The harrowing true story of one man’s life in–and subsequent escape from–North Korea, one of the world’s most brutal totalitarian regimes.
In this memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal thirty-six years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime, as well as the challenges he faced repatriating to Japan after barely escaping North Korea with his life.
The Federation is on the brink of war with everyone. Corinthe, the minister of security, has launched a campaign to strengthen the Federation by annexing the nations of the Frontier in response to an external threat.
The only problem is there is no threat. The members of the Frontier resistance movement know it, the commander of the Federation’s navy knows it and so do the crew of the Lady Hawk, who have no idea what they’re about to be swept up in.
The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic.
It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West.
The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls.
Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts!
Join five friends as they take the trip of a lifetime in five brand-new exclusive novellas by bestselling Christian authors.
Sing Me Home by Belle Calhoune: Rain Santos and her best friends are embarking on a ten-week road trip. The first destination is Nashville, where Rain hopes to explore her lifelong singing aspirations. When she comes face to face with her country singer ex-boyfriend, Luke Avery, Rain has to deal with their painful past… Also included: Hitched In Hot Springs by Kristen Ethridge; Romancing the Storm by Patrica Pacjac Carroll; Journey to Her Past by Angel Moore; Restore My Heart by Leah Atwood
QUINTYN AMES is a troubled government researcher who–on his honeymoon–inadvertently discovers that a female soldier left behind at the end of America’s most notorious war may be still alive and held in a remote area. LT. PATRICIA PAVLIK was captured during the Easter Offensive of 1972 and mistakenly classified as “Killed in Action / Body Not Recovered.”
But Patricia is far from KIA. She has been fighting her own war for the last 34 years–fighting to stay alive and still trying to come home. Both action filled and gut wrenching, “The American Pearl,” interweaves Patricia’s 34-year survival ordeal with Ames’ determination to get to the truth and to finally bring her home.
England, 1812. Aster Simmons lives a quiet and orderly existence working as a secretary and indulging in her love for puzzles–until her routine is disrupted by the arrival of an impertinent Scotsman who lounges around her office like an overgrown dog…
Hamish Logan, captain in the Highland Wolves, has been given a mission to protect the man working on a coded list of traitors. The only problem is the fascinating secretary, who makes his wolf rise to the surface and makes him want to do very uncivilised things…
Inspired by Outlander, the romantic tale of time travel and adventure, Highland Knits: Sassenach Cowl is a rustic, yet sophisticated quick-to-knit project. This simple, enduring design will have you stylishly covered no matter what place, or time, you call home.
“Love the Cowl project and the simplicity of it! Great for a weekend project. Fast, simple and great to knit…” -Amazon Reviewer
Wanted: Translator for first contact. Immediate opening. Danger pay allowance
Estlin Hume lives in Twin Butte, Alberta surrounded by a horde of affectionate squirrels. His involuntary squirrel-attracting talent leaves him evicted, expelled, fired and near penniless until two aliens arrive and adopt him as their translator. Yanked around the world at the center of the first contact crisis, Estlin finds his new employers incomprehensible…
“Readers of Anne Perry will enjoy this mystery set in Victorian England… The characters are interesting and the story is fast-paced and engaging.” –The Book Stop
Following a humiliating fourth Season in London, LadyElizabeth Fraser is on her way back to her ancestral country estate when her train careens off the rails and bursts into flames. Though she is injured, she manages to drag herself and her unconscious mother out of the wreckage…
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Rye Hart
I’d give anything for a second chance with Brooke. Being a single dad with twins might scare her away. Or maybe…. the three of us can win her over together. I screwed things up years ago… And she blames me for her insecurities around men. Now, Spring Break brings us to the same Caribbean island. And the attraction between us is…undeniable. It wont be easy, but I’ll make Brooke mine again.
When the dam explodes, only a little girl who was never really there at all can save them.
From suspense author and former journalist Ninie Hammon comes this spellbinding story of ordinary people whose tangled lives are marked by the specter of an impending disaster, and haunted by the mystery of a magical child. If you enjoy rich, believable real-people characters, ever-tightening tension and a breath-taking surprise ending–coupled with Hammon’s trademark dusting of “the unexplainable”–When Butterflies Cry will keep you turning pages far into the night.
When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.
As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn.
Thrills. Chills. Shadows and superstitions. Things that go bump in the night. Macabre Sanctuary boasts suspenseful fiction designed to elicit goosebumps and raise heartrates.
This collection from ten talented authors offers ghosts and demons, spirits and zombies, cannibals and killers… even a ferocious animal. Historical and contemporary tales of violence and fright keep readers on the edges of their seats…
Every president started out as a kid! Forget the legends, tall tales, and historic achievements–before they were presidents, the future leaders of the United States had regular-kid problems just like you.
Kid Presidents tells all of their stories and more with full-color cartoon illustrations on every page. History has never been this much fun!
So many people–including professing Christians–live aimless, purposeless, and defeated lives without knowing who they are or what they have. This should not be the case when God has so much to say about your identity and your inheritance in Christ.
Hakeem Collins shares inspiring, prophetic encouragements that will start your day with a fresh word from Heaven. Quiet your soul and listen to hear God’s voice speaking vision and victory over your life.
When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to Africa in 2000, he quickly became obsessed with the Congo River and the idea of recreating H. M. Stanley’s nineteenth-century journey along the nearly three-thousand-mile waterway.
Despite repeated warnings that his plan was suicidal, Butcher set out for the Congo’s eastern border with just a backpack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots…
Jennie and Thomas are falling in love again, but Tasha, one of his children, is determined to destroy their relationship.
Jennie had done that herself a number of years earlier when, in the midst of a manic episode, she had deserted Thomas, choosing a life of shameless debauchery in place of their marriage. Tasha knows of Jennie’s earlier life, and she has discovered that Jennie now takes medication to control her behavior. Jennie wants to prove she can live without her medicine. As she considers tossing it, though, she questions whether knowing she can live without the medication is worth the risk that she will fail the test and be unable to cope.