The dying wish of Rose’s father is that she and her brother survive the plague rampaging through London in 1665. Armed with the last creation their father made in his apothecary, Rose and Lem hope to protect themselves against the sickness, but as word about the special oil blend spreads, they must also protect themselves against thieves.
Channel Surfing in the Sea of Happiness is an iconoclastic romp through the end of the twentieth century. In this revised edition with three new stories, misfit characters find themselves adrift in an increasingly absurdist world, a world they must reinvent for themselves in order to find hope.
Raised by her hard-boiled PI father, Dame Polara finds herself wrapped up in a case too intriguing to ignore and which requires her to rely on the skills she learned as a child from her father.
John Haney, one of the creators of the beloved board game Trivial Pursuit, walks us through his life — his hockey career, his time in Europe, his theatre career, and much more — and how it all led him to acquire the plethora of knowledge that later became the fodder for quality cutthroat game nights around the world.
Star trumpet player Jaxson gets a duet partner, Liv, who has more in common with Jax than his best friend, his girlfriend, or even his mom. Both the only child of single mothers, Jaxson and Liv soon learn they share something that makes them rethink the meaning of “family."
Eighty-four-year-old Violet’s unexpected return to the scene of a murder she was inadvertently involved with seventy years earlier brings up long-buried memories, a much-missed girlhood friend, and of her own sexual awakening. But the past brings hurtful truths, leaving Violet to think that perhaps some mysteries are better left unsolved …
Fifteen writers in exile were asked for pieces of writing about their experiences in the home countries that they were forced to escape. These brutal and heart-rending stories show the strength and resilience of human beings from all over the world who continue to seek truth, justice, and freedom of expression.
Kate just wanted to meet her infamous, estranged grandfather, she didn’t expect to encounter skulls hidden on his property. And she didn’t expect Zach, the exasperating boy next door, to be the only person who can help her solve a thirty-five-year-old cold case.
You are constantly communicating wherever you go, and that’s what this book will help you do – communicate effectively and with confidence by giving you essential tips and tricks. Communicating just might turn out to be your superpower!
When a class play and her legal studies homework help her connect the dots, Sophie St. John makes some startling revelations about her life: she was born with a serious disease, might be very rich, and has a reduced life expectancy. Amid fear and grief, she learns how love and meaning make any life incredibly precious.
Jewellery is missing from the store where Mom works and she’s the chief suspect. With Shamus’s help, the kids set out to catch the real thief, with surprising and hilarious results, including a false closet wall, a lucky bowling ball, and a vicious poodle named Hepzibah.
Raised in a loving but lacking household by their Holocaust survivor-grandparents and their godfather, the lives of twins Petal and Rose change drastically after a summer trip to Israel. Twenty years later, Petal is called back to Toronto from New York to help Rose during a crisis and is forced to confront her prejudices about her sister’s life.
Stephen Millburn is barely holding it together. Balancing his parenting duties with a new job as an early-morning radio host is much harder than he anticipated. He needs his job to support his growing family and pay down his crippling mortgage, but if he doesn’t find a way to cope soon, he’ll lose it all.
Lucy Revelstoke, unconventional heiress and daughter of a Canadian mobster twice removed, is crossing the Atlantic on a state-of-the-art ocean liner in 1928. On the first night, Lucy discovers a murdered man in her stateroom. To keep the authorities from looking too deeply into her past, she must find the killer before they reach port.
Charlotte is struggling to remember who she was before her accident and Ajay is trying to piece together what happened to a missing friend. Brought together by the whispering mists of Levay Island, Charlotte and Ajay must both face their trauma before the mist lays claim to them both.
In fractured vignettes, Brooke Palinder describes the week she spends wondering if she’s pregnant after realizing her period is late. Her boyfriend is unable to offer support and Brooke can’t even tell her best friend. Feeling isolated, she reexamines her life and readies herself to take a pregnancy test.
Suspicious of her neighbor Beatrice’s untimely death, Ruth Mornay teams up with Bea’s godson Saul to figure out what happened that night on the flooded banks of the Teeswater River. Ruth, Saul, and Ruth’s pet chicken Dorcas scour the box of seemingly random junk that Bea left behind for clues.