When singer Daisy Jones meets Billy Dunne of the band The Six, the two rising 70s rock-and-roll artists are catapulted into stardom when a producer puts them together, a decision that is complicated by a pregnancy and the seductions of fame.
Documents the remarkable story of 1970s Alabama serial killer Willie Maxwell and the true-crime book on the Deep South's racial politics and justice system that consumed Harper Lee in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.
Inheriting her grandmother's restaurant in a crumbling San Francisco Chinatown neighborhood, Natalie Tan is advised by the local seer to prepare three recipes from her grandmother's cookbook to help their struggling community.
Constantly compared to her white middle-class peers, a young Jamaican-British woman in London makes a series of questionable decisions in the aftermath of a messy breakup before challenging herself to figure out who she wants to be
A smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters' lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places--and be true to themselves--in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history--and herstory--as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives.
A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge.
Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, a grief-stricken woman pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.
Inheriting the ruins of a Barbados sugar plantation, a young woman from Victorian Bristol is seduced by the region's dark tropical beauty at the same time her new neighbors take steps to acquire the property for themselves.
A woman in mid-20th-century rural North Carolina, determined to live on her own terms in spite of community gossip, finds unexpected support from a veteran fixer who struggles with an inability to correct his own troubled past.
When Patsy finally gets a U.S. travel visa, she is so sure that she is not a good mother she leaves her young daughter, Tru, behind in Jamaica. There's something pulling Patsy. The promise of reunion with her best friend turned lover, Cicely, who left Jamaica a decade ago. But things quickly fall apart when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn to a less-welcoming situation than Cicely suggested in her letters.
The moment Lucy met her husband's mother, she knew she wasn't the wife Diana had envisioned for her son. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead. A suicide note found. But the autopsy finds traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed to disinherit her children? And what does it mean that Lucy isn't exactly sad she's gone?
Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion... she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.
The first book in the Jackson Brodie series finds Cambridge private investigator and former police detective Brodie caught up in three seemingly unrelated cases from the past. Intricately plotted, heartbreaking, full of suspense yet often very funny. You’ll want to read more of his cases.
The first in a series featuring Josephine Tey, one of the writers of the Golden Age of British mysteries, as a character. Set in the world of 1930s British theatre, this is both a tribute to a popular writer and an atmospheric detective novel on its own. Traveling to London in 1934 to celebrate her play's triumphant final week, Tey is caught up by the murder of a fellow train passenger, in a case that raises the suspicions of Detective Inspector Archie Penrose. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind & so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain future in Britain.
A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. It recounts the adventures of Edmond Dantès, a dashing young sailor – his wrongful imprisonment, dramatic escape, discovery of hidden treasure and pursuit of revenge.
This darkly comic novel tells the story of a Nigerian woman who begins to realize her younger sister is, as the title suggests, a serial killer. Part femme-fatale thriller, part exploration of sibling bonds and rivalries, the book has enough sharp twists and payoffs that you won’t want to put it down and is fast-paced and short enough that you won’t have to. – Tim
Lately, I've been reading Sarah Andersen's comics. Her work is incredibly funny because of its relatability and honesty about being so-called adults. Millennials and young people everywhere will especially find the humor in the undoing of the myth of "adulthood." This collection presents many fan favorites plus new ones exclusive to the book.
Nelson Mandela's grandson Ndaba began life in the Soweto, in South Africa's era of apartheid, but went to live with his grandfather Nelson at age 12. His journey is fascinating, and gives a sense of the problems and possibilities of the country. The book also provides insight into Ndaba's famous grandfather. - Richard
Spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes. A black mother in the South must save her daughter from a fey offering impossible promises.
82-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. Early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometres from rural Saskatchewan to Halifax. Her husband wakes to a note left on the kitchen table; his oldest friend, who has loved Etta from afar for 60 years, insists on finding her, wherever she's gone.
Set against the backdrop of WWI, with western civilization on the edge of calamity, the Guild is on a quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the journey plays out to its startling conclusion.
Griffin McCray, a Gettysburg Park ranger, captures relic hunters who’ve dug up skeletal remains. Charming anthropologist Finley Scott finds the body is modern. Also on the case are two of Griffin’s childhood friends. He soon realizes he'll need to confront the darkest days of his life if he - and those he cares about - are to escape the spiral of murder. A fast-paced blend of intrigue, romance, and faith.
Sarah Hollenbeck is torn between her Christian faith and her future as a writer of steamy romance novels and things become even more complicated when she finds herself falling in love with her pastor. With a powerful voice, penetrating insight, and plenty of wit, Bethany Turner’s debut isn't afraid to deal with the thorny realities of living the Christian life.
Li-Yan and her family, devote their lives to farming tea. The arrival of outsiders seeking the Pu’er tea brings the modern world into the isolated village. When Li-Yan finds herself pregnant, she leaves her child at an orphanage. Her daughter is adopted by a couple from California, but she is drawn to the study of tea. A sweeping historical novel that juxtaposes ancient China with its modern incarnation.
A complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world. Once magic actually existed but it disappeared in 1851. Why? And can it be brought back? D.O.D.O.'s mission is to find a method to restore it and they need time travel to do it. Vividly realized science fiction.
Lovers of Agatha Christie and Jacqueline Winspear will enjoy this elegant murder mystery set on a holiday at the English seaside. Love, jealousy, and revenge are tangled together in this smart and sophisticated British mystery reminiscent of the genre’s golden age. Book one of the Amory Ames series.
Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.
An edge-of-your-seat thriller set in upstate New York about an eerie sequence of seemingly unrelated events that leaves five cheerleaders dead. One of the surviving sisters discovers that it may not have been an accident, but something more sinister…
Investigating the disappearance of her best friend from their privileged neighborhood in 1920s Chicago, 17-year-old Piper risks her safety to follow clues leading to local corruption and some of the community's wealthiest and most powerful families. An atmospheric jazz-age mystery, perfect for fans of Libba Bray and Anna Godbersen.
Delilah, a fifteen-year-old loner, falls in love with a fairy tale she checks out from the library—and its handsome prince—and things get really interesting when she discovers he can see and speak to her. Together they hatch a plot to seek his freedom from the pages.
Sensitive Molly tries to support her once-cynical twin Cassie when Cassie falls head over heels with a cute new girl. If Molly can win over the girl’s hipster boy-sidekick, her life will be made, but an unexpected love triangle and twin dynamics complicate things.
Hayden and her best friend Del must confront the secrets of Hayden's past in a house that holds all the mysteries of her childhood--and might be the last protection against the dark powers in the surrounding woods.
This book tells the story of a summer of first love, fashion, friendship, and cheeseburgurs:: Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she's competing against the girl she's kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship.
What if you lived in a world where your physical size was directly related to your wealth? The poorest of the poor are the size of rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers. A brilliant, warm, funny trip by two young 'littlepoors" through a dystopian world. Inequality is made very real by an adventure and tragedy both hilarious and heartbreaking.
Future investigative reporter Sabrina, fourteen, researches a popular website where people post horror videos, hoping to prove they are not as real as they seem until her sister, a big fan of the site, disappears.
The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.
If there are any rules of sisterhood, "Don't fall for the same guy" should be one of them. But sometimes chemistry grows where you least expect it. In the end, there may be a price to pay for romancing a prince.
Human jobs are replaced with alien technology from the vuvv. Needing money for his family, Adam and his girlfriend sell the vuvv “classic” recordings of Earth culture, which the aliens love. But as the money rolls in, how far will Adam be willing to go to give the vuvv what they want?
When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, Kit asks David for his help figuring out the how and why of her father's tragic car accident
Seven strange and adventurous siblings tackle problems together even when their new neighbors try to tear them apart.
Filled with mystery, humor, and adventure, this is an unforgettable tale of finding the courage to face any problem heart-first.
Once there was a girl who only ate cereal. This kid loved cereal. But lots of cereal can make a big mess and get a girl in trouble. So she asks the dog for help cleaning up her crumbs. One after another, animals try to help...but the mess is too large!
Who? explores the relationships babies form with the people and things they love the most. The text's repetitive verse and melodic voice will captivate babies and toddlers and draw them into the sounds and images of the book.
Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.
Avery Bloom and Bett Devlin are both twelve years old, and are both being raised by single, gay dads. When their dads fall in love, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends--and possibly, one day, even sisters.
Colourful, die-cut dots and playful, grooved paths encourage little fingers to move and explore In a format unlike any other. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine to stimulate understanding of essential concepts.
In this hilarious and clever "how-to," a little girl and a know-it-all narrator are thwarted by a cat who refuses to take a bath. The perfect read-aloud for fans of Snappsy the Alligator and Interrupting Chicken .
On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings.
As a young girl climbs the seven stories to her own (very boring!) apartment, she imagines what's behind each of the doors she passes. When the girl finally reaches her own apartment, she is greeted by her parents, who might have a secret even wilder than anything she could have imagined!
8-year old Drake is snatched up by King Roland's soldier and taken to be trained as a Dragon Master. He is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo who must learn how to connect with and train their dragons. They must also uncover their dragons' special powers