Shamed by Linda Castillo

Shamed by Linda Castillo

Shamed: A Kate Burkholder Novel
by Linda Castillo

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ShamedIn this gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, a devastating murder exposes an Amish family’s tortured past. The peaceful town of Painters Mill is shattered when an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered on an abandoned farm. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder arrives on the scene, she learns that the woman’s seven-year-old granddaughter is gone, abducted in plain sight. Kate knows time is against her?the longer the girl is missing, the less likely her safe return becomes. The girl’s family is a pillar of the Amish community, well-respected by all. But Kate soon realizes they’re keeping secrets?and the sins of their past may be coming back to haunt them. What are they hiding and why? Kate’s investigation brings her to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river, a community where family is everything and tradition is upheld with an iron fist. But the killer is close behind, drawing more victims into a twisted game of revenge. Left behind at each new crime scene are cryptic notes that lead Kate to a haunting and tragic secret. What she uncovers threatens to change everything she thought she knew about the family she’s fighting for, the Amish community as a whole?and her own beliefs. As time to find the missing girl runs out, Kate faces a harrowing choice that will test her convictions and leave one family forever changed.

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Much Ado About Nutmeg By Sarah Fox

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***Wedding bells are in the air—along with the aroma of maple syrup—in the latest Pancake House Mystery. But a series of murders threatens to spoil everyone’s appetite. . .***
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Between tourist season, planning her beach wedding, and running her pancake house, the Flip Side, Marley McKinney is busier than ever. On top of that, one of her regulars is competing in Wildwood Cove’s Golden Oldies Games—a sporting event for athletes 50 and over—and Marley wants to cheer her on. Everything’s running as smooth as batter—until sports reporter Yvonne Pritchard stirs up a triple batch of trouble . . .

Yvonne has one admirer in town—Ed Herman—but she has many more enemies, from a disgruntled coach to an athlete she once shamed on social media. So when a body washes up on shore, and it’s no accident, it’s not a complete surprise Yvonne is the victim. And when Ed asks Marley to use her sleuthing skills to solve the crime, she’ll have to squeeze in time between squeezing into wedding dresses. Then a second victim turns up, and Marley will have to work at high speed to stop a killer from piling up bodies faster than she can whip up a tall stack . . .
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**Includes pancake recipes right from the Flip Side menu! **
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**Praise for Sarah Fox’s* Wine and Punishment***
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* *“Readers will cheer this brisk, literate addition to the world of small-town cozies.”**
**— *Kirkus Reviews ** *
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** “Hits all the right notes—a unique setting, friends and family, an intriguing mystery, and even the promise of romance.” **
** —Sofie Ryan, *New York Times* bestselling author of the Second Chance Cat mysteries.
“Draws readers into the fold of suspects in Shady Creek and doesn’t let go until the culprit is uncovered. There are laugh-out-loud moments, hold-your-breath moments, and moments when you’ll think you have the mystery figured out, but the surprises keep coming!” **
** — *USA Today* bestselling author Amy M. Reade ****
### About the Author
Sarah Fox was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels or working as a legal writer, she is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English springer spaniel. Visit her at authorsarahfox.com.
Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career, and has over four hundred titles to her credit.




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Lectures on Shakespeare By W. H. Auden

Lectures on Shakespeare By W. H. Auden

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**From one of the great modern writers, the acclaimed lectures in which he draws on a lifetime of experience to take the measure of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets** “W. H. Auden, poet and critic, will conduct a course on Shakespeare at the New School for Social Research beginning Wednesday. Mr. Auden . . . proposes to read all Shakespeare’s plays in chronological order.” So the *New York Times* reported on September 27, 1946, giving notice of a rare opportunity to hear one of the century’s great poets discuss at length one of the greatest writers of all time. Reconstructed by Arthur Kirsch, these lectures offer remarkable insights into Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets while also adding immeasurably to our understanding of Auden. **
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After transplanting himself from England to the United States in 1939, W.H. Auden immediately became a kind of academic knight-errant, teaching at five different schools in as many years. Little evidence survives of most of these gigs. But in 1946, Auden gave a course on Shakespeare at Manhattan’s New School, and luckily, several of the students attending took maniacally assiduous notes. Now Arthur Kirsch has collated the whole batch–and, one assumes, done some major nip-and-tuck work on this textual nightmare. The result is an insightful, eccentric, and perhaps essential slice of Bardolatry, which tells us as much about Auden as his subject. Nobody can accuse Auden of parroting the party line on this greatest of English writers. In one of the nuttier moments in the lecture series, in fact, he expressed his distaste for *The Merry Wives of Windsor* by declining to say a word about it–instead he simply played a recording of Verdi’s *Falstaff* for the perplexed audience. Elsewhere his tendency was to view Shakespeare’s creations as flesh-and-blood characters rather than poetic constructs: “If Antony and Cleopatra have a more tragic fate than we do, that is because they are far more successful than we are, not because they are essentially different.” He’s harder pressed to locate any success stories in *Julius Ceasar* : the protagonist strikes him as a fading despot, Octavius is “a very cold fish,” and Cassius “a choleric man–a General Patton.” And sometimes, as in this discussion of Falstaff’s role in the double-decker *Henry IV* , Auden spins off his own freestanding riffs, which amount to short prose poems on Shakespearean themes:
> A fat man looks like a cross between a very young child and a pregnant mother. The Greeks thought of Narcissus as a slender youth, but I think they were wrong. I see him as a middle-aged man with a corporation, for, however ashamed he may be of displaying it in public, in private a man with a belly loves it dearly–it may be an unprepossessing child to look at, but he’s borne it all by himself. Auden would return to the Bard’s terrain many times in his career, most notably in “The Sea and the Mirror.” But for sheer penetration and puckish humor, *Lectures on Shakespeare* is hard to beat, and demonstrates that for all their differences, both the speaker and his subject had a crucial thing in common–what Auden calls “a fabulously good taste for words.” *–James Marcus*
### From Publishers Weekly
Given in 1946 at Manhattan’s New School for Social Research, Auden’s casually erudite, somewhat idiosyncratic lectures on Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets may have been lost in manuscript but were not lost on members of his audience, several of whom took detailed enough notes for U.Va. Shakespeare scholar Kirsch to reconstruct the talks. Having already taught Shakespeare at several other American colleges and universities, Auden treats the plays with considerable familiarity, cutting down their characters to human size, sometimes even gossiping about them. This approach works better with the comedies, histories and “problem plays” than with the tragedies, which Auden generally finds less satisfying. “It is embarrassing to talk for an hour or an hour and half about great masterpieces,” he complains before his self-assured lecture on the dramatic difficulties of King LearAa work he considers “perfectly easy to understand.” In a sense, the detached formalist in Auden is most in tune with the late romances, since these have the most distilled characterizations, simplified plots and technical mastery of verse. Ultimately, when a poet of Auden’s rank takes on a subject as lofty as Shakespeare, there are just as many revelations about the former’s preoccupations as insights into the latter. Auden’s references to T.S. Eliot, Kierkegaard and Mozart uncover more about his own interests in Christianity and opera than Shakespeare’s themes and language. Such digressive allusions didn’t reduce these accessible lectures’ popularity in their time, nor will they now that Auden’s survey of the Bard has been recovered and translated into book form. (Jan.)
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These Days of Ours By Juliet Ashton

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***** From the acclaimed author of ebook bestseller *The Sunday Lunch Club* ***
This is a beautiful novel about what happens when the person you love cannot be yours, perfect for fans of Rowan Coleman, Jane Green and David Nicholls. **

** Kate **and** Becca **are cousins and best friends. They have grown up together and shared all the most important milestones in their lives: childhood birthday parties, eighteenth birthdays, and now a wedding day as they each marry their childhood sweethearts, Charlie and Julian.

Kate has always loved ** Charlie **- they were meant to be. Then she discovers that life never turns out quite how you expect it to. And love doesn’t always follow the journey it should.** But best friends are forever, and true love will find a way, won’t it…? **

** Praise for Juliet Ashton **

‘Gloriously and irresistibly romantic, I devoured  *These Days of Ours* in a single sitting. There’s not just one compelling love story here but two; the twenty-year love story of Kate and Charlie, and also the lifelong friendship between Kate and her cousin Becca. It’s ** like *One Day *with all the additional trials and tribulations of female **friendship’ HANNAH BECKERMAN

‘Juliet Ashton dramatises the landmarks of a young woman’s life with an irresistible lightness of touch. ** Warm, witty and surprising’ **LOUISE CANDLISH

‘A delicious story of love and loss that had me ** utterly entranced **. It made me laugh and it made me weep, but most of all it made me relish the warmth of the human heart’ KATE FURNIVALL

** ‘Funny, original and wise’ **KATIE FFORDE

** ‘Cecelia Ahern fans will love this **poignant yet witty romance’ *SUNDAY MIRROR*

‘You’ll laugh and cry your way through this ** original and touching* *love story’* CLOSER*
***** Pre-order Juliet Ashton’s brand new novel,** * **The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen ** ** *, publishing in December 2019, now! ****** *
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‘Gloriously and irresistibly romantic, I devoured *These Days of Ours* in a single sitting. There’s not just one compelling love story here but two; the twenty-year love story of Kate and Charlie, and also the lifelong friendship between Kate and her cousin Becca. It’s like *One Day* with all the additional trials and tribulations of female friendship’ (Hannah Beckerman )
‘Juliet Ashton dramatises the landmarks of a young woman’s life with an irresistible lightness of touch. Warm, witty and surprising’ (Louise Candlish )
‘A delicious story of love and loss that had me utterly entranced. It made me laugh and it made me weep, but most of all it made me relish the warmth of the human heart’ (Kate Furnivall )
‘Heart-felt, heart-breaking but ultimately heart-warming. Juliet Ashton has written the romance of the year’ (Chrissie Manby )
‘This story is beautiful, funny and unashamedly full of love’ (Heat)
‘A terrific tale of loving someone that can’t be yours’ (New Magazine)
### About the Author
Juliet Ashton was born in Fulham and still lives in London. She writes under a variety of names, including her real name, Bernadette Strachan, and as Claire Sandy. She is married and has one daughter. Find out more at www.berniestrachan.com




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Misjustice By Helena Kennedy

Misjustice By Helena Kennedy

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Misjustice: How British Law Is Failing Women By Helena Kennedy

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**Two women a week are killed by a spouse or partner.** **Every seven minutes a woman is raped. Now is the time for change.**
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* *‘Fascinating and chilling’ Caroline Criado Perez, bestselling author of* Invisible Women ** *Helena Kennedy, one of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights, examines the pressing new evidence that women are being discriminated against when it comes to the law. From the shocking lack of female judges to the scandal of female prisons and the double discrimination experienced by BAME women, Kennedy shows with force and fury that change for women must start at the heart of what makes society just.* *‘An unflinching look at women in the justice system… an important book because it challenges acquiescence to everyday sexism and inspires change’* The Times, **Books of the Year ** *** **
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“Stimulating and scary” – Jeanette Winterson – Guardian
“An excellent and forensic takedown… fascinating and chilling… women are being let down wholesale by a justice system designed with men in mind. And almost the worst thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way” – Caroline Criado-Perez – Guardian
“An unflinching look at women in the justice system… an important book because it challenges acquiescence to everyday sexism and inspires change” – Kirsty Brimelow – The Times, **Books of the Year**
“Passionate and persuasive proof that equal justice is an ideal yet to be achieved. Drawing upon her outstanding career at the defence Bar and of leading reform in Parliament, Helena Kennedy eloquently urges an end to the discrimination and dehumanisation that women suffer in the courts, and in their lives” – Geoffrey Robertson QC –
“Helena Kennedy has written a chilling exposé of how the law has historically failed women. Taking no prisoners, Kennedy outlines the damage we must undo, and the changes we must make. *Eve was Shamed* is a necessary book for the #MeToo era” – Amanda Foreman –
### About the Author
**Helena Kennedy** is one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers and public figures. She is a regular broadcaster, journalist, and lecturer and throughout her career has focused on giving voice to those who have least power in the system, championing civil liberties and civil rights. Her 1992 book *Eve Was Framed* led to a number of key reforms for women and was followed in 2004 by *Just Law*. She was the Master of Mansfield College, University of Oxford, from 2011 to 2018, and was awarded a life peerage in 1997.




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Twenty-One Truths About Love By Matthew Dicks

Twenty-One Truths About Love By Matthew Dicks

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“Radical, extraordinary, and profoundly human.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid

1. Daniel Mayrock loves his wife Jill…more than anything.
2. Dan quit his job and opened a bookshop.
3. Jill is ready to have a baby.
4. Dan is scared; the bookshop isn’t doing well. Financial crisis is imminent.
5. Dan hasn’t told Jill about their financial trouble. He’s ashamed.
6. Then Jill gets pregnant.

This heartfelt story is about the lengths one man will go to and the risks he will take to save his family. But Dan doesn’t just want to save his failing bookstore and his family’s finances—he wants to become someone.

1. Dan wants to do something special.
2. He’s a man who is tired of feeling ordinary.
3. He’s sick of feeling like a failure.
4. Of living in the shadow of his wife’s deceased first husband.

Dan is also an obsessive list maker, and his story unfolds entirely in his lists, which are brimming with Dan’s hilarious sense of humor, unique world-view, and deeply personal thoughts. When read in full, his lists paint a picture of a man struggling to be a man, a man who has reached a point where he’s willing to anything for the love (and soon-to-be new love) of his life.




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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls: A Novel
by Elizabeth Gilbert

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City of GirlsAN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don’t have to be a good girl to be a good person. “A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness.” – PopSugar “Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger.” -USA Today “Pairs well with a cocktail…or two.” -TheSkimm “Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are.” Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves – and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life – and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. “At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time,” she muses. “After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is.” Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

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