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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 USA Today Book of the Year soon to be a major motion picture Nominated for the 2016 Holden-Crowther Book Award 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
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
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
Oprah s Book Club 2016 Selection 1 New York Times Bestseller From prize-winning bestselling author 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
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 Bestseller Amy Schumer s book will make you love her even more For a comedian of unbridled and generally hilarious causticity Schumer has written a probing confessional unguarded and yes majorly humanizing non-memoir a book that trades less on sarcasm and more on emotional resonance Vogue The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is an alternatingly meditative sexually explicit side-splittingly hilarious heart-wrenching disturbing passionately political and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse s life to date Harper s Bazaar This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer It s Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend TheSkimm Amy s got your back She s in your corner She s an honesty bomb And she s coming for you Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning comedian actress writer and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart satirical humor Now Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of extremely personal and observational essays In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Amy mines her past for stories about her... teenage years her family relationships and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in all while making us laugh Ranging from the raucous to the romantic the heartfelt to the harrowing this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever Whether she s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line sharing her own views on love and marriage admitting to being an introvert or discovering her cross-fit instructor s secret bad habit Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted brave and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition laughing out loud and sobbing uncontrollably but only because it s over more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review O The Oprah Magazine The Washington Post People Entertainment Weekly Vogue Los Angeles Times San Francisco Chronicle Chicago Tribune New York Newsday 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 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 And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory Toni Morrison Powerful and passionate profoundly moving a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today Michiko Kakutani The New York Times Really powerful and emotional John Legend The Wall Street Journal Extraordinary David Remnick The New Yorker Brilliant a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers The Washington Post An eloquent blend of history reportage and memoir The Boston Globe Coates speaks resolutely and vividly to all of black America Los Angeles Times A work that s both titanic and timely the latest essential reading in America s social canon Entertainment Weeklymore
The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is irresistible seductive with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page O The Oprah Magazine soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender Rachel Weisz and Alicia Vikander and directed by Derek Cianfrance After four harrowing years on the Western Front Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock nearly half a day s journey from the coast To this isolated island where the supply boat comes once a season Tom brings a young bold and loving wife Isabel Years later after two miscarriages and one stillbirth the grieving Isabel hears a baby s cries on the wind A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby Tom who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war wants to report the man and infant immediately But Isabel insists the baby is a gift from God and against Tom s judgment they claim her as their own and name her Lucy When she is two Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world Their choice has devastated one of them Elegantly rendered... heart-wrenching beautifully drawn USA TODAY The Light Between Oceans is a gorgeous debut novel not soon to be forgotten more
Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys only one returns home in Harlan Coben s gripping thriller A decade ago kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom then went silent No trace of the boys ever surfaced For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally miraculously arrived Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys now a teenager Where has he been for ten years and what does he know about the day more than half a life ago when he was taken And most critically What can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend Drawing on his singular talent Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship family and the meaning of home
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