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The Institute: A Novel
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

577

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since <i>It鈥?lt;/i>publishing just as the second part of <i>It</i>, the movie, lands in theaters.</b><br /><br />In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis鈥檚 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鈥檚 no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents鈥攖elekinesis and telepathy鈥攚ho 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, 鈥渓ike the roach motel,鈥?Kalisha says. 鈥淵ou check in, but you don鈥檛 check out.鈥?lt;br /> <br />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鈥檛, 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.<br /> <br />As psychically terrifying as <i>Firestarter,</i> and with the spectacular kid power of <i>It</i>, <i>The Institute</i> is Stephen King鈥檚 gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don鈥檛 always win.
Ninth House
by Leigh Bardugo

Language

English

Pages

476

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<p><b>The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite</b></p><p>Galaxy 鈥淎lex鈥?Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale鈥檚 freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she鈥檚 thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world鈥檚 most prestigious universities on a full ride. What鈥檚 the catch, and why her?</p><p>Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale鈥檚 secret societies. Their eight windowless 鈥渢ombs鈥?are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street鈥檚 biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living.</p>
The World That We Knew: A Novel
by Alice Hoffman

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>This instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller and longlist recipient for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal takes place in 1941, during humanity鈥檚 darkest hour, and follows three unforgettable young women who must act with courage and love to survive.</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淸A] hymn to the power of resistance, perseverance, and enduring love in dark times鈥ravely beautiful鈥offman the storyteller continues to dazzle.鈥?鈥?lt;i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淥h, what a book this is! Hoffman鈥檚 exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the <i>humanity </i>she brings to us鈥攊t is a glorious experience.鈥?鈥擡LIZABETH STROUT, Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning author of <i>Olive Kitteridge</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淎lice Hoffman鈥檚 new novel will break your heart, and then stitch it back together piece by piece. It鈥檚 my new favorite Hoffman book.鈥?鈥擩ODI PICOULT, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Small Great Things </i>and <i>A Spark of Light</i> </b><br /><br />In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it鈥檚 his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.<br /> <br />Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where three thousand Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she鈥檚 destined to be.<br /> <br />What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never ending.
Doctor Sleep: A Novel (The Shining Book 2)
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

545

Publication Date

September 24, 2013

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<b>Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!</b><br /> <br /><b>From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to <i>The Shining</i>鈥攁n instant #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that is 鈥淸a] vivid frightscape鈥?(<i>The New York Times</i>). </b><br /><br />Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance鈥檚 sanity, as his paranormal gift known as 鈥渢he shining鈥?opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook鈥攁nd his father鈥檚 legacy of alcoholism and violence鈥攌ept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname 鈥淒octor Sleep鈥?by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone鈥攚ho possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining鈥攖he two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan鈥檚 own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl鈥檚 soul and survival...
Imaginary Friend
by Stephen Chbosky

Language

English

Pages

721

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Instant <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</b><br /><br /><strong>One of Fall 2019's Best Books (<i>People</i>, <i>EW</i>, <i>LitHub</i>, <i>Vox</i>, <i>Washington Post</i>, and more)</strong><br /><br /><strong>A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this acclaimed epic of literary horror from the author of <em>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</em>.</strong><br /><br /><b>Christopher is seven years old.</b><br /><b>Christopher is the new kid in town.</b><br /><b>Christopher has an imaginary friend. </b><br /><br /><i>We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.</i><br /><br />Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out.<br /><br />At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six long days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again.<br /><br />Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky's <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i> made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky has returned with an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, whose grand scale and rich emotion redefine the genre. Read it with the lights on.<br /><br />
A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness Book 1)
by Joe Abercrombie

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b>From <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Joe Abercrombie comes the first book in a new blockbuster fantasy trilogy where the age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die.</b><br />The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.<br />On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal's son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specializes in disappointments.<br />Savine dan Glokta - socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union - plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.<br />The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another...<b><br /></b>For more from Joe Abercrombie, check out:<b><br /></b><b>The First Law Trilogy</b><i>The Blade Itself</i><i>Before They Are Hanged</i><i>Last Argument of Kings</i><i><br /></i><i>Best Served Cold</i><i>The Heroes</i><i>Red Country</i><b><i><br /></i></b><b>The Shattered Sea Trilogy</b><i>Half a King</i><i>Half a World</i><i>Half a War</i>
It: A Novel
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

1169

Publication Date

January 01, 2016

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<b><i>It: Chapter Two</i></b><b>鈥攏ow a major motion picture!</b><br /> <br /> <b>Stephen King鈥檚 terrifying, classic #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, 鈥渁 landmark in American literature鈥?(<i>Chicago Sun-Times</i>)鈥攁bout seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers鈥n evil without a name: <i>It</i>.</b><br /><br />Welcome to Derry, Maine. It鈥檚 a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real.<br /> <br />They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city鈥檚 children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry鈥檚 sewers.<br /> <br />Readers of Stephen King know that Derry, Maine, is a place with a deep, dark hold on the author. It reappears in many of his books, including <i>Bag of Bones</i>, <i>Hearts in Atlantis</i>, and <i>11/22/63</i>. But it all starts with <i>It</i>.<br /> <br />鈥淪tephen King鈥檚 most mature work鈥?(<i>St. Petersburg Times</i>), 鈥?lt;i>It </i>will overwhelm you鈥o be read in a well-lit room only鈥?(<i>Los Angeles Times</i>).
The Whisper Man: A Novel
by Alex North

Language

English

Pages

350

Publication Date

August 20, 2019

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<p><b>**THE INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER**</b></p><p>"WORKS BEAUTIFULLY... If you like being terrified, <i>The Whisper Man</i> has your name on it."<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i>, Editor's Pick</b></p><p>"SUPERB"<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Publisher's Weekly</i>, Starred Review</b></p><p>"BRILLIANT... will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King."<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Booklist</i>, Starred Review</b></p><p>"POIGNANT AND TERRIFYING"<br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.</b></p><p>After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.</p><p>But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed "The Whisper Man," for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.</p><p>Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter's crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.</p><p>And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window...</p>
Dark Illusion (Carpathian Novel, A Book 33)
by Christine Feehan

Language

English

Pages

430

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>A mage and a warrior must see beyond their facades and embrace the bond that links their souls in this powerful Carpathian novel from #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Christine Feehan.聽</b><br /><br />At any other time, Julija Brennan would find solace in the quiet of the Sierra Mountains, but now the mage is in the race of her life. Having broken free from her controlling family, Julija鈥檚 attempt to warn the Carpathians of the coming threat has failed and put a target on her back鈥攁nd those who are hunting her are close behind.鈥?lt;br /><br />After centuries locked away in a monastery in the Carpathian Mountains, Isai Florea can鈥檛 believe he鈥檚 finally found his lifemate鈥攖he missing half of his soul. The second he sees Julija, his world blazes with color. But despite their explosive connection, Julija rebels against what she sees as Isai鈥檚 intent to control her and rejects the bond that would prevent him from becoming a monster.聽聽<br /><br />As their unfulfilled bond continues to call to them both, Julija and Isai aim to complete the task that brought them together. They are used to facing danger alone, but now the mage and the ancient warrior must learn how to rely on each other in order to stop a plot that threatens all Carpathians.鈥?/div>
The Shining
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

674

Publication Date

June 24, 2008

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<b>Before <i>Doctor Sleep, </i>there was <i>The Shining, </i>a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King. </b><br /><br /><br />Jack Torrance鈥檚 new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he鈥檒l have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

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