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The Things That Keep Us Here

Author: Carla Buckley
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440339154
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BONUS: This edition contains a The Things That Keep Us Here discussion guide. Everything seems quiet on Ann Brooks’s suburban cul-de-sac. Despite her impending divorce, she’s created a happy home and her daughters are adjusting to the change. She feels lucky to be in a supportive community and confident that she can handle any other hardship that life may throw her way. But then, right before Thanksgiving, a crisis strikes that turns everybody’s world upside down. Suddenly her estranged husband is forced back onto her doorstep, bringing with him his beautiful graduate assistant. Trapped inside the house she once called home, confronted by challenges she never could have imagined, Ann must make life-or-death decisions in an environment where the simple act of opening a door to a neighbor could jeopardize all she holds dear. The choices she makes will impact the lives of those around her irrevocably and linger in the reader’s memory in this marvelous first novel, written with authority, grace, and wisdom.

Die Luft Die Du Atmest

Author: Carla Buckley
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644205612
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Vor einem Jahr waren Ann und Peter Brooks eines von vielen unglücklichen Ehepaaren, das sich trennte, weil es so nicht mehr weiterging. Nun ist die Welt um sie herum dabei, sich unwiderruflich zu verändern. Peter, ein Wissenschaftler, realisiert als Erster, dass sich das Vogelgrippevirus verändert hat: Es überträgt sich von Mensch zu Mensch. Und es tötet jeden Zweiten. Eine Pandemie ungeahnten Ausmaßes bricht aus. Als die Quarantäne über ihre Stadt verhängt wird, ist Peter gezwungen, nach Hause zu kommen. Aber auch die ehemals sichere Vorstadt ist nicht länger eine Zuflucht. Nach und nach erkranken die Nachbarn, Geschäfte werden geplündert, Tankstellen überfallen. Als ein Schneesturm die Stromleitungen unterbricht, liegt die Stadt endgültig im Dunklen. Ein langer, harter Winter bricht an ... «DIE LUFT, DIE DU ATMEST ist ein faszinierendes Buch – ich habe es in einem Rutsch gelesen.» Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Deepest Secret

Author: Carla Buckley
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345539664
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For fans of Jodi Picoult, Kim Edwards, and William Landay, The Deepest Secret is part intimate family drama, part gripping page-turner, exploring the profound power of the truths we’re scared to face . . . about our marriages, our children, and ourselves. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Twelve years ago, Eve Lattimore’s life changed forever. Her two-year-old son Tyler on her lap, her husband’s hand in hers, she waited for the child’s devastating diagnosis: XP, a rare genetic disease, a fatal sensitivity to sunlight. Eve remembers that day every morning as she hustles Tyler up the stairs from breakfast before the sun rises, locking her son in his room, curtains drawn, computer glowing, as he faces another day of virtual schooling, of virtual friendships. But every moment of vigilance is worth it. This is Eve’s job, to safeguard her boy against the light, to protect his fragile life each day, to keep him alive—maybe even long enough for a cure to be found. Tonight, Eve’s life is about to change again, forever. It’s only an instant on a rainy road—just a quick text as she sits behind the wheel—and another mother’s child lies dead in Eve’s headlights. The choice she faces is impossible: confess and be taken from Tyler, or drive away and start to lie like she’s never lied before. Praise for The Deepest Secret “A taut family drama . . . smart and thrilling.”—People “Elegant, poignant, and utterly riveting . . . a suspenseful tale of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice that will leave you asking how far a mother really should go to protect her family and wondering about the cost of the secrets we all keep, even from ourselves.”—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia “Exceptionally moving and unrelentingly suspenseful . . . everything a great novel, and thriller, should be.”—Providence Journal “Superb . . . The story offers the intricate suspense and surprise of a thriller, along with rich characterizations and nuanced writing. . . . A gripping read and a memorable reflection on the conflicting imperatives of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Carla Buckley masterfully portrays an ordinary family trapped in a heart-wrenching crisis.”—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob “Fans of Jodi Picoult will enjoy this compelling blend of ripped-from-the-headlines suspense and close-to-your-heart characters.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fear Nothing From the Trade Paperback edition.

Invisible

Author: Carla Buckley
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345532163
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Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Carla Buckley’s Invisible is a stunning novel of redemption, regret, and the complex ties of familial love. Growing up, Dana Carlson and her older sister, Julie, are inseparable—Dana the impulsive one, Julie calmer and more nurturing. But then a devastating secret compels Dana to flee from home, not to see or speak to her sister for sixteen years. When she receives the news that Julie is seriously ill, Dana knows that she must return to their hometown of Black Bear, Minnesota, to try and save her sister. Yet she arrives too late, only to discover that Black Bear has changed, and so have the people in it. Julie has left behind a shattered teenage daughter, Peyton, and a mystery—what killed Julie may be killing others, too. Why is no one talking about it? Dana struggles to uncover the truth, but no one wants to hear it, including Peyton, who can’t forgive her aunt’s years-long absence. Dana had left to protect her own secrets, but Black Bear has a secret of its own—one that could tear apart Dana’s life, her family, and the whole town. “Beautifully written and unsettling . . . leaves you with a lingering sense of dread long after you close the last page.”—Chevy Stevens Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Anna Forster Erinnert Sich An Die Liebe

Author: Sally Hepworth
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641201780
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Auch wenn du deine Erinnerung verlierst, wirst du doch nie die Liebe vergessen ... Anna Forster ist erst achtunddreißig, als sie die erschütternde Diagnose Alzheimer erhält. Sie weiß, dass ihr Zwillingsbruder Jack nur ihr Bestes will, und dennoch tut es weh, als er ihr vorschlägt, in ein betreutes Wohnheim zu ziehen. Sie weiß außerdem, dass in der Einrichtung nur eine weitere Person in ihrem Alter lebt – Luke, mit dem sie so viel mehr verbindet als mit allen anderen Menschen, die sie kennt. Anna und Luke verlieben sich ineinander, doch nach einem tragischen Vorfall setzen ihre Familien alles daran, die beiden zu trennen. Nur eine Person kann dem Liebespaar helfen: die Köchin Eve, die selbst einen schweren Schicksalsschlag verkraften musste. Doch ist sie bereit, alles für Anna und Luke aufs Spiel zu setzen?

The Liar S Child

Author: Carla Buckley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1101887133
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In this intense and intimate family portrait that moves at a thriller’s pace, a troubled woman faces a gripping moral dilemma after rescuing two abandoned children from a hurricane. On the outskirts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks sits the Paradise, an apartment complex where renters never stay long enough to call the place “home”—and neighbors are seldom neighborly. It’s ideal for Sara Lennox, who moved there to escape a complicated past—and even her name—and rebuild a new life for herself under the radar. But Sara cannot help but notice the family next door, especially twelve-year-old Cassie and five-year-old Boon. She hears rumors and whispers of a recent tragedy slowly tearing them apart. When a raging storm threatens then slams the coastal community, Sara makes a quick, bold decision: Rescue Cassie and Boon from the storm and their broken home—without telling a soul. But this seemingly noble act is not without consequences. Some lethal. Carla Buckley crafts a richly rewarding psychological portrait, combining a heart-wrenching family drama with high-stakes suspense, as the lives of three characters intertwine in an unforgettable story of fury, fate—and redemption. Advance praise for The Liar’s Child “You should read The Liar’s Child by Carla Buckley because it’s a lovely and evocative story, and because it raises all kinds of questions about parents and children, secrets and safety. But be careful: This is a writer who knows how to break your heart.”—Carolyn Parkhurst, New York Times bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel and Lost and Found “Buckley has a rare gift for character. In The Liar’s Child, she digs deep into the hearts of the troubled, flawed, and all-too-human souls who populate this beautifully written and utterly involving novel. I didn’t so much open this book as fall inside this compelling story.”—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Under My Skin “Buckley is a sly writer. Just when you think you have things figured out, she flips the story on its head. Deft plotting and psychologically fleshed out characters make The Liar’s Child a ripping good read.”—Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Daughter

The Good Goodbye

Author: Carla Buckley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0553390597
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For fans of Jodi Picoult comes an enthralling domestic thriller about the lies we tell, and let ourselves believe, in the name of love. The first thing you should know is that everyone lies. The second thing is that it matters. How well do we know our children? Natalie Falcone would say she knows her daughter, Arden, very well. Despite the challenges of running a restaurant and raising six-year-old twin boys, she’s not too worried as she sends her daughter off to college—until she gets the call that Arden’s been in a terrible fire, along with her best friend and cousin, Rory. Both girls are critically injured and another student has died. The police suspect arson. Arden and Rory have always been close, but they have secrets they’ve never shared, secrets that reel all the way back to their childhoods, and which led them to that tragic night. Who set the fire, and why? As the police dig deep into both the present and the past, Natalie realizes that in order to protect her daughter, she’ll first have to find out who Arden really is, even if it means risking everything—and everyone—she loves most. Praise for The Good Goodbye “A fluid, suspenseful story that keeps you turning the pages to find out what happened—and what will happen next. I devoured this novel.”—Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train “[Carla] Buckley’s writing is totally addictive. . . . Equal parts Judith Guest’s Ordinary People and Lisa Gardner at her best, this is a stupendous effort by a major talent.”—The Providence Journal “Offers plenty of thematic richness to accompany its suspenseful plot . . . [Readers] will find their thoughts returning to the story, especially its affecting final scenes, long after it comes to a close.”—Bookreporter “Each chapter reveals a tantalizing new detail that further complicates the cousins’ bond. . . . Buckley’s characters are well-developed and interesting.”—Publishers Weekly “A journey through two marriages and a lifelong competitive friendship . . . The mystery of the fire runs through it all. . . . For readers who enjoy Jodi Picoult’s family dramas.”—Booklist

Mr Peardews Sammlung Der Verlorenen Dinge

Author: Ruth Hogan
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843714703
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Charmant, außergewöhnlich und liebenswert. Machen Sie sich mit Mr. Peardew auf die Suche nach verlorenen Dingen. Jeder Gegenstand, den Anthony Peardew auf der Straße findet, hat eine Geschichte. Er sammelt und archiviert sie alle in seinem gediegenen viktorianischen Haus und plant, sie eines Tages an ihre ursprünglichen Besitzer zurückzugeben. Denn er selbst sieht sich nur als Hüter der verlorenen Dinge. Vor Jahren hat er selbst etwas verloren, das er seitdem auf seinen Streifzügen sucht: ein Schmuckstück. Es gehörte seiner großen Liebe, und das Medaillon verbindet sie noch immer mit ihm. Anthony muss diese besondere Aufgabe jedoch an seine Erbin Laura weitergeben, ohne ihr von dem großen Geheimnis erzählt zu haben, das seine Sammlung umgibt.

Kleine Gro E Schritte

Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641212294
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Ruth Jefferson ist eine der besten Säuglingsschwestern des Mercy-West Haven Hospitals in Connecticut. Dennoch wird ihr die Versorgung eines Neugeborenen von der Klinikleitung untersagt – die Eltern wollen nicht, dass eine dunkelhäutige Frau ihr Baby berührt. Doch eines Tages arbeitet Ruth allein auf der Station und bemerkt, dass das Kind keine Luft mehr bekommt. Sie entscheidet schließlich, sich der Anweisung zu widersetzen und dem Jungen zu helfen. Doch ihre Hilfe kommt zu spät, und Ruth wird von den Eltern des Jungen angeklagt, schuld an dessen Tod zu sein. Ein nervenaufreibendes Verfahren beginnt ...

One Of Us Is Lying

Author: Karen M. McManus
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641204992
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Eine Highschool, ein Toter, vier Verdächtige ... An einem Nachmittag sind fünf Schüler in der Bayview High zum Nachsitzen versammelt. Bronwyn, das Superhirn auf dem Weg nach Yale, bricht niemals die Regeln. Klassenschönheit Addy ist die perfekte Homecoming-Queen. Nate hat seinen Ruf als Drogendealer weg. Cooper glänzt als Baseball-Spieler. Und Simon hat die berüchtigte Gossip-App der Schule unter seiner Kontrolle. Als Simon plötzlich zusammenbricht und kurz darauf im Krankenhaus stirbt, ermittelt die Polizei wegen Mordes. Simon wollte am Folgetag einen Skandalpost absetzen. Im Schlaglicht: Bronwyn, Addy, Nate und Cooper. Jeder der vier hat etwas zu verbergen – und damit ein Motiv...