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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When an inspired effort to build her dream home is overshadowed by discoveries about her rural property's violent past, a former history teacher becomes obsessed with the stories of three generations of local women who died under suspicious circumstances.
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.
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.
This historical teen novel is beautifully written. (The audiobook also has a fantastic narrator.) It is engaging with fast-paced action and emotions that transport the reader right into the streets of Amsterdam as a ‘finder’ of needed goods becomes involved with the resistance as she looks for a missing girl. The story is very moving and does a great job of helping the reader to better understand what it might have felt like to live in a Nazi controlled Amsterdam in 1943. - Katy
The latest book in the series finds Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and the pugnacious but loyal detective sergeant Barbara Havers tackle one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered.
A dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents before facing an impossible choice that tests her loyalties to the agency and her own family.
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
Tells the amazing true story of how African American detective Ron Stallworth went undercover to investigate the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs in 1978, describing how he disrupted Klan activities and exposed white supremacists in the military during the months-long investigation.
Set against the backdrop of WWI, with western civilization on the edge of calamity, the Guild is on a quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the journey plays out to its startling conclusion.
The final chapters are missing from world-famous author Alan Conway's latest mystery manuscript. Conway’s sudden, suspicious death means that his editor Susan must piece together the ending. She soon realizes that the novel’s characters are stand-ins for real people, and that the book may be related to the author’s death in this homage to the Golden Age mystery by Anthony Horowitz, creator of Foyle's War and writer for Midsomer Murders (both available on AcornTV).
Everyone in town knows that something's a little odd about the Radleys, but their neighbors would never guess that they are really abstaining vampires (and neither would their two children). This book is as much about family as it is about vampires, and I found the characters as endearing as the plot was exciting. - Carrie
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.
Stuck on a squad with the other officers no one else wants, but who can’t be fired, DC Callum MacGregor accidentally gets handed the biggest murder investigation Oldcastle has ever seen and the ‘Misfit Mob’ works together to solve the case and bring a serial killer to swift justice. This stand-alone thriller from the author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson series features twisty plotting, great use of British dialect, and dazzling black humor.
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.
Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American girl from Jersey City who lives a conservative Muslim lifestyle with her family, suddenly acquires superhuman powers and, despite the pressures of school and home, tries to use her abilities to help her community.
Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers but the Dead must remain shrouded. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, a grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into terrifying, bloodthirsty Shades.
A fantasy series introducing a pair of twin sisters who learn, in the wake of a mysterious attack on their mother, that their secret abilities to infuse beauty into nature, art and music are linked to a family curse.
Louna's summer job is helping brides plan their perfect day, even though she stopped believing in happily-ever-after when her first love ended tragically. But charming Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged.
Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.
In a dystopian society with a rigid caste system, thirty-five girls are chosen to be part of the Selection: a reality show where they compete to marry gorgeous Prince Maxon. This is what most girls dream of, but for America Singer it is a nightmare that makes her leave her low-caste family as well as her secret love.
When her father is diagnosed with Hungtington's disease, eighteen-year-old Vanni abandons her plan to flee her small New Mexico hometown after high school graduation and instead spends the summer keeping herself busy with part-time jobs and boys, but that changes after she meets Leigh, whose friendship dares Vanni to ask herself big questions and make new plans.
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.
Future investigative reporter Sabrina, fourteen, researches a popular website where people post horror videos, hoping to prove they are not as real as they seem until her sister, a big fan of the site, disappears.
Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah loves. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love life and Walt's baseball career begin, the letters alter everything.
For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background?
Colourful, die-cut dots and playful, grooved paths encourage little fingers to move and explore In a format unlike any other. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine to stimulate understanding of essential concepts.
It's 1932, and twelve-year-old Cal Black and his Pop have been riding the rails for years after losing their farm in the Great Depression. Cal likes being a "knight of the road" with Pop, even if they're broke. When Pop decides to send Cal to a government boarding school for Native Americans in Oklahoma, everything changes.
Lety Muñoz's first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't always find the right word.
Two polar bear friends have a thrilling adventure as they imagine solutions to a variety of possible situations; their story will show readers how to create their own tales in response to the question "What if...?" in this ingenious picture book.
A counting book full of numbers, words, and beautiful objects to discover .In this clever lift-the-flap book, each page appears to have only one object on it. But lift the flaps and look again to discover what is really going on.
This board book version of Rosa Parks -- an international bestseller from the highly acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series--introduces the youngest dreamers to the "Mother of the Freedom Movement."
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.
Twin sisters Iris and Lark are "identical, but not the same." The girls have always looked after each other, and when they are placed in different classrooms and after-school activities during fifth grade, they are devastated. Something strange is also happening in the city around them, things both great and small going missing without a trace.