The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.
"Intricate At First--Then Heartbreakingly Beautiful"
Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume, Rise to Power, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.
Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other, for no one but Saunders could conceive it. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved 11-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.
Archbishop Rowan Williams is the most gifted Anglican priest of his generation. His views are consistent and orthodox and yet he has been consistently misunderstood - especially in relation to his views on contemporary society, public morality, and the common good. In this, the final published work of his Archepiscopate, Dr Williams has assembled a series of chapters on matters of immediate public concern and the relationship of Christianity to these issues.
David Haskell's award-winning The Forest Unseen won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now, Haskell brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans. Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world, exploring the trees' connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants.
Everything looks different in this world through the lens of the Cross. This book deals with reconciliation, humility, identity, power, suffering, life, and atonement. These are familar themes for a Lent book but in Dr Tomlin's hands they are given exciting new meaning which will touch the hearts and minds of men and women in a turbulent modern world. Dr. Tomlin is a theologian of the first rank, but he is also a writer with a keen pastoral commitment, celebrated for his common touch.
Reality is stranger than fiction when seven 1960s radicals refuse to behave in Judge Julius Hoffman's courtroom. Based on actual trial transcripts and starring a cast of top Chicago actors, this play centers on events following the protests and riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.
"Outstanding work that gives a sense of the time"
David George was an established lumberjack, cage-fighting promoter, and mixed martial arts matchmaker thriving on what life had to offer. In 2011, the reality hit TV show Survivor called and presented him with a personal invite to California. The invitation, however, was put on hold after he received an unexpected phone call 48 hours later.
Inspired by the Swiss Family Robinson book written in 1812 by Johann David Wyss, Return to Robinson Island is a continuation of the adventures of the Robinson family 15 years after their famous shipwreck on a remote island in the East Indies.
"Great Continuation of a Classic"
In the modern world, we are assaulted on all sides by noise; but silence can change your life and this book explains why and how. Silence is a mysterious and unfathomable realm, perhaps the most under-used of all resources, and one our modern culture has all but obliterated by turning up the volume control. Graham Turner explores the power that can be found in silence through interviewing monastics, religious leaders, composers, actors, psychotherapists, prisoners and peace workers about their experiences of practicing silence.
The music on the radio suddenly stopped. The announcer came on. "We are bringing you breaking news. Large flying ships have come from behind the moon, out of the sky, and are dislodging black clad warriors who are attacking...."
Kellerman delights with 17 short mysteries, including three all-new pieces featuring Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, a mystery introducing Faye's newest heroine Cindy Decker, and a story co-written by Faye and her son, budding novelist Jesse Kellerman.
Fell's Hollow: a seedy, thief-riddled, sorcerer-plagued city tucked away in a hidden cove. Here you'll meet the most fascinating characters, characters that live and die by the skill of their blades, the breadth of their wit, and the whim of their luck...Meet these characters and more as they struggle to survive in a city smothered in crime, threatened by war, and haunted by a bloodsucking creature that stalks the streets at night. Enter the world of Fell's Hollow, where swords, sorcery, and sinister dealings are the daily fare!
"A great collection of stories, I want more!"
After his daughter's tragic death, Ismail struggles to continue living. A divorce, years of heavy drinking, and sex with strangers only leave him more alone and isolated. But Ismail's story begins to change after he reluctantly befriends two women: Fatima, a young queer activist kicked out of her parents' home; and Celia, his grieving Portuguese-Canadian neighbour who lives just six metres away. A slow-simmering romance develops between Ismail and Celia.
What would happen if you accidentally cracked open a dinosaur egg - and the ancient, yellow yolk poured onto your skin? You wouldn't turn into a roaring beast - or would you?
The year is 1870. Torn from the protective community of American missionaries in China, young, innocent teenager Lydia Holt has no idea of the harsh realities she will soon face. Forced into a loveless marriage to a sadistic Chinese nobleman, Lydia escapes her cruel confines and flees to San Francisco, only to meet the man she once trusted with her life - a man who now threatens to destroy the cosmetics empire she has established and rules with an iron hand.
On November 24, 1947, the most powerful men in American film met in New York’s plush Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to decide how to address the Communist witch-hunt being carried out by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Twenty-four hours later, they emerged having created the Hollywood Blacklist. The Waldorf Conference dramatically speculates on what went on in that room.
"Even Hollywood was never this Jewy"
Radarman Second Class Zack Martin wants nothing more than to sail out to sea on a sleek destroyer, now that the war in Vietnam is heating up. Instead of heading to the Western Pacific, he's stuck in a dead end clerical position. When he's ordered to join a new ship, it's not quite what he envisioned, but his attitude changes when he learns he'll finally be getting duty in a combat zone.
Climate change is an inherent condition to the development of life as we know it. This is precisely what has to a great extend contributed to our world and why our world is our world...that of man....Yet if man persists in his endeavors to use and abuse it he can be sure that one day he will have to facts the facts....Modern man wears and tears the resources of our planet where his forefathers had merely gleaned...
In the ancient jungles of the East stalks a creature. An ancient Hindi demon with a powerfully addictive bite. Dressed in the skins of breathtaking beauty, this man eater seeks more than the lives of its victims, as its bite claims their flesh and their soul. Now the creature has slipped from the jungle and walks amongst us.