After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. They never returned. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. Now a six-part tv series starring natalie dormer, featuring a foreword by maile meloy, from Amazon Prime*A 50th-anniversary edition of the landmark novel about three “gone girls” that inspired the acclaimed 1975 film, author of Do Not Become Alarmed It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900.
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George saundersa rural working-class new england town elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire in this inspired novel for our times—fiction in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Jennifer Egan. A washington post notable book mark firth is a contractor and home restorer in Howland, Massachusetts, who feels opportunity passing his family by.
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