The House at the Edge of Night
Score: 4
From 152 Ratings

The House at the Edge of Night


  • Author: Catherine Banner
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 7988123 Bytes


“A perfect summer read [that] brims with heart . . . Don’t be surprised if you keep turning the pages long into the night, spellbound by its magic.”—The Denver PostA sweeping saga about four generations of a family who live and love on an enchanting island off the coast of Italy—combining the romance of Beautiful Ruins with the magical tapestry of works by Isabel Allende.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Los Angeles Public Library • Kirkus Reviews“Captivating . . . [Catherine] Banner’s four-generation saga is set on an island near Sicily, where myths of saints get served up with limoncello at the Esposito family’s bar. . . . The island is fictional, but consider this dreamy summer read your passport.”—Peopl...

I Wished For You

I Wished For You


  • Author: Amy Huberman
  • Release Date : 2012-10-25
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • File Size: 1415873 Bytes


'Poignant and laugh-out-loud funny ... proof not just that Huberman can write, but that she can do so with wit, insight and charm' Irish TimesGrace and Robbie seem destined to be together for ever, but when he unexpectedly goes down on bended knee, Grace freaks out. Cue the mother of all meltdowns.On top of that, Grace is not exactly fulfilled by her job - dressing well-to-do ladies with way more money than style. Cue - in her addled state - losing it in work, with disastrous consequences.Into Grace's train-wreck of a life comes Verity - ex-Hollywood costume lady and vintage clothing queen. Verity has seen it all and done it all and her life makes Grace's look about as exciting as Songs of Praise. Verity tells Grace that the secret of happiness is to...

The House at the Edge of Night
Score: 3.5
From 84 Ratings

The House at the Edge of Night


  • Author : Catherine Banner
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385686297


The House at the Edge of Night Book Description :

A sweeping, propulsive family saga set on a romantic and beautiful Italian island, for fans of Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Beautiful Ruins. On the tiny, idyllic island of Castellamare, off the coast of Sicily, lies The House at the Edge of Night, an ancient bar run by the Esposito family. There, over the course of three generations--from the eve of World War One to the aftershocks of the 2008 financial crisis--the Esposito women will fight to hold their family together against the threats that break across their shores. As lush and magical as the island at its centre, The House at the Edge of Night is a story of love and secrets, endurance, loss and, ultimately, triumph. From the Hardcover edition....

The House at the Edge of Night
Score: 3.5
From 84 Ratings

The House at the Edge of Night


  • Author : Catherine Banner
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812998801


The House at the Edge of Night Book Description :

“A perfect summer read [that] brims with heart . . . Don’t be surprised if you keep turning the pages long into the night, spellbound by its magic.”—The Denver Post A sweeping saga about four generations of a family who live and love on an enchanting island off the coast of Italy—combining the romance of Beautiful Ruins with the magical tapestry of works by Isabel Allende. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Los Angeles Public Library • Kirkus Reviews “Captivating . . . [Catherine] Banner’s four-generation saga is set on an island near Sicily, where myths of saints get served up with limoncello at the Esposito family’s bar. . . . The island is fictional, but consider this dreamy summer read your passport.”—People ...

The House at the Edge of Night
Score: 3.5
From 84 Ratings

The House at the Edge of Night


  • Author : Catherine Banner
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473535299


The House at the Edge of Night Book Description :

'Ten years ago, my top holiday read was Victoria Hislop's The Island; this summer's great escape belongs to Catherine Banner.' The Pool 'Delightful ... A captivating tale of love ... and loyalty peopled by wonderfully vivid characters.' Sunday Express 'Readers, prepare to be captivated.' Irish Independent On a tiny island off the coast of Italy, surrounded by the sound of the sea and the scent of bougainvillea, the Esposito family have been running the bar, the House at the Edge of Night, for generations. Over the course of a century, as the town is transformed by war, fascism, tourism and recession, the spirited Esposito women are determined to keep the doors to the bar open. It is, after all, the place where unexpected friendships are forged, betra...

The House at the Edge of the World
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The House at the Edge of the World


  • Author : Julia Rochester
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-06-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241971703


The House at the Edge of the World Book Description :

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016 Part mystery, part psychological drama, Julia Rochester's The House at the Edge of the World is a darkly comic, unorthodox and thrilling debut When I was eighteen, my father fell off a cliff. It was a stupid way to die. John Venton's drunken fall from a Devon cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions to take up their adult lives. Their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling family house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map. His brightly coloured map, with its tiny pict...

The House on the Edge of the Cliff

The House on the Edge of the Cliff


  • Author : Carol Drinkwater
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-05-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405933353


The House on the Edge of the Cliff Book Description :

**Available to pre-order now - Carol Drinkwater's epic story of enduring love and betrayal, from Paris in the sixties to the present day** No one else knows what happened that summer. Or so she believes. Grace first came to France a lifetime ago. Young and full of dreams of adventure, she met two very different men. She fell under the spell of one. The other fell under hers. Until one summer night shattered everything. Now, Grace is living an idyllic life with her husband, sheltered from the world in a magnificent Provençal villa, perched atop a windswept cliff. Every day she looks out over the sea - the only witness to that fateful night years ago. Until a stranger arrives at the house. A stranger who knows everything. The past and present spectacu...

A House at the Edge of Tears
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A House at the Edge of Tears


  • Author : Vénus Khoury-Ghata
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018560117


A House at the Edge of Tears Book Description :

A hard-hitting but poetic autobiographic account of growing up in war-torn Beruit introduces readers to a young man who is gradually being distanced from his family as the city falls apart around him. Original....

Voices in the Dark

Voices in the Dark


  • Author : Catherine Banner
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0375893016


Voices in the Dark Book Description :

Asking for the truth can be as painful as telling it. . . . Anselm Andros has clearly defined roles in his family and they are roles he plays very well—he is confidante to his mother, Maria. He is the confessor to his stepfather, Leo, a man haunted by the secrets of his past. And Anselm is also the patient, caring brother to his precocious sister, Jasmine. When the political landscape of Malonia starts to shift, this unassuming family begins to unravel. Even though they’ve spent the past fifteen years leading a quiet life, Maria and Leo’s actions are forever linked to the turbulent history of Malonia and its parallel world, modern-day England. With so much uncertainty at home and in his world, it is more important than ever for Anselm to put al...

Cusp of Night

Cusp of Night


  • Author : Mae Clair
  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781516107278


Cusp of Night Book Description :

The truth hides in dark places . . . Recently settled in Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania, Maya Sinclair is enthralled by the town’s folklore, especially the legend about a centuries-old monster. A devil-like creature with uncanny abilities responsible for several horrific murders, the Fiend has evolved into the stuff of urban myth. But the past lives again when Maya witnesses an assault during the annual “Fiend Fest.” The victim is developer Leland Hode, patriarch of the town’s most powerful family, and he was attacked by someone dressed like the Fiend. Compelled to discover who is behind the attack and why, Maya uncovers a shortlist of enemies of the Hode clan. The mystery deepens when she finds the journal of a late nineteenth-century spiritual...

At the Water s Edge
Score: 3.5
From 1,852 Ratings

At the Water s Edge


  • Author : Sara Gruen
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385684897


At the Water s Edge Book Description :

In her stunning new novel, Gruen returns to the kind of storytelling she excelled at in Water for Elephants: a historical timeframe in an unusual setting with a creature who may or may not be the hero of the story. After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army colonel who is already embarrassed by his son's inability to serve in WWII due to color-blindness. Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father's favor is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster and, when he finds it, he will restore his father's name and return t...

The House at the Edge of Time

The House at the Edge of Time


  • Author : Pat Pflieger
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-08-25
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1537284789


The House at the Edge of Time Book Description :

Some houses are bigger than they look!Max has a problem: he's the new kid in school, and nobody wants to be friends. Until Ran invites him home.And that changes Max's life.Because Ran has a secret: his family has a time machine. And his uncle is lost somewhere in time.Can they rescue Ran's uncle? Can they FIND Ran's uncle?And can they get the dinosaurs out of the house?...