Tag: General Fiction

The Skeleton Makes a Friend–A Family Skeleton Mystery (#5)

Georgia Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at prestigious Overfeld College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the quiet when a teenager named Jen shows up looking for her friend. Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns tha... »

Love’s Rescue

A story of loyalty, heroism, and the depths of love. A Dividing Conflict In 1863, the War Between the States is dividing more than just a nation. To escape the conflict, Jessica Hale and her family flee their Kentucky homestead and head for the Nevada Territory. Her brother, Ambrose, committed to the Confederates, rejoins the Kentucky militia and is disowned by his father. But the worst is yet to ... »

Sophie’s World

A page-turning novel that is also an exploration of the great philosophical concepts of Western thought, Sophie’s World has fired the imagination of readers all over the world, with more than twenty million copies in print. One day fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her mailbox two notes, with one question on each: “Who are you?” and “Where ... »

The Lullaby of Polish Girls

A vibrant, engaging debut novel that follows the friendship of three women from their youthful days in Poland to their complicated, not-quite-successful adult lives   Because of her father’s role in the Solidarity movement, Anna and her parents immigrate to the United States in the 1980s as political refugees from Poland. They settle in Brooklyn among immigrants of every stripe, yet Anna nev... »

The Secret Lives of People in Love

A breadth of experience and setting distinguishes this somber first collection of 18 very short stories by New York-based Van Booy. “Little Birds” is narrated by a teenage boy of uncertain parentage who sketches his life with his devoted foster father, Michel, in working-class Paris: “It is the afternoon of my birthday, but still the morning of my life. I am walking on the Pont d... »

The Illusion of Separateness

Whether they are pursued by Nazi soldiers, old age, shame, deformity, disease, or regret, the varied characters of Simon Van Booy’s utterly compelling novel The Illusion of Separateness discover in their darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in an unseen chain. This gripping, emotional story intertwines the... »

Into Thin Air

George has been in Copenhagen for months and has failed to make any real friends. His dreamy images of Europe shattered and all desire to discover his true-self gone, the only way he sees to make a name for himself is as an eccentric outsider. Distracted from drilling in the frozen fish pond in preparation for a New Year party, he takes himself off to the Chimpanzee Bar where he meets a beautiful ... »

Gutter Christmas

This should be a time when the farmhouse is filled with family for Christmas… and the big day. But instead, Baby Jade’s green gaze blazes with rage and fury. It should be a time to bask in family and wedding plans. However, Lucky’s turning New Orleans upside down in preparation for the battle of his life. Can Baby Jade and Lucky fight to save their son and still make it to the al... »

Insistent (Soul Serenade #4)

She came into my life without warning. It wasn’t love at first sight, but the more time I spent with her, I knew she was the one. Our relationship was complicated, and I knew I had my work cut out for me. I have to prove to her that she’s all I see. That no matter how the past reads, we can re-write the future. He’s the sexiest one of the group, in my personal opinion. We’r... »

Blue Sun, Yellow Sky

Hailed as “One of the best technical painters of our time” by an L.A. Times critic, 27 year-old, Aubrey Johnson is finally gaining traction for her work. But as she weaves through what should be a celebration of her art, a single nagging echo of her doctor’s words refuses to stay silent-there is no cure. In less than eight weeks Aubrey is going blind. Traveling on a one-way ticke... »


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