Description : There are planes to fly and buses to catch, but a child uses the power of words, in the form of an invocation, to persuade fate to bring her family a snow day — a day slow and unhurried enough to spend at home together. In a spare text that reads as pure song and illustrations of astonishingly beautiful scratchboard art, Sidman and Krommes remind us that sometimes, if spoken from the heart, wishes really can come true.
Description : This personal memoir tells the story of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a nurse. The story plunges the reader into the bloodiest aspects of the war itself, then continues after the end of the war as the author attempts to regain the love of her family.
Description : Last Dream before Morning features a movie PR agent who, a few years into his job, is implicated in an apparent drug overdose murder in a wealthy household in LA. The victim is a young heiress who was his charge in his duties at the studio. Her family is old money. She was a rare starlet, who began her career with connections, both legal and illegal. The agent is conditionally discharged from his work without being directly charged by the police. However, he is driven to uncover her past life to narrow down a field of suspects so he can reestablish himself emotionally and socially. He has to reconcile differences among several stratas of society, people incongruous as friends, but who turn out to be conspiratorial allies in a bigger picture of corruption that needs support from all areas of society in order to exist. He has to review his own life, before and during his career before he solves the murder with the help of some friends, who were also implicated during the affair. Uncompromising, passionate society, past and present, is seen with its violence, hypocrisy and semi-private norms- high-rolling and prone to shootouts.
Description : "ONCE UPON A TIME" IS TIMELESS Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name. But before he abandons her for king and court, he brings a second child to be raised alongside her, a boy whose identity he does not reveal. The girl, La Cendrillon, and the boy, Raoul, pass sixteen years in the servants' care until one day a very fine lady arrives with her two daughters. The lady has married La Cendrillon's father, and her arrival changes their lives. When an invitation to a great ball reaches the family, La Cendrillon's new stepmother will make a decision with far-reaching effects. Her choice will lead La Cendrillon and Raoul toward their destiny -- a choice that will challenge their understanding of family, test their loyalty and courage, and, ultimately, teach them who they are.
Description : In the sequel to Summer of My German Soldier, Patty Bergen sets out to find Anton’s mother—and the love she lost It has been six years since Patty Bergen hid German war prisoner Anton Reiker in the room above her family’s garage. Six years since Anton was hunted down and killed before Patty’s eyes. Six years since she was branded a “Jew Nazi-lover,” kicked out of school, and sent to a reformatory. No one in the small town of Jenkinsville has forgotten what she did, and Patty’s graduation from high school is bittersweet. As lonesome as ever, Patty decides to use the money her parents set aside for college tuition to travel to Europe in search of Anton’s mother. But while Patty searches for the last connection to her lost love, she might find even more than she was looking for. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Description : Sophie Barrett lives an odd, cautious, life until the morning she arrives to find her colleague has committed suicide in the basement of the shop where they both work. The death raises frightening, long-buried questions that Sophie can no longer afford to ignore. To answer them, she must return to the summer she was fourteen and a friendship between three very different girls, bound together by time, place and a life-changing secret. Julia, all energy and swagger, Nancy, lost in her own peculiar universe and Sophie, the follower, fearful and admiring. But while they dream, events are already in motion that will propel them towards tragedy, taking their innocence and threatening their friendship itself.