He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The goldfinch is a mesmerizing, survival and self-invention, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, and the ruthless machinations of fate. Bewildered by his strange new home on park avenue, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
The Goldfinch: A Novel Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - As an adult, theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend.
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The Secret History Vintage ContemporariesVintage - But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill. Donna tartt, the goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, which has become a contemporary classic.
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries.
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company - It all began when bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this whip-smart and "divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett New York Times.
To her microsoft-guru husband, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, simply, she is her best friend and, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, Mom. Then Bernadette vanishes. But bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel - A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, bee compiles email messages, official documents, and secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world. Bernadette Fox is notorious.
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The Little Friend: A Novel Vintage ContemporariesVintage - So it is that robin’s sister harriet—unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson--sets out to unmask his killer. The second novel by donna tartt, the little friend is a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, bestselling author of The Goldfinch winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, innocence and evil.
Filled with hairpin turns of plot and “a bustling, ridiculous humanity worthy of Dickens” The New York Times Book Review, The Little Friend is a work of myriad enchantments by a writer of prodigious talent. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town’s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family’s history of loss.
The Little Friend: A Novel Vintage Contemporaries - The setting is alexandria, mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated.
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All the Light We Cannot See: A NovelScribner - 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. Ten years in the writing, all the light we cannot see is a magnificent, a National Book Award finalist, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” Los Angeles Times.
Winner of the pulitzer prize from the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning anthony doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times 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.
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel - 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. 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.
Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” San Francisco Chronicle are dazzling. 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.
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. In a mining town in germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find.
Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, against all odds, he illuminates the ways, people try to be good to one another.
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The Nightingale: A NovelSt. Martin's Press - It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime. Goodreads best historical novel of the year • people's choice favorite fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year Praise for The Nightingale:"Haunting, action-packed, and compelling. Christina baker kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author"Absolutely riveting!
. Read this book. Dr. The nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, love, passion and circumstance, and freedom in German-occupied, separated by years and experience, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, by ideals, war-torn France—a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.
The Nightingale: A Novel - Richly satisfying. A #1 new york times bestseller, wall street journal best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation. Miriam klein kassenoff, director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute"Beautifully written and richly evocative.
Sara gruen, #1 new york times bestselling author“A hauntingly rich WWII novel about courage, love, brutality, survival—and the essence of what makes us human. Family circle“A heart-pounding story. Usa today"An enormous story. With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war.
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Where the Crawdads SingG.P. Putnam's Sons - But kya is not what they say. So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl.1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful.
The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
Where the Crawdads Sing - Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
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Little Fires Everywhere: A NovelPenguin Books - In shaker heights, to the colors of the houses, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, progressive suburb of Cleveland, a placid, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. But mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
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. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection.
It moved me to tears. Reese witherspoon“I am loving Little Fires Everywhere. Soon to be a hulu limited series, a letter from celeste ng, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry WashingtoneBook includes special materials for book clubs: a Q&A with Celeste Ng and John Green, and book club discussion questions.
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel - Named a best book of the year by: people, the washington post, ibooks, barnes & noble, audible, paste, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Southern Living, Bustle, Goodreads, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Esquire, Book of the Month, The Daily Beast, Amazon, Library Reads, St. It's a marvel. Paula hawkinsfrom the bestselling author of everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
Soon mia and pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair.
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The Rhythm Section: A Stephanie Patrick Thriller Stephanie Patrick Thrillers Book 1St. Martin's Press - But as her missions become more brutal, and the stakes grow ever higher, she begins to question everything she knows about flight NEO027. Is her organization telling her the truth about what really happened? Is avenging her family worth the risk of her own life? And if it isn’t, will those who created her ever let her go?
Now meet Stephanie. An innocent woman goes deep undercover to hunt down those responsible for her family’s death in this action-packed thriller—the basis of a major motion picture. Stephanie patrick is devastated after her whole family dies in a plane crash. But when she discovers that the downing of flight NE027 wasn’t an accident but an act of terrorism, Stephanie enters the fight of her life to achieve her one goal: revenge.
The Rhythm Section: A Stephanie Patrick Thriller Stephanie Patrick Thrillers Book 1 - When she’s recruited by a covert intelligence organization, Stephanie sees a means to an end. Nikita. Now, ” a mercenary terrorist based out of germany, and “Marina, with nothing and no one left to lose, Stephanie undergoes rigorous training to become “Petra, ” an international businesswoman based in London.
Her immersion into the world of international espionage teaches Stephanie how to numb her feelings and act on instinct alone. Lisbeth.
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The Art of Racing in the Rain: A NovelHarperCollins e-books - I loved this book. Sara Gruen. As only a dog could tell it. Splendid. People“the perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Now a major motion picture from fox 2000 starring milo ventimiglia, and kevin costnermeet the dog who will show the world how to be humanthe new york times bestselling novel from garth stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, AMANDA SEYFRIED, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life .
. Every now and then i’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them. Jodi picoult “it’s impossible not to love Enzo. Minneapolis star tribune “This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human.
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A Little Life: A NovelAnchor - One of the best books of the yearthe new york times • the washington post • the wall street journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis post-dispatch • the guardian • o, adrift, the oprah magazine • slate • newsday • buzzfeed • the economist • newsweek • people • kansas city star • shelf awareness • time out new york • huffington post • book riot • refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • KirkusWINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZEA MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALISTA NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTA Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune.
A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. While their relationships, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, which are tinged by addiction, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma.
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