The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Canelo

ISBN:180032166X

Total Pages:368

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When the plane crashed, 160 people perished. Now someone killing off the survivors. Five years ago, a horrific airline disaster made headlines around the world. On the anniversary of the fatal crash, a number of those who were spared gather to mark the occasion. By morning, Nick Gilbert, a celebrity chef and one of the party, lies dead. Detective Rachel Lewis leads the investigation and within days another survivor is stabbed to death. It seems certain that a killer is targeting the lucky eight. Clodagh Kinsella recovered from the injuries she sustained in the crash, but lost her sister that day. The bereavement shared by Clodagh and her sister’s husband led them to a romance of their own. Yet lately, Clodagh knows something isn’t right. As the noose tightens on the group and Rachel comes across more questions than answers, it’s only a matter of time before Clodagh will have to face the consequences of a mistake she made before the plane went down... A tense and gripping crime thriller, perfect for fans of Lesley Kara and Mari Hannah.

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Before You Were Gone

Author:Sheila Bugler

Publisher:Canelo

ISBN:1800321643

Total Pages:368

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The truth can’t stay buried forever... Emer Doran’s life was torn apart when her sister, Kitty, drowned. Her body was never recovered. Twenty years later, Emer sees a woman who is the image of Kitty. In that brief moment, Emer is convinced – her sister is alive. Dee Doran jumps at the chance to get to know her long-lost cousin when Emer calls asking to meet. But it is not the happy family reunion Dee had expected. Emer is desperate for Dee’s help to find out what really happened to Kitty. As Dee works to uncover the truth, one thing becomes clear: there is a tangled web of lies that date back many years. And those with the answers are determined to keep their secrets at any cost. A tense and gripping crime thriller perfect for fans of Alex Marwood and Fiona Barton. Praise for Before You Were Gone 'Family intrigues, unreliable narrators and murder all come together in this enjoyable book. I highly recommend it.' Lorraine Mace, author of Love Me Tender 'A literary masterpiece... This is my first read by Bugler and I’ve just added her to my auto-buy list. What an amazing nail-biting, roller coaster ride.' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Sheila Bugler's novels get better and better... The tension builds to a fabulous denouement. I can't recommend this book highly enough.' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Amazing story with so many twists... Absolutely gripping from start to finish!' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Wow wow wow! This book gripped me from the first page and never let go!' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'This book was full of twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 'Fast paced, full of twists and turns and a satisfying ending' NetGalley review ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

We Were the Lucky Ones

Author:Georgia Hunter

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0399563105

Total Pages:416

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The New York Times bestseller with more than 1 million copies sold worldwide Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

I Could Be You

Author:Sheila Bugler

Publisher:Canelo

ISBN:1788637704

Total Pages:258

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A life has been taken. But whose life is it? On a stifling hot day, former journalist Dee Doran finds the crumpled body of her friend at the roadside. Katie and her little boy, Jake, have been a light in Dee’s otherwise desolate life – now a woman is dead and a child is missing. Katie has been keeping secrets for a long time. Years earlier, she fell for the wrong person. But he was in love with someone else; who he couldn’t have but couldn’t keep away from. When jealousy and desire spilled over into murder Katie hid the truth, and has been pretending ever since. As Dee assists the police with their enquiries she’s compelled to investigate too. She realises Katie wasn’t who she claimed to be. Lies are catching up. Stories are unravelling. Revenge is demanded and someone must pay the price. The question is: who? Don’t miss this explosive crime thriller perfect for fans for Alex Marwood and Fiona Barton. Praise for I Could Be You 'Propulsive action and stirring plot twists abound in this compelling thriller... one of those books you’ll read in one sitting. Thoroughly entertaining!' Wendy Walker, Sunday Times Bestselling author of The Night Before 'A beautifully written and atmospheric page-turner that is also a totally absorbing read... I loved it.' Abbie Frost, author of The Guesthouse 'A brilliant read - twisted, cleverly plotted and one hell of a page-turner.' M J Lee, author of Where the Truth Lies 'Even the most attentive reader would find difficulty in guessing what the end of the novel would be ... owing to the author's considerable narrative skill.' Arnold Taylor, Crime Review 'I Could Be You is a fascinating, explosive and compulsive read' Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A twisted tale but hugely entertaining . A really good ending, and I look forward to reading more from this author.' Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A very well written thriller. I enjoyed every minute of this book.' Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I loved this book and couldn’t wait to read another chapter which then led to another... I look forward to reading more books by this author as this one had the perfect mix of suspense, murder and crime solving.' Reader review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Lucky List

Author:Rachael Lippincott

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1534468552

Total Pages:304

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Rachael Lippincott, coauthor of #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart, weaves a “breezy…truly charming” (Kirkus Reviews) love story about learning who you are, and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone. Emily and her mom were always lucky. But Emily’s mom’s luck ran out three years ago when she succumbed to cancer, and nothing has felt right for Emily since. Now, the summer before her senior year, things are getting worse. Not only has Emily wrecked things with her boyfriend Matt, who her mom adored, but her dad is selling the house she grew up in and giving her mom’s belongings away. Soon, she’ll have no connections left to Mom but her lucky quarter. And with her best friend away for the summer and her other friends taking her ex’s side, the only person she has to talk to about it is Blake, the swoony new girl she barely knows. But that’s when Emily finds the list—her mom’s senior year summer bucket list—buried in a box in the back of her closet. When Blake suggests that Emily take it on as a challenge, the pair set off on a journey to tick each box and help Emily face her fears before everything changes. As they go further down the list, Emily finally begins to feel close to her mom again, but her bond with Blake starts to deepen, too, into something she wasn’t expecting. Suddenly Emily must face another fear: accepting the secret part of herself she never got a chance to share with the person who knew her best.

Lucky Jim

Author:Kingsley Amis

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0141958049

Total Pages:288

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Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim was published in 1954, and is a hilarious satire of British university life. Jim Dixon is bored by his job as a medieval history lecturer. His days are only improved by pulling faces behind the backs of his superiors as he tries desperately to survive provincial bourgeois society, an unbearable 'girlfriend' and petty humiliation at the hands of Professor Welch. Lucky Jim is one of the most famous and influential of all British post-War novels.

When the Dead Speak

Author:Sheila Bugler

Publisher:Canelo

ISBN:1788639642

Total Pages:368

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Secrets can be fatal. But so can the truth. When the murdered body of Lauren Shaw is discovered laid out on the altar of St Mary the Virgin church in Eastbourne it sends a chill to the core of those who have lived in the area for a long time. They remember another woman, also young and pretty, whose slain corpse was placed in the same spot 60 years ago. Dee Doran is as intrigued as the rest but focused on her investigation of the whereabouts of a missing person from the Polish community. The police weren’t interested but Dee’s journalistic instincts tell her something is amiss. But as she starts asking questions Dee finds the answers all point to the same conclusion - someone is keeping secrets and they will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. A chilling and gripping crime thriller that fans of Fiona Barton and Alex Marwood will love. What readers are saying about When the Dead Speak ‘Sheila Bugler presents a straight-forward plot that is highly intriguing & full of well-rounded characters, sprinkled with several red herrings & lots of clever twists & turns. Reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her innovative peak, this is the best crime novel I’ve read in 2020.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was an amazing book. I loved how it unravelled from Emma’s diary pages, and the investigating of the murders... I was on the edge of my seat.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I finished reading this at 2am because I couldn’t put it down. Anyone who likes a good crime story will absolutely love this.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant, the storyline and characters just kept me wanting to read page after page...’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I need the next book in the series now!!’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Lucky One

Author:Lori Rader-Day

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062938088

Total Pages:400

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“This might well be my favorite Rader-Day so far: a brilliant premise intriguingly developed, totally believable characters and a climax that took my breath away.” — Ann Cleeves, New York Times bestselling author of The Shetland and Vera Series From the author of the Edgar Award®-nominated Under A Dark Sky comes an unforgettable, chilling novel about a young woman who recognizes the man who kidnapped her as a child, setting off a search for justice, and into danger. Most people who go missing are never found. But Alice was the lucky one... As a child, Alice was stolen from her backyard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within twenty-four hours and rescued her from harm. In the aftermath of the crime, her family decided to move to Chicago and close the door on that horrible day. Yet Alice hasn’t forgotten. She devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice’s screen that she recognizes, she’s stunned to realize it’s the same man who kidnapped her decades ago. The post is deleted as quickly as it appeared, leaving Alice with more questions than answers. Embarking on a search for the truth, she enlists the help of friends from The Doe Pages to connect the dots and find her kidnapper before he hurts someone else. Then Alice crosses paths with Merrily Cruz, another woman who’s been hunting for answers of her own. Together, they begin to unravel a dark, painful web of lies that will change what they thought they knew—and could cost them everything. Twisting and compulsively readable, The Lucky One explores the lies we tell ourselves to feel safe.

The Lucky Generation

Author:Brian R Sumner

Publisher:Author House

ISBN:9781456779221

Total Pages:220

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The Author was born just post the second world war-a member of the so called ‘Baby Boomer ‘ Generation in London .During the book he describes to us what life was like growing up in those far off , and very different ,days . Whilst at its core the Book is autobiographical , it is much more than that. It has both comedy and tragedy and is full of well researched facts on many of the events of the 50s , 60s and 70s and beyond that have touched his life and the prevailing ‘Zeitgeist ‘ of those years .It seeks to inform in many areas. Brian is a successful businessman and entrepreneur , having been a Director of several Bank Subsidiaries and founded three companies. He shares the business lessons that came to guide him in his career. There have been hardships – he has suffered from a severe clinical depression - and the book opens with his moving and harrowing account of what this debilitating illness can be like at its most extreme. The book goes on, in an extremely frank and honest way , to describe his hilarious early experiences as a teenager looking for sex and love , his story of his accomplished work and rugby football careers , his topsy turvy experiences of sailing , skiing and amateur dramatics , his views on marriage and fatherhood , and relationships with women in general , again providing us with both insight and humour throughout ! He discusses his strange journey from ‘Born again ‘ Christian , to Atheism, and the forces that drove him from the one extreme to the other. Along Brian’s lifetime journey we laugh and cry with the author , who has enjoyed much success , happiness and fulfilment in his life in spite of the ever present danger of Depression .

The Years of Rice and Salt

Author:Kim Stanley Robinson

Publisher:Spectra

ISBN:0553897608

Total Pages:784

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With the same unique vision that brought his now classic Mars trilogy to vivid life, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson boldly imagines an alternate history of the last seven hundred years. In his grandest work yet, the acclaimed storyteller constructs a world vastly different from the one we know. . . . “A thoughtful, magisterial alternate history from one of science fiction’s most important writers.”—The New York Times Book Review It is the fourteenth century and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur—the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe’s population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have changed? This is a look at the history that could have been—one that stretches across centuries, sees dynasties and nations rise and crumble, and spans horrible famine and magnificent innovation. Through the eyes of soldiers and kings, explorers and philosophers, slaves and scholars, Robinson navigates a world where Buddhism and Islam are the most influential and practiced religions, while Christianity is merely a historical footnote. Probing the most profound questions as only he can, Robinson shines his extraordinary light on the place of religion, culture, power—and even love—in this bold New World. “Exceptional and engrossing.”—New York Post “Ambitious . . . ingenious.”—Newsday

The Waiting Game

Author:Sheila Bugler

Publisher:The O\'Brien Press

ISBN:1847177069

Total Pages:448

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DI Ellen Kelly is struggling through some difficult changes in her life. Her boss has left, replaced by a more unpredictable DCI. Her career seems to be stalling – again. And her feelings for Jim O’Dwyer feel like they’re spiralling out of her normally tight control. Distraction can be very dangerous. Someone is out there, stalking the weak, bringing misery and fear, and it’s Ellen’s job to stop it. Could it be that this time, for the first time, Ellen is the one trapped in the web? About Hunting Shadows: "Marks the entrance of a major new talent. Sheila Bugler delivers a chilling psychological twister of a novel, laced with homespun horrors, a compelling central character in DI Ellen Kelly and a strong contemporary resonance. Fans of Nicci French and Sophie Hannah, prick up your ears." Cathi Unsworth

Find Her

Author:Lisa Gardner

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:069840422X

Total Pages:416

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Lisa Gardner's runaway New York Times bestseller—a fast-paced thrill ride featuring Detective D. D. Warren. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who’s never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she’s become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who’ve never made it home. When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime—a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him—she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who’s determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

Last to Die

Author:Arlene Hunt

Publisher:Bookouture

ISBN:1910751995

Total Pages:N.A

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He watches. He waits. He kills... When Jessie Conway survives a horrific mass high school shooting, in the aftermath she finds herself thrust into the media spotlight, drawing all kinds of attention. But some of it is the wrong kind. Caleb Switch, a sadistic serial killer, has been watching her every move. A skilled hunter, he likes his victims to be a challenge. Jessie is strong, fearless, a survivor, and now… she is his ultimate prey. As Caleb picks off his current victims one by one, chasing, killing and butchering them with his crossbow, he’s closing in on Jessie... But will Jessie defy the odds and escape with her life? Or will she be Caleb’s final sacrifice … A clever, dangerously twisted thriller that will have fans of Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter gripped until the very last page. What readers are saying about Last to Die: 'Absolutely relentless in pace ...I became totally immersed in Last to Die. It's a story of survival and there was certainly plenty of tension and suspense to keep me reading late into the evening.' The Book Review Cafe 'Oh my! The tension builds and builds. What a powerful and edge of your seat ride!' The Book Club 'This is an astonishing thriller of mammoth proportions and I cannot praise it highly enough!' Little Bookness Lane 'This book needs to be finished in one sitting ...Jessie had a lot of grit and was a strong main character. Caleb was a true sociopath. Put these two characters together and you are in for a real treat. My first book by this author and definitely it won't be my last. Highly recommend reading this. But clear your calendar because you won't be moving until you finish.' Laura's Book Reviews 'Caleb is one amazing character and really showed just what evil could be like. Truly a great book and I will definitely be reading more from this author.' Sean's Book Reviews 'This very intense pychological thriller is among the best of the genre I've read so far - and I've read a lot. I'm not easily scared or shocked by books anymore, but this one got under my skin.' Reading Experience 'A taut, sharp, gripping reimagining of the serial-killer novel.' Tana French previously published as 'The Chosen'

Ground Zero

Author:Alan Gratz

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:1338245775

Total Pages:336

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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller. In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present. September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive -- and escape? September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz -- and put herself and her family in mortal danger? Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.

Dear Edward

Author:Ann Napolitano

Publisher:Dial Press

ISBN:1984854798

Total Pages:384

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • A “dazzling” novel that “will break your heart and put it back together again” (J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions) about a young boy who must learn to go on after surviving tragedy NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Parade • LibraryReads • “A reading experience that leaves you profoundly altered for the better . . . Don’t miss this one.”—Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live? One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor. Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life? Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again. Praise for Dear Edward “Dear Edward made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can’t ask more of a novel than that.”—Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room “Weaving past and present into a profoundly beautiful, page-turning story of mystery, loss, and wonder, Dear Edward is a meditation on survival, but more important, it is about carving a life worth living. It is about love and hope and caring for others, and all the transitory moments that bind us together.”—Hannah Tinti, author of The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley and The Good Thief

Lucky

Author:Jonathan Allen,Amie Parnes

Publisher:Crown

ISBN:0525574247

Total Pages:528

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The inside story of the historic 2020 presidential election and Joe Biden’s harrowing ride to victory, from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Shattered, the definitive account of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Almost no one thought Joe Biden could make it back to the White House—not Donald Trump, not the two dozen Democratic rivals who sought to take down a weak front-runner, not the mega-donors and key endorsers who feared he could not beat Bernie Sanders, not even Barack Obama. The story of Biden’s cathartic victory in the 2020 election is the story of a Democratic Party at odds with itself, torn between the single-minded goal of removing Donald Trump and the push for a bold progressive agenda that threatened to alienate as many voters as it drew. In Lucky, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes use their unparalleled access to key players inside the Democratic and Republican campaigns to unfold how Biden’s nail-biting run for the presidency vexed his own party as much as it did Trump. Having premised his path on unlocking the Black vote in South Carolina, Biden nearly imploded before he got there after a relentless string of misfires left him freefalling in polls and nearly broke. Allen and Parnes brilliantly detail the remarkable string of chance events that saved him, from the botched Iowa caucus tally that concealed his terrible result, to the pandemic lockdown that kept him off the stump, where he was often at his worst. More powerfully, Lucky unfolds the pitched struggle within Biden’s general election campaign to downplay the very issues that many Democrats believed would drive voters to the polls, especially in the wake of Trump’s response to nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd. Even Biden’s victory did not salve his party’s wounds; instead, it revealed a surprising, complicated portrait of American voters and crushed Democrats’ belief in the inevitability of a blue wave. A thrilling masterpiece of political reporting, Lucky is essential reading for understanding the most important election in American history and the future that will come of it.

Latke, the Lucky Dog

Author:Ellen Fischer

Publisher:Millbrook Press

ISBN:1512490830

Total Pages:24

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Kar-Ben Read-Aloud eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to bring eBooks to life! Rescued from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah, Latke has trouble learning the house rules. Despite a series of mishaps, he is one Lucky Dog!

A Lucky Man

Author:Jamel Brinkley

Publisher:Graywolf Press

ISBN:1555979955

Total Pages:288

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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving himself a man through the all-night revel of J’Ouvert can’t help but look out for his impressionable younger brother. A pair of college boys on the prowl follow two girls home from a party and have to own the uncomfortable truth of their desires. And at a capoeira conference, two brothers grapple with how to tell the story of their family, caught in the dance of their painful, fractured history. Jamel Brinkley’s stories, in a debut that announces the arrival of a significant new voice, reflect the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them, especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class—where luck may be the greatest fiction of all.

Fate

Author:Ian Hamilton

Publisher:House of Anansi

ISBN:1487003870

Total Pages:304

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The first book in a gripping new Ava Lee spin-off series featuring fan-favourite Uncle Chow Tung and his ascendancy to the head of the Triad gang in Fanling. Hong Kong, 1969. The Dragon Head of the Fanling Triad has died and there is a struggle to replace him among senior members of the gang. Normally, the Deputy Mountain Master is next in line, but this one is weak and ineffectual and has only survived because of the protection of the Dragon Head. Up to this point, the Fanling Triad has operated in relative isolation from neighbouring gangs, but the Dragon Head’s death has drawn attention to the area — and to its wealth. Other gangs start to make threatening moves and it’s obvious to the senior members of the Fanling Triad that they need a leader who can fend off the threats, unite the membership, and maintain their prosperity. There are several candidates. The least conspicuous is the White Paper Fan, their young administrator. His name is Chow Tung, but many of those who work with him already refer to him as “Uncle”...

Wildest Heart

Author:Virginia Brown

Publisher:Bell Bridge Books

ISBN:1611942691

Total Pages:291

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He's the most dangerous gunman in the West. She's a "lady doctor" he can't resist. Will his secret torments keep them apart? How can she handle a wounded outlaw no respectable woman should go near? Romance and intrigue are about to collide in a steamy Texas town where sin, scandal and violence rule the night. A strange sort of current flowed between them, charged with as much intensity as a bolt of lightning. Devon felt it tighten around him, binding him to her in some inexplicable way that he couldn't explain and didn't want to acknowledge. His tone was involuntarily savage when he mut¬tered, "If I don't leave soon, Maggie Malone, I may do exactly that." "Do--?" He stood up, blood boiling in his veins as if heated. The memory of her soft skin was a temptation that he did his best to resist. "You know what I mean, dam¬mit." "No. I don't think I do. Devon . . . what are you--?" Without pausing to think, he reached out to pull her to him, one hand around her wrist and the other hand moving to the small of her back. Maggie seemed to melt into him, her body boneless, soft breasts pressing against his chest as he pulled her close. His mouth found hers, and he kissed her with a fierce urgency that grew hotter and higher when she made a small noise in the back of her throat. Ah God, she was so sweet and fine, so damn fine. He couldn't help himself. He knew better than to touch her, better than to kiss her. He knew he wouldn't want to stop at kisses, and Maggie deserved to be treated with more respect. So why wasn't he stopping? Virginia Brown is the award-winning author of nearly fifty novels in historical romance, mystery and general fiction.