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If you recognize the excerpt, that could help. Frustratingly, neither site gives an exact book title unless it is Hot Rod , and I can't quite tell whether the second one is fact or some kind of "fan fiction", but it clearly relates to Felsen's novel. Finally, another writer of similar stuff was William Campbell Gault , if that's any help.

Henry Gregor Felson, Crash Club , late 50's. Hope this helps someone else. Felsen, Hot Rod. I have never forgotten the horrifying image of battery acid dripping into the dead girl's eyes after the crash. Bennett Wilson, The Magic Feather. A possibility. The Magic Feather is not the book; the one I remember had to have been written no later than , and probably before that.

I only got to browse it a little bit. It was a book about incest, but it treated the subject in a very clinical, non-judgemental, and objective way. I think that the solution presented is not the book I am searching for. I clearly recall that the book was NOT about the victim but a dispassionate clinical study of incest as a social condition. Fox, Robin. The red lamp of incest. New York: Dutton, I am the original submitter of this request. In the original book, the author explores incest as, in some cases, natural and normal and acceptable.

This is a great book! It explores among other things, the cultural and taboo aspect of incest. The cover is not white, though. It's of a black and white still from the film "Suddenly Last Summer", with Elizabeth Taylor, with purple lettering. If this isn't the book, I would still recommend it to anyone interested in the subject. Hendrich Paula, Who says so? GK Hall, Boston. Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. A girl loses her best friend, an imaginary creature, at the end of a fun-filled summer but gains a new flesh-and blood friend who seems very familiar The book was a short book Who Says So is pages but thanks anyway.

I think I remember the book being smaller like the size of a Junior or Tiny Elf book. The book was purchased at a discount store in Memphis, TN in the late 's. I sort of remember the monster had spots??? I've read Who Says So? Lystad, Mary, Millicent the monster , Doesn't fit exactly but as the requester was only four at the time There is a swing in it which is why I thought of it, she has a little baby brother, and she decides to be a monster. Cute story even if it isn't the right one. I don't think it is Who Says So.

When I looked that book up it's main characters were animals as far as I could tell. Thanks for trying. It would be so nice to find this book as I would love to get it for my children. The one thing that I am sure of is that a character in the book was named Geraldine. Francis and Zenobia has several elements that are the same as the I64 query: a little girl, a birthday, an unusual friend. Her friend is an owl, so the feathers may have been spotted.

The publication timeframe of mids is the same. The girl's birthday may have been forgotten also. There is a birthday cake in the story. At least part of the action takes place in a tree or on a tree limb. This book is out of print and I think it was written by Edward Gorey, but it was not illustrated by him. I know the name Geraldine is missing, but so many other elements were similar that I thought I'd make the suggestion. I am still looking for this book if anyone has suggestions please post.

Perhaps it was a Tell-A-Tale book if anyone is familar with those books during the 's. I remember the book, she was sitting in a swing on the cover. I think this is it, one of the lines is Have You ever seen a monster? I have. My monster is All the copies I could find on various sites had no photo and just condition descriptions. This sounds like the book I am looking for, except I thought the girl's name was Gertrude.

It was about a little girl, with a friend who was a monster, and I remember a tree on the front but I thought her and the monster were near a forest. It had a picture that filled most of the cover and then an orange or yellow border. I am looking for the very same book. That was my favorite book. Her name was Geraldine.


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She loved to swing and one day a yellow and orange monster came out of the woods to swing on her swing because he loved to swing too. In the end they learned to share the swing and her mom was looking out the back door at Geraldine swinging with the monster. Somebody please help! I am searching for this book also! My dad used to read it to me as a child. I do remember this line from the book and I believe it was repeated several times:"I love to run. I love to swing, but most of all I love to sing. Carolyn Joyce, The Marvelous Monster. This was my favorite book as a child.

I'm glad I fianlly remembered the name. Coombs, Patricia, Dorrie and the Witch's Imp , That's just a guess, but it's the only book I could think of with an imp. World, Finney, Gertrude E. Stormy winter. Longmans, McCracken, Harold. Caribou traveler. Lippincott, Catherall, Arthur. Faroe Islands; Faroes; polar bears; rescues. Lavinia R. Davis, Buttonwood Island. I'm not sure if this is the correct book, but there are some similaries - finding arrowheads, finding an untouched indian mound, and a big storm at the end. The children involved are all interested in horses and have a riding club on Buttonwood Island, which is near the farms where they live in Connecticut.

The father of one of the boys trains horses for a living. I am the original poster of this stumper and appreciate the suggestion I received that the book might be Buttonwood Island. I have purchased this book and read it and although it is somewhat similar, it is not the book I am looking for. Any further suggestions would be so helpful, I have been trying to find this book for over 20 years. Thank you! Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated, this has been bugging me for over 20 years The book seemed very like a Trixie Belden story but it is definitely not one of that series, I don't think it was a series book at all, just the style reminds me of Trixie Belden.

Rip Van Winkle is not in the Fujikawa book. The edition that I have c. There's a reprint available. See the Anthologies Page. I don't think the book described is The Golden Book of Fairy Tales , translated by Marie Ponsot and illustrated by Adrienne Segur , original copyright reprint available. In the Ponsot book, Rip Van Winkle does not appear. The illustrations are beautiful and detailed, but not exactly as described. I searched through my reprinted copy and never saw scenes with as much detail as described.

These take place around the turn of the century and are about Lou Emma and Maddie Miller who live with their father in Gloriosa Kansas. I know in one of them one of the girls starts a lending library, and their father has a romance with a woman he later marries. I believe she owns a hat shop though. No, I am sure this is not it. The period is too early, and they didn't really live anywhere, which is part of why she was so unhappy. She was hoping they could settle down and have a home.

They traveled, picking other farmers crops, etc. I don't believe the main character had a sister, and the woman his father has an interest in is either a librarian, or one of the girls teachers. Doris Gates, Blue Willow. This is a longshot as there was no romance involved but it does tell the story of a little girl who is living the life of an itinerant farm worker during the dust bowl. She travels with her father and stepmother from farm to farm.

They stay in one place until the work runs out then they move on. The title refers to a blue willow plate that used to belong to her mother. There is something about a school teacher and a librarian but no romance with the dad. You might check it out as it should be very easy to find, even if only to rule it out. I think the mother in this book was alive, but the girl who's family are migrant workers finds an abandoned mansion with a library, where she goes to hide out. There is some kind of puzzle about who owns the home, and I think a semi-romantic resolution.

Not involving the parents though, but the home owners. Maybe something to check out? Written for an older audience than Blue Willow. I'm sure the main character is at least she' coming of age. I'm pretty sure she experiences a kiss with a boy around her age, with all that angst and joy stuff. I think he was also an itinerant worker. Definitely a bit more bitter and cynical than Blue Willow. She really wants better for herself. A long shot- Teen girl Stella and migrant family return to father's family farm tobacco.

She longs for a permanent home, family moves into cropper's house. Mother Mae? Stella refuses to leave her first real home when father marries Maggie. Stella dates rich Rodney, but is also courted by poor boy. Link to excerpt. Lois Lenski, Judy's Journey. The family follows the crops north up the coast to New Jersey. The hardships of the lives of migrant workers and their children are realistically portrayed. Its the closest I could find to ink-well babies and since they are the size of one it sounded like it may be it. Its also about the right time frame. Hope this helps.

Ruth Dyer , Adventures of the Ink Spots, This might be the one your uncle is seeking. The ink spot people are drawn in red and black. Cute stuff. I hope this helps. Dyer Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, The characters are ink spots, and the illustrations are in red and black. I too remember reading that book. The title is "the Ink Bottle Babies" and the babies were fat drops of ink. This book has ink bottle babies "We all farie babies what do you think we came out of a bottle of ink"- very cute and sweet. Sounds a lot like The Golden Compass , except that it was published in the 90's, not the 80's.

Here is the synopsis: In this first part of the "Dark Materials" trilogy, Lyra's friend Roger disappears. She and her daemon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him. Their quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North where a team of scientists are conducting unspeakably horrible experiments. This book is readily available in bookstores and libraries if you want to check it out. Sorry, The Golden Compass is not correct. But thanks for the suggestion. There's at least 2 editions, with slight updating.

There's also The Very Little Boy. It's about a little girl who is getting older, just in time to take care of a new baby brother. She does sit at her own little table in the book. Can't be The Very Little Girl because that was written in third person, not first person. Could it be one of those? Margaret Storey, Timothy and the Two Witches , It sounds like this one. Lots of people seem to remember this book! See the Solved Mysteries for more info.

Ray Bradbury, Jack-In-the-Box. Sounds a lot like this short story by Bradbury, which is included in his anthology The October Country. A boy lives in an isolated castle and abides by very strict rules, until one day he discovers that all the people in his life his tutor, etc. She dies and he gets released into the outside world for the first time.

I was always fascinated by this character's inability to dress himself and comb his hair. The illustrations only add to the weirdness - definately a classic! Regarding I87, they sounded like they might be the story and are clearly very entertaining in themselves but, alas, neither are the one I seek. Wells, Love and Mr. Lewisham , , copyright. Could it be the novel Love and Mr. Lewisham by H. It's not a children's book, but the first chapter of the book describes the 18 year old Mr. Lewisham is his attic room at the school in England where he is an assistant master and his life is completely ordered by two lists he has taped to his wall: a Schema and a Time-Table.

Ever since I read this book I have never forgotten the description of the schema and sometimes whenever I get very romantic about how I'm going to get all organized, I'll title whatever I write down on paper as my schema just like Mr. Lewisham did! Stirling, S. I haven't read it, but possibly this first book in a trilogy about the island of Nantucket that gets sent back 3, years? Stirling, Island in the Sea of Time. As a neutral party, Librarian-spy Irene is summoned to investigate. She must head to a version of s Paris, with her detective friend Vale, where these talks are fracturing.

Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters! Suspicions fly thick and fast and Irene soon finds herself in the seedy depths of the Parisian underworld. Luckily, she can call on her ex-assistant Kai for assistance. However, the evidence against the Countess is circumstantial. But could the killer really be a member of the Library itself? Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist.

Although The Invisible Library was her debut novel, she previously worked as a freelance roleplaying game writer. Wynford House is empty. Its owner, Charles Redmain, a rich businessman, is absent. He lives in the house with his treasured second wife, Butter, and their angelic-looking daughter, Grace. Wynford House is an exquisite moated Dorset jewel with roots stretching far back into history. Lulu Taylor moved around the world as a child before her family settled in the Oxfordshire countryside. She studied English at Oxford University and had a successful career in publishing before she became a writer.

She lives in Dorset with her husband and two children. She left Charles when she fell madly in love with a Turkish gardener. They had a secret wild affair but he was compelled to return to his homeland. Charles was repelled, not just for the betrayal but because he considered the man inferior, and he and Ingrid agreed to keep the reason for their separation a secret.

Also in the grounds, in the old lodge, is Princess Xenia Razumovsky. She is regarded locally as a fruitcake. She is eighty-two but magnificent, never seen without pearls and a perfect coiffure, and has been festering with bitterness since the Redmain family bought the house that her parents once owned. Rumours are swirling about the state of the Redmain marriage.

Some say the beautiful Butter is unfaithful and her jealous husband is suspicious; others say Charles is already bewitched by a mysterious new woman, but no one knows for sure. The princess knows that something is going on in Wynford House. She has seen interesting comings and goings, and she is watching. Others are aware of the tensions and troubles in Wynford House. They too are watching. A miscarriage of justice could have deadly consequences in It Should Have Been Me, a gripping psychological thriller from author Susan Wilkins.

DC Jo Boden is an unlikely police officer. Her privileged childhood was turned upside down when her beloved older sister was brutally murdered at university. The trauma tore her family apart once. Documentary-maker Bryony Rowe knew Sarah Boden at university. Now her killer is up for release, but Bryony has cause to think the murderer might be innocent.

In pursuit of the truth, Jo unearths some long-buried secrets. After a degree in law and a stint as a journalist, Susan Wilkins embarked on a career in television drama. But she escapes the dreariness of everyday life with her favourite TV show, Beauchamp Hall, an English period drama. From a tender age, Flora felt unloved and unwanted by her parents. They decide the best way to restore their broken child is to send her away to boarding school. But Flora has other ideas. When a local businessman pays close attention to her, she falls for his advances. Will he be able to provide the escape she so dreams of from her dire life?

With the Great War looming, and families being torn apart, what will the future have in store for Pru and Flora? Over time, she developed a natural empathy with the less fortunate and is fascinated by social history. Mary raised four children and has numerous grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid reader, she first put pen to paper in , and is now a full-time novelist. Depressed when his daughter emigrates to Australia two weeks after the funeral, and that his son rarely visits or calls, Frank believes he is destined for a bleak and lonely future.

Wracked with guilt, because he had been dreaming that he was with his wife, Frank is sure that Irena is just being kind when she confesses that she is developing feelings for him. From the back streets of Manchester to the nightclubs and penthouses of the beautiful people, Mandasue Heller, author of the top ten bestseller Run, knows the world she writes. Born in Warrington, she moved to Manchester in the s, where she found the inspiration for her novels.

She spent ten years living in the infamous Hulme Crescents and was a professional singer for many years before turning her hand to writing. She has three children and three grandchildren, and still writes and records songs with her musician partner, Wingrove, between books. The Good Sister Morgan Jones A young woman leaves her life in London behind, to fight for the only cause she truly believes in.

If you had the chance to escape from your life and, better still, fight for a cause you believe in, would you take it? At seventeen, disenfranchized with her life in London, with a mother too sick to care for her and a father too broken to, Sofia Mounir packs her bags and heads to the only place that makes sense: Raqqa. A place where she can be part of something greater than herself. Where she can help build a new society from the ground up. The Good Sister is his first novel writing as Morgan Jones.

He lives in London with his wife and two children. The collection will be the basis for a trilogy of international films, directed by Daniel Alfredson and starring Ben Kingsley and Gemma Chan. His Van Veeteren series is published in over twenty-five countries and has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide. He lives in Rome. The Inspector Montalbano series, which began with The Shape of Water, has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4.

In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he is also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston. Several years ago, your husband, and the father of your young son, disappeared. One morning, the phone rings. Of course you have. But nothing has prepared you for the reality. Even worse, he seems to know about something very bad you once did, something no one else could possibly know about. Could they? From Melanie Raabe, the author of The Trap, The Stranger Upstairs is another dazzling, dizzying psychological thriller guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very last page.

Melanie Raabe grew up in Thuringia, Germany. After graduating from university, she moved to Cologne where she worked as a journalist by day while secretly writing books at night. The Trap, her debut novel, was a bestseller in Germany and sold all around the world. My father called me Birdie; he said I was his little bird.

Edward called me his muse, his destiny. I am remembered as a thief, an imposter, a girl who rose above her station, who was not chaste. My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and now lives with her family in London. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specializing in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels. Kate has sold over 10 million copies of her novels in thirty-two languages, across thirty-nine countries.

Summer, A group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph?

Will she ever give up her secrets? It is a book haunted by beautiful ghosts and long-kept secrets, for every visitor to Birchwood perceives a trace of what was lost in the house, together with the consolations of enduring love. And, flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside of time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold.

Vienna, Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War One explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital. But when he arrives, at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single, mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal, makeshift medicine.

Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient and nurse forever. From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and, finally, of the mistakes we make, and the precious opportunities to atone.

His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and adapted for opera and theatre. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, where he teaches courses in the humanities and medicine. He lives in the Bay Area with his family. The Winter Soldier is his third novel. July By the time the police track down the subject of the letter, he is already dead.

His Van Veeteren series is published in over twentyfive countries and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The People in the Trees Hanya Yanagihara The brilliant and strikingly original first novel by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon that is A Little Life. In , Norton Perina, a young American doctor, joins an anthropological expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a rumoured lost tribe. There he encounters a strange group of jungle-dwellers who appear to have attained a form of immortality that preserves the body but not the mind.

Perina uncovers their secret and returns with it to America, where he soon finds great success. But his discovery has come at a terrible cost, not only for the islanders, but for Perina himself. You told each other everything. Then she told you too much. Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. Best friends at seventeen, their shared ambition made them inseparable. Kit is still the only person who knows what Diane did. How far would Kit go, to make the hard work, the sacrifice, worth it in the end? Diane thinks Kit is just like her.

Cool, crisp, chilling. A tense, pitch-perfect thriller about ambition and female friendship and a forensic examination of what it takes for women to rise through maledominated spaces. She is co-writer of the smash-hit Sky Atlantic drama The Deuce. She lives in Queens, New York. Killing It Learning the Art of Butchery Camas Davis A deeply personal female narrative memoir about life, love, death, and dinner, set in the world of butchery.

After losing her job as a food journalist, Camas Davis felt totally lost, out of love with her life and the world. She had spent her career writing about food, but she had never forced herself to grapple with how it got to her plate. Now she wanted to change that, she wanted to experience something real. So she travelled to France to learn the art of butchery. There, in the rolling countryside of Gascony, surrounded by farmers and producers who understood every part of the process, she realized it was time to make a change. It is story about turning your life upside down and starting again, it is about falling in and out of love, and it is about understanding what it means to be human and what it means to be animal too.

After losing her job in journalism in , Camas Davis set out to learn the art of butchery and charcuterie. Unable to find appropriate classes or schools in the United States, Davis travelled to Gascony, where she found dozens of mentors from whom to draw experience and an endless supply of good stories. In , she formed and launched the Meat Collective Alliance, a nonprofit whose mission is to help individuals and communities start their own Meat Collectives across the USA. In poems of immense clarity, lyricism and skill, Brown shows us a world where disease runs through the body, violence runs through the neighbourhood, and trauma runs through generations.

Here Brown makes brilliant and subversive use of Bible stories to address the gay experience from both a personal and a political perspective. By refusing to sacrifice nuance, no matter how charged and urgent his subject, Brown is one of the handful of contemporary poets who have found a speech adequate to the complex times in which we live, and a way to express an equivocal hope for the future.

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Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the mayor of New Orleans before earning his PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. He teaches at Emory University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it.

The birth of genetics in the early s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for studying genes became cheaper, millions of people ordered genetic tests to link themselves to missing parents, to distant ancestors, to ethnic identities. Carl Zimmer reports from the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life.

Since he has been a columnist at the New York Times. He is a popular speaker at universities, medical schools, museums, and festivals, and he is also a frequent on radio programmes such as Radiolab and This American Life. In , Zimmer won the Stephen Jay Gould Prize, awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognize individuals whose sustained efforts have advanced public understanding of evolutionary science. Zimmer is the author of a dozen books about science, on subjects ranging from viruses to neuroscience to evolution.

Each piece has its own ancestry, traveling a different path back through human history. Heredity continues within our own bodies, as a single cell gives rise to trillions of cells that make up our bodies. In it, she confronts a meticulous diary that she has kept for twenty-five years. But this simple statement belies a terror that she might forget something, that she might miss something important. Maintaining that diary, now eight hundred thousand words, had become, until recently, a kind of spiritual practice.

Then Manguso became pregnant and had a child, and these two Copernican events generated an amnesia that put her into a different relationship with the need to document herself amid ongoing time. A spectacularly and unsummarizably rewarding read. She lives in Los Angeles. Bad art is from no one to no one.

Am I happy? But sometimes I notice an expression on one of their faces that I recognize as secret gratitude. I read sad stories to inoculate myself against grief. I watch action movies to identify with the quick-witted heroes. To read her work is to witness acrobatic acts of compression in the service of extraordinary psychological and spiritual insight. Its humor is wounded but present. Is it possibly a sort of novel? Sarah Manguso deserves many such readers.

Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and Midwestern university towns, these eleven stories form a portrait of a nation, a people, and a way of life. In these kaleidoscopic stories of Jamaica and its diaspora we hear many voices at once: some cultivated, some simple, some wickedly funny, some deeply melancholic. All of them convince and sing. All of them shine. In this thrilling debut collection Alexia Arthurs is all too easy to love. Alexia Arthurs was born and raised in Jamaica and moved with her family to Brooklyn when she was twelve.

How to Love a Jamaican is her debut short story collection. Alexia Arthurs lives in Iowa City. Instead, Brod devoted the rest of his life to canonizing Kafka as the most prescient chronicler of the twentieth century. His first book, Running Commentary, was published by PublicAffairs in It describes a wrenching escape from Nazi invaders as the gates of Europe closed; of a love affair between exiles stranded in Tel Aviv; and two countries whose national obsessions with overcoming the traumas of the past came to a head in a fascinating and hotly contested trial.

Balint combines the sharp eye of the courtroom journalist with the keen meditations of a literary and cultural thinker, and his research and lively intelligence deliver insights on every page. In I moved back to the United States after living abroad for fourteen years, my whole adult life, because my father was dying. Six weeks after I arrived in New York City, my father died. Six months after that I learned that I too was a carrier of the gene that caused the cancer that had killed him. Does knowing our likely fate make it harder or easier to face the future? Jean Hannah Edelstein is a writer who lives in Brooklyn.

Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in in Alaska and ended prematurely in in southern Mexico. In our publication of Welcome Home, her son, Jeff Berlin, is filling in the gaps with photos and letters from her eventful, romantic, and tragic life.

She describes the places she lived and the people she knew with all the style and wit and heart and humour that readers fell in love with in her stories. Combined with letters from and photos of friends and lovers, Welcome Home is an essential non-fiction companion to A Manual for Cleaning Women and Evening in Paradise. She published several short story collections including Angels Laundromat and Homesick, and several of her previously published stories are collected together in the New York Times bestseller A Manual for Cleaning Women.

She threw her book out into the world and disappeared to Italy with her two eldest daughters. In , Nell Stevens is embarking on her Ph. As Nell chases her heart around the world, and as Mrs Gaskell forms the greatest connection of her life, these two women, though centuries apart, are drawn together. But the violence he is accustomed to wielding and witnessing soon spirals out of his control. Roberto Saviano was born in in Naples, where he grew up and still lives. His first book, Gomorrah, was a massive bestseller, both in Italy where it has sold over 1 million copies, and around the world.

It was also the basis of an equally successful film. Since its publication, Saviano has been living in hiding and under police protection. The River in the Sky Clive James A new long meditation on death and life from one of our most cherished, critically acclaimed and bestselling writers.

Clive James has been close to death for several years, and he has written about the experience in a series of deeply moving poems. In Sentenced to Life, he was clearsighted as he faced the end, honest about his regrets. In Injury Time, he wrote about living well in the time remaining, focusing our attention on the joys of family and art, and celebrating the immediate beauty of the world. When The River in the Sky opens, we find James in ill health but high spirits. In this form, the poet can transmit the felt experience of his exceptional life to the reader. Clive James is the multi-million-copy best selling author of more than forty books.

As James realizes that he is only one bright spot in a galaxy of stars, he passes the torch to the poets of the future, to his young granddaughter, and to you, his reader. A book that could not have been written by anyone else, this is Clive James at the height of his considerable powers: funny, wise, deeply felt, and always expressed with an unmatched power for clarity of expression and phrase-making that has been his been his hallmark.

Evening in Paradise is the second new collection of stories from this remarkable talent. Her work is being compared to Raymond Carver, for her similar oblique, colloquial style; her mordant humour; the recurrence of alcoholics; and her interest in the lives of working-class or marginalised people. Marianne Power was stuck in a rut.

Then one day she wondered: could self-help books help her find the elusive perfect life? She decided to test one book a month for a year, following their advice to the letter. What would happen if she followed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could she unearth The Secret to making her dreams come true? What begins as a clever experiment becomes an achingly poignant story.

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Barbara Hepworth sculpted outdoors and Janet Frame wrote wearing earmuffs to block out the noise. He lives in New York. If Cats Disappeared from the World Genki Kawamura A Japanese million-copy bestseller, a poignant and thought-provoking tale that asks: when you find out your days are numbered, what would you be willing to give up, for one extra day of life? But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week. Because how do you decide what makes life worth living?

How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? Genki Kawamura is a writer and film producer. His debut novel, Sekai kara neko ga kieta nara If Cats Disappeared from the World , has sold over a million copies in Japan. In a beautifully varied series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ballads, Tempest charts the heartbreak at the end of one relationship and the joy at the beginning of a new love; but also tells us what happens in between, when the heart is pulled both ways at once.

Running Upon The Wires is a heartbreaking, moving and joyous book about love, in its endings and in its beginnings. Kate Tempest was born in London in Kate was also named a Next Generation poet in Her final collection as Poet Laureate, a frank, disarming and deeply moving exploration of loss and remembrance in their many forms. Presented in a beautiful, foiled package, this will be the poetry book of the year. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E.

Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate in She was appointed DBE in A highly readable work that is dramatic, moving and informative, as interesting to general readers as it will no doubt prove to historians. Bologna: nightfall, June A knock sounds at the door of the Jewish merchant Momolo Mortara. According to papal law, the child is therefore a Catholic who can be taken from his family and delivered to a special monastery where his conversion will be completed.

With this terrifying scene, prize-winning historian David I. Moving and informative, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara reads as both a thriller and an authoritative historical analysis. David Kertzer is an authority on Italian politics, society, and history. Selected Poems Kathleen Jamie A timely career retrospective including material from her earlier collections and featuring writing on her recurrent themes of nature, language, and human and animal consciousness.

This exceptional collection of poetry, spanning several decades, allows readers to chart the development of one of our most important contemporary talents, and serves as perfect introduction to her work. Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in She teaches at Stirling University, and lives with her family in Fife. These are poems as scabrous, wry and vivid as only John Cooper Clarke could deliver. Inimitable and iconic, this collection will be a complete joy for lifelong fans and a whole new generation.

His anarchic punk poetry has thrilled people for decades and his no-nonsense approach to his work and life in general has appealed to many people including myself for many years. Long may his slender frame and spiky top produce words and deeds that keep us on our toes and alive to the wonders of the world. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in changed medical science for ever.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. She also teaches creative non-fiction at the University of Memphis. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined.

Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. With shades of Kafka and Philip K. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. His novel Embassytown was a first and widely praised foray into science fiction. Into the Wild Jon Krakauer The true story of college graduate Chris McCandless, who decided to walk away from the only life he ever knew and enter the wild.

Internationally bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discover the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. Anyone who ever fancied wandering off to face nature on its own harsh terms should give it a look. He is also the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series. With the onset of war, The Light Years reveals a privileged family facing uncertain times. Home Place, Sussex, For two unforgettable summers the Cazalets gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War.

In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. This is the beginning. Elizabeth Jane Howard was the author of fifteen highly acclaimed novels. She died, aged ninety, at home in Suffolk on 2 January Being a Record of the Early Life of St. In the Palace all was speculation. Set on the eve of a royal wedding at the fantastical court of King Willie and Her Dreaminess the Queen of Pisuerga, this is an absurd and often melancholy tale of love. Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank was born in London in His writing has been championed by English novelists including E.

He died in Rome in and is buried in the Campo Verano cemetery. Musicophilia is no different. Always wise and compellingly readable, these stories alter our conception of who we are and how we function, and show us an essential part of what it is to be human. In , he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire. His memoir, On the Move, was published shortly before his death in August With an introduction by journalist Hadley Freeman 9st 2, cigarettes smoked in front of Mark 0 v. She is no longer a smoker well, not much , the wilderness years are over, and she is at last united with man-of-herdreams Mark Darcy.

And so Bridget decides to embark on a spiritual epiphany to the palm- and magicmushroom-kissed shores of Thailand. Surely it will be the perfect place to set her life on course once and for all. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is Bridget at her best: funny, wise, and, as ever, a little bit sloshed. Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire.

Is he ready for what is to come? Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels, and in was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. The TV series and the books they are based on have become international sensations, capturing the minds of millions worldwide. Ann worked as a probation officer, bird observatory cook, and auxiliary coastguard before she started writing.

Ann is also a passionate champion for libraries and was a National Libraries Day Ambassador in Ann lives in North Tyneside near where the Vera books are set. Salvation Peter F. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable.

We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse? Just as importantly, though, he knows how to populate his future environments with real-seeming people whose lives extend beyond the page. AD 50, Many lightyears from Earth, Dellian and his clan of genetically engineered soldiers are raised with one goal. They must confront and destroy their ancient adversary. The enemy caused mankind to flee across the galaxy and they hunt us still. Salvation is the first title in a stunning science fiction trilogy by Peter F.

Enigmatic aliens, spaceships and jump doors. Accept no substitutes, this is the real deal. You need Salvation, my friend. Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in and now lives in Somerset. He began writing in , and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in United by blood s New York City. Three brothers grow up poor on the Lower East Side, until the death of their father forces them to find work to support their family. Each brother takes a different path. Divided by ambition Twelve-year-old Morris Rabishevsky apprentices himself to a garment manufacturer with the aim of running the business.

Sol, six years older, heads to accounting school but is forced to drop out. Scarred by a family tragedy, Harry falls under the spell of the charismatic Louis Buchalter, who in a few short years becomes the most ruthless mobster in town. Before writing his own bestselling thrillers, Andrew Gross co-authored five novels with James Patterson.

His first novel, The Blue Zone, was an instant international bestseller. He currently lives in New York with his wife, Lynn, and their three children. Shortly later one of them lies fatally injured at the bottom. Did the boy fall or was he pushed? Imogen Tyler is no different. Why was he at the school so early? For Maggie, finding the answers to these questions is paramount if she is to help the mother. But as she investigates, further questions emerge and the truth suddenly seems far from certain. Could the witness be mistaken about what happened, and if he is, then who is responsible?

Michelle Davies has been writing professionally for twenty years as a journalist on magazines, including on the production desk at ELLE, and as Features Editor of Heat. Michelle lives in London and juggles her freelance journalism with motherhood and writing crime fiction. Charlatans Robin Cook A gripping medical thriller set in a pioneering Boston hospital where a series of unexpected deaths leads to a terrifying revelation. Charlatans is an explosive thriller from New York Times bestselling author and master of the medical thriller Robin Cook.

Noah Rothauser is the new super chief resident at the state-of-the-art Boston Memorial Hospital. Taking on such a prestigious job is a dream come true, but the pressures of the role become all too clear when a seemingly routine operation ends in disaster. With potential foul play suspected it falls to Noah to investigate what happened. Questioning those involved uncovers bitter feuds within the team when the egotistical Dr. William Mason is quick to blame staff anesthesiologist Dr.

Ava London for the tragic outcome. However Dr. London, along with the nursing staff, point the finger at the surgeon. When two more unexpected deaths occur, Noah is forced to look closer at the impressively competent, charming, yet mysterious Dr. Robin Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fiction to produce over thirty international bestsellers, including Outbreak, Terminal and Contagion. April, As the Americans storm the Buchenwald concentration camp, among the survivors are Jakob and Emmanuelle, barely more than teenagers. Each of them has lost everything and everyone in the unspeakable horrors of the war.

But when they meet, they find hope and comfort in each other. Jakob and Emmanuelle marry, and resolve to make a new life in New York. The Steins build a happy, prosperous life for themselves and their new family, but their pasts cast a long shadow over the present.

Years later, as the Sixties are in full swing, their son Max is an ambitious, savvy businessman, determined to throw off the sadness that has hung over his family since his birth. Nero has been the successful ruler of the Roman Empire for several years until he is rocked by the Great Fire of Rome, which devastates the great city. Beset by rumours, by those who want him deposed, Nero is accused of starting the fire himself.

Treacherous words become treacherous actions and Nero finds himself surrounded by those who want him dead. She travels widely to research her novels and lives with her husband in Madison, Wisconsin. Absolute Proof Peter James A breathless race against time to solve the greatest mystery of all, from bestselling author Peter James. My name is Dr Harry F. And what would be the consequences? This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from bestselling author Peter James.

If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence. Peter James is the international bestselling author of many award-winning novels. His Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series, set in Brighton, has been translated into thirtyseven languages with worldwide sales of over 19 million copies, and has given him twelve Sunday Times number ones. Peter has also written a short story collection, A Twist of the Knife, and his standalone titles include his ghost story The House On Cold Hill and The Perfect Murder, which has been turned into a smash-hit stage play.

All his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police. Three of his novels have been filmed and before becoming a full-time author he produced numerous films, including The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is and it seems that nothing can be done. But her brotherin-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back.

Something that will shatter every preconception Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. And all for the love of her unborn child. The Dream Daughter sees Diane Chamberlain push the boundaries to deliver a novel that you will never forget. But Danny himself is grappling with his own demons when a stranger in town brings to light a longforgotten secret from his past. But will he stand by her or will he cause her heartache? And can Isabelle restore the Atkinson reputation and her friendship with Harriet, to unite the family once more? After working as a glass engraver, raising a family and looking after an ill father, she found her true niche in life, joining a large-print publishing firm in Diane and her husband Ronnie live in Long Preston, in the Yorkshire Dales, and have two children and four beautiful grandchildren.

The Flow, the extra-dimensional pathway between the stars, is disappearing, leaving planets stranded. Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures. While Grayland prepares for disaster, others prepare for civil war. A war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as between spaceships.

Nothing about this power struggle will be simple or easy. John Scalzi is one of the most popular and acclaimed SF authors to emerge in the last decade. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Material from his widely read blog Whatever has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter. When the sanctuary has to close, she is offered a job on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate as a wildlife consultant by the elusive and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird.

She has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but ironically, bring her into contact with her past. She meets Chilly, an ancient gipsy, who has lived for years on the estate, having fled from Spain seventy years before. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense, passed down from her gipsy ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home. Lucinda Riley was born in Ireland, and after an early career as an actress in film, theatre and television, wrote her first book aged twenty-four.

Her books have been translated into over thirty languages and sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Lucinda is currently writing the Seven Sisters series, which tells the story of adopted sisters and is based allegorically on the mythology of the famous star constellation. The first three books, The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister, and The Shadow Sister have all been number one bestsellers across Europe, and the rights to a multi-season TV series have already been optioned by a Hollywood production company.

Her mother, Maria, is devastated by the loss of her daughter, and as civil war threatens in Spain, tragedy strikes the rest of her family. But to pursue it, she must choose between her passion for her career and the man she adores. Can one man achieve his destiny?

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A captivating standalone novel from number one bestseller and sublime storyteller Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world.

As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction The Prison Diaries. A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter. Might the war be over by Christmas? As the war draws on, the lives of the women of Woolworths go on. Luckily Sarah is on hand. But when she is offered the opportunity to work as temporary manager at Woolworths over Christmas, she grabs it with both hands.

Will our girls sail into times of peace, or will they experience more heartache and sorrow? Elaine Everest was born and brought up in north-west Kent, where the Woolworths books are set, and was once a Woolworths girl herself. In addition to the Woolworths novels, she is also the author of a festive ebook short, Carols at Woolworths, featuring your favourite characters from the series.

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Norway, Fifteen-year-old Signy Odegard is sent with her sister and village friends to the summer pastures. As milk maids, they will protect the herd and produce the dairy that will sustain the farm through the winter months. But miles from home and away from the safety of their families, threats begin to lurk in friendly faces. She lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a treehouse overlooking the Downs. December, Free-spirited and untethered, Bo Loxley and Zac Elliott live a life of wanderlust most people can only dream of. Having booked to spend Christmas in the fjords of Norway, they set up home in a ramshackle farm owned by taciturn local guide Anders and his fierce grandmother, Signy, who are reluctant neighbours in the off-season period.

But the camera can lie. With every post, the perfect life he and Bo are portraying is diverging from the truth as their relationship comes under strain. TV producer Carrie is at the top of her game, working with her star screenwriter husband Adrian. Together they are the golden couple of TV. The Girlfriend is the most marvellous psychological thriller. Every character is layered and beautifully twisted. Makes me consider running background checks on any potential spouses my children bring home! Carrie hates the idea of leaving her dream job. Her temp cover, Emma, is bright and driven.

Everyone adores her. What does she really want? After all, Emma is perfect. While Emma charms those around her, Carrie feels increasingly isolated. But when she sets out to discover the truth, she will learn more about Emma than she ever could have imagined.

The Temp is a twisting thriller about ambition, deception and betrayal by Michelle Frances, the number one bestselling author of The Girlfriend. Michelle has worked in television drama as a producer and script editor for fifteen years, both for the independent sector and the BBC. The Temp is her second novel, following The Girlfriend.

His Soho Open snooker tournament is about to kick off at his club. He might even have fallen in love. But then Frankie finds himself being blackmailed by a face from his past. They want him to steal something worth millions. Enough to get him killed. Or banged up for life if he says no. Away from snooker, Ronnie loves running, cooking and writing. Her name is Atlee Pine, the latest creation from bestselling author David Baldacci. She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground. She has endured real nightmares and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it.

And she got those long before she became an adult.

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Small towns, impossibly long distances in between isolation like most on the East Coast have never experienced, and an environment where anything can and does happen. Working with the locals who respect and also sometimes fear her, and have never really been allowed to know her, Atlee Pine turns her vast investigative skills and unmatched drive to find out the truth. Along the way she will revisit painful memories of her own, come to grips with who she is and who she might one day aspire to be.

But in the end, she will have to confront not only a new monster, but also the old one of her nightmares. With over million copies in print, his books are published in over 80 territories and 45 languages, and have been adapted for both feature-film and television. He has established links to government sources, giving his books added authenticity.

Trust him to take you to the action. For Cora Stubbs and her younger siblings this means being evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. However, Cora is a fighter and she strives to carve a new life for herself and her siblings. Time passes, and in the midst of grief and loss she falls in love, but what other tragedies lie around the corner? As womanhood beckons, can Cora ever escape her troubled past and the lost love who continues to haunt her dreams and cast shadows over her days? Rita Bradshaw was born in Northamptonshire, where she lives today.

As a committed Christian and passionate animal lover her life is busy, but she loves walking her dogs, reading, eating out and visiting the cinema and theatre, as well as being involved in her church and animal welfare. A corrupt countess. A spy in danger. And an assassin at large. Peace talks are always tricky, especially when a key diplomat gets stabbed.

This rudely interrupts a topsecret summit between the warring dragons and Fae. As a neutral party, Librarian-spy Irene is summoned to investigate. She must head to a version of s Paris, with her detective friend Vale, where these talks are fracturing. Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters!

Suspicions fly thick and fast and Irene soon finds herself in the seedy depths of the Parisian underworld. Luckily, she can call on her ex-assistant Kai for assistance. However, the evidence against the Countess is circumstantial. But could the killer really be a member of the Library itself? Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications and has wielded this in an assortment of jobs: clinical coder, data analyst and classifications specialist.

Although The Invisible Library was her debut novel, she previously worked as a freelance roleplaying game writer. Wynford House is empty. Its owner, Charles Redmain, a rich businessman, is absent. He lives in the house with his treasured second wife, Butter, and their angelic-looking daughter, Grace. Wynford House is an exquisite moated Dorset jewel with roots stretching far back into history. Lulu Taylor moved around the world as a child before her family settled in the Oxfordshire countryside. She studied English at Oxford University and had a successful career in publishing before she became a writer.

She lives in Dorset with her husband and two children. She left Charles when she fell madly in love with a Turkish gardener. They had a secret wild affair but he was compelled to return to his homeland.


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Charles was repelled, not just for the betrayal but because he considered the man inferior, and he and Ingrid agreed to keep the reason for their separation a secret. Also in the grounds, in the old lodge, is Princess Xenia Razumovsky. She is regarded locally as a fruitcake. She is eighty-two but magnificent, never seen without pearls and a perfect coiffure, and has been festering with bitterness since the Redmain family bought the house that her parents once owned.

Rumours are swirling about the state of the Redmain marriage. Some say the beautiful Butter is unfaithful and her jealous husband is suspicious; others say Charles is already bewitched by a mysterious new woman, but no one knows for sure. The princess knows that something is going on in Wynford House. She has seen interesting comings and goings, and she is watching.

Others are aware of the tensions and troubles in Wynford House. They too are watching. A miscarriage of justice could have deadly consequences in It Should Have Been Me, a gripping psychological thriller from author Susan Wilkins. DC Jo Boden is an unlikely police officer. Her privileged childhood was turned upside down when her beloved older sister was brutally murdered at university. The trauma tore her family apart once.

Documentary-maker Bryony Rowe knew Sarah Boden at university. Now her killer is up for release, but Bryony has cause to think the murderer might be innocent. In pursuit of the truth, Jo unearths some long-buried secrets. After a degree in law and a stint as a journalist, Susan Wilkins embarked on a career in television drama. But she escapes the dreariness of everyday life with her favourite TV show, Beauchamp Hall, an English period drama. From a tender age, Flora felt unloved and unwanted by her parents.

They decide the best way to restore their broken child is to send her away to boarding school. But Flora has other ideas. When a local businessman pays close attention to her, she falls for his advances. Will he be able to provide the escape she so dreams of from her dire life? With the Great War looming, and families being torn apart, what will the future have in store for Pru and Flora?

Over time, she developed a natural empathy with the less fortunate and is fascinated by social history. Mary raised four children and has numerous grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid reader, she first put pen to paper in , and is now a full-time novelist. Depressed when his daughter emigrates to Australia two weeks after the funeral, and that his son rarely visits or calls, Frank believes he is destined for a bleak and lonely future. Wracked with guilt, because he had been dreaming that he was with his wife, Frank is sure that Irena is just being kind when she confesses that she is developing feelings for him.

From the back streets of Manchester to the nightclubs and penthouses of the beautiful people, Mandasue Heller, author of the top ten bestseller Run, knows the world she writes. Born in Warrington, she moved to Manchester in the s, where she found the inspiration for her novels. She spent ten years living in the infamous Hulme Crescents and was a professional singer for many years before turning her hand to writing. She has three children and three grandchildren, and still writes and records songs with her musician partner, Wingrove, between books.

The Good Sister Morgan Jones A young woman leaves her life in London behind, to fight for the only cause she truly believes in. If you had the chance to escape from your life and, better still, fight for a cause you believe in, would you take it? At seventeen, disenfranchized with her life in London, with a mother too sick to care for her and a father too broken to, Sofia Mounir packs her bags and heads to the only place that makes sense: Raqqa.

A place where she can be part of something greater than herself. Where she can help build a new society from the ground up.

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The Good Sister is his first novel writing as Morgan Jones. He lives in London with his wife and two children. The collection will be the basis for a trilogy of international films, directed by Daniel Alfredson and starring Ben Kingsley and Gemma Chan. His Van Veeteren series is published in over twenty-five countries and has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. His books have sold over 65 million copies worldwide. He lives in Rome. The Inspector Montalbano series, which began with The Shape of Water, has been translated into thirty-two languages and was adapted for Italian television, screened on BBC4.

In addition to his phenomenally successful Inspector Montalbano series, he is also the author of the historical comic mysteries Hunting Season and The Brewer of Preston. Several years ago, your husband, and the father of your young son, disappeared. One morning, the phone rings. Of course you have. But nothing has prepared you for the reality. Even worse, he seems to know about something very bad you once did, something no one else could possibly know about. Could they? From Melanie Raabe, the author of The Trap, The Stranger Upstairs is another dazzling, dizzying psychological thriller guaranteed to keep you guessing until the very last page.

Melanie Raabe grew up in Thuringia, Germany. After graduating from university, she moved to Cologne where she worked as a journalist by day while secretly writing books at night. The Trap, her debut novel, was a bestseller in Germany and sold all around the world. My father called me Birdie; he said I was his little bird. Edward called me his muse, his destiny. I am remembered as a thief, an imposter, a girl who rose above her station, who was not chaste.

My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. Kate Morton grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and now lives with her family in London. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, specializing in nineteenth-century tragedy and contemporary gothic novels. Kate has sold over 10 million copies of her novels in thirty-two languages, across thirty-nine countries. Summer, A group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Oxfordshire.

Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets? It is a book haunted by beautiful ghosts and long-kept secrets, for every visitor to Birchwood perceives a trace of what was lost in the house, together with the consolations of enduring love.

And, flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside of time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold. Vienna, Lucius is a twenty-two-year-old medical student when World War One explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organized field hospital.

But when he arrives, at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single, mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal, makeshift medicine.

Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient and nurse forever. From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history, and, finally, of the mistakes we make, and the precious opportunities to atone.

His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and adapted for opera and theatre. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, where he teaches courses in the humanities and medicine. He lives in the Bay Area with his family.

The Winter Soldier is his third novel. July By the time the police track down the subject of the letter, he is already dead. His Van Veeteren series is published in over twentyfive countries and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The People in the Trees Hanya Yanagihara The brilliant and strikingly original first novel by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon that is A Little Life. In , Norton Perina, a young American doctor, joins an anthropological expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a rumoured lost tribe.

There he encounters a strange group of jungle-dwellers who appear to have attained a form of immortality that preserves the body but not the mind. Perina uncovers their secret and returns with it to America, where he soon finds great success. But his discovery has come at a terrible cost, not only for the islanders, but for Perina himself. You told each other everything.