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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
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 more
An historic literary event the publication of a newly discovered novel the earliest known work from Harper Lee the beloved bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird Originally written in the mid-1950s Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird Assumed to have been lost the manuscript was discovered in late 2014 Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father Jean Louise Finch Scout struggles with issues both personal and political involving Atticus society and the small Alabama town that shaped her Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee s enduring classic Moving funny and compelling it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right
For the first time all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO s Game of Thrones are together in one boxed set An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R R Martin dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine international acclaim and millions of loyal readers Now here is the entire monumental cycle A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS One of the best series in the history of fantasy Los Angeles Times Winter is coming Such is the stern motto of House Stark the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King s Landing There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert s name There his family dwells in peace and comfort his proud wife Catelyn his sons Robb Brandon and Rickon his daughters Sansa and Arya and his bastard son Jon Snow Far to the north behind the towering Wall lie savage Wildings and worse unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south where Jon Arryn the Hand of the King has died under mysterious circumstances Now... Robert is riding north to Winterfell bringing his queen the lovely but cold Cersei his son the cruel vainglorious Prince Joffrey and the queen s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister the first a swordsman without equal the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms Meanwhile across the Narrow Sea Prince Viserys heir of the fallen House Targaryen which once ruled all of Westeros schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him his beautiful yet innocent sister Daenerys Long live George Martin a literary dervish enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers The New York Timesmore
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
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
From the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem Reamde and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years What would happen if the world were ending A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb In a feverish race against the inevitable nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere in outer space But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers until only a handful of survivors remain Five thousand years later their progeny seven distinct races now three billion strong embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time Earth A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision Neal Stephenson combines science philosophy technology psychology and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable As he did in Anathem Cryptonomicon the Baroque Cycle and Reamde Stephenson explores some of our... biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring engrossing and altogether brilliant more
With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect the Women s Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city and each other With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better In fact for a change things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn s birthday But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight As Lindsay investigates shocking video footage of another crime surfaces A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core Their faces obscured by masks the cold blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone and now all of Lindsay s co-workers are suspects As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco and public fear and anger grows Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it s too late With shocking twists and riveting suspense 14TH DEADLY SIN proves yet again that when it comes to suspense fiction in the words or Jeffrey Deaver nobody does it better than James Patterson
Like an urban Dian Fossey Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology she tried looking at her new world through that lens and suddenly things fell into place She understood the other mothers snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns display rituals physical adornment mutilation and mating practices extra-pair copulation and more Her conclusions are smart thought-provoking and hilariously unexpected Every city has its Upper East Side and in Wednesday s memoir readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers... want safety happiness and success and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss When Wednesday s life turns upside down she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are Intelligent funny and heartfelt Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret elite world within a world the exotic fascinating and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood more
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd com each week to read Randall Munroe s iconic webcomic His stick-figure drawings about science technology language and love have a large and passionate following Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live If there was a robot apocalypse how long would humanity last In pursuit of answers Munroe runs computer simulations pores over stacks of declassified military research memos solves differential equations and consults with nuclear reactor operators His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity complemented by signature xkcd comics They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind or at least a really big explosion The book features new and never-before-answered questions along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website What If will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical
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