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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
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
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
1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon First there was THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN Then there was THE ENGLISH GIRL Now comes THE ENGLISH SPY Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with seventeen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back from the United States to Europe Russia to the Middle East His brilliant hero Gabriel Allon art restorer assassin spy has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents including George Smiley Jack Ryan Jason Bourne and Simon Templar Following the success of his smash hit The Heist Daniel Silva returns with another blockbuster a powerhouse novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts
Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books movies and videogames he s spent his life consuming Dreaming that one day some fantastic world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure But hey there s nothing wrong with a little escapism right After all Zack tells himself he knows the difference between fantasy and reality He knows that here in the real world aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don t get chosen to save the universe And then he sees the flying saucer Even stranger the alien ship he s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders No Zack hasn t lost his mind As impossible as it seems what he s seeing is all too real And his skills as well as those of millions of gamers across the world are going to be needed to save the earth from what s about to befall it It s Zack s chance at last to play the hero But even through the terror and exhilaration he can t help thinking back to all those science-fiction... stories he grew up with and wondering Doesn t something about this scenario seem a little familiar At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could Armada is a rollicking surprising thriller a classic coming of age adventure and an alien invasion tale like nothing you ve ever read before one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon more
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at the perfect page-turner to start your summer People Book of the Week Luckiest Girl Alive described by Reese Witherspoon as one of those reads you just can t put down Loved Gone Girl We promise Luckiest Girl Alive is just as addictive Good Housekeeping Jessica Knoll introduces you to your new best frenemy and you re going to love it Destined to become one of the summer s most gripping reads Bustle com With the cunning and verve of Gillian Flynn but an intensity all its own Luckiest Girl Alive is a debut you won t want to miss Megan Abbott author of Dare Me and The Fever Luckiest Girl Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City Knoll hits it out of the park Fort Worth Star-Telegram HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School Ani FaNelli endured a shocking public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself Now with a glamorous job expensive wardrobe and handsome blue blood fianc she s this close to living the perfect life she s worked so hard to achieve But Ani has a secret There s something else buried in her past that still haunts her something private and... painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything With a singular voice and twists you won t see coming Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to have it all and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth and a heart that s bigger than it first appears The question remains will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for or will it at long last set Ani free more
Thor tops himself again and again BookReporter com Feels like the TV show 24 on the page The Associated Press 1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor presents his greatest thriller ever an action-packed literary tour de force Hidden deep within one of the world s most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda Its members are afforded incredible protections considered elites untouchables But when four seconds of video is captured halfway around the world and anonymously transmitted to D C covert wheels are set in motion and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career What begins as a favor will evolve into a globe-spanning drama of highly personal stakes played out against a backdrop of stunning international intrigue duplicitous political gamesmanship and the darkest most clandestine fears of the espionage world With razor-sharp plotting richly rendered characters and heart-stopping surprises on every page Thor isn t just at the top of his game he owns the entire genre
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel a gripping true-to-life ripped-from-the-headlines epic story of power corruption revenge and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars It s 2004 DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Ad n Barrera the head of El Federaci n the world s most powerful cartel and the man who brutally murdered Keller s partner Finally putting Barrera away cost Keller dearly the woman he loves the beliefs he cherishes the life he wants to lead Then Barrera gets out determined to rebuild the empire that Keller shattered Unwilling to live in a world with Barrera in it Keller goes on a ten-year odyssey to take him down His obsession with justice or is it revenge becomes a ruthless struggle that stretches from the cities mountains and deserts of Mexico to Washington s corridors of power to the streets of Berlin and Barcelona Keller fights his personal battle against the devastated backdrop of Mexico s drug war a conflict of unprecedented scale and viciousness as cartels vie for power and he comes to the final reckoning with Barrera and himself... that he always knew must happen The Cartel is a story of revenge honor and sacrifice as one man tries to face down the devil without losing his soul It is the story of the war on drugs and the men and women who wage it more
A masterful intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far a book about the power of storytelling starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr Mercedes Wake up genius So begins King s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader The genius is John Rothstein an iconic author who created a famous character Jimmy Gold but who hasn t published a book for decades Morris Bellamy is livid not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash yes but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel Morris hides the money and the notebooks and then he is locked away for another crime Decades later a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges Holly Gibney and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he s released from prison after thirty-five years Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous Finders Keepers is spectacular heart-pounding... suspense but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life for good for bad forever more
In the year 2044 reality is an ugly place The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS Wade s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world s digital confines puzzles that are based on their creator s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize The race is on and if Wade s going to survive he ll have to win and confront the real world he s always been so desperate to escape
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