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The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins


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The #1"New York Times"Bestseller, "USA Today" Book of the Year, soon to be a major motion picture.
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.
Nothing is more addicting than"The Girl on the Train." "Vanity Fair
" "The Girl on the Train"has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since"Gone Girl." .  Read more...


 
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Overview

The #1"New York Times"Bestseller, "USA Today" Book of the Year, soon to be a major motion picture.
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.
Nothing is more addicting than"The Girl on the Train." "Vanity Fair
" "The Girl on the Train"has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since"Gone Girl." . . . It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership. "The New York Times"
Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend. "USA Today"
Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages. "The Boston Globe
" "Gone Girl"fans will devour this psychological thriller. "People"

EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life as she sees it is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
UNTIL TODAY
And then she sees something shocking. It s only a minute until the train moves on, but it s enough. Now everything s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?


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  • ISBN-13: 9781594634024
  • ISBN-10: 1594634025
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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The inimitable Roz Chast delivers a funny and sensitive graphic memoir with Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?. Mixing her trademark illustrations with family photos and handwritten text, The New Yorker cartoonist tells the story of caring for her parents—both in their 90s—as they succumbed to dementia and the physical ailments of old age. When the Chasts become too enfeebled to stay in their Brooklyn apartment, the author makes the difficult—and costly—decision to move them to an assisted living facility near her home in Connecticut. In a narrative showcasing her signature black humor and spot-on observations about life, Chast, an only child, also looks back on her family’s history, exploring the identities of her volatile, strong-willed mother, Elizabeth, and her needy, anxious father, George. Her offbeat drawings prove a wonderful medium for this unflinching look at the intricacies of family life and the realities of growing old. A finalist for the 2014 National Book Award, Chast’s memoir is a brilliant mix of the comic and the tragic.

ALL ABOARD
An international blockbuster since its publication in January 2015, Paula Hawkins’ supremely suspenseful The Girl on the Train is the consummate page-turner. Rachel, a solitary alcoholic, commutes to work in London on the same train every day, passing the home of a couple whom she observes through the window. Rachel, who is divorced, imagines a picture-perfect life for the pair and christens them Jess and Jason. One morning, Rachel witnesses a shocking incident in the couple’s home, and she soon learns that Jess, whose real name is Megan Hipwell, has vanished. Rachel goes to the authorities to share what she knows about the couple, only to become entangled in a murder investigation. The story of what really happened to Megan—and of Rachel’s possible involvement—makes for a first-rate thriller. Hawkins’ meticulously crafted thriller is a terrific choice for book clubs, who will want to check out the film version when it hits theaters in October. 

TOP PICK FOR BOOK CLUBS
Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award, is a mesmerizing exploration of marriage and the ties that bind us all. Lotto, an acclaimed playwright, and Mathilde, his elegant, elusive wife, are the ideal couple. Intelligent, attractive and very much in love, they seem bound for long-term marital bliss. But there’s more to their relationship than meets the eye, a disjunction Groff articulates by splitting the narrative into two parts and devoting one section to Lotto and the other to Mathilde. As each partner recalls their 24-year union, long-buried secrets and private rivalries come to the fore. Groff’s depiction of her characters’ inner lives—the hidden jealousies, the misunderstandings—is electrifying. Beautifully written and uncannily perceptive, this is a probing look at the tensions that lurk beneath the surface of every close relationship.

 

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