***Discover your next reading obsession with Alex Gray's bestselling Scottish detective series*** Whether you've read them all or whether this is your first Lorimer novel, THE DARKEST GOODBYE is perfect if you love Ian Rankin, Val McDermid ...
Author: Alex Gray
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Immensely exciting and atmospheric' ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH 'Move over Rebus' Daily Mail 'Exciting, pacey, authentic' ANGELA MARSONS 'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' The Times Don't miss Alex Gray's latest novel - WHEN SHADOWS FALL is out now in paperback It doesn't matter whether you've read them all or whether you're discovering this bestselling series for the first time, this Lorimer mystery is the perfect winter read to cozy up with _______________ Was it mercy? Or murder? When newly fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the house of an elderly woman, what appears to be a death by natural causes soon takes a sinister turn when it is revealed that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning - someone dressed as a community nurse, but with much darker intentions. As Kirsty is called to another murder - this one the brutal execution of a well-known Glasgow drug dealer - she finds herself pulled into a complex case involving vulnerable people and a sinister service that offers them and their loved ones a 'release'. Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is called in to help DC Wilson investigate and as the body count rises, the pair soon realise that this case is about to get more personal than either of them could have imagined . . . Alex Gray's new novel BEFORE THE STORM is available to pre-order now _______________ ***PRAISE FOR ALEX GRAY*** 'Convincing Glaswegian atmosphere and superior writing' The Times 'Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Rankin evokes Edinburgh' Daily Mail 'Exciting, pacy, authentic' Angela Marsons 'Sums up everything that is golden and enthralling about a good book' Fully Booked
PAGE-TURNING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR BRIAN FREEMAN 'This man can tell a story' MICHAEL CONNELLY 'Gripping, shocking, and moving.
Author: Brian Freeman
Publisher: Hachette UK
PAGE-TURNING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR BRIAN FREEMAN 'This man can tell a story' MICHAEL CONNELLY 'Gripping, shocking, and moving...A master of psychological suspense' LISA GARDNER To shed light on a recent murder in Duluth, Jonathan Stride is forced to relive the darkest days of his and the city's past... NINE YEARS It is almost a decade since Duluth said goodbye to its innocence. The city creeps ever closer to the tenth anniversary of the year in which it found itself both gripped by murder and united in terror; and during which the pillar of its community, DS Jonathan Stride, had his home and heart torn to ribbons by the claws of cancer. NINE LIVES Cat Mateo, an orphan with a knack of landing on her feet, has bid farewell to a life on the streets. This once-stray teenager owes her rescue to Detective Stride, the father figure she holds close to her heart. But Cat holds something else to her chest - a secret: the sheer power of which she could not possibly comprehend. A secret that, once out of the bag, will not just viciously scratch at Duluth's still-healing wounds, but will make DS Jonathan Stride wave goodbye to his convictions about the events nine years before, and say hello to his darkest fears.
. . It so impressed me that I will be reading it again.' IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY 'A delightful rollercoaster of emotion' SUNDAY INDEPENDENT This novel was previously published asApart from the Crowd
Author: Anna McPartlin
Publisher: Penguin Ireland
You only get one second chance . . . Mary Maskey has endured so much loss in her twenty-nine years that people call her 'Mary of the Sorrows'. Mary has settled for a humdrum existence, a life lived apart from the crowd. The way she hopes to avoid further grief. Her friends - Penny, Ivan and Adam - seem more together but they are just as troubled. Penny's loneliness, Ivan's cowardice and Adam's duplicity are all signs of lives going off the tracks. When a mysterious American moves in beside Mary, her friends are intrigued but she tries to avoid him. Little can they guess that his wounds run at least as deep as any of theirs, and that his arrival in town will challenge them to face their demons. And it will force Mary to decide if she can take a chance on living again . . . 'Emotionally charged' HEAT 'I loved every page . . . It so impressed me that I will be reading it again.' IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY 'A delightful rollercoaster of emotion' SUNDAY INDEPENDENT This novel was previously published as Apart from the Crowd
He had said goodbye softly and tenderly because one could never know if this one is the last one. Goodbye, goodbye, until we meet again on judgment day.
Author: Tony Taylor
It's 1997 at a mountaintop observatory in Southern California where spacecraft navigator Harris Mitchel and astronomer Diana Muse-Jones discover a dangerous asteroid which may hit the earth within two decades. As the asteroid tumbles through space towards an uncertain impact, Harris and Diana fight bitterly over how to announce their discovery. When Harris goes public to a skeptical world--at the cost of his and Diana's careers--he sends their already turbulent relationship into a blaze of conflicting passions. As his notoriety builds, a fanatical preacher and his unhinged followers stalk him while an obnoxious radio personality provides disruptive help. Harris becomes an unwilling Pied Piper for his own overzealous followers hungry for belief and eager for guidance into an uncertain and tumultuous future. In this science fiction drama the characters battle each other in contests of Damn your world view! against a background of hard science, religion, romance, metaphysical speculation, and the forces of nature versus human passions and dreams. Meanwhile an asteroid hurtles through the solar system and global salvation or disaster hangs in the balance. "A courageous and visionary work ... an instant classic." --BlueInk Reviews
May's story of true sadness and loss during World War Two brought me to tears!… Any one that loves a great historical read will fall in love with this book immediately as I did!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'I absolutely loved it!
Author: Shirley Dickson
‘Absolutely fabulous… Had me hooked from the very first page… Took me on a rollercoaster of emotions and had me in tears by the end of the book.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars A heart-wrenching, poignant and totally unforgettable tale of a young woman who must finally face up to the secret she has hidden for a lifetime. A beautiful World War Two novel for fans of Wives of War, Lisa Wingate and Diney Costeloe, that will have you reaching for the Kleenex. 1943, England: On a foggy night during the blackout, twenty-five-year-old May Robinson’s mother is tragically killed. Heartbroken, May isn’t sure she has the strength to harbour the secret she has kept for so many years – a secret her mother devoted her life to hiding, that would tear their broken family even further apart. Vowing to make her mother proud, May trains to be a nurse at Edgemoor General hospital in South Shields, against a backdrop of wailing air-raid sirens and the eternal drone of enemy planes. Tending to wounded, ashen-faced soldiers, fighting to save lives, May is immediately drawn to kind-hearted Richard Bentley, who works tirelessly alongside her. He has sparkling brown eyes, and makes her laugh. In the darkest of days, amongst death and despair, May and Richard are beacons of hope for one another. But why isn’t he fighting in the war like thousands of other brave young men? May knows how she longs to escape her own past, and her mother’s. In this perilous time of such uncertainty, she finds herself asking – how well do they really know each other? And when the shocking truth of May’s secret comes to light, just as the war comes too close to home, can their love survive the impossible? Readers are absolutely loving Our Last Goodbye: 'What an emotional journey... Had me spellbound... A truly emotional read that had me shed tears of happiness and sadness… May’s story is one that will certainly pull on the heart strings and I loved every minute of it.’ By The Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘This book is an absolute treasure beyond words! From page one I couldn't put it down! May's story of true sadness and loss during World War Two brought me to tears!… Any one that loves a great historical read will fall in love with this book immediately as I did!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 'I absolutely loved it!... An emotional, heart-wrenching story of love and loss amidst the horror of war... Will tug at your heartstrings... Will have you reaching for the tissues throughout... Wonderful.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Oh boy, I have to say that Our Last Goodbye was one seriously awesome read. I absolutely loved it… Is exceedingly well written... Unputdownable… Oh my word... Will tug on even the toughest of heartstrings… My eyes welled up and I definitely needed a box of tissues.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars ‘Fantastic… Loved this beautiful story… Fabulous… Have tissues handy.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘An absolutely fabulous read!... The writing was absolutely wonderful and had me hooked from the very first page. I loved the characters and really connected with them all… The story took me on a rollercoaster of emotions, and had me in tears by the end. I’d love there to be another book to follow up May and Etty’s stories (please say there’s going to be one!!).’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘I'll say no more except Our Last Goodbye by Shirley Dickson is a must read for everyone. So emotional, a beautiful story.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wonderful… Your heart will just ache… I didn’t want to leave.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Good job Shirley Dickson… A rollercoaster of emotions – love, relationships, mistakes, sadness and suspense.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Superb and beautifully written… Fascinating and insightful… Will completely draw you in and not let go.’ Sibzzreads, 5 stars ‘Unputdownable and emotional… Shirley Dickson has captured my heart in her stories. Dickson is truly a gifted author who will pull every emotion out of you… This one is definitely another 5 star read for me and another top book of the year.’ Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Just too good to miss. The story builds to an enthralling conclusion which had me reaching for the tissues and desperately wanting to know MORE!’ Waggy Tales, 5 stars
... When You Were Mine Into the Darkest Day A Hope for Emily No Time to Say Goodbye Not My Daughter The Secrets We Keep A Mother's Goodbye This Fragile Life ...
Author: Kate Hewitt
It hit me, the reality of it, in a way it hadn’t before like a sledgehammer straight to the chest. Laura was gone. She was never coming back. I’d never see her again; she’d never hum in the kitchen, she’d never pull Ruby onto her lap and tickle her tummy as she buried her face in the sweet curve of our daughter’s shoulder. Nathan West loved his wife Laura with all his heart. But now she’s gone, taken from him in a seemingly random act of violence. Laura was the glue that held their family together. And for Nathan, life without her feels almost meaningless. As he tries to find hope in the darkness, his three young daughters express their grief in different and challenging ways—with one set on a path of self-destruction that could devastate their family all over again. Desperate to understand his own heartbreak better, he reaches out to others who had known Laura. Including her new friend Maria, whose light and warmth are exactly what their grieving family needs, and who is soon helping out and providing emotional support for them all. But the picture Maria paints of Laura is unfamiliar to Nathan—of a wife who felt ignored, a mother who felt she couldn’t do enough—and he struggles to reconcile it with his own memories of the woman he loved. Is it possible he didn’t know his wife after all? And can he trust Maria? He can’t escape the feeling that she’s keeping something from him. Maria is hiding a secret with the power to rock Nathan’s family to its core. Because it is about what happened the day that Laura died… An insightful and powerful novel guaranteed to break your heart, about how the unthinkable can sometimes help us see the world in a powerful new way. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, and Susan Lewis. Readers are loving No Time To Say Goodbye: “All the feels… A beautiful story—a heartbreaking, breathless read that will leave you running for more tissues time and again… My reaction to the ending was visceral; it was both vivid and shocking. Absolutely brilliant. Powerful story that will haunt you. A must read. 5+ stars.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “A book has never had me cry so much through heartbreak and devastation. This author nailed it without a doubt.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “If ever there was a story that reminds you how life can change in an instant, this is it… heart breaking and tender, it also offers up hope… A story that touched my heart and soul and makes me want to hug my loved ones that little bit tighter.” By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars “Heartbreakingly sad… It’s a story of death, war and crime. However, this is also a story of family, love, and hope. The emotions ran the gamut with this one... sadness, grief, anger and hope. It’s a story that will stay with you.” Goodreads reviewer “The storytelling was exquisite, full of understanding and empathy... This is women’s literature at its very best.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “A heart rendering journey… I read the book armed with a box of tissues… Left me shell-shocked… Kate Hewitt is an amazing storyteller.” Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars “Oh wow! This book just hit me and took me on this incredible journey of love, hate, passion, fear and more. You must read this book.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “An incredible read, so much emotion… Broke my heart and had me tearing up so frequently and yet smiling at the hope through the darkness… Beautiful yet painful.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Beautifully written… So moving I was in tears…I loved every single character… Wonderful… Written with great compassion and sensitivity. It will stay in my thoughts for a long time.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
With a bowl of something steaming in hand, a crackling fire, and a good book, we can fight off the darkest winter night. And soup is every girl's dietary ...
Author: Toni Piccinini
Publisher: Hachette UK
For many mothers, a child’s senior year brings about a serious look back on the past eighteen. Every event—from Halloween to Mother’s Day—becomes The Last Time. Toni Piccinini knows exactly what that’s like, and in The Goodbye Year, she offers the loving support every soon-to-be Empty Nester needs. Think of Toni as your bossy-but-loving Italian auntie, with modern sensibilities and a packed pantry. With the wisdom she’s acquired from saying goodbye three times to her own children, she reassuringly holds your hand while encouraging you through the insanity of the college application process, the rejections and the acceptances, and the teary dorm drop-offs. Even better, she reminds every mother that the best is yet to come—freedom, creativity, flexibility, and the Me Years.
And the future he sketches reads today almost like a history of late twentieth century Britain, from strikes to the darkest days of nuclear standoff and the ...
Author: Matt Potter
Publisher: Hachette UK
History is written by the winners. It's the faithful servants, the insiders, the ones who stick around, who can adapt to almost any condition that get to write the official histories. They publish the memoirs, park in the directors' spots, erect the statues, form the new governments, wipe out the pockets of resistance, recruit the new starters, set the agendas, talk on the documentaries and retrospectives. Yet theirs - the official version - is never the whole story. The quitter's tale offers a far more compelling, and often a more honest version of history. The Last Goodbye, Matt Potter collects the pithiest, angriest, most hilarious messages of resignation throughout history, including those whose exits were a springboard to eventual success, such as Steve Jobs, George Orwell and Charlie Sheen.It's full of self-deception, bloody knives, betrayal, honour, disgrace, disgust, thwarted ambition and shattered hopes, and sometimes a wicked sting in the tail . . .
She couldn't believe she'd asked the question that was lying at the bottom of the pit, the darkest place in her heart. “Okay, you caught me,” Jud said.
Author: Kaira Rouda
Publisher: Kaira Rouda
Melanie, a perfectionist mom who views the approaching end of parenting as a type of death, can’t believe she has only one more year to live vicariously through her slacker senior son, Dane. Gorgeous mom Sarah has just begun to realize that her only daughter, Ashley, has been serving as a stand-in for her traveling husband, and the thought of her daughter leaving for college is cracking the carefully cultivated façade of her life. Will and his wife are fine—as long as he follows the instructions on the family calendar and is sure to keep secret his whole other life with Lauren, the woman he turns to for fun (and who also happens to have a daughter in the senior class). Told from the points of view of both the parents and the kids, The Goodbye Year explores high school peer pressure, what it’s like for young people to face the unknown of life after high school, and how a transition that should be the beginning of a couple’s second act together—empty nesting—might possibly be the end. "Often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always engaging. I devoured it!" ~ Meg Mitchell, author of The Admissions
Never Goodbye #GirlDad, a beautifully-written memoir and a great testament to faith. One of the most inspiring books I've ever read.
Author: Hannah Joya
Publisher: WestBow Press
Hannah Joya didn’t have a childhood like many, with a Dad who was paralyzed, growing up was anything but normal. But being normal wasn’t a goal for Hannah; embracing her relationship with her Father was. When her hero took his last breath, she promised her Dad that his pain would not go without purpose. On her journey of healing and self-discovery, Hannah dives into the importance of hope, faith, the power of choice and the power of God. In an awe-inspiring, true-life story about a Daughter’s love for her Father, you will discover that amidst the struggles of grief and hardship, lies true purpose that only the rough waters of transformation can unveil. This book takes you through twenty-seven years of overcoming obstacles, the resounding dedication of family, and the true meaning of unconditional love. “Candid, personal, loving, forgiving, sobering, and humbling. Never Goodbye #GirlDad, a beautifully-written memoir and a great testament to faith. One of the most inspiring books I’ve ever read.” -Dr. Max Soliguen
... of his one-to-fifteen years sentence. COURTESY OF L.A. PUBLIC LIBRARY/HERALD EXAMINER COLLECTION Chapter Forty-Three The Darkest Hour While the two men who.
Author: John O'Dowd
Publisher: BearManor Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Best Book of the Year - Classic Images, 2007 Best Cover of the Year - Classic Images, 2007 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story is the heartbreaking saga of the wild and free-spirited actress who hit Hollywood in the late 1940s, equipped with little more than a suitcase full of dreams, a ravenous hunger for fame and a devastating beauty---only to see each one of her dreams destroyed by a disastrous private life that led her straight through the gates of Hell. Gutsy, vulnerable--and doomed--Barbara Payton blazed across the motion picture stratosphere in record-time, only to collapse in a catastrophic free-fall from which she would never recover. BearManor Media is proud to announce the long-awaited second edition of the authoritative and popular biography, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story. Even against a backdrop of today's celebrity excess, Payton remains unchallenged as Hollywood's quintessential cautionary tale. Her public escapades, scandals, wrong turns, and eventual tragic demise still fuel articles in print and on the Internet, but John O'Dowd's riveting biography remains the gold standard for detail and authenticity. O'Dowd spent over ten years researching, interviewing, writing and aggregating a huge photo archive on the tragic, stunningly beautiful film noir actress. Early on, Payton was considered by critics to have acting talent that could have made her a major star. During her steep rising trajectory, she was the mink-swathed lover of Bob Hope, Marlon Brando, George Raft, Guy Madison and many others. She co-starred with James Cagney in the hit film, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, but the irascible Jack Warner also punished her with the title role in Bride of the Gorilla (the film remains a cult classic, thanks to Payton's smoldering beauty and dead-on game performance). Eventually, Payton's mythic, self-directed fury destroyed all opportunities and second chances. Alcohol addiction and lurid concurrent affairs with tough-guy gigolo Tom Neal (Detour) and suave second-leading man Franchot Tone delivered mortal career wounds. She provided reliable cover grist for the sleazerag Confidential and managed to attract the predatory wrath of all three "hag columnists," Hedda Hopper, Louella Parsons and Florabel Muir. Within a few years, Payton had plummeted from $10,000 per week stardom to $5-a-trick prostitution along the boulevards of Hollywood's "dream dump." As her descent deepened, she dictated a rambling, barely coherent autobiography, I Am Not Ashamed, to a hack writer in exchange for a few cases of rotgut wine. At age 39, her road dead-ended from liver and heart failure.
"Goodbye, Mr. Tzuref." Tzuref said, "Sholom. ... And then, clutching his briefcase to his chest, he broke across the darkest spots of the lawn.
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
National Book Award Winner Philip Roth's brilliant career was launched when the unknown twenty-five-year-old writer won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship for a collection that was to be called Goodbye, Columbus, and which, in turn, captured the 1960 National Book Award. In the famous title story, perhaps the best college love story ever written, Radcliffe-bound Brenda Patimkin initiates Neil Klugman of Newark into a new and unsettling society of sex, leisure, and loss. Over the years, most of the other stories have become classics as well.
As long as the sun continues to shine, and the stars light up the darkest of skies, I will miss you ZOË CLARK-COATES the babylossguide.com ...
Author: Zoë Clark-Coates
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Beyond Goodbye guides you through your darkest days of suffering and offers hope for your future... Grief can leave us feeling alone and lost in the world, not knowing where to turn for help. And yet grief is one of the few certainties in life - it is impossible to experience love without suffering loss. Leading grief expert Zoë Clark-Coates examines the different losses we may endure in our lives, and provides the much-needed support that helps you navigate your own path through loss. From losing loved ones - parents, partners, children, siblings, family members and friends - to answering the most common questions that are asked in this time of mourning and beyond, Zoe tackles topics that are rarely discussed but essential to address. Beyond Goodbye balances practical advice with personal stories and emotional support. It explores common myths around loss, and offers advice for those supporting the bereaved. Zoe's caring and compassionate guide includes a unique 60 day support plan to guide you on your way. Beyond Goodbye will be a beacon of hope to all who read it.
After the darkest, bleakest, stormy night, Comes the bright calm of your new day, Claire & I sat there in your 'place', Could hardly speak saving tears on ...
Author: Kate Le Page
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
Description'Goodbye Ana' is Kate Le Page's first publication of poetry. This collection of poems shares the author's battle to achieve and maintain recovery from anorexia nervosa. The work offers the reader a powerful, emotive insight into what life is really like when viewed through the eyes of an anorexic.This book aims to explain the cognitive distortions that accompany starvation and seeks to hold the sufferer captive as well as to challenge the many misconceptions about the illness. About the AuthorKate Le Page is 32 and lives in Guernsey, Channel Islands. Kate was first diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in 1998 and has used writing poetry to cope with her eating disorder and depression. Multiple hospitalisations in Marchwood Priory, helped Kate to learn how to eat again and start to find a new life, where anorexia was no longer in charge. After many years working in Early Years, Kate is currently Feature Writer for Eating Disorders at Suite101.com and is involved in mentoring through MentorConnect.
What we have gained from this particular lens of slavery is a narrowed conceptual focus that zooms into and sheds light on the darkest corners of digital ...
Author: Jack Linchuan Qiu
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Business & Economics
Welcome to a brave new world of capitalism propelled by high tech, guarded by enterprising authority, and carried forward by millions of laborers being robbed of their souls. Gathered into mammoth factory complexes and terrified into obedience, these workers feed the world's addiction to iPhones and other commodities--a generation of iSlaves trapped in a global economic system that relies upon and studiously ignores their oppression. Focusing on the alliance between Apple and the notorious Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, Jack Linchuan Qiu examines how corporations and governments everywhere collude to build systems of domination, exploitation, and alienation. His interviews, news analysis, and first-hand observation show the circumstances faced by Foxconn workers--circumstances with vivid parallels in the Atlantic slave trade. Qiu also shows how the fanatic consumption of digital media also creates compulsive free labor that constitutes a form of bondage for the user. Arguing as a digital abolitionist, Qiu draws inspiration from transborder activist groups and forms of grassroots resistance to make a passionate plea aimed at uniting--and liberating--the forgotten workers who make our twenty-first-century lives possible.
It was the eve of dawn, the darkest moment of the day, and the moment of light. Logically speaking, this time should be the quietest time of the day.
Author: Xian GongZi
Once she transmigrated, the Godly Doctor Leng Yue had become a combination of ugliness, trash and evil. Everyone viewed her as a ferocious beast, but they couldn't avoid her. The beloved crown prince treated her like nothing You think the scar on her face is ugly? With a wave of her hand, the medicine reached Scar, returning her face to the heavens. Calling her trash? Sorry, but sister has top-grade spiritual roots. I can only blame you for being blind! Watch as my wondrous hands come back to life and my heaven-defying meridians open!
And in the darkest reaches of the night he had come to suspect that there was only one way for this King to leave his Invisible Company ...
Author: John Eidemak
GOODBYE MORALITY is the novel about a man who takes the road less travelled to rise to unbelievable heights within the criminal world. John Forbes, the main character, comes from a modest background, but has grown up on the Craven Estate in Dorset, where his mother lives and works as a housekeeper. This is a place of strong contrast between being wealthy or poor. Through various criminal enterprises, which inevitably include the use of violence and murder, John builds a considerable fortune. His marriage to Catherine, the daughter of Lord and Lade Craven produces a son, Michael, upon whom John dotes. However, John continues a serious love affair with the artist Mona Hobson whose talent he helps validate by secretly buying up the paintings. Wise enough to know his own limitation, he goes into partnership with John Elgberg, a Dane with a past and his extrovert wife, Andrea, moving the ‘Invisible Company’ to Mallorca. After some years the company financial transaction attracts police attention. When John’s son Michael dies of leukaemia, his marriage falls apart. Devastated, John moves to a remote lavender farm in the South of France, where he is plagued with growing doubts about the life he has created, the death of his son and the shocking decisions he has taken. John is unable to make the break needed even if he finds love with the unimpressionable local woman Cecilia. An unforgettable crime thriller, with characters you will never forget.
That may sound fuzzy but actually it is quite simple: Do whatever you can and measure yourself against what you can do. In the darkest periods of depression ...
Author: Dalia Eliav
Category: Health & Fitness
Unable to live with depression? Medical treatment brings no solution? Self-help books written by doctors do not help? That is precisely where the author stood after years of treating depression in the usual ways. So she took matters into her own hands, fought for her life and won it back.With dry humor to offset the pain, the author tells how her full, happy life collapsed into depression and how she fought her way back to a life as good as it had been before.The winning strategy: Nobody is going to solve depression for you. Take control and do it yourself. The method: Fight depression on several fronts at the same time. This book is a detailed guide for doing that.Goodbye Depression is based on experience and common sense, not on theories. It tells in a direct and practical manner what to do and how to do it, speaking at eye level, from one victim of depression to another, not from the height of a professional pedestal.This is a book written by a woman who has been there, has done it and has won, for people who want to win and are going to win.
My first thoughts scurry into the darkest regions imaginable. Has he discovered her past, not to mention her true age, and has she somehow got rid of him to ...
Author: Ferdinand Mount
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'Grimly funny and superbly written, with a twist on every page' – Hilary Mantel 'Delightfully compulsive and unforgettably original' – Hadley Freeman Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2021 Aunt Munca never told the truth about anything. Calling herself after the mouse in a Beatrix Potter story, she was already a figure of mystery during the childhood of her nephew Ferdinand Mount. Half a century later, a series of startling revelations sets him off on a tortuous quest to find out who this extraordinary millionairess really was. What he discovers is shocking and irretrievably sad, involving multiple deceptions, false identities and abandonments. The story leads us from the back streets of Sheffield at the end of the Victorian age to the highest echelons of English society between the wars. Kiss Myself Goodbye is both an enchanting personal memoir like the author's bestselling Cold Cream, and a voyage into a vanished moral world. An unconventional tale of British social history told backwards, its cryptic and unforgettable protagonist Munca joins the ranks of memorable aunts in literature, from Dickens' Betsy Trotwood to Graham Greene's Aunt Augusta.