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The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper: A Travis McGee Novel

by John D. Macdonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. He had done a big favor for her husband, then for the lady herself. Now she's dead, and Travis McGee finds that Helena Pearson Trescott had one last request of him: to find out why her beautiful daughter Maureen keeps trying to kill herself. But what can a devil-may-care beach bum do for a young troubled mind? "The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author."--Jonathan Kellerman McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, where he realizes pretty quickly that something's just not right. Not only has Maureen's doctor killed herself, but a string of murders and suicides are piling up--and no one seems to have any answers. Just when it seems that things can't get any stranger, McGee becomes the lead suspect in the murder of a local nurse. As if Maureen didn't have enough problems, the man on a mission to save her will have to save himself first--before time runs out. Features a new Introduction by Lee ChildFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

The Girl in the Red Coat

by Kate Hamer

Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing .And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone. Shattered, Beth sets herself on the grim and lonely mission to find her daughter, keeping on relentlessly even as the authorities tell her that Carmel may be gone for good. Carmel, meanwhile, is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own--to a totally unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits, while trying desperately to keep in her head, at all times, a vision of her mother ...Alternating between Beth's story and Carmel's, and written in gripping prose that won't let go, The Girl in the Red Coat--like Emma Donoghue's Room and M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans--is an utterly immersive story that's impossible to put down . . . and impossible to forget.

The Girl in the River

by Kate Rhodes

Praise for the Alice Quentin series:"A fast-moving, entertaining mix of sex, suspense and serial killings." -Washington Post"Alice is a vividly realized protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline." -New York Times bestselling author Sophie HannahJude Shelley, daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, had her whole life ahead of her until she was attacked and left to drown in the Thames. Miraculously, she survived. A year later, her family is now asking psychologist Alice Quentin to re-examine the case.But then a body is found: an elderly priest, attacked in Battersea, washed up at Westminster Pier. An ancient glass bead is tied to his wrist.Alice is certain that Jude and her family are hiding something, but unless she can persuade them to share what they know, more victims will come.Because the Thames has always been a site of sacrifice and death.And Alice is about to learn that some people still believe in it...

The Girl in the Road

by Monica Byrne

A debut that Neil Gaiman calls "Glorious. . . . So sharp, so focused and so human." The Girl in the Road describes a future that is culturally lush and emotionally wrenching.In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on vastly different journeys--each harrowing and urgent and wholly unexpected.When Meena finds snakebites on her chest, her worst fears are realized: someone is after her and she must flee India. As she plots her exit, she learns of The Trail, an energy-harvesting bridge spanning the Arabian Sea that has become a refuge for itinerant vagabonds and loners on the run. This is her salvation. Slipping out in the cover of night, with a knapsack full of supplies including a pozit GPS system, a scroll reader, and a sealable waterproof pod, she sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth.Meanwhile, Mariama, a young girl in Africa, is forced to flee her home. She joins up with a caravan of misfits heading across the Sahara. She is taken in by Yemaya, a beautiful and enigmatic woman who becomes her protector and confidante. They are trying to reach Addis Abba, Ethiopia, a metropolis swirling with radical politics and rich culture. But Mariama will find a city far different than she ever expected--romantic, turbulent, and dangerous.As one heads east and the other west, Meena and Mariama's fates are linked in ways that are mysterious and shocking to the core.Written with stunning clarity, deep emotion, and a futuristic flair, The Girl in the Road is an artistic feat of the first order: vividly imagined, artfully told, and profoundly moving.From the Hardcover edition.

Girl in the Shadows

by V. C. Andrews

Some secrets survive the light of day. Others should stay lost in darkness forever. The family saga that began with April Shadows continues! April Taylor wasn't a little girl anymore -- but who was she really? The home she shared with her parents and her older sister, Brenda, may have been filled with turmoil, but it was the only home she knew. Now, with nowhere to go in the wake of losing her mother and father, April had to grow up fast as she embarked on an odyssey of heartbreak and betrayal. It was mere chance that led her to the secluded home of a kindly elderly woman and her deaf teenaged granddaughter, Echo. There, April found a shelter from her mixed-up life, and from the confusion that severed her relationship with Brenda, after an encounter with Brenda's girlfriend, Celia. But when a dangerous couple arrives with greedy intentions, April discovers they will take advantage of her very special friendship with Echo to get what they want. Now, April's survival depends on being true to the one person she's never fully accepted: herself.

Girl in the Shadows (Shadows #2)

by V. C. Andrews

SOME SECRETS SURVIVE THE LIGHT OF DAY. OTHERS SHOULD STAY LOST IN DARKNESS FOREVER. THE FAMILY SAGA THAT BEGAN WITH APRIL SHADOWS CONTINUES! April Taylor wasn't a little girl anymore -- but who was she really? The home she shared with her parents and her older sister, Brenda, may have been filled with turmoil, but it was the only home she knew. Now, with nowhere to go in the wake of losing her mother and father, April had to grow up fast as she embarked on an odyssey of heartbreak and betrayal. It was mere chance that led her to the secluded home of a kindly elderly woman and her deaf teenaged granddaughter, Echo. There, April found a shelter from her mixed-up life, and from the confusion that severed her relationship with Brenda, after an encounter with Brenda's girlfriend, Celia. But when a dangerous couple arrives with greedy intentions, April discovers they will take advantage of her very special friendship with Echo to get what they want. Now, April's survival depends on being true to the one person she's never fully accepted: herself.

The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf

by Mojha Kahf

Syrian immigrant Khadra Shamy is growing up in a devout, tightly knit Muslim family in 1970s Indiana, at the crossroads of bad polyester and Islamic dress codes. Along with her brother Eyad and her African-American friends, Hakim and Hanifa, she bikes the Indianapolis streets exploring the fault-lines between "Muslim" and "American." When her picture-perfect marriage goes sour, Khadra flees to Syria and learns how to pray again. On returning to America she works in an eastern state - taking care to stay away from Indiana, where the murder of her friend Tayiba's sister by Klan violence years before still haunts her. But when her job sends her to cover a national Islamic conference in Indianapolis, she's back on familiar ground: Attending a concert by her brother's interfaith band The Clash of Civilizations, dodging questions from the "aunties" and "uncles," and running into the recently divorced Hakim everywhere. Beautifully written and featuring an exuberant cast of characters, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf charts the spiritual and social landscape of Muslims in middle America, from five daily prayers to the Indy 500 car race. It is a riveting debut from an important new voice.

The Girl in the Torch

by Robert Sharenow

The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets True Grit in this heartfelt novel of resilience, hope, and discovering a family where you least expect it, from award-winning author Robert Sharenow.At the dawn of the twentieth century, thousands of immigrants are arriving in the promised land of New York City. Twelve-year-old Sarah has always dreamed of America, a land of freedom and possibility. In her small village she stares at a postcard of the Statue of Liberty and imagines the Lady beckoning to her. When Sarah and her mother finally journey across the Atlantic, though, tragedy strikes--and Sarah finds herself being sent back before she even sets foot in the country.Yet just as Sarah is ushered onto the boat that will send her away from the land of her dreams, she makes a life-or-death decision. She daringly jumps off the back of the boat and swims as hard as she can toward the Lady's island and a new life.Her leap of faith leads her to an unbelievable hiding place: the Statue of Liberty itself. Now Sarah must find a way to Manhattan while avoiding the night watchman and scavenging enough food to survive. When a surprising ally helps bring her to the city, Sarah finds herself facing new dangers and a life on her own. Will she ever find a true home in America?

The Girl in the Wall

by Jacquelyn Mitchard Daphne Benedis-Grab

Ariel's birthday weekend looks to be the event of the season, with a private concert by rock star Hudson Winters on the grounds of her family's east coast estate, and all of Ariel's elite prep school friends in attendance. The only person who's dreading the party is Sera, Ariel's former best friend, whose father is forcing her to go. Sera has been the school pariah since she betrayed Ariel, and she now avoids Ariel and their former friends. Thrown together, Ariel and Sera can agree on one thing: this could be one very long night. They have no idea just how right they are. Only moments after the concert begins and the lights go down, thugs open fire on parents and schoolmates alike, in a plot against Ariel's father that quickly spins out of control. As the entire party is taken hostage, the girls are forced apart. Ariel escapes into the hidden tunnels in the family mansion, where she and Sera played as children. Only Sera, who forges an unlikely alliance with Hudson Winters, knows where her friend could be. As the industrial terrorist plot unravels and the death toll climbs, Ariel and Sera must recall the sisterhood that once sustained them as they try to save themselves and each other on the longest night of their lives.

The Girl in the Woods

by Gregg Olsen

"OLSEN WILL SCARE YOU--AND YOU'LL LOVE IT." --Lee Child "YOU'LL SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON AFTER READING GREGG OLSEN." --Allison BrennanA schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail--to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end. Only by teaming up with sheriff's detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It's a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it's the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who's ready to kill again. . . Praise for Gregg Olsen's novels"WICKEDLY CLEVER! GENUINELY TWISTED."--Lisa Gardner"OLSEN WRITES RAPID-FIRE PAGE-TURNERS."--The Seattle Times "GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT."--Kay Hooper

The Girl in the Woods

by Gregg Olsen

"OLSEN WILL SCARE YOU--AND YOU'LL LOVE IT." --Lee Child "YOU'LL SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON AFTER READING GREGG OLSEN." --Allison BrennanA schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail--to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end. Only by teaming up with sheriff's detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It's a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it's the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who's ready to kill again. . . Praise for Gregg Olsen's novels"WICKEDLY CLEVER! GENUINELY TWISTED."--Lisa Gardner"OLSEN WRITES RAPID-FIRE PAGE-TURNERS."--The Seattle Times "GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT."--Kay Hooper

The Girl in the Woods

by Gregg Olsen

"OLSEN WILL SCARE YOU--AND YOU'LL LOVE IT. " --Lee Child "YOU'LL SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON AFTER READING GREGG OLSEN. " --Allison BrennanA schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail--to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end. Only by teaming up with sheriff's detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It's a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it's the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who's ready to kill again. . . Praise for Gregg Olsen's novels"WICKEDLY CLEVER! GENUINELY TWISTED. "--Lisa Gardner"OLSEN WRITES RAPID-FIRE PAGE-TURNERS. "--The Seattle Times "GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT. "--Kay Hooper

Girl in Translation

by Jean Kwok

When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but also herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

Girl in Translation

by Jean Kwok

Introducing a fresh, exciting new voice, an inspiring debut about a Chinese immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures. When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles. Through Kimberly's story, author Jean Kwok, who also emigrated from Hong Kong as a young girl, brings to the page the lives of countless immigrants who are caught between the pressure to succeed in America, their duty to their family, and their own personal desires, exposing a world that we rarely hear about. Written in an indelible voice that dramatizes the tensions of an immigrant girl growing up between two cultures, surrounded by a language and world only half understood, Girl in Translation is an unforgettable and classic American immigrant novel--a moving tale of hardship and triumph, heartbreak and love, and all that gets lost in translation.

A Girl in Winter

by Philip Larkin

"A Girl in Winter is a beautifully constructed, funny and profoundly sad book." -Andrew Motion Philip Larkin's second novel was first published in 1947. This story of Katherine Lind and Robin Fennel, of winter and summer, of war and peace, of exile and holidays, is memorable for its compassionate precision and for the uncommon and unmistakable distinction of its writing.

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

by Eimear Mcbride

Winner, Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2014Winner, Desmond Elliott Prize, 2014Winner, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, 2014Winner, Goldsmiths Prize, 2013Finalist for the Folio PrizeLonglisted for the Desmond Elliot PrizeLonglisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize"Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality."-The Times Literary Supplement"An instant classic."-The Guardian"It's hard to imagine another narrative that would justify this way of telling, but perhaps McBride can build another style from scratch for another style of story. That's a project for another day, when this little book is famous."-London Review of Books"A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is simply a brilliant book-entirely emotionally raw and at the same time technically astounding. Her prose is as haunting and moving as music, and the love story at the heart of the novel-between a sister and brother-as true and wrenching as any in literature. This is a book about everything: family, faith, sex, home, transcendence, violence, and love. I can't recommend it highly enough."-Elizabeth McCracken"McBride's A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is a game-changer, a disruptor, a grenade of a novel, and we all agreed this had to win."-Isabel Berwick"My discovery of the year was Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing."-Eleanor CattonEimear McBride's acclaimed debut tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumor, touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma.Eimear McBride was born in 1976 and grew up in Ireland. At twenty-seven she wrote A Girl is a Half-formed Thing and spent the next nine years trying to have it published.

The Girl Is Murder

by Kathryn Miller Haines

Iris Anderson is only 15, but she's quickly mastering the art of deception in this YA novel for fans of Veronica Mars. It's the fall of 1942 and Iris's world is rapidly changing. Her mother recently committed suicide. Her Pop is back from the war with a missing leg, limiting his ability to do the physically grueling part of his detective work. Iris is dying to help, especially when she discovers that one of Pop's cases involves a boy at her school. Now, instead of sitting at home watching Deanna Durbin movies, Iris is sneaking out of the house, double crossing her friends, and dancing at the Savoy till all hours of the night. There's certainly never a dull moment in the private eye business.

Girl Last Seen

by Anne Greenwood Brown Heather Anastasiu

Kadence Mulligan's star was rising. She and her best friend, Lauren DeSanto, watched their songs go viral on YouTube, then launched a solo career when a nasty throat infection paralyzed Lauren's vocal chords. Everyone knows Lauren and Kadence had a major falling-out over Kady's boyfriend. But Lauren knows how deceptive Kadence could be sometimes. And nobody believes Lauren when she claims she had nothing to do with the disappearance. Or the blood evidence . . . As the town and local media condemns Lauren, she realizes the only way to clear her name is to discover the truth herself. Lauren slowly unravels the twisted life of Kadence Mulligan and finds there was more to her than she ever knew. But will she realize she's unknowingly playing a part in an elaborate game to cover up a crime before it's too late?

Girl Least Likely to Marry

by Amy Andrews

Talk nerdy to me Samuel Tucker is absolutely the last person scientist Cassie Barclay would ever date. Yes, he's gorgeous, but he's also far too cocky for his own good and thinks that Pi is a tasty afternoon treat. So when he asks her to dance at her friend Reese's non-wedding she's wondering why on earth she says yes! Tuck is used to people assuming he's all brawn and no brain, and amuses himself by winding Cassie up. But when he finally takes her to bed, suddenly it's Tuck who can show Cassie a thing or two! Can he convince her that love and sex have nothing to do with logic and everything to do with chemistry?

The Girl Least Likely To & The Deputy Gets Her Man

by Delores Fossen Dorien Kelly

The Girl Least Likely To... by Dorien KellyLove in a small town...When Hallie Brewer left home seven years ago, she swore she'd never return. She was an accident waiting to happen as a kid, earning her the nickname Horrible Hallie. Leaving Sandy Bend was the only way to escape her past. But now she's back...and is having a doozy of a time convincing people she's changed! Her only wish? That her high school crush, Steve Whitman, would see her as something more than Horrible Hallie....The Deputy Gets Her Man by Delores FossenPlus a whole lotta lovin'NYC cop Rayanne Garrett has a lot to live down when she returns to Longhorn, Texas, to get Aunt Evie-her only relative-out of jail. Unfortunately, the current sheriff is the one Rayanne has to live down! An embarrassing moment with Rios McKay eleven years earlier keeps it awkward between them. Determined to get to the bottom of her aunt's arrest, Rayanne'll do anything, even if it involves dating that darn sheriff!

A Girl Like Her

by Elizabeth Harbison

How to Get Your Man:<P><P> Ever since hunky handyman Dalton Price had rocked her world then hit the road, advertising executive Bonnie Vaness had set her sights on a different type of man: sensible, reliable, safe. But now Dalton was back in her life in her building and her hormones wanted what she knew she shouldn't have. <P> Diary of a Domestic Goddess<P> Columnist Kit Macy's dream house was almost hers. Then the entire staff of her old-fashioned household magazine was fired by the new, hip, handsome boss. No job meant no mortgage, and no backyard for her four-year-old son. She needed a plan... and decided to reinvent herself.

A Girl Like Me

by Ni-Ni Simone

She's got a voice like Keisha Cole, attitude to burn--and is the body-rockin', Bebe-sporting girl everyone in her high school wants to be. . .or be with. But in real life, sixteen-year-old Elite has a crack-addicted mother, no father in sight, and is secretly raising her sister and two brothers on her own. Now a radio contest has put her up-close-and-personal with mega-hot singer Haneef and their chemistry is too sizzling for Elite to stop pretending. And as the clock ticks down fast for this 'hood Cinderella, she has only one shot to save her family and make all of her dreams come true...

A Girl Like Me (Shortie Like Mine #3)

by Ni-Ni Simone

She's got a voice like an R'n'B diva, attitude to burn and is the body-rockin', hip fashion-sporting girl everyone in her high school wants to be - or be with. But in real life 16-year-old Elite has a crack-addict mother, no father in sight and is secretly raising her sister and two brothers on her own. Now a radio contest has put her up close and personal with mega-hot singer Haneef and their chemistry is too hot for Elite to keep pretending. As the clock ticks down fast for this hood Cinderella, she has one shot to save her family and make all of her dreams come true.

A Girl Like You

by Maria Geraci

Every ugly duckling is a swan in waiting... Emma Frazier is smart, hardworking, and loves her job as a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine. Emma knows she's no great beauty, but she's pretty certain she has a shot with her handsome new boss, Ben Gallagher--until Emma overhears a mutual acquaintance refer to her as the "ugly friend." In an effort to reclaim her battered self-esteem, Emma decides to impress Ben at work by promising an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend, Trip Monroe. Emma and Trip went to high school together and although it's been fourteen years since they've spoken, Emma is certain she can score an interview with the elusive super star. But connecting with Trip turns out to be harder than Emma imagined. Her quest for the interview leads her back to her tiny hometown of Catfish Cove, where old secrets and a new romantic interest shake up Emma's views on life and teach her that maybe the key to finding true love is as simple as accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.

Girl, Make Your Money Grow!

by Glinda Bridgforth Gail Perry-Mason

Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck, working long hours at a JOB that stands for "Just Over Broke"? Do you dream about retiring early to spend more time with your loved ones--or finally owning a house in your favorite part of town? If you're ready to take charge of your finances and move beyond your salary to create new wealth, then come on, girl - it's time to make your money grow! These days the stock market can make anyone flinch--but as the money-wise Glinda Bridgforth knows, it's more important than ever to plan for the future and secure your lifestyle. In this timely follow-up to her bestsellingGirl, Get Your Money Straight!, Bridgforth teams up with investment expert and stockbroker Gail Perry-Mason to deliver power-packed, sister-to-sister advice on how to master the stock market, grow your income, and start investing in your biggest asset--you. Beginning with simple, engaging exercises to help you assess your finances and transform any negative money beliefs that hold you back, Bridgforth and Perry-Mason then present their step-by-step program for becoming acquainted with investing and making your money work for you, 24-7. You will learn how to: * Clear away debt and clear the deck--for investing * Create new streams of income by using your own special talents * Develop an investment mission statement * Map out a personalized plan for retirement and take advantage of the best retirement options: 401(k)s, IRAs, and more * Own your own piece of the rock: buying prime real estate * Take the mystery out of the market and build an investment portfolio that's right for you * Use bonds, mutual funds, and blue chip stocks to lower your risk without sacrificing profits * Read the market for winners and losers--and get the knowledge you need to protect your assets Filled with Bridgforth's warm-hearted wisdom and advice, and complete with worksheets, exercises, affirmations, and inspiring stories of African American women who've successfully grown their money tree,Girl, Make Your Money Grow!is a fresh, fun, and eminently practical guide to achieving the next level of financial security and to funding the future of your dreams.

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