Category: Fiction

The Cuckoo's Child

By Margaret Thompson

In her forties, Livvy Alvarsson hopes to be a bone marrow donor for her much-loved more youthful brother, Stephen. as a substitute, she discovers she has no concept who she is. this is often the second one nice loss she has suffered, for 11 years prior, her four-year-old son Daniel disappeared. Armed with a number of clues from war-time England, she embarks on a look for her beginning kinfolk. The narrative takes the reader from small-town British Columbia to London and the English nation-state and again. it's a tale approximately loss and grief, approximately secrets and techniques and guilt, however it can be approximately recovery and stability. As Livvy confides her tale to her demise brother, she unearths not just an id enriched via adventure, but in addition the transcendent significance of relations and love.

The Cuckoo’s Child is a compelling and memorable evocation of loss and longing and one woman’s look for her family members history.

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Succession: A Novel

By Livi Michael

1445. King Henry VI is married by means of proxy to Margaret of Anjou. French, attractive and unpopular, her marriage explanations a countrywide uproar.

At an identical time, the newborn Margaret Beaufort is made an outstanding heiress and all at once turns into an important commodity within the kingdom. Her youth is lived in distant, echoing castles, whereas every body at King Henry's court docket competes to be her dad or mum and engineer an beneficial alliance along with her uncle, the Duke of Somerset.

With the cave in of Henry VI's carry on France, discord one of the English nobles breaks out into civil struggle. Henry turns into the mad king, and Margaret of Anjou pronounces herself Queen Regent, left on my own to struggle for her son's place as rightful inheritor. in the meantime, Margaret Beaufort, even supposing nonetheless little greater than a toddler at 13, has been married two times and given start to her in basic terms son―the destiny King of England.

Succession is an inventive and engrossing novel in regards to the occasions that encouraged George R.R. Martin's A track of Ice and Fire. it is the tale of the autumn of the home of Lancaster and of the 2 notable girls who gave beginning to the Tudor dynasty. The dramatic plot is supplemented with brief chronicles that have been written on the time, extra rooting readers within the history.

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Crucible: Star Wars Legends

By Troy Denning

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker go back in an all-new Star Wars event, so one can problem them in methods they by no means expected—and perpetually regulate their realizing of existence and the Force.
 
while Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to assist him thwart a adversarial takeover, their goal is simply to even up the chances and lay down the legislations. Then tremendous extraterrestrial beings arrive with a message, and mere threats boost into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. whilst the airborne dirt and dust settles, what started as company conflict turns into a conflict with a lot greater stakes—and some distance deadlier consequences.
 
Now Han, Leia, and Luke crew up once more in a quest to defeat a perilous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination. basically this time, the Empire isn't the enemy. it's a  pair of ruthless geniuses with a deadly best friend and a lifelong vendetta opposed to Han Solo. And whilst the murderous duo will get the drop on Han, he unearths himself outgunned within the struggle of his existence. to save lots of him, and the galaxy, Luke and Leia needs to courageous a gauntlet of treachery, terrorism, and the untold strength of an enigmatic artifact in a position to bending area, time, or even the strength itself into an apocalyptic nightmare.

Praise for Crucible
 
“[Troy] Denning opens new pathways of event and recaptures the texture of the Star Wars universe and its liked characters.”—Library Journal
 
“Outstanding . . . an experience that tantalizes the imagination.”—Roqoo Depot
 
“A enjoyable, fast-paced tackle a few of Star Wars’ such a lot iconic characters.”—The Founding Fields

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Paper Things

When compelled to choose from staying together with her mother or father and being along with her sizeable brother, Ari selected her immense brother. There’s only one problem—Gage doesn’t also have a position to live.

When Ari’s mom died 4 years in the past, she had ultimate needs: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, could remain jointly consistently, and that Ari might visit Carter, the center tuition for presented scholars. So whilst nineteen-year-old Gage comes to a decision he can now not stay with their bossy mum or dad, Janna, Ari is aware she has to compliment him. yet it’s been months, and Gage nonetheless hasn’t stumbled on them an condominium. He and Ari were "couch surfing," staying with Gage’s buddy in a tiny residence, crashing with Gage’s female friend and roommates, and if useful, sneaking right into a juvenile defend to flee the chilly Maine nights. yet all of this leaping round makes it demanding for Ari to maintain along with her schoolwork, by no means brain her friendships, and moving into Carter begins to appear most unlikely. Will Ari be pressured to wreck one in all her grants to Mama? informed in an open, actual voice, this nuanced tale of hiding in simple sight could have readers considering homelessness in an entire new method.

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From Wonso Pond: A Korean Novel

A vintage innovative novel of the Thirties and the 1st entire paintings written via a girl ahead of the Korean warfare to be released in English, From Wonso Pond transforms the affection triangle among 3 protagonists right into a revealing portrait of the residing stipulations that ended in glossy Korea, either North and South.

"A fatherless younger woman now poised to develop into the sufferer of [the landlord's] lecherous fangs and paws," starts off one of many unique newspaper teasers describing From Wonso Pond and the destiny of its heroine, Sonbi. In a plot wealthy with Dickensian overtones, the unconventional paints a bright photograph of existence in what's now North Korea throughout the eyes of Sonbi, her youth neighbor, Ch’otchae, and a stressed legislations pupil, Sinch’ol, as they trip individually from a small, impoverished village governed by means of the lecherous land baron to the port urban of Inch’on.

But existence is infrequently more uncomplicated there, as Sonbi wears herself out boiling silk threads twelve hours an afternoon whereas Ch’otchae and Sinch’ol load rice at the docks. All 3 get involved with underground activists, battling the oppression of nation and town, in addition to their eastern colonial rulers.

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Super: A Novel

By Jim Lehrer

April 1956: hiking aboard the Sante Fe railroad’s well-known large leader is an grand spectrum of passengers. There’s Darwin Rinehart, a as soon as nice Hollywood manufacturer who now faces financial ruin. In a depressing recess of a educate automobile hides a mysterious, matted guy who has now not paid for a price tag, smuggled within through an unscrupulous porter. Millionaire Otto Wheeler arrives in a wheelchair; deathly sick, he is aware that it will be his final journey at the nice teach. Clark Gable motives a stir whilst he steps aboard, and although he’s ridden those rails for years, indulging in booze and girls with equivalent fervor, these round him experience that this time, anything is various. and at last there’s former President Harry Truman, distinctive, congenial, and always followed by means of a railroad detective.

As the great leader pulls out of Dearborn Station, the passengers—famous and notorious, nameless and enigmatic—can’t very likely think what lies forward. For because the educate earnings pace, a chain of lethal occasions unfolds.

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Terror Is My Trade

Crossing the Atlantic on NATO’s behalf, Drum tangles with mobsters, blackmail, and murder.

As the H.M.S. Queen Victoria pulls out of recent York Harbor, risk encircles Chester Drum. He’s crusing for Europe at the greatest luxurious liner ever outfitted, yet it’s no longer large enough to carry the secrets and techniques on board - or the boys who hold them. And by the point the lining reaches Southampton, she's going to be lacking a number of passengers. Drum can purely desire he isn’t between those that don’t make it to shore.

Hired via a NATO functionary as a bodyguard, the personal investigator speedy learns his genuine task: keeping his customer from a Chicago mobster with desires of blackmail. protecting the mafia at bay is hard adequate, but if a kingdom division colleague leads to the road of fireside, Drum units his brain on getting even. finally, there's no larger spot for vengeance than the icy waters of the open sea.

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The Black Stallion and the Lost City

While Alec and the Black are employed to paintings as stunt doubles in a movie approximately Alexander and his horse, Bucephalus, they locate themselves on set within the distant mountains of the Greek/Bulgarian border. motion picture making comprises loads of ready, in order that they set out for a morning of exploring. Chasing an elusive albino mare, the 2 locate themselves stuck in an underground river which drops them, half-drowned, beside a urban misplaced in time.

Revered at the start, they quickly realize that they're meant because the leisure at a awful ritual . . . sacrifices to the mythical flesh-eating mares within the coloseum of King Diomedes.

Another exciting new Black Stallion novel by way of Walter Farley's son, which proves that the artwork of writing a good horse tale is well within the genes!

From the Hardcover edition.

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