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Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum Book 26)
by Janet Evanovich

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>This isn't just another case. This is family.</b><br /><br /><b>How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller from Janet Evanovich.</b><br /><br />Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again - this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, "I do."聽 聽聽<br /><br />A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her.
The Deserter: A Novel (Scott Brodie Series)
by , Alex DeMille

Language

English

Pages

540

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>*<i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER*</b><br /> <br /><b>An 鈥渙utstanding鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review) blistering thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his enigmatic female partner, and their hunt for the Army鈥檚 most notorious鈥攁nd dangerous鈥攄eserter from #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille. </b><br /><br />When Captain Kyle Mercer of the Army鈥檚 elite Delta Force disappeared from his post in Afghanistan, a video released by his Taliban captors made international headlines. But circumstances were murky: Did Mercer desert before he was captured? Then a second video sent to Mercer鈥檚 Army commanders leaves no doubt: the trained assassin and keeper of classified Army intelligence has willfully disappeared.<br /> <br />When Mercer is spotted a year later in Caracas, Venezuela, by an old Army buddy, top military brass task Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor of the Criminal Investigation Division to fly to Venezuela and bring Mercer back to America鈥攑referably alive. Brodie knows this is a difficult mission, made more difficult by his new partner鈥檚 inexperience, by their undeniable chemistry, and by Brodie鈥檚 suspicion that Maggie Taylor is reporting to the CIA.<br /> <br />With ripped-from-the-headlines appeal, an exotic and dangerous locale, and the hairpin twists and inimitable humor that are signature DeMille, <i>The Deserter </i>is the first in a timely and thrilling new series from an unbeatable team of True Masters: the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller Nelson DeMille and his son, award-winning screenwriter Alex DeMille.
Toward the Midnight Sun
by Eoin Dempsey

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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<p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>White Rose, Black Forest</i> comes a page-turning epic of adventure, suspense, and romance set against the rich and ruthless backdrop of the Klondike gold rush.</b></p><p>Seattle, 1897. Anna Denton is not like the other prospectors traveling to the Yukon on the promise of riches. It鈥檚 duty鈥攏ot profit鈥攖hat calls her into the wild unknown. With her family nearing financial ruin, Anna has agreed to marry Henry Bradwell, the wealthy King of the Klondike.</p><p>She meets Will and Silas, childhood friends, on the steamer north. After the ship docks in a lawless Alaska town, Anna鈥檚 chaperones run afoul of local criminals, leaving her stranded. Will and Silas agree to escort her the hundreds of treacherous miles to Dawson City鈥攖he gateway to the goldfields鈥攁nd her betrothed, a man she doesn鈥檛 know.</p><p>Upon their arrival, Bradwell warmly welcomes them all. But as a brutal winter sets in, relations sour, and Anna is caught between the promise her family made to the power-hungry Bradwell and her feelings for Will. Anna and her companions soon find themselves in a deadly game where few can be trusted and where the greatest danger in the frozen wilderness of the Klondike is man himself.</p>
An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Tayari Jones

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> AND <i>WASHINGTON POST</i> NOTABLE BOOK<br /><br /> A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF <i>NPR</i>聽 *<i> TIME</i>聽 * <i>BUSTLE</i>聽 * <i>O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE</i>聽 * <i>THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS</i>聽 * AMAZON.COM<br /><br /> OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION<br /><br /> LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淎 moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.鈥?鈥擝arack Obama<br /><br /> 鈥淗aunting . . . Beautifully written.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淏rilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.鈥?鈥?lt;i>USA Today</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.鈥?鈥?lt;i>People</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淐ompelling.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淓pic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Elle</i></b><br /><br /> Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn鈥檛 commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy鈥檚 time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy鈥檚 conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.<br /> 聽<br /> This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. <i>An American Marriage</i> is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward鈥攚ith hope and pain鈥攊nto the future.
Nine Perfect Strangers
by Liane Moriarty

Language

English

Pages

463

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER </b></p><p><b>鈥淚f three characters were good in <i>Big Little Lies</i>, nine are even better in <i>Nine Perfect Strangers</i>.鈥?鈥擫isa Scottoline, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b></p><p><b>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Big Little Lies</i></b></p><p><b><i>Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty鈥檚 latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out...</i></b></p><p>Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can鈥檛 even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.</p><p>Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She鈥檚 immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don鈥檛 look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn鈥檛 even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer 鈥?or should she run while she still can?</p><p>It鈥檚 not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.</p><p>Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty鈥檚 <i>Nine Perfect Strangers</i> once again shows why she is a master of her craft.</p>
The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB PICK 鈥⒙?lt;/b>From the National Book Award鈥搘inning author of <i>Between the World and Me, </i>a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.<br /><br />鈥淭his potent book about America鈥檚 most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.鈥濃€?lt;i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><br /><br />NAMED ONE OF <i>PASTE</i>鈥橲 BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE 鈥?NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Time </i>鈥?<i>The Washington Post</i> 鈥⒙?lt;i>Esquire </i>鈥?<i>Good Housekeeping </i>鈥?The New York Public Library 鈥?<i>The Dallas Morning News</i> 鈥⒙?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews </i>鈥?<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br />鈥淣early every paragraph is laced through with dense, gorgeously evocative descriptions of a vanished world and steeped in its own vivid vocabulary.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br />Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her鈥攂ut was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he鈥檚 ever known.<br /><br /> So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia鈥檚 proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he鈥檚 enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram鈥檚 resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.<br /><br /> This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children鈥攖he violent and capricious separation of families鈥攁nd the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today鈥檚 most exciting thinkers and writers, <i>The Water Dancer </i>is<i> </i>a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.<br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>The Water Dancer</i></b><br /><br />鈥淭a-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir,聽<i>Between the World and Me</i>. So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations鈥攁nd then proceeds to exceed them.聽<i>The Water Dancer</i>聽. . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What鈥檚 most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless聽and聽instantly canon-worthy.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Rolling Stone</i></b>
Olive Kitteridge: Fiction
by Elizabeth Strout

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

March 25, 2008

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<b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE 鈥?THE EMMY AWARD鈥揥INNING HBO MINISERIES STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, RICHARD JENKINS, AND BILL MURRAY</b><br /><br />In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge.<br /><br /> At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer鈥檚 eyes, it鈥檚 in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama鈥揹esire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love. <br /><br /> At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn鈥檛 always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance: a former student who has lost the will to live: Olive鈥檚 own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse. <br /><br /> As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life鈥搒ometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. <i>Olive Kitteridge</i> offers profound insights into the human condition鈥搃ts conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.<br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOK<i> </i>OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /> <b><i>People 鈥?USA Today 鈥?The Atlantic 鈥?The Washington Post Book World 鈥?Seattle Post-Intelligencer 鈥?Entertainment Weekly 鈥?The Christian Science Monitor 鈥?San Francisco Chronicle 鈥?Salon 鈥?San Antonio Express-News 鈥?Chicago Tribune 鈥?The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淧erceptive, deeply empathetic . . . Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout鈥檚 unforgettable novel in stories.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擮: The Oprah Magazine </i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淔iction lovers, remember this name: <i>Olive Kitteridge</i>. . . . You鈥檒l never forget her. . . . [Elizabeth Strout] constructs her stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . . Glorious, powerful stuff.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擴SA Today<br /></i></b><br /><b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Strout鈥檚 <i>The Burgess Boys.</i></b>
CIRCE
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<b>"A</b><b> bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, <i>The New York Times</i>).</b><br /><br />In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.<br />Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.<br /><br />But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.<br /><br />With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, <i>Circe </i>is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.<br /><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER--NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY<i> NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon,</i> <i>Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, </i>the <i>A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor </i>and <i>Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider</i></b><br />
City of Girls: A Novel
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b><b>AN INSTANT </b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i></b><b> BESTSELLER!</b><br /><br /><b>A great holiday gift, from the # 1 </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling author of </b><b><i>Eat Pray Love</i></b><b> and </b><b><i>The Signature of All Things</i></b><b>, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a </b><b><i>good girl</i></b><b> to be a good person.</b><br /><br /><b>"A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar</b><br /><br /><b>"Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -</b><b><i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -</b><b><i>TheSkimm</i></b></b><br /><br />"Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are."<br /><br />Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), <i>City of Girls</i> explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. <br /><br />In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. <br /><br />Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, <i>City of Girls</i> is a love story like no other.
The Alice Network: A Novel
by Kate Quinn

Language

English

Pages

510

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p><strong>Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS</strong></p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong>NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>#1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>One of NPR's Best Books of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong>One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong>Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!</strong></p><p><strong>The聽Girly Book Club Book of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong><strong>A聽Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub</strong></strong></p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong>In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women鈥攁 female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947鈥攁re brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. </strong></p><p><em>1947.</em> In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.</p><p><em>1915</em>. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose. </p><p>Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.</p><p><strong>鈥淏oth funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!鈥濃€擲tephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of <em>America's First Daughter</em></strong></p>

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