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Secrets Typed in Blood
In the newest entry into the Nero Award-winning Pentecost & Parker Mystery series ("my new favorite sleuthing duo"— Sarah Weinman, The New York Times Book Review), Lillian and Will are hot on the trail of a serial killer whose murders are stranger than fiction. From the author of Fortune Favors the Dead and Murder Under Her Skin.
New York City, 1947: For years, Holly Quick has made a good living off of murder, filling up the pages of pulp detective magazines with gruesome tales of revenge. Now someone is bringing her stories to life and leaving a trail of blood-soaked bodies behind. With the threat of another murder looming, and reluctant to go to the police, Holly turns to the best crime-solving duo in or out of the pulps, Willowjean “Will” Parker and her boss, famed detective Lillian Pentecost.
The pair are handed the seemingly-impossible task of investigating three murders at once without tipping off the cops or the press that the crimes are connected. A tall order made even more difficult by the fact that Will is already signed up to spend her daylight hours undercover as a guileless secretary in the hopes of digging up a lead on an old adversary, Dr. Olivia Waterhouse.
But even if Will is stuck in pencil skirts and sensible shoes, she’s not about to let her boss have all the fun. Soon she’s diving into an underground world of people obsessed with murder and the men and women who commit them. Can the killer be found in the Black Museum Club, run by a philanthropist whose collection of grim murder memorabilia may not be enough to satisfy his lust for the homicidal? Or is it Holly Quick’s pair of editors, who read about murder all day, but clearly aren’t telling the full story?
With victims seemingly chosen at random and a murderer who thrives on spectacle, the case has the great Lillian Pentecost questioning her methods. But whatever she does, she’d better do it fast. Holly Quick has a secret, too and it’s about to bring death right to Pentecost and Parker’s doorstep.
The Sisters of Sea View
Some guests have come for a holiday, others for hidden reasons of their own . . .
When their father's death leaves them impoverished, Sarah Summers and her genteel sisters fear they will be forced to sell the house and separate to earn livelihoods as governesses or companions. Determined to stay together, Sarah convinces them to open their seaside home to guests to make ends meet and provide for their ailing mother. Instead of the elderly invalids they expect to receive, however, they find themselves hosting eligible gentlemen. Sarah is soon torn between a growing attraction to a mysterious Scottish widower and duty to her family.
Viola Summers wears a veil to cover her scar. When forced to choose between helping in her family's new guest house and earning money to hire a maid to do her share, she chooses the latter. She reluctantly agrees to read to some of Sidmouth's many invalids, preferring the company of a few elders with failing eyesight to the fashionable guests staying in their home. But when her first client turns out to be a wounded officer in his thirties, Viola soon wishes she had chosen differently. Her new situation exposes her scars--both visible and those hidden deep within--and her cloistered heart will never be the same.
Join the Summers sisters on the Devonshire coast, where they discover the power of friendship, loyalty, love, and new beginnings.
Chursinoff's remarkable debut is a distinctively structured, sublimely written and moving tale of love, loss, intergenerational trauma and ultimately redemption, set in one of Canada's most enigmatic and misunderstood ethno-religious communities.
Seven years after a brutal encounter with the Hells Angels, two ex-lovers, Jonah Seeger and Ruby Samarodin, return to their Doukhobor religious community in the mountains of British Columbia to heal and start new lives. Jonah is a twenty-five-year-old from a disgraced family, and now injured and battling PTSD from his time as a Marine. Ruby, practically Doukhobor royalty, is a rock star with a substance use disorder.
Jonah finds his mother, Sharon, still struggling with an eating disorder stemming from her terrorist upbringing in the Doukhobor splinter sect known as the Sons of Freedom. Ruby returns to Sasha, the young son she abandoned, and to her overbearing mother, Virginia, a pious pillar of the community raised to loathe the Sons of Freedom.
After a heartfelt reunion between Jonah, Ruby, and Sasha, they learn that a murderous Hells Angel, Clinton Pritchard, is still obsessed with revenge for the damage Jonah caused years earlier. But when Ruby confronts Clinton about their terrible past, Clinton's brother Swanny Pritchard must choose whether to side with his brother or turn against him. Jonah and Ruby unwittingly draw their family into a final confrontation with the Hells Angels that will test longheld, pacifist Doukhobor beliefs.
Until Further Notice
Until Further Notice is a real-time personal account of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic through the prism of one woman's consciousness. An internal seismograph of living through a global emergency, Amy Kaler's book documents a series of jolts to her thoughts, perceptions, emotions, and habits. Kaler ultimately finds solace in Edmonton's North Saskatchewan River valley, where she bides her time while other public spaces are closed. As a sociologist, Kaler's introspection underlines the universal experience of dissonance brought on by COVID-19 and invites readers to ponder its ambiguities: How does thinking change under prolonged stress? What does time mean in the middle of an unprecedented disaster? How does COVID-19 push our emotions and imaginings off-centre, like a tree bent away from the angle it naturally seeks? Also present is the story of how Kaler rediscovers her place in the world. After twenty years of living in Edmonton, she finally comes to experience her neighbourhood and a world of trees and snow and water that had been close-at-a-distance for years, until the waves of pandemic life let her put down roots. Reflexive and relatable, Until Further Notice captures fine-grained, everyday experiences from an extraordinary year.
Mon encyclopédie des dinosaures
"Pourquoi certains dinosaures avaient-ils des plumes?? A quelle vitesse les dinosaures se déplaçaient-ils?? Le tyrannosaure était-il un grand chasseur?? Ces questions et bien d'autres encore trouvent des réponses dans ce guide de référence génial, parfait pour les petits curieux. Ce livre est divisé en quatre sections: L'ère des dinosaures Dinosaures carnivores Dinosaures herbivores Reptiles volants et marins Ce guide complet sur la vie préhistorique décrit des prédateurs terrifiants tels que le tyrannosaure, des herbivores pacifiques comme l'Argentinosaurus et les gigantesques reptiles qui régnaient sur les mers et les cieux. Il combine illustrations photoréalistes, connaissances scientifiques et faits fascinants. Un livre de référence sensationnel pour les enfants."--Archambault.
Un monstre appelé Memphré
"As-tu déjà entendu parler de Memphré ? C'est un monstre qui habite, semble-t-il, dans le lac Memphrémagog. Tu ne crois pas aux monstres ? Celui-ci a pourtant été vu par plusieurs personnes, jusqu'à tout récemment encore... Invention ou réalité? Découvre l'histoire de Memphré pour en apprendre plus."--leslibraires.ca.
Stacey's Remarkable Books
This NAACP Image Award winner is the companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Stacey's Extraordinary Words, from political leader Stacey Abrams and artist Kitt Thomas.
Stacey's favorite day of the week is Thursday, when the whole class goes to the library and she gets to lose herself in her beloved books.
On one of these special days, Stacey discovers that a new student named Julie has trouble reading in English, so they begin sharing books and stories to practice. Soon, more students start to join them.
Books take the group on magical adventures and reveal other worlds and cultures--but best of all, they bring them together as friends.
This is another inspiring tale, based on a true story from Stacey Abrams's childhood, about the life-changing power of books.
How do animals live in the harshest environments on Earth? Despite the bitter cold, ferocious winds and six months of darkness, the polar regions are home to many animals. These creatures can survive because of their unique adaptations, explored here through compelling fact-based stories and evocative illustrations. Readers learn about the arctic fox’s furry toe pads that protect her when walking on ice, emperor penguins that huddle in groups around their chicks to keep everyone warm, and narwhals that use echolocation to find a crack in the surface ice to breathe. It’s a fascinating journey through a year in the polar regions, where animals don’t just survive - they thrive!
Les femmes du bout du monde
Si tu te demandes ce que nous faisons ainsi, loin des hommes, je vais te dire : nous veillons sur notre petit univers, nous veillons les unes sur les autres. C'est ce que font les femmes du bout du monde.À la pointe sud de la Nouvelle-Zélande, dans la région isolée des Catlins, au coeur d'une nature sauvage, vivent Autumn et sa fille Milly. Sur ce dernier bastion de terre avant l'océan Austral et le pôle Sud, elles gèrent le camping Mutunga o te ao, « le bout du monde » en maori. Autumn et Milly forment un duo inséparable, jusqu'au jour où débarque Flore, une jeune parisienne en quête de rédemption... Hantées par le passé, mais bercées par les vents et les légendes maories, ces trois femmes apprendront à se connaître, se pardonner et s'aimer. Mélissa Da Costa nous offre un voyage inoubliable à travers des paysages d'une stupéfiante beauté, aux côtés de personnages inspirés et inspirants. Un nouveau roman magistral et une ode à la liberté. [4e de couv.]
Written by leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, Voicing Identity examines the issue of cultural appropriation in the contexts of researching, writing, and teaching about Indigenous peoples. This book grapples with the questions of who is qualified to engage in these activities and how this can be done appropriately and respectfully.
The authors address these questions from their individual perspectives and experiences, often revealing their personal struggles and their ongoing attempts to resolve them. There is diversity in perspectives and approaches, but also a common goal: to conduct research and teach in respectful ways that enhance understanding of Indigenous histories, cultures, and rights, and promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Bringing together contributors with diverse backgrounds and unique experiences, Voicing Identity will be of interest to students and scholars studying Indigenous issues as well as anyone seeking to engage in the work of making Canada a model for just relations between the original peoples and newcomers.
The Virgins of Venice
In sixteenth-century Venice, one young noblewoman dares to resist the choices made for her
Venice in 1509 is on the brink of war. The displeasure of Pope Julius II is a continuing threat to the republic, as is the barely contained fighting in the countryside. Amid this turmoil, noblewoman Justina Soranzo, just sixteen, hopes to make a rare love marriage with her sweetheart, Luca Cicogna. Her hopes are dashed when her father decides her younger sister, Rosa, will marry in a strategic alliance and Justina will be sent to the San Zaccaria convent, in the tradition of aristocratic daughters. Lord Soranzo is not acting only to protect his family. It's well known that he is in debt to both his trading partners and the most infamous courtesan in the city, La Diamante, and the pressure is closing in.
After arriving at the convent, Justina takes solace in her aunt Livia, one of the nuns, and in the growing knowledge that all is not strictly devout at San Zaccaria. Justina is shocked to discover how the women of the convent find their own freedom in what seems to her like a prison. But secrets and scandals breach the convent walls, and Justina learns there may be even worse fates for her than the veil, if La Diamante makes good on her threats.
Desperate to protect herself and the ones she loves, Justina turns to Luca for help. She finds she must trust her own heart to make the impossible decisions that may save or ruin them all.
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK * A BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB PICK * A LIBRARYREADS PICK
"If you are someone who gravitates toward emotional gut punch reads, allow me to introduce you to this spectacular debut..."--BuzzFeed
Here are three things you should know about my husband:
- He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going incommunicado.
- He was, as far as I and everyone else could tell, perfectly happy. Which is significant because...
- On New Year's Eve, he died.
And here is one thing you should know about me:
- I found him.
Bonus fact: No. I am not okay.
Someday, Maybe is a stunning, witty debut novel about a young woman's emotional journey through unimaginable loss, pulled along by her tight-knit Nigerian family, a posse of friends, and the love and laughter she shared with her husband.
"Incisive and witty. I couldn't put it down."--Lolá Ákínmádé Åkerström, internationally bestselling author of In Every Mirror She's Black
"A masterfully woven exposition on love and loss. Nwabineli is magic with words."--Bolu Babalola, internationally bestselling author of Honey and Spice
- He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going incommunicado.
A haunting story of love, art, and betrayal, set against the heart-pounding backdrop of Antarctic exploration—from the Boston Globe-bestselling author of The Clover House.
The year is 1910, and two Antarctic explorers, Watts and Heywoud, are racing to the South Pole. Back in London, Viola, a photo-journalist, harbors love for them both. In Terra Nova, Henriette Lazaridis seamlessly ushers the reader back and forth between the austere, forbidding, yet intoxicating polar landscape of Antarctica to the bustle of early twentieth century London.
Though anxious for both men, Viola has little time to pine. She is photographing hunger strikers in the suffrage movement, capturing the female nude in challenging and politically powerful ways. As she comes into her own as an artist, she's eager for recognition and to fulfill her ambitions. And then the men return, eager to share news of their triumph.
But in her darkroom, Viola discovers a lie. Watts and Heywoud have doctored their photos of the Pole to fake their success. Viola must now decide whether to betray her husband and her lover, or keep their secret and use their fame to help her pursue her artistic ambitions.
Rich and moving, Terra Nova is a novel that challenges us to consider how love and lies, adventure and art, can intersect.
So When Are You Having Kids
As we expand our understanding of what “family” means, we need to change the way we think about having kids.
How much does it cost to have kids? How long can I wait? What if I have fertility issues? And, wait a minute... do I even want kids? If you’re unsure whether you want kids or struggling to decide, this book is for you.
So When Are You Having Kids? is not your parents’ parenting book, nor is it a how-to for getting pregnant. It’s a nonjudgmental, inclusive guidebook for women, men, gender-nonconforming people, same-sex couples, and prospective single parents who want to make an informed decision regarding if and how they bring children into the world. Combining research with over 100 compelling real-life stories, the resources in this book are as diverse as the generations they’re meant to serve.
With deep insight and empathy, Davidson explores:
• Ways to cope with familial and societal pressure to have children
• What makes a good parent, and the skills you need to be one
• The facts about infertility, adoption, fostering, and alternative methods of becoming a parent
• The real financial costs of having and raising kids
• How to move past fears related to pregnancy and childbirth
• The ethics and consequences of having kids in the face of climate change
• And, what it means to choose a child-free life for those who are unsure whether they want kids
So When Are You Having Kids? is a much-needed resource for family planning in the modern world, packed with the knowledge and tools you need to make one of the most important decisions—if not the most important decision—of your life.