The best-selling author of American Housewife presents a riotous collection of essays on the art of living as a "Southern Lady" that explores subjects ranging from marriage and manners to women's health and entertaining, all colored by her off-kilter Alabama upbringing. Ellis is a strong, vivid writer-and this book is gut-busting funny.
In this tense, twisty modern gothic set in England, a young woman receives notice of a mysterious bequest. Is it a case of mistaken identity, or will it reveal some truth about her family? Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ware's signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
A psychological thriller that starts out like Rear Window and then veers off into unexpected places. An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors. She believes she witnessed a crime that threatens to expose her secrets. In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one--and nothing--is what it seems.
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
Smart, darkly funny, and life-affirming, this is a bighearted debut novel for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. For twenty years, Andrew has worked to keep his heart safe, forgetting one important thing: how to live. Maybe it's time for him to start. A story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.
Titanic. Lusitania. Wilhelm Gustloff. All major maritime disasters, yet the last is virtually unknown.That changes with this gripping historical novel. Told through alternating narrators, this novel tells the story of four refugees attempting to escape various tragedies in 1945 Europe.
A woman's obsessive fears about how much she disappoints her successful, pillar-of-the-community mother-in-law lead to a controversial disinheritance and a suspicious suicide. Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every chapter in Hepworth’s twisty, captivating Australian-set domestic-suspense novel.
When a troubled young man asks him to investigate a crime he thinks he saw as a child, Cormoran Strike sets off on a twisting trail that leads from London's backstreets, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a country manor house. This is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in J.K. Rowling’s pseudonymous series which began with The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Reid's groovy fictional documentary charts the ascent and flameout of a star-crossed 1970s rock band, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Written as an oral history it brilliantly captures a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Note: you’ll likely recognize some of readers in this multi-voice audio production and Reese Witherspoon is producing a 13-episode series of it for Amazon.
A retelling of Greek mythology that follows the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, this is a triumph of storytelling, an epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
Through deft and witty prose emerge these Norse gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to tricking others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe life anew.
Li-Yan and her family, devote their lives to farming tea. The arrival of outsiders seeking the Pu’er tea brings the modern world into the isolated village. When Li-Yan finds herself pregnant, she leaves her child at an orphanage. Her daughter is adopted by a couple from California, but she is drawn to the study of tea. A sweeping historical novel that juxtaposes ancient China with its modern incarnation.
A never-before-published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery. It tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States.
The first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. King draws on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents to trace Roger’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. An engaging story, rich in detail and a definitive portrait of a beloved figure.
The host of Justice with Judge Jeanine presents a highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Liars, Leakers and Liberals that outlines arguments for why the author believes current progressive agendas are underlying basic American values.
Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America—but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story--the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
The best-selling author of The Harbinger and The Paradigm takes inspiration from the seven mysteries of the Jubilean prophecies, documenting an investigation into an elusive Oracle and an ancient prophecy about the modern world.
An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.
A tale of spycraft, love and sacrifice inspired by the true story of Doctor Zhivago follows the efforts of two CIA agents to help publish Boris Pasternak's censored masterpiece against a backdrop of Cold War politics in Moscow.
It's 1948, and the Atlanta Police Department has been forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Among shady moonshiners, duplicitous madams, crooked lawmen, and the constant restrictions of Jim Crow, Boggs and Smith will risk their new jobs, and their lives, while navigating a dangerous world.
A retelling of the Greek tale of the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense,Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
White supremacist parents deny Ruth, an African American delivery nurse, access to their newborn child. But when the child goes into cardiac arrest, Ruth must make a choice. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? A gripping moral dilemma that will lead you to question privilege, power, and race.
Presents the story of two young lovers whose furtive affair is shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.
An international best-seller based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration-camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.
Two women--a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947--are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, Celestial takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.
Surviving a horrific school shooting, a 6-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy.
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret.
A 28-year-old recluse with a unique allergy to physical contact with other people is forced to reenter the world after her mother's death, finding friendship with a 10-year-old troubled boy and love with his adoptive father.
A powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.
A searingly frank memoir of food, self-image, and learning how to feed one's hunger in healthy ways, drawing on the popular essays of her blog to illuminate the challenges of navigating the boundaries between self-comfort and self-care.
In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question.
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety. At age twelve, she and her sister were granted asylum in the United States. Clemantine went on to attend private school and graduate from Yale. Yet the years of being treated as less than human, of going hungry and seeing death, could not be erased.
Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, this is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms.
It is 1890. A year after Holmes's death, Watson--now in a retirement home--narrates a tale of Sherlockian detection that could tear apart the very fabric of society. The story opens with a train robbery in Boston, and moves to the innocuous setting of Wimbledon.
A fantasy inspired by Shakespeare's "King Lear" depicts a once-bountiful isle decimated by a prophecy-obsessed king's erratic decisions, where three rival princesses prepare for a war that will determine their realm's leadership and survival.
The first book in the Jackson Brodie series finds Cambridge private investigator and former police detective Brodie caught up in three seemingly unrelated cases from the past. Intricately plotted, heartbreaking, full of suspense yet often very funny. You’ll want to read more of his cases.
An outrageously funny tale about a wealthy but dysfunctional Chinese immigrant family that has it all, only to lose every last cent. Mad at America, Wang, a brash but lovable immigrant businessman takes his family on a cross-country road trip that, despite a few harrowing twists and turns, eventually brings them back together again.
In nineteenth-century England, all is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norrell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil.
In the hallowed halls of Oxford's Merlin College, the most talented--and highest born--sons of the Kingdom of Britain are taught the intricacies of magickal theory. But what dazzles can also destroy, as Gray Marshall is about to discover...
A group of new moms who all gave birth in the month of May gather twice weekly at the park to offer support and companionship until one of the babies is abducted from his crib. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find baby Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed.
Separating from her faithless husband, only to be drawn into the investigation of his disappearance, a young woman travels to a remote region of the southern Peloponnese, where she traces the failure of the relationship and discovers how little she knew about the man she once loved.
Carpool mom Francis Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors' private lives, and this is taken to a new level when she accidentally walks on in her neighbor making love with a man who is not her husband. Told from multiple points of view, this novel about four families and their neighborhood carpool is both snarky and poignant.
Surviving his stepfather's plot to have him killed, Ragnvald Eysteinsson vows to seek revenge and reclaim his stolen birthright. The young warrior pledges his loyalty to Harald of Vestfold, a king determined to unite Norway under his rule, while Ragnvald's sister Svanhild, faced with an arranged marriage, must make a difficult decision about her future.
Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than the carnage is the strange and wondrous power wielded by the attackers--a magic unfamiliar even to the Druid order. Fearing the worst, the High Druid dispatches a diplomatic party to confront the mysterious force.
In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.
An account of the author's coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon Doomsday cult describes her childhood on a Mexico hills farm as one of her father's more than 40 welfare-dependent children, the extreme religious beliefs that haunted her daily life and her escape in the aftermath of a devastating tragedy.
An eighty-nine-year-old former detective in rural England becomes involved with a young refugee from Nazi Germany whose sole companion, an African grey parrot, spews out a series of numbers that could hold the key to a dangerous secret.
When his beloved cat dies, Louis Creed does not bury the cat in the local “pet sematary”, but in another burial ground. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there--one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful. As Louis is about to discover for himself sometimes , dead is better ...
The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race. In the tradition of Douglas Adams and Monty Python meet Stephen King – the Apocalypse has never been funnier.
Seventeen-year-olds Stella and Will, both suffering from cystic fibrosis, realize the only way to stay alive is to stay apart, but their love for each other is slowly pushing the boundaries of physical and emotional safety.
Guy creates an intimate and absorbing portrait of one of history's most famous women, depicting her world and her place in the sweep of history with stunning immediacy. With a trove of new sources, Guy dispels the popular image of Mary Stuart as a romantic leading lady--achieving her ends through feminine wiles--and establishes her as the intellectual and political equal of Elizabeth I. This is an enthralling, myth-shattering look at a complex woman and ruler and her time. Look for the film titled Mary Queen of Scots with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, its owners mother, son and daughter struggling to keep pace. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
The contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a U.S. airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II base. How do you remain sane in an insane world? First published in 1961, it introduced the Catch-22 catchphrase into everyday speech. Coming this spring as a mini-series produced and directed by George Clooney.
In this teen novel, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards in 1941 and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison. While she fights for her life in a work camp she finds solace in her art. A moving story of loss and of fear -- and ultimately, of survival that’s perfect for readers of The Book Thief. The movie title is Ashes in the Snow.
The remarkable story of one endearing dog's journey home after she is separated from her beloved human and travels through 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness to find him. A beautifully told, charming tale that explores the incredible power of love and resilience of spirit that ties us together. From the author of A Dog’s Purpose.
A manga series that is set in the post-apocalyptic future and focuses on Alita, a cyborg who has lost all memories and is found in a dump by a disgraced cyberdoctor who rebuilds and takes care of her. She does remember one thing, the cyborg martial art Panzer Kunst which leads to her becoming a hunter-warrior. The story traces Alita's attempts to rediscover her past and the characters whose lives she impacts on her journey.
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. Then she meets Hardin. Hardin is cute and different from what she's used to. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she's never known before. Life will never be the same.
A outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
The story of two girls living eight hundred years apart: a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker. The pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
Claude is five years old and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not sure they're ready to share that with the world.
Cole is an L.A.-based sleuth with a smart mouth, a flair for the martial arts, and a borderline sociopath for a partner. When he investigates the disappearance of Ellen Lang's husband and young son, he stumbles into a bizarre nightmare of high-level intrigue, missing drugs, and murder in Hollywood's seamy underworld. Excellent characters and dialogue made this an award-winning debut.
Pure reading joy in a riff on Sleeping Beauty that is equal parts race-against-the-clock adventure, comedy of errors, sweet romance, and clever alternate history, with the strong morality of its fairytale origin. Dr. Cooper is cursed to fall into a death-like sleep each night and there’s an date when it becomes permanent. This is her quest to find a cure. Fans of strong heroines will be deeply satisfied.
Skills in everything from martial arts to quantum physics make Shona McMonagle the perfect recruit for a new and interesting project: Time-travel to Tzarist Russia, prevent a gross miscarriage of romance, and – in any spare time – see to it that only the right people get murdered.
Convalescing in London after a disastrous experience of war, Dr John Watson finds himself sharing rooms with his new acquaintance, Sherlock Holmes. But their quiet bachelor life at 221B Baker Street is soon interrupted by the discovery of a dead man, his face contorted in horror. On the wall, the word rache - German for 'revenge' - is written in blood, yet there are no wounds on the victim or signs of a struggle. Watson's head is in a whirl, but Holmes relishes this challenge to his deductive powers, and so begins their famous investigative partnership.
In college Mace Carson saved Kelly Wright’s life. Years later, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. Kelly vows to keep things professional with Mace, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance.
Brought together by a secret project designed to hide British targets from German radar, Tom and Ben founded a love that could not be revealed. When the project went wrong, they vanished into nothingness, presumed dead. Now they are lost in time, hunting each other across decades, leaving clues in books of poetry and trying to make their timelines overlap
Starting a therapeutic journal in the aftermath of a scarring accident, a former travel writer is forced to reckon with her husband's PTSD, her son's safety, and her family's complicated history with a best friend.
Stella Lane, a successful but shy mathematician with Asperger’s, hires a hot male escort to teach her how to enjoy the sexual side of relationships. But what happens when their no-nonsense partnership starts to make a strange kind of sense?
The suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant impacts the lives of a diverse cast of characters who are deeply divided by race, religion, and class. As they tell their stories, connections among them emerge, even as the victim’s family confronts its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love, messy and unpredictable, is born. A timely and powerful novel which is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story.
When one of his trading vessels returns to 18th-century London with the remarkable body of a mermaid, Jonah gains entry into high society and falls in love with a highly accomplished courtesan, with unexpected consequences.
The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything--except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Pack Horse Library Project, they’ve got their very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. A last-of-her-kind outcast braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and hostile community discrimination to bring the near-magical perspectives of books to her neighbors. A story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere--even back home.
In the future, monsters walk the land, and Maggie Hoskie is a supernaturally gifted monster hunter. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their best hope. But what she uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.
Discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You'll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.
A counterintelligence expert shows readers how to use trust to achieve anything in business and in life. Inspiring trust is not a trick, nor is it an arcane art. It's an important, character-building endeavor that requires only a sincere desire to be helpful and sensitive, and the ambition to be more successful at work and at home.
An account of the unsolved Golden State Killer case, written by the late author of the TrueCrimeDiary.com website, traces the rapes and murders of dozens of victims and the author's determined efforts to help identify the killer and bring him to justice.
If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done.
Documents the story of a teen Colorado star and aspiring U.S. Army Ranger who inexplicably helped commit an armed robbery hours before being deployed to Iraq, describing the efforts of the author to investigate the influence of the young man's superior and the darker practices of the Ranger indoctrination program.
When Coulter quit drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can't easily be filled. Her debut collection reveals a portrait of a life in transition, by turns hilarious and heartrending. It will make you laugh at and think critically about the booze-soaked world we live in. Perfect for fans of Sloane Crosley, David Sedaris and Cheryl Strayed.
Before Hamilton opened her acclaimed restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. This memoir follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens she’s inhabited through the years. It’s told with honesty, grit, humor, and passion -- all with wit and lots of food.
The Not-Quite States of America is an entertaining account of the territories' place in the USA, and it raises fascinating questions about the nature of empire. As Mack shows, the territories aren't mere footnotes to American history; they are a crucial part of the story.
Documents the adventures of a 19th-century botanist and food explorer to reveal the stories of how diverse crops ranging from avocadoes to pomegranates were introduced to America from faraway cultures.
A step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.
You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass as she combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.
Smart Mom, Rich Mom explores how women today are navigating the financially challenging career/parenting years. Written by a national money columnist and mom of two, this invaluable resource for moms everywhere chronicles women who have stayed in the game as both moms and businesswomen--full-time, freelance, self-employed, and more--and emerged more prosperous and empowered than before having children.
Filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, a generation-defining self-help guide, written by a blogger who is read by more than 2 million people each month, helps readers figure out the things that they should care about to lead contented, grounded lives.
Freelance journalist Marianne Power attempts to follow one self-help book each month throughout the course of a year, getting herself into hilarious, though occasionally poignant plights in this witty and honest book.
Ever wondered who murdered JonBenét Ramsey, or who terrorized San Francisco as the Zodiac Killer? Puzzled over the notorious Black Dahlia murder, or the mysterious Long Island Serial Killer case? This book takes an in-depth look at the facts and figures surrounding the most notorious unsolved murder cases in history, leaving you to judge for yourself who (could’ve) done it.
Living alone in her Stockholm apartment, a 96-year-old woman reminisces through the pages of a long-kept address book before starting to write down stories from her past, unlocking family secrets in unexpectedly beneficial ways. A charming novel that prompts reflection on the stories we all should carry to the next generation, and the surprises in life that can await even the oldest among us.
In WWII era London, Juliet Armstrong is working as an espionage monitor for MI5. Ten years later she suddenly finds herself targeted by dangerous individuals from her past. For fans of smart, witty, suspenseful, historical or spy fiction and authors like Tana French, Laurie R. King, and John Le Carre.
Illusions, treachery, and abductions abound as Ophelia's adventure continues in this teen fantasy series. Her talent as a reader of objects puts her at the center of the court even as other nobles disappear under suspicious circumstances. Savor the spectacular settings, exquisitely rendered characters, and the ever-evolving relationships that bind them.
This teen book brought me out of my reading comfort zone, but I’m glad it did! When the eldest teen sister in the story dies, the younger one, while still grieving, is expected by her parents to live like her sister did as the perfect Mexican daughter. I liked that the story line shows, as Julia advances towards the end of High School, that she is able to go about her own life in the way she wants, albeit with some struggles along the way. – Luann
The first in a series featuring Josephine Tey, one of the writers of the Golden Age of British mysteries, as a character. Set in the world of 1930s British theatre, this is both a tribute to a popular writer and an atmospheric detective novel on its own. Traveling to London in 1934 to celebrate her play's triumphant final week, Tey is caught up by the murder of a fellow train passenger, in a case that raises the suspicions of Detective Inspector Archie Penrose. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Forget the old concept of retirement and deferred-life plans. There is no need to wait and every reason not to. In this expanded and updated edition, Ferriss has more than 100 pages of new content in his blueprint for how to live more and work less.
I just finished this and it’s definitely worth a look for mystery fans! It has a great combination of historical fiction (WWII) and Agatha Christie touches (trapped on a remote island). It continues the Maggie Hope series, but it’s not necessary to know everything that happened before it to read this one.
A story of reconnection, lost love, and the power of faith, Heart Land follows a struggling fashion designer back to her small Iowa hometown as she tries to follow her dreams of success and finding true love.
Fox travels along the U.S.-Canadian border, meeting all kinds of people and sharing the history of the border, Native Americans, westward settlement, the Great Lakes and more. He also documents the environmental changes happening on the landscape the border crosses. It’s eye-opening, interesting, and something different!
Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.
This timely and enlightening book introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.
Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a tale of love and war, terror and survival in the 15th book of the series. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue in Britain, Maisie faces losing her dearest friend—and the possibility that she might be falling in love again. Fans of the series won’t be disappointed.
Struggling to maintain the Homicide group during the holiday season in the wake of interdepartmental estrangements, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache quietly investigates the disappearance of a once-famous woman while seeking a safe-haven for his loyal colleagues in an increasingly hostile town. Gamache digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in Three Pines, finding long buried secrets--and facing a few of his own ghosts in this ninth book of the series. As in the previous books, literary detective fiction and philosophy are intertwined with humor, tragedy, love, betrayal, intrigue, friendship, and faith.
Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there's a new player on the horizon, and he's in a league of his own... Fresh voices and strong multicultural characters from every rung of the social ladder make Martin's debut novel a must-read for fans of contemporary romance with a sporty twist.
While driving home one day, Joe sees his wife’s car enter a hotel parking lot, and he decides to follow her. Joe spends the rest of the story uncovering lies and wondering what the truth is. This is a suspenseful page-turner, full of twists, and I did not see the ending coming! - Steph
This story of a troubled family in the wilds of Alaska was so well written that when I accidentally listened to the last CD in the audio book instead of the first, it made me want to listen to the entire book. Knowing the ending was not a spoiler for me. – Laura
A delightful coming of age story set in 1974 in Chance, Trinidad. Bright 18-year-old Vimla’s prospects are high until she’s caught holding hands at night with the village pundit's son. In this town, everyone knows everybody's business, and the residents all react differently to the chain of events this indiscretion leads to. This novel surprised me at many points and was full of humor, wit, great characters, and a subtle wisdom. - Carrie
A debut novel, told in epistolary form, set during the latter stages of the Civil War and a generation later in the early 1890s. In 1863, despite their quarter-century age difference, seventeen-year-old Placidia Fincher makes a snap judgment to marry a widowed Confederate Army major, and her fate quickly goes south from there. - Kevin
Parker's irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the opportunity to feel as if she’s your airplane seat companion. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages made by the author this is a delight in every way. Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame as well as her other creative interests.
Tells the story of Moshe Fisher, a man who was "born without skin," so that no one is able to tell what race he belongs to; and Arrienne Christie, his quixotic soul mate who makes it her duty in life to protect Moshe from the social and emotional consequences of his strange appearance.
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind & so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain.
With step-by-step photos and straightforward instructions, James Beard Award-winner Justin Devillier details the fundamentals of the New Orleans cooking canon--from proper roux-making to time-honored recipes, such as Duck and Andouille Gumbo and the more casual Abita Root Beer-Braised Short Ribs.
For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses. As Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today.
When a high-paying nanny job at a luxurious Scottish Highlands home ends with her imprisonment for a child's murder, a young woman struggles to explain to her lawyer the unravelling events that led to her incarceration.
Whip up everyday dishes like Cardamom Apple Fritters, Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese, and Lobster Tacos to share with your family, or plan stress-free dinner parties with options like Slow Roasted Moroccan Salmon and Fresh Corn and Zucchini Summer Lasagna.
Verity Jane, gifted app-whisperer, has been out of work since her exit from a brief but problematic relationship with a Silicon Valley billionaire. Then she signs the wordy NDA of a dodgy San Francisco start-up, becoming the beta tester for their latest product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses.
A follow-up to the best-selling Winter in Paradise finds Irene and her sons returning to St. John to investigate her late husband's secret double life before uncovering surprising truths about their own realities and futures.
Tipton-Martin builds adapts recipes from historic texts for the modern kitchen. What we find is a world of African-American cuisine--made by enslaved master chefs, free caterers, and black entrepreneurs and culinary stars--that goes far beyond soul food.
A memoir by the legendary designer who pioneered high-end streetwear traces his rise from an early-1980s Harlem storefront to the red carpet in Hollywood, working with such celebrities as Salt-N-Pepa and Beyonce.
Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents and of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child's transition to caregiver.
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery and customs of the Crawley household--from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies--and bring an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans.