Welcome to Magnolia Lane. It’s not exactly a little slice of heaven, but in the backwater town of Creekside, Kansas, it’s the best a jobless supermarket clerk like Andrew Morrison can do. After sacrificing a normal childhood, a decent education, and true love to look after his alcoholic mother, he’s finally breaking free and living his own life — but in the squalid house he’s sharing with a former childhood friend, the living isn’t exactly easy. Plus, there’s something about the chipper, all-American couple next door that’s just downright creepy. However, that doesn’t keep Drew from accepting a job as their handyman — or surrendering to the wiles of perfect housewife Harlow Ward, a woman who always gets what she wants. Drew, like a string of hapless young men before him, doesn’t realize he’s dancing with a devil — one dressed to the nines in high heels and pearls. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004438/bk_brll_004438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The love affair between beautiful food photographer Catherine Kelly and billionaire gourmand William Lambourne is now a full-course meal.... Cat and William have had the right recipe for mind-blowing passion from the very start, and now their whirlwind romance has gotten serious. They´re practically living together, and sharing William´s luxury Chicago penthouse is even more delicious than Cat could ever have imagined. But life in William´s mansion in the sky quickly becomes complicated. Demons from his past are back, and they want to harm what´s most precious to him: Cat. He´ll do anything in his power to protect the woman he loves, even hiring an elite security team. Cat loves that William wants to keep her safe, but she´s not used to being a target--or being so dependent. And then there´s her new boss, Hutch Morrison, the ex-rock star turned world-renowned chef who stirs up another kind of trouble. Cat and William may be a perfect pairing, but when dangerous forces threaten to tear them apart, it will take more than just their undeniable chemistry--and their insatiable appetites--to survive it. Book three in Sorcha Grace´s The Epicurean series. ** Contains Adult content ** 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Mack. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018230/bk_adbl_018230_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When you pick up a memoir - particularly a celebrity memoir - part of the inherent appeal is that you can safely be a voyeur at arm´s reach. But when that celebrity memoir falls short on sharing names and intimate details, well, that’s not a great listen. Because if you just wanted to hear how swell everybody is and how perfect a celebrity’s life is, you could just tune in to Ellen. So, in this interview, when I tell you that actress Charlotte Stewart´s autobiography delivers on both boldface names and remarkably personal details, trust me, I’m underselling her book. Like who? Well, she had a long getaway weekend with singer Jim Morrison of The Doors shortly before his fateful final trip to Paris. She was married to actor Tim Considine, one of the sons in the CBS hit comedy My Three Sons - although that didn’t keep her from leading a wild life of sex and drugs of which her husband knew nothing. One of the few men she turned down was her boss for four years as she played the reserved schoolmarm Miss Beadle on Little House on the Prairie. The boss’s name? Pa Ingalls himself, Michael Landon. A few more names in her life’s story: Elvis Presley. Kevin Bacon. Kyle McLachlan. Neil Young. Joni Mitchell. Jimmy Stewart. Oh, and she inspired a scene in Tom Wolfe’s novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities. She also co-starred in David Lynch´s breakthrough cult film Eraserhead as Mary X. And while she and the director never got together off the set, she did live on and off through the years with Eraserhead himself, Jack Nance. (And Lynch gave her the recurring role of Betsy Briggs on his legendary TV show Twin Peaks, a role she returned to in the show´s third season in early 2017 on Showtime.) During today’s conversation, Charlotte will also read a short passage from Little House in the Hollywood Hills, which she co-wrote with Andy Demsky. Her book will blow your mind. Promise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Andelman, Charlotte Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/001371/bk_bigh_001371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from one of Israel´s most acclaimed novelists When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, plans to return to Israel the following summer. Despite knowing that their love can be only temporary, that it can exist only away from their conflicted homeland, Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi: by his lively imagination, by his beautiful hands and wise eyes, by his sweetness and devotion. Together they explore the city, sharing laughs and fantasies and pangs of homesickness. But the unfettered joy they awaken in each other cannot overcome the guilt Liat feels for hiding him from her family in Israel and her Jewish friends in New York. As her departure date looms and her love for Hilmi deepens, Liat must decide whether she is willing to risk alienating her family, her community, and her sense of self for the love of one man. Banned from classrooms by Israel´s Ministry of Education, Dorit Rabinyan´s remarkable novel contains multitudes. A bold portrayal of the strains-and delights-of a forbidden relationship, All the Rivers (published in Israel as Borderlife) is a love story and a war story, a New York story and a Middle East story, an unflinching foray into the forces that bind us and divide us. ´´The land is the same land,´´ Hilmi reminds Liat. ´´In the end all the rivers flow into the same sea.´´ Praise for All the Rivers ´´Rabinyan´s book is a sort of Romeo and Juliet, a forbidden love affair between a Jewish girl from Tel Aviv and a Palestinian boy from Hebron. . . . [A] beautiful novel.´´-The Guardian ´´A fine, subtle, and disturbing study of the ways in which public events encroach upon the private lives of those who attempt to live and love in peace with each other, and, impossibly, with a riven and irreconcilable world.´´-John Banville, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea ´´I´m with Dorit Rabinyan. Love, not hate, will save us. Hatred sows hatred, but love can break down barriers.´´-Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature ´´Astonishing . . . [a] precise and elegant love story, drawn with the finest of lines.´´-Amos Oz ´´Rabinyan´s writing reflects the honesty and modesty of a true artisan.´´-Haaretz ´´Because the novel strikes the right balance between the personal and the political, and because of her ability to tell a suspenseful and satisfying story, we decided to award Dorit Rabinyan´s [All the Rivers] the 2015 Bernstein Prize.´´-From the 2015 Bernstein Prize judges´ decision ´´[All the Rivers] ought to be read like J. M. Coetzee or Toni Morrison-from a distance in order to get close.´´-Walla! ´´Beautiful and sensitive . . . a human tale of rapprochement and separation . . . a noteworthy human and literary achievement.´´-Makor Rishon ´´A captivating (and heartbreaking) gem, written in a spectacular style, with a rich, flowing, colorful and addictive language.´´-Motke ´´A great novel of love and peace.´´-La Stampa ´´A novel that truly speaks to the heart.´´-Corriere della Sera