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Idyllic Avril lsland, owned by the Bennett family, is where their hundred-year-old cottage sat nestled in acres of forest. Forty-year-old June Bennett believed that the island had been sold after the summer of her father's disappearance when she was only twelve years old. It's months after the shocking death of her older sister May in a fatal car accident, that June finds out that the cottage was never sold. Avril Island is still owned by the Bennett family and now it's hers. Still reeling from the grief of losing her sister, June travels back to Avril lsland in search of answers. As she digs, she learns that the townspeople believe her father may have, in fact, been murdered rather than abandoning his family in the dead of night, as she was led to believe by her mother. And that's when she begins to notice strange things happening on the island-missing family possessions showing up on her bed, doors open when she had locked them closed. It takes June no time at all to realize that her childhood summers at Avril Island were not at all what they had seemed to be.Show more
'Truly terrifying. The kind of story that sticks with you long after the final page is turned.' — Booklist The international bestselling author of Her and The Social Affair returns with another suspenseful thriller that very well could be set in the house next door. Jack Mooney, a career criminal, has been in prison for nearly a decade, quietly nursing his hatred for the jurors who put him there. One in particular gets him through the endless days--the alluring Amy Stone. When Mooney is granted early release, he makes Amy his first priority. To his delight, she's even more enticing than before, and better still, she has a lot more to lose than he'd imagined. As Mooney's campaign of terror mounts, the police seem powerless to protect the Stone family, who must rely on their wits to survive a psychopath hell-bent on revenge.Show more
A gorgeously illustrated and interactive full-color guide to more than 181 birds of North America, featuring recorded vocalizations of each, based on the bestselling board game, Wingspan. Praised for its gorgeous illustrations, accurate portrayal of bird habitats, and its gameplay, the bird-focused board game Wingspan has become an international sensation, available in a dozen languages and selling more than 200,000 copies its first year. Celebrating Birds is the ultimate companion to the game for fans, as well as a beautiful and in-depth field guide for avian and nature enthusiasts. In addition to large-size representations of each bird and the most up-to-date bird descriptions provided by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Celebrating Birds includes a step-by-step guide that can be used to take the game into the real world. Players can collect points based on the birds, nests, and various habitat and feeding clues they find outside. Artists and best friends Natalia Rojas and Ana Maria Martinez collaborated to create the beautiful depictions featured in the original Wingspan board game. Celebrating Birds features larger illustrations of the 170 North American birds from the game, plus eleven exciting new birds. With Celebrating Birds, players and amateur naturalists can discover details about many of the birds currently at risk for extinction. As the number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined precipitously, Celebrating Birds is a fun way to raise awareness, educate, encourage activism, and provide resources on some of the most important ecological issues facing us today. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. Text descriptions for bird species were provided with permission from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website, AllAboutBirds.org, Copyright © 2021 by Cornell University. Artists’ Foreword Copyright © 2021 by Natalia Rojas and Ana María Martínez Foreword Copyright © 2021 by Miyoko Chu Introduction Copyright © 2021 by Elizabeth Hargrave Afterword Copyright © 2021 by Jamey StegmaierShow more
You Can Get UnstuckWhen author and podcaster Polly Campbell got tired of her hoodie smelling like pizza and her days being clouded by midlife over-exhaustion, emotional burnout, and boredom, she decided to get off the couch and reclaim her core energy. But could this burned-out, chronically ill, middle-aged mother of a teen rediscover her vitality? Yes. And so can you. Small Steps, Big Energy. Self-help books for women often encourage you to throw out the life you're living and create a fresh start. You, Rechargedisn't about that. You don't have to quit your mundane job, cut out cocktails, or sign-off of social media to recharge. Instead, Polly Campbell's inspirational book is about adding things in―good habits, practices, fun, people, activities, self-care strategies―that ignite your essential energy, the sustainable source that fires you up from within and keeps you going during the good and bad. Meaning Ignites Power. When we align with the things that matter to us and allow the "why" to guide us, we are energized. Sure, there are challenges, setbacks, and plenty of things that piss us off, but they don't have to deplete us. They don't have to leave us mentally exhausted or take our power. Instead, our energy can be refocused and redirected into things that we value. You, Recharged will help you discover the small but meaningful ways you can feel happier, healthier, and more alive. In this personal development book, find: - Easy-to-apply, practical strategies to ease stress, boost energy, and improve health and well-being - Short chapters, delivered in a relatable, conversational tone, with plenty of humor - Hope and inspiration, so you know that you can also create a meaningful, satisfying life no matter how stuck, lost, bored, and physically exhausted you feel If you were inspired by motivational books and self-help books like Own Your Everyday, How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t, or The Self-Love Experiment, then you'll love You, Recharged.Show more
Twenty years ago off the Oregon coast, Myra Barkley's daughter disappeared from the rocky beach across from the family inn. Ever since, Myra has waited at the front desk for her child to come home. One rainy afternoon, the miracle happens-her missing daughter, now twenty-eight years old with a child of her own, walks in the door.Elizabeth Lark is on the run with her son. She's just killed her abusive husband and needs a place to hide. Against her better judgment, she heads to her hometown and stops at the Barkley Inn. When the innkeeper insists that Elizabeth is her long lost daughter, the opportunity for a new life and, more importantly, the safety of her child, is too much for Elizabeth to pass up. But she knows that she isn't the Barkleys' daughter, and the more deeply intertwined she becomes with the family, the harder it becomes to confess the truth. And as the news spreads that the Barkley girl has returned, Elizabeth suddenly comes into the limelight in a dangerous way, attracting the culprit behind that disappearance back to finish the job.Show more
When a young woman is found strangled to death and left on a park bench in Santa Rosa, California, Detective Eddie Mahler and his Violent Crime Investigations (VCI) Team are called to the scene. The crime immediately flashes Mahler back to two unsolved homicides?young women who were also strangled?that took place at this same location a couple of years earlier. His inability to find evidence against the man he knows was responsible for their deaths has haunted him since.Now suffering from chronic migraines that affect his vision, Mahler has secretly lost faith in the investigation process and must rely more than ever on his team. Its newest member, Eden Somers, is a former FBI analyst whose ability to completely immerse herself in the evidence of a case proves both a gift and a curse. While Eden dives deep into the cold-case evidence, the rest of the team chase leads to identify the latest victim and discover that her death might be the work of a different killer altogether. Now Mahler and his team are fighting to solve both these mysteries before anyone else is silenced.Show more
Making a fresh start in a new part of the country is challenging, but fate and good fortune lead young single mother Josie Waterhill and her six-year-old daughter to a cozy Midwestern town right on the river. There, Josie can raise Zoe away from the violence of the life she once knew and make a new home in the historic tea house where they've been invited to stay.The tea house seems too good to be true-that is, until Josie's elderly landlord Myra welcomes more guests: journalist Carter O'Brien and his giant rescue dog, Buttercup. Carter is charming, compassionate...and way too curious. His interest in Josie deepens, and he inadvertently stirs up trouble when he uncovers things that she would rather not have known. Ready or not, she has to let go of her painful past so she can create a glorious future.Show more
These men don't build bridges... They bury bodies. I fell for the enemy. A man whose actions resembled the devil so closely it was sickening. But I learned from my mistakes. At least I thought I had. Until I’m tempted back into his life with a case I can’t refuse. Cole Torian needs my help. And I’m unable to deny him. This time I voluntarily put my career on the line. Along with my safety. My heart. My sanity. I risk everything for him and his family of accomplished criminals. But succumbing to my tormentor comes with more than a personal price. Everyone will pay for my mistakes with Cole. And not all will live to tell the tale.Show more
When Mia Allenton's sister calls asking her for help after finding out her husband cheated, Mia packs up her life in Montana and moves to Tennessee to be there for her and her three girls. As Mia begins to settle in, a tornado comes through, bringing along with it Talon Mayson, a man determined to prove to her that good men do exist.Talon knows he's got his work cut out for him when it comes to earning Mia's trust, but slowly her walls start to crumble and they begin to build something beautiful. Unfortunately, someone from Talon's past isn't happy about him being back in Tennessee, and they're willing to do anything to prevent him from ever being happy.Show more
Rescued from torpor and poverty by the need to help a good friend deal with the murder of her beloved granddaughter, our downsized-social-worker protagonist and her cat, Bunnywit, are jolted into a harsh, street-wise world of sex, lies, and betrayal, to which they respond with irony, wit, intelligence (except for the cat), and tenacity. With judicious use of the Oxford comma, pop culture trivia, common mystery tropes, and a keen eye for deceit, our protagonist swaggers through the mean streets of — yes, a Canadian city! — and discovers that what seems at first to be just a grotty little street killing is actually the surface of a grandiose and glittering set of criminal schemes.Show more
During the week between Christmas and New Year's, the year-round population of Key West, Florida, faces a tsunami of tourists and snowbirds. It doesn't help that outrageously wealthy key-lime-pie aficionado David Sloan has persuaded the city to host his pie-baking contest. Every pie purveyor on the island is out to win the coveted Key Lime Key to the City, and Key Zest food-critic Hayley Snow is on the scene to report it.Meanwhile, Hayley's home life is turning more tart than sweet. Hayley's new hubby, police-detective Nathan Bransford, announces that her intimidating mother-in-law is bearing down on the island for a surprise visit. Hayley offers to escort Nathan's crusty mom on the iconic Conch Train Tour of the island's holiday lights, but it becomes a recipe for disaster when they find a corpse among the glittering palm trees and fantastic flamingos. The victim-Au Citron Vert's controversial new pastry chef-was a frontrunner in Sloan's contest.It's bad enough that Hayley's too-curious mother-in-law is cooking up trouble. Now, the murderer is out to take a slice out of Hayley. Can she handle the heat of a killer's kitchen?Show more
Millie is just a girl. But she's the only one strong enough to break the family cycle. In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a "nothing mama," she struggles to find a place where she really belongs. For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family's longstanding cycle of madness and abuse. Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free? Saturated in Southern ambiance and written in the vein of other Southern literary bestsellers like The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, Julie Cantrell has created Into the Free-now a New York Times bestseller-a story that will sweep you away long after the novel ends.Show more
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