"With FIVE DAYS, Douglas Kennedy has crafted a brilliant meditation on regret, fidelity, family, and second chances that will have you breathlessly turning pages to find out what happened in the past and what will happen next. At once heartbreaking and hopeful, it is a powerful new work of fiction by an internationally acclaimed writer at the height of his powers."
Like Virginia Woolf in The Waves, Meg Wolitzer gives us the full picture here, charting her characters lives from the self-dramatizing of adolescence, through the resignation of middle age, to the attainment of a wisdom that holds all the intensities of life in a single, sustained chord, much like this book itself.
When the impulse to love collides with the animal instinct to survive, who (or what) will remain? Internationally bestselling author Margaret Atwood explores the theme in Erase Me, third installment in her dark comedic e-book series, Poistron.
Newcomer writer Isaac Marion has a new take on the iconic tale of ROMEO AND JULIET. Sure, ROMEO AND JULIET is the classic love story, but its also a story of doomed love. In his brilliant debut novel, WARM BODIES (Emily Bestler Books; $15.00; December 25, 2012), Marion takes matters into his own hands and envisions an entirely new ending for two disparate people who triumph through love.
Former Random House and Penguin Vice President Peter McCarthy provides an insider's look at the planned merger between the world's two largest publishing entities, Penguin and Random House. McCarthy has held executive positions at both Penguin Group (USA) and Random House, Inc, where he focused on marketing innovation, digital business development, and corporate strategy, and knows the major players from each organization.
Anyone who has read Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, an international bestseller, will be familiar with the deliciously warm character of Vianne Rocher. In Harris’ latest novel, PEACHES FOR FATHER FRANCIS (Viking October 2012), it’s eight years later and Vianne receives a letter from beyond the grave from her friend Armande, summoning her back from her life on a houseboat in Paris to the quaint village of Lansquenet where she used to run her chocolate shop.
In Jennifer DuBois debut novel, A PARTIAL HISTORY OF LOST CAUSES (Dial Press Trade Paperback 2012), a long-lost letter links two disparate characters each searching for meaning against seemingly insurmountable odds - a former Soviet chess champion running a presidential campaign against Putin and a young woman living in fear of a disease she knows she will inherit.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James continues to turn up the heat on e-book sales. Everybody's reading it and the momentum for this phenomeonon is showing no signs of slowing. The hot series continues to top Kobo Books' bestseller lists. Just last month, the title had sold 20 million copies in the US alone.
Spencer Quinn burst onto the literary scene three novels back with bestseller Dog On It, a fresh and funny romp hailed as pure comedic genius by Publishers Weekly. Narrated by Chet the Dog and co-starring his favorite human, private investigator Bernie Little, Quinns remarkable debut prompted the Los Angeles Times to write, Nothing short of masterful Sequels are a given, and a must.
Luanne Rice admits that that she "writes in her dreams." Lucky for readers, the practice has resulted in thirty compelling New York Times bestselling novels. In this intimate Authorlink AUDIO interview, Luanne talks about abuse and family violence, a topic she often explores in her novels, and about how victims can find healing and peace.