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Now a major motion picture! During a restless summer on the Italian Riviera, a powerful romance blooms between seventeen-year-old Elio and his father's house guest, Oliver. Unrelenting currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire threaten to overwhelm the lovers who at first feign indifference to the charge between them. What grows from the depths of their souls is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration, and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing they both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.
Goodread's Romance Book of the Year, 2018A Washington Post Book of the Year, 2018An AmazonBook of the Year, 2018Cosmopolitan's 33 Books to Get Excited About in 2018Elle Best Summer Reads 2018__________ A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there's not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.It's high time for Stella Lane to settle down and find a husband - or so her mother tells her. This is no easy task for a wealthy, successful woman like Stella, who also happens to have Asperger's. Analyzing data is easy; handling the awkwardness of one-on-one dates is hard. To overcome her lack of dating experience, Stella decides to hire a male escort to teach her how to be a good girlfriend.Faced with mounting bills, Michael decides to use his good looks and charm to make extra cash on the side. He has a very firm no repeat customer policy, but he's tempted to bend that rule when Stella approaches him with an unconventional proposal.The more time they spend together, the harder Michael falls for this disarming woman with a beautiful mind, and Stella discovers that love defies logic.Heart-tugging, sexy and utterly joyful - The Kiss Quotient is a book for anyone who has been in love, or in lust...
***SOON TO BE A MAJOR HOLLYWOOD FILM DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN***WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION 'Reads like a thriller, gripping and terrifying' Sunday TimesPhysicist and polymath, as familiar with Hindu scriptures as he was with quantum mechanics, J. Robert Oppenheimer - director of the Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb - was the most famous scientist of his generation. In their meticulous and riveting biography, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin reveal a brilliant, ambitious, complex and flawed man, profoundly involved with some of the momentous events of the twentieth century.
'There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.' Hannah Gadsby, NanetteHannah Gadsby's unique stand-up special Nanette was a viral success that left audiences captivated by her blistering honesty and her ability to create both tension and laughter in a single moment. But while her worldwide fame might have looked like an overnight sensation, her path from open mic to the global stage was hard-fought and anything but linear. Ten Steps to Nanette traces Gadsby's growth as a queer person from Tasmania - where homosexuality was illegal until 1997 - to her ever-evolving relationship with comedy, to her struggle with late-in-life diagnoses of autism and ADHD, and finally to the backbone of Nanette - the renouncement of self-deprecation, the rejection of misogyny and the moral significance of truth-telling. Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, Ten Steps to Nanette continues Gadsby's tradition of confounding expectations and norms, properly introducing us to one of the most explosive, formative voices of our time.
This step-by-step guide to achieving happiness is the most significant book of its kind since Daniel Goleman's runaway bestseller, Emotional Intelligence. 'A remarkable book. It is hard to imagine a more convincing guide to that elusive thing: happiness' Pankaj Mishra.
A book to change minds and lives. Already a perennial New York Times bestseller, Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference.
'Vital reading. This is the book on artificial intelligence we need right now.' Mike Krieger, cofounder of InstagramArtificial intelligence is rapidly dominating every aspect of our modern lives influencing the news we consume, whether we get a mortgage, and even which friends wish us happy birthday. But as algorithms make ever more decisions on our behalf, how do we ensure they do what we want? And fairly?This conundrum - dubbed 'The Alignment Problem' by experts - is the subject of this timely and important book. From the AI program which cheats at computer games to the sexist algorithm behind Google Translate, bestselling author Brian Christian explains how, as AI develops, we rapidly approach a collision between artificial intelligence and ethics. If we stand by, we face a future with unregulated algorithms that propagate our biases - and worse - violate our most sacred values. Urgent and fascinating, this is an accessible primer to the most important issue facing AI researchers today.
Is the Internet making us stupid? In this new book, as incendiary as it is important, Nicholas Carr argues that the Internet is changing dramatically how we think, remember and interact.
A provocative and shocking look at how western society is misunderstanding and mistreating mental illness.
The XX Brain explains how hormonal changes makes a woman's brain especially vulnerable to dementia, and shows how this risk can be reduced by preventive medicine and lifestyle modifications designed specifically for women.
A provocative and entertaining exploration of the country that Britons love to hate by one of our most respected journalists.
'One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very long time.' Nick Hornby
This instant Sunday Times bestseller tells the story of two fighter pilots, an American and a German, whose remarkable encounter during the Second World War became the stuff of legend
A complete guide to a healthy and active life with MS on the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Program, with chapters from a team of international experts and personal stories from around the world.
A compelling exploration of generational divides informed by exclusive studies from around the world.
Overthinking, ruminating, worrying: New Zealand bestselling author Gwendoline Smith explains this common form of anxiety and offers helpful advice for overcoming it.
The debut novel from a rising literary star: a funny, sexy, sensual examination of two young men falling in and out of love.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner's journey into the heart of the Third Reich.
A ground-breaking big-ideas book exploring failure in business, government, and life - from the winners of the 2015 Financial Times/McKinsey Bracken-Bower prize.
From the bestselling authority on connecting children with nature, a one-of-a-kind guide full of practical ideas, advice, and inspiration for creating a nature-rich life.
'After two and a half millennia, it's rare to come across a genuinely new idea on the nature of morality, but in this book Josh Greene advances not one but several... Moral Tribes is a landmark in our understanding of morality and the moral sense.' Steven Pinker
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE GALAXY BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 'AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
Leading clinical psychologist Lisa Damour identifies the seven key phases marking the journey from girlhood to womanhood, and offers practical advice for those raising teenage girls.
Bestselling novelist Michel Houellebecq, and bestselling philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy ('BHL'), are two of the most celebrated and controversial intellectual figures in France today. In Public Enemies they clash head on in an awe-inspiring, hilarious and revealing battle of the literary titans.
The sequel to the global bestseller The Courage To Be Disliked, the Japanese phenomenon in applying twentieth-century psychology to contemporary dilemmas continues with life-changing advice on finding happiness.
From the award-winning author of The Feral Detective and Motherless Brooklyn comes an utterly original postapocalyptic yarn about two siblings, the man that came between them, and a nuclear-powered super car.
A compelling and timely inside account of the recent crisis in Burma and its troubled journey from dictatorship to democracy.