Description : As Hilary, a Neo-Nazi initiate, lies in a coma, she is transported back to Poland at the onset of World War II into the life of a Jewish teenager.
Description : If I Should Die delivers a stunning, deeply satisfying conclusion to the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy by Amy Plum. Kate is devastated. Her boyfriend Vincent is a revenant who waited lifetimes to find her. But once he did their future together was shattered almost immediately. They were betrayed by their trusted ally, Violette. She killed Vincent and destroyed his body so that he could not be reanimated. Now Vincent is doomed to roam the earth as a spirit. But Kate isn’t willing to accept life without her true love. She’ll risk anything to save him, even as Violette, their friend-turned-enemy, begins to wage a war to rule over France’s Immortals. Amy Plum created an intricate, original mythology for her YA paranormal series. The books, set in Paris, the City of Lights, introduce readers to revenants, undead beings who must sacrifice themselves again and again to save the lives of strangers.
Description : **WINNER of the 2014-2015 Waverton Good Read Award** If I Should Die is the astounding debut from British author Matthew Frank. ---------- When a homeless man walks into Greenwich police station and confesses a killing, it should be the admission that cracks open a murder enquiry. Instead, he stumbles out on to the street and collapses, bleeding from a stab wound he's attempted to repair himself . . . The newest member of the Met's murder investigation team, twenty-five year-old Afghan veteran Joseph Stark, doesn't believe the man's story. Yet it becomes clear that Stark and the down-and-out share a connection. And that this could provide the key to unlocking the case. Soon, the young detective and his colleagues are drawn deeper into a dark, disturbing world as dangerous as anything Stark has known on the frontline. And where there's enough at stake for a man to risk everything . . . If I Should Die is the first title in a new crime series, and outstanding characterization, pitch perfect dialogue and precision plotting mark out Matthew Frank as a debut writer to watch. With the introduction of series character and ex-soldier police detective Joseph Stark, fans of Ian Rankin's Rebus novels will be hooked from the word go. Praise for If I Should Die: 'Skilfully plotted, with a great clarity of style . . . such an original newcomer' Alison Joseph, Chair of the Crime Writer's Association 'A gripping murder story ... Frank brilliantly maintains a balance between the demands of a complex plot and his character's difficulty in returning to civilian life ... an accomplished first novel' Sunday Times 'Well researched and totally convincing, this is the first of several Stark books. Great news if they're as good as this' Sunday Mirror 'A powerful debut ... intensity, outstanding characterisation, passion, perfect dialogue and pinpoint plotting' Crime Review
Description : Kate Borg seemed to have everything going for her. She had an intelligent, handsome husband, a beautiful four-year-old son, and a magnificent home that would make the average woman drool with envy. Suddenly, Kate's perfect world and charmed life was over. Her husband and son were brutally stabbed to death leaving her in a pit of grief and despair. To make matters worse, the murderer was stalking her looking for an opportunity to end her life. Can Kate find the will to live and escape the veil of death that seems to cover her life? Is it possible that she will find a new love? This mystery romance thriller will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat. You will walk in the shoes of Kate Borg, feeling and experiencing her roller coaster of emotions.
Description : Imagine you have become two different people. Today you are in the present, studying for your Bar Mitzvah. Then, suddenly, you dream that you have been transported back in time to Poland, and become caught in the Holocaust. Then you dream that you are in Poland in the Middle Ages. You are to be eradicated by gentile society that sees Jews as not chosen, but sub-human. How do you react? What is the true reality? How can you survive? What does it mean to be a Jew, today or then? And what about God? Is God listening to us? Does God care? Imagine you are Reuben Maimon, an impressionable young man of almost 13, about to take his Bar Mitzvah vows. He must question who he is, and what the ceremony's purpose is. What is the point of a modern Bar/Bat Mitzvah if it doesn't give Jews a link with the past? Imagine you are Reuben Maimon living these two different lives with the same cast of people, and not knowing what is the reality and what is the dream. Imagine what would happen if you die before you wake. Now imagine, if you were Reuben Maimon, if he should die before he wakes...Imagine. About the Author: Gary Chattman is a retired administrator/teacher who lives in Yonkers, New York.He is writing a play about the effects of Kristallnacht on German Jewish children. He is a Bar Mitzvah, piano, S.A.T., and school subjects' teacher, as well as a college professor. Publisher's website: http: //www.sbpra.com/GaryChattma
Description : At age twelve, Lucinda is the mother of a one-year-old half white/black baby after being brutally raped. After Ray Shawn is born; he constantly hears and sees sights and sounds of racism, hatred and insults directed at him and his mother. When their lives are threatened and all hell breaks loose because three "good ole boys" are about to stand trial for attacking Lucinda; baby girls only option is to take little Ray, and jet from the warm conditions of their small hometown to avoid the murderous claws of a mob made up of a few of Alabama's most racists. She must also avoid the blood dripping branches of Jim Crow's "hang a nigger" tree. Ten years later in a housing project near Boston, Lucinda is murdered and little Ray becomes a hustler at age fifteen at the height of the AIDS epidemic. As he watches his boys being taken out by the disease, he realizes that he's about to become a statistic also, but he develops a desire while in prison to eventually tell their stories. After becoming a follower of Louis Farrakhan while doing an eight year stretch, he no longer carries within him the hate and revenge that had overtaken his mind, body and soul for whites. And his desire to take out white men and continue to hustled white women as revenge for his mother's death had all but vanished by the time he's released He's now on a mission to clean up his community and save his young brothers and sisters, and to keep them from following in his path as a street hustler whose only mission was to degrade women and destroy their integrity.
Description : This is a story of Africa, shown at its most cruelest and tender moments. It is a story of violence set against the breathtaking beauty of the land, where cicades sing their interminable song and elephants gambol in a mud hole. It is a story of vengeance and endurance. It is not a story of Black against White, but of the resistance to the winds of change; the drawing in an empires and the global trend towards righting past wrongs. It is a conflict where Sergeant Wilson and his men fight a war they know they cannot win, but they fight it anyways, because it is their job. Appalling events personalize the conflict into a brutal and unremitting contest to the death between Sergeant Wilson and the leader of a terrorist band, known as 'Chaka', the best men each side has to offer, Severely wounded and taken across the border for interrogation Sergeant Wilson is beyond pain. Hopelessly in love, the beautiful Sally Ferguson arrives in the same country and with the aid of friends attempts to discover where Bob us being held, with the ill-conceived idea of affecting a rescue. She finds herself in a terrifying situation. It is also a story of love and passion, where a frightened woman kills and finally gives her life for the man she loves. The story is unremitting in its action and the saddest thing about it is that most of it could have happened. It is set in Nyanga, a make-believe country in Africa. But those who were there will know.
Description : In July 1991 Andrew Lee Jones became the last person to die in 'Old Sparky', Louisiana's electric chair. Over the preceding fifteen months, Andrew corresponded with Jane Officer, an English woman whom he met through a penfriend organization based in England. Andrew was 35, poor, black and a convicted criminal; his English friend was white, middle class and 55. She travelled to the USA for the first time in her life to plead for Andrew's life at a Pardon Board hearing, and spent his last few hours with him and his family. These edited letters and diaries are a moving account of their unusual but important friendship. They are introduced by Jane Officer, who describes how she came to know Andrew Lee Jones through their letter writing, and the effects that the correspondence had on them both. In a concluding chapter Sarah Ottinger, an attorney who worked on Andrew's case, explains the doubts surrounding his trial and highlights the weaknesses in defendant representation in American capital trials. This book will be of interest to human rights activists and death penalty abolitionists, and to those studying criminology, law and public administration.