In the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, five girls from different backgrounds band together to form an all-girl gang. Mac and Mercy, tired of abuse from the male members of the Viper gang to which they belong, recruit three other street-smart girls to form a family who will always have each others’ backs. The Black Roses, however, are not a gang to be messed with. Mac, the self-appointed leader, is fearless, organized, and completely unemotional at dealing with any obstacle in her way. Mercy, her best friend and co-founder of the Black Roses, is tough, level-headed,
Miss Annie Andrews absolutely, positively knows that she and Arthur Eggleston are meant to be together, so much so that she - on several occasions - has tried to convince Arthur to elope. Now that her older sister is away, Annie has the perfect opportunity to run away with Arthur - except her sister left good friend, Jordon Holloway, in charge of Annie in her absence so as to avoid any type of scandal.
Dovey witnessed her best friend Carly die in one of the most violent hurricanes Savannah, Georgia has ever seen. One year later, she is being heavily medicated with mysterious white pills that arrive monthly in an unmarked glass bottle. Due to the pills, Dovey is able to cope with day-to-day activities like attending school or play practice, but feels as if she is in a dead fog and cannot remember anything beyond the time Carly died. While at a past favorite coffee shop, Dovey is positive she sees Carly, but loses her in an alley.
Nastya Kashnikov has struggled to surface for the past two years, ever since the mysterious incident that cost her everything – including her identity as an acclaimed pianist - and utterly broke her spirit. Now she just wants to put the past behind her and keep everyone at a distance. She’s doing a pretty good job of it, too, with her snark, sneering and sarcasm. Until she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the one person at her new school who seems as isolated and alone as she is, Josh Bennett. After the loss of his family, all Josh wants is
Isla has been hopelessly in love with Josh, her classmate at their boarding school in Paris, for years. When she comes face-to-face with him in a chance meeting the summer before their senior year, their relationship takes off. But when their rule-breaking gets Josh expelled, the two are forced apart to different continents. Is their relationship strong enough to hold?
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When a horrific fire destroys their modest Mumbai restaurant and steals the life of a beloved wife and Mummy, the grief-stricken Haji family emigrates from India. An extended period of mourning spent traveling throughout Europe culminates with this gregarious family opening an inexpensive Indian restaurant in the small alpine town of Lumiere, France. Cultural differences soon escalate between the Haji family and Gertrude Mallory---longtime owner of a two-star restaurant a hundred-feet across the street---leading to a terrible accident jeopardizing the health of fourteen-ye
Road Ends completes Lawson’s trilogy of work set in the remote rural landscape of Northwestern Ontario. The Cartwright’s---a sprawling dysfunctional family with seven children---reside in the small, farming community of Struan. Family patriarch and breadwinner, Edward Cartwright, is manager of the local bank. The story unfolds from multiple points of view alternating between him and the two oldest Cartwright offspring, Tom and Megan, both in their early twenties.
Daniel Pratzer is a newbie on the freshman chess team at his private school. He has made modest progress, but as a patzer (beginner), Daniel is shocked when his super-achieving co-captains ask him to participate in a special tournament. The Manhattan tournament is comprised of three father-son teams. The captains admit it’s not Daniel’s skill they’re after - it’s Daniel’s dad they want on their team. With Mr. Pratzer’s skill as a Grandmaster, they are sure they’ll win the $10,000 prize.
In the magical, artsy Pacific Northwest two teen girls live a wild, carefree life with nothing tying them down- except their devotion to each other. Beautiful, reckless Aurora is the daughter of an ex-piano prodigy and a deceased rock star, while the more cautious, introspective narrator is the daughter of a hippie witch. At one time, their mothers were best friends and the girls were raised as sisters. Now, however, Aurora’s mother spends most days in bed, suffocated by grief and heroin addiction. The girls live for the beach, music shows, sci-fi movies, and coffe
In her second novel, Valentine blends fairy tale with historical fiction by retelling Grimm’s “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” setting it in the Roaring Twenties. During the day, the Hamilton sisters are shut up in the top story of their father’s house. Ashamed of having twelve daughters and no sons, their father hides them while he waits to marry them off to advantageous matches. Some nights the girls sneak out to dance at various speakeasies around Manhattan.