The Last Town Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

The Last Town


  • Author : Blake Crouch
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593598504

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The Last Town Excerpt :

The final book of the smash-hit Wayward Pines trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter, Recursion, and Upgrade What’s inside was a nightmare. What’s outside is a thousand times worse. Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. And now that secret is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity. The Last Town at last pitches Ethan Burke and his fellow residents into all-out war against the forces outside the town’s gates—and in doing so delivers every bit the riotously horrific, breathlessly action-packed conclusion that the Wayward Pines trilogy deserves.

The Last Town on Earth Book
Score: 3.5
From 36 Ratings

The Last Town on Earth


  • Author : Thomas Mullen
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2006-08-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588365644

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The Last Town on Earth Excerpt :

A town under quarantine during the 1918 flu epidemic must reckon with forces beyond their control in a powerful, sweeping novel of morality in a time of upheaval “An American variation on Albert Camus’ The Plague.”—Chicago Tribune NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY USA TODAY AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE • WINNER OF THE JAMES FENIMORE COOPER PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION Deep in the mist-shrouded forests of the Pacific Northwest is a small mill town called Commonwealth, conceived as a haven for workers weary of exploitation. For Philip Worthy, the adopted son of the town’s founder, it is a haven in another sense—as the first place in his life he’s had a loving family to call his own. And yet, the ideals that define this outpost are being threatened from all sides. A world war is raging, and with the fear of spies rampant, the loyalty of all Americans is coming under scrutiny. Meanwhile, another shadow has fallen across the region in the form of a deadly virus striking down vast swaths of surrounding communities. When Commonwealth votes to quarantine itself against contagion, guards are posted at the single road leading in and out of town, and Philip Worthy is among them. He will be unlucky enough to be on duty when a cold, hungry, tired—and apparently ill—soldier presents himself at the town’s doorstep begging for sanctuary. The encounter that ensues, and the shots that are fired, will have deafening reverberations throughout Commonwealth, escalating until every human value—love, patriotism, community, family, friendship—not to mention the town’s very survival, is imperiled. Inspired by a little-known historical footnote regarding towns that quarantined themselves during the 1918 epidemic, The Last Town on Earth is a remarkably moving and accomplished debut.

Wayward Book
Score: 4
From 1,711 Ratings

Wayward


  • Author : Blake Crouch
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593598481

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Wayward Excerpt :

The second book of the smash-hit Wayward Pines trilogy, from the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter, Recursion, and Upgrade It’s the perfect town . . . as long as you don’t try to leave. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town of Wayward Pines is a modern-day Eden—at least at first glance. Except that within its fences, the residents are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. None of them know how they got here. Some believe they are dead. Others think they’re trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise. As sheriff, Ethan Burke is tasked with enforcing the town’s laws, and he’s one of the few entrusted with the truth—even though, for all his knowledge, he’s as much a prisoner of Wayward Pines as anyone else. But when a murder investigation draws him deeper into the town’s inner workings, Ethan learns that its past is darker than even he suspected—and finds himself faced with an impossible choice. The second novel in Blake Crouch’s blockbuster trilogy, Wayward delves deeper into the irresistible mysteries and horrors of this perfect little town, even as it asks what it means to live with secrets—and what price we’ll pay for the truth.

The Last Gang in Town Book

The Last Gang in Town


  • Author : Aaron Chapman
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-21
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551526720

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The Last Gang in Town Excerpt :

The story of a year-long confrontation in 1972 between the Vancouver police and the Clark Park gang, a band of unruly characters who ruled the city’s east side. Corrupt cops, hapless criminals, and murder figure in this story that questions which gang was tougher: the petty criminals, or the police themselves.

The Last Town Book

The Last Town


  • Author : Research Professor in English Literature Stephen Knight
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN 10 : 1976154316

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The Last Town Excerpt :

It started in the Middle East. A flu-like plague that infected thousands and killed roughly ten percent of its victims. Those who died awoke once again, but they were no longer among the living--they came back as soulless carnivorous corpses who desired only one thing: to feed on living human flesh. As the infection spread across Europe and the rest of the globe, cities were overwhelmed. Nations fell. Humanity flickered like a candle flame in the wind. In the United States: the nation's great cities become hunting grounds. New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles...all fall victim to hordes of shambling dead who want to devour the living.

The Last Tree Town Book

The Last Tree Town


  • Author : Beth Turley
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534420649

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“A tender novel about how negotiating fine lines—between friendship and a crush, between sadness and something crueler—is part of the mixed bag that is growing up.” —Shelf Awareness “A sensitive story of family, friendship, and personal growth.” —Kirkus Reviews From the author of If This Were a Story comes a heartfelt, coming-of-age novel about sisterhood, friendship, and the stories behind our journeys that connect us to one another. Cassi has always been proud to be Puerto Rican, but when others comment on her appearance, telling her she doesn’t look like the rest of her family, Cassi begins to question everything. At school, Cassi finds a distraction in the Math Olympics, where she is able to do what she loves and soon befriends Aaron, the new boy who tells her stories about all the tree towns he’s lived in. Just when everything seems to be getting better, a painful video goes viral and Cassi wonders if Mapleton is just another stop on Aaron’s list. As the seasons change, Cassi must learn to solve the pieces of her life that are varied and emotional and at times, beautiful. And even when they don’t equate, reveal a rewarding answer.

Pines Book

Pines


  • Author : Blake Crouch
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2023-04-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529099805

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Pines Excerpt :

The first book of the smash-hit Wayward Pines trilogy, from the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter, Recursion, and Upgrade Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a mission: locate two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation turns up more questions than answers: Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan farther from the world he knew, from the man he was, until he must face a horrifying fact – he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. The nail-bitingly suspenseful opening installment in Blake Crouch’s blockbuster Wayward Pines trilogy, Pines is at once a brilliant mystery tale and the first step into a genre-bending saga of suspense, science fiction, and horror.

A Stranger in Town Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

A Stranger in Town


  • Author : Kelley Armstrong
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250786593

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A Stranger in Town Excerpt :

In the next riveting thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, the paranoia increases – along with the stakes – as the town of Rockton tries to solve the latest mystery at their door. Detective Casey Duncan has noticed fewer and fewer residents coming in to the hidden town of Rockton, and no extensions being granted. Her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, presumes it’s the natural flux of things, but Casey’s not so sure. It seems like something bigger is happening in the small town they call home. When an injured hiker stumbles from the woods, someone who seems to have come to the Yukon for a wilderness vacation but instead is now fighting for her life, it’s all hands on deck. What – or who – attacked this woman, and why? With the woman unconscious, and no leads, Casey and Eric don’t know where the threat is coming from. Plus, the residents of their deeply secretive town are uneasy with this stranger in their midst. Everyone in Rockton wants this mystery solved – and fast.

The Book Thief Book
Score: 4.5
From 2,620 Ratings

The Book Thief


  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307433848

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Titanic Book

Titanic


  • Author : John Welshman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198786498

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Titanic Excerpt :

In his famous book A Night to Remember, Walter Lord described the sinking of the Titanic as "the last night of a small town." Now, a hundred years after her sinking, historian John Welshman reconstructs the fascinating individual experiences of twelve of the inhabitants of this tragically short-lived floating village. In Titanic, Welshman offers a minute-by-minute account of the doomed liner's last hours, based on a representative cross-section of those who sailed in her: men and women, old and young, passengers and crew, wealthy and poor. He introduces the reader to a fascinating cast of twelve eye-witnesses, including Arthur H. Rostron, Captain of the Carpathia, the first ship to reach the scene; Charles Lightoller, the Titanic's Second Officer; Archibald Gracie, a wealthy American cotton plantation owner; Elin Hakkarainen, a young migrant from Finland, travelling Third Class; and Edith Brown, a teenager from South Africa. The book also documents the experiences of an Assistant Wireless Operator, a Stewardess, an amateur military historian, a governess, a teacher, and a domestic servant. The survivor accounts allow Welshman to construct a graphic and compelling picture of events on a day-to-day and hour-by-hour basis, providing vivid glimpses of the tragedy as seen from their respective vantage points. In addition, Welshman tells the story of where these twelve people were from and what happened to those who survived in the years afterwards. Finally, the author, a respected social historian, offers many insights into nineteenth-century social class, migration, work, and the broader history of Northern Ireland. Drawing on published autobiographical accounts, diaries, private papers, archival materials, and a wide array of other sources, Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town offers a unique account of one of the most memorable disasters in modern history.

This Is My Town Book

This Is My Town


  • Author : Lisa Bullard
  • Publisher : Lerner Digital ™
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512484861

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This Is My Town Excerpt :

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! Rachel has been chosen to ride a bike in Riverdale's parade! There's only one problem—she doesn't know how. But she's determined to learn! She and her dad go all over Riverdale to prepare for the big day—from the bank to the bike shop. How is Rachel's town similar to and different from other towns? Come along and see what makes Riverdale worth celebrating!

Big Lies in a Small Town Book
Score: 4
From 51 Ratings

Big Lies in a Small Town


  • Author : Diane Chamberlain
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250087355

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Big Lies in a Small Town Excerpt :

From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth... “A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, her dream of a career in art is put on hold—until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her released from prison immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to be free, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and in great need of work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies? “Chamberlain, a master storyteller, keeps readers hooked, with a story line that leavens history and social commentary with romance and mystery.”—Lexington Dispatch

Last Gang in Town  2015    1 Book

Last Gang in Town 2015 1


  • Author : Simon Oliver
  • Publisher : Vertigo
  • Release Date : 2023-02-04
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:T1398900015001

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Last Gang in Town 2015 1 Excerpt :

Forget what you know of England, of the 'Land of Hope and Glory.' Instead, try damp and depressing, and embrace this miserable island for what it is. Our story kicks off in 1976: the country coming apart at its flared corduroy seams, a decade after the Great Train Robbery, when British crime has gone decidedly soft in the middle. Time for a new generation of criminals to rise: a band of snotty-nosed heroes driven by destiny and cheap cider, who will strike fear back into the establishment, put art back into crime and crime back into art, and pull off what will become known as the heist of the century. This new series from Simon Oliver (FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS) and Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl) spans three decades, from the punk rock '70s to the decadent '80s and beyond, charting the rise, fall and redemption of a group of bandits that changed the face of the criminal underworld and closed the door on a legacy.

I Know Places Around Town Book

I Know Places Around Town


  • Author : Trisha James
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482463071

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I Know Places Around Town Excerpt :

Everyone has their favorite places around the community, whether it's the library or the ice cream shop. In this attractive book, readers visit the important—and fun!—places found in many towns and cities, including the police station and the playground. Vocabulary is reinforced as readers consider what these places look like where they live and which they’d like to visit. Understanding community resources and workers are key parts of early elementary curricula.

The Last Man in Town Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Last Man in Town


  • Author : Susan Kay Law
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 1999-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0380804964

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The Last Man in Town Excerpt :

Lucas Garrett is the last able-bodied man left in a town full of lonely women since the Gold Rush lured all the others westward...and now he's just plain exhausted. So he turns to pretty, proper Priscilla Wentworth...and asks her to pose as his future bride. In return, he must help her find a husband of her own. But when he takes her in his arms, suddenly Priscilla must wonder if he is really the only man for her.