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On 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
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
Check out the 1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty called a surefire hit by Entertainment Weekly 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
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 highly anticipated finale to the 1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches After traveling through time in Shadow of Night the second book in Deborah Harkness s enchanting series historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies At Matthew s ancestral home at Sept-Tours they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches with one significant exception But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed and when it is the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency In the trilogy s final volume Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion family and caring past deeds and their present consequences In ancestral homes and university laboratories using ancient knowledge and modern science from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from... countless publications Eagerly awaited by Harkness s legion of fans The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close more
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
Gabriel Allon art restorer and occasional spy searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva s latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with sixteen 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 creation 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 English Girl Daniel Silva returns with another powerhouse of a 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
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
Jack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving action-packed suspenseful book from 1 New York Times bestselling author 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 G-8 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 1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don t come close to matching Associated Press The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going NPR Child is a superb craftsman of suspense Entertainment Weekly The truth about Reacher gets better and better Janet Maslin The New York Times If you re a thriller fan and you re not reading the Reacher series you re not a thriller fan Chicago Tribune A feverishly thrilling series with Child you can always count on furious action The Miami Herald Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit Kirkus Reviewsmore
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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