More than 20 New York Times best-selling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel -- a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.
"Not as good as expected"
Albert Hourani's 1991 work, A History of the Arab Peoples, is unsurpassed as an overview of Arab history, from the rise of Islam to the late 20th century. Going far beyond the political history that had generally characterized previous examinations, Hourani integrates a wide range of scholarship to provide a deep analysis of social, cultural, and economic structures. His interest in the everyday lives of Arab people and his desire to understand what united - rather than divided - many different nationalities gives listeners a new and vital perspective on the region.
FBI Special Agent Jade Harrington cuts her vacation short to investigate the murder of a conservative radio personality only to discover that he may be the victim of a serial killer. Whitney Fairchild, the elegant and charismatic Democratic senator from Missouri, campaigns in a cutthroat race for president of the United States. Cole Brennan, the most popular conservative talk-show host in the nation, battles nightly to save his country and help the incumbent Republican president maintain his "inner conservative" to win re-election.
1913: In a sprawling manor on the outskirts of London, three young women seek to fulfill their destinies and desires amidst the unspoken rules of society and the distant rumblings of war.... Sir Philip Buxton raised three girls into beautiful and capable young women in a bohemian household that defied Edwardian tradition. Eldest sister Rowena was taught to value people, not wealth or status. But everything she believes will be tested when Sir Philip dies, and the girls must live under their uncle’s guardianship....
"Great for Downton Abbey fans, but…"
As the icy chill of winter, 1914, settles on the magnificent country estate of Summerset Abbey, three young women seek comfort and warmth in the smiles of friends, the fire in their hearts, and the promise of spring… Victoria Buxton - With her delicate constitution but strong, unflappable spirit, Victoria has never followed societal conventions, the rules of fashion, or the pursuit of a husband. Instead, she finds herself drawn into the controversial - and dangerous - fight for women’s suffrage.
"Lovely listen, but lacked a good ending"
Mississippi author Eudora Welty, the first living writer to be published in the Library of America series, mentored many of today's greatest fiction writers and is a fascinating woman, having lived the majority of the 20th century (1909-2001). Her life reflects a century of change and is closely entwined with many events that mark our recent history. This biography follows this 20th-century path while telling Welty's story, beginning with her parents and their important influence on her reading and writing life.
The laughter of summer lawn parties fades for the men and women of Summerset Abbey, as the rumble of cannon-fire sweeps across Europe. In a changing world, they soon find that only one thing is certain: none of them will ever be the same. Rowena Buxton takes a dangerous mission transporting planes, and find herself tempted. Victoria Buxton lives on her own in London as a lady bachelor. And Prudence Tate crosses a line when her new husband elists in the war effort.
"War changes everything"
An infant boy is found by a trail crew on a cattle drive from New Mexico to California in the 1870s. During his first 12 years, the crew teaches the boy how to handle himself the Cowboy Way, with honesty, compassion, and integrity. However, too soon, he is forced to go out on his own again, as orphaned young cowboys often did in those days. He is separated from his outfit in an extraordinary and unexpected way.
Grand Adventures is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love. We're going on some grand adventures for a great cause.
"Of noble intent"
The purpose of this book is to question the "virtues" of human relations based on violent coercion and to promote instead human relations based on mutual consent. For it is under one type or the other that human interaction in all arenas of life necessarily fall.
Madness: extremely foolish behavior. Imprisoned for the murder of his best friend, Johnny Cleary sets out to tell what happened on the day Bobby "Buster" Lennon died, but are the words he writes true or does the deception run deeper? Madness: the state of being mentally ill, especially severely. There is something wrong with Irene. Momma's dead and a ragdoll speaks to her in a voice that is hauntingly familiar. And what about the stitches, the very things that just might hold Irene together?
"The Divide Between Madness & the Supernatural..."
Once, When We Were Young is the stirring story of a young Texan and his two friends who get caught up in the pre-Civil War excitement. From the formation of local military units to the great battles that decided the outcome of the war, Will’s story is told in first person narrative, combining a fascinating, well-researched sense of history with a real feel of Texas pride and honor.
In the dark corners of the world, a battle rages for the souls of the damned. They're known as The Fallen, souls afflicted with a curse that leaves them empty, violent, but immortal. The church calls them demons, vampires or the Nosferatu. For centuries a holy order known as The Righteous Fire has sought to destroy them, all the while hiding a secret that connects them, the church, to the beginning of the Nosferatu scourge.
Pollution, war and overpopulation have darkened the skies, photosynthesis is failing and most of the Earth's 20 billion souls face starvation and death. The only hope for survival lays with the fertile fields of Mars, where a 30-year terraforming effort is turning vast swaths of the red planet to green.
From the Catskill Mountains, to New York City and it's science research labs, 14 stories show the psychological horror of ordinary lives. The characters, young and old, explore the fine line drawn between sanity and insanity, reality and dream, life and death.
The Heart Heroes, five iconic characters, Winnie, Melvin, Sport, Babe and the often reluctant Mr. Grungebeat, who espouse health and safety for children, are looking forward to another wonderful day when to their surprise a gulf of smoke begins to emanate from the sky. As the story unfolds, it is revealed that everyone in the village is choking from a mysterious emanation of smoke. They trace the smoke to its source and find that Mr. Grungebeat is the culprit. The Heart Heroes begin to reflect on the dangers of smoking and point out its effects on Mr. Grungebeat.
Creative projects that call for collaboration often fail for a surprising reason. Our studies of groups working on design, writing, and R&D projects show they very rarely suffer from a lack of good ideas.
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