After I'm Gone

Author: Laura Lippman

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571299695

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8696


When Felix Brewer meets nineteen-year-old Bernadette 'Bambi' Gottschalk at a Valentine's Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative if not always legal businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi's world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband - or his money - might be, she suspects one woman does: his devoted young mistress, Julie. When Julie herself disappears ten years to the day that Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover - until her remains are found in a secluded wooded park. Now, twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto 'Sandy' Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web of bitterness, jealously, resentment and greed stretching over the three decades and three generations that connect these five very different women. And at the center of every woman's story is the man who, though long gone, has never been forgotten: the enigmatic Felix Brewer. Somewhere between the secrets and lies connecting past and present, Sandy could find the explosive truth...

How to Talk to Me After I'm Gone

Creating a Plan for Spirit Communication

Author: Alexandra Chauran

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738741523

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 2260


Many people long to communicate with their loved ones after death. But how do you know if your friends and family will hear you? How to Talk to Me After I’m Gone shows how to create a plan for contacting your loved ones after you’ve passed over to the other side. Sharing remarkable techniques for expressing love, comfort, and guidance, Alexandra Chauran is the perfect guide to exploring all the possibilities that await us in the afterlife. Leading you through stories and simple exercises, this book will help you create a legacy so that your family and friends will know you are happy and at peace. How to Talk to Me After I’m Gone also includes a crash course for learning basic spirit communication so you can practice with your loved ones!

After I've Gone

The emotionally gripping thriller from a no1 bestselling author

Author: Linda Green

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1787471837

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3302


'One of the best books I've ever read!' Amazon reviewer. An emotional new psychological thriller from the #1 bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed. YOU HAVE 18 MONTHS LEFT TO LIVE . . . On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a day when shocked family and friends are posting heartbreaking tributes to her following her death in an accident. Jess is left scared and confused: is she the target of a cruel online prank or is this a terrifying glimpse of her true fate? Amongst the posts are photos of a gorgeous son she has not yet conceived. But when new posts suggest her death was deliberate, Jess realises that if she changes the future to save her own life, the baby boy she has fallen in love with may never exist.

Miss Me When I'm Gone

A Novel

Author: Philip Stephens

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101486236

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4075


Read Philip Stephens's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. "A lavishly written, vividly imagined, and wholly compelling work of fiction...I was spellbound. Often, in fact, I was in awe." -Tim O'Brien After years of indie-label exile, folk singer Cyrus Harper returns to Apogee, Missouri, to tend to his mother. But the musical and haunted world of his past is morphing into just another strip of middle America, corrupted with pawn shops, meth labs, Clear Channel radio, and-if Cyrus's brother has his way-a golfer's paradise. As news of a murderess in the woods confounds the memories of his sister gone missing long ago, this prodigal son is drawn deeper into the cave- riddled realm of stalwarts and misfits he knew in his youth. What he discovers there will change everything. A phantasmagoric tale of American music set during the crucible of its changing industry, Miss Me When I'm Gone plumbs our storied melodies for their essential purpose-to mine the soul for the longing, the passion, the love and rage that drive us. Watch a Video

The Only Way You Are Reading This, Is If I Am Gone.

Author: Trent Bolesky

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469175827

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 5024


On September 12, 2010 Trent and Carrie Boleskys only son, TJ, was killed in a car accident. He was a sixteen year old passenger in the back seat and sat with his arm around his girlfriend, Lydia, possibly saving her life that night. Roy, Lydias brother and TJs best friend was driving them, responsibly to youth group that night. In a freak quick turn, the jeep was in the ditch and Tj was killed instantly. What happens to each of these families and those around them, is beyond humanitys moral compass at its best. This is a wild, spiritual rollercoaster of the twist and turns that occured in the next several months. From finding a good-bye note from TJ to hearing from his friends how God whispered to TJs spirit of his early homecoming. This is a story of Gods grace, love and mercy following a life.

Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You

Author: Alice Munro

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521475

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5952


A remarkable early collection of stories by Alice Munro, the bestselling author of Dear Life, and one of the greatest fiction writers of our time. ‘Alice Munro’s stories are miraculous’ Sunday Times ‘No one else can – or should be allowed to – write like the great Alice Munro’ Julian Barnes ‘She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted’ Daily Telegraph ‘Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last’ Observer ‘She's the most savage writer I've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive’ Jeffrey Eugenides

After I Dream

Author: Rachel Lee

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759526737

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7859


THE DEVIL, THE DEEP BLUE SEA... Psychologist Callie Carlson lives in the lush Florida Keys. Some call it paradise. Callie, a young woman who fears the sea, calls it hell. Now her brother has found a mysterious boat adrift off the coast -- and has been charged with murdering its crew. He faces the death penalty unless a desperate Callie can find a way to prove his innocence. AND DESIRE Former Navy SEAL Chase Mattingly lost his nerve after a near-fatal diving accident. Investigating for Callie is his chance to prove he still has guts. And a heart. But soon someone is trying to stop them both. And as a killer stalks by night, only an act of love and courage can save Callie and Chase: a dive to perilous depths where truth -- or death -- is waiting... With over four million books in print, Rachel Lee has captured readers' imaginations with edge-of-the-seat thrills. Here she holds us spellbound once again with a tale of deep emotions, wild hungers, and chilling suspense...

When I Am Gone

Author: Marge McRae

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145209909X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6830


Before he died, Peter looked into the eyes of his wife of forty years and said, "When I am gone find the mission God has for you . . ." Three years later Janet Drake learns of a recently widowed father with four young children. She believes caring for this family is "her mission" and heads for the motherless Harrison home. But Tom, the father, considers her neither heaven-sent nor especially qualified. However with no other applicant in sight, he agrees to give her a one week try-out. On her second day in town a chance meeting re-ignites a college friendship with Stu Mudoch, now a widowed missionary. He is convinced their meeting was a divine appointment while Janet is more than a little surprised at the strong stirrings of her heart. The children's grief and their misbegotten ideas overwhelm her. But she is ready to do serious battle when an ambitious non-maternal woman casts her seductive web around Tom-pulling him off course from the fathering his children need. Meanwhile Janet's secret Mary Poppins fantasy evaporates when the kids spurn her healthy cooking and none of the pervasive litter throughout the house jumps back into instant order in her wake. Friends of the deceased mom come alongside to help and she, in turn, mentors them as they deal with crushing disappointments and haunting histories. Through it all one over-riding question plagues her. Is serving the Harrison family truly the answer to Peter's challenge, or are the Harrisons just a stepping stone on the way to the real mission?

Lottie Biggs is (Not) Mad

Author: Hayley Long

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330510401

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 229

View: 7390


My name is Lottie Biggs and in three weeks time, I will be fifteen years old. At school, most people call me Lottie Not-Very-Biggs. I’ve never found this particularly funny . . . My current hair colour is Melody Deep Plum which is not as nice as Melody Forest Flame but definitely better than the dodgy custard colour I tried last week . . . And this is my book – it’s about important things like boys and shoes and polo-neck knickers and rescuing giraffes and NOT fancying Gareth Stingecombe (even though he has manly thighs) and hanging-out with your best friend having A BLATANTLY FUNNY TIME. It is definitely not about sitting in wardrobes or having a mental disturbance of any kind! Painfully honest and laugh-so-hard-you-forget-to-breathe funny. The wit of Louise Rennison with the depth of Jacqueline Wilson.