"Hannah Martin's life isn't shaping up into much of anything. Since graduating college eight years ago, she has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs. At the age of twenty-nine, she is starting to see crow's feet, and yet, shestill has no idea what she wants to do with her life. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles to regroup. She takes up residence in her best friend Gabby's guest room. Along with Gabby and Gabby's husband Mark, the three of them go out to a bar where they meet up with some of Hannah and Gabby's old friends, including Hannah's high school boyfriend, Ethan. Shortly after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she's ready to go. But then Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan? MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE is told in two concurrent storylines following the consequences of each choice. Hannah's two parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences not just for Hannah, but for all of the people in her life. As Hannah's stories run their course, they raise questions about fate and true love. Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate? Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she's found him"--
Carlos is taught his last lessons by Don Juan before he and Don Genaro disappear, including the concepts of naugal and tonal, and the ways of the impeccable warrior
The discovery of a dead baby under a pile of old blankets in Aaron Fisher's barn sets off a scandal in Amish country and an investigation that could implicate Fisher's eighteen-year-old daughter.
In 1952 South Africa, as apartheid laws are going into effect, English Detective Emmanuel Cooper's investigation into an Afrikaans police officer's murder is hampered by the Afrikaner Secret Police's campaign to capture black communist radicals.
Abandoned on a 1913 voyage to Australia, Nell is raised by a dock master and his wife who do not tell her until she is an adult that she is not their child, leading Nell to return to England and eventually hand down her quest for answers to her granddaughter.
Valfierno, the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa is a fascinating novel of intrigue based on a real event at the dawn of the twentieth century: the disappearance of Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" from the Louvre Museum, on August 22, 1911. The police at the time immediately suspected a group of artists who flouted their hatred of all academic painting - among them the young Pablo Picasso; and the soldier-poet Apollinaire, who was detained briefly for the crime. But time passed and the authorities found no clues about the location of either the painting or the actual thieves. Two years later, in 1913, a certain Vicenzo Peruggia was picked up in Florence with the masterpiece in his possession; yet he claimed that he had only wanted to restore it to its rightful home: Italy.
What had really transpired during those two intervening years and, above all, who could believe that the humble Peruggia had been the mastermind for the heist of the century?