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The Book of M

(2018)
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Brad Thor's Summer 2018 Fiction Pick for THE TODAY SHOW!

"Eerie, dark, and compelling, [The Book of M] will not disappoint lovers of The Passage (2010) and Station Eleven (2014)." --Booklist

WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE UP TO REMEMBER?

Set in a dangerous near future world, The Book of M tells the captivating story of a group of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary catastrophe who risk everything to save the ones they love. It is a sweeping debut that illuminates the power that memories have not only on the heart, but on the world itself.

One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man's shadow disappears - an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories.

Ory and his wife Max have escaped the Forgetting so far by hiding in an abandoned hotel deep in the woods. Their new life feels almost normal, until one day Max's shadow disappears too.

Knowing that the more she forgets, the more dangerous she will become to Ory, Max runs away. But Ory refuses to give up the time they have left together. Desperate to find Max before her memory disappears completely, he follows her trail across a perilous, unrecognizable world, braving the threat of roaming bandits, the call to a new war being waged on the ruins of the capital, and the rise of a sinister cult that worships the shadowless.

As they journey, each searches for answers: for Ory, about love, about survival, about hope; and for Max, about a new force growing in the south that may hold the cure.

Like The Passage and Station Eleven, this haunting, thought-provoking, and beautiful novel explores fundamental questions of memory, connection, and what it means to be human in a world turned upside down.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"The Book of M is exciting, imaginative, unique, and beautiful. Shepherd proves herself not just a writer to watch, but a writer to treasure." - Darin Strauss

"I was both disturbed and inspired by Max’s and Ory’s journey through apocalypses large and small. Peng Shepherd has written a prescient, dark fable for the now and for the soon-to-be. The Book of M is our beautiful nightmare shadow." - Paul Tremblay


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-00-822560-5 / 978-0-00-822560-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-06-266960-5 / 978-0-06-266960-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-06-266961-3 / 978-0-06-266961-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-00-822564-8 / 978-0-00-822564-3 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-00-822561-3 / 978-0-00-822561-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-00-824034-5 / 978-0-00-824034-9 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 0-06-285979-X / 978-0-06-285979-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Audio Editions

June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 1-5385-4952-2 / 978-1-5385-4952-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 1-5385-4953-0 / 978-1-5385-4953-7
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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June 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
ISBN: 1-5385-4954-9 / 978-1-5385-4954-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperAudio
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of M
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: HarperVoyager
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June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of M: A Novel
Author(s): Peng Shepherd
Publisher: William Morrow
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