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THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a warm summer morning in North Carthage Missouri it is Nick and Amy Dunne s fifth wedding anniversary Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick s clever and beautiful wife disappears Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife s head but passages from Amy s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge Under mounting pressure from the police and the media as well as Amy s fiercely doting parents the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies deceits and inappropriate behavior Nick is oddly evasive and he s definitely bitter but is he really a killer
John Grisham has a new hero and she s full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track until the recession hits and she gets downsized furloughed escorted out of the building Samantha though is one of the lucky associates She s offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay after which there would be a slim chance that she d get her old job back In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady Virginia population 2 200 in the heart of Appalachia a part of the world she has only read about Mattie Wyatt lifelong Brady resident and head of the town s legal aid clinic is there to teach her how to help real people with real problems For the first time in her career Samantha prepares a lawsuit sees the inside of an actual courtroom gets scolded by a judge and receives threats from locals who aren t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town And she learns that Brady like most small towns harbors some big secrets Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining where laws are often broken rules are ignored regulations are flouted communities are divided and the land itself is under attack from Big... Coal Violence is always just around the corner and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly more
The thrilling new novel in the 1 New York Times bestselling series In Southeast Minnesota down on the Mississippi a school board meeting is coming to an end The board chairman announces that the rest of the meeting will be closed due to personnel issues Issues is correct The proposal up for a vote before them is whether to authorize the killing of a local reporter The vote is four to one in favor Meanwhile not far away Virgil Flowers is helping out a friend by looking into a dognapping which seems to be turning into something much bigger and uglier a team of dognappers supplying medical labs when he gets a call from Lucas Davenport A murdered body has been found and the victim is a local reporter
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThroughout her blockbuster career Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters riveting plots and rich prose brilliantly creating stories that not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us The Boston Globe Now in her highly anticipated new novel she has delivered her most affecting work yet a book unlike anything she s written before For more than a decade Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother Alice who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident Refusing to believe she was abandoned Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice s old journals A scientist who studied grief among elephants Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother s whereabouts Desperate to find the truth Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest Serenity Jones a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons only to later doubt her gifts and Virgil Stanhope the jaded private detective who d originally investigated Alice s case along with the strange possibly linked death of one of her colleagues As the three work together to uncover what happened to... Alice they realize that in asking hard questions they ll have to face even harder answers As Jenna s memories dovetail with the events in her mother s journals the story races to a mesmerizing finish A deeply moving gripping and intelligent page-turner Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers Praise for Leaving Time This moving tale of a girl searching for her missing mom blends suspense the supernatural and heartbreaking insights into elephants People A riveting drama Us Weekly With plenty of twists and a surprising ending Leaving Time explores the grieving process and what happens when we cannot move on Woman s Day Best-selling reliably entertaining and thought-provoking Picoult s newest multifaceted novel is redolent with elephant lore that explores the animals behavior when faced with death and grief and combines a poignant tale of human loss with a perplexing crime story that delivers a powerhouse ending Booklist An entertaining tale about parental love friendship and loss The Washington Post A truly engaging read perfect for Picoult fans and book clubs Library Journal Picoult s novel explores grief memory and motherhood through the unlikely lens of elephant behavior The pachyderms are as complex as the humans making the journey memorable and poignant Publishers WeeklyPraise for Jodi Picoult Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance Stephen King It s hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes Financial Times Picoult writes with a fine touch a sharp eye for detail and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships The Boston Globe Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling Associated PressFrom the Hardcover edition more
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTFrom the highly acclaimed multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr the beautiful stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of its thousands of locks When she is six Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home When she is twelve the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo where Marie-Laure s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea With them they carry what might be the museum s most valuable and dangerous jewel In a mining town in Germany the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister enchanted by a crude radio they find Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth then a special assignment to track the resistance More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence Werner travels through... the heart of the war and finally into Saint-Malo where his story and Marie-Laure s converge Doerr s stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors San Francisco Chronicle are dazzling Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner he illuminates the ways against all odds people try to be good to one another Ten years in the writing All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent deeply moving novel from a writer whose sentences never fail to thrill Los Angeles Times more
Tracy Crosswhite has spent twenty years questioning the facts surrounding her sister Sarah s disappearance and the murder trial that followed She doesn t believe that Edmund House a convicted rapist and the man condemned for Sarah s murder is the guilty party Motivated by the opportunity to obtain real justice Tracy became a homicide detective with the Seattle PD and dedicated her life to tracking down killers When Sarah s remains are finally discovered near their hometown in the northern Cascade mountains of Washington State Tracy is determined to get the answers she s been seeking As she searches for the real killer she unearths dark long-kept secrets that will forever change her relationship to her past and open the door to deadly danger
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving action-packed suspenseful book from Lee Child You can leave the army but the army doesn t leave you Not always Not completely notes Jack Reacher and sure enough the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service This time for the State Department and the CIA Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light The bullet was American The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence Very few but John Kott an American marksman gone bad is one of them And after fifteen years in prison he s out unaccounted for and likely drawing a bead on a G8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin If anyone can stop Kott it s the man who beat him before Reacher And though he d rather work alone Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft But they re facing a rough road full of ruthless mobsters Serbian thugs close calls double-crosses and no backup if they re caught All the while Reacher can t stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save But he won t let that that happen again Not this time... Not Nice Reacher never gets too close But now a killer is making it personal Praise for Personal The best one yet Stephen King Reacher is the stuff of myth a great male fantasy One of this century s most original tantalizing pop-fiction heroes Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense The Washington Post Yet another satisfying page-turner Entertainment Weekly Reacher is always up for a good fight most entertainingly when he goes mano a mano with a seven-foot 300-pound monster of a mobster named Little Joey But it s Reacher the Teacher who wows here Marilyn Stasio The New York Times Jack Reacher is today s James Bond a thriller hero we can t get enough of I read every one as soon as it appears Ken Follett Reacher s just one of fiction s great mysterious strangers Maxim If you like fast-moving thrillers you ll want to take a look at this one John Sandford Fans won t be disappointed by this suspense-filled riveting thriller Library Journal starred review Child is the alpha dog of thriller writers each new book zooming to the top of best-seller lists with the velocity of a Reacher head butt Booklist Every Reacher novel delivers a jolt to the nervous system Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition more
Check out the 1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty called a surefire hit by Entertainment Weekly The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee Moriarty is a fantastically nimble writer so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking Entertainment Weekly Reading one of Liane Moriarty s novels is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic BIG LITTLE LIES is a fun engaging and sometimes disturbing read USA TodaySometimes it s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal A murder a tragic accident or just parents behaving badly What s indisputable is that someone is dead But who did what Big Little Lies follows three women each at a crossroads Madeline is a force to be reckoned with She s funny and biting passionate she remembers everything and forgives no one Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline s youngest how is this possible And to top it all off Madeline s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline s... ex-husband over her How Is This Possible Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare While she may seem a bit flustered at times who wouldn t be with those rambunctious twin boys Now that the boys are starting school Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body But royalty often comes at a price and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay New to town single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son But why While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives mothers and daughters schoolyard scandal and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive more
Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history Now from Bill O Reilly anchor of The O Reilly Factor comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series Killing Patton General George S Patton Jr died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II For almost seventy years there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton s tragic demise naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother Gaea Her giants have risen all of them and they re stronger than ever They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens She needs their blood the blood of Olympus in order to wake The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter led by Octavian is almost within striking distance Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island where it might be able to stop a war between the two camps The Athena Parthenos will go west the Argo II will go east The gods still suffering from multiple personality disorder are useless How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea s army of powerful giants As dangerous as it is to head to Athens they have no other option They have sacrificed too much already And if Gaea wakes it is game over
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