Band of sisters : a novel
April, 1917. The Smith College Club is looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine. Kate Moran reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit. The group, including two trailblazing female doctors, arrives in France armed with money, supplies, and good intentions -- all of which immediately go astray. The château that was to be their headquarters is a half-burnt ruin; women and children huddle in damp cellars, their crops destroyed and their wells poisoned. As the Smith volunteers cope with the hardships and terrors of the war, Kate and her colleagues find themselves navigating old rivalries and new betrayals which threaten the very existence of the Unit.
The Wrong Family : A Novel
"Have you ever been wrong about someone? Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch. Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son - the perfect life. Only now that she's living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling façade are too deep to ignore. Still, she isn't one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel...She shouldn't get involved. She really shouldn't. But this could be her chance to make a few things right.Because if you thought Juno didn't have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too."--Publisher.
From the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist comes an inspiring story about a young man seeking wisdom from an elder, and the teachings imparted along the way. In The Archer we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, and the boy who comes searching for him. The boy has many questions, and in answering them Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenants of a meaningful life. Coelho's story suggests that living without a connection between action and soul cannot fulfill; and that a life constricted by fear of rejection is not one worth living. He pushes us as readers to take risks, build courage, and embrace the many unexpected turns in life. Paulo Coelho captures in these pages values that are the framework for a rewarding life: hard work, passion, thoughtfulness, the willingness to fail, and the urge to live a life of good intentions, drive, and heart. A short, powerful, and resonant work.
Disappear doppelg©Þnger disappear : a novel
"Matt Kim is always tired. He keeps passing out. His cat is dead. His wife and daughter have left him. He's estranged from his adoptive family. People bump into him on the street as if he isn't there. He is pretty sure he's disappearing. His girlfriend, Yumi, is less convinced. But then she runs into someone who looks exactly like her, and her doppelg©łger turns out to have dated someone who looks exactly like Matt. Escept the other Matt was superior in every way. He was clever, successful, generous, and beloved--until one day he suddenly and completely vanished without warning. How can Matt Kim protect his existence when a better version of him wasn't able to? Or is his worse life a reason for his survival?"--
Oligarchy : a novel
This is a novel about power, privilege and peer pressure. When Tash, daughter of a Russian oligarch, is sent to an English boarding school, she is new to the strange rituals of the girls there. Theirs is a world of strict pecking orders, eating disorders and Instagram angst. While she spends her time with the other girls at the lake and the stables, a hand-picked few are invited to join the Headmaster at his house for extra lessons. Then her friend Bianca mysteriously vanishes, and quickly the routines of her dorm-mates seem darker and more alien than ever before.
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behavior on his own turf--only to have the FBI and the DOJ ask him to stand down--in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author C.J. Box.
The giver of stars
"‘Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.’England, late 1930s, and Alice Wright – restless, stifled – makes an impulsive decision to marry wealthy American Bennett van Cleve and leave her home and family behind.But stuffy, disapproving Baileyville, Kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife, and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.That is, until she meets Margery O’Hare – daughter of a notorious felon and a troublesome woman the town wishes to forget.Margery’s on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor and lost – and she needs Alice’s help.Trekking alone under big open skies, through wild mountain forests, Alice, Margery and their fellow sisters of the trail discover freedom, friendship – and a life to call their own.But when Baileyville turns against them, will their belief in one another – and the power of the written word – be enough to save them?"--