"What if you suddenly found yourself in Kaya's Nez Perce homeland in 1764? Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose as you select from a variety of options in this all-new multiple-ending story"--
The twelfth Inspector Rebus bestseller - a powerfully gripping novel where past and present collide... A student has gone missing in Edinburgh. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until DI John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom. Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, and an internet role-playing game. The ancient and the modern, brought together by uncomfortable circumstance...
Heartbreaking and wicked: a memoir of stunning beauty and remarkable grace. Improbable friendships and brushes with death. A schoolgirl affecting the course of aboriginal politics. Elvis and cocktails and Catholicism and the secrets buried deep beneath a place that may be another, undiscovered Love Canal Lewiston, New York. Too Close to the Falls is an exquisite, haunting return, through time and memory, to the heart of Catherine Gildiners childhood. And what a childhood it was.
Former river rat, Ro Walsh has worked on the Niagara River all his life and has seen how its deadly mystique engulfs strangers and friends alike. It is stamped irrevocably on their death faces. Despite an unending feeling that something unnatural exists in the unfathomable void that is the plunge basin at the base of Niagara Falls, Walsh escapes its pull. And his fears. But only for a while. Now it wants him back. A sniper is on the loose in Niagara Falls and his targets are the men who work on the river known as river rats. Or so it seems. In spite of the danger, Walsh is compelled to return to the Falls setting in motion events that will take him into the mysterious depths of the plunge basin. And on a collision course with his darkest fears.
For as long as she can remember, Teagan Bliss has wanted to manage her family's property. She's invested everything in the farm, knowing that when her parents retire she'll be ready to take the reins. But when a family betrayal leaves her reeling, Teagan is forced to rethink her entire future. Heartbroken, Teagan flees to her aunt's property in the idyllic Falls Valley. Vanessa is warm and welcoming and a favourite of the locals who drop in regularly for cocktail hour. Teagan soon catches the attention of sexy local farrier Lucas Knight, and with a new job, new friends and the prospect of a new relationship, she slowly begins to open up again. But the village is a hotbed of gossip and division and when Teagan gets caught up in town politics, Lucas and Vanessa become concerned. As the tension in town escalates, Teagan must decide who to trust. But when she realises those close to her have been keeping secrets, the fallout may split Teagan apart forever. The Falls is an uplifting story of healing and hope from the author of Promises,Heart of the Valley, and Rocking Horse Hill.
Ian Rankin's John Rebus, arguably the most realistic detective in crime fiction, is a brilliant but troubled man. When a young woman goes missing near his native Edinburgh, Scotland, Rebus finds himself just one small cog in the huge wheel of an inquiry set in motion by her powerfully rich father. Struggling to deal with both his own often-terrifying inner demons as well as the monstrous bureaucracy of the investigative team, Rebus finds himself drawn again and again into the case, desperately searching for the girl's salvation, as well as his own. In time Inspector Rebus uncovers two leads: one, a carved wooden doll stuffed tightly into a tiny casket, and the other the missing girl's possible involvement in a dark, disturbing Internet-based role-playing game. He enlists the help of the tech-savvy DC Siobhan Clarke, who is young enough to know her way around the net, but who may not be old and wise enough to avoid potentially deadly pitfalls and traps. Meanwhile, Rebus tracks down stories of similar caskets and dolls turning up in the area deep into Edinburgh's past, some stretching back to a time when body-snatchers turned into brutal killers. As Rebus and Clarke delve deeper and deeper into these perilous and obscure worlds, ancient and modern evils begin to converge and soon Rebus finds he's besieged by an impenetrable mass of secrets, lies, and deadly deceit that only he can make sense of. In The Falls, a brilliant addition to an award-winning series, both John Rebus and his creator, Ian Rankin, are at the top of their intense and satisfying form.
A study of nearly four hundred years in the history of Richmond, Virginia, ranges from the first encounters between English colonists and Powhatan to the inauguration of Douglas Wilder, America's first elected African-American governor
A large collection of very funny pieces about a father trying to figure out exactly how to be a father.
Recounts how, at the turn of the nineteenth century, retired charm school teacher Annie Edson Taylor planned and executed her daring feat to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, earning her the name "Queen of the Falls."
In May 1936, George Dalziel flew far up the Nahanni River to check on Bill Eppler and Joe Mulholland, who were working one of his traplines. He found their cabin burned to the ground and no sign of them anywhere. What had happened to the healthy young men? Had there been an accident, or was a killer on the loose? Dalziel, known as The Flying Trapper, had a successful trapping operation along the Flat, South Nahanni and Liard rivers. Using his small airplane to locate areas rich in marten and beaver, he would leave his men in this wild country and drop in from time to time to check on them and fly out the pelts. The authorities wanted to shut Dal down. So when he saw the burned-down cabin, he knew he was in trouble. In Above the Falls, a suspenseful, fact-based novel, John Harris uses RCMP reports and the testimony of local trappers to paint a vivid picture of a gripping winter chase, an unsolved mystery and a now-vanished lifestyle in the great northern wilderness.
It is 1950 and, after a disastrous honeymoon night, Ariah Erskine's young husband throws himself into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. Ariah, "the Widow Bride of the Falls," begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. At her side is confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby, who is unexpectedly drawn to her. What follows is a passionate love affair, marriage, and family -- a seemingly perfect existence. But tragedy soon takes over their lives, poisoning their halcyon years with distrust, greed, and murder. Set against the mythic-historic backdrop of Niagara Falls in the mid-twentieth century, this haunting exploration of the American family in crisis is a stunning achievement from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation). This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
A documentary fiction from filmmaker Peter Greenaway, presenting "research" on victims of a "violent unknown event" which has afflicted millions of people with such symptoms as immortality and identification with birds.
The vivid and touching sequel to the bestselling memoir Too Close to the Falls. It's 1960 and twelve-year-old Cathy McClure has just been thrown out of Catholic school for-among other transgressions-filling the holy water fount with vodka. In the hopes of giving Cathy a fresh start away from their small town, the McClures leave behind Niagara Falls and the family pharmacy to start over in suburban Buffalo. But life in a subdivision and a school filled with "pubescent cheddar" holds little appeal for a girl who began working at four and smoking at nine. As the quaint world of 1950s America recedes into history, Cathy dives headfirst into the 1960s. Along the way, she adopts many personas with gusto-vandal, HoJo hostess, FBI suspect, civil rights demonstrator- but when tragedy strikes at home, Cathy must take on her most challenging role yet. As candid and compelling as Mary Karr's The Liars' Club and Jeanette Walls's The Glass Castle, After the Falls is an irresistible account of one girl's comingof-age during a tumultuous era and the moving tale of a rebellious spirit learning what it means to be a daughter.
When Lindsey stumbles onto a dead body, she thinks her day can't get any weirder. Then she sees a gorgeous naked man fleeing the scene and, naturally, she pursues him — straight into another world, where romance and revelations abound. The Falls is a fantasy/romance short story.
What if you could take a real life ride down a turbulent river through raging rapids and over the most famous waterfall in the world? And survive. Maybe. Would the thrill and the rush of adrenaline be worth the danger of such a risky adventure? The Ultimate Thrill Corporation is betting that you would be willing to take just such a risk. And they believe their high-tech passenger craft can endure the rigors of just such a journey. What no one can foresee is how mysterious events in the plunge basin-a void at the base of the Falls so deep that it has never been surveyed, will forever change the lives of all who dare to enter into it. Then there is the mystique of the Falls itself, with its deadly history and the haunting psychological shadow that it casts over its denizens and all who dare to challenge it. Let Ro Walsh, a self proclaimed river rat who knows just about all there is to know about the Falls and whose job it is to fish its victims out once they resurface-if they resurface, be your guide, as you discover the dark secrets that are hidden underneath the Niagara façade. In any event you'll never look at Niagara Falls in quite the same way again.
Desperate for money, Nina Reynolds, owner of Twelve Oaks Farm in North Carolina, rents out the bedroom in her barn to Marine Grant Wilson. Handsome, virile, and irresistible, he is always underfoot offering his assistance with the daily chores. Even though she desires the handsome Marine, she ignores those feelings he stirs in her. Escaping a volatile relationship, Nina has no intention of getting involved with Grant. Besides, she doesn't have the time or energy for another relationship. Because of the tragic death of her parents, she must save the almost bankrupt Twelve Oaks Farm. Failure isn't an option since she is also responsible for her two younger sisters. Grant has his own demons. Being injured in a battle in Iran, and also losing three of his comrades, he needs time to heal. Twelve Oaks sounds like the perfect place to revive his spirit and soul. At least that is what he wants Nina to believe. The real reason he chose Twelve Oaks Farm is more sinister. The secret he knows could destroy Nina and her sisters.
She could remember standing in a park near the falls, hypnotized by the sight and sound, and holding her father’s hand as they took a walk that would lead them closer. That’s what everyone wonders when they see Niagara . . . How close will their courage let them get to it? At the turn of the nineteenth century, a retired sixty-two-year-old charm school instructor named Annie Edson Taylor, seeking fame and fortune, decided to do something that no one in the world had ever done before—she would go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. Come meet the Queen of the Falls and witness with your own eyes her daring ride!
After serving in the Army, Candi Reynolds has returned home to her Grandmother's small town. She hopes for a quiet life but instead finds mystery, murder, and an oh-so-hot vampire who leaves her questioning her feelings. Searching for answers to his own mystery, Victor Harlow finds himself drawn into Candi's search for the murderer and finds himself attracted to the beautiful witch. With the help of Candi's best friend, and a werewolf detective they race against time to find the killers before they become the next victims. Can Candi harness all the powers she possess to save them and give their love a chance?