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See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey In Christian s own words and through his thoughts reflections and dreams E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world Christian Grey exercises control in all things his world is neat disciplined and utterly empty until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair He tries to forget her but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist Unlike any woman he has known before shy unworldly Ana seems to see right through him past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian s cold wounded heart Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night Or will his dark sexual desires his compulsion to control and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him This book is intended for mature audiences
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
1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon First there was THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN Then there was THE ENGLISH GIRL Now comes THE ENGLISH SPY Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with seventeen 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 His brilliant hero Gabriel Allon art restorer assassin spy has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents including George Smiley Jack Ryan Jason Bourne and Simon Templar Following the success of his smash hit The Heist Daniel Silva returns with another blockbuster a powerhouse novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts
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
The shocking never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion and finally the secret truth about the man who holds the key from one of the few people who truly knows Hef s former 1 girlfriend and star of The Girls Next DoorA spontaneous decision at age twenty-one transformed small-town Oregon girl Holly Sue Cullen into Holly Madison Hugh Hefner s 1 girlfriend But like Alice s journey into Wonderland after Holly plunged down the rabbit hole what seemed like a fairytale life inside the Playboy Mansion including A-list celebrity parties and her own 1-rated television show for four years quickly devolved into an oppressive routine of strict rules manipulation and battles with ambitious backstabbing bunnies Life inside the notorious Mansion wasn t a dream at all and quickly became her nightmare After losing her identity her sense of self-worth and her hope for the future Holly found herself sitting alone in a bathtub contemplating suicide But instead of ending her life Holly chose to take charge of it In this shockingly candid and surprisingly moving memoir this thoughtful and introspective woman opens up about life inside the Mansion the drugs the sex the abuse the infamous parties and her real... behind-the-scenes life with Bridget Kendra and of course Mr Playboy himself With great courage Holly shares the details of her subsequent troubled relationship landing her own successful television series and the hard work of healing including her turn on Dancing with the Stars A cautionary tale and a celebration of personal empowerment Down the Rabbit Hole reminds us of the importance of fighting for our dreams and finding the life we deserve more
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at the perfect page-turner to start your summer People Book of the Week Luckiest Girl Alive described by Reese Witherspoon as one of those reads you just can t put down Loved Gone Girl We promise Luckiest Girl Alive is just as addictive Good Housekeeping Jessica Knoll introduces you to your new best frenemy and you re going to love it Destined to become one of the summer s most gripping reads Bustle com With the cunning and verve of Gillian Flynn but an intensity all its own Luckiest Girl Alive is a debut you won t want to miss Megan Abbott author of Dare Me and The Fever Luckiest Girl Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City Knoll hits it out of the park Fort Worth Star-Telegram HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School Ani FaNelli endured a shocking public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself Now with a glamorous job expensive wardrobe and handsome blue blood fianc she s this close to living the perfect life she s worked so hard to achieve But Ani has a secret There s something else buried in her past that still haunts her something private and... painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything With a singular voice and twists you won t see coming Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to have it all and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth and a heart that s bigger than it first appears The question remains will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for or will it at long last set Ani free 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
Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages their beautiful kids their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands But this summer something s changed and if there s anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset it s a good rumor And rumor has it that Madeline a novelist is battling writer s block with a deadline looming bills piling up and blank pages driving her to desperation--and a desperately bad decision that Grace hard at work to transform her backyard into a garden paradise has been collaborating a bit more closely that necessary with her ruggedly handsome landscape architect that Grace s husband successful island real estate developer Fast Eddie Pancik has embarked on quite an unusual side project that the storybook romance between Madeline s son Brick and Grace s daughter Allegra is on the rocks heading for disaster As the gossip escalates and they face the possible loss of the happy lives they ve worked so hard to create Grace and Madeline try mightily to set the record straight--but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it
A masterful intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far a book about the power of storytelling starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr Mercedes Wake up genius So begins King s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader The genius is John Rothstein an iconic author who created a famous character Jimmy Gold but who hasn t published a book for decades Morris Bellamy is livid not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash yes but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel Morris hides the money and the notebooks and then he is locked away for another crime Decades later a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he s released from prison after thirty-five years Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous Finders Keepers is spectacular heart-pounding... suspense but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life for good for bad forever more
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
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