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A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France
In 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France, the author’s grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote village in the South of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking her typewriter and their children. Aside from one brief encounter, the two never saw or spoke to each other again. In A Fifty-Year Silence, Miranda Richmond Mouillot journeys back to the crumbling house to find out what happened between them. A heartbreaking yet uplifting debut.
On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina--sophisticated and effortlessly in control--seems to have all the answers. It's easy to see why Emma is drawn to Nina. But what does Nina see in her? A seemingly innocent friendship slowly develops into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Soon, it becomes clear that Nina wants something from Emma--something that might just destroy her. Set in London, this spine-tingling tale of domestic suspense from the author of Alys, Always (2012) is a real page-turner.
For veterinarian Geneva Novak, animals can be easier to understand than people. They're also easier to forgive. But when her mother, Helen, is injured in a vodka-fueled accident, it's up to Geneva to give her the care she needs. Geneva has always kept her self-destructive mother at arm's length, but her husband convinces her to let Helen live with them. As the truth about her family unfolds, however, Geneva may find secrets too painful to bear and too terrible to forgive. A poignant debut.
On any given day, Janice Itwaru might be found trolling the streets of Queens for drugs. Janice is an "uncle"--an undercover narcotics officer--trying to meet the impossibly high quota of drug busts needed to make detective. With an ailing mother at home, her cover nearly blown, four more buys to get her gold shield and rumors circulating that Internal Affairs has her unit under surveillance, Janice is running very short on luck as her quota deadline approaches. Burgess's second novel (after Dogfight, A Love Story, 2010) is a funny and compelling portrait of how undercover cops really talk and act.
Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully
Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles author Allen Kurzweil’s search for his 12-year-old Swiss boarding school nemesis, a bully named Cesar Augustus. Kurzweil discovered that the adult Cesar was a con artist who had been involved in a major banking scam with gullible clients longing for funds to finance their dreams. “Kurzweil’s fast-paced narrative, with its rich details of the intricate nature of the scam and his uncanny ability to ferret out the truth, almost masks his underlying desire to talk to Cesar about that humiliating year in school.” (Kirkus Reviews)
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