The Versions of Us

  • Filename: the-versions-of-us.
  • ISBN: 9780544634473
  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Laura Barnett
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In one moment, two lives will be changed forever . . . and forever . . . and forever. The one thing that’s certain is they met on a Cambridge street by chance and felt a connection that would last a lifetime. But as for what happened next . . . They fell wildly in love, or went their separate ways. They kissed, or they thought better of it. They married soon after, or were together for a few weeks before splitting up. They grew distracted and disappointed with their daily lives together, or found solace together only after hard years spent apart. With The Versions of Us, Laura Barnett has created a world as magical and affecting as those that captivated readers in One Day and Life After Life. It is a tale of possibilities and consequences that rings across the shifting decades, from the fifties, sixties, seventies, and on to the present, showing how even the smallest choices can define the course of our lives.


  • Filename: us-lp.
  • ISBN: 0062400711
  • Release Date: 2014-12-09
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: David Nicholls
  • Publisher: HarperLuxe

David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller One Day to a compelling, deftly humorous new novel about what holds marriages and families together—and what happens when everything threatens to fall apart. Us is the story of Douglas, a husband and father whose life turns upside-down when his wife of three decades tells him she wants a divorce. Will a long-planned family trip to Europe give him one last chance to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learn how to get closer to a son who's always felt like a stranger?

Fever at Dawn

  • Filename: fever-at-dawn.
  • ISBN: 9781473540293
  • Release Date: 2016-04-07
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Peter Gardos
  • Publisher: Random House

'An incredible gem of a novel, based on a true story. I loved it’ LAURA BARNETT, bestselling author of THE VERSIONS OF US 'Powerful' Mail on Sunday 'Poignant, uplifting, tender, affectionate' Daily Express 'Tenderly uplifting' Good Housekeeping 'Tenderly humorous. Vital and enjoyable' The Australian 'Dramatic, compassionate and deeply moving.' Jennifer Clement, author of award-winning novel PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN 'A magnificent novel, tonally flawless, its humour defiant in the face of vast tragedy.' Joan London, author of GILGAMESH, THE GOOD PARENTS and THE GOLDEN AGE The No.1 European Bestseller In an over-crowded hospital ward in the summer of July 1945, Miklos is propped up against a pillow. He is writing a letter of hope. It doesn’t matter that Miklos is bruised and battered, that his skin shares the same colour as a greying pile of ash, or that the doctor told him "You have six months to live". Because, now, for the first time since the war, he feels truly alive. Miklos is thinking of things far more important than his health. He is thinking that he would like to find a wife...

In the Unlikely Event

  • Filename: in-the-unlikely-event.
  • ISBN: 9781743537961
  • Release Date: 2015-06-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Judy Blume
  • Publisher: Picador

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first time, three planes fell from the sky within three months, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume weaves a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are for ever changed in the aftermath. The plane crashes bring some people closer together and tear others apart; they create myths and unlock secrets. As Miri experiences the ordinary joys and pains of growing up in extraordinary circumstances, a young journalist makes his name reporting tragedy. And through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. Beautiful, gripping and deeply moving, In the Unlikely Event is an unforgettable novel from Judy Blume, one of America's most beloved authors.

A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS Exclusive Chapter Sampler

  • Filename: a-year-of-marvellous-ways-exclusive-chapter-sampler.
  • ISBN: 9781472231345
  • Release Date: 2015-04-09
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Sarah Winman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

An exclusive free sample from Sarah Winman's new novel, A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS. From the author of the bestselling WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT comes this spellbinding new novel. Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she's taken to spending her days sitting by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it. Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid. A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.

Cloud Atlas

  • Filename: cloud-atlas.
  • ISBN: 9781444767568
  • Release Date: 2012-11-22
  • Number of pages: 486
  • Author: David Mitchell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

CLOUD ATLAS, David Mitchell's bestselling Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel which was also one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade, has now been adapted for film. In this enhanced edition you can read the original novel along with a new essay by David Mitchell about the transformation of his novel into a film, and watch four exclusive videos about the book and film. The major motion picture, directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent Hugo Weaving, Doona Bae, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun, Keith David and Hugh Grant. The novel features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of CLOUD ATLAS hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history and their destinies are changed in ways great and small. Mitchell's other novels are GHOSTWRITTEN, NUMBER9DREAM, BLACK SWAN GREEN and A THOUSAND AUTUMS OF JACOB DE ZOET, all published by Sceptre. Facebook: Sceptre Books Twitter: SceptreBooks

King James VI and I

  • Filename: king-james-vi-and-i.
  • ISBN: 0754604829
  • Release Date: 2003-01
  • Number of pages: 413
  • Author: James I (King of England)
  • Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

King James VI and I provides a broad representative selection of King James's writings on a range of secular and religious topics. Each text is provided in full, creating an invaluable reference tool for 16th and 17th century scholars working in different disciplines and a fascinating collection for students and general readers interested in early modern history and literature. In contrast to other editions of James's writings, which have been confined to a single aspect of his work, the present edition brings together for the first time his poetry and his religious writing, his political works and his treatises on witchcraft and tobacco, in a single volume. While several other monarchs engaged in literary composition, King James VI and I stands out as an inveterate scribbler and is certainly the most extensively published of all British rulers.

A People s History of the United States

  • Filename: a-people-s-history-of-the-united-states.
  • ISBN: 9780061965586
  • Release Date: 2010-11-02
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Author: Howard Zinn
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—from the point of view of, and in the words of, America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. From Columbus to the Revolution to slavery and the Civil War—from World War II to the election of George W. Bush and the “War on Terror”—A People’s History of the United States is an important and necessary contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.


  • Filename: disclaimer.
  • ISBN: 9780062362278
  • Release Date: 2015-05-19
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Renée Knight
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

A brilliantly conceived, deeply unsettling psychological thriller— already an international sensation—about a woman haunted by secrets, the consuming desire for revenge, and the terrible price we pay when we try to hide the truth. Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day she became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew—and that person is dead. Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine’s world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened on that awful day . . . even if the shocking truth might destroy her.

Our Endless Numbered Days

  • Filename: our-endless-numbered-days.
  • ISBN: 9780241969014
  • Release Date: 2015-02-26
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Claire Fuller
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2015 'Fuller handles the tension masterfully in this grown-up thriller of a fairytale, full of clues, questions and intrigue.' - The Times 'Extraordinary...From the opening sentence it is gripping' - Sunday Times 1976: Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother's grand piano, but her pretty life is about to change. Her survivalist father, who has been stockpiling provisions for the end which is surely coming soon, takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest. There he tells Peggy the rest of the world has disappeared. Her life is reduced to a piano which makes music but no sound, a forest where all that grows is a means of survival. And a tiny wooden hut that is Everything.

Fates and Furies

  • Filename: fates-and-furies.
  • ISBN: 9781473519305
  • Release Date: 2015-09-15
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Lauren Groff
  • Publisher: Random House

AMAZON.COM’s 2015 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BARACK OBAMA'S BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but behind closed doors things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.

The Museum of You

  • Filename: the-museum-of-you.
  • ISBN: 9780091959609
  • Release Date: 2016-06-16
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Carys Bray
  • Publisher: Random House

Clover Quinn was a surprise. She used to imagine she was the good kind, now sheâe(tm)s not sure. Sheâe(tm)d like to ask Dad about it, but growing up in the saddest chapter of someone elseâe(tm)s story is difficult. She tries not to skate on the thin ice of his memories. Darren has done his best. He's studied his daughter like a seismologist on the lookout for waves and surrounded her with everything she might want - everything he can think of, at least - to be happy. What Clover wants is answers. This summer, she thinks she can find them in the second bedroom, which is full of her mother's belongings. Volume isn't important, what she is looking for is essence; the undiluted bits: a collection of things that will tell the full story of her mother, her father and who she is going to be. But what you find depends on what you're searching for.

The Long Goodbye

  • Filename: the-long-goodbye.
  • ISBN: 9781551998725
  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher: New Canadian Library

One of the best and most personal novel’s by one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. When a friend of private investigator Philip Marlowe’s shows up at his house begging the detective to drive him to Tijuana airport, he agrees. Both his friend and his friend’s wife turn up dead, and when another case of Marlowe’s turns out to have connections to his friend’s death, he is determined to uncover what actually happened. Robert Gould played Marlowe in the 1973 film adaptation. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The View on the Way Down

  • Filename: the-view-on-the-way-down.
  • ISBN: 9781447224716
  • Release Date: 2013-04-11
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Rebecca Wait
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

'Brilliant' Stylist 'Unforgettable' Easy Living Emma used to have two brothers, but five years ago Kit died and on the day of his funeral Jamie left home and never came back. Their parents never talk about what happened. But now Emma is older she is beginning to ask questions - and she's never given up hope that she will see Jamie again . . . Told with honesty and warmth, The View on the Way Down is the story of a devastating act of brotherly love that will open your eyes even as it breaks your heart. 'This is a book that leaves you contemplating many things. The complexity of sibling relationships, the hidden contagiousness of mental illness, the long shadows cast by childhood and the pain that is the price of love' Matt Haig, Guardian 'So compassionate, so heartbreaking . . . the story wouldn't let me go' Shelley Harris 'A wonderfully moving portrayal of love and pain with a mystery right at its heart. I defy anybody to read this book and not be touched in some way' Sally Brampton

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