Greeley, Molly, author
'The Clergyman's Wife' is an inspired debut novel set in Austens world. Charlotte Collins is the respectable wife of Hunsford's vicar. Anxious to escape the shame of spinsterhood, Charlotte chose this life, an inevitable one so socially acceptable that its quietness threatens to overwhelm her. But when she makes the acquaintance of Mr. Travis, Charlotte will begin to question the role of love and passion in a woman's life, and whether they truly matter for a clergyman's wife.
Jones, Alexandra, author
Die junge Engländerin Angela reist im 19. Jahrhundert zu ihrem Verlobten nach Birma. Aus den Händen von Banditen befreit, ändert sich ihr Leben. Sie verliebt sich in den Abenteurer Nathan. In den Wirren des Kolonialkrieges finden sie zueinander.
Cook, Robin, 1940- author
When the body of twenty-nine-year-old social worker Gloria Montoya, seven weeks pregnant with her first, shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery's autopsy table, she's baffled to find no apparent causes of death. Laurie enlists the help of Dr. Tricia Albanese, a forensic pathology resident with a background in genetic science, to help her trace the identity of the unborn baby's father using DNA from the mother and child. But when Tricia is found dead in a manner strikingly similar to Gloria's death, Laurie realizes she might have two linked homicides on her hands.
Bennett, Michael, 1945- author
A book for teens that shows readers that we all deal with crap in our lives and how to laugh at some of the things we can't control.
Fleischman, Paul, author
"Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reflects on growing up with his award-winning father, Sid Fleischman, and details his own path to becoming a writer"-- Provided by publisher.
Wilson, Kevin, 1978- author
"Lillian and Madison were the unlikeliest of roommates at their elite boarding school: Madison, the daughter of a prominent Atlanta family, being groomed for greatness; Lillian, a scholarship student, plucked out of nowhere based solely on her intellect and athletic prowess. The two were as tight as could be, reveling in their unique weirdnesses, until Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly. Years later, the two have lost touch, but Madison writes and begs Lillian for help. Her husband's twin step kids are moving in with them and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there's a catch: the twins can spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a disturbing but beautiful way. Disbelieving at first but ultimately too intrigued by these strange children, Lillian agrees. And as they hunker down in the pool house, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other--and stay cool--just as Madison's family is bracing for a major announcement. It all seems impossible to manage, but Lillian soon accepts that she and the children need each other, urgently and fiercely."-- Provided by publisher.
Rosenstiel, Tom, author
It's presidential primary season in Washington, DC, and both parties are on edge. Against this backdrop, Wendy Upton, the highly respected centrist senator, must make a choice: she's been offered the VP slot by both parties' leading candidates. When she receives an anonymous, unnerving threat that could destroy her promising career, she hires Peter Rena to investigate her past and figure out which side is threatening her and what they are threatening her with.
Shemilt, Jane, author
Over the course of a long, hot summer in London, the lives of three very different married couples collide when their children join the same tutoring circle, resulting in illicit relationships, shocking violence, and unimaginable fallout.
Smith, Nancy, author
Social Citizens provides parents a positive approach for discussing how to become involved in navigating the digital landscape with their kids. Recognizing that technology isn't going away, social media can't be ignored. We need to be a part of teaching our kids how to manage themselves online and how to use technology responsibly. Learn how to look beyond attention grabbing headlines and negative stories to determine the social media plan that is right for your family. Develop a balanced perspective on what is fact versus what is not ... and more importantly, how to remain positive as you discuss these topics within your family.
Harris, Kamala, 1964- author
As the first woman, African American, and South Asian American to become attorney general of California, and the second black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, Kamala Harris has blazed trails on her path to the national stage. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way? In this young readers edition of Senator Harris's memoir, we learn about the impact that Kamala's family and community had on her life, and see what led Senator Harris to discover her own sense of self and purpose.
Jewell, Lisa, author
"Melville Heights is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Bristol, England; home to doctors and lawyers and old-money academics. It's not the sort of place where people are brutally murdered in their own kitchens. But it is the sort of place where everyone has a secret. And everyone is watching you. As the headmaster credited with turning around the local school, Tom Fitzwilliam is beloved by one and all--including Joey Mullen, his new neighbor, who quickly develops an intense infatuation with this thoroughly charming yet unavailable man. Joey thinks her crush is a secret, but Tom's teenaged son Freddie--a prodigy with aspirations of becoming a spy for MI5--excels in observing people and has witnessed Joey behaving strangely around his father. One of Tom's students, Jenna Tripp, also lives on the same street, and she's not convinced her teacher is as squeaky clean as he seems. For one thing, he has taken a particular liking to her best friend and fellow classmate, and Jenna's mother--whose mental health has admittedly been deteriorating in recent years--is convinced that Mr. Fitzwilliam is stalking her. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, a schoolgirl writes in her diary, charting her doomed obsession with a handsome young English teacher named Mr. Fitzwilliam..." -- Amazon.
Barman, Jean, 1939- author
British Columbia is regularly described in superlatives both positive and negative - most spectacular scenery, strangest politics, greatest environmental sensitivity, richest Aboriginal cultures, most aggressive resource exploitation, closest ties to Asia. Jean Barman's The West beyond the West presents the history of the province in all its diversity and apparent contradictions. This critically acclaimed work is the premiere book on British Columbian history, with a narrative beginning at the point of contact between Native peoples and Europeans and continuing into the twenty-first century." "First published in 1991 and revised in 1996, this third edition of The West beyond the West, has been supplemented by statistical tables incorporating the 2001 census, two more extensive illustration sections portraying British Columbia's history in images, and other new material bringing the book up to date. Barman's deft scholarship is readily apparent and the book demands to be on the shelf of anyone with an interest in British Columbian or Canadian history.
Winters, Rachel, author
Can you fall in love like they do in the movies? It's Evie Summers's job to find out. Because if she can't convince her film agency's biggest client, Ezra Chester, to write the romantic-comedy screenplay he owes producers, her career will be over. The catch? He thinks rom-coms are unrealistic--and he'll only put pen to paper if Evie shows him that it's possible to meet a man in real life the way it happens on the big screen. Cynical Evie might not believe in happily ever after, but she'll do what it takes to save the job that's been her lifeline . . . even if it means reenacting iconic rom-com scenes in public. Spilling orange juice on a cute stranger? No problem. Leaving her number in books all over London to see who calls? Done. With a little help from her well-meaning friends--and Ben and Anette, the adorable father-daughter duo who keep witnessing her humiliations--Evie is determined to prove she can meet a man the way Sally met Harry. But can a workaholic who's given up on love find a meet-cute of her very own?