Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780698146716
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 432

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes an enthralling southern gothic saga about one woman's quest for the truth... When Vivien Walker left her home in the Mississippi Delta, she swore never to go back. But in the spring, nine years to the day since she’d left, Vivien returns, fleeing from a broken marriage and her lost dreams for children. What she hopes to find is solace with her dear grandmother who raised her, a Walker woman with a knack for making everything all right. Instead Vivien is forced into the unexpected role of caretaker, challenging her personal quest to find the girl she once was. But things will change again in ways Vivien cannot imagine. A violent storm has revealed the remains of a long-dead woman buried near the Walker home, not far from the cypress swamp that is soon to give up its ghosts. Vivien knows there is now only one way to rediscover herself—by uncovering the secrets of her family and breaking the cycle of loss that has haunted them for generations. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Publisher : David\Crosby#& Carl Gottlieb
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0979048907
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 489

Originally published: New York: Doubleday, 1988.

Publisher : TouchPoint Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : PKEY:6610000234097
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 348

"...everything a reader could want in a novel. It is a deep dive into faith and doubt, brimming with insights into the current crisis in Christianity." -Faith Eidse, Tallahassee Democrat In her pursuit of justice in the wake of priest abuse revelations, Grace forges a new spiritual path and a more centered and happy life. At the age of eighteen, soon after her mother’s early death, Grace Schreiber makes a desperate choice to flee Buffalo, NY for San Francisco. Some years later, unsettled and disappointed by love, she escapes to work in Los Angeles, where she meets the open-hearted and honest Frankie, recently released from prison. Frankie’s essays about his childhood relationship to an abusive priest will change his life and hers. At the behest of her estranged sister, Grace leaves LA and returns to Buffalo to care for her aging and very conservative dad. She volunteers at St. Laurence House and becomes enamored by its world-weary residents. She finds solace in new friendships with her neighbors Brian and Mountain, the radical Sister Genevieve and the gregarious and charming Father Luke, all of whom encourage her to challenge the intransigence of the Catholic Church. Her relationship to the pregnant runaway Crystal forces her to face her own life choices and embrace a whole new world of possibilities. Long Time Gone is the story of how Grace’s journey into the Catholic Church of her childhood enables her to confront her troubled past and unlock its many difficult secrets, find love in unexpected places, and cultivate a renewed spirituality.

Publisher :
Category : Counterculture
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005387308
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 296

Publisher : Ridgeview Publishing
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781941869925
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 140

The right love is worth the wait... Calvin McKay can't understand his twin brother's rush toward the altar—until he lays eyes on the bride's younger sister. But she's far too innocent for him to pursue…and yet something about that little blonde tornado gets his blood pumping and his heart all twisted up. Kimi West is used to boys chasing after by her, but Cal McKay is a man—all man—and his hot kisses are like nothing she's ever experienced. But he's a rancher, tied to the land, and she can’t wait for the day she can escape from Wyoming and see the world. After a tragedy sends Kimi running from her family, Cal gives Kimi a place to stay—and oh so many tantalizing reasons to stay—while she sorts out her plans. Now she'll have to decide whether the adventure she wants is in a new frontier or right there by Cal's side. Please note: Long Time Gone is a NOVELLA, a slice of life in the Rough Riders world rather than the whole pie. BONUS! At the end of this novella you'll find an exclusive excerpt of Unbreak My Heart, the long-awaited love story that reunites Sierra Daniels McKay and Boone West from Gone Country...

Publisher : Harper Collins
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780061748622
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 448

Fifty years ago, when she was five, Sister Mary Katherine witnessed something terrible . . . A former Seattle policeman now working for the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team, J.P. Beaumont has been hand-picked to lead the investigation into a half-century-old murder. An eyewitness to the crime, a middle-aged nun, has now recalled grisly, forgotten details while undergoing hypnotherapy. It's a case as cold as the grave, and it's running headlong into another that's tearing at Beau's heart: the vicious slaying of his former partner's ex-wife. What's worse, his rapidly unraveling friend is the prime suspect. Caught in the middle of a lethal conspiracy that spans two generations and a killing that hits too close to home -- targeted by a vengeful adversary and tempted by a potential romance that threatens to reawaken his personal demons -- Beaumont may suddenly have more on his plate than he can handle, and far too much to survive.

Publisher :
Category : Erotic stories
ISBN : 1626490619
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 244

Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone-until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, ostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of" being" alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which means he must've driven his lover away. Even with half a world between them, Prophet can't get the man out of his head. Maybe that's why he's in New Orleans in the middle of a hurricane, protecting Tom's aunt. But the only looter around is Tom, bursting back into Prophet's life. It turns out that Prophet's been stuck in "Tom's" head-and heart-too. Their explosive reunion gets even hotter when Tom is arrested for murder. As they fight to clear his name, they delve deep into his past, finding enemies among everyone they meet. Staying alive in such a dangerous world is hard enough, but they soon discover that fighting to stay together is the most difficult thing they've ever done.

Publisher :
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0595002889
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 300

For more than twenty-five years, ever since he hijacked TWA flight 151 in June of 1969 from Oakland, California to Havana, Cuba, William Lee Brent has lived in Castro's Cuba. Long Time Gone is the unique memoir of a former high-ranking Black Panther (and ex-bodyguard to Eldridge Cleaver) who fled his native land to avoid standing trial on charges stemming from a shootout with the San Francisco police. With the publication of this book, Brent breaks his silence of a quarter century. "Bill Brent's Long Time Gone is a powerful testimony to the triumph of the human spirit. It tells an important – and previously untold – story." —David Hilliard, former chief of staff, Black Panther Party, and author of This Side of Glory

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780393244113
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 480

Andre Dubus III’s first novel in a decade is a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy. Few writers can enter their characters so completely or evoke their lives as viscerally as Andre Dubus III. In this deeply compelling new novel, a father, estranged for the worst of reasons, is driven to seek out the daughter he has not seen in decades. Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn’t remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts. Lois, her maternal grandmother who raised her, tries to find peace in her antique shop in a quaint Florida town but cannot escape her own anger, bitterness, and fear. Cathartic, affirming, and steeped in the empathy and precise observations of character for which Dubus is celebrated, Gone So Long explores how the wounds of the past afflict the people we become, and probes the limits of recovery and absolution.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780399584640
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 320

Revisit the beginning of New York Times bestselling author Karen White’s signature style in one of her earliest novels—a story about a love that defies time... IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she’s overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura’s face. Soon afterwards, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart, but for her very survival…. Includes an exclusive preview of Karen White’s next hardcover Praise for Karen White “There is a rhythm to the writing of Karen White. It has a pace, a beat, a cadence that is all its own.”—The Huffington Post “The ultimate voice of women’s fiction.”—Fresh Fiction “White’s dizzying carousel of a plot keeps those pages turning, so much so that the book can—and should be—finished in one afternoon.”—Oprah.com “This is storytelling of the highest order: the kind of book that leaves you both deeply satisfied and aching for more.”—Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author