Jubilee 50th Anniversary Edition

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Mariner Books #ad - A 50th anniversary edition of margaret Walker's best-selling classic with a foreword by Nikki Giovanni “Chronicles the triumph of a free spirit over many kinds of bondage. New york times book review jubilee tells the true story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress. Vyry bears witness to the south’s antebellum opulence and to its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction.

Weaving her own family’s oral history with thirty years of research, Margaret Walker’s novel brings the everyday experiences of slaves to light. Jubilee churns with the hunger, the struggles, the hymns, and the very breath of American history.

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Into the Light The Light Series Book 1

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Thomas & Mercer #ad - There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel. As sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she’s awakened to—an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience—and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can’t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth.

Sara adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light. Stella montgomery investigates the news from the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. But enlightenment always comes with a price….

Into the Light The Light Series Book 1 #ad - When her best friend disappears, stella digs for answers—despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend—following a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts.

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Native Son

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. Set in chicago in the 1930s, wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.

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Every Last One: A Novel

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Random House #ad - Bonus: this edition contains an Every Last One discussion guide and an excerpt from Anna Quindlen's Blessings. Mary beth latham has built her life around her family, around caring for her three teenage children and preserving the rituals of their daily life. When one of her sons becomes depressed, Mary Beth focuses on him, only to be blindsided by a shocking act of violence.

. What happens afterward is a testament to the power of a woman’s love and determination, and to the invisible lines of hope and healing that connect one human being to another. Ultimately,  every last one is a novel about facing every last one of the things we fear the most, as rendered in Anna Quindlen’s mesmerizing prose, about finding ways to navigate a road we never intended to travel.

Every Last One: A Novel #ad - Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Novel P.S.

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Open Road Media #ad - She has a plan for them all, whom they will love, including how they will live, and what sacrifices they will make to uphold her ideals. When the girls reach adulthood and begin to find their own destinies, Jean Brodie’s indelible imprint is a gift to some, and a curse to others. The prime of miss jean brodie is spark’s masterpiece, a novel that offers one of twentieth-century English literature’s most iconic and complex characters—a woman at once admirable and sinister, benevolent and conniving.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Muriel Spark including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s archive at the National Library of Scotland.  . Muriel spark’s timeless classic about a controversial teacher who deeply marks the lives of a select group of students in the years leading up to World War II"Give me a girl at an impressionable age, a magnetic, dubious, and she is mine for life!” So asserts Jean Brodie, and sometimes comic teacher at the conservative Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Novel P.S. #ad - Brodie selects six favorite pupils to mold—and she doesn’t stop with just their intellectual lives.

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Doc: A Novel

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Random House #ad - In search of high-stakes poker, the couple hits the saloons of Dodge City. John henry holliday arrives on the Texas frontier hoping that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Soon, a high-strung, mária katarina harony, with few job prospects, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally with his partner, classically educated Hungarian whore.

And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and a fearless lawman named Wyatt Earp begins— before the gunfight at the O. K. Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology—when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety. National bestseller born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr.

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The Thin Red Line The World War II Trilogy Book 2

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Open Road Media #ad - The unit’s captain is too intelligent and sensitive for the job, his first sergeant is half mad, and the enlisted men begin the campaign gripped by cowardice. James jones fought in that battle, and The Thin Red Line is his haunting portrait of men and war. The soldiers of c-for-Charlie Company are not cast from the heroic mold.

. Jones’s moving portrayal of the Pacific combat experience stands among the great literature of World War II. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author’s estate. Jones’s classic novel of the battle of guadalcanal: a portrait of American soldiers facing the horror of war in intense jungle combat In August of 1942 the first American marines charged Guadalcanal, igniting a six-month battle for two thousand square miles of jungle and sand.

The Thin Red Line The World War II Trilogy Book 2 #ad - In that gruesome stretch sixty thousand Americans made the jump from boat to beach, and one in nine did not return.

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Serena: A Novel P.S.

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - The year is 1929, and newlyweds george and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her.

Although george has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains—but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.

Serena: A Novel P.S. #ad - Rash's masterful balance of violence and beauty yields a riveting novel that, at its core, tells of love both honored and betrayed.

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Hidden

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Told through the three voices of jeff, tish, and Claire, the repercussions of our personal choices, Hidden explores the complexity of relationships, and the responsibilities we have to the ones we love. While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Reeling from her loss, and the arrival of jeff’s estranged brother, well-meaning family members, Claire must comfort her grieving son as well as contend with funeral arrangements, who was her ex-boyfriend.

. Two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Tish volunteers to attend the funeral on her company’s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff’s life.

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Church of Marvels: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - On the ward she meets another young woman of ethereal beauty who does not speak, a girl with an extraordinary talent that might save them both. As these strangers’ lives become increasingly connected, their stories and secrets unfold. A ravishing first novel, where the lives of four outsiders become entwined, tumultuous turn-of-the-century New York City, set in vibrant, bringing irrevocable change to them all.

New york, 1895. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where she belongs. Odile church and her beautiful sister, belle, were raised amid the applause and magical pageantry of The Church of Marvels, their mother’s spectacular Coney Island sideshow. Sylvan threadgill, a night soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby in the muck.

Church of Marvels: A Novel #ad - In magnetic, full of wondrous enchantments, Leslie Parry offers a richly atmospheric vision of the past in a narrative of astonishing beauty, luminous prose, a marvelous debut that will leave readers breathless. Moving from the coney island seashore to the tenement-studded streets of the Lower East Side, a spectacular human circus to a brutal, Church of Marvels takes readers back to turn-of-the-century New York—a city of hardship and dreams, terrifying asylum, love and loneliness, hope and danger.

Now belle, the family’s star, has vanished into the bowels of Manhattan, leaving Odile alone and desperate to find her. A young woman named alphie awakens to find herself trapped across the river in Blackwell’s Lunatic Asylum—sure that her imprisonment is a ruse by her husband’s vile, overbearing mother.

But the church has burnt to the ground, their mother dead in its ashes.

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Chasing the Sun: A Novel

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Then he learns that the unthinkable has happened: she’s been kidnapped. Andres struggles to maintain the illusion of control while simultaneously scrambling to collect his wife’s ransom, tending to the needs of his two young children, and reconnecting with an old friend who may hold the key to his past and his wife’s future.

Set in lima, peru, in a time of civil and political unrest, this evocative page-turner is a perfect marriage of domestic drama and suspense. Or will he?as marabela slips farther away, Andres must decide whether they still have something worth fighting for, and exactly what he’ll give up to bring her home.

Chasing the Sun: A Novel #ad - . Andres suspects his wife has left him—again. Too much time and too many secrets have come between Andres and Marabela, but now that she’s gone, he’ll do anything to get her back. And unfortunately, the decision isn’t entirely up to him, or up to the private mediator who moves into the family home to negotiate with the terrorists holding Marabela.

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