At the Water’s Edge: A Novel

Maddie is left on her own at the isolated inn, where food is rationed, fuel is scarce, and a knock from the postman can bring tragic news. Gruen’s characters are vividly drawn and her scenes are perfectly paced. The boston globe   “a page-turner of a novel that rollicks along with crisp historical detail.

Fort worth star-Telegram   “Powerfully evocative. Usa today   “gruen is a master at the period piece—and this novel is just another stunning example of that craft. Glamour Spiegel Grau. The trio find themselves in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands, where the locals have nothing but contempt for the privileged interlopers.

. As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware not only of the dark forces around her, but of life’s beauty and surprising possibilities. Praise for at the water’s Edge  “Breathtaking. At the water’s edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman’s awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.

After disgracing themselves at a high society new year’s eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, Madeline Hyde and her husband, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son’s inability to serve in the war. When ellis and his best friend, decide that the only way to regain the Colonel’s favor is to succeed where the Colonel very publicly failed—by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster—Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic, Hank, leaving her sheltered world behind.

Yet she finds herself falling in love with the stark beauty and subtle magic of the Scottish countryside.

Flying Changes: A Novel

But it is an unanticipated tragedy that will most drastically alter the fragile world of one remarkable family—even as it flings open gates that have long confined them, enabling them all to finally ride headlong and free. And a time to fly. Anxiety rules annemarie zimmer’s days—the fear that her relationship with the man she loves is growing stagnant; the fear that her equestrian daughter Eva’s dreams of Olympic glory will carry her far away from her mother.

And into harm’s way. Harper Paperbacks. There is a time to move on, a time to let go. For five months, Annemarie has struggled to make peace with her past. But if she cannot let go, the personal battles she has won and the heights she has achieved will have all been for naught. It is a time of change at maple Brook Horse Farm, when loves must be confronted head-on and fears must be saddled and broken.


Riding Lessons: A Novel

As a world-class equestrian and Olympic contender, Annemarie Zimmer lived for the thrill of flight atop a strong, graceful animal. Jobless and abandoned, where ghosts of an unresolved youth still haunt the fields and stables—and where hope lives in the eyes of the handsome, she is bringing her troubled teenage daughter to this place of pain and memory, gentle veterinarian Annemarie loved as a girl .

And an obsession is born that could shatter her fragile world. Now, twenty years later, Annemarie is coming home to her dying father's New Hampshire horse farm. Harper Paperbacks. And in the seductive allure of a trainer with a magic touch. Then, a tragic accident destroyed her riding career and Harry, at eighteen, the beautiful horse she cherished.

But everything will change yet again with one glimpse of a white striped gelding startlingly similar to the one Annemarie lost in another lifetime.

Ape House: A Novel Random House Reader's Circle

But when an explosion rocks the lab, john's piece turns into the story of a lifetime—and Isabel must connect with her own kind to save her family of apes from a new form of human exploitation. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she's ever felt among humans—until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter writing a human interest feature.

The wildly entertaining new novel from the bestselling author of Water for Elephants. Isabel duncan, mbongo, but apes she gets—especially the bonobos Sam, doesn't understand people, Lola, Bonzi, Jelani, and Makena, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, who are capable of reason and communication through American Sign Language.

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Water for Elephants: A Novel

Harper Paperbacks. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival. And he met rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie.

Great product! Over 10, 000 copies in print worldwide #1 new york times bestseller a los angeles times bestseller a wall street journal bestseller a newsday Favorite Book of 2006 A USA Today Bestseller A Major Motion Picture starring Reese Witherspoon, and Christoph Waltz Jacob Janowski's luck had run out--orphaned and penniless, Robert Pattinson, 000, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

There he met marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. It was the great depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell.

The Winter Sea

Great product! A new york times and usa today bestseller! fans of diana gabaldon's Outlander series will devour this hauntingly beautiful tale of love and time travel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley. History has all but forgotten. Now, carrie mcclelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel.

The winter sea is an acknowledgement that so many of us are haunted by the deeds of our ancestors, perhaps literally. Gail anderson-dargatz, international bestselling author of A Recipe for Bees Harper Paperbacks. Powerful, and simply mesmerizing, enthralling, atmospheric, The Winter Sea is one of the best books you'll read this year!" —Singletitles.

Com "susanna Kearsley's obvious love of history is infectious. But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, making her the only living person who knows the truth—the ultimate betrayal—that happened all those years ago, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her.


Ape House: A Novel

Until she meets john thigpen, a very married reporter who braves the ever-present animal rights protesters outside the lab to see what’s really going on inside. When an explosion rocks the lab, john’s human interest piece turns into the story of a lifetime, severely injuring Isabel and “liberating” the apes, one he’ll risk his career and his marriage to follow.

Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she’s ever felt among humans. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships—but unlike most bonobos, they also know American Sign Language. Isabel duncan, doesn’t understand people, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, but animals she gets—especially the bonobos.

Now, including john, isabel must connect with her own kind, to save her family of apes from this parody of human life, a green-haired vegan, and a retired porn star with her own agenda. Millions of fans are glued to their screens watching the apes order greasy take-out, have generous amounts of sex, and sign for Isabel to come get them.

. Ships from Vermont. Ape house delivers great entertainment, but it also opens the animal world to us in ways few novels have done, securing Sara Gruen’s place as a master storyteller who allows us to see ourselves as we never have before. Great product! .

Lilac Girls: A Novel

Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. Lilac illuminates. People “a compelling, page-turning narrative. For the ambitious young german doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. A novel that brings to life what these women and many others suffered.

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. The best book I’ve read all year. Jamie ford, new york times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Harper Paperbacks.

. New york times bestseller • for readers of the nightingale and sarah’s key, freedom, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, and second chances. New york socialite caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon.

. Ballantine Books. But caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.

Knots and Crosses: An Inspector Rebus Novel Inspector Rebus Novels

Now he's an edinburgh cop who hides from his memories, misses promotions and ignores a series of crank letters. Harper Paperbacks. Ballantine Books. But as the ghoulish killings mount and the tabloid headlines scream, Rebus cannot stop the feverish shrieks from within his own mind. Great product! Inspector john rebus: His city is being terrorized by a baffling series of murders.

. And he's tied to a maniac by an invisible knot of blood. Once john rebus served in Britain's elite SAS. Because he isn't just one cop trying to catch a killer, he's the man who's got all the pieces to the puzzle. Knots and crosses introduces gifted mystery novelist Ian Rankin, a fascinating locale and the most compellingly complex detective hero at work today.

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Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Simon schuster. The instant new york times bestseller from chris cleave—the unforgettable novel about three lives entangled during World War II, told “with dazzling prose, sharp English wit, and compassion…a powerful portrait of war’s effects on those who fight and those left behind” People, Book of the Week.

London, 1939. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Ships from Vermont. Great product! Tom shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Harper Paperbacks.

And when mary and alistair meet, it is love, entangling three lives in violence and passion, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary.

Ballantine Books. The day war is declared, mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. This dazzling novel dares us to understand that, the small battles, it is the intimate losses, against the great theater of world events, the daily human triumphs that change us most.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful. The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver.

Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. The reese witherspoon x hello sunshine book club pick and national bestseller "i can't even express how much i love this book! i didn't want this story to end!" --Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful.

The new york times book Review "Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustle. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Simon schuster. But kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.

Ballantine Books. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen russell, and a surprising tale of possible murder.