The Lion Is In

  • Filename: the-lion-is-in.
  • ISBN: 9781101580561
  • Release Date: 2012-03-29
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Delia Ephron
  • Publisher: Penguin

“‘There are no miracles,” says Rita …. ‘Miracles are simply misunderstandings. Or worse, cons.’” –The Lion Is In Tracee is a runaway bride and kleptomaniac. Lana’s an audacious beauty, a recovering alcoholic. Rita is a holy-roller minister’s wife, desperate to escape her marriage. One warm summer’s night, these three women go on the lam together. Their car breaks down on a rural highway in North Carolina and they’re forced to seek shelter in a seemingly abandoned nightclub. Which is where they meet Marcel. And soon everything changes. Marcel, you see, is a lion. Written with the deftness, humor, and sparkling wit that mark her books, plays, and movies, Delia Ephron’s The Lion Is In is an unforgettable story of friendship, courage, love—and learning to salsa with the king of the jungle. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beneath the Lion s Gaze A Novel

  • Filename: beneath-the-lion-s-gaze-a-novel.
  • ISBN: 9780393076776
  • Release Date: 2011-01-03
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Maaza Mengiste
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

"An important novel, rich in compassion for its anguished characters."—The New York Times Book Review This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his mother’s prayer room, pleading to his god for an end to the violence that has wracked his family and country. His father, Hailu, a prominent doctor, has been ordered to report to jail after helping a victim of state-sanctioned torture to die. And Dawit, Hailu’s youngest son, has joined an underground resistance movement—a choice that will lead to more upheaval and bloodshed across a ravaged Ethiopia. Beneath the Lion’s Gaze tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, Beneath The Lion’s Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut.

When the Lion Feeds

  • Filename: when-the-lion-feeds.
  • ISBN: 0330505769
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 534
  • Author: Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

The bestselling novel that launched Wilbur Smith's stellar career, this is the first in the riveting saga of the Courtney brothers It is the 1870s and twin brothers Sean and Garrick Courtney are born into the wilds of Natal. They could not be more different, and fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart. But as history unfolds, a continent is awakening. And on the horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love...

The Lion Seeker

  • Filename: the-lion-seeker.
  • ISBN: 9780547898414
  • Release Date: 2013-10-15
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Kenneth Bonert
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“A taut, visceral account of a young Jewish boy’s African life . . . offering at times page-turning thrills and at others a painful meditation on destiny and volition.” — NPR, All Things Considered A powerful family saga, The Lion Seeker is a thrilling ride through the life of Isaac Helger, from redheaded hooligan on the streets of Johannesburg to striving young man on the make. Growing up in the shadow of World War II, Isaac is caught between his mother’s urgent ambition to bring her sisters to safety out of the old world and his own desire for the freedoms of the new. But soon his mother’s carefully guarded secret takes them to the diamond mines, where mysteries are unveiled in the desert rocks and Isaac begins to learn the bittersweet reality of success bought at truly any cost. “[A] master storyteller . . . Bonert’s zest for description, his attention to social nuances, and his eagerness to tell a large story in a large way . . . [creates] a big, richly detailed novel.” — Tablet Magazine “Raw and ambitious.” — Moment “Astonishingly mature, admirably incautious . . . It’s visually and thematically sweeping, rich with diverse personalities, packed with tender waves and roiling crests of love, loss, hope, hatred.” — National Post (Canada) “Stunning.” — Jewish Daily Forward “Powerful and thoroughly engrossing . . . To read it is to be reminded how great a great novel can be.” — David Bezmozgis, author of The Free World

The Book of the Lion

  • Filename: the-book-of-the-lion.
  • ISBN: 9781101142561
  • Release Date: 2001-10-01
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Michael Cadnum
  • Publisher: Penguin

A National Book Award nominee! Returning to the same era of his "In a Dark Wood", Cadnum's majestic novel--part mystery, part history--chronicles the pageantry and brutality of the Crusades under King Richard. Edmund, a young apprentice, is awaiting punishment as a counterfeiter when a knight intervenes on his behalf--and compels Edmund to join Richard Lionheart's forces in the Holy Land. There, amidst the savagery of the twelfth-century Crusades, Edmund learns both courage and compassion, and discovers that cruelty is sometimes considered the will of Heaven. Set in medieval England and the war-torn shores of the Middle East, Cadnum's tale weaves together a rich tapestry of storms at sea, the brutality of hand-to-hand combat, and one of the classic horse and lance battles in recorded history--the Battle of Arsuf.

The Book of the Lion

  • Filename: the-book-of-the-lion.
  • ISBN: 9781497649934
  • Release Date: 2015-07-14
  • Number of pages: 68
  • Author: Thomas Perry
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

When Professor Dominic Hallkyn receives an anonymous phone call late one night from a voice claiming to possess a priceless Chaucerian manuscript presumed lost forever, he doesn’t know how to react. He soon finds himself scrambling to meet the caller’s demands amid uncompromising suspense that culminates in a devilish plot twist. Perry takes his readers on a mad dash through the winding streets of Boston in pursuit of the unique artifact that may be doomed to disappear from history . . . this time, for good.

The Lion s Game

  • Filename: the-lion-s-game.
  • ISBN: 9780446931380
  • Release Date: 2000-09-01
  • Number of pages: 688
  • Author: Nelson DeMille
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Detective John Corey, last seen in Plum Island, now faces his toughest assignment yet: the pursuit and capture of the world's most dangerous terrorist -- a young Arab known as "The Lion" who has baffled a federal task force and shows no sign of stopping in his quest for revenge against the American pilots who bombed Libya and killed his family. Filled with unrelenting suspense and surprising plot twists at every terrifying turn, THE LION'S GAME is a heartstopping race against time and one of Nelson DeMille's most riveting thrillers.

In the Skin of a Lion

  • Filename: in-the-skin-of-a-lion.
  • ISBN: 9780307776631
  • Release Date: 2011-04-06
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher: Vintage

Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.

Lair of the Lion

  • Filename: lair-of-the-lion.
  • ISBN: 9781405517560
  • Release Date: 2012-04-05
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Christine Feehan
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Rumour says the powerful Nicolai DeMarco can command the heavens, that the beasts below do his bidding . . . and that he is doomed to destroy the woman he takes as wife. It is whispered he's not wholly human - as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes. Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. She'll even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion - the menacing palace of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco. Then Isabella meets a man whose growl is velvet, purring heat, and whose eyes hold dark, all-consuming desire. And when the don commands her to become his bride, she goes willingly into his muscled arms, praying she'll save his tortured soul . . . and not sacrifice her life.

Honey from the Lion

  • Filename: honey-from-the-lion.
  • ISBN: 1940596084
  • Release Date: 2015-09
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Matthew Neill Null
  • Publisher: Lookout Books

In this lyrical and suspenseful debut novel, a turn-of-the-century logging company decimates ten thousand acres of virgin forest in the West Virginia Alleghenies and transforms a brotherhood of timber wolves into revolutionaries. After fleeing his childhood farm in the wake of scandal, Cur Greathouse arrives at the Cheat River Paper & Pulp Company's Blackpine camp, where an unlikely family of sawyers offers him new hope. But the work there is exacting and dangerous with men's worth measured in ledger columns. Whispers of a union strike pass from bunk to bunk. Against the rasp of the misery whip and the crash of felled hemlock and red spruce, Cur encounters a cast of characters who will challenge his loyalties: a minister grasping after his dwindling congregation, a Syrian peddler who longs to put down his pack and open a store, a slighted Slovenian wife turned activist, and a trio of reckless land barons. Cur must accept or betray the call to lead a rebellion and finally reconcile a forbidden love. Manuel Mu oz says of reading Matthew Neill Null's image-rich prose, "The real pleasure and certainly not the only one is in the sentences, as complex, deliberately assured, and lethal as Flannery O'Connor's." A startling elegy that establishes its author as a tremendous new literary voice, Honey from the Lion evokes the ecological devastation and human tragedy behind the Gilded Age, and sings both the land and ordinary lives in all their extraordinary resilience.

The Lion in the Lei Shop

  • Filename: the-lion-in-the-lei-shop.
  • ISBN: 1611098041
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 265
  • Author: Kaye Starbird
  • Publisher: Amazonencore

Marty Langsmith is only five years old when a strange thunder rolls across the Hawaiian sky and life as she knows it explodes into flames. With her mother, April, and hundreds of other women and children, Marty is evacuated from the ruins of Pearl Harbor and sent into a brave new world overshadowed by uncertainty and grief. Feeling abandoned by her deployed Army officer father in the wake of the attack, Marty is haunted by nightmares of the lion in the lei shop, a creature that's said to devour happy children. But as the years pass, mother and daughter slowly begin to embrace their new life and make peace with the pain of the past.

The Lion in Glory

  • Filename: the-lion-in-glory.
  • ISBN: 0821772872
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Shannon Drake
  • Publisher: Zebra Books

When Jamie Graham, a powerful warrior, takes her as his hostage, Christina, determined to save her brother from the new English king who has accused her family of treason, refuses to succumb to the passion that rages between them until her brother is safe, but an unexpected twist of fate threatens to destroy everyone she loves - including Jamie. Original.

The Lions of Little Rock

  • Filename: the-lions-of-little-rock.
  • ISBN: 9781101550441
  • Release Date: 2012-01-05
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Kristin Levine
  • Publisher: Penguin

"Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weighty—this authentic piece of work has got soul."—The New York Times Book Review As twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is everything Marlee wishes she could be: she's brave, brash and always knows the right thing to say. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn't matter. She just wants her friend back. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are even willing to take on segregation and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families. Winner of the New-York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lion Of Cairo

  • Filename: the-lion-of-cairo.
  • ISBN: 9781407082851
  • Release Date: 2010-07-22
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Scott Oden
  • Publisher: Random House

It is the middle of the 12th century . . . On the banks of the Nile, in a city alive with intrigue, Caliph Rashid al-Hasan rules as a figurehead over a crumbling empire. In the shadow of the Grey Mosque, generals vie for power and influence under the scheming eyes of a venal grand vizier. Warring factions use murder and terror to silence their opponents. Egypt bleeds - and the scent draws her enemies in: the swaggering Shirkuh, who serves the Sultan of Damascus, and Amalric, king of Jerusalem, whose greed is insatiable and whose Crusader knights are hungry for a fight. Yet all is not lost. In a distant land, there lives an old man who holds the power of life and death over the Moslem world. He has decided to help the Caliph and sends his greatest weapon. A single man. An Assassin. The one they call the Emir of the Knife...

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