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Having left her hometown years before with her world shattered and her illegitimate baby dead, Shelby Cole decides to return home when she begins to receive anonymous letters that claim that her daughter is alive.
Harriet Vane's Oxford reunion is shadowed by a rash of bizarre pranks and malicious mischief that include beautifully worded death threats, burnt effigies and vicious poison-pen letters, and Harriet finds herself and Lord Peter Wimsey challenged by an elusive set of clues.
Mary Breydon knew how to get things done. Raised on a Virginia plantation, she learned how to care for livestock, respect her workers, and keep good books. But after her husband is killed, she must make a living running a stagecoach station on the Cherokee Trail. Mary faces challenges that even the men eagerly anticipating her failure would have a difficult time overcoming.
The story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of the Victorian novel than to folklore, fairy tale, or myth. The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset by Dickens's creation of a dazzling contemporary world inhabited by some of his most brilliantly drawn characters-the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid known as the "Marchioness"; the mannish lawyer Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten mother-in-law; and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic energy makes a vivid counterpoint to Nell's purity.
When a spy plane gathering information on a new Russian weapon is shot down by a mysterious MiG, Deep Black, the covert operations team of the National Security Agency, is sent in to uncover the truth about the incident, as former Marine sniper Charlie Dean and ex-Delta Force trooper Lia DeFrancesca stumble upon a plot to assassinate the Russian president and overthrow the government.
"Lady Alethea Vaughn Channing is haunted by a vision of a man in danger, the same man who she has seen in dreams time and time again. She doesn't even know his name, and yet she feels the connection between them, knows she is the only one standing between him and disaster. But rakish Lord Hartley Greville is capable of protecting himself, as he has proven more than once in his perilous work as a spy for the crown. If he's to carry out his duty, he'll need to put aside the achingly beautiful woman with the strange gift. And yet, when Alethea's visions reveal a plot that could endanger children, Hartley will not be able to ignore the destiny that binds them together, or resist the passion burning between them..."--Page  of cover.
Having lost her beloved valedictorian son in a tragic car accident, Alice Peterson begins to experience encouraging visions of her son, which are also witnessed by the late boy's troubled nine-year-old brother.
Deronda, a high-minded young man searching for his path in life, finds himself drawn by a series of dramatic encounters into two contrasting worlds: the English country-house life of Gwendolen Harleth, a high-spirited beauty trapped in an oppressive marriage, and the very different lives of a poor Jewish girl, Mirah, and her family. As Deronda uncovers the long-hidden secret of his own parentage, Eliot's moving and suspenseful narrative opens up a world of Jewish experience previously unknown to the Victorian novel.
Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.
Clark's Harbor was the perfect coastal haven, jealously guarded against outsiders. But now strangers have come to settle there. and a small boy is suddenly free of a frenzy that had gripped him since birth. His sister is haunted by fearful visions. And one by one, in violent, mysterious ways the strangers are dying. Never the townspeople.
While Paul Hood and his team are in Germany to buy technology for the Regional Op-Center, they uncover a shocking force behind Chaos Days, a time when neo-Nazi groups gather to spread violence and resurrect dead dreams.
Forensic psychologist-turned-sleuth Alex Delaware searches for a cold-blooded psychotic responsible for the brutal murders of a painter, a ballet dancer, a blues musician, a punk rock singer, and a concert pianist.
In a compelling portrait of real people in an unreal world, Danielle Steel uses Hollywood as a backdrop to reveal the dreams, the fears, and the expectations of a ceremony that unites all--and changes the lives of real men, women, and families forever.
"Bloodchild and Other Stories is renowned author Octavia E. Butler's only collection of shorter work and features the Hugo and Nebula award-winning stories "Bloodchild" and "Speech Sounds." These works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. Butler proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be proven wrong, and one of contemporary literature's strongest voices."--BOOK JACKET.
Lady Holly Taylor, a beautiful and passionate young woman, risks her reputation when she decides to follow rake Zachary Bronson into a scandalous but satisfying partnership.
Chronicles the lives of five remarkable characters as they discover the finer points of friendship, honesty, and understanding.
Carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States, Ice Station Grendel has been abandoned for more than seventy years-- or has it?
A policewoman in a small Florida community, Sloan Reynolds knows that her modest upbringing is a long way from the social whirl of Palm Beach, the world inhabited by her father and her sister, Paris. But when an FBI agent informers her that her father and his associates are suspected of fraud, conspiracy, and murder, Sloan agrees to accept the sudden invitation they extend to have her join them for the Palm Beach season.
"The bestselling author of Bowling Alone offers [an] ... examination of the American Dream in crisis--how and why opportunities for upward mobility are diminishing, jeopardizing the prospects of an ever larger segment of Americans"-- Provided by publisher.
Reclusive writer Bill Gray escapes his failed novel into a world of political violence and terror, in a story that journeys from New York, to London, Athens, and ultimately, the bombed-out city of Beirut.