Connie Doyle Keirns

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The Kite Runner

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.</b> <br>The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, caught in the tragic sweep of …

Edge of Eternity

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Follett<p>EDGE OF ETERNITY is the sweeping, passionate conclusion to Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, The Century Trilogy.<p>Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families – American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh – as they make their …

A Dog's Purpose

• <b>Author:</b> W. Bruce Cameron<p><i>A Dog’s Purpose</i>—the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller—is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, <i>A Dog’s Purpose</i>, from director Lasse Hallström (<i>The Cider House Rules</i>, <i>Dear John</i>, <i>The 100-Foot Journey</i>), shares the soulful and surprising …

Alaska

• <b>Author:</b> James A. Michener & Steve Berry<p>In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the …

Cutting for Stone

• <b>Author:</b> Abraham Verghese<p><b>A sweeping, emotionally riveting novel with over one million copies sold—an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.</b><p>Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British …

The Son

• <b>Author:</b> Philipp Meyer<p>Soon to be a TV Series on AMC starring Pierce Brosnan and co-written by Philipp Meyer.<p>Now in paperback, the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling epic, a saga of land, blood, and power that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of …

The Bridges of Madison County

• <b>Author:</b> Robert James Waller<p>If you've ever experienced the one true love of your life, a love that for some reason could never be, you will understand why readers all over the world were so moved by this small, unknown first novel that they made it a publishing phenomenon and #1 bestseller. The …

Room

• <b>Author:</b> Emma Donoghue<p><b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture</b><p>To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he …

The Great Santini

• <b>Author:</b> Pat Conroy<p><b>The bestselling Pat Conroy novel—now available as an ebook</b><p>The moving portrait of a son’s struggle to escape the iron fist of his volatile military father<p>Marine Colonel Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling but also loving, Bull has …

The Art of Racing In the Rain

• <b>Author:</b> Garth Stein<p>Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race …

Texas

• <b>Author:</b> James A. Michener & Steve Berry<p>Spanning four and a half centuries, James A. Michener’s monumental saga chronicles the epic history of Texas, from its Spanish roots in the age of the conquistadors to its current reputation as one of America’s most affluent, diverse, and provocative states. …

Centennial

• <b>Author:</b> James A. Michener & Steve Berry<p>Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener’s magnificent saga of the Westis an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America’s past, the story of Colorado—the Centennial State—is manifested through its …

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

• <b>Author:</b> David Wroblewski<p>Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, …

The Help

• <b>Author:</b> Kathryn Stockett<p><b>ominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.</b><p>Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now …

Under the Dome

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p>On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" …

Orphan Train

• <b>Author:</b> Christina Baker Kline<p>The #1 New York Times Bestseller<p>Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017.<p>Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel—the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an …

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

• <b>Author:</b> Rachel Joyce<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST</b> <b><br>“[Rachel] Joyce’s beguiling debut is [a] modest-seeming story of ‘ordinary’ English lives that enthralls and moves you as it unfolds.”—People (four</b> …

And the Mountains Echoed

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.</b><p>Khaled Hosseini, the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Kite Runner</i> and <i>A Thousand Splendid Suns</i>, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the …

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

• <b>Author:</b> Maria Semple<p><b>*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett*</b><b>A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.</b><br>Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated …

Doctor Sleep

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p>Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, <i>The Shining</i>, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.<p>On …

The Girl You Left Behind

• <b>Author:</b> Jojo Moyes<p><b>From the author of Me Before You and Still Me, a sweeping bestseller of love and loss, deftly weaving two journeys from World War I France to present day London.</b><p>Paris, World War I. Sophie Lefèvre must keep her family safe while her adored husband, Édouard, fights at the front. …

A Thousand Splendid Suns

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be</b> …

The Shining

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p><b>With an excerpt from the sequel, Doctor Sleep.</b><p>Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.

A Week in Winter

• <b>Author:</b> Maeve Binchy<p>Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the …

Fall of Giants

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Follett<p><b>Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.</b><p>A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits.…An …

The Rosie Project

• <b>Author:</b> Graeme Simsion<p>Now in paperback, the international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (<i>Entertainment</i> <i>Weekly</i>) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love.<p>The art of love is never a science: Meet …

11/22/63

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p><b>One of the Ten Best Books of The New York Times Book Review<br>Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize<br>Soon to be a miniseries from Hulu starring James Franco</b><p>ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED. WHAT IF YOU COULD …

The Princess Bride

• <b>Author:</b> William Goldman<p><b>William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless.</b><p>Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate <i>The Princess Bride</i> …