Grand Central Publishing

Grand Central Publishing is a division of Hachette Books Group USA. Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) came into existence in 1970 when Warner Communications acquired the Paperback Library, subsequently publishing paperback reprints editions of such bestsellers as Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Umberto Eco's The Name Of The Rose. In 1980, Warner Books launched its hardcover publishing program, and from the beginning enjoyed success with such blockbusters as John Naisbitt's Megatrends, Andrew Greeley's The Cardinal Sins, and Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw's Life Extension.

In the 1990s they continued to add to that impressive list with such landmark bestsellers as Robert James Waller's The Bridges Of Madison Country, James Redfield's The Celestine Prophecy, and Sarah Ban Breathnach's Simple Abundance. More recent bestsellers include Jack Welch's Jack: Straight from the Gut, Tiger Woods' How I Play Golf, Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter's Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and America: The Book, by the writers of the Daily Show, Amy Sedaris' I Like You, and the works of David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, Jane Goodall, Billie Letts, Brad Meltzer, Michael Moore, Nicholas Sparks, Lolly Winston, and Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Today Grand Central Publishing reaches a diverse audience through hardcover, trade paperback and mass market imprints that cater to every kind of reader: 5-Spot, contemporary trade paperbacks for women with attitude to spare; Springboard Press, whose books offer a launch point for reinvention, renewal, and reflection for people in midlife; Twelve, a highly selective list of fiction and non-fiction focusing on only one book a month; Business Plus, giving voice to innovative leaders and thinkers in the business world; Forever, publishing every kind of romance for every kind of romantic; and Wellness Central, focusing in the areas of health, fitness and self-help.

Introducing selected titles:

9780446581080_154X233Free Food For Millionaires by Min Jin Lee published by Grand Central Publishing in 2008. In this book Min Jin Lee intensifies her drama using as a backdrop the tightly knit social world of Korean immigrants. This novel is entertaining and exciting. Lee effortlessly captures the range of characters, ties that bind them. She writes about love, hate, betray, and forgiveness. This is an expansive story sensitive to the nuances of class & race. Lee explores the crisis of immigrants' children & opens to readers the secret world of Korean America.
Min Jin Lee awarded the the Wright Prize for Nonfiction and the Veech Prize for Fiction at Yale College. She has received the NYFA Fellowship for Fiction, the Peden Prize from The Missouri Review for Best Story, and Narrative Prize for new and emerging writers.

9780446509206_154x233 Scream For Me by Karen Rose published by Grand Central Publishing in 2008. Karen Rose is an award-winning author who fell in love with books from time when she leaned to read. A former chemical engineer and school teacher Karen lives i FLA with her family. She loves cats and karate.
Scream For Me is a thriller about a detective coming face-to-face with a murderer. This is the story about a special agent Daniel Vartanian who has sworn to find the culprit of crimes that mimic a disturbing thirteen-year-old murder. As more bodies are discovered, Daniel will be racing not only to discover the identity of macabre criminal, but also to save the life of the woman he has begun to love...

9780446195973_154X233Whole Truth by David Baldacci - #1 New York Times bestselling author - published by the Grand Central Publishing in 2008.
Nicolas Creel heads up the world's largest defense contractor, The Ares Corporation. Dick Pender is the man Creel retains to "perception manage" his company to even more riches by manipulating international conflicts. Shaw, a man with unique past, doing the bidding of a secret multinational intelligence agency.
This is a terrifying thriller with turns and twists, unique characters and drama...
David Baldacci is the author of fourteen previous consecutive New York Times bestsellers. His books published in over 40 languages in more than 80 countries, and with over 65 million copies in print. He is one of the world's favorite storyteller. He's also co-founder of Wish You Well foundation...

The Tall Tales and Wedding Veils by Jane Graves published by Grand Central Publishing in 2008. Jane Graves wrote a delightful and funny story, a blending romance with many fascinating characters. Her writing is witty, her characters make you smile. Jane Graves is a great storyteller. She is an author of the Hot Wheels and High Hills...
The Pitch Black by Susan Crandall published by Grand Central Publishing in 2008. It is a psychological drama, fantastic contemporary romance with fictitious characters and events. The Pitch Black is a full of complex and twists story. This is one book about domestic violence and autism...

9780446402385_154X233 The Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith first published by Hachette Book Group USA in 2008.
Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge in 2001 7 lives in London. Child 44 is his 1st novel. This title is a work of fiction. Places, characters, names, & actions are the product of the Tom's imagination. Any resemblance to actual events or people is coincidental.
Tom writes about love & family, resilience & hope, about a paranoid world where no one can be trusted...
Stalin's Soviet Union strives to be a paradise. But in this society, millions live in fears & misery.
A war hero with a beautiful wife, Leo lives in a luxury in Moscow. But one day he has arrested & interrogated. Leo finds himself demoted & denounced by his enemies. Every belief he's ever held shattered. the only way to save his life & lives of his family is to uncover the truth...
This is a unique & fascinating thriller, a story unlike any you have ever read. This is a story about Stalin's Soviet Union, where the mere suspicion of ideological disloyalty sends millions of Innocent people into the Gulags. And no MGB officer is more idealistic, courageous, conscientious than Leo Demidov...


The Quickie by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge first published by Grand Central Publishing in 2008. This Grand Central Publishing edition is published by arrangement with Little, Brown and Company.
Full of turns & twists, this great thriller will keep your attention till you will reach the explosive & "jaw-dropping" end...
James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer, with over 110 million copies of his books in print worldwide...

baldacciSimple Genius by David Baldacci first published in 2007 by Grand Central Publishing.
The events & characters is this book are fictitious, the most of events & characters in this title are totally imaginary.
This book is exciting, fun & the strong suspense.
The Simple Genius David Baldacci devoted to his "dear friend Maureen Eden."
David Baldacci is the author of 13 consecutive New York Times & worldwide bestsellers. His books published in over 40 languages in more than 80 countries. D. Baldacci is one of the world famous authors. He is a resident in Virginia.

The Shooting War by Anthony Lappe & Dan Goldman first published by Grand Central Publishing in 2007. The Shooting War is sharp, timely & relevant book. This title is a political satire & light-handed at the same time.
Anthony Lappe is executive editor of GNN.tv, the Web site to the Guerrilla News Network. He has written for more than 20 media outlets, including Details, New York magazine, the New York Times, etc.
Dan Goldman is the writer/artist of the surreal Craigslist romance "KELLY" & co-author of the political graphic novel Everyman: Be the People... He lives in New York City.
the lucky one

Do you believe in a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes. He's found a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. Bestselling author Nicholas Sparks in his new book The Lucky One tells the story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life. He has wrote a story about a man who possessed the photograph of the woman and found the woman pictured in it. It is a wonderful romantic love story of the great storyteller, his 14th book.



Fixing HellFixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib by Col. (Ret.) Larry C. James, Ph.D with Gregory A. Freeman published by Grand Central in 2008.
This story told by the soldier sent by the Army to restore order and ensure that the abuses that took place there never happen again. In April 2004, the world was shocked by the brutal picture of dog attacks, beatings, sex acts, and the torture of prisoners held at Abu Ghraib Iraq. The world began to learn about the extent of the horror that happened there, the U.S. Army dispatched Colonel Larry Jame to Abu Ghraib wit an overwhelming assignment: to dissect this catastrophe, fix it and prevent it from being repeated...
Fixing Hell shows an essential perspective on Abu Ghraib that we've never seen before. Larry C. James was awarded a Bronze Star for distinguished service in Iraq. He is the Chair of the Psychology Department at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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