Marjorie Celona’s debut novel is about a wise-beyond-her-years foster child abandoned as a newborn on the doorstep of the local YMCA. Swaddled in a dirty gray sweatshirt with nothing but a Swiss Army knife tucked between her feet, little Shannon is discovered by a man who catches only a glimpse of her troubled mother as she disappears from view. That morning, all three lives are forever changed.
With a historian’s keen insight and a veteran political reporter’s eye for detail, Douglas R. Egerton re-creates the cascade of unforeseen events that confounded political bosses, set North and South on the road to disunion, and put not Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas but his greatest rival --- dark horse Abraham Lincoln --- in the White House.
In 1945, one world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come on a global scale, great cities around the world lay in ruins, and the ground was laid for more horror to come. In YEAR ZERO, an examination of the postwar years is intertwined with author Ian Buruma's father's attempted reentry into “normalcy” after his experience as a prisoner of war.
YELLOWCAKE brings together 10 short stories --- each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking. The stories range from fantasy and fairy tale to horror and stark reality, and yet what pervades is the sense of humanity. The people of Margo Lanagan's worlds face trials, temptations and degradations. They swoon and suffer and even kill for love as they seek solace and strength.
Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife's murder, but he was never exonerated either. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop says no, but the rest of him says yes and he grasps at a chance for redemption. However, Rick's attempt to help turns terribly wrong, and he becomes a suspect in the murder and the target of a police manhunt.
Mollisan Town is a dark alternate world populated by stuffed animals that lie, cheat, dream, despair, love and kill. Yok, the seediest district, is a unique place where a cast of damaged animate plush toys explore provocative questions of life, death and morality. The handsome fox yearns for true love, the gecko seeks redemption and freedom from his abusive brothers, the chimpanzee burns for success, and the hare seeks the secret to a meaningful life.
CATCH-22 author Joseph Heller's daughter, Erica, writes a spirited memoir about growing up amidst her father's literary fame, her parents' explosive divorce, and her delightfully eccentric upbringing.
Lisa Osteen Comes’s inspiring message shows not only how to get through the day, but also how to catch new vision for a bold and bright life. With every story, she delivers biblical truths and practical help for overcoming various forms of hardship and loss.
YOU ARE ONE OF THEM is a taut, moving debut about the ways in which we define ourselves against others and the secrets we keep from those who are closest to us. In her insightful forensic of a mourned friendship, Elliott Holt illuminates the long-lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we have lost.
It is 1973, and Lucy Painter is a children's book illustrator and a single mother of two. She leaves New York and the married father of her children to live in a tightly knit Washington neighborhood in the house where she grew up and where she discovered her father’s suicide. Lucy hopes for a fresh start, but her life is full of secrets. As the new neighbors enter their lives, her family’s safety and stability become threatened.
Some things in life are made for each other: peanut butter and jelly, pancakes and syrup, hot dogs and relish...and two best friends who together create the ultimate recipe for friendship! Sweet, rhyming text and sidesplitting illustrations welcome young readers into a whimsical world of tasty combinations and tender sentiments and make them hungry for another read. Perfect for friends of any age, YOU ARE THE PEA, AND I AM THE CARROT is a delicious gift for the one you love.
Mark Fife believes he has successfully moved past the horrible memories of his life; he is in love again, and feels completely in control. Then he is contacted by a woman who tells him not only that she owns his old house, but that she believes it's haunted by his dead son's ghost. He must find his ex-wife and together try to help their son, while grappling with the disbelief of ghosts.
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