Back Roads

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Berkley #ad - Soon harley finds that as shattered as his family is, there are still more crushing surprises in store. In harley, o’dell has created a hero who’s heartbreakingly believable; like Holden Caulfield, he uses caustic humor to hide his pain. Petersburg Times. Readers will care very much about him and his future, if indeed he has one.

St. Instead, he’s constantly reminded of just how messed up everything is. Harley’s mother is in prison for killing his father, so he’s in charge of bringing up his younger sisters and working two jobs to pay the bills—and that doesn’t leave a lot of time for distractions. As he struggles to keep it together, things begin to spin out of control.

Back Roads #ad - But lately, he’s getting more and more sidetracked by lusting after Callie Mercer, his middle-aged neighbor. He should be free from the backwards Pennsylvania coal town he calls home, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor. Now a major motion picturefunny and heartbreaking, this new York Times bestselling debut perfectly captures the maddening confusion of adolescence and the prickly nature of family with irony and unerring honesty.

Harley altmyer should be in college having the time of his life.

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Coal Run

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Berkley #ad - As the week unfolds and ivan struggles to confront his demons, he reveals himself to be a man whose conscience is burdened by a long-held and shocking secret. With her eagerly awaited second novel, Tawni O'Dell takes readers back to the coal-mining country of western Pennsylvania. Set in a town ravaged and haunted by a mine explosion that took the lives of 96 men, Coal Run explores the life of local deputy and erstwhile football legend, "The Great Ivan Z.

As he prepares for a former teammate's imminent release from prison.

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One of Us

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Gallery Books #ad - Check out tawni o’dell’s upcoming thriller, Angels Burning, available January 2016 from Gallery Books. Teaming up with veteran detective rafe, a father-like figure from his youth, Danny—in pursuit of a killer—comes dangerously close to startling truths about his family, his past, and himself. Sheridan doyle—a fastidiously groomed and tV-friendly forensic psychologist—is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office whenever a twisted killer’s mind eludes other experts.

Returning to a hometown grappling with its own ghosts, Danny finds a dead body at the infamous Lost Creek gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was once executed. With “poignant…achingly beautiful prose” san diego union and “rich, thrilling tale reminiscent of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, O’Dell weaves a masterful, compassionate storytelling” Entertainment Weekly, where the past and present collide to put Lost Creek’s long-lived ghosts to bed.

One of Us #ad - But beneath his armani pinstripes, he’s still danny Doyle, the awkward, bullied boy from a blue-collar mining family, terrified, plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unraveling of his mother years ago. Strangely, the body is connected to the wealthy family responsible for the miners’ deaths.

. A fearless exploration of the line between mental illness and true evil, a place many thriller writers visit but without the kind of fearless insights Tawni O’Dell reveals in this powerful novel” The New York Times Book Review. Dr.

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Angels Burning

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Gallery Books #ad - In this new, masterfully told psychological thriller, the past and present collide to reveal the extent some will go to escape their fate, and in turn, the crimes committed to push them back to where they began. Traditional and proud of her blue-collar sensibilities, Dove is loved by her community. When a girl is beaten to death, her body tossed down a fiery sinkhole in an abandoned coal town, Dove is faced with solving the worst crime of her law enforcement career.

. Compelling, fast-paced. Library journal, starred review “Stellar. Publishers weekly, starred review “A page-turner. Kirkus reviews from the new york times bestselling author of the Oprah Book Club pick Back Roads comes this fast-paced literary thriller about a small town police chief who’s forced to dig into her own shadowy past as she investigates the murder of a teenage girl.

Angels Burning #ad - On the surface, chief dove carnahan is a true trailblazer who would do anything to protect the rural Pennsylvanian countryside where she has lived all fifty of her years. But beneath her badge lies a dark and self-destructive streak, fed by a secret she has kept since she was sixteen. During her investigation, the man convicted of killing Dove’s mother years earlier is released from prison.

Still proclaiming his innocence, he approaches Dove with a startling accusation and a chilling threat that forces her to face the parallels between her own family’s trauma and that of the Trulys. She identifies the girl as a daughter of the Truly family, a notoriously irascible dynasty of rednecks and petty criminals.

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Fragile Beasts: A Novel

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Crown #ad - And then there’s miss jack’s real-life bull: Ventisco—a regal, hulking, jet-black beast who roams the land she owns with fiery impudence. But in a strange twist of fate, wealthy old woman whose family once owned the county coal mines, an eccentric, their town’s matriarch, hears the boys’ story.

But local baseball hero klint refuses to warm up to his new benefactress and instead throws himself into his game with a fierceness that troubles his little brother. Unbeknownst to the world, candace jack has a secret too—a tragic, passionate past in Spain that the boys’ presence threatens to reveal as she finds herself caring more for them than she ever believed possible.

From the muted, flamboyant bull rings of southern spain, but also between seemingly incompatible souls, Tawni O’Dell takes us on a riveting journey not only between two completely different lands, bruised hills of Pennsylvania coal country to the colorful, casting us under her narrative spell in which characters and places are rendered with fragile tenderness.

Fragile Beasts: A Novel #ad - Kyle adjusts more easily to the transition. When their hard-drinking, father dies in a car accident, but loving, teenage brothers Kyle and Klint Hayes face a bleak prospect: leaving their Pennsylvania hometown for an uncertain life in Arizona with the mother who ran out on them years ago. A budding artist, he finds a kindred spirit in Miss Jack.

Klint is not just grieving his father’s death; he’s carrying a terrible secret that he has never revealed to anyone. Candace jack doesn’t have an ounce of maternal instinct, yet for reasons she does not even understand herself, she is compelled to offer them a home.

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Sister Mine: A Novel

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Crown #ad - A former police officer with a closet full of miniskirts, pennsylvania, a recklessly sharp tongue, she has spent years carving out a life for herself and her son in Jolly Mount, and a tendency to deal with men by either beating them up or taking them to bed, the tiny coal-mining town where she grew up.

When the younger sister she thought was dead arrives on her doorstep, and with one ominous question: will her return result in a monstrous act of greed or one of sacrifice? Tawni O’Dell’s trademark blend of black humor, and a desperate Connecticut housewife, Shae-Lynn is forced to grapple with the horrible truth she discovers about the life her sister’s been living, followed closely by a gun-wielding Russian gangster, tenderness, a shady New York lawyer, and a keen sense of place is evident once again as Shae-Lynn takes on past demons and all-too-present dangers.

Sister Mine: A Novel #ad - . As the men struggle to come to terms with the nightmarish memories of their ordeal, including her relationship with her brutal father, along with the fallout of their short- lived celebrity, Shae-Lynn finds herself facing harsh realities and reliving bad dreams of her own, her conflicted passion for one of the miners, and the hidden identity of the man who fathered her son.

Shae-lynn penrose drives a cab in a town where no one needs a cab—but plenty of people need rides. Two years ago, five of shae-lynn’s miner friends were catapulted to media stardom when they were rescued after surviving four days trapped in a mine.

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The Birth House: A Novel P.S.

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Together, breech births, difficult labors, they help the women of Scots Bay through infertility, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives. But when gilbert thomas, painless childbirth, a brash medical doctor, some of the women begin to question Miss Babineau's methods—and after Miss Babineau's death, comes to Scots Bay with promises of fast, Dora is left to carry on alone.

As a child in an isolated village in nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing and a kitchen filled with herbs and folk remedies. The birth house is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family. In the face of fierce opposition, she must summon all of her strength to protect the birthing traditions and wisdom that have been passed down to her.

The Birth House: A Novel P.S. #ad - Filled with details that are as compelling as they are surprising—childbirth in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, the prescribing of vibratory treatments to cure hysteria and a mysterious elixir called Beaver Brew—Ami McKay has created an arresting and unforgettable portrait of the struggles that women faced to have control of their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.

During the turbulent first years of World War I, Dora becomes the midwife's apprentice.

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Ruby: A Novel Oprahs Book Club 2.0

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Hogarth #ad - With the terrifying realization that she might not be strong enough to fight her way back out again, Ruby struggles to survive her memories of the town’s dark past. A new york times bestseller and Oprah Book Club 2. 0 selection, the epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her.

This beautiful and devastating debut heralds the arrival of a major new voice in fiction. Meanwhile, ephram must choose between loyalty to the sister who raised him and the chance for a life with the woman he has loved since he was a boy. This wondrous page-turner rushes through the red dust and gossip of main Street, where a cake is being made, to Celia Jennings’s kitchen, yolk by yolk, to the pit fire where men swill bootleg outside Bloom’s Juke, that Ephram will use to try to begin again with Ruby.

Ruby: A Novel Oprahs Book Club 2.0 #ad - Utterly transfixing, and breathtaking, with unforgettable characters, riveting suspense, luminous prose,  Ruby offers an unflinching portrait of man’s dark acts and the promise of the redemptive power of love. Ruby was a finalist for the pen america robert bingham Debut Novel Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick.

When a telegram from her cousin forces her to return home, thirty-year-old Ruby finds herself reliving the devastating violence of her girlhood. Young ruby bell, so as soon as she can, “the kind of pretty it hurt to look at, ” has suffered beyond imagining, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York.

. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city—the darkened piano bars and hidden alleyways of the Village—all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother.

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Property Vintage Contemporaries

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Vintage #ad - The year is 1828, and monstrously self-absorbed, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet, pretty, bitterly intelligent, seethes under the dominion of her boorish husband. Valerie martin’s property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery’s venomous effects on the owner and the owned.

In particular his relationship with her slave Sarah, who is both his victim and his mistress. Exploring the permutations of manon’s own obsession with Sarah against the backdrop of an impending slave rebellion, Property unfolds with the speed and menace of heat lightning, casting a startling light from the past upon the assumptions we still make about the powerful and powerful.

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In Between Days Vintage Contemporaries

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Vintage #ad - The hardings are teetering on the brink. Elson—once one of houston’s most promising architects, who never quite lived up to expectations—is recently divorced from his wife of thirty years, Cadence. Chloe returns to Houston, but the dangers set in motion back at school prove inescapable. But when chloe harding gets kicked out of her East Coast college, for reasons she can’t explain to either her parents or her older brother, the Hardings’ lives start to unravel.

Hats off!”  —barry hannah   from a commanding new voice in fiction comes a novel as perceptive as it is generous: a portrait of an American family trying to cope in our world today, a story of choices and doubts and transgressions. Their grown son, working at a local coffee shop, Richard, is still living at home: driving his mother’s minivan, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him.

In Between Days Vintage Contemporaries #ad - . Andrew porter is a born storyteller. He makes his own space instantly and invites you in. Told with piercing insight, about betrayal and forgiveness, and the wisdom of a true master of character, taut psychological suspense, this is a novel about the vagaries of love and family, about the possibility and impossibility of coming home.

This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

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Dollbaby: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - It will take ibby’s arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take queenie and dollbaby’s hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of saving ceecee honeycutt and the help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time.

By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts. A top ten finalist for best historical novel, goodreads choice awards, and a libraryreads and okra picka big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure.

Dollbaby: A Novel #ad - Fortunately, dollbaby, queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Fannie’s black cook, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion.

Fannie’s new orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been—and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum—is like no one she has ever met.

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