The Book of Lost Things: A Novel by John Connolly

By John Connolly

New York instances bestselling writer John Connolly's particular mind's eye takes readers during the finish of innocence into maturity and past during this darkish and triumphantly artistic novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive energy of stories.

High in his attic bed room, twelve-year-old David mourns the demise of his mom. he's indignant and on my own, with in basic terms the books on his shelf for corporation. yet these books have began to whisper to him within the darkness, and as he's taking shelter in his mind's eye, he reveals that truth and myth have began to meld. whereas his family members falls aside round him, David is violently propelled right into a land that may be a unusual mirrored image of his personal international, populated through heroes and monsters, and governed over by way of a light king who retains his secrets and techniques in a mysterious book... The booklet of misplaced Things.

An inventive tribute to the adventure we needs to all make in the course of the lack of innocence into maturity, John Connolly's most modern novel is a ebook for each grownup who can bear in mind the instant while formative years started to fade, and for each grownup approximately to stand that second. The ebook of misplaced issues is a narrative of desire for all who've misplaced, and for all who've but to lose. it truly is an exciting story that reminds us of the long-lasting strength of news in our lives.

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The Life You've Imagined: A Novel by Kristina Riggle

By Kristina Riggle

Book Details:

ISBN: 0061706299
EAN: 9780061706295
ASIN: 0061706299
Publisher: Avon A
Publication Date: 2010-08-17
Number of Pages: 334
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

"A richly woven tale laced with unforgettable characters….A attractive book."
-Therese Walsh, writer of The final Will of Moira Leahy

"The existence You've Imagined is an awesome novel approximately love and loss, letting cross and maintaining on. A publication to proportion with relatives and friends-I enjoyed it."
-Melissa Senate, writer of The mystery of Joy

 

From Kristina Riggle, writer of the intense debut Real existence & Liars, comes The lifestyles You've Imagined, an dazzling new novel approximately love, loss, existence, and wish. It's the tale of 4 former highschool neighbors who're compelled to ascertain what occurred to their highschool desires that are now at odds with their grown-up fact.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Kristina Riggle

Author Description: Kristina Riggle lives in West Michigan, the place she writes character-driven novels approximately complicated own dynamics. Her debut novel, genuine existence & Liars, was once a goal "Breakout" choose and a "Great Lakes, nice Reads" choice by means of the nice Lakes self reliant Booksellers organization. Her most modern novel, the total Golden global, is set households and a group unraveled by way of a teacher-student affair.

Kristina has released brief tales within the Cimarron assessment, Literary Mama, coffee Fiction, and in different places, and is a former co-editor for fiction at Literary Mama. in addition to writing, she enjoys interpreting, yoga, dabbling in (very) beginner musical theatre, and spending plenty of time together with her husband, little ones and dog.

She appreciates readers who unfold the note approximately her books, via studies the following and round the internet on the a number of e-book retail sites!

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2759326

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Body Language (The Mark Manning Mysteries, Book 3) by Michael Craft

By Michael Craft

A midlife concern sends Chicago magazine reporter Mark Manning again to his Wisconsin hometown—and right into a morass of lust, lies, and deadly relatives secrets

An unforeseen providence has given burned-out Chicago journalist Mark Manning the opportunity to reconnect together with his boyhood roots. With the blessing of his lover, Neil, he leaves the Windy urban to come back to Dumont, Wisconsin, to take over the city paper. His long-awaited kin reunion is minimize brief whilst his cousin Suzanne is bludgeoned to loss of life prior to Christmas dinner. earlier than she dies, she whispers whatever to Manning: the identify of her son.

Was she expressing a mother’s loss of life want for the longer term welfare of her baby? Or revealing the identification of her assassin? whilst Manning leads to the neighborhood law’s attractions, he’s unexpectedly racing opposed to time to transparent his personal identify and smoke out a killer. with out loss of suspects, from a homophobe to a lesbian activist to a housekeeper, the clock is ticking on a narrative that may be the largest of Manning’s career—if he lives lengthy sufficient to jot down it.

Body Language is the 3rd publication in Michael Craft’s Mark Manning sequence, which starts off with Flight goals and Eye Contact.

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The Autograph Hound by John Lahr

By John Lahr

Hailed as a travel de strength by means of the recent York instances, this impossible to resist novel captures John Lahr's madcap genius. Meet Benny Walsh: busboy on the dwelling house eating place in long island urban via day, compulsive autograph hunter through evening. recognized for going to notable lengths for a much-coveted signature, Benny is usually knotted up with an actress and fellow autograph hound named Gloria, and drawn into an embittered conflict along with his archenemy, a headwaiter with a grudge. Lahr's acclaimed debut novel captures one wild week in Benny's lifestyles. it's an creation to a brilliantly drawn and made up our minds personality who will stick with you lengthy after the ultimate web page.

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Making Waves by Tawna Fenske

By Tawna Fenske

While Alex Bradshaw's unscrupulous boss kicks him to the diminish after 20 trustworthy years as an government with the world's greatest transport corporation, he units out to reclaim his dignity and his pension. Assembling a crew of fellow company castoffs, he sails to the Caribbean to intercept an unlawful diamond cargo. None of them counted on quirky blonde stowaway Juli Flynn, who has a puzzling array of skills, a number of monstrous secrets and techniques, and an intoxicating romantic chemistry with Alex...

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Counterfeit Wives by Phillip Thomas Duck

By Phillip Thomas Duck

He's good-looking, clever, romantic and each woman's excellent husband. Too undesirable he's additionally 3 women's ideal husband. less than assumed names, Todd (aka Terry and Michael James) Darling has used his appeal to seduce and betray ladies like Nikki, Jacqueline and sunrise, who all discovered too overdue that their dream marriage was once an illusion.

Nikki, pregnant and broke, has taken shelter with a lesbian good friend and the woman's accomplice, who're confident that Nikki's unborn baby is the reply to their prayers. Jacqueline turns to a few of her eccentric Southern kinfolk for support, yet their immoral way of life is a perilous temptation. sunrise has fought to maintain her independence, yet now she's pressured to maneuver in along with her judgmental older sister and brother-in-law, bringing their fragile marriage to the breaking point.

Struggling to rebuild their lives, Nikki, Jacqueline and sunrise are each one invited through a mysterious girl to benefit extra in regards to the husband they concept they knew. yet on a trip full of surprises, the best revelations stands out as the truths they find out about themselves.…

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Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

By Kamila Shamsie

The morning of August nine, 1945 breaks dreary and unspectacular within the urban of Nagasaki. still, twenty-one year-old Hiroko Tanaka is elated: she is in love. Her rising romance with the displaced German Konrad Weiss deals liberate from the greyness of wartime deprivation. during this time of heightened xenophobia, their affair needs to be stored mystery, really as Hiroko’s father has lately been outcast for wondering the patriotism of sending youngsters on kamikaze missions. As Hiroko and Konrad furtively plan for a destiny after the warfare, there's no method they could understand the unspeakable devastation bearing down upon them.

Two years later, Hiroko arrives in Delhi on the domestic of Konrad’s sister Ilse and his brother-in-law James Burton. Upon Hiroko’s again are crane-shaped scars, seared into her dermis while her kimono used to be incinerated through the bomb. She is at the run from insufferable stories, in addition to from the stigma of being branded a hibakusha, a survivor of the bomb. Ilse, in an uncharacteristically impulsive stream, welcomes Hiroko into her domestic, seeing within the courageous younger lady available of liberate from her personal conscripted lifestyles. Hiroko quick destabilizes the frigid hierarchy of the loved ones, a lot to the relaxation of Sajjad Ashraf, James’s bored servant.

Tensions are working excessive within the Mohalla with the looming partition of India and Pakistan. Will Sajjad stay in his cherished Dilli/Delhi, or leave with such a lot of others for the promise of Pakistan? Sajjad’s kinfolk has secured for him a spouse, and he yearns for a criminal occupation, nonetheless half-clinging to the desire that James will support him. yet James’s simply use for him is as a chess opponent, an idle distraction because the Raj winds to an in depth. The Burtons are getting ready to decamp for England, having already dispatched their son Harry to boarding college. yet what James doesn't understand is that Ilse is making different plans.

A romance blooms among Hiroko and Sajjad, a lot to the incredulity of the Burtons, whose personal emotional lives became entwined within the futures in their charismatic younger fees. regardless of outbursts of jealousies and a negative act of betrayal, the Burtons however support Hiroko and Sajjad of their flight to married existence in Istanbul. Later the Ashrafs will circulate to Karachi to elevate their son, Raza.

The lives of the Ashrafs and the Burtons will stay entwined for many years, notwithstanding in methods they can't expect. throughout continents and during geopolitical flux, every one relatives will proceed to behave as a catalytic strength upon the opposite, occasionally in life-saving methods, and infrequently inflicting nice peril. Why is it that a few bonds flourish in instances of predicament, and why do a little fail? What defines the nature that survives the most harsh of situations? and the way is it that complete populations can aid unspeakable acts en masse, whereas concerning as people with compassion?

Longlisted for the celebrated Orange Prize for Fiction, Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows is a captivating meta-cultural epic, the panoramic story of 2 households tangled jointly in probably the most devastating conflicts of recent historical past.

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No me dejes (Ne me quitte pas) by Màxim Huerta

By Màxim Huerta

«Al señor Dominique Brulé le gusta llegar de noche a su floristería. Siempre cierra los ojos antes de encender las luces y les da un tiempo a sus plantas para que se coloquen porque imagina que han estado toda l. a. noche mezclándose unas con otras. Nunca las pilla en movimiento, un día sucederá. Cuando inauguró l. a. tienda pensó encerrarse y dejarse morir, pero al ver que las tímidas siemprevivas sobrevivían sin agua después de semanas sin atención alguna, se dio cuenta de que él también podría vivir sin su amor».L’Étoile Manquante, los angeles floristería del señor Dominique, es el lugar preferido de Mercedes y Tilde, dos españolas que llevan más de cuarenta años trabajando en Francia. Las dos creen que están solas, porque a Mercedes los angeles abandonó su marido nada más cruzar los angeles frontera y Tilde no fue capaz de encontrar a quien l. a. quisiera. Un buen día, se instala en sus vidas un huracán encarnado en l. a. joven Violeta, que llega de Madrid huyendo de un amor que se empeña en perseguirla.

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Ransom by Jay McInerney

By Jay McInerney

Ransom, Jay McInerney's moment novel, belongs to the celebrated culture of novels approximately exile. residing in Kyoto, the traditional capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and straightforwardness he couldn't locate at domestic, and attempts to exorcise the phobia he encountered prior in his travels—a blur of violence and loss of life on the Khyber Pass.

Ransom has controlled to regain keep an eye on, mainly throughout the rigors of karate. helping himself by means of instructing English to keen jap businessmen, he reveals corporation with impresario Miles Ryder and fellow expatriates whose headquarters is Buffalo Rome, a blues-bar that satisfies the hearty neighborhood urge for food for Americana and comprises the drifters pouring via Asia within the years instantly after the autumn of Vietnam.

Increasingly, Ransom and his circle are threatened, through every thing they concept that they had left in the back of, in a series of occasions whose outcomes Ransom can avoid yet can't change.

Jay McInerney info the development of experience and disillusionment that leads Christopher Ransom towards an inevitable reckoning along with his fate—in a singular of grand scale and severe implications.

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The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

By Liane Moriarty

The number 1 New York Times Bestseller[b]<b>...

“A novel that’s ideal for holiday reading.” —People[/b]

“It’s a realizing, touching, and unique page-turner. What an excellent writer—smart, clever, funny.” —Anne Lamott

"The Husband's Secret is so solid, you won't have the capacity to retain it to yourself." —USA Today

“Shocking, advanced and thought-provoking, it is a tale interpreting teams will devour.  A knockout!" —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author</b>

The Husband's mystery is a wise, considerate read… [a] lip-smacking and intelligently written novel.” —Entertainment Weekly

"For a provocative page-turner, learn The Husband's Secret via Liane Moriarty." —Woman's World

"Brilliant." —Sophia Hannah, overseas bestselling writer of The mistaken Mother 

At the guts of The Husband’s mystery is a letter that’s no longer intended to be read

My darling Cecilia, if you’re analyzing this, then I’ve died. . .

think that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his demise. think, too, that the letter comprises his inner most, darkest secret—something with the capability to wreck not only the existence you equipped jointly, however the lives of others besides. think, then, that you simply stumble throughout that letter whereas your husband remains to be greatly alive. . . .
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has accomplished it all—she’s a very winning businesswoman, a pillar of her small group, and a faithful spouse and mom. Her lifestyles is as orderly and spotless as her domestic. yet that letter is ready to alter every little thing, and never only for her: Rachel and Tess slightly comprehend Cecilia—or every one other—but they too are approximately to believe the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.

Acclaimed writer Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel approximately how good it truly is attainable to grasp our spouses—and, finally, ourselves. 

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