The View from Prince Street

Author: Mary Ellen Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425278263
Format: PDF, ePub
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After her sister's death in a car accident, Rae McDonald's teenage years were in turmoil. Pregnant at sixteen, she found a loving couple to adopt her child - and then buried her grief under a heart of stone. Her sister's best friend Lisa Smyth survived the crash, but never told the truth about it. So when a family obligation draws her back to Alexandria, Virginia, both women must confront the past, as long-buried artefacts are unearthed by the Shire Architectural Salvage company that link their family histories - and point to a new future.

The Union Street Bakery

Author: Mary Ellen Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101619295
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In the first novel of the Union Street Bakery series, Daisy McCrae learns how easily life can turn on a dime… Suddenly without a job or a boyfriend, Daisy now lives in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while she learns the business. It doesn’t help that, as the only adopted daughter, her relationship with her sisters has never been easy. When an elderly customer dies, Daisy is surprised to inherit a journal from the 1850s, written by a slave girl named Susie. As she reads, Daisy learns more about her family—and her own heritage—than she ever dreamed. Haunted by dreams of the young Susie, who beckons Daisy to “find her,” she is compelled to explore the past more deeply. What she finds are the answers she has longed for her entire life.

At the Corner of King Street

Author: Mary Ellen Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425278255
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But an unexpected call abruptly pulls Addie out of her new and improved life. Her sister has just given birth and Addies Aunt Grace wants her to return home to help the familyeven if it means confronting things shes tried so hard to forget.

Wildwood

Author: Colin Meloy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062093533
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood. Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh at the same time. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six full-color plates, making this an absolutely gorgeous object. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Alexandra

Author: Carolly Erickson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429904025
Format: PDF, ePub
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Taking advantage of material unavailable until the fall of the Soviet Union, Erickson portrays Alexandra's story as a closely observed, enthrallingly documented, progressive psychological retreat from reality. The lives of the Romanovs were full of color and drama, but the personal life of Alexandra has remained enigmatic. Under Erickson's masterful scrutiny the full dimensions of the Empresses' singular psychology are revealed: her childhood bereavement, her long struggle to attain her romantic goal of marriage to Nicholas, the anguish of her pathological shyness, her struggles with her in-laws, her false pregnancy, her increasing eccentricities and loss of self as she became more preoccupied with matters of faith, and her increasing dependence on a series of occult mentors, the most notorious of whom was Rasputin. With meticulous care, long practiced skill, and generous imagination, Erickson crafts a character who lives and breathes.

Out of Egypt

Author: André Aciman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312426552
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The son of a flamboyant Jewish clan recounts his family's move to turn-of-the-century Alexandria, the family's many colorful members, its pursuit of wealth and happiness, and its struggles with anti-Semitic and anti-Western nationalism. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Sweet Expectations

Author: Mary Ellen Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425259706
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Feeling contented if not happy in her life running the family bakery while living in the store's attic, Daisy receives unexpected news that throws everything into chaos before discovering a hidden box of recipes and mementos that help her to find a sense of purpose. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Shadow of the Lion

Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 0743435230
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In 1537 Venice, Marco and Benito Valdosta take on the mission to stop the evil sorcerer Chernobog and the monster that he has sent to destroy the city, while fleeing the assassins sent by the vicious Duke of Milan, who is out to destroy the ancient House of Valdosta. 35,000 first printing.