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"An inside look at a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic shooting"-- Provided by publisher.
Ardeevin, County Clare, Ireland. 1980. When her oldest brother Dan announces he will enter the priesthood, young Hanna watches her mother howl in agony and retreat to her room. In the years that follow, the Madigan children leave one by one. When Christmas Day reunites the children under one roof, each confronts the terrible weight of family ties and the journey that brought them home.
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates what looks to be a typical missing person case, only to find herself digging up bones possibly left by a serial killer, a cult, or perhaps something not entirely of this world.
England, 1933. Grace Hamblin is growing up on the beautiful estate of the Marquiss and Marchioness of Penselwood. The beekeeper's daughter, she knows her place and her future--that is until her father dies and leaves her alone. Her childhood friend Freddie has recently become her lover, and she is thankful when they are able to marry and take over her father's duties ... Massachusetts, 1973. Grace's daughter Trixie Valentine is in love with an unsuitable boy. Jasper Duncliffe is wild and romantic, and in a band that might be going somewhere. But when his brother dies and he is called home to England, Jasper promises to come back for Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him.
"A portrait of a California family spanning several decades that examines the way a troubled marriage sets the course of family life and encourages adult children to grapple with the past even as they attempt to create successful families--and lives--of their own"-- Provided by publisher.
A veteran magazine and book editor returns to his hometown of Paris, Missouri, to take care of his aging mother, Betty, a strong-willed woman who speaks her mind and has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.
When Orhan's brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather's will raises more questions than it answers. Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery of why Orhan's grandfather would have left their home to this woman rather than to his own family.
Recounts the murder of 50-year-old Michele MacNeill at the hands of her husband, a doctor, lawyer and Mormon bishop who, upon further investigation by his daughters, had multiple marital affairs, a past criminal record and conned his way into medical school.
"The ever-delightful, insatiably curious Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth returns to take on a case unlike any she's had before--this one with paranormal implications--in the tenth installment of this beloved author's consistently best-selling series. From a small town outside Edinburgh comes the news that a young boy has been recounting vivid recollections of a past life: a perfect description of an island off the coast of Scotland which he couldn't possibly know, and a house there, where he claims to have spent his former life. When the boy's mother asks Isabel to investigate his claims, she feels she must--of course!--help them learn the truth, and she and her husband, Jamie, set off for the island. But finding the house the boy described only leads to more complicated questions. And when she learns about the unusual story of the family who lived there, Isabel is suddenly faced with a situation of extraordinary delicacy that will require all of her skills both as sleuth and philosopher"-- Provided by publisher.
"When single father Tate Calder comes to Mustang Creek, his two sons befriend Bex's eight-year-old nephew. Now she and the handsome, aloof newcomer are constantly thrown together. Is the marriage season over? Or can a man with doubts about love be the right husband for a woman who wants it all?"-- Publisher description.
"A vicious hit. A vengeful enemy. A drug addled Colombian club owner. A sex crazed Italian family. And the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all, while Max--her teenage daughter is becoming The "It" girl in Europe's modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable with her husband, Lennie, by her side she lives up to the family motto--Never fuck with a Santangelo. Lucky rules. The Santangelos always come out on top. An epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion"--Publisher's description.
Former MI5 officer Harry Tate is charged with finding the truth about a war atrocity that allegedly took place under his watch in Kosovo in 1999, but a skillful assassin is taking out potential witnesses before Harry can discover the facts.
Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature's delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it's the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl's truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain's powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.
"A crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors--and the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch, "Scout", returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming becomes bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her.
Set in the lush backdrop of Sonoma's wine country, "Eight Hundred Grapes" is a heartbreaking, funny, and deeply evocative novel about love, marriage, family, wine, and the treacherous terrain in which they all intersect.
"Set in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains, eighteen-year-old Jacob McNeely is torn between appeasing his meth-dealing kingpin father and leaving the mountains forever with the girl he loves"-- Provided by publisher.
A young Victorian Englishwoman runs from love in Florence, but returns to England where she must be taught how to listen to her heart.
Called in to identify some remains, Dr. Brockton finds his life plunged into chaos when his identification is called into question, a killer from his past returns, and his wife delivers some news that changes everything.
The Chinese have proven the existence of dragons -- a scientific revelation that will astonish the world. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the greatest zoo ever constructed deep within China to see the fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr. Cassandra Jane Cameron, a reptile expert and writer for National Geographic. Their Chinese hosts assure the visitors that it's perfectly safe, and nothing can go wrong. Of course it can't . . .
A year has passed and Hadassah has donned veils to conceal her identity and the scars that now mark her body. Believed dead, she works helping a doctor and becomes skilled at healing through faith. When Julia falls ill, Hadassah faces a difficult decision: should she return to the Valerian household, risking exposure and death? The flame between Hadassah and Marcus is rekindled, though Marcus continues to search for meaning and faith.
When Julia learns that her sister has been violently murdered, she must uncover why. Becoming involved with a dangerous stranger online, she starts losing herself ... losing control ... perhaps losing everything. Her search for answers will jeopardize her marriage, her family, and her life.
Caroline Cashion is a beautiful, intelligent, professor of French literature. Then, in a split second, everything she's known turns out to be a lie. A bullet is found lodged at the base of her skull, but Caroline has never been shot. Now she learns the truth: she was adopted at three after her parents were murdered. A cop lets slip that she was wounded by the same bullet that killed her mother. Caroline is horrified and in danger . . . the bullet in her neck could finger a murderer.
Experiencing visions that make him convinced his suicide-victim musician friend was actually murdered, Tyler Anderson takes the unusual case to Cafferty--who, with Quinn, discovers the victim's secret lover and a disturbing history of old jealousies.
"Back in the bad old days, when Billy Graves worked for an anti-crime unit in Harlem known as the Wild Geese, the NYPD branded him as a cowboy. Now forty, he has somehow survived and become a sergeant in Manhattan Night Watch. Mostly, his team of detectives conducts a series of holding actions--and after years in police purgatory, Billy is content simply to do his job. But soon after he gets a 3:00 a.m. call about the fatal knifing of a drunk in a Third Avenue pub, his investigation moves beyond the usual handoff to the day shift. And when he discovers that the victim was once a suspect in the unsolved murder of a 13-year-old girl, he finds himself drawn back to the late 1990s when the Wild Geese were at their most wayward. Before the case can be closed, it will severely test Billy's new sense of purpose and force him to accept that his troubled past isn't past at all"--Provided by publisher.