LETTER FROM A STRANGER It seemed to be a simple business letter: an invitation to appraise some family heirlooms. But it threatened to change the course of Alison's entire life and destroy the fragile happiness to which she clung so zealously. For the mansion to which it took her was filled with thinly veiled hatreds--and disturbing secrets about the past of the man she loved. Secrets that could injure him deeply, and chill her heart...
And what happens when Bernie Karp, the impressionable fifteen-year-old son of the couple in whose home the rabbi lies frozen, inadvertently thaws out the ancient man? Such are the questions raised in this wickedly funny and ingenious novel by author Steve Stern, who, according to the Washington Post Book World, belongs in the company of such writers as Stanley Elkin, Cynthia Ozick, Michael Chabon, Mark Helprin, and Philip Roth, all of them "innovative and restless practitioners of contemporary American-Jewish fantasy." When the rabbi comes fully and mischievously to life, Bernie finds himself on an unexpected odyssey to understand his heritage (Jewish), his role in life (nebbish hero), and his destiny (to ensure the rabbi’s future). And the reader enters the lives of the people who struggled to transport the holy man’s block of ice, surviving pogroms, a transatlantic journey (in steerage, of course), an ice-house fire in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and finally, a train trip to the city on the Mississippi.
An epic novel in the spirit of Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Steve Stern's The Frozen Rabbi is a wildly entertaining yet deeply thoughtful look at the burdens inherent in handing down traditions from one generation to the next.
In the fourth installment of USA Today bestselling author Bree Wolf's emotionally charged 'Love's Second Chance Series', Connor mustfind a way to break through Henrietta's defenses...before the demons ofher childhood separate them for good. He forced her hand. Now, she will deny him her heart. After what her father did to her mother, Henrietta’s worst fears are to be realised when her uncle decides to marry her off to a Scot. Gentleman or not, Henrietta knows that at his core he is still a barbarian.
What will she suffer at the hands of this savage? Connor Brunwood, Marquis of Rodridge, can’t believe he fell head over heels in love with this thin, pale twig of a girl. However, the moment he saw her, he knew he had to make her his wife. If only she didn’t hate his guts! However, when his life is suddenly in danger, an assassin lying in wait, everything they thought they knew is put to the test. Will Henrietta betray her husband or stand by his side? Will she take the opportunity to rid herself of him forever? Or will she risk everything to save his life…as well as her heart? *Although certain characters appear in multiple books, 'Abandoned & Protected - The Marquis' Tenacious Wife' can be read as a stand-alone.
However, in order to avoid spoiler, I'd advise against reading them out of order. Love's Second Chance Series #1 Forgotten & Remembered - The Duke's Late Wife #2 Cursed & Cherished - The Duke's Wilful Wife #3 Despised & Desired - The Marquess' Passionate Wife #4 Abandoned & Protected - The Marquis' Tenacious Wife #5 Ruined & Redeemed - The Earl's Fallen Wife #6 Betrayed & Blessed - The Viscount's Shrewd Wife #7 Deceived & Honoured - The Baron's Vexing Wife (coming April 24, 2018) More to follow
Speedy in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson is the twenty-eighth Oz book and the 14th written by Thompson who took over as the "Royal Historian of Oz" upon Baum's death in 1920. According to the Oz Club's site, Thompsons Oz books usually have an American child acting as companion to a magical creature (usually a talking animal) to an obscure corner of Oz or one of the surrounding nations. There is also an element of romance, something that is more typically devoid of in the Baum books. Speedy in Oz cert
The history of Impressionism This is the only monograph to date covering the full scope of Impressionist painting. It outlines the history of Impressionism in France, addressing not only the work of the acknowledged masters, but also that of such unjustly neglected artists as Bazille, Caillebotte, Berthe Morisot or Lucien Pissarro. The monograph also examines the Impressionist movements which emerged in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern and South-East Europe, Italy, Spain, Britain and North America. A 64-page "Directory of Impressionism" is appended, containing bibliographies, portraits and biographical data on all 236 artists.
“I am at peace with God and all mankind.” —Harriet Tubman to Mary Talbert, on the occasion of their last visit, 1913 Now, from the award-winning novelist and biographer, an astonishing reimagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman—the “Moses of Her People.” During her lifetime Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, fund-raiser, cook, intelligence gatherer, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist. She was known both as Moses and as General Tubman. In Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life, Beverly Lowry goes beyond the familiar tales to create a portrait of Tubman in lively imagined vignettes that, as Lowry writes, “catch her on the fly” and portray her life as she herself might have presented it. Lowry offers readers an intimate look at Tubman’s early life firsthand: her birth as Araminta Ross in 1822 in Dorchester, Maryland; the harsh treatment she experienced growing up—including being struck with a two-pound iron when she was twelve years old; and her triumphant escape from slavery as a young woman and rebirth as Harriet Tubman. We travel with Tubman along the treacherous route of the Underground Railroad and hear of her friendships with Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and other abolitionists.
We accompany her to the battlefields of the Civil War, where she worked as a nurse and a cook and earned the name General Tubman, join her on slave-freeing raids in the heart of the Confederacy, and share her horror and sorrow as she witnesses the massacre of Colonel Shaw and the black soldiers of the 54th Regiment at Fort Wagner. Integrating extensive research and interviews with scholars and historians into a stunningly rich and mesmerizing chronicle, Lowry brings Tubman to life as never before. With 62 photographs, illustrations, and maps
Yuri Makurano ditimpa kemalangan beruntun. Pada hari yang sama dia ditinggalkan oleh pacarnya, neneknya sebagai satu-satunya keluarga yang dia miliki meninggal dunia, meninggalkan Yuri yang berusia 18 tahun sebatang kara. Namun, setelah menerima sepucuk surat yang dititipkan sang nenek untuknya, Yuri baru mengetahui bahwa ternyata ibunya masih hidup! Seolah itu belum cukup mengejutkannya, setiba di rumah ibunya, Yuri juga memiliki tiga orang saudara tiri!