The Giver of Stars
Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.’ england, late 1930s, and alice wright – restless, stifled – make an impulsive decision to marry wealthy american bennett van cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving baileyville, kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.
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Clay jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by hannah baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.
Charles dickens’s great expectations charts the course of orphan pip pirrip’s life as it is transformed by a vast, mysterious inheritance. A terrifying encounter with the escaped convict abel magwitch in a graveyard on the wild kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decrepit miss havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward estella at satis house
Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of elizabeth bennet in austen’s beloved classic pride and prejudice. When elizabeth bennet first meets eligible bachelor fitzwilliam darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend bingley and her beloved sister jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever.
A mother of ten, was abducted from her home in belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of the brutal crime and a whole society in northern ireland for decades. Through the unsolved case of jean mcconville’s abduction, patrick radden keefe tells the larger story of the troubles, investigating dolours price, the first woman to join the ira, who bombed the old bailey; gerry adams, the politician who helped end the fighting but denied his ira past; and brendan hughes, an ira commander who broke their code of silence.
Inexorably poisoned against the woman he loves by his trusted friend iago, shakespeare’s othello is a timeless tragic figure. This penguin shakespeare edition is edited by kenneth muir with an introduction by tom mcalindon. ‘O! Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.’ a popular soldier and newly married man, othello seems to be in an enviable position
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
At the conclusion of the mark of athena, annabeth and percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the doors of death. If they can fight their way through the gaea’s forces, and percy and annabeth can survive the house of hades, then the seven will be able to seal the doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising gaea. But, leo wonders, if the doors are sealed, how will percy and annabeth be able to escape?
Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in bennett an exceptional investigator who might be willing to take on a case that needs to be kept under the radar. The two men strike the deal. Sources lead bennett to a homicide in the bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation – and also to the mayor’s missing daughter. But this murder is part of a serial killing spree, one with national security implications
When tess durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy d’urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her ‘cousin’ alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, angel clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.
A woman; a war; a child that changed everything. Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, we must be brave is a luminous and profoundly moving novel about the people we rescue and the ways in which they rescue us back. She was fast asleep on the back seat of the bus. Curled up, thumb in mouth. Four, maybe five years old. I turned around. The last few passengers were shuffling away from me down the aisle to the doors. ‘whose is this child?’ i called. Nobody looked back.
Another new york times bestseller by the author of me before you and one plus one?a spellbinding story of two women united in their fight for what they love most jojo moyes’s word-of-mouth bestseller, me before you, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and struck a chord with a wide range of readers everywhere
A young woman living on the street has to keep her wits about her. Or her friends. But when the drugs kick in that can be hard. Anton has been looking out for her. She was safe with him. But then steve came along. He had something over anton. Must have. But he had a flat they could crash in. And gear in his pocket. And she can’t stop thinking about it. A good hit makes everything all right.