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By Elaine L. Schulte. 1992
"Gold! It's real gold!" Suzannah Colton can’t wait to get to California. The whole wagon train is buzzing about the…great Gold Rush, and she hopes to strike it rich! But first the Coltons have to brave the last leg of the journey-over the treacherous Sierra Nevada mountains. With her brother-in-law gone, Suzannah must drive the oxen and care for her sister. Suzannah learns to trust in God through the difficult days. But her faith turns to greed when she discovers gold for herself. And then the real danger begins... Look for other books in the Colton Cousins Adventure series. Combining exciting adventure, historical accuracy, and Christian principles, this is a series both boys and girls will love. ELAINE SCHULTE is the author of Suzannah and the Secret Coins and Daniel Colton Under Fire. She is married, has two sons, and lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Ages 8-12
By Elaine L. Schulte. 2001
In 1848 twelve-year-old Suzannah and her cousin Daniel travel with their families from the East Coast along the National Road,…also known as the Cumberland Road, to the Missouri frontier, and a blizzard, bear chase, and other dangers along the way make them glad to have God's strength on their side.
By Stephen King. 1990
The No. 1 bestselling author Stephen King's novella The Sun Dog, published in his award-winning 1990 story collection Four Past…Midnight, is now available as a standalone publication.It's mine - that was what he had thought when his finger had pushed the shutter-button for the first time. Now he found himself wondering if maybe he hadn't gotten that backward. Kevin Delevan wants only one thing for his fifteenth birthday: a Polaroid Sun 660. There's something wrong with his gift, though. No matter where Kevin aims the camera, it produces a photograph of an enormous, vicious dog. In each successive picture, the menacing creature draws nearer to the flat surface of the Polaroid film as if it intends to break through. When old Pop Merrill, Castle Rock's sharpest trader, gets wind of this phenomenon, he devises a way to profit from it. But the Sun Dog, a beast that shouldn't exist at all, turns out to be a very dangerous investment.(P) 2016 Simon & Schuster Audio
Three broken hearts. One extraordinary love story.Seven-year-old Jake's heart is failing and he doesn't want to leave his dad, Simon,…alone. So he makes a decision: to find Simon someone to love before he goes.Beth is determined to forget the past. But even when she leaves New York to start afresh in a Lake District village, she can't shake the secrets that haunt her.Single dad Simon still holds a candle for the woman who left him years ago. Every day is a struggle to earn a living while caring for his beloved son. He has no time for finding someone new.But Jake is determined his plan will succeed - and what unfolds will change all three of them forever.(P) 2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
By Louise Penny. 2021
The new book in the internationally bestselling Gamache series by 'one of the greatest crime writers of our time' (Denise…Mina).The incredible new book in Louise Penny's #1 bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series.When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is asked to provide crowd control at a statistics lecture given at the Université de l'Estrie in Quebec, he is dubious. Why ask the head of homicide to provide security for what sounds like a minor, even mundane lecture? But dangerous ideas about who deserves to live in order for society to thrive are rapidly gaining popularity, fuelled by the research of the eminent Professor Abigail Robinson. Yet for every person seduced by her theories there is another who is horrified by them. When a murder is committed days after the lecture, it's clear that within crowds can lie madness. To uncover the truth, Gamache must put his own feelings about the divisive Professor to one side. But with her ideas gaining ground, the line separating good and evil, right and wrong, is quickly blurring - especially when the case leads unexpectedly close to home...Includes a bonus conversation between the author and audiobook narrator Adam Sims.(P) 2021 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
'Full of twists and turns. This book will keep you turning the pages well into the wee small hours.' *****…Reader ReviewBabes in the wood, babes in the wood, who will be next to be covered in blood? For generations, the children of Rowandale have recited these words, but now they are becoming an all too disturbing reality...After the last known member of the Latimer family dies, his estate is put up for sale - except for the prized stables, inherited by racehorse trainer Barbara Lewis. When Barbara's estranged husband is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect and appeals to Adam Bailey and her friend Eve Samuels for help. But as they investigate, more people are killed and soon Barbara and Eve find themselves in grave danger. As the clock ticks, Adam races to rescue them. Can justice prevail, or will the grim prophecy of the rhyme come true again?The Kaiser's Gold is the second insalment in Bill Kitson's chilling and suspenseful Eden House mystery series. Perfect for fans of Peter James's Cold Hill series, Val McDermid and J M Dalgliesh.Readers are hooked on The Eden House Mysteries:'I couldn't sleep until I had finished this book' ***** Reader Review'The best book I have read in a while' ***** Reader Review'Captivating from start to finish. Brilliant page turner. I couldn't put it down' ***** Reader Review'Read the whole thing in a day' ***** Reader Review'One of the best authors I have come across' ***** Reader Review'More twists than a corkscrew' ***** Reader Review'The characters are brilliant and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Would highly recommend this book!' ***** Reader Review(P) 2021 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
By Tara Sim. 2022
This dark epic fantasy follows the heirs of four noble houses—each gifted with a divine power—as they form a tenuous…alliance to keep their kingdom from descending into a realm-shattering war.The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the city of dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir.But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving city. And without it, all the realms are dying.Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs—Risha, a necromancer struggling to keep the peace; Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with rebellion in her heart; and Nik, a soldier who struggles to see the light—will sacrifice everything to save the city.But their defiance will cost them dearly.
By Tessa Bailey. 2016
When rescue looks like a whole lot of trouble . . . The road trip was definitely a bad idea.…Having already flambéed her culinary career beyond recognition, Rita Clarkson is now stranded in God-Knows-Where, New Mexico, with a busted-ass car and her three temperamental siblings, who she hasn't seen in years. When rescue shows up---six-feet-plus of hot, charming sex on a motorcycle---Rita's pretty certain she's gone from the frying pan right into the fire . . . Jasper Ellis has a bad boy reputation in this town, and he loathes it. The moment he sees Rita, though, Jasper knows he's about to be sorely tempted. There's something real between them. Something raw. And Jasper has only a few days to show Rita that he isn't just for tonight---he's forever.***The Romancing the Clarksons seriesBook 1 - Too Hot to Handle (Rita and Jasper)Book 2 - Too Wild to Tame (Aaron and Grace)Book 3 - Too Hard to Forget (Peggy and Elliot)Book 4 - Title TK (Belmont and Sage)
By Margot Harrison. 2020
After living off the grid for more than a decade, a teenage girl must play a dangerous game -- and…face the shadows of her past -- to save the world from a dangerous dark force. <P><P>After ten years of living on an isolated, tech-free ranch with her mother, sixteen-year-old Hedda is going back to the world of the Glare -- her word for cell phones, computers, and tablets. Hedda was taught to be afraid of technology, afraid that it would get inside her mind and hurt her. But now she's going to stay with her dad in California, where she was born, and she's finally ready to be normal. She's not going to go "off-kilter," like her mom says she did when she was just a little kid. <P><P>Once she arrives, Hedda finally feels like she's in control. She reunites with old friends and connects with her stepmom and half-brother. Never mind the terrifying nightmares and visions that start trickling back -- they're not real.Then Hedda rediscovers the Glare: the real Glare, a first-person shooter game from the dark web that scared her when she was younger. They say if you die thirteen times on level thirteen, you die in real life. But as Hedda starts playing the so-called "death game" -- and the game begins spreading among her friends -- she realizes the truth behind her nightmares is even more twisted than she could have imagined. And in order to stop the Glare, she'll have to first confront the darkness within herself.
By Mark Leyner. 2021
A brilliant and utterly original new novel from Mark Leyner about a father and his intense and devout relationship with…his daughter and with alcohol. An anthropologist and his daughter travel to Kermunkachunk, the capitol of Chalazia, to conduct research for an ethnography on the Chalazian Mafia Faction (a splinter group of the Chalazian Children's Theater). The book takes place over the course of a night at the Bar Pulpo, Kermunkachunk's #1 spoken-word karaoke bar, where conversations are actually being read from multiple karaoke screens arrayed around the barroom. Moreover, it's Thursday, "Father/Daughter Nite," when the bar is frequented by actual fathers and daughters as well as couples cosplaying fathers and daughters. Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit is a book about the deep pleasures of reading and drinking, the tumultuous reign of a cabal of mystic mobsters, and, of course, the transcendent love of a father for his daughter.
By Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi. 2021
A new novel by PEN/Faulkner Award winner Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, "written with the intensity of early Marguerite Duras…and Ferrante's Days of Abandonment," about a young woman caught in an affair with a much older man, a personal and political exploration of desire, power, and human connection (The Millions). <p><p> It’s summer when Arezu, an Iranian American teenager, goes to Spain to meet her estranged father at an apartment he owns there. He never shows up, instead sending her a weekly allowance, care of his step-nephew, Omar, a forty-year-old Lebanese man. As the weeks progress, Arezu is drawn into a mercurial, charged, and ultimately catastrophic affair with Omar, a relationship that shatters her just at the cusp of adulthood. Two decades later, Arezu inherits the apartment. She returns with her best friend, Ellie, an Israeli-American scholar devoted to the Palestinian cause, to excavate the place and finally put to words a trauma she’s long held in silence. <p><p> Together, she and Ellie catalog the questions of agency, sexuality, displacement, and erasure that surface as Arezu confronts the ghosts of that summer, crafting between them a story that spans continents and centuries. Equal parts Marguerite Duras and Shirley Jackson, Rachel Cusk and Samanta Schweblin, Savage Tongues is a compulsive, unsettling, and bravely observed exploration of violence and eroticism, haunting and healing, and the profound intimacy born of the deepest pain.
By Rachel Hawkins. 2014
Hailed as "impossible to put down," the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination…of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted. Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies-the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that's what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn't as confident. Sophie's bound for one hell of a ride-can she get her powers back before it's too late?
By Gordon Korman. 1998
Best friends Jeff and Wiley are legends. There is practically no one in their school who hasn't been nicknamed by…the duo. They've dubbed their own underachieving class "The Dim Bulbs"; their pop-eyed principal is better known as "Deer in Headlights"; and their enormous new English teacher, Mr. Hughes, is "Mr. Huge."But now some of the nicknames that Jeff and Wiley have invented are backfiring on them. Will the nicknamers be able to get it together before it's too late?*A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing*A Bank Street Best Book of the Year* "A fast-paced novel with lots of laughs . . ." -School Library Journal (starred review)"Captures the ambience of sixth grade with humor and empathy." -Booklist"Korman is at his amusing best here. . . ." -The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
By Archie Superstars. 2022
BRAND NEW STORY! “Jurassic Farce!” Travel back in time to the world of ‘Archie 1’! A prehistoric version of Archie…and the gang have been noticing how many traffic jams there are with all the dinosaurs clogging up the roadways. There has to be another way to remedy this situation! Cue caveman genius Dilton, who’s devised a system of air travel featuring the pterodactyls. What could possibly go wrong?!
By Sarah Edghill. 2022
Her husband is with another woman—but it&’s not who she thinks it is, and the results may be more devastating…than an affair . . . Lucy&’s husband has been missing for days while she tries to pretend to those around her, including her distracted teenagers, that everything is normal. In desperation she uses a phone app to track him—and discovers he&’s with another woman. As her life falls apart, Lucy realises nothing is as it seems. There is another woman in her husband&’s life, but it&’s someone she has known—and hated—for twenty years. As the story unfolds, including in the national press, the family must pull together before lives are destroyed . . . &“Sarah Edghill knows how to pinpoint what goes on in families.&” —Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry on A Thousand Tiny Disappointments
Harry Hammer and Rick Reef travel to the mysterious surface world of Earth in this final Shark School (mis)adventure.Harry Hammer&’s…latest hero &‘Terranaut&’ Buzz Sharkfin is planning a mission to &‘outer space,&’ which to a shark is planet Earth! Harry can&’t wait to be part of Buzz Sharkfin&’s awesome adventure. But when his arch-rival and life-long nemesis Rick Reef, is chosen for the mission, too, it&’s anything but smooth sailing. Once out of the deep blue sea, Harry and Rick discover a strange and dangerous new world with dogs and cars and humans, and they realize there&’s no place like home!
By Charles M. Schulz. 2019
In this delightful collection of classic of Peanuts comics for younger readers, Lucy rallies her friends to speak out for equal…rights for women. Between social causes and dropping fly balls in the outfield, Lucy decides to write a biography of Beethoven, much to Schroeder's dismay.Meanwhile, life in the Peanuts gang is as hilarious as always: Woodstock takes up farming, Peppermint Patty struggles to make the grade, and Charlie Brown's rotten luck lands him in the hospital. You won't want to miss this edition of outstanding Peanuts fun.
By Sophie Kinsella. 2021
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Your Life comes a humorous and heartwarming novel about family,…set against the backdrop of the most fabulous party you&’ve ever snuck into. &“Another triumph, packed with brilliant characters and madcap situations.&”—Jill Mansell It&’s been over two years since Effie&’s beloved parents got divorced, destroying the image of the happy, loving childhood she thought she had. Since then, she&’s become estranged from her father and embarked on a feud with his hot (and much younger) girlfriend, Krista. And now, more earth-shattering news: Greenoaks, the rambling Victorian country house Effie called home her whole life, has been sold. When Krista decides to throw a grand &“house cooling&” party, Effie is originally left off the guest list—and then receives a last-minute &“anti-invitation&” (maybe it&’s because she called Krista a gold-digger, but Krista totally deserved it, and it was mostly a joke anyway). Effie declines, but then remembers a beloved childhood treasure is still hidden in the house. Her only chance to retrieve it is to break into Greenoaks while everyone is busy celebrating. As Effie sneaks around the house, hiding under tables and peeping through trapdoors, she realizes the secrets Greenoaks holds aren&’t just in the dusty passageways and hidden attics she grew up exploring. Watching how her sister, brother, and dad behave when they think no one is looking, Effie overhears conversations, makes discoveries, and begins to see her family in a new light. Then she runs into Joe—the love of her life, who long ago broke her heart, and who&’s still as handsome and funny as ever—and even more truths emerge. But will Effie act on these revelations? Will she stay hidden or step out into the party and take her place with her family? And truthfully, what did she really come back to Greenoaks for? Over the course of one blowout party, Effie realizes that she must be honest with herself and confront her past before she&’ll ever be able to face her future.
By Kristin Hannah. 1999
A woman troubled by the departure of her daughter and her husband seeks solace in her hometown of Mystic, Washington,…and strikes up a relationship with an embittered, grieving widower and his shattered little girl. Reissue.
For readers of Kara Thomas and Karen McManus, an addictive, twisty crime thriller with shades of Serial and Making a…Murderer about a closed local murder case that doesn't add up, and a girl who's determined to find the real killer--but not everyone wants her meddling in the past.Everyone in Fairview knows the story.Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town.But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer?Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger.This is the story of an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect."Fun, gripping, and skillfully constructed." --Emily Arsenault, author of All the Pretty Things