Category : Fiction
Editor : Doubleday Canada
ISBN : 9780385686297
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A sweeping, propulsive family saga set on a romantic and beautiful Italian island, for fans of Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Beautiful Ruins. On the tiny, idyllic island of Castellamare, off the coast of Sicily, lies The House at the Edge of Night, an ancient bar run by the Esposito family. There, over the course of three generations--from the eve of World War One to the aftershocks of the 2008 financial crisis--the Esposito women will fight to hold their family together against the threats that break across their shores. As lush and magical as the island at its centre, The House at the Edge of Night is a story of love and secrets, endurance, loss and, ultimately, triumph.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9780812998801
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 448
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“A perfect summer read [that] brims with heart . . . Don’t be surprised if you keep turning the pages long into the night, spellbound by its magic.”—The Denver Post A sweeping saga about four generations of a family who live and love on an enchanting island off the coast of Italy—combining the romance of Beautiful Ruins with the magical tapestry of works by Isabel Allende. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Los Angeles Public Library • Kirkus Reviews “Captivating . . . [Catherine] Banner’s four-generation saga is set on an island near Sicily, where myths of saints get served up with limoncello at the Esposito family’s bar. . . . The island is fictional, but consider this dreamy summer read your passport.”—People “A lusty page-turner that weaves romance, rivalry and the intricacies of family expectations into one glorious tale.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten, but not far enough to escape from the world’s troubles. At the center of the island’s life is a café draped with bougainvillea called the House at the Edge of Night, where the community gathers to gossip and talk. Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, Pina, whose fierce intelligence, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move. An indiscretion tests their marriage, and their children—three sons and an inquisitive daughter—grow up and struggle with both humanity’s cruelty and its capacity for love and mercy. Spanning nearly a century, through secrets and mysteries, trials and sacrifice, this beautiful and haunting novel follows the lives of the Esposito family and the other islanders who live and love on Castellamare: a cruel count and his bewitching wife, a priest who loves scandal, a prisoner of war turned poet, an outcast girl who becomes a pillar of strength, a wounded English soldier who emerges from the sea. The people of Castellamare are transformed by two world wars and a great recession, by the threat of fascism and their deep bonds of passion and friendship, and by bitter rivalries and the power of forgiveness. Catherine Banner has written an enthralling, character-rich novel, epic in scope but intimate in feeling. At times, the island itself seems alive, a mythical place where the earth heaves with stories—and this magical novel takes you there. Praise for The House at the Edge of Night “A gorgeous, sweeping story set over four generations . . . calls to mind Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Beautiful Ruins.”—Interview “Like pictures of a childhood summer, or a half-forgotten smell, this book is sweet and heady with nostalgia . . . [and] comforting as a quilt.”—NPR “Rich and immersive, this book will take you away.”—Vox “A masterful piece of storytelling, infused with the miraculous (both in stories and in everyday life) while maintaining the difficult balance between the explainable versus the inexplicable . . . captivating and beautifully rendered.”—Sara Gruen, author of At the Water’s Edge

Category : Fiction
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781473535299
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 480
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'Ten years ago, my top holiday read was Victoria Hislop's The Island; this summer's great escape belongs to Catherine Banner.' The Pool 'Delightful ... A captivating tale of love ... and loyalty peopled by wonderfully vivid characters.' Sunday Express 'Readers, prepare to be captivated.' Irish Independent On a tiny island off the coast of Italy, surrounded by the sound of the sea and the scent of bougainvillea, the Esposito family have been running the bar, the House at the Edge of Night, for generations. Over the course of a century, as the town is transformed by war, fascism, tourism and recession, the spirited Esposito women are determined to keep the doors to the bar open. It is, after all, the place where unexpected friendships are forged, betrayals are discovered and great love affairs begin.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9781405933353
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 448
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From the bestselling author behind Channel 5's A Year in Provence comes an epic story of enduring love and betrayal, from Paris in the 1960s, to the present day 'One to get lost in' Woman & Home - Best Books of Summer ________ No one else knows what happened that summer. Or so she believes . . . Grace first came to France a lifetime ago. Young and full of dreams of adventure, she met two very different men. She fell under the spell of one. The other fell under hers. Until one summer night shattered everything . . . Now, Grace is living an idyllic life with her husband, sheltered from the world in a magnificent Provençal villa, perched atop a windswept cliff. Every day she looks out over the sea - the only witness to that fateful night years ago. Until a stranger arrives at the house. A stranger who knows everything, and won't leave until he gets what he wants. The past and present spectacularly collide in this gripping story of love and betrayal echoing across the decades. ________ 'I was hooked from a start threaded with mystery and menace, and it kept me gripped' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Missing Sister 'A beautifully woven and compelling tale of passion, love and intrigue' Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things 'Carol Drinkwater's writing is like taking an amazing holiday in book form' Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Shore 'Given extra resonance by the beautifully drawn French landscape. Emotional and tenderly written' Elizabeth Buchan, author of The New Mrs Clifton

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Macmillan
ISBN : 9780312372132
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 337
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Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is Marked as a fledging vampyre and joins the House of Night, where she will train to become an adult vampyre and where she faces many challenges throughout her training.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Tor Books
ISBN : 9781250812209
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 321
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"A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I'm already dying to see Charlie Hall's next con." - New York Times bestselling author, Alix E. Harrow #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of betrayals, secret societies, and a dissolute thief of shadows, in the vein of Neil Gaiman and Erin Morgenstern. Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make. She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall. Now, she’s trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but getting out isn’t easy. Bartending at a dive, she’s still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that Charlie's shadowless, and possibly soulless, boyfriend has been hiding things from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies. Determined to survive, she’s up against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world—all trying to steal a secret that will give them vast and terrible power. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Category : Businesspeople
Editor :
ISBN : 9780812988901
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 385
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When electric light innovator Thomas Edison sues his only remaining rival for patent infringement, George Westinghouse hires untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Ravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals, and deception.

Category : Young Adult Fiction
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN : 9781619637528
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 368
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"A sharp fantasy thriller." --People "Swoonworthy." --Time "Sharp, dark, thoughtful and romantic." --Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author When their worlds collide, X and Zoe are pushed to the edge of everything in this much-buzzed-about tour de force YA fantasy from Entertainment Weekly veteran Jeff Giles. For the perfect love, what would you be willing to lose? It's been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who's still reeling from her father's shocking death in a caving accident and her neighbors' mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying subzero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods--only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X. X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe's evil attacker and others like him. X is forbidden from revealing himself to anyone other than his prey, but he casts aside the Lowlands' rules for Zoe. As they learn more about their colliding worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for them both. Gripping and full of heart, this epic start to a new series will bring readers right to the edge of everything.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Hera books Ltd
ISBN : 9781912973767
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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'What an emotional, twisty, rollercoaster of a novel! It kept me guessing all the way through.' Alice Hunter, author of The Serial Killer's Wife Sometimes the past is best left buried Since the birth of baby Joe five weeks ago, Ali Baker has been struggling to cope. Starved of sleep and haunted by painful memories from the past, she’s a million miles away from the polished, professional barrister she has worked so hard to become. Then her mother tragically and unexpectedly dies, leaving Ali an orphan. Haunted by her loss, Ali can’t forget her mother's last words to her: There is something I really need to tell you... Heading back to the Norfolk Broads to sort her mother's things, Ali is plunged into memories of her family’s picture-perfect summers on the river. But as she starts to uncover secrets hidden within the isolated house, Ali is drawn into a dark web that threatens to destroy everything she believed about her childhood – and her very sanity. Ali may finally discover her mother's secrets... but at what cost? A gripping, captivating psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Samantha Hayes and S.E. Lynes. Perfect for book group reading - includes discussion questions. Readers are loving The House on the Water's Edge: ‘A novel that gradually creeps under your skin...suffocatingly claustrophobic with an ‘oh my goodness’ finale!’ Carla Kovach, author of The Next Girl 'Absorbing from start to finish. The climax is incendiary. It set my day on fire.' Amanda Robson, author of Obsession 'The creeping sense of doom reached its crescendo and did not disappoint. The twists and revelations left me reeling!' Ruby Speechley, author of The Face at the Window ‘As I finished the last page, I nearly dropped my eReader! WHAT?!?! Definitely a book you’ll want to pick up!’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review 'This gripping, twisty tale of family secrets and ancient lies coming home to roost is a real rollercoaster of emotion. I couldn’t put it down...What a fantastic read!’ Judi Daykin, author of Under Violent Skies 'A sharp, twisty thriller filled with secrets...fantastic.' Chris George, author of Guess Who 'A completely engrossing story, full of intrigue and mystery, and with a dash of romance too. Brilliant!' C.J. Cooper, author of The Book Club ‘Loved how the secrets started to unfold...With one final unexpected revelation at the end, this left me open mouthed.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Loved this one!...Lots of twists and turns along the way. Definitely one I recommend.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘This psychological thriller was a never-ending journey of twists and turns...the author had you hanging onto her every word.’ ‘A really exciting and thrilling read...with lots of twists and turns.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘I wasn't expecting the twist...I didn't see it coming at all.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Hard to put down...filled with secrets, childhood drama, and a lot of tragedy.’ Reader Review ‘I am definitely going to be looking for more from this author, highly recommend.’ Reader Review ‘I loved it. Well-written, fun to read, quick to finish.’ Reader Review ‘This was such a fast paced read! The plot was fabulous and I had no idea what to expect next... Which kept me on my toes.’ Reader Review ‘Isolation, lonely and creepy! It really opened up the more I read.’ Reader Review

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780241971703
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 272
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016 Part mystery, part psychological drama, Julia Rochester's The House at the Edge of the World is a darkly comic, unorthodox and thrilling debut When I was eighteen, my father fell off a cliff. It was a stupid way to die. John Venton's drunken fall from a Devon cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions to take up their adult lives. Their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling family house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map. His brightly coloured map, with its tiny pictures of shipwrecks, forgotten houses, saints and devils, is a work of his imagination, a collection of local myths and histories. But it holds a secret. As the twins are drawn grudgingly back to the house, they discover that their father's absence is part of the map's mysterious pull. The House at the Edge of the World is the compellingly told story of how family and home can be both a source of comfort and a wholly destructive force. Cutting to the undignified half-truths every family conceals, it asks the questions we all must confront: who are we responsible for and, ultimately, who do we belong to? 'A story that carries you along - clever plotting and a startling outcome. An impressive first novel' Penelope Lively 'Wonderfully crisp and funny and it's so full of vivid, surprising images that the reader almost doesn't notice the moment that deep secrets begin to be revealed' Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth is Missing Julia Rochester grew up on the Exe Estuary in Devon. She studied in London, Berlin and Cambridge and has worked for the BBC Portuguese Service and for Amnesty International as Researcher on Brazil. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.