The Lost Hours

  • Filename: the-lost-hours.
  • ISBN: 1101028823
  • Release Date: 2009-04-07
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Karen White
  • Publisher: Penguin



Read Karen White's posts on the Penguin Blog. The award-winning author of The Memory of Water delivers a gripping tale of family, fate, and forgiveness. When Piper Mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained untouched. Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper’s dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather’s death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn’t exist—or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace—and a newspaper article from 1939 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace’s charms tell the story of three friends during the 1930s— each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook. Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong.

The Interrupted Journey

  • Filename: the-interrupted-journey.
  • ISBN: 9781483501734
  • Release Date: 2013-06-17
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: John G. Fuller
  • Publisher: BookBaby



Driving home from Canada on the night of September 19,1961, Betty and Barney Hill of Portsmouth, New Hampshire "sighted" a flying saucer. The experience left them shaken. When they arrived in Portsmouth, Barney found inexplicable scuff marks on the tips of his shoes; Betty noted rows of mysterious shiny circles on the trunk of their car. What was worse, they realized that they could not account for almost two hours of their time on the road. After many months of psychic distress dating from this night, the Hills sought medical assistance from a distinguished Boston psychiatrist and neurologist. Under psychotherapy, including time-regression hypnosis, the Hills gave almost identical accounts of what had happened during the lost two hours of their journey - a period of time their conscious mind had repressed. They told of an encounter with intelligent humanoid beings who took them aboard an alien space craft, questioned them, and submitted them to physical examination. After seven months of treatment, the psychiatrist decided that neither of his patients was psychotic, and that both consciously and under hypnosis, hey told what they believed to be the absolute truth. Here is the complete account, from beginning to end, of the story of Betty and Barney Hill. It included the actual transcriptions of the tapes made of their testimony under hypnosis, as well as the sketches they drew, both in and out of trance, of the spacecraft and humanoid creatures. Neither Betty nor Barney Hill stated that the experience could not be challenged; on the other hand, the doctor did not offer an incontrovertible assessment to discredit the Hills' testimony. Whether INTERRUPTED JOURNEY is fact or fantasy or something in between, it is unquestionably one of the most fascinating books of the century

The Lost Girls

  • Filename: the-lost-girls.
  • ISBN: 1481429027
  • Release Date: 2015-04-28
  • Number of pages: 800
  • Author: Peter Lerangis
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse



The beautiful and privileged girls of Manhattan’s Upper East Side are being hunted one by one in this thrilling trilogy. They were beautiful girls. Popular. Rich…Lost. The first girl to go missing was found dead years ago. But they caught the killer—the killer from Talcott Prep. The same school Kristen and her friends attend when they’re not busy partying at the local hot spot. There, the past is forgotten. But after Kristin’s best friend, Sam, leaves with a mysterious stranger, she’s found days later…dead. A copycat killing of the murder from years before, Sam’s death is only the beginning when a number of girls begin to go missing. And as the death toll rises, Kristen wonders if the killer will ever be caught. Or will she be next? The three works in this edition were previously published with the author pseudonym Morgan Burke.

The Lost Hours D Day 6 June 1944

  • Filename: the-lost-hours-d-day-6-june-1944.
  • ISBN: 1478229721
  • Release Date: 2013-10-06
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Author: Irvine Jack Eidelman
  • Publisher: CreateSpace



In 2005, Richard Underberg a psychiatrist, forced into a medical sabbatical meets a dream tormented world war 2 veteran who can't remember critical events of an audacious glider assault that he was part of in the early hours of DDay 6th June 1944. Intrigued by the narrative of the soldier and compelled by inner emotional forces that he does not fully understand, a determined Underberg travels to Normandy to unravel the lost hours of the war veteran. In a riveting step by step exploration of the glider landing sites in Normandy, Underberg uncovers the missing information from unexpected sources that enable him to resolve the fragmented memory of the war veteran. A chance meeting with the beautiful Director of Art of the Musee d'Orsay, Claudine d'Este, blossoms from infatuation to deep love as she assists him in solving the enigma of the soldiers lost hours. At the same time Underberg becomes aware that the deeply resonating and complex emotions he is experiencing are rooted in his and Claudine's mutual heritages and traumas. It is only on the last page that all the fragments of bravery, the success of Allied intelligence and planning, Nazi ruthlessness and mutual traumas are coalesced into a jolting yet satisfying ending for the reader. "Unlike many other World War novels, the book is not dripping with tears and misery - neither is it a lightweight in tone.."....... Krystyna Smith. "Friend, colleague, professional photographer and start up novelist, Irvine Eidelman has produced a novel replete with Holocaust terror, Allied victory, empathy, romance and touches of humour." .......Dr Cecil Schneider.

The Lost Years

  • Filename: the-lost-years.
  • ISBN: 9781451668933
  • Release Date: 2012-04-03
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



In The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark, America’s Queen of Suspense, has written her most astonishing novel to date. At its center is a discovery that, if authenticated, may be the most revered document in human history—“the holiest of the holy”—and certainly the most coveted and valuable object in the world. Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments—a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from the Vatican Library in the 1500s, the letter was assumed to be lost forever. Now, under the promise of secrecy, Jonathan is able to confirm his findings with several other experts. But he also confides in a family friend his suspicion that someone he once trusted wants to sell the parchment and cash in. Within days Jonathan is found shot to death in his study. At the same time, his wife, Kathleen, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, is found hiding in the study closet, incoherent and clutching the murder weapon. Even in her dementia, Kathleen has known that her husband was carrying on a long-term affair. Did Kathleen kill her husband in a jealous rage, as the police contend? Or is his death tied to the larger question: Who has possession of the priceless parchment that has now gone missing? It is up to their daughter, twenty-eight-year-old Mariah, to clear her mother of murder charges and unravel the real mystery behind her father’s death. Mary Higgins Clark’s The Lost Years is at once a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious and archaeological treasure of all time.

The Book of Lost Things

  • Filename: the-book-of-lost-things.
  • ISBN: 9780743298858
  • Release Date: 2006-11-07
  • Number of pages: 339
  • Author: John Connolly
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.

The Horologicon

  • Filename: the-horologicon.
  • ISBN: 1848314302
  • Release Date: 2012-11-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Mark Forsyth
  • Publisher: Icon Books



The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized. Pretending to work? That’s fudgelling, which may lead to rizzling if you feel sleepy after lunch, though by dinner time you will have become a sparkling deipnosophist. From Mark Forsyth, author of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this is a book of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.

The Firelight Fairy Book

  • Filename: the-firelight-fairy-book.
  • ISBN: 9781465528360
  • Release Date: 1919
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: Henry Beston
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria



A collection of thirteen original tales.

The Hours Count

  • Filename: the-hours-count.
  • ISBN: 9781594633188
  • Release Date: 2015-10-20
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Jillian Cantor
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books



A tale based on the story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, the only Americans put to death for espionage during the Cold War, traces the experiences of their friend and neighbor, who takes in the couple's young sons when they are arrested by the FBI in 1950.

A Gnostic Book of Hours

  • Filename: a-gnostic-book-of-hours.
  • ISBN: 0892540672
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Author: June Singer
  • Publisher: Ibis Press



Within the Nag Hammadi Library, thought to have been written during the first two centuries c.e., are ancient texts written by a group who called themselves the Gnostics. June Singer has recast the wisdom found in these texts into a book of hours, the traditional framework for an ongoing meditative practice. Its purpose is to enable readers to maintain an awareness of the presence of the divine mystery within the everyday world.A Gnostic Book of Hours is divided into eight offices or prayers for different parts of the day: matins (midnight), lauds (daybreak), prime (beginning of the workday), terce, sext, none (the little hours during the work day), vespers (sundown) and compline (retiring to sleep). For each office, Singer has selected a text for each day of the week. She annotates and interprets the ancient text and makes it relevant to today's readers. There are many paths to the holy, writes Singer, and each of us must find our own. Each path leads through differing labyrinthine ways. Yet all come to the same center, the kingdom within. There the nameless One who is called by many names awaits us. "A complete program for daily meditation. "A perfect tool for serious spiritual seekers. "Brings ancient mystical texts into context for contemporary readers.

The Finest Hours

  • Filename: the-finest-hours.
  • ISBN: 1416567305
  • Release Date: 2009-05-19
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Michael J. Tougias
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



The true story of an incredible disaster and heroic rescue at sea told by two masterful storytellers. In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Built with "dirty steel," and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic's mercy. The Finest Hours is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships. Coast Guard cutters raced to the aid of those on the Fort Mercer, and when it became apparent that the halves of the Pendleton were in danger of capsizing, the Guard sent out two thirty-six-foot lifeboats as well. These wooden boats, manned by only four seamen, were dwarfed by the enormous seventy-foot seas. As the tiny rescue vessels set out from the coast of Cape Cod, the men aboard were all fully aware that they were embarking on what could easily become a suicide mission. The spellbinding tale is overflowing with breathtaking scenes that sear themselves into the mind's eye, as boats capsize, bows and sterns crash into one another, and men hurl themselves into the raging sea in their terrifying battle for survival. Not all of the eighty-four men caught at sea in the midst of that brutal storm survived, but considering the odds, it's a miracle—and a testament to their bravery—that any came home to tell their tales at all. Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman have seamlessly woven together their extensive research and firsthand interviews to create an unforgettable tale of heroism, triumph, and tragedy, one that truly tells of the Coast Guard's finest hours.

The Velvet Hours

  • Filename: the-velvet-hours.
  • ISBN: 9781101615805
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Alyson Richman
  • Publisher: Penguin



From the international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Garden of Letters, comes a story—inspired by true events—of two women pursuing freedom and independence in Paris during WWII. As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return. An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. With Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, using her prized possessions to reveal her innermost secrets. Most striking of all are a beautiful string of pearls and a magnificent portrait of Marthe painted by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. As Marthe’s tale unfolds, like velvet itself, stitched with its own shadow and light, it helps to guide Solange on her own path. Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother’s legacy behind to save all that she loved. From the Trade Paperback edition.

13 Hours

  • Filename: 13-hours.
  • ISBN: 9781455582297
  • Release Date: 2014-09-09
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: MItchell Zuckoff
  • Publisher: Twelve



NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack. 13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. 13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book--but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men--and what they accomplished--is unforgettable.

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