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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 1 New York Times bestseller now a major motion picture Look out for Jojo s new book Paris for One and Other Stories coming October 18 2016 They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life steady boyfriend close family who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village She takes a badly needed job working for ex Master of the Universe Will Traynor who is wheelchair bound after an accident Will has always lived a huge life big deals extreme sports worldwide travel and now he s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is Will is acerbic moody bossy but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own she sets out to show him that life is still worth living A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green s The Fault in Our Stars Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn t have less in common a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart From the Trade Paperback edition
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An indelible portrait of girls the women they become and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong this stunning first novel is perfect for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides s The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan s A Visit from the Goon Squad Northern California during the violent end of the 1960s At the start of summer a lonely and thoughtful teenager Evie Boyd sees a group of girls in the park and is immediately caught by their freedom their careless dress their dangerous aura of abandon Soon Evie is in thrall to Suzanne a mesmerizing older girl and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader Hidden in the hills their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down but to Evie it is exotic thrilling charged a place where she feels desperate to be accepted As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence Emma Cline s remarkable debut novel is gorgeously written and spellbinding with razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight The Girls is a brilliant work of fiction Praise for The... Girls Spellbinding A seductive and arresting coming-of-age story hinged on Charles Manson told in sentences at times so finely wrought they could almost be worn as jewelry Emma Cline gorgeously maps the topography of one loneliness-ravaged adolescent heart She gives us the fictional truth of a girl chasing danger beyond her comprehension in a Summer of Longing and Loss The New York Times Book Review The Girls reimagines the American novel Like Mary Gaitskill s Veronica or Lorrie Moore s Who Will Run the Frog Hospital The Girls captures a defining friendship in its full humanity with a touch of rock-memoir tell-it-like-it-really-was attitude Vogue Debut novels like this are rare indeed The most remarkable quality of this novel is Cline s ability to articulate the anxieties of adolescence in language that s gorgeously poetic without mangling the authenticity of a teenager s consciousness The adult s melancholy reflection and the girl s swelling impetuousness are flawlessly braided together For a story that traffics in the lurid notoriety of the Manson murders The Girls is an extraordinary act of restraint With the maturity of a writer twice her age Cline has written a wise novel that s never showy a quiet seething confession of yearning and terror The Washington Post Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate She reminds us that behind so many of our culture s fables exists a girl unseen unheard angry This book will break your heart and blow your mind Lena Dunham Emma Cline s first novel positively hums with fresh startling luminous prose The Girls announces the arrival of a thrilling new voice in American fiction Jennifer Egan I don t know which is more amazing Emma Cline s understanding of human beings or her mastery of language Mark Haddon New York Times bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timemore
THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr Mercedes winner of the Edgar Award and Finders Keepers In End of Watch the diabolical Mercedes Killer drives his enemies to suicide and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don t figure out a way to stop him they ll be victims themselves In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic something has awakened Something evil Brady Hartsfield perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured has been in the clinic for five years in a vegetative state According to his doctors anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely But behind the drool and stare Brady is awake and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room Retired police detective Bill Hodges the unlikely hero of Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers now runs an investigation agency with his partner Holly Gibney the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield s head that put him on the brain injury ward When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre they find themselves pulled into their most... dangerous case yet one that will put their lives at risk as well as those of Bill s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister Barbara Brady Hartsfield is back and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends but on an entire city In End of Watch Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion combining the detective fiction of Mr Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense No one does it better than King more
From the Emmy PEN Peabody Critics Choice and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year On a foggy summer night eleven people--ten privileged one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens the plane plunges into the ocean The only survivors are Scott Burroughs--the painter--and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul s family With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members--including a Wall Street titan and his wife a Texan-born party boy just in from London a young woman questioning her path in life and a career pilot--the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens As the passengers intrigues unravel odd coincidences point to a conspiracy Was it merely by dumb chance that so many influential people perished Or was something far more sinister at work Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations And while Scott struggles to cope with fame that borders on notoriety the authorities scramble to salvage the truth from... the wreckage Amid pulse-quickening suspense the fragile relationship between Scott and the young boy glows at the heart of this stunning novel raising questions of fate human nature and the inextricable ties that bind us together more
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 thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C Foster s classic guide a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics including symbols themes and contexts that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader the college professor What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road When he hands a drink to his companion When he s drenched in a sudden rain shower Ranging from major themes to literary models narrative devices and form Thomas C Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature a world where a road leads to a quest a shared meal may signify a communion and rain whether cleansing or destructive is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching satisfying and fun This revised edition includes new chapters a new preface and epilogue and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed... over the past decade more
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm Meet Ove He s a curmudgeon the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window He has staunch principles strict routines and a short fuse People call him the bitter neighbor from hell But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove s mailbox it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats unexpected friendship and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Fredrik Backman s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others If there was an award for Most Charming Book of the Year this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down... Booklist starred review more
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER A thrilling novel of the senses and a coming-of-age tale following a small-town girl into the electrifying world of New York City and the education of a lifetime at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan Perfect for readers of Kitchen Confidential and Blood Bones and Butter Twenty-two and knowing no one Tess leaves home to begin her adult life in New York City Thus begins a year that is both enchanting and punishing in a low-level job at the best restaurant in New York City Grueling hours and a steep culinary learning curve awaken her to the beauty of oysters the finest Champagnes the appellations of Burgundy At the same time she opens herself to friendships and love set against the backdrop of dive bars and late nights As her appetites sharpen for food and wine but also for knowledge experience and belonging Tess is drawn into a darkly alluring love triangle that will prove to be her most exhilarating and painful lesson of all Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and purely adrenalized world of the restaurant conversations interrupted phrases overheard and suggestions below the surface Evoking the infinite possibility of being young in New York with heart-stopping accuracy... Sweetbitter is ultimately about the power of what remains after disillusionment and the wisdom that comes from experience sweet and bitter more
The sequel to Me Before You which is now a major motion picture Look out for Jojo s new book Paris for One and Other Stories coming October 18 2016 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 You re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too Live boldly Push yourself Don t settle Just live well Just live Love Will 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 more