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By Donna Tartt. 2013
Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise… tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. Bestseller. Pulitzer Prize winner. 2013.
By Richard Peck. 1999
Carol Peterson, middle daughter of a single mother, gets the responsibilities while her older sister enjoys freedom and popularity. But… Carol's difficulties also mature her so she is better able to help and understand her family. Basis for the movie Gas Food Lodging. For junior and senior high readers. Some strong language. 1999.
By Marti Leimbach. 1991
Victor and Hilary share an attic apartment on the coast of New England where Victor, who has leukemia, has chosen… to live out his young life naturally - away from medical treatment and his Boston family. Although hired to care for Victor, Hilary has fallen in love with him - but when Gordon comes along, she finds herself in love with him also. In the end, Victor's decision about dying controls the love triangle. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1991.
By P. D James. 2002
The story is set in an Anglican theological college on a desolate stretch of the East Anglian coast. When the… body of one of the students is found on the shore, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Dalgiesh has visited St Anselm's in his boyhood and, as he is due for a holiday, agrees to pay a visit. As the weekend brings another murder, Dalgliesh soon finds himself embroiled in one of the most horrific and puzzling cases of his career. 2002.
By Stephen King. 1993
In this collection of four spinechilling stories, there is a compulsive and bizarre story of unjust imprisonment and escape. A… golden schoolboy and an old man with a hideous past join in a dreadful union. Four young boys venture into the woods and find life, death and the end of innocence. A macabre story is told in a strange club, of a woman determined to give birth, no matter what. 1993.
By Elizabeth Gilbert. 2007
Elizabeth Gilbert, in her thirties, settles into a large a house with a husband who wants to start a family.… But she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and determined to find what she's missing. So she begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again. 2007.
By Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark. 2000
Los Angeles private investigator Regan Reilly is in New York visiting her parents for Christmas. When her father is kidnapped,… she takes on the case, assisted by amateur sleuth Alvirah Meehan. This joint effort by mother and daughter authors brings together characters from earlier works by each writer. Bestseller 2000.
By Michael Crichton. 1994
Thomas Sanders is an executive at a high-tech company in Seattle. His new boss is Meredith Johnson, with whom he… had an affair twelve years before. On her first day in charge she makes a pass at him; now married, he rebuffs her. Next day his world collapses; she has accused him of sexually harassing her and asked for his transfer from the company. He stands to lose both money and respect and, sure that there is a hidden agenda behind the accusations, he sets out to clear his name. 1994.
By Waris Dirie, Cathleen Miller. 1998
Autobiography of a Somali woman's journey from nomadic tribal life to a career as a fashion model in London and… to the post of special ambassador at the United Nations. Dirie recounts her personal experience with female genital mutilation that began with circumcision at age five. 1998.
By Michael Connelly. 2006
A serial killer makes a deal and confesses to the 1993 murder of Marie Gesto--a case that has haunted detective… Harry Bosch for thirteen years. Bosch and FBI agent Rachel Walling discover a missed clue from the original crime scene and a possible conspiracy. Bestseller. Sequel to "The closers", followed by "The overlook". 2006.
By Helen Prejean. 1992
When Louisiana nun Helen Prejean and death-row inmate Patrick Sonnier become pen pals, Sonnier’s friendly nature and ambiguities about his… crime reinforce Prejean’s feelings against the death penalty. After fighting unsuccessfully to have Sonnier’s sentence commuted, Prejean continues her activism, including work with victims’ groups. Includes violence and strong language. 1992.
By Irène Némirovsky, Sandra Smith. 2007
Golder, born into poverty on the Black Sea, has clawed his way to fabulous wealth by speculating on gold and… oil. But his security is fragile. For years he has defended his business interests from cut-throat competitors, but now his health is beginning to show the strain. As his body betrays him, so too do his wife and child, leaving him to decide which to pursue: revenge or altruism? Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2007, c1929.
By Douglas Adams. 1987
A mixture of science fiction, horror and mystery, with a dash of romance. Detective Dirk Gently searches for a missing… cat on a trip that takes him through space and time. Followed by "Long dark tea-time of the soul". Bestseller 1987.
By Jim Grimsley. 1996
For Nathan first love is not easy. But in a climate of domestic violence, it might be the only thing… to save him from the attentions of a drunken father. In the rural South filled with hatred and meanness, Nathan has to hide his secret and love from his friends, church and family. Explicit descriptions of sex and violence. 1996.
By Diana Gabaldon. 2001
In this sequel to "Voyager" , time travelers Claire and Jamie Fraser find themselves in South Carolina in 1767. Realizing… that the clouds of revolution are forming, they join a remote community of Scottish immigrants and confront the perils of the wilderness. Followed by “The fiery cross”. 2001. (Outlander series ; 4)
By Diana Gabaldon. 2001
1968. Frank Randall is dead, and Claire, with her daughter Brianna, returns to the Highlands where Claire hopes to establish… contact with her eighteenth-century husband, Jamie Fraser. When Claire steps into the stone circle, she is transported to Jamie's time and will endure rape, a miscarriage, flight to France, and the possibility of another pregnancy. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex. Sequel to "Outlander" (DC21786). Followed by “Voyager”. Bestseller. 2001, c1992.
By Stephen King. 2001
In Derry, Maine, four young boys once stood together and did a brave thing. Something that changed them in ways… they hardly understand. A quarter of a century later, the boys are men who have gone their separate ways. Though they still get together once a year, to go hunting in the north Woods of Maine. But this time is different. 2001.
By Charlaine Harris. 2009
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress with an unusual gift - she can read minds. In this story, Sookie comes… to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire - and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires! Sequel to "Club dead"; followed by "Dead as a Doornail". 2009.
By Charlaine Harris. 2009
Sookie is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, with a bit of a disability - she can read minds. And… that doesn't make her too dateable. Along comes Bill: he's tall, dark and handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's a vampire with a bad reputation. 2009. (Sookie Stackhouse novels ; 1)
By W. J Burley. 1973
A local girl is found dead in a quarry on one of the Scilly Isles. A famous pop singer is… suspected - until Superintendent Wycliffe arrives on the scene. Sequel to “Wycliffe and the guilt edged alibi“, followed by “Wycliffe and death in Stanley Street“. 1973.