In the ruins of Germany in 1945, at the end of World War II, American soldier Henry Sachs takes a souvenir, an old music manuscript, from a seemingly deserted mansion and mistakenly kills the girl who tries to stop him. In America in 2010, Henry's niece, Susanna Kessler, struggles to rebuild her life after she experiences a devastating act of violence on the streets of New York City. When Henry dies soon after, she uncovers the long-hidden music manuscript.
"Bach, History, Mystery, and Jewish Heritage "
London police detective Maeve Kerrigan has spent plenty of time at Murchison House. One of the many cement high-rise towers comprising the Maudling Estate housing project, Murchison House is home to a motley mix of society. From domestic abuse victims and elderly widows with nowhere else to turn to its flourishing criminal elements, Maeve is familiar with many of its occupants by name or reputation.
"The best Maeve Kerrigan yet"
Paramedic Connor Haus is good at two things - saving lives on the streets of Boston and holding her past against every firefighter she meets. The tragic loss of her partner, Kam, has left her bitter and angry; her work and fellow EMT Jake O'Harrigan the only pieces of her life she still cares about. Until rookie firefighter Logan Curtis moves to town, and onto Connor's scene, and threatens to rattle the walls Connor has long since put up.
"What A Letdown"
Three firefighters from the Malvaso family are trapped in a burning building and almost lose their lives. After they are rescued, they decide to change the way they've been living. Mitch, the eldest, wants to make some decisions about his dysfunctional marriage and spend more time with his kids. Jenn decides to have a baby - with her best friend, Grady. And Zach, the bad boy of the group, vows to make up for his past sins and become a better man.
"Could not stop listening!"
Firefighter Micah Freeman is the pillar of faith at fire station #9. He's the one everyone turns to in their hour of need. A man of steel in every regard, but even steel has a breaking point. When a tragedy strikes close to home, Micah's faith is challenged far beyond anything he has ever encountered. Truly relying on God for strength, Micah must find a way to put the pieces back together and find the peace he once had.
"great ending to awesome series"
New York Times best-selling author J. A. Jance's heartrending collection of poetry and essays recounts a dark chapter of her own life, her first marriage to an alcoholic - a powerful look at the emotional cost of addiction and an inspiring story of courage and triumph in the wake of crushing defeat.
The first novel in a provocative romance series that will captivate, exhilarate and intoxicate you like no other, perfect for those who loved the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey but were left wanting more...It started with a spark...Everything changed when I met Dominic. My heart had just been broken, split into jagged fragments that can jigsaw together to make me look enough like a normal, happy person. Dominic has shown me a kind of abandonment I've never known before. He takes me down a path of pure pleasure, but of pain, too - his love offers me both lightness and dark.
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On January 19, 2000, a fire raged through the freshman dormitory at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, killing three students and injuring 58 others. Among the victims were Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, roommates from poor neighborhoods who made their families proud by getting into college. They managed to escape the fire, but both were burned terribly.
A short story six-pack! Six tales of life, death, and the road less traveled. Includes "As the Crow Flies", "Max Velocity", "Fortunate Brave", "Offerings", "The Devil Wears Combat Boots", and "The Truth According to Margot Williams".
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A further BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the famous diarist's writings, starring Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways as Mr and Mrs Pepys. Samuel Pepys was 26 when he began his diary in January 1660. For the next 10 years, he faithfully recorded each day's events and confessed his innermost thoughts. In these BBC radio dramatisations, the sights and sounds of his world are vividly conjured. In these new instalments the diary focuses on events following the cataclysmic Great Fire of London in 1666.
Following the breakdown of a turbulent relationship, Frank moves from Canberra to a shack on the east coast once owned by his grandparents. There, among the sugar cane and sand dunes, he struggles to rebuild his life. Forty years earlier, Leon is growing up in Sydney, turning out treacle tarts at his parents' bakery and flirting with one of the local girls. But when he's conscripted as a machine-gunner in Vietnam, he finds himself suddenly confronting the same experiences that haunt his war-veteran father.
It began almost like a fairy tale. Plain Jane and Prince Charming met in college, fell in love, and were married soon after graduation. She shelved her dreams of a career as a painter to help him through medical school and to be the perfect doctor's wife. He became a successful plastic surgeon and they had two beautiful children. But real life is no fairy tale.
Alors que Dominic et moi avions appris à être heureux ensemble, un malentendu nous a séparés une fois de plus. Folle de douleur, j'ai décidé de tenter l'impossible pour le retrouver et tout lui expliquer. Mais si nos retrouvailles sont plus torrides que jamais, il nous faudra parcourir un chemin semé d'embûches pour renouer avec notre confiance passée.
Arson, accident or murder? After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was such a right-wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate?
"J'étais au trente-sixième dessous. J'avais du verre pilé à la place du cœur. Quand j'ai rencontré Dominic, tout a changé. Peu à peu, la douleur s'est atténuée. J'ai réappris à être heureuse. Je n'aurais jamais soupçonné à quel point il était exaltant de s'abandonner. C'est aussi à Dominic que je dois cette découverte. Avec lui, j'explore un univers inconnu où le plaisir et la douleur ne font qu'un, à l'image de cet amour en clair-obscur dont il m'entoure. Un amour qui me laisse pieds et poings liés.
Dominic a disparu sans donner signe de vie. Cherche-t-il à dompter ses peurs ou m'a-t-il tout simplement oubliée ? Plus l'attente se prolonge, plus j'ai la certitude que je ne pourrai jamais me passer de lui. Quand on me propose une mission destinée à authentifier un chef-d'œuvre de Fra Angelico, je saisis l'occasion pour retrouver Dominic, bras droit d'Andrei Dubrovski, le milliardaire russe désireux d'acquérir ce chef-d'œuvre.
Barnes, the supervisor of a Hot Shot wildfire suppression crew, is haunted by the season past, when many members of his dedicated, young team were killed in a Colorado forest fire that went all wrong, scorching the Hot Shots as they fled, some as they struggled into their fire shelters. He wakes each morning in the presence of their ghosts as they proceed across his bedroom or assemble at his kitchen table, their eyes asking questions that he cannot answer.
"Aleppo Fighting Resumes Hours After Cease-Fire Deal" is from the December 14, 2016 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Raja Abdulrahim and Dion Nissenbaum and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
The death toll from a deadly Oakland warehouse fire rose to 36 and the search for more victims was placed on hold Monday after authorities determined the building was dangerously unstable for firefighters inching through the devastation.