• The Given Day: A Novel

    By Dennis Lehane

    From Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling writer of Mystic River and Shutter Island, comes the paperback version of The Given Day, an unflinching family members epic that captures the political unrest of a state stuck among a well-patterned previous and an unpredictable destiny. This fantastically written novel of yankee historical past tells the tale of 2 families—one black, one white—swept up in a maelstrom of revolutionaries and anarchists, immigrants and ward bosses, Brahmins and traditional electorate, all engaged in a conflict for survival and tool on the finish of global struggle I.

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  • Hangsaman (Penguin Classics)

    By Shirley Jackson

    Shirley Jackson's chilling moment novel, in line with her personal reports and a precise mysterious disappearance

    Seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite longs to flee domestic for faculty. Her father is a domineering and egotistical author who retains a good rein on Natalie and her long-suffering mom. whilst Natalie eventually does break out, notwithstanding, collage existence doesn’t carry the happiness she anticipated. bit by bit, Natalie is not any longer definite of anything—even the place truth ends and her darkish imaginings commence. Chilling and suspenseful, Hangsaman is loosely in response to the real-life disappearance of a Bennington collage sophomore in 1946.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes by means of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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  • Fifty Degrees Below

    By Kim Stanley Robinson

    Bestselling, award-winning, writer Kim Stanley Robinson maintains his groundbreaking trilogy of eco-thrillers–and propels us deeper into the striking whirlwind of climatic switch. Set in our nation’s capital, here's a chillingly real looking story of individuals stuck within the collision of technological know-how, expertise, and the results of worldwide warming–which may set off one other phenomenon: abrupt weather switch, leading to temperatures...

    When the typhoon received undesirable, scientist Frank Vanderwal used to be at paintings, formalizing his go back to the nationwide technological know-how origin for an additional yr. He’d left the construction simply in time to aid sandbag at Arlington Cemetery. Now that the torrent used to be over, huge chunks of San Diego had eroded into the ocean, and D.C. was once underwater.

    Shallow lakes occupied the main recognized components of town. Reagan Airport was once awash and the Potomac had spilled past its banks. Rescue boats dotted the saturated cityscape. every thing Frank and his colleagues within the halls of technology and politics feared had culminated during this large catastrophe. And now the realm seemed to them to mend it.

    Whatever Frank can do, now that he's homeless, he’ll need to do from his automobile. He’s now not averse to dozing open air. Years of analysis have made him hyperaware of his prestige as simply one other primate. That plus his come across with a Tibetan Buddhist has left him resolved to reside a extra genuine lifestyles.

    Hopefully, this may organize him for no matter what is to come....

    For at the same time D.C. bails out from the flood, a extra severe weather switch looms. With the melting of the polar ice caps shutting down the nice and cozy waters of the Gulf circulate, one other Ice Age might be coming near near. The final time it occurred, 11 thousand years in the past, it took simply 3 years to start.

    Once back Kim Stanley Robinson makes use of his awesome imaginative and prescient, trademark wry wit, and remarkable perception into the complexity among guy and nature to take us to the threshold of disaster–and just a little beyond.

    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger)

    By V.C. Andrews

    For Carrie, Chris and Cathy the attic was once a gloomy horror that might no longer go away their minds.
    in fact mom needed to faux they did not exist and grandmother used to be confident they'd the satan in them.
    yet that wasn't their fault. used to be it?
    Cathy knew what to do. She knew it used to be time to teach her mom and grandmother that the soreness and terror of the attic couldn't be forgotten...Show them. express them -- as soon as and for all.

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  • Streets of Fire

    By Thomas H. Cook

    On the peak of the Civil Rights stream, a tender girl’s homicide stirs racialtensions in Birmingham, Alabama

    The grave at the soccer box is shallow, and simple to identify from a distance. it is going to were came upon quicker, had lots of the citizens within the black 1/2 Birmingham no longer been downtown, marching, making a song, and being arrested along Martin Luther King, Jr. Police detective Ben Wellman is between them while he will get the decision concerning the clean grave. less than the loosely packed airborne dirt and dust, he reveals a tender black lady, her innocence taken and her lifestyles in addition to it.

    His sergeant orders Wellman to enquire, yet instructs him to not try out too challenging. in the summertime of 1963, Birmingham is stressful sufficient and not using a manhunt for the killers of a black baby. Wellman digs for the reality even with skepticism from the black group and scorn from his fellow officials. What he reveals is a mystery that males from each side of city would like stayed buried.

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  • Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel

    By J. A. Jance

    With Second Watch, New York Times bestselling writer J. A. Jance promises one other thought-provoking novel of suspense starring Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont.
    Second Watch exhibits Beaumont taking it slow off to get knee substitute surgical procedure, yet rather than taking his brain off paintings, the operation plunges him into the most complicated mysteries he is ever faced.
    His prior collides together with his found in this complicated and exciting tale that explores loss and heartbreak, accountability and honor, and, most significantly, the wonderful rate of struggle and the accounts we owe those that served within the Vietnam warfare, and people in uniform today.

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  • The Lost Symbol

    By Dan Brown

    Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon solutions an unforeseen summons to seem on the U.S. Capitol construction. His deliberate lecture is interrupted whilst a demanding object—artfully encoded with 5 symbols—is chanced on within the development. Langdon acknowledges within the locate an historic invitation right into a misplaced international of esoteric, most likely harmful knowledge. whilst his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and liked philanthropist—is abducted, Langdon realizes that the one technique to retailer Solomon is to just accept the magical invitation and plunge headlong right into a clandestine global of Masonic secrets and techniques, hidden historical past, and one unimaginable fact . . . all lower than the watchful eye of Dan Brown's such a lot terrifying villain up to now. Set in the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The misplaced Symbol is an clever, lightning-paced tale with surprises at each turn--Brown's most fun novel yet.

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  • Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story

    By Stephen King

    Leland Gaunt is a stranger in fortress Rock--and he calls his new store considered necessary issues, the place there's something for everybody. Mr. Gaunt takes excitement in seeing how a lot humans can pay for his or her so much mystery goals and needs, and he is aware that nearly every little thing is on the market: love, desire, even the human soul.

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  • The Dark Half: A Novel

    By Stephen King

    Grasp storyteller Stephen King offers the vintage “wondrously scary” (Publishers Weekly) no 1 New York instances bestseller a couple of writer’s bad and haunting pseudonym.

    “I’m back...I’m again from the lifeless and also you don’t look completely satisfied to work out me in any respect, you ungrateful son of a bitch.”

    After 13 years of foreign bestseller stardom along with his works of violent crime fiction, writer George Stark is formally declared dead—revealed by means of a countrywide journal to were killed by the hands of the guy who created him: the as soon as well-regarded yet now imprecise author Thad Beaumont. Thad’s even long gone as far as to level a ridicule burial of his wildly winning pseudonym, entire with tombstone and the epitaph “Not a truly great Guy.” even though at the floor, it sounds as if Thad can eventually pay attention to his personal novels, there’s a definite unease on the prospect of leaving George Stark at the back of. yet that’s not anything in comparison to the horror approximately to descend upon Thad’s new existence. There are the vicious, out-of-control nightmares, for starters. and the way is he capable of clarify the truth that all people attached to George Stark’s premature dying is now assembly a brutal finish in their personal in a trend of homicidal savagery...and why each one blood-soaked crime scene has Thad’s fingerprints in every single place it? Thad Beaumont could have as soon as believed that George Stark was once operating out of items to assert, yet he’s going to determine simply how mistaken he is...

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  • Pop. 1280

    By Jim Thompson

    Nick Corey is a bad sheriff on objective. He does not resolve difficulties, implement principles or arrest criminals. He is aware that no-one in tiny Potts County really desires to persist with the legislations and he's completely content material lazing approximately, consuming 5 nutrients an afternoon, and snoozing with all of the eligible women.

    Still, Nick has a few very complicated difficulties to accommodate. neighborhood pimps were sassing him, ruining his already tattered recognition. His female friend Rose is being terrorized by way of her husband. after which, there is his spouse and her brother Lenny who will not cease troubling Nick's already under pressure brain. Are they a bit too shut for a brother and a sister?

    With an election bobbing up, Nick must repair his difficulties and quick. as the something Nick does comprehend is that he'll do whatever to stick sheriff. simply because, because it seems, Sheriff Nick Corey isn't really approximately as dumb as he seems.

    In Pop. 1280, broadly considered as a vintage of mid-20th century crime, Thompson bargains up certainly one of his top, in a story of lust, homicide, and betrayal within the Deep South that used to be the root for the significantly acclaimed French movie Coup de Torchon.

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