Fiction - General
by Menna van Praag
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A fresh, funny, and wisely observed debut novel about marriage - about the love, longing and ambivalence exposed when a husband takes the baby on a highly unusual outing. Told through alternating points of view, The Sunshine When She's Gone explores the life-changing impact of parenthood on a couple as individuals and as partners.
In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom's mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. In this tale - her autobiography - Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation.
A moving and timely novel about human trafficking—from the author of the acclaimed debut Lipstick in Afganistan. A highly emotional and powerful story, The Bracelet expertly navigates readers through the rich and complex Middle Eastern cultural landscape and is an absorbing and satisfying read.
Sean Doran has spent twenty years as a nurse in Third World war zones and natural disaster areas, fully embracing what he'd always felt was his life's mission. But when burnout sets in, Sean is reluctantly drawn home to Belham, Massachusetts, the setting of Fay's bestselling first novel, SHELTER ME. There he discovers that his steely aunt, dramatic sister and quirky nephew are having a little natural disaster of their own and that the bonds of love and loyalty might just rewrite what he once thought he knew about his purpose in life.
Annie Adams thinks she has it all. Her longtime boyfriend, Nick, is on the verge of becoming a successful film director, her travel column is nationally syndicated, and they've got a great dog. Her life finally feels like it is falling into place. Until, out of nowhere, Nick announces that he's reconnected with a woman from his past and he's moving out.
An astute chronicler of everything that makes us human, Beth Gutcheon delivers her most powerful and emotionally devastating novel to date. Gossip is a tale of intimacy and betrayal, trust and fidelity, friendship, competition, and motherhood that explores the myriad ways we use and abuse "information" about others -- be it true, false, or imagined -- to sustain, and occasionally destroy, one another.
Anna, a fiery tomboy, disguised as a boy, was sold to shepherds and captured by a secret society of women. She wants to escape but then finds that the sisterhood's teachings and healing abilities, wrapped in an ancient philosophy they call "The Way," have unleashed an unexpected power within her. Danger befalls on them and Anna embarks on a hazardous mission to preserve the wisdom of her mentors by proclaiming it among ordinary people. A compelling mix of history, myth, and fantasy, The Way is a fascinating exploration of the foundations and possibilities of human spirituality.
Smart and sassy casino "fixer" Lucky O'Toole returns for another sizzling Vegas adventure. Lucky thinks it's just another night in Las Vegas when a magician pulls a disappearing act. While Lucky chases leads, someone is trying to mislead her and many other emotional events occur. Las Vegas expert, Deborah Coonts thrills again.
The follow-up thriller to Rock Bottom. No stranger to balancing an intensely demanding work schedule with the stresses of keeping her family together, AJ Palladino now faces another challenge: she is leaving her young son home so that she can travel to the site of a new case involving a nuclear power plant in peril. And it will take all her skills to keep her cool while the action and tension in both places build to a fever pitch. Can she save the community, herself and her son in time?
Antiquitas Lost tells the story of a boy, Elliott, a lonesome kid uprooted from his home after his mother falls gravely ill. When they move to New Orleans with his grandfather, Elliott learns that the old man’s eighteenth century mansion hides an ancient secret. While checking out some strange things in the basement, Elliott strays down an ancient passage into the tumultuous parallel world of Pangrelor.
The first in a romantic trilogy, Fallen is the powerful story of love at the end of times. Emma is a woman with healing powers trying to survive and keep seven children safe. She meets the charismatic Arthur, but he hides a devastating secret. Slowly she falls for him, but can she stay with him, when his secret is revealed?