Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.
Puller seems like a machine which is part of his charm, but through out the novel he cracks a bit revealing his humanity. This fast-paced story kept me on my toes with many twists and turns. The ending was very satisfying. This is the first in a series of books featuring Agent John Puller.
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I'd advise you to read them in order because each one builds on the one before. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house as an indentured servant. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.
Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk. Some have called it "Gone With The Wind" turned upside down. I call it a great read! These memoirs are at times brutally honest, but at the same time uplifting and optimistic.
These are the memoirs of Jennifer Worth who was a nurse and midwife in the 's in the harsh and unforgiving tenements of London's East End. This book reads like a novel. The author paints a fascinating picture of an important time in history. This book is a treasure. I opened it up and got instantly caught in all the different items that people leave in books.
Left-behind letters were especially interesting to read as they made me wonder about the person who wrote them way back when and the recipient who used it as a book mark. A wonderful book! In Stitches takes readers from his childhood through medical school and into his medical practice. Along with his book, he's gotten attention for making numerous appearances on national TV shows. A lot of people watch shows like Grey's Anatomy and House , and they think they have an idea of what it's like, but most of those are not written by doctors.
They're written by writers and people who have not been through it. With the book In Stitches , I really wanted to expose the underbelly, the truth of what it's like to go through medical school and to transform, once again, from that college kid to a doctor, and my medical school is at Michigan State. So, there's a lot of professors and people that students may actually recognize. I really enjoyed this book.
I found this memoir by turns touching , hilarious and provocative. Don't miss this great little gem! I'd never read anything by Amy Bloom, but always meant to. When a friend of mine recommended Away , I thought I'd give her a try. The timing was right because I'd just finished a book and had no promising prospects on the horizon.
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And I'm glad I did. What a literary ride! This novel is the stuff that book clubs dream of. When her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian comes to America alone, determined to make her way in a new land.
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When word comes that her daughter, Sophie, might still be alive, Lillian embarks on an odyssey that takes her from the world of the Yiddish theater on New York's Lower East Side, to Seattle's Jazz District, and up to Alaska, along the fabled Telegraph Trail toward Siberia.
By turns the story is comic and tragic. The author dazzles the reader with her brilliant use of language. My favorite technique that Bloom employs is the way she works the future of each character into the story as that person leaves the plot. It is very interesting and quite satisfying because as you read, you never need wonder what happened to someone after our heroine leaves them. I don't know if she uses this in all of her books, but it is interesting enough to make me pick up another title, just to find out.
Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that appeared in the yard earlier that day.
Around its neck is his mother's pink scarf. So begins, The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. This is a suspenseful, dare I say, terrifying crime novel that has succeeded in making me suspicious of snowmen. It's a good thing that we didn't get much snow this season. I spent some time dancing around this novel. I was drawn to it because I know Patchett to be a magical writer. But I was reluctant to read it because it would take me to the Amazon jungle and I don't like hot sweltering weather, big spiders or snakes. However, after several months of watching other people take the book home and bring it back without complaint, I gave in.
And I'm so glad I did. Yes, it was hotter than last July and filled with giant hard shelled bugs, but it didn't matter. I was hooked!
A reviewer for NPR summed up the plot very nicely. Annick Swenson. Swenson has been in the wild 10 years, working to unlock the secret to the prolonged fertility of an isolated Amazonian tribe. The women of that tribe give birth well into their 70s, and if the fertility chemical found in a rare tree bark can be distilled and made available back in the States, it will be, as Marina's deceased co-worker once said, "menstruation everlasting With so little to lose, Marina sets off for the Amazon This wild, adventurous tale of friendship and responsibility was surprising and deeply satisfying.
Set in New York City in , Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year- old named Katey Kontent.
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Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future. The story opens on New Year's Eve in a Greenwich Village jazz bar, where Katey and her boardinghouse roommate Eve happen to meet Tinker Grey, a handsome banker with royal blue eyes and a ready smile.
This chance encounter and its startling consequences cast Katey off her current course, but end up providing her unexpected access to the rarified offices of Conde Nast and a glittering new social circle. Befriended in turn by a shy, principled multimillionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow who is ahead of her times, Katey has the chance to experience first hand the poise secured by wealth and station, but also the aspirations, envy, disloyalty, and desires that reside just below the surface. Even as she waits for circumstances to bring Tinker back into her orbit, she will learn how individual choices become the means by which life crystallizes loss.
This enjoyable erudite debut novel has the feel of a Fitzgerald story. In fact, as I was reading it, I half expected him or Zelda to show up in the pages. When my husband and I traveled to Tennessee for vacation recently, we listened to Carol Burnett's memoir, This Time Together , and enjoyed it very much. I grew up watching her variety show every Saturday night, and it was fascinating to hear how the show was created and her cast members were selected.
She also tells stories about her childhood and upbringing as well as her rise in show business. She shares remembrances, both hilarious and heartbreaking, about Garry Moore, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Jim Nabors, Jimmy Stewart, television executives, her infamous Tarzan yell, her washerwoman character who closed each show, and the death of her daughter.
The best thing about this Talking Book on five compact discs is that the listeners feel as if Carol is talking directly to them, friend to friend. His memoir covers his childhood and family life, and his careers as a radio announcer, a song-and-dance man, a Broadway star, a movie star, and a major star of his own television show during the early 's, as well as his performances later in life.
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It is always fun to hear the stories about how TV shows and movies are made and the backstage experiences. Dick Van Dyke's life has been filled with both joys and sorrows, just like everyone's. He considers himself a lucky man, having had a wonderful career doing what he loves as well as a beloved extended family.
He continues his lifelong passion to entertain and still performs for delighted audiences. Nick has returned to his old home town of Boston to set up his own shop. There he's urgently summoned by an old family friend.
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