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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man Book
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1443455563
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Summary: What's next for Allan Karlsson? Turns out this centenarian has a few more adventures in store . . . It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harboring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un. Yikes! Soon Allan and Julius are at the center of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Needless to say, things are about to get very, very complicated. Another hilarious, witty, and entertaining novel from bestselling author Jonas Jonasson that will have readers howling out-loud at the escapades and misfortunes of its beloved hundred-year-old hero Allan Karlsson and his irresistible sidekick Julius.

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All Book by Jonas Jonasson,Rachel Willson-Broyles

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All Book
  • Author : Jonas Jonasson,Rachel Willson-Broyles
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN Code: 1443446785
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Summary: A madcap new novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden Hitman Anders, recently out of prison, is doing small jobs for the big gangsters. Then his life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a female Protestant vicar (who also happens to be an atheist), and a homeless receptionist at a former brothel which is now a one-star hotel. The three join forces and concoct an unusual business plan based on Hitman Anders’ skills and his fearsome reputation. The vicar and receptionist will organize jobs for a group of gangsters, and will attract customers using the tabloids’ love of lurid headlines. The perfect plan—if it weren’t for Hitman Anders’ curiosity about the meaning of it all. In conversations with the vicar, he turns to Jesus and, against all odds, Jesus answers him! The vicar can’t believe what’s happening. When Hitman Anders turns to religion, the lucrative business is in danger, and the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick. Fast-paced and sparky, the novel follows these bizarre but loveable characters on their quest to create a New Church, with all of Sweden’s gangsters hunting them. Along the way, it explores the consequences of fanaticism, the sensationalist press, the entrepreneurial spirit and straightforward human stupidity—and underlying all of it, the tenuous hope that it’s never too late start again.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules Book by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules Book
  • Author : Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-03-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1443428280
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Summary: Readers around the world have fallen in love with the Senior League, five residents of the Diamond Retirement Home—Martha, The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Greta—who turn to a life of crime. New owners have taken over the Diamond, making cost-cutting changes that have transformed the happy home into a dull and dreary place. The residents wonder if they wouldn’t be better off in prison! Martha gets an idea: they shall commit a crime that will ensure conviction—some type of financial crime, a small coup of some sort. They will give whatever they get to the poor and elderly. If Robin Hood could do it, so can they! What starts as a robbery attempt at a nearby luxury hotel escalates to art theft from a major museum, the culprits armed only with bolt cutters and high-tech walkers. The Mafia gets wind of these robberies, and suddenly the underworld has its eye on both the stolen paintings and the handiwork of The Genius. Soon the Senior League has both the law and the lawless at their heels.

The Wrong Heaven Book by Amy Bonnaffons

The Wrong Heaven Book
  • Author : Amy Bonnaffons
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0316516201
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Summary: For fans of George Saunders and Karen Russell, an "amazing, wildly inventive" collection of stories that straddles the line between the real and the fantastical (Kevin Wilson). In The Wrong Heaven, anything is possible: bodies can transform, inanimate objects come to life, angels appear and disappear. Bonnaffons draws us into a delightfully strange universe, in which her conflicted characters seek to solve their sexual and spiritual dilemmas in all the wrong places. The title story's heroine reckons with grief while arguing with loquacious Jesus and Mary lawn ornaments that come to life when she plugs them in. In Horse, we enter a world in which women transform themselves into animals through a series of medical injections. In Alternate, a young woman convinces herself that all she needs to revive a stagnant relationship is the perfect poster of the Dalai Lama. While some of the worlds to which Bonnaffons transports us are more recognizable than others, all of them uncover the mysteries beneath the mundane surfaces of our lives. Enormously funny, boldly inventive, and as provocative as they are deeply affecting, these stories lay bare the heart of our deepest longings. Including the story Horse, as heard on This American Life.

The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-Year-Old Man Book by Jonas Jonasson

The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-Year-Old Man Book
  • Author : Jonas Jonasson
  • Publisher : Bentang Pustaka
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 6022915104
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Summary: Dilanda kejenuhan yang memuncak menjelang ulang tahun ke-101, Allan memutuskan bertamasya dengan balon udara. Doanya terkabul. Dia berakhir di Korea Utara sebagai ahli nuklir gadungan dan harus segera menyelamatkan diri sebelum kebohongannya terendus. Petualangan konyol ini pun dimulai, melibatkan para pemimpin dunia dari Presiden Trump, Kanselir Angela Merkel, hingga perusahaan peti jenazah “Mati Bermartabat AB” dan seorang pemuda neo-Nazi penuh dengki yang terobsesi dengan insiden memalukan dalam pemakaman kakaknya. Lantas, bagaimana akhir keruwetan ini? Jonas Jonasson adalah penulis laris yang menyajikan sisi lain novel Swedia. Saat ini karya-karya Jonasson tersebar di 45 negara dan terjual hingga 15 juta eksemplar. Dalam The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-year-old Man, Anda akan tertawa ngakak menikmati cara Jonas Jonasson menampilkan peliknya politik dunia.

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden Book by Jonas Jonasson

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden Book
  • Author : Jonas Jonasson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-04-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1443431613
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Summary: A wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, author of the internationally bestselling The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at ten, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just fifteen, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse . . . Nombeko ends up the prisoner of an incompetent engineer in a research facility working on South Africa’s secret nuclear arsenal. Yet the unstoppable girl pulls off a daring escape to Sweden, where she meets twins named Holger One and Holger Two, who are carrying out a mission to bring down the Swedish monarchy . . . by any means necessary. Nombeko’s life ends up hopelessly intertwined with the lives of the twins, and when the twins arrange to kidnap the Swedish king and prime minister, it is up to our unlikely heroine to save the day—and possibly the world. In this wild romp, Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power while telling a charming and hilarious story along the way. In the satirical voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, Jonasson gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can have sweeping—even global—consequences.

Jesus Out to Sea Book by James Lee Burke

Jesus Out to Sea Book
  • Author : James Lee Burke
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-06-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1416559493
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Summary: One of the country’s most-acclaimed and popular novelists offers a selection of ten short stories centered around the devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi during and after Katrina. In this moving collection of short stories, James Lee Burke elegantly marries his flair for gripping storytelling with his lyrical writing style and complex, fascinating character portraits. The backdrop of the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast is a versatile setting for Burke’s stories, which cover the scope of the human experience—from love and sex to domestic abuse to war, death, and friendship.

The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly Book by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

The Little Old Lady Behaving Badly Book
  • Author : Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1443452858
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Summary: Another hilarious crime caper from the #1 bestselling author of the The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules continues the misadventures of the Senior League—who now have their sights set on Saint-Tropez . . . Nothing can stop the Senior League. They have a plan and it’s going to need money. Lots of money. Sure, another bank robbery could finance their endeavour, but they’re going to need a lot more than a few million dollars for what they have in mind . . . So Martha and her friends set out to catch the biggest financial fish in the sea: venture capitalists. In their hunt for big bucks, the Senior League plans to cheat billionaires out of their luxury yachts in the south of France’s sun-bleached Saint-Tropez. But with the police hot on their heels—not to mention a couple of ruthless ex-cons—how will this wily group of walker-equipped conspirators ever accomplish their dangerous mission?

Recipes For Love And Murder Book by Sally Andrew

Recipes For Love And Murder Book
  • Author : Sally Andrew
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1443443042
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Summary: Tannie Maria (Tannie meaning "Auntie," the respectful Afrikaans address for a woman older than you) is a middle-aged widow who likes to cook—and eat. Her life as a recipe columnist for her local paper is relatively quiet until The Gazette decides to replace her recipe column with an advice column. At first, Tannie Maria is resistant, but she soon discovers she has a knack—and a passion—for helping her correspondents and including recipes and culinary advice whenever she can! As she makes her way through the questions that pile up, she ends up not only helping others, but coming to terms with her own overeating, body image and loneliness along the way. Then Tannie Maria receives a sequence of letters from a woman trying to figure out how to escape her abusive husband—something Tannie Maria has had experience with in the past. When the woman is murdered, however, Tannie Maria and her colleague become dangerously entwined in the ensuing investigation, despite the best efforts of a handsome detective to keep them safe. Soon, Tannie Maria becomes involved in something much more sinister than perfecting her chocolate cake recipe . . .

The Stand Book by Stephen King

The Stand Book
  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2008-06-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 1200
  • ISBN Code: 038552885X
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Summary: The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them--and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity.

Kindred Book by Octavia E. Butler

Kindred Book
  • Author : Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 0807083704
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Summary: The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

The Ballerinas Book by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

The Ballerinas Book
  • Author : Rachel Kapelke-Dale
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1250274249
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Summary: Dare Me meets Black Swan and Luckiest Girl Alive in a captivating, voice-driven debut novel about a trio of ballerinas who meet as students at the Paris Opera Ballet School. Thirteen years ago, Delphine abandoned her prestigious soloist spot at the Paris Opera Ballet for a new life in St. Petersburg––taking with her a secret that could upend the lives of her best friends, fellow dancers Lindsay and Margaux. Now 36 years old, Delphine has returned to her former home and to the legendary Palais Garnier Opera House, to choreograph the ballet that will kickstart the next phase of her career––and, she hopes, finally make things right with her former friends. But Delphine quickly discovers that things have changed while she's been away...and some secrets can't stay buried forever. Moving between the trio's adolescent years and the present day, Rachel Kapelke-Dale's The Ballerinas explores the complexities of female friendship, the dark drive towards physical perfection in the name of artistic expression, the double-edged sword of ambition and passion, and the sublimated rage that so many women hold inside––all culminating in a twist you won't see coming, with magnetic characters you won't soon forget.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe Book by Romain Puertolas

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe Book
  • Author : Romain Puertolas
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0345814193
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Summary: For readers of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a funny, charming, feel-good story about a fake fakir from India who arrives in France to shop at IKEA and unwittingly embarks on a European tour like no other. Meet Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod. One day a fakir leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris. A professional con artist, the fakir is on a pilgrimage to IKEA, where he intends to obtain an object he covets above all others: a brand-new bed of nails. Without adequate euros in the pockets of his silk trousers, the fakir is all the same confident that his counterfeit 100-Euro note (printed on one side only) and his usual bag of tricks will suffice. But when a swindled cab driver seeks his murderous revenge, the fakir accidentally embarks on a European tour, fatefully beginning in the wardrobe of the iconic Swedish retailer. As his journey progresses in the most unpredictable of ways, the fakir finds unlikely friends in even unlikelier places. To his surprise--and to a Bollywood beat--the stirrings of love well up in the heart of our turbaned hero, even as his adventures lead to profound and moving questions of the perils of emigration and the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world. The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe [pause for breath] is a hilarious tale that evokes the manic energy of a Marx Brothers romp and calls to mind the incisive social commentary of Candide. Pull up your Poang chair and take an unforgettable tour of Europe propelled by laughter, love and redemption. (Meatballs not included, but highly recommended.)

The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy Book by Leo Tolstoy,SBP Editors

The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy Book
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy,SBP Editors
  • Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-01-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN Code: 9387550168
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Summary: The Russian novelist and moral philosopher Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) ranks as one of the world s great writers, and his 'War and Peace' has been called the greatest novel ever written. But during his long lifetime, Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes. The message in all his stories is presented with such humour that the reader hardly realises that it is strongly didactic. These stories give a snapshot of Russia and its people in the late nineteenth century.

Judas Horse Book by Lynda La Plante

Judas Horse Book
  • Author : Lynda La Plante
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1838774424
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Summary: Not all killers can be tamed... The thrilling second book in the Sunday Times bestselling Detective Jack Warr crime series. Wild mustangs are difficult to rope, their lead stallion wary and protective of his herd. To capture that special stallion takes time. He is separated, roped, and lead back to the ranch. Once tamed, he is sent back into the wild. And before long, he will lead the entire herd back to the ranch. He is given the name 'Judas Horse'. When Detective Jack Warr identifies an informer, the terrified man begins to give details of a massive robbery planned by a team of unscrupulous and dangerous men. These men have already orchestrated many audacious robberies, leaving terrified victims in their wake. And they have already killed to get what they want. Detective Jack Warr and his team must use their informant as a 'Judas Horse' to draw in the unsuspecting robbers, so that they go ahead with the planned robbery. However, one false move, and more blood will be spilled . . .

Running the Books Book by Avi Steinberg

Running the Books Book
  • Author : Avi Steinberg
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-10-19
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 038553373X
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Summary: Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his “romantic” existence as a freelance obituary writer no longer cutting it. Seeking direction (and dental insurance) Steinberg takes a job running the library counter at a Boston prison. He is quickly drawn into the community of outcasts that forms among his bookshelves—an assortment of quirky regulars, including con men, pimps, minor prophets, even ghosts—all searching for the perfect book and a connection to the outside world. Steinberg recounts their daily dramas with heartbreak and humor in this one-of-a-kind memoir—a piercing exploration of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man’s earnest attempt to find his place in the world.

I Know Your Secret Book by Ruth Heald

I Know Your Secret Book
  • Author : Ruth Heald
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2020-06-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 1838882235
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Summary: ‘WOW! I absolutely loved this.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gripped me so hard I ruined my plans with the husband.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing!! I loved it!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OH MY GOSH!… Simply incredible.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I literally loved everything about it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ You’re not who you say you are. Neither is she. She thinks she knows me. She believes my marriage is falling apart at the seams, that my husband can barely look me in the eyes. She thinks I’m desperate for a baby, that my longing for a family keeps me up at night. As much as I hate to admit it, all of this is true. She thinks I listen to her advice, that I care about her opinion. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Because she has no idea who I am. She has no clue that I know everything. I know her secret. I know that she did the unforgivable. I know how many lives she ruined. I know exactly what she did. And I’m here for her. An utterly gripping, addictive and shocking read about the dark secrets we’re ashamed to admit, and the lengths people go to for revenge. Fans of K.L. Slater, My Lovely Wife and The Wife Between Us will be racing through the pages, gasping at the twists, and reeling from the explosive ending of this unmissable page-turner. Readers absolutely love I Know Your Secret: ‘WOW!... AMAZING!... There were so many twists and turns. You may think you have it all figured out, but guess again! I normally jump right into a new book, but I had to sit on this one and let it all soak in.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow oh wow! I knew this was going to be a good book, but I wasn't prepared for how good… This definitely kept me on the edge of my seat, it has been completely unpredictable and a fantastic read from start to finish. I haven't been able to put this one down… I devoured this book in just one sitting, I was completely sucked in… This is definitely a five-star book, although in my personal opinion it should have more than five stars!’ LittleMissBookLover87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW. Finished in less than a day, I couldn't put it down. Gripping and twisty. I love the twists that make you say “ooooh” out loud! So, so good!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved it!!!…I could or would not put it down. The twists were amazing!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow! What a great read! It was one of those books I call “just one more chapter” before I go to bed!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Totally sucked into this story… Could not put it down… Grabs hold of you on page 1 and doesn’t let go until the last.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Utterly addicting. I was up most of the night reading this one!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I gobbled it up in one sitting!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!... I was hooked from the first few chapters… I definitely didn't see any of that coming!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant… Could not put this down! Definitely one of my top favourite reads.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my! This book was a nail biter for sure! I loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An outstanding thriller!!... Go ahead and read this one!’ SimplyMurt, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing… A bold, unique, edge-of-your-seat thriller... At one point… my heart actually felt like it dropped as a bombshell was dropped. An incredible story and I can't recommend this enough.’ Saylor Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The twist at the end that made my jaw drop.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant!... I was utterly hooked from the very first page. A twist to end all twists that blew my mind.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Exceptional… An incredible thriller that I found absolutely fascinating.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A fast, surprising, moving, mysterious, mind-blowing journey with so many twists… I couldn’t foresee so many revelations and shocking twist which entertained me a lot!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant… Very gripping and twisty.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Year of Pleasures Book by Elizabeth Berg

The Year of Pleasures Book
  • Author : Elizabeth Berg
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2005-04-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1588364569
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Summary: In this rich and deeply satisfying novel by the beloved author of The Art of Mending, and Open House, a resilient woman embarks upon an unforgettable journey of adventure, self-discovery, and renewal. Betta Nolan moves to a small town after the death of her husband to try to begin anew. Pursuing a dream of a different kind of life, she is determined to find pleasure in her simply daily routines. Among those who help her in both expected and unexpected ways are the ten-year-old boy next door, three wild women friends from her college days, a twenty-year-old who is struggling to find his place in the world, and a handsome man who is ready for love. Elizabeth Berg's The Year of Pleasuresis about acknowledging the solace found in ordinary things: a warm bath, good food, the beauty of nature, music, friends, and art. "Berg writes with humor and a big heart about resilience, loneliness, love, and hope. And the transcendence that redeems," said Andre Dubus about Durable Goods. And the same could be said about The Year of Pleasures.

Children of Time Book by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Time Book
  • Author : Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-06-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 1447273311
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Summary: Winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel. Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age – a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare. Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth? 'Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.' - Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls.

Just Kiss Me Book by Rachel Gibson

Just Kiss Me Book
  • Author : Rachel Gibson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062247433
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Summary: New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns with this dazzling love story filled with sizzle, sass, and just a bit of southern charm . . . "Hello, Ms. Vivian . . . it's been a long time." And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It's been years since she last saw Harrison Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her. Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry. She got what she wanted—and more—but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial? Harrison got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cufflinks for a good set of hand tools. Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he's come face-to-face with the one who got away. He's not looking for love. He's not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he's ever done?

The Dead Ex Book by Jane Corry

The Dead Ex Book
  • Author : Jane Corry
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 052556120X
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Summary: From the bestselling author of My Husband's Wife, one man's disappearance throws four women's lives into chaos--who will survive? Vicki works as an aromatherapist, healing her clients out of her home studio with her special blends of essential oils. She's just finishing a session when the police arrive on her doorstep--her ex-husband David has gone missing. Vicki insists she last saw him years ago when they divorced, but the police clearly don't believe her. And her memory's hardly reliable--what if she did have something to do with it? Meanwhile, Scarlet and her mother Zelda are down on their luck, and at eight years old, Scarlet's not old enough to know that the "game" her mother forces her to play is really just a twisted name for dealing drugs. Soon, Zelda is caught, and Scarlet is forced into years of foster care--an experience that will shape the rest of her life . . . David's new wife, Tanya, is the one who reported him missing, but what really happened on the night of David's disappearance? And how can Vicki prove her innocence, when she's not even sure of it herself? The answer lies in the connection among these four women--and the one person they can't escape.

The Darkness Knows Book by Arnaldur Indridason

The Darkness Knows Book
  • Author : Arnaldur Indridason
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-07-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1473577292
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Summary: 'Arnaldur Indridason is the grand old man of Icelandic noir' The Times The victim: a businessman missing for thirty years. The case: impossible to solve. Until now. A frozen body is discovered in the icy depths of Langjökull glacier, apparently that of a businessman who disappeared thirty years before. At the time, an extensive search and police investigation yielded no results-one of the missing man's business associates was briefly held in custody, but there wasn't enough evidence to charge him. Now the associate is arrested again and Konrád, the retired policeman who originally investigated the disappearance, is called back to reopen the case that has weighed on his mind for decades. When a woman approaches him with new information that she obtained from her deceased brother, progress can finally be made in solving this long-cold case. In The Darkness Knows, the master of Icelandic crime writing returns with a powerful and haunting story about the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that time eventually uncovers. *A TIMES BEST CRIME FICTION FOR JULY 2021 PICK*

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk Book by Kathleen Rooney

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk Book
  • Author : Kathleen Rooney
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1250113334
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Summary: NOW A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER “Transporting...witty, poignant and sparkling.” —People (People Picks Book of the Week) “Prescient and quick....A perfect fusing of subject and writer, idea and ideal.” —Chicago Tribune “Extraordinary...hilarious...Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time—and an unabashed celebration of human connections that bridge past and future. —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed) "Rooney's delectably theatrical fictionalization is laced with strands of tart poetry and emulates the dark sparkle of Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Truman Capote. Effervescent with verve, wit, and heart, Rooney’s nimble novel celebrates insouciance, creativity, chance, and valor." —Booklist (starred review) “In my reckless and undiscouraged youth,” Lillian Boxfish writes, “I worked in a walnut-paneled office thirteen floors above West Thirty-Fifth Street...” She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, “in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it.” Now it’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It’s chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now—her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl—but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed—and has not. A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop. Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young.

The Book of Mother Book by Violaine Huisman

The Book of Mother Book
  • Author : Violaine Huisman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1982108800
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Summary: A New York Times Notable Book A gorgeous, critically acclaimed debut novel about a young woman coming of age with a dazzling yet damaged mother who lived and loved in extremes. A prizewinning tour de force when it was published in France, Violaine Huisman’s remarkable debut novel is about a daughter’s inextinguishable love for her magnetic, mercurial mother. Beautiful and charismatic, Catherine, a.k.a. “Maman,” smokes too much, drives too fast, laughs too hard, and loves too extravagantly. During a joyful and chaotic childhood in Paris, her daughter Violaine wouldn’t have it any other way. But when Maman is hospitalized after a third divorce and a breakdown, everything changes. Even as Violaine and her sister long for their mother’s return, once she’s back Maman’s violent mood swings and flagrant disregard for personal boundaries soon turn their home into an emotional landmine. As the story of Catherine’s own traumatic childhood and adolescence unfolds, the pieces come together to form an indelible portrait of a mother as irresistible as she is impossible, as triumphant as she is transgressive. With spectacular ferocity of language, a streak of dark humor, and stunning emotional bravery, The Book of Mother is an exquisitely wrought story of a mother’s dizzying heights and devastating lows, and a daughter who must hold her memory close in order to let go.

Any Man Book by Amber Tamblyn

Any Man Book
  • Author : Amber Tamblyn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0062688936
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Summary: “An explosive, shapeshifting piece of literary real estate, Amber Tamblyn’s arresting debut offers a scathing portrait of American celebrity culture and the way in which it transmutes human tragedy into a vicious circus; victims are forgotten as likes and shares swirl, and ‘news’ becomes a squalid orgy, a lurid feast. Tamblyn takes every risk in this astonishing and innovative work, and succeeds, gloriously.” — Janet Fitch, bestselling author of The Revolution of Marina M. and Paint It Black Vanity Fair's Summer Ultimate Fiction List Entertainment Weekly Summer Preview List In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture. A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home— the place doesn’t matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of their assault in the form of doubt from the police, feelings of shame alienation from their friends and family and the haunting of a horrible woman who becomes the phantom on which society projects its greatest fears, fascinations and even misogyny. All the while the police are without leads and the media hound the victims, publicly dissecting the details of their attack. What is extraordinary is how as years pass these men learn to heal, by banding together and finding a space to raise their voices. Told in alternating viewpoints signature to each voice and experience of the victim, these pages crackle with emotion, ranging from horror to breathtaking empathy. As bold as it is timely, Any Man paints a searing portrait of survival and is a tribute to those who have lived through the nightmare of sexual assault.

It Must Be Love Book by Rachel Gibson

It Must Be Love Book
  • Author : Rachel Gibson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 006220565X
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Summary: Undercover cop Joe Shanahan's bad luck hit bottom the morning he stared up into the face of sexy suspect Gabrielle Breedlove. She'd blown his cover—brought him down with a can of hairspray—and now his new assignment was to pose as her boyfriend. But spending as much time as possible with the utterly irresistible New Age beauty caused unexpected complications. To make matters worse, his matchmaking sisters are picking out china patterns. Joe's brooding good looks and T-shirt-straining muscles might be easy on the eyes, but how could Gabrielle be attracted to a straight-laced detective who's determined to find evidence to arrest her? Still, he invades her dreams and when they share a transcendent lovemaking experience, Gabrielle knows it must be love. Undercover cop Joe Shanahan's bad luck hit bottom the morning he stared up into the face of sexy suspect Gabrielle Breedlove. She'd blown his cover—brought him down with a can of hairspray—and now his new assignment was to pose as her boyfriend. But spending as much time as possible with the utterly irresistible New Age beauty caused unexpected complications. To make matters worse, his matchmaking sisters are picking out china patterns. Joe's brooding good looks and T-shirt-straining muscles might be easy on the eyes, but how could Gabrielle be attracted to a straight-laced detective who's determined to find evidence to arrest her? Still, he invades her dreams and when they share a transcendent lovemaking experience, Gabrielle knows it must be love.

The Hunger Pains Book by The Harvard Lampoon

The Hunger Pains Book
  • Author : The Harvard Lampoon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 145166821X
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Summary: The hilarious instant New York Times bestseller, The Hunger Pains is a loving parody of the dystopian YA novel and film, The Hunger Games. Winning means wealth, fame, and a life of therapy losing means death, but also fame! This is The Hunger Pains. When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games—the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover—she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield.

The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide Book by Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide Book
  • Author : Chris Colfer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 0316355860
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Summary: The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories! In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters--heroes and villains--are no longer confined within their world! With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world? Breathtaking action mixed with laugh out loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for many fans!

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen Book by Hendrik Groen

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen Book
  • Author : Hendrik Groen
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-07-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1455542148
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Summary: A #1 international bestseller in the vein of Fredrik Bachman's A Man Called Ove: an irresistible, funny, charming, and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart. "FUNNY AND FRANK...A STORY WITH A GREAT DEAL OF HEART."--Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of THE ROSIE PROJECT Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Bored of weak tea and potted geraniums, exasperated by the indignities of aging, Hendrik has decided to rebel--on his own terms. He begins writing an exposé: secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously. With an eccentric group of friends he founds the wickedly anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club--"Rule #3: No Whining Allowed"--and he and his best friend, Evert, gleefully stir up trouble, enraging the home's humorless director and turning themselves into unlikely heroes. And when a sweet and sassy widow moves in next door, he polishes his shoes, grooms what's left of his hair, and determines to savor every ounce of joy in the time he has left, with hilarious and tender consequences. A bestselling phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is inspiring, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny with a deep and poignant core: a page-turning delight for readers of any age.

Safe House Book by Chris Ewan

Safe House Book
  • Author : Chris Ewan
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2012-12-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1250012813
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Summary: A brilliant thriller from the author of the acclaimed Good Thief's Guide series asks, how can a beautiful woman simply vanish? When Rob Hale wakes up in a hospital after a motorcycle crash, his first thought is for the gorgeous blonde, Lena, who was on the back of his bike. The doctors and police, however, insist that he was alone at the scene. The shock of the accident must have made him imagine Lena, especially since his description of her resembles his late sister, Laura. Convinced that Lena is as real as he is, Rob teams up with Rebecca Lewis, a London-based PI who has a mysterious connection to Laura—and learns that even a close-knit community like the Isle of Man can hide dangerous secrets that will not stay safe forever. Chris Ewan's Safe House "is an exciting, well crafted thriller, with flashes of real humour and insight." (SJ Bolton).

Full of Grace Book by Dorothea Benton Frank

Full of Grace Book
  • Author : Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 0061744263
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Summary: The move from New Jersey to Hilton Head, South Carolina, wasn't easy for the Russo family—difficult enough for Big Al and Connie, but even harder for their daughter Maria Graziella, who insists on being called Grace. At thirty-one and still, shockingly, unmarried, Grace has scandalized her staunchly traditional Italian family by moving in with her boyfriend Michael—who, though a truly great guy, is agnostic, commitment-phobic, a scientist, and (horror of horrors) Irish! Grace adores her parents even though they drive her crazy—and she knows they'd love Michael if they got to know him, but Big Al won't let him into their house. And so the stage is set for a major showdown—which, along with a devastating, unexpected crisis and, perhaps, a miracle or two, just might change Grace's outlook on love, family, and her new life in the new South.

House of Trelawney Book by Hannah Rothschild

House of Trelawney Book
  • Author : Hannah Rothschild
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0525654925
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Summary: From the author of The Improbability of Love: a dazzling novel both satirical and moving, about an eccentric, dysfunctional family of English aristocrats, and their crumbling stately home that reminds us how the lives and hopes of women can still be shaped by the ties of family and love. For more than seven hundred years, the vast, rambling Trelawney Castle in Cornwall--turrets, follies, a room for every day of the year, four miles of corridors and 500,000 acres--was the magnificent and grand "three dimensional calling card" of the earls of Trelawney. By 2008, it is in a complete state of ruin due to the dulled ambition and the financial ineptitude of the twenty-four earls, two world wars, the Wall Street crash, and inheritance taxes. Still: the heir to all of it, Kitto, his wife, Jane, their three children, their dog, Kitto's ancient parents, and his aunt Tuffy Scott, an entomologist who studies fleas, all manage to live there and keep it going. Four women dominate the story: Jane; Kitto's sister, Blaze, who left Trelawney and made a killing in finance in London, the wildly beautiful, seductive, and long-ago banished Anastasia and her daughter, Ayesha. When Anastasia sends a letter announcing that her nineteen-year-old daughter, Ayesha, will be coming to stay, the long-estranged Blaze and Jane must band together to take charge of their new visitor--and save the house of Trelawney. But both Blaze and Jane are about to discover that the house itself is really only a very small part of what keeps the family together.

Outlander Book by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander Book
  • Author : Diana Gabaldon
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-12-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN Code: 0385674678
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Summary: Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Second Chance Town Book by Karly Lane

Second Chance Town Book
  • Author : Karly Lane
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1952533678
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Summary: Single mother Lucy Parker loves the quiet historical charm of her hometown of Bundah. Raising her teenage daughter Belle can be challenging and, in a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business, it's even more daunting than usual. Newcomer Hugh Thompson is determined to put his chequered history behind him. Excited by the potential he sees in Bundah, he buys a rundown pub with big plans for a fresh start. But not long after Hugh's arrival, a spate of teenage drug overdoses starts to divide the locals and there are whispers they might be connected to the reclusive new publican who has a somewhat dark and mysterious past. When Belle suddenly starts hanging out with the wrong kids and experimenting with alcohol, Lucy becomes fearful that drugs will be next. The very last thing she needs is for a man like Hugh to come along and disrupt her life. But it seems fate has other ideas . . . Suspenseful and romantic, Second Chance Town is about fulfilling your dreams in life and love.