Nancy and her husband, John, moved to Ouray in 1975 and started the first bed and breakfast in town. Nancy taught school for 42 years before retiring in 2014; she spent 31 years at Ouray School with 18 years as media specialist—library and technology combined. She loves reading aloud to children, especially using character voices. Her passions are theater, watercolor and reading with a little Cross-Fit and ambulance driving thrown in. She has two grown children who are Ouray natives and now have gifted her with five beautiful grandchildren.
Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane works as an analyst for the US Forest Service. When his wife dies suddenly, Harry, despairing, retreats north to lose himself in the remote woods of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana. She and her mother, Amanda, are struggling to pick up the pieces from their own tragic loss of Oriana’s father. Discovering Harry while roaming the forest, Oriana believes that he holds the key to righting her world.
Harry reluctantly agrees to help Oriana carry out an astonishing scheme inspired by a book given to her by the town librarian, Olive Perkins. Together, Harry and Oriana embark on a golden adventure that will fulfill Oriana’s wild dream—and ultimately open Harry’s heart to new life.
Blythe Connor is determined she will be the comforting mother to her new baby that she herself never had. But Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her daughter. Or is it all in Blythe’s head? The Push will challenge everything you think you know about motherhood and what it feels like when women are not believed.
A woman sits in her apartment, traumatized into muteness after a devastating trip from war-torn Syria to the UK. She wants to sink deeper into isolation. But at the same time, she begins writing for a magazine under the pseudonym “the Voiceless,” trying to explain the refugee experience without sensationalizing—or revealing anything about herself.
This is a deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare’s 11 year old son Hamnet—a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain—and the years leading up to the production of his play. A luminous portrait of a marriage, an evocation of a family ravaged by grief, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the great masterpieces.
Leaving behind everything but her research gear, Franny Stone arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica.
When a woman finally escapes her captor, she returns home saying she is Lena, who disappeared 14 years prior. She fits the profile. She has the scar. But her family swears that she isn’t their Lena.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang, a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability.
Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive.
Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. It’s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie.
Lydia runs a bookstore in the Mexican city of Acapulco. One day a man enters the shop and comes to the register with four books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming.
And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s journalist husband publishes a tell-all profile of Javier, none of their lives will ever be the same.
This is a compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.
Claude is five years old and loves peanut butter sand-wiches. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not ready to share that with the world. But secrets have a tendency to explode.