The Crossing Book

The Crossing


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-12-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330474931

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The Crossing Excerpt :

The Crossing forms the second part of Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, a story that began with All the Pretty Horses and concludes with Cities of the Plain. Set on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. Fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's property, Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. When Billy comes back to his own home he finds himself and his world irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise. 'The Crossing is like a river in full spate: beautiful and dangerous' The Times This edition is part of the Picador Collection, a new list of the best in contemporary literature published in Picador's 50th Anniversary year. McCarthy's eagerly anticipated new novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris, will be published by Picador in October 2022.

The Crossing Book
Score: 4
From 48 Ratings

The Crossing


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316225892

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The Crossing Excerpt :

In this "tense" thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to track down a killer who just might find them first (Wall Street Journal). Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it's a setup. Bosch doesn't want anything to do with crossing the aisle to work for the defense. He feels it will undo all the good he's done in his thirty years as a homicide cop. But Mickey promises to let the chips fall where they may. If Harry proves that his client did it, under the rules of discovery, they are obliged to turn over the evidence to the prosecution. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him. Thrilling, fast-paced, and impossible to put down, The Crossing shows without a shadow of doubt that Connelly is "a master of building suspense" (Wall Street Journal).

The Crossing Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Crossing


  • Author : Jason Mott
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488023521

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The Crossing Excerpt :

Stay and die, or run and survive. Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a merciless foster care system by relying on each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: accept their fate of almost certain death, or dodge the draft. Virginia and Tommy flee into the dark night. Armed with only a pistol and their fierce will to survive, the twins set forth in search of a new beginning. Encountering a colorful cast of characters along the way, Tommy and Virginia must navigate the dangers and wonders of this changed world as they try to outrun the demons of their past. With deft imagination and breathless prose, The Crossing is a riveting tale of loyalty, sacrifice and the burdens we carry with us into the darkness of the unknown.

The Last Crossing Book
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

The Last Crossing


  • Author : Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Release Date : 2010-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551995717

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The Last Crossing Excerpt :

Set in the second half of the nineteenth century, in the American and Canadian West and in Victorian England, The Last Crossing is a sweeping tale of interwoven lives and stories Charles and Addington Gaunt must find their brother Simon, who has gone missing in the wilds of the American West. Charles, a disillusioned artist, and Addington, a disgraced military captain, enlist the services of a guide to lead them on their journey across a difficult and unknown landscape. This is the enigmatic Jerry Potts, half Blackfoot, half Scottish, who suffers his own painful past. The party grows to include Caleb Ayto, a sycophantic American journalist, and Lucy Stoveall, a wise and beautiful woman who travels in the hope of avenging her sister’s vicious murder. Later, the group is joined by Custis Straw, a Civil War veteran searching for salvation, and Custis’s friend and protector Aloysius Dooley, a saloon-keeper. This unlikely posse becomes entangled in an unfolding drama that forces each person to come to terms with his own demons. The Last Crossing contains many haunting scenes – among them, a bear hunt at dawn, the meeting of a Métis caravan, the discovery of an Indian village decimated by smallpox, a sharpshooter’s devastating annihilation of his prey, a young boy’s last memory of his mother. Vanderhaeghe links the hallowed colleges of Oxford and the pleasure houses of London to the treacherous Montana plains; and the rough trading posts of the Canadian wilderness to the heart of Indian folklore. At the novel’s centre is an unusual and moving love story. The Last Crossing is Guy Vanderhaeghe’s most powerful novel to date. It is a novel of harshness and redemption, an epic masterpiece, rich with unforgettable characters and vividly described events, that solidifies his place as one of Canada’s premier storytellers.

The Crossing Book

The Crossing


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1995-03-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679760849

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The Crossing Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The second volume of the award-winning Border Trilogy—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road—fulfills the promise of All the Pretty Horses and at the same time give us a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic western and the elegaic power of a lost American myth. In the late 1930s, sixteen-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing, he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat-lightning--a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there." An essential novel by any measure, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, a book that touches, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

Shaman s Crossing Book
Score: 3
From 42 Ratings

Shaman s Crossing


  • Author : Robin Hobb
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061793356

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Shaman s Crossing Excerpt :

Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father—newly made a lord by the King of Gernia—into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden. But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny—who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view—and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights. For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways—and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts. The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen . . .

The Crossing Places Book
Score: 3.5
From 80 Ratings

The Crossing Places


  • Author : Elly Griffiths
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771035883

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The Crossing Places Excerpt :

When a child’s bones are found near an ancient henge in the wild saltmarshes of Norfolk’s north coast, Ruth Galloway, a university lecturer in forensic archaeology, is asked to date them by DCI Harry Nelson. He thinks they may be the bones of a child called Lucy who has been missing for ten years. It’s a cold case he has never been able to forget, in part because he’s received creepy letters about Lucy—quoting Shakespeare and the Bible, in addition to referencing ritual and sacrifice—ever since her disappearance. When Ruth proves that the bones are those of an Iron Age girl who died over two thousand years ago, she supposes that this is the end of the story. She’s wrong: it’s just the beginning of a nightmare. The Crossing Places is a gripping story about how the past, even the distant past, can have a deadly hold on the present. It marks the beginning of a stunning new mystery series, and the debut of an intelligent, salty-tongued sleuth who is all the more likeable for being vulnerable in ways she’s the last to recognize.

Cheshire Crossing Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Cheshire Crossing


  • Author : Andy Weir
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399582080

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Cheshire Crossing Excerpt :

In a one-of-a-kind graphic novel collaboration between the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and the beloved illustrator behind Sarah’s Scribbles, Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy team up to save the multiverse, from Wonderland to Neverland and Oz. Originating as fan fiction from the brilliant imagination of Andy Weir, now brought to vivid life by Sarah Andersen, Cheshire Crossing is a funny, breakneck, boundlessly inventive journey through classic worlds as you’ve never seen them before. Years after their respective returns from Wonderland, Neverland, and Oz, the trio meet here, at Cheshire Crossing—a boarding school where girls like them learn how to cope with their supernatural experiences and harness their magical world-crossing powers. But Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy—now teenagers, who’ve had their fill of meddling authority figures—aren’t content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they’re dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havoc in their wake—and, inadvertently, bringing the Wicked Witch and Hook together in a deadly supervillain love match. To stop them, the girls will have to draw on all of their powers . . . and marshal a team of unlikely allies from across the magical multiverse. Advance praise for Cheshire Crossing “Deliciously funny . . . a shrewd and spirited adaptation that will leave audiences hoping for another installment . . . Andersen’s delightful cartoon drawing style meshes perfectly with Weir’s prose, allowing the work to broaden its appeal beyond middle graders to young adults and adults.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Butcher s Crossing Book

Butcher s Crossing


  • Author : John Williams
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2011-03-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590174241

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Butcher s Crossing Excerpt :

In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America. It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek “an original relation to nature,” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher’s Crossing is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. Next spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher’s Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been.

Caleb s Crossing Book
Score: 3.5
From 112 Ratings

Caleb s Crossing


  • Author : Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143121077

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Caleb s Crossing Excerpt :

Forging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain's son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent ivy league education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March. Reprint.

Animal Crossing Official Sticker Book  Nintendo  Book

Animal Crossing Official Sticker Book Nintendo


  • Author : Courtney Carbone
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524772628

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Animal Crossing Official Sticker Book Nintendo Excerpt :

Make your mark as mayor, design your home, and style your characters in this Nintendo Animal Crossing full-color activity book--plus stickers! Something is always happening in the world of Animal Crossing! Build the perfect place to live, design your home, travel to see your friends, and get busy in your very own town in this full-color activity book. With tons of awesome activities and over 800 stickers, Animal Crossing fans will love their new life!

The Crossing Book

The Crossing


  • Author : Andrew Miller
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609453572

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The Crossing Excerpt :

“In pristine, elegant prose,” the Costa Prize–winning author “creates an indelible portrait of a mysterious woman” and her quest for total independence (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Maud enters Tim’s life as no one else could: by falling straight past him, seemingly to her death, then standing up and walking away. From that moment on, Tim is desperate to love her, rescue her, reach her. Yet there is nothing to suggest Maud has any need of him. She is already complete. A woman with a talent for survival, she works long hours and loves to sail—preferably on her own. When Maud finds her unfulfilling marriage tested by unspeakable tragedy, she attempts to escape from her husband and society’s hypocrisy. In her quest, she encounters the impossible and pushes her mind and body to their limits. A wise and thrilling portrait of an irreducible heroine who asks no permission and begs no pardon, The Crossing explores a truth that’s absent from most contemporary literature. “An extraordinary portrait of an enigmatic woman.” —The Guardian

Summer Crossing Book
Score: 2.5
From 12 Ratings

Summer Crossing


  • Author : Truman Capote
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2012-05-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307822789

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Summer Crossing Excerpt :

“Witness the coming together of Truman Capote’s voice, the electric-into-neon blaze that is surely one of the premier styles of postwar American literature.”—The Washington Post Book World “A great breezy read . . . with Capote’s trademark wit, but also with genuine youthful awe at the exhilaration of late-forties New York.”—New York A lost treasure only recently found, Truman Capote’s Summer Crossing is a precocious, confident first novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Set in New York just after World War II, the story follows a young carefree socialite, Grady McNeil, whose parents leave her alone in their Fifth Avenue penthouse for the summer. Left to her own devices, Grady turns up the heat on the secret affair she’s been having with a Brooklyn-born Jewish war veteran who works as a parking lot attendant. As the season passes, the romance turns more serious and morally ambiguous, and Grady must eventually make a series of decisions that will forever affect her life and the lives of everyone around her.

Dark at the Crossing Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Dark at the Crossing


  • Author : Elliot Ackerman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101947388

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Dark at the Crossing Excerpt :

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST “Transports readers into a world few Americans know” —Washington Post A timely new novel of stunning humanity and tension: a contemporary love story set on the Turkish border with Syria. Haris Abadi is a man in search of a cause. An Arab American with a conflicted past, he is now in Turkey, attempting to cross into Syria and join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime. But he is robbed before he can make it, and is taken in by Amir, a charismatic Syrian refugee and former revolutionary, and Amir's wife, Daphne, a sophisticated beauty haunted by grief. As it becomes clear that Daphne is also desperate to return to Syria, Haris's choices become ever more wrenching: Whose side is he really on? Is he a true radical or simply an idealist? And will he be able to bring meaning to a life of increasing frustration and helplessness? Told with compassion and a deft hand, Dark at the Crossing is an exploration of loss, of second chances, and of why we choose to believe--a trenchantly observed novel of raw urgency and power. “Promises to be one of the most essential books of 2017” —Esquire

Crossing to Safety Book
Score: 4
From 80 Ratings

Crossing to Safety


  • Author : Wallace Stegner
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307430861

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Crossing to Safety Excerpt :

Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams Afterword by T. H. Watkins Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.