A Dark Song of Blood (Martin Bora)

By Ben Pastor

Praise for the Martin Bora series:

"The tone of Liar Moon has a flu-like grimness, acceptable the 1943 environment. Pastor is superb at delivering info (silk stockings, motion picture magazines, cigarettes) that illuminate the setting."—Booklist

"Lumen's plot is easily crafted, her prose shap . . . a anxious mixture of detection and reflection."—Publisher's Weekly

Rome, 1944. whereas the Allies are struggling with their method up the Italian peninsula, Rome lives the final days of Nazi profession. Their global is falling aside because the German military, the Gestapo, and the SS vie for strength whereas conserving glittering and debauched events. yet this can be additionally a time of Italian partisan assaults, arrests, and mass executions, all to the sound of Allied artillery bombardment simply open air the partitions of the city.

Baron Martin von Bora, an officer within the Wehrmacht, has the complicated and gentle activity of fixing now not one, yet 3 murders. a tender German embassy secretary has "accidentally" fallen to her dying from a fourth-floor window, and a Roman society girl and a headstrong cardinal of the Roman Curia are discovered lifeless in her residence. The cardinal is in my opinion identified to Bora and, just like the officer, secretly lively within the resistance opposed to the 3rd Reich. With Italian police inspector Sandro Guidi at his facet, Bora units off to set up the reality. varied as they're, the 2 males confront crime, struggle, and dictatorship within the understanding that the glory of guy comes at a value past all imagination.

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The Blessings

By Elise Juska

"Bursting with clever observations."

-J. Courtney Sullivan, writer of The Engagements and Maine

"Gleams like a jewel."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Stunning. . . designated and unforgettable."
Hailed via Stewart O'Nan as "deft and delicate" and as the best books of 2014 via the Philadelphia Inquirer, Elise Juska's THE advantages is a unprecedented novel approximately a typical kin. The benefits rally round each other in occasions of party and people of sorrow, coming jointly for departures and arrivals, whereas its participants harbor inner most struggles and moments of private pleasure. university scholar Abby ponders homesickness in her first semester clear of her Philadelphia domestic, whereas her cousin Stephen commits a petty act of violence that takes a shocking flip, and their aunt Lauren faces a trouble in her storybook marriage she may well by no means have foreseen. throughout the lens of 1 unforgettable family members, this superbly relocating novel explores how our households outline us and the way we form them in go back.

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Death By A HoneyBee (Josiah Reynolds Mystery 1)

By Abigail Keam

Dying by means of A HoneyBee is a Gold Medal winner from Readers' favourite and a Finalist within the united states booklet information most sensible e-book record of 2011. Josiah Reynolds, a former artwork background professor, used to be a star with wealth, social place, and a well-known husband. Now all of that's long past. The professor unearths her situations enormously altered. Retired, Josiah is now a whole time beekeeper attempting to remain financially afloat by means of promoting honey on the neighborhood Farmers marketplace. She unearths her international grew to become the other way up whilst a guy is located useless in her bee backyard, merely to find that the sufferer is her competitor and nemesis. The police suspect the brutal demise is homicide and Josiah is their #1 suspect. She is decided to determine who's attempting to body her, with her assistant, Matt, who's 20 years her junior and homosexual, and her attorney, Shaneika, a African-American girl, rumored to be a descendant of a traditionally admired Lexington family members. Josiah s strong yet secretive daughter pops out and in of her mom s existence, pulling strings to guard her mom from probability. Set within the attractive horse state of the Bluegrass, Josiah makes the rounds of quirky characters that may purely be present in Kentucky. scuffling with an unseen enemy within the glamorous global of Thoroughbreds, oak-cured bourbon and antebellum plantation homes, Josiah struggles to discover the reality in a urban that retains its secrets and techniques good.

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The House in Paris

By Elizabeth Bowen

While eleven-year-old Henrietta arrives on the Fishers’ well-appointed condo in Paris, she is ready to spend her day among trains sorted via an outdated good friend of her grandmother’s. Henrietta longs to work out a couple of points of interest within the international urban; little does she understand what attention-grabbing secrets and techniques the Fisher condominium itself contains.
For Henrietta reveals that her stopover at coincides with that of Leopold, an severe baby who has come to Paris to be brought to the mummy he hasn't ever identified. during a unmarried day, the kinfolk among Leopold, Henrietta’s agitated hostess Naomi Fisher, Leopold’s mysterious mom, his lifeless father, and the death matriarch in mattress upstairs, come to gentle slowly and tantalizingly. And while Henrietta leaves the home that night, it really is in ownership of the type of grave wisdom often reserved just for adults. one among Elizabeth Bowen’s so much crafty and psychologically acute novels, The condominium in Paris is a undying masterpiece of nuance and surroundings, and represents the superior of Bowen’s celebrated oeuvre.

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The Dark Arena

By Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo received foreign popularity of The Godfather and his different Mafia novels. yet earlier than growing these masterpieces, Puzo wrote his first acclaimed novel The darkish Arena–an incredible tale of a war-scarred younger American in a conflict opposed to corruption and betrayal. . . .

After coming domestic on the finish of global battle II, Walter Mosca reveals himself too stressed for his civilian function in the USA. So he returns to Germany to discover the lady he had as soon as loved–and to begin a few form of lifestyles in a vanquished nation. yet prior to Walter stretches a dismal panorama of defeat and intrigue, as he succumbs to the corrupting impacts of a malevolent time. Now he enters a unique form of conflict, one during which he needs to make a fateful decision–between love and ambition, ardour and greed, lifestyles and demise. . . .

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel

By Gabrielle Zevin

"Funny, gentle, and relocating, The Storied lifetime of A. J. Fikry reminds us all precisely why we learn and why we love."*

A. J. Fikry’s existence isn't really in any respect what he anticipated it to be. He lives on my own, his bookshop is experiencing the worst revenues in its background, and now his prized ownership, a unprecedented choice of Poe poems, has been stolen. but if a mysterious package deal seems on the bookstall, its unforeseen arrival supplies Fikry the opportunity to make his existence over--and see every little thing anew.

“This novel has humor, romance, a marginally of suspense, yet so much of all love--love of books and bookish humans and, particularly, all of humanity in its imperfect glory.” -- Eowyn Ivey, writer of The Snow Child

“Marvelously confident in regards to the way forward for books and bookstores and the folks who love both.” -- The Washington Post

“You won’t wish it to end.” -- Family Circle

“A normal for publication groups.” -- Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A reader’s paradise of the 1st order.” -- The Buffalo News

“A enjoyable, page-turning delight.” -- Minneapolis megastar Tribune

“Captures the enjoyment of connecting humans and books . . . Irresistible.” -- Booklist

“A incredible, relocating, endearing tale of redemption and transformation that would sing on your center for a truly, very lengthy time.” -- Garth Stein, writer of The paintings of Racing within the Rain

“Readers who thrilled within the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The not going Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, and Letters from Skye should be both captivated by means of this novel.” —*Library Journal, starred overview

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Plague Zone (the Plague Year trilogy Book 3)

By Jeff Carlson

"I cannot look ahead to the movie."
-Sacramento information & Review

After surviving the Archos plague and the wars that undefined, Ruth Goldman and Cam Najarro locate peace in a village hidden within the Rockies, however the race for weaponized nanotech has speeded up. the US is hit via new nano plague. Aided via a small team of acquaintances and opponents, Ruth and Cam needs to become aware of the resource of the contagion... an outdated enemy they believed dead...

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The Girls of Gettysburg

Pickett's cost, the suicidal attack led via Robert E. Lee at the final day of the conflict of Gettysburg, used to be a valiant attempt yet gorgeous defeat for the insurgent military. It serves because the robust climax of this Civil battle novel, advised from the viewpoints of 3 girls.

Twelve-year-old Annie Gordon, disguised as a boy, sells herself instead soldier and joins the Portsmouth Rifles of the ninth Virginia Infantry as they march north to Gettysburg. In Gettysburg lives fourteen-year-old Tillie Pierce, the frivolous daughter of an area service provider whose romanticized suggestion of conflict is straight away disabused while the scuffling with starts. additionally in Gettysburg are Grace Bryan and her father, who refuse to escape with the opposite loose blacks who worry that the rebels will arrest them as fugitive slaves.

This gripping novel follows the fates of those women, fates that mirror the tragedies and triumphs, the humanity, heartache, and heroism of this so much dreadful Civil conflict battle.

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Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America, The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, and In Watermelon Sugar

By Richard Brautigan

An omnibus version of 3 counterculture classics via Richard Brautigan that include the spirit of the 1960s


Trout Fishing in America is by means of turns a hilarious, playful, and depression novel that wanders from San Francisco via America's rural waterways; In Watermelon Sugar expresses the temper of a brand new new release, revealing demise as a spot the place humans shuttle the size in their goals, rejecting violence and hate; and The tablet as opposed to the Springhill Mine Disaster is a suite of approximately a hundred poems, first released in 1968.

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