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by Kelly JonesWhen ten-year-old Pick Patterson finds himself stuck with his bossy Grandma Grace and his unemployed, easygoing Uncle Buddy in Twin Falls, he thinks he’s in for a boring summer in a hick town in the middle of the Idaho desert. But when Evel Knievel announces he’ll jump the Snake River Canyon just north of town, everything changes. In the novella and short story collection, Kelly Jones departs from the settings of her earlier novels—Paris, Florence, and Munich—and writes of ordinary people in t... more
by Michael HurleyTen years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher known only as “the fisherman” threatens to change everything they believe about their world—and each other.
by Lorrie FarrellyThe War Between the States not only destroyed all Michael Cantrell loved, it left the young, former Confederate cavalry officer without faith or hope, a solitary, haunted man trying to escape his demons in the vast western frontier. Then, one spring day along the Wind River, he finds himself suddenly in the thick of another life-and-death struggle - Annie Devlin's war. Desperate to hang on to her ranch and her life, waylaid by gunmen hired by a powerful rancher who covets her land, Annie and h... more
by Harry ConnollyThis is the fantasy novel about the collapse of an empire.
by Amy BurnsUsing a candid, raw, and humorous voice, Amy Burns wraps the reader in the intimacy and upheaval of her emotions as she struggles through her breast-cancer diagnosis. Her memoir offers unmatched insight into an experience that, unfortunately, has become far too prevalent and common among women. While sharing the news of her cancer diagnosis with her husband while still on the phone with the nurse, she writes, "I mouth it to you--the hard C of it choking my confidence and/ catching on my tonsil... more
by Ginnah HowardRope & Bone traces the parallel, and eventually interwoven, lives of two very different women whose courage, originality and humor will carry them through the darkest of times and the toughest things that life can sling at them. Rope & Bone’s thirty-four story/chapters span the years from 1946 to 1993. The novel opens in 1984 on Chicken Farm Road when Del Merrick, an art teacher living without plumbing or electricity, enlists help in changing a flat tire from Carla Morletti, a member of the Paga... more
by Seng Ty
The Years of Zero: Coming of Age Under the Khmer Rouge is a survivor’s account of the Cambodian genocide carried out by Pol Pot’s sadistic and terrifying Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s. It follows the author, Seng Ty, from the age of seven as he is plucked from his comfortable, middle-class home in a Phnom Penh suburb, marched along a blistering, black strip of highway into the jungle, and thrust headlong into the unspeakable barbarities of an agricultural labor camp. Seng’s mother was ... more
by Jessica Shortall
Going back to work while trying to breastfeed is stressful and confusing. And in a world overflowing with more parenting books than you can shake a positive pregnancy stick at, these resources gloss over how hard working and breastfeeding is.
This book is for the million women a year - in America alone - who go back to work while breastfeeding. It offers the modern mama a straight-to-the-point resource on how to survive working and breastfeeding, based on the experiences of hundreds of ... more
by Sterling NixonAn unpayable debt. A shrinking economy. A nation divided. What is the price needed to prevent civil war? What if the United States can no longer pay that price? Rick Savage finds himself in the middle of a power struggle that could spell the end of the United States. His extensive research leads him to one grim prediction: civil society will all but cease in seven days. He now has only a week to save who and whatever he can before the world descends into chaos.
by Jennifer H. Westall
Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and loss with as much faith as she can muster. At only the age of thirteen, she’s already lost a younger brother to illness, and now faces losing both her father and the boy who’s stealing her heart to illnesses as well. Armed with her beloved Scriptures, she prays daily for their healing, only to have her tender faith shattered by her father’s death.
Through her pain, she’s able to connect wit... more
by Richard Van AndersonFailed surgeon David McBride is in exile from the surgical community after making a costly error in judgment. Down but not out, he perseveres and is given a second chance to establish a career in surgery. But, as David stands on the threshold of a new life, the malignant underside of his fellow man intervenes. Under the threat of violence, David is forced to perform illegal organ harvests in a makeshift operating room hidden in a dilapidated meatpacking warehouse in lower Manhattan. Unable to re... more
by Benjanun SriduangkaewJulienne's aunts are the archer who shot down the suns and the woman who lives on the moon. They teach her that there's more to the city of her birth than meets the eye - that beneath the modern chrome and glass of Hong Kong there are demons, gods, and the seethe of ancient feuds. As a mortal Julienne is to give them wide berth, for unlike her divine aunts she is painfully vulnerable, and choice prey for any demon. Until one day, she comes across a wounded, bleeding woman no one else can see, ... more
by Peter T. Pugliese. MDIn the prequel to his current role as the most beloved educator in professional skin care, Peter T. Pugliese, MD shares his own true stories of his early family medical practice in historic (and often hysterical) Bernville, Pennsylvania, from 1958 to 1978. At age 88, this vibrant storyteller shares an intimate and fascinating look back at his own pathway of obstacles and miracles that led him from Catholic school to the seminary where he planned a life in the priesthood, to two wars, to falling... more
by Elizabeth Krall
Three weeks before their wedding, Nicola and Greg learn they may have the same mother.
If they really are half-siblings, they face a devastating choice: break all of society's rules and fight for their love, or break their hearts and give each other up.
A DNA test will reveal the truth, but their love is tested to the breaking point during the agonizing wait for the answer. Nicola is prepared to do anything to stay together; Greg sees only the sin.
Yet, i... more
by Piu Marie EatwellA non fiction historical thriller examining a sensational Edwardian trial when the 5th Duke of Portland, a notorious eccentric who died in the 1870s, was alleged to have led a double life as a Baker Street businessman.
by Robert FassOriginally published in 1968 to critical acclaim, Russell H. Greenan’s brilliant, audacious mystery novel 'It Happened in Boston?' quickly became an underground sensation and has emerged over forty years later as a genuine cult classic. In this breathtakingly imaginative book—now appearing in audio for the first time—we enter the mind of an unnamed artist of prodigious talent and intelligence who is determined to correct the world’s wrongs via a direct confrontation with the Almighty, no matter ... more