A near-future science fiction story from AMOR TOWLES! When Sam's wife first tells him about Vitek, a twenty-first-century fertility lab, he sees it as the natural next step in trying to help their future child get a "leg up" in a competitive world. But the more Sam considers the lives that his child could lead, the more he begins to question his own relationships and the choices he has made in his life.
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Mr. Towles's novel, A Gentleman in Moscow was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year in hardcover and was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. The book has been translated into over thirty-five languages including Russian. In the summer of 2017, the novel was optioned by the British director Tom Harper to be made into a 16-hour miniseries starring Kenneth Branagh. He lives in Manhattan.
Stork’s On the Hook is a superbly crafted contemporary drama with intense situations, violent confrontations and believable reticence to act that spin Hector, our HS sophomore chess wiz protagonist, into an almost debilitating lust for revenge after tragedy strikes , then throws the story into an unexpected plot twist. A simple, but weighty question - “Do you have anyone you don’t want to disappoint?” stirs the dynamic “balance” and upends the tension as the heart-pounding climax races to a satisfying end. Give this stunner to fans of Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds and Matt Mendez. - Reviewed by Maureen