Journey to The River Sea
Accompanied by Miss Minton, a fierce-looking, no-nonsense governess, Maia, a young orphan, sets off for the wilderness of the Amazon, expecting curtai <more...>ns of orchids, brightly colored macaws, and a loving family. But what she finds is an evil-tempered aunt and uncle and their spoiled daughters. It is only when she is swept up in a mystery involving a young Indian boy, a homesick child actor, and a missing inheritance that Maia lands in the middle of the Amazon adventure she's dreamed of.
A Widow For One Year
"One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed, Ruth Cole awoke to the sound of lovemaking, it was coming from her paren <more...>ts' bedroom." This is the story of Ruth Cole. It is told in three parts: on Long Island, in the summer of 1958, when she is only four; in 1990, when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career; and in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She’s also about to fall in love for the first time…
Until I Find You
"According to his mother, Jack Burns was an actor before he was an actor, but Jack's most vivid memories of childhood were those moments when he felt <more...>compelled to hold his mother's hand. He wasn't acting then." So begins John Irving's eleventh novel, Until I Find You, the story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack's missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But Alice is a mystery, and William can't be found. Even Jack's memories are subject to doubt.
My Life Uncovered
Laura Taylor, an ambitious heart centered naive Midwestern English major is determined to go west and write the great American screenplay. An epic lov <more...>e story. Working her way through Hollywood's premiere talent agency, she gets close to making her dreams come true. But when money gets tight she takes a writing job at a small independent film company only to inadvertently discover she's written the great American adult movie. Laura is soon juggling two identities between two worlds in this hilarious expose of Hollywood meets the Adult Film Industry as she attempts to remain true to her integrity.