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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 AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN AND RUSH REVERE LIBERTY THE HORSE AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure Liberty my wisecracking horse our old friends Cam Tommy Freedom and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775 Yep that s right We ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence against all odds and won But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty Be a part of Rush Revere s crew as we rush rush rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain and rebellion was in the air We ll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington Concord and Bunker Hill The extra special part of this trip is that right here in the twenty-first century Cam s dad is a soldier fighting in Afghanistan and Cam has been pretty angry that he is away Visiting with exceptional American heroes like Dr Joseph Warren and George Washington racing along after Paul Revere on his midnight ride and seeing the Declaration of Independence signed make Cam see his own dad in a new and special way But don t worry... Along with the danger excitement and patriotism there will still be time to stop for a delicious spinach oats and alfalfa smoothie No wait that one s for Liberty The kids and I voted for strawberries Now let s open the magic portal to the past 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
Throughout her blockbuster career 1 New York Times bestselling author 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 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 Pressmore
Ken Follett s Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families American German Russian English and Welsh as they make their way through the twentieth century It has been called potent engrossing Publishers Weekly and truly epic Huffington Post USA Today said You actually feel like you re there Edge of Eternity the finale covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all the 1960s through the 1980s encompassing civil rights assassinations Vietnam the Berlin Wall the Cuban Missile Crisis presidential impeachment revolution and rock and roll East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations George Jakes himself bi-racial bypasses corporate law to join Robert F Kennedy s Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but also a much more personal battle Cameron Dewar the grandson of a senator jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he d imagined Dimka Dvorkin a young aide to Khrushchev becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United... States race to the brink of nuclear war while his twin sister Tania carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw and into history These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country s most marginalized citizens this is truly a drama for the ages With the Century Trilogy Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master s touch His unique ability to tell fascinating brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled In this climactic and concluding saga Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew but now will never seem the same again more
In Amy Poehler s highly anticipated first book Yes Please she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice some useful some not so much like when to be funny and when to be serious Powered by Amy s charming and hilarious biting yet wise voice Yes Please is a book full of words to live by
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
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever With more than two million copies sold around the world The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic universally admired Paulo Coelho s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us as only a few stories can about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts learning to read the omens strewn along life s path and above all following our dreams
A dark and electrifying novel about addiction fanaticism and what might exist on the other side of life In a small New England town over half a century ago a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man the new minister Charles Jacobs along with his beautiful wife will transform the local church The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs Jacobs the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs including Jamie s mother and beloved sister Claire With Jamie the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family this charismatic preacher curses God mocks all religious belief and is banished from the shocked town Jamie has demons of his own Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen he plays in bands across the country living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family s horrific loss In his mid-thirties addicted to heroin stranded desperate Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again with profound consequences for both men Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil s devising and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the... most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written It s a masterpiece from King in the great American tradition of Frank Norris Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe more
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