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Exhalation: Stories
by Ted Chiang

Language

English

Pages

362

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b><b><b>ONE OF THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><br />A NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:<br />THE WASHINGTON POST <b>•</b> TIME MAGAZINE • NPR <b>•</b> ESQUIRE <b>• VOX <b>• THE A.V. CLUB • </b>THE GUARDIAN <b>• </b>FINANCIAL TIMES <b>• THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS </b></b></b><br /><br /><b>“<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.” —Barack Obama, via Facebook</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’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.<br /><br /> In “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate,” a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In “Exhalation,” an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,” 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, <i>Exhalation</i> is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic—revelatory.
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—a 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’s seen it in his visions. Now it’s 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>
Flights
by Olga Tokarczuk

Language

English

Pages

415

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<b>WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE</b><br /> <b><br /> NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE<br /><br /> A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)<br /><br /> "A magnificent writer." — Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of <i>Secondhand Time</i><br /><br /> "A beautifully fragmented look at man's longing for permanence.... Ambitious and complex." — <i>Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, <i>Flights</i> interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, <i>Flights</i> explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going? we call to the traveler. Enchanting, unsettling, and wholly original, <i>Flights</i> is a master storyteller's answer.
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’s to come.</p><p>Palmer Oxenwald’s hunting ground is the Mojave wasteland. His victims are random tourists and hikers. His trophies are cherished photographs of the damage he’s done. His greatest threat is Nameless. Two men with one thing in common: memories of the dead. For a psychopath like Palmer, they’re a clear rush in black and white. For Nameless, they’re 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>
Homesick for Another World: Stories
by Ottessa Moshfegh

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

January 17, 2017

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<b>A <i>New York Times Book Review </i>Notable Book of 2017</b><br /><br /><b>An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time</b><br /><br /><b>"I can’t recall the last time I laughed this hard at a book. Simultaneously, I’m shocked and scandalized. She’s brilliant, this young woman."—David Sedaris</b><br /><br /> Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel <i>Eileen</i> was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by <i>The Washington Post</i> and the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. <i>Homesick for Another World</i> is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel.<br /><br /> And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters  are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. <i>Homesick for Another World</i> is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion.  Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and <i>Homesick for Another World</i> is her <i>Everything That Rises Must Converge</i> or <i>A Good Man is Hard to Find</i>. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick.
Smoke and Mirrors (Sloane Monroe Book 8)
by Cheryl Bradshaw

Language

English

Pages

262

Publication Date

August 25, 2019

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2020 USA Today best seller.<br /><br /><b>Grace Ashby wakes to the sound of a horrifying scream</b>.<br /><br />She races down the hallway, finding her mother's lifeless body on the floor in a pool of blood. Her mother's boyfriend Hugh is hunched over her. At first glance it seems Hugh is to blame, but is Hugh really her mother's killer?<br /><br />As revelations about Caroline Ashby's secret life unfold, private detective Sloane Monroe takes the case, but it won't take long to find the killer. He's been watching, carefully tracking her every move. And now Sloane's own life is in grave danger.<br /><br />If you're a fan of Sue Grafton and Mary Higgins Clark, you'll enjoy the Sloane Monroe series.<br /><br /><b>Praise for the Sloane Monroe Series</b>:<br /><br /><i>"While I've found most mystery/thrillers to be rehashes ofthe same old plot line, this was refreshingly new/original." - Jack Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Reflexive Fire<br /><br />I can officially declare that I am now a Cheryl Bradshaw fan and look forward to reading the other books in the series over the summer. - Mel Comley, New York Times bestselling author of the Justice series<br /><br />"Bradshaw writes a great thriller, with likeable characters, and a taunt timeline that keeps you reading way past lights-out." - Amazon Vine Voice Top 500 Reviewer<br /><br />"Only once in a while do you come upon a novel that sweeps you literally off your feet. The pot-boiling tension in this story is out of this world. Cheryl Bradshaw can write like the pros did at the turn of the 20th century." - Glen Cantrell, Author of The Resume </i>
Everything My Mother Taught Me (Inheritance collection)
by Alice Hoffman

Language

English

Pages

24

Publication Date

December 19, 2019

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<p>In this haunting short story of loyalty and betrayal, a young woman in early 1900s Massachusetts discovers that in navigating her treacherous coming-of-age, she must find her voice first.</p><p>For fatefully observant Adeline, growing up carries an ominous warning from her adulterous mother: don’t say a word. Adeline vows to never speak again. But that’s not her only secret. After her mother takes a housekeeping job at a lighthouse off the tip of Cape Ann, a local woman vanishes. The key to the mystery lies with Adeline, the silent witness. <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Rules of Magic</i> Alice Hoffman crafts a beautiful, heart-wrenching short story.</p><p><i>Alice Hoffman’s </i>Everything My Mother Taught Me<i> is part of </i>Inheritance<i>, a collection of five stories about secrets, unspoken desires, and dangerous revelations between loved ones. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single setting. By yourself, behind closed doors, or shared with someone you trust.</i></p>
Give Me Another Chance (The Raven Brothers Book 3)
by Katy Kaylee

Language

English

Pages

299

Publication Date

January 11, 2020

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<p>I never forgot you, and the way you made me feel that first time.</p><p>I never forgot you, even when you left me six years ago without saying goodbye.</p><p>You were my brother’s best friend, and I was in love…</p><p>I never expected to see you again, but here we are…</p><p>I never thought our relationship had a second chance,</p><p>And here we are…</p><p><br /></p><p>Ash Raven – I loved you yesterday, I love you today, and I will love you forever.</p><p>Would you be willing to give our love another chance after all this!</p><p><br /></p><ul><li><em>Beth McAdams, mother of your daughter, the miracle we created six years ago, and I kept it a secret from you. </em></li></ul><p><em>           OMG… Does that make me a terrible person? </em></p><p><br /></p><p><em>Give Me Another Chance</em> is a full length, standalone romance with lots of heart, heat, angst, emotion and a drool worthy HEA. It is also Book Three in the Raven Brothers Series, that features four brothers. <em>Give Me Another Chance</em> is Ash’s Story.</p>
The Debriefing
by Jeffery Deaver

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English

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Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<p><b>International bestselling author Jeffery Deaver explores the borderline between lies and loyalty in a story of a brotherhood on the brink.</b></p><p>In the wake of a disastrous firefight with a Mexican cartel, two El Paso police officers find themselves in a military hospital facing a debriefing about what went wrong. As their accounts unfold, Tony, a by-the-book cop, begins to believe that hotheaded Matt might have divided loyalties. Could he have intentionally led the team into a trap that saw the death of a beloved senior officer? Or is the truth even more terrifying than Tony dares to imagine?</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—current last name, Rickenbah—has made a fortune by marrying rich men who tend to drop dead. But the superstitious blonde believes in more than money and murder. Nameless’s 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>

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