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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
From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal In Why Not Me Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life whether it s falling in love at work seeking new friendships in lonely places attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever or most important believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you re constantly reminded that no one looks like you In How to Look Spectacular A Starlet s Confessions Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone but this isn t the land of appropriate this is Hollywood baby Out here a dark-skinned woman s traditional hair color is honey blonde Player tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L A I had been replaced by a younger model And now they had matching bangs In Unlikely Leading Lady she muses on America s fixation with the weight of actresses Most women we see onscreen are either so thin... that they re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture And in Soup Snakes Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend B J Novak I will freely admit my relationship with B J Novak is weird as hell Mindy turns the anxieties the glamour and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to And those who ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper 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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Hailed 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 Coates is firing on all cylinders and it is something to behold 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 And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory Toni Morrison A brilliant thinker at the top of his powers 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 teaching me that real courage is the courage to be vulnerable Michael Chabon A work of rare beauty a love letter written in a moral emergency one that Coates exposes with the precision of an autopsy and the force of an exorcism Slatemore
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
Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R R Martin s ongoing masterwork A Song of Ice and Fire These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg A young na ve but ultimately courageous hedge knight Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals in stature if not experience Tagging along is his diminutive squire a boy called Egg whose true name is hidden from all he and Dunk encounter Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros great destinies lay ahead for these two as do powerful foes royal intrigue and outrageous exploits Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn t dead yet
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
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
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Stephen King calls Jack Reacher the coolest continuing series character and now he s back in this masterly new thriller from 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 Make Me Lee Child s Reacher series has hit Book No 20... with a resounding peal of wisecracking glee Everything about it starting with Reacher s nose for bad news is as strong as ever The big guy s definitely on the upswing The guy who writes about him is too Janet Maslin The New York Times A superb thriller New York Daily News I ve read all twenty of Lee Child s novels Maybe there s something wrong with me But I can t wait for the twenty-first Malcolm Gladwell The New Yorker Lee Child has another winner with Make Me There s a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre He can take all these strange elements and clich s and make them compelling and original Associated Press The Reacher series is the current gold standard in the genre In Make Me Lee Child delivers another Jack Reacher specialty the total knockout Dayton Daily News Child serves up wingding plots pithy dialogue extraordinary background on intriguing topics and cunningly constructed suspense But what keeps us coming back by the millions is the chance to walk around in the skin of that big guy in the middle of everything The Oregonian A dark thriller Lee Child s Make Me the twentieth in his wildly popular Jack Reacher series delivers exactly what readers have come to expect from the perennial bestselling author interesting characters tight plots and page-turning action Readers won t be disappointed Minneapolis Star Tribune Jack Reacher is back Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point and fans will be pleased to see Jack again LibraryReads Top Ten Pick The reigning champ ups the ante Booklist starred review more
See me just as I see you Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step he s determined to walk a straight line To Colin that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship Maria Sanchez the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants is the picture of conventional success With a degree from Duke Law School and a job at a prestigious firm in Wilmington she is a dark-haired beauty with a seemingly flawless professional track record And yet Maria has a traumatic history of her own one that compelled her to return to her hometown and left her questioning so much of what she once believed A chance encounter on a rain-swept road will alter the course of both Colin and Maria s lives challenging deeply held assumptions about each other and ultimately themselves As love unexpectedly takes hold between them they dare to envision what a future together could possibly look like until menacing reminders of events in Maria s past begin to... surface As a series of threatening incidents wreaks chaos in Maria s life Maria and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways Will demons from their past destroy the tenuous relationship they ve begun to build or will their love protect them even in the darkest hour Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense SEE ME reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize more