At dawn on March 2, 2002, America's first major battle of the 21st century began. Over 200 soldiers of the 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain Division flew into Afghanistan's Shah-i-Kotvalley - and into the mouth of a buzz saw. They were about to pay a bloody price for strategic, high-level miscalculations that underestimated the enemy's strength and willingness to fight.
Realistic, sharp-edged, and complex, Unspeakable is Sandra Brown's best yet. A beautiful woman locked in silence, a man stalked by dark secrets he can no longer outrun, and an over-the-hill peace officer seeking redemption must defeat their own demons before a tumultuous confrontation with a diabolical killer.
"Unspeakable - unbelievable!"
This epic tale sweeps across continents and time, hovers over a key era in American history, and deftly realizes the humanity of a whole cast of characters. Told through flashbacks and alternating points of view, The Last Crossing is about redemption, about seeking and finding, about human feelings and strengths, about personal honor, and about that moment in life when we must decide to cross over and surrender to love.
"Don't pass this one by!"
The Final Problem by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Adapted by Nicholas Briggs. Sherlock Holmes visits his good friend, Dr. John Watson...but Holmes is not his usual composed and supremely confident self. He is a hunted man. Having unearthed the criminal mastermind behind the greatest crimes in the land, Holmes has found himself a fugitive. But the great detective already has a plan in motion. It will not be long before his arch foe, Professor Moriarty, is in custody.
"Sherlock Holmes comes alive!"
Pericles, Prince of Tyre, undergoes a tyrant's fury, storm, and shipwreck. He wins love and suffers loss, but what is lost may also be found. With the ancient poet Gower acting as narrator, we follow the adventures of Pericles from young manhood to maturity. This strange and powerful tale of loss and recovery is the first in the group of romance comedies created by Shakespeare at the end of his dramatic career.
There is a subset of people who are different from the normal population. Their brains are wired a bit differently, or they went through experiences in their lives that contributed to their introversion, social avoidance, and shyness.They learned to be self-sufficient instead of relying on others and on society for their needs. Some of these shy individuals who we classify as loners may be afflicted with a disorder called schizoid personality disorder.
Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Goldfinch, expertly weaves through the intricacies of the antique art world through the eyes of its main character, Theo Decker. Theo survives his mother in a world-shattering Metropolitan Museum bombing and is thrown into life as an adult with a mysterious painting by his side.