All the Light We Cannot See

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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.

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.

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.

 

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The Time In Between by Maria Dueñas

The Time In Between by Maria Dueñas
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Captivating account of a young woman’s life in pre-war Spain and Morocco.

‘Beguiling. A richly satisfying novel’ Financial Times

‘An Engrossing Tale of love and war’ Woman and Home

‘One of those rare, richly textured novels that enthrall down to the last page. Maria Duenas reminds us how it feels to be swept away by a masterful storyteller’ Historical Novels Review

‘A wonderful novel, in the old and good tradition, with intrigue, love, mystery’ Mario Vargas Llosa, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Unlucky for Some

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A compilation of 13 macabre twist in the tale stories, not for the faint of heart.

A Different Reality.

Where do dreams end, and reality begin? Sometimes the boundaries are not so clear cut.
To quote Edgar Allen Poe “Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?”

Gigolo

Barry always planned everything down to the last detail. His final plan was the most important, and nothing could possibly go wrong. Could it?

I Can’t Go Out There

Rachel had every faith in her growing abilities as a Clinical Psychologist, but she was soon to find that attending lectures about phobias would never prepare her for being confronted with the real thing.

Happy Now

The way we see our world determines the way we treat it, and others…There is a limit to how far even the meekest of us can be pushed before hitting the breaking point.

No Ticket Required

Though Parker had never been what anyone could call a good guy, Fate seemed to be on his side at last. We all know though, just how fickle Fate can be.

Superstitious Bull

A writer in search of ideas for his next ghost story stays in the sleepy village of Cresden. Incited by stories telling the evil history of Cresden Manor he visits the home. The manor however is not what he expected…

You Won’t Get Away With It

The Tiger’s Eye was never meant to be removed from the village. The witchdoctor had begged them, and warned them. The Spirits wouldn’t like it. But what could they do back in London?

A Deal’s a Deal

In desperation over the way life is dealing him such a bad hand, Mark Kelly vows he would sell his soul to attain his heart’s desires. From that day everything begins to go his way, but does he realise the deal he has made requires payment?

The Other Side

Edmund Thorn is a master psychic in the 1800’s, or so his willing audience believe. In reality Edmund simply has the gift of the gab, clever lighting techniques and an ability to make people believe they are seeing what they want to see. His biggest challenge comes to him by chance when a man in the street offers him a fortune to contact his wife. Edmund’s talents are about to be tested to the full…

Out of the Body

Following a freak accident in which Grant is subjected to an Out of the Body experience, his whole life begins to revolve around repeating the experience. In time, he is to become an expert on the subject, but even experts sometimes make mistakes.

Vicious Circle

Everyday life can feel like a bind sometimes. Everything seems to revolve around working for a living. When something very different happens though, it isn’t always a change for the better. Monotony can be quite appealing when the alternative is being caught in a nightmare.

They All Have to Pay

Terrible things can happen in life, events that change someone’s whole outlook and are not easy to forget. Sometimes they prove impossible to leave behind.

Unlucky For Some

Thirteen had always been Gerard’s lucky number. Born on the 13th, and 13th in a long line of wealthy sons, he had amassed thirteen business empires by the time he was thirty-nine. He owned thirteen horses, and hunted every 13th of the month. His ambition was to kill thirteen foxes during one hunt, but the little devils were not so obliging…

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantzspidersweb

‘Lagercrantz has constructed an elegant plot around different concepts of intelligence … [his] continuation, while never formulaic, is a cleaner and tighter read than the originals … Without ever becoming pastiche, the book is a respectful and affectionate homage to the originals’ Mark Lawson, Guardian.

‘As I read Lagercrantz’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, I found that I kept forgetting for several pages at a time that I wasn’t reading genuine Larsson … One devours Larsson’s books for the plots, the action, the anger, and most of all for Lisbeth Salander … Lagercrantz has caught her superbly, and expertly spun the sort of melodramatic yarn in which she can thrive’ Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph.

‘Fans of Stieg Larsson’s captivating odd couple of modern detective fiction – the genius punk hacker Lisbeth Salander and her sometime partner, the crusading investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist – will not be disappointed … Salander and Blomkvist have survived the authorship transition intact and are just as compelling as ever’ Michiko Kakutani, New York Times.

‘Rest easy, Lisbeth Salander fans – our punk hacker heroine is in good hands … Swedish crime novelist David Lagercrantz takes the reins with prowess, not only mimicking Larsson’s shamelessly pulpy prose, but admirably expanding the deliciously depraved world of the novels’ Patrick Ryan, USA Today.

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Looking for Alaska

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Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .

After. Nothing is ever the same.

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
New York Times bestseller

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Paper Towns

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Ultimately, the mystery of Margo proves more compelling than Margo herself–instead it’s the four fumbling detectives, each with their own idiosyncrasies and foibles and secret strengths, who will capture readers’ imaginations. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

John Green is the award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan), and The Fault in Our Stars. His many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. John was selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@johngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.

John lives with his family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The Rosie Effect

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With The Rosie Project, “Graeme Simsion achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero,” Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You said. Now Don Tillman returns in the hilarious and charming sequel to the international sensation. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

Picking up where The Rosie Project left off, The Rosie Effect is a fun, hilarious, and poignant read. “Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell” (Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook).

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

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Marie “KonMari” Kondo runs an acclaimed consulting business in Tokyo helping clients transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. With a three-month waiting list, her KonMari Method of decluttering and organizing has become an international phenomenon. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a best seller in Japan, Germany, and the UK, with more than two million copies sold worldwide, and has been turned into a television drama for Japanese TV. She has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, featured on more than thirty major Japanese television and radio programs, and profiled in the Sunday Times, Red magazine, You magazine, the New York Times, USA Today, NPR’s Here & Now, Slate, Family Circle, and the London Times, who has deemed her “Japan’s preeminent guru of tidiness, a warrior princess in the war on clutter.”

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The Girl on the Train

girlontrainRachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…

 

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Sleeping on Jupiter

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOK PRIZE 2015

A stark and unflinching novel by a spellbinding storyteller, about religion, love and violence in the modern world.

A train stops at a railway station. A young woman jumps off. She has wild hair, sloppy clothes, a distracted air. She looks Indian, yet she is somehow not. The sudden violence of what happens next leaves the other passengers gasping.

The train terminates at Jarmuli, a temple town by the sea. Here, among pilgrims, priests and ashrams, three old women disembark only to encounter the girl once again. What is someone like her doing in this remote corner, which attracts only worshippers?

Over the next five days, the old women live out their long-planned dream of a holiday together; their temple guide finds ecstasy in forbidden love; and the girl is joined by a photographer battling his own demons.

The full force of the evil and violence beneath the serene surface of the town becomes evident when their lives overlap and collide. Unexpected connections are revealed between devotion and violence, friendship and fear, as Jarmuli is revealed as a place with a long, dark past that transforms all who encounter it.

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