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The Midnight Library
The New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year “A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits.”—The Washington Post The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
More books by Matt Haig
1. A Mouse Called Miika
Ratatouille meets Roald Dahl in the funny and fantastical story of a determined mouse on a mission to procure the world’s tastiest cheese. From the author of A Boy Called Christmas–coming soon to Netflix! When Nikolas left the only home he had ever known, it was a mouse named Miika who kept him company, and it was Miika who accompanied him on his journey to the Far North, in search of his father. But before the events of A Boy Called Christmas, this little mouse was the hero of his own story. A Mouse Called Miika is an epic adventure story on a miniature scale. It’s a tale of mice and men (and more mice). It is about one independent mouse who gets fed up with the other mice, and sets out on a quest of his own to prove that cheese exists, and learns to appreciate other creatures. It is also a tale of great love (of cheese) and great danger. And learning the lesson that, with cheese, as with life, what matters most is not how strongly you smell, but how strong you are on the inside. Funny, cheeky, wise, and packed full of Matt Haig’s signature warmth. This is set to become a year-round children’s favorite.
2. The Comfort Book
An instant New York Times Bestseller! The new uplifting book from Matt Haig, the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library, for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of a little encouragement. “It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting life lessons are learnt while we are at our lowest. But then we never think about food more than when we are hungry and we never think about life rafts more than when we are thrown overboard.” THE COMFORT BOOK is Haig’s life raft: it’s a collection of notes, lists, and stories written over a span of several years that originally served as gentle reminders to Haig’s future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem. Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence.
3. Evie in the Jungle
A TRULY WILD ADVENTURE! Twelve-year-old Evie has a talent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking and she can TALK to them with her mind. When Evie goes on a trip to the Amazon rainforest, her powers are put to the test. She makes friends with pink river dolphins, must save an injured sloth, and discovers the secret life of a jaguar. Soon she sees that the jungle is in serious and deadly danger, and comes up with a rather risky plan to help save it . . . A brilliant new story from bestselling author Matt Haig, featuring Evie from Evie and the Animals and with illustrations by the award-winning Emily Gravett.
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5. Evie and the Animals
WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK. Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking. She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes. Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.
6. Notes on a Nervous Planet
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library. The world is messing with our minds. What if there was something we could do about it? Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your precious time on earth.
7. Father Christmas and Me
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS—SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Let the battle for Christmas begin . . . It isn’t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, elf school can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day—even in July—and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also, it can get very, very cold. When a very jealous Easter Bunny and his Rabbit Army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it’s too late . . .
8. The Truth Pixie
From number one bestselling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story, brilliantly illustrated throughout by Chris Mould Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true. A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight younger readers – with words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.
9. The Possession of Mr Cave
FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Terence Cave, owner of Cave Antiques, has already experienced the tragedies of his mother’s suicide and his wife’s murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. His remaining child, Bryony, has always been the family’s golden girl and Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to protect her from the world’s malign forces, whatever that may take. But as he starts to follow his grieving daughter’s movements and enforce a draconian set of rules, his love for Bryony becomes a possessive force that leads to destruction.
10. How to Stop Time
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library. “A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations….A delightfully witty…poignant novel.” —The Washington Post “She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going… I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.” Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history–performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society’s watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can’t have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages—and for the ages—about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
11. The Last Family in England
FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.
12. The Girl Who Saved Christmas
“If somewhere in the afterlife Roald Dahl met Charles Dickens and they cooked up a new Christmas tale, it couldn’t have much on this fleet, verbally rambunctious, heart-stealing follow-up to A Boy Called Christmas.”—The New York Times Amelia Wishart was the first child ever to receive a Christmas present. It was her Christmas spirit that gave Santa the extra boost of magic he needed to make his first trip around the world. But now Amelia is in trouble. When her mother falls ill, she is sent to the workhouse to toil under cruel Mr. Creeper. For a whole year, Amelia scrubs the floors and eats watery gruel, without a whiff of kindness to keep her going. It’s not long before her hope begins to drain away. Meanwhile, up at the North Pole, magic levels dip dangerously low as Christmas approaches, and Santa knows that something is gravely wrong. With the help of his trusty reindeer, a curious cat, and Charles Dickens, he sets out to find Amelia, the only girl who might be able to save Christmas. But first Amelia must learn to believe again. . . . “Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.” —Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book “With a little bit of naughty and a lot of nice, this Christmastime yarn is a veritable sugarplum.” —Kirkus Reviews
13. A Boy Called Christmas
Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. . . . Lemony Snicket meets Klaus in this warmhearted Christmas caper. Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things—if only he can reach his father before it’s too late. . . . Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould. “Irresistibly readable. Destined to become a Christmas and anytime-before-or-after-Christmas classic!” –Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library “The definitive (and funny) history of ho, ho, ho! My children loved it.” —Yann Martel, bestselling author of Life of Pi “The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades.” —Stephen Fry “Humorous and heartfelt, A Boy Called Christmas will grow your heart three sizes and make you believe in magic.” –Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump “Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.”—Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book
14. Reasons to Stay Alive
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library. “Destined to become a modern classic.” —Entertainment Weekly WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? At the age of 24, Matt Haig’s world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. “I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven’t been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free.”
15. Echo Boy
Audreyâe(tm)s father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble humans and to work for human masters. Daniel is an echo âe” but heâe(tm)s not like the others. He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Daniel knows he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in terrible danger, heâe(tm)s determined to save her. ECHO BOY is a powerful story about love, loss and what makes us truly human.
16. The Humans
Regarding humans unfavorably upon arriving on Earth, a reluctant extraterrestrial assumes the identity of a Cambridge mathematician before realizing that there’s more to the human race than he suspected.
17. To Be a Cat
Twelve-year-old Barney Willow gets his wish to be a cat but soon discovers that not all felines are cute and cuddly–some are downright evil–and his life is in grave danger, but his missing father may be able to help.
|by: Susan Cooper, Joseph Delaney, Berlie Doherty, Jamila Gavin, Matt Haig, Robin Jarvis, Derek L, y, Sam Llewellyn, Mal Peet, Philip Reeve, Eleanor Updale
Release date: Oct 21, 2011
Number of Pages: 336
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Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you eleven ghost stories: from a ghost walk around York; to a drowned boy, who’s determined to find someone to play with; to a lost child trapped in a mirror, ready to pull you in; to devilish creatures, waiting with bated breath for their next young victim; to an ancient woodland reawakened. Some will make you scream, some will make you shiver, but all will haunt you gently long after you’ve put the book down.
19. The Radleys
Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family’s vampire nature until their daughter’s oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.
20. Brand Failures
What do Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, IBM, Microsoft and Virgin all have in common? Yes, they are all global giants, but what they are less recognized for are the many branded products they have launched which bombed spectacularly – and at great cost. Brand Failures takes a riveting look at how such disasters occur. This new edition of Matt Haig’s best-selling book, provides the inside-story of 100 major brand blunders that make for jaw-dropping reading. Brand Failures explores the brands that have set sail with the help of multi-million dollar advertising campaigns only to sink without a trace. From acknowledged brand mistakes made by successful blue-chip companies to some lesser know but hilarious bomb-shells, it reveals what went wrong in every case and provides a valuable checklist of lessons learnt for each. A tour of this fascinating hall of failure will alert you to potential dangers and show you how to ensure a long, healthy life for your brand.
21. Brand Success
Brand success equals business success. To achieve this goal, Haig applies a range of criteria including financial success, longevity, technological advancement, new product development, work place revolution and mass communication. The result is a comprehensive, illuminating collection.
22. The Runaway Troll
FANTASY & MAGICAL REALISM. Samuel’s not allowed to enter Shadow Forest. But what’s to stop the forest from coming to him? There’s one thing every troll child dreads more than anything – and that’s being sent to the Betterer. The Betterer is the most evil troll in Shadow Forest who loves to punish his fellow trolls for their grubby and stupid habits in lots of horrible ways. When one troll boy escapes the forest to be with his favourite human, Samuel Blink, the Betterer is not very happy. Until he realizes that the most useful thing to have in his Bettering Tower would be a real life human child. So he places his Bettering Branch and Gripgrass Juice in his pockets and sets out on a quest into the human world beyond the forest to kidnap Samuel and the troll friend he’s been hiding in his wardrobe.Ages 9+.
23. The Possession of Mr. Cave
A “chilling, riveting, heartbreaking” (The New York Times Book Review) novel of parental turmoil, from Matt Haig, the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library and How to Stop Time. Terence Cave, owner of Cave Antiques, has already experienced the dual tragedies of his mother’s suicide and his wife’s murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. His remaining child, Bryony, has always been the family’s golden girl and Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to “protect” her from the world’s dark forces. But as he starts to follow his grieving daughter’s movements and enforce a draconian set of rules, his love for Bryony becomes a possessive force that leads to destruction. The Possession of Mr. Cave is a chilling investigation into the relationship between adults and teenagers — and a captivating, tautly paced story that chronicles one man’s descent into madness.
24. The Labrador Pact
The story of a family in crisis and the loyal dog that holds them together, from the author of How To Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive. “Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.” —Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods Meet Prince, the canine narrator of this tragi-comic tale of family life. As with all Labradors, he has devoted his entire existence to preserving the happiness and security of his human masters. Not that his human masters realise this, of course. After all, when the Hunter family rescued him, they had no idea that they were the ones who were really being saved. But as events unfold Prince realises he’s got his work cut out. The trouble is that while he has no problem in remembering his duty, the Hunters themselves seem to have greater difficulty remembering theirs. Of particular concern is Adam Hunter, who forgets his responsibilities as a father and husband when he becomes sexually attracted to a young and flirtatious aromatherapist. Then there’s Kate, Adam’s wife. As Prince watches her increasingly neurotic behaviour he detects something is wrong and decides to sniff out the source of the trouble. What he eventually discovers is a treacherous secret that could tear Adam, Kate, and their two children apart. The Labrador Pact explores the hidden dangers of family life from the perspective of the only family member who gets to see everything – the knee-high, four-legged observer in the corner of the room. Through Prince’s eyes (and nose) we come to realise the secrets which hold families together and which, once dug up, can lead to their destruction.
25. Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest
Funny and captivating fantasy from rising star Matt Haig! Samuel and Martha’s new life with their Aunt Eda in Norway is filled with rules, but most important is rule number nine: NEVER ‘UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES’ GO INTO THE FOREST. Sure their Uncle Henrik disappeared in the forest ten years ago, but it can’t be the forest’s fault-can it? Samuel is skeptical until he finds an unusual book, The Creatures of Shadow Forest, which describes the fantastic and sinister creatures supposedly living there. Could Aunt Eda be right? Samuel discovers the truth about the forest’s dangerous secrets when Martha becomes lost in the forest, and it’s up to him to save her.
26. The Dead Fathers Club
Introduced to the Dead Fathers Club of murdered men by the ghost of his late father, eleven-year-old Philip Noble learns that his uncle, who has designs on Philip’s mother, murdered Philip’s father in order to get his hands on the family pub.
27. Shadow Forest
Samuel Blink is the hero of this story, but he doesn’t know it yet. Right now, he and his sister Martha are in the back of his parents car. He has no idea a giant log is about to fall from the sky and change his life forever.
28. Brand Royalty
More than simply a comprehensive collection of brand success stories, this text will also help businesses and students to easily identify the factors behind these successes, and to place them into a broader business and social context.
29. How Come You Don’t Have an E-strategy?
While taking account of the more cautious e-business climate, Matt Haig challenges his readers with his contention that a well thought-out e-strategy is no longer a luxury but a necessity. In this guide he puts the emphasis on cost-effectiveness and aims to give realistic advice that is relevant to both small and large businesses. The work takes the reader through the key stages in developing a plan for using the Internet for competitive advantage and growth based on the company’s goals, objectives, competitive environment and culture. Taking a global perspective, this guide not only shows businesses how to attract global online audiences but also includes lots of real-life global case studies and opinion.
30. Mobile Marketing
Mobile marketing [using SMS – the short messaging service to send text messages via mobile phones] is emerging as a direct and powerful way to communicate with customers. This is the first book devoted exclusively to exploring the potential of this new medium.
31. The B2B E-commerce Handbook
The rapid development of B2B e-marketing shows that the internet is not just a new place to do business, but constitutes a whole new method and model for commerce. This text explains how almost any online company can successfully incorporate a business-to-business component.
32. The E-marketing Handbook
A comprehensive guide that seeks to demystify the entire subject of e-marketing and explores how to create an e-marketing plan. Matt Haig demonstrates how to apply the traditional four Ps of marketing – product, price, place and promotion – and looks at the pros and cons of cybermarketing versus bricks and mortar marketing. There is lots of advice on Web-based research, designing a user-friendly site, building an e-brand identity, creating customer loyalty online, and more.
33. The Internet Job Search Handbook
This practical job search handbook gives you the how to of Internet research, including sample e-CVs, action plans, the covering e-mail, tips for networking online, plus a directory of over 100 specific job-hunting and recruitment sites.
34. E-mail Essentials
A guide that shows how to : understand how email works; write effective business messages; prevent viruses; develop an email policy; send secure messages; create online newsletters and discussion groups; build your emailing list; use email to promote your business; manage your email system and reduce email overload.
A study of the theory and practice of public relations on the Internet. It offers comprehensive advice on every aspect from understanding the difference between real world and virtual publics to PR tricks and techniques that attract new customers and keep the old ones coming back. It features well-known cases and quotes from the founders of successful Web sites.
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