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Happy on-sale day, Lee Child!

Happy on-sale day, Lee Child!

#jack reacher's rules #jack reacher #lee child
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unypl:

“Defending Jacob,” by William Landay
Borrow I Read

unypl:

“Defending Jacob,” by William Landay

Borrow I Read

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New York Times Bestseller List
PRINT HARDCOVER FICTION
2. THE TWELVE 
12. A WANTED MAN
34. DEFENDING JACOB

PRINT MASS-MARKET FICTION
6. VICTIMS
9. THE LITIGATORS
19. THE PASSAGE
25. 77 SHADOW STREET

PRINT HARDCOVER & PAPERBACK (COMBINED) FICTION
2. THE TWELVE
22. A WANTED MAN 
28. VICTIMS

EBOOK FICTION
3. THE TWELVE
20. THE PASSAGE
21. A WANTED MAN

COMBINED PRINT & EBOOK FICTION
3. THE TWELVE
19. A WANTED MAN
21. THE PASSAGE

New York Times Bestseller List

PRINT HARDCOVER FICTION

2. THE TWELVE

12. A WANTED MAN

34. DEFENDING JACOB


PRINT MASS-MARKET FICTION

6. VICTIMS

9. THE LITIGATORS

19. THE PASSAGE

25. 77 SHADOW STREET


PRINT HARDCOVER & PAPERBACK (COMBINED) FICTION

2. THE TWELVE

22. A WANTED MAN

28. VICTIMS

EBOOK FICTION

3. THE TWELVE

20. THE PASSAGE

21. A WANTED MAN


COMBINED PRINT & EBOOK FICTION

3. THE TWELVE

19. A WANTED MAN

21. THE PASSAGE

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Did you love Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander?
Well meet Fiona Griffith, the heroine of Harry Bingham’s newest mystery: Talking to the Dead.
 
Fiona is no ordinary cop. She’s earned a reputation at police headquarters in Cardiff, Wales, for being odd, for not picking up on social cues, for being a little overly intense. And there’s that gap in her past, the two-year hiatus that everyone assumes was a breakdown…
Harry Bingham describes her as “…the most dramatic character I’ve ever written. Dramatic not just because of the situations she finds herself in, but because of who she is. She’ll act in ways that are utterly unpredictable to the reader (or, often, the writer), but ones which emerge from her very essence.”
Find out more about Fiona on Harry’s blog, and read an excerpt of Talking to the Dead here! 

Did you love Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander?

Well meet Fiona Griffith, the heroine of Harry Bingham’s newest mystery: Talking to the Dead.

 

Fiona is no ordinary cop. She’s earned a reputation at police headquarters in Cardiff, Wales, for being odd, for not picking up on social cues, for being a little overly intense. And there’s that gap in her past, the two-year hiatus that everyone assumes was a breakdown…

Harry Bingham describes her as “…the most dramatic character I’ve ever written. Dramatic not just because of the situations she finds herself in, but because of who she is. She’ll act in ways that are utterly unpredictable to the reader (or, often, the writer), but ones which emerge from her very essence.”

Find out more about Fiona on Harry’s blog, and read an excerpt of Talking to the Dead here! 

#harry bingham #talking to the dead
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Reading Recommendation

“A layered, nuanced story of family, forgiveness, and rediscovered memories, this is a warm and emotional novel….The thrilling story of Dana’s crusade will remind readers of the best parts of the movie Erin Brockovich, and fans of Deborah Copaken Kogan and Fanny Blake are sure to enjoy this tender, tautly paced novel.”  —Booklist

Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Carla Buckley’s Invisible is a stunning novel of redemption, regret, and the complex ties of familial love.
 
Growing up, Dana Carlson and her older sister, Julie, are inseparable—Dana the impulsive one, Julie calmer and more nurturing. But then a devastating secret compels Dana to flee from home, not to see or speak to her sister for sixteen years.
 
When she receives the news that Julie is seriously ill, Dana knows that she must return to their hometown of Black Bear, Minnesota, to try and save her sister. Yet she arrives too late, only to discover that Black Bear has changed, and so have the people in it.
 
Julie has left behind a shattered teenage daughter, Peyton, and a mystery—what killed Julie may be killing others, too. Why is no one talking about it? Dana struggles to uncover the truth, but no one wants to hear it, including Peyton, who can’t forgive her aunt’s years-long absence. Dana had left to protect her own secrets, but Black Bear has a secret of its own—one that could tear apart Dana’s life, her family, and the whole town.

#carla buckley #invisible #review
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#jack reacher #lee child #movie #trailer
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Steve Berry: Washington Post

#steve berry #washington post
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#justin cronin #the twelve #bookpage
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A great reading/signing by Justin Cronin at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble. 

Favorite quote

"When people are scared and running for their lives they can only be themselves."

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openhouse2012:

The schedule of speakers for the Open House is now posted. Join us on Friday, November 2 for a full day of ideas and inspiration from national bestselling authors, a beloved columnist, television personalities… plus the talented editors and designers behind your favorite books.

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