"Corporate associate attorney Michael Elliot was summoned to the Davis & White office in New York City to oversee the cases left behind by a junior partner who committed suicide by throwing himself off the Brooklyn Bridge. The death is somehow connected to a deal with the elusive Trinity Corporation. But the only paperwork Michael can find relating to the company implicates him in a conspiracy involving offshore company embezzlement and inside trading. Now Michael is wanted by the authorities. And he has to figure out who set him up and why--or the next unexplained death may be his own..."
Patti Kim's fiction spins to life from the stories handed down by her parents about their native Korea.
Ahn Joo Cho had emigrated with her family to Virginia when she was seven. Two years later, a cab called Reliable takes away her mother and her infant brother forever.
Grade by grade in school, Ahn Joo matures within an alien society, excelling at creative writing as her home life with her old-fashioned father deteriorates. Language heals her, saves her.
As Ahn Joo enters womanhood, a heart-breaking secret finally sets her free to create her own heritage.
"Readers will have a lively time with Twitchell's provocative, original, controversial stance." --Publisher's Weekly
"[Twitchell cites] numerous examples of crassness, inanity and sheer disregard for the idea of quality in publishing, television and the movies...A veritable catalogue of vulgarity." --New York Times Book Review
"More horrifying than anything Stephen King could concoct." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Vividly dissects American entertainment." --Newsweek
"The best combination of profundity and pizazz this year." --Philadelphia Inquirer
Part story, part game, this is a book with a difference--one in which YOU become the hero!
Deep within the Crystal Caves of the Icefinger Mountains, the dreaded Snow Witch is plotting to bring on a new ice age. A brave trapper dies in your arms and lays the burden of his mission on your shoulders. But time is running out. Will YOU take up the challenge?
Two dice, a pencil and an eraser are all you need to make your journey. YOU decide which way to go, which dangers to risk, and which monsters to fight.
I flew through this book. I really enjoyed it and it was engrossing. The main character is 10 in 1982, just as I was, and the author hit the nail on the head about growing up in that time period. I was amazed at the little things I forgot about that were oh-so-true back then! I related to the character, even though my circumstances were different. I didn't find this book depressing at all -- it is a bit predictable -- but the symbolism in it really stands out. I would recommend this one to a friend. :)
"The wonders and adventures of Andre Norton's Witch World saga have thrilled millions. Now comes a new chronicle about the hidden realms of the Witch World...
The Darkness over Karsten: Ciara of Elmsgarth is only a small girl when the edict is issued by the Duke of Kars: KILL ALL WITH WITCH BLOOD, AND TAKE ALL THEY OWN. A greedy mob murders her family, but Ciara is protected by the powerful Lord Tarnoor and his son, Trovagh. Safe in the isolated, siege-proof citadel o f Aiskeep, Ciara and Trovagh grow, marry, raise children. Then the folly that grips Karsten worsens. Bigotry and corruption lead to crime, civil strife, ware, and poverty--and the rise of an evil sorcerer, a black mage on a vendetta to destroy all Ciara has, and everyone she holds dear..."
This book was one used in a college-level Children's Lit. class. It has all of the classic fairy tales as originally written, which are dark, but also has the history behind each tale. I wouldn't give this to a 9 year old as the pbs description notes this is for ages 9-12. It is more of an adult look at the history of the fairy tale. The actual tales in here would be ok for an older child, but the rest is written for adults. Very interesting!
First off, this is nothing like I thought it would be! It's about a teenage girl living in a Mennonite society in Canada, so I presumed the community would be like the Mennonites I'm familiar with here in Michigan. NO WAY! The main character smokes, drinks, swears, does crazy things like typical teenagers do. I don't know what I was expecting, but it certainly wasn't anything like this. Basically the story revolves around her teenage angst and her relationships (or lack thereof) with her dad and boyfriend and a couple of other people. A very strange book, I don't know if I'd necessarily recommend it but I wouldn't say it was bad either.
This book is broken up into 3 parts: Why Victory is So Important, Learning from History, and Moving Forward: Reclaiming the Future.
I already knew about a lot of Obama's past and also his current appointments, but to set it all down in one place really blew me away.
Also, I was young when Reagan was President, and seeing some excerpts of his speeches and learning about what his ideals really were all about -- and how they need to be brought back into today's society, really impressed me.
I don't watch Hannity's shows, and I only listen to him once in awhile, but this book was a very interesting read. Give it a chance!
This is described as a Large Print edition, but I can't find anything on the book claiming it to be large print. The print though, is larger than normal books, so I suppose it is...it's just not labeled on the book as such. This is a quick read and my first by Gibbons...I intend to read more by her.
I read the series back-to-back, and now have to face the fact that I'll have to wait for the next one. I think this book is one of the best in the series -- it definitely held my interest and threw in a few twists. Great writing!
"A storm is raging. A massive storm, filled with lightning, power...and terror. But inside one high-rise office building, all is silent. Moments before, the building was filled with Christmas parties and celebrating employees. Now it is empty. Everyone has vanished, disappeared into thin air. The only thing left behind--a severed human hand.
Detective Jack Cardiff and his squad are about to discover the living hell that is Darkfall, where the impossible and the insane become all too real, and where things that were once human become living nightmares. As the investigation proceeds, the full extent of the horror emerges, a horror beyond imagining, more fearsome than the howling storm that spawned it."
After reading the first two books in the series (Pink Carnation and Black Tulip), this one was a bit disappointing. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood but it didn't captivate me like the others. I did laugh out loud on more than a few occasions though, with my husband just shaking his head at me. :) I love the writing style and the author's transition from the spies in the 1800s to Eloise in the present. I definitely plan on continuing with the series, but my expectations aren't as high.