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Exhalation: Stories
by Ted Chiang

Language

English

Pages

362

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>ONE OF THE聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR<br />A NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br /><b><br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Exhalation</i> by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.鈥?鈥擝arack Obama<br /><br />From the acclaimed author of聽<i>Stories of Your Life and Others鈥?lt;/i>the basis for the Academy Award 鈥搉ominated film聽<i>Arrival</i>:聽a groundbreaking new collection of short fiction.</b><br /><br />"THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD."<br /></b><br />In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity鈥檚 oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.<br /><br /> In 鈥淭he Merchant and the Alchemist鈥檚 Gate,鈥?a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In 鈥淓xhalation,鈥?an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In 鈥淎nxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,鈥?the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will.<br /><br /> Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work,聽<i>Exhalation</i>聽is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic鈥攔evelatory.
In the Heart of the Fire (Nameless Book 1)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

62

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>A bloodthirsty sheriff is terrorizing a small Texas town where justice has been buried with his victims. Until Nameless arrives鈥攁 vigilante whose past is a mystery and whose future is written in blood.</p><p>Anyone who crosses Sheriff Russell Soakes is dead, missing, or warned. One of them is a single mother trying to protect her children but bracing herself for the worst. Nameless fears the outcome. He鈥檚 seen it in his visions. Now it鈥檚 time to teach the depraved Soakes a lesson in fear. But in turning predators into prey, will Nameless unearth a few secrets of his own?</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> In the Heart of the Fire<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction
by Diana Gabaldon

Language

English

Pages

545

Publication Date

June 27, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙燗 magnificent collection of Outlander short fiction鈥攊ncluding two never-before-published novellas鈥攆eaturing Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more, from Diana Gabaldon</b><br /><br />Among the seven spellbinding pieces there is 鈥淭he Custom of the Army,鈥?which begins聽with Lord John Grey being shocked by an electric eel and ends at the Battle of Quebec.聽Then comes 鈥淭he Space Between,鈥?where it is revealed that the Comte St. Germain is not dead, Master Raymond appears, and a widowed young wine dealer escorts a would-be novice to a convent in Paris. In 鈥淎 Plague of Zombies,鈥?Lord John unexpectedly becomes military governor of Jamaica when the original governor is gnawed by what probably wasn鈥檛 a giant rat. 鈥淎 Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows鈥?is the moving story of Roger MacKenzie鈥檚 parents during World War II. In 鈥淰irgins,鈥?Jamie Fraser, aged nineteen, and Ian Murray, aged twenty, become mercenaries in France, no matter that neither has yet bedded a lass or killed a man. But they鈥檙e trying. . . . 鈥淎 Fugitive Green鈥?is the story of Lord John鈥檚 elder brother, Hal, and a seventeen-year-old rare book dealer with a sideline in theft, forgery, and blackmail. And finally, in 鈥淏esieged,鈥?Lord John learns that his mother is in Havana鈥攁nd that the British Navy is on their way to lay siege to the city.<br /><br /> Filling in mesmerizing chapters in the lives of characters readers have followed over the course of thousands of pages, Gabaldon鈥檚 genius is on full display throughout this must-have collection.<br /><br /><b>鈥淕abaldon is in fine form . . . weaving together characters鈥?lives, connecting plot points, and showing tantalizing glimpses of the larger Outlander world, of which this reader can never get enough.鈥濃€?lt;i>Historical Novels Review</i></b>
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edit...
by John Steinbeck

Language

English

Pages

624

Publication Date

July 08, 2009

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<b>A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels</b><br /><br />Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience.<br /><br />For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Photographing the Dead (Nameless Book 2)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

58

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>A self-styled artist is getting away with murder in Death Valley. If all goes well, so will Nameless. In part two of the <i>Nameless</i> series, the relentless avenger is haunted by nightmares of the past and visions of what鈥檚 to come.</p><p>Palmer Oxenwald鈥檚 hunting ground is the Mojave wasteland. His victims are random tourists and hikers. His trophies are cherished photographs of the damage he鈥檚 done. His greatest threat is Nameless. Two men with one thing in common: memories of the dead. For a psychopath like Palmer, they鈥檙e a clear rush in black and white. For Nameless, they鈥檙e visions of violence buried and erased. But for how long?</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> Photographing the Dead<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
The Praying Mantis Bride (Nameless Book 3)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

61

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>A deadly black widow has eliminated three husbands and counting. But Nameless knows her one weakness. To bring truth and its consequences to her crimes, the vigilante must spin a web of his own in part three of the <i>Nameless</i> series.</p><p>Lucia鈥攃urrent last name, Rickenbah鈥攈as made a fortune by marrying rich men who tend to drop dead. But the superstitious blonde believes in more than money and murder. Nameless鈥檚 job is to scare a confession out of Lucia, and as the psychological warfare escalates, even he may be in for a shock.</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> The Praying Mantis Bride<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
Red Rain (Nameless Book 4)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

50

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>In a town where the corrupt are protected, a bereaved mother seeks retribution for an arsonist鈥檚 deadly crimes. Only Nameless can help ease the burden of her grief鈥攁nd satisfy her rage鈥攊n part four of this thrilling series.</p><p>After a suspicious house fire, Regina Belmont lost her two children, was left disfigured, and was abandoned by her gutless husband. Brokenhearted and bullied into silence by corrupt officials, Regina鈥檚 only recourse for truth and justice is Nameless. There鈥檚 something about this case that鈥檚 breaking Nameless鈥檚 heart as well. But can he bear to remember why?</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> Red Rain<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless Book 5)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

61

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>A series of suspicious deaths in a retirement home draws Nameless into the confidence of a terrified former resident鈥攁nd into the dark heart of a shocking conspiracy. In part five of the <i>Nameless</i> series, it鈥檚 time to hunt.</p><p>Oakshore Park is Michigan鈥檚 most exclusive assisted-living community. Presided over by two killer angels of mercy, it鈥檚 also <i>the</i> go-to facility in assisted dying. For a cut, they make impatient heirs happy. Nameless must concoct a scheme just as cunning. But righteous retribution stirs disquiet in the avenger as light starts to shine on the black hole of his past. Should he welcome it or keep running?</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> The Mercy of Snakes<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
Memories of Tomorrow (Nameless Book 6)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

55

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>What strange science made Nameless who he is? What catastrophes have been erased from his memories? In the stunning conclusion of this series, the dark past comes flooding back, and Nameless must decide how much he really wants to know.</p><p>In Indiana, a murderous psycho has kidnapped his own six-year-old stepson, Jamie, and secreted him away in a subterranean cave. It鈥檚 become their bunker. For Nameless, the case is breaking down his defenses, and it may force him to face his memories.</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> Memories of Tomorrow<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
Blessings: A Novel
by Anna Quindlen

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 17, 2002

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This powerful new novel by the bestselling author of <b>Black and Blue</b>, <b>One True Thing</b>, <b>Object Lessons</b>, and <b>A Short Guide to a Happy Life</b> begins when a teenage couple drives up, late at night, headlights out, to Blessings, the estate owned by Lydia Blessing. They leave a box and drive away, and in this instant, the world of Blessings is changed forever. Richly written, deeply moving, beautifully crafted, Blessings tells the story of Skip Cuddy, caretaker of the estate, who finds a baby asleep in that box and decides he wants to keep her, and of matriarch Lydia Blessing, who, for her own reasons, decides to help him. The secrets of the past, how they affect the decisions and lives of people in the present; what makes a person, a life, legitimate or illegitimate, and who decides; the unique resources people find in themselves and in a community鈥攖hese are at the center of this wonderful novel of love, redemption, and personal change by the writer about whom <i>The Washington Post Book World</i> said, 鈥淨uindlen knows that all the things we ever will be can be found in some forgotten fragment of family.鈥?/div>

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