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Author : Kamila Shamsie
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-08-15
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 073521770X
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“Ingenious… Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I’ve read in a novel this century.” —The New York Times WINNER OF THE 2018 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION FINALIST FOR THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?


Author : Julie Summers
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 2015-09-01
Page : 384
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780143108450
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Soon to be a PBS Masterpiece series starring Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Cranford) Away from the frontlines of World War II, in towns and villages across Great Britain, ordinary women were playing a vital role in their country's war effort. As members of the Women's Institute, an organization with a presence in a third of Britain's villages, they ran canteens and knitted garments for troops, collected tons of rosehips and other herbs to replace medicines that couldn't be imported, and advised the government on issues ranging from evacuee housing to children's health to postwar reconstruction. But they are best known for making jam: from produce they grew on every available scrap of land, they produced twelve million pounds of jam and preserves to feed a hungry nation. Home Fires, Julie Summers's fascinating social history of the Women's Institute during the war (when its members included the future Queen Elizabeth II along with her mother and grandmother), provides the remarkable and inspiring true story behind the upcoming PBS Masterpiece series that will be sure to delight fans of Call the Midwife and Foyle's War. Through archival material and interviews with current and former Women's Institute members, Home Fires gives us an intimate look at life on the home front during World War II.


Author : S Block
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-05-15
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1499861648
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In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes in the village, every one of their lives will change forever . . . Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Granchester and Foyles War. If you adore the novels of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costello and Daisy Styles then this is an unmissable series for you. In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes into the village, every one of their lives will change for ever . . . Frances struggles as her factory is shut down and her husband's secret child arrives at her door. Pat received a respite when her abusive husband went to cover the war, but now he's home . . . Newlyweds Teresa and Nick come under tremendous pressure due to the secret Teresa hides. Meanwhile, the life of the Campbell family is devastated as a serious illness runs its course, and Alison finds new purpose in helping the influx of strangers to the village. Through it all the Women's Institute provides support and camaraderie. But is their combined strength enough to get them through the war? Don't miss the return to Great Paxford in October 2018. Search 9781785764295. What you are saying about Keep the Home Fires Burning: 'I'd put it on par with Call the Midwife . . . great characters and a strong story . . .' 'Love, love, love this book!!!' 'Beautiful, nuanced characters . . . you'll find yourself laughing and crying along with everyone in Great Paxford' 'It is so warm, pulling you into the lives of these strong courageous women, sharing their deepest fears and highest joys . . . Wonderfully compelling' 'Read it all in one sitting. I can hardly wait for the next instalment' 'An excellent story' 'I absolutely adore these books' 'I have enjoyed these books immensely' 'I feel like I actually know the Great Paxford community and their struggles. So looking forward to the next book' 'Has me sitting on the edge of my seat' 'Several scenes brought tears to both my husband and my eyes . . .' 'Wonderful story, great characterisations and full of personal valour!' 'Could not stop reading . . . you feel such empathy with the characters and the storylines are so gripping and involve the reader emotionally' 'This story just gets more interesting' 'Absolutely brilliant book, couldn't put it down' 'Can't wait for the next book' 'Well-rounded, diverse and complex characters' 'Wasn't sure it would be as good as TV, but was I wrong . . . couldn't put it down' 'Totally wonderful in every way' 'Loved it, couldn't put it down' 'I can't wait to read the next book' 'Excellent' 'Looking forward to the next instalment already' 'Love reading about these characters and their storylines. Five stars' 'Savouring every scene' 'I highly recommend this book and I am anxiously looking forward to the next book!' 'I just love this book' 'Brilliant' 'I can't wait to read the next book' 'Loved the TV series. Loved the book' 'I just want more and more'


Author : Julie Summers
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-02-28
Page : 368
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 085720047X
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The compelling true story that inspired the hugely successful major ITV drama series HOME FIRES – now in its second season. The Second World War was the WI's finest hour. The whole of its previous history - two decades of educating, entertaining and supporting women and campaigning on women's issues - culminated in the enormous collective responsibility felt by the members to 'do their bit' for Britain. With all the vigour, energy and enthusiasm at their disposal, a third of a million country women set out to make their lives and the lives of those around them more bearable in what they described as 'a period of insanity'. Through archive material and interviews with many WI members, Julie Summers takes us behind the scenes, revealing their nitty-gritty approach to the daily problems presented by the conflict. Jambusters is the fascinating story of how the Women's Institute pulled rural Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.


Author : Elizabeth Day
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2013-11-12
Page : 256
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1620403552
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A stunning portrait of a family bookended by war, Home Fires explores the legacy of loss, the strictures of class, and the long road to redemption. Max Weston, twenty-one and a newly commissioned lance corporal, leaves home for his first posting in central Africa. Fiercely patriotic and a natural leader, he is eager to make a difference. He never comes back. His parents, Caroline and Andrew, are devastated by the death of their only child. Their grief threatens to overwhelm their marriage until the empty space between them is filled by the arrival of Andrew's ninety-eight-year-old mother, Elsa. Always elegant, cutting and critical of Caroline, the old woman is now disabled and disoriented. As she lies in the spare room, the past unspools in Elsa's mind, loosening fragments of her anxious childhood with her mercurial father, who returned from the Great War a changed man. Under one roof, the Westons come to understand each other in new ways, and the domestic stories of multiple generations coalesce into a potent exploration of the legacies of war and love.


Author : Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Publisher : Sphere
Release : 2016-02-02
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780751556315
Description :


The year is 1915, and the war is raging on . . . The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all and as 1915 begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life. Diana, the eldest Hunter daughter, sees her fiance off to the Front but doesn't expect such coldness from her future mother-in-law. David's battalion is almost ready to be sent to the Front, but how will Beattie's fragile peace of mind endure? Below stairs, Ethel, the under housemaid, is tired of having her beaux go off to war so she deliberately sets her sights on a man who works on the railway, believing he won't be allowed to volunteer. Eric turns out to be decent, honest and he genuinely cares about Ethel - is this the man who could give her a new life? The Hunters, their servants and their neighbours soon realise that war is not just for the soldiers, but it's for everyone to win, and every new atrocity that is reported bolsters British determination: this is a war that must be won at all costs. Keep the Home Fires Burning is the second book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1915, this is an evocative, authentic and wonderfully depicted drama featuring the Hunter family and their servants.


Author : Luanne Rice
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2005-04-26
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553588273
Description :


In the wake of tragedy, Anne Davis abandons her jet-set lifestyle to return to the house where she grew up to spend a harsh New England winter hoping to find healing and solace and holding on to the precious memories of her child and her life with her husband. Reissue.


Author : Donald R. Katz
Publisher : Perennial
Release : 1993
Page : 619
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780060995027
Description :


The bestselling, masterful account of one American family's passage through the turbulent landscape of the postwar era, 1945-1990, illuminating the interplay between private life and the profound cultural changes of the times.


Author : Belinda J. Davis
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2003-06-19
Page : 368
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0807860611
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Challenging assumptions about the separation of high politics and everyday life, Belinda Davis uncovers the important influence of the broad civilian populace--particularly poorer women--on German domestic and even military policy during World War I. As Britain's wartime blockade of goods to Central Europe increasingly squeezed the German food supply, public protests led by "women of little means" broke out in the streets of Berlin and other German cities. These "street scenes" riveted public attention and drew urban populations together across class lines to make formidable, apparently unified demands on the German state. Imperial authorities responded in unprecedented fashion in the interests of beleaguered consumers, interceding actively in food distribution and production. But officials' actions were far more effective in legitimating popular demands than in defending the state's right to rule. In the end, says Davis, this dynamic fundamentally reformulated relations between state and society and contributed to the state's downfall in 1918. Shedding new light on the Wilhelmine government, German subjects' role as political actors, and the influence of the war on the home front on the Weimar state and society, Home Fires Burning helps rewrite the political history of World War I Germany.


Author : Elizabeth Day
Publisher : Fourth Estate
Release : 2018-04-05
Page : 256
Category : Great Britain
ISBN 13 : 9780008221737
Description :


A stunning, delicate portrait of a family bookended by war, Home Fires explores the legacy of loss, the strictures of class and the long road to redemption.


Author : Margaret Maron
Publisher : Grand Central Pub
Release : 2000
Page : 273
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780446608107
Description :


While campaigning, judge and occasional sleuth Deborah Knott joins forces with exBlack Panther Wallace Adderly to discover who is responsible for the fiery destruction of two AfricanAmerican churchesone of which caused the death of a young man. Reprint.


Author : Fiona Lowe
Publisher : Fiona Lowe
Release : 2020-09-14
Page : 450
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
Description :


For fans of Liane Moriarty comes a story of a community in crisis from best-selling Australian author Fiona Lowe. When a deadly wildfire tears through small town Myrtle, nestled along Australia’s breathtaking Great Ocean Road, the town’s buildings — and the lives of its residents — are left as smoldering ash. Eighteen months later, Myrtle stands restored, shiny and new. But is the outside polish just a veneer? For four women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships. Julie thinks tourism could bring some financial stability to their town and soon prods Claire, Bec and Sophie into joining her women’s support group. But the scars of trauma run deep. As family secrets and town lies emerge, and each woman faces the damage the wildfire wrought, a shocking truth will emerge that will shake the town to its newly rebuilt foundations… With her sharp eye for human flaws, bestselling author Fiona Lowe writes an evocative, page-turning tale of everyday people fighting for themselves, their families and their town. See for yourself; read Home Fires today.


Author : S. Block
Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Release : 2017-10-19
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 178576361X
Description :


Perfect for fans Rosie Clarke and Annie Groves, comes a novel that will delight everyone that loved Call the Midwife and Foyle's War. The first in a fabulous new series from the creator of ITV smash-hit Home Fires. In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes into the village, every one of their lives will change for ever . . . Frances Barden, Chair of Great Paxford's Women's Institue, feels it's her role to lead the community. But as her factory is shut down and her husband's secret child arrives at her door, she finds she'll need the support of every woman in the WI. Luckily she has Pat Simms, Erica Campbell and Steph Farrow to turn to. But as the war escalates, each woman finds herself facing challenges she never expected and threats she couldn't have imagined. When a plane crashes in the heart of their village, every one of their lives will change for ever. Will their combined strength be enough to get them through the war? Keep the Home Fires Burning is also available as a four-part ebook serial that begins with Part One: Spitfire Down!. Look out for the second book in this fabulous series coming in 2018. Search 9781785764301. What you are saying about Keep the Home Fires Burning: 'I'd put it on par with Call the Midwife . . . great characters and a strong story . . .' 'Love, love, love this book!!!' 'Beautiful, nuanced characters . . . you'll find yourself laughing and crying along with everyone in Great Paxford' 'It is so warm, pulling you into the lives of these strong courageous women, sharing their deepest fears and highest joys . . . Wonderfully compelling' 'Read it all in one sitting. I can hardly wait for the next instalment' 'An excellent story' 'I absolutely adore these books' 'I have enjoyed these books immensely' 'I feel like I actually know the Great Paxford community and their struggles. So looking forward to the next book' 'Has me sitting on the edge of my seat' 'Several scenes brought tears to both my husband and my eyes . . .' 'Wonderful story, great characterisations and full of personal valour!' 'Could not stop reading . . . you feel such empathy with the characters and the storylines are so gripping and involve the reader emotionally' 'This story just gets more interesting' 'Absolutely brilliant book, couldn't put it down' 'Can't wait for the next book' 'Well-rounded, diverse and complex characters' 'Wasn't sure it would be as good as TV, but was I wrong . . . couldn't put it down' 'Totally wonderful in every way' 'Loved it, couldn't put it down' 'I can't wait to read the next book' 'Excellent' 'Looking forward to the next instalment already' 'Love reading about these characters and their storylines. Five stars' 'Savouring every scene' 'I highly recommend this book and I am anxiously looking forward to the next book!' 'I just love this book' 'Brilliant' 'I can't wait to read the next book' 'Loved the TV series. Loved the book' 'I just want more and more'


Author : Lisa Hartley
Publisher : Detective Catherine Bishop
Release : 2020-09
Page : 320
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781800321335
Description :



Author : Gene Wolfe
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2011-01-18
Page : 304
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781429991582
Description :


Gene Wolfe takes us to a future North America at once familiar and utterly strange. A young man and woman, Skip and Chelle, fall in love in college and marry, but she is enlisted in the military, there is a war on, and she must serve her tour of duty before they can settle down. But the military is fighting a war with aliens in distant solar systems, and her months in the service will be years in relative time on Earth. Chelle returns to recuperate from severe injuries, after months of service, still a young woman but not necessarily the same person—while Skip is in his forties and a wealthy businessman, but eager for her return. Still in love (somewhat to his surprise and delight), they go on a Caribbean cruise to resume their marriage. Their vacation rapidly becomes a complex series of challenges, not the least of which are spies, aliens, and battles with pirates who capture the ship for ransom. There is no writer in SF like Gene Wolfe and no SF novel like Home Fires. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author : Kamila Shamsie
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2011-06-06
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 140882597X
Description :


Fourteen years ago Aasmaani's mother Samina, a blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to believe she is dead and still dreams of her glorious return. Now grown up and living in Karachi, Aasmaani receives what could be the longed-for proof that her mother is still alive. As she comes closer to the truth she is also irresistibly drawn to Ed, her ally and sparring partner, and the only person who can understand the profound hurt - and the profound love - that drives her.


Author : Rachel Showalter Schrock
Lester Miller
Publisher :
Release : 1998-01-01
Page : 258
Category : Christian life
ISBN 13 : 9780739901267
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Author : S Block
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-05-15
Page : 80
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1499861605
Description :


In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When a plane crashes in the village, every one of their lives will change forever . . . PART ONE in a FOUR-PART ebook serial from the creator of ITV's smash hit series, Home Fires. Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Granchester and Foyles War. If you adore the novels of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costello and Daisy Styles then this is an unmissable series for you. 1940, Great Paxford, Cheshire. In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strive to protect the Home Front. When a spitfire crashes in their village, every one of their lives will change forever . . . Frances Barden thought the day her husband died would be her darkest day, but as her factory is shut down and her husband's secret child arrives at her door, she learns her greatest challenge is only just beginning. Pat Simms received a respite when her abusive husband went to war, but now he's home Pat doesn't know who to turn to . . . Newlyweds Teresa and Nick should be happy, but the plane crash on their wedding day may just be the start of their troubles. Meanwhile, the life of the Campbell family will never be the same following a terrible tragedy. Through it all the Women's Institute provides support and camaraderie. But is their combined strength enough to get them through the war? Enjoy one ebook episode a month starting in July or own the complete novel in ebook in October or paperback in January. Don't miss the next instalment in this compelling series. Keep the Home Fires Burning - Part 2: A Woman's Work . . . is out now! Search 978178576357


Author : Lisa Hartley
Publisher : Canelo
Release : 2020-09-24
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1800321171
Description :


A single spark can start a blaze... DS Catherine Bishop's life was thrown into turmoil by one of the most brutal cases of her career, and she is still dealing with the aftermath. But her own trauma must be put aside when she is called to a horrific scene of domestic violence – and murder. The investigation brings intense scrutiny for a police department already overwhelmed by the crimes of an arsonist hellbent on destruction. And as Catherine learns about the victims, it leads to more questions than answers. By the time the puzzle pieces fall into place, Catherine will once more have come dangerously close to risking everything. Does she still have what it takes to bring a killer to justice – or will her demons prove the ruin of Catherine after all? Don't miss this stunning return of your favourite female police sergeant! A crime thriller that fans of L. J. Ross and Simon McCleave will love.


Author : S Block
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-05-15
Page : 80
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1499861613
Description :


In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an plane crashes in the village, every one of their lives will change forever . . . PART TWO in a brand new FOUR-PART ebook serial from the creator of ITV's smash hit series, Home Fires. The story continues . . . The women of Great Paxford are no strangers to hardship, but as the war progresses they encounter challenges they never imagined. Pat Simms found a moment of happiness, but her husband's scheming brought that to an end. Yet Pat can't help but hope for another chance. Teresa thought all her troubles would disappear when she married Nick, but chance encounters with a young pilot leave her torn and conflicted. Still reeling from the death of her husband, Frances Barden worries she's made the wrong choice in sending her young ward away. Anything could happen to a boy at war time . . . And all the while the Campbell family struggle to hold their family together as illness takes a toll. Don't miss a minute of this enthralling new series. Keep the Home Fires Burning - Part One: Spitfire Down! is available now. Search 9781785763564. Ready for the next instalment? Keep the Home Fires Burning - Part Three: Strangers Amongst Us is out now! Search 9781785763588. Perfect for fans of Call the Midwife, Granchester and Foyles War. If you adore the novels of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costello and Daisy Styles then this is an unmissable series for you.