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Saturday, April 23, 2016
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Shakespeare by Bill
William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the
English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography
has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a
steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful
muddle to reveal the man himself.
For ten years, Connor O'Rourke has been waiting
for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he
thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she's got her dream job at
Blue Heron Vineyard-it's the perfect time to get married. When he pops the
question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no.
Paradise Under Glass is a witty and
absorbing memoir about one woman's unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a
small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger's wonderful
story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her
life—a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel
Bad About My Neck—is interwoven with the fascinating history of
conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of
Alice, aged four, is snatched by her
mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and
mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother
snatches her from her parents' house and disappears. Cathy spends three anxious
days worrying about her whereabouts before Alice is found safe, but traumatized.
Alice is like a little doll, so young and vulnerable, and she immediately finds
her place in the heart of Cathy's family....
Waking to sirens in the night
is hardly unusual for Samantha Owens. No longer a medical examiner, she doesn't
lose sleep over them, but a routine police investigation in her neighborhood has
her curious. When her homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher, invites her to
look over the evidence, she jumps at the chance and immediately realizes the
crime scene has been staged. What seems to be a clear case of murder/suicide-a
crime of passion-is anything but. The discovery of toxic substances in hidden
vials indicates that something much more sinister is at play....
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