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Markus Zusak (born 23 June 1975) is an Australian writer with Austrian and German roots. He is best known for The Book Thief and The Messenger (US title: I Am the Messenger), two novels which became international bestsellers. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2014. Early life and career Zusak was born in Sydney, Australia. His mother Lisa is originally from Germany and his father Helmut is from Austria. They emigrated to Australia in the late 1950s. Markus is the youngest of four children and has two sisters and one brother. He attended Engadine High School and briefly returned there to teach English while writing. He studied English and history at the University of New South Wales, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education. Zusak is the author of six books. His first three books, The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, and When Dogs Cry, released between 1999 and 2001, were all published internationally. The Messenger, published in 2002, won the 2003 CBC Book of the Year Award (Older Readers) and the 2003 NSW Premier's Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize) in Australia and was a runner-up for the Printz Award in America. The Book Thief was published in 2005 and has since been translated into more than 40 languages. The Book Thief was adapted as a film of the same name in 2013. In 2014, Zusak delivered a Ted Talk, called 'The Failurist' at the Sydney Opera House. It focused on his drafting process and journey to success through writing The Book Thief.The Messenger (I Am the Messenger in the United States) was published in 2002 and was one of Zusak's first novels. This novel has won awards such as the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards: Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature.In March 2016 Zusak talked about his then unfinished novel Bridge of Clay. He stated that the book was 90% finished but that, "... I’m a completely different person than the person who wrote The Book Thief. And this is also the scary thing—I’m a different person to the one who started Bridge of Clay eight, nine years ago ... I’ve got to get it done this year, or else I’ll probably finally have to set it aside." Works The Underdog (1999) Fighting Ruben Wolfe (2000), sequel to The Underdog When Dogs Cry (2001), a.k.a. Getting the Girl; sequel to Fighting Ruben Wolfe The Messenger (2002); US title: I Am the Messenger The Book Thief (2005) Bridge of Clay (2018), Pan Macmillan AustraliaAwards In 2014, Zusak won the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association (ALA), which annually recognises an author and "a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature".In 2006, Zusak was also the recipient of the Sydney Morning Herald's Young Australian Novelist of the Year Award. The Book Thief 2006: Kathleen Mitchell Award 2006 (literature) 2006: National Jewish Book Award (Children's and Young Adult Literature) 2007: Michael L. Printz Award runner-up (Honor Book) from the US Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2008: Ena Noel Award – the IBBY Australia Ena Noël Encouragement Award for Children's Literature 2009: Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis The Messenger (US title: I Am The Messenger) 2003: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature 2003: Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award 2005: Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year-Children 2006: Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book 2006: Printz Award Honor Book 2007: Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis When Dogs Cry / Getting the Girl 2002: Honour Book, CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers Fighting Ruben Wolfe 2001: Honour Book, CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's LiteratureReferences . Discover the Markus Zusak popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Markus Zusak books.

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Dragon's Breath

Michael GordonJuly 8, 2019Get

What happens when a Dragon doesn't brush his teeth?  Well...We all heard about the ''dragon's breath''. That's why learning proper dental care is really important for a little boy and h...

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Girl, Alone (An Ella Dark FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1)

Blake PierceDecember 16, 2020Get

FBI Agent Ella Dark has studied serial killers from the time she could read, devastated by the murder of her own sister. With her photographic memory, she has obtained an encyclopedic knowle...

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So Wrong It's Right

Julie JohnsonNovember 2, 2018Get

Shelby Hunt has the perfect life, married to the perfect man. At least, that’s what anyone would think, looking at her. They couldn’t possibly know about the past five years of lonely ni...

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The Girl Outside: A Shocking and Gripping Psychological Thriller

James CaineJune 22, 2022Get

Her daughter has a dark secret. One that will turn their perfect small town upside down.  Now she's missing. Mandy Knox can't shake the gut wrenching feeling that something sinister hap...

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Persuasion

Jane AustenJune 16, 2020Get

Persuasion was published in 1817, six months after Jane Austen’s death, and is the last novel she completed in full. The novel tells the story of Anne Elliot, now in her late 20s, the daug...

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Romancing His Rival

Poppy St JamesAugust 16, 2021Get

Two enemies. One wedding. The plan was simple . . . until they started to fall for each other.  Noah and Olivia are total opposites. She’s buttoned up and proper, focused en...

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Today I Am Mad

Michael GordonSeptember 7, 2020Get

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Right Time

Lexy TimmsFebruary 11, 2022Get

Don't rush on anything.  If the time is right, it will happen. Rae I've always known I was meant to get out of the dead-end side of town where I was born. Trevor is my plan. He's from t...

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The Art of War

Sun TzuOctober 4, 2010Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. It’s believed that Sun Tzu wrote this Chinese military primer during the 5th century BC-hundreds of years before the Bible. The book’s 13 chapters explore...

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The Boss

Lexy TimmsJuly 23, 2015Get

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lexy Timms, comes a billionaire romance that'll crank up the heat and have you falling in love all over again. Jamie Connors has given up on finding a man....

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The Lost Siren

Raven StormMay 16, 2022Get

A human female born into a breeding manor never has a choice…I am a slave, but at least I am alive. When the man with wings and scales gave me a second choice—I took it. I'll do what I m...

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The School of Starting Over

Lisa SwiftMarch 11, 2020Get

‘this was a delight to read …I just can’t recommend it enough. The best romance book I’ve read this year .’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Books and Bookends Nell’s going back to school… but ...

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A Match for the Marine

Jess MastorakosMarch 31, 2021Get

Matchmaker Rule #1: Never fall in love with the client. After working my way to the top, I'm in the running to become the CEO of Southern California's premier matchmaking service. All I have...

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Scraps of Paper

Kathryn Meyer GriffithSeptember 13, 2014Get

Abigail Sutton's beloved husband walks out one night, doesn't return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It's made her sympathetic to the missing and their fami...

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Love Me Like a Love Song

Annmarie BoyleNovember 9, 2020Get

She used to be on top of the music world. He's desperate to get there. Unable to compose since the death of her rock star husband, Grammy award-winning songwriter, Grace O'Connor is terrifie...

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Apple Watch User Guide

Apple Inc.September 16, 2021Get

Here’s everything you need to know about Apple Watch and the Apple Watch app on iPhone, straight from Apple. This definitive guide helps you get started using Apple Watch with watchOS 8 an...

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Persuasion

Jane AustenDecember 31, 1817Get

A woman of no importance, she manoeuvres in her restricted circumstances as her long-time love Captain Wentworth did in the wars. Even though she is nearly thirty, well past the sell-by bloo...

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Secrets and Scandals

Piper GlendaleMay 5, 2022Get

Emily Delaney, a reporter for one of Hollywood’s hottest gossip magazines, has her world turned upside down when her former journalism mentor dies, and she is called back to the hometown s...

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Bred By The Boss #1: Alyssa

Arwen RichJuly 3, 2018Get

Alyssa is untouched by any man – until her hot, demanding boss Mr. Ramirez comes into her life. Her fantasy comes true when he has his way with her, rough and unprotected. But as a result,...

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Gambler

Lexy TimmsMarch 17, 2020Get

Moonrise Key. Playground of the rich and famous . As the owner of a successful security firm, Jack Landry has a reputation for being ruthless and coldly efficient. He's never backed dow...

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Falling for Prince Charming: A Feel-Good Romantic Comedy

Sophie-Leigh RobbinsSeptember 7, 2021Get

Falling for your best friend's brother is tricky… unless you're keeping it a secret. Elle I never thought I'd be serving hotdogs dressed as an actual hotdog at the local amusement park. No...

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Her Dream Cowboy

Laura AnnMay 9, 2022Get

She's fulfilling her mother's dying dream, he's leaving his legacy behind... When their paths cross, can they find love despite going in different directions? Scarlett Dylan was raised in th...

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My Always One

Aleatha RomigJuly 27, 2021Get

MY ALWAYS ONE:  Friends to lovers stand alone When we were young, Samantha Anderson was the girl down the street. For as long as I remember, she’s been my partner in crime, in adventu...

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Small Town Big Rumors

Willow WintersFebruary 8, 2022Get

He tasted like tequila and the fake name I gave him was Rose. Four years ago, I decided to get over one man, by getting under another. A single night and nothing more. I found my handsome st...

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Come Back for Me

Corinne MichaelsJanuary 7, 2020Get

From  New York Times  Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new emotional and riveting standalone love story. One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace. No names. No prom...

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Without Mercy (A Dakota Steele FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1)

Ava StrongJune 14, 2022Get

MMA champ-turned-FBI Special Agent and BAU specialist Dakota Steele is as tough as they come—and as brilliant, too, able to crack serial killers that no one else can. But this new case is ...

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Let's Talk About Hard Things

Anna SaleMay 4, 2021Get

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Accidentally Aphrodite

Dakota CassidySeptember 24, 2019Get

An apple a day keeps the Goddess in play... Mythology buff Quinn Morris has always wanted to visit Greece, where her inner hardcore romantic envisioned proposing to her boyfriend. And she's ...

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Man In The Water

Jon HillOctober 5, 2021Get

An attempted murder. A missing spouse. And an international conspiracy that could change the world. Jack Green has always been skeptical of so-called facts. Though he's forced to confront th...

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The Bangover

Lili ValenteOctober 3, 2019Get

Note to Self --Do NOT bang your best guy friend in the limo on the way to the swanky Vegas hotel. I give myself very good advice. Too bad I suck at taking it. If only Colin and I hadn't ...

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Smitten with Ravioli

Ellen JacobsonMay 22, 2020Get

I'm not sure what I'm more scared of—cats that drool or falling for that annoying history professor in my Italian cooking course. Sure, Preston Whitaker has amazing blue eyes, but he's an ...

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Law of Attraction

Jordan HollisAugust 29, 2018Get

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Hook

Chelle BlissJanuary 15, 2019Get

Falling in love is supposed to be the easy part. But nothing prepared me for losing my wife. I promised her that I’d love again. Find someone to mend my broken heart. And that seems imposs...

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Don't Play With Odin

Cynthia EdenJuly 13, 2021Get

Big, bad, and currently out of his element... Odin Shaw thought he’d spend his life on a battlefield. But fate had other plans, and now the former Special Forces operative has just landed ...

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Moby Dick

Herman MelvilleOctober 17, 1851Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Herman Melville’s classic begins with one of the most famous opening lines in world literature: “Call me Ishmael.” Moby Dick was a commercial failure wh...

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The Chase

Elle KennedyAugust 6, 2018Get

New York Times bestseller! Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from international bestselling author Elle Kennedy! Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because the...

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An Acquired Taste

Kelly CainJune 8, 2021Get

May the best chef win... After four years at the country’s top culinary school and several years as head chef in her mother’s restaurant, Rowan Townsend has built a notable reputation. H...

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Maneuver

Chelle BlissJuly 31, 2018Get

This isn’t how fairy tales typically begin, but it’s where mine starts… No money, no phone, and abandoned on the streets of Chicago. With my baby in my arms, I wander into a bar in a s...

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Maverick

Brenda RothertAugust 24, 2021Get

The Vegas heat just kicked up a notch with the arrival of ice hockey’s newest expansion team – the Sin City Saints. Maverick Hagen’s fall from grace was more like a crash landing. His ...

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Take a Chance on Me

Kathryn R. BielMay 21, 2020Get

She's finally getting her life back together. His is falling apart. It's the perfect time to take a chance. Nobody likes packing up their things and moving to a small town in the middle of n...

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The Killing Game (An Alexa Chase Suspense Thriller—Book 1)

Kate BoldOctober 15, 2021Get

Alexa Chase, 34, a brilliant profiler in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, was too good at her job. Haunted by all the serial killers she caught, she left a stunning career behind to joi...

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Unlocking Your Self-Confidence

James TurnbullNovember 15, 2021Get

Unlock the secrets to developing self-confidence and unleash your true potential! James Turnbull's new book is primarily written as a short pocket-book guide for people with busy lives to ta...

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Lost Souls

W.J. MayNovember 22, 2018Get

Your curse is your biggest strength. I just didn't know it yet. Jamie Hunt's the high school quarterback in his senior year. He's popular, smart, got the prettiest girl in the school chasing...

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Bare Ass in Love

Sasha BurkeAugust 26, 2017Get

The woman's killing me. I'm not the kind of man who would normally even consider blurring the lines between landlord and tenant or boss and employee, but Summer is a walking temptation. Neur...

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Think and Grow Rich

Greg Habstritt & Napoleon HillDecember 23, 2010Get

Think and Grow Rich is one of the most popular success book of all-time, having sold more than 60 million copies since it was first published more than 70 years ago.  It&...

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The Sheep Who Couldn't Sleep

Simon JamieAugust 1, 2012Get

One night down on Hillside Farm Everything was quiet and calm But all alone there lay a sheep Who found he couldn't get to sleep. Follow Sheep as he tries to find the best way to get to slee...

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Make Me Wilder

Serena BellMay 20, 2021Get

She's a city girl. I'm a mountain man. This shouldn't work. So why can't I stay away? Gabe: I promised my dad I’d take care of the Wilder family adventure business, including my rowdy co-w...

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A Lot Like Home

Kathryn CantrellMay 21, 2018Get

Destiny isn't a thing in her world. Smooth-talking strangers need not apply... Superstition Springs native Havana Nixon is convinced letting a big developer into their tiny Texas oasis is th...

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High Conflict

Amanda RipleyApril 6, 2021Get

When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over. That’s what ...

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Pride and Prejudice

Jane AustenJanuary 28, 1813Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Jane Austen’s beloved classic opens with this witty and very memorable line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a...

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