With The Blind Assassin, Atwood proves once again that she is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of the time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, this Book Prize-winner is destined to become a classic.
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Alaska, 1925: the diphtheria serum is 674 miles away. Without it, the people of Nome will not survive. The port was icebound and the nearest railhead was almost 700 miles away. Only the dogs could do it. A relay was set up, and the drivers, many of them Native Alaskans, set off into the night at 60 below zero. Here, for the first time, is their story of legendary heroism and endurance.
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Twenty years have past since the incident involving six lonely children at a secret playground in Indigo Valley, Pennsylavania which left the town bully dead and 10-year-old Cady Jordan seriously injured. Now Cady has returned to the valley to care for her ailing grandmother Lola, the only person Cady has ever truly loved. While Cady has grown into attractive, intelligent, but overly cautious young woman, she has no memory of her childhood tragedy.
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Born on the Caribbean island of Martinique, Josephine had an exotic Creole appeal that would ultimately propel her to reign over an empire as wife of the most powerful man in the world. But her life is a story of ambition and danger, of luck and a ferocious will to survive. Married young to an arrogant French aristocrat who died during the Terror, Josephine also narrowly missed losing her head to the guillotine. Soon she had married the much younger General Bonaparte, whose armies garnered France an empire.
When Sally Montgomery accompanies her handsome boss, Frederick Pierson, on a quiet country weekend, she enjoys the first evening. But when she discovers his battered body the next morning, she runs for her life. Now it's up to Pete, her ex-husband and former New York policeman, to keep her safe and find the killer.
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Best-selling author Penelope J. Stokes takes listeners into wondrous worlds where faith, hope, and just a touch of magic make dreams come true. Vita Kirk is a travel writer who hates to leave home. Living alone, she keeps in touch with the world via her computer. One day, she buys a blue tin box at an antique store to hold her CDs. Its inscription, “Love is the key that unlocks every portal,” takes on a vivid reality when Vita’s computer screen begins to show her lives from the past.
Penelope J. Stokes’ best-selling novels, including The Amber Photograph, are moving, inspirational tales ofpersonal discovery. The Memory Book traces a young woman’s journey back in time to discover the cause of her namesake’s mysterious death. It is a search that will test her faith and the strength of her family bonds.
This Book Sense Children's Pick is a magical tale that has been favorably compared to L. Frank Baum's Oz series. There is a war raging in the village of Oren. Thirteen years ago, a child was born; and once his destiny is fulfilled, peace may once again return to this village. Aidan, on the eve of his 13th birthday, must set out on a journey with his friends, Lily and McKenzie, to save his land.