"This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can't live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog. [The book] reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all"--Dust jacket flap.
From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus comes a novel about a struggling writer who gets his big break, with a little help from the most famous woman in America. After years of trying to make it as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally sells his novel to an editor at a major publishing house: none other than Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Jackie--or Mrs. Onassis, as she's known in the office--has fallen in love with James's candidly autobiographical novel, one that exposes his own dysfunctional family. But when the book's forthcoming publication threatens to unravel already fragile relationships, both within his family and with his partner, James finds that he can't bring himself to finish the manuscript. Jackie and James develop an unexpected friendship, and she pushes him to write an authentic ending, encouraging him to head home to confront the truth about his relationship with his mother. Then a long-held family secret is revealed, and he realizes his editor may have had a larger plan that goes beyond the page... From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus comes a funny, poignant, and highly original novel about an author whose relationship with his very famous book editor will change him forever--both as a writer and a son.
The unexpected is waiting to be discovered . . . Life can be lonely for Walter Lavender. Struggling with a communication disorder that renders him speechless, his refuge is his mother’s unusual New York bakery. When the mysterious Book at the heart of the shop’s charm and success vanishes and the landlord threatens closure, it is up to Walter to find the Book and save the shop. Thankfully, Walter’s affinity for things that have gone astray starts him on a quest across New York City with Milton, his overweight golden retriever, beside him. Down into the subway and soaring over Central Park, Walter meets some extraordinary people, discovers his voice and learns what it truly means to be found. ‘A buoyant, surprising, deeply human novel . . . a charming debut’ Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus
* The Earthquake Bird (Mysterious Press, 9/01), Susanna Jones' debut, won the 2001 John Creasey Award, bestowed by the Crime Writers' Association in England, for Best First Novel. Foreign rights were sold in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, and Norway. It will be published in trade paperback from Mysterious Press in 3/03. * Susanna Jones writes chilling, psychological suspense that will appeal to the same audience that made Nicci French's Killing Me Softly (Warner, 7/99) a bestseller. * Susanna Jones studies Japanese Noh theatre as part of her drama degree from London University. She lived and worked in Japan before getting her M.A. in writing from Manchester University.
HIDDEN IDENTITIES, SCANDALOUS SECRETS… DEADLY ATTRACTION. Frederique Murcheson’s introduction into society hasn’t gone smoothly—some would even call it a disaster. Only Freddie considers her debut a success. Her scheme to become a makesmith has gone off flawlessly. The only thing that could upset her plans now would be if someone discovered that brilliant tinker Fred Merchant is, in fact, a lady in disguise. Wooing a spoiled heiress is not exactly Barnabas Smith-Grenville’s idea of high espionage. However, considering his brother disappeared on the job, supposedly into the most iniquitous of opium dens, he cannot expect much better. At least the assignment will afford him time to search for his brother, whom he suspects is in spy-related trouble rather than a drug-addled haze. But when Freddie proves to be both irresistible and the key to the answers he seeks, Barnabas finds himself not only entwined in a scandalous mystery involving lethal submersibles and deranged dirigibles, but also in a dangerous game of the heart…
“There's a kind of power about Mickey Spillane that no other writer can imitate.”—The New York Times With his trend-setting Mike Hammer detective novels, Mickey Spillane shot to superstardom as one of the most notorious bestselling sensations in publishing history. This powerhouse collection includes three of the master's long-out-of-print greatest novels—together for the first time in one explosive volume: The Big Kill One Lonely Night Kiss Me, Deadly Includes a special introduction by Shamus and Edgar Award-winner Lawrence Block
EVERYONE HAS AWE INSPIRING CREATIVITY to give the world, including you. Dolores Del Leon didn't believe she had anything to give anyone. A down-on-her-luck artist, Dolores suffers from scarcity thinking that keeps her creativity buried and her bank account dwindling. Insecurity holds her back from her long-held dream to write a novel. One day, everything changes. Dolores meets a mysterious, wise woman in a pink sari on her walking trail who says, "Hi, I'm Maya-your soul. I'm here to blow your mind." With Maya's help, Dolores lands a highly creative, six-figure job in San Francisco. As Dolores sees the truth of the limiting stories of her past: her mother's violent discipline and growing up in the shadow of her father's devastating depression from PTSD, she harnesses an untapped creative power within. Maya reimagines Dolores' life into the fearless and amazing expression it's meant to be, complete with miracles-and she can do the same for you. CALLING DOLORES is a story about creation. Dolores becomes a powerful creator in this world when she adores her dark side and cherishes her wild child imagination-even when it's terrifying. This is one magical realism journey you won't want to miss. Books like CALLING DOLORES: Similar to THE ALCHEMIST, by Paolo Coelho, a wise guide helps Dolores realize her true self by following the call of her heart. Vivid descriptions about spiritual growth and creative process are found in CALLING DOLORES-as in MEN, MONEY AND CHOCOLATE, by Menna Van Praag. Like, FAITHFUL, by Alice Hoffman, CALLING DOLORES captures the desire to save the world despite great losses. CALLING DOLORES has the emotional depth of LILY AND THE OCTOPUS, by Steven Rowley. If you enjoy meditation, spiritual symbols and talismans to invoke magic as in THE MAGIC MALA, by Bob Olsen, you'll enjoy CALLING DOLORES.
Collects Amazing Spider-Man #642-647. On one side is Spider-Man. On the other are the Rhino, the Vulture, the Shocker, Tombstone, Electro, Mysterio and a lethal legion of his deadliest foes all in the employ of the master planner himself, Dr. Octopus. And caught in the middle? The newborn child of the Green Goblin and Menace.