The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
Iris Lockhart is busy tending to the everyday business of her vintage clothing shop and her complicated love affairs when she received a stunning phone call. Her Great aunt Esme, whom she never even knew existed, is being released from a psychiatric hospital where she has been locked away for over sixty year. Esme has been labeled harmless, same enough to coexist with the rest of the world. but why has her family never mentioned her, and what is the secret of her virtually wiped-out past? If Iris takes her in, what dangerous truths might she inherit?
What Shamu Taught Me about Life, Love and Marriage by Amy Sutherland
While observing exotic animal trainers for her acclaimed book, Kicked, Bitten and Scratched, journalist Amy Sutherland had an epiphany: what if she used these training techniques with the human animals in her own life?
The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs, world-renowned for his work around the globe advising economies in crisis, here draws on his twenty-five years of expertise to offer a uniquely informed vision of the keys to economic success in the world today and the steps that are necessary to achieve prosperity for all.
Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
It only takes three little words to break free from the past.
Ashely Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster-care system. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed-and in doing so, discover the power of her own voice.
Storming Las Vegas by John Huddy
Immediately gripping and thoroughly harrowing, Storming Las Vegas tells the story of a remarkable true-life crime spree-a story that was previously quashed so as not to disturb tourism, in the ultimate proof of “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”.
The Dark Lantern by Gerri Brightwell
The Bentley’s London household is in a state of flux. The elderly matron is on her deathbed; so her son, recently returned from France, is acting as the new master of the house. Busy developing a reputation in anthropometry, the science of identifying criminals by body measurements, he is unaware of the secrets the women in the household-the mysterious woman who claims to the the bride of his dead brother, the new maid from the country, and even his own wife-keep from him.
Empire Howard Hughes, the Life, the Legend, and Madness by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele.
Howard Hughes lived one of the greatest, most heroic, misunderstood, mysterious, bizarre, and tragic lives in American history. In this brilliantly documented biography, the mythology that surrounded that life is disentangled from the truth.
After Fidel by Brian latell
In this compelling behind-the-scenes account, former top CIA officer and Cuba expert Brian Latell examines the extraordinary Castro brothers and the impending dynastic succession of Fidel’s younger brother, Raul. Exploring the brothers’ remarkable relationship, he reveals how Fidel and Raul have collaborated, divided responsibilities, and resolved disagreements for more than forty-six years-a challenge that the little-known Raul has been an insignificant player.
Black Monday by Bob Reiss
This gripping high-concept thriller about a virus that is eating the world’s oil supply is reminiscent of Michael Crichton’s best. When a Muslim cleric predicts planes will fall from the sky, America braces for a terrorist attack. But when the prediction proves true, the real cause is far more terrifying: a microbe that eats oil, effectiely destroying all gas-operated mechanisms.
A Life At Work The Joy of Discovering What You were Born to Do by Thomas Moore
In exploring the strong desire in all of us to feel fulfilled by our work, Moore offers no charts or questionnaires but rather a personal, contemplative guide to traversing obstacles such as inflated egos, despair, and fear that prevent us from finding purpose in our careers. He also shares the struggles of great thinkers and artists who grappled with uncertainty before finding their calling.
Winged Creatures by Roy Freirich
Winged Creatures is the startling and intimate story of six survivors of a gun massacre. Hidden under a table, teenagers Anne and Jimmy watched as the gunman indiscriminately murdered Ann’s father and others, then himself. Struggling to understand her father’s death, Anne experiences a virulent religious conversion. Jimmy ceases to speak, protecting a secret that he and Anne share until it nearly destroys him and his fractured family.
The Teapot Dome Scandal by Laton McCartney
The Teapot dome Scandal of the early 1920′s was all about oil-hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of petroleum. when the scandal finally broke, the consequences were tremendous. President Hardin’s legacy was forever tarnished , while “Oil Cabinet” member Albert Fall was forced to resign and was imprisoned for a years. Others implicated in the affair suffered prison terms, commitment to mental hospitals, suicide, and even murder.
The Brothers K by David James Duncan
The Chance family is wild about baseball and cantankerous about religion. Papa is a gifted by luckless minor-leagues pitcher whose big-league hopes are fading. Mama clings obsessively to her religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past. And the four chance brothers, coming of age during one of the country’s most bewildering decades, each must choose their own way to deal with what the world has become.
(Taken from book covers)