From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 2 million copies sold

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

Ever tried to learn German and found it too hard? Bestselling language coach Paul Noble has a quick and easy way to get you back on track with his unique tried-and-tested method.

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Paul’s course teaches you how to speak German more effectively, giving you the building blocks to form a huge range of conversations. This is a practical way to learn the aspects of language that you’ll actually need and use; from booking a hotel room to navigating a menu, Paul will effortlessly build your confidence and give you the tools to handle any holiday situation. His ‘word robbery’ will also help unlock the range of vocabulary you already know.

Ideal for first-time learners or people who struggled in school, this book will help you absorb information quickly and efficiently, just like you did learning English as a child. Forget the way you used to be taught; this course guarantees you minimum effort and maximum success without the need for complex grammar rules or jargon.

“There is nothing so complicated in foreign languages that it cannot be made simple.” Paul Noble

A quick, easy and fun way to unlock your basic language skills. Perfect for beginners, this book will give you all the information you need to build basic conversations and get by on your travels.

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"Ein Meisterwerk der Spannung! Die Autorin schafft es auf hervorragende Weise den Charakteren eine psychologische Seite zu geben, die so gut beschrieben ist, dass wir uns in ihre Köpfe versetzt fühlen, ihren Ängsten folgen und über ihren Erfolg jubeln. Die Handlung ist sehr intelligent und wird Sie das ganze Buch hindurch unterhalten. Voller Wendungen wird Sie dieses Buch bis zur letzten Seite wach halten."

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (zu Verschwunden)

VERFOLGT ist Band #9 in der Bestseller Riley Paige Krimi Serie, die mit dem #1 Bestseller VERSCHWUNDEN (Band #1) beginnt .

Als zwei Soldaten auf einer riesigen Militärbasis in Kalifornien tot aufgefunden werden, sind die Militärermittler perplex. Wer tötet Soldaten in der sicheren Umgebung ihrer eigenen Basis?

Und warum?

Das FBI wird gerufen und Riley Paige übernimmt die Leitung. Riley findet sich in der Welt des Militärs wieder und ist überrascht zu sehen, dass selbst dort ein Serienmörder zuschlagen kann, mitten in dem sichersten Gelände der Welt.

Es entwickelte sich eine verzweifelte Katz und Maus Jagd, um die Psychologie des Mörders zu entziffern. Aber sie erkennt bald, dass sie es mit einem hervorragend ausgebildeten Mörder zu tun hat, einem, der sich selbst für sie als ein zu tödlicher Gegner herausstellen könnte.

Ein dunkler Psychothriller, der Herzklopfen bereitet. VERFOLGT ist Band #9 einer fesselnden neuen Serie – mit einem geliebten neuen Charakters – der Sie bis spät in die Nacht wach halten wird.

Band #10 in der Riley Paige Serie ist bald erhältlich.

"Ein Meisterwerk der Spannung! Die Autorin schafft es auf hervorragende Weise den Charakteren eine psychologische Seite zu geben, die so gut beschrieben ist, dass wir uns in ihre Köpfe versetzt fühlen, ihren Ängsten folgen und über ihren Erfolg jubeln. Die Handlung ist sehr intelligent und wird Sie das ganze Buch hindurch unterhalten. Voller Wendungen wird Sie dieses Buch bis zur letzten Seite wach halten."

––Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (zu Verschwunden)

VERLASSEN ist Band #7 in der Bestseller Riley Paige Krimi Serie, die mit dem #1 Bestseller VERSCHWUNDEN (Band #1) beginnt – einem kostenlosen Download mit über 700 fünf Sterne Bewertungen!

Als Spezialagentin Riley Paige sich endlich entscheidet eine wohl verdiente Pause vom FBI zu machen, erreicht sie ein Hilferuf von einer ungewöhnlichen Quelle: ihrer eigenen Tochter. Aprils beste Freundin ist durch den Tod ihrer Schwester, einer Studentin in Georgetown, am Boden zerstört. Schlimmer noch, sie ist überzeugt, dass der Selbstmord gestellt war und ihre Schwester durch die Hand eines Serienmörders umgekommen ist.

Widerstrebend ermittelt Riley in dem Fall und entdeckt, dass noch zwei weitere Studentinnen in Georgetown kürzlich auf die gleiche schreckliche Weise umgekommen sind – durch Hängen. Als ihr klar wird, dass es sich um einen möglichen Serienmörder handelt, zieht sie das FBI hinzu. Der Fall führt Riley auf den Campus einer der angesehensten Universitäten, in die Welt von wohlhabenden und ehrgeizigen Familien, die ihre Kinder zum Erfolg drängen. Bald findet sie heraus, dass der Fall verdrehter ist, als es den Anschein hat – und dass sie es möglicherweise mit dem psychotischsten Mörder ihrer gesamten Karriere zu tun hat.

Ein dunkler Psychothriller, der Herzklopfen bereitet. VERLASSEN ist Band #7 einer fesselnden neuen Serie – mit einem geliebten neuen Charakters – der Sie bis spät in die Nacht wach halten wird.

Band #8 in der Riley Paige Serie ist bald erhältlich.

 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
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“This is history at its most immediate and moving…A marvelous and memorable book.” —Jon Meacham

“Remarkable…A priceless civic gift…On page after page, a reader will encounter words that startle, or make him angry, or heartbroken.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Visceral...I repeatedly cried…This book captures the emotions and unspooling horror of the day.” —NPR

“Had me turning each page with my heart in my throat…There’s been a lot written about 9/11, but nothing like this. I urge you to read it.” —Katie Couric

The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001—a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma.

Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, which traced the rise of al-Qaeda, to The 9/11 Commission Report, the government’s definitive factual retrospective of the attacks. But one perspective has been missing up to this point—a 360-degree account of the day told through the voices of the people who experienced it.

Now, in The Only Plane in the Sky, award-winning journalist and bestselling historian Garrett Graff tells the story of the day as it was lived—in the words of those who lived it. Drawing on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, original interviews, and oral histories from nearly five hundred government officials, first responders, witnesses, survivors, friends, and family members, Graff paints the most vivid and human portrait of the September 11 attacks yet.

Beginning in the predawn hours of airports in the Northeast, we meet the ticket agents who unknowingly usher terrorists onto their flights, and the flight attendants inside the hijacked planes. In New York City, first responders confront a scene of unimaginable horror at the Twin Towers. From a secret bunker underneath the White House, officials watch for incoming planes on radar. Aboard the small number of unarmed fighter jets in the air, pilots make a pact to fly into a hijacked airliner if necessary to bring it down. In the skies above Pennsylvania, civilians aboard United Flight 93 make the ultimate sacrifice in their place. Then, as the day moves forward and flights are grounded nationwide, Air Force One circles the country alone, its passengers isolated and afraid.

More than simply a collection of eyewitness testimonies, The Only Plane in the Sky is the historic narrative of how ordinary people grappled with extraordinary events in real time: the father and son working in the North Tower, caught on different ends of the impact zone; the firefighter searching for his wife who works at the World Trade Center; the operator of in-flight telephone calls who promises to share a passenger’s last words with his family; the beloved FDNY chaplain who bravely performs last rites for the dying, losing his own life when the Towers collapse; and the generals at the Pentagon who break down and weep when they are barred from rushing into the burning building to try to rescue their colleagues.

At once a powerful tribute to the courage of everyday Americans and an essential addition to the literature of 9/11, The Only Plane in the Sky weaves together the unforgettable personal experiences of the men and women who found themselves caught at the center of an unprecedented human drama. The result is a unique, profound, and searing exploration of humanity on a day that changed the course of history, and all of our lives.
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