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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel
by Anthony Doerr

Language

English

Pages

545

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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<b>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><BR> From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.<BR><BR>Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.<BR> <BR>In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.<BR> <BR>Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, <i>All the Light We Cannot See</i> is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (<i>Los Angeles Times</i>).
Fake Brides
by Maria Jackson

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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Gloria is a kind and capable caregiver - and an illegal immigrant from Canada. When the U.S. government finds out her visa's expired, she fears she'll have to leave the adorable nine-year-old she nannies - as well as her beautiful single mother.<br /><br />Although Claire's a successful businesswoman, her daughter comes first. The little girl adores her nanny, and Claire doesn't want to shake up her life again - so Claire comes up with a daring plan to keep Gloria in the country. The proposal has nothing to do with the attraction Claire's always felt for her employee. <br /><br />As Gloria and Claire strive to portray a realistic relationship, both of them fight their growing feelings. Could these fake brides become real lovers?
They Are Watching You: A Horror Thriller Bundle (Two Short and Cr...
by Christopher Coleman

Language

English

Pages

203

Publication Date

February 01, 2018

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<b> They Are Watching You is the perfect read for fans of creepy and twisted horror thrillers.</b><br /><br />The bundle includes <b>They Came with the Snow</b>, a science fiction horror story and <b>The Sighting</b>, a gripping horror and psychological thriller with a twisted ending.<br /><br /><b>THEY CAME WITH THE SNOW: </b>When a mysterious blast goes off in a small college town, triggering a blizzard, the few survivors must decide whether to stay or leave and face the monsters who came with the snow.<br /><br /><i>They Came with the Snow is a chilling and scary read, reminiscent of Stephen King's, The Mist, and a must-read for true science fiction and horror fans.</i><br /><br /><b>Praise for THEY CAME WITH THE SNOW:</b><br /><br />"Better than Stephen King. My only complaint about this book? It ended! I wanted to read more and more and more. Very well written, suspenseful, and entertaining. "<br /><br />"I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. The story is short and unbelievable. It is a GREAT HORROR story.<br />If you are into horror stories this is one you need to read."<br /><br />"Reminded me of Stephen King's The Mist. Chilling and scary enough without having to go into great detail. I could picture what these "things" might look like. Left me wanting more!"<br /><br />"From beginning to end just...WOW, Excellent read and a MUST read for all horror fans, you will not be disappointed."<br /><br />"Thought provoking, draws you right in. Left with the thought, could this really happen?"<br /><br /><b>THE SIGHTING:</b> Bigfoot meets the Loch Ness monster in this creepy and terrifying short horror psychological thriller with a twisted ending that will shock you. You will never look at the ocean the same way again.<br /><br />Every fourteen months it appears on a secluded beach in a small town just before dawn.<br /><br />One morning during his daily run to the beach, Danny Lynch witnesses the strangest and most incredible thing he's ever seen.<br /><br />A dark, man-like figure emerges from the ocean, stands for just a few moments on the beach, and then retreats back to the surf. Danny's perspective on the world changes in an instant, and as the only eyewitness to this event, his mission now is to convince anyone who will listen that what he saw was real. But with only a vague photo and a dubious story, that task is proving almost impossible, and his only hope may be in finding a mysterious woman who was at the beach earlier that morning, and who may hold the terrifying secret that could cost Danny his life.<br /><br /><b>What readers are saying about The Sighting:</b><br /><br />★★★★★ "A new kind of Horror. What I got was a totally freaking awesome new take on the horror genre. I literally devoured this book. This book will make you look at the nearest body of water with some trepidation. "<br /><br />★★★★★ "The Sighting was a great, quick read! The well developed plot and characters made it pretty easy to get caught up in the possibility of animals/creatures yet to be discovered. I don't want to give anything away but this story was a fun, quick read..."<br /><br />★★★★★ "Creepy. Really creepy. I gave this 5 stars because it scared me! Especially because I live in a coastal town. I have never been actually terrified by reading a book, but this one just gave me the creeps. It was short but if you're looking to be scared, this is a book for you."<br /><br />★★★★★ "Wow. This story caught me on the first page and never let up. It was a good horror story with a crazy ending. It is like jaws, in that it will make me think twice before I venture into any body of water."<br /><br />★★★★★ "I absolutely loved this book! I read it in a day."<br /><b><br />Scroll up and click, "buy now" or "read for free" if you are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited and start reading They Are Watching You: A Horror Thriller Bundle today.</b>
This Treacherous Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 1)
by Misty M. Beller

Language

English

Pages

376

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<i>A Christian Historical Romance novel</i><br /><br />Widowed and with child, Emma Malcom is fleeing from the reward offered for her arrest. She’s innocent of the dirty dealings her deceased husband orchestrated, but the angry townspeople didn’t stop to listen to her defense before she narrowly escaped with her life. Now, she and her twin brother, Joseph, must battle the mountain wilderness of the Rockies to reach Canada and the clean start she craves. But when a fall from the rocky cliff leaves Joseph wounded and weak, could the strange mountain man they encounter be God’s gift to see them to safety? <br /><br />Simeon Grant makes bad choices. His deceased wife and twin babies are lost to him now because of his reckless decisions, and the penance he pays by living alone in this mountain wilderness is only a small piece of what he thinks he deserves. When a city woman, heavy with child, appears on his doorstep with her injured brother, her presence resurrects the memories he’s worked so hard to forget. And when she asks for his help to travel deeper into the mountain country, he can’t help wonder why God would force him to relive the same mistakes he’s already suffered through. Or maybe taking these two to safety could be the way to redeem himself. <br /><br />But when their travels prove more treacherous than he imagined, Simeon finds himself pressing the limits of his ability to keep Emma and her brother safe. Can he overcome the past that haunts him to be the man she needs? Will Emma break through the walls around Simeon’s heart before it’s too late, or will the dangers of these mountains be the end of them all?
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories
by Denis Johnson

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

January 16, 2018

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<b>Twenty-five years after <i>Jesus’ Son,</i> a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson</b><br /><br /><i>The Largesse of the Sea Maiden </i>is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves.<br /><br /> Finished shortly before Johnson’s death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Largesse of the Sea Maiden</i></b><br /><br />“These four stories rank with Johnson’s best work, but the title story, a catalogue of singular moments related by a man who tells us he’s passing through life as if it were a masquerade, ranks with the best fiction published by any American writer during this short century.”<b>—<i>New York Magazine</i></b> <br />  <br /> “Most of these stories are terrific, and two—the first and the last—are out-of-this-world. I say this not out of deference to the recently deceased, but in awe. When Johnson wrote at reckless full force, his sentences and storylines blasted barriers, discovering those odd places where, as one of his narrators here says, ‘the Mystery winks at you.’ . . . <i>The Largesse of The Sea Maiden</i> contains the kind of work every writer would like to go out on: fresh, profound and singular. It affirms literature’s promise to believers, the gift of eternal voice.”<b>—Maureen Corrigan on <i>Fresh Air,</i> NPR</b><br />  <br /> “The book in front of us today is one for which many people have waited—as if outside, in the acid rain—a long time. It’s the follow-up to <i>Jesus’ Son, </i>perhaps the most influential and beloved book of American short stories of the past three decades. . . . <i>The Largesse of the Sea Maiden</i> picks up, to a large extent, where <i>Jesus’ Son</i> left off . . . [with] prose vernacular and elevated at the same time. One can say about this book what one narrator says about the poems of a writer he loves: ‘They were the real thing, line after line of the real thing.’”<b>—<i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i></b>
Accidental Love
by Max Hudson

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

February 08, 2018

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Luca Jones has everything that his heart could desire. He's in his twenties, he lives alone, he has a good job, and he's good looking. He has friends and family support, and that’s all that he needs. Everything is going well for him, until he wakes up in the hospital after a terrible motorcycle accident that changes his life forever. <br /><br />When he wakes up in the hospital, however, Luca can’t understand why his boyfriend Derek isn’t coming to visit him. Sure, their relationship may be contentious, but this is the kind of thing that warrants some attention. He’s not even thinking about the hot nurse that is taking care of him, a guy named Brooklyn who seems to have had his own experience with accidents. <br /><br />When his family tells Luca that he definitely isn’t going out with Derek, and that they have been broken up for years, Luca doesn’t believe them. He must find out the truth for himself, but without foreseeing it, the nurse that he has gotten close to in the hospital becomes a complication.<br /> <br />Should Luca try to save the relationship with the boyfriend who he thinks has abandoned him? Trying to do that may be the main roadblock he faces when it comes to finding true love.
A Piece of the World: A Novel
by Christina Baker Kline

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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<p><strong><em>INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</em></strong></p><p><strong>"A must-read for anyone who loves history and art.” </strong></p><p><strong>--Kristin Hannah</strong></p><p>From the #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of the smash bestseller <em>Orphan Train,</em> a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting <em>Christina’s World.</em> </p><p><em>"Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden." </em></p><p>To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. </p><p>As she did in her beloved smash bestseller <em>Orphan Train</em>, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists. </p><p>Told in evocative and lucid prose, <em>A Piece of the World</em> is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.</p>
Back Talk: Stories
by Danielle Lazarin

Language

English

Pages

253

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>From an award-winning writer, a stunning collection of stories about women’s unexpressed desires and needs, and the unexpected ways they resurface</b><br />  <br /> <b>“Deceptively quiet but packs a powerful punch . . . The best collection I’ve read in years, from a phenomenal new talent.” —Celeste Ng</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Thank God, a collection of stories about women who don't hate themselves, don't hate other women, don't hate their bodies, don't hate their husbands, or even their ex-husbands . . . women who are simply, like me, trying to figure out what it means to be alive, to be in love, to be daughters, parents, siblings, wives, citizens, human beings.” —Eileen Pollack</b><br />  <br /> In “Floor Plans,” a woman at the end of her marriage tests her power when she inadvertently befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment. In “Appetite,” a sixteen-year old grieving her mother’s death experiences first love and questions how much more heartbreak she and her family can endure. In “Dinosaurs,” a recent widower and a young babysitter help each other navigate how much they have to give—and how much they can take—from the people around them. <br />  <br /> Through stories that are at once empathetic and unexpected, these women and girls defiantly push the boundaries between selfishness and self-possession. With a fresh voice and bold honesty, <i>Back Talk </i>examines how narrowly our culture allows women to express their desires.
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule P...
by Agatha Christie

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 28, 2003

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<p><strong>THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME</strong>—<strong>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!</strong></p><p> </p><p>“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”</p><p> </p><p>Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.</p><p> </p><p>Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.</p><p> </p><p><strong>“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—</strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em></p>
And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p><strong>One of the most famous and beloved mysteries from the queen of suspense, Agatha Christie!  More than 100 million copies sold and now a Lifetime TV movie.</strong></p><p><br />Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die…</p><p> </p>Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?

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