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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review The Washington Post People Entertainment Weekly Vogue Los Angeles Times San Francisco Chronicle Chicago Tribune Newsday Vulture Library Journal Publishers WeeklyHailed by Toni Morrison as required reading a bold and personal literary exploration of America s racial history by the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States The New York Observer This is your country this is your world this is your body and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation s history and current crisis Americans have built an empire on the idea of race a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men bodies exploited through slavery and segregation and today threatened locked up and murdered out of all proportion What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it And how... can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son Coates shares with his son and readers the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences from Howard University to Civil War battlefields from the South Side of Chicago to Paris from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children s lives were taken as American plunder Beautifully woven from personal narrative reimagined history and fresh emotionally charged reportage Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past bracingly confronts our present and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward Praise for Between the World and Me Powerful and passionate profoundly moving a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today Michiko Kakutani The New York Times Brilliant a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers at the very moment national events most conform to his vision The Washington Post I ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates The language of Between the World and Me like Coates s journey is visceral eloquent and beautifully redemptive As profound as it is revelatory Toni Morrison Coates has distilled four hundred years of history and his own anguish and wisdom into a prayer for his beloved son and an invocation to the conscience of his country An instant classic and a gift to us all Isabel Wilkerson author of The Warmth of Other Suns I know that this book is addressed to the author s son and by obvious analogy to all boys and young men of color as they pass inexorably into harm s way I hope that I will be forgiven then for feeling that Coates was speaking to me too one father to another Michael Chabonmore
The beloved New York Times bestseller with more than five million copies sold The stunning sequel After You is available now Soon to be a major motion picture with US release on June 3 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 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
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
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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration Her bestselling novels including Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys have illuminated our most tender relationships Now in My Name Is Lucy Barton this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all the one between mother and daughter Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation Her mother to whom she hasn t spoken for many years comes to see her Gentle gossip about people from Lucy s childhood in Amgash Illinois seems to reconnect them but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy s life her escape from her troubled family her desire to become a writer her marriage her love for her two daughters Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself keenly observant deeply human and truly unforgettable Praise for My Name Is Lucy Barton There is not a scintilla of sentimentality in this exquisite novel Instead in its careful words and vibrating silences My Name Is Lucy Barton offers us a rare wealth of emotion from darkest suffering to I was... so happy Oh I was happy simple joy Claire Messud The New York Times Book Review Spectacular Smart and cagey in every way It is both a book of withholdings and a book of great openness and wisdom Strout is in supreme and magnificent command of this novel at all times Lily King The Washington Post A short novel about love particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters but also simpler more sudden bonds It evokes these connections in a style so spare so pure and so profound the book almost seems to be a kind of scripture or sutra if a very down-to-earth and unpretentious one Marion Winik Newsday Potent with distilled emotion Without a hint of self-pity Strout captures the ache of loneliness we all feel sometimes Time An aching illuminating look at mother-daughter devotion People A quiet sublimely merciful contemporary novel about love yearning and resilience in a family damaged beyond words The Boston Globe Sensitive deceptively simple It is Lucy s gentle honesty complex relationship with her husband and nuanced response to her mother s shortcomings that make this novel so subtly powerful It s more complex than it first appears and all the more emotionally persuasive for it San Francisco Chronicle Strout maps the complex terrain of human relationships by focusing on that which is often unspoken and only implied A powerful addition to Strout s body of work The Seattle Times Impressionistic and haunting Strout reminds us of the power of our stories and our ability to transcend our troubled narratives Miami Herald Writing of this quality comes from a commitment to listening from a perfect attunement to the human condition from an attention to reality so exact that it goes beyond a skill and becomes a virtue Hilary Mantel Magnificent Ann Patchettmore
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
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
A modern masterpiece from one of Italy s most acclaimed authors My Brilliant Friend is a rich intense and generous-hearted story about two friends Elena and Lila Ferrante s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship The story begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else As they grow as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change Through the lives of these two women Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood a city and a country as it is transformed in ways that in turn also transform the relationship between her protagonists the unforgettable Elena and Lila Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction The Days of Abandonment Troubling Love and The Lost Daughter With this novel the first in a tetralogy she proves herself to be one of Italy s great... storytellers She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction more
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person With deadlines looming Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject There he meets Carl Iverson and soon nothing in Joe s life is ever the same Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer With only a few months to live he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder As Joe writes about Carl s life especially Carl s valor in Vietnam he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict Joe along with his skeptical female neighbor throws himself into uncovering the truth but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable and a haunting childhood memory Thread by thread Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl s conviction But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime the stakes grow higher Will Joe discover the truth before it s too late to escape the fallout
Mia Saunders needs money A lot of money She has one year to pay off the loan shark who has threatened her father s life and is coming after his unpaid gambling debts One million dollars to be exact Her mission is simple serve as a high-priced escort for her aunt s Los Angeles-based company and pay monthly against the debt Spend a month with a rich man whom she doesn t have to sleep with if she doesn t want to Easy money Unlucky in love with a spirit that never gives up this curvy motorcycle-riding vixen plans to get in make her money and get out Part of that goal is keeping her heart locked up tight and her eye on the prize At least that s the way it s supposed to go Audrey Carlan