Twenty years her senior, the mercurial Henry is the object of Emma’s mad first love, intensifying the sensations of all they see and share together. A tale of social and spiritual awakening; a dispatch from a difficult era at home and abroad; and a meditation on faith, freedom, and desire, A Different Sun is a captivating fiction debut.
A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa #ad - For the earnest, living among the yoruba people is utterly unlike Emma’s sheltered childhood—as is her new husband, headstrong daughter of a prosperous slave owner, Henry Bowman. Each day brings new tragedy and heartbreak, passion, and each day, Emma somehow finds the hope, and strength of will to press onward.
A “lush, the poisonwood bible, evocative, “reminiscent of Barbara Kingsolver's magnum opus, breathtaking”* debut novel from Elaine Neil Orr, with elements of Joseph Conrad and Louise Erdrich. Also i heard the voice of the lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
When emma davis reads the words of isaiah 6:8 in her room at a Georgia women’s college, she understands her true calling: to become a missionary.
When the Moon Is Low: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - Mahmoud's passion for his wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she's ever known. But their happy, and comfort—implodes when their country is engulfed in war, middle-class world—a life of education, work, and the Taliban rises to power. Mahmoud, a civil engineer, becomes a target of the new fundamentalist regime and is murdered.
. But in a busy market square, their fate takes a frightening turn when her teenage son, Saleem, becomes separated from the rest of the family. Faced with an impossible choice, fereiba pushes on with her daughter and baby, while Saleem falls into the shadowy underground network of undocumented Afghans who haunt the streets of Europe's capitals.
When the Moon Is Low: A Novel #ad - With forged papers and help from kind strangers they meet along the way, Fereiba make a dangerous crossing into Iran under cover of darkness. Across the continent fereiba and Saleem struggle to reunite, and ultimately find a place where they can begin to reconstruct their lives. Exhausted and brokenhearted but undefeated, Fereiba manages to smuggle them as far as Greece.
Forced to flee kabul with her three children, Fereiba has one hope to survive: she must find a way to cross Europe and reach her sister's family in England.
Carry Me Home: A NovelDelacorte Press #ad - The triumph of coming home. 1940 Fiercely protected by his older brother, Earwig sees his town and the world around him through the prism of his own unique understanding. Their family and town irrevocably altered, Earwig and Jimmy fight to find their own places in a world changed forever. Rural Wisconsin.
. The heartbreak of war. And when jimmy returns–a fractured shadow of his former self–it is Earwig’s turn to care for him. He sees his brother, Jimmy, falling in love with the most beautiful girl in town. His struggles to right the wrongs visited upon his revered older brother by war, women, and life are at once heartwarming and riotously funny.
Carry Me Home: A Novel #ad - He sees his mother’s sadness and his father’s growing solitude. And while earwig is unable to make change for customers at his family’s store, he is singularly well suited to understand what other people in his town cannot: that life as they know it is about to change; the coming war will touch them all.
Sixteen-year-old earl “Earwig” Gunderman is not like other boys his age. And earwig will watch his parents’ marriage buckle under the strain of a family secret. For jimmy will enlist in the military. The love of family.
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of ForgetfulnessPenguin Books #ad - But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken by the continent she loves, it is the African earth that revives and nurtures her. Cocktail hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness is Fuller at her very best. Alexandra fuller is the author of several memoirs: Travel Light, Move Fast, Leaving Before the Rains Come, and Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight.
. We follow tim and nicola Fuller hopscotching the continent, restlessly trying to establish a home. War, and tragedy follow the family even as Nicola fights to hold on to her children, her land, hardship, her sanity. A story of survival and war, love and madness, whom readers first met in don't let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, and of the price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising, loyalty and forgiveness, fertile, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an intimate exploration of Fuller’s parents, death-dealing land.
Lean on Pete: A NovelHarper Perennial #ad - Willy vlautin's award-winning novel follows the story of a newly orphaned fifteen-year old-boy struggling to make his way to a long lost aunt, Steve Buscemi Boardwalk Empire and Travis Fimmel Warcraft and directed by Andrew Haigh 45 Years, who just might give him a home—now a major motion picture starring Chloë Sevigny American Horror Story, Looking.
Fifteen-year-old charley thompson wants a home, food on the table, and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. When tragic events leave him homeless weeks after their move to Portland, Oregon, Charley seeks refuge in the tack room of a run-down horse track. Vlautin’s major accomplishment lies in posing a damning question: How could we, as a society, have allowed this to happen?”— Seattle Times.
Lean on Pete: A Novel #ad - Charley's only comforts are his friendship with a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete and a photograph of his only known relative. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charley's been pretty much on his own. In an increasingly desperate circumstance, Charley will head east, hoping to find his aunt who had once lived a thousand miles away in Wyoming—but the journey to find her will be a perilous one.
In lean on pete, willy vlautin reveals the lives and choices of American youth like Charley Thompson who were failed by those meant to protect them and who were never allowed the chance to just be a kid.
The Lost Sisterhood: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Meticulous research, a delicious mystery, and characters that leap from the story make this brilliant book a Perfect 10 Romance reviews today “Anne Fortier tells two tales of adventure, mystery and romance. Taking their cue from the inscription, Diana and Nick set out to find the fabled treasure that Myrina and her Amazon sisters salvaged from the embattled city of Troy so long ago.
With danger lurking at every turn, and unsure of whom to trust, Diana finds herself on a daring and dangerous quest for truth that will forever change her world. From the author of the new york times bestseller juliet comes a mesmerizing novel about a young scholar who risks her reputation—and her life—on a thrilling journey to prove that the legendary warrior women known as the Amazons actually existed.
The Lost Sisterhood: A Novel #ad - Look for special features inside. Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan is an expert on Greek mythology. Diana doesn’t know the nature of the treasure, but she does know that someone is shadowing her, and that Nick has a sinister agenda of his own. There she discovers the name of the first amazon queen, who crossed the Mediterranean in a heroic attempt to liberate her kidnapped sisters from Greek pirates, Myrina, only to become embroiled in the most famous conflict of the ancient world—the Trojan War.
Sweeping from england to north africa to greece and the ruins of ancient Troy, and navigating between present and past, separated by time, The Lost Sisterhood is a breathtaking, passionate adventure of two women on parallel journeys, who must fight to keep the lives and legacy of the Amazons from being lost forever.
The Last Runaway: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - New york times bestselling author of girl with a pearl earring and at the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.
Honor bright, a modest english quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850--only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, and fleeing personal disappointment, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century america is practical, and unsentimental, precarious, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery.
The Last Runaway: A Novel #ad - Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs. In her new home honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance.
The Queen of Palmyra: A Novel P.S.William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - The most powerful and also the most lyrical novel about race, racism, and denial in the American South since To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee smith, author of on agate hill “Exquisitely beautiful… The novel grips the reader from its first page and relentlessly drives us to its conclusion. William ferris, author of give my poor heart ease: voices of the mississippi blues An atmospheric debut novel about growing up in the changing South in 1960s Mississippi in the tradition of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.
In the words of jill mccorkle going away shoes, “Minrose Gwin is an extremely gifted writer and The Queen of Palmyra is a brilliant and compelling novel. ”.
Winter Sisters: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - When what happened to them is finally revealed, Dr. Oliveira writes with feeling. The new york times Book Review“An engrossing story. As contemporary as it is historic, winter sisters is part gripping thriller, part family saga, and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capable.
. Stunning. That feels utterly timely. People, 1879: an epic blizzard descends on Albany, “The Best New Books”New York, devastating the city. When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing. Mary sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, searches for the two sisters. Determined not to give up hope, Dr.
Winter Sisters: A Novel #ad - Sutter must fight the most powerful of albany's citizens, risking personal and public danger as she seeks to protect the fragile, putting at risk loves and lives in her quest to right unimaginable wrongs.
Remarkable Creatures: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset.
After enduring bitter cold, and landslips, thunderstorms, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see.
Remarkable Creatures: A Novel #ad - Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring.
Remarkable creatures is a stunning historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever.
Fallen Land: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Pursued relentlessly by a murderous slave hunter, and ruthless ex-partisan rangers, the couple race through a beautiful but ruined land, tracking dogs, surviving on food they glean from abandoned farms and the occasional kindness of strangers. Ava, hides in her crumbling home until callum determines to rescue her from the bands of hungry soldiers pillaging the land, her father and brother lost to the war, leaving destruction in their wake.
Ava and callum have only each other in the world and their remarkable horse, Reiver, who carries them through the destruction that is the South. Callum, a seasoned horse thief at fifteen years old, came to America from his native Ireland as an orphan. An indie next pick and an okra 2016 winter selection!fallen land is Taylor Brown's debut novel set in the final year of the Civil War, as a young couple on horseback flees a dangerous band of marauders who seek a bounty reward.
Fallen Land: A Novel #ad - Dramatic and thrillingly written with an uncanny eye for glimpses of beauty in a ravaged landscape, Fallen Land is a love story at its core, and an unusually assured first novel by award-winning young author Taylor Brown. In the end, as they intersect with the scorching destruction of Sherman's March, the couple seek a safe haven where they can make a home and begin to rebuild their lives.