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by Paula Hawkins
Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
by Elena Gorokhova
A portrait of mothers and daughters, here is a poignant memoir of three generations of women with very different cultural values, all living under the same roof and battling for control.
by James Rice
This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's about love.
by Emma Hooper
An astounding, highly anticipated literary debut about unlikely heroes, lifelong promises, and last great adventures.
by Laura Kasischke
A chilling and dark psychological drama, Mind of Winter is a spine-tingling and beautifully written novel that will leave you guessing until the very last page.
by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Three years into his captivity at Guantánamo Bay, Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S. custody and daily life as a detainee. His diary is not merely a vivid record of a miscarriage of justice, but a deeply personal memoir.
by Adam Thirlwell
An ordinary man wakes up and finds himself plunged into a Technicolor world of crime, revenge and lust in a characteristically playful novel.
by David Lodge
Candid, witty and insightful, this memoir gives a fascinating picture of a period of transition in British society and the evolution of a writer who has become a classic in his own lifetime.
by Roxane Gay
From the author of Bad Feminist comes a novel about a Haitian woman at the mercy of her kidnappers.
by Grace McCleen
Lyrically evoking the rhythms and beauty of the natural world, The Offering is a novel taut with foreboding, a haunting tale of misplaced faith and a heartbreakingly damaged psyche.
Critically acclaimed author Haruki Murakami’s latest writing project is an advice column. Yes, you read that correctly. The author of 1Q84 has taken to the internet to provide his fans with honest advice on everything ranging from relationships to cats, as reported by LA Times.
Mark Zuckerberg launched a book club, and plans to read and discuss a new book every two weeks. Here are 5 books we're pretty sure Zuckerberg won't be reading.
Books and movies go together like peanut butter and jelly. The film versions of Still Alice by Lisa Genova, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, American Sniper by Chris Kyle and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and are all up for big awards. The Grand Budapest Hotel, inspired by Austrian author Stefan Zweig, is also nominated.
The 14th edition of CBC's battle of the books is in search of one book to break barriers. The finalists are And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyn Saucier, Intolerable by Kamal Al-Solaylee, Ru by Kim Thuy, The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King, and When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid.
James Patterson is giving a whole new meaning to book burning. The LA Times reports the author has released an explosive edition of his new book, Private Vegas. For the low, low price of $294,038 one lucky reader will receive an exploding book and a flight to an undisclosed location where they will enjoy chilled champagne and a 5 course dinner with Patterson.
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgar Award. The award covers several categories including fact crime and tv writing. Best novel finalists include Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King and Wolf by Mo Hader.
NPR's Jason Heller writes, "[Allen Kuzweil] wraps up Whipping Boy with a novelistic, satisfying flourish that elevates the book beyond simple autobiography or cause célèbre moralizing. In masterfully unraveling decades of crime, cruelty, deception, and repression, he probes the nature of what it means to have an enemy—and what it costs to give others so much power over us."
Interest in Martin Pistorius' 2012 memoir, Ghost Boy, has recently soared thanks to a new NPR program about human behavior, Invisibilia. Martin Pistorius spent over a decade trapped inside a body that wouldn't move. He was left alone with only his thoughts, while everyone around him assumed he was in a vegetative state. Ghost Boy tells the entire horrifying story.