A celebrated writer s irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned thirty, she went through an early onslaught midlife crisis She had everything an educated,
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get
It is 1939 Nazi Germany The country is holding its breath Death has never been busier, and will be busier still By her brother s graveside, Liesel s life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow It is The Gravedigger s Handbook, left behind there by accident,
It begins with a boy Theo Decker, a thirteen year old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don t know how to
The year is 1945 Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles Suddenly she is a Sassenach an outlander in a Scotland torn by
The circus arrives without warning No announcements precede it It is simply there, when yesterday it was not Within the black and white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements It is called Le Cirque des R ves, and it is only open at night But behind
The novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944 It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S Army Air Forces B 25 bombardier Most of the events in the book occur while the fictional 256th Squadron is based on the island of Pianosa, in the Mediterranean Sea, west of Italy.
Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001 The protagonist, Piscine Molitor Pi Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific
When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L Frank Baum s classic tale we heard only her side of the story But what about her arch nemesis, the mysterious Witch Where did she come from How did she become so wicked And what is the true nature of evil Gregory Maguire creates a
Days before his release from prison, Shadow s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash Numbly, he makes his way back home On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America Together they embark on a
The brilliant, bestselling, landmark novel that tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love in rich, imaginative prose that has come to define an entire genre known as magical realism.
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate He is aided by the pierced and
England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn The pope and most of Europe opposes him Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell a
Marriage can be a real killer On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne s fifth wedding anniversary Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River.