This book is a work of fiction about imaginary people doing good and evil in situations and incidents that have never happened---not even in that extraordinary desert fantasy called Las Vegas.
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.
Diane Hammond's beautifully rendered description of life in the fictional small town of Hubbard, Oregon, won her plaudits for Going to Bend, her debut novel. In Homesick Creek, Hammond returns to Hubbard and captivates us once again with a cast of characters so vivid we feel as if we've known them all our lives.
When a priceless pearl necklace belonging to the young Dowager Countess deCoventry is stolen at a masquerade ball, the Berkeley Brigade, a colorful crew of young aristocrats, tests their amateur sleuthing powers to recover the jewel.
In writing that has been called "powerful" and filled with "uncommon grace", Jim Grimsley returns to the Southern landscape evoked so powerfully in his previous award-winning novels, Winter Birds and Dream Boy, to tell an unforgettable story of a woman's search for the meaning of a dream that has haunted her throughout her life.
Ever since Ellen Tote can remember, she has dreamed of her mother slowly drowning. Now, with her own children all grown and her siblings long gone, Ellen journeys back to her childhood for answers.
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The true and poignant story of seven brave women of the Special Operations Executive, who were betrayed to the Germans and cruelly murdered in the 2nd World War.
In writing this story i have desired only to tell the truth; for the truth, here, is indeed far stranger than any fiction and, more important, it is invested with an infinitely greater majesty.
A raging forest fire in the National Parks area of the Sierras traps a forest ranger and a young boy he suspects is an arsonist.
"Frightening... Cook has written yet another blockbuster medical chiller!" - Houston Chronicle
Imagine yourself in a small boat in the middle of the sea. Imagine that it's the middle of the night in the middle of a war... that you've never sailed before... that your only crew is a terrified young boy and that your passanger is a refugee scientist with secrets that must get to England. And then imagine that somewhere out there, hunting for you, determined to stop you, is a German U-boat...
Katherine Fraser's husband Craig leaves her and the children in the lurch when he vanishes. She severs her ties with the past, moves to San Francisco and starts a new life. Soon the past catches up and threatens her new-found happiness.
Like the Washington seacoast, Cascadia Island once was rock submerged beneath the Pacific. Then a massive earthquake exploded the rock upward, making it land -- unstable land, according to seismologist Dr. Doug Lam.
But his year of research were disregarded both by his peers and by megawealthy developer Mick Walker, who stands to earn millions from the construction of a luxury resort on Cascadia.
Then a series of earthquakes begins to wreak havoc across the Northwest coastal area, and three hundred guests at the resort's grand opening are stranded on Cascadia in the path of a catastrophic tsunami.
Reluctantly, Doug calls on his girlfriend, Jennifer Lindstrom, president of a major medical transport helicopter company, for help.
In this anthology the very popular editor of A Tide of Terror as gathered fifteen rare super-natural tales from the days of gaslight and gore, hansoms and horrors, music halls and mayhem.
Featuring eerie selections by masters of the genre including Maupassant, Dickens, Bierce, and Sheridan le Fanu, the collection is supported by helpful introductory and biographical notes by Mr Lamb.
Living a Lie...
Zach Granger's whole identity is a lie---his name, his hometown, even his eye color. Because Zach's father is in jail, and his family has been forced to join the Witness Security Program. Zach has trouble getting used to his new life, until he meets Sam, the strange custodian at his new school, and Catalin, a gril who might make his whole uprooting worthwhile. But just as Zach begins to pull himself together, he faces danger again---and this time his actions could determine the fates of everyone he cares about most.
Bridge to Terabithia is a work of children's literature about two lonely children who create a magical forest kingdom. It was written by Katherine Paterson and was published in 1977 by Thomas Crowell. In 1978, it won the Newbery Medal. Paterson drew inspiration for the novel from a real event that occurred in August 1974 when a friend of her son was struck by lightning.
The novel tells the story of fifth grader Jesse Aarons, who becomes friends with his new neighbor Leslie Burke after he loses a footrace to her at school. She is a smart, talented, outgoing tomboy from a wealthy family, and Jess thinks highly of her. He is an artistic boy from a poorer family who, in the beginning, is fearful, angry, and depressed. After meeting Leslie, his life is transformed. He becomes courageous and learns to let go of his frustration. They create a kingdom for themselves, which Leslie names "Terabithia." When at the end something very tragic happens to Leslie, Jess learns to overcome it and stay strong.
Its content has been the frequent target of censors and appears at number eight on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books for the decade 1990–2000. It is studied in English studies classes in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 1996 novel written by Rebecca Wells. It follows the novel Little Altars Everywhere. In 2005, Wells wrote Ya-Yas in Bloom and then The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood tells the story of the downward spiraling mother-daughter relationship of Vivian Walker and Siddalee Walker.
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