The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1443455881
ISBN 13: 9781443455886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Library Book Review:

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0525559485
ISBN 13: 9780525559481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Library Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year "A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2020-08-13
ISBN 10: 1786892715
ISBN 13: 9781786892713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Library Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON READERS' MOST LOVED BOOK OF 2021 WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD FOR FICTION 'BEAUTIFUL' Jodi Picoult, 'UPLIFTING' i, 'BRILLIANT' Daily Mail, 'AMAZING' Joanna Cannon, 'ABSORBING' New York Times, 'THOUGHT-PROVOKING' Independent Nora's life has been going from bad to worse. Then at the stroke of midnight on her last day on earth she finds herself transported to a library. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived. Which raises the ultimate question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live?

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library
Author: Kazuno Kohara
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN 10: 1447298187
ISBN 13: 9781447298182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Library Book Review:

When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every animal to find the perfect book. But with a noisy squirrel band, an upset wolf and a slow-reading tortoise to help, they could all be in for a very busy night . . . A beautiful, big-hearted book about the joy of reading and the importance of libraries. Stylishly designed and produced, this is the perfect gift for anyone of any age that simply loves books.

Reasons to Stay Alive

Reasons to Stay Alive
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 1782115099
ISBN 13: 9781782115090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reasons to Stay Alive Book Review:

Order THE COMFORT BOOK. Available now! THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. 'I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free.'

The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1451610335
ISBN 13: 9781451610338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Radleys Book Review:

Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.

The Humans

The Humans
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN 10: 1476730598
ISBN 13: 9781476730592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humans Book Review:

Regarding humans unfavorably upon arriving on Earth, a reluctant extraterrestrial assumes the identity of a Cambridge mathematician before realizing that there's more to the human race than he suspected.

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN 10: 0008132186
ISBN 13: 9780008132187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door’ RACHEL JOYCE ‘Cannon is so attuned to other people’s stories... a chronicler both of the human condition and the quotidian details which speak to who we are’ GUARDIAN

How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 0525522883
ISBN 13: 9780525522881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Stop Time Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library. “A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations….A delightfully witty…poignant novel.” —The Washington Post “She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going… I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.” Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages—and for the ages—about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Counting Down with You

Counting Down with You
Author: Tashie Bhuiyan
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 0369700147
ISBN 13: 9780369700148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counting Down with You Book Review:

"A witty, romantic, deeply insightful debut." —Emma Lord, author of Tweet Cute In this sparkling and romantic YA debut, a reserved Bangladeshi-American teenager has twenty-eight days to make the biggest decision of her life after agreeing to fake date her school’s resident bad boy. How do you make one month last a lifetime? Karina Ahmed has a plan. Keep her head down, get through high school without a fuss, and follow her parents’ rules—even if it means sacrificing her dreams. When her parents go abroad to Bangladesh for four weeks, Karina expects some peace and quiet. Instead, one simple lie unravels everything. Karina is my girlfriend. Tutoring the school’s resident bad boy was already crossing a line. Pretending to date him? Out of the question. But Ace Clyde does everything right—he brings her coffee in the mornings, impresses her friends without trying, and even promises to buy her a dozen books (a week) if she goes along with his fake-dating facade. Though Karina agrees, she can’t help but start counting down the days until her parents come back. T-minus twenty-eight days until everything returns to normal—but what if Karina no longer wants it to? "I. Love. This. Book." —Mark Oshiro, award-winning author of Anger Is a Gift and Each of Us a Desert "A must-have addition to any YA bookshelf." —Sabina Khan, author of Zara Hossain Is Here and The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali "Hand to fans of Netflix hit Never Have I Ever." —Booklist

Reincarnation Blues

Reincarnation Blues
Author: Michael Poore
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 039917849X
ISBN 13: 9780399178498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reincarnation Blues Book Review:

A wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself. “Tales of gods and men akin to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as penned by a kindred spirit of Douglas Adams.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) First we live. Then we die. And then . . . we get another try? Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to “get it right.” Answer all the Big Questions. Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything. Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn’t make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her. More than just Milo’s lover throughout his countless layovers in the Afterlife, Suzie is literally his reason for living—as he dives into one new existence after another, praying for the day he’ll never have to leave her side again. But Reincarnation Blues is more than a great love story: Every journey from cradle to grave offers Milo more pieces of the great cosmic puzzle—if only he can piece them together in time to finally understand what it means to be part of something bigger than infinity. As darkly enchanting as the works of Neil Gaiman and as wisely hilarious as Kurt Vonnegut’s, Michael Poore’s Reincarnation Blues is the story of everything that makes life profound, beautiful, absurd, and heartbreaking. Because it’s more than Milo and Suzie’s story. It’s your story, too. Praise for Reincarnation Blues “The most fun you’ll have reading about a man who has been killed by both catapult and car accident.”—NPR “This book made me laugh out loud. And then a page later, it made me sob. Reminiscent of Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore, Poore finds humor in the dark absurdities of life.”—Chicago Review of Books “Charming . . . surprisingly light and uplifting . . . It reads like a writer having fun.”—New York Journal of Books

Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1443455903
ISBN 13: 9781443455909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes on a Nervous Planet Book Review:

The instant #1 international bestseller from the beloved author of How to Stop Time and The Humans The societies we are part of are increasingly making our minds ill. It very often feels that the way we live is almost engineered to make us unhappy. Whether it is our attitudes toward sleep, the marketing messages that inundate us daily, the constant and hysterical news cycle, social media or even the way we educate our children, we are programming ourselves to put our bodies and minds at odds and setting ourselves up with expectations for our lives that prevent our happiness. When Matt became ill with panic disorder, anxiety and depression, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet shares his journey back to happiness and all of the lessons that Matt learned along the way.

Don t Judge a Girl by Her Cover

Don t Judge a Girl by Her Cover
Author: Ally Carter
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2009-06-10
ISBN 10: 1423132033
ISBN 13: 9781423132035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Judge a Girl by Her Cover Book Review:

Friendship. Romance. Espionage. The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is no ordinary boarding school. Don't miss a moment of this New York Times bestselling series--now with a bonus epilogue! When Cammie Morgan visits her roommate Macey in Boston, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer. After all, she's there to watch Macey's father accept the nomination for vice president of the United States. But when you go to the world's best school (for spies), "exciting" and "deadly" are never far apart. The girls suddenly find themselves trapped in a kidnapper's plot, with only their espionage skills to save them. Soon Cammie is joining Bex and Liz as Macey's private security team on the campaign trail, where they struggle to answer the questions Who is after Macey? And how can the Gallagher Girls keep her safe? The girls must use their spy training at every turn as the stakes are raised, and Cammie gets closer and closer to the shocking truth . . .

The Comfort Book

The Comfort Book
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 1443464783
ISBN 13: 9781443464789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comfort Book Book Review:

A manual of reflections for an increasingly stressful world Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up. The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope, a gathering of consolations and stories that give us new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig’s mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, from Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin. This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend or the comfort of a hug, or just want to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.

Miss Jane A Novel

Miss Jane  A Novel
Author: Brad Watson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 0393285448
ISBN 13: 9780393285444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Jane A Novel Book Review:

Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year "Gorgeous…A writer of profound emotional depths." —New York Times Book Review Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Drawing on the true story of his great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that excludes her from the roles traditional for a woman of her time and place and frees her to live her life as she pleases. With irrepressible vitality and generosity of spirit, Miss Jane mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still.

The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half
Author: Brit Bennett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780349702315
ISBN 13: 0349702314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vanishing Half Book Review:

"The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect? Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing."--Provided by publisher.

A Mouse Called Miika

A Mouse Called Miika
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN 10: 144346385X
ISBN 13: 9781443463850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Mouse Called Miika Book Review:

From the world of A Boy Called Christmas, now a major motion picture, comes the epic adventure of a tiny hero This is a tale about mice and magic. It is also a tale about great love (of cheese) and great danger. And about learning that what matters most—when it comes to cheese and life—is not how strong you smell but how strong you are on the inside.

Ferry to Cooperation Island

Ferry to Cooperation Island
Author: Carol Newman Cronin
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1631528653
ISBN 13: 9781631528651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ferry to Cooperation Island Book Review:

Loner James Malloy is a ferry captain—or used to be, until he was unceremoniously fired and replaced by a girl named Courtney Farris. Now, instead of piloting Brenton Island’s daily lifeline to the glitzy docks of Newport, Rhode Island, James spends his days beached, bitter, and bored. When he discovers a private golf course staked out across wilderness sacred to his dying best friend, a Narragansett Indian, James is determined to stop such “improvements.” But despite Brenton’s nickname as “Cooperation Island,” he’s used to working solo. To keep rocky bluffs, historic trees, and ocean shoreline open to all, he’ll have to learn to cooperate with other islanders—including Captain Courtney, who might just morph from irritant to irresistible once James learns a secret that’s been kept from him for years. This salt-sprayed fourth novel by 2004 Olympic Sailor Carol Newman Cronin celebrates wilderness and water, open space and open-mindedness, and the redemptive power of neighborly cooperation.

Waiting for the Last Bus

Waiting for the Last Bus
Author: Richard Holloway
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN 10: 1786890232
ISBN 13: 9781786890238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for the Last Bus Book Review:

Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In The Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. But in a modern world increasingly wary of acknowledging mortality, The Last Bus is also a stirring plea to reacquaint ourselves with death. Facing and welcoming death gives us the chance to think about not only the meaning of our own life, but of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end. Radical, joyful and moving, The Last Bus is an invitation to reconsider life's greatest mystery by one of the most important and beloved religious leaders of our time.

Montreal Noir

Montreal Noir
Author: John McFetridge,Jacques Filippi
Publsiher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 1617756067
ISBN 13: 9781617756061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Montreal Noir Book Review:

“American crime fiction fans will welcome the opportunity to sample the short fiction of some worthy Canadian authors.” —Publishers Weekly Following the success of Toronto Noir, the Noir Series explores new Canadian terrain, featuring both English and Francophone authors. Like the city it springs from, Montreal Noir is an intriguing mix of culture, identities, and neighborhoods with one thing in common: the dark side of human nature. This collection presents stories by Patrick Senécal, Tess Fragoulis, Howard Shrier, Michel Basilières, Robert Pobi, Samuel Archibald, Geneviève Lefebvre, Ian Truman, Johanne Seymour, Arjun Basu, Martin Michaud, Melissa Yi, Catherine McKenzie, Peter Kirby, and Brad Smith. “Montreal solidifies its reputation as the epicentre for Canadian noir in a strong new anthology.” —Quill & Quire “Brings together a bicultural roster of talent by some of the city’s best crime-fiction specialists, with tales from the city’s many neighbourhoods.” —Toronto Star “An impressive roster . . . Stories from across the many sub-genres of mystery: police procedural, thriller, private eye, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime.” —Montreal Review of Books “Whether it’s the quirkiness of the characters, the ingenuity of the puzzles, or the big hearts inside some of the darkest villains, noir’s different north of the border.” —Kirkus Reviews