Author Joseph Boyden makes his literary debut with this profound and moving Todays Book Club pick that contemplates the lasting traumas of war. Cree Indians and best-friends Xavier and Elijah enlist in the Canadian Army in 1915, eager to become heroes. Seasoned hunters, the men become expert snipers, but their horrifying experiences serving in World War I will leave devastating impressions on each mans life.
©2005 Joseph Boyden (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
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
After earning a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, Tracy Chevalier was immediately recognized for her literary talent. In Girl with a Pearl Earring, she recreates the 17th-century world of Johannes Vermeer. This haunting work of historical fiction received rave reviews in publications as diverse as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor. In 1664, 16-year-old Griet enters the Vermeer household as a servant. Daughter of a Delft tile maker, she has a natural eye for color and design. Daily, she cleans the studio, learning much about how Vermeer sees the people he paints. As his attention focuses on her, she slowly becomes one of his subjects. Tracy Chevalier fills this unusual love story with the shades, sounds, and textures of everyday life in Holland. Narrator Ruth Ann Phimister perfectly voices Griet's growing awareness of the intrigues surrounding her and the need to define the value of her life.
©1999 Tracy Chevalier (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC
Fragrant blossoms herald spring, but the orchard is also a place of secrets and heartache. After the death of her husband Frank, Eliza is left with three young children and mounting debts. When a gentle stranger enters her orchard, she experiences a peculiar sensation of familiarity with the man. But will his unknown past jeopardize all that she has fought for? Hidden Places is a Christy Award winner for excellence in Christian fiction.
©2003 Karen Ball (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
When a best-selling novelist begins writing an allegory of her troubled son's life, she soon wonders how much control she has over her creation. Angela Hunt, best-selling, Christy Award-winning author of more than 70 books, fills The Novelist with suspense and spiritual dilemmas. Through alternating narratives, it achieves additional drama.
©2006 Angela Hunt (P)2006 Recorded Books
In this sweeping saga, three Swedish sisters endure an 1890s Atlantic crossing, an Ellis Island detention, and various other trials as they struggle to find love, faith, and home. First came their mother's death. Then their father's suicide. For orphans Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia, life stretches on like an endless winter. When circumstances become unbearable, they write their Chicago relatives, desperate for a safe haven. Soon the three find themselves among the huddled masses bound for America - the promised land of dreams and second chances. Yet amidst the hardships of their journey, these brave young ladies determine to let nothing stop them from reaching a place they can call home.
©2008 Lynn Austin (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
One of romance fictions most popular storytellers, Catherine Anderson hits the New York Times best-seller list with each of her scintillating works. Reissued after being out of print for many years, Indigo Blue is one of Andersons early gems. In it, a high-spirited woman named Indigowho is half Comanche and half whitelives a solitary existence among the Oregon folk who dont understand her. But that all changes when Jake Rand rolls into town.
©1992 Adeline Catherine Anderson (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
This ground-breaking work offers access to the boardroom and advice on getting noticed, networking, persuasion, and mastering the art of quid pro quo. A professor of management and highly sought-after consultant, Kathleen Kelley Reardon has worked with many of the nation's leading corporations. Drawing on interviews with executives from Fortune 500 companies, she has compiled essential advice on how to break into the inner circle of power at the top of the corporate ladder. Many books cover practical business knowledge, but few address the issue of interpersonal skills. The ever-changing circle of power within a corporation may not necessarily follow the same guidelines it publicly professes. The most talented employee isn't always the one promoted; there is an intangible quality the upper echelon look for. It may not come naturally, but it can be learned. Kathleen Kelley Reardon's guide to organizational politics gives you the navigational skills needed to reach the top. Narrator Ruth Ann Phimister will leave you feeling as if you've had an enlightning conversation with a caring mentor.
©2000 Kathleen Kelley Reardon, Ph.D. (P)2001 Recorded Books
Newlyweds Missie and Willie share a dream. However, it means that Missie must leave her parents, family and friends behind to join a wagon train and claim land in the West with her new husband. Overcoming incredible hardships on the journey, she grows into a mature wife and mother. Her faith in God and love for her husband give Missie the strength to make a new life and home in an unknown territory.
©1989 Janette Oke (P)1989 Recorded Books, LLC
Francine Rivers, the internationally best-selling author of Redeeming Love, has won many prestigious awards, including the Christy Award for Inspirational Historical Fiction and the ECPA Gold Medallion. More than a million copies of her books are in print. And the Shofar Blew is her poignant tale about the danger of straying from God's true path. Energetic young pastor Paul Hudson rejuvenates a dying church and boosts attendance so high that a new building must be constructed. But in his eagerness to please the new devotees, Paul loses touch with what truly matters.
©2003 Francine Rivers (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
"When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy." So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart/wrenching novel.... [Ellen Foster] is as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character and a good deal more endearing."
©1987 Kaye Gibbons (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio
When it was first published in 1979, this novel introduced inspirational fiction to people hungry for well-told stories based on Christian values. Since then, over a million copies have been sold, and it has been made into a popular Hallmark movie. Janette Oke has won the Christy Award, the Gold Medallion, and scores of other awards. Generations of fans have laughed and cried over this story of Marty and Clark, two grieving people thrown together by necessity who find unexpected love as they work together as a family.
©1989 Janette Oke (P)1989 Recorded Books, LLC
Award-winning inspirational novelist Tracie Peterson has written over 50 books and has often appeared on the CBA best-seller charts. In the late 1800s Dianne Selby and her family love their simple life in the rugged Montana countryside. But a devastating fire forces them to leave it all behind. She seeks God's help after a cold reception by her husband's family in Kansas causes tension and strain on their marriage. Desperate, Dianne makes a radical decision - one that will affect the lives of everyone she loves.
©2005 Tracie Peterson (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
Adventurers, families, outlaws were all driven west in the 1860s by a longing for endless blue sky along with wild and wide-open spaces. Tracie Peterson, from her own Montana home, paints an unforgettable portrait of this rich, rugged landscape, populated by strong and spirited characters. When Dianne Chadwick urges her family to move west to her uncle's ranch in the Montana Territory, she has no idea that her new life in the rugged frontier - and even within her uncle's home - will not be the idyllic adventure she expects. But first she has to survive the arduous wagon journey with the help of guide Cole Selby, whose heart seems to be as hard as the mountains he loves.
©2005 Kathleen Krull (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
Race Spencer leads a lonely life out west, until he stumbles upon Rebecca Morgan, the only survivor of a terrifying robbery. Sweeping the helpless beauty into his powerful arms, Race carries her away to safety. Rebecca's life is no longer in danger, but her virtue is decidedly threatened. Race arouses feelings in her she never knew she could experience, especially toward such a hardened man. The pulse-quickening tale of a former gunslinger and the earthly angel who falls into his lap, Cherish is compelling from beginning to end. A sparkling narration by Ruth Ann Phimister enriches this story of two lost souls searching for new beginnings and finding one another. New York Times best-selling author Catherine Anderson is considered one of the world's greatest romance novelists. A nine-time winner of the Kiss Award, her books are popular and critical successes.
©1998 Adeline Catherine Anderson (P)2001 Recorded Books LLC
New York Times best-selling author Catherine Anderson pens riveting historical romances. Loretta Simpson lost her parents to a daring Comanche raid seven years ago - and now she lives as a mute with her extended family. Meanwhile, Comanche Hunter of the Wolf sees her as the embodiment of an ancient prophesy and chooses her for marriage. Still fearful of his tribe, Loretta soon finds her will bending, even as conflict between their two peoples intensifies.
©1991 Catherine Anderson (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, O. Henry Award and Edgar Awards, the 19 writers in this 2005 edition are not just considered some of the best Southern writers, but among the best American writers period. With works by such writers as Dennis Lehane, Moira Crone, Robert Olen Butler, Cary Holladay, Tom Franklin, and Rebecca Soppe, this collection provides an electrifying current of deep, dark subjects set in the brutal, but charming south.
©2005 Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
The best-selling author of over 60 books, Tracie Peterson pens soaring works of faith and simple virtue. An addition to her popular Heirs of Montana series, The Coming Storm takes place in the year 1870. From a favorite hilltop, Dianne Chadwick surveys the wideopen spaces of the Diamond V ranch. There against a glorious backdrop of icy, rugged mountains her sense of purpose is rekindled, and she finds the peace that her soul craves. Still, uncertainty troubles her thoughts. A year ago, her fiancé Cole travelled east to help his parents establish a farm, and he has yet to return. When Cole sends word that he will be further delayed, another man steps in and professes his love for Dianne. Feeling adrift in a sea of confusion, she must rely on her faith and the steadfast support of her family and friends to anchor her. This inspiring novel shows that sometimes even storm clouds have silver linings.
©2004 Tracie Peterson (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
New York Times best-selling author Catherine Anderson tells the gripping tale of a woman running from violence and toward a quiet future. Years have passed since Amy Masters escaped the brutal Texas plains to become a schoolteacher in Oregon. But now that Comanche warrior Swift Antelope has galloped back into her life, she'll have to explore her heart for the courage to trust again.
©1991 Adeline Catherine Anderson (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
Dianne and Cole Selby have worked hard to make the Diamond V Ranch a success. But when an aggressive rancher plans to buy up all the land surrounding his own spread, the Selby's beautiful Montana home is at the top of his list. Now Dianne must struggle to keep love in her heart and rely on her faith in God's power.
©2004 Tracie Peterson (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
Award-winning author Helen Frost takes us into the breathtaking Alaskan winter landscape in this thrilling adventure with a touch of fantasy. Twelve-year-old Willow - whose heritage is both Athabascan Indian and European - wants nothing more than to mush the sled dogs to her grandparents home. After pressing her parents for some time, she is finally allowed to go alone. But when she commits a critical mistake, Willow wonders how shell ever make things right again.
©2008 Helen Frost (P)2009 Recorded Books
One of the original founders of the Christian fiction genre, Janette Oke has authored more than 75 books and has recieved such accolades as the Christy and Gold Medallion Awards. This story of a frontier family begins where Love Comes Softly left off, telling the heart-warming tale of a marriage that began in tragedy but has flourished due to Marty and Clark's devotion to one another and to God.
©1988 Janette Oke (P)1988 Recorded Books, LLC
Writing with the depth and insight that have become her signature, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen explores a passionate marriage that turns into a nightmare. This Oprah's Book Club selection, destined to become as successful a best seller as One True Thing, secures her reputation as a significant author of fiction. When 19-year-old Fran married Bobby Benedetto, she never dreamed that she would find herself in an abusive relationship. Every time her New York City policeman husband hit her, she would think of convincing reasons to stay. Now, with her 10-year-old son in tow, she is running for her life. Living in Florida under an assumed name, she is bravely shaping a new life and dares to believe that, finally, she has escaped from her painful past. Black and Blue is a wise and powerful novel whose protagonists could be the people next door. An Oprah Book Club® Selection.
©1998 Anna Quindlen (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC
Debut author Mildred Armstrong Kalish, a retired English professor, records her childhood recollections in clear, concise prose. Voted one of the 10 Best Books of 2007 by the New York Times Book Review, Kalish's Little Heathens is a compelling memoir of her hardscrabble life on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression. As foreclosure fragments her family, five-year-old Mildred and her three siblings find refuge with her grandparents - God-fearing farmers, enjoying a modest retirement. When the "little heathens" flush the seniors and their child-rearing skills out of retirement, the grandparents deploy tough but loving bedtime schedules, Bible and prayer routines, and plenty of character-building chores. Having no electricity or indoor plumbing and with little heat or money on the farm, Mildred learns to find joy in the priceless blessings of life.
©2007 Mildred Armstrong Kalish (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
Theyre going to kill me soon, begins the note Amelia discovers in an antique hurdy-gurdy. From that moment on, the shy young woman finds herself doing all kinds of things she never thought possible. Between newfound intimacies and a risky journey into the past, Amelia comes to see herself in a whole new light. The scrawled note drives Amelia to find out what happened to the person who wrote it, identified only as Hannah. Who was Hannah? Was she really murdered? Amelias investigation leads her to dizzying new heights of romance and danger. Like a tightrope walker, she must not look downespecially when she finds herself in situations uncannily similar to those Hannah faced just before her murder. Like the Mrs. Pollifax mysteries for which Dorothy Gilman is famous, The Tightrope Walker features a spirited and unpretentious heroine and an intriguing mystery, enhanced by colorful settings and characters. Ruth Ann Phimisters skillful narration adds a personal dimension, making you care about Amelia and the fascinating and dangerous people she meets.
©1979 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1999 Recorded Books
Ever since her husband was killed in a boating accident several years ago, Callie has immersed herself in work. But when she overhears a conversation that implicates her boss, Tom, in the death, she questions everything she has been told about the accident.When Callie confronts Tom, he informs her that his hands are tied by the National Security Agency and he can tell her nothing. Despite the secrecy surrounding Tom and the NSA, Callie decides to find out for herself exactly what is going on and how Tom may have been involved in her husband's death. Using her investigative skills, Callie throws herself into the most important mystery she has ever attempted to solve.Will their affection be able to stand the strain? And what was God's plan in bringing Tom and Callie together - marriage or merely answers for her questions about Bryan's death?The Million Dollar Mystery series thrills millions of readers with its exciting combination of suspense and inspiration.
©2004 Mindy Starns Clark (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
From the best-selling author of the famous Mrs. Pollifax series comes another delightfully eccentric and sage female sleuth - the exotic Madame Karitska. Although she is a genuine countess, Marina Elena Provovnitchek Gaylord Von Domm Karitska is foremost a psychic. When one of her clients turns up dead, Madame Karitska makes the acquaintance of Detective-Lieutenant Pruden, and an uncanny partnership is born. Madame Karitska forms images with the psychic vibrations she picks up from personal objects. Her shocking visions are at odds with outward appearances and Detective Pruden finds it difficult to believe in them. But as Madame Karitska uses her amazing powers to help him solve case after dangerous case, even the skeptic becomes convinced. With The Clairvoyant Countess, Dorothy Gilman has used her own amazing powers to create a character who is both awe-inspiring and lovable. Ruth Ann Phimisters keen sense of timing and characterization let you too believe in the wonder that is Madame Karitska.
©1975 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1999 Recorded Books
ECPA best-selling author Mindy Starns Clark continues her Million Dollar Mystery series with A Dime a Dozen. Private investigator Callie Webber finally meets her boss, and is immediately smitten. But the romance must wait until she solves another mystery, this time involving her late husbands family. Callie can only hope that her prayers will be answered.
©2003 Mindy Starns Clark (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
In this riveting installment, Callie Webber's budding romance is interrupted by attempted murder. Her mentor, Eli, has been shot, a sniper's bullet piercing his chest. Rushing to Eli's aid, Callie finds herself on the island of St. John, where she puts her P.I. license to good use. A little digging into Eli's past uncovers his secret connections to the NSA and to a mysterious woman who was supposed to be dead. ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) best-selling author Mindy Starns Clark has captured the hearts and minds of countless fans with her Million Dollar mysteries.
©2004 Mindy Starns Clark (P)2006 Recorded Books
Mindy Starns Clark delivers a unique spin on inspirational fiction with her Million Dollar Mystery series featuring private investigator Callie Webber. When philanthropist Wendell Smythe is murdered shortly after Callie meets him, she is forced to investigate. Soon she discovers that his family is hiding a few unsightly secrets, and motives for murder are abundant. Only by turning to God can Callie hope to solve this mystery.
©2002 Mindy Starns Clark (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
Clyde Edgertons ear for regional voices and his eye for lifes small but significant details enable him to create characters who are charming and utterly convincing. Beginning with an engagement announcement and ending with the birth of a son, Raney is a snapshot of the first few years of a modern Southern marriage. Newly married, Raney is a Southern Baptist who has lived her whole life in her tiny home town. Her husband, Charles, is a newcomer, a liberal raised in Atlanta. Amidst family traditions, curious relatives, and bowls of macaroni salad, their search for common ground begins. As Raney tells us about Charles beliefs and habits, and thus reveals her own, her honesty and gumption will capture your heart and tickle your funny bone. Narrator Ruth Ann Phimisters soft voice beautifully captures the emotional tides that rise and fall in Raneys life.
©1985 Clyde Edgerton (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC