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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
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person With deadlines looming Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject There he meets Carl Iverson and soon nothing in Joe s life is ever the same Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer With only a few months to live he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder As Joe writes about Carl s life especially Carl s valor in Vietnam he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict Joe along with his skeptical female neighbor throws himself into uncovering the truth but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable and a haunting childhood memory Thread by thread Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl s conviction But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime the stakes grow higher Will Joe discover the truth before it s too late to escape the fallout
The new novel featuring homicide detective Eve Dallas from the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Devoted in Death Sometimes brotherhood can be another word for conspiracy Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather s magnificent West Village brownstone despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family Then when he went to the house to confront Edward about it he got a blunt object to the back of the head Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira the NYPSD s top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas When the two arrive on the scene he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair bruised and bloody When he came to his cousin was gone With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed there s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze As a former lawyer judge and senator Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals making enemies on a regular basis Like so many politicians he also made some very close friends behind closed and locked doors But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can t go and Eve... intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate and a new case that no one saw coming 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
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh GlassThe year is 1823 and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life Hugh Glass is among the company s finest men an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies When the men abandon him instead Glass is driven to survive by one desire revenge With shocking grit and determination Glass sets out crawling at first across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier Based on a true story The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession the human will stretched to its limits and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution
NYPD Red chases a ruthless murderer with an uncontrollable lust for money--and blood It s another glamorous night in the heart of Manhattan at a glitzy movie premiere a gorgeous starlet dressed to the nines and dripping in millions of dollars worth of jewelry on loan makes her way past a horde of fans and paparazzi But then there s a sudden loud noise an even louder scream and a vicious crime with millions of witnesses and no suspect--and now NYPD Red has a new case on its hands NYPD Red the elite task force assigned to protect the rich famous and connected in the city where crime never sleeps Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald--a former girlfriend from the police academy who he hasn t quite gotten over--are the best that Red has to offer brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to crack a case even if it means putting their own complicated lives on the back burner From celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan s criminal underworld Zach and Kylie are soon in hot pursuit of a cold-blooded killer with everything to lose and millions to gain if he can just shake the detectives on his trail With the city on edge the mayor out of patience and the flames of their personal relationship... threatening to reignite and ruin everything Zach and Kylie are facing down their worst fears--and their worst enemy yet more
THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO INSPIRE OTHERS AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO FIND SOMEONE TO INSPIRE THEM Simon Sinek is leading a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us are inspired by the work we do Millions have already seen his video on TED com about the importance of knowing why we do what we do Start with Why takes the concept even deeper Any person or organization can explain what they do some can explain how they are different or better but very few can clearly articulate why WHY is not about money or profit those are results WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us From Martin Luther King Jr to Steve Jobs to the Wright Brothers Start with Why shows that the leaders who inspire all think act and communicate in the exact same way and it s the complete opposite of what everyone else does Drawing on a wide range of real-life stories it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built movements can be led and people can be inspired and it all starts with WHY
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
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards including Best PictureTo five-year-old-Jack Room is the world It s where he was born it s where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn At night his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits Room is home to Jack but to Ma it s the prison where she has been held for seven years Through her fierce love for her son she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space But with Jack s curiosity building alongside her own desperation she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer Room is a tale at once shocking riveting exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child