Book of John, The
A record of loss, reckoning, and the meaning of the human place in natures large design.
John Thompson thinks heâ€™s going to have an easy summer. Instead he runs into an archeological discovery that will shake the field, his field, to its core. Fifty years old, overweight, married to someone who has aided and abetted his career while never forcing him to deal with his own deep-seated insecurities, John flees to the most extreme place he knows: the Makah Indian community at Neah Bay, Washington. Exposed to the endless rain and relentless sea of the Olympic Peninsula, John is confronted with a people desperate to rejuvenate their ancient whaling tradition, and the ghost of an old love affair John has tried to bury for years. In surefooted, lyrical prose, Niles explores what it means to excavate a life out of the wreckage of the past, and the ramifications of keeping secrets for far too long. Fans of Kingsolver, Haruf, Larry Watson and even James Lee Burke will find her fast-paced dialogue, intense understanding of the natural world, and devout compassion for humanityâ€™s darker side both familiar and wrought in shining new terms.
Nigel Jay Cooper
A moving and vulnerable depiction of a relationship in decline. At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, it explores what it means to live, to love and to lose.
Frank will do anything to keep his mother and father apart. But he's carrying baggage - and it might just weigh him down ...
With finely drawn characters, takes the reader inside the worlds of adoption, teen therapy, family law, and the search for a biological family.
Could you cope with facial injuries and losing an eye? Cass does, with Em's help, but everything is changed!
Daniela I. Norris
Could people we meet have pre-destined roles in our lives?
N J Alexander
Between greed, love and obsession there is the truth we would rather not see.
Amy R. Biddle
An alcoholic mall Santa and a coke-dealing stripper get tangled up with a fairy-worshiping suicide cult.
A riveting novel that toys with the conventions of detective and gangster novels, giving them a sharp, philosophical twist.
The offer of a sensational ride alongside a unique individual in his quest to find freedom from his criminal past.
Technology failed, most died. On an abandoned farm in the middle of France, an old man cares for a group of survivors: all children. Then he suffers a stroke, which comes to end their world for a second time.