Emily Jane Brontë (1818 – 1848) was an English novelist and poet best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, which tops today’s Buffet. Now considered a classic of English literature, this gothic novel remains bold and unique, a heartbreaking tale of love, loss and vengeance.
Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell.
After the death of their mother in September 1821 from cancer, when Emily was three years old, the older sisters Maria, Elizabeth and Charlotte were sent to the Clergy Daughters’ School at Cowan Bridge, where they encountered abuse and privations later described by Charlotte in Jane Eyre. After a typhoid epidemic swept the school, the children were educated at home by their father and aunt.
Emily Brontë remains a mysterious figure because information about her is sparse, due to her solitary and reclusive nature. She does not seem to have made any friends outside her family.
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Literary Fiction > Classics
Author: Emily Brontë
Emily Brontë’s only novel, Wuthering Heights remains one of literature’s most disturbing explorations into the dark side of romantic passion. Heathcliff and Cathy believe they’re destined to love each other forever, but when cruelty and snobbery separate them, their untamed emotions literally consume them.
Set amid the wild and stormy Yorkshire moors, Wuthering Heights, an unpolished and devastating epic of childhood playmates who grow into soul mates, is widely regarded as the most original tale of thwarted desire and heartbreak in the English language.
Noble Satyr (Roxton Family Saga)
Historical Fiction > Regency
Author: Lucinda Brant
A Georgian Historical Romance.
France and England in the age of hedonism and enlightenment
A green-eyed beauty is abandoned at the court of Versailles
The predatory Comte de Salvan plots her seduction
An all-powerful adversary snatches her to safety
But is he noble savior or a satyr most despicable?
A classic romance in the tradition of Georgette Heyer, Noble Satyr pays homage to Heyer’s These Old Shades.
An Invitation to the Supernatural Life
Christian Living > Spiritual Growth
Author: Michele Perry
An Unlikely Missionary Dispels the Myth That Miracles Happen Only in Africa.
Michele Perry may be an unlikely person to start a missionary orphanage in war-torn Sudan. Born without her left hip and leg, she is no stranger to overwhelming impossibility. She’s learned from childhood to rely fully on God, who constantly surprises her–and she and her Sudanese children, more than one hundred of them, have witnessed him moving in miraculous and wondrous ways again and again.
Here she shares some of these amazing, inspiring stories. More than that, she shows how readers can genuinely, fully experience God in their everyday lives–whether in Africa or at home, wherever they are. She helps them understand what he looks like, what it means to hear his voice, what it’s like to see a vision, and how to recognize the holy in the ordinary. With these practical keys, believers will be able to open the floodgates of life-changing, supernatural encounters with God.
The Perfect Distraction (The Perfect Series, Book 1)
Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Melissa Rolka, Jenn Scranton
When Katherine “Kate” leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing. She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted. Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience. Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out. She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating. What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex. Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily?
Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her. Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her. Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive. He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love. Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future. Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful.
The Flirty Girl’s Guide to Astrological Attraction
New Age > Astrology > Horoscopes
Author: Felicity Keith
Want to know how to attract the guy you have a huge crush on? Eager to learn the best way to flirt to get his unwavering attention? Curious what his secret sexual fantasy is? These answers are at your fingertips in this fun guide. By simply learning a few components of astrology beyond the common “what’s your sign?”, a whole new level of insight into his personality is yours. And these components are easy to learn.
Knowing these few simple fundamentals of astrology is like having an unfair advantage into knowing what makes a guy tick with surprising accuracy. Not to mention, giving you specific approaches to flirting and seduction that will totally blow his socks (or boxers) right off. You just may have him thinking, and saying, “It’s like you could read my mind!”
Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Jennifer Oko
A comic satire of the influence of the psychopharmaceutical industry on American life, HEAD CASE takes Olivia and her estranged friend and roommate Polly Warner on a collision course involving ethically challenged executives, spotlight-hungry celebrities, third-rate mobsters and drug-dealing babushkas. A smart and savvy page-turner, HEAD CASE explores the meaning of personal relationships, emotional intelligence, and mental health while taking the reader on a synapse-stirring, neurotransmitting rollicking ride.
The Beginners Guide to Knitting: Learn How To Knit The Easy Way
Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Knitting
Author: Lilly Jones
Are you a New Knitter or Been Away From Your Needles for a While? This book will teach you the basics of knitting. It can also be a great refresher for more advanced knitters. This book will get you up to speed on the following:
- Proper Knitting Needle Sizes
- How to Choose Yarn
- How to Cast on Knitting
- The Most Popular Knitting Stitches
- How to Start a New Ball of Yarn
- Binding Off
- Basic Color Knitting
- How to Read a Knitting Pattern
- Seaming and Finishing
- Increases and Decreases
- Knitting in the Round
- How to Purl
- How to Use Circular Knitting Needles
- Knitting Wool
- Links to Video Instructions For How to Knit a Scarf
City of the Falling Sky (The Seckry Sequence Book 1)
Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Joseph Evans
When Seckry Sevenstars is forced out of his village by the greedy Endrin Corporation and relocated to the daunting metropolis of Skyfall City, he harbours resentment for the company and vows to get them back one day for taking away his home, his school and his friends.
Fortunately, the marvels of the city do a good job in distracting Seckry from his anger and homesickness, and it isn’t long before he’s competing at Friction (the city’s most popular multiplayer video game), slurping awe-inspiring multicoloured milkshakes, and getting butterflies on his first date.
Then, when a mysterious email asks Seckry to break into the headquarters of the Endrin Corporation and steal a container full of worms for a hefty sum of money, his anger resurfaces, and he can’t resist the revenge he promised himself.
Alone at night, Seckry creeps through the sewers whilst wondering what experiments Endrin might be doing on the worms, and emerges into the silent complex. But the worms aren’t the only thing that he finds. Staring at him through the darkness, with wide, innocent eyes, is something that makes Seckry’s heart almost stop.
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Folly and Glory: A Novel
Historical Fiction > Westerns
Author: Larry McMurtry
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
In this brilliant saga — the final volume of The Berrybender Narratives and an epic in its own right — Larry McMurtry lives up to his reputation for delivering novels with “wit, grace, and more than a hint of what might be called muscular nostalgia, fit together to create a panoramic portrait of the American West” (The New York Times Book Review).
As this finale opens, Tasmin and her family are under irksome, though comfortable, arrest in Mexican Santa Fe. Her father, the eccentric Lord Berrybender, is planning to head for Texas with his whole family and his retainers, English, American, and Native American. Tasmin, who would once have followed her husband, Jim Snow, anywhere, is no longer even sure she likes him, or knows where to go to next. Neither does anyone else — even Captain Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame, is puzzled by the great changes sweeping over the West, replacing red men and buffalo with towns and farms.
In the meantime, Jim Snow, accompanied by Kit Carson, journeys to New Orleans, where he meets up with a muscular black giant named Juppy, who turns out to be one of Lord Berrybender’s many illegitimate offspring, and in whose company they make their way back to Santa Fe. But even they are unable to prevent the Mexicans from carrying the Berrybender family on a long and terrible journey across the desert to Vera Cruz.
The Cloud Roads (The Books of the Raksura)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Martha Wells
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
Moon has spent his life hiding what he is — a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself… someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community. What this stranger doesn’t tell Moon is that his presence will tip the balance of power… that his extraordinary lineage is crucial to the colony’s survival… and that his people face extinction at the hands of the dreaded Fell! Now Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order to save and himself… and his newfound kin.
The Perfect Assassin
Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: Ward Larsen
Regularly $14.50, Today $1.99
One perfect shot will change the course of history. Christine Palmer, a young American doctor sailing solo across the Atlantic, makes an incredible discovery – a man narrowly clinging to his life in the frigid waters. But there is much more to this desperate survivor than meets the eye.David Slaton is a Kidon – a highly-trained, highly-precise, and highly-dangerous assassin. The Kidon is both the hunter and the hunted, and he and Christine are in grave danger. Will they win in this race against time?With the precision of a sharpshooter, author Ward Larsen weaves an intricate tale of espionage and intrigue.
Into the Darkest Corner
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
Catherine Bailey has been enjoying the single life long enough to know a catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell.
But what begins as flattering attentiveness and passionate sex turns into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon learns there is a darker side to Lee. His increasingly erratic, controlling behaviour becomes frightening, but no one believes her when she shares her fears. Increasingly isolated and driven into the darkest corner of her world, a desperate Catherine plans a meticulous escape.
Four years later, Lee is behind bars and Catherine—now Cathy—compulsively checks the locks and doors in her apartment, trusting no one. But when an attractive upstairs neighbour, Stuart, comes into her life, Cathy dares to hope that happiness and love may still be possible . . . until she receives a phone call informing her of Lee’s impending release. Soon after, Cathy thinks she catches a glimpse of the former best friend who testified against her in the trial; she begins to return home to find objects subtly rearranged in her apartment, one of Lee’s old tricks. Convinced she is back in her former lover’s sights, Cathy prepares to wrestle with the demons of her past for the last time.
The Forgotten Sister: Mary Bennet’s Pride and Prejudice
Historical Fiction > Australian & Oceanian
Author: Jennifer Paynter
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
The third Bennet sister, Mary, steps into the spotlight in this graceful retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
As a middle child flanked by two pairs of closely bonded sisters, marginalized by her mother, and ridiculed by her father, Mary Bennet feels isolated within her own family. She retreats to her room to read and play the pianoforte and, when obliged to mix in society, finds it safer to quote platitudes from books rather than express her real opinions. She also finds it safer to befriend those who are socially “beneath” her. When wealthy Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley glide into her sisters’ lives, Mary becomes infatuated with an impoverished young musician, the son of her old wet-nurse, who plays the fiddle at the Meryton assemblies.
It is only after her sisters tease her about her “beau with the bow” that Mary is forced to examine her real feelings and confront her own brand of pride and prejudice.
An elegant accompaniment to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, The Forgotten Sister plucks the neglected Mary from obscurity and beautifully reveals her hopes and dreams.
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