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A darkness upon the ice by Forstchen, William R.

A darkness upon the ice

The end of the beginning... For two thousand years mankind had suffered a return to the Dark Ages. If Ormson was defeated it might never progress. His armies of Companions had taken Cornath's capital, and his suicidal ramfleets had swept Cornath's fleet from the world-girdling ice. But Michael Ormson-called the Ice Prophet by some-had not brought relief to the common people, and his officers were making powerful enemies. Soon Ormson would be fighting for his life-and the outcome would decide whe

Sep 26, 2014
A dawn like thunder the true story of Torpedo Squadron Eight by Mrazek, Robert J.

A dawn like thunder the true story of Torpedo Squadron Eight

One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of the members of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. These thirty-five American men-many flying outmoded aircraft-changed the course of history, going on to become the war's most decorated naval air squadron, while suffering the heaviest losses in U.S. naval aviation history.Robert J. Mrazek paints movi

Sep 26, 2014
A deadly business a Mia Quinn mystery by Wiehl, Lis W., author.

A deadly business a Mia Quinn mystery

If the hours don't kill you, the accused just might. Mia Quinn is a Seattle prosecutor working on high profile cases in the Violent Crimes unit while juggling the impossible demands of single parenthood. Her husband, Scott, was killed in a car crash that homicide detective Charlie Carlson now believes was no accident. Charlies instincts and professional record make it impossible for Mia to refute the evidence she'd rather not believe. When the powers that be refuse to reopen the case, its up to

Sep 26, 2014
A deadly grind by Hamilton, Victoria, 1957-, author.

A deadly grind

When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it's love at first sight. Despite the protests of her sister that the 19th-century yellow-brick house they share in Michigan is already too cluttered with Jaymie's "junk," she successfully outbids the other buyers and triumphantly takes home her Hoosier. But that night on the summer porch where they've left the Hoosier to be cleaned up, a man is murdered, struc

Sep 26, 2014
A death in Kitchawank and other stories by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.

A death in Kitchawank and other stories

T. C. Boyle is one of the most renowned storytellers of the modern era. This collection of fourteen stories drifts effortlessly between myth and reality, encompassing a panorama of human emotions. In "The Marlbane Manchester Musser Award," Boyle reveals a writer's dismay when a simple trip is turned upside down by a stranger. "Los Gigantes" tells the story of a group of giants being used to create a new breed of soldier for the military. In "The Way You Look Tonight" Boyle examines the way our p

Sep 26, 2014
A death in the family by Agee, James, 1909-1955.

A death in the family

Decades after its original publication, James Agee's last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man's death and its impact on his family, Agee painstakingly created a small world of domestic happiness and then showed how quickly and casually it could be destroyed. On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm,

Sep 26, 2014
A death in the small hours by Finch, Charles (Charles B.)

A death in the small hours

Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. His days of regularly investigating the crimes of Victorian London now some years behind him, he plans a trip to his uncle's estate in the expectation of a few calm weeks. When he arrives in the quiet village of Plumley, however, what greets him is a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops. Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events,

Sep 26, 2014
A decade of hope stories of grief and endurance from 9/11 families and friends by Smith, Dennis, 1940-

A decade of hope stories of grief and endurance from 9/11 families and friends

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, an occasion that is sure to be observed around the world. But among the memorials, political speeches, and news editorials, the most pressing consideration-and often the most overlooked-is the lives and well-being of the 9/11 first responders, their families, and the victims' families over the past decade.Dennis Smith, a former firefighter and the author of the bestselling Report from Ground Zero, ad

Sep 26, 2014
A decent interval the new Charles Paris mystery by Brett, Simon.

A decent interval the new Charles Paris mystery

After a long period of 'resting,' life is looking up for Charles Paris, who has been cast in a new production of Hamlet. But rehearsals are fraught. Ophelia is played by Katrina Selsey, who won the role through a television talent show. Hamlet himself is also played by a reality TV contestant, Jared Root. But when the company reaches the first staging post of their tour, matters get more serious, with one member of the company seriously injured in what appears to be an accident, and another dead

Sep 26, 2014
A dedicated man by Robinson, Peter, 1950-

A dedicated man

A dedicated man is dead in the Yorkshire dales-a former university professor, wealthy historian, and archaeologist who loved his adopted village. It is a particularly heinous slaying, considering the esteem in which the victim, Harry Steadman, was held by his neighbors and colleagues-by everyone, it seems, except the one person who bludgeoned the life out of the respected scholar and left him half-buried in a farmer's field.Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks left the violence of London behind

Sep 26, 2014
A deniable death by Seymour, Gerald.

A deniable death

The rules are simple. Break up your shape. Hide your smell. Never show your silhouette. Check the surfaces of your kit. Space the movements of your team. Use the shadows. Danny "Badger" Baxter has a talent for surveillance. He's always followed the rules. Until now, they've kept him alive. But now, Badger has a bigger job than photographing dissident Northern Irish Republicans in muddy Ulster fields, or Islamic extremists on rain swept Yorkshire moors. MI6 has a plan to assassinate the Engineer

Sep 26, 2014
A deniable man by Stein, Sol.

A deniable man

Susan Whitcomb, a brilliant New York trial lawyer, is catapulted into the vicious world of international terrorism when she learns that her father, an Army general, has been assassinated. Suddenly she finds herself a pawn in a deadly game of escalating complexity, with both life and love in the balance.

Sep 26, 2014
A descent into the maelstrom by Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.

A descent into the maelstrom

A Descent Into The Maelstrom is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe that first appeared in the May 1841 edition of Graham's Magazine. In the tale, a man recounts how he survived a shipwreck and a whirlpool. It has been grouped with Poe's tales of ratiocination and also labeled an early form of science fiction.

Sep 26, 2014
A different mirror a history of multicultural America by Takaki, Ronald T., 1939-2009.

A different mirror a history of multicultural America

Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounts the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States-Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others-groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic culture.From the role of black soldiers in preserving the Union

Sep 26, 2014
A disease in the public mind a new understanding of why we fought the Civil War by Fleming, Thomas J.

A disease in the public mind a new understanding of why we fought the Civil War

By the time his body hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, abolitionists had made John Brown a "holy martyr" in the fight against Southern slave owners. But Northern hatred for Southerners had been long in the making. Northern rage was born of the conviction that New England, whose spokesmen and militia had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation. Instead, they had been displaced by Southern "slavocrats" like Thomas Jefferson. And Northern e

Sep 26, 2014
A disobedient girl a novel by Freeman, Ru.

A disobedient girl a novel

Set against the volatile events of the last forty years of Sri Lankan history, A Disobedient Girl traces the lives of three characters whose interwoven fates and histories force them to answer life's most difficult questions. Beautiful, haunting, alive, and brimming with truth, it is, above all, a novel about extraordinary circumstances that change life in an instant and the power of love to transcend time and place.The story begins with two little girls, mistress and servant, one with every lux

Sep 26, 2014
A disposition to be rich how a small-town pastor's son ruined an American president, brought on a Wall Street crash, and made himself the best-hated man in the United States by Ward, Geoffrey C.

A disposition to be rich how a small-town pastor's son ruined an American president, brought on a Wall Street crash, and made himself the best-hated man in the United States

Ferdinand Ward was the Bernie Madoff of his generation-a supposed genius at making big money fast on Wall Street, who turned out to have been running a giant pyramid scheme that ultimately collapsed in one of the greatest financial scandals in American history. The son of a Protestant missionary and small-town pastor with secrets of his own to keep, Ward came to New York at twenty-one and in less than a decade, armed only with charm, energy, and a total lack of conscience, made himself the busin

Sep 26, 2014
A disquisition on government by Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850.

A disquisition on government

Written between 1843 and 1848, John C. Calhoun's A Disquisition on Government addresses such diverse issues as states' rights and nullification, slavery, and the growth of the federal judicial power. Articulating Calhoun's perspective on government as seen from the point of view of a permanent minority (the South), A Disquisition on Government relies on the doctrine of a concurrent majority. Calhoun's concurrent majority captures the idea that because unchecked majority rule can lead to tyranny

Sep 26, 2014
A distant mirror by Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim.

A distant mirror

The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry; on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as she examines everything from political assassinations, sea battles, corruption, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, to lawyers, tax collectors, scholars, grocers, knight

Sep 26, 2014
A dog named Christmas by Kincaid, Gregory D., 1957-

A dog named Christmas

Here is a heartwarming tale of how one dog showed a family the true meaning of Christmas. Todd, the youngest of four children, has a developmental disability that keeps him at home on the farm with his mother and father. One special Christmas season, Todd hears an ad on the radio from a shelter looking for temporary homes for their dogs during the holiday week. When Todd's parents at last give in to his pleas for this charitable cause, the family is faced with yet another problem: an entire shel

Sep 26, 2014