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Mackenzie Allen Philips youngest daughter Missy has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness Mack receives a suspicious note apparently from God inviting him back to that shack for a weekend Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare What he finds there will change Mack s world forever In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant The Shack wrestles with the timeless question Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him You ll want everyone you know to read this book
1 New York Times bestseller 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
Introducing an instant classic master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction Now he turns his attention back to the source presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales In Norse Mythology Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon Odin the highest of the high wise daring and cunning Thor Odin s son incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods and Loki son of a giant blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities dwarfs and giants Once when Thor s hammer is stolen Thor must disguise himself as a woman difficult with his beard and huge appetite to steal it back More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir the most sagacious of gods is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry The work culminates in Ragnarok the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people Through Gaiman s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely... competitive natures their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again 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
The 1 New York Times bestseller that Entertainment Weekly called a surefire hit NOW AN HBO LIMITED SERIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON NICOLE KIDMAN SHAILENE WOODLEY ALEXANDER SKARSG RD LAURA DERN ADAM SCOTT AND ZO KRAVITZ FROM THE DIRECTOR OF WILD AND DALLAS BUYERS CLUB JEAN-MARC VALL E AND WRITER DAVID E KELLEY Sometimes it s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal A murder a tragic accident or just parents behaving badly What s indisputable is that someone is dead But who did what Big Little Lies follows three women each at a crossroads Madeline is a force to be reckoned with She s funny and biting passionate she remembers everything and forgives no one Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline s youngest how is this possible And to top it all off Madeline s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline s ex-husband over her How Is This Possible Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare While she may seem a bit flustered at times who wouldn t be with those rambunctious twin boys Now that the boys are starting school Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen... of the school parent body But royalty often comes at a price and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay New to town single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son But why While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives mothers and daughters schoolyard scandal and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters living and dead historical and inventedFebruary 1862 The Civil War is less than one year old The fighting has begun in earnest and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long bloody struggle Meanwhile President Lincoln s beloved eleven-year-old son Willie lies upstairs in the White House gravely ill In a matter of days despite predictions of a recovery Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery My poor boy he was too good for this earth the president says at the time God has called him home Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns alone to the crypt several times to hold his boy s body From that seed of historical truth George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle gripe commiserate quarrel and enact bizarre acts of penance Within this transitional state... called in the Tibetan tradition the bardo a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie s soul Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation Formally daring generous in spirit deeply concerned with matters of the heart it is a testament to fiction s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless profound question How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end Praise for Lincoln in the Bardo A luminous feat of generosity and humanism Colson Whitehead The New York Times Book Review A masterpiece Zadie Smith Ingenious Saunders well on his way toward becoming a twenty-first-century Twain crafts an American patchwork of love and loss giving shape to our foundational sorrows Vogue Saunders is the most humane American writer working today Harper s Magazine The novel beats with a present-day urgency a nation at war with itself the unbearable grief of a father who has lost a child and a howling congregation of ghosts as divided in death as in life unwilling to move on Vanity Fair A brilliant Buddhist reimagining of an American story of great loss and great love Elle Wildly imaginative Marie Claire Mesmerizing Dantesque A haunting American ballad Publishers Weekly starred review Exhilarating Ruthless and relentless in its evocation not only of Lincoln and his quandary but also of the tenuous existential state shared by all of us Kirkus Reviews starred review It s unlike anything you ve ever read except that the grotesque humor pathos and ultimately human kindness at its core mark it as a work that could come only from Saunders The Nationalmore
The seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author soon to be a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss Samira Wiley and Joseph Fiennes Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant because in an age of declining births Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable Offred can remember the days before when she lived and made love with her husband Luke when she played with and protected her daughter when she had a job money of her own and access to knowledge But all of that is gone now Funny unexpected horrifying and altogether convincing The Handmaid s Tale is at once scathing satire dire warning and literary tour de force
A New York Times bestseller Chosen as a best book of the year by NPR The Washington Post The Chicago Tribune The San Francisco Chronicle and The Philadelphia Inquirer The same gorgeous layered richness that marked Towles debut Rules of Civility shapes A Gentleman in Moscow Entertainment Weekly The Grand Budapest Hotel and Eloise meets all the Bond villains TheSkimm Irresistible an elegant period piece as lavishly filigreed as a Faberge egg O the Oprah Magazine He can t leave his hotel You won t want to From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel In 1922 Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin Rostov an indomitable man of erudition and wit has never worked a day in his life and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel s doors Unexpectedly his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery Brimming with humor a glittering cast of characters and one... beautifully rendered scene after another this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose And the intrigue A Gentleman in Moscow is laced with sparkling threads they will tie up and tokens they will matter special keys secret compartments gold coins vials of coveted liquid old-fashioned pistols duels and scars hidden assignations discreet and smoky stolen passports a ruby necklace mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery a luscious stage set backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama The San Francisco Chroniclemore
An instant New York Times Bestseller It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world and gave us a road map to our future At once terrifying and oddly hopeful Ayelet Waldman The New York Times Book Review Moving audacious and indelibly human Entertainment Weekly A rating A breathtaking novel that arrives at an urgent time NPR org As featured in the Skimm on Late Night with Seth Meyers Fresh Air PBS Newshour the cover of the New York Times Book Review and more an astonishingly visionary love story that imagines the forces that drive ordinary people from their homes into the uncertain embrace of new lands In a country teetering on the brink of civil war two young people meet sensual fiercely independent Nadia and gentle restrained Saeed They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city When it explodes turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts they begin to hear whispers about doors doors that can whisk people far away if perilously and for a price As the violence escalates Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind they find a door and step... through Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future struggling to hold on to each other to their past to the very sense of who they are Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive it tells an unforgettable story of love loyalty and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time more
Walking Into The Unknown is the 10th book in the Bregdan Chronicles historical fiction series As of today there are 10 books in the series Make sure you start reading with 1 Storm Clouds Rolling In It s readers like you who have turned the series into a world-wide best-seller Thank you Book Description Where will Americans find the courage to walk into the unknown Carrie is rebuilding her life but an unexpected twist sends her Janie and Matthew onto an adventure she could never have envisioned but not before she has to say good-bye to someone very special Moses and Rose are finally free to pursue their dream of college Will it be everything they hoped for And will they push through their fears to actually do it Jeremy and Marietta receive exciting news but will the outcome force them to leave their life in Richmond behind Abby struggles to adjust to life without Carrie Rose and Moses but Matthew sends someone very unexpected into her life When everyone really just wants a simple clear future each person finds they have no choice but to walk into the unknown Volume 10 of the Bregdan Chronicles continues the sweeping historical saga that now encompasses the third year of American Reconstruction How many books will be in the Bregdan... Chronicles No one knows yet Ginny intends to write these character s stories one year at a time for as long as she is able to write She is passionate about bringing history to life through historical fiction Since she is amazingly healthy that could be for a very long time She doesn t like stories to end any more than you do This one won t end for a very long time Review Happy sad impatient waiting for the next book History you ve never been taught brought forward I ve learned a lot of history from all of Ginny s books thank you so much for sharing It s hard to believe these people are fictional The story continues on in each book a page turner you ll be reluctant to put down until you ve finished reading the entire book Less than 24 hrs since its release and I ve finished the book Time to start rereading the entire set again If you haven t read any of these books you ve missed out big time My suggestion would be just try the first book If you re not hooked by the first chapter try one more These books have grabbed my heart soul from the beginning page right until the last word more