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Ken Follett s Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families American German Russian English and Welsh as they make their way through the twentieth century It has been called potent engrossing Publishers Weekly and truly epic Huffington Post USA Today said You actually feel like you re there Edge of Eternity the finale covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all the 1960s through the 1980s encompassing civil rights assassinations Vietnam the Berlin Wall the Cuban Missile Crisis presidential impeachment revolution and rock and roll East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations George Jakes himself bi-racial bypasses corporate law to join Robert F Kennedy s Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but also a much more personal battle Cameron Dewar the grandson of a senator jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he d imagined Dimka Dvorkin a young aide to Khrushchev becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United... States race to the brink of nuclear war while his twin sister Tania carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw and into history These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country s most marginalized citizens this is truly a drama for the ages With the Century Trilogy Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master s touch His unique ability to tell fascinating brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled In this climactic and concluding saga Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew but now will never seem the same again more
THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROn a warm summer morning in North Carthage Missouri it is Nick and Amy Dunne s fifth wedding anniversary Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick s clever and beautiful wife disappears Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife s head but passages from Amy s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge Under mounting pressure from the police and the media as well as Amy s fiercely doting parents the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies deceits and inappropriate behavior Nick is oddly evasive and he s definitely bitter but is he really a killer
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving action-packed suspenseful book from Lee Child You can leave the army but the army doesn t leave you Not always Not completely notes Jack Reacher and sure enough the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service This time for the State Department and the CIA Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light The bullet was American The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence Very few but John Kott an American marksman gone bad is one of them And after fifteen years in prison he s out unaccounted for and likely drawing a bead on a G8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin If anyone can stop Kott it s the man who beat him before Reacher And though he d rather work alone Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft But they re facing a rough road full of ruthless mobsters Serbian thugs close calls double-crosses and no backup if they re caught All the while Reacher can t stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save But he won t let that that happen again Not this time... Not Nice Reacher never gets too close But now a killer is making it personal Praise for Personal The best one yet Stephen King Reacher is the stuff of myth a great male fantasy One of this century s most original tantalizing pop-fiction heroes Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense The Washington Post Yet another satisfying page-turner Entertainment Weekly Reacher is always up for a good fight most entertainingly when he goes mano a mano with a seven-foot 300-pound monster of a mobster named Little Joey But it s Reacher the Teacher who wows here Marilyn Stasio The New York Times Jack Reacher is today s James Bond a thriller hero we can t get enough of I read every one as soon as it appears Ken Follett Reacher s just one of fiction s great mysterious strangers Maxim If you like fast-moving thrillers you ll want to take a look at this one John Sandford Fans won t be disappointed by this suspense-filled riveting thriller Library Journal starred review Child is the alpha dog of thriller writers each new book zooming to the top of best-seller lists with the velocity of a Reacher head butt Booklist Every Reacher novel delivers a jolt to the nervous system Kirkus Reviewsmore
John Grisham has a new hero and she s full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer s career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track until the recession hits and she gets downsized furloughed escorted out of the building Samantha though is one of the lucky associates She s offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay after which there would be a slim chance that she d get her old job back In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady Virginia population 2 200 in the heart of Appalachia a part of the world she has only read about Mattie Wyatt lifelong Brady resident and head of the town s legal aid clinic is there to teach her how to help real people with real problems For the first time in her career Samantha prepares a lawsuit sees the inside of an actual courtroom gets scolded by a judge and receives threats from locals who aren t so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town And she learns that Brady like most small towns harbors some big secrets Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining where laws are often broken rules are ignored regulations are flouted communities are divided and the land itself is under attack from Big... Coal Violence is always just around the corner and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly 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
Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family court She is renowned for her fierce intelligence exactitude and sensitivity But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife There is the lingering regret of her childlessness and now her marriage of thirty years is in crisis At the same time she is called on to try an urgent case Adam a beautiful seventeen-year-old boy is refusing for religious reasons the medical treatment that could save his life and his devout parents echo his wishes Time is running out Should the secular court overrule sincerely expressed faith In the course of reaching a decision Fiona visits Adam in the hospital an encounter that stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy Her judgment has momentous consequences for them both
The sensational new novel from one of the most talented crime writers alive The Washington Post The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered a year ago on the grounds of a girls boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin The caption saysI KNOW WHO KILLED HIM Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin s Murder Squad and one morning sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey brings him this photo The Secret Place a board where the girls at St Kilda s School can pin up their secrets anonymously is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome popular Chris Harper Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why But everything they discover leads them back to Holly s close-knit group of friends and their fierce enemies a rival clique and to the tangled web of relationships that bound all the girls to Chris Harper Every step in their direction turns up the pressure Antoinette Conway is already suspicious of Stephen s links to the Mackey family St Kilda s will go a long way to keep murder outside their walls Holly s father Detective Frank Mackey... is circling ready to pounce if any of the new evidence points toward his daughter And the private underworld of teenage girls can be more mysterious and more dangerous than either of the detectives imagined The Secret Place is a powerful haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty and a gripping addition to the Dublin Murder Squad series more
Check out the 1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty called a surefire hit by Entertainment Weekly The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee Moriarty is a fantastically nimble writer so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking Entertainment Weekly Reading one of Liane Moriarty s novels is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic BIG LITTLE LIES is a fun engaging and sometimes disturbing read USA Today 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
Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954 igniting passionate debate with its startling brutal portrait of human nature Though critically acclaimed it was largely ignored upon its initial publication Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature Labeled a parable an allegory a myth a morality tale a parody a political treatise even a vision of the apocalypse Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books That was a big influence on me as a teenager I still read it every couple of years -- Suzanne Collins author of The Hunger Games Lord of the Flies is my selection for The Book That Changed My Life because it is both a story with a message and because it is a great tale of adventure My advice about reading is to do a lot of it -- Stephen King for the National Book Foundation The Book That Changed My Life
Happily retired in the village of Three Pines Armand Gamache former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the S ret du Qu bec has found a peace he d only imagined possible On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book The Balm in Gilead in his large hands There is a balm in Gilead his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket to make the wounded whole While Gamache doesn t talk about his wounds and his balm Clara tells him about hers Peter her artist husband has failed to come home Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation She wants Gamache s help to find him Having finally found sanctuary Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines There s power enough in Heaven he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village to cure a sin-sick soul And then he gets up And joins her Together with his former second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir and Myrna Landers they journey deeper and deeper into Qu bec And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist he would sell that soul And may have The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines to the very mouth of the great St Lawrence river To an... area so desolate so damned the first mariners called it the land God gave to Cain And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul more
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