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Rooms by James L. Rubart

By James L. Rubart

On a wet spring day in Seattle, younger software program multi-millionaire Micah Taylor gets a cryptic, twenty-five-year-old letter from an exceptional uncle he by no means knew. It claims a house awaits him at the Oregon coast that may flip his global inside of out. Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon seashore to find a beautiful fresh nine-thousand sq. foot condominium. And after assembly Sarah Sabin at a close-by ice cream store, he has purposes to go to the seashore each weekend. whilst weird and wonderful issues begin occurring within the rooms of the house, Micah suspects they've got a few connection to his enigmatic new pal, Rick, town mechanic. yet Rick will simply say the home is non secular. This unnerves Micah simply because his religion slipped away just like the tide years in the past, and he desires to retain it that approach. yet as he slowly discovers, the house isn’t simply religious, it’s a actual manifestation of his soul, which God makes use of to heal Micah’s darkest wounds and lead him into an amazing new destiny."An notable learn. half The Screwtape Letters, half The Shack."--Robert Liparulo, best-selling writer of Comes a Horseman"A profound religious story spun with ingenious aptitude. i am expecting extra from Jim Rubart."--James Scott Bell, best-selling writer of try out Fear"Unforgettable. the type of e-book that's referred to lengthy after the final web page has been became. The universe of readers is richer due to this debut novel."--Alton Gansky, writer of Enoch and likely Jeopardy"Two phrases approximately Rooms: blown away. it has been decades because I learn something this detailed and actually inventive, or even longer because a e-book held me in such rapt cognizance in the course of the moments i used to be examining it--and lengthy after."--Deborah Raney, writer of the Clayburn novels"A really good ebook . . . considering the fact that i started examining it, i have been captivated. it is not frequently booklet pulls me so deeply into the fictive dream that I dream approximately it at night."--Terri Blackstock, writer of Predator and InterventionWinner, most sensible Inspirational Novel of 2010--RT BOOK REVIEWS Reviewers' selection Awards

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Angels of Destruction: A Novel by Keith Donohue

By Keith Donohue

"A magical story of affection and redemption that's as splendidly written because it is pleasing . . . Angels earns its wings."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Margaret Quinn lives by myself, quietly mourning the disappearance of her purely baby, who fled ten years past to affix an intensive pupil staff referred to as the Angels of Destruction.

On a chilly winter’s evening, a nine-year-old woman arrives on Margaret’s doorstep, claiming to be an orphan without position to move. This baby beguiles Margaret, and jointly they hatch a plan to move her off as her newly came upon granddaughter, Norah Quinn.

Their conspiracy is made susceptible via Norah’s magical revelations to the kids of town, and by means of a lone determine shadowing the lady, who threatens to bare the child’s real id and objective. who're those strangers quite? and what's their connection to the previous, the Angels, and Margaret’s long-missing daughter?

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The City of Women by Ruth Landes

By Ruth Landes

First released in 1947, the second one version of town of ladies was once released in 1994 with a brand new creation by means of anthropologist Sally Cole. That moment version is now on hand back after being out of print for numerous years."[The urban of ladies] works on many degrees: it's a learn of candombl?, the Afro-Brazilian faith of Bahia, of the function of ladies in candombl?, and of race relatives in Brazil. . . . the town of ladies has a lot to provide an individual drawn to Brazilian heritage, comparative race and gender kinfolk, the historical past of anthropology, and the relationships among researcher and topic in anthropology and oral background. . . ."Because of the significance of ladies in conventional candombl?, this Afro-Brazilian faith used to be incompatible with patriarchy. ownership through the gods, the significant section of the non secular perform, was once the area of girls: males supported the candombl? temples financially, yet didn't run them. . . ."The urban of girls should be at the 'must learn' checklist of an individual getting ready to do box study, specifically in ethnography or oral background, in a tradition various from his or her own."--H-Net, Mary Ann Mahony, affiliate Professor of heritage at crucial Connecticut nation collage.

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The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi Picoult

By Jodi Picoult

Until the telephone calls got here at 3 o'clock on a November morning, the Golds and their friends, the Hartes, have been inseparable. It used to be no shock to a person while their teenage young ones, Chris and Emily, begun displaying symptoms that their courting used to be relocating past that of lifelong pals. yet now seventeen-year-old Emily is dead—shot with a gun her liked and dedicated Chris pilfered from his father's cupboard as a part of an obvious suicide pact—leaving devastated households stranded at nighttime and dense predawn, determined for solutions approximately an unthinkable act and the youngsters they by no means fairly knew.

From New York Times bestselling writer Jodi Picoult—one of the main strong writers in modern fiction—comes a riveting, well timed, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of households in soreness and friendships ripped aside by means of unimaginable violence.

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Two Rivers by T. Greenwood

By T. Greenwood

In "Two Rivers", Vermont, Harper Montgomery resides a lifestyles overshadowed by way of grief and guilt. because the loss of life of his spouse twelve years past, Harper has narrowed his global to operating on the neighborhood railroad and elevating his daughter, Shelly. nonetheless wracked with sorrow over his loss and suffering from his function in a brutal, long-ago crime, he wishes in basic terms to compensate for his previous blunders. Then someday, a educate derails in Rivers and Harper unearths an opportunity at atonement. one of many survivors, a pregnant fifteen-year-old woman, wishes a spot to stick, and Harper deals to take her in. yet quickly he suspects that Maggie's visual appeal isn't the easy case of happenstance it first seemed to be.

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Night Lights by Steven Schnur

By Steven Schnur

Each one evening earlier than she is going to mattress, Melinda counts the lighting. starting with one, the night-light on her wall, she counts as much as twenty airplanes. yet she does not cease there! In ever better panoramic sweeps, her mind's eye includes her farther and farther clear of her domestic as she reaches colossal numbers equivalent to fifty, 100, 1000, all of the method as much as 1000000 and the main far-off lighting of all - the celebs within the sky. With an easy, poetic textual content and luminous art, Steven Schnur and Stacey Schuett have carried the counting booklet to new numerical heights.

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Letters from Rapunzel by Sara Lewis Holmes

By Sara Lewis Holmes

As soon as upon a time, there has been a woman. Let's name her Rapunzel. A modern day model. deserted. by myself. looking forward to her hair to develop and dreaming of how to get away from her tower. She used to be trapped, you spot. no longer within the traditional fairy-tale way—this used to be the scary after-school Homework membership. A desolate position, the place no gum can be chewed, and the place Rapunzel sat each day, cursing the evil spell that were forged over her father. The medical professionals referred to as it anything else, yet a real heroine can odor an evil spell a mile away. So while a mysterious letter addressed to P.O. field #5667 falls into her fingers, she is aware she's stumbled on the pea lower than her bed. yet considering the fact that whilst is discovering fortunately ever after so simple as simply Writing again? Winner of the Ursula Nordstrom Fiction Contest, Sara Lewis Holmes's enthralling debut novel is a breath of unpolluted air. instructed via letters, with a liberal sprinkling of fairy airborne dirt and dust, Rapunzel's quest for a cheerful finishing supplies each reader whatever to think in.

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