Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Where the Forest Meets the Stars
Author: Glendy Vanderah
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 9781503904910
ISBN 13: 1503904911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Forest Meets the Stars Book Review:

In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises. The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child's home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay--just until she learns more about Ursa's past. Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren't Jo and Gabe checking the missing children's website anymore? Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars.

Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Where the Forest Meets the Stars
Author: Glendy Vanderah
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 9781542040068
ISBN 13: 154204006X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Forest Meets the Stars Book Review:

In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises. The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child's home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay--just until she learns more about Ursa's past. Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren't Jo and Gabe checking the missing children's website anymore? Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars.

Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Where the Forest Meets the Sea
Author: Jeannie Baker
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1988-05-16
ISBN 10: 0688063632
ISBN 13: 9780688063634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Forest Meets the Sea Book Review:

My father says there has been a forest here for over a hundred million years," Jeannie Baker's young protagonist tells us, and we follow him on a visit to this tropical rain forest in North Queensland, Australia. We walk with him among the ancient trees as he pretends it is a time long ago, when extinct and rare animals lived in the forest and aboriginal children played there. But for how much longer will the forest still be there, he wonders? Jeannie Baker's lifelike collage illustrations take the reader on an extraordinary visual journey to an exotic, primeval wilderness, which like so many others is now being threatened by civilization.

Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars
Author: Aisha Saeed
Publsiher: Speak
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-05
ISBN 10: 0147513936
ISBN 13: 9780147513939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Written in the Stars Book Review:

"Naila's vacation to visit relatives in Pakistan turns into a nightmare when she discovers her parents want to force her to marry a man she's never met"--

Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Where the Forest Meets the Stars
Author: Natheer Massadeh
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2020-06-14
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798653903922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Forest Meets the Stars Book Review:

Great Journals for Women and Men to Write In High Quality Lined White Pages Inside 120 Pages with Lots of Space to Write in All Your Thoughts and Ideas Great Beautiful Motivational Journal - Notebook for Women and Men to Take Notes

Window

Window
Author: Jeannie Baker
Publsiher: Greenwillow Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1991-04-26
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015024901020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Window Book Review:

Chronicles the events and changes in a young boy's life and in his environment, from babyhood to grownup, through wordless scenes observed from the window of his room.

Herring Girl

Herring Girl
Author: Debbie Taylor
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN 10: 1780744935
ISBN 13: 9781780744933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herring Girl Book Review:

Set in a Tyneside fishing village, Herring Girl moves effortlessly between 1898 and 2007 as twelve-year-old Ben finds himself the unlikely conduit for Annie, a herring girl who lived – and died – a century earlier. As Ben tries to unravel the puzzle of Annie’s death, he is drawn irresistibly into her long-vanished world. Bringing the startling story of Annie’s life and curious death vividly to life, this brilliantly realised historical mystery introduces a cast of unforgettable characters, and reveals how the secrets of our past are never too far away.

The Stars My Destination

The Stars My Destination
Author: Alfred Bester
Publsiher: ibooks
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2011-06-06
ISBN 10: 1876963468
ISBN 13: 9781876963460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stars My Destination Book Review:

#5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. “Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them.” —Joe Haldeman #5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. “Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them.” —Joe Haldeman "Bester at the peak of his powers is, quite simply, unbeatable” —James Lovegrove Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die. When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester (1913-1987) is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath). But Bester is best known for his science-fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation. With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for fifty years. (Bester fans should also note that iBooks has reprinted ReDemolished, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.)

Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars
Author: Elle Walker
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN 10: 9781796656541
ISBN 13: 1796656542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Stars Book Review:

Liza's life is turned on its head when she uncovers evidence of her husband's betrayal. She reluctantly packs up the remains of her life and moves back to her South Carolina hometown, where not much has changed since she left. Just as she begins to accept her new life, a visit from her aunt, who happens to be a superstar Hollywood agent, presents her with an offer that could change everything. When she ventures off to her aunt's whimsical Californian ranch, she discovers that Hollywood's "it" man is staying in the ranch's guest house. He too is escaping his messy reality. When their paths inevitably cross, Liza's life is changed again. This new path has Liza questioning everything. One thing is for certain though, they cannot deny the undeniable attraction pulling them closer and closer.

Hanna Who Fell from the Sky

Hanna Who Fell from the Sky
Author: Christopher Meades
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 1460300351
ISBN 13: 9781460300350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hanna Who Fell from the Sky Book Review:

A magical, provocative tale of forbidden love and one girl’s struggle for liberation Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age. But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. And when her mother reveals a secret—one that could grant her the freedom she’s known only in her dreams—Hanna is forced to decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she’s ever known? Or is there another option—one too fantastical to believe? With lush, evocative prose, award-winning author Christopher Meades takes readers on an emotional journey into a fascinating, unknown world—and, along the way, brilliantly illuminates complexities of faith, identity and how our origins shape who we are.

Glamour

Glamour
Author: Penelope Fletcher
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2010-10-07
ISBN 10: 9781493669950
ISBN 13: 1493669958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glamour Book Review:

Rae Wilder has problems. Supernatural creatures swarm the earth, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Stalked by a handsome fairy who claims she is like him, demonkind, Rae thinks maybe it was a mistake breaking the rules by going over the Wall into demon territory. Plunged into a world of dark magics, fierce creatures, and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. The changes to her mind and body are startling, but rather than accept her purpose she struggles against who she is destined to be. Throw in a big lust for a vampire who can't keep his hands off her, and life starts to get complicated. Rae is forced to make the ultimate choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control.

The Point of Rescue

The Point of Rescue
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN 10: 1848942524
ISBN 13: 9781848942523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Point of Rescue Book Review:

Queen of crime Sophie Hannah's third stunning psychological suspense novel. 'Addictive' Marie Claire 'Irresistible' Guardian It began with an affair. And ended in murder. Sally is watching the news with her husband when she hears a name she ought not to recognise: Mark Bretherick. Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was cancelled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from her busy life juggling work and a young family, Sally didnt tell her husband that the trip had fallen through. Instead, she booked a week off work and treated herself to a secret holiday. All she wanted was a bit of peace - some time to herself - but it didn't work out that way. Because Sally met a man. Mark Bretherick. All the details are the same: where he lives, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. Except that the man on the news is a man Sally has never seen before. And Geraldine and Lucy Bretherick are both dead . . .

Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 0571283284
ISBN 13: 9780571283286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pigs in Heaven Book Review:

Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

Tiger Drive

Tiger Drive
Author: Teri Case
Publsiher: BZCE Publishing
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 0990917576
ISBN 13: 9780990917571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tiger Drive Book Review:

"Bright, brash, candid" -Kirkus Reviews Award-winning novelist, Teri Case puts us inside the minds of mother, father, daughter, and son to portray how addiction, poverty, and secrets can derail the best of intentions. But with a little hope and a dose of trust, the human spirit can prevail. In Nevada, Sloan family matriarch, Janice, is tired of her white trash life--dealing with debt, kids, her son's motorcycle gang, and Harry, her drunk of a husband. She can't shake her lifelong dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. As Janice's teen daughter, Carrie, plans her escape to college, Janice confronts the fact that she's forty-eight and running out of time. She decides to leave and move to Nashville for one year to pursue her dream. But before Janice can leave, Harry's worst betrayal yet destroys everyone's plans, and detectives start digging up the family dirt. Times are desperate for the Sloan Family. They might survive if they can become each other's unlikely heroes. Do they have what it takes to confront the truth about their lives and each other and break free from their way of life on Tiger Drive?

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
Author: Kelly Harms
Publsiher: Center Point
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2020-02
ISBN 10: 9781643585017
ISBN 13: 1643585010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Book Review:

Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Keeper of the Lost Cities
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1442445947
ISBN 13: 9781442445949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeper of the Lost Cities Book Review:

At age twelve, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.

Because of the Rabbit

Because of the Rabbit
Author: Cynthia Lord
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 0545914272
ISBN 13: 9780545914277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Because of the Rabbit Book Review:

Newbery Honor-winning author Cynthia Lord has written a sensitive and accessible book about the challenges of fitting in when you know you're a little different.

The Subway Girls

The Subway Girls
Author: Susie Orman Schnall
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 1250169771
ISBN 13: 9781250169778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Subway Girls Book Review:

From the author of The Balance Project comes a dual-timeline narrative featuring a 1949 Miss Subways contestant and a modern-day advertising executive whose careers and lives intersect. "Schnall has written a book that is smart and timely...Feels perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams and Liza Klaussmann." —Taylor Jenkins Reid, acclaimed author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo "A fast-paced, clever novel filled with romantic possibilities, high-stakes decisions, and harsh realities. Perfect for fans of Fiona Davis’s The Dollhouse, this engrossing tale highlights the role that ambition, sexism, and true love will forever play in women’s lives." —Amy Poeppel, author of Small Admissions In 1949, dutiful and ambitious Charlotte's dream of a career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she help out with the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways beauty contest, which promises irresistible opportunities with its Park Avenue luster and local fame status. But when her new friend—the intriguing and gorgeous fellow-participant Rose—does something unforgivable, Charlotte must make a heart-wrenching decision that will change the lives of those around her forever. Nearly 70 years later, outspoken advertising executive Olivia is pitching the NYC subways account in a last ditch effort to save her job at an advertising agency. When the charismatic boss she’s secretly in love with pits her against her misogynistic nemesis, Olivia’s urgent search for the winning strategy leads her to the historic Miss Subways campaign. As the pitch date closes in on her, Olivia finds herself dealing with a broken heart, an unlikely new love interest, and an unexpected personal connection to Miss Subways that could save her job—and her future. The Subway Girls is the charming story of two strong women, a generation apart, who find themselves up against the same eternal struggle to find an impossible balance between love, happiness, and ambition.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass
Author: Philip Pullman
Publsiher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0375846735
ISBN 13: 9780375846731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Amber Spyglass Book Review:

Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Finding Dorothy

Finding Dorothy
Author: Elizabeth Letts
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-02
ISBN 10: 0525622101
ISBN 13: 9780525622109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Dorothy Book Review:

A richly imagined novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, Maud--from the family's hardscrabble days in South Dakota to the Hollywood film set where she first meets Judy Garland. Maud Gage Baum, widow of the author of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, met Judy Garland, the young actress playing the role of Dorothy on the set of The Wizard of Oz in 1939. At the time, Maud was seventy-eight and Judy was sixteen. In spite of their age difference, Maud immediately connected to Judy--especially when Maud heard her sing "Over the Rainbow," a song whose yearning brought to mind the tough years in South Dakota when Maud and her husband struggled to make a living--until Frank Baum's book became a national sensation. This wonderfully evocative two-stranded story recreates Maud's youth as the rebellious daughter of a leading suffragette, and the prairie years of Maud and Frank's early days when they lived among the people--especially young Dorothy--who would inspire Frank's masterpiece. Woven into this past story is one set in 1939, describing the high-pressured days on The Wizard of Oz film set where Judy is being badgered by the director, producer, and her ambitious stage mother to lose weight, bind her breasts, and laugh, cry, and act terrified on command. As Maud had promised to protect the original Dorothy back in Aberdeen, she now takes on the job of protecting young Judy.