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This junior novelization retells the exciting story of Disney and Pixar's Luca-in theaters June 18th, 2021! Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar's original feature film Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water's surface. Luca opens in theaters June 18, 2021. The film is retold in this Junior Novelization that's perfect for girls and boys ages 8 to 12.Show more
The year is 1806, and a new French Empire is rising from the shadow of the Reign of Terror. The citizens who shouted "Death to Kings" now chant "Vive l'Empereur!" for Napoleon, who is seeking to consolidate his power. While the peace and prosperity he promised is decadently enjoyed in Paris, fear spreads across Europe, and a new coalition has united against him. In Poland, Andre Valiere's efforts to serve out his conscription and return home to his family are complicated when he finds himself lured into a plot to seize a hidden fortune. Containing enough riches to bestow glory and wealth upon whoever delivers it to Napoleon, this elusive cache soon draws other, more powerful forces, wishing to claim it. In Normandy, Sophie Valiere strives to manage the family estate in Andre's absence, but her efforts are imperiled by an influx of refugees and their growing friction with the local farmers. Amidst the infighting that threatens to unleash chaos on the entire province, she is visited by an intriguing Count returning from exile. It isn't long before this mysterious nobleman has his sights on a new prize. In Paris, retired republican lawyer and former revolutionary, Jean-luc St. Clair, finds himself returning to politics. As his fortunes grow so does his list of enemies, and the opulent streets prove just as dangerous as Napoleon's battlefields. Inspired by the mysterious origins of the famed Rothschild's fortune, the bloody battles of the Napoleonic wars, the notorious gangs of nineteenth century Naples, and the real-life mistress who charmed Napoleon into granting Poland a nation-state, Searchers in Winter sets a cast of unforgettable characters-against epic historical events-into thrilling motion from the opening pages.Show more
The tale of Pinocchio is one of the most ingenious growing-up stories ever told. Pinocchio's desire to be a boy is almost thwarted by his desire for mischief. Were it not for the good-natured Geppetto, the Blue Fairy, that 'miserable croaker' the cricket, and many others Pinocchio would be a story of dreams that don't materialize. However, Pinocchio's story is a happy one. Children and adults will find in Carlo Collodi's timeless classic plenty to admire, to learn, but mostly to delight in.Show more
Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man, from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci. A lucky roll of the dice California, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises – because Archer isn’t the only one with a secretive past. A risk worth taking Arriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims. All bets are off As the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she’s a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight?Show more
Bridge and Nicole take on a cold case, which quickly spirals into something more than they bargained for. A PI previously hired to look into the case mysteriously disappears. As Bridge and Nicole investigate, the clues lead them to the government agency they used to work for. The job takes them on several twists and turns, with Bridge and Nicole running into rogue agents, ex-spies, and a trip to Greece, where they will finally learn the truth about what is really going on.Show more
Faldistoire's grandfather thinks he's a ghost. Sylvie's mother reads tarot and summons stormclouds to mete her witch's justice. Behind his Dad of the Year demeanour, Sébastien's father hides dark designs. It's Croustine's grandfather who makes the boy a pair of slippers from the dead family dog, but it's his father, the cannily-named Kevin Lambert, who always seems to be nearby when tragedy strikes, and in the cemetery, under the baleful eyes of toads, small graves are dug one after the other: Chicoutimi, Quebec, is a dangerous place for children. But these young victims of rape, arbitrary violence, and senseless murder keep coming back from the dead. They return to school, explore their sexualities, keep tabs on grown-up sins-and plot their apocalyptic retribution. Surreal and darkly comic, this debut novel by Kevin Lambert, one of the most celebrated and controversial writers to come out of Quebec in recent memory, takes the adult world to task-and then takes revenge.Show more
In these marvelous pages, the award-winning poet turns a searching gaze toward the shared habitat and intertwined fates of man and animal. He looks back and forward in time, down at the soil, up at the stars, and deeply into his personal relationships. Brooks Haxton has been writing for years about the connections between human beings and the creatures we find fascinating. Mister Toebones, his new collection, draws its title from a nickname Haxton gives to a daddy longlegs he sees at his father's grave. In another poem, the poet and his mother, in search of a swimming hole, find a copperhead rearing to strike, about to birth its live young. Elsewhere, waist-deep in the Mississippi River, under the Atlantic Ocean, on the cracked ice of a frozen pond, even in outer space, the poet explores regions and forces that seem past endurance. Taking stock of threats against human survival, our own recklessness chief among them, these poems seek among visionaries and despots, scientific prodigies, murderers, and lovers what vitality may come from an alertness to all living things.Show more
Martin Eden is living in California at the beginning of the 1900s where he struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite. His principal motivation is his love for Ruth Morse, a member of a bourgeois family. But as Eden is a rough, uneducated sailor from a working-class background, a marriage between them would be impossible, unless he reached their level of wealth and status. Eden promises Ruth that success will come. Although an impoverished seaman, he obsessively and aggressively pursues dreams of education and literary fame. But Ruth loses her patience and rejects him in a letter. By the time Eden gains success with publishers and the bourgeoisie who had shunned him, he has developed a grudge against them and become jaded by toil and unrequited love. His success fails to satisfy him, and he comes to believe that people did not value him for himself or for his work but only for his fame. Martin Eden is considered a semiautobiographical novel in which Jack London expressed his critique of individualism.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. The highly-anticipated sequel to Sunday Times bestseller The Black Book Detective Billy Harney exposes an evil lurking deep within his city - but it also brings his past demons to light... To Billy Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD's elite strike force, getting shot in the head, stalked by a state's attorney, and accused of murder by his fellow cops is all part of breaking a case. So, when a drive-by shooting on the Chicago's West Side turns political, he doesn't shy away from leading the investigation. As the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones, Harney's quest to expose the evil that's rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return: his own troubled past. Readers think The Red Book is one of James Patterson's best ever thrillers: 'The book was full of twists and turns, exciting to read, and just highly enjoyable.' 'One of the best books by James Patterson that I have read, and I've read them all' 'Devoured this one. It was great. I actually gasped out loud in a few places' 'It kept me on the edge of my seat. I didn't actually want this one to end.' 'A great thriller with lots of twists and turns. I couldn't put it down!' 'This is a very well written thriller, with a clever plot and multiple characters. Guarantee you won't want to put this down once you start reading' 'The perfect police detective novel' 'Another read by James Patterson which had me gripped and desperate to know what happens next! Brilliant' 'The Red Book is everything you expect from a James Patterson book: fast paced, gripping, twists and turns at every corner.' 'A definite page turner which I guarantee you won't want to put down, another gem from Patterson' 'I genuinely don't understand how one author with so many books under his 'pen' can still manage to deliver such high quality and inventiveness!' 'A page turner with a twisty plot and great characters' 'I was hooked - can't give it anything but five stars. I'm just disappointed it's now finished.' 'The storyline was fabulous and I loved the characters. So many twists and turns' 'Fans will love it and if you're not yet a fan then you will be after reading.' 'Absolutely love a James Patterson book & this one certainly didn't disappoint. Highly addictive read I'd recommend to anyone.' 'Love all the twists and turns' 'Brilliantly intense.' 'To say this book is intense is an understatement. It is one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a long time.' 'What a read!' 'Unputdownable.' 'Fantastic read. I have been completely unable to put this one down.' © James Patterson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. An enthralling novel of early 20th century America from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins It is 1909 in Spokane, Washington. The Dolan brothers live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked job agencies. While sixteen-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home, his dashing older brother Gig dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. When Rye finds himself drawn to suffragette Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, her passion sweeps him into the world of protest and dirty business. But a storm is coming, threatening to overwhelm them all . . . The Cold Millions is an intimate story of brotherhood, love, sacrifice and betrayal set against the panoramic backdrop of an early 20th century America. Jess Walter offers a stunning, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation grappling with the chasm between rich and poor, dreams and reality, in a sensational tale that resonates powerfully with our own time. PRAISE FOR JESS WALTER 'A ridiculously talented writer' The New York Times 'An ambitious, large-hearted, exhilarating novel that leaves you wanting more . . . Very, very funny' The Times, on Beautiful Ruins 'Magic . . . A monument to crazy love with a deeply romantic heart' New York Times, on Beautiful Ruins © Jess Walter 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
What should Christians think about Donald Trump? His policies, his style, his personal life? Thirty evangelical Christians wrestle with these tough questions. They are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. They don't all agree, but they seek to let Christ be the lord of their political views. They seek to apply biblical standards to difficult debates about our current political situation. Vast numbers of white evangelicals enthusiastically support Donald Trump. Do biblical standards on truth, justice, life, freedom, and personal integrity warrant or challenge that support? How does that support of President Trump affect the image of Christianity in the larger culture? Around the world? Many younger evangelicals today are rejecting evangelical Christianity, even Christianity itself. To what extent is that because of widespread evangelical support for Donald Trump? Don't listen to this audiobook to find support for your views. Listen to it to be challenged - with facts, reason, and biblical principles; with contributions from: Michael W. Austin, Randall Balmer, Vicki Courtney, Daniel Deitrich, Samuel Escobar, John Fea, Irene Fowler, Mark Galli, J. Colin Harris, Stephen R. Haynes, Matt Henderson, Christopher A. Hutchinson, Bandy X. Lee, David S. Lim, David C. Ludden, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Steven Meyer, Napp Nazworth, D. Zac Niringiye, Christopher Pieper, Reid Ribble, Ronald J. Side,r Edward G. Simmons, James R. Skillen, James W. Skillen, Julia K. Stronks, Chris Thurman Miroslav, Volf Peter Wehner, and George Yancey.Show more
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