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The Alice Network
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR´s Best Books of the Year! One of Bookbub´s Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick! The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women-a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947-are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...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. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!´´-Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America´s First Daughter

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Little Failure
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Little Failure is Gary Shteyngart´s bestselling and very funny memoir. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In 1979 seven-year-old Gary Shteyngart and his parents left the Soviet Union for the consumerist paradise of America. As good Russian Jews, Gary´s parents were determined that he make something of himself. As a diminutive asthmatic with a runny nose, Gary knew his was to be a life of spectacular disappointments. He wasn´t wrong. In Little Failure he reveals how, by ending up a prize-winning novelist, he visited great shame on his family. ´Dazzling, exquisitely charted. Time spent with Shteyngart is like being with Woody Allen on speed: razor-sharp, funny and deeply moving´ Mail on Sunday ´A marvel of a story. His finest book yet´ Zadie Smith ´An immigrant story, a coming-of-age story, a becoming-a-writer story. Dazzling´ Meg Wolitzer Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972. In 2007 he was named one of Granta´s Best Young American novelists. His debut The Russian Debutante´s Handbook was widely acclaimed (and won the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction), as were his second, Absurdistan (one of the 10 Best Books of the Year in the New York Times) and Super Sad True Love Story (which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize).

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The Alice Network (eBook, ePUB)
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Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn´s next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER #1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER One of NPR´s Best Books of the Year! One of Bookbub´s Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year! Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick! The Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. 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. 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 . 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. 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. 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. 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...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. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America´s First Daughter

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The Trespasser
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The case that will make Detective Antoinette Conway´s murder squad career. Or break it. ´Its single voice is brilliantly sustained´ Sunday Times There´s the murder squad you set your sights on at the beginning: the one where you´re playing knife-edge mind-games with psychopathic geniuses. And there´s the one you actually work on. The night shifts. The vicious pranks that go too far. Sifting the dregs for the case that might just be special. ´A series from this side of the Atlantic [to] rival the best of the Americans´ Sunday Express Tonight´s case isn´t it. Uniforms call it in as a slam-dunk domestic. Except when Conway takes a good look at the victim´s face, she realises she´s seen her somewhere before. And she knows there´s a different answer. And it takes her breath away. ´A beautifully wrought murder mystery´ Mail on Sunday This is the case she imagined. Precision-cut and savage, lithe and momentous.

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The Gap in Time
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´A shining delight of a novel´ New York Times ´Clever and beautiful...it soars´ Financial Times A baby girl is abandoned, banished from London to the storm-ravaged American city of New Bohemia. Her father has been driven mad by jealousy, her mother to exile by grief. Seventeen years later, Perdita doesn´t know a lot about who she is or where she´s come from - but she´s about to find out. Jeanette Winterson´s cover version of The Winter´s Tale vibrates with echoes of Shakespeare´s original and tells a story of hearts broken and hearts healed, a story of revenge and forgiveness, a story that shows that whatever is lost shall be found. ´Emotionally wrought and profoundly intelligent... A supremely clever, compelling and emotionally affecting novel that deserves multiple readings to appreciate its many layers´ Mail on Sunday ´There are passages here so concisely beautiful they give you goosebumps´ Observer ´Pulsates with such authenticity and imaginative generosity that I defy you not to engage with it´ Independent

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The Force (eBook, ePUB)
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Instant New York Times Bestseller Best of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher´s Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist , TheRealBookSpy.com, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK) ´´ The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather , only with cops. It´s that good.” — Stephen King The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel —voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times —makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn´t true . . . All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is ´´the King of Manhattan North;” a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of ´´Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he´s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He´s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city´s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today.

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The Force
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Instant New York Times Bestseller Best of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher´s Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist, TheRealBookSpy.com, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK) ´´The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It´s that good.´´ - Stephen King The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel-voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times-makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn´t true . . . All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is ´´the King of Manhattan North,´´ a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of ´´Da Force.´´ Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he´s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He´s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean-including Malone himself. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city´s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today.

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Arnhem
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The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain´s Number One bestselling historian and author of the classic Stalingrad ´Our greatest chronicler of the Second World War . . . his fans will love it´ - Robert Fox, Evening Standard ´The eye for telling detail which we have come to expect from Antony Beevor. . . this time, though, he turns his brilliance as a military historian to a subject not just of defeat, but dunderhead stupidity´ Daily Mail On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany´s parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But could it ever have worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch, who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war. The British fascination with heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths. Antony Beevor, using often overlooked sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting, which General Student himself called ´The Last German Victory´. Yet this book, written in Beevor´s inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single, dramatic battle. It looks into the very heart of war. ´In Beevor´s hands, Arnhem becomes a study of national character´ - Ben Macintyre, The Times´Superb book, tirelessly researched and beautifully written´ - Saul David, Daily Telegraph ´Complete mastery of both the story and the sources´ - Keith Lowe, Literary Review ´Another masterwork from the most feted military historian of our time´ - Jay Elwes, Prospect Magazine ´The analysis he has produced of the disaster is forensic´ - Giles Milton, Sunday Times ´He is a master of his craft . . . we have here a definitive account´ - Piers Paul Read, The Tablet

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Arnhem
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The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain´s Number One bestselling historian and author of the classic Stalingrad ´Our greatest chronicler of the Second World War . . . his fans will love it´ - Robert Fox, Evening Standard ´The eye for telling detail which we have come to expect from Antony Beevor. . . this time, though, he turns his brilliance as a military historian to a subject not just of defeat, but dunderhead stupidity´ Daily Mail On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany´s parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But could it ever have worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch, who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war. The British fascination with heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths. Antony Beevor, using often overlooked sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting, which General Student himself called ´The Last German Victory´. Yet this book, written in Beevor´s inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single, dramatic battle. It looks into the very heart of war. ´In Beevor´s hands, Arnhem becomes a study of national character´ - Ben Macintyre, The Times ´Superb book, tirelessly researched and beautifully written´ - Saul David, Daily Telegraph ´Complete mastery of both the story and the sources´ - Keith Lowe, Literary Review ´Another masterwork from the most feted military historian of our time´ - Jay Elwes, Prospect Magazine ´The analysis he has produced of the disaster is forensic´ - Giles Milton, Sunday Times ´He is a master of his craft . . . we have here a definitive account´ - Piers Paul Read, The Tablet

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There There (eBook, ePUB)
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NYTBR TOP 10 BEST BOOK 2018 AN OPRAH MAGAZINE TOP 15 BEST BOOK 2018 WINNER OF THE WRITER´S CENTER FIRST NOVEL 2018 AWARD ´THERE THERE drops on us like a thunderclap; the big, booming, explosive sound of 21st century literature finally announcing itself . Essential.´ ? Marlon James , author of A Brief History of Seven Killings ´A gripping deep dive into urban indigenous community in California: an astonishing literary debut !´ ? Margaret Atwood , on Twitter ´How do you rewrite the story of a people? This question shapes Tommy Orange?s sorrowful, beautiful debut novel . . . There There itself is a kind of dance. Even in its tragic details, it is lyrical and playful, shaking and shimmering with energy . The novel dips into the tiniest personal details and sweeps across history. Orange creates beauty out of tragedy. ´ Guardian ´ It is optimism that lingers after finishing the book. Fragile and flawed though this hope may be, it remains moving and powerful, just like the rest of Orange?s impressive achievement .´ Observer ´Compelling and affecting . . . A searing, haunting read , all the way to its violent, intense climax.´ Mail on Sunday ´ A magnificent achievement . . . A novel is not a diatribe against rightly recognized wrongs. It is also a point of human communication that makes you understand about the one you thought the other. To that extent, Orange has created a remarkable work, and I have little doubt that he will be ranked in the pantheon of 21st century American novelists. Scotland on Sunday ´Welcome to a brilliant and generous artist who has already enlarged the landscape of American fiction . There There is a comic vision haunted by profound sadness. Tommy Orange is a new writer with an old heart.´ ?Louise Erdrich ? Groundbreaking. Extraordinary. Tommy Orange has written a tense, prismatic book with inexorable momentum.? New York Times ? Masterful. White-hot. A devastating debut novel.? Washington Post Jacquie Red Feather and her sister Opal grew up together, relying on each other during their unsettled childhood. As adults they were driven apart, but Jacquie is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. That?s why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle´s death. Edwin is looking for his true father. Opal came to watch her boy Orvil dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. All of them are there for the cultural celebration that is the Big Oakland Powwow. But Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powwow with darker intentions. ´There There is a propulsive, groundbreaking novel, polyphonic and multigenerational, weaving together an array of contemporary Native American voices into a singularly dynamic and original meta-narrative about violence and recovery, about family and loss, about identity and power.´ Derek Palacio

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