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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
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
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University s Firestone Library Their loot is priceless but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida He makes his real money though as a prominent dealer in rare books Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position She is approached by an elegant mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable s circle of literary friends ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets But eventually Mercer learns far too much and there s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it
The little town of Castle Rock Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years but there is one story that has never been told until now There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock Route 117 Pleasant Road and the Suicide Stairs Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs which are held by strong if time-rusted iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside At the top of the stairs Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game One day a stranger calls to Gwendy Hey girl Come on over here for a bit We ought to palaver you and me On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans a black coat like for a suit and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top On his head is a small neat black hat The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams and Richard Chizmar award-winning author of A Long December This book will be a Cemetery Dance... Publications exclusive with no other editions currently planned anywhere in the world more
As he prepares to deliver the State of the Union address the president of the United States is convinced the Islamic State is on the run about to be crushed by American forces once and for all But New York Times foreign correspondent J B Collins tells the president he s dead wrong With the Middle East on fire the Israeli prime minister dead and Amman in ruins Collins fears a catastrophic attack inside the American homeland is imminent He argues that only an all-out manhunt to capture or kill Abu Kahlif the leader of ISIS can stop the attack and save American lives But will the president listen and take decisive action before it s too late
The final installment in the epic Natchez Burning trilogy by 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Greg Iles Natchez Burning is extraordinarily entertaining and fiendishly suspenseful I defy you to start it and find a way to put it down as long as it is I wished it were longer This is an amazing work of popular fiction Stephen King The terrific conclusion to his Natchez Burning trilogy is a sweeping story that remains intimate Relentless pacing keeps the story churning The trial scenes are among the most exciting ever written in the genre Publishers Weekly starred review The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage his family and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez Mississippi Greg Iles s epic tale of love and honor hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present Shattered by grief and dreaming of vengeance Penn Cage sees his family and his world collapsing around him The woman he loves is gone his principles have been irrevocably compromised and his father once a paragon of the community that Penn leads as mayor is about to be tried for the murder of a former lover Most terrifying of all Dr Cage seems bent on self-destruction... Despite Penn s experience as a prosecutor in major murder trials his father has frozen him out of the trial preparations--preferring to risk dying in prison to revealing the truth of the crime to his son During forty years practicing medicine Tom Cage made himself the most respected and beloved physician in Natchez Mississippi But this revered Southern figure has secrets known only to himself and a handful of others Among them Tom has a second son the product of an 1960s affair with his devoted African American nurse Viola Turner It is Viola who has been murdered and her bitter son--Penn s half-brother--who sets in motion the murder case against his father The resulting investigation exhumes dangerous ghosts from Mississippi s violent past In some way that Penn cannot fathom Viola Turner was a nexus point between his father and the Double Eagles a savage splinter cell of the KKK More troubling still the long-buried secrets shared by Dr Cage and the former Klansmen may hold the key to the most devastating assassinations of the 1960s The surviving Double Eagles will stop at nothing to keep their past crimes buried and with the help of some of the most influential men in the state they seek to ensure that Dr Cage either takes the fall for them or takes his secrets to an early grave Tom Cage s murder trial sets a terrible clock in motion and unless Penn can pierce the veil of the past and exonerate his father his family will be destroyed Unable to trust anyone around him--not even his own mother--Penn joins forces with Serenity Butler a famous young black author who has come to Natchez to write about his father s case Together Penn and Serenity--a former soldier--battle to crack the Double Eagles and discover the secret history of the Cage family and the South itself a desperate move that risks the only thing they have left to gamble their lives Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making--one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats With piercing insight narrative prowess and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited 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
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 winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as six other awards The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal The narrator a communist double agent is a man of two minds a half-French half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America a gripping espionage novel and a powerful story of love and friendship
THE NEW MEMORY MAN NOVEL Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk then turns the gun on himself Even with Decker s extraordinary powers of observation and deduction the killing is baffling Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting business--and his victim a schoolteacher Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack Enter Harper Brown An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency she orders Decker to back off the case The murder is part of an open DIA investigation one so classified that Decker and his team aren t cleared for it But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government--or worse an international terrorist group--and an attack may be imminent Decker s never been one to follow the rules especially with the stakes so high Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown Decker remains laser focused on only one goal solving the case before it s too late