The House at Riverton Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The House at Riverton


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416550532

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The House at Riverton Excerpt :

Living out her final days in a nursing home, ninety-eight-year-old Grace remembers the secrets surrounding the 1924 suicide of a young poet during a glittering society party hosted by Grace's English aristocrat employers, a family that is shattered by war. Reprint.

The Shifting Fog Book

The Shifting Fog


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743431283

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The Shifting Fog Excerpt :

A rich and engrossing story of love, passion, secrets, and lies set in the gaiety, glamour, and grand country houses of post-war Edwardian England.

The Secret Keeper Book
Score: 4
From 129 Ratings

The Secret Keeper


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439152812

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The Secret Keeper Excerpt :

Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures. By the best-selling author of The Distant Hours. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

The Distant Hours Book
Score: 3.5
From 115 Ratings

The Distant Hours


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439152799

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The Distant Hours Excerpt :

Edie Burchill visits Milderhurst Castle where her mother stayed during World War II, discovering the three elderly sisters of the castle still alive but haunted by the secrets of their past life with their father, a famous children's author.

The House at Riverton Book
Score: 3.5
From 124 Ratings

The House at Riverton


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 599
  • ISBN 10 : 0330448447

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The House at Riverton Excerpt :

This gorgeous debut novel is set in England between the two World Wars. The story of an aristocratic family, a mysterious death, and a vanishing way of life is told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept secrets for more than 50 years.

The Lake House Book
Score: 4
From 79 Ratings

The Lake House


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2015-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925267938

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The Lake House Excerpt :

A missing child June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't have. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.

The Kate Morton Collection Book

The Kate Morton Collection


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-12-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1056
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451640618

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The Kate Morton Collection Excerpt :

Morton's first two unforgettable novels in one volume: The House at Riverton plus The Forgotten Garden.

The Clockmaker s Daughter Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

The Clockmaker s Daughter


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Washington Square Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451649413

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The Clockmaker s Daughter Excerpt :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An ambitious, compelling historical mystery with a fabulous cast of characters…Kate Morton at her very best.” —Kristin Hannah “An elaborate tapestry…Morton doesn’t disappoint.” —The Washington Post "Classic English country-house Goth at its finest." —New York Post In the depths of a 19th-century winter, a little girl is abandoned on the streets of Victorian London. She grows up to become in turn a thief, an artist’s muse, and a lover. In the summer of 1862, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she travels with a group of artists to a beautiful house on a bend of the Upper Thames. Tensions simmer and one hot afternoon a gunshot rings out. A woman is killed, another disappears, and the truth of what happened slips through the cracks of time. It is not until over a century later, when another young woman is drawn to Birchwood Manor, that its secrets are finally revealed. Told by multiple voices across time, this is an intricately layered, richly atmospheric novel about art and passion, forgiveness and loss, that shows us that sometimes the way forward is through the past.

White Noise Book
Score: 3.5
From 76 Ratings

White Noise


  • Author : Don DeLillo
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440674471

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White Noise Excerpt :

A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a liberal arts college in Middle America. Jack and his fourth wife, Babette, bound by their love, fear of death, and four ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. Then a lethal black chemical cloud, unleashed by an industrial accident, floats over there lives, an "airborne toxic event" that is a more urgent and visible version of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys—the radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, and TV murmurings that constitute the music of American magic and dread.

Siting Culture Book

Siting Culture


  • Author : Kirsten Hastrup
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134749454

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Siting Culture Excerpt :

Culture has been subject to critical debate in anthropology during the past decade and this is related to a shift in emphasis from the bounded local culture to transnational cultural flows. At the same time that cultural mobility is being emphasized, the people studied by anthropologists are recasting culture as a place of belonging as they construct local identities within global fields of relations. So far, much of the analysis of the role of place in culture has been carried out at a level of theoretical debate. Siting Culture argues that it is only through rich ethnographic studies that anthropologists may explore the significance of place in the global space of relations which mould the lives of people throughout the world. By examining the concept of culture through case studies from Europe, Africa, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean it probes the methodological and theoretical implications of the divergent scholarly and popular concepts of culture.

Sea and Fog Book

Sea and Fog


  • Author : Etel Adnan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Arab American poetry
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 0984459871

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Sea and Fog Excerpt :

As skilled a philosopher as she is a poet, Adnan weaves multiple sonic, theoretical, syntactic pleasures at once.

A Light in the Window Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Light in the Window


  • Author : Marion Kummerow
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2021-07-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800192935

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A Light in the Window Excerpt :

Margarete stumbles out of the bombed-out house, the dust settling around her like snow. Mistaking her for the dead officer’s daughter, a guard rushes over to gently ask her if she is all right and whether there’s anything he can do to help her. She glances down at where the hated yellow star had once been, and with barely a pause, she replies “Yes”. Berlin, 1941: Margarete Rosenbaum is working as a housemaid for a senior Nazi officer when his house is bombed, leaving her the only survivor. But when she’s mistaken for his daughter in the aftermath of the blast, Margarete knows she can make a bid for freedom… Issued with temporary papers—and with the freedom of not being seen as Jewish—a few hours are all she needs to escape to relative safety. That is, until her former employer’s son, SS officer Wilhelm Huber, tracks her down. But strangely he doesn’t reveal her true identity right away. Instead he insists she comes and lives with him in Paris, and seems determined to keep her hidden. His only condition: she must continue to pretend to be his sister. Because whoever would suspect a Nazi girl of secretly being a Jew? His plan seems impossible, and Margarete is terrified they might be found out, not to mention worried about what Wilhelm might want in return. But as the Nazis start rounding up Jews in Paris and the Résistance steps up its activities, putting everyone who opposes the regime in peril, she realizes staying hidden in plain sight may be her only chance of survival… Can Margarete trust a Nazi officer with the only things she has left though… her safety, her life, even her heart? A totally heartbreaking and unputdownable story about how far someone would go to save one life, that fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and All the Light We Cannot See will adore. Readers are loving A Light in the Window: ‘Wonderful, wonderful… I was blown away by this book. I couldn’t put it down. I ignored everything and everyone unti

The Year of Fog Book
Score: 3.5
From 63 Ratings

The Year of Fog


  • Author : Michelle Richmond
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780440336556

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The Year of Fog Excerpt :

Life changes in an instant. On a foggy beach. In the seconds when Abby Mason—photographer, fiancée soon-to-be-stepmother—looks into her camera and commits her greatest error. Heartbreaking, uplifting, and beautifully told, here is the riveting tale of a family torn apart, of the search for the truth behind a child’s disappearance, and of one woman’s unwavering faith in the redemptive power of love—all made startlingly fresh through Michelle Richmond’s incandescent sensitivity and extraordinary insight. Six-year-old Emma vanished into the thick San Francisco fog. Or into the heaving Pacific. Or somewhere just beyond: to a parking lot, a stranger’s van, or a road with traffic flashing by. Devastated by guilt, haunted by her fears about becoming a stepmother, Abby refuses to believe that Emma is dead. And so she searches for clues about what happened that morning—and cannot stop the flood of memories reaching from her own childhood to illuminate that irreversible moment on the beach. Now, as the days drag into weeks, as the police lose interest and fliers fade on telephone poles, Emma’s father finds solace in religion and scientific probability—but Abby can only wander the beaches and city streets, attempting to recover the past and the little girl she lost. With her life at a crossroads, she will leave San Francisco for a country thousands of miles away. And there, by the side of another sea, on a journey that has led her to another man and into a strange subculture of wanderers and surfers, Abby will make the most astounding discovery of all—as the truth of Emma’s disappearance unravels with stunning force. A profoundly original novel of family, loss, and hope—of the choices we make and the choices made for us—The Year of Fog beguiles with the mysteries of time and memory even as it lays bare the deep and wondrous workings of the human heart. The result is a mesmerizing tour de force that will touch anyone who knows what it means to love

Labyrinth of Fire Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Labyrinth of Fire


  • Author : Keith Robinson
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2009-11-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 1449538037

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Labyrinth of Fire Excerpt :

Hal Franklin and his friends have made it safely into Miss Simone's world. As shapeshifters, some of them are looking forward to meeting their alternate kind. But others dread the prospect. Dewey, for instance, quickly feels the pressure of being a centaur. Meanwhile, Lauren and Hal are quaking in their shoes. The village in the north is under constant attack from harpies and dragons, and these vicious creatures must somehow be reasoned with and persuaded not to plunder and steal, and most importantly, not to eat humans! The trouble is, neither harpies nor dragons are interested in negotiating. Hal and his friends join forces to deal with these serious issues. They end up in the heart of dragon country, down in the Labyrinth of Fire beneath an oozing volcano. Somehow they must make the dragons see the error of their ways. Their quest forces them to question the extent of their shapeshifting abilities... and this leads to a shocking discovery that is likely to start a war.

Mexican Gothic Book
Score: 3.5
From 57 Ratings

Mexican Gothic


  • Author : Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525620792

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Mexican Gothic Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS • WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD • NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, NPR, The Washington Post, Tordotcom, Marie Claire, Vox, Mashable, Men’s Health, Library Journal, Book Riot, LibraryReads An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom. Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper