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 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 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 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.

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 36 Hour Day

  • Filename: the-36-hour-day.
  • ISBN: 9781421403069
  • Release Date: 2011-10-07
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Nancy L. Mace
  • Publisher: JHU Press

Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.

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.

The Horologicon

  • Filename: the-horologicon.
  • ISBN: 9781101605769
  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Mark Forsyth
  • Publisher: Penguin

Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized. Find yourself pretending to work? That’s fudgelling. And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just don’t get too vinomadefied; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated. The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller, The Etymologicon, comes 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 Lost Wife

  • Filename: the-lost-wife.
  • ISBN: 9781444730210
  • Release Date: 2011-09-13
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Alyson Richman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

There on her forearm, next to a small brown birthmark, were six tattooed numbers. 'Do you remember me now?' he asked, trembling. She looked at him again, as if giving weight and bone to a ghost. 'Lenka, it's me,' he said. 'Josef. Your husband.' During the last moments of calm in prewar Prague, Lenka, a young art student, falls in love with Josef. They marry - but soon, like so many others, they are torn apart by the currents of war. In America Josef becomes a successful obstetrician and raises a family, though he never forgets the wife he thinks died in the camps. But in the Nazi ghetto of Terez??n - and later in Auschwitz - Lenka has survived, relying on her skills as an artist and the memories of a husband she believes she will never see again. Now, decades later, an unexpected encounter in New York brings Lenka and Josef back together. From the comfort of life in Prague before the occupation to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the endurance of first love, the resilience of the human spirit and our capacity to remember.

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.

Cometh the Hour

  • Filename: cometh-the-hour.
  • ISBN: 9781447252238
  • Release Date: 2016-02-25
  • Number of pages: 419
  • Author: Jeffrey Archer
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which went to number one on the Sunday Times bestseller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.

The Book of Lost and Found

  • Filename: the-book-of-lost-and-found.
  • ISBN: 9780007575343
  • Release Date: 2015-01-15
  • Number of pages: 468
  • Author: Lucy Foley
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

Sweeping and heartrending – the perfect summer read for fans of Victoria Hislop and Kate Morton.

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