Olivia Lockhart-Griffin recently had quite a shock. Her daughter, Justine, and her husband, Seth, lost their business, The Lighthouse restaurant; to arson. The investigation continues. The prime suspect is a young ex-employee named Anson Butler, who disappeared right after the fire. So Justine and Seth are trying to make plans and sort out their future. Thankfully, they have a lot of good things in their lives, including Leif, their adorable son, and their lovely house at 6 Rainier Drive.
MI6's Head of Station in Turkey is killed in a mysterious plane crash. Amelia Levene, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, wants the incident investigated; quickly and quietly. The only man she can trust is Thomas Kell, a disgraced spy searching for redemption. Kell's search for the mole takes him from London, to Greece, and into Eastern Europe. But when Kell is betrayed by those closest to him, the stakes become personal.
Blaise is a famous anchor on morning news and a legend in her field. In order to rise to the top, she had to place her blind daughter, Salima, in a boarding school. When tragedy hits, Salima is forced to move in with Blaise. They both have to contend with a new caretaker who has little patience for indulging Salima's handicap. Blaise can't deny that Salima seems to be improving under Simon's supervision, while his movie star looks and attempts at real friendship become difficult to ignore.
Kurt Wallander move into a dream home with his girlfriend for a new start for the both of them. Wallander's dog unearths a skeleton buried under fruit trees in the back yard. It's a girl that was murdered 10 years ago. Wallander tries to solve the case as quickly as possible. At the same time a disembodied arm is found washed up on the beach at Ystad and he finds himself investigating two cases, years apart.
A murder... . . . a tragic accident... . . . or just parents behaving badly? What's indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She's funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yoga new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline's youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline's teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline's ex-husband over her. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn't be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.
Tsukuru Tazaki's life was irreparably changed when his relationships with his high school best friends became severed during Tsukuru's college days. Now at 35, Tsukuru's girlfriend Sara suggested to Tsukuru to go and talk to these high school friends in person to mend the relationships, and to discover the real reason behind the friends' decision to reject Tsukuru. Tsukuru visited his friends in Nagoya and Finland one by one, and uncovers the real reason as to why their relations were broken off.
In the mountains of Oaxaca, a major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world, trapping a tour group in the jungle with a dangerous predator with a secret to protect. With her only resource her determination to live, single mother Eve must fight a dangerous foe and survive against incredible odds--if she's to make it back home alive.
Teenage half sisters Eva and Iris are disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star, and Eva, the sidekick, journey across 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris's ambitions take the sisters from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island.
Brooklyn is thrilled to be appearing on the hit TV show This Old Attic as a rare-book expert. Her first subject is a very valuable first-edition copy. Its owner, Vera, is eager to have her recondition it for resale. A furious man viciously accosts Brooklyn, claiming that Vera found the first edition at his garage sale, and he wants it back. In the days that follow, many violent incidents occur on the set, and she is almost killed, leaving her and her security expert boyfriend, Derek, shaken.
In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: the Soviet Union.
In Blind spots, leading business ethicists Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel examine the ways we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without meaning to. Analyzing past and present ethics scandals--including the financial market crash, the collapse of Enron, the defective Ford Pinto, and the Challenger space shuttle disaster--the authors investigate the nature of ethical failures in the business world and beyond and the reasons that traditional approaches to ethics have failed. They argue that scandals will continue to emerge unless such approaches take into the account the psychology of individuals faced with ethical dilemmas.
A captivating biography of the eccentric author, filmmaker, and innovator, L. Frank Baum. Enchanting generations of fans, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, first published in 1900, was written by a man whose life was nearly as adventurous as his heroine Dorothy's legendary trip. Ambitious and always drawn to the unconventional, L. Frank Baum was not just the author of more than sixty books; he was at the forefront of moving picture technology and championed women's rights. A unique celebration of Baum's life, The Real Wizard of Oz explores the eventful times in which Baum lived (1856-1919), which influenced nearly every aspect of the Oz tales -- from the Civil War to Hollywood (which was emerging as a mecca for creative hopefuls) to the gulf between America's heartland, with its tornado alleys and its cities teeming with 'Tin Man' factory workers. Baum, who died in 1919, two decades before MGM recreated his vision in eyepopping Technicolor, was a remarkable entrepreneur. He also developed the story for Broadway and created The Oz Film Manufacturing Company, convinced that he had found the perfect medium for children's stories -- an audacious idea that made him a laughingstock among film distributors. Capturing the origins of an enterprise that continues to reach lucrative new heights -- most recently with the smash success of Wicked -- this audio book is a lively tour of a fascinating era and its most intriguing storyteller.