A prize-winning Dutch journalist’s unsparing memoir of growing up amid the excesses, triumphs, and devastation of post–World War II Europe.
What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to symbolize not only his father’s tragically misguided allegiance but also a shattered marriage and ultimately the unconscionable separation of a mother and son.
In this revelatory memoir, the author confronts his parents’ complex past as he reconstructs the fortunes and disillusions of an entire family upheaved during the changes of twentieth-century Europe. The Münninghoffs were driven by greed, rebellion, and rage. An embattled dynasty, they were torn between the right and the wrong side of history. Their saga haunted Alexander’s life for the next seventy years.
Only in reconciling with them can this man find the courage to move forward as son and heir to the startling legacy of a flawed yet grand tradition.
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When a vulnerable teenage girl is reported missing on the Isle of Arran, police probationer Annie Greaves makes it her mission to find her. The unique beauty and remoteness of the Isle of Arran, Scotland provides a haunting backdrop to this story of loneliness, isolation and life on the fringes of society.
About S. K. Paisley:
S. K. Paisley was born in Glasgow. She studied Law and English Literature at University of Glasgow before working as a secondary school teacher.
She wrote her first novel Take a Breath while travelling around South America and her second novel, Madness & Soil, while living in Amsterdam, Glasgow, Montreal, Ottawa and Hamburg.
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A GMA Book Club Pick for July
Get set to jet from Capri to the Hamptons to the posh apartments of Park Avenue.
The author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with a glittering tale of a young woman who finds herself torn between two men: the WASPY fiancé of her family’s dreams and George Zao, the man she is desperately trying to avoid falling in love with.
Family secrets become a blackmailer’s deadly weapon in this pulse-pounding thriller by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of No Good Deed.
The shocking suicide of Beth Daniels’s father—a prominent surgeon—has thrown the FBI agent into a tailspin. But when Beth heads to Saint Augustine, Florida, for the funeral, she’ll need more than the emotional support of her boyfriend, retired detective Jon Lancaster. She’ll need his gut instinct for solving a mystery.
No sooner do they arrive than suspicions are aroused. There’s the pair of Russians who seem to be watching every move the family makes. A final, cryptic phone call Martin Daniels made to his granddaughter. Strange blood evidence on his estate. More than $1 million missing from Martin’s account. And his cell phone, wiped clean, along with clues to a double life. To Beth, it’s disturbingly clear: the man she loved was a stranger.
As she and Jon delve into Martin’s past, they have no idea where the secrets will take them. Or how dangerous it will be to expose the conspiracies, the cover-ups, and the terrible truths of Martin’s life—and death.
From acclaimed Colombian author Laura Restrepo comes a prize-winning novel inspired by a true crime that shattered a community and exposed the dark recesses of toxic masculinity and privilege.
Immune to the consequences of immorality, five privileged young men in Bogotá bond over a shared code: worship drugs and drink, exploit women, and scorn the underclass.
As males, they declare the right to freedom of pleasure. As friends, only disloyalty to each other is forbidden. When a little girl from the slums disappears, the limits of a perverse and sacred bond will be tested in ways none of them could have imagined.
Hauntingly true, this daringly told work of fiction explores the tragic dynamic between genders, social classes, and victim and victimizer, and between five men whose intolerable transgressions will shake the conscience of a country.
DA VINCI CODE meets TOMB RAIDER in this multi-award-winning series.
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A COMPUTER APP DESIGNER. AN ENCRYPTED RELIC. CAN SHE DECIPHER THE DANGEROUS CODE BEFORE EXTREMISTS TRIGGER A HIGH-TECH APOCALYPSE?
Software expert Maddy Marshall isn't sure she's ready for a hazardous role in black ops. But when an armed Russian thief makes off with a rare ancient star chart, the aikido black belt has no choice but to join her VanOps boyfriend and twin brother in the pursuit. If her royal Spanish family legends are true, the chart leads to a superconductive treasure trove capable of powering the ultimate instrument of global destruction.
Setting off on a mad dash to uncover the secrets of a Mexican archeoastronomy site, she and the VanOps team unearth a clue dating back to biblical times. But as they race across the globe to Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt, they find themselves only a half-step ahead of sinister assassins.
Before millions die at the hands of an anti-American Russian government, can Maddy crack the secret code?
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In this mainstream page-turner, Christ’s DNA is discovered in an ancient relic—and used to create a clone. This is the story of Jesus’ human twin, and his quest for identity in Twenty-first Century America. Who will this young man be exactly?
This thought-provoking novel has been a great selection for book club discussions all over the country.
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The story of young father quests across ancient Arabia to save his son from mysterious forces who plan to sacrifice him and bring about the ruination of the world. A novel inspired by Arabia’s pre-Islamic ancient history, traditions, religious beliefs, and local culture and folklore.