Alibris – Best Selling Fiction Books!
With summer now upon us and the weather looking up, now’s a great time to laze about in the sun and catch up on a few good books! Below, we’ve listed some of Alibris‘ best selling books – all with international shipping and unbeatable prices!
1 – All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr’s best selling All The Light We Cannot See is a stunningly ambitious, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose fates collide as both try to survive in occupied France during the devastation of World War II.
Marie Laure has been blind since the age of six, and her loving father builds her a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so that she can memorise it by touch and navigate her way home. When the Nazis invade however, father and daughter are forced to flee, together bearing a dangerous secret.
WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Meanwhile, a German orphan, Werner, is destined for a life of desperate toil and grind down the very same mine that claimed his father’s life – that is, until he discovers a knack for engineering and a whole new world of possibilities begin to emerge. His impressive talent eventually leads to a place at a brutal military academy, yet his way out of obscurity is built upon significant suffering…
At the same time an old man, far away in a walled city by the sea, discovers new worlds without ever setting foot outside of his home. Yet, despite his beautiful discovery, impending doom approaches!
The highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr has created in All The Light We Cannot See, a captivating, and devastating elegy for innocence. Available via Alibris here (with international shipping options), used book copies are currently available for less than $2, and new copies – under $10!
2 – The Great Gatsby
Ah, who can forget The Great Gatsby! If you have ever studied English literature whilst undergoing higher education or whether you have simply been reading for fun, this book is sure to have popped up at least once during your literary explorations!
Very rare is it indeed, to find such a brilliantly written, humorous yet poignant social commentary – a story thick with superficial hedonism, illusion, fleeting, temporal pleasures and excessive wealth – yet, a tale wrought through with a deep and tragic social commentary about post-war America and the failures of a society so all-consumed and obsessed by the perceived importance of status and wealth.
Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age but as the writer Nick Carraway is gradually let into Jay’s world, he begins to question what Jay’s true motivations and desires really are…
The enigmatic Jay Gatsby lives a life of hedonistic excess, lavish parties and a life filled with superficial sparkle and glamour, yet Nick begins to realise that Jay is hiding a secret… a silent longing and a desire that can never be fulfilled.
Thick with mystery and enigma, hedonism and a subtle-yet-deep social commentary on the failings of post-war American culture, The Great Gatsby is available from Alibris here. Book copies currently range from less than $2 used, and brand new copies for under $10!
3 – The Shack
An international bestseller with 18 million copies sold worldwide, The Shack is a fascinating, gripping story of one man’s struggle to find answers to his incessant suffering.
Missy, Mack’s youngest daughter, was tragically abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she has been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack, deep in the Oregon wilderness.
Four years later, and still trapped in his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God himself, inviting him back to that God-forsaken shack…
“This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan’s
Pilgrim’s Progress did for his. It’s that good!” – Eugene Peterson
Against his better judgement, Mack arrives at the abandoned shack on a cold, wintry afternoon. What he finds there will change his life forever.
Mack’s experiences when he is forced to face up to his darkest nightmares will astound you, and perhaps even transform you as much as it did him.
The Shack wrestles with the timeless question: ‘Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?’
With over 18 million copies sold worldwide, this thought-provoking, best selling book is now also available via Alibris here (and with international shipping options). Used book copies are currently available for less than $2, and brand new copies – under $10!
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