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In the Heart of the Fire (Nameless Book 1)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

62

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>A bloodthirsty sheriff is terrorizing a small Texas town where justice has been buried with his victims. Until Nameless arrives鈥攁 vigilante whose past is a mystery and whose future is written in blood.</p><p>Anyone who crosses Sheriff Russell Soakes is dead, missing, or warned. One of them is a single mother trying to protect her children but bracing herself for the worst. Nameless fears the outcome. He鈥檚 seen it in his visions. Now it鈥檚 time to teach the depraved Soakes a lesson in fear. But in turning predators into prey, will Nameless unearth a few secrets of his own?</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> In the Heart of the Fire<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
Exhalation: Stories
by Ted Chiang

Language

English

Pages

362

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b><b><b>ONE OF THE聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><br />A NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><br />ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:<br />THE WASHINGTON POST聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽TIME MAGAZINE聽鈥?NPR聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽ESQUIRE聽<b>鈥?VOX聽<b>鈥?THE A.V. CLUB聽鈥⒙?lt;/b>THE GUARDIAN聽<b>鈥⒙?lt;/b>FINANCIAL TIMES聽<b>鈥?THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS聽</b></b></b><br /><br /><b>鈥?lt;i>Exhalation</i>聽by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.鈥?鈥擝arack Obama, via Facebook</b><br /><br />"THE UNIVERSE BEGAN AS AN ENORMOUS BREATH BEING HELD."<br /></b><br />In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity鈥檚 oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine.<br /><br /> In 鈥淭he Merchant and the Alchemist鈥檚 Gate,鈥?a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances. In 鈥淓xhalation,鈥?an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In 鈥淎nxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom,鈥?the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will.<br /><br /> Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work,聽<i>Exhalation</i>聽is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic鈥攔evelatory.
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Ha...
by Zora Neale Hurston

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<p><strong>From 鈥渙ne of the greatest writers of our time鈥?(Toni Morrison)鈥攖he author of <em>Barracoon</em> and <em>Their Eyes Were Watching God</em>鈥攁 collection of remarkable stories, including eight 鈥渓ost鈥?Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time.</strong> <br /></p><p><strong>New York Times鈥?Books to Watch for<br />Buzzfeed鈥檚 Most Anticipated Books of 2020<br />Newsweek鈥檚 Most Anticipated Books<br />Forbes.com鈥檚 Most Anticipated Books of 2020<br />E!鈥檚 Top 2020 Books to Read<br />Glamour鈥檚 Best Books聽</strong></p><p>In 1925, Barnard student Zora Neale Hurston鈥攖he sole black student at the college鈥攚as living in New York, 鈥渄esperately striving for a toe-hold on the world.鈥?During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognized as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period.<br /></p><p><em>Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick</em> is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston鈥檚 鈥渓ost鈥?Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. These stories challenge conceptions of Hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston鈥檚 world. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer鈥檚 voice and her contributions to America鈥檚 literary traditions.</p>
Photographing the Dead (Nameless Book 2)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

58

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>A self-styled artist is getting away with murder in Death Valley. If all goes well, so will Nameless. In part two of the <i>Nameless</i> series, the relentless avenger is haunted by nightmares of the past and visions of what鈥檚 to come.</p><p>Palmer Oxenwald鈥檚 hunting ground is the Mojave wasteland. His victims are random tourists and hikers. His trophies are cherished photographs of the damage he鈥檚 done. His greatest threat is Nameless. Two men with one thing in common: memories of the dead. For a psychopath like Palmer, they鈥檙e a clear rush in black and white. For Nameless, they鈥檙e visions of violence buried and erased. But for how long?</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> Photographing the Dead<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders: Connected Stories
by Daniyal Mueenuddin

Language

English

Pages

249

Publication Date

January 08, 2009

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<p><strong>Winner of the Story Prize<br /><br />Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize<br /><br />Finalist for the National Book Award<br /><br />Finalist for the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction</strong></p><br /><p>Passing from the mannered drawing rooms of Pakistan鈥檚 cities to the harsh mud villages beyond, Daniyal Mueenuddin鈥檚 linked stories describe the interwoven lives of an aging feudal landowner, his servants and managers, and his extended family, industrialists who have lost touch with the land. Refined, sensuous, by turns humorous, elegiac, and tragic, Mueenuddin evokes the complexities of the Pakistani feudal order as it is undermined and transformed.</p>
The Praying Mantis Bride (Nameless Book 3)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

61

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>A deadly black widow has eliminated three husbands and counting. But Nameless knows her one weakness. To bring truth and its consequences to her crimes, the vigilante must spin a web of his own in part three of the <i>Nameless</i> series.</p><p>Lucia鈥攃urrent last name, Rickenbah鈥攈as made a fortune by marrying rich men who tend to drop dead. But the superstitious blonde believes in more than money and murder. Nameless鈥檚 job is to scare a confession out of Lucia, and as the psychological warfare escalates, even he may be in for a shock.</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> The Praying Mantis Bride<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
The Wild One (A Peter Ash Novel Book 5)
by Nick Petrie

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>War veteran Peter Ash tracks a murderer and his criminal family through the most forbidding and stark landscape he has ever encountered, in the latest thriller from the bestselling author of <i>The Drifter</i>.</b><br /><br />Losing ground in his fight against post-traumatic claustrophobia, war veteran Peter Ash has no intention of getting on an airplane--until a grieving woman asks Peter to find her eight-year-old grandson. The woman's daughter has been murdered. Erik, the dead daughter's husband, is the sole suspect, and he has taken his young son and fled to Iceland for the protection of Erik's lawless family.<br />聽聽聽聽 Finding the boy becomes more complicated when Peter is met at the airport by a man from the United States Embassy. For reasons both unknown and unofficial, it seems that Peter's own government doesn't want him in Iceland. The police give Peter two days of sightseeing in Reykjavik before he must report back for the first available seat home. . . and when they realize Peter isn't going home until he accomplishes his mission, they start hunting him, too.<br />聽聽聽聽 From the northernmost European capital to a rustbound fishing vessel to a remote farm a stone's throw from the arctic, Peter must confront his growing PTSD and the most powerful Icelandic snowstorm in a generation to find a killer, save an eight-year-old boy, and keep himself out of an Icelandic prison--or a cold Icelandic grave.
Red Rain (Nameless Book 4)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

50

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>In a town where the corrupt are protected, a bereaved mother seeks retribution for an arsonist鈥檚 deadly crimes. Only Nameless can help ease the burden of her grief鈥攁nd satisfy her rage鈥攊n part four of this thrilling series.</p><p>After a suspicious house fire, Regina Belmont lost her two children, was left disfigured, and was abandoned by her gutless husband. Brokenhearted and bullied into silence by corrupt officials, Regina鈥檚 only recourse for truth and justice is Nameless. There鈥檚 something about this case that鈥檚 breaking Nameless鈥檚 heart as well. But can he bear to remember why?</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> Red Rain<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
Memories of Tomorrow (Nameless Book 6)
by Dean Koontz

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English

Pages

55

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>What strange science made Nameless who he is? What catastrophes have been erased from his memories? In the stunning conclusion of this series, the dark past comes flooding back, and Nameless must decide how much he really wants to know.</p><p>In Indiana, a murderous psycho has kidnapped his own six-year-old stepson, Jamie, and secreted him away in a subterranean cave. It鈥檚 become their bunker. For Nameless, the case is breaking down his defenses, and it may force him to face his memories.</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> Memories of Tomorrow<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>
The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless Book 5)
by Dean Koontz

Language

English

Pages

61

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<p>A series of suspicious deaths in a retirement home draws Nameless into the confidence of a terrified former resident鈥攁nd into the dark heart of a shocking conspiracy. In part five of the <i>Nameless</i> series, it鈥檚 time to hunt.</p><p>Oakshore Park is Michigan鈥檚 most exclusive assisted-living community. Presided over by two killer angels of mercy, it鈥檚 also <i>the</i> go-to facility in assisted dying. For a cut, they make impatient heirs happy. Nameless must concoct a scheme just as cunning. But righteous retribution stirs disquiet in the avenger as light starts to shine on the black hole of his past. Should he welcome it or keep running?</p><p><i>From #1</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Dean Koontz comes</i> The Mercy of Snakes<i>, part of</i> Nameless<i>, a riveting collection of short stories about a vigilante nomad, stripped of his memories and commissioned to kill. Follow him in each story, which can be read or listened to in a single sitting.</i></p>

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