The Pilot's Wife: A Novel

By Anita Shreve

A pilot's spouse is taught to be ready for the late-night knock on the door. but if Kathryn Lyons gets note plan flown by way of her husband, Jack, has exploded close to the coast of eire, she confronts the unfathomable-one startling revelation at a time. quickly drawn right into a maelstrom of exposure fueled via rumors that Jack led a mystery existence, Kathryn units out to benefit who her husband fairly used to be, no matter what that wisdom may cost a little. Her seek propels this taut, impassioned novel because it movingly explores the query, How good will we ever quite comprehend one other person?

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The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure

By Hans Magnus Enzensberger

The foreign best-seller that makes arithmetic an exciting exploration.

In twelve goals, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a host satan, who leads him to find the superb international of numbers: endless numbers, major numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically look in triangles, and numbers that extend with out . As we dream with him, we're taken more and more into mathematical thought, the place rules ultimately take flight, till everyone-from those that fumble over fractions to people who remedy complicated equations of their heads-winds up marveling at what numbers can do.

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The Enchanted: A Novel (P.S.)

By Rene Denfeld

For the narrator locked inside of an old criminal, expecting loss of life, lifestyles is stuffed with magic, from the golden horses that stampede underground to the tiny males who hammer away contained in the stone partitions. That the enchanted position is a dying row concerns much less to him than the folks he watches from the bars of his cage: the girl, an investigator employed to assist the lads get away execution; the fallen priest, introduced through disgrace to paintings the row; and the kindly warden, who ushers males to death.

As the woman digs deep into the previous of 1 of the boys at the row, she unearths secrets and techniques that ring chillingly customary, and starts a trip that might convey them all to unforeseen salvation.

Guilt and innocence collide during this tale of the wonder which could exist in the middle of depression. A luminous novel approximately redemption, the poetry that may be present in the unfathomable, and the human capability to go beyond even the main nightmarish fact, The Enchanted is a brand new classic.

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The State We're In: Maine Stories

“Ann Beattie at her such a lot magnificent…Her first new assortment in ten years...These stories discover the diversity of emotional states the writer is known for: longing, disaffection, ambivalence, love, remorse. It’s great to listen to her voice back” (People).

“A peerless, contemplative page-turner” (Vanity Fair), The country We’re In is ready how we are living within the locations we have now chosen—or been selected through. It’s concerning the tales we inform our households, our buddies, and ourselves, the truths we may perhaps or won't see, how our affinities unite or repel us, and the place we glance for love.

Many of those tales are set in Maine, yet The country We’re In is set greater than geographical place. a few characters have arrived in Maine unintentionally, others try to flee. the gathering is woven round Jocelyn, a wry, disaffected teen residing along with her aunt and uncle whereas attending summer season institution. As in existence, the narratives of alternative characters interrupt Jocelyn’s, occasionally difficult, occasionally embellishing her view.

“Ann Beattie slips right into a brief tale as perfectly as Audrey Hepburn wore a Givenchy dress: an iconic presentation, each one line and fold falling into position yet permitting room for shock” (O, The Oprah Magazine). “Splendid...memorable...every page…fitted out with the blessed finery of hypnotic storytelling” (The Washington Post), those tales describe a mind set, a way of being. The country We’re In explores, via women’s voices, the unforeseen moments and glancing epiphanies of lifestyle.

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