After his mother, the beloved Rebel Queen, is betrayed and murdered by her own faithless lords, young Maric becomes the leader of a rebel army attempting to free his nation from the control of a foreign tyrant. His countrymen live in fear; his commanders consider him untested; and his only allies are Loghain, a brash young outlaw who saved his life, and Rowan, the beautiful warrior maiden promised to him since birth. Surrounded by spies and traitors, Maric must find a way to not only survive but achieve his ultimate destiny: Fereldens freedom and the return of his line to the stolen throne.
©2009 Electronic Arts, Inc. (P)2010 Tantor
Discover #1 New York Times bestselling Patrick Rothfuss epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss. (Lin-Manuel Miranda) Hes bloody good, this Rothfuss guy. (George R. R. Martin) Rothfuss has real talent. (Terry Brooks) Over 1 Million Copies Sold! Day One: The Name of the Wind My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me. So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature - the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one mans search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend. Praise for The Kingkiller Chronicle: The best epic fantasy I read last year.... Hes bloody good, this Rothfuss guy. (George R. R. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire) Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous. (Terry Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of Shannara) "It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing...with true music in the words." (Ursula K. Le Guin, award-winning author of Earthsea) "The characters are real and the magic is true. (Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author of Assassins Apprentice) "Masterful.... There is a beauty to Pat's writing that defies description." (Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of Mistborn)
©2007 by Patrick Rothfuss. (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Ive got a big....ego and an even bigger bank account. Thats pretty much where my bio ends. Honestly, I dont need to say anything else. Ive just sold 99 percent of women on going home with me.
Do I sound like a jerk to you? Thats because I am.
And guess what? It works for me just fine.
Or at least it did. Until I met her.
Books talk about sparks flying. Screw that. With her, it was like emergency flares mixed with jet fuel. Or maybe just straight up napalm.
Only one problem. She wouldnt tell me her name or her number when she disappeared from the hotel room after the hottest night of my life.
Now Ive had a taste of the perfect woman - and I need it again.
So whats a jerk to do?
I took this problem to the street. A missed connection gone viral.
And when I find her? Im keeping her.
©2016 Meghan March, LLC (P)2019 Meghan March, LLC
The masterpiece that started Terry Goodkind's New York Times bestselling epic Sword of Truth In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher's forest sanctuary seeking help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In a dark age it takes courage to live, and more than mere courage to challenge those who hold dominion, Richard and Kahlan must take up that challenge or become the next victims. Beyond awaits a bewitching land where even the best of their hearts could betray them. Yet, Richard fears nothing so much as what secrets his sword might reveal about his own soul. Falling in love would destroy them - for reasons Richard can't imagine and Kahlan dare not say. In their darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by treachery and loss, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword - to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed...or that their time has run out. Wizard's First Rule is the beginning. One book. One Rule. Witness the birth of a legend.
©1994 by Terry Goodkind. (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
From "a new master storyteller" comes the beginning of an epic fantasy saga of blood, honor, and destiny.... The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order. Vaelins father was Battle Lord to King Janus, ruler of the unified realm. Vaelins rage at being deprived of his birthright and dropped at the doorstep of the Sixth Order like a foundling knows no bounds. He cherishes the memory of his mother, and what he will come to learn of her at the Order will confound him. His father, too, has motives that Vaelin will come to understand. But one truth overpowers all the rest: Vaelin Al Sorna is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the realm, but the world.
©2013 Anthony Ryan (P)2013 Penguin Audio
Robin Hood: The Legend Begins Anew For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting. Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne of Elfael, has abandoned his father's kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in a primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him - for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Stephen R. Lawhead conjures up an ancient past and holds a mirror to contemporary realities. Prepare yourself for an epic tale that dares to shatter everything you thought you knew about Robin Hood.
©2007 Stephen Lawhead (P)2021 Thomas Nelson
For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records-obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for one of his son's unfinished Boy Scout badges. For seven Saturdays Quinn does yardwork for Ona Vitkus, the spry 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn soon discovers that the boy had talked Ona into gunning for the world record for oldest licensed driver. Despite himself, Quinn picks up where the boy left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood.
©2016 Monica Wood (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
It was a game, now it's his life. The Sky Realms Online Books 1-3 Bundle is 30+ hours of epic LitRPG adventure set in a virtual world where anything can happen... maybe even death. Hall had played the VRMMORPG, Sky Realms Online, since beta. During one gaming session, a freak accident traps Hall and other players in the game. They awaken to find out their bodies are comatose and they have been downloaded fully into the virtual world. Even worse, the rules have changed, they've been forced back to level 1, and permadeath might be possible. Join Hall and his growing circle of friends and enemies, both Players and NPCs, as they discover that Sky Realms Online is not the same game they knew. New lands, new foes, and new mysteries. Grayhold (Book 1): Hall finds himself trapped in the game world, but not the game that he remembered. Things have changed. Hall gets his first quests, meets his first friends, and finds what could be his future home. Silverpeak (Book 2): Now the Lord of a ruined village, Hall takes his first steps toward turning Skara Brae into a real village. A journey to the city of Silver Peak Keep involves Hall and friends in a war between guilds. Axestorm (Book 3): Skara Brae is growing and it's time to take the next step. Hall and companions journey to the Dwarf fortress of Axestorm Hall in search of an airship. There they encounter more mysteries and another Player, Iron, who is working to conqueror the entire island of Huntley. Grab this special edition box set today and dive headfirst into the action-packed world of Sky Realms Online. It's a LitRPG saga perfect for fans of J.A. Hunter, Dakota Krout, and Edward Brody.
©2019 Aethon Books (P)2020 Aethon Audio
Can love really be found when you stop looking for it? As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, shes ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after. But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas - a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict Hedgehog Hollow - her life is about to change forever. Glad to have a distraction from family feuds and match-making, Sam vows to fulfill Thomas and his wife Gwendoline's dreams of restoring Hedgehog Hollow to its former glory and to open a hedgehog rescue centre. Throwing herself into the task at hand, little does Sam realise that the keys to love and happiness may also be found at Hedgehog Hollow, when she least expects it. Escape to Hedgehog Hollow this summer with top 10 best seller Jessica Redland for the perfect uplifting, feel-good listen.
©2020 Jessica Redland (P)2020 Boldwood
A poignant, uplifting, brilliantly insightful story of one woman's end-of-life reckoning with her past, her lost daughter, and herself, for fans of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Still Alice, and Elizabeth Is Missing. When her husband left her with a baby, a toddler, and a fledgling business, Francesca managed - she wasn't always gentle or patient, but the business thrived and Chris and Angelina had food to eat. At nearly 70, she feels she's earned a peaceful retirement. But when a massive stroke leaves her voiceless, partially paralyzed, and wholly reliant on the staff of an extended care facility, it seems her freedom is lost. However, Francesca is still clear-headed and sharp, and she knows one thing: She wants to live. She savors her view of a majestic chestnut tree through the hospital window and speaks in her mind to her beloved friend Anna, dead for two years. The daily tasks and dramas of the rotating crew of care aides tether her to the world: Young Lily, eager to fall in love and regularly falling apart when things don't work out; Michiko, with her spiky hair and tattoos and wicked sense of humor; Molly, endlessly kind and skilled in her work; Blaire, cold and enigmatic. Amid the indignities of bed baths and a feeding tube, Francesca is surprised to experience flashes of hilarity and joy, even the blossoming of a new friendship with a fellow patient. But as she reflects to Anna on her dutiful son and her troubled and absent daughter, regrets and painful realizations rise to the surface. For the first time, there is nowhere for Francesca to hide from her own choices, and she must reckon with her past before it's too late. A Funny Kind of Paradise is a warm and insightful novel about one woman's opportunity for reinvention - for unconditional love, acceptance, and closure - in the unlikeliest of places.
©2021 Jo Owens (P)2021 Penguin Random House Canada
The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan - poet, diplomat, soldier - until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever. Meanwhile, in the north, the conquered Jaddites' most celebrated - and feared - military leader, Rodrigo Belmonte, driven into exile, leads his mercenary company south. In the dangerous lands of Al-Rassan, these two men from different worlds meet and serve - for a time - the same master. Sharing their interwoven fate - and increasingly torn by her feelings - is Jehane, the accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the brink of holy war, and beyond. Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, The Lions of Al-Rassan is both a brilliant adventure and a deeply compelling story of love, divided loyalties, and what happens to men and women when hardening beliefs begin to remake - or destroy - a world.
©1995 Guy Gavriel Kay (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
In a world dictated by probabilities, Clay was an anomaly.... Thousands of Heroes protect the land, defending against the periodic incursions by gigantic monsters known as World Threats. This was the way it had always been, and Clay Shuntwise was perfectly fine with that. Running deliveries for his familys shop in the sleepy town of Renton, the young teenager barely even thought about Heroes and their role in keeping the world safe. That was, at least, until the world came crashing down on him. Reborn into the brand new and unfamiliar form of a Dungeon Core, Clay struggles through learning more about Heroes and the dungeons they delve through to get stronger. According to the guide that was trying to help him understand his new life, however, because he was a former Hero, Clay should already know most of what he needed to succeed; all of the finer parts regarding the relationship between Heroes and dungeons, including information about probabilities and drop rates, should be common knowledge. The problem? Despite wishing that he had been that lucky in his past life, Clay had never been a Hero
but now, he might be forced to become one, though not quite in the way he ever expected. This book contains Dungeon Core, LitRPG, and GameLit elements including dungeon construction and defense, monster summoning, character progression, and a game-like interface. In addition, many of the probabilities the world is based upon are similar to Gacha-type mechanics. Contains no profanity, harems, or explicit sexual content.
©2020 Jonathan Brooks (P)2020 Jonathan Brooks
Angus Bjornson only ever wanted to do one thing: to continue crafting exquisite weapons and pieces of armor for his loyal customers. Unfortunately, after one accident too many that leaves the old blacksmith completely disabled, it would seem he has no other choice but to hang up his hammer. However, that would be underestimating the stubbornness of the self-made man. Fearing he's not going to stop until he ends up dead in his forge, Angus' children offer him a virtual rig that connects to Imperium Games' many universes. After choosing a fantasy-based world called Alterwelt, Angus - now known as Hephaestus - quickly learns that he can make use of his lifetime of experience by disabling the auto function and playing on manual. His skills allow him to create unique items that beat everything sold on the market. But Hephaestus has a long way to go before he can afford his own in-game forge. Moreover, he only ever learned to work with steel while here he has access to metals as strange and exotic as azuraneum, veridium, orichalcum....
©2020 Jared Mandani (P)2020 Tantor
Three very different women. Only one thing in common. But when their family patriarch dies and they must share his estate, the truths they discover will test them - and everything they think they know about each other. Beloved Georgia Judge Joseph Donaldson was known for his unshakable fairness, his hard-won fortune - and a scandalous second marriage to his much-younger White secretary. Now he's left a will with a stunning provision. In order to collect their inheritance, his lawyer daughter, Maya, her stepmother, Jeanie, and Jeanie's teen daughter, Ryder, must live together at the family lake house. Maya and Jeanie don't exactly get along, but they reluctantly agree to try an uneasy peace for as long as it takes.... But fragile ex-beauty queen Jeanie doesn't know who she is beyond being a judge's wife - and drinking away her insecurities has her in a dangerous downward spiral. Fed up with her mother's humiliating behavior, Ryder tries to become popular at school in all the wrong ways. And when Maya attempts to help, she puts her successful career and her shaky love life at risk. Now with trouble they didn't see coming - and secrets they can no longer hide - these women must somehow find the courage to admit their mistakes, see each other for who they really are - and slowly, perhaps even joyfully, discover everything they could be.
©2020 Sharina Harris (P)2020 Recorded Books
Charles' crazy wager paid off. After facing near annihilation, he managed to upend Nicos the warmonger and secure a new strip of land near the coast. With Tine growing steadily, he can now turn his attention to developing this new village and turning it into a new powerhouse. But as always, nothing ever goes as planned. For one, the borders of his new territory do not quite reach the water, so he cannot build a Seaport until he levels up his village. He cannot even access the resource tiles such as the fish, making this place completely depend on Tine for food. On top of that, Charles still needs to find a way to reinstate Tanders who's been chased away from Igithor by rival Henderson Aimes (with the help of the Silver Fools). One of the possible options is to recruit more Heroes to retake the guildhall, especially since his loyal wizard Alamander has yet to return from his secret leave. But to get access to those special units, he first needs to build a Hall of Heroes. And for that, he needs rare artifacts....
©2020 LitRPG Freaks (P)2021 Tantor
Their love of forbidden music brings them together, but it could be what tears them apart. Musical prodigy Levi Shetler hasnt touched a piano since he secretly played one many years ago. His strict Amish community forbids instruments or the singing of any music not in their approved songbook. Levi asks God often why music tempts him when playing an instrument isnt allowed in his world. One person knows Levis talents: Mary Hershberger, the girl who promised years ago to keep his secret. Mary comes from a more liberal district than Levi, but shes facing family troubles of her own. The mutual care for an aging Englischer, Adeline, reunites Mary and Levi as young adults. They realize that, despite their differences, they have a shared love of music - and a shared confusion about whether their talents are God-given gifts or temptations luring them into the Englisch world. The couple realizes they must compromise or part ways, but a tragic accident shakes their decision. Both Mary and Levi will need to reconcile what they love with what their hearts say is right. "Beth Wiseman has penned a poignant story of friendship, faith, and love that is sure to touch readers hearts." (Kathleen Fuller, author of the Middlefield Family novels) "Beth Wisemans Hearts in Harmony is a lyrical hymn. Mary and Levi are heartwarming, lovable characters who instantly feel like dear friends. Once readers open this book, they wont put it down until theyve reached the last page." (Amy Clipston, best-selling author of A Seat by the Hearth) Full length contemporary Amish romance: Includes discussion questions for book clubs Part of the Amish Journey series Book One: Hearts in Harmony Book Two: Listening to Love Book Three: A Beautiful Arrangement
©2019 Beth Wiseman (P)2019 Zondervan
"A writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation" (New York Times) concludes his mindbending trilogy. Webmind - the vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web - has proven its worth to humanity by aiding in everything from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the brass at the Pentagon see Webmind as a threat that needs to be eliminated. Caitlin Decter - the once-blind 16-year-old math genius who discovered, and bonded with, Webmind - wants desperately to protect her friend. And if she doesn't act, everything - Webmind included - may come crashing down. BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Robert J. Sawyer.
©2011 Robert J. Sawyer (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Please note: contains sensitive content. In this scripted Audible Original, wisecracking marine biologist and astronaut Bee Guerrero has signed up for the trip of a lifetime: a series of dives deep into the pitch-black waters of Saturns moon, Enceladus. Set in the near-future when global climate catastrophe has forced humans to search for solutions on new planets, The Sea in the Sky chronicles two astronauts journey, in what could be the final NASA-sponsored mission to space. In their search for life, Bee and Ty navigate uncharted waters, take on incredible risks and confront difficult truths about themselves. What will they find at the bottom of it all? At times epic and intimate, laugh-out-loud funny and achingly soulful, The Sea in the Sky plumbs the depths of science and faith, triumph and failure. The Audible Original drama is told via daily "dispatches" sent from the space shuttle back to Earth, together with original music and sound design, a never-before-heard space rap, and a full cast of actors. Dive into a world you need to hear to believe. This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 12 episodes to your Library now. Note: this title contains fully immersive sound design and original composition. In order to enjoy the highest quality audio listening experience, please use headphones. If you choose to download this title, make sure its set to High in your settings.
©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC
Frank Bois is 43 years old and 43 inches tall, but his yearnings are as wide and deep as the night sky he contemplates from his rooftop in Cork, Ireland. The Dork of Cork is his story, a fictional autobiography that captures the emotions of the listener from its provocative opening line to its surprising, but touching, ending. With intelligence and vision that rise far above his diminutive size, Frank shares his engaging meditations on beauty: in the stars, in lovely and unattainable women, and even in mathematics.
©1993 Chet Raymo (P)1995 Recorded Books
An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time. The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide - for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul. A beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and insists that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of Engelthal who nursed him back to health. As she spins their tale in Scheherazade fashion and relates equally mesmerizing stories of deathless love in Japan, Iceland, Italy, and England, he finds himself drawn back to life - and, finally, in love. He is released into Marianne's care and takes up residence in her huge stone house. But all is not well. For one thing, the pull of his past sins becomes ever more powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever more addictive. For another, Marianne receives word from God that she has only 27 sculptures left to complete - and her time on earth will be finished. Already an international literary sensation, The Gargoyle is an Inferno for our time. It will have you believing in the impossible.
©2008 Andrew Davidson (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
The "wonderfully talented" (Dwight Garner, New York Times) author of Mislaid returns with a fierce and audaciously funny novel of families - both the ones we're born into and the ones we create, a story of obsession, idealism, and ownership centered around a young woman who inherits her late bohemian father's childhood home. Recent business school graduate Penny Baker has rebelled against her family her whole life - by being the conventional one. Her mother, Amalia, was a member of a South American tribe called the Kogi; her much older father, Norm, long ago attained cultlike deity status among a certain cohort of aging hippies while operating a psychedelic "healing center". And she's never felt particularly close to her much older half-brothers from Norm's previous marriage - one wickedly charming and obscenely rich (but mostly just wicked), one a photographer on a distant tropical island. But all that changes when her father dies, and Penny inherits his childhood home in New Jersey. She goes to investigate the property and finds it not overgrown and abandoned, but rather occupied by a group of friendly anarchist squatters whom she finds unexpectedly charming and who have renamed the property "Nicotine". The Nicotine residents (united in defense of smokers' rights) possess the type of passion and fervor Penny feels she's desperately lacking, and the other squatter houses in the neighborhood provide a sense of community she has never felt before. She soon moves into a nearby residence, becoming enmeshed in the political fervor and commitment of her fellow squatters. As the Baker family's lives begin to converge around the fate of the house now called Nicotine, Penny grows ever bolder and more desperate to protect it - and its residents - until a fateful night when a reckless confrontation between her old family and her new one changes everything. Nell Zink exquisitely captures the clash between baby boomer idealism and millennial pragmatism, between the have-nots and want-mores, in a riotous yet tender novel that brilliantly encapsulates our time.
©2016 Nell Zink (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
New York Times Best Seller Oprahs Book Club Pick Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions. Strout managed to make me love this strange woman Id never met, who I knew nothing about. What a terrific writer she is. (Zadie Smith, The Guardian) Just as wonderful as the original...Olive, Again poignantly reminds us that empathy, a requirement for love, helps make life not unhappy. (NPR) Named one of The Ten Best Books of the Year People and one of The Best Books of the Year by: Time Vogue The Washington Post Chicago Tribune Vanity Fair Entertainment Weekly BuzzFeed Esquire Real Simple Good Housekeeping The New York Public Library The Guardian Evening Standard Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly BookPage Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is a compelling life force (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout animates the ordinary with an astonishing force, and she has never done so more clearly than in this book, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire us - in Strouts words - to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can. Praise for Olive, Again: Olive is a brilliant creation not only because of her eternal cantankerousness but because shes as brutally candid with herself about her shortcomings as she is with others. Her honesty makes people strangely willing to confide in her, and the raw power of Ms. Strouts writing comes from these unvarnished exchanges, in which characters reveal themselves in all of their sadness and badness and confusion.... The great, terrible mess of living is spilled out across the pages of this moving book. Ms. Strout may not have any answers for it, but she isnt afraid of it either. (The Wall Street Journal)
©2019 Elizabeth Strout (P)2019 Random House Audio
'Tis the season for finding romance in this hilarious and uplifting holiday listen. When it comes to relationships, 34-year-old Kate Turner is ready to say "Bah, humbug". The sleepy town of Blexford, England, isn't exactly brimming with prospects, and anyway, Kate's found fulfillment in her career as a designer and in her delicious side job baking for her old friend Matt's neighborhood café. But then her best friend signs her up for a dating agency that promises to help singles find love before the holidays. Twenty-three days until Christmas. Twelve dates with 12 different men. The odds must finally be in her favor...right? Yet with each new date more disastrous than the one before - and the whole town keeping tabs on her misadventures - Kate must remind herself that sometimes love, like mistletoe, shows up where it's least expected. And maybe, just maybe, it's been right under her nose all along.... This audiobook includes a PDF of recipes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Jenny Bayliss (P)2020 Penguin Audio
The greatest conflict the galaxy has ever known.... They were the Savages. Raiders from our distant past. Elites who left Earth to create tailor-made utopias aboard the massive lighthuggers that crawled through the darkness between the stars. But the people they left behind on a dying planet didn't perish in the dystopian nightmare the Savages had themselves created: they thrived, discovering faster-than-light technology and using it to colonize the galaxy ahead of the Savages, forming fantastic new civilizations that surpassed the wildest dreams of Old Earth. Until the Savages came in from the Darkness.... When a Savage hulk lands on glittering New Vega, one of the crown jewels of the post-Earth galaxy, a coalition of planetary governments amasses their forces to respond to the post-human Savage Marines who've come to sack and enslave. But what the coalition forces find is something far more sinister than the typical Savage hit-and-run: this time, the Savages have come to stay. Witness the intense beginning of The Savage Wars, the epic conflict, built into the lore of Galaxy's Edge, that will encompass over a thousand years of brutal fighting. Only the greatest military force in the galaxy can bring this war to an end...and the galaxy will never again be the same. Experience the beginning of the Legion. Experience the Savage Wars. Featuring an unforgettable performance by Stephen Lang (Avatar, Gods & Generals), Jason Anspach and Nick Cole explore the thrilling, desperate, and brutal war that forever shapes the galaxy....
©2019 Galaxy's Edge, LLC (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself - shadowed and luminous at once - we hear the story of 14-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey - through facts, recollection, and imagination - that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.
©2018 Michael Ondaatje (P)2018 Penguin Random House Canada
Winner Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction 2012Long listed for the Mann Booker Prize 2011Women are dying in their millions. Some blame scientists, some see the hand of God, some see human arrogance reaping the punishment it deserves. Jessie Lamb is an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times: As her world collapses, her idealism and courage drive her towards the ultimate act of heroism. If the human race is to survive, its up to her. But is Jessie heroic? Or is she, as her father fears, impressionable, innocent, and incapable of understanding where her actions will lead?
©2012 Jane Rogers (P)2012 Oakhill Publishing
In a world where everyone has something to say, Malchus Hemmings is silent. His alcoholic father has no patience for his mute son and throws Malchus out. The lad adapts to life on the streets of 19th-century Philadelphia - and survives by scrounging and begging...and neither seeks nor welcomes companionship.
That is...until he stumbles into the crude living quarters of two orphan boys during a storm. When he is offered a bed for the night, the young Hemmings is drawn to the charismatic "Darby", who is two years older and takes his inability to speak in stride. Jim, a sullen 10-year-old, grudgingly accepts the newcomer into their partnership.
Life is a series of ups and downs as Hemmings learns the art of thievery from his companions. He suffers abuse from street urchins, murderous gang leaders, and his own father, who seems to lurk in every shadow. Malchus longs to know God, but when the chilling hand of death strikes a severe blow, his fragile faith falters. With both his soul and life on the line, Malchus at last reaches out in desperation.
©2015 Rosway Press (P)2018 Rosway Audio
Vincent Appleton smiles at his daughters, raises a gun, and blows off his head. For the Appleton sisters, life had unraveled many times before. This time it explodes. Eight-year-old Hariet, known to all as Ari, is dispatched to Cape Breton and her Aunt Mary, who is purported to eat little girls. With Ari on the journey is her steadfast companion, Jasper, an imaginary seahorse. But when they arrive in Pleasant Cove, they instead find refuge with Mary and her partner Nia. As the tumultuous '60s ramp up in Toronto, Ari is torn from her aunts and forced back to her twisted mother and fractured sisters. Her new stepfather Len and his family offer hope, but as Ari grows to adore them, she's severed violently from them too, when her mother moves in with the brutal Dick Irwin. Through the sexual revolution and drug culture of the 1960s, Ari struggles with her father's legacy and her mother's addictions - testing limits with substances that numb and men who show her kindness. She spins through a chaotic decade of loss and love, the devilish and divine, with wit, tenacity, and the astonishing balance unique to seahorses. The Clay Girl is a beautiful tour de force that traces the story of a child, sculpted by kindness, cruelty, and the extraordinary power of imagination, and her families - the one she's born in to, and the one she creates.
©2016 Heather Tucker (P)2016 Recorded Books
Carley has given up chasing her dreams. Now, her dreams are chasing her. Carley Marek experiences culture shock when she visits her friend Lillian's family on their farm deep in Amish country. She'll get an article out of the visit - and maybe some of Lillian's newfound peace will somehow rub off on her. Just when Carley is getting used to the quiet nature of the Plain community, Lillian and Samuel's son falls ill. But the local doctor who can offer the most help has been shunned by the community and forbidden to intervene. As David's condition deteriorates, Dr. Noah determines to do whatever it takes to save the boy's life. Carley is caught in the middle - drawn to Noah, wanting to be helpful in the crisis - and confused by all their talk about a God she neither knows nor trusts. Carley must decide what in life is worth pursuing...and what to do when she's pursued by a love she never expected.
©2009 Beth Wiseman (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
The anticipated conclusion to the Final Harris Brother duet. To dominate ones heart is to truly be free. After the harrowing attack against Gareth and Sloan, there are more than just physical wounds that must be healed. Recovering and moving on from their dark pasts is the only way they can truly find their bright futures. Who will surrender? And who will dominate?
©2018 Amy Daws (P)2018 Amy Daws
It's 2040. After decades of research, scientists of the European Union believe that they have at last conquered humankind's most pernicious foe: old age. For the first time, technology holds out the promise of not merely slowing the aging process but actually reversing it. The first subject for treatment is 78-year-old philanthropist Jeff Baker. After 18 months in a rejuvenation tank, Jeff emerges looking like a 20-year-old. And the change is more than skin deep. From his hair cells down to his DNA, Jeff is 20 - with a breadth of life experience. But while possessing the wisdom of a septuagenarian at age 20 is one thing, raging testosterone is another, as Jeff soon discovers. Suddenly his oldest friends seem, well, old. Jeff's trophy wife looks better than she ever did. His teenage son, Tim, is more like a younger brother. And Tim's nubile girlfriend is a conquest too tempting to resist. Jeff's rejuvenated libido wreaks havoc on the lives of his friends and family, straining his relationship with Tim to the breaking point. It's as if youth is a drug, and Jeff is wasted on it. But if so, it's an addiction he has no interest in kicking.
©2002 Peter F. Hamilton (P)2016 Tantor
Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer - a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away. The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labeling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competition is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life. And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life.
©2016 Ada Palmer (P)2016 Recorded Books
It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind. The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the first Reverend Mother. The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats
and hiding an unbelievable secret. The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of dangerous technology, is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path. In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Sisterhood of Dune, every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever.
©2011 Herbert Properties LLC (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
A grouchy mountaineer, a Hollywood starlet, and miles of untamed wilderness.... What could possibly go wrong? Former Hollywood darling River Lane's acting career is tanking fast. Determined to start fresh behind the camera, she agrees to film a documentary about the picturesque small town of Moose Springs, Alaska. The assignment should have been easy, but the quirky locals want nothing to do with River. Well, too bad: River's going to make this film and prove herself, no matter what it takes. Or what (literal) mountain she has to climb. Easton Lockett may be a gentle giant, but he knows a thing or two about survival. If he can keep everyone in line, he should be able to get River and her crew up and down Mount Veil in one piece. Turns out that's a big if. The wildlife's wilder than usual, the camera crew's determined to wander off a cliff, and the gorgeous actress is fearless. Falling for River only makes Easton's job tougher, but there's only so long he can hold out against her brilliant smile. When bad weather strikes, putting everyone at risk, it'll take all of Easton's skill to get them back home safely...and convince River she should stay in his arms for good.
©2021 Sarah Morgenthaler (P)2021 Tantor
Une photographe du Herald Tribune part réaliser un reportage sur la région du Témiscamingue, dont les forêts ont été ravagées par de gigantesques incendies au début du XXe siècle. Elle y trouve une communauté de marginaux fantasques et solitaires, dont Tom et Charlie, deux vieillards qui ont survécu à l'incendie et vivent en ermites au fond des bois. D'abord méfiants puis déterminés à aider la photographe dans son enquête, les deux hommes voient leur quotidien chamboulé. Et, soudain, lorsqu'arrive Marie-Desneige, octogénaire énigmatique tout juste échappée de sa maison de retraite, la vie, puis contre toute attente l'amour, reprend peu à peu ses droits. Superbe récit, lumineux et tendre, Il pleuvait des oiseaux nous entraîne au plus profond des forêts, là où le mot liberté prend tout son sens, et l'émotion, brute et vive, jaillit à chaque page.
©2011 Jocelyne Saucier (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
A Locus Award finalist! "Bardugos latest is a must-listen, introducing a haunting, Yale-based occult world populated with gloriously complicated characters.... A win-win-win, honestly." (Paste, best audiobooks of 2019) From number one New York Times best-selling author Leigh Bardugo comes a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite. This program includes a bonus conversation with the author. Galaxy "Alex" Stern is the most unlikely member of Yales freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age 20, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say shes thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the worlds most prestigious universities on a full ride. Whats the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yales secret societies. Their eight windowless "tombs" are the well-known haunts of the rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Streets biggest players. But their occult activities are more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. They tamper with forbidden magic. They raise the dead. And, sometimes, they prey on the living. Ninth House is the long-awaited adult debut by the beloved author of Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows. Leigh Bardugo will take her place alongside Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness as one of the finest practitioners of literary fantasy writing today. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books "Ninth House is the best fantasy novel Ive read in years, because its about real people. Bardugos imaginative reach is brilliant, and this story - full of shocks and twists - is impossible to put down." (Stephen King) "Ninth House is one of the best fantasy novels Ive read in years. This book is brilliant, funny, raw and utterly magnificent - it's a portal to a world youll never want to leave." (Lev Grossman, New York Times best-selling author of The Magicians) "In this mesmerizing novel, Leigh Bardugo introduces us to Alex, a high-school dropout who gets a free ride to Yale because of a unique talent. Bardugo's New Haven is plausible and frightening, and I was one rapt reader." (Charlaine Harris, best-selling author of the True Blood series)
©2019 Leigh Bardugo (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm. Nominated as one of Americas best-loved novels by PBSs The Great American Read [Michael] Crichtons dinosaurs are genuinely frightening. - Chicago Sun-Times An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankinds most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price. Until something goes wrong... In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller. Praise for Jurassic Park Wonderful... powerful. - The Washington Post Book World Frighteningly real...compelling... Itll keep you riveted. - The Detroit News Full of suspense. - The New York Times Book Review
©1990 Michael Crichton and © 2014 by Dinosaur Holdings LLC. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
A mythmaker of the highest order, China Miéville has emblazoned the fantasy novel with fresh language, startling images, and stunning originality. Set in the same sprawling world of Miéville's Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel, Perdido Street Station, this latest epic introduces a whole new cast of intriguing characters and dazzling creations. Aboard a vast seafaring vessel, a band of prisoners and slaves, their bodies remade into grotesque biological oddities, is being transported to the fledgling colony of New Crobuzon. But the journey is not theirs alone. They are joined by a handful of travelers, each with a reason for fleeing the city. Among them is Bellis Coldwine, a renowned linguist whose services as an interpreter grant her passage - and escape from horrific punishment. For she is linked to Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin, the brilliant renegade scientist who has unwittingly unleashed a nightmare upon New Crobuzon. For Bellis, the plan is clear: live among the new frontiersmen of the colony until it is safe to return home. But when the ship is besieged by pirates on the Swollen Ocean, the senior officers are summarily executed. The surviving passengers are brought to Armada, a city constructed from the hulls of pirated ships, a floating, landless mass ruled by the bizarre duality called the Lovers. On Armada, everyone is given work, and even Remades live as equals to humans, Cactae, and Cray. Yet no one may ever leave. Lonely and embittered in her captivity, Bellis knows that to show dissent is a death sentence. Instead, she must furtively seek information about Armada's agenda. The answer lies in the dark, amorphous shapes that float undetected miles below the waters - terrifying entities with a singular, chilling mission.... China Miéville is a writer for a new era - and The Scar is a luminous, brilliantly imagined novel that is nothing short of spectacular.
©2002 China Mieville (P)2014 Random House Audio
Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku in this audio original set in a galaxy far, far away.... Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lords past begins to come to light. Dookus life began as one of privilege - born within the stony walls of his familys estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon, his Jedi abilities are recognized, and he is taken from his home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda. As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a Padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn - and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced. Caught between the world of the Jedi, the ancient responsibilities of his lost home, and the alluring power of the relics, Dooku struggles to stay in the light - even as the darkness begins to fall. Narrated by a full cast: Orlagh Cassidy as Asajj Ventress Euan Morton as Dooku Pete Bradbury as Gretz Droom Jonathan Davis as Qui-Gon Jinn Neil Hellegers as Ramil Sean Kenin as Sifo-Dyas January LaVoy as Jor Aerith Saskia Maarleveld as Jenza Carol Monda as Lene Kostana Robert Petkoff as Ky Narec Rebecca Soler as Yula Braylon and Marc Thompson as Yoda
©2019 Cavan Scott (P)2019 Random House Audio
A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming audiobook about one 14-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At 14, she roams the woods along the Northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous. Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father. Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: Her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. The listener tracks Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage and watches, heart in throat, as she struggles to become her own hero - and, in the process, becomes ours as well. Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving book that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.
©2017 Gabriel Tallent (P)2017 Penguin Audio
Three women - two sisters and their aunt - and the cliff house on the Northern California coast that served as a beacon to them all.... After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with their aunt Stella in the beautiful and welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. They never knew all the dreams that Stella sacrificed to ensure they had everything theyd ever need. Now, with Daisy and Bea grown, its time for Stella to reveal the secret shes been keeping from them - a secret that will change their family forever. Bea thought shed sown all her wild oats when she got pregnant far too young. The marriage that followed was rocky and not destined to last, but it gave Bea her wonderful, mature, now 11-year-old daughter, Marisol. But just as shes beginning to pursue a new love with an old friend, Beas ex-husband resurfaces and turns their lives completely upside down. Then theres Daisy - sensible, rational, financially prudent Daisy. Shes never taken a risk in her life - until she meets a man who makes her question everything she thought she knew about life, love, and the power of taking chances. In this heartwarming story, Stella, Bea, and Daisy will discover that the path to true happiness is filled with twists and turns, but love always leads them back home. Don't miss Thayne's next release, The Path to Sunshine Cove: three love stories in one with the emotional pull of Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky, and Susan Wiggs!
©2019 RaeAnne Thayne (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
From New York Times best-selling author Corinne Michaels comes a new emotional and riveting standalone love story. One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace. No names. No promises. Just two broken people, desperate to quiet their pain and grief. In the morning, she was gone and had taken my solace with her. I left for the military that day, vowing never to return to Pennsylvania. When my father dies, Im forced to go home to bury him. At least I'll finally be rid of his farm, which is grown over and tangled with memories I've fought to forget. And thats when I find her. Shes even more beautiful than I remember and has the most adorable kid Ive ever seen. Years have passed, but my feelings are the same, and this time I refuse to let her go. They say you can't bury the past, and they're right. Because when long-ago secrets are exposed, rocking us both to the core, I have no choice but to watch her walk away again....
©2020 Corinne Michaels (P)2020 Corinne Michaels
USA Today best-selling author Claudia Burgoa presents a heartwarming, sexy romance about second chances and starting over. After a week off the grid, I finally get reception and the first voicemail I hear stuns me. Youre summoned to Bakers Creek by the late William Tower Aldridge. Twelve Years. Its been twelve years since the last time I heard from the Aldridge family. That one voicemail changes everything - I need the money the late William offers. In exchange, I have to live eighteen months in Bakers Creek. Ive survived cancer, the jungle, and the plague. This should be easy compared to all that, right? Or so I think until...I see him. Confident, charismatic, bitter, sexy as hell, Doctor Hayes Benjamin Aldrige. My first love, my first kiss - my late husbands brother. He hates me. He still hasnt forgiven me for walking out on him, and I cant blame him. Its been over ten years, and I still have feelings for him. But I faked it once and I can fake it twice. I can survive eighteen months and thatll be the last time I see the Aldridge brothers. Isnt it? The Bakers Creek Billionaire Brothers series is a romantic comedy saga packed with the perfect mix of angst, tears, and laughs. If you like strong heroines & alpha males, steamy romances and witty love stories, this series is for you!
©2020 Claudia Burgoa (P)2021 Claudia Burgoa
A smart, dark, and take-no-prisoners look at rape culture and the extremes to which ideology can go, The Red Word is a campus novel like no other. As her sophomore year begins, Karen enters into the back-to-school revelry - particularly at a fraternity called GBC. When she wakes up one morning on the lawn of Raghurst, a house of radical feminists, she gets a crash course in the state of feminist activism on campus. GBC is notorious, she learns, nicknamed "Gang Bang Central" and a prominent contributor to a list of date rapists compiled by female students. Despite continuing to party there and dating one of the brothers, Karen is equally seduced by the intellectual stimulation and indomitable spirit of the Raghurst women, who surprise her by wanting her as a housemate and recruiting her into the upper-level class of a charismatic feminist mythology scholar they all adore. As Karen finds herself caught between two increasingly polarized camps, ringleader housemate Dyann believes she has hit on the perfect way to expose and bring down the fraternity as a symbol of rape culture - but the war between the houses will exact a terrible price.
©2018 Sarah Henstra (P)2018 HighBridge Company
From New York Times and internationally best-selling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family - like thousands of other Japanese Americans - are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly 70 years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. Written with the same attention to historical detail and keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits, The Japanese Lover is a profoundly moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.
©2015 Isabel Allende (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
A luminous, powerful novel that establishes Rachel Cusk as one of the finest writers in the English language A man and a woman are seated next to each other on a plane. They get to talking - about their destination, their careers, their families. Grievances are aired, family tragedies discussed, marriages and divorces analyzed. An intimacy is established as two strangers contrast their own fictions about their lives. Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and stark, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinner and discourse. She goes swimming in the Ionian Sea with her neighbor from the plane. The people she encounters speak volubly about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss. Outline takes a hard look at the things that are hardest to speak about. It brilliantly captures conversations, investigates people's motivations for storytelling, and questions their ability to ever do so honestly or unselfishly. In doing so it bares the deepest impulses behind the craft of fiction writing. This is Rachel Cusk's finest work yet and one of the most startling, brilliant, original novels of recent years.
©2015 Rachel Cusk (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Le passé - tel qu'il était peut-être - fait surgir sur le miroir l'ombre d'un présent - différent de ce qu'il fut ? Un événement éditorial sans précédent. Une uvre hypnotique et troublante. Un roman d'aventures. Une histoire d'amour. Deux êtres unis par un pacte secret. Dans le monde bien réel de 1984 et dans celui dangereusement séduisant de 1Q84 va se nouer le destin de Tengo et d'Aomamé...
©2011 . Traduit du japonais par Hélène Morita, avec la collaboration de Yôko Miyamoto et (P)201 1
Captain Janeway of the USS Voyager tells the story of her life in Starfleet, for fans of Star Trek. Kathryn Janeway reveals her career in Starfleet, from her first command to her epic journey through the Delta Quadrant leading to her rise to the top as vice-admiral in Starfleet Command. Discover the story of the woman who travelled further than any human ever had before, stranded decades from home, encountering new worlds and species. Explore how she brought together Starfleet and the Maquis as part of her crew, forged new alliances with species across the galaxy and overcame one of Starfleet's greatest threats - the Borg - on their own remote and hostile territory. Get Janeway's personal take on key characters such as Seven of Nine, her trusted friend Tuvok, new arrivals like Neelix, and her second-in-command, Chakotay.
©2020 CBS Studios Inc (P)2021 Tantor
Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels - first love, love between parents and children - that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.
©2009 Nicholas Sparks (P)2009 Hachette
From the critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Sharon Kay Penman comes the story of the reign of King Baldwin IV and the Kingdom of Jerusalem's defense against Saladin's famous army. The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as Outremer, is the land far beyond the sea. Baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in the early 12th century, the kingdom defined an utterly new world, a land of blazing heat and a medley of cultures, a place where enemies were neighbors and neighbors became enemies. At the helm of this growing kingdom sits young Baldwin IV, an intelligent and courageous boy committed to the welfare and protection of his people. But despite Baldwin's dedication to his land, he is afflicted with leprosy at an early age and the threats against his power and his health nearly outweigh the risk of battle. As political deception scours the halls of the royal court, the Muslim army - led by the first sultan of Egypt and Syria, Saladin - is never far from the kingdom's doorstep, and there are only a handful Baldwin can trust, including the archbishop William of Tyre and Lord Balian d'Ibelin, a charismatic leader who has been one of the few able to maintain the peace. Filled with drama and battle, tragedy and romance, Sharon Kay Penman's latest novel brings a definitive period of history vividly alive with a tale of power and glory that will resonate with listeners today.
©2020 Sharon Kay Penman (P)2020 Penguin Audio
The Infinite World: ever-changing and ever growing. New nations and races rose and fell almost daily. New Classes were discovered, and old ways were lost. Monsters and beasts roamed the earth and were slain by soldiers and adventurers who were, in turn, killed by stronger threats. Heroes and villains created new epics and were forgotten when their successors appeared. This was the way of the Infinite World. Summoned into this chaotic place, a young boy with no name and no past must learn to survive. Bound to a master who doesn't care whether he lives or dies, he must become stronger. The question is: how? Do the people around him value him for who he is or merely for what he represents? The world holds endless possibilities, but only time will tell what the future holds for the boy. This book contains some strong language that may not be suitable for younger listeners.
©2020 J.T. Wright (P)2020 Podium Audio
A world divided. A queendom without an heir. An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
©2017 Bloomsbury (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
An audiobook about three little pigs, and the big bad wolf that blew down a house made of straw, and one made of sticks.
©2017 ci ci (P)2017 ci ci
Charming characters and twists that keep the pages turning. (Southern Living) A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts. It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girls pretty yellow dress cant quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he's restoring at a nearby lake. The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives. Before it's over, they'll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry...and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners. Praise for When Crickets Cry: A testament to the power of words - from Shakespeare and Longfellow to Ezekiel - to heal and empower humanity. (Lynne Thomas, retail manager, Jekyll Books at the Old Infirmary) If you read any book this year, this is the one. (Coffee Time Romance) Martin's writing is gifted and blessed and insightful. His prose captures the essence of the story with beauty and sensitivity. I look forward to reading more of his work, past and future. (Once upon a Romance) A Southern Living Book of the Month selection Stand-alone novel (approx. 85,000 words) Includes discussion questions for book clubs Also by Charles Martin: The Water Keeper, The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, and Chasing Fireflies.
©2006 Charles Martin (P)2019 Thomas Nelson
A fierce and heartbreaking debut from FOLD founder Jael Richardson about a young woman with the courage to determine her own future Imagine a world in which the hopeless and vulnerable are forced to buy their freedom by working off their debt to society. Imagine a world divided into the privileged Mainland and the policed Gutter. In that world lives Elimina Dubois, one of only 100 children selected as a social experiment by the Mainland government to be taken from their mothers in the Gutter and raised in the land of opportunity. But when her Mainland mother dies when Elimina is just a teenager, Elimina finds herself all alone, forced into an unfamiliar life of servitude, unsure of who she is and where she belongs. When she makes friends with Gutter children, each making their own way through the crushing cycle of the Gutter System in whatever ways they know how, Elimina will discover that the thing she needs more than anything may not be the freedom she imagined after all. Gutter Child takes us on the journey of a young woman in a fractured world of heartbreaking disadvantages and horrific injustices. Richardsons Elimina is a modern heroine in an altered but all too recognizable reality, who, must find the strength within herself to determine her own future and defy a system that tries to shape her destiny. Jael Richardson is the Artistic Director of The FOLD literary festival, the books columnist on CBC Radios q and an outspoken advocate on issues of diversity. She is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughters Lesson, a Fathers Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. The book received a CBC Bookie Award and earned Richardson an Acclaim Award and a My People Award as an Emerging Artist. A childrens book called The Stone Thrower was published by Groundwood Books in 2016. Her essay Conception is part of Rooms first Women of Colour edition, and excerpts from her first play, my upside down black face, are published in the anthology T-Dot Griots: An Anthology of Torontos Black Storytellers. Richardson has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, and she lives in Brampton, Ontario.
©2021 Jael Richardson (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Allie Harris wants payback. Her cheating ex deserves to see her living her best life; a one-night-stand with a hot South African soccer player would be the perfect revenge. Right? Wrong. Allie is so, so wrong. Roan Dewalt has all the moves. On and off the field hes at the top of his game. Roan respects hard work, dedication, and follow through. Hes not a one-and-done kind of man, and hes far from being done with Allie Harris. One sexy night and two years later, Allies job brings her back to town. An opportunity for the perfect replay Roan has been fantasizing about since they slept together. The problem? Allie Harris has a secret, one shes been keeping from Roan all this time. Video proof of their one night together taken without his consent. Will Allies payback plan come back to bite them both? Or can she erase her past mistake and embrace a new future with Roan?
©2019 Amy Daws (P)2019 Amy Daws
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver comes the first book of the Scholomance trilogy, the story of an unwilling dark sorceress who is destined to rewrite the rules of magic. The dark school of magic Ive been waiting for. (Katherine Arden, author of Winternight Trilogy) I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the second time he saved my life. Everyone loves Orion Lake. Everyone else, that is. Far as Im concerned, he can keep his flashy combat magic to himself. Im not joining his pack of adoring fans. I dont need help surviving the Scholomance, even if they do. Forget the hordes of monsters and cursed artifacts, Im probably the most dangerous thing in the place. Just give me a chance and Ill level mountains and kill untold millions, make myself the dark queen of the world. At least, thats what the world expects. Most of the other students in here would be delighted if Orion killed me like one more evil thing thats crawled out of the drains. Sometimes I think they want me to turn into the evil witch they assume I am. The school certainly does. But the Scholomance isnt getting what it wants from me. And neither is Orion Lake. I may not be anyones idea of the shining hero, but Im going to make it out of this place alive, and Im not going to slaughter thousands to do it, either. Although Im giving serious consideration to just one. With flawless mastery, Naomi Novik creates a school bursting with magic like youve never seen before, and a heroine for the agesa character so sharply realized and so richly nuanced that she will live on in hearts and minds for generations to come. Praise for Deadly Education The cant-miss fantasy of fall 2020, a brutal coming-of-power story steeped in the aesthetics of dark academia.... A Deadly Education will cement Naomi Noviks place as one of the greatest and most versatile fantasy writers of our time. (BookPage) A must-read.... Novik puts a refreshingly dark, adult spin on the magical boarding school.... Readers will delight in the push-and-pull of El and Orions relationship, the fantastically detailed world, the clever magic system, and the matter-of-fact diversity of the student body. (Publishers Weekly)
©2020 Naomi Novik (P)2020 Random House Audio
Im achtzehnten Jahrhundert lebte in Frankreich ein Mann, der zu den genialsten und abscheulichsten Gestalten dieser an genialen und abscheulichen Gestalten nicht armen Epoche gehörte. Seine Geschichte soll hier erzählt werden.
(c)+(p) 2007 Diogenes Verlag AG
He was a fishing guide and struggling artist from a south George trailer park. She was the beautiful only child of South Carolina's most powerful senator. Yet once Doss Michaels and Abigail Grace Coleman met by accident, they each felt they'd found their true soul mate. Ten years into their marriage, when Abbie faces a life-threatening illness, Doss battles it with her every step of the way. And when she makes a list of 10 things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss is there, too, supporting her and making everything possible. Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark upon a 130-mile trip down the St. Mary's River - a voyage Doss promised Abbie in the early days of their courtship. Where the River Ends chronicles their love-filled, tragedy-tinged journey and a bond that transcends all.
©2008 Charles Martin (P)2008 Books on Tape
New York Times best-selling author Mary Lawson, acclaimed for digging into the "wilderness of the human heart", is back after almost a decade with a fresh and timely novel that is different in subject but just as emotional and atmospheric as her beloved earlier work. A Town Called Solace - the brilliant and emotionally radiant new novel from Mary Lawson, her first in nearly a decade - opens on a family in crisis: Rebellious teenager Rose has been missing for weeks with no word, and Rose's younger sister, the feisty and fierce Clara, keeps a daily vigil at the living-room window, hoping for her sibling's return. Enter 30-ish Liam Kane, newly divorced, newly unemployed, newly arrived in this small Northern town, where he promptly moves into the house next door - watched suspiciously by astonished and dismayed Clara, whose elderly friend, Mrs. Orchard, owns that home. Around the time of Rose's disappearance, Mrs. Orchard was sent for a short stay in hospital, and Clara promised to keep an eye on the house and its remaining occupant, Mrs. Orchard's cat, Moses. As the novel unfolds, so does the mystery of what has transpired between Mrs. Orchard and the newly arrived stranger. Told through three distinct, compelling points of view - Clara's, Mrs. Orchard's, and Liam Kane's - the novel cuts back and forth among these unforgettable characters to uncover the layers of grief, remorse, and love that connect families, both the ones we're born into and the ones we choose. A Town Called Solace is a masterful, suspenseful, and deeply humane novel by one of our great storytellers.
©2021 Mary Lawson (P)2021 Penguin Random House Canada
Un roman qui concentre à lui seul tout le réalisme magique de Haruki Murakami. Dans une petite cité spectrale vivent des gens privés d'ombre et de sentiments. Parmi eux, un nouveau venu a pour tâche de lire les "vieux rêves" dans des crânes de licornes, attrapant des fragments de mémoire d'une autre vie, d'une autre dimension. En parallèle, dans un Tokyo futur, ascétique et déshumanisé, un homme est entraîné par un scientifique dans une dangereuse expérience qui le fera plonger dans les sous-sols de la ville, animés de créature monstrueuses. Est-ce là que se trouve la clé de l'énigme ? La solution du mystère qui lie ces deux mondes ? La Fin des temps est le quatrième roman de Haruki Murakami, où se mêlent délicieusement, avec humour et poésie, deux mondes entre réel et merveilleux, le "Pays des merveilles sans merci" et la "Fin du monde"...
©1985 / 1992 Titre original : "SEKAI NO OWARI TO HADOBOIRUDO WANDARANDO" publié par Shinchosha Publishing Co, Ltd., Tokyo / Haruki Murakami. Tous droits réservés. / Éditions du Seuil, pour la traduction française. Traduit par Corinne Atlan (P)2020 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche, Paris
The continent is in chaos as one world-shaking event after another continues to rattle the foundations that the people have lived with for centuries. The flames of all-out war threaten everyone, and few people seem to want to stop it. Louella and Regan work tirelessly to protect their own slice of home from forces that want to bring ruin to everything around them. As secrets and truths come to light, will Regan's intellect and Louella's compassion be enough to lead their people through the troubled time?
©2020 Matthew Peed (P)2020 Tantor
Here is a soul-stirring story of two college friends who reconnect after 20 years. One is living life apart from God, in comfortable corporate America; the other is living for Christ under intense persecution in China. This challenging book will convince readers to live in the light of eternity.
©2003 Randy Alcorn (P)2003 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
An original novel based on the explosive new TV series Star Trek: Discovery! Despite being an inexperienced Starfleet cadet, Sylvia Tilly became essential to the USS Discovery finding its way back home from the Mirror Universe. But how did she find that courage? From where did she get that steel? Who nurtured that spark of brilliance? The Way to the Stars recounts for fans everywhere the untold story of Tillys past. Its not easy being 16, especially when everyone expects great things from Tilly. Its even harder when her mother and father are Federation luminaries, not to mention pressing her to attend one of the best schools the Federation has to offer. Tilly wants to achieve great things - even though she hasnt quite worked out how to do that or what it is she wants to do. But this year, everything will change for Tilly, as she is about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime - an adventure that will take her ever closer to the stars....
©2019 Una McCormack (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a remarkable vision of climate change over the coming decades. The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us - and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face. It is a novel both immediate and impactful, desperate and hopeful in equal measure, and it is one of the most powerful and original books on climate change ever written. "A breathtaking look at the challenges that face our planet in all their sprawling magnitude and also in their intimate, individual moments of humanity." (Booklist, starred) "A sweeping, optimistic portrait of humanity's ability to cooperate in the face of disaster. This heartfelt work of hard science-fiction is a must-read for anyone worried about the future of the planet." (Publishers Weekly, starred) Also by Kim Stanley Robinson: Red Moon New York 2140 2312 Aurora Shaman
©2020 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2020 Orbit
Thanos' pursuit of the Infinity Gems has always defined him. But when the Marvel heroes defeat him once again, Thanos' beloved Mistress Death grants him one final chance. Stripped of his powers and his old skin, Thanos embarks on a cosmic walkabout to reassert his power over himself and the Multiverse. Haunted by family - or the semblances of it - the Mad Titan may become something else entirely. Will he maintain his illusions of grandeur, or is this a new path for a lost god? This original tale explores the inner life of one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe.
©2019 Marvel (P)2020 Marvel
Dies ist die Geschichte von drei alten Männern, die sich in die nordkanadischen Wälder zurückgezogen haben. Von drei Männern, die die Freiheit lieben. Eines Tages aber ist es mit ihrer Einsiedelei vorbei. Zuerst stößt eine Fotografin zu ihnen, sie sucht nach einem der letzten Überlebenden der Großen Brände, einem gewissen Boychuck. Kurze Zeit später taucht Marie-Desneiges auf, eine eigensinnige, zierliche Dame von achtzig Jahren. Die Frauen bleiben. Und während sie dem Rätsel um Boychucks Überleben nachgehen, entsteht etwas unter diesen Menschen, das niemand für möglich gehalten hätte. "Ein Leben mehr" ist ein wundersam beseelter und berührender Roman, eine leidenschaftliche Hommage an die Liebe, die Freiheit und die Natur. Ein Roman wie das Leben selbst: traurig und schön.
©2015 Insel Verlag (P)2015 Lindhardt og Ringhof
A second chance romance.... What happens when you fall for the boy next door? Bea Norwood had the market on normal. Drama free life? Check. A single-mother who doubled as her confidant and partner in crime? Check. A neighbor and best friend she trusted more than anyone? Check. But that was until the day her mother remarried. The day that changed everything. When her best friend's cousin, Liam Falcon, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle to clean up his act, Bea finds herself falling for the boy next door. With their hearts so infinitely entwined, Bea turns to Liam as her only escape from her new step-brother's daily torment at home. Bea thought their love could conquer anything. But she was wrong. Love was for fools, and she was the biggest fool of them all. When Liam left Lakeport, he took her heart with him, shattering the organ to pieces. Six years later, Liam takes a trip back to Lakeport to visit his family, and to see her. His first love. The girl who holds his heart. The same girl who shattered it six years ago without looking back. Liam is hell-bent on seeing Bea again after six years, but what he finds tears his heart in half. Bea Norwood is a shell of the girl he fell in love with. Underneath the baggy clothes, and pale skin, he knows she's still in there somewhere, he just needs to find her. Liam will stop at nothing to win his girl back, but sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and Liam isn't prepared for Bea's truth. Some aspects of this story may be difficult for listeners.
©2019 S.M. Soto (P)2019 S.M. Soto
In one terrifying moment, Dynah Carey's perfect life is shattered by rape, her future irrevocably altered by an unwanted pregnancy, and her doting family torn apart. Her seemingly rock-solid faith is pushed to the limits as she faces the most momentous choice of her life - to embrace or to end the untimely life within her. With over a quarter-million print copies sold, The Atonement Child explores the devastating consequences of rape and resulting pregnancy on innocent victims, their families, and their faith. Honored with the Holt Medallion, three RITAs, and membership in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, Christy Award-winning author Francine Rivers is acclaimed for perennial best sellers like Redeeming Love.
©1997 Francine Rivers (P)2008 Recorded Books
The magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro - author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. The sun always has ways to reach us. From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: What does it mean to love?
©2021 Kazuo Ishiguro (P)2021 Knopf Canada
Two little children become lost in the forest, eventually finding their way to a gingerbread house, which belongs to a wicked witch.
©2017 ci ci (P)2017 ci ci
El best seller de Paulo Coelho se ha leído en todo el mundo en más de 60 idiomas y es uno de los libros más vendidos en la historia. Esta es la historia de un viaje y una búsqueda. Santiago, un niño andaluz, se pone en camino para buscar un tesoro cerca de las pirámides de Guiza, en Egipto. Durante el recorrido se encuentra con distintas figuras, entre ellas con un alquimista, que le abrirá los ojos al sentido de su viaje. El hilo conductor de El alquimista es la convicción de que cuando realmente quieres que algo suceda, el Universo entero conspira para que tu deseo se vuelva realidad, por lo que la obra que puede escucharse desde el ángulo literario pero que también inspira como si se tratara de una obra de autoayuda. Coelho es uno de los grandes autores de nuestra época. Después de haber hecho como peregrino el Camino de Santiago, en el norte de España, decidió dedicarse exclusivamente a la literatura. Su segunda novela, escrita en 1988, fue precisamente El alquimista, que trata sobre el camino de la vida y la búsqueda del destino de cada persona. Con su voz agradable y bien templada, Tomas Leighton hace un trabajo excepcional como narrador de este audiolibro que ha cambiado la vida de millones de personas. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©1988 Paulo Coelho (P)2015 Sant Jordi Asociados
Rachel Cusk, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Outline and Transit, completes the transcendent literary trilogy with Kudos, a novel of unsettling power. A woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity are rising to the surface and the trauma of change is opening up new possibilities of loss and renewal. Within the rituals of literary culture, Faye finds the human story in disarray amid differing attitudes toward the public performance of the creative persona. She begins to identify among the people she meets a tension between truth and representation, a fissure that accrues great dramatic force as Kudos reaches a profound and beautiful climax. In this conclusion to her groundbreaking trilogy, Cusk unflinchingly explores the nature of family and art, justice and love, and the ultimate value of suffering. She is without question one of our most important living writers.
©2018 Rachel Cusk (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers. One night, he observes that the neighbor's dog has been killed, since it is not moving and has a large garden fork stuck in its body. Christopher knows this is wrong. He has never left his street on his own before, but now he'll have to in order to find out who killed the dog. What he discovers will shake the very foundation of his perfectly ordered life. Critically acclaimed author Mark Haddon, a two-time BAFTA winner, crafts a stunning masterpiece that is funny, honest, and incredibly moving.
©2003 Mark Haddon (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
Les choses qui restent enfermées dans notre cur n'existent pas en ce monde. Mais c'est dans notre cur, ce monde à part, qu'elles se construisent pour y vivre. Le livre 1 a révélé l'existence du monde 1Q84. Certaines questions ont trouvé leur réponse. D'autres subsistent : qui sont les Little People ? Comment se fraient-ils un chemin vers le monde réel ? Pourquoi deux lunes dans le ciel ? Et la chrysalide de l'air, est-elle ce lieu où sommeille notre double ? Ceux qui s'aiment ne sont jamais seuls. Le destin de Tengo et d'Aomamé est en marche. P.S. de l'auteur : Dans ce roman figurent un certain nombre d'expressions qui n'étaient pas encore en usage en 1984.
©2011 . Traduit du japonais par Hélène Morita, avec la collaboration de Yôko Miyamoto et (P)201 2
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 2007America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation. Bleak but brilliant, with glimmers of hope and humor, The Road is a stunning allegory and perhaps Cormac McCarthy's finest novel to date. This remarkable departure from his previous works has been hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a "novel of horrific beauty, where death is the only truth". McCarthy, a New York Times best-selling author, is a past recipient of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award. He is widely considered one of America's greatest writers.
©2006 M-71, Ltd. (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC
The New York Times best-selling author and master of the technothriller returns with his All-Star team. There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.
©2013 Tom Clancy (P)2013 Random House Audio
Monte Carlo means different things to different people - a billionaires' playground overflowing with glitz and glamour, but also where dangerous secrets hide. For Nanette Weston and her then fiancé, F1 racing driver Zac Ewart, their dream life came to an abrupt halt three years ago following a car accident which Zac walked away from but left Nanette being airlifted back to the UK, never to return and never to see her fiancé again. Monte Carlo was a place she wanted to forget, not revisit. But when her friend and employer Vanessa asks Nanette to look after her children in the Principality for a few months, Nanette knows she has no choice but to return. As the F1 circus once again comes to town, with Zac in pole position, mistakes of the past leave legacies for the future.... This book was previously published as Follow Your Star by Jennifer Bohnet.
©2021 Jennifer Bohnet (P)2021 Boldwood Books Ltd
Winner of the Nebula Award After a global pandemic makes public gatherings illegal and concerts impossible, except for those willing to break the law for the love of music - and for one chance at human connection. In the Before, when the government didn't prohibit large public gatherings, Luce Cannon was on top of the world. One of her songs had just taken off and she was on her way to becoming a star. Now, in the After, terror attacks and deadly viruses have led the government to ban concerts, and Luce's connection to the world - her music, her purpose - is closed off forever. She does what she has to do: She performs in illegal concerts to a small but passionate community, always evading the law. Rosemary Laws barely remembers the Before times. She spends her days in Hoodspace, helping customers order all of their goods online for drone delivery - no physical contact with humans needed. By lucky chance, she finds a new job and a new calling: discover amazing musicians and bring their concerts to everyone via virtual reality. The only catch is that she'll have to do something she's never done before and go out in public. Find the illegal concerts and bring musicians into the limelight they deserve. But when she sees how the world could actually be, that wont be enough.
©2019 Sarah Pinsker (P)2019 Penguin Audio
The Grey Wardens are heroes across Thedas once again: The Archdemon has been defeated with relative ease, and the scattered darkspawn are being driven back underground. The Blight is over. Or so it seems. Valya, a young elven mage recently recruited into the Wardens, has been tasked with studying the historical record of previous Blights in order to gain insight into newly reported and disturbing darkspawn phenomena. Her research into the Fourth Blight leads her to an encoded reference scrawled in the margins of an ancient map and to the hidden diary of Issenya, one of the last of the fabled griffon riders. As the dark secrets buried in Isseyna's story unfold, Valya begins to question everything she thought she knew about the heroic Grey Wardens.
©2014 Electronic Arts, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor
At the end of the Second World War, Dottie Tanner locked away the past, blocking out the heartache she experienced as a special operative working alongside the Resistance. Sixty years later, Dottie remains independent and proud of everything she has achieved, but time is running out. Watching the V.E. Day Celebrations on television reignites a flame. After a lifetime of resisting the lure of France, she decides to face her demons. Taking her granddaughter Maude along for company, Dotties trip down memory lane soon turns into a voyage of discovery that tests lifelong friendships and means facing old foes. But how will Dottie cope when her whole world is turned upside down?
©2020 Patricia Dixon (P)2021 Oakhill
Royal blood has been spilled. That's not an act of defiance, it's an act of war. It all starts with a spark.... When Elise and her friends escape the palace, they find themselves in more danger than ever before. A wave of revolution is sweeping across the land, but the odds are against them. The realm is littered with spies and the royal army is hot on their trail. Tensions build as those delicate alliances begin to shatter and break. Confidence wavers as many begin to question if they were better off under the palaces wicked rule. Can they find a way to bring everyone together? Can they keep one step ahead of those swords at their backs? How long can the pressure keep building, before something finally breaks? Royal Factions The Price for Peace - Book 1 The Cost for Surviving - Book 2 The Punishment for Deception - Book 3 Faking Perfection - Book 4 The Most Cherished - Book 5 The Strength to Endure - Book 6
©2021 Wanita May (P)2021 Wanita May
Matthew Beard and Sophie Rundle star in a brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Eleanor Bron. Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches. As he does so, Tristran will uncover the secret to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams. Directed by Dirk Maggs and Heather Larmour, and featuring over 35 minutes of unbroadcast material, this stunning new dramatisation boasts an extensive cast including Frances Barber, Maggie Steed, Nicholas Boulton, Blake Ritson, Bryan Dick, Charlotte Riley, Aisling Loftus, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Alex Macqueen, Matthew Beard and Sophie Rundle. There are also cameo appearances by Tori Amos and Neil Gaiman. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.
©2017 Neil Gaiman (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio
A mi-chemin entre la comédie de murs et le drame psychologique, ce roman de la grande dame des lettres canadiennes met à nu l'incessante guerre des sexes que se livrent plusieurs personnages plongés dans un tourbillon de sentiments. Elizabeth, conservatrice dans un musée d'histoire naturelle, femme de pouvoir toute de sensualité maîtrisée et de colère rentrée, collectionne les amants... Nate, son mari, ancien avocat, un rêveur qui adore les enfants, s'est reconverti dans l'artisanat (il crée des jouets en bois dans son garage)... Lesje, jeune paléontologue, se laisse séduire par le charme un peu falot de Nate ; plus accoutumée à l'étude des dinosaures qu'à la complexité des êtres humains, elle songe à "la vie avant l'homme"... Lorsque Chris, l'amant d'Elizabeth, se suicide et que Lesje tombe enceinte, chacun est renvoyé à ses démons. Avec un humour féroce et une douce mélancolie, Atwood pénètre le cur d'hommes et de femmes dont les aspirations n'arriveront jamais à se joindre : une cinglante anatomie du mariage moderne.
©2017 Robert Laffont (P)2021 Audible Studios
Once Leota's garden was a place of beauty - where flowers bloomed and hope thrived. It was her refuge from the deep wounds inflicted by a devastating war, her sanctuary where she knelt before a loving God and prayed for the children who couldn't understand her silent sacrifices. At 83, Leota is alone; her beloved garden is in ruins. All her efforts to reconcile with her adult children have been fruitless. She voices her despair to a loving Father, her only friend. And God brings a wind of change through unlikely means: one, a college student who thinks he has all the answers; the other, the granddaughter Leota never hoped to know. But can the devastation wrought by keeping painful family secrets be repaired before she runs out of time?
©2006 Francine Rivers (P)2013 Recorded Books
Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is art eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.
©1988 Paulo Coelho (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers
A major new novel from one of science fiction's most powerful voices, Aurora tells the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system. Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, it is the work of a writer at the height of his powers. Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now we approach our new home. Aurora.
©2015 Kim Stanley Robinson (P)2015 Hachette Audio
Shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize From the number-one nationally best-selling author of By Gaslight, a novel of exquisite emotional force about love and art in the life of one of the great writers, reminiscent of Colm Tóibín's The Master, or Michael Cunningham's The Hours. In sun-drenched Sicily, among the decadent Italian aristocracy of the late 1950s, Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa, struggles to complete the novel that will be his lasting legacy, The Leopard. With a firm devotion to the historical record, Lampedusa leaps effortlessly into the mind of the writer and inhabits the complicated heart of a man facing down the end of his life, struggling to make something of lasting worth, while there is still time. Achingly beautiful and elegantly conceived, Steven Price's new novel is an intensely moving story of one man's awakening to the possibilities of life, intimately woven against the transformative power of a great work of art.
©2019 Steven Price (P)2019 Penguin Random House Canada
Daisy meets Adam on their first day of university. Immediately, they become friends. But when tongues wag and their relationship is questioned, Adam shares his secret with Daisy, who promises to stand by him. When their grandmother dies, Adams older brother Ryan returns from abroad, and Daisy quickly falls for him. After a troubled upbringing at the hands of a drunken mother and jailbird father, Adam and Ryan have only each other. In adulthood, their bond holds firm, glued together by Daisy, with whom they are now both in love. Adam struggles with his secret and the fear of losing Daisy. He is besotted.... Soon, the past starts to influence his choices. Ryan sees everything in black and white, living in a military world that shields him from the demons of his past, bringing order to his life. And in the middle is Daisy, who loves them both and makes a promise to each. When tragedy strikes, can she find happiness?
©2018 Patricia Dixon (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd
Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugonis coming-of-age story is, according to Booklist, a novel that, if it doesnt cross entirely over into John Irving territory, certainly nestles in close to the border. Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called Devil Boy or Sam Hell by his classmates; Gods will is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mothers devout faith, his fathers practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was Gods idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design - especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life hed always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open - bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.
©2018 by LaMesa Fiction LLC. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From Book 1: What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black? For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent. Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay. A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer wont survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him. Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.
©2016, 2018 Freya Barker (P)2020 Spectrum Audiobooks
From BSFA award-winning author Gareth L. Powell comes the first in a new epic sci-fi trilogy exploring the legacies of war. The sentient warship Trouble Dog was built for violence, yet following a brutal war, she is disgusted by her role in a genocide. Stripped of her weaponry and seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an organization dedicated to rescuing ships in distress. When a civilian ship goes missing in a disputed system, Trouble Dog and her new crew of loners, captained by Sal Konstanz, are sent on a rescue mission. Meanwhile, light years away, intelligence officer Ashton Childe is tasked with locating the poet, Ona Sudak, who was aboard the missing spaceship. What Childe doesn't know is that Sudak is not the person she appears to be. A straightforward rescue turns into something far more dangerous, as Trouble Dog, Konstanz, and Childe find themselves at the center of a conflict that could engulf the entire galaxy. If she is to save her crew, Trouble Dog is going to have to remember how to fight ...
©2018 Gareth L. Powell (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The dire legend of Thagrosh Hellborne began in cold and darkness... Thagrosh has known nothing but bondage and grueling labor for all his adult life. Prisoners of Khadoran slavers, he and the other ogrun of his village have spent their lives toiling in the lightless depths of a mine. Yet Thagrosh and his brother Vargal have a plan to escape their misery and flee to the nearby nation of Rhul. When their bid for freedom is discovered, Thagrosh is forced to escape alone into the wilderness. Pursued by the brutal Khadoran overseer and his band of relentless trackers, Thagrosh flees ever deeper into the cold mountains. But he is not only running for his life - he feels an irresistible draw to a towering peak, where an ancient, unknowable power awaits the perfect vessel to make manifest its will upon Caen once again.
©2014 Privateer Press (P)2014 Audible Inc.
This is the unforgettable story of young Hugh Shuggie Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatchers policies have put husbands and sons out of work, and the citys notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. Shuggies mother Agnes walks a wayward path: She is Shuggies guiding light but a burden for him and his siblings. She dreams of a house with its own front door while she flicks through the pages of the Freemans catalogue, ordering a little happiness on credit, anything to brighten up her grey life. Married to a philandering taxi-driver husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good - her beehive, make-up, and pearly-white false teeth offer a glamourous image of a Glaswegian Elizabeth Taylor. But under the surface, Agnes finds increasing solace in drink, and she drains away the lions share of each weeks benefits - all the family has to live on - on cans of extra-strong lager hidden in handbags and poured into tea mugs. Agnes older children find their own ways to get a safe distance from their mother, abandoning Shuggie to care for her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. Meanwhile, Shuggie is struggling to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, but everyone has realized that he is no right, a boy with a secret that all but him can see. Agnes is supportive of her son, but her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her - even her beloved Shuggie. A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction.
©2020 Douglas Stuart (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Curl up with this hilarious, heartwarming read from the Top 5 best-selling author of The Mum Who Got Her Life Back. Sometimes life can be bittersweet.... Between tending to the whims of her seven-year-old and the demands of her boss, Viv barely gets a moment to herself. Its not quite the life she wanted, but she hasnt run screaming for the hills yet. But then Vivs husband Andy makes his mid-life crisis her problem. Hes having an affair with his (infuriatingly age-appropriate) colleague, a woman who unlike Viv doesnt put on weight when she so much as glances at a cream cake. Viv suddenly finds herself single, with zero desire to mingle. Should she be mourning the end of life as she knows it, or could this be the perfect chance to put herself first? When life gives you lemons, lemonade just wont cut it. Bring on the gin!
©2019 Fiona Gibson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Gelesen von Gert Heidenreich. Im Sommer seines Lebens hat Nicolas einen Traum. Er will Schriftsteller werden wie sein Onkel. Dann kommt das Leben dazwischen und die Firma seines Vaters, Verantwortung, Termine und lauter Zwänge. Als sein Onkel stirbt, verliert Nicolas den einzigen Menschen, der an ihn geglaubt hat. Doch überraschend findet er am unwahrscheinlichsten Ort den Schlüssel, der ihm hilft, zu dem zu werden, der er wirklich ist.
©2020 Diogenes Verlag AG (P)2020 Diogenes Verlag AG
On a mangy beach in Key West, 16-year-old Myra meets Elijah, a Tanzanian musician twice her age. Trapped on a Spring Break family vacation, Myra longs to lose her virginity to Elijah, and is shocked to learn he lives with Gayl, a secretive, violent woman with a strange power over him. When Myra and her splitting-up family return home, she falls in with a pot-smoking anarchist crowd. But when Gayl and Elijah follow her north, she walks willingly into their world, engaging in more and more abject sexual games. As Myra enters unfamiliar worlds of sex, porn, race, and class, she explores territories unknown in herself. Maidenhead traverses the desperate, wild spaces of a teenage girl' s self-consciousness.
©2012 Tamara Faith Berger (P)2013 Recorded Books
A joyful love story set against the backdrop of lockdown - perfect for fans of The Flatshare. Do you believe in love before first sight? Lockdown is putting Sophias life on pause - just as she planned to put herself out there and meet someone. When the first clap for the keyworkers rings out around her courtyard, shes moved to tears for all kinds of reasons. Jack is used to living life to the fullest. Hes going stir-crazy after just days isolating. Until the night he hears a woman crying from the balcony under his. He strikes up a conversation with the stranger and puts a smile on her face. Soon their balcony meetings are the highlight of Jack and Sophias days. But even as they grow closer together, theyre always kept apart. Can they fall in love during a lockdown?
©2021 Chloe James (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
A compelling story of intrigue, suspense, and revelation, The Celestine Prophecy begins when an ancient manuscript is found amid ruins deep in the Peruvian jungle. Revealing nine key insights that are critical to the evolution of the human race, it contains secrets that are changing the world, and reveals how to make connections to events happening in listeners' lives right now. The Celestine Prophecy comes to light at a time when the world deeply needs to hear its words. A gripping story of adventure and discovery, it is also a guide that has the power to crystallize perceptions of why one is where they are in life, and to provide a new energy and optimism to head toward a brighter tomorrow.
©1994 James Redfield. All Rights Reserved. (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks. All Rights Reserved. A division of the Time Warner Book Group.
When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger---and amuse himself---he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world---and more important, his life---through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing. In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.
©2007 Roland Merullo (P)2011 Tantor
In many ways, Carrie Parker is like any other eight-year-old: playing make-believe, dreading school, dreaming of faraway places. But even her imaginative mind can't shut out the realities of her impoverished North Carolina home or help her protect her younger sister, Emma. By turns achingly naive and utterly pragmatic, Carrie has been shaped by the loss of her beloved daddy and by a drunken stepfather and her emotionally absent mother. Charting an astonishing course of survival for herself and Emma, she hopes to transform their lives into one more closely resembling the storybooks she treasures. But after the sisters' plan to run away from home unravels, their world takes a shocking turn, and one shattering moment ultimately reveals a truth that leaves everyone reeling. Narrated with the simplicity and unabashed honesty of a child's perspective, Me & Emma is a vivid portrayal of heartbreaking loss of innocence, an indomitable spirit, and incredible courage, a story that will resonate with readers long after they've heard the final sentence.
©2004 Elizabeth Flock (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
"I gulped down Ballistic in one long read, staying awake half the night, and now I want the next one!" (George R. R. Martin) There is a personal price to pay for having aligned with the wrong side in a reckless war. For Aden Jansen it's the need to adopt a new identity while keeping his past hidden. Now he's integrated himself aboard the Zephyr, a merchant ship smuggling critical goods through dangerous space. But danger is imminent on planet Gretia, as well. Under occupation, torn between postwar reformers and loyalists, it's a polestar for civil unrest. Meanwhile an occupation forces officer is pulled right back into the fray when the battle alarm is raised, an ambitious heiress is entangled in a subversive political conspiracy, and an Allied captain is about to meet the enemy head-on. As Aden discovers, the insurgents on Gretia - and in space - are connected, organized, and ready to break into full-scale rebellion. History is threatening to repeat itself. It's time that Aden rediscovers who he is, whom he can trust, and what he must fight for now.
©2020 Marko Kloos (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The critically acclaimed author of The Radleys shares a clever, heartwarming, and darkly insightful novel about an alien who comes to Earth to save humans from themselves. When an extraterrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a leading mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor wants to complete his task and go back home, to the planet he comes from, and a utopian society of immortality and infinite knowledge. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, the wars they witness on the news, and totally baffled by such concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this weird species than he has been led to believe. He drinks wine, reads Emily Dickinson, listens to Talking Heads, and begins to bond with the family he lives with, in disguise. In picking up the pieces of the professor's shattered personal life, the narrator sees hope and redemption in the humans' imperfections and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. A mission that involves not only thwarting human progress... but murder. Praised by The New York Times as "a novelist of great seriousness and talent" author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the very messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject - ourselves.
©2013 Matt Haig (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
Two thieves want answers. Riyria is born. For more than a year, Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner, Hadrian Blackwater, from certain death. Unable to get her out of his mind, the two thieves return to Medford but receive a very different reception - Gwen refuses to see them. The victim of abuse by a powerful noble, she suspects that Royce will ignore any danger in his desire for revenge. By turning the thieves away, Gwen hopes to once more protect them. What she doesn't realize is what the two are capable of - but she's about to find out.
©2013 Michael J. Sullivan (P)2013 Recorded Books
The instant number-one New York Times best seller In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green - co-creator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow - spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social Internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.
©2018 Hank Green (P)2018 Penguin Audio
Makeda , Supreme Archdomina of House Balaash, is known throughout the Iron Kingdoms for her leadership of the mighty Skorne Empire, but it was not always so
Before the coming of the Skorne Empire into the west, Makeda was little more than the second child of a great house, but through her will, determination, and adherence to the code of hoksune, she rose above all others. For the first time the secrets of both Makeda and her people are revealed in the tale of their epic struggle for honor and survival in Instruments of War. A novella of the Iron Kingdoms.
©2013 Privateer Press (P)2013 Audible Inc.
Humankind may have won the battle, but a new threat looms larger than ever before.... Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the 20-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present. Earth's game changer? New advanced ships and weapons, designed to hunt and kill Lankies and place humanity's militaries on equal footing with their formidable foes. Andrew and his wife, Halley, both now burdened with command responsibilities and in charge of more lives than just their own, are once again in humanity's vanguard as they prepare for this new phase in the war. But the Lankies have their own agenda...and in war, the enemy doesn't usually wait until you are prepared. As Andrew is once again plunged into the chaos and violence of war with an unyielding species, he is forced to confront the toll this endless conflict is taking on them all, and the high price of survival...at any cost.
©2018 Marko Kloos (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers.
©2002 O.W. Toad, Ltd. (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
Introducing an instant classic - master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman's deft and witty prose emerge the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
©2017 Neil Gaiman (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
An unforgettable journey of two evacuee sisters during the Second World War - and their determination to stay together no matter what. London, 1942: Thirteen-year-old Nell and five-year-old Olive are being sent away from home to escape the devastation of the East End during the Blitz. Leaving behind their beloved mother and brothers, they dont know if they will ever see them again. As the sisters adjust to their new life in a close-knit Welsh village, they gradually find hope in the friendships they make. And Nell kindles a special bond with fellow evacuee Jimmy, who makes her smile even at the hardest of times. But when little Olives safety is threatened, Nell makes a decision that will change their lives forever. They must run from danger and find their way home.... Together, through tears and laughter, the two sisters hold each others hands as they make an incredibly brave journey across war-torn England. Will they be reunited with the family they have missed for so many years? Or is there more heartache to come? A moving story of unconditional love, friendship and the fight for survival during a time of unimaginable change. This book is guaranteed to find a place in your heart. Perfect for fans of Orphan Train and The Girl With No Name.
©2017 Sandy Taylor (P)2017 Bookouture
The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Infected delivers medieval carnage as a pre-industrial society fights extinction at the hands of a massive infestation of Xenomorphs. Ataegina was an isolated world of medieval castles, varied cultures, and conquests, vibrant until the demons rose and spread relentless destruction. Swarms of lethal creatures with black husks, murderous claws, barbed tails, and dreaded tooth-tongues raged through the lowlands, killing 90 percent of the planets population. Terrified survivors fled to hidden mountain keeps where they eke out a meager existence. When a trio of young warriors discovers a new weapon, they see a chance to end this curse. To save humanity, the trio must fight their way to the tunnels of Black Smoke Mountain - the lair of the mythical Demon Mother. Alien: Phalanx TM & © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
©2020 Alien and Aliens TM & © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
Engaging and fast-paced, this gripping coming-of-age novel of chess, feminism, and addiction speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four. Eight-year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of 16, she's competing for the US Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.
©2018 Walter Tevis (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
It started with a drowning. Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sun-drenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious 12-year-old still coming to terms with the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the rainy, smoggy summer, she decides to plant a vegetable garden in the courtyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbors in turn delve into their pasts. As the ripple effects of grief, childlessness, illness and displacement saturate their stories, secrets seep out, and questions emerge: who was my wife? Why did my mom leave? Can I turn back the clock? And how could a girl who knew how to swim drown? Using five voices to tell the singular story of life in an inner-city mews, Umami is a quietly devastating novel of missed encounters, missed opportunities, missed people and those who are left behind. Compassionate, surprising, funny and inventive, it deftly unpicks their stories to offer a darkly comic portrait of contemporary Mexico, as whimsical as it is heart-wrenching. Laia Jufresa was born in Mexico City, grew up in the cloud forest of Veracruz and spent her adolescence in Paris. In 2001 she returned to Mexico City and discovered she didn't know how to cross a street. She's been writing fiction ever since. Laia's work has been featured in several anthologies and magazines, such as Letras Libres, Pen Atlas, Words Without Borders and McSweeney's, and she was named one of the most outstanding young writers in Mexico as part of the project Mexico20. In 2015 she was invited by the British Council to be the first ever International Writer in Residence at the Hay Festival of Literature. She currently lives in Cologne, Germany.
©2016 Laia Jufreza (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
We all have inner demons. We fight them all the time. Some of us achieve inner peace by coming to terms with them. But how do you come to terms with inner demons that tear free and become outer demons? Eric has been a vampire for nearly a century, and his demons are more than metaphors. While they controlled him, he was the Demon King. Now he has to avoid the monsters in his own mind, as well as angry nobles, fanatical religions, assassins, magi, other vampires, criminal organizations, and the neighborhood gossip. He wants two things: To find Tort, and to have someplace to call home. It may be too much to ask.
©2016 Garon Whited (P)2016 Podium Publishing
Catherine de Medici was one of historys most powerful and influential women. To some, she was the ruthless queen who led France into an era of savage violence. To others, she was the passionate savior of the French monarchy. In this brilliantly imagined novel, acclaimed author C. W. Gortner brings Catherine to life in her own voice, allowing us to enter the intimate world of a woman whose determination to protect her familys throne and realm plunged her into a lethal struggle for power.From the fairy-tale chateaux of the Loire Valley to the battlefields of the wars of religion to the mob-filled streets of Paris, The Confessions of Catherine de Medici is the extraordinary untold journey of one of the most maligned and misunderstood women ever to be queen.
©2010 C. W. Gortner (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Namesake follows the Ganguli family through its journey from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs. Ashima and Ashoke Ganguli arrive in America at the end of the 1960s, shortly after their arranged marriage in Calcutta, in order for Ashoke to finish his engineering degree at MIT. Ashoke is forward-thinking, ready to enter into American culture if not fully at least with an open mind. His young bride is far less malleable. Isolated, desperately missing her large family back in India, she will never be at peace with this new world. Soon after they arrive in Cambridge, their first child is born, a boy. According to Indian custom, the child will be given two names: an official name, to be bestowed by the great-grandmother, and a pet name to be used only by family. But the letter from India with the child's official name never arrives, and so the baby's parents decide on a pet name to use for the time being. Ashoke chooses a name that has particular significance for him: on a train trip back in India several years earlier, he had been reading a short story collection by one of his most beloved Russian writers, Nikolai Gogol, when the train derailed in the middle of the night, killing almost all the sleeping passengers onboard. Ashoke had stayed awake to read his Gogol, and he believes the book saved his life. His child will be known, then, as Gogol. Lahiri brings her enormous powers of description to her first novel, infusing scene after scene with profound emotional depth. Condensed and controlled, The Namesake covers three decades and crosses continents, all the while zooming in at very precise moments on telling detail, sensory richness, and fine nuances of character.
©2003 Jhumpa Lahiri (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a Division of Random House, Inc.
There's something about those Wyoming men...New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer returns to the Cowboy State with a brand-new tale of desire and deception Cultivating his vast Wyoming ranch is all security expert J. C. Calhoun wants. His land is the only thing the betrayed rancher can trust in after discovering his fiancée was pregnant by another man. But all J.C. holds dear becomes compromised when a lost little girl leads him to Colie Jackson, the woman who destroyed his life. Colie stops at nothing to protect the people she loves. Years ago she left J.C. for his own good. Now, for the sake of her daughter, she must depend on a hard-hearted man who won't forgive her. As a band of ruthless criminals tracks their every move through the frozen Wyoming winter, Colie and J.C. will be forced to confront the lies that separated them - and the startling truth that will bind them forever...
©2017 Diana Palmer (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
He listened as their voices faded into the rumble of the falls. He was thinking about the lynx. The way it had looked at him, acknowledging his existence, then passing out of his life like smoke.... It was the first thing - the only thing - that had managed, if only for a moment, to displace from his mind the image of the child. He had carried that image with him for a year now, and it had been a weight so great that sometimes he could hardly stand. Mary Lawsons beloved novels, Crow Lake and The Other Side of the Bridge, have delighted legions around the world. The fictional Northern Ontario town of Struan, buried in the winter snows, is the vivid backdrop to her breathtaking new novel. Road Ends brings us a family unravelling in the aftermath of tragedy: Edward Cartwright, struggling to escape the legacy of a violent past; Emily, his wife, cloistered in her room with yet another new baby, increasingly unaware of events outside the bedroom door; Tom, their eldest son, 25 years old but home again, unable to come to terms with the death of a friend; and capable, formidable Megan, the sole daughter in a household of eight sons, who for years held the family together but has finally broken free and gone to England, to try to make a life of her own. Road Ends is Mary Lawson at her best. In this masterful, enthralling, tender novel, which ranges from the Ontario silver rush of the early 1900s to swinging London in the 1960s, she gently reveals the intricacies and anguish of family life, the push and pull of responsibility and individual desire, the way we can face tragedy, and in time, hope to start again.
©2014 Mary Lawson (P)2021 Knopf Canada
Cormac McCarthy is a quiet, unassuming presence in American fiction today, but like the slow, measured voices of many of his characters, he speaks with an authority and conviction that demands an audience. All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy's sixth novel, is a cowboy odyssey for modern times. Set in the late 1940s, it features the travels and toils of a 16-year-old East Texan named John Grady Cole, caught in the agonizing purgatory between adolescence and adulthood. At the start of the novel, Cole's grandfather has just died, his parents have permanently separated, and the family ranch, upon which he had placed so many boyish hopes, has been sold. Rootless and increasingly restive, Cole leaves Texas, accompanied by his friend Lacey Rawlins, and begins a journey across the vaquero frontier into the badlands of northern Mexico. In spite of its hard realities and spare telling, All the Pretty Horses is a lyrical and richly romantic story, chronicling - along with the erosion of the frontier - the loss of an era.
©1992 Cormac McCarthy (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC
Antonio è un liceale solitario e risentito, suo padre un matematico dal passato brillante; i rapporti fra i due non sono mai stati facili. Un pomeriggio di giugno dei primi anni Ottanta atterrano a Marsiglia, dove una serie di circostanze inattese li costringerà a trascorrere insieme due giorni e due notti senza sonno. È così che il ragazzo e l'uomo si conoscono davvero, per la prima volta; si specchiano l'uno nell'altro e si misurano con la figura della madre ed ex moglie, donna bellissima ed elusiva. La loro sarà una corsa turbinosa, a tratti allucinata a tratti allegra, fra quartieri malfamati, spettacolari paesaggi di mare, luoghi nascosti e popolati da creature notturne. Un viaggio avventuroso e struggente sull'orizzonte della vita. L'ultimo lavoro di Gianrico Carofiglio, interpretato dalla voce dell'autore stesso, unica ed inconfondibile. >> Questo audiobook in edizione integrale vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale.
©2017 Rosaria Carpinelli Consulenze Editoriali Srl (P)2017 Audible Studios
In a dark and dangerous future, the mutant-hunting machines known as the Sentinels rule America with an iron fist. Almost all mutants and superhumans have been exterminated. Only a handful of imprisoned mutants remain to fight against their oppressive robotic overseers! Now Kate Pryde, former X-Man, must travel back in time and warn her present-day teammates of the coming danger - and hopefully prevent this horrible future from ever taking place! This GraphicAudio® Production is adapted from the graphic novel by Chris Claremont.
©2019 Marvel (P)2019 Marvel
"A fully immersive, intricately crafted story inspired by the pages of history. In Pheby, Sadeqa Johnson has created a woman whose struggle to survive and to protect the ones she loves will have readers turning the pages as fast as their fingers can fly. Simply enthralling." (Lisa Wingate, number one New York Times best-selling author of Before We Were Yours) Called "wholly engrossing" by New York Times best-selling author Kathleen Grissom, this harrowing story follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia. Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mothers position as the estates medicine woman and cherished by the Masters sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world. Shed been promised freedom on her 18th birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devils Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailers cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.
©2021 Sadeqa Johnson. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Saddle up for romance and adventure with the Wilde sisters! Shannon Wilde is the middle sister - and the one who loves animals. She's established her own homestead and is raising sheep for their wool. Things are going fine...until Shannon gets swept over a cliff by Matthew Tucker! Tucker seizes every opportunity to get away from civilization, but one particular walk in the woods ends with him sprinting away from an angry grizzly and plunging into a raging river, accidentally taking Shannon Wilde with him. Their adventure in the wilderness results in the solitary mountain man finding himself hitched to a young woman with a passel of relatives, a homestead, and a flock of sheep to care for. As Tucker and Shannon learn to live with each other, strange things begin to happen on Shannon's land. Someone clearly wants to drive her off, but whoever it is apparently didn't count on Tucker. Trying to scare Matthew Tucker just makes him mad - and seeing someone trying to hurt the woman he's falling in love with sets off something even he never expected.
©2015 Mary Connealy (P)2015 Recorded Books
An emotional, angsty, rockstar romance from the best-selling author of the Rixon Raiders series. The sweetheart of Country is about to show the bad boys of Rock, it only takes a single beat for everything to change. Evangeline Walker knows how quickly everything can change. But nothing can prepare her for the moment she meets Rafe Hunter. Intense gray eyes. Wicked smile. Tattoos inked on his skin just begging to be touched. Those arent the reasons Eva should stay away from him though. The fact hes the bassist for Americas hottest rock band is the reason she should run and never look back. Everyone knows the greatest love stories all start somewhere. ....this is their beginning. Narrated by Sarah Puckett. Lyrics by L A Cotton. Music by Jon Ryno and Doug Johnson.
©2019 L A Cotton (P)2019 L A Cotton
The poignant follow-up to True Believer, a young couple's love faces the ultimate test in this number one New York Times best seller. There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and, most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old wounds and sets off a chain of events that will forever change the course of this young couple's marriage. Dramatic, heartbreaking, and surprising, this is a story about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child. While the novel picks up the tale of Lexie Darnell and Jeremy Marsh that started in True Believer and will delight fans of that novel, it stands on its own as one of Nicholas Sparks's most deeply moving love stories. At First Sight: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.
©2005 Nicholas Sparks (P)2019 Grand Central Publishing
Tras saber que el Turco baja por la costa con una peligrosa armada, Don Alonso Quijano, el caballero don Quijote de la Mancha, saldrá, una vez más, y con la oposición de su sobrina y de su ama, a una nueva batalla que empezará en la Mancha y terminará en. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
Public Domain (P)2016 Editorial Libervox
When the notorious Linch Gang strikes in Rough Creek, Missouri, deputy sheriff Jordan Tredwell finds himself with a big responsibility on his hands - find the Linch Gang and bring them to justice, all while stepping into the shoes of the former sheriff. Jordan pours himself into the task, putting everything else on hold - which worries his mother to no end. Afraid that Jordan will make himself sick - or put himself in great danger, she follows the lead of another local family and writes for a Mail Order Bride...on her sons behalf. Anabel Hayes is a strong, beautiful young woman from New York. Answering the call for a Mail Order Bride fills her head with dreams and fantasies - and at first sight, tall, handsome Sheriff Tredwell is exactly what she wants. But then she discovers it was his mother who wrote the letters. Even worse, Jordan is obsessed with his job and doesnt seem to have the least bit of interest in her or in marriage. Jordans mother keeps insisting that everything will work out for the best. But for Anabel, the situation seems insurmountable. Until something unexpected happens, changing everything....
©2020 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2021 Tica House Publishing LLC
National Book Award Finalist and New York Times best seller... Spectacular...[Téa Obreht] spins a tale of such marvel and magic in a literary voice so enchanting that the mesmerized reader wants her never to stop. (Entertainment Weekly) Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorkers 20 best American fiction writers under 40, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation. In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfathers recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with the deathless man. But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her - the legend of the tigers wife. Named one of the best books of the year by: The Wall Street Journal, O: The Oprah Magazine; The Economist; Vogue; Slate; Chicago Tribune; The Seattle Times; Dayton Daily News; Publishers Weekly; Alan Cheuse, NPRs All Things Considered. Stunning...a richly textured and searing novel. (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) [Obreht] has a talent for subtle plotting that eludes most writers twice her age, and her descriptive powers suggest a kind of channeled genius.... No novel [this year] has been more satisfying. (The Wall Street Journal) Filled with astonishing immediacy and presence, fleshed out with detail that seems firsthand, The Tigers Wife is all the more remarkable for being the product not of observation but of imagination. (The New York Times Book Review) That The Tigers Wife never slips entirely into magical realism is part of its magic.... Its graceful commingling of contemporary realism and village legend seems even more absorbing. (The Washington Post)
©2011 Tea Obreht (P)2011 Random House Audio
Frank Peretti thrills millions with his suspense-filled, best-selling inspirational Darkness series, which portrays unforgettable confrontations between angelic and demonic forces. The first book in the series, This Present Darkness, topped Christian fiction lists. Now, the great spiritual war continues in Piercing the Darkness. In the small town of Bacon's Corner, powerful demons are working to ensnare the souls of the townspeople. A woman has been murdered, the Christian school is under attack, and the town is divided by a legal struggle. As heavenly beings rally to aid the faithful, gigantic evil ones are on the alert, looking for any sign of weakness. Each fast-paced chapter of this novel is filled with vivid descriptions of angels and demons. And the trials of the believers are no less absorbing. Richard Ferrone's dramatic narration highlights each test of faith and truth.
©1989, 2003 Frank E. Peretti (P)2001 Recorded Books
A brilliantly imagined saga of honor, glory, and warfare, The Bone Ships is the epic launch of a new fantasy from David Gemmell Award-nominated RJ Barker. Two nations at war. One prize beyond compare. For generations, the Hundred Isles have built their ships from the bones of ancient dragons to fight an endless war. The dragons disappeared, but the battles for supremacy persisted. Now the first dragon in centuries has been spotted in far-off waters, and both sides see a chance to shift the balance of power in their favour. Because whoever catches it will win not only glory, but the war. Praise for The Bone Ships: "A vividly realized high-seas epic that pulls you deep into its world and keeps you tangled there until the very last word." (Evan Winter, author of The Rage of Dragons) "The Bone Ships is excellent. Aside from the standout writing, it's one of the most interesting and original fantasy worlds I've seen in years." (Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author) The Tide Child Trilogy The Bone Ships For more from RJ Barker, check out: The Wounded Kingdom Age of Assassins Blood of Assassins King of Assassins
©2019 RJ Baker (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Hey, hey, book lovers, take off those big thick glasses - this is Deadpool speaking! Sorry Marvel, somethin' happened to your copy guy. Anyway, this is my first prose novel, and they got this dude Stefan Petrucha to write it. He's good people. He's written novels and comics. But here's the thing: This book is about dogs. Dogs that turn into big nasty monsters. And then I gotta kill 'em. Thing is, I like killing people - the ones that deserve it, anyway - but I won't kill dogs. No way. So that's what we call a character dilemma. What - wait for the paperback? Who said that?! I'll gut you right now.... GraphicAudio® Production.
©2019 Marvel (P)2019 Marvel
"But the thing is," said Horley, "they didnt know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasnt about the makers. Only about the works." On a dark winter's night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection. What the two men don't know is that these pieces are connected in mysterious and improbable ways; and they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has travelled time and worlds. Philip Pullman is one of the most well-loved and admired British authors of the last few decades. He has written numerous novels for both adults and children, most notably the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy. The Collectors, written exclusively for Audible, serves as a great introduction to this series, while revealing a little something extra to fans of Lyra and her world. The Collectors is narrated by Bill Nighy, the Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning actor whose work on stage, screen, and radio has included Love Actually, the Pirates of the Caribbean series and a multitude of TV, stage, and radio appearances.
©2014 Philip Pullman (P)2014 Audible, Ltd
Hundreds of thousands were enthralled by the luminous voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Home is an entirely independent, deeply affecting novel that takes place concurrently in the same locale, this time in the household of Reverend Robert Boughton, Ames' closest friend. Glory Boughton, aged 38, has returned to Gilead to care for her dying father. Soon her brother, Jack - the prodigal son of the family, gone for 20 years - comes home too, looking for refuge and trying to make peace with a past littered with tormenting trouble and pain. Jack is one of the great characters in recent literature. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold a job, he is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton's most beloved child. Brilliant, lovable, and wayward, Jack forges an intense bond with Glory and engages painfully with Ames, his godfather and namesake. Home is a moving and healing book about families, family secrets, and the passing of the generations, about love and death and faith. It is Robinson's greatest work, an unforgettable embodiment of the deepest and most universal emotions.
©2008 Marilynne Robinson (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
From the simple setting of his own barber shop, Jayber Crow, orphan, seminarian, and native of Port William, recalls his life and the life of his community as it spends itself in the middle of the 20th century. Surrounded by his friends and neighbors, he is both participant and witness as the community attempts to transcend its own decline. And meanwhile Jayber learns the art of devotion and that a faithful love is its own reward.
©2001 Wendell Berry (P)2008 christianaudio.com
The USA TODAY best seller!
Inspired by the brave women of WWII, this is a moving and powerful novel of friendship, love and resilience for fans of My Name is Eva, The Alice Network and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
A story of love not a story of a war....
A daring WWII pilot who grew up among the clouds, Juliet Carons life was one of courage, adventure and a love torn apart by war. Every nook of her Cornish cottage is alive with memories just waiting to be discovered. Katherine Henderson has escaped to Cornwall for Christmas, but she soon finds there is more to her holiday cottage than meets the eye. And on the eve of Juliets 100th birthday, Katherine is enlisted to make an old ladys final Christmas wish come true....
Me Before You meets The English Patient in this stunning romantic historical novel.
©2019 Melanie Hudson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
The inspiring journey of The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight continues, carrying us to a new adventure and new spiritual truths that are now emerging in human awareness. In the remote snow-covered mountains near Tibet lies a community long thought to be a mere myth called Shambhala, or Shangri-La. Here, in this space, is knowledge that has been kept hidden for centuries - and an insight that can have profound impact on the way each of us lives our lives. Your search for Shambhala begins with the words of a child and the vision of an old friend. Those slender clues and a powerful synchronicity will lead to Kathmandu, Nepal, and then to Lhasa, Tibet. You will pass through regions where anger and compassion struggle for ascendancy, and arrive at a place where the stunning reality about human prayer-energy is about to be revealed.
©1999 by James Redfield, All Rights Reserved (P)16 9; 1999 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny. In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to begin again: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him. Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railway, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before - and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome lifes inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys: Are we where we want to be, doing what we want to do? Some books are read. Aleph is lived.
©2011 Paulo Coehlo (P)2011 Random House Audio
"A captivating start to what promises to be an epic post-apocalyptic fable" (Kirkus), The Book of Koli is the unforgettable story of a young boy struggling to find his place in a world where nature itself has turned against humanity. Everything that lives hates us.... Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable landscape. A place where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don't get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will. Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He believes the first rule of survival is that you don't venture too far beyond the walls. He's wrong. For more from M. R. Carey, check out: The Girl with All the Gifts Fellside The Boy on the Bridge Someone like Me By the same author, writing as Mike Carey: The Devil You Know Vicious Circle Dead Men's Boots Thicker Than Water The Naming of the Beasts
©2020 M. R. Carey (P)2020 Hachette Audio
A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone, set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere". Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.
©1980 Marilynne Robinson (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
Our lives, our half century. Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life, haunted by the hard logic of loss and by the echo of a gunshot in a basement room. She is an artist who has made a blood struggle for independence. Don DeLillo's mesmerizing novel opens with a legendary baseball game played in New York in 1951. The glorious outcome - the home run that wins the game is called the Shot Heard Round the World - shades into the grim news that the Soviet Union has just tested an atomic bomb. The baseball itself, fought over and scuffed, generates the narrative that follows. It takes the reader deeply into the lives of Nick and Klara and into modern memory and the soul of American culture - from Bronx tenements to grand ballrooms to a B-52 bombing raid over Vietnam. A generation's master spirits come and go. Lennny Bruce cracking desperate jokes, Mick Jagger with his devil strut, J. Edgar Hoover in a sexy leather mask. And flashing in the margins of ordinary life are the curiously connectecd materials of the culture. Condoms, bombs, Chevy Bel Airs and miracle sites on the Web. Underworld is a story of men and women together and apart, seen in deep clear detail and in stadium-sized panoramas, shadowed throughout by the overarching conflict of the Cold War. It is a novel that accepts every challenge of these extraordinary times - Don DeLillo's greatest and most powerful work of fiction.
©1997 Don DeLillo (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
It's the most wonderful time of the year...for rugged ranchers to fall in love! Diana Palmer spins two fan-favorite tales of love, joy, and happily ever after under the mistletoe. Winter Roses - Handsome rancher Stuart York was never one to mince words. Ivy Conley, his younger sister's best friend, found that out the hard way. During a night's stay at his Jacobsville ranch, Ivy wound up in Stuart's arms. Knowing she was too young for him, Stuart closed his heart to her. Now, years later, Ivy is determined to be treated like a grown woman. But can she tame the one man determined to avoid her embrace? Cattleman's Choice - Carson Wayne has come to Mandelyn Bush with the ultimate request: He needs her to teach him how to treat a lady. There's no doubt he asked the right person. Beautiful Mandelyn is as polished and feminine as Carson is rough and reclusive. It's too intriguing a challenge for Mandelyn to turn down. She's always been curious about what lies beneath the outlaw's hard shell. But what she didn't count on were her own feelings for the irresistible rebel.
©2015 Harlequin Books S.A (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
What if the one you've lost is the one person you need to find? Meaningful and moving, a beautiful story with life-affirming qualities. Perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly. Milly Brynes world came crashing down when she lost her beloved dad and boyfriend in a matter of weeks. Losing her dad has broken her family. Losing her soul mate made has made her give up on life and love. After swerving from stability to chaos to despair, Milly finally believes she has her life back on track when the unexpected return of a familiar face to Ireland throws her life once more into a spin. Milly is forced to decide if her new life is the one for her or if there is another path that will bring even greater riches of joy, excitement and fun into her world. Life just isnt worth living if your heart isnt in it.
©2020 Sian O'Gorman (P)2020 Boldwood Books
Le sacrifice de Samantha Watkins pour son ange gardien n'aura pas été vain puisqu'ils survivent tous les deux ; à quelques petites choses près... Outre la difficulté de s'adapter à sa nouvelle condition dans un monde vampirique qui n'accepte pas la faiblesse, Sam doit aussi prendre en compte le danger qu'elle encoure si les Grands découvrent ses origines, ainsi que la menace, plus mystérieuse, dont lui a parlé Léthalée au sujet de l'avenir de ses enfants. Au-delà de tous ces obstacles, Sam décide de prendre son destin en main en entreprenant le plus grand défi de sa vie, à savoir saper les fondations des dernières barrières entre elle et Phoenix, dont il ne tient qu'à lui de les faire céder totalement. Intense... Voilà la lecture qui vous attend avec ce troisième tome ancré dans l'émotion. Vibrez au rythme des aventures d'une héroïne qui plus que jamais, vous entraînera avec elle dans sa passion pour son ange de la nuit et vous fera découvrir ce qu'est l'Amour Absolu. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.
©2014 Aurélie Venem (P)2017 Audible Studios
When an explosion kills men and damages the CR Mining Company, the Bodens realize their troubles are not behind them as they thought. Shadowy forces are still working against them. Cole Boden finds himself caught between missing his time back East and all that New Mexico offers. Sure, he fights with his siblings now and then, but he does care for them. He enjoys running the mine and, when he's honest, he admits that Melanie Blake captures his interest in a way no other woman ever has. Melanie has been a friend to the Bodens forever. A cowgirl who is more comfortable with horses and lassoes than people, she never expected to find herself falling for someone. Particularly for refined Cole Boden, a Harvard graduate who may not stay long at the ranch. She's determined, however, to help the Bodens finally put an end to the danger that's threatened all of them. But will putting herself in harm's way be more dangerous than anyone expected?
©2017 Mary Connealy (P)2017 Recorded Books
In the spirit of Station Eleven and California, award-winning novelist Holly Goddard Jones offers a literary spin on the dystopian genre with this gripping story of survival and humanity about a group of adrenaline junkies who jump "the salt line". How far will they go for their freedom - once they decide what freedom really means? In an unspecified future, the United States' borders have receded behind a salt line - a ring of scorched earth that protects its citizens from deadly disease-carrying ticks. Those within the zone live safe, if limited, lives in a society controlled by a common fear. Few have any reason to venture out of zone, except for the adrenaline junkies who pay a fortune to tour what's left of nature. Those among the latest expedition include a pop star and his girlfriend, Edie; the tech giant Wes; and Marta, a seemingly simple housewife. Once out of the zone, the group find themselves at the mercy of deadly ticks - and at the center of a murderous plot. They become captives in Ruby City, a community made up of outer-zone survivors determined to protect their hardscrabble existence. As alliances and friendships shift among the hostages, Edie, Wes, and Marta must decide how far they are willing to go to get to the right side of the salt line.
©2017 Holly Goddard Jones (P)2017 Penguin Audio
Theo Montgomery grew up in a rich family where he had all the toys and trinkets money could buy. But his childhood was full of neglect, and he was bullied at school. Now he is an adult, he longs to find a soul mate. Someone who understands him. Someone who will love him unconditionally. Then, one day, Theo meets Anna Cole in a lift. Anna grew up in a care home and has always wanted to create the noisy family life she never had. She brings love and laughter into Theo's life. But she wants a baby, and Theo can't imagine bringing a child into this cruel world.... Theo and Anna are two damaged souls from two different worlds. Is their love for each other enough to let go of the pain of their pasts? Or will Anna and Theo break each other's hearts?
©2018 Amanda Prowse (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd
Meaningful, moving and magical - the classic best-selling love story. Everyone needs a guardian angel.... Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other's sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry's death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms, Gerry comes back to her. He's left her a bundle of notes, one for each of the months after his death, gently guiding Holly into her new life without him, each note signed PS, I Love You. As the notes are gradually opened, and as the year unfolds, Holly is both cheered up and challenged. The man who knows her better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. With some help from her friends, and her noisy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing - and being braver than ever before. Life is for living, she realises - but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you.
©2008 Cecelia Ahern (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Terence Heaton believes hell never find love. Not only are women in scarce supply in the frontier town of Little Rock, Arkansas, but all the girls stare at him like hes something mysterious and dangerous. He loved his Cherokee mother, yet the townsfolk never understood her. Except for his housekeeper Harriet, the women in town have labeled him an outcast. Lizzie Emmerson can never trust again. The man she loved turned his back on her when she fell pregnant, her parents rejected her, and now, shes left to raise her young son in the guts of New York City, alone. Little does Lizzie know that a Cherokee woman, thousands of miles away, will choose Lizzie to become her sons wife. She considers Lizzie her last gift to Terence. But with Harriets interference and Lizzies great secret, Terence might never be able to accept that gift.
©2020 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC
Mage Errant: Publisher's Pack contains books one and two of the Mage Errant series. Into the Labyrinth, book one Hugh of Emblin is, so far as he's concerned, the worst student that the Academy at Skyhold has ever seen. He can barely cast any spells at all, and those he does cast tend to fail explosively. If that wasn't bad enough, he's also managed to attract the ire of the most promising student of his year - who also happens to be the nephew of a king. Hugh has no friends, no talent, and definitely doesn't expect a mage to choose him as an apprentice at all during the upcoming Choosing. When a very unusual mage does choose him as apprentice, however, his life starts to take a sharp turn for the better. Now all he has to worry about is the final test for the first years - being sent into the terrifying labyrinth below Skyhold. Jewel of the Endless Erg, book two After surviving Skyhold's deadly labyrinth, Hugh and his friends are looking forwards to an uneventful summer. Their teacher, Alustin, has chartered a sandship for a training expedition into the vast sea of sand known as the Endless Erg, aiming for the wealthy and powerful desert city of Theras Tel. Hugh's happier than he's been in a long, long time, and he's quite excited for the fresh air, sunshine, and quiet. Of course, given Hugh's luck, their summer is going to be anything but quiet. They're about to be plunged into a morass of pirates, monsters, warring cults, flesh-tearing sandstorms, and a conspiracy against Indris Stormbreaker, the dragon queen of Theras Tel herself. At least Hugh's going to get plenty of fresh air and sunshine.
©2018 John Bierce (P)2019 Podium Publishing
Érase una vez un pueblo donde las noches eras largas y la muerte contaba su propia historia...En el pueblo vivía una niña que quería leer, un hombre que tocaba el acordeón y un joven judío que escribía cuentos hermosos para escapar del horror de la guerra. Al cabo de un tiempo, la niña se convirtió en una ladrona que robaba libros y regalaba palabras. Con estas palabras se escribió una historia hermosa y cruel que ahora ya es una novela inovidable. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2005 Markus Zusak (P)2014 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, S.A.U.
For Leah Otto, marrying Jude Shetler is a long-held dream come true. As a young girl, she was captivated by his good looks and talent as an auctioneer. When Jude, now a widower with three children, begins to court her, Leah doesn't hesitate. Other men may not appreciate her tomboy ways, but Jude values Leah's practical nature and her skill with the animals she tends, and both enter the marriage with joy and optimism. Three months later, Leah feels as if her world is coming down around her. Her twin teenage step-daughters, Alice and Adeline, are pushing boundaries and taking far too many risks, while five-year-old Stevie deeply misses his mother. Leah, more at ease in a barn tending her goats and chickens than in a kitchen, struggles with her housekeeping duties. Then a baby is abandoned on their doorstep, and Leah must search her soul. Caring for little Betsy fills her with renewed purpose and the strength to begin pulling her family together. With Jude's steadfast support, Leah finds that what she once thought of as a happy ending may be something even better - the beginning of a life rich in love, faith, and unexpected blessings.
©2018 Charlotte Hubbard (P)2018 Tantor
Barbara Gowdy's outrageous, hilarious, disturbing, and compassionate novel is about the Canary family, their immoderate passions and eccentricities, and their secret lives and histories. The deepest secret of all is harbored in the silence of the youngest daughter, Joan, who doesn't grow, who doesn't speak, but who can play the piano like Mozart though she's never had a lesson. Joan is a mystery, and in the novel's stunning climax her family comes to understand that each of them is a mystery, as marvelous as Joan, as irreducible as the mystery of life itself. In its compassionate investigation of moral truths and its bold embrace of the fractured nature of every one of its characters, Mister Sandman attains the heightened quality of a modern-day parable.
©1995 Barbara Gowdy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
He has a past shrouded in mystery, a skeleton sheathed in indestructible metal, unbreakable claws that can cut through almost anything, and a mutant healing factor that can mend virtually any wound. His friends call him Logan. The X-Men call him Wolverine. While visiting Japan, he is recruited to recover a stolen experimental drug, one that has the potential to be a true miracle cure for all human disease - or a sadistic means of enslaving the world. With every hour bringing mankind closer to tragedy, he embarks on a daring mission to identify the thieves and thwart their terrifying agenda. From the back alleys of Tokyo to the smugglers' coves of Brazil, from the opulent palaces of St. Petersburg to the war-torn villages of Africa, Logan's quest takes him from one deadly setting to the next. But his desperate last stand will test the limits of his abilities - and his courage - like never before.
©2006 David Mack and Marvel (P)2021 Marvel
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of Her Sisters Secret. Its the 1960s, and Jennifer Howells is a young woman with the world at her feet, just on the cusp of leaving her Welsh village for an exciting life in the city. Then the contents of an inconspicuous brown envelope turn Jennifers world upside down. But Jennifers experience with the excesses of '60s culture leaves her no closer to her true identity. She soon realises shell have to travel further - first to Cardiff, then across the ocean to Sicily - if she wants to find out who she really is....
©2020 Jan Baynham (P)2020 Soundings
Number-one New York Times Best Seller Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in this thrilling novel from best-selling author Timothy Zahn. I have sensed a disturbance in the Force. Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root - its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperors favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs - including the Death Star project - the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows its not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And theres more behind his royal command than either man suspects. In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitthrawnuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown...and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance - neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store. Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged - by a test of their allegiance to the Empire...and an enemy that threatens even their combined might. Praise for Thrawn: Alliances: Its a science fiction beach read in the best way, brisk and amusing, with some cool additions to the Star Wars galaxy. (Den of Geek) Like all of Zahns novels set in a galaxy far, far away, its an essential read for anyone looking for an artistically done adventure. (CNET)
©2018 Timothy Zahn (P)2018 Random House Audio
Exclusively written for Audible, only available in audio "I think Romeo and Juliet is the greatest, most tragic love story ever told. What David Hewson did with this script is so exciting to me. I really love the fact that he followed avenues that Shakespeare suggested but didn't necessarily detail in depth. If you want to immerse yourself in a warm bath of Garganega and the heat of Verona and hear a brilliant story about a young woman who is challenging the restraints of her time, listen to this audiobook, which has romance, poetry, politics, and humor to spare." (Narrator Richard Armitage) It's a story you think you know: the age-old tale of "star-cross'd lovers"; two families at war; a romance, so pure and absolute, fated for a tragic end. It's a story so thoroughly embedded in our culture, and so frequently retold. Yet, nothing captures the spark, the possibility, and the surprise of Shakespeare's work quite like this.... In Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, author David Hewson reworks and expands on the classic story so that it becomes something richer, something new and entirely its own. Much more than a simple love story, it is a brilliant examination of young versus old, hope against despair, and, for Juliet, the search for individual identity at a time when women were regarded as little more than chattel. An original production commissioned by Audible, Romeo and Juliet: A Novel marks the second pairing of David Hewson and actor Richard Armitage, whose previous partnership resulted in Audible's 2014 Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel. Hewson's talent for writing for audio is undeniable, and he finds his perfect vocal foil in Armitage, an actor of immense range and absorbing intensity. Together, they bring you a familiar story told in a surprising way - with an ending you might not expect. Bonus: Audiobook includes an afterword written and narrated by David Hewson.
©2016 David Hewson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
The second original novel in an Alien vs. Predator: Rage War series, continuing from Predator: Incursion as Colonial Marines units are being wiped out - and not by the Predators. This is an attack by organized armies of Aliens. Tim Lebbon is the New York Times best-selling author of the movie novelizations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, and a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.
©2016 Tim Lebbon (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
Jenny Gwyn has proven herself a survivor. Faced with destitution after the death of her father, she toughens her skin to become a highwaywoman in order to support her impoverished family. But one fatal mistake leads to her arrest, and the kings justice demands her death. Rather than beg for mercy, Jenny condemns the system that would have her choose between obeying the law and dying and breaking it for a chance to live. Her ferocity convinces the judge to spare her life, sentencing her and dozens of other convicts to a transport across the world to help settle England's newest colony in Australia. After being contained on a filthy ship and selling her body for protection, Jenny is horrified to learn that her struggles have only just begun. The harsh landscape of Sydney Cove isn't welcoming to its new settlers, and despite the lack of shackles, she and the others are still prisoners under the strict watch of Governor Edward Lockharty. Jenny refuses to submit to the governor or to the barren land. Determined to find a better life for herself and her children, she braves a sea journey of more than 3,000 miles in a small rowboat for a chance at a future worth fighting for. Based on the true story of Mary Bryant, an iconic figure in the foundational lore of Australia as Great Britain's penal colony, Fled is a sweeping, heart-wrenching account of one woman's lifelong search for freedom.
©2021 Meg Keneally (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Can you find love while living on the ruthless Frontier? Follow four passionate tales of finding happiness in the worlds most dangerous place. Mathew Jenkins knows loneliness better than anyone. Jenny Philips needs to escape her domineering uncle whos trying to sell her to the highest bidder. A mail-order bride ad brings these two tortured souls together, but a deadly conflict threatens to spoil their chance at happiness. Can the couple survive a bumpy trail to love and begin a new life together? Sheriff Jacob Benning dreams of only one thing: Being a father. When Rosa Casey answers his mail-order bride ad, that dream may become reality. But dangers of the Frontier hang over their happiness, seeking to destroy a relationship that has just started to blossom. Will Jacob and Rosa survive the dusty dangers to live happily ever after? Schoolteacher Dan Mavis believes the only way hell finally marry is if he mail-orders a wife. His elegant female colleague, Phoebe James, strongly disagrees. Just as Dan starts noticing the beautiful assistant, his mail-order bride shows up, ready to break the couple apart. Will Dan and Phoebes best chance for a happily-ever-after be ruined? Edward James never thought hed find love in Bear Creek, but everything changed the moment he met Morning Sun, a beautiful Sioux maiden. Morning Sun loves Edward with all her heart, but the call of the wilderness is strong. Amidst their troubles, the US military plans to ban her tribe to a reservation, separating the couple forever. Can their love survive the harshest of tests? In Bear Creek Brides: Books 1 - 4, youll find four exhilarating stories of how one brave act of venturing into the unknown can change your destiny. Dive deep into a world of love and passion: Buy this audiobook now.
©2020 Amelia Rose (P)2021 Amelia Rose
Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas. His wife and child had been lost to pre-civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri-men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge.
©2008 India Carter, LLC © 1976 by Forrest Carter; Copyright renewed 2001 © 1973 by Bedford Forrest Carter (P)2014 David N. Wilson
At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys.... Miller Stratton is a survivor. After a harrowing childhood of poverty, he will do anything it takes to find security for himself and his mom. Hes putting all his hopes and dreams in the fragile frame of his guitar and the beauty he creates with its strings and his soulful voice. Until Violet. No one expects to meet the love of their life at age 13. But the spunky rich girl steals Millers heart and refuses to give it back. Violet McNamaras life hasnt been as simple as it looks. Her picture-perfect family is not so perfect after all. Her best friend, Miller, is her one constant, and she is determined not to ruin their friendship with romantic complications. But the heart wants what it wants. As Millers star begins to rise to stratospheric heights, what will it take for Violet to realize that shes the girl in all of his love songs?
©2020 Emma Scott (P)2021 Podium Audio
Nicholas Sparks brings back two characters from his beloved best seller, True Believer, in this continuing saga of extraordinary love. There are few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: He'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away again after barely surviving one failed marriage; and most of all, never become a parent. Now, Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the birth of their daughter. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, an unsettling and mysterious message re-opens old wounds and sets off a chain of events that will forever change the course of this young couple's marriage.
©2005 Nicholas Sparks (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
THE LEGION HAS LANDED One-hundred men met the brutal standards of General Tyrus Rechs and became legionnaires. One-hundred men embarked on a suicide mission to retake New Vega from the Savages. One-hundred men stood up...for the galaxy. Performed by Stephen Lang (Avatar, Gods and Generals), Galaxy's Edge: The Hundred is the exciting conclusion to the Savage Wars trilogy as the Legion launches a desperate, brutal assault against the overwhelming forces of the Savage Alliance.
©2020 Galaxys Edge, LLC (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
After fulfilling a pledge to a dying friend, Zacharias Hamilton is finally free. No family entanglements. No disappointing those around him. Just the quiet bachelor existence he's always craved. Until fate snatches his freedom away when the baker of his favorite breakfast bun is railroaded by the city council. Despite not wanting to get involved, he can't turn a blind eye to her predicament...or her adorable dimples. Abigail Kemp needs a man's name on her bakery's deed. A marriage of convenience seems the best solution...if it involves a man she can control. That person definitely isn't the stoic lumberman who oozes silent confidence whenever he enters her shop. Control Zacharias Hamilton? She can't even control her pulse when she's around him. When vows are spoken, Abigail's troubles should be over. Yet threats to the bakery worsen, and darker dangers hound her sister. Can she put ever more trust in Zach without losing her dreams of independence?
©2019 Karen M. Witemeyer (P)2019 Recorded Books
In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate. Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At 36, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable...but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways. Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties - and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?
©2018 Nicholas Sparks (P)2018 Hachette Audio
Quenton Cassidy thought he had left his athletic career far behind as he built a successful professional career in south Florida. But as several personal tragedies and the wear and tear of life began to weigh upon him, he wonders if perhaps he hasn't given up a special part of his life too soon. His return to the world of competitive running is dramatic and revelatory to both the protagonist and the listener, as is his desperate, all-out attempt to make on last Olympic team.
©2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2010 John L. Parker Jr.
Eight years ago, when the Philistines stole and then surrendered the ark of the covenant back to the Israelites, Eliora left her Philistine homeland to follow the ark to the community of Kiryat Yearim. There, the family she was adopted into has guarded the ark at the top of a mountain in seclusion. Ronen is a Levite musician determined to return the ark to Shiloh, where his tribe believes it belongs. He never expected that the Philistine girl he rescued years ago would now be part of the very family he's tasked to deceive. As Ronen's attempts to charm Eliora lead them in unexpected directions, betrayal leaves Eliora with strained family ties and Ronen questioning his own loyalties. Ultimately, Eliora and Ronen are caught up in the battle for the soul of Israel and its future under the leadership of Samuel, the last judge before the era of the kings begins
©2020 Connilyn Cossette (P)2020 Recorded Books
A novel based upon the explosive Star Trek TV series! The USS Discoverys specialty is using its spore-based hub drive to jump great distances faster than any warp-faring vessel in Starfleet. To do this, Lieutenant Paul Stamets navigates the ship through the recently revealed mycelial network, a subspace domain Discovery can briefly transit but in which it cannot remain. After responding to a startling distress call originating from within the network, the Discovery crew find themselves trapped in an inescapable realm where they will surely perish unless their missing mycelial fuel is found or restored. Is the seemingly human man found alone and alive inside the network the Starfleet officer he claims to be, or an impostor created by alien intruders who hope to extract themselves from the mycelial plane at the expense of all lives aboard Discovery?
©2019 Dave Galanter (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
In this gritty and breathtaking conclusion to the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, the award-winning fantasy series, a young sorcerer must learn to wield his extraordinary powers to defeat two warring empires. In a battle of armies and sorcerers, empires will fall. After young Caldan's parents were slain, a group of monks raised the boy and initiated him into the arcane mysteries of sorcery. But when the Mahruse Empire was attacked and the lives of his friends hung in the balance, he was forced to make a dangerous choice. Now, as two mighty empires face off in a deadly game of supremacy, potent sorcery and creatures from legend have been unleashed. To turn the tide of war and prevent annihilation, Caldan must learn to harness his fearsome and forbidden magic. But as he grows into his powers, the young sorcerer realizes that not all the monsters are on the other side. And though traps and pitfalls lie ahead, and countless lives are at stake, one thing is certain: To save his life, his friends, and his world, Caldan must risk all to defeat a sorcerer of immense power. Failure will doom the world. Success will doom Caldan.
©2016 Mitchell Hogan (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
The rustic beauty of a country Christmas fills the Simple Gifts crafts shop, while the Amish residents of Willow Ridge pull together in uncertain times - and in the face of an unexpected homecoming. Nora Hooley's shop is abuzz with preparations for the holiday open house, and Rosalyn Riehl is handcrafting wreaths from evergreen boughs, pinecones, and other natural materials. The work is a welcome diversion for the only unmarried daughter of Cornelius Riehl. Her gruff dat has been receiving envelopes marked Past Due, leaving dutiful Rosalyn to manage the household's inexplicably shrinking budget. Then another distraction swaggers into Simple Gifts - blue-jeaned and leather-jacketed, with a reputation that precedes him. Marcus Hooley hightailed it to Willow Ridge on a wing and a prayer - not that he's the praying type. He rejected his Amish roots long ago. But behind the bad-boy attitude is a gifted horse trainer who's counting on some bent-but-not-broken family ties to throw him a lifeline. He can't erase his past, but a sparking attraction with strong, spirited Rosalyn holds the promise of a second chance...and of shedding light on shadowy secrets to build a bright tomorrow.
©2018 Charlotte Hubbard (P)2018 Tantor
An original novel based upon the explosive new Star Trek TV series on CBS All Access. Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators...and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races. To survive, he will need to seek a path of peace against all odds, and risk compromising the very ideals he has sworn to uphold....
©2018 James Swallow (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about 10 miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he'd caused, not find more of it. The moment he met Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweetness and innocence something that went deeper. Darker. Their relationship was built on secrets, their love built on lies. Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went. When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending. Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he's come to love to protect Shea and his family.
©2015 A. L. Jackson Books, Inc. (P)2015 Tantor
2019 Vogue Magazine Best Books of the Year 2019 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year "[Narrator Michael Stuhlbarg's] elegant performance and Aciman's sensitive writing keep things touching without ever being sentimental. Wonderful listening." (AudioFile magazine, Earphones Award winner) This program is read by Michael Stuhlbarg, the actor who played Professor Samuel Perlman in Luca Guadagnino's critically acclaimed film Call Me by Your Name. A bonus conversation between Michael Stuhlbarg and André Aciman is included at the end of the program. In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide best seller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting. No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary listeners about the nature of love than André Acimans haunting Call Me by Your Name. First published in 2007, it was hailed as a love letter, an invocation...an exceptionally beautiful book (Stacey DErasmo, The New York Times Book Review). Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much-loved, Academy Award-winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love. In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elios father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Samis plans and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.
©2019 André Aciman (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Abigail has driven other suitors away, but can Micah find a way to show her he cares? Abigail Kemp has managed to frighten off everyone who's ever driven her home from a singing. Sure, she will live to be an old maid. Abigail starts saving her money to buy a horse, so she can at least have some independence. Micah Zook is looking for a caregiver for his grandmother, and Abigail needs a new job. He never expected that Abigail would talk so much...or that his grandmother would keep finding ways to set the two of them up. Despite Abigail's constant chatter, she and Micah become friends - until Micah makes a decision that leaves Abigail feeling betrayed. With Christmas in their midst, can Micah find a way to reconcile with Abigail and to reveal what's on his heart?
©2015 Ruth Reid (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers
As juicy and enlightening as a page in Meghan Markle's diary. (InStyle) Presidential darling, Americas sweetheart, national rebel: Teddy Roosevelts swashbuckling daughter Alice springs to life in this raucous anthem to a remarkable woman. (Kate Quinn, New York Times best-selling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress) A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton.... Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing first daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves - oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements. But Washington, DC, is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman, it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon. As Alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it's no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument - and Alice intends to outlast them all.
©2019 Stephanie Marie Thornton (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge - impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician and the demons that lure her down the glittering but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before or how she ended up on her limo driver's couch.... Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he's vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery...they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch. Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expects the deep connection they feel or how that connection can grow so fast from friendship into something more.
©2016 Emma Scott (P)2017 Tantor
Woefield Farm is a sprawling thirty acres of scrub land, complete with dilapidated buildings and one half-sheared, lonely sheep named Bertie. Its run - in the loosest possible sense of the word - by Prudence Burns, an energetic, well-intentioned twenty-something New Yorker full of back-to- the-land ideals, but without an iota of related skills or experience. Prudence, who inherited the farm from her uncle, soon discovers that the bank is about to foreclose on Woefield Farm, which means that Prudence has to turn things around, fast. But fear not! Shell be assisted by Earl, a spry seventy-something, banjo-playing foreman with a distrust of newfangled ideas and a substantial family secret; Seth, the alcoholic, celebrity-blogging boy-next-door, who hasnt left the house since a scandal with his high-school drama teacher; and Sara Spratt, a highly organized eleven-year-old looking for a home for her prizewinning chickens, including one particularly randy fellow soon to be christened Alec Baldwin. Full of offbeat charm and characters you wont soon forget, The Woefield Poultry Collective is a heartwarming novel about learning how to take on a challenge, facing your fears, and finding friendship in the most unlikely of places. With alternating narratives, Susan Juby shows how a team of misfits can find acceptance and success, even with - and sometimes in spite of - their highly unorthodox approach.
©2011 Susan Juby (P)2011 HarperCollins Canada
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Fall: The Crimson Shadow comes a compelling and suspenseful tale of politics and power set in the universe of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Elim Garak has ascended to Castellan of the Cardassian Union...but despite his soaring popularity, the imminent publication of a report exposing his peoples' war crimes during the occupation on Bajor looks likely to set the military against him. Into this tense situation come Dr. Katherine Pulaski - visiting Cardassia Prime to accept an award on behalf of the team that solved the Andorian genetic crisis - and Dr. Peter Alden, formerly of Starfleet Intelligence. The two soon find themselves at odds with Garak and embroiled in the politics of the prestigious University of the Union, where a new head is about to be appointed. Among the front-runners is one of Cardassia's most respected public figures: Professor Natima Lang. But the discovery of a hidden archive from the last years before the Dominion War could destroy Lang's reputation. As Pulaski and Alden become drawn into a deadly game to exonerate Lang, their confrontation escalates with Castellan Garak - a conflicted leader treading a fine line between the bright hopes for Cardassia's future and the dark secrets still buried in its past.
©2016 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2017 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All rights reserved.
Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mount Sinai. When the people rebel by worshipping a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to assist a midwife. When the experience awakens a new desire in her, she defies her mother's wish for her to continue in the family weaving trade and pursues her heart's calling as an apprentice midwife. But when a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself in an impossible situation and bound to a man who betrayed her. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira comes face to face with the long-hidden pain of her past. Can she let go of all that has defined her to embrace who she truly is and believe in a hopeful future?
©2016 Connilyn Cossette (P)2017 Tantor
Blood in the Snow... Mountain men are skilled at survival. Preacher, the greatest of all those warriors of the forest, will kill anything-beast or man-that threatens his survival. Ten years ago, he taught this violent lesson to gun-crazed Ezra Pease when he ran the outlaw out of town. But Pease and his trail-scum gang are back - shooting up trouble and crossing the Big Empty to nail Preacher's hide to a tree. So Preacher's riding out to teach Pease one final lesson. But it could be too late because Pease's vicious dealings have fired up an all-out Indian war. Now, with hard-riding death on both sides, Preacher and some old friends called Beartooth, Dupre, and Nighthawk are heading straight into lead-flying, scalp-slashing hell...
©1995 William W. Johnstone (P)2019 Tantor
From best-selling author Julianne MacLean comes a special holiday novella in her popular Color of Heaven series, where people are affected by real life magic and miracles that change everything they once believed about life and love. Claire Radcliffe has been blessed with a wonderful life - a loving husband, a fulfilling career, and a perfect house in a charming historic neighborhood. But with each Christmas that passes, the one thing she longs for most of all continues to elude her, and before long, her life doesn't seem so perfect anymore. When yet another holiday season approaches and her marriage suffers the worst possible blow, Claire must learn to have faith in destiny, and allow herself to believe that miracles can happen to anyone - especially at Christmastime. Heartwarming and inspiring, The Color of a Christmas Miracle is the tale of one woman's journey to find happiness, and to learn the power of forgiveness and redemption on the path to true love.
©2016 Julianne MacLean (P)2016 Julianne MacLean
Mason James is the responsible one who stayed behind to run the ranch while his brother, Rock, took off to play professional hockey. Women have used him before to get to his brother - and Mason intends never to get burned again. But after he meets quirky Tessa Kane at his brother's wedding, Mason discovers he's ready to take a chance on love. Tessa Kane is a reporter on the verge of losing a job she desperately needs - unless she's clever enough to snag a story on the famous Rockford James. But when she falls for her subject's brother, she's caught between a rock and a hard-muscled cowboy. What will happen when Mason finds out who she really is? Contains mature themes.
©2018 Jennie Marts (P)2018 Tantor
The brand-new novel from the best-selling author Miranda Dickinson. Their love story started with goodbye.... Well meet again at St Pancras station, a year from today. If were meant to be together, well both be there. If were not, it was never meant to be.... Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station in London. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasnt part of the plan. So they make a promise: to meet again in the same place in 12 months' time if they still want to be together. But is life ever as simple as that? This is a story of what-ifs and maybes - and how one decision can change your life forever....
©2020 Miranda Dickinson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
A previously unknown translation of an ancient grimoire, the Darkhold, has been unearthed by archaeologists in South America. But this chilling discovery will have far-reaching effects. Halfway across the globe, the Darkhold is relentlessly pursued by the Cabal of Scrier, an organization devoted to achieving ultimate power through whatever means necessary. And it is through their actions that a darkness from beyond the grave will return to haunt the Spectacular Spider-Man in the form of one of the most frightening and dangerous foes he's ever encountered....
©2020 Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Marvel (P)2020 Marvel
All his life, Moon roamed the Three Worlds, a solitary wanderer forced to hide his true nature - until he was reunited with his own kind, the Raksura, and found a new life as consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. But now a rival court has laid claim to him, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. Beset by doubts, Moon must travel in the company of strangers to a distant realm where he will finally face the forgotten secrets of his past, even as an old enemy returns with a vengeance. The Fell, a vicious race of shape-shifting predators, menaces groundlings and Raksura alike. Determined to crossbreed with the Raksura for arcane purposes, they are driven by an ancient voice that cries out from
The Siren Depths.
©2012 Martha Wells (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
All's fair in love and potatoes. Melody Brightly. Broadway Star. Pink hair. A smile that hits me harder than a slap shot. Terrible taste in hockey teams. Full of secrets. The one woman I fail to defend my heart against. Jase Donnelly. Defenseman. Charming. Sexy as puck. Makes my hormones give a standing ovation. The one guy I can never be with, but can't stay away from. Our sexy as puck hero may have helped name The Coven, but he's about to meet his match in PUCK PERFORMANCE - BTU Alumni #4. He might exaggerate so much he'll end up in the sin bin and there's a chance she'll burst into song, but they'll have you laughing and speaking in shouty capitals. No potatoes were harmed in this HEA-guaranteed interconnected stand-alone.
©2020 Alley Ciz (P)2021 Alley Ciz
My veil is gone, and I need it back. Stuck in the lethal Outer Rings of Glacium, I must fight to survive. And not just that; my true identity must remain the gravest of secrets. No one can find out I'm the Tatuma of Osolis - the princess of their enemy world - especially now I know why I've been veiled my entire life. I have to believe I can do it, because only then can I continue the search for Prince Kedrick's murderer and navigate my way back to King Jovan's castle. Has my mother refused Jovan's peace offers and declared war? Do my brothers and Aquin know I'm alive? Who are my enemies, and who are my friends? Nothing is certain. Though...if I think about it, nothing has been certain in a long time. Warning: Cliff-hanger ending. Recommended for mature young adults due to swearing and mild sexual content.
©2016 Kelly St. Clare (P)2017 Podium Publishing
From the author of The Unrequited comes an unconventional tale of coming of age. He was an artist. She was his muse. To everyone in town, Abel Adams was the devil's spawn, a boy who never should have been born. A monster. To 12-year-old Evie Hart, he was just a boy with golden hair, soft t-shirts and a camera. A boy who loved taking her picture and sneaking her chocolates before dinner. A boy who made her feel special. Despite her family's warnings, she loved him in secret for six years. They met in empty classrooms and kissed in darkened church closets. Until they couldn't. Until the time came to choose between love and family, and Evie chose Abel. Because their love was worth the risk. Their love was the stuff of legend. But the thing about legends is that they are cautionary tales. They are made of choices and mistakes. And for Abel and Evie, the artist and the muse, those mistakes come in the form of lights, camera, sex.
©2018 Saffron A. Kent (P)2018 Oh My Audiobooks
The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system's edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in danger of losing the war. For battle-weary staff sergeant Andrew Grayson and the ragged forces of the North American Commonwealth, the fight for survival is entering a catastrophic new phase. Forging an uneasy alliance with their Sino-Russian enemies, the NAC launches a hybrid task force on a long shot: a stealth mission to breach the Lanky blockade and reestablish supply lines with Earth. Plunging into combat against a merciless alien species that outguns, outmaneuvers, and outfights them at every turn, Andrew and his fellow troopers could end up cornered on their home turf, with no way out and no hope for reinforcement. And this time the struggle for humanity's future can end only in either victory or annihilation.
©2015 Marko Kloos (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Alors que jusque-là je marchais normalement sur ce que je pensais être mon propre chemin, voilà que soudain celui-ci a disparu sous mes pas, et c'est comme si j'avançais simplement dans un espace vide sans connaître de direction, sans plus aucune sensation. Une jeune fille a disparu. Une jeune fille dont le narrateur avait entrepris de faire le portrait. Une jeune fille aux yeux comme une flamme gelée. Une jeune fille qui l'intrigue et qui pourrait être liée à Menshiki. Il va rendre visite au vieux peintre Tomohiko Amada. Là, dans la chambre d'hôpital, apparaît le Commandeur. Le Commandeur est prêt à offrir sa vie pour que la jeune fille soit retrouvée. Il faut faire revivre la scène du tableau, le Commandeur doit être poignardé. Le narrateur lui plante un couteau dans le cur. Une trappe s'ouvre dans un coin de la chambre. Un personnage étrange en surgit, qui l'invite à entrer dans le passage souterrain. Le début d'un périple qui va conduire le narrateur au-devant des forces du mal... Deuxième livre d'une uvre exceptionnelle, dans la lignée du monumental 1Q84, un roman somme, ambitieux, profond. Deux tomes pour une odyssée initiatique étrange, inquiétante, envoûtante, où le maître Murakami dévoile ses obsessions les plus intimes.
©2017/2018 Titre original : KISHIDANCHÔ GOROSHI (KILLING COMMENDATORE). Utsurou metaphor (Moving metaphor) publié par Shinchosha, Tokyo / Haruki Murakami. Tous droits réservés / Belfond, un département Place des Éditeurs, pour la traduction française. (P)2018 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche. Traduit par Hélène Morita
A classic Western tale of good versus evil and justice versus vengeance, set in the hostile environs of 1873 Texas. In this compelling adventure, Clay Barlow's idyllic way-of-life, in the Texas Hill Country, is shattered when he returns home to find his family savagely murdered. Clay must find the strength to grow beyond his 17 years. After burying his loved ones, his search for justice takes him to the Rio Bravo and into Mexico. On his quest, he'll face death, find love, and strive to conquer his youth and inexperience. Will he live long enough to learn? Is he prepared to take a life? Did his retired, deputy sheriff father teach him enough to survive against experienced killers? Ride with Clay Barlow. Experience his fears, his failures, and his successes, as he seeks to bring the killers of his family to justice, and become a man, along the way.
©2016 Donald L. Robertson (P)2020 Tantor
From a master of family dynamics comes this vivid tale of two misfits who find each other while stumbling toward their own true identities. In 1958, eight-year-old Danny Lim has been sent to buy cigarettes for his father, when he realizes that he has lost the money. Frantic, he rushes through Vancouver's Chinatown and behind a nightclub, where he sees Miss Val, a long-time burlesque dancer. Danny is enraptured with her sequined garters and silk robe, and Val, touched by his fascination, gives him a pack of cigarettes and her silk belt. Years later, Danny spends his days working as a wedding photographer and his nights cruising Stanley Park, far away from the home where his parents and sister live. He realizes that the key to understanding himself and his family lies in his connection to Miss Val, and he is determined to find her. Before she became the Siamese Kitten, a major player on the North American circuit, Miss Val was Valerie Nealy, a feisty girl growing up in a rundown house beside the Fraser River. But to find the stardom she thought she wanted, she had to make a series of seemingly irrevocable decisions. Set mostly during an unseasonably hot summer in Vancouver, in 1982, when HIV/AIDS was spreading rapidly, The Better Mother brims with undeniable tragedy, but resounds with the power of friendship, change and truth. It will cement Jen Sookfong Lee's reputation as one of this country's finest young novelists.
©2011 Jen Sookfong Lee (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
A "suspenseful, atmospheric tale...punctured by a gut-punch twist" (Entertainment Weekly), A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is a story of survival, courage, and hope amid the ruins of our world. My name's Griz. I've never been to school, I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away. But we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other and our dogs. Then the thief came. "This unputdownable story has everything - a well-imagined post-apocalyptic world, great characters, incredible suspense, and, of course, the fierce love of some very good dogs." (Kirkus, starred review)
©2019 C. A. Fletcher (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Desert Rescue With his K-9s help, can he save the son he didnt know existed? Rescuing a kidnapped child is part of the job for search-and-rescue K-9 handler Patrick Sanders - but this time its his son. Now Patrick and his furry partner must work with his high school love, Jennie Wilcox, to shield the little boy he just learned about. But with someone targeting them, will Patrick and Jennie survive to face their painful past and become a family? Trailing a Killer A killer with an explosive agenda...and a K-9 and determined detective on the case. In a hurricanes aftermath, Detective Erin Jeffries is stunned when she and her search-and-rescue K-9, Alcee, uncover a collapsed buildings only survivor - her long-ago ex Cody Elbourne. And its quickly clear that the disaster was no accident. Now only Cody can identify the man who set the explosives that killed his grandfather...and Erin must stop the killer dead set on silencing him. Mountain Survival An injured victim has disappeared.... Can a park ranger and her K-9 find him? When search-and-rescue Park Ranger Autumn Mercer and her K-9 partner, Sherlock, meet a stranger in the mountains whose brother is injured, they drop everything to help. But all they find where Derek Peterson last saw his sibling is a trail of blood - and men who want them dead. With gunmen closing in, can Autumn and Derek survive long enough to save his brother? From Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith. K-9 Search and Rescue
©2021 Lisa Phillips, Carol J. Post, and Christy Barritt (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The main character in this short story is Gabriel Conroy and the entire short story takes place during his attendance at a holiday party, annually thrown by his aunts. Near the end of the party Gabriel sees his wife, Gretta, in a new and expanded way at the same moment when she is reminiscing on a song being sung at the party. Listen as James Joyce weaves harsh realities back into this story, as is characteristic with other stories in this series, "Dubliners".
©2018 James Joyce (P)2018 AB Books
**Award Winning Novel** Fourteen-year-old football phenom Andy McDonald was supposed to dominate high school football. Yet, just before the school year started, Andys family suffered a tragedy. His father, Jerry McDonald, was involved in a car crash on his way home from work.... He did not make it. The doctor in charge of organ transplants, Doctor Yang, wanted to transplant Jerrys kidneys into two people who needed a kidney. Since Jerry registered himself as an organ donor, this was possible. Before taking Jerrys kidneys, Doctor Yang wanted to get approval from the family. Andys mother wanted her son to make the final decision. Now facing a decision that would confirm the loss of his father (in his mind), Andy would soon find out this decision would not be the biggest of his life....
©2020 Titan Frey (P)2021 Kingston Publishing Company
Animal-loving Samantha Jones is on a mission to live the dream. When best friend Abby has a beautiful baby boy, Sams priorities change, and she realises she wants more from her life. Uninspired with her dull day job, Sam plans to expand Purbeck Pooches, her seaside pet-sitting business, into a full-time career and embarks on a mission to find her perfect man. Sam soon hits trouble. Her boss accuses her of moonlighting. The perfect man is frustratingly elusive, and her parents make a shocking revelation. The odds are stacking up against her, but Sam finds that sometimes when you reach for the moon, you get a handful of glittering stars thrown in for free.
©2020 Della Galton (P)2020 Boldwood Books
You want me to write a list? Like a shopping list?' Gwendolyn nodded. 'Exactly. But for what you want from a man, not ASDA. Florence Fairfax isnt lonely. She loves her job at the little bookshop in Chelsea and her beloved cat Marmalade keeps her company at night. She might have been single for quite a while well, forever actually, if anyones asking but shes perfectly happy, thank you. And then Florence meets eccentric love coach Gwendolyn, and everything changes. When Gwendolyn makes Florence write a wish list describing her perfect man, Florence refuses to take it seriously. Finding someone who likes cats, has the sexual athleticism of James Bond and can overlook her counting habit? Impossible! Until, later that week, a handsome blond man asks for help in the bookshop.... Rory seems to fit the list perfectly. But is he the one, or simply too good to be true? Florence is about to find out that her criteria for Mr Right arent as important as she thought and that perhaps shes been looking for love in all the wrong places....
©2020 Sophia Money-Coutts (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
From the author of the New York Times best seller Once a Runner - "the best novel ever written about running" (Runner's World) - comes that novel's prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and '60s on Florida's Gold Coast. Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee", a well-known eccentric who lives off the land. In junior high school, quite by chance, Cassidy discovers an ability to run long distances, but his real dream is to be a basketball star. Still, Cassidy absorbs Nelson's view of running as a way of relating to and interacting with the natural world. Though he is warned of Nelson's checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as superstitious gossip - until his small town is stunned by the disappearance of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy's loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition. John Parker's prequel to the New York Times best seller Once a Runner vividly captures how a runner is formed and the physical endurance, determination, and mind-set he develops on the way to becoming a champion. Racing the Rain is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all.
©2015 John L. Parker (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Its November 3, 2020, and Emma McMasters has just been elected the 46th president of the United States. Shes facing a divided Congress and nation, allies that no longer trust America, enemies that have been emboldened, and the legacy of destruction left by the last administration. She must rebuild and reestablish trust in government, in the media, and in the electoral system, all the while carrying the mantle of first female president, and along with it, the hopes and dreams of millions of women and little girls who need her to prove that a woman can get the job done. Palmer Estes has devoted her life and her career to the military, rising to become the highest-ranking female officer in the US Army. An enigmatic, battle-tested hero, shes the perfect choice to brief the new president on one last, urgent, highly sensitive mission before she retires. Two strong women, both driven to serve the country they love, neither prepared for the sparks that fly between them.
©2020 Lynn Ames (P)2020 Lynn Ames
Welcome to a place of unconditional love and unexpected blessings. When widow Rose Schrock turns her Amish farmhouse into a bed and breakfast, she expects there might be problems. The reaction of her cantankerous mother-in-law for one. Disapproval from the church for another. But what she doesnt expect is that the guests at the Inn at Eagle Hill will spill their problems into her life and into her heart. She also never expects the kind of help and support she gets from Galen King, the quiet and rugged horse trainer next door. Love, Rose discovers, can bloom in the most unexpected ways. With inspiration from a true story and her signature plot twists, best-selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a fresh story of simple pleasures and strong faith in a complex world.
©2013 Suzanne Woods Fisher (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Returned to Earth, Ellen Ripley learns that a colony has been established on LV-426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo found the original Alien. But contact with the colonists has been lost, so she must accompany a unit of colonial marines to discover their fate. And to destroy any Aliens found on the planet known as Acheron. This is a groundbreaking sequel by science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster, with the wonderful characters and rapid-fire action that make Aliens one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.
©2014 Alan Dean Foster (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
National Book Critics Circle, Fiction, 2009 Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaños life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresaa fictional Juárezon the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared.
©2004 the heirs of Roberto Bolaño (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The cliche in love stories is that the good girl falls for the bad boy who smells of leather and exhaust from his motorcycle, and at the end of the day love conquers all. The stories make it seem so easy. Life, on the other hand, makes it hard. The awful truth is: sometimes love leaves you in ruins. Elias Black may have had a sleeve of tattoos and grown up on the wrong side of the tracks, but he didn't have a true bad bone in his body. I loved him from the moment he kissed me, when I knew I no longer owned my heart, until the world pulled us apart. And then I wanted nothing more than to unlove him, and he wanted nothing more than to unlove me. I was just a girl who fell in love with a boy who fell in love with me until....
©2018 Stevie J. Cole (P)2019 Tantor
Book 2 of The Realms, and the sequel to the best-selling fantasy LitRPG novel Barrow King. "I cannot believe that idiotic plan worked." The only thing Gryph wanted when he entered the Realms was to find his missing sister. Then he pissed off a power-hungry god, got stuck in the undead hell dungeon known as the Barrow and nearly had his soul consumed. Then things trended upwards, and with the help of a ragtag group of companions, Gryph escaped to a verdant paradise of magic and wonder. But when his exposed secrets lead to betrayal and murder, Gryph is forced to accept an insane quest or his new friends will face the headsman's axe. Now, to stop a world-conquering zealot from capturing an ancient weapon of incredible power, Gryph must become the one thing he never wanted to be, a leader. Standing in his way are a group of crazed cultists, an army of deadly magical machines, and friends who no longer trust him. And he is still no closer to saving his sister. The Lost City is the sequel to the breakout LitRPG hit Barrow King, an overflowing cauldron of leveling, world building, humor, and action. Click "Buy" and continue your quest into the number one best-selling Epic GameLit Fantasy series. WARNING: Welcome to your new favorite genre. LitRPG/GameLit is genre that incorporates gaming elements from tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder with epic RPG video games like The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and MMO's like World of Warcraft and sets them in a fantasy or science fiction setting. It generally has leveling, skill progressions, crafting, and base building. If you're newto LitRPG or GameLit, then The Realms is the perfect place to start. Prepare to lose sleep. You have been warned. The Realms - An Epic LitRPG/GameLit Fantasy Series. Suggested Listening Order: Order* - Barrow King - The Lost City - Killing Time - Dead Must Die (A Side Quest) - Scourge of Souls - The Forsaken God - Chaos Rising - The Ravaged Land (Coming Soon)
©2018 C.M. Carney (P)2018 C.M. Carney
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in his groundbreaking Alien adventure. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. But it is actually a dark, dangerous world.
©2017 Alan Dean Foster (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Poco Bueno is the story of every mans fantasy - escaping the life-numbing prison of his nine-to-five existence. Stokes is a 31-year-old executive in the lucrative Texas oil business. His marriage to the boss daughter is on the skids, and his true love - an over-restored 70-foot Hatteras fishing yacht - has him panicking in debt. Following his heart and the naked truth of his fun-loving boat captain and sidekick JP, the two fishing buddies throw caution to the wind and head out on a quest for genuine adventure and meaning. Like the ever-churning margarita blender onboard the boat, Poco Bueno serves up a potent mix of 30-something male angst, bikini-clad willful women, testosterone-fueled antics, and off-the-charts fishing. Based on the very private, but oh-so-real, million-dollar Port OConnor Offshore Invitational Fishing Tournament held off the coast of Texas, this book might very well be the next great American Western, albeit a watery one! Yes, this is a novel about fishing - fishing in one of its most savage and primordial forms - but it is really a story about the ultimate inevitability of what life serves up and our ability to eat well at the feast.
©2021 Chris Parks (P)2021 Chris Parks
A hidden message, treachery, opposition, and a God-given success, will lead to an unlikely bounty. The scribe Sarah married Darius, and at times she feels as if she has married the Persian aristocracy too. But there is another thing she did not expect in her marriage - Sarah has grown to love her husband. She has wealth, property, honor, and power, yet securing her husband's love seems unattainable. And though Darius has been on numberless battlefields facing fierce enemies, he finds himself standing before Sarah with a fear he has never felt before - just because he wishes to express the truth to his wife.
©2013 Moody Publishers (P)2014 Oasis Audio
An inspiring new family saga by New York Times best-selling author Jude Deveraux Two headstrong sisters are bound by tradition but long to forge their own path. Its 1972, and times are changing. In the small farming community of Mason, Kansas, Vera and Kelly Exton are known for their ambitions. Vera is an activist who wants to join her boyfriend in the Peace Corps. But she is doing her duty caring for her widowed mother and younger sister until Kelly is firmly established. Kelly is studying to become a veterinarian. She plans to marry her childhood sweetheart and eventually take over his fathers veterinary practice. But its a tumultuous time, and neither sister is entirely happy with the path thats been laid out for her. As each evaluates her options, everything shifts. Do you do whats right for yourself or what others want? By having the courage to follow their hearts, these women will change lives for the better, and the effects will be felt by the generations that follow. Meant to Be delivers an emotional, smart, funny, and wise lesson about the importance of being true to yourself.
©2021 Jude Deveraux (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
When pandemic meets politics, the US fractures. Unite to survive. Post pandemic, politics and social divisions of the past still cost lives. A supremacist army, Right Nation, surrounds the integrated community of the Orchard, and lay siege to its inhabitants. Winner: Best Social Political, Best Sci-Fi, Best New Adult Finalist: Action Adventure - Beverly Hills Literary Awards, Finalist - Readers View Literary Awards
©2019 Edwin B. Neill (P)2020 Edwin B. Neill
A New York Times, Time, GQ, Vulture, and Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Year
One of Barack Obama's Favourite Books of the Year
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award
Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize
Winner of the Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award
From the award-winning author of 10:04 and Leaving the Atocha Station, a tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century, hailed by Maggie Nelson as Ben Lerner's "most discerning, ambitious, innovative, and timely novel to date."
Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of 97. His mother, Jane, is a famous feminist author; his father, Jonathan, is an expert at getting "lost boys" to open up. They both work at a psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world. Adam is a renowned debater, expected to win a national championship before he heads to college. He is one of the cool kids, ready to fight or, better, freestyle about fighting if it keeps his peers from thinking of him as weak. Adam is also one of the seniors who bring the loner Darren Eberheart - who is, unbeknownst to Adam, his father's patient - into the social scene, to disastrous effect.
Deftly shifting perspectives and time periods, The Topeka School is the story of a family, its struggles and its strengths: Jane's reckoning with the legacy of an abusive father, Jonathan's marital transgressions, the challenge of raising a good son in a culture of toxic masculinity. It is also a riveting prehistory of the present: the collapse of public speech, the trolls and tyrants of the New Right, and the ongoing crisis of identity among white men.
©2019 Ben Lerner (P)2019 McClelland & Stewart
L A Cotton's emotional, angsty, rock star romance continues with Levi Hunter's story... Working for Americas hottest rock band should be a dream come true for Phoebe Halstead. And it would be, if it wasnt for lead singer Levi Hunter. Tortured... Brooding... Broken. Hes everything she should stay away from. Unfortunately for Phoebe, shes exactly the kind of girl Levi needs. The light to his dark. The calm to his storm. He wants to be worthy of her; she knows hell never change. Everyone knows the greatest love stories end one of two ways...with a happily-ever-after or in heartache and ruin.
©2020 L A Cotton (P)2021 L A Cotton
Los Angeles, California: Clem Jasper is a trust fund kid with a world famous rock musician for a father. When he dies suddenly (playing ping pong) she discovers he's left her a strange legacy: a series of letters that take her on a mysterious road trip around California. Ignoring her aunt's suggestion that she pitch the trip as a reality show, she embarks on her own to discover just what it was that her father meant her to find. What secret could be so powerful that he had to die before telling her? With a voice reminiscent of Rainbow Rowell, Dutton's Driftwood is a surprising, poignant, and funny debut. Dutton perfectly captures the mythology of California with this bright and unusual take on the freedom of the open road, the power of music, and what it means, even in the midst of grief, to be a family. Fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Run River, and Killing Yourself to Live will find much to savor here.
©2014 Elizabeth Dutton (P)2014 Audible Inc.
A novel of the devout young woman who became the unwilling object of King Henry VIII's ardor - and the mother of his only son. In this third book in the epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed historian and best-selling author brings new insight to this dramatic story, showing how pure fear for her life determined Jane Seymour's actions. Twenty-five-year-old Jane Seymour wants nothing more than to become a nun. But her ambitious father has forced her to live at court as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon, a fellow Catholic whom she soon comes to love and admire. So Jane is appalled when King Henry shunts Katherine aside in his lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn, but even more so when he takes Anne's life in his rush to wed - Jane herself! Unwilling to marry but terrified to resist Henry's advances for fear she might share Anne's fate, and propelled by her family, Jane becomes queen of England a mere 10 days after Anne's execution. She knows she must produce a male heir without fail. Her very life depends on it.
©2018 Alison Weir (P)2018 Recorded Books
The number one best-selling western novel from Randall Dale This is the first book in a brand new Western series from award-winning author Randall Dale. Ride with United States Marshal Branson Hawk! This series opens with an attempt on Marshal Hawk's life by an unknown gunman, along with a mysterious telegram from Wichita, written to the would-be killer, and a second telegram with the name of Hawk's sworn enemy, Deputy James Cartwell, on it as another target for assassination. Wichita holds memories for both of the targets of the "hit," and even though they hate each other, they reluctantly join forces to hunt down the person who ordered the hit on them. Their pursuit takes them on many adventures together, occasionally getting sidetracked to chase down bank robbers and murderers such as Blackjack Parmeter. The result is that their dislike for each other turns into reluctant respect, along with some surprising Wichita connections to their past lives and families.
©2019 Randall Dale (P)2020 Tantor
From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time. In Mitch Albom's newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. He returns to our world--now dominated by the hour-counting he so innocently began--and commences a journey with two unlikely partners: one a teenage girl who is about to give up on life, the other a wealthy old businessman who wants to live forever. To save himself, he must save them both. And stop the world to do so. Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it and how precious it truly is.
©2012 Mitch Albom, Inc. (P)2012 Hyperion
After Elizabeth's family is taken by disease, she is taken in by Calvin and Mary, working long hours in their bakery. Life is good until Mary dies, leaving Elizabeth alone with Calvin, where beatings become part of Elizabeth's daily life.
As she suffers misery day after day, she dreams of running away but knows she will be brought back, with even more severe punishments. As her despair deepens, she meets Simon, and her life looks a little brighter. But when Elizabeth tells Simon about the horrible life she is leading, Simon vanishes.
A distraught Elizabeth knows she must run. A life on the streets is surely better than a battered life. As she finds work as a scullery maid, Simon unexpectedly comes back into Elizabeth's life, letting her know that he has never forgotten her. But tragedy soon strikes, turning Elizabeth's life upside down, sending her back to the cold streets of London.
Can Elizabeth overcome the recent tragedies of her life? Will she ever see Simon again?
©2019 Molly Britton (P)2019 Molly Britton
The long-awaited second novel from David Chariandy, whose debut, Soucouyant, was nominated for nearly every major literary prize in Canada and published internationally. An intensely beautiful, searingly powerful, tightly constructed novel, Brother explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991. With shimmering prose and mesmerizing precision, David Chariandy takes us inside the lives of Michael and Francis. They are the sons of Trinidadian immigrants, their father has disappeared, and their mother works double, sometimes triple, shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home. Coming of age in The Park, a cluster of town houses and leaning concrete towers in the disparaged outskirts of a sprawling city, Michael and Francis battle against the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry - teachers stream them into general classes; shopkeepers see them only as thieves; and strangers quicken their pace when the brothers are behind them. Always, Michael and Francis escape into the cool air of the Rouge Valley, a scar of green wilderness that cuts through their neighbourhood, where they are free to imagine better lives for themselves. Propelled by the pulsing beats and styles of hip hop, Francis, the older of the two brothers, dreams of a future in music. Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their high school whose own eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow. With devastating emotional force, David Chariandy, a unique and exciting voice in Canadian literature, crafts a heartbreaking and timely story about the profound love that exists between brothers and the senseless loss of lives cut short with the shot of a gun.
©2017 David Chariandy (P)2017 Penguin Random House Canada
From Tayari Jones, author of the New York Times best seller and Oprahs Book Club pick An American Marriage, comes an intimate, powerful story of two sisters. Identical twins Amelia and Camelia Hall were born with the same face, and thats about it: By the time the girls were through school, the matching set of names could no longer contain them. Now theres Cam, whose contrarian streak led her to a career in law, and Lia, who followed more closely in her parents footsteps with her dermatology practice and married-with-children lifestyle in Atlantas Glenwood Park. But the bond between the sisters is deep and unshakable - Cam serves as the maid of honor on Lias wedding day and as her attorney 15 years later, when Lias life and the lives of her two teenage daughters are rocked by divorce. And two years after her separation, the dust is finally starting to settle. But in the hazy glow of their first years of marriage, Lia gifted her then-husband a precious, irreplaceable family heirloom, and she decides that now, she must do whatever she can to get it back, starting with breaking and entering. In Half Light, Jones explores the complex, profound bond of family, both the family were born with and the family we choose, against the vibrant backdrop of present-day Atlanta.
©2020 Tayari Jones (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
The only thing more powerful than fear is desire
. A seasoned K-9 officer with the police in Maryland, Cole Jamison has left her old life behind her. With a new home and a new partner - a protective canine named Hugo - Cole is ready for fresh challenges. A crucial position on an important drug task force is exactly what she wants - until she discovers her gorgeous, infuriating ex-husband will be the DEA agent in charge. Agent Scott Lucca may be a pro when it comes to undercover assignments, but this job is daunting even for him. Posing as a happy couple on the dog competition circuit means he and Cole need to get a lot closer than theyve been in years. Playing a live-in couple should seem like a walk in the park compared to tracking a brutal criminal, but suddenly nothing could be more dangerous than the passionate fire theyve rekindled.
©2015 D.D. Ayres. (P)2015 Audible Inc.
"I wonder," said Hermes, "what it would be like if animals had human intelligence." "I'll wager a year's servitude," answered Apollo, "that animals - any animal you like - would be even more unhappy than humans are if they were given human intelligence." And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old dog ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. André Alexis' contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks.
©2015 André Alexis (P)2016 ECW Press
What better way to celebrate Valentines Day than a love poetry contest at the Glosser Bros. and Gee Bee department stores? The winner gets a shopping spree, but the best prize goes to the judges: falling in love. Sparks fly when Gee Bee girl meets Glosser Bros. boy, bringing together two great stores. But the boy from Glossers has a secret that could tear them apart...unless the magic of Valentines Day can help them see what a wonderful bargain they have in each other. If you love Glosser Bros., Gee Bee, or romance, you will love this story by the author of Long Live Glossers, Christmas at Glossers, Easter at Glossers, Halloween at Glossers, and A Glossers Christmas Love Story. "Jeschonek obviously loves Johnstown." (Arlene Johns, Johnstown Magazine)
©2019 Robert Jeschonek (P)2019 Robert Jeschonek
She begged God to rescue her. He said, "Go." So she headed out into the blizzard. In a car that wasn't exactly hers, with a dog who wasn't exactly a rat terrier, she drove. Until she ran out of gas in the small Maine town of Mattawooptock. What on earth is God thinking? But it is there, in a weird little bathroom in a weird little church in a weird little town that Maggie Hansen finds herself. And as God would have it, she finds a lot more than that.
©2015 Robin Merrill (P)2016 Robin Merrill
The Broken Eye continues the spectacular Lightbringer series from the New York Times best-selling author of The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife. As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.
©2014 Brent Weeks (P)2014 Hachette Audio
A new deluxe edition of the international best seller by Heather O'Neill, the Giller-shortlisted author of Daydreams of Angels and The Girl Who Was Saturday Night. Featuring an original foreword from the author, this edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the coming-of-age story that People describes as "a vivid portrait of life on skid row." Baby, all of 13 years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is dead; her father, Jules, is scarcely more than a child himself and is always on the lookout for his next score. Baby knows that "chocolate milk" is Jules' slang for heroin and sees a lot more of that in her house than the real article. But she takes vivid delight in the scrappy bits of happiness and beauty that find their way to her, and moves through the threat of the streets as if she's been choreographed in a dance. Soon, though, a hazard emerges that is bigger than even her hard-won survival skills can handle. Alphonse, the local pimp, has his eye on her for his new girl; he wants her body and soul - and what the johns don't take he covets for himself. At the same time, a tender and naively passionate friendship unfolds with a boy from her class at school, who has no notion of the dark claims on her - which even her father, lost on the nod, cannot totally ignore. Jules consigns her to a stint in juvie hall, and for the moment this perceived betrayal preserves Baby from terrible harm - but after that, her salvation has to be her own invention. Channeling the artlessly affecting voice of her 13-year-old heroine with extraordinary accuracy and power, Heather O'Neill's heartbreaking and wholly original debut novel blew readers away when it was first published 10 years ago. Now it is sure to capture its next decade of readers and listeners as Baby picks her pathway along the edge of the abyss to arrive at a place of redemption and of love.
©2006, 2016 Heather ONeill (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Australie, 1980. Lin s'évade de prison, et atterrit sous une fausse identité dans les rues fourmillantes de Bombay, où il espère disparaître. Il pénètre peu à peu le monde secret de la "ville dorée", où se côtoient prostituées et religieux, soldats et acteurs, mendiants et gangsters. C'est alors le début d'un long parcours initiatique, au cours duquel sa vie sera bouleversée. Docteur dans un bidonville avant d'intégrer la mafia de Bombay, Lin connaîtra l'amour mais devra aussi faire face à la trahison et à la violence. Une uvre culte, portée par la lecture pleine de nuances et de passion de Damien Witecka.
©2007 Scribe Publications / Gregory David Roberts / Flammarion (P)2020 Audiolib
The New York Times best-selling series that inspired the international hit videogame The Witcher. The Wizard's Guild has been shattered by a coup, and in the uproar Geralt was seriously injured. The witcher is supposed to be a guardian of the innocent, a protector of those in need, a defender against powerful and dangerous monsters that prey on men in dark times. But now that dark times have fallen upon the world, Geralt is helpless until he has recovered from his injuries. While war rages across all of the lands, the future of magic is under threat, and those sorcerers who survive are determined to protect it. It's an impossible situation in which to find one girl - Ciri, the heiress to the throne of Cintra, has vanished - until a rumor places her in the Niflgaard court, preparing to marry the emperor. Injured or not, Geralt has a rescue mission on his hands. The witcher returns in this action-packed sequel to The Time of Contempt.
©2014 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2015 Hachette Audio
The fourth book in the Celestine Series, this is an adventure tale, both suspensful and contemplative, that builds on the insights introduced in Redfield's previous books. It describes a new wave of religious tolerance and integrity that is now silently arriving, in reaction to watching years of religious warfare and political corruption. The year 2012 is not about the end of the world; it is about the unifying life of everyday miracles. In this book, the very familiar Will returns along with our Hero, the narrator. There is an ancient document, but only fragments are available, and a global search has been unleashed to find the message and meaning of the document in its entirety.
©2011 James Redfield (P)2011 Hachette Audio
"We speak of a mother's love, but we forget her power." Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet's 500 inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them. Now, humanity has spread across Eden, and two kingdoms have emerged. Both are sustained by violence and dominated by men - and both claim to be the favored children of Gela, the woman who came to Eden long ago on a boat that could cross the stars, and became the mother of them all. When young Starlight Brooking meets a handsome and powerful man from across Worldpool, she believes he will offer an outlet for her ambition and energy. But she has no inkling that she will become a stand-in for Gela herself, and wear Gela's fabled ring on her own finger - or that in this role, powerful and powerless all at once, she will try to change the course of Eden's history. Read by: Jayne Entwistle Bruce Mann Heather Wilds Suzan Crowley Nicholas Guy Smith Lucy Rayner Hannah Curtis Katharine McEwan Emma Bering
©2015 Chris Beckett (P)2015 Random House Audio
A riveting drama of marital therapy. Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, theyve started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of 10 months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselors office, John Jay Osborns Listen to the Marriage is the story of a fractured couple in a moment of crisis, and of the person who tries to get them to see each other again. A searing look at the obstacles we put in our own way, as well as the forces that drive us apart (and those that bring us together), Listen to the Marriage is a poignant exploration of marriage - heartbreaking and tender.
©2018 John Jay Osborn (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.
©1986, 2010 George R.R. Martin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
When Jenny inherits her estranged grandmothers cottage in Sherwood Forest, she has nothing to lose - no money, no job, no friends, no family to speak of, and zero self-respect. Things can only get better.... Her grumpy but decidedly handsome new neighbour, Mack, has a habit of bestowing unsolicited good deeds on her. And when Jenny is welcomed into a rather unusual book club, life seems to finally be getting more interesting. Instead of reading, the members pledge to complete individual challenges before Christmas: from finding new love and learning to bake to completing a daredevil bucket list. Jenny cant resist joining in, and soon a year of friendship and laughter, tears and regrets unfolds in the most unexpected ways. Warm, wise, funny and utterly uplifting. What one thing would you change in your life before Christmas comes around?
©2019 Beth Moran (P)2019 Boldwood Books Ltd
A failed mage learns that just because he's not the chosen one it doesn't mean he can't be a hero in the third book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell. Kellen's life as an outlaw spellslinger is about to get a lot worse. In Gitabria, a miraculous discovery draws spies from all over the continent willing to kill to get their hands on it. Swept up in the race for power, Kellen is forced to join the pursuit. But the invention holds a dark secret-one that could spark a war. Spellslinger Series: Spellslinger Shadowblack Charmcaster Soulbinder For more from Sebastien de Castell, check out: The Greatcoats Quartet Traitor's Blade Saint's Blood Knight's Shadow Tyrant's Throne
©2018 Sebastien de Castell (P)2018 Hachette Audio
For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgmental or fussy or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example - forks, knives, then spoons. We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realises. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her than she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places. The number-one European best seller by the author of A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie Was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community and second chances.
©2016 Fredrik Backman (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Im the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, Im a male escort, but not just any escort, Im the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation thats very well-deserved. Im the guy wholl make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped...all for a steep price. Im hired to make you shine, and I always deliver. Ill be whatever you want me to be for one night - except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck. But Im not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years. And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesnt know were just pretending. Theres a fire between us I never expected. A connection I havent felt in so long. One kiss, and Im losing all control. But what will happen when she finds out who I really am?
©2019 Kendall Ryan (P)2019 Kendall Ryan
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of Her Mothers Secret. Its 1969, and free-spirited artist Elin Morgan has left Wales for a sun-drenched Greek island. As she makes new friends and enjoys the laidback lifestyle, she writes all about it in her diary. But Elins carefree summer of love doesnt last long, and her island experience ultimately leaves her with a shocking secret.... Twenty-two years later, Elins daughter, Alexandra, has inherited the diary and is reeling from its revelations. The discovery compels Alexandra to make her own journey to the same island, following in her mothers footsteps. Once there, she sets about uncovering what really happened to Elin in that summer of '69.
©2020 Jan Baynham (P)2020 Soundings
This modern morality tale by gifted writer and speaker Andy Andrews teaches seven fundamental strategies for creating a successful life. Much like the best-selling books by Og Mandino, this unique narrative is a blend of entertaining fiction, allegory, and inspiration. Storyteller Andy Andrews gives a front-row seat for one man's journey of a lifetime. David Ponder has lost his job and the will to live. When he is supernaturally selected to travel through time, he visits historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, King Solomon, and Anne Frank. Each visit yields a Decision for Success that will one day impact the entire world
©2004 Andy Andrews (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC
Kristine is the eldest of three sisters, and she would do anything to keep them safe, but could she do this? Their mother died many years ago which turned their father to drink and gambling. Now their fortune is gone and soon her sisters must leave their finishing school. What will happen to them? Where will they live? What will they eat? Will they be thrown onto the streets? When her father tells her what he has done, she feels her heart break. It is preposterous to think that he would sell her to a man just to pay off his gambling debts. But what choice does she have? Keeping her pride she makes a deal with him and sets off to the Wild West to become nothing more than a maid and a wife in name only. Robert Miller lost his wife and his one true love. Bringing up a daughter in the west is not a job for a rancher. But he gets more than he bargained for when Kristine arrives.
©2015 Indiana Wake (P)2015 Indiana Wake
On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport. Ashley Knox is an attractive, successful writer, who is flying East for her much anticipated wedding. Dr. Ben Payne has just wrapped up a medical conference and is also eager to get back East for a slate of surgeries he has scheduled for the following day. When the last outgoing flight is cancelled due to a broken de-icer and a forthcoming storm, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the storm and drop him in Denver to catch a connection. And when the pilot says the single engine prop plane can fit one more, if barely, Ben offers the seat to Ashley, knowing that she needs to get back just as urgently. And then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack mid-flight, and the plane crashes into the High Uintas Wilderness - one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States. Ben, who has broken ribs and Ashley, who suffers a terrible leg fracture, along with the pilot's dog, are faced with an incredibly harrowing battle to survive. Fortunately, Ben is a medical professional and avid climber. With little hope for rescue, he must nurse Ashley back to health and figure out how they are going to get off the mountain, where the temperature hovers in the teens. Meanwhile, Ashley soon realizes that the very private Ben has some serious emotional wounds to heal as well. He explains to Ashley that he is separated from his beloved wife, but in a long standing tradition, he faithfully records messages for her on his voice recorder, reflecting on their love affair. As Ashley eavesdrops on Ben's tender words to his estranged wife she comes to fear that when it comes to her own love story, she's just settling. And what's more: she begins to realize that the man she is really attracted to, the man she may love, is Ben.
©2010 Charles Martin (P)2010 Random House
A young Quaker woman has everything she wants until a secret in her great grandmother's journal threatens her future as a Nantucket captain's wife. Phoebe Starbuck has always adjusted her sails and rudder to the whims of her father. Now, for the first time, she's doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves on her grand adventure, her father gives her two gifts, both of which Phoebe sees little need for. The first is an old sheepskin journal from Great Mary, her highly revered great-grandmother. The other is a "minder" on the whaling ship in the form of cooper Matthew Mitchell, a man whom she loathes. Soon Phoebe discovers that life at sea is no easier than life on land. Lonely, seasick, and disillusioned, she turns the pages of Great Mary's journal and finds herself drawn into the life of this noble woman. To Phoebe's shock, her great-grandmother has left a secret behind that carries repercussions for everyone aboard the ship, especially her husband, the captain, and her shadow, the cooper. This story within a story catapults Phoebe into seeing her life in an entirely new way - just in time. In this brand-new series, best-selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her signature twists and turns to bear on a fascinating new faith community: the Quakers of colonial-era Nantucket Island.
©2018 Suzanne Woods Fisher (P)2018 Recorded Books
In this enchanting sequel to the number one best seller The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddies heavenly reunion with Annie - the little girl he saved on Earth - in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect. Fifteen years ago, in Mitch Alboms beloved novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran turned amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddies journey to heaven taught him that every life matters. Now, in this magical sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annies story. The accident that killed Eddie left an indelible mark on Annie. It took her left hand, which needed to be surgically reattached. Injured, scarred, and unable to remember why, Annies life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. Bullied by her peers and haunted by something she cannot recall, Annie struggles to find acceptance as she grows. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally found happiness. As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey - and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed. Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that not only does every life matter, but that every ending is also a beginning - we only need to open our eyes to see it.
©2018 ASOP, Inc. (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
From the author of The Lost Queen, hailed as Outlander meets Camelot (Kirsty Logan, author of Things We Say in the Dark) and The Mists of Avalon for a new generation (Linnea Hartsuyker, author of The Golden Wolf), a rich, immersive (Kirkus Reviews) new novel in which a forgotten queen of sixth century Scotland claims her throne as war looms and her family is scattered to the winds. AD 573. Imprisoned in her chamber, Languoreth awaits news in torment. Her husband and son have ridden off to war against her brother, Lailoken. She doesnt yet know that her young daughter, Angharad, who was training with Lailoken to become a Wisdom Keeper, has been lost in the chaos. As one of the bloodiest battles of early medieval Scottish history abandons its survivors to the wilds of Scotland, Lailoken and his men must flee to exile in the mountains of the Lowlands, while 9-year-old Angharad must summon all Lailoken has taught her to follow her own destiny through the mysterious, mystical land of the Picts. In the aftermath of the battle, old political alliances unravel, opening the way for the ambitious adherents of the new religion: Christianity. Lailoken is half-mad with battle sickness, and Languoreth must hide her allegiance to the Old Way to survive her marriage to the next Christian king of Strathclyde. Worst yet, the new King of the Angles is bent on expanding his kingdom at any cost. Now the exiled Lailoken, with the help of a young warrior named Artur, may be the only man who can bring the warring factions together to defeat the encroaching Angles. But to do so, he must claim the role that will forever transform him. He must become the man known to history as Myrddin. Intrigue, rivalry, and magic among the mists of old Britain - The Forgotten Kingdom is an enchantment of a read!" (Kate Quinn, New York Times best-selling author)
©2020 Signe Pike (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
In the latest novel from number-one best-selling author Paulo Coelho, a woman attempts to overcome midlife ennui by rediscovering herself in a passionate relationship with a man who had been a friend in her youth. A woman in her 30s begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice.
©2014 Random House Audio (P)2014 Paulo Coelho
Jacqueline Keys was ostracized from her small hometown of Pine Springs, Texas, when she was 17, sent away because she was gay. Her family was the largest employer in the county, owning Pine Springs Lumber, and her father was mayor of this small town. Her mother could not accept the fact that her only child was gay, could not tolerate the gossip about her family. So, with a hundred dollars in her pocket and a one-way bus ticket out of town, Jacqueline was told not to come back until she had come to her senses. And that included being prepared to marry the son of a business associate of the family. Fifteen years later - long after she'd hitch-hiked to Los Angeles, long after she'd worked nights to put herself through college, and long after she'd written her first best seller, No Place for Family - Jacqueline is persuaded to go back to the tiny town of Pine Springs after her father's death. The quick trip she'd envisioned for the funeral turns into weeks as she learns her father's business is suddenly hers to manage. And she is also again face-to-face with the woman who, as a teen, had been Jackie's first crush. She and Kay had been inseparable as kids and later as teens. They find themselves falling back into their old habits, and Jackie is soon fighting the same feelings she'd had when she was 17.
©2006 Gerri Hill (P)2021 Tantor
Don Tillman steht vor seinem größten Projekt. Hudson, der Sohn von Don und Rosie, ist elf und hat Probleme in der Schule. Er ist schlau, gilt aber als schwieriger Besserwisser, den keiner mag. Doch zum Glück weiß Don Rat: In dieser Frage ist er Experte, denn er hat schon sein ganzes Leben lang erfahren, was es heißt, Außenseiter zu sein. Und jetzt wird er Hudson seine Lösungen beibringen. In seinem Eifer zu helfen sorgt Don für einiges Chaos. Und Hudson hat durchaus eigene Ideen, was ihm guttun könnte. Ein bewegender Familienroman, der unter anderem die Frage stellt: Wie offen bin ich für Menschen, die anders sind?
©2019 / 2020 Graeme Simsion, Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, Australien. / S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main. Übersetzung von Annette Hahn (P)2020 Argon Verlag GmbH, Berlin
A hilarious, surprising, and poignant love story about the way families are invented, told with the savvy of a Zadie Smith and with an inventiveness all Ian Williams' own, Reproduction bangs lives together in a polyglot suburb of Toronto. Felicia and Edgar meet as their mothers are dying. Felicia, a teen from an island nation, and Edgar, the lazy heir of a wealthy German family, come together only because their mothers share a hospital room. When Felicia's mother dies and Edgar's "Mutter" does not, Felicia drops out of high school and takes a job as Mutter's caregiver. While Felicia and Edgar don't quite understand each other, and Felicia recognizes that Edgar is selfish, arrogant, and often unkind, they form a bond built on grief (and proximity) that results in the birth of a son Felicia calls Armistice. Or Army, for short. Some years later, Felicia and Army (now 14) are living in the basement of a home owned by Oliver, a divorced man of Portuguese descent who has two kids - the teenaged Heather and the odd little Hendrix. Along with Felicia and Army, they form an unconventional family, except that Army wants to sleep with Heather, and Oliver wants to kill Army. Then Army's fascination with his absent father - and his absent father's money - begins to grow as odd gifts from Edgar begin to show up. And Felicia feels Edgar's unwelcome shadow looming over them. A brutal assault, a mortal disease, a death, and a birth reshuffle this group of people again to form another version of the family. Reproduction is a profoundly insightful exploration of the bizarre ways people become bonded that insists that family isn't a matter of blood. This production contains audio effects intended to mimic the authors intention in writing the novel. These effects are intentional but may be unexpected when you first hear them. Cover image from GRANGER/granger.com
©2019 Ian Williams (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Samantha Chase crafts a tender, hopeful family-centered romance. She knows him by reputation. Riley Shaughnessy knew that to stand out in his large family, he'd have to go big. Making a name for himself as a musician wasn't easy, but he followed his dreams to rock-star success. But the relentless expectations of fans is not helping the slump he's in now. So of course the person who attracts him is the woman who is not impressed by fame. Which gives Riley Shaughnessy a lot to prove. Entertainment reporter Savannah Daly is completely unfazed by pretty-boy rock stars. She's just here to get her interview and write her story. But spending an entire month with the Shaughnessys is going to show Savannah a side of Riley she never could have guessed.
©2016 Samantha Chase (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
From New York Times best-selling author Corinne Michaels comes the final poignant standalone love story in the Arrowood Brothers Series. Hollywood taught me everything I know about relationships - except how to be in one. As an actor, I became an expert at faking it. Faking that I wasn't affected by my childhood. Faking that I was okay. Faking that I knew how to save the day, the girl, the whole damn world. But I've always known the truth - Im no one's hero. Until Im forced to move back to Sugarloaf for six months, and Brenna Allen offers me a chance to prove otherwise. Shes everything I never knew I wanted, but can't have. Her broken heart, perfect face, and adorable children turn my world upside down. Instead of preparing for my next leading role, Im directing a middle school play. All to make her smile. The more time I spend here, the more I want to stay. Build a life in this town that I swore Id leave - for her. But when the world comes crashing down around us, Im forced to decide if staying for her is the right choice or if leaving is better for the woman I love.
©2020 Corinne Michaels (P)2020 Corinne Michaels
Every Breath: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! Get swept up in an epic romance from the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Notebook, a heartbreaking love story spanning decades and continents - from North Carolina to Zimbabwe. Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At 36, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable....but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways. EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties - and asks the question, How long can a dream survive? Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.
©2018 Nicholas Sparks (P)2019 Hachette Audio
Award-winning novelist Tayari Jones delivers a story based on the 1979-1980 Atlanta child murders. Told from the perspective of three fifth-grade classmates, Leaving Atlanta is a vividly disturbing, but hopeful novel. Tasha, Rodney, and Octavia each share the same wish: to be accepted. But reality soon crashes into their world, bringing with it fear and confusion. Children in their class are being kidnapped. Suddenly, popularity and recognition don't seem so important. Making it home safely through the menacing streets of Atlanta is an everyday challenge. Even their parents are unnerved by this violent outbreak. Who will protect these children now? The convincing characters, voiced by a full cast of narrators, make this a haunting and effective work. Leaving Atlanta confronts complicated and sensitive subjects with just the right amount of sorrow and promise.
©2002 Tayari Jones (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
Abigail Foster fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry to improve her charms and the one man she thought might marry her - a longtime friend - has fallen for her younger, prettier sister. When financial problems force her family to sell their London home, a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for 18 years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll's house left mid-play... The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem to know something about the manor's past, the only information they offer Abigail is a warning: Beware trespassers who may be drawn by rumors that Pembrooke contains a secret room filled with treasure. Hoping to improve her family's financial situation, Abigail surreptitiously searches for the hidden room, but the arrival of anonymous letters addressed to her, with clues about the room and the past, bring discoveries even more startling. As secrets come to light, will Abigail find the treasure and love she seeks.... or very real danger?
©2014 Julie Klassen (P)2014 Recorded Books
Hope for the future in the hands of an enemy from the past... Cassandra Kresnov must find the answers that could free her people--or doom her family. A quarter of a million people die in the destruction of the moon Cresta. The League civil war is accelerating out of control, but projections indicate that as their technologically induced sociological dysfunction continues, all of humanity may face a similar fate. In the aftermath of Cresta's destruction, Sandy Kresnov discovers the alien Talee operative Cai in Tanusha, there to learn just how far the insanity has gone. The Talee have seen this before, and they are terrified of anything threatening a recurrence. Meanwhile Sandy's old nemesis Renaldo Takewashi, the self-proclaimed father of synthetic intelligence, comes to the Federation seeking asylum. Talewashi may even have a cure--previously unknown Talee technology implanted into a human child subject: Sandy's little boy, Kiril. But it is exactly this technology that the Talee fear, and they will exterminate anyone caught using it. Now Sandy must fight to save her family from a terrible new threat, but doing so may plunge humanity into another destructive war between humans or, worse, against the massively advanced Talee. And what final secret are the Talee protecting about the origins of synthetic humans like Sandy, who could either liberate Sandys fellow synthetics from bondage or spell disaster for all of humanity?
©2015 Joel Shepherd (P)2015 Audible Inc.
Alice Lang was wearing her favourite scarlet dress when she disappeared 25 years ago, and her memory still casts a long shadow. The past was like water. Once the tide turned, you couldn't hold it back. In the long, hot summer of 1995, 22-year-old Alice Lang rents a caravan on a holiday park on the outskirts of the lively holiday resort of Severn Sands. She befriends Marnie, a shy, damaged little girl whose father is the park's caretaker and whose mother died a few months earlier. Will, whose mother runs the bar, falls in love with Alice and is unbearably jealous of anyone else she sees. Tensions rise until one evening Alice disappears from her caravan. She's never seen again, and only her scarlet dress is found washed up on the shore. A quarter of a century later, the town is run-down, and nobody comes there anymore. Mr and Mrs deVillars, former owners of the holiday park, have passed the failing business onto their son, Guy, who promptly sells the land for development. Builders clearing the land to create an expanse of executive homes uncover human bones. It has to be Alice. Will and Marnies lives were entirely shaped by what happened that summer, and now that Alice has been found, they must struggle to pin down their memories, to escape the secrets of the past, the lies they told and the unbearable guilt they're both carrying. They need to find out what happened to Alice. Who killed her? And why?
©2021 Louise Douglas (P)2021 Boldwood Books
Blackwell Union Workhouse hid a secret for eight long years. Two daughters born behind the dark walls thrust into the arms of the wrong mothers - one mother the Masters wife, the other a slave of poverty, Dora. Phoebe and Claretta, the workhouse babies, switched at birth and thrust into an uncertain future. As the years unfurl, destiny sends the young ladies in different directions, but their hearts are bound. One runs, the other seeks. One haunted by fears, the other reaching for a faith and a future. Both longing for love. Their stories are woven into a lifelong saga that will keep you listening to the heart-rending end. Will Phoebe discover her roots and finally find peace? Will Clarettas past prevent her opening her heart to the arms of the man she has grown to love? Two ladies forged in an unlikely sisterhood. The men who seek to love them. The long journey from workhouse to a world filled with deepest tragedy and soaring joy. This is the story of Doras workhouse child - a historical Victorian romantic saga. If you like Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, you will love reading, Dora's Workhouse Child.
©2019 PureRead Ltd (P)2020 PureRead Ltd
Was bleibt von uns, wenn alles, was wir kannten, untergeht? Der große Roman über Verlust und Neuanfang. Die Wolken hängen schwer über der Geest, als Ingwer Feddersen, 49, in sein Heimatdorf zurückkehrt. Er hat hier noch etwas gutzumachen. Großmutter Ella ist dabei, ihren Verstand zu verlieren, Großvater Sönke hält in seinem alten Dorfkrug stur die Stellung. Er hat die besten Zeiten hinter sich, genau wie das ganze Dorf. Wann hat dieser Niedergang begonnen? In den 1970ern, als nach der Flurbereinigung erst die Hecken und dann die Vögel verschwanden? Als die großen Höfe wuchsen und die kleinen starben? Als Ingwer zum Studium nach Kiel ging und den Alten mit dem Gasthof sitzen ließ? Mit großer Wärme erzählt Dörte Hansen vom Verschwinden einer bäuerlichen Welt, von Verlust, Abschied und von einem Neubeginn. >> Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung genießt du digital exklusiv nur bei Audible.
©2018 Random House Audio / Dörte Hansen / Penguin (P)2018 Random House Audio
The sequel to the best seller Shelter. Open Door Church has served as a homeless shelter for more than a decade. When their pastor dies unexpectedly, it's up to Galen and Maggie to take up the reins and keep the ministry going, which won't be easy, as newcomers seem intent on tearing it down. And then there's young Daniel, who seems to be working miracles in their midst, which, of course, isn't possible. Or is it?
©2016 Robin Merrill (P)2016 Robin Merrill
George Orwell's Animal Farm is a dark fable showing the dangers of propaganda and totalitarianism. With this new guide, you will have an even greater understanding of the book. Included in this guide: a biography of author George Orwell, a look at the novel's historical context, its literary elements, detailed chapter summaries, analysis, and suggestions for essays. This is the definitive guide to Animal Farm - concise, easy to understand, and guaranteed to add to your enjoyment of this classic story.
©2016 Robert Crayola (P)2016 Robert Crayola
Sad Girls is the much-anticipated debut novel from internationally best-selling author Lang Leav. A beautifully written and emotionally charged coming-of-age story, where young love, dark secrets, and tragedy collide. School is almost out for Audrey, but the panic attacks are just beginning. Because Audrey told a lie and now her classmate, Ana, is dead. Just as her world begins to spin out of control, Audrey meets the enigmatic Rad - the boy who could turn it all around. But will their ill-timed romance drive her closer to the edge?
©2017 Lang Leav (P)2017 Tantor
En 1964, dans un café parisien, un client braque l'objectif de son Rolleiflex sur un jeune couple assis à une table proche. C'est ainsi que le narrateur fait la connaissance du photographe Francis Jansen, avec qui il se lie un temps. Puis un jour Jansen disparaît sans laisser d'adresse. Le souvenir de cet homme étrange et de leurs rencontres vient hanter, trente ans plus tard, celui que Jansen appelait "le scribe", et qui va tenter de reconstituer sa silhouette évanouie... Mais est-ce un hasard si au dos de la première photo retrouvée, qui va déclencher cette quête hasardeuse de souvenirs, est inscrit "Reproduction interdite" ? Et des images ou des phrases, lesquelles sont les plus aptes à fixer le réel ? Aucune peut-être... "De tous les caractères d'imprimerie, avait dit Jansen, il préférait les points de suspension." Du pur Patrick Modiano, en somme. Pour interpréter Chien de printemps, ce n'est pas seulement le grand talent d'Édouard Baer, c'est aussi sa remarquable connaissance de Modiano qui lui permet d'en saisir toutes les nuances, des clartés illusoires aux brumes de l'incertitude.
©1988 Éditions du Seuil (P)2015 Audiolib
As London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, she and her baby are forced to leave their home in search of safety. They head north through a newly dangerous country seeking refuge from place to place, shelter to shelter, to a desolate island and back again. The story traces fear and wonder, as the baby's small fists grasp at the first colors he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the odds. Written with poise and poeticism, The End We Start From is an indelible and elemental first book - a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a portentous tale of endurance in the face of ungovernable change.
©2017 Megan Hunter (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Kitten is quickly losing herself and her sanity under the hands of a man claiming to be her uncle. With her mind playing tricks on her and the emotional pain of being away from her guys, she isn't sure how much longer she can hold on. While the guys continue to wrestle with their sorrow and frustration, they find an unlikely accomplice that may be the key to helping them find their missing woman. The race is on to save the one person that means everything to them. Will they be there in time to save Kitten? If they get to her, will she still be the girl they remember and love? Join Kitten, Remy, and the rest of the team of changed wolves as they fight to save each other and themselves. With new faces and shocking revelations, it is bound to be a bumpy ride. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Lane Whitt (P)2017 Tantor
The New York Times best-selling author of The Shattering and Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion. With more than 10 million monthly subscribers, the massively multiplayer online role playing game World of Warcraft has forever altered the pop culture landscape with its ongoing, ever-expanding, action-packed epic fantasy. Set in the world of Azeroth, this canonical expansion of this wildly popular gaming franchise boasts highly acclaimed novels that continue explore an incredible world which legions of fans enter and few want to leave. What does it take to turn the peacekeeper into a warmonger? Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War gives World of Warcraft fans the opportunity to see what happens when a beloved peacekeeper is pressed to the limit by an inconceivable horror. Will it change her forever? Break her? Or redefine her role on Azeroth? Do different times call for different ethical standards?
©2012 Christie Golden (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
Can you overcome a dark past and find the way to a hopeful future? Follow these four romances as they heal from the pains of the past. Hunted by the mafia, Dr. Demetri Roberts escapes to Bear Creek with his deaf sister, Sandy, in hopes of starting a peaceful future. Demetri falls for Emily and embarks on a promising new romance, yet when his past catches up with him, their love is put to the test. Will love and friendship be enough to save them? When Deputy Tanner Williams finally gathers the courage to place an ad for a mail order bride, he is captivated by Bethany Duncan, a woman with an irresistible combination of sharp wit and sweet nature. But chaos looms over the town, and Bethanys father tries to stop his daughters plans. Are love and determination enough to secure a future of happiness for Bethany and Tanner? Pastor Munster and Samantha Freda werent expecting to find love when they moved to Bear Creek. And yet they discover in each other a kindred spirit with whom they can share their dark pasts. Now, these two souls are not alone, but can they accept their worth and give their love a chance? In the midst of the worst blizzard Bear Creek has ever seen, Peter Gibson and Shirley Freda are stuck in the Jenkins ranch, growing closer as they work together to protect the ranch from the storm. Peter has already fallen for Shirley, but Shirley is guarded, her heart frozen by the traumas of her past. Is his love true enough to thaw her heart and help her overcome the wounds that threaten her happiness? In Bear Creek Brides: Books 5-8, youll find four riveting stories of new beginnings. Join Emily, Bethany, Samantha, and Shirley as they face their past demons and fight for love and happiness. Get ready to lose yourself in these alluring tales of love that defies all odds; buy this audiobook now.
©2021 Amelia Rose (P)2021 Amelia Rose
Paizo Publishing is the award-winning publisher of fantasy role-playing games, accessories, and board games. Pathfinder Tales: Liar's Bargain is the latest in their popular novel series. The sequel to Hugo Award Winner Tim Pratt's Liar's Island! For charming con man Rodrick and his talking sword, Hrym, life is all about taking what you can and getting away clean. But when the pair are arrested in the crusader nation of Lastwall, Rodrick faces immediate execution, with Hrym spending the rest of eternity trapped in an enchanted scabbard. Their only hope lies in a secret government program in which captured career criminals are teamed up and sent on suicide missions too sensitive for ordinary soldiers. Trapped between almost certain death and actual certain death, the two join forces with a team of rogues and scoundrels, ready to serve their yearlong tenure as best they can. Yet not everyone in their party is what they seem, and a death sentence may be only the start of the friends' problems.
©2016 Paizo Inc. (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages, even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves. To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary. Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers, Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress. But as the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene's diplomatic approach to Orlais' problems will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier's Code, to make Orlais strong again. Briala has been Celene's handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene's confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of the elves and the Orlesian throne, Briala must decide where her true loyalties lie.
©2014 Electronic Arts, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor
Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't all that upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. She prayed for a chance to get away, and then came the raging flood. Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone...so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future. Luke is heading home to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men who killed his father are working hard to ensure Luke doesn't make it alive. He has no choice but to keep moving. Still, he can't just abandon Ruthy, so she'll have to come along. His friends--a ragtag group of former Civil War soldiers--take a fast interest in the pretty gal. Luke thinks that's rather rude--he's the one who found her. And the more time he spends around the hard-working young woman who is a mighty good cook, the more he finds himself thinking beyond revenge and toward a different future. For the first time in a long time, Luke is tempted to turn from his destructive path and be swept away by love.
©2013 Mary Connealy (P)2013 Recorded Books
The latest novel from the number-one internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist. There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control Gods time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear.... Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it - just as we have learned to live with storms. July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the citys gates. There, inside the ancient citys walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth: Tomorrow, harmony will become discord. Joy will be replaced by grief. Peace will give way to war....None of us can know what tomorrow will hold, because each day has its good and its bad moments. So, when you ask your questions, forget about the troops outside and the fear inside. Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that. Therefore, we will speak about our daily lives, about the difficulties we have had to face. The people begin with questions about defeat, struggle, and the nature of their enemies; they contemplate the will to change and the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, sex, elegance, and what the future holds. What is success? poses the Copt. It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace. Now, these many centuries later, the wise mans answers are a record of the human values that have endured throughout time. And, in Paulo Coelhos hands, The Manuscript Found in Accra reveals that who we are, what we fear, and what we hope for the future come from the knowledge and belief that can be found within us, and not from the adversity that surrounds us.
©2013 Paulo Coelho (P)2013 Random House Audio
In this western historical romance, heiress Ella Davenport has survived a carriage accident that killed her father. Her life was saved in exchange for savage scars marring her beautiful face. Her socialite friends showed their true colors, casting Ella aside like damaged goods and leaving her a social pariah. Even her wealth can't buy her the kind of marriage she wants. Desperate to find a husband who can accept her despite her scars without knowing about her money, she seeks to become a mail order bride. Matchmaker & Co. is her one chance to start over and leave the pain and betrayal far behind her. Nathan Ravenclaw was run out of town by the father of the girl he was courting once he discovered Nathan's Arapaho heritage. It didn't matter that Nathan was a successful rancher, businessman, and a positive member of society. The white community suddenly saw only a half-breed. Even his money couldn't buy him a wife. That was 10 years ago. He moved and rebuilt everything that cold rancher once took from him. He has it all...except a wife. Matchmaker & Company promises to send him a woman willing to start a new life with him. But Nathan's battered heart lacks the ability to trust. He longs for children, not romance. His new bride, scarred and cast aside like himself, promises to be perfect for him. Then he meets her. Fierce desire, and an even more dangerous hope, roar back to life within him. Those are two things he swore never to indulge in again. And love? For these two battered souls, that's the biggest risk of all.
©2013 Cynthia Woolf (P)2015 Cynthia Woolf
One love-struck businessman; one compassionate Sioux maiden; one heart-wrenching decision. Is the power of love enough to save an entire tribe? Five years ago, when Edward James settled in Bear Creek to manage the mines, he saw a future of business and opportunity. He didnt plan to fall in love. But since the moment he met Morning Sun, his world has been turned upside down. If only her family would accept him, he could be the devoted husband he longed to be, but how can he convince them that hes worthy of Morning Suns love? Morning Sun wants nothing more than to marry Edward, but can she really ask him to give up his life to live with the Sioux? Shes loyal to the tribe, but she cant ignore the power of her feelings. But Morning Suns father isnt their only problem. Bear Creek is under threat. The US military plans to banish the Sioux to a reservation, taking Morning Sun away from Edward forever. If they run away together, they can save their love, but what will become of the tribe? Can their love survive the harshest of tests? Indian Bride for the Trusty Miner is the fourth book in the Bear Creek Brides historical Western romance series. If you want to lose yourself in a gripping tale of love in the face of danger, delve into Amelia Roses enchanting story today. Buy Indian Bride for the Trusty Miner to immerse yourself in the flames of passion and love right now. True love is always worth fighting for.
©2020 Amelia rose (P)2020 Amelia rose
This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." (Seanan McGuire, New York Times best-selling author) The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told with razor-sharp wit and affection, in which a young woman discovers the greatest superpower - for good or ill - is a properly executed spreadsheet. Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isnt glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy? As a temp, shes just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called hero leaves her badly injured. And, to her horror, compared to the other bodies strewn about, shes the lucky one. So, of course, then she gets laid off. With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it. By tallying up the human cost these caped forces of nature wreak upon the world, she discovers that the line between good and evil is mostly marketing. And with social media and viral videos, she can control that appearance. Its not too long before shes employed once more, this time by one of the worst villains on earth. As she becomes an increasingly valuable lieutenant, she might just save the world. A sharp, witty, modern debut, Hench explores the individual cost of justice through a fascinating mix of millennial office politics, heroism measured through data science, body horror, and a profound misunderstanding of quantum mechanics.
©2019 Natalie Zina Walschots (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Jiri has always been special. Found as an infant in the ashes of her village, she was taken in by neighbors and trained to be a powerful jungle druid. Yet when Aspis Consortium mercenaries release an ancient evil that burns her adopted home to the ground, Jiri must gather a group of her own in order to get revenge and drive the mercantile foreigners from her land before they cause further damage. For in the heart of the Mwangi Jungle, sometimes the secrets of the past are best left buried. From acclaimed newcomer Gary Kloster comes a tale of jungle adventure and lost civilizations, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
©2015 Paizo Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Lawson Daniel is good at a lot of things. He can show you the best places to surf, the perfect time of day to ride the tide. He knows the best bars, the best bands, he has the best weed, and if youre looking to get laid, hell show you the best time. No girl in her right mind should speak to him. She definitely shouldnt have sex with him, and only a blind, self-loathing idiot would fall in love with him. Ive done all three. All in the span of one sweltering, suffering summer that nearly cost me everything down to the blood in my body and the beat of my heart. No one walked away from that season unscathed. Not even Lawson Daniel.
©2015 Tracey Ward (P)2021 Tracey Ward
An exhaustively researched novel weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.
©1992 Margaret George (P)1998 Books on Tape
The fifth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now being produced for television by the SyFy Channel! A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle. Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price. And as a new human order is struggling to be born in blood and fire, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante must struggle to survive and get back to the only home they have left. The Expanse (soon to be a major SyFy Channel television series) Leviathan Wakes Caliban's War Abaddon's Gate Cibola Burn Nemesis Games The Expanse Short Fiction The Butcher of Anderson Station Gods of Risk The Churn
©2015 James S.A. Corey (P)2015 Hachette Audio
One twinkling winter's night, Ruby wakes her sleeping children and escapes for a new life in the countryside. It's a choice that will change her life beyond all recognition. Arriving at the cosy little rental cottage as the first snow begins to fall, Ruby doesn't regret leaving her bully of a husband for a moment, but she does feel guilty about uprooting her kids so close to Christmas. She can only wish that one day soon her son will forgive her. It's not long before the family are settled in and drinking hot chocolate by the fire, the flames kept roaring by a neighbouring woodsman called Angus. As big as a tree, but as gentle as a dormouse, all Ruby's instincts tell her to be wary of letting this gorgeous stranger get too close. Is that the first tingle of festive magic Ruby can feel? Or might it even be hope? As Christmas Day approaches and a blizzard sparks a power cut across the entire village, Ruby must force herself to believe in Christmas miracles again. Was she right to put her trust in Angus? With only flickering candles to guide her through the darkness, will she ever find her way back to the light? Wrap yourself up in this utterly gorgeous festive romance, perfect for anyone who loves Heidi Swan, Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Christmas!
©2019 Emma Davies (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
Those who dont jump will never fly.... Hurtling through the sky was supposed to be Edie Brownes flight of independence. But when she falls head over champagne bucket while celebrating her successful landing, her life is changed in an instant. But starting over has its benefits, and as Edie relearns the basics under the watchful eye of her Aunty Josie and an entire Cornish village of new friends and neighbours, she finds love and joy she never could have imagined in the unlikeliest of places.... Come home to Periwinkle Cottage for a romance full of love, laughter and friends for life!
©2020 Jane Linfoot (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Winner of the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction! This is Thomas King's first literary novel in 15 years and follows on the success of the award-winning and best-selling The Inconvenient Indian and his beloved Green Grass, Running Water and Truth and Bright Water, both of which continue to be taught in Canadian schools and universities. Green Grass, Running Water is widely considered a contemporary Canadian classic. In The Back of the Turtle, Gabriel returns to Smoke River, the reserve where his mother grew up and to which she returned with Gabriel's sister. The reserve is deserted after an environmental disaster killed the population, including Gabriel's family, and the wildlife. Gabriel, a brilliant scientist working for Domidion, created GreenSweep, and indirectly led to the crisis. Now he has come to see the damage and to kill himself in the sea. But as he prepares to let the water take him, he sees a young girl in the waves. Plunging in, he saves her, and soon is saving others. Who are these people with their long black hair and almond eyes who have fallen from the sky? Filled with brilliant characters, trademark wit, wordplay, and a thorough knowledge of native myth and story-telling, this novel is a masterpiece by one of our most important writers.
©2013 Thomas King (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Brighton, 1930: Maureen O'Connell is a carefree girl, but war is looming, and life will never be the same again. Jack and Nelson have always been dear friends to Maureen. Despite their different backgrounds, they've seen each other through thick and thin. The candle Maureen's always held for Jack burns bright, but just as she's found love, war wrenches them apart. With Jack no longer by her side and Nelson at war, can Maureen look to a brighter future?
©2017 Sandy Taylor (P)2017 W F Howes Ltd
Come home to 59 Memory Lane with a new novel from the Kindle top 10 best-selling author Celia Anderson! Tucked away amongst the winding, cobbled streets of Pengelly, the old stone cottage on Memory Lane is full of secrets. Brimming with trinkets and treasures, there are thousands of stories hidden within its walls. Fifty-four-year-old Grace Clarke arrives in Pengelly determined to uncover the secrets of her past. Standing outside the little cottage, she feels sure that the answers she craves lie inside. The truth about her mysterious long-lost mother and the even more mysterious gifts she was born with....
©2020 Celia Anderson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Based on a seldom-told true story, this novel is perfect for everyone who is fascinated by Britains royal family - a behind the scenes look into the nurseries of little princes and the foibles of big princes. April 1897: A young nanny arrives at Sandringham, ancestral estate of the Duke and Duchess of York. She is excited, exhausted - and about to meet royalty.... So begins the unforgettable story of Charlotte Bill, who would care for a generation of royals as their parents never could. Neither Charlotte - LaLa, as her charges dub her - nor anyone else can predict that eldest sons David and Bertie will each one day be king. LaLa knows only that these children, and the four who swiftly follow, need her steadfast loyalty and unconditional affection. But the greatest impact on Charlottes life is made by a mere bud on the family tree: a misunderstood soul who will one day be known as the Lost Prince. Young Prince John needs all of Lalas love - the kind of love his parents wont...or cant...show him. From Britains old wealth to the glittering excesses of Tsarist Russia; from country cottages to royal yachts, and from nursery to ballroom, Charlotte Bill witnesses history. The Royal Nanny is a seamless blend of fact and fiction - an intensely intimate, yet epic tale spanning decades, continents, and divides that only love can cross.
©2016 Karen Harper (P)2020 HarperAudio
See where it all began between Hailey Conner and Ty Bennett! This is a novella that adds to the story in book six of the Sapphire Falls series, Getting Over It. You do not need to listen to this novella to enjoy the novel. This is strictly bonus content! It can be listened to before or after that book, but it is not a stand-alone story. You've been warned. Dear Listener, I knew from the first chapter of book one in the Sapphire Falls series that Hailey Conner was going to have a story. And I knew, as soon as I typed the words Tyler Bennett is such an ass, that it would be with Tyler Bennett! Over the next five books and two novellas, their story developed, and I realized that it was just as big as these two personalities. Before I typed one word of Getting Over It, their current-day love story, I knew that there was more about their story that listeners would want to know, and I planned to write this novella about how it all started. All of this happens before you see them love, fight, laugh, cry, and finally figure it out in Getting Over It. Even though I knew all of this happened in the past, I wrote the book first. And when it was all said and done, I realized that hearing about their now and their future would make people even more curious about their past. So technically, Getting to Her comes before Getting Over It, but it can definitely also be listened to after. Either way, I think you'll agree that these two have worked hard to get to their happily ever after. One of the best surprises in life, in my opinion, is finding out there's more to the story. Happy listening!
©2015 Erin Nicholas (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
This recording has now been completely edited, is re-vamped and up-to-date, in accordance with the Rights Holder. Kiara is experiencing a string of bad luck. First, she gets rear-ended at a stop. Then her internship lets her go because they dont feel she has enough passion for the field. And then her rich neighbors friends burn her house down during a wild party. Yeah, Kiara isnt having a very good time. And Teddy, her rich neighbor, is about to incur her wrath. Rich, spoiled, and essentially her exact opposite, he makes an easy target. But the truth is that Teddy isnt quite who she thinks he is. His wealthy father didnt even know he existed for the first five years of his life, and since he has known a life outside of privilege, he longs for something more. And part of that something more is Kiara. But like everything in life, it is complicated. She is unsure she can trust him, and he is facing the possibility of being cut off from his trust fund if he doesnt marry the high-society Whitney. Will this Cinderella story have a fairy tale ending? Billionaire Cinderella is a 90,000-word, full-length, standalone, steamy, sexy, bad-boy, alpha, billionaire romance. No cliffhanger and has a HEA. Includes 4 free bonus full-length box sets and novels for a limited time. Perfect for fans of Kendall Ryan, Katy Evans, Melanie Harlow, Lauren Blakely, Willow Winters, and J.S. Scott.
©2017 Ownit Publishing LLC (P)2018 Ownit Publishing LLC
For the poor, hardworking citizens of the Confederacy's fringe worlds, the Guild Wars have exacted a huge toll. Swayed by the promise of financial rewards, a new batch of recruits joins the fight alongside a slew of mysteriously docile criminals -- and a few dubious military leaders. Eighteen-year-old Jim Raynor, full of testosterone and eager to make things right at home, ships off to boot camp and finds his footing on the battlefield, but he soon discovers that the official mission is not what he's really fighting for. For the first time ever, StarCraft enthusiasts will learn the origins of the enduring friendship between the young upstart Jim Raynor and the streetwise soldier Tychus Findlay. Watch as they battle on the front lines of a fierce interplanetary war and bear witness to the Confederacy's rank corruption - corruption so reprehensible that it rains immeasurable death and destruction upon the government's own people.
©2010 William C Dietz (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
Rosie Stanton climbed on a west-bound train to answer his ad for a wife and mother, everything she wants to be. But Tom Harris lied. He doesn't want a wife, merely a mother for his two abandoned children and a cook and cleaner for his ranch. Betrayed once, he's vowed never to let another woman into his heart. Sexy Rosie upsets all his plans and threatens to invade his scarred heart. How will he maintain his vow to keep his hands off her as she charms his children, his cow hands, his life?
©2012 Cynthia Woolf (P)2015 Cynthia Woolf
The fateful first of January. That's how Abraham Lincoln described New Year's Day in 1841, the day he temporarily broke off his engagement with Mary Todd. Although this fact is well known among historians, what is not known is what else happened that day - when a deranged, dimension-hopping descendant of a Confederate general attempted to assassinate Lincoln long before he became the 16th President of the United States. When the madman's plan goes awry, Lincoln finds himself stranded in the land of Howander, a world populated by brave knights, drafty castles, and a princess terribly scarred by a one-eyed dragon who's promised to return for her on her upcoming birthday. As he finds himself falling for the princess, Lincoln must make a choice: stay and fight the dragon, or heed the call of his dark dreams, which offer him tantalizing glimpses of his native country's future - a country which may need a hero even more than this one. Scott William Carter's first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "touching and impressive debut." His short stories have appeared in dozens of popular magazines and anthologies, including Asimov's, Analog, Ellery Queen, Realms of Fantasy, and Weird Tales. He lives in Oregon with his wife, two children, and thousands of imaginary friends.
©2010 Scott William Carter (P)2011 Scott William Carter
Marilena Carpathia has only one dream; to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the Prince of Darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known. Halfway around the world, Gods plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot. Soon Marilenas offspring, Nicholae Carpathia and Ray Steeles lives will intersect. Good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world as the eternal battle for souls comes to earth, and the world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture!
©2005 Books In Motion (P)2005 Books In Motion
In Gold Valley, Oregon, forbidden love just might be the sweetest.... Dane Parker traded in his trailer-park roots for glory as a bull rider. But when a serious injury sidelines him for months, its the first time he cant just pull himself up by his bootstraps. The last thing he wants to deal with is sweet family friend Bea treating him like one of her wounded animals - or the unexpected attraction that suddenly flares between them. Beatrix Leighton has loved Dane for years, while hes always seen her as another sister. When she enlists his help to start her animal sanctuary, she thinks it will give him purpose. Instead, it brings all the desire she feels for him to the boiling point. Beas father taught her early on that love means loss. But could her forbidden crush turn into a love that will last a lifetime?
©2019 Maisey Yates (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
From the author of the best-sellers Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It and Live Your Truth comes Rebirth, an inspiring novel about the magic that happens when you learn to follow your heart. After the death of his estranged father, Amit takes his parent's ashes to the Ganges to fulfill a deathbed promise. Instead of returning home, he wanders, his pain and grief leaving him confused about his future. Almost broke, unsure about his direction in life, and running from memories, he is led by fate to the Camino de Santiago, an ancient 550-mile pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Amit meets a variety of travelers on his journey. Some are lost and searching for answers. Others are doing their best to leave the past behind. And there are a few who walk to celebrate life. All have stories and lessons to share. Once a reluctant pilgrim, Amit realizes he cannot stop until he completes the journey. As a traveler tells him, "Once you start walking the Camino, the Camino becomes a part of you." With each step Amit is challenged to confront his fear of following in the footsteps of his father, the loss of a woman he may love after all, and the reality of an uncertain future. His month-long pilgrimage forces Amit to face life's big questions, and causes him to grow and embrace a new sense of purpose and being. Based on the author's experience of walking the legendary Camino de Santiago, and told in the tradition of Paulo Coelho and Mitch Albom, Rebirth is a beautiful fable about forgiveness, synchronicity, and the unexpected adventures that reveal who we are. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Kamal Ravikant (P)2017 Hachette Audio
A modern literary classic, now available in a 20th anniversary edition with a new afterword by the author. The publication of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event. The novel's profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics. Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family - a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather, Daddy Glen, "cold as death, mean as a snake", becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney - and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back.
©1992 Dorothy Allison (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Louisa Bell never wanted to be a dance-hall singer, but dire circumstances force her hand. With a little help from her brother in the cavalry, she's able to make ends meet, but lately he's run afoul of his commanding officer, so she undertakes a visit to straighten him out. Major Daniel Adams has his hands full at Fort Reno. He can barely control his rowdy troops, much less his two adolescent daughters. If Daniel doesn't find someone respectable to guide his children, his mother-in-law insists she'll take them. When Louisa arrives with some reading materials, she's mistaken for the governess who never appeared. Major Adams is skeptical. She bears little resemblance to his idea of a governess - they're not supposed to be so blamed pretty - but he's left without recourse. His mother-in-law must be satisfied, which leaves him turning a blind eye to his unconventional governess's methods. Louisa's never faced so important a performance. Can she keep her act together long enough?
©2017 Regina Jennings (P)2018 Tantor
Just because helping out is the right thing to do doesnt make it easy... Pierce is on the hunt for Salem, a K9 military dog that belonged to Pete, a veteran, who can no longer look after himself or the dog. So, the dog has been handed from owner to owner, until shes become too much to handle, and now, the law is involved. No one has Salems best interests in mind, and they definitely dont have Petes, either. Pierce is about to change all that - whether they like it or not. Hedi, a young deputy, has lived in Arrowhead, Colorado, all her life and knows Pete and Salem but was helpless to do much when greed overtook his friends and family. She recognizes in Pierce the same qualities that Pete has, and by Pierces actions alone, she knows a corner has been turned. She also understands the locals wont take it lying down, and this means war. Pierce served his country overseas for many years, and seeing another veteran in trouble makes him realize the fight isnt over, even after life in the Navy ends. In fact, this battle has just begun. But, this one, Pierce will finish. And he plans to win.
©2019 Beverly Dale Mayer (P)2020 Beverly Dale Mayer
SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the books multiple symbols, motifs, and themes, such as the importance of proverbs and fathers and sons. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. Published in 1958, Things Fall Apart portrays the collision between the traditions and beliefs of Nigerian Igbo culture with the forces of European colonialism. In this celebrated classic, Achebe chronicles the story of Okonkwo, an Igbo warrior in the late 1800s. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audiobook. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a works underlying meanings and conclusions.
©2018 SuperSummary (P)2020 SuperSummary
Now officially working for the Secret Intelligence Service, Kim Tavistock is back to solve another mystery - this time a serial killer with deep Nazi ties - in the sequel to At the Table of Wolves. Summer, 1936. In England, an assassin is loose. Someone is killing young people who possess Talents. As terror overtakes Britain, Kim Tavistock, now officially employed by England's Secret Intelligence Service, is sent on her first mission: to the remote Sulcliffe Castle in Wales, to use her cover as a journalist to infiltrate a spiritualist cult that may have ties to the murders. Meanwhile, Kim's father, trained spy Julian Tavistock, runs his own parallel investigation - and discovers the terrifying Nazi plot behind the serial killings. Cut off from civilization, Sulcliffe Castle is perched on a forbidding headland above a circle of standing stones visible only at low tide. There, Kim shadows a ruthless baroness and her enigmatic son, plying her skills of deception and hearing the truths people most wish to hide. But as her cover disguise unravels, Kim learns that the serial killer is closing in on a person she has grown to love. Now, Kim must race against the clock not just to prevent the final ritual killing - but to turn the tide of the looming war.
©2018 Kay Kenyon (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
The most dangerous man is the only one she wants.... Stanton Rourke lives life on the edge. The steely mercenary is dangerous in every way...especially to Clarisse Carrington's heart. She and Rourke were playmates as children, but she's not the innocent girl he once knew. When tragedy robbed Clarisse of her entire family, her life was changed forever. Besides, she's a grown woman now, and there are secrets that hold her back from succumbing to her pursuer. As she struggles to keep her distance, sparks as hot as a Texas summer fly between them. But danger is following Clarisse, leaving her no choice but to rely on Rourke, even as the old wounds lying dormant between them flare up again....
©2015 Diana Palmer (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
A Canticle for Leibowitz meets The Hunt for Red October in We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep, a lyrical and pause-resisting coming-of-age exploration of duty, belief, and the post-apocalypse from breakout newcomer Andrew Kelly Stewart. Remy is a Chorister, rescued from the surface world and raised to sing in a choir of young boys. Remy is part of a strange crew who control the Leviathan, an aging nuclear submarine, that bears a sacred mission: to trigger the Second Coming when the time is right. But Remy has a secret, too - she's the submarine's only girl. Gifted with the missile's launch key by the Leviathan's dying chaplain, she swears to keep it safe. Safety, however, is not the priority of the new chaplain, who has his own ideas about the mission. When a surface-dweller is captured during a raid, Remy's faith becomes completely overturned. Now, her last judgement may transform the fate of everything.
©2021 Andrew Kelly Stewart (P)2021 Tantor
When Miss Beatrix Waterbury's Chicago-bound train ride is interrupted by a heist, Mr. Norman Nesbit, a man of science who believes his research was the target of the heist, comes to her aid. Despite the fact that they immediately butt heads, they join forces to make a quick escape. Upon her arrival in Chicago, Beatrix is surprised to discover her supposedly querulous Aunt Gladys shares her own suffragette passions. Encouraged by Gladys to leave her sheltered world, Beatrix begins working as a salesclerk at the Marshall Field and Company department store. When she again encounters Norman on a shopping expedition, he is quickly swept up in the havoc she always seems to attract. But when another attempt is made to part Norman from his research papers, and it becomes clear Beatrix's safety is also at risk, they soon discover the curious way feelings can grow between two very different people in the midst of chaos.
©2020 Jennifer L. Turano (P)2020 Two Words Publishing LLC
Not even Hell is as bad as the home Jon Hart grew up in. For the first 15 years of his life, Jon sat in the fire of Hades in a bid to protect his baby sister from experiencing even a little of what he lived through. As soon as they were old enough to escape, Jon swore his poisonous bloodline would die out with him. Theres no chick on this planet awful enough to deserve his kind of poison. But as though the universe isnt yet done hurting him, Casey "Tink" Irvine sashays into his life with sexy shoes and a sassy tude, and for the first time ever, he wishes things could be different. He cant give her what she wants, what she needs , but the thought of letting her go is just as impossible. Friends with benefits can only work for so long, but then what? This is a story about friends. Lovers. Enemies. Casey is all three and so much more.
©2019 Emilia Finn (P)2020 Emilia Finn
Not only is Phobetor real, hes about to destroy life on every world with sentient beings. You could say hes becoming a bit of a problem. Unless Im somehow the hero of an ancient prophecy - and lets face it, Im not - everyone I care about is in major trouble. My name is Bailey Spade, and this is how my story ends.
©2021 Dima Zales (P)2021 Dima Zales
When young Armstrong Todd's mother sends him to spend the summer in her native rural Mississippi, the Chicago-bred 15-year-old is unused to the segregated ways of the Deep South. So when the black youth utters a few innocuous words in French to a white woman, he has no idea of the impending firestorm he has ignited. Armstrong ends up paying the ultimate price when the offended woman's husband and his friends decide to teach the youth a lesson. Every character, black and white, is changed forever in this tale of poverty, the legacy of justice, and the healing power of love.
©1994 Bebe Moore Campbell, Abridgment Approved by the Author (P)1994 Time Warner AudioBooks and Juneteenth Audio Books. Time Warner AudioBooks is a joint venture of The Atlantic Group and Time Warner Trade Publishing.
Matt Reed is hiding...from his fans...from his past...from a failure too painful to contemplate. Most of all, Matt is hiding from himself. Vivienne Forrester is a woman who gives her all...to her friends and family...to her online food blog...to the man she loves. Vivienne will try anything and everything to coax Matt out of his self-imposed exile. But for this to work, Matt is going to have to meet her halfway.
©2017 Samantha Chase (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Is it really living when you spend your life in a cage.... The wait is over, the dust has settled, and the captives have finally been claimed. Elise thought the deadly game was finished, but the more time she spends in the palace, the more she begins to fear the real game has only just begun. In the aftermath of the ceremony, each of the friends try to adjust to their new life. But some are having more trouble than others. Will's perpetual defiance lands him in trouble with the queen herself, while Elise is playing a dangerous balancing act, trying to understand the affections of the prince. The man can be sweet, but also psychotic. At times, he seems to truly care - but with a snap of his fingers, she'd be sentenced to death. Danger is brewing. In the royal court, nothing is as it seems. They are told repeatedly to content themselves with the life for which they've been chosen. But how can you live with monsters without becoming a monster yourself? Is it really a life, or just going through the motions? The more time they spend in the palace, the longer the days drag on, the more a single word keeps rising in each of their minds...escape. Royal Factions: The Price for Peace The Cost for Surviving The Punishment for Deception Faking Perfection The Most Cherished The Strength to Endure
©2020 Wanita May (P)2020 Wanita May
Vi Harris tests every bit of my strength. She is my own personal challenge. She has the potential to make me weak at a time when I'm determined to show everyone just how bloody strong I am. Yet somehow, she doesn't see me as broken. She sees me as the man I'm fighting so hard to be. The man that I'm still struggling to see myself. But resisting her is proving to be even more difficult than my past.
©2016 Amy Daws (P)2016 Amy Daws
A disabled veteran, his care coordinator, and a chance at true love.... Life has finally started to settle down for Sergeant Reese Sanders after his devastating injury overseas. Discharged from the Army and now with a good job at Courage Reins, an equine therapy center at Three Rivers Ranch, hes finally found happiness. Then down-on-her luck Carly Watters becomes his veteran care coordinator and wants to assist him with tasks he most definitely doesnt need her help with - until a horrific fall puts him right back where he was years ago: Injured and depressed. Carly dislikes small towns almost as much as she loathes cowboys. But she finds herself faced with both when she gets assigned to Reese's case. Because of his injury, she moves to Three Rivers to help him full-time, and her unhappiness follows her around like a dark cloud. Reese will need to let go of his embarrassment and pride to allow Carly to help him - and love him. And Carly will have to admit that living in small-town Three Rivers is actually a blessing - because it led her to Reese. Do they have the humility and faith to make their relationship more than professional? Listen to all the Three Rivers Ranch Romance novels by Liz Isaacson! 1. Second Chance Ranch 2. Third Time's the Charm 3. Fourth and Long 4. Fifth Generation Cowboy 5. Sixth Street Love Affair 6. The Seventh Sergeant 7. Eight Second Ride 8. The First Lady of Three Rivers 9. Christmas in Three Rivers 10. Lucky Number Thirteen 11. The Curse of February Fourteenth
©2016 Elana Johnson (P)2016 Elana Johnson
The Malcontents are back in action! Into the Wild, the new novel by acclaimed author Larry Correia, picks up the story begun in Correia's previous entry in the series, Into the Storm. Now under the leadership of the reluctant Lieutenant Kelvan Cleasby, the Sixth Platoon of Storm Knights has been ordered to accompany an archeological expedition from the Royal Cygnaran University deep into the Wyrmwall Mountains to investigate an ancient site of potentially great historical value. But what seems a simple enough assignment will rapidly turn into a test of the platoon's survival skills - an abandoned fort, the lone survivor of a horrifying attack, and a ferociously territorial tribe may be more than even the Malcontents can handle.
©2016 Skull Island eXpeditions, an imprint of Privateer Press Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue and The Aviators Wife, a rich exploration of two Hollywood friends who shaped the movies (USA Today) - screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford. Full of Old Hollywood glamour and true details about the pairs historic careers...a captivating ode to a legendary bond. (Real Simple) Named one of the best books of the year by Real Simple. It is 1914, and 25-year-old Frances Marion has left her (second) husband and her Northern California home for the lure of Los Angeles, where she is determined to live independently as an artist. But the word on everyone's lips these days is "flickers" - the silent moving pictures enthralling theatergoers. Turn any corner in this burgeoning town and you'll find made-up actors running around, as a movie camera captures it all. In this fledgling industry, Frances finds her true calling: writing stories for this wondrous new medium. She also makes the acquaintance of actress Mary Pickford, whose signature golden curls and lively spirit have earned her the title "America's Sweetheart". The two ambitious young women hit it off instantly, their kinship fomented by their mutual fever to create, to move audiences to a frenzy, to start a revolution. But their ambitions are challenged by both the men around them and the limitations imposed on their gender - and their astronomical success could come at a price. As Mary, the world's highest paid and most beloved actress, struggles to live her life under the spotlight, she also wonders if it is possible to find love, even with the dashing actor Douglas Fairbanks. Frances, too, longs to share her life with someone. As in any good Hollywood story, dramas will play out, personalities will clash, and even the deepest friendships might be shattered. With cameos from such notables as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Rudolph Valentino, and Lillian Gish, The Girls in the Picture is, at its heart, a story of friendship and forgiveness. Melanie Benjamin perfectly captures the dawn of a glittering new era - its myths and icons, its possibilities and potential, and its seduction and heartbreak. A boffo production.... Inspiration is a rare and unexpected gift in a book filled with the fluff of Hollywood, but Benjamin provides it with The Girls in the Picture. (NPR) Profoundly resonant, The Girls in the Picture is at its core, an empowering and fascinating tale of sisterhood. (Bryce Dallas Howard)
©2018 Melanie Benjamin (P)2018 Random House Audio
In her stunning debut novel about a woman's journey to unravel the mystery of her parents' lives, Madeleine Thien proves herself a writer of vision, maturity, and style. Certainty follows Gail Lim, a producer of radio documentaries in Vancouver, as she works to uncover the history of her parents' relationship and struggles to come to terms with the events that brought them together. Gail's search for the truth leads her to Amsterdam where she meets a war photographer named Sipke, who tells her the story of a woman named Ani - and in so doing, reveals valuable information that not only sheds further light on Gail's parents, but also brings Gail face to face with the complications in her own life and closer to unraveling the questions that have gripped her imagination. With a voice at once vivid and poignant, Thien crafts a story that explores the legacies of loss, the dislocations of war, and the redemptive qualities of love.
©2007 Madeleine Thien (P)2018 Penguin Random House Canada
After a life of passion and adventure that has brought her through slavery to the Resurrection garden, through the controversies of the early Church to a hermit cave in southern Gaul, Maeve, the Celtic Mary Magdalen, returns to the Holy Isles accompanied by Sarah, her daughter with Jesus. Their mission: to find Maeve's firstborn child, stolen from her by the druids more than 40 years ago. Since then Maeve's homeland has suffered its own trials - Roman invasion and occupation. The Celtic tribes to the east and south are under direct rule, and the Romans are determined to rout the resistance of the western tribes, resistance fueled by the druids of Mona. Just before she crosses the channel from Gaul to Britain, Maeve encounters a man she mistakes for Jesus' ghost. This familiar stranger is equally haunted, and the two are drawn into a moonstruck liaison that will entwine their lives in "an impossible Celtic knot". For, unbeknownst to Maeve at the time, he is none other than General Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, the newly appointed Roman governor of Britain. Maeve keeps this troubling tryst a secret even after she finds her long-lost daughter, Boudica, the fierce and charismatic queen of the Iceni tribe. Druid-trained in her youth, Boudica married the Iceni king, hoping to rally him to a rebellion for which he has no stomach. Now estranged from her husband, Boudica keeps the old ways, sustained by her pride in her descent from her father (and Maeve's!): the late, great druid Lovernios. Seeking to circumvent disaster, Maeve travels back and forth from Iceni country to Mona, from the heart of native resistance to a Roman fort on the western front, steadfast in her conviction: "Love is as strong as death".
©2011 Elizabeth Cunningham (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Keita Ali has nothing: no bank account, no papers, no legal identity. A runner, he has fled home - a brutal dictatorship that produces the world's fastest marathoners - to live as an illegal refugee in a wealthy Western nation, surviving on winnings from local races. But the government is cracking down on illegal immigrants, so Keita - who will be executed if he is deported to his homeland - goes underground. Now a series of crises call for him to earn quick money: an unscrupulous businessman targets him, a serious health problem erupts, and, most troublingly, officials in Keita's native country kidnap his sister, threatening to execute her unless he pays a ransom. As Keita struggles to resolve these problems, he discovers a troubling political connection between his native and his adoptive countries. The Illegal is a rich, riveting novel that weaves a complex moral and psychological web.
©2015 Lawrence Hill Creative Services, Inc. (P)2016 Recorded Books
Opposites attract in this sexy, slow-burn romance, the next installment in A. M. Arthurs fan-favorite Clean Slate Ranch series. Levi Peletier is settled - for now. With his life on the rodeo circuit reined in, hes content doing trick-riding demos for tourists at Clean Slate Ranch and spending his off-hours with three finicky felines. Its a life hes grateful for, one that keeps his heart safe. George Thompson couldnt be less like the ruggedly sexy Levi. A onetime figure skating star, hes hung up his skates to live in introverted anonymity in San Francisco. An effort to shake up his regular routine finds him at Thanksgiving dinner, dude ranch style, and he immediately falls in love with the gorgeous view - the wide-open spaces and big blue sky arent bad, either. The country cowboy and the stay-put city boy strike up an unlikely friendship that blossoms into something more. But getting attached is a bad idea. Because the open road is calling to Levi, and its a call George cant imagine answering. When the past catches up to them, this odd couple will have to decide if a future together is worth fighting for. Clean Slate Ranch: Wild Trail Roped In Saddle Up Lucky Break Hard Ride Right Move
©2020 A. M. Arthur (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Best-selling author Avery Flynn will have you laughing out loud with this fun, steamy take on the wedding genre! I cant believe I have to go home to Nebraska for my sisters wedding. Im gonna need a wingman and a whole lot of vodka for this level of family interaction. At least my bestie agreed hed man up and help. Too bad he had to catch a different flight than me. Then, his plane got delayed. And finally - because bad things always happen in threes - instead of my best friend, his evil twin walks out of the airport. If you looked up doesnt-deserve-to-be-that-confident, way-too-hot-for-his-own-good billionaire in the dictionary, youd find a picture of Grady Holt. Hes awful. Horrible. The worst - even if his butt looks phenomenal in those jeans. Ten times worse? I told my family I was bringing my boyfriend with me.... Now I have to spend the week pretending to be madly in love with the big jerk. Ugh, and share a bedroom. Its only gonna be a week. I can last that long without killing him or blowing my cover. Maybe. A whisper of a prayer. Oh God, this week just might kill me or I might kill him - either way, this is not going to end well.
©2020 Avery Flynn (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Toni Aleo comes a spin-off series from the Assassins: the Bellevue Bullies! Jude Sinclair here, hockey player for the Bellevue Bullies and lover of all ladies. Hockey's in my blood, and not to sound full of myself, but I'm good at it...really good. The draft is within my reach - it's mine to take - but that's not the only reason people know my name. They know me because of my way with women. They know the score, and I aim to please. I just tend to stay away from repeat performances. In other words I don't do relationships beyond my family and friends. I'm happy with life. However, I should warn you that my story and how I see it playing out is about to change due to a certain redhead on campus. She's beautiful. Stunning. Breathtaking. She's my game changer. He's trouble from the moment I see him. I don't know what I'm thinking, but from the moment I meet his gaze, I'm his. It's a scary feeling. I've never trusted anyone outside my aunt and uncle - and even that took months. I didn't have it easy growing up. My mom was usually strung out, and she didn't give me a second thought. Drugs and the men who paid her were more important to her. It was horrible, but I'm stronger today. Because of my past, security is what I need most. Money assures me that I can take care of myself today, tomorrow, and next month. I don't want to ever be hungry or go without again, so I work hard for every penny. Oh, by the way, I'm Claire Anderson. I'm a hard-studying sophomore at the University of Bellevue, dancer for the school dance team, and a burlesque dancer at a club, but that's my secret. You may think you know how our story ends, but you have no clue. It's not easy falling in love...or living happily ever after. At first it may seem so, but when is anything worth having ever won without a fight? Especially when you're boarded by love.
©2014 Toni Aleo (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Dr. Olivia Simon is on duty in the emergency room of North Carolina's Outer Banks Hospital when a gunshot victim is brought in. Midway through the desperate effort to save the young woman's life, Olivia realizes who she is - Annie O'Neill, the woman Olivia's husband, Paul, is in love with. When Annie dies on the operating table, she leaves behind three other victims: Alec O'Neill, who thought he had the perfect marriage; Paul, whose fixation on Annie is unshakable; and Olivia, who is desperate to understand the woman who destroyed her marriage. Now they are left with unanswered questions about who Annie really was - and about the secrets she kept hidden so well.
©2002 Diane Chamberlain (P)2014 Tantor
Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy has set her career aside in order to devote her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine, and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a man calls one afternoon with a shattering message: His wife has been having an affair with Lucy's husband, Jake. The revelation marks a turning point: Lucy and Jake decide to stay together but make a special arrangement designed to even the score and save their marriage - she will hurt him three times. As the couple submits to a delicate game of crime and punishment, Lucy herself begins to change, surrendering to a transformation of both mind and body from which there is no return. Told in dazzling, musical prose, The Harpy is a dark, staggering fairy tale, at once mythical and otherworldly and fiercely contemporary. It is a novel of love, marriage and its failures, of power, control and revenge, of metamorphosis and renewal.
©2020 Megan Hunter (P)2020 Recorded Books
For fans of Station Eleven and Good Morning, Midnight comes an electric, heart-pounding novel of love and sacrifice that follows people around the world as they unite to prevent a global catastrophe. When dark comet UD3 was spotted near Jupiter's orbit, its existence was largely ignored. But to individuals who knew better - scientists like Benjamin Schwartz, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies - the threat this eight-kilometer comet posed to the survival of the human race was unthinkable. The 150-million-year reign of the dinosaurs ended when an asteroid impact generated more than a billion times the energy of an atomic bomb. What would happen to Earth's seven billion inhabitants if a similar event were allowed to occur? Ben and his indomitable girlfriend, Amy Kowalski, fly to South America to assemble an international counteraction team, whose notable recruits include Love Mwangi, a UN interpreter and nomad scholar, and Zhen Liu, an extraordinary engineer from China's national space agency. At the same time, on board a polar icebreaker life continues under the looming shadow of comet UD3. Jack Campbell, a photographer for National Geographic, works to capture the beauty of the Arctic before it is gone forever. Gustavo Wayãpi, a Nobel Laureate poet from Brazil, struggles to accept the recent murder of his beloved twin brother. And Maya Gutiérrez, an impassioned marine biologist is - quite unexpectedly - falling in love for the first time. Together, these men and women must fight to survive in an unknown future with no rules and nothing to be taken for granted. They have two choices: neutralize the greatest threat the world has ever seen (preferably before mass hysteria hits or world leaders declare World War III) or come to terms with the annihilation of humanity itself. Their mission is codenamed The Effort.
©2021 Claire Holroyde (P)2021 Grand Central Publishing
Jensen Monroe is a unicorn. As handsome as any model, as polite as can be, a goalie of unmatched skill, and the best friend anyone could ask for. But he longs for a particular special someone to make his life complete. He's been in love with Wren since he was a teenager, but as his best friend's sister, she's always been off-limits. Wren Lemiere has prided herself on being a love 'em and leave 'em girl her whole life. She's all about equal opportunity in the battle of the sexes. Why should guys like her brother and his best friends get to be the only ones allowed to play the dating game? One wrong move, however, and she finds herself in violation of her own rules. In need of a fake husband and baby daddy for her unexpected bundle of joy, Wren finally accepts Jensen is the logical one to ask for help. Except he has a counter-offer...one with so many strings attached, they may just find themselves wrapped up in ties that bind. Forever.
©2017 Toni Aleo (P)2018 Tantor
The third audiobook in the beloved Every Amish Season series by best-selling author Kelly Irvin. "Kelly Irvins Through the Autumn Air is a poignant journey of friendship and second chances that will illustrate for readers that God blesses us with a true love for all seasons." (Amy Clipston, bestselling author of Room on the Porch Swing) The past filled her mind even as her heart yearned for stories yet to be told.... The mother of 10 and a widow of seven years, Mary Katherine is a bundle of energy, always willing to step in and help her friends around her Amish community. Now that her last child is married, she pours her abundant creative spirit into writing stories, even as she speaks aloud to her late husband every day. Her dream is to open a bookstore with an English friend, but the church elders want this wayward widow to work in an Amish-owned store instead. When her old school friend Ezekiel offers her a position as a cook in the restaurant he opened after his wife died, she knows she should accept. But does she really want to spend her time working over a hot stove? When a mysterious English stranger breaks into her house to make himself a sandwich one autumn night, Mary Katherine doesnt call the sheriff. She turns to Ezekiel. They both see that Burke is need of more than a meal, and Ezekiel offers him the job at the restaurant. As they set out to care for their new friend, Mary Katherine and Ezekiel find themselves often working together. Mary Katherine is drawn to Ezekiel, but she remembers the terrible risk of giving her heart to someone. Can two people in the autumns of their lives and so well-versed in the pain of loss put the past behind them and trust in the hope that comes with each new season?
©2018 Kelly Irvin (P)2019 Zondervan
The Cuthberts had decided to adopt an orphan - a nice sturdy boy to help with the farm chores. The orphanage sent a girl instead - a mischievous, talkative redhead who'd be no use at all. She would just have to go back. But ever since Anne arrived, no one could imagine Green Gables without her.
©1987 David and Ruth MacDonald and Bantam Audio Publishing (P)1987 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
Catherine Grier seemed to have it all - money, prestige, and a beach house that would rival the Hamptons. But an old scar buried deep in her soul hides a life filled with loneliness and painful memories...until a dusty old book lands in her lap, sending her back in time to 1767 and into the arms of Lord Bryne Adair. Forced from his country on charges of treason, Bryne trusts no one, especially not the blue-eyed, blonde-haired anomaly claiming to be from the future. Unable to resist, he'll play her game to the end. He has nothing left to lose but his heart.
©2016 Ann Stiller (P)2017 Ann Stiller
New adult angst meets The Godfather in this Mafia-themed romance from New York Times best-selling author Rachel Van Dyken. Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, and twisted...this is Tex Campisi's legacy. He killed his father in cold blood and lost his soul right along with him. He craves war more than peace, and he's about to take his place in history as the youngest capo dei capi in the Cosa Nostra - that is until someone stops him, saves him from himself. But the only person able to do that is Tex's best friend's sister, Mo Abandonato, and she just ripped his heart out and asked him to hold it in his hands while she put bullets through it. He is cursed, so he did it. He is numb, so he held it. He's wicked, so he liked it. Tex used the pain Mo caused as a catalyst to turn into his biggest nightmare - the five families' greatest enemy. It is Tex's turn to take a stand, knowing full well he is going to lose his mind to the madness that is the American Mafia. He has always been told blood is thicker than life. Tex wishes he would have listened, because regardless of who you love, you will betray. You will kill. Blood always wins. The only way out is death. Welcome to the dark side of the family.
©2016 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Shes desperate for a new life in the Canadian mountains.... Hes the last person she should trust to get her there. After her husbands death, Rachel Gray is finally free from the turmoil his addictions caused. She wants nothing more than a new life with her 12-year-old son. If she can reach her brother in the wilderness of the Canadian territories, theyll have help to start over in peace. She knows better than to put her life in the hands of another man, but she never expected the Montana mountains to be so treacherous. When two brothers invite her to join their small group traveling to the same area, she refuses. After she and her son narrowly escape a bear attack, shes forced to admit they need the safety of numbers in this untamed land. If the men prove dangerous, she can always leave with her son and strike out alone again. Seth Grant has made some bad choices in his life, but God healed him from the addiction that mired him in his sins. Now, hes determined to live the life God called him to, starting with a journey northward to see the Canadian mountain both his brother and sister have fallen in love with. When he discovers the woman and boy who plan to travel the same mountain trail, he cant fathom why she refuses to join in the safety of their larger group. Though her decision seems unwise, he has no other choice but to pray God provides her protection. Despite Rachels best efforts, she cant seem to fight her attraction to the Seth - until a secret from his past proves hes not at all the man she thought. When a new peril threatens her sons life, she must choose between trusting in what she can control, or the man who her heart says is trustworthy, no matter his previous sins. The path she chooses just may determine whether she can step into the new life God has in store for them all.
©2019 Misty M. Beller (P)2018 Misty M. Beller
No discussion of great modern authors is complete without mention of Cormac McCarthy, whose rare and blazing talent makes his every work a true literary event. A grand addition to the American literary canon, Suttree introduces readers to Cornelius Suttree, a man who abandons his affluent family to live among a dissolute array of vagabonds along the Tennessee river.
©1979 Cormac McCarthy (P)2012 Recorded Books
C'est pas moi, je le jure?! étonne par sa fraîcheur et sa verve, par sa vision du monde de l'enfance, par son imaginaire débridé. À trente-neuf ans, soit l'âge qu'aurait aujourd'hui son petit héros, l'auteur est manifestement resté très près de ses premières années. - Marie-Claude Fortin, Voir On a peine à croire que C'est pas moi, je le jure! est un premier roman tant la langue est sûre, agile, l'action bien conduite, les personnages convaincants. Bruno Hébert ne l'a pas écrit à la sortie du cégep. Il a lu, il a vécu. C'est pas moi, je le jure?! n'est pas seulement un remarquable premier roman; c'est l'un des meilleurs romans de la saison. - Gilles Marcotte, L'actualité
©1997 Les Éditions du Boréal (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Hard times ahead for the Harpers girls.... It is two years since Harpers opened in Oxford Street and Ben is planning to expand the premises. Life is good for Sally and Ben as they look forward to their first child and hope for a prosperous future. Beth is settling into married life with Jack, gradually recovering from her aunts tragic death, though still unable to conceive a child. New girls have joined Harpers and Marion, Janice and Becky all become a part of the daily life at the busy store. Rachel is undecided whether to marry a man she isnt sure she can trust, while Minnie meets an old love. The sun is shining in English streets but on the horizon dark clouds gather over Europe and war looms threatening, bringing rainy days for the Harpers girls....
©2020 Rosie Clarke (P)2020 Boldwood Books
Taking her is my right. Breaking her, my duty. I was always going to choose Helena. I knew it the instant I saw her. Shes different than the others. Theres a darkness about her. Something wild inside her. And it calls to the beast inside me. But she isnt what I expected. With every word and every touch, she pushes me, burrowing deep under my skin, challenging the rules, and upending history. And all the while, I see how my brother watches her. He wants her, and as the rules stand, shell become his in one years time. Except that I have no intention of giving her up. Author's Note: Torn is the second and final audiobook of the Dark Legacy Duet. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Natasha Knight (P)2019 Natasha Knight
Returning to the heart of her beloved Cornwall, Kate Ryder weaves another deliciously irresistible tale of desire, jealousy and the search for understanding, set against the stunning backdrop of the glorious Lizard Peninsula. Globally renowned actor Oliver Foxley has made the most difficult decision of all and set the love of his life free, in order to try and bring his family back together. But there's a magnetic pull back to both Cara and Cornwall that Oliver can neither deny nor resist.... Heartbroken for a second time in her short life, single mother Cara knows she has no choice but to pick up the pieces yet again and carry on. Perhaps a complete change of scenery would help her and her young family? Yet her mind, spirit and heart yearn for the windswept shores of her Cornish Cove.... Cara and Oliver face the agonising choice between following expectations or following their hearts. How will their story end...?
©2018 Kate Ryder (P)2019 Head of Zeus
Wanted: fake fiancée for a wealthy rancher Benefits: all your dreams come true #1 rule: don't fall in love The woman on his doorstep is brash, independent, and holding a baby! His father won't approve, which makes her perfect for Joshua Grayson's scheme. He'll pretend he's marrying unsuitable Danielle Kelly to keep his father from meddling. He won't be tempted to touch her, to claim her...or to fall in love. From New York Times best-selling author Maisey Yates
©2018 Maisey Yates (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Could you live a perfect life, knowing someone else took on all your pain and despair? Skyla has always lived a perfect, happy life - just like everyone in her community. Even if there are brief moments where she is certain she has experienced pain and regret, those moments are brief and quickly forgotten. But when Aiden, Skylas next-door neighbor, reveals the truth of the community and their perfect lives, Skyla is faced with an unexpected choice regarding her future. Will her actions lead her community to a better life? Or will she doom them all? Join Skyla and Aiden in this thought-provoking novella inspired by Ursula K. LeGuins The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.
©2021 C. S. Johnson (P)2021 Christina Johnson
"This book is astonishing. You'll be smiling even as your heart is breaking, and you'll tip willingly into this world Bump offers you, because what appears again and again are spectacular beams of light also called love, also called hope, also called family. Gabriel Bump has established himself as a stunning talent to be reckoned with." (Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze) In this powerful, edgy, and funny debut novel about making right and wrong choices, Gabriel Bump gives us an unforgettable and lovable protagonist, Claude McKay Love. Claude is a young black man in search of a place where he can fit; born on the South Side of Chicago, he is raised by his civil rights-era grandmother, who tries to shape him into a principled actor for change. After a riot consumes his neighborhood, Claude decides to escape Chicago for another place, to go to college, to find a new life and identity. But as he discovers, there's no escaping the people and places that made him. Written in a fierce and original voice attuned to the ironies inherent in our 21st-century landscape, Everywhere You Don't Belong marks the arrival of a brilliant young talent.
©2020 Gabriel Bump (P)2020 Recorded Books
Lil and Frank married young, launched into courtship when they bonded over how they both - suddenly, tragically - lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents theyd lost prematurely. Now, after many years in Boston, they have retired in North Carolina. There, Lil, determined to leave a history for their children, sifts through letters and notes and diary entries - perhaps revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Meanwhile, Frank has become obsessed with what might have been left behind at the house he lived in as a boy on the outskirts of town, where a young single mother, Shelley, is just trying to raise her son with some sense of normalcy. Franks repeated visits to Shelleys house begin to trigger memories of her own family, memories that shed rather forget. Because, after all, not all parents are ones you wish to remember. Hieroglyphics reveals the difficulty of ever really knowing the intentions and dreams and secrets of the people who raised you. In her deeply layered and masterful novel, Jill McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and what it means to be a child piecing together the world all around us, a child learning to make sense of the hieroglyphics of history and memory.
©2020 Jill McCorkle (P)2020 Recorded Books
When life demands that you make a choice, how do you know you are making the right one? Tabitha Thomas gave up on a happy family life with Michael, her absent, high-flying husband, long ago. Instead, she pooled all her energies into their daughter, Rosie, and her career as headteacher at a local primary school. However, trouble is looming all around her. Unbeknown to Tabitha, Rosie is having a crisis of confidence with the most important exams of her life, and best friend Clodagh, a top TV news broadcaster, is being edged out by an ambitious younger model. And Tabithas eco-warrior mother is protesting outside the school over a development. But a decision Tabitha made a long time ago which changed the entire course of her life resurfaces when a new teacher at the school turns out to be her first love. A beautiful family drama, full of love, life and destiny. Perfect for the fans of Alice Peterson and Dani Atkins.
©2020 Sian O'Gorman (P)2020 Boldwood Books
New York Times best-selling author. Hes not a man to be played with. Not without consequences. For five years, Levi Tucker had no control over his life, locked up for a crime he didnt commit. Never again would any woman - any desire - overtake this cowboys common sense. Now, Faith Grayson, the sexy, brilliant architect hes hired to design his grand new house, is sorely testing his resolve. Faith is too young. Too innocent. Maybe just too tempting.
©2019 Maisey Yates (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Zombies are a nightmare of the past, the Lycan wars are over. Mike feels that he can finally settle down after 200 years of war until he hears an impossible message from beyond. Tommy, his adopted son, is in trouble and there is nothing in Heaven or Hell that will stop Mike from helping him.
©2017 Mark Tufo (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
The perfect pause-resisting romance debut for fans of Game of Thrones. Catalia "Cat" Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice. Griffin is intent on bringing peace to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. When he discovers Cat is the Kingmaker, he abducts her. But Cat will do everything in her power to avoid her dangerous destiny, and she battles her captor at every turn. Although up for the fight, Griffin would prefer for Cat to help his people willingly, and he's ready to do whatever it takes to coax her - even if that means falling in love with her.
©2016 Amanda Bouchet (P)2016 Recorded Books
The last book in the New York Times best-selling dark romance series. Where love tries to triumph and darkness continues to reign... "I'm in love with her, but it might not be enough to stop her from becoming the latest victim of the Debt Inheritance. I know who I am now. I know what I must do. We will be together - I just hope it's on Earth rather than in heaven." It all comes down to this. Love versus life. Debts versus death. Who will win?
©2017 Pepper Winters (P)2017 Pepper Winters
Jennie Troyer knows its time to remarry. Can she overcome a painful secret and open her heart to love? Its been four years since Jennies husband died in a farming accident. Long enough that the elders in her Amish community think its time to marry again for the sake of her seven children. What they dont know is that grief isnt holding her back from a new relationship. Fear is. A terrible secret in her past keeps her from moving forward. Mennonite book salesman Nathan Walker stops by Jennies farm whenever hes in the area. Despite years of conversation and dinners together, she never seems to relax around him. He knows he should move on, but something about her keeps drawing him back. Meanwhile, Leo Graber nurtures a decades-long love for Jennie, but guilt plagues him - guilt for letting Jennie marry someone else and guilt for his fathers death on a hunting trip many years ago. How could anyone love him again - and how could he ever take a chance to love in return? In this second audiobook in the Every Amish Season series, three hearts try to discern Gods plan for the future - and find peace beneath the summer sun.
©2018 Kelly Irvin (P)2019 Zondervan
RITA Award nominee Karen Witemeyer is acclaimed for her winning blend of history, humor, and romance. In this heartstirring tale, repentant exconvict Levi Grant comes to Spencer, Texas, in 1887 - hoping to put his past behind him and start out fresh as the towns new blacksmith. To promote civility, Eden Spencer runs her own lending library, where she discovers Levis love of literature. But just as romance begins to bloom, Eden learns of Levis prodigal past.
©2011 Karen Witemeyer (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Who was the mysterious 355? Culper Ring members such as Robert Townsend and Hercules Mulligan are well-known for the part they played in the Revolutionary War, but who was the mysterious 355 who could "outwit them all"? Inspired by many of the same characters featured in AMC's Turn and the Broadway musical Hamilton, 355: The Women of Washington's Spy Ring chronicles the lives of three remarkable women who use daring, skill, and, yes, a bit of flirtation, to help liberate America. British sympathizer Margaret (Meg) Moncrieffe expects to find the carefree America she remembers as a youth when she returns from her Irish boarding school. Instead, she finds the new country at war, with her father on one side and her new love, Aaron Burr, on the other. When her misguided attempt to end the war results in dire consequences for the Continental Army, Meg switches allegiances in order to amend the damage she caused. After her husband, Jonathan, is captured by the British and dies aboard one of the notorious prison ships, a pregnant Elizabeth Burgin realizes she is stronger than she once thought. When a prominent member of the Culper Ring enlists her help on a heist of the prison ships, Elizabeth readily accepts, putting herself and her family in jeopardy in order to save the lives of strangers. Patriot Sally Townsend wants nothing more than freedom for America. When her family is forced to take in enemy soldiers, Sally seizes the opportunity to garner information from them and pass it on to her brother, Robert, knowing one false move could result in the noose for both of them. Instead of finding herself in danger when British intelligence officer Major John Andre shows up at her family's doorstep, Sally finds herself falling in love. But Major Andre is playing the same dangerous game as her and Robert, albeit for the other side. Told from the viewpoints of these three women - including the one operating under the code name 355 - 355: The Women of Washington's Spy Ring is an absorbing tale of family, duty, love, and betrayal.
©2017 Kit Sergeant (P)2018 Tantor
The blind date from hell is about to get hotter.... Brianne Nave is never doing her friends a favor again. When they begged her to go on a blind date, she didn't expect someone so perfectly gorgeous. She's a mousy librarian - totally not in this man's league. And judging by his odd reaction when she opens the door, he knows it, too. Air force pararescuer Ryan Flannery avoids his hometown at all costs. He's not thrilled about the date until he's shocked silent by the prickly little librarian's sweet curves and kissable lips...and her smart mouth. But then an argument leads to a kiss that spirals out of control. How can two people have so little chemistry outside the bedroom when they fit together so perfectly in it? When their friends strand them in a cabin to "work things out", Bri's not sure whether to kill him or put the industrial-sized box of condoms they find to use. Bottom line - Ryan's career military and hates the tiny town she loves. He'll leave, just like everyone else in her life. And if she's foolish enough to give him her heart, he'll take it with him.
©2014 Katee Robert (P)2015 Audible Inc.
2002 Gold Medallion Award winner! Fans of Randy Alcorn will applaud this soul-stirring story of two college friends who reconnect after 20 years. One is living life apart from God in comfortable corporate America while the other is living for Christ under intense persecution in China. This stunning pause register will convict the hearts of listeners to live in the light of eternity. Royalties from sales of this audiobook will be donated to support the persecuted Church.
©2001 Eternal Perspective Ministries (P)2001 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
She faces dangerous situations all the time.... Olympic downhill skier, Harper Young, knows what its like to look danger in the face. After all, she does it every time she races down a ski slope. Shes fine with that danger and even excels under the pressure, winning Olympic gold. And as a governors daughter, shes familiar with receiving threats from the general public. But when a stalker turns his sights on Harper, she possesses zero skills to protect herself. But she has no idea what lurks in the shadows. Former Navy SEAL and ATF Agent, Aiden Byrd of Nighthawk Security is well versed in protection skills and knows the dangers she faces. Problem is, theres an instant attraction between Aiden and Harper, and as Aiden and the Nighthawk team contract to protect her, he has to fight to remain professional. When the stalker grows bolder and tries to end Harpers life, Aidens only hope in keeping her safe is to deny his feelings. Something that borders on impossible.
©2020 Susan Sleeman (P)2020 Susan Sleeman
From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama and war story of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life. Jack McKenzie is a harmonica player, soldier, dreamer, and small-time professional fisherman from a tiny island in Bass Strait. Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan is a strong-willed woman hiding from an ambiguous past in Shanghai. Larger than life, Private Jimmy Oldcorn was once a street kid and leader of a New York gang. Together, they reap a vast and not always legitimate fortune from the sea. Narrated by celebrated, award-winning actor Humphrey Bower.
©2013 Christine Courtenay (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty. Ltd
A pirate captain of the Inner Sea, Torius Vin makes a living raiding wealthy merchant ships with his crew of loyal buccaneers. Few things matter more to Captain Torius than ill-gotten gold-but one of those is Celeste, his beautiful snake-bodied navigator. When a crafty courtesan offers the pirate crew a chance at the heist of a lifetime, it's time for both man and naga to hoist the black flag and lead the Stargazer's crew to fame and fortune. But will stealing the legendary Star of Thumen chart the corsairs a course to untold riches-or send them all to a watery grave?
©2013 Paizo Publishing, LLC (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Ein Deutscher Sommer, die Vergangenheit wird lebendig. Nach zwanzig Jahren im Gefängnis ist er überraschend begnadigt worden. Christiane, seine Schwester, will sein erstes Wochenende in Freiheit mit einem Dutzend alter Freunde feiern, in einer verfallenen Villa auf dem Land, ohne Reporter und Kameras. Sie alle haben damals in irgendeiner Form mit der Revolution sympathisiert. Heute haben sie ihren festen Platz im bürgerlichen Leben. Die Freunde kommen aus Loyalität, aus Nostalgie, aus Neugier. Aber sie können sich der Konfrontation mit ihrer eigenen Biographie, ihren Lebensträumen und Lebenslügen nicht entziehen. Mit der atmosphärischen Intensität eines Kammerspiels wird Bilanz gezogen.
(c)+(p) 2009 Diogenes Verlag
New York Times Best Seller Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rust belt city to the place of his familys origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. You cant go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else - theyre transcendent, all of them. Youll be glad you read them. (Barack Obama)
©2017 Toni Morrison (P)2017 Random House Audio
Rockford James was raised as a tried and true cowboy in a town crazy about ice hockey. Rock is as hot on the ice as he is on a horse, and the NHL snapped him up. Now, injuries have temporarily benched him. With his body and pride wounded, he returns to his hometown ranch to find that a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn't? His feelings for high school sweetheart and girl-next-door Quinn Rivers. Quinn had no choice but to get over Rock after he left. Teenaged and heartbroken, she had a rebound one night stand that ended in her becoming a single mom. Now that Rock's back - and clamoring for a second chance - Quinn will do anything to avoid getting caught up in this oh-so-tempting cowboy . . . Contains mature themes.
©2018 Jennie Marts (P)2018 Tantor
With Conversations with Rabbi Small, Harry Kemelman adds layers of depth to one of the most beloved characters in contemporary fiction. Rabbi Smalls investigative talents and great learning come in handy while hes vacationing in the mountains one June - even though theres no murder to be solved. Faced with performing an emergency conversion, the rabbi must bring his celebrated tenacity and intuition to bear on a different kind of problem. Joan Abernathy has asked Rabbi Small to convert her so she can marry a Jew. The couples quandary prompts him to delve deep into the philosophy and history of Judaism. As he answers their difficult questions, Rabbi Small realizes it is not Joan whom he must convert. Veteran narrator George Guidall has been personally approved by the authors estate. As you listen to his rich performance, you will find yourself sitting right in the rabbis rustic cabin, sipping ginger ale, and being drawn inextricably into the fascinating conversation. If you enjoy the rabbis company, be sure to check out the Rabbi David Small mystery series, available exclusively from Recorded Books, Inc.
©1981 Harr y Kemelman (P)1999 Recorded Books
When sparks fly between a rugged Texas cowboy and a girl next door, a fake engagement starts to feel all too real in this heartwarming romance from a USA Today best-selling author. Alana Carey can out-rope, out-ride, and challenge even the best Texas cowboy. Working on her father's ranch for most of her life has made her tough as nails, but she does have one soft spot - and his name is Paxton Callahan. And with Pax back in town, Alana's old feelings have returned with a vengeance. But she barely has time to process her attraction for the hunky cowboy before her father falls ill and presents her with an ultimatum. Alana's father wants her married and settled before he passes away, and she isn't about to break a dying man's heart. Paxton Callahan has been in love with Alana since...forever, and he's finally ready to stop running from his feelings. It's been ten years since he's seen the sexy cowgirl, and now that he's living next door, the electricity between them is about to set the whole Texas panhandle on fire. When Alana presents him with a crazy proposal - to pretend to be her fiancé so her father can die in peace - Paxton can't refuse. But as the faux-wedding day draws near, and her father's health improves, Alana and Paxton must decide whether to commit to the charade or finally admit their love is the real deal. Includes a never-before-published bonus story from Carolyn!
©2020 Carolyn Brown (P)2020 Forever
Down and out with an injury, Assassins defenseman Jordie Thomas has been forced away from the sport that runs through his veins. With his life crashing down around him, he's given an ultimatum. Ready or not, Jordie is forced to face his past, the fears that consume him, and the one woman he let walk away. Kacey King had her professional dreams come true, yet her heart was battered and broken. With an Olympic gold medal around her neck, she's ready to look forward to the future but without the one man she wanted in it. In the game of life, there are winners and losers, and neither Jordie nor Kacey wants to be on the losing bench. With emotions running high and the game on the line, can two proud people find happiness with each other, or will their hearts and souls be left in the cold?
©2015 Toni Aleo (P)2015 Tantor
Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the Burgess sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever. With a rare combination of brilliant storytelling, exquisite prose, and remarkable insight into character, Elizabeth Strout has brought to life two deeply human protagonists whose struggles and triumphs will resonate with listeners long after the ausiobook is over. Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, The Burgess Boys is Elizabeth Strouts newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art.
©2013 Elizabeth Strout (P)2013 Random House Audio
Celebrate the legacy of The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from 40 acclaimed authors. On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the 40th anniversary, 40 storytellers recreate an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by best-selling authors and trendsetting artists: Austin Walker explores the unlikely partnership of bounty hunters Dengar and IG-88 as they pursue Han Solo. Hank Green chronicles the life of a naturalist caring for tauntauns on the frozen world of Hoth. Tracy Deonn delves into the dark heart of the Dagobah cave where Luke confronts a terrifying vision. Martha Wells reveals the world of the Ugnaught clans who dwell in the depths of Cloud City. Mark Oshiro recounts the wampas tragic tale of loss and survival. Seth Dickinson interrogates the cost of serving a ruthless empire aboard the bridge of a doomed Imperial starship. Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Tom Angleberger, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, E. K. Johnston, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R.F. Kuang, C.B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu, Jim Zub All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book - a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 childrens books - valued at $1,000,000 - to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education. Read by Jonathan Davis, Sean Kenin Elias-Reyes, Dion Graham, Jon Hamm, January LaVoy, Soneela Nankani, Marc Thompson, Sam Witwer, and Emily Woo Zeller.
©2020 Ballantine (P)2020 Random House Audio
Are the unprecedented crises of our times the signs and warnings of coming judgment? Does an ancient mystery hold the secret to the events of our times and the future of America and the world? Is this mystery even behind the shakings that have now overtaken the world and America? How much time do we have left? In 2012, Jonathan Cahn caused a worldwide sensation with the release of his first book, and massive best seller, The Harbinger. It was hailed as "stunning", "prophetic", "mind-blowing", and "astonishing". Cahn followed it with best seller after best seller, but he has always held off on writing a sequel. But now, for the first time, Cahn opens up what could not be unlocked before - the mysteries that couldnt be revealed until the present time, the manifestations that have taken place since The Harbinger came out and up to the present hour, and the mysteries of what is yet to come. Ever since The Harbinger was released, people have been asking: Is an ancient mystery determining Americas future? Have the harbingers of judgment continued to manifest on American soil? Is America closer now than ever before to judgment, and what lies ahead for America and the world?
©2020 Jonathan Cahn (P)2020 Charisma House
In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a 19-year-old girl in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and is imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions - affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.
©1974 James Baldwin. © renewed 2002 by Gloria Baldwin Karefa-Smart (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
After her mother's untimely death, a 20-year-old Amish woman has a difficult decision to make: Choose to break from the Plain community and her boyfriend and live in the English world permanently or join the Amish church. Rachel Hershberger wants to get away from her Amish home in Fields Corner, Ohio. For a year, she's been trying to fill her mother's shoes by taking care of her father and siblings. She quit her job at the bakery so she would have more time to clean and cook at home. Before her mother died, Rachel was positive she wanted to marry Samuel Weaver, but now she can't think about wedding plans. She blames her father for her mother's death. If they had installed a phone in their barn or a shanty, her mother might have received medical help in time to save her life. Her mother's death has made Rachel question if she should be baptized and join the church. She wonders if non-Amish women live longer and have less stress. Maybe her 44-year old mother would still be alive had she left the Amish lifestyle like her sister Carrie did. When her Aunt Carrie invites her to go to the beach, Rachel decides the time away will help her to decide whether to join the Amish church or to live in the English world. She is conflicted because she loves Samuel and her family. Instead of a relaxing time away, disturbing events happen while Rachel's in Florida. A photographer snaps troublesome pictures of Rachel because of her famous senator uncle, and a handsome and charming college student falls in love with Rachel.
©2012 Diane Craver (P)2020 Diane Craver
Theo Dalton is six years old when his hands are irreparably damaged in a horrific car accident that takes his mother's life. Six years later, during the sweltering summer of 1968 in rural Oklahoma, Theo meets Frank, a Native American outcast, and learns that he has the ability to heal through his disfigured hands. As he explores the extraordinary, Theo desperately attempts to remain an ordinary boy. But when word of his gift spreads, Theo is shunned by the church for doing "the devil's work". He is immediately swept away by his Auntie Li, and into a world which ultimately threatens his life as he saves others'. Told from Theo's perspective some 50 years later, it is through his work as a therapist with a broken woman that he musters the courage to relive the summer that haunts him. The Substance of All Things is the gripping, heart-wrenching, and often humorous tale of mentors and mothers and fathers, love and redemption, prophets and charlatans, miracles and faith.
©2020 Sam Harris (P)2020 Sam Harris
Vaughn Johansson is the Nashville Assassins' star player. He's brash, cocky, and talented. And he isn't afraid to let anyone know it. He lives his life on his own terms, never forming romantic attachments, and only allowing his very closest to see his true, caring self. Brie Soledad has the weight of the world on her shoulders. As the staff reporter for the Assassins, she balances her high-profile job and its heavy travel schedule with being the sole provider for her adult brother with Down syndrome. Sure, she'd like to find love. But who has time for that when there are bills to pay? Brie has been the match to Vaughn's gasoline since the day she first held out her microphone to him. They strike sparks off each other, keeping their friends, the team, and the Assassins fans in stitches. Brie's refusal to fawn over Vaughn sets his teeth on edge and his blood boiling. Especially in that body part.... Brie's been let down by love before, but she knows she deserves nothing less than real, forever love. Vaughn's past has left deep, hidden scars, and there are some secrets he cannot bear to reveal. As much as Brie wants him, Vaughn may be too big a risk for her wary heart to take.
©2017 Toni Aleo (P)2017 Tantor
To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become. Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald himself has no interest in finding an heiress to marry, but when Poppy's grandmother asks him to give etiquette lessons to Poppy, he swiftly discovers he may be in for much more than he bargained for.
©2019 Jennifer L. Turano (P)2019 Two Words Publishing LLC