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When a lovely high school girl is destroyed by a blow to her head, the savage act sends the people of a small southern town reeling. For 30 years, the mystery behind the attack has festered, damaging countless lives. Now the town physician, who once loved the girl, must tell the dark story of what really happened that day. Cook creates a series of emotionally charged revelations that builds to a shocking conclusion.
A compulsively readable story that starts as a conventional murder mystery and morphs, by degrees, into a horrifying supernatural thriller," The Guardian said of Mayhem . A virtuoso fantasy writer, Sarah Pinborough has won numerous awards including the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story. In Mayhem Pinborough turns her attention to one of the most baffling and notorious crime sprees in Victorian times. A new killer that newspapers have dubbed " The Torso Killer" is terrorizing the streets of London' s East End, his crimes obscured and overshadowed by the hysteria surrounding Jack the Ripper' s Whitechapel crimes. The victims are women too, but their dismembered bodies, wrapped in rags and tied up with string, are pulled out of the Thames- and the heads are missing. The murderer likes to keep them. Mayhem is a masterwork of narrative suspense: a supernatural thriller set in a shadowy, gaslit London, where killers stalk the cobbled streets and hide in plain sight.
After a fire destroys Chicago, Mollie is desperate to save her business. With everything at risk--including her heart--can she rise from the rubble?
Internationally acclaimed author Philip Roth has won multiple National Book Awards for Fiction, the PEN/Faulkner Award and numerous other literary accolades. In this epilogue to his Zuckerman trilogy, American writer David Zuckerman travels to Prague to retrieve the manuscripts of an unknown Yiddish writer. While there, Zuckerman embarks on an artist's odyssey through Russian-occupied Czechoslovakia. At times bawdy, often humorous, but always honest, this poignant tale explores the heart of the artist's soul with depth and grace.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr comes the story of four friends determined to find their stride. This honest look at marriage examines the challenges, heartaches and sacrifices along with the joy in discovering what it means to be a wife, mother, friend, loverand most important: your true self. Gerri can't decide what's more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels as she tries to repair the damage. Always the anchor for friends and her three angst-ridden teenagers, it's time to look carefully at herself. The journey for Gerri and her family is more than revealing- it's transforming. Andy doesn't have a great track record with men, and she's come to believe that for her a lasting love is out of reach. When she finds herself attracted to her down-to-earth, ordinary contractor- a man without any of the qualities that usually appeal to her- she questions everything she thought she wanted in life. Sonja's lifelong pursuit of balance is shattered when her husband declares he's through with her New Age nonsense and walks out. There's no herbal tonic or cleansing ritual that can restore her serenity- or her sanity. Miraculously, it's BJ, the reserved newcomer to Mill Valley, who steps into their circle and changes everything. The woman with dark secrets opens up to her neighbors, and together they get each other back on track, stronger as individuals and unfaltering as friends.
On the brink of adulthood, four high school seniors--Lauren, Jayda, Danielle and Brenda--struggle with various issues and must rely on their faith in God and their friendship with each other to see them through these tough times.
Philip Roth is one of the most acclaimed American authors of the 20th century. His Zuckerman novels, based on the 'fictional' exploits of emotionally conflicted Jewish novelist, Nathan Zuckerman, are a splendid mix of comedy and tragedy. Zuckerman Unbound considers the problem of artistic triumph born of domestic upheaval. Roth's prose finds an extraordinary complement with George Guidall's robust narration.
The Hungarian Gold Train, loaded with Jewish treasure. A dazzling jewelled pendant in the form of a stylized peacock. And three men who find their carefully-wrought lives turned upside-down by three amazing and fierce women,each locked in a struggle against her own history and the history or our times... Maine, 2012. An old man id dying with the weight of a plundered necklace on his conscience. As an US Army Captain in 1946 Salburg, guarding the 'Hungarian Gold Train' full of looted Jewish treasure, he fell in love with camp survivor and helped her escape to Israel. Now, as his granddaughter sets out to repatriate the necklace, secrets buried in the past are uncoverd,stories of love and deceit linked to that beautiful, peacock-shaped pendant and to a priceless,long-lost painting. spanning a century of European and Jewish history, from 1913 Budapest to comtemporary Israel, and filled with a vivid supporting cast of art dealers,freedom fighters,psychoanalysts and suffragette dwarfs, LOVE AND TREASURE is a thrilling, moving and haunting novel, one that bears an ever elusive question at its core, nested like a photograph hidden in a locket: where does the worth of a people and its treasure truly lie'
Doll moves from Toledo to Atlanta to escape the horrors she faced there, but she soon finds that her problems have followed her in the form of an ex who is not done with her.
Best-selling novelist Philip Roth has won America's four major literary awards, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. The Anatomy Lesson is the third volume of the acclaimed Zuckerman series. Now 40 years old, writer Nathan Zuckerman is afflicted by constant pain that prevents him from writing another word.
AD 848. Bernwyn of Lythe, the young daughter of an ealdorman, spurns marriage and chooses to remain a virgin dedicated to Christ. When she is found murdered in the chapel where she kept her nightly vigils, it is thought that she has fallen victim to the Viking raiders who are ravaging the country and the butterflies found resting on her body are taken to be a sign from God. But what if Bernwyn was not all she seemed? Could the saintly deeds attributed to her have been carried out by someone else and the people have set up a shrine to a false virgin?
After hiring ex-con Tavious Bell, West Owens finds that the man is aware of a missing two million dollars, and the two embark on a dangerous mission to recover the money that could help them both.
USA Today best-selling author Catherine Mann has earned a prestigious RITA Award for her scintillating tales of passion and romance. One year ago, millionaire Jonah Landis and Eloisa Taylor shared a night of unbridled passion and got hitched in Spain. Quickly realizing her mistake, Eloisa insisted afterward that the marriage get annulled'and she got her wish. Now Jonah is back on the scene, and he has some stunning news. They aren't as un-married as she once thought!
Sarah Yates is a thirty something history teacher, divorced, disillusioned and desperate to have more excitement in her life. Making all her dreams come true seems about as likely as climbing Everest in stilettos. Then one evening the doorbell rings and the handsome and mysterious John Needler brings more excitement than Sarah could ever have imagined. John wants Sarah to go back in time. Sarah is whisked from the Sheffield Blitz to the suffragette movement in London to the Old American West, trying to make sure people find their happy endings. The only question is, will she ever be able to find hers?
Kardell Spencer and his employee Lewis Turner both vie for the affections of their new advertising client, Mateo.
Bobbie always spends her summers breaking horses and rounding up stray cattle on Grandpa's ranch. But this year is different. Alex, her cousin from Los Angeles, is visiting. And Bobbie doesn't want to ruin her summer teaching a 'city greenhorn' what to do. While saddling up their horses to search for cattle, the two girls start a vicious feud. But when they run into the horrible Bledsoe boys and a wild bull, they must depend on each other to survive! Gary Paulsen, Newbery-award winning author, entertains boys and girls with his World of Adventure series. Filled with excitement and the spirit of discovery, his tales captivate the interests of readers of all levels. In Hook 'Em, Snotty! narrator Jeff Woodman delights listeners with his riveting account of Bobbie and Alex's outdoor exploits.
Maya Banks has watched her spicy romance tales hit both the USA Today and New York Times best-seller lists. It doesn't take long for billionaire businessman Evan Reese to realize his attraction to ad executive Celia Taylor. For six months he's wooed her and now she's agreed to accompany him to beautiful Catalina for a family wedding. There he plans to seduce her with his charms, but he can't be certain how she's going to take the news that she'll be there on his arm playing the role of his fake fiancEe.
In Jazz Age London, a tale of a passionate and forbidden interracial romance, and the unbreakable bond between a bright young woman and her eccentric grandmother, unfolds.
Nicodemus Dungy is not your ordinary minister. He prefers to work behind the scenes of the pulpit, and his clients pay him handsomely to make sure that what is done in the dark will never see the light. From paternity tests to drug abuse and embezzlement, Nicodemus Dungy has a unique skill set to solve any problem, until he is given the task of finding a missing person. What begins as an open and shut case proves to be a serious test of his faith. With time not on his side and so many pieces to the puzzle still missing, Nicodemus Dungy must rely on more than just his natural abilities if he wants to keep it all from falling down.
A lion, a great white shark, and a timber wolf, all meat-eaters who have been hurt by the cruelty of plant-eaters, form a support group which has limited success until their newest member, a great horned owl, shares some advice.
This fascinating debut by Karen Lord'a retelling of a Senegalese folktale'earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and won the Frank Collymore Award. When Paama finally leaves her gluttonous husband, she attracts the attention of the undying spirit Patience, who gives her Chance's Chaos Stick as a gift. But Chance insists that only he should wield the stick's powers. 'This is one of those literary works of which it can be said that not a word should be changed.''Booklist, starred review
Dan Starkey is a young journalist in Belfast, who shares with his wife, Patricia, a prodigious appetite for drinking and dancing. Then Dan meets a beautiful and apparently impoverished student. And then, terrifyingly, she is murdered. Is it because she was not exactly who she claimed to be? Is it the IRA? A Protestant extremist group? A jealous lover? Before long, Dan is a target himself.
Sixteen-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives in Internment, a floating city utopia. But when a murder occurs, everything she knows starts to unravel.
Cinderella's Wedding Wish
When Arnold is hired by a controversial stand-up comedian, he knows that her routine could make her a target. Arnold and Hakim's new client is being followed. Are her fears justified? As they delve deeper, they discover that this investigation is more complex and sinister than a simple, straightforward case of stalking.