Pastor Robert Morgan writes only one short fiction story each year--an original work he shares with his church on Christmas Eve. Now with a fresh new cover and six new stories, the entire collection of twelve is available in this beautiful volume. These adventures evoke the splendor and love found at the manger over two thousand years ago.
An anonymous client offers professional hit man Michael Ryan a rich payout to assassinate a target in Harvard Yard. It's exactly the last big job he needs to complete his plan. The precision strike starts perfectly, then somehow explodes into a horrifying spectacle. Ryan has to run and his wife Maria goes missing. Now the worldÇÖs fastest hit man sets out for one last score: revenge. And every minute counts.
This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world.
Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman--these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.
The protagonists of these twelve stories are well-meaning, but at odds with their surroundings and their lives. The time to which they escape, through time travel, doesn't always fulfill their expectations in the way they had hoped, but sometimes, they can still find their dreams.
The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. Emotional displays - unacceptable. Fun - no thanks. This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham's kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint. So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric 38-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn't read the rule book. For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone decides to start saying...yes?
Sam Spade was a hard-boiled detective with cold detachment, a keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice. The character of Sam Spade was created by writer Dashiell Hammett in 1930 for his crime story The Maltese Falcon, and for most people, the character is closely associated with actor Humphrey Bogart.
For fans of Joshua Cohen and Ben Lerner, After James captures the dystopian strangeness of our current world. A neuroscientist walks out of her life and isolates herself in the woods, intending to blow the whistle on a pharmaceutical company and its creativity drug gone wrong. A recently orphaned graduate school dropout is hired as a "literary detective" to decode the work of a mysterious Internet poet who writes about disappearances and murders with an inexplicably precise knowledge of private details. And a virologist discovers her identity has been stolen by a conceptual artist in whose stories someone always goes missing. Ali, James, and Celia exist in worlds where implausibilities that once belonged to science fiction, ancient superstition, or dystopian visions are real or impending.
Verity is telling lies... And that's why she's about to be arrested for attempted murder. Serena has been lying for years? And that may have driven her daughter, Verity, to do something unthinkable. Poppy's lies have come back to haunt her? So will her quest for the truth hurt everyone she loves? Everyone lies. But whose lies are going to end in tragedy?
In Cathy Lamb's 'Whale Island' Chalese feels like an outsider in her own home. In Judy Duarte's 'Queen of Hearts' Jenn dreads her high school reunion. In Mary Carter's 'The Honeymoon House' Andy readies his cottage for a friend’s honeymoon. In Debbie Macomber's 'The Marrying Kind' young lovers haven’t seen each other in years. With one look, their passion is reignited.
Oxford in the 1660 was a time and place of intellectual, scientific, religious and political ferment. Robert Grove, a fellow of the New College, is found dead in suspicious circumstances. A young woman is accused of his murder. Each of the four witnesses tells his or her version, but only one reveals the extraordinary truth.
Vacation Bible School got a little out of hand this year. Set during one summer in a small town in upstate New York, this novel is a modern comedy with a dark edge, centered around an evangelical church.
In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture.
Two stories of love, lust, happiness and heartache from Britain's longest-running and best-loved radio serial. Pub landlord Sid Perks is led astray when his keep-fit regime at the local gym leads to a steamy affair with Jolene Rogers, a country-and-western singer. For Emma Carter, choosing a husband is not so straightforward. She finds herself torn between loyal, devoted Will Grundy and his dangerous bad-boy brother.