We can see it, feel it, taste it, smell it. You want to confirm it's blood and not tea,
then go ahead.” “Fine, Benton. It's blood.” “It's the green dress.” “What do you
mean?” “It's the girl's green dress, Arwood. The girl's dress is bloody. It's Adar's
Author: Derek B. Miller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“A modern masterpiece.” — BookPage Finalist for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, “Best Crime Novel of the Year” “As daring in execution as imagination, this adventure tale crackles with heart, charm and dark honesty.” — Shelf Awareness “Not to be missed, this is a compelling combination of literate storytelling and action-packed thriller laced with humor.” — Library Journal, starred review 1991. One hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who is starting an ambitious career reporting from war zones, resulting in the estrangement of his wife and daughter; Arwood is a naive small-town American private bored out of his skull waiting for something—anything—to happen. Desert Storm is over, peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of an ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is killed as they are trying to protect her. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both. Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, they meet again as changed men. Time, politics, or maybe fate is now offering an unlikely opportunity to redeem themselves when that same girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation. Or is she? “Written with Miller’s incisive wit, intelligence, compassion and authenticity, this is a novel from a writer fast becoming a master of his craft.” — Evening Post (UK) “Swift, gripping, and mined with surprises.” — David Shafer, author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
A classic title in Edna O'Brien's Country Girls Trilogy - the second volume From eccentric Joanna's boarding house, predatory Baba roams Dublin looking for men to give her a good time - and dragging with her a reluctant Cait, worrying about ...
Author: Edna O'Brien
From eccentric Joanna's boarding house, predatory Baba roams Dublin looking for men to give her a good time - and dragging with her a reluctant Cait, worrying about her figure and wanting to talk about books. Then she meets dark, long-faced Eugene Gaillard, a film director, and for a while Cait's romantic dreams seem to be fulfilled. But Eugene Gaillard is a Protestant divorcé, and when Cait's drunkard father gets to hear of it, he summons a lynch mob¿ Steering expertly between high romance, outright farce and the blend of them that is reality, Girl with Green Eyes is an original and joyful story of the gateway to adulthood.
Unlike her two sisters, Lucy was happier at home—if only she could find Mr. Right to share it with!
Author: Betty Neels
Unlike her two sisters, Lucy was happier at home—if only she could find Mr. Right to share it with! But when she had almost given up her search for such a man, the eminent pediatrician William Thurloe came into her life. Attractive and dynamic, he was the answer to her dreams. But why would he be interested in her when the glamorous Fiona made it clear she was also available? Originally published in 1991.
The Girl in the Green Sweater is also the story of Leopold Socha, the group's unlikely savior.
Author: Krystyna Chiger
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
True story from the major motion picture "In Darkness," official 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of Polish Jews daringly sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, shares one of the most intimate, harrowing and ultimately triumphant tales of survival to emerge from the Holocaust. The Girl in the Green Sweater is Chiger's harrowing first-person account of the fourteen months she spent with her family in the fetid, underground sewers of Lvov. The Girl in the Green Sweater is also the story of Leopold Socha, the group's unlikely savior. A Polish Catholic and former thief, Socha risked his life to help Chiger's underground family survive, bringing them food, medicine, and supplies. A moving memoir of a desperate escape and life under unimaginable circumstances, The Girl in the Green Sweater is ultimately a tale of intimate survival, friendship, and redemption.
I married the monster under my bed.Gradually over the years, his personality revealed itself. By then it was too late. I was his prisoner.Then I discovered the girl on Gander Green Lane.
Author: M. J. Hardy
Publisher: Independently Published
I married the monster under my bed.Gradually over the years, his personality revealed itself. By then it was too late. I was his prisoner.Then I discovered the girl on Gander Green Lane. She is everything I want to be, living the life I crave more than air. I loved that girl; she was everything to me. Then we killed her.My husband disappeared that night and I was charged with her death. When the police officers searched our home, they saw evidence of a huge fight. Blood everywhere and signs that I had murdered my husband. With no body they couldn't charge me but I am living under house arrest. But he's out there. Watching, waiting and plotting his revenge. Strange things happen showing me I will never be free of that monster because control is everything. To him anyway.The night we killed the girl from Gander Green lane my life changed forever.But what really happened that night?
These owners, too, have cameo parts in this enthralling story of how an artwork of genius can speak afresh to each new generation.
Author: Carola Hicks
Publisher: Random House
Category: Marriage customs and rites, Medieval
The Arnolfini portrait, painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, is one of the world's most famous paintings. It intrigues all who see it. Scholars and the public alike have puzzled over the meaning of this haunting gem of medieval art, a subtle and beautiful double portrait of a wealthy Bruges merchant and his wife. The enigmatic couple seem to be conveying a message to us across the centuries, but what? Is the painting the celebration of marriage or pregnancy, a memorial to a wife who died in childbirth, a fashion statement or a status symbol? Using her acclaimed forensic skills as an art historian, Carola Hicks set out to decode the mystery, uncovering a few surprises along the way. She also tells the fascinating story of the painting's survival through fires, battles, hazardous sea journeys, and its role as a mirror reflecting the culture and history of the time - from jewel of the Hapsburg empire to Napoleonic war trophy. Uniquely, for a masterpiece this old, it can be tracked through every single owner, from the mysterious Mr Arnolfini via various monarchs to a hard-up Waterloo war hero, until it finally came to rest in 1842 as an early star of the National Gallery. These owners, too, have cameo parts in this enthralling story of how an artwork of genius can speak afresh to each new generation.
This experience of terrifying tropical illness and its aftermath finds its way into
both The Girl Green as Elderflower (1980) and the novel he published the
preceding year, Visitants; though they are quite different in other respects, the
Author: Randolph Stow
Publisher: Text Publishing
He thought of his dream, of how he had looked up out of his hole, his pit, his wolf-pit, and seen the foreign leaves, which had formed themselves into a face… Laid low by a tropical disease and an accompanying malaise, Crispin Clare returns to his ancestral home in East Anglia. Local folklore seeps into his fever dreams and into his writing, and the lines between reality and myth soon start to blur. In this finely woven tale of illness and recovery, family and fable, Randolph Stow creates a unique imaginative landscape, populated by figures from old English myths and legends, and from Clare’s present. Julian Randolph ‘Mick’ Stow was born in Geraldton, Western Australia, in 1935. He attended local schools before boarding at Guildford Grammar in Perth, where the renowned author Kenneth Mackenzie had been a student. While at university he sent his poems to a British publisher. The resulting collection, Act One, won the Australian Literature Society’s Gold Medal in 1957—as did the prolific young writer’s third novel, To the Islands, the following year. To the Islands also won the 1958 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Stow reworked the novel for a second edition almost twenty-five years later, but never allowed its two predecessors to be republished. He worked briefly as an anthropologist’s assistant in New Guinea—an experience that subsequently informed Visitants, one of three masterful late novels—then fell seriously ill and returned to Australia. In the 1960s he lectured at universities in Australia and England, and lived in America on a Harkness fellowship. He published his second collection of verse, Outrider; the novel Tourmaline, on which critical opinion was divided; and his most popular fiction, The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea and Midnite. For years afterwards Stow produced mainly poetry, libretti and reviews. In 1969 he settled permanently in England: first in Suffolk, then in Essex, where he moved in 1981. He received the 1979 Patrick White Award. Randolph Stow died in 2010, aged seventy-four. A private man, a prodigiously gifted yet intermittently silent author, he has been hailed as ‘the least visible figure of that great twentieth-century triumvirate of Australian novelists whose other members are Patrick White and Christina Stead’. Praise for The Girl Green as Elderflower ‘As eccentric as it is magnificently achieved.’ Geordie Williamson ‘His novels and poetry embody a uniquely rich and strange account of the land and people of Australia that we can ill afford to lose.’ Australian Book Review
''This is a wonderful novel, powerful, humane and moving.
Author: Cath Staincliffe
'This is a wonderful novel, powerful, humane and moving. It's also one of the best police procedurals I've read this year' Ann Cleeves ----- Can you really keep your child safe? What if who they are puts them at risk? And what if they have blood on their hands? Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But Allie never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a crime that has appalled the country, one parent is at her wit's end with her son's behaviour. Are his outbursts and silences hiding something much darker than adolescent mood swings? And if her suspicions are correct, then what does she do? Another parent fights tooth and nail to save his boy from the full force of the law. But if he succeeds then Allie and her family will never get the justice they deserve. A groundbreaking story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, in a world of change. ------ Praise for Cath Staincliffe 'Staincliffe deserves to be better known. Her books make her readers question how they would respond in a challenging situation' Ann Cleeves (Best Books of The Week) 'Harrowing and humane. A real knockout' Ian Rankin 'It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that' Val McDermid 'Remarkable depth ... The most grown-up writer in British crime fiction' Telegraph 'Complex and satisfying' Sunday Times 'Her finest novel yet, emotionally unsparing, powerful, humane and moving . . . This is a timely, brave and brilliant book' Crime Review
Containing Practical Help to Girls on All Matters Relating to Their Material
Comfort and Moral Well-being Charles Peters ... Green Red . Orange , Blue . But
these secondaries have also complementaries derived from the tertiary scale .
Thus the ...
Author: Charles Peters
Category: Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc
Prepared by the Religious Tract Society in London, this book offers advice on needlework, music, cooking, and other domestic responsibilities, and illustrates the role religious institutions played in reinforcing women's traditional roles.
No, something else, — something green. Jinny. [Laughs through her tears.]
Somebody's told you my old nickname! ... care if it is appropriate, I can't help it. [
Slipping from his arms, Austin. You must — or it THE GIRL WITH THE GREEN
The finest green tea is the purest tea obtainable in this country , and it is also the
sort most liable to adulteration . Green tea is scarcely ever used alone , and its
use at all is much less frequent now than formerly . The usual proportion for a ...
I loved this book… I was hanging on to every word and couldn’t put the book down… full of tension and action and kept me guessing. Highly recommend this book.” Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
Author: Stacy Green
Madison walked through the fallen snow, looking left and right. It had been Kaylee’s idea to use the trail through the forest; she said no one would follow them. But Madison lost sight of Kaylee for a moment and when she found her again she wasn’t alone… In the remote forests of Stillwater, Minnesota, you can scream for days and no one will hear you. So when the bodies of two fifteen-year-old girls are discovered frozen in the snow, Special Agent Nikki Hunt is sure the killer is local: someone knew where to hide the girls and thought they would never be found. Though Nikki hasn’t been home in twenty years, she knows she must take over the case. The Sheriff’s department in Stillwater has already made a mistake by connecting the girls’ murders to those of a famous serial killer, refusing to consider the idea that the killer could be someone from town. Then another girl’s body is found, a red silk ribbon tied in her hair, and Nikki realizes that the killer has a connection to her own dark past, and the reason she left Stillwater. Nikki is not the only person in town who wants those secrets to stay hidden. Will she be able to face her demons before another child is taken? Gripping and spine-chilling, The Girls in the Snow will make you gasp, unable to put it down until the final heart-pounding twist. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and Robert Dugoni. What readers are saying about The Girls in the Snow: “This is the thriller that I didn’t know I was waiting for and needed in my life until I picked it up. SO GOOD. I’m still reeling and trying to catch my breath from this highly suspenseful and emotionally charged story… I need more ASAP.” Reading in Autumn, 5 stars “First time reading this author and I couldn’t put it down. Suspense that will keep you hooked until the very last page. Even when I wasn’t reading it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it… I had to see what happened.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “A dagger sharp crime thriller. Highly recommended… I loved Nikki Hunt… Engaging. I never figured out what was going to happen next until I read it myself.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “This is the first book in a long time that I’ve given up all household responsibilities, all TV time for and all my study time for. [I] knew nothing was going to get done outside of my day job until I finished this book, which I did in 24 hours… Fast-paced and jam-packed from start to finish.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Kept me guessing throughout… This one gets 5 stars, great series starter… a compelling mystery that had me wondering whodunit right up until the killer was revealed.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “This book was fantastic! Everything about it worked… I was hooked from page one and didn’t put it down until I was done… I had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed. This is going to be a must read series!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars “Wow!! Stacy Green's The Girls in the Snow opens with such force… and it keeps going until the very end… this is a top 10 for me!” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars “Bloody fantastic! I loved this book… I was hanging on to every word and couldn’t put the book down… full of tension and action and kept me guessing. Highly recommend this book.” Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright OfficePublish On: 1971
( R ) Green , Katharine . KEEP YOUR FINGERS OUT OF IT . Green , Kathe .
BOSSA NOVA , ONCE THERE WAS YOU . ... Green , Billy . DON'T CRY , MAMA .
DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME . GIRL IN DREAMS . MEET ME HALFWAY .
She was dressed in a shaw , of the Amazons , requested the company to feel her
corded silk of emerald green , ruched to death ; corsage biceps . ) In fact , the
betting was ten to one in their veiled à la provoquante , and emerald - green silk ...
This is Alphonse Momas' erotic master-work replete with liberal helpings of all things forbidden and flagellatory. (Please note, all characters depicted herein are over the age of eighteen and partake in scenes consensual in nature).
Author: Alphonse Momas
When Adelina is caught in the most compromising of positions, she is soon sent to a convent school for wayward adolescents in far off France. The first part of this gem describes our female protagonist's first tastes of lust as she embarks on a torrid and forbidden love affair with her tutor. Their gradual draw to one another is wonderfully erotic, each attempting to hold back but unable to do so. The old monk, eager not to spoil Adelina's virginity, introduces her to all those forbidden pleasures that one of his proclivity are want to practice. The next part of the book is presented in way of correspondence dedicated to Adelina's formative years coming-of-age amongst the morally loose lesbians of her convent school. Here she will learn the art of the soixante-neuf, tribadism, and flagellation. From Green Girl she will entertain the interests of her peers enough to rouse the attentions and admiration of the institution's chaplain. And under his guidance and that of the mistress of the school she will rise through the ranks to join the confraternity of the Red Girls; a libertine group whose passions truly know no bounds. This must be one of the most graphically lascivious works in the Locus Elm collection, to a level of debauchery on par with that of De Sade's works. This is Alphonse Momas' erotic master-work replete with liberal helpings of all things forbidden and flagellatory. (Please note, all characters depicted herein are over the age of eighteen and partake in scenes consensual in nature).
A thistle is a prickly, beautiful thing. Dangerous when your skin is bare, and soothing when seen on Scottish hillsides. Astraea is beautiful and dangerous as well‑dangerous to Cal Chesterfield's peace of mind. She's been a wild child for years, delving into things foreign to Cal's more conservative nature, but she appears to want to change. She needs to learn some self-respect and acknowledge that she's more than a pretty plaything. Cal wants to change, too. He's too staid, too conventional, and he's been a failure at making relationships work. It is time for Cal to step out of the square box he's built for himself and try something different, someone different. Astraea is a perfect change of pace. But can Cal really change and loosen up? More importantly, can Astraea calm down and find a way to love herself so that she can love another? Publishers Note: This title was originally published as "The Rebel's Correction" by Trish Walters.