Stranded on Mars by a dust storm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges.
Liane Moriarty follows three mothers and their involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves someone dead. At first it appears to have been a tragic accident, but evidence soon reveals that the attack was premeditated.
The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world's dissolution in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
After losing her job at New York City's largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community, where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets.
In the final volume in a four-book saga, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila, now friends as adults, reflect and deal with life's great discoveries, as well as its vagaries and losses. Translated by Ann Goldstein.
The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge is taken hostage by her one-night stand, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.
Addie, 85, tells the story of her life to her 22-year-old granddaughter, beginning in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with a sense of humor and compassion for the naive girl she was.
A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with his new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
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