Missile Paradise by Ron Tanner

By Ron Tanner

Within the Marshall Islands, an island-nation in the course of the Pacific Ocean that was a checking out floor for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and checking out missiles whereas their "hosts," the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and fresh their homes. It's 2004, the Iraq warfare is heating up, and September 11 is clean in everyone's minds. Following 4 interconnected tale lines—the meltdown of a burned-out cultural liaison who has "gone native" and bitterly resents his function in holding the Marshallese down; a tender programmer who has misplaced his leg in a reckless solo crusing trip; the struggles of a tender widow with childrens whose husband drowned in a mysterious diving twist of fate; and the harmful spiral of a Marshallese youngster whose American female friend rejects him while she returns to the States—Missile Paradise is an epic, heartbreaking, and satirical novel in regards to the conflict of cultures among the american citizens attempting to observe their American Dream during this seeming paradise, and the Marshallese who're either angered and bedazzled by means of that dream.

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Dark Emerald (Dark Jewels Trilogy, Book 2) by Lisa Jackson

By Lisa Jackson

2012 Retail ePub of 1999 Novel. on the time of this add, this appears the one one of many trilogy on hand at libraries to borrow as an ebook

Banished from Tower Twyll through his brutal part brother, Rhys has carved out a brand new existence because the Outlaw. yet then he captures a raven-haired attractiveness named Tara who could be the precise inheritor to Twyll. She not just inflames his hope, yet incorporates the mythical jewel that threatens his very quest for revenge. From the 1st, the notorious felony stokes a keenness seductive but scary in Tara. For if she is the real inheritor to Twyll, then she is the sworn enemy of the guy who has captured her heart...

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Zorro LP: A Novel by Isabel Allende

By Isabel Allende

A swashbuckling event tale that unearths for the 1st time how Diego de l. a. Vega turned the masked guy we know so well

Born in southern California overdue within the 18th century, he's a baby of 2 worlds. Diego de l. a. Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish army guy became landowner; his mom, a Shoshone warrior. Diego learns from his maternal grandmother the methods of her tribe whereas receiving from his father classes within the paintings of fencing. it's right here, in the course of Diego's youth, that he witnesses the brutal injustices dealt local americans and primary feels the internal clash of his heritage.

Sent to Barcelona for a eu schooling, Diego joins "La Justicia," a mystery underground resistance circulation dedicated to aiding the powerless and the poor.

Between California and Barcelona, the personality of Zorro is shaped, an exceptional hero is born and the legend starts off. After many adventures, Diego de l. a. Vega, a.k.a. Zorro, returns to the United States to reclaim the hacienda on which he used to be raised and to hunt justice for all who can't struggle for it themselves.

Performed through Blair Brown

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Neverhome by Laird Hunt

By Laird Hunt

A rare novel a couple of spouse who disguises herself as a guy and is going off to struggle within the Civil War.

She calls herself Ash, yet that's now not her genuine identify. She is a farmer's trustworthy spouse, yet she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier within the Civil conflict. Neverhome tells the harrowing tale of Ash Thompson through the conflict for the South. via bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she turns into a hero, a folks legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the yankee cause.

Laird Hunt's superb new novel throws a mild at the adventurous ladies who selected to struggle rather than remain at the back of. it's also a secret tale: why did Ash depart and her husband remain? Why can she no longer go back? what's going to she need to battle through to make it again home?

In wonderful prose, Hunt's rebellious younger heroine fights her approach via background, and again domestic to her husband, and at last into our hearts.

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People of the Wolf (North America's Forgotten Past, Book 1) by Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear

In the sunrise of heritage, a valiant humans cast a course from an previous global right into a new one via what's now Alaska and the Canadian Northwest Territories. Led via a dreamer who the spirit of the wolf, a handful of brave women and men dared to pass the frozen wastes to discover an untouched, unspoiled continent.

A sweeping epic of prehistory, People of the Wolf is a compelling novel within the majestic North America's Forgotten prior sequence from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael apparatus and Kathleen O'Neal equipment.

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Boss Tweed: The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who by Kenneth D. Ackerman

By Kenneth D. Ackerman

Starred evaluate. William Marcy Tweed didn't invent graft, yet he rigged elections and stole from the general public on an extraordinary scale, gaining a stranglehold on long island urban and collecting an enormous own fortune. through the early 1870s, he and his "ring" had skimmed among $25 and $40 million from the municipal treasury, a superb quantity even in an period infamous for robber barons and industry manipulators. Ackerman, the writer of The Gold Ring: Jim Fisk, Jay Gould, and Black Friday 1869, a ebook approximately different Gilded Age scoundrels, deftly chronicles Tweed's epic upward push and supreme shame, giving us a nuanced portrait of the "Boss." Early in his profession, Tweed brilliantly famous that he may perhaps win energy by means of mobilizing New York's teeming working-class and immigrant wards. via patronage and largesse, Tweed recruited a military of ballot-box stuffers who helped set up his cronies in place of work, permitting him to award jobs and contracts to acquaintances whereas punishing enemies. Tweed's ring borrowed monstrous quantities at the city's tab and spent lavishly on such public tasks as valuable Park, making Tweed "the city's grand benefactor, Santa Claus with a diamond pin." yet whereas Ackerman supplies Tweed his due, describing how the Boss's desktop aided the terrible and helped modernize a crowded, chaotic urban, the writer is just too clear-eyed to give his topic as a latter-day Robin Hood. Ackerman's Boss Tweed robbed everyone-and stored lots for himself. And eventually, Tweed's corruption and financial recklessness had crippling outcomes for town lengthy after he died, penniless, in penitentiary. in any case, this ebook isn't just a compelling examine the colourful but ruthless guy who invented the large urban political laptop, it's also the gripping tale of the way committed newspapermen and zealous reformers introduced down a infamous kingpin.
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Far Horizons (Emigrants Trilogy, Book 1) by Katharine Swartz, Kate Hewitt

By Katharine Swartz, Kate Hewitt

The Highlands of Scotland, 1819: at the eve of his departure for the recent international, Allan MacDougall asks his cherished Harriet to attend for his go back, whilst he'll be demonstrated and ready to marry her. whilst his father discovers his reason he insists it's dishonourable, and so Allan needs to unfastened Harriet from her promise at the same time he vows to stay devoted himself. via years of difficulty, heartache, tragedy, and betrayal, Allan and Harriet grasp to the affection that first introduced them together--yet it's the treacherous doubts in their personal hearts that may end up to be their undoing, and force them farther aside than ever.

Far Horizons is a sweeping saga of that may take you from the Highlands of Scotland to the untamed Canadian desolate tract and the bustling streets of Boston. in line with genuine occasions, it celebrates the power of a promise and the long-lasting energy of affection. Written by way of united states this present day bestselling writer Kate Hewitt, and booklet one of many Emigrants Trilogy

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A Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell

By Henning Mankell

From the across the world acclaimed writer of the Kurt Wallander crime novels, a strong stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn woman protagonist is awoken from her naïveté by means of her publicity to racism and by way of her personal unforeseen internal strengths.

chilly and poverty outline Hanna Renström’s formative years in distant northern Sweden, and in 1904, at nineteen, she forums a boat for Australia in wish of a higher life.  yet none of her hopes—or fears—prepares her for the existence she's going to lead. After short marriages either go away her widowed, she reveals herself the landlord of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa, a global the place colonialism and white colonists rule, the place she is remoted inside of white society through her career and her gender, and, one of the bordello’s black prostitutes, via her colour. As Hanna’s tale unfurls over the subsequent numerous years during this “treacherous paradise,” she wrestles with a devastating loneliness and with the racism she’s intended to unthinkingly undertake. And as her existence turns into more and more intertwined with the prostitutes’, she strikes inexorably towards the instant whilst she is going to come to a decision that defies all of the expectancies society has of her and, extra very important, these she has of herself.

Gripping in its drama, evocative and searing in its portrait of colonial Africa, A Treacherous Paradise is, at its center, a deeply relocating tale of a girl who manages to wrench knowledge, empathy, and style from the main unforgiving circumstances. 

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Taming Charlotte (Quaid, Book 2) by Linda Lael Miller

By Linda Lael Miller

Abducted and restrained in a harem -- that's no longer the situation Charlotte Quade expected whilst she prayed for only one grand experience earlier than crusing domestic to Washington Territory from Europe. whereas exploring the traditional, unique island country of Riz, Charlotte foolishly misplaced her means. In a dizzying second, she used to be snatched, certain up in a sack and unceremoniously dumped... extra » -- thoroughly bare! -- within the ship's cabin of the exact same guy who had stuck her fancy as a tender woman in Seattle: Captain Patrick Trevarran.

But Charlotte's dream lover grew to become out to be no gentleman! He had as soon as gallantly fetched her, as a mischievous teenager,from the riggings of his send, yet now he appraised her with exasperation and speedy packed her off to the harem of a sultan good friend. after they have been reunited -- as a lot by way of mercy as by means of destiny -- it was once transparent that Patrick needed in simple terms to tease and trifle with this beautiful, rebellious American. yet, via their event, Charlotte had found a provocative guy torn among recklessness and devotion, among hurricane and calm. Now, with the entire power and keenness she possessed, Charlotte might chart a path that might sweep them ultimately to their future -- an excellent and resounding love

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