View by Category

Kindle eBooks books and presentations

Sort by:
Nominated for the Holden-Crowther Book Award 2016 The Eighth Story Nineteen Years Later Based on an original new story by J K Rowling Jack Thorne and John Tiffany a new play by Jack Thorne Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage The play will receive its world premiere in London s West End on July 30 2016 It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic a husband and father of three school-age children While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted As past and present fuse ominously both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places
The new novel from Liane Moriarty the 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband s Secret Big Little Lies and What Alice Forgot about how sometimes we don t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it s too late Six responsible adults Three cute kids One small dog It s just a normal weekend What could possibly go wrong In Truly Madly Guilty Liane Moriarty turns her unique razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families Sam and Clementine have a wonderful albeit busy life they have two little girls Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine a cellist is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime If there s anything they can count on it s each other Clementine and Erika are each other s oldest friends A single look between them can convey an entire conversation But theirs is a complicated relationship so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors Tiffany and Vid Clementine and Sam don t hesitate Having Tiffany and Vid s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite Two months later it won t stop raining and Clementine and Sam can t stop asking themselves the question What if we hadn t gone In Truly Madly Guilty Liane Moriarty takes on... the foundations our lives marriage sex parenthood and friendship She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships how what we don t say can be more powerful than what we do and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm more
The 1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Book of the Year soon to be a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people s lives Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train Vanity Fair The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl It is liable to draw a large bedazzled readership The New York Times Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery hang on tight You ll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend USA Today Like its train the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages The Boston Globe Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller People EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night Every day she rattles down the track flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck She s even started to feel like she knows them Jess and Jason she calls them Their life as she sees it is perfect Not unlike the life she recently lost UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something shocking It s only a... minute until the train moves on but it s enough Now everything s changed Unable to keep it to herself Rachel goes to the police But is she really as unreliable as they say Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved Has she done more harm than good more
A Wall Street Journal bestseller A luminous debut with unexpected twists Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss the euphoria of finding love again and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to protect us Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life marry her childhood sweetheart raise a family and buy out her parents restaurant But when her fianc James Donato vanishes in a boating accident her well-baked future is swept out to sea Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day Aimee is at James s funeral a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace As Aimee struggles to reconstruct her life she delves deeper into James s disappearance What she uncovers is an ocean of secrets that make her question everything about the life they built together And just below the surface is a truth that may set Aimee free or shatter her forever
Caught in the crosshairs of a deadly standoff Detective Michael Bennett must kill or be killed Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan s exclusive Upper West Side The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets hunting their prey But their first hit is simply target practice Their next mission may very well turn the Cold War red-hot once again Stepping directly into the line of fire the president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart Pulled away from his family and pressed into service Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart--and ignite a war the likes of which the world has never seen With allegiances constantly in doubt and no one above suspicion only Bennett can save the president--and the country--before the assassins deadly kill shot hits its mark
The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection 1 New York Times Bestseller From prize-winning bestselling author Colson Whitehead a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora an outcast even among her fellow Africans she is coming into womanhood where even greater pain awaits When Caesar a recent arrival from Virginia tells her about the Underground Railroad they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape Matters do not go as planned Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her Though they manage to find a station and head north they are being hunted In Whitehead s ingenious conception the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil Cora and Caesar s first stop is South Carolina in a city that initially seems like a haven But the city s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens And even worse Ridgeway the relentless slave catcher is close on their heels Forced to flee again Cora embarks on a harrowing flight... state by state seeking true freedom Like the protagonist of Gulliver s Travels Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey hers is an odyssey through time as well as space As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre Civil War era his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering powerful meditation on the history we all share From the Hardcover edition more
Instant 1 New York Times Bestseller Fascinating suspenseful and bated-breath exciting Silva proves once again that he can rework familiar genre material and bring it to new life Publishers Weekly starred review Silva builds suspense like a symphony conductor A winner on all fronts Booklist starred reviewBestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another spellbinding international thriller one that finds the legendary Gabriel Allon grappling with an ISIS mastermind Gabriel Allon the art restorer spy and assassin described as the most compelling fictional creation since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond Rocky Mountain News is poised to become the chief of Israel s secret intelligence service But on the eve of his promotion events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again Acclaimed novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled entertained and educated readers with eighteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back from the... United States to Europe Russia to the Middle East From its shocking opening to its explosive denouement in Washington D C The Black Widow reveals itself as Silva s most timely and powerful novel yet Following the success of his smash hit The English Spy this electrifying thriller showcases Silva s consummate skill and brilliant imagination and is sure to be a must read for his multitude of current and future fans more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A riveting book The Wall Street Journal Essential reading David Brooks New York TimesFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader probing look at the struggles of America s white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working-class Americans The decline of this group a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside J D Vance tells the true story of what a social regional and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America J D s grandparents were dirt poor and in love and moved north from Kentucky s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them They raised a middle-class family and eventually their grandchild the author would graduate from Yale Law School a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays... out we learn that this is only the short superficial version Vance s grandparents aunt uncle sister and most of all his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse alcoholism poverty and trauma so characteristic of their part of America Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country more
A STANDALONE NOVEL that does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters After getting dumped the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend Elec Damien was a hotter version of my ex The neighbor I d dubbed Angry Artist also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking He wanted nothing to do with me Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities We got to talking He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup He became a good friend but Damien made it clear that he couldn t be anything more Problem was I was falling hard for him anyway And as much as he pushed me away I knew he felt the same because his heartbeat didn t lie I thought my heart had been broken by Elec but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien I just hoped he wouldn t shatter it for good Author s note Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel Due to strong... language and sexual content this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18 more
A deliciously sexy enemies-to-lovers STANDALONE from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March He s arrogant She s self-righteous I hate him I want her I ve been turning him down for two years straight Every shut-down makes me work harder I m not a one-night stand kind of girl She doesn t realize I won t settle for only one night He s a distraction I don t need She ll say yes eventually because I m not giving up My final ruling is that Bad Judgment is Meghan March s best work yet USA Today bestselling author T M Frazier We absolutely couldn t get enough of this fresh storyline the insanely combustible steam and a gripping ending you will NOT see coming The Rockstars of Romance Meghan March s writing is so addictive From the very first page she sucks you in and that s exactly what happened with Bad Judgment It was sexy angsty and consuming Another fantastic read from Meghan PS thanks for keeping me up late at night Author Meghan Quinn