“Take the boy. Don’t ask permission. There will always be time to do the responsible thing. Before that, live.”
The Carnival at Bray is an electrifying story of loss and triumph, family and adventure, and of the earth-shattering power of music and love from newcomer Jessie Ann Foley.
It’s 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Lynch is uprooted from big-city Chicago to a windswept town on the Irish Sea. Surviving on care packages of Spin magazine and Twizzlers from her rocker uncle Kevin,
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In a voice that shifts from anguished to sarcastic,
heartbroken to hopeful, sixteen-year-old Emily
Shepard recounts her solitary odyssey after the
meltdown of a nuclear power plant near her home
in northern Vermont. Both her parents worked at
the plant: her father as chief engineer, her mother
as head of public relations. Her father had a reputation as a heavy drinker,
Can the best thing happen at the worst time?
For seventeen-year-old Lucille Bennett, life
currently feels like the worst joke ever. With her
parents MIA, Lucille has a nine-year-old sister
to care for, stacks of bills to pay, and inquisitive
neighbors and teachers to avoid. This isn’t the right
time to fall in love.
But love—messy, complicated love—is what Lucille
finds with Digby Jones, her best friend’s brother. He offers Lucille a series
of perfect moments during a string of seemingly impossible days.
Marena struggles to remember what life was like before the Zero Tolerance Party installed listening devices in every home. Before they murdered her mother and put her father under house arrest. A time when difference was celebrated.
When the new Minister of Education cracks down in her school, eliminating personal expression and independent thought, Marena decides she has to fight back. Fueled by her memories and animated by her mother’s spirit, Marena forms a resistance group—the White Rose. With little more than words, Marena defies the state officers lurking around every corner, and embarks on a campaign of life-affirming civil disobedience.
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August, 1943: Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans
is haunted by his affair with his uncle’s young
wife two years earlier. His life, in a brutal Japanese POW camp on the
Thai-Burma Death Railway,
‘Til the Well Runs Dry opens in a seaside village in the north of Trinidad where young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed 16-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. When she meets Farouk, an ambitious young policeman, the risks and rewards in Marcia’s life amplify forever. On an island rich with laughter, Calypso, Carnival,cricket, beaches and salty air, sweet fruits and spicy stews, the novel follows Marcia and Farouk from their amusing and passionate courtship through personal and historical events that threaten Marcia’s secret, entangle the couple and their children in a scandal,