A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel

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Viking #ad - . A gentleman in moscow is laced with sparkling threads they will tie up and tokens they will matter: special keys, gold coins, stolen passports, duels and scars, secret compartments, vials of coveted liquid, a ruby necklace, old-fashioned pistols, hidden assignations discreet and smoky, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery .

. From the new york times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel #ad - I think the world feels disordered right now. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. The book is like a salve. In 1922, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.

A luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama. The san francisco Chronicle. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

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Rules of Civility: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - From the new york times-bestselling author of a gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” Boston Globe novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table.

This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of new york’s social strata, and its immensely appealing characters, its intricate imagery and themes,  Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

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Study Guide for Book Clubs: A Gentleman in Moscow

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#ad - Whether you are a member of a reading group, this clear and concise guide, written by a specialist in literature, or simply reading 'A Gentleman in Moscow' for pleasure, will greatly enhance your reading experience. For those in book clubs, this useful companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for meetings and guarantees productive discussion.

For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a multi-layered text. A comprehensive guide to amor towles' acclaimed new novel 'a gentleman in Moscow', this discussion aid includes a wealth of information and resources: useful literary and historical context; an author biography; a plot synopsis; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; twenty thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended further reading and even a quick quiz.

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Where the Crawdads Sing

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful.

The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Where the Crawdads Sing #ad - So in late 1969, when handsome chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

But kya is not what they say.

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Educated: A Memoir

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Random House #ad - Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.

The new york Times Book Review. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive. 1 new york times, kept out of school,  and boston globe bestseller • named one of the ten best books of the year by the new york times book review • one of president barack obama’s favorite books of the year • bill gates’s holiday reading list • finalist for the national book critic circle’s award in autobiography • finalist for the national book critics circle’s john leonard prize for best first book • finalist for the pen/jean stein book award named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • o: the oprah magazine • time • npr • good morning america • san francisco chronicle • the guardian • the economist • financial times • newsday • new york post • theskimm • refinery29 • bloomberg • self • real simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, KQED • New York Public LibraryAn unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, WALL STREET JOURNAL, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

Educated: A Memoir #ad - When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

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Little Fires Everywhere

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Penguin Press #ad - Soon to be a hulu limited series, starring reese witherspoon and Kerry WashingtoneBook includes special materials for book clubs: a Q&A with Celeste Ng and John Green, a letter from Celeste Ng, and book club discussion questions. Named a best book of the year by: people, the washington post, esquire, npr, amazon,  kirkus reviews, iBooks, Library Reads, The Daily Beast,  Book of the Month, Audible, GQ, Southern Living,  Paste, Goodreads, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Barnes & Noble,  St.

But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Soon mia and pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. Enter mia warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons.

Little Fires Everywhere #ad - It's a marvel. Paula hawkinsfrom the bestselling author of everything I Never Told You,  a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In shaker heights, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.

Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year. John green"Witty, wise, and tender. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

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The Alice Network: A Novel

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. So when charlie's parents banish her to europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. 1915.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter. Until a young american barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth.

The Alice Network: A Novel #ad - . No matter where it leads. Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. A year into the great war, eve gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy.

She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. Sent into enemy-occupied france, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - The only way to survive is to open your heart.  . When she and raymond together save sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. 1 new york times bestseller and the perfect holiday gift a reese witherspoon book club pick“beautifully written and incredibly funny,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection.

I fell in love with eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese WitherspoonNo one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet eleanor oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel #ad - . And it is raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Soon to be a major motion picture produced by reese witherspoon, warm,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes.

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Becoming

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Crown #ad - Along the way, crushed carpool Karaoke, she showed us a few dance moves, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. And around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments.

An intimate, and inspiring memoir by the former first Lady of the United States   In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, powerful, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the united states of america—the first african American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.

S. In her memoir, michelle obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.

Becoming #ad - Warm, wise, and revelatory, becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. With unerring honesty and lively wit, both public and private, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms.

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Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones.

In the early 1900s, teenaged sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. A new york times top ten book of the year and national book award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan San Francisco Chronicle.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. New york times notable book of 2017 * a usa today top ten of 2017 * july pick for the pbs newshour-new york times book club now read this * finalist for the 2018 dayton literary peace prize* winner of the medici book club prize roxane gay's favorite book of 2017, washington post new york times bestseller * #1 boston globe bestseller * usa today bestseller * wall street journal bestseller * washington POST BESTSELLER "There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers.

Pachinko National Book Award Finalist #ad - From bustling street markets to the halls of japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

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Vintage #ad - After oil was discovered beneath their land, built mansions, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, and sent their children to study in Europe. In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror, ” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.

But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI #ad - It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. Edgar hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. New york times bestseller   -  national book AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting.

. It will sear your soul.

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