The triumph of coming home. Their family and town irrevocably altered, Earwig and Jimmy fight to find their own places in a world changed forever. And while earwig is unable to make change for customers at his family’s store, he is singularly well suited to understand what other people in his town cannot: that life as they know it is about to change; the coming war will touch them all.
Carry Me Home: A Novel #ad - His struggles to right the wrongs visited upon his revered older brother by war, women, and life are at once heartwarming and riotously funny. He sees his mother’s sadness and his father’s growing solitude. The love of family. And when jimmy returns–a fractured shadow of his former self–it is Earwig’s turn to care for him.
Rural Wisconsin. He sees his brother, Jimmy, falling in love with the most beautiful girl in town. 1940
A Different Sun: A Novel of AfricaBerkley #ad - Twenty years her senior, the mercurial Henry is the object of Emma’s mad first love, intensifying the sensations of all they see and share together. Each day brings new tragedy and heartbreak, passion, Emma somehow finds the hope, and each day, and strength of will to press onward. A “lush, the poisonwood bible, “reminiscent of barbara Kingsolver's magnum opus, evocative, breathtaking”* debut novel from Elaine Neil Orr, with elements of Joseph Conrad and Louise Erdrich.
Also i heard the voice of the lord, and who will go for us? Then said I, Whom shall I send, saying, Here am I; send me. When emma davis reads the words of isaiah 6:8 in her room at a Georgia women’s college, she understands her true calling: to become a missionary. It is a leap of faith that sweeps her away to Africa in an odyssey of personal discovery, tremendous hardship, and profound transformation.
A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa #ad - A tale of social and spiritual awakening; a dispatch from a difficult era at home and abroad; and a meditation on faith, and desire, freedom, A Different Sun is a captivating fiction debut. Through it all, in this strange new world, emma’s last connection to a life that seems, a simple writing box—with its red leather-bound diary and space for a few cherished keepsakes—becomes her closest confidant, Henry’s first gift to Emma, like a passing memory.
For the earnest, headstrong daughter of a prosperous slave owner, living among the Yoruba people is utterly unlike Emma’s sheltered childhood—as is her new husband, Henry Bowman. Library Journal starred review.
A Land More Kind Than Home: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - A brilliant evocation of a place, a heart-rending family story, a gripping and suspenseful mystery—with A Land More Kind than Home, a major American novelist enthusiastically announces his arrival. A land more kind than home is a modern masterwork of southern fiction, reminiscent of the writings of john Hart Down River, Crooked Letter, Of Mice and Men, and Pete Dexter Paris Trout—one that is likely to be held in the same enduring esteem as such American classics as To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Franklin Crooked Letter, Ron Rash Serena, and A Separate Peace.
A Land More Kind Than Home: A Novel #ad - Bold, daring, graceful, and engrossing. Bobbie ann mason“This book will knock your socks off…. A first novel that sings with talent. Clyde edgertonin his phenomenal debut novel—a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town—author Wiley Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling.
Lean on Pete: A NovelHarper Perennial #ad - Vlautin’s major accomplishment lies in posing a damning question: How could we, as a society, have allowed this to happen?”— Seattle Times. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charley's been pretty much on his own. In an increasingly desperate circumstance, Charley will head east, hoping to find his aunt who had once lived a thousand miles away in Wyoming—but the journey to find her will be a perilous one.
In lean on pete, willy vlautin reveals the lives and choices of American youth like Charley Thompson who were failed by those meant to protect them and who were never allowed the chance to just be a kid. The writing is spare and straightforward. When tragic events leave him homeless weeks after their move to Portland, Oregon, Charley seeks refuge in the tack room of a run-down horse track.
. Willy vlautin's award-winning novel follows the story of a newly orphaned fifteen-year old-boy struggling to make his way to a long lost aunt, who just might give him a home—now a major motion picture starring Chloë Sevigny American Horror Story, Steve Buscemi Boardwalk Empire and Travis Fimmel Warcraft and directed by Andrew Haigh 45 Years, Looking.
Lean on Pete: A Novel #ad - Fifteen-year-old charley thompson wants a home, food on the table, and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. There is intensity in Vlautin’s narration, and also beauty and power. Charley's only comforts are his friendship with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete and a photograph of his only known relative.
Winter Sisters: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - As contemporary as it is historic, part family saga, Winter Sisters is part gripping thriller, and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capable. Stunning. Mary sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, searches for the two sisters.
Determined not to give up hope, Dr. Sutter must fight the most powerful of albany's citizens, risking personal and public danger as she seeks to protect the fragile, putting at risk loves and lives in her quest to right unimaginable wrongs. When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing.
Winter Sisters: A Novel #ad - When what happened to them is finally revealed, Dr. That feels utterly timely. People, “the best new books”new york, 1879: An epic blizzard descends on Albany, devastating the city. Oliveira writes with feeling. The new york times Book Review“An engrossing story.
The Call: A NovelHarper Perennial #ad - Acclaimed author yannick murphy’s intimate narrative style and lovely prosewill enthrall readers of Rivka Galchen, Padgett Powell, and Murphy’s own Signed, Mata Hari. The call is a “triumph of quiet humorand understated beauty” Publishers Weekly, starred review from anauthor that the New York Times Book Review calls “an extraordinarilygifted fabulist.
”. Yannick murphy, while being one of our most daring andoriginal writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely attuned observer ofhuman behavior. . . . Murphy’s work provides pretty much unexceededreading pleasure. Dave eggersthewarm, hope, wry, and patient voice of a veterinarian father tells the heartfelt storyof his young New England family enduring a moving trial of loyalty, andfaith after they are confronted with an unthinkable crisis.
This I KnowA John Scognamiglio Book #ad - It enables her to see into the depth of her mother’s sadness, and even allows Grace to talk to Isaac, her twin brother who died at birth. A heartfelt and beautifully crafted coming-of-age debut. It’s grace’s kinship with other outsiders that keeps her afloat—Lyle, a gentle, homeless man, and Lola, a free-spirited new girl at school.
But when her mother lapses into deep depression after bringing home a new baby, Grace will face a life-changing choice—ignore her gift and become the obedient daughter her father demands, or find the courage to make herself heard, even if it means standing apart . Within grace’s own family too, joy, the cracks are widening, as her sisters Hope, and Chastity enjoy the normal life that eludes Grace.
This I Know #ad - The knowing, as grace calls it, offers glimpses of people’s pasts and futures. To her wise, the knowing is a family gift; to her daddy, loving Aunt Pearl, it’s close to witchcraft. A young girl has gone missing. Don't miss this one. Lesley kagen, new York Times bestselling author. She’s had plenty of practice, burying thoughts and feelings that might anger her strict Evangelical pastor father, and concealing the deep intuition she carries inside.
Grace can’t see into someone’s thoughts without their permission.
The Runaway Children: Gripping and heartbreaking historical fictionBookouture #ad - This book was simply beautiful, from the writing to the lovely characters, emotional and feel good at the same time. They are leaving the terror of the blitz and nights spent shivering in air raid shelters behind them, but will the strangers they are placed with be kind and loving, or are there different hardships ahead? As the sisters struggle to adjust to life as evacuees, they soon discover that living in the countryside isn’t always idyllic.
I absolutely loved it … an absolutely wonderful story … I had tears rolling down my face … I would give this book more than five stars if I could. Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars‘WOW!!!!! . When little olive’s safety is threatened by a boy at Hackers Farm, Nell has to make a decision that will change their lives forever… They must run from danger and try to find their way home.
The Runaway Children: Gripping and heartbreaking historical fiction #ad - Together the two girls hold each other’s hands as they begin their perilous journey across bombed-out Britain. But when nell falls ill, can she still protect her little sister from the war raging around them? And will they ever be reunited from the family they’ve been torn from?An unputdownable novel of unconditional love, friendship and the fight for survival during a time of unimaginable change.
So beautifully written that you are sure it will become an instant classic … had me in tears throughout… left me feeling hopeful and wanting more!’ A Book With Review, 5 stars‘I absolutely adored The Runaway Children … incredibly heart-warming … I loved every minute. Novel deelights, 5 stars‘what an absolutely fabulous book this is… it truly was so lovely to read and my heart just melts even now just thinking about it… I so wished I could vanish into those pages … Simply wonderful!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars‘Oh my goodness … I’ve fallen in love with this book … wonderful characters you want to take home with you.
Little miss no sleep, 5 stars‘my oh my where do i start with this book… a tearjerker…grabbed my attention from the start… by the end of the first sentence, I was hooked… I simply loved reading this heart wrenching book.
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William ferris, author of give my poor heart ease: voices of the mississippi blues An atmospheric debut novel about growing up in the changing South in 1960s Mississippi in the tradition of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.
The Promise Between UsLake Union Publishing #ad - Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh, North Carolina, consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie, her newborn daughter. This is an eye-opening and realistic exploration of mental illness—a topic that greatly deserves to be front and center. Jodi picoult, new york times bestselling author of Small Great ThingsMetal artist Katie Mack is living a lie.
Worse, maisie worries obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom. Over time she’s come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her, and now funnels her pain into her art. Despite longing for maisie, Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind—to change her name and never return.
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Women and Children First: Bravery, love and fate: the untold story of the doomed TitanicAvon #ad - Against all odds, the Titanic is sinking. As desperate hands emerge from the icy water, a few lucky row boats float in the darkness. A gripping read from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife. On the boats are four survivors. Reg, a handsome young steward working in the first-class dining room; Annie, and George, a titled English lady who is pregnant and unmarried, an Irishwoman travelling to America with her children; Juliet, a troubled American millionaire.
In the wake of the tragedy, each of these people must try to rebuild their lives. But how can life ever be the same again when you’ve heard over a thousand people dying in the water around you?Haunting, emotional and beautifully written, Women and Children First breathes fresh life into the most famous disaster of the 20th century.
Women and Children First: Bravery, love and fate: the untold story of the doomed Titanic #ad - Praise for gill paul: ‘A cleverly crafted novel and an enthralling story… A triumph. Dinah jefferies ‘gripping, romantic and evocative of its time. Lulu taylor it is 1912.