Vampires have been officially extinct since the late '80s but FBI Agent Arkeley knows there's one left in an abandoned asylum, plotting and biding her time. When State Trooper Laura Caxton calls the FBI looking for help, it's Arkeley who's assigned. Caxton is out of her league and more than a little afraid: the vampires want more than just her blood; they want her for a reason.
The story begins with the arrest of a 17-year-old girl in the early days of the fundamentalist revolution in Iran. Imprisoned because of her brother's involvement with leftist politics, she is placed in a makeshift jail, a former bathhouse, in which other women are held captive. The novel explores their torment and struggle and their courage and humanity, in the face of tyrants.
In the 1970s, Paris fashion exploded and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition. At the center of it all were fashion's most beloved luminaries - Yves Saint Laurent, the reclusive enfant terrible, and Karl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant freelancer with a talent for reinvention - and they divided Paris into two fabulous halves. Their enduring rivalry is chronicled in this dazzling exposé of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty.
Arendt describes the perplexing crises modern society faces as a result of the loss of meaning of the traditional key words of politics: justice, reason, responsibility, virtue, and glory. Through a series of eight exercises, she shows how we can redistill the vital essence of these concepts and use them to regain a frame of reference for the future.
Barb Barrett, numb and adrift after losing custody of her children, rents an upstate New York house where Vladimir Nabokov once lived. There she discovers a manuscript of possible value and finds a way to love again after the marriage she gave up everything for fails.
When the Honourable Phillip Petrie's car breaks down, American Gloria Arbuckle, in England with her millionaire father, comes to his rescue. Phillip is quite taken with Gloria, and a romance begins. When she is kidnapped, Phillip calls on his childhood friend, Daisy Dalrymple, for help.
No stranger to sprawling country estates, wealthy Daisy Dalrymple is breaking new ground in having scandalously traded silver spoon for pen and camera to cover a story for Town and Country magazine. But her planned interviews with the inhabitants of Wentwater Court give way to interrogation after suave Lord Stephen Astwick meets a dire fate on the tranquil skating pond. Armed with evidence that his fate was anything but accidental, Daisy joins forces with Scotland Yard to examine an esteemed collection of suspects and to see that the unlikely culprit doesn't slip through their fingers just as the unfortunate Astwick slipped through the ice.
Arranged chronologically, from 1926 through 1940, these works allow readers to follow Rand's literary and intellectual growth from young Russian immigrant struggling with English to brilliant prose stylist. Each piece represents a significant advance in Rand's evolution as artist and philosopher.
The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters is an evocative and wonderfully gossipy account of the sisters who represented style and class above all else, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill, drawing on new information and extensive interviews to explore the lives of these extraordinary women.
In 1924, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher is on a holiday by the sea with her husband, stepdaughter and a friend. When their picnic is interrupted by the discovery of a body, once again, the unflappable Daisy finds herself embroiled in a mystery.
The first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration, Marguerite "Missy" LeHand, FDR's de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history ... until now. With unprecedented access to Missy's family and original source materials, journalist Kathryn Smith tells the captivating and forgotten story of the intelligent, loyal, and clever woman who had a front-row seat to history in the making.
An offbeat look at style, celebrity, and self-invention—all held together with Karbo’s droll Chanel-style commentary and culled from an examination of Chanel’s difficult childhood and triumphant adulthood, passionate love affairs, career choices, habits, eccentricities, and personal philosophies.
The Schwarts escape Nazi Germany and settle in upstate New York, where the father, a former school teacher, is demeaned by the only job he can get: as a gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. After local prejudice and the family's emotional frailty result in tragedy, the daughter, Rebecca, begins her pilgrimage into America, an odyssey of erotic risk and imaginative daring.
Four seekers have come to an ugly, abandoned old mansion. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own.
Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine, this elegantly illustrated book is an ode to the bold and charismatic women of modern history. Best-selling author Karen Karbo (The Gospel According to Coco Chanel) spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their way with little regard for expectations: Amelia Earhart, Helen Gurley Brown, Edie Sedgwick, Hillary Clinton, Amy Poehler, and Shonda Rhimes, among others. Their lives --imperfect, elegant, messy, glorious -- provide inspiration and instruction for the new age of feminism we have entered. Karbo distills these lessons with wit and humor, examining the universal themes that connect us to each of these mesmerizing personalities today: success and style, love and authenticity, daring and courage. Being "difficult," Karbo reveals, might not make life easier. But it can make it more fulfilling--whatever that means for you.
At age 46, one of the most famous women in the world went to work for the first time in twenty-two years. The author draws from interviews with more than 125 of her former collaborators and acquaintances in the publishing world to examine one of the 20th century's most enduring subjects of fascination through a new angle: her previously untouted skill in the career she chose.
Haunted by a brutal childhood, Dr. Claire Waters finds solace in helping other survivors of abuse. Her favorite patient, Rosa Sanchez, is finally getting her life together after being victimized for years. So it's a shock when Rosa is handcuffed and led away by a man Claire assumes is law enforcement. But as she soon realizes, Rosa has been abducted. Stunned, Claire turns to her friend Nick Lawler, a homicide detective in the NYPD. Relegated to desk work because of his failing eyesight, Nick will have to risk his career to find Rosa -- and track down a deranged criminal who reduces his victims to nothing but bones.
Claire Waters is a young, dedicated forensic psychiatrist with unnervingly personal insights into the criminal mind. Haunted by a disturbing childhood incident--and driven by her demons--Claire has always been drawn to those rare "untreatable" patients who seem to have no conscience or fear. She has a natural ability to put people at ease, to help them face their darkest secrets. But one shocking case could make or break her career--and it's waiting for her in the psychiatric wing of New York City's Rikers Island.
For fifteen years, Eleanor Roosevelt and her handsome doctor, David Gurewitsch, were friends, traveling, entertaining, and eventually buying a townhouse together in Manhattan. Their friendship has always intrigued historians, but not much is known about it. David kept detailed journals and took thousands of photos, but he never publicly discussed their time together. For the first time Edna Gurewitsch, David's wife, is opening up and revealing their story -- and hers -- after she married into their complicated relationship.
Judith inherited all the Kratt family had to offer -- the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder that no one talked about. She's presided over the house quite well, thank you very much, admittedly with some help from her companion, Olva. But her wayward younger sister suddenly returns home after decades, sparking an inventory of all that belongs to them. Set in the hard-luck cotton town of Bound, South Carolina -- which the Kratts used to rule but which now struggles to contain its worst instincts -- the new household overflows with memories. Interweaving the present with chilling flashbacks from one fateful evening in 1929, Judith pieces together a list of what matters. Untangling the legacy of the family misfortunes will require help from every one of them, no matter how tight their bond, how long they've called Bound home, or what they own.