The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury

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A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Allen Eskens
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-10-14
File : 303 Pages
ISBN : 9781616149994


The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury

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The Life We BuryBy Allen Eskens

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Author by : Allen Eskens
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-07-05
File : 626 Pages
ISBN : 154860285X


The Life We Bury

The Life We Bury

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Contains an excerpt from the forthcoming novel titled The guise of another.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Allen Eskens
Publisher : Seventh Street Books
Release : 2014
File : 303 Pages
ISBN : 9781616149987


The Deep Dark Descending

The Deep Dark Descending

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A homicide detective hunts down his wife's killers while struggling between his thirst for revenge and a twinge of conscience forbidding him to take the law into his own hands. Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife’s death, even when he believed that a reckless hit-and-run driver was to blame. Haunted by memories both beautiful and painful, he is plagued by feelings of unfinished business. When Max learns that, in fact, Jenni was murdered, he must come to terms with this new information—and determine what to do with it. Struggling to balance his impulses as a vengeful husband with his obligations as a law enforcement officer, Max devotes himself to relentlessly hunting down those responsible. For most of his life, he has thought of himself as a decent man. But now he’s so consumed with anguish and thoughts of retribution that he finds himself on the edge, questioning who he is and what he stands for. On a frozen lake at the US–Canadian border, he wrestles with decisions that could change his life forever, as his rage threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent his entire career bringing to justice.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Allen Eskens
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-10-03
File : 285 Pages
ISBN : 9781633883567


Nothing More Dangerous

Nothing More Dangerous

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Missouri native Allen Eskens' "stunning small-town mystery" (New York Times Book Review) is a necessary exploration of family, loyalty, and racial tension in America and "a coming-of-age book to rival some of the best, such as Ordinary Grace" (Library Journal, starred review). In a small Southern town where loyalty to family and to "your people" carries the weight of a sacred oath, defying those unspoken rules can be a deadly proposition. After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. The new kid at St. Ignatius High School, if he isn't being pushed around, he is being completely ignored. Even his beloved woods, his playground as a child and his sanctuary as he grew older, seem to be closing in on him, suffocating him. Then Thomas Elgin moves in across the road, and Boady's life begins to twist and turn. Coming to know the Elgins -- a black family settling into a community where notions of "us" and "them" carry the weight of history -- forces Boady to rethink his understanding of the world he's taken for granted. Secrets hidden in plain sight begin to unfold: the mother who wraps herself in the loss of her husband, the neighbor who carries the wounds of a mysterious past that he holds close, the quiet boss who is fighting his own hidden battle. But the biggest secret of all is the disappearance of Lida Poe, the African-American woman who keeps the books at the local plastics factory. Word has it that Ms. Poe left town, along with a hundred thousand dollars of company money. Although Boady has never met the missing woman, he discovers that the threads of her life are woven into the deepest fabric of his world. As the mystery of her fate plays out, Boady begins to see the stark lines of race and class that both bind and divide this small town -- and he will be forced to choose sides. Best Book of the Year: Florida Sun-Sentinel and Library Journal Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Allen Eskens
Publisher : Mulholland Books
Release : 2019-11-12
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780316509749


Lies We Bury

Lies We Bury

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While covering a series of grisly murders in Portland, freelance photographer Marissa Mo finds her past coming back to haunt her when a note is left behind at one of the scenes that is just for her, forcing her to face her fears to catch a killer.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Elle Marr
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2021
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 1542026199


The Myth Of Perpetual Summer

The Myth Of Perpetual Summer

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From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees. Tallulah James’s parents’ volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues to wagging in their staid Mississippi town, complicating her already uncertain life. She takes the responsibility of shielding her family’s reputation and raising her younger twin siblings onto her youthful shoulders. If not for the emotional constants of her older brother, Griff, and her old guard Southern grandmother, she would be lost. When betrayal and death arrive hand in hand, she takes to the road, headed to what turns out to be the not-so-promised land of Southern California. The dysfunction of her childhood still echoes throughout her scattered family, sending her brother on a disastrous path and drawing her home again. There she uncovers the secrets and lies that set her family on the road to destruction.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Susan Crandall
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-06-19
File : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781501172021


The Book Thief

The Book Thief

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author by : Markus Zusak
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2007-12-18
File : 592 Pages
ISBN : 9780307433848


The Shadows We Hide

The Shadows We Hide

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The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of The Life We Bury. A young reporter must come to terms with his past - and present - while investigating the murder of a man he believes could be his father. Joe Talbert, Jr. has never once met his namesake. A cub reporter for the Associated Press in Minneapolis, he stumbles across a story describing the murder of a man named Joseph Talbert in a small town in Minnesota. Curious about whether this man might be his father, Joe is shocked to discover that the dead man was a loathsome lowlife who squandered his wife's inheritance - an inheritance that may now be Joe's. Mired in uncertainty, Joe must piece together his family history - before his quest for discovery threatens to put him in a grave of his own.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Allen Eskens
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2018-11-15
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781473694491


The Secrets We Bury

The Secrets We Bury

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In this gritty crime thriller, a disturbing double murder in Upstate New York leads a detective through a maze of secrets, lies, and buried trauma. When a young mother and her son are found dead on a church altar, investigator Valentina Knight is called to the scene. What Val finds is shocking. The mother, Gabrielle, is dressed in a white satin gown, with tree branches duct-taped to her hands, and a piece of tape across her lips. And what happened to the boy is unspeakable. Initially, the evidence suggests a murder-suicide, but Val isn’t convinced. As she digs further into Gabrielle’s life, it becomes clear that she was trying to hide from her past. Soon Val realizes that everything comes down to one disturbing question: What really happened on the day Gabrielle’s twin siblings drowned in the family pool?

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Mary Bush
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2021-06-02
File : 322 Pages
ISBN : 9781504069748