Sol is a gifted but also terrifying six year old; his mother believes he is destined for greatness. He has a birthmark, like his dad, his grandmother and great-grandmother. But when they all make an unexpected trip to Germany, terrible secrets emerge about their family’s story during World War II. Perhaps birthmarks are not all that has been passed down through this family. With its domestic focus but epic scope, Fault Lines is a compelling, touching often funny novel about four generations of children and their parents. From California to New York, from Haifa to Toronto and Munich, the secrets unwind back through time, the present haunted by the past, until we reach the devastating truth. Nancy Huston tells a riveting, vigorous tale, in which love, music and faith rage against the shape of evil.
A group of cosmopolitan friends in midlife gather in New England for a Thanksgiving dinner. When it begins to snow they become trapped. With the exception of an enigmatic outsider, a young trophy wife, they all know too much about each other, their weak points and failures.
Beauty is only skin deep. Popularity goes much deeper. . . . Appearances can be deceiving. Sam Klein’s found that out firsthand. All she wanted was to be popular. But sometimes what we want is the absolute worst thing for us. Sam discovers that Kylie, It-girl of Woodlawn High, owes her popular status not to her expensive clothes, highlighted hair, and spot on the cheerleading squad but to a magical second skin. Nobody can actually see it—but they can feel it. And if you’re wearing the skin, you feel incredible. Invincible. Popularity is yours. So Sam stole the skin from Kylie. Now she’s the most popular girl at school, while Kylie’s social life takes a serious hit. Sam can barely recognize herself. Her old geek clique is history—but are her new friends really people she can count on? The skin is clinging tighter to her each day . . . can Sam get it off before it’s too late? From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Friend for Dragon
Dragon becomes such close friends with an apple that he deeply mourns its loss and is overjoyed when more grow to take its place.
Instruments of Darkness
Instruments of Darknessis the story of Nada, a divorced American writerwho begins to come to terms with her past through research ofanother woman's life. Barbe Durand, a courageous young Frenchmaidservant from the 1700s, is the woman Nada is researching.Setting out to give Barbe's story life, Nada ends up sharing herown life story, one of an alcoholic father and mentally unstablemother. Beautifully written, thisnovel will inspire you to accept life's hardships.
By His Majesty s Grace
The Three Graces of Graydon are well-born sisters bearing an ominous curse: any man betrothed to them without love is doomed to die. Much to her chagrin, Lady Isabel Milton has been given to Earl Rand Braesford—a reward from the Tudor king for his loyalty to the throne. The lusty nobleman quickly claims his husbandly rights, an experience Isabel scarcely hoped to enjoy so much. But youth and strength may not save Braesford from his bride's infamous curse… Accused of a heinous crime with implications that reach all the way to King Henry himself, Braesford is imprisoned in the Tower, and Isabel is offered her salvation—but for a price. She has the power to seal his fate, have him sent to the executioner and be freed from her marriage bonds. Yet the more Isabel learns of Rand, the less convinced she is of his guilt, and she commits to discover the truth about the enigmatic husband she never expected to love.
It s Ugly Out There
Jenny and Vicky are super-cute girls who are willing to do almost anything to be the center of attention--the third wheel of the group is the too-tall, plain Karine, who is in love with Dan and remains oblivious to the nasty tricks her so-called friends are playing on her in order to nip her romance in the bud. Original.
The peaceful Eldarin were the last of three ancient races. The mystical Oltor, healers and poets, had fallen before the dread power of the cruel and sadistic Daroth. Yet in one awesome night the invincible Daroth had vanished from the face of the earth. Gone were their cities, their armies, their terror. The Great Northern Desert was their only legacy. Not a trace remained for a thousand years... The War of the Pearl had raged for seven years and the armies of the four Duchies were exhausted and weary of bloodshed. But the foremost of the Dukes, Sirano of Romark, possessed the Eldarin Pearl and was determined to unravel its secrets. Then on one unforgettable day a dark mon rose above the Great Northern Desert, and a black tidal wave swept across the land. In moments the desert had vanished beneath lush fields and forests and a great city could be seen glittering in the morning sunlight. From this city re-emerged the blood-hungry Daroth, powerful and immortal, immune to spear and sword. They had only one desire: to rid the world of humankind for ever. Now the fate of the human race rests on the talents of three heroes: Karis, warrior-woman and strategist; Tarantio, the deadliest swordsman of the age; and Duvodas the Healer, who will learn a terrible truth.
Children of Gebelaawi
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Old threats that could spell doom for the X-men are over but more deadly threats are appearing in places that seem unlikely.