Watermark Books: New & recommended (June 17)
06/17/2012 5:00 AM
08/08/2014 10:10 AM
“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown, $25)
“Marriage can be a real killer.” In Nick and Amy Dunne’s case, it is a literal statement, rather than metaphorical. On the evening of their fifth anniversary, Amy disappears. Under the watch of the small Missouri town and Amy’s overprotective parents, Nick parades an endless series of lies: he stands by his innocence, but that raises the question: where is his wife? With razor-sharp wit, and full of psychological insight, Flynn delivers a fast-paced, dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller.
“Little Century,” by Anna Keesey (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26)
In the town of Century, Oregon, there is a battle raging: the cattlemen hate the shepherds, and the shepherds hate the cattlemen. In this charged climate, where small incidents of violence quickly escalate, threatening to implode the town, orphan Esther Chambers arrives, a character with moral clarity and wisdom beyond her age. Beautiful language, memorable characters and compelling story, “Little Century” is historical fiction at its best.
Watermark best sellers
1. "The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty
2. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James
3. "Fifty Shades Darker" by E.L. James
4. "Dust to Dust" by Benjamin Busch
5. "Fifty Shades Freed" by E.L. James
6. "GiGi" by Colette
7. "When the Sirens Were Silent" by Mike Smith
8. "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" by Deborah Moggach
9. "Nothing Daunted" by Dorothy Wickenden
10. "The Yard" by Alex Grecian
Source: Watermark Books & Cafe
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