Author: Matt Birkbeck
Describes the life and death of twenty-year-old Tonya Hughes, killed by a hit-and-run driver in 1990, and the discovery that she had been living with a federal fugitive who had kidnapped her as a toddler, and who allegedly killed her. Reprint.
Author: Torey L. Hayden
The author of One Child follows the story of special-needs child Venus, a seven-year-old girl who refused to speak, describing her teacher's efforts to connect with and help her. Reprint.
Author: Emma Tennant
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
From the acclaimed author of Pemberley and Thornfield Hall comes a tale inspired by Henry JamesThe Beautiful Child is the last known unfinished story by the great American writer, ending on a Jamesian note of terror and amplified throughout by Tennant's trademark feminist-dreamlike style. A chilling account of cruelty and neglect, it suggests a terrifying real scandal behind James's inability to complete his story of a couple who beseech a fashionable artist to paint the child they never had—none other than the dipsomaniac Mr. and Mrs. Smith, longstanding servants of James until the novel was abandoned.
Author: Charles Bock
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
The disappearance of twelve-year-old Newell Ewing and the resulting mystery bring together the lives of a group of seemingly unrelated strangers in Las Vegas--including his parents, an illustrator, a stripper, a teenage anarchist, and a group of street runaways. A first novel. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
From bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and award-winning artist Gracia Lam, a "delightful" read-aloud book about a child's day, told solely through words beginning with the first three letters of the alphabet. (The New York Times) New York Times best-selling picture-book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal teams with award-winning artist Gracia Lam to tell the sweet, simple story of a young child's typical day—from morning to bedtime. Like the title, each scene is described in three-word "ABC" phrases, such as "All Begins Cheerily" and "Always Be Curious." Secret "ABC" scenes hidden throughout the artwork—as a secondary "seek and find" game of sorts—encourage multiple readings and reward close-looking. An ideal read-aloud book to read just after waking or just before bed.
Author: Bryan Mellonie
A pet . . . a friend . . . or a relative dies, and it must be explained to a child. This sensitive book is a useful tool in explaining to children that death is a part of life and that, eventually, all living things reach the end of their own special lifetimes.
Author: Matt Birkbeck
When Kathie Durst vanished in 1982, her friends implicated her husband, Robert Durst, son of a New York real estate magnate. To no avail. Then nearly twenty years later, Durst, an heir to a two-billion-dollar empire, was being sought in connection with two murders. Written by the first journalist to access Durst's NYPD files, and based on in depth interviews, A Deadly Secret is a headline-making true crime book that recounts a story far from over.
Author: Barney Saltzberg
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Demonstrates the many ways that torn, crinkled, and smudged bits of paper can be transformed into various shapes and images.
Author: Gyo Fujikawa
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Contains a collection of poems directed towards children which include, Summer sun, The swan, Three little trees, and more.
Author: Annalisa Crawford
Publisher: Dark Alley Press
“The Boathouse collects misfits. Strange solitary creatures that yearn for contact with the outside world, but not too much. They sit, glass in hand, either staring at the table in front of them, or at some distant point on the horizon.” … so says the narrator of Our Beautiful Child. And he’s been around long enough to know. People end up in this town almost by accident. Ella is running away from her nightmares, Sally is running away from the memories of previous boyfriends and Rona is running away from university. Each of them seek sanctuary in the 18th century pub, The Boathouse; but in fact, that’s where their troubles begin. Ella finds love, a moment too late; Rona discovers a beautiful ability which needs refining before she gets hurt; and Sally meets the captivating Murray, who threatens to ruin everything. Three women. Three stories. One pub.
Author: Barbara Cooney
Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.
Author: Michael Kenyon
Publisher: Thistledown PressLtd
A man wakes up in a hospital with one word in his head: Sapporo. He dimly recalls this as the place where he was raised, and it becomes his name and identity. Like an immigrant without language or memory he relies on his young son as guide and interpreter, but soon drifts away into what some might see as madness. In Sapporo's floating world, he is also Prospero, summoning the ancestors and channeling the lost dreams that gave way to the modern industrial era. His son, meanwhile, has escaped to the city's underworld. His laconic account of the anarchic, callous, tender tribe of street kids is beyond the scope of any realist fiction, yet compelling as a documentary and fiercely poetic. Parallel to these worlds, and destined to reconnect them, is a young woman's journey through what is indeed the Third World - as surreal in its poverty and shifting realities as anything in Sapporo's visions or his son's predations. The Beautiful Children is a triumph of language and structure; it is also a haunting, and haunted, elegy upon innocence.