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Vultures in the Wind
by Peter Rimmer

Language

English

Pages

358

Publication Date

June 13, 2014

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<b>Your best friend has been beaten half to death. The stained blood and swollen bruises make him unrecognisable. Racial segregation. You know the same rules don’t apply to you. Would you turn a blind eye, or help?</b><br /><br />Well, this is what happens to Matthew. He and Luke were born on the same day, spending a brief childhood on an African beach, blissfully ignorant of the outside world.<br /> <br />But their youth is severed. Released into the real world, the two now face their future in a country deep in the throes of violent change.<br /><br />Can the rules and discipline of segregation pull apart the boys? Is there any mercy? And what happens when these two eventually cross paths?<br /><br />Get ready as this story isn’t for the faint-hearted…<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for Vultures in the Wind</b><br />A book worth reading!<br />Deeply moving and entertaining read<br />Authentic and Beautiful<br />Love love loved it<br /><br /><br /><br /><i>Scroll up and get your copy today!<i></i><br /></i>
Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b><b><b><b><b><b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br /><i>Entertainment Weekly</i>’s #1 Must-Read Book for Fall * Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Selection * #1 Library Reads Pick * September IndieNext Pick<br />  <br /> “I am loving <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i>. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year.”—John Green</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>"I read <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> in a single, breathless sitting." –Jodi Picoult<br /><br /> "Witty, wise, and tender. It's a marvel." – Paula Hawkins</b><br /></b></b></b></b></b><br />From the bestselling author of <i>Everything I Never Told You</i>, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.<br /><br /> In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.<br /><br /> Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.<br /><br />When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides.  Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. <br /><br /> <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i> explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.<br /><br />Little Fires Everywhere is the perfect gift for the holidays!<br /><br /><b>Named a best book of the year by <i>Harper’s Bazaar •  Esquire • </i>Goodreads <i>• </i>Amazon <i>• Washington Post</i> <i>• </i>Barnes and Noble <i>• GQ</i> <i>• </i>Book of the Month <i>• </i>NPR <i>• Bustle <b><i>• </i></b></i>Apple</b>
A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel
by Amor Towles

Language

English

Pages

468

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>“The book is like a salve.  I think the world feels disordered right now.  The count’s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we’re longing for.” – Ann Patchett<br /><br />“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” <i>—The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> <i>He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.</i><br /><br /> From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Rules of Civility</i>—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.<br /><b><i><br /> </i></b>In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.<br /><br /> Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.<br /><br /><b>“And the intrigue! . . . [<i>A Gentleman in Moscow</i>] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright <i>Casablanca</i>-like drama.” —<i>The San Francisco Chronicle</i></b>
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • For readers of <i>Orphan Train </i>and <i>The Nightingale </i>comes a “thought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.”*</b><br /><br />Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.<br /><br /> Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.<br /><br /> Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.<br /><br />*<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Before We Were Yours</i></b><br /><br />“A [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“Sure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you’ll find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann’s legacy.”<b>—<i>Parade<br /></i></b><br />“One of the year’s best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.”<b>—<i>The Huffington Post</i></b><br /><br />“Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.”<b>—Paula McLain, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Circling the Sun</i></b>
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

February 17, 1986

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<b>Now a Hulu Original Series</b><br /><br /><i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.<br /><br /> The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. <i>The Handmaid's Tale </i>is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
Halsey Street
by Naima Coster

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

January 01, 2018

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<p><b>A modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal, <i>Halsey Street</i> captures the deeply human need to belong—not only to a place but to one another.</b></p><p>Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She’s accepted that her future won’t be what she’d dreamed, but now, as gentrification has completely reshaped her old neighborhood, even her past is unrecognizable. Old haunts have been razed, and wealthy white strangers have replaced every familiar face in Bed-Stuy. Even her mother, Mirella, has abandoned the family to reclaim her roots in the Dominican Republic. That took courage. It’s also unforgivable.</p><p>When Penelope moves into the attic apartment of the affluent Harpers, she thinks she’s found a semblance of family—and maybe even love. But her world is upended again when she receives a postcard from Mirella asking for reconciliation. As old wounds are reopened, and secrets revealed, a journey across an ocean of sacrifice and self-discovery begins.</p><p>An engrossing debut, <i>Halsey Street</i> shifts between the perspectives of these two captivating, troubled women. Mirella has one last chance to win back the heart of the daughter she’d lost long before leaving New York, and for Penelope, it’s time to break free of the hold of the past and start navigating her own life.</p>
The Unkillable Kitty O'Kane: A Novel
by Colin Falconer

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<p>When fiery and idealistic Kitty O’Kane escapes the crushing poverty of Dublin’s tenements, she’s determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the <i>Titanic</i>. As a suffragette in New York’s Greenwich Village, she’s jailed for breaking storefront windows. And traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she’s at the Winter Palace when it’s stormed by the Bolsheviks. Ultimately she returns to her homeland to serve as a nurse in the Irish Civil War.</p><p>During Kitty’s remarkable journey, she reunites with her childhood sweetheart, Tom Doyle, but Tom doesn’t know everything about her past—a past that continues to haunt her. Will Kitty accept that before she can save everyone else, she needs to find a way to save herself? Or will the sins of her past stop her from pursuing her own happiness?</p>
Manhattan Beach: A Novel
by Jennifer Egan

Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>LONGLISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION</b><BR> <BR> <b>The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>A Visit from the Goon Squad.</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Immensely satisfying…an old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer…Egan is masterly at displaying mastery…she works a formidable kind of magic.” —Dwight Garner, <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Dares to satisfy us in a way that stories of an earlier age used to.” —Ron Charles, <i>The Washington Post</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Egan’s prose is transparent and elegant…But the chief joy of reading <i>Manhattan Beach</i> lies in diving under the surface pleasures of the plot (which are plentiful—it’s immersive and compelling), and sinking slowly to its dark and unknowable depths. There are deep truths there.” —<i>Vox</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Excellent…<i>Manhattan Beach</i> is a fleet, sinuous epic, abounding with evocative details and felicitous metaphors…[it] magnificently captures the country on the brink of triumph and triumphalism.” —<i>Bookforum</i></b><BR> <BR> <b>“Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all.” —<i>Elle</i></b><BR><BR>Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.<BR> <BR> ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.<BR> <BR> With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan’s first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. <i>Manhattan Beach</i> is a deft, dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world. It is a magnificent novel by the author of <i>A Visit from the Goon Squad, </i>one of the great writers of our time.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel
by Mark Sullivan

Language

English

Pages

526

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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<p><b>Soon to be a major motion picture from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.</p><p>Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the #1 Amazon Charts bestseller <i>Beneath a Scarlet Sky</i> is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.</b></p> <p>Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.</p><p>In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.</p><p>Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.</p><p>Fans of <i>All the Light We Cannot See</i>, <i>The Nightingale</i>, and <i>Unbroken</i> will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.</p>
Three Daughters of Eve
by Elif Shafak

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<b>The stunning, timely new novel from the acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of <i>The Architect's Apprentice</i> and <i>The Bastard of Istanbul</i>.</b><br /><br />Peri, a married, wealthy, beautiful Turkish woman, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground -- an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past -- and a love -- Peri had tried desperately to forget.<br /><br /><i>Three Daughters of Eve</i> is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill-begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city. Competing in Peri's mind however are the memories invoked by her almost-lost polaroid, of the time years earlier when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University. As a young woman there, she had become friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian-American. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways. As the terrorist attacks come ever closer, Peri is moved to recall the scandal that tore them all apart.<br /> <br />Elif Shafak is the number one bestselling novelist in her native Turkey, and her work is translated and celebrated around the world. In Three Daughters of Eve, she has given us a rich and moving story that humanizes and personalizes one of the most profound sea changes of the modern world.

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