Without Getting Killed or Caught Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Without Getting Killed or Caught


  • Author : Tamara Saviano
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623494544

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Without Getting Killed or Caught Excerpt :

Winner, 2016 the Belmont Book Award, Sponsored by the International Country Music Conference For more than forty years, Guy Clark wrote and recorded unforgettable songs. His lyrics and melodies paint indelible portraits of the people, places, and experiences that shaped him. He has served as model, mentor, supporter, and friend to at least two generations of the world’s most talented and influential singer-songwriters. In songs like “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” L.A. Freeway,” “She Ain’t Going Nowhere,” and “Texas 1947,” Clark’s poetic mastery has given voice to a vision of life, love, and trouble that has resonated not only with fans of Americana music, but also with the prominent artists—including Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others—who have recorded and performed Clark’s music. Now, in Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, writer, producer, and music industry insider Tamara Saviano chronicles the story of this legendary artist from her unique vantage point as his former publicist and producer of the Grammy-nominated album This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Part memoir, part biography, Saviano’s skillfully constructed narrative weaves together the extraordinary songs, larger-than-life characters, previously untold stories, and riveting emotions that make up the life of this modern-day poet and troubadour.

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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The Book Thief Excerpt :

#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.

In Cold Blood Book
Score: 4
From 242 Ratings

In Cold Blood


  • Author : Truman Capote
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2013-02-19
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812994384

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In Cold Blood Excerpt :

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Truman Capote—also available are Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, Other Rooms (in one volume), Portraits and Observations, and The Complete Stories Truman Capote’s masterpiece, In Cold Blood, created a sensation when it was first published, serially, in The New Yorker in 1965. The intensively researched, atmospheric narrative of the lives of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kansas, and of the two men, Richard Eugene Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, who brutally killed them on the night of November 15, 1959, is the seminal work of the “new journalism.” Perry Smith is one of the great dark characters of American literature, full of contradictory emotions. “I thought he was a very nice gentleman,” he says of Herb Clutter. “Soft-spoken. I thought so right up to the moment I cut his throat.” Told in chapters that alternate between the Clutter household and the approach of Smith and Hickock in their black Chevrolet, then between the investigation of the case and the killers’ flight, Capote’s account is so detailed that the reader comes to feel almost like a participant in the events.

Johnny Got His Gun Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Johnny Got His Gun


  • Author : Dalton Trumbo
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2013-11-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806537603

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Johnny Got His Gun Excerpt :

The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo?s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that?s as timely as ever. ?A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.?--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

One Of Us Is Lying Book
Score: 4
From 68 Ratings

One Of Us Is Lying


  • Author : Karen M. McManus
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141375649

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One Of Us Is Lying Excerpt :

The international bestselling YA thriller by acclaimed author, Karen M. McManus - NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES. Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't ever talk about any of them again. He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it's no accident. All of them are suspects. Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you'll go to protect them. 'Tightly plotted and brilliantly written, with sharp, believable characters, this whodunit is utterly irresistible' - HEAT 'Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting single-sitting thrillerish treat' -THE GUARDIAN 'A fantastic murder mystery, packed with cryptic clues and countless plot twists. I could not put this book down' - THE SUN 'Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club' - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Catch and Kill Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

Catch and Kill


  • Author : Ronan Farrow
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316486668

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One of the Best Books of the Year Time * NPR * Washington Post * Bloomberg News * Chicago Tribune * Chicago Public Library * Fortune * Los Angeles Times * E! News * The Telegraph * Apple * Library Journal In this newly updated edition of the "meticulous and devastating" (Associated Press) account of violence and espionage that spent months on the New York Times Bestsellers list, Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost - from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. In 2017, a routine network television investigation led to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family. This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in AutobiographyIndie Bound #1 BestsellerUSA Today BestsellerWall Street Journal Bestseller

The Outsiders Book
Score: 4
From 288 Ratings

The Outsiders


  • Author : S. E. Hinton
  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Families
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9781292310565

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The Outsiders Excerpt :

The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

How to Juggle Women Without Getting Killed or Going Broke Book

How to Juggle Women Without Getting Killed or Going Broke


  • Author : Stefan Feller
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497633728

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How to Juggle Women Without Getting Killed or Going Broke Excerpt :

You’re a stud with a busy schedule, you’ve got lovely Linda, sassy Sue and tantalizing Tina all demanding that you show them some TLC, but how can you choose which lucky lady deserves your manly presence? Men, you don’t have to. HOW TO JUGGLE WOMEN WITHOUT GETTING KILLED OR GOING BROKE is the essential dating guide for guys who refuse to settle for the monotony of having just one girlfriend. Having problems meeting girls, making your money stretch to meet all their demands or scheduling your life to include all the women of your choice? Then look no further, this is the guide for you. Stefan Feller shows the way to finding women, keeping them happy and affording it. This time-saving method is a must for the hot hunk on the go. It’s a big world out there, boys, with so many women and so little time. Why disappoint them?

Fahrenheit 451 Book
Score: 4
From 1,775 Ratings

Fahrenheit 451


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-09-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743247221

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Fahrenheit 451 Excerpt :

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It


  • Author : Elle Cosimano
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250242204

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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It Excerpt :

"Getting the job done" for one single mom takes on a whole new meaning in Finlay Donovan is Killing It. One of Suspense Magazine's "Best Thrillers of 2021" One of New York Public Library's Best Books of 2021 Nominated for the Left Coast Crime 2022 Lefty Award for the Best Humorous Mystery “Funny and smart, twisty and surprising.”—Megan Miranda Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she’s really not. She’s a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: the new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written, her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her, and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to school with hair duct-taped to her head after an incident with scissors. When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she’s mistaken for a contract killer, and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet . . . Soon, Finlay discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation. Fast-paced, deliciously witty, and wholeheartedly authentic in depicting the frustrations and triumphs of motherhood in all its messiness, hilarity, and heartfelt moment, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a brilliant new series from YA Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano.

The Lovely Bones Book
Score: 4
From 73 Ratings

The Lovely Bones


  • Author : Alice Sebold
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786826701

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The Lovely Bones Excerpt :

Susie Salmon is just like any other young American girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There's one big difference though – Susie is dead. Add: Now she can only observe while her family manage their grief in their different ways. Susie is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them... Alice Sebold's novel The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale that captured the hearts of readers throughout the world. Award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery has adapted it for this unforgettable play about life after loss.

Kafka on the Shore Book
Score: 4
From 211 Ratings

Kafka on the Shore


  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2005-01-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400044818

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Kafka on the Shore Excerpt :

Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.

The Hate U Give Book
Score: 4.5
From 210 Ratings

The Hate U Give


  • Author : Angie Thomas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062498557

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8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven’s story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.

Touching the Void Book
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

Touching the Void


  • Author : Joe Simpson
  • Publisher : Direct Authors
  • Release Date : 2012-12-12
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780957519305

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Touching the Void Excerpt :

The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.

Variant Book
Score: 4
From 53 Ratings

Variant


  • Author : Robison Wells
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062093516

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Variant Excerpt :

Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life. He was wrong. Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive. Where breaking the rules equals death. But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.