Gone So Long: A Novel

Gone So Long: A Novel

Andre Dubus III’s first novel in a decade is a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy.

Few writers can enter their characters so completely or evoke their lives as viscerally as Andre Dubus III. In this deeply compelling new novel, a father, estranged for the worst of reasons, is driven to seek out the daughter he has not seen in decades.

Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn’t remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts. Lois, her maternal grandmother who raised her, tries to find peace in her antique shop in a quaint Florida town but cannot escape her own anger, bitterness, and fear.

Cathartic, affirming, and steeped in the empathy and precise observations of character for which Dubus is celebrated, Gone So Long explores how the wounds of the past afflict the people we become, and probes the limits of recovery and absolution.

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Betrayal of Trust: A J. P. Beaumont Novel

Betrayal of Trust: A J. P. Beaumont Novel

“Murder, teenage bullying, sleazy adults, and good police work add up to another fine entry by Jance.”
The Oklahoman

Betrayal of Trust is the twentieth mystery by New York Times bestseller J.A. Jance to feature Seattle p.i. J. P. Beaumont—and it is another surefire winner from the author the Chattanooga Times calls, “One of the best—if not the best.” When Beau discovers a snuff film recorded on a smart phone—a horrific crime that has a devastating effect on two troubled teens—his investigation unleashes a firestorm that blazes all the way up through the halls of Washington state government. Betrayal of Trust is certain to win this phenomenal crime fiction master (“In the elite company of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell”—Flint Journal) a wealth of new fans while enthralling the army of devoted readers already addicted to the potent Jance magic.

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The Alaska Sun Turns Silly In Summer Time: A book about the way the sun stays shining for so long in summer, and progressively fades away till it is nearly gone, during winter in Alaska. (Volume 1)

The Alaska Sun Turns Silly In Summer Time: A book about the way the sun stays shining for so long in summer, and progressively fades away till it is nearly gone, during winter in Alaska. (Volume 1)

Alaska is fascinating! One of the vast wonders many want to know more about is; if the sun really stays up all night in the summer, and if it is always dark in winter. The Alaska Sun Turns Silly in Summer Time is a book depicting the long dark winter days in Alaska, and the drastic change that takes place in summer, when the sun seems to never sleep. Fully illustrated, factual, easy to read, colorful, and fun The Alaska Sun Turns Silly explains the fascinating midnight sun.

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Gloria's Gone: A So Cal Novel

Gloria's Gone: A So Cal Novel

Steve Lund's life is comprised of days spent surfing and nights on his 1950 Matchless G80 motorcycle, running his NQA (No Questions Asked) Messenger Service. He's not interested in "working for the man" and not that keen on anything too strenuous, certainly not engaging in a search for a missing girl who's left her nest and might be found anywhere along Southern California's stretch of endless beaches.

In this rollicking jaunt through mid 1950s So Cal surf culture, Steve becomes an amateur sleuth, hunting for the missing Gloria Hess. He loads up his surf wagon, a trusty but rusty 1940s Ford panel truck, and hits the beaches north and south, from Santa Barbara's El Capitan to San Diego's Windansea. With a stash of Acapulco Gold to help spur memories of the missing teen, and the enticement of reward money from the girl's worried father, Steve combs the coast and hits the waves in search of Gloria, her custom Velzy surfboard, and her '48 Chevy station wagon. He finds indifference and hostility from local cops, animosity from local surfers protecting their breaks, and gregarious, sometimes overly friendly females. With an eye for detail gained from his personal experience in the milieu, author Frank Warren immerses the reader in the local surfing culture that would soon influence the world.

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Be Safe I Love You: A Novel

Be Safe I Love You: A Novel

Named one of the 5 Best in Modern War Fiction, alongside The Yellow Birds and Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk —The Sunday Telegraph (UK)

Lauren Clay has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq just in time to spend the holidays with her family. Before she enlisted, Lauren, a classically trained singer, and her brother Danny, a bright young boy obsessed with Arctic exploration, made the most of their modest circumstances, escaping into their imaginations and forming an indestructible bond. Joining the army allowed Lauren to continue to provide for her family, but it came at a great cost.

When she arrives home unexpectedly, it’s clear to everyone in their rural New York town that something is wrong. But her father is so happy to have her home that he ignores her odd behavior and the repeated phone calls from an army psychologist. He wants to give Lauren time and space to acclimate to civilian life.

Things seem better when Lauren offers to take Danny on a trip to visit their mother upstate. Instead, she guides them into the glacial woods of Canada on a quest to visit the Jeanne d’Arc basin, the site of an oil field that has become her strange obsession. As they set up camp in an abandoned hunting lodge, Lauren believes she’s teaching Danny survival skills for the day when she’s no longer able to take care of him.

But where does she think she’s going, and what happened to her in Iraq that set her on this path?

From a writer whom The New York Times Book Review says, “writes with a restraint that makes poetry of pain,” Be Safe I Love You is a novel about war and homecoming, love and duty, and an impassioned look at the effects of war on women—as soldiers and caregivers, both at home and on the front lines.

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I'm So Long Gone!

I'm So Long Gone!

A story of how two sisters came together after breaking up over their flame over a psychopath. The two women, without knowing the violent aspect of the psychopath, John, were forced to recall through painful psychotherapy the bitter abandoned marriage of the older sister to John and the other of the affair with John in high school. Then, to later conquer all odds and have normal lives again with normal marriages because of complete ignorance of John’s felony actions. John was caught red-handed finally. But when he abandoned Belinda after one year of marriage, the only fact was the letter: I’m so long gone! Megan cares for her son of John.

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Hal Leonard Hank Williams For Ukulele

Hal Leonard Hank Williams For Ukulele

Hank Williams For Ukulele. 20 country classics arranged for uke, including: Cold, Cold Heart • Hey, Good Lookin' • Honky Tonk Blues • I Saw the Light • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry • Jambalaya (On the Bayou) • Long Gone Lonesome Blues • There's a Tear in My Beer • You Win Again • Your Cheatin' Heart • and more.

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