Rust Stardust

Rust   Stardust

Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, this heart-pounding story by award-winning ...

Author: T. Greenwood

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250164216

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“Greenwood’s glowing dark ruby of a novel brilliantly transforms the true crime story that inspired Nabokov’s Lolita. Shatteringly original and eloquently written....So ferociously suspenseful, I found myself holding my breath.” —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he’s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute—unless she does as he says. This chilling novel traces the next two harrowing years as Frank mentally and physically assaults Sally while the two of them travel westward from Camden to San Jose, forever altering not only her life, but the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way. Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, this heart-pounding story by award-winning author T. Greenwood at last gives a voice to Sally herself.
Categories: Fiction

Grace

Grace

A novel of a troubled Vermont family and a teenage boy walking a dangerous emotional tightrope—from “a writer of subtle strength” (Publishers Weekly).

Author: T. Greenwood

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758278159

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A novel of a troubled Vermont family and a teenage boy walking a dangerous emotional tightrope—from “a writer of subtle strength” (Publishers Weekly). Every family photograph hides a story. Some are suffused with warmth and joy, others reflect the dull ache of disappointed dreams. For thirteen-year-old Trevor Kennedy, taking photos helps him make sense of his fractured world. His father, Kurt, struggles to keep a business going while also caring for Trevor’s aging grandfather, whose hoarding has reached dangerous levels. Trevor’s mother, Elsbeth, all but ignores her son while doting on his five-year-old sister, Gracy, and pilfering useless drugstore items. Trevor knows he can count on little Gracy’s unconditional love and his art teacher’s encouragement. None of that compensates for the bullying he has endured at school for as long as he can remember. But where Trevor once silently tolerated the jabs and name-calling, now anger surges through him in ways he’s powerless to control. Only Crystal, a store clerk dealing with her own loss, sees the deep fissures in the Kennedy family—in the haunting photographs Trevor brings to be developed, and in the palpable distance between Elsbeth and her son. And as their lives become more intertwined, each will be pushed to the breaking point, with shattering, unforeseeable consequences.
Categories: Fiction

Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water

In this deeply tender novel, acclaimed novelist T. Greenwood moves deftly between the past and present to create a poignant and wonderfully moving story of friendship, the resonance of memories, and the love that keeps us afloat.

Author: T. Greenwood

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758291448

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In this deeply tender novel, acclaimed novelist T. Greenwood moves deftly between the past and present to create a poignant and wonderfully moving story of friendship, the resonance of memories, and the love that keeps us afloat. In 1960, Billie Valentine is a young housewife living in a sleepy Massachusetts suburb, treading water in a dull marriage and caring for two adopted daughters. Summers spent with the girls at their lakeside camp in Vermont are her one escape—from her husband’s demands, from days consumed by household drudgery, and from the nagging suspicion that life was supposed to hold something different. Then a new family moves in across the street. Ted and Eva Wilson have three children and a fourth on the way, and their arrival reignites long-buried feelings in Billie. The relationship that deepens between the two women offers a solace Billie has never known, until their secret is revealed and both families are wrenched apart in the tragic aftermath. Fifty years later, Ted and Eva’s son, Johnny, contacts an elderly but still spry Billie, entreating her to return east to meet with him. Once there, Billie finally learns the surprising truth about what was lost, and what still remains, of those joyful, momentous summers. “A complex and compelling portrait of the painful intricacies of love and loyalty. Book clubs will find much to discuss in T. Greenwood’s insightful story of two women caught between their hearts and their families.” —Eleanor Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Light of Paris “Bodies of Water is no ordinary love story, but a book of astonishing precision, lyrically told, raw in its honesty and gentle in its unfolding. . . . A luminous, fearless, heart-wrenching story about the power of true love.” —Ilie Ruby, author of The Language of Trees
Categories: Fiction

This Glittering World

This Glittering World

T. Greenwood, acclaimed author of Two Rivers and The Hungry Season, crafts a moving, lyrical story of loss, atonement, and promises kept.

Author: T. Greenwood

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758268013

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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T. Greenwood, acclaimed author of Two Rivers and The Hungry Season, crafts a moving, lyrical story of loss, atonement, and promises kept. One November morning, Ben Bailey walks out of his Flagstaff, Arizona, home to retrieve the paper. Instead, he finds Ricky Begay, a young Navajo man, beaten and dying in the newly fallen snow. Unable to forget the incident, especially once he meets Ricky's sister, Shadi, Ben begins to question everything, from his job as a part-time history professor to his fiancée, Sara. When Ben first met Sara, he was mesmerized by her optimism and easy confidence. These days, their relationship only reinforces a loneliness that stretches back to his fractured childhood. Ben decides to discover the truth about Ricky's death, both for Shadi's sake and in hopes of filling in the cracks in his own life. Yet the answers leave him torn--between responsibility and happiness, between his once-certain future and the choices that could liberate him from a delicate web of lies he has spun.
Categories: Fiction

The Dundee International Book Prize 2012 Shortlist

The Dundee International Book Prize 2012 Shortlist

Kirsty Logan is a fiction writer, journalist, literary magazine editor, teacher, book reviewer, arts intern, and general layabout. She recently completed her first novel, Rust and Stardust, and a short story collection, The Rental Heart ...

Author: Suzanne Hocking

Publisher: Cargo Publishing

ISBN: 9781908885128

Category: Fiction

Page: 75

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The Dundee International Book Prize has established itself as the UK's premier prize for debut novelists. The ?10,000 cash award together with publication by Cargo Publishing, make The Dundee International Book Prize highly valued by tomorrow's great new writers seeking to break into the publishing world. The award, now running for the eighth time, is for an unpublished novel on any theme and in any genre. Dundee is a city which embraces writers - A.L. Kennedy was born and bred in the city and Douglas Dunn, Kate Atkinson, John Burnside, Bill Duncan and Rosamunde Pilcher are amongst the "glitterati" who have drawn on the City of Discovery for their inspiration over the last two decades. The 2012 shortlist boasts talented debut authors from as far afield as the New Zealand and the USA.
Categories: Fiction

Breathing Water

Breathing Water

And buoyed by the lake’s cool, forgiving waters, she may even learn to save herself, in this “impressive” novel of hope and absolution from the award-winning author of Where I Lost Her (Booklist). “Startling and fresh . . . ripe ...

Author: T. Greenwood

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758279910

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“A poignant, clear-eyed novel” about a Vermont homecoming and a reckoning with tragedy (The New York Times Book Review). Effie Greer has been away from Lake Gormlaith, Vermont, for three years. Now she is coming home. The unspoiled lake, surrounded by dense woods and patches of wild blueberries, is the place where she spent idyllic childhood summers at her grandparents’ cottage. And it’s where Effie’s tempestuous relationship with her college boyfriend, Max, culminated in a tragedy she can never forget. Effie had hoped to save Max from his troubled past, and in the process became his victim. Since then, she’s wandered from one city to another, living like a fugitive. But now Max is gone, and as Effie paints and restores the ramshackle cottage, she forms new bonds—with an old school friend, with her widowed grandmother, and with Devin, an artist and carpenter summering nearby. Slowly, she’s discovering a resilience and tenderness she didn’t know she possessed. And buoyed by the lake’s cool, forgiving waters, she may even learn to save herself, in this “impressive” novel of hope and absolution from the award-winning author of Where I Lost Her (Booklist). “Startling and fresh . . . ripe with originality.” —San Diego Union-Tribune “A vivid, somberly engaging book.” —Larry McMurtry “Greenwood sensitively and painstakingly unravels her protagonist’s self-loathing and replaces it with a graceful dignity.” —Publishers Weekly “With its strong characters, dramatic storytelling, and heartfelt narration, Breathing Water should establish T. Greenwood as an important young novelist who has the great gift of telling a serious and sometimes tragic story in an enterta
Categories: Fiction

Undressing The Moon

Undressing The Moon

In evocative shards of memory, a terminally ill young woman pieces together her family’s difficult past in this “lyrical, delicately affecting tale” (Publisher Weekly).

Author: T. Greenwood

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758262264

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In evocative shards of memory, a terminally ill young woman pieces together her family’s difficult past in this “lyrical, delicately affecting tale” (Publisher Weekly). At thirty, Piper Kincaid feels too young to be dying, even as breast cancer eats away her strength. Yet with all the questions of her future before her, she's adrift in the past, remembering the fateful summer she turned fourteen and her life changed forever. It was back then that what Piper dreaded came to pass: her restless, artistic mother, finally left. She had a brother who loved her, but her mother's absence, her father's distance, and a volatile secret threatened to shatter her whole world. Now Piper is back in her hometown of Quimby, Vermont—and once again left with the jagged pieces of a broken life. If she is ever going to survive, she'll have to begin with the summer that broke them all.
Categories: Fiction

The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour

A frustrated artist with a traumatic past finds mystery and healing on a remote Maine island in this “richly told and hauntingly beautiful” novel (Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author).

Author: T. Greenwood

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758290588

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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A frustrated artist with a traumatic past finds mystery and healing on a remote Maine island in this “richly told and hauntingly beautiful” novel (Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author). Years ago on a spring afternoon, thirteen-year-old Wyn Davies took a shortcut through the woods in her New Hampshire hometown and became a cautionary tale. Now, twenty years later, she lives in New York, on the opposite side of a duplex from her ex, with their four-year-old daughter shuttling between them. Wyn makes her living painting commissioned canvases of birch trees to match her clients’ furnishings. But the nagging sense that she has sold her artistic soul is soon eclipsed by a greater fear. Robby Rousseau, who has spent the past two decades in prison for a terrible crime against her, may be released based on new DNA evidence—unless Wyn breaks her silence about that afternoon. To clear her head, Wyn agrees to be temporary caretaker for a friend’s new property on an island off the coast of Maine. The house has been empty for years, and in the basement Wyn discovers a box of film canisters labeled “Epitaphs and Prophecies.” Like time capsules, the photographs help her piece together the life of the house’s former owner, an artistic young mother. But there is a mystery behind the images too, and unraveling it will force Wyn to finally confront what happened in those woods—and perhaps escape them at last. “An emotionally charged novel with many layers, rounded out by a cast of memorable characters.”—Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction

Beside Myself

Beside Myself

Praise for Beside Myself 'A compulsive, dark and strikingly well-written novel' Nathan Filer, author of The Shock of ... and draw you in' Rust and Stardust 'My favourite book of 2016 so far' Carpe Librum 'More twists and turns than a ...

Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408870327

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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As gripping as Room, as powerful as Elizabeth is Missing, Beside Myself is the story of twin sisters, a childhood game with devastating consequences and the slippery nature of identity Helen and Ellie are identical twins – like two peas in a pod, everyone says. The girls know this isn't true, though: Helen is the leader and Ellie the follower. Until they decide to swap places: just for fun, and just for one day. But Ellie refuses to swap back... And so begins a nightmare from which Helen cannot wake up. Her toys, her clothes, her friends, her glowing record at school, the favour of her mother and the future she had dreamed of are all gone to a sister who blossoms in the approval that used to belong to Helen. And as the years pass, she loses not only her memory of that day but also herself – until eventually only 'Smudge' is left. Twenty-five years later, Smudge receives a call from out of the blue. It threatens to pull her back into her sister's dangerous orbit, but if this is her only chance to face the past, how can she resist? Beside Myself is a compulsive and darkly brilliant psychological drama about family and identity – what makes us who we are and how very fragile it can be.
Categories: Fiction