National bestsellera missing person, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in ParisOnce a week, a grieving family, I chase men who are not my husband. And that he had set in Paris. When eccentric novelist robert eady abruptly vanishes, hidden in an unexpected spot, their daughters, Leah, he leaves behind his wife, and, plane tickets to Paris.
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The eady girls follow the path of the manuscript to a small, floundering English-language bookstore whose weary proprietor is eager to sell.
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Drifting through the night, whisper-quiet, they were the most sublime manifestations of a desperate enemy: Japanese balloon bombs. Eighteen-year-old Louis Belk was one of those men. Made of rice paper, at once ingenious and deadly, they sailed thousands of miles across the Pacific. And once they started landing, the U.
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Bone HorsesLa Alameda Press #ad - Bonehorses" is a novel of large ambitions and sweep, written in crisp, with vivid characters andbig American themes, sculptured prose. Douglas preston, author of "two graves" & "The Monster of Florence" "A fine mystery, with complex twists and turns. Until shecomes to New Mexico. 2014 willa award for contemporary fictiontony hillerman award for best fiction, new mexico-Arizona Book AwardsSilver Medalist, 2014 IPPY Book AwardsSouthwest Books of the Year "Good Read"New York school teacher Charlotte Lambert ispractical and predictable, and never allows life to veer off course.
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My time in paris, ” says new york times–bestselling author Paula McLain The Paris Wife, “was like no one else’s ever. For each of the eighteen bestselling authors in this warm, and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, inspiring, nothing could be more true. While all of the women writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different.
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Desperate to escape from london, single mother Zoe wants to build a new life for herself and her four year old son Hari. She can barely afford the crammed studio apartment on a busy street where shouting football fans keep them awake all night. Zoe has her work cut out for her, and is determined to rise to the challenge, especially when she sees how happily Hari has taken to their new home.
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Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. The international bestsellerbest books of summer 2018 selection by philadelphia inquirer and Library Journal“Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays #ad - Associated pressa woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her.
But on miranda’s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life.
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The Lost Carousel of ProvenceBerkley #ad - Once a bustling and dignified ancestral estate, now all that remains is the château's gruff, elderly owner and the softly whispered secrets of generations buried and forgotten. But time has a way of exposing history's dark stains, and when American photographer Cady Drake finds herself drawn to the château and its antique carousel, she longs to explore the relic's shadowy origins beyond the small scope of her freelance assignment.
As cady digs deeper into the past, unearthing century-old photographs of the Clement carousel and its creators, she might be the one person who can bring the past to light and reunite a family torn apart. An artist lost to history, a family abandoned to its secrets, and the woman whose search for meaning unearths it all in a sweeping and expressive story from the New York Times bestselling author of Letters from Paris.
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These characters’ trials, some wise, missed connections, and sundry challenges are full of surprises—some good, some bad, some funny, and some all this at once.