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Come a little closer, Rachel Abbott
They will be coming soon. They come every night. Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath. Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don't speak, because there is nothing left to be said. Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return, sooner or later. These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice - and now they have no choices left.
Amelia Fang and the half-moon holiday, Laura Ellen Anderson
It's the half-moon holidays in gloomy Nocturnia which means no school for Amelia and her friends! Instead they are going to spend it with their Rainbow Rangers troop, (lead by unicorns Ricky and Graham) earning badges on Sugar Plum Island. But whilst exploring, Amelia and the gang stumble upon an ancient curse - and are shrunk to the size of bugs! How will they make the bloodcurdlingly BIG journey to break the curse when they are all so very tiny?.
A perfect explanation, Eleanor Anstruther
Interweaving one significant day in 1964 with a decade during the interwar period, A Perfect Explanation gets to the heart of what it is to be bound by gender, heritage and tradition, to fight, to lose, to fight again. In a world of privilege, truth remains the same; there are no heroes and villains, only people misunderstood. Here, in this extraordinary audiobook where the unspoken is conveyed with vivid simplicity, lies a story that will leave you reeling.
Extreme ownership: how U.S Navy SEALs lead and win, Leif Babin
In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield.
The suspect, Fiona Barton
The police belonged to another world - the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.? When two 18-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth - and this time is no exception.
Aches and pains, Maeve Binchy
Here is a great gift of wisdom and humour for anyone coping with actual aches and pains. Based on the author's own experience as a hip-replacement patient, she provides funny insider advice about coping with the ordeals of surgery, a hospital stay and at-home convalescence.
The chocolate maker's wife, Karen Brooks
When Rosamund Tomkins enters the world she is so different, with her darkling eyes and strange laughter, that the midwives believe she will lead a charmed life. But Rosamund's life is set to be anything but enchanted. Born into poverty, brutalised and ignored by her family, it is only when she is married off to a nobleman that her life undergoes a wondrous transformation.
Green monkey dreams, Isobelle Carmody
'I ride this day upon the Worldroad, alone, except for Courage, who rides on the pommel of my saddle fluffing his feathers. I did not dream of journeying thus as a child.' This is the unforgettable world of Isobelle Carmody, presented in 14 stories written over a period of 13 years. Within it you will find roads of paradox on which an angel might be a torturer, or a princess might reject a prince to save a rooster.
Queen of air and darkness, Cassandra Clare
What if damnation is the price of true love? Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks.
The matchmaker, Marita Conlon-McKenna
Maggie Ryan can't help it. She constantly finds herself organising and meddling in the lives of others, trying to match things and people together, from her neighbours in Dublin's Pleasant Square to her own family. With three bright, beautiful daughters who are still single Maggie decides that a little romantic matching is needed. However matchmaking is not as easy as it seems and Maggie's quest to find the perfect partner for each of her reluctant daughters is proving difficult.
The one that got away, Lucy Dawson
Would you risk your future for a night with your past? Molly Greene loves being married. Exciting adventures lie ahead for her and husband Dan that will change their lives forever, but Molly's not sure they're making the right choices. While teetering on the brink of the biggest decision she's ever faced, she sends an impulsive message to the very last person she ought to contact, someone who should have stayed forgotten, and is now coming looking for her.
Between here and gone, Barbara Ferrer
In 1959 Cuba, Natalia San Martn? was nothing short of a princess: sheltered, pampered and courted by her very own prince, a childhood friend turned lifelong love. All that changed on the fateful New Year's Eve when Fidel Castro and his followers seized control of the country, with tragic consequences for not only the island, but Natalia herself. Five years later, in 1960s New York, she's known as Natalie Martin - living a life that's bleak, but thankfully anonymous.
Fair go, sport: inspiring and uplifting tales of the good folks, great sportsmanship and fair play, Peter FitzSimons
Sport was never meant to be complicated. No gibberish, no statistics, no talk of green-zones, black-zones, channels and percentage plays, no cheating, no grubbiness and certainly no ball-tampering. Peter FitzSimons celebrates the good, the generous and the kind in Australian sport, the genuine characters, the national treasures and the special moments when the losers were the true champions and the game, whichever game, was done proud.
Lofty: my life in short, Lofty Fulton
Australian voiceover artist Lofty Fulton knows what it's like to have the odds stacked against him: Born with achondroplasia, which is a form of dwarfism, his grandmother thought he should be locked away from the world. At school, he suffered years of relentless bullying, believing the lie he would never be loved or good enough. At 15, Lofty's voice broke, giving him a unique gift that paved the way for his future.
Murder, misadventure and miserable ends: tales from a colonial coroner's court, Catie Gilchrist
Most of us today rarely see a dead body. In nineteenth-century Sydney, when health was precarious and workplaces and the busy city streets were often dangerous, witnessing a death was rather common. And any death that was sudden or suspicious would be investigated by the coroner. Henry Shiell was the Sydney City Coroner from 1866 to 1889. In the course of his unusually long career he delved into the lives, loves, crimes, homes and workplaces of his fellow Sydneysiders.
Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables go wild, Tim Harris
Meet your new assistant principal - Miss Frost! Uh-oh, that's not good. At least we're away on camp. Mr Bambuckle lets us eat marshmallows before dinner! Is that a spark-maker beetle? Shh! What was that noise? The class in room 12B are having fun in the wilderness. Until Miss Frost crashes camp ...
Hunter, Jack Heath
Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body-disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn't supposed to find. He can't resist taking a bite. Having marked the body, Blake is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate the man's disappearance, Blake is the only one who knows the man is dead and in his freezer. Then another man goes missing. And another.
The hunt for MH370, Ean Higgins
Somewhere out in the wild seas of the southern Indian Ocean, in the underwater canyons of Broken Ridge near the alien sub-terrain known as the Seventh Arc lies the answer to the world's greatest aviation mystery.
Cold justice, Katherine Howell
On an early morning walk, a young girl finds the body of her classmate, Tim Pieters, hidden amongst some bushes. The boy's family are desperate for answers but the killer is never found. Almost two decades later, political pressure sees the cold case reopened and Detective Ella Marconi inherits the job. Ella attacks the case with vigour, determined to shake off the memories of her last investigation, which ended with her being shot in the line of duty.
Sail away, Celia Imrie
The phone hasn't rung for months. Suzy Marshall is discovering that work can be sluggish for an actress over 60 - even for the former star of a 1980s TV series. So when she's offered the plum role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest in Zurich, it seems like a godsend. Until, that is, the play is abruptly cancelled in suspicious circumstances, and Suzy is forced to take a job on a cruise ship to get home. Meanwhile Amanda Herbert finds herself homeless in rainy Clapham.
On Michael Jackson, Margo Jefferson
Michael Jackson: provocateur, icon, enigma. Who was he really? And how does his spectacular rise, his catastrophic fall, reflect upon those who made him; those who broke him; and those who loved him? Almost ten years on from Jackson's untimely death, here is Margo Jefferson's definitive and dazzling dissection of the King of Pop: a man admired for his music, his flair, his performances; and censured for his skin, his erratic behaviour and, in his final years, for his relationships with children.
The mindful kind, Rachael Kable
Rachael Kable used to struggle with anxiety, stress and low self-esteem. Then while studying psychology she discovered the practice of mindfulness - and it completely transformed and enriched her life. Now, in this audiobook, the host of the popular podcast The Mindful Kind shares what she has learned with you.
The ink stain, Meg Keneally
Henry Hallward, editor of the Sydney Chronicle, has been imprisoned for criminal libel so often he can edit the newspaper from his cell. While awaiting trial during one of his imprisonments, Hallward boasts of a story that will destroy several powerful people. But before he can finish it he is killed, and Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to investigate. After Monsarrat meets with Colonel Duchamp, the governor's right-hand man, it is clear the duo are on their own in solving this murder.
Goldstein, Volker Kutscher
Berlin, 1931. A power struggle is taking place in Berlin's underworld. The American gangster Abraham Goldstein is in residence at the Hotel Excelsior. As a favour to the FBI, the police put him under surveillance, with Detective Gereon Rath on the job. As Rath grows bored and takes on a private case for his seedy pal Johann Marlow, he soon finds himself in the middle of a Berlin street war.
Into my arms, Kylie Ladd
The kiss ignited something, blew it into being, and afterwards, all Skye could think about was Ben. One day a woman meets a man and falls instantly and irrevocably in love with him. It hits her like a thunderbolt, and she has to have him, has to be with him, regardless of the cost, of the pain of breaking up her existing relationship. She has never felt more in sync - or in love - with anyone in her whole life. So this is how it feels, she thinks to herself, this is what real love feels like.
Gangland Oz :$byesterday, today and tomorrow, Susanna Lobez
Ten years on from the original bestselling Gangland Australia, top true-crime writer James Morton and barrister and broadcaster Susanna Lobez conspire again to track the rise and fall of Australia's talented contract killers, brothel keepers, robbers, bikers, standover merchants, conmen and drug dealers.
Home fires, Fiona Lowe
When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships. Eighteen months later, with the flurry of national attention long past, Myrtle stands restored, shiny and new.
Lab rats: how Silicon Valley made work miserable for the rest of us, Dan Lyons
Personality tests. Team-building exercises. Forced Fun. Desktop surveillance. Open-plan offices. Acronyms. Diminishing job security. Hot desking. Pointless perks. Hackathons. If any of the above sound familiar, welcome to the modern economy. In this hilarious, but deadly serious audiobook, bestselling author Dan Lyons looks at how the world of work has slowly morphed from one of unions and steady career progression to a dystopia made of bean bags and unpaid internships.
The conversations at Curlow Creek, David Malouf
The year is 1827, and in a remote hut on the high plains of New South Wales, two strangers spend the night in talk. One, Carney, an illiterate Irishman, ex-convict and bushranger, is to be hanged at dawn. The other, Adair, also Irish, is an officer of the police who has been sent to supervise the hanging. As the night wears on, the two discover unexpected connections between their lives, and learn new truths.
Underground, Andrew McGahan
Think ahead five or so years from now, to an Australia transformed by the never-ending war on terror. Canberra has been wiped out in a nuclear attack. There is a permanent state of emergency. Security checkpoints, citizenship tests, identity cards and detention without trial have all become the norm. Suspect minorities have been locked away into ghettos. And worse - no one wants to play cricket with us anymore.
The scholar, Dervla McTiernan
Being brilliant has never been this dangerous ... When Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. A security card in the dead woman's pocket identifies her as Carline Darcy, a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant Darcy Therapeutics.
Daring & disruptive, unleashing the entrepreneur, Lisa Messenger
After decades of success in multiple industries, Lisa Messenger blends her personal stories with the important business lessons she has learned along the way, from why money is not the only currency to how to fail well. Lisa gives listeners a valuable insight into her world, whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a seasoned game changer or a corporate ladder climber dreaming of creating your own gig or making positive change from the inside.
The relentless tide, Denzil Meyrick
When Professor Francombe and her team of archaeologists find the remains of three women on a remote Kintyre hillside - a site rumoured to have been the base of Viking warlord Somerled - their delight soon turns to horror when they realise the women tragically met their end little more than two decades ago. It soon becomes clear that these are the three missing victims of the 'Midweek Murderer', a serial killer who was at work in Glasgow in the early 1990s.
Isadora Moon makes winter magic, Harriet Muncaster
Isadora Moon is special because she's different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she's a bit of both. Isadora loves playing in the snow, especially when her creations come to life! But snow magic can't last forever. Will she be able to save her new friends before they melt away?.
Territory, Judy Nunn
Territory is the story of Henrietta Southern, a young Englishwoman who trades her war-torn homeland for a place of wild tropical storms and searing heat, crocodile-infested rivers and barren red wilderness. Six months after the bombing of Darwin, she joins her new husband, Spitfire pilot Terence Galloway, for a new life on his Northern Territory cattle station. It is also the story of their sons.
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi
Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor flat with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there's the gingerbread they make.
18th abduction, James Patterson
When three female schoolteachers go missing in San Francisco, Detective Lindsay Boxer must unravel the mystery of their disappearance. But what starts as a missing person case quickly escalates to a troubling murder investigation. As pressure at work mounts, Lindsay must rely on her husband Joe to support her at home.
A Moon girl stole my friend, Rebecca Patterson
It's 2099. Lyla lives in a world of robocats, flying sweets and instant snow, but some things never change. Little brothers are still annoying, school teachers make you cringe, and, when your best friend deserts you for the new girl, it still hurts. Especially when that new girl is from the Moon. But Lyla's problems lead her into unexpected adventures ...
The five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold
Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers. What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888.
She lies hidden, C M Stephenson
How far would you go to find your missing sister? When DI Thomasine Albright is informed that the remains of her 15-year-old sister have been found, she has the tragic responsibility of breaking the news to her mother. Thomasine promises her mother that she will be the one to find Karen's killer. But Karen Albright wasn't the only girl to go missing during that weekend in 1973 ? Veronica Lightfoot disappeared too. They?d lived barely four miles apart, yet apparently never met.
Greenlight, Benjamin Stevenson
Four years ago, in the small town of Birravale, Eliza Daley was murdered. Within hours, her killer was caught. Wasn't he? So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick's new true-crime documentary. A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings - and he claims Curtis Wade was convicted on flimsy evidence and shoddy police work. Millions of viewers agree. Just before the final episode, Jack uncovers a minor detail that may prove Curtis guilty after all.
House of memories, Alice Taylor
Following his brutish father's death, young Danny Conway strives to rescue the family farm from ruin. When all seems hopeless, help comes from the most unexpected quarter. A story of grief and trying to cope with loss, but also of resilience in the face of family tragedy. No one knows the minutiae of country life as Alice Taylor does, and again she displays her unique ability to capture its rhythms and cadences.
Mothers and sons, Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibín's Mothers and Sons is a sensitive and beautifully written meditation on the dramas surrounding this most elemental of relationships. Psychologically intricate and emotionally incisive, each finely wrought story teases out the delicate and difficult strands woven between mothers and sons. This is an acute, masterful and moving collection that confirms Ti?bn? as a great prose stylist of our time.
Bone Hollow, Kim Ventrella
Gabe knows it was foolish to save that chicken. On the roof. In the middle of a storm. Yet Gabe also knows that his guardian, Ms Cleo, loves the chicken more than him. After falling off the roof, Gabe wakes up to find his neighbours staring at him tearfully. To his confusion, none of them seem to hear Gabe speak. It's almost as if they think he's dead. But Gabe's NOT dead.
Black heart, Anna-Louise Weatherley
When Nigel Baxter, a middle-aged married banker with an unremarkable past, is found dead in the bath of a plush hotel suite, his wrists slit, it looks as if he's taken his own life. At first. But when Detective Inspector Daniel Riley is assigned to the case, he soon realises all isn't as it first appears to be. When a postmortem shows Baxter was poisoned, Riley suspects foul play. And then there's the odd addition of a teddy bear left at the crime scene ...
The kitten nobody wanted, Holly Webb
Mia can't get over her pet cat Sandy's death, and can't ever imagine replacing him. Over the Christmas holidays, she gets to play with her friend's cat's kittens. Then Mia's parents surprise her by saying she can have the last kitten, Whiskers. But although Mia loves him, she feels guilty about Sandy. Can Mia bring herself to keep the new kitten?.
The lost puppy, Holly Webb
Ruby is thrilled when she gets to meet her aunt's dachshund's new puppies for the very first time. And her parents have a wonderful surprise - she is going to have one of them for her very own! Ruby chooses the cheekiest, most adventurous puppy, Toby, and the two have fun playing together. But Toby's inquisitive nature gets him into serious trouble on a woodland walk, when he slips his collar and goes off to investigate the woods by himself.
Colombiano, Rusty Young
In Colombia you have to pick a side. Or one will be picked for you ... All Pedro Gutiřrez cares about is fishing, playing pool and his girlfriend Camila's promise to sleep with him on his sixteenth birthday. But his life is ripped apart when Guerrilla soldiers callously execute his father in front of him, and he and his mother are banished from their farm.

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Tao te ching, Laozi
The Tao Te Ching is one of the world's most revered sources of spiritual wisdom. This programme presents the best-loved and most authoritative modern English translation (by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English) of this ancient Chinese classic.
A place called here, Cecelia Ahern
Sandy Shortt has been obsessed about where missing things - and people - end up ever since the disappearance of a childhood friend twenty years ago. It has even motivated her to become a private investigator, attempting to track down missing loved ones and giving devastated families hope.So when she finds herself one of the missing people, stuck in a strange place with people who vanished into thin air years ago, she wonders if she has found the answer to one of life's greatest mysteries.
Half Moon Lake, Kirsten Alexander
'They said he was their boy. And so he was ...' In 1913, on a summer's day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The boy's mysterious disappearance from the family's lake house makes front-page news in their home town of Opelousas. John Henry and Mary Davenport are wealthy and influential, and will do anything to find their son.
Saints and misfits, S K Ali
A debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Lifestarring a Muslim teen. There are three kinds of people in my world: 1. Saints, those special people moving the world forward. Sometimes you glaze over them. Or, at least, I do. They're in your face so much, you can't see them, like how you can't see your nose. 2. Misfits, people who don't belong. Like me-the way I don't fit into Dad's brand-new family or in the leftover one composed of Mom and my older brother, Mama's-Boy-Muhammad.
Ripper, Isabel Allende
The Jackson women, Indiana and Amanda, have always had each other. Yet while their bond is strong, mother and daughter are as different as night and day. While her mom looks for the good in people, Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature-as is her father, the SFPD's deputy chief of homicide. Brilliant and introverted, Amanda is a natural-born sleuth addicted to Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world.
By the waters of Babylon: a captive's song - Psalm 137, Mesu Andrews
Experience the psalms like never before - through heart-pounding fiction! When Babylon destroys Jerusalem, as Yahweh warned through his prophets, the captives' bitterness and grief pours out in the Captives' Psalm: "[By the rivers of Babylon] we sat as exiles, mourning our captivity, and wept with great love for Zion. Our music and mirth were no longer heard, only sadness. We hung up our harps on the willow trees.
Celebrations: [rituals of peace and prayer], Maya Angelou
Listen as Maya Angelou reads her highly publicised work, "Amazing peace", a poem she read at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House on December 1, 2005, inspiring us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas. The poem is one of many in a unique collection of new and favourite poems that will resonate with people of all faiths.
A Good Heart is Hard to Find, Trisha Ashley
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man of over forty is in possession of a major defect …"Cassandra Leigh has woken as if from a bad dream: forty-four, childless and twenty-plus years into an affair with a married man. Max assures her they just need a little more patience and for his wife to die (!) but Cass is desperate for a baby and running out of time.
Game changers: what leaders, innovators and mavericks do to win at life, Dave Asprey
The author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet answers the question, "How can I kick more ass at life?" by culling the wisdom of world-class thought leaders, maverick scientists, and disruptive entrepreneurs to provide proven techniques for becoming happier, healthier, and smarter.
Five star billionaire, Tash Aw
Justin is from a family of successful property developers. Phoebe has come to China buoyed with hope, but the job she has come for seems never to have existed. Gary is a successful pop artist, but his fans and marketing machine disappear after a bar-room brawl. Yinghui has businesses that are going well but must make decisions about her life. And then there is Walter, the shadowy billionaire, ruthless and manipulative, ultimately alone in the world.
Us against you, Fredrik Backman
A small, broken town sits on the edge of a frozen lake surrounded by a forest, its wounds still raw from a tragedy that tore its fragile community in two. Beartown has lost its way. Now the cold and dark that surround the snowbound town creep in, and so do new conflicts and tensions. What was once a friendly rivalry with the neighbouring town is beginning to turn sinister and Beartown braces itself for another tragic blow.
Speaking for ourselves: conversations on life, music, and autism, Michael B Bakan
Since the advent of autism as a diagnosed condition in the 1940s, the importance of music in the lives of autistic people has been widely observed and studied. Articles on musical savants, extraordinary feats of musical memory, unusually high rates of absolute or "perfect" pitch, and the effectiveness of music-based therapies abound in the autism literature.
The coral island, R M Ballantyne
Heroes Ralph, Jack and Peterkin, set sail on the Arrow and are the only three survivors of a fearful shipwreck. They are washed ashore on a seemingly idyllic coral island. This tranquillity is violently disturbed, first by a tribe of bloodthirsty cannibals and then by the invasion of a vicious pirate and his gang of cut-throats.
The coral island: a tale of survival in the Pacific Ocean, R M Ballantyne
Heroes Ralph, Jack and Peterkin, set sail on the Arrow and are the only three survivors of a fearful shipwreck. They are washed ashore on a seemingly idyllic coral island. This tranquillity is violently disturbed, first by a tribe of bloodthirsty cannibals and then by the invasion of a vicious pirate and his gang of cut-throats.
Regeneration, Pat Barker
The first in a trilogy about the First World War, the novel takes a real life encounter between a doctor running a hospital for the wounded, and Siegfried Sassoon. Craiglockhart, a hospital for officers ravaged by their experiences in trench warfare, is the setting for Pat Barker's 'Regeneration'. Here the poet Siegfried Sassoon, author of an article condemning the war, came under the care of psychiatrist W.H.
That Churchill woman: a novel, Stephanie Barron
Winston Churchill's scandalous American mother, Jennie Jerome. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. As Lady Randolph Churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the twentieth century: her son Winston. But Jennie--reared in the luxury of Gilded Age Newport and the Paris of the Second Empire--lived an outrageously modern life all her own, filled with controversy, passion, tragedy, and triumph.
The calling of the grave, Simon Beckett
'At first glance it could have been anything -- a stone, a knotted root -- until you looked more closely. Thrusting out of the wet earth, its bones visible through rags of flesh, was a decomposing hand...' It was eight years ago that they found the body buried on the moor. They were certain that this was one of psychotic rapist and multiple murderer Jerome Monk's teenage victims. Which left just two more bodies to find. But the ill-conceived search ended badly.
The ones we trust, Kimberly Belle
A moving and evocative exploration of grief and guilt in the wake of one family's devastating loss. When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she finds herself at the heart of a US army cover-up involving the death of a soldier in Afghanistan--with unspeakable emotional consequences for one family. As the story of what happened comes to light, Abigail will do anything to write it.
Blue Madonna, James R Benn
Billy Boyle, US Army detective and ex-Boston cop, faces his toughest investigation yet: infiltrating enemy lines in France as the Allies invade Normandy. It's late May 1944. Captain Billy Boyle is court-martialled on spurious charges of black market dealings. Stripped of his officer's rank, reduced to private, and sentenced to three months' hard labuor, Boyle is given an opportunity: he can avoid his punishment if he goes behind enemy lines to rescue a high-value Allied soldier.
Touching the world: a blind woman, two wheels, 25,000 miles, Cathy Birchall
The extraordinary story of Cathy Birchall, a blind woman, who set off with her companion Bernard Smith, to become the first blind person ever to circle the world on a motorbike, an 18 year old BMW R100. What transpired has become an inspirational worldwide story that challenges people to question their own self-imposed boundaries.
Dangerous reality, Malorie Blackman
'This is the story of Mum's latest miracle - VIMS - and how it almost got me killed …'VIMS - the Virtual Interactive Mobile System - is the creation of Dominic's scientist mum. And it's amazing. An artificial intelligence masterpiece controlled by a single glove and a special pair of glasses, it can disarm a car bomb, search through underground pipes - or hold a baby ... But then VIMS attacks violently and without warning, and Dominic realises it is no longer a fantastic game.
The fairies of Sadieville: a novel of the Tufa, Alex Bledsoe
Charming and lyrical, The Fairies of Sadieville concludes Alex Bledsoe's widely-praised contemporary fantasy series about the fairy descendants of Appalachia"This is real." Three small words on a film canister found by graduate students Justin and Veronica, who discover a long-lost silent movie from more than a century ago. The startlingly realistic footage shows a young girl transforming into a winged being.
The sword-edged blonde, Alex Bledsoe
Private investigator Eddie LaCrosse must come to terms with his tragic past when he is asked by an old friend to find his missing daughter, as he stumbles across another mystery involving the murder of a royal heir.
Pantheon, Sam Bourne
Europe is ablaze. America is undecided about joining the fight against Nazism. James Zennor, a brilliant, troubled Oxford don is horrified. Then he returns from rowing to discover his wife has disappeared with their young son, leaving a note declaring her continuing love. A frantic search through wartime England leads James across the Atlantic to one of America's greatest universities-- right to the heart of the American establishment.
The righteous men, Sam Bourne
New York Times reporter Will Monroe's investigation of a rash of seemingly random killings takes a dark and dangerous turn when his wife is kidnapped by shadowy enemies who want him to stop. Desperate to save his wife, Will follows the clues into the heart of New York's Hassidic community, and learns that the stakes of his quest are higher then he could ever imagine. As the death toll rises, he enlists an eccentric Kabbalah expert to decode his wife's captors' cryptic messages.
Everything happens for a reason: and other lies I've loved, Kate Bowler
Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specialises in the study of the prosperity gospel, a creed that sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God's disapproval. At thirty-five, everything in her life seems to point toward "blessing." She is thriving in her job, married to her high school sweetheart, and loves life with her newborn son. Then she is diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.
Wild child: and other stories, T Coraghessan Boyle
With trademark imagination, T.C. Boyle presents a collection of fourteen short stories. In the volume's title story, Victor, a feral boy in Napoleonic France, is captured and is introduced to civilization for the first time. However it is the child't captors that end up learning the most about humanity and civility.
The tortilla curtain, T Coraghessan Boyle
Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacker lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: he is a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Candido and America Rincon desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvation in a makeshift camp deep in the ravine.
The forgotten: how the people of one Pennsylvania county elected Donald Trump and changed America, Ben Bradlee
An up-close look at the voters of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania who decisively swung the state for Donald J. Trump, examining the role of the President's base as the midterm elections loom. Luzerne County Pennsylvania, as Ben Bradlee describes it, is a microcosm of the nation. While it boasts its own police, firemen, schools and municipal services, Luzerne has few urban centres and is fundamentally rural in character.
TB 12 method: how to achieve a lifetime of sustained peak performance, Tom Brady
The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady--the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at thirty-nine years old--a deeply practical "athlete's bible" that reveals Brady's revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages. In modern sports, some athletes have managed to transcend their competition in a way that no one will ever forget: Jordan. Jeter. Ali. Williams.
Here am I, Lord... send somebody else: how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things, Jill Briscoe
The forgiving jar, Wanda E Brunstetter
What would happen if you found out someone has been impersonating you? Sara Murray had never met her mother's parents and was surprised to learn after her death that they were Amish living in Pennsylvania. When she is finally able to make the trip to meet them, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be Sara. Sara can't understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter.
The Dysasters [electronic resource], P C Cast
P.C. and Kristin Cast, the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of the House of Night phenomenon, return to the scene with The Dysasters ?the first action-packed audiobook in a new paranormal fantasy series. Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster Stewart doesn't live a "normal" life, (not that she'd want to). But controlling cloud formations and seeing airwaves aren't things most eighteen year olds can do.
James Clavell's Shogun: the epic novel of Japan, James Clavell
A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love--all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.James Clavell's Sh?gun is a modern classic, a masterpiece of historical fiction that will continue to endure for decades to come.
Atomic habits: an easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones, James Clear
A revolutionary system to get 1 per cent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits.
Leaving Lavender Tides, Colleen Coble
Shauna and Zach's dream honeymoon--turned nightmare.Having narrowly avoided tragedy in their hometown of Lavender Tides, Washington, Shauna and Zach Bannister are finally on a honeymoon cruise through the Hawaiian islands. Lost in the glow of their newfound love, they eagerly anticipate basking in the warmth of the lush tropics. But soon the newlyweds begin receiving mysterious threats.
Gretel, Christopher Coleman
Christopher Coleman presents Book 1 in the Gretel series.
Marlene's revenge, Christopher Coleman
The witch has returned and no one is safe. Almost a year has passed since Anika and Gretel's horrifying night in an abandoned cannery in the Back Country, and the subsequent beginning of their quest to the Old Country for answers to the mysteries of Orphism. But rumors are reaching the far shore that the evil Witch of the North, presumed dead since that night of terror, is alive and strong. And hunting again. But this time no one is safe.
Leviathan wakes, James S A Corey
The first book in the landmark Expanse series, now a major television series from Syfy!Leviathan Wakes is James S. A. Corey's first novel in the epic, New York Times bestselling series the Expanse, a modern masterwork of science fiction where humanity has colonized the solar system.Two hundred years after migrating into space, mankind is in turmoil.
The pagan lord, Bernard Cornwell
Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. The Danes in the north, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, the great warrior, must return north to recapture his old family home, the great fortress, Bebbanburg. Loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every kingdom is drawn into a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation.
Sharpe's battle: the battle of Fuentes de Ońoro, May 1811, Bernard Cornwell
Spring, 1811: Quartered in a crumbling Portuguese fort, Richard Sharpe and his men are attacked by an elite French unit led by an old enemy of Sharpe's, and suffer heavy losses. Once more Sharpe's career is on the line; the army's high command blame Sharpe for the disaster and his career seems to be ruined. His only hope is to redeem himself by leading his men to glory in the narrow streets of Fuentes de Ońoro.
War of the wolf, Bernard Cornwell
At the fortress of the eagles, three kings will fight ... Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn't have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.
Sharpe's enemy: the defence of Portugal, Christmas 1812, Bernard Cornwell
Newly promoted, Major Sharpe's mission is to rescue a group of women taken hostage by a band of deserters, one of whom is his bitter enemy Sergeant Hakeswill. Sharpe now has the responsibility of his own company, as well as the newly formed Rocket Troop, which has its own challenges--the rockets are neither safe nor accurate. Sharpe seeks revenge against Hakeswill, but he must concentrate, as the lives of thousands of Allied soldiers depend on it.
Sharpe's fury: the battle of Barrosa, March 1811, Bernard Cornwell
In the winter of 1811, the war seems lost. Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz. Inside the city walls an intricate diplomatic dance is taking place and Richard Sharpe faces more than one enemy. Many Spaniards doubt Britain's motives and believe their future would be brighter if they made peace with the French. A small British force is trapped by a French army, and the only hope now lies with the outnumbered redcoats.
Sharpe's gold: the destruction of Almeida, August 1810, Bernard Cornwell
August, 1810: Captain Sharpe is tasked by Wellington to recover gold from a feared guerrilla band; a treasure that is crucial to winning the war. But the enemy renegade he faces strikes terror into the hearts of enemy and ally alike. And the enemy has no love for Sharpe, the man who has stolen his woman. But Sharpe's fiercest battles lie with the British officers, ignorant of his deadly secret and mistrustful of his ruthless methods.
Sharpe's fortress: the xiege of Gawilghur, December 1803, Bernard Cornwell
Recently made an officer, Sharpe is beginning to wish he was still a sergeant, as he marches with Sir Arthur Wellesley's army as it closes in on the retreating Mahrattas in western India. Hakeswill has powerful friends and now he wants Sharpe dead. The Mahrattas have taken refuge in Gawilghur, an impregnable fortress, and with them is another enemy, the renegade Englishman, William Dodd, who does not envisage defeat, only a glorious triumph.
Sharpe's devil: Napoleon and South America, 1820-1821, Bernard Cornwell
Five years on from Waterloo, Sharpe's peaceful retirement in Normandy is shattered. One of his old friends, Don Blas Vivar, has gone missing in Chile, reportedly killed by rebel forces, something his wife refuses to believe. Sharpe finds himself bound for Chile, along with Patrick Harper. Firmly believing that they are going to find the corpse of their friend, neither man can imagine the danger that awaits them.
Sharpe's eagle: the Talavera campaign, July 1809, Bernard Cornwell
Richard Sharpe finds himself clashing with incompetent officers and an inexperienced company, making himself dangerous enemies, even on his own side. Sharpe knows he must redeem the regiment by capturing the golden Imperial Eagle, a standard touched by Napoleon himself. Sharpe now leads his men into the bloodiest battle of the war, but through treachery and gunsmoke, through swordfight and bloody warfare, Sharpe saves his own life and the honour of the regiment.
Wild cards. III, Jokers wild, Felicia Day
Back in print after a decade is Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, featuring fiction by George R.R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, and others. On September 15, 1946, the Wild Card virus was released, spreading a wave of mutations around the globe. "Aces" were endowed with extraordinary powers, while "Jokers" were cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. September 15th is now Wild Card Day. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered.
Once a pilgrim, James Deegan
The Angry Sea: John Carr Series, Book 2, James Deegan
'Brutal and brilliant' Tom Marcus, author of SOLDIER SPY Former SAS Sergeant Major John Carr is relaxing on a Spanish beach, when a man with dark eyes attracts his attention. Fixated on a group of young Britons, the man doesn't notice Carr and soon moves on. Within the hour, the Costa del Sol will be plunged into one of the most audacious and horrifying terrorist attacks Europe has ever seen.
Bloodwitch, Susan Dennard
Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop a bloodthirsty horde of raiders preparing to destroy a monastery that holds more than just faith. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.
The warrior maiden, Melanie Dickerson
"When Mulan takes her father's place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realises she has been preparing for this journey her whole life, and that her life, and her mother's, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she can't prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death, or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher.
A hundred pieces of me, Lucy Dillon
If you had the chance to make a fresh start, what would you keep from your old life? What would you give away? Gina is starting her life again, after a difficult few years she'd rather forget. But the belongings she's treasured for so long just don't seem to fit who she is now. So Gina makes a resolution. She'll keep just a hundred items--the rest can go. But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring...
My husband the stranger, Rebecca Done
When Molly married Alex Frazer, she knew it was for ever. Theirs would be the perfect future. In sickness and in health. However, after a night out with his twin brother, Graeme, a terrible injury leaves Alex with permanent brain damage. In a single moment the man she married is transformed into someone new. Someone who has forgotten how to love her. And someone Molly isn't sure she can ever love again. Till death do us part. The Alex she married no longer exists.
A zoo in my luggage, Gerald Durrell
For animal lovers of all ages, the true story of how Gerald Durrell and his wife founded England's Jersey Zoo. The book begins with an account of Durrell's third trip to the British Cameroons in West Africa, during which he and his wife capture animals to start their own zoo. Returning to England with a few additions to their family, they have nowhere to put them as they haven't yet secured a place for their zoo.
House of echoes, Barbara Erskine
When Joss, an adopted child, discovers that her real mother has left the beautiful family home, Belheddon Hall, to her, she is thrilled, until she discovers that the Hall is haunted by a presence which will not tolerate husbands or sons living in the house. Joss Grant is eager to begin a new life when she inherits Belheddon Hall. She brings her husband, Luke, and their small son, Tom, to the dilapidated house, and sets about discovering her family roots.
On a hoof and a prayer: around Argentina at a gallop, Polly Evans
At the age of 34, Polly Evans decides to fulfil a childhood dream - to learn how to ride a horse. So she goes to Argentina and saddles up among the gauchos! Overcoming battered limbs, Polly canters through Andean vineyards and gallops beneath snow-capped Patagonian peaks. This is the stampeding story of Polly's journey from timorous equestrian novice to wildly whooping cowgirl...
Lethal legacy, Linda A Fairstein
When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she finds a neighbour convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen.
Sometimes I lie, Alice Feeney
My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me. 1. I'm in a coma 2. My husband doesn't love me any more 3. Sometimes I lie.
Gone by midnight, Candice Fox
Crimson Lake is where bad people come to disappear - and where eight-year-old boys vanish into thin air …On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young friends are left alone while their parents dine downstairs. But when Sara Farrow checks on the children at midnight, her son is missing. The boys swear they stayed in their room, and CCTV confirms Richie has not left the building. Despite a thorough search, no trace of the child is found.
Joey Pigza swallowed the key, Jack Gantos
To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.
Joey Pigza loses control, Jack Gantos
Joey, who is still taking medication to keep him from getting too wired, goes to spend the summer with the hard-drinking father he has never known and tries to help the baseball team he coaches win the championship.
Take Mum out, Fiona Gibson
Three blind dates; two teenage boys messing up her plans; and one man who'll melt Alice's heart 'You need to get back in the saddle...' Alice despises that phrase. She's fine being single--with two slothful teenage boys and a meringue business to run, she has enough on her plate without negotiating the troublesome world of modern dating. However, Alice's three best friends have other ideas.
Finding Stevie, Cathy Glass
A dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking on online. When Stevie's social worker tells Cathy, an experienced foster carer, that Stevie, 14, is gender fluid she isn't sure what that term means and looks it up. Stevie, together with his younger brother and sister, have been brought up by their grandparents as their mother is in prison. But the grandparents can no longer cope with Stevie's behaviour so they place him in care.
The strange case of the alchemist's daughter, Theodora Goss
Based on some of literature's horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders--and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' death, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past.
Beach Party Surf Monkey, Chris Grabenstein
Hilarious, fun-in-the-sun adventure about all the wacky things that happen when you live in a motel! There's always something wacky happening when you live in a motel, and P.T. (named after P. T. Barnum, of course) has grown up at the world's wackiest! When word gets out that the hottest teen idols in Hollywood (plus current YouTube sensation Kevin the Monkey!) will be filming their next movie--Beach Party Surf Monkey--right in St. Pete's Beach, Florida, P.T.
This naked mind: control alcohol, find freedom, discover happiness & change your life, Annie Grace
Millions of people worry that drinking is affecting their health, yet are unwilling to seek change because of the misery and stigma associated with alcoholism and recovery. They fear drinking less will be boring, difficult and involve deprivation, and significant lifestyle changes. This Naked Mind offers a new solution. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, it will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture.
Upstairs at the party, Linda Grant
'If you go back and look at your life there are certain scenes, acts, or maybe just incidents on which everything that follows seems to depend. If only you could narrate them, then you might be understood. I mean the part of yourself that you don't know how to explain.' In the early Seventies a glamorous and androgynous couple known collectively as Evie/Stevie appear out of nowhere on the isolated concrete campus of a new university.
A daughter's dream, Shelley Shepard Gray
A young teacher and farmer discover they have much in common, especially when it comes to healing old wounds from the past...and finding love in one another. Rebecca Kinsinger has always dreamed of being a teacher. But when she's given the opportunity she's been waiting for at Charm Amish School, she's dismayed to discover that teaching is hard work--work she's afraid she's not very good at. That is, until Lilly Yoder joins the class.
An Amish family Christmas, Shelley Shepard Gray
An unlikely Amish romance reveals that Christmas is a time for family, miracles--and love. Ever since his father died in a tragic fire, Levi Kinsinger has felt adrift. Newly returned to Charm, Ohio, Levi is trying to fit into his old life, only to discover he seems to have outgrown it.But when Julia, his young widowed neighbor, asks for his help with a Christmas project, Levi finds a sense of purpose for the first time in months.
A sister's wish, Shelley Shepard Gray
Aespectable young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks.Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman--at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role as homemaker, she's also harboring a secret: She's been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember. Too bad he's about as far from "perfect" as an Amish man could get... but that's exactly why she's so drawn to him.Life hasn't been kind to Simon.
All in, Shelley Shepard Gray
Meredith Hunt is content with her solo life. She owns and runs a successful Pilates studio, volunteers at the high school every week, and recently bought a house. She can take care of herself, which is good because she has a hard time relying on other people. When she's mugged and a handsome man comes to her rescue, she doesn't know how to accept his help - or how to stop staring into his chocolate-brown eyes. Ace Vance moved to Bridgeport to offer his fifteen-year-old son, Finn, a better life.
The care and feeding of ravenously hungry girls: a novel, Anissa Gray
The Butler family has had their share of trials, as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest, but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will.
The pier falls, Mark Haddon
An expedition to Mars goes terribly wrong. A seaside pier collapses. A thirty-stone man is confined to his living room. One woman is abandoned on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. Another woman is saved from drowning. Two boys discover a gun in a shoebox. A group of explorers find a cave of unimaginable size deep in the Amazon jungle. A man shoots a stranger in the chest on Christmas Eve.
The red house, Mark Haddon
After his mother's death, Richard, a newly remarried hospital consultant, decides to build bridges with his estranged sister, inviting Angela and her family for a week in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children, a single family and all of them strangers. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks. But in the quiet and stillness of the valley, ghosts begin to rise up. The parents Richard thought he had. The parents Angela thought she had.
The best and the brightest, David Halberstam
David Halberstam's masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain.
Standing at the edge: finding freedom where fear and courage meet, Joan Halifax
Standing at the Edge is an evocative examination of how we can respond to suffering, live our fullest lives, and remain open to the full spectrum of our human experience. Joan Halifax has enriched thousands of lives around the world through her work as a humanitarian, a social activist, an anthropologist, and as a Buddhist teacher.
The girl in the red coat, Kate Hamer
She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost. Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift.
To all the boys I've loved before, Jenny Han
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them ... all at once' Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren't love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she's written. One for every boy she's ever loved--five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only.
The hush, John Hart
Set in the same dark world as his beloved novel The Last Child, John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world--rarely seen--in this unforgettable audiobook. It's been ten years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon's life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; he has fans, groupies.
Who I am with you, Robin Lee Hatcher
Jessica was pregnant and facing divorce when her husband and daughter were killed in a car accident months ago. Left to endure the tragedy and her pregnancy alone, she pulls away from her friends and community instead of leaning on them for care and support. She feels far away from God, lost and floating without an anchor.
Searching for you, Jody Hedlund
1850. After witnessing a crime, Sophie Neumann needs to flee New York with her two young charges. She manages to find passage to Illinois on an orphan train, with the aid of the Children's Aid Society. Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm when an old friend shows up, pleading for help.
For whom the bell tolls, Ernest Hemingway
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war; three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal.
A farewell to arms, Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.
The old man and the sea, Ernest Hemingway
Tale of an aged Cuban fisherman going head-to-head (or hand-to-fin) with a magnificent marlin. His prize gets devoured by a school of sharks. Returning with little more than a skeleton, he takes to his bed and, in the very last line, cements his identification with his creator.
Semana santa, David Hewson
Southern Spain. It is in Semana Santa, Holy Week, and the heat is building up in the city. This is always a difficult time for the police, with thousands of visitors adding to thousands of hooded penitents parading through the medieval streets. In the modern slums and the fine old houses of the rich and influential, some have secrets going back to the terrible days of the Civil War.
Fool's assassin, Robin Hobb
Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more...
Maybe not, Colleen Hoover
When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change. Or maybe not. Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion.
Finding Cinderella, Colleen Hoover
A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will last only one hour, and it will be only make-believe. When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them seemed perfect only because they were pretending it was. Moments like that happen only in fairy tales ...
All your perfects: a novel, Colleen Hoover
A novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it. Quinn and Graham's perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.
A lady of esteem, Kristi Ann Hunter
Miss Amelia Stalwood may live in London at her absent guardian's townhouse, but she's never actually met any nobility; instead of aristocrats, her closest friends are servants. Quite by happenstance, she's introduced to the Hawthorne family and their close family friend, Anthony, the reformed Marquis of Raebourne.
The everything box: a novel, Richard Kadrey
2000 B.C. A beautiful, ambitious angel stands on a mountaintop, surveying the world and its little inhabitants below. He smiles because soon, the last of humanity who survived the great flood will meet its end, too. And he should know. He's going to play a big part in it. Our angel usually doesn't get to do field work, and if he does well, he's certain he'll get a big promotion. And now it's time. The angel reaches into his pocket for the instrument of humanity's doom.
The wrong dead guy, Richard Kadrey
Coop, a master thief sort of gone legit, saved the world from an ancient doomsday device heroism that earned him a gig working for the Department of Peculiar Science, a fearsome top secret government agency that polices the odd and strange. Now Woolrich, Coop's boss at the DOPS, has Coop breaking into a traveling antiquities show to steal a sarcophagus containing the mummy of a powerful Egyptian wizard named Harkhuf.
Hannibal: fields of blood, Ben Kane
Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely. But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome's generals seek to avoid confrontation. Eventually the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun. The place is Cannae - the fields of blood.
Hannibal: enemy of Rome, Ben Kane
In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus's father.
Eagles at war, Ben Kane
A Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, prepares to take his soldiers on patrol. On the opposite side of the river, German tribes are resentful of the harsh taxes about to be imposed upon them. Suspicious that there might be unrest, Tullus knows that his men's survival will be determined not just by their training and discipline, but by his leadership.
Hannibal: the patrol: a short story, Ben Kane
An exclusive straight to digital short story which also includes the first chapter of Ben Kane's Hannibal: Fields of Blood. Winter 218 BC. In Cisalpine Gaul, a Carthaginian patrol is moving stealthily through thick woodland. It's led by Hanno, one of Hannibal's young officers, and his second-in-command Mutt. Famished and cold, they are making for a town full of the grain that they desperately need.
Hunting the eagles, Ben Kane
Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three Roman legions in the wilds of Germania. Varus, the general who led the ill-fated army, is long dead and the bones of his 15,000 legionaries moulder in the forests. But not all the Romans were slain in the ambush. Centurion Tullus, a seasoned veteran, survived and now he lives for revenge upon the tribal chieftain Arminius, who masterminded the ambush.
Hannibal: enemy of Rome, Ben Kane
In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus's father.
The road to Rome, Ben Kane
In 48 B.C., having survived a disastrous campaign in Pythia as part of the Forgotten Legion and spent years fighting their way back to Rome, Romulus and Tarquinius have finally made it as far as Alexandria. On arrival, though, they find themselves in the midst of the Roman Civil War, are press-ganged into Caesar's thinning legions. Greatly outnumbered, they're fighting for their lives against the Egyptian army.
Before he finds her, Michael Kardos
She's only alive because he thinks she's already dead...Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a bloc party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter and disappeared...But everyone is wrong. Ramsey's daughter got away. Meg, now known as Melanie, has lived in isolation, protected by her adopted aunt and uncle. Now she is nearly eighteen and sick of hiding.
Wise guy: lessons from a life, Guy Kawasaki
Silicon Valley icon and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the unlikely stories of his life, and the lessons we can draw from them. He has been a fixture in the tech world since he was part of Apple's original Macintosh team in the 1980s. He's widely respected as a source of wisdom about entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketing, and business evangelism, which he's shared in bestselling books such as The Art of the Start and Enchantment.
River of stars, Guy Gavriel Kay
In his novel Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China's Tang Dynasty. Now, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later - a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song Dynasty. Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai.
The phantom of Nantucket, Carolyn Keene
A dream trip to Nantucket turns into a nightmare. Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait to start their trip to Nantucket. The three girls are there to visit Bess's family friend Jenna and go to the opening of an exhibit at the local whaling museum. Jenna's been working on the exhibit for months, but when the girls get to the museum, a threatening banner has replaced the welcome sign.
Secret at Mystic Lake, Carolyn Keene
To celebrate her birthday, George is taking Nancy and Bess on a three-day bike tour around the scenic Mystic Lake. They can't wait to spend time exploring the gorgeous landscape by day and camping under the stars at night. What they didn't count on was sabotage! First someone steals food and supplies from their packs. Then tour guide Caitlin vanishes overnight, and the entire group finds their tires slashed to bits. Now Nancy is cycling for clues instead of soaking up the scenery.
The clue at Black Creek Farm, Carolyn Keene
Nancy, Bess, and George are thinking about joining Black Creek Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Sam and Abby Heyworth run both Black Creek's organic farm and the CSA, a programme where people pay to receive fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. Buyers get local produce at a reasonable price; the farmers get money to run their farm.
Once upon a thriller, Carolyn Keene
Dear Diary ... All I wanted to do was buy a new book, read, and relax. But when Bess, George, and I visited the local bookstore in Avondale, we found it in flames, and before we knew it, we were in the middle of another mystery. Or was it the middle of one of the best-selling author Lacey O'Brien's books? I know it sounds really strange, but it seemed like mysteries in her books were coming alive: first, the fire; next, a sinking boat; and then, a missing statue.
A script for danger, Carolyn Keene
A film is being made in River Heights-and there's sabotage on the set-in this tenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic mystery series. Nancy's old friend-and former paralegal to Carson Drew-Alex Burgess is making a movie ... and it's filming in River Heights! On the first day of shooting, Alex invites Nancy, Bess, and George on set for a behind-the-scenes peek at how a movie is made.
The magician's secret, Carolyn Keene
A major magic trick leads to missing murder evidence in this eighth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. When she attends a performance by master illusionist Drake Lonestar, Nancy is skeptical. Lonestar is known for his razzle-dazzle wizardry, but can the magician really make the River Heights library disappear?As it turns out, he can--but that's not the only thing that goes missing. Key evidence to an upcoming murder trial disappears in the midst of the trick.
Past secrets, Cathy Kelly
Keep a secret too long and it will creep out when you least expect it... Behind the shining windows and rose-bedecked gardens of Summer Street, there are lots of secrets. There's the one that hard-working single mother, Faye, hides from her teenage daughter, Amber. And there's the one that thirty-year-old Maggie hides from herself. When fiery Amber decides to throw away her future for love, and when Maggie ends up back home looking after her sick mother, their secrets begin to bubble over.
The perfect holiday, Cathy Kelly
Sometimes all we need is a relaxing holiday in the sun. For Anthony and Carole, a week in a lovely Greek hotel has helped them mend the cracks in their marriage. For widowed Jessica, it's the longest she's ever gone without visiting her beloved husband's grave. However when the flight doesn't go according to plan, they are each forced to face up to the very things they have been avoiding for so long.
Best of friends, Cathy Kelly
In the beautiful town of Dunmore, four women understand what friendship really means. Abby's TV career is taking off, but her marriage to Tom is rocky. Meanwhile, her teenage daughter Jess despairs of ever finding a boyfriend. Lizzie has time for everyone: her grown-up children, her friends, even her ex-husband Myles, but never for herself. And then there's Erin, married and back in Ireland after eight years in Chicago.
The book of you, Claire Kendal
His name is Rafe, and he is everywhere Clarissa turns. At the university where she works. Her favorite sewing shop. The train station. Outside her apartment. His messages choke her voice mail; his gifts litter her mailbox. Since that one regrettable night, his obsession with her has grown, becoming more terrifying with each passing day. And as Rafe has made clear, he will never let her go.
I left my tent in San Francisco, Emma Kennedy
It's 1989, and Emma and her best friend Dee head to the USA to make their fortune. But completely inept and virtually unemployable, they discover that they can't even get a job in McDonald's. Forced to travel from California to New York with only pennies in their pockets, they bounce from scrape to scrape, surviving on their wits and the kindness of strangers. Bad luck and misfortune throw everything their way - snakes, earthquakes, black magic and incontinent dogs.
Summer house with swimming pool, Herman Koch
When a medical procedure goes horribly wrong and famous actor Ralph Meier winds up dead, Dr Marc Schlosser needs to come up with some answers. After all, reputation is everything in this business. Personally, he's not exactly upset that Ralph is gone, but as a high profile doctor to the stars, Marc can't hide from the truth forever. It all started the previous summer.
The dinner, Herman Koch
A summer's evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse: the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son.
Silver linings, Jayne Ann Krentz
Successful but shy, Seattle art dealer Mattie Sharpe fell hard for handsome, outspoken, professional adventurer Hugh Abbott. When he broke her heart and returned to his South Sea island home, Mattie vowed she'd only meet him again over her--or better, his--dead body.
Blind fury, Lynda La Plante
Close to a motorway service station, the body of a young woman is discovered. She appears to have no family, no friends, no one to identify her. DI Anna Travis is brought onto the team of investigators by DCS James Langton, who already suspects that this recent case could be linked to two unsolved murders. As more evidence is discovered the team realise that they are contending with a triple murder investigation--and no suspect.
Last stand of dead men, Derek Landy
War has finally come. Allies turn to enemies, friends turn to foes, and Skulduggery and Valkyrie must team up with the rest of the Dead Men if they're going to have any chance at all of maintaining the balance of power and getting to the root of a vast conspiracy that has been years in the making.
A complete phrase compilation for traveling to Finland, Innovative Language Learning
Always wanted to learn Finnish? Or, are you planning to visit Finland and want to speak with confidence? Whether you're a beginner or are prepping for a trip, you'll love this Audiobook compilation. Bonuses Inside: You get 3 Conversation Cheat Sheets and 1 Audiobook with this package. With Traveling to Finland, your trip to Finland will be smooth and enjoyable. Why? You will learn and master travel phrases for getting around, basic conversations and cultural insights through 100 easy lessons.
A complete phrase compilation for traveling to Norway, Innovative Language Learning
Always wanted to learn Norwegian? Or, are you planning to visit Norway and want to speak with confidence? Whether you're a beginner or are prepping for a trip, you'll love this Audiobook compilation. Bonuses Inside: You get 3 Conversation Cheat Sheets and 1 Audiobook with this package. With Traveling to Norway, your trip to Norway will be smooth and enjoyable. Why? You will learn and master travel phrases for getting around, basic conversations and cultural insights through 100 easy lessons.
A complete phrase compilation for traveling to Sweden, Innovative Language Learning
Always wanted to learn Swedish? Or, are you planning to visit Sweden and want to speak with confidence? Whether you're a beginner or are prepping for a trip, you'll love this Audiobook compilation. Bonuses Inside: You get 3 Conversation Cheat Sheets and 1 Audiobook with this package. With Traveling to Sweden, your trip to Sweden will be smooth and enjoyable. Why? You will learn and master travel phrases for getting around, basic conversations and cultural insights through 110 easy lessons.
A complete phrase compilation for traveling to Thailand, Innovative Language Learning
Always wanted to learn Thai? Or, are you planning to visit Thailand and want to speak with confidence? Whether you're a beginner or are prepping for a trip, you'll love this Audiobook compilation. Bonuses Inside: You get 3 Conversation Cheat Sheets and 1 Audiobook with this package. With Traveling to Thailand, your trip to Thailand will be smooth and enjoyable. Why? You will learn and master travel phrases for getting around, basic conversations and cultural insights through 110 easy lessons.
A complete phrase compilation for traveling to the Philippines, Innovative Language Learning
Always wanted to learn Filipino? Or, are you planning to visit the Philippines and want to speak with confidence? Whether you're a beginner or are prepping for a trip, you'll love this Audiobook compilation. Bonuses Inside: You get 3 Conversation Cheat Sheets and 1 Audiobook with this package. With Traveling to the Philippines, your trip to the Philippines will be smooth and enjoyable.
Learn German: a complete phrase compilation for traveling to Germany, Innovative Language Learning
Always wanted to learn German? Or, are you planning to visit Germany and want to speak with confidence?Whether you're a beginner or are prepping for a trip, you'll love this Audiobook compilation.With Traveling to Germany, your trip to Germany will be smooth and enjoyable. Why? You will learn and master travel phrases for getting around, basic conversations and cultural insights through 110 easy lessons. It's everything you need to get by and impress German natives.Just listen and repeat.
Ultimate guide to speaking business Cantonese for beginners, Innovative Language Learning
Do you want to learn Cantonese for work? Or do you want to work for an Cantonese-speaking company? If so, then you'll love The Ultimate Guide to Speaking Business Cantonese for Beginners (Deluxe Edition). With this audiobook, you learn how to speak business-level Cantonese and improve your communication skills. You learn how to introduce yourself politely. How to make calls. The phrases to use with clients. Even how to make after-work plans with your coworkers. You will learn all of this.
The arm of the starfish, Madeleine L'Engle
When Adam Eddington, a gifted marine biology student, makes the acquaintance of blonde and beautiful Kali Cutter at Kennedy International Airport on his way to Portugal to spend the summer working for the renowned scientist Dr. O'Keefe, he has no idea that this seemingly chance meeting will set into motion a chain of events he will be unable to stop. Caught between Kali's seductive wiles and the trusting adoration of Dr.
The young unicorns, Madeleine L'Engle
The Austins are trying to settle into their new life in New York City, but their once close-knit family is pulling away from each other. Their father spends long hours alone in his study working on the research project that brought the family to the city. John is away at college. Rob is making friends with people in the neighborhood: newspaper vendors, dog walkers, even the local rabbi. Suzy is blossoming into a vivacious young woman.
A ring of endless light, Madeleine L'Engle
After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He's very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys.Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother.
Meet the Austins, Madeleine L'Engle
For a family with four kids, two dogs, assorted cats, and a constant stream of family and friends dropping by, life in the Austin family home has always been remarkably steady and contented. When a family friend suddenly dies in a plane crash, the Austins open their home to an orphaned girl, Maggy Hamilton. The Austin children-Vicky, John, Suzy, and Rob-do their best to be generous and welcoming to Maggy.
The moon by night, Madeleine L'Engle
As if simply being fourteen-years-old weren't bad enough-what with the usual teenage angst and uncertainty, Vicky Austin's always comforting and reliable home life is changing completely. Her brother John is going off to college in the fall. Maggy, an orphan taken in by the Austins two years ago, has gone to live with her legal guardian. And the rest of Vicky's family is moving from their quiet house in the country to the heart of New York City.
Troubling a star, Madeleine L'Engle
The Austins have settled back into their beloved home in the country after more than a year away. Though they had all missed the predictability and security of life in Thornhill, Vicky Austin is discovering that slipping back into her old life isn't easy. She's been changed by life in New York City and her travels around the country while her old friends seem to have stayed the same.
Warrior of the wild, Tricia Levenseller
How do you kill a god? As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
The periodic table, Primo Levi
Largely a memoir of the years before and after Primo Levi's transportation from his native Italy to Auschwitz as an anti-Fascist partisan and a Jew, this book recounts, in clear, beautiful prose, the story of the Piemontese Jewish community from which Levi came, of his years as a student and young chemist at the inception of the Second World War, and of his investigations into the nature of the material world.
That hideous strength: a modern fairy-tale for grown-ups, C S Lewis
In That Hideous Strength, the brave philologist Dr. Ransom (modeled after Lewis's friend J. R. R. Tolkien) finds himself in a world of superior alien beings and scientific experiments run amok. There is a rumor that the powerful wizard Merlin has returned to the world of the living, and a sinister technocratic organization plans to use his power in their plot to "recondition" society.
Half of what you hear: a novel, Kristyn Kusek Lewis
Greyhill, Virginia--refuge of old money, old mansions, and old-fashioned ideas about who belongs and who doesn't--just got a few new residents. When Bess Warner arrives in town with her husband Cole and their kids, she thinks she knows what to expect.
On Turpentine Lane, Elinor Lipman
At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiancé is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state.
Dying light, Stuart MacBride
It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying. She's just the first. How many more will die? It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae it's a bad start to another bad day. Rosie won't be the only one making an unscheduled trip to the morgue.
Broken skin, Stuart MacBride
In the pale grey light of a chilly February, Aberdeen is not at its best! There's a rapist prowling the city's cold granite streets, leaving a string of tortured women behind. But while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend is out acting as bait, he's dealing with the blood-drenched body of an unidentified male, dumped outside Accident and Emergency.
The unlikely voyage of Jack de Crow, A J Mackinnon
"A couple of quiet weeks sailing the River Severn was the intention. Somehow things got out of hand - a year later I had reached Romania and was still going". Join A.J. Mackinnon, your charming and eccentric guide, on an amazing voyage in a boat called Jack de Crow.
The Kennedy debutante: a novel, Kerri Maher
A captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America's greatest political dynasties. London, 1938. The effervescent "It girl" of London society since her father was named the ambassador, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy moves in rarified circles, rubbing satin-covered elbows with some of the 20th century's most powerful figures.
The alchemist's secret, Scott Mariani
Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former Elite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children. When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life. The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before.
The sacred sword, Scott Mariani
Returning to the UK to try to sort out his stormy personal life, ex-SAS hero and former theology scholar Ben Hope runs into two old friends, Simeon and Michaela, who were once his fellow students at Oxford. Ben senses that Simeon is deeply troubled and frightened, but before the truth can emerge both he and Michaela are wiped out in a devastating road crash.
The Mozart conspiracy, Scott Mariani
Former SAS operative Ben Hope is running for his life. Enlisted by the beautiful Leigh Llewellyn - world famous opera star and Ben's first love - to investigate her brother's mysterious death, Ben finds himself caught up in a centuries-old puzzle. The official line states that Oliver died whilst investigating Mozart's death, but the facts don't add up. Oliver's research reveals that Mozart, a notable freemason, may have been killed by a shadowy and powerful splinter group of the cult.
The Nemesis program, Scott Mariani
While secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier, physicist Claudine Pommier becomes the victim of a remorseless and cruel murderer who breaks into her Parisian apartment. Maverick American biologist Dr Roberta Ryder receives a mysterious letter from her friend Claudine and travels to Paris to see her, only to learn of her shocking death.
Masterman Ready, Frederick Marryat
The Seagrave family, en route to Australia, are shipwrecked and become castaways on a desert tropical island. Thankfully Masterman Ready, a good man to have in a crisis, is on hand to build shelter and solve the many problems they encounter to build a fish pool, catch turtles and how to cultivate the available resources.
Mr. Midshipman Easy, Frederick Marryat
At fourteen the unworldly, idealistic Jack Easy leaves the luxury of his father's estate in England and sails into a world of action and adventure aboard the sloop of war HMS Harpy. At first Jack finds it hard to stomach the discipline of naval life and, with his mischievous sense of humour, is always getting himself into scrapes.
Down & dirty, George R R Martin
Let the secret history of the world be told-of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II, and of the handful of the survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were Jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others caused terror.
Knaves over queens, George R R Martin
In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth's population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces. Now the virus has reached Britain... Queen Margaret rules over a country in which such legendary figures as Herne the Hunter, Spring-heeled Jack and Babh, the goddess of war, roam at will.
Entry Island, Peter May
When Detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at Montreal's St. Hubert airfield, he does so without looking back. For Sime, the 850-mile journey ahead represents an opportunity to escape the bitter blend of loneliness and regret that has come to characterise his life in the city. Travelling as part of an eight-officer investigation team, Sime's destination lies in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
No further questions, Gillian McAllister
The unthinkable has happened to Martha. She thought her baby daughter would be safe with her sister Becky while she was called away with work. Becky might be more relaxed than Martha, but she's a good parent to her own son. But the news of her baby's death and, later, her own sister's arrest turns her whole world upside down. Martha will have to watch her sister stand trial, to hear the evidence build up piece by piece. Her husband is sure of Becky's guilt.
Will I ever be good enough?: healing the daughters of narcissistic mothers, Karyl McBride
McBride offers a book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers.
Darkest hour: how Churchill brought us back from the brink, Anthony McCarten
May 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill must deal with this horror--as well as a skeptical king, a party plotting against him, and an unprepared public.
The skeleton road, Val McDermid
This masterpiece of suspense begins in Edinburgh with the discovery of a skeleton. Investigators are shocked to find this is not the result of a recent crime but in fact a death that has remained hidden and unknown for several decades. The stakes rise when unexpected connections to the Croatian military are uncovered. When evil has no borders and the past refuses to stay in the past, everyone involved is placed into new and unforeseen danger.
Zucked: waking up to the Facebook catastrophe, Roger McNamee
The story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it.If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter.
As bright as heaven, Susan Meissner
In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters—Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa—a chance at a better life. But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America.
A bridge across the ocean, Susan Meissner
Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women--past and present. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Résistance spy. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands.
Widows & orphans, Susan Meissner
When attorney Rachael Flynn learns her bighearted younger brother has been arrested, she at first takes it in stride; Joshua has been in trouble before when his zeal for helping the downtrodden and disadvantaged pitted him against the law. But this time the charge is murder and he's confessed to the crime. Certain that he's innocent, Rachael begs Joshua to let her represent him, but her brother refuses her offer of counsel.
Stars over Sunset Boulevard, Susan Meissner
Two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship. Los Angeles, present day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister's vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie... Los Angeles, 1938.
Stars above: a Lunar chronicles collection, Marissa Meyer
A collection of stories from the universe of the Lunar Chronicles answer such questions as: How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?.
Polaris rising: a novel, Jessie Mihalik
In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her High House is as a pawn in a political marriage. When her father arranges for her to wed a noble from House Rockhurst, a man she neither wants nor loves, Ada seizes control of her own destiny.
How to be alone: if you want to, and even if you don't, Lane Moore
The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book .Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage--whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance--as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan.
Mental toughness in golf. 2, Pre shot routines, Aidan P Moran
Aidan is Director of the Psychology Research Laboratory in University College, Dublin. Aidan's work for the last twenty years has included one to one coaching on mental toughness with top players including Major winners.
The Girl Next Door, Phoebe Morgan
'Skilfully plotted and with a twist I never saw coming...a terrific read!' Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood One little lie just became deadly... Perfect mother. Perfect wife. Jane Goodwin has spent years building her picture-perfect life in the quiet town of Ashdon. So when the girl next door, sixteen-year-old Clare Edwards, is found murdered, Jane knows she must first protect her family. Every marriage has a few white lies and hers is no exception.
Land of the blind, Barbara Nadel
Istanbul--in antiquity, called the Land of the Blind--is a city where old and new collide. The fallout can be deadly... Beneath the ruined Constantinople Hippodrome lies a body: a woman, clutching a piece of red stone. She's recently given birth, but the baby is gone. Inspector Cetin Ikmen discovers she was Ariadne Savva, a Byzantine specialist trying to protect the historic areas of Istanbul threatened by property developer Ahmet Oden.
A private business, Barbara Nadel
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.
An Act of Kindness, Barbara Nadel
Lee Arnold and Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London's East End. But their latest case could have devastating consequences. A young Asian couple move into a dilapidated house in Upton Park. The woman, Nasreen, spends her time working alone on the house, whilst her husband Abdullah goes to work. When Nasreen's friend, a homeless man, disappears she is reluctant to go to the police and reaches out to the Arnold Detective Agency.
Unforgettable you, Brenda Novak
New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak returns to Silver Springs, where no past mistake is so big the heart can't find a way to fix it.Jada Brooks couldn't have known how her life would change when she fell for bad boy Maddox Richardson back in high school. She couldn't have known his troubled brother would leave hers forever crippled. Or that she'd be forced to shun Maddox completely--only to discover she was carrying his child.
The Black Coats, Colleen Oakes
A novel about a secret society of girls who plot revenge on the men who hurt them. The enigmatic Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who have hurt girls and women for years. The killer of Thea's cousin went free, and Thea has just received an invitation to join the Black Coats' balancings - acts of revenge meant to teach a lesson. Justice for Natalie has never felt so close.
In search of the canary tree: the story of a scientist, a cypress, and a changing world, Lauren Oakes
The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world. Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to hunt for a dying tree: the yellow-cedar. With climate change as the culprit, the death of this species meant loss for many Alaskans. Oakes and her research team wanted to chronicle how plants and people could cope with their rapidly changing world.
Becoming, Michelle Obama
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the United StatesIn a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.
Murder at an Irish wedding, Carlene O'Connor
Any wedding is a big deal in the small village of Kilbane--even more so when the bride is a famous fashion model. It's also good for business; Siobhan O'Sullivan's bistro will be catering the three-day affair. When the drunken best man is disinvited, Siobhan's own beau, Macdara, gladly steps in. But finding the original best man murdered in the woods casts a pall over the nuptials. And when a second member of the wedding party is poisoned, Macdara goes from being best man to prime suspect.
Murder in an Irish pub, Carlene O'Connor
The murder of a skilled poker player at the local pub has Siobhan O'Sullivan in a rush to play her cards right and find the killer before they strike again.
Murder in an Irish Churchyard, Carlene O'Connor
It's official! Siobhan is now Garda O'Sullivan, and her five siblings couldn't be prouder. While her brother James runs Naomi's Bistro, Siobhan is doing her part to keep the village safe. Of course, Kilbane is pretty quiet compared to a place like Dublin, where Macdara Flannery has gone to be a detective sergeant. Then one night the local priest summons Siobhan to the church cemetery. There's a dead man in the graveyard--aboveground.
Someone special, Sheila O'Flanagan
Romy Kilkenny loves her life in Australia she has her dream job, an active lifestyle, and best friend Keith who understands her better than anyone. And she couldn't be further from her family. But when her family needs her back in Ireland, she is thrust into the lives of her mother and half-siblings again. Romy has never fitted in with her family and now with Keith too far away to give comfort, she feels even more like an outsider ...
Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler, Lynne Olson
The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization--the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war.
Dorothy must die stories, Danielle Paige
Dorothy Gale received a package on the night of her 16th birthday: a pair of red high-heeled shoes. Dear Dorothy, the note read. I thought about silver to match the ones you lost, but in the end I decided that red was more your color. I think you know what to do with them. And with a knock of her heels, Dorothy returned to the magical land that made her a star- and Oz would never be the same again.
Erebus: the story of a ship, Michael Palin
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Erebus, written and read by Michael Palin. In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Erebus.
Blue screen, Robert B Parker
Sunny Randall, the Boston P.I. with a personal life as tangled as that of her clients, is hired on as a bodyguard to an up-and-coming starlet, and discovers some ugly truths behind her glossy fa?de. Buddy Bollen is a C-list movie mogul who made his fortune producing films of questionable artistic merit. When Buddy hires Sunny Randall to protect his rising star and girlfriend, Erin Flint, Sunny knows from the start that the prickly, spoiled beauty won't make her job easy.
Danger down the Nile, James Patterson
Four kids on a quest to find the legendary Mines of King Solomon...and their parents.Bick, Beck, Storm and Tommy are navigating their way down the Nile, from hot and dusty Cairo to deep dark jungles, past some seriously bad guys along the way.They'll need all their survival instincts just to make it out alive...
Treasure hunters, James Patterson
Treasure hunting is no laughing matter... unless you're treasure hunting with these kids.Bick Kidd's parents were world-famous treasure hunters - until they mysteriously disappeared. Now he and the rest of the Kidds - Beck, Tommy, and Storm - have to finish their mom and dad's last major mission... before it finishes THEM.Join the first family of adventure on the most dangerous - and hilarious - hunt of their lives!Includes a bonus PDF of illustrations.
Secret of the Forbidden City, James Patterson
The Kidds - treasure hunting family extraordinare - are heading to China, on a journey that will lead them beyond the Great Wall and into the underbelly of Berlin. Bick and Beck Kidd are desperately trying to secure the ancient Chinese artefact that will buy their mother's freedom from renegade pirates.
The expats, Chris Pavone
Kate Moore is an expat mum, newly transplanted from Washington D.C. to Luxembourg, where her days are filled with play dates and coffee mornings. Kate is also guarding a secret--one so momentous it could destroy her. She suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be, and finds herself looking over her shoulder, terrified her past is catching up with her. Soon Kate is buried in layers of deceit so thick they threaten her family, her marriage and her life.
The Accident, Chris Pavone
In New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of an anonymous manuscript. In Copenhagen, CIA operative Hayden Gray is suddenly staring down the barrel of a gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life. Over the course of one long, perilous day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication, placing everything at risk--and everyone in mortal peril.
The storyteller, Jodi Picoult
Sage Singer has a past that makes her want to hide from the world. But when she strikes up an unlikely friendship with Josef Weber, a quiet old man and respected pillar of the community, she feels that finally, she may have found someone she can open up to. Until Josef tells her the evil secret he's kept for sixty years...
Rosie's Travelling Tea Shop, Rebecca Raisin
The trip of a lifetime! Rosie Lewis has her life together. A swanky job as a Michelin-Starred Sous Chef, a loving husband and future children scheduled for exactly January 2021. That's until she comes home one day to find her husband's pre-packed bag and a confession that he's had an affair.
Just off for a walk, Stephen Reynolds
What happens when a 37-year-old office worker, who exercises marginally less than the average cheese sandwich, decides to walk 630 miles of challenging coastline in one go? Will he go on an epic voyage of self-discovery…
The silver boat, Luanne Rice
Three far-flung sisters come home to Martha's Vineyard one last time. Their mother's beach house is the only place any of them ever found true happiness and they need to begin the difficult process of letting go. Memories of their grandmother, mother, and their Irish father, who sailed away the year Dar turned twelve, rise up and expose the fine cracks in their family myth--especially when a cache of old letters reveals enough truth to send them back to their ancestral homeland.
Sandcastles, Luanne Rice
Painter Honor Dillon has made a life for herself and her three daughters--Regis, Agnes, and Cecilia--at Star of the Sea Academy on the magical Connecticut shore. Here she teaches art at the convent school's beautiful seaside campus, over which Honor's sister-in-law, mother superior Bernadette Ignatius, keeps a benevolent and watchful eye. No one could have foreseen the day rebellious Regis would come home with the stunning news that she was getting married.
The edge of winter, Luanne Rice
Neve Halloran and her daughter have shared a fierce love for the austere beauty of Rhode Island's South County ever since Neve guided Mickey's first baby steps along the sandy shore. Now, with Mickey a teenager and Neve's last hope for happiness with her daughter's loving but unstable father gone, both will struggle to make a new life together amid the windswept landscape that sustains them.
The lost flowers of Alice Hart, Holly Ringland
Nine-year-old Alice Hart grows up in an isolated, idyllic home between sugar cane fields and the sea, where her mother's enchanting flowers and their hidden messages shelter her from the dark moods of her father. When tragedy irrevocably changes her life, Alice goes to live with the grandmother she never knew existed, on an Australian native flower farm that gives refuge to women who, like Alice, are lost or broken.
The last sin eater, Francine Rivers
Set in the 1850s Smoky Mountains, Rivers tells the gripping tale of a girl who's desperate to remove the guilt of her sister's death and anxious to absolve her departed grandmother of sins. While seeking the elusive Sin Eater, she uncovers a hideous secret and finds the truth.
Bridge to haven, Francine Rivers
To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua-- Abra' s closest friend-- watch her grow into an exotic beauty.
Blood mist, Mark Roberts
Two massacred families, with signs of ritual killings. A nine-year-old-child, abandoned in the snow. As Liverpool holds its breath, DCI Eve Clay hunts a sadistic killer who knows more about her past than she does. Her search will take her deep into the tunnels beneath Liverpool, boarded up and forgotten since World War II. There, deep underground, she will come face to face with true evil for the first time.
A woman is no man, Etaf Rum
Three generations of Palestinian American women living in Brooklyn are torn between individual desire and the strict mores of Arab culture in this heart-wrenching story of love, intrigue, courage, and betrayal that will resonate with women from all backgrounds, giving voice to the silenced and agency to the oppressed.
Contact, Carl Sagan
At first it seemed impossible - a radio signal that came not from Earth but from far beyond the nearest stars. But then the signal was translated, and what had been impossible became terrifying. For the signal contains the information to build a Machine that can travel to the stars. A Machine that can take a human to meet those that sent the message. They are eager to meet us: they have been watching and waiting for a long time. And now they will judge.
The wrong highlander, Lynsay Sands
A laird's daughter kidnaps a Highlander--and loses her heart... in New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands' new historical romance.Lady Evina Maclean has heard much about Rory Buchanan's skill as a healer. What she hasn't heard is how good the brawny Highlander looks bathing in a waterfall. But Evina can't afford the distraction, for her ailing father urgently needs care.
Radical kindness: the life-changing power of giving and receiving, Angela C Santomero
The beloved creator of Blues Clues and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and proteg.
Off the rails: a train trip through life, Beppe Severgnini
In this witty and entertaining collection of travel tales, an acclaimed journalist explores his obsession with trains--and what his rail journeys have taught him about culture and identity. "I've gone around the world in installments. Every trip has been a revelation. I've watched regions, nations, and continents change moods and I've met more people on trains than in forty years of airplane flights. Every train trip has been a spectacle. Trains are stages, cafés, bazaars.
Startup: a novel, Doree Shafrir
Mack McAllister has a $600 million dollar idea. His mindfulness app, TakeOff, is already the hottest thing in tech and he's about to launch a new and improved version that promises to bring investors running and may turn his brainchild into a $1 billion dollar business--in startup parlance, an elusive unicorn. Katya Pasternack is hungry for a scoop that will drive traffic.
A song from dead lips, William Shaw
London, 1968. A young woman is found naked and strangled in an alley in well-to-do St John's Wood. The neighbours would love to pin it on the enigmatic black stranger who has just moved in. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen is convinced there's more to the case than anyone wants to admit; no-one's listening. In walks WPC Helen Tozer--awkward chatterbox, farmgirl, and the first woman to enter the murder unit--and gives Breen a breakthrough.
A book of scars, William Shaw
1969. Five years ago, teenager Alexandra Tozer was murdered. Her sister Helen Tozer will never forget. Returning home after quitting the Met Police, she brings with her the recovering Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen, who slowly becomes possessed by the unsolved case. But Breen is on a trail, for the two men connected to this case met in Kenya, during the Mau Mau uprising; and the history that Britain has turned its face from is now returning to haunt it.
Lost books and old bones, Paige Shelton
A delightful new mystery featuring bookseller and amateur sleuth Delaney Nichols, set in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Emergence, A J Sikes
Most will run, but the brave will fight... A deadly virus is sweeping through America's cities, pitting the worst humanity has to offer against its best warriors and scientists in a race against extinction. The virus doesn't just kill. It transforms and creates monsters of men and women called Variants. New York firefighter Meg Pratt is among those trapped in New York City.
Snatched, Karin Slaughter
FBI Special Agent Will Trent's instinct is put to the test. An exclusive straight to digital short story from the No.1 bestseller.On assignment at Atlanta's busy airport Special Agent Will Trent is forced to make a split-second decision. But is it the right one?Multi-million copy, international bestselling thriller writer Karin Slaughter is known for her razor-sharp plotting and her ability to put the reader right at the heart of the crime.
Pieces of her, Karin Slaughter
The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with an electrifying novel of devastating secrets and hidden lives that probes the fraught relationship between daughters and mothers and the lengths we go to protect those we love. What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura.
Dear Bob and Sue, Matt Smith
Written as a series of emails, Dear Bob and Sue is the story of Matt and Karen Smith's journey to all fifty-nine U.S. National Parks.
Dear Bob and Sue. Season 2, Matt Smith
Season 2 is the follow-up to Dear Bob and Sue, a charming and sometimes irreverent chronicle of a middle-aged couple as they visit each of the country's fifty-nine national parks, testing their mettle and stretching their endurance. In their second book of the series, follow Matt and Karen as they work their way around the western United States discovering some of our most beautiful public lands, hidden gems, and revisiting a few of their favourite national parks.
The long way home, Lauraine Snelling
Sisters of the Confederacy, Lauraine Snelling
When Jesselynn Highwood discovers that her destination in Missouri has been ravaged, she sets out on the Oregon Trail, while her sister Louisa has taken on the daunting task of smuggling desperately needed supplies for the hospital in Richmond.
Death in the woods, Bernie Steadman
Meet Detective Inspector Dan Hellier, a man who needs to redeem his career and catch a killer. Soon after DI Hellier returns home to Exeter under a cloud, the body of a talented young singer is found in the woods. When her death reveals links to the boss of a recording studio, a predatory gang and a school music teacher, Hellier knows he has his work cut out.
The art of racing in the rain, Garth Stein
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast.
The study of animal languages: a novel, Lindsay Stern
"An exuberant, wise, and darkly funny novel from an essential new voice in fiction."--Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest Meet Ivan and Prue: a married couple - both experts in language and communication - who nevertheless cannot seem to communicate with each otherIvan is a tightly wound philosophy professor whose reverence for logic and order governs not only his academic interests, but also his closest relationships.
Scream and scream again!: spooky stories from mystery writers of America, R L Stine
A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream!R.L. Stine--the godfather of Goosebumps--and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories.Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists and turns, dark corners, and devilish revenge.
Forget you know me: a novel, Jessica Strawser
A video call between friends captures a shocking incident no one was supposed to see.The secrets it exposes threaten to change their lives forever. Molly and Liza have always been enviably close. Even after Molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary family member. But after Liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit--in the friendship and the marriage.
Best day ever: a psychological thriller, Kaira Sturdivant
"As I opened the door and stepped into the humid night, her scream followed me out. But I knew there was still love for me in her heart... I'm unforgettable." Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them.
Bible. English. New International. 2015, David Suchet
The New International Version--today's most read, most trusted translation. The multiple-voice dramatization brings the Bible to life with world-class narration and colorful, true-to-the-text character renderings. Fully orchestrated background with sound effects that provide maximum enhancement. Digital engineering from start to finish, it delivers the ultimate clarity and listening enjoyment.
Zen mind, beginner's mind, Shunry? Suzuki
Zen mind is one of those enigmatic phrases used by Zen teachers to throw you back upon yourself, to make you go behind the words them selves and begin wondering.
My other life, Paul Theroux
With no apparent plot, life, to the hero of My Other Life, is often messier than fiction - sometimes it appears our hero is leading many separate lives. The only connection is that they all involve the same person. Pavel Medved, Paulie, or Paul Theroux, the fictional narrator of these memoirs and a man of many guises, has reconstructed his past, giving it wit and life, tragedy and pathos and imposed an order on it through careful editing.
The lower river, Paul Theroux
Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa. He runs an old-fashioned menswear store in a small town in Massachusetts but still dreams of his Eden, the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, cut short when he had to return to take over the family business. When his wife leaves him, and he is on his own, he realizes that there is one place for him to go: back to his village in Malawi, on the remote Lower River, where he can be happy again.
Mr Bones: twenty stories, Paul Theroux
A family watches, horrified, as their patriarch transforms into the wise-cracking lead of an old-timey minstrel show. An art collector gleefully destroys his most valuable pieces. A young artist devotes himself to a wealthy, malicious gossip, knowing that it's just a matter of time before she turns on him. Paul Theroux explores the tenuous leadership of the elite and the surprising revenge of the overlooked.
Murder in Mount Holly, Paul Theroux
During the time of Lyndon Johnson's presidency, Herbie Gneiss is forced to leave college to get a job. His income from the Kant-Brake toy factory, which manufactures military toys for children, keeps his chocolate-loving mother from starvation. Mr. Gibbon, a patriotic veteran of three wars, also works at Kant-Brake. When Herbie is drafted, Mr. Gibbon falls in love with Herbie's mother and they move in together at Miss Ball's rooming house. Since Herbie is fighting for his country, Mr.
Sissy: a coming-of-gender story, Jacob Tobia
A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above."When the political reality facing this country seems dark, we need shinier, sparklier thinkers in the public eye. With a signature style matched only by their wit, Jacob fits that bill perfectly.
The Black Ascot, Charles Todd
An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible--but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade.
An unmarked grave, Charles Todd
World War I nurse and amateur sleuth Bess Crawford matches wits with a devious killer in this exciting and suspenseful adventure from New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd. In the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu epidemic spreads, killing millions of soldiers and civilians across the globe. Overwhelmed by the constant flow of wounded soldiers coming from the French front, battlefield nurse Bess Crawford must now contend with hundreds of influenza patients as well.
The ragged trousered philanthropists, Robert Tressell
Robert Tressell's novel is about survival on the underside of the Edwardian Twilight, about exploitative employment when the only safety nets are charity, workhouse, and grave. Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to rouse their political will by the Socialist visionary Frank Owen, the book is both an entertaining story and a passionate appeal for a fairer way of life.
Very Valentine: a novel, Adriana Trigiani
Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the first novel in a trilogy and is sure to be the new favorite of Trigiani's millions of fans around the world ...
Keeping at it: the quest for sound money and good government, Paul A Volcker
The extraordinary life story of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose absolute integrity provides the inspiration we need as our constitutional system and political tradition are being tested to the breaking point.As chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979-1987), Paul Volcker slayed the inflation dragon that was consuming the American economy and restored the world's faith in central bankers.
No spin, Shane Warne
Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden's five cricketers of the twentieth century. A sporting idol across the globe. A magnet for the tabloids. But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since his explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. The real story has remained untold. In No Spin, Shane sets the record straight.
I am missing, Tim Weaver
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of I Am Missing by Tim Weaver. Read by Joe Coen, Charlotte Ritchie and featuring the author himself. When a young man wakes up bruised and beaten, with no memory of who he is or where he came from, the press immediately dub him 'The Lost Man'. Naming himself Richard Kite, he spends the next ten months desperately trying to find out who he is. But despite media appeals and the efforts of the police, no one knows him.
Fall from grace, Tim Weaver
When Leonard Franks and his wife Ellie leave London for a dream retirement in Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But one afternoon, Leonard goes to fetch firewood, and never returns. With the police investigation dead in the water, Ellie turns to David Raker. Raker tracks down missing people for a living, but nothing can prepare him for this. Because, behind Leonard's disappearance, lies a deadly secret, buried so deep it was never meant to be found.
Vanished, Tim Weaver
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Vanished by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Andrew Brooke. He got on the train. He didn't get off. So where did he go? For millions of Londoners, the morning of 17 December is just like any other. But not for Sam Wren. An hour after leaving home, he gets onto a tube train - and never gets off again. No eyewitnesses. No trace of him on security cameras. Six months later, he's still missing.
Chasing the dead, Tim Weaver
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Chasing the Dead by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Lee Ingleby. One year ago, Alex Towne's body was found. One month ago, his mother saw him on the street. One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him. Now he wishes he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck.
What remains, Tim Weaver
Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. Their search will unravel a thread of tragedy spanning years, and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left...
A thousand sisters: the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II, Elizabeth E Wein
The true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II. In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment--nicknamed the "night witches"--faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames.
14 days to die, A B Whelan
Stay-at-home mom Sarah Johnson has the perfect family's handsome, hardworking husband and two healthy and beautiful children. At least, that's what she's been telling herself for years. After the tragedies in her youth, Sarah deemed living a lie easier than dwelling on the past and facing her everyday failures. To avoid any kind of confrontation at home she doesn't read her husband's emails or spy on him like most jealous wives do.
As sick as our secrets, A B Whelan
Olivia Campbell has the life most women want. A respected husband, beautiful home, and the freedom that only financial security can provide. But not all is as it appears... Olivia has secrets, and after discovering a hidden journal in her husband's study, she realizes that she's not the only one. As her picture perfect world starts to fall apart around her, Olivia wonders just how deep the secrets run as she finds herself immersed in the investigation of a young missing girl.
The history of science, Peter Whitfield
"This is the foundation of all: that we are not to imagine or suppose, but to discover what nature does, or may be made to do". Thus did Francis Bacon, early in the 17th century, outline the future of science and technology. This drive for knowledge and power has now given us a world dominated by science, and this audiobook tells the story of how we have arrived there.
The Way Inn: a novel, Will Wiles
The Way Inn is a global chain of budget hotels, and Neil Double is a valued member of its loyalty scheme. His life of budget travel would be hell for most, but for Neil it's a kind of paradise. But then Neil meets a woman he has seen before in unsettling circumstances. As he tries to find the woman again, he is drawn into the appalling secret that lurks behind the fake smiles of the hotel.
Tending roses, Lisa Wingate
When Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmother's Missouri farm with her husband and baby son, she learns that the lessons that most enrich our lives often come unexpectedly. The family has given Kate the job of convincing Grandma Rose, who's become increasingly stubborn and forgetful, to move off her beloved land and into a nursing home. But Kate knows such a change would break her grandmother's heart. Just when Kate despairs of finding answers, she discovers her grandma's journal.

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The demon lover, Elizabeth Bowen
A story from Night in the Front Line, a collection of Second World War short stories. One of Elizabeth Bowen's most well-known stories, The Demon Lover sees Mrs Drover return to her abandoned London home, her family having settled into evacuated life in the countryside, to find a letter waiting for her.
Hidden depths, Ann Cleeves
A hot summer on the Northumberland coast and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylised murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope intrigued. But then another body is discovered in a rock pool, the corpse again strewn with flowers. Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death.
On a turning tide, Ellie Dean
As the Allied troops draw closer to victory, life at Beach View Boarding House is still full of uncertainty. Rosie's plans for her wedding to Ron Reilly are plagued with misunderstandings. Ron takes on a secret assignment just days before they are due to say their vows, jeopardising their plans. Meanwhile, Peggy Reilly embraces her new managerial role at the uniform factory, but when an old school adversary starts work, Peggy must win her own battles on the home front.
Before and again, Barbara Delinsky
Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment, but the resulting collision was enough to rob her of her life as she knew it. Forced to start again, she moved to a small town under a new name - Maggie Reid. Her only goal is to stay under the radar, and she can't risk telling her new friends too much about her previous life. But when a friend's teenage son is thrust into the national spotlight, Maggie is torn between protecting herself and supporting them.
It takes one to know one, Isla Dewar
Charlie Gavin was abducted as a baby. He didn't know who he was or where he came from. His mission was to find himself. And when he did, he decided to spend his life finding other lost souls by opening the Be Kindly Missing Persons Bureau. Martha Walters, his assistant, has had her 15 minutes of almost fame and failed. Now, dealing with her guilt and pain, she lives with her mum and dotes on her young daughter.
Night in the front line: and other Second World War stories, Ann-Marie Einhaus
The Second World War sparked the writing of hundreds of short stories, by servicemen and women as well as civilians. They appeared in magazines and collections during and after the war, and addressed all areas of the conflict, from the home front to service abroad. Short stories offer a wonderful insight into everyday concerns on the various front lines, and illustrate the humour that kept up morale, as well as the despair and confusion felt by so many.
A mother's love, Katie Flynn
Liverpool, 1940. There comes a moment in every child's life when they must learn to stand on their own two feet. For 15-year-old Ellie Lancton, that time has come all too soon. The death of her mother and the increase in air raids leaves Ellie alone and in grave danger. It's not long before she is forced to leave her beloved Liverpool behind and cross the Mersey to seek refuge in the countryside.
Never tell, Lisa Gardner
A man is dead, shot three times in his home office. But his computer has been shot twelve times, and when the cops arrive, his pregnant wife is holding the gun. D. D. Warren arrives on the scene and recognizes the woman - Evie Carter. Evie's father was killed in a shooting that was ruled an accident. But for D.D., two coincidental murders is too many. Flora Dane sees the murder of Conrad Carter on the TV news and immediately knows his face. But D.D.
For the love of Liverpool, Ruth Hamilton
Kate Owen is a woman fleeing from the past. Leaving a rewarding job in London, she's uprooted her life and given away her daughter to keep them both safe. Damaged from a traumatic event that broke her family apart, she attempts to find peace in Liverpool. There she meets the seemingly eligible Alex Price, who offers her a glimpse of a happy future.
The drop, Mick Herron
Old spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he's witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But in relaying his suspicions to John Bachelor, who babysits retired spies like Solly, he sets in train events which will alter lives.
Hannah's holiday, Noelene Jenkinson
Three women arrive in Tingara for different reasons and become friends. Romance enters their lives along the way as each struggles to find what they need. Workaholic accountant, Hannah Charles, takes a leap of faith and a badly needed holiday in a house swap from the Cotswolds to converted St. Anne's church in Tingara, Australia. Easy-going architect-cum-artist, Will Bennett, has family estrangement issues and lives an alternative lifestyle in the small country town.
Tennessee night, Stephen Leather
Children are killing themselves across the State of Tennessee. Is it a horrible coincidence, or are dark forces at work? When Jack Nightingale learns that there is a mysterious list of children who are at risk, he takes the case, spurred on by the fact that he knows one of the names and that makes it personal. His investigation brings him up against a demon from Hell who is being used on a mission of revenge.
Night in the front line, Molly Lefebure
A story from Night in the Front Line, a collection of Second World War short stories. In Night in the Front Line, the title story of this collection, Molly Lefebure vividly captures the different reactions of one small community to the Blitz. When Mrs Brown is found sheltering under her stairs during a raid, she is quickly rushed to the safety of the local school. There, amidst the chaos and panic, she meets an array of neighbours in varying states of distress.
Song of the dead, Douglas Lindsay
A dead man walks into a police station. He tells a tale - bizarre as it is grotesque - of kidnap and organ harvesting. John Baden's story of being held prisoner for twelve years sounds far-fetched - but it's all about to get much, much stranger. DI Ben Westphall has been given the case because of his background in MI6. He also has a knack for getting inside people's heads and seeing things others would miss.
Sky's the limit, Janie Millman
Sky is devastated when she finds that her husband is in love with her oldest friend Nick. She has lost the two most important men in her life and can't trust either of them again. To escape, she goes alone on a dream trip to Marrakech and meets Gail, on a mission to meet the father of her child, a man she loved but thought did not want her. There, Sky and Gail both find unexpected joys - and surprises.
Another fine mess, Tim Moore
Lacking even the most basic mechanical knowhow, Tim Moore sets out to cross Trumpland USA in an original Model T Ford. Armed only with a fan belt made of cotton, wooden wheels and a trunkload of "wise-ass Limey liberal gumption", his route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folks who voted red along the way. He meets a people defined by extraordinary generosity, willing to shift heaven and earth to keep him on the road.
The right kind of girl, Betty Neels
Emma Trent had spent most of her life looking after other people, so it was a shock to encounter a man so determined to take care of her. She was hardly in a position to turn down Sir Paul Wyatt's proposal of marriage, even if it was motivated by convenience on his part.
Spitfire: a very British love story, John Nichol
The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened beyond the Battle of Britain? John Nichol tells the story of this magnificent fighter aircraft and the people who flew in it, spanning the global reach of the Spitfire's deployment during WWII - from Malta to North Africa, the Far East, and the D-Day beaches.
Gringo, Nelson C Nye
Walt Parras wakes up at the bottom of a cliff beside his horse...which has a bullet-hole in its head. When he stumbles out of the brush - stubbled, scarred and bloodstained - and fetches up at the Two-Pole Pumpkin ranch, the owner's daughter Teresa Romero takes pity on him and offers him work. Though keen to earn his keep, Parras remembers nothing at all from the time before he regained consciousness, and only knows his own name because it appears on the papers he carries...
Red dirt, Elizabeth Reapy
A group of young Irish migrants leave a man called Hopper for dead on an outback road in Australia. They barely know him; no-one will miss him in their world of hostels, wild nights on cheap wine and grinding work on isolated farms. In this powerful audiobook about the discovery of responsibility, three young people - Fiona, Murph and Hopper - flee the collapse of their country's economy.
Ruin beach, Kate Rhodes
Ben Kitto, now the Scilly Isles' Deputy Chief of Police, is missing the excitement of the murder squad in London. But when the body of professional diver Jude Trellon is discovered, anchored to the rocks of a nearby cave, his investigative skills are soon needed. Jude's death looks like a tragic accident, but when evidence is found that suggests otherwise, the islanders close ranks.
Say you're sorry, Karen Rose
Special Agent Gideon Reynolds has tried hard to put his past behind him. But when a petite blonde woman crashes into his life, he begins to realise that a little bit of chaos might not be so bad. Daisy Dawson is keen to get to know the dark and serious FBI investigator she meets when she fights off a masked attacker. It soon becomes clear that Daisy's attack was just the beginning.
More murder in a nunnery, Eric Shepherd
Written several years after Murder In A Nunnery, but set only two years after the events of the first book More Murder In A Nunnery takes the reader back to the world of the fictional Harrington Convent.A body neatly wrapped in brown paper is found by the gardener, Mr Turtle, on his garden rubbish heap. The police are again summoned to the Convent and we meet again the now Deputy Commissioner Pearson, along with many of the characters so charmingly and empathetically described in the first book.
Mrs Tim carries on, D E Stevenson
Bestselling author D. E. Stevenson's charming fictional alter-ego, Hester Christie - or "Mrs Tim" as she is affectionately known to friends of her military husband - was first introduced to readers in Mrs Tim Of The Regiment, published in 1932. In 1941, Stevenson brought Mrs Tim back in this delightful sequel, to lift spirits and boost morale in the early days of World War II.With her husband stationed in France, Hester finds plenty to keep her busy on the Home Front.
Grandma was a land girl, Fred Urquhart
A story from Night in the Front Line, a collection of Second World War short stories. In this light-hearted short story, a farm labourer observes the land girls going about their work and wondering what the future might hold for the farming industry.
Sitting murder, Alan J Wright
Detective Sergeant Michael Brennan of the Wigan Borough Police has no time for tales of ghosts and the afterlife, or of the dead contacting the living. So, when he finds himself investigating the case of a recently widowed young woman, Alice Goodway, who has suddenly developed "the Gift" of mediumship and has received a threatening letter, he embarks on the inquiry with no small degree of scepticism.

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The divine comedy: The inferno, The purgatorio, and The paradiso, Dante Alighieri
Shadow of the scorpion, Neal L Asher
Jupiter War, Neal L Asher
The departure: an owner novel, Neal L Asher
Hilldiggers, Neal L Asher
The voyage of the Sable Keech, Neal L Asher
Zero point, Neal L Asher
Orbus, Neal L Asher
Prador moon, Neal L Asher
The technician, Neal L Asher
The pirate city: a tale of the pirates of the city of Algiers, and their defeat by the British Navy, R M Ballantyne
The Unlimited Dream Company., J G Ballard
The L-shaped room, Lynne Reid Banks
The writing on the wall, Lynne Reid Banks
Kepler, John Banville
Doctor Copernicus, John Banville
Eclipse, John Banville
The book of evidence, John Banville
Birchwood, John Banville
The infinities, John Banville
Ghosts, John Banville
Shroud, John Banville
Fierce fragile hearts, Sara Barnard
A respectable woman, Susanna Bavin
Deserter's daughter, Susanna Bavin
Spring tide, Chris Beckett
Where there's smoke, Simon Beckett
Whispers of the dead, Simon Beckett
Out of the blue, Charlotte Bingham
Thou shell of death, Nicholas Blake
The smiler with the knife, Nicholas Blake
A question of proof, by Nicholas Blake, Nicholas Blake
There's trouble brewing, Nicholas Blake
Rome precincts: a curated guide to the city's best shops, eateries, bars and other hangouts, Cristan Bonetto
T.C. Boyle stories II: the collected stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle, T Coraghessan Boyle
The good wife, Elizabeth Buchan
Bird & Squirrel, James Burks
Murder in Amish Country, Linda Castillo
Shipshewana Amish mystery collection, Vannetta Chapman
The Christmas scorpion, Lee Child
Past tense, Lee Child
A wedding at Mulberry Lane, Rosie Clarke
Atomic habits: an easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones, James Clear
Widow Basquiat, Jennifer Clement
Pigeon, Alys Conran
Master and god, Lindsey Davis
Three hands in the fountain, Lindsey Davis
The angry sea, James Deegan
Izzy's war, Isla Dewar
The Phoenix, Jillian Dodd
Perfidia, James Ellroy
Lady Barbara's dilemma, Marjorie Farrell
Border: the legacy of a century of Anglo-Irish politics, Diarmaid Ferriter
Islands, Peggy Frew
Chasing the sun: the new science of sunlight and how it shapes our bodies and minds, Linda Geddes
Down among the dead men, Simon R Green
Frankie's foibles: a story about a boy who worries, Kath Grimshaw
Not your average nurse: from 1970s London to outback Australia, the true story of an unlikely girl and an extraordinary career, Maggie Groff
Every single minute, Hugo Hamilton
The girl in the dark: a runaway child with a secret life: a devastating discovery that changes everything, Angela Hart
Hiding places, Erin M Healy
The orphans of Ardwick, Emma Hornby
Manchester moll, Emma Hornby
Clouds of war, Ben Kane
Dear Mr M., Herman Koch
How to eat: the pleasures and principles of good food, Nigella Lawson
Joyful: the art of finding happiness all around you, Ingrid Fetell Lee
A doctor's redemption: two tiny heartbeats, Marion Lennox
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem
The fortress of solitude, Jonathan Lethem
You don't love me yet, Jonathan Lethem
We must be brave, Frances Liardet
Fruitful labor: the ecology, economy, and practice of a family farm, Mike Madison
Yellow diamond, Andrew Martin
Zucked: the education of an unlikely activist, Roger McNamee
A spy in the house of love, Anaïs Nin
Vardaesia, Lynette Noni
War doctor: surgery on the front line, David Nott
Blue at the mizzen, Patrick O'Brian
The Commodore, Patrick O'Brian
The story of the British Isles in 100 places, Neil Oliver
Bead stitching handbook, Inc OverDrive
The circadian code: lose weight, supercharge your energy and sleep well every night, Satchin Panda
A season of secrets, Margaret Pemberton
Magnolia Square, Margaret Pemberton
The Londoners, Margaret Pemberton
The existential Englishman: Paris among the artists, Michael Peppiatt
Smitten kitchen every day: triumphant and unfussy new favorites, Deb Perelman
A treacherous curse, Deanna Raybourn
The torn up marriage, Caroline Roberts
Dataclysm: who we are (when we think no one's looking), Christian Rudder
Last time I lied, Riley Sager
The age of light, Whitney Scharer
Theology for beginners, Frank Sheed
Fire in the east, Harry Sidebottom
The Caspian gates, Harry Sidebottom
The fighter, Michael Farris Smith
The last rhinos: the powerful story of one man's battle to save a species, Graham Spence
Case of the bizarre bouquets, Nancy Springer
Case of the peculiar pink fan, Nancy Sprinnger
Miracle, Danielle Steel
Globalization and its discontents revisited: anti-globalization in the era of Trump, Joseph E Stiglitz
Ursula K. Le Guin: the last interview and other conversations, David Streitfield
The bomb girl brides, Daisy Styles
This cruel design, Emily Suvada
Coconuts & kettlebells: a personalized 4-week food and fitness program for long-term health, happiness, and freedom, Noelle Tarr
Blood of the mantis, Adrian Tchaikovsky
The sea watch, Adrian Tchaikovsky
The consul's file, Paul Theroux
Saint Jack, Paul Theroux
The Elephanta suite, Paul Theroux
My secret history, Paul Theroux
A boy of good breeding, Miriam Toews
A store at war, Joanna Toye
Clock dance, Anne Tyler
The devil's feather, Minette Walters
Healthy quick & easy smoothies, Dana Angelo White
The Way Inn, Will Wiles
The crown ain't worth much, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
A different kind of evil, Andrew Wilson
The whispered word, P G Wodehouse
Nora Pennington, owner of Miracle Books, believes that a well-chosen novel can bring healing and hope. But she and the other members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society know that sometimes, practical help is needed too. Such is the case with the reed-thin girl hiding in the fiction section of Nora's store, wearing a hospital ID and a patchwork of faded bruises.
Zebra: and other stories, Ellery Adams
A body buried in a suburban backyard. A suicide pact worthy of Chekhov. A love affair born in a bookshop. The last days of Bennelong.
Built: the hidden stories behind our structures, Debra Adelaide
Imagine you woke up one morning to find everything created by engineers had disappeared. What would you see? No cars, no houses; no phones, bridges or roads. No tunnels under tidal rivers, no soaring skyscrapers. The impact that engineering has had on the human experience is undeniable, but it is also often invisible.
Homes: a refugee story, Roma Agrawal
Homes tells the story of Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, a young boy whose family moved from Iraq to Syria just before the start of the Syrian civil war. It recounts what it was like living in Syria during this time -- the normal things like video games, sleepovers, and family jarringly juxtaposed with car bombings, massacres, and the constant threat of what could happen next.
A trick I learned from dead men, Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah
After the disappearance of their father and the sudden death of their mother, Lee Hart and his deaf brother, Ned, imagine all is lost until Lee lands a traineeship at their local funeral home and discovers there is life after death. Here, in the company of a crooning ex-publican, a closet pole vaulter, a terminally-ill hearse driver, and the dead of their local town, old wounds begin to heal and love arrives as a beautiful florist aboard a 'Fleurtations' delivery van.
A baby's bones, Kitty Aldridge
"It was a secret burial. Maybe even murder..." Archaeologist Sage Westfield has been called in to excavate a sixteenth-century well, and expects to find little more than soil and the odd piece of pottery. But the disturbing discovery of the bones of a woman and newborn baby make it clear that she has stumbled onto an historical crime scene, one that is interwoven with an unsettling local legend of witchcraft and unrequited love. Yet there is more to the case than a four-hundred-year-old mystery.
My thoughts exactly, Rebecca Alexander
So, this is me. Lily Allen. I am a woman. I am a mother. I was a wife. I drink. I have taken drugs. I have loved and been let down. I am a success and a failure. I am a songwriter. I am a singer. I am all these things and more. When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better. This is my story.
The anxiety workbook for kids: take charge of fears and worries using the gift of imagination, Lily Allen
Anxiety in children is on the rise, and recent research has uncovered a link between highly imaginative children and anxiety. Using engaging illustrations and fun activities based in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help kids understand anxiety in relation to their vivid imaginations, this Instant Help workbook presents a unique approach to help children harness the power of their imaginations to reduce anxiety and build self-esteem.
Perfect, Robin C Alter
A fussy eraser tries to keep the pages perfectly clean despite the scribbles of a mischievous pencil.
The mistress that tamed De Santis, Max Amato
Forbidden nights with the prince Crown prince Antonio De Santis hasn't touched a woman since the tragedy that took his fiancée. But an unexpected encounter with notorious temptress Bella Sanchez has this royal breaking his one rule ... and he discovers this seductress is not what she seems! For Bella, life has been an empty performance since the injury that ended her prima ballerina career. But when Antonio demands her presence in his palace, she can't resist the stolen moments he offers.
The best is yet to come, Natalie Anderson
Best friends. High school sweethearts. Passionate lovers. Once upon a time, Sarah Bartow and Calvin Vaughn were everything to each other. Until big dreams--and an even bigger tragedy--tore them apart. Ten years after good-bye, they're finally together again at Summer Lake in the Adirondacks...and the sparks between them are hotter than ever. Soon one kiss is turning into so much more. Not only breathtaking, sizzling lovemaking--but also deep, honest emotions that can't be denied.
Sweeter than ever, Bella Andre
Millions of readers around the world have fallen in love with The Sullivans--especially Smith Sullivan, the movie star with the heart of gold.Get ready to join Smith and his new wife Valentina in this novella as they embark on their life together with the sweetest, sexiest, most surprising honeymoon ever. Seven days and seven nights of just-wedded bliss that will sizzle, make you laugh out loud...and tug on your heartstrings. After all, true love--and family--are what the Sullivans do best.
Now that I've found you, Bella Andre
World-renowned artist Drake Sullivan doesn't paint women. Ever. Not when he knows all too well just how destructive painter/muse relationships can be. But on the day Rosa Bouchard walks onto the cliffs outside his Montauk cottage, Drake is so captivated that he can't stop himself from bringing her life on canvas. Shocked and horrified by the nude photos of her that have just hit the Internet, reality TV star Rosa's every instinct is to run from her Miami home and hide.
The cowgirl's Christmas wish, Bella Andre
Event planner Eve Canaday and her secret crush, Dr. Ben Tyler, are unexpectedly drafted to help a little girl fulfill her late mother's wish--a magical Christmas to create some happy memories. Eve sees this opportunity as a sign; Ben, as a glitch in his plan to leave Marietta behind for good. As the trio checks off the to-do list of Christmas fun, Ben's 'bah-humbug' opinion of the holiday fades, along with ideas about keeping his distance from Eve.
A cowboy to remember, Barbara Ankrum
Twelve years ago, equestrian Olympic hopeful Olivia Canaday and her best friend, Jake Lassen, made a pinky-swear promise to reunite at the Big Marietta Fair on her thirtieth birthday and marry each other if they were both still single. But that was before they grew up and went their separate ways. Now, after a disastrous divorce and a career-changing accident, Olivia limps home, minus her mojo, her courage and her faith in love.
A little Christmas magic, Barbara Ankrum
After nine, lonely years as a military wife, widow Holly McGuire has returned to her late husband's home town of Marietta, Montana, to finally close that chapter of her life and begin again. She's spent the last year rediscovering herself and she's sworn off military men. All she wants is a child of on her own--no strings attached. But her plans are threatened when old, unwanted sparks ignite between her and her husband's one-time best friend.
Vegetables, chickens & bees: an honest guide to growing your own food anywhere, Barbara Ankrum
For anyone who's ever wanted to grow their own food, comes gardening guru Carson Arthur's honest, and often hilarious, advice for any and every skill level and space. Everyone appreciates the glory of a fresh vine-ripened vegetable, but how do you successfully grow your own? Nobody wants to see their vegetable dreams die the tragic death of a #gardenfail! That is where Carson Arthur comes in, with a wealth of knowledge to guide your gardening decisions and set you up for success in any space.
Hurry up and wait, Carson Arthur
Isabel Ashdown explores the treacherous territory of adolescent friendships, and traces across the decades the repercussions of a dangerous relationship. It's more than twenty years since Sarah Ribbons last set foot inside her old high school, a crumbling Victorian-built comprehensive on the south coast of England. Now, as she prepares for her school reunion, 39-year-old Sarah has to face up to the truth of what really happened back in the summer of 1986.
Polity agent, Isabel Ashdown
From 800 years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien 'Maker' back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud. Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut down - because something alien is pursuing them. The gate is then dumped into a nearby sun.
The skinner, Neal L Asher
Three unusual travelers arrive on the remote ocean planet of spatterjay, braving the perils of the world's voracious wildlife as they pursue their individual quests, unaware that their paths are about to converge as the planet threatens to erupt into chaos.
The line of polity, Neal L Asher
The outlink station of Miranda has been completely destroyed by a nanomycelium. Nobody knows why, but all the signs of devastation point to Dragon, a gigantic bioconstructed creature. In The Line of Polity, Agent Cormac is sent to the scene to investigate this disaster aboard the titanic Polity dreadnought, the Occam Razor.
Cowl, Neal L Asher
In the far future, the Heliothane Dominion is triumphant in the solar system, after a bitter war with their Umbrathane progenitors. But some of the enemy have escaped into the past, intent on wreaking havoc across time. the worst of these is Cowl, an artificially forced advance in human evolution but one who is no longer human.
Brass man, Neal L Asher
Neal Asher returns to his trademark Polity future setting, in a sequel to Gridlinked. Ian Cormac, a legendary Earth Central Security agent, the James Bond of a wealthy future, is hunting an interstellar dragon, little knowing that, far away, his competition has resurrected an horrific killing machine named "Mr. Crane" to assist in a similar hunt, ecompassing whole star systems. Mr.
The little maverick matchmaker, Neal L Asher
The town's new doctor, widower Drew Strickland, is dedicated to his job and to his seven-year-old son, Dillon. Young Dillon has set his sights on making pretty school librarian Josselyn Weaver a part of their family. But Drew is afraid to love again, and Josselyn fears rejection.
The home builders, Stella Bagwell
Various woodland creatures make their homes and prepare for their young.
Two is lonely, Varsha Bajaj
Jane is the unmarried mother of a seven-year-old boy. She finds love and stability for herself and a father for her son by marrying a newcomer to town.
Mrs Osmond, Lynne Reid Banks
Having fled Rome and a stultifying marriage, Isabel Osmond is in London, brooding on the recent disclosure of her husband's shocking, Mrs Osmond The Sea.
Ancient light, John Banville
'Billy Gray was my best friend and I fell in love with his mother'. Alexander Cleave, an actor who thinks his best days are behind him, remembers his first unlikely affair as a teenage boy in a small town in 1950s Ireland: the illicit meetings in a rundown cottage outside town, assignations in the back of his lover's car on sunny morning and rain-soaked afternoons.
The fourth monkey, John Banville
For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished.
The fifth to die, J D Barker
Murder. It's a family affair. In the midst of one of the worst winters Chicago has seen in years, the body of missing teenager Ella Reynolds is discovered under the surface of a frozen lake. She's been missing for three weeks... the lake froze over three months ago. Detective Sam Porter and his team are brought in to investigate but it's not long before another girl goes missing. The press believes the serial killer, Anson Bishop, has struck again but Porter knows differently.
That Churchill woman: a novel, J D Barker
Winston Churchill's scandalous American mother, Jennie Jerome. Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. As Lady Randolph Churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the twentieth century: her son Winston. But Jennie--reared in the luxury of Gilded Age Newport and the Paris of the Second Empire--lived an outrageously modern life all her own, filled with controversy, passion, tragedy, and triumph.
The Amish baker, Stephanie Barron
A child brings them together...will their differing Amish beliefs pull them apart? When his son breaks one of baker Sarah Gingerich's prized possessions, widower Caleb Brenneman insists the boy make amends by doing odd jobs in her bake shop. A childless widow, Sarah can't help falling for the boy...or his farmer father. But Caleb is progressive New Order Amish while Sarah holds traditional beliefs.
America city, Marie E Bast
America, 100 years on: a warmer climate is causing vast movements of people. Droughts, floods and hurricanes force entire populations to simply abandon their homes. Tensions are mounting between north and south, and some northern states are threatening to close their borders against homeless Americans from the south.
Daughter of Eden, Chris Beckett
Angie Redlantern is the first to spot the boats - five abreast with men in metal masks and spears standing proud, ready for the fight to come. As the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground, a dangerous era has dawned for Eden. After generations of division and disagreement, the two populations of Eden have finally broken their tentative peace, giving way to bloodshed and slaughter.
The restless dead, Chris Beckett
Composed of over sixty per cent water itself, a human body isn't naturally buoyant. It will float only for as long as there is air in its lungs, before gradually sinking to the bottom as the air seeps out. If the water is very cold or deep, it will remain there, undergoing a slow, dark dissolution that can take years. But if the water is warm enough for bacteria to feed and multiply, then it will continue to decompose.
Stone bruises, Simon Beckett
Sean is on the run: he abandoned his battered, blood-stained car in the middle of an isolated, lonely part of rural France at the height of a sweltering summer. Desperate to avoid the police, he takes to the parched fields and country lanes only to be caught in the vicious jaws of a trap. Near unconscious from pain and loss of blood, he is freed and taken in by the daughters of the owner of a rundown local farm. And it's then that Sean's problems really start ...
The chemistry of death, Simon Beckett
Three years ago, David Hunter moved to rural Norfolk to escape his life in London, his gritty work in forensics, and a tragedy that nearly destroyed him. Working as a simple country doctor, seeing his lost wife and daughter only in his dreams, David struggles to remain uninvolved when the corpse of a woman is found in the woods, a macabre sign from her killer decorating her body.
Written in bone, Simon Beckett
Dr. David Hunter should be in London with the woman he loves and a past he can't quite shake off. Instead, as a favor to a beleaguered cop, Hunter travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides to inspect a baffling set of remains. A forensic anthropologist, he has seen bodies destroyed by all forms of violence, but even he is surprised at what he finds: human remains burned beyond recognition--all within the confines of an otherwise undamaged, unoccupied cottage.
The calling of the grave, Simon Beckett
Eight years ago they found a teenager's body buried on the moor, and they were certain that it was one of psychotic rapist and multiple murderer Jerome Monk's three victims. Which left two more bodies to find. But the search, ill-conceived, ended badly. For forensics expert David Hunter, life moved on. Now, though, a nightmare scenario unfurls. Monk has escaped and seems to be targeting anyone involved in that original ill-fated operation.
The tycoon's reluctant Cinderella, Simon Beckett
When hotel tour guide Callie McKenzie is trapped in a lift with a gorgeous stranger, they share a spark of connection so intense that it rocks normally-guarded Callie to the core. So she's horrified to discover afterwards that the stranger is Blake Owen, ruthless tycoon and her new boss!Since his divorce, Blake has steered well clear of relationships, yet Callie's shy warmth intrigues him.
Nightwise, Therese Beharrie
In the more shadowy corners of the world, frequented by angels and demons and everything in-between, Laytham Ballard is a legend. It's said he raised the dead at the age of ten, stole the Philosopher's Stone in Vegas back in 1999, and survived the bloodsucking kiss of the Mosquito Queen. Wise in the hidden ways of the night, he's also a cynical bastard who stopped thinking of himself as the good guy a long time ago.
This homeward journey, R S Belcher
She's desperate for a new life in the Canadian mountains…He's the last person she should trust to get her there.After her husband's death, Rachel Gray is finally free from the turmoil his addictions caused. She wants nothing more than a new life with her twelve-year-old son. If she can reach her brother in the wilderness of the Canadian territories, they'll have help to start over in peace.
The lady and the mountain promise, Misty M Beller
A Christian Historical Romance Novel. Lilly Arendale has fought the anger of prejudice all her life. Her Guatemalan mother and wealthy English father were very much in love and gave her the best of upbringings, but their family was never accepted in either country. Now, orphaned and alone in the mining town of Butte in the Montana Territory, the effects of racism have left Lilly with a one-year-old daughter and a fierce desire to avoid men at all costs.
The lady and the mountain call, Misty M Beller
A Christian Historical Romance Novel. The wild Montana mountains are no place for an aging widow to live alone with dementia. And when Cathleen Donaghue discovers the poor woman’s condition, there’s no way she’ll walk away without helping. After all, she left her comfortable Boston home to help her brothers with their mining town medical practice because she wanted to make a difference.
The blotting book, Misty M Beller
Though British writer E.F. Benson is best remembered today as the creator of the Mapp and Lucia series of wickedly funny social satires, the prolific author also made several forays into mysteries. The Blotting Book begins with the discovery of a mutilated body and rapidly evolves into a tightly plotted whodunit that will enthrall fans of the genre.
Angela Marchmont mysteries. Books 4-6, E F Benson
The riddle at Gipsy's Mile: Lost in the mists of the Romney Marsh, Angela Marchmont stumbles upon the body of a woman whose face has been disfigured, presumably to prevent recognition. Who is she, and what was she doing out there in the middle of nowhere? The search for answers will take Angela from a grand stately home to London's most fashionable, and disreputable, nightclub, and into a murky world of illegal drinking, jazz music and lost souls.
Angela's Christmas adventure, Clara Benson
Angela's Christmas Adventure contains spoilers from the Angela Marchmont Mysteries, and so is best enjoyed as a sequel to the series. Angela Marchmont is looking forward to spending a nice, cosy Christmas à deux in Saratoga Springs, but before she can set off she finds herself caught up in the search for her elderly neighbour's missing diamond ring.
A flight of arrows: a novel, Clara Benson
This epic conclusion in Lori Benton's Pathfinders series, with two brothers, separated at birth, destined to collide at the edge of the Revolutionary War.
The last wave, Lori Benton
The heart-wrenching story of a woman torn between her love of the sea and love for her family The sea has always been Martha's escape--first from the sadness and strife of her childhood home, then from the drudgery of life as a wife and mother--but she can never quite escape the pull of love and family, despite her desire for freedom.
The Riviera set: from Queen Victoria to Princess Grace, Gillian Best
Picasso to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winston Churchill to sex kitten Brigitte Bardot. The glorious strip of Mediterranean beach stretching from Marseilles to Monaco still attracts writers, artists, film stars, and scoundrels. Betcherman's rich account will delight tourists and armchair travelers alike.
Hive, Lita-Rose Betcherman
Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known. Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling. A drip? It doesn't make sense. Yet she hears it, catches it. Tastes it. Curiosity is a hook. What starts as a drip leads to a lie, a death, a boy, a beast, and too many awful questions.--Provided by publisher.
The blue note, A J Betts
Young evacuees Miranda, Ted and Roberta have been sent to the country during World War II where they become friends and live together for a short idyllic time until they are cruelly split up. They find each other again after the war, but any chance of romance is hindered by their past.
Friday's girl, Charlotte Bingham
When the famous portrait artist Napier Todd stumbles across Edith Hanson scrubbing floors, he is immediately struck by her beauty. Within a few weeks Napier and Edith are married and she moves into his large country house -- much to the envy of the other maids. However the marriage is troubled and Edith falls seriously ill. Napier takes her to the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Newbourne to convalesce where Edith meets Celandine.
The joyful frugalista, Charlotte Bingham
Who knew frugality could be so much fun? Australians are amongst the wealthiest people on the planet, but for some reason we don't like to think or talk about money. Once upon a time, thrift and frugality were celebrated as virtues - not anymore. When did 'frugal' become such a dirty word? It's time to reclaim it!When you respect and understand money, it almost magically transforms itself into something that grows exponentially.
Wild country: the world of the others, Serina Bird
In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side... without destroying one another. There are ghost towns in the world--places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others. One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills--a town surrounded by the wild country.
The beast must die, Anne Bishop
Respected crime writer Frank Cairns plots the perfect murder--a murder that he himself will commit. Cairns intends to murder George Rattery, the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son, but when his intended victim is found dead and Cairns becomes the prime suspect. The author insists that he has been framed. An old friend of Cairns calls in private detective Nigel Strangeways who must unravel a fiendishly plotted mystery if he is to discover what really happened to George Rattery.
The girls with games of blood, Nicholas Blake
An old song warns of the beautiful Bolade sisters, Patience and Prudence, whose undying rivalry was said to stretch even beyond the grave. But Count Rudolfo Vladimir Zginski has never heard the song. A suave Continental vampire, staked to death more than sixty years ago, he has risen to stalk the Southern nights of Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1975. Although new to the modern world, he has quickly developed a taste for its hot blood, willing women, and high-speed automobiles.
The flight attendant: a novel, Alex Bledsoe
A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing.
Jed and the junkyard war, Chris Bohjalian
Jed must travel to a strange world--where junk is gold and menacing pirate automatons rule the skies--to save his parents.
Body image warrior: an insider's fight for change in the modelling industry, Steven Bohls
Part memoir and part positive body image manifesto, this is an insider's perspective on the industry and how the images the world gets to see are only part of the story. The modelling and advertising industries persistently tell women they're fat, ugly and abnormal if they conform to anything other than a western ideal of beauty. In 2002 Chelsea Bonner founded Bella, a modelling agency focused on healthy body size and dedicated to changing our dangerously narrow perception of 'beautiful'.
Nothing to hide, Chelsea Bonner
Park Ranger Will Travers is the new outsider in the small, tight-knit community of Blackbridge. But as a loner at heart, the only thing he needs is his work, and right now that means protecting the endangered orchids at the local motocross club. He just has to go up against the gorgeous club president who leaves him lost for words and tripping over his own tongue.
Nothing to gain, Claire Boston
With sparks like these, someone's bound to get burnt...Mai On is devastated when her landlord sells her building to a property developer and the bakery she's worked so hard to build is threatened. The last thing she needs is an outsider tearing down everything that matters to her. She's determined not to be swayed by the sexy, charming developer.After costing his company millions of dollars, Nicholas Shadbolt is desperate to prove himself.
Nothing to lose, Claire Boston
A murder brought them together. Will the killer rip them apart? Kit's blunt attitude keeps people at a distance. It's the best way for the dairy farmer to stave off the painful rejection she received from her parents and later her protector Lincoln. But a shocking murder on her farm brings back the handsome man from her past in a big way... Police Sgt. Lincoln Zanetti wishes he could've revealed his feelings for Kit years ago.
Nothing to fear, Claire Boston
The gifts were innocent... at first.After a traumatic assault, Hannah Novak returns to her home-town hoping for a fresh start. However, when strange gifts turn up on her doorstep, and a stalker fixates on her, she discovers that Blackbridge isn't the safe haven it once was. With no family left to turn to, she's forced to seek help from the broody new cop in town.Ryan Kilpatrick has travelled across the country to create a stable home for his young son, but being a police officer makes that hard.
A tear in the ocean, Claire Boston
Told in two voices and times, Artie runs away from her abusive stepfather and Rayel from an arranged marriage, and both find adventure on the high seas beyond Raftworld.
The orchid and the dandelion: why some people struggle and how all can thrive, H M Bouwman
'The Orchid and the Dandelion is based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children - and the adults who love them.
Sydney, W Thomas Boyce
Provides background information on Sydney, Australia. Recommends the 10 best restaurants, bars, nightlife, neighborhoods, hotels, and local attractions.
Daughter of Moloka'i, Ken Brass
Rachel Kalama was quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa-- and forced to give up her daughter at birth. Ruth is taken to the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu, and adopted by a Japanese couple who raise her on a farm in California. During World War II Ruth and her husband suffer internment at Manzanar Relocation Camp. After the war, she receives a letter from Rachel.
Small blessings, Alan Brennert
Rosie Larson doesn't trust people - and with good reason. Her violent ex-boyfriend, Joel, is out of jail and she's determined he won't find her or their eleven-year-old son. For Isobel Hutchins, the cost of success is beginning to prove too high. Her impressive career and comfortable lifestyle can't protect her from the news her mother is dying or the need to face her past. When tragedy strikes, Rosie and Isobel are thrown together despite their differences.
Sweet tea & sunshine, Emily Brewin
Doggone it, it's hard to beat a southern boy when it comes to charming the ladies. Crimson rounds up nine sassy romances so hot, you''ll want to slap your momma
.Misbehaving in Merritt: When Dr. Maxwell Ellis Buchanan IV's privileged life tailspins out of control, he's sentenced to volunteer his time at Merritt's local arts centre. Even worse? He'll report to Audrey Evans, a former ESPN reporter, who turned the arrogant golden boy down for a date.
Cheerful chick, Kathryn Brocato
Told in rhyme, Chick hatched from her egg wanting to cheer, and lead a barnyard cheering team, but Pig, Cow, and the other animals are not interested--so unless she can find some other cheerers Chick will just have to cheer alone.
The chocolate maker's wife, Martha Brockenbrough
Set against the backdrop of Restoration London, the plague and the Great Fire, this is a tale of cruelty, revenge, redemption, love and hope, and the sweet, sinister temptation of chocolate. Damnation has never been so sweet...When Rosamund Tomkins enters the world she is so different, with her darkling eyes and strange laughter, that the midwives are afraid, believing her a changeling. But Rosamund's life is set to be anything but enchanted...
The missing will, Karen Brooks
Collect all six parts of the Brunstetters' new serial novel and grieve with a family that has lost its patriarch and its peaceful camaraderie all due to a son's selfish quest.
The book of Dzur, Wanda E Brunstetter
Collects Dzur and Jhegaala into The Book of Dzur. In Dzur, Vlad is back in the great city of Adrilankha, with a price on his head. The rackets he used to run are now under the control of the mysterious "Left Hand of the Jhereg"--a cabal of women who report to no man. His ex-wife needs his help. His old enemies aren't sure whether they want to kill him, or talk to him and then kill him. A goddess appears to be playing tricks with his memory.
The very impatient caterpillar, Steven Brust
A caterpillar learns to be patient while trying to metamorphosize.
Bird & Squirrel on ice, Ross Burach
Bird and Squirrel have a new friend, Sakari, and also a new enemy, the Great Whale, who wants Bird as his next meal.
Bird & Squirrel on fire, James Burks
It's been a long, crazy trip around the world. Now the duo is back in their beloved forest, and Bird wants to throw a party! But Squirrel isn't in the mood to celebrate. His house needs a good cleaning, the river has been dammed up by a pesky beaver, and the forest animals are jittery about a growing menace.
Bird & Squirrel on the edge!, James Burks
Bird and Squirrel are almost home. All that's left for them to do is cross the Great Mountains. But before they can, the duo stops to chase off wolves hunting a baby bear and in the process Bird gets a knock on the noggin that gives him amnesia. Now Squirrel has to set aside his fears and keep both Bird and the bear cub safe as they journey on foot over the mountains.
My forever home, James Burks
Vet school drop-out Tess Grasso dreams of having her own pet therapy business, but she meets one disastrous obstacle after another. There's no denying she has a way with animals, so in the meantime she puts her skills to use at a local no-kill shelter. Between helping her furry companions and a budding relationship with fellow dog lover Mason Redding, Tess begins to find fresh confidence ...
The hearts of men, Debbie Burns
The Hearts of Men is a lyrical, wise and deeply affecting novel about the slippery definitions of right and wrong, family and fadelity, and the redemptive power of friendship.
Hospitality and homicide: a tourist trap mystery, Nickolas Butler
A visit to the serene coastal town of South Cove, California, could make anybody feel refreshed and inspired. But as Jill Gardner--owner of Coffee, Books, and More--discovers, some folks won't live to tell about it …Mystery author Nathan Pike checked into South Cove Bed & Breakfast to compose a compelling novel, not commit murder. But things get real when a rival B&B owner ends up exactly like the victim in his draft--undeniably dead.
Smoke and iron, Lynn Cahoon
The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making... if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.
Cherish me, cowboy, Rachel Caine
Working cowgirl Payton Hollis has no time for hairdryers, heels, and helplessness. She must save her home, Beargrass Hills Ranch. She also has no time for men. She already is boot-deep in blue-eyed cowboy trouble. City-boy Cordell Morgan isn't who he seems. His fancy suit and slow smile hide dark secrets. Secrets as to why his hands are callused, why he never stays around and why he has really come to Marietta, Montana.
The long paddock, Alissa Callen
Country-girl Cressida Knight fills her days with her farm, a mischievous pet bull called Reggie and her volunteer emergency services work. The busier she keeps, the less she thinks about the cowboy who left her behind. She's convinced the small-town Woodlea grapevine that she's moved on, but now it's time to move on for real. Champion bull rider Denham Rigby shares Cressy's deep love for the land and all he's ever wanted was to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Cressy through life.
A dog's way home, Alissa Callen
Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesn't allow dogs, Lucas can't resist taking Bella home. Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she doesn't understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas begins to sneak Bella into the VA where he works.
Bidding on the bachelor, W Bruce Cameron
Another roll of the dice! Big news, fair readers! Bayside High's favourite 'It Girl' is back. Ten years ago, she crushed Jasper Dumont's heart and left town for a bigger, better life. Her return raises one question: what is she running from now? Perhaps Jasper knows? One look at Carissa and he fell in the bay! (Rich, single and devastatingly handsome, Jasper's our catch of the day.) That icy plunge should have brought him to his senses, yet the pair have been spotted together all over town.
Falling for the right brother, Kerri Carpenter
Saved by the blog! This just in, fair readers! Chic and stunning, that gorgeous new woman about town is none other than our very own Elle Owens. She's a far cry from the frumpy, bookish student we used to know, but then, living in Italy will do that to a girl! Still, this blogger can't forget the infamous video that caused her to leave!Apparently Miss Elle has been spotted with yummy contractor Cam Dumont...but we thought her heart belonged to his little brother.
Bayside's most unexpected bride, Kerri Carpenter
Always a Blogger. Never a Bride? Word on the street is that Sawyer Wallace, editor in chief of our favourite--but financially strapped--local paper, has been offered a hot deal to save the Bayside Bugle! All he's got to do is reveal the identity of the Bayside Blogger. Even if doing so means losing Riley Hudson, his oldest friend. And, maybe, the woman making him rethink his singleton status!Riley's just as crazy about her best bud and boss--which is why she's always kept him at a distance.
Year of the beast, Kerri Carpenter
Melbourne, 1917: the times are tumultuous, the city is in the grip of a kind of madness. The Great War is raging, and it is the time of the hotly contested second conscription referendum. Fights are raging on the streets, rallies for 'Yes' and 'No' facing off against each other on opposing corners. Men, women and children, jostling, brawling, fighting and spitting. Through these streets walks Maryanne, forty years old, unmarried and seven months pregnant.
Finite and infinite games: a vision of life as play and possibility, Steven Carroll
There are at least two kinds of games," states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. "One could be called finite; the other infinite." Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play.
Daisy's betrayal, James P Carse
Rescued from destitution and poverty...but at what price? When charming Lawson Maddox asks Daisy Drake to become his wife she jumps at the chance to better herself. But with the honeymoon over he shows his true colours, and Daisy's life descends into loveless chaos. The appearance of John Mallory Gibson, a sensitive and idealistic painter, offers Daisy the prospect of real happiness, which she finds hard to refuse.
The complete memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Nancy Carson
Casanova was an Venetian adventurer and author (1725 - 1798). His Memoirs provide an intimate insight into the life of European society in the eighteenth century. These Memoirs are the history of a unique life, a unique personality, one of the greatest of autobiographies; as a record of adventures. They tell the story of a man who loved life passionately for its own sake: one to whom woman was, indeed, the most important thing in the world, but to whom nothing in the world was indifferent.
The complete Cunningham family collection, Giacomo Casanova
This series tells the interlocking stories of two couples: Billionaire Calder Cunningham has a secret.He's also willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants--and right now, he wants Lily Frazer. He's willing to give her the money he promised her, but on one condition: she must win it from him. And the games he has in mind aren't exactly innocent...Heiress Louisa Cunningham has spent her whole life running from her family.
The missing, Ember Casey
Jenny Shepherd is twelve years old and missing. Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing with every day she is gone. As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day and never returned.
The dysasters, Jane Casey
Adoptive daughter of a gifted scientist, Foster Stewart doesn't live a "normal" life, (not that she'd want to). But controlling cloud formations and seeing airwaves aren't things most 18-year-olds can do. Small town star quarterback and quintessential dreamy boy next door, Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor has never thought much about his extra abilities.
Breaking silence, P C Cast
When the fatal accidents of three Amish farmers are proven to be murders, former Amish woman Kate investigates a link between the killings and hate crimes, a case complicated by a dark secret and her relationship with agent John Tomasetti.
The Girls' guide to conquering life: how to ace an interview, change a tire, talk to a guy, and 97 other skills you need to thrive, Linda Castillo
Packed full of practical, step-by-step instructions and helpful advice from successful women, this illustrated guide helps girls gain confidence and develop life skills.
Roar of sky, Erica Catherman
In this conclusion to the acclaimed Blood of Earth trilogy'a thrilling alternate history laced with earth magic, fantastic creatures, and steampunk elements'geomancer Ingrid must find a way to use her extraordinary abilities to save her world from the woman hell-bent on destroying it. Thanks to her geomantic magic, Ingrid has successfully eluded Ambassador Blum, the power-hungry kitsune who seeks to achieve world domination for the Unified Pacific.
Call of fire, Beth Cato
A resourceful young heroine must protect the world from her enemies-and her own power-in this thrilling sequel to the acclaimed Breath of Earth, an imaginative blend of alternative history, fantasy, science, magic, and adventure. When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends, Cy, Lee, and Fenris.
Outlaws, Beth Cato
Decades after sixteen-year-old Ignacio Canas becomes the partner-in-crime of two charistmatic rebels, Ignacio, now a successful defense lawyer, encounters his former comrades and falls under their spell again.
The anatomy of a moment, Javier Cercas
In February 1981, Spain, still emerging from Franco's shadow, was in the process of electing a new prime minister. On the day of the vote in Parliament, while the session was being filmed by TV cameras, a band of right-wing soldiers burst in with automatic weapons, ordering everyone down. Only three men defied the order. For thirty-five minutes, as bullets flew and cameras rolled, they stayed in their seats.
The speed of light, Javier Cercas
As a young writer, the novel's protagonist, perhaps an apocryphal version of Cercas himself, accepts a post at a Midwestern university and soon he is in the United States, living a simple life, working and writing. It will be years before he understands that his burgeoning friendship with the Vietnam vet Rodney Falk, a strange and solitary man, will reshape his life, or that he will become obsessed with Rodney's mysterious past.
Breaktime, Javier Cercas
Morgan claims that literature is worthless. His friend Ditto disagrees, and to prove Morgan wrong, he writes an account of what happens to him over the semester break: his father has a heart attack, he makes friends with burglars, gets involved in a drunken brawl and has a life-changing encounter with the girl of his dreams. But is it true, or fiction? It's not for Morgan alone to decide.
This is all: the pillow book of Cordelia Kenn, Aidan Chambers
Using a pillow book as her form, nineteen-year-old Cordelia Kenn sets out to write out her life for her unborn daughter. What emerges is a portrait of an extraordinary girl, who writes frankly of love, sex, poetry, nature, faith, and of herself in the world. Her thoughts range widely: on Shakespeare and breasts, periods and piano playing, friendship and trees, consciousness and sleep, and much more besides.
As long as we both shall live, Aidan Chambers
What happens when you're really, truly done making your marriage work? As Long As We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney's wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong …'My wife! I think she's dead!' Matt frantically tells park rangers, as he explains that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren't hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It's a tragic accident.
The accidental shaman: journeys with plant teachers and other spirit allies, JoAnn Chaney
A story of awakening to remarkable shamanic powers, teachings, and techniques.
Suddenly mine, Howard G Charing
Christian Montgomery is burnt out - the family business might be his entire world, but his father's judgment means Christian never stops working. His only respite is gazing at the beach and the carefree surfers riding the waves...especially the curvy redhead who's caught his attention. Sophia Bennington has just fled from her small Kansas town to California, where she's trying her best to embrace her new beginning. Soon Christian and Sophia find one another, and it feels like sanctuary.
Mind to matter: the astonishing science of how your brain creates material reality, Samantha Chase
Every creation begins as a thought, from a symphony to a marriage to an ice cream cone to a rocket launch. When we have an intention, a complex chain of events begins in our brains. Thoughts travel as electrical impulses along neural pathways. When neurons fire together they wire together, creating electromagnetic fields. These fields are invisible energy, yet they influence the molecules of matter around us the way a magnet organizes iron filings.
The honours, Dawson Church
1935. Norfolk. War is looming in Great Britain and the sprawling country estate of Alderberen Hall is shadowed by suspicion and paranoia. Thirteen-year-old Delphine Venner is determined to uncover the secrets of the Hall's elite society, which has taken in her gullible mother and unstable father. As she explores the house and discovers the secret network of hidden passages that thread through the estate, Delphine uncovers a world more dark and threatening than she ever imagined.
Parenting with love and logic: teaching children responsibility, Tim Clare
If you want to raise kids that who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world, take advantage of the win-win approach to parenting. Your kids will win because they'll learn responsibility and the logic of life by solving their own problems. And you'll win because you'll establish healthy control -- without resorting to anger, threats, nagging, or exhausting power struggles.
Leaving Lavender Tides: a novella, Foster Cline
Having narrowly avoided tragedy in their hometown of Lavender Tides, Washington, Shauna and Zach Bannister are finally on a honeymoon cruise through the Hawaiian islands. Lost in the glow of their newfound love, they eagerly anticipate basking in the warmth of the lush tropics. But soon the newlyweds begin receiving mysterious threats. After Zach survives two attempts on his life - staged as freak accidents - Shauna ominously receives flowers from a stranger.
Once ghosted, twice shy, Colleen Coble
While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she's determined to rediscover her joy--so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees.
Not dead yet: the autobiography, Alyssa Cole
Phil Collins pulls no punches - about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that's inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles' legendary film A Hard Day's Night. A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on the job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis.
The binding, Phil Collins
Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder--a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice among their small community but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse. For as long as he can recall, Emmett has been drawn to books, even though they are strictly forbidden.
The Manchurian candidate, Bridget Collins
A war hero and the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Sergeant Raymond Shaw is keeping a deadly secret—even from himself. During his time as a prisoner of war in North Korea, he was brainwashed by his Communist captors and transformed into a deadly weapon—a sleeper assassin, programmed to kill without question or mercy at his captors' signal. Now he's been returned to the United States with a covert mission: to kill a candidate for US President.
Unladylike: a field guide to smashing the patriarchy and claiming your space, Richard Condon
A field guide that examines the whats, whys, and hows of intersectional feminism from the hosts of the Unladylike podcast.
The last romantics, Cristen Conger
When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town.
Zen and the art of winning lawn bowls, Tara Conklin
Zen is an ancient form of relaxation and mental control which is perfectly aligned with the requirements and game of lawn bowls.The game of Bowls (and many other games) lies mainly in the mind. Control of the mind means control of the game.To play bowls according to Zen you should let go of your fears and let your best happen.Zen is only just a word. What Zen gives you is composure and control.
Snow and roses, Chris Cook
Flora is a young Oxford lecturer, whose love affair with a married man has ended in tragedy. She faces a bleak, empty world. Following an ill-fated flight to a villa in Tuscany, and the collapse of her warm friendship with Lalage, an Oxford colleague, Flora is close to breakdown.
Teacher's pet, Lettice Cooper
Sophie's new teacher is having some bad luck - first her house is broken into, and then the school! But this is a robbery with a difference - the thieves don't steal anything! Super Spy Dog Lara has an A* in catching criminals ...
A cowboy at heart, Andrew Cope
Jesse Montgomery is beginning to feel restless. Though he's grateful to his friends Colin and Emma for helping him get on his feet again after a few bad choices and some hard living, surely the Lord doesn't want him to stay in Apple Grove forever. Doesn't the Almighty have plans for this reformed rowdy cowboy to build a life of his own? When an unscrupulous cattle baron tries to steal Amish land, Jesse intervenes and is wounded.
The heart's frontier, Lori Copeland
Kansas,1881. On a trip to visit relatives, Emma's Amish family is robbed of all their possessions, leaving them destitute and stranded on the prairie. Walking into the nearest trading settlement, they pray to the Lord for someone to help. When a man lands in the dust at her feet, Emma looks down at him and thinks, The Lord might have cleaned him up first.
Crustaceans, Lori Copeland
It's December and there is one foot of snow. Paul, the narrator, is driving east to the seaside in the imaginary company of his son, Euan, whose sixth birthday this would have been. As he drives, and later as he wanders the coast, Paul assembles in detail the fragments of a life that seemed to have ended with Euan's.
Keto in an instant: 100 ketogenic recipes for your Instant Pot®, Andrew Cowan
Keto in an Instant features over 100 ketogenic recipes all designed to be made in the Instant Pot. Each recipe includes key nutritional data for keto followers, as well as clear, detailed instructions for using the Instant Pot to create the recipes. In addition to the recipes, readers will gain insight on how the ketogenic diet works, and benefit from practical guidance for following a ketogenic eating plan.
We come apart, Stacey Crawford
Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn't left her in the lurch. Nicu is all big eyes and ill-fitting clothes, eager as a puppy, even when they're picking up litter in the park for community service. He's so not her type. Appearances matter to Jess. She's got a lot to hide. Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. His dad brought Nicu and his mum here for a better life, but now all they talk about is going back home to find Nicu a wife. The last thing Nicu wants is to get married.
The thief, Sarah Crossan
Investigator Isaac Bell is on the trail of a ruthless espionage agent. On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again and this time one of the scientists dies.
The spy, Clive Cussler
It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges towards war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in an apparent suicide, the man's grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father's name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon realizes that the clues point not to suicide, but to murder.
Zero hour: a novel from the NUMA files, Clive Cussler
It is called zero point energy, and it really exists - a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however - until one scientist discovers a way. Or at least he thinks he has. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench.
The striker, Clive Cussler
It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big they are.
Sea of greed, Clive Cussler
The world's oil supply is vanishing, the stock market is plummeting, and the key to saving the future seems to a baffling historical mystery. Can the NUMA crew crack it in time?After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field.
The courier, Clive Cussler
In 1942, Jewish courier Ester is betrayed, narrowly avoiding arrest by the Gestapo. In a great haste, she escapes to Sweden, saving herself. Her family in Oslo, however, is deported to Auschwitz. In Stockholm, Ester meets the resistance hero, Gerhard Falkum, who has left his little daughter and fled both the Germans and allegations that he murdered his wife, Åse, who helped Ester get to Sweden. Their burgeoning relationship ends abruptly when Falkum dies in a fire.
Loose parts. 2, Inspiring play with infants and toddlers, Kjell Ola Dahl
Loose parts capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and encourage creativity. This form of play allows infants to be in control and recognize the power of their bodies and actions. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant and toddler environments.
Loose parts. 3, Inspiring culturally sustainable environments, Lisa Daly
Loose Parts 3 contains inspiration and guidance on how to create early childhood environments that are culturally sensitive. Authors Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky gathered a multicultural advisory board to help identify opportunities to promote cultural sustainability while avoiding generalization and bias.
Loose parts: inspiring play in young children, Lisa Daly
Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Daly and Beloglovsky show you how using loose parts can help you capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and motivate learning. By developing creative environments, children will be encouraged to explore critical thinking in myriad ways.
How the dukes stole Christmas: a holiday romance anthology, Lisa Daly
Christmas magic is in the air... From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up some unforgettable romance...with a little help from some enchanted shortbread. Meet Me in Mayfair by Tessa Dare: Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball tonight, the horrid, heartless Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their beloved Mayfair home.
'Til the sun comes up, Tessa Meet me in Mayfair Dare
Skye MacLaren's life revolves around her family and the fierce bucking bull stock they provide to rodeos. She's competitive and competent, having no room in her life for a relationship--including one with a world champion rider and business competitor. Gage Templeton's rodeo past and executive position with a national bucking stock supplier assures him of exciting work and nights with any woman he chooses.
Foolish heart, Shirleen Davies
Ernesto Salgado's life continues to change. An ex-Special Forces operative, he recently left the U.S. Marshals Service to start a new life--minus the woman who left him without an explanation or backward glance. Working as head of security for MacLaren Enterprises is the opportunity he needs to move on. Paige Wallace made a choice that continues to haunt her every day and each night. The life she dreamed about, had at her fingertips, disappeared in one decisive moment.
No getting over you, Shirleen Davies
Cassie MacLaren has come a long way since being dumped by her long-time boyfriend, a man she believed to be her future. Successful in her job at MacLaren Enterprises, dreaming of one day leading one of the divisions, she's moved on to start a new relationship, having little time to dwell on past mistakes. Matt Garner loves his job as rodeo representative for Double Ace Bucking Stock.
MacLarens of Fire Mountain contemporary boxed set. Books 1-3, Shirleen Davies
Second Summer: The Chairman of both the MacLaren Cattle Co. and MacLaren Land Development, Heath MacLaren is a success professionally--his personal life is another matter.Following a divorce after a long, loveless marriage, Heath spends his time with women who are beautiful and passionate, yet unable to provide what he longs for …It's been two years since Annie's husband died, leaving her to build a new life. He was her soul mate and confidante.
Bay's desire, Shirleen Davies
He'll do whatever it takes to forget the past and the woman who betrayed him.What will he do when learning an assumed truth was a lie?Bay's Desire, Book Nine, MacLarens of Boundary Mountain Historical Western Romance SeriesBayard Donahue lives to forget the past. The woman he loves, could never get enough of, and married, betrayed him in the worst way. The physical scars from that night don't compare to the memories he can't forget.Suzette Gasnier shouldn't still love Bay.
MacLarens of Fire Mountain contemporary boxed set. Books 4-6, Shirleen Davies
All Your Nights: Kade Taylor likes living on the edge. As an undercover agent for the DEA and a former Special Ops team member, his current assignment seems tame--keep tabs on a bookish Ph.D. candidate the agency believes is connected to a ruthless drug cartel.Brooke Sinclair is weeks away from obtaining her goal of a doctoral degree. She spends time finalizing her presentation and relaxing with another student who seems to want nothing more than her friendship. That's fine with Brooke.
Hard landing, Shirleen Davies
The author really gets into the hearts and souls of her characters in this book, which is probably why I fell in love with the story the way I did. Wonderful, wonderful story." Authors to WatchTrey MacLaren is a confident, poised Navy pilot. He's focused, loyal, ethical, and a natural leader. He is also on his way to what he hopes will be a lasting relationship and marriage with fellow pilot, Jesse Evans. Jesse has always been driven.
One more day, Shirleen Davies
Cameron "Cam" Sinclair is smart, driven, and dedicated, with an easygoing temperament that belies his strong will and the personal ambitions he holds close. Besides his family, his job as head of IT at the MacLaren Cattle Company and his position as a Search and Rescue volunteer are all he needs to make him happy. At least that's what he thinks until he meets, and is instantly drawn to, fellow SAR volunteer, Lainey Devlin.
A body in the bathhouse, Shirleen Davies
Ancient Roman investigator Marcus Didius Falco finds trouble on the site of a new palace being built by the king of the Atrebates tribe in distant Britain.
Two for the lions, Lindsey Davis
The first century Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco, investigates the world of gladiators after one is murdered. The probe takes him to Tripoli where gladiator handlers buy their lions.
One virgin too many, Lindsey Davis
Marcus Didius Falco, the cynical, hard-boiled investigator from the rough end of Rome, is back from a difficult mission in North Africa. As a result of his hard work, Emperor Vespasian awards Falco with the title of Procurator of Poultry for the Senate & People of Rome, or keeper of the city's sacred geese. Not much of a salary, of course, but the title does give him a better standing with his in-laws. Now, all Falco wants is to spend time relaxing at home with his family.
A dying light in Corduba, Lindsey Davis
Inimitable sleuth Falco is back with a vengeance. One night, a man is killed and Rome's Chief Spy left for dead. This leaves no one except Falco to conduct the investigation. Soon he is plunged into the fiercely competitive world of olive oil production. Political intrigue, an exotic Spanish dancer, and impending fatherhood all add to Falco's troubles.
The silver pigs, Lindsey Davis
AWhen Marcus Didius Falco, a Roman "informer "who has a nose for trouble that's sharper than most, encounters Sosia Camillina in the Forum, he senses immediately all is not right with the pretty girl. She confesses to him that she is fleeing for her life, and Falco makes the rash decision to rescue her--a decision he will come to regret. For Sosia bears a heavy burden: as heavy as a pile of stolen Imperial ingots, in fact.
Shadows in bronze, Lindsey Davis
AIt's the first century A.D. and Marcus Didius Falco, Ancient Rome's favorite son and sometime palace spy, has just been dealt a lousy blow from the gods: The beautiful, high-born Helena Justina has left him in the dust. So when the Emperor Vespasian calls upon him to investigate an act of treason, Falco is more than ready for a distraction.
Time to depart, Lindsey Davis
Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome's top criminals. Under Roman law, citizens are not imprisoned but are allowed "time to depart" into exile outside the Empire. One dark and gloomy dawn, Petro and Falco put the evil Balbinus aboard a ship. But soon after, an outbreak of robbery and murder suggests a new criminal ring has moved into Balbinus's territory.
Venus in copper, Lindsey Davis
Rome, AD 71. Marcus Didius Falco is desperate to leave the notorious Lautumiae prison - though being bailed out by his mother is a slight indignity. Things go from bad to worse though when a group of nouveau riche ex-slaves hire him to outwit a fortune-hunting redhead, whose husbands have a habit of dying accidentally, leaving him up against a female contortionist, her extra-friendly snake, indigestible cakes and rent racketeers.
Rebels and traitors, Lindsey Davis
During the terrible struggle of the English Civil War, two people--Gideon Jukes and Juliana Lovell, who are on opposites sides of the conflict--meet during one of the era's most crucial events, their mutual attraction brings the comfort and companionship for which they both have yearned. But shadows from the past soon threaten their hard-won peace.
Something in between, Lindsey Davis
Jasmine de los Santos has studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship to the school of her dreams. Then her parents reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation. Royce Blakely is funny, caring and spontaneous-- and the son of a congressman opposing an immigration bill.
A letter from Paris: a true story of hidden art, lost romance, and family reclaimed, Melissa De la Cruz
When Louisa Deasey receives a message from a Frenchwoman called Coralie, who has found a cache of letters in an attic, written about Louisa's father, neither woman can imagine the events it will set in motion. The letters, dated 1949, detail a passionate affair between Louisa's father, Denison, and Coralie's grandmother, Michelle, in post-war London. They spark Louisa to find out more about her father, who died when she was six.
Once a pilgrim, Louisa Deasey
John Carr has recently left the SAS, after a long and distinguished career, and is now working for a Russian oligarch in the murky world of private security. But an incident from his past - in which three terrorists were brutally killed - suddenly comes back to haunt him. Tracked by a hitman out for revenge, John Carr is forced to step over the line to defend himself and his family. It's a cruel and violent world - and one he thought he'd left behind. But some wars never end.
Wings of fire: the lost heir, James Deegan
Overjoyed to be reunited with her fellow ocean-dwelling dragons, Tsunami the SeaWing continues efforts to end the war for Pyrrhia in spite of a dangerous assassin who is threatening all their lives.
A winter bride, Barry Deutsch
A girl, Nell was convinced, should have a good time at seventeen, have met her true love at eighteen, be engaged at nine, and marry at twenty-one. While her mother regards the Locarno Dancehall as a den of iniquity, for seventeen-year-old, shop-girl, Nell McClusky, it's the centre of the universe.
The warrior maiden, Isla Dewar
Mulan isn't afraid to pretend to be a son and assume her father's soldier duties in war. But what happens when the handsome son of a duke discovers her secret? Mulan is trying to resign herself to marrying the village butcher for the good of her family, but her adventurous spirit just can't stand the thought.
The Brooklands girls, Melanie Dickerson
It is the early 1920s and the Maitland family are still coming to terms with the aftermath of the Great War. After her brave work as an ambulance driver and nurse close to the Front, Pips is restless and without purpose. Determined to enjoy life after the years of misery, and to help her forget a broken love affair, she seeks excitement in the London parties and balls of the Roaring Twenties.
The poppy girls, Margaret Dickinson
Thwarted in her desire to become a doctor like her brother, Robert, Pips Maitland rebels against her mother's wishes that she settle down and raise children. However, when Robert brings home a friend from medical school, Giles Kendall, it seems perhaps Pips might fall in love with an acceptable suitor after all. But the year is 1914 and the future is uncertain.
Out of Africa, Margaret Dickinson
The author Karen Blixen, gives a true account of her life on her coffee plantation in Kenya.
Catching the wind, Isak Dinesen
When Daniel Knight was thirteen, he and ten-year-old Brigitte Berthold escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. For more than seventy years he has vowed to find Brigitte. Now a wealthy old man, his final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London.
A close run thing, Melanie Dobson
John Pearce is hiding in Gravelines with his mysterious companion, known to him as Oliphant. Although they find a crew willing to take them back to England, they learn on the journey that Pearce's old enemies, the Tolland brothers, are still active on the route, and may have been responsible for the murder of Catherine Carruthers. Back in England their problems continue: Pearce must seek to mend fences with Emily Barclay, in a relationship in which nothing is simple.
Astray, David Donachie
Counterfeiter. Dishwasher. Prostitute. Attorney. Sculptor. Mercenary. Elephant. Corpse. The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's fact-inspired fictions have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters. They cross other borders, too: those of race, law, sex and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.
The rancher's return, Emma Donoghue
'That's all you have to say? You're back now?' Ten years ago, the love of Raven Reynolds' life disappeared without a trace. Now Donovan Cordero is back, standing on her doorstep. Along the way, Raven had the rancher's child - though he didn't know she was pregnant! Now, her prayers have been answered, but happily ever after feels further away than ever.
Still in love: a novel, Kathy Douglass
Mark Sternum returns from Perfect Agreement to his work as a professor of creative writing in Boston. He is someone in love with his work and in love with the classroom. He is devoted to his students, even to those who don't exactly deserve his devotion. His lifelong partner is away for an extended stay in Europe, and Mark finds himself waiting anxiously on his return and somewhat in disarray whenever he is not actually in the familiar ground of teaching.
Songs of the Dying Earth, Michael Downing
An anthology prepared in tribute to the career of Jack Vance features original tales inspired by "The Dying Earth" and includes contributions by such genre masters as Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, and Robert Silverberg.
Get rich, lucky bitch: release your money blocks and live a first-class life, Gardner R Dozois
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Stars uncharted, Denise Duffield-Thomas
Captain Hammond Roystan is a simple cargo runner who has stumbled across the find of a lifetime: the Hassim, a disabled exploration ship--and its valuable record of unexplored worlds. His junior engineer, Josune Arriola, said her last assignment was in the uncharted rim. But she is decked out in high-level bioware that belies her humble backstory. A renowned body-modification artist, Nika Rik Terri has run afoul of clients who will not take no for an answer.
Misunderstood Shark: friends don't eat friends, S K Dunstall
Bob, host of Underwater World with Bob, is furious with Shark, not only because Shark ate him (admittedly bad manners), but because Shark will not even admit what he did; the ocean may not be big enough for both of them--unless Shark faces up to his bad behaviour, stops sulking (and eating the animals on the programme, and maybe barfing up his stomach) and apologizes.
Breach of trust, Ame Dyckman
Corporate litigator Mia Shaw suffers the shock of her life when she finds her colleague and friend brutally murdered. Grief-stricken and furious, Mia vows that she will do anything to seek justice and make the killer pay. The man accused of the murder is a friend of security tech guru Noah Ramirez, but the evidence just doesn't add up. To save his former ATF partner, Noah needs to convince Mia that the real killer is still on the loose.
Code of ethics, Rachel Dylan
When Detective Isaac Martinez lands in the ER with a gunshot wound, he pulls through thanks to trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John. But as the witness to a crime and possible corruption, Martinez is at risk from someone intent on silencing him--and those around him--forever. When he barely survives another attack while recovering, both he and Ruthie must flee, trying to outrun deadly killers while locating the evidence they need to end the danger.
Most likely to succeed, Lynette Eason
Sawyer and Kaye fall in love despite hating each other.
Healing hearts, Jennifer Echols
Miriam Bricks arrives in Savage Wells thinking she is accepting a job as a nurse. Dr. Gideon MacNamara thinks Miriam is coming to be his wife. Despite the misunderstanding, they learn to work together as a team to help the sick and injured. As their relationship grows into something deeper, Miriam's secrets may take away their dreams.
Long journey home, Sarah M Eden
Widowed by war, Maura O'Connor has raised her son alone under the weight of poverty in the unforgiving slums of New York City. That harsh and difficult life has taken a toll on them both. Desperate to save her son from the misery around them, she moves them both to the tiny western town of Hope Springs, where her late husband's family lives, hoping that the decade of silence between them does not mean she and Aidan will be rejected outright.
Ashes on the moor, Sarah M Eden
After the death of her parents, Evangeline must succeed as a schoolteacher in a remote region of Northern England in order to claim her inheritance from her grandfather and be reunited with her younger sister, Lucy. When a local bricklayer, Dermot, offers his help, she finds herself falling in love with the Irishman.
The monuments men: Allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history, Sarah M Eden
From 1942 to 1951, 365 men and women from thirteen Allied nations served as the men and women of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section (MFAA) of the Allied armed forces, the eyes, ears and hands of the first and most ambitious effort in history to preserve the world's cultural heritage in times of war. They were known simply as Monuments Men.
Dawn, Robert M Edsel
'I'm looking for a young lady who came through here late last night.' Sebastian Trewby doesn't have long before he will be called back to the front line, and Helen has disappeared. He must find her and make her realise that he will protect her before it's too late. Helen knows that if Sebastian discovers her it could ruin him. But threatened by a society that wants to persecute her at every turn, her only hope lies with those that love her. And the authorities are closing in ...
Dusk, Eve Edwards
A love worth fighting for. When Helen, a young hard-working nurse, meets aristocratic artist Sebastian, she doesn't expect to even like him, let alone fall in love. But against the troubled backdrop of wartime London, an unlikely but intense romance blossoms. And even the bloody trenches of the Somme, where they are both posted, cannot diminish their feelings for each other. But Helen is concealing a secret and when a terrible crime is committed there are devastating consequences for them both.
One more song, Eve Edwards
Harrison Baxter and Edwina Campbell lead completely different lives. Much has changed for Harry since he escaped his home town of Yallambah ten years ago, headed for the bright lights of the big city. Now he's the star of Melbourne's hottest musical, chasing only the next standing ovation.
The cold six thousand, Nicki Edwards
The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz, American Tabloid ... James Ellroy's high-velocity, best-selling novels have redefined noir for our age, propelling us within inches of the dark realities of America's recent history. Now, in The Cold Six Thousand, his most ambitious and explosive novel yet, he puts the whole of the 1960s under his blistering lens. The result is a work of fierce, epic fiction, a speedball through our most tumultuous time. It begins in Dallas.
L.A. confidential, James Ellroy
Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three L.A.P.D. detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers.
The big nowhere: a crime novel, James Ellroy
Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.
Blood's a rover, James Ellroy
A rip-roaring, devilishly wild ride through the bloody end of the 1960's. It's dark baby, and hot hot hot. Martin Luther King assassinated. Robert Kennedy assassinated. Los Angeles, 1968. Conspiracies theories are taking hold. On the horizon looms the Democratic Convention in Chicago and constant gun fire peppers south L.A. Violence, greed, and grime, are replacing free-love and everybody from Howard Hughes, Richard Nixon and J.
American tabloid, James Ellroy
The '50s are finished. Zealous young senator Robert Kennedy has a red-hot jones to nail Jimmy Hoffa. JFK has his eyes on the Oval Office. J. Edgar Hoover is swooping down on the Red Menace. Howard Hughes is dodging subpoenas and digging up Kennedy dirt. And Castro is mopping up the bloody aftermath of his new communist nation. In the thick of it: FBI men Kemper Boyd and Ward Littell.
White jazz, James Ellroy
Los Angeles, 1958. Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns--it's standard procedure for Lieutenant Dave Klein, LAPD. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer--a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire.
Being alpha, James Ellroy
For the first time since Tessa met Dastien, life is quiet. The evil witch, Luciana, is six glorious feet under, St. Ailbe's is closed due to human trespassers, and people are finally getting used to the fact that supernaturals exist in the world. It seems like the perfect time for a honeymoon. After traveling to Dastien's house in Provence, clubbing in Paris, and attending Meredith and Donovan's Full Moon Ceremony in Ireland, Tessa and Dastien head to the Caribbean.
Kill the queen, Aileen Erin
In a realm where one's magical power determines one's worth, Lady Everleigh's lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten. But dark forces are at work inside the palace.
The Woolworths girls, Jennifer Estep
Can romance blossom in times of trouble? It's 1938 and as the threat of war hangs over the country, Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths. Before long, she forms a tight bond with two of her colleagues: the glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio couldn't be more different, but they immediately form a close-knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future.
The Butlins girls, Elaine Everest
Molly Missons hasn't had the best of times recently. Having lost her parents, now some dubious long-lost family have darkened her door - attempting to steal her home and livelihood ... After a horrendous ordeal, Molly applies for a job as a Butlin's Aunty. When she receives news that she has got the job, she immediately leaves her small home town - in search of a new life in Skegness. Molly finds true friendship in Freda, Bunty and Plum.
A gift from Woolworths, Elaine Everest
Will the war be over by Christmas? As the war moves into 1945 the lives of the women of Woolworths continue. When store manager, Betty Billington, announces she is expecting Douglas's baby her future life is about to change more than she expects. Freda has fallen in love with the handsome Scottish engineer but will it end happily? Maisie loves being a mother and also caring for her two nieces although she still has her own dreams.
Christmas at Woolworths, Elaine Everest
1942. All across Britain, people's lives have been altered by the war, and for the girls of Woolworths it's no different.Sarah, Maisie and Freda, brought together by their jobs, now cling to the shop as a refuge. But outside of Woolies, they live in fear of what each day will bring. Alan, Sarah's husband, will soon be called up once more as a member of the Air Force, while Freda's dear brother is in the Navy and fighting his war at sea.
No one here is lonely, Elaine Everest
Eden has always had two loves: her best friend, Lacey, and her crush, Will. And then, almost simultaneously, she loses them both. Will to a car accident and Lacey to the inevitable growing up and growing apart. Devastated by the holes they have left in her life, Eden finds solace in an unlikely place. Before he died, Will set up an account with In Good Company, a service that uploads voices and emails and creates a digital companion that can be called anytime, day or night.
How to talk so teens will listen-- & listen so teens will talk, Sarah Everett
Presents a practical guide that addresses many of the tough issues teens and parents face, and offers advice to maintaining a positive dialogue that fostered mutual respect.
Two dogs in a trench coat start a club by accident, Adele Faber
Sassy and Waldo have continued wear a trench coat and attend school because they love being near their boy, Stewart, and because they particularly love lunch when they get to eat meat instead of kibble; now that Stewart has (reluctantly) joined the Junior Office Supply Enthusiasts club they get to stay later -- but because of the lack of snacks the two dogs start exploring the empty cafeteria and end up starting a sandwich club.
Memories of Milligan, Julie Falatko
An arresting collection of interviews, collated by Norma Farnes, Spike Milligan's close friend and longstanding agent, bringing to life the late, great Milligan in all his various guises. Heralded as brilliant and difficult in equal measure, Spike Milligan is one of the most prolific and mould-breaking writers of the twentieth century. Fantastically funny and incredibly talented, on his death in 2002, Spike left behind him one of the most diverse legacies in British entertainment history.
Spike: an intimate memoir, Norma Farnes
The complete memoirs of a man of many talents and faces - the late, great Spike Milligan - affectionately recounted by his close friend and agent for 35 years, Norma Farnes. 'What's he really like?' Wherever I went and was introduced as Spike Milligan's manager I waited for the inevitable question. In not far short of thirty-six years it never altered. It wasn't one that could be answered in a few words so I generally made do with 'Interesting' or 'don't ask'.
As I lay dying, Norma Farnes
Set in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, As I Lay Dying tells the story of the dysfunctional Bundren family as they set out to fulfill Addie Bundren's dying wish. Told by fifteen narrators, including Jewel, Cash, Darl and Dewey Dell, As I Lay Dying uses stream of consciousness to unveil each character's motivations for carrying out Addie's wish, along with a multitude of lies they have been hiding from each other.
The stranger: based on the novel by Albert Camus, William Faulkner
The day his mother dies, Meursault notices that it is very hot on the bus that is taking him from Algiers to the retirement home where his mother lived; so hot that he falls asleep. Later, while waiting for the wake to begin, the harsh electric lights in the room make him extremely uncomfortable, so he gratefully accepts the coffee the caretaker offers him and smokes a cigarette.
Blowing on dandelions: a novel, Jacques Ferrandez
Do dandelion wishes actually come true? Katherine Galloway knew this moment of calm wouldn't last, blown away like the dandelion seeds she scattered as a girl. In 1880, three years after her husband's death, she struggles to run an Oregon boardinghouse and raise two girls alone. Things don't get easier when her critical, domineering mother moves in. Katherine must make the situation work, but standing up for herself and her family while honouring her mother isn't easy.
Wedding season, Miralee Ferrell
Sarah Stratford is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth--she doesn't believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But she somehow finds herself agreeing to organize two more, on the same day and only two months away. Luckily Sarah has two tried and true friends on hand to help her. As the big day draws near, all three women find that patience is definitely a virtue in the marriage game.
For your eyes only, Katie Fforde
In this collection of short stories, British secret agent James Bond must once again draw on his skills of deception and combat. For Your Eyes Only is the eighth title in the James Bond spy series. Who killed an elderly couple in their Caribbean home? M knows exactly who did it, but the murderers will most likely escape through a twisted net of global politics. The solution? M. calls in a personal favour from a certain licensed killer who understands the kind of rough justice needed.
Premeditated peppermint, Ian Fleming
Bailey King's ex-boyfriend, celebrity chef Eric Sharp, shows up to film an authentic Amish Christmas at Bailey's candy shop, but ends up asking for her help clearing his name after his executive producer is murdered and he is blamed.
Death and daisies, Amanda Flower
Fiona Knox thought she was pulling her life back together when she inherited her godfather's cottage in Duncreigan, Scotland--complete with a magical walled garden. But the erstwhile Tennessee flower shop owner promptly found herself puddle boot-deep in danger when she found a dead body among the glimmering blossoms.
Ninja on the job, Amanda Flower
Told in rhyme, Moby Shinobi tries to help out the construction workers building a house, but as usual his ninja skills just create chaos--until he saves a puppy that has gotten stuck in wet concrete.
Chocolate cream pie murder, Luke Flowers
When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery - not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that's practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom.
The hunting party: everyone's invited, everyone's a suspect, Joanne Fluke
Everyone's invited ... everyone's a suspect ... A group of old college friends are snowed in at a hunting lodge ... and murder and mayhem ensue. All of them are friends. One of them is a killer. During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago.
Here comes the sun, Lucy Foley
Wade Abbott is one and done--one look, one conversation, one weekend, and he knows who he wants. Except, Mia Simpson is not free to return his affection. In fact, he suspects she's in an abusive marriage, but she never confirms that, and he has no choice but to mind his own business where she's concerned. Two years after they first met and a year after he last heard from her, Mia shows up half-frozen, bruised and beaten on his doorstep, needing something only Wade can provide.
Treat her right, Marie Force
Her Mr Right views her as Ms Wrong, but he won't be able to resist her for long! Don't miss this fan-favorite tale from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster. Paramedic Zack Grange needs a wife, but not just any wife. He needs the perfect role model for his little girl. When Wynn Lane moves in next door, she embodies everything that he considers too much. Too brash, too unconventional, too...sexy.
Full dark house, Lori Foster
First novel in a mystery series starring two cranky but brilliant old detectives whose lifelong friendship was forged solving crimes for the London Police Department's Peculiar Crimes Unit. The story of both their first and last case--and how along the way the unlikely pair of crime fighters changed the face of detection. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of eighty-year-old detective Arthur Bryant.
Lady be bad, Christopher Fowler
Lady Eleanor, the Duke of Marymount's eldest daughter, knows the burden is hers: she must marry well to restore the family name. So a loveless match is made and her fate is set. But then Eleanor meets her intended's rakish younger brother. With his tawny hair, green eyes, and scandalous behaviour, Lord Alexander Raybourn makes her want to be very bad indeed.
Baring it all, Megan Frampton
Lady Violet knows Lord Christian Jepstow is interested in women. The problem is, he hasn't seemed to realize that Violet is a living, breathing woman--a woman with needs. Which is a huge problem, considering the fact that Violet and Christian are betrothed. Violet has no intention of saying her vows without knowing if her husband has the capacity to love her properly, so she does what anyone would do in her situation--she steps into his study and offers to take off her clothes.
The lady is daring, Megan Frampton
An adventurous lady sets out to find her runaway sister with the help of a handsome duke.
Lady be reckless, Megan Frampton
Lady Olivia, determined to win the admiration of her intended, sets out to find a match for his best friend and falls in love with him instead.
The end of the end of the Earth, Megan Frampton
A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigour to the themes - both human and literary - that have long preoccupied him.
A summer scandal, Jonathan Franzen
Summer has never been so scandalous... When Violet moves to Swallow Beach, she inherits a small Victorian pier with an empty arcade perched on the end of it, and falls in love immediately. She wants nothing more than to rejuvenate it and make it grand again - but how' When she meets hunky Calvin, inspiration strikes.
I am out with lanterns, Kat French
One of us is in the dark. One of us is a bully. One of us wants to be understood. One of us loves a girl who loves another. One of us remembers the past as if it just happened. One of us believes they've drawn the future. But we're all on the same map, looking for the same thing. Year Ten begins with a jolt for best friends and neighbours Wren and Milo. Along with Hari, Juliet, Ben and Adie, they tell a story of friendship, family, wild crushes, bitter feuds, and the power of a portrait.
Solve for happy: engineer your path to joy, Emily Gale
Solve for Happy is a startlingly original book about creating and maintaining happiness, written by a top Google executive with an engineer's training and fondness for thoroughly analyzing a problem. One of Solve for Happy's key premises is that happiness is a default state. If we shape expectations to acknowledge the full range of possible events, unhappiness is on its way to being defeated. To steer clear of unhappiness traps, we must dispel the six illusions that cloud our thinking (e.g.
The honest truth, Mo Gawdat
Mark's like any other thirteen-year- old. He loves his dog, taking photos and hiking, but he also has cancer. When his illness returns, Mark decides he's had enough of hospital. With his small dog Beau, he sets out to climb a mountain - and he's not going to give up until he's done it.
Mum on the run, Dan Gemeinhart
Laura Swan was dreading the school sports day Mum's race - but whoever would have thought it could be quite so life-changing? Sports Day at her children's school is a nightmare for Laura because of the event she dreads -- the Mums' Race. She knows the other mothers have been in training for at least three months -- even though they're trying to pretend that they haven't.
The mum who'd had enough, Fiona Gibson
After sixteen years of marriage, Nate and Sinead Turner have a nice life. They like their jobs, they like their house and they love their son Flynn. Yes, it's a very nice life. Or, at least Nate thinks so. Until, one morning, he wakes to find Sinead gone and a note lying on the kitchen table listing all the things he does wrong or doesn't do at all. Nate needs to show Sinead he can be a better husband fast. But as he works through Sinead's list, his life changes in unexpected ways.
In the boss's castle, Fiona Gibson
Falling for her new boss! Maddison Carter is determined to build her perfect life--one that provides the security she's always craved. But arriving in London for a six-month job swap, she's tempted by a man who's totally off-limits--her delectable boss, Kit Buchanan! When Kit whisks Maddison to his Scottish castle, she discovers the secret pain behind his easy charm. Only by helping Kit confront his demons does Maddison realise that no one has a perfect past.
The museum of things left behind, Jessica Gilmore
Find yourself in Vallerosa, a place lost in time Vallerosa is every tourist's dream - a tiny, picturesque country surrounded by lush valleys and verdant mountains; a place sheltered from modern life and the rampant march of capitalism. But in isolation, the locals have grown cranky, unfulfilled and disaffected. In the Presidential Palace hostile Americans, wise to the country's financial potential, are circling like sharks.
Finding Stevie. Part 1 of 3, Seni Glaister
Finding Stevie is a dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking on online. When Stevie's social worker tells Cathy, an experienced foster carer, that Stevie, 14, is gender fluid she isn't sure what that term means and looks it up. Stevie, together with his younger brother and sister, have been brought up by their grandparents as their mother is in prison. But the grandparents can no longer cope with Stevie's behaviour so they place him in care.
I believe in a thing called love, Cathy Glass
A disaster in romance, high school senior Desi Lee decides to tackle her flirting failures by watching Korean television dramas, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It's a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. She goes after moody artist Luca Drakos utilizing boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes.
The dying of the light, Maurene Goo
Diana Cooke was "born with the century" and came of age just after World War I. The daughter of Virginia gentry, she knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her famous beauty: their stately house, Saratoga, the largest in the commonwealth, which has hosted the crème of society and Hollywood royalty. Though they are land-rich, the Cookes do not have the means to sustain the estate.
The fall of princes, Robert Goolrick
1980s Manhattan shimmers like the mirage it was, as money, power, and invincibility seduce a group of young Wall Street turks. Together they reach the pinnacle, achieving the kind of wealth that grants them access to anything, and anyone they want. Until, one by one, they fall. The Fall of Princes takes readers into a world of hedonistic highs and devastating lows, weaving a visceral tale about the lives of these young men, winners all ... until someone changes the rules of the game.
Troll hunting: inside the world of online hate and its human fallout, Robert Goolrick
In 2013, journalist Ginger Gorman was trolled online. She received scores of hateful tweets, including a death threat. A picture of Ginger heavily pregnant alongside her husband and two-and-half year old daughter appeared on a fascist website. Understandably she was terrified, but once the attack subsided, she found herself curious.
Living like Livvy, Ginger Gorman
Sara Meredith is a mother of 4 beautiful healthy girls. Her third daughter, Livvy was born healthy and developed well until just after twenty months. To Sara’s horror, Livvy developed symptoms like having Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism and Parkinson’s disease all rolled into one. If you can picture this, you are close to understanding what she had to endure. She didn’t just have the problems with her joints. She didn’t just have epilepsy. She didn’t just have breathing problems.
Gone with the Windsors, Andre Govier
The fictional diary of the Queen's best friend in pre-war London. Laurie Graham's brilliant novel is the fictional diary of Maybell Brumby, a wealthy American widow who arrives in London in 1932 and discovers that an old school friend is in town: Bessie Wallis Warfield, now Mrs Ernest Simpson. Maybell and Wally are made for one another. One has money and a foothold in high society, courtesy of a sister who married well.
All in, Laurie Graham
Meredith Hunt is content with her solo life. She owns and runs a successful Pilates studio, volunteers at the high school every week, and recently bought a house. She can take care of herself, which is good because she has a hard time relying on other people. When she's mugged and a handsome man comes to her rescue, she doesn't know how to accept his help - or how to stop staring into his chocolate-brown eyes. Ace Vance moved to Bridgeport to offer his fifteen-year-old son, Finn, a better life.
The care and feeding of ravenously hungry girls, Shelley Shepard Gray
The Butler family has had their share of trials, as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest, but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will.
A son's vow, Anissa Gray
Lukas and Darla had been close friends until her father caused the fire that killed five Amish men, including himself and the mill owner, Lukas's father. Now Lukas is responsible for the mill and his three siblings. But when he learns Darla's brother is taking his anger out on Darla, Lukas can't simply stand by and watch.
Between two shores, Shelley Shepard Gray
With a Mohawk mother and a French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it easiest to remain neutral among warring sides. But when her British ex-fiancé, Samuel, is taken prisoner by her father, he claims to have information that could end the war. At last, she must choose whom to fight for.
Deathstalker: being the first part of the life and times of Owen Deathstalker, Jocelyn Green
Owen Deathstalker, last of the infamous warrior Clan, always considered himself more of a writer than a fighter, preferring his history books to making any actual history with a sword. But books won't protect him from Her Imperial Majesty Lionstone XIV, who just Outlawed and condemned Owen to death, without any explanation, reason, or warning. No wonder she's called the Iron Bitch.
Drinking midnight wine, Simon R Green
Bookstore owner Toby Dexter follows an enigmatic and beautiful woman who had been riding the same train through a mysterious door that leads to a strange new world, Mysterie, and into a series of fantastical adventures.
Zelda Stitch: term two, too much witch, Simon R Green
Goals for Term Two: 1. Be the best teacher I can be. 2. Keep my spells to myself. 3. Do not upset Melody Martin. What's a witch to do? Zelda is likely to end up in a truckload of trouble if she can't even follow the rules she sets herself. Especially when there's an impressionable young witchling in the class, and the vice principal is on the warpath. Soon both Zelda and the secret witchling are battling unruly magic, peer pressure and a seriously mean PE teacher.
Fangs for everything, Nicki Greenberg
When vampire fiction writer Elroy Evans comes to town for the COM-MIX convention, Jimmy Bishop decides he must find out if his crime-fighting dog, Abby, is really a vampire.
A mom's guide to lies girls believe: and the truth that sets them free, Tom Greenwald
You can't change the world, but you can prepare her for it. Your daughter is facing challenges you never dealt with at her age! From skyrocketing anxiety rates to bullying on social media, the Enemy's lies are everywhere. How do you help the girl you love walk in freedom? A Mom's Guide to Lies Girls Believe, the companion book to Lies Girls Believe, is your tool to come alongside your daughter in the fight against the lies the world is telling her.
Ladies of Intrigue, Dannah Gresh
Michelle Griep pens the stories of three nineteenth-century ladies of intrigue who seek true love in the midst of secrets and seemingly impossible circumstances.
The man with a load of mischief, Michelle Griep
Two pubs in Long Piddleton are the sights of two murders. Scotland Yard's Richard Jury gets some help from Long Piddleton's own Melrose Plant to root out evil in the heart of the village.
The old wine shades, Martha Grimes
While sitting in a London pub Richard Jury hears a story told by Harry Johnson about the disappearance of a good friend's wife and son (and dog).
The old fox deceiv'd, Martha Grimes
One chilly Twelfth Night, a murder disturbs the peace of Rackmoor. Inspector Jury of Scotland Yard must travel to the Yorkshire fishing village to solve the mystery.
The grave Maurice, Martha Grimes
Nell Ryder, the teenaged granddaughter of the owner of Ryder Stud Farm in the heart of Britain's racing world, has disappeared.
The winds of change, Martha Grimes
When an unidentified five-year-old girl is shot on a grimy street in London, Jury knows this will be one of the hardest investigations of his career. He is joined by his colleague DI Johnny Blakeley, head of the paedophile unit of New Scotland Yard, who suspects Viktor Baumann, owner of an iniquitous house on the same street - an operation Blakeley has been long trying to shut down.
Dust, Martha Grimes
Billy Maples, former patron of London's finest art galleries and current tenant of Lamb House in Rye - the late Henry James's residence - is found murdered in an upmarket hotel in London. Richard Jury, Scotland Yard's finest, finds himself faced with yet another perplexing investigation. As Jury delves deeper into the fragments of the life Maples left behind, he finds himself entangled in a web of conflicting stories and false leads.
Nightfall Berlin, Martha Grimes
In 1986, news that East-West nuclear-arms negotiations are taking place lead many to believe the Cold War may finally be thawing. For British intelligence officer Major Tom Fox, however, it is business as usual. Ordered to arrange the smooth repatriation of a defector, Fox is smuggled into East Berlin. But it soon becomes clear that there is more to this than an old man wishing to return home to die; a fact cruelly confirmed when Fox's mission is fatally compromised.
The waning age, Jack Grimwood
The time is now. The place is San Francisco. The world is filled with adults devoid of emotion and children on the cusp of losing their feelings--of "waning"--when they reach their teens. Natalia Peña has already waned.
Pokemon Go guide: + 20 tips and tricks you must read: hints, tricks, tips, secrets, Android, iOS, S E Grove
Be the Best Pokemon Trainer you can be!In our guide we dive right into the tips and tricks that will help you become a master in the quickest time possible. We guide you hand in hand with some of the most coveted tips and tricks discovered in the game so far.
After the party, Game Guidez
Lisa Wheeldon has a lovely life. Wife to a gorgeous husband, Scott, and a devoted mother to two small daughters, the former accountant has everything she wants - except a third child. But the universe has a strange way of providing.
The doll funeral, Cassie Hamer
My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. I'm supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs. But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my real parents. I don't say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed.
Salvation, Kate Hamer
In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation--including starships--virtually obsolete. Every place on earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now merely a step away from any other.
Hand in the fire, Peter F Hamilton
Vid ?osi? is a Serbian immigrant whose immediate friendship with a young Dublin lawyer, Kevin Concannon, is overshadowed by a violent incident in which a man is left for dead in the street one night. The legal fallout forces them into an ever closer, uncertain partnership, drawing Vid right into the troubled Concannon family.
Texas showdown, Hugo Hamilton
To protect the love he lost, this rugged Texas rancher will risk everything.When FBI agent Maria Belasco is mysteriously attacked, her soon-to-be ex-husband Austin O'Brien is instantly on the scene. Problem is, she can't remember what happened or the case she was working on. Or how, months before, tragedy had driven her and the reserved rancher irrevocably apart.Now Austin must pretend that nothing has changed between them to help Maria get her memory back--and discover who wants her dead.
The midwife of Hope River, Barb Han
As a midwife working in rural poverty during the Depression, Patience Murphy's only solace is her gift: the chance to escort mothers through the challenges of childbirth. Just beginning, she takes on the jobs no one else wants: those most in need-and least likely to pay. Patience is willing to do what it takes to fulfil her mentor's wishes, but starting a midwife practice means gaining trust, and Patience's secrets won't allow her to let anyone in.
Waking up: a guide to spirituality without religion, Patricia Harman
For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and "new atheist "Sam Harris, Waking UpWaking Up is part seeker's memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality.
Rising darkness, Sam Harris
An all-new, darkly romantic paranormal saga, in which the fate of existence itself lies in the balance-and the key to victory may rest in the hands of two eternal lovers. In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She's feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she's had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael.
The elder races: the complete novella bundle 2013-2018, Thea Harrison
All 13 previously published Elder Races novellas (2013-2018) in one convenient bundle.
Spies & stilettos, Thea Harrison
Elena Nayal has worked for MacKenzie Security for years. Quiet and unassuming, she stays in the shadows of the world's most elite clandestine agency. But she's trained relentlessly after hours, and her only thought is to be strong enough to track down and kill every last one of the men who brutally attacked her. Lieutenant Brady Scott is no stranger to special ops. He commands the greatest SEAL team in the history of America.
The children of Jocasta, Liliana Hart
When you have grown up as I have, there is no security in not knowing things, in avoiding the ugliest truths because they can't be faced ...Because that is what happened the last time, and that is why my siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents ...Jocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband.
The big leap: conquer your hidden fear and take life to the next level, Natalie Haynes
The Big Leap reveals a simple yet comprehensive model of life-fulfillment, presented in a way that engages both mind and heart. Hendricks developed these methods over the last thirty years by working closely with more than one thousand extraordinary achievers in business and the arts; from rock stars to Fortune 500 executives, whose stories are featured in these pages. Readers discover what prevents them from fulfilling their true potential so they may enjoy the highest levels of success.
The mother-in-law, Gay Hendricks
From the moment Lucy met her husband's mother, Diana, she was kept at arm's length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and properly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice who helped female refugees assimilate to their new country. Diana was happily married to Tom, and lived in wedded bliss for decades. Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law. That was five years ago.
The alter ego effect: the power of secret identities to transform your life, Sally Hepworth
A top performance expert reveals the secret behind many top athletes and executives: creating a heroic alter ego to activate when the chips are down.There's only one person in the way of you untapping your potential: You. There's also one person who can move you out of the way so you can perform at your peak. That person is already inside you. You just need to unlock them. This other part of you is your Alter Ego.
Vet among the pigeons, Todd Herman
Vet Among the Pigeons continues the story of veterinary surgeon Gillian Hick's escapades among the animal population. Although by now, not such a green graduate, the animals and their owners keep her challenged in a way never described in the text books. While based in a mixed animal practice in Wicklow, Gillian also travels regularly to inner city Dublin to work in the Bluecross animal welfare clinic but finds that sometimes the two lives are hard to combine.
Vet on a mission, Gillian Hick
With the imminent arrival of her third child, veterinary surgeon, Gillian Hick, decides to abandon the perils of mixed animal practice, in a favour of setting up a small animal practice from home. When neighbouring farmer, John Armstrong, drops in for a cup of tea and stays to build the new veterinary clinic, the dream becomes a reality.
The very marrow of our bones: a novel, Gillian Hick
Defiance, faith, and triumph in a heartrending novel about daughters and mothers On a miserable November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears nothing.
Now that you mention it, Christine Higdon
It's been over a decade since Nora left her hometown of Scupper Island, Maine, and very seldom looked back. She's carved out a successful life in Boston, where no one knows her as the awkward girl with the delinquent sister and the dad who left, but a not-as-dramatic-as-it-sounds brush with death has her taking stock of her life.
Miss Mink, Kristan Higgins
This whimsical collection of twenty cat-approved life lessons for living your purrfect life is accompanied by gorgeous, lushly detailed paintings. Miss Marcella Mink and sixty-seven of her favorite feline friends live happily in her big house by the sea. But there was a time when Miss Mink was not so happy.
Parallax: the race to measure the cosmos, Janet Hill
In the dramatic tradition of the best-selling Longitude, Parallax charts the historical path of observational astronomy's most daunting challenge: measuring the distance to a star. The greatest scientific minds applied themselves in vain to the problem across the millennia, beginning with the ancient Greeks. Not until the nineteenth century would three astronomers, armed with the best telescopes of the age, race to conquer this astronomical Everest'their contest ending in a virtual dead heat.
The house on the mountain, Alan Hirshfeld
The powerful story of a family who lose their home in a bushfire and their journey of recovery. Remembering Black Saturday. There is a fire coming, and we need to move quickly. Mum and Dad start packing bags, grabbing woollen blankets, the first-aid kit, torches, and then the photo albums. Dad puts Ruby on her lead and ties her up near the back door. My chest feels hollow, like a birdcage.
Last of the summer Moët, Ella Holcombe
Laura Lake, promoted to editor of glossy mag Society when her boss is carted off to rehab, has to deal with celebrity meltdowns including her international glamourpuss BFF being snubbed by villagers.
The ghost and the doppelganger, Wendy Holden
They say everyone has a double. Walt's distant cousin, Clint Marlow, could be his twin. When the unscrupulous cousin arrives at Marlow House with his fiancée, he conceals his real reason for being there. But, unknown to Walt--and his cousin--the Universe has its own plans, and none of them will ever again be the same.
The ghost of Christmas secrets, Bobbi Ann Johnson Holmes
It's hard to know who to trust when you're worth billions. Christmas brings uninvited family members to Marlow House, vying for Chris Glandon's favour. One of them may have already killed for it.
Supercharge your life: eat, love, connect: how to put real food at the heart of everything, Bobbi Ann Johnson Holmes
A guide to making your supercharged kitchen the heart of your home, with over 160 nutritious recipes and information and inspiration to help you consume and live with purpose. If you've spent years navigating one restrictive diet after another, it's time to shed the fear of eating the 'wrong' thing and fall in love with food again. An enduring kitchen is one where real food and thoughtful eating practices come together, and where commonsense and simplicity are celebrated.
Final shadows, Lee Holmes
Tasha Solomon's world turned upside-down when the psychic abilities she had tried so hard to live with in secret suddenly made her a target stalked by unseen enemies. John Brodie is by nature, by training, and by instinct a Guardian. He is a member of an intricate and secretive network of individuals who have devoted their lives to the deadly struggle of saving psychics in danger of being taken or being killed.
How I became a spy: a mystery of WWII London, Kay Hooper
He never imagined traipsing around war-torn London, solving ciphers, practicing surveillance, and searching for a traitor to the Allied forces. He certainly never expected that a strong-willed American girl named Eleanor would play Watson to his Holmes (or Holmes to his Watson, depending on who you ask). But when a young woman goes missing, leaving behind a coded notebook, Bertie is determined to solve the mystery.
A shilling for a wife, Deborah Hopkinson
Sally Swann thought life couldn't get much worse. Then a single coin changed hands. A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally's prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches.
Coming home to Holly Close Farm, Emma Hornby
Charlie Maddison loves being an architect in London, but when she finds out her boyfriend, Dominic, is actually married, she runs back to the beautiful countryside of Westenbury and her parents. Charlie's sister Daisy, a landscape gardener, is also back home in desperate need of company and some fun.
Goodness, Grace and me, Julie Houston
When Harriet's husband, Nick, throws in his safe, but boring job in order to set up a new business during a recession, Harriet is distraught. More so when she realises Amanda, her old enemy from school, is back. Amanda, it turns out, is Nick's new boss's wife and will be accompanying Nick on his business trips to Italy.
The one saving Grace, Julie Houston
When Harriet Westmoreland goes into labour with twins in Harvey Nichol's men's underwear department at exactly the moment she sets eyes on Alex Hamilton, it marks the start of a year of madness - for her, her family and, at times, it seems most of the West Yorkshire village of Midhope. Giving birth only two months after Harriet, her lifelong best friend Grace has her own craziness to contend with.
Highland angel, Julie Houston
Sir Payton Murray's reputation as a lover is rivaled only by his prowess with the sword, yet it is the latter gift that has captured the interest of Kirstie MacLye. Fleeing a murderous husband who left her for dead, she vows to expose the man for the vile scoundrel that he is. She also knows it will take planning, cunning, and the help of a brave, arrogant, and willing champion. Kirstie only prays that Sir Payton will accept her challenge.
The death of her, Hannah Howell
The Death of Her The Bones of You. A woman's body is discovered on a Cornish farm, battered and left for dead in a maize field. Airlifted to hospital, her life hanging in the balance, no one's sure who she is. Three days later she comes round, but her memory is damaged. She knows her name ? Evie ? but no more, until she remembers another name. Angel ? her three-year-old daughter. As the police circulate Evie's photo, someone recognizes her.
The bones of you, Debbie Howells
I have a gardener's inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft-petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer. Children who don't die before their parents. A community in shock When eighteen-year-old Rosie Anderson disappears, the idyllic village where she lived will never be the same again. Local gardener Kate is struck with guilt.
Cold reign: a Jane Yellowrock novel, Debbie Howells
Jane walks softly and carries a big stake to keep the peace in New Orleans, all part of her job as official Enforcer to Leo Pellissier, Master of the City. But Leo's reign is being threatened by a visit from a delegation of ancient European vampires seeking to expand their dominions. And there's another danger to the city. When she hears reports of revenant vampires, loose in NOLA and out for blood, Jane goes to put them down--and discovers there's something unusual about these revenants.
Skinwalker, Faith Hunter
Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind--a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires--and hunts the undead for a living. But now she's been hired by Katherine Fonteneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katie's Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who's killing other vamps.
Mercy Blade, Faith Hunter
Things are heating up in the Big Easy. Weres have announced their existence to the world, and revived the bitter tensions that run between them and their old enemies: vampires. As a trusted employee of Leo Pellissier, Blood Master of the City, Jane finds herself caught in the cross fire. When Jane is attacked by a pack of marauding werewolves, she is thankful for the help of a mysterious stranger named Girrard.
Seraphs, Faith Hunter
Living among humans in a postapocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix has learned to count on her friends, but she's lost count of her enemies. She is a source of both fear and fascination for the people of Mineral City. Her powers can save them from the forces of evil, but can also attract demon spawn and succubae. And fighting on her own turf nearly gets Thorn and those she holds dear killed.
Blood cross, Faith Hunter
The Vampire Council of New Orleans has hired Jane to hunt and kill one of their own who has broken sacred ancient rules. But she quickly realizes that in a community that is thousands of years old, loyalties run deep. With the help of her witch best friend and local vigilantes, Jane finds herself caught between bitter rivalries--and closer than ever to the secret origin of the entire vampire race.
Host, Faith Hunter
In a post-apocalyptic ice age, neomage Thorn St. Croix was nearly driven insane by her powers. She lived as a fugitive, disguised as a human and married to a human man, channeling her gifts for war into stone-magery. When she was discovered, her friends and neighbours accepted her, but warily. Not so the mage who arrives from the Council of Seraphs, who could be her greatest ally - or her most dangerous foe.
A return of devotion, Faith Hunter
Daphne Blakemoor was perfectly happy living in her own secluded world for twelve years. She had everything she needed-loved ones, a true home, and time to indulge her imagination. But when ownership of the estate where she works as a housekeeper passes on, and the new marquis has an undeniable connection to her past, everything she's come to rely upon is threatened. William, Marquis of Chemsford's main goal in life is to be the exact opposite of his father.
Circle of the moon, Kristi Ann Hunter
Nell can draw magic from the land around her, and lately she's been using it to help the Psy-Law Enforcement Division, which solves paranormal crimes. PsyLED head agent Rick LaFleur shifts into a panther when the moon calls him, but this time, something has gone wrong. He calls Nell from a riverbank - he's naked, with no memory of how he came to be there, beside a black cat killed by black magic. Then more animals turn up dead - a blood-witch is out to kill.
Lawson's Bend, Faith Hunter
In the hot summer of 2008, a tragic accident at the lake on the outskirts of Lawson's Bend forever scars the townsfolk. At an end-of-year celebratory campout, several students from the local high school drown and Henrietta Bolton loses her best friend, Georgie, to the murky waters. Unable to accept this as an accident, Henny runs from the small country town vowing never to come back. Stephen Drake has never left. Instead, he's tried to settle down, working with his dad on their small farm.
The wreck of the Mary Deare, Nicole Hurley-Moore
The battered hulk of a huge ship looms out of the stinging spray of a furious gale. Only one man, half-mad, remains aboard, working without sleep or sustenance to save her from sinking. But this man is no hero, and this ship was not meant to be saved. As Hammond Innes' classic tale moves from desperate struggles on the sea to a nail-biting courtroom controversy, the murky truth about the last voyage of the Mary Deare finally comes to light.
Feels like home, Hammond Innes
Lisa Ireland invites you to Linden Gully and the wedding of the year... When celebrity novelist Johanna Morgan surprises everyone by arriving back in Linden Gully three weeks early for her best friend's wedding, she's shocked to find her ex-boyfriend Ryan Galloway is back too and well-integrated in the community as the local vet. Jo's maid-of-honour duties are not the only thing that's brought her home.
One thing I know, Lisa Ireland
A fresh, heartfelt romance involving a case of mistaken identity when a ghostwriter masquerades as a relationship expert and the man who is determined to expose her holds not only the key to her success, but also her heart.
Backlash, Kara Isaac
The ranch country of Montana is beautiful, unforgiving, and for Colton and Denver McLean, filled with a whole lot of bad memories. It's been seven years since a fire claimed their parents' lives and drove both brothers away. Now their uncle's death has brought them back to a place where loyalty and love runs deep-but so do grudges. Suspicion still swirls about what caused that tragic fire. It created a rift between Denver and the foreman's daughter, Tessa Kramer.
The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club, Lisa Jackson
Emily Reed is having a bad day. Her mother has just dropped a devastating bombshell--the dad she's known and loved for twenty-five years isn't her biological father! Desperately in need of answers, Emily heads to Luna Bay covering her personal quest up as a work trip to Sunflower Cottage B&B. Setting up the 'Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club' should be a great way to meet the locals and maybe even find out who her father is.
The Grizzly maze: Timothy Treadwell's fatal obsession with Alaskan bears, Lynsey James
A riveting true story of one man's passion to understand and protect the grizzly bear, and his final violent encounter with one.
Wolf totem: a novel, Nick Jans
Beijing intellectual Chen Zhen volunteers to live in a remote settlement on the border of Inner and Outer Mongolia, where he discovers life of apparent idyllic simplicity amongst the nomads and the wild wolves who roam the plains. But when members of the People's Republic swarm in from the cities to bring modernity and productivity to the grasslands, the peace of Chen's solitary existence is shattered, and the delicate balance between humans and wolves is disrupted.
Worried?: science investigates some of life's common concerns, Rong Jiang
How scientific reasoning explains our mostcommon daily fearsfrom germs to naturaldisasters and everything in between.
Hell breaks loose, Lise A Johnson
aHell hath no hunger like a man let out of a cage …Shy and awkward, First Daughter Grace Reeves has always done what she's told. Tired of taking orders, she escapes her security detail for a rare moment of peace. Except her worst nightmare comes to life when a ruthless gang of criminals abducts her. Her only choice is to place her trust in Reid Allister, an escaped convict whose piercing gaze awakens something deep inside her. Reid is nothing like her other captors.
Rising sun, falling shadow, Sophie Jordan
It's 1943 and the Japanese juggernaut has swallowed Shanghai and the rest of eastern China, snaring droves of American and British and German Jewish refugees. Newlyweds Dr. Franz Adler and his wife, Soon Yi adjust to life running the city's only hospital for refugee Jews. Bowing to Nazi pressure, the Japanese force twenty thousand Jewish refugees, including the Adlers, to relocate to a one-square-kilometer "Shanghai Ghetto." Heat, hunger, and tropical diseases are constant threats.
Blood lies, Daniel Kalla
Ben Dafoe, a young emergency-room doctor and part-time crime-scene consultant for the Seattle Police Department, is haunted by addiction. Two years earlier, a cocaine and crystal-meth habit claimed the life of his identical twin, Aaron. Now Ben walks onto the scene of a savage stabbing to find that the victim is his former fiancEe, Emily Kenmore--another loved one who fell prey to drugs. Part of the carnage in Emily's bedroom is a single streak of blood caked on the wall.
The far side of the sky, Daniel Kalla
Swept up in a wave of violence when the Japanese Imperial Army tightens its stranglehold on the Shanghai refuge for thousands of desperate European Jews, surgeon Franz Adler falls in love with a nurse and endeavors to safeguard a refugee hospital.
Hannibal: enemy of Rome, Daniel Kalla
In the First Punic War, the Roman legions defeated and humiliated Carthage, their only serious rival for power in the Mediterranean. Now a brilliant young Carthaginian general, called Hannibal, is out for revenge. Caught up in the maelstrom are two young boys, Hanno, the son of a distinguished soldier and confidant of Hannibal, and Quintus, son of a Roman equestrian and landowner. A disastrous adventure will see Hanno sold into slavery and bought by Quintus' father.
Fields of blood, Ben Kane
Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues. Having brought his army safely over the Alps in winter, he now marches south to confront the enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely. Facing Hanno is his former friend, Quintus, whom Hanno met while in Roman captivity. A bitter quarrel with his father led Quintus to join the Roman infantry under an assumed name.
Hannibal: fields of blood, Ben Kane
Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely. But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome's generals seek to avoid confrontation. Eventually the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun. The place is Cannae - the fields of blood.
Spartacus: the gladiator, Ben Kane
Returning to his village after escaping the Roman army, Spartacus is betrayed by his jealous king and forced into life as a gladiator before executing a daring overthrow and assuming leadership over an army of escaped slaves.
Spartacus: rebellion, Ben Kane
Spartacus and his ragtag army take on the mighty Roman army in Ben Kane's brilliant recreation of one of the best-known epics of the modern era Spartacus has already done the impossible'not only has he escaped from slavery, he and his seconds have created a mighty slave army that has challenged Rome and defeated the armies of three praetors, two consuls, and one proconsul.
For the good times, Ben Kane
Sammy and his three friends are country boys from Armagh, the disputed borderlands of a country cannbalising itself. They love sharp clothes, a drink, and a night on the town singing Perry Como's classics. Their dream is a Free State, and their methods for achieving this are uncompromising. Heading for Belfast - ground zero of the Troubles - they find themselves in the incongruous position of running a comic book shop by day.
Riverboat roulette, David Keenan
I do have an idea. The most important thing, though," I said to Margot, Mrs. Marvin, and Catherine, "is for you to act completely normal. Our big advantage is that the thief doesn't think that anyone will check the safe until we're already back in River Heights and he or she is off the boat. The culprit has no idea that we're looking for him or her." Margot, Mrs. Marvin, and Catherine all nodded. I turned to Buddy. "What time are we due back at the dock?" "Ten thirty on the dot," he said.
The red slippers, Carolyn Keene
Nancy's friend Maggie gets a star role in the dance Sleeping beauty. Someone is intent on ending Maggie's career.
The sign in the smoke, Carolyn Keene
When Bess asks Nancy and George to be counsellors at her old camp, they're a little wary. After all, running around after a bunch of little kids doesn't exactly sound like fun! But Bess promises that the girls will get to enjoy nature, relax by the lake, and play some sports. Plus, it will give Nancy a much-needed break from solving mysteries.
Under the hood, Carolyn Keene
When Scott Devin buys a struggling car dealership in semi-rural Western Australia, the last person he expects to see in charge is a stilletto-wearing, mini-skirted foreperson. Exactly the distraction a struggling, male-dominated workshop doesn't need! But there's more to TJ Stevens than meets the eye. TJ Stevens has two major goals in life: to preserve her grandfather's heritage and protect her teenage rehabilitation program--and she'll go to any lengths to do it.
The heartless boyfriend, Juanita Kees
There's not an athlete alive who can match Will's drive and self-discipline...until an adorable two year old and a fiery chef land on his doorstep and turn his life upside down. If he wants to keep his girls, he's going to have to learn to lead with his heart and not his mind. Will Bowie is supposed to be training for the Olympics, but the toddler unexpectedly dropped into his life isn't interested in his schedules. Still, he's pretty sure he's got things under control... ...
The world's worst boyfriend, Erika Kelly
How's he supposed to win back the love of his life when a text he sent goes viral and the whole world's calling him the World's Worst Boyfriend? Six years ago Fin Bowie made a decision that cost him the love of his life. Now his ex is coming back to town for her brother's wedding, and he can finally make things right. Except, right before the event, a text he sent goes viral. Overnight, he becomes an international meme.
Mine for now, Erika Kelly
Nicole O'Donnell is more than ready for the fresh start college offers. After a lifetime of trying to help her alcoholic mom and ex-boyfriend get sober, she's finally learned her lesson: people don't change. They certainly don't change for her. Thanks to his mom's substance abuse issues, Dylan McCaffrey's persona non grata in his hometown of Gun Powder, Colorado. So when he scores a free ride to the top university in the country, he's determined to make something of this fresh start.
May the best man win, Erika Kelly
Jase Foster can't believe his bad luck. He's been paired with the she-devil herself for his buddy's wedding: Emily Klein of the miles-long legs and killer smile. She may be sin in a bridesmaid dress, but there's no way he's falling for her--again. They can barely stand each other, but given how many of their friends are getting married, they'll just have to play nice--at least, when they're in company.
The second sister, Mira Lyn Kelly
It is ten years since Ella's sister Miranda disappeared without trace, leaving her young baby behind. Chilling new evidence links Miranda to the horrifying Jason Thorne, now in prison for murdering several women. Is it possible that Miranda knew him? At thirty, Miranda's age when she vanished, Ella looks uncannily like the sister she idolized. What holds Ella together is her love for her sister's child and her work as a self-defence expert helping victims.
The power game, Claire Kendal
Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are sent to Maria Island in January of 1826, the very early days of the penal settlement there, to solve the murder of Harefield who sailed the government cutter between mainland Tasmania and Maria Island bringing all supplies and correspondence and directives, all of which he makes sure he reads. Knowledge is currency. One of Harefield's other responsibilities is to light the primitive lighthouse to keep the whaling boats out to sea safe.
A victim of the Aurora, Meg Keneally
An Edwardian murder mystery set on the unforgiving Antarctic tundra ... 'aptain Sir Eugene Stewart chose the gentlemen to join his great 1910 expedition to the South Pole with great precision, each man selected for his skills to survive the Antarctic winter.
Three cheers for the Paraclete, Thomas Keneally
A young Catholic priest, Father Maitland raises eyebrows among the brothers of St. Peter's the moment his young cousin and new bride spend the night in his room. But even when he's trying to do the right thing, Father Maitland continuously finds himself at odds with his superiors and the strictures of the Church-a conflict that threatens to unravel his faith and his life.
The widow and her hero, Thomas Keneally
When Grace married the handsome and worldly Captain Leo Waterhouse in Australia during the middle of the Second World War, she never doubted that she had married a hero and he would come back to her unscathed. But Leo never returns from a commando raid on Japanese ships in the Singapore Harbour, leaving Grace a widow, like so many, to shoulder the pain and regret of losing her husband.
Bring larks and heroes, Thomas Keneally
A South Pacific penal colony in the late eighteenth century. An honest man named Phelim Halloran and Ann Rush, his secret bride. Poet, soldier, lover and grand innocent, Halloran must confront his destiny in a place of tyranny and searing horror. This edition includes an introduction by Geordie Williamson.=538 \\ May require Adobe Digital Editions or vendor's app.
A family madness, Thomas Keneally
An Australian rugby player falls in love with the daughter of a Belorussian immigrant and struggles to understand the outlook of a man who has lived in a Nazi-occupied country.
Blood red, sister rose: a novel of the Maid of Orleans, Thomas Keneally
Jehannette, an illiterate peasant girl of seventeen, hears voices that tell her she must help the Dauphin become king. But this proves hard to accomplish in 15th century France as the British occupy parts of the country, including Rheims where the crowning must take place. Jehannette must first convince the Dauphin of her mission and then help lead his army to push back the occupiers.
Homebush boy, Thomas Keneally
In this playful and poignant memoir, Thomas Keneally returns to his adolescence in the suburbs of Sydney in 1952. At sixteen, the red-haired teenager idolized the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and had aspirations of becoming a star on the track or rugby field. He also dreamed of wooing the beautiful and alluring Bernadette Curran until the day she announces her desire to become a nun. For the first time, Keneally started to consider priesthood himself.
The chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Thomas Keneally
When Jimmie Blacksmith marries a white woman, the backlash from both Jimmie's tribe and white society initiates a series of dramatic events. As Jimmie tries to survive between two cultures, tensions reach a head when the Newbys, Jimmie's white employers, try to break up his marriage. the Newby women are murdered and Jimmie flees, pursued by police and vigilantes. the hunt intensifies as further murders are committed, and concludes with tragic results.
People's train, Thomas Keneally
Artem Samsurov, an ardent follower of Lenin and a hero of the rebellion, flees his Siberian labor camp for the sanctuary of Brisbane, Australia in 1911. Failing to find the worker's paradise and brotherhood he imagined, Artem quickly joins the agitation for a general strike among the growing trade union movement. He finds a fellow spirit in a dangerously attractive female lawyer and becomes entangled in the death of another Tsarist exile.
Flying hero class: a novel, Thomas Keneally
Palestinian terrorists hijack a flight from New York bound for Frankfurt that holds an unusual group of passengers: a troupe of dancers from the aboriginal Australian Barramatjara tribe. The hijackers single out Frank McCloud, the troupe's CaucAsian manager, as an "Exploiter of Landless People" and attempt to persuade the dancers to join their cause.
Adam, Thomas Keneally
On a barren road in the pre-dawn hours, Adam Farraday, the oldest of seven siblings, happens upon a disabled sports car and an angel in white searching for a disappearing dog. What is it about this secretive redheaded beauty that intrigues him as no woman has before? After learning her fiancé's true nature minutes before her wedding, Meg O'Brien drives as fast and as far away from her world as she can.
When pigs fly!: training success with impossible dogs, Chris Keniston
Do you have one of those "impossible" dogs? Get smart and find out how to work with your dog's nature, not against it.
Long road home: testimony of a North Korean camp survivor, Jane Killion
Kim Yong shares his harrowing account of life in a labor camp & mdash;a singularly despairing form of torture carried out by the secret state. Although it is known that gulags exist in North Korea, little information is available about their organization and conduct, for prisoners rarely escape both incarceration and the country alive.
Calm: mindfulness for kids, Yong Kim
Shares mindfulness activities that teach children how to focus their thoughts and pay attention, with care, to one moment at a time, including breathing exercises, moving the body to unwind stress, and taking a walk in the woods.
The music of what happens, Wynne Kinder
It is summer in Phoenix, and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help Jordan, a fellow student in high school, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan's deceased father, and which may be the only thing standing between homelessness for Jordan and his mom; the boys are strongly attracted to each other, but as their romance develops, it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding--and by the racism and homophobia of those around them.
Cut: the death and life of a theatre activist, Bill Konigsberg
Set in a world of government censure and ruthless stifling of anyone who questions their ways, CUT is a posthumous look at the personal and professional life of a visionary theatre artist.
The silent death, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
The sequel to the bestselling German crime novel Babylon Berlin, now a major Netflix series.
Brunch at Bittersweet Café, Volker Kutscher
Baker and pastry chef Melody Johansson has always believed in finding the positive in every situation, but seven years after she moved to Denver, she can't deny that she's stuck in a rut. One relationship after another has ended in disaster, and her classical French training is being wasted on her night job in a mediocre chain bakery.
In the dreaming hour, Carla Laureano
1933 Pea Ridge, Mississippi. A black man is murdered for the unspeakable crime of loving a white woman. Six months after his death, a mixed-race baby is born but the child vanishes. The proudest family in town is involved in these two incidents, but they are mysteries no one will speak of. To mention such things can only bring trouble, or worse....Present Day - A lawyer and a sheriff uncover the mystery that the family hoped would stay buried forever.
The tycoon's scandalous proposition, Kathryn Le Veque
Actress Kate Holiday is used to the spotlight, yet is happy melting into the background at a society party. Until the scorching gaze of charismatic Blake Randall rests on her.
The line between, Miranda Lee
When Wynter Roth is turned out of New Earth, a self-contained doomsday cult on the American prairie, she emerges into a world poised on the brink of madness as a mysterious outbreak of rapid early onset dementia spreads across the nation. As Wynter struggles to start over in a world she's been taught to regard as evil, she finds herself face-to-face with the apocalypse she's feared all her life—until the night her sister shows up at her doorstep with a set of medical samples.
Firstborn, Tosca Moon Lee
About the powerful descendants of the most notorious female serial killer of all time. All at once, she remembers. The memories Audra had erased have returned. And now she knows why she did it--to save her daughter. Now she must find her archenemy, the Historian, and put an end to the centuries old Progeny/Scion war once and for all.
Demon, Tosca Moon Lee
A novel that poses the question: if a demon came up to you and offered to tell his story, would you listen? Clay's life has reached a standstill. Recently divorced, he spends his days drifting from his drab apartment to his equally lackluster job as an editor for a small Boston press and back again. His dreary routine has left him mired in a seemingly meaningless existence, until the night he meets Lucian - a demon - and everything changes.
Conard County revenge, Tosca Moon Lee
Explosive secrets threaten everything an agent holds dear...When a bomb threat lures agent Darcy Eccles to Wyoming, she isn't expecting to stumble across an anti-government plot--or for handsome teacher Alex Jansen to be the key to stopping a madman. Enigmatic Alex's past is better left forgotten, but every tick of the clock will bring both of them closer to their nightmares--and to losing one another.
Choral society, Rachel Lee
When Lucy and Rebecca agree to help the shy Joanna overcome stagefright during their choral class, an unlikely friendship develops among the three. And soon enough, the lessons turn to matters of the heart. Lucy has been recently widowed and now faces the loss of her "old-fashioned" food column.
Stranded with the secret billionaire, Prue Leith
Jilted heiress Penny Hindmarsh-Firth sets her broken heart on escaping high-society city life. Instead, she's trapped by floods in the Outback and a handsome stranger on horseback comes to her rescue! After a betrayal shattered his life, Matt Fraser withdrew from the world--but he can't deny Penny a refuge. The secret billionaire is reluctantly intrigued as the society princess starts proving there's more to her than meets the eye.
Dissident gardens: a novel, Marion Lennox
An epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals. At the center of Jonathan Lethem's superb new novel stand two extraordinary women. Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist and mercurial tyrant who terrorizes her neighborhood and her family with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs.
Lucky Alan: and other stories, Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem's third collection of stories uncovers a father's nervous breakdown at SeaWorld in "Pending Vegan"; a foundling child rescued from the woods during a blizzard in "Traveler Home"; a political prisoner in a hole in a Brooklyn street in "Procedure in Plain Air"; and a crumbling, haunted "blog" on a seaside cliff in "The Dreaming Jaw, The Salivating Ear." Each of these locates itself in Lethem-land, which can be discovered only by visiting.
Chronic city: a novel, Jonathan Lethem
Before the sun dies and the Earth's core cools, before the zombies tear down the skyscrapers and all the pages are ripped from the library books, our species may already have long withered away in a virtual dystopia of failing beauty, faux terrors, and digitally-rendered hopes. Or if not all mankind, at least Manhattan. Such is the bleak path Jonathan Lethem lustrously figures in Chronic City.
The perfect horse: the daring rescue of horses kidnapped by Hitler, Jonathan Lethem
In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find—his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine—an equine master race.
Warrior of the wild, Elizabeth Letts
How do you kill a god? As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.
Attached: identify your attachment style and find your perfect match, Tricia Levenseller
We now know that the desire to become attached to a partner is a natural human drive not a weak attribute of clingy females, as some would argue! And according to the new science of attachment, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimise closeness.
Gallowstree Lane, Amir Levine
When a teenage boy steps out of the shadows of Gallowstree Lane and asks a passer-by for help, it's already too late. His life is bleeding out on the London street. The murder threatens to derail Operation Perseus, a cover police investigation into the Eardsley Bluds, an organised criminal network. Detective Kieran Shaw can't and won't allow that to happen. But fifteen-year-old Ryan has other ideas. He's witnessed the death of his best friend, and now he wants someone to pay.
Devil In Tartan, Kate London
Peril and passion on enemy seas...Lottie Livingstone bears the weight of an island on her shoulders. Under threat of losing their home, she and her clan take to the seas to sell a shipload of illegal whiskey. When an attack leaves them vulnerable, she transforms from a maiden daughter to a clever warrior. For survival, she orchestrates the siege of a rival's ship and now holds the devilish Scottish pirate Aulay Mackenzie under her command.
The woman from Saint Germain, Julia London
1941: Armed with a precious first edition of Finnegan's Wake and a stash of even more precious Chesterfield cigarettes, Eleanor Gorton Clarke is set to flee Paris. But when a stranger kills two German soldiers to save her life, Eleanor is forced to join the enigmatic Hink on the run. From vastly different backgrounds, at first the unlikely pair despise each other. But all their differences are swept aside as the deadly pursuit escalates and a powerful attraction finally erupts between them.
Home fires, John Lonie
When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships. Eighteen months later, with the flurry of national attention long past, Myrtle stands restored, shiny and new.
Finding hope at Hillside Farm, Fiona Lowe
Hillside Farm, nestled in the rolling hills of the Welsh countryside, is a safe haven for Ella. Working with her aunt Bron, she runs her own business, sharing her love of horses to help those in emotional need. Living on the remote farm, and with just the horses and her aunt for company, Ella thinks she has finally found a place where she can forget her own past and find peace. But the arrival of a small girl called Hope and her father Harry changes everything.
The honey farm, Rachael Lucas
The bees are restless. After a long drought, Cynthia's isolated honey farm has suffered in the heat. Soil dries into sand; honeycomb stiffens into wax. But she has a plan: offer the farm as an artists' colony with free board and 'life experience' in exchange for a summer of hard labour. For Silvia, a recent graduate and would-be poet, the chance to test her independence proves irresistible - as does Ibrahim, a passionate painter she meets there. But the honey farm isn't all it seems.
The ruin of kings, Harriet Alida Lye
Kihrin grew up on tales of long-lost princes and grand quests, despite being raised in a brothel, making money as a musician and street thief. One day he overreaches by targeting an absent noble's mansion, hunting for jewels. There he witnesses a prince performing a terrifying dark-magic ritual. Kihrin flees but he's marked by a demon and his life will never be the same again. That night also leads to him being claimed as a lost son of that prince's royal house.
The spy and the traitor: the greatest espionage story of the Cold War, Jenn Lyons
If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British double-agent Kim Philby, it was Oleg Gordievsky. The son of two KGB agents and the product of the best Soviet institutions, the savvy, sophisticated Gordievsky grew to see his nation's communism as both criminal and philistine. He took his first posting for Russian intelligence in 1968 and eventually became the Soviet Union's top man in London, but from 1973 on he was secretly working for MI6.
Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds, Ben Macintyre
First published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This Harriman House edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias - John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania.
Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds, Charles Mackay
First published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias - John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania.
On the Jellicoe road, Charles Mackay
Taylor Markham is now a senior at the Jellicoe School, and has been made leader of the boarders. She is responsible for keeping the upper hand in the territory wars with the townies, and the cadets who camp on the edge of the school's property over summer. She has to keep her students safe and the territories enforced and to deal with Jonah Griggs - the leader of the cadets and someone she'd rather forget.
The cross, Melina Marchetta
When an ancient cross is discovered in Eastern Europe it becomes a powerful weapon in the war between the trads and the Vampire Federation ? but soon, the world is threatened by its discovery? The cross of Ardaich, feared by vampires, was believed to have been destroyed during the bloody war between the Vampire Federation and the Trads. But its accidental rediscovery could be catastrophic. Detective Joel Solomon can't forgive VF agent Alex Bishop for making him a vampire.
Bound by the sultan's baby, Scott Mariani
A scandalous royal consequence! One night with innocent wedding planner Gabi was not enough for Sultan Alim al-Lehan, but duty called him home. Memories of their forbidden pleasure prove impossible to forget--especially when he discovers Gabi has just returned from maternity leave! The baby must be his...and if Gabi won't tell him then Alim will seduce the truth out of her! Demanding that she arrange his wedding--even if he's not yet picked a wife--is the ideal ruse.
The Bang-Bang Club: snapshots from a hidden war, Carol Marinelli
The Bang-Bang Club was a group of four young war photographers, friends and colleagues: Ken Oosterbroek, Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, war correspondants during the last years of apartheid, who took many of the photographs that encapsulate the final violent years of racist white South Africa. Two of them won Pulitzer Prizes for individual photos.
Wrestle!, Greg Marinovich
I love wrestling. When I grow up, I want to be just like my wrestling heroes: big and tough, with really huge muscles. The only problem is, my mums don't like fighting... A funny story about identity, family and dressing up.
A fatal flaw, Charlotte Mars
1960, Oxford As the city of Oxford prepares itself for the inaugural Miss Oxford Honey Beauty Pageant at The Old Swan Theatre, excitement is in the air. But when one of the leading contestants is found dead, suspicion hangs over the competition. Poisoned, the authorities assume her death was suicide. But after a malicious series of pranks and blackmail attempts are reported, WPC Loveday and Coroner Clement Ryder are called upon to solve the case.
You had me at cowboy, Faith Martin
Mason James is the responsible one who stayed behind to run the Colorado ranch while his brother, Rock, took off to play professional hockey. Women have used him before to get to his brother--and Mason intends never to get burned again. But after he meets reporter Tessa Kane at his brother's wedding, Mason discovers he's ready to take a chance on love.
Caught up in a cowboy, Jennie Marts
This cowboy plays to win Rockford James was raised as a tried and true cowboy in a town crazy about ice hockey. Rock is as hot on the ice as he is on a horse, and the NHL snapped him up. Now, injuries have temporarily benched him. Body and pride wounded, he returns to his hometown ranch to find that a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn't' His feelings for high school sweetheart and girl-next-door Quinn Rivers. Quinn had no choice but to get over Rock after he left.
The art of losing, Jennie Marts
At a party Harley Langston discovers her boyfriend, Mike hooking up with her younger sister, Audrey. She abandons them both in a rage, and when Mike drunkenly drives Audrey home, he crashes-- and Audrey ends up in a coma. Harley is left with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her relatively unscathed ex-boyfriend has a drinking problem. Raf, a neighbour and childhood friend who's recently out of rehab, is still wrestling with his own demons.
A murderous marriage, Lizzy Mason
When her sister Julia's new--and much older--husband is found dead the morning after their hasty marriage, Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady's maid, Eva, must discover the killer before the Renshaws' social standing is irreparably damaged by a murder charge.
No further questions, Alyssa Maxwell
The unthinkable has happened to Martha. She thought her baby daughter would be safe with her sister Becky while she was called away with work. Becky might be more relaxed than Martha, but she's a good parent to her own son. But the news of her baby's death and, later, her own sister's arrest turns her whole world upside down. Martha will have to watch her sister stand trial, to hear the evidence build up piece by piece. Her husband is sure of Becky's guilt.
Anything you do say, Gillian McAllister
PrimaIt's the end of the night. You're walking home on your own. Then you hear the sound every woman dreads. Footsteps. Behind you. Getting faster. You're sure it's him - the man from the bar who wouldn't leave you alone. You make a snap decision. You turn. You push. Your pursuer tumbles down the steps. He lies motionless, face-down on the floor. Now what? Call 999 Wait for the police to arrive. For judgement, for justice, whatever that may be.
Everything but the truth, Gillian McAllister
It all started with the email. It came through to her boyfriend's iPad in the middle of the night. Rachel didn't even mean to look. She loves Jack, and she's pregnant with their child. She trusts him. But now she's seen it, she can't undo that moment, or the chain of events it has set in motion.
The giant's house, Gillian McAllister
The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-six-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt'the "over-tall" eleven-year-old boy who's the talk of the town walks into her library and changes her life forever. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless they soon find their lives entwined in ways that neither one could have predicted.
Val McDermid 3-book thriller collection, Elizabeth McCracken
The mermaids singing: Up till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one's different - this one's on the loose. Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive.
The night Olivia fell, Val McDermid
Abi Knight is startled awake in the middle of the night to a ringing phone and devastating news - her teenage daughter, Olivia, has been in a terrible accident. Abi is told that Olivia slipped and fell from a bridge into the icy water below, and now she lies silent, dependent on life support. But then Abi sees the angry bruises around Olivia’s wrists and learns that her sensible daughter is in fact three months pregnant.
Code EMP, Christina McDonald
Leo Daly is looking forward to a family vacation and a break from his hectic hospital schedule. His dreams of kicking back, fishing, and hanging out with the wife and kids turn into a fight for survival when an electromagnetic pulse takes out the power grid leaving them stranded in the woods. Leo must use all of his skills to create a community of survivors from his family, the locals, and ill-equipped vacationers.
Hello, World! Ocean Life, M P Mcdonald
All young children love to play in the waves at the beach. Now here's a Hello, World! board book that teaches them all about oceans and the creatures and plants that live there.Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms ("An octopus has eight arms.
The hug, Jill McDonald
In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky; Tortoise is too bony. And that's when they find each other. Follow Hedgehog's story and then filp the book and read Tortoise's until they meet in the middle.
Dukes are forever, Eoin McLaughlin
In a steam-fuelled world where vampires once ruled the aristocracy, a conspiracy threatens to topple the queen, and the Duke of Malloryn knows his nemesis, Lord Balfour, has finally returned to enact his plans of revenge, Malloryn can trust no one, and when incriminating photographs surface—of an enemy agent stealing a kiss from his wife—he is forced to question just why his wife, Adele, trapped him into marriage.
The Maggie Black case files. Books 1-3, Bec McMaster
Have you met secret agent Maggie Black? She's deadly, beautiful, and the first person the British government calls when things go wrong. Now, for the first time, read all three books in this collated collection and discover the thriller series that's exploded on to the scene.
The power of eight: harnessing the miraculous energies of a small group to heal others, your life, and the world, Jack McSporran
In The Power of Eight, Lynne McTaggart, an expert on the science of spirituality, reveals her remarkable findings from ten years of experiments about how group intention can heal our lives and change the world for the better. When individuals in a group focus their intention together on a single target, a powerful collective dynamic emerges that can heal longstanding conditions, mend fractured relationships, lower violence, and even rekindle life purpose.
The scholar, Lynne McTaggart
Being brilliant has never been this dangerous ...When Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit and run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him.A security card in the dead woman's pocket identifies her as Carline Darcy, a gifted student and heir apparent to Irish pharmaceutical giant Darcy Therapeutics.
If I only knew, Dervla McTiernan
My life was perfect - until a shocking tragedy pulled the rug out from underneath me. My children were left without a father. I was without a husband and a provider. Instead of wallowing in my grief, I buried myself in my work at Dovetail Enterprises. Landing the promotion as the CEO's right hand was exactly what I needed. Getting saddled with Milo Huxley as an assistant is exactly the opposite. I can't stand him. He's arrogant, irresponsible, and out for my job.
We own tonight, Corinne Michaels
What's a girl to do after a drunken mistake? Run. I grab my clothes and get away from the powerful, irresistible, and best-sex-of-my-life superstar as fast as I can. His gorgeous green eyes, rock-hard body, and cocky smile have no place in my world. My life is complicated enough. Someone forgot to tell him that.
Not until you, Corinne Michaels
I have two rules in life: 1. No relationships, falling in love or attachments. 2. No sleeping with clients of my interior design firm. Since the last guy turned out to be married, they've been easy to follow. Until him. Callum Huxley is a ridiculously sexy Brit, and the connection we have the moment our eyes lock scares the ever-loving hell out of me. Thank God I came to my senses before going back to his hotel where I would've ended up naked, panting, and unable to forget him.
One last time, Corinne Michaels
I'm getting really good at cutting my losses. First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can't catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I'm determined to succeed. That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time … practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences.
Home cook: over 300 delicious fuss-free recipes, Corinne Michaels
'To me, home cooking means having fun with great ingredients without having to spend a fortune. It means spending some time, but not all the time, cooking nourishing flavoursome food. This book includes all my kitchen essentials and they are delicious and totally do-able.'This inspiring guide for the home cook is about enjoying good food any day of the week.
Polaris rising: a novel, Thomasina Miers
In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her High House is as a pawn in a political marriage. When her father arranges for her to wed a noble from House Rockhurst, a man she neither wants nor loves, Ada seizes control of her own destiny.
The queen's gambit: a Rogue queen novella, Jessie Mihalik
When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war--again--young Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict. But staying neutral in a galactic war doesn't pay the bills, not when both sides refuse to trade with neutral sectors. With her people on the brink of starvation, Samara hatches a daring plan to snatch the kidnapped Kos Emperor from the Quint mercenaries holding him.
Wedding night with her enemy, Jessie Mihalik
Allegra Kallas detests Draco Papandreou--and she especially can't stand the desire she feels whenever she sees the arrogant man who once rejected her! So she's horrified when her father's business runs into debt and the only man who can save them is none other than the ruthless Greek. No matter how much Allegra protests, Draco knows the driven career woman feels the fire that rages between them.
Click, Melanie Milburne
A debut graphic novel about friendship and finding where you "click" in middle school. Olive wants to get in on the act. Any act! Olive "clicks" with everyone in the fifth grade--until one day she doesn't. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups without her.
Understanding facial recognition difficulties in children: prosopagnosia management strategies for parents and professionals, Kayla Miller
Can you imagine not being able to recognize those you know if they wore glasses, changed their hairstyle, or perhaps put on a hat? Prosopagnosia is a severe facial recognition disorder that is thought to impact around two per cent of the population. Frequently found in children on the autism spectrum, those with the condition have difficulties distinguishing between one face and the next, meaning that they may not recognize even those who are closest to them. Nancy L.
A lady's deception, Nancy Mindick
Mr. Hugh Grey and Miss Eleanor Broxton share a scintillating liaison the night before he leaves for war in Canada. The memory sustained him for the years he was away. Now, the reputed rake is back, knighted, and he's got enough money to right the estate his father left in ruins. What would make Sir Hugh Grey's world perfect is the lovely Eleanor by his side.
The longer bodies, Pamela Mingle
Great Aunt Puddequet was reputed to be enormously wealthy. It was also a tradition in the family that she was extraordinarily mean. So when the malicious old bird summons her grand-nephews to perform in a games tournament in order to secure their inheritances, they gloomily oblige. Before long, the country house games are interrupted by murder.
The Christmas holiday, Gladys Mitchell
As winter comes to London, journalist Mia Walker is desperately hoping for her big break as a travel writer, dreaming of exotic locations and sun-soaked beaches. When she's invited to write a romantic travel piece that ends in a huge winter wedding in London, she jumps at the chance. The only trouble is, the photographer is renowned adventure-junkie Hunter Scott, who Mia last saw five years ago when she ended their engagement.
Scattered seed, Maxine Morrey
Thirty years. A time of quiet celebration for Sarah and Abraham. Thirty years since their arrival, penniless, in Manchester. So much behind them. The years of struggle, sustained by the closeness of family, faith and inheritance, shot through by the joys of love, of children and grandchildren. It seemed right to reflect and celebrate. Except that now there was a growing, terrible reminder of that half-forgotten past.
The tears of the Rajas: mutiny, money and marriage in india 1805-1905, Maisie Mosco
The Tears of the Rajas is a sweeping history of the British in India, seen through the experiences of a single Scottish family. For a century the Lows of Clatto survived mutiny, siege, debt and disease, everywhere from the heat of Madras to the Afghan snows. They lived through the most appalling atrocities and retaliated with some of their own.
Godzilla. Rulers of Earth. Volume 1, Ferdinand Mount
Dozens of new monsters have risen from the depth and are staking out their own territory, regardless of humanity's political borders! A war of dominance beings ... will Godzilla end up on top? First he'll have to beat a new upstart ...
1Q84: [a novel], Chris Mowry
An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.
Turn a blind eye, Haruki Murakami
'A different take on the usual detective story. I loved it' Lisa Hall, best-selling author of Between You and Me A dead girl. A wall of silence. DI Maya Rahman is running out of time. A headmistress is found strangled in her East London school, her death the result of a brutal and ritualistic act of violence. Found at the scene is a single piece of card, written upon which is an ancient Buddhist precept: I shall abstain from taking the ungiven.
A Split Worlds omnibus. Books 1-3, Vicky Newham
Between Mundanus, the world of humans, and Exilium, the world of the Fae, lies the Nether, a mirror-world where the social structure of 19th-century England is preserved by Fae-touched families who remain loyal to their ageless masters. Born into this world is Catherine Rhoeas-Papaver, who escapes it all to live a normal life in Mundanus, free from her parents and the strictures of Fae-touched society.
The deceiver's heart, Emma Newman
Now firmly on the side of the Coracks, sixteen-year-old Kestra Dallisor plans to use the magic Olden Blade to kill the evil Lord Endrick, but when she fails, Endrick turns her into one of his Ironheart soldiers, without any memory of her rebellion, and bound to obey him, his spy within the Coracks; the rebel Simon is desperate to return her to the Kestra he loves, but he is reluctant to use the magic that might heal (or destroy) her--and neither Simon or Kestra is sure who they can trust among t.
South India & Kerala, Jennifer A Nielsen
South India's long coastline frames fertile plains and curvaceous hills: thick coconut groves, luminescent rice paddies, fragrant spice gardens and picturesque tea plantations all kept glisteningly green by the double-barreled monsoon.
The sisters Hemingway, Isabella Noble
The Hemingway Sisters of Cold River, Missouri are local legends. Raised by a mother obsessed with Ernest Hemingway, they were named after the author's four wives--Hadley, Pfeiffer, Martha, and Mary. The sisters couldn't be more different--or more alike. Now they're back in town, reunited to repair their fractured relationships. Hadley is the poised, polished wife of a senator. Pfeiffer is a successful New York book editor. Martha has skyrocketed to Nashville stardom.
Becoming, Annie England Noblin
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-American to serve in that role-she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S.
Murder in an Irish pub, Michelle Obama
When competing card sharps stir up Siobhán O'Sullivan's quiet Irish village, a poker tournament turns into a game of Hangman as Eamon Foley is found at the end of a rope in the local pub.
Love and ruin: tales of obsession, danger, and heartbreak from the Atavist magazine, Carlene O'Connor
Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing. Since its founding in 2011, The Atavist has garnered an unprecedented eight National Magazine Award nominations and was the first all-digital publication to win in feature writing. This collection presents the finest examples of a new kind of nonfiction storytelling as practiced by a young generation of longform experts.
A life in letters, Susan Orlean
George Orwell was a tireless and lively correspondent. This carefully selected volume of his correspondence provides an eloquent narrative of Orwell's life, from his schooldays to his final illness. Orwell's letters offer a fascinating view of his thoughts on matters both personal, political and much in between.
A budding romance, George Orwell
When Anna is dumped by her fiancé, she moves in to her own place on the edge of the gorgeous Wildflower Park and pledges to stay off men and focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives an accidental text from a mystery man, could it be the new start she needs? Or someone she really shouldn't be falling for? Anna's neighbour Sophie is a stressed-out mum-of-two with a third on the way.
Passage to Pemberley: four Pride and prejudice variation novellas, Bella Osborne
Elizabeth Bennet's rejection of Mr. Collins' proposal has set in motion a chain of events that are far beyond what she ever imagined. After Charlotte Lucas' wedding day, Elizabeth discovers rumours and secrets that have been swirling around her family and friends for far too long... and some secrets that should have remained hidden threaten to destroy everything Elizabeth holds dear. When the scandal of Lydia's elopement with the devious Mr.
Nopi: the cookbook, Emma Osborne
A cookbook from acclaimed London restaurant Nopi, by powerhouse author Yotam Ottolenghi and Nopi head chef Ramael Scully. Yotam Ottolenghi is beloved in the food world for his beautiful, inspirational cookbooks, as well as his Ottolenghi delis and his fine-dining restaurant, Nopi. In The NOPI Cookbook, head chef Ramael Scully's Asian-inspired pantry meets Ottolenghi's Middle Eastern influences and brings the restaurant's favorite dishes within reach of the home cook.
Weighted blanket guide, Yotam Ottolenghi
This concise guide provides everything you need to know about deep pressure and using weighted blankets to help with sensory integration, improve sleep, lessen anxiety, ease chronic pain, and more. Based on up-to-date research, it dispels online myths and provides reliable information on selecting safe and effective weighted blankets.
Cold case Christmas, Eileen Parker
Home for Christmas after her long-missing mother's body is found, nothing will keep Nora Livingstone from uncovering the truth about the cold case. Especially not Deputy Sheriff Rush Buchanan, whom she once loved and left. Even when threats become attempts on her life, Rush can't dissuade her - but he will protect her. Because someone is determined to bury the truth...or bury Nora.
The lord of death, Jessica R Patch
Exiled Chinese national Shan Tao Yun is told he's been appointed by the gods to accompnay a corpse across Everest.
Why men don't listen and women can't read maps, Eliot Pattison
Men and women are have different values and different rules. Not better or worse - just different. Everyone knew this but very few people were willing to admit it. That is, until Allan and Barbara Pease came along. Their practical, easy-to-read and often controversial book will help you discover the truth about men and women - and teach you what to do about it.
Max and the Midknights, Allan and Barbara Pease
Max and a group of friends dubbed the Midknights go on a quest to rescue the Kingdom of Byjovia from the mean King Gastley!
The Smitten Kitchen cookbook, Lincoln Peirce
The long-awaited cookbook from the food blogging phenom, Deb Perelman -- home cook, mom, photographer, and celebrated author of SmittenKitchen.com.
Please don't feed the mayor, Deb Perelman
When the lumber mill closes, laying off most everyone in Fossett, Oregon, Melanie MacDonald plans to revitalize her beloved but beleaguered homestead by running her border collie Shep in Fossett's mayoral race. Shep wins by a landslide. A lover of democracy and dog treats, Shep is rapidly earning the goodwill of Fossett's citizens. Tourists are streaming in and everyone wants to glad-paw the new mayor.
Leisure: the basis of culture; The philosophical act, Sue Pethick
One of the most important philosophy titles published in the twentieth century, Joseph Pieper's Leisure, the Basis of Culture is more significant, even more crucial than it was when it first appeared fifty years ago. Pieper shows that Greeks understood and valued leisure, as did the medieval Europeans. He points out that religion can be born only in leisure. Leisure that allows time for the contemplation of the nature of God.
Figuring, Josef Pieper
Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries – beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalysed the environmental movement.
The birth of loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the guitar-pioneering rivalry that shaped rock 'n' roll, Maria Popova
A riveting saga in the history of rock 'n' roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar's amplified sound-Leo Fender and Les Paul-and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock 'n' roll-and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments.
Lancaster County second chances: 6-book boxed set bundle, Ian S Port
When God offers a second chance, will these Amish women seize it? The Lancaster County Second Chances 6-Book boxed set is a best-selling, complete Christian romance collection that will make you fall in love with an entire Amish community. Book 1: An Amish widow. A second chance. Can love rise from the ashes?After Katie Fisher's husband and young son are killed in a fire, the Amish widow returns to her parents' home with her faith in shambles.
The captain's girl, Ruth Price
Cornwall 1793. As the French Revolution threatens the stability of England, so too is discontent brewing in the heart of Celia Cavendish. Promised to the brutal Viscount Vallenforth to fulfil her own father's ends, she must find a way to break free from bounds of a life stifled by convention and cruelty.
Stay alive in Minecraft!, Nicola Pryce
Will you survive the night? The world of Minecraft is a place of wonder, discovery, and most of all: fun! But it can also be dangerous, even for the most battle-hardened players. Stay Alive in Minecraft! will keep you one step ahead of all the nasty mobs and creatures who might try to bring your adventure to a premature end.
Believe in me, Future Publishing
Even the Worthington least likely to wed may find her perfect match …Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from travelling. But when her mother thwarts her plan to attend the only university in Europe that accepts women - in Italy - she is forced to agree to one London Season.
The huntress, Ella Quinn
On the icy edge of Soviet Russia, bold and reckless Nina Markova joins the infamous Night Witches - an all-female bomber regiment - wreaking havoc on Hitler's eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, Nina must use all her wits to survive. British war correspondent Ian Graham has witnessed the horrors of war from Omaha Beach to the Nuremburg Trials.
Attendant lords: Bairam Khan and Abdur Rahim, courtiers and poets in Mughal India, Kate Quinn
Bairam Khan and his son, Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan were soldiers, poets and courtiers whose lives reflected the turbulent times they lived in. In telling their stories, Attendant Lords spans the reigns of four emperors - Babur, Humayun, Akbar and Jahangir - and covers over a hundred years of Mughal history, a time when these two noblemen were at the very heart of the court's labyrinthine politics.
Hot for a cowboy, TCA Raghavan
Eden Rafferty has lost it all: big-time career, high profile marriage, and just about everything she owns. Coming back to Wildcat Bluff with her tail between her legs, the only person who can help her heal is cowboy firefighter Shane Taggart. But nothing is simple, and their high-octane past is just the beginning of their current problems.. --p.
The runaway daughter, Kim Redford
It's 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime she was forced into committing. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, the Zip Club. Re-inventing herself as Vita Casey, Anna becomes part of the line-up and is thrown into a hedonistic world of dancing, parties, flapper girls and fashion.
Seduced by Stratton, Joanna Rees
Stratton English, the hottest, youngest, most devastatingly handsome CFO in Philadelphia, has a problem: women make him nervous. Really nervous. Catastrophically nervous. Socially awkward to an extreme, he's apt to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, and it's rarely something a woman wants to hear. Quietly in love with his neighbour, Amy, he has no idea how to make his move, but he is committed to figuring out a way to seduce her.
Neanderthal marries human, Katy Regnery
There are three things you should know about Quinn Sullivan: 1) He is madly in love with Janie Morris, 2) He's not above playing dirty to get what (or who) he wants, and 3) He doesn't know how to knit. After just five months of dating Janie, Quinn--former Wendell and unapologetic autocrat--is ready to propose marriage. In fact, he's more than ready.
Motion, Penny Reid
Forced to lie to protect her sister. One week. Home alone. Girl genius. Unrepentant slacker. Big lie. What's the worst that could happen? Mona is a smart girl and figured everything out a long time ago. She had to. She didn't have a choice. When your parents are uber-celebrities and you graduate from high school at fifteen, finish college at eighteen, and start your PhD program at nineteen, you don't have time for distractions outside of your foci. Even fun is scheduled.
Happily ever ninja, Penny Reid
There are three things you need to know about Fiona Archer... I would tell you what they are, but then I'd have to kill you. But I can tell you that Fiona's husband--the always irrepressible and often cantankerous Greg Archer--is desperately in love with his wife. He aches for her when they are apart, and is insatiable when they are together. Yet as the years pass, Greg has begun to suspect that Fiona is a ninja. A ninja mom. A ninja wife. A ninja friend.
The beautiful lost, Penny Reid
Ever since her mother left, Maia has struggled with depression, which has only gotten worse since her father remarried; so Maia decides run away to Canada to find her mother, together with Billy, a boy who now lives in a group home and has his own family tragedy--but when they finally arrive in Tadoussac, Quebec, Maia discovers that even her mother has been keeping secrets.
Follow the stars home, Luanne Rice
Being a good mother is never simple: each day brings new choices and challenges. For Diane Robbins, being a devoted single mother has resulted in her greatest joy and her darkest hours. Weeks before her daughter was born, she and her husband Tom received the news every parent fears. Tom had not reckoned on their child being anything less than perfect, and abruptly fled, leaving Diane with a newborn baby - almost alone.
The lemon orchard, Luanne Rice
After the death of her daughter, Julie housesits the Mailbu home of her aunt and uncle where she finds herself drawn to Roberto, the handsome man who oversees the lemon orchard and whose daughter was lost but never found.
A map of days, Luanne Rice
Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery of a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob's grandfather, Abe.
Seven deadly sins: *and one very naughty fruit, Ransom Riggs
A fascinating, funny and downright bizarre survey of culinary oddities by one of Australia's most beloved comedians. In this irreverent romp through the history of food via the Seven Deadly Sins, Mikey Robins uncovers the most bizarre food-related stories of all time.
The magnate's mail-order bride, Mikey Robins
A mix-and-match mock engagement? Ballerina Sofia Koslov's career is on the line when she's accosted at the airport by a rich, reckless playboy who thinks she's his mail-order bride! But the playboy's levelheaded brother, Quinn McNeill, solves the media snafu with a switcheroo. He'll pretend to be her legitimate fiancé to protect her reputation--and to protect his family's business deals from her father's wrath.
Quitting plastic: easy and practical ways to cut down the plastic in your life, Joanne Rock
A great guide to the many things you can do to reduce your plastic footprint.' - Craig Reucassel, ABC TV's War on Waste Where do you start if you want to reduce the plastic in your life? Especially when most of us are wearing it, eating and drinking from it, sitting on it, walking on it, and probably even ingesting it. Anywhere you go, plastic is within easy reach - even in Antarctica and the North Pole.We didn't quit plastic overnight. In fact, it's still a work in progress.
Lady notorious, Clara Williams Roldan
Who knew love would be her secret weapon? Cassandra Benton has always survived by her wits and wiles, even working for Bow Street alongside her twin brother. When injury takes him out of commission, Cass must support the family by taking on an intriguing new case: George, Lord Northbrook, believes someone is plotting to kill his father, the Duke of Ardmore. Decades before, the duke was one of ten who formed a wager that would grant a fortune to the last survivor.
Best day ever, Theresa Romain
"I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I've promised her...and more." Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them.
Survive the night, Kaira Sturdivant Rouda
He's always been a haven: For the lost. The sick. The injured. But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he'll do more than heal her battered spirit-he'll defend her with his life. K9 Officer Otto Gunnersen always had a soft spot for anyone in need. As Monroe's very own Dr. Doolittle, he dedicates himself to rehabilitating the injured souls that cross his path-but for all his big heart, he's never been in love. Until he meets Sarah Clifton's haunted eyes.
Rise of the dragons, Katie Ruggle
When Sirin forges the first dragon bond in centuries, she soon finds herself in the middle of a battle between the dragons who want to protect humans and those that don't.
Forever my hero, Angie Sage
Dan Amos lost his wife and son years ago, when they inadvertently got in the way of a death threat meant for him. He's never had eyes for anyone since, and he doesn't want to. But fellow Blessings resident Alice Conroy sparks something inside him...Newly widowed, Alice was disillusioned by marriage and isn't looking to fall in love anytime soon. Then a tropical storm blazes a path straight for the Georgia coast, and as the town prepares for the worst, Dan opens his heart and his home.
You and only you, Sharon Sala
With the support of her handsome, unassuming friend Mike Dalton, LilyAnne Bronte is finally ready to put the past in the past. It's never too late Mike Dalton has secretly loved LilyAnn Bronte since they were all children together in the small town of Blessings, Georgia. But one fateful day T.J. Lachlan roars into town and starts showering LilyAnn with his charm, and Mike feels his dream of them being more than friends slipping away.
Radical kindness: the life-changing power of giving and receiving, Sharon Sala
Angela C. Santomero, the creator, executive producer, and head writer of many of today's most popular educational children's shows believes in the radical power of kindness, on her shows, and in her life. Inspired by her mentor Fred Rogers, beloved host of the classic, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Angela has dedicated her life to teaching others that when you treat yourself and others with warmth, empathy, and respect, life changing benefits follows.
The unspeakable unknown, Angela C Santomero
Nikola Kross's father, who was kidnapped by extraterrestrials, is still missing and it is up to Nikola, thirteen, and her new friends at the secret boarding school for scientific geniuses to rescue him.
The sisters Mederos, Eliot Sappingfield
Two sisters fight with manners, magic, and mayhem to reclaim their family's name, in this captivating historical fantasy adventure. House Mederos was once the wealthiest merchant family in Port Saint Frey. Now the family is disgraced, impoverished, and humbled by the powerful Merchants Guild. Daughters Yvienne and Tesara Mederos are determined to uncover who was behind their family's downfall and get revenge.
Fog season, Patrice Sarath
A web of secrets and hidden identities ensnare two sisters and their family, in this delightful historical fantasy sequel to The Sisters MederosAfter the shocking events of last summer, the high society of Port Saint Frey has plenty to gossip about.
Girls who code: learn to code and change the world, Patrice Sarath
Crack the code to your future dreams. Since 2012, the organisation Girls Who Code has been leading the charge to get girls interested in technology and coding.
The paradox of choice: why more is less, Reshma Saujani
Whether buying a pair of jeans or applying to college, everyday decisions, big and small, have become increasingly complex due to the abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction--but choice overload can make you question your decisions before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for failures.
Meander, Barry Schwartz
The course of the Meander is so famously indirect that the river's name has come to signify digression is an invitation Jeremy Seal is duty-bound to accept while travelling the length of it in a one-man canoe. At every twist and turn of his journey, from the Meander's source in the uplands of Central Turkey to its mouth on the Aegean Sea, Seal illuminates his account with a wealth of cultural, historical and personal asides.
Lady smoke, Jeremy Seal
The Kaiser murdered Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo's country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess - a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenceless. He didn't realise that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage - Prinz Soren.
No safe place, Laura Sebastian
He lives by the law. She's running for her life. After forensic accountant Beth Greenwood uncovers a money-laundering scheme tying her company to the organisation that murdered her mentor, she knows she needs to go into hiding. With ruthless killers in pursuit, she's forced to rely on homeland security agent Corbin Ross's protection &#8211 even as his investigation suggests Beth is complicit in embezzlement.
The Priory of the Orange Tree, Sherri Shackelford
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Hourglass, Samantha Shannon
The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love. Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time--abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience.
High: everything you want to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction, Dani Shapiro
Just Say Know! With drug education for children more important than ever, this nonfiction book draws on the experiences of the NY Times bestselling father/son team of David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens and tweens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction.
Fiery ferments: 70 stimulating recipes for hot sauces, spicy chutneys, kimchis with kick, and other blazing fermented condiments, David Sheff
Add both health and heat to your plate! The best-selling authors of Fermented Vegetables present an all-new array of techniques and formulas to make naturally fermented spicy sauces, relishes, and spreads - plus dozens of recipes that use your hot ferments.
A scandalous deal, Kirsten Shockey
Arriving in New York City to realize her dream of becoming an architect, Lady Eva Hyde discovers that her new boss is the man with whom she had a passionate shipboard encounter, and struggles to make him take her seriously as danger threatens.
A notorious vow, Joanna Shupe
With the fate of her disgraced family resting on her shoulders, Lady Christina Barclay has arrived in New York City from London to quickly secure a wealthy husband. But when her parents settle on an intolerable suitor, Christina turns to her reclusive neighbor, a darkly handsome and utterly compelling inventor, for help.
A daring arrangement, Joanna Shupe
Lady Honora Parker must get engaged as soon as possible, and only a particular type of man will do. Nora seeks a mate so abhorrent, so completely unacceptable, that her father will reject the match, leaving her free to marry the artist she loves. Who then is the most appalling man in Manhattan? The wealthy, devilishly handsome financier, Julius Hatcher, of course. Julius is intrigued by Nora's ruse and decides to play along.
Mogul, Joanna Shupe
The owner of a well-respected national newspaper, Calvin Cabot, who has the power to bring the upper crust of society to its knees, agrees to help a desperate heiress from his past find her brother who has disappeared, and in the process, finds a love to last a lifetime.
Lion of the sun, Joanna Shupe
Mesopotamia, AD 260. Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians.
King of kings, Harry Sidebottom
AD 256 - the specter of treachery hangs ominously over the Roman Empire. The sparks of Christian fervor have spread through the empire like wildfire, and the imperium is alive with the machinations of dangerous and powerful men. All the while, Sassanid forces press forward relentlessly along the eastern frontier. The battle-bloodied general Ballista returns to the imperial court from the fallen city of Arete - only to find that there are those who would rather see him dead than alive.
Improvement, Harry Sidebottom
This is a bold and piercing novel about a young single mother, her eccentric aunt and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them.
The Rosie result, Joan Silber
Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Australia after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school: he's socially awkward and not fitting in.
Circle of shadows, Graeme C Simsion
Sora can move as silently as a ghost and hurl throwing stars with lethal accuracy. Her gemina, Daemon, can win any physical fight blindfolded and with an arm tied around his back. They are apprentice warriors of the Society of Taigas--marked by the gods to be trained in magic and the fighting arts to protect the kingdom of Kichona.
Taken in Texas, Evelyn Skye
A cowboy protector from her past... Working her first case as deputy sheriff with her ex-boyfriend, Detective Cord Goodwin, Kendall McKade is determined to track the kidnappers - even if it makes her a target. Desperate to find the abducted victim, his aunt, Cord must keep Kendall safe...while also caring for his recently orphaned nephew. Teaming up threatens to rekindle Cord and Kendall's relationship, but first they must solve a life-threatening mystery.
Dauntless, Susan Sleeman
Lady Merry Ellison, seventeen, will go to any lengths to protect "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest," a band of orphans from her former village who hijacked ill-gotten gold meant for the king, capturing the attention of Timothy Grey, the ninth child of a baron, who longs to perform a legendary feat and earn a title of his own.
Courageous, Dina L Sleiman
Valiant Hearts: Where Adventure and Romance MeetInspired by the vision of the Young Lady Sapphira, Rosalind of Ipsworth joins a group of men, women, and children as a defender of the cross, seeking to free captives from prisons near Tripoli. She gladly gives herself to the cause, as she's haunted by a tragic mistake and no longer deserves such joys as marriage and family might bring.Sir Randel Penigree was reared to serve in the church, but dreams of protecting the innocent as a knight.
Chivalrous, Dina L Sleiman
Strong and adventurous Gwendolyn Barnes longs to be a knight like her chivalrous brothers. However, that is not an option for her, not even in the Arthurian-inspired Eden where she dwells. Her parents view her only as a marriage pawn, and her domineering father is determined to see her wed to a brutish man who will break her spirit.
The book of knowing: know how you think, change how you feel, Dina L Sleiman
Learn to understand the way you think and you will be able to deal with many of life's difficult moments. Written in an accessible and humorous style, this book teaches you to know what's going on in your mind and how to get your feelings under control. It'll help you adapt and feel better about your place in the world.
The drowning, Gwendoline Smith
Every seven years, a boy disappears from Camp Waukeelo. Who will be next' It doesn't take long for a little boy to disappear. Joey Proctor can't swim, but that doesn't stop camp counselor Alex Mason from leaving him out on a raft in the middle of the lake in a fit of rage. Alex only meant to scare the kid, teach him a lesson. He didn't mean to forget about him. But now Joey is gone...'nd his body is never found. More than twenty years later, Alex is a success.
The things we thought we knew, J P Smith
A powerful novel about the things we remember and the things we wish we could forget.
Unmasking the maverick, Mahsuda Snaith
Releasing his inner cowboy... Rugged ex-marine Brendan Tanner and his muscles recently took up residence at the Stockton ranch, presumably for a short-term stay. Could Fiona O'Reilly make him rethink his wandering ways? The sparks between those two could light up all of Rust Creek Falls, if only they weren't so darned wary of falling in love.
Death in disguise, Teresa Southwick
When the body of an American woman is found in the Prince Alfred suite at the Royal Victoria Hotel, DCI Monika Paniatowski is faced with one of the most baffling cases of her career. The woman who called herself Mary Edwards had been a guest at the hotel for the past two weeks, having paid cash in advance.
Backlash, Sally Spencer
Detective Chief Inspector Monika Paniatowski's bitter personal history with Chief Superintendent Tom Kershaw makes her resent the emphasis being put on finding his wife, who has apparently been kidnapped following an automobile accident, and when young prostitute Grace Meade also disappears, Monika sees enough similarities to justify widening her search, even though she has been told to devote her time to the Kershaw case.
The dark lady, Sally Spencer
Chief Inspector Woodend is confronted with the case of a German efficiency expert, found murdered in the woods near the chemicals plant at which he worked.
The mystery of the squashed cockroach, Sally Spencer
Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for Joe, Fin and April Peski to solve the mystery of the cockroach catastrophes that is rocking their new home town of Currawong. Along with Loretta, their stunningly beautiful yet sociopathic next-door neighbour, and Pumpkin, the world's worst trained dog, they set out to catch the culprit. Together they are The Peski Kids.
Flare up, R A Spratt
When a 911 call brings Wren Everett, the woman who broke his heart, back into his life, fire fighter Grant Cutter refuses to let her go a second time, especially after he discovers the real reason she left him.
The X-Wing: the classic novels, Shannon Stacey
The X-wing/Wraith Squadron adventures comprise one of the most popular series in the Star Wars Legends universe, and now these ten thrilling novels are together in one convenient ebook bundle. They are sleek, swift, and deadly. They are the X-wing fighters. And as the struggle rages across the vastness of space, the fearless men and women who pilot them risk both their lives and their machines.
Matters of the heart, Michael A Stackpole
Top photographer Hope Dunne fights to escape a mesmerising sociopath who holds her in his thrall after she accepts a last-minute assignment to fly to London at Christmas and photograph one of the world's most celebrated writers--an Irish-American author known for novels of thrilling literary darkness.
Mr. Wolf's class. Mystery club, Danielle Steel
Three classmates decide to form a mystery club and vow to find missing playground balls, learn what happened to a beloved teacher, and determine whether a bathroom is haunted.
Mr. Wolf's class, Aron Nels Steinke
Chronicles the everyday adventures of Mr. Wolf, a new teacher at Hazelwood Elementary school, and his class of wild and special students.
Japan just for you, Aron Nels Steinke
Japan Just for You is for people wanting to create their own trip to Japan instead of doing someone else's 'must-see' itinerary. A major difference between this and other travel books is that there are no recommended destinations, sights, hotels or tours. There is enough information about these already. Often the problem is sorting through too much information in numerous books, travel articles, blogs, websites and other sources, so adding to it doesn't help.
The study of animal languages, Denise Stephens
Ivan is a tightly wound philosophy professor whose reverence for logic and order governs not only his academic interests, but also his closest relationships. His wife, Prue, is quite the opposite: a pioneer in the emerging field of biolinguistics, she is young and beautiful, full of life and feeling. Thus far, they have managed to weather their differences. But lately, an odd distance has settled in between them.
The sugarhouse blues, Lindsay Stern
As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.
Holy lands: a novel, Mariah Stewart
Holy Lands Harry eschews technology, so his family, spread out around the world, must communicate with him via snail mail. Even as they grapple with challenges, their correspondence sparkles with levity. They snipe at each other, volleying quips across the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and Europe, and find joy in unexpected sources. Holy Lands captures the humor and poignancy of an adult family striving to remain connected across time, geography, and radically different perspectives on life.
The treasure seekers, Amanda Sthers
While on vacation in Scotland, the Thea sisters find a secret map! It holds clues to the location of the first of the seven treasures that were discovered hundreds of years ago by a young explorer. On the last day of their trip, the map is stolen! Can the mouselets find it before the thieves get their paws on the treasure?
The test of time: the sixth journey through time, Thea Stilton
When, in the process of testing his newest time machine, Professor von Volt accidently brings a triceratops, Helen of Troy, Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, and Christopher Columbus to present day New Mouse City, it is up to Geronimo and his friends to return them all to their own times and places--without being eaten by a T-Rex or skewered by Trojan warriors.
Thea Stilton and the riddle of the ruins, Gerónimo Stilton
While the Thea sisters are at the excavation site of a dig at Hierapolis, Professor Brenninger unearths a series of priceless and very old figurines, but the Thea Sisters think the discovery may be a scam and investigate.
The secret of the crystal fairies, Thea Stilton
When Will Mystery calls, the Thea Sisters answer the call because there is trouble in one of the fairy kingdoms: a dragon has been turning all the fairies' precious gems into stone, and wrecking havoc throughout the Crystal Kingdom--and it is up to the sisters to find out why the dragon is destroying this Kingdom and stop him before it is too late.
The phantom bandit, Thea Stilton
While vacationing at Skull Castle Geronimo stumbles on a mystery.
The guardian of the realm: the eleventh adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy, Gerónimo Stilton
Geronimo is in the Kingdom of Fantasy for training on the "Balanced Path" when he learns that Queen Blossom has had a beautiful baby girl, Winglet, and that the baby princess has been kidnapped--and it is up to the brave mouse as Guardian of the Realm to discover who has taken Winglet, and return her to her distraught parents.
Thea Stilton and the Niagara splash, Gerónimo Stilton
The Thea Sisters are taking a trip to Canada. They have been invited to do some bird-watching with a group of friends. The girls are enjoying learning more about Canada and their love for hockey. But during their trip, one of their group members mysteriously disappears. They set off to Niagara Falls to find him.
The Thea sisters and the secret treasure hunt, Thea Stilton
When Thea Stilton's students at Mouseford Academy are assigned to write about the school, they happen upon clues left by past students that point toward a treasure. If they want to actually find it, though, they'll all need to work together.
A song for the Thea sisters, Thea Stilton
When the Thea Sisters compete in a battle of the bands, in hopes of meeting their favorite band Top Direction, they must find their sound, write a song, and identify the saboteur who is trying to ruin their performance.
The Thea sisters and the mystery at sea!, Thea Stilton
Discovering that the turtles on Turtle Island have gone missing, the Thea Sisters spot environment-threatening drums of a strange oil and struggle to gather help before spotting a pair of turtles entering a mysterious underground cave.
The secret of the waterfall in the woods, Thea Stilton
The Thea Sisters are five fun, lively students at Mouseford Academy on Whale Island, who want to be real, live journalists, just like their hero, Thea Stilton.
Say cheese and die-- again!, Thea Stilton
Bad things happen when Greg determines to convince his English teacher of the powers of the evil camera.
Forget you know me, R L Stine
A video call between friends captures a shocking incident no one was supposed to see. The secrets it exposes threaten to change their lives forever. Molly and Liza have always been enviably close. Even after Molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary family member. But after Liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit--in the friendship and the marriage.
The joy of X: a guided tour of mathematics, from one to infinity, Jessica Strawser
Maths is everywhere, often where we least expect it. Award-winning professor Steven Strogatz acts as our guide as he takes us on a tour of numbers that - unbeknownst to the most of us - form a fascinating and integral part of our everyday lives. In The Joy of X, Strogatz explains the great ideas of maths - from negative numbers to calculus, fat tails to infinity - and shows how they connect to everything from popular culture and philosophy to current affairs and business practice.
The bomb girls' secrets, Steven H Strogatz
In the Phoenix Munitions Factory everyone has their secrets ... As WWII rolls across Europe, Kitty boards a ship set for England; leaving her cruel father for war work in a munitions factory. She hadn't wanted to leave Ireland, but the money sounded too good to resist. And money is what she really needs right now, what with tiny baby Billy back in Dublin without a father.
The code girls, Daisy Styles
A heart-warming and inspiring story of incredible women on the home-front during World War II from the author of The Bomb Girls**Can four girls protect a whole country? It's 1941 and the country has been turned upside down. For the aristocratic Walsingham family this means being pushed unceremoniously upstairs while their grand home is taken over by the Army. But for newcomers Ava and Maudie this is a chance to get something more from life.
The sky above us, Daisy Styles
A top American fighter pilot battles the Germans in the air and his past on the ground.
I survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011, Sarah Sundin
A massive earthquake and devastating tsunami hit Japan while Ben is visiting his late father's hometown, pulling Ben's family apart and leaving him stranded in a strange country during an epic disaster.
I survived the Battle of D-day, 1944, Lauren Tarshis
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Lauren Tarshis shines a spotlight on the story of the Normandy landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history and foundation for the Allied victory in World War II.
Beside myself, Lauren Tarshis
Beside Myself is the disturbing and exhilarating story of a family across four generations. At its heart is one woman's search for her twin brother. When Anton goes missing and the only clue is a postcard sent from Istanbul, Alissa leaves her life in Berlin to find him. Without her twin, the sharer of her memories and the mirror of her own self, Ali is lost.
Salute the dark, Imogen Taylor
The vampiric sorcerer Uctebri has at last got his hands on the Shadow Box and can finally begin his dark ritual--a ritual that the Wasp-kinden Emperor believes will grant him immortality--but Uctebri has his own plans for both the Emperor and the Empire.
The air war, Adrian Tchaikovsky
All is in turmoil as the world moves towards war. In Solarno, the spies watch each other and ready their knives, while Myna sees the troops muster at its border and emotions run high as it vows never to be enslaved again. In Collegium, the students argue politics, too late to turn the tide. In the heart of the Empire, new pilots have completed their secretive training, generals are being recalled to service and armies are ready to march.
Dragonfly falling: shadows of the Apt Adrian Tchaikovsky, Adrian Tchaikovsky
Two young companions, Totho and Salma, arrive at Tark to spy on the menacing Wasp army, but are there mistakenly apprehended as enemy agents. By the time they are freed, the city is already under siege. Over in the imperial capital the young emperor, Alvdan, is becoming captivated by a remarkable slave, the vampiric Uctebri, who claims he knows of magic that can grant eternal life.
Mother land, Adrian Tchaikovsky
A darkly hilarious portrait of one dysfunctional American family and its scheming matriarch. Everyone in Cape Cod thinks that Mother is a wonderful woman: pious, hard-working, frugal. Everyone except her husband and seven children. To them she is a selfish and petty tyrant--endlessly comparing her many living children to the one who died in childbirth, keeping a vice-like hold on her offspring even as they try to escape into adulthood.
A dead hand: a crime in Calcutta, Paul Theroux
When Jerry Delfont, a travel writer with writer's block, receives a letter from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger, with news of a scandal involving an Indian friend of her son's, he is sufficiently intrigued to pursue the story.
The Mosquito Coast, Paul Theroux
In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead the family toward unimaginable danger. This book features a teaser chapter from Theroux's The Lower River.
My other life, Paul Theroux
The book spans almost thirty years in the life of a fictional "Paul Theroux," who moves through young bachelorhood in Africa, in and out of marriage, affairs, and employment, and between continents. It's a wry, worldly, erotic, and deeply moving account of one man's first half century - "among the strongest things Theroux has ever written" (New York Times Book Review).
The collected stories, Paul Theroux
A collection of over sixty short stories by the American author, drawn from twenty-five years of his writing career.
The lower river, Paul Theroux
Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa. He runs an old-fashioned menswear store in a small town in Massachusetts but still dreams of his Eden, the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, cut short when he had to return to take over the family business. When his wife leaves him, and he is on his own, he realizes that there is one place for him to go: back to his village in Malawi, on the remote Lower River, where he can be happy again.
The great railway bazaar: by train through Asia, Paul Theroux
First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour.
Chillpreneur: the new rules for creating success, freedom, and abundance on your terms, Paul Theroux
Denise Duffield-Thomas made herself a millionaire by helping women realise that they could manifest anything they dreamed of if they took consistent action.
On the come up, Denise Duffield Thomas
When sixteen-year-old Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into her first song, she finds herself at the center of a controversy.
Neighbours, Angie Thomas
The Floods aren't like other familes, for a start they're all witches and wizards. The next-door neighbours should have known better than to annoy a family of witches and wizards. But they did, and they're about to find out what the Floods do to bad neighbours.
The day I was erased, Colin Thompson
Eleven-year-old Maxwell is always, always in trouble. Roaming the town with his beloved pet dog Monster (who he rescued as a puppy from being run over) as a way to escape his parents' constant sniping at home, he's a menace to the neighbours and teachers at school. While visiting an elderly neighbour, Maxwell comes across a mysterious cabinet of curiosities and suddenly finds himself erased from his life: it's as if he's never existed.
The Black Ascot, Lisa Thompson
An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible--but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade.
After ever happy, Charles Todd
Tessa and Hardin have defied all the odds, but will their fairy tale ending be turned on its head? After Ever Happy...Life will never be the same. #HESSA. It's never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they've faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger.
The walls of Arad, Anna Todd
Everyone knows Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, but before Jericho, there was Arad...When Arisha flees Canaan, she finds herself in the Israelite camp. Under Miriam's care the young woman begins to heal, but Israel's matriarch is close to death. She wants to be assured this abused and abandoned young woman will have a good life, and she entreats Zadok to marry her.Zadok is the grandson of Bezalel, architect of the Tabernacle, and great-grandson of Hur, advisor to Moses.
Very Valentine, Carole Towriss
Valentine Roncalli is adrift after a failed relationship and aborted teaching career and joins her grandmother in the family shoe business. While Valentine struggles to come up with a financial plan and shoe design, her brother is pushing to sell their grandmother's building. But all is not business for Valentine with a handsome chef vying for her heart.
Girls who travel, Adriana Trigiani
There are many reasons women shouldn't travel alone. But as Kika Shores knows, there are many more reasons why they should. After all, most women want a lot more out of life than just having fun. Kika, for one, wants to experience the world. But ever since she returned from her yearlong backpacking tour, she's been steeped in misery, battling rush hour with all the other suits. Getting back on the road is all she wants.
The lost child, Nicole Trilivas
Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow's End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found. Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother's ashes back to Hallow's End to scatter them in the place that she once called home. Elaine has never been there, but it's the only place Jean talked about while she was growing up -- so it seems as good a place as any.
The silent girls, Ann Troup
What if everything you knew was a lie. This house has a past that won't stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak. Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly's death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but under the dirt and grime of years of neglect lurk dangerous truths.
The forgotten room, Ann Troup
As soon as nurse Maura Lyle sets foot inside the foreboding Essen Grange, she feels shivers ripple down her spine. And the sense of unease only increases when she meets her new patient, Gordon Henderson. Drawn into the Henderson family's tangled web of secrets and betrayals, Maura can ignore the danger lurking behind every door no longer. Even the door she has been forbidden from opening... Essen Grange is a house with dark and cruel intentions.
North Korea confidential: private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors, Ann Troup
Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors. North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth.
Hunting game, Daniel Tudor
The first installment in Helene Tursten's brand new series featuring the strong, smart Detective Inspector Embla Nystrom. From a young age, 28-year-old Embla Nystrom has been plagued by chronic nightmares and racing thoughts. Though she still develops unhealthy fixations and makes rash decisions from time to time, she has learned to channel most of her anxious energy into her position as Detective Inspector in the mobile unit in Gothenburg, Sweden, and into sports.
Roger's version, Helene Tursten
Divinity professor, Roger Lambert, is visited by Dale Kohler, an earnest young student who wants a grant to prove the existence of God by computer. The visit disrupts Roger's ordinary existence, bringing many complications to his life.
The yogic kitchen, John Updike
The Yogic Kitchen offers a quiet argument for a food-as-medicine approach to health, based on the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda. Yoga is good for your body and so too is its sister philosophy, Ayurveda. Tried and tested over thousands of years, this ancient Indian food-as-medicine practice can heal and restore you, bringing balance to your system.
The bridge home, Jody Vassallo
Four determined homeless children make a life for themselves in Chennai, India.
The orchardist's daughter, Padma Venkatraman
Sixteen-year-old Mikaela has grown up isolated and homeschooled on an apple orchard in southeastern Tasmania, until an unexpected event shatters her family. Eighteen months later, she and her older brother Kurt are running a small business in a timber town. Miki longs to make connections and spend more time in her beloved forest, but she is kept a virtual prisoner by Kurt, who leads a secret life of his own. When Miki meets Leon, another outsider, things slowly begin to change.
Chickenfeed, Karen Viggers
aA body is discovered in a chicken run … Young Norman Thorne finds himself involved with Elsie Cameron and reluctantly promises to marry her. He buys a chicken farm to try to raise the funds for the wedding. Under financial and emotional stress, he finds himself in a hopeless situation .
The tinder box, Minette Walters
aIn a small Hampshire village, Irish labourer Patrick O'Riordan has been arrested for the brutal murder of elderly Lavinia Fanshaw and her live-in nurse, Dorothy Jenkins. As shock turns to fury, the village residents form a united front against Patrick's parents and cousin, who report incidents of vicious threats and violence.
The collected schizophrenias: essays, Minette Walters
Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the 'collected schizophrenias' but to those who wish to understand it as well. Opening with the journey toward her diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, Wang discusses the medical community's own disagreement about labels and procedures for diagnosing those with mental illness, and then follows an arc that examines the manifestations of schizophrenia in her life.
No spin, Esmé Weijun Wang
Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The leg-spinner who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden's five cricketers of the twentieth century. A sporting idol across the globe. A magnet for the tabloids. But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since his explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. The real story has remained untold. In No Spin, Shane sets the record straight.
Stick Dog gets the tacos, Shane Warne
When Karen sprints into Stick Dog's pipe and declares an emergency, Stick Dog springs into action. After racing through the woods with his squad of strays, Stick Dog discovers there's no crisis at all. But there is a great opportunity to feed his hungry friends.As a family of humans plans to feast on tacos, tortilla chips, and guacamole, Stick Dog makes plans of his own. To feed Mutt, Karen, Poo-Poo, and Stripes, he'll need all his smarts and problem-solving skills.
Alfie the holiday cat, Tom Watson
Alfie and his mischievous kitten George are back for more adventures - this time taking them a long way from home ... Alfie and George just can't seem to keep out of trouble. So when they hear that their owners have got a new holiday home, they can't wait to visit it and enjoy some new adventures. But when they arrive, they don't find the comfort they're used to. Crumbling walls, peeling paint, dripping ceilings ... this little Cornish cottage is clearly on its last legs.
My Oxford year, Rachel Wells
Offered a fantastic job in a rising star's political campaign on condition that she will work abroad and return to Washington after spending a dream year at Oxford, Ella clashes with, and then falls for, an outspoken literature professor with a life-changing secret that forces her to rethink her ambitions.
Perfect pitch, Julia Whelan
There is only one thing Cierra enjoys more than writing her next bestseller, and that's watching her favorite baseball team, the Golden Bears. During a ferry ride to a game, she meets gorgeous fellow fan Zach Richards. Cierra isn't over her most recent breakup but Zach's charm is breaking down her resistance.As research for her next book, Ciera scores a dream interview with fan favorite Colton Diaz but the sparks between them are all too real.
We are not refugees: true stories of the displaced, Debbie White
Never in history have so many people been displaced by political and military conflicts at home--more than 65 million globally. Unsparing, outspoken, vital, We Are Not Refugees tells the stories of many of these displaced, who have not been given asylum.For over a decade, human rights journalist Agus Morales has journeyed to the sites of the world's most brutal conflicts and spoken to the victims of violence and displacement. To Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Central African Republic.
Sleeping arrangements, Charlotte Whittle
Chloe needs a holiday. She's sick of making wedding dresses, her partner Philip has troubles at work, and the whole family wants a break. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain--perfect. Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife Amanda seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him, and he works so hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he'll have a chance to bond with them on holiday.
A desirable residence, Madeleine Wickham
The asking price for this house includes a stunning renovation of hearts and dreams ... Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts, and a miserable adolescent daughter. Then realtor Marcus Witherstone came into their lives'and it seemed he would solve all their problems. He knew the perfect tenants from London who would rent their old house: a glamorous PR girl, Ginny, and her almost-famous husband, Piers.
40 love, Madeleine Wickham
A weekend tennis party becomes study of modern marriage for four very different couples of varying economic, social, and interest levels as together they encounter two days of anger, shock, revelations, and romance.
It should have been me, Madeleine Wickham
A miscarriage of justice could have deadly consequences in this taut and pacey psychological thriller. She thought she knew everything about her sister. It seems she was wrong.... DC Jo Boden was 11 years old when her older sister, Sarah, was brutally murdered during her first year at university. Her boyfriend, Nathan Wade, was convicted of the killing. Now, 15 years later, Wade is being released on licence, and documentary filmmaker Briony Rowe says she can prove his innocence.
After the lights go out, Susan Wilkins
What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? How do you stay alive? Who do you trust? How much do you have to sacrifice?.
Dreaming of Venice, Lili Wilkinson
Find love, friendship and prosecco - in the magical city of VeniceLife is tough for Penny. A dead end job in a London caf, a boyfriend in Australia (what could go wrong?) and an art career going nowhere. But then Penny is approached with an extraordinary proposition. It isn't going to be easy but, if she can pull it off, she will turn her life around and at long last see the fulfilment of her dream - to visit Venice. And, just maybe, find true happiness with the handsome man of her dreams.
Extreme ownership: how U.S. Navy SEALs lead and win, T A Williams
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield.
Pigs have wings, Jocko Willink
Abandoned and protected: the marquis' tenacious wife, Bree Wolf
A bear of a man. A twig of a girl. And a love that was destined to be. After what her father did to her mother, Henrietta Turner's worst fears are to be realised when her uncle decides to marry her off to a Scot. Gentleman or not, Henrietta knows that at his core he is still a barbarian. What will she suffer at the hands of this savage? Connor Brunwood, Marquis of Rodridge, cannot believe he fell head over heels in love with this thin, pale twig of a girl.
The courtship of Princess Leia, Dave Wolverton
Han Solo confronts a new rival for Princess Leia's affections in the person of Prince Isolder, who will ally the sixty-three high-tech worlds of the Hapes Consortium with the New Republic, if Leia will marry him.
Dark force rising, Timothy Zahn
With Luke trapped by the Dark Jedi, Han pursuing a missing battle fleet, and Princess Leia occupied with influencing an alien race heretofore loyal to Thrawn, the fate of the Republic is threatened.
The last command, Timothy Zahn
Luke and Leia face personal danger as they defend themselves and the newborn Jedi twins against the twisted ambitions of the Dark Jedi C'baoth.
Vision of the future, Timothy Zahn
In this sequel to "Specter of the Past", the fledging New Republic is struggling to consolidate its power while Han, Luke, and Leia must prevent the genocidal war being prepared against the Bothans--a conflict fabricated by the cunning Major Tierce, disciple of the late Emperor Palpatine.
Specter of the past, Timothy Zahn
Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet, a dead Imperial warlord.
Demon's mercy, Rebecca Zanetti
Mercy O'Malley hates killing people. So when she's assigned to take out Vampire-Demon Logan Kyllwood, she lures him to a seedy bar in Scotland, then decides to kidnap him instead. How can she cold-bloodedly end all that heat, those green eyes, that ripped body? Unfortunately for Mercy, attempted murder and kidnapping are just foreplay for the Kyllwood brothers. Logan may be the youngest of the bunch, but death and violence are already a way of life.

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Butler's ringlet, Laurence Fearnley
In this story of male friendship, Fearnley reproduces the cadences and rhythms of rural life and offers insight into a provincial male world seldom explored in recent New Zealand fiction. Best friends Warwick and Dean live in rural Southland. Dean, a farmer, is single and lonely - if only he'd admit it to himself. Warwick is caught between his love for a place and his love for Sabine and Ecki, his estranged wife and child now living in Germany.
Anything you can imagine: Peter Jackson and the making of Middle-earth, Ian Nathan
The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From the early days of daring to dream it could be done, through the highs and lows of making the films, to fan adoration and, finally, Oscar glory.
Not bad people, Brandy Scott
Three friends, thirty years of shared secrets, one impulsive gesture .. and a terrible accident. When friendship goes bad, someone has to pay. For fans of Liane Moriarty and Robyn Harding. It's New Year's Eve. Three thirty-something women - Aimee, Melinda and Lou - best friends for decades, let off sky lanterns filled with resolutions: for meaning, for freedom, for money. As the glowing paper bags float away, there's a bright flare in the distance.
A skillful warrior, R L Stedman
The Warrior's principal task: to make each moment count.' Dana and Will must find the weapon to defeat the Emperor, but his army is close behind, and the Kingdom and its Guardian have vanished - only N'tombe and Jed remain. As the comrades flee, Dana is hampered by dreams of dragons and by a deep, unbearable sorrow; a fire is coming, and she is in its path. Dana and Will must learn to overcome despair and to fight on, despite the darkness. For a warrior must adapt, or die.
Upon a time, R L Stedman
Fairy tales reborn. Inside this enchanting collection you'll find stories that are not-quite familiar. An assassin with a midnight deadline; a store owned by Princeton Charming and a sleeping, ever-so- enchanted beast. These are stories you've read a hundred times - but never quite like this. Written over a year, Upon a Time is more than traditional tales. Each story marks a special day: Valentine's Day, Halloween, Easter Sunday and more.