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Instant 1 New York Times Bestseller 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
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 OF 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
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
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
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
Returning with the second eight volumes of the fan-favorite New York Times bestseller series The Walking Dead collected into one massive paperback collection This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC over one-thousand pages chronicling the next chapter of Robert Kirkman s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror - beginning with Rick Grimes struggle to survive after the prison raid to the group s finding short solace in The Community and the devastation that follows In a world ruled by the dead we are finally forced to finally start living Collects The Walking Dead 49-96
Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection Collects The Walking Dead 1-48 This is the perfect collection for any fan of the Emmy Award-winning television series on AMC over one thousand pages chronicling the beginning of Robert Kirkman s Eisner Award-winning continuing story of survival horror- from Rick Grimes waking up alone in a hospital to him and his family seeking solace on Hershel s farm and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot The Governor In a world ruled by the dead we are finally forced to finally start living
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
With over 110 million copies of his novels in print David Baldacci is one of the most widely read storytellers in the world Now he introduces a startling original new character a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family s murder MEMORY MANAmos Decker s life changed forever--twice The first time was on the gridiron A big towering athlete he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro But his career ended before it had a chance to begin On his very first play a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything The second time was at home nearly two decades later Now a police detective Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife young daughter and brother-in-law had been murdered His family destroyed their killer s identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night Decker finds his world collapsing around him He leaves the police force loses his home and winds up on the street taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can But over a year later a man turns himself in to the police and confesses... to the murders At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night To uncover the stunning truth he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them He must endure the memories he would much rather forget And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice MEMORY MAN will stay with you long after the turn of the final page more
1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Harlan Coben delivers his most shocking thriller yet proving that a well-placed lie can help build a wonderful life-- and a secret has the same explosive power to destroy it The Stranger appears out of nowhere perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store His identity is unknown His motives are unclear His information is undeniable Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world Adam Price has a lot to lose a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman two wonderful sons and all the trappings of the American Dream a big house a good job a seemingly perfect life Then he runs into the Stranger When he learns a devastating secret about his wife Corinne he confronts her and the mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne s deception and realizes that if he doesn t make exactly the right moves the conspiracy he s stumbled into will not only ruin lives it will end them
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