The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealings with family, friends, and fans as never before. This is a fresh look at the adult life of the author in her own words. Gathered from museums, archives, and personal collections, the letters span over 60 years of Wilder's life, from 1894 to 1956, and shed new light on Wilder's day-to-day life.
"Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain"
Heroine and renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in an explosive thriller set against the backdrop of California's wine country. Hoping to find solace from the demons that haunt her, Vail makes her first trip to the Napa Valley. But shortly after arriving, a victim is found in the deepest reaches of an exclusive wine cave, the work of an extraordinarily unpredictable serial killer.
A collection of 15 stories, 11 of which have never been previously published, from the early career of best-selling American master Elmore Leonard.
Kate Chopin is a widely considered the forerunner to the feminist authors of the twentieth century. Focusing on themes of race and gender, her short stories largely center on life in rural Louisiana. In "The Story of an Hour," Louise Mallard has just learned that her husband isdead - believed to have died during a train accident. Her family fears that thenews will kill Louise, who suffers from a weak heart.
Medicine and mayhem from the best-selling co-author of Crisis on Doona. An epidemic is spreading from colony to colony in the vast reaches of space. Dr. Shona Taylor, with her team of four-legged assistants - including a dog with an immune system that can synthesize vaccines - sets out to find a way to stem the killer disease.
"Science Fiction Sexism"
Dr. Shona Taylor, her growing family, and her highly trained menagerie of useful animals land on a planet only to discover a colony of humans and alien ottles plagued by a strange disease that causes rapid aging. Dr. Taylor must discover the cause in order to save the population - as well as her family and friends - before it’s too late
Officer Bobby Vargas is hard-edged but idealistic, a Chicago cop who stands at the epicenter of a subterranean plot that will have horrific ramifications for both himself and the entire city. Twenty-five years earlier, a gruesome murder rocked the unforgiving streets of Four Corners. Now, suddenly, a dying Chicago paper is running a serial exposé on new evidence in that old case, threatening to implicate Bobby and his older brother, Ruben.
"Too Many Notes"
In Taylor's Ark and Medicine Show, Shona Taylor fought death and disease - with a menagerie of very special assistants. Now, in an all-new novel, Dr. Taylor takes on a new assignment, and discovers a chilling reality behind a picture-perfect planet.
When Elmore Leonard died in 2013, he left behind a 60-year legacy of crime novels that, through their trademark wit and grit, transcended genre fiction. He also left behind a treasure trove of unpublished early stories. Their razor-sharp dialogue and headlong pacing reveal a master who honed his craft from a young age.