It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva's motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write a book, she is ready for adventure.
A deliciously absorbing social comedy, set on an exclusive island off Cape Cod, that tracks a catastrophic three-day wedding weekend with an irresistible mix of wit and tenderness--a pitch-perfect debut from a hugely talented young writer.
Relentlessly pursuing two cases, LAPD detective Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.
A groundbreaking biography of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century. Bonhoeffer was a man who stood up to Hitler and the monstrous evil that was Nazism. As a double-agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and was hanged in Flossenberg concentration camp. "Metaxas has written a book that adds a new dimension to World War II, a new understanding of how evil can seize the soul of a nation and a man of faith can confront it. . . ." (Thomas Fleming)
The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces
Kyle Schuneman; Heather Summerville
Apr 14, 2013 - Apr 17, 2013
A first apartment allows you to finally do what you want with your own space, but it can be tricky to decorate. Luckily, twenty-seven-year-old decorating prodigy Kyle Schuneman knows that a paper-thin wallet and four plain walls don't have to stand in your way, and the ten amazing, real apartments in this book show it. These fabulous first places are the perfect balance between cool design and comfort, and they offer plenty of practical ideas for making your apartment feel open, organized, and inviting.
"With Lake Country, Sean Doolittle has out-"Fargo"ed Fargo. Already a master of Midwestern noir, he takes a huge, novelistic leap with his newest work, a complex, quirky, and tremendously satisfying story of revenge and redemption. If you haven't yet read a Doolittle novel, you've missed the cutting edge of crime fiction today. Trust me, this guy is the future." (William Kent Krueger)
A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra--and lost for 2,000 years. Rose "fuses history, passion and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra's Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet's battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris."
MI5 tolerates Charlie because he's their best field agent. What no one knows is that he is married to Natalia Fedova, a colonel in the FSB, the Russian intelligence successor to the KGB. It's a secret that could land her in front of a firing squad, and land him in jail for life.
The William Monk Mysteries: The First Three Novels
Apr 9, 2013 - Apr 13, 2013
Few authors have made Victorian London as engaging and lively as Anne Perry has and her rich descriptions and charismatic characters have long captivated fans around the world. Now in one enticing volume, here are Anne Perry's first three classic mystery novels featuring private investigator William Monk.
Green introduces private detective John Taylor, who's hired by a wealthy woman to find her missing teenage daughter. To find her, he must descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share space.
In a future where chocolate and caffeine are contraband, teenage cellphone use is illegal, and water and paper are carefully rationed, 16-year-old Anya Balanchine finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight as heir apparent to an important New York City crime family.
The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
John Campbell; David Freeman
Apr 8, 2013 - Apr 10, 2013
Margaret Thatcher's impact on 20th-century history is undeniable. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her rise to power as the United Kingdom's first female prime minister, to her dramatic fall from grace after more than three decades of service, celebrated biographer Campbell delves into the story of this fascinating woman's life as no one has before.
Mariah Lyons risks her life to solve the brutal murder of her father, Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a well-respected academic, who in a stroke of luck comes into the possession of an ancient and highly valuable parchment stolen from the Vatican in the 15th century.
"The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet--not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I've never read anything quite like it, and I'm grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds." (Michael Chabon)