A single mom struggles to solve the puzzle of a son with Asperger's syndrome in this touching, winsome comic melodrama. Rory Falcon is a bundle of exasperating eccentricities-perpetual pacing, mile-a-minute talkativeness, an obsession with lawn mowers and antique gas cans, an incorrigible refusal to follow instructions or tolerate constraints-combined with a good heart that only his adoptive mother Archer can see. But as he pushes 16-years-old, his quirks escalate to drinking, joyriding and muscular rages that can end with him blackening his mom's eye.
In 1492, during a time when the power of the Medici, the ruling family of Renaissance Florence, was growing weaker and a friar named Savonarola was burning vanities, a seventeen-year-old named Michelangelo was making a name for himself as an artist. However, he desired more lessons before he felt he could create the greatest sculptures and paintings. He yearned to carry out autopsies to learn about the inner workings of the human body in order to make his art come to life.
"Historical Short Stories ... not my cup of tea"
Make Your Own Luck, a Remy Summer Woods Mystery is the unforgettable and moving novel of a young attorney who refuses to believe that 13-year-old Bonita Pickney killed her father, Patrick Pickney. Remy risks her relationship with her own father as well as her life to prove Bonita's innocence. Along with learning what really happened the night Patrick was murdered, Remy discovers hard truths about her family and herself.
"Interesting Mystery With Some Plot Twists"
Alice in Wonderland is one of the most wondrous, truly original stories ever written, filled with magical and marvelous happenings. On its 150th anniversary in 2015, Lewis Carroll's tale of a world gone topsy turvy gets a unique retelling of the beginning of Alice's journey, with elegantly simplified text that keeps all of the astonishing adventures and wide-eyed amazement of the original.
This new audiobook takes Alice on a further adventure in Wonderland, where she meets the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the King and Queen, and the other main characters from the original story. The text is a modern retelling, making the book appropriate for young children, giving them a delightful introduction to this iconic childhood classic. A sequel to Eric Puybaret's delightful Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole, published in 2015. Narrated by Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt.
Lewis Carroll's Wonderland characters are as fresh and engaging as the day he dreamt them up. Fresh and modern, this is an enchanting first step down the rabbit hole and into the world of Alice.
In The Lantern: A Renaissance Mystery, a 21st century American woman searches to learn the truth about the 15th century mysterious Italian girl who dared to compete with the most famous artists of the Renaissance. Across time and space, their lives collide as they battle abuse, disease, fear and prejudice in pursuit of their dreams. Along the way, they intersect with some of the most famous figures of the Renaissance.
"A Beautiful Journey"