What makes life worth living? Will Traynor is struggling with this very question since an accident left him paralyzed from the shoulders down and often in excruciating pain. Confined to a wheelchair and dependent on others to assist with even the most basic tasks of daily life, Will isn't sure life is worth living. Then his mother hires Louisa (Lou) Clark as his daytime assistant/caregiver. Two very different personalities, Will and Lou get off to a rocky and stilted start.
What if saving the world isn't all it is cracked up to be? Eight years ago, Daniel and Freya did just that with the help of sleeping warriors underneath England. However, both are now suffering the consequences. Daniel is a homeless vagabond who can't get his life together, and Freya is an OCD university student on the verge of a mental breakdown. Things are happening in the world; things they never thought to see again.
This sometimes drawn-out tale revolves around the life of Dorothy Nicolson and her family. It moves between present day, 1959 and 1942. Chapter headings help the reader keep track of the time frame. Dorothy is dying and her daughter, Laurel, wants to learn the reason for a murder she saw her mother commit in 1959. She tries to talk with her mother who lapses in and out of reality. Laurel searches diaries and other accounts of people she believes to be involve
A modern English cozy, Wicked Autumn is set in the village of Nether Monkslip.
A Night to Surrender kicks off a new historical romance trilogy from Tessa Dare, one of my favorite authors of the last several years. Dare writes humorous romps that stand out from the flock with fluid, well-crafted prose, witty dialogue, and lots of snort-worthy situations.
QB VII is a work of historical fiction that was written in 1970 and that takes place from the 1940’s to 1967. QB VII is a courthouse in London where a good portion of the book takes place. Before getting to the trial, the story follows the lives of Dr.
A woman opens her eyes to find herself surrounded by dead bodies. She has no idea what happened. What’s just as, if not more, frightening and disorienting is that she has no idea who she is. The only information she has to go on comes from two letters she finds in her pocket, letters that begin “Dear You” and that seem to have been written by herself.
The Tale of One Bad Rat is a very special story. In this graphic novel, Bryan Talbot tackles the serious subject of child sexual abuse and its after-effects. “Once upon a time, there was a very bad rat …” thus begins the story of Helen Potter, an abused English teenager, who runs away from home with her beloved pet rat and finds herself begging on the streets of London.
Death Cloud is the first in Andrew Lane’s excellent new series about young Sherlock Holmes. Lane, a Brit who has written fan fiction for Doctor Who and James Bond, explains in his afterword that, “Arthur Conan Doyle gave little away about Sherlock’s early years… That has given me the freedom to create a history for Sherlock that is consistent with the few hints that Conan Doyle did let slip, but also leads
In The Complete Talking Heads, British playwright Alan Bennett has written twelve monologues about ordinary people dealing with personal crisis. First produced for BBC television in 1987, they were broadcast on American public television as part of its Masterpiece Theatre program.