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Week of October 14, 2013

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Week of October 14, 2013

In Joe Hill's new thriller, NOS4A2, Charles Talent Manx likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing --- and terrifying --- playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Victoria McQueen, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up now and desperate to forget. But Manx is on the road again and has picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

In THE LITTLE BOOKSTORE OF BIG STONE GAP, Wendy Welch tells the story of how she and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore. So when they left their high-octane jobs for a simpler life in an Appalachian coal town, they seized an unexpected opportunity to pursue their dream. Against all odds, but with optimism, the help of their Virginian mountain community, and an abiding love for books, they succeeded in establishing more than a thriving business --- they built a community.

The Governess of Highland Hall: Edwardian Brides, Book One by Carrie Turansky - Historical Romance

October 15, 2013

 

Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will missionary Julia Foster be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help?

Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen by Mary Sharratt - Historical Fiction

October 15, 2013

 

Offered to the Church at the age of eight, Hildegard von Bingen was entombed in a small room where she was expected to live out her days in silent submission. Instead, she found comfort and grace in studying books, growing herbs, and rejoicing in her own secret visions of the divine. Some 30 years later, Hildegard broke out of her prison with the heavenly calling to speak and write about her visions and to liberate her sisters and herself from the soul-destroying anchorage.

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch - Memoir

October 15, 2013

 

Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore, so when they left their high-octane jobs for a simpler life in an Appalachian coal town, they seized an unexpected opportunity to pursue their dream. Against all odds, but with optimism, the help of their Virginian mountain community, and an abiding love for books, they succeeded in establishing more than a thriving business --- they built a community.

Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell - Science Fiction/Thriller

October 15, 2013

 

Every year, a traveler time throws a party with all the other versions of who he has been and who he will be. The year he turns 39 the party takes a turn for the worse. He encounters the body of his 40-year-old self, dead of a gunshot wound to the head. He has one year to save himself, and all the other guests. But can he trust his past and future selves?

Mennonite Meets Mr. Right: A Memoir of Faith, Hope, and Love by Rhoda Janzen - Memoir

October 15, 2013

 

At the end of her bestselling memoir, MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS, Rhoda Janzen had reconnected with her family roots, though her future felt uncertain. When this overeducated professor starts dating the most unlikely of men --- a weight-liftin', church-goin', truck-drivin' rocker named Mitch --- she begins a surprising journey to faith and love.

Mick Jagger by Philip Norman - Biography

October 15, 2013

 

From exclusive interviews with those closest to Mick Jagger, such as ex-girlfriends Chrissie Shrimpton and Cleo Sylvestre, which shed light on little seen aspects of Jagger's personality, to record-straightening revelations about Jagger's infamous 1967 drugs bust and the notorious Altamont concert, Philip Norman's groundbreaking biography crafts a vivid portrait of the real man behind the swagger, little glimpsed and much misunderstood.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill - Supernatural Thriller/Horror

October 15, 2013

 

Charles Talent Manx likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing --- and terrifying --- playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.” Victoria McQueen, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up now and desperate to forget. But Manx is on the road again and has picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

A Reluctant Courtship: The Daughters of Bainbridge House, Book 3 by Laurie Alice Eakes - Historical Romance

October 15, 2013

 

Honore Bainbridge has been courted by two men, one of whom turned out to be a traitor, the other a murderer. Banished to her family's country estate, she finally meets the man she is sure is exactly right for her: Lord Ashmoor. But he too is under suspicion because of his American upbringing and accusations that he has helped French prisoners escape from Dartmoor Prison. Though they find themselves drawn to each other, family obligations may conspire to keep them apart forever.

Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller - Christian Life

October 15, 2013

 

With evocative descriptions of a breathtaking landscape, UNDER A BLACKBERRY MOON will sweep readers into a wild realm where beauty masks danger and only the truly courageous survive, even as the sweet love story along the way tightly grips their hearts.

The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You by Mary DeMuth - Christian Life

October 15, 2013

 

In THE WALL AROUND YOUR HEART, Mary DeMuth shows you that you can reach wholeness and healing in the aftermath of painful relationships by following the road map of the Lord’s Prayer. You’ll walk through story after story of hurt people who are led through biblical truth into amazing, life-sustaining, joyful growth.

The Walnut Tree: A Holiday Tale by Charles Todd - Historical Romance

October 15, 2013

 

While visiting France in the summer of 1914, Lady Elspeth Douglas is stranded at the port city of Calais with a sea of travelers, soldiers and refugees trying to leave the continent after the Germans invade Belgium at the start of World War I. She begins heroically carrying water to weary soldiers near the front, where she is rescued from a German shelling by Captain Peter Gilchrist. Once she is safely home in England, she cannot forget the gallant captain.

When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over by Addie Zierman - Memoir

October 15, 2013

 

In the strange, us-versus-them Christian subculture of the 1990s, a person’s faith was measured by how many WWJD bracelets she wore and whether he had kissed dating goodbye. Evangelical poster child Addie Zierman wore three bracelets asking what Jesus would do. She also led two Bible studies and listened exclusively to Christian music. She was on fire for God and unaware that the flame was dwindling --- until it burned out.

Young Philby by Robert Littell - Historical Thriller

October 15, 2013

 

When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most notorious double agent in the history of espionage. Recruited into His Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service at the beginning of World War II, he rose rapidly in the ranks to become the chief liaison officer with the CIA in Washington after the war. Robert Littell recounts the little-known story of the spy's early years.