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Gravity by Raven St. Pierre $0.99 From the Coat Copy: An opportunity conference improves the lives of 2 complete strangers who quickly discover that we do not constantly pick who we fall for; sometimes life selects for us.Samantha Kelley believes she\’s got it all figured out up until she literally hits Anthony\”AJ\”Hahn one fateful day, forcing her to question whether she\’s been missing out on something all along … Romeo and Juliet without the deaths states one customer
. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson$2.99 From the Jacket Copy:With this amazing very first volume in exactly what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of countries and the personal fixations of guys, decrypting with stunning virtuosity the forces that formed this century. As an included reward, the e-book edition of this New York Times bestseller consists of an excerpt from Stephenson\’s new novel, Seveneves.In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse– mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy– is designated to detachment 2702. It is an attire so secret that just a handful of
individuals know it exists, and a few of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Waterhouse and Detachment 2702– commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the truth that Allied Intelligence has split the enemy\’s legendary Enigma code. It is a video game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces.Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse\’s crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is trying to develop a\”information sanctuary\”in Southeast Asia– a location where encrypted data can be saved and exchanged without
repression and scrutiny. As federal governments and multinationals assault the endeavor, Randy signs up with forces with Shaftoe\’s tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the crucial to keeping the dream of an information haven afloat. However quickly their plan exposes a huge conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. And it will represent the course to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty … or to universal totalitarianism reborn.An awesome tour de force, and Neal Stephenson\’s the majority of accomplished and impacting work to this day, Cryptonomicon is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, as it leaps forward and back in between World War II and the World Wide
Web, hinting all the while at a dark day-after-tomorrow. It is a work of great art, thought and imaginative daring; the item of a really iconoclastic imagination dealing with white-hot strength. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher$1.99 From the Jacket Copy: The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher\’s New York Times bestselling intimate, funny and revealing recollection of what took place behind the scenes on among the most famous movie sets of all time, the very first Star Wars movie.When Carrie Fisher recently found the journals she kept throughout the shooting of the first Star Wars motion picture, she was astonished to see what they had maintained– plaintive love poems, unchecked musings with younger naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. Today, her fame as an author, actress, and pop-culture icon
is indisputable, however in 1977, Carrie Fisher was just a teen with an intense crush on her costar, Harrison Ford.With these excerpts from her handwritten note pads, The Princess Diarist is Fisher\’s intimate and revealing recollection of exactly what happened on one of the most well-known film sets of all time– and exactly what developed behind the scenes. Fisher also contemplates the pleasures and madness of star, and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty, just to be gone beyond by her own outer-space royalty. Laugh-out-loud hilarious and constantly quotable, The Princess Diarist overflows with the sincerity and introspection of a journal while offering shrewd insight into the kind of stardom that few will ever experience. Major Pettigrew\’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson$1.99 From the Coat Copy: BONUS: This edition consists of a Significant Pettigrew\’s Last Stand discussion guide.You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of
characters both hilariously initial and as familiar as the members of your own household. Amongst them is Major Ernest Pettigrew(retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson\’s fascinating debut.
Wry, courtly, opinionated, and entirely charming, Significant Pettigrew is among the most enduring characters in modern fiction, and from the initial page of this amazing novel he will steal your heart.The Major leads a peaceful life valuing the appropriate things that Englishmen have actually lived by for generations: honor, task, decorum, and an effectively brewed cup of tea. But then his sibling\’s death sparks an unforeseen relationship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani store owner from the village. Accumulated by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on welcoming him as the quintessential regional and her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and custom?