“Drawing on original source material, this gripping true story, filled with high adventure and incredible hardship, documents the three-year expedition, from 1810 to 1813, to establish Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest (From the Publisher).”
“Discusses the school shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, reflecting on the killers’ histories and the portrayal of the event by the media (From the Publisher).”
“Wishing for a normal life after being diagnosed with a rare medical condition that makes him lethally sensitive to light, 13-year-old Tyler roams the nighttime streets to observe the neighborhood family lives he covets to become a key witness in the disappearance of a young girl (From the Publisher).”
In Bruen's eighth Jack Taylor novel, the Galway PI clashes with Satan himself--or so all the clues scream.
“A dark comedy about life in post-September 11 America features characters struggling with a broken medical system in a Manhattan emergency room where an upsurge in sudden-onset Alzheimer’s raises questions about a possible terrorist plot (From the Publisher).”
“A book inspired by the History Network show explores unexplained mysteries, including what the government is hiding in Area 51, and what happened to the Confederacy’s nineteen million dollars in gold and silver at the end of the Civil War (From the Publisher).”
Neil Kapoor, 23, is desperate to create a life beyond the shadow of his mother’s schizophrenia.
“After discovering emails suggesting dishonest dealings at a local assisted-living facility, Myra and Annie, the Sisterhood leaders, begin an investigation into financial wizard Emanuel Macklin with the help of some new and untested allies (From the Publisher).”
“Falling in love with a beautiful young law student after a chance encounter on a rainy April night, David is discouraged by a bruise on Jana’s cheek that she refuses to explain and is horrified when he is declared a prime suspect in her subsequent murder (From the Publisher).”
“Traces the author’s experiences as a young bullied Jewish-Russian immigrant in Queens, his haphazard college pursuits, and his initial forays into a literary career (From the Publisher).”
“In nineteenth-century England, Dorthea Brooke’s wishes to defy social conventions are inhibited by the strict nature of her surroundings (From the Publisher).”
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The daughter of a curiosities museum's front man pursues an impassioned love affair with a Russian immigrant photographer who after fleeing his Lower East Side Orthodox community has captured poignant images of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
“Traces the uplifting story of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit animal rescue that has saved hundreds of creatures from unsafe conditions, describing how the author and shelter volunteers rehabilitate their charges, many of whom become companions for at-risk inner-city and special-needs children (From the Publisher).”
“Having lived lives of careful prudence, best friends Sarah and Jennifer are abducted from a cab and held captive for three years in a dungeon-like cellar by a sadistic man, a trauma Sarah endeavors to understand a decade later as she pursues healing and unravels a horrifying mystery (From the Publisher).”
“Over the course of two days, Odd Thomas, his soulmate Stormy Llewellyn, and an assortment of allies make their way through a dark, terrifying world in which past and present, and life and death collide as they try to avert a cataclysm (From the Publisher).”
When an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom, holding the children hostage, Officer Meg Barrett watches and waits for his demands, while Evelyn Oliver, trapped in her classroom, wonders how to save her students.
Chronicles the story of New York City's first forensic scientists to describe Jazz Age poisoning cases, including a family's inexplicable balding, Barnum and Bailey's Blue Man, and the crumbling bones of factory workers.
“Enjoying his honeymoon at a Gulf Coast island resort, Tres Navarre finds his peaceful sojourn turning deadly when a U.S. Marshal is found murdered, the island is wracked by a hurricane, and he discovers that a desperate fugitive killer is on the island (From the Publisher).”
When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
“The founder of Half the Sky Foundation, an organization dedicated to transforming Chinese orphanages and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them, details her relentless perseverance and unwavering commitment to this cause (From the Publisher).”