Author: Sam Mariano
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Home is where your heart is... NOT a standalone novel. Series must be read in order, beginning with Accidental Witness, otherwise nothing will make sense.
Author: Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An incident at school forces sixth grader Phil Morelli, a white boy, to become aware of racial discrimination and segregation, and to seriously consider if he himself is prejudiced.
Author: Charlotte Gingras
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
The kids at school call her rag girl because she hides under layers of oversized clothing, but she calls herself Ophelia. She hardly speaks to anyone — until one day a visiting author comes to give a talk in the school library. The writer speaks about what it means to create art, and at the end of her talk, she thanks Ophelia for asking the first question by giving her a blue notebook with her address on it. Ophelia starts to write to the author in the notebook — letters that become a kind of lifeline. The idea that someone, somewhere, might care, is enough for her to keep writing, an escape from her real life. By day she goes to school and works at the dollar store before returning home to her mother, a former addict who once had to put her daughter in care. At night she creates graffiti around town, leaving little broken hearts as her tag. One night she finds an abandoned building that she decides to use as her workshop, where she can make larger-than-life art. When she finds that a classmate, an overweight boy named Ulysses, is also using the space to repair an old van, the two form an uneasy truce, with a chalk line drawn down the middle to mark their separate territories. As time passes, Ophelia and Ulysses forge a fraught but growing friendship, but their cocooned existence cannot last forever. One night, intruders invade their sanctuary, and their shared bond and individual strength are sorely tested.
Author: Mary Morelli
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This recipe book is compiled from family recipes handed down through the years. Mama loves to see people enjoy a good meal and she loves preparing for those who appreciate it. We think you will love these time-proven recipes. Some recipes are newer and created by Mama, so there is a wide variety included in this book--even including easy and quick variations for those crunched for time.
Author: Laura Morelli
Publisher: Laura Morelli
Award-winning historical fiction set in 16th-century Venice -Benjamin Franklin Digital Award -IPPY Award for Best Adult Fiction E-book -National Indie Excellence Award Finalist -Eric Hoffer Award Finalist -Shortlisted for the da Vinci Eye Prize From the author of Made in Italy comes a tale of artisanal tradition and family bonds set in one of the world's most magnificent settings: Renaissance Venice. Venetian gondola-maker Luca Vianello considers his whole life arranged. His father charted a course for his eldest son from the day he was born, and Luca is positioned to inherit one of the city’s most esteemed boatyards. Soon he will marry the daughter of an artisan prow-maker, securing a key business alliance for the family. But when Luca experiences an unexpected tragedy in the boatyard, he believes that his destiny lies elsewhere. Soon he finds himself drawn to restore an antique gondola with the dream of taking a girl for a ride. The Gondola Maker brings the centuries-old art of gondola-making to life in the tale of a young man's complicated relationship with his master-craftsman father. Lovers of historical fiction will appreciate the authentic details of gondola craftsmanship, along with an intimate first-person narrative set against the richly textured backdrop of 16th-century Venice. "I'm a big fan of Venice, so I appreciate Laura Morelli's special knowledge of the city, the period, and the process of gondola-making. An especially compelling story." --Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun "Laura Morelli has done her research, or perhaps she was an Italian carpenter in another life. One can literally smell and feel the grain of finely turned wood in her hands." --Pamela Sheldon Johns, author of Italian Food Artisans "Romance, intrigue, family loyalty, pride, and redemption set against the backdrop of Renaissance Italy." --Library of Clean Reads "Beautiful, powerful evocation of the characters, the place, and the time. An elegant and thoroughly engaging narrative voice." --Mark Spencer, author of Fiction Club: A Concise Guide to Writing Good Fiction
Author: Frank Morelli
"Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn't take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer's is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person who truly understands Gabe is Sofia, a punk-rocking rebel he meets at the veteran's hospital. When these three unlikely friends are faced with a serious dilemma, will they do what it takes to save Grandpa? If there's a chance of preserving the final shreds of Grandpa's dignity, Gabe may have to make the most gut-wrenching decision of his life--and there's no way out."--Provided by publisher.
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: Penguin UK
When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; child of nature Elfine; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who has kept to her bedroom for the last twenty years. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves to take each of the family in hand. A hilarious and merciless parody of rural melodramas, Cold Comfort Farm (1932) is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time. Includes an introduction by Lynne Truss, and a letter from the author to Anthony Pookworthy in the foreword.
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
From the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, comes a gripping new novel perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Gillian Flynn about the mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth. Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help. As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?
Author: Paola Mattarelli, Bruno Biavati, Wilhelm H. Holzapfel, Brian JB Wood
Publisher: Academic Press
The Bifidobacteria and Related Organisms: Biology, Taxonomy, Applications brings together authoritative reviews on all aspects of Bifidobacteria and related genera. Their place within the Phylum Actinobacteria is discussed first, and this is followed by descriptions of the genera Bifidobacterium, Alloscardovia, Aeriscardovia, Bombiscardovia, Gardnerella, Metascardovia, Parascardovia and Scardovia and the currently accredited species within those genera. The increased availability of genome sequences and molecular tools for studying bifidobacteria provides important information about their taxonomy, physiology and interactions with their host. Also considerations about common bifidobacterial core maintenance during the mutual coevolution of a host and its intestinal microbes could be relevant for health claims for the ability of symbiotic gut bacteria to provide health benefits to their host, and for evaluating such claims in scientifically valid experiments. Chemotaxonomy is important to our understanding of these genera and so is considered along with physiological and biochemical aspects before proceeding to examine clinical and other practical aspects. The ability to maintain pure cultures and to grow cells in industrial quantities when required for applications requires that the cells’ environmental and nutritional needs are well understood. Some species are important clinically and as animal digestive tract synbionts—and even play a part in honey production—so these matters are considered along with milk oligosaccharides’ roles in gut flora development in neonates. Presents information on all bacteria in this group in one place Provides applications and technological considerations placed alongside more academic matters such as nomenclature and phylogeny Includes basic information on the beneficial role of bifidobacteria in the human gut, with particular importance for infants Provides information on genomic and gene modification technologies
Author: Audur Ava Olafsdottir
Publisher: Grove Press
Winner of the Icelandic Literary Prize, Hotel Silence is a delightful and heartwarming new novel from Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, a writer who “upends expectations” (New York Times). Told with grace, insight, and humor, this is the story of one man’s surprising mid-life adventure of self-discovery that leads him to find a new reason for being. Jónas Ebeneser is a handy DIY kind of man with a compulsion to fix things, but he can’t seem to fix his own life. On the cusp of turning fifty, divorced, adrift, he’s recently discovered he is not the biological father of his daughter, Gudrun Waterlily, and he has sunk into an existential crisis, losing all will to live. As he visits his senile mother in a nursing home, he secretly muses on how, when, and where to put himself out of his misery. To prevent his only daughter from discovering his body, Jónas decides it’s best to die abroad. Armed with little more than his toolbox and a change of clothes, he flies to an unnamed country where the fumes of war still hover in the air. He books a room at the sparsely occupied Hotel Silence, and there he comes to understands the depths of other people’s scars while beginning to see his wounds in a new light. A celebration of life’s infinite possibilities, of transformations and second chances, Hotel Silence is a rousing story of a man, a community, and a path toward regeneration from the depths of despair.
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discover where it all began—#1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s first “snappily written, fast-paced, and witty” (USA TODAY) novel in the beloved Stephanie Plum series featuring a feisty and funny heroine who “comes roaring in like a blast of very fresh air” (The Washington Post). Meet Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie’s opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey. She’s a product of the “burg,” a blue-collar pocket of Trenton where houses are attached and narrow, cars are American, windows are clean, and (God forbid you should be late) dinner is served at six. Out of work and out of money, Stephanie blackmails her bail-bondsman cousin Vinnie into giving her a try as an apprehension agent. Stephanie knows zilch about the job requirements, but she figures her new pal, el-primo bounty hunter Ranger, can teach her what it takes to catch a crook. Her first assignment: nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop on the run from a charge of murder one. Morelli’s the inamorato who charmed Stephanie out of her virginity at age sixteen. There’s still powerful chemistry between them, so the chase should be interesting…and could also be extremely dangerous.
Author: Licia Morelli, Jennifer E. Morris
"Emma's little brother Henry is a good kid--but when his day has been too busy and too full, Henry can become a hurricane! Emma wishes that she could teach Henry to be still. One day, she shows Henry how meditation can make a big difference in both their lives"--
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
In Dashiell Hammett's famous crime novel, we meet one of the detective-story master's most enchanting creations, Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a classic murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.
Author: Gail Caldwell
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Strong West Wind traces her close friendship with the late fellow writer Caroline Knapp, describing their shared experiences with sobriety, a love of dogs and Caroline's battle with cancer. Reprint.
Author: Morton Morelli
Sardine Packing is the deplorable term the Nazi's gave to the mass graves where they shot Jews, to fall like Sardines in a can. Book 1 is set in World War 2. The camp is the first death camp where Jews are to be transported and then executed. Himmler visits the camp to meet Hitler to put his final solution in practice. Old footage of the War always look bleak, but Europe was still very beautiful, we see the contrast between the beauty, and the horror of war. We also see the financial impact of the proposed slaughter of some 5 million Jews. Hans is a good guy, and soon comes to realise that people are the same no matter what creed they may be. A relationship forms with him, and Sophie, and he intends to try to help her escape. I don't hold back on the horrific sex, acts and slaughter that took place during the war. The full horror of how one human being could treat another under such circumstances. Something that still occurs in modern times. Book 2 the present day. We meet two sisters who are very close, but find themselves living on different continents. Emily is in Washington, and here she meets up with an old family friend and ex-boyfriend of her sister. With a long term underlying issue with stress, Emily seeks out Prost for professional advice. The younger sister, Eleanor, gets a dream job with the banker Richard Weiss, and she encounters a world of wealth that is beyond belief. Weiss seems to have the Midas touch, and has a game plan to purchase a company with a product that he can not only make more money, but he hopes to personally benefit from its use. Dr Blake Gibson is a surgeon who after losing his licence, works exclusively for Weiss. A man that has few friends, and is quite unpleasant, but still he worships Weiss, and has a close business and personal relationship. Weiss has plans for Gibson, and it is linked to the purchase he engages Eleanor to help him with. Weiss comes under close scrutiny from the banking regulators, and the IRS, but comes out with his reputation enhanced and his position of strength increased. He goes after a deal, and it is big, so big that if it comes off, it will make him one of the richest people on the planet. We find the extraordinary lengths Weiss will go to achieve his goal. Emily works indirectly for Senator Kugel, a ruthless man that has self-interest at the forefront of his political ambitions. As he sits on the board of the Federal Reserve, Kugel is also a very powerful man, and sets the tone of the economy as the Chairman. Weiss is the Chairman of the Weiss Banking Corporation, W.I.B.C, based in Washington. On his next visit he takes Eleanor, so she can take a vacation with her sister. While there she gets reacquainted with her ex Dr David Prost. How the relationships intertwine is at the heart of the book. Connections are many and varied. We also need to know how the present day is linked to the past, and book 1. Does the family connection go right back and if so, who is connected to whom. Our psychic, Rainbird may be able to help answer this question. Eleanor becomes close to Victoria, Richard Weiss PA, and their bond grows as the plot unfolds. As Weiss takes greater risks, will he take his team with him, will they back him as his ambition pushes boundaries. Will the tension of the insatiable deal making, lead to him making the wrong decisions, we shall wait and see. What part will greed play in the decisions he makes and how will they impact on our characters? Will the past give us the answer? We see emotions pushed to their limits and things fundamentally change. How will this affect our group and where will this take us. The pace increases at the end as all of the loose strands are drawn in, and we see the whole picture. The plot builds to a dramatic end, but there is a twist or two to come. Some things are revealed along the way, but you have to stay to the end to know what happens. Hopefully, this is a page turner that you won't want to put down.