Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, ambition, sacrifice, Pachinko is a story of love, and loyalty. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan.

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Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel

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Lee Boudreaux Books #ad - A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. Through it all, there is his first love. A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" The New York Times Book Review.

Winner of the pulitzer prizenational bestsellera new york times notable book of 2017a washington post top ten book of 2017a san francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award, and the California Book AwardWho says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty.

And there is his last. Because, less is, above all, despite all these mishaps, misunderstandings and mistakes, missteps, a love story. A scintillating satire of the american abroad, " "elegiac, " as well as "too sappy by half, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, lyrical, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, a rumination on time and the human heart, " "ingenious, " Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel #ad - I could not love LESS more. Ron charles, the washington Post"Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: how do you arrange to skip town?ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? arthur less will almost fall in love in paris, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, almost fall to his death in Berlin, accidentally book himself as the only writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, and encounter, the last person on Earth he wants to face.

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Free Food for Millionaires

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - Fresh out of princeton with an economics degree, startlingly sympathetic portrait of intergenerational strife and immigrant struggle, sweeping epic of love, and hunger-set in a landscape where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept-is an addictively readable, sharp-eyed, greed, no job, and a popular white boyfriend, Casey is determined to carve a space for herself in the glittering world she craves-but at what cost?Lee's bestselling, exposing the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots.

Free Food for Millionaires #ad - . From the author of the national book award finalist pachinkonew york times book review editor's choicenpr fresh air top ten books of the yearusa today top ten books of the YearThe Times London Top Ten Books of the YearIn her critically acclaimed debut, National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee introduces the indelible Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants who is addicted to a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she cannot afford.

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Where the Crawdads Sing

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - But kya is not what they say. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful.

The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Where the Crawdads Sing #ad - Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.

So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl.

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Educated: A Memoir

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Random House #ad - So much more than a memoir about a woman who graduated college without a formal education. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. 1 new york times bestseller • an unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY“A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.

O: the oprah magazine“Beautiful and propulsive. She evokes a childhood that completely defined her. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Despite the singularity of westover’s childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—VogueBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

Educated: A Memoir #ad - Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Book club pick for now read this, from pbs newshour and The New York Times • Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction“Heart-wrenching. Westover brings readers deep into this world, a milieu usually hidden from outsiders.

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The Storyteller's Secret: A Novel

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - An amazon charts and Washington Post bestseller. From the bestselling author of trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream. Nothing prepares jaya, a new York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake.

Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past. Intoxicated by the sights, and sounds she experiences, smells, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is ravi—her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant—who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation.

The Storyteller's Secret: A Novel #ad - Through her courageous grandmother’s arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, until now, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, she never knew was possible.

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The Pachinko Girl: WINNER OF THE 2016 WATTYS AWARD Tokyo Faces Trilogy Book 1

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#ad - I am sure it will captivate readers from East and West. Vann has a unique knowledge of Japan. Winner of the Wattys Award. An unforgettable, breathless debut fiction by author Vann Chow, THE PACHINKO GIRL is the winning selection of an international book award with over one hundred forty thousand submissions.

He quickly found out that misa was entangled into a web of gang-controlled business operations that involved illegal drugs distribution, money laundering and prostitution beneath the harmless facade of Pachinko casinos. That large sum of money quickly incriminated them to false accusation of sex trade. Who did this? and what was he or she trying to cover up?

Synopsis: an american businessman smith who loved to linger in Pachinko parlors every night in his lonely life as a foreigner in Tokyo met Misa, a young Japanese hostess working there by chance. Meanwhile, a film director tanaka investigated the death of his idol Sergey Ribery, the legendary French arthouse movie-maker who happened to have filmed Misa in his last work in which she was seemingly strangled to death in the story.

While the book appears to be a murder mystery, the author explores and exposes a slew of human rights issues such as gender inequality, racial discrimination, homosexual discrimination, hyper-sexualization of teens, and workplace bullying among others in Japan through the eyes of a foreigner with his friends from different walks of lives and professions in her seminal debut fiction series.

The Pachinko Girl: WINNER OF THE 2016 WATTYS AWARD Tokyo Faces Trilogy Book 1 #ad - Tanaka sought the help of a psychologist who may shed some light into the strange casts of characters involved in the case, but the doctor was later murdered. Emotionally complex and filled with passion. Knowing her personal woes, he gave her his winnings to help her out to survive a difficult patch and change paths.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, vodka, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. I fell in love with eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese WitherspoonNo one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet eleanor oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. The only way to survive is to open your heart.  . 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon book club pick“beautifully written and incredibly funny,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel #ad - . And it is raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Soon to be a major motion picture produced by reese witherspoon, warm,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes.

When she and raymond together save sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living.

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. Her name is gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of lale sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, harrowing, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

The #1 international bestseller & new york times bestsellerthis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig Lale Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity. The tattooist of auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel #ad - Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in july 1942, prisoner 32407, lale, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer the German word for tattooist, tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.

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Little Fires Everywhere

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Penguin Press #ad - It moved me to tears. Reese witherspoon“I am loving Little Fires Everywhere. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year. John green"Witty, wise, and tender. Louis post-dispatch,  and many more!   "I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting. Jodi picoult“to say I love this book is an understatement.

In shaker heights, a placid, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, progressive suburb of Cleveland, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

But mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.

Little Fires Everywhere #ad - Suspicious of mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. It's a marvel. Paula hawkinsfrom the bestselling author of everything I Never Told You,  a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

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Assuming Names: a con artist's masquerade Criminal Mischief Book 1

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Thompson Books #ad - When it was over, there were a lot of questions. The detectives were embarrassed but they still wanted answered, practically sneering, "what is your real name?"and the psychologists asked the question they always ask, and Interpol?"The Mafia had been demanding the same thing for six months, DEA, "How did she do it while under investigation by the FBI, "How did a 15-year-old runaway successfully pose as a world travelled countess?"The newspapers turned it back on them, "Why?"It’s the why of it that will keep a girl in trouble.

Assuming names is the true story of a young con artist. You may find yourself reading my book and saying, “No, this did not happen. You may be inclined to say it is too far-fetched and, quite frankly, impossible. The articles are from the austin American Statesman, The Dallas Morning News, and Woman’s World Magazine.

Assuming Names: a con artist's masquerade Criminal Mischief Book 1 #ad - This is Tanya. I have provided evidence at my website that what I write is the truth. They are all nationally recognized media for news. Previous reviewers were concerned i may have gone to Photoshop to create them, and while my book does paint me as the sort that would do such a thing, the reality is that those media institutions would sue me into submission before the cache could be cleared.

In the end, you may not believe me, but you can surely believe what the papers wrote. I mention it at the front of the book but it may be easy to overlook, so I am reiterating here.

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