The Rembrandt Affair
Best selling author Daniel Silva has written another in his popular series of thrillers about Israeli spy Gabriel Allon. This is a tale of greed, passion, and murder spanning more than half a century, centered on an object of haunting beauty.
A Maine restaurant owner tells high school teacher Jake Epping that there is a time portal to the year 1958. Dying of cancer, he has only one wish: He wants Jake to go back in time and prevent the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. According to author Stephen King, the idea for this novel has been percolating in his mind for decades.
A Game of Thrones 4-Book Boxed Set (A Song of Ice and Fire Series)
This is the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Author George R. R. Martin, dubbed the “American Tolkien” by Time magazine - has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom.
Bridge of Sighs
After a lifetime in the same small upstate New York town, Lou C. Lynch, a deeply cautious and conventional man, is headed for a vacation in Italy. It's an improbable leap for this most improbable hero of the latest novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo (Empire Falls).
For One More Day
This is the first novel from Mitch Albom ("Tuesdays with Morrie"). This slender fable about a family poses a simple yet infinitely resonant question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one? Charley Benetto's miraculous reunion with his deceased mother offers him, and Albom's readers a glimpse at the possibilities.
Spanning across eight decades--and one unusually awkward adolescence Jeffrey Eugenides' long-awaited second novel is a glorious, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire.
My Sister's Keeper
Known for expertly blending provocative themes with family conflicts and difficult moral choices, author Jodi Picoult always keeps her readers riveted with heartfelt yet impeccably researched novels, like this poignant and controversial family drama.
This powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Elizabeth Strout is about the kind of woman you would run across the street to avoid meeting. She's abrasive and unapologetically rude. Now retired, she taught seventh-grade math in the small Maine town of Crosby for years, earning a reputation as the mean teacher who leaves her students flustered and trembling. She is loud, unnerving, tart-tongued, and completely unforgettable.
Author Tatiana de Rosnay, sets her exciting novel during the summer of 1942 when the French police arrested thousands of Jewish families and held them outside of Paris before shipping them off to Auschwitz. On the 60th anniversary of the roundups, an expatriate American journalist covering the atrocities discovers a personal connection. Her apartment was formerly occupied by one such family.
Saving Fish from Drowning
Loosely based on fact and purportedly communicated by a deceased San Francisco woman to a medium via "automatic writing," it's the story of 11 Americans who depart their Myanmar resort on a Christmas morning to boat across a misty lake; and vanish. This provocative new novel is by Amy Tan the author of The Joy Luck Club.
Stieg Larsson Trilogy : The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
These best-selling novels by Sweden's Stieg Larsson are set in Sweden and feature Lisbeth Salander - “one of the most original and memorable heroines to surface in a recent thriller” (The New York Times). The trilogy is an international sensation that will grab you and keep you “reading with eyes wide open” (San Francisco Chronicle). “[It] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve” (The Independent, U.K.), but “be warned: the trilogy is seriously addictive.” (The Guardian, U.K.).
This espionage novel by Frederick Forsyth, the grandmaster of international intrigue is based on real events connected with the July 2005 London subway bombings. The Afghan is a pulse-raising tale of plots and counter-plots as leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom uncover the outlines of a massive al Qaeda attack plan, and attempt a risky substitution.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, a former documentary film maker, is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life, as only a dog could tell it.
The Darkest Evening of The Year Dean Koontz has an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he’s been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear—and of enduring devotion.
Southern whites' guilt for not expressing gratitude to the black maids who raised them threatens to become a familiar refrain. But don't tell Kathryn Stockett because her novel tells a story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide.
After the publication of Twilight, the sensational debut novel by Stephenie Meyer, Publishers Weekly chose her as one of the "most promising new authors of 2005" - a prediction that proves ever more true with each new thriller.
The Hour I First Believed
This is a profound and heart-rending work of fiction. Wally Lamb ("I Know This Much is True") proves once again that he is a virtuoso storyteller, assembling a variety of voices and an ensemble of characters rich enough to evoke all of humanity.
Behind the fancy "Finley & Figg" sign are two middle-aged lawyers just getting by. Then one day, while they're wading through yet another mundane day of paper-pushing in their modest Chicago office, everything changes forever when a fast-track attorney joins their firm. This is the latest best seller from the master of the legal thriller, John Grisham.
The Lost Symbol
This is another brilliant tapestry of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes by bestselling writer Dan Brown author of numerous thrillers, including The Da Vinci Code, one of the biggest literary bestsellers of all time.
The Lucky One
Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of the heart-tugging novel by Nicholas Sparks believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.
Author E. L. Doctorow (Ragtime), powerfully recounts the saga of Sherman's march, and manages to meld personal stories with the myths in this thrilling and poignant novel. He not only conveys the consequences of that campaign for soldiers and civilians in harrowingly intimate detail, but also creates a portrait of war as a mindless mass rage severed from any cause, ideal, or moral principle.
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
This novel by Kim Edwards, begins on a winter night in 1964. Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret.
The Mill River Recluse
A story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places. Author Darcie Chan was born in Wisconsin and grew up in the small towns of Brandon, Wisconsin, La Junta and Cheraw, Colorado, and Paoli, Indiana.
The Paris Wife
This compelling, spellbinding portrait of a marriage from author Paula McLain who takes her readers on a voyeuristic journey into the dispair that haunted the bestselling novelist Ernest Hemingway. Through the voice of his first wife, Hadley,she shares the dark side of the much glorified bohemian lifestyle of American expatriates in Paris during the 1920s.
McLain's writing has a beautiful simplicity. She creates for her reader a sense that she is Hadley and The Paris Wife is her memoir.
This exciting novel was written by William P. Young, a Canadian who was raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. His intriguing crime mystery story is about a man whose daughter was abducted. He then receives an invitation to an isolated shack which apparently came from God.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
In his first novel David Wroblewski, a 48-year-old software developer in Colorado, has written an enormous but effortless read, that is simply a captivating story about a mute boy and his dogs.
The Tiger's Wife
In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife. Author Téa Obreht has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35.
The White Tiger
What makes this much trumpeted debut novel by Aravind Adiga such a triumph is the strikingly contemporary voice with which it skewers its subject: a beguiling mix of pitch-black humor and devastating cynicism that feels both refreshingly modern and bracingly direct.
In his second novel, Charles Frazier ("Cold Mountain") sends a 12-year-old orphan named Will into the wilderness with only a horse, a key, and a map, into Indian country to run a trading post. Thrust into a frontier society where everything is uncertain, Will places his allegiance on the side of the embattled Cherokees and accumulates money and property but unsuccessfully represents them when the federal government decides to remove them from their lands. Finally, some mysterious strangers ride into town to collect their debts, and Will's empire comes tumbling down.
World Without End
Best selling author Ken Follett has written a sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth" (1989). It takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth.