Thursday, April 30, 2015

WHO'S ON TOP: FICTION


TOP 5 FICTION:
HARDCOVER:

1. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins
2. THE LIAR, by Nora Roberts
3. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr
4. EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, by Lisa Scottoline
5. THE STRANGER, by Harlan Coben

SPOTLIGHT:
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SE
Anthony Doerr
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When Marie-Laure is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris, and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.


PAPERBACK TRADE:

1. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt
2. THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty
3. ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline
4. THE MARTIAN, by Andy Weir
5. THE ESCAPE, by David Baldacci

SPOTLIGHT: 
THE GOLDFINCH
Donna Tartt
It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
The Goldfinch is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It is a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate. 

PAPERBACK MASS-MARKET:

1. THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks
2. FIELD OF PREY, by John Sandford
3. I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN, by Mary Higgins Clark
4. OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon
5. A GAME OF THRONES, by George R. R. Martin

SPOTLIGHT: 
FIELD OF PREY
John Sandford
The night after the fourth of July, Layton Carlson Jr., of Red Wing, Minnesota, finally got lucky. And unlucky.
He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . . . something smelled bad—like, really bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.
By the time Lucas Davenport was called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this have happened without anybody noticing?
Because one thing was for sure: the killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . .

E-BOOK:

1. THE LIAR, by Nora Roberts
2. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, by Paula Hawkins
3. THE STRANGER, by Harlan Coben
4. BEAUTIFUL SECRET, by Christina Lauren
5. EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, by Lisa Scottoline

SPOTLIGHT: 
THE LIAR
Nora Roberts
The extraordinary new novel by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Collector.
 
Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …
 
The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.
 
Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning …




Disclaimer: All information was gathered from Nytimes.com and Goodreads.com.

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