Normal People

Normal PeopleAt school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other He s popular and well adjusted, star of the school soccer team while she is lonely, proud, and intensely private But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne s house, a strange and indelible connect

Themes and Variations

Themes and VariationsIn this Kindle exclusive essay, international bestselling humor writer David Sedaris shares the rewards of a book tour and his devoted readers worst kept secrets.Dismissed by a bored author at a book signing, a betrayed young man named David Sedaris made a vow Someday, when it was his turn at the

Conversations with Friends

Conversations with FriendsA sharply intelligent novel about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple n nFrances is twenty one years old, cool headed, and darkly observant A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind and to the beautiful

Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, OtherJoint Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019 n nTeeming with life and crackling with energy a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood n nGirl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and RelaxationThis is a novel about a young woman s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes n nOur narrator should be happy, shouldn t she She s young, thin

The Overstory

The OverstoryThe Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of and paean to the natural world From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from anteb

The Perfect Nanny

The Perfect NannyWhen Myriam, a French Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children They never dreamed they would find Louise a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family s chic apartment

Exciting Times

Exciting TimesAn intimate, bracingly intelligent debut novel about a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyer n nAva moved to Hong Kong to find happiness, but so far, it isn t working out Since she left Dublin, she s been spending her days teaching Engl

My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy BartonLucy 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 Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of her life her impoverished childhood in Amga

An Ace and A Pair (Dead Cold Mystery #1)

An Ace and A Pair (Dead Cold Mystery #1)Detective John Stone of the NYPD has the best arrest record in the 43rd precinct But he s a dinosaur who belongs to another age Detective Carmen Dehan has such a bad attitude that nobody at the precinct can stomach her Captain Jennifer Cuevas wants them both out of the way and thinks they make a

Hamnet

HamnetDrawing on Maggie O Farrell s long term fascination with the little known story behind Shakespeare s most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child n nWarwickshire in the 1580s Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unus

Lanny

LannyThere s a village sixty miles outside London It s no different from many other villages in England one pub, one church, red brick cottages, council cottages and a few bigger houses dotted about Voices rise up, as they might do anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and wal

Afterlife

AfterlifeThe first adult novel in almost fifteen years by the internationally bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the Garc a Girls Lost Their Accents n nAntonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, has had the rug pulled out from under her She has just retired from t

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)The war against Voldemort is not going well even Muggle governments are noticing Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses.And yet .As in