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)
Haunting and suspenseful, life-affirming and beautiful, de Rosnay offers a compelling portrait of occupied Paris and reveals the taboos and silence that surround a little-known episode in French history. "A haunting, riveting novel... This book grabs your heart in the opening chapter, and its scenes and characters stay with you long after you finish." (Publishers Weekly)
Jane Yolen (Compiled by); Polly Dunbar (Illustrator); Andrew Fusek Peters (Compiled by)
Apr 5, 2013 - Apr 8, 2013
More than 60 poems by such beloved writers as Margaret Wise Brown, Langston Hughes, and A.A. Milne are collected in this volume that captures a very young child's intense delight in the experiences and rituals of every new day.
"A gentle look back, Life Itself: A Memoir is as moving as it is amusing, fresh evidence that Roger Ebert is a writer who happens to love movies, not a movie lover who happens to write." ( Associated Press)
Angel Tungaraza--mother, cake baker, keeper of secrets--is a woman living on the edge of chaos, finding ways to transform lives, weave magic, and create hope amid the madness swirling all around her in Kigali, Rwanda.
Shadow is the Secret Service code name for First Daughter Nora Hartson. And when White House lawyer Michael Garrick begins dating the irresistible Nora, he's instantly spellbound. Then, late one night, the two witness something they were never meant to see. Now, in a world where everyone watches your every move, Michael is suddenly ensnared in someone's secret agenda. Trusting no one, not even Nora, he finds himself fighting for his innocence--and ultimately, his life.
The world has ended, but her journey has just begun. Thirty-year-old Zoe leads an ordinary life until the end of the world arrives. She is cleaning cages and floors at Pope Pharmaceuticals when the president of the United States announces that human beings are no longer a viable species. When Zoe realizes that everyone she loves is disappearing, she starts running. Scared and alone, she embarks on a remarkable journey of survival and redemption.