by T. Greenwood
When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he's an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute, unless she does as he says. Based on the experiences of the real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, the author traces the next two years of Sally Horners' life as a kidnap victim.
by Adriana Trigiani
Chi Chi Donatelli and Saverio Armandonada meet one summer on the Jersey shore before World War II. Chi Chi is a talented and ambitious singer-songwriter working in a local blouse factory looking for her big break, while Saverio, a singer already on the rise, is fronting a touring band and has the good looks and smooth vocals that make success seem assured. It isn't long before Saverio becomes Tony Arma and he and Chi Chi form a duo; together they navigate the glamorous worlds of nightclubs, radio, and television. Soon they're married and all goes well until it becomes clear that they must make a choice: Which of them will put ambition aside to build a family and which will pursue a career? What compromises will they make to achieve their dreams? And on the road to fame and fortune, how will they cope with the impact these compromises have on their marriage, family, and themselves?
by Richard Paul Evans
The Good Neighbor: the life and work of Fred Rogers
by Maxwell King
Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously. The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.
by Jane Leavy
by Danielle Steel
An uplifting, inspiring story about taking back control of your life, by the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Winona Farmington can't help but feel that life is passing her by, in backwater Michigan town. She hates her job, her boyfriend won't commit. But she escapes the dreariness of everyday life with her favorite TV show, Beauchamp Hall, an English period drama. When she makes a shocking discovery, Winona knows it's time to make a change and travels to the picturesque English village that's home to the world of Beauchamp Hall, in pursuit of a new adventure.