Author : Alexandra Oliva
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release :2017-08-15
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101966839

"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"--

Author : Alexandra Oliva
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release :2016-07-12
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781101965092

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.

Author : Alexandra Oliva
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release :2016-07-14
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781405923163

'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

Author : Marty M. Engle
Publisher : Frontline Publications
Release :1995-09
Total pages :140
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1567140408

Thirteen-year-old Michelle, her older sister, and a neighbor boy explore a lakeside cavern searching for a monster which some people think is only a hoax.

Author : Jai Anthony-Lewis Husband
Publisher : iUniverse
Release :2001-08-01
Total pages :360
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780595197347

Carter's hand struck out and connected with Lewis' face hard enough to send him reeling backward. Lewis' world spun for a moment. He clutched his face and did everything in his might to prevent the tears he felt welling up in his eyes from pouring out. "Don't you ever talk to me like that again. Don't you ever even attempt to approach me on such a level. Do you understand?! I will eat you alive, son! Josiah Reformation Theological Seminary is poised to be the leading theological institution in this country and you are not going to stand between me and my rightful place as the captain of this ship. So don't cross me, Dr. Stapleton! Or else you will be the first one overboard when I take the helm!"

Author : John D. MacDonald
Publisher : Orion
Release :2014-06-14
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781471911798

When a yacht explodes in the Bahamas, apparently killing six people, Sam Boyleston, an attorney from Texas and the brother of one of the victims, is compelled to investigate the circumstances, as does Raoul Kelly, a newspaper reporter. After the disaster the yacht's burned captain was temporarily marooned on a small island, and soon it becomes apparent that one person is ruthlessly manipulating events. But for Boyleston and Kelly proving guilt appears impossible ... 'A major suspense novel' New York Times

Author : Deborah Sklenar
Publisher : Independently Published
Release :2020-06
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9798650415572

Unexpected things happen when love is in the air. Dealing with relocating to a new town alone and expecting can Sasha do what is right for the events that are happening in her life. As unlikely friendships form between her world and the gypsy world things heat up when Sasha meets the big brother of her gypsy friends. How can one woman face the challenge of finding love and raising not just a newborn but another child that is not hers? Adjusting to a gypsy life as a new mom can Sasha find love and happiness with Jason or will the true father of her child bring her world crashing down. Follow Sasha as she adjusts to a new life and culture while facing challenges that are thrown her way. Is there a happy ever after for Sasha or will the hand she be dealt force her to live without all those she holds dear.

Author : Chrissie Perry
Publisher : Girl Vs the World
Release :2019-10
Total pages :144
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1760502502

Girl vs. the World is a fun, true-to-life series about navigating high school, first crushes, and the ups and downs of adolescence. Hazel's friends are super cool, but she feels like a fraud. She doesn't have her period yet and she's never been kissed, and she's not confident or pretty like her friends are, either! So what should she do about her crush on Leo, who's sweet and funny but in the year above? Maybe it's time to take matters into her own hands ... Refreshingly honest and deliciously heartwarming, this series is perfect for readers aged 10 to 13.

Author : Annette Appollo
Publisher : Harpercollins
Release :1999-12
Total pages :388
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0061097217

Years after graduating from high school in her small Pennsylvania coalmining town, Gia returns home to care for her dying uncle, sparking a reunion with three other friends that forces all of them to come to terms with old conflicts and feelings. A first novel. Reprint.

Author : Susan E. Cleyle,Louise M. McGillis
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release :2005
Total pages :227
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 081085192X

This collection of thought-provoking essays challenges librarians to consider the future of the profession, particularly as it relates to the Web, the library as place, delivering services to the desktop, certification, and the future of professional associations.