Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition, consisting of four women, hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.
Many years after the events of "The Shining," Dan Torrance, now middle-aged, has found work in a nursing home, where his latent shining power helps comfort dying old folks. However, when the True Knot cult of old people in their RV's shows up, looking for the twelve-year-old girl named Abra Stone, Dan forces himself back into action in a battle of good and evil to safe the life of this innocent young girl.
Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project
When we first meet 14-year-old Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. Back in 1973, when Susie mysteriously disappeared, people still believed these things didn't happen. In the untroubled voice of a teenage girl, Susie relates the awful events of her death and her own adjustment to the strange new place she finds herself.
Julia struggles as she comes of age when she learns, along with the rest of the world, that the Earth has begun to slow its rotation, drastically changing gravity and the environment.
FBI agent Brad Wolgast vows to protect six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte after a government military experiment she was involved in goes bad, unleashing a toxic virus that turns humans into bloodthirsty monsters.
On the same night he attempts to revive an old actor who has a heart attack on stage, EMT Jeevan Chaudhary watches in fear as a terrible flu virus spreads rapidly across the world. Fifteen years later, Kirsten Raymonde, a child actress who witnessed the heart attack, is an actress in a very different world, under the sway of "the prophet," who keeps a tight rein on the flu survivors who live near him.
When an artificial intelligence begins taking over electronics and software systems around the globe, it begins the inevitable countdown to humanity's war with robots the world over.
In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.
The single day that Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley spend together in 1988, the day after college graduation in Edinburgh, makes a distinct impression on each of them and a relationship forms only after they part ways and are reunited once a yearHer world upended by the death of a beloved artist uncle who was the only person that understood her, fourteen-year-old June is mailed a teapot by her uncle's grieving friend, with whom she forges a poignant relationship. A satire set in Texas during America's war in Iraq that explores the gaping national disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad. Follows the surviving members of the heroic Bravo Squad through one exhausting stop in their media-intensive "Victory Tour" at Texas Stadium, football mecca of the Dallas Cowboys, their fans, promoters, and cheerleaders.
Not every gift is a blessing. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite. But they don't laugh. Melanie is a very special girl. Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, The girl with all the gifts is the most powerful thriller you will read this year.
Every day Rachel takes the same commuter train, and every day she sees the same couple--Jess and Jason she names them in her mind--eating breakfast on their deck. One day everything changes with Jess and Jason. Rachel goes to the police, but they call her an unreliable witness. Delving deeper into what happened herself, Rachel begins to suspect she has done more harm than good, and finds herself entangled in the lives of all involved.
Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.
A five-year-old narrates a story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who has held her prisoner for seven years since she was a teenager.
Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's creator.
The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man...