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- After the Plague and Other Stories, by T. Coraghessan Boyle.
This, Boyle's sixth collection of short stories, contains sixteen stories, nine of which have appeared in the New Yorker and three in the O'Henry Awards and The Best American Short Story volumes. These stories touch on almost every aspect of human existence, and each is infused with Boyle's eccentric viewpoint.
- A Hole in Texas, by Herman Wouk.
In this charming story we are introduced to Dr. Guy Carpenter, a man whose well-ordered life is thrown into chaos when the Chinese announce that they have discovered the Higgs boson. Before he knows what has hit, he finds himself acting as an adviser to a Congresswoman, as the scientific consultant on Hollywood thriller based upon the Higgs boson, the object of a CIA investigation, and he's on the outs with his wife...
- The Amateur Marriage, by By Anne Tyler
A novel about a mismatched marriage and the effect it has on three generations of family members.
- America At War
Ever since the horrific events of September 11th, there has been a surge of patriotic fervor, not seen in America since the dark days of World War II. Radio Spirits' new collection, America At War, will give you a chance to listen to some of the most patriotic radio broadcasts that aired on American radio during World War II.
- The American West in Fiction and History, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This anthology contains more than 150 novels, short stories, and essays on the American West, plus about 50 purely historical works, covering topics ranging from Native American History to life in the West after the Civil War.
- Androcles and the Lion, by George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw focuses his satiric ire upon the way his and other governments are mismanaged and how Christianity is improperly practiced in this two-act comedy.
- Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, by Lorna Landvik.
Slip, Audrey, Faith, Merit, and Kari are the main characters in this delightful novel. Each of these women has unique, individual personalities, but are joined together in an everlasting friendship through their book group, which they named Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons.
- And The Rat Laughed, by Nava Semel.
In this story about remembering, when a young girl relates her grandmother's story, about surviving the Holocaust by hiding in a pit with only a rat for company, to her teacher and schoolmates, she sets off a chain of events that will have repercussions for decades to come...
- The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, by Mordecai Richler.
The rise and fall of Duddy, the young rouge who struggles out of the Montreal slums to find fame and fortune - but at what price? A humorous and cautionary tale that is regarded by many as a modern classic.
- The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein.
If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Stein's third novel offers an answer. Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off.
- At First Sight, by Nicholas Sparks.
Sequel to True Believer, Jeremy Marsh is soon to be married to Lexie and their daughter is on the way.
- Baby Proof, by Emily Giffin.
When her husband suddenly changes his mind about children and begins to pressure his wife to have a child, Claudia does what any self-respecting childfree-by-choice women would do, she divorces him. But what happens when she starts to think that she made a mistake?
- Back When We Were Grownups, by Anne Tyler.
Tyler has crafted a unique coming of age tale in which Rebecca, a 53-year-old grandmother and professional party giver, suddenly wonders if she has "turned into the wrong person."
- Beast, by Joyce Carol Oates.
A bright, talented junior at Catamount College in the druggy 1970s, Gillian Brauer strives to realise more than a poet's craft in her workshop with the charismatic, anti-establishment professor Andre Harrow...
- Because She Can, by Bridie Clark.
Claire's dream job soon turns into a nightmare when her tyrant-of-a-boss's demands begin to take over her life and threatens to destroy her budding relationship. What's a girl to do?
- Before Adam, by Jack London.
A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor living at the dawn of humanity.
- Before You Know Kindness, By Chris Bohjalian.
Animal rights advocate Spencer McCullough is accidentally shot by his 12 year old daughter...
- Best-Loved Short Stories, edited by Evan Bates.
Eleven classic short stories from around the world, by writers such as Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, Willa Cather, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Between, Georgia, by Joshilyn Jackson.
The cheeky, heartwarming, and witty story of Nonny Frett, who grew up at the center of a feud between the Fretts and the Crabtrees and who finds herself, at the age of thirty, once again embroiled in the intrigues of the two families.
- The Blind Assassin, By Margaret Atwood.
A dramatization of Atwood's famed book, performed by a cast of twenty actors, including Patricia Hamilton, Deborah Pollitt, and Tom McCamus.
- Blockade Billy, by Stephen King.
Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. This is his story...
- The Blood of Flowers, by Anita Amirrezvani.
A lavish, and gripping coming-of-age tale set in 17th Century Persia.
- Born 1925: A Novel of Youth, by Vera Brittain.
Born in 1925, Adrian Carbury grows up in the shadows of one war, and becomes a man in another war.
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne.
In 1942, while exploring the surroundings of his new home, nine-year-old Bruno meets another nine-year-old boy named Shmuel, who lives on the other side of an endless fence. The two boys begin to meet regularly at the fence, where they talk about their disparate lives and try to figure out why each must stay on their own side of the fence. They soon grow to become close friends - with tragic consequences.
- The Breakdown Lane, by Jacquelyn Mitchard.
When her husband abandons her and her children, Julieanne must find the fortitude to keep going. However, when she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, things go from bad to worse…
- The Bug, by Richard Strand.
Conspiracy theories abound in this amusing tale of bureaucracy gone astray.
- Candida, by George Bernard Shaw.
A comedy in three acts about an eighteen-year-old boy who falls in love with the wife of an approximately forty-year-old pastor. Throughout the play, the pastor and the boy argue about who Candida should live with. Candidia, however, has her own ideas...
- Candide, by Voltaire.
From the landscapes of El Dorado to Constantinople, this is a tale of unending adventures and escapades. That optimism is not always the key to life's problems is elucidated. A tale of love amalgamated with suffering, sacrifice and pain.
- Captain Brassbound's Conversion, by George Bernard Shaw.
In this three act comedy, no person or act is exactly what he, she, or it appears to be. Captain Brassbound's conversion is not from atheism to Christianity, but from a rough character to something slightly more refined, a conversion that lasts only until he leaves the influence of a rather beautiful but silly woman...
- The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield.
An ancient Peruvian manuscript is discovered that contains pivotal insights that are necessary for spiritual growth and for the development of the human race as a whole, however there are forces at play that would prefer that the manuscript never sees the light of day. Can it, and its message be shared with the world before it is too late?
- Chains Around the Grass, by Naomi Ragen.
The Markowitz's are left destitute in 1955 when the head of the household dies suddenly. Each member of the family deals with the situation in their own way. We follow the plight of this fractured family through the eyes of Sara, the middle child, as we watch her grow into a young and self-assured woman.
- Cherry Ames, Flight Nurse, by Helen Wells.
This is the fifth volume in the Cherry Ames series, and Cherry is working as an Army Flight Nurse. Set during World War II, Cherry is stationed in England and her job is to evacuate wounded soldiers from combat zones and provide them with medical care as they are flown to the nearest hospital. Along the way she becomes involved in the hunt for a German spy...
- A Christmas Blizzard, by Garrison Keillor.
A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard.
- Classic American Short Stories, edited by Clarence C. Strowbridge.
Seventeen timeless short stories from some of the finest American authors, such as Kate Chopin, Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Henry James, Stephen Crane, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Cometh the Hour, by Jeffrey Archer.
The sixth installment in the Clifton Chronicles picks up where Mightier Than the Sword left off, and provides a satisfying set up for This Was a Man, the seventh and final installment of this exciting and addictive series.
- A Complicated Kindness, by Miriam Toews.
A poignant coming-of-age story about a rebellious Mennonite teenager who dreams of moving to the 'big' city and away from the small, religiously strict community she calls home.
- A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole.
A farcical account of the life and times of the famous anti-hero, Ignatius J. Reilly.
- The Devil's Disciple, by George Bernard Shaw.
The Devil's Disciple: A Melodrama in Three Acts; The main character of The Devil's Disciple, Dick Dudgeon, is in revolt against the ideal of the family to the extent that he has rejected his own family. Identifying with the devil has prevented his spirit being taken over by his mother's life-denying religion...
- The Doctor's Dilemma, by George Bernard Shaw.
This is a play that revolves around a community of doctors, most specializing, unbeknownst to them, in different types of expensive, fraudulent treatments.
- A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen.
Nora, Helmer's pampered and petted wife, forges a signature to obtain money for her ailing husband. The results of this act lead to her growth as a person and her resentment of being treated like a doll in her own home.
- Drama, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
215 plays by 47 playwrights, including works in English, Spanish, German, French, plus works in English translation. Plays included in this collection range from the complete plays of Gilbert and Sullivan to Chitra, the renowned Indian masterpiece by Rabindranath Tagore.
- An Enemy of the People, by Henrik Ibsen.
This is a play that addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses and the corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It tells the story of a man and his strugle to do the right thing.
- Everyman, by Philip Roth.
This is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism.
- Everything but the Internet, by Richard Seltzer.
This collection contains an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction works by a Richard Seltzer.
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom
Three intriguing stories about life, and death, told from the viewpoint of the stories protagonist, an 83 year old, wounded war veteran.
- For One More Day, by Mitch Albom.
This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his fatherand she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years...
- Ford County: Stories, by John Grisham.
In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill.
- Forever Odd, by Dean Koontz.
Odd Thomas returns and uses his extraordinary talents to search for a missing friend.
- Getting Married, by George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw expounds his view of marriage as a white slave trade for thousands of women in supposedly civilized societies.
- Ghosts, by Henrik Ibsen.
Things are not always what they seem in the Alving household. Haunting memories of the sins of the father and the son's heredity are the moving themes in this multi-layered drama.
- Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories, by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Gimpel the Fool, Esther Kreindel the Second, The Spinoza of Market Street and The Black Wedding, four short short stories by the famed Yiddish writer, I. B. Singer. This audio edition is read by Theodore Bikel.
- The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson.
Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson's two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head. If and when she recovers, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will have to prove her innocence...
- The Girl who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson.
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. He has no idea just how explosive the story will be until the two investigating reporters who worked on the story are murdered.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson.
This story combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.
- The Girls - A Novel, by Lori Lansens.
The story of Rose and Ruby Darlen, two conjoined twins who, as they near the age of thirty, set to commit their lives' story to paper.
- The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing, by Melissa Bank.
A series of short stories that center around the events and relationships surrounding a single main character, Jane Rosenal. The reader follows Jane from adolescence to her late early thirties.
- Gods in Alabama, by Joshilyn Jackson.
When Arlene left home to go to college, she made a deal with God, if he'd keep the body of the murdered highschool football star from being discovered, she's trod the straight and narrow. Ten years have past since then, and it appears that all deals are off. Faced with the prospect of her past coming to light, Arlene heads home to try and protect her dark secret - if she can.
- Good Grief - A Novel, by Lolly Winston.
A humorous story about a young widows journey from the depths of grief to creating a new life for herself.
- A Good Year, by Peter Mayle.
After being fired from his job, Max Skinner inherits a vineyard from his uncle and begins his new life.
- The Guardian, by Nicholas Sparks.
A romantic thriller about a young window and the two men vying for her affections.
- Half a Life, by V. S. Naipaul.
This is a pragmatic coming-of-age tale that follows the life of Willie Somerset Chandran, who grows up in India. Through Chandran's life, Naipaul explores the numerous aspects of injustice that exist in the world.
- Have Gun, Will Travel
Starring John Dehner as Paladin, this two-volume collection contains 36 episodes from the famed radio western.
- Heartbreak Hotel, by George Bernard Shaw.
One of the distinguished comic dramatist's more somber plays, this entertaining allegory examines apathy, confusion and lack of purpose as causes of major world problems, with larger-than-life characters representing the evils of the modern world.
- Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen.
This is the story of its title character, Hedda, a self-centered manipulative woman who has grown tired of her marriage. To escape her boredom she begins to meddle in the lives of others with truly tragic results. Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" is a monumental achievement in dramatic tragedy.
- The Help, by Kathryn Stockett.
It is 1962‚ and these three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step that forever changes a town and the way women — mothers‚ daughters‚ caregivers‚ friends — view one another.
- The House, by Danielle Steel.
Estate lawyer, Sarah Anderson decides to use a generous inheritance to restore an old mansion that has fallen in disrepair and enlists the help of architect Jeff Parker with her quest.
- House of Earth, by Woody Guthrie.
Although completed in 1947, Woody Guthrie's only novel was not published until 2013. It is a story about one family's struggle to survive the dust bowl, and to build an adobe home that would stand up to the wind and other elements.
- The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton.
A dark romantic comedy of manners that follows the descent of Lily Bart from an accepted member of high society to that of a lonely, penniless, out-of-work shop assistant.
- The Humbling, by Philip Roth.
Everything is over for Simon Axler. One of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his sixties, he has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. When he goes onstage he feels like a lunatic and looks like an idiot. His confidence in his powers has drained away...
- I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith.
This delightful tale, is narrated by seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain through her journal entries. A journal to which she has confides her hopes and dreams, and the day to day events in her life - including her first love and intimate tidbits about her family.
- Impossible, Danielle Steel.
The love story of two altogether different people whose only commonality seems to be a love for art.
- Incident At Vichy, by Arthur Miller.
This riveting play is set in 1942 in Vichy, France, where nine men are assembled in a small and dark room under a shadowy pretext. As the tension builds, the men are questioned - are they the sort of people whom the new Nazi regime considers inferior?
- Islands, by Anne Rivers Siddons.
When Anny Butler meets Lewis Aiken, a surgeon who operates the local the free clinic, she finds something that she has never had, a real family.
- Italian Shoes, by Henning Mankell.
This work of literary fiction is the touching and intimate story about an embattled man's unexpected chance at redemption. (This is not a Kurt Wallander mystery.)
- John Bull's Other Island, by George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw's story is rife with such 'beyond opinions', as an Anglo-Irish Protestant, a Dubliner in London, and a socialist living in the aftermath of the industrial revolution. In one sense, as a Protestant choosing to live in London, he is a John Bull, yet he remains Irish - an Irish Bull.
- John Gabriel Borkman, by Henrik Ibsen.
The nineteenth century John Gabriel Borkman, like the twenty-first century's Bernie Madoff, bilked his friends of their life savings. This is his story...
- The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
A poignant, fictional story about two boys growing up in the turbulent world of Kabul, Afghanistan. Covers a period from the 1970's to the present.
- Legacy, by James A. Michener.
As Major Norman Starr is about to appear before a congressional committee to publicly account for his covert actions, he recalls the heritage of his ancestors and the role they played in the true glory of America.
- Lies My Father Told Me, by Ted Allan and Never Had it so Good, by Charles Israel.
Two vintage radio plays on two audio cassettes. The first play is a story of intergenerational conflict, and a young boy's coming of age in the Montreal of the 1920's. The second radio play, Never Had it so Good, centers around a group of concentration camp survivors and their desire to move to Israel and form a Kibbutz, a goal that is in danger of being thwarted by an anti-Semitic American Army Colonel.
- Light on Snow, by Anita Shreve
An 11-year-old girl and her father find an abandoned infant in the snow.
- The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri.
A tale of two brothers bound by tragedy, a fiercely brilliant woman, a country torn by revolution, and a love that lasts long past death...
- Major Barbara, by George Bernard Shaw.
In this sparkling comedy, originally staged in 1905, Andrew Undershaft, a millionaire armaments dealer, loves money and despises poverty. His energetic daughter Barbara, however, is a devout major in the Salvation Army.
- The Man of Destiny: And How He Lied to Her Husband, by George Bernard Shaw.
It is eight o'clock in the evening. The curtains are drawn and the lamps lighted in the drawing room of Her flat in
Cromwell Road. Her lover, a beautiful youth of eighteen, in evening dress and cape, with a bunch of flowers and an opera hat in his hands, comes in alone. (an excerpt from And How He Lied to Her Husband).
- The Man of My Dreams, by Curtis Sittenfeld.
A coming-of-age tale that follows Hannah from the age of fourteen through her twenties as she searchers for love, and her own self-identity.
- The Marriage Bureau for Rich People, by Farahad Zama.
When Mr. Ali's wife complains that he's been getting underfoot ever since he retired, he does the only sensible thing, he opens up a marriage bureau so he has something to occupy his time. This charming book brings the reader deep into the heart of India's marriage practices and provides keen insights into life in modern day India.
- The Master Builder, by Henrik Ibsen.
This play explores the nature of a messianic hero pulled down from the heights to reside in the community of men, and now painfully laboring to drag himself up again.
- May There Be a Road, by Louis L'Amour.
This collection features some of Louis L'Amour's best 'short' adventure stories, many of which have never before been published.
- Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden.
An historically rich fictionalized account of the life of a young girl who was sold into servitude, and who, after years of training, went on to become one of the most successful Geishas in pre-World War II Japan.
- The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd.
In this, the sequel to The Secret Life of Bees, the story follows Jessie, as she returns to the Egret Island to help her estranged mother through a physical and mental illness. While there, Jessie makes some startling discoveries about herself, her marriage, and her family history.
- Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation, by Martin Millar.
There’s a megalomaniac professor digging a hole outside his flat. His small stake in the amphetamine market in Brixton is being threatened by a mysterious Chinese man. And the Milk Marketing Board has taken out a contract on his life. Welcome to the bizarre, obsessive world of Alby Starvation.
- Miracle, by Danielle Steel.
All that recent widower Quinn Thompson wants to do is buy a boat and sail around the world. But his friendship with carpenter Jack Adams and his neighbor Maggie Dartman force him to choose what he really wants for his future.
- Misalliance, by George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw's 1909 country-house comedy explores the clash of social classes when an aristocratic Edwardian wishes to marry the daughter of a bourgeois underwear tycoon.
- Miss Mole, by E. H. Young.
Miss Hannah Mole is a passionate, strong-willed, resourceful woman who has a penchant for mischief. When she takes on the role of housekeeper for the Reverend Corder and his two motherless daughters, it quickly becomes apparent that the vicarage will never be the same again...
- Most Wanted, by Joan Reeves.
Hot on the trail of an elusive wedding dress thief, Sergeant Luft's bust is foiled by the untimely arrival of Bruce Benton. When he pulls a gun on her, she does what comes naturally - she takes it away and throws on the handcuffs - only later does she learn that her suspect is none other than Detective Benton. From such an unusual first meeting, love blossoms in this tender romance.
- My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult.
Kate was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia when she was two years old. To save her, her parents decided to have another child in hopes that it would be a match. Kate's life, and the family's hopes, all lie in the life of this new child, Anna.
- The Nanny Diaries, by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.
With this book, two former nannies have given those of us who will never know what it is like to have or be a nanny, a fictionalized glimpse into this interesting social situation. The book follows Nan, a senior at NYU, as she starts a new part-time nanny position for the X family, watching their four-year-old son Grayer.
- Nemesis, by Philip Roth.
In the "stifling heat of equatorial Newark," a terrifying polio epidemic is raging, threatening the children of the New Jersey city with maiming, paralysis, lifelong disability, and even death.
- Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf.
This is Woolf's second novel, and it is a literary romance expounding upon the changing role of women in the days just before World War I. It is written in a style comparable to social commentary novels of the nineteenth century made famous by the writers such as Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters.
- Off Season, by Anne Rivers Siddons.
A heartwarming story about Lilly, a middle-age woman who had the perfect life - job, husband, and children. Her perfect world falls apart when her husband suddenly dies. To rebuild the shattered pieces of her life, Lilly returns to her childhood home and searches through her past to find the strength she will need to meet her future.
- Old-Time Radio's 60 All-Time Favorites.
This collection contains 60 shows, which represents some of the best that radio theater had to offer. The shows selected for inclusion in this collection cover just about every genre, including suspense, mysteries, detective stories, comedies, westerns, science fiction, drama, and variety shows.
- One D.O.A., One on the
Way, by Mary Robison.
A terse novel about modern day New Orleans that follows the events leading up to the dissolution of Eve Broussard's marriage and which paints a vivid portrait of New Orleans in all its many variations and nuances.
- Orlando: A Biography, By Virginia Woolf
Follow the adventures of Orlando as he (or she) travels through time.
- The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood.
As portrayed in Homer's 'Odyssey', Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War.
- The Penultimate Chance Saloon, by Simon Brett.
Brett takes a lighthearted look at post-divorce life though his character, Bill Stratton, in this quirky coming of 'late middle age' story.
- Pillars of Society, by Henrik Ibsen.
Karsten Bernick has everything he wants - wealth, dominance, and power - but everything changes when his past catches up to him...
- The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth.
In this alternative history, FDR loses the 1940 presidential election to Charles A. Lindbergh, who quickly forms an alliance with Nazi Germany. What does this alliance mean for America's Jews and the Roth family?
- Queen of Broken Hearts, by Cassandra King.
When her husband dies, Clare, a divorce coach, must come to terms with her own broken heart - a task that is harder than she ever imagined!
- The Quickie, by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge.
When NYPD detective Lauren Stillwell decides to have a one-night-stand with a fellow cop in order to get revenge on her cheating husband - little does she know how horribly wrong things will go and how this one night of passion might destroy her entire life.
- The Real Mother, by Judith Michael.
Leaving medical school to care for her three younger siblings, Sara Elliott comes to learn just what it takes to be a real mother.
- Recipes for a Perfect Marriage, by Morag Prunty.
The stories in this book show you that while marriage is not always perfect, with time, dedication, and understanding you can create a solid relationship.
- A Redbird Christmas, by Fannie Flagg.
Oswald Campbell moves to the milder climate of Lost River, Alabama after he learns that he is dying of emphysema. The charming local residents soon give him a reason to live and love.
- Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes, by Cathy Holton.
When three middle-aged southern Ladies discover that their lawyer husbands are cheating on them, they set out to get revenge - and gaiety ensues.
- Running Wild, by Linda Howard and Linda Jones.
Fleeing from a stalker, Carlin Reed thinks she has found a safe place in Battle Ridge, Wyoming, working as a housekeeper for a hunky cattle rancher. She's wrong...
- The Sacrifice of Tamar, by Naomi Ragen.
Shortly after Tamar was raped, she discovers that she is pregnant. She does not know, however, whether the child is her husband's or the rapist's. Living in an insular religious community, Tamar is fearful that she will be shunned if she tells anyone about the assault. For a while she is successful at keeping her secret - but when the truth is tragically discovered - everyone suffers, including her son and his new wife...
- Safe Harbour, by Danielle Steel.
In her fifty-ninth bestselling novel, Danielle Steel tells an unforgettable story of survival...of how two people who lost everything find hope...and of the extraordinary acts of faith and courage that bring -- and keep -- families together.
- Salome of the Tenements, by Anzia Yezierska.
When the Yiddish newspaper she is working for gives her the assignment of interviewing a millionaire philanthropist, Sonya thinks she has found her way out of the tenement, and sets out to marry her interviewee - with unexpected results.
- A Salty Piece of Land, by Jimmy Buffet.
Jimmy Buffet writes a wildly imaginative story full of colorful, bizarre characters from Wyoming to the Bahamas. In this adventure, we ride with Tully Mars, from Buffet's best selling Tales from Margaritaville, and his pony, Mr. Twain, on his journey from his home in Heartache, Wyoming to A Salty Piece of Land in the Caribbean.
- Sam's Letters to Jennifer, by James Patterson.
After Jennifer's loving grandmother, Samantha, falls ill, she finds a packet of letters revealing Sam's secret love. This discovery is combined with Jennifer's own new romance with a man dying of brain cancer.
- Sea Glass, by Anita Shreve.
This story chronicles the lives of two newlyweds who move into a small beach house in New Hampshire. There they weather the Great Depression, aided and surrounded by an eclectic mix of friends.
- Second Honeymoon, by Joanna Trollope.
When Edie's youngest child leaves home, and leaves her with an empty-nest, she is distraught. However things soon take a drastic change when one by one, her grown children return home, leaving Edie to decide if she really likes having a full nest.
- The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, by Sarah Strohmeyer.
Strohmeyer has penned a novel that takes a satirical look at what life is like for a small group of wealthy women in this idealistic Ohio town. The women appear to live in the lap of luxury. However, things are not quite as they appear...
- The Sergeants' Tale, by Bernice Rubens.
A poignant story about divided loyalties set in the turbulent days of the British Mandate of Palestine.
- Short Stories, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This 'must have' collection includes over 1,600 short stories by over 90 authors all on one CD!
- Sotah, by Naomi Ragen.
Dina Reich has been accused of committing adultery by members of the Morals Patrol. Unwilling to face the shame of the accusation, and unable to explain the situation to her husband, Dina flees, leaving behind her husband and her infant. In this novel, Ragen recounts the events leading up to the accusation, and how Dina manages to rebuild her life and her faith.
- The Spare Room, By Mordecai Richler.
In this tale we are introduced to the Hirsh's, a patriotic Jewish-Canadian family who wants to help out the war effort by taking in boarders.
- Still Summer, by Jacquelyn Mitchard.
When three women embark on a cruise of the Caribbean on a luxury sailboat, little do they know that they will soon be fighting for their lives against nature, man, and their own frailties.
- Suite Française, by Irène Némirovsky.
The text, in English, of Némirovsky's books Storm in June and Dolce, along with detailed notes on the final three books that she planned to write to complete her series about life in Occupied France. She died in Auschwitz in 1942, before she was able to complete the series.
- Suzanne's Diary for Nichols, by James Patterson.
A melancholy romance that provides the reader access into the private world of Matt Harrison and his wife Suzanne, as told via the diary she wrote for their son, Nicholas.
- Sweetwater Creek, by Anne Rivers Siddons.
After her mother leaves and her brother dies, twelve year old Emily Parmenter's only friend is her dog Elvis, until Lulu Foxworth moves in with the family.
- The Tenth Circle, by Jodi Picoult.
When fourteen-year-old Trixie is raped by her former boyfriend, her parents must learn to put their own demons aside in order to help her come to terms with her pain.
- Testimony, by Anita Shreve.
When the headmaster of the prestigious Avery Academy receives a package containing a videotape, a scandal ensues that threatens to destroy not only the students recorded on the tape, but also the school and the surrounding community.
- Thanatos, by Ron Simonian.
Ted has a problem, he is obssessed with death. With the help of a disaster groupie and a schizoid exterminator, Ted learns to reconcile himself to death - in a most bizarre and surreal manner.
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith.
A classic coming-of-age story about a young girl, the daughter of immigrants, growing up in the slums of Brooklyn from 1912 through 1919.
- True Believer, by Nicholas Sparks.
Science journalist Jeremy Marsh travels to Boone Creek, North Carolina to investigate mysterious lights that appear in the local cemetery.
- Ulysses, by James Joyce
A slice of live story that is renowned for its prose and the controversy that surrounded its publication.
- The Undomestic Goddess, by Sophie Kinsella.
Just as Samantha Sweeting is about to become a partner at a prestigious law firm, she has a breakdown, flees to the country and takes a job as a housekeeper.
- Until I Find You, by John Irving.
Autobiographical novel about an actor named Jack Burns.
- The Virgin Cure, by Ami McKay.
With her virginity slated to be used by a wealthy man to cure himself of syphilis, twelve-year-old Moth finds that she as made a deal with the devil when she leaves the mean streets of 1870s New York City and accepts shelter in a brothel.
- Warming the Stone Child: Myths & Stories About Abandonment and the Unmothered Child, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
A collection of stories about orphans looking to recapture their inner-mother.
- Way of the Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman.
Despite his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station, meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever.
- We the Living, by Ayn Rand.
This is a philosophical book that portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness.
- When I Lived in Modern Times, by Linda Grant.
When Evelyn Sert's mother died, shortly after the end of World War II, she moved from England to Palestine in order to have a new start at life. Although this story follows Evelyn throughout her life, a major portion of this intriguing book focuses on Evelyn's adventures in Palestine during the late 1940's.
- The Wild Duck, by Henrik Ibsen.
An innovative drama of truth and liberty, and one of Ibsen's most frequently staged plays.
- The Wingless Bird, by Catherine Cookson.
An absorbing story of love and the harsh realities of Britain's class system.
- The Year of Pleasures, by Elizabeth Berg.
55-year-old Betta Nolan moves to a small town in Illinois to
start a new life after her husband dies and tracks down her three former college roommates.
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