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From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird Maycomb Alabama Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch Scout returns home from New York City to visit her aging father Atticus Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South Jean Louise s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family the town and the people dearest to her Memories from her childhood flood back and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman and a world in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past a journey that can only be guided by one s own conscience Written in the mid-1950s Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom humanity passion humor and effortless precision a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird... but also serves as its essential companion adding depth context and new meaning to an American classic more
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
A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of FreedomYoung Pip Tyler doesn t know who she is She knows that her real name is Purity that she s saddled with 130 000 in student debt that she s squatting with anarchists in Oakland and that her relationship with her mother--her only family--is hazardous But she doesn t have a clue who her father is why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name or how she ll ever have a normal life Enter the Germans A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with The Sunlight Project an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world--including Pip hopes the secret of her origins TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall Now on the lam in Bolivia Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn t understand and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism extreme fidelity and murder The author of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined a world of vividly original characters--Californians and East Germans good parents and bad parents... journalists and leakers--and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes Purity is the most daring and penetrating book yet by one of the major writers of our time 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 From the Hardcover edition
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
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960 It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film also a classic Compassionate dramatic and deeply moving To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience kindness and cruelty love and hatred humor and pathos Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature
The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald s third book stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald s third book stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature
Stephen King calls Jack Reacher the coolest continuing series character and now he s back in this masterly new thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child Why is this town called Mother s Rest That s all Reacher wants to know But no one will tell him It s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields with a railroad stop and sullen and watchful people and a worried woman named Michelle Chang who mistakes him for someone else her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal Reacher has no particular place to go and all the time in the world to get there and there s something about Chang so he teams up with her and starts to ask around He thinks How bad can this thing be But before long he s plunged into a desperate race through LA Chicago Phoenix and San Francisco and through the hidden parts of the internet up against thugs and assassins every step of the way right back to where he started in Mother s Rest where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine Walking away would have been easier But as always Reacher s rule is If you want me to stop you re going to have to make me Praise for 1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack... Reacher series Reacher is the stuff of myth One of this century s most original tantalizing pop-fiction heroes The Washington Post A feverishly thrilling series with Child you can always count on furious action The Miami Heraldmore
Of 1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton NPR s Maureen Corrigan said Makes me wish there were more than 26 letters With only two letters left Grafton s many devoted readers will share that sentiment X The number ten An unknown quantity A mistake A cross A kiss X The shortest entry in Webster s Unabridged Derived from Greek and Latin and commonly found in science medicine and religion The most graphically dramatic letter Notoriously tricky to pronounce think xylophone X The twenty-fourth letter in the English alphabet Sue Grafton s X Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath The test is whether Kinsey can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim
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
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