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Under the Bridge

By twists and turns, “Under the Bridge” examines a terrible crime in which middle-class teenagers obsessed with film idols and hip-hop culture turn on one of their own with tragic results. Who were the seemingly ordinary suburban teenagers who found themselves under the bridge on a moonlit Friday night? Why would a girl who longed to be their friend be beaten and killed? And how did so... »

The Book of the Maidservant

Johanna is a serving girl to Dame Margery Kempe, a renowned medieval holy woman. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son, but cares little for the misery she sees every day. When she announces that Johanna will accompany her on a pilgrimage to Rome, the suffering truly begins. After walking all day, Johanna must fetch water, wash clothes, and cook for the entire party of ... »

It’s Fine By Me

Audun is the only one of his family who remains with his mother in working-class Oslo. He delivers newspapers when he is not in school and talks for hours about Jack London and Ernest Hemingway with his best friend – but there are some things Audun won’t talk about. Stories about his family, the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little brotherR... »

I Refuse

A masterful new novel from Per Petterson, who “provides one of literature’s greatest gifts … a welcome refuge from our cacophonous world” (NPR) Per Petterson’s hotly anticipated new novel, I Refuse, is the work of an internationally acclaimed novelist at the height of his powers. In Norway the book has been a huge bestseller, and rights have already been sold into sixteen c... »

The Apartment in Rome

When the past comes to your door, what can you do except let it in?Gina’s life is good. She is independent. She loves her adopted home in Italy and she is passionate about her work as a photographer. Maybe her lover isn’t all she might hope and her beautiful apartment is in need of repair, but you can’t have everything all the time. And anyway, she’s all wrapped up in her l... »

That Summer in Ischia

In her early years, Allie and her bohemian mother Helena were always on the move. Now Helena keeps people at arm’s length: relationships never last and old friends have slipped away. But when Allie inherits Helena’s childhood home, she begins to see snatches of the tormented past her mother has been running from. Determined to find out what keeps driving her mother away from people, Al... »

The Wild Adventure of Jasper Renn (The Steampunk Chronicles #2.6)

In this companion novella to The Girl with the Iron Touch, American cowboy Jasper Renn finds himself in a situation his lightning-fast skills cannot rescue him from… After surviving a triumph-turned-tragedy in New York City, Jasper is determined to secure a happier future with his gifted band of friends. So when the group’s mechanical genius Emily is abducted, he’ll plunge into E... »

Missing You Already

A heartbreaking novel of integrity, honesty and raw emotion. At a remote railway station in Norfolk, Kitty Fulton runs the ticket office and her pet project is the lost and found. Nothing gives her more pleasure than to reunite possessions with their rightful owners. It is an experience that remains elusive in her own world as her mother’s Alzheimer’s pulls them further and further apa... »

Cold Steel

The body of a teenage girl is found in a Dublin park. She has been brutually stabbed to death. For Dublin’s police and politicians, the nightmare is just beginning. The dead girl is the daughter of a high-profile American surgeon who heads the Mercy Hospital’s new Heart Foundation. When DS Jim Clarke and his team pick up the trail of a suspect, the pressure is on to close in quickly. A... »

Deep Sky

“Lee has an intense brand of storytelling….[He’s] the real deal.” Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key Patrick Lee’s extraordinary Breach trilogy comes to an explosive and breathtaking conclusion with Deep Sky-as Travis Chase of the ultra-secret government agency Tangent finally comes face to face with the decision that could determine the ult... »

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