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Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and... Read more about Doomsday Book

Mary shook her head. “All you’ve missed is Gilchrist’s speech.” She leaned back in her chair to let Dunworthy squeeze past her into the narrow observation area. She had taken off her coat and wool hat...



The incredible true story of survival and salvation that is the basis for two major motion pictures: 2014's Unbroken and the upcoming Unbroken: Path to Redemption.

In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinq... Read more about Unbroken

IN THE PREDAWN DARKNESS OF AUGUST 26, 1929, IN THE back bedroom of a small house in Torrance, California, a twelve-year-old boy sat up in bed, listening. There was a sound coming from outside, growing...


"Want to read something good?. . . If you like my stuff, you'll like this."-Stephen King



A riveting psychological suspense debut that weaves a mystery about... Read more about The Chalk Man

The letter arrives without a flourish or fanfare or even a sense of foreboding. It slips through the letter box, sandwiched between a charity envelope for Macmillan and a flyer for a new pizza takeawa...



The instant New York Times and #1 international bestseller. "You should read Behind Her Eyes…It's bloody brilliant." -Stephen King

Behind Her Eyes is the masterful psychological thriller from Sarah Pinborough with the e... Read more about Behind Her Eyes

There’s still mud under my fingernails when David finally comes home. I can feel it stinging against my raw skin, deep under the beds. My stomach twists, wringing fresh nerves out as the front door sh...


A world on the precipice of the apocalypse. A secret forged in the flames of war. A chance to start over.

For John Sutton, only one of those three things matters.

Retired from a decade of brutal war, he wants nothing more than a quiet pastoral life... Read more about Domestication

John stared morosely down the long path, wincing as his cart bounced across the ruts formed by the late spring rain. The rolling hills had given way to steep mountains that thrust up into the sky like...


As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart dis... Read more about Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

Of course not. Our nights are not filled with worries about scarlet fever, malaria, or bubonic plague. Cholera doesn’t run rampant through our communities; river blindness, black water fever, and elep...


The Book That Launched an International Movement

"An absolute must-read for parents." -The Boston Globe

"It rivals Rachel Carson's Silent Spring." -The Cincinnati Enquirer

"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets... Read more about Last Child in the Woods

IF, WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, we tramped through forests of Nebraska cottonwoods, or raised pigeons on a rooftop in Queens, or fished for Ozark bluegills, or felt the swell of a wave that traveled a thousan...


I'm getting a little tired of completing my goals, only to have the bar raised too substantially for me to transition at a productive pace...

I started off as a sad little ghost with an impossible crush on four really hot, Gothic guys with some attit... Read more about Two Kingdoms

I’ve prepared for him to manipulate and trap me into some semblance of my deal, but in reality, I’ll only get a little back. He’ll be like the damn genie with three shitty wishes, so my wording has t...


The bestselling debut, with over a million copies sold, that launched Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher and "the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" (The Washington Post).

"Required reading for anyo... Read more about In the Woods

What I warn you to remember is that I am a detective. Our relationship with truth is fundamental but cracked, refracting confusingly like fragmented glass. It is the core of our careers, the endgame o...


Barry Award Nominee

Gumshoe Award Finalist

Georgia Writer of the Year Award-First Novel Finalist

Macavity Award-Mystery Readers Int'l. Finalist ... Read more about Blindsighted

Sara Linton leaned back in her chair, mumbling a soft “Yes, Mama” into the telephone. She wondered briefly if there would ever come a point in time when she would be too old to be taken over her mothe...

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