Insatiable Appetites

The women’s bestseller has become the acknowledged literary phenomenon of the last half-century. Madonne M. Miner takes the first critical look at this development and offers a serious reading of five of the most famous twentieth-century women’s bestsellers–Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber, Peyton Place, Valley of the Dolls, and Scruples. She outlines repeated plot structures, image patterns, and thematic concerns. From these Miner constructs a twentieth-century white middle-class American woman’s story, suggests ways in which female readers respond to women’s bestsellers, and proposes a matrilineal linkage between the novels.

The 17th Suspect

The newest Women’s Murder Club thriller–and instant #1 New York Times bestseller A series of shootings exposes San Francisco to a methodical yet unpredictable killer, and a reluctant woman decides to put her trust in Sergeant Lindsay Boxer. The confidential informant’s tip leads Lindsay to disturbing conclusions, including that something has gone horribly wrong inside the police department itself. The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and gets inside Lindsay in dangerous ways. She suffers unsettling medical symptoms, and her friends and confidantes in the Women’s Murder Club warn Lindsay against taking the crimes too much to heart. With lives at stake, the detective can’t help but follow the case into ever more terrifying terrain. A decorated officer, loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend, Lindsay’s unwavering integrity has never failed her. But now she is confronting a killer who is determined to undermine it all.

WAEB Weekly Music Charts

WAEB was a leading AM radio Top 40 outlet during the post-World War II era. This volume includes many of the station’s weekly pop music surveys from the late 1950s through the 1970s.

The Hunt for Atlantis

A LOST CIVILIZATION. A DANGEROUS QUEST. A DEADLY SECRET. It’s one of history’s most enduring and controversial legends—the lost city of Atlantis. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is certain she’s solved the riddle of its whereabouts—and with the help of reclusive billionaire Kristian Frost, his beautiful daughter, Kari, and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, she’s about to make the most important discovery in centuries. But not everyone wants them to succeed: a powerful and mysterious organization will stop at nothing to ensure that a secret submerged for 11,000 years never resurfaces. More than one would-be discoverer has already died in pursuit of Atlantis’s secrets—including Nina’s own parents. Failure isn’t an option. From the streets of Manhattan to the Brazilian jungle, from a Tibetan mountaintop to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Nina and Eddie will race against time—and follow a trail of danger and death to a revelation so explosive, it could destroy civilization forever….

Jesus

JESUS- The Great Debate The Question is… Who do you say that I am? An insightful new release addressing the identity of Jesus from a knowledgeable, well researched perspective. “Who do you say that I am?” It’s a question that has stirred great debate concerning the identity of Jesus in universities, churches, and most of all, in the hearts of millions. JESUS The Great Debate explored the criticism of the skeptics, such as the Jesus Seminar, a group of liberal scholars who deny that Jesus performed miracles and rose from the dead. Fascinating new scientific evidence suggests the Shroud of Turin may prove to be the actual burial cloth of Christ. Find out why many of the ancient Jews rejected Jesus despite their prophecies that revealed He was the true Messiah. Read the censored passages about Jesus of Nazareth hidden in the Jewish Talmud and Targums. Explore the astonishing discoveries of early Christian tombs. Uncover the truth about Jesus regarding His mysterious birth, His miracles, and His remarkable resurrection. “This comprehensive study of evidence about Jesus provides compelling proof to both skeptics and believers that He is the true Messiah.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Donald Trump: a Short Biography

Few people don’t have an opinion of President Donald Trump; either you love him or hate him. No matter your political stripes, President Trump is a force to be reckoned with. Growing up in a wealthy New York family, Donald Trump took over his father’s real estate business and turning it into a world wide real estate empire. Wanting more recognition and to build the Trump brand, in 2004 Trump began staring in The Apprentice reality television show. Here he was able to mentor young entrepreneurs with the promise of an executive position in the Trump empire while at the same time show-casing his many properties. In 2015, Donald Trump decided to take the plunge and run for the highest office in the land, the presidency of the United States. After his announcement, few political pundits gave Trump any chance of winning the election, most thought it was a stunt to boost the sagging rating of his show The Apprentice. With support from his family and millions of Americans, Trump won a hard fought campaign against the former Senator Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States. Once in office, Donald Trump has been anything but a passive president. Quickly taking on the sticky issues of immigration, tax reform, and health care. His policy initiatives have met with some success and some failure. His unorthodox style as president is a big change from former president Obama. Take the time to read this short biography of Donald Trump and see his tumultuous rise to power.

Best-sellers by Design

Authors:Lynda J. KingPublished on: 1988-01-01Publisher: Wayne State University PressPages: 252ISBN: 0814320007ISBN13: 9780814320006Category:Business and EconomicsBooks Rating: from 5 This Book was ranked at 39 by Google

The Baron Trump Novels

Original text and illustrations included. In the 1890s, Ingersoll Lockwood authored a series of children’s books about the escapades of his character, the young Baron Trump: Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and his Wonderful Dog Bulger, and Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey. The series followed a literary trend of the time, which had child protagonists adventuring to enchanted lands and encountering fantastic beings. Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, and L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are two famous examples of this genre. Lockwood’s Baron is an aristocratic youth bored with his life of luxury in Castle Trump. Searching for adventure, Baron travels to Russia to discover an underground world beneath his feet. He journeys downward and finds himself lost in peculiar settings surrounded by the strange inhabitants of this new world. The stories follow his adventures and eventual struggle to find his way back to the surface he left behind. The Baron Trump novels were obscured by the more successful children’s books of the time. Lockwood’s tall tales seemed destined for the literary dust bin, but the election of Donald Trump in 2016 renewed interest in these works due to the President’s youngest son’s name: Barron Trump. Now, back in print, the Baron Trump series is enjoying considerable interest and success.

Elevation

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others. From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” (The Guardian), Elevation is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”