The Wendigo via Algernon Blackwood
The Parasite: a narrative by way of Arthur Conan Doyle
The Masque of the crimson demise via Edgar Allan Poe
'Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad' through M. R. James
The Dunwich Horror by way of H. P. Lovecraft
By Ernest Hemingway
By Janet Chapman
FOR HIM...HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER.
while an nameless letter stuns transport tycoon and proven bachelor Ben Sinclair with the scoop that he has a teenage son, he is made up our minds to make sturdy at the prior. yet Emma Sands does not belief him. the gorgeous, fiery blonde has raised her nephew within the peaceable woods of Maine when you consider that he was once 5, and simply because fifteen-year-old Michael is the spitting photo of his tall, good-looking father does not supply Ben the appropriate to march in and alter their lives perpetually. Or so she thinks, until eventually his go back mysteriously finds a deadly small-town mystery. With Michael's support, Ben will do no matter what it takes to end up to fiercely autonomous Emma that he may be the fearless protector she by no means knew she wanted...and the passionate lover she constantly suggestion she may possibly resist.
From Joan Medlicott, the nationally bestselling creator
of the loved girls of Covington sequence, comes an inspiring,
hope-filled story of a lady who reveals the braveness to begin
a trip that may bring about an entire new life.
whilst Claire Bennett's husband died, she felt directionless. Their thriving antiques enterprise and gorgeous condominium within the Hamptons, the social scene and her volunteer paintings -- all appeared empty with out Phillip. Estranged from her grownup daughter and son, Claire understands that during the depths of her middle she nonetheless mourns a negative loss from a sad coincidence years in the past.
Fleeing her stories, Claire strikes to a condominium in Florida, then hastily leaves to go to her engaged daughter in North Carolina. From the sandy shores of Boca Raton to a tiny farm tucked excessive within the Blue Ridge Mountains, Claire earnings self-awareness throughout the unforeseen kindness of strangers, and eventually forces herself to confront a few not easy truths from the prior.
discovering a pleasure in existence that has been lacking for a few years, Claire eventually reaches out to her son and daughter. And while the therapeutic of previous wounds leads her to a brand new love, Claire realizes that her travels have introduced her to a spot the place she's going to by no means back stroll alone.
By George Bancroft
By Alice Mattison
For years, following an early first marriage, Daisy Andalusia remained unmarried and loved the corporate of guys on her personal phrases, profiting from her self sufficient existence. Now in her fifties, she has remarried and settled right into a quieter existence in New Haven, Connecticut. She's devoted to a role she loves: organizing the litter of alternative people's lives. Her enterprise quickly leads her to a Yale venture learning murders in small towns. whereas her husband, an inner-city landlord, gadgets to her new curiosity, Daisy reveals herself being drawn increasingly more into the venture and toward its director, Gordon Skeetling.
When Daisy discovers an previous tabloid article with the headline "Two-Headed lady Weds males: document Says She's Twins," she deals it because the topic for her theater group's improvisational play. Over 8 transformative months, this headline will tackle an expanding importance as Daisy questions even if she will be able to actually join whatever -- a two-headed girl, a friendship, a wedding -- whereas studying extra approximately herself than she desires to know.
By Roy Morris Jr.
The sour 1876 contest among Ohio Republican governor Rutherford B. Hayes and ny Democratic governor Samuel J. Tilden is the main sensational, ethically sordid, and legally questionable presidential election in American background. the 1st on account that Lincoln's in 1860 within which the Democrats had a true probability of recapturing the White apartment, the election used to be in many ways the final conflict of the Civil conflict, because the events fought to maintain or overturn what were determined through armies simply 11 years prior.
Riding a wave of well known revulsion on the a variety of scandals of the provide management and a gradual economic system, Tilden got a few 260,000 extra votes than his opponent. yet contested returns in Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina finally ended in Hayes's being declared the winner by way of a in particular created, Republican-dominated Electoral fee after 4 stressful months of political intrigue and threats of violence. President provide took the threats heavily: he ordered armed federal troops into the streets of Washington to maintain the peace.
Morris brings to existence the entire colourful personalities and excessive drama of this so much extraordinary -- and mostly forgotten -- election. He offers bright pictures of the bachelor legal professional Tilden, a filthy rich manhattan sophisticate whose ardour for fresh govt propelled him to the very breaking point of the presidency, and of Hayes, a family members guy whose midwestern simplicity masked a crafty political brain. We commute to Philadelphia, the place the Centennial Exhibition celebrated America's business may perhaps and democratic beliefs, and to the nation's heartland, the place Republicans waged a cynical yet potent "bloody blouse" crusade to tar the Demo-crats, once more, because the get together of disunion and rebellion.
Morris dramatically recreates the suspenseful occasions of election evening, while either applicants went to mattress believing Tilden had gained, and a one-legged former Union military basic, "Devil Dan" Sickles, stumped into Republican headquarters and swiftly improvised a devious plan to subvert the election within the 3 disputed southern states. We watch Hayes outmaneuver the apparently passive Tilden and his supporters within the days following the election, and witness the late-night backroom maneuvering of celebration leaders within the nation's capital, the place democracy itself was once finally subverted and the need of the folk thwarted.
Fraud of the Century offers compelling proof that fraud through Republican vote-counters within the 3 southern states, and particularly in Louisiana, robbed Tilden of the presidency. it truly is instantly a masterful instance of political reporting and an soaking up read.