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#1

What do readers say about The Book Thief?

prose like poetryrepressed freedom and true empathy

It's 1939 in Molching, Germany, and horror is everywhere. Nazi rule has divided the nation into those who are brutalized and those who are merely oppressed. Hunger, fear, and isolation reign. There are stories here, and who better to tell them than D... Read more about The Book Thief

When the coughing stopped, there was nothing but the nothingness of life moving on with a shuffle, or a near-silent twitch. A suddenness found its way onto his lips then, which were a corroded brown c...

#2

What do readers say about The Kite Runner?

armchair cultural tourismclear and poetic

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.

"A vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people [of Afghanistan] have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violenc... Read more about The Kite Runner

I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975. I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a crumbling mud wall, peeking into the alley near the fro...

#3

What do readers say about A Little Life?

raw and brutala life changer

A stunning "portrait of the enduring grace of friendship" (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century.

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

A MAN BOOKER PRIZE ... Read more about A Little Life

THE ELEVENTH APARTMENT had only one closet, but it did have a sliding glass door that opened onto a small balcony, from which he could see a man sitting across the way, outdoors in only a T-shirt and ...

#4

What do readers say about The Song of Achilles?

breathtakingly beautifulauthentic-sounding prose

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the... Read more about The Song of Achilles

MY FATHER WAS A KING AND THE SON OF KINGS. HE was a short man, as most of us were, and built like a bull, all shoulders. He married my mother when she was fourteen and sworn by the priestess to be fru...

#5

What do readers say about A Thousand Splendid Suns?

beautiful, beautiful booksobering fiction

THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

'A suspenseful epic' Daily Telegraph

'A triumph' Financial Times

'Heartbreaking' Mail on Sunday... Read more about A Thousand Splendid Suns

It happened on a Thursday. It must have, because Mariam remembered that she had been restless and preoccupied that day, the way she was only on Thursdays, the day when Jalil visited her at the kolba. ...

#6

What do readers say about Where the Red Fern Grows?

really well writtenhistorical fiction

When Billy's much-beloved prize dogs are killed in a tragic fight with a mountain lion, he finds solace in old legends.... Read more about Where the Red Fern Grows

WHEN I LEFT MY OFFICE THAT BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY, I HAD no idea what was in store for me. To begin with, everything was too perfect for anything unusual to happen. It was one of those days when a man f...

#7

What do readers say about A Man Called Ove?

rule based thinkingsadness and humor

MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD

"You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life." -People

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon-the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his... Read more about A Man Called Ove

He drives a Saab. He’s the kind of man who points at people he doesn’t like the look of, as if they were burglars and his forefinger a policeman’s flashlight. He stands at the counter of a shop where ...

#8

What do readers say about Flowers for Algernon?

simple and easya touching story

Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, the powerful, classic story about a man who receives an operation that turns him into a genius...and introduces him to heartache.

Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with a... Read more about Flowers for Algernon

progris riport 1 martch 3 Dr Strauss says I shoud rite down what I think and remembir and evrey thing that happins to me from now on. I dont no why but he says its importint so they will see if they c...

#9

What do readers say about A Monster Calls?

stories tell the truththe monster was real

The monster in Conor’s backyard is not the one he’s been expecting — the one from the nightmare he’s had every night since his mother started her treatments. This monster is ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and... Read more about A Monster Calls

He’d had a nightmare. Well, not a nightmare. The nightmare. The one he’d been having a lot lately. The one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming. The one with the hands slipping from his gr...

#10

What do readers say about The Road?

propulsive and never meanderssparse and stark

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. I... Read more about The Road

When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him. Nights dark beyond darkness and the days more gray each one than what had gone be...

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