Kate Burkholder, the Chief of Police in a small Ohio town, grew up Amish. Her background becomes helpful to her understanding of the Amish families she must investigate in a case of murder.
Read by the author, Saturday Night Live comic David Spade’s memoir recounts his time on SNL, where he performed with Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, and Chris Farley, and looks back at the highs and lows of his long career in comedy.
This addictive novel follows three Australian women with children at the same preschool and each with their own unique set of issues. The reader is clued in from the start that someone is going to end up dead. The question is who and how?
In a locker in the Copenhagen train station, a suitcase is found containing a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive. In a desperate trek across Denmark, the woman who discovers him tries to determine who the boy is and why someone is hunting him down.
A hilarious send-up of fabulously wealthy Chinese expats living in Singapore and the obstacle course they run jockeying for position and power with old money, new money, and scheming social climbers.
Janie Jenkins was imprisoned for the murder of her mother 10 years ago. After being released from prison on a technicality, she goes undercover to track down her mother's real killer and is surprised by what she uncovers about her mother's past. A delightfully sarcastic and witty tone makes this sort-of mystery an unexpectedly fun read.
A strong-willed, plus-size teenager in a small Texas town sets out to prove that you don’t have to be a size 2 to be worthy of love. Along with some other high school misfits, she competes in the beauty pageant her mother runs, which causes some discord among the town's residents.
A fascinating and well-written memoir—read by the author—of Candice Bergen’s life in the film industry, filled with thought-provoking reflections on love, parenthood, and aging, as well as on her marriage to French filmmaker Louis Malle.
Set in 1960's London, this story follows the career of a young starlet who navigates a transformation from provincial ingenue to the star of a comedy TV series amid a constellation of memorable characters.
Beloved children’s author Judy Blume writes a story for adults based on events she herself experienced in the early 1950’s, when a series plane crashes took place in her hometown of Elizabeth, NJ. This novel features many well-developed characters whose lives are profoundly changed by the events described in the book.
American humorist David Sedaris shares his hilarious perspective on all number of things, including the perils of French dentistry, small village life in Britain, and the joys of a colonoscopy.
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an ordinary life in a small town in England, but when she takes the only job she can find—assisting a moody, wheelchair-bound young man—she finds herself quite unexpectedly falling in love. This story will stay with you for a long time even after you’re done! Coming out shortly as a major movie.
After moving to the Upper East Side of Manhattan and trying (and failing) to fit in, Wednesday Martin relied on her background in anthropology and primatology to look for answers to the puzzling “tribal” behaviors she found herself surrounded by in her strange new world.
A dark, mystery-like story of a married woman who embarks on an ill-advised (but irresistable) affair with a man she met online. Although the beginning is the stuff of dreams, it does not end well. A cautionary tale.
An elderly woman looks back over the events of her life to assess whether the truths she thought formed the basis of her existence were in fact quite different.
An inspiring memoir--read by the author--by the influential and talented fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who recounts her journey to becoming the woman she wanted to be.