The newest novel from the New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs which explores the meaning of happiness, trust, and faith in oneself.
An introduction to the rapidly growing category of New Adult (NA) literature, this text provides a roadmap to understanding and introducing NA books to young people in high school, college, libraries, and other settings. As a window into the experiences and unique challenges that young and new adults encounter, New Adult literature intersects with but is distinct from Young Adult literature. This rich resource provides a framework, methods, and plentiful reading recommendations by genre, theme, and discipline on New Adult literature. Starting with a definition of New Adult literature, Kane demonstrates how the inclusion of NA literature helps support and encourage a love of reading. Chapters address important topics that are relevant to young people, including post-high school life, early careers, relationships, activism, and social change. Each chapter features text sets, instructional strategies, writing prompts, and activities to invite and encourage young people to be reflective and engaged in responding to thought-provoking texts. A welcome text for professors of literacy and literature instruction, first-year college instructors, researchers, librarians, and educators, this book provides new ways to assist students as they embark upon the next stage of their lives and is essential reading for courses on teaching literature.
"In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother's charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco. She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather Andrew, her only living relative--not counting her scoundrel father. But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline. Natalie thinks it's best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure the care he needs. To pay for it, she plans to close the bookstore and sell the derelict but valuable building on historic Perdita Street, which is in need of constant fixing. There's only one problem-Grandpa Andrew owns the building and refuses to sell. Natalie adores her grandfather; she'll do whatever it takes to make his final years happy. Besides, she loves the store and its books provide welcome solace for her overwhelming grief. After she moves into the small studio apartment above the shop, Natalie carries out her grandfather's request and hires contractor Peach Gallagher to do the necessary and ongoing repairs. His young daughter, Dorothy, also becomes a regular at the store, and she and Natalie begin reading together while Peach works. To Natalie's surprise, her sorrow begins to dissipate as her life becomes an unexpected journey of new connections, discoveries and revelations, from unearthing artifacts hidden in the bookshop's walls, to discovering the truth about her family, her future, and her own heart."--Amazon.com
An unbroken horse, a broken man, an estate that needs her… Virginia, 1854 Once a privileged son of the South, Hunter Calhoun now stands a widower shadowed by the scandal of his wife's death. Burying himself in his business breeding Thoroughbred racehorses, he's left his family to crumble and his young children to mourn alone. But when a poor investment threatens to bankrupt him, Hunter is forced to seek help by other means… Eliza Flyte is a horse whisperer like no other. Removed from the world of wealth and social privilege, she grew up on an isolated island off the coast of Virginia and learned the secrets of gentling horses. When the wounded and grieving Hunter shows up unexpectedly at her doorstep, with a crazed and wild stallion in tow, she must brave Virginia society in order to heal them both. As two worlds collide, Hunter and Eliza can no longer fight their attraction for each other. But it just might take a miracle for these two mismatched lovers to find their happily-ever-after. The Calhoun Chronicles Book 1: The Charm School Book 2: The Horsemaster's Daughter Book 3: HALFWAY TO HEAVEN Book 4: ENCHANTED AFTERNOON Book 5: A SUMMER AFFAIR
Chicago, 1871 In the aftermath of a destructive blaze, romance begins to blossom... Chicago is burning, and Lucy Hathaway is running for her life. As she rushes past a fine hotel engulfed in flames, a wrapped bundle tumbles from a window into her arms. Seconds later the building crumbles—and Lucy is astonished to discover the swaddled blanket contains a baby. Five years later, Lucy walks into Rand Higgins's bank and knows: the orphan she rescued that day actually belongs to this ruthless financier. Now, to keep the child she's come to love, she'll have to give up her hard-won freedom and become his wife. But giving Rand her heart? That, she could never have expected... In this exciting conclusion to the Chicago Fire trilogy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs weaves a story about a crumbling city and a burgeoning family—and how both are built up from the ashes. Books in the Chicago Fire Trilogy: The Hostage The Mistress The Firebrand Previously published.