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"For readers of Station Eleven and The Passage comes a dazzling and unsettling novel of psychological suspense. In Alexandra Oliva's thrilling fiction debut, survival is the name of the game, as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself--and one woman's mind and body are pushed to the limit. She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens--but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them--a young woman the show's producers call Zoo--stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game. Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life--and husband--she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory, Zoo must summon all her survival skills--and learn new ones as she goes. But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways--and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing. Sophisticated and provocative, The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real: how readily we cast our judgments, how easily we are manipulated. Advance praise for The Last One: "The Last One seamlessly melds two of our contemporary obsessions--the threat of global catastrophe and the staged drama of reality TV--into a fiercely imagined tale of the human psyche under stress. This is an uncompromising, thought-provoking debut."--Justin Cronin. "Haunting, moving, and remarkable, Alexandra Oliva's debut novel is clever in its concept and gripping in its delivery. This propulsive book is for everyone who ever thought reality television signaled the end of the world."--Karen Joy Fowler. "Taut, tense, and at times almost unbearably real, The Last One is both a compelling read, and a terrifyingly believable evocation of survival against the odds."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood. "Page-turning and deeply unsettling."--Rosamund Lupton, internationally bestselling author of Sister"--

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Alexandra Oliva
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release Book : 2017-08-15
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781101966839


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Survival is the name of the game as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva’s fast-paced novel of suspense. She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens—but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them—a young woman the show’s producers call Zoo—stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game. Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life—and husband—she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory, Zoo must summon all her survival skills—and learn new ones as she goes. But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways—and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing. Sophisticated and provocative, The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real: how readily we cast our judgments, how easily we are manipulated. Praise for The Last One “[Alexandra] Oliva brilliantly scrutinizes the recorded (and heavily revised) narratives we believe, and the last one hundred pages will have the reader constantly guessing just what Zoo is capable of doing to find her way back home.”—Washington Post “A high-concept, high-octane affair . . . The conceit is undoubtedly clever and . . . well executed, but what makes The Last One such a page-turner is Zoo herself: practical, tough-minded and appealing.”—The Guardian “Oliva takes this (possibly) post-apocalyptic setting, grafts on a knowledgeable skewering of the inner workings of reality television and gives us a gripping story of survival. . . . This is the genius of Oliva’s storytelling. . . . [She] makes a stunning debut with this page turner, and becomes a writer to watch.”—Seattle Times “Oliva delivers a pulse-pounding psychological tale of survival. . . . [She] masterfully manipulates her characters and the setting, creating a mash-up of popular TV genres: Survivor meets The Walking Dead.”—Bookpage “The TV show Survivor meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in Oliva’s stellar debut. . . . Fueled by brilliantly intimate and insightful writing as well as an endearing and fully realized female lead, this apocalyptic novel draws its power from Zoo’s realizations about society and herself as she struggles to survive long enough to somehow make it back to her home.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The Last One seamlessly melds two of our contemporary obsessions—the threat of global catastrophe and the staged drama of reality TV—into a fiercely imagined tale of the human psyche under stress. This is an uncompromising, thought-provoking debut.”—Justin Cronin “Like The Hunger Games, Alexandra Oliva’s novel is page-turning and deeply unsettling.”—Rosamund Lupton “Tense and gorgeous and so damn clever . . . I loved every second.”—Lauren Beukes From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Alexandra Oliva
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release Book : 2016-07-12
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ISBN-10 : 9781101965092


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'A clever, well-executed, high-concept, high-octane affair. What makes The Last One such a page-turner is Zoo herself: practical, tough-minded and appealing' Guardian She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. TWELVE CONTESTANTS When Zoo agrees to take part in a new reality TV show, In The Dark, she knows that she will be tested to the limits of her endurance. Beating eleven competitors in a series of survival tasks deep in the forest will be the ultimate challenge before she returns home to start a family. A GAME WITH NO END As the contestants are overcome by hunger, injury and psychological breakdown, the mind games to which Zoo is subjected grow dark beyond belief. This isn't what she signed up for: the deserted towns and gruesome props. Is this a game with no end? alone and disoriented, Zoo must summon all her survival skills - and learn new ones as she goes . . . 'Clever in its concept and gripping in its delivery . . . Haunting, moving and remarkable' Karen Joy Fowler 'Taut, tense and at times almost unbearably real' Ruth Ware 'A fiercely imagined tale of the human psyche under stress' Justin Cronin

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Alexandra Oliva
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Book : 2016-07-14
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781405923163


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A standalone novel by the best-selling author of the Blossom Street series traces the reunion of three disparate sisters, one responsible, one rebellious and one free-spirited, who reveal imperfections in their respective lives while mourning their mother's death.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Debbie Macomber
Publisher :
Release Book : 2015
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780553391886


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An everyday suburban family is shattered by the unanticipated consequences of seemingly casual decisions, in a latest work by the Pulitzer-winning author of the best-selling Rise and Shine.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Anna Quindlen
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release Book : 2010
Download Book : 299 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781400065745


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AMENDED ENTRY. Previously announced on ISBN 0140380949 on weekly list 21/96. Michelle and Erin learn a terrible secret, a secret that has been submerged in the murky depths of Lake Wataga for 40 years, that has now returned to watch and to feed

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Author Book : Marty M. Engle
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Release Book : 1996
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0140382917


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Genre Book : Journalists
Author Book : Dion Henderson
Publisher :
Release Book : 1956
Download Book : 252 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105047919217


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While growing up in New York, Marilyn Shimon often visited her uncle in California. She saw his scars, gaped at his "31321" tattoo, and listened to his horrific stories of the Holocaust. However, she could not relate to the suffering he endured or understand the significance of his accounts-until now. In this grisly memoir, Marilyn resurrects Murray Scheinberg's stories of six hellish years in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The Polish Jew was one of the first eight men to enter Auschwitz, as a political prisoner in 1940, and one of the last to escape Dachau. Rejected by a publisher in the 1960s because of its incredible details, this true story, finally available to the public, will shock, horrify, and touch readers. Abraham H. Foxman, national director emeritus at the Anti-Defamation League, says of the book: "First One In, Last One Out: Auschwitz Survivor 31321 is a harrowing tale of endurance, luck, egotism, and morality, one man's story of survival in the face of Nazi brutality and anti-Semitism. Murray Scheinberg's memoir of survival through the Nazi Holocaust symbolizes man's determination to live no matter the odds. But it also represents the degradation of the human spirit imposed on the Jews of Europe by the evil Nazi machine. It is both an uplifting tale and a sorry one about human nature in the face of evil." "A magnificent telling of a moving and heartfelt story." --Ira Hochman, Friendly Visitors Program/Holocaust Survivors "I am moved to tears beyond what I can express. This is an exceptionally incredible story and the author's writing is extremely moving.The story is a testament of life and will teach future generations that good triumphs over evil." --Ruth Baran Gerold, child of Holocaust survivors "The author brilliantly wrote about her uncle's life throughout the Nazi regime. She successfully engages the reader in the emotions and drama of this horrific period.This is a must-read-page turner." --Larry Klass, Retired Veteran-US Army "It is a powerful and compelling story that should be promoted in schools and read by all." --Faye Kilstein, child of Auschwitz survivor

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Genre Book : Holocaust survivors
Author Book : Marilyn Shimon
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Book : 2016
Download Book : 142 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1533305498


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Genre Book : Angels
Author Book : J. M. DeMatteis
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Release Book : 1993
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015053020130


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Genre Book : Angels
Author Book : J. M. DeMatteis
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Release Book : 1993
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ISBN-10 : UOM:39015053020122