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Famously kidnapped at age six, Kick Lannigan captured America's hearts when she was rescued five years later. John Bishop uses his fortune and contacts to track down missing children. Not only is he convinced Kick, with her special talents, can help recover two missing children -- he won't take no for an answer. Little do they know that the answers they seek are hidden in the dark corners of Kick's own mind.
Harriet Burden, after years of being ignored by the art world, conducts an experiment: she conceals her female identity behind three male fronts. Presented as a collection of texts, edited and introduced by a scholar years after the artist's death, the book unfolds through extracts from Burden's notebooks and conflicting accounts from others about her life and work.
"For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration. Franny and Jim are observing their 35th wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. But all does not go according to plan. Over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated"--From publisher description.
" A debut novel from an award-winning writer--an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands. In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. The story is told in a language and rhythm that evokes an entire world and way of life and love. Land of Love and Drowning follows the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs"-- Provided by publisher.
An executive sous chef who has worked alongside cooks from some of the nation's leading restaurants documents an intense twenty-four-hour period that illuminates the allures and adversities of a professional culinary life
"Kelly Wilder becomes recently widowed from a much older wealthy man with whom she spent her married life doing charity work, building a lovely home, and, as she says, 'pretending to be a whole lot more conservative and stupid and nicer than I really am.' Now, with too much time and money on her hands, Kelly has absolutely no idea what happens next. So on a whim she signs up for a ballroom dancing class, and slowly, step by high-heeled step, begins to rebuild her life with the help of friends old and new: Nik, a young Russian dance teacher who sees the artistic potential she left behind; Carolina, a woman in hospice, anxious to experience a whole lifetime in a few months; and Elyse, Kelly's girlhood best friend who knows all of her past secrets--including the truth about the man who long ago broke Kelly's heart"-- Provided by publisher.
As the quaint seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, gears up for strawberry-picking season, the villagers are shocked when berry farmer Miles Crawford is found dead in a hoophouse near his strawberry fields. Rumors have been swirling about a secret real estate deal between Miles and Lydia St. Graves, who is now missing. When Henry "Doc" Holliday becomes involved in the mystery, his daughter Candy finds herself caught in the jam as well.
"It's been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and longer still since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a professional baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team, he is forced to grapple with his memories and his regrets over what might have been. But his time at the reunion is cut short when a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of Paradise's most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly unrelated, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes as Jesse discovers that one of his former teammates may in fact be his main suspect. Sometimes, danger comes not from where you expect it-but from your blind spots"-- Provided by publisher.
Struggling with the demands of her job, distant husband, spoiled daughter and Alzheimer's patient father, Allison becomes addicted to painkillers and lands in rehab, where amid fellow inpatients she confronts incompatible recovery techniques, barely trained counselors and her own denial.
When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler's one true love Sami Dawson has moved on. A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer's who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks. A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step. It is time for the mission to begin.
"With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But when that past catches up with her, the well-heeled Smith College alumna becomes inmate #11187-424 at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, her story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison"--Back cover.
The murder of the CIA director on the eve of his scheduled testimony about a cover-up involving the death of Bin Laden in Chechnya pits Butch Karp against formidable adversaries in the U.S. government.
"She had the perfect life. She had the perfect cover. She was the perfect witness. Until they found her... A thriller about a woman with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the Witness Protection Program. What she once saw put her entire family in jeopardy and now, years later, her cover is blown. She's on the run, and the lives of those she holds dear hang in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.
"A young Parisian woman is exiled to Provence to take care of her husband's ailing grandfather during the Vichy regime, but discovers that despite the horrors of war, the paintings of Cezanne, Pisarro, Chagall, and Picasso bring to life the landscape around her and allow her once again to experience love"-- Provided by publisher.
"In 1890s Texas when two very different men enter Jessica's life, will she choose to pursue her dreams of adventure or follow the gentle urgings of her heart?"-- Provided by publisher.
"Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer--excruciating heat, bitter cold, and death waiting behind every rock as comrades are blown to pieces by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin. Ted Norris worships his brother and yearns for his approval. Gentle by nature, but tormented by strange fixations with a dark undercurrent, Ted is drawn into a circle of violent, criminal misfits. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril. Patrick puts his own plans on hold to save the family's home and falls in love with Iris, a beautiful and unusual woman, when disaster strikes. When Ted's plan for redemption goes terribly wrong, he tries to disappear. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice. Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker is known for his many bestselling crime novels, from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. Full Measure marks a departure; it is a literary novel that explores many subjects, among them the bonds of loyalty between brothers"-- Provided by publisher.
A romance in reverse is set in Paris and London and follows an artist's attempts to fall back in love with his wife after the end of his affair, an effort that is challenged by the sale of a personal painting and his wife's discovery of his infidelity.
"At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life. And then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face. Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him until he met Jolene. As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?"--From publisher description.
Traces the unlikely bond between a precocious nine-year-old jazz singer, a divorcée teacher hoping to reunite with her high-school sweetheart, and a club owner facing the imminent loss of his Philadelphia business.
"A rare week off with his family is rudely interrupted when Slider is called in to investigate the murder of an elderly man, bashed on the head with a bronze statuette, in what Doc Cameron describes as 'our old friend the Frenzied Attack.' Lionel Bygod, retired solicitor, whas an old-fashioned gentleman, a pillar of society, who gave advice and help to all. But as Slider and his team investigate, they discover dark secrets at the heart of this mild and kindly man's life. Shadows from the past--professional enemies--long-incubated revenge: what was it that sparked such unquenchable fure? The trail is old and cold, and Slider's on the clock"--Page  of cover.
Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.
Joel Osteen shares qualities shared by winners that can help you to reach your potential and achieve new levels of success in your life.
Frustrated with her life in the trailer park, Etta Mae Wiggins dreams of something better, but her ambition to marry a wealthy elderly man is challenged by the man's scheming children, her ex's underworld enemies, and her former flame Bobby Lee.
Kelley Quinn owns a bed-and-breakfast on Nantucket and is a proud father of four-Patrick, Shane, Ava, and Bart, all grown and living in varying states of disarray. As Christmas approaches, Kelley and his wife Mitzi anticipate a wonderful family reunion. But when Bart, the golden child and a recent Dartmouth graduate, announces that he has joined the Marines and is leaving for Afghanistan two days before Christmas, Mitzi is so distressed that she confesses to having an affair with a long-time guest at the Inn. As more secrets unravel and chaos ensues, it's up to Ava to piece together the holiday before everyone leaves-possibly forever.
Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters help save their friend's alpacas from a fast-moving wildfire while one of their group comes under suspicion for murder after a husband-stealing local rancher turns up dead.