Hired by the eccentric aunt of New Mexico's multimillionaire governor Quintrell to research their family, genealogist Carolina May stumbles into a dark and dangerous secret about the Quintrell family that threatens her life.
Gripping story of Jewish family's escape from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Polish countryside where they survived on false papers and identities. Demonstrates how the non-Jewish world outside the Ghetto reacted to the annihilation of the Jewish people.
Vivid, intensely human impressions of the war in China, Malta, Tunisia and Sicily, by the author of “Retreat with Stilwell.” Belden’s first book, ““Retreat with Stilwell”“ (Knopf) was one of the most distinguished correspondent’s books. It did not have the sale it deserved—he insists on saying things that should be said rather than things people want to read...Even more true of this book, which—though two thirds of the text records war through battle, the remaining third dominates—sums up Belden’s conclusions and grim determination to help his readers recognize the falsehood of war—falsehood not only in its reportage, but in its underlying causes, rooted in the world soul sickness, fascism, which he feels is pregnant in America and must be fought now. No analyzes the determining factors of the battlefield,—uncertainty, insecurity; need for political conviction of the importance of this war; divorce of the combat army from civilians; etc. The balance deals specifically with Ksuchow, Malta, the Mareth Line, Sicily, Messina, Salerno. Pungent phrase and fire for crusading passion.-Kirkus Reviews.
From the quintessential author of wartime Germany, A Time to Love and a Time to Die echoes the harrowing insights of his masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front. After two years at the Russian front, Ernst Graeber finally receives three weeks’ leave. But since leaves have been canceled before, he decides not to write his parents, fearing he would just raise their hopes. Then, when Graeber arrives home, he finds his house bombed to ruin and his parents nowhere in sight. Nobody knows if they are dead or alive. As his leave draws to a close, Graeber reaches out to Elisabeth, a childhood friend. Like him, she is imprisoned in a world she did not create. But in a time of war, love seems a world away. And sometimes, temporary comfort can lead to something unexpected and redeeming. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review
Sheila Malory’s old friends Charlie and Jo Hamilton run a popular riding school in the quiet English town of Taviscombe. When Charlie is found dead in his stables from a blow to the head—with only his horses as witnesses to his final moments—the entire community is shaken. Especially since Charlie’s is just the first in a series of shocking and suspicious deaths. Always ready with a cup of tea and an ear to the latest gossip, Mrs. Malory finds herself back in the saddle trying to solve another mystery. But the trail of clues, from an unlucky horseshoe to a lethal electric fence, proves to be anything but a smooth ride.
A serial killer stalks Harlem's Strivers' Row... On a sweltering Harlem summer night, ex-cop Mali Anderson steps out to celebrate her friend Claudine's divorce from a handsome, cheating deadbeat who couldn't keep his fists out of her face. But Claudine doesn't show up for their dinner. Instead, she is found brutally murdered in her elegant home just off Strivers' Row, and Mali has no doubt Claudine's ex did it. Despite his threats, she can't keep out of the investigation. Especially when another woman meets the same savage, bizarre fate.... The two murders are just the start of a trail that leads street-smart Mali through the trash-talking and wise philosophizing of barbershops, beauty parlors, and bars...and toward a cunning killer whose homegrown hatred is zeroing in on Mali herself.
An examination of the dying process as it is experienced in painful and debilitating diseases from the point of view of the sufferers and their families. The author considers the idea of assisted suicides, and also reflects on religious, moral and legal issues involved in someone's death.
In 1965, the army proclaimed him a hero. Now, thirty-four years later, Walter Lewis and his wife, Karen, must face Sergei Godunov and the Murphy brothers, who claim Walter was never a hero at all. To them, he’d been a coward. After years of tracking him, they finally catch up with Walter in Spanish Fort, Alabama. The Murphys believe that Walter ran from a vicious hand-to-hand battle, leaving their brother behind to be slaughtered. Sergei Godunov, once a Russian advisor to the Vietcong, has his own ax to grind. He blames Walter for the death of his wife and son in a Russian gulag. Caught, Karen slips into a coma, and Walter has a heart attack. Unconscious in intensive care, they have an out-of-body experience that hurls them back in time to an adventurous past that was filled with war, lies and deceit and unlawful death. It was the time that they’d first fallen in love, too, after he’d been wounded and she’d been his nurse. They’d vowed to survive despite the odds. But Sergei Godunov and the Murphys are not interested in love or vows or odds, either back then or now. They’re in town for revenge.