After the loss of his family farm, John Moon is a desperate man. A master hunter, his ability to poach game in-season or out is the only thing that stands between him and the soup kitchen line. Until he trespasses on the wrong land, hears a rustle in the brush, and fires a single fateful shot.
In the aftermath of the devastating fire that tears her family apart, Grace embarks on a mission to find the person responsible and protect her children from further harm. This fire was not an accident, and her daughter Jenny may still be in grave danger. Grace is the only one who can discover the culprit, and she will do whatever it takes to save her family.
Hailed as a virtuosa storyteller, garnering comparisons ranging from Borges to Murakami, Rivka Galchen has received a level of ebullient acclaim rarely bestowed on debut novelists. Exploring the nature of love, identity, truth, and reality itself, Atmospheric Disturbances is equally funny and fantastical, yet grounded in colorful details capturing the conflicts of daily life.
For 20 years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets around his sister Eve's death. But when the 1967 riots frighten him even more than his past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to his hometown, where Eve mysteriously died.
COLD LIGHT is the story of one terrible summer when lies, secrets, jealousy and perversion result in tragedy more twisted and evil than one unsuspecting community can handle. A dark tale with a surreal edge, it follows two 14-year-old best friends as they confront the dangers of a predatory adult world, where truth is cruelly sacrificed in the name of innocence.
They called it “minor surgery,” but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others --- all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up...
Nora Hamilton’s life is forever changed when her rock-solid policeman husband commits suicide. But the pieces don't add up. Relying on the methodical nature that serves her so well as a restorer of old homes, Nora struggles to understand what happened to her husband --- even as her insular, frigid mountain town is determined to keep its deadly secrets buried.
A bus full of teenagers on a church mission are held hostage, and the ransom demands are explicit: deliver three million dollars --- with zero involvement from law enforcement --- or all captives will be executed. Rescue specialist Jonathan Grave must face the chilling possibility that someone within the U.S. government has a deadly secret to protect --- one that could jeopardize national security like never before.
Addy Hanlon and Beth Cassidy are the cheerleaders all the other girls fear and admire, but everything changes when the new coach arrives. Coach Colette French instantly overturns the girls’ pecking order and gains their fierce alliance --- until a shocking event shakes their fragile peace.
When a rash of suicides tears through Cambridge University, DI Mark Joesbury recruits DC Lacey Flint to go undercover as a student to investigate. Although each student’s death appears to be a suicide, the psychological histories, social networks and online activities of the students involved share remarkable similarities, and the London police are not convinced that the victims acted alone.
Kate wrote a novel based on a very real generation-old love story that ended in tragedy. Emily is in a dead-end job and involved with the wrong man. Both head to Heart Island, owned for generations by Birdie Burke's family. The harsh and unyielding Birdie is at one with this island, which has a terrifying history all its own. She, too, has consequences to face.
Catherine (now Cathy) Bailey learns of the impending release of her former lover Lee, whose erratic, controlling behavior frightened her. She begins to return home to find objects subtly rearranged in her apartment, one of Lee’s old tricks. Convinced she is back in his sights, Cathy prepares to wrestle with the demons of her past for the last time.
Dana and Julie were bonded by sisterhood and separated by a devastating secret. When Dana returns to Black Bear, Minnesota, some people remember her as a troublemaker while others remember her as the one who got away. Dana comes back for her sister's funeral, but stays to help Peyton, her teenaged niece. What she finds in her old hometown will blow open a Pandora's box of tightly-held secrets, and put everyone she loves in jeopardy.
After surviving the private and public fallout from a one-night stand four years before, St. Louis DA Jack Hilliard wants nothing more than to be trusted again by his wife and to earn back the respect of the community he serves. But all of Jack's efforts begin to crumble when the woman involved in his earlier downfall returns to town claiming threats on her life and asking for his help.
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We all know that The Great Gatsby will be coming to theaters this month. But there are a number of other films releasing in May that you may want to check out, including Iron Man 3, The Iceman, Epic and Shadow Dancer. If you want to stay inside and need some options for TV viewing, tryBehind the Candelabra,which premieresMay 26th on HBO, or pop in a DVD of Jack Reacher, Safe Haven, or Cloud Atlas.