The Body in the Clouds
Author: Ashley Hay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“Exquisite…a rich, meditative novel that explores the connectivity of people living in the same geographical space across the distance of time.” —New York Times Book Review From the acclaimed author of the “exquisitely written and deeply felt” (Geraldine Brooks, author of The Secret Chord) novel The Railwayman’s Wife comes a magical and gorgeously wrought tale of an astonishing event that connects three people across three hundred years. Imagine you looked up at just the right moment and saw something completely unexpected. What if it was something so marvelous that it transformed time and space forever? The Body in the Clouds tells the story of one such extraordinary moment—a man falling from the sky, and surviving—and of the three men who see it, in different ways and at different times, as they stand on the same piece of land. An astronomer in the 1700s, a bridge worker in the 1930s, and an expatriate banker returning home in the early twenty-first century: all three are transformed by this one magical event. And all three are struggling to understand what the meaning of “home” is, and how to recognize it once you’re there. Widely praised for her “poetic gifts” (Booklist) and “graceful, supremely honest, [and] thought-provoking” (Kirkus Reviews) prose, Ashley Hay has crafted a luminous and unforgettable novel about the power of story, its ability to define the world around us, and the questions that transcend time.
Falling for the Pregnant GP Could this be the family he's longed for? Since losing his wife and daughter surgeon Ethan Janeway has locked his heart away. But then he meets CJ Nicholls, his new--and very pregnant!--boss. They could be the perfect family--but first he must leave the past behind... One Week to Win His Heart From passion...to happy-ever-after! Love is the last thing on widowed surgeon George Wilmont's mind--until he meets Melody Janeway. Their connection is instant, but with only one week together can their fling really become for ever?
Could this doctor and her baby bump...
Fall For Me
Author: Sydney Landon
All her life, Beth Denton battled both her weight and her controlling parents. And now that she’s declared victory, she’s looking for her prince charming… Beth has always lived in her outgoing sister’s shadow, plagued by her own insecurity about her body. It’s time for her to step out from the sidelines and experience what life has to offer—then she’s laid off from her teaching job, and has to rely on her sister to get her a job at Danvers International. Nick Merimon is gorgeous, wealthy, and a well-known playboy—just the sort of man Beth has always avoided. But even she can’t deny the sparks that are flying between them. He could be just the man to show her what she’s been missing all these years. And after they share one heart-stopping night together, she is surprised when it leads to a relationship. But as their connection grows, and the realities of their romance begin to show, Beth will have to overcome both her own insecurities and her doubts about Nick’s intentions if her newfound pleasures are to last forever…
Author: Paul Cornell
While investigating the mysterious death of a mobster, four police officers come in contact with a strange artifact that grants them the supernatural ability to see the true otherworldly evils that haunt London's streets.
'Oh, you do look...really good, though. You know. In the face. Oh and, uh, I love you.' Prisoners of their fear of falling things - keraunothetophobiacs - Jacqui and Robin are restricted to living indoors. When they meet online a relationship begins which forces them to confront their fear and discover what's real in their lives and what really matters. A History of Falling Things, a new play by the acclaimed young playwright James Graham, is a gentle love story that is fearful, funny and moving. The play premiered at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Wales, in April 2009 before transferring to the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.
Author: Jan Morris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Renowned and much-loved travel writer Jan Morris turns her eye to Sydney: 'not the best of the cities the British Empire created ... but the most hyperbolic, the youngest at heart, the shiniest.' Sydney takes us on the city's journey from penal colony to world-class metropolis, as lively and charming as the city it describes. With characteristic exuberance and sparkling prose, Jan Morris guides us through the history, people and geography of a fascinating and colourful city. Jan Morris's collection of travel writing and reportage spans over five decades and includes such titles as Venice, Hong Kong, Spain, Manhattan '45, A Writer's World and the Pax Britannica Trilogy. Hav, her novel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. 'Sydney should be flattered. A great portrait painter has chosen it for her recent subject . . . Few writers - a handful of novelists apart - have got so far under the city's skin as Morris . . . Few Sydneysiders could match her knowledge of their city's history and its anecdotes' The Times 'The writing is, at times, like surfing: sentences rise like vast waves above which she rides, never overbalancing into gush . . . Jan Morris convincingly explains modern Sydney through its history' Observer
Author: Evan McHugh, Peter Turner
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Describes points of interest in Sydney, traces the city's history and culture, and recommends tours, hotels, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.
Inspiring, unflinchingly honest, and even at times laugh out loud hilarious, THE ELEGANT ART OF FALLING APART shows us how, sometimes, we have to lose everything to understand that the moment is all we have - and living that moment with style, grace and a damn good lipstick is all that matters. Jessica Jones had a complicated life - booze, cocaine, bad boyfriends, a rollercoaster ride of what self help writers call `opportunities for growth? - but she got way from all that. She rebuilt her career, became prosperous and, at last, found happiness in a wonderful, new relationship. Just when things were almost perfect she learned that she had breast cancer and so Jessica did what she?s always done, she got through it. After seven months of gruelling treatments she travelled from London to Sydney to begin a three-month holiday of a lifetime with her gorgeous man - only to find herself plunged into a different, and totally unexpected, life crisis. Jessica?s story of courage, friendship and laughter gives us all hope that, no matter what, we can always start again.
In this new monograph, author Debra Dudek defines a new era of vampire texts in which vampires have moved from their iconic dark, feared, often seductive figure lingering in alleys, to the beloved and morally sensitive vampire winning the affections of teen protagonists throughout pop culture. Dudek takes a close look at three hugely-popular vampire series for young adults, drawing parallels between the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Twilight Saga novels/films, and The Vampire Diaries TV series/book series. By defining a new era of vampire texts and situating these three series within this transition, The Beloved Does Not Bite signals their significance and lays the groundwork for future scholarship on the flourishing genre of paranormal romances for young adults.
Falling for Rachel
Author: Nora Roberts
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes another compelling story in the fan‐favorite Stanislaski series. For the public defender Rachel Stanislaski, her work is her life. The last thing she needs is the hot‐headed Zack Muldoon storming into her court room. Zack might not like it, but he needs Rachel. She's the only person standing between his delinquent kid brother and a prison sentence. Zack is used to getting his way—but when it comes to Rachel he might just lose his heart. Originally published in 1992.
Falling for the Farmer
Author: Narelle Atkins
KATE LAWSON IS A RUNAWAY BRIDE And she's incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend's brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer. Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn't here to stay. Yet suddenly he's imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?
Author: Penelope Douglas
From the New Adult sensation and New York Times bestselling author of Rival Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid. K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away... K. C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door. Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As they grow closer, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother’s shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.…