Search results for: Ellen L.
Monday, 17 December 2018 11:51

Once Upon a River

A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can it be explained by science?

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 17:52

The Kinship of Secrets

The story of two sisters separated by the Korean War follows Miran, who grows up living with her parents in a prosperous American suburb, and her sister Inja who struggles with life in war-torn Korea and ties to a family she doesn't remember.

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Monday, 26 November 2018 14:33

Unsheltered (Audio)

The story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred, whether family or friends, and in the strength of the human spirit. Read by the author.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 14:52

A Separation

Separating from her faithless husband, only to be drawn into the investigation of his disappearance, a young woman travels to a remote region of the southern Peloponnese, where she traces the failure of the relationship and discovers how little she knew about the man she once loved. At once cool and burning, the author's probing psychological tale benefits from its narrator's precise observations and nimble use of language.

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 14:19

Becoming

An intimate and uplifting memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 15:42

The Dream Daughter

When Carly Sears discovers that her unborn baby has a heart defect, she is devastated, but her physicist brother-in-law tells her there may be a way to save her baby, if she takes a leap of faith. This is a page-turning crowd-pleaser.

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Monday, 05 November 2018 12:22

Lies

Believing his wife has been threatened, Joe Lynch enters into a confrontation with his neighbor, which spins out of control when the neighbor goes missing and Joe becomes the prime suspect.

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Monday, 05 November 2018 12:17

She Would Be King

Reimagines the story of Liberia's early years through three individuals who share an uncommon bond, as they navigate the tense relationship between African American settlers and the indigenous tribes.

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 16:13

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A BBC radio producer finds herself targeted by dangerous individuals from her past as a World War II espionage monitor for MI5. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

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Monday, 24 September 2018 13:48

Codename Villanelle

Villanelle (a codename, of course) is one of the world's most skilled assassins. A catlike psychopath whose love for the creature comforts of her luxurious lifestyle is second only to her love of the game, she specializes in murdering the world's richest and most powerful. But when she murders an influential Russian politician, she draws a relentless foe to her tail. Codename Villanelle is a sleek, fast-paced international thriller and is the inspiration for the TV sensation Killing Eve, starring Sandra Oh.

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