New March Books on CD and MP3
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Snow child -- Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.
Theodore Rex -- tells the story of seven and a half years-years in which TR entertains, infuriates, amuses, strong-arms, and seduces the body politic into a state of almost total subservience to his will. It is not always a pretty story: one of the revelations here is that TR was hated and feared by a substantial minority of his fellow citizens. Wall Street, the white South, Western lumber barons, even his own Republican leadership in Congress strive to harness his steadily increasing power.
American dervish -- Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. When Mina finds her own path to happiness, the ember of jealousy in Hayat's heart is enflamed by the community's anti-Semitism and he acts with catastrophic consequences for those he loves most.
Hidden summit -- Sick of running into her cheery ex-husband and his new wife, Leslie Petruso accepts a job at the Virgin River branch of Haggerty Construction and takes the high road out of town. Just like Leslie, Andy Jeffries has been burned by love. But if Leslie was disppointed by her relationship going bad, Andy was decimated. He's got no time for women, although he spends an awful lot of time pretending not to notice Leslie. And she's pretty busy "ignoring" the chemistry between them. According to Andy and Leslie, they have only one thing in common--they're done with love. But everyone in Virgin River can see that things are heating up at Haggerty Construction. And as far as Paul Haggerty can tell, the best thing he can do is hang on to his hard hat and watch the sparks fly!
Immortal bird -- Doron Weber delivers an affecting, unforgettable account of his struggle to protect his remarkable son. Born with a congenital heart defect, Damon Weber proves a source of constant inspiration to his parents even as his father Doron searches relentlessly for a breakthrough to resolve a condition that seems destined to claim Damon's life. Living under this dire long-term prognosis, Damon nevertheless grows into a skilled actor--and an extraordinarily resilient human being.
Trail of the Spellmans : document #5 -- For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, P.I., might be the most normal member of her family. Yet as a number of cases pile, Izzy struggles with a bizarre assignment: trailing a woman's husband despite his apparent lack of suspicious behavior. As the questions pile up, Izzy becomes more determined than ever to get to the bottom of the situation--regardless of the consequences.
Roger Williams and the creation of the American soul : church, state, and the birth of liberty -- Barry explores the development of the fundamental ideas of church and state through the story of Roger Williams. The first to link religious freedom to individual liberty, Williams helped shape the balance of religion and politics seen in America today.
Believing the lie -- Inspector Thomas Lynley is asked by the wealthy and powerful Bernard Fairclough to investigate the drowning of Bernard's nephew, Ian. At first, the victim's death seems to be a simple accident. But evidence soon surfaces to suggest otherwise.
Before the poison -- Hollywood composer Chris Lowe mourns the death of his wife by returning home to his native Yorkshire, where he buys the desolate Kilnsgate House. Soon Chris discovers Kilnsgate's past--a man murdered 60 years ago, his wife convicted of the crime--and becomes convinced that the woman was innocent. As Chris' investigation deepens, it becomes increasingly entwined with his own search for closure.
Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity -- Annawadi is a settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are filled with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees 3a fortune beyond counting4 in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal.
Sonoma rose -- Struggling with a meager existence on a Prohibition-era farm in Southern California and devastated by the losses of four of her children to a wasting disease, Rosa flees with her surviving children after a shattering act of violence and is rescued by former love Lars, who helps her seek a cure and outmaneuver corrupt authorities.
Midnight rising -- Brown, the descendant of New England Puritans, saw slavery as a sin against America's founding principles. Unlike most abolitionists, he was willing to take up arms, and in 1859 he prepared for battle at a hideout in Maryland, joined by his teenage daughter, three of his sons, and a guerrilla band that included former slaves and a dashing spy. On October 17, the raiders seized Harpers Ferry, stunning the nation and prompting a counterattack led by Robert E. Lee. After Brown's capture, his defiant eloquence galvanized the North and appalled the South, which considered Brown a terrorist. The raid also helped elect Abraham Lincoln, who later began to fulfill Brown's dream with the Emancipation Proclamation, a measure he called "a John Brown raid, on a gigantic scale.