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Wilde Lake

Author : Laura Lippman
ISBN : 1628445076
Genre : Government attorneys
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Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected-- and first female-- state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It's not the kind of case that makes headlines, but peaceful Howard County doesn't see many homicides. As Lu prepares for the trial, the case dredges up painful memories, reminding her small, but tight-knit, family of the night when her brother, AJ, saved his best friend at the cost of another man's life. Only eighteen, AJ was cleared by a grand jury. Now, Lu wonders if the events of 1980 happened as she remembers them. What details might have been withheld from her when she was a child?
Category: Government attorneys

The Design Of Childhood

Author : Alexandra Lange
ISBN : 9781632866370
Genre : Family & Relationships
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From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development. Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds, and neighborhoods little ones engage with are just as important. These objects and spaces encode decades, even centuries of changing ideas about what makes for good child-rearing--and what does not. Do you choose wooden toys, or plastic, or, increasingly, digital? What do youngsters lose when seesaws are deemed too dangerous and slides are designed primarily for safety? How can the built environment help children cultivate self-reliance? In these debates, parents, educators, and kids themselves are often caught in the middle. Now, prominent design critic Alexandra Lange reveals the surprising histories behind the human-made elements of our children's pint-size landscape. Her fascinating investigation shows how the seemingly innocuous universe of stuff affects kids' behavior, values, and health, often in subtle ways. And she reveals how years of decisions by toymakers, architects, and urban planners have helped--and hindered--American youngsters' journeys toward independence. Seen through Lange's eyes, everything from the sandbox to the street becomes vibrant with buried meaning. The Design of Childhood will change the way you view your children's world--and your own.
Category: Family & Relationships

Lady In The Lake

Author : Laura Lippman
ISBN : 0062390023
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Times Bestseller! The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman. In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know--everyone, that is, except Madeline "Maddie" Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she's bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life. Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl--assistance that leads to a job at the city's afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: a missing woman whose body was discovered in the fountain of a city park lake. Cleo Sherwood was a young black woman who liked to have a good time. No one seems to know or care why she was killed except Maddie--and the dead woman herself. Maddie's going to find the truth about Cleo's life and death. Cleo's ghost, privy to Maddie's poking and prying, wants to be left alone. Maddie's investigation brings her into contact with people that used to be on the periphery of her life--a jewelry store clerk, a waitress, a rising star on the Baltimore Orioles, a patrol cop, a hardened female reporter, a lonely man in a movie theater. But for all her ambition and drive, Maddie often fails to see the people right in front of her. Her inability to look beyond her own needs will lead to tragedy and turmoil for all sorts of people--including the man who shares her bed, a black police officer who cares for Maddie more than she knows.
Category: Fiction

To Yesterday

Author : Mark Wildes
ISBN : 9780595256839
Genre : Fiction
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Janice Gaither spends her life remembering the days of love she lost long ago. Unhappy from the lack of devotion from her husband, she can only think of one man, Travis Jordan, dead and buried. In a world where she is forced to imagine her own happiness from an old letter and worn photograph, she realizes happiness is something fabricated from control: Something her life has always lacked. When control is suddenly handed to her like a gift from a ghost, she finds herself in a haunting struggle over a younger man who reminds her in many ways of Travis Jordan. As she starts over on the North Carolina lake she used to call home, she inadvertently brings together a group of people who grow to become genuine family. But they will soon learn the true essence behind the mysteries of Lake Matasuttun that begin to surface. Little do they know how the secret of the lake and a two-hundred-year-old love affair has and will impact their lives. To Yesterday is the story of a woman letting go of her past and finding a new beginning to a destiny untold, until now. Visit www.ToYesterday.com
Category: Fiction

Stranger By The Lake

Author : Jennifer Wilde
ISBN : 9781497698314
Genre : Fiction
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A writer travels to a fabled estate and uncovers a mystery both sensational and deadly in master storyteller Jennifer Wilde’s novel of unparalleled romantic suspense Mystery novelist Susan Marlow visited Gordonwood only once, as an impressionable twelve-year-old girl, but she never forgot the stately Victorian mansion. When her aunt Agatha invites her for a second visit, she meets Craig Stanton, a devilishly attractive scholar who is writing a history book about Sir Robert Gordon, the legendary Victorian-era explorer. Lady Agatha has given Stanton exclusive access to her family’s papers. But some of those priceless documents are missing. A series of break-ins convince Susan—and the local police—that someone is desperate to get their hands on the Gordon manuscripts. The disappearance of a local girl, a suspicious death, and a body that washes up along the Thames make Susan realize that she might be the final obstacle in a killer’s cunningly orchestrated endgame.
Category: Fiction

Oscar Wilde Discovers America

Author : Louis Edwards
ISBN : 9780743236898
Genre : Fiction
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Follows the adventures of young Oscar Wilde and his black valet and gifted confidant Traquair on a year-long publicity tour in America, during which Wilde astounds the New World and Traquair delights in new discoveries and acquaintances.
Category: Fiction

A Reader S Book Of Days True Tales From The Lives And Works Of Writers For Every Day Of The Year

Author : Tom Nissley
ISBN : 9780393241495
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.
Category: Literary Criticism

Bronte Wilde

Author : Fanny Howe
ISBN : UCSC:32106007756569
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Great Women Mystery Writers

Author : Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay
ISBN : 0313334285
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 65.9 MB
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Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sunburn

Author : Laura Lippman
ISBN : 0062844288
Genre : Delaware
File Size : 84.60 MB
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A "novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals, and cold-blooded murder. One is playing a long game. But which one?"--Jacket flap.
Category: Delaware