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Six days ago astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars Now he s sure he ll be the first person to die there After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he s alive and even if he could get word out his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive Chances are though he won t have time to starve to death The damaged machinery unforgiving environment or plain-old human error are much more likely to kill him first But Mark isn t ready to give up yet Drawing on his ingenuity his engineering skills and a relentless dogged refusal to quit he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Stephen King calls Jack Reacher the coolest continuing series character and now he s back in this masterly new thriller from Lee Child Why is this town called Mother s Rest That s all Reacher wants to know But no one will tell him It s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields with a railroad stop and sullen and watchful people and a worried woman named Michelle Chang who mistakes him for someone else her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal Reacher has no particular place to go and all the time in the world to get there and there s something about Chang so he teams up with her and starts to ask around He thinks How bad can this thing be But before long he s plunged into a desperate race through LA Chicago Phoenix and San Francisco and through the hidden parts of the internet up against thugs and assassins every step of the way right back to where he started in Mother s Rest where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine Walking away would have been easier But as always Reacher s rule is If you want me to stop you re going to have to make me Praise for Make Me Lee Child s Reacher series has hit Book No 20... with a resounding peal of wisecracking glee Everything about it starting with Reacher s nose for bad news is as strong as ever The big guy s definitely on the upswing The guy who writes about him is too Janet Maslin The New York Times A superb thriller New York Daily News I ve read all twenty of Lee Child s novels Maybe there s something wrong with me But I can t wait for the twenty-first Malcolm Gladwell The New Yorker Lee Child has another winner with Make Me There s a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre He can take all these strange elements and clich s and make them compelling and original Associated Press The Reacher series is the current gold standard in the genre In Make Me Lee Child delivers another Jack Reacher specialty the total knockout Dayton Daily News Child serves up wingding plots pithy dialogue extraordinary background on intriguing topics and cunningly constructed suspense But what keeps us coming back by the millions is the chance to walk around in the skin of that big guy in the middle of everything The Oregonian A dark thriller Lee Child s Make Me the twentieth in his wildly popular Jack Reacher series delivers exactly what readers have come to expect from the perennial bestselling author interesting characters tight plots and page-turning action Readers won t be disappointed Minneapolis Star Tribune Jack Reacher is back Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point and fans will be pleased to see Jack again LibraryReads Top Ten Pick The reigning champ ups the ante Booklist starred review From the Hardcover edition more
Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return She is the girl with the dragon tattoo a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution Late one night Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well The implications are staggering Blomkvist in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium turns to Salander for help She as usual has her own agenda The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies cybercriminals and governments around the world and someone is prepared to kill to protect it The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged uniquely of-the-moment thriller From the Hardcover edition
Instant 1 New York Times Bestseller 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 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 A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people s lives Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning 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 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 offers what she knows to the police and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next as well as in the lives of everyone involved... Has she done more harm than good Compulsively readable The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut From the Hardcover edition more
From the bestselling team of Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power -- and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down Just two months into his presidency Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman s bullet came within inches of his heart His recovery was nothing short of remarkable -- or so it seemed But Reagan was grievously injured forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face Could he silently overcome his traumatic experience while at the same time carrying out the duties of the most powerful man in the world Told in the same riveting fashion as Killing Lincoln Killing Kennedy Killing Jesus and Killing Patton Killing Reagan reaches back to the golden days of Hollywood where Reagan found both fame and heartbreak up through the years in the California governor s mansion and finally to the White House where he presided over boom years and the fall of the Iron Curtain But it was John Hinckley Jr s attack on him that precipitated President Reagan s most heroic actions In Killing Reagan O Reilly and Dugard take readers behind the scenes creating an unforgettable portrait of a... great man operating in violent times more
It has an ocean-front view a private beach--and a deadly secret that won t stay buried No 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons where money and privilege know no bounds But its beautiful gothic exterior hides a horrific past it was the scene of a series of depraved killings that have never been solved Neglected empty and rumored to be cursed it s known as the Murder House and locals keep their distance Detective Jenna Murphy used to consider herself a local but she hasn t been back since she was a girl Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks the former New York City cop hardly expects her lush and wealthy surroundings to be a hotbed of grisly depravity But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House the gruesome crime scene rivals anything Jenna experienced in Manhattan And what at first seems like an open and shut case turns out to have as many shocking secrets as the Murder House itself as Jenna quickly realizes that the mansion s history is much darker than even the town s most salacious gossips could have imagined As more bodies surface and the secret that Jenna has tried desperately to escape closes... in on her she must risk her own life to expose the truth--before the Murder House claims another victim Full of the twists and turns that have made James Patterson the world s 1 bestselling writer THE MURDER HOUSE is a chilling page-turning story of murder money and revenge more
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From 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 a National Book Award finalist 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
When one story ends another begins After You is the Charming sequel to Me Before You People Magazine We all lose what we love at some point but in her poignant funny way Moyes reminds us that even if it s not always happy there is an ever after Miami Herald How do you move on after losing the person you loved How do you build a life worth living Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor she is struggling without him When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family she can t help but feel she s right back where she started Her body heals but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group who share insights laughter frustrations and terrible cookies They will also lead her to the strong capable Sam Fielding the paramedic whose business is life and death and the one man who might be able to understand her Then a figure from Will s past appears and hijacks all her plans propelling her into a very different future For Lou Clark life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again with all the risks that... brings But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families as real as our own whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply and where both changes and surprises await After You is quintessential Jojo Moyes a novel that will make you laugh cry and rejoice at being back in the world she creates Here she does what few novelists can do revisits beloved characters and takes them to places neither they nor we ever expected From the Hardcover edition more
In love we find out who we want to be In war we find out who we are FRANCE 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband Antoine as he heads for the Front She doesn t believe that the Nazis will invade France but invade they do in droves of marching soldiers in caravans of trucks and tanks in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent When a German captain requisitions Vianne s home she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything Without food or money or hope as danger escalates all around them she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive Vianne s sister Isabelle is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war she meets G etan a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France and she falls in love as only the young can completely But when he betrays her Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back risking her life time and again to save others With courage grace and powerful insight bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate... part of history seldom seen the women s war The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters separated by years and experience by ideals passion and circumstance each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival love and freedom in German-occupied war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women It is a novel for everyone a novel for a lifetime more
Eve Dallas tracks a couple whose passion is fueled by cold brutality in the newest crime thriller from the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Obsession in Death and Festive in Death When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway the victim s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart and initials inside reading E and D Ella-Loo and her boyfriend Darryl had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma and now that his sentence has been served they don t ever intend to part again Ella-Loo s got dreams And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them So they hit the road and when their car breaks down in Arkansas they make plans to take someone else s Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone an experience that stokes a fierce wild desire in Ella-Loo A desire for Darryl And a desire to kill again As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve they will leave a trail of evil behind them But now they ve landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department And with her husband... Roarke at her side she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve From the Hardcover edition more