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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
We suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies show spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. Once you discover the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness. It can be as simple as standing in the shade of blooming trees in a nearby park and breathing deeply. Try it!
Set in 1996, this is the first of the Detective Kaga novels to be translated into English. A nearly perfect example of the deduction-based mystery novel, this artfully constructed tale begins with the murder of bestselling author Kunihiko Hidaka in a locked office of his locked home. It’s a classic cat-and-mouse game between the detective and the killer with twists that keep the pages turning.
Jamie Watson has always been intrigued by Charlotte Holmes; after all, they are descendants of one of the most infamous pairs in history. But the Holmes family has always been odd, and Charlotte has inherited Sherlock's volatility and vices. When Jamie and Charlotte end up at the same boarding school, Charlotte makes it clear she's not looking for friends. But when a student they both have a history with dies, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Danger is mounting and nowhere is safe--and the only people they can trust are each other.
In a blend of fictional biography and a novel of manners mother-daughter tension sets the stage for the portrait of Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of poet Lord Byron. Eventually, with the help of a loving husband, a brilliant female mentor, and intellectual friends, Ada achieves her goals, though it took the world nearly a century to recognize her as the first computer programmer.
Theroux explores the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.
An unlikely friendship between two pregnant women from different sides of the social spectrum asks the question “how far would you go to create the perfect family?”. The secrets they hold are shocking and life changing. This was a dark, twisted, heart wrenching thriller that I couldn’t put down. It lifted me out of my book slump and I’ll be reading more of Mr. Robotham! - Bekki
After her grandmother’s death, Sara discovers she’s been left her run-down B&B in Alabama and tasked with renovating it and uncovers a box in the attic that reveals a mysterious side of her grandmother’s life that ultimately impacted her own destiny.
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from many alternative realities. She is soon caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option--because it isn't just Irene's reputation at stake, it's the nature of reality itself...
The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race. In the tradition of Douglas Adams and Monty Python meet Stephen King – the Apocalypse has never been funnier.
What might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a near-future women succumb to a sleeping disease and men revert to their primal natures. One mysteriously immune woman struggles to survive in an Appalachian town where she is treated as both a demon and a lab specimen. A provocative, dramatic tale that feels particularly urgent and relevant today.
The story of two girls living eight hundred years apart: a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary mapmaker. The pain of exile and the triumph of courage echo again and again.
Stars, rounds or squares? The small pack, the family size or mini? Spicy, cheesy or cilantro lime? And how many are in one serving and why can’t I stop at one? It’s overwhelming and not accidental. At times entertaining and definitely well researched, Moss guarantees you will never look at your food choices the same way.
In the 1850s, in a ship somewhere in the South Pacific, McGlue awakens blood soaked and can't remember the previous night, when he presumably killed a man named Johnson. Because Johnson had rescued McGlue and got him his berth, and because McGlue is rowdy, abrasive, and foulmouthed, readers will condemn him out of hand. But as the story unfolds, a different understanding emerges.
Becoming a graduate of the Medio School for Girls means Dani will one day run a husband's household or raise his children. Both paths promise a life of comfort and luxury. Dani is the school's top student, but her pedigree is a lie. Which is especially dangerous when she is asked to spy for a resistance group fighting for equality in Medio and begins to fall for her biggest rival.
A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up. Dino doesn't mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home. Until Dino's ex-best friend July dies suddenly, and then comes back to life. Somehow July is not quite alive, and not quite dead. As Dino and July attempt to figure out what's happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship ended so badly.
A cool and popular gay teen who harbors a secret, intense crush and a poetic youth who is looking for Mr. Right in spite of his troubled family weigh what they are willing to risk while working together at an organic food truck during a blistering Arizona summer.
After accepting the post of royal tutor at the court of the king of Granzreich, Heine Wittgenstein must deal with four mischievous and rebellious princes, each with a distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It's a comedy of educational proportions!
When a girl is found dead at her elite boarding school, soccer-star Kay Donovan follows a scavenger hunt which implicates suspects increasingly close to her, unraveling her group of popular friends and perfectly constructed life.
When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.
Lord Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, and his sidekick, Nimona, a young shapeshifter, must prove to the kingdom that Sir Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.
Tina, a 16-year-old Congolese refugee living in Kenya, has been planning revenge for her mother's death for years as she’s hidden among a local gang of thieves. Just when she’s ready to take action she discovers she may not have all the facts. A gripping narrative, twisted puzzle of a mystery, and nail-biting thriller driven by a tough, smart, realistic heroine.
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.
A fantasy series introducing a pair of twin sisters who learn, in the wake of a mysterious attack on their mother, that their secret abilities to infuse beauty into nature, art and music are linked to a family curse.
Don't water the lawn, don't fill up your pool, don't take long showers. Then, the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water.
When high school student Hana stands in for her sister at an arranged marriage meeting with Takane, the heir to a business fortune, it is an unexpected pairing of opposites who can't help trying to outwit each other every chance they get.
The year is 1988. Sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade, but lately Gretchen has been acting bizarrely. When Abby discovers that Gretchen has a demon living inside her, it’s up to Abby to rescue her friend in this pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.
Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls-who share three comical adventures. Full of quick-witted repartee, this story is a hilarious ode to exuberance and camaraderie, imagination and adventure!
The Greystone kids thought they knew. They've been a happy family, just the three of them and their mom. But everything changes when reports of three kidnapped children reach the Greystone kids, and they're shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers?
Everyone feels worried at times, and young children are no exception. Friendly and reassuring, this book geared to preschool and primary children explains what worries are and how it feels to be worried.
Two polar bear friends have a thrilling adventure as they imagine solutions to a variety of possible situations; their story will show readers how to create their own tales in response to the question "What if...?" in this ingenious picture book.
Cake has been invited to his very first birthday party! He buys just the right outfit including the perfect hat. But as the candles on his perfect party hat begin to burn, and the other party guests start to sing, Cake starts to think that this is one party he'd rather not be at.
Zak also has autism, so he sometimes responds to the world around him in unconventional ways. As Zak describes his point of view, young readers gain a better understanding of his behaviors and learn valuable lessons about patience, tolerance and understanding.
A world of being new is waiting for little ones and the grown-ups who love them in this warm and funny book perfect for baby showers. From napping to crying, cuddling to playing, this book introduces the world with humor, honesty, and unmitigated sweetness.