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Joseph Hillström King, better known by the pen name Joe Hill, is an American author and comic book writer. His work includes the novels Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2, and The Fireman; the short story collections 20th Century Ghosts and Strange Weather; and the comic book series Locke & Key.
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A Novel
Francis Spufford - May 18, 2021
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Lunchtime, a Saturday, 1944: the Woolworths on Bexford High Street in southeast London has a new delivery of aluminum saucepans. A crowd gathers to see the first new metal in ages - after all, everything's been melted down for the war effort. An instant later, the crowd is gone; incinerated. In it were five little children. Atomised.Who were they? ...
Joe Hill
May 18, 2021
Might be the best book you’ll read this year. It was for me.      source
The Thursday Murder Club
A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery Book 1)
Richard Osman - Sep 22, 2020
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Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleevesA female cop with her first big caseA brutal murderWelcome to…The Thursday Murder ClubIn a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron migh...
Joe Hill
May 13, 2021
A genuinely lovely book by a genuinely lovely man. This is so cool. (The sequel is out later this year I think? It's even better than the first.)      source
A Promised Land
Barack Obama - Nov 17, 2020
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A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in...
Joe Hill
Apr 04, 2021
A Promised Land is a monumental read, 4 seasons of The West Wing, but on paper & for real. It’s even better heard than read — @BarackObama could have a fine career as an audiobook narrator. On a sheer technical level, his instincts about how to structure this story were faultless      source
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The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett - May 03, 2016 (first published in 1989)
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If you liked the Century Trilogy, you’ll love the “extraordinary...monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career.“Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the histori...
Joe Hill
Feb 11, 2021
I've read every book in the series. Blew through them as fast as I could turn the pages.      source
Hamnet
Maggie O'Farrell - May 18, 2021 (first published in 2020)
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Drawing on Maggie O'Farrell's long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare's most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child. Warwickshire in the 1580s. Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unusual gifts. She settles with her husband in Henley st...
Joe Hill
Jul 23, 2020
This week’s had-to-have-em book haul.      source
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The Only Good Indians
A Novel
Stephen Graham Jones - Jan 26, 2021 (first published in 2020)
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The creeping horror of Paul Tremblay meets Tommy Orange’s There There in a dark novel of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones....
Joe Hill
Jul 23, 2020
This week’s had-to-have-em book haul.      source
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Malorie
A Bird Box Novel
Josh Malerman - Jul 21, 2020
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In the thrilling sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film that starred Sandra Bullock and “absolutely riveted” Stephen King, New York Times bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to life. The film adaptation of Malerman’s first novel, Bird Box, was watched by over forty-five million Netflix accounts i...
Joe Hill
Jul 23, 2020
This week’s had-to-have-em book haul.      source
Blacktop Wasteland
A Novel
S. A. Cosby - Jul 14, 2020
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IT'S A CRIME THAT HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.Beauregard "Bug" Montage: husband, father, honest car mechanic. But he was once known - from North Carolina to the beaches of Florida - as the best getaway driver on the East Coast. Just like his father, who disappeared many years ago.After a series of financial calamities (worsened by the racial prejudices ...
Joe Hill
Jul 23, 2020
This week’s had-to-have-em book haul.      source
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American Dirt
A Novel
Jeanine Cummins - Jan 21, 2020
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También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams.Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large,...
Joe Hill
Jan 15, 2020
If you only take one book recommendation from me all year, make it AMERICAN DIRT by @jeaninecummins. A woman flees the cartels with her son, racing for the Texas border and the hope of asylum. The men with the machetes are on her heels. You can't find a more relentless thriller.      source