When Helene Hanff makes an innocent inquiry about the possibility of purchasing hard-to-find books through Marks and Co., Booksellers, she begins a 20-year love affair with Frank Doel, the proper English bookseller who answers her letter and sends along her first order in the fall of 1949. They are two very unlikely correspondents.
I am not a regular reader of collections of letters, but I fell under the spell 84 Charring Cross Road almost immediately. This is a beautiful and true story, told through correspondence, of the love of books, and their power to draw readers together. 84 Charring Cross Road revels in the way books can connect people, even across an ocean, and even if those people have never met.
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2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.
I enjoyed this short audio collection generously gifted to listeners by Audible, and some of the stories helped me get into the Christmas spirit. My favourite was the first documentary piece about children's letters to the North Pole, but honestly I felt that the test of the collection was good but not great. Nonetheless, it eat an enjoyable Christmas surprise.
Audie Award, Humor, 2016. In Furiously Happy, number-one New York Times best-selling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.
This book is HILARIOUS and enlightening, and entered my life at a moment when I really needed it. Furiously Happy has made me laugh out loud (sometimes at socially inappropriate moments,) understand that I am not alone, and realize that it's okay to be crazy. Ms. Lawson, you have a new convert to the Furiously Happy movement.
Something terrible, unspeakable, immense has come to Menzoberranzan and is leaving death and destruction in its wake. The primordial of Gauntlgrym stirs, sending Cattie-brie and Gromph to Luskan and the ruins of the only power that can keep the beast in check. The damage of the Darkening, of war, and of a demon-ravaged Underdark has sent cracks out across the North. Some of this damage may never be repaired.
In my opinion, this was one of the best Legend of Drizzt novels Salvatore has written to date. With a complex and interesting plot, conflicts both external and internal, dynamic characters, and twisting, turning intrigue to make any Drow matron mother proud, this book held me spellbound to the end.
In the land of moss, magnolias, and bayous, ghost stories suffuse the landscape like mist on a moonlit swamp. Swamp ghosts, hot-tempered villains and tricksters once lived there, and live on today in such blood-chilling stories as the six in this collection.
I chose this book Because I had enjoyed a couple of Ms. Reneaux's stories on The Moonlight Road webpage. I was not disappointed. These stories have the flavor of old southern storytelling, and are the sorts of fun, spooky tales for an entire family to enjoy on an October night around a bonfire. If you still have fond memories of Halloween nights and campfire tales, and if you love the unique traditions and folktales of Louisiana, you will certainly enjoy this audiobook.
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The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers.
Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures.
Together again in the house they grew up in, the Waverley sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy - if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom - or with each other.
A whimsical tale of magic, love, sisterhood, Southern charm, and women as warm and strong as the earth that nurtures their enchanted culinary flowers. Beautiful and unique! If you enjoyed Harris' "Practical Magic," you'll love Allen's "Garden Spells."
After a month spent recovering from a vicious fight with a sorcerer, grave witch Alex Craft is ready to get back to solving murders by raising the dead. With her love life in turmoil, Alex is eager for the distractions of work. But her new case turns out to be a deadly challenge. The police hire Alex to consult on a particularly strange investigation in the nature preserve south of Nekros City. There are no corpses, only pieces....
Thoroughly enjoyable! It was over too soon! I loved it! I'm looking forward to the next novel in the series.