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By Farnoosh Moshiri

Set in Houston within the mid-1980s, Against Gravity is a harrowing tale of 3 lives colliding— Madison Kirby, an indignant, loss of life highbrow; Ric Cardinal, a social employee devoted to aiding others yet stricken by the son he can't shop; and Roya, a suffering Iranian immigrant who has traveled for years during the war-torn heart East to reach in Texas to eke out the main tenuous lifestyles for herself and her daughter. They every one inform in their personal lives, but as their tales intertwine a portrait of shared fight and loss emerges. A devastating and gorgeous novel.

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By Marina Fiorato

In this exhilarating pass among The Da Vinci Code and The beginning of Venus, an irrepressible younger lady in 15th-century Italy needs to flee for her lifestyles after stumbling upon a perilous mystery whilst she serves as a version for Botticelli...
When part-time version and full-time prostitute Luciana Vetra is requested by way of one among her so much exalted consumers to pose for a painter good friend, she does not brain serving because the version for the critical determine of plant life in Sandro Botticelli's masterpiece "Primavera." but if the artist dismisses her with out fee, Luciana swiftly steals an unfinished model of the painting--only to discover that somone is able to kill her to get it again.
What could be so invaluable concerning the photograph? As acquaintances and consumers are slaughtered round her, Luciana turns to the single guy who hasn't ever wanted her good looks, beginner librarian Brother Guido. Fleeing Venice jointly, Luciana and Guido race in the course of the 9 towns of Renaissance Italy, pursued through ruthless foes who're made up our minds to maintain them from deciphering the painting's secrets.
Gloriously clean and shiny, with a deliciously irreverent heroine, The Botticelli Secret is an impossible to resist mix of historical past, wit, and suspense.

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By Debra Dean

Bit by way of bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip at the daily. An aged Russian lady now residing in the United States, she can't carry directly to clean memories—the information of her grown kid's lives, the impending marriage ceremony of her grandchild—yet her far away previous is miraculously preserved in her imagination.

Vivid photos of her early life in war-torn Leningrad come up unbidden, wearing her again to the negative fall of 1941, while she was once a travel advisor on the Hermitage Museum and the German army's procedure signaled the start of what will be a protracted, torturous siege at the urban. because the humans braved hunger, sour chilly, and a constant German onslaught, Marina joined different employees individuals in removal the museum's valuable masterpieces for safekeeping, leaving the frames striking empty at the partitions to represent the artistic endeavors' eventual go back. because the Luftwaffe's bombs pounded the proud, troubled urban, Marina equipped a private Hermitage in her mind—a safe haven that may remain buried deep inside of her, until eventually she wanted it once again. . . .

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By J.T. Ellison

The headshot did not kill Taylor Jackson. however it will hang-out. In her showdown with the murderous Pretender, a bullet taken at shut variety severed the relationship among Taylor's innovations and speech. successfully mute, there isn't any telling if her voice will ever come again. Trapped in silence, she is surrounded through ghosts-- of the prior, of friendships and trusts lost--of the threat of a misplaced religion in herself and her explanations that evening. while Memphis Highsmythe bargains Taylor his domestic within the Scottish highlands to get better, her fiancé John Baldwin cannot refuse her pleasure, regardless of his mistrust of the guy. at the start, Memphis's drafty and singularly romantic fortress turns out the appropriate position for therapeutic. yet almost immediately the home itself surrounds her like a menacing presence. As Taylor's feel of isolation and vulnerability grows, so, too, does her grip on reality.
PTSD. tablets. Ghosts. Grudges. somebody or whatever is coming after Taylor. yet is she being haunted by way of the dead...or hunted through the residing?

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By Kat Martin

not anyone units hearth to the web page like New York Times bestselling writer Kat Martin, who takes readers into the opulent international of Regency-era England with novels that shimmer with ardour and linger within the middle lengthy after the final web page is grew to become.

Vermillion Lee Durant is easily versed within the artwork of seduction and decided to stay unswerving to the future she was once born to meet. yet to Captain Caleb Tanner, a British officer looking a secret agent who has been leaking info to the French, she can be greater than the flirtatious younger lady she turns out. Assigned to discover the reality approximately Vermillion and her aunt, Caleb poses as a groom on the Durant racing stables -- and fights an appeal to Vermillion that could cloud his judgment and threaten his center.

either captivated and frustrated via the good-looking, conceited groom, Vermillion vows to withstand him -- realizing she needs to select allegiance to her kinfolk over the needs Caleb has woke up. yet ardour and fact can't constantly be denied, even for 2 enthusiasts who're masters at protecting secrets.

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By G.M. Ford

He wowed critics along with his Frank Corso and Leo Waterman sequence, catapulting to the higher ranks of latest crime writers with every one riveting new mystery. Now, G.M. Ford is again with a brand-new booklet, his first stand-alone novel, that includes a guy with out identify, no past—and on the middle of a conspiracy so pervasive he is pressured to run from the single domestic he is ever known—straight into the abyss—in his look for fact. . . .

Discovered mendacity close to dying in a railroad motor vehicle, his physique damaged, his brain destroyed, Paul Hardy has spent the previous seven years residing in a gaggle domestic for disabled adults, his id and his earlier lost—seemingly eternally. Then, after a terrible vehicle twist of fate, he awakens a brand new guy, his face reconstructed, and his brain shadowy with reminiscence. With just a identify and a vaguely remembered scene to steer him, he is going on a cross-country quest to determine who he quite is. yet his look for the reality makes lots of people uncomfortable—from the DA's workplace to the top degrees of presidency. quickly Paul is being tailed by way of a military of pursuers as he reveals himself on the heart of a central authority cover-up that has already claimed too many blameless lives—and the numbers are mounting. it is the type of factor which could make even a guy at the outskirts of society believe the pull of justice. A justice that would be worthy killing for. Or loss of life for . . .

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By Bill Clem

While President Thomas Lloyd arrives in Zurich, Switzerland, for a Russian oil summit, he suffers a major center assault. regardless of the easiest remedy to be had, his in simple terms probability for survival is a right away center transplant. 5 miles away, political journalist Jack McDermott has awoken from a near-death coma, and his identify mistakenly turns up as a donor fit for Lloyd. The health center, quick figuring out their blunders, informs the President’s cupboard. despite the fact that, with the Russian financial system at the brink and Lloyd’s lifestyles within the stability, they choose to do the unthinkable. yet because the accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies unfolds, Dr. Jonah Bailey uncovers a fair extra sinister plot that is going all of the technique to the vice chairman. Aided by way of Dr. Eva Smorzak, Jonah needs to keep away from a group of lethal assassins with a view to shop not just Jack, yet himself, Eva, and finally the President.

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By Patrick McCabe

Pat McNab, pushed by way of rage and melancholy, is going on a rampage after killing his mom and finally ends up murdering greater than fifty humans. Or is his whiskey-addled brain basically imagining those murders?

Reality collides with fable with dizzying impression as Pat displays at the long-gone days with Mommy, whereas keeping off the power interferences of his small-town pals: the puritanical Mrs. Tubridy; that irascible vendor of turf, the Turf guy; Sgt. "Kojak" Foley, and different undesirable snoops who may well quickly come to remorse their inquisitive, nose-poking methods. . . .

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By Graham Moore

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • an exhilarating novel in response to real occasions, in regards to the nature of genius, the price of ambition, and the conflict to impress America—from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and writer of The Sherlockian

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr by means of THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER • SOON TO BE an incredible movie STARRING EDDIE REDMAYNE

New York, 1888. fuel lamps nonetheless flicker within the urban streets, however the miracle of electrical mild is in its infancy. the person that controls the capacity to show evening into day will make history—and an enormous fortune. a tender untested attorney named Paul Cravath, clean out of Columbia legislations tuition, takes a case that turns out most unlikely to win. Paul’s shopper, George Westinghouse, has been sued through Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar query: Who invented the sunshine bulb and holds the perfect to energy the country?

The case presents Paul access to the heady global of excessive society—the glittering events in Gramercy Park mansions, and the extra insidious dealings performed at the back of closed doorways. the duty dealing with him is past daunting. Edison is a wily, risky opponent with colossal assets at his disposal—private spies, newspapers in his pocket, and the backing of J. P. Morgan himself. but this unknown attorney stocks along with his recognized adversary a compulsion to win in any respect costs. How will he do it?

In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, remarkable inventor who might carry the main to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a gorgeous opera singer who proves to be a faultless performer on degree and rancid. As Paul takes higher and bigger dangers, he’ll locate that everybody in his course is enjoying their very own online game, and nobody is kind of who they seem.

Praise for The final Days of Night

“A pleasant romp . . . happens opposed to a backdrop wealthy with interval aspect . . . Works splendidly as an leisure . . . because it fees ahead, the radical leaves no dot unconnected.”—Noah Hawley, The ny occasions booklet Review

“This appealing old novel illuminates a desirable American moment.”People

“A interesting portrait of yankee inventors . . . Moore crafts a compelling narrative out of [Paul] Cravath’s crafty criminal maneuvers and [Nikola] Tesla’s world-changing tinkering, whereas a narrative line on opera singer Agnes Huntington has the mysterious glamour of The nice Gatsby. . . . Moore weaves a fancy net. . . .  He conjures Gilded Age manhattan urban so vividly, it seems like purely yesterday.”Entertainment Weekly

“A version of enhanced ancient fiction . . . Graham Moore digs deep into long-forgotten proof to provide us an exhilarating, occasionally excellent tale of 2 geniuses locked in a brutal conflict to alter the area. . . . [A] exceptional trip into the past.”The Washington Post

“Mesmerizing, smart, and completely crackling, The final Days of Night is a triumph of mind's eye. Graham Moore has selected Gilded Age big apple as his playground, with oversized characters—Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse—as his avid gamers. the result's a superbly researched, perpetually exciting novel that may go away you buzzing.”—Gillian Flynn, writer of Gone Girl

“It’s half criminal mystery, half travel of a paranormal time—the age of wonder—and as soon as you’ve comprehensive it, you’ll locate it challenging to come back to the realm of now.”—Erik Larson, writer of The satan within the White City

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By Dale Brown

General Patrick McLanahan's new Aerospace conflict strength has grown right into a full-fledged job strength in line with the Armstrong house Station. offering virtually fast entry to house and each nook of the globe utilizing the Black Stallion spaceplanes, the ABF's strong community of satellites and unmanned plane managed from area cannot in simple terms assault any objective at any place on this planet inside of hours yet can also invade any computing device community as simply as creating a mobilephone call.

But this system has its critics and doomsayers, together with Russia, the United countries, and the yank press. filthy rich, Western-educated, and complex Russian president Leonid Zevitin makes use of a mixture of top-secret anti-spacecraft weaponry, fearmongering, and new U.S. president Joseph Gardner's personal egotism in a good plan to cast off all help for the distance application. Gardner and his allies in Congress and the Pentagon will cease at nothing—even destroying one in all their own—to get what they want.

Yet McLanahan and his forces refuse to permit the Russian aggression to face. McLanahan ignores directives from the White apartment and Pentagon to face down and orders the ABF to assault mystery Russian bases in Iran.

President Gardner orders McLanahan's quick arrest. yet prior to specialists can throw him in reformatory, they must work out find out how to retrieve him from the distance base orbiting the earth. presently answerable for the Aerospace conflict strength from Armstrong area Station, McLanahan heavily watches Russia's flow of weaponry whereas protecting himself opposed to the President's makes an attempt to discredit him. In a race opposed to time, McLanahan needs to outmaneuver his personal countrymen, defeat the Russians, and divulge the reality . . . or die trying.

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