Jerry B. Jenkins - New York Times best-selling co-author of the phenomenal Left Behind? series - highlights two men whose lives converge inside Washington State's most unforgiving supermax prison. A death sentence is Brady Darby's punishment for a life of delinquency and murder. But after God uses Chaplain Carey to transform this felon's hopeless heart, Darby asks to be crucified. But as word of this unusual request spreads like wildfire, will the state grant him his wish?
"Awesome book, different narrator please"
Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a points-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he found forgiveness and faith and earned his law degree. Now he longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. Be careful what you ask for. Harry McNaughton is one of the founding partners of McNaughton & Clay and the only lawyer willing to take a chance employing an ex-con-turned-lawyer.
"Good story good book good read"
Kingsbury, a CBA best-selling author, delivers her signature mix of melodrama and genuine emotional punch in this novel about two young rodeo stars and their experiences with Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
"First in an Interesting and Informative Series"
Since the Big Bubble popped in 1929, life in the United States hasn't been the same. Hotshot wizards will tell you nothing's really changed, but then again, hotshot wizards aren't looking for honest work in Enid, Oklahoma. No paying jobs at the mill, because zombies will work for nothing. The diner on Main Street is seeing hard times as well, because a lot fewer folks can afford to fly carpets in from miles away.
It was a fire that could be seen for miles, a fire that split the community, a fire that turned families on each other, a fire that it's still hard to get a straight answer about. A quarter of a century ago, someone held a match to Greenwood, Texas's cotton. Stephen Graham Jones was 12 that year. What he remembers best, what's stuck with him all this time, is that nobody ever came forward to claim that destruction. And nobody was ever caught. Greenwood just leaned forward, pretending that the fire had never happened.
New York Times best-selling author John Farris pens a once-in-a-lifetime thriller that ensnares listeners in an addictive web of intrigue and chilling terror. When nurse Mally Shaw is found dead in Evening Shade, Tennessee, 14-year-old mute Alex Gambier is devastated. He misses the tenderhearted young woman who befriended him. And he is furious with her killer. But how will his silent witnessing of her unspeakable death affect him - and others?
"Murder with a supernatural twist!"
RITA Award winner Karen Young has become an internationally best-selling author thanks to her inspiring works. With Lie for Me, Young spins a tale of deceit and danger.
Lauren Holloway’s ex-fiancé, Tucker, is in serious trouble: his ex-wife has been murdered and he’s in desperate need of an alibi. But when Lauren refuses to lie for him, Tucker is forced into hiding. Years later, Lauren finally decides to help prove Tucker’s innocence - a decision that puts her life in mortal danger.
In the Hazel Creek Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains, Nathan and Callie Randolph, with their five unique daughters, wrestle to maintain their farm, forests, family, and faith against an unforgiving wilderness. An evil lumber company manager is seeking by every means possible to pilfer their land and clear-cut their virgin forest. A cast of colorful characters, including a menacing stranger, gypsy siblings, a granny midwife, and a world-famous writer collide in a gripping struggle of good and evil amid eruptions of violence and tragedy.
Hailed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a successor to John Cheever and Raymond Carver, Andrew Porter crafts plain spoken family dramas that audiences find completely enthralling. The 10 stories presented here further cement his position among America’s finest short fiction authors.
This captivating story takes place in the Sugar Fork Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains wilderness during 1925-1926. Nate Randolph and his five unique daughters wrestle to survive after the death of Callie (his wife and their mother) as well as to maintain their farm, forests, family, and faith against an evil lumber company manager seeking to clear-cut their virgin woodland. A cast of delightful characters, including gypsy siblings, Cherokee Indians, a granny midwife, a world-famous writer, and even a flesh-and-blood Haint, join our heroine, 16-year-old Abbie Randolph, in her life-and-death struggle.
"Outstanding story of Faith, Perserverance, and Lov"
Gregory Hill won the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for East of Denver, which received widespread acclaim for its darkly humorous voice and richly drawn characters. Shakespeare Williams heads home to his family’s farm in eastern Colorado and finds his widowed, senile father living in squalor. Reconnecting with his high school buddies, Shakespeare hatches a semiserious plan to save the failing farm by robbing the bank that has been slowly sucking the farm dry.
Johanna Skibsrud won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for this compelling debut novel. Napoleon Haskell lives in Casablanca, Ontario, on the shores of a man-made lake that covers the remains of the former town. When his daughter’s life unravels, she retreats to Casablanca and is soon immersed in the complicated family stories that lurk below the surface of everyday life.
"Good effort, but ..."
Actor Matthew McConaughey descends into a surreal desert of the soul, an admirer of Miley Cyrus performs a 3,000-word sentence in defense of his passion, an aging porn star dons a dinosaur costume to film the sex scene of a lifetime, and Leonard Cohen shills for Subway: these mercurial and wildly varied stories explode the conventions of short fiction.