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NYT Bestseller2003-04-06234t2o9ojS7T10CDan BrownThe Da Vinci code59305771697805930577117/3/2006480Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Thrillers;Fiction / Suspense55http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Da_Vinci_code.html?hl=&id=t2o9ojS7T10CThe Da Vinci Code Dan BrownHarvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre, Jacques Sauniere, has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history. Langdon suspects the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion - a centuries old secret society - and has sacrificed his life to protect the Priory's most sacred trust: the location of a vastly important religious relic hidden for centuries. But it now appears that Opus Dei, a clandestine sect that has long plotted to seize the Prirory's secret, has now made its move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, the Priory's secret - and a stunning historical truth - will be lost forever... Breaking the mould of traditional suspense novels, The Da Vinci Code is simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail. And in this exclusive edition Dan Brown allows the reader behind the scenes of the novel which now incorporates over 150 photographs and illustrations throughout the text showing the rich historical tapestry from which he drew his inspiration. The visual sources which provide both the backdrop and the stimulus for the novel's action are revealed for the first time and uniquely complement the reading experience.
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NYT Bestseller2002-02-03209Da_leYJBdyICMattie J. T. StepanekJourney Through Heartsongs78686942997807868694281/21/200280Poetry / Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious;Poetry / General;Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry / General;Fiction / General4.516http://books.google.com/books/about/Journey_Through_Heartsongs.html?hl=&id=Da_leYJBdyICJourney Through Heartsongs Mattie J. T. StepanekMattie J.T. Stepanek takes us on a Journey Through Heartsongs with more of his moving poems. These poems share the rare wisdom that Mattie has acquired through his struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and the death of his three siblings from the same disease. His life view is one of love and generosity and as a poet and a peacemaker, his desire is to bring his message of peace to as many people as possible.
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NYT Bestseller2005-07-31269myUX1hXEbKACJames Patterson;Andrew GrossLifeguard75951428397807595142877/1/2005250Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Suspense4.52http://books.google.com/books/about/Lifeguard.html?hl=&id=myUX1hXEbKACLifeguard James Patterson and Andrew GrossThe danger isn't in the water. Working as a lifeguard at a Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets a woman he is wild about, the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect in every way - except that she is used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he is used to burgers and flip-flops. She is a guest at the luxurious hotel - he lives above a garage. So when Ned's cousin offers to cut him in on a rich deal he's been commissioned to execute, Ned can't turn him down. The plan is simple, just a fast break-and-enter. The risk is high, and the reward is even greater--$5 million. But on the night of the heist, something goes devastatingly wrong. Who will save the lifeguard? Ned walks away from his job, his town, and the woman he's fallen in love with. Runs away, actually, knowing that only velocity and secrecy can save his life. But who is pursuing him? The FBI? Whoever sabotaged the heist? Or is it all somehow tied into his new love - and his oldest enemies?
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NYT Bestseller2008-06-0869w6hK_tF_1RICDean KoontzOdd Hours2008-05-20267Fiction / Thrillers;Fiction / Fantasy / General;Fiction / Horror;Fiction / Suspense4.54http://books.google.com/books/about/Odd_Hours.html?hl=&id=w6hK_tF_1RICOdd Hours Dean R. Koontz#1 "NEW YORK TIMES. Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers' imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems.
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NYT Bestseller2010-04-1883xHWgnMsz8UICPatricia BriggsSilver Borne110118611997811011861142010-03-30304Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary4.549http://books.google.com/books/about/Silver_Borne.html?hl=&id=xHWgnMsz8UICSilver Borne Patricia BriggsMechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson never knows what the next day (or night) may bring. After all, her world is inhabited by witches, werewolves, and vampires. But now a book of fae secrets has come to light, and Mercy's about to find out just how implacable-and dangerous- the fae can be.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco99s8zIH7dnYCsCGarth SteinThe Art of Racing in the Rain006173809397800617380982009-03-17336Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Family Life4.5136http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Art_of_Racing_in_the_Rain.html?hl=&id=s8zIH7dnYCsCThe Art of Racing in the Rain Garth SteinEnzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoe, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoe at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
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NYT Bestseller2002-03-24212YwCUVo3ox-oCJames Patterson2nd Chance75952707597807595270723/4/2002390Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Thrillers4.53http://books.google.com/books/about/2nd_Chance.html?hl=&id=YwCUVo3ox-oC2nd Chance James Patterson with Andrew GrossA brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable. A Main Selection of The Literary Guild(R), of Book-of-the-Month Club(R), of Doubleday Book Club(R), and of The Mystery Guild(R)
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NYT Bestseller2004-06-27248OdBXAAAAYAAJStephen KingThe Dark Tower VI188041859297818804185986/8/2004413Fiction / General;Fiction / Fantasy / Epic;Fiction / Fantasy / General;Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Horror4.56http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Dark_Tower_VI.html?hl=&id=OdBXAAAAYAAJSong of Susannah Stephen KingStephen King The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah with 10 full-color illustrations by Darrel Anderson The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is at once a book of revelation, a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower, and a fast-paced story of double-barreled suspense. To give birth to her "chap," demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in the summer of 1999. The city is strange to Susannah...and terrifying to the "daughter of none," who shares her body and mind. Saving the Tower depends not only on rescuing Susannah but also on securing the vacant lot Calvin Tower owns before he loses it to the Sombra Corporation. Enlisting the aid of Manni senders, the remaining katet climbs to the Doorway Cave...and discovers that magic has its own mind. It falls to the boy, the billy-bumbler, and the fallen priest to find Susannah-Mia, who, in a struggle to cope -- with each other and with an alien environment -- "go todash" to Castle Discordia on the border of End-World. In that forsaken place, Mia reveals her origins, her purpose, and her fierce desire to mother whatever creature the two of them have carried to term. Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, tumble into western Maine in the summer of 1977, a world that should be idyllic but isn't. For one thing, it is real, and the bullets are flying. For another, it is inhabited by the author of a novel called 'Salem's Lot, a writer who turns out to be as shocked by them as they are by him. These are the simple vectors of a story rich in complexity and conflict. Its dual climaxes, one at the entrance to a deadly dining establishment and the other appended to the pages of a writer's journal, will leave readers gasping for the saga's final volume (which, Dear Reader, follows soon, say thank ya).
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Good Reads Book Club Reco35ntauGAAACAAJElizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love014311399297801431139972007-11-15464Biography & Autobiography / General;Biography & Autobiography / Literary;Biography & Autobiography / Women;Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers;Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs;Body, Mind & Spirit / Spirituality / General;Self-Help / General;Travel / Asia / India;Travel / Asia / Southeast;Travel / Europe / Italy4.52http://books.google.com/books/about/Eat_Pray_Love.html?hl=&id=ntauGAAACAAJEat, Pray, Love Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert's memoir of enlightenment gets the deluxe treatment at the hands of Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who bathes every scene in a golden glow. Unaccustomed to being alone, Liz (Julia Roberts) exits her marriage to Stephen (Billy Crudup, quite good) only to enter into an affair with an actor (James Franco, curiously uncomfortable), who introduces her to meditation. Just as her editor, Delia (Doubt's Viola Davis, making the most of a small role), longed to have a baby, Liz has longed to see the world. Delia persuades her to seize the day (plus, money presents no obstacle). First, she travels to Italy, where she noshes from Rome to Naples, making new friends along the way. Then, she heads to an ashram in India, where she meets a bride-to-be and a remorseful man (Richard Jenkins, heartbreaking), who nurture her altruistic side. Her sojourn ends in Bali, where she reunites with Ketut (Hadi Subiyanto, hilarious), the healer who first encouraged her to reassess her situation. While there, she befriends a single mother and a single father (No Country for Old Men's Javier Bardem) who falls for her charms. In an improvement over his version of Running with Scissors, Murphy combines two Oscar winners, two Oscar nominees, and four countries to follow one woman's path to fulfillment. Like Julie and Julia and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Liz's story becomes more involving as she lets go of the superficial, but Murphy's movie still represents a triumph of escapism over spirituality.
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Amazon Book Club Reco36ntauGAAACAAJElizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love014311399297801431139972007-11-15464Biography & Autobiography / General;Biography & Autobiography / Literary;Biography & Autobiography / Women;Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers;Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs;Body, Mind & Spirit / Spirituality / General;Self-Help / General;Travel / Asia / India;Travel / Asia / Southeast;Travel / Europe / Italy4.52http://books.google.com/books/about/Eat_Pray_Love.html?hl=&id=ntauGAAACAAJEat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert's memoir of enlightenment gets the deluxe treatment at the hands of Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who bathes every scene in a golden glow. Unaccustomed to being alone, Liz (Julia Roberts) exits her marriage to Stephen (Billy Crudup, quite good) only to enter into an affair with an actor (James Franco, curiously uncomfortable), who introduces her to meditation. Just as her editor, Delia (Doubt's Viola Davis, making the most of a small role), longed to have a baby, Liz has longed to see the world. Delia persuades her to seize the day (plus, money presents no obstacle). First, she travels to Italy, where she noshes from Rome to Naples, making new friends along the way. Then, she heads to an ashram in India, where she meets a bride-to-be and a remorseful man (Richard Jenkins, heartbreaking), who nurture her altruistic side. Her sojourn ends in Bali, where she reunites with Ketut (Hadi Subiyanto, hilarious), the healer who first encouraged her to reassess her situation. While there, she befriends a single mother and a single father (No Country for Old Men's Javier Bardem) who falls for her charms. In an improvement over his version of Running with Scissors, Murphy combines two Oscar winners, two Oscar nominees, and four countries to follow one woman's path to fulfillment. Like Julie and Julia and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Liz's story becomes more involving as she lets go of the superficial, but Murphy's movie still represents a triumph of escapism over spirituality.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco164-kNK2cNXlEQCLaura HillenbrandUnbroken067960375197806796037572010-11-16473Biography & Autobiography / General;Biography & Autobiography / Military;History / Military / World War II4.53837http://books.google.com/books/about/Unbroken.html?hl=&id=-kNK2cNXlEQCUnbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura HillenbrandOn a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he'd been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man's journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.
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Amazon Book Club Reco437vjNoP5-noICKristin HannahFirefly Lane031253707797803125370742009-01-06513Fiction / Sagas;Fiction / Contemporary Women;Fiction / Coming of Age;Fiction / Family Life;Fiction / General4.515http://books.google.com/books/about/Firefly_Lane.html?hl=&id=7vjNoP5-noICFirefly Lane Kristin HannahFrom the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah's magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness. Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she'll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she'll envy her famous best friend. . . . For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test. Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone's Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it's the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you'll never forget . . . one you'll want to pass on to your best friend.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco25rKq8bnUK3WoCAbraham VergheseCutting for Stone030727134X97803072713412009-02-03560Fiction / Literary4.570http://books.google.com/books/about/Cutting_for_Stone.html?hl=&id=rKq8bnUK3WoCCutting for Stone Abraham VergheseMarion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother's death and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles-and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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NYT Bestseller2009-11-15113aYwWeXYnTBMCRobert Jordan;Brandon SandersonThe Gathering Storm076530230697807653023042009-10-27783Fiction / Fantasy / Epic;Fiction / Fantasy / General4.598http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Gathering_Storm.html?hl=&id=aYwWeXYnTBMCThe Gathering Storm Robert Jordan and Brandon SandersonTarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready. The final volume of the Wheel of Time,A Memory of Light,was partially written by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson,New York Timesbestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan's editor---his wife, Harriet McDougal---to complete the final book. The scope and size of the volume was such that it could not be contained in a single book, and so Tor proudly presentsThe Gathering Stormas the first of three novels that will make upA Memory of Light.This short sequence will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost twenty years ago and marking the conclusion of the Wheel of Time, the preeminent fantasy epic of our era. In this epic novel, Robert Jordan's international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward---wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders---his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself. Egwene al'Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower---and possibly the world itself. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
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NYT Bestseller2008-11-30103KfM-lLvo88wCGlenn Beck;Kevin Balfe;Jason WrightThe Christmas Sweater144242697797814424269792010-11-0940Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men;Juvenile Fiction / Family / General;Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent4.0181http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Christmas_Sweater.html?hl=&id=KfM-lLvo88wCThe Christmas Sweater Glenn Beck with Kevin Balfe and Jason WrightAdapted from the bestselling adult novel, "The Christmas Sweater: A Picture Book" is the story of a young boy who finds the true meaning of Christmas in the most unlikely of places. Eddie wants a bicycle for Christmas, but his mother knits him a homemade sweater instead. His disappointment is obvious, but a magical journey with his whimsical grandfather makes Eddie realize that the sweater is far more than it seems. He ultimately learns that the greatest gift of all is one that is given with love..
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NYT Bestseller2008-01-2771oUwkWC0ZH_oCJanet EvanovichPlum Lucky142991620697814299162022010-04-01176Fiction / Humorous;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths4.048http://books.google.com/books/about/Plum_Lucky.html?hl=&id=oUwkWC0ZH_oCPlum Lucky Janet EvanovichLooking to get lucky? Stephanie Plum is back between-the-numbers and she's looking to get lucky in an Atlantic City hotel room, in a Winnebago, and with a brown-eyed stud who has stolen her heart. Stephanie Plum has a way of attracting danger, lunatics, oddballs, bad luck . . . and mystery men. And no one is more mysterious than the unmentionable Diesel. He's back and hot on the trail of a little man in green pants who's lost a giant bag of money. Problem is, the money isn't exactly lost. Stephanie's Grandma Mazur has found it, and like any good Jersey senior citizen, she's hightailed it in a Winnebago to Atlantic City and hit the slots. With Lula and Connie in tow, Stephanie attempts to bring Grandma home, but the luck of the Irish is rubbing off on everyone: Lula's found a job modeling plus-size lingerie. Connie's found a guy. Diesel's found Stephanie. And Stephanie has found herself in over her head with a caper involving thrice-stolen money, a racehorse, a car chase, and a bad case of hives. Plum Lucky is an all-you-can-eat buffet of thrills, chills, shrimp cocktail, plus-size underwear, and scorching hot men. It's a between-the-numbers treat no Evanovich fan will want to miss!
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NYT Bestseller2005-07-10268ZiPO2ilpe-8CJanet EvanovichEleven On Top075538847X978075538847910/13/2011200Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths428http://books.google.com/books/about/Eleven_On_Top.html?hl=&id=ZiPO2ilpe-8CEleven On Top Janet EvanovichTrouble seems to find Stephanie everywhere she goes, and once again she's struggling with her tangled love life, chaotic family, and her God-given gift for destroying every car she drives. This time, Plum has decided to quit her job as a bounty hunter. She's tired of creeps, weirdos and stalkers. But just when she thinks she's out, they pull her back in! So fasten you seatbelt and hang on - Stephanie's back in town.
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NYT Bestseller2003-08-032402VRUz1duE5UCJanet EvanovichTo The Nines755388437978075538843110/27/2011208Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths417http://books.google.com/books/about/To_The_Nines.html?hl=&id=2VRUz1duE5UCTo the Nines Janet EvanovichStephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting at her, and psychos wanting her dead every day of the week. An ordinary person would cave under the pressure. But hey, she's from Jersey. She may not be the best bounty hunter in beautiful downtown Trenton, but Stephanie's pretty damn good at turning situations her way... and she always gets her man. Her cousin Vinnie (who's also her boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, who mysteriously disappears just as his work visa is running out. And Stephanie is on the case to ensure the elusive Mr Singh doesn't make his disappearance more permanent. But what she uncovers is far more sinister than anyone imagines and leads to a group of killers who give a whole new meaning to the word ' hunter'. Stephanie Plum is on the chase of her life.
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NYT Bestseller2003-10-12243474i590BF20CMitch AlbomThe Five People You Meet in Heaven140138888497814013888814/1/2007208Fiction / General4724http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Five_People_You_Meet_in_Heaven.html?hl=&id=474i590BF20CThe Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch AlbomThe phenomenal #1New York Timesbestseller, that has sold more than eight million copies Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret. Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever. One by one, Eddie's five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life. As the story builds to its stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the still-unknown last act of his life: Was it a heroic success or a devastating failure The answer, which comes from the most unlikely of sources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself. InThe Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything you've ever thought about the afterlife -- and the meaning of our lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this is a book that readers of fine fiction, and those who lovedTuesdays with Morrie, will treasure. This edition ofThe Five People You Meet in Heavenincludes an excerpt ofThe Time Keeper, the new novel by Mitch Albom, available in September 2012.
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NYT Bestseller2006-10-15298ciViAFL-OXwCMitch AlbomFor One More Day140138889297814013888984/1/2007208Fiction / Psychological;Fiction / General4567http://books.google.com/books/about/For_One_More_Day.html?hl=&id=ciViAFL-OXwCFor One More Day Mitch AlbomEvery family is a ghost story . . . Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number oneNew York Timesbestsellers,The Five People You Meet in HeavenandTuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss. For One More Dayis the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one As a child, Charley "Chick" Benetto was told by his father, "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both." So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence. Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life. He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother--who died eight years earlier--is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened. What follows is the one "ordinary" day so many of us yearn for, a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets, and to seek forgiveness. Somewhere between this life and the next, Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about his mother and her sacrifices. And he tries, with her tender guidance, to put the crumbled pieces of his life back together. Through Albom's inspiring characters and masterful storytelling, readers will newly appreciate those whom they love--and may have thought they'd lost--in their own lives.For One More Dayis a book for anyone in a family, and will be cherished by Albom's millions of fans worldwide.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco78JHxxM6mOAAQCEmma DonoghueRoom031612911997803161291142010-09-13244Fiction / General4.076http://books.google.com/books/about/Room.html?hl=&id=JHxxM6mOAAQCRoom Emma DonoghueTo five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. 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 is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son's bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work. Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, ROOM is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey from one world to another.
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NYT Bestseller2001-08-05199lnzvxOHw_pUCJames PattersonSuzanne's Diary for Nicholas75952521897807595252147/16/2001266Fiction / General43101http://books.google.com/books/about/Suzanne_s_Diary_for_Nicholas.html?hl=&id=lnzvxOHw_pUCSuzanne's Diary for Nicholas James PattersonJames Patterson has written a love story! -a powerfully moving and suspenseful novel about families, loss, new love, and hope. Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker-everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read. This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boy's father met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalleled joy that having a baby has brought into her life. As Katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover who has just left her is the husband and father in this young family. She reads on, filled with terror and hope, as she struggles to understand what has happened-and whether her new love has a prayer of surviving. Written with James Patterson's perfect pitch for emotion and suspense, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas captures beautifully the joys of a new family even as it builds to an overwhelmingly moving climax. This is an unforgettable love story, at once heartbreaking and full of hope.
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NYT Bestseller2010-10-037975wK9z3wQfICNicholas SparksSafe Haven145554497397814555449742012-12-18269Fiction / Literary4.090http://books.google.com/books/about/Safe_Haven.html?hl=&id=75wK9z3wQfICSafe Haven Nicolas SparksThe #1 New York Times bestseller and soon-to-be major motion picture is now available as an enhanced ebook and features a behind-the-scenes look at the movie. When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven. (The enhanced ebook includes video clips from the movie, interviews with Nicholas Sparks, Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, and Lasse Holstrom, stills from the set, costume design sketches, b-roll, a video tour of the set narrated by Nicholas Sparks, and an intereview with Nicholas Sparks and Lasse Holstrom about translating books-to-film).
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Amazon Book Club Reco1199r-nff8qK2ECMary Ann Shaffer;Annie BarrowsThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society044033797697804403379732008-07-29277Fiction / Historical;Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Contemporary Women4.0353http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Guernsey_Literary_and_Potato_Peel_Pi.html?hl=&id=9r-nff8qK2ECThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Annie Barrows I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends-and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island-boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. From the Hardcover edition.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco1199r-nff8qK2ECMary Ann Shaffer;Annie BarrowsThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society044033797697804403379732008-07-29277Fiction / Historical;Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Contemporary Women4.0353http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Guernsey_Literary_and_Potato_Peel_Pi.html?hl=&id=9r-nff8qK2ECThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends-and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island-boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. From the Hardcover edition.
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NYT Bestseller2008-11-23338tha6mtCbBsCDavid BaldacciDivine Justice044654515597804465451502008-11-04285Fiction / General4.065http://books.google.com/books/about/Divine_Justice.html?hl=&id=8tha6mtCbBsCDivine Justice David BaldacciFollowing the instant # 1 New York Times bestseller Stone Cold, Oliver Stone and the Camel Club return in David Baldacci's most surprising thriller yet . . . Known by his alias, "Oliver Stone," John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who destroyed Stone's life and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced. But his freedom comes at a steep price: The assassinations he carried out prompt the highest levels of the U.S. government to unleash a massive manhunt. Behind the scenes, master spy Macklin Hayes is playing a very personal game of cat and mouse. He, more than anyone, wants Stone dead. With their friend and unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel Club risk everything to save him. Now, as the hunters close in, Stone's flight from the demons of his past will take him from the power corridors of Washington, D.C., to the small, isolated coal-mining town of Divine, Virginia-and into a world every bit as lethal as the one he left behind.
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NYT Bestseller2003-04-27236LBN5i8kgka0CTim LaHaye;Jerry B. JenkinsArmageddon141434130X97814143413093/16/2011285Fiction / Religious;Fiction / Christian / Futuristic4119http://books.google.com/books/about/Armageddon.html?hl=&id=LBN5i8kgka0CArmageddon Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. JenkinsThe scattered Tribulation Force is drawn toward the Middle East, as are all the armies of the world, when human history culminates in the battle of the ages. During the last year of the Great Tribulation, safe houses are no longer safe and the world has become a powder keg of danger. Except for those already in Petra, everyone has been forced to relocate as the Antichrist ratchets up the pressure in the world's most treacherous game. As the Trib Force waits for the coming of Christ, Chloe Williams is drawn out of the safe house to investigate something suspicious. Buck and Tsion travel to Jerusalem while Nicolae Carpathia orders an attack on the city, and Rayford becomes seriously injured outside Petra. Who will survive Armageddon? A repackage of the eleventh book in the New York Times best-selling Left Behind series.
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NYT Bestseller2010-09-05140RNmeL_6s3OsCJames Patterson;Liza MarklundThe Postcard Killers031612771X97803161277142010-08-16286Fiction / Thrillers4.034http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Postcard_Killers.html?hl=&id=RNmeL_6s3OsCThe Postcard Killers James Patterson and Liza MarklundParis is stunning in the summer NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him--he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer. The killing is simply marvelous Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim. Wish you were here Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm--and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.
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NYT Bestseller2000-08-201800zwnXaBbM8QCRosamunde PilcherWinter Solstice31227771797803122777104/1/2011289Fiction / Sagas431http://books.google.com/books/about/Winter_Solstice.html?hl=&id=0zwnXaBbM8QCWinter Solstice Rosamunde PilcherIn Winter Solstice Rosamunde Pilcher brings her readers into the lives of five very different people.... Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life -- shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name -- still she finds herself lonely. Oscar Blundell gave up his life as a musician in order to marry Gloria. They have a beautiful daughter, Francesca, and it is only because of their little girl that Oscar views his sacrificed career as worthwhile. Carrie returns from Australia at the end of an ill-fated affair with a married man to find her mother and aunt sharing a home and squabbling endlessly. With Christmas approaching, Carrie agrees to look after her aunt's awkward and quiet teenage daughter, Lucy, so that her mother might enjoy a romantic fling in America. Sam Howard is trying to pull his life back together after his wife has left him for another. He is without home and without roots, all he has is his job. Business takes him to northern Scotland, where he falls in love with the lush, craggy landscape and set his sights on a house. It is the strange rippling effects of a tragedy that will bring these five characters together in a large, neglected estate house near the Scottish fishing town of Creagan. It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that the lives of five people will come together and be forever changed. Rosamunde Pilcher's long-awaited return to the page will warm the hearts of readers both old and new. Winter Solstice is a novel of love, loyalty and rebirth.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco54u5CQpfaElJYCJamie FordHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet034551250297803455125052009-01-27290Fiction / Sagas;Fiction / Historical;Fiction / Literary4.053http://books.google.com/books/about/Hotel_on_the_Corner_of_Bitter_and_Sweet.html?hl=&id=u5CQpfaElJYCHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Jamie FordSentimental, heartfelt....the exploration of Henry's changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don't repeat those injustices.-- Kirkus Reviews "A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain "Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut." -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry's world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While "scholarshipping" at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship-and innocent love-that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept. Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel's dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family's belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice-words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.
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Amazon Book Club Reco118Qp1Qg8ihXxYCJeannette WallsThe Glass Castle143915696497814391569642009-10-06304Self-Help / Adult Children of Substance Abusers;Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs;Biography & Autobiography / Literary;Biography & Autobiography / General;Biography & Autobiography / Women;Biography & Autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers;Family & Relationships / Family Relationships;Social Science / Poverty & Homelessness4.04631http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Glass_Castle.html?hl=&id=Qp1Qg8ihXxYCThe Glass Castle: A Memoir Jeannette WallsJeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever. Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town-and the family-Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home. What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.
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NYT Bestseller2000-07-09178jnq1O4ZXb0sCJanet EvanovichHot Six142997145297814299714544/1/2010304Fiction / Humorous;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths4103http://books.google.com/books/about/Hot_Six.html?hl=&id=jnq1O4ZXb0sCHot Six Janet EvanovichBounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos. Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, is caught on video just minutes before the crime occurs. He's at the scene, he's with the victim, and he's the number-one suspect. Ranger is former special forces turned soldier of fortune. He has a blue-chip stock portfolio and no known address. He moves in mysterious circles. He's Stephanie's mentor--the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension. And he's more than her friend. Now he's the hunted and Stephanie's the hunter, and it's time for her to test her skills against the master. But if she does catch him...what then? Can she bring herself to turn him in? Plus there are other things keeping Stephanie awake at night. Her maternal grandmother has set up housekeeping in Stephanie's apartment, a homicidal maniac has selected Stephanie as his next victim, her love life is in the toilet, she's adopted a dog with an eating disorder, and she can't button the top snap on her Levi's. Experience the world of Plum--in Janet Evanovich's new thriller. It's surreal, it's frenetic, it's incendiary. Hot Six. It's the best yet.
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NYT Bestseller2010-10-24143FbTQFXdYCMMCMichael ConnellyThe Reversal031606946997803160694652010-10-05310Fiction / Thrillers4.0105http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Reversal.html?hl=&id=FbTQFXdYCMMCThe Reversal Michael ConnellyLongtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years. With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco912Pk6AWA0cJoCLisa GenovaStill Alice143915703097814391570392009-01-06320Fiction / General;Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Contemporary Women4.080http://books.google.com/books/about/Still_Alice.html?hl=&id=2Pk6AWA0cJoCStill Alice Lisa GenovaStill Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University. Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer's disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what's it's like to literally lose your mind... Reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind, Ordinary People and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Still Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.
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NYT Bestseller2007-05-06308SSDxnx-ozrUCJ.R.R. TolkienThe Children of Hurin54795210497805479521092/15/2012320Fiction / Fantasy / General4366http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Children_of_Hurin.html?hl=&id=SSDxnx-ozrUCThe Children of the Hurin J.R.R. TolkeinThe Children of Hurin is the first complete book by J.R.R.Tolkien since the 1977 publication of The Silmarillion. Six thousand years before the One Ring is destroyed, Middle-earth lies under the shadow of the Dark Lord Morgoth. The greatest warriors among elves and men have perished, and all is in darkness and despair. But a deadly new leader rises, Turin, son of Hurin, and with his grim band of outlaws begins to turn the tide in the war for Middle-earth -- awaiting the day he confronts his destiny and the deadly curse laid upon him. The paperback edition of The Children of Hurin includes eight color paintings by Alan Lee and a black-and-white map.
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NYT Bestseller2007-07-08312QiIITzhbbkcCJanet EvanovichLean Mean Thirteen142992622897814299262256/17/2009320Fiction / Humorous;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths494http://books.google.com/books/about/Lean_Mean_Thirteen.html?hl=&id=QiIITzhbbkcCLean Mean Thirteen Janet EvanovichNew secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet! MISTAKE #1 Dickie Orr Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again. MISTAKE #2 Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger) Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, Dickie's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it turns out Ranger's favors always come with a price. . . . MISTAKE #3 Going completely nutso while doing the favor for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office Now Dickie has disappeared, and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie Plum stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes---and he may know more than he's saying about many things in Stephanie's life. It's a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life. With Janet Evanovich's flair for hilarious situations, breathtaking action, and unforgettable characters, Lean Mean Thirteen shows why no one can beat Evanovich for blockbuster entertainment.
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NYT Bestseller2007-10-14315-M_2TvpqCmUCJohn GrishamPlaying for Pizza30757611697803075761183/16/2010320Fiction / Literary469http://books.google.com/books/about/Playing_for_Pizza.html?hl=&id=-M_2TvpqCmUCPlaying For Pizza John Grisham#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Dockery is the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually gets into the game. With a seventeen-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provides what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he becomes a national laughingstock-and is immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job-as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player-any former NFL player-at their helm. And now they've got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn't speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy-the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano-holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.
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NYT Bestseller2010-07-04137DaDP_S-bMlgCGlenn BeckThe Overton Window143919011997814391901112010-06-15336Fiction / General;Fiction / Thrillers;Fiction / Political4.023http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Overton_Window.html?hl=&id=DaDP_S-bMlgCThe Overton Window Glenn BeckA plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed . . . can it be stopped? There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country. For Noah Gardner, a twentysomething public relations executive, it's safe to say that political theory is the furthest thing from his mind. Smart, single, handsome, and insulated from the world's problems by the wealth and power of his father, Noah is far more concerned about the future of his social life than the future of his country. But all of that changes when Noah meets Molly Ross, a woman who is consumed by the knowledge that the America we know is about to be lost forever. She and her group of patriots have vowed to remember the past and fight for the future-but Noah, convinced they're just misguided conspiracy-theorists, isn't interested in lending his considerable skills to their cause. And then the world changes. An unprecedented attack on U.S. soil shakes the country to the core and puts into motion a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way. Amidst the chaos, many don't know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact-or, more important, which side to fight for. But for Noah, the choice is clear: Exposing the plan, and revealing the conspirators behind it, is the only way to save both the woman he loves and the individual freedoms he once took for granted. After five back-to-back #1 New York Times bestsellers, national radio and Fox News television host Glenn Beck has delivered a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that seamlessly weaves together American history, frightening facts about our present condition, and a heart-stopping plot. The Overton Window will educate, enlighten, and, most important, entertain-with twists and revelations no one will see coming.
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NYT Bestseller2008-04-1322dMTLJcXkzgsCJonathan KellermanCompulsion034550476397803455047602008-03-25337Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / Thrillers4.03http://books.google.com/books/about/Compulsion.html?hl=&id=dMTLJcXkzgsCCompulsion Jonathan KellermanOnce again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's brilliant storytelling. And no one conducts a more harrowing and suspenseful manhunt than the modern Sherlock Holmes of the psyche, Dr. Alex Delaware. A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killer's use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware. What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spirals outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of L.A. society to its desperate edges; across the paths of commodities brokers and transvestite hookers; and as far away as New York City, where the search thaws out a long-cold case and exposes a grotesque homicidal crusade. The killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death-and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.
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NYT Bestseller2009-08-2310rrUdNVCk-7ICSherrilyn KenyonBad Moon Rising142998376097814299837612009-08-04352Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal;Fiction / Romance / Paranormal4.052http://books.google.com/books/about/Bad_Moon_Rising.html?hl=&id=rrUdNVCk-7ICBad Moon Rising Sherrilyn KenyonA stunning and suspenseful new landscape emerges in the thrilling Dark-Hunter world-a world where nothing will ever be the same again. . . Fang Kattalakis isn't just a wolf. He is the brother of two of the most powerful members of the Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-Hunters. And when war erupts among the lycanthropes, sides must be chosen. Enemies are forced into shaky alliances. And when the woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people, her only hope is that Fang believes in her. Yet in order to save her, Fang must break the law of his people and the faith of his brothers. That breech could very well spell the end of both their races and change their world forever. The war is on and time is running out...
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NYT Bestseller2007-03-18305Lsz51VJ7IVQCSophie KinsellaShopaholic & Baby44033671697804403367162/27/2007358Fiction / Humorous;Fiction / Contemporary Women428http://books.google.com/books/about/Shopaholic_Baby.html?hl=&id=Lsz51VJ7IVQCShopaholic & Baby Sophie KinsellaBecky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed-especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician. But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke's glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky's perfect world starts to crumble. She's shopping for two . . . but are there three in her marriage?
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Good Reads Book Club Reco41qDP6NmRAPzsCE L JamesFifty Shades of Grey161213029197816121302932011-05-25360Fiction / Erotica;Fiction / Romance / Erotica;Fiction / Romance / Contemporary4.04879http://books.google.com/books/about/Fifty_Shades_of_Grey.html?hl=&id=qDP6NmRAPzsCFifty Shades of Grey E.L. JamesWhen literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too-but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success-his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family-Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores her own dark desires. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever. This book is intended for mature audiences.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco63Gyd5B0Fsk4cCNancy HoranLoving Frank034550225697803455022542007-08-07362Fiction / Historical;Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Biographical4.042http://books.google.com/books/about/Loving_Frank.html?hl=&id=Gyd5B0Fsk4cCLoving Frank Nancy HoranI have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives. In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America's greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney's profound influence on Wright. Drawing on years of research, Horan weaves little-known facts into a compelling narrative, vividly portraying the conflicts and struggles of a woman forced to choose between the roles of mother, wife, lover, and intellectual. Horan's Mamah is a woman seeking to find her own place, her own creative calling in the world. Mamah's is an unforgettable journey marked by choices that reshape her notions of love and responsibility, leading inexorably ultimately lead to this novel's stunning conclusion. Elegantly written and remarkably rich in detail, Loving Frank is a fitting tribute to a courageous woman, a national icon, and their timeless love story. Advance praise for Loving Frank: "Loving Frank is one of those novels that takes over your life. It's mesmerizing and fascinating-filled with complex characters, deep passions, tactile descriptions of astonishing architecture, and the colorful immediacy of daily life a hundred years ago-all gathered into a story that unfolds with riveting urgency." -Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light "This graceful, assured first novel tells the remarkable story of the long-lived affair between Frank Lloyd Wright, a passionate and impossible figure, and Mamah Cheney, a married woman whom Wright beguiled and led beyond the restraint of convention. It is engrossing, provocative reading." --Scott Turow "It takes great courage to write a novel about historical people, and in particular to give voice to someone as mythic as Frank Lloyd Wright. This beautifully written novel about Mamah Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright's love affair is vivid and intelligent, unsentimental and compassionate." --Jane Hamilton "I admire this novel, adore this novel, for so many reasons: The intelligence and lyricism of the prose. The attention to period detail. The epic proportions of this most fascinating love story. Mamah Cheney has been in my head and heart and soul since reading this book; I doubt she'll ever leave." -Elizabeth Berg From the Hardcover edition.
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Amazon Book Club Reco135ZiH-0QMl4EsCLisa GardnerThe Neighbor055390663197805539066392009-06-16368Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General4.049http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Neighbor.html?hl=&id=ZiH-0QMl4EsCThe Neighbor (Detective D. D. Warren) Lisa GardnerA young mother, blond and pretty, vanishes from her South Boston home, leaving behind only one witness-her four-year-old daughter-and one suspect-her handsome, secretive husband. From the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses' snug little bungalow, instinct tells her that something is seriously off with the wholesome image the couple has worked so hard to create. With the clock ticking on the life of a missing woman and a media firestorm building, D.D. must decide whether Jason Jones is hiding his guilt-or just trying to hide. But first she must stand between a potential killer and his next victim-an innocent child who may have seen too much.
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NYT Bestseller2002-11-24228_MAziuRLGa0CNora RobertsChesapeake Blue51513626397805151362653/22/2004368Fiction / Romance / General;Fiction / Romance / Contemporary;Fiction / Psychological427http://books.google.com/books/about/Chesapeake_Blue.html?hl=&id=_MAziuRLGa0CChesapeake Blue Nora RobertsThe #1 New York Times bestseller is now in paperback! Seth Quinn is finally home. It's been a long journey. After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, he'd been taken in by the Quinn family, growing up with three older brothers who'd watched over him with love. Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland's Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil, their wives and children, all the blessed chaos of the extended Quinn clan. Finally, he's back in the little blue-and-white house where there's always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard. Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher since he's been gone-and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks. A city girl who's opened a florist shop in this seaside town, she craves independence and the challenge of establishing herself without the influence of her wealthy connections. In Seth, she sees another kind of challenge-a challenge that she can't resist.
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NYT Bestseller2005-04-03261cZAlP8bJVI0CTim F. LaHaye;Jerry B. JenkinsThe Rising1414344546978141434454610/31/2005380Fiction / Christian / Futuristic;Fiction / Religious;Fiction / Science Fiction / General457http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Rising.html?hl=&id=cZAlP8bJVI0CThe Rising Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. JenkinsThe Risingbegins a new Left Behind series that will give you a glimpse into the lives of your favorite characters before the Rapture. Have you ever wondered what life was like before the Rapture for Rayford, Irene, and Chloe Steele, Bruce Barnes, Buck Williams, and Tsion Ben Judah? Plus, see why Viv Ivins plays such a pivotal role in Nicolae Carpathia's life. What were the events surrounding Nicolae's sudden rise to power? How did he become filled with evil? You will find all these answers and more in this exciting new series! In The Rising,Marilena Carpathia has only one dream: to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the prince of darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known. Halfway around the world, God's plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot. Soon Carpathia's and Steele's lives will intersect. And good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world. The eternal battle for souls has come to earth. The world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco1264bz4aTiWLrYCRebecca SklootThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks174262626297817426262602010-03-01384Biography & Autobiography / General4.02790http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Immortal_Life_of_Henrietta_Lacks.html?hl=&id=4bz4aTiWLrYCThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Sklootmargin-top: 0One of the most graceful and moving non-fiction books I've read in a very long time Dwight Garner, New York Times' margin-top: 0Skloot's book is wonderful - deeply felt, gracefully written, sharply reported. It is a story about science but, much more, about life. Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief immortal human tissue grown in culture, HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the effects of the atom bomb; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. margin-top: 0margin-top: 0coloured ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live, and struggle with the legacy of her cells. margin-top: 0The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.
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NYT Bestseller2007-03-11304Z9gE_yvqfwUCJ. D. RobbInnocent in Death39915401997803991540102/20/2007385Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Romance / Suspense;Fiction / Political4315http://books.google.com/books/about/Innocent_in_Death.html?hl=&id=Z9gE_yvqfwUCInnocent In Death J.D. RobbThe phenomenal series set in a future New York City returns as NYPSD Lt. Eve Dallas hunts for the killer of a seemingly ordinary history teacher-and uncovers some extraordinary surprises. Craig Foster's death devastated his young wife, who'd sent him to work that day with a lovingly packed lunch. It shocked his colleagues at the private school, too, and as for the ten-year-old girls who found him in his classroom in a pool of bodily fluids-they may have been traumatized for life. Eve soon determines that Foster's homemade lunch was tainted with deadly ricin, and that Mr. Foster's colleagues have some startling secrets of their own. It's Eve's job to sort it out- and discover why someone would have done this to a man who seemed so inoffensive, so pleasant . . . so innocent. Now Magdalena Percell . . . there's someone Eve can picture as a murder victim. Possibly at Eve's own hands. The slinky blonde-an old flame of her billionaire husband, Roarke-has arrived in New York, and she's anything but innocent. Roarke seems blind to Magdalena's manipulation, and he insists that the occasional lunch or business meeting with her is nothing to worry about . . . and none of Eve's business. Eve's so unnerved by the situation that she finds it hard to focus on her case. Still, she'll have to put aside her feelings, for a while at least-because another man has just turned up dead. Eve knows all too well that innocence can be a fa ade. Keeping that in mind may help her solve this case at last. But it may also tear apart her marriage.
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NYT Bestseller2007-12-23321P3xAQQEl364CSue GraftonT Is for Trespass399154485978039915448512/4/2007387Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / General446http://books.google.com/books/about/T_Is_for_Trespass.html?hl=&id=P3xAQQEl364CT Is For Trespass Sue Graftontrespass \'trespes\ n: a transgression of law involving one's obligations to God or to one's neighbor; a violation of moral law; an offense; a sin -Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, Unabridged In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Grafton's T is for Trespass is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the voice of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing readers to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private caregiving jobs. The true horror of the novel builds with excruciating tension as the reader foresees the awfulness that lies ahead. The suspense lies in whether Millhone will realize what is happening in time to intervene. Though set in the late eighties, T is for Trespass could not be more topical: identity theft; elder abuse; betrayal of trust; the breakdown in the institutions charged with caring for the weak and the dependent. It reveals a terrifying but all-too-real rip in the social fabric. Once again, Grafton opens up new territory with startling results.
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NYT Bestseller2002-06-16218lcZHzuCKelgCJan KaronIn This Mountain110122151897811012215184/29/2003400Fiction / Religious435http://books.google.com/books/about/In_This_Mountain.html?hl=&id=lcZHzuCKelgCIn This Mountain Jan KaronFather Tim and Cynthia have been at home in Mitford for three years since returning from Whitecap Island. In the little town that's home-away-from-home to millions of readers, life hums along as usual. Dooley looks toward his career as a vet; Joe Ivey and Fancy Skinner fight a haircut price war that takes no prisoners; and Percy steps out on a limb with a risky new menu item at the Main Street Grill. Though Father Tim dislikes change, he dislikes retirement even more. As he and Cynthia gear up for a year-long ministry across the state line, a series of events sends shock waves through his faith-and the whole town of Mitford. In her seventh novel in the bestselling Mitford Years series, Jan Karon delivers surprises of every kind, including the return of the man in the attic and an ending that no one in Mitford will ever forget.
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NYT Bestseller2000-10-15182NxEYlRbn_PYCNicholas SparksThe Rescue044693139X97804469313979/19/2000401Fiction / General4286http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Rescue.html?hl=&id=NxEYlRbn_PYCThe Rescue Nicholas SparksTaylor McAden is a volunteer fireman who is always the first to plunge into danger. But there is one risk he can't bring himself to take: falling in love. Then he meets Denise Holden, a single mother who has moved to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, to build a new life. A near fatal car crash will bring these two together, but before that can happen, Taylor must look into his past and see if it's not too late to take a chance on the future.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco152VFRGwWaZkfQCDiane SetterfieldThe Thirteenth Tale030737193X97803073719352009-03-16416Fiction / General;Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General4.0237http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Thirteenth_Tale.html?hl=&id=VFRGwWaZkfQCThe Thirteenth Tale Diane SetterfieldBiographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain's most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise-she doesn't know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter's dozens of novels. Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter's personal story, Margaret begins to read her father's rare copy of Miss Winter's Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer. As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter's account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets. As well as the ghosts that haunt them still.
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Amazon Book Club Reco152VFRGwWaZkfQCDiane SetterfieldThe Thirteenth Tale030737193X97803073719352009-03-16416Fiction / General;Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General4.0237http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Thirteenth_Tale.html?hl=&id=VFRGwWaZkfQCThe Thirteenth Tale: A Novel Diane SetterfieldBiographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain's most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise-she doesn't know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter's dozens of novels. Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter's personal story, Margaret begins to read her father's rare copy of Miss Winter's Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer. As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter's account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets. As well as the ghosts that haunt them still.
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NYT Bestseller2005-10-09273NTKe4tS2dhgCNeil GaimanAnansi Boys006179497X978006179497110/13/2009416Fiction / General43http://books.google.com/books/about/Anansi_Boys.html?hl=&id=NTKe4tS2dhgCAnansi Boys Neil GaimanOne of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime. Anansi Boys God is dead. Meet the kids. When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life. Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie. Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself. Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."
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NYT Bestseller2006-10-01297VFRGwWaZkfQCDiane SetterfieldThe Thirteenth Tale030737193X97803073719353/16/2009416Fiction / General;Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General4237http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Thirteenth_Tale.html?hl=&id=VFRGwWaZkfQCThe Thirteenth Tale Diane SetterfieldBiographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father's antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain's most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise-she doesn't know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter's dozens of novels. Late one night, while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter's personal story, Margaret begins to read her father's rare copy of Miss Winter's Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer. As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter's account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story. In the end, both women have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets. As well as the ghosts that haunt them still.
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NYT Bestseller2000-12-03186OXCCsSJlbTMCTim LaHaye;Jerry B. JenkinsThe Mark141434127X97814143412793/16/2011418Fiction / Religious;Fiction / Christian / Futuristic4158http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Mark.html?hl=&id=OXCCsSJlbTMCThe Mark Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. JenkinsHis Excellency Global Community Potentate Nicolae Carpathia is back, this time as Satan. Resurrected and indwelt by the devil himself, the beast tightens his grip as ruler of the world. Terror comes to believers in Greece as they are among the first to face a GC loyalty mark application site. The gloves are off, as the forces of good and evil begin a battle for the very souls of men and women around the globe. A repackage of the eighth book in the New York Times best-selling Left Behind series.
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NYT Bestseller2009-04-26161cf1Tl4WhhHUCJim ButcherTurn Coat045146256497804514625652009-04-07420Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal;Fiction / Fantasy / Urban Life;Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary;Fiction / Fantasy / General;Fiction / Fantasy / Epic;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General4.081http://books.google.com/books/about/Turn_Coat.html?hl=&id=cf1Tl4WhhHUCTurn Coat Jim ButcherThe new novel in the hit New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series. The Warden Morgan has been accused of treason against the Wizards of the White Council-and there's only one, final punishment for that crime. He's on the run, wants his name cleared, and needs someone with a knack for backing the underdog. Someone like Harry Dresden... Now, Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head-someone like Harry
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Good Reads Book Club Reco4VObyWbiV38oCKhaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns110101090897811010109072008-11-25432Fiction / Literary4.01849http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Thousand_Splendid_Suns.html?hl=&id=VObyWbiV38oCA Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled HosseiniAfter 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival. A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.
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NYT Bestseller2009-06-07493bKJ-DZZpWICLee ChildGone Tomorrow044033855797804403385502009-05-19432Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / Thrillers4.036http://books.google.com/books/about/Gone_Tomorrow.html?hl=&id=3bKJ-DZZpWICGone Tomorrow Lee Child#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "High-powered, intricately wrought suspense."-Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Hold on tight. . . . This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages. . . . May be [Lee Child's] best."-USA Today New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn't. And if you think Reacher isn't going to get involved . . . then you don't know Jack. Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan-by dozens of people with one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.
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NYT Bestseller2006-07-09291sTQrfuP7_UUCJanet EvanovichTwelve Sharp73932643097807393264356/20/2006432Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths;Fiction / General434http://books.google.com/books/about/Twelve_Sharp.html?hl=&id=sTQrfuP7_UUCTwelve Sharp Janet EvanovichIn the twelfth in the Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, series--Plum is tracking a killer who has kidnapped the daughter of her mentor and sometimes lover, Ranger. Lorelei King once again displays her impeccable versatility as she portrays a dozen characters, not only sexy, savvy 30-year-old Plum, but also Plum's two loves--mysterious Ranger and tough Vice cop Joe Morelli--as well as the terrified kidnapped child. Even though the book has a tense, dark plot, King shines in its comic moments, which feature Plum's sassy, unpredictable partner, Lula, as well as her swinger Grandma, impatient mother, and grumpy father.
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NYT Bestseller2007-06-10311VObyWbiV38oCKhaled HosseiniA Thousand Splendid Suns1101010908978110101090711/25/2008432Fiction / Literary41849http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Thousand_Splendid_Suns.html?hl=&id=VObyWbiV38oCA Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled HosseiniAfter 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival. A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.
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NYT Bestseller2010-11-2852uVr4HChPENYCDavid BaldacciHell's Corner044658425897804465842582010-11-09448Fiction / Thrillers4.056http://books.google.com/books/about/Hell_s_Corner.html?hl=&id=uVr4HChPENYCHell's Corner David BaldacciOliver Stone and the Camel Club return in #1 bestselling author David Baldacci's most stunning adventure yet. An attack on the heart of power . . . In sight of the White House . . . At a place known as . . . HELL'S CORNER John Carr, aka Oliver Stone-once the most skilled assassin his country ever had-stands in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, perhaps for the last time. The president has personally requested that Stone serve his country again on a high-risk, covert mission. Though he's fought for decades to leave his past career behind, Stone has no choice but to say yes. Then Stone's mission changes drastically before it even begins. It's the night of a state dinner honoring the British prime minister. As he watches the prime minister's motorcade leave the White House that evening, a bomb is detonated in Lafayette Park, an apparent terrorist attack against both leaders. It's in the chaotic aftermath that Stone takes on a new, more urgent assignment: find those responsible for the bombing. British MI-6 agent Mary Chapman becomes Stone's partner in the search for the unknown attackers. But their opponents are elusive, capable, and increasingly lethal; worst of all, it seems that the park bombing may just have been the opening salvo in their plan. With nowhere else to turn, Stone enlists the help of the only people he knows he can trust: the Camel Club. Yet that may be a big mistake. In the shadowy worlds of politics and intelligence, there is no one you can really trust. Nothing is really what it seems to be. And Hell's Corner truly lives up to its name. This may be Oliver Stone's and the Camel Club's last stand.
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NYT Bestseller2009-07-2613KOJ6JcKqIbQCNora RobertsBlack Hills110108220897811010822012009-07-07464Fiction / Romance / Suspense4.031http://books.google.com/books/about/Black_Hills.html?hl=&id=KOJ6JcKqIbQCBlack Hills Nora RobertsThe #1 New York Times betseller #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts takes readers deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures into an adult passion.
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NYT Bestseller2010-04-1117NpHmCupwB5cCHarlan CobenCaught110118605497811011860532010-03-23464Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / Thrillers4.038http://books.google.com/books/about/Caught.html?hl=&id=NpHmCupwB5cCCaught Harlan CobenReporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally-televised sting operations. But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, and is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her. Watch a Video
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Amazon Book Club Reco18NpHmCupwB5cCHarlan CobenCaught110118605497811011860532010-03-23464Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / Thrillers4.038http://books.google.com/books/about/Caught.html?hl=&id=NpHmCupwB5cCCaught Harlan CobenReporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally-televised sting operations. But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, and is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her. Watch a Video
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NYT Bestseller2008-09-2126lb7xutmvLs4CChristine FeehanDark Curse144063087997814406308732008-09-02464Fiction / Romance / Paranormal4.037http://books.google.com/books/about/Dark_Curse.html?hl=&id=lb7xutmvLs4CDark Curse Christine FeehanBorn into evil and ice, Dragonseeker Lara Calladine longs to find the source of her nightmares. The only man who can help her is Nicolas De La Cruz who, for centuries, has longed to feel the sensual love of a woman without a hunger for blood. He's found the perfect mate in Lara. But their mysterious pasts share a secret that could destroy them both.
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NYT Bestseller2001-03-25190awyjPwAACAAJJames Patterson1st to Die754016315978075401631111/1/2013464Fiction / General;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths;Fiction / Crime4450http://books.google.com/books/about/1st_to_Die.html?hl=&id=awyjPwAACAAJ1st to Die James PattersonImagine a killer who thinks, "What is the worst thing anyone has ever done?"--and then goes far beyond it. Now imagine four women --a police detective, an assistant DA, a reporter, and a medical examiner --who join forces as they sidestep their bosses to track down criminals. Known as the Women's Murder Club, they are pursuing a murderer whose twisted imagination has stunned an entire city. Their chief suspect is a socially prominent writer, but the men in charge won't touch him. On the trail of the most terrifying and unexpected killer ever, they discover a shocking surprise that turns everything about the case upside down.
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NYT Bestseller2001-11-182062vOWHX-MheUCTim LaHaye;Jerry B. JenkinsDesecration141434128897814143412863/16/2011468Fiction / Religious;Fiction / Christian / Futuristic469http://books.google.com/books/about/Desecration.html?hl=&id=2vOWHX-MheUCDesecration Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. JenkinsThe scattered Tribulation Force is drawn toward the Middle East, as are all the armies of the world, when human history culminates in the battle of the ages. During the last year of the Great Tribulation, safe houses are no longer safe and the world has become a powder keg of danger. Except for those already in Petra, everyone has been forced to relocate as the Antichrist ratchets up the pressure in the world's most treacherous game. As the Trib Force waits for the coming of Christ, Chloe Williams is drawn out of the safe house to investigate something suspicious. Buck and Tsion travel to Jerusalem while Nicolae Carpathia orders an attack on the city, and Rayford becomes seriously injured outside Petra. Who will survive Armageddon? A repackage of the eleventh book in the New York Times best-selling Left Behind series.
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NYT Bestseller2010-07-25147XlxEL2OAq1MCNora RobertsThe Search110118870797811011887052010-07-06480Fiction / Romance / General4.055http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Search.html?hl=&id=XlxEL2OAq1MCThe Search Nora RobertsThe #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a riveting novel of a canine Search and Rescue volunteer who fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness. To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life-a quaint house on an island off Seattle's coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare. Several years ago, Fiona was the only survivor of the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona's cop fiance and his K-9 partner. On Orcas Island, Fiona has found the peace and solitude necessary to rebuild her life. But all that changes on the day Simon Doyle barrels up her drive, desperate for her help. He's an intensely private wood artist and the reluctant owner of an out-of-control puppy named Jaws. As Fiona embarks on training Jaws, and Simon begins to appreciate both dog and trainer, the past tears back into Fiona's life. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a man whose bloodlust has been channeled by a master with one motive: to reclaim the woman who slipped out of his hands . . .
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NYT Bestseller2001-02-04188xHOG4rSqsLACTerry McMillanA Day Late and a Dollar Short110120938097811012093871/1/2002480Fiction / Sagas422http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Day_Late_and_a_Dollar_Short.html?hl=&id=xHOG4rSqsLACA Day Late and a Dollar Short Terry McMillanLas Vegas, 1994. The Prices are introduced by Viola, the family's outspoken matriarch: Her husband, Cecil, has shut the door behind him for the last time; and their four adult kids, scattered across the country, seem determined to send her to her grave, or at least to the hospital with worrying. Paris is divorced, mother to a nearly seventeen-year-old son and the one who always comes to everybody's rescue-although she doesn't have a clue as to how to save herself. Lewis is the scapegoat, and his troubles keep landing him in jail, which only seems to confirm what his family thinks he is. Out in Chicago, Charlotte knows she's gotten the short end of the stick for years, has "nothing in common except blood" with her parents and siblings and would just as soon divorce them all. Janelle, the baby of the family, is not only on the defensive about the course of her own life but she's facing a new crisis, a fast-brewing storm with her teenage daughter that threatens more than she's willing to admit. And don't even ask Viola about Cecil: "He's a bad habit I've had for thirty-eight years which would make him my husband." But Cecil has some ideas for taking his hardworking life into his own hands, regardless of what his wife and kids think about it. With her hallmark exuberance and a cast of characters so sassy, resilient, and full of life that they breathe, dream, and shout right off the page, Terry McMillan has given us a tour-de-force novel of family, healing and redemption. A Day Late and a Dollar Short takes us deep into the hearts, minds, and souls of America-and gives us six more friends we never want to leave.
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NYT Bestseller2009-09-2027SOJtFIjyBWMCChristine FeehanDark Slayer110113610397811011361022009-09-01496Fiction / Romance / Paranormal4.048http://books.google.com/books/about/Dark_Slayer.html?hl=&id=SOJtFIjyBWMCDark Slayer Christine FeehanIvory Malinov has lived centuries without love. Then she picks up the scent of a man. Her salvation. Her lifemate. The curse of all Carpathian women. He is Razvan, a dragonseeker. In spirit, in flesh and in blood, in love and in war, Ivory and Razvan are made for each other. For as long as they dare to live.
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NYT Bestseller2002-04-212146RatAkfPJnECNora RobertsThree Fates110114387897811011438723/25/2003496Fiction / Romance / General428http://books.google.com/books/about/Three_Fates.html?hl=&id=6RatAkfPJnECThree Fates Nora RobertsIt's fate--another instant #1 New York Times bestseller. There's "a treasure hunt, romance, [and] danger" (Charleston Post and Courier) in this unforgettable tale of luck and love in which friendships and fortunes depend on a simple twist of fate.
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NYT Bestseller2005-04-24262NkxrAB5eMzACMary Higgins ClarkNo Place Like Home141657955997814165795573/25/2008496Fiction / Psychological;Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / General446http://books.google.com/books/about/No_Place_Like_Home.html?hl=&id=NkxrAB5eMzACNo Place Like Home Mary Higgins ClarkIn a riveting new thriller from America's Queen of Suspense, a young woman is ensnared into returning to a place she had wanted to leave behind forever -- her childhood home. There, at the age of ten, Liza Barton had shot her mother, trying desperately to protect her from her estranged step-father, Ted Cartwright. Despite his claim that the shooting was a deliberate act, the Juvenile Court ruled the death an accident. Many people, however, agreed with Cartwright, and the tabloids compared her to the infamous murderess Lizzie Borden, pointing even to the similarity of their names. To erase Liza's past, her adoptive parents change her name to Celia. At age twenty-eight, a successful interior designer in Manhattan, she marries a childless sixty-year-old widower, Laurence Foster, and they have a son. Before their marriage, she reveals to him her true identity. Two years later, on his deathbed, he makes her swear never to tell anyone so that their son, Jack, will not carry the stigma of her past. Two years later, Celia is happily remarried. Her peace of mind is shattered when her new husband, Alex Nolan, surprises her with a gift -- the house in Mendham, New Jersey, where she killed her mother. On the day they move in, they find the words little lizzie's place -- beware painted on the lawn, splotches of red paint all over the house, and a skull and crossbones carved into the door. More and more, there are signs that someone in the community knows Celia's true identity. When Georgette Grove, the real estate agent who sold the house to Alex, is brutally murdered and Celia is the first on the crime scene, she becomes a suspect. As Celia fights to prove her innocence, she is not aware that she and her son, Jack, are now the targets of a killer.
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NYT Bestseller2009-08-16115UvK1Slvkz3MCStieg LarssonThe Girl Who Played with Fire030727230397803072723002009-07-28512Fiction / General;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Thrillers4.0255http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Girl_Who_Played_with_Fire.html?hl=&id=UvK1Slvkz3MCThe Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg LarssonPart blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing expose on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel. Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander's innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past. From the Paperback edition.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco148ggvVsFqeCqYCCarlos Ruiz ZafonThe Shadow of the Wind110114706797811011470612005-01-25512Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Suspense4.01342http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Shadow_of_the_Wind.html?hl=&id=ggvVsFqeCqYCThe Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz ZafónGabriel Garcia Marquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show. --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax's books in existence. Soon Daniel's seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. " Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should." --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King
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NYT Bestseller2008-10-19133s2zE6Yn50W8CNicholas SparksThe Lucky One044650536697804465053692008-09-30544Fiction / Romance / Suspense;Fiction / Romance / General;Fiction / General4.080http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Lucky_One.html?hl=&id=s2zE6Yn50W8CThe Lucky One Nicholas SparksIn his 14th book, bestselling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life. Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.
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NYT Bestseller2010-08-08142V9UkDlzc1iwCDaniel SilvaThe Rembrandt Affair110118878297811011887812010-07-20544Fiction / Thrillers4.037http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Rembrandt_Affair.html?hl=&id=V9UkDlzc1iwCThe Rembrandt Affair Daniel SilvaWhen an art restorer is murdered and a portrait by Rembrandt is stolen, Gabriel Allon is pulled into a race across the globe against a group of powerful men who will do anything to keep the truth about the painting hidden...
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NYT Bestseller2010-06-13114AZ5J6B1-4BoCStieg LarssonThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest030759367397803075936722010-05-25576Fiction / General;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Thrillers4.0268http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Girl_Who_Kicked_the_Hornet_s_Nest.html?hl=&id=AZ5J6B1-4BoCThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Stieg LarssonThe stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson's internationally best-selling trilogy Lisbeth Salander-the heart of Larsson's two previous novels-lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge-against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back. From the Hardcover edition.
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NYT Bestseller2004-12-12258gaTQIDPgYsQCNelson DeMilleNight Fall74810946397807481094639/4/2008608Fiction / Suspense432http://books.google.com/books/about/Night_Fall.html?hl=&id=gaTQIDPgYsQCNight Fall Nelson DeMilleFive years after the horrific crash of TWA Flight 800 over Long Island which killed 230 people, John Corey is inadvertently caught up in the now-closed case by his FBI lawyer wife, Kate, who believes the government's findings of mechanical failure is wrong. The FBI don't take kindly to the case being looked into again and, as John Corey's instincts and investigations clearly show anomalies, he and Kate are sent off to the Yemen and Tanzania for a month or so each as punishment. On his return, John is not put off - he has ten days' leave. Ten days in which to avoid the FBI and to find that elusive video tape taken by two adulterous lovers on the beach which may - or may not - show a sea-to-air missile racing up to hit the TWA Flight 800... An exciting, edge-of-the-seat thriller - Nelson DeMille's best to date. www.nelsondemille.net
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NYT Bestseller2008-02-1034EzJFPz4qVOoCStephen KingDuma Key141655251097814165525122008-01-22611Fiction / General;Fiction / Horror;Fiction / Occult & Supernatural4.0101http://books.google.com/books/about/Duma_Key.html?hl=&id=EzJFPz4qVOoCDuma Key Stephen KingNo more than a dark pencil line on a blank page. A horizon line, maybe. But also a slot for blackness to pour through... A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, suggests a "geographic cure," a new life distant from the Twin Cities and the building business Edgar grew from scratch. And Kamen suggests something else. ""Edgar, does anything make you happy?" "I used to sketch." "Take it up again. You need hedges...hedges against the night."" Edgar leaves Minnesota for a rented house on Duma Key, a stunningly beautiful, eerily undeveloped splinter of the Florida coast. The sun setting into the Gulf of Mexico and the tidal rattling of shells on the beach call out to him, and Edgar draws. A visit from Ilse, the daughter he dotes on, starts his movement out of solitude. He meets a kindred spirit in Wireman, a man reluctant to reveal his own wounds, and then Elizabeth Eastlake, a sick old woman whose roots are tangled deep in Duma Key. Now Edgar paints, sometimes feverishly, his exploding talent both a wonder and a weapon. Many of his paintings have a power that cannot be controlled. When Elizabeth's past unfolds and the ghosts of her childhood begin to appear, the damage of which they are capable is truly devastating. The tenacity of love, the perils of creativity, the mysteries of memory and the nature of the supernatural -- Stephen King gives us a novel as fascinating as it is gripping and terrifying.
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NYT Bestseller2007-03-25306yxW-zH4hZxcCJodi PicoultNineteen Minutes147672971997814767297181/22/2013656Fiction / Literary;Fiction / Legal;Fiction / Psychological;Fiction / General;Fiction / Romance / General4426http://books.google.com/books/about/Nineteen_Minutes.html?hl=&id=yxW-zH4hZxcCNineteen Minutes Jodi PicoultThe bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and The Tenth Circle, Jodi Picoult pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy. Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens-until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes-or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show- destroying the closest of friendships and families.
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NYT Bestseller2005-10-23275ekJA6MZoH40CMichael ConnellyThe Lincoln Lawyer759514712978075951471310/1/2005708Fiction / Thrillers435http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Lincoln_Lawyer.html?hl=&id=ekJA6MZoH40CThe Lincoln Lawyer Michael ConnellyThis #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is a stunning display of novelistic mastery - as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has called "today's Dostoevsky of crime literature." Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers - they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it's about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it's even about justice. A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney's dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal - this time to save his own life.
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NYT Bestseller2008-08-2460VB4njZ3mD0CSherrilyn KenyonAcheron142992621X97814299262182008-08-05736Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal;Fiction / Romance / Paranormal4.0176http://books.google.com/books/about/Acheron.html?hl=&id=0VB4njZ3mD0CAcheron Sherrilyn KenyonThe most anticipated story in the blockbuster Dark-Hunter series. The never-before-revealed story of the Dark-Hunter leader, Acheron. He was made human in order to escape death, but in death he was reborn a god. . . Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind. Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he'll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence. Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both. War has never been more deadly... or more fun.
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NYT Bestseller2010-11-21158muXgq4C2UtoCRobert Jordan;Brandon SandersonTowers of Midnight142996063997814299606322011-01-31864Fiction / Fantasy / Epic4.01252http://books.google.com/books/about/Towers_of_Midnight.html?hl=&id=muXgq4C2UtoCTowers of Midnight Robert Jordan and Brandon SandersonThe Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One's prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel'aran'rhiod and find a way--at long last--to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever. Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways--the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn--have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men's lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost. This penultimate novel of Robert Jordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series--the second of three based on materials he left behind when he died in 2007--brings dramatic and compelling developments to many threads in the Pattern. The end draws near. Dovie'andi se tovya sagain. It's time to toss the dice. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
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NYT Bestseller2010-10-1738HVnt6sAmae0CKen FollettFall of Giants110154355897811015435592011-08-30960Fiction / Historical4.054http://books.google.com/books/about/Fall_of_Giants.html?hl=&id=HVnt6sAmae0CFall of Giants Ken FollettKen Follett's magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man's world in the mining pits....An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House.... A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy....And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families-and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again....
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NYT Bestseller2008-09-289CgeHW-geducCNeal StephensonAnathem006147410X97800614741012009-08-251,008Fiction / General4.073http://books.google.com/books/about/Anathem.html?hl=&id=CgeHW-geducCAnathem Neal StephensonFor ten years Fraa Erasmas, a young avout, has lived in a cloistered sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world. But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change-and Erasmas will become a major player in a drama that will determine the future of his world, as he follows his destiny to the most inhospitable corners of the planet . . . and beyond. Anathem is the latest miraculous invention by the New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle-a work of astonishing scope, intelligence, and imagination.
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NYT Bestseller2007-10-283168H9Q-rYVRrwCKen FollettWorld Without End525950079978052595007310/9/20071014Fiction / Historical;Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / Romance / General4146http://books.google.com/books/about/World_Without_End.html?hl=&id=8H9Q-rYVRrwCWorld Without End Ken FollettKen Follett has 90 million readers worldwide. The Pillars of the Earth is his bestselling book of all time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett has written the most-anticipated sequel of the year-World Without End. View our Ken Follett feature page. In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed-"it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you" (Chicago Tribune)-and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel. World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas- about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race-the Black Death. Three years in the writing, and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, World Without End breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.
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NYT Bestseller2009-11-291650g1PdX4pdFkCStephen KingUnder the Dome143914850397814391485012009-11-101,074Fiction / General;Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / Horror;Fiction / Psychological4.0158http://books.google.com/books/about/Under_the_Dome.html?hl=&id=0g1PdX4pdFkCUnder the Dome Stephen KingOn an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when -- or if -- it will go away. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's running out.
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NYT Bestseller2005-10-16274N0Oh9YuuI9oCDiana GabaldonA Breath of Snow and Ashes385674694978038567469012/17/20101147Fiction / Historical469http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Breath_of_Snow_and_Ashes.html?hl=&id=N0Oh9YuuI9oCA Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana GabaldonEagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon's New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over - and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest. With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence - with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future. From the Hardcover edition.
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Good Reads Book Club Reco105W_O5wKqohjwCMark HaddonThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time140817336097814081733672012-08-23112Drama / General3.5894http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Curious_Incident_of_the_Dog_in_the_N.html?hl=&id=W_O5wKqohjwCThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark HaddonMy name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down. Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale.
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NYT Bestseller2006-11-19300vJ4L75X8OUwCNicholas SparksDear John759568995978075956899010/30/2006120Fiction / General3.5914http://books.google.com/books/about/Dear_John.html?hl=&id=vJ4L75X8OUwCDear John Nicholas SparksAn angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life.
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NYT Bestseller2010-04-2521bjqPZwEACAAJJim Butcher;Mark Powers;Chase ConleyFool Moon160690210597816069021032011-11-01128Comics & Graphic Novels / General;Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery;Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy;Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Crime & Mystery;Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Fantasy3.57http://books.google.com/books/about/Fool_Moon.html?hl=&id=bjqPZwEACAAJChanges Jim ButcherHarry Dresden`s life is a mess. His top client (and close friend), Lt. Karrin Murphy, no longer trusts him. Chicago`s underworld and the cops alike think he''s mobster Johnny Marcone''s supernatural enforcer. And the enigmatic White Council continues to view him with suspicion. If all that weren''t enough, a pack of werewolves have unleashed a wave of terror on the Windy City. But as is always the case when it comes to the creatures of the Nevernever, there''s far more going on than meets the eye. Before it''s all over, Harry will find himself caught between friends, enemies, and arcane forces bent on his destruction. Is it any wonder he can''t find a date? Expanding on Book Two of Jim Butcher''s New York Times bestselling saga, and featuring writer Mark Powers and artist Chase Conley, Fool Moon collects the first half of the 8-issue series in one volume.
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NYT Bestseller2001-12-09207wFVpT3msHPQCJohn GrishamSkipping Christmas30757607897803075760713/16/2010133Fiction / Humorous3.544http://books.google.com/books/about/Skipping_Christmas.html?hl=&id=wFVpT3msHPQCSkipping Christmas John GrishamLuther and Nora Krank are fed up with the chaos of Christmas. The endless shopping lists, the frenzied dashes through the mall, the hassle of decorating the tree... where has all the joy gone? This year, celebrating seems like too much effort. With their only child off in Peru, they decide that just this once, they'll skip the holidays. They spend their Christmas budget on a Caribbean cruise set to sail on December 25, and happily settle in for a restful holiday season free of rooftop snowmen and festive parties. But the Kranks soon learn that their vacation from Christmas isn't much of a vacation at all, and that skipping the holidays has consequences they didn't bargain for... A modern Christmas classic, Skipping Christmas is a charming and hilarious look at the mayhem and madness that have become ingrained in our holiday tradition.
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NYT Bestseller2004-07-18250tCv4NqIvrRYCJames PattersonSam's Letters to Jennifer75951116097807595111636/28/2004150Fiction / General3.530http://books.google.com/books/about/Sam_s_Letters_to_Jennifer.html?hl=&id=tCv4NqIvrRYCSam's Letters to Jennifer James PattersonHave you ever gotten a letter that changed your life completely? Sam's Letters to Jennifer is a novel about that kind of drama. In it, a woman is summoned back to the town where she grew up. And in the house where she spent her most magical years she finds a series of letters addressed to her. Each of those letters is a piece of a story that will upend completely the world she thought she knew - and throw her into a love more powerful than she ever imagined could be possible. Two extraordinary love stories are entwined here, full of hope and pain and emotions that never die down.
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NYT Bestseller2009-09-137VYMshHfserwCJames Patterson;Richard DiLalloAlex Cross's TRIAL031607262197803160726252009-08-24173Fiction / Historical;Fiction / Thrillers3.5771http://books.google.com/books/about/Alex_Cross_s_TRIAL.html?hl=&id=VYMshHfserwCAlex Cross's Trial James Patterson and Richard DiLalloSeparated by time From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written--a novel called Trial. Connected by blood As a lawyer in turn-of-the-century Washington D.C., Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse. United by bravery When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful granddaughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town's black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror--but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart. Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.
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NYT Bestseller2001-07-08196MDMhxk0hSsoCJanet EvanovichSeven Up755388399978075538839410/27/2011192Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths3.592http://books.google.com/books/about/Seven_Up.html?hl=&id=MDMhxk0hSsoCSeven Up Janet EvanovichBounty hunter Stephanie Plum thinks she's going after an easy FTA: a senior citizen charged with smuggling contraband cigarettes. But when she and Lula show up at his house, they get more than they bargained for - a corpse in the woodshed and an old man on the lam. Stephanie's mind is on other matters, however, because she has two proposals to consider: vice cop Joe Morelli is proposing marriage, and fellow bounty hunter Ranger is proposing a single perfect night...
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NYT Bestseller2004-07-11249AERcveXYGV8CJanet EvanovichTen Big Ones755388461978075538846210/13/2011196Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General;Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths3.5871http://books.google.com/books/about/Ten_Big_Ones.html?hl=&id=AERcveXYGV8CTen Big Ones Janet EvanovichStephanie Plum and her partner, Lula, are clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time. A robbery leads to an explosion, which leads to the destruction of yet another car. It would be just another day in the life of Stephanie Plum...except that she becomes the target of a gang. And the target of an even scarier, more dangerous force that comes to Trenton. With super bounty hunter Ranger acting more mysteriously than ever (and the tension with vice cop Joe Morelli getting hotter), Stephanie is racing against the clock...
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NYT Bestseller2010-02-21171KyYHVPJfJsECJames Patterson;Michael LedwidgeWorst Case031612702797803161270282010-04-02203Fiction / Suspense;Fiction / Thrillers3.558http://books.google.com/books/about/Worst_Case.html?hl=&id=KyYHVPJfJsECWorst Case James Patterson and Michael LedwidgeBest case: survival The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam, wrong answers are fatal. Worst case: death Detective Michael Bennett leads the investigation. With ten kids of his own, he can't begin to understand what could lead someone to target anyone's children. As another student disappears, one powerful family after another uses their leverage and connections to turn the heat up on the mayor, the press--anyone who will listen--to stop this killer. Their reach extends all the way to the FBI, who send their top Abduction Specialist, Agent Emily Parker. Bennett's life--and love life--suddenly get even more complicated. This case: Detective Michael Bennett is on it Before Bennett has a chance to protest the FBI's intrusion on his case, the mastermind changes his routine. His plan leads up to the most devastating demonstration yet--one that could bring cataclysmic devastation to every inch of New York. From the shocking first page to the last exhilarating scene, Worst Case is a non-stop thriller from "America's #1 storyteller" (Forbes). The eBook Special Edition includes: A profile of Michael Bennett A list of the Michael Bennett series with descriptions of all the cases Addresses of the locations of the main scenes in the book
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Good Reads Book Club Reco97FEL8DlqjYEkCPaulo CoelhoThe Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition006174124897800617412412009-10-13208Fiction / Literary;Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth;Body, Mind & Spirit / Spirituality / General3.54503http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Alchemist_10th_Anniversary_Edition.html?hl=&id=FEL8DlqjYEkCThe Alchemist Paulo CoelhoMy heart is afraid that it will have to suffer, the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come. The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.
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