Devin starts out as your standard coldhearted duke, so it’s lovely when he’s the first to fall in love. Then the isolated and withdrawn Deirdre goes missing, and Skye must figure out what dark forces her sister was involved in, and how to rescue her from them. Using the makes and misses of the 1981 Philadelphia 76ers, Tversky et al. No matter if you're in the mood for something weird, or you just want to read a traditional ghost story, I've got you covered. 4.4 out of 5 stars 22. Tversky chalked up the misconception to the sort of cognitive bias he made his name identifying — in this case, the natural human instinct to see patterns in randomness. The billionaire businessman Larry Ellison had been considered such a shoe-in that The San Francisco Chronicle ran a story headlined “Ellison Reportedly Close to Buying Warriors.” After Guber and Lacob steal the team out from under the Oracle founder, Guber waves a copy of the story in the air as if it read “Dewey Defeats Truman.”. Caryn James is a film critic for BBC Culture. “Park Slope moms were beautiful and fashionable and fit, but they were above caring too much about silly things like fashion,” McCreight writes. Why Are We Living in a Golden Age of Historical Fiction? When Hickman realized that the police were on the case, he returned Marion in six separate bundles, each carefully wrapped and deposited all over the city. Kindle Edition. (We will soon hear, in intermittent chapters, how she spent her last week or so on earth.). Peckham does not shy away from this pain. Wagner quotes a magazine article Wood wrote, never published in her lifetime. Conrad and Alden are part of a crew that plays a Magic the Gathering-like card game called Odyssey on the vlog Gamer Grandpa. In the aftermath of their fateful crossing, one of them will be dead, and the other, nowhere to be found. By telling the story from their alternating points of view, Jones creates a panoramic view of what these four men have endured on and off the reservation — the struggles with addiction, racism and the pressure to carry the traditions of the Blackfeet tribe — but also their triumphs: what they imagine and dream, the games they play (basketball, mostly), the women they love, and how they cut a path through a world that is not designed for them. While allowing for other possible interpretations (and minimizing the daunting logistics), Anderson believes that Lam was murdered, the victim of a “traumatic sexual attack” by one or more assailants. history, did not immediately appreciate the talent at his disposal. L. Annette Binder, by Alexander Smalls with Veronica Chambers, by I want to like horror novels, but it's difficult to maintain that sort of atmosphere and tension for the length of a novel. for The Wall Street Journal. But although it was the most dramatic crime of the decade — and all the more horrific because it ended in the death of an infant — the Lindbergh kidnapping was far from the only case of its kind. Julianna, the child Lecia was babysitting that night, has grown up to become Jujubee, a dancer at a sketchy nightclub who is built for “a world of jiggling and taunting, of sauntering and displaying” but who has the eye of an artist and a hunger to escape to something better. New DVD Releases; Digital Releases ; Release Date News; New Movies; Top Movies; 4K UHD; 3D; Select a genre and search years to find new movies on DVD and Blu-ray to watch. The result is a romance that feels at once classical and sui generis, steeped in the history of the genre but utterly original. They may not have had money for their own ransoms, but their rich parents were believed to be rolling in it. Cassandra Austen oversaw the legacy of another of English literature’s greats, and generations of readers have wondered what was in the letters she destroyed after the death of her sister, Jane. But unlike Goldstein, McMahon is also fascinated by recent trends. An Appreciation of Caitlin R. Kiernan's The Red Tree. Suddenly, if we wanted to escape the confines of our neighborhood, we had only our memories of trips past and our daydreams of trips future to depend on. As a student at Pratt Institute in the 1890s, Pelton is captivated by the Japanese concept of Notan beauty, “the harmony that is achieved by correctly arranging light and dark spaces.” In Coates’s narrative, much of Pelton’s darkness emanates from the lingering effects of a great scandal: her grandmother’s affair with the famous preacher Henry Ward Beecher, which, when made public, destroyed her marriage and warped the life of her only daughter — and of her only grandchild. The stolen phone passes through various layers of New York City criminality until it reaches Avi Lessing, one in a series of middlemen of varying intelligence, who decides to copy the compromising files onto his own hard drive. He opened his first club, the Aardvark, in 1973, in Cornwall, Ontario. From the author of Feed and Into the Drowning Deep comes this new novella about a young woman caught up in her final case as a teenage detective. Need a Distraction? Then Julie goes missing. Hey, why not take a page from the era of the Great Depression and go out and kidnap somebody for a big fat ransom? All rights reserved. Smalls: “There are very few people who can deny the inherent comfort of a rich chicken-and-gravy dish like this.” I certainly can’t. In fact, they found that players were more likely to make a shot after missing one than after making one. A lot of the tension reverberating through “The Choice” has to do with the psychic interplay between Joanna and her rigidly moralistic husband, Reuben. Well, yes. Shortly before she died of cancer, in 1998, Rell visited Heldreich to say goodbye. Kindle Edition. Meal of the Day, A loving portrait of Natalie Wood by her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner; Val Kilmer’s memoir; and a tribute to the entertaining trash that is “Valley of the Dolls.”. The first novel based on Netflix's hit series, Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds takes readers inside the Hawkins National Laboratory, where Terry Ives, the woman who will become Eleven's mother, signs up to participate in a project called MKUltra. After the rest of the Gamer Grandpa crew gets deus-ex-machina’d off the road trip to Vegas, Conrad and Alden find themselves driving cross-country alone together, and their prickly rivalry slowly falls away to reveal what’s long been simmering underneath. (It was a runaway hit, earning Bouton the millions he never made in baseball.) Danielle Trussoni’s most recent novel is “The Ancestor.”. To understand what happened in that 1 percent of time — and what our future looks like — La Cerva seeks out “wild food” on a trip around the world that takes her to the bushmeat markets of the Democratic Republic of Congo, moose hunting grounds of Sweden and jungles of Borneo, among other places. It teams up with a frail magician, and the new duo seek vengeance for the town of Elendhaven, taking out the people who wronged it, one by one. Yes, Halloween and all its ghoulish splendour lie just around the corner, and with streaming services awash with scary slashers and freaky features, we thought what better time than this to point you in the direction of the far more subtle but equally terrifying world of horror fiction. Going back in time, it fills in Eva’s past — her rough childhood, her triumphant acceptance to college, how it all went off the rails so spectacularly. Amos has maintained an impressive career since her first solo album, “Little Earthquakes,” in 1992. Those foxes in the woods? Sifton has served guests hot dogs, fried until “their casings burst, creating a torn and beautiful exterior.” For dessert, he has brought out frozen Mallomars. At times Wagner is a cleareyed adult, though, recalling that her mother liked to drink too much and had a fraught relationship with her own overbearing mother. She knows that someone has the blood of 17 women on his hands. I love horror (obviously), but I don't like horror novels very much. Like Bouton, Eruzione is attuned to the absurd, and he conveys the casual cruelty and homespun hilarity of Brooks’s put-downs: “Suter, you’re playing worse and worse every day, and right now you’re playing like the middle of next week”; “Ramsey, you’re an 18-year-old prima donna and next year you’re going to be a 19-year-old prima donna”; “Strobel, you’ve got a million-dollar set of legs and a 10-cent fart for a brain.” A 10-cent fart? In between solving murders and settling village grievances, Matthews is frequently called upon to deal with a variety of local scams, like the self-serving hustle of a mortician who has convinced a woman that her dear departed husband would be restored to life if she would have sex with him — the mortician, not the dead husband. The plot runs on two tracks. The answer, at least in Miller’s telling, has a great deal to do with one of Georgie’s patients, Second Lt. Thomas Pike, who takes an unlikely interest in her, despite her infatuation with the charismatic Irishman. From “The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook,” esopus trout (left) and chocolate-peanut butter pie with Ritz cracker crust. A year later, Limelight, Gatien’s most famous club, was raided by the authorities for drugs. Topics covered include a failed merger, a shell corporation in Oman, collusion and bond-price manipulation. Rumors of foul play, never proved, have flourished for so long that Wood’s death has overshadowed her genuine talent, on display in a career that includes her childhood role in “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Splendor in the Grass.” Her daughter learned early “not to believe a single word printed on the cover of a tabloid.”. Every moment in their love story feels beautifully earned. Ewan doesn’t need Grace to heal his heart — he takes care of his own business. Cohen’s fascination with streaks dates back to a high school basketball game in which every shot he attempted seemed to go in. Can you do that without being religious? But the journey will provide distraction and entertainment. Stephen Rebello, by But as any careful reader of “Ball Four” knows, only a man who loved the game would have tried so desperately to keep playing it. Switching identities with someone sounds so alluring, particularly now that we’re stuck at home with nothing but our own diminishing resources. Yet G.M.s keep placing the bet. After lying to get a cave-diving job that she thinks will be easy money, Gyre finds herself working under Em, a supervisor who knows the truth behind her deceptions. As McPhee brings the novel forward, into Isadora’s mother’s more freewheeling generation, what once looked heroic is in danger of being dismissed as a “collage of pretensions.” Isadora, the self-appointed curator of her family lore, is left to wonder how much of it will survive in the era of Snapchat’s My Story, where everything vanishes in 24 hours. But how to do that when even nature seems to be conspiring against him? Mike Cioffi, Chris Bradley and Sara B. Franklin, by But let’s not forget the exposition: Gatien grew up wearing a coonskin hat and watching “The Ed Sullivan Show” in a working-class family in Canada. Richard Marsh, by When he was a boy, the town had no hockey rink, and Mike had no skates. Tormented by guilt after a terrible tragedy in her past, she has been overlooked for promotion, passed over in the department, scoffed at by her male colleagues who refuse to listen when she says a serial killer is at work. Stephen R. Matthews, right, talks about anti-poaching patrols in his memoir. (While I feel no nostalgia, I did indeed find my first-ever crisp sandwich supremely comforting.) In that context, THE WOMAN ON THE WINDOWSILL: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts (Yale University, 281 pp., $32.50), by Sylvia Sellers-Garcia, serves as a grim but effective corrective. By Lynda E. Rucker . (The thought passes quickly.). The result is less a survey of every national park — most get only a handful of pages — than a chronicle of one upbeat, observant man’s emotional and physical journey through some of the most beautiful places in one very large country. (Especially after an investigator examines a video of the incident and sees what looks like a suspicious split-second interaction between Chris and the pickpocket.) Everything about Scarlett Peckham’s THE RAKESS (Avon, 400 pp., paper, $7.99) — from the title to the exquisite old-school cover with its gender-swapped clinch — makes its intent clear: to ask, “What if there were such a thing as a rakess?” It can’t be as simple as choosing to have sex, which would mark a woman as ruined. Familiar recipes from the St. John repertoire reappear, like a chocolate baked alaska and the justly famous Welsh rarebit. It appears to be full of nonsense, until Mouse begins to encounter the strange phenomena it describes. “Large silver-plated chafing dishes were the centerpieces and container for my prized gourmet hot dogs, which were perfectly paired with martinis and pitchers of mint julep.” I made Smalls’s chili dogs — franks on steamed buns topped with beef chili — and they belong on silver serving dishes. As time goes on and their situation seems ever more precarious, the reasons for Cassandra’s fierce protectiveness emerge. The retreat was the last home of Carey Logan, one of the artist's idols, and, as the novel's protagonist will soon discover, her ghost is ever-present on the property. Trying to figure it out for herself, Claire Googles “Can you scan onto a flight and not get on it?,” as we all would. “The Beetle” is something of a detective story, filled with revenge, false promises, sadistic villains and abducted young women. Her Mary Bennet is indeed the plain and awkward sibling of “Pride and Prejudice,” whose action is reprised in the early chapters of Hadlow’s novel, this time from Mary’s lonely, yearning, deeply insecure point of view. More so than a cabinet of hardware, however, Heldreich’s legacy is the women surfers who came after her, including Rell Sunn, the founder of the women’s professional surfing tour and a top-ranked longboarder. Cases involving children, Sellers-Garcia reassures us, were treated as crimes. He admits that his mom and her friends “seemed like a bunch of lightweights” when he was a kid, but has come to see that they “took the hits so we could skate by obliviously.”, While Hendrix warns that his “story ends in blood,” it begins with housework: Patricia Campbell, 39 years old with two kids, frantically tries to stay on top of chores: “The sheets on the guest bed had to be changed … and Carter had to have his shirts ironed, and Korey wanted new soccer cleats … and Blue was only eating white food so she had to make rice every night for supper.” Patricia “realized she needed to get out of the house and meet new people the moment she leaned over at supper with Carter’s boss and tried to cut up his steak for him.”, At first, she doesn’t stray too far from her element. “There was but one fact that was allowed to walk with the novels into posterity: that Jane had lived her short life as a stranger to drama; that few changes, no events, no crises broke the smooth current of its course.” Cassandra, of course, knows otherwise. 3. I don’t feel nostalgic for you, exactly, but you’re never far from my mind, especially your music, which is interesting because so much about music has changed since you were here, starting with the business itself. As Germany collapses, all he wants is to get home. Read our list of the best horror authors alive today in 2020. CDN$0.00 Free with Audible trial #2. But looked at without them, it has its own kind of beauty.” In the aftermath of her father’s death, Mary’s hesitant efforts to find a place in life are threatened by a familiar enemy, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and encouraged by a surprisingly benign old one, Mr. Collins, whose wife’s hospitality she accepts at Longbourn and whose marital troubles she finds herself resolving. The sun sets over the river Tiber, the Vittorio Emanuele II bridge in Rome and the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica. When Byatt goes missing, Hetty must journey beyond the "safe" boundaries of the school in order to find her and bring her home again. This conflict is what makes “The Return” so marvelous. A lot of characters find themselves in places they would rather not be, feeling paranoid, anxious and compromised by things they wish they had not done. David Stout, by Looking in.” Sometimes, reading Kate’s journal feels like puzzling over a series of text messages sent by a giddy teenager: The emotion is in high form even if the sentence structure isn’t. As they fall in love they are dogged by their pasts and presents: As a young woman, Sera was seduced by a neighbor, who abandoned her when she became pregnant; she lost the baby and he married someone else. It’s working honestly and bravely through their issues. “There were so many kidnappings in Depression-era America that newspapers listed the less sensational cases in small type,” David Stout tells us in his gripping page-turner, THE KIDNAP YEARS: The Astonishing True History of the Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America (Sourcebooks, 430 pp., $26.99). Keys, too, tells of navigating a record business in which she was told her music needed to be “less piano driven” in order to sell. He called it — ahem — “cultural cocaine.” He charts his career crisscrossing the globe opening clubs in London, New York, Toronto, Miami and Chicago. A Man of Few Words, 90% of Them Memorable, The Future Is Here, and Uncomfortably Close to Home, Lauretta Charlton reviews Keys’s “More Myself,” Amos’s “Resistance” and Peter Gatien’s “The Club King.”. A wealthy Ohio contractor named James DeJute got the message when the men who kidnapped his 11-year-old son sent him a ransom note demanding $10,000, to be paid in one lump sum, rather than piecemeal, unless he also wanted to have his boy returned to him “in installments.” In another ugly case, this one in Los Angeles, 12-year-old Marion Parker fell into the hands of a psychotic kidnapper, William Edward Hickman. Art direction by Matthew Dorfman. Bouton had an eye for the indignities of the baseball life. Georgie, however, is clever enough to know that a person with her efficiency and scholarly talents (she reads in Italian, French, German and Latin and is teaching herself Sanskrit) will always be useful to a person as disorganized and emotionally skittish as Yeats. As he returns to the dugout, with Yankee Stadium in full roar, he grumbles, “Those people don’t know how tough that really was.” They knew now. “There are worse things I could’ve done.”. 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