Thursday Afternoon’s Mix of eBooks

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The Rowan Tree
by Robert W. Fuller
Literary Fiction

Rowan Ellway is a young college president; Easter Blue, an impassioned student leader. Upon graduation, she takes a fellowship to Africa, and they lose touch. When, decades later, they meet again, they discover that their prior bond was but a rehearsal for the world stage.

THE ROWAN TREE reaches from the tumultuous 1960s into humanity’s future, encompassing the worlds of politics, sport, ballet, presidential leadership, and world governance. An international cast of characters personifies the catalytic role of love in political change.


Traveler in the Dark
by Deirdre Gould
Science Fiction

Sixteen hundred years ago, they fled Earth. Now their long journey may finally be at an end. None of them have ever walked on soil, felt rain, or breathed unrecycled air. Their resources nearly spent, they sent a last exploratory mission to a new planet. It’s ideal… but they are not alone.

In the struggle for survival, they must make a choice. Sacrifice another species or accept their own extinction. And time is running out.


Paul Newman: A Life
by Shawn Levy
Biography & Memoir

In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor’s life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son’s death from a drug overdose.

This definitive biography is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life and just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the twentieth century.


Tall Tail
by Rita Mae Brown
Cozy Mystery

At any moment a perfect summer day in Crozet, Virginia—nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains–might turn stormy and tempestuous, as Harry knows too well when a squall suddenly sweeps in.

In a blink, Harry’s pickup nearly collides with a careening red car that then swerves into a ditch. Harry recognizes the dead driver slumped over the vehicle’s steering wheel: Barbara Leader was nurse and confidante to former Virginia governor Sam Holloway…


The Amish Widow
by Katie Fisher
Amish Romance

When Cat Kaufmann lost her husband, leaving her with three young children, she did the only thing she knew: put her trust in God, roll up her sleeves, and get to work. But life gets even rougher when she witnesses the murder of her neighbor.

Detective Kevin Fleming is certain that this case will be the same as all the others. When Cat offers her help, he reluctantly accepts. But there can’t be anything between them. She’s Amish. He’s an Englisch man. And there’s a murderer on the loose…


Sketches of a Black Cat
by Ron Miner

Howard Miner never expected to contract the first documented case of the mumps in Guadalcanal history. His is a tale of seven buddies, all pilots who flew at night, slept and got into mischief by day, then repeated. Their PBY Catalina odyssey stretched from the Solomon Islands to the northern tip of the Philippines and included a full range of missions, from search, attack, and bombing runs, to daring sea rescues.

Howard’s journey through training and tours of duty is skillfully captured in his art and narratives, framing a wartime drama with a personal coming of age story…