Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, a grief-stricken woman pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.
When singer Daisy Jones meets Billy Dunne of the band The Six, the two rising 70s rock-and-roll artists are catapulted into stardom when a producer puts them together, a decision that is complicated by a pregnancy and the seductions of fame.
When Patsy finally gets a U.S. travel visa, she is so sure that she is not a good mother she leaves her young daughter, Tru, behind in Jamaica. There's something pulling Patsy. The promise of reunion with her best friend turned lover, Cicely, who left Jamaica a decade ago. But things quickly fall apart when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn to a less-welcoming situation than Cicely suggested in her letters.
Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion... she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.
A smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters' lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places--and be true to themselves--in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history--and herstory--as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives.
A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge.
Constantly compared to her white middle-class peers, a young Jamaican-British woman in London makes a series of questionable decisions in the aftermath of a messy breakup before challenging herself to figure out who she wants to be
Inheriting the ruins of a Barbados sugar plantation, a young woman from Victorian Bristol is seduced by the region's dark tropical beauty at the same time her new neighbors take steps to acquire the property for themselves.
A woman in mid-20th-century rural North Carolina, determined to live on her own terms in spite of community gossip, finds unexpected support from a veteran fixer who struggles with an inability to correct his own troubled past.
Inheriting her grandmother's restaurant in a crumbling San Francisco Chinatown neighborhood, Natalie Tan is advised by the local seer to prepare three recipes from her grandmother's cookbook to help their struggling community.
The moment Lucy met her husband's mother, she knew she wasn't the wife Diana had envisioned for her son. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead. A suicide note found. But the autopsy finds traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed to disinherit her children? And what does it mean that Lucy isn't exactly sad she's gone?
Documents the remarkable story of 1970s Alabama serial killer Willie Maxwell and the true-crime book on the Deep South's racial politics and justice system that consumed Harper Lee in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.
First in a duology, this YA fantasy follows LaFevers's “His Fair Assassins” series. It continues the story of Sybella (daughter of Mortain, the god of Death) which alternates with the new assassin Genevieve. As with the original series, the audience is led on a lightning-paced chase through a story of adventure, romance, and ever-deepening medieval intrigue. Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass and Red Queen.
Traces the story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Yemeni-American in San Francisco, and his dream of resurrecting the ancient art of cultivating, roasting, and importing Yemeni coffee, an endeavor that is challenged by the brutal realities of Yemen's 2015 civil war.
During a spell recalling the dead, the boy Sparrowhawk, a sorcerer's apprentice, unwittingly unleashes evil on the land. He grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world.
In a novel set in future, farm dwellers Junior and Henrietta have their lives disrupted when Junior is called for a distant mission and Henrietta receives an unconventional replacement, so he won't be missed.
A darkly comic memoir about her relationship with her unconventional married Catholic priest father, describing emblematic moments from her youth and the crisis that led the author and her non-religious husband to briefly live in her parents' rectory.
Smita, Giulia, Sarah: three lives, three continents, three women with nothing in common, but nevertheless bound by a rare expression of courage..like three strands in a braid. Through the story of one woman's hair, three women's destinies are drawn together.
When Beth arrives in D.C., she hates everything about it. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable. But as Jimmy's star rises higher, the couples' friendship is threatened by jealousy and competition. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and an honest portrait of a marriage.
Harman examines the 1840 murder of a London socialite and the novel with which his murderer defended himself. This is a fascinating, little-known story of a murder that rocked literary London and left leading writers and even Queen Victoria to wonder: Can a novel kill? It's a perfect match for lovers of both true crime and literature.
I just finished listening to this on audiobook and it was amazing. It’s a powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man's freedom, but you can't take away his imagination, humor, or joy.
A global culinary history told through the stories of seven essential ingredients found in cuisines all over the world: honey, salt, chile, pork, rice, cacao, and tomato. Each of these foundational ingredients has played a long and valuable role in human foodways and culture, and each has its own fascinating history.
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.
In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young woman brings grief and notoriety to a farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women’s lives hid a much darker secret.
Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. Neither knows the other exists--until now. A boy named J and a girl named K suspect that there is something out there, beyond their schools and they're beginning to ask questions. What secrets are being hidden from them…and why?
Profiles of the lives of feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
A young Doyle’s first Holmes tale has been published but he made so little money from it he vows never to write another. Then the Prime Minister asks him to assist in tracking down Jack the Ripper. He reluctantly accepts but only if he has the aid of his old professor, Jack Bell – the inspiration for Sherlock’s character. He’s also assigned real-life radical journalist and East End resident, Miss Margaret Harkness, as a guide. Holmes' fans will appreciate the glimpses of the elements that formed their hero.
A sophisticated page-turner about a wealthy New York family embroiled in a financial scandal with cataclysmic consequences. Paul Ross accepts a job working on the legal team for his billionaire father-in-law's hedge fund and must determine where his loyalties ultimately lie when a huge scandal and a regulatory investigation threatens the family business.
Delilah, a fifteen-year-old loner, falls in love with a fairy tale she checks out from the library—and its handsome prince—and things get really interesting when she discovers he can see and speak to her. Together they hatch a plot to seek his freedom from the pages.
The year is 1988. Sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade, but lately Gretchen has been acting bizarrely. When Abby discovers that Gretchen has a demon living inside her, it’s up to Abby to rescue her friend in this pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.
When Long Island teens Miri, Soleil, Penny, and Jonah befriend a bestselling YA novelist, they find their deepest, darkest secrets in the pages of her next novel, with devastating consequences. Told from different perspectives as interviews, journal entries, and book excerpts.
After her conservative Muslim parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, Rukhsana Ali finds herself whisked off to Bangladesh and must find the courage to fight for the right to choose her own path.
Hayden and her best friend Del must confront the secrets of Hayden's past in a house that holds all the mysteries of her childhood--and might be the last protection against the dark powers in the surrounding woods.
Vera’s mother can’t afford to send her to a luxury summer camp, so Vera attends Russian summer camp. Nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!
When seventeen-year-old Abby Turner is rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart” she gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger's story (#5) to fall in love (#8). Funny and romantic, this effervescent story about family, friendship, and finding yourself is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han.
This science fiction/fantasy mash-up -- set on a plague-ravaged future Earth -- retells the stories of four oppressed, but empowered, fairy tale heroines. New characters are woven into each book creating a separate but layered story connected to Cinder, a cyborg version of Cinderella. The stakes are high as each heroine fights for a happy, and romantic, ever after.
Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.Only he isn't sure he wants to.
The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.
When high school student Hana stands in for her sister at an arranged marriage meeting with Takane, the heir to a business fortune, it is an unexpected pairing of opposites who can't help trying to outwit each other every chance they get.
Prince Sebastian’s secret weapon is the brilliant dressmaker Frances—one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes he wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness. How long can she defer her dreams to protect a prince?
Jorge is big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. When the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants?
Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules.But in junior high, it’s like all the rules have changed. Now she’s suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she’s not black enough. Wait, what?
Once there was a girl who only ate cereal. This kid loved cereal. But lots of cereal can make a big mess and get a girl in trouble. So she asks the dog for help cleaning up her crumbs. One after another, animals try to help...but the mess is too large!
Life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option, it was time to find a new home. That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri with aliens who look like giant mosquitos. They don't like us and if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.
Sam-I-Am shares the story of how he persuades his friend to try green eggs and ham. Written in rhymed verse, this funny board book is an ideal introduction to the story for toddlers and preschoolers too young for the classic Beginner Book.
On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings.
Blue is an orphan who disguises herself as a newsboy. There's a war going on, and girls are expected to help the struggling economy by selling cookies but Blue loves living and working at the Bugle newspaper.
A hilarious new middle grade novel from beloved and bestselling author Gordon Korman about what happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher--perfect for fans of Ms. Bixby's Last Day.