The Mill River Recluse Darcie Chan Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $0.99 Publish Date: May 24, 2011 Publisher: Darcie Chan Seller: Smashwords Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, the media, an elderly priest with a guilty habit of pilfering spoons, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below. Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, though insignificant, fixtures. An arsonist, a covetous nurse, and the endearing village idiot are among the few who have ever seen Mary. Newcomers to Mill River–a police officer and his daughter and a new fourth grade teacher–are also curious about the reclusive old woman. But only Father Michael O’Brien knows Mary and the secret she keeps–one that, once revealed, will change all of their lives forever. The Mill River Recluse is a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the ability of love to come from the most unexpected of places.
The Final Judgment Richard North Patterson Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $9.99 Expected Publish Date: November 29, 2011 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC A young man has been murdered. His girlfriend, twenty-two-year-old Brett Allen, is found at the scene of the crime. She claims she is innocent — even though she's dripping in blood, the murder weapon covered with her fingerprints. Enter attorney Caroline Masters, Brett's estranged aunt. She's been summoned back to her affluent New England hometown to help Brett out of this mess…and revisit the troubled family she left behind. Caroline learned a long time ago that the ties that bind can also be broken. Now that she's back home, she can't help but doubt her family's motives — and Brett's innocence. As the trial heats up, Caroline finds herself up against those who would kill to keep dark secrets hidden…and the state prosecutor, who happens to be her former lover and will do anything to expose the truth. Now, with her family's fate — and her own reputation — hanging in the balance, Caroline must assume the role of a lifetime as she fights to save her niece. Or destroy them both…
The Air Between Us Deborah Johnson Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $0.99 Publish Date: October 13, 2009 Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Seller: HarperCollins Revere, Mississippi, with its population of “20,000 and sinking” is not unlike most Southern towns in the sixties. Black people live on one side of town and whites live on the other. The two rarely mix, or so everyone believes. But the truth is brought to the forefront when Billy Ray Puckett, a white man wounded while hunting, shows up at the segregated Doctors Hospital. No one thinks much of his death?just a typical hunting accident?until the sheriff orders an investigation. Suddenly the connections between whites and blacks are revealed to be deeper than anyone expected, which makes the town's struggle with integration that much more complicated. Dr. Cooper Connelly, who hails from a prominent white family, takes an unexpectedly progressive view toward school integration; while the esteemed Dr. Reese Jackson, so prominent he has garnered an Ebony profile, tries to stay above the fray. With fully realized characters and a mystery that will keep readers turning pages until the end, The Air Between Us is a heart-filled, endearing tale.
Mrs. Kimble Jennifer Haigh Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $1.99 Publish Date: October 13, 2009 Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Seller: HarperCollins In her masterful first novel Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh delivers the riveting story of three women who marry the same man. Ken Kimble is revealed through the eyes of the women he seduces: his first wife, Birdie, who struggles to hold herself together following his desertion; his second wife, Joan, a lonely heiress shaken by personal tragedy, who sees in Kimble her last chance at happiness; and finally Dinah, a beautiful but damaged woman half his age. Woven throughout is the story of Kimble's son, Charlie, whose life is forever affected by the father he barely remembers. Kimble is a chameleon, a man able to become, at least for a while, all things to all women — a hero to whom powerful needs and nameless longings may be attached. Only later do they glimpse the truth about this enigmatic, unknowable man.
Inheritance (Italian Edition) Christopher Paolini Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $18.99 Publish Date: November 09, 2011 Publisher: Rizzoli Seller: RCS Libri S.p.A. Tutto è iniziato con Eragon… Tutto finisce con Inheritance. Sembrano appartenere a un’altra vita i giorni in cui Eragon era solo un ragazzo nella fattoria dello zio, e Saphira una pietra azzurra in una radura della foresta. Da allora, Cavaliere e dragonessa hanno festeggiato insperate vittorie nel Farthen Dûr, assistito ad antiche cerimonie a Ellesméra, pianto terribili perdite a Feinster. Una sola cosa è rimasta identica: il legame indissolubile che li unisce, e la speranza di deporre Galbatorix. Non sono gli unici a essere cambiati, però: Roran ha perso il villaggio in cui è cresciuto, ma in battaglia si è guadagnato rispetto e un soprannome, Fortemartello; Nasuada ha assunto il ruolo di un padre morto troppo presto, e porta sulle braccia i segni dell’autorità che ha saputo conquistare; il destino ha donato a Murtagh un drago, ma gli ha strappato la libertà. E ora, per la prima volta nella storia, umani, elfi, nani e Urgali marciano uniti verso Urû’baen, la fortezza del traditore Galbatorix. Nell’ultima, terribile battaglia che li attende rischiano di perdere ciò che hanno di più caro, ma poco importa: in gioco c’è una nuova Alagaësia, e l’occasione di lasciare in eredità al suo popolo un futuro in cui la tirannia del re nero sembrerà soltanto un orribile sogno.
11/22/63 (Enhanced eBook) A Novel Stephen King Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $18.99 Expected Publish Date: November 08, 2011 Publisher: Scribner Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc. This Enhanced eBook Edition contains a 13-minute film, written and narrated by Stephen King and enhanced with historic footage from CBS News, that will take you back — as King’s novel does — to Kennedy era America. On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination — a thousand page tour de force. Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome , King sweeps readers back in time to another moment — a real life moment — when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history. Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students — a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk. Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane — and insanely possible — mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time. A tribute to a simpler era and a devastating exercise in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.
The Color of Magic with Bonus Material A Discworld Novel Terry Pratchett Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $0.99 Publish Date: November 01, 2011 Publisher: Harper Paperbacks Seller: HarperCollins This special e-book edition of The Color of Magic includes an excerpt of Terry Pratchett?s latest novel, Snuff! Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen. The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins — with the tourist Twoflower and his wizard guide, Rincewind.
Lost December A Novel Richard Paul Evans Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $9.99 Publish Date: November 01, 2011 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
Out of Oz The Final Volume in the Wicked Years Gregory Maguire Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $12.99 Publish Date: November 01, 2011 Publisher: William Morrow Seller: HarperCollins The stunning conclusion to the smash New York Times bestselling series the Wicked Years Hailed as ?bewitching,? ?remarkable,? ?extraordinary,? ?engrossing,? ?amazing,? and ?delicious,? Gregory Maguire?s Wicked Years series?a sophisticated fantasy cycle inspired by the classic children?s novel The Wizard of Oz?became national bestsellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last. . . . Once peaceful and prosperous, the spectacular Land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who?s knocking at the door. It?s none other than Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy. Yet amidst all this chaos, Elphaba?s granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now it is up to Rain to take up her broom?and her legacy?in an Oz wracked by war. The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the bestselling series begun with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises?the hallmarks of the unique imagination of Gregory Maguire.
Devil’s Gate Clive Cussler & Graham Brown Genre: Fiction & Literature Price: $14.99 Expected Publish Date: November 14, 2011 Publisher: Penguin Group US Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc. The extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times – bestselling series. A Japanese cargo ship cruises the eastern Atlantic near the Azores- when it bursts into flames. A gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster- when their boat explodes. What is happening in that part of the world? As Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA(r) Special Assignments Team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginably audacious plan to extort the world's major nations. Their penalty for refusal? The destruction of their greatest cities. Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention unique to Cussler, Devil's Gate is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.