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Lie Down with Lions
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9780451210463
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Vintage Follett . . . This is his most ambitious novel and it succeeds admirably." —USA Today Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the Cold War, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan—to the moment of truth and deadly decision for all of them. . . .

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    Lie Down with Lions
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781101143827
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Vintage Follett . . . This is his most ambitious novel and it succeeds admirably." —USA Today Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the Cold War, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan—to the moment of truth and deadly decision for all of them. . . .

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    Lie Down with Lions
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 0688058914
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The intrigue surrounding Russian efforts to assassinate Masud, the leader of the Afghan guerrilla forces battling the Russians, sweeps a young Englishwoman, a French physician, and a roving American into its maelstrom

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    Lie Down with Lions
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9781447221616
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Afghanistan
  • Jane, a brave and sensual Englishwoman, is caught in a deadly romantic triangle between rival spies Ellis and Jean-Pierre. Love, hatred and deception sweep them from terrorist conspiracies in Paris to full-tilt guerilla warfare in Afghanistan. Jean-Pierre and Jane marry and go to work as doctors in the Valley of the Five Lions to help the rebels fighting for their freedom against the Russians. Trapped between extremes of violence, lust and danger, Jane desperately tries to get out of the line of fire. Help comes unexpectedly, from her husband's greatest enemy. They soon become the centre of the action, as treachery seeks its prey. Follett builds the menacing tension to breaking point, leading to a confrontation that echoes all our nightmares.

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    Jackdaws
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780451219596
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In his own bestselling tradition of Eye of the Needle and The Key to Rebecca, Ken Follett delivers a breathtaking novel of suspense set in the most dangerous days of World War II. D-Day is approaching. They don’t know where or when, but the Germans know it’ll be soon, and for Felicity “Flick” Clariet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain’s most effective operatives in Northern France. She knows that the Germans’ ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communications, and in the days before the invasion no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe. But when Flick and her Resistance-leader husband try a direct, head-on assault that goes horribly wrong, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, her own confidence badly shaken, she has one last chance at the target, but the challenge, once daunting, is now near impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be assembled and trained within days. Code-named the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans—but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own. There are secrets Flick does not know—secrets within the German ranks, secrets among her hastily recruited team, secrets among those she trusts the most. And as the hours tick down to the point of no return, most daunting of all, there are secrets within herself. . . . Filled with the powerful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and authentic detail that have become his hallmarks, Jackdaws is Ken Follett writing at the height of his powers.

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    Paper Money
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780143133360
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An explosive novel of high finance and underworld villainy from Ken Follett, the grand master of international action and suspense. Crime, high finances, and journalism are interconnected in this early thriller by the author of On Wings of Eagles and Lie Down With Lions. In one suspenseful, action-packed day, fortunes change hands as an ambitious young reporter scrambles to crack the story. A suicidal junior minister, an avaricious tycoon, and a seasoned criminal with his team of tough guys all play their parts in a scheme that moves "paper money" around at a dizzying pace.

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    Whiteout
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780451225146
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Everyone likes a page-turner, and Follett is the best." —The Philadelphia Inquirer "A hell of a storyteller" (Entertainment Weekly), #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett reinvents the thriller with each new novel. But nothing matches the intricate knife-edge drama of Whiteout. . . . A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come. As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people, Toni among them, converge on a remote family house. All have something to gain or lose from the drug developed to fight the virus. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks—jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries—crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett into a class by himself.

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    The Modigliani Scandal
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 110143662X
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A high-speed, high-stakes thriller from Ken Follett, the grand master of international action and suspense. A fabulous "lost masterpiece" becomes the ultimate prize—for an art historian whose ambition consumes everyone around her, an angry young painter with a plan for revenge on the art establishment, and a desperate gallery owner who may have double-crossed his own life away. Behind the elegance and glamour of the art world, anything goes—theft, forgery, betrayal, and maybe even murder. . . .

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    Notre-Dame
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781529037654
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Architecture
  • ‘Two days after Notre Dame burned, I flew to Paris to appear on the TV programme La Grande Librairie for a discussion about cathedrals. The following morning I had breakfast at the Hotel Bristol with my French publisher and she asked me to write a short book about Notre Dame and what it means to all of us. She said she would donate the publisher’s profits to the rebuilding fund and, if I wished, I could do the same with my royalties. Yes, I said; of course, I’d love to.’ Ken Follett In aid of the crucial restoration work to restore Paris’s great cathedral, Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is a moving, short piece of non-fiction celebrating the stunning history of this beloved building, from Ken Follett, author of the multi-million copy selling Kingsbridge series. This edition contains an exclusive extract from The Evening and the Morning, a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, publishing Autumn 2020. A minimum of 50p per copy on each sale of this book will go to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.

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    On Wings of Eagles
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9780451213099
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • #1 bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1978, and of the unconventional means one American used to save his countrymen. . . . When two of his employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, handpicked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared. . . .

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    Fall of Giants
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN : 9781101543559
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Ken Follett’s magnificent historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . .

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    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Author : C.S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 396
  • Genre : Fiction
  • C. S. Lewis was a British author, lay theologian, and contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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    Ken Follett Three Bestsellers
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 1263
  • ISBN : 9781101562086
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

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    The Butterfly Lion
  • Author : Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780008496029
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the stunning, classic story of an unforgettable friendship with a glorious colour gift edition, fully illustrated by Christian Birmingham.

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    Night Over Water
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 0688046606
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An English aristocrat, a German scientist, a murderer, a thief, and a beautiful woman are among the desperate passengers who board the most luxurious airliner ever built to escape from England two days after the declaration of war against Germany in 1939

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    In the Skin of a Lion
  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307776631
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.

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    Eye of the Needle
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780143132042
  • Reader Reviews : 47
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, A Column of Fire, and The Evening and the Morning His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . . But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom—and win the war for the Nazis. . . .

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    I Know This Much Is True
  • Author : Wally Lamb
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 884
  • ISBN : 0060391626
  • Reader Reviews : 149
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation

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    The Veldt
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 1583420282
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Books
  • The advanced technology of a house first pleases then increasingly terrifies its occupants.

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    Until the Lions
  • Author : Karthika Nair
  • Publisher : Archipelago
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781939810373
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Poetry
  • A dazzling and eloquent reworking of the Mahabharata, one of South Asia's best-loved epics, through nineteen peripheral voices. With daring poetic forms, Karthika Naïr breathes new life into this ancient epic. Karthika Naïr refracts the epic Mahabharata through the voices of nameless soldiers, outcast warriors and handmaidens as well as abducted princesses, tribal queens, and a gender-shifting god. As peripheral figures and silent catalysts take center stage, we get a glimpse of lives and stories buried beneath the dramas of god and nation, heroics and victory - of the lives obscured by myth and history, all too often interchangeable. Until the Lions is a kaleidoscopic, poetic tour de force. It reveals the most intimate threads of desire, greed, and sacrifice in this foundational epic.

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    Life of Pi
  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0143417894
  • Reader Reviews : 2799
  • Genre : Action and adventure fiction
  • Pi Patel, having spent an idyllic childhood in Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper, sets off with his family at the age of sixteen to start anew in Canada, but his life takes a marvelous turn when their ship sinks in the Pacific, leaving him adrift on a raft with a 450-pound Bengal tiger for company.

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    Touch the Devil
  • Author : Jack Higgins
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781936317387
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The hero of The Eagle Has Landed returns in a Cold War adventure that pits two IRA veterans against a ruthless mercenary whose only ideology is greed. Terrorist-for-hire Frank Barry has been wreaking havoc in Germany and France, with backing from the KGB. His next mission might be his deadliest, as Barry plans to steal a state-of-the-art missile and sell it to the highest bidder. Only Barry’s longtime rivals, retired IRA gunman Liam Devlin and his ally Martin Brosnan, can prevent the missile from falling into the wrong hands. But first Devlin must stage a thrilling jailbreak to free Brosnan before the men set off on a gripping race against the clock to eliminate Barry and his reign of terror. From the New York Times–bestselling author of Rain on the Dead, Eye of the Storm, and countless other action-packed thrillers, this is an “exciting and believable” journey into the dangerous world of spies, assassins, and soldiers of fortune (The New York Times).

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    Ken Follett
  • Author : Carlos Ramet
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0879727985
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • "This study, which should appeal to both the scholar and the general reader, concludes with an assessment of Ken Follett's work so far and demonstrates that while he is part of a continuum, he has uniquely transformed his chosen genre - the thriller - and has made a significant contribution to popular cultural forms."--BOOK JACKET.

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    The Lion's Game
  • Author : Nelson DeMille
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 9780446931380
  • Reader Reviews : 28
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Detective John Corey, last seen in Plum Island, now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family. Filled with unrelenting suspense and surprising plot twists at every terrifying turn, The Lion's Game is a heartstopping race against time and one of Nelson DeMille's most riveting thrillers.

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    Piranha
  • Author : Clive Cussler,Boyd Morrison
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780698140769
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon find themselves exposed when a brilliant scientist blows their cover in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series by the grand master of adventure. In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand—and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy. During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist’s work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregonon a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known.

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    Hornet Flight
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN : 9780330466417
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the master storyteller, Ken Follett, Hornet Flight is a startling thriller set amidst the Danish Resistance. Europe in Darkness 1941. The Nazis have Denmark in their vice-like grip, their malign presence corroding everything its inhabitants hold dear. Even the police betray their countrymen and work with the Gestapo to hunt down spies. A Glimmer of Hope In this hostile climate the Danish resistance discover a secret that could change the course of the war – proof of an advanced German radar installation that is causing catastrophic losses to Allied planes bringing the fight to Germany. A Dangerous Mission The resistance must get the information to the British and will have only one chance, using a near-derelict Hornet Moth bi-plane mouldering away in a church. If they succeed the balance of the war will be tipped in the Allies’ favour but failure will see them killed . . .

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    A Dangerous Fortune
  • Author : Ken Follett
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780440217497
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A breathtaking thriller featuring "political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises" (San Francisco Chronicle), from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Column of Fire In 1866, tragedy strikes the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives. From the exclusive men’s clubs and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London’s upper class to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world’s wealth, one family is splintered by a shared legacy. But greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy’s death, must be stopped, or the dreams of a nation will die. Praise for A Dangerous Fortune “A terrific page-turner.”—Los Angeles Times “Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises . . . old-fashioned entertainment.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful.”—The New York Times “Gripping, complex plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . fascinating characters . . . You won’t be able to put down this exciting page-turner.”—Lexington Herald-Leader “Follett [builds] to a dramatic climax with the same masterful control that guided Eye of the Needle and The Pillars of the Earth.”—Playboy “I don’t usually enjoy historical thrillers but admit to being totally captivated by Ken Follett’s A Dangerous Fortune.”—Chicago Tribune “Highly entertaining . . . Follett’s characters are drawn with broad, realistic strokes . . . this story of greed and retribution should win Follett new fans.”—Publishers Weekly “Rich, complex, thrilling, suspenseful, well plotted . . . A Dangerous Fortune is dangerous reading. You won’t be able to put it down.”—Authors and Critics

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    To Lie with Lions
  • Author : Dorothy Dunnett
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 668
  • ISBN : 9780375704826
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolò series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. The year is 1471. Within the circus of statecraft, where the lions of Burgundy, Cyprus, England, and Venice stalk and snarl, Nicholas wields a valued whip. Having wrested his little son Jordan from his estranged wife, Gelis, he embarks on the greatest business scheme of his life-- beginning with a journey to Iceland. But while Nicholas confronts merchant knights, polar bears, and the frozen volcanic wastelands of the North, a greater challenge awaits: the vengeful Gelis, whose secrets threaten to topple all Nicholas has achieved. Here is Dorothy Dunnett at her best. Robustly paced, prodigiously detailed, To Lie with Lions renders the quicksands of Renaissance politics as well as the turnings of the human soul, from love to hate and back.

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    The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb
  • Author : Eric H F Law
  • Publisher : Chalice Press
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 082724231X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • This groundbreaking work explores how certain cultures consciously and unconsciously dominate in multicultural situations and what can be done about it.

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    Daniel in the Lions' Den
  • Author : Ronne Randall
  • Publisher : Flying Frog Publishing
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 1884628273
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Bible stories, English
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    We Were Liars Deluxe Edition
  • Author : E. Lockhart
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781524766955
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition. And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author! A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collector’s edition includes: · Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence · A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process · The author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree · Unique ideas for book discussions—Sinclair family–style · An excerpt from E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel Genuine Fraud—a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. Praise for We Were Liars: 20 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (The New York Times) “Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents.” —The Wall Street Journal “A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.” —Parade.com “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars “You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending.” —Entertainment Weekly “An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing.” —The New York Times Book Review “No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is . . . [Lockhart’s] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic.” —Chicago Tribune

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    Lion (Movie Tie-In)
  • Author : Saroo Brierley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780399587153
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards! This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again... At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. Lion is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope. Previously published as A Long Way Home

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    The Last Spymaster
  • Author : Gayle Lynds
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781429906852
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Charles Jay Tice was a spy's spy--a legendary figure in the CIA, and the intelligence world in general, towards the end of the Cold War. But he was also a traitor, having sold secrets that seriously compromised the U.S. for years to come. Since his conviction, he's been kept in the tightest maximum security prison under the tightest security. Until one morning, his cell is discovered empty--Tice has disappeared without even the hint of trace. Agent Elaine Cunningham is a 'hunter', assigned to find Tice quickly, before the rest of the world knows he's gone. But she soon finds out that something is very wrong. This is more than just an impossible escape by a master spy--lurking in the shadows is a much bigger, deeper, and more dangerous conspiracy than an old spy's last run for freedom.

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    Revelation
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9780857861016
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Bibles
  • The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

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    Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily, #4)
  • Author : Jackie French
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1460754999
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Australian fiction
  • The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII wishes to marry American divorcee, and suspected German agent, Wallis Simpson. Top-secret documents that the king must read and sign are being neglected for weeks, and some are even turning up in Berlin. And as Germany grows its military might with many thousands of new fighter planes every year, Britain and its empire are under increasing threat. Can Miss Lily's most successful protege, Sophie Vaile, the Countess of Shillings, seduce the new king, prevent his marriage to Wallis Simpson, and turn him from fascism? And if a man can sacrifice his life for his country, should a woman hesitate to sacrifice her honour? Based on new correspondence found in German archives, Lilies, Love and Lies is a work of fiction.Or is it?

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    How to Be a Good Dog
  • Author : Gail Page
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9781599901510
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Cat helps Bobo the dog show Mrs. Birdhead how good he is.

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    Keaton, the Man who Wouldn't Lie Down
  • Author : Tom Dardis
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0879101172
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Explores the complex nature of the enigmatic silent-film star through the eyes of his close friends and associates, recreating his vaudeville days, his great successes in the 1920s, and the years of decline