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Barack Obama
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
 
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.
Brandon Sanderson

The Stormlight Archive saga continues in Rhythm of War, the eagerly awaited sequel to Brandon Sanderson's #1 New York Times bestselling Oathbringer, from an epic fantasy writer at the top of his game.

After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an advantage, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar’s crafty ally Taravangian looms over every strategic move.

Now, as new technological discoveries by Navani Kholin’s scholars begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength.

At the same time that Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with his changing role within the Knights Radiant, his Windrunners face their own problem: As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead the coalition’s envoy to the honorspren stronghold of Lasting Integrity and either convince the spren to join the cause against the evil god Odium, or personally face the storm of failure.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer
Rhythm of War

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Collection
Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners
Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity

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Matthew McConaughey
From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction
 
“Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
 
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
 
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
 
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
 
It’s a love letter. To life.
 
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
 
Good luck.
Michael Connelly
“One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” (Associated Press)

Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart-stopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.
 
Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail.
 
But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him.
 
Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence.
 
In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch... in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times).
“Przepełniona akcją powieść z gatunku fantasy, która z pewnością zadowoli zarówno fanów dotychczasowej twórczości Morgan Rice, jak i entuzjastów powieści takich jak The Inheritance Cycle Christophera Paolini.... Najnowsza powieść Rice wciągnie bez reszty wszystkich miłośników literatury dla młodzieży.”

--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (dotyczy Powrotu Smoków)

KRÓLESTWO CIENI to piąta część bestsellerowej serii fantasy Morgan Rice, KRÓLOWIE I CZARNOKSIĘŻNICY (pierwsza część, POWRÓT SMOKÓW, jest do ściągnięcia za darmo)!

W księdze zatytułowanej KRÓLESTWO CIENI, Kyra będzie musiała walczyć o życie w samym środku płonącej stolicy, zaatakowanej przez stado smoków. Jeśli uda jej się przeżyć, wyruszy do Mardy, na poszukiwania magicznej broni, jedynej nadziei Escalonu. By ocalić swój ukochany kraj przed inwazją trolli, zapuści się w najmroczniejsze zakątki tej ponurej krainy.

Duncan, uwieziony w pogrążonej w ogniu stolicy, wykorzystuje cały swój spryt, by zebrać swoich ludzi i  razem z nimi uciec tam, gdzie będą mogli przegrupować się i przygotować strategię ataku na Pandezję. Ścigany przez Wezuwiusza i jego armię trolli, Merk opuszcza Wieżę Kos i wraz z córką króla Tarnisa przemierza zdradzieckie wody Zatoki Śmierci, by dotrzeć do twierdzy na wyspie Knossos.

Dierdre i Marco zdołają przetrwać falę zniszczenia, która przetoczy się przez Ur. Będą musieli otrząsnąć się po stracie wszystkich, których znali i kochali, by wyruszyć na poszukiwanie jedynej osoby, która może im pomóc: Kyry. Tymczasem Alec płynie wraz z mieszkańcami Zaginionych Wysp z powrotem do Escalonu, w dłoni dzierżąc tajemniczy miecz, który może zmienić wszystko. Nie spodziewa się jednak, że zastanie swój kraj w kompletnej ruinie, opanowany przez hordy smoków.

KRÓLESTWO CIENI przeniesie cię do świata rycerzy i wojowników, królów i namiestników, honoru i męstwa, magii, przeznaczenia, potworów i smoków. To magiczna opowieść o miłości i złamanych sercach, oszustwach, ambicji i zdradzie. To powieść fantasy w najlepszym wydaniu, która będzie żyć w tobie jeszcze długo po jej przeczytaniu, która wciągnie każdego czytelnika, bez względu na jego płeć czy wiek.

Szósta część serii KRÓLOWIE I CZARNOKSIĘŻNICY ukaże się już wkrótce.

"Dobra wiadomość dla wszystkich tych, którzy po przeczytaniu całej serii Kręgu Czarnoksiężnika wciąż pragną więcej. Książki Morgan Rice to zapowiedź kolejnej genialnej serii fantasy, która zabiera nas w podróż do świata trolli i smoków, męstwa, honoru, odwagi, magii i wiary w swoje przeznaczenie. Morgan po raz kolejny udało się stworzyć nietuzinkowych bohaterów, których dopingujemy na każdej stronie książki. ... Obowiązkowa pozycja w biblioteczce każdego miłośnika gatunku fantasy."

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (dotyczy Powrotu Smoków)

„KRĄG CZARNOKSIĘŻNIKA ma wszystko, czego potrzeba książce, by odnieść natychmiastowy sukces: intrygi, kontrintrygi, tajemnicę, walecznych rycerzy i rozwijające się związki, a wśród nich złamane serca, oszustwa i zdrady. To świetna rozrywka na wiele godzin, która przemówi do każdej grupy wiekowej. Wszyscy fani fantasy powinni znaleźć dla niej miejsce w swojej biblioteczce.”

- Books and Movies Reviews, Roberto Mattos

RZĄDY KRÓLOWYCH to trzynasta księga bestsellerowej sagi KRĄG CZARNOKSIĘŻNIKA, której pierwszą częścią jest książka pod tytułem WYPRAWA BOHATERÓW.

W RZĄDACH KRÓLOWYCH Gwendolyn prowadzi ocalałych członków swojego ludu na wygnanie, po tym jak udaje im się dotrzeć do wrogich wybrzeży Imperium. Wzięci pod opiekę ludu Sandary, starają się w ukryciu odzyskać siły i stworzyć sobie nowy dom w cieniach miasta Volusia.

Thor, zdecydowany, by ocalić Guwayne’a, kontynuuje wraz ze swą drużyną misję, której wykonania się podjęli. Przepływają przez potężny ocean, aby dostać się do potężnych jaskiń niedaleko Krainy Duchów. Napotkają tam niewyobrażalne potwory i egzotyczne krajobrazy.

Na Wyspach Południowych Alistair postanowiła poświęcić swoje życie dla Ereca – jednak nieoczekiwany zwrot zdarzeń może sprawić, że obojgu im uda się ocaleć.

Darius ryzykuje wszystko, aby ocalić miłość swojego życia, Loti. Nawet jeśli oznacza to, że sam musi stawić czoła Imperium. Już po krótkim czasie zorientuje się, że to dopiero początek. Volusia dokonuje powstania. Po zabójstwie Romulusa zdobywa władzę nad Imperium i staje się bezlitosną królową – dokładnie taką, jaką zawsze chciała być.

Czy Gwen i jej ludzie przeżyją? Czy Guwayne zostanie znaleziony? Czy Alistair i Erec przeżyją? Czy Darius uratuje Loti? Czy Thorgrin i jego kompania przetrwają?

Dzięki skomplikowanej budowie świata i charakterystyce postaci, RZĄDY KRÓLOWYCH są wspaniałą historią o przyjaciołach, kochankach, rywalach i zalotnikach, o rycerzach i smokach, intrygach i politycznych machinacjach, o dorastaniu, złamanych sercach, oszustwach, ambicji i zdradzie. Jest to opowieść o odwadze, wierze i przeznaczeniu, o czarnoksięstwie. Jest to powieść fantasy, która wprowadzi nas do świata, którego nigdy nie zapomnimy. To opowieść nadająca się dla wszystkich, niezależnie od wieku i płci.

„Opowieść przykuła moją uwagę od samego początku – i nie puściła do końca… Ta historia przedstawia wspaniałą przygodę, która pełna jest nagłych zwrotów akcji i ciekawych zdarzeń. Nie znajdziecie tu ani jednego nudnego momentu.”

-- Paranormap Romance Guild 

„KRĄG CZARNOKSIĘŻNIKA ma wszystko, czego potrzeba książce, by odnieść natychmiastowy sukces: intrygi, kontrintrygi, tajemnicę, walecznych rycerzy i rozwijające się związki, a wśród nich złamane serca, oszustwa i zdrady. To świetna rozrywka na wiele godzin, która przemówi do każdej grupy wiekowej. Wszyscy fani fantasy powinni znaleźć dla niej miejsce w swojej biblioteczce.”

- Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos 

W PRZYSIĘDZE BRACI Thorgrin i jego bracia wydostają się z krainy umarłych, bardziej niż uprzednio zdeterminowani, by odnaleźć Guwayne’a. Płyną przez nieprzyjazne morze, które doprowadzi ich w miejsca przekraczające ich najśmielsze wyobrażenia. Są coraz bliżsi odnalezienia Guwayne’a, lecz napotykają na nieznane im dotąd przeszkody, przez które zostaną poddani próbie i zmuszeni do wykorzystania swego szkolenia oraz do tego, by trwać u swego boku jak bracia.

Darius stawia czoła Imperium. Oswobadza jedną niewolniczą osadę za drugą i odważnie gromadzi armię. Mierząc się z ufortyfikowanymi miastami i armią tysiąckrotnie większą od jego, czerpie ze swych instynktów i odwagi. Zdeterminowany jest, by przetrwać, by odnieść zwycięstwo, by dążyć do wolności za wszelką cenę – nawet cenę swego życia.

Pozbawiona wyboru Gwendolyn wiedzie swych poddanych ku Wielkiemu Pustkowiu. Zapuszczają się dalej w Imperium niż ktokolwiek wcześniej, wyruszając na wyprawę, by odnaleźć znane z legend królestwo Drugiego Kręgu – ostatnią nadzieję na przeżycie dla ludu Gwen i ostatnią nadzieję dla Dariusa. W drodze jednakże Gwendolyn napotka przerażające potwory, nieprzyjazne krainy i będzie musiała zmierzyć się z rebelią pośród swych poddanych, której być może nawet ona nie będzie w stanie okiełznać.

Erec i Alistair wyruszają ku Imperium, by ocalić swych pobratymców. Zatrzymują się na skrytych wyspach, zdecydowani zdobyć armię – nawet jeśli oznacza to, że będą musieli zetknąć się z najemnikami o wątpliwej reputacji.

Znajdujący się w sercu Volusii Godfrey wpada w tarapaty, gdy jego plan nie idzie po jego myśli. Zostaje uwięziony i niebawem ma zostać stracony. Tym razem nawet on nie widzi dla siebie ratunku.

Volusia zawiera pakt z najmroczniejszym spośród czarnoksiężników i – osiągnąwszy jeszcze wyższą pozycję – nie ustaje w podbojach, pokonując wszystkich, którzy stają jej na drodze. Potężniejsza niż kiedykolwiek, zbliża się ku bramom imperialnej stolicy i staje naprzeciw całej imperialnej armii, która przewyższa liczebnie nawet jej własną. Zanosi się na wielką bitwę.

Czy Thorgrin odnajdzie Guwayne’a? Czy Gwendolyn i jej lud przetrwają? Czy Godfrey zbiegnie? Czy Erec i Alistair dotrą do Imperium? Czy Volusia zostanie nową władczynią Imperium? Czy Darius poprowadzi swych ludzi ku zwycięstwu?

“Przepełniona akcją powieść z gatunku fantasy, która z pewnością zadowoli zarówno fanów dotychczasowej twórczości Morgan Rice, jak i entuzjastów powieści takich jak The Inheritance Cycle Christophera Paolini.... Najnowsza powieść Rice wciągnie bez reszty wszystkich miłośników literatury dla młodzieży.”

--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (dotyczy Powrotu Smoków)

NOC ŚMIAŁKÓW to szósta część bestsellerowej serii fantasy Morgan Rice, KRÓLOWIE I CZARNOKSIĘŻNICY (pierwsza część, POWRÓT SMOKÓW, jest do ściągnięcia za darmo)!

W księdze zatytułowanej NOC ŚMIAŁKÓW Kyra będzie musiała odnaleźć sposób, by wydostać się z Mardy i powrócić do Escalonu z Berłem Prawdy. Tam weźmie udział w największej bitwie swojego życia przeciwko armii Ra, narodowi trolli oraz stadom smoków. Jeśli jej moce i broń okażą się wystarczająco silne, na końcu swej drogi spotka się z matką, dzięki której pozna tajemnicę swego przeznaczenia i narodzin.

Duncan będzie musiał zmierzyć się w przełomowym starciu z armią Pandezji. Będzie walczył dzielnie i zaciekle, wygrywając kolejne bitwy, lecz gdy dojdzie do ostatecznej konfrontacji w Diabelskim Kanionie, jego wszystkie dotychczasowe zwycięstwa mogą okazać się bez znaczenia w obliczu okrutnego podstępu, który przygotował dla niego Ra.

By odeprzeć atak smoków w Zatoce Śmierci, Alec i wojownicy Zaginionych Wysp połączą siły z Merkiem i córką króla Tarnisa. Aby ocalić Escalon, będą musieli odnaleźć Duncana i wspólnie z nim stawić czoła Wezuwiuszowi.

Dramatyczne bitwy, broń i czary doprowadzą do zapierającego dech w piersiach, nieoczekiwanego zakończenia sagi Królowie i Czarnoksiężnicy, które obfitować będzie zarówno w bolesne tragedie jak i w inspirujące odrodzenia.

NOC ŚMAŁKÓW przeniesie cię do świata rycerzy i wojowników, królów i namiestników, honoru i męstwa, magii, przeznaczenia, potworów i smoków. To magiczna opowieść o miłości i złamanych sercach, oszustwach, ambicji i zdradzie. To powieść fantasy w najlepszym wydaniu, która będzie żyć w tobie jeszcze długo po jej przeczytaniu, która wciągnie każdego czytelnika, bez względu na jego płeć czy wiek.

"Dobra wiadomość dla wszystkich tych, którzy po przeczytaniu całej serii Kręgu Czarnoksiężnika wciąż pragną więcej. Książki Morgan Rice to zapowiedź kolejnej genialnej serii fantasy, która zabiera nas w podróż do świata trolli i smoków, męstwa, honoru, odwagi, magii i wiary w swoje przeznaczenie. Morgan po raz kolejny udało się stworzyć nietuzinkowych bohaterów, których dopingujemy na każdej stronie książki. ... Obowiązkowa pozycja w biblioteczce każdego miłośnika gatunku fantasy."

--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (dotyczy Powrotu Smoków) 

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller and a USA Today and Indie Bestseller!

The Stormlight Archive saga continues in Rhythm of War, the eagerly awaited sequel to Brandon Sanderson's #1 New York Times bestselling Oathbringer, from an epic fantasy writer at the top of his game.

After forming a coalition of human resistance against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an advantage, and the threat of a betrayal by Dalinar’s crafty ally Taravangian looms over every strategic move.

Now, as new technological discoveries by Navani Kholin’s scholars begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength.

At the same time that Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with his changing role within the Knights Radiant, his Windrunners face their own problem: As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead the coalition’s envoy to the honorspren stronghold of Lasting Integrity and either convince the spren to join the cause against the evil god Odium, or personally face the storm of failure.

Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson

The Cosmere

The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Edgedancer (Novella)
Oathbringer
Rhythm of War

The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages

Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning

Collection
Arcanum Unbounded

Other Cosmere novels
Elantris
Warbreaker

The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent

The Rithmatist series
The Rithmatist

Other books by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners
Steelheart
Firefight
Calamity

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
 
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Danielle Steel’s dazzling new novel, a young woman must overcome tremendous adversity in her quest to find herself and achieve real happiness.

Nicole “Coco” Martin is destined to have it all. As the only child of doting and successful parents, she has been given every opportunity in life. Having inherited her mother’s stunning beauty and creativity, along with her father’s work ethic and diligence, she has the world at her feet. Her graduation from Columbia is fast approaching, and with it the summer job of her dreams working at a magazine. Between work, leisurely weekends at her family’s home in Southampton, and spending as much time as possible with her best friend, Sam, life couldn’t be better—until tragedy strikes. Coco’s beloved parents are killed in a terrorist attack while on vacation in France.

Now devastated and alone, Coco must find a way to move forward and make her way in the world without the family she loved. Determined to forge her own path and make her parents proud, Coco pursues her dreams, dazzled by exciting opportunities that come her way. Her goals are to think outside the box—and always play by her own rules. As she finds herself drawn to charismatic, fascinating men, each relationship will teach Coco new lessons, some delightful, some painful. She will come to realize what matters, and how strong she truly is—and in the end, she will discover herself.

Richly exploring one woman’s poignant journey through life, All That Glitters is a compelling tale of challenges, heartbreak, discovery, and triumph, a powerful reminder that all that glitters is not the essence of life. And what is truly worth having was right there in our hands all along.
A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox.

The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the world’s leading non-profit funder of PD science. His two previous bestselling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he came to terms with the illness, all the while exhibiting his iconic optimism. His new memoir reassesses this outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges.

In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox’s trademark sense of humor, his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses.

Running through the narrative is the drama of the medical madness Fox recently experienced, that included his daily negotiations with the Parkinson’s disease he’s had since 1991, and a spinal cord issue that necessitated immediate surgery. His challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism and “get out of the lemonade business altogether.”

Does he make it all of the way back? Read the book.
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Jackie Kabler

A mother’s job is to protect her child...

But everyone makes mistakes...

The gripping psychological thriller debut from the kindle bestselling author of The Perfect Couple

I never thought it would happen to me...

One moment I had it all – a gorgeous husband, a beautiful home, a fulfilling career and two adorable children. The next, everything came crashing down around me.

They said it was my fault. They said I’m the worst mother in the world. And even though I can’t remember what happened that day, they wouldn’t lie to me. These are my friends, my family, people I trust.

But then why do I have this creeping sensation that something is wrong? Why do I feel like people are keeping secrets? Am I really as guilty as they say? And if I’m not, what will happen when the truth comes out...?

Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell

What readers are saying about Am I Guilty:

‘One of the best suspense mysteries I have ever read’

‘What a wild rollercoaster of a book’

‘Full of twists and the suspense just grows with each turn of the page’

‘Had me on the edge of my seat until the final page!’

‘I love getting so much more than expected out of a story and this is a prime example of that’

‘Heart breaking, fast paced & so many twists. I would recommend this to anyone’

‘Gripped from the first page – a must read for those thrill seekers’

‘This was brilliant. I literally couldn’t put this down’

‘Five stars and I’d add an extra one if I could, it’s that good’

Michael A. Singer
Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider these aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. In The Untethered Soul, spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.The Untethered Soul offers a frank and friendly discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, Singer examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue we all live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show listeners how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment, the embrace of universal consciousness, is the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of unconditional happiness. Throughout, the book maintains a light and engaging tone, free from heavy dogma and prescriptive religious references. The easy exercises that figure in each chapter help listeners experience the ideas that Singer presents.
Kelly Rimmer

“Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself. I thought that Before I Let You Go was one of the best novels I had ever read...If you only have time to read one book this year The Things We Cannot Say should be that book. Keep tissues handy.”—Fresh Fiction

“Fans of The Nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author

In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny...and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century.

Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little by little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, and Alina’s tiny rural village, its families, are divided by fear and hate.

Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where Alina used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the soldiers who patrol her parents’ farm. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief.

Slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and finely wrought narrative. The Things We Cannot Say is an unshakable reminder of the devastation when truth is silenced...and how it can take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust it.

Jessica Simpson

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Includes six new songs by Jessica Simpson, available exclusively in the Open Book audiobook.

Performed by the author featuring her music throughout.

Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.

This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn’t want to lie.

Jessica couldn’t be authentic with her readers if she wasn’t fully honest with herself first.

Now America’s Sweetheart, preacher’s daughter, pop phenomenon, reality tv pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites readers on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others, but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before.

First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being talked about, Jessica is doing the talking. Her book shares the wisdom and inspirations she’s learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture cliché’s — “chicken or fish,” “Daisy Duke,” "football jinx," “mom jeans,” “sexual napalm...” and more. Open Book is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers.

Includes the songs “Heartbeat,” “Practice What You Preach,” “Sweet Temptation,” “Your Fool”(featuring Willie Nelson), “Party of One,” and “Free Will” by Jessica Simpson.

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“How To will make you laugh as you learn…With How To, you can't help but appreciate the glorious complexity of our universe and the amazing breadth of humanity's effort to comprehend it. If you want some lightweight edification, you won't go wrong with How To.” —CNET
 
“[How To] has science and jokes in it, so 10/10 can recommend.” —Simone Giertz

The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer

For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole.

Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. And if you want to get rid of the book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapor, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the Sun.

By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and fun illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.
“If you’re into mystery thrillers, then you’re into Karin Slaughter.” —THESKIMM

He watches. He waits. He takes. Who will be next . . .

THE SILENT WIFE

Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists that he was framed by a corrupt law enforcement team led by Jeffrey Tolliver and that the real culprit is still out there—a serial killer who has systematically been preying on women across the state for years. If Will reopens the investigation and implicates the dead police officer with a hero’s reputation of wrongdoing, the opportunistic convict is willing to provide the information GBI needs about the riot murder.

Only days ago, another young woman was viciously murdered in a state park in northern Georgia. Is it a fluke, or could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As Will Trent digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth. But Will can’t crack either mystery without the help of the one person he doesn’t want involved: his girlfriend and Jeffrey Tolliver’s widow, medical examiner Sara Linton.

When the past and present begin to collide, Will realizes that everything he values is at stake . . .

Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel
A Locus, and Nebula Award nominee for 2019
A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Polygon, Den of Geek
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A Guardian Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2019 and “Not the Booker Prize” Nominee
A Goodreads Biggest SFF Book of 2019 and Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee

"A Memory Called Empire perfectly balances action and intrigue with matters of empire and identity. All around brilliant space opera, I absolutely love it."—Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident—or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.

Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion—all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret—one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life—or rescue it from annihilation.

A fascinating space opera debut novel, Arkady Martine's A Memory Called Empire is an interstellar mystery adventure.

"The most thrilling ride ever. This book has everything I love."—Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

And coming soon, the brilliant sequel, A Desolation Called Peace!

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five-tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans
 
Members of the military’s special operations branches share a closely guarded secret: They love their jobs. They relish the opportunity to fight. They are thankful for it, even, and hopeful that maybe, possibly, they’ll also get to kill a bunch of bad guys while they’re at it. You don’t necessarily need to thank them for their service—the pleasure is all theirs.

In this hilarious and personal memoir, readers ride shotgun alongside former Army Ranger and private military contractor and current social media phenomenon Mat Best, into the action and its aftermath, both abroad and at home. From surviving a skin infection in the swampy armpit of America (aka Columbus, Georgia) to kicking down doors on the outskirts of Ramadi, from blowing up a truck full of enemy combatants to witnessing the effects of a suicide bombing right in front of your face, Thank You for My Service gives readers who love America and love the good guys fresh insight into what it’s really like inside the minds of the men and women on the front lines.

It’s also a sobering yet steadying glimpse at life for veterans after the fighting stops, when the enemy becomes self-doubt or despair and you begin to wonder why anyone should be thanking you for anything, least of all your service. How do you keep going when something you love turns you into somebody you hate? For veterans and their friends and families, Thank You for My Service will offer comfort, in the form of a million laughs, and counsel, as a blueprint for what to do after the war ends and the real fight begins.

And for civilians, this is the insider account of military life you won’t find anywhere else, told with equal amounts of heart and balls. It’s Deadpool meets Captain America, except one went to business school and one went to therapy, and it’s anyone’s guess which is which.
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