A panoramic narrative of human and animal life on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on a ten-square-mile area at the mouth of the Choptank River and the families that settle there, from 1583 to the present
At the request of the Malek family, owners of a multi-million-dollar construction company, private detective Kinsey Millhone is hired to trace the missing brother of the troubled and embattled clan, eighteen years after he had vanished without a trace
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Scotland, 1766. Sentenced to a life of misery in the brutal coal mines, twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh hungers for escape. His only ally: the beautiful, highborn Lizzie Hallim, who is trapped in her own kind of hell. Though separated by politics and position, these two restless young people are bound by their passionate search for a place called freedom. From the teeming streets of London to the infernal hold of a slave ship to a sprawling Virginia plantation, Ken Folletts turbulent, unforgettable novel of liberty and revolution brings together a vivid cast of heroes and villains, lovers and rebels, hypocrites and hell-raisers--all propelled by destiny toward an epic struggle that will change their lives forever.
Moves from Alaskan prehistory, to Russian exploration, to acquisition by the United States to statehood, detailing historical high points through the lives of imagined and historical characters
In a tiny and remote Alabama town, an unexpected, unusual, and life-transforming event that occurs on one Christmas morning changes a family and a town forever, in a heartwarming holiday novel by the author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Reprint.
'Centaine screamed and drove the point of her stave down into the jaws with all her strength. She felt the sharpened end bite into the soft pink mucous membrane in the back of its throat, saw the spurt of scarlet blood, and then the lion locked its jaws on the stave and with a toss of its flying mane ripped it out of her hands and sent it windmilling out and down to hit the earth below.' The passionate love of a beautiful French aristocrat for a courageous South African aviator is begun and extinguished in the blazing skies of wartorn France. But Centaine de Thiry is bent on realizing some of the dreams which she and Michael Courtney had shared and sets out to seek a future for his unborn child in the country of Michael's birth. But in a monumental odyssey of disaster and adventure she must first brave all the combined terrors of war, shipwreck, thirst, fever and the burning vastnesses of Namibia's Skeleton Coast before she sees another living soul...
Napoleon Hill, America's most beloved motivational author, devoted 25 years to finding out how the wealthy became that way. After interviewing over 500 of the most affluent men and women of his time, he uncovered the secret to great wealth based on the notion that if we can learn to think like the rich, we can start to behave like them. By understanding and applying the thirteen simple steps that constitute Hill's formula, you can achieve your goals, change your life and join the ranks of the rich and successful.
In this updated edition, Dr. Arthur R. Pell provides examples of men and women who, in recent times, exemplify the principles that Hill promulgated. With the success stories of top achievers such as Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg, he proves that Hill's philosophies are as valid today as they were then.
If you're looking to become the next Bill Gates, this is the book for you.
The turbulent history of the Caribbean islands is chronicled, from tribal conflicts on Dominica and the age of exploration, to the Cuban revolution and the tempestuous present, through the colorful lives of characters, fictional and real-life
The Ballantyne family attempts to establish an African diamond empire in a rich saga of danger, romance, adventure, vision, betrayal, and riches set amid the tumultuous backdrop of African history
Caught in the tumult of South Africa's history during the two decades before World War II, half-brothers Manfred De La Rey and Shasa Courtney find themselves adversaries in a war of savagery
From the initial formation of The Freesia Court Book Club and over the course of the next thirty years, five women in small-town Minnesota share the events, triumphs, tragedies, hardships, joys, and sorrows of their lives, in a heartwarming story of friendship. By the author of Patty Jane's House of Curl. Reprint.
Bounded by an episode set in troubled contemporary Poland, this panoramic novel spans the tragic history of Poland from the thirteenth to the twentieth century as it follows the fortunes of the Lubonski, Bukowski, and Buk families