The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062200291

Total Pages:416

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From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Sienna Miller. Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one—neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover—can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.

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The Given Day

Author:Dennis Lehane

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061982288

Total Pages:736

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"Gut-wrenching force...A majestic, fiery epic. The Given Day is a huge, impassioned, intensively researched book that brings history alive." - The New York Times Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck—offers an unflinching family epic that captures the political unrest of a nation caught between a well-patterned past and an unpredictable future. This beautifully written novel of American history tells the story of two families—one black, one white—swept up in a maelstrom of revolutionaries and anarchists, immigrants and ward bosses, Brahmins and ordinary citizens, all engaged in a battle for survival and power at the end of World War I.

Fly By Night

Author:Frances Hardinge

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1683350790

Total Pages:432

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Discover a world where words have untold power in this thrilling fantasy adventure from award-winning author Frances Hardinge Everybody knew that books were dangerous. Read the wrong book, it was said, and the words crawled around your brain on black legs and drove you mad, wicked mad. Mosca Mye’s father insisted on teaching her to read—even in a world where books are dangerous, regulated things. Eight years later, Quillam Mye died, leaving behind an orphaned daughter with an inauspicious name and an all-consuming hunger for words. Trapped for years in the care of her cruel Uncle Westerly and Aunt Briony, Mosca leaps at the opportunity for escape, though it comes in the form of sneaky swindler Eponymous Clent. As she travels the land with Clent and her pet goose, Saracen, Mosca begins to discover complicated truths about the world she inhabits and the power of words.

Gone, Baby, Gone

Author:Dennis Lehane

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061802735

Total Pages:560

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“Powerful and raw, harrowing, and unsentimental.” —Washington Post Book World “Chilling, completely credible….[An] absolutely gripping story.” —Chicago Tribune “Mr. Lehane delivers big time.” —Wall Street Journal In Gone, Baby, Gone, the master of the new noir, New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island), vividly captures the complex beauty and darkness of working-class Boston. A gripping, deeply evocative thriller about the devastating secrets surrounding a little girl lost, featuring the popular detective team of Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, Gone, Baby, Gone was the basis for the critically acclaimed motion picture directed by Ben Affleck and starring Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman.

Somewhere in the Night

Author:Nicholas Christopher

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781439137611

Total Pages:304

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Film noir is more than a cinematic genre. It is an essential aspect of American culture. Along with the cowboy of the Wild West, the denizen of the film noir city is at the very center of our mythological iconography. Described as the style of an anxious victor, film noir began during the post-war period, a strange time of hope and optimism mixed with fear and even paranoia. The shadow of this rich and powerful cinematic style can now be seen in virtually every artistic medium. The spectacular success of recent neo-film noirs is only the tip of an iceberg. In the dead-on, nocturnal jazz of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, the chilled urban landscapes of Edward Hopper, and postwar literary fiction from Nelson Algren and William S. Burroughs to pulp masters like Horace McCoy, we find an unsettling recognition of the dark hollowness beneath the surface of the American Dream. Acclaimed novelist and poet Nicholas Christopher explores the cultural identity of film noir in a seamless, elegant, and enchanting work of literary prose. Examining virtually the entire catalogue of film noir, Christopher identifies the central motif as the urban labyrinth, a place infested with psychosis, anxiety, and existential dread in which the noir hero embarks on a dangerously illuminating quest. With acute sensitivity, he shows how technical devices such as lighting, voice over, and editing tempo are deployed to create the film noir world. Somewhere in the Night guides us through the architecture of this imaginary world, be it shot in New York or Los Angeles, relating its elements to the ancient cultural archetypes that prefigure it. Finally, Christopher builds an explanation of why film noir not only lives on but is currently enjoying a renaissance. Somewhere in the Night can be appreciated as a lucid introduction to a fundamental style of American culture, and also as a guide to film noir's heyday. Ultimately, though, as the work of a bold talent adeptly manipulating poetic cadence and metaphor, it is itself a superb aesthetic artifact.

夜行人生 Live by Night

Author:丹尼斯‧勒翰 Dennis Lehane

Publisher:讀書共和國出版集團/讀癮出版

ISBN:9869031781

Total Pages:432

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夜晚,有它自己的一套規則。 我們在夜間生活。我是活在夜晚的男人。 一段慾望橫流的暴戾年代,一場黑幫梟雄的夜行人生。 《隔離島》《神祕河流》作者丹尼斯.勒翰又一撼動人心力作! 《亞果出任務》金獎導演班艾佛列克執導,2017年上映 波士頓.1926年 在禁酒令的限制下,私釀酒廠、地下酒吧、幫派分子與腐敗警察形成盤根錯節的網路。身為高階警官之子的喬.考夫林,脫離了童年時代的小偷小盜,投身全波士頓最可怕的黑幫之一。 除了金錢和權力,甚至是坐牢的威脅,喬這種人最可能的宿命,似乎就是早死。但在死亡來臨之前,他和他的朋友都決心要好好地、痛快地活下去。 喬在幫派裡一路往上爬,從眩目華麗的爵士時代波士頓,到慾望橫流的佛羅里達坦帕拉丁區,再到古巴的酷熱街道。《夜行人生》是一部引人入勝的史詩,中間穿插著忠誠的友人與冷酷的敵人,凶悍冷酷的私酒販子與美豔魅惑的蛇蠍女,引用聖經的福音布道人與殘暴的三K黨──他們全都為了生存與各自的美國夢而奮戰。 ★ 電影版權已由華納兄弟影業買下,班艾佛列克執導,預計2017年上映 ★ 詹宏志、但唐謨、陳榮彬、譚光磊、冬陽 齊聲推薦 全球得獎紀錄 ■ 美國愛倫坡獎(Edgar Award)2013年度最佳小說 ■ 美國左岸犯罪獎2013年布魯斯.亞歷山大歷史推理獎(Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award)入圍 ■ 美國史全德評審獎(Strand Critic Award)2013年度最佳小說入圍 ■ 美國巴瑞獎(Barry Award)2013年度最佳小說入圍 ■ 美國亞馬遜網站(Amazon) 2012年度最佳推理小說 ■ 美國《出版人週刊》(Publishers Weekly)2012年度圖書 ■ 美國《出版人週刊》(Publishers Weekly)2012秋季最佳圖書 ■ 美國佛羅里達州書獎(Florida Book Award)2012年大眾小說類金獎 ■ 日本「我想讀推理小說!」(ミステリが読みたい!)2014年海外部門第4名 ■ 日本「這本推理小說了不起!」(このミステリーがすごい!)2014年海外部門第5名 ■ 日本「推理小說Best 10」(ミステリーベスト10)2013年海外部門第7名 名人推薦 詹宏志、但唐謨、陳榮彬、譚光磊、冬陽 國內外名家與媒體推薦: 《夜行人生》承繼了前一部作品《命運之日》(暫名)的歷史觀照和時代氛圍,又具備了驚悚小說的流暢節奏和劇情 起伏,從第一頁到最後讓人心碎的結局毫無冷場,更無半點囉唆或贅字。書中的幾場衝突戲寫得尤其驚心動魄,充滿了典型勒翰式的暴力美學,讓人看得不敢喘一口 氣。這毫無疑問是一部了不起的黑幫小說。 ──版權經紀人 譚光磊 勒翰以《夜行人生》展現出非凡企圖心,他的故事兼具戲劇張力與歷史深度,重新檢視1920與30年代的美國社會還有美國與古巴的關係,值得一讀。 ──台大台文所兼任助理教授 陳榮彬 我極愛看勒翰處理細微的、漸進式的變化……這是小說家也是讀者的考驗,彼此必須像跳雙人舞般調整呼吸、掌握節奏,然後一個轉身,躍起,整個故事隨之迸現那最燦爛奪目的時刻──在你感受到的剎那,就會同我一樣,成為勒翰最最忠實的書迷。 ──推理評論人 冬陽 文字鮮活、精準,對於主要角色群的性格與情感描繪深刻,種種細節重現了一個早年時代,《夜行人生》超越了我們熟知的模式,創造出一種獨特而不容置疑的現 實感。但全書真正的重點──也是勒翰真正的成就──就是喬.考夫林這個角色,以及主宰他人生的道德兩難困境……細節刻劃入微,描繪出我們這個國家暴力的過 往。 ──《華盛頓郵報》書之世界 勒翰的這部小說,在禁酒年代的藝術作品中,刻下了一個不可磨滅的地位……從每個層面看,這都是一部引人入勝的小說,在精緻描繪的歷史背景下,重新呈現出大眾小說的種種偉大主題──犯罪、家庭、熱情、背叛。 ──《書單雜誌》 具有禁酒年代的時代細節描繪,加上角色的深度與曲折的情節,讓他贏得眾多忠誠讀者……這部小說經營出一連串有力的高潮,加上一個接一個的背叛,絕對可以 滿足勒翰的粉絲,也理當能開拓他的讀者群。權力、欲望,以及道德上的模糊難辨,組合成一部全國級的類型小說燦爛煙火。 ──《科克斯評論》 《夜行人生》是一門犯罪小說入門課,由目前最頂尖的寫手傳授……然而這部樸素、不花俏的古典犯罪小說卻精緻、深具文學性、魅力十足,因而句句精采迷人。你碰到的是一位專家,看了就知道。 ──Janet Maslin,《紐約時報》 丹尼斯.勒翰是個天生的說故事高手,總是能引人入迷。他的敘事能力讓《夜行人生》成為一部史詩風格的、史坦貝克風格的家世小說。朋友、仇敵、蛇蠍美人, 全都環環相扣在謀殺與贖罪、愛與背叛之中。從頭到尾一絲不苟,這部文學傑作一定會變成當代的經典。 ──《紐約圖書期刊》 第一點、也 是最重要的一點是,《夜行人生》是一個了不起的故事。但也證明了勒翰二○○八年的小說《命運之日》的成功絕非僥倖。勒翰不光是依偎犯罪小說作家,也是一個 更高文學水準的作者……《夜行人生》是一部道德寓言,就像其中一個角色所說的,「沒有人是大好人,也沒有人是大壞蛋。」但作者除外,他再度證明自己有多 好。 ──《明尼亞波利斯星壇报》 《夜行人生》就像是《教父》作者馬里奧.普佐遇上聖經。這是一部上乘的道德寓言,而且複雜、有層次,又深具娛樂性。 ──《紐約每日新聞報》 發人深省、扣人心弦、過癮……勒翰呈現出一個引人共鳴的一九二○年代世界。他的文字易懂又難忘。有時還流露出錢德勒式的憤世嫉俗與榮譽感……去租,或買,或去圖書館借,總之,趕快找來看吧。 ──《丹佛郵報》 大師之作……勒翰創造出一個成熟的、經典的美國故事,對純文學讀者和犯罪小說讀者都同樣有吸引力。 ──《出版人週刊》 絕妙的故事,完全可以直接轉換成電影。 ──《娛樂週刊》 情節出色……《夜行人生》是一部說故事高手所交出的大師傑作。 ──《南佛羅里達太陽-哨兵報》 勒翰先生的這部經典作品,描繪了黑道世界以及如何在其中存活。 ──《華盛頓時報》

Wonder

Author:R. J. Palacio

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:037589988X

Total Pages:320

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face—who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Mystic River

Author:Dennis Lehane

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061827428

Total Pages:608

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Now a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring an A-list cast including Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laura Linney, and Marcia gay Harden—this New York Times bestselling novel from Dennis Lehane is a gripping, unnerving psychological thriller about the effects of a savage killing on three former friends in a tightly knit, blue-collar Boston neighborhood. When they were children, Sean Devine, Jimmy Marcus, and Dave Boyle were friends. But then a strange car pulled up to their street. One boy got into the car, two did not, and something terrible happened -- something that ended their friendship and changed all three boys forever. Twenty-five years later, Sean is a homicide detective. Jimmy is an ex-con who owns a corner store. And Dave is trying to hold his marriage together and keep his demons at bay -- demons that urge him to do terrible things. When Jimmy's daughter is found murdered, Sean is assigned to the case. His investigation brings him into conflict with Jimmy, who finds his old criminal impulses tempt him to solve the crime with brutal justice. And then there is Dave, who came home the night Jimmy's daughter died covered in someone else's blood. A tense and unnerving psychological thriller, Mystic River is also an epic novel of love and loyalty, faith and family, in which people irrevocably marked by the past find themselves on a collision course with the darkest truths of their own hidden selves.

North by Night

Author:Katherine Ayres

Publisher:Yearling

ISBN:0307833976

Total Pages:192

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It's 1851 and Lucy Spencer's family is keeping a secret. Their Ohio home is a station on the Underground Railroad, the network of people and places that helps fugitive slaves escape to freedom in Canada. Lucy believes in what she and her family do to help the fugitives, even if it means putting herself in danger. So Lucy doesn't hesitate when she is asked to stay with the Widow Aurelia Mercer and help her with a family of runaway slaves hiding in her attic. And she learns so much from her experience--about growing up, love, and standing on her own. But what will Lucy do when she is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice and leave all she loves behind?

Live From New York

Author:James Andrew Miller,Tom Shales

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316295078

Total Pages:800

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Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade. When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live, LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now a fourth decade has passed---and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.

The Night Circus

Author:Erin Morgenstern

Publisher:Doubleday Canada

ISBN:0385671725

Total Pages:400

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In this mesmerizing debut, a competition between two magicians becomes a star-crossed love story. The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of magic. Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is underway - a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

The Flatshare

Author:Beth O'Leary

Publisher:Flatiron Books

ISBN:1250295645

Total Pages:336

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What if your roommate is your soul mate? A joyful, quirky romantic comedy, Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is a feel-good novel about finding love in the most unexpected of ways. Tiffy and Leon share an apartment. Tiffy and Leon have never met. After a bad breakup, Tiffy Moore needs a place to live. Fast. And cheap. But the apartments in her budget have her wondering if astonishingly colored mold on the walls counts as art. Desperation makes her open minded, so she answers an ad for a flatshare. Leon, a night shift worker, will take the apartment during the day, and Tiffy can have it nights and weekends. He’ll only ever be there when she’s at the office. In fact, they’ll never even have to meet. Tiffy and Leon start writing each other notes – first about what day is garbage day, and politely establishing what leftovers are up for grabs, and the evergreen question of whether the toilet seat should stay up or down. Even though they are opposites, they soon become friends. And then maybe more. But falling in love with your roommate is probably a terrible idea...especially if you've never met.

The Black Count

Author:Tom Reiss

Publisher:Crown

ISBN:0307952959

Total Pages:432

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WINNER OF THE 2013 PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY General Alex Dumas is a man almost unknown today, yet his story is strikingly familiar—because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. But, hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: he was the son of a black slave—who rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time. Born in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), Alex Dumas made his way to Paris, where he rose to command armies at the height of the Revolution—until he met an implacable enemy he could not defeat. The Black Count is simultaneously a riveting adventure story, a lushly textured evocation of 18th-century France, and a window into the modern world’s first multi-racial society. TIME magazine called The Black Count "one of those quintessentially human stories of strength and courage that sheds light on the historical moment that made it possible." But it is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son.

The Night Whistler

Author:Greg Woodland

Publisher:Text Publishing

ISBN:1925923533

Total Pages:400

Viewed:986

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A cracking rural crime debut that will have you on the edge of your seat until the final page

Boston Noir 2

Author:Dennis Lehane,Mary Cotton,Jaime Clarke

Publisher:Akashic Books

ISBN:1617751456

Total Pages:250

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Boston Noir 2: The Classics is now a Boston Globe best seller! "The contributor list is delightfully quirky...The collection's unifying element is a deep understanding of Boston's Byzantine worlds of race and class--as seen terrifyingly in Andre Dubus's tale of milltown resentment and pampered preppies." --Boston Globe "14 superior selections in this 'classics' volume in Akashic's series of regional dark crime short stories, the works of established writers that have stood the test of time." --Publishers Weekly "This collection features crime stories that have already been published. But that's OK when you have the likes of Chuck Hogan, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker, Linda Barnes, George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane, and David Foster Wallace all under the same roof...Followers of Akashic's long-running Noir series--not to mention, of course, fans of Boston-set crime fiction--should eagerly devour this one." --Booklist "These stories take place in neighborhoods you know well, and that can drive a reader crazy as well as entice him or her, but the read is worth it." --Boston Column, Summer Reading pick “Boston Noir 2: The Classics is a thorough representation of what noir has been, is, and continues to become . . . The shadows over Boston are those of Bogart, leaning into the spotlight with that complexity of soul, that derisive navigation of morality and deviance. . . The shadows on this cover prepare the tone, that these thin darknesses can be willed into corruption with little effort, and the reader will learn the ease of giving into it.” --HTML Giant "There are few gifts I enjoy more than a box of chocolates. The very best surprise me, each candy layered with unexpected delights that leave me hungry for more. The same may be said of Boston Noir 2. It's a collection of dark short stories by names you know, set in places familiar to Bostonians. Edited by Dorchester's crime fiction king and Hollywood darling, Dennis Lehane...Boston Noir 2 overflows with stories from some of the best writers of our time...This is the perfect book to open after a long day...The danger, of course, is that at the end of each story, you'll go for just one more and stay up well past your bedtime. My advice? Indulge." --Patriot Ledger Classic reprints from: Classic short fiction reprints from: George Harrar, George V. Higgins, Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker, Hannah Tinti, Abraham Verghese, David Foster Wallace, and others. Dennis Lehane is the author of the Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro mystery series (A Drink Before the War; Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; and Moonlight Mile), as well as Coronado (five stories and a play) and the award-winning novels Mystic River, Shutter Island, and The Given Day. Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone have been made into award-winning films. In 2009 he edited the best-selling anthology Boston Noir for Akashic Books. Mary Cotton is the pseudonymous author of nine novels for young adults, six of them New York Times bestsellers. She is also a fiction editor for the literary magazine Post Road, and is co-editor of No Near Exit: Writers Select Their Favorite Work from Post Road. She is co-owner of Newtonville Books in Boston, Massachusetts. Jaime Clarke is the author of the novel We're So Famous, editor of Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes, and Conversations with Jonathan Lethem, and co-editor of No Near Exit: Writers Select Their Favorite Work from Post Road. He is a founding editor of Post Road and has taught creative writing at University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Emerson College. He is co-owner of Newtonville Books in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Wisdom of Crowds

Author:James Surowiecki

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0307275051

Total Pages:336

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In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

West with the Night

Author:Beryl Markham

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1453237917

Total Pages:320

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The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. A contemporary of Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa), Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by Newsweek and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.

Since We Fell

Author:Dennis Lehane

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062129406

Total Pages:432

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Year Bookpage Best of 2017 Booklist Best Crime Novel PopSugar Best Book of 2017 The new novel from New York Times bestseller Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island “Lehane is the master of complex human characters thrust into suspenseful, page-turning situations.” —Gillian Flynn Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.

The Drop

Author:Dennis Lehane

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062365487

Total Pages:224

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Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith—the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaël Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini. Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back. . . .

It Devours!

Author:Joseph Fink,Jeffrey Cranor

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062476084

Total Pages:368

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A new page-turning mystery about science, faith, love and belonging, set in a friendly desert community where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are commonplace parts of everyday life. Welcome to Night Vale… “Brilliant, hilarious, and wondrously strange. I’m packing up and moving to Night Vale! –Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God. Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town’s top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation’s darkest and most terrible secret.