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When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two---confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé---is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine’s charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all---a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address---but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life.
The year is 1845 and young researcher Eliot Saxby is paid to go on an expedition to the Arctic in the hope of finding remains of the by-now-extinct Great Auk, a large flightless bird of mythical status. Eliot joins a hunting ship, but the crew and the passengers are not what they seem. Caught in the web of relationships on board, Eliot clings to what he believes in, but is irrevocably drawn back into a past that haunts him—and a present that confronts him with a myriad of dangers.
In MY VENICE AND OTHER ESSAYS, Donna Leon writes over fifty funny, charming, passionate, and insightful essays that range from battles over garbage in the canals to the troubles with rehabbing Venetian real estate. She shares episodes from her life in Venice, explores her love of opera, and recounts tales from in and around her country house in the mountains. With pointed observations and humor, she also explores her family history and former life in New Jersey, and the idea of the Italian man.
SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren't always what they seem—or what we hope they will be.
Terrell Jamerson is the #1 high school basketball player in the country. He's got top colleges lined up to offer him scholarships. Press coverage at every game. Everyone says he could play in the NBA tomorrow. He's living the dream, right? Danny Wilcox would tell you a different story. Danny is Terrell's best friend and teammate, and a top prospect himself. But he sees that not all of the people buzzing around Terrell have his best interests at heart. It's a dirty game, but Terrell will have to learn to play if he wants his chance at a slam dunk...
Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal the life of Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. These flashbacks include memories of an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success --- despite racial and class prejudice --- and an obsession with a girl from an affluent family that has haunted him all his life. A TRUE NOVEL then widens into an examination of Japan’s westernization and the emergence of a middle class.
In RUNNING WITH THE PACK, Mark Rowlands reveals the most significant runs of his life—from the entire day he spent running as a boy in Wales, to the runs along French beaches and up Irish mountains with his beloved wolf, Brenin, and through Florida swamps with his husky-mix, Nina. Intertwined with this honest, passionate and witty memoir are the fascinating meditations that those runs triggered, from mortality, midlife, and the meaning of life.
From the critically accliamed author of DEAR AMERICAN AIRLINES, a novel that charts the course of three intersecting lives --- a freegan couple living off the grid in Manhattan, a once prominent linguist strugging with midlife, and a New Jersey debt-collection magnate with a new family and a second chance at getting things right.
Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has been following Natasha Doroshenko's case for years now. Nina, who had tried to help Natasha leave her abusive Danish fiancé more than once, can't see the young Ukrainian mother as a vicious killer. But in her effort to protect Natasha's daughter and discover the truth, Nina realizes there is much she didn't know about this woman and her past. The mystery has long and bloody roots, going back to a terrible famine that devastated Stalinist Ukraine in 1934.
‘I ought to tell you at the beginning that I am not quite normal having had a violent experience at the age of nine.' Jessica Vye's 'violent experience' colors her schooldays and her reaction to the world around her---a confining world of Order Marks, wartime restrictions, viyella dresses, nicely-restrained essays and dusty tea shops.
An astonlshing novel from the acclaimed author of Keepsake that pushes the boundaries of storytelling. At turns shocking, provocative, and heart-wrenching, THE WHOLE GOLDEN WORLD forces us to ask the question "How well do we really know our children?"
Set in post-apocalyptic England, RIDDLEY WALKER follows the journey of a boy who, after the death of his father, must become a man. But his inquiring mind and strange ways set him apart from his people, and when he discovers a relic of the old time, he sets in motion a chain of events that may well lead to the end of the world (again).
In a riveting exploration of the power the past wields over the present, THE TULIP EATERS transports readers back to the darkest days of World War II where thirty years after the conflict between Dutch resistance fighters and Holland's Nazi sympathizers, a child's life hangs in the balance.
Guilt and grief have driven a wedge between long time crime-fighting partners psychologist Tony Hill and ex-DCI Carol Jordan. Someone is killing women --- women who bear an unsettling resemblance to Carol Jordan. Cornered by events, Tony and Carol are forced to fight for themselves and each other as never before.
Before Peter Hapworth meets Izzy, he knows the difference between Pinot Noir and peanut butter, but that's about it. Lonely and frustrated, his life takes a sudden turn one night when he turns on the television. He's transfixed by the woman staring back at him---Isabelle Conway, one of the preeminent sommeliers in the world. On a whim, he pitches himself as a guest on her popular TV show, and the two embark on a whirlwind courtship.
Evalina Toussaint, the orphaned child of an exotic dancer in New Orleans, is just thirteen when she is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. The year is 1936, and the mental hospital is under the direction of the celebrated psychiatrist Robert S. Carroll. His innovative program of treatment for mental and nervous disorders and addictions is based on exercise, diet, art, and occupational therapies—and experimental shock therapy.
Originally published in 1973 by Holt, Reinhardt and Winston, Fear of Flying, the internationally bestselling story of Isadora Wing by Erica Jong, coined a new phrase for a sex act and launched a new way of thinking about gender, sexuality, and liberty in our society. On the 40th anniversary of its initial publication, we, the original publisher, are reissuing this seminal work with a new introduction by Jennifer Weiner.
Rosenzweig, a philanthropist, is attending opening night at the opera. Ben Solomon, a Polish immigrant, shoves a gun in his face, denouncing him as former SS officer. Solomon is blind-sided, and taken away. Rosenzweig gets Solomon released, but Solomon commences a pursuit to bring Rosenzweig before the courts to answer for war crimes. Solomon finds an attorney, Catherine, to whom he recounts struggles during the war, revealing to her that he and Piatek grew up as brothers.
World War I is in full swing and Germany has allied itself with the Ottoman empire, persuading the caliphs of Turkey to declare a jihad on the British empire. War correspondent and American spy Christopher Marlowe Cobb has been tasked to follow a man named Brauer, a German intellectual and possible covert SS agent, into perilous waters aboard the ship Lusitania, as the man is believed to hold information vital to the war effort. Meanwhile, Cobb becomes smitten with famed actress Selene Bourgani, who for some reason appears to be working with German Intelligence --- Cobb realizes that this simple actress harbors secrets that could pour gasoline on the already raging conflict. Cobb must use all the cunning he possesses to uncover Selene’s true motives.
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