Book List - Surprise Endings

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Surprise Endings List your favorite books with endings that catch you completely by surprise.
List created by ANNA S. (SanJoseCa) on Oct 18, 2010
List Votes: 2 Books: 87 Contributors: 5 Watchers: 4 List Type: Open
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny. All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are...  more

Book Votes: 2
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Summer, 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Along with his partner, Chuck Aule, he sets out to find an escaped patient. But nothing at Ashecliffe Hospital is what it seems.And neither is Teddy Daniels. Is...  more

Book Votes: 2
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
"A major decision about me is being made, and no one's bothered to ask the one person who most deserves it to speak her opinion." The only reason Anna was born was to donate her cord blood cells to her older sister. And though Anna is not sick, she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has...  more

Book Votes: 2
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
When college sophomore Laurel Estabrook is attacked while riding her bike through Vermont's back roads, her life is forever changed. Formerly outgoing, Laurel withdraws into her photography and begins working at a homeless shelter. There she meets Bobbie Crocker, a man with a history of mental...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
"Last Night I Dreamt I Went To Manderley Again." So the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter remembered the chilling events that led her down the turning drive past the beeches, white and naked, to the isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast. With a husband she barely knew, the young...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
In Presumed Innocent, Rusty Sabich, family man and the number-two prosecutor of Kindle County, is handed an explosive case, the brutal murder of a woman who happens to be his former lover. A shocking turn of events suddenly transforms him from the accuser into the accused and plunges him into a...  more

Book Votes: 1
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Coleen K. (indygo88) - Lafayette, IN
Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
No description available.

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
In the middle of tending to the everyday business at her vintage-clothing shop and sidestepping her married boyfriend’s attempts at commitment, Iris Lockhart receives a stunning phone call: Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
"Superbly crafted and astonishingly powerful. . . . It will thrill readers who cherish their worn copies of To Kill A Mockingbird." --People With a suspense, lyricism, and moral complexity that recall To Kill a Mockingbird and Presumed Innocent, this compulsively readable novel explores what...  more

Book Votes: 1
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DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell's epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time. Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields and...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom
As an American surgeon tries to kill the man who murdered his father and a Geneva medical resident begins a fateful love affair, a group of industrialists prepares for a momentous celebration. In a Paris cafe, American surgeon Paul Osborn looks across the room and spots the man who murdered...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
The narrator of Kazuo Ishiguro's sixth novel is a woman named Kathy H., a graduate of an experimental English boarding school called Hailsham who, many years later, becomes curious about the true nature of the place. Along with Tommy, one of her two best friends from those days, Kathy does some...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake  their lives -- even destroy them. Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. "Power and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley...  more

Book Votes: 1
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Nicole G. (nyteacher)
Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Bk 2) by Suzanne Collins
Fresh from their improbable victory in the annual Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta get to enjoy the spoils only briefly before they must partake in a Capitol-sponsored victory tour. But trouble is brewing— -- President Snow tells Katniss directly he won't stand for being outsmarted, and...  more

Book Votes: 1
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Nicole G. (nyteacher)
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman"...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Julia and Valentina Poole are twenty-year-old sisters with an intense attachment to each other. One morning the mailman delivers a thick envelope to their house in the suburbs of Chicago. Their English aunt Elspeth Noblin has died of cancer and left them her London apartment. There are two...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
Drawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, Robert Alexander re-creates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra as seen through the eyes of the Romanovs' young kitchen boy, Leonka. Now an ancient Russian immigrant, Leonka claims...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon
Forty-one-year-old school nurse Kate Cypher has returned home to rural Vermont to care for her mother who's afflicted with Alzheimer's. On the night she arrives, a young girl is murdered -- a horrific crime that eerily mirrors another from Kate's childhood. Three decades earlier, her...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America’s greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney’s profound...  more

Book Votes: 1
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Atonement by Ian McEwan
On a summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant. But Briony's incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives,...  more

Book Votes: 0
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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, Bk 4) by Agatha Christie
Roger Ackroyd knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her first husband and suspected that someone had been blackmailing her. Now he learnt that she had taken her life with a drug overdose. The post brought Roger one last bit of information, but he was stabbed to death before he could read it.

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
A Breach of Promise (aka The Whited Sepulchres) (William Monk, Bk 9) by Anne Perry
Also published as: The Whited Sepulchres In a sensational breach of promise suit, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fianc?, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not,...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Burning Court by John Dickson Carr
She was a Legend -- utterly beautiful, totally corrupt. She made murder her religion. She had died a century before. But Marie Stevens was alive now -- what had Marie to do with a grotesquely notorious 19th century murderess? Marie has an antique bracelet of curious design -- its clasp like...  more

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Coleen K. (indygo88) - Lafayette, IN
Silent Witness by Richard North Patterson
Attorney Tony Lord left his hometown and the bitter memories of his girlfriend's murder behind. Now, twenty-eight years later, he's pulled back to Lake City to defend his closest high school friend against a charge of homicide.Sam Robb, the married father of two, is a local football legend. But...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
What does it mean to be a good mother? How far would you go in the name of love -- and justice? Perfect Match In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Pi Patel, a God-loving boy and the son of a zookeeper, had a fervent love of stories and practices not only within his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. Alas,...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Almost Paradise by Susan Isaacs
Fate can be benevolent. Or incredibly cruel. That's what Nick and Jane will learn...Just take their relationship. Nick is stunningly handsome, the blue-eyed scion of a blue-blood New York family. Rich, talented, confident, he will become the world's most famous movie star. Jane is delightfully...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon
In Paris, Washington, and at a breathtaking villa in Greece, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal, in this paperback reissue of Sheldon's #1 bestseller.

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DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
`I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.' Who is this strange man Ethan Frome? What is his dreadful secret?... Amidst a bleak New England winter landscape, powerful emotions lead to far-reaching...  more

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DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
The story deals with the tri-cornered relationship between Charles Smithson, Ernestina, his fianc?e, and Sarah Woodruff, reputed and professing to be a French Lieutenant's discarded woman. Charles is a well-born young man of scientific bent and dilettante pursuits; Ernestina, up from trade, is...  more

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DARYL D. (bookworm-51)
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
No description available.

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Story of My Disappearance by Paul Watkins
Although Paul Wedekind has found work as a fisherman along the coast of Rhode Island, he knows his new life is not yet his own. Years ago, as a patriotic young man in East Germany, he enlisted in its army, only to be recruited by the terrifying and omnipotent forces of the Stasi. On a tour...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
In this extraordinary novel, Karen Maitland delivers a dazzling reinterpretation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - an ingenious alchemy of history, mystery, and powerful human drama. The year is 1348. The Black Plague grips the country. In a world ruled by faith and fear, nine desperate...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin
Desperate measures don't begin to solve the problems of the student who kills a pregnant girl in this classic suspense novel. They lead instead to a multiple murder plot as compelling -- and chilling -- as it is unpredictable.

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Every gift has a price . . . every piece of lace has a secret. Towner Whitney, the self-confessed unreliable narrator, hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations. Now the disappearance...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Place Where the Sea Remembers by Sandra Benitez
In A Place Where the Sea Remembers, Sandra Benitez invites us into a mesmerizing world filled with, love and betrayal, tragedy and hope. This rich and bewitching story is a bittersweet portrait of the people in Santiago, a Mexican village by the sea. Chayo, the flower seller, and her husband...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve
A man and a woman sustain a life-long passionate relationship even though they have been together only three times. At a literary festival in Toronto, Linda Fallon encounters the man who was once at the center of her life: Thomas Janes, the famous poet. Since last seeing him, she has...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Lake of Darkness by Ruth Rendell
Martin Urban is a quiet bachelor with a comfortable life, free of worry and distractions. When he unexpectedly comes into a small fortune, he decides to use his newfound wealth to help out those in need. Finn also leads a quiet life, and comes into a little money of his own. Normally, their...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Bootlegger's Daughter (Deborah Knott, Bk 1) by Margaret Maron
Deborah Knott, an attorney attempting to infiltrate the old boy network of tobacco country by running for district judge, is distracted from the race, and almost eliminated, when she finds new evidence to an old small-town murder.

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Payment Deferred by C. S. Forester
Forester's masterpiece of suspense. A middle-aged bank clerk with a mountain of debt and an extravagant wife commits a murder in secret. Later, a profitable investment brings him a fortune. Haunded by his crime, he suffers an ironic fate in an excellent final twist.

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
Fiction. The last of O'Brien's novels to be published and now reissued by Dalkey Archive, THE THIRD POLICEMAN is Flann O'Brien's brilliant comic novel about the nature of time, death, and existence. Told by a narrator who has committed a botche d robbery and brutal murder, the novel follows...  more

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Nicole G. (nyteacher)
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
For over twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. It has sold over one and a half million copies. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become...  more

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Nicole G. (nyteacher)
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
In his journal, John Steinbeck called 'East of Eden' "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Pale Blue Eye (P.S.) by Louis Bayard
At West Point Academy in 1830, the calm of an October evening is shattered by the discovery of a young cadet's body swinging from a rope just off the parade grounds. An apparent suicide is not unheard of in a harsh regimen like West Point's, but the next morning, an even greater horror...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Lady, Or the Tiger?: And Other Stories by Frank Richard Stockton
Enter a magical realm of fantasy and adventure...a world of brave heroes, daring quests, and fabulous monsters!A sleepy village is thrown into a flurry when the local man-eating monster decides to pay a call in "The Griffin and the Minor Canon."A gentle beekeeper undertakes a dangerous journey...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Boy on the Bus by Deborah Schupack
Meg Landry expected it to be a day like any other -- her asthmatic eight-year-old son would step off the bus, home from school. But on this day, the boy on the bus is not Meg's son -- or at least doesn't appear to be. This new boy shares Charlie's copper hair, tea-brown eyes, and slight frame....  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The gripping international bestseller about motherhood gone awry Eva never really wanted to be a mother-and certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him, all two...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Queen and I by Sue Townsend
A Times leader calls for the dismantling of the monarchy, and a week later it comes to pass. a Republican government wins the election in 1992, and overnight the royal family is stripped of its regal underpinnings and dispatched by the new prime minister...to live on a hellhole council estate...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor
If Philippa Penhow hadn't gone to Bleeding Heart Square on that January day, you and perhaps everyone else might have lived happily ever after . . . It's 1934, and the decaying London cul-de-sac of Bleeding Heart Square is an unlikely place of refuge for aristocratic Lydia Langstone....  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Convalescent by Jessica Anthony
The Convalescent is the story of a small, bearded man selling meat out of a bus parked next to a stream in suburban Virginia . . . and also, somehow, the story of ten thousand years of Hungarian history. Jessica Anthony, the inaugural winner of the Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, makes an...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Giant's House by Elizabeth McCracken
The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-six-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt -- the "over-tall" eleven year-old boy who's talk of the town -- walks into her library and changes her life...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The List of 7 by Mark Frost
Dark Brotherhood As the city of London slumbers, there are those in its midst who conspire to rule the world through the darkest and most nefarious means. These seven, seated in positions of extraordinary power and influence, marshal forces from the far side to aid them in their fiendish...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
"How about a story? Spin us a yarn." Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind. "I could tell you an extensively strange story," I warned."Oh, good!" Gram said. "Delicious!"And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic.As Sal entertains her...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
River of Darkness (John Madden, Bk 1) by Rennie Airth
As rural England slowly emerges from the sorrow of World War I, a particularly vicious attack on a household in a small Surrey village leaves five butchered bodies and no explanation for the killings. Sent by Scotland Yard to investigate is Inspector John Madden, a man still recovering from his...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Villette (English Library) by Charlotte Bronte
First published in 1853, Villette draws from Charlotte Bronte's experiences in Brussels in the 1840's. In this emotionally charged tale, we see Lucy Snowe's response to the challenges of her restrictive social environment as she flees from her unhappy past in England to a new life as a teacher...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Sabbathday River by Jean Hanff Korelitz
No description available.

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Vanished by Mary McGarry Morris
Aubrey Wallace is the kind of man no one notices. Dotty Johnson is the kind of woman no one can ignore. One afternoon, they both disappear from the small Vermont town where they live. The next day, two hundred miles away, a toddler is snatched from her Massachusetts home. For the next five...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dolly family will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, sixteen-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Stalking...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Dead Room (Harrison Investigations, Bk 5) by Heather Graham
At the start of this chilling paranormal thriller from bestseller Graham (Kiss of Darkness), anthropologist Leslie MacIntyre eagerly accepts an invitation to work on an archeological dig near New York City's Hastings House, a historic building that survived the explosion which a year earlier...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Brothers (Marathon Man, Bk 2) by William Goldman
In this belated sequel to Marathon Man Goldman jumps several years into the future of the Levy brothers. Thomas is now a history professor at Columbia, and Scylla, the lethal secret agent left for dead in New York's Lincoln Center, has been restored and reactivated as a top-level killer by...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Dreamland by Kevin Baker
Dreamland delivers a sweeping yet intimate portrait of immigrant New York in the early part of the twentieth century, and the American experiment of cultural assimilation. From the crowded decks of the steamships carrying European immigrants to America to the dazzling lights of Coney Island,...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Dead Sleep (Mississippi, Bk 3) by Greg Iles
A woman is drawn into the hunt for her sister's killer in this electrifying new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Quiet Game. Jordan Glass, a photojournalist on a well-earned vacation, wanders into a Hong Kong art museum and is puzzled to find fellow patrons...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Owen Meany, the only child of a New Hampshire granite quarrier, believes he is God's instrument; he is.This is John Irving's most comic novel, yet Owen Meany is Mr. Irving's most heartbreaking character."Roomy, intelligent, exhilarating and darkly comic...Dickensian in scope....Quite stunning...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
This debut page-turner from Australian Morton recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants. At 14, Grace Reeves leaves home to work for her mother's former employers at Riverton House. She is the same age as Hannah, the headstrong...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
Ruby Lennox begins narrating her own life at the moment of her conception, and from there takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of a girl determined to learn more about her family and the secrets it keeps.

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Ender's Game (Ender, Bk 1) by Orson Scott Card
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Talented Mr.Ripley (Penguin Joint Venture Readers) by Patricia Highsmith
No description available.

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Margaret T. (megt)
A Dark Dividing by Sarah Rayne
When his editor asks him to investigate the background of Simone Anderson, a new Bloomsbury artist, journalist Harry Fitzglen is skeptical. But once he?s met the enigmatic Simone, Harry is intrigued. What happened to Simone?s twin sister, who disappeared without a trace? And what is the Anderson...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey, Bk 1) by Deanna Raybourn
These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Chill (Lew Archer, Bk 11) by Ross Macdonald
In The Chill a distraught young man hires Archer to track down his runaway bride. But no sooner has he found Dolly Kincaid than Archer finds himself entangled in two murders, one twenty years old, the other so recent that the blood is still wet. What ensues is a detective novel of nerve-racking...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Lost by Joy Fielding
New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding delivers her most glamorous and intriguing novel to date about the disappearance of a gorgeous young actress, and a mother whose life is thrown into turmoil as a result.It's almost five o'clock. Where the hell are you?Losing Julia has become a...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Roses Are Red (Alex Cross, Bk 6) by James Patterson
A powerful new Alex Cross thriller from #1 bestseller James Patterson introduces the most vicious killer yet - a maniac who calls himself the Mastermind. The Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their precise demands - and their explosive violence when the...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Comfort and Joy by Kristin Hannah
It's the last day before Christmas vacation, and Joy Faith Candellaro, a Bakersfield, Calif., high school librarian, is still fretting over finding her husband, Thom, in bed with her sister, Stacey. Although divorced nearly three months?and urged by everyone to move on with her life?Joy just...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Unwanted by John Saul
Cassie Winslow is sixteen.  She has just lost her mother in a terrible accident.  Now, lonely and frightened, she has come to live with the father she barely knows and his new family in tiny False Harbor on Cape Cod.  For Cassie, the strange, unsettling dreams that...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
Allison Glenn tried to hide what happened that night ... and failed. The consequence? Five years in prison. Now she's free. But secrets have a way of keeping you caged ... When Allison is sent to prison for a heinous crime, she leaves behind her reputation as Linden Falls' golden...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker’s troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, Camille’s first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
On the day she was abducted, Annie O'Sullivan, a thirty-two-year-old realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, Bk 4) by Tana French
In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin -- half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned -- two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Woman in Black (Vintage) by Susan Hill
The classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town. á Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford?a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway?to attend the funeral and...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
During a summer party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is happily dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and watches as her mother speaks to him. Before the...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
A stunning first novel, both literary and thriller, about a retired orthopedic surgeon with dementia, Turn of Mind has already received worldwide attention. With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity, Alice LaPlante brings us deep into a brilliant woman's deteriorating mind, where the...  more

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ANNA S. (SanJoseCa)
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life, his wife, Laurie, and teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a...  more

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