Under The Harrow

Author: Flynn Berry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992069
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"A thriller for fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl...[with] a striking, original voice all Berry’s own.” —The New York Times Book Review Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best First Novel Named one of the "10 Best Mystery Books and Thrillers of the Year" by The Washington Post Named one of the best books of the year by The Atlantic When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel’s familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder. Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can’t return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can’t trust them to find her sister’s killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora’s fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers. A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

Under The Harrow

Author: Mark Dunn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781596923379
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What if Charles Dickens had written a contemporary thriller? In Dingley Dell, a group of Victorians lives a semi-idyllic existence--products of an experiment. But the experiment has run its course, and Dingley Dell must be totally expunged--and with it, all the men, women, and children who live there.

A Double Life

Author: Flynn Berry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735224978
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“A thrilling page-turner.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train “Breathtaking . . . As shocking as it is satisfying.” —The New York Times Book Review A riveting and sophisticated page-turner inspired by one of the most shocking true crimes in 20th century Britain: the Lord Lucan case. “A better person would for­give him. A different sort of better person would have found him years ago.” Claire is a hardworking doctor leading a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. The next morning, her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel, with bloodstains on the front seat. Her mother insisted she'd seen him in the house that night, but his powerful, privileged friends maintained his innocence. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since. When the police tell Claire they've found him, her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. She doesn't know if she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man, but Claire will soon learn how far she'll go to finally find the truth. Loosely inspired by one of the most notorious unsolved crimes of the 20th century – the Lord Lucan case – A Double Life is at once a riveting page-turner and a moving reflection on women and violence, trauma and memory, and class and privilege. Named a Must-Read by Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, O Magazine, BBC, CrimeReads, and PureWow

The Watchwoman

Author: Flynn Berry
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781474607025
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Flynn Berry vividly re-imagines one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century. A DOuble Life is a thrilling page-turner, but it is also a compassionate and angry book: with forensic precision, Berry picks apart lives derailed by violence and the ways in which class privilege protect the guilty.' Paula Hawkins, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

Ask Alice A Novel

Author: D. J. Taylor
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605981478
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A literary tour-de-force ranging from the American frontier to Edwardian England and the decadent carousing of the bright young people of London’s Jazz Age. 1904. A pretty young woman travels apprehensively across the American prairies; on a whim she makes a bold decision, grabbing her future with both hands. A quarter of a century later, in the brightly colored world of London high life, Alice Keach is queen among society hostesses. Her face stares from every gossip column. Behind her lie a marriage to a wealthy landowner and a career as a celebrated actress. But Alice has a secret, whose roots run five thousand miles away to that Kansas train ride, and a chain of connection with the potential to blow her comfortable existence apart. Ranging from the Dakota Badlands to the drawing rooms of Mayfair and the casting couches of the Edwardian theater, Ask Alice is a remarkable novel that confirms D. J. Taylor as a writer of the highest intellect, vision, and imagination.

The Doorposts Of Your House And On Your Gates A Novel

Author: Jacob Bacharach
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 163149175X
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A biting, tragicomic fable for our neurotic times, The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates conquers Tolstoy’s adage that "every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Is there any father worse than Abraham? Are there any unhappier families than the first family of Genesis? In the follow-up to his acclaimed debut, The Bend of the World, Jacob Bacharach enlivens these existential questions in a madcap tale that replaces the biblical Ur with New York City, the land of Canaan with the rust-belt river valleys of western Pennsylvania. Told in a comic voice that Sam Lipsyte once called "shrewd, deadpan, and dirty," The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates hilariously transposes the biblical story of our first patriarchs into a modern world even madder than the ancient Middle East. Fleeing from a failed relationship, Isabel Giordani leaves Manhattan for Pittsburgh to accept a job at the underachieving nonprofit Future Cities Institute and insinuates herself into the aimless lives of Isaac Mayer and his father, Abbie. An architect turned crooked real estate developer, Abbie claims to be chasing after an unexpected heavenly vision—one that inevitably embroils the Mayer family within the political and familial machinations of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Bacharach explores the perpetually fraught themes of love, family, God, and real estate in an irreverent and unnervingly tender tale that Edan Lepucki celebrates as "simultaneously funny and tragic, sacred and profane…wise and clever from the first page to the last."

Similes Dictionary

Author: Elyse Sommer
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578594693
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Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.

The Harrow

Author: Philip Mazza
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997710908
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The Special Edition of From Under a Tree provides a solid framework by which to trace the development of the early lore of the Harrow. It includes the fully corrected text of the author's original manuscript, which includes additional scenes and characters, an author's introduction, a map of the Harrow, and four appendices containing historical background of the events of the Harrow. Philip Mazza brings us an epic fantasy of wonder and adventure in the tradition of Tolkien. For those who have loved Tolkien here is one of the most delightfully imaginative books in recent memory. Fantasy fans will enjoy Philip Mazza's compelling characters and the scope of his thrilling, rich, and captivating world. An epic tale of heroism and passion, of adversity and triumph - The Harrow is a remarkable creation. Visiting their Aunt and Uncle for the summer, Molly and Elizabeth venture under a sycamore tree and find themselves in a fantastical world known as the Harrow. The girls know little of the troubles that will soon plague this new world but are guided by their Uncle's pet cat to a meeting of wizards. Here, they meet many other friends of their Uncle and learn that a long dead evil has been reawakened and is plotting to destroy the world. The sole weapon against this darkness rests on a necklace given to Molly by her Uncle, the Lia Fail stone, which could only be used by the Queen of Ahlgren. The stone's magical powers begin to empower Molly as Queen, upon whom all hope rests. Soon storms from the east bring the Uakor Turg, dreaded minions of evil, while ghost demons and dark wizards wage war across the lands and capture the sacred tree of peace, the Aina Dur. To save the Harrow, Molly and her sister must begin an adventure with others to face the darkest of evil.

Idea Of Prose

Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791423790
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This book consists of prose pieces that find a new form of expression for philosophy, an expression showing the inseparability of idea and prose--the very form of truth.

Lucid Intervals

Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101186978
Size: 22.63 MB
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Stone Barrington takes on a beautiful new client who’s nothing but trouble in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Stone Barrington and his former cop partner Dino are enjoying their drinks at Elaine’s when former client and all-around sad sack Herbie Fisher walks in...in need of a lawyer. But while Stone is trying to fend off Herbie, a more welcome potential employer appears: a beautiful woman looking for somebody who somebody else wants dead. She takes Stone into the posh world of embassy soirees and titled privilege, where high society meets government intrigue. And when trouble follows him from his Manhattan townhouse to his tranquil summer home in Maine, Stone has to decide what to do with the explosive information he’s uncovered.