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The 1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Book of the Year now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people s lives 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 Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery hang on tight You ll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend USA Today 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 EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night 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 UNTIL TODAY 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 goes to the police But is she really as unreliable as they say Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved Has she done more harm than good more
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
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
1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with an emotionally powerful story of unconditional love its challenges its risks and most of all its rewards At 32 Russell Green has it all a stunning wife a lovable six year-old daughter a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte He is living the dream and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence fault lines are beginning to appear and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down In a matter of months Russ finds himself without a job or wife caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding-one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined
With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege power and race Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from 1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult Picoult offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today both overt and subtle Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical moving book Booklist starred review Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years experience During her shift Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn only to be told a few minutes later that she s been reassigned to another patient The parents are white supremacists and don t want Ruth who is African American to touch their child The hospital complies with their request but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery Does she obey orders or does she intervene Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and as a result is charged with a serious crime Kennedy McQuarrie a white public defender takes her case but gives unexpected advice Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy Conflicted by... Kennedy s counsel Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family especially her teenage son as the case becomes a media sensation As the trial moves forward Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other s trust and come to see that what they ve been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong With incredible empathy intelligence and candor Jodi Picoult tackles race privilege prejudice justice and compassion and doesn t offer easy answers Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game Praise for Small Great Things Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written It will challenge her readers and expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice The Washington Post A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today a fantastic read from beginning to end as can always be expected from Picoult this novel maintains a steady page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down San Francisco Book Review A gripping courtroom drama Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out Roxane Gay The New York Times Book Review I couldn t put it down Her best yet New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman A compelling can t-put-it-down drama with a trademark Jodi Picoult twist Good Housekeeping It s Jodi Picoult the prime provider of literary soul food This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice Redbook Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics and in Small Great Things she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go This page-turner is perfect for book clubs Popsugarmore
Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival About the experience of violence abuse love loss and femininity The book is divided into four chapters and each chapter serves a different purpose Deals with a different pain Heals a different heartache Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look
1 New York Times BestsellerThe acclaimed bestselling author winner of the PEN Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families lives One Sunday afternoon in Southern California Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating s christening party uninvited Before evening falls he has kissed Franny s mother Beverly thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families Spanning five decades Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved Spending summers together in Virginia the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them When in her twenties Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses their guilt and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another Told with equal measures of humor and... heartbreak Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration interpretation and the ownership of stories It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together more
New York Times bestselling author Tana French is required reading for anyone who appreciates tough unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting The New York Times She inspires cultic devotion in readers The New Yorker and is the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years Washington Post Atmospheric and unputdownable People In bestselling Tana French s newest tour de force being on the Murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be Her partner Stephen Moran is the only person who seems glad she s there The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases vicious pranks and harassment Antoinette is savagely tough but she s getting close to the breaking point Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers quarrel gone bad Aislinn Murray is blond pretty groomed to a shine and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room next to a table set for a romantic dinner There s nothing unusual about her except that Antoinette s seen her somewhere before And that her death won t stay in its neat by-numbers box Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn s boyfriend fast There s a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette s road Aislinn s... friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy passive doll she seemed to be Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid but she can t tell just how far gone she is Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface more
From 1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Colson Whitehead a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora an outcast even among her fellow Africans she is coming into womanhood where even greater pain awaits When Caesar a recent arrival from Virginia tells her about the Underground Railroad they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape Matters do not go as planned Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her Though they manage to find a station and head north they are being hunted In Whitehead s ingenious conception the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil Cora and Caesar s first stop is South Carolina in a city that initially seems like a haven But the city s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens And even worse Ridgeway the relentless slave catcher is close on their heels Forced to flee again Cora embarks on a harrowing flight state by state seeking true freedom Like... the protagonist of Gulliver s Travels Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey hers is an odyssey through time as well as space As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre Civil War era his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering powerful meditation on the history we all share more
A brilliant novel from the author of Where d You Go Bernadette about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange new future Eleanor knows she s a mess But today she will tackle the little things She will shower and get dressed She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son Timby She won t swear She will initiate sex with her husband Joe But before she can put her modest plan into action-life happens Today it turns out is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother s company It s also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he s on vacation Just when it seems like things can t go more awry an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT is a hilarious heart-filled story about reinvention sisterhood and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living