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Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b><b><b><b><b><b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br /><i>Entertainment Weekly</i>’s #1 Must-Read Book for Fall * Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Selection * #1 Library Reads Pick * September IndieNext Pick<br />  <br /> “I am loving <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year.”—John Green</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>"I read <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> in a single, breathless sitting." –Jodi Picoult<br /><br /> "Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." – Paula Hawkins</b><br /></b></b></b></b></b><br />From the bestselling author of <i>Everything I Never Told You</i>, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.<br /><br /> In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.<br /><br /> Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.<br /><br />When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. <br /><br /> <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
Uncommon Type: Some Stories
by Tom Hanks

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<b>A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.</b> <br /><br />A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel
by Amor Towles

Language

English

Pages

468

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>More than 750,000 readers have fallen in love with the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>A Gentleman in Moscow</i><br /><br />“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” <i>—The Washington Post<br /><br /></i>“‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Eloise’ meets all the Bond villains.” —TheSkimm<br /><br />“Irresistible . . . [an] elegant period piece . . . as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg.” —<i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i></b><br /><br /> <i>He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.</i><br /><br /> From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Rules of Civility</i>—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.<br /><b><i><br /> </i></b>In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.<br /><br /> Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.<br /><br /><b>“And the intrigue! . . . [<i>A Gentleman in Moscow</i>] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright <i>Casablanca</i>-like drama.” —<i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i></b>
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

February 17, 1986

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<b>Now a Hulu Original Series</b><br /><br /><i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.<br /><br /> The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. <i>The Handmaid's Tale </i>is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
The Remains of the Day (Vintage International)
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

July 14, 2010

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<b>From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. </b><br />  <br /> This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.
Longbourn's Distinguished Guest: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
by Emily Russell

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English

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Publication Date

October 16, 2017

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Elizabeth Bennet had been warned as to the necessity of being home on time from her woodland ramble to attend the assembly in Meryton where her family would meet their new neighbour, Mr Bingley. Absorbed in her book, she had lost track of time and is obliged to run home through the darkening woods before she is too late.<br /><br />Mr Darcy of Pemberley had been feeling unwell for several days. Only his promise to his friend Bingley forces him to ride out from London to Hertfordshire where he is to assist him with the running of his estate. But as he rides through the darkening woods towards Netherfield, his illness finally overtakes him and he falls unconscious from his horse.<br /><br />Elizabeth is shocked to find him and with the help of her father, takes the young man home to Longbourn where she nurses him through his illness. He is too weak to travel and is obliged to remain under the Bennets care, much to the anger of Mr Bingley’s ambitious sister, Caroline Bingley, who has her sights set on becoming Mrs Darcy.<br /><br />As Elizabeth and Darcy grow closer, rumours spread through the small rural town of Meryton about a marriage between the two. Elizabeth attempts to quash the rumours, but trouble starts when they reach the wrong ears and soon, the jealousy of others threaten to tear the two apart.
Illicit: A Novel
by Ava Harrison

Language

English

Pages

261

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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I was never supposed to see him again.<br />One night of passion with a complete stranger.<br />My last tryst before senior year.<br />But I was lost the moment his tempting lips were on my skin.<br />His intense touch on my body.<br /><br />It should have ended there.<br /><br />But he’s not a stranger.<br />He’s my history teacher.<br />And wanting him is against the rules.<br />Off limits.<br />Forbidden.<br /><br />Illicit.<br /> <p>This is a new release of an edition originally published by AH Publishing.</p>
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<p>Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as an e-book.</p><p>One of the best-loved stories of all time, <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father-a crusading local lawyer-risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.</p>
The Golden House: A Novel
by Salman Rushdie

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture—a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts <i>The Great Gatsby</i> and <i>The Bonfire of the Vanities</i></b><br /><br /> On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir.<br /><br /> Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down.<br /><br /> Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, <i>The Golden House</i> also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Golden House</i></b><br /><br />“If you read a lot of fiction, you know that every once in a while you stumble upon a book that transports you, telling a story full of wonder and leaving you marveling at how it ever came out of the author’s head. <i>The Golden House</i> is one of those books. . . . [It] tackles more than a handful of universal truths while feeling wholly original.”<b>—<i>The Associated Press</i></b><br />  <br /> “<i>The Golden House</i> . . . ranks among Rushdie’s most ambitious and provocative books [and] displays the quicksilver wit and playful storytelling of Rushdie’s best work.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br />  <br /> “[<i>The Golden House</i>] is a recognizably Rushdie novel in its playfulness, its verbal jousting, its audacious bravado, its unapologetic erudition, and its sheer, dazzling brilliance.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b>
Move the Stars (Something in the Way Book 3)
by Jessica Hawkins

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 23, 2017

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The highly anticipated conclusion to the <i>Something in the Way</i> series, a forbidden love saga.<br /><br />Lake<br />It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents' house. If I’d known then what I do now, would I have kept on walking? Manning was older, darker, experienced—and I’d trusted him when he said the story would only ever be about us. I’d held those words close and challenged fate, but I had lost.<br /> <br />A part of me is still that sixteen-year-old girl squinting up at Manning, but no matter how far I fall or high I soar, I’ll always be a bird without her bear and nothing without him.<br /> <br />Manning<br />When I close my eyes, I can no longer see her. The decisions I made were to push Lake in the right direction—away from me. But now that she’s gone, would I have made those same choices?<br /> <br />I’d walked away like I was supposed to. I’d kept my distance. I’d bent over backward to keep Lake pure, but she’s no longer that girl, and I don’t know if I can stay away anymore. I only know I don’t want to. She’s still everything I want and nothing I should ever have, but if anyone can move the stars, it’s her great bear in the sky.

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