Dr. Sophie Knowles is a professor with a way of making even the most complex math problems fun for her students. But when the school's beloved librarian is found shot to death in the stacks, Sophie learns that her friend was more complex than she ever knew. Now, Sophie must take on some rigorous deduction homework before the chances for another murder on campus increase exponentially...
Longlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor Award In a linked collection that presents the secreted small tragedies of an Anglican congregation struggling to survive, All Saints delves into the life of Simon, the Reverend, and the lives of his parishioners: Miss Alice Vipond, a refined and elderly schoolteacher, incarcerated for a horrendous crime; a woman driven to extreme anxiety by borderline-abusive sex; Owen, “The Shitblood Man,” who, lost in the woods, loses himself in a fit of rage; a receptionist and her act of improbable generosity; a writer making peace with her divorce. Effortlessly written and candidly observed, All Saints is a moving collection of tremendous skill, whose intersecting stories illuminate the tenacity and vulnerability of modern-day believers. Praise for All Saints "Fictional places have been mostly secular of late: the home, the bar, the workplace. Standing at the centre of K.D. Miller's touching and intimate collection of linked stories is, unfashionably, a church. All Saints is not just the setting for the habits and rituals of this motley group—parishioners, priest, passersby—but the central image that gives these stories their poignancy. As obsolescence threatens the church, it also puts in peril the connections each character has to others at the very time the world so badly needs human connections. All Saints is a moving and soulful book."—Caroline Adderson
Among the mist of myth and legend lies a history more fascinating than the heroes that built it, the battles that plagued it, and the secrets it left behind. Edeline Depuis is no longer safe in her 14th century world. In a move to protect the young daughter of a great warrior in the Knights Templar, she is transported through time from her childhood home in medieval France to 21st century Los Angeles. She grows up unaware of her history, completely oblivious to the enormous destiny that awaits her. But there are those who know how special Edeline truly is. Some silently surround and protect her, while others only selfishly covet her power. It is the latter that have captured her and taken her back to the past, determined to exploit her mysterious abilities for untold fortune. Dane Walker has been sent back in time to rescue her and bring her home. As much a prisoner to this soldier who professes to help her as she is to the strange world she doesn’t understand, Edeline lets down her guard and begins to trust him. Hunted across a mystic land, trust leads to passion and romance. They fall in love, but Dane is tortured by a secret bound to tear them apart. By taking her home, he is destined to lose her.
For the more than one million people who face an extended period of bed rest every year, this practical and reassuring guide turns recuperation into a productive and rewarding experience. Forced to spend months in bed during her first pregnancy, author Barbara Edelston Peterson knows what it takes to triumph over a drawn-out confinement. Find out how to transform a bed into "Command Central" — beat loneliness by staying connected to the world via family, friends, and the Internet; plan weekly and daily schedules of tasks and events; start personal projects like reading, learning a craft, or volunteering; create special quality time in bed with your children; and maintain a warm relationship with your partner. With firsthand accounts of people who have successfully come through a long-term confinement, plus helpful appendices offering sources for more information and support, Making the Most of Bed Rest transforms confinement into productive and fulfilling contentment.