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Harlan Coben is an American writer of mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often involve the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past, murders, or fatal accidents and have multiple twists.
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American Demon
Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America's Jack the Ripper
Daniel Stashower - 2022-09-06
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American Demon is a riveting historical true crime novel by bestselling author Daniel Stashower. The book follows legendary lawman Eliot Ness as he investigates the infamous Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, who terrorized Cleveland during the Great Depression. The killer's surgical precision and gruesome murders left the city in a state of fear, and it was up to Ness to stop him. This thrilling page-turner will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
Harlan Coben
Happy birthday, @DanielStashower. Read his fantastic new true crime book.      source
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The Lady in the Silver Cloud
David Handler - 2022-02-22
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If you’re looking for a terrific mystery series you may have missed, @DavidHandler4 ‘s Hoagy books are great fun.      source
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Hollywood Park
A Memoir
Mikel Jollett - 2020-05-26
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A poignant memoir about a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse in one of the country's most infamous and dangerous cults. Through raw and powerful storytelling, the author shares his journey of escaping the cult, navigating life outside of it, and ultimately finding his voice as a writer and musician. A story of fierce love and family loyalty, told in a uniquely poetic voice that will leave a lasting impression.
Harlan Coben
I recommended this memoir by @Mikel_Jollett on @TODAYshow @3rdHourTODAY on Wednesday. It’s a special book and a remarkable debut. Hope you show it some love.      source
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Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Anne Lamott - 1995-10-01 (first published in 1994)
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Learn to write like a pro with this step-by-step guide from a seasoned writer. From "Getting Started," to "Shitty First Drafts," and "Publication," this book covers it all. Along with practical tips, the author shares her own humorous and honest experiences with the writing process. With insights on everything from writer's block to jealousy and fear, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their writing skills and navigate the writer's life.
Harlan Coben
Today’s reading suggestions: Writing guides that are also entertaining and enlightening and fun and poignant and no matter what you do, you will relate. BIRD BY BIRD by @ANNELAMOTT (I’ve re-read this wonderful book more than any other) ON WRITING by @StephenKing #StayHome      source
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You Think It, I'll Say It
Curtis Sittenfeld - 2018-05-03 (first published in 2017)
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Explore the intricacies of modern relationships and the unexpected twists of fate with this collection of 10 captivating short stories. From a suburban mother's secret fantasies to a high-powered lawyer's clash with her high school tormentor, Curtis Sittenfeld expertly skewers social norms and exposes the complexities of gender roles in a nation divided. With razor-sharp wit and poignant introspection, You Think It, I'll Say It will leave you entertained and enlightened about the many questionable decisions, missed connections, and coincidences that shape our lives.
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Today's book recommendations are short story collections. My favorite three from the past decade: Blueprints for Better Girls by @ElissaSchappell You Think It, I'll Say It by @csittenfeld Thunderstruck and Other Stories by @elizmccracken      source
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Thunderstruck & Other Stories
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"Thunderstruck & Other Stories" is a new collection of enchanting stories from an acclaimed writer, filled with humor, empathy, and stunning descriptions. Each of the nine tales explores the delicate space between love and loneliness in its own unique way. From a grieving scholar trying to make sense of his loss to a family's season in Paris that takes a surprising turn, these stories show the marvel and magic of life, even in moments of heartbreak. With her rare writing talents, the author creates a universe where joy and sorrow blend into an unforgettable experience.
Harlan Coben
Today's book recommendations are short story collections. My favorite three from the past decade: Blueprints for Better Girls by @ElissaSchappell You Think It, I'll Say It by @csittenfeld Thunderstruck and Other Stories by @elizmccracken      source
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Blueprints for Building Better Girls
Elissa Schappell - 2011-09-06
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A collection of eight interconnected stories that map America's cultural landscape from the 1970s to present day. Follow an eclectic cast of female characters as their vulnerabilities and experiences shape them into wives, mothers, and artists. Elissa Schappell twists preconceived notions of female identity, offering a provocative and darkly funny exploration into what it means to be a "good girl" or a "high school slut."
Harlan Coben
Today's book recommendations are short story collections. My favorite three from the past decade: Blueprints for Better Girls by @ElissaSchappell You Think It, I'll Say It by @csittenfeld Thunderstruck and Other Stories by @elizmccracken      source
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The Red Lotus
A Novel
Chris Bohjalian - 2020-03-17
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A young American man disappears in Vietnam, leaving his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor, with a trail of lies and questions. As she follows the clues that lead her back to the hospital where they first met, she uncovers a dangerous web of deceit and secrets that threatens her life. The Red Lotus is a gripping global thriller that takes readers into the heart of the emergency room and the dark world of those who peddle death for profit.
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Last Day
Luanne Rice - 2020-02-01
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Seaside community shaken by crime and loss. Beth Lathrop's murder and the disappearance of a famous painting triggers déjà vu for assigned detective Conor Reid. With an airtight alibi and motive, Kate and friends must unravel the mystery of Beth's death and the significance of the missing Moonlight. A gripping tale of obsession and failed promises from bestselling author Luanne Rice. Running time of 13hrs and 8mins.
Harlan Coben
One of my faves. Any book by @LuanneRice moves right to the top of the TBR pile.      source
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The Devil of Nanking
Mo Hayder - 2006-01-01 (first published in 2004)
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Discover a hauntingly beautiful thriller that delves into the legacy of Japanese atrocities during World War II. Follow an Englishwoman on her desperate search for rare film footage lost for decades after the Nanking Massacre. But to uncover the truth, she must navigate the dangerous underground world of Japanese businessmen and yakuza. With the suspenseful atmosphere of Ian Rankin and Thomas Harris, "The Devil of Nanking" is a taut and gritty read that's impossible to forget.