The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street
By Susan Jane Gilman
In 1913, little Malka Treynovsky flees Russia with her family. Bedazzled by tales of gold and movie stardom, she tricks them into buying tickets for America. Yet no sooner do they land on the squalid Lower East Side of Manhattan, than Malka is crippled and abandoned in the street.Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, she manages to survive through cunning and inventiveness. As she learns the secrets of his trade, she begins to shape her own destiny. She falls in love with a gorgeous, illiterate radical named Albert, and they set off across America in an ice cream truck. Slowly, she transforms herself into Lillian Dunkle, "The Ice Cream Queen" -- doyenne of an empire of ice cream franchises and a celebrated television personality. Lillian's rise to fame and fortune spans seventy years and is inextricably linked to the course of American history itself, from Prohibition to the disco days of Studio 54. Yet Lillian Dunkle is nothing like the whimsical motherly persona she crafts for herself in the media. Conniving, profane, and irreverent, she is a supremely complex woman who prefers a good stiff drink to an ice cream cone. And when her past begins to catch up with her, everything she has spent her life building is at stake.
It's Always Been You
By Jessica Scott
Captain Ben Teague wants neither the responsibility of command or the commitment. But his request for release from active duty is denied, leaving him with little choice. Frustrated and angry, Ben sets about trying to get fired, wanting nothing to do with leading soldiers in a war he deems futile. But when the most beautiful and annoying woman enters his battalion, he starts to remember what he's fighting for...Major Olivia Hale is shocked by her reception in the battalion. As the person who is meant to formulate legal opinions that keep commanders out of trouble, she's greeted not as part of the team but as an obstruction. Yet Olivia sees more in Ben than he sees in himself and as the legal challenges in his new command grow, so too does the lust for one another. When a night of passion turns into something more, Ben and Olivia must find a way to hold on to their new found love in the midst of a stormy war.
If You Ever Want To Bring An Alligator To School, Don't!
By Elise Parsley
Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who's determined to have the best show-and-tell of all--until her reptilian rapscallion starts getting her into some major trouble. Now it's up to Magnolia to find a way to send this troublemaker home--but what could possibly scare an alligator away?
I Am Spock
By Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy's portrayal of the ever-logical Vulcan, Mr. Spock, is one of the most recognizable, loved, and pervasive characterizations in popular culture. He had been closer to the phenomenon of Star Trek than anyone, having played the pivotal role of Spock in the original series, in six motion pictures, and in a special two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I AM SPOCK gives us Nimoy's unique perspective on the beginnings of the Star Trek phenomenon, on his relationship with his costars and particularly on the reaction of the pointed-eared alien that Nimoy knew best. Here, Nimoy shared the true story behind his perceived reticence to re-create the role and wrote frankly about how his portrayal defined an icon.
By Lia Riley
Lia Riley made New Adult readers fall in love with her breakout debut, Upside Down. Sideswiped, the second of her series, made readers clamor for more. Now, with INSIDE OUT, Lia Riley brings her evocative Off the Map series to a stunning conclusion.When Talia first moved from California to Australia to study abroad, she never dreamed she'd find the love of her life. Bran understands her like no one ever has before. And despite the numerous challenges they've faced, they've always managed to figure out how to stay together. But this time they'll face their toughest hurdle yet. Is their love strong enough to keep them together?'If you're looking for funny, well-written new adult romance - Lia Riley is an author to try' She Reads New Adult'Ms. Riley made magic when she created Bran Lockhart. That is all' The Book Hook Up***'Romantic and poignant . . . the journey of love and acceptance lingers long after the book is closed' Jennifer L. Armentrout, # 1 New York Times bestselling author'Lia Riley is an incredible new talent and not to be missed!' Kristen Callihan, author of The Hook Up'A refreshing and heartfelt New Adult romance' USA Today on Upside Down
Is Your Family Driving You Mad?
By Anne Nicholls
Do your parents nag and your in-laws interfere? Does your partner criticise or ignore you? Do your kids play you up? Do you feel as though you do everything for everyone while also taking all the blame? Family relationships are probably the most complex and far-reaching you'll ever experience. For anyone who's ever dreamed of a better way of living, here are tried and tested strategies for making family life safer, warmer, less frustrating and more nurturing all round. In Is Your Family Driving You Mad? counsellor Anne Nicholls shows you practical ways to·rewrite damaging family beliefs· make yourself heard· avoid emotional blackmail· balance family demands with personal freedom· minimise arguments and promote harmony· calm stepfamily rivalries· build confidence in your children. Buy this book and get your sanity back!
I Am Sorry To Think I Have Raised A Timid Son
By Kent Russell
Kent Russell's essays take him to society's ragged edges - the places where savagery and civilization collide. Perhaps among the misfits and the misunderstood - the losers, the hardcore, the alarming, the crazed, the downright frightening - he can find a way to reconcile his uneasy adult desires and his deepest childhood demons.He goes 'horrorcore' at a four-day music festival in Illinois. He spends a long weekend getting drunk with a man who claims he has conditioned his body to withstand the bites of the most venomous snakes. He finds a castaway on a tiny atoll off the coast of Australia. He explores the Amish obsession with baseball. Bristling with violence, tragedy and humour and wit, I Am Sorry To Think I Have Raised A Timid Son is a raw personal journey and an unforgettable portrait of masculinity in our time, by a ferociously brilliant and distinctive young voice in literary nonfiction.
By Heather Graham, F. Paul Wilson
In this short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson - along with their popular series characters Michael Quinn and Repairman Jack - team up for the first time ever. Jules Chastain, the last surviving member of a wealthy New Orleans family, has a problem. And he's hired Repairman Jack to fix it. It seems that Chastain 'appropriated' an artefact from a fellow collector, Madame de Medici, and she wants it back. But the item - an ancient ring - is located somewhere in the family mausoleum and Chastain is too terrified of the wrath of his enemies to even leave his house to look for it. Meanwhile, Michael Quinn, himself a bit of an independent contractor, is waiting in the mausoleum when Jack arrives. And it's Quinn - whose day job at The Cheshire Cat curiosity shop in New Orleans has made him familiar with mystical objects - who tells Jack that they are dealing with more than just a ring. They're dealing with one of the Seven Infernals. Which means a simple retrieval job just got much more dangerous. For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Face Off!
In the Nick of Time
By Ian Rankin, Peter James
In this original short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology FaceOff, internationally bestselling authors Ian Rankin and Peter James - along with their most famous characters, John Rebus and Roy Grace - team up for the first time ever. Detectives John Rebus and Roy Grace could not be more different. Different generations, different backgrounds, and not to mention the fact that they work 500 miles apart. The case that eventually brings them together centres on a crime that happened when Rebus was just a teenager in the 1960s - but it took place in Roy Grace's stomping grounds in Brighton, England, at a time when violence erupted between rival gangs known as Mods and Rockers. Now, a deathbed confession in in Edinburgh brings Rebus and Grace together to investigate a cold case with a shocking twist. For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Face Off!
By Emily Lloyd-Jones
When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist...She's also a thief.After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn't? The lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives.
I Do Not Sleep
By Judy Finnigan
Do not stand at my grave and weep;I am not there. I do not sleep.There is nothing more powerful than a mother's love.Five years ago, Molly Gabriel lost her twenty-year-old son, Joey, to a terrible sailing accident. His empty boat was washed ashore on the rocks, but his body was never found. Now, Molly has returned to the sands of Cornwall haunted by his disappearance, unable to accept he is gone. Joey was an experienced sailor and died on a calm sea - things just don't add up and Molly cannot let it go. Desperate for answers, she turns to Joey's best friend, Ben, to try and find out what really happened that day...Intensely emotional and relentlessly suspenseful, I Do Not Sleep is the latest bestseller from broadcaster, journalist and Book Club champion, Judy Finnigan.
Instinct For Graduates
By T. D. Jakes
Bishop T.D. Jakes's Instinct skyrocketed to no. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Now this companion gift book shows grads of all ages how to unleash their God-given instincts and embrace the future with unlimited success. INSTINCT FOR GRADUATES encourages readers to thrive using their new diplomas, and demonstrates ways to: Create a plan with clear direction for your life; Make new friends and maintain (or let go of) old relationships; Choose and live with roommates; Form an adult relationship with parents - cut the cord, without tearing the relationship; Manage finances and debt; Hunt for the right jobs, interview successfully and begin an outstanding career; Navigate the ins-and-outs of dating, relating and getting married; Embrace new adventures, have fun and expand horizons. Equipped with the wisdom of Instinct, graduates will discover their potential, become equipped to succeed in every opportunity and stride confidently into the future.
I Got a Name
By Ingrid Croce, Jimmy Rock
I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story is an unforgettable, bittersweet, and deeply personal biography of the talented songwriter that captures the rise of the burgeoning counterculture of the'60s and early'70s.Written in the honest, clear voice of Jim Croce's widow and singing partner Ingrid Croce, along with musician and writer Jimmy Rock, the book vividly re-creates the days when young, talented musicians were not sought out by slick television shows but had to hone their craft in dive clubs and deal with the constant realities of supporting themselves in any way possible. It also shows the intimate, behind-the-scenes details of what went into becoming a "folk music" legend, as well as encounters with buddies Arlo Guthrie, Jimmy Buffet, and other troubadours.But the heart of this tale is the ballad of Jim and Ingrid, a love story that is touching in its heartfelt innocence, even as Ingrid deals with the temptations of the touring musician's lifestyle that Jim was unable to resist. Like Jim Croce's songs, I Got a Name is a book for everyone who loves music, especially those who want to truly understand Croce's unique gifts and the magic that has caused his songs to endure for more than forty years.
I Let You Go
By Clare Mackintosh
THE SENSATIONAL SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER and winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2016A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she?In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever.Slowly, Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future. But her past is about to catch up with her, and the consequences will be devastating . . .**Let Me Lie, the sensational new thriller by Clare Mackintosh, is available now**
The Italian Wife
By Kate Furnivall
*** THE Sunday Times TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR ***'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse'Superb storytelling' Dinah Jefferies Discover a brilliant story of intrigue, romance and betrayal in 1930s Italy, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal.*****Italy, 1932 -- Mussolini's Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost?One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a café in the vibrant centre of Bellina, when a woman she's never met asks her to watch her ten-year-old daughter, just for a moment. Reluctantly, Isabella agrees -- and then watches in horror as the woman climbs to the top of the town's clock tower and steps over the edge.This tragic encounter draws vivid memories to the surface, forcing Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities. Together with charismatic photographer Roberto Falco, Isabella is about to discover that secrets run deeper, and are more dangerous, than either of them could have possibly imagined . . .From the glittering marble piazzas to the picturesque hillside villages and winding streets of Rome, The Italian Wife will take you on an breathtaking journey. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Rosanna Ley. Further praise for Kate Furnivall:'A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse'Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written ...will capture the reader to the last' Sun'Truly captivating' Elle'Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire'An achingly beautiful epic' New Woman'A rollicking good read' Daily Telegraph
By Iris Collier
Chief Inspector Douglas MacBride is flattered to be asked to join a shooting party given by the wealthy McKenzies at their home. But his holiday comes to an abrupt end when Ian McKenzie is found hanged in his bedroom, dressed in women's clothing.
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Learning that Harold Smith might be his biological father, Remo Williams rebels against the doctor, who does not want his son to remain with CURE, until an archenemy decides to use the strained relationship to his advantage.
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Remo and Chiun join forces with Harold Smith, and his crime-fighting organisation in their battle against an artificial intelligence computer chip called Friend, that hijacks CURE's computer system and holds the world hostage to techno-terrorism.
I Love You, Blankie
By Jane Massey, Sheryl Haft
A flowing sail, a hot air balloon, a fluffy cloud, a glowing moon. . . with a little imagination, a blankie can be anything!This sweet and playful board book will encourage little ones to think big as they head off into dreamland. On each page, a young child uses his cozy yellow blankie in a new way, taking him everywhere from under the sea to high among the stars. As bedtime nears, the blankie turns into a balloon, a cloud, and a shooting star, eventually placing him safely into bed where he can keep dreaming and snuggling, too.Featuring a soft padded cover, this is the perfect book to inspire sweet dreams.
The Iron Castle
By Angus Donald
AD 1203: ROBIN HOOD MUST TURN THE TIDE OF WARNormandy AblazeAD 1203: England and France are locked in a brutal struggle for power. The fate of the embattled duchy of Normandy is in the hands of the weak and untrustworthy King John. Facing disaster, he calls for help from a former outlaw - Robin Hood.The Earl of LocksleyAs King Philip II's army rips through the Norman defences, Robin - the Earl of Locksley - leads a savage mercenary force into battle under the English banner, supported by his loyal lieutenant Sir Alan Dale. But defeat is only one castle away.The Iron CastleThe most powerful fortress in Christendom, only Château Gaillard can resist the French advance. Robin and Alan must defend this last bastion against overwhelming force - for if the Iron Castle falls, Normandy will fall with it.