series of Highsmith-style twists and a stunning conclusion. This darkly comic take on contemporary publishing may well leave readers asking, 'Who is Alexandra Andrews?'"--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Identity theft takes on a new meaning in this fresh and arresting thriller. . . . Andrews' debut is a page-turning, surprising read."--Booklist (starred review) "A sparkling debut that will keep you guessing."--New York Post "Part Elena Ferrante, part Patricia Highsmith-themed thriller, Who Is Maud Dixon? is set to be one of the buzziest debut novels of the year."--Wall Street Journal "Who Is Maud Dixon? has enough twists and turns (really good ones!) to make you dizzy for a week. Dizzy with joy! By the end of the book you'll start wondering if author Alexandra Andrews might be a murderer herself."--James Patterson "A tense, addictive page-turner that'll make readers think twice about heroes, bosses, and other dangerous creatures." --Town & Country "Captivating debut! Who is Maud Dixon? is a beautifully written literary thriller with a sumptuous Moroccan setting. What's not to love?"--Elin Hilderbrand, author of 28 Summers "Smoothly written, nimbly plotted--yet also buzzing with an irresistible intensity and relish. Roaring round of applause here."--AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window "Who Is Maud Dixon? channels the spirit of Patricia Highsmith at her finest: Alexandra Andrews' deliciously witty, surprising and sly novel will keep you riveted to the last page."--Claire Messud, author of The Burning Girl "A Hitchcockian mashup about egos in every sense of the word, Who is Maud Dixon? never sacrifices graceful prose and acute insights for its breakneck pace. 'Unputdownable' has become overused praise, but it fully applies here; it is impossible to start Alexandra Andrews's novel and not feel compelled to speed through its switchback twists to its conclusion."--Teddy Wayne, author of Apartment "Who is Maud Dixon? is clever, cunning, and diabolical in the best possible way. Anyone longing for a good old-fashioned thrill need look no further."--Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House "Stylish and sharp, with wicked hairpin turns, Who Is Maud Dixon? is part Patricia Highsmith, part All About Eve and pure fun."--Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette? About The Author Alexandra Andrews has worked as a journalist, editor and copywriter in New York and Paris. Who Is Maud Dixon? is her first novel. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and children.
The Magician King (Paperback) by Lev Grossman
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 448Genre: Science Fiction + FantasySub-Genre: FantasySeries Title: Magician Series, #2Format: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin Group (USA) IncorporatedAuthor: Lev GrossmanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "The Magician King" is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic--an epic quest for the Harry Potter generation. Grossman proves that he is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis, and on the cutting edge of literary fantasy. Book Synopsis Return to Fillory in the riveting sequel to the New York Times bestseller and literary phenomenon, The Magicians, now an original series on SYFY, from the author of the #1 bestselling The Magician's Land. Quentin Coldwater should be happy. He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillory--a fictional utopia--was actually real. But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace. His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring. Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets off--only to somehow wind up back in the real world and not in Fillory, as they'd hoped. As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia's illicitly learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth. Review Quotes "[A] serious, heartfelt novel [that] turns the machinery of fantasy inside out."--The New York Times (Editor's Choice) "A spellbinding stereograph, a literary adventure novel that is also about privilege, power, and the limits of being human. The Magician King is a triumphant sequel."--NPR.org "[The Magician King] is The Catcher in the Rye for devotees of alternative universes. It's dazzling and devil-may-care. . . . Grossman has created a rare, strange, and scintillating novel."--Chicago Tribune "The Magician King is a rare achievement, a book that simultaneously criticizes and celebrates our deep desire for fantasy."--The Boston Globe "Grossman has devised an enchanted milieu brimming with possibility, and his sly authorial voice gives it a literary life that positions The Magician King well above the standard fantasy fare."--San Francisco Chronicle "Grossman expands his magical world into a boundless enchanted universe, and his lively characters navigate it with aplomb."--The New Yorker "Grossman is brilliant at creating brainy, distinct, flawed, complex characters, and nearly as good at running them through narrative gauntlets that inventively tweak the stories that generations have grown up on."--The Portland Oregonian "The Magician King, the immensely entertaining new novel by Lev Grossman, manages to be both deep and deeply enjoyable."--Chicago Sun-Times "Readers who have already enjoyed The Magicians should lose no time in picking up The Magician King. For those who haven't, read both books: Grossman's work is solid, smart, and engaging adult fantasy."--The Miami Herald "Now that Harry Potter is through in books and films, grown-up fans of the boy wizard might want to give this nimble fantasy series a try."--New York Post "Lev Grossman's The Magician King is a fresh take on the fantasy-quest novel--dark, austere, featuring characters with considerable psychological complexity, a collection of idiosyncratic talking animals (a sloth who knows the path to the underworld, a dragon in the Grand Canal), and splendid set pieces in Venice, Provence, Cornwall, and Brooklyn."--The Daily Beast "In this page-turning follow-up to his bestselling 2009 novel The Magicians, Grossman takes another dark, sarcastically sinister stab at fantasy, set in the Narnia-esque realm of Fillory."--Entertainment Weekly "The Magician King is clearly the middle book in a trilogy, but it's that rare creature that bridges the gap between tales and still stands on its own. And just as the first book showed that growing up is hard no matter how much power you have, it shows that becoming an adult involves far more than just reaching the right age."--The A.V. Club "Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom--not to be missed."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Fans of The Magicians will find this sequel a feast and will be delighted that a jaw-dropping denouement surely promises a third volume to come."--Booklist About The Author LEV GROSSMAN is the book critic for Time magazine and author of five novels, including the international bestseller Codex and the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
Juror #3 - by James Patterson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 412Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: CrimeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Grand Central PubAuthor: James PattersonAge Range: AdultBook theme: SuspenseLanguage: English Book Synopsis A young attorney is defending her client in a racially charged felony case -- but in a town of old money and hidden secrets, her first trial may be her last in this #1 New York Times bestselling legal thriller.Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the State Bar -- and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel.The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college football star who has returned home after a career-ending injury, and she is determined to build a defense that will stick. She finds help in unexpected quarters from Suzanne, a hard-charging attorney armed to the teeth, and Shorty, a diner cook who knows more than he lets on.Ruby never belonged to the country club set, but once she nearly married into it. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby's ex-fiancé shows up on her doorstep -- a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As lurid, intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury. They may be hiding the most incendiary secret of all. Review Quotes "I can't believe how good Patterson is . . . He's always on the mark."--Larry King, USA Today "Patterson's books might as well come with movie tickets as a bonus feature." --New York Times About The Author James Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school libraries. Nancy Allen practiced law for fifteen years in her native Ozarks and is now a law instructor at Missouri State University. She is the author of the Ozarks Mystery series.
American Gods (Paperback) (Neil Gaiman)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 2.1 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 750Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Neil GaimanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book -Now a Starz original series---Front cover. Book Synopsis Now a STARZ(R) Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber.Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing--an epic war for the very soul of America--and that he is standing squarely in its path."Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose--American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages."--Washington Post From the Back Cover Now a STARZ(R) Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo SchreiberLocked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing--an epic war for the very soul of America--and that he is standing squarely in its path. Review Quotes "American Gods manages to reinvent, and reassert, the enduring importance of fantastic literature itself in this late age of the world. Dark fun, and nourishing to the soul."--Michael Chabon "Gaiman returns to the fertile killing ground that nourished The Sandman: that peculiarly American crossroads where pop culture intersects with religion, violence and death."--Village Voice Literary Supplement "Immensely rewarding . . . . Suffused with . . . powerful imagery and deftly painted characters . . . . A finely crafted novel of weight and significance [with] poetic descriptions, sharp-eyed criticism, and first-rate storytelling. There is much to enjoy, to admire, and to ponder in this unforgettable tale."--Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose-American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages."--Washington Post "Pointed, occasionally comic, often scary, consistently moving and provocative . . . . American Gods is strewn with secrets and magical visions."--USA Today "Provocative yet fun . . . Gaiman has applied his vast breadth of knowledge about all things mythological to a truly high concept."--Entertainment Weekly American Gods is like a fast run downhill through a maze -- both exhilarating and twisted.--Jane Lindskold, author of Changer and American Gods is sexy, thrilling, dark, funny and poetic.--Teller, of Penn & Teller "Original, engrossing, and endlessly inventive."--George R. R. Martin
Call Me by Your Name - by André Aciman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LGBTFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Picador USAAge Range: AdultBook theme: GayAuthor: André AcimanLanguage: English About the Book This heartrending elegy to human passion is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents house, a cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Book Synopsis Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar(TM) Nominee James Ivory The Basis of the Oscar-Winning Best Adapted Screenplay A New York Times BestsellerA USA Today Bestseller A Los Angeles Times BestsellerA Vulture Book Club Pick An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our Time Andre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Fiction A New York Times Notable Book of the Year - A Publishers Weekly and The Washington Post Best Book of the Year - A New York Magazine Future Canon Selection - A Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times (Michael Upchurch's) Favorite Favorite Book of the Year Review Quotes The book is incredible. My wife [Elizabeth Chambers] calls it the sexiest book she's ever read. It humanises love in a really powerful, beautiful way."--Armie Hammer, Time Out (London)"I loved the movie...and the book completely blew me away!"--Marc Jacobs on Instagram "I finally read André Aciman's deeply moving novel Call Me by Your Name, racing to do so before I saw Luca Guadagnino's (sublime) movie adaptation with its sensitive screenplay by James Ivory--and I adored it."--Hamish Bowles, Vogue.com (Best Books We Read All Year) "Superb...The beauty of Aciman's writing and the purity of his passions should place this extraordinary first novel within the canon of great romantic love stories for everyone."--Charles Kaiser, The Washington Post Book World "An extraordinary examination of longing and the complicated ways in which we negotiate the experience of attraction....It's startling that a novel so bracingly unsentimental--alert to the ways we manipulate, second-guess, forestall, and finally reach stumblingly toward one another--concludes with such emotional depths."--Mark Doty, O, The Oprah Magazine "This novel is hot...a love letter, an invocation, and something of an epitaph....An exceptionally beautiful book."--Stacey D'Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review "If you are prepared to take a hard punch in your gut, and like brave, acute, elated, naked, brutal, tender, humane, and beautiful prose, then you've come to the right place."--Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love"A great love story...every phrase, every ache, every giddy rush of sensation in this beautiful novel rings true."--Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times"The novel is richly, sensuously detailed...luminous....Aciman deftly charts a burgeoning relationship that both parties want and fear."--Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe About the Author André Aciman is the author of Eight White Nights, Out of Egypt, False Papers, Alibis, and Harvard Square, and the editor of The Proust Project (all published by FSG). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and lives with his wife in Manhattan.
Chasing Red - (Chasing Red) by Isabelle Ronin (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 395Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Chasing RedFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Sourcebooks IncAuthor: Isabelle RoninAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "He had everything--wealth, adoration, a brilliant future--until one chance encounter changed everything. The moment Caleb Lockhart spotted the mysterious woman in her siren-red dress, he couldn't tear his eyes away. For the first time in his life, he wanted something. Something he knew he could never have"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis They said she was going to be my ruin... Then let her ruin me.I've always gotten what I want. I'm a star on the basketball court and I've lived my life with the certainty that if it's within my reach, it can be mine. Until I met her. My siren in red. She is my future, but she doesn't know it yet. If only she didn't have so many secrets... If only her past wasn't shrouded in shadow... If only she wasn't so determined to push me away... But there is finally something--someone--I want, and I will chase her to the ends of the earth to win her heart. Even if it means giving up everything.Praise for Wattpad sensation Isabelle Ronin's Chasing Red: "Chasing Red is a perfectly sweet romance, with just the right amount of spice."--Foreword Reviews "Readers will be chomping at the bit while waiting for the next installment!"--RT Book Reviews "Readers will swoon over Caleb."--Publishers Weekly Review Quotes "Chasing Red is a perfectly sweet romance, with just the right amount of spice." - Foreword Reviews "Readers will swoon over Caleb." - Publishers Weekly "Readers will be chomping at the bit while waiting for the next installment!" - RT Book Reviews
Under Occupation - Large Print by Alan Furst (Paperback)
Edition: Large PrintNumber of Pages: 272Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House Large Print PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: EspionageAuthor: Alan FurstLanguage: English About the Book "Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul Ricard. It looks like a blueprint of a part for a military weapon, one that might have important information for the Allied forces. Ricard realizes he must try to get it into the hands of members of the resistance network. As Ricard finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into anti-Nazi efforts, and into increasingly dangerous espionage assignments, he travels to Germany and along the escape routes of underground resistance safe houses, to spy on Nazi maneuvers. When he meets the mysterious and beautiful Leila, a professional spy, they begin to work together to get crucial information out of France and into the hands of the Allied forces in London."-- Book Synopsis From "America's preeminent spy novelist" (The New York Times) comes a fast-paced, mesmerizing thriller of the French resistance fighters working secretly and bravely to defeat Hitler. Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul Ricard. It looks like a blueprint of a part for a military weapon, one that might have important information for the Allied forces. Ricard realizes he must try to get the diagram into the hands of members of the resistance network. As Ricard finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into anti-Nazi efforts and increasingly dangerous espionage assignments, he travels to Germany and along the escape routes of underground resistance safe houses to spy on Nazi maneuvers. When he meets the mysterious and beautiful Leila, a professional spy, they begin to work together to get crucial information out of France and into the hands of the Allied forces in London. Review Quotes Praise for Alan Furst "One of the best contemporary writers."--David McCullough "Furst never stops astounding me."--Tom Hanks "Though set in a specific place and time, Furst's books are like Chopin's nocturnes: timeless, transcendent, universal. One does not so much read them as fall under their spell."--Los Angeles Times "Furst is the best in the business."--Vince Flynn "Suspenseful and sophisticated . . . No espionage author, it seems, is better at summoning the shifting moods and emotional atmosphere of Europe before the start of World War II than Alan Furst."--The Wall Street Journal About the Author Alan Furst, widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, is the author of A Hero of France, Midnight in Europe, Mission to Paris, and many other bestsellers. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island.
Such a Fun Age - by Kiley Reid (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: G.P. Putnam's SonsAuthor: Kiley ReidAge Range: AdultFeatured book lists: New York Times BestsellersLanguage: English About The Author Kiley Reid earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship and taught undergraduate creative writing workshops with a focus on race and class. Her short stories have been featured in Ploughshares, December, New South, and Lumina. Reid lives in Philadelphia. About the Book "Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other"-- Book Synopsis AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK "The most provocative page-turner of the year." --Entertainment Weekly "A great way to kick off 2020." --Washington Post "I urge you to read Such a Fun Age." --NPR A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times. Review Quotes A 2020 NAACP Image Award Finalist A Marie Claire #ReadWithMC Book Club PickA Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Pick A WNYC Get Lit With All of It Book Club Pick "Reid constructs a plot so beautifully intricate and real and fascinating that readers will forget it's also full of tough questions about race, class and identity....With this entertaining novel, Reid subverts our notions of what it means to write about race and class in America, not to mention what it means to write about love. In short, it's a great way to kick off 2020." ---Washington Post "A complex, layered page-turner...This is a book that will read, I suspect, quite differently to various audiences--funny to some, deeply uncomfortable and shamefully recognizable to others--but whatever the experience, I urge you to read Such a Fun Age. Let its empathetic approach to even the ickiest characters stir you, allow yourself to share Emira's millennial anxieties about adulting, take joy in the innocence of Briar's still-unmarred personhood, and rejoice that Kiley Reid is only just getting started." --NPR "Kiley Reid has written the most provocative page-turner of the year....[Such a Fun Age] nestl[es] a nuanced take on racial biases and class divides into a page-turning saga of betrayals, twists, and perfectly awkward relationships....The novel feels bound for book-club glory, due to its sheer readability. The dialogue crackles with naturalistic flair. The plotting is breezy and surprising. Plus, while Reid's feel for both the funny and the political is undeniable, she imbues her flawed heroes with real heart." --Entertainment Weekly "Such a Fun Age is blessedly free of preaching, but if Reid has an ethos, it's attention: the attention Emira pays to who Briar really is, and the attention that Alix fails to pay to Emira, instead spending her time thinking about her....The novel is often funny and always acute, but never savage; Reid is too fascinated by how human beings work to tear them apart. All great novelists are great listeners, and Such a Fun Age marks the debut of an extraordinarily gifted one." --Slate "[A] funny, fast-paced social satire about privilege in America...Beneath her comedy of good intentions, [Reid] stages a Millennial bildungsroman that is likely to resonate with 20-something postgraduates scrambling to get launched in just about any American city." --The Atlantic "Provocative...Surprisingly resonant insights into the casual racism in everyday life, especially in the America of the liberal elite." --The New York Times Book Review "Fun is the operative word in Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid's delectably discomfiting debut. The buzzed-about novel takes a thoroughly modern approach to the timeless upstairs-downstairs trope....Told from alternating points of view, the novel loops through vibrant vignettes set in reggaeton nightclubs and Philadelphia farmers markets before landing firmly on one side of the maternal divide....This page-turner goes down like comfort food, but there's no escaping the heartburn." --Vogue "Buoyed by a tight narrative structure, Such a Fun Age is a compulsive read whose dark humor comes at the expense of Emira, who often finds herself sitting in the wormy discomfort of a social faux pas." --Elle "[Such a Fun Age] grapples with racism and nods to titans of literature....[A] vivid page-turner [that] explores agency and culpability through the entangled lives of Emira and her employer, Alix." --Vanity Fair "Such a Fun Age keeps it real on race, wealth, and class....Subtly illustrat[es] the systemic racism in America and the ways that we're routinely perpetuating it or being subjected to it on a daily basis. The question that will sit with readers for days after finishing the book: What role do I play?" --Marie Claire "If you don't read [Such a Fun Age] soon, you will have nothing to talk about at book clubs, dinner parties, playgroups, or friend drinks. Kiley Reid's debut novel...is getting raves and making waves." --Glamour "[A] sparkling debut...[Such A Fun Age is] an entertaining tale with plenty to say about race, human connection, and the pitfalls of good intentions." --People (Book of the Week) "Such a Fun Age tackles big issues--race, class, employer-caregiver tensions--through a riveting story." --Real Simple "Crack open Kiley Reid's buzzy, addictive debut, Such a Fun Age--you'll inhale it. Reid deftly reveals a surprising overlap between a twentysomething babysitter's and her well-to-do employer's very different circles, then plunks you down to wait for the collision." --Martha Stewart Living "[An] interesting look at how Millennials navigate pre-existing concepts of race, classism, micro-aggressions, and transactional relationships." --Teen Vogue "An exploration of race and racism and misguided perceptions of the issue, executed with wit and a sharp edge...[Such a Fun Age] reveals how trapped black people who work in service jobs for white people feel, how easily privileged whites--who would protest any claims of prejudice--can fetishize blacks, or fail to see them as fully three-dimensional humans. And yes, dear reader, you are implicated in this too." --The Boston Globe "A bold, urgent, essential exploration of race, class, labor, friendship, identity and self-delusion, both deliciously readable and incredibly complex. This smart, quick-paced novel tracks the fallout and triumphs that follow its characters' slightest gestures and impulses. Without ever resorting to didactic tones or prescriptive proclamations, Reid portrays the way different bodies are read in public spaces....From a craft perspective, Reid's debut is an exemplar novel: Each character's voice is perfectly distinct in dialogue; each text message is plausible, powerful. There is humor [and] not a small amount of suspense....Not a word is wasted, and not a nuance goes unnoticed in this masterwork." --Minneapolis Star Tribune "With concise writing and characters who continually reveal new layers, Such a Fun Age uses a modern setting to examine age-old topics such as race, class and transactional relationships. It's a rewarding read, not just because those topics are important, but also because readers will be thinking about them long after the last page." --San Francisco Chronicle "By blurring the lines between hero and villain, victim and tormenter, Reid sets out to examine who's complicit in racism and the insidious, subtler forms by which prejudice sometimes exerts itself in Such a Fun Age." --NBC News "[Such a Fun Age] will leave you on the edge of your seat..." --theSkimm (Skimm Reads) "A sharply clever debut novel about the uneasy relationship between a privileged young woman, Alix, and her black babysitter, Emira, who is stopped by a security guard one night while taking care of Alix's child. All manner of awkwardness ensues." --New York Post "With all its awkwardness and tension considered, Such a Fun Age is immensely readable, almost unbelievably so. The pages fly, relaxed with frequent dialogue and references to social media and paced impeccably by the compelling triangles between Alix, Emira and the various relationships (transactional, romantic) that bind them....The sweet-and-sour spot between heavy and light, a book about difficulty and nuance, specifically regarding class, money, and race." --Michigan Daily "Witty and biting...[Reid] is writing smart, accomplished satire here. The prose is so accessible and immediate that it seems to turn transparent as water as you read, but it's laced with telling details about liberal racial politics....[Such a Fun Age's] satire never overwhelms its empathy toward its characters. That's what makes them feel like fully realized people--and what makes their casual bourgeois racism so painfully, cringingly familiar to read." --Vox "Instantly compelling, this debut novel from bold new voice Kiley Reid is poised to be one of 2020's most-talked-about books....Braids coincidence with pitch-perfect dialogue as it dives deep into the uncomfortable dynamics of race and privilege. It's also hilariously astute about myriad other aspects of modern life, from dating to dï¿½cor." --Net-a-Porter "[A] canny, scintillating, and deeply thoughtful exploration of race, class, and privilege." --Buzzfeed"A searing commentary on race and privilege." --Refinery29 "[A] sharp and gripping debut...Written with both empathy and unflinching candor, Reid's novel delivers piercing social commentary on race and privilege in America that will have you contemplating it long after you finish reading." --BookRiot "This exploration of racial tensions and privilege reveals that the best intentions don't always stem from sheer goodwill." --Domino "It's smary, wry, plot-driven, and all about how earnest white people so often get race majorly wrong." --Bustle "A smart, thoughtful novel that you will want to discuss with your friends. Perfect for book clubs." --PopSugar "[A] narrative rife with empathy as it explores race, privilege, and what happens when we do the right things for the wrong reasons." --Shondaland "Kiley Reid tackles the white savior complex and transactional relationships in her hilarious and relevant debut....Such a Fun Age captures the consequences of unexamined privilege while also bringing to light the discomfort of post-graduate limbo....A smart, engaging novel packed with nuance." --Bust "Curious, empathetic Sags will fall for this debut novel, a coming of age story about a young black babysitter and the white woman she works for, which also happens to be one of the most anticipated books of the month." --Lit Hub, Astrology Book Club "This novel about race and privilege is the book we all need to read as the 2020 election year approaches." --Electric Literature "It's timely, the characters are fantastic, but, more than that, it's in the literary space but almost has the pacing of a thriller. It's a magic trick of a book." --LitReactor "Readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories that tackle serious issues with a touch of wit will find this a worthy alternative to a wild night out." --Ms. Magazine "Reid's clear writing style is the perfectly invisible backdrop to the action. Her dialogue is witty and authentic....As the drama unfolds, Such a Fun Age sucks you in and surprises you. With this debut novel, Reid provides a fresh look at how racial anxieties can drive both healthy and heated conversations about race, while exposing toxic relationships." --Chicago Review of Books "Kiley Reid doesn't shy away from tackling tough contemporary topics like class, race and privilege, yet she manages to thoroughly entertain the reader while delivering social commentary. This fast-paced story feels like a romp, but underneath, you'll find currents of strained relationships, the ripple effect of transactional relationships, and bouts of anxiety and humiliation."--The Addison County Independent "Reflecting on themes of race, class, friendship, and romance, Reid has written a page-turner for our time, one that you can speed through in a day but will likely mull over for much longer." --Here Magazine "One of the most incisive books I've read about race and class in modern-day America. It's also really funny. And fun...It also has one of the most exquisitely awkward Thanksgiving dinners I've ever read." --WBEZ ("Nerdette") "[A] lighthearted yet searing look at the racial and social divisions in America." --Augusta Chronicle "[A] deft and heartfelt exploration of race, class, parenthood, and youth." --Business Insider "Darkly humorous." --Suitcase Magazine "To call this a novel about race would be to diminish its considerable powers, just as to focus on race alone is to diminish a human being. It skillfully interweaves race-related explorations with astute musings on friendship, motherhood, marriage, love and more, underlining that there's so much more to us than skin. This is the calling card of a virtuoso talent, a thrilling millennial spin on the 19th-century novel of manners that may call to mind another recent literary sensation." --The Guardian "A new literary star...What a joy to find a debut novel so good that it leaves you looking forward to the rest of its author's career. With an unfussy, witty voice comparable to American contemporaries Curtis Sittenfeld and Taffy Brodesser-Akner, in Such a Fun Age Kiley Reid has painted a portrait of the liberal middle class that resonates far beyond its Philadelphia setting....A tantalizingly plotted tale about the way we live now: about white guilt and virtue-signaling, but also about the uneven dynamic between domestic staff and their employers....Such a Fun Agespeaks for itself; I suspect it will turn its writer into a star." --The Times (UK) "Flawlessly paced...Reid writes with a confidence and verve that produce magnetic prose, and she's a whiz at dialogue....While race dominates, Reid is far too engaged a writer to let it define a narrative that has equally incisive observations to share about everything from maternal ambivalence to dating mores. Hypocrisy and forgiveness get a look in, and in some respects, this is a novel that's as much about money and class as anything. All in all, it's a crackling debut--charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning." --The Observer (UK) "The first chapter of Kiley Reid's debut, Such a Fun Age, might be one of the most powerful opening scenes you'll read in the coming months....These first few pages set the tone for what follows: a subtle exploration of not just racial dynamics, but motherhood, work, emotional labor, female friendship and how to find your place in the world....The pages sing with charisma and humor." --Sunday Times Style (UK) "Smart, fast-paced and beautifully observed, Reid tackles timely themes around race and political correctness with wit and verve." --The Mail on Sunday (UK) "A whip-smart, keenly observed and thought-provoking examination of privilege, race and gender." --Daily Mail (UK) "Reid is wincingly good on the well-intentioned attitudes that mainly serve to sooth white liberal consciences but her eye for social comedy roves far and wide....A smart, witty debut that smuggles sharp points about racial blindness, privilege and the gig economy inside a zesty comedy of manners." --Metro (UK) "[A] compelling indictment of humans, of how we interact with ourselves and each other. . . Reid is joyously funny on the wokeness of the white progressive liberal [yet] the novel undermines stereotypes even as it courts them." --Financial Times "Reid explores privilege and the problematic nature of the white savior in a debut you won't be able to put down." --Bookish "Brilliant...Witty, relevant, and thought-provoking, Such a Fun Age tackles issues of race, privilege, and the nature of transactional relationships." --BookBub "The strength of Such a Fun Age lies in Reid's even hand with both Emira and Alix, whose points of view switch off fairly regularly throughout the novel. Neither character is archetypal: Emira is levelheaded but frustratingly aimless, and Alix is entitled without being risible--well, until the book's end....[A] conversation starter of a debut novel." --Shelf Awareness "Briskly told and devilishly well-plotted. . . Kiley Reid's game-changing debut novel is rooted in classic dialogue-driven storytelling and is a marker for precisely where our culture is today. . . Such a Fun Age hits every note just right....What takes the book to the next level is its willingness to go beyond where the story naturally leads....Smart, witty and even a bit sly, this penetrating social commentary is also one of this year's most readable novels." --BookPage (starred review) "Reid's debut sparkles with sharp observations and perfect details--food, dï¿½cor, clothes, social media, etc.--and she's a dialogue genius.. . . Her evenhandedness with her varied cast of characters is impressive.. . . Charming, challenging, and so interesting you can hardly put it down." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "In her debut novel, Reid illuminates difficult truths about race, society, and power with a fresh, light hand. We're all familiar with the phrases white privilege and race relations, but rarely has a book vivified these terms in such a lucid, absorbing, graceful, forceful, but unforced way." --Library Journal (starred review) "Reid crafts a nuanced portrait of a young black woman struggling to define herself apart from the white people in her life who are all too ready to speak and act on her behalf....Reid excels at depicting subtle variations and manifestations of self-doubt, and astutely illustrates how, when coupled with unrecognized white privilege, this emotional and professional insecurity can result in unintended--as well as willfully unseen--consequences. This is an impressive, memorable first outing." --Publishers Weekly "In her smart and timely debut, Reid has her finder solidly on the pulse of the pressures and ironies inherent in social media, privilege, modern parenting, racial tension, and political correctness." --Booklist "Reid is a sharp and delightful storyteller, with a keen eye, buoyant prose, and twists that made me gasp out loud. Such a Fun Age is a gripping page-turner with serious things to say about racism, class, gender, parenting, and privilege in modern America." --Madeline Miller, author of Circe "Such a Fun Age is a startling, razor-sharp debut. Kiley Reid has written a book with no easy answers, instead, filling her story with delicious gray areas and flawed points of view. It's both wildly fun and breathtakingly wise, deftly and confidently confronting issues of race, class, and privilege. I have to admit, I'm in awe." --Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & the Six "An amazing debut...A sort of modern Austen-esque take on racism and modern liberal sensibilities...except that description makes it sound far more serious and less clever than it is. [Kiley Reid] has a forensic eye." --Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You "This is a deft coming-of-age story for the current American moment, one written so confidently it's hard to believe it's a first novel. Kiley Reid explores serious issues--race, class, sex, power, ambition, and what it's like to live in our hyperconnected world--with a light touch and sly humor." --Rumaan Alam, author of That Kind of Mother "Kiley Reid's propulsive, page-turning book is full of complex characters and even more complex truths. This is a bullseye of a debut." --Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers "This is not a world of easy answers but one in which intentions don't match actions and expectations don't match consequences, where it is possible to mean something partly good and do something mostly bad. The result is both unsparing and compassionate, impossible to read without wincing in recognition--and questioning yourself. Such a Fun Age is nothing short of brilliant, and Kiley Reid is the writer we need now." --Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists "Kiley Reid's witty debut asks complicated questions around race, domestic work, and the transactional nature of each." --Nafissa Thompson-Spires, author of Heads of the Colored People "Kiley Reid has written a timely novel that asks what we owe to those we care for in this complicated world. 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Kiley Reid is a gifted young writer with a generosity that makes her keen social eye that much funnier and sharper." --Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins "Gripping, substantive, complicated, compelling, and just plain true....These characters laid claim to me, and their stories became important to me in the way art does that to its readers, viewers, listeners....Such a fantastic, serious, and, I should say, fun read." --Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers"The first time in a long time that I had a novel glued to my hands for two days...Such a Fun Age is so witty, so touching and humane. Just utterly phenomenal." --Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist "Such a Fun Age is such a fresh voice. It's a unique, honest portrayal of what it's like to be a black woman in America today. 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Dog's Way Home (Mass Market Paperback) by W. Bruce Cameron
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Family LifeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Tor BooksAuthor: W. Bruce CameronAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The beloved "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestseller from the author of "A Dog's Purpose"--the remarkable story of one endearing dog's journey home after she is separated from her beloved human--is now a major motion picture, opening in theaters January 11. Tall Premium Edition.paperback. Book Synopsis The beloved New York Times and USA Today bestseller A Dog's Way Home is now a feature film from Sony Pictures! This remarkable story of one endearing dog's journey home after she is separated from her beloved human is directed by Charles Martin Smith and stars Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Wes Studi, Alexandra Shipp, and Jonah Hauer-King. W. Bruce Cameron and his wife, Cathryn Michon, wrote the screenplay for the film. With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness separating one brave dog from her beloved person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home. A Dog's Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and those we love. This is a fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart that brilliantly speaks to the incredible power of love and resilience of spirit that tie us together--making it a perfect gift for everyone who's ever loved a dog. A Dog's Purpose Series#1 A Dog's Purpose#2 A Dog's Journey#3 A Dog's Promise Books for Young ReadersEllie's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy TaleBailey's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale Max's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale Toby's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale Shelby's Story: A Dog's Way Home Novel The Rudy McCann SeriesThe Midnight Plan of the Repo ManRepo MadnessOther NovelsA Dog's Way HomeThe Dog MasterThe Dogs of ChristmasEmory's Gift Review Quotes Cameron has hit it out of the park with A Dog's Way Home."--RT Book Reviews "A heartwarming and exciting story."--Huffington Post Marley & Me combined with Tuesdays With Morrie. --Kirkus Reviews on A Dog's Purpose I loved the book and I could not put it down. --Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation, on A Dog's Purpose About The Author W. BRUCE CAMERON is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose, A Dog's Journey, A Dog's Way Home (all now major motion pictures), The Dog Master, Ellie's Story, Molly's Story, Max's Story, Shelby's Story, The Dogs of Christmas, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man, and others. He lives in California.
Before She Was Found - by Heather Gudenkauf (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Women, Psychological, ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harlequin BooksAuthor: Heather GudenkaufAge Range: AdultBook theme: PsychologicalLanguage: English About the Book "For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover--movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora--and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted--not even those closest to Cora. Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship and betrayal, about the power of social pressure and the price of needing to fit in. It is about the great lengths a parent will go to protect their child and keep them safe--even if that means burying the truth, no matter the cost"-- Book Synopsis A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence. For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover--movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora--and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted--not even those closest to Cora. Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship and betrayal, about the power of social pressure and the price of needing to fit in. It is about the great lengths a parent will go to protect their child and keep them safe--even if that means burying the truth, no matter the cost. Review Quotes "[A] scintillating psychological thriller.... The stunning plot builds to a chillingly realistic ending. Gudenkauf is at the top of her game." --Publishers Weekly, starred review Eerily page-turning and wonderfully twisty, Before She Was Found is the riveting story of one troubled group of young girls struggling to belong, and the frighteningly blurred boundary between where urban legend ends and real danger begins. --Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her "Dark and stylish, Before She Was Found is an entertaining read that thrills to the last page." --Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author of A Gathering of Secrets "Heather Gudenkauf has done it again. She manages to merge engaging characters and terrifying topics resulting in unputdownable suspense set in a small Iowa town. In Before She Was Found, Gudenkauf takes us into the lives of three young girlfriends as a sleepover turns into tragedy. Examining today's realities of social media and the added pressure our connected culture creates, Gudenkauf has crafted a gripping thriller." --Kaira Rouda, bestselling author of Best Day Ever "Before She Was Found is a brutally honest and incredibly sensitive depiction of adolescence, loneliness and love in a small Midwestern town. The final twist is gut-wrenching." --Annie Ward, author of Beautiful Bad "Creepy, claustrophobic and utterly surprising." --Hannah Mary McKinnon, author of The Neighbors "An intense, twisty read filled with complex characters whose actions will have you constantly switching alliances, and an ending that I guarantee will catch you off guard." --Kimberly Belle, bestselling author of The Marriage Lie and Dear Wife
The Lost Years (Reissue) (Paperback) by Mary Higgins Clark
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.3 Inches (W) x 1.08 Inches (D)Weight: .42 PoundsNumber of Pages: 375Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Medicine + Health, Mystery + Crime, Conflicts + Dualities, Work + the WorkplaceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pocket BooksAuthor: Mary Higgins ClarkAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments-- a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican Library in the 1500s, the letter was assumed to be lost forever. Now, under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan is able to confirm his findings with several other experts. But he also confides in a family friend his suspicion that someone he once trusted wants to sell the parchment and cash in. Within days, Jonathan is found shot to death in his study. At the same time, his wife, Kathleen, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, is found hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. Even in her dementia, Kathleen has known that her husband was carrying on a long-term affair. Did Kathleen kill her husband in a jealous rage, as the police contend? Or is his death tied to the larger question: Who has possession of the priceless parchment that has now gone missing? Book Synopsis Now in mass market, the latest suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, where a biblical scholar is found murdered shortly after discovering the most revered and holy document in human history, which has now gone missing... Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a seventy-year-old biblical scholar, believes he has found the rarest of parchments--a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican library in the fifteenth century, it was assumed to be lost forever. Under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan attempts to confirm his findings with several other biblical experts. But on the eve before his own murder, he confides to Father Aiden O'Brien, a family friend, that one of those whom he trusted most is determined to keep it from being returned to the Vatican. The next evening Jonathan Lyons is found shot to death in his New Jersey home. His daughter, twenty-seven year old Mariah, finds her father's body sprawled over his desk in his study, a fatal bullet wound in the back of his neck, and her mother, Kathleen, an Alzheimer's victim, hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. The police suspect that Kathleen, who in her lucid moments knows that Jonathan was involved with a much younger woman Lily Stewart, has committed the murder. But Mariah believes that the key to her father's death is tied to another question: Where is the missing parchment? Whom, among his close circle of friends, might he have consulted? And did one of them kill to keep possession of the letter? What Mariah doesn't know is that there was an eyewitness to the murder, someone whose unwise attempt to blackmail the killer begins a new circle of death, with Mariah as the ultimate cartnear of one person's obsession with a priceless historical treasure. With all the elements that have made her a worldwide bestseller, Mary Higgins Clark's The Lost Years is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archeological treasure of all time. Review Quotes Praise for Mary Higgins Clark's The Lost Years: "Once again Mary Higgins Clark affirms why she is the 'Queen of Suspense'... Ms. Clark has another winner for her readers to enjoy getting us there with this entertaining taut tale in which the suspense spins from family violence to biblical archeological violence." --Mystery Gazette "At once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archeological treasure of all time." --BookReporter.com Clark, known rightly as the queen of suspense, performs her usual magic...An intriguing blend of religious history and contemporary mystery, "The Lost Years" confirms Clark's status as a writer who is willing and able to bend her formula - and to do so successfully--to address topics not often found in the genre." --Richmond Times Dispatch "If you're someone who enjoys sharing novels with others, though, beware: lend this book and you may never get it back. That's because, for mystery fans, 'The Lost Years' is truly a keeper." --Pittsburgh Tribune
Just His Luck - (Sterling's Montana) by B. J. Daniels (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Romance, Small Town & RuralSeries Title: Sterling's MontanaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harlequin BooksAuthor: B. J. DanielsAge Range: AdultBook theme: Western, ContemporaryLanguage: English About the Book When a car containing the remains of a girl missing for ten years is dredged from a pond, newly appointed sheriff Lizzy Conners must investigate every single lead, even those that point to Shade, the girl's former boyfriend--and Lizzy's latest romance. She knows Shade can't be guilty. Now if she can only prove it, both to the town out for justice and to herself. Book Synopsis He thought the past was finally behind him Shade Sterling has carried a torch for Lizzy Conners since senior year of high school. But the timing never felt right for them, especially since his ex-girlfriend, Ariel, disappeared without a trace years ago. Now, with their ten-year class reunion approaching, Shade is tired of waiting. Determined to move on with his life and take a chance with Lizzy, he's all in...until a car is dredged up from a local pond and Ariel's remains are found inside. As the newly appointed sheriff, Lizzy must investigate every single lead--including the ones that point right to Shade. She knows she can't let her heart get in the way of an investigation, but she can't accept that Shade is guilty. Now if she can only prove it--both to the town out for justice and to herself. Review Quotes Daniels keeps readers baffled with a taut plot and ample red herrings, expertly weaving in the threads of the next story in the series as she introduces a strong group of primary and secondary characters. -Publishers Weekly on Stroke of Luck With a surprising villain, a mystery full of twists and turns and engaging characters, Renegade's Pride is an addictive page-turner. -BookPage B.J. Daniels has made Cowboy's Legacy quite a nail-biting, page-turner of a story. Guaranteed to keep you on your toes.-Fresh Fiction
The Burning Chambers - (Burning Chambers Series, 1) by Kate Mosse (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 592Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalSeries Title: Burning Chambers Series, 1Format: HardcoverPublisher: Minotaur BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Kate MosseLanguage: English About the Book "Carcassonne France, 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father's bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou's help if he is to stay alive."-- Book Synopsis For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession.--EW.comFrom the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Labyrinth, comes the first in an epic new series.Power and Prejudice: France, 1562. War sparks between the Catholics and Huguenots, dividing neighbors, friends, and family--meanwhile, nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father's bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: She knows that you live. Love and Betrayal: Before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, she meets a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon. Piet has a dangerous task of his own, and he will need Minou's help if he is to stay alive. Soon, they find themselves on opposing sides, as forces beyond their control threaten to tear them apart. Honor and Treachery: As the religious divide deepens, Minou and Piet find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as tensions ignite across the city--and a feud that will burn across generations begins to blaze. . . A masterly tour of history . . . a breathless thriller, alive with treachery, danger, atmosphere, and beauty."--A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Review Quotes One of Women.com's Best Books You Need to Buy in June! For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession.--Entertainment Weekly [Mosse's] plotting and pacing are impeccable. So is her ability to bring to life an extraordinarily complex conflict and era, as well as a vast cast of both fictional and historical figures. . . . [A] deeply satisfying, richly imagined novel.--The Washington Post Mosse is a master storyteller, balancing thrilling suspense with complex characters and a thoughtful exploration of a fascinating time in history. Her heroine Minou is a pleasure to root for: clever, loving, down-to-earth and courageous!--Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe This is historical fiction to devour. Nobody does it like Kate Mosse.--Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Magpie Murders Oh, what a glorious novel. A masterly tour of history; a rapturous romance; and--best of all--a breathless thriller, alive with treachery, danger, atmosphere, and beauty. This book will transport you. Kate Mosse is that rarest of writers: a storyteller who breathes fresh life into vanished worlds. --A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Widow The author displays her usual flair for descriptive detail, whether it's a dusty Renaissance bookstore or a storm-drenched countryside. Mosse brings vividly to life the mounting strains in a community filled with fear and mutual mistrust. Readers will eagerly await the sequels, which will chart how the feuding plays out over the next few centuries.--Publishers Weekly The history is engrossing and goes down easy thanks to the hurtling plot. Mosse has successfully cornered the Midi market.--Kirkus Reviews Mosse's fans will relish this tale of secrets, love, and treachery.--Antonia Senior, The Times (UK) First-rate cloak and dagger excitement--who knew the religious wars between Catholics and Huguenots in sixteenth century France could be so riveting to modern audiences? Kate Mosse captures the details of life in the Languedoc region of France, famed for its beauty, but hiding many secrets, in this masterful novel.--Margaret George, author of The Confessions of Young Nero Mosse weaves a rich-textured tapestry of history, characterization, and setting that brings to life a time of intolerance that seems an echo of our own. A masterful novel that will keep one reading for into the night. The next entry to this series can't come too soon.--New York Journal of Books Ambitious and skilfully constructed...Mosse has an instinctive feel for narrative momentum...The Burning Chambers is a tour de force, a compelling adventure that views the past with insight, compassion, and humor, and reminds us of the variety of women's voices so often forgotten in the official accounts.--Observer (UK) The Burning Chambers is an immersive book full of intrigue, romance, war, and adventure that you can just sink into.--Stylist (UK) Impressively bold and ambitious, [The Burning Chambers] features betrayals, broken friendship, family secrets, and the horrors of fanaticism. Fans will love it.--Daily Mail (UK) Praise for Kate Mosse: The kind of British import that Americans love.--The Washington Post Pure escapism...Beguiling.--New York Daily News Exhilarating.--Entertainment Weekly Dan Brown...may have to share the wealth with this well-researched tale.--Kirkus Reviews Mosse's page-turner takes readers on another quest for the Holy Grail.--Publishers Weekly Mosse's epic adventure weaves together the present and the past.--Booklist A flawless alliance of history and fiction--Steve Berry Deeply researched and thoughtfully written...the past comes to life in this big, densely plotted mystery novel.--Philippa Gregory About the Author KATE MOSSE is a multiple New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author with sales of more than eight million copies in thirty-eight languages. Her previous novels include Labyrinth, Sepulchre, The Winter Ghosts, Citadel, The Taxidermist's Daughter, and The Burning Chambers. Kate is the founder director of the Women's Prize for Fiction, a visiting professor at the University of Chichester, and in June 2013, was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature. She divides her time between Chichester in the United Kingdom and Carcassonne in France.
Ladies of the House - by Lauren Edmondson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x .9 Inches (W) x 5.3 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Graydon HouseAuthor: Lauren EdmondsonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "A modern retelling of Sense and sensibility"--Cover. Book Synopsis SET IN HIGH-SOCIETY GEORGETOWN, AN IRRESISTIBLE FAMILY DRAMA ABOUT TWO SISTERS AND THE PUBLIC SCANDAL THAT JUST MAY LEAD THEM TO REWRITE THE RULES...*Named a Best Book of February by Good Morning America, Bustle, Popsugar, BookBub, and Frolic*"A stellar novel that celebrates sisterhood and the way women can step out of flawed men's shadows. I delighted in every page."--Amy Meyerson, bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The ImperfectsNo surprise is a good surprise. At least according to thirty-four-year-old Daisy Richardson. So when it's revealed in dramatic fashion that her esteemed father had been involved in a public scandal before his untimely death, Daisy's life becomes complicated--and fast.For one, the Richardsons must now sell the family home in Georgetown they can no longer afford, and Daisy's mother is holding on with an iron grip. Her younger sister, Wallis, is ready to move on to bigger and better things but falls fast and hard for the most inconvenient person possible. And then there's Atlas, Daisy's best friend. She's always wished they could be more, but now he's writing an exposé on the one subject she's been desperate to avoid: her father.Daisy's plan is to maintain a low profile as she works to keep her family intact amid social exile, public shaming, and quickly dwindling savings. But the spotlight always seems to find the Richardsons, and when another twist in the scandal comes to light, Daisy must confront the consequences of her continued silence and summon the courage to stand up and accept the power of her own voice."I was absolutely charmed by Ladies of the House. A wonderful debut." --Allison Winn Scotch, bestselling author of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing"Warm, witty, and whip-smart. Edmondson's talent shines in her expertly crafted story of two sisters breaking free of their father's legacy. A sensational debut."--Amy Mason Doan, author of The Summer List and Lady Sunshine Review Quotes PRAISE FOR LADIES OF THE HOUSE *Named a Best Book of February by Good Morning America, Bustle, Popsugar, BookBub, and Frolic* "[F]resh... an emotionally engaging and hopeful story."--Booklist, STARRED review "[A] charming debut... The novel finds Austen's themes alive and well in contemporary society... This retelling is a witty success."--Publishers Weekly "I was absolutely charmed by Ladies of the House, a modern retelling of Sense and Sensibility, and a delightful and insightful exploration into finding your own voice, discovering your best self and falling in love, in its many iterations. What a wonderful debut."--ALLISON WINN SCOTCH, bestselling author of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing "A warm, witty, and whip-smart modern spin on Sense and Sensibility, Ladies of the House pulled me in on page one and didn't let me go until the last, satisfying scene. Edmondson's talent shines in her expertly crafted story of two sisters using their brains and hearts to break free of their father's legacy and voice their desires, despite the sexist double standards that would keep them quiet. A sensational debut."--AMY MASON DOAN, author of The Summer List and Summer Hours "A fun and clever take on Sense and Sensibility, Ladies of the House is replete with witty banter and keen social commentary. Like any good modernization, it also stands alone as a stellar novel, one that celebrates sisterhood and the way women can step out of flawed men's shadows. I delighted in every page of this fast-paced, redemptive novel."--AMY MEYERSON, bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The Imperfects
The Tale of Briar Bank - (Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Mysteries) by Susan Wittig Albert (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 305Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter MysteriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Susan Wittig AlbertLanguage: English About the Book Near Sawrey, the seat of Miss Beatrix Potter's country home, has been abuzz since Mr. Wickstead had met his death under a tree limb. Many believe it had to do with a treasure he had dug up. And only Pickles, his dog, knows what had happened. Book Synopsis Near Sawrey, the seat of Miss Beatrix Potter's country home, has been abuzz ever since Mr. Wickstead met his death under a tree limb. Many believe it had to do with a treasure he had dug up. And only Pickles, his dog, knows what happened. Meanwhile, Miss Potter faces dilemmas in her love life and with her parents. But she has no time to muse, what with helping humans and animals alike?and this little matter of murder. About the Author Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow's Tears, Cat's Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.
Never Tell - (D. D. Warren) by Lisa Gardner (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 402Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & Detective, ThrillersSeries Title: D. D. WarrenFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Penguin Group USAAuthor: Lisa GardnerAge Range: AdultBook theme: Crime, Suspense, Police ProceduralLanguage: English About the Book "A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D.D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman--Evie Carter--from a case many years back. Evie's father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many. Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face. She remembers a night when she was still a victim--a hostage--and her captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad's murder. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is a devilishly elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have?"-- Book Synopsis #1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner returns with an unpredictable thriller that puts fan favorites D. D. Warren and Flora Dane on a shocking new case that begins with a vicious murder and gets darker from there. A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D. D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman--Evie Carter--from a case many years back. Evie's father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many. Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face. She remembers a night when she was still a victim--a hostage--and her captor knew this man. Overcome with guilt that she never tracked him down, Flora is now determined to learn the truth of Conrad's murder. But D.D. and Flora are about to discover that in this case the truth is a devilishly elusive thing. As layer by layer they peel away the half-truths and outright lies, they wonder: How many secrets can one family have? Review Quotes Praise for Never Tell"Gardner knows how to weave a deeply moving and psychological thriller that pulls no punches in its authenticity. She is one of the masters when it comes to crime fiction. Fans of her novels will consider this one of her best, and newcomers will be in awe of the compelling story and unpredictability of the proceedings."--Associated Press "This is easily Gardner's most ambitious, complex tale ever, a shattering emotional journey that's utterly relentless in pacing and suspense. Tell everyone that Never Tell is an early candidate for the best thriller of 2019."--Providence Journal "Nailbiting....Gardner's commendable storytelling will keep fans eagerly waiting for the next outing for D.D. and Flora."--Publishers Weekly "If you're into secrets, lies, Gardner's amazing words, or simply an action-packed mystery that does leave you breathless, this is the one for you! It is so good, it almost feels like the author sat down and created a Holiday gift for her fans around the globe."--Suspense Magazine "Never Tell is another nail-biting page-turner from Lisa Gardner, the undisputed queen of suspense, and the kind of thriller that'll stay with readers weeks after turning the final page."--The Real Book Spy "Never Tell is raw, visceral, emotional, the sentences come at you like MP5 rounds, and features three incredible characters, D.D., Flora and Evie, who, alone, could carry any narrative. Together, they create a tsunami of a thriller. This may well be Gardner's best work, and that is saying something."--David Baldacci"Lisa Gardner has outdone herself with this powerful novel about three women, two murders, and uncountable secrets! From its stunning opening to its last thrilling page, Never Tell will captivate, surprise, and satisfy you."--Lisa Scottoline"Never Tell shocks the system like ten thousand volts. D.D. Warren's most gripping case yet. Brace yourself, gulp down a deep breath, and dive in."--A.J. Finn About The Author Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty suspense novels, including The Neighbor, which won Thriller of the Year from the International Thriller Writers. An avid hiker, traveler and cribbage player, she lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with her family.
Hot Winter Nights - Reissue (Heartbreaker Bay) by Jill Shalvis (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .39 PoundsNumber of Pages: 375Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: Heartbreaker BayFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Jill ShalvisAge Range: AdultBook theme: Holiday, ContemporaryLanguage: English About the Book "New York Times"-bestselling author Shalvis delivers a sexy, unforgettable holiday story that proves sometimes it's so much better to be naughty than nice. Book Synopsis Who needs mistletoe?Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that--but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas. Review Quotes "Shalvis knows just how to lend her merry cast of characters that extra pinch of Christmas cheer, and she's knocked it out of the park again with this delightful holiday read."--Entertainment Weekly "Shalvis's sixth Heartbreaker Bay book spices up Christmas with a hint of humor, a dash of suspense, and a whole lot of naughty fun under the mistletoe. The characters come alive in this lighthearted, fun story written for cold winter nights."--Publishers Weekly "A wonderful addition to an enjoyable series."--Fresh Fiction "When you pick up a Jill Shalvis book, you know that there will be an entertaining plot, a couple that spar as the sparks fly, along with some scenes that will have you laughing out loud. Her latest doesn't disappoint."--Romance Reviews Today
Love Starts with Elle - (Lowcountry Romance) by Rachel Hauck (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ChristianSeries Title: Lowcountry RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Thomas NelsonAge Range: AdultBook theme: Romance, GeneralAuthor: Rachel HauckLanguage: English About the Book After Elle Garvey's quarterback-turned-minister boyfriend Jeremiah pops the question, the family resolves to give them the send off of the century. But Elle's art gallery business has never been more fruitful, and her widowed tenant throws a real wrench in the works by offering a new kind of love. Book Synopsis Elle's living the dream--but whose dream is it?Elle loves her life in Beaufort, South Carolina--summer days on the sand bar, coastal bonfires, and dinners with friends, sharing a lifetime of memories. She's found her stride professionally as the owner of a successful art gallery. Life is good.And she's found love with handsome, confident Jeremiah Franklin. But Jeremiah has accepted a large pastorate in a different state, so Elle turns her life upside down to take "the call" with him. When Jeremiah has a change of heart, Elle is hurt--and her faith is shaken.New York lawyer and recent widower Heath McCord imagines the lowcountry cottage he's rented for the summer is the balm his grieving heart needs. That and time to connect with his little girl. He's unprepared to meet his beautiful landlord, Elle Garvy, or the love her friendship awakens.But God has new blessings in store for the two grieving hearts. Can Elle trust so soon after losing Jeremiah? Can Heath release the memory of his wife and love again? Could love be as simple as trusting enough to take the first step?
The Guilty (Paperback) - by David Baldacci
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 464Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VisionAuthor: David BaldacciAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Grand Central Publishing in November 2015. Book Synopsis After failing a critical assignment overseas, Will Robie must investigate a murder accusation against his father--but to save him, he'll have to face a violent and deadly fallout in this New York Times bestselling thriller. Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder. Father and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie--a local attorney and pillar of the community--has been elected town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed. To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty? With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism...and violence. Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his cartnear was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them. Review Quotes "A fast-moving thriller that will force readers into that "zone," where you don't want to put the book down....Whether you are a diehard fan or a newcomer to his work, you will not be disappointed in The Guilty."--BookReporter "A first-class thriller...David Baldacci's four bestselling novels about government assassin Will Robie have straddled that line of edgy, high-concept suspense, augmented with a bit of the political thriller, and deep character studies. In The Guilty, Baldacci takes a different tack with a more personal, but just as thrilling tale about Will's past, giving compelling insight about how he became a man so willing to kill for his country."--Sun-Sentinel (FL) "Another tremendous entry in the best-selling thrillermaster's increasingly impressive resume...it is the relationships that truly stand out. Among the most noteworthy is the rapport between Robie and Reel, with the professional and personal trust and respect that the two share for one another - having risked it all for each other several times before - feeling believable and compelling, not to mention being the source of a fair amount of witty banter. The tense dynamic between Robie and his father is palpable as well, and their shifting relationship - and how they both deal with the wounds of the past - is one of the book's highlights...A labyrinthine journey full of dead ends and surprising turns, with new reveals doled out at regular intervals as the story builds to its shocking conclusion, a spectacular double-twist climax that will leave even the most jaded thriller readers impressed." --The Strand Magazine "Baldacci fans will not be disappointed. The action is slam-bang with his trademarked twist. Once past the climax, you'll find yourself flipping back and rereading to find the clues the author has sprinkled throughout."--Florida Times-Union "David Baldacci has never been better than in THE GUILTY. His latest to feature conflicted assassin extraordinaire Will Robie takes the character - and series - to new heights....A stunning success from one of America's great literary talents."--Providence Sunday Journal "It's indisputable that Baldacci's handling of action just gets better and better....the action in small-town Texas will end up rivaling anything Robie has encountered in his long years of serving his government."--NJ.com "The story sings...Baldacci is a gifted storyteller, and he knows how to keep the pages turning." --Associated Press About The Author DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.
When the Devil Dances - (Posleen War) by John Ringo (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 704Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Science FictionSeries Title: Posleen WarFormat: PaperbackPublisher: BaenAge Range: AdultBook theme: Action & AdventureAuthor: John RingoLanguage: English About the Book After five years of battling invaders, human civilization prepares a strike to drive the aliens from the Earth. But the Clan-Lord of the Sten has his own battle plan. When he squares off against Major Michael O'Neal, the only winner will be Satan himself. Book Synopsis After five years of battling invaders, human civilization prepares a strike to drive the aliens from the Earth. But the Clan-Lord of the Sten has learned from the defeats humans have dealt him, and has his own plan. When he squares off against Major O'Neal, the only winner will be Satan himself. About the Author John Ringo brings fighting to life. He is the creator of the Posleen Wars series, which has become a New York Times best-selling series with more than one million copies in print. The series contains A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances, Hell's Faire, and Eye of the Storm. In addition, Ringo has penned the Council War series. Adding another dimension to his skills, Ringo created nationally best-selling techno-thriller novels about Mike Harmon (Ghost, Kildar, Choosers of the Slain, Unto the Breach, and A Deeper Blue). His techno-thriller The Last Centurion was also a national bestseller. A more playful twist on the future is found in novels of the Looking-Glass series: Into the Looking Glass, Vorpal Blade, Manxome Foe, and Claws That Catch, the last three in collaboration with Travis S. Taylor. His audience was further enhanced with four collaborations with fellow New York Times best-selling author David Weber: March Upcountry, March to the Sea, March to the Stars, and We Few. There are an additional seven collaborations from the Posleen series: The Hero, written with Michael Z. Williamson, Watch on the Rhine, Yellow Eyes, and The Tuloriad, all written with Tom Kratman, and the New York Times bestseller Cally's War and its sequels Sister Time and Honor of the Clan, all with Julie Cochrane. His science-based zombie apocalypse Black Tide Rising series includes Under a Graveyard Sky, To Sail a Darkling Sea, Islands of Rage and Hope, and Strands of Sorrow. A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings firsthand knowledge of military operations to his fiction.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Reprint) (Paperback) by Mitch Albom
Dimensions (Overall): 7.2 Inches (H) x 5 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 196Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Settings, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Literary, Philosophy, General, Religion + Beliefs, Human Qualities + BehaviorFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Hachette BooksAuthor: Mitch AlbomAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Mitch Albom's timeless tale, a book that readers of fine fiction and those who loved his blockbuster "Tuesdays With Morrie," will treasure is now available in a specially produced paperback edition with flaps. Book Synopsis Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his meaningless life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: Why was I here? About The Author Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
The Eternal Husband and Other Stories - (Modern Library Classics) by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ClassicsSeries Title: Modern Library ClassicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Modern LibraryAge Range: AdultAuthor: Fyodor DostoevskyLanguage: English About the Book Originally published in trade paperback in 1997 and in mass market paperback in 2000 by Bantam Books. Book Synopsis From Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, The Eternal Husband and Other Stories brings together five of Dostoevsky's short masterpieces. Filled with many of the themes and concerns central to his great novels, these short works display the full range of Dostoevsky's genius. The centerpiece of this collection, the short novel The Eternal Husband, describes the almost surreal meeting of a cuckolded widower and his dead wife's lover. Dostoevsky's dark brilliance and satiric vision infuse the other four tales with all-too-human characters. The Eternal Husband and Other Stories is sterling Dostoevsky--a collection of emotional power and uncompromising insight into the human condition. Review Quotes "One finally gets the musical whole of Dostoevsky's original."--The New York Times Book Review, on Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's translation of The Brothers Karamazov About the Author Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have twice been awarded the PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize (for their version of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov and for Tolstoy's Anna Karenina), and their translation of Dostoevsky's Demons was one of three nominees for the same prize. They are married and live in France.
Absolute Power (Paperback) by David Baldacci
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 4.35 Inches (W) x 1.19 Inches (D)Weight: .78 PoundsNumber of Pages: 678Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Literary, GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VisionAuthor: David BaldacciAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The blockbuster thriller that introduced Baldacci to the world is now available in a tall Premium Edition. A first-rate storyteller who grabs readers by their lapels and won't let go until they've finished this enthralling yarn.--"Publishers Weekly." Reissue. Book Synopsis When burglar Luther Whitney breaks into a Virginia mansion, he witnesses a brutal crime involving the president -- a man who believes he can get away with anything -- and now, Luther may be the only one who can stop him in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginia countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist Luther Whitney is trapped behind a two-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith not only in justice, but in all he holds dear. What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy, as a breathtaking cover-up is set in motion by those appointed to work for one of the most important people in the world -- the President of the United States. Review Quotes A grabber...a superior thriller.--Houston Chronicle Baldacci brings an insider's savvy to his tale.--New York Times Book Review Baldacci excels at creating really good guys and putting them at risk.--Newsday First-rate.--People Plenty of danger and surprises...characters are complex and unpredictable enough to be interesting.--San Jose Mercury News Relentlessly entertaining.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution About The Author DAVID BALDACCI is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over forty-five languages and in more than eighty countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org.
Set This House in Order - by Matt Ruff (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 479Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: PsychologicalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Harper PerennialAge Range: AdultAuthor: Matt RuffLanguage: English Book Synopsis Andy Gage was born in 1965 and murdered not long after by his stepfather. . . . It was no ordinary murder. Though the torture and abuse that killed him were real, Andy Gage's death wasn't. Only his soul actually died, and when it died, it broke in pieces. Then the pieces became souls in their own right, coinheritors of Andy Gage's life. . . . While Andy deals with the outside world, more than a hundred other souls share an imaginary house inside Andy's head, struggling to maintain an orderly coexistence: Aaron, the father figure; Adam, the mischievous teenager; Jake, the frightened little boy; Aunt Sam, the artist; Seferis, the defender; and Gideon, who wants to get rid of Andy and the others and run things on his own. Andy's new coworker, Penny Driver, is also a multiple personality, a fact that Penny is only partially aware of. When several of Penny's other souls ask Andy for help, Andy reluctantly agrees, setting in motion a chain of events that threatens to destroy the stability of the house. Now Andy and Penny must work together to uncover a terrible secret that Andy has been keeping . . . from himself. Review Quotes Set This House in Order is one of those rare opportunities to marvel at good writing, as the characters of Andy and Penny become substitutes for a modern day Adam and Eve in today's rapid and transparent world. A powerful and moving display of talent and charisma.--IndyWire"Set This House in Order brings extraordinary warmth to the chilliest of childhoods."--O magazine"An odyssey of transformation and trust.--New York Times Book Review"His matter-of-fact depiction of the relationships between different personalities is remarkable for its imaginative details."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Gangsta Twist 3 ( Gangsta Twist) (Paperback) by Clifford Johnson
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 313Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: African AmericanSeries Title: Gangsta TwistFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Urban BooksAuthor: Clifford JohnsonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book TAZ IS BACK! What happens to an organized criminal enterprise when the weakest link finally breaks? Changes must be made for future growth, but nobody can see the forest for the trees. The Network, known for their calculated power moves, attempts to align themselves with new international business colleagues. With a leader like Taz, the possibilities seem endless, but not everyone adjusts well to change. Over the years, respect has been lost and decisions challenged. As secrets are unveiled, blood will be shed and lives will be lost. Will betrayal stand in the way of prosperity?--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis TAZ IS BACK! What happens to an organized criminal enterprise when the weakest link finally breaks? Changes must be made for future growth, but nobody can see the forest for the trees. The Network, known for their calculated power moves, attempts to align themselves with new international business colleagues. With a leader like Taz, the possibilities seem endless, but not everyone adjusts well to change. Over the years, respect has been lost and decisions challenged. As secrets are unveiled, blood will be shed and lives will be lost. Will betrayal stand in the way of prosperity? Clifford Spud Johnson delivers with this highly anticipated addition to the Gangsta Twist Series that will keep you on your toes! About The Author Raised in Inglewood, California, Clifford had numerous encounters with drugs, mayhem, and ultimately, the California Youth Authority. These experiences gave Clifford a template of street life. The hustle of welfare-dependent families sculpted by the day to day hood life that he experienced provides the imagery he displays in his work. Mr. Johnson is currently incarcerated.
The Muse - by Jessie Burton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 416Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ecco PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jessie BurtonLanguage: English About the Book "England, 1967. Odelle Bastien is a Caribbean âemigrâe trying to make her way in London. While working at a prestigious gallery, she discovers a painting rumored to be the work of Isaac Robles, a young, talented artist whose mysterious death has confounded the art world for decades. Drawn into a web of secrets and deceptions, Odelle does not know what to believe--or who she can trust. Spain, 1936. Olive Schloss, the daughter of an art dealer and an English heiress, follows her parents to an impoverished village on the southern coast. She grows close to Teresa, a young housekeeper, and Teresa's half-brother Isaac, an idealistic painter buoyed by the revolutionary fervor that will soon erupt into civil war. When Teresa and Isaac help Olive conceal her artistic talents, it causes devastating consequences that echo into the decades to come"--The publisher's web site. Book Synopsis "Love, war, desire, and art--it's all here." --ElleA picture hides a thousand words . . .On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn't know she had, she remains a mystery - no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery.The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harboring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come artist and revolutionary Isaac Robles and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family, with explosive and devastating consequences . . .Seductive, exhilarating and suspenseful, The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception - a masterpiece from Jessie Burton, the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist. From the Back Cover It's 1967 and Odelle Bastien is a Caribbean émigré trying to make her way in London. She takes a job at the prestigious Skelton Institute of Art and is taken under the wing of the mesmerizing and mysterious Marjorie Quick. When Odelle discovers a painting rumored to be the work of Isaac Robles--a Spanish artist whose mysterious death has confounded the art world for decades--she finds herself drawn into a complex web of secrets and deceptions.The truth about the painting lies in rural Spain, 1936, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harboring ambitions of her own. Olive grows close to Teresa, a young housekeeper, and Teresa's half brother, Isaac Robles, a painter buoyed by the revolutionary fervor that will soon erupt into civil war. Insinuating themselves into the Schloss family's lives, Teresa and Isaac help Olive conceal her artistic talents with devastating consequences that will echo into the decades to come.In vividly rendered detail, acclaimed and bestselling author Jessie Burton spins a tale of desire, ambition, and how the tides of history inevitably shape and define our lives. Review Quotes "[A] smart blend of literary and commercial fiction with intriguing characters and a compelling mystery at its center... Burton creatively infuses historical fiction with mystery in her exploration of the far-reaching consequences of deception, the relationship between art and artist, and the complex trajectory of women's desires.--Booklist"A complex, vividly drawn tale... The intricate way in which Burton pulls the two plots together is unexpected and impressive, a most original story about creative freedom, finding one's voice, and the quest for artistic redemption."--Publishers Weekly"The Muse... asks us to pay close attention, given the unexpected paths that wander variously through time, race, global politics and art history...[A] well crafted tale that draws you in, and in the end, respects you as a reader."--Minneapolis Star Tribune"[A] rich palette of ideas and emotions... The novel excellently explores the writing process itself."--Independent (UK)"A simmering historical love story"--Glamour UK"If you read and loved The Miniaturist, Burton's enchanting bestseller set in 17th-century Amsterdam, The Muse arrives just in time for the end of summer... Love, war, desire, and art--it's all here."--Elle"Jessie Burton meticulously reconstructs two different worlds... and ruminates on the nature of truth in art.. Told with remarkable care and evident research... A serpentine tale about art, truth and artistic ambition... [A] beautifully constructed story of art, ambition and the sacrifices one makes in the pursuit of both."--Bookreporter.com"Like its predecessor, this is a tale with a refreshingly feminist slant, interested in the slipperiness of meaning"--Daily Mail (UK)The Muse is a brilliantly realised story, and the parallel narratives are perfectly balanced, propelling the story forward at break-neck speed... Jessie Burton can expect more awards to soon be coming her way.--Sunday Herald, Scotland
Hello Stranger - (The Ravenels) by Lisa Kleypas (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.6 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 391Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceSeries Title: The RavenelsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperCollinsAuthor: Lisa KleypasAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "New York Times"-bestselling author Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist her. Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist her A woman who defies her timeDr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man--why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. A man who breaks every rule As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known. From the Back Cover New York Times bestselling author LISA KLEYPAS delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist herA woman who defies her timeDr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man--why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. A man who breaks every ruleAs a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known. Review Quotes "A love story to savor. Another winner in Kleypas' Ravenels series, with elegant prose, a fascinating heroine, and a Victorian London constructed with compelling historical detail."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Kleypas' elegant, assured prose and attentive characterization adorn every page of Hello Stranger. This is a fabulous love story with a perfectly matched pair at its heart."--BookPage "Unforgettable, beautifully etched characters; a flawless sense of pacing; and a perfectly executed plot imbued with an abundance of desire and danger are the outstanding literary hallmarks of the latest splendid addition to Kleypas' Ravenels series."--Booklist "Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry."--Library Journal (starred review) "Kleypas will continue to win readers' hearts in book four of the Ravenels [...] Kleypas makes you feel every intense moment; each heated kiss and all the thrilling action as you race to the perfect ending. There is nothing quite like a Kleypas romance."--RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
Penny for Your Secrets - (Verity Kent Mystery) by Anna Lee Huber (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Verity Kent MysteryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kensington Publishing CorporationAge Range: AdultBook theme: Women SleuthsAuthor: Anna Lee HuberLanguage: English About the Book "The Great War may be over, but for many, there are still obstacles on the home front. Reconciling with her estranged husband makes Verity sympathetic to her friend Ada's marital difficulties. Bourgeois-bred Ada, recently married to the Marquess of Rockham, is overwhelmed trying to navigate the ways of the aristocracy. And when Lord Rockham is discovered shot through the heart with a bullet from Ada's revolver, Verity fears her friend has made a fatal blunder. While striving to prove Ada's innocence, Verity is called upon for another favor. The sister of a former Secret Service colleague has been killed in what authorities believe was a home invasion gone wrong. The victim's war work--censoring letters sent by soldiers from the front--exposed her to sensitive, disturbing material. Verity begins to suspect these two unlikely cases may be linked. But as the connections deepen, the consequences--not just for Verity, but for Britain--grow more menacing than she could have imagined."-- Book Synopsis England, 1919. In Anna Lee Huber's latest mystery, former Secret Service agent Verity Kent is finding that life after wartime offers its own share of danger . . . The Great War may be over, but for many, there are still obstacles on the home front. Reconciling with her estranged husband makes Verity sympathetic to her friend Ada's marital difficulties. Bourgeois-bred Ada, recently married to the Marquess of Rockham, is overwhelmed trying to navigate the ways of the aristocracy. And when Lord Rockham is discovered shot through the heart with a bullet from Ada's revolver, Verity fears her friend has made a fatal blunder. While striving to prove Ada's innocence, Verity is called upon for another favor. The sister of a former Secret Service colleague has been killed in what authorities believe was a home invasion gone wrong. The victim's war work--censoring letters sent by soldiers from the front--exposed her to sensitive, disturbing material. Verity begins to suspect these two unlikely cases may be linked. But as the connections deepen, the consequences--not just for Verity, but for Britain--grow more menacing than she could have imagined. Praise for Anna Lee Huber's Treacherous Is the Night "A thrilling mystery that supplies its gutsy heroine with plenty of angst-ridden romance."--Kirkus Reviews "A splendid sequel. . . . Huber combines intricate puzzles with affecting human drama." --Publishers Weekly "Masterful. . . . Just when you think the plot will zig, it zags. . . . Deeply enjoyable."--Criminal Element Review Quotes Praise for Penny For Your Secrets Readers looking for atmospheric mystery set in the period following the Great War will savor the intricate plotting and captivating details of the era. --Library Journal (Starred Review) "Action-filled...Huber offers a well-researched historical and a fascinating look at the lingering aftermath of war."--Publishers Weekly "No sooner are Verity Kent and her dashing but troubled husband, Sidney, back from solving a mystery in Belgium (Treacherous Is the Night, 2018) than they are confronted with one at home in London...Touching details of the Kents' struggle to overcome Sidney's anguish add to the stellar mystery here, making this a great read for fans of the series and for all who enjoy Downton Abbey-era fiction."--Booklist "The moment I read Huber's first novel in her Lady Darby series... I knew I'd discovered an author worth following. The Verity Kent series proves she can bring both the 1920s and 1830s back to life with panache. With a perfect blend of murder, mystery, history, romance, and powerful heroines, Huber has yet to disappoint. If you're a fan of historical fiction and you haven't put her on your permanent pre-order list, you've made a grave mistake that should be remedied immediately." --Criminal Element "This is a fine historical mystery series that will not disappoint." --Historical Novel Society "A cool mix of historical and mystery that will satisfy...fans of the genre." --Parkersburg News & Sentinel Praise for Anna Lee Huber's previous Verity Kent mysteries: Treacherous is the Night A thrilling mystery that supplies its gutsy heroine with plenty of angst-ridden romance. --Kirkus Reviews "[A] splendid sequel....Huber combines intricate puzzles with affecting human drama." --Publishers Weekly "Masterful....Just when you think the plot will zig, it zags. Regardless of how well-versed you may be in the genre, you'll be hard-pressed to predict this climax....Deeply enjoyable...just the thing if you're looking for relatable heroines, meatier drama, and smart characters with rich inner lives." --Criminal ElementHuber is an excellent historical mystery writer, and Verity is her best heroine. Sidney and Verity are a formidable couple when they work together, but they are also very real. They don't leap straight back into life before the war but instead face many obstacles and struggles as they readjust to married life and post-war life. Nonetheless, the love between Sidney and Verity is real and true, and the way that Huber creates their re-blossoming love is genuine. Topped off with a gripping mystery, this will not disappoint. --Historical Novel Society This Side of Murder"Engrossing...Evocative historical details complement the well-drawn characters. The intricate plot builds to a surprising conclusion." --Publishers Weekly "A richly detailed period mystery, This Side of Murder is sure to turn you into a true Verity Kent fan (if you aren't one already.)" --Bustle.com "Huber paints a compelling portrait of the aftermath of World War I, and show the readers how devastating the war was for everyone in England...I am looking forward to reading many more of Verity Kent's adventures." --Historical Novel Society I loved This Side of Murder, a richly textured mystery filled with period detail and social mores, whose plot twists and character revelations kept me up way past my bedtime. Can't wait for the next Verity Kent adventure! --Shelley Noble, New York Times bestselling author of The Beach at Painters' Cove and Ask Me No Questions. "A smashing and engrossing tale of deceit, murder and betrayal set just after World War I. . . . Anna Lee Huber has crafted a truly captivating mystery here."--All About Romance"The new Verity Kent Mystery series is rich in detail without being overwhelming and is abundant with murder, mystery, and a bit of romance. The plot is fast-moving with twists and turns aplenty. Huber knows what it takes to write a great mystery." --RT Book Reviews "A captivating murder mystery told with flair and panache!" --Fresh Fiction"Suspenseful, atmospheric, and beautifully written." --Ashley Weaver, author of the Amory Ames Mysteries "My favorite new mystery series!" --Alyssa Maxwell, USA Today bestselling author "Sure to please fans of classic whodunits and lovers of historical fiction alike." --Jessica Estevao, author of Whispers Beyond the Veil About the Author Anna Lee Huber is the Daphne award-winning author of the national bestselling Lady Darby Mysteries and the Verity Kent Mysteries. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology. She currently resides in Indiana with her family and is hard at work on her next novel. Visit her online at www.annaleehuber.com.
One More Day (Paperback) by Kelly Simmons
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 309Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Sourcebooks LandmarkAuthor: Kelly SimmonsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "No one wants to be the mother whose child disappears. It's unthinkable, the stuff of nightmares. But when she turns her back to pay a parking meter, Carrie Morgan becomes that mother. Ben is gone, and more than a year later, it's clear that he is never coming back. Until he does--for just twenty-four hours, before once again vanishing from his crib without a trace. Rumors start to circulate through Carrie's small town. Whispers that she's seeing things. That her alibi doesn't quite add up"--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis "Beautifully dark, totally devastating and so riveting you might find yourself gripping the pages"--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of YouDon't look awayNo one wants to be the mother whose child disappears. It's unthinkable, every parent's worst nightmare. But when she turns her back to pay a parking meter, Carrie Morgan becomes that mother. Ben is gone, and more than a year later, it's clear that he is never coming back.Until he does...for just twenty-four hours, before once again vanishing from his crib without a trace. Rumors start to circulate through Carrie's small town. Whispers that she's seeing things. That her alibi doesn't quite add up.Her husband and friends start to think she's crazy. The police start to think she's guilty. As the investigation heats up, Carrie must decide what to share, and how. Because the crime is about to be solved... and her secret revealed.A perfect beach read, One More Day is a twisty thriller that picks at every parent's worst nightmare and unravels it into a chilling novel of well-kept secrets and doubt.Also by Kelly Simmons: Where She WentThe Fifth of July Review Quotes "One More Day is an absolutely riveting book. It's a rare novel that combines intrigue and suspense with so much heart--but that's what makes it one of my favorite new books of this winter." - Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of Things You Won't Say and The Opposite of Me "Beautifully dark, totally devastating and so riveting you might find yourself gripping the pages, One More Day is about the holes in our lives and how we struggle to fill them, the love of parent for child, and the secrets that define us. Absolutely mesmerizing." - Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You
The Haunting of Maddy Clare - by Simone St James (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Berkley BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Simone St JamesLanguage: English About the Book In 1920's England, a young woman of limited means and even less experience confronts the ghost of a mysterious serving maid. Book Synopsis A woman of limited means and even less experience must confront a vengeful spirit in this haunting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Girls and The Sun Down Motel. 1920s England. Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist an obsessed ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis--rich, handsome, and scarred by World War I--has been summoned to investigate the spirit of the nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is said to haunt the barn where she committed suicide. Maddy hated men in life, and she will not speak to them in death. But Sarah is unprepared to confront an angry ghost--real or imagined--on her own. She's even less prepared for the arrival of Alistair's associate, rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, also a veteran of the trenches, whose scars go deeper than Sarah can reach. Soon, Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle. For Maddy's ghost is no hoax--she's real, she's angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Now, Sarah and Matthew must discover who Maddy was, where she came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance--before she destroys them all.... Review Quotes Praise for The Haunting of Maddy ClareWinner of two RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America and the Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada "St. James has written an atmospheric and resoundingly old-fashioned ghost story that pulls you in from the first pages."--Historical Novels Review "A chilling start...fans of the modern Gothic novel will enjoy filling up a few creepy hours."--Kirkus Reviews "With a fresh, unique voice, Simone St. James creates an atmosphere that is deliciously creepy and a heroine you won't soon forget. The Haunting of Maddy Clare promises spooky thrills and it delivers. Read it, enjoy it--but don't turn out the lights!"--Deanna Raybourn, author of the Julia Grey series and of The Dark Enquiry "Fast, fun, and gripping. Kept me up into the wee hours."--C. S. Harris, author of the Sebastian St. Cyr mystery series More Praise for Simone St. James "Deliciously creepy. A chilling blend of mystery and ghost story that will thrill fans of both."--Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Lock Every Door "Simone St. James knows that true terror, as she effectively illustrates in The Sun Down Motel, goes beyond things that go bump in the night....St. James deftly melds an engrossing mystery with a tense supernatural thriller....keeps the tension high with myriad surprising twists."--Associated Press "This creepy supernatural thriller will send shivers down your spine."--GoodHousekeeping.com "[A] truly nightmarish trip back and forth in time and into the supernatural...guaranteed to keep readers rapt...What a story!"--Booklist (starred review) "This novel is a creepy delight."--The New York Post About the Author Simone St. James is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Sun Down Motel, The Broken Girls, Lost Among the Living, and The Haunting of Maddy Clare. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time.
The Water Keeper - by Charles Martin (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: SouthernFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Thomas NelsonAuthor: Charles MartinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Charles Martin comes a riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds. Book Synopsis A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he's dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, Murph's mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past--and the ghosts who tried to bury them.With Charles Martin's trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.Praise for The Water Keeper: "I'm telling you, it's an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel unlike anything I've ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world." --Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin"Charles Martin fans rejoice, because he's done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters." --Lauren Denton, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway"In The Water Keeper Charles Martin crafts a compelling story with skill and sensitivity. Open the pages of this book and you'll enter the world of characters caught up in a real-life drama that grips the heart. As with all of Charles's books you never finish it--you continue to live there in your own imagination. Current fans won't be disappointed; new readers will understand why Charles Martin is on the short list of contemporary authors I recommend above all others." --Robert Whitlow, bestselling authorPart of The Murphy Shepherd novels: Book 1: The Water KeeperBook 2: The Letter Keeper (available June 2021)Full-length novel (c. 110,000 words)Includes Discussion Questions for Book ClubsAlso by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry
The Highway - (Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell Novels) by C J Box (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 448Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Cody Hoyt / Cassie Dewell NovelsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Minotaur BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: CrimeAuthor: C J BoxLanguage: English About the Book "The inspiration for the ABC series Big sky"--Cover. Book Synopsis The inspiration for the new ABC series Big Sky. "A violent, tension-packed, well-written thriller spiced with Box's vivid portrayal of the Western landscape." -- Associated Press When two sisters set out across a remote stretch of Montana road to visit their friend, little do they know it will be the last time anyone might ever hear from them again. The girls--and their car--simply vanish. Former police investigator Cody Hoyt has just lost his job and has fallen off the wagon after a long stretch of sobriety. Convinced by his son and his former rookie partner, Cassie Dewell, he begins the drive south to the girls' last known location. As Cody makes his way to the lonely stretch of Montana highway where they went missing, Cassie discovers that Gracie and Danielle Sullivan aren't the first girls who have disappeared in this area. This majestic landscape is the hunting ground for a killer whose viciousness is outmatched only by his intelligence. And he might not be working alone. Time is running out for Gracie and Danielle...Can Cassie overcome her doubts and lack of experience and use her innate skill? Can Cody Hoyt battle his own demons and find this killer before another victim vanishes on the highway? Review Quotes "Filled with believable characters and hard, realistic dialogue, Edgar winner Box's perfectly paced novel offers a suspenseful story laced with more than a few shockingly unexpected plot twists." -- Publishers Weekly (signature review) "A nonstop, action-filled race against time. Rolling down the superhighway of suspense, this thriller will leave readers breathless." -- Library Journal (starred review) "Be warned: This is one scary novel." -- Toronto Globe and Mail "The Highway is the summer's most terrifying novel...Prepare to be scared." -- Orlando Sentinel "Get off the genre interstate and take The Highway." -- Billings Gazette About the Author C. J. BOX is the bestselling author of many novels, including the award-winning Joe Pickett series and the Highway Quartet. Blue Heaven won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2009, and Box has won the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, the Barry Award (twice), the Western Heritage Award for Literature, and the Spur Award. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Wyoming.
Dangerous Crossing - Reprint by Rachel Rhys (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 368Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & Detective, HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pocket BooksAuthor: Rachel RhysAge Range: AdultBook theme: World War II, HistoricalLanguage: English Book Synopsis In this "thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing" (Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author) historical suspense novel in the tradition of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile and Ruth Ware's The Woman in Cabin 10, pre-war tension and forbidden romance abound, and not everyone will survive the journey... The ship has been like a world within itself, a vast floating city outside of normal rules. But the longer the journey continues, the more confined it is starting to feel, deck upon deck, passenger upon passenger, all of them churning around each other without anywhere to go... 1939: Europe is on the brink of war when young Lily Shepherd boards an ocean liner in England, bound for Australia. She is ready to start anew, leaving behind the shadows of her past. The passage proves magical, complete with live music, cocktails, and fancy-dress balls. With stops at exotic locations along the way--Naples, Cairo, Ceylon--the voyage shows Lily places she's only ever dreamed of and enables her to make friends with those above her social station, people who would not ordinarily mingle with her. She even allows herself to hope that a man she couldn't possibly have a future with outside the cocoon of the ship might return her feelings. But Lily soon realizes that she's not the only one hiding secrets. Her newfound friends--the toxic wealthy couple Eliza and Max; Cambridge graduate Edward; Jewish refugee Maria; fascist George--are also running away from their pasts. As the glamour of the voyage fades, the stage is set for something sinister to occur. By the time the ship docks, two passengers are dead, war has been declared, and Lily's life is irrevocably changed. "A vividly descriptive ride" (Marie Claire) with a "jaw-dropping ending" (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick), Dangerous Crossing is a transporting and "gorgeously atmospheric" (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) story for the ages. Review Quotes "[Rhys] offers plenty of glamorous atmosphere, period detail, and engaging ports of call along the way to please both historical fiction readers and mystery lovers."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Library Journal" "A book to lose yourself in. I loved it!" --Liz Fenwick, author of Under a Cornish Sky "author of Unraveling Oliver" "A gorgeously atmospheric read. Prepare to be transported."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Marie Claire" "A seductive novel that grabs readers' attention from the first page and doesn't let go. Rhys beautifully captures each scene during Lily's five-week voyage, combining mystery, intrigue, scandal, and murder. Readers will love it."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Booklist" "A sumptuous and thrilling read. It captivates you in its spell right until the end. I loved it."--Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat "Kirkus" "A sumptuous, thrilling and captivating adventure on the high seas where some of the characters find love and the romances of others are thwarted by dark secrets...a simply stunning novel."--Sarra Manning, author of London Belongs to Us "Daily Express (UK), 5 stars" "A vividly descriptive ride from this enticingly mysterious author, leading up to a killer ending we did not see coming."-- "Marie Claire" "An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets, Rachel Rhys brings this dangerous crossing brilliantly and beautifully alive."--Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author of I Found You "Kirkus" "An utter treat...a glorious mix of proper old-school glamour and a labyrinthine plot full of class war, politics and sexual tension."--Veronica Henry, author of How to Find Love in a Bookshop "Kirkus" "Completely compelling and atmospheric. I absolutely loved it." --Jane Fallon, author of My Sweet Revenge "Woman and Home (UK)" "From its intriguing opening, Dangerous Crossing - part drama, part crime novel - had me hooked. You'll want to read this in one sitting." --Sarra Manning, author of London Belongs to Us "Stylist (UK)" "Quite extraordinary...Beautiful, captivating, and I desperately did not want the journey to end."--Emma Kavanagh, author of The Missing Hours "Kirkus" "Rachel Rhys has created a sumptuous world, rich in character and description. Possessing a rare talent for observation and detail, she has perfectly drawn this pre-war passage to Australia. For a few days it was as if I was a passenger on that ship myself. I loved it." --Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake "Woman and Home (UK)" "Rhys captures the essence of the era, class structure, prejudice and fear of war...Suspense is built from the opening page until the jaw dropping ending due to her sharp plotting. Readers will be completely absorbed in every aspect of the characters' lives, the voyage and two murders. Dangerous Crossing is a tale to savor."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)" "The most compelling mystery here lurks between the lines."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Kirkus" "Think Highsmith on the high seas."--Sarra Manning, author of London Belongs to Us "Kirkus" "This a proper old fashioned tale of thwarted romance, impossible glamour, murder and mayhem on the high seas. The most enjoyable bout of cabin fever I've ever had . . . The pages turn themselves."--Liz Nugent "author of Unraveling Oliver" "Thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing."--Paula Hawkins, #1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train "Marie Claire" "Utterly gripping . . . I loved Lily and the sumptuous detail of her onboard world with its constant undercurrent of tension and mystery. It's a brilliant evocation of the time" --Elizabeth Enfield, author of Ivy & Abe "Woman and Home (UK)" "Well plotted, absorbing read with a whiff of Agatha Christie." --Liz Fenwick, author of Under a Cornish Sky "Woman and Home (UK)" "What a world of glamour, uncertainty and intrigue! I was immersed from the very first page. And the sense of time and place is so convincing, the voice so perfect, I felt as if I had made the crossing myself. It is a gem of a book."--Colette McBeth, author of The Life I Left Behind "Woman and Home (UK)" A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick 2017--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 "Kirkus"
Inner City Blues - (Charlotte Justice Novels (Paperback)) by Paula L Woods (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 318Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Charlotte Justice Novels (Paperback)Format: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: Police ProceduralAuthor: Paula L WoodsLanguage: English About the Book African-American LAPD homicide detective Charlotte Justice saves Dr. Lance Mitchell during a violent confrontation with police when he's mistaken for a car thief. However, the body of a former radical who murdered Charlotte's husband and baby girl years ago is found nearby--with the doctor's wallet beneath it. Defying her superiors, Charlotte sets out to uncover the twisted truth connecting the two men. (July) Book Synopsis Meet Detective Charlotte Justice, a black woman in the very white, very male, and sometimes very racist Los Angeles Police Department. The time is 48 hours into the epochal L.A. riots and she and her fellow officers are exhausted. She saves the curfew-breaking black doctor Lance Mitchell from a potentially lethal beating from some white officers--only to discover nearby the body of one-time radical Cinque Lewis, a thug who years before had murdered her husband and young daughter. Was it a random shooting or was Mitchell responsible? And what had brought Lewis back to a city he'd long since fled?Charlotte's quest for the truth behind Cinque's death will set her at odds with the LAPD hierarchy, plunge her into the intricacies of everything from L.A.'s gang-banging politics to its black blue-bloods, and lead her into deep emotional waters with Mitchell's partner (and her old flame), Dr. Aubrey Scott.In Charlotte Justice, Paula L. Woods has created a tough, tart, but also vulnerable heroine sure to draw comparisons to such classic figures as Easy Rawlins and Kinsey Milhone, but a true original as well.Winner of the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel from Mystery Readers International. Review Quotes Woods puts an African-American spin on Sara Paretsky's trademarks (the broad canvas filled with big events, the tough-as-the-boys heroine, the gimlet eye for urban corruption) in this important debut.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Schemes - by Kiki Swinson & Saundra (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: African AmericanSeries Title: SchemesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dafina BooksAuthor: Kiki Swinson & SaundraAge Range: AdultBook theme: UrbanLanguage: English About the Book "DEVIL IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING: Karlie Houston hasn't seen a raise in forever, but the payday loan office she manages is raking in the cash. So why not get what she's rightfully owed by masterminding a heist? Once her lover Sidney's boys hit all the company's locations at one time, there's a fortune to split. But suddenly bodies start dropping--and Karlie better devise the perfect plan to survive... TWISTED DECEPTION: Raised by a ruthless mother, Yazz Armstrong lives by "scheme or die." So she's cool with helping her man, Kevon, take control of head dealer Caesar's territory. And when the fallout racks up unexpected casualties, Yazz finds Caesar's bed a refuge--and his empire hers to help rule. Too bad someone with an even more lethal agenda won't stop 'til Yazz and her dreams crash and burn for good... -- Book Synopsis DEVIL IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING KIKI SWINSON Karlie Houston hasn't seen a raise in forever, but the payday loan office she manages is raking in the cash. So why not get what she's rightfully owed by masterminding a heist? Once her lover Sidney's boys hit all the company's locations at one time, there's a fortune to split. But suddenly bodies start dropping--and Karlie better devise the perfect plan to survive... TWISTED DECEPTION SAUNDRA Raised by a ruthless mother, Yazz Armstrong lives by "scheme or die." So she's cool with helping her man, Kevon, take control of head dealer Caesar's territory. And when the fallout racks up unexpected casualties, Yazz finds Caesar's bed a refuge--and his empire hers to help rule. Too bad someone with an even more lethal agenda won't stop 'til Yazz and her dreams crash and burn for good... "Kiki captures the heat of the streets." --Wahida Clark "Saundra offers insight into the ruthless drug game but also offers hope and redemption. Fans of Sistah Souljah's groundbreaking The Coldest Winter Ever will immediately note similarities to that powerful novel in Saundra's writing." --Library Journal on Her Sweetest Revenge About The Author Kiki Swinson is the nationally bestselling author of over forty novels and short stories. Swinson's works feature resilient women making tough--and sometimes not quite legal--decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison, have sold over 2.4 million copies. She completed her first novel while incarcerated and her second novel, Wifey, went on to become a #1 Essence bestseller and the first installment in one of today's most popular urban series. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia--and a former hustler's wife--Swinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiMedia.net. SAUNDRA grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi, and now lives in Indiana with her family. Saundra's stories highlight fearless females who hustle to get what they deserve. Her debut novel, Her Sweetest Revenge, began the series that won praise for being a "roller-coaster ride" and "drama at its best." Saundra is active on Twitter @AuthorSaundra and loves to hear from readers.
The Oresteia - (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 335Genre: DramaSub-Genre: Ancient & ClassicalSeries Title: Penguin ClassicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin GroupAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis In the Oresteia Aeschylus addressed the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, their spirit of struggle and regeneration becomes an everlasting song of celebration. In Agamemnon, a king's decision to sacrifice his daughter and turn the tide of war inflicts lasting damage on his family, culminating in a terrible act of retribution; The Libation Bearers deals with the aftermath of Clytemnestra's regicide, as her son Orestes sets out to avenge his father's death; and in The Eumenides, Orestes is tormented by supernatural powers that can never be appeased. Forming an elegant and subtle discourse on the emergence of Athenian democracy out of a period of chaos and destruction, The Oresteia is a compelling tragedy of the tensions between our obligations to our families and the laws that bind us together as a society. The only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus' The Oresteia is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction, notes and glossary written in collaboration with W.B. Stanford in Penguin Classics. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Back Cover This book is a play that has been translated into English. 'The Oresteia' Review Quotes Conveys more vividly and powerfully than any of the ten competitors I have consulted the eternal power of this masterpiece ... a triumph. --Bernard Levin How satisfying to read at last a modern translation which is rooted in Greek feeling and Greek thought ... both the stature and the profound instinctive genius of Aeschylus are recognised. --Mary Renault, author of The King Must Die About the Author Aeschylus was born of noble family near Athens in 525 BC. He took part in the Persian Wars, and his epitaph represents him as fighting at Marathon. He wrote more than seventy plays, of which only seven have survived, all translated for Penguin Classics: The Supplicants, The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Prometheus Bound, Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides.
The Stranger Inside - by Laura Benedict (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 352Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mulholland BooksAuthor: Laura BenedictAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis A woman returns home to find a stranger living in her house in this "suspenseful and moving" psychological drama from an Edgar Award-nominated author (Meg Gardiner) -- perfect for readers of Shari Lapena and Liane Moriarty.There's a stranger living in Kimber Hannon's house. He tells the police that he has every right to be there, and he has the paperwork to prove it. But Kimber definitely didn't invite this man to move in. He tells her that he knows something about her, and he wants everyone else to know it, too."I was there. I saw what you did." These words reveal a connection to Kimber's distant past, and dark secrets she'd long ago left buried. This trespasser isn't after anything as simple as her money or her charming Craftsman bungalow. He wants to move into her carefully orchestrated life -- and destroy it. Review Quotes "The Stranger Inside is a twisty, compelling thriller. Laura Benedict takes hold of your throat and doesn't let go until the final page."--Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Beths "The Stranger Inside is an intense, fascinating character study that will have you rooting for Kimber while she turns her life around and tries to stay alive."--Catherine Coulter, New York Times bestselling author of Paradox "Benedict spins a story driven by deceit on the part of most of the principals, with tension increasing with the body count and the twists and turns that continue to the very end."--Booklist "Can you imagine the nightmare of a stranger taking over your house? The terror you would feel? With The Stranger Inside, Laura Benedict turns her unique voice in suspense to this elegant scary mystery, where nothing is as it seems and one woman's truth is shattered by the hidden secrets of her past."--J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Lie to Me "Compelling characters, lush settings, complex emotions--all in a clever plot and spiced with a hint of darkness. These are the trademarks of Laura Benedict's writing. I've followed her career for years and she never disappoints. This new book, The Stranger Inside, is no exception. But a warning--once you pick it up, you will yield your life to the power of a great storyteller."--Carolyn Haines, bestselling author of the Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries and The House of Memory "Laura Benedict's The Stranger Inside begins with one of the most unnerving premises I've ever read. This is a masterfully constructed thriller about one woman's inability to escape from the complicated web of her past. You won't be able to put it down until every secret is revealed, one breathtaking surprise after another, all the way until the shocking final pages."--David Bell, USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter "Outstanding.... Kimber's complicated personality and unusual family life drive the ever-twisting, surprise-filled plot.... [She] is the epitome of the unreliable narrator."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Suspenseful and moving, The Stranger Inside gripped me from the first page. Laura Benedict is at the top of her game."--Meg Gardiner, author of Into the Black Nowhere "Reads at breakneck speed; perfect for a thrilling distraction from the everyday.... Fans of Laura Benedict will find themselves stunned by the new depths to her writing this stand-alone unleashes; those coming to her work fresh will almost certainly be instant fans for life."--BOLO Books About The Author Laura Benedict is the Edgar- and ITW Thriller Award- nominated author of eight novels of mystery and suspense, including The Stranger Inside, and the Bliss House gothic trilogy. Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and in numerous anthologies like At Home in the Dark (May 2019), A Thousand Doors, and St. Louis Noir. A native of Cincinnati, she lives in Southern Illinois with her family.
Assassin's Apprentice (the Illustrated Edition) - (Farseer Trilogy) by Robin Hobb (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 464Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasySeries Title: Farseer TrilogyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Del Rey BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: EpicAuthor: Robin HobbLanguage: English About the Book In hardcover for the first time. A gorgeously illustrated anniversary edition of the book that launched the epic Farseer Trilogy, praised by George R.R. Martin as "fantasy as it ought to be written," featuring a new Foreword by Robin Hobb and 10 full-color illustrations. Book Synopsis In hardcover for the first time ever! A gorgeously illustrated anniversary edition of the book that launched the epic Farseer Trilogy, praised by George R. R. Martin as "fantasy as it ought to be written" and Lin-Manuel Miranda as "an incredible series," featuring a new foreword by Robin Hobb and ten full-color illustrations. Twenty-five years ago, Robin Hobb's first novel featuring FitzChivalry Farseer and his mysterious, often maddening friend the Fool struck like a bolt of brilliant lightning. Thus began a beloved saga spanning multiple series, full of adventure, magic, and sinister plots. To celebrate a quarter-century of wonder, this special edition of Assassin's Apprentice presents a modern classic as it's never been seen before: in hardcover, with ten beautiful full-color illustrations by Magali Villeneuve. Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill--and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family. As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom. Praise for Robin Hobb and Assassin's Apprentice "Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons."--George R. R. Martin "A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies . . . a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne."--Publishers Weekly "This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don't want it to be over."--Steven Brust Review Quotes "Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb's books are diamonds in a sea of zircons."--George R. R. Martin "A gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies . . . a delightful take on the powers and politics behind the throne."--Publishers Weekly "This is the kind of book you fall into, and start reading slower as you get to the end, because you don't want it to be over."--Steven Brust About the Author Robin Hobb is the author of the Farseer Trilogy, the Liveship Traders Trilogy, the Tawny Man Trilogy, the Soldier Son Trilogy, and the Rain Wilds Chronicles. She has also written as Megan Lindholm. She is a native of Washington State. Magali Villeneuve has been an illustrator for well over a decade, and started by painting book covers in France, her home country. She now works for many different companies and publishing houses around the world, including Wizards of the Coast, Titan Publishing, Dynamite Comics, Valve Corporation, and Fantasy Flight Games. Her work has been featured in role-playing games, video games, collectible cards games, magazines, and book covers. She has done work in the universes of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and more. She is also the author of the dark fantasy book series La Dernière Terre in France.
The Patriot Threat ( Cotton Malone) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Steve Berry
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.3 Inches (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 560Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Cotton Malone.Format: PaperbackPublisher: Minotaur Books.Author: Steve BerryAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department, Malone is now a retired bookshop owner in Denmark. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files-the kind that could bring the United States to its knees-Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations about the dollar bill, Malone's high-stakes investigation will ultimately beg the question: What if the federal income tax is illegal? Now it's up to him to find the answer-at all costs"--Page 4 of cover. Book Synopsis The history of America's income-tax law can be found in the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. But someone has unearthed a secret that calls that law into question. Now it's up to Cotton Malone to learn the truth. . . Once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department, Malone is now a retired bookshop owner in Denmark. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files-the kind that could bring the United States to its knees-Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. Loaded with action, character sketches, [and] fascinating history...along the lines of The Da Vinci Code.-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations about the dollar bill, Malone's high-stakes investigation will ultimately beg the question: What if the federal income tax is illegal? Now it's up to him to find the answer-at all costs. One of Berry's best books to date.-The New York Times This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback. Review Quotes "One of Berry's best books to date." --The New York Times "Steve Berry is a master at weaving together historical details with fiction to create a spellbinding thriller...Suspenseful, entertaining and thought provoking. As usual, Berry's writing is smooth, the plot well thought out, and the characters realistic. Another winner from Steve Berry." --The Providence Journal "Cotton Malone is once again thrown into the midst of fast-paced international threats. The history in this novel is intriguing, even to non-history buffs." --RT Book Reviews (4 stars) "A fast-paced and entertaining traditional thriller along the lines of The Da Vinci Code. [The Patriot Threat is] loaded with action, character sketches, fascinating history and Mr. Berry's liberal use of poetic license." --The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette About The Author STEVE BERRY is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of a dozen Cotton Malone novels, and several standalones. He has 21 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves as a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president.
That Summer - by Jennifer Weiner (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 432Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Atria BooksAuthor: Jennifer WeinerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Summer comes another timely and deliciously twisty novel of intrigue, secrets, and the transformative power of female friendship. Daisy Shoemaker can't sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she's got it good. So why is she up all night? While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she's also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisy's driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy's making dinner, Diana's making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana's glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy's simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy? From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild landscape of the Outer Cape, written with Jennifer Weiner's signature wit and sharp observations, That Summer is a story about surviving our pasts, confronting our futures, and the sustaining bonds of friendship. Review Quotes "Weiner follows up Big Summer with another emotionally charged drama, this one centered on a #MeToo reckoning. Weiner's writing is infused with evocative depictions... [and her] legions of fans will applaud this emotionally affecting and often surprising story."-- "Publishers Weekly" "Fans will enjoy references to the murder plot of Weiner's previous novel, Big Summer (2020), and sprinklings of Weiner's signature descriptions of food and cooking."-- "Kirkus Reviews" "Clever and empowering." --People "It's deliciously fun: frothy entertainment with surprising depth. Big Summer is big fun, and then some. It's empowering and surprising--a reminder to put down the phone and enjoy each moment for what it is, rather than what it could look like on Instagram." --The Washington Post "It's the beach read to end all beach reads."--Entertainment Weekly PRAISE FOR BIG SUMMER: "Sexy and satisfying. . . Observant, self-aware, and very funny, Big Summer will delight Jennifer Weiner's many fans and could be just the absorbing take-me-away read so many of us need right now." --USA Today "Part dissection of female friendships, part murder mystery, part social-media tutorial, part love story and--the best of them all--part portrait of an overweight, under-confident striver. Daphne is an endearing creation: funny, plucky, willing to acknowledge certain critical lapses in judgment and eminently worthy of the love that she is certain will never come her way." --The Wall Street Journal "Weiner's storytelling skill is such that she paints an uncompromising, complicated portrait of the insidious dangers of the patriarchy that is also a lot of fun to read. Weiner's latest is a summer banger with a ripped-from-the headlines plot, which is sure to garner lots of attention."-- "Booklist (starred)" About The Author Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen books, including Good in Bed, That Summer, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.
Make Up Break Up - by Lily Menon (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: RomanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Lily MenonAge Range: AdultBook theme: Romantic ComedyLanguage: English About the Book "Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings ... these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the 'Google Translate for failing relationships.' High efficiency break-ups, flashy start-ups, penthouses, fast cars ... these are the things Hudson Craft believes in. His app, Break Up, is known as the 'Uber for break-ups.' It's wildly successful--and anathema to Annika's life philosophy. Which wouldn't be a problem if they'd gone their separate ways after that summer fling in Las Vegas, never to see each other again. Unfortunately for Annika, Hudson's not just moving into her office building, but into the office right next to hers"-- Book Synopsis Make Up Break Up, the sparkling and heartfelt romantic comedy debut from Lily Menon Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings...these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the "Google Translate for failing relationships." High efficiency break-ups, flashy start-ups, penthouses, fast cars...these are the things Hudson Craft believes in. His app, Break Up, is known as the "Uber for break-ups." It's wildly successful--and anathema to Annika's life philosophy. Which wouldn't be a problem if they'd gone their separate ways after that summer fling in Las Vegas, never to see each other again. Unfortunately for Annika, Hudson's moving not just into her office building, but into the office right next to hers. And he'll be competing at the prestigious EPIC investment pitch contest: A contest Annika needs to win if she wants to keep Make Up afloat. As if it's not bad enough seeing his irritatingly perfect face on magazine covers when her own business is failing. As if knowing he stole her idea and twisted it into something vile--and monumentally more successful--didn't already make her stomach churn. As the two rival app developers clash again and again--and again--Annika finds herself drawn into Hudson Craft's fast-paced, high velocity, utterly shallow world. Only, from up close, he doesn't seem all that shallow. Could it be that everything she thought about Hudson is completely wrong? Could the creator of Break Up teach her what true love's really about? Review Quotes OPRAHMAG.COM, 27 Most Anticipated Romance Novels to Renew Your Faith in Love In 2021 ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, Hot Stuff: February Romance Novels Are Tender and Warmhearted POPSUGAR, The 10 Best New Romance Books Coming Your Way This February BUZZFEED, 26 New Books To Add To Your Reading List THE NERD DAILY, February 2021 Romance Books BOOK RIOT, 6 Great YA Authors Writing Romance Novels REFINERY29, 22 Great Books To Kick Off Your New Year's Resolution To Read More SHE READS, 20 books to read if you loved Bridget Jones's Diary VOGUE INDIA, Add these 21 most anticipated books of 2021 to your reading list Steamy and hilarious. --Popsugar Menon's writing is a stylistic delight. Her descriptions are vibrant and her approach to storytelling is eminently readable. --Entertainment Weekly Make Up Break Up is a lovely story you want to linger over, savoring the story as much as the storytelling. --Frolic "A delightful, clever enemies-to-lovers romcom full of Menon's trademark sunshine with a bit of extra heat, Make Up Break Up will make you swipe right." - Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue Packed with heart, humor, and multiple swoonworthy moments, YA author Menon's adult debut brings a welcome zing to the romance genre that is sure to have wide app. - Library Journal (starred review) ...the witty banter and electric sexual tension throughout will keep readers hooked. This winning romance will especially appeal to fans of The Hating Game. - Publishers Weekly This entertaining enemies-to-lovers romance marks the adult debut of the popular YA author, writing as Sandhya Menon, of When Dimple Met Rishi (2017)...the sexual tension sizzles, and themes of familial expectations and financial stress add richness and intrigue. Hand this one to fans of Alisha Rai and Sally Thorne. - Booklist A charming, fun and fast-paced hate-to-love romance set in the hyper-competitive world of LA's Silicon Beach. Enjoyable from the very first page to the last, Make Up Break Up is a perfect mood-lifter! - Suzanne Park, author of Loathe at First Sight Make Up Break Up is a pure delight from start to finish. With amazing chemistry and laugh out loud writing, it is impossible to put down." - Alexa Martin, bestselling author of Snapped About The Author Lily Menon has always been enamored of romantic comedies and happily-ever-afters in all shapes and sizes. Her very first love story, written at age nine, was about a handsome boy who wooed the heroine with books, chocolates, and a very fat puppy. Now Lily lives with her own handsome boy (who indeed wooed her with books, chocolates, and fat puppies) in the mountains of Colorado, where she spends her days dreaming up kissing scenes and meet-cutes. When she's bored, Lily also masquerades as New York Times bestselling YA author Sandhya Menon. Make Up Break Up is her first adult romance.
Overbite - (Insatiable) by Meg Cabot (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: FantasySeries Title: InsatiableFormat: PaperbackPublisher: William Morrow & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: ParanormalAuthor: Meg CabotLanguage: English About the Book The "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series invites readers to bite into this irresistibly delicious sequel to "Insatiable." Book Synopsis "She is a master at entertaining and amusing readers."--BooklistNobody does vampires like Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Queen of Babble novels. Overbite is Meg's sexy and hip sequel to her bestselling Insatiable, the story of a soap opera writer with precognitive powers who is recruited into the Vatican's war against demons and the undead. Unfortunately Meena Harper has a major Achilles Heel--namely her lingering affection for her ex-boyfriend, Lucien Antonescu, son of Dracula, the prince of darkness. Anyone who loves Twilight, True Blood, and Lynsay Sands, not to mention the singleton fiction of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner, and Jane Green, is going to want to sink their teeth into Overbite. From the Back Cover Meena Harper has bitten off more than she can chew . . .Meena has a special gift, but only now does anyone appreciate it. Her ability to predict how everyone she meets will die has impressed the Palatine Guard--a powerful secret demon-hunting unit of the Vatican--and they've hired her to work at their new branch in Lower Manhattan. Sure, Meena's ex-boyfriend was Lucien Antonescu, son of Dracula. But that was before he (and their relationship) went up in flames, and now she's sworn off vampires for good--even though she firmly believes that just because they've lost their souls, it doesn't mean they can't love. Convincing her new partner, über-demon-hunter Alaric Wulf, that vampires can be redeemed won't be easy . . . especially when a deadly new threat arises, endangering not only the Palatine, but Meena's friends and family as well. As she unravels the truth, Meena will find her loyalties tested, her true feelings laid bare . . . and temptations she never even imagined before nearly impossible to resist.
The Yankee Widow - by Linda Lael Miller (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 4.6 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 496Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: HistoricalFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mira BooksAuthor: Linda Lael MillerAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Moving and memorable, this novel reveals the impossible choices women face in wartime." --James Patterson A richly layered, emotional novel about one woman's courage and the choices she must make in the face of a dangerous war. Caroline is the young wife of Jacob, who together live on a farm raising their daughter just outside of Gettysburg. When Jacob joins the Northern army, no one anticipates he will not return. Then Caroline gets word that her husband is wounded, and she must find her way alone to Washington City and search among the thousands of casualties to find him. When Jacob succumbs to his injuries, she brings his body home on the eve of the deadliest battle of the war. With troops and looters roaming the countryside, it is impossible to know who is friend and who is foe. Caroline fights to protect those she holds most dear while remaining compassionate to the neediest around her, including two strangers from opposite sides of the fight. Each is wounded... Each is drawn to her beauty, her kindness. Both offer comfort, but only one secretly captures her heart. Still, she must resist exposing her vulnerability in these uncertain times when so much is at risk. In The Yankee Widow, gifted storyteller Linda Lael Miller explores the complexities and heartbreak that women experienced as their men took up arms to preserve the nation and defend their way of life. Review Quotes "Moving and memorable, this novel reveals the impossible choices women face in wartime." -James Patterson "A must-read for historical fiction fans"--Publishers Weekly "The background of this most divisive chapter in our country's history is marvelously depicted..."--Library Journal "Well told and readers will keep turning the pages."--Booklist
A Bad Day for Sunshine - (Sunshine Vicram Series, 1) by Darynda Jones (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 416Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: Mystery & DetectiveSeries Title: Sunshine Vicram Series, 1Format: PaperbackPublisher: St. Martin's GriffinAuthor: Darynda JonesAge Range: AdultBook theme: Women SleuthsLanguage: English About the Book "Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o' joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose. Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, its strong cups of coffee--and a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff--an election her adorably meddlesome parents entered her in--and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of it's reminding Sunny why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that trouble at her daughter's new school and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and Sunshine has her hands full. Enter sexy almost-old-flame Levi Ravinder and a hunky US Marshall, both elevens on a scale of one to blazing inferno, and the normally savvy sheriff is quickly in over her head. Now it's up to Sunshine to juggle a few good hunky men, a not-so-nice kidnapping miscreant, and Doug the ever-pesky flasher. And they said coming home would be drama-free"-- Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones is back with the first novel in the brand-new snarky, sassy, wickedly fun Sunshine Vicram series--A Bad Day for Sunshine!Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun.--New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us.--New York Times bestselling author Lee Child Sheriff Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o' joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a kidnapper on the loose. Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, strong cups of coffee--and, now, a nationwide manhunt? Del Sol native Sunshine Vicram has returned to town as the elected sheriff--thanks to her adorably meddlesome parents who nominated her--and she expects her biggest crime wave to involve an elderly flasher named Doug. But a teenage girl is missing, a kidnapper is on the loose, and all of this is reminding Sunshine why she left Del Sol in the first place. Add to that the trouble at her daughter's new school, plus and a kidnapped prized rooster named Puff Daddy, and, well, the forecast looks anything but sunny. But even clouds have their silver linings. This one's got Levi, Sunshine's sexy, almost-old-flame, and a fiery-hot US Marshal. With temperatures rising everywhere she turns, Del Sol's normally cool-minded sheriff is finding herself knee-deep in drama and danger. Can Sunshine face the call of duty--and find the kidnapper who's terrorizing her beloved hometown--without falling head over high heels in love...or worse? Review Quotes Provides plenty of action. Recommended for fans of Linda Castillo and J.A. Jance. - Library Journal Jones has a real talent for balancing suspense with laugh-out-loud humor, never losing the tension from either. - BookPage A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us - captivating characters, great writing, pace, humor and suspense. - Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author Fans of Jones' bestselling Charley Davidson series and Janet Evanovich's romps will devour this steamy series launch, which introduces both an irresistible pair crime-busting Gilmore Girls and a quirky, mysterious setting." - Booklist Compelling characters and a sexy, angst-filled bunch of mysteries add up to a winning series debut. - Kirkus A Bad Day for Sunshine is everything you want from Darynda Jones ... and more! Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun with a sassy new heroine you will love. Prepare to be hooked by this witty, sexy, and thrilling new series from one of my favorite authors!" - Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author "Swoon-worthy heroes, quirky characters, and a page turning mystery. Move over Stephanie Plum, Sunshine Vicram has arrived. Prepare yourself. This book is a keeper!" -New York Times Bestselling Author Christie Craig Darynda Jones has done it again. With trademark humor, eccentric yet relatable characters, and masterful storytelling, she takes us on a journey we don't want to end. A Bad Day for Sunshine is a great day for readers! -#1 Bestselling Author Tracy Brogan "Smart, sexy, and outrageously funny. Jones masterfully balances heartwarming comedy and bone chilling suspense." Marina Adair, #1 National bestselling author of Summer in Napa "From the creative genius who brought you Charley Davidson comes your newest obsession: Sunshine Vicram. Mother. Sheriff. Warden of weird." - New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Donovan Darynda Jones is always on my MUST READ list! No one can pull you into a book like she can!" - New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Donna Grant All the snarky humor and engaging writing you've come to expect from master storyteller Darynda Jones. I would read her if she scribbled on a napkin. Luckily, her new story has more than just lipstick and a number. Prepare to get sucked in. Her writing is like a vortex; you can't get out until you're done and sobbing for more.- New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Eve Langlais A new town, new characters to become friends with, same snort-in-public humor . . . you're going to love this story!" - Award Winning Author Laura DrakeA Bad Day for Sunshine is deliciously witty, fast paced and filled with laugh-out-loud dialogue. Darynda Jones knocks it out of the park with this delightful new series!" - Robyn Peterman, New York Times Bestselling Author "Darynda delivers again! A Bad Day for Sunshine tugs at your heartstrings and tickles your funny bone. From gut-wrenching heartbreak to full-abdominal belly laughs, Sunshine is a literary workout for your core. Another unique read from a stellar storyteller!" -Diane Kelly, Award Winning Author of Hilarious Mysteries "Smart, sexy, clever . . . and so many laughs! Darynda Jones brings her trademark wit and charm in A Bad Day for Sunshine. I couldn't get enough!" - Kim Law, Award-winning Bestselling author of Montana Cherries About The Author New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier, and her books have been translated into 17 languages. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, certain they went away the better for it. She penned the international bestselling Charley Davidson series and is currently working on several beloved projects, most notably the Sunshine Vicram Mystery Series with St. Martin's Press and the Betwixt and Between Series of paranormal women's fiction. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.
The Family Business 5 - by Carl Weber & La Jill Hunt (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: African AmericanFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Urban BooksAuthor: Carl Weber & La Jill HuntAge Range: AdultBook theme: UrbanLanguage: English About the Book "From the time he was a boy in Georgia, LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has battled racism. Even now that he and his family are truly successful, the racism can still be in-your-face. Maybe it's the political climate or perhaps it's just bad timing, but LC and the rest of the Duncans are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Nevada Duncan is at that age when girls and sex are always on his mind. His handsome face and superior intellect attract Kia, the beautiful 'Blasian' call girl who tempts him into running away to a place where the Duncans are definitely not wanted--El Paso, Texas, the home of KD Shrugs. What is the worst thing that can happen to a handsome, rich millennial? Rio Duncan would say it's mistaken identity after being beat down in a nightclub by someone who thinks he's Roman Johnson, a stickup kid who happens to be Rio's doppelganger. What happens next will open up the biggest can of worms the Duncans have ever had to deal with"-- Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and Essence bestseller La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, betrayal and racism in the next addition to the wildly popular Family Business series. From the time he was a boy in Georgia, LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has battled racism. Even now that he and his family are truly successful, the racism can still be in-your-face. Maybe it's the political climate or perhaps it's just bad timing, but LC and the rest of the Duncans are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Nevada Duncan is at that age when girls and sex are always on his mind. His handsome face and superior intellect attract Kia, the beautiful "Blasian" call girl who tempts him into running away to a place where the Duncans are definitely not wanted--El Paso, Texas, the home of KD Shrugs. What is the worst thing that can happen to a handsome, rich millennial? Rio Duncan would say it's mistaken identity after being beat down in a nightclub by someone who thinks he's Roman Johnson, a stickup kid who happens to be Rio's doppelganger. What happens next will open up the biggest can of worms the Duncans have ever had to deal with. Get ready for another roller coaster ride with the Duncan family. About The Author Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of The Preacher's Son, So You Call Yourself a Man, Something on the Side, Up to No Good, Big Girls Do Cry, Torn Between Two Lovers, and She Ain't the One. He is the Publisher and Editorial Director of Urban Books and CEO of Urban Books Media, which has produced The Man in 3B and the Preacher's Son based on two of his bestselling novels. The Family Business film is currently in production. His Web site is carlweber.net. La Jill Hunt is a native of Mobile, AL who burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with her debut novel, Drama Queen. The memorable characters she created and the entertaining stories she told quickly drew bestselling success and a following of fans, young and old. Although known for her urban chick-lit novels, she has also contributed to the street anthology series Around the Way Girls, and penned an urban romance, Another Sad Love Song. Her erotic short story, Catch 22, is available as a digital download. Currently residing in Virginia Beach, La Jill enjoys spending time with her daughters, family, and friends.
Past Tense - (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersSeries Title: Jack ReacherFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Random House IncAuthor: Lee ChildAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? and takes the detour ... The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He knows his father left and never returned. Now Reacher wonders: was he ever there in the first place?"-- Book Synopsis #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from "a superb craftsman of suspense" (Entertainment Weekly). Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It's a strange place, but it's all there is. The next morning, in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He's always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father's life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly. Praise for Past Tense "Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted."--The New York Times Book Review "[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher."--The Atlantic "Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar."--Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) "Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors."--Booklist (starred review) "With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike."--Library Journal (starred review) Review Quotes "Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted."--The New York Times Book Review "[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher."--The Atlantic "Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character's roots, and Child's spare prose continues to set a very high bar."--Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) "Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors."--Booklist (starred review) "With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike."--Library Journal (starred review) "Cerebral . . . One doesn't want Mr. Child's storytelling to end. . . . Get your copy soon before Past Tense sells out. Then enjoy the ride."--New York Journal of Books "The way everything winds up for all the participants shows a satisfying generosity of storytelling spirit."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels "There's a reason Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre."--Associated Press "This series [is] utterly addictive."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of."--Ken Follett About The Author Lee Child is the author of twenty-three New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with fourteen having reached the #1 position, and the #1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. All his novels have been optioned for major motion pictures--including Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.
Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles) (Paperback) by Tess Gerritsen
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 417Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenSeries Title: Rizzoli & IslesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ballantine BooksAuthor: Tess GerritsenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli is on the case of a big game hunter found dead in his apartment, alone with the body of a beautiful white snow leopard he had recently been commissioned to procure and stuff for a high-profile museum in the area. Medical examiner Maura Isles connects the case to a number of seemingly unrelated deaths where the victims have all been found hanging upside down, the hallmark of a leopard's kill. Rizzoli follows the puzzling trail of clues all the way to Botswana, where she uncovers the unsolved mystery of a deadly camping safari four years prior. When she realizes the two cases are connected, Rizzoli must track down the sole survivor of the tragic trip to discover who - or what - is behind these gruesome deaths"-- Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back--and they're going into the wild to find a killer. Die Again is the latest heart-pounding thriller in Tess Gerritsen's bestselling series, the inspiration behind TNT's hit show Rizzoli & Isles. When Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are summoned to a crime scene, they find a killing worthy of the most ferocious beast--right down to the claw marks on the corpse. But only the most sinister human hands could have left renowned big-game hunter and taxidermist Leon Gott gruesomely displayed like the once-proud animals whose heads adorn his walls. Did Gott unwittingly awaken a predator more dangerous than any he's ever hunted? Maura fears that this isn't the killer's first slaughter, and that it won't be the last. After linking the crime to a series of unsolved homicides in wilderness areas across the country, she wonders if the answers might actually be found in a remote corner of Africa. Six years earlier, a group of tourists on safari fell prey to a killer in their midst. Marooned deep in the bush of Botswana, with no means of communication and nothing but a rifle-toting guide for protection, the terrified tourists desperately hoped for rescue before their worst instincts--or the wild animals prowling in the shadows--could tear them apart. But the deadliest predator was already among them, and within a week, he walked away with the blood of all but one of them on his hands. Now this killer has chosen Boston as his new hunting ground, and Rizzoli and Isles must find a way to lure him out of the shadows and into a cage. Even if it means dangling the bait no hunter can resist: the one victim who got away. Advance praise for Die Again "With Die Again, Tess Gerritsen proves that she is still at the top of her game. I love this fantastically gripping story and can't wait for more."--Karin Slaughter "Tess Gerritsen always delivers, and this is Gerritsen at her dark, addictive best. What gives Die Again its peculiar charge is the idea, never far from the surface, that we humans are predatory animals like any other. Perhaps we should not be so surprised to find hunters among us."--William Landay "Animal instinct turns savage--and man is an animal. A Rizzoli and Isles thriller is a guaranteed great read, but this time out Gerritsen really brings on the scary!"--Sandra Brown "Tess Gerritsen once again proves her masterful dominance in stories delving into the criminal mind and forensic sciences. Die Again left me breathless as Rizzoli and Isles investigate a horrific murder, one with ties to an unsolved massacre in years past. Here is a story both harrowing and as intellectually sharp as a dagger's edge. I dare you to try to stop reading this once you've started."--James Rollins "Harrowing! Seamlessly melding the gritty streets of Boston with the golden plains of Africa, Tess Gerritsen sets up a cunning predator who's spent years perfecting his game. Now enter Rizzoli and Isles, two of Boston's best determined to catch one of the world's worst in a battle of wits where only the strong can survive. This is Tess Gerritsen at her finest!"--Lisa Gardner Review Quotes Advance praise for Die Again "With Die Again, Tess Gerritsen proves that she is still at the top of her game. I love this fantastically gripping story and can't wait for more."--Karin Slaughter "Tess Gerritsen always delivers, and this is Gerritsen at her dark, addictive best. What gives Die Again its peculiar charge is the idea, never far from the surface, that we humans are predatory animals like any other. Perhaps we should not be so surprised to find hunters among us."--William Landay "Animal instinct turns savage--and man is an animal. A Rizzoli and Isles thriller is a guaranteed great read, but this time out Gerritsen really brings on the scary!"--Sandra Brown "Tess Gerritsen once again proves her masterful dominance in stories delving into the criminal mind and forensic sciences. Die Again left me breathless as Rizzoli and Isles investigate a horrific murder, one with ties to an unsolved massacre in years past. Here is a story both harrowing and as intellectually sharp as a dagger's edge. I dare you to try to stop reading this once you've started."--James Rollins "Harrowing! Seamlessly melding the gritty streets of Boston with the golden plains of Africa, Tess Gerritsen sets up a cunning predator who's spent years perfecting his game. Now enter Rizzoli and Isles, two of Boston's best determined to catch one of the world's worst in a battle of wits where only the strong can survive. This is Tess Gerritsen at her finest!"--Lisa Gardner About The Author New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen earned international acclaim for her first novel of suspense, Harvest. She introduced detective Jane Rizzoli in The Surgeon (2001) and Dr. Maura Isles in The Apprentice (2002) and has gone on to write numerous other titles in the celebrated Rizzoli & Isles series, including The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last to Die, and Die Again. Her latest novel is the standalone thriller Playing with Fire. A physician, Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.
I Am Watching - by Emma Kavanagh (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.7 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: ThrillersFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kensington Publishing CorporationAuthor: Emma KavanaghAge Range: AdultBook theme: CrimeLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Kavanagh keeps the suspense high to the chilling conclusion." --Publishers Weekly From a distance, they seem to be sleeping. Three bodies, sitting propped up against the ancient stones of Hadrian's Wall. Until a closer look reveals the horror of their too-white faces. The victims were found by schoolgirl Isla Bell, out on an early morning run along the historic site. That day changed the small town of Briganton forever, and shaped Isla's life. Twenty years later, she's a professor of criminal psychology, wrestling with the question that still haunts her: why? Why did Heath McGowan kill those people--and two more besides--before he was finally caught by Isla's police detective father? At last, Isla has a chance to get answers when Heath agrees to take part in her research. Isla's husband, Ramsey--the only one of Heath's victims to survive--cautions her against the meeting. But no matter how ready Isla feels to peer within a killer's mind, there is no way to prepare for the fresh horror about to engulf Briganton. Another body is found, displayed just as before . . . and then another. Is this a copycat, or could the truth be darker still? "The red herring-filled conclusion should surprise even the most careful reader." --Kirkus Reviews "Smart, fierce, and absorbing, this is a novel that begs to be read deep into the night."--Foreword Reviews Review Quotes Praise for The Missing Hours "We predict big things for Emma Kavanagh . . . addictive." --Good Housekeeping "A born storyteller with room to grow." --Publishers Weekly "Sensationally ensnares its readers, this time into a tale of ransom, woe and disrepute." --Vogue About The Author Emma Kavanagh is the acclaimed UK bestselling author of The Missing Hours. Born and raised in South Wales, she is a former police and military psychologist. After completing her PhD, Emma began her own consultancy business, providing training to police and military across the UK and Europe. She taught police officers and NATO personnel about the psychology of critical incidents, terrorism, body recovery and hostage negotiation. She has run around muddy fields taking part in tactical exercises, has designed live fire training events, has been a VIP under bodyguard protection and has fired more than her fair share of weapons. She is married with two small sons and considers herself incredibly privileged to get to make up stories for a living.
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Mr. Peanut - (Vintage Contemporaries) by Adam Ross (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 448Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiterarySeries Title: Vintage ContemporariesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VintageAge Range: AdultAuthor: Adam RossLanguage: English About the Book David Pepin has loved his wife since the moment they met and, after 13 years of marriage, he still can't imagine living without her--yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. Soon she is dead, and he's both deeply distraught and the prime suspect. Book Synopsis A New York Times Noteable Book Mesmerizing, exhilarating, and profoundly moving, Mr. Peanut is a police procedural of the soul, a poignant investigation of the relentlessly mysterious human heart. David Pepin has been in love with his wife, Alice, since the moment they met in a university seminar on Alfred Hitchcock. After thirteen years of marriage, he still can't imagine a remotely happy life without her--yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. Soon she is dead, and David is both deeply distraught and the prime suspect. The detectives investigating Alice's suspicious death have plenty of personal experience with conjugal enigmas: Ward Hastroll is happily married until his wife inexplicably becomes voluntarily and militantly bedridden; and Sam Sheppard is especially sensitive to the intricacies of marital guilt and innocence, having decades before been convicted and then exonerated of the brutal murder of his wife. Like the Escher drawings that inspire the computer games David designs for a living, these complex, interlocking dramas are structurally and emotionally intense, subtle, and intriguing; they brilliantly explore the warring impulses of affection and hatred, and pose a host of arresting questions. Is it possible to know anyone fully, completely? Are murder and marriage two sides of the same coin, each endlessly recycling into the other? And what, in the end, is the truth about love? Review Quotes "Ross--in a brilliant stylistic mirror of marriage--blends dream and reality, fact and perception in a narrative that's both cinematic and lyrical...The book is by turns harrowing, tender and funny." --Nancy Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mr. Peanut is full of tricks: shifting narrations, quirky chronology and meta-novels within novels. The effect is disorienting, but the characters are too well drawn to feel like pawns in some game. The result is a deliciously clever book, full of dark insight and even a touch of hope." --The Economist "Fearless, challenging and unforgettable...Mr. Peanut is acutely funny and profoundly sad, an unexpected and unsettling journey into the heart of contemporary darkness....[Ross is] a sublimely impertinent new writer." --Steve Whitton, The Anniston Star "[A] major work....Stories are told and retold, hinge on one another, depend, and connect. That layering, that subsonic, towering buildup, is how Mr. Peanut works, and it is a marvel." --John Timpane, The Philadelphia Inquirer "An author whose voice is so distinct and vivid that you truly can't find any comparison [and] a book whose combination of rhythm, language and style are unlike anything else I've ever encountered...a sort of wondrous literary alchemy [that's] laugh-out-loud funny and shrewdly aware of human nature...Read Mr. Peanut for its insight into marriage. Read it for the humor. Read it for the thrills. Just read it, please." --Joy Tipping, The Dallas Morning News "An ambitious and well-crafted noir that manages to humanise its characters while fashioning their stories into a gripping page-turner. Ross's depiction of love and hatred, and the conflicted ways we manifest these feelings, is both sensitive and fearless." --Mary Fitzgerald, The Guardian (U.K.) "Plainly thrilling...the work of a boundlessly eager writer willing to try just about anything, and invite us to share in his sinister joy." Christopher Kelly, The Kansas City Star "Exciting and strangely moving [and] vastly ambitious....The whodunit aspect of Mr. Peanut is absorbing, but the infinite mysteries of marriage are really at the heart of this novel and drive its considerable emotional suspense." --Hilma Wolitzer, The East Hampton Star "A murder mystery [and] also a complicated jigsaw puzzle of intertwined relationships....This may be [Ross's] first novel, but it's written as though he's been doing it for ages." --Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle "An existential puzzle of a book, a noirish work that seemingly has no literary precendent." --Rege Behe, Pittsburgh Review-Tribune "The debut of an enormously talented writer...From the first page on, it's clear that Mr. Ross is a literary gymnast [and] a sorcerer with words...Dark, dazzling...A Rubik's cube of a story that reads like a postmodern mash-up of Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and one of James M. Cain's noirish mysteries." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Darkly funny, densely woven and deeply unnerving...a page turner that reveals something new from every angle." --Jim Ridley, The Nashville Scene "Gripping...This highly original debut uses the police procedural as a hall of mirrors to reflect pleasure and guilt, marriage and murder."--Christopher Fowler, Financial Times "An enormous success--forceful and involving, often deeply stirring and always impressively original...A brilliant, powerful, memorable book." --Scott Turow, The New York Times Book Review, front page "A stunningly dark debut that takes as its forebears both Scott Turow and Italo Calvino...To say this is a thematically rich book is hardly to do [it] justice...there is a way in which this too-clever-to-be-neat story resists such thematics...yet Ross cleaves closely to all the pleasures of the genre: mystery, suspense, romance, surprise. And in this sense, Mr. Peanut is highly unique--a disturbingly funny and remarkably poignant novel from one of the year's most promising new voices." --Jillian Quint, BookPage "A dark tale of love, hate, murder and marriage: a cleverly written, structurally complex narrative." --NPR.org "Mr. Peanut crackles with life." --Benjamin Moser, Harper's "Powerful...delivers one scorching scene after another. Ross is interested in all the soul-killing ways men and women try and fail to achieve intimacy, and [with] noirish sensibility and eloquent prose, he wraps his age-old theme in a confounding yet memsmerizing format." --Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist, starred "Mr. Peanut is as ingenious as it is riveting." --Richard Russo "Inspired....Ross's depiction of love is grotesque and tender at once, and his style is commanding as he combines torture and romance to create a sense of vertigo-as-romance. It's a unique book--stark and sublime, creepy and fearless." --Publishers Weekly Adam Ross has crafted a diabolically intricate novel, one that presents all the pleasures and challenges of a well-wrought Sudoku puzzle. There's a whiff of alchemy to the book. You can't quite believe that its many pieces fit together so snugly, yet they do. Once you've finished, you run your eye back and forth and up and down, and every way you look it adds up. Mr. Peanut is smart, funny, gripping, and--in its ultimate unravelling--sneakily sad. --Scott Smith "The most riveting look at the dark side of marriage since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?...It induced nightmares, at least in this reader. No mean feat." --Stephen King "A Möbius strip of a novel, folding the unsavory anticipation of American Psycho into a domestic drama straight out of Carver-esque America...An intellectual noir novel and an original voice." --Kirkus Reviews, starred "This book blew me away...It's engaging and gripping like a good murder mystery, but more richly layered and intellectually engaging than a beach read...I'm likening it to a great meal at a restaurant-the appetizer gains your trust, the first course provides some revelations, the second demonstrates the chef's skills, and the dessert just blows you away. Ross is truly a great wordsmith...[It] might be the best book I've read so far in 2010. In fact, it might be one of the best books of the year." --Bookdwarf.com, Megan Sullivan (Harvard Book Store) "It's very hard to describe Mr. Peanut, and I envy those who haven't read it yet. The story is sometimes cinematic, not only in it's themes but its wildly exciting narrative pace which never lets you go. Adam Ross delivers a multifaceted inspection of marriage, telling the story of several different couples in crisis, which is at times reminiscent of Cheever and Updike. On the whole the book reminds me of Zadie Smith's On Beauty; it carries that same power, the all knowing and all seeing brilliance of a writer who is in complete control. Now that I've finished Mr. Peanut, I want to stop strangers on the street and tell them about it, the book is that good." --Jason Rice, threeguysonebook.com About the Author Adam Ross lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and their two daughters. www.adam-ross.com