Aiken, south Carolina, present day. Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy. Parade. Based on one of america’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which georgia tann, wrenching, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, the heart never forgets where we belong.
Before We Were Yours: A Novel #ad - Library journalpublishers weekly’s #3 longest-running bestseller of 2017 • Winner of the Southern Book Prize • If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection “A story of a family lost and found. Born into wealth and privilege, avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon.
Where the Crawdads SingPenguin Audio #ad - Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. But kya is not what they say. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
Where the Crawdads Sing #ad - . So in late 1969, when handsome chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful.
The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.
The Silent PatientMacmillan Audio #ad - Michaelides has crafted a totally original, spellbinding psychological mystery so quirky, so unique that it should have its own genre. David Baldacci. Alicia berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. More praise for the silent patient: “Absolutely brilliant… I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement.
Stephen fry “smart, sophisticated storytelling freighted with real suspense - a very fine novel by any standard. Lee child“the silent patient sneaks up on you like a slash of intimidating shadow on a badly lit street. Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. This program includes a bonus interview with the author.
The Silent Patient #ad - The silent patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations―a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.
. The price of her art skyrockets, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, and she, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia.
The Tattooist of AuschwitzHarperCollins and Blackstone Audio #ad - Lale used the infinitesimal freedom of movement that this position awarded him to exchange jewels and money taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive. There have been many books about the Holocaust--and there will be many more. In that terrible place, lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival--literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.
They eventually made their way to Australia, where they raised a son and had a successful life. If he had been caught he would have been killed; many owed him their survival. What makes this one so memorable is Lale Sokolov's incredible zest for life. It shows the very best of humanity in the very worst of circumstances.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz #ad - Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For lale -- a dandy, a bit of a chancer -- it was love at first sight and he determined not only to survive himself, a jack-the-lad, but to ensure that Gita did, too. But when gita died, Lale felt he could no longer carry the burden of their past alone.
Terrible though this story is, it is also a story of hope and of courage. It is also -- almost unbelievably -- a love story. Read by richard armitagethe tattooist of auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews, who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia.
Educated: A MemoirRandom House Audio #ad - Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive. Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, and resonant for many others.
The new york Times Book Review. 1 new york times, wall street journal, and boston globe bestseller • named one of the ten best books of the year by the new york times book review • one of president barack obama’s favorite books of the year • bill gates’s holiday reading list • finalist for the national book critics circle’s award in autobiography • finalist for the national book critics circle’s john leonard prize for best first book • finalist for the pen/jean stein book award named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • o: the oprah magazine • time • npr • good morning america • san francisco chronicle • the guardian • the economist • financial times • newsday • new york post • theskimm • refinery29 • bloomberg • self • real simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, KQED • New York Public LibraryAn unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.
Educated: A Memoir #ad - . When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University.
The Great Alone: A NovelMacmillan Audio #ad - At first, alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.
The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. She is desperate for a place to belong. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. Ernt allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man.
The Great Alone: A Novel #ad - The great alone is a daring, the fight for survival, beautiful, stay-up-all-night audiobook about love and loss, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature. Praise for the great alone:"listeners, beware: You won't want to stop listening to narrator Julia Whelan's performance of this complex story of survival and family.
. With pitch-perfect timing and a touch of drama, Whelan exquisitely builds the tension, creating an enveloping atmosphere of foreboding that's difficult to turn away from.
Little Fires EverywherePenguin Audio #ad - But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Louis post-dispatch, and many more! "I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. Jodi picoult“to say I love this book is an understatement. In shaker heights, to the colors of the houses, progressive suburb of Cleveland, a placid, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.
Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year. John green"Witty, wise, and tender. Little fires everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.
Com for discussion guides and more. A reese witherspoon book club pickthe runaway new york times bestseller!named a best book of the year by: people, kirkus reviews, Paste, Goodreads, NPR, Audible, Library Reads, Bustle, Book of the Month, GQ, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, Southern Living, Amazon, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, The Daily Beast, iBooks, St.
Little Fires Everywhere #ad - It's a marvel. Paula hawkinsfrom the bestselling author of everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection.
But mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
Summer of '69Little, Brown & Company #ad - The #1 new york times bestseller four siblings experience the drama, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed, intrigue, in New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's first historical novel Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. Thirteen-year-old jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret.
. Middle sister kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.
Summer of '69 #ad - As the summer heats up, man flies to the moon, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country. But like so much else in america, the oldest sister, nothing is the same: Blair, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel.
Only-son tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A NovelPenguin Audio #ad - Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and raymond together save sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living.
1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon book club pick“beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. The only way to survive is to open your heart. . And it is raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel #ad - Soon to be a major motion picture produced by reese witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. I fell in love with eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese WitherspoonNo one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.
Meet eleanor oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking.
The Woman in the Window Low Price CD: A NovelHarperAudio #ad - Amazing. Gillian flynnit isn’t paranoia if it’s really happening. She spends her days drinking wine maybe too much, watching old movies, recalling happier times. And spying on her neighbors. Then the russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. But when anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
The Woman in the Window Low Price CD: A Novel #ad - What is real? what is imagined? who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems. Twisty and powerful, the woman in the window is a smart, ingenious and moving, sophisticated novel of psychological suspense that recalls the best of Hitchcock—an unforgettable thriller that Gillian Flynn calls “amazing.
”. Thrilling. The perfect family. Anna fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. The #1 bestseller that gripped the worldmillions of copies sold around the globesoon to be a major film from fox starring amy adams“astounding.
Queen Bee CD: A NovelHarperAudio #ad - In her twentieth novel, dorothea benton Frank brings us back to her beloved island with an unforgettable story where the Lowcountry magic of the natural world collides with the beat of the human heart. Beekeeper holly mcnee kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan’s Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library.
To escape the drama, holly’s sister Leslie married and moved away, wanting little to do with island life. Scandalized holly is talking to her honey bees a mile a minute, as though they’ll give her a solution to all the chaos. Their mother ups her game in an uproarious and theatrical downward spiral. Holly’s escape is to submerge herself in the lives of the two young boys next door and their widowed father, Archie.
Queen Bee CD: A Novel #ad - Her world is upended when the more flamboyant Leslie returns and both sisters, polar opposites, fixate on what’s happening in their neighbor’s home. Is archie really in love with that awful ice queen of a woman? If Archie marries her, what will become of his little boys? Restless Leslie is desperate for validation after her imploded marriage, squandering her favors on any and all takers.
Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she’s a demanding hulk of a woman. Maybe they will. Queen bee is a classic lowcountry Tale, wise and hilarious, warm, roars with humanity and a dropperful of whodunit added for good measure by an unseen hand.