From the riveting opening that takes place in NYC's Lower East Side's sweatshops until its gripping conclusion, this enthralling novel vividly portrays the desperate times of German immigrants landing at Ellis Island in 1905 in search of a better life.
Risk and reward weigh heavily for Lani Yavari as she fights to reunite her family - possibly at the cost of her own life. A strong, vibrantly brilliant contemporary metaphysical Y/A novel that belongs alongside the greats!
In a world where too many rocks are thrown at those who represent anything other than the norm in middle-class white America, two friends decide to take matters into their own hands and stand up to the hatred with which they are targeted in order to save their home and ultimately their lives.
MY DEAR WIFE and CHILDREN: CIVIL WAR LETTERS FROM a 2nd MINNESOTA VOLUNTEER by Nick K. Adams – Civil War Memoir, Family Letters
An intimate historical record of the realities of war seen through the sometimes tear-dimmed eyes of a Civil War soldier to his beloved wife and children.
Strength and hope amidst life's hardships is the essence of the human spirit. Walker brings it all in her beautifully written and heartfelt memoir.
Traveling the Mother Road—Route 66—Charlie swaps his oppressive family for an offbeat cast of characters and learns about freedom, love, and how to stand up for himself in Elizabeth Barlo's Ruth 66.
The Apprentice transports the reader to a raw, natural world, one with fields of sweet smelling sage, soaring hawks and diving falcons. The language and beauty of the sport of falconry is woven expertly into the narrative, providing the reader a glimpse into a rarified world while providing believable, relatable characters.
Love once lost is not always easy to regain, even when the couple in question are like peas and carrots. Memorable characters, shimmering and confident prose, and realistic dialogue are portrayed in this stellar contemporary romance of mid-life star-crossed lovers seeking a second chance.
Realistic teen life plus a hefty dose of magic realism equals a mighty fine read! Gretchen Wing's "The Flying Burgowski" will lift you above it all and satisfy your longing for a really good YA book.