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A gripping saga of covert government action, classism, and modern espionage, Hard Whispers runs at full speed with a spellbinding intensity that dances on the edge of reality..

Fiction

Waking the Dragon | Pamela Martin

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Years after Pamela Graham thwarted a US-government plot to kill millions of its own citizens, a new presidential candidate is poised to take the White House. Donald Wynn’s loyal following supports him primarily because of his tough, anti-China stance—a position that puts him in the crosshairs of Eastern leaders. Pamela, meanwhile, is trying to get over her paranoia and lead a normal life when this clash of world leaders threatens to pull her back into a life of conspiracy and intrigue. As polls begin to clearly favor Wynn as President of the United States, strange, dark-suited men seem to once again be tailing her. It is at this point Pamela learns that her adopted Russian son, Alex, has a close personal tie to the Chinese president—a man who’s dead-set on keeping candidate Wynn out of the presidency, even if it takes deadly force. As East and West collide, Pamela is forced to sort good from bad, serve the country that once betrayed her, and most important, keep herself and her family alive..

Self-Help

Secrets, Truths, & Whispers | Tony Garcia

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We go through this life doing our best to uncover the secrets to happiness and success. We go through this life searching for the truths that will lead us toward peace and self-fulfillment. We go through this life hoping to quiet the noise long enough to hear the whispers from our heart. In Secrets, Truths, & Whispers: Lessons from a Good, Hard Life, Tony Garcia helps bring those secrets and truths and whispers into the light. In this 366-day collection of poems, stories, prayers, and hopes, readers begin to learn how to overcome the obstacles, fears, and struggles that confront them in everyday life. Each daily passage provides an opportunity to reflect on your journey. Garcia looks to provide readers with tools, inspiration, and hope to live their best life..

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Did You See the Monkeys? | Eddy Arnold

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Did You See The Monkeys? is a love story, not about romantic love between a boy and a girl or a man and a woman, but about brotherly love between two boys who are not born brothers but who choose to be brothers. It's about strong, confident Tom and weak, scared Tad and their brotherly bond that lasts a lifetime. It's about the power of the human heart and the indomitable triumph of the human spirit..

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Whisper Network | Chandler Baker

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “Honest, timely, and completely thrilling.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) “Part page-turning thriller, part smart examination of the #MeToo movement, part feminist rallying cry...Whisper Network is the satisfying “beach read” we’ve earned.” —The Daily Beast Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge. But the world has changed, and the women are watching this promotion differently. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they aren’t willing to let it go. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough. Sloane and her colleagues’ decision to take a stand sets in motion a catastrophic shift in the office. Lies will be uncovered. Secrets will be exposed. And not everyone will survive. All of their lives—as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries—will change dramatically as a result. "If only you had listened to us,” they tell us on page one of Chandler Baker's Whisper Network, “none of this would have happened." “Exciting and sprinkled with razor-sharp insights about what it is to be a woman today, Whisper Network is a witty and timely story that will make you cheer for sisterhood.”—Liv Constantine, USA Today bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish.

Fiction

Whispers | Dean Koontz

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz “pulls out all the stops” (Publishers Weekly) in this haunting psychological thriller... For thirty-five years, Bruno Frye has lived in the shadow of the adopted mother who made his heart beat with constant fear. And even though she died five years ago, the whispers still haunt him in the dark...enough to make him kill—and kill again. Hilary Thomas is one of his intended victims. And she’s about to learn that even death can’t keep a bad man down....

Fiction

The Whispers of War | Julia Kelly

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For fans of historical novels by Kristin Harmel and Martha Hall Kelly comes a “gripping tale by a writer at the top of her game” (Fiona Davis, author of The Chelsea Girls) following three friends who struggle to remain loyal as one of them is threatened with internment by the British government at the start of World War II. In August of 1939, as Britain watches the headlines in fear of another devastating war with Germany, three childhood companions must choose between friendship and country. Erstwhile socialite Nora is determined to find her place in the Home Office’s Air Raid Precautions Department, matchmaker Hazel tries to mask two closely guarded secrets with irrepressible optimism, and German expat Marie worries that she and her family might face imprisonment in an internment camp if war is declared. When Germany invades Poland and tensions on the home front rise, Marie is labeled an enemy alien, and the three friends find themselves fighting together to keep her free at any cost. Featuring Julia Kelly’s signature “intricate, tender, and convincing” (Publishers Weekly) prose, The Whispers of War is a moving and unforgettable tale of the power of friendship and womanhood in the midst of conflict..

Juvenile Fiction

Entreating Whispers | Jared A. March

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Gifted with a rare, ultra sensitive hearing capability caused by a virus at age eight, Tia Fleisher learns about the power of her extraordinary hearing and about the problems associated with being different. Fearing for her safety, she is placed under the protection of the FBI and enters a highly secretive youth program for gifted children where she will be nurtured as a future covert operative. After graduating as valedictorian and with an approved FBI guardian, she enters the "unofficial" FBI apprentice program in Washington D.C. where she again excels. While at the Bureau, working on sophisticated computer program design and a "psychic" surveillance procedure, she earns the respect and admiration of the Assistant Director of the FBI who later recruits her into the CIA. But, because of compromises to her personal value structure, she loses heart and passion for the undercover life-style and enters the private sector at the end of her mandatory three-year commitment to federal service. In Entreating Whispers, we see Tia hold true to her morals, her ideals, and her empathetic nature as she maneuvers her way through a world of adult deception and ruthlessness that has the full acceptance of the unwitting American public..

Fiction

Whispers in the Night | Molly Tabachnikov

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The whispers in the night start when Fox Monroe is just six years old. They wake him up in the dark, leaving him confused and a little scared. Is it Papa and Daddy talking? From his bedroom in his familys Greenwich Village apartment, he cant quite tell if its his two fathers talkingor someone else. He cant quite make out any words as the voices fade in and out in the darkness. Fox knows, however, that whatever it is isnt speaking out loudand there is something else in the house. As he grows so do his telepathic powers. Fox struggles learn how to control his talents, and he doesnt always succeed. Then, in one horrifying moment of rage that will change all their lives forever, Fox uses his powers to kill a man remotely. On one hand, hes just a boybut on the other, hes also now a murderer. Forced by his own guilt to leave home at the age of seventeen, he travels the country, looking for answers and hope. Out in the world, he encounters the problems of climate change and an eroding economy. Driven by his need to help others, Fox struggles to stay one move ahead of the sinister shadow that has haunted him since childhood. Deep down, despite the darkness within, all Fox wants is a place to belong. Can he find that place of sanctuary before its too late?.

Fiction

The House of Whispers | William Le Queux

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A remarkable mystery story in which valuables disappear from locked safes; written and whispered warnings come out of nowhere and a murder is committed behind locked doors--all in a modern New York apartment. "Full of arresting situations and making a strong appeal at every stage to the instinct of curiosity.".

Comics & Graphic Novels

House of Whispers Vol. 3: Watching the Watchers | Nalo Hopkinson,Dan Watters

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The goddess Erzulie is grieving the loss of one of her husbands, while her remaining spouses are asking themselves if they can remain by her side. But in the darkness, the Corinthian has his eyes on Erzulie’s place. Erzulie will need allies-including Papa Midnite, the dangerous immortal on whom everyone in the afterlife has sworn revenge! Collects House of Whispers #13-22..

Religion

The Return of Mary Magdalene | Linda Lee Christenberry

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THE RETURN OF MARY MAGDALENE is a romance set in 1985, during the lead up to the first worldwide television broadcast of a rock concert to raise money to feed starving Africans. Mary is a refugee relief philanthropist who is contacted by retired rock star Lionel Lionhart, who convinces her to set up and handle delivery of the food. David, the drummer in Lionels band - Taller - comes out of seclusion to participate. Mary goes from a depressed, world-weary girl who has seen too much death, to a light-filled woman because Love lifts her up into a new understanding of the true place of womankind and how the world was originally created to work..

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The Book of Whispers | Varujan Vosganian

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A harrowing account of the Armenian Genocide documented through the stories of those who managed to survive and descendants who refuse to forget The grandchild of Armenians who escaped widespread massacres during the Ottoman Empire a century ago, Varujan Vosganian grew up in Romania hearing firsthand accounts of those who had witnessed horrific killings, burned villages, and massive deportations. In this moving chronicle of the Armenian people’s almost unimaginable tragedy, the author transforms true events into a work of fiction firmly grounded in survivor testimonies and historical documentation. Across Syrian desert refugee camps, Russian tundra, and Romanian villages, the book chronicles individual lives destroyed by ideological and authoritarian oppression. But this novel tells an even wider human story. Evocative of all the great sufferings that afflicted the twentieth century—world wars, concentration camps, common graves, statelessness, and others—this book belongs to all peoples whose voices have been lost. Hailed for its documentary value and sensitive authenticity, Vosganian’s work has become an international phenomenon..

Body, Mind & Spirit

Whispers of Our Knowings | Laughing Womyn Ashonosheni Ashonosheni

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The stories in this book are modern myths filled with passionate images that will remind you to love yourself, laugh, and forgive yourself for sometimes forgetting to be the amazing spiritual being that you are. Whispers of Our Knowings includes adventures of delight in our humanness and wanders through many of the questions and emotional quandaries we encounter during our journey out of forgetfulness and into remembrance of our wholeness. The stories speak to such questions as; what are we doing here? How did we create what were now living? How can we passionately engage in life? Where are we capable of going? There are stories for rites of passage in human lives, for seasonal passages and in honor of the elements. The mythological characters, circumstances and vivid imagery will fascinate the part of you that loves to be entertained. The profound teachings woven into these stories invite you to stand so completely in wholeness that every breath you take is a conscious, sacred act filled with pure delight. Use these stories freely for enjoyment or as foundations for rituals or healing ceremonies. Theyre meant to be danced into life in ways that are uniquely yours..

Juvenile Fiction

The Book of Whispers | Kimberley Starr

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Tuscany, 1096 AD. Luca, young heir to the title of Conte de Falconi, sees demons. Since no one else can see them, Luca must keep quiet about what he sees, or risk another exorcism by the nefarious priest Ramberti. Luca also has dreams—dreams that sometimes predict the future. Night after night Luca sees his father murdered, and vows to stop it coming true. Even if he has to go against his father's wishes and follow him on the great pilgrimage to capture the Holy Lands. Far away in Cappadocia, Suzan has dreams too. Consigned with her mute mother to a life in an underground convent, she has a vision of a brown-haired boy riding through the desert. A boy with an ancient book that holds some inscrutable power. A boy who will take her on an adventure that will lead to places beyond both their understanding. Together, Luca and Suzan will realise their true quest: to defeat the forces of man and demon that wish to destroy the world. Kimberley Starr is a teacher and author based in Melbourne. Her debut novel, The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies, won the 2003 Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. She has a degree in mediaeval literature, and travelled through Turkey and Israel to research The Book of Whispers. ‘The Book of Whispers combines history, fantasy, romance and the brutality of the Middle Ages in a satisfyingly epic novel.’ Books+Publishing ‘The Book of Whispers is fast paced and bloody in parts, not shying away from the brutality of the period and the atrocities committed during the Crusades; but it also shrewdly challenges the reader to think about religion, extremism and tolerance—particularly in relation to a region where those topics have particular significance.’ Lamont Books ‘One of my favourites of this year.’ Tea in the Treetops ‘This fast paced and well developed story has a little bit of everything to provide you with an interesting foray into a historical journey through time. Grief, love, chaos, adventure, magic, and the Christian crusades into Jerusalem all melded together into a beguiling and beautiful novel.’ Artistic Bent.

Fiction

Little Whispers | K. L. Slater

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You shared a secret with the wrong person. Janey Markham is thrilled to be moving with her family to Buckingham Crescent, the smartest address in a desirable suburban town. Worried she’ll be excluded by the glossy local mothers, Janey is thrilled when she meets Tanya, the kind of woman she has always looked up to. Tanya takes Janey under her wing, and her teenage daughter Angel is amazing with Janey’s little boy. As Janey and Tanya grow closer, Janey feels she can finally leave her troubled past behind. But then everything changes… In a weak moment over a bottle of wine, Janey finds herself telling Tanya her most shocking secret. Why wouldn’t she trust her new friend? The following day, Janey sees Angel, with a man old enough to be her father, pushing someone into a car. The next day a body is found and police appeal for witnesses – and share a picture of the same car… When Janey tells Tanya she is going to the police, Tanya turns threatening. She’ll stop at nothing to defend Angel, even if her daughter is guilty. If Janey says anything, Tanya will make sure that her dark secret gets out. Janey faces an impossible choice. Stay quiet about what she saw that terrible day. Or speak up, and destroy the family she has worked so hard to protect… From million-copy bestseller K.L. Slater comes this twisty and absolutely unputdownable roller-coaster ride of a read. Fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be totally hooked on Little Whispers. What everyone is saying about Little Whispers: ‘I'm a huge fan of this author and they did not disappoint at all. They totally blew it away once again. Twists and turns and the ending was brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW!... It had me hooked from the beginning, I was suspicious of everyone in this book but had no idea it would end the way it did… this book exceeded my expectations!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is one of my most anticipated books of the year and I loved it. It was a great read that kept me on the edge of my seat… had some great twists that I did not see coming. I highly recommend this one!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was an epic thriller that had all the goodness you'd expect from KL Slater… The ending was superbly crafted with shocking caliber!’ The Secret Book Sleuth, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was a phenomenal domestic thriller that kept me literally entranced.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, wow, wow grab this book. So well written so tense. I picked it up to read a few pages and wound up reading late into the night. An author I will be recommending and looking forward to their new and older books’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This was a really great read… this is the KL Slater I know and love… A brilliant , twisty read’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I'm a huge fan of K. L. Slater's books and this latest book did not disappoint... The plot is fantastic with twists and turns, and I loved how it ended. The characters are well developed and interesting, and I couldn't stop reading the book to see what happened next. I can't recommend this book enough! Another brilliant thriller from K. L. Slater.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Delivers in spades… This is another gripping read from an author who just does not disappoint… This is an engaging read that had me desperate to unravel the secrets and lies that permeate and inform the narrative’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Such a wonderful story’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.

Young Adult Fiction

Whispers at Moonrise | C. C. Hunter

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Shadow Falls Camp is back in session with the most explosive installment yet. A shocking new threat will rock Shadow Falls—changing it forever and altering Kylie's journey in ways she never imagined. Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn't seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn't...a werewolf. With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who's willing to accept the impossible. As if life isn't hard enough, she starts getting visits from the ghost of Holiday, her closest confidante. Trouble is, Holiday isn't dead...not yet anyway. Now Kylie must race to save one of her own from an unseen danger before it's too late—all while trying to stop her relationship with Lucas from slipping away forever. In a world of constant confusion, there's only one thing Kylie knows for sure. Change is inevitable and all things must come to an end...maybe even her time at Shadow Falls. Don’t miss Whispers at Moonrise, the breathtaking fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series from author C. C. Hunter..

Fiction

Night Whispers | Judith McNaught

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Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught’s contemporary romances that will make “you laugh, cry, and fall in love again” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook. In this “exciting tale of loyalty, love, and danger” (Publishers Weekly), Sloan Reynolds, a small-town Florida policewoman, knows that her modest upbringing is a long way from the social whirl of Palm Beach, the world inhabited by her father and her sister, Paris. Total strangers to Sloan, they have never tried to contact her—until a sudden invitation arrives, to meet them and indulge in the Palm Beach social season. Reluctant to accept the long-overdue familial gesture, Sloan is convinced to visit when an FBI colleague informs her that her father and his associates are suspected of fraud, conspiracy, and murder. The only catch is she must hide her true profession from her family. Sloan is on top of her game until she meets Noah Maitland, a multinational corporate player and one of the FBI’s prime suspects. She finds herself powerfully attracted to him, against her deepest instincts. When a shocking murder shatters the seductive facade of the wealth and glamour surrounding her, Sloan must maneuver through a maze of deceit and passion in this superb and enthralling tale of breathtaking suspense..

Fiction

Whispers and Shadows | Najat Sinclair-Benrbia

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WHISPERS AND SHADOWS is the story of Ahlam, a Moroccan girl, who finds herself living an identity crisis in a culture that privileges boys over girls. Amid the chaos, Ahlam tries to navigate her ways in her turbulent surroundings, with all the injustice that is crippling her senses and making her starve for love and continuous validation from her parents and family. Throughout her tender life, Ahlam has fought hard to remain visible and worthy. From childhood to adult life, Ahlam struggles to fulfil her dreams by working hard to create her little paradise. When Ahlam meets her soulmate, things go from bad to worse. But despite it all, Ahlam is adamant to change her world, along with her destiny, to make a life for herself, no matter the cost. Will her love for a man, an infidel to her parents, conquer the impossible and lead her to new beginnings? WHISPERS AND SHADOWS is a story full of murmurs from a broken past that is hard to bury and impossible to forget..

Language Arts & Disciplines

Hard Times (Illustrated) | Charles Dickens

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The Utilitarians were one of the targets of this novel. Utilitarianism was a prevalent school of thought during this period, its founders being Jeremy Bentham and James Mill, father to political theorist John Stuart Mill. Theoretical Utilitarian ethics hold that promotion of general social welfare is the ultimate goal for the individual and society in general: "the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people." Dickens believed that in practical terms, the pursuit of a totally rationalised society could lead to great misery. Bentham's former secretary, Edwin Chadwick, helped design the Poor Law of 1834, which deliberately made workhouse life as uncomfortable as possible. In the novel, this is conveyed in Bitzer's response to Gradgrind's appeal for compassion. Dickens was appalled by what was, in his interpretation, a selfish philosophy, which was combined with materialist laissez-faire capitalism in the education of some children at the time, as well as in industrial practices. In Dickens's interpretation, the prevalence of utilitarian values in educational institutions promoted contempt between mill owners and workers, creating young adults whose imaginations had been neglected, due to an over-emphasis on facts at the expense of more imaginative pursuits..