The year 2015 was a huge year for books. We have seen incredible titles like The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, The Crossing by Michael Connelly, Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín, Bestseller #1 New Release: Someone Like Me and others. At this early stage of the year, we already see that the new year will keep up the pace. Some remarkable books are coming and we have picked some for you, that you may want to add to your wish list of books you want to read.
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The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the highly anticipated blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams, featuring an 8-page color photo insert of thrilling images from the hit movie. More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike—beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times bestselling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.
From the bestselling author Greg Bolen, who wrote “Someone Like Me” comes Napoleon’s Treasure. A historically based enticing adventure and a romance novel. One moment of curiosity throws the American correspondent Bennett into turmoil. He is invited to the old Admiral’s house, where he finds an old parchment that describes where Napoleon’s treasure is hidden. A treasure that was hidden in the hope, Napoleon would return one day to claim his throne. The group of guests of the Admiral seeks to complete the quest: to find Napoleon’s long lost treasure. Whether you’re interested in the treasures of Napoleon, enjoy an exciting thriller with a twist of romance, this mystery unfolds as enticing clues are revealed. As the final twist reveals, that some …
A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in My Name Is Lucy Barton, this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all—the one between mother and daughter.
Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a
Someone Like Me centers on Graham Boyce, an FBI agent who is depressed. To lift his spirits, his psychiatrist suggest that he goes out and is social. He goes out, struggles to connect with others. During that night, he leaves the restaurant and he is being followed and realize with astonishment, that the man that follows him looks familiar to him or, more precisely, that man looks exactly like him. He feels threaten and fears for his life. Against his own best judgment, Boyce decides to follow his double through the night. What happens next is a wonderfully twisted reflection of personality and uniqueness? It is an amazing, brilliant thriller in this haunting tale of appearance versus reality. Greg Bolen described his objectives for the book: “I want to place the reader into the body of Graham Boyce with this book and to make the experience of the reader’s imagination, from beginning to end, an absolutely personal one.”
“The president of the United States . . . is missing.”
With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured, Jordan’s king is fighting for his life, and the U.S. president is missing and presumed captured.
As the U.S. government faces a constitutional crisis and Jordan battles for its very existence, Collins must do his best to keep the world informed while working to convince the FBI that his stories are not responsible for the terror attack on the Jordanian capital. And ISIS still has chemical weapons . . .
Camp 4 Friends: Butch Carson Adventure by Jack Hall
Join Butch, Bill, Brian and Joe on a summer vacation at Camp Abenaki. Four boys that meet on the first day of summer camp and in the days that follow, they become friends. Together, they will discover strength, encounter challenges, endure loss, build trust, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, author Jack Hall traces their unforgettable journey—full of tests and trials—as four boys discover the important bond that will last a lifetime. In a journey of friendship, the four friends grow closer and become an inseparable group known at camp as the 4 Friends. Jack Hall tells this story that spans the summer vacation, 4 Friends stick together as a vibrant group of characters and learn to manage the challenges we face in life.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE • The must-read thriller of the year, for readers of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure.
The girl who said no to death. Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman—whose doctor says she has one year to live. She replies, “We’ll see.” Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science.
An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she? Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.
The Pilgrims provides a renewed and amazingly magnificent view of our Forefathers, the Mayflower and the early Plymouth Settlement. Alphege exposes in this captivating account of the Pilgrims the heartbreaking and intense history, that echoes with us and comes alive at Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims let you discover the gripping story of their tormented voyage and courageous strength. This extravagantly illustrated book leads through history, filled with touching, witness accounts.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • Chicago Tribune • Newsday • Vulture • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly
Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”
Into The Hurricane is an adventure story, that takes the reader on an intense journey from the boy’s home in Texas to Norfolk, Virginia through to the ship’s dramatic moments going into the hurricane. The book combines a unique adventure onboard an ocean freighter with the treacherous betrayal of the Captain.
Butch Carson and his friend Bill Cody spending the most exciting, distinctive, and around-the-clock adventurous time of their summer vacation on a freighter traveling the Atlantic. They experienced the force of a hurricane that they are going into like few others ever have.