THE SUMMER STORY OF THREE SISTERS, ONE RESTAURANT, AND A (POSSIBLE) GERMAN SPY World War II is coming in Europe. At least that's what Frankie Baum heard on the radio. But from her small town in Maryland, in the wilting summer heat of 1939, the war is a world away. Besides, there are too many other things to think about: first that Frankie's father up and bought a restaurant without telling anyone and now she has to help in the kitchen, peeling potatoes and washing dishes, when she'd rather be racing to Wexler's Five and Dime on her skates. Plus her favorite sister, Joanie Baloney, is away for the summer and hasn't been answering any of Frankie's letters. But when some people in town start accusing her father of being a German spy, suddenly the war arrives at Frankie's feet and she can think of nothing else. Could the rumors be true? Frankie must do some spying of her own to try to figure out her father's secrets and clear his good name. What she discovers about him surprises everyone but is nothing compared to what she discovers about the world. In a heartfelt, charming, and insightful novel that is based on true events, Shawn K. Stout weaves a story about family secrets, intolerance, and coming of age that will keep readers guessing until the end. Praise for A Tiny Piece of Sky : Through warm, funny characters, Shawn Stout builds a riveting bridge from the past that sheds light on today. Wholly memorable.Rita Williams-Garcia, Coretta Scott King Author Award winner for P.S. Be Eleven Shawn Stout's Frankie Baum is that rare creation: a character so real, so true, we don't just feel we know herwe are her. Irrepressible Frankie meets issues like prejudice and loyalty head on, in a story both highly entertaining and deeply thought-provoking. She may be #3 in her family, but she'll be #1 in the hearts of all who read this book.Tricia Springstubb, author of What Happened on Fox Street At turns hilarious, at turns heartbreaking, Shawn Stout's story shows us the damage that a whisper campaign can do to a family and a community, and at the same time shows us, each of us, a way to find our hearts. Frankie Baum is a hero from a distant time and yet a hero for all times, the kind of hero who never gets old. I loved this book from the very beginning to the very end.Kathi Appelt, author of the National Book Award finalist & Newbery Honor book The Underneath "Stout uses an archly chummy direct address at several points, successfully and humorously breaking up tension in this cleareyed look at bad behavior by society....Successfully warmhearted and child-centered." Kirkus Reviews "Through Frankie's thoughtful insights, Stout addresses injustices such as racism and xenophobia without turning didactic...the conclusion is a realistic mix of bittersweet and heartwarming." Publishers Weekly "Fans of Augusta Scattergood's Glory Be as well as those of Jeanne Birdsall's Penderwicks series will enjoy this slice of history. A so
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"Bestseller Scottoline casts an unflinching eye on the damaged world of sociopaths in this exciting thriller." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)"Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve." -"Booklist "(starred review)"A mounting-stakes actioner." -"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)"In a nail-biting stand-alone with two heart-pounding climaxes and several pulse-racing twists, Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won't let go." -"Library Journal "(starred review)Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can't turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a "person of interest" himself. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric's life? "New York Times "best selling author Lisa Scottoline's visceral thriller, "Every Fifteen Minutes, "brings you into the grip of a true sociopath and shows you how, in the quest to survive such ruthlessness, every minute counts.
From the internationally bestselling authors of Some Kind of Peace , this eBook features an original short story, Strangers, plus bonus materials, including: Extended excerpt from Some Kind of Peace , the first Siri Bergman thriller EXCLUSIVE sneak preview of More Bitter Than Death , the second Siri Bergman thriller (on sale June 18, 2013) Q&A with Camilla Grebe and sa Trff A chilling blend of psychology and murder, this heart-pounding Swedish series follows Siri Bergman, a thirty-something psychologist in central Stockholm, as she tries to heal the minds of her patientsdespite the fact that she's running from plenty of demons of her own. But the mind is a maze with many winding paths, and somehow Siri keeps finding herself venturing away from the safety of the therapist's couch . . . and onto the trail of a killer.